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553 Death of Mr. Thomas Treffry.- Poetry.
554 ment and balustrade, from which rises
“Truro, April 23, 1821. the steeple, which is in a very good
6 MR. EDITOR. taste; the tower of which is orna- “SIR,-I am sorry to inform you, that mented at the angles with cherubim, this morning I bad the painful opporat the top with vases, and at the sides tunity of attending the funeral of that with pilasters of the Ionic order. learned and amiable young man, Mr. Over this is a circular gallery, from Thomas Treffry, who is called, in the within which, the steeple rises, in a Imperial Magazine, “ The Moralizer.” round form, ornamented with com- He is the eldest son of the Rev. Mr. posite pillars, and bearing vases. R. Treffry, of the Methodist connecHere the upper gradation takes place, tion, superintendent preacher of the which has oval perforations, and is Truro circuit. crowned at the subend with an urn. “ A few months ago, the Rev. Mr.
Over the stairs at the north-east Hart, Independent minister, who kept corner of the church is a large paint- a classical school at Falmouth, removing, which was removed from the old ing from that town to another, Mr. church, being the picture of King Thomas Treffry became his successor; Charles the First, in his royal robes, and, no doubt, he was perfectly comat his devotions, with his right hand petent to his arduous task. Prior to on his breast, and his left holding a this, he had become acquainted with crown of thorns. The pious monarch the Rev. C. Cardew, D.D. of the pahas an open book before him, in rish of St. Erme in Cornwall. By which is written In verbo tuo spes mea.
this learned church minister he was Among the monuments in this church highly recommended, as possessing is one to the memory of Sir Paul much classical knowledge, and as being Pinder, knight, one to that of the Rev. every way qualified for his undertakDr. Grigman, another to that of Dr. ing. He was a most agreeable young Conybear, and one to J. G. Rose. In man; unaffected in his manners, and April 1815, the Rev. William Cony- of an amiable disposition. By all to bear, D. D. rector, died, and was suc- whom he was known, he was highly ceeded by the Right Rev. Dr. Mant, esteemed and respected. This valunow Lord Bishop of Killala. In Ja- able youth was seized with an inflamnuary 1821, the church underwent a mation in his bowels; and in a very thorough repair; the lights were pla- few days it pleased the great Author ced in the ceiling, and the building of our existence to take him from time was lighted with gas. The present into eternity, before he arrived at the rector is the Rev. C. J. Blomfield, age of nineteen. D.D.F.R. S.
“ But in the midst of their afflictions, Among the Charities in this parish, it affords one great consolation both the following are very beneficial: to his parents and friends, to reflect the Charity Schools ;-the National that he was brought to the knowledge Schools ;-the Benevolent Society ;
of the truth as it is in Jesus Christ, the Bible Association ;--the Tract So- and was therefore prepared for the ciety ;-and, the Association for the awful event which has taken place. Poor.
We need not entertain a doubt that he is safely admitted into eternal glory.
“ I am, Sir, your's, &c. DEATH OF MR. THOMAS TREFFRY, OF
* J. STEPHENS." FALMOUTH, CORNWALL. We have lately received an account
Poetry. of the death of this intelligent young
ADDRESS man, to whose pen the Imperial Ma- Composed by a Teacher, and spoken by a Boy gazine is indebted for eight admirable of Orange-street Sunday School, London, at Essays, entitled, The Moralizer. In an annual public examination. these compositions, learning, taste, and talents, are so happily combined, so much, kind Friends ! indebted as we are that a perusal of them will form his To your benevolence and christian care, best literary eulogium. From
a letter it well becomes us to attend the Word, which announced this melancholy in- That word directs--"Give honour where it's
With which you wish our mem'ry to be stord. we lay before our readers
due;": the following extract. —
And, thus instructed, bids us honour you. No, 28.-VOL. III.
TO THE FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTION.
For poor, untator'd, erring Children find Awhile it linger'd; but at last
and soothe our woe; To mingle with the crumbling clay. And, altho' gratitude should chiefly lift
Hear'st thou that sorrowful lament? Our hearts to God the AUTHOR of each gift,
It comes from yonder drooping flow'r, Your claims upon our thanks by far outweigh
Round which the wither'd flow'ret bent The utmost limit of our pow'r to pay.
Her circling arms, as round her pow'r. But, your reward, see, tributary lie, In yonder grateful Mother's glist’ning eye ;
His leaves are wet with sorrow's dew; Or hear it in the praise that Father sends,
His blossoms how they mournful hang! Mingled with blessings on his Children's To earthly bliss he cries, Adieu ;" Friends!
And thus relieves his bosom’s pang :-
Together fast as soil can bind,
Be parted, and asander torn, Of their abundance for the Saviour's sake,
And the poor widow'd plant not mourn? Shall hear Him say, and all His Hosts agree, “In giving unto these, ye gave to me.
“ When in youth's bloom and beauty's pride, Come to your heav'nly Father's waiting breast, To cheer my weary loneliness,
She first was planted by my side,
What could have added to my bliss ?
“ 'Twas heav'n that gave ; but, ah! how soon Where sighs and sorrows shall for ever flee, Heav'n took again the precious boon! And doubt and disappointment cannot be,
How soon the giver claim'd his own,
But sorrow shall not wring my heart,
• There spring eternal smiles serene, To live depending on a faithful Lord!
Nor e'er withdraw their kindly ray,
And blast and blight are driv'n away.
That sweetly warble as they go;
The killing worm, or wintry roar,
J. M. G Be all the Comforts your's that page affords, And all the praise and glory be the Lord's!
DENLY AT THE EARLY AGE OF 17 YEARS. ON THE DEATH OF MRS. ANNA W-M,
Nipt in the verpal bud of blooming youth, Which took place at W, on Feb. 23, 1821.
Here much-lov'd **** peaceful rests his head.
With constant step he trod the paths of truth, Each swift revolving year that flies,
Nor shunn'd to follow where fair Science led. Each month, each day, that fills our span, Rent are the tenderest ties affection spun, But says, “ There is beneath the skies
Parental hearts with anguish mourn bis doom; “ No lasting happiness for man.”
Kindred regret his course so early run, Inquirest thou whose lifeless head
And friendship’s sacred sorrow bathes his Reclines beneath the gloomy pall?
tomb. For whom so many tears are shed, For whom so many tear-drops fall ?
Stranger! perhaps to thee life's soene appears,
Drawn by delusive hope, replete with bliss, Ha! it is one tho' spring had fled
Thy nerves with youth invigor'd : Read his Yet summer still was bright and young ;
years, Disease soon bow'd ber blooming head
And know life's brightest prospects all were With’ring the lovely flow'ret hung,
"SWEET comfort, the balm of the mind,” No pleasures of earth can impart ; Thence seeking we never shall find, For comfort proceeds from the heart. When happiness dwells in the breast, And the soul's blessed sunshine is clear, And conscience is calmly at rest, Then comfort, sweet comfort, is there. And this ev'ry one may obtain, To this we're invited to come, 'Tis folly to rest then in pain, Since comfort's so easily won. This gift then so truly divine, Our Saviour bequeath'd to us all, Who on his sweet promise recline, That none of his people shall fall. 'Tis this that gives peace to the soul, The thought that our sins are forgiv'n; 'Tis this that will anguish control,The thought, that there's comfort in heay’n.
LINES Inscribed on the Monument of KIRKE White,
erected by Mr. Boote, an American, in AU Saints' Church, Cambridge; written by Mr. Smyth, Professor of Modern History in the
University.* WARM with fond hope and learning's sacred
LINES On the Death of a Young Lady. I saw a beauteous Lily grow, The garden's blushing pride ;I saw a tempest overthrow, It faded, droop’d, and died. I saw a nymph most passing fair, She seem'd securely blest, Till sorrow dark'd her brow, and care Her tender frame opprest. I saw the blast of sickness blow, She hung her drooping head, And, wan with griet, and pierc'd by woe, She fell among the dead. Death is a common debt we owe, From which there's none exempt; But he's been conquer'd, and we know His venom'd sting is spent. Here Hope comes in, and fall assur'd O'er death a victory shows; The faded lily has procur'd A name above the rose. Fair maid! thy mortal charms no more Shall catch the human eye ; But yet thy beauties are not o'er, They live beyond the sky. Above the lily thou shalt claim A far more beauteous bloom, And sweeter fragrance too obtain, In scenes beyond the tomb.
flame, To Granta's bowers the youthful poet came; Unconquer'd pow'rs th' immortal mind dis
play'd, But worn with anxious thought the frame de
cay'd. Pale o'er his lamp, and in his cell retird, The martyr student faded and expir’d. O genius, taste, and piety sincere, Too early lost ’midst duties too severe! Foremost to mourn was generous SOUTHEY
seen; He told the tale, and shew'd what White had
been : Nor told in vain ;--far o'er the Atlantic wave, A wanderer came, and sought the poet's grave. On yon low stone he saw his lonely name, And rais'd this fond memorial to his fame.
* The monument is of white marble, and exhibits a striking portrait of Mr. White, within a medallion executed in bas-relief. The sculptor was Chantrey.
PARTING TO MEET AGAIN. MARY, farewell! I now must say farewell 'Tis death appears ;-he calls my soul away; But 'tis to call me from an earthly cell To the bright mansions of eternal day. Ah! fare thee well-but oh abate those tears Let not those streaming bursts of sorrow flowJesus, my Lord, in yonder skies appears ; He comes to take me from this vale of woe. A few short years perhaps may roll away, Ere thou art call'd to leave this earthly spot, And then thy spirit will no longer stay, But rise triumphant to thy heav'nly lot. Then will thy ord congratulate thee there, And land thee safe on Canaan's happy shore ; Then shall we meet where endless pleasures
are, And when we meet, 'twill be to part no more. But whilst thou stay’st within this earthly
sphere, May heav'n protect and guide thy wand'ring
feet, Till thou shalt reach those blissful mansions,
where Thy joy and happiness will be complete. Let not my death, as thou hast sometimes said, Make thee retire, of solitude the prey, In sorrow mourning thy companion fled, But let thy thoughts to heav'n direct their way. Then I shall see thy face in smiles again,In smiles more sweet and lovely than before, And on thy face they ever will remain, And ne'er surrender to dejection more. Leicester, 1821.
559 Animal Sociability.--Anecdote.-Catholic Emancipation. 560 Animal Sociability.
does the animosity originate? An
answer to these inquiries by some of MR. EDITOR.
your able correspondents, will very SIR,- In the first volume of your ex- much oblige your constant reader, cellent and entertaining Miscellany,
NEANIAS. col. 575, is an article, entitled, “ Instinctive Animosity of Animals doubtful.” Meeting lately with a similar ANECDOTE OF A celebRATED instance, I have been induced to send it for insertion. On visiting a friend lately, he ob- mate friends in a dangerous con
The Doctor, attending one of his intiserved, that he had a wonderful family plaint, declared, in a strain of unusual of rather opposite characters, dwelling generosity for bim, that he would not together, which he shewed me; this touch a fee. The patient insisted was a female cat, and four young rab- that he should be paid; but the bits, which she was suckling with her Doctor was positive in his refusal
. own kitten. It appears from the ac- At length, when the cure was performcount which he gave me, that the cat, ed, and the Doctor was about to take a few days before, had four kittens. his final leave, the patient addressed About the same time, a rabbit, that he him as follows: Sir, in this purse had in the house, brought forth four I have put every day's fee, nor must young ones also; but the mother dy- your goodness get the better of my ing, they were induced to try to rear the young ones, by giving them milk, on the purse, counted the number of
gratitude.” The Doctor fixed his eye &c. They, however, found, in the days in a minute, and then, holding course of a day or two, that they refused to take any food, in consequence I can hold out no longer. Singly, I
out his hand, made this reply, “ Well of which, my friend drowned three of could have refused them for twelve the kittens, and put the young rabbits months; but all together they become to the cat, which immediately began irresistible.” to lick, and invite them to suck, which, to bis astonishment, they did. They are at present very well, and bid Catholic Emancipation. fair to make fine rabbits. The cat which has thus acted the part of a
Mr. Editor. parent, caresses them, and appears Sir, If you think the following revery fond of them; and they run about the room with the old cat and marks on Popery worthy of a place in her kitten, and amuse the family with your Magazine, their insertion will their gambols ; nor has she shown the oblige a subscriber of Macclesfield. least animosity, but suffers them to March 12th, 1821. jump upon her back, and practise a As an individual, I conceive that it thousand playful tricks, to the no would not be sound policy in our small astonishment of my friend and government to grant the Catholics his visitors!
their claims, until they are first emanI must confess, that I have been at cipated from their Priests. a loss to account for the circumstance; can we think of those men who can and had I not been an eye-witness of commit the blackest crimes with imthe fact, I should certainly have felt punity, and think they have done no disposed to doubt its reality. These harm, because they have only injured things have given rise to a train of re- heretics, presuming that their priests flections in my own mind, respecting will forgive them? I have been led the animosity that appears to exist in to make these remarks, in consethe world, among the animal tribes. quence of the following fact
, which I would therefore beg leave to pro- fell under my own observation. pose the following questions :
Being in want of some linen cloth, Is the animosity discoverable be- I took a walk up Mill-street in Mactween animals, instinctive, or not? If clesfield, where I met with an Irishinstinctive, as some of our naturalists man, who had some to sell, which assert, why is there sometimes a mani- answered my purpose. After a little festation of a contrary disposition conversation, he took me to the sign and if not instinctive, from what cause of the Sun Public House, where,
561 Planets.-Review:- Application of Christianity. 562 having a room to ourselves, we had | which is equal to two centuries. The some discourse concerning Ireland. ancient astrologers styled the three He asked me if I were a Roman Ca- signs in which Jupiter and Saturn tholic? To this I gave him an equi- were in conjunction several times in vocal answer; but observing that they the space of two hundred years, a were mostly of that persuasion who trigon. The first trigon, i. e. Aries, came from Ireland, he interpreted my Sagittarius, and Leo, was that of fire ; reply in the affirmative. He then ran the second of earth ; the third of air ; over a long catalogiie of crimes which and the fourth of water. From the he had committed in this country, very curious order in which the conwhich I shall forbear to enumerate. junctions of the two greatest planets “You know,” said he, “ that in this in the Solar System take place, and country the people are all heretics, which the ancients have encumbered and when we return home the priest with mystical absurdities, the justly. will forgive us.”
celebrated M. P. S. Laplace has disWho, under these circumstances, covered the cause of two very great can say that Popery has undergone inequalities in their motions. The any change? The same diabolical great inequality, in the motion of spirit still prevails; and they only Saturn, amounts to nearly forty-nine want power, and an opportunity to let minutes of a degree, the period of us know it. Should these be unhap- which is 9173 years; and that of Jupily obtained by them, then farewell piter to nearly twenty-one minutes, the to my liberty of conscience; and for period of which is the same. me, and my children after me, fare- proaching conjunction will happen on well to all the blessings which we the 19th day of the present month, in enjoy as British subjects, arising from 24 degrees and 39 minutes of Aries, a Protestant Constitution.
Jupiter being about seventy minutes to the north of Saturn. Jupiter will rise on the morning of the 19th at
about two minutes before one, and PLANETS JUPITER AND SATURN.
Saturn about six minutes afterwards, the difference of the time of rising in
these two planets proceeding almost Of all the planetary conjunctions, solely from the difference of their latithose of Jupiter and Saturn, the two tudes. On the morning of the 20th, most considerable bodies in the Solar the day after the conjunction, the System, are of the rarest occurrence, planets will rise about four minutes (the conjunctions of Saturn and the earlier than on the preceding mornGcorgium Sidus only excepted,) a ing. The latitude of Jupiter at the circumstance partly arising from the moment of conjunction will be 1° 13' great length of their periodical revolu- s, and that of Saturn 2° 23' S. tions. They occur in the following remarkable order:-If the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn happen in the first point of the anastrous sign
REVIEW.—The Application of ChrisAries, in twenty years afterwards it
tianity to the commercial and ordinary will take place in Sagittarius, and in
Affairs of Life, in a series of Distwenty years more in Leo. The con
courses, by Thomas Chalmers, D.D. junctions will continue to take place
Minister of St. John's Church, Glasin these signs in the same order for
gow. 8vo. pp. 278. London, Baldnearly two hundred years. In the
win, Longman, Whittaker, Hurst, same manner, in the following two
Hamilton, Ogle, Baynes, Holdsworth, hundred years these phænomena will
and Nisbet. 1820. be in the signs Taurus, Capricorn, and The name of Dr. Chalmers is assoVirgo. In the next two hundred ciated with so much celebrity, that years, in Gemini, Aquarius, and to announce a work as written by Libra; and in the last two hundred him, is to ensure a considerable deyears, in the remaining signs Cancer, gree of attention; and to assert that Pisces, and Scorpio; after which they it is worthy of the author's name, will recommence in the sign Aries, as will almost supersede the necessity before. Hence arises what has been of any other remarks or recommentermed a great year, each season of dation. Under these powerful sanc
CONJUNCTION OF THE