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I pretended to be knowing in the laws of the land (having made it my study for these five and forty years) ; and because I am so, that was the reason of such my behaviour : for as long as you had the King's arms engraved on your mace, and acted under his authority, had I come here, I would have bowed my body in obedience to his authority, by which you were first called. But, Mr. Speaker, since you and this house have renounced all your duty and allegiance to your sovereign, and natural liege lord the King, and are become a den of thiercs, Jould I bow myself in this house of Rimmon, the Lord would not pardon me in this thing.This speech provoked the house so much, that without any trial, they voted him and Sir Francis Butler, guilty of high treason, and fixed the day of execution ; but were diverted from it by a droll speech of that remarkable buffoon, Henry Martyn. After this, they sent a committee from the Commons House to Newgate to Judge Jenkins, and made this offer to him, “That if he would own their power to be lawful, they would not only take off the sequestrations from his estate, which were about 500).. per annum, but would also settle a pension on him of 1000l. a year.” To which he answered, “ Far be it from me to own rebellion (although it was successful) to be lawful ;” so he desired to see their backs. Then the chief of them made another proposal to the Judge, and said, “ He should have the same as was offered before, if he would but permit them to put it in print, that he did own and acknowledge their power to be lawful and just, and would not gainsay it.” To this he answered, “ That he would not connive at their so doing, for all the money they had robbed the kingdom of; and should they be so impudent as to print any such matter, he would sell his doublet and coat, to buy pens, ink, and paper, and would set forth the Commons House, in their proper colours.". (That is, he would make them appear to be scandalous, impudent, and lying rebels.) When they found him so firm, one of the committee used this motive, “You have a wife and nine children, who all will starve if you refuse this offer: so consider, for their fakes; they make up ten presling arguments for your compliance."-" What (said the Judge) did they delire you to press me in this matter?"-" I will not say they did (replied the committee-man) but I think they press you to it without speaking at all.”—With that the old man's anger was heightened to the utmost, and in a passion he said, “ Had my wife and children petitioned you in this matter, I would have looked on her as a whore and them as busards.Upon this the committee departed, and he continued in Newgate till the restoration ; shortly after which he died.

The following extract, at the same time that it elucidates a passage in our immortal bard, forms a pleasing contrast between the reverence which our ancestors had for holy things, even during the time of war and in an enemy's ground, and the sacrilege which the desolating spirit of infidelity has led the French of late years to commit. It is taken from the "Cent nouvelles nouvelles," and I have scrupulously observed the old orthography. ." Il fceut que l’ung de les gens auoit derobbé en une eglise le Tabernacle ou l'on met Corpus Domini, & a bons deniers comptans vendu. Je ne içay pas la juste somme ; mais il estoit grant & beau, d'argent doré tres gentement etmaillé. Monseigneur Thalebot, quoy qu'il fuft tres cruel, & en la guerre tres criminel, fi avoit en grant reverence toujours en eu?

L'Eglise l'Eglise, & ne vouloit que nul monftier ne Eglise le feu on boutaft ne de. robast quelque chose, & ou il sçauoit qu'on le fift, il en faisoit merueil. leuse discipline de ceulx qui en ce faisant trespassoient son commande, ment." Nouv. v.

“ Fortune is Bardolph's foe, and frowns on him ;
For he hath stol’n a Pix, and hanged must a' be.”
" We would have such offenders so cut off ;
And give express charge, that in all our march
There shall be nothing taken from the villages,
But shall be paid for.”

Henry V. Act s.

A French Marquis coming to pay his devotions at the shrine of a Saint, found the niche empty, as his image was gone to the silversmith to be repaired: but that he might not be suspected of want of civility, he left a card for his godship, to acquaint him with his intended visit.

In Sion College Library, are some very fine copies of the Talmud. Two of these were presented to it in rather an extraordinary manner, as the following copy of an infcription in a blank leaf in the first volume will shew.

“ THE PARISHONERS of S JOHN the Euangelists in Watlingstreet in London gave this Babilonian Talmud to the new Librarie in Zion College which great and rare work consists of 12 volumes printed at Venice by that famous Hebrue Printer Daniel Bomberge Anno Domini 1548.

The price of this whole worke-261: given by the parishoners affores said being in number 18 : upon the motion of Mr George Walker Rector of ye Parith The names of the contributing Parishoners

£. S. d. Mr Thomas Goodyear

4 0 0 Mr Nicholas Benson

4 0 0 Mr Richard Malbon

3 0 0 Mr William Short

2 0 0 Mr Randall Welwood

2 0 0 Mr James Barnard

2 0 0 Mr William Latham and his brother

1 15 0 Mr William Laurence

1 5 0 Mr John Willson

1 0 0 Mr John Stoneing

0.0 Mr Nevill

1 0 0 Mr Randall Taylor

00 10 0 Mr Thomas Parry

00 10 0 Mr James Noell

00 10 0 Mr Thomas Parkes

00. 10 a Mr Nicholas Alvey

00 10 0 Mr Lister

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The other fet is a copy of the Bâtle Edition by Frobenius. In a leaf in the first volume is the following infcription.

This Babilonian Talmud consisting of Sixe large Volumes was given to the Librarye of Zion College in London.

. 1628.

£. S.

price 16 2 The well affected Citizens who contributed to the price of it were these.

£. S. d. Mr John Parker Marchaunt in Soper Lane

2 0 0 Mr Richard Turner Draper in Watling street

1 100 Mr John Shipton Grocer in Friday street

1 10 0 Mr John Pope Salter in Friday street

1 0 0 Mr John Pocock Draper in Watling street

1 0 0 Mr John Fenne Haberdasher in Bread street

1 0 0 Mr William Lemman Linnendraper in Cheapside

1 2 0 Mr Samuel Davies Marchaunt in Wallbrooke

1 0 0 Mr Joseph Davies his brother

1 0 0 Mr Steven Goodyear mercer in Lumbard ftreet

1 0 0 Mr Thomas Collins Linendraper in Friday street

1 0 0 Mr George Warren Linendraper in Cheapfide

1 0 0 Mr Thomas Stevens Haberdaiher in ye Poultrie

1 0 0 Mr John Revell Sopeboiler in Thames street

1 0 0

TRUTH. " What is the seal of the holy and blessed God? Rabbi Bivai, in the name of R. Reuben, said nos Truth-What is nos? R. Bon said, it is the living God, the King of the universe. Resch Lukisch said, x is the first letter in the alphabet; p is the middle letter, and n is the last. As if he had said, I am the first who have received (my kingdom) of none, and besides me there is no God. I know no equal : and I also am the last, who will not deliver it to another."- Jerusalem Talınud. Sanhedrin, Chap. i. fol. 18.

“ Pilate faith unto him, What is Truth?” John xviii. 38. “ I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Rev. xxii. 13.

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THE PILGRIM. The following ingenious Poem was delivered in the character of a Pilgrim,

at a Masquerade, given by the LORD LIEUTENANT of Ireland, on the King's Birth Day, 1802, and has never been publijhed.

V E beauties of the Western Ille, But neither SION's facred hill,

Y Ah listen to the PILGRIM's tale; Nor CARMEL's holy mount were free; Upon his labours kindly smile,

The groves of SHARON echoed still, Who follows you with fervent zeal. With lengthened cries of misery! 11.

X, If nine long years unceasing toil,

On Acon's wallstheCHRISTIAN KNIGHT O’er many a distant land and fea,

The blood-red Cross of England rais'd, Since last I saw my native Ille,

In guilty haste, and wild affright
Can,move your pity-list to me.

The daring Aiheift fled amazed !

When discord here began to roam, Where'er my toilsome steps I turn’d,
And bade all social comfort cease,

Pursuing still my weary way, With heavy heart I left my home, That blood-red Cross in glory burn'd, A PILGRIM to the shrine of PEACE.

And rescued nations bless’d its fway.

And rescued nat

Far, far from Gallia's guilty strand On Egypt's dark and distant shore,

I bent my steps with fearful haste; I heard the British thunder peal ; Where bleak, and bare, her ruins stand, The blackening smoke, the battle's roar, The monuments of ruthless waste! Were mix'd with Saba's fpicy gale.

In vain, to check the rage of war

And fiercely, thro' the troubled sky
The wilds of rude Saint Bernard rose; I saw. the British lightning dart,
Even here was urg'd the blood-stain'd car The murky clouds began to fly,
And red were dy'd the Alpine Inows. And East and West were seen to part,

From fair Italia's fragrant groves, And then, my long-expected Star,
The feats of Love and Piety,

The Star of Peace, began to smite; The trumpet scar'd the frighted doves, I hail'd its lovely beams from far, Nor love, nor peace, were there for me. And saw them gild my native Isle. VII.

XV. At length, ('twas claílic ground I trod,) Bles Ille! where Peace and Beauty dwell,

I killed the rocky shores of Greece; No more a Wanderer wou'd I roam; But there too, Wár, had raised his rod Wou'd fome dear maid my heart compel And trampled on the fane of PEACE! To pay its vows of truth at home. VIII.

XVI. From thence to holy Palestine,

Bleft Isc! thy SOVEREIGN's Natal Day With humbled heart I bent my way, is still a day of joy to thee; At honoured Salem's sacred thrine, For him his grateful people pray, My vows for love and Peace to pay. The friend of PEACE and LIBERTY.

And may our HARDWICKE never miss

His faithful fervant Itill to prove,
His equal in connubial bliss,'.
And second in his People's love!






. Republic. No demand was made by the STILL continues to manifest a decided First Consul, as had been previously reN disposition for reducing all the here. ported, for the general liberation of the tofore great powers of Europe, to the European Naves in Algiers, it being standard of her friends, or allies. In the confined with respect to that subject, to mention of thele in one of the state pa- those who had been taken on board velpers, relative to the German indemnities, tels in the French service; nor was the the in irely forgot the name of the Elector report correct, of its being the intention of Hanover, or that of the King of Great of France to infilt upon a sum of money Britain, though with respect to the fun as a present indeinnity, together with a ture disposal of continental power, our future annual uibute, no such demand sovereign is more interested than several appearing in the letter of the First Conother potentates who might be named !-- ful. The views of France, with respect Against the proceedings of Rullia, Pruf to the Barbary powers, appear thus to fia, and France, in the buliness of the have been bounded merely by the defire indemnities, the Emperor of Germany of obtaining fatisfaction for insults rehas remonftrated, and even indicated a ceived, and a guarantee from the Dey disposition to use force in taking poffef- againit fimilar injuries in future. fion of the city of Passau, which those In Switzerland, only, the power and powers had awarded to the Elector of the plans of the French Conful are opBavaria, but without success; his troops posed. The leffer cantons of Vri, have been withdrawn, and the high-con- Schwitz, and Unterwald, are in open intračting parties have signified their de. furrection, but against there General termination to adhere to the letter of this Andermatt, the Commander in Chief of plan without any modification.

the troops of the Helvetic Republic, las A French marine expedition, for the commenced his operations, by taking first time since the commencement of the poffeffion of Rengg, which opens for lait war, has been successful. We als him a passage into the canton of Underlude to Algiers, of which the following walden. In this unhappy contest, the are particulars extracted from the official Helvetian Republic poíTesses an evident paper :--The Day has acceded to all the superiority over the leífer cantons, who demands of the First Conful. The do not themiilves appear to be firinly French squadron, commanded by Rear- united in the cause, for which they have Admiral Leislegues, appeared before Al taken up arins. It does not seem progiers on the 5th of August, having on bable, therefore, that the contest can be board Adjutant Commandant Huilin, of any long duration, though it is deeply with a letter from the First Conful to the to be lamented that it should have proDey, demanding a reparation for the in- ceeded to such an unfortunate extremity. juries offered to the French flag. This H appily for Portugal, the conduct of officer, on his landing, was received in the French Ambaffador at Libon, which the most distinguished manner by the we noticed in our last poftfcript, has not Dey, who, after perusing the letter of been approved by his government, though the First Consul, prepared an answer, in of the caules that gave rise to his abrupt which he agreed, conformably to the de departure from Lisbon, the French jourmand contained in the letter, to liberate nals have published nothing new, the crews of two Neapolitan vesels, one C oncomitant with the reports of the of which had been taken by his cruisers answer of Lord Hawkesbury, to the ennear the coast of France, and the other, quiries of the Turkish merchants, lewhilft employed in the French service. fpecting commercial privileges granted to He also agrees to punish the Rass, who the French, we now find that an equal carried into Algiers two French vefsels, liberty of trading to the Black Sea, is and promises to respect in future the granted to the English ; ftill the value of French flag and the flag of the Italian this privilege muit depend upon che dispoVol. III, Churchm, Mag. Sept. 1802. - Z


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