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some time before we obtain the superi- How can that be, says a third, when we origy: but be assured, that time will pay so many niillions a year to the para come, and then it will be your turn to sons: cannot they find one to answer his repay our adversaries with the scorn book? What do men do, when they and contempt, with which we are, and cannot answer an argument ? cries one; for some time shall be treated. Is it Knock down their opponent says ano. possible that any one, who reads the ther. A pillory is a poor way of settling life of our beloved master, can entertain a question, exclaims a third :--and in this such an opinion ? much less can we way the hour allotted by the law was who are Christians suppose, that he passed, n gibes and jeers, and the per- , would consent that any man, who names son intended to be exposed to public the name of Christ, should attempt to sha'ne, was encouraged in his career, vindicate his honour by exposing the by the applause of the people, and the reviler to worldly punishment. The bitterest sarcasms against his opponents. thing is impossible. The man who What a lesson does not this hold up injures another by thought, word or deed, to all who name the name of Christ, on account of his not being a Christian, who profess the Christian religion, who or because he treats the Christian religion sincerely wish for its triumph in the with contumely, forgets the precepti of world. Great has been the apostacy our holy master, and acts decidedly from our holy religion, and horrible against the spirit of Christ and his reli. have been the maxims set up by those, gion.

professed to be gu ded by the precepts of The last month has exhibited a sight, the Lamb of God. No wild beasts which afflicts us with the deepest con- could be more furious than these procern. It has afforded a triumph to into fessing Christians, who thought that delity. We lament the situation of all they did God service, in torturing their who have been concerned in this unhappy fellow-creatures, and exposing them to business, the prosecutors as well as the every kind of death and disgrace. Happrosecuted. The man who was adjudg- pily much of that unl.allowed temper, ed to stand in the pillory, for reviling in that diabolical spirit has subsided : but its print the Christian religion, and treat- prevalence at one time should set every ing Christ as an impostor, has undergone man upon his guard against the deceitthis part of his sentence. He was taken fulness of his own heart, and lead him in the usual manner from the prison, seriously to enquire, how far if circumand exposed on this disgraceful stage to stances brought round a similar temper, the populace. This punishment was in- he would be led by the doctrines of the tended to hold up the sufferer to con. gospel, to which party he would ad. tempi, and to deter all others from ex- here, that of the persecutors, the great, posing themselves, by a similar crime, the noble, the rich, and the learned, to similar ignominy. In many cascs with the great body of the people, or the punishment is a very severe one, that of the persecuted, the despised, and as it respects the body, which is ex- the few. We mention this with greater posed to injury, from the filth, dirt and seriousness, because the case of the un. stones, thrown at it by the beholders. In happy man, who has given rise to these this case, however, nothing of this kind remarks, has led us to ask the question. appeared No insult whatever was of- of very worthy people, how far they apfered to the criminal, but on the con- prored of this mode of treating an infitrary, he was received with greetings of del. They were approvers of the Bible applause, and any one who had offered and the Missionary Societies; they read him the accustomed insults, would with pleasure the exertions of Christians have run a great risk of being torn to to destroy religions established in other pieces. Perhaps, it is some credit to the parts of the world, yet from some strong country, that there was not an individual prejudice in their minds, they thought in it so depraved in mind, as to offer any a pillory a proper way of supporting insult i haiever to the object on the pil- Christianity in this country, and could lory:

not see that it mil.tated with the laws The languare, used by the multitude, and precepis of Christ. shewed che gecs i sense of the proceed F rom this subject, which is intended ings of this unhappy diy. Why is he only for serious Christians, we turn to pit on the pillory said one. For writ an occurrence, which affords us great ing against the Bible, replied another. satisfaction: and as in our last month's

Retrospect, the conduct of the Frends his ofiice, but threw the higher classes appeared in a very unfavourable liglat, into a confusion, which could not have we are very glad to see then: step for been expected from such an event. The ward in their true character, and to act ministry deprived of its head, was deemed under the genuine princ ples of their soʻ, by the Conmons incfficient, and they ciety, To them we are indebted tor the voted an address to the Prince Regent, abolition of the slave trade; to them we to request him to form one, more suited shall, we hope, be under similar obliga- to the offices of government. In consetiuns for the abolition of war, a state as quence the prince commissioned the degrading to humanity, as it is contrary Marquis of Welle-lev, to negociate with to the principles of the gospel. The the heads of the different parties, and lamb and the wild bcast cannot have he laid down as a basis, conciliation adherents in the sanie person, and to with the Catholics and vigour in Spain, delight in war is a feeling that cannot The remains of the administration were be too much discouraged. The Friends released from giving their opinion on have the honour of being the only scct either point, by their determination not of Chrisians, which has addressed the to act at all with the Marquis; and the throne upon this important subject, Grey and Grenville party could find oband they have spoken, as they always do jections to the later point, and what in that quarter, the language of truth was more, could not brook any superiority and sincerity. They submit to the in the negociator, whose plans therefore nost serious consideration of the Prince fell to the ground, and the charge was Regent, the highly important cause of committed to ihe hands of the Earl of suff ring humanity. War they declare Moira. to be an evil, from which the spirit of The earl was not more successful than the gospel of Christ would wholly deli- his noble predecessor, and the business ver the nations of the earth; and they of the nation did not admit of farther therefore petition the Prince to take delay. The Commons began to be imsuch early measures for purting a period patient, when it was announced, that to its drtadful devasta ions, as the wis. the Prince had appointed the Earl of dom of his counsellors, in seeking for Liverpool to be first Lord of the Trea. Divine direction will discover. The sury, Mr. Vansittart to be Chancellor Prince received them most graciously, of che Exchequer, Lord Castlereagh to decih ed himself to be deeply sensible of be Secretary of State, Lord Melville the calamities atiending a state of war, First Lord of the Admiralty, and, in and assured them, that it would be niost short, the supposed weak and ineficient grateful to his feelings, to perceive such administration were in full posession of a change in the views and conduct of power. This put the House of Comthe enemy, as would permit him to mons into a very awkward situation, gratify iheir wishes.

and their conduct became the subject of .' This address of the Friends is printed public expectation. The same gentleman, in company with others, on the subjict who had procured the censure of ineffiof the death of Mr. Perceval, by the ciency by his original motion, brought hands of an unhappy maniac, and it forms forward another, by which eventually it a striking contrast by its pure, affection was removed, for the new administraate but respectful style, to the fulsome tion appeared to possess the fullest con. adulation, which tor sorne time past fidence of the House, and carried their has been presented to the throne. lo ado question by a very large majority. dresses from public bodies, whether re The public, during this time, was ligious or political, there cannot be a kept in continual agitation by letters doult, that a sovereign will be much and conversations and explanations bebetter pleased with one, that comes in tween Lords Wellesley, Grey, Grenville, the garb of truth and sincerity, than in Liverpool, Melville, Moira, and Mesthe hackneyed phrascology of courtly sieurs Canning, Tierney, Sheridan, &c. adulation, so little becoming the English &c. Never were the acts of public med constitution and the character of the so publicly sifted. Every word almost

that passed between them was commitThe act of the wretched maniac, not ted immediately to writing, and circuonly deprived the country of a minister, lated, by means of the newspapers, over whuse loss has been deplored as if he the whole of the kingdom. The fact had manifested very superior talents in is, that the higher partics concerned,

people.

acting as heads, found it necessary to the rectitude of their measures, and the explain to their respective partizans the country has little reason to congratulate grounds of their actions, lest they should itself on strong administrations, or, in lose any of their consequence, and thus other words, the implicit confidence of every thing became public, and the the house of Commons in the cabinet. meanest individual was thoroughly ac. Already some benefit has been capequainted with the state of parties in this rienced by the change. An interruption kingdom and of the degree of their inflo- has been made in the barrack system, ence in public affa rs.

the orders in council have been shaken, To judge rightly of these proceedings the language towards the Catholics is we must consider what was meant by more soothing and satisfactory, and the the first vote of the house under the dispotes with America are likely to be term of a strong and efficient adminis- discussed with greater calmness. They tration, and this will not be well under- have negociared a loan of upwards of stood without adverting to the influence twenty-two milions of money, and done by which its votes are directed. The it upon very tolerable terms, and the terms ministry and opposition are fami. question is, whether they look to the liar to our ears, and besides these par- expenditure and how far they will tread ties there are some stragglers not belong- in the footsteps of the most extravagant ing to either party, but voting according of ministers. to the circumstances of the case; some W hile these embarrassments in the of them, like Sir Francis Burdert, with political world at home have occupied avowed principles, which, if the advo- the public mind, convulsions in the nacates for them were numerous enough, tural world have excited many serious would be considered as a strong efficient thoughts. The Carraccas have been third party. In the late contest these laid desolate by an carthquake, and the straggiers counted for nothing, and the island of Barbadoes has experienced a whole matter rested between the two shower of dust. By the awful catastro. parties, the opposition and the ministry, phe on the Southern continent of Ameand the question was to form a union rica, several thousand persons lost their of these two bodies, by making the lives : houses, public buildings and leaders of each the principal members of churches were mingled in one common an administration. This attempt not ruin. Sympathy for the sufferers was succeeding, the question then was, whe- excited in those minds which contemther the house of Commons would stand plate without emotion the conflict of with the old ministry, filling up its own two armies : yet, what are the ravages vacancies, or persist in petitioning the of nature to the desolation of many a Prince to discard them : and it was field of battle, which the history of the clearly seen that the opposition were not last twenty years must record to the sufficiently strong to force a ministry disgrace of the Christian world. The upon him.

ezrih shook, and consigned above five In fact, the whole scene presented a thousand to death, and the mangled melancholy view of the state of party in limbs of half-expiring persons were seen this country ; for our constitution clear." in the ruins. The shock was instantaly leaves the crown in possession of ap- neous, the slaughter sudden. In another pointing its own servants; and if a party place the sun shone bright; every thing can nake arrangements to place men in around smiled with the benefits of nathe cabinet, it can also keep them there, ture: a hundred thousand men on cach and the due influence of sovereign and side appear on an extensive plain, glicpeople may be set at nought. . The tering in all the splendour of military deaih of Mr. Perceval created a vacan. apparel. On a sudden, che air is rent cy: why should there be so much dif- by the discharges of cannon, smoke coficulty in filling it up ? Where is the vers the fields, the cries of thousands and necessity of so many arrangements? We tens of thousands are heard, and the are brought to the question of a true rec plain pre ents ibe horrid speciacle of presentation of the people and annual par- myriads or carcases butchered with rcliaments, and such proceedings as we have lentles fury. Think ye, who contemlately wigacssed could not take place, **• plate with horror the rare instances of

The ministry is still supposed to be destruction by nature, and are shocker' weak In this, perhaps, there is no at the act of one assassin, reflect on th: great barm. They must look more to carnage of a battle and weep for this

fallen state of human nature. What bringing forward in civilization, this will be thought of these bloody conflicts half-savage people. . when man has forgotten the idle tales In Spain events go on as usual. Contiof glory with which the years of our nual fighting takes place between the childhood have been fostered from the Guerillas and the French, in which the writings of heathens, and when he re- former are represented as constantly flects on the maxims of that kingdom victorious. On i he trontiers the prowess to which he has devoted himself, the of the English has been shewn by takkingdom of the Lamb, which, notwith ing the head of a bridge, fortified in the standing present appearan es, shall tri- stron, est manner, with little loss to umph over the impiety and the folly of themselies, but great loss to the enemy. those who delight in i lood.

By this an opening is made for our The heroes of this world have been troops into Spain, and if dependence in daily expectation of adding more tales could be placed on the Spaniards, the of woe to their eventful history; but Gallic king might at last trer ble for his for what cause their swords have been capital. But the gicat armies of rance so long sheathed in the scabbards we still remain capable of supporting cach hare yet to learn. Their grcat leader other, and there are no appearancis of a has been visiting, as it were in triumph, speedy end to the contlict. A measure the cities of his confederate kings, pre- is said to have been taken of filling up siding at magnificent feasts, graced by the vacancies in our army by adding a an emperor besides himself, and kings, certain number of Span ards to each requeens, princes and princesses, all trem- gim nt, wnio, being under British offibling at his nod, and not one of whom, cer, will soon become form dable in twenty years ago, would have admitted the field. him to their table. The example is fit The best news of the United States for proud mortality, to teach it, that arises from home, and, not withstanding God can raise from the dunghill a man the lowering sun in the West, we still to sit upon the throne, and can cast con- hope that no war will take place. In tempt upon princes, and level thrones the Sou'h of America, the inh bitants with the dust. The numerous legions of the North and South of La Plata canof Buonaparte are now with him on the not reconcile their d fferences but the borders of Russia, penetrating, proba- assistance of the Brazilians does not give bly, those in hospitable regions, where a superiority to ihe former The goa sovereign boasts in the name of an au- vern i ent of Buenos Ayres is every day tocrat, and the majority of his subjects gaining consistency. The Brazils have are slaves. We have yet to learn the lost a minister, who, though he was a real cause of the war, and politicians European, had enlarged views, and saw are not without hopes, that here, at that there w.s, on the Western contileast, Bonapartc may be foiled and his nent, a great field for exertion, and that army may be conquered, not by the the house of Braganza, under the influsword, but by famine. The dispersion ence of good counc is, would have no of such a body in Russia :night event- reason to regret its departure from the ually do good, and be the means of miseries of the mother country.

CORRESPONDENCE. W. M.'s communications, with relation to Mr. Henderson, would be very acceptable.

We beg leave to call the attention of our Readers to Lord Stanhope's Bill ca behalf of Religious Liberty (in pages 391, 392, of the present Number) which is to be debated in the House of Lords, within a very few days.

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An Historical Account of the Life several difficulties in the New,

and Trial of Nicholas Anthoine, which seemed to him unanswerable, Burnt for Judaism, at Geneva, he inwardly embraced the Jewish 1632.

.. religion, about five or six years {From the Harleian Miscellany, 8vo. · before his trial. His first doubts iv. 168–176.)

were occasioned, by his comparing Nicholas Anthoine was born of the two genealogies of Jesus Christ, Popish parents, at Brieu, in Lors as they are related by St. Matthew rain. His father took a particular and St. Luke; but when he came care of his education, and sent to examine the passages of the him to the college of Luxemburg, Old Testament, that are applied where he studied five years. From to the Messias in the New, he thence he was removed to Pont.d. proved so weak as to renounce his Mousson, Triers and Cologne; Christianity. And, as new notions where he went on with his studies of religion frequently make a greater under the direction of the Jesuits, impression than those wherein till he was about twenty years of men have been bred up from their age. Being returned to his father's, younger years, he grew so zealous and dislıking the Church of Rome, for Judaism, that he resolved to he repaired to Metz, and applied make an open profession of it. Aca himself to M. Ferry, an eminent cordingly, he left Geneva, and rem divine of that city, who instructed turned to Metz, and immediately him in the Protestant religion, discovered his opinions to the Jews which he heartily embraced. From of that city, and desired to be ad. that time he professed himself a mitted into their synagogue : but Protestant, and endeavoured to they refused hiin, for fear of bringe convert bis relations to the reforın. ing themselves into trouble ; and ed religion. From Metz, he was advised him to go to the Jews of sent to Sedan, in order to study Amsterdam or Venice. Where." divinity ; and from thence to Ge.. upon be resolved to take a journey neva, where he continued his the. to Venice, and earnestly intreated ological studies. He applied him the Jeas of that town lo circumself, particularly, to the reading cise him. But he was again disa of the Old Testament; and finding appointed; for those Jews refused VOL. VII. :

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