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God of heaven only knows; but whether Calvinist-Baptist Church, the first of the Lord has appointed that or no, I charge that denomination in London. After you before God and his blessed angels, that Lathorp's removal, the Independent you follow me no farther than you have Church chose for their pastor, the seen ne follow the Lord Jesus Christ. If learned Henry Jessey, who had been instrument of Nis, be as ready to receive ejected from the living of Aughton,

near York, for not using the ceremoit as ever you was to receive any truth by my ministry ; for I am verily persuaded, nies of the Church and for presuming the Lord has more truth yet to break forth

to take down a crucifix. Under Mr. out of his holy word. For iny part, I cali

. Jessey, also, the Baptist controversy not sufficiently be wail the condition of the divided the society. "He was led by Reformed Churches, who are come to a this circumstance to study it attentiveperiod in religion, and will go at presently, and in the end he himself became no further than the instruments of their

a Baptist. He continued however on reformation. The Lutherans cannot be good terms with his Pædobaptist bre: drawn to go beyond what Luther said; ihren, preaching amongst them and vealed to Calvin, they will rather die than admitting them io his communion. embrace it ; and the Calvinists you see

At the present moment, when the stick fast where

they were left by that great current of opinion sets so strong against man of God, who yet saw not all things. any Improved Version of the scriptures, This is a misery much to pe lamented, for it is seasonable to make known a fact, though they were burning and shining lights honorable to Mr. Jessey and to his age, in their times, yet they penetrated not and in the mode of its relation creditainto the whole counsel of God, but were ble to our Dissenting Historian : they now living, would be as willing to embrace further light as that which they “ Besides his constant labours in the 'first received. I beseech you remember it ministry, Mr. Jessey was employed many is an article of your church covenant, that years upon a new translation of the Bible, you be ready to receive whatever truth shall in which he was assisted by many learned be made known to you from the written uord men both at home and abroad. This be of God. Remember that and every other made the great master-study of his life; and, article of your sacred covenant. But I in order to evince its necessity observed, must herewithal exhort you to take heed that, Archbishop Bancroft, who was superior what you receive as truth; examine it, of the present translation, altered it in fourteen consider it, and compare it with other places, to make it speak the languaye of prescriptures of truth, before you receive it; lacy.* Mr. Jessey had nearly completed for it is not possible the Christian world this great work when the Restoration took should come su lately out of such thick an- place; but the subsequent turn to public tichristian darkness, and that perfection affairs obliged him to lay it aside, and this of knowledge should break forth at once. I noble design eventually proved abortive." must also advise you to abandon, avoid, 'P. 44. and shake off the name of BROWNISTS ; it is a mere nickname, and a brand for the

Mr. Jessey was distinguished by his making religion and the professors of it charities. Above thirty families are odious to the Christian world.” Pp. 33, 34. said to have depended upon him for

subsistence. The following passage Robinson's scheme of Church Go. shews that his charity arose from no vernment was followed by Henry "party-feeling : Jacob in his establishment of a Puri

“ The year 1657 afforded Mr. Jessey a tan congregation in London, in 1616; this is called the First Independent benevolence. The Swedes and Poles being

favourable opportunity of displaying luis Church in England. Jacob was a engaged in war, the poor Jews at Jerusalem divine of some eminence. With a

were in a most distressed state ; all supplies view to further usefulness he went from their rich brethren in other countries, over to Virginia, America, 1624, and upon whom they depended for subsistence, soon after died there. He was suc- being cut off. This induced Mr. Jessey to ceeded by John Lathorp, who in 1634, raisc a collection for their relief; and he sent being driven by persecution from his natire country, seuled at Barnstaple,

“Dr. Miles Smith, afterwards Bishop in New England. During his minis- of Gloucester, who was one of the translatry a dispute concerning baptism agi- tors of the Bible and wrote the Preface, tated the church; the consequence of complained of the Archbishop's unwarrantwhich was the secession of a part of able' alterations; but, says he, he is so the members, who united to form a potent, there is no contradicting him.""


Review.-Wright's Unitarian Essays.

239 them 2001. with letters, strongly persuading tions of Trinitarians By Richard them to embrace Christianity." P. 44. Wright, Unitarian Missionary.

12mo. Pp. 524. 8s. Eaton, 1815. This good man was a great sufferer at the unhappy Restoration, a period MR.WRIGHT is too well known

as an author amongst our readat which bad men and bad principles triumphed. Cotemporary with him,

ers to need any recommendation of

His numerous little tracts have if not his colleague, was Praise-God contributed in no small degree to the Barebone, who is little known as a


revival of the Unitarian doc. divine, but who is celebrated for trine. Such of them as relate to the having been an active member in Unity of God and the nature of Jesus Cromwell's parliament, and indeed Christ are here collected into a volume, for giving a name to it which is yet to which is added An Appendix, now preserved in history. Praise-God Barebone had two brothers, namely, Christ published for the first time, the sub-came-into-the-world-to-;-save Title-page, and which is inferior to

jects of which are expressed in the Barebone, and if-Christ-had--not none of the Essays in sound reasoning,

--died thouladst-been---damned in happy illustration, in agreement Barebone: some are said to have omit- with plain scripture and in practical ted the former part of the name of the inoral tendency. For the accommolatter, and to have called him only dation of such as possess the single “ Damned Barebone."*

tracts the Appendix is published sepa “ This stile of naming individuals was rately. exceedingly common in the time of the civil The following are the subjects of this wars. It was said that the genealogy of volume of Tracts: Use of Reason in Reour Saviour might be learned from the ligion; First Principles of Religion ; names in Cromwell's regiments, and that Unity and Supremacy of One God, the the muster-master used no other list than Father; the Object, Nature and Design the first chapter of Matthew. “ A Jury was returned in the county of of Christ; Miraculous Conception of

of Religious Worship; Humanity Sussex of the following names : Accepted Trevor, of Horsham.

Jesus Christ; Doctrine of Two NaRedeemed Compton, of Battle.

tures in Christ; Divinity of Christ as Faint-not Hewet, of Heathfield.

distinguished from his Deity; Reasons Make-peace Heaton, of Hare.

for not being a Trinitarian. Gol-reward Smart, of Fivehurst.

This enumeration of Contents will Stand-fast-on-high Stringer, of Crowhurst. suffice to shew Unitarians how serEarth Adams, of Warbleton.

viceable they will find this little volCalled Lower, of Warbleton.

ume in the contention which they are Kill-Sin Pimple, of Witham. Return Spelman, of Watling.

carrying on for the faith once delivered

to the saints. Be-faithful Joiner, of Britling. Fly-debate Robert, of Britling.

Should the present publication meet. Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith White, of Emer. with a sufficient number of purchasers More-fruit Fowler, of East Hadley.

to indemnify the author, it is his intenHope-for Bending, of East Hadley.

tion, we understand, to collect his Graceful Harding, of Lewes,

other Tracts into a volume or volumes, Weep-nunt Billings, of Lewes.

which may serve as a cheap and portMeek Brewer, of Okeham." P. 49. able body of Unitarian divinity: The

statement of this design in our Review Art. V. A Plain View of the Uni- will, we hope, contribute to its accom

tarian Christian Doctrine, in a Se- plishment. ries of Essays on the One God, the Father, and the Mediator between ART, VI.-Peace and Persecution God and men, the man Christ Jesus : incompatible with each other. An with an Appendix, containing an Address on the Persecution of the Explanation of the Principal Pas- Protestants in the South of France; sages of Scripture, which are urged delivered at Worship Street, Finsin Support of the Doctrine of the bury Square, Thursday, January 18, Trinity and the Deity of Christ : 1816, being the Thanksgiving Day, and an Answer to the Chief Objec- By John Evans, A.M. 8vo. Pp,

44. 1s. Od. Sherwood and Co. III. a Pranger's Biog. Hist, of Eugland. Vol. MREVANS made good use of the


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the attention and the charity of his perity !” (Pp. 8, 9.) At the same audience to our suffering Protestant time, no hearer could have gone away Brethren in the South of France. We froin the sermon without a pleasing need not inform the reader that his impression of the preacher's good sense Sermon abounds in those generous and piety and love of freedom, or principles of religious liberty wbich he without feeling a stronger attachment has so often and so effectually asserted. to the political institutions of his own

country. Art. VII.-God the duthor of Peace. · A Sermon, preached in the Dissenting Chapel at Mill Hill, in Art. IX.-A Letter to the Rev. T. Leeds, on Thursday, January 18,

Price, occasioned by his Speech de

livered at the first Anniversary 1816, being the day of Public

Meeting of the Isle of Sheppey Aura Thanksgiving on the Conclusion of a General Peace. By the Rev.

iliary Bible Society, held at SheerThomas Jervis, Minister of Mill

By M. Harding, Minister Hill Chapel. 8vo. Pp. 38. Long.

of the Unitarian Church, Mile

town. 12ino. man and Co.

pp. 18. Sheerness,

printed, and sold by E. Jacobs. I

4d. quence, Mr. Jervis sets forth the blessings of peace by describing the Art. X.-An Address to the Complague and curse of war.

He seems

mittee of the Isle of Sheppey Aud'to have judged, in our opinion correct- iliary Bible Society, containing - -ly, that the only way to inake peace

Animadversions on their Conduct, permanent is to cherish the spirit of in having rejected a Donation. peace. Hence, whilst he extols the With a Copy of the Correspondence. national courage, and adverts with By. M. Harding. 8vo. pp. 18. conscious pride to our military and

Rochester, printed. 8d. naval achievements, he hesitates not 10 rebuke and condemn that hostile THE Bible Society is on no account disposition, too-long prevalent in Great it promotes a spirit of charity amongst Britain, which has made Europe a the several Christian denominations. field of blood.

Here and there, however, a bigot

mistakes and perverts this happy tenArt. VIII.-The Happiness of Great dency and design. “The Rev. T.

Britain. A Sermon, delivered at Price," for instance, on the occasion Newbury, January 18, 1816, being described in the title-page of the first the Day appointed for a General of these publications, iniserably abused Thanksgiving. By John Kitcat. the privilege of a public speech by at8vo. Pp. 18. 13. Hunter.

tacking the Unitarians, whom he reTHIS Sermon breathes a military presented as the Devil's Chaplains,".

spirit which is rare in meeting- sent by his Satanic Majesty to Sheerhouses, where “the ever venerable ness to oppose the Bible." Mr. Blucher, that noble veteran in the Harding, an Unitarian teacher, was cause of national independence,” (p.5) an indignant hearer of this Bedlam and the “ illustrious Commander, the jargon ; which he afterwards exposed

ever-memorable, Field Martial” (Mar- to his neighbours in the “ Letter," on - )

shal) Duke Wellington" (P. 6.) the title-page of which he advertised are, we believe, as yet, strange names. that" the profits arising from its sale The preacher paints with a patriotic would be given in aid of the Bible pencil the happy consequences of the Society." batile of Waterloo; other consequences, We may congratulate Mr. Harding might, we fear, be described by the as one of the few successful authors. French and Piedmontese Protesiant, His Letter netted a profit of Eleven the Spaniard, the Saxon, the Genoese Shillings. This sum he paid into the and the Pole. Even the English far- hands of the Treasurer of the Society, mer and tradesman would have list- September the 18th, 1815, wishing ened to Mr. Kitcat with some surprise it to be inserted in the Annual List and incredulity, whilst he described of Subscriptions as " a Donation, bein words of large meaning, Great Bri. ing the profits, &c.” The List aptain as risen superior to her difficulties, peared without


acknowledgement and enjoying the sunshine of pros- of the donation. Mr. Harding then Review.-Trinilarian Catechised.--Old Unitarian's Letter. 041 addressed a note of inquiry to the se


THE author says, “ This small cretary, who returned for answer that publication has no other object the suin alluded to was in the Bank, in view than to produce candid rebut that it was not passed into the fection, and destroy the influence of account of the last year, because the superstition, bigotry and prejudice, Committee had not determined “ on those grand enemies to the kingdom the propriety of receiviug it." Wishing of Christ, and to peace on earth and to save this body the trouble of further good will towards men." This imconsultation, Mr. Harding then de. portant object we think it calculated manded that the contribution should to promote. The Questions proposer! be given back. In reply to this de- are pertinent, and the reader is left mand the secretary stated that it would to form the Answers. be“ inost likely complied with at the next nieeting of the Committee, the matter having been debated but Art. XII.-4 Letter from an old not decided at two previous meetings. Unitariun to a young Calvinist. At this announced ineeting the Com- 1816.

pp. 24. Hunter. mittee made up their minds and instructed their secretary to inform Mr. This letter contains just and pointHarding that he might receive his doctrines, and wholesome advice to Eleven Shitlings " by applying to the the bank where he left it.” Mr. agree with the writer, p: 7, " That

young Calvinist; but we cannot Harding pocketed the affront, and in Jesus Christ taught nothing except return for the favour has addressed meral precepts.". The whole of his the Committee upon their conduct. doctrine is calculated to produce moThe Address must, we should think, ral excellence, and all his precepts shame them, and will, no doubt,

are enforced by evangelical motives, prevent the repetition of any such bigotted and mean proceedings. This ing the gracious Father of all, and a

arising from what he tanght concernaffair ought to occupy a page of Mr. future state of inmortality. Had milder Owen's proposed History of the Bible language been used in some passages Society

the value of this leiter would not have

been diminished. It is apostolic adArt. XI.-- The Trinitarian Cate. vice, Be gentle towards all men : in

chised, and allowed to Answer for meekness instructing those who oppose Himself. 1815. pp. 15. 2d. or themselves. 2s. Od per dozen. "Hunter.


April 4, 1816. merchants, he became an advocate of the

Slave Trade.
The following lines, to which I venture

OTIOSA. to add a translation, may not be uninteresting, as the composition of a learned Ne- Invida mors totum vibrat sua tela per orgro. They are the introductory stanzas of

bem : a Latin legy, the fragment of which is Et gestit quemvis succubuissse sibi. preserved by the Abbe Gregoire in his Illa, metùs expers, penetrat conclavia regum work de la literature des Negres. Their si- Imperiique manu ponere sceptra jubet. milarity to the Pallida Mors of Horace makes Non sinit illa diù partos spectare triumphos it probable that they were thence suggested Linquere sed cogit, clara tropæa duces. to the author. The elegy was written by Divitis et gazas, aliis ut dividat, omnes, the African Jæques Elisa-Jean Capitein or: Mendicique casam vindicat illa sibi. the death of his friend and master, Manger, Falce senes, juvenes, nullo discrimine, dura a clergyman at the Hagne. Capitein was Instar aristarum, demittit illa simul. bought and carried to Holland at about eight years of age, whence, haviriy passed Death's all unerring darts around arc spread through several universities, with great ce- At once the monarch's and the peasant's lebrity, he was sent Calvinistic missionary dread ; to Guinea. M. Gregoire mentions the re. In regal palaces her dirvommand markable circumstance that, before his Wrests the bright scepure from the nervedeath, at the instigation of some Dutch less hand :

bier :

She checks the warrior in his proud career, Not summer bright, nor autumu mild,
And lays him vanquished on the troplied A lovelier ornament cau boast.
Or treasur'd hoards, or pen'ry's simple all, The radiant sun in splendour drest,
A indiff'rent to the tyrant fall :

Has thrice ten seasons led the day ;
Alike indiff'rent hasten to the tomb And thou with constancy confess'
Or hoary age or childhood's op'ning bloom, His genial power and cheering ray.
As the full ears beneath the reaper's sway, Renew thy blossoms, lovely flower,
Promiscuous fall with flow'rets of a day.

Inspiring hope and confidence ;

Though storms may rage and tempests To a withering Rose that had been trans

low'r, planted by the Author, 1815.

Fear not, thy shield is Innocence. Midst gayer flowers awhile to bloom,

A. C. I rais'd thee from thy native bed, Alas ! I but prepared a tomb; Already droops thy beauteous head.

From the Portuguese of Camoens. Say, have the Sun's meridian rays

Thou lovely spirit that so soon hast fled

From this dark vale of solitude and woe, Beam'd on thee with resistless force, And like the breath of fatt'ring praise

In beaven's eternal peace to rest thy head, Blasted thy beauty at the source ?

While I must heave unceasing sigbs below;

If in the ethereal Courts thou honorest now, No; morn and eve have scarcely flown, A thought of eartlı may enter, heavenly Nor scorching noon bas o'er thee past,

maid ! Yet low to earth thy stem is prone,

Forget not the pure tears these eyes have Thy life's bright morning all o'ercast.


The love which fill'd this breast with holiest Thus, by misjudging kindness torn

glow ! Beluctant, from its genial shades, To sink the prey of fortune's scor,

And if the sorrow from my bosom driven, Full many an op'ning virtue fades. The agony of losing thee, may rise

With thine own pray’rs, propitious, to the How oft the hand of friendly pow'r In mis'ry's aid arrives too late,

Ask from the bounty of indulgent heaven So vainly now this falling show'r

That I to meet thee from vain earth be Would still arrest thy hapless fate.


Early as thou wert torn from these sad eyes. To grace thee, lovely sight of woe,

A. In idle sorrow does it weep, As glistening in their wonted shew The crystal drops thy blossoms steep.

Impromptu de M. Voltaire fait à Cirey, sur OTIOSA.

la beauté du ciel, dans une nuit d'été.

“ Tous ces vastes pays d'Azur et de LuTo a Crocus,

miere Which has blown for thirty years on the same

Tirés du sein du vuide, et formés sans wa

tiere, Spot.

" Arrondis sans compas, et tournans sans Welcome, thrice welcome, little hower, pivot, Blooming harbinger of Spring;

Ont à peine conté la depense d'un mot." With thec we hail the genial hour,

Memoires, fc. par Grimm et Diderot, Borne on the vernal zephyr's wing.

Tom 2. p. 260. Exhausted nature droops and dies, Chill winter holds his dreary reign; Thou blossomist, and the earth revives, Impromptu by Voltaire, on the Beauty of the The op’ning buds appear again.

Heavens on a fine Summer Night. Gay woodbines and the blushing rose,

Regions of Azure, bright ethereal plains, On summer gales their fragrance shed ;

Sprung from the womb of space, of matter

void, But thou, sweet flow'ret, 'mid the shows Of winter, rear'st thy teuder head.

Spherd without compass, self-reyolving,

Boundless all, and at a word created. Kind Nature's first-born darling child,

A. C. Chaste leader of the flow'ry host,



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