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London Female Penitentiary. the cry of “ No fire! No fire!” was

vociferated from the stage, and The honse at Pentonville, pro- even by a speaking-trumpet; the cured for the use of this Institution, is nearly ready for the reception of people began to rusii out at every

avenue with the utmost violence and the unhappy women, for whose reformation this charity is designed; the boxes and gallery into the pit,

precipitation. Some jumped out of and of whom, we believe, five-and- and on to the stage, while numbers twenty are already under the care

were crushed to death, or suffocated, of the Female Committee. The election of Medical Officers to lery stairs. In a short time eighteen

in attempting to get down the gal. this institution took place Sept. 11; dead bodies were found, besides a when the following Centlemen were

great number of persons who were chosea :-Dr. Pinckard, Physician; dreadfully bruised, or had their bones W. Blair, Esq. Surgeon; and Mr.S.

broken. Griffith, Apothecary.

On Friday the Coroner's jury sat,

when they inspected the bodies of On Friday evening, Oct. 9, a wo

eighteen persons extended at length man of the town, who resided in in the music room aad kitchen of splendid apartments in Buckingham Sadler's Wells; cf these some had

material Street, was dressing at her glass for already undergone the theatre, when she dropped down change, from the ra rid progress of and expired immediately! The putrefaction, so that they could verdict of the jury was, bied by the scarcely be known by their afflicted visitation of Godiman awful visita relatives and friends, who attended lion indeed! thus, suddenly, while to claim them. Many of the sufferers preparing herself to entrapun

were under 20 years of age. wary souls, to be summoned into the

Who can reflect on this cataspresence of her holy Judge!

trophe without the most painful

feelings? How awsulthe thought! Ilibernian Society.

ihat 18 persons, in full health and

vigour, without the least apprehenThe interesting Report made to sion of death or danger, should be this Society by the Gentlemen who suddenly hurried out of the world, visited Ireland at their request, is from the midst of a noisy carnal now in the press; and is expected throng (amusing themselves with to be published the beginning of the foolish and hurtful vanities) to the month. It will be soid for the be- eternal world, -without probably a nefit of the Institution.

moment's space for repentance or

prayer! There are few persons such SADLER'S WELLS.

advocates for public amusements as

to be willing to meet death in such On Thussday evening, Oct. 15, a place: the most thoughtless will a very melancholy event took place admit that it is more desirable to be at Sadler's Wells, a place of enter- removed while better engaged. We tainment in the skinis of London. sincerely wish that this calamity may A little after Ten o'clock, some of operate to discourage young persons the coinpany in thu gallery were from such sinful and dangerous quarrelstime, and began to fight: amusemenis as those of the there was also a troublesome party theatre. in the pit, who seemed desirous of

It may be proper to remark, that creating a riot. It was thought that in case of an alarm of fire being the word fight, which some pers.'15 given at any place of public conrepeated to others, as the cause of course, the wisest and safest


is the disturbance, was misunderstood to sit still. It is giving place to for fire ; the alarm of which soon the momeniary apprehension of began to spread through the house, danger, to loud exclamatii ns, and and threw ihe audience into the grcal. to sudden eiforts to escape, that est consternation. Disiress and con. creates the real mischiet. These fusion instantly ensued; and though alarms are generally false, and frer



quently malicious. Every one there- ed: the former from Gal. ii. 20 ; fore should sit still; and a few mo- the latter from Ps. xci. 14-16. The ments would convince the assembly afternoon was einployed in transactthat no danger was to be appre- ing the business of the Benevolent hended.

Society for the Relief of Ministers,

their Widows and Orphans. The On January 1, 1807, a neat and Society finding that they had reachcommodious chapel (42 feet by 36)

ed a pecuniary point fixed by its was opened at Cuckenfield, Che provisionary laws, exchanged them shire, by Mr. Evans, of Stockport; rejoiced in the success which they

for others more permanent; and who preached from Hag. ii. 9; Mr. Roby, of Manchester, from Ps. xcv.

had attainel. Mr. Thorpe preached 6; Mr. Blackburn, of Delph, in

in the evening from Rom. viii. 28.

Mess. Winter, Lowell, Sloper, Ball, the evening, from Ps. cxviji. 25.

and Bishop, engaged in prayer. May 21. The Rev. W. Marsh was ordained pastor of the Indepen- Sept. 15.

Mr. John Church was denl church at the above place.

ordained the Independent Introduction, &c. Mr. Blackburn; church at Banbury. Prayer, &c. ordination prayer, Mr. Hudson, of Mr. Read, of Warwick ; ordinaiion

Tintwistle ; charge, Mr. Meldrum, prayer, Mr. Taylor, of Witney ; of Hatherlow, from 2 Tim. iv. 2; charge, Mr. Franklin, of Coventry, sermon, Mr. Whilehead, of Charles. from 1 Cor. ii. 1-4; sermon, Mr. worth, from Mat. xviii. 20; Mr. Scraggs, of Buckingham, from Heb. Mather, of New Windsor, preached xiii. 17; Mr. Toms, of Hook Norin the evening from Deut. xxxiii. ton, concluded.

The present pas. 29; Mr. Ashton, of Stockport, and tor is a Baplist; but inixed commu. Mr. Hampshire, of Henley, prayed, nivn is to be admitied. &c. This new and promising The same day the Wilis Associacause at Duckenfield, may be con- tion met at Devizes. The following sidered as the fruit of many prayers ministers preached :- Morning, Mr. and much exertion of the neigh. Williams, from Gen. xviii, 19; af-bonrioy ministers and their friends, ternoon, Mr. Berry, from Col. i. 15 to who, in the year 1995, licensed a 17; evening, Mr. Thorp, from Heb. place in Ashton under Line, and sup. vi. 4-9. Mr. Sibree preached the plied it all that year gratis. It ate preceding evening, from 1 Pet. ii. 9. terwards declined till this year, when - The next meeting will be held on a gracious Providence laid a foun- Thursday, in Easter, 1808, at Mr. dation for, we trust, more tasting Sioper's, Westbury: Mr. Bourne to usefulness. A few poor people have preach in the morning, on Secret exerted themselves with all their Worship; afternoon, Mr. Clift. strength; and need the prayers and assistance of their Christian friends. Sept. 16. The Dorset Association

met at Dorchester. Mr. Cracknell, Aug. 19. The Rev. T. Wood was ordained over the Independent Examination, from 2 Cor. xiii

. 5.

of Weymouth, preached on Selfchurch at Peniston, Yorkshire.

In the afternoon, Mr. Lloyd, of Introduction, &c. Mr. Phillips, Clas- Cerne, preached from Mal. iii. 16. sical Tutor at Rotherham; ordina- Mr. Saltren, of Bridport, preached tion prayer, Mr. Dawson, of chef- in the evening from John viii. 54, field charge, Mr. Boden, of Shef- Mess. Vickery, Banister, Wheaton, field, from Col. iv. 7; sermon, Mr. Molland, Weston, and Higgs enKing, of Doncaster, from Phil... gaged in the devotions of the day. 16. "'The other parts of the service in future meetings, the Lord's Supby Mr. Rayson, of Wakefield, Mr. per is to be administered after the Dixon, of Sheffield, and Mr. Moorhouse, jun.

The Association inorning sermon.

declared themselves cordially inSept. 9.

The Gloucestershire As. clined to unite and co-operate with sociation met at Wolten under the proposed General Union of IndeEdge. Mr. Phillips, of Chedworth, pendenis, in promoting the objects and Mr. Jones, of thelford, proach- pointed out in their Address.


On Sept. 17, Mr. Wilkins (lately Torlin, of Harlington, Dr. Hcsox, a minister in Lady Huntingdon's of Burnham, Mr. Geary, of Redconnexion) was set apart to the pas- consfield, and Mr. Wilks, of Loutoral of the Independent don, engaged in prayer. Nir. Cooke, church, Abingdon, Berks. “Prayer organist of st. Magnus, Londoa and reading, Mr. Evans, Baptist Bridge, led the psalmody. minister of the same town ; introductory service, Mr. Douglas, of Oct. 7. The Buckinghamshire Reading;

; prayer, Mr. Griffiths, of Association met at Mr. Gardner's, Asion; sermon, from Col. ij. 6, Mr. Potter's Pury. Mr. craggs, of Winter, of Newbury; concluding Buckingham, and air. Denham, of prayer, Mr. Englisli, of Woobnrn. Towcester, preached : the former Sept. 20. Mr. J. Perry was or

from 1 Tim. iv. 6; and the latter dained pastor of the Baptist church from Eccles. v. 1.

Messrs. Aston, at Newbury, Berks. Mr. Cooper, Reynolds, and Fletcher engaged in of Romsey, delivered the introduce the other parts of the service The tory discourse, de; Mr. Bicheno

next meeting to be held at Towces(who had lately resigned the pas- ter, the second Wednesday in April, toral office here) gave an account

180S. The ministers unanimously of the churcb, &c.; Mr. Holloway, agreed to promote the circulation of Rcading, offered up the ordina

of the Eclectic Review. tion prayer; Mr. Cole, of Whit- The Presbytery of Glasgow, at church, gave the charge, froin Mat. their Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. xxiii. 8, and concluded. In the af. 7, took into consideration the cirternoon, Mr. Cooper prayed ; Mr. eumstance of an organ having been Holloway preached, froni Deut. i. used on a Sabbath, about six weeks 38, and concluded.

ago, in one of the churches of that city; and after deliberating at great

length, a motion to the following Hainbledon, Buclis, Sept. 22.

purport was made and seconded : Fighteen months ago this parish That the Preshylery are of opinion; was destituie of the gospel the That the use of organs in the public people have now one of the Rev. worship of God, is contrary to the G. Collison's students, the Rev. Mr. law of ihe land, and to the law and

constitution of Eastmead, settlers among them. Mr.

established English, of Woobure, and Mr. Frey all the churches and chapels within

church, and therefore prohibit it in preached on the occasion; and Mr. Jones, of London, Mr. Churchill, of their bourds; and with respect to Henley, Mr. Redford, of Windsor, the conduct of the clergybian in and Mr. Barratt, now of Petersfield, this matter, they are satisfied with prayed.

his judicial, declaration, that he Beaconsfield, Bucks, Sept. 23.

would not again use the organ in the This chapel was built in 1800, by public worship of God, without the Mr. Glover, of ithridge, at his sole authority of the church. expence. In the year 1805 it was

From ihe Times, Oct. 14. conveyed to the Village Itinerancy, Oct. 15, at Plaistow, in Essex, a who have been obliged to give it a neat place of worship was opened. new roof, and considerabic enlarge- Vir. Collyer preached in the mornment. Joseph Martin, Ese;. of Bea- ing, from Psalm Ixv. 4; and Mr. consfield, has engaged for half the Sieven in the afternocw, from Ps. expence: he has also clothed 12 xlviii. 9. Mess. Newman, Parker, female children, who attend; and J. 2. Smith, and Brown, engaged in bas presented a handsome organ for prayer. Mr. lewman bas long the use of the chapel. Mr. Collin preached occasionally in this vilson, of Walthamstow, Mr. Cooke, jage; and severai lomilies from of Maidenhead, and Mr. Ilyatt, of London having settledilere, a place London, preached on the occasion. is now crected for stated worship, Mr. Lovegrove, of Wallingford, Mr. with the pleasing prospect of runch Edwards, of Great Marlow, Mr. utility,


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Lately died suddenly, Mr. Barker, Died lately, at Rome, aged 92, of Burslem, an occasional preacher. Cardinal BENEDICTUS CLEMENS, He was in the midst of his discourse known by the title of the Duke of in the Methodist Chapel at Stafford, York, He was the last of the when he fell down suddenly and ex- Stuart fainily, and of the Pretenpired, to the great terror of the ders to the British Throne. congregation. He has left a wife Died, Oct. 19, at Ipswich, the and several children.

Rev. Dr. Gordon.

COLLECTIONS FOR THE DISTRESSED GERMANS. Parish of Woolvey, by the Rev. Mr. Hollefear

L. 3 16 6 Congreg. at the Old College, Ilomerton, by the Rev. J. P. Smith 55 2 Independ. Meeting, Harleston, Norfolk, by the Rev. D). Fisher 6 8 6 Contributions of a few Friends at Dennys Stirlingshire, by the Rev. J. Dempster

5 12 6 Rev. T. Hopkins and Congregation, Linton, Cambridgeshire 16 0 Congregation at Langham, Essex, by the Rev. 2. Trivett 14 14 0


List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for November.

1. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr.

Collison ; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Stevens ; Hare Crt. Mr.W.Smith;
Crown Crt. Mr. Knight; Peter

Str. Dr. Duncan.
3. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Meet.

ing, at Mr. Humphrys's, Union St. 3. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Ford. 4. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Dunn.

The Saint's Victory crowned with

Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. T. Thomas's,
5. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.)

at Mr. Gaffee's, Mr. Ford to preach. The Scripture Doctrine

of Ofences. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Waugh.

Jenkins; Chapel Str. Mr. Greig;
Crown Ct. Mr. Stevens; Peter

Str. Dr. Bricban.
17. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Burder.
18. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Austin.

Fruits of Righteousness.
Ev. Prayer-Meeting for tbe Nation,

at Mr. Williams's, Stepney.
19. lh. M. Monthly Nieeting (Bapt.)

at Mr. Coxhead's. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Austin.

The Perseverance of the Saints. 20. Fri. Ev. Sermon to Young People,

at Barbican, by Mr. Ford. Lect. to the Jews, Jewry Str.

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22. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Dr.

Rippon; Crown Crt. Mr. Winter;
Hare Crt. Mr. Frey; Peter Str.
on our Lord's being bound to 4 Pillar in Pilate's Judgment Hall.

How a Christian should dic (concl.) 6. Fri. Ev. Lect. to Jews, Jewry Str.

Mr. Brooksbank. 24. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Humphrys. 25. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Ivimey.

Fear of God a Preservative from Sin. Ev. Prav r-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Gaffee's. 26. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Colli.

The Value of Life. 27. Fri. Ev. Lect. to Jews, Jewry Str.


8. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.

Stevens ; Devonshire Square, Mr.
Gould; Hare Crt. Mr. J.Thomas;
Crown Cri. Mr. Webb; Peter Str.

Mr. Spilsbury.
9. Moi. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the

Nalion, Surry Chapel.
10. . H. Broad Str. Mr. Fłumphrys.
11. Wed. M. Crown Ct. Mr. Cireig.

The Hindrances to Prayer.
Ev. Prayer-Aleeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Coxhead's, Wild Street. 12. Th. Ev. Fetter Calle, Mr. Nicol.

The Rich Fool. 13. I'ri. Ev. Lect. to Jews, Jewry Str. 15. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Nr.

Townsend; Devonshire Sq. Di.

29. LORD's Day Ev. Hare Cri. Mr.

Shensto:ne ; Te'er St. Dr. Rippon;
Palace St. Mr. Winter.

Surry Chapel, Mr. R. Hill.
Spa Fields, Mr, Finley.
Sion Chapel, Mr.
lioxton, Mr. Harris, of Cambridge.

Rev. Sir,

To the Editor, U the following Epigram meets with your approbation, I should be glad to see it

rescued from oblivion, by an early insertion in your valuable Miscellany. Havunt.

Yours, with best wishes, SIMPLEX,

Marble the pillar against which he stood:
Marble-- the inen that thirsted for his blood !
And more than marble was the Son of God !
From Nature's quarry was the former hewn ,
But hate infernal turu'd the next to stope ;
While patience made the Rock of Ages one !
If Faith's perspective bring the scene to view'
And Nature's shudder prove the record true,
I, if I weep not, must be marble too !
Weep, then, my heart, mine eyes, a fountain fow;
Melt all my griefs, and deep dissolve in woe
This mind of marble, and this breast of snow!
The pillar, stone! more soft its hardest part
Than that in me, whose rock defies the smart
That rent the Suff'rer, and that brake his heart !
Gome, then, Reflection, and before mine eye,
Let these sad sorrows in perspective lie,
Till marbles weep, and weeping rocks reply!.
So shall I stand, as bound with Him who stood
Firm as a rock, resisting unto blood ;
Redemption's witness, and the friend of God!
Arm'd with his mind, -all meeknes, but all zeal,
Patient to bear, tho' exquisite to feel,
Hell's dread assaults, and Heaveu's more dreadful will!
Come, then, O thou! my pattern, and my guard ;
In life, - in death, I meet, by thee prepar’d,
My hope's last condict, and its last reward !

To God all Nature owes her rich supply, -
He clothes the lily, tints the rose's die,
Observes the sparrow, hears the raven's cry!
He orders all things, governs throughout space,
Sure in his ends and purposes of grace :
Our finite miods in wonder would adore,
And trust the providence we can't explore.
Could we but penetrate the sable cloud,
The sun would spread its cheering heams abroad,
Give us the pleasing contrast to descry,
Of darkness follow'd by an azure sky.
So, could we rend the veil by sorrow made,
That places mercy in the darkest shade;
In light and love our glorious God would shine,
And the full heart adore the Pow'r Divise !

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