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Large and Small Books.--" The small. however, at the instance of the surgeon, ness of the size of a book is always its to send for a clergyman, end began himown recommendation; as, on the con- self brokenly to repeat the Lord's prayer. trary, the largeness of a book is its [How must the fifth petition fi: the lips own disadvantage, as well as a terror to of a duellist!) His father being inlearning. In short, a big book is a formed that his son was near his end, scarecrow to the head and pocket of the came into the room, to take his leave of author, student, buyer, and seller, as him, and attempted to comfort him in well as a harbour of ignorance. Small the following manner :--" Well, eon! books seem to pay a deference to the I find you inust die. I am sorry for it. readers quick and great understanding ; But I would not have you to be too large books to mistrust his capacity, much cast down ; you are a very young and to confine his time as well as his man, and cannot have committed any intellect."--Robert Holkots Philobiblion. great sins. Besides, you know Christ Herculaneum Manuscripts.--Every ge

died for us all; and we all stand the nuine lover of antiquity and ancient lite

same chance." If possible, it is more rature, must deeply regret the extraordi

awful still, that this miserable address nary silence which prevails with regard

should have been mentioned with approto those interesting relics which have

- bation, by one who heard it. « Old been discovered in the ancient city of

******** talked well to his son, I did Herculaneum. We have been informed,

not think the old man had had so much that the original number of rouleaux

religion in him."--Dr. Ryland's Sermon, was 1696, of which 500 have been dis

The First Lye Refuted, tributed throughout Europe, the remain. der being kept by the Neapolitan Go

The Extraordinary Fute of the Town of vernment, who will neither publish the

Pleurs --" Having mentioned some falls recoverable portions themselves, nor will

of mountains in those parts, I cannot they allow this to be done at the expense

pass by the extraordinary fate of the of others, although they are in possession

town of Pleurs, that was about a league of nearly one thousand columns of these

from Chavennes to the north in the same manuscripts ready engraved at the ex

bottom, but on a ground that is a little pense, we believe, of His present Ma

more raised The town was half the jesty King George. About twenty years

bigness of Chavennes; the number of ago, eighty rolls were imported into this

the iohabitants was about two and twenty country, and submitted to the inspection

hundred persons, but it was much more of the University of Oxford, but we have nobly,

ffordbut we have nobly built ; for besides the palace of the never heard what success that learned

Francken, that cost some millions, there body had in deciphering them : many of were many other palaces, that were built the papyri, we understand, were quite in

by several rich factors, both of Milan capable of being unrolled, but there is

and the other parts of Italy, who liked certainly an unpardonable indifference

the situation and air, as well as the freemanifested towards their recovery, in

in dom of the government of this place ; those quarters where we might expect a

e so that they used to come hither during very different line of conduct.

the heats; and here they gave themselves

all the indulgences that a vast wealth · Duelling.--Not many months ago, a could furnish. By one of the palaces, very respectable friend related to me that was at a little distance from the the circumstances of a young man's town, which was not overwhelmed with death who was killed in a duel. I omit it, one may judge of the rest. It was an naming the person or the place, though out-house of the family of the Francken, I could mention both, for they were in and yet it may compare with many serted in the public papers, just after the palaces in Italy; and certainly house event; and my friend was on a visit at and gardens could not cost so little as the time in the neighbourhood. The two one hundred thousand crowns. The combatants were expected soon to have voluptuousness of this place became very been closely allied by the marriage of crying ; and Madam de Salis told me, the one to the other's sister. But a that she heard her mother often relate quirrel taking place, a challenge was some passages of a Protestant minister's given, and this unhappy youth was car- Bermons, that preached in a little church, ried home mortally wounded. When his which those of the religion had there, medical attendant intimated his persua- and warned them often of the terrible sion, that the consequences would be judgments of God, which were hanging undoubtedly fatal, instead of any repent. over their heads, and that he believed ance for thus throwing away his life, and would suddenly break out upon them, presuming to rush unbidden into the On the 25th of August, 1618, an inhabia presence of his Judge, the dying sinner tant came, and told them to be gone, rejoined, « Well, I don't mind it, I would for he saw the mountains cleaving; but stand to be shot at again." He consented, he was laughed at for his pains. He had

a daughter, whom he persuaded to leave who escaped ; so I must lcave the secret all and go with him; but when she was reason of so singular a preservation, to the got out of town with him, she called to great discovery at the last day, of those mind, that she had not locked the door steps of Divine Providence, that are of a room in which she had some things now so unaccountable. Some of the of value, and so went back to do that, family of the Franken got some miners and was buried with the rest. For at to work under ground, to find out the the hour of supper, The Hill fell down, wealth that was buried in their palaces ; and buried the town and all the inbabi- for besides their plate and furniture, tants, so that not one person escaped. there was a great deal of cash, and many The fall of the mountains did so fill the jewels in the house. The miners prechannels of the river, that the first news tended they could find nothing ; but those of Chavennes had of it, was by the they went to their country of Tirol, failing of their river : for three or four and built fine houses, and great wealth hours there came not a drop of water; appeared, of which no visible account but the river wrought for itself a new could be given but this, that they had course, and returned to them. I could found some of that treasure." - Burnet's hear no particular character of the man Letters from Switzerland.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE

Wishing to make this department of our work as complete as possible, we earnestly beg our Correspondents to furnish us with all documents and information relating to it, addressed to the Editors, at the Publisher's. • DERBYSHIRE.

Mr. OGLE RADFORD was the minister in (Continued from page 278.)

1715. Previously to that time, an an

nuity of £20. had been left by a Mr. FINDERN.-Mr. DANIEL SHELMARDINE, Woolhouse, for the benefit of the minister who was ejected from Barrow-upon- for the time being; but the congregaTrent, resided in this place, and died tion has long been extinct, and we are here, October 1699. When the liberty not informed in what way this endowwas settled by law, he preached, says ment is appropriated. Calamy, at Derby, and several other Glossop was, till the ejectment, the places, occasionally, not daring to hide incumbency of Mr. WILLIAM BAGSHAW, his Lord's talent in a napkin. Hence of whomn see a particular account under it is probable that he collected a congre- Ashford, pp. 52, 53. gation in this the place of his residence. GRIESLEY.-'l'he following interesting The Rev. THOMAS Hill, son of the account is given by Calamy of the zeal, ejected minister of that name, preached, perseverance, and sufferings of Mr. Thoand conducted an academy, in this place. MAS FORD, who was ejected from the He died early in 1720, and was suc- pulpit of this parish. Vol. 2. pp. 204, ceeded by Dr. EBENEZER LATHOM, who 205.-" He was born at Willington, in also for many years kept an academy this county, and brought up at Repton here with great reputation. His pupils school, where he profited in learning beconsisted both of candidates for the mi yond most of his years. From thence he nistry and sons of gentlemen, and many was sent to Cambridge, and there setof them afterwards became eminent cha- tled in Trinity College, under the care racters. He died in 1754, having some and tuition of Dr. Hill. He was earlier years before his death become one of the than ordinary in piety, in learning, and ministers of the Presbyterian Congrega. in preaching, upon which work he ention at Derby; and from that time there

tred at the age of twenty-one ; and that is reason to believe that the congregation with the full approbation both of judiat Findern was chiefly supplied by one cious divincs, and understanding Chrisof the Derby ministers, till about the tians. The first exercise of his ministry year 1800. Mr. D. MERCER was the was in the capacity of an assistant to pastor of this congregation for a con- Mr. George Cross, of Clifton, in Stafsiderable tiine, and died a few years fordshire, whose sister he marry'd. He since.

was a very lively, weighty, pertinent, GLASSWELL.--There was, in the early and methodical preacher. He was never part of the last century, an Independent settled in any parsonage or vicaridge; Congregation at this place, which was but preach'd under other ministers for supported chiefly by the Hallows family, the space of seven or eight years. He

was at Seale, in Liecestershire, when reasons, the small congregation that for King Charles came in, and there he was merly worshipped in it has merged in mention'd, p. 367 of my former edition; the congregation assembling in Park but he was preaching at Griesly when Chapel. the Bartholomew Act slew him, with so HUCKLOW, Great, near Tideswell.many others of his brethren. But being the dissenting congregation at this place civilly dead, and yet continuing to speak is one of those which was founded by both to God and men in a way forbidden the Rev. Mr. ASHE, and for several by human laws, tho' as he conceiv'd al years it enjoyed the ministry of that low'd and approv'd of God, he, together eminently pious man and his assistants ; with another minister, Mr. Thomas of whom, see more under Ashford. Mr. Bakewel, was sent to Stafford Goal, ROBERT KELSAL settled here early in where they continu?d prisoners for the Ibe last century, and preached at this time appoiuted. After which, be ceased place, and at Bradwell, for nearly fifty not by day or by night to preach the years, performing the duties of his office Gospel, for which he was again appre with great zeal and integrity, and died hended, and committed prisoner to Derby June 23, 1772, aged 73 years. (See more Goal, in the company of another mini of him under Bradwell, p. 261.) The ori. ster, Mr, Timothy Staniforth. And ful- ginal meeting-house, or chapel, at Huckfilling his time of suffering there also, he low, was erected near the mansion of still went on in his Master's work as long John Bagshaw, Esq. the maternal uncle of as he was able. But as he began betimes Mr. Aslie, who was High Sheriff of the so, his work was ended betimes : for by county; and it is believed that it was his extraordinary pains upon a day of erected at liis expense. The minister fasting and prayer be broke a vein, was also for a long time supported and which brought him iuto a consumption, patronized by him. To Mr. Kelsal sucwhereof be dy'd, in a littlc village, near ceeded Mr. JOHN Boult, from Cheshire, Burton-upon-Trent, about the year 1677. in December 1774, who was followed by He was not allow'd to be bury'd in con Mr. DANIEL. GRONOW, afterwards of Alsecrated ground. He was a hard student, freton, who was followed in succession and a celebrated preacher. His memory by Messrs. Evans, ASTLEY, MEANLEY, is very precious to the inhabitants of and Ebenezer ALDRED. The last of Burton, and the neighbouring villages.' these gentlemen removed to Cosby in Mr. Swinfen improv'd his death from 1798, and afterwards to Sheffield, where those words, Job. 5. 35. he was a burning he died last year. Some time before und a shining light.''

1798, the meeting-house having become Henge.--The dissenting church at dangerous through decay, a new one was this place is a branch of that at Bel. erected, by the help of contributions per, from which Henge is distant about from Mr. Shore, and other generous inthree miles, and enjoys the labours of dividuals. The congregation is now supthe pastor of Belper, once on the Lord's plied by Mr. Naylor, of Ashford, who day, and once in the week. The meet is, as several of his predecessors have. ing-house was erected in the year 1708, been, professedly an Unitarian. and will contain about 300 people. At ILKESTON is a large and populous vilthe time of its erection, the congrega- lage, about ten miles from Derby. The tion was under the charge of the late number of its inhabitants is estimated at Rev. DANIEL GRONOW, a minister of the between three and four thousand. Their Presbyterian denomination, who divided principal occupations are the manufacbis labours between this and three other ture of stockings and twist net, and the places. He died in the year 1796, and working of coal mines. Exclusive of at the unanimous request of the congre the established church, there are in this gation, which is respectable, Mr. Gaw town six places of worship for Protest-. THORNE succeeded to the charge. There ants, of which one is occupied by Priis a Sunday school connected with this mitive Methodists, two ty, Wesleyan congregation, which consists of about Methodists, one by a congregation of 120 scholars.

Independents, whose doctrines are UniHOGNESTON,--Mr. STEPHEN PARKER tarian, one by a congregation of General was the minister of an Independent con Baptists, and one by a congregation of gregation in this place, in 1715; but he Calvinists. Of these congregations, four, afterwards conformed. We have no ac that is, the two Wesleyan Methodists, count of any successor to him, or of the the Baptists, and the Calvinists, support subsequent history of the congregation, Sunday schools, in which not less than except that it is not now in existence. 700 poor children are from Sabbath to

HOLCOME.-At this place, which is Sabbath taught to read by gratuitous about a mile and a half distant from teachers. It is nevertheless a curious Park Chapel, was an old meeting-house, fact, that, in the parliamentary returns in the year 1798. It was then in a rụin- which were furnished by the clergy of ous condition, for which, and other the several parishes, not ore Sunday

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scholar is stated as receiving instruction distinct church. Their minister was Mr. in this town; with so little regard to JOHN GODDARD, who was afterwards truth and decency do the professed agents unanimously called to the pastoral office, of the State in matters ecclesiastical and ordained on Whit Monday 1789, by and moral, conduct themselves towards Mr. Dan. Taylor and Mr. Benjamin Lollarda that Legislature, from which they de Mr. Goddard's ministry was very prosrive their ample endowments and ex perous, and he continued to labour among clusive privileges. The Parliament, ten the people till 1795, when he resigned dering the moral and mental welfare of his office, and withdrew from the church. the people, ask what means of Sabbath Upon the retirement of Mr. Goddard, instruction exist in the country ? the ap Mr. WILLIAM FELKIN, one of the mempointed and paid teachers reply, in the bers of the church, was called to preach very face equally of truth and a good regularly at Ilkeston and Smalley, and conscience, in the instance before us, the congregation increased so much unNONE.

der his ministry, that it was found ne-, Ilkeston Unitarian Dissenters. This con cessary to erect a gallery in the meeting-, gregation is the most ancient in the house at Ilkeston. In 1800, Mr. Felkin town. Their place of worship appears accepted a call to the pastoral office in to have been erected early in the last the church at Kegworth, and was succentury; but after much inquiry, we ceeded in the same year in this place by have not been able to obtain any docu- Mr. WILLIAM PICKERING, whose miniments respecting it. The earliest men stry was eminently beneficial to the peo, tion of any of its ministers, which we ple. In the year 1807, while Mr. Pickerhave met with, is in the year 1735 ; in ing had charge of the congregation, a which year, on the 30th of November, large school room, capable of containing the Rev. Mr. Platts, pastor of the dis 80 children, was erected adjoining to the senting church here, died. We have no meeting-house. Mr. Pickering conaccount how the congregation was sup tinued pastor of this church till 1815, plied from that time till 1750, when when he removed to Stutey Bridge, and Mr. Williams began to occupy the pul- the pulpit was supplied by neighbouring pit, and continued so to do till his de- ministers, and by Mr. West and Mr. cease, in 1783. It is generally believed HOLMES, who were members of the that he endowed the meeting-house with church, till Mr. G. W. PURCELL came to £40. per annum, in addition to some reside among them about two years since, land which had been previously be- who took charge of the church and conqueathed to it hy a Mr. Rowe. Mr. Wil gregation, and is at present their pastor. liams was succeeded by Mr. Davis, sen., Ilkeston Calvinist Congregation. Of the and Mr. Davis, jun., who preached here origin and history of this congregation till 1787, when they were succeeded by the following account has been commuMr. T. Owen, who remained here till nicated to us :- " Some time before the 1791. The next minister was Mr. Hewis, year 1770, a few persons in this town or Hughes, who was succeeded by Mr. not being fully satisfied with the docWALTERS, till 1807. In 1808, Mr. trines and discipline of the dissenting GRUNDY, now of Manchester, supplied congregations at that time existing here, the pulpit, and continued to fill it till began to attend other places of worship. 1811. He was succeeded by Mr. WHITE- Of this number were Mr. Thomas Barker HOUSE, who still continues to preach to and Mr. John Bowes. These good men this congregation. The attendance is frequently travelled upon a Sabbath

morning to Breedon on the Hill, a distance Ilkeston General Baptist Congregation.- of between sixteen and seventeen miles, This congregation had its origin in the where they heard the Rev. Mr. Laddon Jabours of Mr. NATHANIEL PICKERING preach twice, and returned to lĮkeston and Mr. Joun TARRAT, ministers of the in the evening. They afterwards became Baptist church at Kegworth, in Leices- acquainted with the Independent congretershire, who preached occasionally in gation which assembled in Castlegate, the neighbourhood for some time before Nottingham, with whom they united in the year 1766, in consequence of which church fellowship. From this time mia small meeting-house was erected in nisters were sent upon week-day evenings that year, at a place in this parish called to preach in Mr. Bowes's house at IlkesLittle Hullam. This place was taken ton. Among these was the late Rev. down in 1784, and a more commodious Mr. PoPPLEWELL; the Rev., GEOKGE edifice erected in the following year at Gill, of Market Harborough ; the Rev. Ilkeston. Those members of the Baptist JONATHAN TOOTHILL, of Hopton, Yorkchurch of Kegworth, who resided at shire; the Rev. TIMOTHY PRIESTLEY, Ilkeston, together with the residents at late of London; the Rev. ROBERT Gal-, Smalley, and several of the surrounding LAND, and several others who had been villages, at the same time separated students under the Rev. James Scott, of themselves from the church at Kege Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. The Lord worth, and formed themselves in:0 a greatly blessed the occasional labours of

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these good ministers of Jesus Christ for Entwistle, in connexion with several the conversion of sinners, and the build- neighbouring Independent ministers, ing up of his saints in their most holy preached at Belper and Mansfield. In faith. The congregation continuing to particular he preached in the playhouse increase, the friends at Nottingham re- at the former place, and was the first commended the Ilkeston people to unite person who did so; but his conduct not with the congregation which assembled proving afterwards to be, in the estimaat Moorgreen, which also enjoyed the tion of his people, consistent with the fostering care of the Castlegate church. obligations of his ministerial character, After this union was formed the united he was deserted by the greater part of congregation agreed to invite the Rev. them, and removed out of the neigliROBERT GALLAND, then of Warwick, to - bourhood. On the 9th of April, 1795, take the oversight of this infant cause. the Rev. BENJAMIN SUGDEN, from the He accepted the invitation in 1770, and Independent Academy, at Northowram, receiving encouragement from the gene- in Yorkshire, was set apart to the pasrous friends of religion at Nottingham, toral office over this united church and 'a new meeting-house was erected at congregation, the important duties of Ilkeston in the following year, and on which station he continued to discharge the 25th August, 1772, a church was till May, 1799, when he removed to formed on the congregational plan, which Skipton, in Craven, Yorkshire. Mr. was composed of twelve members, one Sugden conducted himself while resident of whom is still living. On the 4th of ainong the people with Christian pruNovember, 1772, Mr. Galland was or- dence, and his humility, amiable temdained to the pastoral office over the per, and circumspect deportment gained church and congregation of llkeston, for him the esteem of those who had oband the congregation at Moorgreen, in jected to his ordination over them. In which service were engaged the Rev. June, 1799, the Rev. JOSHUA SHAW, Richard Plumb, of Nottingham, 'the from the Independent Academy at RoRev. Mr. Popplewell, and the Rer. T. therham, came bere as a supply, and Priestley. Mr. Galland continued to after some time received a unanimous labour in this part of the Lord's vineyard call to be their pastor, and was ordained between seren and eight years, but ex.' on the 10th of September, 1800, by the periencing a rapid decline in his health, Rev. Dr. E. Williams, and Messrs. M. he was compelled, by that and other Phillips, R. Alliott, d. Kirkpatrick, and afflictive circumstances, to remove to a J. Whitehead. Under the ministry of Mr. less arduous field of usefulness at Holm. Shaw, attended with the divine blessing, firth, in Yorkshire, in the year 1779, the church and congregations have consiwhere he continued till his decease on derably increased. In 1808, a room for the 12th of January, 1801. At both a Sabbath school was erected, adjoining places he was highly respected, and bis to the meeting-house, and a new gallery labours were crowned with considerable in it. This school contains more than success. On the 230 September, 1779, 250 children. The school-room is also the Rev. THOMAS HALL was ordained used as an adult school. Connected with pastor over this church. He was a this congregation, and supplied from it zealous and good man; his conduct cor- with teachers, is a Sabbath school at responding with the glorious truths Lucote Gate, in the parish of West which he advocated; when he took Ha!lam, at a distance of a mile and a cbarge of the congregation, a debt re- half from Ilkeston, which did contain mained upon the meeting-house, for the 140 children, but has recently suffered liquidation of which he, at the request of a small diminution of numbers, occa. the people, undertook to visit London sioned by the opening of a Sunday school and collect money from the religious in the parish church. The itinerant lapublic there. The individual who sup- bours of Mr. Shaw in the neighbourplied his pulpit in his absence is con- hood of Ilkeston, and within 20 miles of sidered as having sowed the seeds of it, both in Derbyshire, and Nottingham. disaffection among his people, and shire, are considerable, and the congrealienated their affections from him to gations under his pastoral care contrisuch a degree, that a division ensued, bute largely to the Missionary, Bible, which issued in his voluntary withdraw- and other benevolent Societies.” ment from the place. He was succeeded The Greasley and Eastwood Bible Soon the 4th of June, 1788, by the Rev. W. ciety was chiefly raised by the instruENTWISTLE, a man of popular talents, mentality of Mr. Shaw, who has been under whose ministry, during the former one of its Secretaries from its commencepart of it, the congregations increased ment in 1813. It has circulated between much; a gallery was erected in the meet- three and four thousand copies of the ing-house at Ilkeston, and the old meet- Holy Scriptures. In 1815, the Com. ing-house at Moorgreen was taken down, mittee visited the whole parish of Iland an excellent one built of larger dié keston, from house to house, in order to pensions, with three galleries. Mr, aseertain the state of the inhabitants,

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