« ElőzőTovább »
prevent this speaking paper from telling any tales, do smother, stifle, and suppress it, when they go about committing any wickedness. Yet conscience, though buried for a time in silence, hath afterwards a resurrection, and discovers all, to their great shame and heavier punishment. Fuller.
We may wonder how men can find in their hearts to sin against God. . For we can find no one place in the whole world which is not marked with a signal character of his mercy to us. Which way can men look, and not have their eyes met with some remembrance of God's favours unto them? It is impossible for one to look any way, and to avoid the beholding of God's bounty. Ungrateful man! And, as there is no place, so there is no time for us to sin, without being at that instant beholden to him for continuing our existence. We owe to him that we are alive, even when we are re. belling against him.
The Same. All the enjoyment of the deceitful pleasures of sin can 'weigh nothing against the horror that a dying man's review of them will create, who not only sees himself upon the point of leaving them for ever, but of suffering for them as long. And, on the contrary, the thought of sinful pleasure given up for virtue, and religion's sake, will afford a dying man far greater pleasure than the enjoyment of them would ever have afforded him.
.Hon. Robert Boyle, I have now, at length, by the goodness of God, regained that measure of health which makes the doctor allow me to return to my usual course of life, so that, the physician having dismissed himself, nothing seems more suitable to my present condition than the advice of our Saviour to the paralytic man, to whom he gave recovery, and at the
Extracts from the Public Newspapers. 569 same time an admonition, which, if he obeyed, he found the more advantageous of the two-" Behold thou art made whole; sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."
The same. After recovering from sickness, I think we should be more watchful against falling back into sin, than into sickness, unless we would think that the greatest danger required the least care.
The same.; Whitė lies, (as they are called) always introduce others of a darker complexion. I have seldom known any one, who deserted truth in trifles, that could be trusted in matters of importance. The habit of lying, when once formed, is easily extended-like all habits, it spreads of itself.- Paley.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS, &c..
A Man killed by an Elephant. - On the 1st of November, a Coroner's Inquest was held on the body of Jolin Tiessen, the keeper of the Elephant at Exeter Change, who was killed by that immense animal. The principal witness was John Cottel, who deposed as follows:-“ I am one of the keepers of the beasts at Exeter Change. We went yesterday morning to the Elephant's den to clean it out. As nsual, I took the spear with me, to keep him in subjection; but the deceased told me to put the spear down, as the animal knew him well. I put it down, and the beast, after playing with it under his feet, took it up in his trunk, and waved it about several times. The deceased then struck him with the broom, and said, “Come round.” The beast turned quickly, and brushed the deceased with his right tusk on the breast, and pressed him against the bar of the den. The deceased fell immediately, and the Elephant stood trembling, as if conscious that he had done wrong. I ain quite certain that the occurrence was purely accidental. The Elephant was remarkably tame, and particularly fond of the deceased. I have been in the den, and cleaned it since the accident, and the animal was perfectly kind.” He was asked the weight of the beast, and he replied that he weighed four
tons and a half, and consumed from seven to nine hundred weight of food in a day, and about thirty-five pails of water, The jury returned a verdict, “That the decased came by his death accidentally."
Lately, a young man, named Logbotton, was detected in the act of stealing walnuts, at Parlington. In bis hurry to escape he fell from the tree, and was killed on the spot. This was on a Sunday Morning Post. · Until the year 1214, the Chief Magistrate of London was elected for life. The title of Lord, in addition to that of Mayor, was first granted by Richard tlie Second, to Walworth, who slew Wat Tyler, -The same. . Another of those melancholy accidents arising out of the careless habits of sporting gentlemen, bas just taken place at Higham, the seat of Francis Bentworth, Esq. near Ashby-dela-Zouch. As Mr. Hointrough was passing through the small gate that leads from the pleasure grounds into the wood walks, the trigger of his gun was struck by a projecting piece of the latch, and, shocking to relate, the contents lodged in his head. He expired before he could be taken back to the house. To add to the distress of this event, be had just been appointed to a lucrative situation in South America, and had not been married a week.
James Rowe, a driver of a stage-coach, was ordered to pay a fine of tuo pounds, and costs, for cruelty to his horses; and was committed to prison till the fine should be paid. Bowstreet Intelligence.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
We have received D. D.; I. P. A.; An Old Fellow; Clericus ; P.U.; Iota ;-The Schoolfellows; and “ Cottage Comforts." We have not bad time to go through these books; but we have read a considerable portion of “Cottage Comforts," and think it excellent.
INDEX TO VOLUME V.
--, IJ. Lord Claren-
don's Account of his Es-
20, 129, 169 cope after the Battle of
Worcester..372, 419, 450, 508
Chilbláins........189, 552, 560
- Instruction of, 187, 315
140, 252, 384, 522
Christians, Primitive...... 272
Churches, new............. 334
Church Service........... 316
Clement, St. ............ 51
Clifton National School.... 492
127 Climate of Eugland. ...... 74
Cough, how to prevent or cure 1444
by .................. 368 Cruelty to Animals. .. 239,
161, 180, 217, 275, 327,
395, 456, 496, 519, 538
Dehon, Bp. his good Mother
, on Ringing Fruit
on going to Church 425 Genesis 1, 117, 148, 193,285,
42 Gleaner................ 270
Gospel. ........... 525
, Holly.............. 469
Herefordshire Servant...... 377
History of England, Ques-
Hollow Tooth........... 513
Homily, on Charity...... 152
Horses, Kindness lo..... .90
Hunane Society......287, 379
Hymn so................ 322
, for Religion.......... 164
-; Charity...... 154
Mrs. Steel's ..... 311
Imperial, receipt for making 576
Increase of Mankind...... 295
Infant Schools............ 525
-, Lines addressed to 345
303, 304, 325, 470, 511, 512. ' Irish Industry............