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iuwswlly they are ravening- wolves . Y ^ &mi > know them by tkeir fruity . ' •* l % he y * W heavy burdens and grievous to be borne , and lay them on men ' s shouldeis ; but they themselves wiU not inove them with one of their
f ing&ts- " " They stout up the kingdom of heaven aga&stmen . " " Woe unto you , for ye devour widowsf houses , and for a pretence
m&ke loog prayers .: —Woe unto you , who make clean the outside of the cup and of tfae platter , but within are full of extortion and excess . —Woe unto you , for ye have taken away the key of knowledge : ye enter not in yourselves , and them that were entering in ye
hindered . " " Many well-intentioned jnen , " I have 119 clwbt , will say of the National Church , " JEsto perpetuq ; " but how any Dissenter from principle can join in a prayer for the perpetuity of any established church , 1 do not
understand . The principles of Dissent , if I can understand them , are opposed to all establishments , to all unholy alliances of Church and St ^ te , to all creeds , articles and forms of church
government which rely for support and protection upon acts of Parliament . I will join as readily as any one in admiration of the virtues and
talents of " some eminent prelates . " 1 shall always regard it an honour and a happiness to have known the venerable and truly Christian Bishop of this diocese ; but , to the everlasting disgrace of his brethren ^ those very qua-, lities for which he ought to be most admired , and valued , render him an
object of their abuse . A time-serving , fawning , bigoted , persecuting , igno « rant prelate , they would laud to the skies , whereas the life and character of Dr . Bathurst is 9 , perpetual and standing reproach to them . But from the conduct of this excellent man , are we
therefore to infer the beneficial effects of ha establishment ? Most certainly not . The conduct of the bench , both row and at all times , js quite sufficient to shew how widely different is the Church of England from the Church of Christ , and how unlike tyre the
mitred and courtly prelates of the present day from the ( tiahopa we read ofin the Epistles There are many parts of you * Correapondentf * letter which might be « aailjr OMtogftt aapwene ^ , wece it worth
while y He eatte upoiv w to refrain from attackmg A ^ haaasianism or Transubstantiation , because ^ ^ if left to their fate , they would soon be forgotten . " It is n pity he did not live in the time of the Reformation , when , if
his advice had beetx folio wed , we should now very quietly have contented ourselves vnth believing both the one and the other of these harmless appendages to Christianity . Luther and Crammer and Wickliffe would have spared themselves their useless and foolish labours , and even Paul , had PhUalethes been
at his elbow when writing his Epistles , would have saved himself the trouble , since " the effect of controversy is but to increase the irritation and strengthen the prejudices of'the contending parties . But I know that to refute such positions as these is but to waste the time of your readers ; I conclude , therefore , by subscribing myself , A NONCONFORMIST .
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• mh ^ hib ** GLEANINGS ; OR , SELECTIONS ANI > REFLECTIONS MADE IN A COURSE OF fxENERAL READING . No . CdCLXXIHMetaphors and Similitudes taking the plae& of Reasons .
This has been often exemplified in the history of nations . The defence of the war against the French Revolution was , that when your neighbour ' s house is on fire , you must put out the ' flames to save your own dwelling from being burned . Cardinal Wolsey , with like ingenuity , contrived to embroil Henry VIII . in the
contest between the Emperor and the King of France ( A . D . 1 , 528 ) . Sir Thomas More , who was one of the Council , tells us , that when the others advised the King to remain at peace , and leave Charles and Francis to quarrel by themselves , the Cardinal always repeated a fable of cert&iri wise men who foresaw that a great
ram was coming which would make fools of all whom it should fall upon , and to escape it , hi < j themselves under ground ; but when they came out , they found the fools so numerous , that instead of governing them , they were forced to submit to be governed by them * Whence he
inferred , that if the English sate still while the fools fought , the fools would at last unite and frlt upon them . W " I will not dispute /* he evdds , «* up ^ u & grace ' s coupsayle , optf , I truste we never made wajre > ut as reason wouldje . ^ ut yy % ^^^¦ ^ j ^ ^^* * w ; Ns WH > the King and t ^ e reaJni ^ to spend i * $ ye ^ ifafrl jp&e . Wp ^ MNft ^ V W * « ifife ^ « te ' wiKi 9 '
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1820, page 732, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2495/page/44/