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Nantwtohy gIR > ' September 9 , 1822 . THE readers of the Monthly Repository will recollect , that some time since there appeared in one of its numbers the prospectus of a work , proposed to be published by subscription , entitled , " The Test of Truth , or the
United Evidence of the Sacred Scriptures , respecting the True Object of Religious Worship , and the Condition of Acceptance , in the Language of the Scriptures , * including the Evidence of the Scriptures on the Person ,
&c . of Jesus Christ . " Since then it has been suggested to the author , that it would be much better to publish it in parts or numbers , at sixpence each , once a fortnight ; as it would , by this means , be . more within the reach of all ;
particularly of those who cannot conveniently purchase large works ; and as it would hence , also , be more generally useful . Agreeably to this suggestion , the author now proposes to publish it in this manner as soon as a sufficient
numher of subscribers can be procured to indemnify him from Joss . It would be necessary , of course , that the subscribers should consider themselves pledged to receive the numbers till the work be complete . Put it might be well to remember , that it is
not designed so much to please as to profit the reader . Jt is a work conu pletely of scriptural evidence , on the important points mentioned in the title , arranged in such a manner as appeared most likely to convince , without perplexing , the mind . It is , howe
ver , calculated to be a , great assistance both to devotion and practice . And the author hopes , that ; the friends of pure and uade&led religion will not suffer it to be lpst to the public , particularl y in the present state of the Christian world . He ( Jepends entirely on their aid to bring it out .
It may probably consist of twenty or twenty-four numbers . What follows the * has been added , ™ make the title more expressive of the nature of the work
Those persons in the CQuatry who wish to become subscribers , are requested to forward their namea as soon as possible , through the medium of the country booksellers , to the
publisher , Mr . R . Hunter , St . Paul's Churchyard , London ; and it is proposed , that they should receive the numbers in the same way as the Monthly Repository and Christian Reformer .
FRANCIS KNOWLES . N . B . If the minister in each congregation , or any other person , would undertake to solicit for subscribers , and forward the names as above directed , Ae author would esteem it a particular favour .
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Sir , Penzanee . THE iast Report of the Unitarian fund was in several respects very interesting * and ? encouraging * , especially in its communication relative t © the Transylvanian Unitarians . But on one topic , that of exertions among the Heathen , there is still almost a blank , and till that blank be well filled
and occupied , a thoroughly satisfacrtory report , in a Christian estimation , cannot , I think , be made . I would not , in these remarks , be thought to intend censure on the very respectable and able managers of the Unitarian Fund : they have , perhaps , done as much in this way as circumstances admitted . I know that there is muck
prejudice and opposition on this point , and a good deal of division of sentiment where one would expect cordial unanimity . But my object is not to blame any one , which is not my province . I only aim to stir up to love and to good works ; to solicit the
attention of your readers in genera * , aad especially of those who may have influence in leading our united exertions , to the sacred duty of diffusing Christian light among the Heathen Surely , it is urgent upon Unitarian
Christians , as a body , to wipe away that reproach under which they have long so justly laboured , and which has been so injurious to their cause . In vain will they write and preach , in vain will they seek to convert other Christians to their opinions , while their conduct does not evince that the warm glow of Christian syuipatity ani-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Sept. 2, 1822, page 545, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2516/page/25/