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With which expression, he fell ER, WHO DIED. Nr. 2, 16uo, Aged 47.

into a dangerous slumber; danger.

ous as to his recovery, yet he re"The chamber where the good man meets his fate,

covered, but it was only to speak is privileg'd beyond the common walk these few words : " Good doctor, Of virtuo is litt, quite in the verge or heaven.

God hath beard my daily petitions; Fly yeprofane! it'st, draw near v thawe,

for I am at peace with all men ;
K-ceive the blusing, and sore the chince
That threw in this Bethesda your disease; and he is at peace with me ; and
If unrestur'd by this, despair your cure." from which blessed assurance, I

His physician, Dr. Saravia, per- world can neither give nor take

feel that inward joy, wbich the ceiving that he was in deep con- away from me.” More he wouid templation, and not inclined to con

have spoken, but his spirits failed verse, asked him, what where liis him, and after a short conflict bepresent thoughts? Mr. H. replied, twixt nature and death, a quiet á that he was meditating on the sigh put a period to his last breath, number and nature of angels,* ard and so he fell asleep. their blessed obedience and order, The following is his Epitaph, writwithout which, peace could not be in heaven! and Oh! that it miglit

ten by Sir William Cowper, who

erected a monument to his memobe so on earth !” After which he said, “ I have lived to see this

ry, in Borne Church, and ac

knowledges Mr. Hooker to have world is made up of perturbations, and I have been long preparing Though nothing can be spoke worthy his faine,

been his spiritual father. to leave it, and gathering comfort 0: the remembrance of that precious name, for the dreadful hour of making Judicious Hooker, though this cost be spent, my account with God, which I now

On him that hath a lasting monument

In his own books ; yet ought we to express, apprehend to be near. And though if not his worth, yıt our respectfulness. I have, by his grace loved him in Church ceremonies le inaint in'd, then why my youth, and feared him in mine Without all cereniony, should he die?

Was it because his life and death should be, age, and laboured to have a con

Both equal patterns of humility? science void of offence to him, Or that perhaps this only glorious one and to all men ; yet if thon, O Was above all, to ask why had h: none ? Lord, be extreme to mark what I Yet he that lay so long obscurely low, have done amiss, who can abide

Doth now preferr'd to greater honours go.

Ambitious men, learn'd hence to be more wise; it? And therefore where I have

Humility is the true way to rise ; failed, Lord, shew mercy unto me, And God in me this lesson vil inspire, for I plead not my righteousness,

To bid this humble man- Friend, sit up highbut the forgiveness of my unright

A faithful abridgment of the tousness, for his merits, who died to purchase a pardon for penitent books of Ecclesiastical polity, and

works of Mr. Hooker, in eight sinners. And since I owe thee a death, Lord, let it not be terrible, account of his life ; by a divine of

of all his other treatises, with an and then take thine own time, I the church of England, was pubsubmit to it : let not mine, ()

lished in London, 1705. Lord, but let thy will be done !"

Walion's Lives.


• " The subject which engaged Mr. Mrok. er's dgiig ihoughts, ought consa tly to engine

FRAGMENTS. our liones ; since the primet", cemosed anu divered to his disciples, by our Lord

At Newcastle upon Tyne, there an! Savimur, th: ob-dience of the sunnels is pro is a coal pit, which is an hundred posed as a pattern to be imitate! by us, ts the Cry, ata which we should diligently writ, and thirty fathoms (780 feet) in * Ty will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

Bp. Horn's Sara.ns. perpendicular depth, and which is Vol. I. No. 3.


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worked, at that depth, five miles

IGNORANCE. horizontally, quite acrofs, beneath It has been allerted, that “ lgthe Tyne, and under the oppolite norance is the mother of devocounty of Durham.

tion.” It is no such thing. In Durham the coal is so near is the mother of iuperstition, of to the furface of the earth, that bigotry, of fanaticism, of difaffecwheeis of the carriages lay it open tion, of cruelty, and of rebellion. to the day, in fuch a quantity, as These are its legitimate children. to be fufficient for the use of the It bas never yet produced any neighbourhood, and to become a other; and never will to the end of valuable branch of income. the world. And we may lay this

At Newcattle-upon-Tyne, Staf. down as an incontestible truth, fordshire, and in some parts of that a well informed and intelliScotland, the strata are chiefly gent people, more particularly a cor.posed of stones fit to be appli- people well acquainted with the ed to the purposes of building. facied writings, will always be In Yorkshire, throughout the more orderly, more decent, more whole district of Richmond, in humane, more virtuous, more reShropthire, and Leicefterfliire, ligious, more obedient to their and in almost the whole of the fuperiors, than a people totally northern quarter of the illand, the devoid of all inliruction and all coal approaches in its appearance education. very nearly to bitumen, which Charge of Bp. London. 1803 has merely suffered induration

It is a fact ascertained by the Purkinfor's Organick Remains molt diligent and accurate inqui: of a former World.

ries, that in the most enlightened

parts of ireland, not above and With regard to men's princi

third part of the people receive
any education


; and ples, we thould always put the

througliout the relt of the island, beat construction on dubious cafes, and treat those as friends to learnt their alphabet.

not a twentieth part have ever

ibic christianity, who are not avowed and declared enemies. By so do

For more than mwerty years ing, we may perhaps tave a per- past, upward of 300,000 children of fon from really aportatizing ; his the poor have been religioully eddoubts and prejudices may be o- ucated in the various charity and vercome ; and what was wanting Sunday schools in England. ibici in him may be perfected. But if we suppose and treat him as an cnemy, we take a ready way to WHEN Mr. Paschal obferved make him one, though he were any of his friends to be aiflicted not such before. Belide the ad- at seeing the sickness and pain dition of a new name, especially he underwent, he would say, " Do it it be a name of eminence, to not be fo concerned for the catalogue of infidels lirength. Sickness is the natural state of a ens that party, and weakens the chriltian, because by it we are faith of many, who build on au- what we ought always to be, in a thority.

" He that is not againit state of suffering evils, mortified us, is on our part.”

to the pleasures of sense, exempt B». Horne. from all those paflions which work




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upon us as long as we live, free forgotten that Jesus Christ is a from ambition or avarice, and in Saviour." “ True," was the ana constant expectation of death. swer, “but how shall I know he And is it not a great happiness, is a Saviour for me ??to be by necessity in the state one Lord,” it is written, “ Him that coght to be in, and to have noth- cometh to me I will in no quise cajt ing else to do but humbly and out." “ True," said the Bithop; peaceably to submit to it?” This “and I am surprised, that, though is a noble, a juft, a comfortable I have read that scripture a thouspeculation.

sand times over, I never felt its

virtue till this moment ; and INTERESTING ANECDOTE OF THE now I die happy. CELEBRATED BISHOP BUTLER.

When his Lordship lay on his dying bed, he called for his chap- Montesquieu faid of Voltaire, lain and said, “ Though I have “ Lorsque Voltaire lit un livre, endeavoured to avoid sin and to il le fait, puis il ecrit contre ce please God to the utmost of my quil l'a fait.” “ When Voltaire power, yet, from the conscious. reads a book, he makes it what he ness of perpetual infirmities, I am pleases, and then writes against, Aill afraid to die.” “My Lord," what he has made it." Lid the chaplain, “ You have


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Review of Dew Publications,



131 pp. 8vo.

Litters to the Rev. THOMAS Belfome important subjects il. "The writer is in earnest, and

thing supercilious, harsh, or uncivof theological discusion, referred to

unruffled ; bold and undauntin bis discourse on occasion of the ed, yet modeft ; learned, without death of the Rev. JOSEPH Priest

pedantry ; faithful to the cause of LEY,

F.R.s. &c. By truth, without sacrificing the cause Joan Pye SMITH. Printed by of love. While he exposes the er. Biggs and Co. London, 1804. rors and misrepresentations of Dr.

Priestley and his learned disciple, The design of these eight letters he respectfully acknowledges their is very important, and their pub- eminent abilities. Without the lication very seasonable. The least degree of petulance, he refubje&s are altogether controver- proves their unfairness; and nofial. The manner, in which they tices, with christian meekness, their are treated, displays a rare combi- bitter and extravagant reflections nation of excellencies. The au- upon what he believed eternal thor fhows himself poffefied of truth. Nothing is designed to dequalifications, which we always grade their characters. While he wish, but often wilh in vain, to find piously laments their errors, he in the disputant. The reader of addresses them in the language of these letters is not disgusted with veneration and cordial friendship. any thing conceited, narrow, or How can a candid focinian peruse grovelling, nor offended with any this author, without dreading suces

The con

an opponent, but wishing for such He applies the remark to Mr. a friend?

Belsham's picture of calvinism. The first letter is thus introduced. I make no charge of intentional mis:

representation. I doubt not the correra Dear Sir, The discourse, with a copy

pondence of your language with your

of which you have politely favoured me, the caricature which

own conceptions. But I manitain that

you have sketched preached on occasion of the death of

is not calvinifm. your venerable friend, the late Rev. Dr.

After a few observations on Priestley, must be viewed by the dispasfionate and candid, as an effusion of the the specifick part of the charge, he heart truly honourable to your charac- says ; ter and your friendship. With feelings You iny dear fir, have given us your such as the disciples of Socrates puficii- description of calvinism. But I never ed when they embalmed the memory of yet lieard of the calvinist, who wou d their injured master, and with talents adopt your statement as his own creed. which would have been worthy of Glorying in the doctrines of calvinisın, them, you have paid the tribute of dig- though submitting to the appellation nified and affectionate respect to your only as a matter of usage, I entreat your "guide, pbilosopher, and friend."

attention to what we ourselves, who are After referring to Dr. Priestley, likelyto be the best acquainted with our as one who recommended the

own sentiments, esteem to be true, seizure of every fair occasion for cording to godliness.

scriptural, and important, a doctrine acdetecting errour and discovering Such a sketch he gives in his truth, he says ;

second letter. In this be enters Dr. Priestley is dead. May the wrath and rancour of his enemies, for their fate a set of principles.

upon no proofs. His object is to own sakes, die also, and perish for ever. The prayers and wishes, which purest çile and weil arranged siatement benevolence has often dictated, for a here made would suffer by the revolution infinitely defirable in his re- quotation of any part. Thę ligious sentiments and feelings, are whole does honour to the author's brought to an awful pause, and their understanding and heart, and to when“ we all stand before the judgment the God of truth, and deferves seat of Christ.” But, in the fincere fpir- the most serious perusal. After it of integrity and candour, to examine completing his statement of calhis publick character, and to investigate viniitick principles, he thus conthe evidence, the tendency, and the val- cludes the letter ; Ne of his sentiments, is now become a duty more incumbent than ever on the

These, fir, are the principles, which lovers of truth.

yourself and your late learned friend The charges against calvinism

have reprobated as rigorous and gloomy,

and full of borroars, a message of wratb and particularly considered are these ; injufiice, of terrour and despair, the extravanamely ; that it is a rigorous, gance of errour, and a misobievous compound gloony, horrible, and pernicious lyf- of impiety and idolatry. I need not say tem, the extravagance of errour, and that, to myself

, these principles appear a mischievous compound of impiety reason, harmony, and moral beauty.

the voice of God, and the perfection of and idolatry.

But whether, even on your own princiEvery man, (says our author in reply) ples, your description is not extrava. who is at all in the habit of attending to gantly overstepping the bounds of reacontroverted questions, must have notic- son and justice, 1 appeal, my dear fir, to ed the facility and promptitude of urg- yourself ; appeal to every candid ing plausible objections, in comparison reader. And from a conviction which, I with the sedate impartiality, the serious hope I can truly say, is not the result of candour, and the patient labour, which educational prejudice, of dishonest tiare necessary for the investigation and midity, or of indolent indifference, I enestablidhment of many capital truths. ter a folemn protest against every particle of your accusations; and, a- In letter V. he further vindi. gainst the whole of your condemnatory cates calvinism from misrepresencharges, I appeal to the RIGHTEOUS tation. In the course of the letter AND ETERNAL JUDGE

he notices Dr. Priestley's shocking In letter III. he takes a nearer view of the subject, and invites cenfure of St. Paul's writings.

In the three last letters, the conthorough examination. Of calvinism, he says;

troversy is treated chiefly on the As for the fact of its truth or falle- ground of ecclesiastical history. bood ; that is the whole question at if- In these letters he ably exposes the fue between us, and neither aspersions unfairness of Dr. Priestley's rea. nor eulogiums will stand for evidence. foning, and brings into view 4 As an advocate for calvinism, I invite, number of capital mistakes in his limtreat examination. Let it be frict; publications. We select the follet it be rigid ; only let it be in the true " Spirit of liberal and judicious criti- lowing as a striking example. cism,' and, which is of still more radi

The doctor has selected Chryfoftom cal inportance, in the spirit of purity

as the father whose evidence is most amand uprightness, a spirit influenced by ple in support of the opinion, that (the the love of God and holiness, a spirit of apostle) John first taught the divinity of bumility, and a spirit of


From prayer.

'Chrysostom fays Dr. Priestsuch an examination we have nothing ley," represents all the preceding writers to fear.

of the New Tefument, as childrer; who He elucidates the friet purity and who were busy about cheese-cake,

heard, but did not understand things, of the calvinistick system in com. and childislı sports; but John," he says, parison with the unholy and delu- “ taught what the angels themselves did five tendency of the opposite not know before he declared it.” At scheme. He is not ashamed of the bottom of the page, Dr. Priestley

faithfully transcribes the Greek of this acknowledging, that his system passage; and no one can say that his {peaks no peace to the wicked, and tranflation is materially unfair. so far as folters no hopes of falvation, ex- it goes. The sentence is exactly thus : cept such as are connected with the “ All the reft, like little children, hear present influence of habitual and indeed, yet do not understand what universal holiness. This he e cakes and childith sports." The omif

they hear, but are captivated with teems no small part of its purity fion of the clause "all the rest,” ( € and glory

and part) does not appear of much Speaking of that fiétitious be. consequence. The insertion of it would nevolence, to which focinianism only have kid the reader to inquire for facrifices the holiness, truth, and provided a ready answer: “ All the pris

she antecedent; and Dr. Priestley has goodness of Deity, he has this pa- ceding writers of the New Testament.' thetick reference to Dr. Priestley's Do me the favour, my dear sir, to take expiring moments.

down the volume of Chryfoftom, and It grieves me to the heart to reflect turn to the pallage. Will you find the that such a man as Dr. Priestley, a man,

antecedent to this relative clause to be whose splendid talents and rare endow- any“ writers of the New Testament," of ments formed a ground of accountable- any person at all connected with the nefs beyond expresion awful, in the New Testament? No,lir, you will find it. folemn approaches mf death, thould to be, the effiminate ond difiipated spellutors take shelter in this miserable refuge of of athletick games, and the auditors of musilies.

cians and oratorical Sophills." In letter IV. he examines three Though our author candidly charges against calvinism ; impie- acquits Dr. Prieltley of “interis, idolatry, and mifetierous tendens tional misrepresentation,” yet he 0. Some parts of this examina. thinks himself warranted to say, tion are excellent.

that implicit reliance connot be sofer

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