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it, Why bast thou made me thus :” full and glorious and happy ac. Let it once be allowed (as seems complishment, for a solution of most consistent with reason, and all the difficulties at present at. with scripture well interpreted), tending it? At the same time, as that a Being of infinite power and no one can certainly know what wisdom and benevolence, cannot are the divine purposes respecting reasonably be supposed to have himself, till the event shall have brought into existence countless manifested them; will it not be millions of creatures, with the de. the part of wisdom, to attend to sign that they should be vicious the declared will of God, by seriand miserable for ever, but rather ous meditation, to give a prepon. with a determination of forming derating influence to those great them all to rectitude and goodness, motives which recommend a piand of making them all finally ous and virtuous conduct, and ferand everlastingly happy :--and vently to pray unto him, who then, we may feel ourselves on knoweth the human frame, that he firm ground, when adding, -Hath would impress these motives on the he not a right, to observe a variety mind, with a power which shall in his moral as well as his pro- cause them to overbalance every vidential dealings with them and other influence ? to conduct some or very many

To the attentive consideration of them to their final happiness, of your correspondent and of all by methods, which at present seem who feel themselves pressed with indirect and intricate? Do we not doubts like his, I submit these evidently perceive, that the crimes observations; and am, Sir, of the wicked may, in many in Yours sincerely, stances, be the means of displaying,

J. T. E. yea, of improving and perfecting the excellencies of the good ? and that they themselves may, in the An old Daventry Pupil on Mr.

Belsham's Letter. end, be more thoroughly attached to rectitude of conduct, by the Sir,

Dec. 10. experience they have had of a na I do not feel myself disposed to cessary connection between vice occupy many lines in your Reposi. and misery, than they would other. tory, by replying to Mr. Belsham's wise have been? If then the plan sarcastic remarks on my letter. The of moral government, which God subject, I allow, is of no great is actually pursuing, is even at importance; yet, if the facts which present attended with important Mr. B. introduced were worthy of advantages, which could not other. a place in his Memoirs, it appearwise have been secured ; and if ed to ine desirable that they should there is reason to believe that all be correctly stated. Whether the evils which now make a part of Mr. B. has proved my statement it, are to be finally brought to an to be incorrect, I leave any imend, and made to issue in a degree partial reader to judge, who will of happiness which could not other- think it worth his while to review wise have been produced; ought my former letter. I have only to we not to acquiesce in it, and pa. add, that several persons, who tiently to wait the period of its read the Repository, are of opinion

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756 Arithmetical Prodigy; from the Philosophical Transactions.
that Mr. B. would huve done well 18, and 52. 16, must pay re-
if he had written only the first spectively, -and he told me exo
paragraph in his letter. 59 I think, actly 10 so many stivers and
who am, respectfully yours,
AN OLD DAVENTRY PUPIL.

66 I asked him how he came by

that knowledge; he said by sellArithmetical Prodigy; from the ing sea-snails and muscles, for

Philosuphical Transactions. which he received nothing but [Vol. xxii. No. 272. p. 893.)

doits, but never could tell how Sir, Nov. 3011, 1812.

much money they amounted to,

till he asked bis father bow many I observed in

your

number for September last, (p. 550) an inter. doits made a guilder, and being esting account of that American 160, then he reckoned how many prodigy, Zerah Colburn, of whose

in 10 and 100 g, and so from one wonderful arithmetical powers I thing to another.

“He has a table of multiplication have been a frequent witness. А friend has since communicated to

in his head, of balf-a-yard long me an account, of a sinılar kind, base and he answered me as rea

or more, I tried him by a table I extracted from the Philosophical Trabsactions, which, from its ex.

dily as you can, upon the ordinary traordinary nature,must be thought

table of multiplication; and be worthy of a place in the same

divides almost wich as much ease volume. Nothing can be farther

as he multiplies, and reduces things from my intention, than to make

to the least denomination in frac.

tions. He wanders from luwn to disparaging comparison between the powers of a boy of eight years

town, to see who has any thing and one of seventeen.

to cypher, and so gets some money,

but he would fain learn to read An Account of a person who and write. This I mention because

could neither Read nor Write, it is so prodigious; I have a great yet could reckon Sums to great mind, could I be assured of his fi. exactness. Communicated by delity, to take him into my house, Mr. Locke, dated Rotterdam, and teach him to read, write and Mareh 25, 1701.

cypher." “ Yesterday I had here a young

To the extract the following lad of seventeen years old, that note is subjoined:can neither read nor write, yet by “ It does not appear that this his head will reckon any of the was the great Locke, as, accord. most difficult soms you can give ing to the accoonts of his life, Mr. him, even to the utmost fractions. Locke never was in Holland after I gave him an average to make of the revolution in 1689, and be. a ship run ashore: to save’ship and sides, the style and writing of this goods, were worth 13679, 14; paper seem not like Locke's." the charges on the salvage 2931,

Among Locke's Familiar Let. 16; I asked him how much that ters, the last to Limborch, is from was per cent? he told me, after Rotterdam, dated 16th Feb. 1689. a little talking to himself, that it The next, to the same correswas 21 guild. 9 st. and a small pondent, is from London, 12th of fraction. I asked him what 4943.3, March, the same year.

We find 9848. 4, 2244. 7, 544. 19, 351, him, afterwards, residing at Oates,

in Essex, the seat of Lady Mash Search the Scriptures. am, till the time of his death,

Five Guineas Reward. and what is remarkable, in this

Five golden guineas will be giv. year, 1701, dating some of his lelters from that place. This suffic en in the following prizes.ciently proves that the author of To the boy who first points out the above extract must have been the chapter and verse in the Bible, another person of the same name.

wherein is found the phrase IGNOTA.

God the Son :

see the Catechism:Dissenters' Estate at Kirkstead.

Two Guineas. Sir, Nov. 17, 1812. To the boy who first produces I understand that an attempt the chapter and verse in the Bible, which has been made, to get the wherein is found the phrase estate at Kirkstead, out of the God the Holy Ghost : hands of the Dissenters, was frus- see the Catechism :trated at the last Lincoln Assizes.

Two Guineas. I think the facts relating to this business should be put upon record the chapter and verse wherein is

To the boy who first produces in the Repository, as they must found the word be interesting to the Dissenters in

Trinity, general, and they would derive an or the phrase additional interest, from the cir. Holy blessed and glorious Trinity: cumstance of Dr. John 'Taylor see the Liturgy :having been the minister of the

One Guinéa. place previous to bis removal to Norwich, I believe that Mr. N. B. The parents of the chil. Meadows Taylor, a grandson of dren are permitted to assist them in the Doctor's was present at the the search. trial; perhaps he would furnish what particulars come within his Illustrations of Scripture. knowledge, which would much

(From an Interleaved Bible.)
oblige
Your humble servant,

Daniel viii. 3.
A NON CON.

[The following paragraph should have

followed that under the same title, in

p. 701.) School Premiums.

The people of Bijore had likeSIR,

wise a higli idea of Alexander's exIn one of the National Schools tensive authority, and they too de. not far from London, the following nominated him the Two Horned, premiums were offered to the agreeably to the striking emblem children. 1 copy them from the of power, in all the Eastern lanpaper which was stuck up in the guages. Ayeen Akbery, xi. 194. school, and as several clergymen Many instances of this emblem are members of the Committee, being used, will occur to every it may be hoped that they will be person accustomed to read the circulated, but still, I wish them sacred scriptures. -- Robertson's to have a place in your Repository, Hist. Disq. concerning India. 8vo. and remain,

Notes and Illustrations. Note 8. AN ENQUIRER. p. 348-350.

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TOLERATION ACT.

Resolutions of the Deputies, Aug. an important amelioration of their 11, 1812.

condition and as an advance to. At a General Meeting of the wards the repeal of all penal laws Deputies appointed for the Pro. wbich infringe on Religious Frec. tection of the Civil Rights of the dum. Three Denominations of Protestant That the thanks of this Deputa. Dissenters, held at the King's tion be presented to the Right Head Tavern, in the Poultry, Honourable the Eail of Liverpool, London, the 11th of Angust, First Lord of the Treasury, for 1812.

the politeness and attention which EBENEZER MAITLAND, Esq. their Commitee experienced in in the Chair.

the communications with which The following Resolutions were he honoured them, for the kindunanimously agreed to, viz. ness and conciliation which he

“ That it is the natural right of manifested in all the intercourse all men to worship God agreeably that took place, and for the effecto the dictates of their own con. tual support which he gave to the sciences,”

said act. “ That all human laws, which That the thanks of this Deputa. restrict them in the exercise of tion be presented to the Right this right, are unjust in their Honourable Lord Castlereagh, the principle, and in their tendency Right Honourable Nicolas Vanand operation highly injurious to sittart, and the other Members of the best interests of religion.”

Administration, for the support “That we regard, with deep which they gave to the said act. Concern, the existence of several That the thanks of this Deputa. laws of this decription,” but trust tion be presented to the Most that the time is not distant when Noble the Marquis of Lansdown, laws so repugnant to the spirit of the Right Honourable Earl Grey, Christianity and so hostile to the the Right Honourable Lord Holwelfare of society, will be com. land, and the Right Honourable pletely abrogated, and Tolera- Lord Erskine, for the essential tion be superseded by Religious services which they have rendered Liberty.

on this and on every occasion to That we receive the act which the cause of Religious Liberty. has lately passed, intituled, “ An That the thanks of this DepuAct to repcal certain Acts and tation be given to Samuel White amend other Acts relating to Reli- bread, Esq. M. P. for the able gious Worship and Assemblies and support which he gave to the said Persons preaching or teaching act, and particularly for the therein," with feelings of plea- promptness and real with which sure and gratitude, as an instance he scood forward, unsolicited, to of increasing liberality in the le. relieve the Protestant Dissenters, gislature, and of just confidence when the security, which they had in the Protestant Dissenters, as long enjoyed under former acts of

Toleration, was endangered by That the thanks of this Depunovel and injurious constructions. tation be given to Ebenezer Mait.

That our Chairman, William land, Esq. the Chairman of this Smith, Esq. M. P. by the ardent day, for his attendance. zeal for and indefatigable attention to the interest of Religious Liberty which he has manifested in the Circular from the Protestant So. various communications which

ciety to Protestant Dissenting

Ministers. have taken place with his Majes. ty's Ministers relative to the repeal London, July 30, 1812. of the Five Mile and Conventicle DEAR SIR, Acts, and the amendment of the We again execute the directions Toleration Laws; by his able of the Committee of “The Pro. support in parliament of the act testant Society for the Protection which has lately passed, and by of Religious Liberty,” and address bis unremitting attention to the you with sincere delight. affairs of this Deputation, has en

The same good Providence, titled himself to the warmest gra, which before enabled us to invite titude of the Protestant Dissenters. your heartfelt praise to a gracious

That the thanks of this Depu. God for the success with which lation are peculiarly due to our he rewarded our resistance to Deputy Chairman, John Gurney, measures calculated to diminish Esq. for the great services which the limited toleration which we he has rendered to the cause of enjoyed, has again produced ef. Religious Liberty in the late pro- fects which must renovate our graceedings, and for his constant and titude, and at which every friend zealous attention to the important to the progress of piety, to reliobjects of this Deputation. gious freedom, and to the welfare

That the thanks of this Depu. of posterity, must rejoice. tation be given to our Treasurer, That you may perfectly partake Joseph Gutteridge, Esq. and the the satisfaction which we feel, we other members of the Sub.Com. must recal to your recollection the mittee, for the great attention they laws which existed inconsistent have bestowed on the important with religious liberty, and there. subject of their late deliberations fore incompatible with the honour and proceedings.

and happiness of mankind. We That the thanks of this Deputa. will not indeed detail the history lion be given to the Committee, of the Dissenters-the Test and for its valuable services in the late Corporation Acts or the Penal proceedings.

Laws which, from the Reformation That the Secretary do commu. to the Revolution, during the nicate the Resolutions of this reigns of the successive monarchs Meeting to the respective parties. from Elizabeth to James II. were

That the above Resolutions be enacted to prevent nonconformity, printed in such public papers and and to piinish those who were monthly journals as the Committee compelled by their consciences to may think proper.

dissent. But we must remind ÉBENEZER MAITLAND, Chair- you, that, as to the dissenting man,

laity, by the Statutes 1 Eliz. c. 2.

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