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It is not easy to assign/ namos of many others are the origin, and trace the early transmitted, who, persisting in history of Uuitariauism in offering divine honours to the England. Its doctrines, how. Father only, perished at the ever, quickly engaged the at stake. The fate of Joan Bochtention of the human mind er is remarkable ; tlre warthen newly awakened from its rant of her death was extordeep and protracted reverie, ted from Edward VI. by archAbout the middle of the fif bishop Cranmer, who, for his teenth century, Reginald Pea. zoal in promoting the Reforcock, Bishop of St. Asaph, mation, was afterwards sacriand afterwards of Chichester, ficed to the fury of the paa zealous advocate for a purer pists. The amiable prince system of faith and morals, ap. moved to tears, is reported to pears to bave conceived the have said to the prelate, “I objections, which have since resign myself wholly to your prevailed, not only to the divi- judgment in this matter; it is nity of Christ, but to the nar. for you to justify the deed in sative of his miraculous birth the sight of God:” This ex.. recorded in the beginning of cellent woman had been in. Matthew's Gospel. He was duced to embrace the doctrine deprived of his episcopate ; of the simple unity of God by nor did his constancy avail to reading tho Scriptures, thea save him from the ruin which lately translated into English. his love of truth had provoked. The new tenets were dissemi

Henry VIII. was the up wated with such rapidity, that Worthy instrument, and his li. a system of persecution was Centious amours the impure sct on foot to suppress them. source of the reformation in From 1566 to 1688 the im. the English Church. Its sep-portation of Socinian books aration from the papal see, the was prohibited; and Bartho. work of violence, rather than lomew Legate, who suffered the result of investigation, was martyrdom in the reign of accordingly less complete and James I. (1611) has borne a effectual, than in other pro way. the testimony of his ima testant countries. New arti. placable adversary to the fault, cles of faith were imposed, less purity of his life. The avd Henry was constituted piety and fortitude of these sopreme head of the charch; holy men in their last moyet there were not a fow, who ments suok deeply into the had too proud sense of their minds of the beholders, so that inherent dignity, and were too it was judged, expedient to deeply skilled in saered litera-panish the assertors of the ture and ecclesiastical history divine unity by leaving them to embrace and abandon their to perish in secret dungeons. opinions at the nor of a ca- The story of their virtues and pricious tyrant. While the their sufferings, has perished, hierarchy, during the 'reigns with them; but there is a band of Henry VIII. Edward VI. which has consecrated their and Elizabeth, was assuming memory in immortal characits present form, many atoned ters, and enrolled tlieir palica with their lives for their rejrc- in the book of life, tion of the trinity; and the

ter his retirement, the chapel sense of it. As in the in Essex.street, London, was present casc, whether thero erected, and Clarke's impro can be three persons in one ved liturgy, revised by Lind- nature, or two natures and sey, was adopted in the reli. one person.' My lord, my giờos services. This it is be. | Bible is l'aulty again; for I do Jieved, was the first edifice in not remember that I ever read England, consecrated from its. in it either of these propositi. foundation to the worship of ons, in these precise words : God the Father. It is, and “ there are three persons in ever has been, the resort of

one nature"or," there are two persons distinguished for “ natures and one person." wealth, office, rank, and elo.

When your lordship shallshew qaence in the senate and at

me a Bible wlierein they are. the bar. Their present pasto so set down, I shall then think is the Rev. Thomas Belsham, them a good instance of proformerly professor of theolo) positions offered me out of £y in a college of calvinistic scripture; till then, whoever Dissenters. The writings o! shall say that they are propea this gentleman, whether in de

positions in the scriptare, fending the credibility of the when there are no such words Gospel and the truths of Uni

30 put togetker, to be found tarianism, or in repelling the in holy writ, seems to me to wanton and insolent attacks

make a new scripture in words made upon his 'brethren, or

and propositions that the Hoin vindicating the honours of

ly Ghost dictated pot: I do the dead, against those who

not here questiou their truth, seek to tarnish thiem, equally nor deny that they may be prove him to be learned, tem.

drawn from the scripture; but perate, and acate ; while the I deny that these very propo. integrity of his life, the suavi.

sitions are in express words in ty of his manners, and his

my Bible. For that is the on. diffusive benevolence, endear ly thing I deny here; him to the wise and good. lordship can sbew them me in

yours, I beg you to do it. Unscriptural Language. Mr. Locke, In matters of revelation I think it not only safest, but our duty as far as any one de. The Three Witnesses : livers it for revelation, to

į Joho v. 5--9. keep close to the words of the Having given you the His. scripture; unless he will as tory of the controversy, I shall some to himself the authority now. confirm all that I have of one inspired, or make him. said from the sepse of the self wiser than the Holy Spi. text itself. For, without the jit himself.- Mr. Locke, testimony of “ thc Three in

But the instance your lord- “ Heaven”, the sense is good ship bere gives, is beyond my and easy, as you may sce by comprehension.

You say,

the following paraphraso a proposition is offered me inserted in the text in a dif"out of scripture to bo believ- fcrent character. "ed, and I doubt about the

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“Who is HE, THAT OVERCO- Witness OF GOD, which he METH THE WORLD; BUT HE, “ bare of his Sow, by declar

THAT BELIEVETH, THAT JE ing at his baptism ; This is “SUS IS THE SONOFGOD, that my

beloved Son; by raising Son spoken of in the Psalms, “ him from the dead, and by 6 where he saith, Thou art my pouring out his Spirit on us;

Son, this day have I begotten GREATER ; and therefore os thee. This Is He, THAT, af ought to be more readily re« ter the Jews had long ex:

" ceived." pected him, came, first in a Thus is the sense plain and “ mortal body by Baptism of natural, and the argument “ WATER, AND then in an im. full and strong : but, if you “ morial one by shedding his insert the testimony of" the “BLOOD ; being the Sou of “ Three in Heaven”, you in. “ God, as well by his resur- terrupt and spoil it. For the “ rection front the dead ; whole design of the Apostle (Acts xiii. 33.) as by his being here to prove to men by

supernatural birth of the witnesses the truth of Christ's Virgin, (Loke i. 35) AND coming, I would ask, bow the

It is the Spirit also, that, testimony of " the 'Three in “ together with the Water Heaven” makes to this pur" and Blood BEARETH WIT. pose.

Ness of the truth of his com- If their testimony be not “ ing; BECAUSE THE SPIRIT given to men, how does it

IS TRUTH ; and so a lit and prove to them the truth of “ unexceptionable witness. Christ's coming ? If it he, bow 66 For TheRE ARE Taree, is the testimony in Heaven THAT BEAR RECORD of his distinguished from that on coming ; ; THE SPIRIT which

Earth? It is the sade Spihc promised to send ; and rit, which witnesses in Hea. “ which was since shed forth

and in Earth. If in upon as in the form of clo. both cases, it witnesses to us

ven toogues, and in various men ; wherein lies the differ“gifts ; The Baptism of WA- ence between its witnessing in

TER, wherein God testified, Heaven, and its witnessing in This is my beloved Son ; AND Earth? If, in the first case, it The shedding of his BLOOD,

docs not witness to men, to accompanied with his resur. whom doth it witness? And to " rection, whereby he became what purpose ?

And how " the most faithful martyr, or

does its witnessing make 10 so witness of this truth, AND the design of St. John's dis.

These THREE, the Spirit, the course? Let them make good Baptism, and Passion of sense of it, who are able. For

Cirrist, AGREEIN witnessing my part I can make none. “ One, and the same thing ; If it be said, that we are not (namely, that the Son of God to determine, what is scrip

come) and, therefore, ture, and what not by our prie “ their evidence is strong : vate judgment, I confess it in “For the law requires, but places not controverted; but to two consenting witnesses, in disputable places, I love to « and here we have Three : take up with what I can best " AND IF WE RECEIVE THE WIT- understand. It is tho temper

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UNITED STATES. said “ that God was justified

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Jeremy Taylor, D. D. Bishop of Down and Connor. JEREMY TAYLOR was born at was raised to the See of Down Cambridge, about the commence- and Connor; and afterwards to ment of the seventeenth century. the See of Doomore, which he His father was a barber, but held till his death, which was gave his son a good education. occasioned by a fever. He died In 1631, he took his degree of Ba- at Lisburn, 1667, and lies interchelor, at Caius College, and was red in the Cathedral of Dromore. ordained at twenty-one. Remov- He was a man of distinguished ing to London, he became a po- genius, uncommon humility, and pular preacher, whilst Archbishop | fervent piety. Some of his works Laud preferred him to a Fellow- have been lately reprinted; his ship of All-Souls' College, Ox- Beauties are selected, for he is ford. In 1638, he was promoted with many a favourite even to to the Rectory of Uppingham, in the present day. His style is Rutlandshire. He made rich and glowing. Dr. Young, Chaplain to the King; but the in his Night Thoughts, seems civil wars induced him to retire in- to have taken some of his best to Wales, where he kept a school ideas from his works.-Evans's to support himself and family. Sequel to the Sketch. Here he published his famous Liberty of Prophesying, in behalf of Dr. HEBER, the present Bishop the excluded Church of England; of Calcutta, has, we understand, his Great Exemplar, illustrating republished the works, and prethe nature of a good life; his fixed to them a much admired Holy Living, and also his Holy memoir of the life, of Jeremy Dying, which are the most popu- | Taylor. We cannot conceive a lar of all his works. Residing at better model for an Orthodox Golden Grove, near Carmarthen, Bishop of the Church of England he printed a volume entitled, than that which his character and The Guide of Infant Devotion, or writings afford, distinguished as the Golden Grove, a manual of he was, not more for his attachDaily Prayers, fitted to the days | ment to the Episcopal Church, of of the week. He published ma- which he was a shining ornament, ny other pieces in the Princi- than to the great principles of Repality, all displaying great talent ligious Liberty which he advocatand piety. In 1657, he quitted ed with eloquence and strength of Wales, and soon went to Ireland, I reasoning during the brief triumph where he wrote his celebrated of Presbyterianism and IndepenDuctor Dubitantium, or Rule of dency in England, and which Conscience, as well as various he firmly and consistently main-' other tracts. As a reward for his tained when Episcopalianism loyalty, he, at the restoration resumed its anciont sway.--Ev.

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