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ploded, and which, when they at one time that Christ was the do not excite indignation can Son of God, and at another that scarcely fail to call down .conhe was merely a prophet.” There tempt. The toleration pleaded are then no contradictory doctrines for by the preacher, is rather taught in the consecrated pulpits a feeling of good nature than a of this country! no disputes be. measure of equity, and is not in- tween our clergy as to the mean. compatible with the principles of ing of articles of which they have Sacheverel and Laud.
all declared their belief! no anti. In the first place, he is “ con- trinitariant, no Socinian sermons, vinced that in the uninterrupted preached in the established Church, order of its prelates, the nati- much less, in assemblies of the onal Church of England is of clergy! apostolical origin :" (p. 25.) that " Homely and coarse,” the is to say, that our present bishups preacher observes, “ as these prin. are the successors and represen. ciples may seem to speculative men, tatives of the apostles by being they are the only ones by which the
and representa. the existence of any religion can tives of popish Bishops! The be secured.” (p. 7.) Yet he must resemblance which all bishops in have heard of a religion which political churches bear to each existed, aye, and flourished too, other is discernible enough, but for three centuries, without the how any of them resemble, much aid of his favourite principles ; more represent the apostles, is and he himself acknowledges in not quite so clear.
the outset of the discourse, (p. 3.) In the second place, the preacher that “ WE MIGHT BE CHRISTI. contends that “the support of the ANS WITHOUT ANY ESTABLISUED clergy” ought to be as it is, CHURCH AT ALL.” America too “ compulsory on all.” (p. 5.) His is a case in point; but to prevent reasons are two. If the peo- its being urged against him the ple were not compelled to main preacher remarks, tain the clergy, they would not be too much reason to believe, that maintained atall-solittle alas ! do the system of greater latitude at. the people, in spite of all their la. tempted naturally enough in the bours, esteem them! so low do new world, will end fatally for they rate their usefulness! Or the christian religion and for good they would be forced to “gain practical morality.” (p. 7.) Detheir subsistence by flattery.” praved Americans ! You do not Query: by whom is the greatest constrain your youth to subscribe flattery practised in the pulpit? at college even one article of by Dissenting Ministers, or the faith! You have no “religiclergy?
ous king" to bless the nation In the third place, “ articles with his royal piety! You have of faith” are necessary to be sub- no holy bishops, to watch and scribed, (p. 5.) to prevent con- fast and pray
your welfare : tradictions being preached.” With. Unhappy men! who stood idly out them, says the author, “ one by while all Europe, impelled by minister would defend the doc. divine zeal, rushed to the contest, trine of the Trinity and another in defence of “ social order and would attack it. We should hear our most holy religion.”
The author compliments the things,) by standing on®the necks SECTARIAN CLERGY.--"Farfrom of their people, now forsooth! .considering the Sectarian clergy the laiły, and being looked up to as objects of ridicule, contempt and greeted as the clergy. For and persecution, it is impossible to our parts, whenever we witness their laborious exertions persons of this description here. for what they believe to be the after we shall think of the Rer. truth, their poverty, the insigniti- Sydney Smith's phrase," the carce and obscurity in which Sectarian Clergy." they pass their lives, without ex. : This sermon is a new proof to periencing for them very sincere us of the mischievons tendency sentiments, both of pity and of National Religions! They respect.” (p. 21.) This is a hard must be bad, when they betray blow on some of the modern“ }i. such men as the respectable av. censed teachers,” who would sain thor before os, who really mean rise out of insignificance and ob- to be candid and reasonable, into scurity (as the world esteems these bigotry, absurdity and folly. Art. VII.--Jesus the Son of Joseph. A Sermon, delivered
before the General Baptist Assembly, at their Annual Meeting, in Il'orship Street, London, May 19, 1807. By A. Bennett. pp. 35. Johnson, When we reviewed Mr. Stone's It is reported that the sermon Visitation Sermom (vol. 1. p. 490.) gave great offence to some of the we declared our opinion “ that preacher's brethren in the minis. there were few associations of Dis. try and other hearers; but we are senting Ministers before which a unwilling to believe that the heads preacher would have dared to read and representatives of the General such a bold Unitarian discourse." Baptists, a sect which has always Mr.Bennett has however displayed led the way in free inquiry, should the courage of which we doubted have been less ready than an as. the existeuce: and whatever his sembly of the clergy to permit readers may think of his opinions one of their members to state they must admire and applaud bis frankly and defend temperately integrity and firmness. le has his conscientious belief. If any of gone over the ground, pre-occu, them think Mr. Bennett wrong, pied by Mr. Stone, with consider. the path is plain before them ; let able ability; and has we think, the them answer him! advantage of his predecessor in condensation and conciseness. ART. VIII.-An Essay on the Humanity of Christ: intended
to shew the Utility and Consistency of maintaining thut our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the Hunan Ruce. By Richard Wright. pp. 36. 6d. Eaton, High Holborn. 1807,
This essay is a suitable com. It is “ intended chiefly for the panion to Mr. Bennett's sermon, instruction of the unlearned," and eonsists of 66 such observations, Mr. Wright is distinguished as and arguments, as are on a level a theological writer, for his can. with the common sense of the bulk dour, and to this quality in his of mankind."
tracts is .owing perhaps a con. We have before (vol. 1. p. 47.) siderable share of his popularity commended the author's talents in and usefulness. May we remark “ simplifying difficult questions then, that a very few expressions and epitomizing controversies.” occur in this work which are more The present tract would justify us assuming than we know he meant in repeating the eulogium, but we to be? He will see to what we content ourselves with referring allude on looking over pages 19 to it.
and 20, where we doubt not he The Essay brings forward Scripwill make some verbal alterations, ture Proofs of the Humanity of when the Essay is republished. Christ, answers Objections, and We point out these trifling blemi. shews the Importance of the doc. shes because we wish to see it in trine. Under the last head, are general circulation, and are anxi. many striking and original remarks ous that any little defect should and much masterly reasoning, not weaken the influence which which we recommend especially to we calculate upon its obtaining the notice of the reader. over the public mind.
ART. IX.-An Admonitory Epistle to the Rev. Rowland Hill,
A. M. occasioned by the Republication of his “ Spiritual Characteristics, or Most Curious Sale of Curates.” By Phileleutheros. 8vo. pp. 30. Conder.
The orator of Surry Chapel mirers will probably account for the is here tried on the charges of ex. anger of his anonymous antago. travagance, absurdity, inconsis. nist by supposing him to be some tency, ill-nature, pride and pro- Dissenter, who is stung and vexed fanencss; and the evidence brought with the jokes of the witty metho. forward by this public accuser is dist, on the subject of “ Church so strong that his friends will order," straight-laced commuscarcely be able to acquit him, and nion, and Dissenting boards." his enemies will unanimously pro. We, as impartial spectators of nounce a verdict of guilty. It these bitter disputes, cannot help is curious however that this severe thinking of the observation of an censor on the character of the apostle—that “the wrath of man eccentric preacher professes to re- worketh not the righteousness of gard him, as a “ saint” and an God.”
evangelical” minister. His ad.
yeon Tlurei-Jerome De Lalande-Ablé Edgeworth.—Rev. S. Barnard-Mrs. Cepet.
At Tours, in France, JEAN THU. in 1788, in his 95th year. That ingeni. REL, aged 108; he was a member of ous and eccentric man lest his body to his the Legion of Honour, was born at friend Mr. Forster a surgeon, who " in Orain, in Burgundy, in 1699, entered pursuance of his will delivered a dis. the regiment of Touraine the 17th of course on its dis ection in the Theatre September, 1716, and served without of Guy's Hospital.” Afterwards he made interruption for the space of 92 years. his report of certain “morbid affections He received a mu ket-bal in the neck to Dr. Heberden, according to the will, at the siege of Kehi, in 1733, and seven depositing the parts with these singular sabre wounds, six of whi h were obe appearances in the Museum of Mr.Cline." servable on his head at the battle of Min- The remains of Dr. M. were then intere den, in 1759. He had three brothers redat Chelsea College, though to" chew," killed at Fontenoy, and a son, a veteran as he expressed it, the philosophic conand corporal in the same company, killed tenipt in which he held all funeral pomp, in 1782; there is another who still and every species of unnecessary form” serves with honour. In 1787, his regi- he had directed that " the remainder of ment was ordered to march to the coast, his carcase should be put into a hole or to embark; he performed the whole crammed into a box with boles and march on foot, saying," that as he never thrown into the Thames." travelled in a carriage, he would not “May 22d, aged 62,the ABBE EDGE. commence then.” On the 8th of Novem- WORTH who accompanied Louis 16th ber, 1787, he was presented to the king to the scaffold.He caught, in visiting the and royal family; he was then ordered French prisoners at Mittace, a lever a pension of 300 francs yearly, 200 of which in a few days put a period to his which were to revert to his wife in case existence.” A Latin Epitaph for Abhé of his death, and on her decease, 100 E. has been published and “ said to be francs to each of his children. For some written by Louis 18th.” years he has lived as a veteran at Tours. " July 7, Rev. S. BARNARD, Pastor Buonaparte presented him with the Eagle of the Church assembling at Howard of the Legion of Honour, and a pension Street Chapel, Sheffield, and forme:ly of 1,200 franks. On the removal of the Pastor of a large congregation at Hul. ashes of general Monier, he was one of As a preacher and writer his labours have the four commissaries named for that been incessant : for many years he was ceremony, and was then appointed, as one of the most useful and popular the oldest soldier in Europe. To the preachers in the connexion of the late moment of his death, he preserved his Lady Huntingdon." senses and judgment; and until his last July 3, aged 69, at Ferney Hill, illness, which was but for a few days, he Glouce tershire, the residence of her enjoyed good health.
eldest son, Mrs. COOPER, relict of April 7, at Paris aged 75, M. JE- the Rev. Dr. Cooper, of Yarmouth. AniROME DE LALANDE, the celebrated mated by chri-tian principles and supAstronomer. By his will he ordered his ported by christian hope, she placidiy body to be dissected, and his skeleton to expired after a short illness and left the be placed in the museum of Natural memory of a bright example to her History: His friends, however, regard- children and her friends. She was the le:s of the injunction, caused him to be author of seve.al publications, some of interred, and his funeral was attended which were printed many years ago, by most of the members of the National under the titles of · Fanny MeadowsInstitute. See p. 217 of the present vol. The Daughter - The School for Wives
A direction in one respect, similar to and the Exemplary Mother.' She pube the above, was given by Dr. Mounsey, li hed at a tater period. A Poetical Épise Physician to Chelsea College, who died de from Jane Shore to her friend.' They George Atwood-Miss Elizabeth Robinson-Rev. Fobr Carr, LL. D.--Noel
Desenfans-George Saville Carey.-John Walker. were all composed with the ardent desire steady piety, and lively hope in a resurof promoting ihe influence of christian rection to immortal life by Jesus Christ, morality."
were a source of consolation to her in" July 4, Aged 61, GEORGE AT dulgent mother and affectionate sister, WOOD, Esq. M. A. and F. R. S. high. who now lament her loss. Her remains ly distinguished by mathematical science. were interred in the burying ground be. He was educated at Westminster School, longing to the Unitarian Baptist Chapel, was for some time a tutor and for many at Lutton*.
.GS. years a fellow of Trinity College Cam- July 6, at Hertford, aged 76, the Rev. bridge. He read to the University, Lec- JOHN CARR, LL.D. who published tures on several branches of Experimen- a few years since “a translation of Lu. tal Philosophy, which were much ato cian's Dialogues, in 3 vols. &vo”. tended and justly admired. Mr. Pitt “July 9, aged 61, NOEL DESENhaving been one of his auditors, was in- FANS, Esq. a well-known amateur of duced to form a more intimate acquain- the fine arts. He was born and educated tance with him, and bestowed upon him in France, where he was a fellow-stuin 1984, a sinecure office, that he night dent with the celebrated Minister the be enabled to devote a large portion of his late M. de Calonne between whom and time to financial calculations. The high himse'f a friendship began very early in opinion that minister entertaiued of him, life. Mr. D. passed between 30 and 40 and the confidence he reposed in him, years in this country. His publications were strengthened by experience, and are • A Plan for advancing the British Mr. A.'s labours were continued with Arts by the establishment of a National the most zealous perseverance till his de- Gallery,' 1799 : and in 1802' A Descripclining health rendered him incapable of tive Catalogue of a collection of Picsevere application. Mr. A.was honoured tures which he was commissioned to purwith the Copleian medal by the Royal chase for the late king of Poland, who Society, and communicated several papers had appointed him Consul General of to different volumes of their transactions. Poland in Great Britain. He was also Ile published in 1784, ' A Treatise on the author of a well-written novel entitled Rectilinear Motion, Rotation of Bodies, "Les Deux Hernites.' Mr. D. was prowith a description of Original Experi- foundly acquainted with mankind, yet ments relative to the subject,' al-o *An free from a misanthropic spirit. On the Analysis of a Course of Lectures, on contrary he was active in the cause of the Principles of Natural Philosophy humanity ; ready to patronizc unfriended read in the University of Cam- genius and mitigate ilistress. In private bridge.”
life he was distingui hed for hospitality, July 4, in the 17th year of her age, friendship, and affable and courteous after a long and painful illness, Miss ELIZABETH ROBINSON, of Lutton, July 14, of a paralytic attack, Lincolnshire. This young lady had been GEORGE SAVILLE CAREY, the long in the expectation of death, having well-known lecturer. He was announced been assured by the gentlemen of the for an exhibition on the same evening, faculty she was in a deep dec.ive, and Mr. C. was by profession a printer, and being unable to take medicine from a na- one of those in prisoned on account of tural antipathy to it, could receive scarce. No 45, of the North Briton. He ly any possible assistance. During the was author of the Balnea, (a description lait six weeks of her life her sufferings of the watering places in England,) were great, but they were borne with a several songs, &c. His father was the degree of patience seldom evinced by so asserted author of the popular air of young a person. She often expressed her “God save the King.” readiness to resign the present life and its “ Aug. 1, at his apartments in Tottenevanescent pleasures for an eternal state ham Court Road, in the 16th year of his of being and uninterrupted fclicity. I're- age, Mr. JOHN WALKER, author of quently during the violence of her pains, she exclaimed, “I fear my sufferings will * A short address was delivered at the be too great for my patience. How grave, and a sermon preached from Mark long the Lord delays his coming! Pray xiii. 34-36, to an audience, which for 240 that I may be relcascd." Her scened deeply affected with this renewed
3 M 2 and early proof of human fragility.