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from their inquiries . On the subject of religion they were more particularly alarmed , not only at the rime of the foundation of the society , but at a much later period , when under the direction of Newton himself . Even
Bishop Sprat , their first historian , observed , that * they have freely admitted men of different religions , countries and professions of life ; not to lay the foundation of an English ,
Scotch , Irish , Popish or Protestant philosophy , but a philosophy of mankind . ' A curious protest , of the most illustrious of philosophers , may be found : when € the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge' were
desirous of holding their meetings at the house of the Royal Society , Newton drew up a number of arguments against their admission . One of them is , that * It is a fundamental rule of the Society not to meddle with religion ; and the reason is , that we may give no occasion to religious bodies to meddle with us . ' Nmvton would not
even com |> ly with their wishes , lest by this compliance the Royal Society might 4 dissatisfy those of other religions . ' The wisdom of the protest by Newton is as admirable as it is remarkable , —to preserve the Royal Society from the passions of the age . "
the majority probabl y wished to pog . sess the Exposition itself ; some few I know , who already had the original work , subscribed for the sake of the notes . Every subscriber will consider himself as perfectly at liberty to withdraw his name if he pleases : it will
not however , be necessary for him to send me any intimation on this subject . When the new edition appears those who wish for it will be able to obtain it , in the regular way , through the medium of their respective booksellers . JOHN KENRICK .
No . CCCCVHL Napoleon' 8 Estimate of Value of Time . All men that have done great things have made much of time . The late Emperor Napoleon was celebrated for punctuality and celerity of movement , and his faithful friend the' Count de
las Cases has preserved some anecdotes illustrative of his rules of eon * duct in this particular . ' After having- given any one an important mission , or traced out the plan of any great enterprise , the Emperor used frequently to say , ' Come , Sir , be speedy , use despatch , and do not forget that the world was created
in six days . * " On an occasion of this kind , he concluded by observing to the individual whom he was addressing , ' Ask me for whatever you please , except time ; that's the only thing that is beyond my power . * ** On another occasion , Napoleon commissioned a person &o execute some important business , which be expected would be finished in the not
course of the same day . It was , however , completed until late on the following day . At this the Emperor manifested some degree of dissatisfaction ; ^ nd the individual , in the hope of excusing himself , said thaj he had worked all day . ' But had you not the night also ? ' replied Napoleon /* , _ AUmortal de Saiate JW $ ne , Vol : IV . Pt : 7 , p . 242 .
532 KenricVs Exposition , with " additional Notes . ^ -Gleaning .
Sir , AS inquiries are occasionally made respecting the proposed new edition of the late Rev . T . Kenrick ' s Exposition of the Historical Writings of the New Testament , I have to request your insertion of the following statement . More than two years have now elapsed kince the proposals for a new edition with additional notes were first
circulated , and the number of names received has been , so small that the plan has been renounced as far as concerns the publication of additional notes . It is still , however , the wish of the author ' s family that the original
work should be reprinted . This will be done as speedily as possible , and I hope that the new edition will be ready for delivery in the spring . The price will be considerably less than that of the first edition .
. Of those who kindly gave me their names as subscribers to the enlarged edition which I once contemplated ,
GLEANINGS ; OR , SELECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS MADE IN A COURSE OF GENERAL . READING .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 592, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/32/