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Remarks on a Passage in the Obituary of Dr. Powell. 335 IX. This 'society will encourage the would imagine, that this truth is too obforming of similar societies in this country.. vious to be overlooked and too imporand in foreign countries, by the dispersion tant to be neglected, and that if it was of tracts, by.correspondence, and by other duly attended to by reformers as well suitable weans. They will encourage mu- as anti-reforiners, it would suggest a tual aid and co-operation among all the salutary lesson of moderation to both. friends of peace of every denomination.
It seems to be the plan of Providence X. Should any person become a licember
to restrain and cheek one class of of this society whose residence is remoto from Boston, it shall be regarded as bo- crimes and delinquents by the coun. nourable for him to encourage the esta
teraction of another. The Ovidian blishineut of a similar society in his own
hemistich, ponderibus lilinta'siis, is not vicinity,
inore applicable to the system of the XI. No change in the objects of the universe, and to the British constitusociety shall ever be made; băit the articles tion, than it is to the general frame of niay be amenderl, and new articles inay society, composed (as is the majority be added as occasion shall require; pro- of it) of short-sighted, wilful and selvided that no alteration be maile except at fish huinan beings." the ancun meeting, and by the consent of Now I think, Sir, there cannot be two thirds of the members who may then a stronger arguinent for reform, than be present.
the fact, that there are not in the
world wise and virtuous people enough Sur,
June 8, 1816. to keep the foolish and vicious in ors.' TOUGH your Repository is not der:" it sheivs how diligently we cal discussion, yet there are some points so adapted that the senáte may contain so intimately connected with the well- the greatest possible number of wise being of mankind, that I think some and virtuous persons; and it appears of your pages. may be very usefully to me a “ truth too obvious to be occupied with the subject.
overlooked and too important to be I have been much pleased with neglected,” that it is impossible such, your correspondent, T. S.'s account of should be the case so long as seats in the late Dr. Powell; but there is one parliament are bought and sold like paragraph in the Obituary, p. 299, stalls in a fair, which njust necessarily! where, after speaking of Dr. Pi's love) lead to a great deal of corruption, and of liberty and popular claims, he men- have'a tendency to fill the senate with tions some of his own political senti-: men who are more anxious to fill their. ments, on which I should be much own coffers, than to promote the ge-, gratified by his giving some farther ex- neral benefit and good order of society. planation. Your correspondent says: I think the last twenty-five years “While at Edinburgii
, Dr. P. was which have passed under our own'eves, the spectator of a very storiny scene have clearly shewn how very impoliof political contention, and if he was tic it is to neglect the people's voice not an actor in it, this arose from no till too late, when the whole fabric of want of zeal in favour of the party society may be destroyed in attempting which, in his opinion, comprehended to bring about a reform, which, if the friends of liberty and popular attended to as the times demanded, claims. Through life he retained the would bare had'a gradual and very saine partiality, regulated, however, salutary operation. "All history shews, and repressed by the good sense and and more particularly the last two sound judgmeut which he applied to years, how very unfit kings and their all subjects. Still it may be doubted, ininisters are to have the management whether he was sufficiently aware of of affairs entirely at their disposal, witha fact, the beliet of which must be out the beneficial influence of the peoimpressed on every calm and unpre-. ple, expressed through a constitutional judiced mind by even a superficial representation ; which is, I believe, knowledge of history, and by a slight the best method that can be devised view of what, during the last five and of collecting together " wise and virtutwenty years, has passed under ourous people enough to keep the foolish own eves. The fact alluded to is, that and vicious in order :" for I suppose* there are not in the world wise and no person will contend, at this time of virtuous people enough, to keep the day, that courts or congresses are less foolish and vicious in order. "One liable to be infected with vice and
foliy, or want less keeping in order, not elsewhere. He has a living or than other parts of society.
livings at a considerable distance. I agree with your correspondent, Some years since, visiting at à that the majority of society is com- friend's house near to Mr. Haynes's prised of “short-sighted, wilful and present residence, I met the old genselfish human beings;" but if be sup- tleman, and entering into conversapose that those qualities reside in ge- tion, I mentioned that I had often neral more amongst the goverued than., heard my mother speak of a clergythose who govern, I certainly dissent man at Elmset of his name: he refrom that opinion.
plied, “ he was my father;" and of If T. S. will do me the favour to Mr. Hopton H. "yes, he was my inform me how far I may have mis- grandfather;" and said, his writings taken his sentiments, it will oblige were very differently thought of now Your constant reader, from what they were at their first pub
J. lication, and some years after. They
are now in high repute with many Mrs. Sarah Toms's (Daughter of the as giving a just and rational interpre* Rev. Sunnel Say, of Westminster) tation of the scripture doctrine cons. Account of Mr. Hopton Haynes, in cerning Jesus Christ. There were a Letter to her Son, Samuel Say question. It became every one to
warm contenders on both sides of the Toms, Framlingliam.
examine and think for himself and R. IJAYNES was Assay Master speak and act from conviction; but
the Mint. religion second wife out of the Joslin (Jos was a plain simple thing, and that it selyn) family (the first knight baronet. was of more importance to ipsist on itin England--the title is now lost in a practically than to enter upon the a higher). They lived in Queen's minutiæ of controversy. "He hath Square, Westminster, which lies lic- taught thee, O man, what is good and tween the Broadway and the Park., what;" &c. ,- Thou shalt love the Mrs. Haynes attended upon Mr. Say, Lord thy God,” &c. my father, as her minister, and in of God which bringelh salvation, hath consequence they visited at each other's appeared unto all men, teaching,' &e. houses. Mr. Haynes was of the Esta- On these things hang all the law and blished Church. 'He had a son, by a the prophets, and they think they best former wife, who was rector of Elmset preach Christ by laying the main (about four miles from Hadleigh in stress on them. Suffolk). I often dined at Mr. Hop
Mr. H. is a very liberal minded ton Haynes's off turkeys, that were gentleman--leads a very retired lifesent from him. He was living at
is a bachelor. Elmset when I came to reside at Had
S. S. T. leigh, about the year 1746. Mr. Hopton Haynes thought that
Bromley, May 17, 1816. those who addressed any but God the SIR, my father asked him, how he would I LATELY found, among some join in the established service, where which I remember to have received it was so often done. His reply was, soon after the date of the letter, from a that he sat down to show his dislike. friend who was well assured of its auMy father saying, " he thought that thenticity. The date must have been was not sufficient,” Mr. Haynes never in 1792, when “about the 20th Sepafter attended any place of worship, tember the French General Montesand it gave my father much concern quieu entered the territories of Savoy, that he had hinted it to him. There A deputation from Chambery waited was no particular intimacy between, on him almost as soon as he passed the them.
boundary, and on the 21st he proceeded
with a detachment to take possession of A grandson of Hopton Haynes, a that city."--(New Ann. Reg. XIII. venerable clergyman, is now resident 193.) Savoy was soon after annexed to at Cretingham, a village about five France, under the name of the Departmiles from Framlingham. He pre-, ment of Mont Blanc. Of the Marquis viously resided at Ipswich, and offi- of Bellegarde, I am not aware that I ciated at Swilling, a small village, if ever before met with any account.
“ The grace:
Letter of Gramille Sharp's on the French Revolution. 337 I suspect that history will not sustain has been established." He adds, that Mr. Sharp's opinion that“ the Crown“ in France and Germany a different of France has offered more support to system has at all times, more or less, the" papacy, “ than any other of the" prevailed.” European Powers. My venerable ac- Having this occasion again to menquaintance appears not to have recol- tion Mr. Sharp, I recollect, what I lected the frequent contentions of that ought to have noticed sooner, the let. Crown with the Court of Rome for ter of L. H. (p. 27) occasioned by my the liberties of the Gallican Church, former communication. After all, the absence of an Inquisition, and the your respectable correspondent's dir. Toleration of Protestants, under the ference with Mr. Jenyns, like that of name of the Pretended Reformed, from Mr. Sharp, appears to be little more the tiine of Henry IV. through a large than verbal. The reference which bc part of the 17th century, though the To- makes to the great exeinplur of Christ leration was gradually infringed and at ians, may well serve to settle the queslength abolished by the revocation of tion. L'H: considers Christ as a pathe Edict of Nantes, in 1685. Nor, triot, because he wept over Jerusalem, whatever the Church might desire, can the metropolis of his native land. But it be correctly alleged that the State, in would he not have wept as freely over France, generally interfered, as in Rome or Athens, had he bern comSpain, Portugal, and perhaps papal missioned, a messenger of divine jurigGermany,“ to deprive the common ments, to either of those cities? The people of the Holy Scriptures." I disciples of Christ were indeed patriots, have in my possession two evidences according to the constitution and practo the contrary; One is the French tice of all our Christian governments. Testament of the Protestants, printed in one case they wondered that their in 1668: to which is annexed 'Marot Master talked with a woman who was and Beza's Version of the Psalms, and a stranger to the coinmonwealth of the Prayers, Catechism, &c. used by Israel, and on another occasion they the French Protestant Churches. This asked for fire from heaven, to revenge an volume, as appears by the titlepage, incivility offered by their natural enemies, was publicly sold by a bookseller at the Samaritans. Charenton and Paris. But the other
I remain, Sir, evidence is still more to the pur
Your's, pose: it is a French Testament published at Paris in 1764, with the cus
J. T. RUTT. tomary privilege du Roi. The Mass is prefixed, with a French translation. Extract of a Letter from Granville Sharp
to W'. Gill. Short notes are added to the text of the New Testament; and besides the com- which must necessarily be occasioned to
“I feel great concern for the distresses mon division into chapters, there is a
the Marquis of Bellegarde, and his amimore rational arrangement, by sections able family, by tlie eruptiou of the French and paragraphs, and a preface, recom- Army into Savoy ; they were in possession mending the study of the Scriptures. nat only of Chambery, where the Marquis This edition of 1764 is described as a
has a house, but also of the Chatenu des re-publication of one that had been Marches, the superb seat of the family, printed in 1746. Thus, seventy years and probably in possession also of most of ago, at least, any Frenchman, so dis- the Marquis's estate, so that undoubtedly. posed, might have purchased, at Paris, the family inust have been obliged to tiy. ihe New Testament and the Service of “ The retreat of the combined army is his national Church, in his native lan- stated in a variety of accounts, so that there guage, as freely as an Englishman is now no doubt of the fact, and of course could purchase in London the Liturgy the French Revolution must be established. of his Church and the authorized Ver. The progress of it has been more extrasion, so falsely described, by a favourite ordinary than any event in the history of pious fraud, as without note or comment. and contains a variety of very singulas
France, or any other nation for many ages, I cannot help adding the testimony instances of God's providence in the timeof Dr. Geddes, in his Prospeclus. Hav- ly discovery of secret plots and intended ing censured the opinion “ that the insurrections which the present AtheistiScripture should not be translated into cal state of that nation prevents them vulgar tongues," he remarks, p. 102, from observing, for they ignorantly impute " that this doctrine has chiefly obtained all their success to their own valour and in those countries where the Inquisition philosophy,
" 'The infidelity' that pervades France heaven, according to the expres& terms of is the natural effect of the long contined the prophecy. But the civil death or total" exertions of their apostate church and extinction of all titles by law, is amply state to deprive the common people of the sufficient to prove the prophetic mark apon Holy Scriptures, which were witnesses that natiou, and to enable us to judge by against their usurpations, and without the coutext of the prophecy (sce 11th chapwhich men become brutes by being un-, ter) in wbat an awful period of time we guarded against the sudden and secret, stand at present. Excuse these remarks ; impulses of spiritual epemies, which kuow the accidental mention of our mutual how to take advantage of every sudden friend the Marquis of Bellegarde insensibly, occasion of fear, pission or lust, to stitie led me to thein, and as I have a real satisthe knowledge of good and evil in man--- faction in being aware of the times, I but without this infidelity and the occa- unturally wish my friends to partake of it. sional demoniacal phrenzies of some of them. Be pleased to present' my respectful com(to which InGdels are always liable) they pliments to your mother and the ladies. would not have been proper instruments I remain with great esteein, Dear Sir, in God's band for a retribution in blond
Your humble Servant, G. S.” to their morc bloody deceivers, of wbom the prophet has declared: “ they have shed GLEANINGS; OR, SELECTIONS AND the blood of saints and prophets, and thou REFLECTIONS MADE IN A COURSE (0 God) has given them blood to drink, OF GENERAL READING for they are worthy:" thus the very worst
No. ("CLVIII. of men and even demous are nade instru
Saint Thomas à Becket. mients of God's justice and providence to fulfil his word.
Gerrase, of Canterbury, sat's, that “ France was certaiuly. the emineut to volumes of rairacles, performed tenth part of the Roman empire, and the by the dead archbishop, were extant crown of France has offered more support at Christ Churchi, in Canterbury, to the anti-christian Pontifex of Rome, when he wrote, and affirms, that they than any other of the ten horns of the equalled all those in the gospel. In proof Beast ; so that when the city of Rome of which he tells us, that not only was deprired of that support, the prophecy diseases of all kinds were healed by of John was certainly fulilled, that a tle invocation of his name, but memtenth part of the city fell in a great earth. bers cut off and eyes pulled out (genia' qırake or CelduOS, the popular commotion talibus al'scissis et oculis effusis) were which preceded the event, in which were restored to the bodies froin which they to be slain " the names of men seven had been separated, and the dead were thousand." The names of men could raised to life. To which Matthew not be slain, otherwise than by a civil Paris adds, that he also restored life death, by a law to extinguish human titles,
to dead birds and other animals. This, of which before the tinue of accomplish- i presume, he did at idle times for his ment our English translators of the apocalypse could form no conception, nor could amusement.-His dood was accounted they make any sense of the passage; which a sovereign remedy for all diseases, dificulty induced them to curtail it, and and formed one of the most lucrative to omit the expression that the names of articles of traffic to the monks of Canmen were slain, though all the Greek terbury.--The archbishop of Senis, in; copies have it : and as seven thousand is a letter to the pope, delivered to pos-. a prophetic number of perfection, it meaus erity by Roger de Hoveden, told'his a total extinction of all titles, which sud- holiness very gravely, that the waxdenly and wonderfully happened in an lights which were placed about the immense nation, more remarkably attached corpse of Becket, before his interment, for ages to titles, vanity and arbitrary happening to go out in the night, he power, than any other nation on earth ; and rose up and lighted them again himself. this wonderful prophetic mark is so strongly impressed upon the nation at present,
No. CCLIX. that they will not even allow the ordinary title of Monsieur to be used among them.
Short and Long Prayers.
In the reign of Abd'ullah the Third, It is remarkable that the army of the French emigrants, consisting chietly of afflicted with a great drought. The
surnamed Meemounn, Bagdad was nobility aud titled men, is exactly seven thousand eight hundred, so that if that caliph enjoined a public penance, and army should be cut off (and it seems at went '
himself in procession, at the present in deplorable danger) the number head of his Mussulman subjects, too is just sufficient to afford even a literal ac- perform, in the neighbouring plains, complishment, and to lenve a remnant to the prayers prescribed by religion on be affrighted and give glory to the God of such occasions. The ceremony was Gleanings.
339 repeated on three succeeding days, but But this is it which deceives them. without effect. Heaven withheld its the name of ancestors being once set blessings and rejected their petitions. in the front, they think it cannot be The caliph then ordered the Jews and that either themselves should be wiser, Christians to unite their supplications because they are called punics, or the with those of the faithful ; when, lo! others should in any thing be misto the great scandal of Islamim, the taken, because they are called their rain fell in abundance, and the earth ancestors." From Lactantius, Div. Inst, was refreshed. The caliph was as- I. ii. c. 8, by Hakewill. Apologie, tounded: he felt the affront'even 1630. I. iii. ad fin. inore than he acknowledged the favour, and his faith staggered with
No. CCLXI. resentment. The Ulena* were as- Magnanimity of the Royal Family. serabled, and the caliph proposed his. When the Princess of Wales, nodoubts; when a reverend doctor, no ther of his present Majesty, mentioned, less learned than pious, arose, and with some appearance of censure, the enforcing his reasonings with the conduct of Lady Margaret MÖDonald seductions of eloquence, calmed his of Sleat, who harboured and concealed disquietude, and brought him back the Prince when in the extremity of into the stedfastness of truth. The peril, he threw himself on her proDahometan doctors attribute to in- iection—" And would not you, Maspiration the discourse which he pro- dam," answered Prince Frederick, nounced. “What is there," said the “ have done the same iu the like cir holy man, " so extraordinary in this cumstances ? ! hope I am sure you event, or so inimical to the religion would." Besides the great measure of of Mahomet? God," .continued he, restoring the forfeited estates of the "so loves the Mussulmans, his chosen chiefs, our venerable sovereign shewed, people, their prayers and their peti- 'on many occasions, how little his heart tions are so grateful to his ear, that was capable of nourishing dislike he even abstains from an immediate against those who had acted upon compliance with their request, to principle against the authority of his compel them to renew their pious family. The support which he afforded addresses : but the voice of infidels is to the exiled branch of the Stuarts, will harsh and dissonant; and if he grant form a bright trait in his history; and their petitions, it is from disgust at secluded as he now is from his governtheir nauseous applications, and to ment and people, we may as of a derid himself of their importunities." ceased monarch relate one of those
trifling traits which marked the geneNo. CCLX.
rous kindness of his disposition. His Ancients and Moderns.
Majesty was told of a gentlemant of fa“ God hath given wisdom unto all, mily and fortune, in -shire, according to a competent measuré, that, far from taking the oath of alle that they might both find out things giance to him, he had never been unheard of before, and weigh things known to name or permit him to be already found out. Neither because named as king in his presence.they had the start of us in time, doth “ Carry my compliments to him," said it likewise follow that they have it the king, " and say that I respect his also in wisdom, which, if it be indif- steadiness of principle; or, as he may, ferently granted to all, it cannot le not receive my compliments as King of forestalled by them that went before. England, present them as those of the. It is unimpareable, like the light and Elector of Hanover.”. And he never brightness of the sun, it being the afterwards saw the gentleman from light of man's heart, as the sun is of whom the anecdote is derived, without his eyes. Since then to be wise, that enquiring after the health of the veneis, to search the truth, is a disposition rable tecusant, and reiterating his wish inbred in every man, they debar them- to be remembered to him. The same selves of wisdom, who, without any kindness to the memory of those who examination, approre the invention's hazarded themselves for the Stuart of their ancestors, and, like unreason. cause, has been inherited by the present able creatures, are wholly led by others.' administrator of royal authority; and to
him as to his father, their descendants The Turkish Court of Doctors' Com- have been and are prompt to repay ito rions.