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he has encountered his adversary with sufficient knowledge , adroitness and sagacity . Nor , on the whole , would Unitarians in general , and the injured Genevese in particular , have wished to see their cause consigned on this occasion into better hands . —Another
subject of congratulation is , that a salutary , though partial , check has probably been given to the wanton torrent of attack and misrepresentation , which so many writers think it
their sacred duty to pour out upon Unitarians , Nothing would be much more superfluous or uncalled for than the greater portion of Mr . Smith ' s strictures on the theologians of Geneva . The faults of M . Ghenevifere ' s
publication , and the defects in his cause , lay so much on the surface , that even Unitarians , nursed in English freedom , could perceive them without much illustration or comment . Had Dr . Smith contented himself with
briefly pointing them out , though the task would have been unnecessary , yet we could have easily indulged him in such an exhibition of fond sectarianism . But to seize upon the occasion with all the ardour of an
interested and personal enemy , to write confessedly with the scantiest stores of information , to stigmatize indiscriminately the religious and moral character of a whole ecclesiastical
community , and to breathe the odium of a local dispute upon the general principles of Unitarianism—all this evinced the character of the bigoted partizan , rather than of the philanthropist or the Christian . He has been
instructed , however , in the course of this controversy , that there is some glass to be broken in his own house as well as in his neighbour ' s . And such a lesson is often not without its valuable uses . If Mr , Bakewell , simply by the present example , shall have taught ovir adversaries t& become wary and
discriminating in their attacks , he will not have written , either for them or us , in vain . —A third obligation , under which we lie to Mr . Bakewell , is , that in a professional view , his defence has been perfectly gratuitous and disinterested . It is consoling , that Unitaritinism has nourished and brought
up secular sons in her own lap , who perceive her worth sufficiently to step forth and protect her with a generous heroism when assailed , in spite of the
unpopularity to which they may m conse < juence be exposed . Our controversy , for some pretty obvious reasons , Biav fee expected to result in
more speedy success for us , when not left entirely to the conduct of naere divines . Although truth is truth , from whatever quarter it comes , and Unitarian ministers pursue it with a singleness of motive which enmity
itself cannot impeach , yet still , the pardonable little prejudices of the world invest a theological argument from a layman with more power than if it came from the pen of a professional advocate .
I observe that Dr . Smith has published his strictures in a collected form . I hope that Mr . Bakewell will , in this instance , follow his example . Philalethes on Mr . Brown . If one could tell how much is sly , and how much , is grave , in this little paper , one might venture a remark or two .
Remarks on Rom . viii . 9 . With the exception of what appears to me a loose and unfounded interpretation or the expressions € S flesh * ' and " spirit " in the beginning of the chapter , these strictures tell very well . The conclusion at the end of third paragr&ph is good . Paragraph four is strong .
Paragraph five is strong too . Mr . Wright in Answer to Mr . Worsley . This controversy is much to be regretted . I suppose we all think Mr . Wright is on the bestride . But it appears to me that he uses too vehement a term when he interprets Mr . Worsley ' s expressions as necessarily implying censure .
Is it good English to say , tliat one thing * is different to another ? It is rather common in America . I never saw it in English print till now . Devon and Cornivall Committee on the Same . I trust that these slight ruffles in the tide of Unitarianism are
only indicative of the force with which the main current is sweeping along . Sonnet on the Death of S . H . Pure and gentle as the being it weeps
over . Obituary * Mr . James Torrance . To the lover of general humanity this notice is gratifying , as it exhibits the increasing dignity and importance of those who have been called the lower
orders . Appoint ' merits and Removals of Ministers . With English Unitarian ? ,
12 Critical Synopsis of the Monthly Repository for December > IS 24 .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1826, page 12, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2544/page/12/