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macy is not a doctrine which de- the vigilance and ability of his prerives a factitious and transitory im- decessor, the Bishop of Llandaff portance from the popular discus. declares himself peculiarly indebted sions of the day: it is a doctrine to that valuable body of Clergy always important, of the grounds the Rural Deans, by whose inqui. and principles of which no man ries into the condition of the paought, at any time, to be ignorant. rishes placed under their superinIt is the doctrine of the Canonical tendance, his Lordship has been form of bidding prayer; it is the enabled to judge what improvements doctrine of the Thirty-seventh Arti- are requisite and practicable in points cle of our Church, which attributes of real importance. Upon a compato the king's majesty the chief go- rison of the returns made in the year vernment, and maintains that Chris. 1817 with those in the years 1819 tian Princes should rule all estates and 1820, a manifest and progressive and degrees committed to their improvement is observed. The charge by God, whether they be Churches in most parts of the Dioecclesiastical or temporal; it is the cese bave undergone considerable doctrine recogoized in the prayer, repairs, and every reasonable ground that the king may study to preserve of complaint is in a fair way to be the people committed to his charge removed. Church-room is still de. in wealth, peace, and godliness ; ficient in the populous parishes. and it is the doctrine of the Scrip- But exertions to supply it have been tures, upon which all prayers, all successful in two recent instances, articles of faith, and all canons of and the same laudable spirit is exdiscipline are founded, to pray for pected to manifest itself in another. kings, that we may lead a quiet and The state of glebe houses of resipeaceable life, in all godliness and dence for the Clergy is not so fa. honesty. The grounds and princi- vourable. More than two thirds of ples of this doctrine are laid down the livings have none whatsoeverin the Charge; and the succeeding "and of those which have any, a large Collections, while they confirm the portion are so mean and so unim. author's reasoning, are a manual to proveable as to afford but too good guide the reader through the most a plea for non-residence.” The important treatises in which the same poverty of the benefices opposes a subject is discussed. It is not pos. most serious obstacle to the remosible, without examination, to form val of this crying evil. The benea just value of these materials. fits of education upon the principles

of the National Society, have been widely extended through the Dio

cese, and there are schools which A Charge delivered to the Clergy might justly be holden up as models of the Diocese of Llandaff, at the of excellence. But the Bishop rePrimary Visitation in August, commends an increased attention to 1821. By William, Lord Bi- the establishment of those humble shop of Llandaff. 4to. pp. 24. village schools, by which some porParker, Oxford ; Rivington, Lon. tion of instruction may be imparted don. 1821.

to every individual, and which are not

now to be seen in more than one third Tuis Charge contains a complete of the parishes. Dissenting places of account of the state of the Diocese worship are found to be numerous in which it was delivered, and com- and increasing, and in the aggrements most judiciously upon the ge- gate nearly equal the sum total of neral situation of the Church and churches and chapels under the es. the country.

tablishment After a handsome compliment to Having dwelt thus far upon local

topics, his Lordship proceeds to public mind; that no reasonable hopc others of more universal interest.

could be entertained of subverting the one,

without undermining the other. Hence it " Within the short period that has elap- is, that Infidelity and Disloyalty, Sceptised since I was appointed to my present cism and Sedition, Blasphemy and Treaofficial station, much has occurred to mark son, have so invariably coalesced and cothe character of the times we live in, and operated in the labours of these infatuated to awaken our earnest attention to the du disturbers of mankind. The leaders in ties we are more particularly called upon these councils know full well that their to discharge. Public occurrences of an progress must be slow and uncertain, extraordinary kind have called into action until the multitnde can be brought to mock a great variety of conflicting passions and at religious scruples, and to cast off moral interests, and have developed views and restraints. But let these be once discardsentiments among a certain portion of the ed, and their work is sure. Give the nacommunity, which it is impossible to con

tural man free and unbounded scope ; let template without much solicitude. With loose his passions, his appetites, his inordievents merely political, the ordinary strug nate affections; teach him to regard the gles of men coveting wealth, power, or

Fear of God as an idle bugbear, and the distinction, and looking not beyond their

hope of Futurity as a superstitious dream; own personal aggrandizement, we have, -and wliere is your hold upon his reason, indeed, little concern; por does it become upon his undertaking, upon any one feeling us officially to intermeddle with matters of his nature which shall control his evil of State-Policy, whether external or in propensities? From that instant, he is preterual, where no great moral or religious pared to realize and exemplify in himself principles are at stake. But when the whatever the Apostle to the Gentiles has very foundations of Piety and Virtue are set before us, in the hideous character he shaken, then it surely behoves us, as the pourtrays of the Heathen world, during its conservators of Religion, and the constitu last stage of moral depravity. ted guardians of public Morals, to put " It is this prominent feature of the forth our best energies in their defence, present times, wbich is more immediately and to watch with tenfold zeal and assi the object of our concern. In the ordi. duity over those who are entrusted to our nary results of political warfare we have, care,

indeed, an interest, in common with the “ It can hardly have escaped the ob- rest of our fellow-subjects, and cannot be servation of any of us, that for several supposed to view them with indifference. years past,-even from the commencement But as onr conditions and habits of life, of that revolution in a neighbouring coun. our pursuits and occupations, may be saptry, which, in its desolating progress, up posed to disqualify as in some measure for rooted every principle, every sentiment of taking an active part in them; so does the Religion, of Loyalty, and of Social Order, peculiar sanctity of our profession call -an extensive and formidable party in upon us rather to withdraw others from this country has been either openly or co- unnecessarily or intemperately engaging in vertly, endeavouring to effect among us a

them, than to be ourselves partakers in similar catastrophe. This disposition las the disputes to which they give occasion. been manifested, even with increased ma. Not so, however, when we see those over lignity and virulence, since the cessation whom it is our duty to keep a watchful of Continental warfare. As if rendered eye, heedlessly or perversely putting themdesperate by that blow, which the return selves under the guidance of men who of peace and the restoration of legitimate would bereave them of their best hopes in Sovereigns to their thrones bad inflicted another world, as well as of their truest upon them, the disaffected among us ap- interest in this ;-of men, who would teach pear to have been doubly impatient to in- them to call evil good, and good evil, to volve their country in all the evils of put darkness for light, and light for darkpopular licentiousness and revolutionary ness, to put bitter for sweet, and sweet phrenzy. Experience, moreover, had tanght for bitter."' P. 12. them, that to such nefarious projects the

The other prevailing evils which Religion of their country presented an in

the Bishop of Llandaff enumerates superable obstacle. So thoroughly have they found it to be interwoven with all

and deplores, are attributable prinour Civil Institutions ; so manifestly, have cipally to fanaticism. And in his they perceived, is the entire fabric of our own Diocese he observes with re. Constitution, our Laws, and our Govern- gret, that besides numerous conment, upholden by its influence on the gregations of Calvinists, Wesleyans, Independants, and other sects of fre. of our conduct, will also lay the best foundaquent occurrence, there are found tion of our own individual satisfaction, and

of the general welfare.

of in the remoter parts of it some few

Even the retired

and unobtrusive labours of yonr profession Socinian or Unitarian places of wor

cannot but greatly advance the public ship. His Lordship is inclined to

good. But your sphere of usefulness may believe that they have not met with be more widely extended, by uniting your much success; if they had, as he efforts with others of the Clergy and Laity justly observes, it would excite an who are now carrying on, with a zeal and apprehension that infidelity itself energy proportioned to the exigency of

the times, the great works of National is gaining ground. The false can

Education, and of promoting Christian dour and spurious liberality which Knowledge, both at bome and abroad. inclines men who are not actually The establishment of Diocesan and Dishostile to the Church, to support trict Committees, in union with the Paand encourage Sectarianism, is the rent Societies instituted for these importlast of the prevailing evils on which ant purposes, has of late years been sucthe Bisliop comments. " Hence,” cessfully adopted thronghout this, as well he observes, “ popular and capti.

as other parts of the Principality. The

contributions, too, which have been raised vating associations have been form

in your respective parishes, towards the ed on the acknowledged principle support of the Society for the Propaga. of obliterating every mark of religi. tion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, beous distinction,” and the indiffer- speak a liberal spirit, and an ardent desire ence to important tenets, which is of doing good. While this spirit prevails, thus infallibly fostered, proves that we need not be displayed by any efforts

of our adversaries. These great public inunder the specious shew of conci

stitutions, together with the Society for liation, the views of our adversaries the

the enlargement and rebuilding of are in fact promoted by the dimi- Churches and Chapels, may be regarded nished respect and attachment which as main bulwarks of our Ecclesiastical is felt for our venerable Church. Establishment. They provide for the in The remedies recommended by his struction of the great mass of the comLordship, for such opposite and

munity in every way in which it can be

administered; by training the infant mind complicated diseases, forms the con

to a knowledge of Christian duty; by sup. clusion of his valuable address: and

plying the adult with every assistauce to a we present the principal part of it right faith and practice ; by providing for to our readers, in full confidence the wants of our tellow countrymen se that they will agree with us in parated from us in distant countries ; by thinking that the Bishop of Llan- scattering the seeds of Christianity in every daft's example and advice must

Test climate and in every soil ; aod by afford

ing to those among ourselves who might prove a signal benefit and blessing, otherwise be debarreld of such benefits, not merely to the Diocese which has the means of attendant

the means of attendance on the public mi. the happiness of his immediate su nistrations of the Church. perintendance, but to the Church « With these advantages within their at large of wbich he is so bright an reach, let us bope the time is at land, ornament.

when none of us need complain that

Evangelical light and truth must be sought " I have touched upon these topics, my elsewhere than within the pale of the Reverend Brethren, as cursorily as might Church of England. Not that we would be, chiefly for the purpose of recurring to depreciate the good ibat is done by others, those points of your professional duty nor regard them with an invidious eye, which such meetings as the present are in- Towards our Dissepting brethren, intent tended more especially to enforce. The as many of them updogbtedly are opon remedy for all these evils, the preservative promoting in common with ourselves the against all these dangers, so far as we are great purpose for wliich the Gospel was personally responsible, will be found in imparted to mankind, it beloves us to that diligent, faithful, uncompromising, and demean ourselves with charity, with goodupdeviating discharge of our respective will, with respect. But wliile they pursue functions, which, wbile it must raise us in their course unmolested and unreproved, the estimation of all impartial observers let it be allowed to us to do the same. We concede toleration freely and fully: prevent you benceforward from becoming we claim only to be equally unmolested in the agent of so much mischief as must reour own privileges, and thus to preserve sult from the wide dissemination of works the relations of peace and amity. What like CAIN, a Mystery. You have been, more does Christian Charity require? Or as I am informed, successful in business in what further advances can be made to a very uncommon degree; now I would wards an intercbange of good offices, with ask, can you answer it to the society which out a compromise on one side or, the has thus aided your advance to wealth, and other, or perhaps on both, of sincerity and protects you in the possession of it; if truth?" P. 21.

Buch be the use you make of the influence you have acquired; and your ample dealings as a tradesman, are thus to be made

available for the worst purposes. You may A Remonstrance addressed to Mr.

urge, perhaps, generally, that as a pub

lisher, you do not hold yourself responsible John Murray, respecting a re for an author's peculiar opinions; or you • cent Publication. Rivingtons. may plead as an extenuation in this parti1822.

cnlar iostance, your feelings of gratitude to

Lord Byron for favours forinerly received. This is a well-timcd and excellent Be assured, neither excase will serve; you pamphlet, and states and answeis

have cut them both from under your feet ihe question between Mr. Murray

by your conduct on a recent occasion,

when you proved your conviction that a and the public in the shortest

publisher bad, and could exercise, a discre. and most satisfactory manner. A

tionary power; and in consequence your full and free expression of our name did not appear in the title page of opinion respecting Lord Byron's Don JUAN;' whether you were deterred Poems would carry us beyond

by conscientious feelings, or only by the the limits of the present number

salatary fear of a Middlesex Grand Jury,

I do not stop to inquire; nor shall I do We said, two years ago, that the

more than advert to the report that this author and the publisher of Don

piece of mischief was loaded under your Juan deserved to be treated pre own eye, though you left it to your Printer cisely as the author and the pub to poll the trigger. It is enough for my lisher of The Deist : and our readers purpose, that you have distinctly recoghave been put in possession of Mr. nised this discretionary power in a book. Southey's admirable remarks apon

seller on some occasion; and was not the

publication of CAIN' one of these occathe Satanic School of Poetry. It

sions? I trust, Sir, you will yet feel, or will be sufficient, therefore, upon the be made to feel, that it was. It is not for present occasion, to let the Remon an anonymous writer to point out to the strant speak for himself: but as it Attorney-General the line of conduct he would be difficult to say more in a should pursue; but I am persuaded, noshorter compass, it is not easy to

thing but an over cautious deference to the

peculiar temper of the times would allow omit a part without doing injustice

the prosecutor of Hone to permit the pubto the whole,

lisher of · CA'N' to escape with impunity. The reason which the writer as In the mean time, there is another method signs for addressing Mr. Murray, by which I anticipate in the ordinary rather than the nobleman by whom course of things, you must be made to feel he is employed, is, that he recog. severely. You are supported by the great nizes in the latter no principle of and powerful; and they in turn are supconduct, but an arrogant and all

ported by religion, morality, and law: can

we suppose that they will continue their mastering self-love, and does not

countenance to one who lends bimself to think that an appeal to his lord.

be the instrument, by which this triple sbip's reason or pity would be pillar is shaken and undermined? There likely to prove effectual. He pro- is a method of producing conviction, not ceeds thus

to be found in any of the treatises on logic,

but which I am persuaded you could be « But in addressing you, Sir, I am quickly made to understand; it is the persuaded I shall have much better chance argumentum ad crumenam; and this I of success; as my object simply is, to trust will be brought home to you in a

REMEMBRANCER, No. 38.

Independants, and other sects of fre of our conduct, will also lay the best foundaquent occurrence, there are found tion of our own individual satisfaction, and

of the general welfare. Even the retired in the remoter parts of it some few

and unobtrusive labours of your profession Socinian or Unitarian places of wor

cannot but greatly advance the public ship. His Lordship is inclined to

good. But your sphere of usefulness may believe that they have not met with be more widely extended, by upiting your much success; if they had, as he efforts with others of the Clergy and Laity justly observes, it would excite an who are now carrying ou, with a zeal and apprebension that infidelity itself

energy proportioned to the exigency of

the times, the great works of National is gaining ground. The false can

Education, and of promoting Christian dour and spurious liberality which

Knowledge, both at home and abroad. inclines men who are not actually The establishment of Diocesan and Dishostile to the Church, to support trict Committees, in onion with the Paand encourage Sectarianism, is the rent Societies instituted for these importlast of the prevailing evils on which ant purposes, has of late years been sucthe Bishop comments. “ Hence," nte " Hence.” cessfully adopted throughout this, as well

as other parts of the Principality, The he observes, “ popular and capti.

contributions, too, wbicb have been raised vating associations have been form

in your respective parishes, towards the ed on the ackuowledged principle support of the Society for the Propaga. of obliterating every mark of religi. tion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, be'ous distinction, and the indiffer- speak a liberal spirit, and an ardent desire ence to important tenets, which is of doing good. While this spirit prevails, thus infallibly fostered. proves that we need not be dismayed by any efforts

of our adversaries. These great public inunder the specious shew of conci

stitutions, together with the Society for liation, the views of our adversaries

the enlargement and rebuilding of are in fact promoted by the dimi. Churches and Chapels, may be regarded nished respect and attachment which as main bulwarks of our Ecclesiastical is felt for our venerable Church. Establishingot. They provide for the inThe remedies recommended by his struction of the great mass of the comLordship, for such opposite and

munity in every way in which it can be

administered; by training the infant mind complicated diseases, forms the con

to a knowledge of Christian duty; by supclusion of his valuable address: and

plying the adult with every assistance to a we present the principal part of it right faith and practice ; by providing for to our readers, in full confidence the wants of our fellow countrymen se that they will agree with us in parated from us in distant countries ; by thinking that the Bishop of Llan- scattering the seeds of Christianity in every daff's example and advice must

climate and in every soil ; and by affordprove a signal benefit and blessing,

ing to those among ourselves who might

otherwise be debarred of such benefits, not merely to the Diocese which has

the means of attendance on the public mithe happiness of his immediate su vistrations of the Church. perintendance, but to the Churoh “ With these advantages within their at large of which he is so bright an reach, let us hope the time is at hand, ornament.

when none of us need complain that

Evangelical ligiit and truth must be sought " Lhave touched upon these topics, my elsewhere than within the pale of the Reverend Brethren, as cursorily as might Church of England. Not that we would be, chiefly for the purpose of recurring to depreciate the good that is done by others, those points of your professional duty nor regard them with an invidious eye. which such meetings as the present are in- Towards our Dissepting brethrev, intent tended more especially to enforce, The as many of them updoubtedly are upon remedy for all these evils, the preservative promoting in common with ourselves the against all these dangers, so far as we are great purpose for which the Gospel was personally responsible, will be found in imparted to mankind, it beloves us to that diligent, faithful, uncompromising, and demean ourselves with charity, witlt goodupdeviating discharge of our respective will, with respect. But while they pursue functions, which, while it post raise us in their course unmolested and unreproved, the estimation of all impartial observers let it be allowed to us to do the same.

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