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youth. To the aged I would say, trust in God under all your afflictions and infirmities, and let the name of God your Saviour be the last which shall quiver on your expiring lips.
W. April 23, 1823.
Hunmanby, Oct. 9, 1823. DEAR SIR, SOME years ago, under a deep impression of the calamities frequently pressing upon the Poor, in cases of sickness, with almost equal distress, whether they deferred sending for medical assistance till it was too late, or, by sending, contracted debts which it was out of their power afterwards to discharge, it was resolved to establish in this village a DISPENSARY, And, though the Subscribers do not exceed half-a-dozen, and the amount of the subscription is of course not very considerable, the quantity of comfort which it has diffused (in cases of Midwifery, Inoculation, and Accidental Ailments) would, in my judgment, bave been cheaply purchased at a much higher payment. The Rules, it will be observed, are few and simple. But, should local circumstances any where imply a necessity for more precise, or more extensive regulation, more might easily be added. We have found this quite sufficient.
F. WRANGHAM. P.S. I might have added, that, in a population amounting to nearly 1100, I do not believe any single instance of sickness has occurred, for four years, which has not had the offer, I need hardly add, the advantage of prompt, humane, and skilful assistance. This might easily be achieved, with a little exertion, in every village ; and it should be recollected that, in many cases, the mere apprehension of wanting medical relief will in fearful natures. create a necessity for it. Hunmanby Dispensary, for the Relief of the Indigent Parishioners requiring Aid in Medicine,
Surgery, or Midwifery. Instituted under the Patronage of -H. Osbaldeston,
Esq. and the Rev. Archdeacon Wrangham, and supported by Voluntary Subscription. Medical Attendant, Mr. Hagyard.
GENERAL RULES. 1. Subscribers of Two Guineas, or upward, annually, shall be allowed to recommend an unlimited number of Patients. Subscribers of One Guinea may recommend Ten Patients, in cases requiring the aid of Medicine or Surgery, and four for Midwifery, per ann.: and Subscribers of Half-a-Guinea, Four of the former and One of the latter.
2. Each Subscriber, who recommends a Patient, is requested to give the Applicant a Paper, signed with bis name, to the following purport : I recommend
believing to be a proper object of the Charity, this day of
RULES TO BE OBSERVED BY THE PATIENTS.
3. The Patients shall in all cases return the Phials, and send for their Medicines.
4. They shall pay the sum of One Shilling each, on admission, to be renewed every two months, provided they continue to require medical attendance.
5. They shall keep their recommendations clean, and on being discharged shall deliver them to the Rev. Archdeacon Wrangham, with a Paper con.. taining their thanks to God, to be read in the Church
during the performance of Divine Service on the ensuing Sunday.
6. All Patients, who do not strictly comply with the above regulations, and with the advice of the Medical -Attendant, shall be excluded from the benefit of the Charity; and no person shall enjoy it who bas any disgraceful disease.
RECEIPTS FROM HADDINGTON:
NO. I. 12 Ounces of potatoes, boiled, skimmed and'mashed, 1 Ounce of suet, 1 Ounce (or 1-16th of a pint) of milk, and 1 Ounce of Glocester cheese.
Total 15 ounces, mixed with as much boiling water as was necessary to bring it to a due consistence, and then baked in a pan.
NO. II. 12 Ounces of mashed potatoes as before, 1 Ounce of milk, and 1 Oance of suet, with a sufficient quantity of salt, mixed up with boiling water, and baked in a pan.
NO. III. 12 Ounces of mashed potatoes, 1 Ounce of suet, 1 Ounce of red herrings pounded fine in a mortar, mixed, baked, &c, as before,
NO. IV. 12 Ounces of mashed potatoes, :1 Ounce of suet, and
1 Ounce of hung beef, grated fine with a grater, mixed and baked as before.
These puddings, when baked, weighed from 11 to 12 Onces each. They were all liked by those who tasted them; but No. 1, and ill. seemed to meet with the most general approbation.
To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.
SIR, I HAVE tried your plan of brewing a small quantity of beer, in the way of making tea. The beer is better than porter, and the expence of it is only three half-pence per quart; it requires to be boiled after the hops are in, which tea does not after the sugar, and this is the only difference.
E. We believe onr correspondent alludes to the extract from the Birmingham paper, given in oar September Number of the present year, page 430.
Old Scraps of Paper. FRAGMENTS OF A MAGDALEN SERMON. WHEN we see an old scrap of paper written or printed upon; before we throw it away, it may be useful to look at its contents. I picked up the following fragment this morning, and was going to put it into the fire; but it came into my head that I would read it first; and I then thought that my Cottage friends should read it too. It seems to have been a part of a sermon preached at some charitable institution, perhaps the Magdalen Hospital.
“ The man, or the woman, who have given their past lives to sinful pleasures, are often, by the mercy of God; laid on the bed of a dangerous sickness. I say, by the mercy of God; for thus, a time for repentance is afforded, and a loud call is given them. In such an hour, when the hand of God is upon them, their eyes are opened and they see their own shame. They loathe themselves for their offences against a God of all holiness. They shudder to
think how they have injured themselves, and others, by their crimes; how they bave defiled that body which God designed to be the abode of purity, the temple of the Holy Ghost. At such a time, the sofferer pleads for mercy;--and, blessed be God, mercy is within reach. The minister of Christ's religion rejoices to be able to hold up the word of trath, and to say, that, for the sake of Christ's soffering, pardon is promised to the penitent! But the poor afflicted sinner promises amendment too, and newness of life. Is there any one of you, who, in the hour of sickness, has been brought to make so saving a resolution? May God grant that you may be enabled to keep it! But, alas, how often do we see that those who have thus resolved, in the hour of sickness, will, when they are restored to health, forget to whom they owe their deliverance, will feel no gratitude, and will clearly prove that they never knew the power or the blessing of true repentance. How few are found, like the Samaritan leper, who return, when they are healed, to give Glory to God! May the means of repentance which this house affords be thankfully received! And inay you, its inhabitants, by divine mercy, be saved from your sins; and glorify God, by the fruits of a new and a holy life! If so, though the glory will be God's, the reward will be yours :-and may the blessed thought be mine, that I have not this day spoken to you in vain.”
FIGHTS. To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.
SIR, I READ, in a morning paper of yesterday, that on occasion of some of the late trials for horrid murders, a magistrate at one of the chief public offices had remarked how much such crimes had increased, and what a lamentable change seemed to be taking place