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On the Establishment of the Independence of the Seven Ionian Islands

under the Auspices and Protection of Great Britain.

GENIUS of ancient Greece sublime !

Who, flying from barbarian rage,
Took'st refuge in a distant clime,

Where thou hast dwelt from age to age !

Exult! since Liberty once more

Returns to bless thy native Isles !
Whose sons no longer shall deplore

The loss of her auspicious smiles !

That Land, by Classic Bards oft nam'd,

Where great Ulysses held his reign,
Fair Ithaca! for cattle fam'd,

Shall boast her herds and flocks again.

Cythera too, so call'd of old,

To lovely Venus once most dear,
Again, with rapture shall behold

Her fav'rite Goddess smiling there !

Nor less, those other Isles renown'd

For Heroes and for Bards divine,
Again shall be with Commerce crown'd;

Again in Arts and Learning shine!
Genius of Greece! thy wrongs, thy grief

BRITANNIA saw, and long'd to end ;
And, having brought thee sweet relief,

For ever will thy Isles defend !

Dec. 22, 1815. At an Half-yearly General Court of the Governors of the

Hospital for the Small-Pox, for Inoculation, and for VacciNATION, at Pancras.

The Physician of the Hospital having reported to the Court, that several poor Persons afflicted with the Natural Small-Pox, and lately admitted into this Hospital, might have received much earlier assistance, but for an erroneous opinion that such an Establishment no longer existed ;

It was Resolved, That a Circular Letter be addressed to the Ministers of the several Parishes of this Metropolis and its Neighbourhood, requesting that they would have the goodness to acquaint their Churchwardens and Overseers, for the Benefit of their Poor, that Patients for the casual Disease, and for Inoculation, are daily received as usual, and that OutPatients are likewise daily Vaccinated there; and that any requisite Information may be had on application to the resident Surgeon.

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The mind which has been accustomed, for a long series of years, to contemplate one object principally, acquires a tone, assumes a character, encourages hopes alternately succeeded by fears, as the influence of that object is extended or contracted, is elevated or depressed. It is not till it disappears altogether from the moral horizon, that the mental powers become sufficiently composed to take a calm retrospective view of the past, and to look with complacency to the future. This, for too long a time, has been precisely our condition with respect to the Pea riodical Addresses, which it is alike our duty and our pleasure to present to our Readers; our principal attention has unavoidably been attracted towards one vast blazing meteor, the influence of which has been more or less seriously felt in every Region, in every Government of whatever denomination, in all ranks of all Society, in Morals, in Manners, in Literature, and in General Science.

Among the proud and raunting documents, which he to whom we allude, from time to time exhibited to the crouching and servile herds of his myrmidons and slaves, one, as is well known, commenced with the remarkable words, “ Moscow is no more.” Thankful ought we to feel ourselves, and thankful, indeed, we are, that, with far greater pro. priety as well as truth, we may now exclaim in the emphatic words of the Prophet:

“ How hath the oppressor ceased! The golden city ceased.

He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

The whole earth is at rest and is quiet.

How art thou fallen, Lucifer, Son of the Morning; how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nation.”

It would be easy to pursue this grateful theme much further, but we scorn the language of triumphant exultation, nor indeed does there exist any provocation for indulging it. Recent facts must have made an impression never to be forgotten; and the present relative conditions of Britain and of Europe, supersede all necessity of expatiating on the subject of our triumphs and victories, and leave us in the security of leisure to contemplate the smiling and auspicious Band with which Peace is again re-assembling

Pax, optima rerum
Quas homini novisse datum est, pax una triumphis
Innumeris potior. Pax custodire salutem
Et cives æquare potens.

When

When our wishes, our studies, our labours, our talents, are continually occupied in the attempt to multiply knowledge and diffuse science in all its branches, it becomes more and more difficult to communicate these predominating feelings in terms of suffieient novelty to excite curiosity and interest - we must, therefore, content ourselves with assuring our numerous Friends and Readers, that we shall ever be on the alert to place before them, as comprehensively as we can, whatever discoveries in Philosophy, or improvements in Learning, may promise to promote the real advantages of Society, or expand and adorn the human mind. — Our valuable Correspondents justify us in making this declaration, for the truth of which it is only necessary to appeal to our last labours, where may be found,

under the sanction of illustrious names, every path explored to the Temple of Knowledge. The old and the experienced, the young and the gay, the philosopher, the divine, the scholar, and the poet, may each and all find matter of information and amusement, of intellectual exercise and of mental repose. May these and similar subjects, for the future, occupy the whole of our pages! May we never again be called upon to record scenes of carnage and sanguinary triumphs ! May no new Sesostris arise to sacrifice, at the shrine of his mad ambition, the tranquillity of an agitated world !

They whose employment it will be hereafter to record the transactions of the last twenty years, for the benefit and instruction of future generations, are invited carefully and impartially to examine such documents as they will find interspersed in our Volumes. — To these we boldly appeal in testimony of the part which we have uniformly and consistently acted, in the disorganizing confusion of passing events. - Vietory has never intoxicated, nor misfortune depressed us; we invariably reflected on the past with complacency, and looked forward to the future with hope ; we have never pleaded in any other cause, nor advocated any other maxims, than those which had for their ultimate object, Security, Independence, and the unbiassed and uncontrouled avocations of Learning This has been our creed, and such has been our conduct. In such sentiments and principles SylvanUS URBAN and his assistants have lived - in such they mean to die.

Sperat infestis, metuit secundis
Alteram fortunam, bene preparatum
Pectus. —

LIST OF PLATE S.

Arches, Specimens of, from English Ca.

thedrals, 305.
Clapham Old Church, 489.
Doningion Park Hail, 209.
Kingston Deverill Church, Wilts, 393.
Lettsom, Dr. John Coakley, house in

which he was born, 577. Loders Church, Dorset, 497. Mugliabecchi, Portrait of, 297.

Miller, Philip, Monument to, 409.
Sawston Church, co. Cambridge, Monu:

mental Slab in, 97.
Selby Abbey Church, View of, 105.-Sin-

gular Pier in, ibid.
Caen, Normandy, Abbey Church of,

Frontispiece.
Westminster, Old Dormitory, &c. at,

and Remains of part of the Crypt, 201.

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LONDON GAZETTE

Cornw.-Covent

GENERAL EVENING

Comb.2-Donca

M.Post-M.Herald

Derb.--Dorche

Morning Chronic.

Durham — Ess

Times-M. Advert.

Exeter 2, Glou

P.Ledger&-Oracle

Halifax-Hanc

Brit, Press—Day

Hereford, Hul

St. James's Chron.

Huntingdon

Sun-Even. Mail

Ipswich 1, Ken

Star-Traveller

Lancast.-Leices

Pilot--Statesman

Leeds2, Liverp

Packet-Lond.Chr.

Maidst. Manch

Albion--C. Chron.

Newc.3.-Notts

Courier-Globe

Northampton

Eng. Chron.--Ing.

Norfolk, Norwi

Cour d'Angleterre

N.Wales Oxford

Cour. de Londres

Portsea-Potte

150therWeekly P.

Hem Preston--Plym

17 Sunday Papers

Reading -Salis

Hue & Cry Police

Salop-Sheffiel

Lit. Adv. monthly

Sherborne, Suss

Bath 3—Bristol 5

Shrewsbury

Berwick-Boston

Staff.-Stamf.

Birmingham 4

Taunton-Tynd

Blackb. Brighton

Wakefi.-Ware

J

Bury St. Edmund's

Worc. 2-YORK

Camb.-Chath.

IRELAND 37

Carli. 2--Chester 2

CONTAINING SCOTLAND 24

Chelms. Cambria.

Jersey 2. Guern.

INDEX INDICATORIUS.-Meteorological Diary 2 Review of New Publications, viz.

miscellaneous correspondence, &c. Dr.Valpy's Sermons on Public Occasions...,

Select Inscriptions for Rural Retreats........ 3 Mr. Archdeacon Pott's Primary Charge......

Faults in Translations of Holy Scripture...ibid. "Church in Danger:" by Rev. R. Yates....5

Sanctimoniousness. - Dr. Priestley.-Unitarians 4 | Dr. H. Marsh's Sermon on 25th October.....5

Bp. St, David's Protest against Unitarianism 5 Chemical Essays.-The Rejected Pictures; &c.

Dr. Uvedale, the Botanist.—The Monument 6 Dibdin's Bibliotheca Spenceriana, vol. IV. 4

Dr. G. H. Rooke? - Life of Melancthon?”.. 8 Jeremy's Law of Carriers, Innkeepers, &c.

Old Dramas ?-The Rev. Fras. Leighton.. ibid. Fair Isabel of Cotehele, a Cornish Romance i

Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity at Caen... 9 Metrical Remarks on Modern Castles, &c. .

Strictures on the Rev. Mr. Eyton's Sermons ib. Practical Observations on Telescopes

History of the antient Family of Lawrence..13 The School Orator.—Bourn's Gazetteer......

A brief Sketch of the Swiss History.......... 17 Review of New Musical PUBLICATIONS

Ranelagh.-Recreation of Youth important 20 LITERARY INTELLIGence.

Accumulation of Soil.-Moss in Agales......21 Select Poetry for July, 1815 .........62–

Mr. Andrews in Vindication of the Jesuits...22

Historical Thronicle.

Epitaphs on Mr. Close and Mr. Parkhurst...24 Proceedings in late Session of Parliament...

Topographical Description of Sawston .......25 Interesting Intelligence from Lond. Gazettes

Mr. Pearson on the Art of staining Glass.... 28 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurrences...

Character of the Rev. John Williamson......30 Country News 77.- Domestic Occurrences

Principles of the Bible Society vindicated...32 Gazette Promotions, Eccles. Preferments...

Remarks on the Laws relative to the Clergy 34 Births, and Marriages of eminent Persons...

Unitarians.—Bp. Burgess and Mr. Belsham 36 Memoir of John Eardley-Wilmot, Esq......

Corrections for Beauties of England & Wales 37 Obituary, with Anec. of remarkable Persons

Emioent Architects ?-Yeast.–Vegetation 38 Bill of Mortality.-- Prices of Markets, &c.

Cloathing Society.—Poison.-Hydrophobia 40 Canal, &c. Shares.- Prices of Stocks.......

Embellished with a beautiful Perspective View of the West Front of the Abbey CHURCH O

the HOLY TRINITY at Caen, in Normandy; and with a curious Monumental Brass

at Sawston, in Cambridgeshire.

INDEX INDICATORIUS.

Spenser, in his “ Faery Queen,” men. King's Bench bas decided that where a: tions The Egyptian Phao. Is this the Stamp was higher than the proper value, Ægyptian Phtha, or elementary principle it was equally invalid as if it had been of Fire, which, by the way, was no im- lower.” LERUs begs to be informed by some proper mistress for the philosopher Pto. of our Legal Correspondeuts, whether the lomy? If not, who else? Whence did Noble Earl's assertion is correct with reSpenser borrow the tale ? H.H. L. &M.D.

spect to Stamps upon Law Proceedings, Beaumont aud Fletcher, in Knight of such as Deeds and Conveyances; and the Burpt Pest. Act iv. Sc, 1. say: Cit. whether a Law has not been enacted to Why so, Sir, go fetch me bim then, and render a Deed valid, where a higher Stamp let the Sophy of Persia come and christen has been used than that strictly required? him a Child. Boy. Believe me, Sir, that Supposing Lord Stanhope to be right, wbat will not do so well, 'tis stale, it has been remedy can be applied in a recent case, had before at the Red Bull.”—This diffi- where a Stamp above the proper value bas. cult passage is passed over in silence-by been used ? Commentators. I would ask, Is it not a “ Epistles, 2 volumes; each volume Aling at Shakspeare's Henry VIII. Chris. containing two Decads, by Joseph Hall. tening scene? Beaumont and Fletcher London, printed by A. H. for Eleazar Edwere capable of seeing the ridiculous in gar and Samuel Macbam,” 1608,” 12mo. Sbakspeare, as is abundantly evident from This is a production of the learned and many passages in this play. Si quid novisti eloquent Bishop of Norwich, and Tectius, &c.

ceedingly rare. Is it reprinted in any of E. J. C. iuquires whether there be or be the late editions of the works of this pious not such a wame as Napoleon, and whe- Prelate ?

Pisley Thompson. ther it be not a mere invention of the de. “The Psalnes of David truly opened posed Corsican, and a substitutiou (as and explained by Parapbrasis, translated many have supposed) for the name of from the Latin of Theodore Beza, by AnNicholas. - Did any other person ever thonie Gilbie. Printed by Henry Denbam, have this name, and has it been known at the sign the Star, 1581," in 18mo. beyond the limits of Corsica? In the My copy of this book is an exceeding fine French Caleodars it has been foisted into one; I have never seen it noticed in any the Catalogue of Saints. This however catalogue. Pray who was Gilbie the transproves no more than that such was the lator and is the book of very rare ocwill of Buonaparte.

currence ?

PISHEY THOMPsox. The following has been reported as part of the Speech of Earl Stanhope opon a With our next Number will be given a notion for the committal of the Law Pro- beautiful View of S£ley ABBEY, Yorkshire, ceedings Stamps Bill. “The Court of from a drawing by Mr. J. C. BUCKLEA.

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METEOROLOGICAL Table for July, 1815. By W. CARY, Strand. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.

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