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No . IJ . The New World . There seems to be a general opinion , something like a presentiment , that America is destined to be the seat of empire , civilization nnd letters , some ages hence . At ihe time of the destruction of
Jerusalem , Tacitus says , that it was a general expectation amongst the Jews , ( Suetonius has it , Percrebu erat Oriente toto vetus et constans opinio , ) ut valesceret Oricns , that
the East should prevail , The same prophecy is now held with . regard to the JVest ^ and the events of the last forty years have been remarkably propitious to it .
In 1778 ,, Captain Carver , the Traveller , wro-te as follows : — •* To what power or authority this new world ( America ) will become dependent , after it has arisen from its present uncultivated state , time alone can discover . But as the seat of empire from time immemorial has been
gradually progressive towards r he'West , there is no doubt but that at some future pexiod ) mighty kingdoms will emerge from these wildernesses , and stately palaces and solemn temples i iv ' tth gilded sfiiresy reaching the skies , supplant the Indian butsy whose only decorations are the barbarous trophies of their vanquished enemies . "
.. No . V . parents rejoicing in the J&lemal J ) amnation of a Child . A very proper mark of abhorrence is set in Vol . ii . of this work .
p , 102 . upon a reflection thai * purposes of love and mercymay be accomplished to myriads of the redeemed" by observing Hell-Torments . But the
sentimenfc in the sermon there reviewed is nothing to the following passage taken from a sermon to Young People , on Early Piety , by the lute R * Robinson of
Cumbridge , which in his latter days he must have blushed to read , and which ought not in justice to his change of opinions to have been republishcd without some remark , in the late Edition of his works . He is describing a wicked son before the bar of tonal Judgment .
• " Death -Would be mercy : the Judge shall say , Depart into everlasting fire . Fearful solemnity of inflexible' justice I When Hell from beneath shall move to meet thee at thy coming > when he who
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several counties in search . of thee , and and now I am glad I have found thee . ** To this Bunyan replied , * Friend , thoq dost not speak truth , in saying the Lord sent thee to seek me ; for the ; Lord well knows that I have been in this jail some years ; and if he had sent thee , he would have s ^ nt thee here directly */* - ^
vangelical Notes on John Bunyan ' s Pilgrim ' s Progress .- As few of the readers of the M . Repos . are , it is presumed , addicted to such reading , it may without impropriety occupy a place in the Gleaner ' s Miscellanies .
No . III . One Enthusiast set right by a ? u other . The anecdote of the Quaker misled by the inward light , M . Repos . vol . iii . p . 47-5 , is similar to a story related in Mason ' s £ -
« While Bunyan lay in Bedford jail , a Quaker came to him , and thus addressed him , " Friend Bunyan , the Lord sent me to teek for thee a and I have been through
No . IV . Humanity . The Holy Inquisition , \ rr delivering their victims into the hands of their executioners , recommend them not to spill their blood *—To prevent this , they are committed to the flames .
Qu . Is it a fact that the Moravians , who hold the shedding of blood in like horror , on their first establishment , ingeniously invented the singular punishment ot tickling culprits to death f
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1809, page 29, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1732/page/29/