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displayed in the brightest colours—the Society for the Application ofChristian Morality to the relations of Social Life . In a country where so many deadly attacks hare been made upou the religion of the gospel , arid at a time when its benign influence is smothered or
perverted to the most unrighteous purposes , it is consolatory to learn the history of that small baud of genuine disciples who have kept alive , in the midst of superstition and priestcraft , the pure , enlightening flame of Christian love . The Society of Christian Morality is composed of members of different denominations
of Christians . Avoiding the discussion of those questions which relate to doctrines , it proceeds upon the principle of supporting Christianity as a great moral system , and extending its practical good effects by every possible means . It was joined by Catholics as well as ProtestantH , and furnishes a glorious example of that liberal spirit which can subdue party and sectarian feelings , and cooperate with heart and soul in the great objects of an enlightened philanthropy .
But of such noble , high-principled characters , bigotry is the sworn and bitter enemy . Full of hatred for new institutions and for every attempt to emancipate the human mind and teach the value of freedom and knowledge , the partisans of tyranny and superstition spared not this excellent man . He scorned to be indebted to such support
as might require a compromise of conscience , and called no man his friend who stood in the way of his disinterested efforts for the public good . No less than six public offices which he held gratuitously aud adorned by his virtues he was obliged to resign , and great was his regret at being separated from those children of adversity whom he cherished as his own .
The funeral of the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liaucourt took place on Friday , the 20 th of March , at the Church of the Assumption . A numerous assemblage of the Peers and Deputies of France , and a concourse of distinguished men of all classes were present from different parts of the kingdom on this affecting occasion . With the consent of the deceased
Duke ' s family , his body was to be carried to the grave by a band of young people who were pupils in the school of Chalons . Their deeji sorrow was soothed by the thought of performing the last sad duties to their benefactor and father ; no law forbade , no regulation of the police opposed this tribute of popular respect , honourable alike to
him who was the object of it / and to those who desired to pay it . Can it be believed , or can it be read with patience , that a police and a military officer united their influence to disappoint and exasperate the public mind , and actually employed an armed force to keep the people from shewing their fervent gratitude ? Some of the citizens were knocked down , covered with mud , and even wounded * The funeral procession became a scene of bloodshed . The honoured remains
were overthrown into the kennel , and were with difficulty replaced upon the hearse ! At the gate of Clichy , where the body was removed to a carriage which was to convey it to Liancourt , M . Charles Dupin , a Member of the Academy of Science , pronounced an eloquent discourse , which , we regret to say , has not been
preserved ; he proved himself the faithful organ of the different sentiments which agitated the hearts of the assembled multitude . The Chamber of Peers , in their sitting of the 31 st of March , resolved upon the motion of the Duke de Choiseul , that proper steps should immediately be taken for inquiring into the cause of the disturbance which took
place at the obsequies of the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt , aud a report made thereupon to the chamber . We hope to see some account of the long aud useful life of this excellent citizen and virtuous man . Concerning that society which has peculiar claims to be distinguished in a work like the Monthly Repository , we are able to give some interesting details from another source . They shall appear in an early number . S . R .
Bayes Cotton , Esq . June 14 , at his house iu Ketuhcorth , Bayes Cotton , Esq ., in his 71 st year . It was the honour of this excellent person to be descended on both sides
from ancestors distinguished by piety , learning , usefulness , and an invincible attachment to religious freedom . * He lived in far happier times than some of them , but be inherited their spirit ; he acted upou their principles , nor sacrificed
? For notices of members of the family of Bayes , see Hunter ' s Hallawshire , Kippia * Life of Lardner , Touloiiw ' s of Neal , and Morgan ' s Memoir * of Dr . Price . In Toulmin ' * Hist , of DiswUer , ( pp . 255—258 , ) i * a very impwssfw account of the Rev . Thomas Uottm .
Ofatuary . —Bdyes Cotton , £ gg . ( HP
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 611, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/59/