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old tinted against our persons and jSro- ] ptrtiest we trot only Willingly , but 1 gfadly ; ine ^ t tKeni ; -dnd if , m th £ en- 1 counter , we should find that the strong ] ai * m of Truth fights on their side , we * Will readily , joyfully and thankfully enlist ourselves with them under her
sacred banner . Th <* s £ must be the sentiments of every sincere and consistent Unitarian : arid that a full and patient discussion of all the points in which they differ
from their Christian brethren may speedily take place , and be carried on by both parties in the spirit of meekness and candour , is the earnest wish of your . constant reader ,
MARY HUGHES . P . S . Will you permit me , before I close this paper , to thake a few observations on the very interesting account given fn vour last Repository of the late Mr . Thacher . [ XIII . 717—720 . ]
I think , if Mr . Fearon himself , or , if such there be , orue stiff less willing to allow afiy degree of talent or of virtue to ex ist amoDfg our brethren on the other side of the Atlantic , were to peruse it , ht must confess that the Western
Continent has produced a man whose character does horvour to human nature ; and that , when he was called to his native skies , a survivor was not wanting , -fullv able * with simple , forcible and heart-affecting eloquence , to bold forth his bright example to the world .
But What chief ! v induces me to noti <* e this article * is the very striking resemblance which , in character and circumstances , in life and in death , the subjeet of it bears to our lamented
fHend , Benjamin Goodier ; which I think cannot but have forcibly occurred to the mind of every reader tvfio had , like myself , the happiness 6 f being intimately acquainted with that excellent young mart .
Who that witnessed his conduct and behaviour during any considerable part 6 fth& four ijears of illness which preceded his death , the great mental improvement that he matfe , and the zealons and active exertions for the
toemefit of his fellow-creatures which continually employed him , even under such tryiirg circumstances , could fail € «» fce <* ill him ** a young man uncommonly ripe in understanding and virtiu&r and ; though unwillingly , to anticipate mkfot him " € S 6 d had ap-
pointed an early immortality : " that though " sickness wasted his body , it had no poweir over his spirit ! " « that his understanding retained all its vigour , a » d his heart gained nerr sensibility . The next circumstance mentioned of Mr . Thachfer coincides , too , in a m ~ marka We degree : " his sufFerings called forth an almost unprecedented kind ~ ness , '' ( in different parts of this country , and afterwards in a foreign land , ) in those with whom he associated , " which famished him with new and
constant occasions of pious gratitude , arnd perhaps he was never so thankful to the Author of his being as durift ^ his sickness . The parallel holds so entirely throughout almost every sentence , that I might go on transcribing to the end of tfee paper , and still imagine that it was
expressly written to commemorate our departed friend , so ^> erfect i » all respects is the resemblance . To that admirable paper , then , I refer the many who feel a deep interest in the remembrance df Mr . Goiter , as presenting a likeness of him Which cannot but be highly gratifying to ^ their hearts .
Outrage at Edinburgh . —Late Secedkrs from the Church . ai
Sir , KNOW not when I have been I more shocked than in reading the account of the horrid execution at Edinburgh , wnere a malefactor being
cut down from the gallows in a state of insensibility , was restored to conscious animation by being bled by a surgeon , and then hanged a second time . This is pure vindictive justice . But this is not the last nor the wotst
scene of the kind , if your correspondents who believe in both the resurrection and destruction 6 f the wicked , be right , I submit the casrc to their moral sense . Q .
Sir , GREAT sensation has been ere * A ated in the Church of England by the late secession of several of its ministers and members , distinguished at leaat by their opulence . They are
ultra < evangelical , goin g bey ond the Galvinists themselves on the subject of imputed righteousness aftd justification by faith . They appcat not to be all of the same mind , tout several of them are said to be Airti-tnnitarian ^
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1819, page 21, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1768/page/21/