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On an improved Ftsrsien of the New Testament * 9 i
To the Editor of the Monthly Repository . Sir , ' - Your insertion ( Vol * t . p , 594 . ) of the Remarks which I ventured to offer , respecting the proposed Version of th £ New Testament , encourages me to request the same favour for a coin tinuation of them . Of the idioms in the ori g inal there is one class which , thoiigb not agreeable to the idiom of the English language ^ ate perfectly intelligible ^ and ate familiarized to the reader of the
the friends of the work here doubt , let them contribute their assistance towards increasing its value . Their contribution * would increase its interest , at least , in their own circle of ac * quaintance . They will , if I -may judge from experience , find several in that circle , who would readily give the Repository their support , if the opportunity were afforded them ; and some such representations as what I have stated will effectually call the-at- * tentidn of their friends to the object . It is surely worth the triaL
I regard a periodical publication as a very important instru * tiicnt , in giving a bias to reflection . I have no doubt that the permanent success of the Methodists , depends nearly as much on their magazine , as on their preaching . —It will often , too * communicate a zest for religious inquiry , among those who would not look into a regular treatise .
7 he Repository somewhere informs us , that of the Evanre ^ Jical Magazine , 18 , 000 copies are sold ; I have heard tnat 20 , 000 are sold of the Arminian . The sale of the latter depends upon the exertion of the Preachers * We cannot yet do as much as they : let us do what we can . Some of your readers perhaps would gladly recommend thp Avork ; but one friend would not like the expense , and another cannot afford it . Three persons subscribing one penny a week ,, have a fund sufficient to purchase it . I feel that I have the interest of the Repository much at heart ; I believe I do not overrate its importance to the cause of truth ; and I most cordially htfpej that it ' * will not fail for want of support . " I solicit the candour of your readers for these remarks , and jam , Sir- your ' s very sincerelv , L . C .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1807, page 25, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2376/page/25/