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eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened.” O let
YOUTH. the young especially beware of the subile tempter influencing them by even a suggestion to disbelieve or llow beautiful the scenes of youth question the truth of God's most holy word. Let them
Awaken to the mind ! be suspicious of themselves, in departing from obedi. Scenes, like the summer ocean smoothi, ence to the divine precepts in the Bible.
Serener, fairer far, than truth By the same course it is in our times, by suggestions
On earth shall ever find ! to disbelieve or disregard the Scriptures, that Satan “the god of this world blinds the minds of them who
Time is a tyrant- months and years believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of
Pass onward like the sea, that leaves Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto A solitary isle, which rears them.” 2 Cor. iv, 4. In this inanner it is, by infidel Its passive bosom, and appears delusion, that the devil, “ the prince of the power of
Between the rulling waves. the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of
In life there is no second spring disobedience, secures uogodly inen walking “ in the
The past is gone,- for ever gone! Justs of the flesh, fulfilling the desires of the desh and
We cannot check a moment's wing ; of the mind, the children of wrath.” Eph. ii, 2, 3.
Pierce thro’ futurity; or bring A life of sin or a life of holiness, makes men either
The heart its vanish'd tone! the children of God or the children of the devil. “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sin
Resplendent as a suinmer sky, neth from the beginning. Whosoever is born of God
When day-light lingers in the west, doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him :
To retrospection's loving eye and he canyot sin, because he is born of God. In this
The blooming fields of childhood lie, the children of God are manifest, and the children of
By fancy's finger drest. the devil.” John iii, 8–10. Adam and Eve soon began to be sensible of the sad
A greener foliage decks the grove; effect of their transgression.
Å brighter tint pervades the flower ; Having lost their inno. cence, their peace of conscience perished, and shame,
More azure seems the heaven above; guilt, and terror took possession of their guilty minds.
The earth a very bower of love,
And man within that bower! They eyes were indeed opened, as the evil spirit in the serpent had declared, but it was not to know any And ever, when the storms of fate good: it was only to discover their present misery,
Come darkening o'er the star of life, their impending danger, and their merited eternal ruin.
We backward turn to renovate In confusion, they beheld their naked bodies. “They Our thoughts with freshness, and create knew that they were naked.” The nakedness of their bo
An antidote to strife. dies was emblematical of their souls stripped by sin of the robe of innocence, security, and honour.
Thus dead and silent are the strings, “ They sat them down to weep: not only tears
As legends say, of Memnon's lyre ; Rain'd at their eyes, but high winds worse within
Till from the orient, Phæbus flings Began to rise, high passions, anger, hate,
His smile of golden light, and brings Mistrust, suspicion, discord, and shook sore
Life, harmony, and fire ! Their inward state of mind; calm region once,
D. M. Moir. And full of peace, now tost and turbulent." Thus we affectingly learn how “ sin entered into the world, and death by sin ; and so death passed upon all inen, for that all have sinned.” Rom. v, 12. From the
RED SNOW. declaration of the apostle in the fifth chapter to the Romans, we learn that all the miseries of mankind have
In Captain Parry's narrative of an attempt to reach the been occasioned by the disobedience of Adam : like as
Pole, there is mention made of a peculiar description children, in all ordinary cases of this life, are necessarily
of red snow which was occasionally met with during the affected by the evil deeds of their parents. How cau
progress of the expedition, and similar appearances have tious, therefore, ought we to be in all our proceedings,
been observed by Captain Ross and others. Mr. Scoresby lest we involve others in calamities by our individual
considers this phenomenon to be occasioned by the preimproprieties and sins. Let the young remeniber, that
sence of a number of animalculæ, as the water in many " Sin has a thousand treacherous arts
places was tinged of a reddish brown colour, which was To practise on the mind;
found to contain many active molecules. The length With Aattering looks she tempts our hearts,
of the animalcules was about too of an inch, and their But leaves a sting behind.
diameter 26. Their form was paraboloidal, and the She pleads for all the joy she brings,
motion of some was direct but unsteady, and others And gives a fair pretence;
moved in a small circle, with one extremity of the aniBut cheats the soul of heavenly things, And chains it down to sense.
malculæ in the centre. The general speed of the proSo on a tree divinely fair
gressive animalcules was gio of an inch in a second, or Grew the forbidden food;
an inch in three minutes and a half. The number in Our mother took the poison there
a single drop of water was calculated by the aid of the And tainted all her blood.”
micrometer glass at 12,960, which was probably rather Happy, however, for us, that the apostle was in- below the truth. Yet numerous as they were they had spired to teach us, in the saine chapter, the glorious
ample room. Their finny fringes being transparent method of deliverance from the guilt and misery of sin,
could not be discovered. When a drop of the water by our Lord Jesus Christ, “ the second Adamn, the
was examined in the sun, it was most brilliantly speckled Lord froin heaven." I Cor. xv, 45–47. “ For as by
with the aniinalcules; some became luminous and iridesone man's disoberlience many were made sinners, so by
cent like the fire fly. All were in rapid motion, being the obedience of one shall 'many be made righteous.”
disturbed or inconvenienced perhaps by the strong Rom. v, 19.
action of the sun's rays profusely reflected from the (To be continued.)
found to admeasure only 66 tons 52-94 English mea. NEGRO SLAVERY.
surement, and therefore, authorized to take at the rate of SLAVERY cannot possibly be made to agree with Chris- five to each ton. The surface of the men's slave room tianity. Our holy religion is divine : it is founded upon is only 486 feet, and two feet seven inches in height; the eternal rule of righteousness—“ Thou shalt love and that of the women, 103 feet surface, and three feet the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, eleven inches high ; yet, on board this vessel, there and with all thy strength :” this is the first and great were actually shipped at Badagry, for passage to the commandment. And the second is like to it, worthy Brazils, 156 human victims besides her crew, 18 in of its ever-blessed Author, who enjoins upon each of us- number. “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Can any “ The Two BRAZILIAN FRIENDS.—This ressel is man, a Briton-professing to be a believer in Chris- also stated, by a like document, to be 146 tons, and, tianity, which is admitted as “part and parcel of the being similarly licensed, might carry 365 slaves. On law of England," -- can any man, with that divine pre- inspection, she is found to be only 95 tons 54-94, and cept in bis mind, dare to claim property in man-to consequently in like manner, authorized to carry at the hold him in bondage - to live upon the fruit of his rate of four to each ton. The surface of the platforin forced labour-or to sell him for his own pecuniary ad- for the men is 615 feet, and the height two feet six vantage? That man must labour under "strong delu- inches; that of the women, 148 feet eight inches sursiou to believe a lie” (2 Thess. ii, 11), who can justify his face, and three feet ten inches in height. On board holding his fellow man in slavery in defiance of the law this vessel there were actually shipped at Badagry, for of God! What an insult to the Majesty of heaven! passage to the Brazils, 200 unfortunate Africans, be. What an affront to his holiness! What an outrage sides her crew, 18 in number. upon our sacred Christianity! How can such persons “ The Avizo.—This vessel is, by a similar docupresume to anticipate their meeting the wretched vic- ment, asserted to be 231 tons, and by her licence tims of oppression at the righteous tribunal of God? night carry 580 slaves. On examining her, it is asDo they not know, that “the wrath of God is revealed certained that she is only 165 tons 28-94, and therefrom heaven against all unrighteousness and ungodli- fore might carry at the rate of more than five to a ton. ness of men?" Rom. i, 18. Have they not read in The surface of the men's room is 361 feet, height of that awful and gracious voluine, that “God will render ditto three feet two inches; that of the women is 215 to every man according to his deeds ?-indignation and feet surface, and the same height as the men's. Four wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man hundred and sixty-five wretched beings were stowed on that doeth evil; for there is no respect of persons with board this vessel, at the same port, for passage to the God.” Rom. ii, 6–8, 9, 11.
Brazils, besides her crew, 33 in number. We will not enter into the question of compensation “ We have here 328 tons of shipping, licensed to for the emancipation of the Negro Slaves in our colo- carry 1,245, and actually conveying from the coast 881 nies; but we are confident, that, independently of moral slaves, being (in these three vessels) at the rate of 11 and religious considerations, it would be for the inte- to every four tons, besides the men navigating them, rests of the colonists and of the nation, to enter seriously and the water and provisions necessary for so great a into the appalling question, with a view to the early number of people for the voyage, together with their and the utter extinction of slavery. Nor do we believe boats and ship's stores. As the men and women thus that the community would be backward in the least embarked were 712 in number, and supposing the degree to satisfy every reasonable claim for loss, children, both boys and girls, to be either always kept on which any party 'might sustain in that indispensable deck, or confined to the long boat (as is the practice), procedure. Righteousness, Christianity, and policy still only a little more than 3 square feet was allowed demand it; nor can it be delayed without fearful ag- for each adult African thus shipped - a space in which, gravation of guilt to individuals, and to Britain.
we should suppose, no human being could long exist;
and, indeed, the number of deaths, and the emaciated THE SLAVE TRADE.
state of the survivors, too fully prove this to be the From the Sierra Leone Royal Gazette of the 20th of case! From the crowded state of these vessels, we do November, 1824, we make the following extracts, to not hesitate to say, that it would be impossible to cram show the horrible nature of the slave trade, which is the number on board which the authorities of the even now carried on to a fearful extent: but we trust Brazils — by sanctioning these false descriptions of the that the recent arrangements between the French and vessels - give the masters permission to take; it is, English governments, and the American Colonization therefore, to a certain extent useless, although proving Society, will in a great measure check that worse than to the world that this government, not content with diabolical traffic.
allowing their subjects to carry on the odious traffic, “We regret never having before inspected the nu- sanction such means of doing so as aggravate the merous slave ships which have arrived here, in order inisery of the unfortunate victims thu3 forced away to ascertain whether they answer the description set from their families and country. We shall make no forth in their papers. The following particulars rela- further remarks on this painful subject, satisfied that tire to three vessels taken by our squadron for being such cruel deception as is clearly shown to be sanctioned engaged in this horrible commerce, and lately brought by this power, which is thus adding further horrors to into our harbour for adjudication in the British and the already detestable slave trade, will not be overlooked Portuguese mixed commission, will, we feel assured, by our government, who are, no doubt, in possession astonish even our readers, who have unhappily had of the facts from our gallant cominodore and his too many opportunities of witnessing the misery which officers. this traffic imposes upon its defenceless and unfortu- “ The French slave trade has lately most considerably nate victims.
increased in the rivers Bonny and Old Calabar. Several “ The Diana.—This vessel is stated, in the royal new vessels have arrived, and many laden with full passport, to be 120 tons burthen; and permitted, by cargoes of human victims have left under the white flag, this passport, in accordance with the Alvara of his and manned by Frenchmen, although the capital emmost faithful Majesty, under the date of the 24th of barked is ostensibly Spanish. In order that our readers November, 1813, to carry 300 slaves, being at the rate may judge of the barbarity and want of feeling evinced of five to every two tons. On being inspected, she is by these subjects of an enlightened nation, which pube that escape
OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS.
licly disavows such horrible and infamous conduct, we
the shoals of fishes gathered round the shore desire to make known, that La Louis, commanded by are hatched under the sand; and soon after the little one Oiseau, on completing her cargo of slaves in the crabs are seen slowly travelling up to the mountains. Old Calabar, a few weeks since, without the slightest The old ones, however, have become so feeble and lean spark of humanity in him, thrust the whole of these that they can liardly crawl along, and are obliged to unfortunate beings between decks (a height of only continue in the flat parts of the country till they recover, three feet), and closed the hatches for the night!- inaking holes in the earth, which they cover at the mouth When morning made its appearance, fifty of the poor with leaves and dirt. They there throw off their old sufferers had paid the debt of nature, owing to the con- shells, and remain almost without motion, for six days fined, diseased, and putrid atmosphere they were con- together, when they become so fat as to be delicious demned to respire!! The wretch coolly ordered the food. It is said they have then under their stomachs bodies of these miserable victims of his total want of four large white stones, which gradually decrease in human feeling to be thrown into the river, and imne- proportion as the shell hardens, and when they come diately proceeded on shore to complete his execrable to perfection are not to be found. This animal when cargo by fresh purchases of his fellow-creatures. To in the mountains, subsisting only on vegetables, seldom detail all the information we have received relative to ventures out; and its habitation being in the most in. the enormities committed by these dealers in human accessible places, it remains for a great part of the flesh, who feel they are protected by the nation they season in perfect security. But when they deseend into claim and flag they hoist, would horrify any but slave- the flat countries, the natives destroy thousands : disdealers, who seem naturally callous to every feeling regarding their bodies, they only seek for the small which ennobles mankind; suffice it to say, they are spawn which lies on each side of the stomach, within heart-rending, and would disgrace the most unenlight- the shell, of ahout the thickness of a man's thumb. ened savage.'
They are much more valuable on their return, after Our readers will remember with horror that by such they have cast their shells, for being covered with a means our own West India islands were originally skin resembling soft parchinent, almost every part supplied with slaves : and part of the same abhorred except the stomach may be eaten. They are taken in system is necessarily in operation, to compel the the holes, by feeling for them with an instrument, and wretched Negroes to perform their daily tasks. Who are sought after by night, when on their journey, by that possesses a human soul, does not burn with in- flambeaux light. Sometimes also they are caught when dignation at these enormities? and especially that Chris- they take refuge in the bottoms of holes in rocks by tian Britain should be involved in such crimson guilt? the sea side, by stopping up the mouth of the hole, and
then the tide coming enters the hole, and the animal is
drowned in its retreat. These crabs are of various THE GREAT LAND CRAB
colours; but those of a light colour are esteemed inost,
(Cancer Ruricola.) and when full in flesh are well tasted. In some of the These animals regularly march from the mountains, sugar islands they form no inconsiderable part of the their usual abode, to the sea-side, in the months of food of the poor Negroes.—London Encyclopedia. April and May. At that time the whole ground is covered with this band of adventurers; and they direct
MR. THOMAS GOUGE. their march with the utmost precision, never turning to the right or left for any obstacles they can possibly pass
CHRISTIANS are the salt of the earth, and they should over. They are said to be commonly divided into three diffuse the savour of piety; the light of the world, and battalions, of which the first consists of the strongest
they should spread the enlivening rays of heavenly and boldest males ; but the main body of the arıny is
knowledge. Mr. Thomas Gouge was eminent for holicomposed of females, which never leave the mountains
ness and usefulness. Before the fire of London, he till the rain is set in, and then descend in regular order, possessed a large estate, but lost so much in that calabeing formed into columns of fifty paces broad, and mity, that when his wife died, and he had provided for his three miles deep. Three or four days after this, the
child, he had but 1501, a year left: of this, however, he rear guard follows, a straggling, undisciplined tribe,
gave 1001. to the poor, and that with such judgment and consisting of males and females, but neither so robust discretion, that he produced more good from it than nor so vigorous as the former. The night is the chief some could have done with three times the sun. For time of proceeding, and if it rains hy day they do not
about the last ten years of his life he applied his charity fail to profit by the occasion; but when the sun shines
to Wales, where it was inuch wanted. He urged the they halt. When they are terrified, they march back
rich to lend him their assistance. He relieved persein a confused disorderly manner, holding up and clat
cuted ministers, and instituted three or four hundred tering their nippers together, as if to threaten those
schools for the children of the poor; and be also prothat disturb them. They most commonly subsist on cured an edition of eight thousand of the Welch Bible. vegetables; but if any of them by accident are maimed in such a manner as to be incapable of proceeding, the
WHAT IS DEVOTION? rest fall upon them and devour them upon the spot,
'Tis not sweet music's thrilling powerand then pursue their journey. After a march of sometimes two or perhaps three
The organ's tone— the tuneful voice
Can consecrate devotion's hour, months in this manner, they arrive at their destined
Or make the ear of Heaven rejoice. spot on the sea-coast, on which they rush eagerly to the edge of the water, and let the waves wash over their
But 'tis the melody of inind bodies two or three times. This has been thought
Inflam'd by zeal, inspir’d by love, necessary hy some to ripen the spawn in the ovaria, as By grace enlighten’d and refin’d, the crab, appearing satisfied with this slight bathing,
And panting for the joys above. immediately retires and seeks a lodging on the land. 'Tis ferrour such as angels know Before the last time, the spawn may be seen under the
When gloriously they sweep their lyres; tail in bunches the size of a hen's egg, which they shake
"Tis such as Christians feel below off into the water, leaving them to the chance of for
When Jesus their rapt song inspires.");} tune and accident to bring them to maturity. The eggs
CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN THE REIGNS OF
course of the next term or sessions after his commit
ment, he is entitled to be bailed; and if not indicted ELIZABETH, AND GEORGE III.
and tried at the second term or sessions, he may be
discharged. There must be an interval of fifteen days The advantage which the liberty of the subject has between his arraignment and trial. A copy of the ingained in modern times cannot, perhaps, be better il- dictment, together with a list of the witnesses to appear lustrated, than by contrasting the situation of two in- against him, and also of the jury by whom he is to be dividuals charged with the crime of treason, at the two tried, with a full description of each person, in order extremes of a period of two hundred years. In the that he may know how to direct his challenges, must boasted age of Elizabeth, the practice was to arrest be delivered to him ten days at least before his trial; the snspected person, and to keep bim in strict im
counsel are assigned to him by the court upon prisonment till it suited the purposes of the Crown to nomination, who are perınitted to assist him in every try him. During this interval (which was quite with- part of the trial by examining witnesses and addressing out limit in practice, however illegal, there being in
the jury in his behalf; there must be two witnesses to stances of imprisonment for many years without trial),
support every article of the treason charged against the prisoner was left to ruminate upon his misfortune him; all the evidence is given in open court, and the in solitude, no friend or adviser being admitted to him ;
prisoner or his counsel is allowed to cross-examine his gaoler, perhaps, or some expert underling of state, the witnesses for the prosecution; no questions are was occasionally introduced to examine him, - to ex- asked of the prisoner during the whole of the proceed. tort confessions from him; or, failing in this object, ing as to the facts of the case; he may call as many to do what Tacitus describes as the height of imperial witnesses as he pleases, who are examined upon oath, tyranny at Rome, suspiria subscribere,- to write down and he has the same means of compelling their attenand register the sighs and groans of the captive, for the dance as the crown; on a verdict of acquittal, he is purpose of making them the subject of criminal charges. instantly discharged, and the jury are never questioned Coming to his trial with his powers both of body and for their conduct. mind wasted by confinement, he was literally brought When the two cases are thus placed in opposition, it out to " fight without a weapon.” He heard the charge is manifest that a very great improvement has taken against him for the first time when the indictment was place in the administration of criminal justice and the read upon his arraignment; he was left to puzzle out liberty of the subject : and upon a nearer examination, his way to the meaning of the charge, involved, as it the advantages which we possess in modern times will was, in technical jargon, and was compelled to plead be found to consist, not so much in the declaration of instantly to it. If he denied it, evidence was produced abstract rights and liberties, as in the careful provision against him, consisting of written, or even verbal ac- of means by which those rights and liberties may be counts of the examinations of persons, not brought rendered practically available to the individual, wheninto court, not cross.examined by him, nor confronted ever the hand of unlawful power may lie lieavily upon with him in any way; sometimes convicted traitors him.- Library of Entertnining Knowledge. waiting for execution; sometimes men charged with the same offence which was imputed to him, and hoping for, and even promised pardon for themselves, if they succeeded in fixing guilt upon him. He was not
A WORD TO MECHANICS. allowed to call witnesses to prove his innocence of the
As ariisans and mechanics, nothing can be more proper charge, or to impeach the testimony of the witnesses for the erown; counsel were not to assist him in mak
for you than scientific reading and studies. It is pecuing his defence; and, during the whole proceeding, the
liarly your duty; and every wise man, every intelligent judges and king's counsel were accustomed to display
Christian, will sincerely rejoice that such abundant their ingenuity by perplexing the prisoner with ques.
provision haz been made for your instruction in every tions, and endeavouring to extract his condemnation
branch of science. But the utility of all mechanical from his own mouth. If the jury found him guilty, his
and scientific studies is bounded by time, and limited life and property were in the king's hands; and the old
to earth. Allow a friend to you, the happiness of reobservation which has been applied to princes, may with
commending you the săudy of the science of religion; equal justice be applied to persons convicted of state
the utility of this relates indeed to earth; but this life offences in ancient times, namely, that “ the interval
does limit its advantages and blessings. Eternity, Imbetween their prisons and their graves was usually but
mortality, and Heaven, it commends to you: with a short one;" 'if, on the other hand, he was acquitted,
your other reading and studies, give at least a small the jury were reprimanded or even punished, and the
portion of your attention to their inestimable claims. prisoner was sent back to confinement till the materials
However scientific, ingenious, wealthy he may be, for a new charge were compounded, or till it pleased
“what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, the caprice of government to discharge him. Such
and lose his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange was the law and practice in the time of Queen Eliza
for his soul?" Above many other books, there is one, beth :-let us now look at the law and practice in the
in connection with the Holy Scriptures, which a sin. time of George III.
cere friend wishes you to read—“A Companion to the In modern times, a person imprisoned on a charge of
Bible," published by the Religious Tract Society. Read treason is entitled immediately to a copy of the war
it as a help to the better understanding of the Bible, rant of commitment, which the gaoler is bound to de.
and you will be wise in the supreme science, in the liver to him under a very heavy penalty; friends and
science of Heaven and Immortality! advisers are adınitted to consult with him at all reasonable times. If upon the warrant of his commitment, or otherwise, he has reason to believe, or is advised, that
ON BOOKS. his imprisonment is illegal, or that he is entitled to bail, he may demand to be brought personally before The books we read ought to be chosen with the utmost some court of superior jurisdiction ; and after being care. An ancient Egyptian king had this inscription heard publicly and openly, he will be either bailed, re- placed over his library -" The medicines of the soul.” manded, or discharged; he must be brought to trial Too many libraries contain little else but poisons for within a reasonable time, and if not indicted in the the soul.
ith well-being, how necessary soever that may be in its
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Others there are, who provide weekly a supply of know. the Press have been taxed for their production to a ledge of a really useful kind, tending to make their readers degree of which till now we did not suppose them ca- respectable and useful members of society: but their pable-- and still the eager Public cries “ Give! give!” views appear strictly bounded by the state of man upon the demand increases eveu faster than the supply, and
earth; and therefore their labours must be unsatisfac. the appearance of a new publication is but the signal tory to the Christian, who considers the present state to call into the field a new accession of readers, who but as the threshold of life, and feels it to be of vastly with greedy eagerness consume the provision already
more importance that a man should be instructed in set before them, and still with unabated appetite re
“the things which make for his everlasting peace,” quire a fresh supply.
than any thing he can be taught respecting his present Every enlightened lover of mankind will hail with delight this ardent desire in the public mind for knowledge, as tending in its own nature to improve
The conductors of the “ CHRISTIAN'S PENNY MAGAour social institutions, by rendering each indivi- ZINE” resolved therefore to attempt the counteraction dual better acquainted with the duties devolving upon of bad principles, and to supply the deficiency of him, according to the station he occupies in the body good, by establishing a cheap publication, which might politic. But the CHRISTIAN Patriot “ rejoices with be the vehicle of much rational entertainment, and a trembling :” he knows that to inform the head without variety of useful information with respect to the things amending the heart, will be only rendering mankind of the present life; but always in subserviency to the inore acute to do evil. He looks around, to ascertain great design of promoting CHRISTIAN principles and not merely the amount but the quality of the intellec- the productiou of CHRISTIAN virtues. They have now tual food that is set before his countrymen ; and here
been before the Public a sufficient time to challenge indeed he finds orore reason to tremble than to rejoice. an examination, both of their plan and its execution. The great literary feature of the present day is the
They claim the attention of those especially to whom creation of that vast quantity of cheap reading with the care of our youth is entrusted. Fathers of families which the bulk of our population is furnished; and how may put this Magazine into the hands of their children small a part of this important branch of our literature without fearing to contaminate their minds. Teachers can the Christian regard as conducing either to the
inay circulate it amongst those under their care, in the glory of Gud or the good of his fellow-creatures ! confidence that it will contain nothing but what is con
Views such as these were the origin of the “Chris- ducive to pure religion and sound morality. And we Tian's Penny Magazine.” Its conductors, in survcy
would particularly urge upon our Readers the catholic ing the numerous cheap periodicals in existence, saw
nature of our plan. We write neither for Churchimen, the aim, or at least the tendency, of some of them to vor for Dissenters, as such. Our sinple aim is to probe the production of anarchy and confusion among us, moto true piety upon the principles of the Protestant by the abuse of that right, which as free Englishmen
Reformation. We seek to spread that pure system of we justly claim, and will ever uphold—the right of ex
truth which was promulgated by Christ and his Apospressing our opinions fearlessly on public men and
iles, and which has been consecrated by the blood of measures. Their sole object appears to be to persuade
Ridley, and Latimer, and other glories of our native the people that their governors are their enemies ;
land. Upon this broad ground we take our stand; and that all things are going wrong in the state; and heap
therefore may hope to meet the countenance and suping every kind of slander and abuse upon those whom
port of all, of whatever views in minor matters," who the good providence of God has set over the nation.
love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.” We give our Another class issue their weekly poison for a still more
hearty thanks to our friends for the great and increasing awful purpose— no less than to persuade man that he support we have hitherto met with ; and conclude is not an accountable being ; and thus at one stroke to
this exposition of our claims on their continued pacut up civil society by its roots, and deprive their be- tronage, by urging them to renewed efforts for the insotted votaries of all hope of happiness beyond the
provement and wider diffusion of the CHBISTIAN'S grave! With these two classes shall we say that we
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