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bers into the Commons House of Parliament . To what extent his views of reform were carried , or what modification they may have undergone in the long period duriug which the question has been under discussion , I have not the means of judging ; but the same principle which urged him to support pojmlar interests , since , by so doing , he
would best support the balance of the constitution , would have induced him equally to maintain the just rights of the Throne , had he seen them invaded . And
when the country armed in its defence in the year 1803 , Mr . Shore appeared in the novel character of a military officer , and raised a company of volunteers , chiefly from amongst his own tenantry and dependants , whose services were accepted by the Crown .
Activity of body , no less than activity and energy of mind , belonged to Mr . Shore . He enjoyed through his long life an enviable state of health , and that evenness and elasticity of spirits which
belong peculiarly to those who are conscious to pure intention , to beneficial action , and who have the hope which religion gives . He sunk very gradually into the tomb . His was truly a green old age . There was the freshness and
the floral hues of youth upon his countenance ; but the bent form and the few crisp hairs of silvery whiteness shewed that he was a man of many days . Mr . Shore had married , about the time when he settled at Meersbrook , the only daughter of Freeman Flower , Esq ., of Clap-
ham , in Surrey ; and his decliulng years were soothed by conjugal affection and by filial tenderness , and he has departed full of days and honour , enjoying the undiminished regard of his friends , and the high admiration of Till who cau honour worth and a wise consistency .
Mrs . Bayley , N " ov . 22 , at Chichester , after a few days' illness , Mrs . Bayley , in the 51 st year of her age . The sufferings of this lamented member of the Unitarian Church were most severe , and deeply agonizing to the " affectionate friends who witnessed what she endured , while anticipating the loss they themselves were
about to experience ; but the fortitude she evinced , and the calmness with which she looked forward to her great change , were well calculated to mitigate in part their sorrow , from the feeling they inspired that she was fully prepared to meet her God . Death , indeed , in her case , seemed to be swallowed up in victory ; and truly edifying was the proof
she gave by her placid confidence and devout aspirations , that , whatever some may think , or pretend to think , of the inefficacy of Unitarian sentiments in the prospect of dissolution , there is belonging to them a consoling influence and dignified character in a dying hour , and that those who really have lived by the rules of the Unitarian creed , may die with magnanimity while relying on its hopes .
70 Intelligence . — Unitarian Association .
United Committee . The United Committee for conducting the application to Parliament for the Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts , worthily closed its labours on Monday , 15 th of December , by the unanimous adoption of the following resolution :
" That although this Committee abstained , during the late application to Parliament , from any coalition with other applicants , they cannot separate without expressing their earnest desire for the entire abolition of all laws interfering with the rights of conscience , and attaching civil disabilities to religious Jaith and worship .
Unitarian Association . At a Meeting of the Committee of the British and Foreign Uuitariau Association , held Dec . 11 , 1828 , It was resolved , ** That it appears to this Committee , that the friends of religious liberty are imperatively called upon , at the present cri&is , to declare their principles , and to seek to carry them into etfect by all constitutional means .
" That thus Committee deem it their duty to renew the declaration frequently made by the Uuitariau -Association , that entire and unrestricted liberty of religious faith and worship is the light of every human being , and that this right
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1829, page 70, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2568/page/70/