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Births. On the 6th ult. at his house in Broad-street, the lady of Dr. Yates, of a still born child. On the 7th inst. the lady of James Eversfield, Esq. High Sheriff of Sussex, of a son and heir.
MARRIED. On the 12th inst. at Springfield, Dumfrieshire, John Cramphorn, Esq. to Anne, daughter of the late Robert Henderson, Esq. M. D.-At Broadwater, on Sunday se'nnight, Mr. James Jutten, of Littlehampton, builder, to Miss Ann Perkins, of Worthing-On Thursday last, Mr. Corney, .of Arundel, to Miss Newland, of Tortington.--At Broadwater, on Sunday se'nnight, Mr. Sheppard, millwright, to Miss Sarah Lamport, daughter of Mr. John Lamport, of the Malster's Arms, in the same place.
Deaths.-In West-street, Brighton, Mary Cobden Phillips, only daughter of Mr. Henry Phillips, aged 15.-On the 14th inst. Mrs. Smithers, of the Cricketers public house, in this town, having survived her husband but a fortnight.--Mr. Batho, tailor, High-street, Brighton, lost on Saturday, Oct. 5th, a daughter, and on Monday the 7th, another : they were interred in the same grave, their ages were 16 and 22.-On the 9th inst. Mrs. Thomas Pocock, of Russell-street, in this town.-On the 15th, at Lewes, the wife of Mr. Thomas Marchant, miller, North-street, Brighton. A few days since, the wife of Mr. Hammond, cabinet-maker, North-street.
High Water at Dieppe the same time as at Brighton.
RETURN PRICE OF GRAIN.
Monday, Oct. 14.
32s 38s New - New
-S-S White. 25s 30s White
25s 30s New 40s - New
S-S Fine 36s 40s Fine...
36s 40s Superfine 448 46s Superfine.
44s 46s Rye.... 20s 21s Rye...
20s 21s Barley.. 16s 22s | Barley.
188 22s Fine 22s 24s Fine...
22s 24s Superfine 28s 31s Superfine.
30s 32s Malt 40s 44s Malt
40s 44s Fine 48s 52s Fine..
48s 52s Hog Peas (new) 26s 28s Hog Peas (new) 268 285 Maple.... 285 295 Maple
285 295 White (new) 26s 32s White (new)
26s 32s Boilers 36s 38s Boilers
36s 38s Small Beans (new) 26s 29s Small Beans (new) 26s 295 Old.... 28s 32s Old.
28s 32s Tick (new): 21s 25s Tick (new)..
22s 26s Old.. 25s 27s Old ..
26s 28s Feed Oats 16s 18s Feed Oats
17s 19s Fine 19s 21s Fine...
20s 22s Poland ditto 18s 21s Poland ditto
18s 21s Fine 22s 25s Fine....
22s 255 Potatoe ditto 238 258 Potatoe ditto
23s 255 Fine 265 27s Fine...
FLOUR. Town made, per sack 35s 40s Town made, per sack 35s 40s Ship, ditto 30s 35s Ship, ditto
30s 35s GENERAL AVERAGE PRICE,
GENERAL AVERAGE PRICE, For the week ending September 28. For the week ending October 5. Wheat 40s 5d | Wheat
40S 50 Rye 19s 4d Rye..
20s od Barley 26s lod Barley..
278 od Oats 18$ 3d Oats
18s od Beans 248 4d Beans
24s lid Peas 26s lod | Peas
PRICE OF HOPS, PER CWT. (Oct. 12.
Bags. Kent 50s 658 94s 45s 84s Kent 50s 65s 94s 455 84s -5 Suss. 403 50s 58s 40s 50s
Suss. 40s 50s 585 40s 50s Essex 455 60s 72s 42s 60s
-S Essex 45s 60s 72s | 42s 60s
It has been said, and, we have no doubt, truly, that the weakest even of human creatures, have it much in their power to do measureless mischief, if they but as resolutely as unworthily determine to do as much as they can ;-while the power of doing good is limited, even where the means of wealth and the prompting qualities of the heart, are all on the side of virtue. It is obvious, therefore, that no difficulty exists in becoming vicious, nor in continuing sotemptations to error are constantly before us--but where error, from a principle of goodness, is avoided, though only an individual benefit should be its apparent result, yet is that individual an ornament and a blessing to society, inasmuch, as example will ever be found more powerful upon the actions of the many, than precept. With the means and the disposition to meliorate the condition of those in circumstances beneath us, insuperable are the obstacles which present themselves to an objeet so benevolently disposed he is instantly singled as a target
for detraction ; and, in the absence of ostentation, “ self-interest" shall be ascribed to him, and wing the ceaseless shafts intended to wound his growing fame.
« Self-interest" is an accusation, in our opinion, that merits not the defence which is often opposed to it ; its extreme only is to be condemned—when it leads to base actions, it merits and should receive the punishment of crime; but its correct and gentle operation may be made to extend benefits to thousands--as, for instance, if in lightening the load of human misery, by removing the cause of poverty, an individual can so direct his “ work of grace,” as to induce an eventual advantage to himself, is the previous benign result to society diminished thereby? Decidedly not. “ Selfinterest" then, an individual, may be made the basis of generosity, and generosity not deteriorated thereby ?-unquestionably. Separate generosity from “self-interest," and what is the permanent promise ?-nothing. Generosity, unallied to “ selfinterest,” or a profitless expenditure, for the exclusive benefit of others, is only to be looked for at uncertain intervals, with the most considerate and liberal :-but, when connected with “ selfinterest,” its stream may flow for ages, refreshing and supporting all within the influence of its tide, giving health to industry, and confidence to hope! The affluent, in regarding themselves, as they should do, as the stewards of the poor, cannot more generously improve the condition and morals of the poor, than by relieving them with sufficiently paid for employment-support, without labour, generates idleness-and idleness, the parent of crime, in the vitiating of morals, sows the seeds of mischief, the growth of which human efforts may fail to subdue ; but which human efforts may prevent, by connecting labour with benevolence. The germs of rooted idleness are tough-their pith is poison ; and disease and filth, ghastly deformity, rapine, cruelty," and bloody resolves, are included in the eventual fruit. Excessive labour, with those who have no choice but to labour, ought seldom to be insisted on-and never, without its due meed of compensation :-" self-interest,” in such cases, degenerates to oppression, and is no longer a support, but a bane to society.
That the “ labourer is worthy of his hire," is a 'truism which none will dispute--consequently, the mere payments for labour seem but little allied to generosity ; but if the hand which afforded the employment, bestowed an employment which it could have done without, that the necessitous might benefit by the means, then, though“ self-interest” should exist in the perspective, yet is the pristine quality of true generosity most nobly apparent. The powerful and the affluent of a country, are the instruments of a superintending Deity, to administer to the wants of the poor; the expences of their tables, the costly superiority of their garments, their jewels, their houses, their lands, their equipages, and extended retinues, their amusements and their luxuries, all promote that end, encouraging the designs of honest industry, and enabling the many, upon the united principle of generosity and “ self-interest," to thrive in the reciprocity of advantages, and usefully to exist, in the widely extended means of the opulent few. The erudite Bacon has most aptly compared money to manure; if gathered in heaps, it does no good ; but being spread, though never so thinly, over the surface of the earth, it enriches the whole country. The tillage, as a matter of course, may be included in the figure, to render its subject “ twice blest;"—the earth is made to send forth abundance by a distribution from the hand of labour-and, though the cause that directs the wholesome and revivifying toil, may chance to be the greater gainer, yet myriads may have reason to rejoice in the general results which “self-interest" ostensibly produces. But a few years since, when the poor of this town and district in particular, were suffering under the dreadful affliction of a stagnation to labour, owing to the uncontrollable severity of the times, the renewal of enlargements and improvements to a magnificent architectural design, which were to have been suspended for a succession of months, was COMMANDED, in the hope of its becoming a species of palliative to the existing distress—and ample, most ample, was the relief it afforded :-scores of the industrious poor, whom a want of work had reduced almost to starvation, were presently enabled to withdraw their names from the parish books,