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Rom. x. 14. ! Tim. i. 4.. but our | inevitably have subjected the perauthor is for discarding wholly " the petrators to the gallows, and of which belief of the truth” and “the con- crimes Mr. Goakman cannot possifession of it with the mouth,” on both bly know the certainty, though he of which so much stress was laid in has laid his allegations in the most primitive times, that no man was absolute and unqualified manner. It acknowledged to be a Christian with is happy for him that the parties out them; (Matt. x. 32, 33. Rom. x. 9, whom he thus wantonly libels, are 10.) and he is for resolving the whole not in the country to defend themgrounds of their right to church- selves; for had that been the case, membership into their giving credible 'tis very certain, he would not be evidence, by their external conduct, long at large! Our sorrow and grief of having been born again. p 23. and have been excited at finding so little 38. And though he had at first I apparent fruit resulting from the stated “ obedience to Christ's com- labours of “ the Society for promotmands," as included in the “essen- ing Christianity among the Jews," tials of Christianity,” he soon finds after an expenditure, according to it expedient to contend that positive Mr. Goakman, of £70,000. precepts may be dispensed with, where can believe him, almost every convert moral purity and personal holiness which has been made during the last can be found to supply their place. seven years, has turned out either a
How excessively inconsistent hypocrite, or a knave, or both; and
way of talking about the sub- the public has from time to time been ject! it is as if Christ had enacted gulled with the most false and spurilaws for the regulation of the conduct ous representations of the Society's of his disciples, and at the same time success. “Where much is confidentallowed them the privilege of dis- ly affirmed," said the late Dr. Johnpensing with them at their pleasure, son, “ the probability is, that someand yet all the while acknowledging thing is true.” The application of one another as Christian brethren. this maxim to Mr. Goakman's PamHow insulting to the legislative phlet is sufficiently obvious. That authority of the KING OF Kings! many of these professed converts (To be continued.]
have turned out withered branches,
is credible enough; but the circumThe London Sociely for promoting appears before the public, caution us
stances under which his pamphlet Christianity among the Jews, ex- against giving implicit credit to his amined; and the pretensions of the statements. Credat Judæus Apella, Converted Jew, Investigated: an Account of the Institution since its for an impartial person to go through
non ego! It is impossible, however, commencement in 1809, to the pre- this pamphlet without feeling his sent time: with various facts highly indignation excited by the glaring important to the Jew, the Christian, manifestations, every where apparent and the Public at large. By B. R. in it, of a mind carried away with GOAKMAN. London. Sherwood
the force of prejudice against the and Co. Price 2s. 6d. pp. 64. Society. What actual injury he may 1816.
have sustained from them we know We have read this pamphlet under not, for on that subject his pages the mingled sensations of surprise, throw no light. But we are quite sorrow, indignation and disgust. certain that no provocation can posSurprise, that any man could be sibly warrant the unjustifiable manner found hardy enough to prefix his in which he has attacked them as a name to such a libellous production body. Insinuations the most vile as the one now before us. Hitherto and despicable are thrown out against it has been the boast of Englishmen, individuals who have been employed that in their favoured country, and in the service of the Society, and under their glorious constitution, whose sole offence, so far as we can every subject is presumed innocent perceive, is, that they have been until he has been proved guilty by a employed by them! but not content jury of his peers.
But here we have with this, Mr. Goakman has raked individuals boldly charged with crimes together all the mire and filth which of the most atrocious nature, some lay in his way, for the unworthy purof which, if brought home, must pose of bespattering every member of the Institution. How is it possi- scriptural duties; that iznorance, ble, then, to restrain our disgust, when and implicit taith, and an inquisition, we recollect that the writer of this are evangelical privileges and divine pamphlet had been for years “ Prin- blessings; vain we trust, will be all ter to the Institution,” with a Salary, attempts to per-wade Protestants with if we are correctly informed, of £850 the bible in their hands to unite with per. annun; that while he was in the the church of Rome. actual receipt of this liberal stipend, The present is a plain and judicihe was mute respecting any abuses ous discourse, in which the principal in the management of its affairs; and errors of that corrupt communion are that it is only since his connection clearly stated, and briefly shewn to be with that Society has terminated that inconsistent with the principles of his mind has become filled with in- reason, and contrary to the dictates of dignation at its proceedings. Mr. scripture. It forms an excellent Goakman, who is a Hebrew printer, little manual, worthy to be in the should have placed as a motto in the hands of every protestant. Having title page of his pamphlet, the well- no doubt that the first impression known words “ Quorum pars magna will be soon exhausted, we will take fui !” And though a certain degree of the liberty of recommending a new mystery must be admitted to attach edition in a small and cheap form for to the enquiry how the London more extensive circulation among Society contrived to expend £10,000. plain Christians, whose information of the public money in the space of and advantages the author appears seven years, it is a question which, particularly to have had in view. after all, we shrewdly suspect that no We have only room for one extract one man is so competent to answer as which we shall make from the head Mr. Goakman himself!!!
of errors in discipline.
“ Our Lord Jesus came into the world,
armed with power to kill and to make The Errors of the Church of Rome. alive. But he never employed this power A Sermon preached at the Nether to frighten or compel men to submit Chapel, Sheffield, April 17, 1816. at
to him. He appealed to his works & Meeting of the Associated Churches
as evidences, which should convince of the West-riding of Yorkshire ; friend or brother. His Apostles, also,
men; and reasoned with them as a and Published at their Request. could kill or make alive; yet they comBY JANES BENNETT. Rotherham. mended themselves to every man's conCrookes ; Hamilton, Williams and science in the sight of God, and said, Son; London. Pp. 40. 8vo. 1816. I speak as unto wise men : judge ye
what I say. Not that we have dominion So long as Popery retains any part over your faith; but are helpers of your of its usurped dominion over man- joy.' kind, it behoves the friends of genuine “ But the church of Rome, having Christianity to bear testimony against formed an alliance with the state, has its corruptions. If this testimony be employed its sword, which she calls St. more suitable at one period than Peter's sword, to cut off men's ears, reanother, it must certainly be so at gardless of Christ's reproof to Peter,the present, when the antichristian
Put up thy sword into the sheath: all power has regained extensive terri- 1 they that take
the sword shall perish by tories which it had once given up for has empowered them to compel men to
the sword.' They pretend that Christ lost, has reorganized its Jesuitical
come in to the gospel-feast: though comJanizaries of proselytism and per- mon sense would convince every man, that secution, and has begun to react in the compulsion which our Lord intended some places the horrors and atrocities to inculcate in that parable, is such as is of past ages : while in our own coun- employed with friends invited to a feast: try no small ingenuity and sophistry that is earnest invitations and entreaties, are exerted to conceal the deformities which they could not refuse. For who of this odious system, and to make would ever have thought of beating men, the demon of darkness appear like they would not come and sup with us?
much less of threatening to kill them, if an angel of light. But till it can Might they not as well have forced those be shewn, that to pray without un- who were at first invited; but, as they derstanding, to obey without reason, were allowed to stay away if they deterand to believe against sense, are mined, so the persons found in the bighways and hedges were only to be com- We cannot conclude our review pelled by kind entreaties. But the without adding, that for a clear church of Rome having become a harlot method, siinple and perspicuouş to the state, has employed the power of style, correct taste and scriptural the world to execute ber decrees, and has sentiment, we feel pleasure in recomburned men, for conscience sake, with all the horrors of her infernal Inquisi- mending this sermon to the imitation tion. Infernal! The tribunal of the In- of younger preachers; and we hope quisition is ten thousand times worse than especially, that those who are receivhell. For in the abodes of the damned, ing the author's academical instrucpunishment is inflicted by almighty jus- tions to prepare them for the Christice, according to the sentence of wisdom tian ministry, will give evidence in and equity; but in the court of the In- | their future ministrations that they quisition, which the church of Rome has have profited by so good an example. established to punish those whom she terms heretics, all equity is rènounced, and the most iniquitous modes of torture are employed, to make men confess them- Poetical Effusions, on Subjects Religiselves guilty, in order to obtain a plausi- ous, Moral, and Rural. BY MA'Rble pretext for burning them alive. Thus
GARET BURTON, of Darlington. Rome has shed more blood than would
London, Printed for the Author, float the largest ship of war in the British
and sold by Gale and Fenner. F.C. navy, and has added so many for truth, that the floor of this building would
8vo. pp. 150. 5s. boards. 1816. not contain the catalogue. This, I should not think it right to of our readers, that, in our first
It may be in the recollection of some mention, did not that church still justify volume, p. 351. we presented them ders were committed in an age, in which with some specimens of this Lady's all denominations seemed to think it law- poetry, with which she very politely ful to burn their neighbour for the love favoured us, at the solicitation of a of their Maker. Calvin and Socinus mutual friend. It struck us at the sanctioned persecution, by words or time that the productions of her muse deeds ; but they who now condemn the were of no ordinary cast, and that conduct of their forefathers, should not opinion, appeared to be sanctioned by bear the reproach of their sins. church of Rome, however, bas never re- ourselves. We have now the plea
The better judges (on this subject) than nounced the doctrine of persecution. A truly catholic-Popery would be a sole
sure of announcing the publication of cism. The claim of right to rule the con
a volume by the same fair authoiess, sciences of men, is interwoven into the which we beg leave to recommend to yery natnre of this false religion, and the the particular attention of our readers late events in France and Spain, have in general, and especially of our shewn that Popery is unchanged ; as all younger poetical friends, who, unless who have closely studied its genius, must we much mistake the matter, may pronounce it unchangeable. Spain, de- derive no inconsiderable pleasure and groans under the infamous burden of the profit from them. The “Elegy on a Inquisition. France has but yesterday
neighbouring scene, written in Windisplayed the horrors of the dark ages.
ter' - and the affecting Tale of A nation that boasts of its refinement and “ William and Maria,” would reflect gallantry, bas shewn itself Popish again, no discredit on the pen of Southey or by violating the modesty of the defence- Wordsworth. And if it be true, as less sex, and whipping to death naked we have been informed that Mrs. Burwomen in her streets. The plunder, and ton is the mother of a numerous offbanishment, and murder of Protestants
, spring, that in her younger days her teach us that the harlot still loves to get situation in life afforded her drunk with the blood of the saints and
very the martyrs of Jesus. Who would not advantages of mental cultivation, and exclaim with the dying Patriarch, in that she is now actively employed in struments of cruelty are in their habita- the education of young people for tions; 0, my soul, come not thou into ministering towards the support of their secret; unto their assembly, mine her own family, we presume it cannot honour, be not thou united, for in their be too much to say, that this little anger they slew a man, and in their self- volume comes recommended by powwill they digged down a wall: cursed be erful claims upon the public attention. their anger for it was fierce, and their wrath for it was cruel?" »
Religious and Literary Intelligence.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL belonging to such institutions (each of SOCIETY.
them good) I shall leave to others to de[Concluded from page 30.] cide. I cannot, however, refrain from The Duke of Sussex then rose amid the expression of my opinion, which is, great applause, and returned thanks in that that plan which is the most comprethe following speech :-“ It would be hensive in its sphere of action, and snost presumptuous in me to rise in order to general in the facility of admission for return thanks for the compliment paid the benefits of its system, is likely to the Illustrious Personage who stands first carry with it the warniest impressions. in your motion--that Personage now acts Now why do I make this observation, in the name and on the behalf of his Ladies and Gentlemen, or endeavour to Majesty, and therefore I deem ita mark impress it upon you ? because the univerof respect to the august Head of the sality of your excellent plans call upon State, to notice, that in the support my me to do so. We come here not to proRoyal Relative gives this Society, he mote one particular system on its own petreads in the steps of his Sovereign and culiar merits, or to support it to the excluFather-he follows the example so ad- sion of another. We are here not to exmirably set for him, and in so following clude the churchman, the sectarian, or it, gives a sincere hnd unequivocal proof the dissenter, not to look into the qualiof the sincerity with which he engages in fications of this man's or that man's belief, your inestimable cause.--As to the com- but to embrace all in our circle of operapliment paid to my dear and illustrious tion. Each may have its separate inteRelative, the Duke of Kent, whose rest and influence, but we ask all to enabsence no map has more reason to regret ter our establishinent, and we are therethan myself, I feel the flattering tribute for, entitled to a combination of advodeeply--his absence presses strongly on
cates, In calling, however, for such geme, because I know the feeling of his neral support, it is obvious that we, in our heart in your good cause--and because I progress, advance the interest of each know that when you all recollect his
class of thinkers--in the progress of the transcendent and pre-eminent talents for whole, each must liave its share of profit; entering upon the lucidation of so great it was, therefore, but a matter of justice a design as that which composes the supers that the institution which communicated structure of this Society, you will be the io all the greatest accumulaied benefit, more strongly sensible from that recolieco should receive the largest contribution tion, and his absence now, of the weak from the aggregate mass of society. One ness and inadequacy of my powers in the great object, then, must undoubtedly be to feeble attempt to which my inclination multiply our subscribers, and to do so by prompts me, of advocating the cause of effective arrangements and meetings. One the British and Foreign School Society. of the objects this day was, to create a In returning thanks, therefore, for my | fund for the building of the Borough Royal Relatives, I venture to make some school. Now it was most important, suggestions arising out of what I have that as this was the principal branch of heard this day. True indeed, after the the establishment, it should be in a come clear and able speech of an honourable plete form. When the Emperor Alexand intimate friend of mine (lir. ander was in this country, he was much Williams), I can have little to say on the and actively engaged in the examination general merits of this Institution, and I of some of its best institutions. am not insensible to the good and whole-licularly attended to the plan of this soci. some admonition, that when an argument ety, and evinced his feelings upon the has been once handsomely handied, the occasion, and the interest he felt in the less that is afterwards said upon it the adoption and dissemination of their prinbetter, lest its effect should become ciples, by sending into this country seveweakened, or somebody be led to say that ral persons expressly for the purpose of all was not right where so much was to be obtaining the necessary information of all said or repeated.-I cannot, however, the arrangements of the plan, with a view refrain from stating, what indeed you all to their diffusion over a considerable surknow, that various opinions prevail upon face of the globe. If other sovereigns the merits of one institution or another followed so splendid an example, we connected with the business of education. must have some place to receive those The common question, indeed, is not whe- sent for instruction here. Now the mother all are good, but which of them is ther school (for such I will call the prinbest-and most people are inclined to ex- cipal school of this society) is one winici press their determination to support the ought to have means commensurate wi best.
The particular quantum of merit your good intentions, for the general d
tribution among mankind of the system the continent. The reverend gentleman, you have set afloat. Only £1,400 were after alluding in flattering terms to the wanted. The plan of an honourable gen- presence of distinguished foreigners, contleman near me, (Mr. Smith) is a good cluded by moving thanks to the Duke of one, for which we must all feel indebted Bedford and other supporters of the instito him, and while you engage yourselves tution. in adopting and giving effect to it, re- Mr. Joseph Hume, in seconding this collect the extensive benefits you diffuse. motion, pronounced a just and well-merGreat as the general benefits of this so- ited tribute to the Duke of Bedford, as ciely are in the promotion of its objects, one (nay, the principal) of those distinyet you will do still more at this moment guished persons who had been the early of distress, by setting afloat the building patrons of Joseph Lancaster in the estabin question. By such means you will at lishment of his system. It was a trite once give employment to a number of and a common maxim, that a friend in poor and industrious men. When you re- need was a friend indeed; and such had fect on this, it will be surely an addition- | the Duke of Bedford proved himself, in al inducement to you to enable the work conjunction with Messrs. Allen, Forster, to be completed. By so exerting your Jackson, and others, throughont the deselves you will promote two great offices velopement of this plan. The honourof charity. I am gratified, and so are able gentleman, in an argumentative you, I feel confident, at seeing so many speech, reviewed the merits of the Bridistinguished foreigners present at this tish and Foreign School Society, which meeting. One eminent personage, who had spread the blessings of education all has come from Mount Caucasus, though he over the world. When a difference of has told you of his being only five weeks opinion prevailed on the subject of educain this country, has yet shewp you not only tion, and when some very eminent and the deep interest which he feels in your good men advocated the cause of the Naprosperity, hut also his full knowledge of tional Schools and others of a different the plan of your system. I am satisfied system, he would be exceedingly sorry you have been gratified at his speech, and to make a severe reflection upon those pleased at the interest which the speaker who took a contrary view of the subject evinced for the cause you have at heart. from himself. It would be harsh to make Doubtless such a meeting was novel to a severe reflection under such circum. this distinguished stranger-nor was his stances, particularly when they considercandid and genuine tribute of praise less ed that it was the proud privile novel to them. It was novel to him, be- Englishman to express his opinion as he cause in no other country but this could pleased ; but so far was he from harthose of the highest ard lowest ranks in bouring such a reflection against those society intermix with zeal and familiarity who advocated a different system of eduin the promotion of one object. Such an cation from that which be supported, that association arose from the free constitu- he looked upon them as fellow-labourers tion of this country: the highest and in the same work as himself, and, indeed, lowest are proud of it, because they alike as baving sprung from the same stocks feel the state of things it developes to be their object was good and laudable, they the proudest bulwark of the constitution had seized the hint given tbem by the under which they live. We have no con- founders of the original plan, and purtest here for religion or politics; our sued it in their own manner. In thus only contest is how to do the most exten- candidly acknowledgi the pure motives sive portion of good to the community. | of the National Society, he was yet ready Our revered sovereign warmly patronised to confess his preference for that plan this plan, and his sons had only to travel wbich was the most comprehensive in its in the course laid down by their revered system, and cheapest in its means; such, parent: to that full extent I mean w go, undoubtedly, was the British and Foreign and am proud that in so doing you con- System. It embraced a combination of ceive me entitled to your thanks.
the advantages which all public charities Rev. Mr. SCHAWBE was desired by his contained. It gave to youth the instrucExcellency Baron Juste, the Saxon Am- tion which kept them in the proper path bassador, to express his high opinion of in their maturer years. Mark what had the merits of this society, and his regret | been the effect of their system in Ireland, that he could not personally express him- where propriety and temperance succeedself in the manner he could wish upon ed ignorance and violence in different its merits. His Excellency had come parts of the population, among whom from a country where education prevail- education was diffused. ed for several hundreds of years, and Sir John JACKSON, as one of the Vice. where the Reformation had first made its Presidents, returned thanks for the appearance ; he had also given the fullest favour done to them on this occasion. assurance that be would communicate to He was a sincere member of the church his sovereign the details of the British of England, and he would be sorry if any plan of education, which he had no doubt
one could suppose that, ip supporting would be recommended by authority on this institution, he was departing from,