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insinuation of Mr . Flower , then , is not an opinion which may be erronerius , is not an assertion which may be controverted , but a fact , the denial of which is an impeachment of his veracity . The readers of the Repository would hardly expect such crudeness and confusion of ideas from Mr . J . T .
Rutt . With respect to Mr . Flower personally , I am not behind his friends in thinking him an upright and respectable man ; but he has it seemingly yet to learn , that that man forfeits the respect of others who , through rudeness or violence , forgets to respect himself .
hearers require louder * ' knocking ^ their doors" to awaken their attention to the precepts , than to the doctrinal parts of Christianity . Indeed , the impediments to success in the two cases will bear no comparison . Many will lend a willing ear to the one , who will refuse to submit to the moral labour of the other .
To convert a fraudulent trader to strict integrity in word and deed , a sensualist to temperance and purity of heart , an evil speaker to the correction of his temper and government of his tongue , would be convers ions superior ta any other .
Unitarians have been charged with coldness and indifference ; they seem now to be much on the alert . When zeal is united to knowledge and discretion , it must do much good ; unaccompanied by these , it excites a feverish heat , rather than wholesome
warmth , and thoucrh it mav muster warmth , and though it may muster many together to make up rank and file , will effect little to promote " pure and undefiled religion , " to provoke to love and good works . It would be a curious experiment for observing the different degrees of
zeal and relish for speculative and practical subjects , if two courses of lectures were advertised , one entirely on the controverted points of theology , the other , upon moral duties founded upon three selections from the New Testament , Christ ' s Sermon
on the Mount , Paul ' s Chapter on Charity , and Peter ' s Summary of Moral Virtues , recommending all diligence in adding to faith , virtue , knowledge , patience , temperance , godliness , brotherly kindness and charity . B .
660 The Nonconformist . No . XXII . *
The Nonconformist . No . XXII . " The Old Crab-stock of Nonconformity *" HAVE met with these words in a I petty article of Review , in a popular periodical publication , * and have
• Jew montmy magazine . «* article to which I refer is disgraceful , from its illiberally , to this respectable publication . It is , in fact , nothing better than a display of spite at the interest excited in a neighbouring country respect-
Sir , Novembers , 1821 . WE are informed by your Correspondent in the Repository for the last month , ( pp . 593 , 594 , ) that the happy moment is arrived when many of our principal cities and towns are awakened out of their long slumber , and are ready to listen to the doctrines of truth . So extraordinary and favourable a season should be
seized and improved with the utmost diligence before their faculties are again overtaken by sleep . I hope the glorious opportunity will not be neglected for enforcing the importance of practical , as well as doctrinal truth . I mean no reflection on Unitarian preachers , as being remiss in moral ¦ teaching , but I think the generality of
Islington , Sir , November 10 , 1821 . IN my Memoirs of Dr . W . Richards , I gave , by way of Appendix , some Account of Roger Williams , at the same time urging Dr . Rogers of Philadelphia , or Dr . Messer , the President
of xlhode Island College , to furnish the public with his complete biography . I am happy to inform you , that Dr . Rogers , in a letter which I received from him last week , tells me , there is a volume in progress on that subject / ' by some person in Rhode Island .
This is gratifying intelligence , as the Americans have materials , and it is presumed will make good use of them . The name of Roger Williams , the founder of the entirely free state of Rhode Island , can never be forgotten by the friends of civil and religious liberty . J . EVANS .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1821, page 660, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2506/page/28/