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coming the inheritance of the Son of God, congregations in the celebrating of and the uttermost parts of the earth have that truly Christian, but too much long been his possession. Some Belor neglected"rite, have long been a deNebo of idolatry is daily compelled to sideratum among Unitarians; and the bow down at the rising of the Sun of body is, we think, obliged to Mr. PulRighteousness, and to stoop his proud lagar, for having endeavoured to supforehead to the very dust at the proela: ply this deficiency. For the observance ruptions that have so long impeded the of this institution, Mr. F. appears to march of Christian truth, are giving way be a strenuous advocate. In his Prebefore the influence of extended inquiry; face he says, and as the vain traditions of inen pass ou, ** It is possible, that, without being one after another, to that grave of obli- aware of it, I may attach more than proviou from which they shall experience no per importance to it, from my feeling, resurrection, the pure Christian religion what some may regard, an undue precontinues gradually to assume in the eyes ference for revelation over satural reliof men that form of heavenly beauty and gion. The more I reflect on the subject, splendour by which it shall finally capti. the more am I convinced that the advate all minds, and establish its righteous mirers of the latter owe their knowledge dominion in every heart,"-Pp. 27, 28,

of the Deity, and of humau daty and The preacher concludes this

expectations, almost entirely to the forunpre

The natural man receiveth not the tending, but interesting and excellent things of the spirit of God; for they are sermon, with modestly, stating the foolishness unto him; neither can he know ground of the Christian duty which he them, because they are spiritually disrecommends :

cerned." “ Persuaded that, in the course of

The Addresses contain a great raDivine Providence, it has fallen to our riety of sentiment and remark. Suitlot, owing to the wise dispensations of able prayers are subjoined to them, God, and not to any merit of our own, breathing a highly devotional spirit, to be favoured with more correct views and also hymns, which are judiciously of Christian truth thian generally prevail, selected. 'We certainly would recomwe shall feel that we are discharging at once a duty of piety and a duty of bene. ties amoug us, where recourse is fre

mend this publication to those socievolence, when we unite to employ our utmost means for diffusing this truth and quently had to lay-preachers; for we its attendant blessings."-Pp. 32.

see no reason why such persons should We cannot dismiss our brief notice do not know that we can urge upon

not administer the ordinance, and we of Mr. Acton's sermon without expressing the conviction which we have forcibly than by the description of it,

congregations to attend to it more felt in perusing it, that in the new contained in the third service : and important charge which, in the course of Providence, he has been

« This ordinance recalls to our minds called to undertake, that of one of all that Jesus did, all that he suffered for the ministers of the respectable Uni- us, and thereby tends to awaken our gratarian congregation at Exeter, he will titude, to fan our love, and consequently,

to fix our obedience to his precepts. In be eminently useful in maintaining sitting around this board we appear pot and promoting the cause of Christian like the Corinthians, to drink or to riol truth.

to excess: we come pot like the Catho.

lic to partake of a wafer disgraced by Art. IV: --- Six. Addresses, adapted to priestly mummery : we are not come to the Ordinance of the Lord's Supper. not come to weaken our minds by mysBy John Fullagar, Minister of the tery, or to make our appearance here Unitarian Chapel, Chichester. Hun- our passport to worldly emolument : neiter and Eaton.

ther do we come, as some of our DissentWE feel some apology to be al in die harte horen with the idea that the author of this unassuming but useful ordinance was ordained to receive the publication, and indeed also to the God, hurled against our devoted heads.

weight of the vengeance of an infuriated public, for having delayed the notice we come, as Unitarians, to dwell for a of it so long. Addresses adapted to while in grateful meditation on the love the Lord's Supper, to assist small of our heavenly Father, who remembered

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Review._Fullagar's Sermon before the Sussex Unitarian Association. 601
us in our low estate, and sent into a like a master-key which fits all wards,
sphere of public action, Jesus, to call able to reconcile the flattest contra-
sinners to repentance, to urge them dictions, we should imagine that the
to be at peace with their offended Crea: argument in this discourse could not
tor. We come to celebrate the love of be withstood. The preacher in the
Jesus, who for us nen and for our sal, first part of it, argues the inferiority
ration endured the cross and despised of Jesus to the Supreme Being, from
the shamie, that he might open the king the title Father, which our Lord ap-
for us, that, according to the purpose of plies to God, and in the course of his
Infinite Wisdom, not indeed always clearly reasoning we meet with this animated
to be understood by us, his forehead was passage :
mangled with thorns, his body was pierced « Not only has our Lord not assumed
with the spear; it was for, us that inno- the title and the attributes of God, he
cence was oppressed by cruelty apd in- bath here shewn, and in other places
famy, and suffered in agony on the cross, expressly declared, that his father was
While, then, our supreme gratitude is due the ONLY TRUE GOD. To him he was
to that Being who laid the wondrous always obedient, to him he gave thanks
plan which was to issue in bringing many continually, to him he taught his disci-
sons uuto glory, from the depths of sia ples to address themselves, and to him
and woe; let us not withhold our grati- he prayed frequently before the perform-
tude from him who endured every suf. ance of miracles ; so cautious was he
fering and every privation, to accomplish that the by-standers should not rest their
the errand, of inercy on which he was regards on him, but carry them beyond
sent. As often then as we are enabled himself, the feeble instrument of good, to
to partake of this ordinance, let us repair the Giver of every good, and of every
with peosive pleasure to the feast; and perfect gift. This, said he, is life cternal,
while we recall to our minds the dread

to know—what ? Me in all my attributes,
abyss from which we have been rescued the God of nature, the appointer of Mo-
by Jesus ; while we think on the glory ses, the Redeemer of Israel, now incar-
which he has set before us, and contem- cerated in Aesh, having left my seat of
plate the means for our progress and glory vacant, and the affairs of the uni.
security on our Christian journey to-

verse to take their chance ?-N0,--but wards the eternal city of habitation, let 10 know THEE, the only TRUE God, and our hearts, be expanded wide with affec. Jesus Christ whom THOU DAST SENT.", tionate emotions towards our leader,"

Mr. F. then notices the objects of We fully agree with the author of Christ's mission, the salvation of man, this tract, that love to Christ ought the revelation of a future judgment, to be the principle of union with the perfecting of himself through suf. Christians around their Master's ta- fering, for the office of judge, and ble ; an union which should not be the upholding of his Father's honour ; interrupted by difference on doctrinal which last particular the preacher conor speculative subjects; which differ- siders is done by our book societies, ence of sentiinent, or a supposed the inembers of one of which he was mystery, belonging to the ordinance, addressing : and after urging the memkeeps nine-tenths of our congregations bers to go on in their good work, he from communicating.

hopes he may without offence, earC.

nestly request his fair countrywomen

to second the endeavours of the other Art. V.-Christ's Account of Hin

sex, by seizing every opportunity, of
self: a Sermon delivered ut Lewes, which they have some peculiar to
August 28, 1822, before the Sus themselves, of advancing the sacred
sea Unitarian Association. By cause. “Theirs,” he remarks, "is the
John Fullagar, Minister of the Uni- custody and care of the infant mind;
tarian Chapel, Chichester. Hunter theirs it is to turn, by winning ac-
and Eaton.

cents, the sternest hearts in alliance
ID
doctrine of the hypostatical uni- opportunities of doing good.

Let
on is wielded, to blunt the eilge of them not think that they are uncon-
the plainest arguments in favour of cerned in religious inatters, or that a
the Unitarian creed, and that the want of that modesty, which is al-
doctrine of two natures in Christ is, lowed to be one of their brightest

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VOL. XVIII.

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ornaments, can be betrayed by their from all further praetice, and pass countenancing religious meetings with the remainder of his days in entire their presence, not merely in the seclusion from society. temple, but wherever they may be “Thus were the worldly prospects holden.”

of his family suddenly clouded, and

C. 22 all their flattering anticipations of the moila at 550 basso

future for ever destroyed.” (Pp. xvii. Art. VI.-Extracts from the Diary xviii

. of Prefatory Remarks.) of the late Michael Underwood, His object in presenting these “ExM.D., consisting of Meditations, tracts, &c. to the public, we give Critical and Practical Remarks on in the words of the benevolent Editor: various Passages of Scripture, Miss A Ver Te is confidently hoped that the cellaneous Essays, and Occasional Hymns. Published for the benefit friends of the late Dr. Underwood, and of his Widowed Daughter. 12mo. more especially those in the profession, pp. 170. Hatchard and Son. 1823. works which he published on the Dis

who are acquainted with the estimable T THE introduetory pages to

this cases and Disorders of Children,' &c., little volume lead us most pain

92 will feel an interest in the case of his fully to reflect on the vicissitudes of widowed daughter, who now stands in human life. Dr. Underwood, who need of the believolent exertions of her had been many years a surgeon, is borne down by an accumulation of “having," as his biographer informs us, “ changed his line of practice, troubles, arising

partly from the loss of and evinced great skill as Physician relatives and friends, and partly from Accoucheur, gradually rose to emi

serious mental debility, which frequently nence in that department, and was so precarious employment of needle-work,

u incapacitates her for the humble and fortunate as to enjoy the friendship of in which she is at other times engaged. the late Dr. Warren, who, shortly Thus reduced, she has at length conafter the marriage of H. R. H. the sented to make an appeal to the liberality Prinee of Wales (now George W.)

y of her friends, and humbly to solicit kindly introduced him at Carlton their kind support of the publication now House, on which he received the high projected, which she hopes will enable appointment of Physician to the Prins her to raise a small sam to provide her cess of Wales, and in January, 1796, with a few.comforts in the decline of had the honour of presiding as Ace life. The situation of the applicant is coucheur, at the birth of the much- recollection of those enjoyments, and lamented Princess Charlotte. am pro Having been brought thus con even indulgences, which, in the plenitude

of her father's fame, she had the happi. spicuously into notice, his practice ness to experience. rapidly increased in the higher circles 1990s Squar sboa 10 of the metropolis, and the road to

a b The work before us shews that Dr. wealth was opened before him with d Underwood, whether depressed by all its allurements.

De 10 feelings of despondeney or animated “While thus basking in the sun-" by joyous sentiments, whether subshine of prosperity, an accumulation jected to the trials of adversity or the of domestic affictions, excited a high still more dangerous trials of prosdegree of nervous irritation, which, perity, was a man of sincere and deep acting on a frame naturally weak, piety. His ereed was highly

Calvin produced a dreadful depression of istie, but the ineonsistencies which spirits, he imagined himself incapa-appear in various passages prove the ble of discharging the arduous duties difficulty of keeping an ingenuous of his profession, and in the year wmind completely under the trammels 1801, resolved to withdraw himself * of system. A botoj bn

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Prison, with Mr. Wakefield & Reply. [From Memoir of John Aikin, M. D. By Lucy Aikiu, 2 Vols. 8vo. 1823. Vol. I.

Pp. 236-238.]

TO GILBERT WAKEFIELD, A. B. as borw Pure light of learning,

ng, soul of generous mould, eid? porezplata Ardent in Truth's great cause, erect and free, lavabik.

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VYBITIÊN, nailor of Of bright Astrea's reign reviv'd, and Peace, or few 5, von goissi With heavenly Truth and Virtue by her side, i houbora i ydis Hans liv Uniting nations in a band of love, da bovigogo hili vd sbivorq Have faded all to air; and nought remains í stay 19 to en

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Lieu Ran conquering thro' the world, it lost its sense,

And join'd in monstrous league with all the crimes
That force, and fraud, and lawless lust of sway
Inspird to plague mankind. Then, Gospel-rules
Were held an empty letter; and the grave
And specious commentator well could prove
That such an holy, humble, peaceful law
Was never meant for empire. Thus relaps'd,
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Cease then, my Friend, thy generous, hopeless aim,
Nor to unfeeling Folly yield again
Her darling sight, of Genius turn'd to scorn,
And Virtue pining in the cell of guilt.
Desert no more tbe Muse : unfold the stores
Of fertile Greece and Latium ; free each gem
From the dark crust that shrowds its beauteous beams,
And fair present them to th' admiring eye
Arranged in kindred lustre. Take serene
The tranquil blessings that thy lot affords,
And in the soothing voice of friendship drown
The groans, and shouts, and triumphs of the world.

TO JOHN AIKIN, M. D.
Next to that first of comforts to the soul,
The plaudit of a conscience self-approv'd, som lix lor
AIRIN! I deem the gratulation sweet
Of sympathising friendship, and a Muse
Terse, uncorrupt, ingenuous, bold and free; vye
A Muse froin whom nor titled grandeur bribes,
Nor pamper'd wealth, a sacrificial strain.
Hence, with sensations bland of conscious pride
I feel the manna of thy tuneful tongue
Drop medicinal influence on my breast,
Ruffled, not torn, by Persecution's blast.
Thus, after chilling frost, morn's genial ray
Invigorates, cheers, expands, the shrivell d flower :
Thus the broad mountain flings his cooling shade
O'er the faint pilgrim in a thirsty land.
Oh! may tly friend, as in the noon of life,
Responsive to the calls of Truth and Man,
Self in benevolence absorb'd and lost,
Thro' the short remnant of his closing day,
With brave defiance, or with calm disdain,
Front the grim visage of despotic power,

Lawless, self-will’d, fierce, merciless, corrupt
*.'. Nor, ’midst the applauses of the wise and good
Lose the fond greetings of a Muse like chine!

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Before the touch of the Autumn's breath

The fairest leaves are the first to fall;
And before the blight of the breeze of death,

Bright spirits wither the first of all.
Green and fresh as the spirit may seem,

No evergreen bore the graceful leaf;
And the life of the lov'd is a golden dream,

From which the sleeper awakes to grief.
Yet, Oh, let us think, while with tears we see
The
young

heart droop to an early grave, -
That it falls like the bloom from Eden's tree,

In “ the pearly waters" of bliss to lave.
Sweet spirit! from scenes of care and pain

Thou hast flown to the beautiful bowers above,
Where the loving shall meet the lov'd again,

And dwell with the God whose name is Love.

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