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thn : in short , we commend him to his own excellent counsel £ bove quoted as to the expediency of gaining a little insight into any subject upon which a " right conclusion" is desiderated . The Tory of the Old School is an animal of very doubtful genus . In many
respects Sacheverell need not blush to own him as a disciple ; for , in denouncing " the accursed maxim that the people are the source of legitimate powers '' in proclaiming the irresponsibility of tings to any bat Christ as supreme king of the nations ; in ** calling upon the sovereign of this nation to withhold his sanction
from acts which his ministers advise and tbe parliament demand / ' he displays a heroic disregard of all those pseudo-con stitutional principles which crept in and finally established themselves upon the ruins of the Stuart dynasty , that plainly indicates the author to be a man " bom
out of due time . " With reference to the objection that the Test Act is not , as he contends , " a national protest against Atheism , " because " not enacted originally with that view , " he boldly asserts ( pp . 19 , 21 ) , that " the intention of the framers of the Act have nothing to do with the question /* and that " he
does not in the least doubt that God prepared and appointed it to us in his foreknowledge and reference to this very tjime . " Yet notwithstanding this vain attempt to make the Deity responsible for the disorderly condition of the statute-book , it seems that the Act might admit , and indeed requires , amendment ;
as the writer has discovered ) that the forms of the Church of England are not essential to the " national protest , " but that another . " true , permanent , and inviolable church ' has a right to have its formulary recognized as equally efficient , and that the northern branch of the empire ought to have the blessings of the sacramental test extended to them .
Here the cloven-foot peeps forth ; yet we could not have suspected any descendant of John Knox and the Covenanters of holding the outrageous opinions developed in this paniphlet , had not we made an accidental visit to a
certain half-finished structure , whose episcopal front and presbyterian body aptly typify the heterogeneous intellect of its officiating priest . Having most patiently endured a torrent of pulpit reprobation levelled against ; the atheistical liberalism off modern times , as displayed in a new university without a theological professor , an 4 in legislative projects for ^ he relief of Piseewters and Catholics , we are entitled to signajiw
the Rev . Edward Irving as the harlequin Tory of the Old School ; for , surely " none but himself can be his parallel . " We conclude with his pithy commentary on the proposed Bill : " The new law says , A man who worships the devil is quite as fit a magistrate as a Christian , provided only he will leave to the parsous their stalls and their tithes . * " P . 10 .
ART . Xll . ^ -Questions in Roman tits tor # f &c . By John Olding Butler . 12 mt > . £ p . 300 . Simpkin and Marshall . 1827 . Mr . J . O . Butler , treading in the steps of his late much-respected father , has here contributed another very valuable work to the improvement of
elementary education . The " Questions" are adapted to Goldsmith ' s Roman History : prefixed to them are sixty-four introductory pages containing " Sketches of the Manners , Customs , and Institutions of the Romans ; " and following them are fifty pages of " Geographical Illustrations" in alphabetical order , serving as
a short dictionary of ancient Geography . The work appears to us to be entitled to a place in every school where the Roman History , which for a long and most important period was the history- of the ktiown world , is taught ; and imperfect must be every plan of education which does not embrace historic studies .
CONTEMPORARY PERIODICALS . Ar * . XIII . —The Foreign Quarterly Review . Nos . I . II . III . English readers have long felt the Want of a good Journal of Foreign Literature . The degree , indeed , in which we are unacquainted with what is passing abroad , especially , for instance , in Germany , on literary and scientific subjects , is as peculiar as it is disgraceful .
Yet there , is no deficiency that might be more easily supplied ; ftfr a most valuable Journal might be formed even by one who possessed no higher merit than that of diligence in selecting , abridging , or describing the contents of the numerous periodicals which appear on . the
Continent . The present attempt , if we are to judge by the specimen of the first numbers , is defective , both in plan and execution . What is wanted is not a new Quarterly Review , treading in the footsteps of those we now have in measuring out long essays of sixty pages , with merely the title of a forejga book at
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), May 2, 1828, page 342, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2560/page/54/