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down his life for those who nailed cult task of “doing the things” which him upon the cross,--spending his he commands? Jast agonized breath in prayers for It is less easy to excuse or to actheir benefit, and urging the only plea count for the blindness of a different by which, as far as we are able to description of men, and inore espejudge, the Divine compassion was cially of those who have devoted themlikely to be moved in their favour- selves to the Christian ministry, many “Father, forgive them, they know not of whom speak of a military life with what they do."
perfect complacency; some even conThe thick veil which, during what senting to their sons embracing it! we justly term the dark ages, covered These persons, we must conclude, men's eyes, can, on the subject we have their eyes still sealed up, chiefly, are now considering, scarcely be said perhaps, by a love of the world, and to be at all removed from those of are unable to perceive the glaring inthe vast majority of every denomina- consistency, or rather the complete tion of Christians, Quakers only ex. contrast between the life of a soldier cepted, in the present day; and I and that of a real Christian. once heard one of these, when a May we not be allowed to conjecPeace Society was about to be formed, ture that this blindness (which may express an earnest hope that it was be more or less culpable, according not intended to circulate the tracts to the circumstances and situation of amongst soldiers! Sad state of soci- each individual) is permitted to reety surely, when Christian truth must main on the mental sight of many, be carefully concealed from a very even in countries where the Scriplarge and very ignorant body of men tures are open to view and speak on whom it peculiarly concerns, because the subject of war in characters as it will be found utterly inconsistent visible as the sun at noon-day, till with what are called the duties of tyrants, and civil tyranny, shall be batheir profession! Can a clearer proof nished from the earth?" It is most be imagined, that such a profession consolatory and encouraging to pernever did, never can exist in a truly ceive that the government of the Christian community? “He who hath United States, which, by all lovers of not the spirit of Christ, is none of rational freedom must, I think, be his”! Fearful denunciation pronounce allowed to be the most generally beed by an apostle against not only the neficial of any now existing, is deciperpetrators but the abettors of rob- dedly the most favourable to peace, bery, murder, and all the dreadful and the subjects of it far more, in list of crimes consequent on the war proportion to their own numbers, than system, by whatever name, or under any other people, warmly partake in whatever sanction, it is carried on. this truly Christian feeling; a happy
The patriots of Spain and Greece, sign this, that the world is indeed and of South America, and those who becoming wiser, in the true and most have so zealously assisted them in and enlarged meaning of the word. from our own country, I venerate as I fear, Mr. Editor, that yourself men possessed with a noble love of and many of your readers will think. justice, and of the rights and privi- this a long, and, perhaps, a desultory leges with which an impartial and paper. But it contains truths of the infinitely benevolent Creator has en- most momentous kind, on a subject dowed every individual of the human deeply interesting to every thinking race. And when we consider how our mind. I have never pretended to any youth in the middle and upper ranks skill in composition; what I write are educated-how early and how as- comes from the heart, and if, in a very siduously they are initiated into the few instances, what I now send should minutest knowledge of the inhuman reach the hearts of those to whom it and demoralizing doctrines and prac- is addressed, my time will have been, tises of Heathenism ; can we wonder well bestowed, and as a sincere well that they should be disposed to take wisher to the cause, you will be glad the world as it is, and not distinguish to have furnished me with the opporbetween saying, “ Lord, Lord,” to tunity. him whom they have been taught to
MARY HUGHES. call their Master, and the more diffi
Leicester, May 10, 1824. VERY handsome monument has been recently erected in the Great
Meeting, Leicester, to the memory of the late Dr. Alexander, of this town, of whom an obituary is contained in the Repository of last year (XVIII. 56). I inclose you a copy of the inscription. Those who, like myself, were well acquainted with the deceased, will acknowledge the justness of the character here drawn of him. If you will allow it a place in your valuable Miscellany, you will gratify many of his friends, and oblige your constant reader,
Of Danett's Hall, near Leicester.
For piety to God, and disinterested love of man,
As an able and conscientious physiciau,
He has rarely been equalled.
His benevolence, expansive as his mind,
A fair advocate and generous supporter
Of civil and religious liberty.
But their due appreciation must be sought
His friendship gratified, his bounty reliered,
In the month of June, 1810,
He died November 27th, 1822, aged 55,
In this chapel he worshiped,
Letter from Ex-President Jefferson horror from the deed, and their into Ex-President Adams. dignation has been loud, deep and
universal. But to shew, still farther, (From the Boston Patriot.)
how impotent has been the malignant TEFFERSON and ADAMS.-A blow, aimed at an aged patriot, who
, , ed effort was made, by the treacherous permission has been granted to pubpublication of the Cunningham cor- lish the following voluntary communirespondence, to destroy the merited cation, from the illustrious sage
Monpopularity of John Q. Adams, from ticello to his distinguished compatriot, an expectation, that the friendship, in the glorious career of the Revoluwhich Mr. Jefferson had so long en- tion, which must overwhelm with tertained for his venerable father, shame and mortification, the particiwould be converted into resentment, pants in that wanton outrage upon in which the Republicans would not confidential intercourse, and blast for only participate, but visit the supposed ever, their desperate hopes, to send to wrongs of the father upon the son. their tombs as implacable enemies, So far from this desired result being two of the only three surviving signers produced, the people recoiled with of the Declaration of Independence.
While the holiness of friendship is confidence, whose shaft seems to have thus preserved from vile profanation, been aimed at yourself more particuthe citizens of the United States will larly; this would make it the duty of rejoice at the triumph of virtue, and every honourable mind to disappoint learn how to appreciate those lofty that aim, by opposing to its impressentiments and that exalted friendship sion a seven-fold shield of apathy and which neither time, political dissen- insensibility. With me, however, no sions, nor private enemies can oblite- such armour is needed. The circuin
stances of the times in which we have Monticello, Oct. 12, 1823. happened to live, and the partiality of “Dear Sir,—I do not write with our friends, at a particular period, the ease which your letter of Sept. 18, placed us in a state of apparent opsupposes. Crippled wrists and fingers position, which some might suppose make writing slow and laborious; but, to be personal also : and there might while writing to you, I lose the sense not be wanting those who wished to of these things, in the recollection of make it so, by filling our ears with ancient times, when youth and health malignant falsehoods; by dressing up made happiness out of every thing. hideous phantoms of their own crcI forget for a while the hoary winter ation, presenting them to you under of age, when we can think of nothing my name, to me under yours, and but how to keep ourselves warm, how endeavouring to instil into our minds to get rid of our heavy hours until the things concerning each other, the most friendly land of death shall rid us of destitute of truth. And if there had all at once. Against this tedium vitæ, been at any time a moment when we however, I am fortunately mounted were off our guard, and in a temper on a hobby, which, indeed, I should to let the whispers of these people have better managed some 30 or 40 make us forget what we had known years ago, but whose easy amble is of each other for so many years--and still sufficient to give exercise and years of so much trial ; yet all men amusement to an Octogenary rider. who have attended to the workings of This is the establishment of an Uni- the human mind, who have seen the versity, on a scale more comprehen- false colours under which passion sive, and in a country more healthy sometimes dresses the actions and and central, than our old Williain and motives of others, have seen also these Mary, which these obstacles have long passions subsiding with time and rekept in a state of languor and ineffi- flection, dissipating like mists before ciency. But the tardiness with which the rising sun, and restoring to us the such works proceed, may render it sight of all things in their true shape doubtful, whether I shall live to see it and colours. It would be strange, ingo into action.
deed, if at our years, we were to go “ Putting aside these things, how. an age back, to hunt up imaginary or ever, for the present, I write this let- forgotten facts, to disturb the repose ter, as due to a friendship, co-eval of affections, so sweetening to the with our government, and now at- evening of our lives. tempted to poisoned, when too “ Be assured, my dear Sir, that I late in life to be replaced by new am incapable of receiving the slightest affections. I had for some time ob- impression from the effort now made served, in the public papers, dark to plant thorns on the pillow of age, hints and mysterious inuendos of a worth and wisdom, and to sow tares correspondence of yours with a friend, between friends who have been such to whom you had opened your bosom for near half a century. Beseeching without reserve, and which was to be you, then, not to suffer your mind to made public by that friend or his be disquieted by this wicked attempt representative; and now it is said to to poison its peace, and praying you be actually published. It has not yet to throw it by among the things which reached us, but extracts have been have never happened, I add sincere given, and such as seemed most likely assurances of my unabated and conto draw a curtain of separation between stant attachment, friendship and reyou and myself. Were there no other spect. TH, JEFFERSON. motive than that of indignation against “ John Adums, former President the author of this outrage on private of the United States.”.
Irish Episcopal Inoomes. have smiled, we doubt not, at the INQUIRIES into the state of the sight of this charitable and evangeli
are safe, so long as they constitute a frequent, more earnest, and, we would
fund for ministerial patronage and hope, more effectual. The managers of this huge establishment will not parliamentary jobbing. allow the curtain to be drawn, and the interior to be thrown open to
Fraud on the Memory of Anthony the public view. As yet, therefore,
Collins. statements relating to the wealth of [From D’Israeli's Second Series of Cuthis anomalous corporation, must be riosities of Literature, Vol. I. p. 386.] in great measure conjectural. If the
MONG the confidential literary conjectures be erroneous, it is easy for the Irish prelates to remove error and the honour of ranking Anthony Coldoubt by some exposition, on autho- lins, a great lover
of literature, and a rity, of the real property of the Es
man of fine genius; and who, in a tablishment. A correspondent signing himself Des Maizeaux, treated him as his
continued correspondence with our Laicus, in the Morning Chronicle of friend, and employed him as his agent the 2nd of June, exhibits the follow- in his literary concerns. These, in ing as a nearly correct list of the the formation of an extensive library, revenues of the Irish Episcopal Sees :
were in a state of perpetual activity, “ ARCHBISHOP'RICS.
and Collins was such a true lover of “ 1. Armagh
£18,000 per Ann. his books, that he drew up the cata“ 2. Dublin
logue with his own pen. Anthony « 3. Cashel
Collins wrote several well-known “ 4. Tuam
works without prefixing his name; « BISHOPRICS.
but having pushed too far his curious 1. Derry £20,000 per
inquiries on some obscure and pole
Ann. “ 2. Clogher. 12,000
mical points, he incurred the odium “ 3. Elphin
of a Free-thinker, a term which then
8,500 « 4. Cloyne
began to be in vogue, and which the
French adopted by translating it in « 5. Meath
7,000 * 6. Kildare 6,500
their way, a strong thinker or esprit • 7. Ferns
fort. Whatever tendency to “libera
lize” the mind from dogmas and creeds « 8. Raphoe : 6,000 56 9. Limerick 6,000
prevails in these works, the talents ~ 10. Kilmore
and learning of Collins were of the
first class. His morals were imma« 11. Down
culate, and his personal character in« 12. Dromore 6,000 “ 13. Killala
dependent; but the odium theologi
5,000 ** 14. Waterford .
cum of those days contrived every
5,000 « 15. Cork.
means to stab in the dark, till the
4,000 “ 16. Ossory
taste became hereditary with some,
I shall mention a fact of this cruel « 17. Clonfert 3,500 “ 18. Killaloe .
bigotry, which occurred within my
own observation on one of the most This correspondent proposes that polished men of the age. The late the Archbishop of Armagh as the Mr. Cumberland, in the romance enPrimate should receive £6,000 per titled bis “Life,” gave this extraannum, the Archbishop of Dulilin ordinary fact, that Dr. Bentley, who £5,000; the two other Archbishops so ably replied by his.“ Remarks,” £4,000, and each of the Bishops under the name of Phileleutherus Lip£3,000. There would then remain a siensis, to Collins's “ Discourse on surplus of £67,000 per annum, “to Free-thinking,” when, many years afbe applied to the repairs or building ter, he discovered him fallen into of Churches, to Religious Education, great distress, conceiving that, by havor to any other mode of promoting ing ruined Collins's character as a the interests of Religion in Ireland. writer for ever, he had been the occaTheir Spiritual Lordships of Ireland sion of his personal misery, he libe
rally contributed to his maintenance. vine Providence : which seems to give In vain I mentioned to that elegant some force to our Lord's saying to writer, who was not curious about Peter, “ Thinkest thou that I cannot facts, that this person could never now pray to my Father, and he will have been Anthony Collins, who had send me more than twelve legions of always a plentiful fortune ; and when angels?” “How then can the Scripit was suggested to him, that this tures be fulfilled, that thus it must be po “ A. Collins," as he printed it, must These angels were certainly not intendbave been Arthur Collins, the histo- ed to fight against the Jews, but to resrical compiler, who was often in pe- cue him, and convey Jesus to the mancuniary difficulties, still he persisted sions of immortality. His death, then, in sending the he down to posterity, was voluntary. He himself says, "No totidem verbis, without alteration in man taketh it (life) from me, but I lay his second edition, observing to a it down of myself. I have power to friend of mine, that “ the story, lay it down, and I have power to take while it told well, might serve as a it again. This commandment have I striking instance of his great relative's received of my Father.” How greatly generosity; and that it should stand, does this enhance the merit of his sufbecause it could do no harm to any ferings and death! Taking it in this but to Anthony Collins, whoin he peculiar point of view, I think it throws considered as little short of an Athen considerable light on many passages of ist.”
Scripture which relate to his humbling So much for this pious fraud! But himself, and becoming obedient unto be it recollected, that this Anthony death, even the death of the cross. Collins was the confidential friend of
PHILALETHES. Locke, of whom Locke said, on his dying bed, that “ Collins was a man whom he valued in the first rank of
Dr. John Jones on the Parable of
Dives and Lazarus. those that he left behind him.” And the last words of Collins, on his own
N death-bed, were, that “ he was per
of your correspondents, (p. 140,) suaded be was going to that place I send a few remarks on the parable of which God bad designed for them that Lazarus and the rich man, contained love him." The cause of true reli- in Luke xvi, 19-35. Verse 18 has apgion will never be assisted by using parently no connexion whatever with such leaky vessels as Cumberland's the preceding verses. And this is one wilful calumnies, which in the end of those passages which betray an inmust run out, and be found, like the coherence in the language of Jesus, present, mere empty fictions ! while his ideas, in consequence of an
intermediate step left unnoticed, are
intimately connected. In verse 16, SIR,
May 10, 1824. he had the death of John in his mind. ТОГ
of Christ, as connected with his John: since that time, &c. Having spotless and sinless life, has been han- this event in his mind, he passed over dled by any one in this peculiar point to the cause which led to his impriof view, I merely suggest a hint for sonment and murder : and this, as we others to enlarge upon, should it be learn from other parts of the Evanthought of any importance. The Apos- gelical History, was the adultery of tle Paul denominates our Lord, "the Herod. Thus thinking of the violasecond Adam." The first Adam, by tion of justice and chastity, in the his disobedience, brought death into person of Herod, he delivers a general the world; the last Adam, by his obe- proposition on the subject, without dience to the will of God, brought life specifying the individual against whom and immortality to the sons of men. it was levelled.
“ Whosoever putBeing, then, without sin, it would seem teth away his wife committeth adul. that he might have escaped death in tery.” « The man that is guilty of any way, and have been translated or such a crime, however great he may changed, as Moses and Elias, had it be, shall be punished. not been otherwise appointed by Di. In verse 18, we have seen, that our