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to the Hebrews. St. Peter uses a style which, in any uninspired writer, would have been called Cant; for he speaks of his name, his person, his blood, his promises, as all precious, -exceeding precious to the believer; and well am I persuaded, that the true and only reason which makes the language of inspiration appear too bold and presuming is, that we are not filled and animated, as the first disciples were, with the love of Jesus. It is true, these terms may be assumed and abused by hypocrites ; but go to the death-bed of the triumphant Christian, where hypocrisy and cant can have place no more ; hear the dear name of Jesus reverberating on his feeble lips, till the departing spirit takes up the dying sound, and flies with it to the realms of glory.

PHILO.

ADVERTISEMENT EXTRAORDINARY!
PLENTY OF WORK AND SCARCITY OF HANDS.

Wanted immediately, IN THE SERVICE OF KING IMMANUEL, A vast number of active Young Men and Women of a right spirit, who are not afraid of work. No idlers, no drones, no fine-fingered gentry, afraid of soiling their delicate hands,—but labourers, who will find their reward in their labour, and their meat and drink in their service.

Plenty of work!.- Potent enemies, great oppositions and difficulties to encounter ; sin, and its attendant wretchedness gaining ground with alarming strides ; thousands of immortals hurrying along the broad road to everlasting ruin, in want of faithful ministers to warn them of their danger ; thousands of poor children in the Sunday-schools, apparently, eager to hear and learn the words of eternal life, in want of instructors ; - in soune places, fitiy or sixty collecting together, and no teacher to meet them, obliged to return home! The state of th2 villages, &c. is, in this respect, deplorable in many instances. llark! the groans of deep distress from the wretched abodes of poverty and want !-See pale Sickness stretched, latiguishing on her humble couch of miserable straw ! - Sce the death-stru k sinner, alarmed at the approach of the King of Terrors, witli pallid countenance, stretch the nerveless arm, and call for the soft hand of humanity and Christian love, to wipe off the lear ofanguish, and point to realms of everlasting life and bliss! Rouse from your lethargy, ye laay Christians, and come to your work.

Plenty of employ for all ranks and conditions ; something for every hani to do. The poor children in the Sunday schools, &c. without sufficient clothing to shield them froin the piercing winds and pinching cold of inclement winter : some without shoes or stockings, — some without hats, &c. Those who cannot contribute liberally, can lend a hand to mend old garments, &c. If you cannot give a talent, there is no one but has a mite to contribute. You can do something. Are there none will come forward like men, and nobly volunteer their services, and sacrifice a little of their time and ease? The time is short,—the day is far spent, -- the work is great and arduous, the night is at hand, when no man can work ; up and be doing therefore, for there is neither knowledge nor de. vice, nor work in the silent grave, to which you are rapidly passing. Opportunity once lost, lost for ever!

Great wages and good encourageinent will be given to faithful servants; namely, the pleasure arising from the work, the approbation of conscience (one hour of which outweighs the workl)- the joy arising from the consideration of being made instrumental to the salvation of immortal souls, an inheritance, a kingdom, a crown of eternal life, the reward of grace.

MINIMO Minor. P. S. Apply to the servants of IMMANUEL, in town and country.

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BILL OF MORTALITY

IMPROVED.

To the Editor, Sir, The publication of a bill of mortality annually, appears to me a wise and

a pious measure, calculated, not merely to aid the researches of the philosopher, but to improve the meditations of the Christian. It seems almost impossible to contemplate the ravages of death without religious emotions, especially if such a paper be accompanied with suitable remarks. I have, therefore, long wished to see an article of this kind in your Miscellany ; and if you think the following Extract and Reflexions likely to be useful, they are very much at your service.

z. An Extract from the General Bill of Christenings and Burials

in London, from Dec. 15, 1801, to Dec. 14, 1802; according to the report made to his Majesty by the parish-clerks. Christened,

Buried. In the 97 parishes within the walls 1189

1305 17 parishes without the walls 47 16

4219 - 23 out.parishes of Middlesex and Surry 9329

899 10 parishes of Westminster 4689

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Males
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Males 9889
Females 9190

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some without shoes or stockings, - some without hats, &c. Those who cannot contribute liberally, can lend a hand to mend old

garments, &c. If you cannot give a talent, there is no one but has a mite to contribute. You can do something. Are there none will come forward like men, und nobly volunteer their services, and sacrifice a little of their time and ease? The time is short, the day is far spent, - the work is great and arduous, the night is at hand, when no man can work; -- np and be doing therefore, for there is neither knowledge nor de vice, nor work in the silent grave, to which you are rapidly passing. Opportunity once lost, lost for ever!

Great wages and good encouragement will be given to faithful servants ; namely, the pleasure arising from the work, the approbation of conscience (one hour of which outweighs the workl)— the joy arising from the consideration of being made instrumental to the salvation of immortal souls, an inheritance, a kingdom, a crown of eternal life, the reward of grace.

MINIMO MIxor. P. S. Apply to the servants of IMMANUEL, in town and cou ntry.

BILL OF MORTALITY

IMPROVED.

To the Editor. Sir, The publication of a bill of mortality annually, appears to me a wise and

a pious measure, calculated, not merely to aid the researches of the philosopher, but to improve the meditations of the Christian. It seems almost impossible to contemplate the ravages of death without religious emotions, especially if such a paper be accompanied with suitable remarks. I have, therefore, long wished to see an article of this kind in your Miscellany ; and if you think the following Extract and Reflexions likely to be useful, they are very much at your service.

2.

An Extract from the General Bill of Christenings and Burials

in London, from Dec. 15, 1801, to Dec. 14, 1802; according to the report mude to his Majesty by the parish-clerks. Christened,

Buried. In the 97 parishes within the walls 1189

1305 17 parishes without the walls 47 16

4219 23 out-parishes of Middlesex and Surry 9329

9978 10 parishes of Westminster 4689

4.77

Males
-Fein ales

Total 19918

Males 9889)
Females 9190

10564 9354

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The Diseases, &c. which have carried off the far greater number,

are these : Abortive and Still-born 4.57 Inflammations

635 Aged 1452 Lunatic

125 Apoplexy and Suddenly 266 Measles

559 Asthma 639 Mortification

336 Consumptions 4078 Palsv

110 Convulsions 3503 Small-Pox

1579 Cough and Huoping-cough 1004 Teeth

363 Dropsy

815 Casualties,-including Broken Fevers

2201 Limbs, Falls, Drowned, and Gout 107 Suicides

307 Jaundice

77 The Periods of Life in which the foregoing number have died : Under two years

5925 Between fifty and sixty 1885 Between two and five 2379

sixty and seventy 1353 five and ten

892

seventy and eighty 896 ten and twenty

523

eighty and ninety 369 twenty and thirty 1199

ninety and 100 62 thirty and forty 1782 One hundred, or more

2 forty and fifty 2112

REFLEXIONS. 1. In reading this bill, it is natural to reflect on that remarkable equality which, by the providence of God, is preserved, as to the nunber of each sex born into the world.

The number of males to that of females, is nearly ten to nine. I believe it is frequently still nearer to a level; but as more males are usually cut off by war and their various bazardous employments, a provision seems to be made for it.

2. The number of births and burials are nearly equal : 19918 and 19579. Probably, if we consider, that many sick persons retire into the country and die there, the inequality would be still less.

3. it is affecting, to observe what a great number of infants die. Almost half the deceased in this bill, were removed before they had lived five years. Thus death continues to reign over myriads of the human race, who have not simned after the similitude of Adam's transgression. Painful reflexion; yet alleviated by the thought, that they" are taken away from the evil to come.”

4. In this list we observe more than 1000 who died between twenty and thirty ; at a period in which animal gratifications and the pleasures of the world are most eagerly pursued ; many, probably, the victims of vice. Olet not the young presume on numerous years! O let them tiee from youthful lusis, which war against ihe soul!

5. A glance at the table of diseases, convinces us, in a bioment, of the dreadful evil of sin, which opened a door to such

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