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health , it is not unpleasing ; for I must esteem it a proof of their benevolence towards me . But by the graciousness of God , who had prepared for me a safe retreat in the country , I am still alive and well , and I trust
not an unprofitable servant , whatever duty in life there yet remains for me to fulfil .- That you remember me after so long an interval in our correspondence , gratifies me exceedingly , though by the politeness of your expression you seem to afford me room to suspect that you have rather
forgotten me , since as you say you admire in me so many different virtues wedded together 1 For so many wedding ? , I should assuredly dread a family too numerous , were it not certain that in narrow circumstances and
under seventy of fortune , virtues are most excellently reared and are most flourishing . Yet one of these said virtues has not very handsomely rewarded me for entertaining her , for
that which you call my political virtue , and which I should rather wish you to call my devotion to my country , ( erchanting me with her captivating name , ) almost , if I may say so , expatriated me ! Other virtues , however ,
join their voices to assure me , that wherever we prosper in rectitude , there is our country . In ending my letter , let me obtain from you this favour , that if you find any parts of it incorrectly written and without stops , you will impute to the boy who writes for
me , who its utterly ignorant of Latin , and to whom I am forced ( wretchedly enough ) to repeat every single syllable that I dictate . I still rejoice that your merit as an accomplished man ,
whom I knew as a youth of the highest expectation , has advanced you so tar in the honourable favour of your prince . For your prosperity in every other point you have both my wishes and niy hopes . Farewell .
" London , Aug . 15 , 1666 . " Justly might the immortal Milton in Ins «< Areopagitica , " a Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printings the best of his prose writings , declare ,
1 am among the free and ingenuous sort of such as evidently were horn * ° r study , and love learning for itself , not for lucre or any other end but the service of God and truth , and perhaps lllat lasting fume and perpetuity of
praise which God and good men have consented should be the reward of those ' ' whose published labours advance the good of mankind . " J . EVANS .
Critical Synopsis of the Monthly Repository for November , 1825 . MR . BAKEWELL ' s Extracts from M . Malan . I predicted that Mr . Bakewell would do what he has he re done . Will Dr . Smith
henceforth express a perfect confidence in the good judgment of M . Malan , whatever he may think of his orthodoxy ? The pantomimic scene of Malan ' s conversion by Mr . Haldane , reminds me of a similar circumstance that
took place in this country , so similar , indeed , except in the result , that both incidents , I believe , must have had a common origin , and that the orthodox of the two countries may have been indebted to each other for a mode of attempting to insinuate their doctrines into the minds of certain
classes of their opponents . A friend of mine , of the Unitarian persuasion , having retired from one of our populous cities into the country , became a regular attendant and supporter of the only place of worship in his neighbourhood , which was conducted by an alumnus of the Andover
Theological Seminary . Although they had frequently met each other , controversial topics were always evaded ; till , at length , my friend , being one day in the library of the minister , the latter silently took down a Greek Testament from its shelf , opened it , placed his finger on a particular text , and shewed it to the former . No other
reply was made to this mute argument than the following : " We should probably differ from each other in our interpretations of this text "— and there the matter dropped from that hour to this .
Archaeologist Americana . i he prominent contents of this vol&irie are discussions- and descriptions of those ancient mounds and other monuments or . an extinct race of people ,
which are scattered over every part of the American continent . The present stock of Indians , according to Mr . Atwater , the principal writer , are only the degenerate and iiitrud-
Critical Synopsis of the Monthly Repository for November , 1825 . 663
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1826, page 663, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2554/page/27/