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Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 5. petent masters ; one of which is in THE Jews Hospital for aged Poor, the boot and shoe line, and the se

: ment of Youth of both sexes, is situ- tory. The Girls are also taught reada ated in Mile End Road, on the Southing, writing, and arithmetic, house side, between White Horse Lane and hold work,

and plain cooking, and at Bancroft's Buildings.

the age of lifteen are placed in respectIt appears from the Report of Mr. able families

as apprentices or articled J. Van Oven, that this Institution servants; and if at the age of 19 they arose from the philanthropic exer- can produce a certificate of proper tions of Benjamin and Abraham Gold: conduct, each girl receives five guismid, esqrs. who in 1795 commenced neas from the Institution as a reward. a collection amovg their friends for Both Boys and Girls receive band. a fund for the benefit of the Jewish some encouragements in premiums poor of that class denominated Gerto stimulate them to babits of indusman Jews, which proved so success- try; and the Boys who are apprenticed ful as to enable them in 1797 to pur- in the Establishment have certain chase 22,0001.imperial three per cents. tasks assigned them, which are so adIn 1806, after very mature delibera- justed as to afford them opportunities tion, it was determined to establish an of earning something considerable Hospital for the reception and sup-over and above what is required , port of the aged poor, as well as the threefourths of such over-earnings are education and industrious improve saved for them until their apprenticement of youth of both sexes ; 30,0001.ships are expired, wbich serves as a were placed in trust as an inviolate little capital to begin the world with, fund for its maintenance, yielding and in most cases will be sufficient to 9001. per annum; and the freehold, provide tools and other necessaries, now the Hospital, was completed, and the remaining fourth being given to furnished for the reception of five them for pocket money. The Lads aged men and five aged womeu, ten who have commenced business since boys and eight girls, and opened June the completion of their term in the 28, 1807. An annexed freehold was House, have turned out industrious also purchased for 20001. for the pur- characters, and promise to become pose of enlarging the building as soon useful and exemplary members of as convenient.

suciety. Several Girls have been alBy subsequent Benefactions and ready disposed of in the manner speSubscriptions, the Managers have cified, fourteen of whom have rebeen enabled to increase their pum-ceived the aforesaid premium of five ber of objects—there being now sup- guineas. ported in the Establishment 40 boys, The annexed view of the Hospital, 26 girls, and 12 aged persons, viz. 6 from å drawing made in 1816, (see men and 6 women.

Plate I.) represents the building as No aged person can be admitted it appeared previous to the late mawho has not been resident in Lon. "terial alterations. don ten years'; nor youth whose pa- Since this view was taken, an adrents have not been resident the same dition has been made to the Hospi. period.

tal, of a separate babitation for the The Boys are received at the age Aged, where they are comfortably of about nine years; and when ad- placed ; and some very necessary enmitted must be able to read Hebrew, largement of the Kitehen and other and those who add to this a know- offices has taken place, as well as ledge of English reading are preferred. a new Dining-room and a place for From their admission, to the age of Divide Worship equally requisite ; fourteen, they are taught Reading, by which means, space is procured Writing, Arithmetic, andotherbrauches for the reception of many more Inof useful learning. At fourteen they mates. The irregular appearance of are bound apprentice to the Manufac- the front occasioned by these new turing Trades which are established and erections, bas, bowever, induced some carried on upon the premises. There friends of the Institution, to wish for are at present two of these manufac- 'a further improvement in its aspect tories under the inanagement of com- by tbe rebuilding and uniting the old GENT. MAG. December, 1819.

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with the new front, and thus to make being partly lost, and the remainder it uniform; this has been effected, much mutilated. and the Building now exhibits a band- When we consider the greal value some front, characteristic of its im- of the information contained in Pa. portance and descriptive of its pur- rish Registers, not only to Genealoposes.

gists and Antiquaries, but to the peoThe interest which the Public, not ple in general, as they are oftea reonly of the Jewish persuasion but of quired to establish claims to property other descriptions, take in the wel- which otherwise would probably be fare of this Establishment-seems to the source of endless litigation ; I warrant a coufidence that the pum. confess I am surprized that none of ber of the lamates of this well-directed our reverend Divines (many of whom effort of benevolence will very shortly are distinguished for the great light be considerably augmented. Annual they have tbrown on Antiquarian Subscriptions from one to five or ten subjects) should not, long ere this, guineas are taken, and even lower have lent their aid to endeavour to

H. F. R. remedy.tbis evil, so generally felt by

Genealogists and County Historians, Mr. URBAN,

Newcastle-on-Tyne, by completing the copies of all the

Nov. 8. Parish Registers; and thus preventHe concluding remarks of A.C. ing the possibility of a complete loss attention ; and I bow take up my pen other accidents, might occasion. 'for the purpose of still more strongly Yours, &c. De THIRLEWALL. impressing their importance on your Clerical readers, who, I am afraid, Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 9.

VHE account in last Month's Magister as an intolerable grievance.

gazine, p. 375, of Mr. Smith, It is a well-known fact, that by a who had so long ornamented our Canon of James the First, the Clergy. Stage, admits of large additions.—I man of every Parish was required to beg to add a few: Mr. Smith, ainong send a copy of the Register annually other excellencies, possessed, in an unto some particular place appointed by common degree, the power of conthe Bishop of the Diocese : at pre- veying the language of the old cosent I believe this Law is regularly medies so as to make it seem familiar complied with ; but this has not al- to the ear. He was very lilile short ways been the case, or at least if it of his great master GARRICK in this has, the most shameful negligence peculiarity of the art. I say his mas. is attributable to the person in whose ter, for he constantly professed that, keeping they have been placed ; in- from the commencement of his thedeed I have some reason to suppose atrical career, he had made GARRICK this, as I lately saw, in the possession hisinodel in all the characters of Shaksof a friend, a great number of ex- pear, Beaumont and Fletcher, and tracts from the Register of a certain Jonson. In a Letter of Mr. Smith's, Parish in this neighbourhood, and on which a short time ago fell uoder my questioniog him as to the way in notice, his expressions were, “I dewhich he became possessed of them, rive a gratification from the recol. was informed they were given to him lection of the scenes in which I have by his Cheesemouger, and that they witnessed Garrick triumphing in his were copies, forwarded by the Clero art, and baffling all competition: It gyman of the Parish to the proper is my pride to have lived in his time." Office in a bordering Diocese, and Many like declarations of his high had been allowed, through the neg- admiration of GARRICK I am conligence of their keeper, to obtain the scious will be found in other of his distinguished honour of wrapping up Letters ; and as Mr. Smith was a very cheese and bacon.

elegant scholar, I entertain a hope I can also attest, from my own that I may frequently see your pages knowledge, that no such records ex- favoured with some of his Letters ist in the diocese of Durham, (except touching the Stage. for the few last years) having lately An allusion has been made to the hud occaion to enquire for them, Dramas of the days of Elizabeth. owing to the registers in the Parish in all those in which Mr. Smith had

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a character to sustain, every scene of performance of the School for Scaninterest was wrought up to a natural del, three of its original supporters and powerful effect: he had neither withdrew from the public eye for finesse nor trick--the impression was ever; viz. Messrs. Smith, PALMER, the result of genuine feeling and and KING; but there arose a few clear sense, and he awakened in the days after the performance, a proaudience a portion of intelligence, by bability that they all would appear which their attention became fixed again in the following season. Mr. to every expression that fell from his Smith, with his accustomed generolips. Among Shakspeare's characters, sity of feeling, bioted to King, that Hotspur, Falconbridge, and Edgar, he “ was sensible, from the appearwere exquisite performances. In ance of Palmer, that some distress Henry the Fifth his fine declamation lay heavy at bis heart.” “ He has realized the bero of our bistory, not been inore careful of his purse,” and placed him before us. And it answered King, “than I have.”. may with truth be asserted, that his “ Not a word more,” (replied Mr. acting in these characters bas not Smith,)

“ if I continue strong, and been equalled by any attempts since. you will co-operate, Palmer shall be

The Writer of these remarks would assisted."-Poor Palmer departed for feel himself warranted, by good qu- Liverpool, and dying there suddenly, thorilies, were he to apply the pre- the design Mr. Smith had formed of ceding observation to an extensive again appearing in the School for variety of other characters personi. Scandal, with Mr. King, for his befied by Mr. Smith in the ranges of Defit, was relinquished. W.P. the Drama ; and he caonot omit mentioning that in the year 1768 (to Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 5. the best of his recollection) he saw

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AVING lately heard much conhim play Hamlet for the first time ; versalion about Evening Lecil was a fine performance, and highly tures, and tbat they have been estab. applauded.

lished in some large towns, and being GARRICK, who witnessed it, sent myself persuaded that they will be his commendations by a friend when productive of much good, I will, the curtain dropped.

The week en- with your permission, offer a few suing, Powell, at the same Theatre, reflections wbich may tend to shew played the same character, he having the necessity of them. become a short time before a joint On the Sunday evening many peoproprietor with Messrs. Harris, Col. ple do not well know what to do man, and others. Powell never ap

with themselves. Some are unaccuspeared without fascinating ; but the tomed to reading ; and even if they prevailing remark was, that he had were not, having but few, perhaps played Hamlet, and Sinith PRINCE with the exception of the Bible, do Hamlet.

books in their possession, cannot The following circumstances, con- employ it profitably to themselves : nected with Mr. Smith's act of friend- soine have been prevented from atship to Mr. King, by re-appear. tending public worship in the morn. ing, ten years after his retirement, ing, and perhaps in the afternoon for that Actor's benefit, have put they had not the benefit of a ser. been noticed, nor are they wholly mon, and therefore feel a great dekoowi. The PRINCE REGENT, who sire to receive some public instrucbiad in his earliest days distinguished tion: some find the whole of the Mr. Smith, attended with a party, evening unusually dull and heavy, and gave the return of his favourite and if it is not interrupted by comperfornier, the marking. welcome of pavy, are apt to cry out, When will an applauding hand.

Save a mo- ihis Sabbath be over ? Some, rather mentary agitation created by the than sit at home, go to a Methodistcheering thunder of approbation meeting to hear a religious nounte. when he came forward, the charac. bank, or to a Dissentiog Conventicle, ter of CHARLES was never exhibited where they hear doctrines utterly at in higher spirit and colouring than variance with those iuculcated in the on this occasion, to the moment Church ; the consequence of which wben the curtain fell.

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their difficulties by renouncing the pipe hundred persons, many wellChurch and becoming Dissenters ; dressed people. The scene was strikand some, forgetting the sanctity of ing beyond conception. I did not the day, go to a public-house, and see a smile upon a single countespend the evening in rioting and

I perceived no talking or drunkenness. Now these several peo. whispering. During the prayers ple would, it is probable, if there was every person who had convenience, service in their Parish Church, joy. seemed to kneel. The singing was fully attend it with their families: delightful. The Magnificat and Nunc they would in such a case be pro- dimittis were chaunted by an excelperly employed; they would be set. lent choir, which was joined by many ting a good example, and be pre- female voices. The Lecture consistserved from scenes of folly and in- ed of an explanation of the several temperance. How greatly theo is it parts of the Gospel of the day, writ. to be wished, that those Clergymen ten in very plain but energetic lans who have market-towns and populous guage, and was heard with such devillages, would take the subject into vout attention that, to use a phrase their serious consideration !

often applied on such occasions, if a It way be alleged that the previ. pin had dropped, it might have been ous service of the day is sufficiently heard ; the whole congregation seemfatiguing, without additional and su- ed to be actuated by the same spirit perfluous duty ; that some livings are of piety. The preacher appeared as 80 small that they will not enable an a father addressing his children on a Incumbent to keep a Curate, and that subject equally interesting to them the additional service would be too both ; and the whole congregation laborious for one person; and that as eagerly attentive, as if each perthey find in many of their hearers son considered the whole addressed such an indisposition to attend Di-singly to himself; the Lecture convine service in the morning or the cluded with a prayer, recapitulating afternoon, according to the custom the several parts of the Gospel; after of the neighbourhood-ihat to ex- which the Evening Hymo was sung, pect them to attend an additional, when the female part of the auditory service would be quite out of the again united with the choir. The question. But the justness of the whole service concluded with an aplast objection, I must beg leave to propriate and devout address to the observe, will depend in a great mea- Deily, and then the blessing. sure on the respectability of charac- The nave of that beautiful Church ter, and on the professional talents is now under repair, so that the serof the Clergyman.

vice is performed in the chancel, in I can illustrate these observations. which is a temporary pulpit so placed, I have lately returned from an ex. that it can be seen both by the peocursion to Muddiford on the coast of ple in the chavcel, and by those on Hampshire. On the Sunday morn- the South aile, which latter place ing after my arrival there, I went to seems intended for the lower class of the Parish Church, which is Christ the inhabitants. Church. The sermon preached by I have said that Evening Lectures the Vicar, the Rev. Mr. Clapham, a may be useful, and have illustrated Clergyman, well known by his va- the proposition by an example. I rious publications, excited my, cu- may perhaps remove an objection riosity to make some inquiries about against them from the smallness of bim. I was informed that in the Livings by observing, that the Vicarafternoon he would either go to a age of Christ Church is 80 small in Chapel a few miles distant from the value, that the Vicar, if I was rightly Town, or would read and preach in informed, allols to his Curate more his Parish Church; and that in the than half of his stipend. That the evening he would deliver a Lecture. service may be performed profitably At six o'clock I went again to Christ to the two congregations, the Vicar Church, and judge, Mr. Urban, of scarce receives any remuneration for my surprize, when I saw a larger bis valuable labours. congregation than was collected in Another inducement for his pathe morning; it appeared to me that rishiovers to attend Evening Service it could not consist of fewer than is, that they know before they go

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struction.' Probably in reading or to them as derived immediately from
hearing the Gospel read, a desire to him, it is hoped no apology will be
know the meaning of some ipteresting necessary to any such for the follow-
parts of it may be excited : all such ing observations.
persons theo will altend the Evening Convinced, by examination, of the
Lecture, in the eager expectation of importance of receiving with grati-
having their doubts removed. So that tude the great truths of Divine Re-
this mode of Lecturing is, I am con. velation, the writer feels it impossi-
vinced, more useful than by delivering ble to withhold an avowal in which
discourses on miscellaneous subjects. the eteroal interests of his fellow-

By giving insertion to these reflec- creatures appear to bim to we deeply
tions, some Clergymaq,circumstanced, involved, especially at a time when
perhaps, as the zealous pastor I have the most daring attempts have been
mentivoed above, may, by Divine made by the advocates of infidelity,
grace, be induced to take the subject to revive the circulation of a work,
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thus which it was the hope of the wisest become a double blessing to his flock. and best members of society had, by A MEMBER OF THE

the masterly reply it received from a
CHURCH OF ENGLAND. lateeminent Prelate, been silenced for

He humbly trusts, notwith-
AUTHENTICITY OF THE SCRIPTURES. standing all that may be advanced to
'Ερευναθε τας γραφας.-John ν. 39. the contrary, by the advocates of
Mr. URBAN,

Thomas Paine, that the conviction

every existence of a Supreme intel- well-disposed inind, on reading the ligent First Cause of all things, it is Scriptures with unprejudiced åttenin vain that we should endeavour to tion, will fully justify the assertion prove by argument, a system of doc- of the celebrated Mr. Locke, that “it trines resting on that great Truth as has God for its Author, eternal Life its primary support. Such an one

for its end, and Truth, without any must indeed be blind to the most self- mixture of error, for its matter." evident fact, deaf to the voice of Na- To peruse it therefore in that ture, and to the admonitions of Con- mode, and with those dispositions of science, as well as void of every prin- heart, implied in its own language, ciple which can render him worthy of by the term,"comparing spiritual the rank he holds in the creation, and things with spiritual,” or in other may be fairly left to enjoy, if he can, words, with such attentive observathose speculations which must of ne- tions of the relation its various parts cessity destroy every rational hope, bear to each other, as may enable and confound every principle of duty; him to comprehend the tenor of the nor is there any call to evince by whole together, to see its main demany words, what the most inavi. sign, and to enter into its spirit and mate production of Nature declares tendency, must be the bounden duty in a language more forcible than hu- of every one to whom it has been man tongue can utter. There is, graciously vouchsafed. And indeed however, a class of men (and unfor- . we may safely assert, that whoever, tunately a too numerous one) amongst instead of endeavouring to bring the us, who, while they admit tbe being great rules of Faith and Practice, conof a God, still continue boldly to cali tained in the Sacred Word, to the in question the authority of that standard of his owo preconceived blessed volume, which comes recom- ideas, sincerely strives to make them mended to them as containing a de- the guides of his principles and conclaration of his will, a form justly duct, will soon experience the most entitling it to their most serious and forcible evidence of their genuine excandid investigation. Now, as it must cellence and worth, in the substantial surely be a point of the highest im- satisfaction of miod they will inportance to all who acknowledge that spire. If a man love me, he will fundamental article of natural reli- keep my words,” says our Divine In. gion, the existence of a Sovereign, structor, "and my Father,” he im. Ruler over the Universe, to examine mediately adds, " will love him, and

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