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but on another ' s understanding . But your paper shall never be exposed to the judgment of such persons . 1 blush when you plead in excuse for delay your want Of sufficient readiness in the JLatin tongue : what , then ,
I ask myself , must be your judgment of me , whose style , compared with yours * is so uncouth ? All your letters , even though written in haste , are not only pure and terse , but also lively
and elegant . If such displease you , I can easily determine what opinion you must have of mine . Yet relying on your friendship , I freely write to you whatever comes uppermost ; still assured of your kindness which can
overlook ray defects . But if , in future , you continue to offer such an apology , 1 shall be still more timid in writing to you . So you pereeive that such an excuse will be least of all admitted from you . But if your
engagements forbid an earlier attention to \ our correspondents , 1 cannot allow myself to urge your more speedy replies , to the prejudice of more important concerns ; but rather wish vou to wait for a season of leisure .
Write what and when you will to me , it will be most agreeable ; nor can I fail to acknowledge your late speedy communication of two letters .
Cimdimon &f a Se ^ mow o »< Immutability , of God , occasioned by the Death of Sir Samuel Romilly , delivered in the Unitarian Chapel * Yeovil , Nov . 15 , 1818 , by Dr . T . Southwood Smith .
Psalm cii . 11 , 12 : " My days are like a shadow that declineth , and I am withered like grass : but thou , O Lord , shalt endure for ever , and thy remembrance unto all generations . " AFTER illustrating the nature of the immutability of God , and stating the considerations which prove that this is an attribute essential to
thfe Divine character , and shewing how conducive a steady a » d lively belief of it is to peace of mind , the preacher-concluded as * follows * : 44 immutability of God afford ** a striking c&ntraftt to thfc everr-v «* fyi » g condition of man * . GtodV iwrtare m
Last week Mr . Le Cierc brought me yobr Treatise on the Education of Children , * translated into Dutch , for which valuable present accept my best thanks . My wife and daughter have read it attentively . When- they
had finished it , 1 perused it from the beginning to the end . We all highly approve it . The eminent man , I before mentioned , desires me to present to you his best regards ; Farewell my excellent friend . Yours , affectionately , P . k UMBORCH .
* Some Thoughts concerning- Education , " which reached a Fourth edition in 1699 . This Treatise was first published
in 1693 , and dedicated to the Author ' s friend , Mr . Clarke , of Chipley , to- whom the substance of the book had been comrounicated in letters , to assist him ia the education of his son .
One of Mr . Locke ' s foreign biographers says of these Pensees sur V Education des JSrifans , " Ce livre estimable a ete traduit en Francois , en Allemand , en Hollandois et en Flamand * ' ( This excellent wark has been translated into French , Germany Dutch and Flemish . ) Nonv . Diet . H $# t Paris , 1772 . IV . p # 131 , 3 pV
incorruptible and eternal ^ man ' s nature is fraiL aod perishing : God ' s purpose is without the shadow of a change ; man ' s purpose is fleeting as his sensations , and variable as the
circumstances which induce them . All which God designs must be fuK filled ; but man ' intentions , even his * noblest and his steadiest , are often brought to a swift and eternal close .
" Ho > v striking are the proofs which the passing hour constantly brings u& of the frailty of man ! How little ; dependence can be placed on any ; thing that is human ! How badcies *
i » the hope which rests even on all that is most noble , dignified and permanent in pur nature : on talent } , integrity , experience , wisdom * l > eni g ^ nity ! ** It was at the commencement of this very iiiotttli , last year , that tb ±
Conotosion cfa Sertium > ti the Death of Si ? Samuel Romilly . \ 3
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1819, page 13, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1768/page/13/