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veraies * Statesmen have forgotten it in their lavys . Never was there a greater blunder in legislation , than that by Which the forces of the Statute-book have been enlisted on the side of truth ; and error , as was quite natural ; instead of being subdued , has been thereby settled down into tenfold .. obstinacy . The glories of
martyrdom have been transferred from the right ^ o the wrong side of the question ; and superstition , which , in aland of perfect light and perfect liberty , would hide her head as ashamed , gathers a title to respect , and stands forth iu a character-of moral heroism , because of the injustice which has been brought to bear upon . her . She ought , in all
wisdom ., to have been < left to her own natural decay , or at teast reason and kindness are ithe only engines which -should have . been , made to pla ^ y upo n her strong holds . Bat with such an -auxiliary as the mere authority of terror upon the one side , and such a resistance as that of a generous and high minded indignation upon the other , there have arisen the
elements of an interminable warfare . Aad not till truth , relieved of so unseemly an associate , be confined to the use of her proper weapons , will she be reinstated on her . proper vantage-ground , it 4 s not in the fermentation of human passions and . human politics , that the lessons of heaven can be with efficacy taught ; and ere these lessons shall go abroad in tvmmph over the length and
breadth of the land , we must recall the impolicy by which we have turned a whole j people into a nation of outcasts . To exclude is surely not the way to assimilate . It is by pervading , instead of separating into an unbroken mass , and then , placing it off at a distance from us —4 t . is by extensively mingling with the men of another denomination , in all the walks of civil and political business — it is then that the occasions of converse
aud of courtesy will be indefinitely multiplied—and then will it be found that it is by an influence altogether opposite to the wrath of man , that we are euubled to work the righteousness of God . "Pp . 25—29 . We shall close with one other short
quotation . Sye&V ' wg of the mission of Christ— We , prote « t , " says he , "by the meekness and the gentleness of Christ ,, by the tears of him who wept at Lazarua ' s tomb , and over the approaching ruin of Jerusalem , by every word of ( blessing that he uttered , and by every footstep of this wondrous visitor over the surface of a land on which he went about doing , good continually ; we pro-¦¦
test , in the name of all those unequivocal demonstrations , that they do him an injustice who propound this message in any other way than as a message of friendship to our species . He came not to condemn , but to save ; not to destroy , but to keep alive . And he is the fittest
bearer , he tpe best interpreter , of these overtures from above , who urges them upoii men , not withivvrath and clamour and controversial bitterness , but in the very spirit of that wisdom from above , which is gentle , and easy to be entreated , and full of mercy . "—And is this the language of a Calvmist ? 0 si sic omnes I
Uruwal Notices . $
Art . V . Sketches pf Hayti , from the Expulsion of the French to the Death qf ChristopJie . By W . W . Harvey , of Queen's College , Gam * bridge . L . B . Seeley and Soiij Fleet Street , Loirdon . Y 827 .
The published accounts of the interesting island of Hayti are so few in number , and so little to be relied pa , that the work now noticed is peculiarl y valuable as coming from one who was for some time a resident there , and who appears to have taken an impartial view of passing events . Mr . Harvey ' s * ' Sketches" are entirely favourable to
the opinion that the negro race , freed from the . debasement or * slavery , is not inferior in capacity for improvement to their fairer brethren ; and hold out expectations that at no distant r period , under the present mild and peaceful sway , the Haitians will take a respectable station among civilized nations . The view
given of the state of the public schools , under the direction of teachers procured from the " British and Foreign School Society , " are cheering to every friend to his species . Those at Cape Francois , St Marc ' s , and Gonalves , contain about 2000 pupils . We can only extract Mr-Harvey's interesting notice of that at Cape Francois :
* ' The place appropriated to this purpose was a large building , situated in a retired and elevated part of the town , and was as properly arranged , and m perfectly furnished T | &h all the necessary apparatus , as the best schools conducted on this system are prepared in England .
This school contained from 150 to 200 boys , from eight to sixteen years xtfage . When I entered the room , they were regularly divided into their classes , all busijy engaged at their lessons , arid theftevident attention and application could not fail to strike a visitor . The si&ht df
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1828, page 51, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2556/page/51/