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In the Monthly Repository two objects have been usually combined , viz ., to advocate the "principles , and to record the proceedingSj of Unitarian Christians . The-different 4 conductors r who have in succession been entrusted with the management of that periodical , have sometimes made the one x > f these objects most prominent , and sometimes the other . Hence its contents have exhibited a want of uniformity and proportion which has often occasioned disappoint * ment to many of its readers ; bui ;* the recurrence of which * upon t « plan
hitKerto pursued , it is scarclly possible to avoid . The , fact * is , that both departments have of late acquired augmented importance ^ and ^ ematicied greater space than they formerly occupied . We are straitened in our borders . The public are-increasingly-disposed to listen to . the development of our . . principles , and the applicatiojr-of ^ ^^^^^ to the great interests of huma ' mty They invite us to extended labour in this direction . . Nor is it an unessential work , considered only in reference to ourselves . Out faith is not a collection of mere negations , or barren opinions . Its truthl ^ are spirit and life ** While
we continue to assert anij ^ ove them , whoever may be the gainsayers , We must also endeavour ^ ; by tracing out their various practical bearings upon whatever interests the mind , or affects the conduct , in private or in public life , to render ourselves * men of God , thoroughly furnished unto all gopd works . ' We cannot , therefore , contract the original department of the Monthly-Repository ; t ) n the other hand ; the abridgment u £ " u » Unitarian Intelligence is as obviously and increasingly inexpedient . -The demand has also grown , for increased means of acquaintance with one another ^ s condition , wants , and
prospects . The contemporary history of our churches at home , and of those which have risen , or a ? : e lising , abroad , in Transylvania , France , arid Geneva , in the United States , and in the East Indies , ought Jo be made known in more ample detail . To increase the price , so as to cover an increased quantity , of the Monthly ^ Hepositoxy , Jhas been un animously deemed uiiwise by those best
qualified to judge ; nor can the Editor afford to enlarge the quantitylvithout ' inor , easing the price , That it would be unreasonable to expect him to do soj paustyappear to tiny one who will take the trouble Sf comparing it with similar publications . Unless supported b } | advertisements , he believes that none will be found to surpass , if to equal , it for cheapness . A separate publication , therefore ^ as a Vehicle for Unitarian intelligence ^ presents itself as the most availably and . desirkble resource . But the history of the Monthly Repository , and the associations which have gathered themselves around it , would render # n absolute separation very painful to many minds ; i ^ its page s are the
¦ . . - ¦ tTHfi - , ¦ ¦ " : t * UNITARIAN GHBONICLE , . , __ _ . _ j AND _ COMPANION TO THE MONTHLY REPOSITORY .
No . L ] Februa ry , 1 S 32 . [ Price 3 d .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Feb. 1, 1832, page unpag, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1805/page/1/