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With a few exceptions , his present Set ' of Lectures are unworthy . of his fame . His vigorous and inquisitive mind , seems to be fettered , in it ' s examinations , by spells which , in certain situations , it is almost impossible to resist . At the distance of somewhat mbre
than half a century , theological scholars and authors in this country , did not cherish a panic fear of deviating in the smallest degree from current systems of divinity . Not so their successors in the chairs of our universities and in the
pulpits of the established church ., A favourable opportunity of revising the articles and liturgy , was suffered to be lost : and that church is doomed to be torn by internal controversies , to be ' * a house divided against itself . " Her ministers are fiercely disputing with each other for the name of orthodoxy . *** Such is the crisis at which Dr .
^ Marsh has been elevated to the episcopat bench . He has merited his preferment , and will adorn it , by his learning , his talents and , we trust , his moderation . Intimately conversant with the whole circle of theological studies , he excels however in his
knowledge of the principles and the history of Biblical Criticism : in this department of' literature he has deservedly obtained the gratitude and applause of the public , and has virtually brought himself under an obligation to finish his Annotations on the Introduction * &fc . of Michaelis . Henceforth , we may
presume , he will have leisure for this employment . The Bishoprick of Landaff presents no very extensive field of service : and to compleat his original plan of placing the celebrated work of the Orottingeii Professor within the reach of the English scholar , will add new lustre to the name of Dr . Marsh !
Art . II . —The First Report of a Religious Tract Society in the JVest Riding qf the County of York . To which are added , The Rules—A Catalogue of the Tracts—A List of Donors and Subscribers—And the Proceedings of the First General Annnal Meeting , June 6 th , 1816 . pp . 16 . Halifax . THIS comprehensive title is a table of contents to tKis interesting pamphlet ; which though we are not aware of its having been published or having obtained more than a local circulation , appears to us to contain matter of such importance as to render it
worthy of being more generally knr * , The Report gives an-AecSff X Proposal : of a Tract SocietJ a ? 2 k Annual Meeting of Protestant ftS ^ nting Ministers held at Ss J June 1815 , of the subsequent Establish ment of the Society , and of its proceed J jXi&sV *^^* ™ This West Riding Tract SnoU ,,,,
consists of nine Auxiliary or LocaV ] Tract Societies , and appears to havw associated in the first year of its exists ence 37 Donors and 355 Annual Suta scribers , producing in the aggregate thee sum of , £ 62 . Qs . Qd . Trie number * of Tracts purchased bv the Societvv
amounts to 2 , 143 ; of which in abouVt six months ( the period that the Society has been fully formed ) 1 , 243 haw been distributed through the Locall Societies . The proportion of Donors and Subscribers in the respective Local Societies is as follows : <
Sub-Donors scribal York , 7-40 Leeds , 58 Wakefleld , J 37 Halifax , 17-53 Bradford , 2-20 Lidyate , 11 - 13 Newchurch ^ Rossendale ) 16 Elland , 11 Chesterfield ^ * 7
37 355 It appears that in each of these Congregational or Local Societies , a Committee , Treasurer and Secretary are in office ; that to them is committed the local business , the choice of Tract * and collection of the Donations and
Subscriptions . That once a quarter ( and on the same Lord ' s day evening in all the Associated Congregations ) vifc . on the second Sunday in June , September , December and March , the local business of the Auxiliary Societies is transacted , and in the following week , a list of the Tracts wanted * and the amount of the money collected , are transmitted to the General ( or Central ) Secretary and Treasurer . Thus in one week , oace a quart * the whole commnication betwixt ^ depSt and the consumers is transact *** The Subscriptions are limited to <*< penny a week ; Donations to - * JJ amount are received ^ ' one collector j every ten subscribersis a ppointed , a
602 Review ^ -Report ^ qf the JVest Riding Tract' Society .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1816, page 602, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2457/page/38/