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tion. Je who will take the trouble to compare it with the follo copy, printed also at Oxford, A.D. 1683, will find ibat very few of these errors are to be imputed to the preseut typographer, but are to be laid to ihe charge of the editors, who ought to have placed in bis hands a correcter edition. P. +6, I. 23, for oty pudons, beads, read'' holy pardoned
beads.' P. 48, I. 15, for water, psalms, candles,' read water, palms,
Candles.'s, This indeed is so ancient an error, found, if s'e recollect richtly, even in the edition of 1563, that it may be required ofas to prove that it is an error. Surely then the reformers were inen of more wisdom and moderation, than, without any reservation or discriminating epithet, to condemn all psalms among the plarisaical and papistical leaven of man's feigned religion,' among' feigned relies, masses satisfactory, rosaries, fifteen Ves, ballowed beads, bells, candles, and such other. Do we not know that the reformation was much indebted for its progress to the singing of psalms, and even of songs and ballads? And miglit not then these consłHerations have induced a suspicion of the authenticity of the word 'psalıns' in this homily? Again, what is the fregnent language of those times? Hear the words of the Devonsbire rebels io 1549. "Wee wil have holy bread and holy water every Sunday, palms and ashes at the time accustomed.' (Strype's Cranmer, p. 100; Records.) Hear also the answer of the venerable Cranmer. “The other that is called holy bread, holy water, bolvashes, holy palins, and all other like ceremonies, ordained the bishops of Rome. (Ibid.) And hear, finally, the language of Bishop Gardiner in reference to this very passage of this homily. The book of homilies numbereth the hallowing of bread, palms, and cạndles aniony papistical superstitions and abuses.' (Strype's Cran, Dver, p. 78; Records.) It onght to have been reinembered too tirat palms is not without authority in the printed copies, and that the error of psalms' has been noticed so long ago as by the compilers of the Tree and Candid Dis. quisitions in 1750. As to frequent errors in the print' (say those gentlemen). we pass thein over, taking notice only of one, which has perhaps kept its place in all impressions, except the first by Whitchurch, in 5-47, which in the third serinon of Good Works, bath palms, candles, &c. (the only frue reading) instead of psalms, the false one." P. 358,9. They are correct with regard to the edition of 1547 ; put palms is found also, as we can testify from our own, inspection, in editions of 1549 and 1551.
Page 61, 1. 2+, for • was sore,' read was so sore.':
+, from bottom, house consume him,' 'bouse and consume,''&c. 69. 3, from botrow, he still tur!,'' he will jurn.'.
nor yet them all,' nor yet they all... 10, "which moveih him," which move him.' 77; --25, or holiness,'. our holiness."
85, - ; from bottom, ' perfect and just men,' . perfect just men;' (Edit. 1547:)
89, 23, rulers, judge's under then + which be;' insert ' and 'before.' judges, and a comma after them.'
97, 3,“ subjects, for the fear,' insert and before 'for.' 12?,
'yobirness and chastity,' soberness and charityi'
138, -7, which appeared,'' which appeareth.'
156, -- 8, from bottom, ' holy doctor's own,' holy doctors' own.'
174, — ?, from bottom, until this day,'' until that day.'
180, -- 33, seeing Isaiah and Daniel, by certain descrips tions,'' seeing in Isaiah and Daniel be certain,' &c.
187, -5, from bottom, for Lemnians, and to such other, read Lemnians and such.other.'
- 192 - 19, insert in the margin, ' Lib. v, aul Jacobum Do. mini fratrein.'.
195, -- 11, lampish weuher' dankyshe. Edit. 1563,
190, 20. 'they pray on their beads bidding, that they may get it also in their hands,': in their and into their.'
32, 'impudent, most shameless.' impudent, and mos!,' dic.
199, -- 23, days, the blasphemies' days, and the blasphemies.
228, 5, • Messiahs, and Christ,' Messias, and Christ.' - 236; -- 2, 'then they fasteit, 'then they fasted not.' 215,
3, from bottom,“ hath Almighty God,':'had Alam : mighty God.
217, 9, from buttoin, “and spare, us'so, that we, atter," &c. A false sense, fruin an erroneous punctuation; read and spare us, so that we, after, &c. that is, 'on condition that he
292, -- 19, departed out,'.' departed
35, “ beg at yui, beg of our."
4, from bottom, "institutions,' instisulion.
3, froin bottom, confirination of the children, ". confirmation of children.' --301, — 22, diligent ears,' diligent ear.'
31, congregations, congregation." 911, 5, from bulloin, the simplicites,' " che simpiin citie,'
Page 316, 1, 5, from bottom, for not sit,' read for sit."
326, 5," that, when they have Heed, they may become their spokesman, either to obtain a commodity, or,' &c read, • that, when they have weed, he may become their spokesman, either to help with his good word to obtain a commodity, or,' &c.
327, -23, provide us, that provide, that:
329,- 14, acception before God,'." acceptatioti before God: -335, 95, .Thus vain fear," "This vain fear."
$39,' — 12, the only Lord,' ' his only Lord.
349, 2, from bottom, that we should,' that he would: W357, 8, maketh it guilty,' maketh us guilty:
21, 'be cried,' he criethi'
7, virtue thereof in our life, and conform as,' • virtue thereuf, and in our life conform us.'
376, 4, and not to perish for hunger whilst other de your all,'' and not perish for hunger whilst others deyour all:'
380, margin, fur" · Euseb. Emiserem.' read · Euseb, Emis, Sam
*, 1. 13, nurselves unfeigned,'' ourselves unfeignedly,
1, in faith be' in faith, be.
m 389, at the boroni, after never have' insert that which is born of the fleslt, saith Christ, is flesh: and.'
392, in the margin, over against Bede’ insert Hom. is, sup, Lacan.
20, 'expedient do discuss' expedient to discuss.
32, but shall come and declare,' • but to expound and declare,
33, so that it might, so that they might.' 400, 5, what availeth, what arailed.
405,- 18. God only, his goodness. God only, of his goodness.
in the margin, after Wisd. vii, add ' v. 16-22." - 411, - 29,'truth of his,'• truth of this.'
--- 416; 5,' further in sapience,'' further in Sapience," i.e. in the book of Wisdom, then often so called.
tode 426, 4, fruto bottom, sharp words of stripes,' sharp words, or stripes.'.
22;" wicked voice, "* wicked rice.
15, which grane us, he tbat," which grmit us he, thal.
439, 5, from bottom, if he attended his;' if be attend his."
452, 6, whereby le signified, whereby be signifiedo pr* are significd." Edit. 1363.)
Page 466, 1-29, far the sword of famine, read the sword, the famine.'.
+2, full purpose and amendipent of life,'' full purpose of amendment of life.
Not having at hand the first edition of the bomily of wilful Disobedience and Rebellion, we do not inquire what errors may deble that also : before we proceed further, we may just observe, that the pains which we have here exerted may, we hope, be of use to correct the bluurders in other editions of the Homilies, as well as in those of Oxford.
The edition of Bishop Pearson's Exposition of the Creed, would have been a much more acceptable present to the public, had it been made to comprize the few scattered remains of that great man in bis native tongde, so as to constitute a complete edition of his English performances. Had all these been subjoined to the second volume in this edition, it would not much, if at all, have exceeded the dimensions of the first. Having never been collected together, these pieces are now, though very precious, scarcely ever to be met with. A discourse entitled, “No Necessity of a Refore mation,' two sermons, the one (Luke xi. a) on the Excel lency of Prayer, and especially the Lord's Prayer,' the other on Eccles. vii. 14, with a sbort paper of remarks on the Atharasian ereed, (which is so scarce, that we owa we have never seen it,) and his character of the incomparable Mr. John Hales, of Eton College,' nearly, if not entirely, con plete the catalogue of these valuable relicks.
Neither does it seem that much care has been used in the superintenditnce of this edition. Who would have supposed that the learned university of Oxford should have suffered this work to fall from their press, without the correction, or the slightest police, for instance, of an interpolation, so commonly known among the learned, as that of the word 'not in p. 137, of the second volume ? Let our readers contrast with this strange negligence the pains which were taken so long ago as the year 1741, by John Berriman, on this very subject, in the preface to his · Critical Dissertation .upon--] Tim. iii. 16.' We cannot give room to the whole: investigac. tiyn and argument of that faithful and learned man.-Butit will not be improper to insert that which follows: a*
Inps. 217, I took notice of an error in some editions of Bishop Pearsoa's most excellent Exposition of the Creed where the word not had been inserted, p.128. Some have tlought this to be the true reading : buti I have since exilminel every edition of that book, and found the first four of then agree is one ruíforin' reading withidnt'rbie negative particle. The
first edition quarto, 10.9, p. 256); the sccond in folio, revisa ed and enlarged, 1602. p. 142; the third revised, and now more enlarged, 1664, p.1ed; and the fourth, 1676, p. 108, do all read the passage thus; 'he ejected him as he did other catholic bishopsstunder the pretence of Nestorianism, but for other reasons. -- But the word wet baving crept into the fifth edition, 'lie ejected bin, not as he did other Catbolic Bishops, &c,' from hence it has been continued in ali the editions which follow after, in the years 1692, 1701, 1704, 1710, 1715, 1723; and I suppose also in the new edition, which is now vigh ready to be published.. Butenongh bas been said to shew the true reading of this place; and I hope to be er, cused for saying so much as I have done, to preserve the true reading of one single passuge, in'a book of such inestimable' value.' Pref. p. 10, 12.
Jones's work on the Canon, from the nature of the book, from the number of the chapters, the variety of the materia als, and from having neither table of contents nor index, is exceedingly difficult of reference. This imperfection in the original, might have been in a great degree reipedied by the Oxford editors, if they could think of remedying any thing, by prefixing to each volume the heads of those chapters which are contained in it, an effort neither requiring much intellect nor industry, as the author has already prefixed them, in a sufficiently copious and exaci statc, to each sepa, rate chapter. But we hasten to return to another peep into the Sylloge, and then to conclude. This book, like so many of the others, bears, besides what we have already referred to, some furtlier marks of no very extraordinary skill or good, tortune in editorship. '.
l'e have already apprised our rcaders ihat the Belgic confession in this collection does not correspond, as every thing else docs, with that in the Corpus et Syntagma Confessiouun. The diliereuces between them are very numerous, Vloy then were we not forewaroed of this circumstance? The Sylloge being so obviously in its general characters, a transcript of the Syntagma, if the editors of the former tuought fit in one particular only to deviate from the latter, ?lie commonest precaution and prudence, and the sliglitest, wish to protect their readers from talling into an erroneous, Though otherwise very natural, and almost necessary presumption, one might have expected, would have led lbie edi-. tors to inention that deviation, even if they had not been pleased to suggest the reasons by which it was occasioned. But the fact and its reasons are alike passed by in silence.
We have taken some trouble to discover a copy of the