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Immediately preceding It Was a periofl of oppression and df tyranny Tbfc Protestant Dissenters were almost crushed by the strong arm ; of power * suffering for their religious principles
every species of persecution and 0 &p * f : quy . iPhe ejection of two thousand clergymen from their livings , reducingthem and their families to b ^ gffaftyi was followed by-other acts of c 5 ^| ty which will ever mark the rei gdf ^^^^ Stuarts with indelible infamy /| lF&
Revolution of 1688 ( imperfect as jj £ was in many respects ) rase upon ttife benighted realm with all th& la 0 $ jfc > dour of a heavenly luminary , vvM ^ h has been growing- brighter and bri ^ t ^ dr unto the perfect day I flfk The commencement , progres |^^ feft completion of this wonderful ^ bS ^®
-turn are detailed ia every History *^ England . The object of the pi&sgip : paper is to draw the attention j [ Mf i ^ f reader to the instruments by Wjrfcp ^ under Heaven , it was accomplished . These were King William and Que ^ n Mary . Who they were , indeed , is generally known . But certain
particulars may be enumerated which will illustrate the great event , and render us Britons more grateful for this memorable blessing , " The Revolution of 1688 was in the highest i&eeree temperate and sober . It was inl | ierfect , says a venerable Reformer ^ a-
mongst us . Yet mark how effectual it has been ; the family it gently let down from the throne has never returned . It is now extinct . The Revolution has not been changed in any one of its essential dispositions . It is , at this moment , the living source of our freedom and happiness , and
every good Englishman has nothing to pray for—for the Government is established—than in the w ^ j ds of father Paul , when his dying ^ fptultering lips adverted to his country , Esto perpetua 1 "
But we proceed to William and Mary . No biography is intended , but a few particulars illustrative of | his grand national event . In the History of the British R evolution , 1688 , by George Moore , Esq .,
William and Mary are thus noticed : "Heaven in mercy to these favoured islands had raised up a man who , thpugh , by birth a foreigner" * and at th&Jtu ^ kd .. "of a foreign state , was by connggi ^ n and alliance an English Prince and had many a national and
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King William and Queen Mary , as connected with the Revolution of 1688 . O i ne ' er may the fruit of that landing be lost , And long may Britannia with gratitude own , The views of her enemies ne ' er were so
crost As when William and Mary ascended the throne . May the throne long endure , And its virtues ensure
That union which only these realms can secure ; While the Shamrock , the Rose and | the Thistle entwine Peace , Commerce and Plenty round Liberty's shriue !
Islington , Sir , Nov . 4 , 1825 . ry ^ HE Revolution of 1688 , which JL always impresses my mind at this season of the year , must . be pronounced one of the most disti ^^^ cl events in the annals of Great © Saiu .
flesh . " % Oh tlie second epoch there is n <> difference of opinion among pUris * tiaiis ; on the first and last they are by no means agreecL To me Jt appears that the third epoch is more clearly and decisively laid down in
Scripture than the second , end that the events which immediately followed this epoch , lead us naturally to a plain interpretation of some parts which have been considered so very intricate
in the preface ; but I should be glad to hear the opinions of others on this subject , being well persuaded , that , if we are agreed in the two last epochs , we shall find little or no difficulty in ascertaining the first .
About two years ago I drew up a paper stating the different ways in which eysvero was translated ia the authorized version . I have it not at hand , nor would it be easy for me to fiivd it , if it exists . Would it be too much to request the favour of the
young gentlemen of York College to do the same thing for us ? Schmidt ' s Concordance will make it very easy for them , and if they would take a book or two of Herodotus , and compare it with any English translation , and write down the translation of
eywero as many passages as occur in the Greek Testament , the result may lead us to some useful remarks . ¦ W . FREND .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1826, page 23, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2544/page/23/