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in England; and that to controvert They intreat the attention of their the claims of Unitarian Christianity is successors in office to the corresposthe work of a Trinitarian Missionary dence which has already passed on periodical within two years froro its this subject; the gentlemen to whom establishment ? May such work in- their views were first directed declined crease on the hands of its conductors, the task; but it is expected that in the and make them the agents of a good course of the summer the services of they never contemplated, in the esta- one who is well qualified for a Missio blishment of the pure gospel in Hin- nary in that direction will be available. doostan!
[Mr. Smethurst has been in the North Your Secretary has received some of Ireland and his reception exceeded interesting communications on the his expectations. Further particulars state of religion in the islands of the hereafter.] Indian Archipelago, from an intelli Your committee trust, that upon gent Unitarian who has made nine the whole, the affairs of the Society voyages thither, and who on one occa- will not be thought to have languishal sior, spent three years in the island of in their hands. In the plans which Borneo. [Of these, use will be made have been formed, and, as far as cirin the next Vol.] Although the esta- cumstances would allow, acted upon, blishment of Unitarian Missionaries and in the prospects which are opelthere is, we fear, out of the question ning, they leave their successors in for some time, yet much good may be office a rich inheritance of usefulness : occasionally effected by the efforts of and they retire from the situation persons similarly disposed with the which your choice called them to bill, worthy author of these remarks. We with the consciousness of having zeaowe to him our ability to boast of at lously exerted themselves for the proleast one floating Unitarian Chapel, motion of your objects, and, in them, as in addition to other useful publica- of the best interests of their fellos tions he has received from our stock creatures; and with the satisfaction of tracts several forms of prayer, to that their labour has not been alto assist in conducting scriptural worship gether in vain. May the blessing or on board his vessel.
Him whose name we seek to glorify The speedy departure, for a journey by declaring the unity of his nature of some months on the continent, of a and the boundlessness of his love, rest gentleman whose services on the Sub on this, and similar Institutions, and Committee for Foreign Objects have render them subservient to the advance been most valuable, has furnished a of the time when all shall know him, very favourable opportunity for the and just notions of the Fatherly cba. distribution of the tract just mention. racter of God shall inspire with devout ed, for the acquirement of informa- and benevolent feelings every member tion, and for the promotion, in various of the common brotherhood of man. ways, of the purposes of this Society, as now extended, of which your Com
Oldbury Double Lecture. mittee have eagerly availed themselves. Except as to preaching, and without
The Annual Meeting of Ministers, expense to the Society, he wil, in which bears the name of “The Doubk effect, be a missionary, and they gladly Lecture,” took place at Oldbury, in enlisted his talents, acquirements, zeal Shropshire, on Tuesday, September and perseverance in your cause, anti- 11, (the second Tuesday in Septemcipating from them, in connexion with ber, *) 182). The Rev. James Yates, the peculiar advantages which he will of Birmingham, conducted the devopossess, the most interesting results.
tional service. Two highly interestFrom a quarter entitled to the great- ing discourses were delivered: the est attention and respect, your com- former by the Rev. Israel Worsley, of mittee have received strong representations of the expediency of a Missionary tour in the North of Ireland. second Tuesday in September, and not on
The meeting is always held on the They immediately instituted inquiries, the Tuesday after the second Sunday, 2 the result of which has been most stated by a correspondent in the last decisively favourable to the under- number of the Monthly Repository, R taking.
Plymouth, from 1 John iv. 19: “We Virginum,” was sung from the higher Jove him, because he first loved us.” choir, in the masterly accompaniment The latter, which has since been print- of select musical performers. The ed, by the Rev. Thomas Belsham, of procession then began to move from Essex Street, London, from Gen. i. 1 : the vestry, through the lower choir, to “ In the beginning, God created the the chapel, in the following order : heaven and the earth.”
The Thuriferere. The ministers and several of their
The Acolytes. friends afterwards dined together, Henry, The Master of the Ceremonies, Rev. Hunt, Esq., of West Bromwich, being
Mr. Daly. in the chair.
The Sub-Deacon, Rev. Mr. Gill. J. H. B. Deacon, Rev. Mr. O'Donnell.
The High Priest, Rev. Mr. Finn. Ireland.
The Celebrant, Very Rev. Warden This country is agitated and dis
Ffrench, graced by the most barbarous outrages.
And his Train-bearer. Limerick seems to be the centre of the
The Very Rev. Warden Ffrench disturbances. Many shocking examples of rapine and murder have been having been conducted to his faldastoexhibited in the public papers, and pium, under a rich canopy, the High
Priest and his officiating ministers resome of the infatuated criminals have - been brought to trial, and have paid of the altar.
tired to their places at the gospel-side the awful penalty of their crimes.
And now all was breathless expecThe Marquis Wellesley is gone over
tation—the young postulant appeared as Lord Lieutenant, and hopes are in the attendance of the reverend moentertained that under him an admi- ther and her assistant, robed in all nistration at once vigorous and conci- the gaudy extravagance of fashionable liatory may restore peace and order to splendour, and beaming in the glow this part of the British dominions.
of youthful modesty, which taught us Superstition is still the order of the
to believe, that had she remained in day in the sister island, of which the
the world she forsook, she would have following account of the admission of moved the attraction of every heart, a Nun is proof sufficient :
“ The leading star of every eye.” Presentation Convent, Galway.
The Very Reverend Celebrant was (From the Connaught Journal.)
then conducted to the platform of the Miss Joyce, daughter of Walter altar, and the postulant and her attendJoyce, Esq. of Mervieu, was received ants having genuflected, the ceremony to-day (Monday last) amongst the pious of reception began with the preparaand exemplary Sisterhood of the Pre- tory prayers and responsories. When sentation Convent. Scarcely have we the novice was seated, and the Celebrant ever witnessed a scene more sublimely re-conducted to the faldastorium, High imposing. The young and promising Mass commenced with peculiar digdaughter of one of our most respect- nity, and with a strict precision in all able and esteemed citizens, presenting the various ceremonies, which always herself at the altar of her God, in the render the Catholic service sublime. abandonment of every earthly consi. After the gospel, the Rev. Mr. Daly deration, in the sacrifice of every thing delivered an excellent sermon, adthat could bespeak permanency to dressed particularly to the novice, and social life, and to social happiness, prefaced by a text admirably pertinent in the dedication of her exalted talents to the subject he handled : Hearken, —of her young and innocent loveli- O daughter, and see, and incline thine ness—of the world's promise and the ear; thou shalt leave thy people and world's hopes-must, indeed, be capa- thy father's house, for the King hath ble of awakening in the breasts of all greatly desired thy beauty, and he is a generous and a dignified association; the Lord thy God.” Psalm xlv. 10, 11. whilst it affords a high and important After mass, the novice retired, whilst colouring to the completion of her the clerical choir chaunted in full tone, future existence, and her ultimate the Psalm, “Inexitu Israel de Egypto.” destiny.
At the conclusion of the Psalm, she apAt half past nine, the “O gloriosa peared disrobed of her worldly habili.
ments, and vested in the simplicity of Under these impressions the indivipenance and retirement. In the dif- dual who communicated to the Monthly ferent answers to the questions put to Repository the critical notice of Dunher by the Celebrant, she was clear can's edition of Griesbach, Vol. XII., and decisive, like one whose determi- is desirous of rendering this service to nation of embracing a life of religion the sacred literature of his country; and of chastity, was that of long and having access to a beautiful Greek conclusive reflection. The ceremony type, and enjoying facilities for the on the whole created a deep and gene- accurate superintendance of the work ral interest. The chapel and lower as it is carried through the press. The choir were crowded with the first of model which he would wish to follow, rank and distinction in our town and is Griesbach's own edition, Leipsie, vicinity. We recognised among them 1805, abridging and translating his the respectable families of his Grace introduction so far as it is necessary the Archbishop of Tuam, Collector to explain the prefixes to the solntion Reilly, our worthy Mayor, Colonel of principal various readings which Carey, &c.
adorn the margin. Unitarians may
feel an allowable complacency in the LITERARY.
reflection, that it was their Grafton Proposal of a reprint in Britain of the who essentially promoted the publica
Tert of Griesbach's Edition of the tion of Griesbach's second edition in Greek Testament, in one inexpensive Germany, a handsone acknowledgVolume.
ment of which we meet in the preface. All who are competent to appreci.
An Unitarian printer and corrector ate the merits of Griesbach's edition of were concerned in the first English the Original of the Christian Scrip. reprint of this valuable work. It will tures, and especially Unitarians, who be an additional honour to a body, know how much the controversy con- remarkable for the services which they cerning the Unity of God is abridged are rendering to primitive Christian by, the decisions of that truly impar- truth, if by their well-timed contributial critic, must, we would think, re tions they relieve the voluntary editor joice at the proposed publication in from the risk which would otherwise this country, of the Text of Griesbach be attendant upon the undertaking. merely, in an accessible form. The Subscriptions will be gratefully relarge edition, of great value, indeed, ceived (if by letter, post paid) by the containing the notes of the industrious Rev. B. Mardon, No. 19, Richmond author, and the lengthened Prolego- Street, Glasgow. mena and Appendix, must, from the expense, be confined to the compara The Rev. Dr. Barclay, son-in-law tively few; while the greater number of the late lamented Rev. Dr. JAMES of those who purchase a Greek Testa- LINDSAY, proposes to publish by subtament, are confined either to the scription, in one voluine, 8vo. price
Textus Receptus, whose value in cri- 15s., with a portrait of the author, ticism is now reduced very much to another volume of Sermons, on varithe nature of a curiosity, or to the ous subjects, from the Doctor's MSS. dangerous employment of two or three They who have read the former admieditions professing to be wholly, or in rable discourses of Dr. Lindsay, will part, derived from Griesbach; but look forward with eagerness to this which can have little other effect than publication. that of disguising Griesbach's readings. The Rev. Dr. Carpenter (in the Ap On the centenary of the birth of pendix to his incontrovertible expo- AKENSIDE, the poet, of high and classure of Magee's dishonest acts in sical celebrity, who was born in the religious controversy,) has adduced Butcher-bank, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, facts sufficiently important and glaring on the 9th of November, Cold style,) to excite honest and sincere admirers 1721, being the 21st of November new of Sacred Truth, to the employment style, a number of literary gentlemen of the most probable methods of coun- assembled at the house in which the teracting the baneful influence of the poet first drew breath, and recited artifices to which several Trinitarian some effusions, (in imitation of Akeneditors have had recoursc.
side's manner,) written for the ocean
sion, in blank verse. They adjourned and fertility! But, above all, what to Mr. Atkinson's, the George Tavern, an important store is still left; and and sat down to an elegant entertain- how great must be the advantages ment. After dinner, and following which our country will obtain when “ the King,” the “ Immortal Memory the 2692 religious houses, which yet of Mark Akenside, M. D.” was given, remain, and in which the persons of and drank with enthusiasm. Many both sexes, who occupy them, may be appropriate toasts followed, and the said to bury their posterity, shall be day was spent with decorum and reve- definitely suppressed !-El Universal. rence fitted to the occasion.--Newcas. tle Courant.
Nov. 27. The Assistant Bishop of
Madrid writer a long letter to the FOREIGN
Editors of the Universal, which he
invites them to publish in their JourSPAIN.
nal. This prelate complains of the Suppressed Monasteries.-We have audacity and effrontery of the bookbefore us an account of the number of sellers, who sell every kind of book monasteries and convents suppressed before prohibited, such as the Ruins in the Peninsula, in consequence of of Palmyra, the System of Nature, the law of the 6th of September, 1820. the Indian Cottage, &c. The statement is very curious, and we consider it worthy of the attention of Barcelona, Oct. 22.--There cannot our readers, who cannot fail to applaud be a greater proof of the great injuries the wisdom by which the country has caused to society by religious fanaticism been relieved of a heavy burden, and than what is now passing at Barcelona. recovered property of which it had The contagion makes dreadful ravages, been for ages deprived.
and the physicians, who do not sucThe Jesuits possessed, in the pro- ceed with the means of cure, wish at vinces of Toledo, Castile, Arragon least that measures of preservation and Andalusia, 124 colleges and 16 should be adopted. The Authorities houses of residence, which, if not com- agreeing with them in these ideas (bepletely occupied at the time of the sides establishing convenient barracks suppression, would soon have been so in healthy spots in the country, where in consequence of the activity of the the citizens might find an asylum from new Propagandists.
death, which is almost inevitable in The monks of St. Benedict held in the city,) had requested the clergy to the congregation of Valladolid and in avoid all meetings of a number of La Terraconese, 63 of the suppressed persons, which are on many accounts monasteries. The monks of St. Ber- ss well calculated to propagate the nard had 60 in the congregation of contagion. Yet little has been done : Castile and Leon, and in that of the the Barcelonese, like the barbarous Cistercian of Arragon and Navarre, Africans, considering all attempts to The Carthusian monks had 16 in the avoid a public calamity of this kind as provinces of Arragon and Castile. an offence to the Deity, remain in The monks of St. Jerome had 48 in their houses, daily increasing the numsix circuits of eight monasteries each. ber of victims; the ecclesiastical auThe monks of St. Basil had, in the thorities, with a kind of apathy which provinces of Andalusia, Castile and El is compatible only with the most proTardon, 17. The Premonstratensians found ignorance, permit the service in had 17 of the suppressed convents; the the churches to be attended now even Military Orders, 14; the Hospitalars by greater numbers than formerly; of St. John de Dios, 58; those of and the faithful go to pray to God to Sancti-Spiritus, 8; and those of San deliver them from evils which their Antonia Abad, 36 : making in all own ministers bring on them, and, as 477. How many hands are thus in the President of the Municipal Junta future saved for agriculture, for the judiciously observes, in his excellent arts, and every kind of industry! proclamation of the 21st instant, “ by How much wealth will be distributed a false idea of religion they expose through all the classes of society! their flocks to entire destruction." What an increase of population must In consequence of a negligence so take place in a country where the pre- injurious to the public health, an exsent population is not one half of the press order has been issued, prohibitmunber corresponding to its extent ing all numerous meetings in the cof
fee - houses, theatres and churches, feelings, fell on their knees in adoraunder any pretext whatsoever. We tion of the Almighty who gave us this could have wished that, in addition, great man. penalties had been decreed against The preacher then put up a solemo those who may transgress this order, prayer, concluding with the Lord's and that all the churches had been Prayer, after which the whole assembly closed, and some place appointed sung the hymn, “The Lord appeared, where the mass might be celebrated in and restored to us his work through the open air.
In the evening a bright fire ras GERMANY.
kindled in iron baskets placed around The monument erected at Wit- the monument, and was kept up the TENBERG in honour of Martin Lu- whole night. All the houses, not exther was commemorated with great cepting the smallest cottage, were il. solemnity on the 31st of October. luminated; the Town-house, the LyThe day being extremely fine, the ceum, the Castle and the barracks, concourse of people was very great, were distinguished by suitable inscripand the whole was conducted with a tions, and a lofty illumination between degree of order and solemnity suitable the towers of the town announced to the occasion, and which made a the sense in which the inhabitants of profound impression on the spectators. Luther's native place honoured his The statue of the great Reformer, by memory. The students of Halle, BerM. Schadow, is a masterpiece. Before lin and Leipsic, conducted themselves the statue was uncovered, the ancient in the most exemplary manner, and and celebrated hymn, “ Ein feste went at Fl at night to the marketBerg ist unser Gott was sung in place, where they sung several acadechorus, and had a surprisingly sublime mic songs. The memory of this day effect. Dr. Nitsch then delivered a will leave in the hearts of the people suitable discourse, at the conclusion of Wittenberg, and of all Protestants, of which, a signal being given, the an impression of respect and gratitude covering of the monument fell, and to his Majesty the King of Prussia, disclosed this noble work. Many of to whom we are indebted for this sothe spectators, overpowered by their lemn commemoration.
CORRESPONDENCE. Communications have been received from Dr. Morell, Messrs. Mardon ; Manning ; Henry Taylor ; and George Tyndall; and A. B.; T. C. H.; W.P. T. P.; and A Bible-Only-Christian.
We are sorry that the article of Intelligence from Leicester was mislaid, and shall be much obliged to the writer if he will furnish us with the account a second tiine.
M. A. is informed that a memoir of Tucker, the author of “ Light of Nature,” is prefixed to the second edition of that work, published in 1805, in 7 vols. 8vo., by Sir H. P. St. Johın Mildmay, Bart.
In the ensuing number, the first of Vol. XVII., we hope to be able to give an engraving, by Mr. G. Cooke, of Mr. Chantrey's monument to the memory of the late Dr. Thomson, of Leeds.
Various communications lie over to the next volume.
In reference to the hints of several correspondents, we beg leave to say, that hereafter we shall be more rigid in the exclusion of all personalities from the papers of our controversial contributors.
În drawing up Obituary notices, our correspondents are requested to bear in mind that the utility of these memorials consists chiefly in their being registers of facts and dates, and that our readers in general feel little or no interest in mere panegyrics or confessions of faith.
Such contributors as design to leave it to the Editor's discretion to insert their communications in either the Monthly Repository or the Christian Reformer, are requested to express themselves to this effect.
Dr. J. P. Sinith has signified to us that he intends to prepare for the next Number a reply to Dr. J.
Jones's Critique. One Complete Set of the Monthly Repository is on hand, and may be had of the Publishers or the Printer.