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society continues to flourish under his gious books, on principles strictly Uniministry, and the good cause of primi-' tarian. It has but just gone into opetive Christianity every day gains ground. ration, but I look, with confidence, Our chapel, or church, as it is called for good effects to result from it. among us, is a large building, contain We have likewise a benevolent soing, on the lower area and gallery, ciety for the purpose of raising a fund more than a hundred pews. These, for the relief of the widows and families with the exception of a few in the gals of the deceased ministers of our church. lery, are all occupied ; and the house A considerable sum is already obtained, is usually well filled on the Sabbath, and put out at interest; and this will by devout and attentive hearers. be increased by the annual subscrip

The most perfect harmony has hi- tions of the members, and by collectherto prevailed in all our transactions. tions annually made for this purpose Though the assessments on our pews at the church. We have lately introare heavy, they are paid without a duced a new collection of hymns, pubmurmur; and when money is wanted lished not long since by the Unitarian for any benevolent purpose, it is cheer- Society in New York. On the whole, fully contributed. The number of though we have some difficulties to those who habitually unite in the cele- contend with, our prospects are fair ; bration of the Lord's Supper, of white and, along with the general aspect of persons, is about one hundred; of things, the “ signs of the times,” both black, a still larger number. The the- in Europe and this country, give great ological books in the late Mr. Forster's encouragement to the lovers of the library were purchased by a number “ truth as it is in Jesus.” A spirit of of individuals, and presented to the inquiry is awakened very extensively ; church, on condition that a certain ad

Unitarians have no cause to be appredition should be annually made to their. hensive for the results. number. Thus the foundation is laid

M. L. HURLBUT.* for a library, which must, in process of time, become highly valuable and

• We fear we may not have correctly important.

We have lately organized deciphered our correspondent's signature. a society for the distribution of reli- Ed.

Alnwick, seen, takes notice of derivative words

September 4, 182). formed by the insertion of the serviles N the last Number but one of the A, 17, 1,, in primitive words of two nserted some hints of mine respecting mine, and I now wish to shew the indethe propriety of forming a Hebrew. pendent powers of those serviles, and English Lexicon upon philosophical how they affect the root. The subject principles. Those hints were neces- is curious, and may be safely used as arily scanty and imperfect ; and I a fine key in unlocking part of the low wish, with your leave, to add the casket which has hitherto enclosed this

venerable language, and concealed its No lexicographer, that I have ever beauties from general observation. 1. The s marks dignity, strength or firmness, and when inserted between *o radical letters, forming an elementary term, it denotes the consequence or ffect of the idea conveyed by the primitive term: Roots.

Derivatives. .

. w2 to be abashed.

. 27 to tremble.

. 77 to form around.

. VI to disturb.

VAT to tremble. a to extinguish.

. 78 to provoke

789 to fester, rankle. 2. The letter i denotes eminence, excellence or loveliness, and when iserted between two radical letters forming a primitive word, it generally etains its independent power, and influences the primitive accordingly : VOL. XVI.

4 F

Sir,

I

ollowing

.a pit בר

.an opening באר .to putrify באש

.to faint דאב .to dwell דאר

.to injure כאב

.to love אהב .to piteli a tent אהל

,to shine בהר

.order טר

,pure טהר

.a conjuror אוג

Roots.

Derivatives. 2x to desire.

. 5x to protect.

. 92 to manifest.

. ar to flow forth.

ani yellow, shining oil.

. ,ja to adjust.

jota to adorn. 58 to sound.

5078 to shout with joy. sp a noise.

Sap a crowd of people. 3. The independent power of the letter y seems to me to denote union, connexion or a tying, and when inserted between two letters forming a root, it generally signifies hypocrisy, rashness or absurdity: Roots.

Derivatives.
Na swelling

.
5x power.

Sin presumption. 7x sorrow.

718 idolatry. 07 to compare.

017 crime, 21 to dart about.

21 the fly god. to penetrate.

Tin to propose a riddle. to enclose.

012 an owl. 4. The letter denotes power or energy, and when inserted between two letters forming a root, it generally signifies power or energy influenced by malignant dispositions : Roots.

Derivatives.

a'x to swell with hatred. 78 a mist.

7' calamity. 0x ah! where?

prix a bird of prey, a merlin.

box a mighty one. DN to sustain.

D'x terrible. sa to roll.

boa to dance around.

to swell with desire אב

58 power.

P7 to beat.

.a battery דיק

It should also be observed here, that reality derivatives, and also by pointthese serviles, when inserted, have not ing out their independent powers and only the significations attributed to the effects they have upon elementary them, but they also possess the power- words. I will go a step farther. The ful properties of converting nouns into elementary words in the language are verbs, adjectives, &c., and vice versâ. few; many words besides the classes This observation is capable of receiving referred to are derivatives; and it is abundant and decisive illustrations if possible so to analyze the language, that necessary, but I shall not trespass upon all the remaining elementary words the pages of your valuable work with may be ascertained, and their respective any examples.

derivatives judiciously arranged beneath It would be a useful and valuable them, according to the grand laws of employment to ascertain all the real association. This has been happily primitives in the language; to fix upon done in the Welsh language by mi their genuine and primary significa- excellent friend W. 0. Pughe, Esq., tions; and to shew the independent in his noble and herculean Welsh Dicand relative powers of all the letters tionary, and partly so in the Greek, by called serviles when used in composi- the learned Dr. Jones, in his admirable tion, either singly or alone, and in Grammar of that language. Apply every state of combination. And this the same principles to Hebrew, and is the more necessary, as these subjects it will shine forth in all its sublime have hitherto remained in impenetrable energy and finished simplicity. darkness. I flatter myself that I have

WILLIAM PROBERT. led the way, by shewing that all words having A, 7, 1, ', inserted, though generally considered as roots, are in

Sylva Biographica.

De Merito Mortis Christi, et Mo

do Conrersionis, Diatriba duo. Oxon. (Continued from XIII. 105.)

1626, 4to.-Concio ad Clerum habita II.

ir Templo B. Maria, Oxon. 5 Jul. TO. 212. THOMAS BAYLIE, a

1622, in Jud. ver. xi., printed with

the former. He hath also, as I have Wiltshire man born, was entered been informed, one or more English either a Servitor or Batler # of St.

sermons extant, but such I have not Alban's Hall, in 1600, aged 18, elected

yet seen. Demi f of Magdalen College, in 1602, and Perpetual Fellow of that house, he was turned out from Mildenhall,

After the restoration of his Majesty, 1611, he being then M. A. Afterwards and, dying at Marlborough, in 1663, he became Rector of Maningford

was buried in the Church of St. Peter Crucis, near to Marlborough, and in there, the 27th of March. Whereupon 1621, was admitted to the reading his conventicle, at that place, was carthe sentences, at which time, and after, ried on by another brother, as zealous he was zealously inclined to the Puri

as himself. (Athen. Oxon.) tanical party. in 1641, siding openly with them, he took the Covenant, was

IL made one of the Assembly of Divines, and soon after had the rich rectory of No. 216. GEORGE KENDAL reMildenhull, in his own country, (then ceived his first being in this world at belonging to Dr. George Morley, Cofron, in the parish of Darolish, near a royalist, S) conferred upon him; Exeter. Educated in grammar learnwhere, being settled, he preached up ing in the said city, where his father, the tenets held by the Fifth-Monarchy George Kendal, Gent., mostly lived, men, he being, by that time, one hiin- he was entered a Sojourner of Exeter self, || and afterwards became a busy College in 1626, and was made Probaman in ejecting such as were then tioner Fellow, in the fourth year fol(1654 and after) called ignorant and lowing, being then B. A. Afterwards, scandalous ministers and schoolmas. by indefatigable industry, he became a ters. I He hath written,

most noted philosopher and theologist, a disciple and admirer of Prideaux,

and his doctrines; and as great an *“A poor University scholar, that at- enemy to Arminius and Socinus as tends others for his maintenance.” Dict. any. Anglo-Brit., 1715, in voco.

In 1642, being then B. D., he closed † “A scholar that batues or scores for with the Presbytcrians, then dominant, diet in the University." Ibid.

notwithstanding the king, that year, " A Half-fellow at Magdalen Col- to mitigate his discontent, had zealege.” Ibid.

Who, after the Restoration, became lously recommended him to the soBishop of Winchester.

ciety, to be elected rector of Exeter ! This, Calamy appears to admit, (Cont. College, on the promotion of Prideaux 864,) only adding, “ It was not for that he was ejected, but for his Nonconfore mity."

countenance, by word or practice, any [ In the Ordinance, (see XIII. 105, Whitson-ales, Wakes, Morris-dances, MayNote ,) among the Commissiopers for poles, Stage-plays, or such like liceutious ! Wilts is “ Mr. Thomas Baily, of Marl. practices.” : borough,” joined with “ Sir Anthony * John Prideaux, rector of Exeter

Ashley Cooper, Barovet, Alexander Pop- College, and for 26 years “ King's Proham, Esq., William Ludlow, Esq.," &c. fessor of Divinity" in the University; in &c. Among the “ ministers and school- which office he “ shewed himself a stout masters" who were to “ be deemed and champion against Socinus and Arminius." accounted scandalous in their lives and Many “ Outlanders, some of them divines conversations," are brought together of note, and others meer laymen, that "such as have publicly and frequently have been eminent in their respective read or used the Common-Prayer Book countries, retired to Exeter College for since the first of January last, or shall at his sake, and had chambers and diet there, any time hereafter do the same; such as purposely to improve themselves by his do publicly and profanely scoff at, or rerile company, his instruction and direction the strict profession or professors of reli. for course of studies.” Athen. Oxor. II. gion or godliness, or do encourage and 68,

70.

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Sylva Biographica to the See of Worcester.* About 1647, upon the Restoration, he left London and he became rector of Blissland, near became rector of Kenton, near Exeter, to Bodmin, in Cornwall. But being which he kept till the Act of Confor. eagerly bent against that notorious In- mity was published in 1662, at which dependent, John Goodwin, + left that time, giving it up, he retired to his rectory some years after, and obtained house at Cofton, where he spent the the ministry of a church in Gracious short remainder of his days in a reStreet, in London, purposely that he tired condition. His works are these: might be in a better capacity to oppose

Collirium; or an Ointment to him and his doctrine.

open the Eyes of the poor Cavaliers;" In 1654, he proceeded D. D., I and published after the Cavaliers had been

defeated in the West.

“ Vindication of the Doctrine com. • " To his great impoverishment. He monly received in Churches, concerning became at length verus librorum helluo; God's Intentions of special Grace an, for having first by indefatigable studies Favour to his Elect in the Death of digested his excellent library into his Christ." Lond. 1653, fol. mind, he was after forced again to devour

“Of Christ's Prerogative, Power, all his books with his teeth; turning Prescience, Providence, &c., from the them, by a miraculous faith and patience; Attempts lately made against them by into bread for himself and his children,” Mr. John Goodwin, in his Book enti. He died in 1650, aged 72. Athen. Oxon. II. 69, 70.

tled Redemption redeemed.• “Di† A zealous Arminian, and well known gressions concerning the Impossibility in the political history of his time as a of Faith's being an Instrument of Jusdetermined Republican. He had the ho. tification," &c. These two last things pour to be joined with Milton among the are printed with the Vindication. exceptions in “ the Act of Indemnity," Sancti Sanciti : or the common 1660 ; and also to have his " book enti- Doctrine of the Perseverance of the țled the Obstructers of Justice," written Saints : as who are kept by the Power in defence of Charles's execution,“ pub- of God, through Faith, unto Salvation; licly burnt by the hand of the common vindicated from the Attempts lately hanginan,” according to Royal proclamation, in company with “ Johannis Miltoni made against it by John Goodwin, Angli pro Populo Anglicano Defensio,"

in his book entitled Redemption re. and the Iconoclastes. See Dr. Z. Grey's deemed." Lond. fol. 1654. This book “ Attempt towards the Character of the is animadverted upon, by the said John Royal Martyr,” 1738, pp. 68, 70. Goodwin, in his“ Triumviri, or the

John Goodwin was born in 1593, and Genius, Spirit and Deportment of educated at Cambridge. In 1633, he be- Three Men, Mr. Richard Resbury, came vicar of the Church in Coleman Mr. John Parson and Mr. George Street, whence he was ejected “ in 1645, Kendal, in their late Writings against by the Committee for plundered Minis- the Free Grace of God, in the Redempters," for refusing to administer baptism tion of the World.” and the Lord's supper promiscuously to all the parish. He afterwards had a pri

“ A Pesou for a Horn-book : or an vate meeting in Coleman Street. He died in 1665.

Calamy, with whom an Independent and Moderator of the first General Assembly an Arminian were no peculiar favourites, of the Ministers of Deron, that met at admits, (Account, p. 53,) that John Exon, Oct. 18, 1655." Goodwin “ had a clear head, a fluent * Baxter also engaged in this contro. tongue, a penetrating spirit, and a mar versy, and wrote “ An Answer to Dr. vellous faculty in descanting on Scripture; Kendal," whom he describes as “ a little, and, with all his faults, must be owned to quick-spirited man, of great ostentation, have been a considerable man." See also and a considerable orator and scholar. Noncon. Mem. ed. 2, 1. 196–198. Top. He was driven on," says he, “ further ty lady has bestowed upon John Goodwin others than his own inclination would hare an abundant share of that scurrility led him. He thought to get an advantage poured out on nearly all the Arminians for his reputation, by a triumph over who came in his way, and with which he John Goodwin and me; for those that has disgraced the pages of his “ Historic set him on work, would needs have him Proofs of the Calvinism of the Church of conjoin us both together, to intimate that England.” See pp. xl. xlvii.

I was an Arminian," Relig. Bart. p. Calamy says, (Cone, 260,) « he was 110,

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Apology for University-learning, as allude to the limits which the minister necessary to country Preachers : being ought to prescribe to himself in his interan Answer to Mr. Horne's (John course with the world. In the determiHorne) Books, wherein he gores all nation of this question, the different haUniversity Learning.” Printed in folnecessarily have great influence. Some

bits, dispositions and tempers of men will with Sancti Sanciti.

are of a cheerful, social turn; others of a Fur pro Tribunali. Examen dia.

more retired and austere character; and logismi, cui inscribitur, Fur predes- what appears to the former only an innotinatus,*

Oxon. 1657, 8vo. De cent acquiescence in the customs of soDoctrina Neopelagiana. Oratio habita ciety, will be deemed by the latter a mark in Comitiis. Oxon. 9 July, 1654. of a light and frivolous mind, and wholly Troissii Vita et Victoria. De Scientia unsuitable to that grave and dignified Media brevicula Dissertatio in qua demeanour which the minister of the Twissii Nomen à Calumnis Francisci gospel ought on occasions to maintain. Annati Jesuitæ vindicatur,-Disser

« The first suggestion, then, which I

shall venture to offer upon this subject tatiuncula de novis Actibus sint ne

is, that we be careful not to put a harsh Deo ascribendi? These two last

construction on the conduct of our brothings are printed, and go with Fur ther, nor to fancy that because his relipro Tribunali.

gion does not wear precisely the same At length, after a great deal of rest- appearance as our own, he is not thereless agitation carried on for the cause, fore impressed with a due sense of the our author died at Cofton on the 19th paramount importance of religion, and of August, 1663, and was buried in the the awful responsibility which attaches to chapel adjoining to his house there, the discharge of the ministerial functions, leaving then behind him the character To prescribe a general standard of man. of a person well read in polemical tion from which shall be regarded as a

ners and demeanour, the slightest deviadivinity; a ready disputant, a noted preacher, a zealous and forward Prese proof of deficiency in religious feeling, is

not more reasonable than to require that byterian, but hot-headed, and many all men shall frame their countenances times freakish. (Athen. Oaon.) precisely according to the same model.

LIGNARIUS. Religion is not of this exclusive character:

it will combine itself with all tempers and Bristol, dispositions ; with the lively as well as

September 24, 1821, the sedate ; with the cheerful as well as DR

R. KAYE, the new Bishop of the grave,
Bristol, made his primary

Visi.

“ I shall observe, in the second place, tation last month, and the Charge lawful for the Christian minister to mix

that in determining to what extent it is delivered on the occasion I have read in the business or the pleasures of the with great pleasure. The spirit displayed world, the error against which he should through the whole, is worthy a Chris- be most careful to guard is excess. When tian teacher, and the practical advices we were admitted into the priesthood, we and admonitions addressed to his cler- bound ourselves, if not by an express, yet gy, such as it would do all Christian by an implied promise, to give ourselves ministers good to attend to. The chief wholly, to that office whereunto it had of these I have transcribed, and shall pleased God to call us, so that, as much be happy to see them placed in the

as lay in us, we would apply ourselves columns of the Repository.

wholly to that one thing, and draw all E. B.

our cares and studies that way. The

mode in which we discharge the obliga, The conclusion of the Bishop of Bristols tion thus contracted is the criterion by

Charge to his Clergy, delivered in Aue which men of all classes, but especially gust, 1821.

those in the inferior ranks of life, estimate “I proceed to another topic, the most

our sincerity. If, at the very time that important perhaps to which your atten

we are in our discourses, enlarging upon tion can be directed, but, at the same

the infinite superiority of heavenly to time, the topic on which the greatest earthly interests, and inculcating the nevariety of opinions is likely to prevail ; i cessity of constant and earnest endeavours

to abstract the thoughts from the present

scene, and to fix them upon eternity--if, This was a dialogue between a cri at this very time, we shew in our conduct minal who excuses his crime, on the plea a restless anxiety for worldly riches and of predestination, and the judge who is distinction, or an immoderate eagerness about to sentence him,

in the pursuit of worldly pleasures, can

SIR,

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