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that God will be pleased with inces- does not Dr. Bidlake Again, " To sant supplication, p. 163. Now to place any trust in the practice of say nothing of the prayers of the our duty to God, and our neighbour, Church of England, which are none is esteemed not only censurable, but of the shortest, but which Dr. Bid- even a sign of condemnation; and lake seems bere to condemn in the the poor wretch, who is thus taught mass without mercy, as a substitute, to distrust his good actions, loses bis not for the performance, but for the virtue in his new religion," p. 168. negligence of duty; how will be re- We doubt, however, whether these concile the above positions to the are Dr. Bidlake's real sentiments, apostolic injunctions, “pray with- for at p. 172, we find him, with his out ceasing," "continue in prayer, usual happy inconsistency, arguing “praying always with all prayer and that the church “ teaches us, in an supplication in the Spirit,&c.}" What express article, not to trust in our will he make of our Lord's parable works.” But if we are mistakea spoken to this end, “that men in this judgment of charity, we can ought always to pray and not to only say that his are not the sentifaint?" What of our Lord's ex- ments of the Church of England, ample, “ who went into a mountain or of the Bible. What the articles to pray, and continued all night in say, Dr. Bidlake has told us. Ia prayer to God? What of Anna, addition to this, what says the liturgy, who “ served God with fastings and “ Grant that in all our troubles we prayers night and day?” What of a may put our whole trust and confithousand other passages of Scripture, dence in thy mercy.”
“ O Lord all tending to the same point? God, who seest that we put not our
We doubt not that many of the trust in any thing that we do, meryoung men who heard this lecture cifully grant, &c.” « We do not delivered, would feel much gratified presume to come to this thy table, by the kind of countenance which O merciful Lord, trusting in our own they would consider it as giving to righteousness, but in thy manifold their own neglect of prayer; and the and great mercies.” And in the more so, as we have looked in vain for service for the visitation of the any passage of a contrary tendency sick, we have much that is to the to counteract the mischievous effect same effect : for example, " And of that under consideration. Surely forasmuch as he putteth his full it would have been the part of a trust only in thy mercy, &c.” “The Christian divine, anxious for the Almighiy Lord, who is a most strong souls of his hearers, to have rather tower to all them that put their trust pressed on them the duty of earnest in bim -- make thee to know and and unceasing prayer, than to have feel that there is none other name udsaid so much to discredit the practice. der heaven, given to man, in whom, We do not mean to attribute any and through whom, thou mayest rę. intention of this kind to Dr. Bidlake; ceive health and salvation, but only but the injury he may do is not on in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." that account lessened. And he ought Again, we are made to pray in the unquestionably to have been guarded, prayer " for persons troubled in mind by his sense of the immense impor- or in conscience,” that the troubled tance of prayer, against the possibi- person "may neither cast away lity of being understood to depre- confidence in thee, nor place it any ciate its value. He certainly ap- where but in thee."* If we turn to pears to us, by such observations as ihese, to have been serving the cause
* We recoinmend the perasal of the whole of infidelity, instead of counteract- from it that many of the features which he
of this prayer to Dr. Bidlake. He will fiod ing it. « Blind enthusiasm renounces the of those children of the church whom that
ascribes to fanatics, are in truth lineaments offerings of good works as a kind of compassionate mother cherishes and nourishes affront to the Saviour," p. 167. And with the most assiduous tenderness,
the Scriptures, the passages to the must answer for them in person.
But it is time that we should con- falsely accuse the orthodor clergy clude this review, already too long. of not preaching the Gospel. But We shall not therefore stop 10 re- would not Dr. Bidlake bave more mark on the style of the author; that satisfactorily repelled such an accuwe shall leave to the judgment of sation, from himself at least, by our readers. Our differences with giving us a consistent, scriptural, Dr. Bidlake are of a much more se- view of that Gospel, its nature and rious kind than could arise from any effects, than by any countercharge. faults of style. They chiefly respect however vehement. That there are his facts and his reasonings, neither particular passages in these sermons, of which appear to be entitled to the worthy of a better association we praise of correctness. Where be freely admit; but they serve only could have obtained many of his to make the contrast with other facts, we have failed in all our ef- parts the more glaring. And we forts to form even a probable conjec- greatly fear that while Dr. Bidlake wure; though doubtless he himself continues thus to write, he must be has bis authorities in pelto, wbich content to have his claim to be conwe trust that, for his own sake, he sidered as preaching the Gospel will in due time produce. As for questioned by many of the most inhis argumentations, we fear that he telligent Christians in the land.
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attribute to the anti-sariolous influence of Since the Report of the National Vaccine the vaccine process. Establishunent, of which we gave an account
The Board observe, that they had forrjo our Number for Jupe last, p. 389, was
seen, and in their Report to Parliament, in published, two cases bave occurred of small 1807, had distinctly pointed the possibility pox aller vaccination, which have excited of the occurrence of small pox after vacci. much attention; the one, the case of the third nation. The security derived from it they
stated to be as perfect as could be expected son of the Earl of Grosvenor, who was attended by Sir H. Halford and Sir W. Farquhar; from ang human discovery. Amongst sethe other that of the son of Sir. H. Martin, veral bundred thousand cases, the nomber Bart, who was attended by Dr. Heberden. of failures had been so small as to form no Of these cases, the Board have published a
reasonable objection to it, there not being detailed account, of which we shall proceed
su inany failures after vaccination as deaths
after inoculation, and in every case of small to give the substance.
The Hon. Robert Grosvenor had been vac- pox occurring atter vaccination, the disease cinated by Dr. Jenner, about ten years ago, having been the same neither in violence and, it is believed, had had a perfect disease. nor duration, but having been remarkably In May last, he was attacked by the con
mild, and deprived, as it were, of its usual
malignity. fluent small pox, which at first assumed a
The Board go on to remark, that the pecuvery unfavourable aspect. Sir H. Halford had never seen an instance of recovery, under liarities of certain constitutions, with respect so heavy an eruption, attended by such cire to eruptive fevers, forms a curious subject cumstances. The latter stages of the disease, of medical history. Some have had both
scarlet fever and measles more than once. however, were passed through more rapidly Others have been, through life, exposed to than usual ; and it is supposed, that both this both without effect. Many have resisted extraordinary circumstance, and the ultimate small pox in every form for years, and have secovery of Mr. Grosvenor, were influenced afterwards become susceptible of it, and by previous vaccination. During his illness,
some have been twice affected with small the other children of the Earl of Grosvenor, who had also been vaccinated, were exposed it ought not to appear surprising that vac
pox. Among such variety of constitutions, to the contagion of their brother's
ase, cination should sometimes fail of securing and were also inoculated, without effect. Sir H. Martin's son was vaccinated satis- has occurred in persons who had been pre
persons against small pos, since small pos factorily in 1801. In June 1811, he was viously inoculated with full effect. Three seized with small pox, which proved to be
well-attested instances of this kind, and the distinct kind, in a mild form. Miss another where the natural small pox has Martin and another person, who had been occurred twice, have taken place, singularly vaccinated, were exposed to the contagion, enough, in the month of last June. and were also inoculated without effect. It
1. The Rev. Joshua Rowley, brother to is reinarkable that both these youths were Sir W. Rowley, was inoculated in 1770, by seized with the small pox, when recovering the late Mr. Adair. The scar is distinct, from the hooping cough. The Board give it as their opinion, that that he had a tolerable sprinkling of small
and his mother, Lady Rowley, remembers Mr. Grosvenor's case was a case of confuent
pox, and was afterwards repeatedly exposed sınall pox, attended by symptoms which al- to variolous infection, in their own uursery most invariably terminate fatally. But the and elsewhere, without effect. On the 5th swelling of the face and closing of the eyes of June, he was seized with an illness, which were slighter than usual ; and from the tenth proved to be a case of full distinct small day, when the pustules began to dry, the pox. He was attended, during the course disease passed with extraordinary rapidity of the disease, by Mr. Woodman of Bognor, through the period generally thought to be and Mr. Guy, an eminent surgeon, of of the greatest hazard; a peculiarity, they Chichester, who has given the account of it. add, which those acquainted with the disease Lady Rowley was exanined by Mr. Dunknow could not liave been the effect of any das, sergeant-surgeon to his Majesty. medical treatment. Mr. Martin's disease
2. Miss Booth, of Covent Garden The. was the nild form of distinct small pox, also atre, at five years of age, had been inocu. modified by vaccination. Both diseases lated for the small pox, and the surgeon proceeded in their usual course till they who then attended her, Mr. Kenuedy, was arrived at their height, when they appeared satisfied with the regularity of the disease, to receive a check, and the recovery was on- and took matter from her with which to usually rapid ; a circumstance which they inoculate others. On the 20th. Juue laste
being then about eighteen years of age, she have usually died. Supposing, therefore, that was seized with small pox, which proved to there is a failure of one in 1000 cases of vacbe a mild case of the distinct kind. The cination, ought not parents, nevertheless, to pustoles, however, were numerous. She adhere to the practice, seeing it is never at was attended by Dr. Bree, Mr. Hewson, of tended with death; and that even if the James-street, the Director of the Vaccine small pos should follow, in a few instances, Establishment, and many members of the it is divested of much of its malignity, No Board, none of whom appear to entertain death has occurred from small pox, after any doubt of the case.
vaccination. The Board are of opinion, that 3. John Godwin was born in October 1800. the general advantages of vaccination are not Six weeks after he was born, he had the discredited by the recent instances of failsmall pox in the natural way, and in à ures, being still more than three times less in violent degree. He was attended by Mr. number than the deaths by inoculation; Smith, an apothecary. Some time after this, while inoculation, as has been shewn, dues he was inocolated by his uncle, a medical not give complete security, any more than man, but without effect. No fever or erup. vaccination. tion followed. In June last, the boy, now The Board are anxious that the existence eleven years old, was attacked with small of certain peculiarities of the human frame, póx. Mr. Kerrison, of Burlington-street, at- by which some individuals are rendered by tended him, and states the case to have been nature, more or less susceptible of eruptive a clear case of distinct small pox. From fevers, and of the recurrence of such disorthis boy he inoculated another, who had the ders, should be publicly known; for they small pox in consequence. The history of feel confident that a due consideration of the former disease was procured from Mrs. these circumstances, and a just ieeting of the Godwin, No. 6, Stratton Street, Piccadilly: welfare of the community, will induce the of the second attack, from Mr. Kerrison, public to prefer a mild disease like Vaccina
4. Peter Sylverster, No. 10, Cross-street, tion, which where it fails superseding the Carnaby-market, was born in June 1798, Small Pox, yet mitigates its violence, and and on the 21st Feb. 1799, was inoculated by prevents its fatal consequences, to one whose Mr. King, of New-street, surgeon. The effects are frequently violent ; to one which mark in the arm was still conspicuous, and often occasions deformity and blindness, and, six or seven pits had marked liis face. On when it is contracted by casual infection, has the 21st June last, he was taken ill, and the been supposed to destroy one in six in all disease proved to be the genuine small pox. that it attacks. And it must not be forgotHe was attended by Mr. Moore, the director, ten, that in a public view this constitutes the several members of the Board, and many great objection to Inoculation of the Small other medical gentlemen of the first respec- Pox, that by its contagion it disseminates tability.
death throughout the enupire, whilst VaccinaBut notwithstanding these instances, sure. tion, whatever be the comparative security ly no reasonable parent, previous to the which it affords to individuals, occasions no discovery of vaccination, would have refused subsequent disorder, and has never by the his child the benefit of inoculation, although most violent of its opposers been charged from the inoculated small pox one in 300 with producing an epidemical sickness.
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