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431 The origin of extemporaneous tory, respectively. Thus History is preaching in this country is thus given exclusively confined to the former by Mr. Evelyn.

province, if comprehension and re“ The first Presbyter dissents from our

flection are necessary adjuncts, which discipline were introduced by the Jesuites cannot reasonably be denied. order, about the 20 of Queene Eliz. a fa. The following extract may illusmous Jesuite among them faining him. trate the political effects of diminish. selfe a Protestant, and who was the first ing the circulating medium: who began to pray extempory, and

“ 3. Aug. (1696) the Bank lending the brought in that which they callid, and are

200,0001. to pay the army in Flanders that still so fond of, praying by the spirit.”

had done nothing against the Enemy, had

so exhausted the treasure of the nation, With respect to written and oral that one could not have borrowed money preaching, nothiog is more easy of under 14 or 15 p. c. on bills, or on Exchr decision;

the impression arising from Tallies under 30 per cent." p. 56. superior ioterest of manner, in the A commentary on this

passage laiter form, excepted. If the object would require a pamphlet. The ob. be siinply to enforce matters already vious inference is, that the use of Pa. known and understood; prepared per tends to prevent extravagant rise maller, or rather written speeches, of interest, aod is an inestimable conare cold and ioavimate, because the venience, as adapting the circulation view is simply excitation of the feel. to the actual wants of the Country. ings. If the subject be unknown, This we presume to be true, because technical and uoanticipated, written all superfluous issues, accordiog to data are at least necessary ; and it is Adam Smith, revert upon the issuers. most certain, that reading, unless At this present moment a very upfair dramatically exhibited, is urattrac- feeling pervades the publick concerntive, except where instructiou, noting the Bank of England, and the inamusement, is desired. It has been ference just made is à propòs. We observed by Barristers, that the use of hold the Bank, in relation to the notes, in the manner of a brief, is Stale, in the same light as we should the best method, because allowing a physician who can both prevent and room for debating extemporarily. cure consumption.

The passage But, in oral delivery, sense is sacri- quoted also appears to us favourable ficed to the necessity of rounding pe- to a legalized modus of interest, but, riods, and it requires able men to also showing that it would be imposanimate the matter by felicitous il- sible to support such a modus unless lustration. In truth, whenever high there was a paper circulation, because public speeches are made, the matter the necessities of the people would is not extemporaneous, only the de require money upon any terms. These livery; such flow of alter never oc- are the opioions which occur to us curring, otherwise than in a case of upon a superficial view of the sub. strong feeling, or interest, which ject; and more we cannot, nor ought goads the ideas ; of course the skele- to say, without an immense collection ion is ready made; the muscular dra- of dala. We, therefore, only repeat, pery is added, according to the ta- that a standard of interest and a palents of the speaker. Add to this, per circulation seemn inseparable. that clerical education leaos more to We must all recollect the clamour writing, than to speaking well. But, of 1816, about the effects of cheap taking in view the acquired and ela- years, and to what causes it was borate education of the Established erroneously ascribed. The following Clergy, we think the suggestion of paragraph is therefore very instructhe Barrisler to be one which recon- tive. ciles all serious differences of opinion “ 1703. Corn and provisions so cheape, upon the subject. The view of the that the farmers are unable to pay their Jesuit, conceding the fact, was schism; rents." and be succeeded, of course, because, The maxims of commerce, on this where a subject is a bobby, every point, are, that when the number of novelty which feeds the feeling is as sellers exceeds that of the buyers, acceptable as a new luxury to an epic prices fall; when the buyers are more

Add to this, that there are ihan the sellers, prices rise. In an matters fit only for reading, or ora. article of universal demand, plenty

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alone can occasion cheapness ';; and impeded by the efforts at home for
there being no coro-bill, and pernfis. subsistence, it continually occasion.
sion of warehousing, prices fell, and ing new improvements and luxuries
people economized. It is not recol. to be offered to the rich.. We have
lected that persons who enter into somewhat digressed on the subject,
business with capitals, do so not simn. with which we conimenced, but we
ply to obtain a subsistence, but to bave so done, under the hopes of
retire with a fortune, and therefore having given a fair general outline
will not spend their money, when the of a natural course of things; and
returns are not commeusurate with under a persuasion that slanderous
their object. Every capitalist of com- writing and party writing are rather
mon sense pursues this rule. Expenses intended to create or confirm preju.
of every kind are curtailed. - It is dices than to illuminate or instruct.
not also considered, that excess of the We must now conclude our
stock produces an unnatural low tracts, with one important remark
price. If general distress for money, concerning family pictures.

like individual bankruptcy, produces Through painters not putting the
sales below prime cost, as it did in names of the persons represented on
farmers at warrents, other things must their portraits,“ many excellent pieces
come down also. Government up. come after a while to be dispersed
derstand this theory perfectly, and among brokers and upholsterers.”
they find it imperiously necessary to
prevent importation of foreign ma- We cannot take our farewell of this
nufactures, lest our own tradesmen very instructive and interesting work,
should be undersold. When a Coun- without expressing the greatest sa-
try is advanced to a certain stage of tisfaction at the manner in which it
population, the inhabitants leave has been edited by Mr. Bray, the
agriculture, where labour is no longer truly venerable Historian of Surrey,
a desideratum, and apply themselves
to manufactures and commerce.

72. The History and Antiquities of the course, they do not want to barter or

Parish of Tottenham High Cross, in the exchange, but to vend. England and the other countries of Europe are

County of Middlesex; comprising an Ac.

count of the Manors, the Church, and arrived at this state, and are now a other Miscellaneous Matter : to which is erowd jostling and mobbing to push added, an Appendix, containing the late forward their show-baskets, as at a Henry Lord Colraioe's History of Totfair. Manchester discontents, so far tenham, originally printed from the MS. as they are unconnected with poli

in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and ticks, rest on the same ground. The

the Rev. W. Bedwell's Brief History of Weavers, who settled there fifty years

Tottenham, first printed in 1631, with

the Antient Poem of The Tournament ago, married and had families; These

of Toltenham, with a Glossary: Selected they brought up to the same trade.

from eminent Authors and authentic Du. The masters dare not exceed their ca

cuments. By William Robinson, Gent. pitals, or the extent of the market.

8vo. pp. 373. Printed for the Author ; The workmen nevertheless increase

and sold by Nichols and Soo. beyond the means of employ. Europe, WELL knowing the difficulty which as its population augments, will more

would attend the preparing a comand more cramp the foreign coin.

plete History of Middlesex, we have merce, because it will have less to

more than once expressed a wish to export, the home consumption in

see the more considerable Parishes in creasing, and because it becomes an indispensable duty, that the subjects taken by some competent Antiquary.

that'opulent County severally underof each state should have the utinost

Such an Historian has here undertaken possible domestic resources, We there. fore conceive, that the increase of rich materials for the purpose.

Tottenham, a village abounding in population naturally multiplies the bumber of sellers and manufacturers, tending this Parish which not only invest

" There are certain circumstances at. and produces a competition, which

it with a very peculiar interest iu the eyes the power of manufacturing in the

of its own inhabitants, but also recombest form caunot overcome. People mend it to general attention. Its most caouot spare where there is not super- antient records place it in the tenure of fluity, and the power of exporting is Kings and Princes; and passing through

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433 a succession of families of the most ele- sure to the more cheering character. vated rank and consequence. At the time istics of the History; which is well of the Norman invasion it was assigned to digested, and has the advantage of the Countess Judith, the uiece of the Con- being embellished with XIX beantiqueror himself. It subsequently came

ful plates; respecting which Mr. Ro. into the hands of the Kings of Scotland,

binson who erected a castle upon it, and made

says, it their own residence. It afterwards de. • It never was my intention to ornavolved successively to several distioguish.

ment this volume so highly, as it is now ed Noblemen, in whose families it conti. done. The Survey, from which the Map nued till a very recent period.

of the Parish is engraved, cost alone more From the high statiou and great wealth money than all this edition will produce. of the different possessors of this Parish

It was taken by Mr. Wyburd about the it might reasonably be presumed that it the year 1798. My friends have favoured must hare eojoyed many local distino

me with this and many other drawings; tions. These are now deservedly become

and I have cheerfully sent them to the the object of antiquarian research ; and engraver, pleased with the opportunity of though some of them have almost totally

thus embellishing my pages. If my feediappeared under the ravages of time and

ble efforts should prove beneficial or even the no less destructive hand of modern agreeable to the Parish at large, I shall taste ; yet sufficient vestiges may still be

esteem myself amply compensated for my traced of the antient magnificence of Tot

time and trouble. tenham to gratify with no ordinary por.

“ After deducting the expenses attendtion of delight the mind of those who

ing the publication of this work, the relove to ruminate on men and tbings long maining Copies will be delivered into the since passed away.

hands of the Rev. T. Roberts who has ob“ In framing the present Work I have ligingly offered to dispose of them; and given entire • Bedwell's History of Tot

the produce will be appropriated to the tenham,' first printed in 1651, together

support of the Boys' Sunday School in with the MS. of the late Henry Lord

this Parish.'" Coleraine;' and have added extracts from We had scarcely finished the pesuch other Authors, as I found to my rusal of this Voluine, when we were purpose, as well as the very antient Poem

agreeably surprized by a similar of the · Tournament of Tottenham.' On

production by the same Author, the more modern points of history I have been enabled to add much new matter,

“ The History of Edmonton;" which partly from my own knowledge and re

we shall take an early opportunity of searches, and partly from the kind com

introducing to our Readers; and ibiš, munications of friends."

we are informed, is to be followed by

a new History of " Stoke NewingThe following paragraph appears ton," for which an excellent foundato be a subject of just regret :

tion was laid, in 1783, in the “ Bib“I could have wished,” says our Au- liotheca Topographica Britannica," thor, “to give further accounts of the No. IX. and xiv. by a truly respecte Charities; but I was not able to gain able Antiquary, at that time an iobaaccess to mauy documeuts that would

bitant of Newington, but oow resident have assisted me. The time perhaps may al St. Alban's. not be distant, when it shall be found ex.

It is to be hoped that so good an pedient to look into the state of the Cha. ritable Institutions within this Parish."

example will be followed by some “ By the Act of 58 George III, cap. 91, competent inhabitant of the neighpower is given to his Majesty to appoint bouring large parishes of Hackney, Commissioners, who are empowered to Hornsey, and Stepney, with their reexamine into and investigate the amount, spective hamlets. nature, and application of all estates and The History of Enfield is also very funds, and the produce thereof destiued desirable; and for that parish conor intended to be applied to the purpose siderable assistance might be obtained of educating the poor of Ewgland and Wales, and to examine and investigate

amongst the ample stores bequeathed all breaches of trust, irregularities, frauds worthy and benevolent Ornament of

to the Bodleian Library, by the late aud abuses, or supposed abuses or misconduct as to the management, appro

Enfield, Richard Gougb, esq. priation, non-appropriation, or misappropriation of such estates and funds, &c.”

73. The Tourist's Companion ; being

concise Description and History of Ripou, But, hopiug this does not apply Studley Park, Fountain's Abbey, Hackto Tottenham, we turn with plea- fall, Brimham Crag:s, Newby Hail, Bu. Gent. Mag, November, 1819.

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roughbridge, Aldborough, Knaresbo- most respectful veneration-and we rough, Plumpton, Harrogate, Hare. sincerely rejoice to find, by the vigour wood House, and Bolton Priory; in and accuracy which dignify the pages tended as a Guide to Persons visiting those of this little work, that there are Places. Illustrated with Wood Cuts and a Ground Plan of Fountains Abbey. in the autumn of their existence do

some plants of our native soil which Second Edition, with Additions.

pot yet shew any evidence of declipe. pp. 114. Longman and Co. A pleasing and useful Compauion introduces us to the inore elaborate de

Her preface, as a polished vestibule, to Visitors of all or any of the places coration of the temple-well selected detailed in the Title-page. Take for and judiciously proportioned-in no example one short specimen : compartment weak or left unfinished,

“ Harewnod House, the seat of the Earl and in solidity or beauty, neither laof Harewood, is 8 miles from Leeds, 8 from boured our frivolous. Harrowgate, and 10 from Koaresborough.

Shelaments, with to us very congenial This magnificent and justly-admired man

sensations, the nn wise practices of mosion was built by the late Mr. John Mus.

dern fashionable absences from home, champ, of Harewood, under the directions of Mr. Adams of London, and Mr. Carr of and marks their severe and almost York. The foundation was laid in March fatal consequences; to which we have 1759, by the late Lord Harewood, whose no hesitation in subjoining, that much father Henry Lascelles, Esq. purchased of the present murmurs of the people, the estate in 1739, of the trustees of the and their want of employment, are to late John Boulter, Esq. It is situated on be ascribed ; for we have found that the top of a hill fronting to the South, and no less than 30,000 English persous commanding 'a rich home view, over

were residing last autumn in Paris; and fields and woods, with oue slight excep- each of them spending not less than tion, nearly all his own. This, says Dr.

101. per week,

immediate Whitaker, is a fortunate place, blessed with much natural beauty and fertility,

design of departure—if they remained

there one month this sum amounted and in the compass of a country village, with nearly an entire though dismaniled to 300,0001.; if they remained for Castle, a modern palace surrounded by a one quarter of a year they injured wide extent of pleasure grounds and plan. the trade and manufactures, and all tations, and a Parish Church filled with the other domestic employments invumutilated sculptures of the 14th and cident to their station at home, to 15th centuries.'

the enormous amount of 3,600,0001. “The whole length of the building is It was proverbial that they kept the 248 feet 6 inches, and the width 84 feet, shops of Paris alive—and inasmuch as consisting of a centre and two wings, dis

this was true, so did our shops in playing all the richness of Corinthian Ar.

London languish into bankruptcy, chitecture. The apartments are numerous and large, and finished in the first

and beggary, and profligate idleness ! style of elegance, and with great taste.

There is nothing left for them now The ceilings are, many of them, richly

than to return, and to sell all that ornamented from designs of Rebecci and they have and give to the poor--the others; and the whole of this princely condition of many of whom is of their mansion is fitted up with so much costly own creation!- But Mrs.Hannab More elegance, yet usefulness evidently united, offers other reasons for discontinuthat no elaborate description can do it ing the desertion of national welfare; justice."

for which we must refer to the preThis beautiful mansion, through the face itself. liberality of the noble Proprietor, may

“ The SKETCHES," as she modestly be viewed every Saturday, from 11 calls them, are portraits well drawn, till 4 o'clock in ihe afternoon. with the discriminating hand of a mis

tress in her art-her bolder features re74. Moral Sketches of prevailing Opinions mind us of the chisel of Phidias, while

and Manners, 8c. With Reflections on in her more refined attitudes she Prayer. By Hannah More. δυο. seems to have borrowed the finishing Cadell and Davies.

hand of Canova. In these remarks THE renewed satisfaction we have we more particularly allude to her experienced at being again invited to Foreign Sketches," — where her the intellectual banquet which this re- “ associations,” and the well-contrastfined Champion of Christian Truth ed“ French and English opinions of has again set before us, demands our the Society of each, exemplify the


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435 fulness of her taste and judgment.- from being a happy state. The Battery Her “ Domestic Sketches" will also which delights, misleads ; the diversions be read with equal gratification by which amuse, will not console; the proevery one accustomed to love the spect which promises, disappoints."delineations of merit and truth,

“ Let not those powers which were meant and the “ Reflections on Prayer,” 80

to fit you, not only for the society of au

gels, but for the vision of God, be any consonant with Revelation, and so en

longer wasted on objects tbe most frivolous, couraging, to “ the hope that is in

on things which at least must end when this us,” will be read with pious joy in world ends." p. 272. the retirement of every contempla

We must reserve our remarks on tive Christian ; and will afford him

the Second Part of her work “ Ou in every vicissitude of adversity, the Prayer," till

another month. A. H. most grateful consolation:-we there

(To be continued.) fore commit this little work, valu. able as useful, to the care and 'pre75. A Sermon preached at the Anniversary servation of all ranks of society, and of the Royal Humane Society, in Christ of all ages of Readers ; it will ani. Church, Surrey, on Sunday, the 28th of mate the careless; it will improve March 1819. By the Right Rev. Jacob the good ; it will preserve the politi- Mountam, D.D. Lord Bishop of Quebec. cal welfare of our Country, repress Sun. pp. 32. Rivingtons. the over ardent, and caution the

THIS very excellent Sermon, from steady and secure.

1 Peter ii. 21. most warmly In the second part of this work

recommend as, in our opinion, a every powerful reasoning is advanced

standard for sermon composition. It against the recent secession of cer

observes a happy medium between tain ladies; and in its course we meet the declamatory froth of the Evangewith the following truth :

lical form, and the inanimate dryness “ But if men come to the perusal of the of argumentative Orthodoxy. The Bible with certain prepossessions of their malter consists of “ Thoughts that own, instead of a fervent and sincere de- breathe, and words that burn," pro. sire after Divine Truth ; if instead of get- perly attempered by episcopal grating their obliquities rectified by trying

vity: and we eavy the felicity of them by this siraight line will it fits their

those who had the good fortune to own crooked opinions ; if they are deter

hear such a discourse, from the vos mined to make between them a conformity

viva of the Right Reverend Orator. which they do not find, they are not far froin concluding that they have found it. By such meaus a very little knowledge and

76. The Anti- Deist; being a Vindication a great deal of presumption has been the

of the Bible, in Answer to the publication ground-work of many a novel and perni

called The Deist :containing also a cious system.” p. 153.

Refutation of the erroneous Opinions held

forth in The Age of Reason ;and in She takes a favourable opportunity a recent publicalion, entitled, " Researches of inentioning the female Howard of

on Antient Kingdoms." By John Bel. these days with due respect.

lamy, Author of the New Translation of Jo the Chapter on Unprofitable the Bible from the Original Hebrew. 8vo. Reading, we recognised the spirit of the same vigorous insight into the WE have been told, that, if the manners of the religion of the fashion- weather happens to be good, the maable world wbich we have before had riners of the Leith smacks will steer occasion to praise ; and in which her their vessels into rough water, in order allusions are far more intelligible than that by the roll of the ship the

passeaher meaning appears to us in her

gers may be made sick, and thus repreceding remarks on auricular con- sign their baskets of provisions to the fession.- Her smartness and shrewd cunning crew. That we may not be observations on the Bordercrs are drawn into a scrape like this, we very clear; but we have never felt shall only say, that Mr. Bellamy's that she succeeds in this style as in publication is intended to show, that her grave and more didactic method Infidels have derived considerable adof reasoning. We give our hearty vantages from erroneous versions of assent to the following remark: tbe text (as Mr. B. affirns) in our

“ The struggle between the claims of authorized translations of the Bible. the world and casual convictions is far Viderint ii, quibus placeat.

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