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1173 Literary Notices.- Prices of Stocks, &c. 1174 Falsehood, or Facts opposed to Fiction, in a which is prefixed a Familiar Essay on the series of Letters to Douglas, the Author of Composition of a Sermon.-A Letter to a “No Fiction," by Lefevre. The design of Young Minister on Preaching the Gospel, these letters is to expose to public view a real &c. &c. statement of facts, in the principal character A Mother's Portrait, sketched soon after of the above popular religious novel ; to detect her decease, for the study of her Children, by the artful sophistry, the gross falsehoods, their surviving Parent, with a beautiful En. and the shameful calumnies, in the discordant graving, in 12mo. materials of which it is composed; to unfold Scripture Fragments, in Prose and Verse, the character and the different courtships, with numerous Cats, for Sunday Schools. with the contemptible vanity of Douglas, in The Progress of Infidelity, by the Rev. G. the portrait which he has drawn of bimself; C. Smith, of Penzance. the real and not the fictitious correspondence; Travels into the Arkansa Territory of North and to shew the absurdity of religious novels, America during the year 1819, by Thomas and the nonsense imposed upon the public, for Nuttall, F. L. Š. are just pablished. the gratification of passions under the baneful Shortly will be published, Vallis Vale, and influence of avarice and vanity.”

other Poems, by the Author of the Juvenile The above notice having been inserted in Poetical Moralist. several publications, seems to have reached The Cento, a selection of approved pieces the ears of Douglas, who has written to Lefe- from living Authors, post 8vo. vre on the occasion, threatening to expose him Mrs. Hannah More, the Portrait of this disby exhibiting his real correspondence. This tinguished Lady, painted by H. W. Pickersthreat has been resented by Lefevre, who has gill, A. R. A. and exbibited in the Royal Acaprinted the letter of Douglas, accompanying it demy last season, is now in the hands of an with a spirited reply in the language of fearless eminent engraver, for publication. defiance. On this pamphlet, as we expect it An entire new work, entitled “The Pleawill soon be followed by the work here an- sures of Human Life,” in twenty-four numbers nounced, we forbear at present to make any at sixpence each. observations.

Remarks on the first part of Paines Age of A local difference between two individuals Reason, by Samuel Drew, a new edition. can never, as an isolated fact, prove interest- A new edition of the Panorama of Science ing to the public; but when it becomes con- and Arts, in 2 vols. 8vo. with numerous Ennected with a work that has obtained a consi- gravings, by Jamcs Smith. derable degree of celebrity in the world, as is the case with “ No Fiction,” the combatants Average Price of Grain per Quarter, for the 12 leave the retreats of obscurity, and take their

Districts, from the Gazette. stand on more conspicuous ground. Independently of the individual characters which this

Wheat. Barley.Oats. Rye.Beans.Peas. s. d. s.

d. s. d. s. d. s. d. controversy must involve, the readers of “No

Oct. 26. 38 1 26 8 19 120 9 26 7 30 5 Fiction" will be amused on learning, in the issue, whether “ FICTION” shall retain or lose Nov. 2. 38 5 27 3 19 1120 7 26 i 30 0 its “No.”

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16. 39 2 28 4 19 8 18 10 26 7 28 5 Just published, a History of Preston-Guild, with a particular account of that in 1822; embellished with Plates and a striking Likeness of Average Prices of Sugar Number of Bankrupts. N. Grimshaw, Esq. from a Painting by Lons- Oct.30, 31s. Oşd. cwt. Octr. 29, dale.



Nov. 6, 30 43 The extraordinary affliction and gracious re

2, 5, 17 lief of a little Boy, supposed to be the effects of

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9, 12, 33 20, 290

16, 19, 28 spiritual agency; with observations on demo

16 niacal possession, and animadversions on Soperstition. By James Heaton. 8vo.


101 Serious Musings, in verse. By Jos. Jones, M.A. 8vo.

Price of Stocks, London, November 25. The Bible Catechism, arranged in forty di- Bank Stock, 2471,7 India Bonds, 42 pm. visions : all the Answers being in the words of 3 per Ct. Rd. 80% ] Ex. Bills, 2d. £1000, Scripture. By W. F. Lloyd. 12mo. The 3per,Ct. Cons. 814 80% same abridged.

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Ex. Bills, 2d. £500, Gleanings and Recollections, to assist the 3} per Cent. 92 Memory of Youth. By a Parent.

4 per Cent. 98 97 Š Do. small, 6 7 pm. Intellectual Converse, or Juvenile Asso- New 4 per Ct. 101 } Lottery Tickets, £21. ciation Improved; a sketch of Friendly Con- 是去

15s. ferences on the Existence of a supreme Long An. 20 9-16ths Cons.for Acc. 814 814 Being.


8081 The Best Choice, a Tale in verse, for Sabbath Scbools.

Price of Irish Stocks, November 19. A single Sermon, Sin removed by Christ, Bank Stock, 252. the Lamb of God, and Sinners directed to an Gov. Deb. 3 per cent. 91. all-sufficient Saviour. By Rev. John Peacock. Gov. Stock, 3) per Cent. 925

In tbe Press, the 3d and 4th volumes of the Gov. Deb. 5 per cent 7 1 Preacher; or, Sketches of Original Sermons, Do. Stock, Old 4 per Cent. chiefly selected from the Manuscripts of emi- Do. Stock, New 4 per Cent. 23 1} nent Divines of the Last Century, for the Use City Debentares, 5 per Cent. 343 of Lay Preachers and Young Ministers; to | Grand Canal Loan, 6 per Cent. 69%

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Prices of Foreign Stock in London, Novr. 25.
French 89 f. 89f. 891f.
Russian 6 per Cent. 82; Ex. 12}

(Metallic) of Baring, 82
of Silems, 803
of 1822, 86 87

Scrip, 85}
Austrian 84 to 85
Neapolitan 76 764
Ditto Scrip, 77 77}
Spanish of 1820, 701

of 1821, 60 59 59 58 $ å } 59
Scrip, of 1822, 44 5 51 6 53 54 )

Prussian of 1918, 8687

of 1822, 87}

Scrip, 86
Danish in & sterling 90
Ditto in Marcs Banco 88 874
Columbian 79 78 784
Chilian 78 77 4 1 76 77
Peruvian Scrip, 80
Pogbais Ditto, 69 70
American 6 per Cent. 92 89
Ditto 5 per Cent 96
Ditto 3 per cent 70
Ditto Bank Shares £21. 10s.




The period which has elapsed since our last publication, has not been distinguished by any interesting movements in our commerce. At the present moment a general dulness prevails. Although we are at some distance from the busy scenes where the diversified foreign loan operations seem to absorb universal attention, yet their influence is indirectly felt in this place. The high rate of interest, and the excitement caused by the sudden fluctuations, have had peculiar attractions; to parties connected with the money market, and most probably bave diverted many sums from being invested in mercantile speculations. It does not fall within our province to descant upon these subjects further than they interfere with our commerce, yet we cannot help hazarding the trite remark, that great prospects of gain are usually attended with much insecurity and risk.

The demand for Cotton is very languid, and the sales during the last four weeks only amount to 22,140 packages, inclusive of 3882 bales, which form the business of the week, ending this day ; and may be particularised as follows: d. d.

d. d. 1232 Bags of Bowed, from 64 to 709 Bags of Maranhams, from 10 to 10 407 New Orleans, 7 to 101 290


91 to 93 310 Tennessee & Alabama 6 to 7 12

Bahamas, 163 Sea Islands, 12 to 198 45

Carthagenas, 164 Pernambucco, 11 to 11% 110 Bengal,

6 to 6 357 Babias,

9} to 101 With so moderate an extent of business, a reduction of prices might naturally have been looked for; bowever, the holders do not seem inclined to relax in their demands, and consequently

do not press their stocks on the market. The week closes with a tolerable inquiry. Of the market, it may be said, that it now rules at about an advance of jd. on the extreme lowest point of depression.

There is much heaviness in the market for Colonial produce: the prices of British Plantation Sugar are barely supported. Coffee is rather drooping.

Rums are heavy of sale; during the present week 65 puncheons of common Leewards sold at 1s. 3d. per gallon.

Salt Hides. The sales during the last fortnight have been considerable, but the market is tending downwards, now that the export about to close : the market is generally lower for dry hides, except in superior qualities. The total sales, during the above period, are 15,769 dry Buenos Ayres Cow and Ox, from 10 d. to 115.; 4000 salted, from 6 d. to 6 d. per lb. ; 9400 dry Horse Hides, from 6s. ld. to 6s. 7d. each ; 700 dry West-India, at 8fd. per lb.; and 3200 dry salted Brazil, from 8 d. to 8 d.; likewise 1100 good American, at 5. per lb.

Ashes.- The active demand has subsided in some measure. Montreal Pots from 44s. to 45s. Pearls 48s.

Dye-Woods are far from being brisk, and prices are a shade lower.

The demand for Saltpetre is improving, from 29s. to 30s. per cwt. Turpentine is inquired for at 13s. 6d. per cwt, Tar firm.

Oils without particular interest. Newfoundland Cod Oil £23 per ton. Pale Seal Oil £27. Palm Oil £26.

The Tallow market is very flat; and there appears little confidence in the article.

Timber and Deals.-In these articles there appears a tendency to advance; and the dealers evince a decided disposition to purchase stocks. American Pine from 20d. to 21d. per cubit foot.

At our Corn market, a very ready sale continues to be experienced for Wheat, and appearances continue to favour a gradual and solid improvement; the speculators are also watching the market attentively. Barley and Oats are steady in price, but their comparatively high rates throw the consumption more on wheat; so that the deficiency on the crops of the former is likely to be less felt. There is at present no demand for Wheat or Flour under lock. The season is yet too early for any sale to be made in the imports of new Flax and Clover Seed.



Imperial Magazine;




THE CRUCIFIX AND GOLD CHAIN OF | six inches long, and four broad-some EDWARD THE CONFESSOR. esteeming it an accident, through the

carelessness and neglect of the workMR. EDITOR.

men in removing the scaffolds; others Sir,-If you think the accompany- thought it done out of design: but be ing narrative, extracted from a book it the one or the other, thus it conprinted in the year 1688, worthy a tinued for almost seven weeks, and place in your Magazine, it is much at was often viewed by divers of the your service. To me the account is church, before it was my good forquite new; to others of your readers tune to go thither; when, on St. Barit may not be so; and I shall feel naby's day, 1685, I met with two highly gratified if any further infor- friends, between eleven and twelve of mation can be obtained relative to the the clock, who told me they were existence of the reliques mentioned going to see the tombs; so I went in it.

along with them, informing them that

there was a report that the coflin of An Account of the Finding of the St. Edward the Confessor was broke ; Crucifix and Gold Chain of Edward the and coming to the place, I was desirConfessor, after 620 years' Interment, ous to be satisfied of the truth thereand presenting it to King James II. of. In order thereunto, I fetched a By Charles Taylor, Gent.-

ladder, looked upon the coffin, and “ So many and so various have found all things answerable to the rebeen the relations and reports con- port; and putting m hand into the cerning the finding and disposing of hole, and turning the bones which I the Crucifix and Gold Chain of St. felt there, I drew from underneath the Edward the King and Confessor, and shoulder-bones a Crucifix richly adornthose so fabulous and uncertain with-ed and enamelled, and a Gold Chain of ai, that in honour to truth, to disabuse | twenty-four inches long, unto which it the misinformed world, and to satisfy was aflixed; the which I immediately the curiosity as well as importunity of shewed to my two friends, they being my friends, I think myself under an equally surprised, and as much adobligation to give an exact account of mired the same, as myself. But I was this fact, which I shall do with the ut- afraid to take them away till I had acmost fidelity.

quainted the Dean; and therefore I “ In the chapel of St. Edward the put them into the collin again, with a Confessor, within the shrine erected full resolution to inform him. But to his most glorious memory, I have the Dean not being to be spoken with often observed (by the help of a lad- at that time, and fearing this holy der) something resembling a cofin, treasure might be taken thence by made of sound, firm, and strong wood, some other persons, and so concealed and bound about with bands of iron; by converting it to their own use; I and during the eighteen years I have went, about two or three hours after, to belonged to the choir of this church, one of the choir, and acquainted him it was a common tradition among us, with what I had found; who immedithat therein was deposited the body ately accompanied nie back to the or remains of holy King Edward the monument, from whence I again drew Confessor.

the Crucifix and Chain, and shewed “Now it happened, not long after them him, who belield them with adthe coronation of their present Ma- miration, and advised me to keep jesties, that the aforesaid coffin or them till I could have an opportunity chest was found to be broke, and an of shewing them to the Dean; so I hole made upon the upper lid thereof, kept them about a month, and having over against the right breast, about | no opportunity in all that time to No. 48.-VOL. IV.

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speak with the Dean, but hearing, in cramped together with large iron the meantime, that his Grace the wedges ; where it now remains as a Archbishop of York was in town, I testimony of his pious care, that no waited upon him with the Crucifix abuse might be offered to the sacred and Chain; who looked upon them as ashes therein reposited. great pieces of antiquity, ordering me “ I shall now endeavour to give as to wait upon him the next morning, exact a description of these rarities to attend him to Lambeth-house, that as I can possible: The Chain was full bis Grace of Canterbury might also twenty-four inches long, all of pure have a sight thereof: we went accord- gold, the links oblong and cariously ingly, and when I had produced them, wrought; the upper part whereof (to and his Grace had well viewed them, lie in the nape of the neck) was joinbe expressed the like conceptions of ed together by a locket, composed of them that my Lord of York had done a large round knob of massy gold, and before.

in circumference as big as a milledAbout the same time, that indus- shilling, and half an inch thick; trious and judicious antiquary, Sir round this went a wire, and on the William Dugdale, was pleased to wire about half a dozen little beads, give me a visit, desiring a sight there- hanging loose, and running to and of, (with whose request I willingly again on the same, all of pure gold, complied,) telling me that he would and finely wrought. On each side of make some remarks thereon.

this locket were set two large square “ Speedily after, the Dean going to red stones, (supposed to be rubies); Lambeth, bis Grace told bim at din- from each side of this locket, fixed to ner what he had seen, and informed two rings of gold, the chain descends, him they were still in my possession: and meeting below, passes through a upon his return to the Abbey, that square piece of gold of a convenient afternoon, about four of the clock, Ibigness, made hollow for the same was sent for, and Mr. Dean immedi- purpose: this gold, wrought into seveately took me along with him to ral angles, was painted with divers Whiteball, that I might present this colours, resembling so many gems, or sacred treasure to the King; and be- precious stones, and to which the ing introduced, I immediately, upon Crucifix was joined, yet to be taken my knees, delivered them to his Ma- off (by the help of a screw) at pleajesty, of which he accepted with much sure. satisfaction; and having given his “ For the form of the Cross, it Majesty a farther account in what comes nighest to that of an humettee condition the remains of the body of flory among the heralds, or rather the that holy King were, and opened the botony, yet the pieces here are not of Cross in his presence, I withdrew, an equal length, the direct or perleaving them safe in his royal posses- pendicular beam being nigh onesion:

fourth part longer than the traverse, “ At the time when I took the as being four inches to the extremities, Cross and Chain out of the coffin, I while the other scarce exceeds three; drew the head to the hole, and viewed yet all of them neatly turned at the it, being very sound and firm, with ends, and the botons enamelled with the upper and nether jaws whole, and figures thereon. The Cross itself is of full of teeth, and a list of gold above the same gold with the Chain; but an inch broad, in the nature of a coro- then it exceeds it by its rich enamel, net, surrounding the temples: there having on one side the picture of our was also in the coffin white linen, and Saviour Jesus Christ in his passion gold-coloured flowered silk, that look- wrought thereon, and an eye from ed indifferent fresh, but the least above casting a kind of beams upon stress put thereto, shewed it was well him ; whilst, on the reverse of the same nigh perished; there were all his cross, is pictured a Benedictine Monk bones, and much dust likewise, which in his habit, and on each side of him I left as I found. His Majesty was these capital Roman letters. pleased soon after this discovery to

“ On the right limb thus: send to the Abbey, and order the old coffin to be inclosed in a new one,

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Melancholy Effects of Seduction.


And on the left thus :

which we are destined to encounter P

are still more difficult to bear. There A С

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the bare description of our misfor“ The Cross is hollow, and to be tunes, which at once assuages the opened by two little screws towards violence of sorrow, and soothes the the top, wherein it is presumed some poignancy of wretchedness ; and relique might have been conserved. though the effect may prove as The whole being a piece not only of transient as that of oil poured upon great antiquity, but of admirable the tumultuous ocean, yet, like that, it curiosity; and I look upon this acci- doubtless tranquillizes our affliction, dent as

a great part of my good and for a time suspends our grief! fortune, to be made the main instru- Though I am not going to describe ment of their discovery and preserva- any marvellous incidents, or to delition."

neate any hair-breadth escapes, yet

from the relation of my misfortunes, Thus far Mr. Taylor's narrative; the unsuspicious may learn precauand I shall make only one observa- tion, and the inexperienced become tion upon it, which is the following:

wise. It may be doubted by some, whether My father, sir, was a physician of the coffin described above could have great eminence, in the populous town been that of Edward the Confessor, as of E- and who, aware of the adthe ornaments found in it may seem vantages which arise from a liberal to them, from the description, to have education, kindly bestowed it upon a been manufactured in a style not to be numerous family. In the law and the expected at so remote an æra: but church, my two elder brothers were we have the testimony of William of established; the two following ones Malmesbury, one of our first histo- had made choice of the army and rians, that very highly finished works navy; and as I always testified a great in gold and silver were the produce fondness for physic, my father uneven of our darkest ages; the Monks, reluctantly consented to gratify me. and among them St. Dunstan, were Having studied that branch for two celebrated for their skill in this branch years under my excellent father's of art; and curious reliquaries, finely tuition, I became a student in the wrought and set with precious stones, university of Aberdeen, where I were usually styled throughout Eu- spent five years in completing my rope, opera Anglica.

knowledge of the different branches of I am, your obedient servant, my profession: I then returned to

W. England on taking a satisfactory deLondon, October 25th, 1822.

gree. After having passed a few weeks in the bosom of my family,

eighteen months were spent in LonMELANCHOLY EFFECTS OF SEDUCTION, don, under the celebrated Doctor EXEMPLIFIED IN THE HISTORY OF N-, from which place I was re

called suddenly, by an account of my

respected father's dangerous illness. ALTHOUGH the following narrative Alas! I scarcely arrived in time to has, in some parts, much the appear- receive his last blessing, so rapid had ance of fiction, our correspondent been the inroads of the disease assures us that it is founded on fact, with which he was attacked; and the circumstances having been com- upon his death, I had the additional municated by one of the parties who misery of finding that my beloved suffered from the domestic calamity. mother and two sisters were left -EDITOR.

actually portionless.

The heavy expenses my father had MR. Editor.

incurred in the education of his cbilSIR,—Though the miseries of life are dren, united to my brother's unboundextensive and numerous, yet we are ed extravagance, had actually swallownaturally inclined to think that those ed up the profits of an eight-and-twenty under which we labour are unusually years' extensive practice. As our consevere; and that, however great may nections at E- were not only be the calamities of others, those numerous, but respectable, and as


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