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providence, that in his system could certainly afford but little chearfulness to those who throughly imbibed it.

I hope it has been thewn, in the following work, that the opinion much insisted on by him, and which raises the most melancholy suspicions of the deity, viz. that repentance alone is not sufficient to restore finful creatures to the fatour of their maker, is as void of foundation in scripture, as it is contrary to all rational sentiments of the Divine Being, and to all just conclusions from reason and fact. What a door also does it open to the worst superstition, to be told that a return to sincere piety and virtue will not satisfy or appease the divine displeasure against fin? What evil is there, which the opinion of God not being in his own nature placable, hath not caused, both in the christian and

? It was tedious, though ncceffary, to repeat many things before noted, by myfelf and others, to thew what a mistaken interpreter of fcripture the Dean of Canterbury is in his printed Discourfes ; froin which I have made some few citations. But the change, (must not I call it!) which


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he has made in the objet of religious wor-
Moip, throughout the two volumes of his
commentaries on the psalıns, will to many
appear to exceed all belief; in his folemnly,
and frequently, nay almost intirely addressing
prayer to Jesus Christ, by name, whom he
also stiles, God, LORD God, Lord of hosts,
God of Israel. What will the unbeliever
say to this, done by an approved high dig-
nitary of the church-established, when he
looks into our sacred books, and finds no
such God there?

that importa N. B. I have just now been informed, skulpt.Vinost, aitops & Bonet, was beton of the clerical assembly at Tennison's li. brary, mentioned, p. 51. who united with others now also on the episcopal bench, to request a revisal of the articles and liturgy and forms of subscription of the church; in the year 1772.

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tives in addresing the youth of the universities. The real author of the letter to him under the name of an undergraduate.

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Subscription to the creeds and articles of the church,

a grievance long complained of. Archbishop Tillotson's wish concerning Athanasius's creed. Curious history of a contrary temper in the present day. Of Mr. Locke's sentiment. Of Dr. Clarke's. Of Mr. Whiston's. The candid difquiftions. The clerical petitioners at the Feathers. Clerical assembly at Tennison's library. Of Dr. Durell's sentiment. Of Bishop Lowth's.

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