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among us , how virtuously , unblameabty , and usefully , most of you are sensible . His skill , and success in his profession were indicated by bis extensive practice for a great number of years . From the natural benignity of his temper he was ever ready to
afford every assistance in his power to relieve the afflicted , and that without regard to distinctions occasioned by outward circumstances . The poor in a thousand instances have
experienced his humanity and compassion , not only in removing their pains , but in granting supplies to their indigence . " " Exclusive of his peculiar province as a physician , his knowledge was various and his reading extensive . " *
— - ——— ' — ¦ . — . — * < c Among his papers there are serial manuscripts on different Subjects , some of which may possibly , at one , time ° r another , be submitted to the eye of the public . ^
argument drawn by Orthodox Churchman Fdr the Trinity , from the word Elohim ? , ' D .
No . CCCCX . The British Solomon . In £ he Funeral Sermon preached by Bishop Williams , ( Keeper of the
Great Seal , ) and entitled , " Gretet Britain ' s Solomon , " we are told , that His Majesty was in hand with ai translation of the Psalms , " . when God called him to sing Psalms with the angels . " This discourse is a comparison of James with Solomon , but to the manifest disadvantage of his
Judaical Majesty , even in wisdom and eloquence . As for conduct , " Every action , " ( saith the Bishop of Lincoln , ) ft was a virtue , and a miracle to exempt him from any parallel amongst the modern kings and princes . " Now on reading this sermon , the question naturally arises upon the Right Re- ^ verend Lord Chancellor ' s motive for
all these praises , since , whatever doubt , might exist as to the other particulars in the King ' s life , one passage was undenied , viz . that he was naturally dead and going to be buried , if not actually under gr 6 und at the time .
Why then should the Bishop so squanquer his commendations ? The next sentence explains it : € t Of all Christian kings that ever I read of , he was the most constant patron of churches and church-men . " His successors were
therefore to be shewn how it would fare with them in this world after their decease , if they followed his steps , they would be praised for a few weeks , instead of being suddenly forgotten . His Lordship further shews what became of the King ' s soul :
" Severed from the dregs of the body , it doth now enjoy an eternal dreaming ( qu . eadem seqvjitur tellure repostas ) in the presence of God , environed no more with lords and knights , but with trotfpes of angels arid thfe souls of the blessed , his forerunners . ( Edinb . Rev , XXXI& . 36 , 37 , Note . )
Biblical Criticism in Ly tie ' s "Primer "—Gleanhig . 7 \ 9
Evesham , Sm , December 9 , 1823 . HAVE now before me two editions I of the Latin Primer , by the Rev . Richard Lyne , Hector of Little Petherick . The one , which is the fourth edition , 1806 , after the following lines from Lucan , has the adjoined observations : ( p . 41 : )
Estne Dei secies , nisi terra , et pontus , et aer , Et Coslum , et virtus ? Superos quid quaei imus ultra ? Jupiter est , quodcunque vides , quocunque mov eris .
" la this example , Superos / though in the plural number , may like the Hebrew € Elohiai / be rendered in English by a word in the singular number , God / That the sublime
poet intended here only that one Spirit , which fills all space , is evident from the words * Dei * and * Jupiter , ' both spoken of the same Divine Being , though in a different number from that of * Slfperos ? "
In the other edition , which is the seventh , 1820 , the above observations are omitted . Was it from an apprehension of their militating against the
GLEANINGS ; OR , SELECTIONS AND ' REFLECTIONS MADE IN A COURSE OF GENERAL READING .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1823, page 719, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1791/page/39/