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the bishop of the diocese on the subject, The Rev. W. Harrison, of Manchester, and had received his answer, in which he is engaged in selecting and preparing a says, “ It would be foreign to the present Volume of Sermons, for the use of families. subject to enter into a defence of our The volume will contain fifty-two sermons, Marriage Service, when, if my views of which are intended to be plain, practical, it were the same with your own, I could and of moderate length. Mr. H. wishing uot possibly grant your request. From to introduce a portion of original malter, your knowledge of the law, you must be solicits from his brethren in the ministry, well aware that the rubrick of the liturgy the presentation of suitable manuscripts is the law of the land; and consequently, for a publication of this nature. that if I allowed an alteration in the marriage service, so as to suit either your Tue beginning of June, the Rev. J. views or those of any other person, I Evans, of Islington, will have his Memoirs should act in defiance of the statutes as of the Rev. William Richards ready for well as of episcopal duty. And if any publication. clergyman should venture, in the reading of the marriage service, either to omit or to alter, he would be subject to very heavy

NOTICES. penalties."

Manchester College, York.-The An

nual Examination will take place at the LITERARY.

close of the Session, on Tuesday, WednesSIR,

Clapton, May 24, 1819. day and Thursday, the 22d, 23d and 24th I beg leave to inform any of your

of June, 1819. readers wbo may interest themselves on

The York Anuual Meeting of Trustees the subject of iný edition of Dr. Priestley's will be held at Etridge's Hotel, on the Works, that the subscription for the 250 Evening of Wednesday the 23d, when the copies, to which I have reluctantly limited Vacancies on the foundation for the next the impression, is now closed.

Session, will he filled up. Applications I take this opportunity to renew my re

for admission on the foundation must be quest for any communications, from the made immediately to one of the Secre. friends to the design, with which they can

taries. promptly favour me.

The Trustees and Friends of the Institu. The Twelfth Volume, containing Notes lion will dine together on Wednesday aud on the Bible, will be ready for delivery on Thursday, June 23d and 24th, at Etridge's Wednesday, June 30th, at Mr. Eaton's,

Hotel. 187, lligh Holborn.



Secretaries. Sir, York, May 17, 1819. Manchester, May 20, 1819. I BEG leave, through the medium of the Monthly Repository, to inform the sub. Eastern Unitarian Society.-The time scribers to the “New Edition of the Bible, of holding the Yearly Meeting of this designed for the Use of Families,” that Society, which is appointed to take place the Girst Part, containing the Book of Ge. at Colchester, is changed to Wednesday nesis, will be published as early as possible and Thursday, the 9th and 10th of June, in the month of July. I will not needlessly in consequence of Mr. Fox being engaged occupy your pages in detailing the cir- to preach on the last Wednesday in the cumstances which have so long retarded month at Lyno, before the North Eastern the appearance of the work, though I Society. It is expected that Dr. T. Rees doubt not, that if fully known, they would and Mr. Fox will preach at the meeting at satisfy every considerate person. If the Colchester.

EDWARD TAYLOR, Secretary. Pari, which will soon be presented to the public, be thonght not unworthy of the patronage which has been promised to it, The Annual Meeting of the Southern the succeeding parts will be prepared and Unitarian Society will be held at Lewes, published with all the expedition that the in Sussex, on Wednesday, June 30, 1819. extreme difficulty of the undertaking, and The Rev. Juhn Evans, A.M., is expected the other, at present, unavoidable, occupa- to preach. The service will commence at tions of the Editor will allow.

Twelve o'clock.

P.S. The naines of Subscribers are still

Secretary. received either by the Editor, at York, or by Mr. Eaton, No. 187, High Holb. THB Annual Meeting of the Kent and London. The price will be raised

Unitarian Association will be held subscribers.

·rden, on Wednesday, July 7. Mr.

x is expected to preach,




Ecclesiastical Reforms. Within the Germany.

last two years the Prussian governnent It is asserted in the public journals, that has established a society at Berlin, comthe greatest part of the German news- posed of learned theologians, appointed to papers have Jews as their proprietors and propose some plan for the amelioration of principal editors ; for instance, the “Ca. the forms of worship and of the liturgy, zette of the Free Town of Frankfort," the Although this society has not yet presented « German Minerva," the “ Journal of its plan, it is said that to its counsels are Germany," the “ Mélanges of Foreign owing the re-union of the two Protestant Literature," the “ Free Speaker," the Confessions, the introduction of a new “ Hammonia," the “ Ethnographic Ar- form of worship into the military charch chives," the “ Gazette of Cassel,” and of Potsdam, and the ecclesiastical semisome others.

nary at Wittemberg, &c. To ensure the

reverence due to religion and morality, it Freedom of the Press.- -Wurtemberg, proposes the re-establishment of public March 14. The political situation of our penance; wbich measure is strongly sup. country is at present of such a nature, ported by Dr. Schleiermacher, Theological that it may, perhaps, lead to a more fa- Professor at the University of Berlin, and vourable result for the rights of citizens, President of this Society; the same who than will be the case in the German States, $0' strenuously maintained the advantages By our disputes respecting the Constitu- resulting from the re-unior of the two tion since 1815, and by the freedom of the Confessions, in opposition to the opinion of press, which for the last year has been Dr. Amnon, Superintendant at Dresden. constantly protected by the King, a mass Under what form will this public penance of juformation on public affairs has been re-appear? This point is not yet decided, spread among all ranks of people, which but it is thought ibat the plan will bave to can be no more suppressed, but will shew encounter pouerful adversaries, especially itself with the more energy in the next amongst the rich and great, amongst whom Assembly of the States, as we have become the application of it should commence. sensible what it is that is necessary Only M. Krichhof, a Doctor of Divinity, bas a few days ago, the King himself sup- published a pamphlet, which has produced pressed a new ebullition of military despo- a great sensation. In it be maintains thal tisin. The Editor of the wew Stuttgard the Protestant Church cannot subsist onGazette (Captain Saybold) had expressed less it accede to auricular confession, the himself with much freedom respecting the celibacy of the priests, and a supreme military systein. This incensed many in- ecclesiastical power as the centre of uity. dividuals in the army, and several generals - Chronique Religieuse.) took the lead. In an address to the King they demanded no less than a censorship In conseqnence of the regulations made for the journals, at least with respect to by his Royal Highness the Grand Duke articles concerning the military; and that of Saxe-Weimar, respecting foreigners the Editor of the New Stuttgard Gazette studying at the University of Jena, the should be deprived of his rank as captain. King of Prussia has, by a cabinet order

, To this the king replied, that in his king dated Berlin, April 10, recalled the youb don Liberty of the Press was established; belonging to his dominions who were pro that if remarks were made upon any class suing their studies there : they are to of persons in the State, they must, if they continue their studies in some Prussian were false, have the courage to overlook University. Disobedience to this order or to despise them; and if they were true, will be visited with incapacity of office. have the justice to profit by them; but his tribunals only took cognizance of defa- HOLLAND AND NETHERLANDS, mation of individuals. This truly royal

The people of the Continent are scrutianswer disarmed the enemies of the Liberty nizing the Duke of Wellington's conduct of the Press.

as a statesman. They are surprised (as

the following paragraph manifests) that PRUSSIA. Much dissatisfaction prevails in this claims of the Irish Catholics. But, saps

an Irishman should set himself against the country, owing to the King's neglect of the Dublin Weekly Register, of Feb. , his proinises to give the people a free constitution. A strong rumour was afloat

“ his Grace, perhaps, will appear less ip. for some time of bis Majesty having been them that he happens to acknowledge vero beset by an unruly assemblage of peti- little love for Ireland, and that he never to extricate hiinself from them. The his life to advance her interests or repureport may have been wholly false; but tation.” it is by such straws being tbrown up that

« Brussels, Feb. 10.-The intention of we learn which way the wind blows. the Duke of mellington to oppose the


emancipation of the Irish Catholics, makes brated Abbé de l' Epee, brought to perthe Mercury of Antwerp suppose that his fection by M. l'Abbé Sicard. An article Grace, not satisfied with all the fine titles upon this subject in the American Monthly which he already possesses, desires that of Magazine, informs us that the average Defender of the Protestant Faith ; and it number of Deaf and Dumb in the United takes occasion, from the petition which the States, amounts to three thousand three noble Lord has just presented to the House hundred and thirty-three, in a whole geneof Lords, from the merchants of Dublin, to ration calculated at thirty years. The address to his Grace the following apos- calculation is, we suspect, fanciful: the trophe :-WELLINGTON ! remember that repetition of the favourite orthodox figure you are an Irishman, that those whom this three, displays imagination rather than shameful law oppresses, are your countrymen; remember that this iniquitous law, in favour of which you have taken on

South AMERICA. yourself to present a petition, originated in The Press is at work in the new Rethose unhappy times when anarchy reigned, publics of this vast continent, and the and that it would cover the whole English effects are daily appearing. nation with eternal opprobrium, to main- The government of Santa-bave sent tain it in spite of the enlightened spirit of back a bishup, who went over with all nethe nineteenth century !" "(Journal de la cessary Papal credentials, because he reBelgique.)

fused to acknowledge American Indepen

dence. His dismissal was agreed upou in ITALY.

the National Convention of Cundinamara. A new fragment of the Fasli Consulares A memoir in justification of this measure has been discovered at Rome, in the neigh. bas been published in Spanish, priuted bourhood of the Temple of Castor and at Santa -de-Bogota. The republicans Pollux. It is composed of seventeen lines, bere contend that they have a right to aad relates to the second Punic War, which, reject a prelate, notwithstanding the apit is expected, will be much illustrated by pointment of the Pope, when he is noto. it. The first' volume of a collection of riously an enemy to the Commonwealth. these fragments has been published at Mi- Two ecclesiastics of high rank in Guailan: Signor Bartolomeo Borghesi, the ana having addressed a proclamation to Editor, proposes to illustrate and arrange the clergy and faithful of that diocese, in the whole of them, and the work is ex- which they praise the conduct of the gepected to form three volumes, 4to.

nerals of Venezuela, and the republican

troops, give the lie to all the calumnies Rome, March 12. The Prince Regent invented by the Spaniards against the Paof England has requested the Holy Father triots, and address their supplications to and Cardinal Gonsalvi to permit the En. the God of armies, that he would bless the zlish painter, Sir T. Lawrence, to take defenders of their country, and protect their portraits for the Gallery at Carlton their enterprises. In conclusion, they House. This artist is soon expected here. intreat and enjoin the clergy and people to

obey the constituted anthorities, to cherish According to a recent estimate made at union, so necessary to render them formiNaples, the population of the continental dable, and above all to cultivate the fear donnains of that State, which, at the end of God, the beginning of all wisdom. of 1817, was 4,971,726 inhabitants, is at This proclamation is "given at Guaiana, present 5,006,883. The population of the Sept. 2, 1817, the seventh year of the Recity of Naples is 329,438.

public." DENMARK

EAST INDIES. Two of the learned of Copenhagen, M. A Hindoo College has been established Munter and M. Engelstorf, are preparing at Calcutta

by the natives,

to be governed, an edition of the Councils of Scandivinia : as it was institnted, entirely by them. Its the work will form one 4to, volume. - primary object is the tuition of the sons of M. Munter continues his researches into respectable Hindoos in the English and the Greek Inscriptions, which may serve Indian languages, and in the literature and to throw light upon the New Testament, science of Europe and Asia. The improved He has already collected more than four system of instruction is adopted. The more or less imporlant.

Pundits have testified great satisfaction in

this establishment, saying, that they hope North AMERICA.

it will promote the general diffusion of At Hartford, in Connecticut, there has knowledge. A learned native has prebeen recently established a school for the dicted, in the oriental style, that the HinDeaf and Dumb: the benevolent josti- doo College will resemble the Bur, the tutors had previously sent M. Gallaudet to largest of trees, which yet is at first but a

to study the method of the cele. small seedling.




PERSIA. His Imperial Majesty has lately dis. The Prince Royal of Persia, with a placed and degraded Sung Ta.jin, his design to protect ibe Christians in that prime minister, because he presuined to country, has lately assembled a Divan at adrise him not to visit certain tombs of his the populous city of Tauris, and proposed ancestors; and had intimated that a great to them the following questions:-1. Was drougbt then prevailing, was occasioned Jesus Christ a true prophet seut from God? by the Emperor's inattention.

This was

-2. Are the laws contained in the gospel deemed such glaring disobedience to the jnst? --3. Is it lawful to blaspheme these commands of llis Holy Majesty, that it laws! The first two questions were an. was impossible not to punish it. It was, swered in the atħrmative; the last in the therefore, ordered that he should be de- negative. These decisions have received prived of his office, and be reduced to a legal form; in conscqnence of whieb wear a button of the sixth rank, and be the Prince punished one of his domestics. sent to the eight standards of wandering for insulting a Christian. We may, thereshepherds at Cha, ha, urh. His name is fore, hope that Christianity will be fully to be retained on the books; and, if for tolerated in Persia. eight years he commit no error, he may again be eligible to his former situation.

EGYPT. We smile at the symbol of Chinese honour, A French traveller, now in Egypt, has a button, forgetting our own stars, garters discovered, at a distance of about nine and grand crosses.

hours' journey from the Red Sea, ad an

cient city built in the mountains, belwern The Gazette of Genoa announces that the 24 and 25 degrees of latitude. There the persecution against the Catholics of are still eiglit bundred houses in existence. China, has not extended to the missions of Among the ruins are found temples dedi. the Dominican Fathers of Fokien and of cated to various divinities. There are Chan-Chew ; their mission of Tonkin en- eleven statues, and various ruius of others. joys tranquillity under the protection of He has also discovered the ancient stations ibe King Gia-L'aous, who is well-disposed that were appointed on the route through towards the Christian religion. Christi- the Desert, going from the Red Sea to the anity has made progress, not only in this Valley of the Nile: these stations are at country, but also in a part of the Philippine regular distances of nine hours between Isles entrusted to the care of this mission, each. This route is undoubtedly one of The only complaint is of a want of mis. those traversed by the commerce of India, sionaries, of whom they have prayed their a commerce wbich was so flourishing at brethren in Spain to send out some to the time of the Lagides, and under the them. The number of Christians in the first emperors. The situation is now as. missions carried on by the Dominicans, certnined of the emerald mine, of which amounts in China and Tonquin to 331,007, uo certain knowledge was had for several of wbom 157,753 for Tonquiu, are dis- ages. persed in 795 villages.


Communications have been received from Mrs. Cappe ; Messrs. T. F. Barham ; L. I. Jardine; J. Fullagar; B. Trelcaven; R. W. Wallace; T. C. Holland; J. Hancock; and Dr. Philipps ; also, from B.; Euelpis; B. Y.; W.; R. F.; and N. D. E.

By an oversight, the promised extracts from Joseph Lancaster's letter are omitted in the present Number.

Dr. T. S. Smith's account of the Meeting at Bridgewater, arrived too late for insertion. We received Mr. H. Davies's communication relating to the Taunton Fellowship Fund, hul hare mislaid it, and most therefore beg of hiin to furnish a cops:

Some Obituary Articles are reserved for the ensuing Number.

Not having been able to introduce any Parliamentary Intelligence, in its proper place, we take this opportunity of informing our readers, that the fire-Act Clergy Bill has been withdrawn, and that the Parish Clerks' Bill has been tbrown out by the Committee to whom it was referred, on an iuforniality detected by Mr. Wilks. The Catholic Claims have been debated in both Houses, and in both have been refused, but in the Commons by a majority of only duo.

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The Nonconformist. No. XI. Sketch of the History and Literature Inquiry soon gets perplexed amidst of the Spanish Jeros.

the darkness of remote antiquity, and IN

connexion with the general pro- perhaps the fables and traditions of gress of literature, no justice has unremembered, unrecorded days, have been done to the Jews; and I have little to invite the historian and the deemed it a pot uninteresting object sage. Whether or not we are disto collect together some scattered posed to believe (on rabbinical authonotices of those of the Spanish Penin-rity) that the fleets of Solomon consula. The neglected pages of their veyed large bodies of Jews to Spain, history are adorned with many an

and that they then founded some of illustrious name, and the tardy tribute its principal cities; † it is extremely of admiration has now been paid to probable that the decree of Claudius, their merits, even in the countries which drove the Jews from Rome, whence they were driven by the ma- and the destruction of Jerusalem by ligoity and the madness of untutored Titus, induced great numbers to settle bigotry. In Spain and Portugal their there. I In the time of Hadrian we writings have been lately made the know that Spain was filled with their subjects of learned and laborious cri- numerous colonies. $ ticism, and the obligations of science here) have bad scarcely any intercourse to its unwearied promoters, the Jews with Spain, they have still preserved, and of the iniddle ages, have been dis- employ in many of their religious services, tinctly recognised.". The Spanish their original language ; and the entbuRabbies occupy a deservedly high siasm with which they still think and speak place in the apnals of Hebrew litera. of their “ fatherland," seems almost roture ; and their descendants, when mantic. Purchas mentions, that in his driven from the land of their fore- time they preached throughout the Levant fathers, maintained for some time the in Spanish. reputation of their talents. But the

In the mountainous parts of Spain many

Jewish families still preserve their relisparks of superior intellect were not long preserved among the scattered

gious rites, and in Portugal a greater num

ber. Araijo (the minister of the latter embers, and the existing race (in this country) lately caused a censns to be country at least) seem to have nothing taken of the Hebrew inbabitants of Viseu to connect them with their ancestors and Braganza, and found they amounted but their language and their names, to many thousands. During Leni (when and, perhaps, a lingering and undying every Catholic is expected to attend his love for the paternal land which they parish church for confession) they comstill venture to call their own. †

monly emigrate to the larger towns, that they may escape unnoticed in the greater

mass of population, Devemos aos Judeos em murta parte

Mariana and Montano refer the set. os primeiros conbecimentos da Filosofia, tlement of the Jews in Spain 10 a very da Botanica, da Medecina, da Astronomia, remote age. Vide Basnaye also, VII. ix. e da Cosmografia.

+ Malaga, said to be so called from the A. Ro. dos Santos Litt. Port. Hebrew word Malach, as it produces an II. 235.

abundance of salt. Faéron notables los Hebreos en letras,

These are said (in the Jewish Chro. En doctrinas, misterios y prodigios.

nicles) to bave fixed principally at Merida. Lope de Vega, V. 341.

Basdage, VII. x. 8.

s Dura nacion que desterró Adriano. † Though for several ei

le. Lope de Vega ; Gibbon's Decline and

; scendants of the Span:-?

Pall, xxxvii. VOL. XIV.


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