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submit : for it is better to be subject to the charge of tardiness and to all the suspicion which may be deduced from it , . I ban to incur
the blame of careless precipitancy . My object is not merely to animadvert on the " Calm Inquiry , ' * but to examine the whole subject
by every light that I may be able to obtain . I remain ., Sir , Respectfully yours , X . Y .
C . on an old Copy of the A . T . Stockton , March 12 , 1814 . Sir , I have a folio Bible , printed in 1549 , with an address to the
reader , by W . Tindale , prefixed to the New Testament , in which 1 find the readings exactly the same as those quoted by your correspondent , Mr . E . Taylor ( see the present Volume , p . 94 ) , I therefore apprehend both his copy and mine are the translation of Tindale .
i his New Testament was , I believe , first printed at Antwerp or Ham . burgh , in the year 15 < 26 , and was the first printed English translation ; other editions of it were afterwards printed with the whole of the Bible in 1537 , under the tide of Matthews ' s ; and it was
again reprinted during the reign of Edward VI . in various sizes . Of this work Dr . Geddes says , " It is astonishing how little
obsolete the language of it is even at tjais day , and in point of perspi cuity aud noble simplicity , propriety of idiom and purity of style , no English version has yet surpassed it . ' *
In my copy there are prologues to all the gospels and epistles , and m , few oofois at the end of each
chapter ; the epistle to the Hebrews is attributed to Paul , but is placed after the 3 rd epistle of John . In addition to the texts
sent you by Mr . Taylor , I submit the following for insertion in your valuable Repository , as a further proof that the Improved Version ^ is not a gross and wilful mistranslation , " but approaches nearer to the ancient rendering than
the present received version . Acts vii . 59 , "And they stoned Stephen calling on ami saiying , Lord Jesu receive my spyryte . ** Titus it . 3 , Lokywge for that blessed hope and gloryous ap . peryngof the myghtye God , and of our Savyoure Jesu Christe . "
I John iii . 16 , " Hereby per . ceyve we love that he gave his lyfe for us . " v . 2 O , " We know that the Sonne of God is come and hath given us a . mincUs to know him
wfeich is true , and we are in him that is true thorowe his Sonne Jesus Christ . " Hebrews i . 8 , * ' 15 ut unto the Scvnne he sayeth God thy seate shall be for ever and even * ' ' Revelations i . 8 , * I am Alpha
and Omega , the begynnynge and the endynge , sayeth the Lord Almyghty , which is , which was , and which is to come , " T am , Sir , Your very hutivble servant , C .
232 Particulars of Dr . Chauneey .
Particulars of Dr . Chauneey . Sir , The mtrnduction of the discussion of the doctrine concerning Universal Restitution into your work , as might be expected , is accompanied with a reference to a publication of Dr . Charunccy ,
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), April 2, 1814, page 232, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2439/page/32/