On this page
- Text (2)
Note: This text has been automatically extracted via Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. The text has not been manually corrected and should not be relied on to be an accurate representation of the item.
Additionally, when viewing full transcripts, extracted text may not be in the same order as the original document.
after M * pwtiwtor fnienda had each selected ft txx * as a token erf nt * ei » - krance . He died unmanned . la his person be was bulky , rather than muscular ; Ms features were lai ^ e , aod strong !? marked ; ¦ and his
countenance , especially when any friend addressed him * - indicated at once the sense and benevolence 6 f the individual . His manner in private society , though plain , was manly and engaging ; he knew what was due to others , as well as to himself , and neither conceded nor demanded more . He enjoyed an equanimity of temper , and a flow of good spirits , which rendered him at all times social and cheerful .
" His character , in two particulars , was well expressed in his own words , that he was a Presbyterian in his religion , and a Republican in his politics . He thought with Milton , thai the trappings of a monarchy were
sufficient to set up an ordinary commonwealth ; a sentiment to which he was fond of recurring , and which was frequently the occasion of a good-humoured baiiter among his friends . But while his affection to the
Presbyterian Church was not of an exclusive or bigoted description , so his republican principles were not adopted from passion , or a reatleas iinpatfence of superiors , but on a conviction of
their truth and utility , and because he thought that this form of government was best adapted to the general welfare , and gave a freer scope to the exertions of merit . He entertained
a high veneration for the characters of Washington and Fox . He thought , truly , that the fame which the former had acquired , as the founder of the independence and freedom of America , was far greater than the laurels
whieh accompany the mere victories of a successful general . He revered the memory of the latter , as the universal friend of humanity , and the firm and fearless champion of British liberty .
y At the desire of $ ome friends , he sat for his picture to Wat bo n , about ten ytarai ago . it is in the posses * tora < rf * S T ard ! aw >; & **> »* & a * £° * *** g * wjig haa been Executed ftfttn ft , by * - Yimo ^ of London . ?* t .
The Charge qf Presumption retorted vn Athan < m <** s . fi # 9
TSe Chqrgp yf Preemption TeCorMe < f vn Alh ^ nasmns * € t Quis fcuterit Gracchos de 8 editk > ne quertmtei ? " . ¦ . Sir ,
OF all the charges made against Umtarianisra by Orthodoxy , I know not any that comes wrth Ao ill a grace ^ as that capital one commonly preferred against her , of not approaching the divine oracles in a spirit #£ comparative humility . AthaBtasiams « tt is , I will not say , the creed of htitnaa
reason , but it is emphatically the creed of human reusou ?^ . In rat iocifi att&R ( such as it is ) did it originate , aad by ratiocination ( such as it is ) only can ife be maintained . Its patrons plead , that Ghri&eis called God in the Scriptures ^ that the titles and attributes of God
are repeatedly assigned to him ; that he had , in so many words , identified himself with the Supreme Being , and that St . Paul hesitates not to speak of him as icra , 0 ey . On the other haad they admit , ( how could they indeed deny ?) that the Son invariably pro *
claims his inferiority to the Father ; Ui » entire dependence upon him ; his al >* solute impotency vvkhout him ^ w&k but for him ; his iguorawiffle of the €€ day and hour of filial judgment his want of authority to dispose of the higher places in his kingdom , % &t *; and that St . Paul as categorically affirms that , at the consummation of
his mediatorial office , when he i » -to resign the kisafdom into the hoods oi his heaAenly Father , he Is to l > e sub > ject to him that did jput all things under him . that Ood ( the Father ) is
maty be all in ^ tfk Naw t&are b pazzle undoubtedly , biifc only to a reasoner . : A € f prostratioff-of tfee un ^ derstamti ^ ff" would tench , what ? that ,
as Dn Oarpenter says of the doctnued of Liberty and Necessity , they ate both true , though hie ' cannot ujAderatand how they should b& ? that the * S >» to aur emadatioft from < the ^ Wathset ^ lite
him Ood / trtill deriving hisiBoingrfiroia him , the creature of *^ A « iU > the rde * pendetit on hfo power , &ne vnih Aim only by ubliibited iOid ipompleiq ; sab ^ jection , the dele ^ ate ^ iiat . cMpartiierr ^ hfe jjLiHsdicAitm , « C : Ae > in ^ , wit 0 ^ to tenmrt of his l ^ irtaii , c ^ jniffljitiiiBfly of t ih&t he is vtifeaeeA testOTftal , p 4 w ^ erleaa beyowfciMittlil be iff jtea « H ^ ; impart , eimxm »^ bed as to know *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 583, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/23/