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Of the preceding votaries of the the sense clear and intelligible. With Muse, a great number have gone to these emendations, the verses will be " that bourpe from whence no tra-, as follows: “ My Son, go not tbou in veller returns," long before Camp- the way with them, keep thyfoot from bell made his compilation and Down their patbs. For the net is not spread man among the rest ;-the omission in vain in the sight of every lord of of wbose name in Campbell's speci- the wing," (the Hebrew idiom for a mens I cannot account for. Surely bird), as if the Royal Teacher had his Lucius Junius Brutus is one of said, “ Be extremely cautious, my the finest Dramatic pieces of modern Son, in what paths you walk, and days. It is in Shakspeare's best mad- keep quite clear of the ways of these
sinners, whose devices I have just Ang corrections or additions to the been describing; as in the natural, so preceding list, or biographical anec, in the moral world, the net is pot dotes, or critical observations, will spread in vain in sight of so many be accepted with due ackpowledg- thousands ; some will be taken in the ments. An Old CORRESPONDENT. soare; therefore I exbort you to be.
very careful, lest you should be among Mr. URBAN,
Nov. 9. those who are finally deceived." As yote posneti nei adimit into your Should these remarks, Mr. Urban,
interesting Miscellany remarks be of service to any of your readers, which may tend to elucidate parti. I shall be satisfied.
VERUS. cular parts of Scripture, I take the liberty of seading you the following Mr. URBAN,
Dec. ll. on Proverbs, chap. i. v. 15, 16, and
S 17, hoping at the same time that this As your valuable Miscellany is
a may not be unacceptable to suine of friend to the Establishment (and de. your numerous readers.
servedly so too) and in the hands of Whenever I have read these verses,
most Clergymen, I beg leave, by I have always found a degree of oba
means of it, to suggest a few hints to scurity attending them, which seemed
my Brother Clergy regarding the welprincipally to arise from the waut of
fare of our excellent Church. connexion. That the translators saw
It has much perplexed the world it in the same light, is not unlikely,
to account for the flourishing and as they have given rather an unusual progressive state of Religion among meaning to the word '), though it ihe Sectaries of the present day, lo must be confessed, that with the pre- the manifest detriment of the Estabseut reading, a better translation could Lished Church, and, I would say, to not be given.
the true interest of Christianity. You So the version of the Septuagint, find some ascribe this growing evil to we shall fiod great assistance towards that love of novelty, so congenial to removing the difficulties altending human nature, “ that desire of hearthis passage. The first thing we no
ing some new thing," which St. Paul tice is the omission of the 16th verse, tells us was preached in his time, with which I should not think. justifiable some, who, having itching ears, foliu any translator, unless resting on
lowed cunningly devised fables. Others firm authorities. All the MSS. col.
ascribe it to that zeal and industry Jated by Dr. Kennicott retain it, and with which Disseoters of every detherefore I retain it also ; but the in- nomination endeavour to gain contrusion of this verse destroying the verts to their doctrine. Like the Pha. connexión which subsists betweeu the risees of old, they could compass sea 15th and 17th, I should conjecture and land to gain one proselyte. Their that the 16th and 17ih verses have
success must in some measure be alchanged places, and should therefore
tributed to the above causes. reverse their order. The next thing But it is a truth not to be denied, to be observed is the trapslation which
that the progress they have hitherto the Sevenly give of the 17th verse : made, to the prejudice of the Esta“Ου γαρ εκτινεται δικτυα αδικως πτέ
blishmeat, must be imputed rather to PWTONS," including a small, but at the the supineness of some of its Clergy, same time an important variation. and to that coolness and waot of By the insertion of the vegative, they sociality and affection which is but give a reading opposite to the present too general among the Meinbers of in every respect, and at once render the Church.
PÀRT 11.] True Cause of Increase of Dissenters. 597
I remember reading an anecdote of the great work of their Apostleship. a Clergyman in Glamorganshire, who Can it be any dimioution to the dig. had not been three months absent nity of the superior Clergy to admit from his Parish for the space of 85 the inferior part of that body to a years ; the consequence of which was, familiarity with them, to call upon ihat there was not a Disseuter in the them, and invite them occasionally whole parish. Were all the Clergy to their tables ? On the contrary, to tread in the steps of this worthy would not such conduct exalt them Divine, sure I am, that Sectaries
iu the opinion of the world, and add would no longer have reason to a lustre to their character ? When boast of the progress they are make the senior Clergy observe so much dising. It must, however, be allowed, tance towards the junior, where arethe that the Clergy are of late much more latter, in a dilemina respecting some vigilant and active at their posts, and part of their duty, to seek for advice, that such conduct has produced very if the former by their distant manner beneficial effects. In the emphatical seem unwilling to give them any? language of Holy Writ, they have There is nothing so becoming as done as they are commanded, and yet to see brethren professing the same there is room.
Religion living together in love and There is another thing to be ob- unity. We admire that harmony and served, which perhaps tends more to affection subsisting among the diffethe prejudice of the Churcb of Eng- rent sects of Dissenters. It is to this land than any one thing that cau bond of mutual love, union, and chapossibly be named, and that is, the rity, by which they are so strongly want of brotherly love and affection connecied together, that they owe amongst her Ministers *. This does
not only the rapid growth of their more real disservice to the Establish
respective tenets, but the very exment than is generally thought, or istence of their societies. They have indeed than can easily be imagined. their monthly, their quarterly, and For the Laity naturally conceive that
yearly associations, wherein they There cannot be much genuine reli- meet punctually, to encourage one gion in that society, the professed another, and to repeat their profesmembers of which have so little bro- sions of zeal and resolution to suptherly love and affection among them- port both their doctrine and their selves. Their hauteurisno where more. Ministers, both by personal and peobservable than at their Visitations.
cuniary aid. The inferior Clergy upon such oc- Here indeed Dissenters are an ex casions are scarcely noticed, even in ample to the Members of the Estabthe Church ; but out of the Church lished Church. What would be the reit is entirely out of the question. sult of a conduct of the same nature There is at such times a sumptuous on the part of the Churchmen, it is dinner provided, at which the Chan- no difficult matter to aoticipate. I cellor, or the Archdeacon, as the case would venture to assert that, in a may be, with a few of his friends,
very short space of time, the number beneficed Clergy, assemble at such of Sectaries would visibly diminish. expense that the inferior part of thein, Their Sectarian principles would imthe poor Curates, are effectually ex.
perceptibly die away, and they would cluded from partaking of the enter- slide into ihe Church almost without tainment. Nor have I perceived the their being conscious of the change. least disposition on the part of these
The body of Christ would be whole Dignitaries to lessen the bill upon and without rent; and all the ends, at those occasions, so that the beneficed least of the British Isle, would become and unbeneficed might meet together one fold under one shepherd. in a friendly and social manner, be- CLERICUS ECCLESIÆ ANGLICANÆ. come acquainted with each other, be edified by exchange of sentiment, and
St. Peter's College, encouraged by inutual admonitions
Westminster. to carry on with zeal and assiduity
OUR Correspondent, Byro, in * Our worthy Correspondent must have
bis communications respecting been particularly unfortunate, as, we hope Hertfordshire, has inserted Edmund and trust, there can be rarely a cause for Waller as a native of Coleshill in such a complaint. Edit.
that county: lo a letter to you a
few weeks since, I designated him as duous study, and nearly thirty years born at Colesbill, in Bucks. Coles of practical experience in political hill, as I bave since seen, is in Hert- economy, formed a combination of fordshire; and I presume your Cor-, principles all in unison with each respondent proceeds on the authority other, and calculated to promote the of his Epitaph which says,
best interests of mankind. If poli. “ Edmundus Waller, cui hoc marmor
tics had been earlier understood as sacrum est, Colshill nascendi locum ha. a science, that period would have buit,” &c.
been distinguished by the termioaByro, no doubt, considered bis au
tion of the disputes of party, and thority as good, but I think Buck the maxims of Government would inghamshire has a stronger claim, thenceforward have become invaand a better : Aubrey, in his life of riable. Human nature possessing the Waller (with whom he was well ac
same general qualities at birth all quainted), says “ that he was born at
over the globe, that system of trainBeaconsfield, in Bucks, in the fairing which is the best for one nation, bricke house, the farthest on the left is the best for all. Hitberto when hand, as you goe to Wickham.” Cap- any attempt has been made to assitain Edward Hamden, his relation, milate the laws of one country with told Aubrey that “he was borne in those of another, it has been urged, the parish of Agmundesham (Amer. that regard should be had to the dis sham) in Buckinghamshire, at a place similarity in the genius of the people. called Winchmore Hill, which was
Nor was this caution uvreasonable ; sold by his father, and which he bad for, although the foundations of the again, not long before his death, but resemblance to each other, yet the a very great desire to have bought European communities
were laid in
an age of darkness, and bore a strong tbe owner would pot sell it.
Whichever of the accounts above alterations that have since taken place you may prefer, they both seem to
were made at various periods in each, be of better authority than his epi- according to different degrees of adtapb; for we know not by whom it yancement towards civilization, and was written ; Byro's foundation ap
in the acquisition of knowledge ; and pears to me to be but slender, but if
were in part the effect of contiogent
circumstances. he has any other reason to give, I
Hence the diversity should like to see it through the me
of character awong Europeans. His. dium of your Magazine.
tory informs us, that under the feu. Yours, &c. J. TITTANSEL,
dal system, the German, the Gaul, and the Briton exhibited the sanie
character, and when we contrast the Mr. URBAN,
Dec. 20. inhabitants of Turkey and of modern A
RECENT Criticism upon Mr. Italy with the ancient Greeks and
Robert Owen's Address to the Romans, climate does not appear to Sects, Classes, and Parties of the Bri. have any influence in the formation tish Empire, concludes by reminding of character which the institutions of us tbat • Ammonius of Egypt bad a country cannot counteract. How. the reverie of melting down all sects ever generally this truth may be adof religion and philosophy into one miltei, the inportant benefits that mass, keeping the gold and getting would result from its practical aprid of the dross.” This allusion, not- plication in forming new and com. withstanding it was intended to con- prehensive arrangements have been vey an unfavourable opinion of the comparatively unknown. But unless practical result of Mr. Owen's la- mankind in general were sufficiently bours, metaphorically describes the enlightened as to be induced to act course which I conceive that eminent upon correct priociples, how, it may philanthropist has actually pursued. be asked, can we effect a change so If he has nol, like “ Ammonius, bad extensive as this view of the subject the reverie of boiling dowu all sects seems to contemplate, without enof religion and philosophy," he has dangering the social system altogeyet managed to separate the gold ther? and even an endeavour to graft from the dross, and, iu imitation of any of these principles upon the existthe great Father of experimental ing state of society might so disarphilosophy, has, after long and ar- range our institutions as to occasion
PART 11.] Defence of Mr. Owen.--Miscellaneous Remarks. 599 some disorder. It has been remarked
Nov. 24. by a celebrated Author of the present
DLEASE to accept a few strictures day, that, “ As the various uopatural and observations on some of modes and babits of living, to which
late Numbers. the bodily constitution is gradually
Three Estates. reconciled by a course of luxurious indulgences, bave such a tendency to
Parti. p. 364. b. Mr. Prebendary correct each other's effects, as to ren. Dennis, if his speech is here correctly der a partial return to a more simple reported, in speaking of the “Conregimen, a dangerous, and, sometimes, stitutional claiin” of the Convocation a fatal experiment; so it is possible,
“ to act as one of the Three Estates that many of our imperfect political of the Realm,” probably did not reinstitutions may be so accominodated collect the title of the service for the to each other, that a partial execu
5th of November, which is “ A Form tion of the most plausible and equit- of Prayer and Thanksgiving for the able plans of reformation, might happy deliverance of King James, tend, in the first instance, to frus. and The Three Estates of England.” trate those important purposes which The Convocation, whose power I am we are anxious to promote."-Stew- far from wishing to see abridged, is art's Philosophy of the Mind, vol. i. not one of the three Estates of the
Realm, any more than the King himMr. Owen has not only by patient self (sometimes erroneously so called) induction discovered the true prin- is one of them. The Lords Spiritual ciples of political economy, but has and Temporal are two of the Estates, also suggested the best and safest and the Conimons are the third. mode of facilitating their speedy in
Phænix, a Palm Tree. troduction into practice. He has su
P. 420. It is memorable, that the perceded the necessity of
learned Sir Thomas Browne did not or sudden changes on the one hand, discover the mistake (which bas been or of making any alteration in the corrected, p. 504, part ii. 99,) arising laws of the country on the other from the identity of the names in Having ascertaioed that communities of from one to two thousand Greek of the Phoenix and Palm Tree, individuals are the most advantage. dit to the story built upon it: “ If
though he did sot give implicit creous in every respect for buman nature, he recommends tbat the desti- strictly taken for the Phænix," he tute, the unemployed, and the pa- delivered by Plutarch, that the brain
says, very strange is, that which is rochial poor should be placed under thereof is a pleasant bit, but that it arrangeinents that will enable them causeth the head-ach.” Vulgar Er.. to support themselves. The wasteful or injudicious expenditure of the rors, p. 110. poor-rates
is now universally con- Turpin, the Highwayman. demned, and while the appropriation P. 604. Your Kentish Correspondof these funds, as proposed by Mr. ent, part ii. p. 104, who gives a cir. Owen, will be productive of consi- cumstantial account of Turpin, the derable saviog, it will at the same highwayman, is probably well informtime conduce to the comfort and ed. I have commonly heard il said, happiness of those for whose relief that, taking a pistol from his pocket they were designed. Thus will the and shooting a game-cuck, that acdisorders ever of present society be cidentally crossed him on the road, corrected, by detaching the dissatis- was the occasion of his being apprefied and the turbulent, and rendering hended and discovered. them contented and peaceful - but they will be made subservient to a
Dandyhigher object, they will afford an Part ii. p. 7. The small sort of barnopportunity of bringing to the test door-fowls, commonly called Banof experiment, principles, which if tams, are in Chesbire called Dundies. found to be practicable, will be bail. I have also, when a boy, heard the ed as the most valuable truths in word used, with other expletives, as their beneficial consequences, that the keeping or burden of a song, or, science bas developed in all the for- songs, one or more: and, in the sanie mer ages of the world! J. M. M. early days I used to hear of
" Little Jack Dandyprat, in a white pet-· ble Society-men, and the Supreme ticoat,
Sovereign of the earth," the EmpeThe longer be lives, the shorter he grows," ror of China, whose curious rescript as an enigma of a candle. Aod,
follows on the next page, bare, like
the gods in Homer, a language of “ Little tiny Jack adandy
their own, and are not content to Stole a piece of sugar candy.”.
speak in the common dialect of morNone, however, of these gruve au.
I am, Mr. Urban, “stand. thorities point out the origin of the word, but all concor to shew, that it ing on the earth, not rapt above the
R. C. denoted something diminative, ludi: pole,” Yours, &c. crous, and contemptible.
Mr. URBAN, Towcester, Dec. 11. Cedar.
PERUSED with pleasure, in p. P. 13. It is here supposed; that 407, an observation upon the a Cedar, planted in Feb. 1676–7, is neglect of the Church wardens is not the oldest in this Kingdom. There remoyiog the earth, which has been were twó, or, I think, three very allowed to accumulale against the large ones at Wolseley Bridge, which walls of the Churches, subjecting the were said to have been brought edifices to the most prejudicial con. from Mount Lebanon by Sir William sequences from damp. As a future Wolseley, the traveller; and when he preventative of the ouisance, I sublived, many perhaps of your Corre- mit to your opinion, the propriety spondents can inform you, though I of pitching with pebbles, or other cannot. I think one of these voble stories, for about three or four feet trees was blown down about 30 years from the Church, in an oblique diago; as was, I think, a very large rection. The experiment was recomone at Hilliogdon and another at En- .mended by my late father, Mr. Gilfield. The other two, standing a bert Flesher, when Church warden of few years ago, will, I hope, long sur- this parish, about 1717, to pitch with vive and flourish.
small pebbles the North side of the The cedar, if, planted in a soil that Church, and the North and West of it loves, “ by the water-courses,” is the tower; which retains its origioal rather of quick growth. I have seen neatness and utilitý, preserving the somė, wbich the venerable planter walls from damp, and preventing the lived to see, I think, seveo or eight earth being cast thereon. The adopfeet in circumference.
tion of this system will also materiSuicide forbidden.
ally prevent the graves being dug so P. 138. Is there any word, Mr. very frequently close, as to prejudice
the foundation. G. FLESHER. Urban, in our language stronger than astonishment ? If there is, we have
Dec. 21. here occasion for it ; for I should wonder indeed, if one in ten thousand
KNOW from experience you need I
no apology for allowed, what your Reviewer (I ve
my troubling you, lieve it is) says, is “ universally al
as many old Westminsters will feel lowed,” that “Suicide does not come
gratified to read in your extensive under the Sixth Commandment!". Is lative to the lillle world at St. Peter's,
circulating Publication, any thing rethere a child of tev years old, that which will recall to their minds the does not koow that a Thou shalt do
"eventful history of their boyish days;" no murder=" OU COVEU Deus, non occides, and you will gratify me by communi. (take it in what language you please) cating to them, that I had an intellecis a prohibition of all murder, and
tual treat on the 13th inst. I attend. therefore of self-murder, as well as ed the third representation of the of any other.
Adelphi, by the gentlemen of the Missionary Language. King's School. I was never more P. 263. b. Ikuuw not whether it is delighted. They performed it to the the Missionary Society, or their Eulo. admiration of a most crowded augist, that has made the discovery,' that dience of the first rank and respectanearly 100 millions of immortal beingsbility in the kiogdom. are found under the domioion of the The contrast of the Adelphi Mitio small kingdom of Great Britain and (Mr. Short) and Demea (Mr. HenderIreland."" But Missionaries and Bi- son), was admirably supported in