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Notices of Mr. Hopton Haynes. folly, or want less keeping in order, not elsewhere. Ile has a living or than other parts of society.
livings at a considerable distance. I agree with your correspondent, Some years since, visiting at a that the majority of society is com- friend's house near to Mr. Haynes's prised of “short-sighted, wilful and present residence, I met the old genselfish human beings;" but if he sup- tleman, and entering into conversapose that those qualities reside in ge- tion, I mentioned that I had often neral more amongst the governed than heard my mother speak of a clergythose who govern, I certainly dissent man at Elmset of his name: he refrom that opinion.
plied, “ he was my father;" and of If T. S. will do me the favour to Mr. Hopton H. “ yes, he was my inform me how far I may have mis- grandfather;" and said, his writings taken his sentiments, it will oblige were very differently thought of now Your constant reader, from what they were at their first pub
J. lication, and some years after. They
are now in high repute with many Mrs. Sarah Toms's (Daughter of the as giving a just and rational interpre
Rev. Samuel Say, of iWestminster) tation of the scripture doctrine conAccount of Mr. Hopton Haynes, in cerning Jesus Christ. There were a Letter to her Son, Samuel Say
warm contenders on both sides of the Toms, Framlingham.
question. It became every one to
examine and think for himself and (R. HAYNES was Assay Master speak and act from convictior; but second wife out of the Joslin (Jos was a plain simple thing, and that it selyn) family (the first knight baronet
was of inore inportance to insist on it in England--the title is now lost in a practically thaii' to enter upon the a higher). They lived in Queen's ininutiæ of controversy. “ He haih, Square, Westminster, which lies be- taught thee, O man, what is good and tween the Broadway and the Park. what,". &c. · Thou shalt love the Mrs. Haynes attended upon Mr. Say, Lord thy God," &c. “The grace my father, as her minister, and in of God which bringeth salvation, hath consequence they visited at each other's appeared unto all men, teaching," &c. houses. Mr. Haynes was of the Esta- On these things hang all the law and blished Church. He had a son, by a, the prophets, and they think they best former wife, who was rector of Elmset preach Christ by laying the main. (about four miles from Hadleigh in stress on them. Suffolk). I often dined at Mr. Hop
Mr. H. is a very liberal minded ton Haynes's off turkeys that were gentleman-leads a very retired lifesent from him. He was living at
is a bachelor. Elmset when I came to reside at Had
S. S. T. leigh, about the year 1746. Mr. Hopton Havnes thought that
Bromley, May 17, 1816. those who addressed any but God the SIR, Father were idolaters. which LATELY found, among some join in the established service, where which I remember to have received it was so often done. His reply was, soon after the date of the letter, from a that he sat down to show his dislike. friend who was well assured of its auMy father saying, "he thought that thenticity. The date must have been was not sufficient," Mr. Haynes never in 1792, when "about the 20th Sepafter attended any place of worship, tember the French General Montesand it gave my father much concern quieu entered the territories of Savoy, that he had hinted it to him. There A deputation from Chambery waited, was no particular intimacy between on hiin almost as soon as he passed the them.
boundary, and on the 21st he proceeded
with a detachment to take possession of A grandson of Hopton Haynes, a that city."—(New Ann. Reg. XIII. venerable clergyman, is now resident 193.) Savoy was soon after annexed to. a Cretingham, a village about five France, under the name of the Departmiles from Framlingham. He pre- ment of Mont Blanc. Of the Marquis viously resided at Ipswich, and offi- of Bellegarde, I am not aware that I ciatod at Swilling, a small village, if ever before met with any account.
Letter of Granville Sharp's on the French Revolution.' 337 I suspect that history will not sustain has been established.” He adds, that Mr. Sharp's opinion that “ the Crown“ in France and Germany a different of France has offered more support to system has at all times, more or less, the" papacy, “ than any other of the" prevailed." European Powers. My venerable ac- Having this occasion again to menquaintance appears not to have recol- tion Mr. Sharp, I recollect, what I lected the frequent contentions of that ought to have noticed sooner, the letCrown with the Court of Roine for ter of L. H. (p. 27) occasioned by my the liberties of the Gallican Church, foriner communication. After all, the absence of an Inquisition, and the your respectable correspondent's difToleration of Protestants, under the ference with Mr. Jenyns, like that of name of the Pretended Reformed, from Mr. Sharp, appears to be little more the tiine of Henry IV. through a large thao verbal. "The reference which he part of the 17th century, though the To- makes to the great exemplar of Christleration was gradually infringed and at ians, may well serve to seule the ques. length abolished by the revocation of tion. L. II. considers Christ as a pathe Edict of Nantes, in 1685. Nor, triot, because he wept over Jerusalem, whatever the Church might desire, can the metropolis of his native land. But it be correctly alleged that the State, in would he not have wept as freely over France, generally interfered, as in Rome or Athens, had' he been comSpain, Portugal, and perhaps papal missioned, a messenger of divine judgGermany, “ to deprive the common ments, to either of those cities? The people of the Holy Scriptures." I disciples of Christ were indeed patriots, have in my possession two evidences according to the constitution and practo the contrary; One is the French tice of all our Christiun governments. Testament of the Protestants, printed In one case they wondered that their in 1668: to which is annexed Marot Master talked with a woman who was. and Beza's Version of the Psalms, and a stranger to the commonwealth of. the Prayers, Catechism, &c. used by Israel, and on another occasion. they the French Protestant Churches. This asked for fire from heaven, to revenge an, volume, as appears by the titlepage, incivilityofiered by their natural enemies, was publicly sold by a bookseller at the Saniaritans. Charenton and Paris. But the other
I remain, Sir, evidence is still more to the purpose: it is a French Testament pub
Your's, lished at Paris in 1764, with the cus
J. T. RUTT. tomary privilege du Roi. The Mass is prefixed, with a French translation Extract of a Letter from Granville Sharp Short notes are added to the text of the
to W. Gill. New Testament; and besides the com
“I feel great concern for the distrosses.
which must necessarily be occasioned to mon division into chapters, there is a more rational arrangement, by sections able family, by the eruption of the French
the Marqnis of Bellegarde, and his ami.. and paragraphs, and a preface, recom- Army into Savoy; they were in possession mending the study of the Scriptures. not only of Chambery, where the Marquis This edition of 1764 is described as a has a house, but also of the Chateau des. re-publication of one that had been Marches, the superb seat of the fanuily, printed in 1746. Thus, seventy years and probably in possession also of most of ago, at least, any Frenchman, so dis- the Marquis's estate, so that undoubtedly posed, might have purchased, at Paris, the family must have been obliged to fly. the New Testament and the Service of " "be retreat of the conibined army is. his national Church, in his native lan- stated in a variety of accounts, so that there. guage, as freely as an Englishman is now no doubt of the fact, and of course, could purchase in London the Liturgy the French Revolution must be established. of his Church and the authorized Ver- The progress of it has been more extrasion, so falsely described, by a favourite ordinary than any event in the history of pious fraud, as without note or comment. and contains a variety of very singular
France, or any other nation for many ages, I cannot help adding the testimony instances of God's providence in the time. of Dr. Geddes, in his Prospectus. Har
ly discovery of secret plots and intended ing censured the opinion that the insurrections which the present AtheistiScripture should not be translated into cal state of that nation prerents them vulgar tongues," he remarks, p. 102, from observing, for they ignorantly impute " that this doctrine has chiefly obtained all their success to their own valour and in those countries where the Inquisition philosophy.
OF GENERAL READIYG.
Gleanings. " The infidelity that pervades France heaven, according to the express terms of is the natural effect of the loug continued the prophecy. But the civil death or total cxertions of their apostate church and extinction of all titles by law, is amply state to deprive the common people of the sufficient to prove the prophetic mark upoo Holy Scriptures, which were witnesses that nation, and to enable us to judge by against their usurpations, and without the context of the prophecy (sce 11th chapwhich inen become brutes by being un- ter) in what an awful period of time we guarded against the sudden and secret stand at prescut. Excuse these remarks ; impulses of spiritual enemies, which know the accidental mention of our mutual how to take advantage of every sudden friend the Marquis of Bellegarde insensibly occasion of fear, passion or last, to stite led me to them, and as I have a real satisthe knowledge of good and evil in man--- faction in being aware of the times, I but without this infidelity and the occa- naturally wish my friends to partake of it. sional deuouiacal plirenzies of some of them Be pleased to present my respectful con(to which Iulidels are always liable) they pliments to your mother and the ladies. would not have been proper instruments I remain with great esteem, Dear Sir, in God's hand for a retribution in blood
Your humble Servant, G. S." to their more bloody deceivers, of whom the propliet has declared “they have shed GLEANINGS; OR, SELECTIONS AND the blood of saints and prophets, and thou REFLECTIONS MADE IN A COURSE (O God) hast given them blood to drink, for they are worthy:" thus the very worst
No. CCLVIII. of nen and even demons are made instru.
Saint Thomas à Becket." nients of God's justice and providence to fulfil his word.
Gerrase, of Canterbury, says, that “ France was certainly the eminent
two volumes of miracles, performed tenth part of the Roman einpire, and the by the dead archbishop, were extant crown of France has offered more support ai Christ Church, in Canterbury, to the anti-christian Poutifex of Rone, when he wrote, and affirms, that they than any other of the ten borns of the equalled all those in the gospel. In proof Beast; so that when the city of Rome of which he tells us, that not only was deprived of that support, the prophecy diseases of all kinds were healed by of John was certainly fulfilled, that a the invocation of his name, but inemtenth part of the city fell in a great earth-bers cut off and eyes pulled out (geniquake or Oslolos, the popular commotion talibus al-scissis et oculis cffusis) were which preceded the event, in which were restored to the bodies from which they to be slain "the paines of men seven had been separated, and the dead were thousand.". The names of men could raised to life.-To which Matthew not be slain, otherwise than by a civil Paris adds, that he also restored life death, by a law to extinguish human titles, to dead birds and other animals. This, of which before the time of accomplish- i presume, he did at idle times for his lypse could forin no conception, nor could amusement.-His blood was accounted they make any sense of the passage; which
a sovereign remedy for all diseases, difficulty induced thein to curtail it, and and formed one of the most lucrative to omit the expression that the names of articles of traffic to the monks of Canmen were slain, though all the Greek terbury.--The archbishop of Sens, in copies have it : and as seven thousand is a letter to the pope, delivered to pos* prophetic number of perfection, it means terity by Roger de Hoveden, told'his a total extinction of all titles, which sud- holiness very gravely, that the waxdenly and wonderfully happened in an lights which were placed about the immense nation, more remarkably attached corpse of Becket, before his interment, for ages to titles, vanity and arbitrary happening, 10 go out in the night, he power, than any other nation on earth; and rose up and lighted them again himself. this wonderful prophetic mark is so strongly inipressed upon the nation at present,
No. CCLIX. that they will not even allow the ordinary title of Monsieur to be used among them.
Shorl and Long Prayers. It is remarkable that the army of the
In the reign of Abd’ullah the Third, French emigrants, consisting chiefly of afflicted with a great drought. The
surnamed Meemounn, Bagdad was pobility and titled men, is exactly seven thousand eight hundred, so that if that caliph enjoined a public penance, and army should be cut off (and it seems at
went hiinself in procession, at the present in deplorable danger) the number head of his Mussulman subjects, to is just sufficient to afford eren a literal ac- perform, in the neighbouring plains, complishment, and to leave a remnant to the prayers prescribed by religion on be aftrighted and give glory to the God of such occasions. The ceremony was
339 repeated on three succeeding days, but But this is it which deceives them. without effect. Ileaven withheld its the name of ancestors being once set blessings and rejected their petitions. in the front, they think it cannot be The caliph then ordered the Jews and that either themselves should be wiser, Christians to unite their supplications because they are called punics, or the with those of the faithful ; when, lo! others should in any thing he misto the great scandal of Islamim, the taken, because they are called their rain fell in abundance, and the earth ancrstors." From Lactantius, Div. Inst. was refreshed. The caliph was as- 1. ii. c. 8, by Hakewill. Apologie, tounded: he felt the affront even 1630. I. iii. ad fin. more than he acknowledged the favour, and his faith staggered with
No. CCLXI. resentment. The Clema* were as- Magnanimity of the Royal Family. sembled, and the caliph proposed his When the Princess of Wales, modoubts; when a reverend doctor, no ther of his present Majesty, mentioned, less learned than pious, arose, and with some appearance of certsure, the enforcing his reasonings with the conduct of Lady Margaret M Donald seductions of eloquence, calmned his of Sleat, who harboured and concealed disquietude, and brought him back the Prince when in the extremity of into the stedfastness of truth. The peril, he threw himself on her proMahometan doctors attribute to in- iection" And would not you, Maspiration the discourse which he pro- dam,” answered Prince Frederick, nounced. “What is there," said the “ have done the same in the like cir: holy man, “ so extraordinary in this cumstances ? ! hope-I am sure you event, or so inimical to the religion would.” Besides the great measure of of Mahomet? God," continued he, restoring the forfeited estates of the "so loves the Mussulmans, his chosen chiefs, our venerable sovereign shewed, people, their prayers and their peti- on many occasions, how little his heart tions are so grateful to his ear, that was capable of nourishing dislike he even abstains from an iminediate against those who had acted upon compliance with their request, to principle against the authority of his compel them to renew their pious family. The support which he afforded addresses : but the voice of infidels is to the exiled branch of the Stuarts, will harsh and dissonant; and if he grant form a bright trait in his history, and their petitions, it is from disgust at secluded as he now is from his governtheir nauseous supplications, and to ment and people, we may as of a.de. rid himself of their importunities.” ceased monarch relate one of those
trifling traits which marked the geneNo. CCLX.
rous kindness of his disposition. His Ancients and Moderns. Majesty was told of a gentleman of fa“ God hath given wisdom unto all, mily and fortune, in -shire, according to a competent measure, thai, far from taking the oath of allethat they might both find out things giance to him, he had never been unheard of before, and weigh things known to name or permit him to be already found out. Neither because named as king in his presence.they had the start of us in time, doth Carry my compliments to him," said it likewise follow that they have it the king, “ and say that I respect his also in wisdom, which, if it be indif- steadiness of principle; or, as he may ferently granted to all, it cannot le not receive my compliments as king of forestalled by them that went before. England, present thenr as those of the It is unimpáreable, like the light and Elector of Hanover.” And he never brightness of the sun, it being, the afterwards saw the gentleman from light of man's heart, as the sun is of whom the anecdote is derived, without his eyes. Since then to be wise, that enquiring after the health of the veneis, to search the truth, is a disposition rable recusant, and reiterating his wish inbred in every man, they debar them- to be remembered to him. The same selves of wisdom, who, without any kindness to the memory of those who examination, approve the inventions hazarded themselves for the Stuart of their ancestors, and, like unreason- cause, has been inherited by the present able creatures, are wholly led by others. administrator of royal authority; and to
him as to his father, their descendants The Turkish Court of Doctors' Corn- have been and are prompt to repay it.
Art. 1.-The General Prayer-Book ; cieties of Christians (if such there be)
containing Forms of Prayer on Prin- as, agreeing in the general doctrines ciples common to all Christians, for of the gospel, in the desire to unite on Religious Societies, for Families, this foundation, and in the expediency and for Individuals: chiefly selected of a liturgy, are yet of different persuafrom the Scriptures, the Book of sions on some of the controverted points Common Prayer, and the Writings of faith. Churches of this description, of various Authors. By John Prior alone Catholic, will feel the value of Estlin, LL. D. Cr. 8vo. pp. 236. this manual of charity and devotion. Longman and Co. 6s. 6d. 1815. In the Preface, Dr. Estlin states, in PRAYER-BOOKS have too often a very frank and solemn manner, his
been the mere symbols of party, sentiments on some of the most inteserving to instruct the several sects in resting topics of Christian inorality, their Shitdoleths. One of these com- He thus explains the reasons of his pilations has been the occasion of more nonconformity: misery than any other hundred volumes
“ Approving of the occasional use of which were ever published. From St. printed forms of prayer, both in public Bartholomew Day, 1662, to the pre- and in private, and admiring the style and sent time, its influence has been ma- manner of the Liturgy of the Church of nifested by divisions and excommuni England, he laments that he is precluded cations, wounded consciences and from joining in it, by a disbelief of some of broken hearts.
the doctrines which it contains, and a disWe therefore hail the appearance of approbation of the claim to infallibility, a Book of Common Prayer, the design and the intolerant spirit which characterof which is to unite and not to divide, ize one of its fundamental creeds. to support Christianity and not human he was influenced by no sectarian spirit ;
“ In connecting himself with Dissenters, systems, and to promote clarity and for the first wish of his heart, until he piety and not what the compiler may was nearly tweuty years of age, was to ofdeem orthodoxy.
ficiate in the Established Church, and to “Of the following collection of prayers, procure for himself that share of its emothe first form is taken entirely from the luments and honours which was to be Scriptures; the sccond is taken chietly obtained by a fair competition, by profrom a Paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer fessional industry, and by consistency of hy the Rer. John Simpson; the third, character. trom some Services published about fifty “ It has often been a painful considerayears ago, for the use of a congregation tion to him, and has led to a most unpleain Liverpool; the fourth and fifth, from sant general inference, that his close alterations of the Comntun Prayer; and attention to the subject, and his fixed den the sixth, which preserves the mode gene- termination never to sacrifice principle to rally in uso among Dissenters, from a inclination, should have operated as the Prayer written for a Fast-day, and pub. cause of his exclusion. With every pious lished by request of the congregation with mind he would cordially sympathize, if it which the writer is connected. It conse- could be made to appear that the opposite quently contains both the religious and qualities—that ignoranre and want of political sentiments of that respectable principle, not only presented no bar, but society. The prayers for Families, for afforded a facility to admission. Individuals and for Young Persons, are “ Further consideration, instead of repartly original and partly taken from the moving, only increased his difficulties, until Essex-street Liturgy, from the services of he was forced at Inst to rest in the convicDr. Enfield, Mr. Kiugsbury, Mr. Merivale, tion, that as conformity to the mode of and the Prayers published by the Unita- religion established in this country would rian Society." Pref. Pp. xvi. xvi. require him to subscribe about two hunBoth the original and the selected he did not believe, and to read creeds
dred and fifty propositions, many of which forins in this volume appear to us an- which he considered as unscriptural and swerable to the professions of the com- intolerant, and above all, to lead the devos piler, and to be drawn up." on Princi- tions of a congregation when he could not ples common to all Christians." They accompany them with his heart, such will be found of great use to such so. conformity in him, would be nonconformity