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taken of my question. (p. 26, and standings he could only speak in 88.) But if I uniderstand him woros adapted !o the wisi imagine rightly, he thinks the bishop elect ations under which they laboured." did, formerly, use the words “Nolo This was all I coulo carry away, Episcopari," though they are but recollocung that in the toll we now disused. I have perused a late ing part of the nude thusa was a edition of the Pro. Dis. Catechisin, reference to the juroi Sophocles, and find the alteration to be as for an elucidatjun of ihe "ubject, S. P. states it. 6. The ancient Iconsuited that tragedy, formed eustom for the bishop elect tu say upon the story of the hero's frenzy Nolo Episcopari, it seems is now on his fajiure in the contention disused.” But Mr. Christian not with Ulysses bi tore the Grician only calls it a vulgar error, but chiefs for the arms of delilles. thinks it never was used in tbis Al l. 51, &c. is the spirib of country. “It is" (says he) “ a Minerva to l'lysses, describing her prevailing vulgar error, that every treatment of Ajar, who in antic bishop, before he accepts the paroxysm sought to destroy bis bishoprick which is offered him, rival and the rest of the Grecian affects a inaiden coyness, and an. chiefs. swers, nolo episcopari. The origin The passage
is thus rendered in of these words and this notion, I Potter's translation, 1 53. *c. have not been able to discover; I check'd him from the savage joy his but bishops certainly give no such heart refusal at present, and I am in. Conce.v’d, presenting to his eyes wild
forms clined to think they never did at
Of sick is agination on the herds any time in this country.” Black. I turn'd him, an the undivided spoils Com. Vol. i. p. 380. note. Ed. By herd-men watch'd; on these he 14th. Can this be ascertained? rush'd and spread
Wild slaughter, midst the horned droves
Fell by his hand, and now some other SIR,
chief April 4, 1812.
Each after each; his mind with frenzy Looking into the auction room
seiz'd, of Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby, I urg'd him on, and drove him into during the sale of Dr. Raine's li. toils brary, I was attracted to a copy Thus wretchedly entangled. When his of Farmer's Essay on the Demo- From this wild slaughter ceas'd, the niacs of the New Testament, in herds not slain which was a note in the hand. And all the flocks he seiz'd, in fetters writing of its late learned and li. bound, beral-minded possessor. It began
And drove them to his tent, deeming
theni men in these terms.
Not horned herds : there now with “ With regard to the language whicb Christ is described as mak. He makes his captives feel his frantic ing use of in addressing himself rage. to the demoniacs, it is clear that In another passage, Ajax is de in order to be understood by per. scribed as having fastened to a sons disordered in their under. pillar one animal whom he consis
many a lash
dered as his rival Ulysses, and it. My friend started at this as under that delusion gratified bis sertion, and pressed me for my vengeance by tri quent flagellation, authority: which having rather à
This copy of the Essay, for the treacherous memory, I could not sake of the noti, reached double at once produce. Now, perhaps, the usual price, and was purchased it would be useful to have this fact, by Mr: Heber, whom I have un- for so I still consider it, publicly derstood to be as libero in ac- recorded : and if any of your corcommodating scholars with the use respondents can state upon whal of bis literary treasures, as he is gruciuds, ibis anecdote, relative munificent in collecting them. to Dr. Watts, rests, he would ren.
OTIOSUS. der, I think, an important service
to the theological world ; at all Mr. Farmer and Dr. Watts. events he would have the thanks of,
SIR, Junuary 1st, 1812. Sir, Albuugh I do not consider
Your humble servant, that any proof of the fallacy of
CARLO. any doctrine can be fairly drawn from the circumstance that a Letters to a Student. celebrated character has given it Sir, April 4, 1812. up as untenable, when he has
The letters which accompany been near the close of life; yet as this were written with a particular sonie persons appear to consider view to a young gentleman, who this fact of importance, it may bad been the pupil of the author, not be amiss to pay it a littie at- above 20 years since. It you ihink tention. I am led to make this that they deserve attention and observation, from a Calvinistic offer important hints for the confriend having observed to me, the duct of one who is about to enter other day, thai Mr. Farmer, wh» on a course of academical studies, wrote on the subject of the Demo- for the Christian ministry, by give niacs, &c. bad changed his opini. ing them a place in your Reposious before his death-and the in. tory in succeeding numbers of it, ference intended, as I conceived, you will meet the wishes of one, was, that the former opinions of whose heart embraces other youth Mr. F. appeared to himself ulti. destined for the sacred character, mately to be unsound and unscrip- besides him, with regard to whom tural.--replied, that I did not they were originally drawn up, know what might have been the with affection and solicitude for case with respect to Mr. F. but their future appearance in life with that I had heard as a fact, that reputation and usefulness. Dr. Watts changed his sentiments
NEOPHILUS. relative to several important mat.
Letter 1. ters: and that he wished to have MY DEAR FRIEND, suppressed or altered some of his The connections of life, if they hymns, but that the copyright bave been cernented by mutual having been sold to a bookseller, affection, cannot be dissolved with. who found them too lucrative á out leaving in the mind a painful concern, to sufter them to be and sorrowful regret: I feel it at this altered, the Doctor could not do time, when you are just removed
from my care, and the relation of a spirit almost above the restraints masier and pupil must now cease of discipline and the checks of au. for ever.
'That relation has sub- thority. The period is dangerous, sisted too long, it has been tov en. when we are too old to be treated, dearing to leave me indifferent to as children and possess not wis. your iuiure cunduct ard happi. dom and weight of character to
and friendship for your be regarded as men; when ima. worthy parents joins with affecti. gining ourselves 100 old to be un. on to yourself, to awaken in my der a strict regimen, we are not breast every tender solicitude for old enough to hold and manage your welfare : and prompts my the reins of government ourselves. miud ta fellow you into a new Youth, in your situation, often sphore, engaging in new studies feel and conceive they ought to inand exposed to the impression of dulge an independence of which new scenes, with anxious and they were not before conscious; friendly thougbts.
and are apt to consider the pro. Called to lay aside the authori. vince of the tutor as limited to ly of a masier, though you will reading lectures and not as invested bear me witness it was always with the authority of a governor. tempered with gentleness, I beg They are apt to consider them. leave to address you as a friend, selves as their own masters, wheas a second parent. Your youth ther this jurisdiction extends to and inexperience, without im. their time or purse, their studies pescuing your wisdom and good or manners. dispositions, may be supposed not Your good sense, my young to rendir you above receiving friend, will easily discern, that hints,suited to your new situation. these circumstances are attended And inay I not flatter myself, that with hazard, and that when youth thưy will carry with them to your are removed from the injunctions hran'a force and energy not by and restraints which suit boyish their truth and importance merely, years, they require the friendly but from affection to the superin. hint and the affectionate admonitendant of your past years.
tion: and your uncorrupted, ingeYou now find yourself advanced nuous mind will admit ihe counsel forward in life, if not to the period which a longer acquaintance with of manhood, yet tv a period that, lise may have taught and which generally, entertains manly thoughts anxious affection dictates. and manly projects. Your friends There is one consideration of look upon you, you look upon vast moment; it is this : That yourself no longer as the boy, but much, that every thing dependeth as the young man. The transition on the manner in which you spend is too suddenly made from the youracademical years; on the degree school to the academy; from the of diligence, prudence and virtue, study of grammar to that of phi. which you practice, in that peri. losophy; and from the sports of od, and on the character which childhood to the pursuits of science. you then form. It is your secd. It has often, it may be apprehend. time, and the harvest will be in ed, an unhappy effect in producing proportion to the nature and quanconceit and vanity, and inspiring tity of the seed, which you sow.
Your conduct now will give the preservation of my native country complexion to your future life: from those heavy calamities and on the improvements you make distresses which to us short-sighted will your figure and usefulness in creatures have appeared impendthe world turn. It now lies with ing over it, (and wherewith at this you, whether you will answer or time our enemies threaten us) as al. disappoint the fond and laudable so to the reformation of manners, ambition of parents and friends, and the advancement of genuine who with kind solicitude wish you undissembled virtue, by means to appear wise and good. It now whereof ihy gracious favour may lies with you, whether your mind be regained and public peace and shall be enriched with knowledge, happiness procured, I may always your health be preserved by pure in that case be willing, and, when and virtuous manners, and your strengthened by thy divine assis. name be adorned with every amia- tance, able to surrendes, for those ble disposition; or whether you desirable ends, every blessing and become a prey to folly, vice, dis. comfort of life, and life itself, into ease and infamy. It now lies with thy most bountiful hands, from you, whether you shall become a whom I have received them all." blessing to the world or a nuisance M. Chron. Sat, March 28. to society. It is a most valuable period of time, which involves in Conversation on Catholic Emanit such consequences. Leaving
cipation. these thoughts with you, 'I would SIR, March 9, 1812. at present drop my pen.
Every real friend to religious li. &c. berty, and especially every Protes.
tant Dissenter, who is such upon A Prayer of the late Lord Stane principle, must ardently wish the hope's.
Catholics success, in their firm and Amongst the papers of the late persevering, but peaceable efforts, Dowager Countess Stanhope, a re- to obtain exemption from the civil markable manuscript, written in her restrictions and disqualifications, own band, was found, which con, under which they are placed for tains the following prayer to the being Roman Catholics,
Yet Almighty, composed by her hus, there are some men, who while band, the late Philip Earl Stan. they reprobate in the strongest hope.
terms every attempt to encroach "Copy of my dear Lord's prayer, on the liberty of their own party, from the Original in his own hand zealously contend that the Catholics writing.
ought not 10 be allowed to enjoy “O Almighty and Everlasting the same rights and liberties as God, the All-wise and All-righte. their Protestant neighbours. AN ous Ruler of mankind, vouchsafe instance of this kind I met with to grant the prayer of thine un. last summer, soon after Lord Sid. worthy Servant, that, if, in the mouth's unsuccessful attempt acourse of tbine inscrutable and gainst the Dissenters. Travelling adorable Providence, I can con. in a stage coach with two gentletribate, even by the sacrifice of my men, who, from their conversation life, or fortune, or character to the I found to be Calvinistic Dissent.
ers, one of them spoke in glowing obtain absolution on easier terms language of the deixat of the noble than the Catholic, who must part Lord's allempl against religious with his money to oblain it. If liberty, which was equally impoli. the Catholie ought not to be fully tic, unjustand unprovokeri. On this tolerated, ought such persons as subject we perfectly agreed ; but these to "njoy full toleration ?" I something being said about the found I had not missed the mark; Catholics, my fellow traveller !!- my opponent made no reply, but sisted that they ought not to enjoy evidently felt the stroke 1 aimed full toleration, and that to grant at his theological creed. it them would be dangerous to the I am, Sir, state. Of course I enquired on
Yours, &c. what grounds he could support
AN OLD CORRESPONDENT. such an assertion. He repeated the old tale of the power of the pope and his agents to free the Reasons for Catholic Emanci. members of ibeir church from the
pation. obligation of any oatia ; that con.
March 9, 1812. sequently Roman Catholics could 1. Justice demands it. The not be safely trusted, for no oaths Roniae Catholic is a man, formcould bind them. From this ed like other mell, and for the ground I fairly drove him by a same poble purposes; consequently reference to facts and the avowed be is enuilled to the same natural opinion of the most respectable rights and liberlies as other men. Roman Catholic Universities. He 'To judye tor hinsels, and acı ac. then insisted that all I had alleged cording to his own judgment, in was of no avail; for so long as all religious matiers, is a natural and their prests were supposed to have inalienable right of man, and must. the power of absolving them from belong to the Catholic as murni as their sins they might commit any to the Protestant; but if so, the crime with impunity and ought exercise of this right ought to subo not to be trusted. I asked, " can ject the former lo no civil disquathe Catholic obtain pardon of the lification any more than the latter: priest without paying for it?" He and a regard to justice should sti. answered, “ He cannor." I re. inulate us to promote its impartial joined, " Then, Sır, there are exercise towards alt men. other professors of Christianty 2. It is a moral duty. It more dangerous to sociely iban is an essential and fundamental the Catholics, taking the matter part of moral duty to do to others up on your own ground; I mean in all things as we would they those who maintain that whatever should do to us; but if British crimes they commit they have only Protestants lived in a Catholic to confess them, and to believe country, they would wish to enthat another person was punished joy there all their civil rights and in their stead, and by his righte. liberties, therefore it is their duty ousness they are made perfectly to promote the extension of those righteous, and are perfectly safe ; rights and liberties to the cathoGod will behold no unrighte. lics, who live under the British ousness in them. These persons Protestant government: to oppose