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fecting instance of the vanity « £ human expectations , and serves t 6 mock | jhe nothingness of all sublunary honours . The " Iifchiortal Nelson" ( such is the flattery of - worms to their fellow-Worms- ) w $ 8 £ £ ut off in the midst of the vfery victory which , crowned him" as a hero . -Kis Immediate heir was his
brother , a Clergyman , whos t : * profession prevented him ; in a measure , from maintaining the lustre of the hero ' s name , and whdm , it is said , other circtemstances ( not to be here plainly- stated ) debarred him from rising to any v « ry high clerical dignity . His only son seemed born to sustain the honour of the fa * -
mily , and to enjoy the munificence of a ' grateful . nation *~ a princely , fortune , and the highest distinctions awarded him .
REPORT OF THE DEPUTATION OF THE HIBERNIAN SOCIETY . [ Amoiigs # other improvement !^ which we haye projected in the Monthly Repos : toryy it fe our intension to lay before ^ our readers , as regularly ' - ' and as early -as our arrangements will permit , Abstracts of the Reports of
Religious and Philanthropic Societies , accompanied with Remarks . As the labour of this new department of our work Will press heavily upon us , \ re request the assistance of * our intelligent corre * s £ 6 ri&p nts . Jt £ r > iTofc /| Tu £ Hibernian' Society , for the diffusion of religious knowledge in Ireland , by means ; of ^ tntf ri&inistry of tfce gospel , or tracts ; an < l of schools , whose
establishment we noticed in our first volume , page ? T&fc- appointed a Deputation . to visit Ireland' during the course of the last suninifer >< whose Report we announced for publication in vour second volume , page 5 O 4 . This Report is now in out hands , tt is an 8 vo . pamphlet of 64 pages , and is published by Williams and Smith . - - " ,- : ¦¦ - ulfr . '
TThe Deputation consisted of S . Mills , Esq : of London ; Treasurer to the Society s " Rev . D » ' Bogue , of . Gosport ; Rev . iOT . Charles , of Balarapd plev , J * Hugil % s , of Battersea . > ithdx Report is , with : a few exceptions bjf ^ ljijfeidky and obscurity ,: well drawn tip , fend is cradWibie to their spirit a ^ d vl ^ . Ic H sober attd Woderzte , * ridi # it derives
What earthly situation could b « more enviable ? B ^ t , alas ! deiith is not to be bribed ^ or soothed by fortune . The distinguished youth has been called to follow hid illustrious and heroic uncle to the ^ tomb ; and his disappointedr fain tiy are left to wouder that the- ^ ward «
of Providence , arid those of himaan s&-nates , are $ 0 widely dissimilar ^ Were the day of Nelson ' s foil to he marked * like that of Charles ' s martyrdom , as a holiday in . our calendars , we wbulji
propound ? t to otir ^ vines , who made themselves so memorable by their sermons in celebration of the victory off Trafalgar , whether the melancholy occasion rfiightnot be suitably improved by the serious consideration of Bii 4 ad / s prophecy , Job . xviii . IQ .
little interest from minute particularities has at least little of the invidiousriess o £ fubomeness which sometimes accompanies such statements . The gentlemen of the Deputation ad «* vert very cautiously to the political state of Ireland , but it is evident , from ' many
passages of" the Report ^ that they consider her as a rt ^ uch-wro nged country ; and that they regard a mild and tolerant system of policy as necessary to her tranquillity and security . They tell us , in common with all men of sense and humanity , that the papists are not to be ?
converted by rigour , and' that penal religious laws defeat their own end . Would to God the English Court were accessible to reason and persuasion ; and that , by any deputation , by any argument and remonstrance , our protescant ministers of state could be converted to *
a knowledge of the first principles of Christianity ! ^ he Deputies © pent a month . in > Ireland ? taking difierent rputes - -T ^ tey were well deceived . They exhort their constituent to continue to increase their -efforts , and encourage them to hope fc r the ultimate accomplishment of the object of their association . r
Ireland i $ yet ' in a feverish state r and we fear the pre ^ otiption ^ of the iJNTo Pcperjr physicians will fotce h&Vy ttfto * » dangerous <^ 8 ifo » Alarms oi insurrection ' jpsentiil&& Dc ^ at * tion first reached itf / and tt ^ Wofpjia augmented : they corisratu ^ t ^ tii « m *
Hibernian Report * 51
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1808, page 51, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2388/page/51/