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tholics to see certaiu important sub- any thing be done to enlighten her jects in the same light that the ca- darkness; to rectify the errors protholics of the Church of England duced in the long lapse of ages, by do, a very auspicious opening would her isolated state, and by her destibe made for that long desired mea- tution of the means of religious sure of Catholic Union, which for- knowledge? Can any thing be done merly engaged the talents and ans- to protect her against the oppression jous wishes of some of the best and of the native governments, and ablest members of both commu- against the insidious arts of the Ro. nions.” Charges, p. 443.
mish church, aided by the terrors of A union, therefore, with the Sy- an inquisition? Such are the inquirian Christians, at a fulure time, ries which the occasion called for; ought not to be accounted a vision- and these inquiries, we trust, will ary object. At present, however, yet be effectually prosecuted, not they only want our countenance and only as a duty incumbent on the Sothe means of instruction. They cieiy under any circumstances, but are descended from the first Chris. as doubly requisite in order to repair lians at Antioch (at least with more the injurious effect of the present certainty than we can trace the de- publication. Of course, no injury scent of almost any other people); could have been intended by the they maintain a primitive character, Society; that is altogether impossi. and can boast of an antiquity to ble: but an injury has nevertheless which we cannot pretend ; aut al. been done, by the mistatements though, in respect of refinement and which have thus been forced into cir. learning, they may not be deemed culation under an authority so geneworthy to sit at meat with us, yet rally venerated as that of the sowe may give to them, and it appears ciety for promoting Christian Knowthat they would thankfully receive, ledge. Had the purpose, however, • the crumbs that fall from our ta- of these mistaken representations ble."
been to excite the commiseration Before we conclude this article, and the exertions of the members of we wish it to be distinctly under the Society in favour of this suffer stood, that we have no intention to ing and destitute body of Christians, censure the Society's missionaries, though we should still have regretted They, we doubt not, gave the best their incorrectness, we should have answer they could to the query ibat applauded the motive which gave had been put to them. We think, them publicity. But we cannot however, that the query itself was discover that such is its intencion; ill-timed. The Society might have on the contrary, if any inference known that the members of a church, inay be drawn from the general co• however apostolical that church may lour of the Report, it would be, that be in its constitution and in its creed, the Society designed to justify itself which is deprived of free access for making nu tforts to enlighten to the word of God, the grand foun. the Syrian Christians. This infelain of light and knowledge, cannot rence, however, will prove to be be in a capacily to become the he. unfounded, and we shall rejoice to ralds of the everlasting Gospel 10 witness the proof of its injustice, other nations. The inquiry ought in the early adoption of some mearather to have been, What can we, as sures on the part of the Society will a society embodying within its pale a view to ascertain the practicabi. the constituted authorities of the lity of its beneficial interference in English episcopate—what can we do behalf of this people. If, on the to raise this ancient, but fallen and other hand, no such measures should oppressed, church to a participation be adopted, we must then call loudof the privileges with which the Di- ly on all the members of the Church vine mercy bas favoured us? Can of England, who feel för her true honour, as a dispenser of the bless charge the obligation which is im. jogs of salvation, and as “ a light posed nipon them, to employ their of the world," (whether they are ulmost exertions to raise from its members of the Society for promoto present state of darkness and depresing Christian Knowledge or not) to sion this most interesting commuconsider how they can best dis-, nity of Christians.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
Life, by the Rev. I. Saunders, A. M. ;--Mr.
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1811. Diales. Females. Total.
Males. Peruales. Total. England 3,987,935 4,343,499 8,331,434 4,555,257 4,944,143 9,499,400 Wales
257,178 284 368 541,546 289,414 317,966 607,380 Ssotland
734,581 864,+87 1,599,068 825.377 979 487 1,804,864 Arny, Navy, &c. 470,598
640,500 Totals ........ 5,450,292 5,492,354 10,949,646 6,310,548 6,241,596 12,552,144 Difference in the Returns.-England, 1,167,966— Wales, 65,834_Scotland, 208,180mm
Army, Navy, &c., 169,902 -Total, 1,611,88%.
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HERTFORDSHIRE AUXILIARY BIBLE
William Plumer, Esq. was unanimously
called to the chair, but declined it on acA very numerous and highly respectable count of his health ; when, in compliance meeting, convened by public advertisement, with the same unanimous request of the was held at the Shire hall in Herford, on meeting, expressed on the motion of Mr. Friday the 24th of January, 1812, for the Plumer, seconded by Sir John Saunders Ser purpose of establishing an Auxiliary Bible bright, Bart. William Baker, Esq. accept Society to co-operate with the British and ed it. Foreign Bible Society.
The Chairman, in a very concise and able manner, explained the occasion of the meet- Esq., seconded hy Culling Smith, Esq. it was ing, and stated, that, according to his view resolved, that Lord Viscount Grimston be of the question, the only difficulty that ex- requested to accept the office of President of isted on the subject must rest with those the Society. His Lordship has acceded to who were disposed to object to the formation the wish of the meeting. of so truly excellent and important an insti- The following is the list of the Vice-Pretation. “ The object," he observed, “ issidents. simple, totally unconnected with every ques- The Right Hon. Lord John Townshend, tion of politics, on wbich parties might be M.P.* formed ; and the means proposed to attain Hon. Thomas Brand, M.P. it, such as, in my opinion, every Christian Hon. William Lanb, M. P. might safely and conscientiously agree to Hon. Edward Spencer Cowper, M. P. unite in supporting. It has my cordial ap- Sir Jolin Saunders Sebright, Bart. M. P. probation."
Cavendishi Bradshaw, Esq. M. P. Mr. Plumer then rose, and addressed the Nicholson Calvert, Esq. M. P. meeting in a short, but very impressive Oliver Cromwell, Esq. speech. He stated that this was probably Daniel Giles, Esq. M. P. the last time he should ever meet his friends Thomas Greg, Esq. and neighbours on any public occasion. He James Gordon, Esq. M.P. was glad that he had an opportunity of bear. Joseph llalsey, Esq. M. P. ing bis testimony in so good a cause. It Adolphus Meerkerke, Esq. would be a consolation to him, as he ap- William Plumer, Esq. proached his last hour. Difference of judg. Sir Culling Smith, Bart. ment must exist on many points, “but if Abel Smith, Esq. M.P. we cannot reconcile all opinions," said Mr. Culling Smin, Esq. P. (quoring Mr. Vansittart's letter to Dr. Samuel Smith, Esq. M.P. Marsh) " let us endeavour to unite all The Rev. Mr, Lidden entered at some hearts." Mr. Plumer concluded by moving a length, and with considerable force, into series of resolutions, which were seconded the character and probable effects of the by Sir John Sebright.
Bible Society. He considered it not merely The Secretaries of the parent society then as a powerful instrument of God, but as proceeded to explain the nature, objects, and likely to become a permanent blessing. progress of the institution.
The Hon. Mr. Brand, in proposing the Mr. Steinkopff forcibly stated the want Secretaries of the Auxiliary Society, deliverof Bibles in various parts of the continent, ed a very manly and strong appeal upon the and the great anxiety to obtain them. beneficial tendency of the institution. He Among other interesting facts, which he adverted in terins of high and just encomium mentioned, was the following. An offer to Mr. Dealtry’s “ Vindication of the Bible was made by a person from Stockholm to Society," and gave it bis warmest recoin, the governor of Russian Finland, of some mendation, as a most candid and unanswerpecuniary assistance towards supplying the able defence of the object and proceedings of pour Finlanders with Bibles. The governor the institution. inquired from what generous hands the The motion for the appointment of the proposal came. When he learnt that they Rev. William Dealtry and the Rev. C. were indebted for it to England, he could Maslen, as secretaries, having been seconded not refrain from tears; but added, that by Nicholson Calvert, Esq. and adopted by without consulting the Emperor nothing the meeting, Mr. Dealtry rose could be done. The Emperor was consulted, thanks. and has coatributed, from his private purse, We are happy that it is in our power five thousand roubles to the Bible Society to insert the substance of this excelleut now forming in Finland,
speech, which has been printed at the parMr. Hugles entered upon a vindication ticular request of the Committee of the Hertof the nature and constitution of the parentford Auxiliary Bible Society. It was as folsociety and its auxiliary associations. His lows: speech was almost entirely argumentative, “ In rising to return my thanks for the disaud, to the conviction of all who heard bim, tinction which you bave been pleased to conhe established the expediency of such a union for such a purpose.
* An extract was read from a letter of The resolutions were then read from the Lord John Townshend, at. Bath, expressive chair, and unanimously adopted.
of his cordial support, and regretting his unOn the motion of Adolphus Meetkerke, , avoidable absence on account of his health,
fer opon me, I feel myself called upon to not the test ; she is not built upon a fonuexpress my warmest wishes for the prosperity ation of sand, but upon the firm basis of of the great cause which has brought us to the everlasting Gospel. She has no need to gether. So far as my humble exertions can bide berself in darkness: her goodly propromote its glorious object, they will not be portions are then best discerned, her pillars wanting; and I think it an honour and a and her towers are then seen to the fairest privilege to be thus employed. If facts of advantage, when reflecting back the full the nuost interesting nature can operate upon blaze of the light of truib. our minds, what facts can be niore impres- “ I would even venture to adopt the lansive than those which we have this day guage of a distinguished ornament of the heard? If our reason is to be swayed by university of Cambridge (Dr. Clarkey upon arguments, I have never heard arguments a recent occasion, and declare, “So soou as nore cogent and conclusive. To me, indeed, it shall be proved' (what I am sure never will the whole range of argument, for the disper- be proved) that the distribution of the sion of the Scriptures, whatever else we dis- Bible alone is hostile to the interests of the tribute, appears to lie within a very narrow Established Church, then, and then only, compass. If thesc records are indeed the be that church subverted.' revelation of God, and expressly intended to "I have been led into these observations by make us wise unto salvation, where is the
a printed paper now in my hand, and which Christian that shall dare to arrest their pro- was yesterday circulated through this town gress? The pretence, that the free circula- and neighbourhood with considerable assidution of the Bible can do harm, what does it ity. It bears the signature of a “Churchamount to ? That, in the most important of nan :" and, with views not very friendly all concerns, Infinite Wisdom has devised to the object of this meeting, presents us means ill adapted 10 their end! That man with a sort of parallel between the Bible is wiser than his Maker! That God is not Society, and anothier admirable institution, to be trusted with the declaration of his own the Society for prr moting Christian Knowwill in this world, which his bands have ledge. I ani myself a member of this latter made!
society: other members have been admitted • When the disciples of John inquired of on my recommendation; and I heartily our Saviour what were the proofs of bis die wish that every churchman in the laud, whe vine authority, he crowns the catalogue by can afford to subscribe, would lend his assisstating, that the poor have the Ciospel prcach- tance to both institutions. But for what end ed to them. And what is the object of the can any man wish to introduce jealousy and Bible Society? It is to give that Gospel to hostility in a cause like this? Why should the poor: it is to fulfil
, as far as human there be any other rivalry between these agency may be permitted to fulfil it, the great great institutions, but the generous rivalry end of our Saviour's mission. And who could of conferring benefits on mankind? Here endure the thought of refusing to a poor is a world lying in sin : here is a world to man the comfort of a Bible! What sort of be evangelized; surely there is abundance consolation would any of us derive upon his of room for the labours of both; every heart death-bed from reflections like these: “[ and every hand should be pressed into the saw my poor brother hungering for the bread service, and invited to partake of the reward. of life, and I withheld it. I perceived hins In attachment 10 the Church of England, I thirsting for the waters of salvation, and I will yield to no man living: but God forbid resused to give them: he was perishing for that I should fetter the liberal exertious of lack of kouwledge, but I turned and pass any benevolent mind, or seck to deprive my ed by !” Is there in this assembly one church of the distinguished honour of assistperson, who would not shrink with serroring and co-operating with good men, thuogh and dismay, if addressed in that awful hour not of my own communion, in the diffusion by the voice of conscience and in tones like of universal blessing. these? Let us act now, as we shall then " If the time would permit me, and if I coke wish that we had acted. Are we commar.d. sidered the paper in my hand as likely to proed to make the Gospel known to every crea- duce much impression in the county, I would ture? Let us have the Christian courage to enter more at large into a discussion of its do so, and leave the consequences 10 God. statements. My observations for the present Is there a menuber of the Church of England, shall be very concise. I would first call your who can reasonably entertain apprehensions attention to a question of fact. It is here for the Establishment from the widest dis asserted, that the British and Foreign Bible persion of the Scriptures? As a minister Society is patronised by " a small proportion of that church, I beg leave to say that I fear of our bishops.” I need not informn this +