On this page
- Text (3)
our expectation are still kept on the stretch by the description . The genius of this lady , always
conspicuous , never eo pre- - nent as when she paints scenes of waste , ruin and desolation . The hymn where she draws a picture of the wreck of
* This fair world , the creature of a day , * and her poem , intitled The year Eighteen Hundred and Eleven * ' * are inimitable in their kind .
Whether all her views be strictly just , is another consideration . If the reasoning of the present essay is in any tolerable degree correct , her idea of * ' solitudes of vast
unpeopled space , &c . " must be looked upon as rather poetical than philosophical . N .
Socinian Tracts . Sir , I know not to whom I can apply with so much propriety , as to your readers , for information , which I very much want , concerning the old Socinian Tracts .
Three volumes of these , published in 1691 , 1692 and 1694 , in small 4 to . are in my possession . My inquiries relate to the printer , editor and supposed contributors , and to the immediate effect produced on the public mind .
I have heard that a fourth , and even afjfth volume were published . Has any one of your readers seen either of these volumes ? Or , is any account of them on record ? Should any of your learned correspondents , condescend to
sa-? Tune etiam latis apcrit Cassandra futuris Ora , Dei jussu non unquam credits Tcucris .
tisfy me ia these particulars , he will find , in due time , that his labour its not thrown away . FIL 1 US POLONORUM .
Account of a Publication of the Rev . Joseph Milner ' s , by Mr . Rutt * Bromley , Jan . 3 , 1813 . Sir ,
Since I sent you the Memoir of the Rev . J . B . Dewhurst , [ vol . vn . pp . 729—749 . ] it occurred to me that I had in my possession a book written by Mr . Milner . On referring to it , I found that the author was Mr . D ' s . tutor , a
circumstance which I regret not to have discovered sooner . The book has this title , Gibbon ' s Account of Christianity considered : together with some Strictures on Hume ' s
Dialogues concerning Natural Re . ligion . By Joseph Milner , A . M . Master of the Grammar School of Kingston upon HulL York * 1781 . On the merit of this work , as a defence of Christianity against the insidious attacks of Hume and
Gibbon , I have no design , and indeed am incompetent , to offer any opinion , never , so far as I recollect , having read the volume , and having now only looked through it to ascertain the pious
author s turn of mind , on points of doctrine , still controverted among Christians . Many of your readers , especially the friends of the late Mr . Dewhurst , will , I am persuaded , share with me in the
verynatural curiosity , to havemore information respecting his earliest instructor , than the Memoir could supply . The following pas * , sages will discover the high tone of Mr . Milner ' s orthodoxy .
14 Socinian Tracts . —Account of a Publication of the Rev . J . Milncr ' s .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1813, page 14, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2424/page/14/