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stead of, "They brake down the least, of making some provision tohouse of Baal, and made it a draught. wards defraying the expenses of his house," the reading is, “They, &c. a assistants,' at the chapel and in the draught-horse.” In a folio Prayer- schools, they are decidedly of opinion Book printed 1792, Ps. ii. 9, is a por. that not less than one hundred pounds ter's vessel, instead of potter's." per annum should be sent out to Ma
The magazine writer is a little con- dras, if such a sum could be raised. fused in his statement, and we are not They regret that their own funds are sure that he means to represent the inadequate to meet such a charge, in whole of the above quotation as taken addition to their other objects, but from the Letter to Lord Liverpool. from the interest which this case has Part may be supplied by himself. He excited, they feel encouraged to hope, adds, “The following editions of the that they shall be enabled, by the libeBible read “our joy in 1 John i. 4: rality of the Unitarian public, to remit London, 4to
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THOMAS REES.' SIR,
Nov. 23, 1822. od | AM requested by the Committee Meaning of woouos in Christ's DisI of the Unitarian Fund to make
courses. the following communication through SIR, the Repository, respecting William I (PON a review (too hasty, perRoberts and the Unitarian cause at U haps) of the several texts in Madras. Some time ago I wrote to which this word occurs, it strikes me him to request he would inforın me, that the great Missionary himself newhat sum would be sufficient for the ver once designated by it, the globe maintenance of himself and family, or planet which we inhabit as opposed in case he were to devote the whole of to heaven, or to any other particular his time to the charge of the Unitarian ubi in the universe, but always and interest at Pursewaukum, &c.? In only, either mankind generally, or the letter which I lately received from unenlightened and immoral part of him, he replies, that the sum requi. mankind as opposed to the kingdom site to procure the necessaries of life which he was sent to set up or enand to keep them in decent appear- large upon earth. If my conclusion ance, would be twelve pagodas, or five be the result of misapprehension, some pounds a month. Upon this state- of your correspondents would oblige ment, the Committee, thinking it of me by pointing out the particular ingreat importance to engage his ser- stances of erroneous interpretation. vicés, have voted thirty pounds for Should it prove just,-is it, or is it half a year, trusting to be able to re- not probable that the apostles invariapeat the grant by the expiration of bly used the term in the same sense that term. Taking into consideration, only ? however, the desirableness, to say the
Art. I.-A Solution of the Grand poor Indian” on turning to this table
Scripture Puzzle, the Genealogy of The names he finds to be almost enJesus ; not only evincing the Au- tirely different from those which he thenticity of the Tables, but expli- had met with in the pedigree given by citly proving the Story of the Mira. Matthew; and he is informed that culous Conception to be interpolated: this table “belongs not to Joseph, with a Treatise on the Fall of but to the wife of Joseph; that a great Adam ; eliciting the Primitive deal of pains has been taken to shew Meaning of the Original Account, that Luke, when he wrote this geneaand a Prayer to the Deity. By logy, did not know what he was wriJohn Gorton. 3rd ed. with Addi- ting; and that, when he registered
tions. 8vo. pp. 40. Hunter. 1819. Joseph's name, he intended to have ITVE work before us commences entered Mary's.” “This is strange,"
1 with a short Preface. Then fol- exclaims the Indian. “For my own lows a Dialogue between an Indian and part," rejoins the Briton, who has a Briton, which opens in the following hitherto appeared under a dubious abrupt and singular manner :
kind of character, “I confess, candid' " Briton. Since I find, Sir, that you ly, that I apprehend Luke is perfectly dislike to enter generally into this to correct in his account, and that his expic, I will confine myself to one parti. positors are decidedly wrong in their cular question, a question which has construction of it.” “Excuse me, long agitated the learned world, and Sir,” replies the Indian, “but I congiven rise to a good deal of discussion. ceive you will have some difficulty in The subject which I mean to propose, reconciling these two tables.” The is the Genealogy of Jesus Christ, as Briton, however, confident as to the it is given by two of his biographers.” strength of his own argument, proThe Indian is now told that the Mes- ceeds to shew in what manner these siah was to descend lineally from Da- two apparently conflicting accounts vid, and is directed to peruse the first may be reconciled. In the first place chapter of Matthew's Gospel with at- he states that there is not one syllable tention, in order to obtain satisfaction in any of the gospels to prove that on this point. He follows the direc- Mary belonged to the tribe of David; tion given to him, and is perplexed. and from this circumstance be infers He finds that the first seventeen verses the extreme improbability of the comof this chapter give a complete genea- mon opinion upon this subject. He logy of Jesus; but that, in the remain- then goes on to shew that Matthew's ing part of the chapter, the fact of his is the genealogy of Joseph's father, descent from David is entirely set and Luke's the genealogy of his moaside, and the conception of Mary is ther. “The learned know very well,” represented as a miraculous one, or, says he, “that it was formerly custoin other words, as having taken place mary among the Jews, to denominate, without the intervention of a man. on the female side, the grandson the He is now instructed to consider the son; and, by the same rule, to term miraculous conception as the fulfil the grandfather the father.” “I unment of a prediction contained in derstand you, Sir," replies the Indian; Isaiah vii. 14–16; but, on turning “ this exposition renders all plain. ! to the passage, he finds that the first now perceive that Joseph is doubly (11 four verses of the following chapter I may so express myself) descended contain a literal and exact account of from David : he claims his lineage the accomplishment of this prophecy, both from Solomon and Nathan, who The Briton acknowledges the truth of were brothers, and the sons of David." this remark; and, at the Indian's own “He does so,” rejoins his companion. request, directs him where to find But here the Indian starts an objecLuke's genealogical table. Nothing tion, and begs to be informed whether can exceed the astonishment of “the this theory does not "produce a suspicion that Joseph was the natural This difficulty the author considers as father of Jesus." The Briton acknow. fully explained by supposing that ledges the validity of this objection; Æranes is the true father of Aliala. and proceeds to shew that, if the ge- menes, and Panus, his maternal grandnealogical tables exhibited in the Gos. father. The two genealogical tables pels of Matthew and Luke are correct, of Jesus, printed at full length, bring the account of the miraculous concep- this part of the work to a close. tion must necessarily be a fabrication,, “A Treatise on the Fall of Adam" but that if, on the other hand, Joseph follows next in succession, in which was nothing more than the reputed the author boasts that he has elicited father of Jesus, the Messiah could not the primitive meaning of the original have been a lineal descendant of David. account. To this “Treatise” is subThe conclusion of the whole matter is, joined “a Prayer" for the extension that, in the age in which Jesus lived, of more enlightened views on subjects “ no doubt was entertained of his be connected with religion, and this ing the legitimate son of Joseph, and prayer seems to have formed the orithat the evangelists and apostles held ginal conclusion to the work. It is this opinion, and no other.”
evidently the production of a pious The next division of this curious but singularly constituted mind." The pamphlet contains some “ Further Treatise on Adam's Fall contains many Observations on the Genealogy of curious and excellent observations; Jesus Christ.” The first remark of but as our attention was attracted to importance here relates to the total the work by the theory advanced redissimilarity of the names in the two specting the genealogy of Jesus, and genealogies, with the exception of Sa- as this, in fact, constitutes by far the Iathiel, Zorobabel and Eliakim; and most original and valuable part of the the consequent impossibility of recon- pamphlet, we must content ourselves ciling them on any other supposition with referring our readers to the book than that advanced in the course of itself for information on other subthe dialogue. The coincidence, as far jects, and proceed to "an Address to as regards the above names, is ac- the Clergy of every Denomination recounted for by supposing that there lative to the Genealogy of Jesus," might have been individuals of these which appears to have been stitched names on both sides. To prove that up only with the later editions. . In Luke's table does not refer to the mo- this “ Address" the author endeavours ther of Jesus, but to his father, the to draw the attention of his readers author ingeniously remarks that “the once more to the importance of the name of Joseph (a favourite family subject which he has made it his prinappellation) is not less than four times cipal object to illustrate. We shall recorded," and hence infers “ that the quote from it one or two short pas. evangelist in assigning it to the father sages for the satisfaction of our readof Jesus, (his more than putative, his ers, and then close the hasty sketch real father,) has placed it to the ac- which we have been induced to take count of the right owner.” We are of this ingenious and singular publinext referred to a curious inscription cation. found by Mr. Wood at Palmyra, of «« The introductory verse alone' to which the following Latin version is St. Matthew's genealogy of Jesus 'tendgiven from “ Harmer's Observations,” ed in a great measure to convince me * Senatus populusque Alialamenem, that Joseph was the undoubted parent of Pani filium, Mocimi nepotem, Æranis Jesus; for I would wish to be informed, pronepotem, Mathæ abnepotem, et how the word generation can be interÆranem patrem ejus, viros pios et preted, if he had been his putative father patriæ ainicos, et omni modo placentes only, and had no act of generation been patrize patriisque diis. honoris gratia. achieved on his part. Nor is this all ; Anno 450, Mense Aprili." Here the for had Joseph been a relative of such difficulty is that Æranes is called the
little estiination, would this evangelist father of Alialamenes, who is himself
have thought it worth his while to hare called the son of Panus, just in the
taken such pains, or would he have so
far depreciated his own character as a bisame manner as St. Matthew tells us,
ographer, to enumerate as he has certhat Jacob begat Joseph; and St. tainly done, the ancestors of Joseph Luke calls Joseph, the son of Heli.” (which were of the regal line) for the avowed purpose of distinguishing them as out the kingdom, when the painful tbeing those of Jesus also ? Aud after- dings of her decease were received by wards in a recapitulation of the number tolling the bells of the Cathedral and of these very ancestors, does he not in- Churches. But there is one exception to clude Joseph himself, expressly as Iris this very creditable fact which demands immediate progenitor? What historian, especial notice. In this episcopal city, possessing his proper senses, would think containing sis Churches, independently of relating the genealogy of a father-in of the Cathedral, not a single bell anlaw, with a view of proving the pedigree nounced the departure of the magnani. of a son-in-law, (though there should mous spirit of the most injured of Queens happen to be a little consanguinity be. -the most persecuted of women. Thus tween them,) merely because the mother the brutal enmity of those who embitterof the latter inight be the wife of the ed her mortal existence pursues her in her former ?"
shroud. We know uot whether any ac.
tual orders were issued to prevent this These questions we recommend to customary sign of mourning; but the the careful consideration of every the omission plainly indicates the kind of ological inquirer; * and take leave of spirit which predominates among our our author by assuring him, that, al. clergy. Yet these men profess to be folthough we have detected a few inaccu- lowers of Jesus Christ, to walk in his racies of composition and punctuation,
footsteps, to teach his precepts, to inculwe have derived hoth pleasure and
cate his spirit, to promote harmony, chainstruction from the perusal of his
rity and Christian love! Out upon such little work.
hypocrisy! It is such conduct which ren0. P.Q.
ders the very name of our Established Clergy odious till it stinks in the nostrils;
that makes our Churches look like deART. II.-Trial of John Ambrose serted sepulchres, rather than temples of
Williams, for a Libel on the Clergy, the living God; that raises up conventicontained in the Duerham Chronicle cles in every corner, and increases the of August 18. 1821. Before Mr brood of wild fanatics and enthusiasts;
that causes our beneficed digoitaries to Tried at the Summer Assizes, atsions; that deprives them of all pastora
be regarded as usurpers of their possesDurham, on Tuesday, August 6th, influence and respect ; that, in short, has 1822. To which is prefixed a Re- left them no support or prop in the atport of the Preliminary Proceed- tachment or veneration of the people. ings in the Court of King's Bench, Sensible of the decline of their spiritual London. 8vo. pp. 58. Durham, and moral influence, they cling to tempoprinted by J. A. Williams, and pub ral power, and lose in their officiousness lished by Ridgway, London.
in political matters, even the semblance
of the character of ministers of religion.” THERE was a reference to this It is impossible that such a system can
I cause in our last volume (XVI. last. It is at war with the spirit of the 694): we now take up the “ Trial” age, as well as with justice and reasoo, on account of the bearing of the ques- and the beetles who crawl about amidst tion upon the right of discussion, and its holes and crevices, act as if they were particularly of the eloquent and admi. striving to provoke and accelerate the rable speech of Mr. BROUGHAM on blow which, sooner or later, will inevithe defence. . . . . .; tably crush the whole fabric, and level it
The libel was in the following pas. with the dust."-Pp. 5, 6. sage:
Passing by the preliminary proceed« So far as we have been able to indings, we come to the trial at Durham. from the accounts in the public papers,
Mr. SCARLETT was counsel for the a mark of respect to her late Majestý prosecution, Mr. BROUGHAM for the has been almost universally paid through defendant. The speech of the former
gentlemen was according to the ap
- proved recipe in such cases. He had * Perhaps the recommendation will called the defendant “ that unhappy. come with additional force if we subjoin man.” Mr. Brougham caught hold the following curious proposal appended of this expression in his exordium. by the author to his concluding address. “N.B. As the author aims at truth only, « Unhappy he will be indeed, but not he will give any person one hundred the only onhappy man in this country, if pounds who will refute his solution." "the doctrines laid down by my learned
friend are sanctioned by your verdict'; have than that any human being except. for those doctrines, I fearlessly tell you, ing yourselves should, directly or indimust, if established, inevitably destroy rectly, take part in these proceedings." the whole liberties of us all. Not that The interruption having ceased, the learn. he has ventured to deny the right of dis- ed gentleman resumed.] cussion generally upon all subjects, even “In the publication before you, the de. upon the present, or to screen from free fendant has not attempted to dispute the inquiry the foundations of the Established high character of the Church ; on that Church and the conduct of its ministers establishment or its members, generally, as a body (which I shall satisfy you are he has not endeavoured to fix any stigma. not even commented on in the publica. Those topics then are foreign to the pretion before you). Far from my learned sent inquiry, and I have no interest friend is it to impugu those rights in the iu discussing them; yet after what has abstract ; nor, indeed, have I ever yet fallen from ny learned friend, it is fitting heard a prosecutor for libel-an Attorney that I should claim for this defendant, General, and I have seen a good many and for all others, the right to question, in my time,) whether of our Lord the freely to question, not only the conduct of King or our Lord of Durham, who, while the ministers of the Established Church, in the act of crushing every thing like but even the foundations of the Church unfettered discussion, did not preface his itself. It is indeed uunecessary for my address to the Jury, with God forbid present purpose, because I shall demonthat the fullest inquiry should not be strate that the paper before you does not allowed;' but then the admission had touch upon those points; but unnecesinvariably a condition following close be. sary though it be, as my learned friend hind, which entirely retracted the con. has defied me, I will follow him to the cession provided always the discussion field and say, that if there is any one of be carried on harmlessly, temperately, the institutions of the country which, calmly—that is to say, in such a manner more emphatically than all the rest, jusas to leave the subject autouched, and tifies us in arguing strongly, feeling powthe reader unmoved; to satisfy the pub- erfully, and expressing our sentiments lic prosecutor, and to please the persons with vehemence, it is that branch of the attacked.
State which, because it is sacred, because “ My learned friend has asked if the it bears connexion with higher principles defendant knows that the Church is esta. than any involved in the mere management blished by law? He knows it, and so do of worldly concerns, for that very reason, 1. The Church is established by law, as entwines itself with deeper feelings, and the civil government as all the institu- must needs be discussed, if discussed at tious of the country are established by all, with more warmth and zeal than law-as all the offices under the Crown any other part of our system is fitted to are established by law, and all who fill rouse. But if any hierarchy in all the them are by the law protected. It is not world is bound on every principle of conmore established, nor more protected, sistency, if any church should be forward than those institutions, officers and office not only to suffer but provoke discussion, bearers, each of which is recognized and to stand upon that title and challenge the favoured by the law as much as the most upreserved inquiry, it is the ProChurch; but I never yet have heard, and testant Church of England; first, because I trust I never shall ; least of all do I she has nothing to dread from it ; seexpect in the lesson which your verdict condly, because she is the very creature this day will read, to hear, that those of free inquiry—the offspring of repeated officers and office-bearers, and all those revolutions-add the most reformed of institutions, sacred and secular, and the the Reformed Churches of Europe. But conduct of all, whether laymen or priests. surely if there is any one corner of Pro. who administer them, are not the fair testant Europe where men ought not to subjects of open, untrammelled, manly, be rigorously judged in ecclesiastical conzealous, and even vehement discussion, as troversy-where a large allowance should long as this country pretends to liberty,
be made for the contlict of irreconcileaand prides herself on the possession of a ble opinions where the harshness of jare free press.
ring tenets should be patiently borne, “ (At this part of the learned counsel's and strong, or even violent language, be address, which was delivered with extra not too narrowly watched it is this very ordinary force and animation, there was realm, in which we live under three dif an involuntary burst of applause from ferent ecclesiastical orders, and owę alle the persons in Court, which was crowded giance to a Sovereign who, in one of his to excess. The Judge said it was abo kingdoms, is the head of the Church, minable,' and Mr. Brougham, addressing acknowledged as such by all men ; while, the Jury, said, I am sure nothing can in another, neither he, nor any earthly be more contrary to every feeling that I being, is allowed to assume that name • VOL. XVII.