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A tyrant or a slave ;-the one to those,
Wilt, with the rest, then perish or be free !
HYMN FOR EASTER."
And short the dominion of death and the grave;
Resplendent in glory, to live and to save.
If tears were our birth-right, and death were our end;
And bade us, immortal, to heaven ascend-
• The above is extracted from the Christian Disciple, No. 1. Vol. I. p. 38. Some of the readers of the Monthly Repository may be acquainted with an animated air and chorus in the collection of “ Sacred Melodies," (of which Moore and Sir J. Stevenson are Editors,) adapted to a triumphant song on the overthrow of the Egyptians :
“ Sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea,
Jehovah hath triumphed, his people are free.” The above lines, to the same tune, are more suitable to Christian worship, and particularly adapted to Easter Day.
The mortal remains of
Her expressive name,
Of clouded minds and gloomy birth,
Who rests in this unhallowed earth!
She glowed with mental energy ;
From stain or imputation free.
Her heart was kindled to rejoice
As conscious of his cheering voice.
Repose, where'er that spot is found,
Be sure thou tread’st on holy ground.
ed in English, and the Rev. Mr. Jones,
of Denbigh, in Welsh, from Psa. cxxxix. Presbyterian Academy, Carmarthen,
7-9, and Ezek. svi. 19, 20. This mornThe Triennial Visitation of this Aca. ing, the Triennial Examination of the demy was held in the begioning of July. Students took place before the Rev. Dr. The Visitors appointed by the Presbyte- Rees, the Rev. Mr. Aspland, &c. &c. &c. rian Board were the Rev. Dr. Rees (the (which is to continue this day and toSecretary), the Rev. R. Aspland, and morrow), and we have reason to expect James Esdaile, Esq. (the Treasurer). The that, from the strict attention paid by following Report is from the Carmarthen the Students of the College to their stuJournal of Friday, July 4 :
dies, the Deputation from the Board will “ On Wednesday and Thursday, the be highly gratified with the great imAnnual Meetiug connected with the Pres. provement they have made since their byterian College in this town, was held last visit." at Lammas-Street Chapel, on Wednesday At the close of the Examination on evening. The Meeting commenced by Saturday, both Dr. Rees and Mr. Aspland singing and prayer, by the Rev. W. H. addressed the Students at some length, Lewis, of Glastonbury, and the Rev. Mr. expressing, upon the whole, much satisBulmer, of Haverfordwest, and the Rev. faction in the progress of their studies. Mr. Williams, of Llanwrtyd, preached There are twelve Students upon the i from 1 Kings xix. 19-21, and i Cor. ii. Foundation. The Tutors are the Rev. 2; the former in English, and the latter Mr. Peter, and the Rev. D. Jopes. On in Welsh. On Thursday morning, at 7, the following Sunday, Dr. Rees preached the Rev. Mr. Davies, Cardigan, prayed; for Mr. Peter in the morning, (Mr. Aspand the Rev. Messrs. Griffiths, Alltwen, land conducting the devotional service,) and James, of Cardiff, preached from and in the evening Mr. Aspland preached Luke x. 2, and Psalm cxix. 114 ; both at the Unitariau Chapel for Mr. Evans. in Welsh. At ten o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Davis, of Evesham, prayed ; and the Rev. Quarterly Meeting of Presbyterian A. Rees, LL.D., [D. D.] from London, and the Rev, Mr. Jones, of Llannwchllyn,
Ministers. preached from John xv. 17, and Psalm On the 23rd of July a Quarterly Meet cxvi. 12–14; the former in English, and ing of Ministers of the Presbyterian dethe latter in Welsh. At three o'clock, nomination was holden at Llwyn-rhyd'se Rev. Mr. Aspland, of London, preach- owev, Cardiganshire. On the afternoon
of the preceding day, the Rev. Thomas next Quarterly Meeting of the Unitarian Griffiths, of Cribin, conducted the devo- Ministers is to be held at Blaengwrach, tional part of the service ; the Rev. Glamorganshire, the Rev. John Daries, Evan Lewis, of Kilgwyn,
preached from of Capel-y-Groes, to preach. Heb, xii. l; and the Rev. Timothy Davis, of Evesham, from Phil. iii. 8, 9. On the 23rd, the service commenced at 10 o'clock
Unitarian Chapel, Edinburgh. in the morning. The Rev. E. Lewis This building is nearly coinpleted. It prayed ; and the Rev. John Jeremy, of is to be opened on Sunday, Sept. 14. Caeronen, preached from John vii. 46; The Rev. W. J. Fox, of London, is to the Rev. David Jones, Tutor of the preach on the occasion, morning and Carmarthen College, from Matt. xii. 50; evening. and the Rev. Timothy Davis, of Evesham, from 1 Tim. vi. 12. The meeting. Unitarian Congregation, Ilminster, house was crowded, and some hundreds
Somerset. were out of doors, so that the preachers were obliged to stand on one of the win- We are requested to state that this dow seats, in order to be heard by those congregation will be vacant after the 28th within and without. As a proof of the
of September, by the resignation of the Welsh desire to hear sermous, it may be Rev. T. Bowen. observed, that the three preachers were heard with great attention, and though
LITERARY. very heavy showers of rain fell during the service, those that were without stood Mr. FRANCIS Knowles, of Park Lane, their ground unmoved. A little after Ashton, near Wigan, proposes to publish one o'clock the services were over, and by subscription, in Numbers, (probably those who came from a distance partook, 16, to form an 8vo. volume,) once a fortin the meeting-house, of some refresh- night, price 6d., The Test of Truth; or, ment provided for them by the congre. the United Evidence of the Sacred Scripgation; and the ministers, fourteen in tures respecting the True Object of Renumber, dined at the inn adjoining. In ligious Worship, and the Condition of less than an hour they met again in the Acceptance ; in the Language of the ineeting-house to hold an open confer. Scriptures; including the Evidence of the ence. The question discussed was “the Scriptures on the Person, &c. of Jesus Origin, Design and Abolitiou of Sacri- Christ. fices.” The meeting was crowded till five o'clock in the evening, when the con. The continuation of Mr. Booth's Anaference closed by a prayer from the Rev. lytical Dictionary of the English Language D. Davis, who had been nearly fifty years is now in the press, and the several parts minister of the congregation, and all de- will be published, successively, at short parted seemingly highly gratified with intervals. The printing of the Second what they had seen and heard.
Part was necessarily delayed for the purAugust 12, 1823.
pose of calculating, with some degree of probability, the number of copies that
would be required. Unitarian Society in South Wales.
The Berwick New and Improved GeThe Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Society in South Wales was held at Capel. graphical Dictionary, containing a De
neral Gazetteer, or Compendious Geoy-groes, Cardiganshire, on the 26th of scription of the various Countries, Kinga last June, at which the Rev. J. James, of doms, States, Cities, Towns, &c. &c., of Gelli-Onnen, preached. The Rev. Johu the known World, brought down to the Jones, of Bridgend, and the Rev. Thomas Davies, of Coed-y-Cymmar, preached on
present period, accompanied with twenty the preceding afternoon at Ystrad, a
six elegant maps, froin the latest authoplace connected with Capel-y-Groes. On is just published, price 21. 28. or in 16.
rities, in three handsome volumes, 8vo. the 26th, after service at Capel-y-Groes, parts, price 28. 6d. each. the question, “ Whether Christ's Judging the World be a proof of his proper Deity,” was discussed, and after that the
MISCELLANEOUS. business of the Society was transacted. Its next meeting was appointed to be held
Presbyterian Synod of Munster. at Aberdâr, Glamorganshire, and the Rev. On Wednesday, the 2d instant, the John Thomas, of Pant-y-defaid, Cardi- Synod of Munster held its Aunual Meetganshire, to preach on the occasion. The ing at Bandon. - The business of the day
was preceded by, divine service, which The “ National" (as it is strangely was introduced by the Rev. Joseph Hut- called) “ Society for Education" hare ton, one of the ministers of Eustace obtained the King's Letter to the ArchStreet, Dublin, and a sermon suitable to bishop of Canterbury, authorizing a col. the occasion, was preached by the Rev. lection throughout England and Wales James Armstrong, one of the ministers in behalf of their funds. The letter has of Strand Street, Dublin, from these been read in the churches, and application words :-" I exhort you that you should made in consequence from house to house earnestly contend for the faith which was throughout the parishes. The measure once delivered unto the saints." Jude 3. is too sectarian to be fully successful. After which, the Rev. William J. Hort, What Dissenter can consistently contri. of Cork, was elected Moderator for the bute to a system of education which, ensuing year, and the ministers and elders though falsely called National, excludes proceeded to give a detailed account of the children of Dissenters, a very large the state of their respective congrega. part of the population? On a note being tions.
sent by the churchwardens to the present The Synod, together with a number of writer, he returned his compliments with the members of the Cork and Bandon an answer, that he subscribed only to congregation, dined together at Williams's " Schools for all.” Inn. In the course of the evening much social enjoyment, mingled with enlarged The injudicious prosecution of Mr, Christian feeling and liberality of senti- John Ambrose IVilliams, editor of the ment was evinced.
Durham Chronicle, for an alleged libel The following were among the toasts on the Durham clergy, has at last been given from the chair :
adjourned sine die.—Monthly Mag, " The King."
“ The Duke of York and the Royal Evidence of an Unbeliever rejected. Family.”
On a late occasion, when an information " “ The Lord Lieutenant and prosperity was laid before the magistrates at Bow to Ireland.”
Street against a bookseller for literary “ The Presbyterian Church of Ire- piracy, Wm. Dugdale, formerly known land."
as the “ Radical Quaker," appeared as a « Our Brethren of the Established witness in support of the information, Church."
when the following examination took “ Our Fellow-Christians of every De place : nomination."
“ Mr. Cooper (the Counsel for the “ May all our fellow-subjects, how Defendant) begged to put a few questions much soever they may differ in their sen- to this witness, previous to his being timents and modes of worship, find at sworn; and he did so as follows:-AS length, ' How good and pleasant a thing you are about to be sworn on the holy it is to dwell together in unity and Evangelists, I wish to ask whether you love.'"
believe in them?-Witness hesitated, and “ Religious zeal, without sectarian bi- at last said, he did not think it a fair gotry.”
question. The Magistrate decided that “ The Archbishop of Cashel. May it was a very proper one; and the wit. his truly Christian principles be univer- ness said, if it was put again, he would sally adopted.”.
endeavour to answer it.-Mr. COOPER. “ Civil Liberty without popular licen- Do you believe in the revelation promul. tiousness."
gated in the Evangelists --Certainly not “ The 12th of August; the birth-day-altogether.--Mr. Cooper. Do you beof our beloved and patriotic Sovereign; lieve, by your having kissed that book, the day also memorable for his arrival you incur a greater punishment for speak: among his people of Ireland.”
ing falsely, than you otherwise would “Civil and Religious Liberty, declared have done Witness. I should have no by His Majesty to be the birth-right of fear of any punishment but such as the his people."
law provides for perjury. My kissing The next meeting was appointed to be that book would not influence me in held in Dublin, the first Wednesday in either way, as to whether I should speak July, 1824.
truly or falsely ; but I will speak the [Cork Southern Reporter.] truth for my character's sake. -Mr.
COOPER submitted that the evidence of * See his Grace's reply to the address this witness could ot be received after of the Presbyterians of Cork. [Mon. the declaration he had made; and the Repos. XVIII. 228.]
Magistrate coinciding, Mr. CLARKE (At. torpey for the Prosecution) said he did not wish to press the evidence of a wit- Dissenters altogether, when, in fact, he uess who professed such tenets. He only expressed his disapprobation of that would call another, He fully proved sect to which an Honourable Member the publishing by other respectable wit- belonged (Mr. Butterworth). His ac. nesses."
quaintance lying very much among Dis
senters, many of whom he knew to be Society for Relief of Evangelical should have belied his own experience if
most intelligent and virtuous men, he Dissenting Ministers.
he had said so. He was of opinion, that A SOCIETY has been lately formed in general censures were always wrong, and London under the above title. It may as his feelings had been more excited on be wanted, and will no doubt do good. the occasion to which he alluded, by the It is lamentable, however, that charity intolerance displayed by that sect of should be connected with subscription to which alone he spoke, he took the opporarticles of faith. The persons to be re- tunity of this cooler moment to explain lieved by this society must be such as what he had said. Having done so, he “ maintain the sentiments of the Assem- would add, he regretted that any person bly's Catechism, both as to faith and should have presumed to arraigo his conpractice,” and must produce a cerlifcate duct, and to have designated him as the of their religious principles ! Baptists are advocate of a person whose opinions he as much excluded from this “ Evangeli. was so far from advocating, that if that cal" Society as Unitarians. Even a Bur. person had listened to his advice, he terian cannot derive benefit from it with would long ago have abstained from pubout some subterfuge. The idea of solishing them. He was well convinced sectarian an institution was probably sug, that to attack prejudices in the way Mr. gested by the two or three individuals Carlile had attacked what he considered who objected, at the formation of the prejudices, was the best means of diffusing Aged and Infirm_Ministers' Society, to and strengthening them. He did hope the union of the Three Dissenting Deno. that in future no person would take the minations, inasmuch as it would imply liberty of endeavouring to represent him that all three were equally Christian ! as the advocate of such opinions. The
petition to which he now called the at
tention of the House was signed by 2,047 Portuguese Superstition. persons, members of Christian congrega“ JUNE 24th. The 22d was a day of tions, of whom 98 were ministers. Among real triumph, on which their Majesties the latter were names which the House and Royal Highnesses went in solemn would agree were entitled to considerable procession to the Church of Santa Maria respect, such as those of Dr. Evans, Dr. Maior to return thanks to the King of Jones, Dr. T. Rees, Dr. Barclay, Mr. kings, and the Queen of Heaven," &c. Roscoe and others. A more sensible (Morning Chronicle.) Upon this á cor- petition, and one more consistent with respondent observes, « The Protestant
the spirit of Christianity, had, perhaps, smiles or frowns, as well he may, at see
never been presented to the House. He ing the wife of a Jewish carpenter wor
could not conceive that any sincere beshiped pari passu with God, as the Mo. liever in the doctrines of the Christian ther (in Protestant Trinitarian language) religion could doubt that any thing which of Him, who is the Supreme Being. • tended to stamp the character of perse • the mote in a brother's eye'! Quo
cution upon that religion was more calfonte ?"
culated to bring it into contempt than all the scoffs and the arguments of its worst
enemies. · He proposed to follow up the PARLIAMENTARY.
reading of the petition with a motion Christians' Petition against the Pro- which he should submit from a sense of
duty, and which, if adopted by the House, secution of Unbelievers.
as he anxiously hoped it would be, would (See the Petition at length, pp. 362- tend to check the mischief which had 364.).
been caused by recent proceedings. HOUSE OF COMMONS.
On the motion that the petition be
printed, JULY 1.
Mr. BUTTERWORTH asked by how many Mr. Hume rose for the purpose of pre- ministers of the Church of England this senting a petition which he considered of petition was signed, and of what class of great importance. Before he did so, he Dissenters the other petitioners consisted. begged to correct an error which had Mr. Hume replied, that it was signed got abroad respecting what he had said by Dissenters of all classes, and the last night. He had been made to say in names of the ministers were in a separate one publication, that he disapproved of column.