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with the interests of the people , and can be safely relied on as the guardians of well regulated and defined liberty .
them , a warm and active 2 eal in their diffusion . The preacher then proceeded beautifully , and in the very spirit of Christian benevolence , to shew the manner in which zeal should express itself ,- — mildly , though earnestly , striving , not to minister to vanity by a display of intellectual superiority , or by increasing the number of a sect , but to diffuse truth and its sacred influences for the
sake of the virtue and happiness of our brethren . The meeting for business was held at the close of the morning service , when it was resolved , That a cheap editiou of Dr . Channing ' s sermon , reviewed in the last Repository , be printed .
That Mr . Aspland be solicited to allow the Society to reprint his valuable remarks on the support which Unitarian principles afford at the hour of death , contained in an Appendix to his Sermon on the Death of Mr . Drover . That the next Half-yearly meeting Of this Society be held at Dorchester , on Wednesday , 19 th of September , and that the Rev . W . Steil Brown be requested to preach .
The members and friends of the Society dined together ; James Pyke , Esq , in the chair . The Society had to lament the absence of one of its most active and useful members , the Rev . G . B . Wawne , of Bridport : and on the
expression of its sympathy with that gentleman in his present dangerous illness , Dr . Davies pronounced a well-merited eulogium upon his enlightened zeal , exalted piety , Christian meekness , and persuasive gentleness of manner ; — ' the rare and beautiful union of Christian virtues
which adorn his character . " The truth of the description was felt by all present . * Among the subjects introduced at the meeting , was the motion of Lord J . Russell on the Repeal of the Corporation and Test Acts , and it was strongly urged upon the gentlemen present , to send petitions to Parliament upon the subject from their respective congregations .
In the evening the devotional services were conducted by W . S . Brown ; and an eloquent and impressive sermon was preached by the Rev . Edward Whitfield , of Ilminster , from 1 Peter ii . 21 . W . S . BROWN .
* This excellent man , we regret to say , died on the 18 th of April . Further particulars in our next . Ed .
Intelligence **—Somerset and Dorset Unitarian Association . 383
Somerset and Dorset Unitarian Association . The Sixteenth Half-yearly Meeting of this Society was held at Bridgewater , on Good Friday , April 13 , 1827 . The devotional services were performed by the Rev . Dr . Davies , and the Rev . Mr . Walker delivered a discourse from Gal .
iv . 18 : " It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing . * ' By a comparison of the distinguishing truths of Unitarianism with the opinions of our Christian brethren , it was fully shewn that our principles deserve and imperatively demand , frtfm those who hold
Somerset , Gloucester and Wilts Unitarian Association Anniversary .
The Fifth Half-yearly General Meeting of the Somerset , Gloucester and Wilts Unitarian Missionary Association , was held at Marshfield , on Friday , April 13 , when the Rev . Robert Cree , of Preston , delivered two admirable discourses to numerous and attentive audiences ; in the morning , On the Connexion of Unitarian Christianity with the Improvement and Happiness of Man ( from Eph .
iv . 5 , 6 ); and in the evening , On the Proper Use of our Talents ( from 1 Tim . vi . 17—19 , and Luke xii . last part of ver . 48 ) . Mr . Martin , the Minister of the Congregation , read the hymns ; and the devotional part of the services was conducted , in the morning , by the Rev . Theophilus Brown ; and in the evening , by the Rev . Richard Wright .
Friends were present from Calne , Ashwick , Trowbridge , Bath , and Nailsworth , who afterwards , to the number of forty-two , including females , partook of an economical dinner at the Codrington Arms . The Rev . R . Wright was in the Chair , and to him the company were much indebted for his able and eloquent addresses . On the removal of the cloth
the accustomed hymn of thanks was sung . In the course of the afternoon the Secretary read an interesting report of the proceedings of the Committee since the last meeting , and several appropriate toasts were given . It was unanimously resolved to omit the word " Missionary" in the title , and henceforth to call it the " Somerset , Gloucester and Wilts Unitarian Association . " S . M .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), May 2, 1827, page 383, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1796/page/71/