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11 then , kneeling on a crimson veJgkt cushion the Rev . Mr , Holmes ^ the Sub-dean , presented ^) him a gold dish . The attendants opened an oval gold box , and presented the contents to his lordship , which consisted of three crimson velvet bags , with gold ornaments , containing goldy frankincense ^ and myrrhf which his Lordship laid in the gold dish ,
presented by the Sub-dean , and retired bowing . A short time after his Lordship had taken his seat in the royal closet again ^ the appropriate anthem of " Arise , shine , O Zion ^ for thy light is come , " composed by the late Dr . Dupuis , was sung very correctly by Messrs . Goss , Hawes , and Salmon .
"This superstitious mummery requires no colouring , Mr . Editor , to make it contemptible ; it is of a piece with the popish farce of rocking the cradle on Christmas-day , and would have been complete , if a lighted lantern had been fixed upon the ceiling , and a theatrical babe had been procured from Co
ventgarden or Drury-lane , to act the little Jesus . The cause of his Majesty ' s absence is not stated \ I should hope it was his good sense , which , if it accord with that of the public , must trample upon a childish superstition which would disgrace the
effeminate Persian , or the semi-barbarous Otaheitan , I am , Sir , London , Yours to command , Jan . 13 , 1806 . Gogmacog .
P . S . Perhaps after all , Mr . Editor , you may not approve of this letter , and if , which I hope is not the case , you stand upon style , or are fearful of giving offence , you will not ; on that supposition you have nothing to do but to burn it , without troubling me or the public with your reasons for so doing *
MR . palmer ' s vindication of the nonconformist ' s MEMORIAL . To the Editor of the Monthly Repository .
SIR , I was not a little surprised to find myself exhibited in the last number of the Universal Theological Magazine , in so ludicrous a point of view . Page 283 , I read as follows : Mr . Palmer
m his last edition of the Noncon . Mem . has strangely and unaccountably given Dr . Evans two fathers ; See vol . iii . p . 496 and 524 . " Now , Sir , as no one , who does not think me an ideot , could for a moment suppose that I conceived of Dr . Evans ( great man as he was ) to be really so distinguished in r Our correspondent is referred to the article Correspondence at the end of our Magazine , Editor .
Mr . Palmer ' s FinMcation * 13
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1806, page 13, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1720/page/13/