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quaintance * Engaged ^ with them and all around , in the most pure and sublime exercise of our noblest powers and affections , we share each other ' s and the general bliss . With the rapid improvement of our knowledge and goodness , the increase « of our felicity keeps an equal
pace . Eternity , not to be shortened by the lapse of twice ten thousand ages , opens to our enraptured minds the prospect of rising higher in intellectual and moral excellence , and higher still beyond all imaginable limits . Struck with the refulgent splendours of celestial glory on every side , joined in the bands of an
indissoluble union with the assembly of the just made perfect , feeling within the refined satisfaction of conscious integrity , placed under the government and protection of Jesus , the friend of man , rejoicing in the love and approbation of our God
and Father , and secure of enjoying for ever these sources of inexpressible delight , we find our happiness adequate each moment to our capacities , though growing for ever in proportion to their continual enlargement . "—Pp . 305—308 .
A characteristic portrait of Mr . Bretland is prefixed , from the plate of which the Editor has kindly allowed us to take the impression which ornaments this Number and Volume . The " Appendix" consists of Letters which Mr . Bretland contributed
to our riltli and Sixth Volumes , under the signature of Geron , on Mr . Far- mer s hypothesis of Christ ' s Tempta- tion . -
Art . IV . —An Inquiry respecting the Original Copies and Ancient Versions of the New Testament , &fc . To which isprejiwed , A Brief View of the different English Translations of the Sacred Writings . 8 vo . pp . 32 . Liverpool , printed by F . 13 . Wright . 1820 .
W g ^ HIS is a reprint of the Introduc-JL tion to the Improved Version of the New Testament , published by the Unitarian Society , which we regard as the most masterly and useful compendium of biblical history in the English language . There only wanted a his-
tory of English Translations by the same hand to make the work complete - In default of this , the Liverpool Unitarian Tract Society has drawn up A Brief View , as a preliminary chapter to the Introduction ; and it is but justice to say , that it contains much varied
and useful information on a subject little understood by common readers . The tract altogether is well worthy of the notice of our Book Societies . For the small price of sixpence , it would be difficult to procure any publication which would be so efficacious in enlightening the minds of the religious public by giving them real knowledge .
46 Review . —Letters to the Junior Members of the Society of Friend ?
Art . V . —A Letter to the Young Men and IVomen of the Society of Friends , on the Yearly Meeting Epistle for 1820 . 8 vo . pp . 20 . Printed by Wm , Alexander , Yarmouth . 1820 .
Art . VI . —A Letter to a Junior Member of the Society of Friends , occasioned by his Address to the Young Men and Women of the same Society . 12 mo . pp . 24 . Woodbridge , printed by B . Smith . 1820 .
: E passage " U in the last " Yearl ( XV y pistle , warning the Quakers against reading nitarian books , . 561 , and the present Number , pp . 22 , 23 , ) has , as we hoped and expected , excited some surprise and stir in that
respectable denomination . TTie author of the former of these pamphlets ( Mr . C- Elcock ) expresses an ingenuous desire of knowledge and love of truth and determination of inquiry , and cautions his brethren and sisters against any attempt to subdue them to implicit faith : the author of the latter , who
conceals both his name and the reasons ( if reasons he have ) for his opinion , dwells upon the danger of doubting and the mischiefs of controversy . We will not say which is the better Quaker , but we have no difficulty in deciding which is the more consistent disciple of him who said , Search the Scriptures .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1821, page 46, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2496/page/46/