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COL.
Wesleyan Methodist new test act, obser- . Mental and moral science,
(vations on,...

497
Mind, essay on,

w.. 459
Wesleyan Methodist new test act; Dr. Missionary Gazetteer, by C. Williams,.. 864
Tea Clarke defended,.....

613

establishments, present state
Wesleyan Methodist new test act, unjust

of,

865
Li and cruel, . . ob

711 Montgomery's universal prayer, &c., o 1050
Wesley, Rev. John, security of his re- Morning, on the, ...
800
mains, boven.

390 | Morning and evening sacrifice, ..0.... 347
West, Benjamin, anecdotes of;. tir. 675 Morrison's exposition of the Psalms, ... 280
Works of nature, superiority of the,.... 901 National antipathies, &o. hy R. Ottley;.. 569
0
Y.

Newtonian philosophy, by Tom Telescope, 182
York, bis grace the Archbishop of, me- Omnipresence of the Deity, by R. Mont-
moir of,

.1067
gomery,

275
Young Arab sheik,

815 Oriental observations, &c. by J. Callaway, 184

Paris, memorable events in,
Paul Jones, by A. Canningham,

660
Keviews.

854
Philosophy of a futare state,

Plymouth and Devonport guide, by H. E.
ALMOST Christian : essay by Young, ... 464 Carrington,

186
Amulet, or Christian and literary remem- Poetical researches, by C. A. Hulbert, 761
brancer for 1829,
..1039 | Popular philosophy,

760
Antidotes, or memoirs of a Freethinker, 370 Pye's discourse on the sacrifice and
Being and Attributes of God, by Dr. A.

priesthood of Christ,

756
Clarke,..
746 Reasons of the law of Moses,.

83
Bibliotheca Parriana,..
359 Salvator mondi, Cook's,

570
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, by Sandwich Islands, Stewart's residence in
W. Horne,....

564
the,....

360
Boys' exposition of the New Testament, 270 Sebleusner's lexicon, by J. Carey, 952
Books, brief survey of, 94, 188, 282, Scott's coutinuation of Milner,

763
379, 467, 570, 661, 764, 867, Scripture natural bistory, by W. Carpen-
952, 1058, 1135

ter,
Character and offices of Christ, by J. Self-government, by J. Edmonson, 659
Crombie,

180 Sell-knowledge, principles of, by Stephen
Cbristian charity, by J. A. James,

Drew, Esq.,

265
Christian poet, by J. Montgomery, 183 Sermons, by J. Haldane Stewart, 860
Christian sketch-book, by J. Burns,.. 86

by Jolin Bruce,....

866
Confessions of a gamester,..

848

before a village congregation, 862
Constantinople, narrative of a journey Short sermons, by J. Edmonson,.......

657
from,

1119 Slavery in the West Indies, by A. Bar-
Cottage Bible, and expositor, by T.

clay,

564
Williams,
175 Spirit and manners of the age,

465
Cypress wreath, by Mrs. Wilson,..

.... 463

Study of the holy scriptures, by W. Car-
Davies' estimate of the human mind,..

penter,....

374
Dictionary of chemistry, by W. C. Ottley, 379 Susan Huntley, memoirs of,

951
Discourses on ninth of Romans, by J. Tale of a modern genias,

89
Jarrom,
278 Theology, by J. H. Hinton,

945
Dobell's Christian's golden treasury,
949 Townsend, Rev. J. memoir of,

561
Family monitor, by J. A. James, .1129 Vectis poeticæ, by G. H. Harrison, 858
Fitful faacies, by W. Kennedy,.

184 Warren's nature and properties of ani-
Friendsbip's offering, for 1829, . 1123

mals,

950
Grammatical and critical construction of Wilberforce's practical view : essay by
the English language, .....

948
D. Wilson,

173
Headpiece, or phrenology opposed to Winter's wreath, for 1829,

.1054
revelation,

376 Wycliffe, life and opinions of, by R.
Historical sketches of the ancient Irish, . 1035 Vaugban,....
Holy Bible, with reflections, &c., 658
Horne's Introduction to the Bible,

559
Immateriality and iinmortality of the soul, 656

Poetry.
Johnstone's specimens of the poets of ACROSTIC on the Duke of Devonshire, . 1034
Great Britain,
946 Album, the,. .....

258
Juvenile Forget-me-not,
.1046 Anticipatious deceived,

936
Law's serious call : essay by Young,. 93 Beauty, on, ..

174
London in the olden time,
273 Bereavement, the, .

455
Mechanic's Magazine,

562

Byron, Lord, on the works of, ... 1033
Memoir of Dr. Mason Good, by Olinthus Canning, right hon. George, on the death
Gregory,

261
of,

80

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Catholic claims, on,

,1028 Montgomery, J., lines addressed to, 744
Cease ye from man, ...
741 Morning, on the.......

457
Christmas-day, on,.....

.1115
hymo,

.1034
Deism, thoughts on, ..
.* 355 Navarino, the battle of,..

173
Drew, Samuel, M. A., lines addressed to, 1030 Opening of spring, on the,

647
Echo, to,
935 Otium cum dignitate,..

172
Eliza, to,
175 Parting wish, the,

743
Epicedium to the memory of a father, ..1031 Peter Hervé, to tbe memory of,

.1117
Epitaph on an amiable lady,
746 Rainbow, the,

936
Flower Forget-me-not,
.1035 Recollections, .

458
Fragment, a, ...
82 Roman Catholic emancipation,

257
Geneva, the lake of,
81 Saint's Nunc dimittis, .

79
Gospel blessings promised under the old Saviour's star, the,
covenant, ..

.1118 | Simile, addressed to a friend,
Hannab's prayer, on, ................

456 Soliloquy, ...............
prophetic song,
234 Sonnet, ...

82
Harmony, a Moravian vessel,

557
to the past year,

259
of the heavens,

647

the orphan boy,...
Heber, Bishop, in India,

358

distress, 1119..Harvest bome,. 1119
Horace, fourth ode of,
.1117 Spirit of a departed friend,

649
Infant, the,.....

648 Stag, the, from Hervey's Theron and
Infant's funeral,......

846

Aspasio, versified by J. M. G., 357
Insanity, to,
556 Stanzas on a gleam of light,

.82, 745
John xixth, 41st verse, .
1033 - on the Rock of Horeb,.....

844
Lady and the rainbow,
844 Summer, ......

742
Lines on Miss Barrett's essay,

939
Tempest stilled,

557
on Isaiab ix,
,1117 There is a path,

940
to Miss Y. on Jan. 1827,

81 Valedictory lines to the Rev. W. Capers, 1029
Lock of an infant's bair,
558, Waning Crescent,

555
Look, the last sad,....
847 We shall meet in heaven,

940
Man's pursuits,

650
Where shall wisdom be found ? .

645

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.... 846
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THE

Imperial Magazine;

OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.

JANUARY.]

« LEARNING HAS DECLARED WAR AGAINST IGNORANCE."

[1828.

very few.

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.

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