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the change which had taken place in his tion to Mr. Latham to become their religious opinions, and from the pulpit pastor was then given, and, after a short and the press avowed his conviction of address from him, accepted. Mr. Madge the truth of the Unitarian doctrine. The then delivered an admirable defence of consequence was, as might be expected, the Unitarian doctrine, which was heard the secession of a part of his flock, and with attention, and we hope with profit, a violent denunciation of him and his by all present. An economical dinner opinions from the orthodox ministers in was provided at the inn, of which about the neighbourhood. Of the ignorance thirty artook. Mr. Edward Taylor, of and intolerance of these men it would be Norwich, was in the chair. In the course difficult to convey an adequate descrip- of the afternoon, the Chairman remarked, tion. Calvinism,' in its most revolting that the Unitarian doctrine could not be and hideous form, is the prevailing faith considered as new to this neighbourhood, in this part of the county, and, as far as since it had been preached within a few they can, its professors act up to their miles of the place where they were then creed. Fortunately for Mr. Latham, he assembled, by Mr. Emlyn, Mr. Whiston had the advice and assistance of Mr. and Mr. Manning [Mon. Repos. XI. 725, Toms. That worthy man opened his

and XII. 377, 387 and 478] ; and he ex. pulpit to him, and cheered him by his pressed a hope that the seeds which those countenance and counsel. After some learned and pious champions of Christian time, the seceders from the church at truth had planted, would spring up and Laxfield returned, and violently expelled bring forth much fruit.—After dinner, Mr. Latham from the pulpit. The majo. about 121. were collected for the furtherance rity of the Trustees, if they did not coun- of the infant cause at Bramfield. Several tenance this disgraceful conduct, took friends from Diss, Woodbridge and Frammeasures to prevent the continuauce of lingham, were present.-In the evening, his labours in the church; and, thinking Mr. Toms gave a suitable exhortation it more prudent to retire from a scene so from our Saviour's words, “ Fear not, disgraceful, he quitted the pulpit at Lax- little flock, for it is your Father's good field, though he continued to reside in pleasure to give you the kingdom.” the village.

It would be improper to conclude this During Mr. Latham's residence at Lax- account of a very interesting day without field, he had been accustomed to preach noticing the prudence and discretion with wherever an opportunity offered in the which the building of this chapel was neighbouring villages, and, among other conducted. Here was no laying out a places, at Bramfield, where, through the large sum of money on a doubtful expekindness of Mr. Page, public worship was riment; no debt incurred, though the carried on in a barn. Several of his people are few and poor. It is also right hearers, in consequence of his preaching to say, that Mr. Latham continues to laand conversation, assisted by reading va- bour in the adjoining villages, and hopes rious tracts with which they were fur- before long to obtain a footing in the nished by the Committee of the Eastern neighbouring market-town of Halesworth. Unitarian Society, gave up the Calvinistic system, and expressed their wish to form Opening of Salford Unitarian Chapel. themselves into a Church under the pas. 'On the 25th December last was opened toral care of Mr. Latham. One of them, the Unitarian Meeting-house, Greengate, a Mr. Mills, a carpenter in the village, Salford, and dedicated to the worship of agreed to erect a place of worship, on the the One God the Father. The service in chance of receiving a very small rental the morning was introduced by the Rev. for it. The courage and zeal which it William Duffield, and a sermon required for so humble an individual in preached upon the occasion by the Rev. such a situation to undertake so decided Robert Wallace, of Chesterfield, from and unpopular a step, can hardly be suffi- John iv. 19—24. The preacher gave an ciently estimated, except by those who account of the rise and progress of the know all the opposition and discourage- difference of opinion between the Jews ment (to use no stronger terms) which and Samaritans. He then explained the he had to contend with. However, he memorable words of Jesus Christ to the persevered, and the Meeting was built. woman of Samaria, and shewed that the Public worship was celebrated in it for true worship of God, who is a Spirit, is the first time on Friday, November 5th. confined to no particular place, and who

The service was opened by an appro- and what the true worshipers are. In priate prayer from Mr. Clack, of Fram- the course of his address, he made a so. lingham. One of the members of the lemn dedication of the building to the Church then stated the reasons which had worship of the One God, the Father of induced them to withdraw from the Tri- our Lord Jesus Christ. In the evening nitarian worship, and to form themselves of the same day, the Rev. Noah Jones, into an Unitarian Society. The invita- of Todmorden, preached an extempora.



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neous discourse from John iv. 8, God is Proposal for New Unitarian Chapel, love, in which he shewed the inconsis

at Islington. tency of many of the popular opinions of the day with this attribute of the Deity.

We have received a letter from Mr. After the morning service, the Member's David Eaton of some importance, but of the Society assembling in the new too late to come in entire. He says, “ I Meeting house, together with their friends, am authorized by a gentleman to state, dined in a large room in the Salford that if any persons will join him, he is Cloth Hall. About 160 persons sat down ready to advance, as a shareholder, one to a plain, substantial dinner, provided THOUSAND POUNDS, for the immediate for the occasion, at which Thomas Pot. erection of an Unitarian Chapel at Ister, Esq. presided, and Mr. Andrew Hall LINGTON. The great increase of populaacted as vice-president.-On Sunday, the tion in that district, and the growth of 26th, there were also two services-one knowledge and inquiry amongst all ranks in the forenoon, and the other in the of men, afford, it is presumed, good evening. At the former, the Rev. Noah ground to hope that, under an able minis. Jones prayed, and the Rev. R. Wallace try, a respectable society would be speedily preached from Gal. i. 23. The preacher raised."--He adds, that communications defended the public life and teaching of will be thankfully received, addressed to the apostle Paul, and shewed it to be in A. B., 187, High Holborn. perfect consistency with that of his Master, and took occasion to refer to and refute some of the statements of Gamaliel

The Quarterly Meeting of Ministers Smith. At the latter, Mr. w. prayed, took place in the Unitarian Chapel, and the Rev. J. G. Robberds, of Man Mosley Street, Manchester, on Friday chester, preached from James ii

. 14; impressively introduced by Mr. R. B.

the 31st of December. The service was reconciling what is often urged as a contradiction between the writer of that Asplánd, a son of the Rev. R. Aspland, epistle and the apostle Paul, on the sub- of Hackney, and now a student in Man jects of faith and works; and taking Baker, of Boltón, preached from Acts

chester College, York. - The Rev. F. occasion to urge the necessity of the union of both. Collections were made xvii. 22, and inquired, at some length, after the services, and amounted in the into the strict meaning of the word transwhole to the sum of 1041. 88., which is lated in this passage and in Acts xxv. 19, the largest collection that has been made superstitions and superstition. After the on a similar occasion in this county: and Cheshire Unitarian Book and Tract

service, the business of the Lancashire It was stated from the pulpit, that the expense of the building, including the Society was transacted ; and in the afterwalls round the burial-ground, the stone

noon the Ministers and a few lay friends and iron work, gas apparatus, and legal dined together, and concluded the day in expenses, would amount to about 12801.;

a cheerful and agreeable manner. towards which there had been then sub- Manchester, Dec. 31, 1824. scribed about 8001., which, with the collection, will make 9001. ; so that there now remains a debt of near 4001. upon

The Annual Sermon for the relief of the building. In order to liquidate this, the Necessitous Widows and Children of it is the intemion of the Society to apply Protestant Dissentlng Ministers will be to the friends of Unitarian Christianity preached on Wednesday, the 6th of April for their support, and in that application next, at the Old Jewry Chapel, removed it is hoped that they will be successful;

to Jewin Street in Aldersgate Street, by for their having done so much at home the Rev. JosEPH FLETCHER, of Stepney. entitles them to encouragement. The Service to begin at 12 o'clock at noon Society has now to pay a yearly rent of precisely. 281. for the land forming the site of the building and the burial-ground; they THE Rev. C. P. VALENTINE has anhave also to support a regular minister, nounced his intention of resigning, at and to defray other incidental expenses ; Midsummer next, the pastoral charge of and this will be as much as they will be the congregation at Diss, in Norfolk. able to do in the infancy of their establishment. The writer believes that the case of the Salford Unitarian Meeting. The Rev. Jonn Len CHILD, pastor of house will not be found less deserving of the Congregational Church at Kensingtoni support from the friends of Unitarianism for 16 years, has accepted the call of the than any that has been heretofore sub church in Bridge Street, Bristol, formerly mitted to their liberality.

under the pastoral care of the Rev. Sa. F. B. muel Lorell.


have neglected ; and by God's providence, Joseph Lancaster in South America, and not their doings, I am placed in com

fort, honour and independence.WHATEVER may bave been the eccentricities of Joseph Lancaster, he must Ireland.-Until the meeting of Parliastill be regarded as the benefactor of his ment, which is to take place on the 3rd country and species, and the philanthro. of next month, things will remain as pist will be anxious to hear of his pro- they were in this country. The comceedings. He is now in that land of plexion of parties is upon the whole, promise, South America, and the follow. perhaps, better. A Grand Jury has ing is an extract of a letter of his, dated ignored the ill-advised bill against Mr. La Guaqru, May 26, 1824, which has O'Connell

. Some Orangenen have been been communicated to us by a friend to convicted of a riot, on the prosecution whom it principally relates :

of the Catholic Association; and a leni“Thy order for 25l. came most accept- ent spirit was shewn by the prosecutors ably to hand, my apparel needing a new and met by corresponding feelings on the stock, and my remittance from this coun- other side. This has displeased the bigots try having not arrived. We all admire the of both parties. Let the Law triumph timing of it as a most providential act, over passion, and political and religious and we feel affectionate regard and obli- animosities will presently subside. — We gation to you and other of my kind hear of 'no more Bible-battles. The frieuds in England, and especially to my

Catholic rent is coming in regularly; a true and steady friend * for só few driblets have been sent from England, noble a token of his distinguished regard and amongst these £10 from the Devon to one so distant from England, and for- County Club, at the bead of which is the got by many. Our passage to this place Duke of Bedford.—Though Mr. O'Confrom Philadelphia was with head winds, nell is at liberty, we have no tidings of and lasted thirty days; we bad again to the missionaries deputed by the Associacontemplate the wonders of the Lord in tion to treat us on this side of the water the deep, and to feel his hand was guid (and a treat it would be) with some of ing us along the pathless ocean. Our the best specimens of Irish Eloquence. vessel bore a new bayner--a bloodless For the first time, the English Catholics, flag, the standard of education-a shield who are uniting every where, have in with children with maps and globes ; on

their central meeting at London declared the other side, my old and honoured themselves in alliance with their Irish friend George III, standing on a sea-girt brethren, and have expressed unqualified rock, leaning his hand on a trident, with approbation of the character and conduct this mottom Columbia, to glory arise.' — of the Irish leader, O'Connell. At the Thus the standard of peace and know- meeting alluded to, which consisted of ledge has waved over the unstable and the Catholic nobility, gentry aud priest. changing ocean, and we were greeted to hood, the venerable Charles Butler took these shores with joyful welcome. On part in the proceedings. In thus forour landing, a deputation of the first men getting past ditferences with a view to in this country waited on me, to welcome further a common object, the Catholics us, my only son and only daughter, and set an example to the Protestant Dissento offer us the very same table and ac- ters, who, if they ever succeed in their commodations as are usually placed at

claims upon the legislature and the goverirthe disposal of the chief of the Executive ment, will do so only by community of of this Department when present.--Mules feeling and concentration of exertion. are just come down to carry our baggage, with a guide and a companion for us. The Royal Tapestries, made by order We have a inost noble house, well fur- of Pope Leo X. for our Henry VIII , from nished, which is prepared at the public the Cartoons of Raphael, and sold by expense. Aud while enjoying all this order of the Commonwealth, in 1650, from foreigners, I have thy' son's letter be. with the private property of Charles li, fore me, which proposes, on behalf of my have recently been recovered by Mr. professed friends, I should not return to Tupper, our Consul in Spain, from a England, or return on conditions : but palace of the Duke of Alva. There are this party have missed again the golden two subjects not included in the paintings and glorious opportunity of behaving no- at Hampton Court; namely, the Conbly, but they have no nobility in them, version of St. Paul, and Christ giving the or they would long ago have swept a Key to St. Peter. * Bense of their oppression from my heart, by an act of generosity, which would have Sir FRANCIS BURDETT, with his acqus. atoned, in a small degree, for my suffer- tomed munificence, has presented the ings. But now God has raised op stran. sum of One Thousand Pounds to the Lortgers to do for me and mine what they don Mechanics' Institution,


New University.

cal" Mr. may be able to settle with the In consequence of the overflow of “Evangelical” Dr.; but how will he anstudents at both our Universities, it is

swer to the public for taking (this word in contemplation to found a Third Uni- has several senses) a sermon of Archversity in the neighbourhood of York, bishop Tillotson's, and passing it off as his towards which the venerable and excel own, and receiving for it praises upon his lent Earl Fitzwilliam has promised to

talents, eloquence and piety, from the resubscribe Fifty Thousand Pounds !

viewers of his own party? The sagaThe following is a summary of the cious letter-writer, a faithful officer of Members of all the Colleges at Cambridge, justice, has found and proved the proin 1824 : Trinity, 1229.

St. John's, perty upon him. And yet we should not 2015., Queen's, 228. Emmanuel, 218. wonder if the said " Rev. John Angell Christ's, 210. Jesus, 204. Caius, 201. James" had been ere now heard to proSt. Peter's, 169. Clare Hall, 139. Trin.

pounce Archbishop Tillotson no gospelity Hall, 135. Corpus Christi, 130. preacher! Pembroke Hall, 125. Catherine Hall,

The other detected plagiary is “the 118. King's, 108. Sidney 101. Magda- Rev. Thomas T. Biddulph, a. M. Minislene, 95. Downing, 53. University

ter of St. James's, Bristol," who has been officers, 11-4489.- Comparative View long one of the most active and zealous -1748, 1500. 1813, 2805.

members of what is called the 'Evangeli4277.-Morn. Chron.

cal" party in the Church of England. A work of his lately published, under the

title of “ Divine Influence, or the OperaLITERARY.

tion of the Holy Spirit traced from the Orthodox Plagiaries Detected.

Creation of Man to the Consummation of

all Things,” has fallen under the notice Criticism is never more useful or com- of the last or LXIst No. of the Quarterly mendable than when it apprehends and Review. The reviewer makes some very brings to punishment the poachers in the just observations upon the author's docfield of letters. Two grave offenders of trines and criticisms, and then lays open this description have been lately caught, the source from which the reverend writer and the reader will naturally look for bas obtained his plan and argument, his some account of them in the magazines, names and, what is more striking, one at which are in this respect literary police least of his blundering calumnies. The reports. The religious periodicals are writer to whom the “ Evangelical" minisspecially bound to give this news from ter is indebted, is the late Dr. Vicesimus the justice-room of the republic of let. Koox, in his Christian Philosophy. In ters, as the culprits are divines, popular, vain, says the reviewer, has he sought for “Evangelical" divines, wearing the broad. some slight confession of obligation to Dr. est plylacteries of “orthodoxy."

Knox. According to his mode of thinkOne of these is “the Rev. John An- ing, there is something not quite right in GELL JAMES, minister of Carr's Lane this concealment, and he quotes the words Chapel, Birmingham.” This gentleman of Goldsmith, that “a trifling acknow. has been lately engaged in an attack upon ledgment would have made that lawful stage amusements, which undoubtedly he prize, which may now be considered as had a right to attack. But his mode of plunder.”—From Dr. Knox, Mr. Biddulph warfare has been complained of in his has taken passages from Paley, Tillotson own town, as not being quite agreeable to and Warburton, to shew that these emi. the rules of civilized hostilities. Nor is nent theologians were ignorant of the this all: a townsman has addressed a gospel. Paley and Tillotson are injured letter to him, forming a pamphlet of up by the original and the imitative accuser wards of 100 pages, entitled, (by a play only by being quoted loosely in detached upon one of his own titles,) “The Plagiary passages, which in Tillotson's huge vo• Warned,'” in which he convicts the reve- lumes it would be an endless task to rend gentleman of extensive depredations attempt to verify; but Warburton is upon the works of others: whole pages egregiously and foully misrepresented. of this serious monitor's are tracked by This able writer is charged with a notion the vigilant letter-writer to a book by Dr. which he expressly introduces for the Styles, once employed in a contest simi- purpose of confuting! The notion attri. lar to Mr. James's. That they may be buted to Warburton, to which his name followed up yet higher is not here pre- is affixed without more special reference, tended. In Mr. James's works, some of is this—“Socrates preaching moral vir. them sermons, the borrowed passages (we tue, and dying to bear witness to the might use another word) 'stand with- unity of the Godhead, was made to the out acknowledgment, without even those Grecian people wisdom and righteousness, slight indications of dependence, inverted not less than Jesus.” These are indeed commas. This account the “ Evangeli- Warburton's words, but in using them he is describing and refuting what he calls volumes. The average price of each : Paganized Christianity. (The passage is volume of about 500 pages, 158.; large in the 3rd chap. of the 3rd book of The paper, 258. A Bust or Frontispiece will Doctrine of Grace, in which book, says be given with each author. the reviewer, he has left this sentence on record: “The redemption of mankind by HEBREW MS.-The Biblical world is the death of Christ, and the sacrifice of at present occupied in the investigation of himself upon the cross, together with its of a Hebrew Roll of great antiquity, found consequent doctrine of justification by in a vessel captured by the Greeks, which faith alone, were the great gospel princi- roll has recently been brought to this counples on which Protestantism was founded try.' The enormous sum of 1250 pounds on the first general separation from is asked for this relic; half that amount the Church of Rome.") Was ever wri- is said to have been offered for it by an ter more sinned against? The sin is eminent Hebrew Capitalist. not originally Mr. Biddulph's, but he

Gent. Mag. makes it his own by repeating it, and stands at the same time convicted of the Mr. LAZARUS Cohen has in the press further offence of disingenuousness with

a New System of Astronomy, in six regard both to Knox and his own readers. parts : comprehending the Discovery of -The Quarterly Review has, we con. the Gravitating Power ; the Efficient ceive, done good service in this literary Cause which Actuates the Planetary Syslabour. It is always useful to unmask tem; the Causes of the Tides ; the Laws pretenders, and in both these cases, it that Govern the Winds, &c. &c. : the should be observed, the peccant books put whole accounted for on Mechanical Prinin extraordinary claims for spirituality ciples. One vol. demy 8vo. and sanctity of purpose. The Bristol minister not only writes upon “divine

The Rev. Dr. EVANS, of Islington, is influence,” by which he means a sancti. at length putting to press a Collection of fying power on the heart and life of the his Tracts, Sermons and Funeral Orabeliever, but it is also implied in his book tions ; including an Attempt to account that he himself is a happy example of for the Infidelity of Edward Gibbon, Esq.; “divine influence:" now what does this

a Letter to Dr. Hawker on General Repretension amount to, when in the very demption ; and Memorandums of the utterance of it the writer not only falls General Baptist Church at Barbican uninto gross and defamatory errors, but der the care of Dr. James Foster : with also does that which the majority of writers, aspiring to no more than a fair Obituaries and Miscellanies, which have

an Appendix, containing Biographies, character in the world, would deem in appeared in periodical publications. the highest degree dishonourable ?

Juvenile Periodical Literature.
In this day of printing and of making

Statistical Notice of certain Continental

Universities, in 1823. the press cheap, nothing scarcely surprises us; but we confess that we were The following estimate of the number scarcely prepared for an authentic state- of students will afford some idea of the ment that is now before us of periodical comparative reputation of the different publications for children. From this it Universities of Belgium, Germany, Norappears that there are no less than four way and Russia. teen of these published monthly. Four Belgium.-At Louvain there were in are sold at 4d. each; one at 3d; one at 1823, 309 students; at Gand, 297; Liege, 2d; and eight at ld. Twelve are in the 462 ; Leyden, 382; Utrecht, 312; Grohands of the parties calling themselves ningen, 277. “Evangelical." Mr. John Campbell, the Germany --At Gottingen, 1559; LeipAfrican Missionary Traveller, and droll sick, 1645 ; Tubingen, 795; Halle, 1119. Dissenting Minister, gives his name as Heidelberg, 660; Wartzbourg, 663; Bonn, Editor of one of the Penny works, which 528; Berlin, 1249; Freyburg, 556; and is gravely recommended in advertise- Greifswalde, 127. ments by several of the popular Calvinistic Norway.--At Christiana, 211. preachers. Some of these cheap maga- Russia.-At Moscow, 695 ; Dorpat, zines are illustrated with cuts.

and Charkow, 264.


Mr. Richard Priestley, classical book- Prussia—Berlin.-" I did not expect to seller, Holborn, has given notice of an have found the churches so well attended Uniform Edition, by subscription, of the even by the higher classes. In the CatheVariorum Greek Classics. The whole dral I heard the best sermon preached collection it is supposed will form 150 which I heard in Germany; yet the cler

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