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No. V.

PAROCHIAL FRAGMENTS,

&c. &c. &c.

Evil of Benefices in Plurality-Act to restrict such evil-Houses of Residence

-Dilapidations—Sir Robert Peel's Church Extension Bill — Appropriators and Impropriators-Kennett's Case of Impropriations, &c.—Rectorand Vicar, origin of—Queen Anne's Bounty ; Ecclesiastical Commission-Parochial Ministration-Old Parochial System-New Churches and Schools—Dr. Arnold and Sir Robert Peel-Lord Bacon on Non-Residents and Pluralities -Archbishop Parker's Opinion-Value of Satirists—Skelton, &c.—The Ecclesiastical Commission-Patching and Tarring-Ecclesiastical Commissioners—West Tarring, &c.—Sinecures—Ecclesiastical Pensioners—Burke's View of- Augmentation of Small Livings-Consolidation of Sinecure Rectories and Vicarages-Sinecure Rectory and Vicarage of West TarringEcclesiastical Commission-their ignoring of the Charities of West TarringProper grief for Parochial wrongs—Tithe Commutation and Repeal of Corn Laws--Settled Payments undesirable-White Kennett’s Opinion—Increased Value of Money-Owen, Blakeway-Good Names—W. G. RowlandShrewsbury's Benefactor-Shrewsbury, the First of Towns-why ?-Vicar, Parson, Curate, &c.—Patrimony of the Church devoured—Vicarages highly Rated in the King's Books—Dean Colet and St. Paul's School - Erasmus on the Education of Children-Underpaid Clergy-Fault of Governments, &c.The Church and Church Principles—Church Reform-Revaluation of Benefices-General desire to Reform abuses-Little Children like to the Kingdom of Heaven-Roman Catholic Legend—Archbishop Gerson-Mrs. Southey's Poem on .

pp. 275-334

No. VI.

PAROCHIAL FRAGMENTS,

fc. fc. fc. Country Walk Tarring to Broadwater Broadwater Church — Fine

Monumental Brass, in Memory of John Mapleton—The Manor of Broadwater-Offington, or, Offingtons -- Edict of Nantes—D’Aubuz—Daubus, or, Daubuz–Daubuz's Commentary on the Revelation-Daubuz's of Yorkshire -Cornwall-Offington-Cissbury Encampment–The South Downs-Complaint of the Forests—Drayton's Poly-Olbion-Andredswalde-Anderida, Andred Ceastre-Anderida, Caer-Andred, or, Andredsceastre—The Wheatear, or, English Ortolan-Dotterels-Fuller's Works—Albourne-PlaceAlbourne-Place and Bishop Juxon-Chankenbury-Shirleys and GoringsWiston-Place – Findon — Muntham - Highden - Devotional Feelings Findon-Clapham-The Nightingale's Song

pp. 337-369

Appendicia et Pertinentiae;

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Parochial Fragments,

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“ Never did any public misery
Rise of itself ; God's plagues still grounded are
On common stains of our humanity :

And to the flame which ruineth mankind
Man gives the matter, or at least gives wind.”

LORD BROOKE, Inquisit. upon Fame and Honour.

« θαυμάσιοι δε αρεται ή τε εντολμία και η εν δέοντι παρρησία προς τους αμείνους, ως και το κωμικόν αψευδώς μάλλον ή κωμικώς ειρήσθαι δοκεϊν

*Αν πάνθ' ο δούλος ησυχάζων μανθάνη
Πονηρός έσται μεταδίδου παρρησίας.

Philo JUDÆUS. Quis Rerum Dicinarum Hæres. $ 1.

“Sad events may sometimes be improved by men's censures, further than they were intended by God's justice ; and it is more wisdom seriously to observe them to the instructing of ourselves than rigidly to apply them to the condemning of others.”

FULLER's Church History, b. iii. p. 16.

Introduction.

“ The Church's proper arms be tears and prayers,

Peter's true keys to open earth, and sky,
Which if the priest out of his pride's despair
Will into Tybris cast, and Paul's sword try ;

God's sacred word he thereon doth abandon,

And runs with fleshly confidence at random.
“ Mild people therefore honour God your king,

Reverence your priests, but never under one
Frail creature both your soul and body bring,
But keep the better part to God alone.

The soul his image is, and only he
Knows what it is, and what it ought to be.”

LORD BROOKE.-Of Church. THERE is a most remarkable and striking passage in the works of that great, but much-neglected and long-forgotten divine, Thomas Jackson, with which, having to say somewhat of the Church's troubles, and of the trials of her members in particular, I would wish to preface this Introduction :-“This lower hemisphere,” says he, “or invisible part of the world, is but as the devil's chess-board, wherein hardly can our souls move back, or forth, but he sets out one creature or other to attack them; nor have we any other means to avoid his subtlety, but by looking unto the hills from whence cometh our help, or into that part of this great sphere, which is altogether hid from the world's eye, where we may behold more for us, than those that be against us". And seeing we come in danger of Satan's check, either by

1 2 Kings vi. 16.

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