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Review.Layman's Second Letter to Goddard.

105 and master of the English language. years been so successfully assailed both He treats the most common topics with with reasoning and ridicule as to renoriginality. If we were to single out der hopeless any attempt to build an oue excellence amongst so many, we argument on its exploded foundations." should name the skill with which he Whilst the Lavman objects to an detects and the ability with which he alliance between Church and State, exposes the fallacies by which Cal- he says very smartly and very truly, vinists cbeat themselves in matters of

but there is oue species or mode religious feeling.

of this alliance which I adinit to be ex

treinely convenient to the individuals conArt. VII.--A Second Letter to the Rev. cerned, and to have been exemplified in

Dr. Goddard. By A Layman. 12mo. history, I mean that close and intimate pp. 90. Chichester printed : Sold connexion which has occasionally subsistby Longman and Co. London. ed between infidel statesmen and bigoted Ss. bds. 1815.

ecclesiastics. Had a bishopric been at the
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the Layman's first Letter [M. much sooner given it to Dr. Swift than to

independently of personal
Repos. vii. 642, 613,) belongs to this Dr. Clarke.” Note. P. 67.
Second: it is decorous, elegant and
spirited.

Dr. Goddard had quoted Mr. Dr. Goddard appears to have judg. Hume's eulogium upon the English ed the Layman's Letter worthy of

Church, as mitigating the genius consideration, and accordingly, he at of the ancient superstition" and “pretempted a reply in “ a Sermon lately serving itself in a happy medium.” delivered at the Consecration of the The Layman lays open the unmeanBishop of London.” The Layman ing verhosity of the passage, and says, could not have flattered himself with in the language that becomes the uns the hope of such a distinction. The fettered Christian advocate, arguments delivered ex cathedra on

a consistent Protestant will this notable occasion have not, how- not waste a thought on any medium beever, either satisfied or silenced our twee'n error and truth, and between inteauthor ; he boldly investigates the grity and imposture, and au honest and enlenroed dignitary's well-written pas

lightened reformer will feel that he has sages, and has, we think, put in an something else to do than merely to mitieffectual claim to a more detailed an

gale superstition.” P. 65. swer than can be given in the florid

In a Postscript the Layman inserts periods of an oratiou before the clergy. some reflections on the Council of

The Layman had endeavoured to Nice, from the pen of Dr. Lardner, shew that no alliance subsists between whom he justly characterizes as “one the Church of England and the State; whom divines of every sect, party and Dr. Goddard considers the expedien- denomination regard with great and cy of such an alliance so ably proved increasing deference : [by Bp. Warburton) that it is unne. Crescit, occulto velut arbor æro, cessary to enter into the argument : Fama." but the Layman maintains that the Would our laymen of learning and alliance is impossible.

Jeisure copy the example of this re"The meaning of the term forbids it. spectable writer, and embrace every An alliance supposes a treaty, and a treaty opportunity of asserting truth and lisopposes the mulual independence of the berty, the cause of Protestantism and parties who treat. To contend therefore liberal and rational Dissent would be for an alliance between Church and State, a certain and great gainer. is to contend for a principle wlich would introduce imperium in imperio, and thus incar the offence called" præmunire."

ART. VII.-An Essay on the Principles Pp. 39, 40,

of Dissent : in which the True

Ground of Separation from the of Bp. Warburton's book, the Al- Established Church is stated and liance, ihe Layman says, (p. 41,) that proved. By Richard Wright, 19mo. it “ has in the course of the last fifty,

Pp. 21, 6d.

E cannot,” says Mr. Wright, “ See Blackstone's Comment. Vol.

“ give tow much for a good iv.p. 115."

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question of Dissent morally as well as Assembly. By John Couplaud. theologically. His arguments are wor- 8vo. pp. 32. Eaton. 1s. thy of the attention particularly of THIS is evidently the composition tent Non-conformists.

It is particularly adapted to the GeMr. Wright is well known as an neral Baptists, but will be unsuitable Unitarian Dissenter, (the terms should to the taste of no Christians who set be tautological,) but he treats the sub- a value upon plainpess of appearance, ject of Dissent so generally, that any simplicity of manner and solidity of Dissenter may read his Essay with sa- judgment. Since the Sermon tisfaction, and so candidly, that any printed Mr. Coupland has been rechurchman may read it without uf- moved from the present stage of acfence.

tion : this gives a peculiar interest to the publication, especially as we be

lieve that the sale of it will be of serART. IX.-Zeal in a yood Causevice to a widow and several father,

Recommended and Enforced. A less children, who have no provision Sermon pieached, Tuesday, May besides the interest which the family 16, 1815, at Worship Street, be: of a Dissenting minister usually crefore the General Baptists" Annual ate amongst bis surviving friends.

was

POETRY

Sir,

Feb. 13, 1816. And first the old man shook bis head, 'The following lines, though not origi- Then heav'd a deep-drawn sigh : val, may be worthy of your insertion, as “ Tis some poor fellow's scull,” said he, peculiarly seasonable, for there can be no “ Who fell in the great victory." better employment of an interval of peace than to inculcate aud apprehend the true

“Now tell us what 'twas all about ?" character of war

Young Peterkin, he cries,

And little Wilhelmine looks up -a game which, were their subjects wise,

With wonder-waiting eyes; Kings would not play at.

" Now tell us all about the war, The Great Victory was an offspring of And woat they kill'd each other for ?" Mr. Southey's Muse in her juvenile days, and then published in one of the Antholo- “ It was the English," Kaspar cried, gies, yet now apparently deserted, though

“ That put the French to rout; not disowned, by the Poet Laureat. He And what they kill'd each other for bas lately collected his smaller pieces into

I ne'er could well make out : three volumnes, among which I was rather But every body said," quoth he, sorry than surprised not to find the un

“ That 'iwas a famous victory. courtly dialogue of Old Kaspar and Pe

6 My father liv'd at Blenheim then, terkin.

You little stream hard by,
PACIFICUS,

They burnt his dwelling to the ground,
The Great Victory.

And he was forc'd to fly ;
Ode on the Battle of Blenheim, by Mr. So with his wife and child he filed,
Southey.

Nor had he where to rest his head. iT was a summer evening,

"With fire and sword the country round Old Kaspar's work was done,

Wag wasted far and wide,
And be before his cottage door

And many a childing-mother then
Was sitting in the sun !

Aud new-born infant died :
And by him sported on the green

But things like these you know must be His little grandchild Wilhelmine.

At every famous victory.
She saw her brother Peterkin
Roll something large and round,

“And every body prais'd the Duke That he beside the rivulet,

Who such a fight did win.”

But what good came of it at last ?"
Whilst playing there, had found;

Quoth little Peterkin,
He came to ask what he had found

“ Why that I cannot tell," said he, That was so large, and smooth, and rouud.

“ But 'twas a famous victory." Old Kaspar took it from the boy,

Who stood expectant hy;

Poetry.

107 Rabboni!

Our fond heart-broken Magdalene. Yet John ax, 16.

say

What only thou stay'd here, sole, left to The Tomh is ope. Ah then, some felon

brave hand

Substantial noon-day woes, nor horrid less (Hear'n!) has stol'n its mysterious pris’ner. To wake 'mid this dim light crepuscular Špirit accurat. . . . . But bush! some In fancy's eye to more than midnight fears! nimble foot

(0 woman! faithful soul! In peril's hour Flits through the murky air. And still its Though not the autumn leat 'reft by the step

blast Wakes the faint echoes of the ling'ring So futtering, when urgent duty bids night.

Or warm affection prompts, e'en at her post 'Twas light as hurrying. Then welcome

Age constant found, th' antediluvian rock Dawn!

That mocks the idle dashing of the surge, Bore it th'unhallow'd tidings! Haply Less callous, rooted, and immovable.). so :

Yes! 'tis ber streaming eye-her braidless For on thy confine grey two forms appear, bair, Hasting this way, the foremost surely he Her livid'lip, that “ fain would meet again That on the bosom of the Master lay,

Though but the impress of those hallow'd As if an inmate there; the other, who but

feet, he,

Which ah! not rainly so she late bedew'd, The good old man, whose bitter tears

When through her inmost soul one marr'Still chase each other down bis manly lous look cheek,

Diffus'd umutterable extacy. For that in evil hour an honest heart

How marr'd that visage now!” That love(The very thought, else, of disloyalty

fraught eye, Nad well nigh burst in twain,) gave way “ That beam'd no mortal tenderness, fast to zeal

clos'd, Too confident to go un visited.

And mingling swiftly with its kindred clod! Oh! lov'd disciples.-Yet ah! not to That front on which erst Heav'n's own joy,

Shech'bah shone, Ye speed : rather at sorrow's ice-clad font Cheerless and cold for ever!-0 kind Sir, To drink the last chill dregs of numb de- Say hast thou borne the wond'rous relic spair.

hence? And see, the first has reach'd the grave. Then tell me where it rests, and never Alas!

more" Too true the tale. He bends towards its Her eye look'd upward at the word, dreadbrink

ing In breathless agony--but goes not in.

To meet the stranger's sterner glance, when Not so the distanc'd partner of his woe : hark ! See how he springs into its womb-sur- A voice, no stranger voice, that “Mary!" veys

spake, Each grave-cloth-Dow with eager hand

And at his feet the mourner falls, answ'r. Grasps his companion's, while he gently

ing wins

6 Rabboni !"--Tell me now ye pow'rs of E'en to his side yon nerveless, tott'ring frame !

If from that hour when first ye wak'd to Friendship, 'tis well. Nobly hast thou life atchier'd

Upon this earth, such magic spirit e'er Thy duty. Stay not then-away, away, Through mortal members trill'd? Death presses on thy lingerings. They

TE TACE.

. leave

Feb. 12, 1816. The sepulchre, and with reflected eye, *But hopeless heart, again each hies him home.

Extempore on the late War.

( Morn. Chron.) Ah then, what now usurps their place? In Whene'er contending Princes fight,

form So much resembling bers. . . . In sooth Armies are rais'd, the feets are mann'd,

For private piqne, or public right; 'tis she, (I know her by that sigh, poor Penitent!) When after many battles past,

They combat both by sea and land. The same who lav'd in tears bis feet, and Both tir’d with blows, make peace at last; lov'd

What is it, after all, the people get? So well that she had been so much for. Why! Widows, Taxes, Wooden Legs and giv’n :

Debt!

W. H. H. For surely the word "not" must have been originally subjoined to “ believed" jp the 8th verse.

sense

OBITUARY.

1815, Dec. 30, at Coseley, Staf- ed was thoroughly perfect and with. fordshire, Mr. Joseph MAULLIN, out blemish, this is not the lot of frail aged 85. In his early days be was humanity ; but, though bis unusual one of the catechumens of the Rev. energy of mind and warm feelings Samuel Bourne, then one of the mi- might sometimes betray an over-hasuisters of Coseley, in conjunction with tivess of temper, yet he certainly bore Birmingham, the memoirs of whose the general traits of a valuable and life have, not long since, been given excellent character. He was upon, to the public by the late truly excel- principle a Protestant Nonconformist, lent Dr. Toulmin. Under the pious and well understood the rational and well-adapted instructions of that grounds of dissent from the hierarchy able and assiduous pastor, Mr. Maul- set up and endowed by human aulin had in his youth a serious sense thority. In lis religious opinions he of the importance and value of reli- was completely Unitarian, having a gion impressed upon fuis mind, which clear view of the doctrinal sentiments was afterwards greatly beneficial to which are usually so denominated, him in the regulation of his conduct. and a strong attachment to them, as So strongly did he feel himself in- the genuine truths of divine revelation. debted to his useful adınonitions and He frequently avowed his firm per-, good counsels, as to retain a lively' suasion of the entire unity of God, and grateful recollection of him to the and of the instrumentality of his Son latest period of remembrance; and he the Mediator, of the perfect freeness never spoke of his labours, or men- of divine grace, and of eternal life's tioned the name of Mr. Bourne but being the gift of God the Father with high applause, evidently prompt. 'through Jesus Christ our Lord. These ed by the feelings of grateful respect. most important truths of the glorious Being thus disposed in early life he gospel formed the foundation of his formed gooil habits before he attained Christian hope, were his satisfaction to manhood, which led him to so- in active life, and the support and briety, industry, practical integrity, consolation of his mind in the various a regular attention to divine worship, vicissitudes he experieuced. and an exemplary concern for the In bis declining years, and when promotion and prosperity of religion. the infirmities of age were making From his youth to the decline of life rapid advances, his life was embitterhe was industrious and active in his ed by some sore afflictions both in worldly occupation, and it pleased his person and family. While sufferGod in his providence to crown his ing the frequent and violent attacks assiduity with considerable success. of an asthma, and the increasing symHis zeal for the interest of the place toms of losing his sight, the ravages of worship which he constantly at- of mortality among his near relatives, tended as long as he was able, and some of whom might have been exfor the welfare of the schools belong. pected from their comparatively youthing to it, was no less conspicuous; ful age, lung to survive him, were for it was enlightened by a good un- painfully felt. But he was far from derstanding, and animated by warm considering these mournful events as benevolence. Indeed he was ardently occurrences of chance, or repiving at desirous of seeing the cause of sacred them as the effects of an updue setruth in a flourishing state, and of verity. He devoutly acknowledged baying education and religious in- the providence of God in these afficstruction extensively diffused among tive strokes, regarded them as the the numerous poor children of his fatherly chastisements of an all-wise neighbourhood, which was testified and merciful Being, as means to be by his liberal contributions towards improved for weakening his love of the support of religion, and the school this life, promoting his preparation institutions established by charity, and for leaving the present world, and by his unwearied endeavours to ren- advancing his meetness to inherit a der himself useful to them.

better state. He accordingly expressIt is not pretended that the decease ed it to be his desire, prayer and en

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Obituary.--Mrs. Lewin. Res. Francis Blackburne.

109 deavour, to exercise the most humble lieve. Her sorrowing friends will and patient submission to the will of draw consolation from her firm faith God under all the adversities with in the Christian religion, which fortiwhich he was tried.

fied her mind on all occasions ; her When low suuk in the vale of years, truly religious character which led reduced by infirmities to helpless de- her never to pass over a single day crepitude and total blindness, and en- without devoting a considerable part during acute bodily pains, he still re- of it to her Maker; and her rare and tained a considerable portion of his excellent virtues, while they deeply former mental faculties and vigour; regret her loss. and bis piety shone with a mild lustre

D. N. through the decay of nature. Just views of the gracious sovereignty of the Divine Being, and the resigned

Sunday, the 21st of January, at spirit of his holy Plaster, were often Richmond, in Yorkshire, the 'Represent to his mind, for to this effect verend Francis BLACKBURNE, Vi. he frequently exclaimed, “ I wish to car of Brignall, which living he held bear all my amictions in such a man- thirty-five years, residing upon it and ner as becomes a rational creature of performing iu the most exemplary the great God, and a faithful disciple manner all the duties of a parish priest, of the Lord Jesus Christ, who, when till increasing infirmities compelled enduring the heaviest afflictions and him to retire to Richmond, whence, sufferings, said, Not my will but however, he in every year paid frethine be done,' and. The cup which quent visits to his parishioners, by my Father hath given me to drink whom he was universally beloved. shall I not drink it?" Under the in. He was buried, at his express desire, Aucnce of this great example he was on the 24th, at Brignall.“ Mr. Blacksolicitous that his heavenly Father burne was the eldest son of the late would afford him strength equal to venerable Archdeacon Blackburne, his day, and not permit his faith or whose sentiments on religious and cipatience to fail to the last moment of vil liberty he asserted on all proper his mortal existence. His surviving occasions, with that calmness and relatives may with satisfaction indulge diguity which was peculiar to his the hope that his pious wishes were character. He was the intimate friend accomplished, that he calmly fell into of Mr. Wyvill, and co-operated with the sleep of death as a subject of the him in all those measures, whose ob. Divine favour, and as a sincere dis- ject was the amelioration of the repre.. ciple of Jesus; and that he will be sentation in parliament, and extennumbered among them who will here- sion of religious liberty to all classes after joyfully awake to a blissful im- of his Majesty's subjects, being firmly mortality.

convinced that wherever the truth F. lay it was to be maintained in the

spirit of brotherly love, and not by 1816, Jan. 15, aged 70, Mrs. LEWIN, pains or penalties, or restrictions of the wife of the Rev. R. Lewin, of Li any kind. The peculiar feature in his verpool. The greatest part of her life character is delineated by a term we was spent in the domestic circle, believe peculiar to and most expresthough she possessed mental acquire sive in our own language, Good Temments that would have adorned the per. By this, and a charity extensive most polished society: ber suavity of as his means, he was endeared to all manners appeared in all her actions, around him, and particularly to the her couversation was energetic, but poor, whose blessings will accompany mild, never giving way to ill-natured him to his grave. As a father, husremarks; her performance of the du- band, neighbour, friend and parish ties of a wife and parent have stamped priest, his memory will be long cheupon her afflicted family the most rished by those who stood in these lasting impression of her excellent relations to him. He left behind him heart; nor was the character of the a widow and three children, two sons Christian ever more brightly exem- and a daughter; the latter married to plified; her heart was always open

Mr. Frend, whose name frequently to the keenest sensibility for those in occurs in this Repository. distress, and her band ready to re

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