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There shall they rot-Ambition's honour'd fools!
Or call with truth one span of earth their own,
Oh Albuera! glorious field of grief!
Thy name shall circle round the gaping throng;
Enough of Battle's minions ! let them play
Perish'd, perchance, in some domestic feud,
ON SEEING A CHAPËL, FOR TRINITARIAN WORSHIP, ERECTED ON
THE SITE OF A JEW'S MANSION.
Where Christians hymn, devout, the Sacred Three,
ART. I. An Examination of Dr. to the Romish sce. We do not
Marsh's Inquiry relative to the mean to inmate that religious British and Foreign Bible So. opinions are of trivial moment;
ciety: In a Series of Letters but our wish is to furnish cuntend. · to the Rev. E, D, Clarke, Pro. ing parties wiih a reason for re
fessor of Mineralogy in the ciprocal justice and forbearance. University of Cambridge, By They whu agree in acknowlidging the Rev. W. Dealtry, A. M. the sufficiency, the supreme auF.R.S. Fellow of Trinity Col. thority and value, of ine word of lege, and examining Chaplain God, bring themselves under a tu the Bishop of Bristol. Lon. sulemn obligation 10 prutect and don: printed for Hatchard and ésteem each other in their appli.
Co. 8vo. pp. 127. 1812... cation, severally; of their characArt. II. The Speech of Thomas teristic tenet. Nin' of ibem Lister, Esq. delivered in the
me being infallible, none are lo speak • County-hall in Stafford, April
it or act as though they urged the 8, 1812, as Chairman of a
claim. Their duty is to abstain
from injurivus suspicions, from Meeting assembled for the Por." mation of an Auxiliary British
calumnivus language, and to use and foreign Bible Society, for hom.
no wenpons, in their contests, ('X. the County of Stafford. Stafford :
1. cept those of argument and love. printed for Longman and Co.
Co Such is the tendency, sucb will, London. 8vo. pp. 23. 1812. probably, be the (flict, of the
union of different denominations - We have great satisfaction in of Christians in the British and witnessing the controversy be. Foreign Bible Society. We hail, tween Biblists and Antibiblists. in this view, its progress and its of the issue no doubt can be en. triumphs : we rejoice in the dis. tertained : while the infinite im- cussion which it excites; and we portance of the Scriptures to the are thankful that men of eminent happiness of man, both here and ability employ their pens in athereafter, is placed in a stronger tacking it, and that others of the light, the most seasonable and es. same character, are active in its 'senial service will be rendered, defence. If its expediency is at the same time, to the cause of more than questioned by a Marsh, Protestantism. Protestants have its plan and object are vindicated long been inattentive to their grand by a Dealtry and a Lister.. and common principle : they have "Those of our readers who are been much more zealous for their acquainted with the labours of respective systems of discipline the former of these two gentlemen and doctrine, than in maintaining in this noble cause, will find that the consistency of their opposition his present publication is not, on
the whole, unworthy of his fame. the poor in her catechism and They will here meet with consi. "liturgy: but he speaks with high derable acuteness of reasoning, approbation of the mecbanism of liveliness of style and felicity of Mr. Lancaster's system: he reillustration. Sometimes, indeed, presents the facility with which they will wish that the author churchmen may apply it to their had been less caustic in animado own wants and views, nor aims at
verting on his opponent: "and, depriving the very meretorious -assuredly, they will condemn his framer of it of that public praise, communication to the world of a to which he is unequivocally en. circular letter of Dr. Marsh's, titled. ' which has no relation to the to. Mr. Lister's speech is the ad. -pics in dispute. Perhaps, too, they dress of a gentleman, a scholar will conjecture that the following and a Christian, and does the delectable sentence is the compo. greatest credit to his au hor by the sition not of Mr. Dealtry but of liberality of its spirit and the geBishop Horsley :
neral soundness of its reasonings. * Any one may hold all the theologi. If we differ from him as to the cal opinions of Calvin, harsh and ex- usefulness and expediency of civil travagant as some of them may seem, establishments of religion, if we and yet be a sound member of the nannot, Church of England and Ireland; cer."
..cannot deem his arguments on tainly a much sounder member than this point pertinent and valid, we one who, loudly declaiming against those heartily concur in his sentiments opinions, which, if they be erroneous, and advice with reference to the are not errors that affect the essence of linglish hierarc our common faith, runs into all the tous
English hierarchy : * nonsense, the impiety, the abominations, " It ill becomes that church which of the Arian, the Unitarian and the first set the noble example of asserting Pelagian heresies, denying in effect the its freedom, to come loaded with chains Lord who bought them.”
and fetters to destroy the liberty of This decision is so much in the opinion, that spurns at all human con
others. There is something in religious manner of the departed prelate troul, and perhaps for this reason, ber that wc suspect it to be his, and cause, when sincere, it riscs superior to econclude that the usual marks of all worldly considerations. It may be quotation have been inadvertently and conciliation ; but is never to be
won, it may be converted by kindness omitted. We have even a faint overcome, either by the language of re. i recollection of having scen the seniment, or the frown of disdain. I Dassage in one of his Charges : but will moreover add that no man, or body as we have not his works before us, :
of men, ever so much evince their real
ore u5, superiority, they never so complerely We are unable to verify the cita. triumph, as when they make the first tion.
o advances to friendship and cordiality: With the honest declaration of on a subject too where Christianity is Mr. Dealtry concerning the Ma
so deeply concerned, this maxim be.
comes so iniperarive upon us, that I dras and the Lancasterian (or, as we feel surprised twat one angry o: jealous. would still call them, did fashion feeling should ever have existed on the permit us, the Lancastrian) schools, occasion.-The question then resolves
es itself to this; shall the established we are extremely pleased. Deing church, clothing itself in Fha, isaical a minister of the Church of Eng. pride, standing upon points of specula. land, he is decidedly a friend to tive doctrine, shut the door of Christian the instruction of the children of peace for ever against all who dissent VOL. VII,
from her opinions or shall she, nobly a pleasant and not uninstructive and e altedly dis, egarding all petty dis- naseace in a tinctions viewing all the Christian
8 passage in a publication of Mr. wold with a feeling of maternal protec. Asplana's : tion, unite with all the followe.s of “Being at Soham (says the wri. Ch.ist in the promotion of his holy ter) one evening, I was accosted word? Will the chu.ch venture to hu ono
chu.ch venture to by one of the persons who (as forego this only op: o:tuniiy that may ever present itself of establishing between will appear in the sequel) made a Chistian and Chiistian the bond of distinguished figure as one of Mr. perpetual peace ?" (17, 18).
Gisburne's opposers. He inquir. Without introducing the name ed if I could not get a congregaof Dr Marsh, Mr. Lister has re. lion for Mr. Gisburne some where plied salisfactorily to the chief of London side. Upon my asking, his objections. 'I wo capital er. why he wished to get rid of a mi. rors pervade the writings of the nister whom he had once highly learned Professor on this subject : extolled, he said, Why, would the one, that the churchman you believe it? When one asks alone, and not the dissenter, makes him, what are his sentiments ? He a sacrifice in becoming a member says that he is not a Calvinist, nor of the Bible Society; the other, an Arminian, nor a Socinian, but that Protestantism is a set of arti- a Bible.Christian. A Bible. cles and doctrines, instead of be. Christian! There's a fool for ing the principle of separation you !"** from churches assuming to them. Could we believe, 'as Cardinal selves, infallibility and temporal Ximenes is said to have believed, authority. It is owing to the that men may become Christiaris former of these mistakes that with. without reading the scriptures, in the United Kingdoms Dr. our zeal for the success of the Marsh will not act with non.con. Bible Society would at least be formists as Fellow-Protestants : abated. Such, nevertheless, is though he is not averse from cu. not the fact; and such will not be operating with them in the distri. the consequence. Of the themes bution of the scriptures beyond which agitate the public mind our own shores ! In consequence pone is nearly so interesting to us of the latter of his false impres- as the merits of this society. sions, he brands generalized Pro. These will ultimately be establish. testantism as something absurd ed even by the hostile efforts of and dangerous, notwithstanding Dr. Marsh. “The triumphant that Protestantism is always and flood shall roll with more ample every where the same principle. wave and swifter current for the
The Professor's exclamations temporary delay occasioned by against generalized Protestantism, opposition.".
N. have reminded us very forcibly of
ART. III. A Serious Inquiry into * To the same effect are some ob- the Nature and Effects of Mo. servations found in Sis Brief (and we dern Socinianism; being an can add excellent) Letters, occasioned by the institution of an Auxilia y Bible Society at Chelmsford, March 23, 1812. • Bigotry and Intolerance defeated, Sce pa ticula.ly pp. 6 and 25 of thc &c. By Robert Aspland, (The 1st second edition. Rev.
Ed. p. 6, note). Rev.
Answer to the Question, Why Christian teacher, then, believe.
There is a ludicrous solemnity forgery? Does Mr. Fr colon re. in this farrago of ignorance, folly
ceive ihe Apocrypha as part of his and uncharitableness. Mr. Free
Bible? If he does not, it would ston, who is we understand a mi.
be amusing to the Socinians 10 nister in a small and obscure sect learn bis reasons for its rejection. sometimes known under the de.
66 2. Because the Socinians ap. Romination of Free.Grace-General pear to idolize human reason :"Baptists, assumes an air of infalli. the precise reason a Roman Ca. bility; and, with a confidence tholic gives for not being a Prothat would become the papal
panal testant. On what ground does chair, determines what is truth
Mr. Freeston, against the letter and what is error, who are holy of scripture, deny transubstantia. and who are unholy. Knowing"
tion? nothing, apparently, of Unitarians,
"3. Because they degrade the but through the medium of the perso
person and character of Jesus works of their adversaries, be does Chris
Christ.” This word degrade is not hesitate to accuse them of convenient to the unfair adversa. every thing anti-christian; retail. Ties of the
rics of the Unitarians : it signifies ing the calumnies of such histo. to put a person in a lower rank rians as Messrs. Bogue and Beu. nett, as if he really knew not that posed to occupy, and in this those writers have hy their intem
sense may undoubtedly be applied perateness and misrepresentations
to those who protest against the forfeited all claim to credit even
opinion that Christ is God; but with their own pariy.
it generally signities also an unWith a vulgar illiberality. Mr. friendly, a hostile disposition on Freeston uses the term Socinian,
jan the part of those who reduce a though he acknowledges (Note to
person's rank, and in this sense is Preface) that it is not perfectly descriptive of the denomination of "
ation of named Socinians. They intend Christians to whom it is applied. to honour Christ by representing It is however a reproachful term,
Term. him to be what he declared himand therefore suits the purpose of ser
The purpose of self to be; and if their scriptural that class of writers, who, incapa.
arguments be good, their oppo. ble of reasoning. have no alterna. ncnts must acknowledge that they tive but silence or calumny.
do honour to Christ.–Did it ne. Mr. Freeston has numbered his ver occur to Mr. Freeston, that reasons for not being a Socinian;
there is a possibility of degradwe shall give them in their nume.
ing and dishonouring the Holy ral order.
One of Israel, who is a jeaivus "1. Because the Socinians de. God, and whose glory he will not preciate the Bible;"
i. e. they give to
e they give to another?-Before our au. point out mistranslations and in. thor assumed the office of accuser terpolations in the commonly re- and judge, he should have been ceived English text. Does this careful to study, the matter in