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perior to it , may appear on the plains of judgment at the last great day , to awe the vast multitude of both good and bad that will appear there , and to sanction the proceedings of the righteous Judge of the whole earth . "The Lord erant unto us that we
may find mercy of the Lord in that day'' 2 Tim . iv . 18 . 8 . And supposing , by the bye , that the appearance in the cloud of glory was not the appearance of God , but
of another person who personated him ; then , as the Apostle Paul evidently had these appearances in his eye when he wrote these words , it follows that the words refer to two
distinct persons , and therefore overthrows the forced sense that has of late years been attempted to be put on them , as referring to one and the same person . 9 . Permit me to add , what I have already in another place endeavoured
to impress the public mind with , namely , that learned , wise and good men are , in this enlightened and refined age , tempted , when studying the Holy Scriptures , to consider more what representations of sacred subjects are most suited to the nature of
God as he is in himself , than what are the most proper for the edification and comfort of feeble and guilty creatures ; forgetting that all our religious rites and ceremonies are so much beneath him , considered in himself , that none of them have any
claim to a preference to others . Therefore those are the most proper that best promote the improvement of man . Here the end greatly sanctions the means ; not to observe , that the glory of God and the happiness of man are often the same .
JOSEPH JEVANS . P . S . I do not mean to assert that our American friend believes all the things that are combated here , but I thought it best to treat the subject in this comprehensive manner for the benefit of the public .
five weeks , during which time we have gravelled upwards of twelve hundred miles and paid several very pleasant visits . On the 22 rt of July we set off from Philadelphia in the steam-boat and proceeded to New Brunswick , where we paid a sort of
pop visit to , where by diligent talking and every kind attention as much pleasure was packed into a small compass as the generality of people can put into a much longer
period . From Brunswick we proceeded to New York , which place we only visited for the sake of getting the Safety barge up the North River . Here , however , we were received by Mr . and his wife with the
greatest kindness , who insisted upon us ( our friends as well as ourselves ) making their house our home ; and when I expressed my regret at their having " so much trouble on our account , he answered me by declaring , that he owed that and a great deal more in return for the kindness which his
father had received from mine . The Safety barge , in which we proceeded up the North River , appears to rne to present us with perfection in the means of travelling , as it combines swiftness , safety , cheapness , and not only comfort , but even elegance of accommodation . It is a vessel of
about eighty or one hundred feet long , attached to a steam-boat by which it is towed , and in which all the business of cooking is performed , keeping it free from heat and all unpleasant smells , which are so annoying in the warm weather . The lowest
apartment of the Lady Clinton is the dining-room , which runs the whole length of the boat , in which three hundred people may dine with the greatest comfort . " Above this room , and about half the length of the boat , is the ladies' cabin , as handsomely furnished a parlour as any one needs to enter . The other half is divided
into two rows of private state-rooms , which have the greatest number of conveniences packed in a small compass that I ever saw in my life . Over all these is the deck of the vessel .
covered entirely with an awning which forms a sort of drawing * -room , where the company are furnished with settees and chairs for sitting singly or in groups , or they have the whole length of the vessel if they wish to parade ,
Description of a Tour from Philadel phia to the Falls of Niagara . [ Extract of a Letter from a Lady to her Sister , dated Philadelphia , Sept . 1 , 1826 . ] HERE I am , comfortably seated at home after an absence of
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1826, page 653, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2554/page/17/