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pense it witb iinpiajtiality , m& p&L . haye one interpretation of the statute * to suit the PEotesJanfc , , and another ; to oppress t £ ^ Catholic ;^ lei these benefits be . conferred upon Ireland * and she will no longer weary
England witjb her perpetual complaints , nor disgust her with narratives of the i ^ o " st shoc ^ ing- "atToc ? ities- ; = ^ = let--lTe land enjoy the repose which follows the impartial ; . administration of law , and her agitators vriM be hushed into silence oiL ^ perish in neglect * , her feuds will cease : and her children
joyously beat the swords and spears of unnatural warfare into the plough * shares and pruning-hooks of moral cultivation . 4 He had resided for some time past in •** the land of the mountain and the -flood * '» He had * seen ; there
the strong poster £ > f nearly impress sions . Erom infancy the people of Scotland imbibed the doctrines of Calvinism , Was it ; any wonder that \ he progress of other opinions was slow ? T&t progre ^ ss Ee felt persu ^ Tded was sure . A country that stood the very first in the . scale of intellect could not long remain behind in the more valuable attainments x > f
religious knowledge . Ma , ny difficulties opposed ihe labours of the Unitarian preacher in ( Scotland . Big resi ^ dence had not been sufficiently long * to warrant him in speaking ' . confidently Of the prospects of the IJni * tarian cause in that country . There was , sojnitSing "in- " the S ^ ional cha r
racter , which rendered ij ; a matter of time and . difficulty to become coryectly acquainted with the sentiments of those with whom the stranger associates * In his opinion , which he gave in submission to the judgments of those-niore-experieniced r the great obstacles to the advancement of
Unitananism in Scotland , were the existence of ancient - prejudice ? , longcherished assoGiatfons , and a nat tional copiousness o . f character , which rendered even tfiose w ^ o weji'e favourable to the Unitarian ^ ooj : rirte , unwilling to peril their reputation-or
resources in the suppori ? of unpopiilar truth . ; 7 h ^' fe ^' wl ? 6 .- ) i&d ' -c 0 uriage ' to struggle with these ( JiQicult 4 es ., stood in need of our warmesit sympathy , and he thanked the meeting for the expression of their fellow-feeling in the labours of their northern
brethren . He begged permission , before sitting ^ down ^ tG'propose-the-hTeaitfrof" *" the chairman , to whose addresses / during the evening , he had listened with satisfaction and improvement . '
UNITARIAN CHIIONICLE . \ 6
Sir , —I inclose you a copy of the in * scription on Mr . Cur wen ' s gravestone , which you will , perhaps , inserts It was drawn up by the late excel * lent man- John- Hammond ., . ^ sq ,,-joit Wm : J ^ end ,, Esq ., I don ' t know which . Tlie parson of Fenstanton ^ succeeded , and removed the stone ^ hut placed another in lieu of it , with , a common inscription , whicii , of coursej is " ~ nof offensive to Mf views of
Christianity , as the obnoxious one was . I am , Sir , most respectfully , Yours , &c , T . E , FlSffER . St ., Ives , Noverpter 9 , 18 3 ^ * Inscription on a Gravestone in Fenstanton Churchyard , Huntingdonshirei
JOHN CURWE 3 ST , Descended from the ancient Family of that liame iri Cumberland , was born at Wl € ; l'doa 4 n Nxjrtliiamptyiiahk ^ ;¦¦ — ± - ~ $ ^ fcm $ F ~~ : ¦ ' ' ' .-Was appoiqtedi minister of the Baptist copgregation in this place on June 3 d , 1774 . Qnene , d a pTvace fpr th ^ worship oi on Ggtl
in one pei'soi ? in the yeaj 1799 . Pied ow March 1 Otb , 1797 . In hiin a disconsolate widow and four children lost a kind husband and tendet i ^ t ^ eih ^ the yUlageanis ^ ful sfihoolma ^^ — ttyp Christia ns pf jbis persuasion # jpious . ^ nd , exemplary teacher ^ ai } d his friends of every persuasion a man , whom they esteemed and lov ^ d fo-u
his ? eal for truth , for his resignatioA ^ nder very trying circumsta , ttc $ 3 to the wiitof God , fprhis cheerful disposition , foif his goodness to . -every person ip-needof his advico or assistance ,
To The Editor,
To the Editor ,
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 1, 1833, page 15, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2605/page/15/