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unsuccessful author ; but though I am not sure that phfloldgicM to ^ ttts wilt be ; mtech m request or esteem tti the ot ^ r world , I would rather look ior a reward tliere than trust to
posterity . There is something cold and calculating in all this ; yet I can admire the noble . confidence and lofty enthusiasm of the learned Theseus , who is doubtless destined , like Milfoii , tcrmake all Europe , and America too * ting wltli acclamation .
Much of the eloquence of Dr . Jones ' s rejoinder I consider the mere flirting and flourishing of Ariadne ; for I do not beliece that he means , in his sober reason , to accuse me of pilfering from his works , or of pluming myself with ornaments stolen or borrowed from him . He speaks
of the ungrateful few , and if I be guilty of the offence , my ingratitude is indeed of the blackest description , according to Seneca , viz . that which consists in forgetting the benefit . Dr . Jones made me a present of a copy of his Greek Lexicon , for which I thanked him sincerely ; and my recommendations I believe caused ' the
sale of several copies . Of his theological works I am almost wholly ignorant : I have not even looked at the twentieth part of what he has published in the Monthly Repository \ for I am either tpo idle or too busy to go after it , or to read it when it
falls in my way . I hope Dr . Jones will forgive me this wrong . I am perhaps much to blame . But I am not a £ reat reader . I suffered a severe surfeit in my youth , and was so much afflicted with indigestion , that my appetite has been weak and
squeamish ever since . I am really sorry that Dr . Jones should think I intended to league with his persecutors . I was offended with myself at the time for using
the modes of expression which have offended him . We ought to be friends ; for , as I have endeavoured to shew , there are many analogies and affinities between us : we are both
intellectual Samsons in our way 3 but I hope we shall not be brought blindly forth to make sport for the Philistines— » procul omnia esto Clamor et ira . Begging pardon , Mr . Editor , for
the , lenity ami petulance of thk com-^ ttWEesitftott , latna # > r all th <* oflfei ^ e arid ieniekslness I may have in any way gfreri you and your readers , permit me to say , V ^ le . JAMES GILCHBI 6 T .
The Pastor ^ Oherlin . ~ [ Translated from Revue Encydop € dique . DIED , the 1 st of June , 1826 aged 86 , Jean Frederic Oberfin , pastor at Waldback ( Ban de la Roche
, in the department of the Lower Rhine ) . The department of the Lower Rhine has just lost one of its most praiseworthy citizens , and the Protestant Church a rare model of every Christian vfrtae . *
A long and painful illness terminated the life of the respectable pastor Oberlin , ( brother to the celebrated Ehilologist of th&t name , ) after he ad for the space of fifty-nine years exercised the pastoral functions in a
country in which the influence of his virtues , his benevolent activity , his unremitting efforts and his useful labours , effected an almost entire change in the state of agriculture , of general industry , and above all , in the moral condition and character of the
inhabitants . He bore with him to the tomb the regrets of & 11 the neighbouringr villages , and the whole population of Alsace , whatever difference existed in their creeds . We
extract from an account just published at Paris , some particulars relating to this venerable ecclesiastic , and to the services whieh have excited so lively a sense of his loss , and which ensure him an honourable rank a-
mongst the benefactors of the human , race . On the confines of the department of the Lower Rhine and the Vosges ,
is a territory named the Ban de la Roche , formerly isolated and uncivilized , now remarkable for the information , industry and morality of its inhabitants .
Surrounded by sterile rocks , and devoid of any means of outward communication , this gloomy country would , without doubt , have remained
a stranger to civilization , had not Providence successively raised up two respectable pastors , the last of whona especially has in some degree changed the face of the country and formed
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1826, page 668, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2554/page/32/