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815 Oriental observations, &c. by J. Callaway, 184
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Plymouth and Devonport guide, by H. E.
priesthood of Christ,
180 Sell-knowledge, principles of, by Stephen
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before a village congregation, 862
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Study of the holy scriptures, by W. Car-
184 Warren's nature and properties of ani-
376 Wycliffe, life and opinions of, by R.
Byron, Lord, on the works of, ... 1033
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Aspasio, versified by J. M. G., 357
81 Valedictory lines to the Rev. W. Capers, 1029
OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.
« LEARNING HAS DECLARED WAR AGAINST IGNORANCE."
Memoir of the
In this disastrous state of things, few REV. WILLIAN ROBY, OF MANCHESTER.
individuals, sustaining the ministerial cha(With a Portrait.)
racter, can hope to escape either the plauThere is scarcely any subject within the dits, or the anathemas, which fly thick and range of the human intellect, in which the fast around them. They may receive enopinions of mankind more happily concur couragement from the approbation of their than this, that men who have distinguished own party ; but this will be counterbalanced themselves in the regions of art and science by the cries of heresy which their opponents are entitled to universal respect, if not to endeavour to raise; and who shall decide the veneration of their species. To those the doubtful questions which have created who have gained renown in the walks of the elemental war? To parties so diameliterature, the sanction of universal appro-trically opposite it would be in vain to bation is not so unequivocally conceded. appeal ; from the latter they have no reason Here, as in many other departments, the to expect justice, and from the former it is interests of individuals, of sects and parties, useless to hope for impartiality. Under as well as of communities, begin to jar; circumstances so peculiar, the smiles of and censure or applause is awarded to the friendship, and the frowns of hostility, candidate for fame, according to the pre- strangely conspire to block up the avenues judice, the candour, the bigotry, or the of light. The former flatters, without in. liberality, of those to whom the literary tending to deceive; while the latter opposes, adventurer happens to make his appeal. from a propensity that is instinctive; and
In the empire of theolozy, the views of the negative honour of escaping without mankind are unhappily still more con- reproach, has hitherto been the privilege of tracted. All are ready to allow, that the magnificent and glorious subject is admi. Among these highly-favoured individuals, rably calculated to enlarge their mental the subject of this memoir occupies a con powers and perceptions; but unfortunately, spicuous place. Engaged in the conscienin their conduct towards each other, and tious discharge of his duties as a minister, their opinions of each other's sentiments, he derives his solace from a source which sect mounts guard on sect, sentinels are neither the smiles nor frowns of mortals can always marching on their respective fron- disturb; and keeping his eye on the comtiers; and even in seasons of acknow. mands and promises of God, rejoices to see ledged peace, an armed neutrality is every his church in prosperity, and its numerous where to be seen.
members urging their way to heaven. Uniformly disclaiming bigotry, yet too ; The Rev. WILLIAM ROBY was born frequently acting under its influence, the near the borough of Wigan, in the county of party zealots watch every opportunity se- Lancaster, on the 23d of March, 1766. cretly to hurl their javelins at each other, His father, being in circumstances of comand then engage in open polemic warfare, parative affluence, at an early period into determine who gave the first offence. tended this son for the ministry of the We censure his Italian holiness for arro. established church, and with this view gating to himself the attribute of infallibility; placed him in the grammar-school at Wigan, but were we to look nearer home, we should where he enjoyed the advantages of a clasfind it more or less incorporated in the sical education. This, however, was but a essence of every sect, into which even the preliminary step to his going to the univerProtestant world is divided. Not con- sity, to obtain the requisite qualifications tented with forming creeds for ourselves, for episcopal ordination. we become restless to dictate to others, But while mortals in their wisdom and who view the same points through dif- sagacity contrive and calculate for futurity, ferent mediums, and then piously consign there is a power unseen that frequently to perdition all who dare dispute our tenets, defeats their purposes, and conducts their or resist our authority.
movements to issues the most unexpected. 109,--VOL. X.