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while we sit alone in our elderly gra- Castle's Introduction to Medical Bovity. They are freer from faults than tany. 58. verses for children usually are ; but as

We have before had occasion to praise we bold inaccuracies in such works to

and recommend the useful compendia of be more heiuous than in those whose

which Mr. Castle is so industrious a readers can detect faults for themselves,

compiler. Both those now before us are we point out a few expressions which

entitled to commendation ; and the Maneed alteration. What sort of an epi.

nual of Surgery, especially, is a book thet is “ spow-back"? And what is a “ cent" to any but an American child ?

with which every professional student

should provide himself. “The mere The whole pretty story of the blackberries would become unreal to an English

walking from one ward to another, and

taking a cursory view of the patient, is child through this one expressiou. Again : howerer terribly some little boys

not a proper plan to be pursued; they

should take with them a pocket compamay swear, may other little boys speak of their “ abominable mouths"? There

pion, aud when they meet with any paris faulty grammar too, here and there.

ticular case, they should first make their

own observations, aud then immediately If parents will take pen iu havd to rec

refer to know what they have overlooked, tify these few errors, they will have a

or what is unusual to its general chavery pretty book to please and improve their children with.

racter.” Such is the “ pocket compapion" which our author has here supplied. His chief materials are derived

from the lectures of Sir Astley Cooper ; ART. VIII.- Castle's Manual of Sur- those of J. H. Green, Esq.; and S Coogery. 3d edit. 108. 6d.

per's Dictionary of Surgery.

OBITUARY.

LIEUT.-Col. Hugh ROBERT Alcock. More had he seen; he studied from the

1831. Feb. 24, in North Town, near life, Taunton, after a few hours' illness, And in the original perused mankind.” Lieut.-Col. HUGH ROBERT ALCOCK, In the social circle our late friend Hon. East India Company's Service, inol

shone with peculiar eminence, scattering the 85th year of his age. If the eulogy smiles around, and exciting feeliugy of of the living could render a suitable tri

“ gladness and deep joy" in the hearts bute to the memory of departed worth, of all who came within the sphere of his it would then be a pleasing employment influence. Wherever he appeared, his to dilate on the numerous excellencies

general intelligence, the playfulness of which exalted and adorned the character

his wit, the cheerfulness of his disposiof this truly venerable man. We have

ve tion, and the urbanity of his manners,

in never known an individual to whom the

rendered him a delightful guest. To á lauguage of an admired poet (though

mind richly stored with knowledge, he originally descriptive of an aged minister) also added the wisdom which leads its could be so well accommodated :

possessor to adapt his means to the at“ Though old, he still retaiu'd tainment of the best ends. He had early His manly sense and energy of mind. discovered that “ Virtue alone is happi. Virtuous and wise he was, but pot se- ness below," and to the culture of it, in vere;

its various relations, he directed all the He still remember'd that he once was energies of his nature. Amply did the young;

fruits reward his toil. He secured for His easy presence check'd vo moderate hinsself the enjoyment resulting from joy.

the pursuit of useful labours, from bav. Him, even the dissolute admired; for he ivg endeavoured, by a course of honour. A graceful looscness, when be pleased, able exertion, to leave the world better put on,

than he found it, and from the possesAnd laughing could instruct. Much bad sion of a well-grounded hope of the fahe read,

vour of God to eternal life. He obtained

the respect and esteem of all who had writing a refutatiou of the doctrine of the pleasure of his acquaintance, and the Trinity. For several years this rewent down to the grave, in a green old nerable Christian adorved our religions age, deeply and siucerely lamented. For society, and was an ornament to his the greater part of his life, our excellent profession in every relation of domestic but uow departed friend was copnected and social life. We now mourn his dewith the Established Church, in whose cease ; for by his removal from this sub. principles he had been educated. Sub- lunary state, consistency has lost an adsequeutly, however, he became a convert vocate, virtue a patron, and humanity a to Unitarianism, and it is pleasihg to be friend. able to state, that some of the latest Taunton, March 17, 1831. hours of his existence were occupied in

INTELLIGENCE.

Parliamentary Reform.

old connexious, every thing must be disThe excitement in which the whole

regarded in the paramount cousidera

tion of returning a House of Commons vation has been kept by the discussions

that will save the country. In the preou this vital question was increased by the result of the division on the second

sent state of the suffrage it is comparareading on the 22d ult. A majority of

tively little which the people can du; but

let them do it all; it will prove to be one in a House of 603 menubers affords little hope of getting the Bill through the en

enough. Committee without mutilation. A dissolution of Parliament may therefore be

Porter versus Clark. expected. The Bill has united the na. The « Legal Observer” (a Weekly tion; it has been cheerfully acquiesced

Journal of Jurisprudeuce) of 19th ult.

lou in and zealously supported by those

contains a case of some importance to who had previously petitioned for more

Dissenters, which has recently been deextensive changes; and for Ministers to

cided before the Vice-Chancellor. It allow it to pass in an enfeebled aud crip.

may be useful to give it insertion in the pled form would destroy that public con

Repository, as many Trust Deeds of our fidence in them which is now the chief Chapels are defective as reo

chapels are defective as regards the elecbarrier against desperation and confu

tion and dismissal of ministers.

tior sion. Every thing depends upon their firmness. To those who would perpe

Porter versus Clark. tuate the present corrupt system, with « A chapel and buildings were rested the evils, now become so enormous and in trustees, upon the following trusts : intolerable, which flow from it, they to permit and suffer the said, messuage, must concede nothing. The nation has meeting-house, buildings, and premises, a right to expect this at their hauds; and to be used as and for a place for the the nation, we feel assured after what worship of Almighty God, by the conhas passed, will not be disappointed by gregation of Protestants dissenting from their conduct. In the event of a disso- the Church of England, uuder the deuolution, the people, or rather those who mination of Particular Baptists, holding by possessing votes are the people's trus- the doctrine of personal election, imputees in this matter, will have to do their tation of original sin, effectual calling, duty. It will be a very siinple, though a free justification, and fiual perseverance very momentous task. Let them beware of the saints, and by the members and of entangling themselves by promises. successors of the same cougregation of Let them look out for men whose poli. Protestants holding the same doctrines. tical principles, capacity, and integrity, Shortly before the filing of the bill, difare above all doubt. The next parlia- ferences had arisen in the congregation ; ment must give us peace or confusion. some of the members being desirous of Let no vote be given but for men who appointing Owen Clark to be co-pastor are equal tu the crisis. Local influences, with Porter, while others were averse to such appointment. However, on the 13th support of the motion numerous affidaof March, 1828, a church meeting was vits, made by Dissenting ministers of this - held, at which it was resolved to invite denomination, were read, who all agreed, Clark to preach at the chapel for three that when a minister has been duly electmonths, as a probationer to be co-pastored to be pastor of a congregation, and with Porter. Clark came accordingly, has been ordained according to the form and at the end of that period was elected usual amongst them, he held this office joint minister with Porter. To this until he thinks fit to decline it; and that election Porter refused to couset, al- no person, or body of persons, has power leging that the congregation had not the to remove him, or to appoint a co-pastor power to appoint a co-pastor without with him, without his consent. such consent; further disputes and dif- “ The Vice-Chancellor said, that he ferences were the consequences of this bad looked into the deed creating the refusal, and eventually, on the 6th of trust, and that he could find no direcNovember, 1828, a church meeting was tions as to the mode of electing winisheld, at wbich it was resolved that Por- ters, or as to the duration of their office, ter should be no longer pastor, and that when elected; neither could he find that the defendant Clark should, from that there was any provision made for the time, be sole pastor; ayd on the follow- minister by the trust deed; but that he ing Suyday Porter was forcibly prevent was dependent entirely on the voluptary ed from entering the pulpit, and Clark, contriburiods of the members of the the defendant, took possession of it. cougregation : aud he, therefore, could · "There was no endowment for the not see that the plaintiff, Porter, had minister, nor any trust property, except made any case for the interference of the the chapel and premises, nor was the court. minister paid by the pew-rents, but “ His Honour added, that independsolely by the voluntary contributions of ently of the want of jurisdiction, he was persons attending the chapel.

of opinion that it was very reasonable “ The bill was filed by Porter, by the that a minister who depended entirely trustees of the chapel, and by two of the upou voluntary cutributions, should be members of the congregatiou, on behalf dismissible at will by the persons so roof themselves and all the other members, luntarily contributing.” except such as were made defendants, against Clark and viue of the members, by whose orders Porter had been forcibly Complaint from the Pulpit against the expelled. It prayed that the trusts upon

Oxford University. which the premises were held might be ascertained and declared, and carried On Sunday se'nvight, the Rev. Mr. into execution, by and under the direc- Bulteel, late Fellow of Exeter College, tion and decree of the court, so far as and Curate of St. Ebbe's parish, in Ox. it might be deemed proper or necessary; ford, preached before the University, and and that a sufficient number of proper a very numerous congregation, at St. persons might be appointed new trustees, Mary's. The subject was from I Cor. in the room of such as were dead, or xi. 12. In the course of his discourse desirous of being released from the bur- he launched out against "all the Docden of their trust; and that it might be tors, both the Proctors, the Heads, and declared that Porter was the lawful pas. Governors of Colleges and Halls, and tor and miuister of the chapel and con. their respective societies.” None were gregation, and that he might be quieted spared, and uniceremonious epithets were in the possession of such rights as ap- applied to the Fellows aud Tutors. They pertained to him in that capacity; and were charged with wait of due discrimialso, that the defendant Clark might be nation in giving out testimoniums for restrained by the injunction of the court holy orders. The drunken and the wicked, from performing the duty of pastor or he said, too often obtained them, while minister of the chapel and congregation, the pious and the moral were frequently or officiating or performing divine wor- refused. He pointed out the necessity of ship in the chapel, that he and the de- reform in the Church, and spoke of other feudants might be restrained, iu like University matters in the strougest laumanuer, from impeding, or in any man- guage of censure. Never was curiosity ner interfering with Porter in the exer- more excited, or St. Mary's Church so cise of his duties as pastor and minister full. After the sermon the High street thereof.

was vearly as full as it was when the “A motion was now made for an io- King was proclaimed. The sermon has junction in the terms of the prayer. Iv since been printed, and in the short space

of three days nearly 3,000 copies have and I hope very soon to see him at Egina been circulated, the profits of which are myself, when I shall act as your functo be given to the Benevolent Society. tionary in my character of citizen of GeSome “ Remarks on the Sermop" have neva. Our little collection of antique since been printed, written by the Re relics becomes every day more interestgius Professor of Divinity,

ing; and if we were to spend all that is

required in excavating, it would be much Church Reform.

wore so; but I am in no hurry about it, At a meeting of twenty-eight clergy

for I hope we shall have no inore tra

vellers come to steal them from us. men of the diocese of Chester, at Kautsford, last week, petitions were adopted,

Egina is no longer the seat of governexpressing the belief of the subscribers

ment, but it is the centre of all our that a modification of the liturgy, and an

establishments for public instruction. equivalent for tithes, would tend to the

Besides the Orphanotrophe, (asylum for interests, influence, and purity of the

orphans,) where 500 young persons are church.-World, Feb. 28.

receiving their education, there are two normal schools, the one on the plan of

mutual instruction, the other for inDissenters' Marriages in Canada. struction in the ancient Greek language,

The Christian Guardian, published un. philology, the elements of the exact der the direction of the Methodist Epis- sciences,, drawing, music, &c. This copal Church in Canada, of the date of

second school is called after Mr. Eyvard, the 15th ult., states that the learned

because it was built and established at Attorney-Geveral had introduced a bill

his expcose. A spacious and noble into the House of Assembly, to autho

printing-office is always at work, prerise ministers of various religious de

paring useful works in the Greek lannomiuations to solemnize matriniony

guage. The money wbich was remitted betwecu persons of their own commu

to me receutly by the committee at Genion.Ibid.

neva has been appropriated to the paymeut of M. Didot for a great part of

what this printing establishment had cost French Catholics.

us, as you will have the kinduess to iuThe French papers mention the form M. Favre, M. Munier, &c. opening of " a French Catholic Church” The different schools of Egina, inin the street Souricière St. Honoré; cluding the orphan school, contain more the priests of which propose to cele thau 1500 pupils, and their progress is brate the Mass in the national language. very satisfactory. In all the provinces They will also exercise all the functions great activity prevails in the course of of the ministry without receiving any education. All of them cuntain one or stipulated payment. Each worshiper two schools of mutual instruction, and will coutribute what he pleases. In se- they give us a total of above 10,000 schoveral districts of France measures have Jars. In a short time all will be esta. already been taken for establishing this blished according to the method of Sara“ new church," and the pastors have al- sin, and by masters who shall have been ready beeu chosen. It also appears that trained in the normal (model) school at the doctrines which the professors adopt Egiua. devy any impediments to marriage, ex The military school at Nauplia is quite cepting those which are iudicated by the as encouraging. In the public examinaCivil Code.

tion of this year, the pupils distinguished

themselves beyond all expectation. A Present State of Greece.

seminary has beeu lately instituted in the

magnificent couvent at Poros. It re(Letter from His Excellency the Count of Capo d'Istrias to his laie confidential

quires a close and diligent attention,

which I hope to be able to bestow upon secretary, M. Belaut, of Geneva, dated

it myself. Nauplia, Dec. 2, 1830.)

Lastly, thanks once more to the bounty You request me to gire you some de- of M. Eyuard, a model farm is estatails covcerning the iuternal organizatiou blished at Tyrinthe. M. Paléologue, who of our country. I will endeavour to has been trained in the iostitution of M. satisfy you, as far as my numerous oc. Dombâle, presides over it, and has alcupations allow me to do it; but you ready sixty pupils, of whom he hopes know how few spare minutes I can com- to make good practical agriculturalists. maud.

Nauplia begins to rise out of its ruins, I have sept your letter to Mustodoxi, avd wears every day more and more the appearance of a town. The cottages so called, of agricultore, of commerce, which I had built two years ago, in a of navigation, of the arts, will give us spot which was intended for a faubourg, citizeps truly worthy of the name. are disappearivg, and giving place 10 I have given you these particulars, my handsome and commodious houses. It dear friend, because I know that some is called the Faubourg of Pronia, or persons entertain a contrary opinion, Providence.

though I am persuaded you will never The line of a great road leading to adopt it. I am very far from seeking Argos is almost completed, and the the approbation of all meu : let me but journey thither is made in an hour and a obtain it from those who conscientiously quarter. The appearance of Argos is wish well 10 Greece, without being very striking : more than one hundred bigoted to any system. These are niy and fifty new white houses have risen inducements for giving you this rapid up; and if the same activity continues, sketch of the state of the country, and of it will soon become a handsome city. those principles from which its govern.

In my frequent excursions, I have ment is not disposed to depart.- From reason to be convinced, that in all the the Journal of Geneva. provinces some improvement is taking place. The inhabitants enjoy their trane American Unitarian Dedication and quillity, and labour to ameliorate their

Ordinations. condition. As soon as their external

Nov. 3. The New Unitarian Church in improrement shall have arrived at a cer- Province Town, dedicated. tain degree, the moral improvement of the Nov. 10. Mr. James Augustus Kenpeople will follow of course. The schools, dall. from the Cambridge Theological also, must largely contribute to this. It

School, ordained as Minister of the First

sch is impossible to be well acquainted with

Congregational Church and Society in the present situation of Greece, with

Medfield. out being convinced that this country Nov. 17. Mr. William Barry, from is making immeuse advances towards its

the Theological School in Cambridge, moral and political regeneration. There

ordained as Pastor of the South Congrestill are some persons, natives and foreign

gational Church Society in Lowell. ers, who see things differently; they

Dec. 8. Mr. Josiah Moore, from the imagive it to be enslaved by its govern- Theological School in Cambridge, orment, which does not yet call upon the dained as Minister of the Congregational people to take a constitutional part in Church and Society in Athol. its affairs. Everyone is free to enter

Dec. 8. Rev. Hezekiah Packard, D.D., tain his own opinion, but I cannot see iustalled as Minister of the North Conany reason to change my own, or to alter gregational Church and Society in Chelms. my line of conduct. The more ardently ford (Middlesex Village). I desire to see Greece restored to the Dec. 9. Mr. Jonathan Farr, from the rank of a free and independent nation, Carobridge Theological School, ordained the more anxious do I feel to procure for

as Pastor of the First Congregational her the means of arriving at this grand Church and Society in Gardner. object in the shortest possible period

At the close of 1830, the number of and to do this, I ought always to keep Unitarian ministers settled during the in mind the state to which she has been vear over Unitarian societies in New Enreduced by four centuries of servitude, gland will be about twenty-four ; equal, and eight years of anarchy.

on an average, to two a month. Most As soon as Greece shall have risen of them received their theological educaabove her misfortunes by her own efforts, tion at the Cambridge Divinity School, that is by labour, she will provide herself with constitutional laws. The elements A List of the Committee of Depus of these laws are all prepared. They

ties, appointed to Protect the Civil are already in action in each of the branches whose successive development

Rights of the Three Denominations will grow into constitutional order. The

of Dissenters, for the year 1831. sevate is established for legislation, the Chairnjan, William Smith, Esq., 36, ministers and the governors of provinces Upper Seymour Street, Portman Square; for the administration of the laws, and Deputy Chairman, Henry Weymouth, the tribunals for justice. Al these in- Esq., 17, Bryauston Square ; Treasurer, stitutions, in my opinion, are so many William Hale, Esq., Homerton; Mr. schools where our magistrates and rulers Serjeaot Bompas, 9, King's Bench Walk, will be formed. The schools, properly Temple ; Robert Bousfield, Esq., Manor

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