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tion. Je who will take the trouble to compare it with the toho copy, printed also at Oxford, A.D), 1683, will find that very few of these errors are to be imputed to the present typographer, but are to be laid to the charge of the editors, who ought to have placed in bis hands a correcter edition.
P. 46, I. 23, for wholy pudons, beads, read'' holy pardoned Sunbeads..... But 1 i P. 18, 1. 15, for • water, psalus, candles,' read “water, palms, - candles.'a, ... ,!.!
'n -This indeed is go ancient an error, found, if we recollect richtly, even in the edition of 1563, that it may be required of as to prove that it is in error. Surely then the reformers iere inen of more wisdom and moderation, than, without any reservation or discriminating epithet, to condemn all psalmis among the 'plarisaical and papistical leaven of man's feigned religion,' among' feigned relics, masses satisfactory, rosaries, fifteen Ves, hallowed 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 considerations have induced a suspicion of the authenticity of the word 'psalıns' in this homily? Again, what is the frequent language of those times? Hear the words of the Devousbire rebels in 1549. "Wee wil have holy bread and holy water every Sunday, palms and ashes at the time accustomed.' (Strype's Cianmer, p. 100; Records.) Hear also the answer of the venerable Craviner. "The other that is called holy bread, holy water, bolvashes, holy palms, and all other like cereinonies, 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 among papistical superstitions and abuses.' (Strype's Cran, prer, p. 78; Records.) it ought to have been reineinbered too that palms' is not without authority in the printed conies, and that the error of "psalms' has been noticed so long ago as by the compilers of the Free and Candid Dis: quisitionis in 1750. ' As to frequent errors in the print' (say those genilenen) we pass thein over, taking nolice only of ope, which has perhaps kept its place in all impressions, except the first by lihitchurch, 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 sorc,' rcad was so sore,': :..
--- 63,- , from bottom, house consume him, bouse and consume,''&c.
69, - 3, from bottow, he still tur!,'' he will jurn.. - 16, --4, nor yet them all,'' nor yet they all.?.ii - - -10, which moveih him,' 'which move him.'
--77; 2 25, or holiness,' our holiness."
--85, - ¥; fron bottom, ' perfect and just men, , perfect just men;" (Edit. 1547:) . .
- 89. - 23, • rulers, judges under theni · which be;' insert and betore,'' judges,' and a comma atter thein,'.
-- 97, - 3, subjects, for the fear,' insert and before 'for.' ----121, - 23, ‘sobemess and chastity,' soberness and cha
- 138, -7, which appeared,' 'which appeareth.' . --- 156, --8, from bottom,' holy doctor's own,' "holy doco tors' own.''
--- 174, - ?, from bottom, 'until this day,'' until that day.'
-- 180, -- 33, seeing Isaiah and Daniel, by certain descrip 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, ad Jacobum Do. mini fratrem.'. . ---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, 'inupudent, most shameless' impudent, and mos!,' &c.
-- 198, — 23, .days, the blasphemies'days, and the blasphemies....
- 298, 5, • Messiahs, and Christ," Messias, and Christ.' " ----236; -- 2, 'then they fastet,' then they fasted not,'
--- 215, - 3, fruin bottom, hath Almighty God,'.'had Ala! mighty God.'
- 247, -- 9, from button, and spare, us“so, that we, atter," &c. A false sense, froin an erroneous punctuation; read and spare us, so that we, after, &c. that is, 'on condition that we...
--- 292, - 19, “ departed out,'.' departed not oui.'
- --- 35, beg at oui,' beg of our.'
- 3, froin bottom, 'confirination of the children, confirmation of children.' --301, - 22, * diligent ears,' diligent ear.'
---- 31,congregations,' 'congregauon.'. • -311, --si 5, from buttoin, the simplicities, the sinping - Home citie,
. Page 316, 1, 5, from bottom, for not sit,' read nor sit." ? .. was 321,- 4, souls, sanctification,' souls, and sanctification.''
- 326, 5, - that, when they have need, they may become their spokesman, either to obtain a commodity, or,' &c read, i • that, when they have weed, he may become their spokesman, either to help with his good uord to obtain a commodity, or,' &c
327, 23, provide us, tliat, provide, that"
- 329, - 14, . acception before God,'' acceptatiofi before, God:
-335, 25; Thus vain fear,' 'This vain fear.''
349,- 2; from bottom, that we should,' that he would:
357, 8, maketh it guilty,' • maketh us guilty: - 359, - 21, be cried,' he crieth
. - 363, - 1, "stedfastly at our,' stedfastly in our
i 374, + 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.' sn's 981; ~- 28that ye be, that he be.'
388, 26, "and pleasures,' • and pleasure. A 385, - 1, in faith be' in faith, be."
387, 28, give me a learned' gave me a learned. I
389, at the boroni, after 'never have' insert that which : is born of the deslt, saith Christ, is flesh: and. .
- 392, in the margin, over against Bede' insert Hom. is, sup, Lacam.!
-20, expedient do discuss' expedient to discuss." ,
395, 32, but shall come and declare,'' but to expound and declare. L
3 3, so that it might," so that they might.' 400, 3, what availeth,' what availed... S6405,= 18. • God only, his goodness.? God only, of his goodness.?.?
s in the margin, after Wisd. vii, add 'Ý, 16-29." ** '411, 29, truth of his,'• truth of this.' . - .
416; -- 5,' surther ia sapience,' further in Sapience,' i: in the book of Wisdom, then often so called, ime
s 426, 4, fruto bottom,' sharp words of stripes,' «sharp words, or stripes.', : :i!
we 1),f.. .: - 22,"wicked voice, "* wicked rice.
.? n 437, 5, which grane us, he tbat, which grmit us he, that.'".
- 439, 5, from bortom, if he attended kis;'* if be attend
452, -56, whereby lie, signified, whereby, be signified pr*dre signified. (Edit. 1563.)**
may debilech and Rebellion edition of the
Page 466, 1 29; far the sword of famine, read the sword, the fainine. On L ove",
ré vede,.., +2' full purpose and ameudipent of life,'" full purpose of amendment of lifo..., 5'**"! ! an gi? ?
Not having at band 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 blunders 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 res mains of that great man in his native tongue, so as to constitute a complete edition of his English performances.. Had all these been subjoined to the second volunie in this edition, it would not much, if at all, tiave exceeded the di.. mensions of the first. Having never been collected together, these pieces are now, though very precious, scarcely ever to. bemel with. A discourse entitled, “No Necessity of a Refore mation,' two sermons, the one (Luke xi. 2) on the Excel. lency of Prayer, and especially the Lord's Prayer,' the other on Eccles. vii. 1 t, with a short paper of remarks on the Athanasian creed, (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 cont.. plete the catalogue of these valuable relicks. ' .. --
Neither does it seem that much care has been used in the superintendence 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 notice, 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-1 Tim. iii. 16. We cannot give room to the whole investigac. tion and argument of that faithful and learned man. -Bet-it will not be improper to insert that which follows. 2. Int . 217, I took notice of an error in some editions of Bistrop Pearsoo's most excellent Exposition of the Creed where, the word not had been inserted, p.128. Some have thought this to be the true reading : Butill have since exilmineil every, edition of that book, and found the first four of then agree in one ?uuiform'reading withiott'the negative particles The
first edition quarto; 16:9, p. 250 ; the second iu folio, revisa ed and enlarged, 1662. p. 142; the third l'evised, and now more enlarged, 1669, p.ies; and the fourth, 1676, p. 198, do all read the passage thus; "he ejected him as he did other catholic bishops, under the pretence of Nestorianism, but for other reasops. But the word uot baving crept into the fifth edition,' he ejected him, not as he did other Catholic Bishops, &c,'trom hence it has been continued in ali the editions which follow after, in the years 1699, 1701, 1704, 1710, 1715, 1723; and I suppose also in the new edition, which is now vigh ready to be published. . But enough has been said to shew the true reading of this place; and I hope to be er. cused for saying so much as I huve done, to preserve the true reading of one single passage, in a book of such inestimable value,' Pref, p. 10, 12.
'Jones's work on the Canon, from the nature of the booli, from ibe number of the chapters, the variety of the materials, and from having neither table of conlents nor index, is exceedingly difficult of reference. This imperfection in the original, might have been in a great degree reinedied 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 sufliciently copious and cxaci stalc, 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 furthier marks of no very extraordinary skill or good, tortune in editorship. I.
le have already apprised our readers that the Belgic confession in this collection does not correspond, as every iting else does, with that in the Corpus et Syntagma Confesstodon. 'The diliereuces between them are very numerous. Mly then were we not forewarded of this circumstance? The Sylloge being so obviously in its general characters, a transcript of the Syntagma, if the editors of the former I bought fit in one particular only to deviate from the latter, Ilie couiinonest precaution and prudence, and the slightest . kishi' to protect their readers from falling into an erroneous, Though otherwise very natural, and almost necessary presumption, one might bare expected, would have led ihe editars to inention that deviation, even if they had not been pleased to suggest the reasons by which it was occasioned. But the fact and ils reasons are alike passed by in silence.
IVe here taken some trouble to discover a copy of the