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however , be W * $ mistaken ; !>* . Jefferies , [ Jfff efy ] Deau > [ Arcfyteficoi *] of Nojnvieh , having *• published his thoughts } upon the same topic sixty years ago / ' 1 > This late Dissenting Minister , was
the Kev , Joan Simpson , a native , I believe , of the same town * with Mr . Hugh Warthingtoii , and well known as a mo ^ amiable , excellent , and accomplished mem . I have now before me his Essay to shew , that Christianity is best conveyed in the historic form : nevertheless , it affords no
intimation that the writer considered himself as discussing- a new subject ; though he treats it in a manner entirely his own , and like a strictly independent reasoner .. Ser . XXVI . p . 376 . " Horace defines wisdom , * A selection of the best
things , and the attainment of them by the best means / " It is a good definition , come from whom it may : < but I do not meet with k in Horace ; nor am I aware of its being deducible from any thing which he has written .
Ser . XXXIII . p . 471 . Mr . W . would read a clause in Colossians iv . 16 , thus , " the epistle sent to Laodicea . " The te # t % however , must not be disturbed : nor must the translation .
It is the commentator ' s province , and becomes his duty , to poipt out if he can , what epistle is intended . Now this Paleyf has done ,: " the epistle from LcK > dicea was an epistle sent by St . Paul to that church , and by them transmitted to Colosse /'
Ser . XXXVI . p . 522 . "Solomon , ^ - as it appears fro m man y parts of his history ^ the vainest monarch /'Here I am inclined to suspect an error of the press ; otherwise I must question the fact , and object to the representation . Let the reader judge for himself .
I could . easil y proceed * But I am apprehensive of wearying others and myself . If I have been hypercritical , there are surviving frieads of Mr . W . who can rectify my mistakes . Had the inaccuracies wKi ^ h I have ventured to notice ; been committed by an ordinary man * I would have passed
* Leicester . ; t Horn Paulina , ( 1796 , ) u- 248 .
them m silence . Numerous are the preponderating beauties of these Sermoos . Thje peroration of the ctocourse on " faith in an unseen Saviour / ' is particularly fiae ; and in p . 416 , we are presented with a most striking and , I believe , original , image * N .
Mr < Cogan on Remission of $ ins . ~ v 383
Sir , AFTER the declaration whkh I have made of my inability to enter into long discussions , your worthy correspondent Mr . Jevans will not be surprised that I decline giving a
formal reply to his communication m your last Number ( pp . 294—^ 29 7 ) . That I may not , however , be wholly silent , I will , with your permission > acquaint him and your readers how I came to adopt the opinion in confirmation of which I referred to Mr .
Kenrick's Sermons . When a young man , I read with great interest Dr . Taylor ' s Key to the Apostolic Writings . I there found it proved incontestably , that the Gentiles were called
sinners because they did not enjoy the privileges of the Jewish covenant . While strongly impressed with this idea , I was accidentally led to reflect on the well-known passage , "' Behold the Lamb of God that taketh awav the the Lamb of God that taketh away the
sin of the world ;" .. and my mincl was forcibly struck with the thought , that , the true interpretation of this passage must be , that by the death of Christ a way would be opened by which the Gentile world might be translated from what was deemed an , unholy to a >
holy state , by which they , who before were sinners ^ might become saints In the justice of this interpretation I was afterwards confirmed by readii ^ g * with some attention , the first and second chapters of the Epistle to the EphesianS , in which the apostle describes more fully than elsewhere the benefits which have resulted from the
death of-Christ , whp . is there represented as having broken down the middle wall of partition between the Jews and Gentiles , and " having . reconciled both unto God in one body by . the cross /* Nor did I find any thing ia these chapters which was unfavourable
to the sense which I had annexed < to the passage above quoted . I hence inferred that when the pardon of sin wa& spoken of ia connexion with tlie detith Qf Christ , the thing intended
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 323, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/11/