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I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL." "
BY ORSON S. MURRAY.
BRANDON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1838.
VOL. XI. NO. 10.
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. TERJIS.
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yottage paid.
Brandon, Saturday, November 24, 1838
this disease will be found in holy living.
Let each desire purely the glory of God,
and the welfare of his fellow men. Let
his great anxiety be the salvation of the
undying soul. Let love, free from selfish
ness, flow from heart to heart. Then each
will quietly yield his own taste for the good
of the church, and society. AH will be
harmony and peace. "Brotherly love will
continue." The cause of Christ will flour
ish, and "sinners will be converted to God."
Experience, Jr.
For the Vermont Telegraph.
Frequent removal of Ministers
Brother Murray: In a late number of
the Telegraph, I noticed a communication
under the above caption, rendering one very
important reason, for "the frequent retnov
h al of ministers." As the subject is now
introduced into the Telegraph, I will, with
I your permission, suggest a few thoughts, by
way of showing another "reason" for these
irequent changes in the pastoral relation.
The "reason" which I shall give is con-
I tained in Paul's charge to Timothy, 2 Tim.
I iv, 3: "But after their own lusts shall they
j heap to themselves teachers, having itching
I ears." In this "age of improvement" and
I new notions, it is very apparent that church-
es have itching ears for new ministers. It
! seems to be extremely difficult for churches
)to procure the services of such ministers as
give satisfaction to the whole body. There
ent views respecting the qualifications ne
cessary in a minister to render him useful
in the society, all perhaps equally desirous
to obtain the man whose labors God will
I own and bless, We take it for granted that
lall would have 'a minister ol ardent piety
fand a fervent tit-sire to win souls to Christ.
-Next to personal piety, one class in' the
church would have their minister, possess
tuperior pulpit talentsanother class would
iave him a good visiter, and discreet man-
tiger a third would have him a son
Calcinist in doctrine lhe fourth would
have, him more liberal in it's doctrinal
tiews the fifth would have a "doctrinal
preacher" the sixth would have a "prac
tical preacher" the seventh would have a
minister who will write his sermons the
eighth would have a minister who will not
write his sermon the ninth would have
tone of familiar, social habits the tenth
would regard the personal appearance of the
nan of the first importance; they would
have him very nice and dignified in his
person and manner rather distant not
accustomed to associalittg with the common
people.
I All these classes are expecting to be
pleased when they get a new minister.
This mania for new things now cripples
the energies and divides the people of God.
Oeldom do we find a Baptist church all of
hose members are suited with their pres-
.it minister; Many act as though they
bought their own church wtre worthy of
be best minister in the country ; and are
Vermont Asylum for tlie Insane
Below is the Report of the Trustees of this in
stitution. It is a document that will interest all
true philanthropists.
REPORT.
To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Vermont :
The Trustees of the Veirnont Asylum
for the Insane, respectfully submit" this
their Second Annual REPORT :
In consequence ol a Resolve of the last
Legislature, making an appropriation for
the enlargement ot the accommodations
of the institution, no time was lost by the
trustees in procuring and adopting the
best model of a building for this purpose.
Many and various were the plan? present
ed to their examination. Of the different
asylums which are now completed in the
United Slates, no two are alike. In de
vising a plan for every one, an attempt
was made to improve upon those which
had preceded, according to the several no
tions of the required facilities, as viewed
by those who had charge of their con
struction. Consequently one establish
ment would be better adapted for the fur
therance of one object, and another for the
accomplishing of some other. The re
cent improvements in the construction of
these establishments, as it regards dura
bility, convenience, classification and com
fort, have been so great and important, as
to change materially their character from
what it formerly was. The several plans
presented to our attention were carefully
examined, and having ascertained their
relative advantages, we npopted one differ
ing in some respects from each, and at the
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cuuit whig vuiiiuiuiug inc. iiiinit tan I au-
n, .1 vantages of all.
In constructing a proper building for
the insane, there are many objects to be
taken into consideration, to render it ad
apted for the several objects in view.
Such is the character of the inmates that
it should be made of durable materials.
So man v and laborious are the duties to
be performed in a lunatic asylum, that too
great attention cahnot be paid to Us con
venience, both for the patients and those
who have the care of them. A very, im
portant subject to be taken into considera
lion is that due arrangement be made for
the classification and comfort of the in
mates. Pure air is essential to their health,
but the common means ol ventilation, in
ordinary buildings, would furnish the
means of escape and personal injury.
Though sOiiie are in a degree insensible
to cold and hea others from the ill health,
on which sometimes their insanity depends
will be for the accommodation of the su
perintendent's family, and those patients
who may require them, with the exception
of the attic, which is finished so as to fur
nish a neat and spacious chapel.
Through the centre of each story of
the wings, are halls twelve leet wide, ex
tending the whole length, forming spa
cious and pleasant rooms ior amusement
and exercise. One half of the width of
these, as before mentioned, falls in the
rear of the centre building, and by means
of large windows at both ends, a perfect:
ventilation is secured, and that noisome
atmosphere, which too often accompanies
those hospitals where the entire end of
the wing is connected with the centre
building, is effectually removed. The
dormitories for the inmates are on each
side of these halls, being eight feet wide
and ten feet deep. Each room is to be
furnished with a bed and a permanent seat
in the angle ot the walls. In addition to
this, the rooms ot those patients who are
in a suitable condition, will also be furn
ished with a chair, a work '.able and a
small mirror. Each of these rooms is
lighted by a large window, in which is
an upper and lower cast-iron sash, firmly
fastened to the window frame. The up
per sash is glazed, the lower one is not;
but corresponding to the lower one in size
"and appearance, is a glazed wooden sash
which can be raised and lowered at pleas
ure. The whole sash is painted white
and has the appearance of a common win
dow. This removes the prisOn-Iike ap
pearance ot iron bars and at -the same
time prevents escape and injury.
lhe Avings are to be supplied witn heat
from the furnaces in the basement. The
heated air will be conveyed in flues in
the inner walls of the wings,, and will be
discharged into the several halls by means
of apertures, which' can be so regulated
that any desirable degree of temperature
can be obtained. T he heatea air in the
halls will pass into each dormitory, by
means of an aperture over the doors, and
is carried off by means of the hot air flue
of the room.' This mode of supply is not
only a great improvement as regards the
quantity of fuel consumed and danger
nom n re,, out admits ot a regulated tem
perature in each room, suited to a given
state ot disease, and at the same time af
fords complete ventilation as well as
warmth by the constant passage of pure
heated air through every apartment.
The dining rooms, connected with each
story of the wings, are in the rear of the
first and second story of the centre build
ing, and are situated over a part of the
kitchen, from' which,-" by means of draw
cupboards, called dumb waiters, the food
is raised to the several dining rooms for
the different classes of patients which take
their meals in them. These rooms, ex
cept at meal times, may be occupied by
the quiet patients as day'rooms for pastime
and employment. '.
The roof of the asylum is covered with
slate. This material furnishes a greater
security against fire, and comports better
with the ch'di acter of the building for du
rability and strength. To obviate the un-
Worcester, and the judicious manner, in
which he has superintended this work,
evinces that he is justly deserving of that
recommendation. The masonry was let
i out on contract to Col. Peter Kendall of
Worcester, who has supervised the same,
and which has been executed to full satis
faction. So important was it deemed that
the wood work should be faithfully and
thoroughly executed, that no risk was
hazarded by letting it out on contract. The
whole building, it is believed, ha3 thus far
been constructed in the most thorough and
durable manner.
The site of the institution is not proba
bly surpassed, in advantages, by that of
any other in the country. At the time of
adopting a plan for the new edifice, a let
ter was received from a gentleman of the
first respectability, who has visited the
several institutions in the United States, is
familiar with their wants, and also taks
a great interest in the same. He thus
writes in regard to the new building and
location: "Although I would not be lav
ish of ornament, I think it would be un
seemly to put up a building, on your loca-i
tion of unrivalled beauty, which should
be so plain and ordinary as not to be beau
tiful. It should be a building of good ma
terial, proportions, architectural designs,
and finish. At the same time it should
be plain and economical." Around, the
prospect is cheerful and the air salubrious.
The grounds are to be laid out in walks
and gardens, and ornamented with flowers
and shrubbery. These, with the farm of
filty acres of excellent land, will afford
abundant opportunities for supplying the
patients with occupation, exercise and
amusement, and will be a great auxiliary
in carrying into successful operation that
system of moral management, which has
proved so beneficial in the treatment of
the insane. When the new building shall
be completed, the trustees feel confident
thai the institution will possess the means
and facilities for applying all those useful,
medical and moral remedies, which sci
ence and humanity have suggested or dis
covered for restoring tho&e deprived of
reason to a state of health and sanity.
In noticing the operations of the past
year, the trustees are gratified in being
ab.e to say that there has been a decree
of health and comfort among the patients,
an trAeiuniion jrom mjuiv and
should be removed from every person
and objectaasociated with his delusions,
or shall awaken associations connected
with them. New objects and new scenes
should be placed before them, that, if pos
sible, a new train of ideas may be excit
ed, and a new current given to their re
flections. By this means, exercise will
be given to those faculties which had be
fore lain dormant, and rest to those which
had been unduly excited, and in this man
ner the balance of lhe mind will be re
stored. Experience has proved the fact, that
the insane will brook restraint from stran
gers much better than from their intimate
friends. And when-they behold, stran
gers sympathising in their misfortunes,
attentive to their wants, and administering J
to their comfort, they begin to replace con- j
fidence in their fellow men, and endeavor
to secure their respect by exercising a
proper self-control over their feelings.
Now it must appear evident that this
cannot be accomplished except in institu
tions that are constructed for, and adapted
to, the purpose; and devoted to the ob
ject and provided with the necessary facil
ities. Here the insane are placed under
the care of those who are qualified by
their experience and skill to minister to
minds deceased." The physician, by be
ing brought in daily contact with the pa
tients, has the most favorable opportunity
for ascertaining the effect of his remedies
upon each individual.
The moral treatment, as here practised,
is based upon the great principles of the
Christian religion, which breathej benev
olence and humanity to all mankind. No
preference is given to any political, civil
or religious distinctions, "in imparling its
oeuents; but they are extended to all
classes of the community. The benefits
of skillful medical and moral treatment,
are enjoyed by the poor and unfortunate,
as well as those who have been more
prosperous. Its claims, therefore, to the
patronage of the State, are at once great
and important. f - . - . . .... .
The anticipations of the benefits, result
ing from constant exercise in the open air,
while laboring on the farm, have been
more than realized. As amoral remedy,
in the curative treatment of the insane, it
is second to none other. One of the pa
tients, a respectable farmer, who had been
ifications for the Superintendence oftha
Institution. Indeed, tvs cannot but ex
press our conviction, that we have been
eminently fortunate in securing for this
institution, the services of one so well
qualified for its management.
In noticing the events of the past year,
we are strongly reminded of the death of
one of the Trustees, the late John IUU
brook, Esq. The deep interest he loolr
in the concerns of the institution, his ae.
tual service ia endeavoring to promote its
noble object, evinced that his regard for
this unfortunate portion cf the community
was of no ordinary character. While he
is thus removed from these active scenes
of humanity and generosity, we trust he
is gone to a higher and holier sphere of
usefulness and benevolence. Asa Keyes,
Esq. of Brattleboro' has since been chosen
to fill the vacancy in the board of Trus
tee, occasioned by his death.
There is one subject on which the Trns.
tees -would not tail to remark. Tha
Asylum is entirely a public institution,
ana whatever funds may arise, from the,
board of patients and other causes, are ap-.
pnea exclusively to promote trie objects or
this charily. The Trustees serve grata
itously, and in no respect is the institution
a source of pecuniary profit to any indi
vidual. The terms are fixed as'iow.ai -
consistent with the support of the esub- "
lishment
They would conclude their report, by
recommending this institution to the con
tinued favor of a beneficent Providence,
and to the vigilant scrutiny and guardian
ship, as well as patronage of the State.
Samuel Clark,
Epatiiro' Seymoub,
John C. Holbrook,
-Asa Keyes.
Brattleboro', Oct. 5th. 1838.
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and beneficent Providence. The institu
tion has been uniformly full, so that only
two cases of nervous diseases have been re
ceived. As soon as the new building is
completed, there will probably be accom
modations for all who may be offered.
During the past year, eighty-one pa
tients have been in the institution. Thir-
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arc very sensible to trie vicissitudes ot ! UCillu,ul moisiure wnich sometimes co
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temperature. Still to give them access to i'"" lliC m&iue oi me exterior walls of
left between the
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lire would turnish opportunities lor their a U1 uuwumg, mere is a space
inner courses ol those
walls, which allows of the free circulation
ol air in tnis space, and at the same time
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therefore striving to procure their favorite
iian. 1 know a small church, to which a
; oung minister of promise, (though without
a great name,) was once recommended.
The church came together to consider the
abject whether they would have the young
lan visit them on trial. After mature de
liberation, they came to the conclusion, that
hough they did not doubt but the young
lan recommended was "a worthy brother,!
ad would be useful, yet they thought if
y could obtain some very smarj man
ne-half of the time, it would be better
"ian to have an ordinary preacher all of
lie time." Who do you think of getting?
as the inquiry. We wish to get brother
we have never seen him, nor do we
l aow whether we can get himj but we
l ave heard that he is a rerv smart m.
t Hi our circumstances tre peculiar here ;
'e need a man of extensive, commanding
tfluencc." This was nearly three years
jo; the church never saw brother W ,
ud have been on the decline ever since:
, robably they are not now able to support
1 ordinary minister.
This peculiar sensation of the ear pre
ents the church from employing a minister
Uh whom she is acquainted- one who has
i ? some years lived in the same Association,
ich aa one will be
om a distance called, who is a man of
,uch less promise. This is because those
rilh whom the church is acquainted are
noict7 Their faults are known. Per
ap one is "the Carpenter's son j" another
cime out of Nazareth j" and lhe : church
ish to get a minister who has none of
ee faults; and as distance makes per
etion, she tends abroad and gets a slran
, r for hM minister. n
Now, Sir, tbu is a serious evil one that
ieps the church in commotion, and the
minuter in suspense, when both ought to
be laboring for .ouU. The only rcmedy for
Tetoondei
aid, accountittrforc-YLD. Tw.
,!2lZi tSS Preyed that m ,
V tboueh h had
own destruction and that of the building.
Without due regard to these and other
important objects to be secured in the ar
rangement of the building, it must neces
sarily be incomplete, and for which no la
bor or watchfulness can fully compensate.
The style of architecture which we
have adopted is perfectly plain and sim
ple, and impresses the beholder with the
idea ot symmetrical beauty and the ap
pearance of strength and durability. As
utility has been the great object in the
construction of this building, no expense
has been allowed to needless ornament,
and none was intended to be withheld that
might render it convenient, pleasant, and
durable.
. The edifice, when completed, will con
sist of a centre building and two wings,
all extending in the same line, measuring
one hundred and seventy-six feet, and
fronting the south. The centre building
is fifty feet in front and forty in depth. It
has a basement, an attic and three princi
pal stories. In the attic there is a chapel
tor religious worsnip. i ne wings are
sixty-three leet in length and thirty-six in
breadth, consisting of a basement and two
principal stories, extending to the right
and left of the centre building. The cen
tre building projects twenty-two feet in
iront ol the wings, anu consequently one
half the width of the latter falls back
from the former in the rear. By this ar
rangement one half of the width of the
long halls in the wings will fall entirely
in the rear of the centre building, and
these halls, will thereby have the free cir
culation of the external air by means of
the large windows at their ends, and will
thus secure the complete ventilation of
separate buildings, and at the same time,
being connected with the centre building
by one half their widin, iree communica
tion is formed with the same.
The whole structure is to be built of
brick, with the exception of about two
thirds ot the basement, which is of stone.
The basement story of the centre building
will be occupied for a kitchen, laundry.
and store rooms. One of the front rooms
of the first storv. will be for the nhvsi-
cian's room, and the other for the .Trust
ees., and Board of Visitors. The rear
rooms' of the first and .second stories will
be for dining rooms to the several halls of
the wings with whicntney are .connected.
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other things, that he was a great person
age and consequently above labor, resided
I six months at the Asylum without any
perceptible benefit. During this time he
was so much opposed to labor that it was
not enforced. Perceiving that there was
no prospect of improvement, in the course
which had been pursued, sufficient motives
were presented to induce him to labor,
RELIGIOUS MISCELLANY.
iy- our rema.nea at lhe close ot last year, and in three months he was entirely re
ana lorty-seven have been admitted ; forty slored. It is now ten months h-e ,ef.
nve nave been discharged and thirty-six lhe institution, and ive are hannv to learn
that he continues well. Another man.
now remain.
In less than two years from the open-
oi mis institution, tnirty-one have
been discharged who have been restored
to reason and usefulness. Among these
husbands have been restored'to wives and
in?
who had been insane several years, was
brougfct here in chains. ' A proposal was
immediately made to him, that if he would
do no injury and would labor on the farm,
his chains should bo removed. He im-
the two courses are so fastened by tiles as
not to nave us strongtn impaired.
It i3 a source of much gratification to
the trustees, that they have such facilities
for supplying the esta blishment with abun
dance of pure water. There are several
sources at no great distance from the asy
lum, from which water may be conveyed
by lead pipes to the reservoirs in the gar
ret ot each wing. In this manner can be
secured any desirable quantity of water
which is necessary for the cleanliness of
the establishment and for the health and
comfort of its inmates, an item of the first
importance in such an institution. Facil
cilities for all the different kinds of bath
ing will be provided in each story of the
were
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e im; iiuoiees are connaeni in me oe
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wings.
It was a source of much regret to the
trustees that they were not in possession
of sufficient funds to erect and complete
the whole building. On the whole it was
thought best to erect and finish the centre
building and one wing for the females the
present year, and by this means the ac
commodations will be much enlarged and
a more complete classification allowed.
They intend to erect lbs other wing as
soon as the funds of the institution will
justify the measure. When the whole
building shall be thus completed, the fa
cilities for curative treatment will not be
inferior to any similar institution. All
the buildings will then accommodate about
one hundred patients, and will probably
be adequate to the immediate wants of the
State. '
The expense of the erection and com
pletion of the centre building and one
wing, together with the necessary appara
tus for the kitchen, for warming the wings,
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etc. is estimated at about eleven tnousanu
dollars. To erect and comnlete the other
wing, in the same manner, will cost about
hve thousand dollars more.
The trustees have been relieved of
much care and anxiety in the erection of
the edifice according to their plan, in con
sequence of the thorough knowledge on
this subject of Mr. Merchant Tobey ol
Worcester, Mass., who has been employed
to superintend the whole labor. He was
very highly recommended for this agen
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L-i j paiL-uu. iu uinuren anu mediately complied, and the next day he
children to parents, who would otherwise u-as taken into the field and labored well
ha,e been wretched in themselves, and Other cas s might be mentioned, where
.... , ., ucuuccivuuie amic- -.he benchls lesuliin" from labor
nTiT zri :sr m l??u. con- i?yapp.t
...v. .avc sjc."u received a larjje
numDcr oi enronic cases, and though
.u r i witnessing Asylum will become, in some measure a
i l l . ' . ' a wuai expense ot sustaining the patients at th
is little less desirable, the great improve- same will be much reduced. But ennlov
ment m their habits and comfort. Among men: in the open air. as a means of cure
uie incuraoie cases was one who nad been ,n a well regulated Asylum, is indispen
lU d"c i"iy-i"ree years, nna ior a con- gable. And it has been well observed.
sideranie time had been filthy and would that - the lime will come, when to allow a
onr viu.cnce aim tear tne ciotnesoi those man to indulge his reveries in idleness
wno uuminisiereu to ner wants. Alter a
residence of six months at the asylum.
her naDiis nad so tar improved lhat she
was neat, orderly, and inoffensive, and en
gaged daily in "some useful labor. It is
several months since she returned to her
friends, and we nro happy to learn that
she continues in the aame improved state.
Many other cases might be mentioned of
the improved state of the incurable pa
-1 .
until he has sunk into a state of confirm
ed insanity, will be considered as it de
serves to be, a gross neglect of duty.'
During the visits of the Trustees, thev
have never witnessed any neglect towards
tne patients, much less any instance o
abuse or harsh treatment. On the con
tr?rv, they have witnessed an attention to
their wants and safety, and a devotedness
to meir comiort and restoration, which
"What good does it do? A lady
who was not in the habit of wearing jew
elry, having been pressed by a friend to
accept a gold ring, her little daughter.see
ing it on her finger, inquired, What
good does it do, mother !M This simple
inquiry suggests many important reflec
tions. Jesus went about doing: good. ' Ha
left us an ensample that we should follovr
in his steps. Are we then at liberty to do
any thing without makintr this inaulrvt
4 I if tru. ii . T
auu,ii vun&uaa wouja make U, oe
lore he purchases any article for himself or
his family, how much more would he bo
able to give for benevolent purposes? And
now long would every benevolent enter
prise languish for want ofsupport? Again,
how many temptations would be avoided,
and how much valuable time and energy
might be saved, which are now expended
in employments which do no gooa ? N.
Y. Evangelist.
.-It is ko Task." At the annual
meeting of the Cambridge Bibte Society.
Professor Scholfieid related the following
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anecaote ot air. Hone, the well known
author of the Every Day Book.
"air. lione, in the days of his infidel
ity, was travelling in Wales on foot, and
being rather tired and thirsty, he stopped
at the door of a cottage where there waa
a little girl sealed reading, and whom she
asked if she would give him a littla
water. 0 ves, sir, she said. if you
will come in, mother will give you some
milk and water,' upon which he went in
and partook of that beverage, the little
girl again resuming her seat and her
book. After a short ttop in the cottace.
he came out and accosted ihe little child
at the door. Well, mv little
you getting your task'" 0 no, sir she
replied, ' lam reading the Bible Bat'
said Mr. Hone, vou are irettinr your
task out of the Bible.' "O no, sir, it is
no task to me to read the Bible it is a
pleasure.' This circumstance had such
an effect upon Mr. Hone, that he deter
mined to read the Bible too, and he was
now, said Professor Scholfieid, "one of
the foremost in upholding and defending'
the great truths contained in that holy
book." J
Maternal Association. We have
learned a very encouraging fact from the
report of the Union Church Maternal As
sociation, Essex street, Boston. Tbisasso
is
ciation was organized July 20lh, 1824.
The whole number of mothers enrolled is
A m . . . 1 I I I - .
i.ema w ucu vve contemplate -vhat has worthy of all commendation. In order to
aireauy ueen erected in so short a time, ascertain, from actual observation, the in
may we not look lorward to the future ternal management of the Asylum, and
with joyous anticipation of the immense thi trn
ffOnn Wn t n i 1 1 men 1 1 f m tki. Cn I fn . , - I . . . i.i . .....
nuiu ims luaiuu-1 i rusieejs nave maae unexpectpa visits, aooui ninety, and tne number of children
tlOn. ' I t n rl l"i i tru V. - r m W 1 1 fi a tv fw A a ftfrinm n I . - I Vt iL X . AT . 1
wimiucu nnu mem is uui iar irom mree
hundred. Since the association. was or
ganized, forty seven of the children hate
been hopefully converted a number dur
ing the past year; and most of them have
made a public profession of their faith in
the Savior ; four of them are studying for
the ministry and one is a practising pby-.
sician at the bandwica Is ands. s.
Visiter. ''
From the Church of England Quarter! Rertew.
THE SL.raXBER.OF THE PULPIT,
It has been said of Tacitus, by persons
who cannot however have Caught his
drift, and who must be only superficially
acquainted with his writings lhat by bis
cold way cf relating enormous crimes he
would in some sort appear not to have
disapproved of them: and that the minds
of his readers are corrupted br his not
expressing that detestation and horror.
which horrible and detestable proceedings
should naturally excite. However untrue
in its application to the Roman historian,
the observation is founded on an accurate
knowledge of human nature. A cold
style of describing affecting things, is an
nnH hnv hrn miirk rrmlifiprl f r finrl n n
The trustees would here asrain allude npfflnrt nr bun. WUonevprthr miiont.
to th3 importance of plating the insane, have been excited and violent, they have
iu uu ccny agd oi uw uisease m a prop- been treated with kindness and attention,
er asylum, where every practical accom- This must be a source of much satisfac-
moJation is provided for their comfort, and tion to those who have friends among the
every probable measure attempted for afflicted inmates.
their restoration. It is ascertained by the Ntiatnpss nnd frond order in th- pcrk.
annals of all similar institutions, that the ment, which contribute in no small de-
cnances lor recovery are. greatly dimm- gree to the health and comfort of its in-
iaucu oy ueiay in making umeiy appiica- mates, has been manifest in every part.
tion. All are aware of the importance of This should be noticed, in justice to the
immeaiate attention to oilier diseases, and Matron, who zealously devotes her whole
U is doubly important in cases of insani- time and attention to the welfare of the in
ly stitution.
ItlS one Of the tmt3 of the insane, that I The Trustees would not fail to nollr
those whom thev have considered their 1 the able niannpr in which lh Riinrm
best friends, and who have shared their
confidence, they now suspect as treacher
ous and mimical. Even the inanimate
objects which surround them, and on
which they have been accustomed to look
with delight, they now behold with indif
ference, and not unfrequently with aver
sion. , Thus every accustomed scene be
comes a source of unhappmess or irrita
tion, and serves to perpetuate a disease
which Tenders its subject at once mise ra
cy, havfno; . successfully assisted in the 1 ble and wretched. , To obviate these dif-
The. other rooms of the centre building wctiop of the fctate Lunatic Hospital at ficulties, it is essential that : the patient
tendent has performed his arduous and re
sponsible duties. In all their visits to the
Asylum, they have ever noticed his assid
uous and unremitted efforts, for the com
fort of the inmates, and the same manifest
ation of skill and fidelity, in the appla-
tion oi remeaies ior tneir restoration-
And the regularity, order and efficiency
which has prevailed in every aepanmiu,
and the remarkable talent manifested in
securing the affection and confidence oi i error in point of taste is contrary to the
the patients, in which important respect justice due to the audience or reader and
he is unsurpassed, evince his eminent rjual-'j5 moreover to slight and disregard theil
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