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a powerful antidote in the present obstinacy. Though it is well said in Village Dialogue, the production of another part, thal, while “ they both

a Clergyman *, who by this and simi. appealed to the infallible witness of ·lar effusions in aid of his professional their own experiences, as the Lord

exertions, has ably defended his pa had revealed them to each,” yet nurish from the inroads of the enemy. thing could be more different than How far the narrative may be found their belief. ed in fact, we are not competent to

The circulation of this cheap Tract say; but we have no difficulty in as is calculated to do good service in serting, that it has the utmost force the cause of the injured Clergy; and of verisimilitude.

we know indeed that much has ac. The speakers, New-church and Non tually been effected by it. church, are introduced railing against the Church and ils Ministers, and 4. Instructions for the use of Candidates boasting of their own experiences, for Holy Orders, and of the Parochial when accident brings old True-church Clergy, as to Ordination, Licences, Into the spot, a venerable old man, stitutions, Collations, Induction, Diswho had never left the communion pensations : with Acts of Parliament into which he had been baptized.'

relating to the Residence of the Clergy They attack him, as usual, about for

and Maintenance of Curates; and to mal prayers, and the heap of old

Mortgages in cases of Buildings and stones in which he went to worship.

Repairs; and also to Erchanges of True-church answers :

Parsonage Houses and Glebe Lands :

with the Forms to be used. By Christo“ If you call a heap of old stones that venerable place where your own father,

pher Hodgson, Secretary to His Grace and all who went before him (now min

the Archbishop of Canterbury. Ri

vingtons. gled with the church-yard dust) worshiped, I shall not reply; but I think a heap

SUCH a compilation as the present of old stones dedicated time out of mind has long been an Ecclesiastical desito one holy purpose is, at any rate, as

deratum. Drawn up as it is with the good as a heap of new bricks, whether greatest care and attention, we have nick-named Ebenezer or Zion; which therefore much pleasure in strongly might be thought, like some whom I recommending it to the Clergy. We have seen, all shew and profession on have good reason for believing that the outside."

to several of our Prelates this formu. His antagonists proceeding to use lary composition has given great sahard words against him, as is but too tisfaction. much their practice; old True-church

The Preface of the accurate Comsays,

piler incontrovertibly bespeaks the “ I shall not return railing for rail. propriety of his undertaking ; and is ing; though perhaps, to a severe and that part only of the volume which unjust accusation, I may be pardoned bere it may be requisite to cite. (and peradventure sin not) if I return “ The Compiler has in his official si. an answer mixed with some asperity; tuation witnessed the inconvenience to but, unconverted as I may be, in your which Candidates for Holy Orders, and opinion, I know that St. Paul classes Clergymen about to be licensed to cures or railers and revilers with drunkards and lectureships, and to be instituted or coladulterers.-Nor thieves, nor covetous, lated to benefices, and to solicit dispennor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extor sations for plurality, are continually liationers, shall inherit the kingdom of ble, in consequence of the want of a book God.” 1 Cor. vi. 10.

of plain Practical Instructions on such The old man continues to fight subjects; and also the trouble which is them with Scriptural weapons, but experienced by Bishops and their Officers with great mildness and simplicity, in consequence of the papers and docuand powerfully defends the Liturgy above occasions being prepared in an

ments necessary to be presented on the and the Parish Minister. He quits informal manner. them at length with Cbristian wishes ; and they tuca away to talk again of undertaking to supply the want of such

It appeared to him not an useless their experiences, and to rail at his

a work; and he has therefore, in the fol

lowing pages, with such ability as the * The Rev. W. L. Bowles, of Brem- experience of several years devoted to bis hill, Wilts.

official duties has afforded, and from the

autho

authority of the Acts of Parliament and Maintenance of Curates, which for a Canons relating to the subject, in a plain considerable time past had been in an and, he trusts, in an intelligible manner, unsettled state, have been fixed and degiven such Instructions, and proposed termined by the Act of Parliament be. such Forms, as will for the future remedy fore referred to ; and as that Act hapmuch of the inconvenience and trouble pily promises to be permanent, so the which have hitherto been felt.

Forms which are here set forth, drawn “ With a view to render the work of up according to that Act, will, it is more general and extensive utility, the hoped, not be liable to alteration." Act of Parliament, passed in the 57th

We will add a list of the forms and year of the reign of His present Majesty, documents given ; to which the dichap. 99. intituled “An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to

rections that Mr. Hodgson has at Spiritual Persons holding of Farms, and any time subjoined are always perfor enforcing the Residence of Spiritual spicuous. Persons on their Benefices, and for the “ Instructions as to Deacons' Orders; Support and Maintenance of Stipendiary Priests' Orders ; Licences to Stipendiary Curates in England,' is set forth, to Curates ; Licences to Lecturers; Licenwbich an Index of Reference to the con ces to Perpetual Curates ; Institutions tents of the Act is added.

and Collations to Benefices; Forms to " The Compiler has also added In be observed after Institutions and Collastructions for preparing Petitions for Li tions ; Dispensations for Plurality; Act cences of Non-residence; and Directions of Parliament as to the Residence of the as to the Notifications to be made an Clergy and Maintenance of Curates; Innually to the Bishop, by certain Spiritual dex to the said Act; Instructions as to Persons, according to the 230 Section of Petitions for Licences of Non-residence; the before-mentioned Act.

General Instructions as to Petitions for “And as recourse is every day had Licences of Non-residence; Instructions to the powers of the Acts of Parliament as to Notifications of Exemptions ; The enabling the beneficed Clergy to borrow Acts of Parliament called Gilbert's Acts; money, for the purpose of building, re Instructions as to Mortgages under Gilbuilding, or repairing their Parsonage bert's Acts ; Acts of Parliament autho. Houses, and Buildings and Offices be- rizing the Exchanges of Parsonage Houses longing thereto, and to the Acts of Par and Glebe Lands ; Instructions as to Exliament authorizing, in certain cases, changes under the said Acts; General the Exchange of Parsonage Houses and Directions as to Exchanges under the Glebe Lands for other Houses and Lands, before-mentioned Acts." it has been considered that, as the necessary steps to be taken, and documents

5. to be procured by Clergymen, who may

Anecdotes respecting Cranbourn be desirous to build, re-build, or repair

Chase, with a very concise Account of their Glebe Houses, and to make such

it; together with the Rural AmuseExchanges as authorized by the said

ments it afforded our Ancestors in the Acts, are attended with no small trouble,

days of yore. By William Chafin, the insertion of those Acts, with the ad

Clerk. Written in September 1816. dition of Practical Directions, with Forms

8vo. pp. 56. Nichols, Son, and Bentley. to be used, will be very serviceable, and THIS little Work abounds in cuwill tend to remove the difficulties which rious and authentic information, not often occur on a perusal of those Acts, only to the Antiquary and the Topounassisted by any Instructions. “ The information herein contained Reader, and more particularly to all

grapher, but also to the general may perbaps appear confined, when it is considered how wide a field the Law

admirers of the Sports of the Field ;

and the Author assures us, “ that he respecting Spiritual Persons presents. In answer to such an objection, it may be

bas introduced nothing in his narraobserved, that the present is intended tive but what he hath vouchers in hie, - merely as a book of Practical Use; and possession for the truth of.” the Compiler believes that its contents “ The earliest account of Cranborne will be found to embrace almost all the Chase, that can be taken in these days, subjects of daily occurrence, where re seems to be from the æra when King sort must be bad by the Candidate for John, or some other Royal Personage, Orders,' the Curate, or the Incumbent, had a hunting-seat at Tollard Royal, in to the Diocesan.

the county of Wilts. Hence the name “ The present appears a fit season for of Royal to that parish was certainly dethe Publication, as the Laws respecting rived. And there arè vestiges in and the Residence of the Clergy, and the about the old Palace, which, to an ac

curate

curate observer, clearly evince that it most solemnly declare that he has as-
was once a royal habitation. And even serted nothing but what he believes to
at this time it bears the name of King be true.”
John's House.' The large cypress trees
growing before the house, the relics of

On the subject of Buck-hunting,
grand terraces, which may be easily some originaletters written in ur
traced, the park to which some of them about the year 1681 are given ; from
lead, and the gate at the end of the which, says Mr. Chafin,
park at the entrance of the Royal Chase, “ There is good reason to infer that
now called Alarm Gate, being the place the Summers in those days, were much
where most probably the horn was blown botter than they have been in the greater
to call the keepers to their duty in at-

part of the last century. Their time of tending their Lord in his sports, seem

meeting in those days seems invariably to confirm this. There is a venerable

to have been at four o'clock in the evenold wych-elm tree near the gate called ing; and the custom of the sportsmen Alarm Gate, on the Chase side of it,

seems to have been that of taking a under which Lord Arundel, the present slight repast at two o'clock, and to have possessor of Tollard Royal, holds a Court their dinners at the most fashionable annually, on the first Monday in the hours of the present day.-The bunting month of September. There are many in an evening was certainly a wellthings about this once royal mansion judged measure, and advantageous to (but now reduced to a small farm-house*)

the sport every way. The deer were at worthy the researches of an Antiquary. this time upon their legs, and more “There can be no doubt but that at a

easily found; they were empty, and time in ancient days, when the Chase

more able to run, and to shew sport ; was in the hands of Royalty, it was an

and as the evening advanced, and the immense tract of woodlands, without

dew fell,, the scent gradually improved, any roads or passages through them; and the cool air enabled the borses and and that they were afterwards, by Royal the hounds to recover their wind, and to commandment, cut into commodious

go through their work without injury. Ridings through the whole of the Chase, But just the reverse of this would be the and those Ridings planted on both sides hunting late in the morning, which with various evergreens, as browse for must be obvious to every sportsman. the support of the deer in the winter, But what bas been mentioned is pecu. which Vert, as it is properly named, liar to Buck-hunting only. Stag-hunthath ever been cut down by the keepers ing is in some measure a Summer amuseas occasion may require, and is indu

ment also.; but that chase is generally bitably the sole property of the owner

much too long to be ventured on in an of the Chase. After these great im- evening. It would carry the sportsman provements were made, the whole of the

too far distant from their own hospiChase was portioned out into eight dis

table homes. It is absolutely necessary, tinct Walks."

therefore, in pursuing the stag, to have The boundaries of these different the whole day before them. It was cusWalks are accurately described ; and tomary, in the last century, for those many amusing anecdotes related re sportsmen who were addicted to the specting the Chase, the various claims sport of Buck-hunting, and who reguand encroachments which have been Jarly followed it, to meet every season made on it, and the law-suits thereby Restoration, with oak boughs in their

on the 29th day of May, King Charles's occasioned.

hats or caps, to shew their loyalty (velWe give the most perfect credence

vet caps were chiefly worn in those days, to tbe venerable Writer, when he as

even by the ladies); and to hunt young serts that

male deer, in order to enter the young “ He hath no other end or view wbat hounds, and to stoop them to their ever, but to prevent gentlemen from right game, and to get the older ones in throwing away their money in useless wind and exercise, preparatory to the contests, and to promote harmony, commencement of the buck-killing seafriendship, and good neighbourhood. son. This practice was termed blooding This is the sole end of his labour ; and the hounds; and the young deer killed he most sincerely hopes he shall never were called blooding-deer, and their veagain have occasion to take his pen in nison was deemed fit for an epicure ; for hand on the present subject; and does it was reported, and I believe with truth,

that an hind-quarter of this sort of ve* A view of it, in its present state, nison which had been thoroughly hunted, is given in the Gentleman's Magazine was once placed on the table before the vol. LXXXI. Part ii. p. 217.

celebrated Mr. Quin, at Bath, who de.

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acts of devotion performed by every removal from the context, might be ac. class of His Majesty's subjects on the ceptable to the publick; and he inday of ber funeral.

dulges the hope that while it affords “ Ruler of all events in earth and

amusement,

it

may also occasionally im

part a valuable maxim or a useful hint." heaven, Author of life and death, eternal King,

11. Letters respecting the Union of the As creatures of the dust, we bend to Thee,

Regular Clergy with Dissenters, in the

Distribution of the Bible. And cry, with smitten hearts, Thy

By the will be done."

Rev. John Ward, M. A. Vicar of

Mickleover, Derbyshire. 8vo. pp. 138. “ May the reft Father, in our sympathies,

Rivingtons. Behold a people warm’d with filial love, While, in his sway, they own parental THE subject treated of in these

[peace

Letters bas given rise to much able Long may He live to see the reign of and spirited controversial writing on Surpassing, in true glory, war's renown, both sides of the question. The asBy bloodless proofs of virtue, skill, and sailants have been powerful, and so power

[effects, have the defendants, and the victory Gladd'ning his Country with their blest may still be said to be suspended. By triumphs over ignorance and vice,

Mr. Ward, in order to forward the Conquests o'er all that darkens, or afflicts good work of disseminating the ScripThe lot, or mind of man; in present joy tures, would make common Advancing mortal life's immortal ends."

with the Dissenters in the honourable 10. Remarks, Moral, Practical, and Face their fellow-men in a matter which

and Christian-like struggle to benefit tious, on various interesting Subjects. Selected from the Writings of the late supersedes all the petty interests of W. Hutton, Esq. F. A.S.S. of Birm.

this world. In doing this, however, ingham. 12mo, pp. 93. Nichols & Co. he is far from forgetting the respect

due to our excellent Book of ComTHIS useful and entertaining little volume is thus introduced by the

nion Prayer; and urges, with a zeal

most creditably and laudably energejudicious Compiler:

tic, tbat, in the performance of the “ The life of Mr. Hutton affords a re

Church - se

service, the first importance markable instance of an individual sur

should ever be attached to the proper mounting, by the vigorous exertion of bis own faculties, the united evils of formulæ which it contains, and not, as

and earnest delivery of the beautiful poverty and ignorance. Endowed with great natural acuteness, by'industry and

is sometimes the case, exclusively to frugality he became a thriving trades.

an ambitious display of oratory io a man, and raised himself to afuence; fine sermon. We heartily commend and though at an early age he had an this feeling ; and are the more gratiaversion to letters, yet cultivating his fied by hearing the precept from a understanding, as he advanced in life, Clergyman, as in him we can look for by reading and reflection, he acquired example also. such a fund of general knowledge as We confess our wish to avoid infalls to the lot of few who enter on their volving ourselves in the dispute about career under much more favourable circumstances. His published works prove Bible; and therefore prefer giving our

the properest mode of distributing the this fact : they also exhibit sume curious

readers the following extract on the researches, and an extensive acquaintance with the history and topography of salutary effects of our Forms of Prayer

in divine service : his native country; and they abound with traits of good sense, and with per

“ Under this deep impression of Christinent and useful remarks. He possess. tian knowledge, and of brotherly kinded much originality of humour, and had ness, did our wise and venerable Rethe talent of enlivening a barren topick formers compose, or rather prepare the with characteristic reflections and allu- way for the reception of, our own excel sions, which can hardly fail to give en lent Book of Common Prayer. To those tertainment, although the reader may wise men of old, so honourably protestnot be particularly interested with the ing against every corruption of wbich subject on which they are engrafted. superstition was

the chief promoter, It occurred to the Compiler of this little we owe every grateful obligation for volume that a concise selection of such laying the foundation of our own most reflections and remarks as would bear reasonable service. Abounding in every

urn,

"Monsieur, il y a un livre sublime, un Now, like a cypress, shiver'd by the livre qui, suivant moi, contient le bon

blast, heur des peuples et des rois : c'est le Or mountain-cedar which the lightning Dictionnaire de Chalmers.'"

sraites,

[declin'd, Allowing for national prejudice, we

In dust and darkness sinks thy head can almost forgive the lively sarcasms

Thy tresses streaming wild on ocean's

reckless wind.” in which our Author sometimes in. dulges with respect to the dull mo

8. Tribute to the Memory of Her Royal notony of English manners; never

Highness the Princess Charlotte of theless we must hope that the pre Wales. By J. M. Bartlett. 8vo, pp. diction with which he concludes the

20. Seeley. Work may be long averted from

MR. BARTLETT thus concludes our Country.

an animated Address to the shade of It is but justice to M. Stendhal to admit that, for the most part, his

departed excellence :" comparisons and national discrimi. “ Daughter of Albion! to deck your nations are not only entertaining,

grave,

[strelsy : but just. Of the description of places The Muse has brought her meed of min

And howsoever feeble the essay we subjoin the following specimen:

To wake the chords of sympathy and « Je n'oublierai pas plus la rue de

song,

[verse Tolède que la vue qu'on a de tous les Not less sincere her undistinguish'd quartiers de Naples : c'est, sans com Than lays of loftier bards and prouder paraison, à mes yeux, la plus belle ville

minstrels.

[twine de l'univers. Il faut ne pas avoir le

For fairer garlands otber hands shall. moindre sentiment des beautés de la And with the cypress that adorns your. nature, pour oser lui comparer Gênes.

(too, Naples, malgré ses trois cent quarante Scotia shall wreathe her thistle. - Erin, mille ames, est comme une maison de

Her triple leaf- whilst your own native campagne placée au milieu d'un beau

Isle

[tears, paysage. A Paris, l'on ne se doute pas Shall braid the blushing rose; and Pity's qu'il y ait au monde des bois ou des

Like crystal dew-drops, sanctify the inontagnes ; à Naples, à chaque détour whole." de rue, vous êtes surpris par un aspect

A few pertinent notes are subjoined; singulier du mont Saint. Elme, de Pausilippe, ou du Vésuve. Aux extrémités

one of which we shall transcribe. de toutes les rues de l'ancienne ville, un “The very superior, and indeed alipost aperçoit, au midi, le mont Vésuve, et au profound attainments of Her Royal nord le mont Saint-Elme."

Highness were universally acknowledged. Favoured by situation and he cli.

- Few females possessed such talents; mate, the Italiaps are represented as

and still more few the number that had

cultivated them with so much success. the happiest people in the world, Her studies were pursued with singular although we are told that “ La mu

assiduity, beginning (as we have been sique est le seul art qui vive encore en

credibly informed by a recent Memoir) Italie."

at six in the morning, and continuing,

with slight intermission, until evening. 7. Lines suggested by the Death of the Such were the courtly indulgencies of

Princess Charlotte. By Thomas Gent, the once presumptive heir to the British Author of a Monody on Sheridan, &c. throne !" &c. 4to, pp. 12. Taylor and Hessey.

MR. GENT'S “ Poetic Sketches” 9. A Poem on the Death of Her Royal were reviewed in vol. LXXVIII. p. Highness the Princess Charlotte of 428; and his “ Monody” io vol.

Wales and Saxe - Cobourg.

By the LXXXVI. ii. p. 442. Nor are the pre

Rev. R. Kennedy, A.M. late of St. sent “ Lines' less worthy of public

John's College, Cambridge, and now notice ; but we have room only for a

Minister of St. Paul's Chapel, in single Stanza.

Birmingham. 8vo, pp. 38. Hatcbard. “ Genius of England! wherefore to the

THIS Poem may be considered as earth

[tre cast?

a record, in verse, of the sentiments Is thy plum'd belm, thy peerless scepcharacter of her Royal Highness the

universally entertained respecting the Thy courts of late with minstrelsy and mirth

[past;

Princess Charlotte of Wales, and of Rang jubilant, and dazzling pageants the profound grief expressed at her Kings, heroes, martial triumphs, nuptial death, by the whole British Nation. rites Its conclusion refers to the solemn

acts

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