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named, to the assistance of seven cha- rejoiced.” “But it must be left to a rities which he specified. With the Clarkson to recount his services towards same view, he gave a sum of money to the abolition of the Slave Trade, and the Corporation of Bristol, to auginent ameliorating the condition of the opa fond, of which that body has the pressed Negro: it must be left to an application, for relieving blind persons, Allen to tell what he hath done for the by granting £10 a year to each re- education of the poor: it must be left cipient. The charity which for a long to an Owen to enumerate his benefactime occupied his aitention, is worthy tions to the British and Foreign Bible of its advocate : it was to raise a sum of Society: and to an Harrison, or somo money to enable all the inhabitants in other member of the Society of Friends, The almshouses of Bristol to receive at to enumerate Mr. Reynolds's gifts to present equal to the intention of the the various charitable institutions befounders of the several almshouses, or longing to that respectable class of dorant is. per week to each of them.. Christians. Mr. Reynolds continued It is nunccessary to add, that his own a zealous and consistent member of the contributions were suited to the mag- society in which he was born and eduninie of the design. To him the cated. In him they have lost a burning Samaritan Society owes its origin. Its and shining light of faith, hope, and object is to relieve those cases, which charity--in him a firm and consistent other charities could not assist. Many supporter of one of their fundamental persons who have been patients in the principles, that all wars are unjust, imInfirmary, many who are recovering politic, and unchristian : in him they from sickness, many who have been have lost one, who was ever calling recalled from vicious habits, and have them to use their utmost efforts to formed virtuous resolutions, often suffer ameliorate the condition of the disgreatly before they can gain employ- tressed, whether Indian, African, or ineni, or pursue their former avocations Briton. Mr. Reynolds embraced with with effect. Through want of tempo- ardour the hope that our penal statutes rary aid lasting difliculuies frequently would become less sanguinary-and arise. To bestow this aid, and to lead that capital punishments would be rethe members of a society to do what moved from our code. When the citizens their Saviour hath commanded, was of his native place had determined upon the intention of the Institution, which building a new gaol, Mr. R. was pebears the name its founder justly culiarly solicitous that the improve. inerited, lhe Samaritan.

ments upon the plans of a Howard, in Hence it will appear that although Munich, America and other countries, Mr. Reynolds was solicitous to avoid might be concentered in Bristol. He praise, he was not inactive, or merely wished for the moral and religions im. following the suggestions of the well provement of those who had violated disposed. He was ever ready to excite the laws of their country; and conothers to fulfil the trust committed 10 sidered it incumbent to apply kindness, their cure.

His manner of appeal in instruction and the motives of industry. luehalf of the distressed did not derive to recal the offender to the paths of its only force from his own example. integrity. To trace the more public There was an appeal to the judgment acts of this philanthropist would ocand to the heart which could scarcely cupy the whole of the pages of a be resisted. On one occasion of this periodical publication : but to enumekind, it is said, that when addressing a rate his private exertions to comfort the gentleman whom he supposed to be widow, to help the fatherless, to raise rich, in order to stimulate his exertions, the desponding, to encourage the inlie remarked, “When gold encircles dustrious and 10 reward the deserving. The lieart it contracts to such a degree would require a volume, and even then ihat no good can issue from it; but the language of the queen of Sheba, when the pure gold of faith and love when she had witnessed the wisdom of geis into the heart it expands it, and Solomon, might be employed, “ Not causes ench drop of blood to flow half hath been" He now rests through the channels of benevolence." from his labours, but his works shall In his life was witnessed the truth of follow him. the remark, “ When the eye saw him The closing scenes of his life were it was glad, when the car hicard him it in unison with his former conduct. In

Olituary.- Mr. Richard Reynolds.

619 the spring of this year he began to de- bonds of peace and righteousness of cline. He was advised in August to life. try the waters of Cheltenhamı. This Such was Richard Reynolds llis was done evidently to satisfy his friends. corpse was followed 10 ile yrave by He did not expect to recover from the deportations from the several chari attack, but was perfectly resigned to ties in B:istol, to which he belonged. what Divine mercy should ordain. He The Committee of the Bible Society continued from ihe 7th of August to took the precedence, and was in close the 6th of September with little ra- train with the long string of weeping riation. During his illness he was relatives. It was composed of aldermen, exceedingly placid and kind to every clergymen, and dissenting ministers of one: this conduct and countenance in all denoininations. The greatest dedicating that all within was peace. A corum was observed, though the crowd short time before bis death, when an of spectators surpassed calculation. In endeared female friend had been ad- the Square in which the deceasedl had ministering to him some religious con- resided, the children of the several solation, he said, “My faith and hope charity-schools to which he had beere are, as they have long been, on the a generous patron, were arranged. The mercy of God, through Jesus Christ, shops were shut in the streets through who was the propitiation for my sins, which the procession passed, and the and not for mine only, but for the sins toll of bells from several churches anof the whole world. He closed his nounced, that one was carried to the earthly career at Cheltenham, Sept. the grave, who bore with him the affections 10th, in the 81st year of his age. His of the living. On the Sunday followchildren, grand children, and many ing, funeral serions were preached at beloved friends were present when this most of the places of worship in Bristol great man in Israel fell.

and its neighbourhood. Buithe respect Is it wonderful that the news of his of survivors did not terminate with these death excited general regret in Bristol marks of their regard. A publiç meei and its neighbourhood? Is it surprising ing was convened at the Guildhall, ou that the melancholy erent created a October the 3d, at which the mayor gloom from the peasant's, cot to the presided, to consider of the most effecextensive mansion? Is it singular that iual method of supplying the great a chasm should be contemplaied when loss the city of Bristol had sushe was removed who for many years tained, and of perpetuating the memory had bestowed lipwards of £10,000 per of Mr. Reynolds.' On that occasion it annum in relieving the distress of was unanimously resolved to form a others? Was it not to be expected new society, called Reynolds's Comthat men of all classes and of all opi- memoration Society, to keep up his subnions should unite to request to shew scriptions to the charities in Bristol to the last sad tribute of respect, y follow- which he was a public contributor, ing to the grave the remains of one who and especially to cherish and strengthen had practised pure and undefiled rc. the Samaritan, of which he was the ligion, who had employed self-denial founder. Al the public meeting, various that he might bestow liberally on others, proofs were adduced ofthe distinguished who refusèd the indulgences of affluence excellence of the deceased, by :he Rer. that he might lessen the miseries of his T. Biddulph, the Rev. W. Thorpe, the brethren ; who ordered his household Rev. W. Day, the Rev. Mr. Simcon, of with economy that he might give to Cainbridge, and the Rev. M. Maurice. him that was in want—who had At the same time, appropriate addresses cherished a zeal for godliness free from were delivered by R. H. Davis, Esq. bigotry, and in exercising the right of M.P. H. Davis, Esq. M. P. J. Butterprivate judgment himself, had still an worth, Esq.M.P.the Sheriffs of Bristol, ardent affection for those from whom Aldermau Birch, Dr. Pole, Dr. Stock he differed? No contrasted view of and Counsellor Smith, by whom the Divine mercy dwelt in his soul; and business was ably introduced and forwhilst he considered himself a debtor cibly recommended. to the Jew and to the Greek, to the May the mantle of Elijah fall on bond and to the free, he embraced all his descendants! May the chasm that men with affection who strore to pre- has been made be filled up by the serve the voity of the faith in the eflbrts of many! May the spirit of ben

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nevolence which actuated a Reynolds, everlasting remembrance, may his bliss dwell with those who are associated to liereafter be augmented by an union supply his place! Then will it be for with those who have here trod in his good to others as well as for himself, steps ! May his admirers be his imithat he has rested from his labours. tators, and their desire like him be to May the seed that he has sown ascribe into God the praise for evesy bear a rich harvest of love and good blessing they enjoy! works: and whilst his name is held in

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a few hundred pounds, apon the security RELIGIOUS.

of the building, to enable them to comPlan of a Fund by the Unitarian Church, few years thereafter, will be easily paid off

plete it: which debt, in the course of : Edinburgh, for obtaining a more com

upon the same plan. modious Place of Worship.

P. S. Subscriptions in farour of this It is proposed to constitute a Fund, object, will be receired by T. $. Smith, which shall bare for its object the Erection M. D. Yeovil, Somersetshire; the Rer. of a small, neat, and commodioas Church, John Evans, Islington' ; and thé Rer, R. in some respectable situation in this City, Aspland, Hackney Road. for conducting Divine Worship on Unitarian principles.

A Course of Sunday Evening Lectures, On the necessity for such a building, it which will be Delivered at the Unita. is almost needless to enlarge. It must be tarian Chapel, St. Thomas's Street, obvious to every one, that the present Southwark ; Commencing Nov. 3rd, place of worship labours under great dis- 1816. advantages, as to situation, outward Service to begin at Half past six o'Clock appearance, and internal accommodation,

* precisely. wbich operate to a considerable extent in deterring strangers from entering it,

(FIRST COURSE.) and detract very much from the comfort of Nov. 3.- Rev. R. Aspland. Reproach the congregation. But it may be proper for the Name of Christ the Christian's to observe, that although any resources Glory. which can at present be calculated upon, : Nov. 10,-Rer. II". J. For,-The Rise must be quite inadequate, we are not and Prevalence of Christ's Deity traced therefore to suppose the object in riew and accounted for. undeserving of present attention. This Nov. 17.- Rev. J. Gilchrist. - The very circuinstauce calls for immediate Doctrine of Hereditary Deprarity. consideration of the subiect; for it is only Nov. 24.-Rev. W. J. Fox. The Sabe an accumulation of our present small crifice of Christ. Tesources, that we can calculate upon the Dec. 1.- Rev. T. Rees.-Our Lord's accomplishment of so desirable an object Agony in the Garden. with any certainty. It is therefore further Dec. 8.-Rev. R. Aspland.-The Faith proposed, that the Fund should be which the New Testament represents as established by Annual Subscriptions, and necessary to Salvation. jocidental Donations, to be lodged in a Dec. 15.-Rev. J. Gilchrist.-The Me. Bank for accumulation, until the purpose diation of Christ. abore nientioned shall be attained.

Dec. 22.- Rev. T. Rees.-The ScripLet every one who would feel himself toral Idea of Christ's coming into the called upon to contribute to the Erection of World. a Church, were such an intention to be Dec. 29.--Rev. R. Aspland. - Reflecimmediately carried into effect, determine tions on the Close of the Year. the sumn he would give, and divide it into The List of Preachers and Subjects for tive, six, or seven instalments, according the remaining Portion of the Winter, as bis own opinion of the time which may will be delivered before the Conclusion of be required shall direct him: and, at the the present Course. end of five, six, or seven years, it is not The Treasurer will attend in the Vestry surely altogether rain to expect that this every Evening after Service, to receive the Society may find themselves in possession Subscriptions of those who may be disposed of a sum, which, though not, perhaps, to contribute to the Support of these Leo quite adequate, will enable them to tures. commence the operation, and to borrow

Intelligence.Worship Street Lectures.--Hanover Street Lectures.


A Course of Thursday Evening Lectures,

Tuesday, Nov. 26.-Rev. IV.J. For.which will be Delivered at the Mecting

Christ's Temptation,

N. B. Lists of the Preachers and Sub-
House, in Worship Street, near Fins-
bury Square ; Commencing Thursday jects for the First Course terminating with
Norember 7th, 1816.

the year 1816, will be issued in a few Service to begin at Half-past six o'Clock days, aod may be had at Worship Street

and St. Thomas's, on the Evenings of precisely.

Service at those Places. (FIRST SERIES.) Nov. 7th. Rev. W. J. Fox. The Prac

Lancashire Presbyterian Quarterly tical Influence of a Belief in the Unity of

Meeting God.

SIR, Nov. 14th.


The last Quarterly Meeting of Ministers, Importance of the Difference between Cal- generally denominated Presbyterian, was vinism and Unitarianism.

held at Chewbent, on the 2d instant. The Nov. 21&t.

On Relie Rev. Mr. Ashton conducted the devotional

parts of the service, and the Rev. Mr. gious Feeling, Vor, 28th.

The Final Brettell preached from Matt. vi. 9, a very Happiness of all Men predicted in Scrip- useful and acceptable discourse on the pa

ternal character of God. The extreme ture. Dec. 5th. Rev. R. Aspland. The

welness of the day precluded the attend. Loveliness of the Divine Character on the

ance of all distant friends, and must hare Unitarian Scheme..

considerably lessened the attendance at the Dec. 12th. Rev. T. Rees. The Titles chapel, which, nevertheless, was not in and Offices of Christ consistent with bis considerable. Between twenty and thirty Humanity.

persons dined together after the service, Dec. i9th. Rev. J. Gilchrist. The and spent the afternoon in a manner vot Doctrine of the Atonement.

unworthy of the occasion, and in the erenDec. 26th. Rev. R. Aspland. The Im- ing the greater part of the company retired portance of the Birth of Christ on the to the hospitable mansion of a valuable Onitarian Scheme.

member of the congregation, and a steady

friend to the interests of religious truth and Before the expiration of the year, the Conductors of the Lecture design, with liberty. On some occasions, the attendance the Divine Blessing, to publish a List of tation of the members of the Quarterly

at the chapel has disappointed the expecSubjects for tiue remainder of the Course.

Meeting, but at Chewbent, the reporter can The Treasurer will attend in the Vestry say with great truth, that they are always every Evening after Service, to receive the gratified with beholding a numerous and' Subscriptions of those who may be dis

devout congregation of Christinn worshipposed to contribute to the Support of these


W. J. Lectures.

Manchester, Oct. 14, 1816.


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Unitarian Fund Lectures, in the Presby- Mr. Saint on the Chapel at Southampton:

terian Meeting-Ilorse, Hanover-Street, SIR, Long Aere.

I have long been expecting to see, through Lectures will be carried ou in the above the medium of your valuable Miscellany, a Place of Worship on the Sunday and Tues

statement of the sums raised by different day Evenings, during the Winter Seasou, congregations, in aid of the Uvitarian cause 1816-17, to connience on Sunday Even

at Southampton. From what I have heard ing, Nov. 10.

within the last few weeks, I fear indispo

sition is the cause of the delay. I sincerely Service to begin each Evening at Half- hope that Mr. B. Travers, or one of his past Six o'('loch.

friends, who are in possession of the docu-' Sunday, Nov. 10.-Rev. Ř. Aspland. ments, will for the satisfaction of those The Unity of God the Plain, lavariable persons who have subscribed, lay an early Testimony of Divine Revelation,

statement before the public, through the Tursday, Nov. 12.-Rev. II. J. Fox, mediuin of the Monthly Repository. I am Glorying in the Cross of Christ.

the more earnest in this request, because I Sunday, Nov. 17...

tin myself in some small degree connected Christianity Corrupted by False Philo- in the collections made in behalf of that sophy.

interest, (though at the time I was so enTuesday, Nov. 19.

gaged, I was not fully aware of the tenure Scripture Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. by which the Chapel was held,) which in-'

Sunday, Nov. 21.-Rev. T. Rees. duced me to decline accepting the invitaGod the Father the only Object of Reli- tion given me by the people at Southampton gious Worship.

to become their minister. 'If I could have YOL. XI.


seen a prospect of the Society raising the Mr Corrie introduced bis discourse with rent, and other expences, I would have observing that the parable teaches a lesson given my services gratis for twelve months of forlearance, of forbearance even to those with pleasure : but finding that even this who will hercafter receire from the all-seeing was not in the power of the Society to per- and unerring judge, the just puuistiment form, I thought it advisable to leave the their crimes hare merited. And this foraffair in the hands of those who were its' bearance, we should remember, may be first projectors, and have accepted an invi- shown not merely by the magistrate or bis tation from tive small Society of Unitarians tribunal, but by erery individual in the in this place, where I hope to be the means formation of his own opinions, and the under Providence, of raising this drooping guidance of his own conduct-io that kind, Society to its former health and vigour. feeling and that proneness to support or to

However we may fail in the object of our relieve, wbich attaches to those whose cbawisbes, or however unfortunate we may be raciers we respect and love, and which in our speculations, it is a daty which we should never be withdrawu except in cases owe to our friends, and to ourselves, to lay in wbich it is morally impossible to confound a statement of all monies collected, and to the innocent with the guilty. express our thanks to those persons who This interpretation of the parable har. bave assisted us.

monizes with the whole tenor of the gospel, I sincerely hope, notwithst wading the with all that is recorded of our Saviour's situation of tbe Chapel at Sonthampton, conduct and all that is preserred of his arrangements will be made by our Uvita- discourses. " And here," said Mr. ('orrie, rian friends in the South, to keep up " I think we may justly feei surprised that Unitarian worsbip in that town. I trust

any who have professed themselves to be that this Southampton speculation will not the disciples of Christ should have preached fail of answering some useful purpose, that or practised persecution. of leading those who profess a rational Viewing the subject, moreover, as we do, religion, to exercise reasou in building in all the light that has beer poured upon it tbeir places of public worship.

by powerful and sagacious writers, we must Your giving this a place in the next Num-, be allowed to feel still more surprised that her of your valuable Repository, will much mankind should have been so slow to learn oblige

Your Constant Reader, that the most perfect toleration in religion

C. N. SAINT. is not more the doctrine of the gospel than Alcester, W'arwickshire, Oct, 14, 1816. the dictate of the soundest buman policy:

And our surprise is still augmented, Oldbury Double Lecture.

when we consider wbat those offences have On Tuesday September 10th, 1816, was been which have provoked the rod of the the Anuiversary of the Double Lecture, at persccutor, and could be expiated only by Oldbury, in Shropshire. The Rev. John the severest punishment: for those offences Keộtish, of Birmingham, conducted the have been differences of opipion in the indevotional service : the Rev: John Corrie, terpretation of what is, in some respects, a of Handsworth, and the Rev. Thomas most obscure volume, and upon subjects Bowen, of Walsall, preached the fornier which it confessedly exceeds the most rion Matt. xiii. 24–30.--The parable of the gorous grasp of the bumau faculties pertares, in the field*—the latter on 2 Cor. fectly to comprehend, and all the powers of iv. 13.-"We also believe, and therefore buman language adequately to express. speak."

Yet there is scarcely an exposition of those

mysterious doctrines that might not hare * May the reporter be excused if hc here been written in the blood of sonje virtuous expresses his bigb admiration of the acute

and learned martyr who has died in its ness with which Archdeacon Blackburne defence. Las availed himself of this parable, in his The eloquent preacher then proceeded to Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton. recommend unlimited toleration io religion,

The Doctor, speaking of Milton's Areo- on the following grounds : pagitica, says, “the danger of such un- I. From the nature of the subjects whicls. bounded liberty (of unlicensed printing,] have generally been made the occasions of and the danger of bounding it, hare pro- persecutien--the doctrines of the Trivity, of duced a problem in the science of govern- the atonement, and of original sin-docment, which human understanding seenis tripes confessed, on all hands, to be very unable to solve."

abstruse and far remored from the appreLet us then have recourse to a Divine hension of the mind. understanding for the solution of it. Let II. From the nature of the evidence to both the tares and the wheat grow together wbich all must alike appeal in support of till the harvesi, lest, while ye gather up the their opinions. Under this bead, Mr. Corrie tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. pointed out the difficulties attendant on a Remarks, page 89.

critical examination of the Scriptures.

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