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mas ; which prove nothing , unless it fee that the party who resorts to trwm is the subject of a weak understanding , conjoined with a wicked spirit . " ( p . 10 . ) ic forming an estimate of character , aricj with regard to religious intercourse , it rnust be admitted that the sentiments of some are so awfully wide o £ the truth , that one cantiot think highly of them as believers in Jesus Christ ; nor is
spiritual intercourse with them practicable . But does this supersede moral obligation ? Does this afford the smallest pretext for treating them with disrespect ; withhold * ing from them the ' charities of life , i& . fringing their liberties , or rendering them uncomfortable in society ? God forbid ! They have an undoubted right to think for themselves , and to their own master they stand or fall . '' p . n .
1 S 10 , J uly 16 , at Gloucester , aged 67 , RICHARp CHANDJLER , Esq . In him this city has lost an inhabitant , who stood high in general respect and esteem , and the Unitarian congregation in > the place ar most valuable and important mernber . Mr . Chandler was a constant
assertor of the principles of civil and religious liberty , a well-informed and consistent dissenter , and a zealou 3 supporter of Unitarian worship . But never in any person was a manly aad steady attachment to his own principles more happily blended with candour towards others , than in him . He had a strong
impression of the falsehood , and mischievous consequences of those doctrines which derogate from the unity and supremacy of the one God , and sink the value of good works in comparison of faith . But such liberality , moderation and gentleness were there in his sentiments and manners , that persons of all opinions were pleased with his society
and happy to make him their friend . He possessed a cultivated mind , a clear and sound judgment , and a heart of great sensibility and tenderness . He was , in short , a sensible man , a most just and upright man , a benevolent , hospitable , kind-hearted man , and few of our frail race have ever had a better title to the
character of a good man . He was therefore highly valuable in the situation which he occupied , and his loss will long be felt and lamented by his near relatives and friends , by his poor dependants , by the religious congregation to which , he belonged ^ and by the general society of the city , of Gloucester . _ R . A——y .
; Cockey Moor , Aug . 6 * » 8 lO . Sib ,, If you will have the goodness to insert in the next No . of the Monthly Repository the following Memoir of the late
Rev . Br . Ba a nes of Manchester , extracted , with some variations , from a funeral sermon , which was preached upon the occasion of his death , at Cockey Moor , on Sunday the ~ azd of July , alt . You will oblige , V Your obedient servant , JOSEPH BEALEY . Memoir of the late Rev . Dr . Rdrnes .
The late Rev . Dr . Barnes was born ac Warrington , in the county of Lancaster , on what was then called the first , but now the thirteenth day of February , in the year 1 747 . His maternal grandfather was the Rev . Thomas Blinston , an eminently pious and useful minister of the eospel among the
Nonconformists , for whom the Protestant Dis&enters * present place of worship at Parklane , near Wigan , was originally built . His father , Mr . William Barnes , died when he was young ; not more than three year ' s old . His mother , however , Elizabeth Barnes , daughter of the
abovementioned worthy divine , was a very pious and excellent woman ; and under her tender care and good instruction he was , in his early youth , brought under very serious impressions of religion . In consequence of the views and feelings which Were thus excited in his mind ,
he soon discovered a strong inclination to the sacred office of the Christian ministry . He was accordingly educated with a view to this employment , first , at the Grammar School in his native town , under the tuition of the late Rev . Mr . Owen , who is well known to have been an excellent
classical scholar ; then , under the care of the Rev . Philip Holland , who kept a very respectable boarding-school at Bolton , to which place he went in the year 1761 > and hence he removed , in the summer oi 1764 , to the Academy at Warrington , of which the Rev . Dr . Aikin was , at that
408 Obituary . —Mr . Richard Chandler . —Rev . Dr . Barnes ,
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1810, page 408, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2407/page/32/