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Messes ! himself in his heart * w foilehe heard the words of the curse , saying ,. I shill have peace though I add drusikenxiess to t&irst ,. shall lie under all the curses of this Ijook ^ * wlittn the anger o £ Jehovah , atfwl h 1 * 5 jealousy shall smoke against him , s » d * haU blot out his name from under
heaven . When all that fear God shall say , li . aUelxjah > tvbeny&ur s&eokc riset * up for rver and tirer . When these friendly tear * *> f 3 compasskmate Granger shall be drie « $ up . These ? alas ! even your parents , firee irons the weakness of the passions and hill of the equity of the ponishxnent , jimr parents sbail Ttrsep no more , but shout * RcjioXz orht ber ± ih < u * HeavaaJ *
No . VIL George IVhitfield . Methodism owe * much to Whitficld ' s presence oi mind aiuJ ready wit . lie was never abashed , and had always something to say to vvi ^ ry body . He was once preach - m * in the open fields , when a
drummer happened to be present , \ w « o was deiennined to interrupt *; is pious business , and rudely beat \\ h drum , in a violent manner , in order to drown the preacher ' s w > ice . Whhfieid spoke very loud , ( ditwas not so powerful as the in-. sjrument : he therefore called out
to the drummer in these words , —• u Friend , you and I serve the two greatest masters existing , but in different callings , —you msiy beat up * ***¦ volunteers for King George ,
No . VIA Gad-Man . A popish author on the article vi ccnfessinHy says 5 u A confessor partakes both of the nature of God und man ; with God he is man , with man he is God . "
The same author on the same subject , says , 4 C Jesus Christ , to absolve rnan ^ suffered infinite ago-Siies and even death itself £ whilst a confessor , by only lifthig isp bis haads , acquit * the guilty sinaer /*
Now YIML Lewis . * & Scourge ^ , Le wi s , t he author of the Semrrg ^ in Vindication of the CAwrch oj England , pablisbeil in weekly pa- *
pers in 1714 ^ and collected into a volume , in 1720 * inserted in his second number , a letter describing a visit to a conventicle ^ adding the foliowinii remarks-.
•* I can hardly sppreroe of tae cnxi © sitjr © f this gentleman , though I perceive la * is in a ^ reatrHeasmre ^ &rtified again st the poison of those insinuating seducers r but 1 woold advise those persons ^ who for the sake of diversion Mt&H often go into a Ksseirting'Assembly , not imifully to run
into a snare , for the Divine Goodness is not obliged to protect such as -wantonly sport beyond the limits of it . A learned father of the Chwrdb has , left us a story that may not improperly be translated upon this occasion t There was a wo ^ man at Rome , a Christian , who for her
pleasure , went into the Pagan , theatre * where very loose arwi profane spectacles > v ere sbewn \ o the people ; bit bcibrc she came away , she was possessed by the devil : she wa 5 brought to the exorcisl
( whose office it was ta disloclge those spispirits ) who demanded of the fend how * he durst presume to take possession of 21 Christian ? He instantly replied * What business bud she there P J found her up *** my aton prourtti ? 9
Lewis did not carry his Scourge beyond the 43 d dumber , the 42 nd having been presented by the Grand Jury at the King ^ Bench bar . There are added to it , in the volume , two letters ^ one to the foreman of the Grand Jury , on the Danger of the Church Rslablub *
I for King . Fest ! $ r- — in God * s sssnsae then ^ let us . © ot ? n > fcerrapt eacfe o $ her- the vn > v \ d is wide ewongh for u& both and we may get re * crui ts in a ^ itiKlanice . ^ Tb * s speech had &ucb ar * iSect , thai the man of war weal away in gre ^ gpeni humat ^ aiki left t l ^ e preac her im tb © full posbessii > n of ih ? field .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1809, page 30, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1732/page/30/