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bers of the Bible Society; at least: tical union ,equally cried down at of such of them as may have been the time, we should say: prevented from joining the old so.
Non ego nec Teucris Italos parere jubebo; ciety. We doubt if any one, who Nec mibi regna peto; paribus se legibus is able to afford the subseription, ambie would refuse to subscribe*. Next Invictæ gentes, eterna in fædera mittant. to this, we recommend to the Barl
Our readers will perceive, that in lett's Buildings' Society still further the present review we have conto lower the price of their Prayer- fined ourselves entirely to the disBooks, already, indeed, to their ho
cussion of the main principle at issue nour, exceedingly low, and to en
between us and Dr. Marsh. We courage the transfer of demands for have reserved ourselves on many Bibles from themselves to the Bible collateral questions, as well as on Society. And last of all we recom
the personalities of his pamphlet, mend, to thal truly excellent and for a future occasion; and this we useful society, a cordial friendship, bare done with the less scruple, beif not a warm co-operation, with the
cause the public are already in posBritish and Foreign Bible Society. session of a reply to Dr. Marsh from The more we consider the question, the pen of Dr. Clarke ; and because, the more palpably we consider it at the moment that we write, two to be now the interest of the church other replies of no mean promise society to throw off as much of its
are announced; the one by the Right burden as it can upon the shoulders Hon. N. Vaosittart, and the other of the general one. It would then by the Rev. Mr. Dealtry. These pursue more unshackled its own will, probably, have met ihe public operations for the good of that
before our own remarks have church which it especially serves.
seen the light; and they will, “: Two are better than one,” is a doubtless, not only have discussed, motto eminently suitable in princi- with far greater ability and effect, ple to those two societies: and if the single point to which our reawe might apply a quotation once sonings have been directed, but they used by a great and lamented will have left little to be achieved statesman, in recommending a poli- by other writers on the remaining
We shall probably recur to this subject branches of the subject. before we close the present number.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
G. C. Gorham, B. A. Queen's :-Deacons : In the press : Economical History of the Mr. Grace, B. A. Pembroke Hall; Mr Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland, by Tryon, B. A. St. John's. the Rev. Dr. Walker, Professor of Natural The Cambridge University scholarship History in the University of Edinburghi;- has been obtained by Mr. Scholefield, of and Essays on the Prophecies, by the Rev. Trinity. The chancellor's medals have been T. Robinson, of Leicester.
adjudged to Mr. Gosset, B. A. of Trinity, Preparing for publication: Christian and to Mr. Ncale, B. A. of St. John's. Mr. Ethics, by the Rev. Thomas Wintle ;—and Owen, of St. John's, and Mr. Price, of Tri(by subscription) a new 8vo. Edition, in nity, have been elected scholars upon Dr. 9 vols, of the Works of Dr. Watts.
It is proposed to establish a direct NaviThe following gentlemen of Cambridge gable communication between London and were admitted to ordination, by the Bishop Bristol, and thence to South Wales and of London, on the 28d of February last, vize Ireland, through the Kennet and Avon naPriests: Rev. H. Townley, B. A. Trinity; vigation. Rev. W. Armstrong, B. A. St. Jobp's; Res, A Botanic Garden has been formed at
Hall, about a mile from the town, under the in 1812, the income was 40,917,835l. care of Mr. Don, nephew to the Director of the charge 36,801,993l, and the surplus the Cambridge Garden.
4,115,8411. The amount of the war taxes, . The income of the consulidated fund, in including the property tax in 1811, was 1811, was 42,286,1521.; the charge upon it, 23,027,444 ; in 1812, 22,393,0534 35,296,313h; and the surplus, 6,989,839.. :
TaEre lies before us, at the present moment, Street, Lincoln's Ion Fields, on Wednesday 80 large a mass of Religious Intelligence, the 6th day of May next, when a Report of and that of a highly interesting description, the Proceedings of the Conimittee, during the that we hardly know what part first 10 se past year, may be expected, fur exceeding lect, or bow io keep pace with the reason. in interest any even of its own most inteable expectations of our readers to be in. resting reports. But we need not now antiformed of the events which are passing in cipate any of those particulars which we shall the religious world. We should have been shortly have the pleasure of more circumglad on this, as on many former occasions, stantially and more accurately recording. to have enlarged the stipulated size of vur in the preceding part of this number it work, in order to meet the pressure of the will be seen that we have taken a large share moment; but the occurrence of the Easter in the controversy whiclo Dr. Marsh has Holidays, at the close of the month, renders thought proper to revive, respecting the this expedient difficult, if not impracticable. Bible Society. In doing so, we have endeaThis must be our apulugy to our readers, voured to redeem the pledge which we gave and we trust they will deem it a satisfactory in our last number: how far we have sucone, for postponing many articles of intelii- ceeded must be left to the judgment of our gence which justly claim an early notice, readers. We would only request, that, if or for briefly advriting to others, to which, on a perusal of our reyiew of Dr. Marsh's in different circumstances, we should have pamphlet, they should retain an impression felt it our au'y to afford a larger space. It of the weakness or insufficiency of our reais impossible for any reader of our work not soning, they would attribute this, not to the to be struck with the rapidly increasing extent cause itself, but to our incompetency to do and importance of that kind of intelligence it jusiice. The cause, we are contident, is which may be denominated Religious; al capable of the most triumphant vindication, though few of them can have the same and advocates fully equal to that vindication opportunity with ourselves to judge of this will doubtless be found. Indeed, such adincrease. When we beyan our labours, our vocales have already come forward ; and, if materials of this description were extremely we are capable of forming any judgment of scanty: with difficuliy did we glean a suf the relative force of arguments, the refutation ficiency of information to justify the regular of Dr. Marsh is complete. The pamphlets appropriation of a part of our work as a record of the Right Hon. N. Vansittart and the of religious events. The difficulty we now Rev. W. Dealtry, which have this day reach. feel is so to compress our materials as not ed us, and in which we hope to have another to interfere too much with our other profess- opportunity of adverting, seem to us to have ed objects, and yel meet the laudable de- leit nothing farther to be desired on this mands of public curiosity. This one circum- head. What new ground of opposition may stance supersedes the necessity of any in be taken by Dr. Marslı ; what new objecduction of particulars to prove the progress tions he may raise; or by what new mistate. which religion is making in the world. May ments and sophistries, the old objections inay it be our endeavour, and that of our readers, be bolstered up through the pages of an. to accelerate it, if possible, a thousand other pamphlet, we will not pretend to say ; fold! God forbid that any of us should be bul, certainly, we consider the cause as defound, in THAT DAY, to have been instru.
cided against bim; and all we wish for is, mental in retarding it!
that such of our readers as still entertain a
doubt on this poiut, would read for them. BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.
selves what Mr. Vansittart and Mr. Dealtry The anndal general meeting of this Society have written. The pamphlets of both these will be held at the Free-Mason's Hall, Queen gentlemen are published Ly Hutcliard.
BLACKBEATX AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY.
The publication of Dr. Marsh's pamphlet, wich, the Rev. Dr. Collyer, John Dyer, Esr; however we may regret it on other accounts, of the Admiralty, the Rev. Messrs. Lane has been attended with this unforeseen ad- Townsend, and Sinjons, and Dr, Parker vantage, that it appears to have suggested. For the reasons we have already given, we to many zealous friends of the Establish are under the necessity of, at least. post ment, the propriety of forming a distinct poning the extracts which it was our wish to Society for the express and exclusive pur- make from these speeches, and of confining pose of circulating the Liturgy, Articles, ourselves, for the present, to the insertion o and Homilies of the Church of England, the greater part of the address of this nex without note or comment; and measures, we society to the public; an address which is no understand, will speedily be taken for carry, less remarkable for the force and, at the sam ing this suggestion into effeci,
time, conciseness of its statements, than fes the ingenuity which has given something of
the charm of novelty to arguments so muc We have been favoured, by a highly va- used, and for the spirit of true Christian pathos laed correspondent, with the particulars of which at once enlists all the best feelings of the meeting, on the 22d of February last, our nature on the side of such institutions which produced the establishment of the
as the present. Blackheath Auxiliary Bible Suciety; and we " The Committee of the Blackheath Aux regret that our limits will not permit us, at iliary Society trust that the County of Kent Jeast in this month's number, to avail our. in which the Christian religion was first es selves, to the extent that we could have tablished among our Saxon ancestors, will no wisbed, of his obliging communication. The be the last to patroniżé an institution, which proceedings of that day, together with a re has, in the short space of eight years from port of the speeches which were delivered at its formation, effecled so much for the cause the meeting, will, we are happy to say, be of Christianity, and which promises to be published, in a separate pamphlet, in tlic the most powerful instrument that has ever course of a few days; and we can assure our been employed by Divine Providence, withreaders that in those speeches they will find out the exertion of miraculous agency, to much to inform their minds and to interest establish the spirit of union and concord their feelings, and we miglit add, if the con among all Christians, and to diffuse the pure sideration were not too trivial for the occa. light of the Gospel throughout all the nations sion, to gratify their taste.
of the world, The meeting was numerously and most re " In the short space of time just menspectably attended ; and the chair was filled tivned, it has afforded the means, either by Mr. Angerstein, a gentleman long dis. wholly or in part, of publishing the Scriptinguished for his zeal and activity in the tures in nearly sixty languages. Its exerpromotion of every benevolent and patriotic tions have been extended to Europe, Asia, undertaking. The usual resolutions were Africa, and America; and have been removed and unanimously adopted. The Earl ceived in all with gratitude and admiration. of Dartmouth was appointed President; the While sovereigns have extended to it their Hon. and very Rev. the Dean of Windsor, patronage and support, it has every where the Right Hon. N. Vansiltart, M. P. General excited the heartfelt blessings of the needy, Tarrington of the Royal Artillery, Major. the ignorant, and the afflicted. Gen. Burn of the Royal Marines, John J. An " In Europe, in Asia, in America, numer. gerstein, Esq. and the Rev. George Lock, ous Societies have been formed to further Vice-Presidents; Richard Best, Esq. Trea- its objects, and extend its utility; and all surer; and the Rev. Theophilus Lane, Pre- descriptions of Christians, the Protestant, bendary of Hereford, Dr. Parker of the Roy- the Greek, and, in many instances, the al Artillery Hospital, Woolwich, and Mr. J. Roman Catholic, have united 10 support 20 Shewell of Depiford, Secretaries. The sub- institution, which has för its fondamental scriptions and donations, already received, law and sole purpose the distribution of the amount to 650l.; but even this sum, as our unadulterated Word of their common Lord corresponden: justly and feelingly remarks, and Saviour. But that Word is yet known “ will go but a little way towards supplying to only a small part of mankind; and we the wants of the many thousands of igno- are compelled, as Christians and as Britons, ránt creatures in this neighbourhood.” with sbame to confess, that millions obey
The speakers who distinguished themselves the laws of Britain, and fight ander the on this occasion were, besides the three Sc- standard of the Cross, displayed in her ban. cretaries of the parent institation, the Right ners, to whom the religioni of Britain is Hon. N. Vansitiart, Dr. Gregory of Wool unknown, and the doctrine of the Cross has
never been preached. To wipe away this the establishment of a nuore effectual local shame from the annals of our country, and police. to make Britain a blessing to the world, “ The Committee conceive that these aceyen beyond the reach of her dominion, the knowledged circumstances plead, strongly in power of her arms, and the extent of her favour of an establishment, which cannot commerce, is the glorious aim of the Bible but co-operate powerfully with all the other Society.
means that may be employed for securing “ Bat even at home we have yet much to the peace and good order of the neighbourdo; and as local wants are best supplied by hood, and which tends, in the niost effectua! local attention and superintendence, that will and unobjectionable manner, ultimately to best be done by the establishment of Auxi- supersede their necessity. liary Societies, such as the Committee now “ To the Clergy and other Ministers, is recomiend to this county and neighbour, affords the opportunity of inore accurately hood. The district comprised hy the Black. knowing, and the means of supplying, the beatb Auxiliary Society is extremely popu wants of their several focks ;--1o the Nagilous, containing certainly not less than one strate, the hope that the painful necessity of huodred thousand souls. Of these a great curbing excesses by the harsh inflictions of Qumber are strangers from various parts of penal law will be removed ;-10 every Christhe kingdom, particularly Ireland, and inany tian, the cheering prospect of having, under are foreiguers. A great proportion of the the blessing of God, been instrunjental in strangers, and even of the natives, are la- turning many to rigliteousness; inany by mentably ignorant and uninstructed; and whom his personal safety might have been the paucity of churches is such, that even endangered, or lis property assailed; many with the aid of all the other places of divine who have risked their lives in employments worship, a considerable proportion must be connected with his business, or in the nobler destitute of the ordinary means of religious service of defending his and his country's instruction. The consequences are such as cause ;- many, also, whom his eyes will might easily be foreseen,--an extreme de never see, whose nanies will never reach his pravity of manners, and great danger to the ear, but who, in distant nations, and generapublic peace. The frequency of crimes, and tions yet unborn, sliall learn to celebrate the difficulty and embarrassnent attend their Reedemer's praise; and who, at last, ing their detection and punishment, have shall swell that countless multitude, who sur. led the inhabitants to consider the inter- sound the everlasting throne, for ever sing. ference of the legislature as necessary for ing salvation to our God and to the Lamb !"
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
Ix our view of public affairs, we are com undisguisedly applies to the whole extent of pelled to be extremely brief,
his dominion, from the shores of the Baltic In SPAIN, no new events of any import to those of the Adriatic), shall become an ance have occurred. Lord Wellington ap- armed vation. A local force of 600,000 pears to be collecting with great assiduity men is to ensure internal tranquillity, and to the means of bringing the siege of Badajoz, gaard his frontier on all hands from the inwhen he shall atiempt it, to a successful iroduction of English merchandize. About termination. The French seen to be direct- 200,000 men drawn from the conscripts of ing their main efforts to the same point. former years, whose services had not been We may expect, therefore, that the campaign called for, are to be added to bis regular will commence in that quarter.
force. And he plainly intimates, that this Francs is manifestly preparing for a force is likely to be employed for a long war in the north of Europe ; while Russia, time, at a great distance from home. His the power against wbom her efforts are likely, Berlin and Milan decrees he declares to in the first instance, to be directed, is wast be in full force against the ships of all naing her best blood and treasure in disputing tions, who do not cause their flags to be rewith Turkey the possession of some paltry, spected by England ; in other words, who do province. Bonaparte has obviously in view not go to war with her : all others are to some expedition of a gigantic and overwhelm- be considered as denationalized. And he i ing description. He has declared, that holds out to France the prospect of an interFrance, and the name of France he now minable was with Great Britain, Among •
other regulations which he has adopted, is inclusive,' and shall also abandon what he the infliction of summary capital punish- calls her new principles of maritime law. Tent on every person found guiltyof holding On the various subjects of DOMESTIC poany communication with Heligoland ; and litics agitated in par'iament, we cannot enyet, strange to tell, he is granting licences ter even in the most succinct manner.
Va. to trade direct between England and tious changes have taken place in admiFrance.
nistrat:on, and more are expected. Lord As far as we are capable of judging, Castlereagh has succeeded the Marquis SWEDEN seems disposed to take part against, Wellesley as Secretary of State for Foreign father than for, France; but no step which Affairs, and Lord Melville has taken the is calculated decisively to mark the charac- place of Mr. Yorke at the Admiralty Board. ter of her policy has yet been taken. The Marquis of Heriford has been appointed
Wbat part the UNITED STATES will take, Lord Chanberlain; Earl Cholmondely, under the altered circumstances in which Lord Steward; the Marquis of Winchester, they are placed, by the unceremonious and Groom of the Stole; Earl of Harrington, authoritative contradiction which Bonaparte Captain and Constable of Windsor Castle ; has given to all their arguments on the sub and Col. Seymour, Serjeant at Arms: with a ject of the recal of the Berlin and Milan de- great variety of minor appointments in the crees, and on which alleged recal they had Prince Regent's house hold. grounded all their hostile measures against A French Squadron has escaped from England, we cannot guess. But it Bona. L'Orient, consisting of four or five sail of parte had wished to stultify the whole pro. the line. Nothing is known of their desticeedings of the American Government and nation. Congress during the last year, he could not Two of the seamen condemned as craitors, have done it more effectually than he has in consequence of their taking up arms by the simple declaration, that the Berlin against their country in the Isle of Frauce, and Milan Decrees are unalterable laws of lave been executed, as an example to our bis enipire, until Great Britain shall repeal navy and army. The clemency of the all her Orders in Council since May 1806; Crown has been extended to the rest.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. J. Ri's account will be admitted. R. H.; J. L.; PhiLALETHES; Herbert's Hyton; and the Extract from Mrs. Grant; will
find a place. R. V.G.; A. B.; Clericus ScroTATOR; B.; EDWARD C.; SCRUTATOR Oxonien
sis: are under consideration. As E. W. admits that the castles which he builds in the air are “ the result of determina
tion, and not the consequence of inattention," we should advise him to determine
to employ the force of his mind on more stable erections. A Correspondent has objecteil 10 the statentent on the subject of original sin by Dr. South,
inserted in our last number, p. 78, as far too harsh and repulsive. We will not contest that point with him. The object of the extract, we apprehend, is to shew how very unreasonable is the clanuour raised against those ninisters and members of our Churchi, in the present day, who hold and preach the doctrine of man's utter depravity and help. lessness, as if the niere assertion of this doctrine proved them not to be true churchimen. Who among them has used stronger language; who among them, indeed, we might ask, has used such strong language as Dr. South has done, in the passage alluded to, in describing the innate corruption of hunan nature? Would the Bishop of Lincoln repre
sent Dr. South as therefore helerodox? Our disguised Correspondent, from the neighbourhood of Lamb's Conduit Street, if he
speak truth in saying that he writes in love and faithfulness when he uses the language of censure and reproof towards us, must adiuit that our censure, cven of those he may think fortless, may be very consistent with love and fuitlisulness. If the articles, to which he alludes, be inconsistent with truth, it is in his power to shew their opposition to it. It is easy to bring a sweeping charge; not so easy to substantiate it,
p. 113, col. 1, last line, for that lumented prelate, read the Syrian bishop. Present Number, p. 150, col. 1, 1. 4, fur 611 read 86.