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phraseology in describing the divine in the misfortunes of the individual proved Ruence "You say, you hope it is not of essential benefit to the Public; as they necessary for salvation to undergo the led her to devote her valuable life sme afflictions that I have undergone. to that important profession in which No, my dear cousin, God deals with his the soundness of her judgment, the ere children as a merciful father ; he does tent of her information, and the dignified not, as he himself tells us, afflict wil. gentleness of her manner, particularly lingly the sons of men. Doubtless, q.ulified her to escei. Her plan of eduthere are many, who having been placed cation was not confined to the mere ornaby his good providence, out of the reach inental accomplishments; but extended of any great evil and the influence of itself to the regulation of the mind and bad example, have from their very in- heart, on the principles of rational fancy been partakers of the grace' of his piety, and with an enlarged view of the holy spirit, in such a manner as never to importance of the fema e character. have allowed themselves in any grievous Her great success is abundantly testi-, offence against him." It is remarkable fied by the many excellent and amiable that Cowper, while with his favourite members of the ociety who have been divincs, Messrs. Newton, Bull, &c. he trained up under her direction; by the entertained the tremendous doctrines of warm attachment which chey have uniCalvin, could yet delight in the society formly continued to shew, to the precepof those whom the system of that theó- trees and friend of their youth; and by logian would teach him to regard with the deep regret which not only they, but horror. Such besides Lady H. and se. the public at large, have expressed for veral others was probably Dr. Cotton, her sudden removal from that scene of author of " Visions in Verse," whom he active usefulness, in which she continued describes as a benevolent physician and till the moment of her death. a pious Christian friend. Such too was Let others teach the meaner course of the late Mr. Row, whose life and death,
Art, as described by Mr. Hayley, would To give the polish, but neglect the have done honour to any communion.
heart; Jan. 25, aged 68, Mr. LILLY, suh- To point to female youth life's flow'ry librarian at the Subscription Room, Stamford. Early in life he embarked And tell them, pleasure dwells but with
way; for America. In an excursion up the country, he and his companions were on Beauty build their influence and seized by a party of upsubdued Negroes,
power, (more prob bly Indians) and those who Beauty, that blows and fades within an were not massacred were detained as
hour! slaves. In this situation he was for a Far, far from Her, o'er whom we mourn long period held, being repeatedly trans- ful bend, ferred from one savage chieftan to an: Youth's firmest guardian, best and gene other, at the price of a few skins of wild
tlest friend, beasts. Having endured innumerable Far, far from her such precepts of the hardships, he at length effected his es
day, cape, and after spending some time as a which bear o'er Fashion's slaves resistschool-master in America, he returned in indigence to his native country, and was Her's
was the task those lessons to imindebted for a moderate subsistance to
part the situation he was charitably put into which raise the genius," and which by the Public Library.
"mend the heart;"
Confer by culturc dignity and grace, Tbe following communications from *And give the ornament a second place; valuable correspondent were accidentally Make the fair form intelligent, refind, gaitted in our last Obituary.
The eye the index to the cutor'd mind; Dec. 8. 1806, died suddenly, at New. To plant those guides which elevate the castle upon Tyne, in the midst of her soul, Pupils, Mrs.' WILSON (aged 89.) Taste to direct, and Reason to conBorn to affluence, she was early visiced tronul. by the severe vicissitude of fortune; Long shall the memory of thy virtues under the pressure of which, her cxcm- rest, plary conduct engaged thehighesteem and The faithful tenant of this sorrowing respect of wany judicious friends. But Vow II.
The commercial, literary, and religi- he will ever be remembered with the ous public, bave lately sustained a severe deepest regret. He perished in the Broloss in the death of Mr. THOMAS thers, Cape. Poad, of 'Shields, with whom BLAYLOCK, of Newcastle upon Tyne, he was going a passenger to Copena young man of superior talents, excel- hagen, on business of importance to his. lent principles, and amiable manners. family. The ship foundered off StroomAsa son, a brother ma friend, and an active stadt on the coast of Norway, and all member and manager of useful insti. hands were lost, except a boy who was tions, (particularly of the Literary So- washed ashore on the sky-light hatchciety of Newcastle, whose general and way. Such events are among the most committee-mectings he constantly at- mysterious dispensations of Providence; tended; of the New Institution for Phi- but we confidently trust that the time losophical Instruction, of whose lece will come, when not only thesc, but also turer he was ever the ready, cheerful, more extensive calamities, which at and intelligent assistant in every case of present baffle our limited comprehendifficulty; and of the Sunday Schools sion, will be seen to be parts of one supported by the Unitarian Society in great scheme, and, in ways as yet inexHanover-square, of which he was the plicablc, “ working together for good.". Treasurer and faithful Superintendent),
RELIGIOUS, LITERÁRY, AND POLITICO
spirit of liberal inquiry among Calvinisté The Report of the Committee of the Similar
. Auxiliary Societies have been UNITARIAN FUND is now published, established for supporting the British and may be had either with Dr. Toul- and Foreign Bible Society. min's scrmon, preached before the Society at their first annual meeting, or
POLITICO-RELIGIOUS. separately. It will give the public full
THE JEWS. information concerning the object and
To the Editor of the Monthly operation of the Fund, and will, we trust, be the occasion of a great aug
Repository. mentation of the list of Subscribers..
SIR, A sufficient sum has been already As a few enlightened minds may possiraised for beginning the New Version bly feel interested in the fate of the Jews, of the New Testament, proposed by the a very great revolution among them Unitarian Book Society, and the work seeming to be at hand, I am encouraged will accordingly be proceeded on im- to throw a little light upon the latter part mediately, by the Committee appointed of their history in France, since the for the purpose.
establishment of the Sanhedrin, at Paris. The conductors of the “ Missionary To this assembly the continental papers Society," established in 1793, are seek- inforin us, members are hastening from ing to augment its wealth and enlarge all parts, even from Constantinople; its powers, already grea; by the estan and their waiting for their full compleblishment of “ Auxiliary Societies,” in ment may have prevented them from London and throughout the country, for proceeding any further than passing a the purpose of raising subscriptions from decree, consisting of 27 articles, for orthe poorer friends to the Sociсty, in very ganizing their worship, and appointing sinall sums. As these Auxiliary Socie- a Consistorial Synagogue in each deties are to meet annually, as they are to partment that contains 1000 individuals choose their own officers, as the reports professing the religion of Moses (for the of the Missionary Society are to be re- appellation of Jews is to be laid aside,) and gularly laid before then, it is not im- a grand Rabbi is to be chosen by the probable that they may be the occasion Consistorial Synagogue, and to have a of introducing a manly habit of thinking salary of 3000 francs per annum, paid among the Whitfield Methodists and a him by government, 'Io the Jews in
France a vast accession of numbers will where but in Berlin, a Jewish academy be made from Prussia and Poland. In of Sciences, and a Jewish Literary Jour. the latter country they are generally nal, composed in Hebrew.-(Secťaurier, rich and great money-lenders to the or the sketches of the Times, Vol. II. Lords, the farmers and others. Peo- 249,-A large number of Jews at Berple who suspect the motives of the lin, heads of families of respectable chaFrench government relative to the Jews, racter, have subscribed and published a urge that their interest being once ob- letter to M.Teller. Provost of the Upper tained in favour of France, they by their Consistory, (the department of governcitensive connections, their wealth, and ment which has the superintendence of partly by interest, will be exactly that ecclesiastical affairs,) in which they dea to the niczu, which the Jesuits were to clare, that being convinced the 'laws of the old government of France. Some Moses are no longer binding upon them, of the Jews in France and Germany are as not being adapted to their circumendeavouring to write themselves into stances at this day, they are willing and favour and consequence." A small work ready to become Christians as far as rein Hebrew, which has been translated lates to the moral doctrines of Chris. into French, entitled “Who is this, but tianity, provided they shall not be rehos Israelirish Christian ?" was lately ado quired to believe the miraculous part of the vertised in the Moniteur, and therefore Christian creed, and above all, ebe divinity cannot be disagreeable to the French go- of Jesus Christ; and provided they may vernment, particularly as the author, be admitted to participate in all the who is a Lieutenant in the invalids, ade rights and privileges enjoyed by the meme vi-es the young Israelites to range them- bers of the established religion. Their se ves under the standard of Napoleon, confession of faith would be something that they may retain Jerusalem and re. less than Unitarianism, but approaching build the Temple. A very recent ad- nearly to it. They ask M. Feller's ada dress from the Jews at Francfort to their vice on this plan, and whether he thinks brethren, exhorting them to join in the it practicable ? M. Teller has published pre ent measures, stiles Napoleon their an answer in which he informs them, Illustrious Prince, and quotes the twenty- that they do well to believe as much of second Psalm v.30, 31, as upon the point Christianity as they can, and that if they of being fulfilled. The Prince Primate, cannot in conscience believe more, they on the 4th of January, published a de- do well to profess it : but as to the ques crec in which he abolishes all those hu- tion whether their fragment of faith miliating distinctions by which the Jews ought to entitle them to share the civil in that city used to be stigmatized.- and political privileges enjoyed excluThe Jews at Francfore have addressed sively by entire Christians, it is not his a letter to the Sanhedrim at Paris on this province, but belongs to the civil auoccasion. It is but justice to the Jews, thority of the country to decide.-M. to acknowledge that the learning and De Lúe, a celebrated chemist and theo liberality of sentiment exhibited by se- logian, has published a letter to these veral of their nation upon the Conti- Jews, in which he boldly advances to nent, p rticularly in Prussia, have pio- meet them on the ground which M. Tel. bably paved the way for the notice that ler declines : he tells them that far from has lately been taken of them, and at scrupling points of Christian doctrine, the same time proved them worthy of they ought not even to abandon the the attention paid to, and the indulgence standard of Moses : that the history of promised them.- in Berlin, for several the earth and its present appearances, years past, men of learning and genius are the strongest of all possible testimoamong the Jews have been enjoying sine mes to the truth of the Mosaic history, gular bonours. The late Moses Mendel and that if they will only take the pains sohn, for the force of his reasoning, to be better natural philosophers, they was surnamed the Jewish Socrates; for will not be so ready to renounce their the amenity of his diction, the Jewish faith as Jews. There have been numerPlato.-Bloch, a Jewi h physician, was ous pamphlets written and published up the first naturalist of the age: Herz is on this subject, which make, as the a professor, with 400 auditors : Mai- French term it, a great sensation in the non, a profound metaphysician. There North of Germany. (See Letters from are Jewish poets and Jewish artists of an American resident abroad on various eminence, and, which perhaps exist no topics of foreign literature, &c.)
The charge which David Levi brought The fifth and last book proposes reasoriagainst his nation, in 1796, of their be able and possible expedienes to draw the ing greatly affected with scepticism, by Jews to us--" And in this book," saya seading Bolinbroke, Humc anid Voltaire, the author, “I offer proper and plausible 80 as scarcely to believe in a revelation, reasons for recalling and reuniting in the much less to have any hope in their fu- bosom of the Church rhe Chrsinan Sects türe restoration, is by no means appli- who have separated from it." - This is cable to the present rime! The press, the summary of the contents. It is not as well as the pulpit, always begets the illiterate or enthusiastic Jew only proselytes, and this we shall find has not who indulges the idea that the head of been idle. Among other singular pro- the French government is a temporal ductions of the day, there is now circu. Mes iah. --The same cause engages the lacing in France a work originally print, pens of the learned! A metrical transed in 1643, without the name either of lation of the Psalm, “ Quare premuerunt author or printer--but which is beiieved gentes :" "Why do the nations rage," to have been composed by Isaac Lapeyree, &c. was published at Paris, in March of Bourdeaux. It is entitled . The last, 1806, written by M. Crouzet, ProRECALL OF THE Jews.”—The follow. viseur du Prytanée, &c. &c. Of this proing is a transcript from the preface to the duction, the Redacleur of Le Publiciste reader : “My design is to make it ap- observes, “ The intention of this transpear that the Jews will be called to the lation is not difficult to discover. M. knowledge of the Gospel ; and I shall Crouzet, struck with the singular cor. also demonstrate that the salvation of respondence between the Psalm and the the Gentiles is connected with that of extraordinary events which astonish Euthe Jews, and that all the people of the rope, wishes to make the public sensible earth shall be at the same time converted of the propriety of the application, to the knowledge of the Christian faith.” The translator was under no necessity This is the subject of the author's first to alter or pervert the text, to adapt it to book."'I shall afterwards prove that the circumstances in view.-The Psalmwhen the Recall of the Jews, which I ist's ideas and expressions naturally offer understand to be spiricaal! Que je pose themselves, and his version is so faithspirituel,) takes place, they will be col- ful that one might suppose it had been Sected from all parts of the world where translated a century ago, and of course they are scattered, in order to be led and without any intention of applying it to settled temporally in the land that is the affairs of the present time. On the promised them. I shall also prove that other hand, if one could divest oneself this Recall and establishment of the of the idea of a Psalm, one might easily Jews will be effected by a temporal suppose is to be a panegyric upon the Prince, who sha!! provoke the Jews to a Emperor (of France,) or, an imitation holy jealousy in the knowledge of the of the Hebrew inanner; and the appli, Messiah and in his service. I shall also cations are perfectly in character, com. make it appear, that this temporal King pared with the original. M. Crouzet's shall be the universal King foretold by first strophe exhibits a proof that he does the prophets, to whom all the Kings of not stand in need of much indulgence the earth shall do homage. And this it runs thus : King I hall prove will be a King of Quels sont ces apprets formidable ? France." - This is the argument of the Pourquoi d'un vain Orgueil enfiles, second book. The third book exhorts Ces flots de peuple innombrable the Christians to do every thing in their Sont ils en tumulte assembles ? power to persuade the Jews to become Les rois, les Princes de la terre Christians; to which Christians are call. Se sont leves; des cris de guerre ed and solicited by the duties of Chris- Ont frappe la voute des cieus. tian charity and their own interest.- O crime ! O sacrilege audace The fourth book declares the Messiah C'est l'oint du Seigneur que menace to the Jews and makes it appear that Cet armament seditieux. Jesus Christ, come in the flesb to the To this information, though I have Gentiles, ought to be looked upon as never read Dr. Allix's tract De Duplici having come in the spirit to the Jews Messia Márenia, I beg leave to add, that This is demonstrated by passages quoted exclusive of all the vanity and parade atfrom the ancient books of the Jews, and tached to the idea of a Military Mes.iah, even the articles of their own faith. or harbinger to his kingdom, there scen
to be some very serious grounds in the earth," are to be literally understood sacted writings for the Jewih belief of when the Scriptures speak of the general the Messiah's appearance in a two-fold conversion which is promised and er. character; firse. as a sufferer; and, se. pected. It is Christendom only that condly, as trit..nphant over his enemies. form, the nations with which the proIn a philosophical or rational point of phecies have to do; and it is only those view, the Mellenium is nothing more or kings of the earth, generally called the less than the giden age of Christianity, ten kings, who are to be subdued by the We have prorably had nearly enough of power of the Messiah, as a chastisement its brazen and iron ages. Nor is it by for their apostacy, and their alliance any means surprising that one extreme with the Anzichristian interest, which should produce another. Scripturally was only to prevail for a time. Grantspeaking, what may happen to the mys- ing that Christianity, may still be proparical Babylon of the New Testament, is gated in a niuch greater proportion than no more than that which formerly oc- ever it has been before; it must first of curred to the proud, over-grown, oppres- all be purified at home, When Chris sive, and domineering empire of the As- tians have reformed themselveã, they syrians. And this, as mere names can- may probably reform others. Proselytes Bot alter the nature of things, may occur shall no longer be made by the spirit of again, and continue ad infinitum; as long persecution. When the true greatness as the character of God and goodness and liberality of the ruling powers, in shall stand in opposition to evil and op- initation of what we have lately seen pre-sion. The Divine gift of Christia- on the Continent, (though in the midst nity shall be wrested out of the hands of of every excess)
shall discourage and deses abusers; and though it be admitted prive si disant Christians Com persecute in Daniel, vii
. 27. that the kingdom or ing each other, and teach liberali:y and power shall be given to the people of forbearance even towards Jews and Pa: the Saints of the Most High, it is posió gans, then shall missionaries cease to go tively said, in verse 18, that the Saints forth with my tery in one hand, and me or worthies shall take the kingdom; ani nace in the orher. Then probably it may idea which implies force, or making war. be that a man shall only be as a heathen Thus in a correspondent portion of Scrip- and a publican, when he will not hear tore, Rev. qui v. 18. an angel takes up a reason; and not merely for his rejection stone like a great mill-stone, and casts it of the rant of blind zeal, and the whine into the sea, saying, Thus with violence, of affected piety. In fact, many great shall Babylon, that great city, be thrown events will by and by unite in recalling down; not with the foolishness of preach. Christians to the use of their judgment, ing, as too many still dream; nor yet like and a due regard for the sacred charac, the wails of Jericho, by the sounding of ter and attributes of the Deity. Among rams' horas; but by the agency of great these I allude to the political restoration, and mighty angels' or messengers; nu- or rather toleration, of the Jews, whom merous armies, hailstones of fire, horses, Christians have hitherto deemed blasand them that sit upon them.
phemeis; I allude to the nullity of all Here, if I thought Jewish authority the calculations relative to the supposed would weigh against Christian prejudice, destruction of the world and its inhabi. I would urge the opinion of Prile de tants. Surely those much abused Chris. Prem. et Per. “ For as the oracle saith tians who have long been in the habit a man shall go forth, and warring against of calling down vengeance upon cach great and populous nations, shall
over- other, will be much disappointed when come them; 'God sending help to the they find that God neither comes down godly. This man shalt extend his con- from heaven to avenge their quarrels, nor quests fo the good of the conquered, so yet destroys his beautiful work of crea. as to be the strength of the enipire, and tion under their feet. Surely when they the head of the human race" (Whitby.) find this judgment deferred and pro -Here, by the Oracle, Philo under tracted beyond the clue of all its contra stands the Holy Scriptures. The reve- dictory calculations, they will cease ries of the Jews in imagining thcir Mes. judging each other, Surey it is not too niah shall rule all the world, are ridicu- much to expect that they may then relous; but Christians cannot now escape coilect that the Priestleys, the Lindseys, censure, if thcy think the phrases "all and all the great and good advocates for pations and all the kingdoms of the peace and charity had long since warned