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Sir , ON Sunday , August 25 th , the Rev . S . W . Browne , A . B ., pastor to the congregation assembling at the Meeting-house in Monkwell Street , for
divine worship , pronounced a most impressive discourse on the awful death of the late Marquis of Londonderry . The subject of his sermon was the admixture of good and evil in the destiny of man : his text was from kecles . III . 4 , and in pursuing his subthe
ject , reverend preacher traced out a most powerful delineation of human woes and human joys : sometimes he led his audience on to the brink of des l r > and then mitigated the anguish ot the soul by presenting to it brighter views ; and as we are favoured with " 1 tracts , the public will Judge fort ^ l * S «* the preacher cafl s frame * * emt * me 8 of our "In the exuberance of life ' s blos-
soming season , who bas not painted to himself in the most glowing tints the delights to be reaped from prosperity and lofty station ? And when any of these anticipations of the highcoloured imagination and ardent spirits of youth have been realized , who
has not bitterly wept at the disappointment ? and felt that fastidiousness and weariness of long-accustomed possession may wear out that eagerness of fruition , which the bounding heart and ever up-springing hopes of early life had flattered themselves would , in
their cases at least , know no ungenial blast ? The strongest constitutions , the most undimmed glory , the most princely fortunes , and the sweet relations of family and friendship are liable to sad vicissitudes . Who has not
seen a serene sea , glowing with the radiance of a mid-day sun , gently presenting to the eye the play of its bespangled waters ? . Often on a sudden has it been darkened over by a rising storm ; its waves roaring fearfully : so have we seen these earthly enjoyments sometimes pass rapidly away , and followed by all the storms of an agitated and adverse life . See the
young heir , wringing a father's heart by his extravagance , and causing his own manly beauty of countenance to be sicklied over by his vices 1 See the sweet affections of a warm breast
cruelly checked and wounded by the unfaithfulness of an unworthy husband , seeking what ?—rapturous delight from prostituted charms and a depraved mind , O God ! Equal misery hangs over the great ones of the earth . Once was I forcibly struck with a pencilled canvas , on which the masterly hand
of genius had made every circumstance pourtrayed , start into life ; and the beholder was , as it were , surrounded with the reality of the scene . Camps and armies were in the back-ground . The prominent subject of the picture was the once mighty Lord of immeasurable tracts of earth , denominated
kingdoms : the far renowned Bajazet * in a moment of discomfiture , was presented to the view : his brow , the seat of anxious care , was knit and scowling ; the horror of despair was depictured in every feature ; the interval of some hours , had elapsed since his defeat by the genius of Tamerlane , then in his ascendant ; so that the ^ gitefti <^ 6 ( necessarily attendant on a lost fi £ t # afc
Griesiach ' s Prolegomena and Notes * 341
Poole , Sir , Sept . 10 , 1822 . ALLOW me to state through the medium of your valuable publication , what I have often felt , viz ., a strong and earnest desire to see Griesbach ' s Preface and Prolegomena to his edition of the Greek New Testament
in an English translation . And if the principal of his notes were added to the translation , it would be all the better . The English theologian often hears of Griesbach ' s great work ; but he knows nothing of the rules which guided that eminent critic in his judgment concerning the various readings of the New Testament . He reads the
improved Version ; but can form little or no idea of the reasons why one reading is to be preferred to another . Since Parkhurst gave to Englishmen Hebrew and Greek Lexicons , through
the medium of the English tongue , and encouraged them to study the original languages of the Scriptures without taking the pains first to acquire the Latin , I believe there are several who can understand the
Hebrew and Greek of the Scriptures who do not understand the Latin . And upon the whole I am persuaded , that a translation of the above work would put into the hands of many , a great mass of information which would be highly acceptable and useful . A . B .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1822, page 541, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2516/page/21/