it that ye will not take advantage of these elsewhere; and the amount of the subimprovements, and give to the En. lish scriptions to it ha, bern very cons.dera. reader - translation wor hy of theo gi- ble. The com : ttee for its management nal? Be oss red that this will be an has advertised an account of some meetobject of center cion vorhy of your. ing in which the majority present were selves, namely, to strive not merely to bi hops, and the number of persons not increase your influence by distributing in orders was very small. They elected books but to shew yourselves so thy a secretary, and passed resolutions of of the Chiician name, by making those bus ness the chief of which is the esbloks as perfect as in your power. There is ta' lishment of corresponding societies in no want of le rning in the sect establish- different parts of the kingdom This ed, and we know no man jetter quali latrer measure is not only useful, but fied than Dr. Marsh to co-operate nith ahsoiurely necessary, since, as the chilother members of the two Universities, dren are to be eucaled in the doctr Des whom vc could easily po nt out, in of the established sect, there should be giving to he public a tr inslation of the sore methud by which it may be ascepscriptures, that should do humour to the ta ned that no other doctrines are taught. increased scriptura: leaining now in this Ths will be secured by a constant corcount.y.--1r Marsh, in his letter, con- respondence between the prim ry and tinues in his ustal strain of error in he minor committees : and as in the connecting his sect with the state, and primary co:nmittee is a number of I menring. " that religious discussion is, bishops a sufficient degree of attention in consequence of our mixed constitu- is paid to this part of the Institution. In tion, clo ely connected with political a very populous p ace a meeting has been discussion. Reigious dissention," he held, in which the in titution has been tells us " becomes in this country, a approved of. At Manchester it has been, political evil,” We can tell him of a resolved to found s hools on Dr. Bell's country, where no reli jus dissention plan and to con ur in the views of the was allowed and cv ry one, who knows in citurion. We trust that there is in any th n. of the state of Spain, must that place a school on the Lancastrian see, char religou di sentin is a blesing, plan, that the experiment may be fairly compared with that peace which the made, where are so many good judges toriures of the loquisition gave to the of the subject under controversy. At sect established in that unhappy country the s me time our friends will no: be So far from religious disst ntion heing the inattentive to this interesting topic, but political evil that the doc:or est ems it endeavour to apply the merits of either to be we believe that there would not system to the educat on of their own be the least harm whatever in it, but children - When the judgments of God rather much good, if the sate ga e no are on the earth, the people learn rightepreference to eitlier of the contending ousness: they are led to examine more parties. We will never allow this fise dil gently their ways The education of position of Dr Mirih to pass curren:. the low r classes is of great importance ; It may co very well for the phiegm of but, in the present state of our country, the lirerati of Germany, who luok upon there is a very large class of the commuthe scriptures as an oject of niere cri- nity to whom a sense of religion is pecuticism, I ke Vi:glor Horace, who bow liarly necessary. This is the army to the rei gion of the state. whatever it What an awful image does military may be and who would, if they had lived array, without any principle, hold out in the t me of Christ and the Apostles, to the world! Every attempt to instil have considered them as a set of pes ikent religion among military men is priseand seditious 'ellows, fit only for the coor- worihy, and we read with atisfaction cion of the magistra e. In this island, the circular of the Duke of York on the owing to religious dissention, there are appointment of Chapla ns, with an immiany, praiscd be God! who more highly piovement of rank and increase of duty, estin.ate sacred truths, and who lock rotwithstanding the allusion in it to the upon them as intended not merely to increase of sectaries, who are not of the enlighten the end, but to purify the established sect. , M. Repos Vol. vi. p. heart - The inst tution for Education, 735.1 When we recollect however, the for ud by several menibers of the esta number of Roman Catholics, Methodists, blished sect, has received great encou. Dis enters, and members of the Scotch Fagement in the two Universities, and sects in the army, we cannot but think, that an appropriate military service might an arrangement, to which they have have been laid down, that should not proceeded in parliament. As to the shock either party. Time only will mere medical opinion, it does not show how far the new system will seem that it was of much importance, answer t'i intended purpo e The chap- and the opinion of the public was not lain is ro bare the rank of major; and at all affected by it. For, after the length we sh uld not be sorry to hear that he of time i hai che parien: had been affectSot on courts martial, and attended ed, the number of attacks he had suf. the exe ution of every niilitary sentence. fered, his age, a d his blindness, where In his attendance on the hospitals, he will could be found a single independent and have a good oppor'unity of witnessing disinterested nian, who could think ic the etfect of severe fleggings, and on this sale to the kingdom, or proper for the interesting topic. his o sei vacions may individual, that he should return avain be of g eat ut iicy. --Several occurrences to the cares of royalty ?- The Irish are have excited in the general mind very in patient suspense for their great cause, uppleasing sensations Some atrocious the Emancipation of the Catholics, in mu ders h veleen committed, aftended which the Protestants now take a very with such horror in the ex-curion of active part. All their meetings concur them, as seems entuely foreign io che in pra sing the conduct of the general English character. The mist dil Kent committee at Dublin, and expecting from search has been made after the mur. it the best results. A strange story of a derers; but when we consider the senti. conspir cy has appeared, but it is most ments expressed on these tew murders, likely to originate with the enemies of the hories that they have excited in the Citholics. The principals of the every generous mind we re at a loss to latter body took the earliest opportunity account for the aparhy on the myr ads of giving information to government, that fall a sacrifice to war. Would to which received their intelligence with God, that the same borror was felt unie unaccoun able apathy. It serves, how. ver-ally on the slaughter of a fellow ever, to shew the little credit to be paid creature, whether in he field of battle, to tho e inflummatory papers, attributed or by the midnight assassin. But thic to the Catholics, of which, we appretime is not arrived for man to possess hend, the far greater part is to be attri. these feelings, the most honourable to buted to a very different origin --The human nature: it will be long before Pariiament was opened by a speech from the kingdom of the Prince of Peace in the R gent, deliver d by comissioners, established.-A fraud loy a Member of in which was nothing reinarkable, and Parliament, and :he cenu itment to pi an echo of i was passed in the House son and the condemnation of the culprit, cf Lords, as an address, without a divihave afforded much conver.ation. We sion. In the House of Cormons, the have also hada melancholy insedia berusia soudre did not take place : for Sir learn ag may be prosritu ver!. I re Ironis Burdeil, as a true representative prol gue to che il est muns! Piay, wai op tic people, opened the debate upon the basest adulation of the hike oi Yok the prechy a view of the state of the that ever met the pubiic pe tine un coun'sy, in which he poined out a happy occurrences hich led to his dis number of things, particularly the state grace were represented as base ai ts, in of the representation, that required crawhich he had no concern ; and he was mination and resorin. The substance of extolled as a most! rtuous character. If his speech he embodied in an address, the masters of Westerinster have such which he moved io be presented to the an opinion of morality, what are we to Prince Regent: and in this he was seexpect from the rising gener tion !- coded by his colleague, the otiser reThe King's illness has ome to a crisis, presentajive for Menminster Lord Coeven in the opinion of the physicians. chrane, i and his address was when read 'They have been examined before the from the chair. When this had been Privy Council and the Parliament, and done, the gentlemon designed by the their answers to numerous interroga ministers to move au aderess got up, tions have been published. From the and taking very little notice of what Sir answers my be gathered, that they en- Francis had said, or of his address, tertain very slight hopes of a recovery; moved, as an amendment, the address and they said enough for the M nister to that was previously prepared, and which Cipress the necessity there now was for was, in fact, an echo of the speech. In this he was seconded, as usual by the sity of probing the wound more deeply, other gentleman fixed on for this pur- of going to the root of the evil, of enpose. A very slight debate ensued. quiring into the causes of the increase Mr. It hitbread would not support Sir and the atrocity of crimes, of the effects Francis, though he agreed in the greater of imprisonnients in the hulks, and the part of his address and Mr. Ponsonby whole nature of our criminal la s. Mr. disapproved of the manner in which the Sheridan, also, in a strain of wit, for subjects were brough: forward : and on which he is particularly celebrated, turna division, there appeared only one for ed into complete ridicule the poor SecreSir Francis Burdert's motion, besides the tary's speech, and the negligence of his two tellers, the mover and the seconder duty, as first officer of the police of the. of the motion. The gentle nan's name kingdom. The whole House was moved is Curhloert; and his name ought not to by the flagrant necessity of the Case and be forgotten, as to be singular in a good the impotency of the measure proposed cause is far better than to follow the by government, and it was resolved leader in the beaten track of servil ty. unanimiously, that a committe should Nothing, indeed, can be more con- be, and a committee accordingly was, temptible than he fashion of an address appo nted, to examine into the whole coming from the minis erial side of the state of the police. Sir F Burdett, who house, and we thank Sir Francis is one of the committee, moved afterBurdett for interrupting this silly prac- wards, for an account of the police offitice, and standing up for the people, and cers and their qualifications. The speaking the language of the people.-- thanks of the country are due to Lord Mr. Crervey distinguished himself in the Folkstone, for bringing a very important following night., by his observations on suhject before Parliament, the state of the Droits of the Admiralty, the four ard the Ecclesiastical Courts. The immedia half per cents. in Granada, and sine- ate cause was the case of a poor igno. cure places and pensions, held by mem- rant girl, thrown into prison, under prebers of Parliament, or those who had tence of contumacy, atter having been been members. But he was not suc- excommunicated. The girl was a minor, cessful in his endeavours, any more than and the offence was trifting, calling a Mr. Brougham, who brought the sub- woman by a bad name. His Lordship ject of the Droits of the Admiralty be. gave a history of these courts, and profore the house, in a very long and la. duced several instances of oppression boured speech, in which the whole sub under them, fin.shing by a motion for ject was developed, with great clearness, an enquiry into the nature of their juris. accuracy and precision. The doctrine, diction. Sir W. Scolt entered into a however, of the king's personal claim to laboured defence of them, such as might these droits, was much weakened by be expected from a judge in them, and this debate ; and it seemed to be pretty such as a grand inquisitor would plead generally recognized, that they were in support of the inquisition ; but he subject to the controul of parliament. expressed a wish, that some other sen. The Establishment of the King and Prince tence might be substituted for that of Regent occasioned much less debate than excommunication. Sir S. Romilly ex. the importance of the matter seemed to plained to the house what excommunirequire, and the plan was brought for. cation was, and the state of the poor ward in a very contuscd manner by Mr. girl under it, who had uttered an exPerceval. An increase of expenditure pression, coarse indeed, but most proto the nation, not a diminution, was bably true. He was happy, however, held out. But if this minister intro- to hear excommunication so reprobated, duced but weakly this important sub- and trusted that great good would reject, another was much more unfortu- sult from ii, by a bill to put an end to nate, for after giving notice of a motion such a sentence. Sir S. correçted Sir. in consequence of the dreadful murders W. Scott on the power of imprisonment and horrid atrocities, conmitted in the in the ecclesiastical courts, since they metropolis, and expatiating on them in en oy it mediately, though not immeglowing colours, he ended by proposing diately, the temporal court always im. a committee to enquire into the nightly prisoning upon their application. Sir watch of the metropolis. This brought John Nichol, another spiritual judge, up Sir Samuel Romilly, who stated, in a allowed that excommunication ought to manly and energetic speech, the neces. be abolished. After a few more specches, in which the ecclesiastical courts met be very successful, and to have sufficient with the reprobation they deserve, and room for exertion. Their population Sir W. Scott promising to bring in a increases rapidly, their agriculiure inbill to abolish excommunication, Lord proves ; and manufac ures are making Folkstone withdrew his motion, and a more rapid progress than is desireable. the case of the poor wornan was to be · All they can wish is to let the urbu. brought up on a future day. We trust lence of the w.cked spirits in Europe go that Lord Folkstone and Sr Samuel by, and to endure their wrong or a Romilly will keep their eye upon this time rather han involve themselves in question; ard readers who w sh to now a war, which must tend to he injury of the nature of ecclesiascical courts, should their morals and heir freedom... Their consult the narrative of the persecu neighbours, the Mexicans, are far from tion of Hippolyto Joseph da Costa Pereira tranquillity. The pompous language of Furtado de Mendonca with the bye-laws its viceroy does not secure peace in the of the Inquisition at Lisbon, ust pubo interior, and hi borsed success has done lished. It teaches us, that the Inquisi- little more than give him ibecontroul over tion is fir from being abolished in Por- the capital, in which he is almosi besiegede tugal, as the case took place within The Mericans are following the plan these ten years, and a comparison be- of the Spaniards in the mother country, tween the laws of the Inq isition and and forming guerillas or war-bands in those of our courts, will shew the cu- every part, which render extremely difrious manner, in which Protestan ism ficult all intercourse between the viceroy has steered its vessel, between he hor. and the extremity of the province Every rid tortures of St. Dominick on the one thing wears the appearance of final in. hand, and true Christian liberty on the dependence; and in the Caraccas and other.--- Abroad, the state of affairs has Buenos Ayres, it is almost all but aca not much varied. Reports are strong of knowledged. In short, Spanish America approaching peace between the Turks is more and more likely to withdraw and Russians The misfortunes of the itself from the European yoke. As to vizir have had a serious effect upon the Spain and Portugal, they go on in nearpolitics of the falling empire, and the ly the same sia e. The English are 3t. abominable wickedness of the govern- their case in Portugal-the guerillas ment, in the horribic massacre of the are harrassing the French in Spain Mamlucks at Cairo, has far from pro. the Cortez at Cadiz is do ng nothing duced the effects iis contrivers expected. difficulties have arisen between the

The expedition ag-inst th: Wachabites English and ihe governmeni there; moves on slowly : 80 that the Turks, there is a perfect want of a commande exposed to invoads in three quarters of ing energy ; and the French are conejtheir dominions, are litt's I.kely to free nuaily increasing their influence and verthemselves from the difficulties of their ritory. Valentia is however not yet. situation. The United States of America taken. It is invested on all sides, and hold a language far from plcasing to he very little prospect appears of its being lovers of peace, but we prefer this lan- relieved.--In India, the Brit sh arms guage to the horrors of war. It is bet- have been very successful. The island ter that the malignant passions should of Java, as far as it was possessed by evaporate in the war of words, than in the French, has submitted and the the actions of Cain. They speak with troops were made prisoners of war. Bagreat severity, and 100 much truth, on tavia is a rich prize, and the French are the conduct of the contending parties in now e.cluded from every port to the Europe, but we hoped that the follics east of the Cape of Good Hope. In and wickednes, of ihe Old, would be a such a situation, it becomes us more and warning to the New World, not to pure more to read the prophecies on Tyre, in sue the same crooked train of policy. In the Old Testament, chat we may not other respects, the United States seem to fall into the same condemnation.


A Proclamation has appeared, di- nesday, the 5th of February, and in Scorrecting the observance of a GENERAL land, on Thursday the sixth. FAST in England and lieland, on Wede

Mr. NIGHTINGALE, Author of known or supposed author, and the time the “ Portraiture of Methodism,” is pre- and the occasion of its being written. paring for the Fress, A Portraiture of the Roman Catholic Religion. (See the li rap The HUL EAN PRIZ', in the per.)

Univer:ity of Cambridge, for the last

year, has been ad unged in Francis ('un. 'The Rev. THEOPHILUS BROWNE, ningham, Esq. Fellow Cm oner of Editor of the " Selections from the Old Queen's Coliche-Subirica: A Disand New Testaments.' is preparing, as a servation on the Bucks of Origen against Sequel to the above a work which wili Celsus, with a view to illustiate the con prise every part of he Apocryphal ar, un ent, and to point oui the evdence Il ritings, the meaning of which is in- they afford to the iruth of Christianity." structive and inportant, with such cor. The following is the su jec: for the • rections of the common version as the Hulsean prize for the present year:Greek and Latin originals will authorise, “ An Inquiry in oihe Reli, ivu. Knowaccompanied with Note ,explanatory and ledge which the Herchen i hilosophers practical, and an account of cach book, its derived frum the Jewish Scriptures


We are sorry that in the first Nun ber of our present Volume, we have to an. nounce the dea:h of MRS. LINDSEY, he widow of the lare reverend and venerable Theophilus Lindsev, of E sex Street, of this inieresting and e cellent woman, some account may have been looked !or in our preceding pages : we had prepared for insertion in them a short obituary, chiefly taken from the Morning Chronicle, which however we have found ourselves una le to bring within our prescrihed limits : the omission will, we trust, be amply supplied in our ensuing Number,

· Various other articles (of Review, Obituary and Intelligence, have been excluded from the present No, from the s me same cause. We particularly regret our inability ti report the proceedings of the R. MANCAToricin IRELAND, especially at the Dinner which they gave in Dublin to the Friends of Rel jous Liberty { where, by nobles and gentlemen, soldiers and lawyers, Ca holics and Protestants, Presbyterians and Quakers, there were as erted the n ost en arged and generous sentiments in the lights of Conscience, worthy of the most en. lightened asscmlly in the mo t libcrai ace and couniry of the : orld. We may, perhaps, hereafter, recur to this subjcci; but in the mean tiine, we have great pleasure in referring our readers to the DISSENTER, a Weekly Newspaper, which seems to make a point of recording all proceedings, bearing upon he question of Religious Liberiy: we can with the more propric:y recommend this well-written and promising paper, as we are totally unai quainted with its projectess, proprietors and conductors : we were not amongst those who augured well of the publication from its title, but while it perseveres in the course which it lius begun, we deem it fairly entitled to the support of the friends or Christian freestom.

We acknowledge, as desired, the rece pt of the following subscriptions to the UNITARIAN FUND :

1. So Mrs. A. Hughes, Hanwood, ner Shrewsbury, ann. 3 3 Mrs. Warter, Cruck Meole, nicar Shrewsbury, ani.

Jan. 30.-On arriving at the conclusion of our present Number, we findourselves obliged to excluile more of the articles prepared for it, than we had apprehended : we regret particularly, the omission of a paper on the Toleration Act ; a subiect which some recent proceedings of the inferior courts,

recent proceedings of the inferior courts, and s01'e d cisions of the higher, have rendered of fearfu impori-nce to Protestant Disenters, we pledge ourselves to take it up in the neat Number, and to pursue it, if necessary, through the Volume.

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