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The Ninth Edition of the late learned Bishop HORSLEY'S SERMON, preached for the benefit of this Institution on the 22d of March, 1789, is just published, price ls. The Committee have been induced to direct this Edition to be printed, in consequence of the many enquiries which have been made for it, owing to the observations of the present Lord Bishop of WINCHESTER in his translation of Milton's Treatise on Christian Doctrine.
SERMONS also, preached in aid of the Funds of the Society by the Rev. John WESLEY, 1776—the ARCHBISHOP of CANTERBURY-the Bishop of BRISTOL (Doctor Gray)—and the Rev. DOCTOR VALPY—and the Annual Reports of the Institution, may be had at the office, 2 Chatham Place, Blackfriars; price 1s each.
AT A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE
ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY,
2, CHATHAM PLACE,
IN THE CHAIR; It was unanimously Resolved, That the grateful thanks of this Committee be presented to the Rev. Henry MelviLL, M.A., Minister of Camden Chapel, Camberwell, and late Fellow and Tutor of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, for his powerful appeal in aid of the Funds of this Institution in the pulpit of St. Luke's Church, Chelsea, on the occasion of the Anniversary Sermon, on Sunday, the 1st inst., and for the lively solicitude which he has at all times evinced for the welfare of the Society.
Resolved, That, as a slight testimony of the esteem of this Committee, the Rev. HENRY MELVILL be hereby elected a Director for Life of this Institution; and that he be requested to allow his Sermon to be printed for the benefit of the Society. (Signed) BENJAMIN HAWES,
Chairman. BERKLEY WESTROPP,
Recommended by the Royal Humane Society.
CAUTIONS. 1. Lose no time.-2. Avoid all rough usage.-3. Never hold the body up by the feet.-4. Nor roll the body on casks.-5. Nor rub the body with salt or spirits.-6. Nor inject tobacco-smoke, or infusion of tobacco.
IF APPARENTLY DROWNED, Send quickly for Medical Assistance; but do not delay the following Means.
I. Convey the body carefully, with the head and shoulders supported in a raised position, to the nearest house.
11. Strip the body, and rub it dry; then wrap it in hot blankets, and place it in a warm bed in a warm chamber.
III. Wipe and cleanse the mouth and nostrils.
IV. In order to restore the natural warmth of the body: 1. Move a heated covered warming pan over the back and spine. 2. Put bladders or bottles of hot water, or heated bricks, to the pit of the
stomach, the arm pits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the
feet. 3. Foment the body with hot flannels; but, if possible, 4. Immerse the body in a warm bath as hot as the hand can bear without
pain, as this is preferable to the other means for restoring warmth. 5. Rub the body briskly with the hand; do not, however, suspend the use
of the other means at the same time. V. In order to restore breathing, introduce the pipe of a common bellows (where the apparatus of the Society is not at hand) into one nostril, carefully closing the other and the mouth; at the same time drawing downwards, and pushing gently backwards the upper part of the windpipe, to allow a more free admission of air: blow the bellows gently, in order to inflate the lungs, till the breast be a little raised; the mouth and nostrils should then be set free, and a moderate pressure made with the hand upon the chest. Repeat this process till life appears.
VI. Electricity to be employed early by a Medical Assistant.
VII. Inject into the stomach, by means of an elastic tube and syringe, half a pint of warm brandy and water, or wine and water. VIII. Apply sal volatile or hartshorn to the nostrils.
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. On restoration to life, a tea-spoonful of warm water should be given; and then, if the power of swallowing be returned, small quantities of warm wine or weak brandy and water, warm; the patient should be kept in bed, and a disposition to sleep encouraged, except in cases of apoplexy, intoxication, and coup-de-soleil. Great care is requisite to maintain the restored vital actions, and at the same time to prevent undue excitement,
The treatment recommended by the Society is to be persevered in for three or four hours. It is an erroneous opinion, that persons are irrecoverable because life does not soon make its appearance, and it is absurd to suppose that a body must not be meddled with or removed without the permission of a Coroner.
Every individual, of whatever rank or station, has a direct personal interest in the prosperity of this Institution ; for who shall claim for himself or family an exemption from the dangers against which it provides ? It is supported by Voluntary Contributions: One Guinea per annum constitutes an Annual Governor; Two Guineas an Annual Director; Ten Guineas' Donation a Life Governor ; Twenty Guineas a Life Director. Those who are desirous of becoming Life or Annual Guvernors, or Directors, or of making any Voluntary Contributions, are requested to transmit their Names and Subscriptions to any of the following Bankers.-Barnard & Co. Cornhill; Drummonds & Co. Charing Cross; Sir John Lubbock & Co. Mansion House Street; Weston, Young, & Bostock, Borough Bank; Benjamin Hawes, Esq. 36, Brunswick Square, Treasurer ; or Mr.W estropp, Secretary, at the Society's House, 2, Chatham Place, Blackfriars, to which place all Communications are to be addressed, and where the Methods of Treatment recommended by the Society may be obtained, gratis.
A SERMON, &c.
St. Matthew, vii, 7.
Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
There are two reasons which conspire to the inducing us to fix on the subject of prayer as specially appropriate to the present occasion. The one is, that the day is partly dedicated by our church to the memory of an apostle who has left us the most striking and encouraging declaration with reference to prayer ; for it is St. James who says, “ The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” The other is, that, before advocating the claims of a Society, conspicuous by its application of science and skill, we think it well to inculcate
the lesson, that means are of no avail, except as God shall give his blessing; and that, therefore, no array of resources should induce us to neglect prayer. When men are very earnest and very successful in the use of second causes, there is always a danger of their comparatively forgetting the first. Hence a Society, which almost seems in its holy boldness to venture on the province of the Creator, following the human spirit as it hovers between the present world and the next, and bringing it back into the body, requires to be reminded, that asking is the appointed condition to receiving, so that its powerful and curious apparatus is incomplete, if not accompanied by supplication to the Lord of life and death. But, besides these peculiar reasons, which go to prove a peculiar appropriateness, the subject of prayer can never be out of place, because the duty is of universal obligation ; and because, moreover, notwithstanding its apparent simplicity, it presents difficulties to those who think most of the relation between man and his