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Turkey, and much likewise is sent to annual importation at Marseilles wij Livornu, Trieste, Venice, and Mar- estimated at 5 or 6,0001. seilles: the lasi-mentioned place had for Gold Dust. The same caravans carry its share formerly to the value of froin that valuable dust as it is gathered on 150 to 2001.

the borders of the rivers in the inver Balsam of Mecco. Many of the pil- parts of Africa, to Egypi, in very consigrims returning from Mecca, bring small derable quantities; and it is therefore quantities of this balsami with them, supposed that this metallic substance is and value it at a high price. That it as plentiful in the inner parts of Africa was sold by the ancients for its weight in as in America. gold, is, however, well known: though very Ostrich Feathers. Besides the large little is brought into Europe, it may easily quantities of ostrich feathers which are be procured at Cairo. "The American received at Marseilles from Tripoli and balsam is justly preferred, as being less Tunis, Alexandria also supplies the same expensive, but not less efficacious.

place every year to the value of from Aloes. There are different kinds of 2000 to 2, 2001. aloes; some are brought to Suez by sea, Myrobolans, the fruit of a tree growing and others are carried to Cairo in ca. in Indostan, and inuch used for physic tavans from the interior parts of Afri- in Europe, comes in inuch greater quallca; much of it is sent to the ports of tities round the Cape, than by the Red Turkey and Italy. The quantity for- Sea. The merchanis established at Cairo merly received at Marseilles may be va- were in the habit of sometimes buying lued at from 150 to 2001. every year. and transporting them to Marseilles,

Turmeric is the root of a plant growing Leghorn, Trieste, and Venice, at very in the East Indies, particularly in the low prices. island of Ceylon, and the coast of Mala- Pellelory, the root of a plant called bar; from thence it is carried to Mecca, antheniis pyretrum, growing in Arabia, and afterwards to Suez. It is in great is received in very trifling quantities in repute in India, as well for its medicinal Marseilles from Fyypt. virtues, as the ineans of heightening the Worm Seed (artemisia judaica), the colour of cochineal. Very little of it seed of wormwood growing in Arabia, comes to Marseilles, or the Italian ports. is also conveyed to Marseilles by the

Poison-Nuts (strychuus nux vomica), way of Egypt in small quantities : some the fruit of a tree growing in Ceylon call it semen contra or santonicuin. and the coast of Malabar, and trans- Hermaduciyls, the roo's or bulbs of a ported by water to Egypt: used to be species of iris tuberosa, growing in Arapurchased at Marseilles to the yearly hin, passing through Egypt, comes in amount of from 100 to 1501.

small quantities to Marseilles. Ebony Berries (cocculi indici), the Ginger (zedoary or selual). These small fruit of a plant (inonospermuin roots, which have hitherto come to us coccalus) growing in the East Indies, directly froin India, may also be proand carried by sea to Egypt, were an- cured at Cairo, where they are indeed nually exported from that country to often bought by Furopean merchants; Marseilles, in quantities equal to the and this is the case with almost all the value of 10001.

productions of Indostan, which are geEbony is not at present brought into nerally to be found in Egypt. Egypt by the caravans from the inner Slaves. It is not here necessary to menparts of Africa in the same quantity as tion the negro slaves carried every year formerly, which may either be the con- by the merchants of Barbary and Nubia sequence of the decrease of its consump- Sina to Cairo, and hence spread over tion, since hard and flame-coloured every quarter of the Ortoman dominious; woods from America are in equal estima. their value being much inferior to those tion, or of the scarcity of the trees which purchased by Europeans on the west produce it in these countries.

coast of Africa, for the use of the West Ivory. The teeth of the elephant are India settlements. The number of black brought of different sizes into Egype by slaves seen at the markets of Cairo is ibe caravans from the inner parts of very trifling; for the Turks prefer whitte Africa; some of these teeth weigh more slaves in every respect, and Europeans than a hundred pounds. Great numbers are quite excluded from that detestable were sent to the Italias ports, and she trade. MoniILY Mac. No. 203.

S MEMOIRS

MEMOIRS AND REMAINS OF EMINENT PERSONS.

THE

MEMOIRS of the IATE REV. ples of false grammatical construction
JOSEPII BARNES,

which are given in it from Hunie, and Ry the Rev. Josep! BEALEY. other authors of established celebrity. In HE lale Rev. Dr. Barnes was born the summer of 1768, the Rev. Thomas

at Warrington, in the connty of Barnes, for so he was now become, left Lancaster, on what was then called the the academy; having gone through his first, but now the thirteenth, day of Fe- course of studies there with great honour bruary, in the year 1747. His maternal to himself, and given full satistaction to grand ather was the Rev. Thomas Blin- his tutors, both by las general behaviour, ston, an eininently pious and useful mis

and by his proficiency in all those branches nister of the gospel among the Non.cun. of learning to which his attention bad furtoisis, for whom the Protestant dis- been directed, and which are usually senters' present place of worship at Park studied by candidates for the ministry Lane, near Iligan, was originally built. among the Protestant dissenters of this llis father, Mr. William Barnes, died kingdom, in their inost respectable sewhen he was young; nut more than three minaries of education. His first settleyears old. His mother, however, Eliza- ment in the ministry, which took place heth Barnes, dauglicer of ihe above-nen. iinmediately upon his leaving the acadetioned worthy divine, was a very pious my, was at Cockey Moor, near Bolton, and excellent woman; and, under her in his native county; and in the following tender care and good instruction, he was, year, he was there reguiarly set apart to in his early youils, brought under very ine sacred office, by ordination, for serious impressions of religion. In con. which service he continued, through life, sequence of the views and feelings which a strenuous advocate. From his Grst were thus excited in his inind, he soon entrance upon the work of the Christian discovered a strong inclination to the ministry, be applied to the discharge of sacred office of the Christian ininistry. its important duties with uncommon zeal lie was accordingly exlucated with a view and diligence, and his labours were to this employmeni, first at the grainmar. crowned with correspondent success. school in his native town, ouder the During his continuance at Cockey Moor, Buition of the late Rev. Mr. Owen, who which was nearly twelve years, the con. is well known to have been an excellent gregation was much more than doubled, classical scholar; ther', under the care probably more than trebled in number of of the Rev. Philip Holland, who kept its members, under his pastoral care ; a very respectable boarding-school at and he was an eminently useful labourer Bolton, in which place be went in the in the vineyard of his master, though in year 1761; and hence he reinoved, in a plain country situation. lo May the summer of 1764, to the academy at 1780, he removed to Manchester, and Warrington, of whieb the Rev. Dr. dikin became connected there, in the pastoral was, at that time, principal tutor, a relation, with one of the largest, gentleman equally distinguished by his wealthy, and respectable congregations learning and piety, and for whose ine- among the Protestant dissenters, of what mory his pupil, the subject of this me- is called the Presbyterian denomination moir, always expressed the highest vene. in this kingdom; and in this connexion ration. He was also upon terms of very he continued during a period of'opwards considerable intimacy, during lis acade of thirty years, to the time of his cleath. mical course of studies, and particularly llere also he approved himself a faithful, in the latter part of it, with the late Dr. zealous, and affectionate pastor, and will Priestley, who was then a tutor in the held in very high estimation, not only by department of the languages and belles. the people of bis inmediate charge, but lettres, in the Warrington Acadeiny, and also by che inhabitants of the rown in assisted him materially in some parts of general, His regular the Radiments of English Grainmar, bun to perfurm one public service on the which the doctor published about this pe- sabbath; but, not long after his settle. riud, particularly in collecting the exam- ment in Alauchester, in the winter of 1782, he voluntarily undertook an even- ohject of his attention to the time of his ing service or lecture, which soon began death, and in the conduct of which his to be very nunerously attended, and a»!siance las beth generacy considered which he regularly continued every sab- and acknowlerlyed tro be of gri at use. bath evening in the winter season, till

1782,

most

only called

The Rev. Dr. Barnes undubtedly pose the declining state of his health, in con- sessed both natural abilities and acquired Junction with the circumstance of his attamments, which qualified him to have having the whole seguiar duty of the con distinguished himsel' in the literary world, gregation devolved upon him, through and he had a considerable raste for those the indisposition of his colleague, induced studies and pursuits which might have his friends, about the middle of last led to this result; in proof of which is winter, to insist upon his enher decli- may be mentioned that he was one of the ning the lecture, or having assistance first proinoters of the Manchester Liteprocurer for him in the other parts of rary and Philosophical Socie:y; and that che duty, in which circumstances lie chose for several years, he took an active part the former alternative, thinking it the in its proceedings, and wrote several Biore expedient measure, upon the whole, papers, which were published in the early though the evening lecture was his fir- volumes of its memoirs, which his friend, Fourite service, and that which he thought Dr. Percival, who was certainly a coinmore useful than any other which he per- petent judge of their merit, considered formed. It has, for several years past, to be su far creditable to his literary rebeen attended by an audience amounting putation, that he repeatedly urged ling to upwards of 2000 in number, consisting to revise and enlarge them, and to pub. chietly of respectable, serious, and atten. lish them in a separate volume; but with tive hearers, of different denominations this recommendation, though it came of religious professors. In the beginning from so respectable a quarter, he never of the year 1784, the subject of tinis me complied. Some circumstances after moir had the degree of D. D. conferred wards arose, which, lovether with che mula upon him by the University of Edinburgh, tiplicity of his other engagements, induupon the voluntary, and, on his part, ced him to discontinue his attendance of ensought recommendation of friends, the meetings of the society just mentioned, who were well able to appreciate his lite- and since that time he his not taken any tary attainments, and whose testimonial further part in its proceedings. He was to them cousequently reflected upon him a good classical scholar, read and studied great honour. Or this measure the late the New Testament in particular, in the Dr. Perci, al was the principal promoter. original Greeli

, with great care and miNot long after ibis, the Rev. Dr. Barnes mure critical attention; was ible to read *as induced, by the solicirations of liis the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Testa, friends, to undertake, in conjunction with

ment with considerable ease, and had a his colleagle in the pastoral office, the very general knowledge of what is called Rev. Ralph Harrison, the important polite literature; but he did not devote charge of an academical institution in much attention, at least in the latter part Manchester, upon which he entered in of his Hte, to philosophical subjects; as the suminer of the year 1736, and over it was a matter of principle with him to which he presided, as principai, with make all his studies subservient to the great credit to himself and utility to the great object of ministerial usefulness; public, till the year 1798, when he deo and amidst all his other engagements and termined to resign it, in consequence of avocations, he always discharged ine the difficulty which he had tor some

duties of his sacred office with unicumtime experienced in maintaining in so mon Zeal, fidelity, and diligence. Ile large a town as Manchester, where there was very remarkable for the regular dise are so many temptations to tissipation, tribution of viis time, for the strict applithat regular and'scrict discipline which cation of it to the several duries and en. he wished to support. His acuire mind, gagements to winch it was allowed, for however, was always ready to embrace punctuality in the observance of all his every opportunity of usefulnes; and after appointments, and for neglecting no sine his retirement from the academy, he be- ge person or object to a bich bis attengan to take a lively interest in the con- tion was due. He has an uncommonly cerns of the Manchester lifirmary, fertile mod, great quickness of concepwhich contioued to be a very favourite 'tion as well as readiness of expression,

and

and composed with wonderful facility, exemplary. The most distinguishing . 90 that writing was rather a pleasure than feature of it was his fervent piety, and to a work of labour to him; and he has ac- this were added the strictest integrity and tually written inany hundreds of sermons uprightness, both of mind and conducta which he never preached, and other great disinterestedness; and an ardent serious compositions which have lain active benevolence, which made him dormant in his study. Beside the pieces always ready to every service by which ahove-mentioned, which were inserted he could either benert or oblige others. in the Memoirs of the Manchester Lite He was particularly liberal in the relief rary and Philosophical Society, never of the poor, with whose necessities he published anything but a Discourse upon was acquainted. In his general disposithe commencement of the academy which tion, he had great natural vivacity, as he undertook to conduct, a Funeral Sera well as an habitual cheerfulness founded mon upon the death of his friend the upon religious principles and hopes cone Rev. Thomas Thretkeld, of Rochdaic, stantly influencing his mind; and his with some Account of his Life, and partie manners were reinarkably conciliating, cularly of his extraordinary meinory, such as actually engaged ihe esteem and annexed to it, and some smaller Pieces afecuon of all who had the happiness of which have been given to the public knowing him. His conversation was pe. without his name, chiefly in different pe- culiarly interesting and entertaining, yet riodical works: but though Dr, Barnes always of a perf.ctly innocent, and geneJias published so little, he has written rally of a profitable, nature and tendency. more than most men; probably the truth He exceedingly disapproved of all ludi. would not be exceeded by saying as much crous allusions to the holy Scriptures, in as Richard Baxter himself wrote, in the particular; and of a light way of speaking course of his uncommonly active and la- of sacred things in general; and he was burious life. Considered as a preacher, himself scrupulously careful never to open he possessed great excellencies. He had bis lips upon any serious subject, and, A strong and sonorous voice, his sermons especially, never to mention the name of were serious and striking, and he deli- God, without a becoming seriousness and vered them with mcommon animation, reverence. In bis habits of life, he was pid in a very impressive manner, Ile very abstemious, eating only plain food tually wrote them at full length, but in with great moderation, and never tasting the delivery of them he seldom confied any spirituous or ferınented liquors; but himself strictly to his notes; and at his lie enjoyed, in general, a sound state of lectures, which were perhaps his most health, and an equal Aww of spirits, such popular addresses, he always spoke ex- as few have the happiness to experience. tempofe. One of the last objects of a His constitution was naturally strong and public nature which engaged his atten- good, though he had from his birth an tion was a Bible Society, which has lately enlarged arm, which might appear to a leen established in Manchester, aux. stranger to indicate some original malady jliary to the grand association of this kind or unhealthy tendency of his boạily frame, in London. In the promotion and form. His natural vigour, however, began visi: ation of this noble institution he felt a bly to decline, at least a year before bis warm in:erest; and one of the last times death, though he continued to perforın that he ever spoke in public was at a his usual labours, and went ihrough meeting of its friends and promoters, them with apparent ease

to himself upon which occasion, though his impaired till within a few of the last months. strength did not permit him to say much, An astlamatical affection, which had mahe delivered bis sentiments wiili peculiar nifested itself for some time, and been animation and feeling in favour of its im- gradually increasing, then began to assuine, portant design; and this bonourable ef. å very serious and alarming appearance, tilt of lis zeal in the cause of God and attended at the same time, with some religion, may he justly said to have con- paralytic symptoms, in consequence of tributed to gild the horizon of his setting wbich it became necessary for him to de. san, which, in various respects, went sist from all public duty. Upon this he drown amid-t an-elfolgence of glory, to retired to his country-house at Ferneyrise again in unclouded and everlasting side, near Bolton, where he was regu. splendour. In his private character the Jarly visited by his medical friends and Rev. Dr. Barnes was truly amniable and former pupils at the academy, Dr. Holme

and

were

not

and Dr. Henry, as well as hy his old and days of his life, bis understanding became much-esteemed friend Mr. Henry, the less clear and collected, through increafather of the latter gentleman, and every sing weakness; but, at the same time, assistance was afforded him which me- bis friends had uie satisfaction of observ. dical skill and the kind atiention of his ing that his bodily sufferings greatly friends could yield; notwithstanding abated; and, at last, he expired in the which he rapidly sauk under liis disorder, most easy manner, without a struggle or till it terminated fatally about midnight, a grijan, in the 641h year of his age, and between the 27th and 28th of June las.. the 42d of his stated Christian ministry. In the near view of deathi, the feelings of Ilis remains were interred at Manchester, the late Rev. Dr. Barnes

on the Monday morning following, which merely those of serenity and peace, but was the 2d of July, and were met upon of joy and exultation, grounded upon the the road by sixiy-four gentlemen, chiefly animal:ng hope and assurance of a blessed meinbers of his congregation, who walked im:nitality which awaited hiin, He before the corpse, with bat-bands and umform.y discovered the most per'ect mourning provided at their own expence, patience and submission to the will of and by twenty-five carriages, beside those God, under the distressing sufferings which had before formed the procession, which he experienced, particularly from occupied by friends who wished to sbew the difficuity of respiration; was often their regard for the deceased, by attendrepeating passages of Scripture expressive ing his last obsequies; and thus he was of this temper, as well as of his firm hope conducted to the house appointed for all and confidence in God; ani giving, in living, wich a degree of honour and re. the inost leader and atfectionate inanner, spect which has not probably been paid pious and good advice to his friends to any one in Manchester before, within around hin, particularly recommending the memory of the oldest person living to them a serious attention to religion, there. He has lett a widow to whom lie as the most important of all concerns. was united early in life, in the year 1770, At tinies bis mind was almost over- with bone he has uniformly lived upon

powered by the feelings of rapturous de- terms of the most perfect harmoy and - light which he experienced in the pros- mutual affection; and why, amidst the

pect of his apprvaching removal to a grief which she feels for the unspeakable berter world, and particularly in that of loss she has sustained, may justly be cona speedy union with ali che pious and the soled by the thought of her having been good of every furnier age, as well as with so long the object of the tenderest regard Those that were gone before him, whose of a man of such distinguished excellence friendship he had cultivated and enjoyed and worth. ppon earth. During a few of the last

SCARCE TRACTS, WITH EXTRACTS AND ANALYSES OF

SCARCE BOOKS.

It is proposed in future to devote a few Pages of the Monthly Magazine to the

Insertion of suck Scarce Tracts as are of an interesting Nature, with the Use of which we muy be favoured by our Correspondents; und under the same Head to

introduce also ihe Analyses of Scurce and Curious Books. “ An Account of King Charles II.d's escape from the Butide of Worcester, till [The following Narrative is copied from one

taken from the original manuscript, in his landing in France, dictated to Samuel

Mr. Pepy's library, given to Magdalen Pepys, esq. (Secretary of the Admi

College, in Cambridge.] rulty,) by the King hiñself; at the Tequest of the Duke of York, taken FTER that the battle was so abso.

A down in short Hand by Mr. Pepys, on lutely lost as to be beyond hope Sunday, October 3d, und Tuesday, Oc. of recovery, I began to think of the best tober 5th, 1680, and afterwards Trans way of saving myself; and the first cribed by him at length."

thought that came into my head, was,

that

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