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m m oroons "------------macocomerocorrenconoceremoonconocosmos... that affection, therefore, which subsisted “But now he is dead, wherefore shall in time, will not be perpetuated in eter- I fast, can'I bring him back again? I nity, between individuals ; for (as I have shall go to him, but he shall not redared to think) the spirits of the good, | turn to me,” (2 Sam. xii. 23.) 2. The will, at the dissolution of time, be assurance of Him, in whose mouth bound in an infinitely enlarged system was no guile, to the expiring culprit of reciprocal love, &c." Such an on the cross, to remove all suspicions opinion, I am persuaded, will, upon (if any were latent in the heart) as to his investigation, be as absolutely refuted, being the Son of God, the Saviour of as decidedly insisted upon.

the world. “Verily, I say unto thee, From that solemn moment, in which to-day shalt thou be with me in ParaI lost my ever-lamented father, I have dise." The tendency of these authocherished the hope of meeting him rities is too plain to need any comagain in heaven, and have derived ment from me; for if perception existfrom that hope the only possible con- ed not in futurity, why fly to it as solation for my inestimable loss. Many the last resource, when on the brink thousands, I am fully persuaded, under of the grave, (Loke xxiii. 43.) similar disasters have experienced. I have proved, by the lament of similar anticipations, and have found David, and by the expiring words of their minds tranquillized with the the Lamb of God, that between spirits pleasing expectation. It appears, there will be a recognition in futurity. however, according to T. R., that all And shall love, the finest essence of our hopes of finding mutual affection the soul, lapse into an insensate fecurenewed beyond the grave, are the lence above, when it shines with meeffect of prejudice; and consequently, ridian splendour in this degenerated being delusive and fallacious, they world? Shall the sweet affections of ought to be discarded. But if this the tender husband, and affectionate long-received opinion be erroneous, wife; the fond parent, and dutiful we have at least the satisfaction of child ; the reciprocities between relaknowing that it is something more tions and friends ; exist alone in this than a vulgar error. This will ap | vale of cares, and cease “ when we pear from the following lines, written have shuffled off this mortal coil” in by the late Bishop Lowth, one the those blissful realms, where sighs are death of his only daughter :

hushed, and pain is felt no more! « Mary, my cbild, my darling child, adieu;

No. When “ the great globe itself Flown each fond hope, each tender care with shall have dissolved away,” I rest you

affianced in the faith, that I shall reAdieu each hope, adieu each tender care,

cognize again as well my friends as Still heave my breast, still flow thou silent tear; For Mary's gone, my darling child's no more,

my parents, with ecstasy, in heaven. And each fond hope, each tender care, is o'er:

This invaluable gem, of more than In sighs my days, my restless nights in pain, Elysian glory, I shall treasure up with Must still roll on, till thee I find again,

a miser's care, as my passport through Till thee I view, in that long-wish'd-for place, the sorrows which attend this corrupt And clasp ecstatic, in a sweet embrace. Till then, my child, my darling child, adieu,

mortality, to that lovely country, Dead each fond hope, each tender care, with

with | where there is fulness of joy, and

pleasure for evermore. But as the mere rejection of T. R.'s

Your's, &c. M. opinion, might be considered at best

Peterborough. as nothing more than contradictory assertion, I beg leave to assign the

Answer to a Query. following reasons for my dissent.

If individual affection merges for MR. EDITOR. ever after death, all perception must SIR,-In column 374, of your Misceldie with it: and as these two can lany, there is a question by Adoloscenonly stand or fall together, the esta- ticlus, of Spalding, on breaches of blishing of the latter, must of course tender engagements : I therefore subbe the foundation of the former. The mit the following observations to his proofs of this assertion, I found on judgment. that bighest of all authorities-the It must, I think, be admitted, that Bible.

every human creature is made, and 1. The consolation of the mourning permitted by the Supreme Being, to Patriarch, for the loss of his son; 1 judge and think for himself, accord

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ing to the best of his ability. I would | sincerity, love him for it, and continue not, by this observation, be thought your affection; and by doing this. either to give to man an unlawful lati- there is no need of sacrificing your tude, or to sanction free-thinkers ; honesty or judgment. every Christian person must bind his | To despise others, because they judgment by the requirements of re- think not as yourself, would indeed velation.

be bigotry, and equally unsanctioned There are many things unimportant by Scripture and Reason. Liberality in themselves, in our holy religion, in should constitute one trait in the chawhich an individual may exercise his racter. Religion does not oblige you reasoning powers: hence, there will to impose your private sentiments on necessarily be a difference of opinion, any individual, or to be at variance arising from this very circumstance, with any one person, because of difthat the reasoning powers are em- ference in sentiment. ployed. A man also, in matters of Adoloscenticlus speaks of a change more serious moment, may differ from of religious sentiment:" I suppose he his neighbour or friend, and that, too, means, that where an attachment is conscientiously. A parent may differ made between parties holding the from his grown-up offspring ; brothers, same opinion, and one afterwards may also divide in their sentiments; a alters, does this justify a breach? sincere and conscientious friend may | According to my former observations vary from the individual who holds a and principles, he will perceive, that, place in his affections and esteem, in my opinion, it does not. and between whom very tender engagements are made. Now, revelation enjoins reciprocal love between parents and children, as well as brothers; it further enjoins love to all men, and the exercise of a more particular regard to our friends. Should, therefore, a mere difference of opinion, arising from sincerity of heart, annul these ties, so praiseworthy and desirable? Let your querist consider this, and form his conclusion accordingly.

Dr. Watts writes on the subject of love to men, as follows:-"I may very justly love a man, for whom, in the vulgar sense, I have no charity ; that is, such a one as I believe to be in a state of sin and death, and have no present hope of his salvation. How could holy parents fulfil their duties of affection to their wicked children? or pious children pay due respect to sinful parents? How could a believer fulfil the law of love to an

SHORT ACCOUNT OF HENRY JENKINS, unbelieving brother, or a dearer re

OF ELLERTON ON SWALE, YORK

SHIRE. lative, if we ought to admit of no love to persons that are in a state of The annexed engraving of this exenmity to God ?Thus says Dr. traordinary man, who lived to the Watts, concerning love to unbelievers. astonishing age of one hundred and At all events, therefore, variety in sixty-nine years, was taken from an judgment in believers, would not, and original painting done by Walker. ought not, to cause the breach of any | Henry Jenkins has nothing memotender engagement, of what kind $o- rable in his life, to recommend him to ever, between them. I must, however, public notice, but his great age, his state, that tender attachment is not poverty, and retentive memory. As to prevail over religious opinion. This age exceeded that of Old Parr by only lay it down as a principle, that sixteen years, there was a time when both may subsist together. Give the his name excited much attention. object of your esteem credit for his | Among the instances of longevity,

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which are given in our Chronologies to wade in the streams: his diet was and Cyclopædias, Henry Jenkins is coarse and sour, but towards the latter generally introduced to grace the list. end of his days he begged up and In the Philosophical Transactions, down. He hath sworn in Chancery, number 221, we have an account of and other courts, to above 140 years his death, which is said to have taken memory, and was often at the assizes place on the 8th of December, 1670. at York, where he generally went on The following particulars of this won-foot; and I have heard some of the derful man were drawn up by Mrs. country gentlemen affirm, that he freAnne Saville, to whom Henry Jen- quently swam in the rivers after he kins was personally known.

was past the age of 100 years. " When I came first to live at Bolo “In the king's remembrancer's office ton, (says this lady) I was told several in the exchequer, is a record of a particulars of the great age of Henry deposition in a cause by English bill, Jenkins, but I believed little of the between Anthony Clark and Smirkstory for many years, till one day he son, taken 1665, at Kettering, in coming to beg an alms, I desired him Yorkshire, where Henry Jenkins, of to tell me truly how old he was. He Ellerton upon Swale, labourer, aged paused a little, and then said, that to 157 years, was produced, and deposed the best of his remembrance, he was as a witness.” about 162 or 3. I then asked what To preserve the name and age of kings he remembered ? He said, Henry this venerable man, the following the Eighth. I asked what public epitaph was engraven on a monument thing he could longest remember? He erected to his memory, by subscripsaid Flowden Field. I asked whether tion, at Bolton, in Yorkshire. the king was there? He said no, he

Blush not, marble, was in France, and the Earl of Surry

To rescue from oblivion was general. I asked him how old he

The memory of might be then? He said, I believe I

Henry Jenkins, might be between 10 and 12; for, says

A person obscure in birth, he, I was sent to Northallerton with a

But of a life truly memorable :

For horse load of arrows, but they sent a

He was enriched bigger boy from thence to the army

With the goods of nature, with them. All this agreed with the

If not of fortune, history at that time, for bows and

And happy,

In the duration, arrows were then used ; the earl he

If not variety, named was general, and king Henry

Of his enjoyments : the Eighth was then at Tournay. It

And is observable, that Jenkins could nei

Tho' the partial world ther write nor read. There were also

Despised and disregarded four or five in the same 'parish, that

His low and humble state,

The equal eye of Providence were reputed all of them to be 100

Beheld and blessed it years old, or within two or three years / With a Patriarch's health and length of days ; of it, and they all said he was an

To teach mistaken man, elderly man, ever since they knew

These blessings are entailed on temperance, him, for he was born in another pa

A life of labour, and a mind at ease.

He lived to the amazing age of rish, and before any registers were in churches, as it is said. He told me Was interr'd here December – then too, that he was butler to the

1670, lord Conyers, and remembered the And had this justice done to his memory,

1743. Abbot of Fountains Abbey very well, before the dissolution of the monasteries. Henry Jenkins departed this life Dec. 1670, at Ellerton upon Swale,

OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL AND DEin Yorkshire.

SCRIPTIVE RESPECTING LIVERPOOL. 6. The battle of Flowden Field was . (Continued from col. 343.) fought Sept. 9, 1513, and he was. The charitable institutions in this about 12 years old, when Flowden large and populous town, correspond Field was fought. So that this Henry | with the vast extent of its commerce: Jenkins lived 169 years, viz. 16 longer the wealth of its merchants, and the than old Parr. In the last century of liberal spirit of its inhabitants. his life he was a fisherman, and used! So early as 1745, a design was

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formed of establishing a Public Infir- | The principles on which the Infirmary. This was no sooner made mary was established, and on which known, than a subscription was en- the institution has ever since been tered into by the principal inhabitants conducted, are of the most humane of Liverpool, and some neighbouring and liberal character. Its doors are gentlemen, for carrying their design open to all proper objects in the town into execution. The corporation co- of Liverpool, without any distinction; operating in this benevolent under and it also receives all whom sickness taking, gave a field for the purpose, for or misfortune may lead to apply for a term of 999 years. This field then assistance, of every nation, if recomlay on the eastern extremity of the mended by a subscriber, and their town, but from the increase of build-cases come within the design of the ings which have since taken place, it charity ; and in cases of sudden accihas been completely enveloped by sur. dent or emergency, they dispense rounding habitations. The Infirmary with the punctilios of recommendawas begun on the same year, but it tion. was not finished until the end of 1748, But this Infirmary will soon be and in 1749 it was opened for the ad-abandoned and demolished. A new mission of patients.

one is now erecting contiguous to The edifice, which extends 120 Brownlow-street, on one of the most yards in front, facing Shaw's-Brow, open, airy, and elevated situations in and 190 yards in depth, is of brick, the town. When this shall be finishornamented with stone. Its situation ed, it is in contemplation to open a was elevated, open, and healthy, when new street from Dale-street to the old erected, but the buildings with which | Haymarket, and thence through the it has been since encircled, have ren-site of the present Infirmary to Londered it more confined. The princi. don Road. pal building has three stories, con- The Dispensary, is another charisisting of large wards for the accom table institution, from which the dismodation of patients, with other ne- tressed, in seasons of sickness, have cessary apartments. It is connected derived incalculable benefit. The with two wings, by handsome colon- building appropriated to this charity, nades. In front, it has a large area is neat and commodious. It is formed enclosed with an iron gate and railing; of brick, has a circular portico, and and behind, is an extensive garden is situated in Church-street. The which furnishes the patients with es-persons relieved are such as are reculent and physical plants. This gar- commended by the magistrates,clergy, den has lately been curtailed in its churchwardens, parish committee, or dimensions, for the purpose of en- any subscriber. The subscribers are larging the New Haymarket, which is 400 in number, and their annual conjust without its wall. The out-pa-tributions amount to about £500. The tients are at all times numerous, but, parish also pays 300 guineas anindependently of these, about 1500 nually, and it derives assistance from persons are annually received into several societies, and frequent benethe house.

factions and legacies. The two wings of this building now | This charity is under the direction form what is called The Seaman's Hos- of a president, two auditors, and pital. This charity, which was in- seven physicians ; together with three stituted in the year 1747, and carried surgeons, and one apothecary who into execution five years afterwards, officiates as secretary. Two physiis intended for the maintenance of cians attend every day. The sick decayed seamen belonging to the port poor who cannot attend at the Dispenof Liverpool, together with their wi- sary, are regularly visited at their dows and children. It is supported dwellings. Since the institution was by the monthly allowance of sixpence, opened in August, 1778, to the end which every seaman sailing from the of December, 1819, the total number port, is obliged by Act of Parliament, of those who had been benefited, to pay out of his wayes. The sea- amounted to 539,253, among whom man's hospital pays a rent of £20 per were cases of almost every descripannum to the trustees of the Infirmary. tion that can be included in the black The money expended in erecting the catalogue of human maladies. wings amounted to £1500.

A School of Industry for the Indi

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gent Blind, was established in Liver- | rality for which Liverpool has long pool, in the year 1791 ; since which been rendered conspicuous, the pretime, experience has proved that these sent building was undertaken, and the unfortunate branches of human so- design completed in 1726. A few ciety, although deprived of sight, are years since, a considerable addition capable of receiving instruction in was made to the original edifice, which many useful employments, through has rendered it nearly double its oriwhich they may be taught to support ginal dimensions. The building is of themselves with credit and respecta- brick, ornamented with stone, and bility. This building stands at the has its front in School-Lane. The corner where Duncan-street enters number of children wholly supported London-Road. It is characterized by by this charity is 236, of whom 170 are neatness and simplicity, and is better boys, and 66 girls. The boys are adapted to answer the purposes of taught reading, writing, and arithmeutility, than to display a magnificent tic, and those intended for the sea exterior.

are instructed in navigation. The The principal occupations of the girls are taught reading, writing, sewpupils are as follows:---spinning, ing, spinning, and housewifery. None hamper and basket making, the plait are admitted under eight years of age, ing of sash-line, the weaving of worst- and they are apprenticed at fourteen. ed rugs for hearths, carriages, and The annual expenditure amounts to doors, of linen and of floor cloth and about £3000. At different times it sacking, the making of sacks, and has received several handsome donalist shoes, the manufacturing of twine, tions, but at present it is rather in packthread, log lines, clothes lines, arrear. and fish lines, of stair carpeting, and The House of Industry, stands on an of foot bears, points and gaskets elevated spot near the top of Brownfrom old ropes, and the learning of low-Hill, which it faces. It is a handmusic. In this last department, the some building, and is every way committee has principally aimed to adapted to the purposes for which it qualify the pupils for the office of was erected. The principal buildorganists; and since the attempt has ing consists of four stories. It has a been made, forty-one have been ren- large hall, 90 feet long, and 24 wide, dered fully competent to such appoint- capable, with three ranges of tables, ments. The number of blind persons of dining 400 persons. The rooms admitted into this institution since its above are for spinning, and other commencement in 1791, is 551, of kinds of work. Somewhat detached whom 105 only belong to Liverpool. from this building, are two large To the moral and religious conduct of wings, each consisting of three coverthe pupils, strict attention is paid, and ed ways, leading to twenty-four aparttheir health is made an object of espe- ments, each of which having three cial care. The state of their eyes is rooms, will conveniently hold eight attentively examined by the medical persons. A high brick wall encloses committee, but no operation is per- the whole, with the exception of the formed unless the patient and friends front, before which is a range of iron concur in the measure.

palisades. The whole was erected at The Blue-coat Hospital, or School, I an expense of about £8000. was instituted in the year 1709, and The House of Recovery, or, as it is it is one of the oldest charities in generally denominated, the FeverW urd, Liverpool. At first a small building stands a little to the eastward of the was erected, in which forty boys and House of Industry. This is entirely ten girls were provided with clothes detached from every other building, and instruction, but their board and It is large and commodious; and lodgings devolved on their parents being built of stone, has a very reand friends. In this state things con- spectable appearance. This edifice tinued, until the year 1714, when the is intended for the reception of pertreasurer, Henry Blundell, Esq. sug- sons afflicted with fevers, which tregested the idea of a more ample build

of a more ample build-, quently prove fatal to individuals in ing, in which the children might be confined and unhealthy situations, accommodated altogether, and fur- and infectious to the neighbourhood. nished with every necessary. This | In this house, which stands on an eleplan being patronized with that libe- / vated spot, every attention is pald L

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