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of Jesus * Now * I mk * vith confidence ^ - fiot is it probable , but is it moraliy possible , that ere these
remarfcabic wonis had \ v ** ll escaped the ? lips of the Divine Teach-« r , his auditors , his ambassadors should feel themselves at liberty not to alter , not ro modify , not
sometimes to transpose or change , but to substitute , yes to substitute for a form of words so precise and marked as ibis pseudo-phrase , lias it ever been considered as Jess than absolutely imperative by their orthodox successors from that day to this ? Had it been then the prescribed aditus into the
J 5 y Mr , Titlet And Doctor Bkntley . [ Fr ^ m iC Calamities of Authors , ' * in two vols . 8 vo . 1812 . vol . i . pp . 2 u 5—An imitation of Horace , Book in . Ode 2 .
Sent by Mr Titlet ; to Doctor Bentley , He that would great in science grow , By whom bright Virtue is ador d , At first must be content to know An humble roof , a . homely board . With want and rigid college laws Let him , inur'd betimes , comply ; Firm to religion ' s sacred cause , The learned combat let him
try-Let him her envied praises tell , And all his eloquence disclose j The fieicccndeavours to repel , And stiil the tumult of tier foes . Him early form ed , and season ed young , Subtic opposers soorf will fear ; ; And tremble at h . s artful tongue , Like Pai thians aL ihe Roman spear .
Grim Death , trT inevitable lat , . Winch t \> oJ % and . cowards s , trive toJ 3 y , Is with a noble pleasure sought—By him who dare * ior Truth to die . 17 Vkh purest lustre of * her own , Exulted Virrue ev # -r shirles ; Ndr ; as the \ u \ gzr srni \ c or frown , Advances now a » d now declines . A . glorious and immortal prize 6 hc on her harJ y sun b . stavv «
Christian cbor ^ k , w «« lld P ^ Kit ^ ( could any man in his sofeer senses ) have made such an appeal as he did , when , probably in an * swer to an insinuation as ridicu
lous under ihe hypothesis as the confutation in reply , ht ; raid , were ye baptized in the name of Paul ? Dii boni \ into hii name , instead of , mark , instead of the name of
the Father , and of the Son , and of the Holy Gho ^ t ! As I write for my own conviction , not that of others , to cchw fute would be to oblige * , Sir , Yours , & £ CLERICUS .
She shows him heaven , and bids him rise Though pain and toil and deatk oppose . With lab ^ ing flight , he win ^ S- tli ^ plistructed way , r /? Leaving both common sojuls and common clay .
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Doctor Benlley * $ f epl ^ . Who strives to mount ParuassuV hiU , And thence poetic laurels brine , , Mu ^ t fi rst acquire due force and sfcll > Must fly with swan ' s or eagTcVwftMj
Who nature ^ s treasures would explore ., IJer mysteries and arcana know , Must high as lofty Nekton soar , Must stoop as delving- WoodwaxdL low .
Who studies ancient laws anrt rites , Tongues , arts and arms ai ^ d histoi jr , Must drudge like Seiden , day « ac 4 l nights , And m the endless labojcw die .
Who travels in rd ^ iotis j ^ rs , ' Truth mixt with crror sltadt Wttk rays , Like Whist on wanting pyx or $ ttrs , In ocean wide , or sinks or strays .
But grant pur hero ' s hope , long toil And comprehensive genius cromn ., All sciences , all arts his &pou \ Vet what reward , or whac renown ?
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), March 2, 1814, page 184, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2438/page/48/