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the religious life at the present time in dency, and without requiring any man Germany; and he could not but think, to surrender his distinctive convictions, that much as we were behind that permit them all, of every shade of specountry in the extent and depth of cri. culative opinion, to hold out to each tical learning, and in a systematic ar- other the right hand of Christian bro. rangement of the means of public in therhood, and to meet together with struction, there were opportunities in perfect cordiality and mutual respect, the free self-development and manly on the broad ground of Gospel love self-reliance of our English people for and human sympathy and philanthrothe growth of an earnest and vital pic endeavour. He could not disguise piety, that would be ill exchanged for the delight that it gave him that mornmore science and more system in the ing, in the services which dedicated the mere frame-work and instrumentality beautiful edifice where they had assemof a religious life. It was a matter of bled, to the worship of God, to see asthe utmost importance to the future sociated with his friend Mr. Martineau, peace and progress of our country, that whose remarkable endowments so weli the rough energy and wild, strong intel- fitted him to stand in the front line of lect that were shooting up irregularly public opinion, and lead it on to new on every side in our dense and rapidly and higher views of Christian truth increasing population, should be brought and duty, one of the most honoured under the control of strict moral prin- and eminent of their older ministers, ciple, and of a faith at once fervent and who might be considered, perhaps, as rational, and be subjected to the re- representing a somewhat different phasis fining and tranquillizing and spiritual of theological opinion, and to hear him izing influence which minds of higher enforcing with his silver voice and perculture could shed down upon it-and suasive eloquence, the clear and calm he deeply felt for himself and for his lessons of a pure and rational piety. In brother ministers, who occupied the conclusion, he could only express his great fields of industry embraced by hearty sympathy on the occasion of their South Lancashire and Western York- assembling that evening, and on behalf shire, how grave and solemn were their of himself and of his brethren in Man. responsibilities in this respect. In en- chester, to offer a cordial welcome to tering on a new scene of things, and their distinguished friend, Mr. Martibringing old principles to bear upon neau, on the resumption of his ministhem, earnest men had always some- terial duties under such brilliant progthing to learn from experience ; did not pects of increased influence and usefulalways, in the first instance, very clearly ness. discern the end and limits of their en- J. B. Yates, Esq., proposed “The deavours. Men equally honest in the Building Committee, with a special acpursuit of truth and right, might di- knowledgment of the valuable services verge some in one direction, and some rendered by their Secretary, Thomas in another. It seemed, indeed, a law Harvey, Esq., and our best wishes for of Providence, that, from the intermix- his happiness and health.” ture of conservative and progressive The ChairmAN acknowledged the elements, so variously dispersed in the compliment, and gave “ The Architects constitution of the human mind, the and Contractors of the Hope-Street course of opinion should never pursue Church, Messrs. Barry and Brown, and a straight and uniform rise, but oscil- Messrs. Furness and Kilpin.” late between opposite extremes, one The interesting proceedings termiexcess compensating another, and leav- nated about 11 o'clock in the evening. ing in the last result a solid residuum of truth-a marked advance in man's onward march towards the great ends of
Tea-party at Devonport. his being. He hoped that neither party On Thursday, November 8, a large (if he might speak of parties on an occa- number of the friends of Unitarianism sion like this) would be too proud to in Devonport and Plymouth, took tea profit by the lessons and examples of together at the Royal Hotel, Devonport. the other. For himself, he thought it After tea, the chair was taken by the honourable to the religious body with Rev. J. Crawford Woods, and a hymn which he had the happiness to be con- was sung by the united choirs of the nected, that it could harmoniously em- two congregations here. The Chairman brace within it elements of such various then rose, and having read an address quality and apparently conflicting ten- to Mr. T. C. Gould, the Treasurer and Secretary of the Devonport Unitarian Devonport, who built their chapel partly congregation, from that Christian so- with their own hands, Mr. Nicholas ciety, presented to him in their name Rundell rose, and addressed the meeta very beautiful silver Inkstand, as a ing, declaring his strong feelings of slight token of their respect, gratitude gratitude to Mr. Gibbs, and his warm and friendship. Mr. Gould made a attachment to Unitarianism. Interestlengthened, a feeling, and an eloquent ing speeches were also delivered by the reply. The Chairman then introduced Rev. W. J. Odgers, of Plymouth ; Mr. to the meeting the Rev. G. H. Stanley, R. C. Rogers (editor of the Devonport of Tavistock, and called upon them to Independent); R. M. Parker, Esq.; and welcome him to the West of England. Messrs. R. Edgcumbe, S. Harris, H. Mr. Stanley, who was received with loud Slogget and J. Gapthorn. Regret was applause, made a humorous speech, in expressed on account of the absence of which he called himself the Abbot of the Rev. W. James, of Bristol, who was Tavistock, in allusion to his chapel there prevented from attending the meeting being part of an old abbey. The Chair- by severe domestic affliction. The utman, having expressed his respect and most harmony and good feeling preveneration for Mr. Gibbs, who laboured vailed among all present, and the evenso long in the good cause here, and ing was spent most pleasantly, and it is having referred to the zeal of the found. hoped usefully also. ers of the Unitarian congregation in
Oct. 2, at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, liberal member of the Unitarian congreMary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. gation for many years; he was the unSamuel Whitfield, of Birmingham, and Ainching advocate of reform, both in wife of Mr. John HARLAND, of the Church and State ; and his loss will be Manchester Guardian.
felt not only in his family, but in the
town at large. His remains were conOct. 26, at Hull, of congestion of the veyed to the cemetery on Saturday, the brain, T. A. WILKINSON, Esq., aged 48 29th, when the burial service was conyears. He had been a zealous and most ducted by the Rev. J. Shannon.
Oct. 9, at Lewisham, by the Rev. Oct. 19, at Lewin's Mead chapel, J. N. Vlieland, James, son of the late Bristol, by the Rev. Wm. James, Mr. Edward D'Alton de MONTMORENCY, FREELAND FILLITER, of Wareham, Dor. Esq., of Greenwich Hospital, to Susan, set, solicitor, to Rosina, eldest daugh. only daughter of John Kiddell, Esq., ter of the late Mr. Edwin Suute, of of Blackheath Road.
Nov. 21, at the Presbyterian chapel, Oct. 28, by the Rev. Henry Hawkes, Bury, Lancashire, by the minister of the in the Unitarian chapel, Portsmouth, chapel, Mr. Samuel Holt to Miss EliSamuel SAUNDERS WAFFARD to Han- ZABETH Hall, eldest daughter of Mr. NAH MERRETT, both of Portsea, Samuel Hall, Bury.
Acquittal of the seven Bishops, 209. Cantab, on the position of the Unitarian
tarian church, 743.
Carmarthen College, 500.
Carpenter's, Mr. R. L., Sermons, 627.
Catholic Emancipation, 606.
Catterick, commemoration of Theophilus
Memoir of, 87, 150, 287, Chapel singing, how to improve, 61.
Christian Witness, its coarseness, 116.
Christian's petition to Parliament, 424.
Church architecture and archæology, 20.
Church-rate question in Parliament, 250.
Letter to Rev. R. Fletcher, 435. Scrip- Cleator, school examination at, 502.
Colston, Peter, 255.
Coltman, Mr. Justice, 511.
pland, 93, 154, 157, 163, 164, 351, 355, Congregational Year-Book, 179.
Cooper's novel, “The Sea Lions,” 492.
Answer to Strauss, 56.
Cottrell's Religious Movements in Ger-
Couper's, Mrs., Lucy's Half-Crown, 622.
Crewkerne, Mr. Teggin's removal from,
Crompton's, Rev. J., Christianity without
Cromwell, Oliver, 135.
Davison, Rev. D., on Regium Donum, 38.
Demoniacal possession in India, 321.
Dissenters of 1687, 212.
Dissenting chapels mobbed, 104.
, on the marriage law, 439.
Drummond's, Dr., letter, 614.
Dublin Review, 114.
Dudley lecture, 447.
Dyer's Slave Girl, 305.
anity, 111. At the Lindsey comme-
Hawkins, Abraham, 703.
Henley, Orator, 106.
Herford's, Mr. W., sermon at Chowbent,
preventive of crime, 696. In America, Hewley suit, its termination, 188.
Hewlings, the, 717.
Hibbert, Randal, obituary of, 639.
110. Common sense Views of Scrip-
ture, 435. Voice of God in the Pesti.
High-Church mobs, 50.
Hill's Educational Monitor, 184.
16. Ferdinando, 19. Thomas, third History of the Puritans in England, 568.
Hodges' First Book of Chemistry, 53.
Holland's, Lord, letters to Mr. Aspland,
360, 559, 740, 742.
Holt, Rev. James, 610.
Hone's trials, 165.
Horwood, Richard, 128.
Howard, Jesse, 192.
Howorth's sermon on Sunday-scholars,
Hughes, Rev. William, 63.
Hughes, Mrs., letters to Mr. Aspland,
Hume's apology for a Church Establish.
Hunter, Rev. Joseph, his Collections
concerning the Early History of the
Founders of New Plymouth, 745.
Hyde chapel, lines on, 80.
Illustrations of Scripture, 529, 721.
Isaiah lviii. 6.
Israel in Egypt, 568.
Italy, state of religion in, 449, 532.
Ivimey, Mr., attack on Rammohun Roy,
James II., policy of, 209.
Jenkyn, William, and his son, 715, 716.
Jessop, denry, 510.
Jews, admission of, into Parliament, 506.
26, xiii. 36, xxi. 22, 592.
Jolliffe, Samuel, 128.
Jones's, J. A., Bunhill Memorials, 705.
Jortin, gems from, 726.
K.'s review of Smith's Shipwreck of St. Melbourne, Lord, character of, 113.
Paul, 1. Macaulay's History, 129, 208. Mill-Hill chapel, opening of, 118. Ser.
Demoniacal possession in India, 321. vices at, 249.
Monument of the Fire of London, 561.
Funeral sermon for Rev. W. Hughes, More's, B., Letter to Lord Fairfax, 14.
Morell's Philosophy of Religion, 257.
Morris's, A. J., Christ the Spirit of
Notes and Comments on Scripture, Mountford's Beauties of Channing, 438.
N. on reverence for the Scriptures, 140.
Illustrations of passages of Scripture,
Nag's Head Tavern, 562.
Newman's Essay on the Soul, 526.
New, Mr. Anthony, 575.
Noel, Baptist, on the Union of Church
and State, 193.
Non-Con Club, 297, 543.
North British Review, 372, 568.
Nye, Philip, 437.
Oldbury lecture, 635.
Ordination errors, 55.
Owen's College at Manchester, 57,
107. Domestic Mission, 222. Unita. Padiham, 380.
Patterson's First Steps to Zoology, 244.
Paul, on the conduct of St., 649.
People's Dictionary of the Bible, 222,
Periodicals, critical notices of, 112, 184,
480; iv. 31, vi, 1, 365; x.-xvii, 11, Pitt, Dr., death of, 478.
xxiv. 18, 366; vi. 38, xvi. 8, 722. Pollard, James, obituary of, 62.
Porter's, J. S., Principles of Textual Cri.
Pounds, John, the founder of ragged
Presbyterian Fund, 425.
6:24. Sermon at Liverpool, 689. Price and Priestley, caricature of, 177.
versity, 18. New College, 123, 377, Taylor, 65, 233.
Priestley, memory of, 573.
235. His Christianity and Unitarian Puritans, the, 132.
Puseyism in the West of England, 187.
R., H. C., on Church reaction, 20. Big
words of little sense, 219. On the
R.'s, J., review of Layard's Nineveh, 337,
407. Newman on the Soul, 526,