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90 us; they are ever aiming at an ex- her claims to their favour in two distant quartension of their liberty; they are ever
ters of the globe-after compassiog sea and grasping at political power, and never full her impure desires, and even polluting the
land with her guilty paramour, to gratify to the cease to claim the right of being placed holy sepulchre itself with her presence, to upon an equal footing with ourselves as which she was carried in mock-majesty, astride churchmen, and are ever ready to join upon an ass, she returned to this hallowed soil, themselves to any party, or second callous to every feeling of decency or of
so hardened in sin, so bronzed with infamy, so any measure, by which they can cripple shame, as to go on Sunday last, clothed in the the engies of the state, and further mantle of adultery, to kneel down at the altar the attainment of the object they have of that God, who is “ of purer eyes than io always had in view.”-p. 5.
behold iniquity;" when she ought rather to Sush are the sentiments avowed by bave stood bare-foot in the aisle, covered with this clerical declaimer, respecting the
a sheet as white as “unsunned snow,” doing Dissenters at large. But it is not all I would never have defiled my hands by placing
penance for her sins. Till this had been done, that are suffered thus to escape. For the sacred symbols in her's; and this, she the Wesleyan Methodist, he has a would have been compelled to do, in those good dreadful peal of thunder in reserve, old days, when Church discipline was in its which he thus rattles over their heads; pristine vigour and activity."--p. 9. though, fortunately for them, it is only
We had marked several other pasMr. Blacow's thunder, which is very sages for insertion; but for an article rarely accompanied with any lightning. which its own vindictiveness has ren
“ The Methodist Ministers, at their late con dered contemptible, we can allow no ference, it is true, drew up, and afterwards
more room. presented, a loyal address to the Throne ; but It is happy for those whose mouths this, it should seem, bas given grievous of- are not sufliciently wide, to receive fence to the great body of their people, who, from Mr. Blacow's hand, the drenchI well know, are, in the mass, particularly in ing horn of ecclesiastical authority, this, and the adjoining, populous county of York, as much disaffected, at the present crisis, that his power to do mischief is more as any otlier body of Dissenters in the land circumscribed than his disposition ; The frame of their Society, too, is so con- they might otherwise expect to see the structed, as to make them, by their class- long-extinguished fires of Smithfield meetings, love-feasts, &c. &c. a completely aguin rekindled, while Mr. Blacow organized body, capable of throwing an im
“stood fast in his liberty,” to drag mense weight into any scale they may wish to preponderate. And it is my decided opinion, them to the stake. It is always a forthat if not checked in their career, they will tunate circumstance, when wicked soon attain such a degree of influence and nu- cows have short horns. merical strength, as to have a political fulcrum of sufficient power to overturn the whole fabric Review.- Stanzas written on a Sumof our present establishment in Church and State. “ Their Ministers may write loyal addresses;
mer's Evening, and other Poems. By but in the democratic form of their Society, and George Milner, jun. 8vo. pp. 60. dependent as they are upon the people for their London, Longman
and Co. 1820, daily bread, their opinions will not weigh a fear It is scarcely possible to look on this ther, when opposed to that Radical spirit of innovation, which is interwoven in the very pamphlet without being struck with texture of Methodism; and, indeed, of every the beauty of the paper, the clearness other class of Dissenters among us.'
of the type, and the elegant manner Having blackened with slander in which it has been sent into the various denominations of professing world. These decorations would, howChristians, Mr. B. proceeds to identify ever, form but a slender recommendathem with those turbulent characters tion, if on these alone the writer dewith which the country has of late been pended for his fame. Fine paper is agitated; and, mounting his Clerical but an indifferent passport to the rePegasus, he thus brandishes the sword gions of poetical immortality. We unof his spirit in the suburbs of royalty: derstand that the author is a young The French Revolationists, he informs as,
man, not more than eighteen; but we « fell down and worshipped the Goddess of
can hardly suppose that this is his Reason–a most respectable and decent sort of earliest atiempt to ascend Parnassus. Being, compared with that which the Radicals The first article (Stanzas written on have set up, as the idol of their worship. a Summer's Evening) is the longest ; They have elevated the GODDE-S of Lust, on the "Pedestal of SHAME-an object of all and is certainly of more importance others, the most congenial to their taste the than those Odes and Sonnets which most deserving of their homage the most bring up the rear. The following wortby of their adoration. After exhibiting Stanza, with which the Poem com
Review-Essay on Politeness.
mences, is pleasingly descriptive of a found a double comparative, “more Summer's Evening, and excites in the serener ;” and in the eight line of reader a more than ordinary expec- page 44, the adverb “where,” has tation :
taken the place of the verb were : “ 'Tis now that peacefal boar when twilight the punctuation also, we think in some steals,
places to be susceptible of emendation. Io sbadowy softness, o'e reach lake and tree;
But notwithstanding these trifling And when from heav’n th’unfettered spirit blemishes, the work is well executed;
feels A calm, that looks into faturity.
nor should we have presumed to notice The air is throng'd with songsters, and the bee them, but for the splendid dress in Hies laden homeward to her evening rest; which it appears. We scarcely conThe faint breeze ceases from its harmony; ceive that these comparatively insig
The dove returns to slumber on her nest,
nificant imperfections, can be said to breast,' We cannot however think, that all poems. In another edition, the author the lines which follow, are equal in may avail bimself of our hints, and
easily remove the local occasions of merit to those which we have given. The seventh stanza contains exple that acquaintance with the Muse which
complaint. We congratulate him on tires which enervate the lines, and dis- he has already cultivated with so much play a deficiency in poetical vigour. success, and which we view as a preIn the second line Mr. M. says,
sage of more familiar intimacy. “And joy and full delight-and these do flow;" and in the fourth we have,
Review.-An Essay on Politeness, in "" • The blossoms of a feeling all do know.”
which the necessity and benefit of But for these anomalies, the ninth and
being polite are clearly proved from tenth make ample amends :-p. 11. Reason, Religion, and Philosophy: “O bappy is the soul that inly wears
to which is prefixed, an Allegorical This pledge of future happivess—that feels
Description of the Origin of PoliteA lasting recompense for earthly cares, Fix'd in the bosor that revives and heals;
ness. By a Young Gentleman. ReFor him, this world in every scene reveals
vised and improved by James M'Kown, That hidden treasure which from heav'n Third Edition, pp. 56. Jones, 40, descends;
South Great George's-street, Dublin He looks around him, and his spirit seals
and Kaye, Liverpool. 1820. A fellowsbip with all that Nature sends, The lakes, the woods, the hills, to him alone The title of this pamphlet so fully are friends."
expresses its general character, that “ He loves to gaze upon the ocean-counting our attention is rather directed to the
The distant surges as they sink and swell; manner in which the author has exe-
cuted his task, than to a development
“ is that regulation of our conduct, this poem, which are twenty-four in number, are not inferior to those we and becoming. It is more easily felt than unhave inserted; and that criticism must derstood. It is not so difficult to perceive and
point it out in the characters of other people, assume a gloomy character, which can
as either to copy their patteru, or describe its find more occasions to censure than to beauties. applaud.
“ It flows from an evenness of soul, anruffled The minor poems are not destitute by the tempest of cares, unmoved by the tide of merit, but we have no room to give of guilty pleasures, not injured by the bleak any extracts. The lines throughout, are
winds of envy and malignity, and unshattered
by the storms of calamity. in general smooth and harmonious, al
" It is the offspring of a renewed mind, though the metre is much diversified. which, in its degree, like charity, suffereth In several places we discover a fine long, is kind, envieth not, vaunteih not itself, range of thought, accompanied by a is not puffed up, beareth all things, believeth correspondent diction; but instances all things, hopeth all things, and endureth all
things. may be found in which—“'tis Homer
“ It makes every motion graceful, every nods, er we that dream."
look tender, every expression elegant, and In the fifth line of page 43, we have I every action generous. ' It renders instruction
The great part of the stanzas in whicPolitore e vety decentrespectable
99 Royal Institution.- Queries to Correspondents. 100 Pleasant, takes off the edge of reproof, gives a The Associates under the patronage of the Sanction to its sentiments, reflects a lustre on King, will be elected by respected and competent the virtues of the persons who possess it, and judges. The Associates nominated by subscrimakes them more accomplished as men, as bers must have the same qualifications of learnChristians, and as philosophers.”
ing, moral character, and public principle, as The author's observations in this
those who are elected, and must be approved by
the same judges. little work, do not enter deeply into
Every Associate, at bis admission, will choose the latent windings of the human
some subject, or subjects, of literature for disheart. They are rather pleasing than cussion, and will engage to devote such discusprofound, and are better calculated to sions to the Society's Memoirs of Literature, of be useful, than to excite wonder, or to which a volume will be published by the Society, command admiration. Many of his wise be inserted the saccessive Prize Disserta
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shall be held; and a monthly meeting during
the other six months of the year. principles of politeness with moral excellence, and connect them with the
To foster and cherish the interests fundamental doctrines of the Gospel.
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Reasous for admitting the Divine Origin of The same querist, G. B. asks, Whe- Revelation. By Joseph Jones, M. A. 12mo. 29. 60. ther sin has superinduced any new
A Prospectus has been circulated of a new
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Twenty Familiar and Practical Essays, on (mportant and Interesting Subjects. By the Rev.
Williain Sleigh, price 29. 60. 8.-On Burying in Churches.
L. Townle bas in the press, and speedily will F. R. asks, Whence arose the cus
be published, The Farmer and Grazier's Guide,
containing a valuable collection of Recipes tom of burying in churches? and, Whe- for the inost common and fatal disorders to
which Horses, Horned Cattle, and Sheep, are t her the practice of thus mingling the
subject, both tried and approved of by most of dead with the living, is not contrary tbe great farmers of the land. to the usage of nations, detrimental Part Second of the Fariner's Directory, and
Guide to the Farrier, Grazier, aud Planter; to the health of mankind, and offensive
with the Domestic Instrnctor; (by Mr.L. Towne.) to God?
has just been published,
COMMERCIAL REPORT, DECEMBER 21, 1820, A GLANCE at the Prices Current annexed, will announce to those least conversant with mercantile affairs, that we are arrived at a most interesting crisis in Trade. Every article of foreign and domestic produce is obtainable at rates, which are discouraging to the importer, and bringing nothing but loss to the home grower. True it is, that the value of money is much altered and enhanced ; yet not in the same ratio to the depreciation in foreign or domestic produce. A re-action, in our opinion, must ere long be the consequence, and we look with some degree of confidence, for a decided improvement.--Still, our hopes for this desirable event, are directed to the Legislatore, who we trust will take the state of our foreign affairs into serious consideration-so that our intercourse with other Powers may be fixed apon a basis of reciprocity and matual benefit. Hitherto, we have no commercial treaty with any of the European powers; (with the exception of Portugal) yet, on the examination of many eminent men before the Committees of Parliament, it did appear, that some concessions on the part of Great Britain to the other Powers, would be attended with many signal benefits to our commerce and manufactures.
The following is a rapid, but a correct sketch of the proceeding in our market during the past month. The transactions in Cotton have been on an extended scale, and the market bas closed with a trilling improvement in the price of Uplands. The chief part of the purchases have been made for consumption ; except the Brazils, some business has been done on speculation. The depression in this article, during the last year, bas been so constant and continual, that speculators have been deterred from investing their capitals therein. The demand for the home trade is both regular and extensive, so that an improvement may be looked for, unless the arrivals should prove larger than expectation.
The sales of Sugars have been rather inconsiderable, and no variation of price has occurred. In Coffee little has been offering ; a large cargo of Java Coffee from Batavia direct, has been landed, and will be exposed to sale as soon as the shipping season commences. The Grocers supply themselves with the occasional small public sales which take place--the prices are about 5s. per cwt. lower than those noted in the last month.
In Molasses, Cocoa, Ginger, and Pimento, there is nothing to remark. The Spirit Market is flat and beavy, and the dealers purchase very sparingly. American Produce is generally in fair request. Little business is doing in Naval Stores, owing more to want of supply than demand. Turpentine sells at 10s. per cwt. Tar is scarce, and readily commands the extreme quotations. Carolina Rice of good quality is very saleable. Pot and Pearl Ashes are moving out of the market, at improving prices--the supplies, which are all arrived, fall short of those received last year, Quercitron Bark has no tendency to decline.
Oils, with the exception of Olive Oil, are very dall. Fish Oils still give away. Sweet Oils vary little in value, but do no sell freely. Several parcels of Palm Oil, daily expected from Africa, have been sold to arrive at 35l. a 361. per tun.
Dyewoods continue neglected. The demand for Tallow is somewhat better,
The crops of Flax in Ireland have this season been very abundant. Best Belfast, of fine quality, will obtain 55l. to 561. per ton.
The supplies of Timber from British America this year, bave been very large, yet the vessels having now nearly all arrived, the total supply is ascertained, and we shall not be surprised at seeing this article take a sudden start.
Corn Market. The supplies of Irish Grain, though considerable, go off_very freely, that no stock accumulates here. Wheat brings the annexed quotations. Barley is rather scarce. Oats have given way a little. For Bonded Flour and Wheat, the stocks of which are abundant, there is no demand. Some new American Flaxseed, of excellent quality, bas arrived branded 1821; it is to be sold by auction, on the 26th instant. American Clover-Seed is expected to command about 70s, a 755. per cwt, in the Spring, and is likely to find ready sale.
Prices Current.-Exports.--Imports, &c. &c.
SUNDRIES.- Liverpoel, Dec. 21.
seconds........340 38 0
Aorrage Prices of | Number of Bank
....19 Dec. 6..31
- 28,... - 13 ..34 ju
...20 - 5..... ..13
9..... Prices of Coal
Buenos Ayres, &c.
WHOLESALE.L.pool, Dec. 31,1820
HEMP, V ton, SUGAR, cwt.
Peterburg clean 42 0
Riga Rhine ......440
65 72 St. Petersburg 12-bead 46 0 a 48 O hne ........ 73
HOPS, Kent pock, new 3 5 4 15
do. 3 10 4 10
Yearling, Kent or
110 Canary do. 24-281b. 100
Worcester, in ps. 3
30 40 MOLASSES, British ...... 25 28
LEATHER, V ID
8. d. RUM, gallon, 16 O.P. 28.4d. a 25. 7d Butts, 401) ..........1 10
Leewards, common 1 7 19 Dressing, 20 a 21tb ....19 BRANDY, Cognac.... 30 3 10
Call, fdoz. 40a Co..3 7 2 9 GENEVA..
Do. 30 a 35 ..2 2 % COFFEE, V cwt.
Horse, Ib. ........1 6 17 West India, ordinary.. 123 a 127 HIDES, ib. Bu Ayres 0 g 0 104 middling ..131 134
West India o 64 fine. ...140 142 MAHOGANY, V foot,
List of Vessels Arrired. Cleared Honduras 10 & upw. From West India & Bri
for sea. St. Domingo ......! 5 do.
tish Settlements in
18 Cuba/none al market)! 4 do. COTTON, Ib.Sea Isl.
East India and Africa 2 good to fine .....
Spanish America.. ordinary to middling ! Of
19 Bowed, Georgia... 084 011
United States ........8
16 New Orleans ......09 1 1
Ireland ............ 103 129 Maranham 011 10
Europe and all Barbadoes 0 104 011
other Parts ....
24 32 West Indies ....... 09 0 il Surat
09 220 Nov.to 21st Dec.. Total 200 217 Bengal
06 07 DYE WOODS, Yton, £.8.
£. s. Total Tonnage ........32701 29234 Fustic, Cuba..
8 10 a 90
Liverpool Exports of British Manufac-
tures, from 22d Nov. to 21st Dec.
Cotton Stufis.. 1704 pcs. & 9164846 yds.
Woollen do... 17535
Worsted do... 9492 Nicaragua Wood, ?
26 0 large solid..
129701 small ........ 10 0 12 0
2479:6 TOBACCO, V Ib. .. d. 8. d. Kerseyincre.. 1090 James River .....031 40 71
16732 stemined........0 31 0 62
3450 Rappahanock ...... 0 95 044
pairs, 13021 stemined........0 3 041
Cotton Yarn, 256606 lbs. Kentucky .... .....021
Hals, 2997 doz.-Hose, 11692 doz. pairs. ASHES, Vcwt.
8. d. s. d.
Glass, 088 crts.-Lead, 144 tons. let, Pot, fresh, U. S. 39 0 a 40 0
Lead ore, 94 tons. Montreal ........33
Bar and Boltiron,&c.........1105 tons.
0 34 0 American, 18t, Pearl 39 40 0
Steel, 149 cwts.-Tinplates, 1257 boxes. TAR, V barri. Stockholin 20
Earthenware, 2655 crates.
0 21 0
Hardware, 4990 ewt.--Nails, 1273 cwt.
328. a 36s. duty paid.
Ireland........ 360 East India ...
14 0 19 6
Rock Salt to Foreign Parts .. 502 BRIMSTONE, V ton, £. $. £. s.
961 chal, SHUMAC, y ewt. 8. d. 8. d.
4660 Sicily .... ..220 a 23 0 PINE TIMBER,V cub ft. 8. d.
Liverpool Imports, from 22d Nov. American ........1 31 41 5
to 21st Dee. Baltic & Swedish.. 21
Sugar B. P. 1046 hhds. 4 tce. 4 bls.-SALT PETRE, V cwt. 28 0 34 0
-Brazils, 136 cases, 326 bls.-East InGRAIN,
8. d. s. d. Barley, Engl y 60lb. 4 O a
dia, 250 bgs.-Coffee, B. P. 57 csks 33
6 Trish... 3 8
99 bgs.Java, 4025 bgs.--Cotton,w.In3 6
dia 346 bales.-American, 2315 bales. Beans, Engl. v qr...40 0 44 0 Foreign .... 32 0
- Brazils, 8476 bags.-Rum, 38 hhds.
40 0 Flour, Ybarrel,
265 punchs. 1 csk.-Brandy, s punchs. Amer.swt. in bond so o
-Geneva, 125 pipes.- Lemon Juice, 29
23 0 sour (free)..310
casks.--Wine, 112 hhds. 327 pipes.-34 0
Mahogany, 257 logs.-Rice, 1500 bgs.77 3 0
Prices of Stock, London, Dec. 19. Bank Stock 30 Cent red.
69! 4 P Cent
871 3 P Cent N. An..
shu!. Bank long Annu.
17 15-16 Exchequer Bills
I dis. Consols for Acct.
-pr. IRISH FUNDS.-Dec. 16. Government Debent. 34 y cent, 75
1031 Stock, 31
103 AMERICAN STOCK.-Dec. 19. 3 Cent
70 New 6 V Cent
With Dividend from July 1.
Oats, Engl. Pesto:} 10
csks.-Flour, 7725 brls.-Ashes, 2116
brls.-Tar, 1050 bls.-Terpertine, 2198 Irish & Foreign 2 9 Wheat, Engl. \ 701b. 7 9
bris.-Tobacco,682 hhds. -Quer, Bark. 8 6
58 casks.-Madders,60 casks.-Madder Irish........70
Roots, 50 bales.-Hemp, 380 bundles.-
Flaxseed, 200 casks,725 bags.-Clorer
8. d. Russia Y. Candle 53 6 @ 54 0
seed, 25 bags.-Hides, 767 bales, loose Brazil..
3761.-Iron, 2475 bars.-Tallow, 1028 .....54 0 66 0 IRON, Eng. bar ...,, £9 5
csks.-Sumac, 3379 bags.-Brimstone, Swedish in bond 16 0
162 tons.-Saltpetre, 3358 bags.Olive Russia ........ 18
Oil, 32 pipes.- Raisins, 1183 brls., 703 0
baskets, 4215 bxs. 456 frails.-Oranges
and Lemoos, 4177 chests and boxes.
Corn, Wheat, 1795 qrs. 241 bags.
0 Greenland Whale.... 33 0
Barley, 900 grs.
Ireland and Coast ways.
Wheat, 20930 qrs. 342 tons, 82 Linseed, v gall... 28.10d. a Os.od. scks.-Oats, 12238 qrs.61 tons,56 scks. Rape ....
4 2 Tarpentine, 'cwt. 54 0
-Barley, 44 qrs.77 sacks.-Meslin, 162
66 0 PROVISIONS
qrs.-Beans, 1260 bls. 93 bags, 903 qrs. 8. d.
s. d. -Rye, 28 grs.- Malt, 897 qrs.-Peas, Beef new, y tierce 1000 a 105
0 134 qrs. 3 bls.--Vetches, 18 qre-Bran, barrel 700
75 0 124 tons, 800 barrels.-Flour, 377 tons, Batter, Vcwt. Cork dry 3rds. pew } Mone.
1161 bags, 887 scks.-Oatmeal, 94 tons,
42 scks. ---Butter. 19940 frks. 97 kegs... pickled new ands. 730
Pork, 1302 bls.--Beef, 1926 tcs. 540 bls. Belfast dry new...... 650 66 0 -Bacon, 218 bales, 8 csks.-Flax, 784 Newry new .......... 84 0
bales and bags.-Tow, 3 bales.- Linen Pork, Irish, v brl. 66 O 700 Cloth, 212 bales, 470 boxes.--Whiskey, Cheese, old, 120th 65 0 70 0 100 ponchs.-Cows, 632.- Pigs. 1422
new........ 55 0 60 0 Sheep, 1010. -Horses, 4.
33$ 8d | 288 5d
Course of Exchange, in London, Dec. 15.
PRINTER BY HENRY FISHER, LONDON.