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Macaulay; the Metropolitan, Mar-Dionysius ; the people, according to their own denomination, “Syrian · Christians of Malayla.”
“ One small Community of Christians did, indeed, “ exist from nearly the earliest times ; and the Syrian “ Churches of Malabar, surrounded by idolatrous
bigotry, almost unknown and disregarded, still re“ main a living Monument of the Primitive Doctrines “ of our Religion, and of the gracious Protection of the “ Blessed Founder, who promised to be with his faith“ ful Disciples alway, even to the end of the World.” P. 16. of “ A Sermon preached at Colombo, Au
gust 1. 1813;" by the Rev. Mr. George Bisset.
No. CIV. “ from the Fathers to us.”] “ That this “ doctrine (i. e. of the Trinity) is true, I am fully con* vinccd. I read it recorded in the pages of Scripture. " I see it attested by the Writings of the Fathers. And “ I find it displayed, in the generally uniform and " unvarying Faith of the Church of Christ, from the “ days of the Apostles to the present period.” P.5. of “ Whitaker's Origin of Arianism Disclosed.”
“ Our Reformers took up the doctrine of the Trinity, “ as they found it; as the faith of the Universal “ Church in all ages, and as the faith of the Church of " England from the beginning.” Ibid. p. 151.
“ We have seen, that from the time that this Reve“ lation took place, that is, from the time of the
Apostles, to the end of the Second Century, in what"ever region a Christian Church was established, a * Sacred Trias was universally admitted. Hence I “make this inference ; that, if an error of this sort “had arisen so early, yet it could not equally have pre“ vailed in so many remote parts of the World. And “ I proceed farther, and am persuaded, that this doc" trine is so little obvious to the notions of Mankind,
" that it could scarcely have been devised by the fancy “ of Man; and if devised, still, as I have before
stated, it could not have been so universally propa“gated. It has now prevailed for ages: and we " receive and maintain it, not in consequence of our “ private and partial opinion ; but because it is accom“panied with, and enforced by a Divine Sanction ; “ and has the uniform suffrage of the wisest Men, who “ have also transmitted it to us." P.77. of “ The “ Sentiments of Philo Judæus ;” by Jacob Bryant, Ed. in 1797.
No. CVIII. “ however individually they may give “ different explications,” &c.]
“ The Man, who pro“ fesses each of the Sacred Three to have sufficient " divine Power and Capacity to sustain the Characters, “ and fulfil the Offices attributed to them in Scripture ; “ and pays due Honour to them according to those “ Offices; may justly be owned by me, and received “ as a Christian Brother ; though we may differ much ' in our Notions and Opinions about the explication of “ the Blessed Trinity; or though we may both be
ignorant or doubtful of the true way of explaining it.” Proposition 22. p. 12. in “ The Christian Doctrine of “ the Trinity,” by I. Watts. - From that mutilated Edition of Dr. Watts’s Hymns, which studiously omits passages tending to inculcate the principal doctrines of the Gospel, a stranger to the original and entire compositions would naturally infer he did not embrace those doctrines. The contrary, however, is the fact. With avidity, therefore, is seized this opportunity of doing justice to the Christian Principles of this benevolent and pious Writer, by citing a paragraph which unequivocally proves
him to have been a Trinitarian. Ibid. "
religion of Protestants.”] See “ The ReAnd, Fulke's “ Confutation of the Notes in the “ Rhemish Translation of the New Testament.”
No. CIX. “ qua maxia..”] After perseverance in labour successfully applied, and discriminating selection judiciously exercised during the early part of his Academical Life, Mr. Henry Huntingford published a learned, useful, and desirable Work, the Title of which is “ Pindari Carmina ; Quibus accesserunt Paraphrasis “ Benedictina, et Lexicon Pindaricum ex integro Dam“ mii Opere Excerptum.” He prefixed to it a brief but instructive γνωμολογια. In that sententious collection is properly inserted the passage αμφι δ' ανθρωπων Φρεσιν αμπλακιαι, &c.
Remarks on the First Edition of this work, may be seen in the “ British Critic” for December, 1814;
66 New Series." Vol. II. Ibid. “ that are in secret.”] See a Discourse on Deut. xxix. 29. by Dr. John Sturges, of Winchester, in his Volume published 1792.
No. CXI. “ temper.”] The several qualities here enumerated are all combined in that prime Scholar, acute Critic, excellent Man, and faithful Friend, Dr. Charles Burney; the Urbanity of whose manners is equal to the depth of his erudition ; and both confessedly place him at the head of Literary Characters most eminent in this Nation.
(Added in 1820) “Extinctus amabitur idem." He is, alas ! no more. A last adieu shall be bidden to him in these *words; 6. Vale! humaniorum literarum “ decus."
* They are in the concluding sentence of an Epistle from Bentley to Grævius, p. 3. of a publication entitled “ Ricardi “ Bentleii et Doctorum Virorum Epistolæ ;" edited by Dr. C. Burney in a beautiful manner.