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tenth uf King William , and of all or iny otfyej Act or Acts of the English , Scotch , ^ British , Irish , or united Parliaments as imposes penalties on those who interpret the Holy Scriptures inconsistently with the doct < ines of the Holy Trinity as laid down in the thirty nine articles ' of the tlnited Church of England and Ireland , i > e and the same are
herebj repealed ; except ao far as may relate to mimst « xs of the said JJnited Church . And be it fujpth * r enacted that this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act , and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all Judges , Justices and others , without being specially pleaded .
House of Peers ^ Tuesday July 20 . On the question for the TbinJ . Reading ot" the Trinity Doctrine Bill , The Archbishop of Canterbu . y made ft flew remarks upon the Well-merited character of the Established Church of England for i £ s due attention to the principles of genuine toleration . In tbii vie * f the * Church and State were to a-certain extent reciprocal , each taking
Rev . Hugh WortkingtQn . July 2 <> , 1813 , Diid at Wortliing , ip Sussex , in the 61 § t year of his age , the . Rev . Hugh Wou-ThingtuN , fox forty years pastor of the large and respectable
Soj ci $ ty pf Presbyterian dissenU rs assembling for public worship at SAr . Tf . R 8 * Halj , in this city . For the last two or three years , this distinguished and useful mi . nister hud been visibly on , the decline ; his visit to Worthing was
for the express purpose of recruiting * by a suspension of his ,. ' public labours , a , nd the restorative quiet of a sea-side residence , his failing tfrehgtb * By miiltitudes it was Sftrijestly hoped tbat these means J&igbt have prpved efficacious , , % od that a life sq 4 ear to the
itd hae from the character and conduct of the other . Their authorities were however in some respects confounded . The Church , as a Church , had no authority to inflict pun sh merits upas ) , those not within its pale The principle of toleration ta ^ vhich ttve Bijl Referred , appertained rather t <» the State than to
the Church ; and the latter was always remarkable for its tender regard with respect to the religious scruples of individuals ; and on these principles he had no objection to the pas-ing of the Bill . The Bishop of Chester agreed in principle with the most Reverend Prelate ; but observed , he thought the Bill was not called far in consequence of any
penalties imposed upon those whom it professed to relieve . The most perfect toleratio n was already expended to the professors of Unitarianism . At * he same time , he was pleaded such a Bill was brought forward , as affording an additional proof that intolerance was no part of the character of the Church of England . The Bill was then read a third tittle and passed *—Sun , July 21 .
cause of f ? practical piety / ' and impressive scriptural preaching , Kvight fc \ ave been farther prolonged * This , however , did not seem ri ^ ht to him who orders all things ii $ . the wisest and best manner . A
severe cough had long bt \ en one of his complaints , arid t » he burst * ing of a blood vessel m Qne of the paroxysms of it , was the immediate cause of his death . It was
well remarked in one of the public papers , which announced th £ evenly th . at . he was ' * man whose value it was as difficult to appreciate , as it would be tp supply hif loss . "
Mr . Worth ing ton wsts 44 ltno $ t & singular instance of g-reaf popula * riiy in a London pulpit for the loug space of forty yeals . Xher ^
. Obituary .-r ^ Rev . Hugh Worthingfon . 445
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1813, page 545, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2431/page/57/