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lect can be but rarely established and habits. Certain we are, that against individuals of the order, there is nothing in the education of and seems plainly to intimate that the clergy which can attord any the purity of their doctrines is un positive ground of security against impeachable. Now, as on a former incompetency or even error, or occasion, we cannot belp expressing which can warrant the presumption our surprize, that any sensible man, that with the very few exceptions moderately acquainted with the admitted by Dr. Holland, they will all world, should venture upon the be found workmen that need not 10 hazardous experiment of becoming be ashamed, rightly " dividing,” and thus responsible either for the faith strenuously inculcating, “ the word or practice of so large a body, of truth." We cannot justly be even of bis brethren. The clergy, suspected of being deficient in rein general, we really believe to be spect to the great body of the Enat least equal in professional know. glish clergy; but we koow too much ledge and respectability to any of the weakness and corruption of other order of men. But discard. nian, not to be convinced, that every ing, as Protestants, every notion of order in society stands in need raa infallibility, or necessary sanctity, ther of incitenients to selfdiffidence why is it that those of them who and exertion than to self-compladisdainfully reject any distinctive cency and ease. We greatly reappellation which may seem to im- grel, therefore, the publication of ply some spiritual superiority, should such general vindications, and such be represented as almost immacu. indiscriminate praise, as the sermon late in conduct, and irreprehensible before us contains. Addresses of in doctrine? To be complimented this nature to the clergy, in order to with this character may be very be really profitable, should be of a gratifying to their feelings, and is, different description. While they doubtless, often done with great ought to encourage ministerial lasincerity; but is it either wise or bours, and to breathe the spirit of probably well founded? Would Dr. that charity which" bopeth all Holland be willing 10 vouch in a things;" they should send also 10 similar manner for the professional lead those who are the objects of them information and skill of all the to serious self-examination, and to members of the learned facully to excite them to higher measures of which we believe he himself former. duty and watchfulness. ly belonged? Would not such an perfecily ready to admit, that occaundertaking be deemed, by every sions will arise, on wbich the vindicompetent judge, rash, delusive, cation of the clergy from false or and unsatisfactory? We put the exaggerated charges becomes abso. case very favourably when we sug- lutely necessary. We are no less gest such a comparison; because willing to allow, that there was room it is á priori far more probable, for someibing of this kind in the case that the members of any secular which we have been discussing. The profession, in which success too, clergy in general have certainiy be it remembered, depends al- been too harshly censured, and their most exclusively, upon merit, (not, labours too niuch depreciated, by we fear, the case in the church), many of the seceders from the should be well-informed and able, church; and we are not ignorant than that this should be equally true that in the parishes of many exemwith respect to those whose acquire- plary ministers, ibe etforts of Sectaments and excellence relate to sub- ries to alienate the ablections of their jects remote from our natural appre- parishioners have been frequently hensions, and in a great measure

most unchristian and unwarrantalk. contrary to our natural dispositions In all th se cases, however, deeply

We are the full corn in the ear; and though it may most readily discard the expectanot be granted to those who sow the seed, tion of sudden effects from their to see the harvest in its full perfection, let preaching, if by that term any thing us not be weary in well doing, for in due

unsound and enthusiastic be inseason we shall reap if we faint not, if not intended; but we deprecate the disthis world, certainly in the world to come.” “ Above all things, we must not handle

mission of hope, as to the marked the word of God deceitfully; but by mani

success of their labours. We fear festa!ion of the truth, comment ourselves lo

that such a mode of speaking is erery man's conscience in the sight of God. calculated to render those who We must beware of beguiling our hearers perceive but little or no effect from with enticing words, lest we beguile them their ministry contented with that and ourselves of our everlasting reward. negative and unprofitable result of While we forbear to make the heart of the their instructions. The metaphor righteous sad, whom the Lord hath not adopted by Dr. Holland of the seed made said, we are equally enjoined not to

sown in the natural worid is doubtsay peace where there is no peace; and

less scriptural and appropriatethere is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked. We must not foster that spiritual

But does the husbandman look for pride wliich, not inore for bis own honour

no marked etfects of his labours? than for our profit, God himself resistetlı.

Is he comented that the seed should We must cherish that simplicity of mind, always remain buried in the ground? that humility of heart, which is the first " Is he not anxious to behold first lesson of Christianity, and to which God the blade, then the ear, then the giveth grace. We must urge our bearers, full corn in the ear?” And if no in the earnest language of the holy Apostle, symptoms of vegetation should apwhom I have so often had occasion to

pear, or no prospect of harvest quote, to be stedfast, unmoreable, always should gladden his beart, would he abounding in the work of the Lord, foras

not conclude either that the seed much as they know that their labour is not in vain in the Lord."

had not been “good,” or that the

soil was barren? It is true that the It can scarcely be necessary for spiritual husbandman cannot expect us to observe, that in many of the to see the harvest in its full perfecsentiments expressed in the preced- tion in the present world, but he ing passages, we most cordially may and ought to expect to witness concur. The anxiety which the its first fruits. And though we are author evidently feels, that the great .well aware, that success is not inbody of the clergy may be faithful variably the criterion of excellence and diligent in the discharge of in the labourer, it is a part of his their sacred duties, is highly lauda- character to look for it, and to be ble; nor do we materially differ satisfied with nothing short of it; from hin in his representation of and in general we believe it will be the nature and conditions of the found, ihat some striking, marked, Christian life. There are, however, and valuable effects do follow the two points on which we must offer exertions of every faithful minister a few concluding remarks.

of the Gospel. We think, in the first place, ibat Our second and last remark upon when Dr. Holland suggests to his this sermon respects the general brethren, that they must not ex. design of the whole. It professes pect often to produce “ markedto be a vindication of the reguas well as “sudden" effects by their lar, that is, as

we presume Dr. preaching, though he may possibly Holland would be understood, the mean by the former of those es. great majority of the clergy, in pressions something similar to the opposition to the supposed smaller latter, the observation has a tenden- number of those who are termed cy rather to discourage than to ani- evangelical. The Reverend Author mate ministerial exertions. We will trusts that the charge of real nego

even

lect can be but rarely established and habits. Certain we are, that against individuals of the order, there is nothing in the education of and seems plainly to intimate that the clergy which can attord any the purity of their doctrines is un. positive ground of security against impeachable. Now, as on a former incompetency or error, or occasion, we cannot help expressing which can warrant the presumption our surprize, that any sensible man, that with the very few exceptions moderately acquainted with the admitted by Dr. Holland, they will all world, should venture upon the be found workmen that need not 10 hazardous experiment of becoming be ashamed, rightly dividing," and thus responsible either for the faith strenuously inculcating, “ the word or practice of so large a bodyof truth." We cannot justly be even of his brethren. The clergy, suspected of being deficient in rein general, we really believe to be spect to the great body of the Enat least equal in professional know. glish clergy; but we koow too much ledge and respectability to any

of the weakness and corruption of other order of mien. But discard. man, not to be convinced, that every ing, as Protestants, every notion of order in society stands in need rainfallibility, or necessary sanctity, ther of incitenienis lo self-diffidence why is it that those of them who and exertion than to self-complae disdainfully reject any distinctive cency and ease. We greatly reappellation which may seem to im- grel, therefore, the publication of ply some spiritual superiority, should such general vindications, and such be represented as almost immacu- indiscriminate praise, as the sermon late in conduct, and irreprehensible before us coniains. Addresses of in doctrine? To be complimented this nature to the clergy, in order to with this character may be very be really profitable, should be of a gratifying to their feelings, and is, different description. While they doubtless, often done with great ought to encourage ministerial lasincerity; but is it either wise or bours, and to breathe the spirit of probably well founded? Would Dr. that charity which " bopeth all Holland be willing 10 vouch in a things ;' they should send also 10 similar manner for the professional lead those who are the objects of them joformation and skill of all the to serious sell.examination, and 10 members of the learned faculty to excite them to higher measures of which we believe he himself former. duty and watchfulness.

We are ly belonged? Would not such an perfectly ready to admit that occaundertaking be deemed, by every sions will arise, on wbich the vindicompetent judge, rash, delusive, cation of the clergy from false or and unsatisfactory? We put the exaggerated charges becomes abso. case very favourably when we sug- lutely necessary. We are no less gest such a comparison; because willing to allow, that there was room it is á priori far more probable, for something of this kind in the case that the members of any secular which we have been discussing. The profession, in which success too, clergy in general have certainly be it remembered, depends als been too harshly censured, and their most exclusively, upon merit, (not, labours too niuch depreciated, by we fear, the case in the church), many of the seceders from the should be well-informed and able, church; and we are not ignorant than that this should be equally true that in the parishes of many exemwith respect to those whose acquire- plary ministers, the efforts of Sectae ments and excellence relate to sub- ries to alienate the allecrions of their jects remote from our natural appre- parishioners have been frequently bensions, and in a great measure

most unchristian and unwarrantall. contrary to our natural dispositions In all th. se cases, however, deeply as they are to be lamented, and cal. ministers. The majority of the peoculated as they are to excite the dis. ple are still churehmen, and retain satisfaction of the clergy; as well as prepossessions in favour of the Estarespecting the complaint which is blishment which nothing can dereiterated on all sides, and we fear stroy, while the clergy are true to not without some just grounds, of the principles of the Reformation, the rapid increase of Dissenters; the and exhibit patterns of pastoral diliremedy is clearly not lo be sought gence and care. We trust that the either in the undistinguishing de- number of such ministers is daily fence and flattery of the clerical enlarging; and we hail this appearbody, or in uncandid and distigured ance, as the surest prognostic not representations of sectarian doc- only of the security of our church, trines. The true and the only effec- but of its preservation, as the source tual cure of the evil will be found in of the most important blessings to the increasing wisdom, spirituality, ourselves and to the world at large. vigilance, and exertion of parochial

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Latin, was finished at Paris, a few years PREPARING for the press : A new critical ago, by two natives of the country, and English Version of Cæsar's Commentaries, would long since have been published at the with ample Dissertations and Notes, and with expense of the French Governmenı, but for Maps, Plaus, and Sketches.

the costly defensive wars in which France has In the Press: A Work on the Arabian been engaged in repelling the implacable hose Antiquities of Spain; by Mr. Murphy;-A tility of various despots." p. 161. This ex. third Volume of Dr. Clarke's Travels, being traordinary passage is only a specimen of the second Section of the Travels in Greece, the style of sentiment and expression which Egypt, and the Holy Land;-and, A Work belong to this periodical work; the only by Dr. Adams, on the erroneous Opinions work, we believe, which, equally in defiance entertained concerning Hereditary Dis- of patriotism and truth, now advocates the

cause of Bonaparte. The wars which he The Rer. J. S. C. F. Frey has just pub- has waged within " a few years" (poor inlished the 81h Part of his llebrew Bible ; two jured, persecuted man!) have, it seems, been more Parts will be published on the 1st May, “ defensive wars:" they have been wars, too, and the two remaining Parts on the 1st Oct. uudertaken for the purpose of “ repelling He has lately published his Hebrew Gram- the implacable hostility of various despois !" mar. He now proposes to publish, by sub- We admit that, with persons of the known scription, a Hebrew, Latin, and English Dic- character and feelings of those who conduct tionary, in 12 Parts of eight sheets each, at this work, it were vain to attempt to shew 8s. per Pari, common, and 125. royal paper. that Bonaparte was the aggressor in the war

he now wages with Great Britain ; or that The petrified skeleton of a female, brought George III. is not an implucable despot. from Guadaloupe, may be seen in the Bri- But what will this pretended advocate of lio tish Museum. It is perfect from the neck berty and moderation, but real friend of desi to the ancles, and appears to have been potism and violence, say of Bonaparte's proabout 62 inches high.

ceedings in St. Domingo? What will he say

of his war of extermination in that island ; In the last Number of the Monthly Ma- his cruelty and treachery towards the illusgazine, is contained the following literary trious Toussaint; his letting loose an army notice :-"A Dictionary, with a Grammar of blood-hounds on the inhabitants, without of the Armenian Tongue, in Armenian and regard to sex or age; and leis renewal

there of the revolutionary noyades and fusil- ment, or affection for the mild sway of Bo. lades of Lyons and the Loire? What will naparte; persons, whatever be their motives, he say of Bonaparte's conduct towards who can thus prostitute their pens, in corSpain and Portugal? Were Charles IV., rapting the best feelings and preferences of and Ferdinand, and the Prince Regent of our nature, are chargeable with treason, not Portugal, actuated by a spirit of implacable against their own country merely, but hostility to Bonaparie, which forced him to against the whole human race. We scarcely arm in pure self-defence? What will this believe that even a Frenchman of intelliwriter say also of the invasion of Russia in gence could now be found, who would de1812? Was that, likewise, a defensive mea- scribe Bunaparte's wars, of the last " sew sure? Persons who, whether from motives yeays," as defensive wars, and would desig. of interest, or from the love of what is base nate those who were arrayed against him, and detestable; whether from hatred to the as despois, actuated by implicable hostility. grinding oppression of the British govern

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