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Nor deem, ye proud, as unreserv'd and free, The village too must imitate the town,
Her virtue sutfers in the same degree.

Though each gradation still more feeble grown :
The ready smile, the blush to nature truc, As when some serpent's bite with livid stain,
Which folly scorns and guilt might misconstrue, Spreads angry round the poisoned spring of
Own like the flower, ere placed in green-house pain :

The dire infection shoots through ev'ry part, The native fragrance of a native bloom. Swells with the vital current from the heart,

Ere Phæbus gilds the orient porch of morn, Taints every vein, till as it wider flows, Or darts a ray upon the dew-wet thorn, One putrid mass the living hody grows : The rustic quits his bed-nor hard to rise So pride, strong poison from the city's scene, Deems it, though sleep reluctant quits his eyes, Flows through all orders to the village green Bends on his kners, and from his mean abode

End of Canto Second. Presents a grateful off’ring to his God. His altar there no cloth of gold adorns, No costly odours with his incense burns ; EPITAPH ON A BISHOP IN THE ISLE OF His incense such as prayers and praise impart,

MAN. His sole-hest altar is bis grateful heart.

In this house, And while he feels with glorious hopes im- Which I have borrowed from my brethren prest,

the worms, lie I, A rill of heav'n spring up within his breast,

SAMUEL, Hastes to his labour, thankful for repose, by divine permission, late Bishop of this Island, And strange to idleness, no languor knows. in hopes of the resurrection to eternal life. His matin hymn salutes the rising gale,

Reader,--stop, And answering echoes waftit through the vale; view the Bishop's palace--and smile. Health, strength, attendant on his homely fare, His physic labour and the morning air. When o'er the eastern hills, a beauteous


Communicated by W. H. of Halifax, October Day's glorious ruler lifts his urn of light;

6, 1819. In proudest splendours down the orient sky,

A few years ago, a dog belonging to Nature's gay pencil glows with every dye ;

one of the domestics at the Old Cock Each various tincture, in refractive pride, Which paints the noon-tide bow, is here sup-ployed (perhaps chiefly by way of cu

Inn, in this town, was frequently emplied : The fleecy clouds at his approach unrolld,

riosity) to fetch muffins, from a baker's Bathe his bright tresses in a sea of gold,

at a considerable distance. Receding wide, till faded splendours glow, On a penny being put into his An amber veil along th' horizon's brow, mouth, he would make his way with

Rural and pleasing when at purple dawn, speed to the baker's, and would stand While yet the dew-drops glitter on the lawn, in the door-way with it in his mouth, till With pail and piggin winding o’er the lee, the muffin was brought, dropping the The milkmaid iakes her morn-accustomed way, money into the hands of those who gave The blushing rose in suminer pride that breaks, it him, and with which he would imMight winfresh lustres from her youthful mediately return to his employer. cheeks.

But what was most remarkable is, While on her neck the russet hue betrays Her length of labours in the solar blaze.

that though his way lay through one With rural cooings call ber ready cows,'

of the most populous parts of the town, To yield the boon each morn and eve bestows :

and he was frequently met with the Beguiles her cheerful task with song or tale,

muffin in his mouth, by those who were As nectarean streams enrich her pail, unacquainted with him, and almost as While rustic Hodge sits on the neigh’bring style. frequently assailed with sticks, stones, And woos the maiden with unpolish'd wile. and hats, as well as with the degrading Scratches his head, and tells his tale of love,

cry of stop thief! yet the faithful creaAs words and pauses may his passion move : ture, was never known to relinquish Whistles, and talks, and sings; alternate glee,

his charge; proving, that “the faithCommends his ballad, then her minstrelsy ;

fulness of the dog” is something more Descants on lands, then talks his horses o'er, And waits her counsel, skill'd in rustic lore;

than proverbial ;-and it would be well A lover he, whose passions equal move,

if all bipeds were equally so! Tho'cool in each, to wisdom and to love.

These are thy offspring Britain, nor disdain
These native diamonds of the rural plain :
But pride extends her wide-exerted rule, ALThough it is uniformly admitted
And all are eager learners in her school.

that Reason and Instinct differ conNor by the city is her empire bound, siderably from each other, there are Each town extends the influenza round; very few who have attempted so to



989 Instinctive Sagacity.-- Irreverence in Public Worship. 990 define their specific boundaries, as to walking on a wharf which he had been furnish a certain criterion, which will accustomed to frequent. He was, howenable us on all occasions to classify ever, much mortified and surprised to phenomena and incident, when they find, that all his attempts to invite the appear, with any tolerable degree of creature to his caresses were treated exactness. In common instances, with the utmost contempt. The dog, when Reason and Instinct diverge as if conscious of the unmerited insult from each other, and are seen in their it had received, disowned the man, respective extremes, no difficulties oc- who had been mean enough to exclude

But in cases where they seem to it from the house. Thus it continued approximate, they are so blended and for some time subsisting on independincorporated, at the point of union, ent poverty, but no efforts or overthat disappointment has hitherto smiled tures could ever induce it to acknowat the efforts made by ingenuity to ledge its former master. The dog was draw the line of demarcation. We finally taken on board a ship, and carshould be glad if some of our ingeni- ried to sea.ous correspondents would inform us, A farmer having a dog which had upon what principle we can account been strongly suspected of killing for the following well-attested facts: some sheep, fell into disgrace, but the

A gentleman, a few years since, lodg- evidence not being decisive, no sening at a house in Liverpool, brought tence was passed. Suspicions, howwith him a dog, to which the people of ever, growing stronger, the master one the house took a great dislike. After evening, in an angry tone, said to the some time had elapsed, the lodger re- dog, “ Thou art surely guilty, and shalt moved, but left his dog behind, which be put to death.” The animal looked the people considered as a very un

on him with much significant eagerpleasant inmate, and an equally unwel-ness, as though the sentence of death come visitor. On finding that no treat- had made a deep impression. It then ment could induce the dog to forsake watched an opportunity, walked out of them, pity towards the poor animal the house, and was never seen by the pleaded so strongly in its favour, as to family again. prevent the sentence of death. From being thus preserved out of mere com

OBSERVATIONS ON IRREVERENCE IN passion, the dog rose in the estimation of the family, and became a general favourite, until age and infirmities ren

Halifax, Nov. 5, 1819. dered it too troublesome to be any Mr. Editor, longer supported. Being afflicted with SIR,In your last number, (October,) fits, ardent wishes for its death were col. 729, your correspondent Pentz frequently expressed; but the dog on makes the following remark: “I have recovering was always permitted to observed, with considerable surprise live. One day, however, its extreme and disgust, that in the congregations of illness led the family to resolve on its a certain class of people, who are both destruction the ensuing night, either numerous and respectable, a vast numby hanging or drowning. Scarcely had ber are in the habit of sitting during this sentence been passed, before the the time of public prayer, as tho' themidog revived.

It then immediately nister alone had to do with the Divine withdrew from the house, and was presence, &c.' I wish, Sir, he had never heard of more.

been more specific as to the people Another gentleman being at lodgings who are chargeable with such irreand having a dog, which, when the verence ! weather was wet and dirty, much an- However, I am ready to conclude, noyed the family, was desired by the from what I dimly see, that his eye is mistress to put it away. To comply fixed on thc Methodists; to whom, I with her request, without thinking to assure you, the allusion is quite applido the animal any injury, he contrived cable. But, Sir, there is another posone evening to enter the house, and ture with which many of the Methoshut the door so suddenly, that the dog dists are chargeable, equally, if not was excluded. Being unwilling to lose more irreverent; viz, kneeling on their his faithful quadruped, he arose early seats, with their backs turned on him the next morning, and went in pursuit who is appointed as their mouth to of it, and to his great joy found it the Almighty! But your correspondent


errs, in supposing this irreverence to last two years, so much beneath that be almost unnoticed from the pulpit. of former years,” it will perhaps open It has frequently been mentioned, and a clue to both.

W. H. more than once has the Conference taken up the matter; not only by admonitions, but by reprobating such

QUERIES RESPECTING BALLOONS. irreverence, though to very little pur- What time, in a given degree of the pose.

thermometer and barometer, will the Having the greatest distaste to hydrogen gas of a balloon lose its either of the above practices, I can comparative levity to atmospheric air, make no apology for them; though I in a scale of weight, from one to four am inclined to think, that the leading parts of the whole weight suspended? men among our chapel-builders, have What weight of the materials for introduced, or increased the evil, by making gas, will be required as balhaving the pews made so narrow, that, last in the balloon, to suspend a cerin some places I could mention, in- tain weight twenty-four hours, within stead of allowing 3 feet or upwards, half a mile of the earth, by renewal of 2 feet 3 or 4 inches have only been the rarefaction; making gas during allotted ; which narrow space, not only the ascent, and throwing out the iron cramps our knees, but prevents our after expending the vitriol ? fixing any conveniency for kneeling. What is the probable angle to be And even where this has been done, formed by a buoy-rope and the surface as the females from common courtesy of the sea, when the wind would move have a claim to the uppermost part of the balloon fifty miles an hour, but for the pews, it is unpleasant to observe, the buoy of certain size drawn through with what difficulty, pain, and even the water, suspending a certain pordanger, many force a passage to their tion of the whole ballast let down seats.

with the buoy to the sea by a cable of To prevent this evil from increasing, 100 fathoms ? if no remedy can be now applied respecting the seats already erected, it would be desirable, if a

perma. The distresses arising from pecuniary nent rule were established in all the Methodist Chapels, that no pews lents have been exposed, occur so fre

embarassments, to which men of tashould be erected less than three feet in width, and that in all cases kneel-, quently, that the connection subsisting boards should be fixed, that the ing between poverty and genius has people, or at least the members of the long since become proverbial. There

can be no doubt, that, in too many insociety, might be left without excuse, if they could not be induced to aban- stances, their want of prudence and don their present irreverent practice.

foresight, united with their occasional

prodigality, has contributed in no W. H.

small degree to that destiny which appears to have been their lot. But, in

dependently of this consideration, the REMARKS ON A QUERY.

calamities which many have endured, [Inserted in No. 8, col. 763.] to whom no such reprehensible conduct MR. EDITOR,

can be attributed, present to the reThe proposer of the Query, col. 763, flecting mind a painful association of

ideas. from Belfast, appears to labour under

The soil in which literary a great mistake, when he says, the honours grow, is only occasionally con

increase of the Methodists in England genial to the accumulation of wealth. is from 4 to 6000 annually !Accord- The trumpet of fame in general dising to the Reports in the Minutes for sipates the smile of fortune, and leaves the two last Conferences, there was an

the dupe of admiration to dine upon increase of little more than 3000 only empty praise. Every condition of life during two years; viz. 1800 for the has its evils ; roses without thorns are former year, and 1500 for the latter!

flowers of Paradise; and If your correspondent, therefore, or any “ The paths of glory lead but to the grave." other, will answer the following Query, Homer was a beggar: Plautus turned " Why the addition of Members to the a mill : Terence was a slave: Boethius Methodist Society, has been, for the died a in gaol: Paolo Borghese had




Fate of Genius.-Queries.


fourteen trades, and yet starved with or the superiority of learning and them all: Tasso was often distressed science, when he perceives many, for five shillings : Bentivoglio was re- who have been eminently successful, fused admission into an hospital which contemned or neglected, and others he had himself erected : Cervantes, the toiling after them, without any hope of immortal author of Don Quixotte, died a better reward? Those who pant for of hunger : Comoens, the celebrated fame, or long for literary honours, writer of the Luciad, ended his days would do well to review the fate of in an alms-house: Vaugelas left his the above highly exalted individuals, body to the surgeons, to pay liis debts who bave rendered themselves reas far as it would go : Bacon lived a spectively conspicuous in the fields of life of meanness and distress : Raleigh imagination, the regions of fancy, and ended his days upon a scaffold: the the plains of philosophy; and vanity learning and virtue of Moore could not may learn humility from the contemsecure a better doom: Spencer, the plation. charming Spenser, whose Fairy Queen Liverpool, October 26, 1819. is never read but with increase of admiration, died neglected, forsaken, and in want: the fate of Collins (one of


SPONDENTS. our Lyric Poets) may be ascribed, in a. great degree, to the world's neglect, The reason why we adopt this method which brought on his mental derange- of introducing various Queries proment and death: Milton sold his copy- posed by our correspondents, was right of Paradise Lost, for £15, to be assigned by us in our eighth number, paid in three instalments, and finished col. 762, to which the reader is rehis life in obscurity: Dryden lived in po

ferred. verty, and died in distress. Though the 1. On the Sale of Spirituous Liquors and end of Otway has been variously re

Tobacco. lated, yet all his biographers agree in

Philanthropus of Leeds wishes to this, that he died prematurely, and in be informed, whether dealing in spiwant: Lee is said to have perished in the rituous Liquors and Tobacco is reconstreets : Steel lived a life of perpetual cileable with the genuine spirit of warfare with bailiffs : Johnson is said Christianity; and whether a sincere to have sold the Vicar of Wakefield believer in the fundamental doctrines for a trifle, to release its great author, of the Bible, which explicitly says, Goldsmith, from the gripe of the law:

" Whatsoever ye do, do all to the Fielding lies in the burying ground of glory of God,” can conscientiously the English factory at Lisbon, without devote his time and talents to such a stone to mark the spot: Savage pursuits ? died in Newgate, at Bristol, where he

2. On the Introduction of Theatrical was confined for a debt of £8. The

Amusements. great Biographer of the English poets A correspondent, who signs himself has recorded of Butler, the inimitable A. would be glad to be informed, author of Hudibras; “ all that can be when Theatrical Performances were said of him with certainty is, that he first invented, to amuse mankind ? and lived neglected, and died poor:” and

more particularly, when, and under that youthful phenomenon, the im- what circumstances, they were intromortal Chatterton, was so harassed by duced into England ? want, that he destroyed himself in his 3. On the Burning of Theatres and 18th year.--Such, alas, is the fate of

Chapels. envied Genius!

The same correspondent, A. obIt is melancholy to indulge, even in serves, that when places of public a momentary retrospect, of the desti- amusement are consumed by fire or nies which are associated with these otherwise laid waste, it is particumighty names, in the pages of their larly noticed as a sign of God's disbiography. But an important lesson pleasure; but that when a place of may be learned from the calamities worship is destroyed in a similar manwhich awaited them. Where shall ner, it escapes without animadversion. we find the man, who, blessed with For a few observations on these points, common sense, an even temper, and he would feel himself obliged. a cheerful disposition, has any just 4. Does the Earth increase in magnitude ? reason to envy the elevation of genius, Tyro, of Tetbury, wishes to know, No. 10.-Vol. I.



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whether we have any reason to believe

Scientific Query. that the earth has increased in magni- MR. EDITOR, tude since it was created ? Also, if it Sir, - If you should consider the folhas not increased, whether any anni- lowing Query eligible to occupy a hilation has taken place? Assuming | place in your Imperial Magazinc, its it as an indisputable fact, that either insertion will be a favour conferred augmentation or annihilation must be


Your's, respectfully, admitted, Tyro continues his ques

G. B. tions, on the consequences which must What reason can be given for the result from either. But these ques- very great difference between Dr. tions we deem it unnecessary to insert, Herschell and Schroeter, respecting as he has evidently mistaken the de- the diameters of the planets Ceres and composition and dissolution of com- Pallas? pound bodies, for annihilation, and on Dr. Herschell says, Ceres is 163 this mistake has founded his queries. miles in diameter; and Schroeter says 5. On John x. 16.

it is 1624 miles.

Dr. Herschell informs us, that the Alpha Beta, of Camberwell, Surry, diameter of Pallas is 30 miles; while solicits a few observations on the following passage:

Schroeter affirms it to be 2029 miles. “ And other sheep I

Nov. 13, 1819. have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

As Alpha Beta is totally unknown to us, we cannot be supposed to have In our 8th number, col. 771, we advertany knowledge of his motives in send- ed to the conduct of this man, and ing the above passage for insertion in made a few remarks on that principle of our pages. He must be well aware, pernicious zeal, which he had evinced, in that its import and bearing have occa- disseminating the poison of infidelity sioned much dispute in our theologi- among every assailable class of socal schools; and perhaps, nearly every ciety, and on that degradation of rething that can be advanced to illustrate ligious character which he discovered its meaning, has been already laid be- when taking his trial for his offences. fore the public. In reply to Queries He stood charged with having violated of this nature, we can only admit such the laws of his country, in two specific observations, as seem calculated to instances, for selling blasphemous and elicit truth,without provoking religious seditious publications, namely, Paine's controversy.

Age of Reason, and Palmer's Political 6. On Faith.

Register. In both cases he was found H. B. of Liverpool, having heard guilty by a jury of his countrymen; but

his sentence had not then been promany disputes on the subject of Faith,

nounced. some contending that it is wholly from God, and others that it is entirely into court on the 16th of Nov. 1819,

To receive this, he was conducted from man, wishes to call the attention of some able correspondent to this when the report of his trial was read

by the Lord Chief Justice. It was subject, in order to give it elucidation.

then pleaded by Mr. Denham, who 7. On useful Ministry, 8c. acted as counsel for the prisoner, in A correspondent of Lytham would arrest of judgment, that the case of the be obliged for an answer to the follow- defendant did not fall under the penalty ing questions.

of the statute on which his indictment 1. How may a person be certain was founded. But his Lordship saw that the ministry on which he attends, no reason to accede to this motion in is useful to him?

arrest of judgment; and in this, Mr. 2. What is it that gives to any par- Justice Bayley, Mr. Justice Holroyd, ticular sin, the denomination of pre- and Mr. Justice Best, acquiescing, the sumptuous ?

motion was dismissed. 3. How are we to understand our Mr. Carlile then addressed the Lord's words, Mark iv. 24. Take leed court; observing, that he had little to what

ye hear? Also Luke viii. 18. Take offer by way of mitigation, but much heed how


to say why he ought not to be punished

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