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gress j from one step to another , fHVre vvciulcl then have been ground fur su ^ pectiMg ^ tbe genuineness of his accoupW . ' * l 4 fc 5 . Finally , if we compare the ale counts of Moses with the most ts of
anqK ?» t ^ ccoiin other nations , we n w y kv ' 'fully "" sensible of the pure bources from which the first ar ? derived . Amongst all the nations of antiquity there is not one ibat has any thing similar ,
or attains in its most ancient bis . tor . e * to any thing Hke the sim ^ pi . city , adequacy , and philosophical truth of this book . V Other national stones swarm with fitbles , in which those < vho plaCe most
dep " # * nflance Uj > ori their knowledge of antiquit y and of symbolical Ian * gdngt- are unable to discover any meaning ; th < y 'have been misunderscooft by'the nations them , selvc ' s , in their early times , they ha \ e BeeW jtliefed and forced into
irfekHirVb , l > y f < ii > lisfi explanatiotts , ( to ^ i m ^ nVAWt ^ and interpolations ;
) ih \ t * iti £ itieas ktiich they origin . tflly V ? ofttaiWd iftfe Id ^ t : t&e ac . dbtftit ^ contained in Getiesis on fh ^ coiitiary ^ hav ^ . fbr the mos ^ t 1
pHttlifiaVried their original * mean Wig ; thcy ^ 'breathe'Tn a mode of expression , ofleh highly figuraflVe , bUt dlways iruHli ^ ible , the
cbfrce"pt ! ons r f the purc ^ infancy of fllk ^ wtortd , atid though relating m ^ ny fcui prising-evtnts , have no . flrfn ' g sorpiising in the mode in wtjieh they are related . For in . in £ t $ * tTce , that mo ^ t ancient view of * rtle origin of things ^ in the 1 st chttpi GAfiesfe , which fn the thfe . ogoftie * Utid Cosmugonies of other natibnshaaftssnmed a ridiculous Und
unm <^ titttg form , from the mfifcon . ce ! torts c 3 € l ^ ter times , is am ^ gat the Hebrews so fail of sitrtplitri ^ , cjtceileiice amJ Hruih ^ nd * o fre ^
from the chimeras of other nations , that the pre-eminent rank of the Mosaic accounts must be evident from that single passage . "
Sketth of English Protestant Perm secution . —Letter IV . Sia May 31 , 1812 . I proceed now to describe some Acts of Faitky exhibited by the English' Protestant Inquisition ^
which , as before observed , was erected by the royal commission , ; of the l 2 th of April , 1549 . Burnett says , that 44 some tradesmen were brought before these
coinxnissioneis in May , and were persuaded to abjure their former opinions ; which were , that a regenerate man could ndt sin * That though the outward man sinned , the inward man sinned not . That
there was no Trinity of Persons . That Christ was only a holy pro ~ phetj and not at all God . That all we had by Christ was , that kt taught us the way to heaven .
That he took no flesh of the Virgin and that the baptism of infants was not profitable . A strange medley is here displayed , of Chris , tian simplicity and pseudo-evangelical refinement .
Among those whom Cranmer and his associate Commissioners now alarmed into recantation , Stfype mentions one Michael Tftombe , a butcher , whd " renounced the opinion , that Christ
took no flesh of our Lady , and that ( be baptism of infants is ndt pro . " fi < ikb ! e /* He names fclsb u onfc jftrW , a tanner of ColcfhWfcr , * wkb ** recanted and bare ii faggot at Paul ' s Cross , and aftet that Hi
CUWMBWr . * '' Thftf * WaS ^ pf ;< iJiaMy thk ferion designed by Birrne ^ wtttre he taysy-t&t «* o& of J hcp
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1812, page 362, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1749/page/18/