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beeti otdahunl a clergy rti&n of the Church of England , after having been for many ye&rs a zealous ahd eminent prtacher amorig the \ Sco ~ pie called Qtmkers . The tvi ' rters
of * this pape % speaking of the ghat < Jay of judgment , when the Son of Mctn cometh in bis glory , say , * ' that this rtitfst glorious heavenly man and Ms brethren that have been ^ o mucii cohtemiVd and set
at nought , should be thus exalted over their eiletnies and persecutor ' s , in glory and triumph , is a righteous thing tbit % God ; and that they that suffer with him
should appear with him in glory add dignity , whehiie thus appears at last : — 'God having appointed a day wherein he will jadge the world in righteousness , by that man wh 6 ni ht hath 6 rddSfted *'
Ibid , p . 48 . Hence it appears that these primitive QuWkefs CorUettvplated Christ , even at th 6 day of judgment , as a heavenly man , &nd his followers as his brethren , alike acting under the righteous government of God .
The above confession of faith was signed by George Wbitehead , Ambrose Rigg , William Fallowfield , James Paris , Cfharles Mar . shall , John Bo water , Jonn Vatighton and 'William Biftgley , mosk , if rt ' ot all of whom Were approved
frunrist £ rs in the Society , some of Whose discburses and p rayers , takeM ' n short-hand , are still extant , and afford strong evidence , that their faith and worshi p was decidedly tFhitarian .
I fear trespassing too far oh tlie padehde of Voixt readers , or I would abnek feVeto anbther Con . ft&r < yh of ¥ * aith , which was prefc ^ i t ^ d to tfie Pajrlliatnent ( in 16 p 3 , K ^ the ' j ^ torbo s * clearing the
Quakt ^ r ^ from a ch £ 4 * ge of having ifobibed some Socinian notions- *" ' but ti ^ this accusation , and the fn an tier of repelling ity may re * quire some strious notice , I miist dt for it for the present , and will now onl y express my fervent wish for the prevalence of our com . tnoh Christlartitv in its genuine pUrity , without those sectarian mixtures , Which have hitherto so much debased its spirit and limited its benefits .
1 &m , Y ' our ' s , sincerfely , PHILEMON .
Mr . Ford / iam on the Clerical Character . Sandon , May 1 , I 8 lS . Sir , TThe ostensibte object of your
Repository i $ the discovery and extension of moral truth , and , as £ rne ^ ns to this noble cm \ y you \ Viseiy fecominend whatever tends to afr&k ' eh and interest ttie rhind
of man , and to excite unrestrained investigation , fearless of consequences , or rather , conscious that the solidity of truth will bear the severest scrutiny . This' is to do honour at once to truth and the God of truth . Tfaat we are all very ignorant of rtie extent of
divine wisdom , ought to be admitted , and the more we know , the more .
perhaps , shall be convinced of this aphorism . " When Euripho , the physibiap , was asked . Who was his teacher ? he Replied , Time . A «^ the maxim of Solon was this : With equal pace my yeart and learnidg K 06 wiedgc but prcNres tibw little yet I know .
Agreeably to the spirit of your work ^ I have extracted from an eminent writer , the following passage , for Uie consideration of those who are willing to bow down their
M * -. Fdtdham on the * Clerkal Character .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1813, page 377, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2429/page/21/