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nums on Luke xxii . 39—41 . ( 4 ) « ' Christ ' s Last Supper , " in 5 Sermons on l Cor . xi . 28 , 29 , 1620 . ( 5 ) " A
Christian Task ; Sermon at the Funeral of Mr . John kawson , Gent ., at Prittlewell , " on Psalm xc . 12 , 1619 . ( 6 ) " The Great Assize ¦; or the Day of Jubilee , in which we must make a
general Account of all our Actions before Almighty : in 4 Sermons on R ev . xx . 11 , 15 . Printed 31 st time , 1684 . * ¦ ( 7 ) " A Fold for Christ's Sheep j" in 2 Sermons upon Canticles i 7 , 8 . Printed 32 times , the last , 1684 . ( 8 ) " The Ethiopian Eunuch ' s Conversion ; " the sum of 30 Sermons upon part of Acts viii . 1632 .
" The Christian ' s Guide , with Rules and Directions for leading a Holy Life : " printed several times . "The Chief Shepherd ; or an Exposition on Psalm xxiii ., " 1625 . "The admirable Convert ; or the Miraculous
Conversion of the Thief on the Cross /' 1632 . "Moses his Prayer : or an Exposition of Psalm xix ., " 1656 . " Looking Glass for Saints and Sinners ; or an Exposition of Psalm xix . " 1656 .
He hath written other things which I have not yet seen , and was living an aged man near Dudley , in Worcestershire , in 1663 . t ( A then . Oa / on . )
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Hacftney , Sir , Nov . 20 , 1821 . THE pages of the Repository will have to record another instance
of incarceration and fine for imputed blasphemy , in the person of a third individual of the Carlile family ; and it
is worthy of remark , that in passing a sentence involving perpetual imprisonment , Mr . Justice Bailey liberally allows Englishmen the privilege of thinking for themselves , but , according
* Calamy says , it has been printed 40 times . " Account , 567 . t Baxter classes " old Mr . Samuel Smith , " with some " very holy men and Peaceable , who laboured faithfully with little success till they were a * bove
fourscore years of aere a-piece . " He then « ays of Mr . Smith , " This good man was ° ne of my most familiar friends , in whose i nverse 1 took very much delight , who ^ s buried but this winter , 1664 , at D udley . " iteuqm Baoctm 9 . ( Ltgnanus . )
to the newspaper report of bis speech , the right j of combating established opinions i 4 expressly denied . Thus after all the shifting and perversion of language and common sense by the lawyers in the course of the former
trials , and their awkward attempts to confound legal restrictions with religious freedom , Mr . Justice Bailey has let the cat out of the bag . He at least speaks intelligibly , and tells us what we have to trust to in future , The
degree of religious liberty left us appears to be limited to just so much as is independent of human power , and , according to my comprehension of his speech , not a whit more . If
this should be recognized as a principle * of legal administration in religious matters , then I think most of your readers will concur with me , that established opinions are the greatest curse that ever civilized man endured .
For this candid exposition , however , Mr . Justice Bailey is entitled to our thanks . And now , Sir , a word or two with respect to this unfortunate family who have shewn so determined an opposition to the national Creeds . I am aw ^ re how unpopular it is to become the apologist of persons in the situation of the Carliles . ' The
reasonableness or unreasonableness of their theological speculations is wholly beside my present purpose , which is merely to inquire how far the characters , conduct and fate of this suffering family will bear a comparison with those who have heretofore become martyrs to
the diffusion of opinions . Report says , that Mr . Carlile became a convert to infidelity at the instigation of his wife 3 and the sincerity of her opinions may be inferred from the fact of her not hesitating to impart them to her nearest and dearest connexions ,
and her voluntary suffering in their support : her constancy and firmness are unquestionable , foreseeing , as she did from the experience of her husband , her own inevitable fate . The conduct of the sister appears to have been equally courageous and persevering , and it would be difficult to find , instances of similar determined
sacrifices of liberty and comforts in a cause which appeared to the sufferers to be founded in error , or to involve known immoral consequences . If it be ob r jected that "gain , sordid gain , '' has been the actuating motive , I am not
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1821, page 667, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2506/page/35/