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dered it innoxious, as children are “ The general and popular creed, taught to make nettles, by bold and which maintains that God exists in three forcible handling. It is now retorted Persons, combining three intelligent and will probably hereafter fix alone minds, each of which is perfectly God, on those that make separation in distinctly and alone, while yet the three the church by imposing unscriptural united constitute but one Deity, appears and unwarrantable terms of com

to us to teach a palpable contradiction ;

because an omnipresent spirit and a per. munion.

Dr. Philipps's text is 1 Cor. xi. 19: fit bole cannot be a part, nor a part equal He first states the proper meaning and

to the whole. To divide is to destroy. use of the term Heresy ; 2ndly explains who can divide a thought? or the intelthe reason and scope of the expres- lectual principle which is the parent of sion, “ Heresies must be ;” and 3rdly that thought ? Various as are the powers shews the effect of Heresies upon vir- of mind, the existence of mind is identified tuous and independentininds, and with its unity."-P. 24. the ultimate good, which such cor

In an Appendix, Dr. Philipps rei ruptions and abuses, (though a great lates the rise and progress of Unievil in themselves) by the firm and tarianisin at Thorne'; which eshibits excellent example of those who expose another of those cases, now becoming and reject them, may be made the numerous, in which plain men with means of producing. The following argument on the the error of the popular creed and

the help only of their Bibles discorer Unity of the Divine nature and per- worship. son is well stated and is unanswerable.

POETRY.

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Translation of some Latin Lines of The beastcous stars, when morning brings Jortin's.

the day, SIR,

Fainter and fainter shine-tben fade OU are no doubt acquainted with away:

the beautiful Latin lines of Jortin, But night draws out her beaming bosts in which a very striking contrast is

once more, drawn between the renovations of na

Which shine as bright and splendid 2

before. ture, and the hopeless dissolution of man. They are given in a note to Earth's lowly children, berbs which drink

the show.rs, Mr. John Kenrick's eloquent sermon, And all the fragile race of colour'd flow'rs, “On the Necessity of Revelation to

That give their beauty to the verdant teach the Doctrine of a Future Life."

vales, I here send you an attempt at a trans- And shed their fragrance on the summer lation of those lines, which, if they

gales ; meet your approbation, you are at li- The cruel blasts of winter sweep away, berty to insert them in your valuable And wither all their blossoms in a day. Repository.

But spring returns-on every naked plain The radiant sún, bright regent of the day, At Zephyr's call the flow'rs resume their

The living verdure spreads its hues again, Pursues a 8x'd, undeviating way; To night you trace bis beaming cbariots And rise more fragrant from their wint'ry

bloom, wheels

tomb. Roll slowly down the purple western hills:

But man ! the vaunted lord of all below, To morrow be shall climb the eastern

On whom the Gods their choicest gifts besky, And all the world his rising beams descry. Vain man! who boasts of reason's purest : The silver moon, mild empress of the

ray, night, Changes her form, and oft withdraws her And seems in thought to tread the realms ,

light, Yet beams again within the ev'ning sky, ·

Alas! when his short spring of life is o'er, And sheds à milder radiance from her Fades like the grass, "and dies for erera

more; ege:

stow :

of day;

Poetry-Translations from the Portuguese.

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came.

bend;

No second spring revives his mould'ring. Who to the sky where'er his footsteps frame,

roam, It mingles with the dust from which it - Does not look up as to his native bome ?

But lo! the sage of wisdom's words pos

sess'd, Additional lines occasioned by the above.

Copfirms the hope in ev'ry buman breast, Is such, my soul, thy melancholy fate? Whilst round bis form the list'ning throng Most wretched then is man's exalted state !

attend, Rais'd 'bove the brutes bis misery w kuuw, And on bis beaming face their eyelids "And pine in rain for happiness below. O child of woe! thy wisdom is a curse, Inspird by hear'n he lifts his hand on high, Reflection makes thy sad condition worse. And promises the good a home witbir, the The beast that wanders o'er the dow'ry sky. vale,

Oh! kind Instructor, still be thou my And thoughtless bites the grass or snuffs

guide, the gale ;

May sophistry ne'er draw me from thy The bird that o'er the plains extends its side : wings,

Support me when the vale of death I tread, Dr careless on the bush delighted sings;

And mingle with the shadows of the dead. The bee that wanders still from How'r to Then 'midst the gloom bid pobler prospects Aow'r,

i rise, And joyful bums within the fragrant And burst with glory on my longing eyes ; bow'r,

Beyond the tomb reveal the glorious way, Is happier far than man in all his bloon,

That leads to realms of everlasting day. If death awaits him in the silent tomb :

J. B. M. That fate once koown bis happiness destroys,

TRANSLATIONS. And threat'ning death blasts all his earthly

From the Portuguese of Ferreira. joys. lo vain the cheerful seasons round bim Pilgrim of untired spirit! who dost tread smile,

Unerring, unappalled, life's wearying And playful wanton o'er the fields awhile;

road, In rain the spring on winged zephyr flies,

And seest the brightness of the throne And paints the landscape with her verdant Its smiles of invitation o'er thee shed :

of God In rain hot summer dings his golden I wake, dear traveller! from my slothful

bed beams On saving harvests and on glitt'ring

To follow where thy holier feet have

trod, streams; In vain the lear'ns with brightest colours

Thro' paths that lead to beav'ns sublime.

abode, glow, And on tlic carth's fair' bosom swèctest (Veil'd from my eyes till now) —The hours

are fled, roses blow; JA vain the charms of nature court his

Wben sad and solitary, -woe-begone

Midst rain desires, and beart-consueye,

ming cares, What are they all to him, if he must die ?

I saw the stream of my existence Was man then made the lord of reason's

roll; ray, More wretched than the beasts to pine

Now comfort beams upon th? awakened

one, away? Was he created in the form of God,

And, full of joy, my liberated soul, To lose that form beneath the mould'ring

Recalls (but to forget) life's wasted years.

A. clod? Were all the faculties bestow'd iu rain,

From the Portuguese.
Or but to aggravate his mortal pain?
This faith let sceptics preach, who will be- Every promise of hope is gone-
lieve,

Joy is interred in the grare beneath;
Yet prompting nature cannot sure deceive. Life, unenvied lingers on--
Who does not feel within his breast arise And there's nought but solitude in

death. Hopes that aspire and look beyond the skies?

O this world is a world of woe, Where is the savage, in what realms of Shunned by peace and slighted by love ; night,

And darkness reigas like a tyrant below; Thonga thickest clouds obscure bis mental Say is there brightness or bliss abore? sig bt

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INTELLIGENCE.
DOMESTIC.

who are disposed to hear an Unitarias RELIGIOUS.

preacher. It is probable the novelty of An Account of Mr. Wright's Mission in a missionary from England of that de Wules. Extracted froin his Journalsa

scription excited their attention the (lo a Letter to the Secretary of the Vai

more. 3. At the

progress Unitariantariau Fund.)

ism has already made in Wales, which Dear Sir,

is far greater than I liad anticipated. AVING never been in Wales Our brethren had. kindly appointed entirely new. This occasioned some from place to place; and as in many difficulty in the outset, as to the ar- places there were soine hearers who rangement of my plans, and occasioned could not understand English, Ms.

ne much more travelling than would Phillips acted also as interpreter; on have been necessary, had I prosessed such occasions he rep cated the sub as souch information respecting the stance of the sermon in Welsh, and I couộtry, and the state of the Unitarian was toll, did it with mach accuracy : cause in it, at the commencement as I am sure he did it with much energy, did at the close of the journey. The and apparent cloquence. It was gratiground being new, I shall be the more fying to see a number of persons unac. particular in my account of what I did, quainted with English, 'sit with the the information I collected, and my greatest composure through a long serviews of what may be done in that rice, that they might afterwards hear interesting part of the kingdom. I the discourse repeated to them in a lan. spent seventy-four days in Wales, tra- guage they could understand. In most velled about eight 'hundred miles, instances a large proportion of the hearpexehed sixty-nine times, and in forty- ers understood English, in many nearly three places; administered the Lord's all of them, and in a number the suppet twice, delivered an address at a whole congregation. public baptism, and had much theo According to the plan proposed, it logical conversatiou with friends in was my intention to have gone from diferent places. The congregations Wales to Cornwall; but, when had were generally large, in many places been three weeks in Wales, I found it crowded, and the hearers, with very would be absolutely necessary, in order few exceptions, always deeply atten to the proper execution of my mission tive. I have the higher opinion of the in that country, that I should derote Welsh people for having travelled my time to it until the season for daily aino g them, and of the suceess of travelling, during the present year, Unitarianism in that part of the island, would be over: and that if I attempted from what I saw and heard during my to embrace both Cornwall and Wales journey.

in the present journey, I could not During part of this mission, viz. the have sufficient time in either. This first thirty-eight days in Wales, I was led me to alter my plan. favoured with the company and assis

We entered the principality on the tance of Mr. Meek, one of the stu- 22nd of July, After passing through dents in the Unitarian Academy, who Wrexham, where there are friends to preached seven times, administered the cause, having no introduction te baptisin, and participated in many in. any person or place, not having

been teresting conversations. Mr. Meek able to gain any information respecting also preached several times as we were any Unitarians, or persoas favourable on our way to Wales.

to Unitarianism, in North Wales, and I was happily disappointed in three finding the English language very little things. 1. In the number of places understood there ; we wavelled across. where an English preacher can be un- that part of the country with as mucb derstood by the hearers in general, and expedition as possible, directing our that in most places in South Wales steps towards Cardiganshire, where we there are many who can understand began our mission. In South Wales I him. 2. In the pumber of people in learned that there are some persons, in Host of the towns and even villages, more places than one in the Northern

Intelligence.-Wright's Journal of an Unitarian Mission in South Wales. 681 counties, who are in whole or in part large school-room. I preached to a 'Unitarians, hut could gain no definite numerous assembly of attentive hearaccount of them. I shall be thankful ers. Mr. Phillips gave an outline of to any person who can and will the

discourse in Welsh, communicate 10 me any information These congregations are supplied by respecting the state of inquiry and the before-mentioned Mr. D. J. Rees progress of religious opinions in North and Mr. Thomas, from Carmarthen, Wales; in particular if they will com- shire, who succeeds Mr. James, municate the names and places of 4. Lampeter, a market lown. Here residence of any persons who are fa. I preached in a room at the inn, vourable to Upuarianism in that part which was crowded with hearers. of the principality. It appears to me 5. Llandyssil, Here I preached in that a correspondence with that part of a school-room to a large company. the country is desirable, and might lead Mr. Meek preached at Lloyd-Jack, to some important results.

to a preuy large and attentive audio After the preceding introductory re- euce; and Mr. Phillips gave an outmarks, I proceed to state succinctly the line of the discourse in Welsh. particulars of this inission. It was ex. At some of the above places many (ended to six counties.

strangers attended, persons of differeat .: I. CARDIGANSHIRE.

religious denominations.

Ainong our friends in Cardigan,
In this county Unitarianism has shire, we found much intelligence,
been openly professed, and plainly simplicity, Christian affection and rae
preached, for a number of years; and tional zeal.
ceases to excite the degree of horror There are five congregations in this
which atiends its first introducuion, county who rank as Arians. They
and which can be removed only by a meet at the following places :
continued fearless avowal, and plain 1. Llwyn-rhyd-Owen. 2. Penrhyw.
statement of its doctrine, accompanied . 3. Cilieu. 4. Ålliblacca. Of these four,
by a truly Christian spirit and con- Mr. Davis, and Mr. William Rees, are
duct. I was informed that reputed the ministers. I found Mr. Davis
orthodoxy has here lost much of its very infirm and unwell. Mr. Rees I
asperity, and its professors are more had for a hearer at Panteg:
mild and charitable than in other 5. Llechrhyd. Of this Mr, Griffith
parts of the principality. The cause is the minister.
here owes much of its success to the ,

11. PEMBROKESHIRE.
labours and consistent conduct of Mr.
David Jenkin Rees, of Lloyd-Jack,

Unitarianism has been but recently the oldest Unitarian in this part of the introduced in this county; one concountry, and of Mr. J. James, lately gregation only is yet formed, but removed to Glamorganshire. These there are persons favourable to the . worthy men were several years joint doctrine in several other places. As. minisiers of the Unitarian churches the English language is chiefly spoken in Cardiganshire. The following are in Pembrokeshire (indeed in a conthe places where I preached in this siderable part of it they know nothing county.

of Welsh), I thought it right to pay 1. Pont-y-Defæid. The congrega a particular attention to this districi, tion in this place is well established and to the infaut church which has in the Unitarian doctrine. I preached, been lately formed at Teinpleton. once, and Mr. J. Thomas, from After going forward into CarmarthenIsling!on, afterwards delivered a ser- shire and Glamorganshire, I returned mon in Welsh. The audience were and spent eight more days in Pemdeeply attentive.

brokeshire. The following are the 2. Capel-y-Grocs. Here also the places I visited. congregation are steady, well-informed 1. Templeton. Here a decent house Unitarians. I preached to them once, has been erected for the worship of and Mr. B. Phillips interpreted to the One and Only God, on the most those who did noi undersiand En- economical plan possible, and one glish.

individual who is the chief support of 3. Lloyd-Jack, a farm house. Uni- the cause in the place, and who has tarian worship is here copducted in a a large family, is still £43 158. 6.

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out of pocket, by the erection ; which woman: the last congregation was
small delt it is highly desirable hé much the largest ; both were very
should be repaid. The building of attentive. A week evening lectare
this meeting-house first introduced might be delivered regularly at this
Unitarian preaching as a regalar thing place, and there is reason to think it
into Pembrokeshire, and it is said this would be productive of good.
circumstance so alarined some of the 4. Jeffresion, a small village among
reputed orthodox, that they offered up the collieries. I preached here to a
public prayer to Almighty God, to small attentive audience. I should
prevent such dangerous doctrine pro- have visited this place again, but the
ceeding any further in that county: state of the weather and roads rendered
Mr. B. Phillips preaches one Snnday it impracticable to get there at the
in the month at this place, and Mr. time.
David Johrs preaches at other times. : 5. Carew, a village. I preached here
I preached at Templeton nine times, in a cottage, which

was crowded with
and Mr. Meek twice; we had always attentive hearers. There are two Uni.
good, sometimes crowded congrega- larian families in this place. Here
tions, though the weather was mostly meetings might be occasionally held
rainy, and many of the people had to to good purpose.
come a considerable distance. Several Ö. Pembroke, a corporate town. The
Dew hearers attended regularly during minister of the parish is also the mayor.
our stay, and seemed to have their Fle forbade the bellman to publish a
minds stirred up to serious inquiry after meeting in the 'open air, and said he
truth. I administered the Lord's Sup would not suffer such a meeting to be
per twice to the little society, Mr. held. The minister of the Tabernacle
Meek baptized one person, and I de- lent us the use of it, and we had a large
livered an address on the occasion. and attentive audience.
It is of the more importance to en- 7. Haverfordwest. A friend of mine
courage and promote the Unitarian applied to a Dissenting minister in this
cause at Templeton, as it is in the town, to know whether I could have
midst of a district where the English the use of his chapel: his letter in reply
langnage only is spoken, and where shewed that if I went in disguise, and
Unitarianism was till lately unknown. said nothing about my peculiar senti-
I think, if proper encourageinent be ments, I might be admitted : he said

, giren, and steady exertions te con- if I went merely in the character of a cinued, much good will be done at Dissenting minister I should be corTempleton and the country around it: dially welcomed; but considering the there are many openings for preach- character in which I should appear, ing, where occasional lectures might my visit would be turned to their disbe delivered, and much attention and advantage. I however went and inquiry is already excited,

preached in a house which had been 2. Narbeth, a market town, a short an inn. We had a large congregation. distance from Templeton. Here 1 I found afterwards several persons were preached to a multitude of people: I friendly to the cause. I was informed slood in a window at the inn, which four clergymen heard me: one of them, answered the purpose of a pulpit ; a the next morning, sent me the Bishop number of people were in the room, of St. David's paper, called “ The and several hundreds abroad ; indeed Unitarian Catechised," and I ordered the market place, which was before to be sent to him « The Unitarian the house, was pretty well filled. The Catechised, and Answering for Himaudience was generally very attentive. self." I learned afterwards that the clergy- I visited Milford, but could procure man of the parish threatened the no place ; and from the number of owner of the house for suffering us to rongh sailors, and what appeared to be meet there, but I believe some inquiry the general state of society there

, did was excited. Some of the inhabi- not think it prudent to preach in the tants came afterwards to Templeton to open air: besides, there were two meetheir me.

ings in the town that evening: how3. Saundersfoot, a village on the ever I had some interesting conver- " sea side. I visited and preached twice sation. at this place, in the house of a widow · I also went to Tenby, hoping to

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