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bers of the Bible Society; at least tical union equally cried down at of such of them as may have been the time, we should say: prevented from joining the old so.
Non ego nec Teucris Italos parere jubebo; cięty. We doubt if any one, who Nec mihi regna peto; paribus se legibus is able to afford the subseriprion, ambie would refuse to subscribe*. Next Invictæ gentes, eterna in fodera mittant. to this, we recommend to the Barl
Our readers will perceive, that in lett's Buildings' Society still further the present review we have conto lower the price of their Prayer- fined ourselves entirely to the disBooks, already, indeed, to their ho- cussion of the main principle at issue nour, exceedingly low, and to en- between us and Dr. Marsh. We courage the transfer of demands for have reserved ourselves on many Bibles from themselves to the Bible collateral questions, as well as on Society. And last of all we recommend, to that truly excellent and for a future occasion; and this we
the personalities of his pamphlet, useful society, a cordial friendship, have done with the less scruple, beif not a warm co-operation, with the
cause the public are already in posBritish and Foreign Bible Society. session of a reply to Dr. Marsh from The more we consider the question, the pen of Dr. Clarke ; and because, the more palpably we consider it
at the moment that we write, two to be now the interest of the church other replies of no mean promise society to throw off as much of its burden as it can upon the shoulders Hon. N. Vaosittart, and the other
are announced; the one by the Right of the general one. It would then by the Rev. Mr. Dealtry. These pursue more unshackled its own
will, probably, have met the public operations for the good of that
eye before our own remarks have church which it especially serves.
seen the light; and they will, “ Two are better than one,” is a doubtless, not only have discussed, motto eminently suitable in princi- with far greater ability and effect, ple to those two societies: and if the single point to which our reawe might apply a quotation once sonings have been directed, but they a
will have left little to be achieved statesman, in recommending a poli- by other writers on the remaining
• We shall probably recur to this subject branches of the subject. before we close the present number.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
G. C. Gorham, B. A. Queen's :-Deacons: In the press : Economical History of the Mr. Grace, B. A. Pembroke Hall; Mr Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland, by Tryon, B. A. St. John's. the Rev. Dr. Walker, Professor of Natural The Cambridge University scholarship History in the University of Edinburgh;- has been obtained by Mr. Scholefield, of and Essays on the Prophecies, by the Rev. Trinity. The chancellor's medals have been T. Robinson, of Leicester.
adjudged to Mr. Gosset, B. A. of Trinity, Preparing for publication: Christian and to Mr. Ncale, B. A. of St. John's. Mr. Ethics, by the Rev. Thomas Wintle ;-and Owen, of St. John's, and Mr. Price, of Tri(by subscription) a new 8vo. Edition, in nity, have been elected scholars upon Dr. 9 vols, of the Works of Dr. Watis.
It is proposed to establish a direct maviThe following gentlemen of Cambridge gable communication between London and were admitted to ordination, by the Bishop Bristol, and thence to South Wales and of London, on the 23d of February last, vize Ireland, through the Kennet and Avon naPriests: Rev. H. Townley, B.A. Trinity; vigation. Rev. W. Armstrong, B. A. St. Jobp's; Rev. A Botanic Garden has been formed at Hall, about a mile from the town, under the in 1812, the income was 40,917,8351. care of Mr. Don, nephew to the Director of the charge 36,801,993t., and the surplus the Cambridge Garden.
4,115,8411. The amount of the war taxes, . The income of the consulidated sund, in including the property lax in 1811, was 1811, was 42,286,1521. ; the charge upon it, 23,027,444 ; in 1812, 22,393,053h 35,296,313h; and the surplus, 6,989,8391.:
Taare lies before us, at the present moment, Street, Lincoln's Ion Fields, on Wednesday so large a mass of Religious Intelligence, the 6th day of May next, when a Report of and that of a highly interesting description, the Proceedings of the Conimittee, during the that we hardly know what part first to se- past year, may be expected, far exceeding lect, or bow to keep pace with the reason. in interest any even of its own most inteable expectations of our readers to be in. resting reports. But we need not now antiformed of the events which are passing in cipate any of those particulars which we shall the religious world. We should have been shortly have the pleasure of more circumglad on this, as on many former occasions, stantially and more accurately recording. to have enlarged the stipulated size of our In the preceding part of this number it work, in order to meet the pressure of the will be seen that we have taken a large share moment; but the occurrence of the Easter in the controversy whiclı Dr. Marsh has Holidays, at the close of the montli
, renders thought proper to revive, respecting the ibis expedient difficult, if not impracticable. Bible Society. In doing so, we have endeaThis must be our apulugy to our readers, voured to redeen the pledge which we gave and we trust they will seem it a satisfactory in our last number: how far we have sucone, for postponing many articles of intelli- ceeded must be left to the judgment of our gence which justly claim an early notice, readers. We would only request, that, if or for briefly advriting to others, to which, on a perusal of our regiew of Dr. Marsh's in different circumstances, we should have pamphlet, they should retain an impression felt it our quy to afford a larger space. It of the weakness or insufficiency of our reais impossible for any reader of our work not soning, they would attribute this, not to the to be struck with the rapidly increasing extent cause itself, but to our incompetency to do and importance of thal kind of intelligence it jusiice. The cause, we are confident, is which may be denominated Religious; al capable of the most triumphant vindication, though few of them can bave the same aud advocates fully equal to that vindication opportunity with ourselves to judge of this will doubtless be found. Indeed, such adincrease. When we beyan our labours, our vocales have already come forward ; and, if materials of this description were extremely we are capable of forming any judgment of scanty: with difficulty did we glean a suf- the relative force of arguments, the refutation ficiency of information to justify the regular of Dr. Marsh is complete. The pamphlets appropriation of a part of our work as a record of the Right Hon. N. Vansittart and the of religious events. The difficulty we now Rev. W. Dealtry, which have this day reach. feel is so to compress our materials as not ed us, and to which we hope to have another to interfere 100 niuch with our other prosess opportunity of adverting, seem to us to have ed objects, and yel meet the laudable de- lest nothing farther to be desired on this mands of public curiosity. This one circum- head. What new ground of opposition may stance supersedes the necessity of any in- be taken by Dr. Marslı; what new objecduction of particulars to prove the progressions he may raise; or by what new mistate. which religion is making in the world. May ments and sophistries, the old objectiuns inay it be our endeavour, and that of our readers, be bolstered up through the pages of an.
to accelerate it, if possible, a thousand other paniphlet, we will not pretend to say ; • fold! God forbid that any of us should be 'but, certainly, we consider the cause as defound, in THAT DAY, to have been instru
cided against bim; and all we wish for is, mental in retarding it!
that such of our readers as still entertain a
doubt on this poiut, would read for themBRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.
selves what Mr. Vansittart and Mr. Dealty Toe annual general meeting of this Society have written. The pamphlets of both these will be held at the Free-Mason's Hall, Queen gentlemen are published by Hatcliard.
The publication of Dr. Marsh's pamphlet, wich, the Rev. Dr. Collyer, John Deer, Esą. however we may regret it on other accounts of the Admiralty, the Rev. Messrs. Lane, has been attended with this unforeseen ad- Townsend, and Simons, and Dr, Parker. vantage, that it appears to have suggested, For the reasons we have already given, we to many zealous friends of the Establish- are under the necessity of, at least, postment, the propriety of forming a distinct poning the extracts which it was our wish to Society for the express and exclusive pur- make from these speeches, and of confining pose of circulating the Liturgy, Articles, ourselves, for the present, to the insertion of and Homilies of the Church of England, the greater part of the address of this new without note or comment; and measures, we society to the public; an address which is no understand, will speedily be taken for carry- less remarkable for the force and, at the same ing this suggestion into effect,
time, conciseness of its statements, than for
the ingenuity which has given something of BLACKHEATX AUXILARY BIBLE SOCIETY.
the charm of novelty to arguments so much We have been favoured, by a highly va- used, and for the spirit of true Christian pathos lued correspondent, with the particulars of which at once enlists all the best feelings of the meeting, on the 22d of February last, our nature on the side of such institutions which produced the establishment of the
as the present. Blackheath Ausiliarg Bible Suciety; and we " The Committee of the Blackheath Aus. regret that our limits will not permit us, at iliary Society trust that the County of Kent, Jeast in this month's number, to avail our. in which the Christian relig was first és. selves, to the extent that we could have tablished among our Saxon ancestors, will not wished, of his obliging communication. The be the last to patronizé an institution, which proceedings of that day, together with a re- has, in the short space of eight years from port of the speeches which were delivered at its formation, effected so much for the cause ihe meeting, will, we are happy to say, be of Christianity, and which promises to be published, in a separate pamphlet, in the the most powerful instrument that has ever course of a few days; and we can assure our been employed by Divine Providence, withreaders that in those speeches they will find out the exertion of miraculous agency, to nuuch to inform their minds and to interest establish the spirit of union and concord their feelings, and we might add, if the con- ainong all Christians, and to diffuse the pure sideration were not too trivial for the occa. light of the Gospel throughout all the nations sion, to gratify their taste.
of the world. The meeting was numerously and most re- “ In the short space of time just men. spectably attended; and the chair was filled tioned, it las afforded the means, either by Mr. Angerstein, a gentleman long dis- wholly or in part, of publishing the Scriptinguished for his zeal and activity in the tures in nearly sixty languages. Its exerproinotion of every benevolent and patriotic tions have been extended to Europe, Asia, undertaking. The usual resolutions were Africa, and America; and have been removed and unanimously adopted. The Earl ceived in all with gratitude and admiration, of Dartmouth was appointed President; the While sovereigns have extended to it their Hon. and very Rev. the Dean of Windsor, patronage and support, it has every where the Right Hon. N. V'ansiltart, M. P. General excited the heartfelt blessings of the needy, Tarrington of the Royal Artillery, Major- the ignorant, and the aftlicted. Gen. Burn of the Royal Marines, John J. An- " In Europe, in Asia, in America, numer. gerstein, Esq. and the Rev. George Lock, ous Societies have been formed to further Vice-Presidents ; Richard Best, Esq. Trea- its objects, and extend its utility; and all surer; and the Rev. Theophilus Lane, Pre- descriptions of Christians, the Protestant, bendary of Hereford, Dr. Parker of the Roy- the Greek, and, in many instances, the al Artillery Hospital, Woolwich, and Mr. J. Roman Catholic, have united 10 support an Shewell of Depiford, Secretaries. The sub- institution, which has för its fạndamental scriptions and donations, already received, law and sole purpose the distribution of the amount to 650l.; but even this sum, as our unadulterated Word of their common Lord .corresponden: justly and feelingly remarks, and Saviour. But that Word is yet known "" will go but a little way towards supplying to only a small part of mankind; and we the wants of the many thousands of igno- are compelled, as Christians and as Britons, sant creatures in this neighbourhood.” with sbame to confess, that millions obey
The speakers who distinguished themselves the laws of Britain, and fight ander the on this occasion were, besides the three Sc- standard of the Cross, displayed in her bancretaries of the parent institution, the Right ners, to whom the religion of Britain is Han. N. Vansittart, Dr. Gregory of Wool unknown, and the doctrine of the Cross lías never been preached. To wipe away this the establishment of a more effectual local shame from the annals of our country, and police. to make Britain a blessing to the world, “ The Committee conceive that these aceven beyond the reach of her dominion, the knowledged circumstances plead strongly in power of her arms, and the extent of her favour of an establishment, which cannot eommerce, is the glorious aim of the Bible but co-operate powerfully with all the other Society.
means that may be employed for securing “ But even at home we have yet much to the peace and good order of the neighbourde; and as local wants are best supplied by hood, and which tends, in the most effectual local attention and superintendence, that will and unobjectionable manner, ultimately 10 best be done by the establishment of Auxi- supersede their necessity. ljary Societies, such as the Committee now " To the Clergy and other Ministers, is recommend to this county and neighbour affords the opportunity of inore accurately hood. The district comprised hy the Black kuowing, and the means of supplying, ibe beatb Auxiliary Society is extremely popu- wants of their sereral Nocks ;-o the Nagilous, containing certainly not less than one strate, the hope that the painful necessity of hoodred thousand souls. Of these a great curbing excesses by the harsh inflictions of number are strangers from various parts of penal law will be removed ;---10 every Christhe kingdom, particularly Ireland, and inany tian, the cheering prospect of having, under are foreigners. A great proportion of the the blessing of God, been instrumental in strangers, and even of the natives, are la- turnir many to righteousness; inany by mentably ignorant and uninstructed; and whom his personal safety might have been the paucity of churches is such, that even endangered, or his property assailed; inany with the aid of all the other places of divine who have risked their lives in einployments worship, a considerable proportion must be connected with his business, or in the nobler destitute of the ordinary means of religious service of defending his and his country's instruction. The consequences are such as cause ;--- many, also, whom his eyes will might easily be foreseeni,--an extreme de- never see, whose names will never reach his pravity of manners, and great danger to the ear, but who, in distant nations, and generapublic peace. The frequency of crimes, and tions yet unborn, shall learn to celebrate the difficulty and embarrassnient attend their Reedemer's praise; and who, at last, ing their detection and punishment, have shall swell that countless multitude, who sur. led the inhabitants to consider the inter- sound the everlasting throne, for ever sing. ference of the legislature as necessary for ing salvation to our God and to the Lamb ***
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Ix oor view of public affairs, we are com- undisguisedly applies to the whole extent of pelled to be extremely brief,
his dominion, from the shores of the Baltic In Spain, no new events of any import- to those of the Adriatic), shall become an ance bave occurred. Lord Wellington ap- arined vation. A local force of 600,000 pears to be collecting with great assiduiry men is to ensure internal tranquillity, and to the means of bringing the siege of Badajoz, gaard his frorier on all hands from the inwhen he shall atiempt it, to a successful iroduction of English merchandize. About termination. The French seen to be direct- 200,000 nen drawn from the conscripts of ing their main efforts to the same point. former years, whose services had not been We may expect, therefore, that the campaign called for, are to be added to bis regular will commence in that quarter.
force. And he plainly intimates, that this France is manifestly preparing for a force is likely to be employed for a long war in the north of Europe ; wbile Russia, time, at a great distance from home. His the power against whom her efforts are likely, Berlin and Milan decrees he declares to in the first instance, to be directed, is wast- be in full for against the ships of all naing ber best blood and treasure in disputing tions, who do not cause their flags to be rewith Turkey the possession of some paltry, spected by England; in other words, who do province. Bonaparte has obviously in view not go to war with her : all others are to some expedition of a gigantic and overwhelin- be considered as denationalized. And he i ing description. He has declared, that holds out to France the prospect of an interFiance, (and the name of France be now minable was with Great Britain. Among
other regulations which he has adopted, is inclusive, and shall also abandon what he the infliction of summary capital punish- calls her new principles of maritime law. Thent on every person found guiltyof holding 'On the various subjects of DOMESTIC poany communication with Heligoland ; and ftics agitated in par'iament, we cannot enyet, strange to tell, he is granting licences ter even in the most succinct manner. Va. to trade direct between England and tious changes have taken place in admiFrance.
nistrat on, and more are expected. Lord As far as we are capable of judging, Castlereagh has succeeded the Marquis SWEDEN seems disposed to take part against, Wellesley as Secretary of State for Foreign rather than for, France; but no step wlich Affairs, and Lord Melville has taken the is calculated decisively to mark the charac- place of Mr. Yorke at the Admiralty Board. ter of her policy las yet been taken. The Marquis of Hertford has been appointed
What part the UNITED STATES will take, Lord Chamberlain; Earl Cholmondely, under the altered circumstances in which Lord Steward ; the Marquis of Winchester, they are placed, by the unceremonious and Groom of the Stole; Earl of Harrington, authoritative contradiction which Bonaparte Captain and Constable of Windsor Castle ; has given to all their arguments on the sub- and Col. Seymour, Serjeant at Arms: with a ject of the recal of the Berlin and Milan de great variety of minor appointments in the crees, and on which alleged recal they had Prince Regent's household. grounded all their hostile measures against A French squadron has escaped from England, we cannot guess. But it Bona. L'Orient, consisting of four or five sail of parte had wished to stultify the whole pro. the line. Nothing is known of their desticeedings of the American Government and nation. Congress during the last year, he could not Two of the seamen condemned as craitors, have done it more effectually than lie has in consequence of their taking up arms by the simple declaration, that the Berlin against their country in the Isle of Frauce, and Milan Decrees are unalterable laws of lave been executed, as an example to our bis en pire, until Great Britain shall repeal navy and army. The clemency of the all her Orders in Council since May 1806, Crown has been extended to the rest.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS, J.R.'s account will be admitted, R. H.; J. L.; PHILALETHES ; Herbert's Hymou; and the Extract from Mrs. Grant; will
find a place. R. V. G.; A. B.; CLERICUS SCRUTATOR; B.; EDWARD C.; SCRUTATOR OXONIER
SIS: are under consideration. As E. W. admits that the castles which he builds in the air are “ the result of determina
tion, and not the consequence of inattention,” we should advise him to determine
to employ the force of his mind on more stable erections. A Correspondent has objected to the statenient on the subject of original sin by Dr. South,
inserted in our last number, p. 78, as far too harsh and repulsive. We will not contest that point with him. The object of the extract, we apprehend, is to shew how very unreasonable is the clanuour raised against those ninisters and members of our Church, in the present day, who hold and preach the doctrine of man's utter depravity and help. lessness, as if the mere assertion of this doctrine proved them not to be true churchmen. Who among them has used stronger language; who among them, indeed, we might ask, has used such strong language as Dr. South has done, in the passage alluded to, in describing the innate corruption of human nature? Would the Bishop of Lincoln repre
sent Dr. South as therefore heterodox? Our disguised Correspondent, from the neighbourhood of Lamb's Conduit Street, if he
speak truth in saying that he writes in love and faithfulness when be uses the language of censure and reproof towards us, must admit that our censure, even of those he may think foulthess, may be very consistent with love and faithfulness. If the articles, to which he alludes, be inconsistent with truth, it is in his power to shew their opposition to it. It is easy to bring a sweeping charge; not so easy to substantiate it.
p. 113, col. 1, last line, for that lamented prelate, read the Syrian bishop. Present Number, p. 130, col. 1, 1, 4, fur 611 read 86.