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pious , for us to make the attempt . The last topic in my learned friend ' s speech which 1 shall mention , is , that " simple error" ( by which , I presume , he mdans error which is believed to be truth ) is no crime . This , it seems , is Mr . Montgomery ' s opinion ; but it is not that of the Apostle Paul . In the 10 th chapter of the Epistle to the Romans , he says of
the Jews , " For I bear them record , that they have a zeal of God , but not according to knowledge . " It is manifest , therefore , that the Jews were , in the judgment of the Apostle , in error . Their zeal was " not according to knowledge . " It is also manifest , that it was simple or honest error , for it was " a zeal of God : " and yet it was so far from being
harmless , that the Apostle agaur declares , that "he could wish himself accursed from Christ , ( that is , separated from the public ministry of the word , ) on their account , if that might be the means of introducing them to the knowledge of Jesus . I trust , therefore , Sir , that you and this house will see that these overtures are liable to none of
those objections charged upon them by my eloquent friend , that ^ they are not calculated to abridge our religious , much less our civil liberties . They do not interfere between a man and his God . They leave every man at liberty to choose for himself , to be fully persuaded in his own mind ; only they provide , that those who join the communion of
the Synod should be persons of the same religion with its present members ; that in order to their walking together , all may he agreed . In conclusion , I lament that any unhandsome epithets should have passed from the one to the other side of the house . In this respect I freely acknowledge that the greater portion of blame has been on the orthodox
side . We ought to hold the truth , nothing doubting ; and be ready to give an answer to any one that asketh a reason of the hope that is in us ; but we should do it in meekness and fear . Mr . S . then stated , that there were several topics , chiefly referring to Mr . Montgomery ' s speech of last year , of which he had taken down notes ; but he omitted them on account of the lateness of the hour , and because he knew they would be taken up by some others of his friends .
It was now past three o ' clock , and , whilst a number of speakers presented themselves to ihe house , there were loud and continued criee of " Roll , roll . " Mr , Cooke said , that , as the assembly appeared to have made up their minds on this subject , he would willingly con ^
sent to suppress his speech , if other gentlemen would do the same . There was some confusion for a few minutes , when " roll , roll , " was loudly repeated . The roll was then called on the Amendment , in favour of which , as stated in our number for August , there was a majority of 82 .
By the Times of September 13 th , it appears , that a " tolerably numerous meeting of ministers and laity" belonging to the Synod , was recently held in Belfast for the purpose of determining what course should be pursued in con * sequence of the adoption of the overtures . After a discussion , in which
Rev . Messrs . Montgomery , Porter , Blakeley , Nelson , &c , tpo ^ k part , a pommittee was appointed to draw up a Remonstrance to the Synod , subject to the revision and approbation of a general meeting , to be held in Belfast about the middle of October .
Sermons for Family Use . A volume of Sermons for Family Use is preparing for publication , intended to aid and recommend the observance of domestic worship and the cultivation of piety in connexion with the intercourses of private life . The volume will consist of unpublished and original discourses , contributed by living ministers , among
whom may be named the following : Rev . C . Wellbeloved , York ; Rev . W . Turner , Newcastle ; Rev . J . Tayler , Nottingham ; Rev . J . Kentish , Birmingham ; Rev . J . G . Robberds , and Rev . J . J . Tayler , Manchester ; Rev . W . J . Fox , London ; and Rev . Robert Wallace , Chesterfield . In order that the work may be accessible to the poor as well as to the rich , it will contain as much
matter for as small a charge as may be compatible with its good execution and the indemnification of the publisher . It is intended to publish the volume by subscription , and ministers arc respectfully requested to receive the names of such members of their respective congregations as may be desirous of procuring it ; and to forward them , with as little delay as possible , to the Editor , Rev . J . R . Beard , Manchester .
Mrs . Belzoni is about to publish , by subscription , a series of lithographic copies from the painted sculptures of the Egyptian tomb discovered by her celebrated and unfortunate husband . It will consist of at least 80 plates , and be published in about 12 or 14 numbers , at 25 * . each , by Churchill , Leicester Square *
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LITERARY NOTICES .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1828, page 726, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2565/page/70/