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600,000 men. Encouraged by this manly the developenients of the two armies, by conduct on the part of Alexander, and nine o'clock in the morning (4th July) the alarıned by the continually progressive opposing fronts were warmly engaged, encroachments of Bonaparte both on his when the prowess of the rival Qations territory and independence, and perhaps seemed now fairly to be at trial before the also by some fresh requisition not yet world, and the superiority was greatly and known to the public, the king of Prussia gloriously decided to be our own. The has suuldenly and unexpectedly assumed a corps whic's formed the right of the advance warlike aspect, and the most strenuous ef- ed line wins the battalion of light infantry forts are making by him to be prepared commanded by Lieut Col. Kemp, consisting for the dreadful alternative to which he is of the light of the 20th, 27th, 5th, 58th, likely to be reduced, of contending with 61st, 81st, and Walleville's, together with the overgrown power of Fiance for his ca- 150 chosen battalion men of the 35th un. pital, if not for his crown. The prepara

der Major Robinson. Directis opposed to tions of Saxony and Hesse appear to be them was the favourite French regiment equally active. And Austria, though more jer, legere. The two corps at the dissilently yet probably no less sufficiently, tance of about 100 yards fired reciprocally is pursuing meascres wbich may put it in

a few rounds, when, as if by mutual agreeher power to avail herself of any opportu- ment, the firing was suspended, and in vity of recovering her power and conse- close compact order, and awful silence, quence. It has been reported that Bona. they advanced towards each other till their parte, in consequence of these movements, bayonets began to cross. At this momen-, has declared war against Prussia. That tous crisis the enemy became ippalled. report is probably premature. He ap. They broke, and endeavoured to fly, but it pears, however, to have countermanded was too late : they were overtaken with the return of bis troops from Germany. the most dreadful slaughter.". -" The

This state of things producing a coinmu- enemy fied with dismay and disorder, nity of interest between Prussia and Swe. leaving the plain covered with their dead den, has naturally produced a compromise and wounded." The left wing were equally of their late dispute. The duchy of Lauen- successful, and an attempt made by the burgh which the Swedish troops had been enemy to recover the day on that quarter forced to evacuate, has been restored to was entirely discomfited.

Our loss on their occupancy; and its ancient admini. this occasion was small compared with stration have resumed their fanctions in the magnitude of the victory. It consiste the name of his Britannic Majesty. In ed of one officer, three serjeants, and 41 consequence of this arrangement which men killed ; 11 officers, eight serjeants, removed the immediate cause of hostilities and 233 men wounded. The loss of the between the two powers, the blockade enemy, in the engageinent and subsequent of the Prussian ports has been raised by pursuit, is estiinated to have amounted in Sweden, and the embargotaken off all Prusa killed, wounded, and prisoners, to be besian vessels. Sweden may therefore be ex

tween live and 6,000 men. And the eflect pected to join cordially in any new confede. bas been, that both Calabrias have been racy which may be formed against France, delivered, for a time at least, from the

While these important events have been French yoke. Cotrone, which was their passing in the North of Europe, events of a principal depot, where they had also been character probably not less important, collecting the stores and ordnance necescertainly of a kind not less interesting sary for the invasion of Sicily, surrendered to British bosoms, have occurred in the on the 29th of July. A proclamation of South. A British force under General the king of Naples las con-tituted General Sir John Stuart, amounting to about 4,500 Stuart his vicegerent in Italy, a tiusti hich men, landed in Calabria, about the end of that brave officer has well eained, and June. General Regnier advanced for the which he bas employed in endeavouring to purpose of attacking and defeating tbem. alleviate the horrors of the species of wartare The attack, however, was anticipated by which has raged in Calabria, and wbich, on our troops ; and although the French force the part of the French, and after their exconsisted of 7,000 men, and was most ad. ample, on the part of the Calabrian peavantageously posted, yet the attack termi- santry, has consisted in indiscriminate nated, after a short but desperate struggle, pillage, conflagiation, and massacre. in its total defeat. The particulars are It is impossible for a Chiistian to con. thus related by Sir John Stuart. “ After template the transactions wh ch ve bave some loose firing of the dankers to cover now recorded, without emotions of deep re

gret and lively commiseration. And yet, a dreadful explosion. About 370 barrels impressed as we are with the goodness of of gunpowder, and about 1,600 shells, the cause in which we bave unsheathed the caught fire, and the consequent destruc. sword, there are views in which hey may tion, as might be expected, was dreadful. justly excite feelings of gratitude to the The adjacent houses, though built of stone, great Disposer of all events ; who, in bless- and immensely thick, were thrown into ing his Majesty's arms by land with so sig- ruins, and about 1,300 persons are supnal a victory, has probably doo more for posed to have perished, or to be dreadfully the security of our highly favoured island, maimed. Immense stones were thrown to than any additional naval success could a great distance, and did considerable in. have done. The event of the battle of jury to the shipping in the harbour, Maida must convince Bonaparte that whatever suecess may have attended the

BUENOS AYRES. French when opposed to other forces, they Accounts have been received of the cape are not invincible when they have to con- ture of this colony by bis Majesty's forces tend with the valour with which it has under Major General Beresford and Compleased the Almighty to nerve the hearts of modore Sir Home Popham, on the 27th of British soldiers, and the skill which he has June last. The number of men employed bestowed on those who lead them on to bat

on this expedition, did not exceed 1,500 ; tle. Is less heroism, than the plains of yet, although the force opposed to them Maida have witnessed, to be expected from was much greater, the conquest was at. us, in case we should have to combat on

chieved with very little difficulty, and with our own soil, and under the full influence the loss of only one man killed, and ten or of all those heart-stirring considerations, eleven wounded. By the terms granted to which the names of mother, wite, and the colony, all bona fide property of indivichildren, which the idea of our liberty, duals, Churches, &c. is to remain unmoour laws, our social conforts, our religious lested, the public archives to be preserve privileges, are calculated to inspire ? Let ed, the taxes to be collected for the present us be true to our God, and our God, who

as formerly, the Catholic religion to be re. ! bath hitherto so signally aided and sup- spected, the coasting vessels (of which there ported us, will not desert us in the hour of appear to have been 180 from 150 tons and our need.

downwards, valued at a million and a half Lord St. Vincent, with a squadron of men of dollars) to be given up to their owners, of war, has suddenly appeared in the Ta. and all public property to be delivered to gus, and diffused a very general alarm the captors. These terms, which were vothroughout Lisbon. The precise object of luntarily conceded on the part of the caphis mission to that place is not known : tors, are stated to have had a great effect but it is presumed to respect its security in impressing on the minds of the inhabifrom some menaced attempt of the French. tants a bigh sense of the generosity and hue

One of the first acts of the reign of king manity of the British Character. The pubLouis has been to suppress the paper lic treasure which had been taken, is stated called the Amsterdnm Evening Journal, to have amounted to upwards of a million and to prohibit the conductor of it from and a half of dollars. Since the inteligence being henceforth employed in any periodi- of this capture has arrived, cal work. This has been done by the council has been issued, placing the commere fiat of Louis. The reason assigned inerce between this newly acquired colony for it is his baring pretended to write from and Great Britain, on the same footing as authority, and having spoken on a certain the trade of our other West India colonies, day in July, in a light and unjustifiable and reducing the duties on imports (Germanner, of governments with which Hol- man linens excepted) from 344 per cent. land is at peace. It is at the same time de- ad valorem (the amount of the Spanish dua clared to be unlawful to speak in the name ties) to 127 per cent. We were happy to of the sovereign, or to censure ditferent find that the order of council strictly progovernments, otherwise than in speech, bibits the importing of any slaves for sale and that entirely within the domestic cir: into Buenos Ayres, or any of its dependencle. All who break this law shall be pu- cies, under pain of the forferture of all such nished as open disturbers of the public slaves, together with the vessels and their peace, and transgressors of their duties to cargoes from which such slaves were lande their sovereign.

ed. We regard this prohibition as a satise MALTA.

factory proof of the consistent attachmest On the 13th of July a magazine at Bar- of his Majesty's present ministers to those mola, opposite to La Valetti, blew up with sound principles by which bey bave uzi.

an order of

formly professed to be influenced, in their ground for anticipating a favourable result conduct with respect to the African from the promised agitation of that question Slave Trade ; and therefore as a strong in the ens 'ng session of parliament.

GREAT BRITAIN

Dr. Warburton has been promoted to the The negociations with France are not yet Bishoprick of Limerick, with the united (Sept. 27), brought to a close, although the Bishoprick of Ardfert and Aghacoe. general sentiment seems to be that they

DOMESTIC

INTELLIGENCE.

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. cannot long continue. The state of things

Jerome Bonaparte has contrived to elude on the Continent of Europe, seems to dis

all the squadrons which were sent in purcourage the hope of peace at present. suit of him, and to effect his escape into a The meeting of parliament, it is supe

French port. He parted from the rest of posed, will not take place till November. It his squadron soon after leaving the West has been prorogued from the 9th to the 29th

Indies, and in his way home fell in with the of October.

Quebec convoy, six of which he captured. The lamented death of Mr. Fox, which

He was chased for a considerable time by took place on the 13th instant*, bas neces

an English 80 gun ship, which had already sarily occasioned some changes in the Ca.

come within cannon shot, when the unfor. binet. Lord Howick (Mr. Grey) is ap

tunate loss of a mast obliged the English pointed Secretary of State for Foreigo Afo

vessel to give over the chase. No certain fairs; Mr. THOMAS GRENVILLE succeeds

account has yet been received of the fate of Lord Howick at the Admiralty ; Earl

the other ships of Jerome's squadron. The FitzwILLIAM yives up the Presidency of

Moniteur has published a faming bulletin the Council on account of his infirm state

of the successes which have crowned the of health, and his place is to be filled by cruize of this future Admiral of France, Lord SIDMOUTH; Lord HOLLAND succeeds

who seems to be completely reinstated in Lord SIDMOUTH as Lord Privy Seal. The

his brother's imperial farour. He has been President of the Board of Controul is not

created a prince of the blood since his reyet named.

turn.

Our China and Jamaica ficets bave ar* This event it is our intention to notice rived safely in this country. in our next number, with more particulari. The Leeward Island ficet consisting of ty than our limits will now permit us to do. near 300 sail has reached the Channel.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

Rev, Israel Lewis, M. A. vicar of Long Rev. George De Hague, B. D. Little
Ashton, &c. co. Somerset, Fuxcote R. near Wilbraham R. and Rev. John Hewitt,
Bath ; and the Rev. Frederick Gardiner, B. D. Granchester V. both co. Canıbridge,
Combhay R. also near Bath ; both vice and both vice Butts, dec.
Merewcather, dec.

DISPENSATION.
Rev. Thomas Oswell, first portion of
Westbury R. co. Salop, vice Psefinch, dec.

Rev. J. Chartres, M. A. master of the Rev. William Hutchinson, M. A. Mor- free grammar-schuol of Atherstone, co. thoe V. Devon, vice Vye, resigned.

Warwick, to hold West Haddon V. co. Rev. P. Du Val, Aufrere, Eccles. St.

Northampton, with Godmanchester V.,co. Mary next the Sea R.

Huntingdon.

OBITUARY.

Supt. 12. At Brighton, the Right Hon. Lord
THURLOW.

At Ficet, Lincolo sbire, the Rer. JAMES
ASHLEY, rector of that parish.

At Cheam in Sairy, in his 31st year, the Rev. JONATHAN PAYNE, minister of Dartmouth chapel, Blackheath, and after. uoou lecturer of St. Ann's, Blackfriars,

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The Rev. JOHN WEDDRED, vier nf St. Ai the lotwelis, aged 19, Miss Flats John the Baptist, Petei borong!, OD PRATT, daughter of the Rev. J. S. Pratt., canon of the cathedral

Aug. 2 t. Mrs. ESTHER CUTHBERT, re. The Rey, John HUTION, B. !

het the late Rev. E. Cuthbert, rector of Burton in Kenia!

Palpany, Essex, and joint minister of Long In his 73

ricre Chapel. rectorof. “* Axun wit costo Supt. 7. The infant dipolers of the Rer. of Hutton

J. W. tunningham, Oeklim, Surry. In his 71st year, the Rev. 4 GREA**

,! Rov. Mr. NicTCALF, of Thaip, near rector of Broughton A stly, Leicestershire, Iceds.

At Cambuuge, in his 70 year, the "ir. lei, Henry Roger DRUMMOND, M. A.
JAMES Goopwix, vicar of Lowesden, Tortor of Fawley, Hants.
Northamptonshire.

Ext: WILLIAM EUMISTON, mwy year
in his 430 year, the lov. JOHN WTA- Curre and lecturer ot St. Andre Under-
THERHEAD, late of Si. John's Clog sinthe
Cambridge.

Wooten-under-edge, Dorsctshire, a
The Rev.W's. WINDSOR PITżanvi

nuss fine child, Dared Joseph Pinel, ic rektor oi Arrow and Bewdescite, Warisiel norths old, was suffocated by a rai-in shire.

wish stuck in his throat, and caused id. The Rev. JOHN HOLDEN, Flow and tutca int death. of Sydney College. His death was caused Ir. BexJABITN BROWN, a clerk in the by i fins ! bis hutse.

employ of Mr. Crawley, of Broad Street, **;. SIDDU LPH, eldest daughter of the Bristal. While in the act of cougvína, he I v. T. Biddulph, minister of St. James' broke a blood vessel, xad expire imme. ristol

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WE have been under the unavoidable necessity of postponing the continuation of ile

Review of Bate's Christian Politics till next month.
R. S.; S. E. ; C. X. R. K.; VIGIL ; M. T. H.; will find a place.
CAROLUS ; CANDIDUS ; P. Th. ; J.S. S.; and J. A. are received. !!
We thank J. S. T. for his hints.
We highly respect the conseientiousness of ACADEMICUS, and shall be glad to assist bin

in deciding on the course which it becomes one in his circumstances to pursties, le

shall probably notice his letter in our next nuinber, We have received the second letter of Colonel S, It has pot produced ans

change in the sentiments which we formerly expressed. We can assure hiin of the perfect accuracy of what respects the Eulogy, the only point on which there soems to

be a variance of opinion. NULLus can hardly have bestowed common attention on the note to which he refers

(p. 229), or he would bave seen that we do not proscribe the term “ vile aflections,” when applied to its appropriate objects; but only blame the use of it when applied to warmth of teinper, or to sins of a different class froin those to which the Scriptures refer, when they use that term,

ERNITA in the present Number. P.541, col. 1. 1. 9, dele is.

25, for action read actions. col. 2, 1. 17 from bottom, for account read amount. P. 545, col. 2, 1. 6 from bottom, for one read our,

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To the Editor of the Christian Observer. a great share of integrity and pro

bity of mind; but he became so ex CORRESPONDENT having fa- tremely fond of the pleasures of gay A

voured us with a sketch of the life, and especially of attending life and character of Sir Matthew plays, that he was totally unfitted Hale, (taken from Bishop Burnet's for the pursuit of severer studies. account of him) we insert it with the He quitted the university after a reexception only of such parts as have sidence of three years, with an inbeen anticipated in the review of tention of entering into the army ; Mr. Thirlwall's new edition of the where it is not improbable that his works of Sir Matthew Hale, in our ruin would have been completed. last number.

But providence bad designed him to

fill a more important station, in ACCOUNT OF SIR MATTHEW HALE,

which his superior talents might Matthew Hale was born at Al have greater scope, and be exercised derly, in Gloucestershire, the first of more to the glory of his Creator and November, 1609. He was the only to the good of mankind. By the son of Sir Robert Hale, a Barrister wise persuasion of his friends he of Lincoln's-Inn; a gentleman of abandoned the thought of being a solgreat piety. He was early deprived dier, and in the twentieth year of his of the care and instruction of his age was admitted into Lincoln's-Inn. parents : his mother died when he Here the current of his youthful pas. was under three years old, and his sions was providentially arrested ; father survived her but two years. and he began to be deeply sensible Thus was he left an orphan, and cast of the folly of mis-spending life as he upon the providence of God, before had hitherto done, and applied himhe had attained the fifth year of his self to the study of the law with an age. He was committed to the care assiduity which is almost incredible. of Antony Kingscot, Esq. who took He is said for many years to have great pains with his education, and studied at the rate of 16 hours a sent him in his 17th year to Magda- day. The occurrence which about len Hall, Oxford, intending to bring this time was instrumental in prohim up as a divine. He had been ducing an entire change in the an extraordinary proficient at school, character of Mr. Hale was this. and for some time continued his Having been invited with some of studies with great ardour at Oxford. his fellow students to a party out of He had not, however, resided long town, one of the company drank so in college, before he began to be immoderately of wine, that he fell allured by the gaieties of the world ; down as dead before them. The and the university afforded him full whole company was much alarmed, scope for indulging the bent of his and Mr. Hale was particularly af. inclinations. He appears indeed to fected. He went into another room, have always abstained from gross and shutting the door, fell down on immoralities, and to have preserved his knees, and prayed earnestly to Christ. OBSERY. No. 58,

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