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Death of Mr. Thomas Treffry.- Poetry.

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Truro, April 23, 1821. the steeple, which is in a very good

| “MR. EDITOR. taste; the tower of which is orna- 1 “ SIR,-I am sorry to inform you, that mented at the angles with cherubim, this morning I had 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.

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,

TO THE FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTION. 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 culogium. From a letter

1t well becomes us to attend the Word,

With which you wish our mem’ry to be stord. which announced this melancholy in

That word directs" Give honour where it's telligence, we lay before our readers due;" — the following extract.

And, thus instructed, bids us honour you.
No, 28.-VOL. III.

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For poor, untator'd, erring Children find | Awhile it linger'd; but at last
In you, the Guardians of the youthful mind. The stem was broken--there it lay:
Thro' you, the blessings of instruction flow, It fell before the last keen blast,
To cheer our poverty, 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 :-
And greater still, the recompense, than this, “ Flow on, ye tears of sorrow, flow;
Which waits the merciful in future bliss. Throb on, my heart, thy throb of woe;
There (we are told in God's inspired Word) She, who my earthly comforts led,
All who have given, lend unto the Lord, Is number'd with the mould'ring dead !
Confessing all they gave to them was giv'n, “ How can the roots, with fibres twin'd
And all the glory due alone to Heav'n ;-

Together fast as soil can bind,
Such, we are told, as bid the needy take

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,

She first was planted by my side, And dwell for ever in the promis'd rest.”

To cheer my weary loneliness, In that bright heaven, where the wicked cease

What could have added to my bliss ? From troubling, and the weary are at peace,

" '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,
May you discover, by our endless gain, How quickly is the charmer flown!
Your labour in the Lord' was not in vain, “ Be still, thou murm’ring thought, be still ;
And welcome to the realms of bliss above, Bow to the great Disposer's will :-
Many a witness to your work of love ;

But sorrow shall not wring my heart,
And, where no foe shall threaten to destroy, 'Tis not for ever that we part.
The seed you sow'd in sorrow, reap with joy ! " Tho' leaf and stem have died away,
Go on, respected Patrons, still proceed

The root still challenges decay;
To teach, direct as, curb, encourage, lead-

Th' immortal root is but, the while,
Still, near your bosoms, let our Childhood live,

Transplanted to a better soil.
And as we need it, pity-or--forgive-
And, whilst on earth, be this your high reward,

“ There spring eternal smiles serene, To live depending on a faithful Lord!

And gentle sunbeams gild the scene, So will your faith anticipate the day

Nor e'er withdraw their kindly ray, When all shall own the King of glory's sway;

And blast and blight are driv'n away. And Babes shall utter praise, and heav'n “ Rivers of living waters flow, taught Youth

That sweetly warble as they go;
Proclaim the season of ACCOMPLISH'D TRUTH; No drooping flow'r complains, • I thirst,'
And. Know the Lord' will be a sound unknown, By streams of life for ever nurs’d.
All tongues confessing, God is Lord alone.' “ And when this frail stem falls before
Jehovah tells us in His written Will,

The killing worm, or wintry roar,
These glories shall the latter day' reveal ; My fair one! then I'll bloom with thee
And adds, to bid His people's fears subside, Throughout a bright eternity.”
A thousand precious promises beside :

Liverpool, March.

J. M. G. Be all the Comforts your's that page affords, And all the praise and glory be the Lord's!

SAMECH.

EPITAPH

ON AN AMIABLE YOUNG MAN, WHO DIED SUDON THE DEATH OF MRS. ANNA W-M,

DENLY AT THE EARLY AGE OF 17 YEARS.

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; “ Nó 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 her blooming head

And know life's brightest prospects all were With’ring the lovely flow'ret hung.

his.

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558 ornarono wsosrovno-non Haste, then, whilst youthful ardour fires thy | Heart-cheering hopel-it buoys me up, breast,

And bids me not despair, The luring toys of syren pleasure flee;

Since Jesus died I too can hope, Secure a title to eternal rest,

Thro' him, to meet thee there. In the blest mansions of the Deity.

June 7th, 1820.

ALIQUIS. W.

C. D.

LINES SOLICITUDE FOR COMFORT,

Inscribed on the Monument of KIRKE WHITE, ( Answered from Col. 530, Vol. II.) erected by Mr. Boote, an American, in AU

Saints' Church, Cambridge; written by Mr. I remembered thy judgments of old;

Smyth, Professor of Modern History in the O Lord, I have comforted myself.-Psalms. University.*

WARM with fond hope and learning's sacred "Sweet comfort, the balm of the mind,”

flame, No pleasures of earth can impart;

To Granta's bowers the youthful poet came; Thence seeking we never shall find,

Unconquer'd pow’rs th' immortal mind disFor comfort proceeds from the heart.

play'd, When happiness dwells in the breast,

But worn with anxious thought the frame deAnd the soul's blessed sunshine is clear,

cay'd. And conscience is calmly at rest,

Pale o'er his lamp, and in his cell retir’d, Then comfort, sweet comfort, is there.

The martyr student faded and expir'd.

O genius, taste, and piety sincere, And this ev'ry one may obtain,

Too early lost 'midst duties too severe! To this we're invited to come,

Foremost to mourn was generous SOUTHEY 'Tis folly to rest then in pain,

seen; Since comfort's so easily won.

He told the tale, and shew'd what White had

been: This gift then so truly divine,

Nor told in vain ;--far o'er the Atlantic wave, Our Saviour bequeath'd to us all,

A wanderer came, and sought the poet's grave. Who on his sweet promise recline,

On yon low stone he saw his lonely name, That none of his people shall fall.

And rais'd this fond memorial to his fame. "Tis this that gives peace to the soul,

* The monument is of white marble, and exThe thought that our sins are forgiv’n; 'Tis this that will anguish control,

hibits a striking portrait of Mr. White, within

a medallion executed in bas-relief. The sculpThe thought, that there's comfort in heav'n.

tor was Chantrey. EDWARD S

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.

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.
Ab! fare thee well-but oh abate those tears
Let not those streaming bursts of sorrow flow-
Jesus, 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 Lord 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.

E. H.

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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

PHYSICIAN. it for insertion. .

The Doctor, attending one of his intiOn visiting a friend lately, he ob

mate friends in a dangerous comserved, that he had a wonderful family

plaint, declared, in a strain of unusual of rather opposite characters, dwelling

generosity for him, 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. About the same time, a rabbit, that he him as follows: “Sir, in this purse

his final leave, the patient addressed 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

gratitude.” The Doctor fixed his eye the young ones, by giving them milk,

| on the purse, counted the number of &c. They, however, found, in the

days in a minute, and then, holding course of a day or two, that they re

out his hand, made this reply, " Well fused to take any food, in consequence

I can hold out no longer. Singly, I 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. What 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,

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Planets.- Review:- Application of Christianity.

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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 catalogue 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 justły, 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. The apme, 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 APPROACHING CONJUNCTION OF THE

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 20 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 tbat 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 sånc

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