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a $ m the h 6 ur of prosperity , has manifested the influence of Christian prfntipfe , —if there be one present whose * hoary head is a crown of glortfi~—l am persuaded that you will fee ! great sads ^ faction in joining in a testimony of ^ affectionate respect to him : I therefore propose the health of the Rev . Dr .
Toulmln . * ' The minds of all present must have been benefited by the honour thus paid to Christian worth- The appeal was received with the liveliest sympathy : every one rose up ; and the hearts of all were affected . Only one could have a single painful emotion at that time : and when he rose to express his thanks , ' it was obvious that the feelings of the moment were not unmixed . His words
Were few , and those but partially heard ; but the , picture of the aged Christian must be indelibly impressed upon the memory of every one then present . It was indeed a most interesting scerie ; aipd we hope for his forgiveness in endeavouring to convey some faint idea of it to absent friends .
Jn the evening , Dr . Toulmin conducted the devotional service , and Dr . Carpenter delivered a discourse from i Pet . u & . ci Whom not having seen , ye love ;" the object- of which was to prbve , that the love of Christ is a natural and rea . sonabJe affection . "
* yhus the whole of the day , ' * to adopt the close of another account , " was spent in cheerfulness and harftiopy , —in the indulgence of the feelings of zeal arid charity ; and , it is humbly trusted , in sincere devotion and mutual edification in Christian truth and virtue . " - —^ Taunton Courier . ) Aug . & \ f 1813 . Y .
First Annual Meeting of the East-: erw Uniiariah Book Society . The formation of a Book Society iu iffe Edsfern diVtxrct of tlie kingdom Has fteen lotig wanted , arid by the friends # f religious truth long ; desired . Recent ci ^ u nasiance 8 ; Jiave rendered it more tftan ever tfesft'SWe , Since , in addition
* o u > e conjugation kt NoVwich , £ s-^ Wi&Iing at ifte Octagon , two otter ^ Pfe ' fies ( ftpie one under tn ' e ministry ^ f ine R ; ev Is . Perrf , and the General % fet cftu ^ h unfler i * e Hev . H . 3 > itTder ) ' now meet for tfiie woicsrjiip of ffte On fsfSSp . lh tfce tiioHih ot MartL US ( ttt ^ So ^ iefy wa £ foVnied , and on ine gist aifift t ^ d of July the firsf aii ^
naal meeting was h « let at N ^ fwkrliv The first service was on Wedne ^ dily ^ evetiing-, at' the Oeta ^ on . Mr . Tocfrs of FramlingbaTtt , delivered tb ^ in # ^^ ddctory prayer and read the scrip lures , aftel * which Mr . ditehrist of Loiiddcr
prayed ; Mr . Aspland-preached ^ roracs : ^ Cor . x . 7 . " If any man trust ifl hh »» e > r that he is Christ ' s , let him-of himself thrtnk tins again , that , as he is Christy even so are - we also Christ ' s . '' On * Thursday morning service wafr 1 - pef > formed at Mr . Perry's meeti « e ^ Mr ^ . '
Scargill , of Bury St . £ dmuiyds , delivered the introductory prayei * aiid read thescriptures , after which MK T 6 ntf& prayed , and Mr . Aspland preached from 1 Tim . ii . 5 : " For there isr one God , and one mediator betwee i * God ' and iflen : tbe ntan Christ Jesus /* Aft '
let-service the business of the societjr was transacted ^ Mr . Toms-in the chnlr . 1 " . L . Marshy JEsq . was chosen Treaw surer , and the Rev . I . Feny aad MH J © dw . Taylor , Secietai-ieSi The cooik mittee for Hie ensuing 1 year was ap- * ftoirtted and the following among ' ofcfcteir resolutions w-ere passed . ' * That the cordraJ tliarrfes of th $ &
Society be- given to t \* e' Rev . Robert * Aspland for his ready com |> lia « ce > wittlt its wishes , and for the excelRput ? ser * - ittoiiswhich he has preached : and thai ? be be i-eq « ested to print them a # tttccharge of the Society . c < That the thanfesof tbi » Society foe * given to the several other ministers whb are not members of if fop
theiiattendance and assistance . cc That the next annual Meeting be held at Yarmouth , and that the Rev . T . Madge be invited to preach . 1 ' The above request Mr . Aspl&nd ftafr complied with , and the Sermons- wfH shortly a * p * jyear in print .
The ftiefids of the Society afterwards dined toge'tifrev at the Swan , t& the tt-mnber < yf sr * ty-two , Mr . Johii Taylor in the ch « h * . - Tbe minister * present were Messrs . Aspland a « d GriJebristf , Wright 6 f Wisbeach , Fl ** lpo 4 of Sai ^ - frona Walden , Peny , JW&dge andf Win-. der &t Norwich , Toms of Framlingham ,
Trtmtett of Mrfpt « m and ScargiH < rf B « i ry . T be f ul to w T «* g t © as l s were gi veft . ¦^• The Kirrg > --Civi » and Religions Xriberty ail the world over . —The Eastern Uffitariaii SotJiety .- —The Rer . Hob ^ irt A ^ prlatfd . —Mr . W . 8 rmtb . —Tlie JLortl Bishop of tbc * Diocese .- —Mr . Wriglit and tbe Uuitarian Fund . —Mr * ufl-
hihiUgthte . ^ Anfthtd Mietirfg * of ' the Eastern Bo 6 k Society . S 4 &
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1813, page 541, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2431/page/53/