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Divines of the same Church; for pre- into retreats where' its rays had never eminence of soundness of doctrine, too glimmered. They have awakened in our much examination and caution cannot be torpid Church the energies of zeal, and employed in deciding for the true faiib., roused it to a sense of its duties and its But how deplorable will it be, if any,
• Some, indeed, preach Christ under a pretence of striving for this faith of envy and strife, and some also of good of the Gospel, should make their religion will. What then? Notwithstanding every principally consist in attacking that of way, whether in pretence or in truth, others, in detecting and severely expos- Christ is preached; and I therein do reing their erroneous opinions; or, what is joice; yea, and I will rejoice.' (Phil, i. still worse,' in thwarting and disconcerling 15, 18.) their laudable projects."
" But behold more recent instances of Want of room forbids us to conti- ministerial defection from our nue the quotation. The whole of the nion; of whom is Hymeneus and Phile. sermon is excelleot: we wish it to be tus, who, concerning the truth have erred.' read by all the Evangelical party; sions of one' baptism for the remission
(2 Tim. ii. 17, 18.) After public confes. and by all who oppose Evangelical of sins," they have submitted to a repetipreaching: it contains so much good tion of the rite, thus appropriating to their sense, due moderation, and Christian
party the denomination of ana-baptisis. piety, that it will be read with plea. Whether the cousistent and respectable sure by the unprejudiced, and cannot members of the Baptist persuasion confail of producing the happiest effects sider our seceders as helpers of their joy,' on those who are open to conviction. (2Cor. i. 24,) is unknown. Men who bave
betrayed one cause are not usually re50. Sermons on Public Subjects and Occa- spected in a new connection. This schism, sions. By Francis Skurray, B. D. Fellow commencing in a breach of plighted faith of Lincoln College, Oxford. 12mo. pp.
at ordination, and in violation of contracte 261. Cadell and Davies,
ed vows at induction, presents a subject
of awful consideration ; but the answer of THESE Discourses “on Piety and
autinomianism is at hand; Who shall Patriotism,” seven in number, are
Jay any thing to the charge of God's elect? the production of a Clergyman, who,
It is God that justifieth, who is he that during a lengthened residence in a
condemneth?! (Rom. viii. 33, 34.) populous village, marked the devas
“ May our once 'familiar friends, with tation of noxious tenets, and endea.
whom we took sweet counsel, and walked voured to supply antidotes against in the House of God,' (Psalm lv. 14, 15.) their contagion; and are inscribed to be brought to the honest confession,-'all Lord Colchester, who, at lhe time of we, like sheep, have gone astray, we have their publication, was Speaker of the turned erfry one to his own way!' (Isaiah House of Coinmons.
liii. 6.) And let not the Minister of God's
word cease to remember them, when, in "Connected by ties of affection and interest with our venerable seminary of
the customary services of the temple, he learning, inclination concurs with duty
prays, that it may please the Almighty
to bring into the way of truth all such as in selecting its Representative, who will
have erred, and are deceived.'» not fail to countenance efforts emanating from congenial principles, and animated by kindred ardour."
51. The Travellers ; a Poem, in two Can.
tos. By Thomas Anstey, Esq. 1818. An extract from one of these Ser
8vo. pp. 52. Cox. mons, preached at the Abbey Church of Balb, was given in the second part Poem like this' has come under our
We are particularly happy, that a of our last volume, p. 36. A second
potice. Unless the laws of Providence of them is noticed in the same vo
can be reconciled with those of Re: lume, p. 585. From the latter Sermon we shall religious claims to our approbation.
velation, we do not admit pretended now give another specimen:
Calvin has been proved to be the " Whilst we are not insensible to the founder of rebellion and treason, evils of separation, nor to the disingenu
under the mask of the Bible *, aod enthusiasm, we detract not
the age is too enlightened, to perfrom the merit of good intention in their devotional activity. If it be objected, that
mit the murderer of Servetus to quathey creep into houses,' (2 Tim. iii. 6.) lify his baseness and criminality, by it must be conceded, that, wiih more li- such sacred hypocrisy. Calvin was a beral views, they compass sea and land to make one proselyte.” (Matt. xxiii. 15.) * See Dean Kenney's recent Work noThey have borne the light of the Gospel ticed in Part I. p. 522.
333 powerful writer upon popular pre- cur the probability of the censure here judices; but he did not write like mentioned. Many inn-keepers drink Adain Smith, Lord Kaimes, and many from tive to twenty glasses of spirits others. All was scholastic and ar- and water every day, and carry it off. tificial; but imposing through abi- The poor unfortunate fellow not used lity.
to bad habits will be soon carried to s. The work before us is a bitter, bed. Who knows but the unthinking, acrimonious satire upon all persons, offending parson was enjoying the not professing Evangelical principles, prosperity of a friend, who treated
, in the modern sense of the term. We
bim 100 tar; like Tom Jones at the do not like salire, as a vehicle of recovery of All-Worthy. ly the prereform.
sent æra, Parson Thwackum apd PhiIn a barbarous state of society, losopher Square are not oracles. Methodism is useful, but education It is also our opinion, that real and civilization are modes far better, holiness never rails, because it is too because these unite worldly advan- sublime and too charitable. It only tages, auxiliary to virtuous habits.
pities. Things as they are, and Providence civilizes by means of lux. ibings as they ought to be," are quite ury, because luxury is the plan, by different. Contracted ideas render which, through diffusing comforts virtue unamiable, and from disapamong artizans, the inequality of sta- pointment of extravagant expectation, tion is corrected ; and Scripture does deler ils votary. The Clergy are men not deny the use of the creatures, of liberal education, and, if their moonly that we are not to abuse them. ral conduct is unexceptionable, entiA participation of luxury alope re- tled to all decorous pleasures. conciles mankind to goverument and Calvin, who was a clever fellow, in property. Luther was a plain, honest one of the most petty republicks of mail, of generous
sentiments: Calvin Europe, is thought a proper person was artful and designivg; adapting to dictate to the most powerful nahis system to local ideas especially. tion in the globe, who have natives With the philosopher, probity of far superior *. And what was the conduct, purity of life, energy of real origin of this man's systent ? not philanthropy, and uprightness of ho- Greece, or Rome, or Judæa : but the nour, are the first principles of high monastic introduction of abstemious character. With Calvin and bis fol- living froin the climate of Asia, where lowers, it is mere external deporte life is luxuriously supported without ment, not service to the publick, or clothing, or fire, or labour beyond noblé-ininded disinterestedness. Pride, mere amuseinent. Adan Smith has ambitiou, avarice, and selfishness, all justly said, that a life of austerity, as passions sacrificing the public interest, such, confers no good to the publick. are venial, provided the persons are It is true, Bunyan was the first writer men of exterior gravity. Yes! but on the Calvinistic system, who ever in the present age, Le Sage and Harry existed. But he was in error. АН Fielding and Wyodham have numer- pleasure was sin, especially showy ous admirers, pot from moral cor. pleasure. Adopt his plan; horses ruption, but knowledge of the world. must be extirpated. The coachThese adipirers know, that the love makers, the jewellers, the taylor, the of pleasure and the love of action are shoe-inaker, &c. &c. &c. must turn the sole motives of human conduct; mendicants. Maukind must resort to and they also know, that Calvinism cabins, purely engaged in contenuplabetrays the grossest ignorance of the tive life; and the world become a laws of Providence. For instance, desert ; and this from religion? Ab! because a hack.parson happened to do Christ and his Apostles say a word be tipsy, once in his life perhaps, of the kind? They do not, and they when his services are required, the mingled in approbation with festive most moral privale characters of this society, if innocence was observed. kiugdom, the parochial Clergy, are, ac. We are sorry to have gone these cording to this writer, vermin fit only lengths; but we do so, because we to be hunted by persecution. Are we koow that Calvinism is only the reto judge of Heaven by the fallen au. gels - Philosophers know, that regu- * Queen Elizabeth, a woman of firstJar drunkards will bear too much to in- mind, despised the Genevese trash.
vival of barbarous misconceptions de- of bankruptcy. We consider Buona rived from hot climates, not from parle's talents as limited to wilitary Scripture; and it threatens the ruia science. We are led to these remark's of civilized society; for this always because the last and best Capto of implies that degree of luxury, which the Poem before us chiefly turns
uoder the denomination of upon the retreat from Moscow. It cumforis. Besides, an age of reli- is a story of misery, unparalleled in gious bigotry is always followed by History, but disregarded because huone of profligacy.
manity was forgolten amidst the To these remarks, we are purely beams of triumph and disgust at invited by the subject of Mr. Anstey's French ambition.' We do not believe Poem. We see nothing but the ruin that any Poel or Narrator can do of science and taste, when men of justice to a three weeks bivouac in talents try to support absurdities, by Russia, during winter. It can onls becoming the advocates of uophilo. be conceived, ou seeing a human sophical nonsense. We will give a subject undergoing the operation of catalogue of Sins, specified by this a continued gaze from the gorgou's Author, only observing, that we shall head stiffening in crystallization. ever take pleasure in committing We might quote many fine illussome of them, without caring for the trations and figures in this poem ; doctrines of the Genevese Reformer : but we must distinguish one peculiar
“ Họt Cross-buns ; Parties on Sundays ly happy. It is the description of a (always festivals); the Theatre ; Chris. Dumber of perishing Frenchmen hud, tening Dinners; Rational Piety; Dr. dled together in a heap, and dying Mant's Regenerated Doctrine; Dancing ; in slow process : i.e. Nature in her Going to Bath; any Innocent Ainusement mercy inclines frozen people to sleep, whatever."
under which indulgence dissolution is One sin of Calvin's is here omit- certain. ted: 'viz. Difference in opinion from “ They slumber on th' interminable waste, bim, or bis followers, and that is the What are they? Ha! it moves ; that hil. sumnium malum,
The concluding representation of 52. Night. A Descriptive Poem; in the whole globe being one mass of
Four Books. Foolscap 8vo. Pp. 144. ice, is exceedingly grand; but the horBaldwin, Cradock, and Joy.
ror, we think, might have been imTHERE is much genius and energy proved by exhibiting is avalony in in this Poem: though why it is de- such a situation to simply exercised nominated Night, we can no other sculpture ; that owes its interest only wise imagine, except that the Author to altitude and lion, which cunseems to regard the sable goddess, fers the idea of life : but once exist. much as a young man does a pretty ing objects, represented in pure death, girl.
is genuine ghasily borrors what moThe Poem is divided into Four deru poets like. Cantos, and we wish that the good As we have a great and siocere reold fashion had been preserved, of spect for this Author, we must beg fixing an argumentum of the con. to suggest some useful hints. First, tents. The subjects are of course all to take a good story for his subject. melancholy, and the reader of the The first is founded upon a pretty beautiful Idylls of Gessner, may Welch girl, promised with her own justly wonder at the bypochondria full consové io a dark man of her of our modern Poels, who prefer own country, but afterwards falling murders, and villanies, and sufferings, in love with a young brawny Scotchto the display of Nalure in the feli- man, and being murdered for her jocitous indulgences of fine sentiments, fidelity; the eveot, by awkward cirpicturesque situation, and the pure cumstances, occasions the Scotchjoy of innocence of soul.
man to be banged, and the WelchThe subject of the last Canto is man to commit suicide: all the three Napoleon, who is too much ennobled. become ghosts (though one is enough Caution (says Giuccardini, we believe) at a time), and terrify the 1000is the result of long experience in the cent villagers. All this is usual in art of war; and whenever a General the way of trade; but extraordioary forgets caution, be comimits an act eveuts, lu have due interest, should
335 be owing, not to human folly, but bears and dancing dogs, lashed and to perverse circumstances, originating starved into merit of a singular kind. in inysterious interventions of Pro- A lace-merchant may make money, vidence. Then all characters are io- but a lace-maker is poor; it is a nocent, and all excite commiseration. fabrick of singular ingenuity and ele.
The other biot regards euphony- gance ; yet, from the waste of time “ Young damsels! oh, pluck the ripe and labour, fit only, in the view of flower as ye rove,
the philanthropist, for machines, Oh! snatch the frail flower ere it fade. p.14. which do not eat or drink. A few It is an exertion to read these lines. good authors and painters are suffi
cient for the wants of society in its 53. Evelyn's Memoirs, &c. Colburn. highest slate; and more improveContinued from p. 234.)
ment would ensue from the sale of IT would not be possible for us casts of the Apollo and the Laocoon, to give a regular analysis of a work, than of the coloured trash, hawked which consists of malerials cutirely by the Jews. It injures taste, and, miscellaneous. of very interesting by consequence, burls the sale of particulars, concerning manners and superior works, and nips the inproveeustoms, and the private life of the ment of the workman in the end. age, the whole work consists ; and Another passage will enable us to this character proves its pretensions, enlarge upon what we conceive to per se, for such works are very rare. be a common mistake. We have political details in abundo Mr. Evelyn (pp. 37, 38.) mentions ance where we see actors, not inen. one Mr. John Wall, an Irishman, and Of what high. gratification, of what excellent disputant. He baffled all literary turtle eating, would be a di. the Doctors of the Sorbonne. Mr. ariat life of John Duke of Marlbo- E. enlarges elsewhere with much rough, kept by a domestick, nothing pieasure upou extraordinary instances adding or diminishing, but impartially of precocious intellect. parratory.
Now we are of opinion, that the We can only give a few extracts story of the admirable Crichton (81) of curiosity on well-known subjects, far as the use of that epithet goes) or of important bearing on high 10. is an absurd hyperbole. Under the picks.
Aristotelian physicks, , and scholas, The frequency of Dutch paintings tic divinity, what could be more is thus explained :
easy than the creation of insoluble “ We arrived late at Roterdam, where quibbles. The preleoded explana. was their annual marte or faire, so fur- tions of phenomena and doctrines, nished with pictures (especially landscapes from mere arbitrary data, must, per and drolleries, as they call those clownish se, suggest the materials of their own representations) that I was amazed. Some overthrow. For instance, the thesis, I bought and sent to England. The rea. " Whether a goat capering in a vason of this store of pictures and their cuum could kick up a dust,” was agicheapness proceedes from their want of
tated before the invention of the air. Jand to employ their stock, [Mr. Evelyn should have said capital, but the term, in pump, and supported or denied, sini. its modern acceptation, was probably not ply as the disputants themselves then in use]; so that it is an ordinary thought fit to affirm. Of course, in. thing to find a com'on farmer lay out
controvertible objections were easily 2 or 30001. in this com'odity. Their raised. It is a just opinion, that lo houses are full of them, and they vend exhibit the powers of the human them at their faires to very great gaines." mind in the highest perfection, they
must be confined to one object, The inference from this passage is, upon the principle of the division of that the abundance of such paintings labour. This incapability of the ut. proves the excess of the population, most possible success in more than which could not find more profitable one pursuit, is made by the Abbé employ; and the gains show, that Du Bos the distinction of pre-emineut they were sold by the artists very genius, which, he says, must neces. ebeap. But excellence in the arts, sarily have its powers contracted, and and frequent occurrence of their obó be thus distinguished from that verjects, exhibits a considerable portion satility, which denotes the more humof private misery and want, much of ble characteristick of sin:ple talent. the saine character, as that of clever No reasonable man will presume 10
say, that the genius of Sir Isaac New. vulgar have no judgment (properly ton was inferior to that of Crichtou, so called) beyond the track of their yet is it probable that Sir Isaac respective avocations, and that Rewould have been superior to Milton, ligion is of little or no vital power, if he had written poelry, as well as where it is not preceded by Educahis mathematical disquisitions? Crich. tion: at best, it is only traiding a ton however excelled as a linguist learned pig, or arithmetical poney, and a proficient in the fashionable into a resemblance of human distincmechanical exercises of the day. So tions. We do not like instruction by does many an accomplished gentle- passion and feeling, so much as by man; many a non-reading officer or conviction and reason, because we betraveller. They shine at the dinner- lieve the former to produce only pretable and in the drawing-room. The judice, and a dislike of the trouble of fact is, that no accurate text can be study and ratiocination; and to end forined of the powers of any man, in making great talkers and furious but from his writings; any other me. bigots. thod is little better than determining « On Sunday afternoon (says Mr. the speed of a race horse by looking Evelyo) I frequently stay'd at home to
I at him in the stable.
catechise and instruct my familie, those As to precocity of intellect, we do exercises universally ceasing in the paa not think that the willow, because it
rish Churches, so as people had no prinis the tree of quickest growth, pro
ciples, and grew very ignorant of even
the common points of Christianity, all de. duces timber equal to the oak; or
volion being now placed in hearing serthat rapidity of mastication implies
mons and discourses of speculative and strong digestive powers in the sto
notional things.” p. 287. mach. The facility of combining and
(To be concluded in our next.) dissociating ideas in high perfection, the quality which inarks superior in- 54. Address from the Committee of the Sotellectual power, is very different from ciety for superseding the Necessity of a simple sponge like quickness of ab- Climbiny Boys, with the Report of the sorption and retention ; and the ca- Committee of the House of Lords, on the pacity of a vessel is ou test of its Chimney-sweepers' Regulation Bill, &c. strength. Swift, Thomson, and many &c. 8vo. 1818. pp. 32. Baldwin, Craothers, were men whose power: were
duck, & Co. Published for the Benefit very slowly developed ; and one of
of the Society. Mr. Evelyn's extraordinary instances IT is an old remark, that habituof precocious understanding, Wotton, ation tv scenes of cruelty deadens the the author of “Reflections on An- impression. We are ofteu compelled tient and Modern Learning," is now to shudder at the misery of Algerine known only by name. In short, wo captivity and African slavery, but are decidedly of opinion, that origi- litile reflect that we have scenes at nal composition in the native lan- home equally shocking. guage of the puerile student is the The Cominittee of the House of best artificial method of maturio Lords has selected the following pasability. The boys from the public sage from the publication of Mr. schools are allowed to excel in Latin Porter, ouce hinself a climbing.boy, Verses, but often in Dothing else; by which it will be seen, that the and we know youths of sixteen and misery of this class of infants is not upwards, who, by early babituation exaggerated. only to themes in English, far exceed “I believe that one half of the apprenthein in intellectual powers.
tices in town are better fed than taught; The following passage is worthy, and that the other half are miserable bethe serious consideration of many in yond conception; the master, being only a the present age. We know, that men lodger, has one room for bimself, his wife of strong sense, liberal education, and children; his soot and the apprentices high koowledge of the world, and have another, commonly a cellar, some. correct character, do denominate the
times without a fire-place, but mostly
without a fire in the coldest weather. The advocates and professors of certain
mistress is commonly a barrow-woman, modes of popular preaching “ Fools;"
and sells fruit and vegetables about the meaning, no doubt, that they are
streets to help towards a living ; in which men of weak judgment. For our own case she has but little time to attend to her parts, we are of opinion that the domestic concerns : thc boy is of course