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£ p 4 efirad the belief of it on the ground p f reason . But the credibility of this tact i $ altogether changed when I see $ iaX it is calculated to answer an imftorttm end , and moreover see this end * ge £ 4 ed by it . The event now supposedis not properly ~« peaking a violation of the laws of nature , which I
fake for granted will continue to operate > as before . It is necessary for the benefit of man that the laws of nature should be steady in their operation ; but it may however also be necessary that Qod should for a certain purpose
interpose and act without them . "Vour Correspondent observes , that we $ re not much disposed to admit the miracles of the second and third cei > turies , and asks , if we make thus ffae with testimony removed from us
W _ the lapse of time , where are we to Stop ? X repl y * when we arrive at piracies which were calculated to ^ t swer an important obj ect , and i * bioh q . re supported by testimony which appears unexceptionable and satisfactory . And I cannot help re-IRaxkUig here , that the progress and Ifrfgeiat existence of Christianity ,
af-] $£$$ fuch a proof of the credit which « 9 argivep | o the miracles of the New Tpesj ^ ment histo ry in the- earliest ages , 33 compensated for the distance to \ etitjgh toe testimony is thrown by the
intervention of time , and which , though it does not actually diminish the lorce of the testimony in itself considered , causes it to press with less fpr £ e upon our minds , and leaves us ai liberty to neglect it if we please . X aui , Sir , Your ' s , &c . E . COGAN .
Dec . 2 O , 1816 . S * s , THE following passage , very creditable to the literary character o £ the Assemb ly y and no ill refutation of thfc calumny against them , in Lord
Clarendon ' s History , I copy from % P 1 ntelQ <; lts Memorials , where it stands M . " » lily among the thorns , ' amidst
itoajUmms of war and diplomacy , and ** I > sair 4 xr < sadth scapes i' the imminent ' ¦ - ' ' 'Mm '' * ' " ¦* ' •¦ ' *_ »? ¦ dj ^ Wk reacJi / £ ' rf * JThe A&mpbty of Divines desired , Jfrv 5 > me ( P ^ f tbfbir brethren sent to | tal hq 4 «^ diat Mr . Palrick Young ml ^ i ^ b estepuraged in the printing $ Tf h $ > ^ Srcak 'rjestapient , much ex-
pected and desired by the learned , especially beyond seas , and ait ^ Hinance was read for printing " %£ td publishing the Old Testament of tbe Septuagint translation ; " wherein M-r . Young had formerly taken pains , and bad in his hand , as library-keeper of St . James ' s , an original Teetm Bible of that translation . " l 64 § .
March 13 . W . Mern . 1682 . p . 202 * It appears , that , in consequence of " this application to the House , on * the 16 th of October following " ' a . committee was named to consider of printing the Septuagint Bible . " Id * p . 229 .
Mr . Patrick Young , who was library-keeper b y the king's appointment , before the war , was replaced in 1649 , by Whitelock , who had th * learned Mr . Duery for his deputy . The Presbyterian churchmen , though they would thus excite the Parliament
to patronise the Greek learning , jiet were as little disposed to encourage an Improved Version , if not * a production of their own , as any Episcopalian Churchmen or Orthodox rJoaconformists of our times . Thus ,
Aug . 20 , 1645 , the House , n © doubt , at the suggestion of the divines , " order that no foreign impressions # f English Bibles be vended here , \ without perusal of the Assembly . " Id . p . 161 . Can any of your readers say wh £ was a Tecta Bible . IGNOTUS .
1 Ti a / " * Dec . 22 , 18 *§* Sir , « SHALL , be thankful for informa-I tion as to the , authority an wrfigfei an octavo volume published in * 7 <>|* anonymously , under the / title of Uni versal Restitution a S&zpi&m JD&&iwb was attribu ted to * $ (< memu $ Q . ; Ry lfiujf | name it is quoted *** lute Mfe
MaUhews ' s Recorder . ^ The person designed is , I a ^ pxfc bend , the same whb is xn § ntu > n « d > a Hervey * s Meditations . its dw& JH 1795 , and is thwa deserife ** kk wk N . Ann , Reg . pf tfcat yem * 4 fc H ) r " The Rev . Sbg Jkmm Stonei \ ow ^
Bart . > i . D . Ifeector of Qreat mA , JUtSftS Cheverell , Wilts . " W *» iHire sl sfi ^ cond edititwa of the book ? : J wuxifr ¦ J
2 & Qreek Testament . —Assembl y qf Divines .- ~ I > r . Stonehmtse
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1817, page 32, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2460/page/32/