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1913

PREFACE.

When Cowper, during six years, wrote some lines, which were subjoined to the yearly Bills of Mortality of the parish of All Saints, Northampton, he found it somewhat difficult to avoid sameness, and introduce variety. The writer of this article, less gifted than the Bard, has now to produce his tenth Preface to a work, which, in principle and character, has undergone no variation; and he shall think himself fortunate, if, by avoiding repetition, he can escape censure, without laying any claim to praise.

The Tenth Volume of the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE, now brought to a close, the Editor flatters himself, will not be found inferior in any respect to the most exalted of its predecessors. Of these volumes the leading principles are precisely the same, the articles varying only in modes and topics of discussion; but always keeping in view the great doctrines of Christianity, without deviating from the permanent dictates of moral and philosophical truth.

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It is well known, that in the Christian system, there are many truths which soar far beyond the dominion of reason, and the empire of philosophical research ; but in no case can their decisions be subversive of each other. In several of our papers we have aimed to trace the analogy, and in doing this, the operations of secondary causes have occasionally become the subjects of investigation. To this department all our scientific inquiries, and many of our controversial subjects,

may be referred; and, in proportion as success has crowned our efforts, y the empire of knowledge has been enlarged.

In the mean while, we have found it necessary, for the sake of variety, and the accommodation of many readers, to whom any thing like severe analysis is an uninviting subject, to introduce narratives, incidents, and historical sketches, which at once enliven with the

charms of novelty, and illustrate many striking peculiarities in the human character. In the midst, however, of this diversity of matter and mode, we have invariably aimed at stability of purpose, and unity of design, and we flatter ourselves, that an examination of what is now before the public, will prove that our attempts have not been altogether unsuccessful.

Of its original independence, the IMPERIAL MAGAZINE has never lost sight; and those only, we presume, will charge it with partiality, who are unacquainted with its general contents. Its adherence indeed to these noble principles, has subjected its conductors to a few impotent snarls; but all attempts to retard its circulation, have caused hostility to be defeated by its own weapons, and enabled it to triumph in the increased patronage of an enlightened and liberal public.

The sources whence our Portraits, and the Biographical Sketches which accompany them, have been derived, will furnish decisive proof that local barriers have neither interdicted nor accelerated our selection. These Portraits have been engraven by artists of established celebrity, and an inspection of their highly finished state, sufficiently demonstrates that no expense has been spared, to secure their uniform and decided superiority.

To their numerous and highly respectable correspondents, the Proprietors and Editor of the IMPERIAL MAGAzine beg to acknowledge themselves under peculiar obligations, for their valuable communications; and to all their subscribers, both old and new, they beg also to express their unfeigned gratitude. But above all, they wish to express a still more reverential ascription of praise to God, through whose power and goodness they are enabled to acknowledge all their other obligations.

INDEX TO VOL. X.

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D.

COL. ABRAHAM and Terab's idols, 643 Davies Gilbert, Esq.,......

585 Aflecting subject, sketeh of,

707 Desert island, two men rescued from a,. .1095 Aposlacy, final, possible,.

992 Divine prescience : Dr. Clarke defended, 603 Arab sheik, young,

815 Drunkenness, sober dissuasions from, ..1019 Astronomical Occurrences, 68, 169, 285,

E. 387, 474, 501, 669, 767,811, 957, 1060 Earth's axis, inclination of the,.... 720 Asyloms, on county, 134 Educated ministry, necessity of,.

981 Asylum, Middlesex county,...

621

Education, popular, examined, .., 1071
Autograph of Frederick the Great, 676 Elliptical motions of tbe planets, ..912, 1006
Earl Grey,
770

F.
B.
Final apostacy possible,

992 Bakewell, Mr. observations on, ....... 325 Final perseverance defended, .

601 -'s letter, reply to, .1015 Frederick tbe Great, autograph of,

676 Barometz, or vegetable lamb,

771 Friendship, gepuine, exemplified,.. Barrow's sermon, examination of, .326, 121

Frost, Jobn, Esq., memoir of, Barry, the painter, anecdotes of, 964 Fature life of brutes, essay on,..

16 Bible, the, and Lord Byron,..

699

G. Blasphemy, expediency of suppressing, Gases, mephitic,;in mines, 33, 130, 226,

110, 813

321, 416, 525, 630, 726, 837, Books, on the multiplication of,

714

918, 1001, 1106 Bounty, fate of the matineers of the,. 823

Gerinany, bints for a tour through, 166 Britton, Jobo, Esq. memoir of,...... 873

Gilbert, Davies, Esq., memoir of, 585 Brutes, essay on the future life of,...16, 509 Gleanings, 197, 292, 485, 677, 771, against the future life of, 960

870, 966, 1063 Burying-grounds, of extended, ........1092 Grand junction canal, Butterworth, Billy, the Oldham bermit,. 95

Grey, Earl, bis autograph,.

770 Byron, Lord, and the Bible,

699 Gupton's monastery of St. Peterborough, C.

331, 424 Canal, grand janction, . 676 Gypsies, the, a fragment, ...

801 Catholic claims defended;

515

a question answered respecting, 1009 opposed, 806

H. Tucker's reply Happiness, essay on, ........309, 447, 505 to Bakewell,

.1015 Heber, Bishop, observations on India,.. 236 Ceylon, abolition of slavery in, 255 Highlanders, instruction of,

151 judicial improvements in, 529 Highland army in Manchester in 1745, 736 Charity, true, exemplified, 151 Holland, hints for a tour through,

166 Charles II., accounts of the death of, 238 Holly-trees, the two ominous,

.1026 Charles Mapners Sutton, memoir of,.... 777 Holy land, possession of the,.... 990 Chinese life-preserver, in shipwreck, 198

Holy Spirit, assistance of the,

796 Christ Jesus, moral character of,.. 693 Horace, sccond ode, first book,. .1021 Christian missions, on,

598

I. holiness, thoughts on,

976 Inclination of the earth's axis, on the, .. 720 - examination, a dialogue,

787
Indefectibility of the saints,

206 Chronology of events for 1827, 288 India, trial by jury in,

99 Commercial retrospect, for 1827,.

Infamous characters, .

482 Conscience, on the influence of,

Injustice, retaliation, and superstition,. .1111 Contingencies, ordained,

119
Insane, employment of the,

230 Conversion of Charles, Duke of Shrews

abuse of charities for the,

723 bury, ... 702 Insanity, on latent,..

37 Cook's, Capt, monument,

75 Instruction of the Irish, Highlanders, and Credulity, miraoulous food for,.... 163

Welsh,

154 Crowther, Rev. Samuel, memoir of, 297 Ireland, superstitions in, , ..........

479

103 ....... 796

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Katherine's docks, opening of St.,
Kindness, effects of, on the heart,.. ..... 801
Knowledge and iotellectual habits, 340

L.
Lamb, Mr. Charles, memoir of,

201
Lamb, vegetable,

771
Lane's, J. B., great picture,.

671
Law and justice contrasted,

.1088
Leaves from a pocket book,.......869, 965
Literary notices, 101, 200, 295, 391,

487,583, 678,775,871, 970, 1065, 1146
Llandaff, Watson, Bishop of,, .

312
London university, exclusion of religion
from the,.

435
M.
Man, the image of the Deity,

593
Manchester, Highland army in 1745, 736
-, a sanctuary,....

959
Marsden, Joshua, animadversions on, .. 801
Marsden's " Waning Crescent” defended, 907
Meetings, public, in the metropolis,
Melancthon's servant John,

205
Memoir of Rev. William Roby,

Rev. Thomas Stedman, M. A., 105
Mr. Charles Lamb,

201
Rev, Samuel Crowther, A.M., 297
Robert Raikes, Esq., ... 393
Robert Montgomery, .

489
Davies Gilbert, Esq., .. 585
James Montgomery, Esq., ... 681

Charles Manners Sutton, Lord
Archbishop of Canterbury, 779
John Britton, Esq.,

873
John Frost, Esq.,

871
The Archbishop of York,....1067
Methodist, new test act opjust and cruel, 711
Middlesex county asylum, on the, ..621, 926
Ministerial fidelity, on, .......
Ministry, necessity of an educated, 981
Miser, the,..
Missionary Societies, British,
Missions, on Christian,

598
Montgomery, James, memoir of,

081
Montgomery, Robert, memoir of,.. 489
Monument, Captain Cook's,

75
Matineers of the Bounty, fate of the, 823

N.
Nature, superiority of the works of,.... 901
Notices, literary, 101, 200, 295, 391,
487, 583,678,775,871, 970, 1065, 1146

0.
Orang-outang of Sumatra, .

211
Oratorio of the Messiah,

509
Oriental customs, scenery, and ceremonies, 02
Osseous system, structure, &c. of the, 923,

996, 1101

P.
Peroase, la, account of,....
Perseverance, final, defended,

601
Petriburgensis historia monasterii, 210,

331, 424, 514

COL.
Phæbe's grave, .....

407
Physiology, essays on, 40, 139, 249,

340, 441, 545, 634, 731, 830
Planets, number of, in the solar system, 627

elliptical motions of the,..912, 1006
Popery, on the authority of the council
of Trent,....

811
Prescience : Dr. Clarke defended, 603
Prosecutions for infidel works, against,.. 890
Public asylums, unfriendly to the cure of
insanity, ..

407
Public meetings in the metropolis,

575

R.
Raikes, Robert, Esq., memoir of,...... 395
Reformation, progress of the, in Ireland, 21
Repentant convict, a,.....
Resurrection, on the design of tbe,
Retrospect, commercial,
Roby, Rev. William, memoir of,
Roofs, security of, in large buildings, 640
Rose tree, the,

540

S.
Saints, indefectibility of the,.

240
Seasons, the valley of the,.

55
Sentiment, a man of,

160
Sheep, instinct of a, ...

965
Shipwreck, Chinese life-preserver, in, 198
Sbrewsbury, conversion of Duke of,.. 702
Sketch of an affecting subject,

707
Slavery in Ceylon, abolition of,... 255
Solar system, namber of planets in the,. . 627
Solitary hours, . ....25, 121, 217, 313, 409
Sonship, eterpal, observations on,...... 305
a word on the,..

306
indefensible,

403
Stars, new method of classifying the,. 70
Stedman, Rev. 'Thomas, memoir of,
Saperstition in Ireland,

479
Sution, Rev. C. Manuers, memoir of, 105
Swallow, migration of the,.

932
T.
Taylor's, Mr. case of, blaspbemy,...... 110
Terah's, Abraham and, idols,

643
Test act, Methodist new, unjust and cruel, 711
Thebes, ruins of,

769
Thoughts on Christian boliness,....884, 976
Thunder storm, a remarkable, .. 911
Tucker's reply to Bakewell,

.1015
Tarkish empire, animadversions on Mr.
Marsden's thoughts on, ....... 804

U.
Uncharitableness reproved,

.......... 962

V.
Valley of the seasons,

55
Vaults, against interring in,

899
in favour of borying in, ......1012

W.
Watson, Bishop of Llandaff,..

312
Wellington, autograph of the Duke of,.. 216
Welslı, instruction of,

151
Wesleyan Methodist new test act, vindi-

cated, ....
Wesleyan Methodist new test aet, ex-
amined,

301
Wesleyan Methodist new test act, an old
obe,

496

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