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blished church as dry sticks, he says, and regenerating whole nations and
but let me bring to their notice a kingdoms. few words to be found in Ezekiel xvii.
Instead, therefore, of supposing this 94. thus, 'All the trees of the forest hall know that I the Lord have version of the whole world, or all the
coming will at once embrace the conhrought down the high tree, have ex- nations of the earth, with the heathen, alted the low tree, have dried up the who we are told, Rom.ji. 14. have a green tree, and caused the dry tree to law into themselves, accusing or exflourish."
cusing them, the scripture most un. In the next place, speaking of Mr. doubtedly confines this judgment to Frey's account of his own conversion, the period after the Grand A postacy, de observes, “this was effected, not andito the purification and regene
argument, but by his breaking the ration of the Christian world alone laws." He wrote and sealed a letter on and exclusively; not excepting the the Jewish sabbath. His conscience children of Israel, who at that happy toen smote him, that he was no longer period of the restoration or creation of a Jew! What could be do then? The all things new, are no longer to be only thing he could do was to become treated as a distinct or proscribed a Christian." Mr. Witherby thiuks
people. Accordingly the author of that,“ upon these principles, it would The New Sanhedrin, &c. supposes the be perfectly consistent in the London
promised restoration of that people to society to set apart a fund to give a consist, primarily, in having the full premium to Jews to eat food forbidden enjoyment of their civil and religious to them, or to commit any sin pro- liberies legally secured to them, and bibited by their law, as it would thus in being in every sense placed upon afford them an opportunity to say an equal footing with Catholics or
'you cannot pow have any further Protestants, each bearing the same I hope as a Jew,' the best thing there. burdens, and each enjoying the same fore you cau do is to turn Christian.”
privileges. Lastly, where Mr. Witherby alludes
C. G. to the Society's intention to raise a fund for affording loans 1o Jews who may marry Christian women, he says, Is it Woman: A Poem.
By EATON to be endured, that the delicacy of the
STANNARD BARRETT, Esq. 1 vol. female sex is to be thus wounded, by
bribing the Jews to pay their devoirs | to thein? They want to rob us of our VE wish we could congratulate
daughters, to hait the trap whereby Mr. Barrett upon bis Woman, they are endeavouring to catch the but really she appears to us so very inJers."
sipid, dull, and unmeaning, that we From Mr. Wis pastscript, and a are in no danger of breaking the tenth copy of a letter whicii he received commandment. We have seldom, infrom the late Dr. Horsely, Bisliop of deed, met wiih a lady exteriorly orSt. Asaph, it appears he has paid great namented so well, and inwardly so attention to the prophecies of the Old barren. But it is an old adage Fronti and New Testaments relative to the nulla fidcs. Mr. Barrett the author, Jews. Upon this subject we may Mr. Bulmer the printer, and Mr. Hila lieat hereafter. By the way, it appears too the artist, have contrived to make that Mr. W. like most of the modern a woman, and, by the obstetric aid of commentators, has fallen into the error Mr. Murray, she has been delivered of the old Millenarians and Fifth Mo- to the world: but we may venture to fia:chy Men, who expect a visible or apply the words of Shakspeare to her: fersor al coming of Christ in glory,
Women are as roses, whose fair flower instead of a superior manifestation of the spirit and power of his gospel
Buing once displayed, dothade that very in the members of his body politic, which Bishop Huidis a coming We know not, indeed, how Mr. B. in his power and purvidence;' and came to fancy himself a poet. Even that Bishop Butler, in his finalozy, his first four lines are enough to conhas shewn to be capable of reforming demo him: UNIVEREAL MAG. VOL. XIV.
“ Young, and enam
amour'd oi a youthful Would Mr. Barret be able to find theme,
any connexion between the first and I sing the sex opprest by man supreme ; second line? Just as mucli, we apOpprest by bards who first its heart revile,,, prehend, as we do in his. Then sleek the dittied sonnet on its smile." To sleek a dittied sonnet on the smile is made the nominative to the verb
In the same page the accusative me of a woman, is something so obscurely to flow, which is an unpardonable sublime, that, though we do not understand it, we by no means intend to as a translation, or imitation, we know
error: and the following line is meant 8.14 that it is not to be understood. not which, of the l'irum volitare per An author of true genius should not
ora of Virgi', be too intelligible, because familiarity breeds contempt; and when we are
“ To flow thro' mortal mouths in verse thoroughly acquainted wiili his mean- approv'd.” ing, it is very likely we
may not Among many felicities of diction, value it. But if we have to sion, and we have the following:— “Nestled think, and read, and think and read pairs," and " unguilty green," p. 12; again, and after all leave oit just where" soft timidities," p: 30;
“ violence we began, it is more than probable of nail," p. 38, vulgarly called scratchthat we shall be impressed wiih a very ing; “awful ires," p. 61, (twice); high notion of the writer's superiority “ Cve occidental," p. 03 ; aid of our own inferiority: for, as shamrock quaffunmudded urns," p.64; Dr. Johnson once replied to a gentle. “rills of living tinct incarnadine,” ib. man who said he did not understand Mr. Barrett shall have no reason to hiin, “Sir, I am not to give you ar- complain, for we will now extract one guments and understanding too ;" so
or two passages, which are his best. an author mavjustly say to his reader, I am not to give you a book, and a bead
“ See the young mother on her lap admire to comprehend it into the bargain : la twisted roses prunk its amber hair,
Her little image asking fine attire; and, in such a case, a writer has the un
And bless the smiles she fancies past comdoubted privilege of assuming it as a truth, that he is superior to his reader The pratile perfect to herself alone, when he is not comprehensible. But The father's eve, the dimple like her own; to return to our author.
Press the small hand :hato her bosom steals, We are told by him, in the same And half its well-remember'd snow reveals. page, that to woman England
See will what joy she plies her anxious art! “ Owes every virtue that preserves it free.
Kis, but her babe you win her iu tant heart. For what save virtue shields us? llence Swot dotage not inwise. Ble soonsticceed
More sober transport,inore endearing deed.” The vows of George whom jubilant we hail.
The following speech of a deluded We learn from this that Mr. Barrett and seduced female to her former is a loval man, and that is something in these days. Siis loyaitu indeed prompts strangely debased by puerilities:
compa: ions, is respectable, though him to celebrate her Majesty's domestic qualities in the following couplet: “Now tlie prone sun his orb on ocean
leans, “ Since then the sex (exampled, Queen, Aud pasig shadows lengthen on the
by thee, And thy fair household) aids our Albion The shepherd pens his cote; the village run, Butilen comes two lines containing And now while laughter, dance and song
In a pleas'l tumult to the games beguil. a mystery which we do not prelend to
prevail, fathom :
Lo, the sad penitént, dishevellid, pale, “Bards, in d fending woman, verse defend; Stands in the midst.' All whisp’ing gather For languages daca when einpires end."
And gaze amaz'd. The tabors cease to Suppose we should say, in imitation of this couplet,
'Yes, ye may well,' the weeping suppliant When bards cat pudding they should eat cries, it hot,
'Well may ye frown with those repulsive For virtue unives when pudding can be got.
" Yet pity one, not vicious, but deceivd, “Give me, good fleav'n, to lengthen lat"Who rows of marriage, ere she fell be
Sum of our joys! a lov'd and loving wife; * Without a mother, friend, or sacred home, Sedate yet gay, forgetful of offence, "Save, save me, leave me not forlorn to With sober books adorning useful sense ;
Who holds in age, thal empire youth aNot now the gifts ye once indulgent gave, chiev'd, 'Not now the verse and Aow'ry wreath I Loves wi'hout pomp and pleases unper
crivd. Not now to lead your rural feats along, Such be ny lot.” Queen of the dance and ilespot of the song;
Tliere is a preface to the volume, One shed is all, oh, just one wretched which is remarkable only for its crude
shed, To lay my weary limbs, and aching heart. notions; of which the following sen* Then will I bless you, then inure tor
tence may sufiice as an example.
you, • Jy coiling frame to snows and suns and “ Unless the subject of a poem dew;
come lione,' as Bacon expresses it, * Then, while ye laugh and dance, will I,
to men's business and bosoms,' ima.
gery, sentiment, and elegant language Beside my murder'd mother sit and mourn.'
are expended upon it in vain." This She paus’d, expecting answer. None is a learned position, which the aureplied.
thor learneily illustrates by instancing ' And have ve children? have ye hearts ?' Pope's Essay on Man, as a proof of its she cried.
truth: and then claims soperiority of * Save me now, Mothers, as froin future subject for bimself. Mr. Barrett seemed
resolved that the critics should have "Ye hope w save the babies in your armis !
nothing to do either with him, bis pre• See, to you, Vaids, I bend on abject knee; face, or his woman; for le savs, ibat * Youths, er'a io yull, who bent before to she is intended “not for the free"O, by our past delights, our happy plays,
thinker and the philosopher," but * Ey dear remembrance old paried days;
“the libertine, the pedant, and the By pity's self, your cruel l'arenis move;
ciown." To one of these classes we By youth, by friendship; ah! by those expect, of course, to be referred by
Mr. Barrett. * All silent? what! no hope, no pardun
After all, we think that he will have No teler mercy? what! not evin a tear that patience and resizvation to which
an ample opportunity of testitvins Yes, ever erring, I believ'el in vain, ‘Love conş'an:, you'h indulgent, age hu- belais claim in the following sentence marje.
of his preface:-“If then this volume, 'Gothen, ye good! in lucre life employ,
instead of adorning the libraries of the penuh pleasantcurs, indulge voir joy; fair, shall be cond mne to the mearer 'Gochen, vet I, hereafter, I, forgiv'n, office of compressing their ringlets, I May plead for you before the throne of shall bow to
y destiny without a mure
mur.” He may console himsef, how'Ye happy passions of my rural hours,
ever, that his lucubrations will still "Ye skies all suushine and ye paths"all be in the heads of that sex he has so How'rs;
vainly endeavoured to exalt by his “Ye hopes that hover'd round my slum- poetry:
b'ring heari, Visions of morn, ah, whither have ye fled? An APPEAL to the Members of the * And can no long remorse your joys re
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY And must I never, never know you more? against a Resolution, duted March Honie then, dear Ilome, bclovil in vain
20, 1810. With Remarks un cerby me,
tain Proceedings relative to the Dear happy Home, a last farewell to :hee!' Otaheitan and Jeurish Missions. Claspt are her hands, her features strewn By Joseph Fox
with hair, And her ey as sparkle with a keen despair." publication, had been secretary His closing wish the reader ought to the Missionary Society, till, in con
sequence of his non-acquiescence in
some of their strange measures, the hopes of Bicknell and his companions' directors found it « incumbent on for several years. These poor lay them to hold no further communica- brothers abroad, in their letters to the tion with him." These gentlemen, jolly friars at home, urged, in the it is remarked, “had so far succeed- strongest terms, a religious attention ed with a'respectable part of society, to their very peculiar and trying situawhom they had denominated the re- tion. They received for reply, that ligious public, as to have acquired “they must not be inipatient, and in their implicit confidence and alınost due tine they should not be disap. sovereign rule over their purses and pointed.” Thus their patience wis their consciences.”
continued, but hope deferred maketh Upon tlie state of the Missionaries the heart sick: they received no insent to Otabeite, Mr. Fox descauts telligence from the directors for severy largely. From the case of Mr. yeral years, and when at last they did H. Bicknell, lately returned from hear from them, finding that no steps Otabeiie, it appears that these mbapo had been taken to send the females.
it was resolved that Bicknell should py men may consider themselves entrapped and seduced by the more
take his departure by the first opporwealthy adventures, who are here tunity for England. wallowing in the riches they have At this time he was reduced almost accumulated from the ignorant and to a state of nakedness: be liad not a credulous.
shoe on his foot for eight years, and " When the Nussionaries first went bis clothing was in the most tariered out, those who were married men
condition. So strong, however, is the were accompanied by their wives; desire that nature hus implanted in and it was understood, that, if the the human frame, that even these mission should become settled, the pious preachers, it seems, still thought directors should take an opportunity of propagating other babes, as well as to seek for a few females who might babes of grace. be willing to devote themselves to the Bicknell applied to the Missionary same object, and by the first opportu- Society for money, but was told ibai, pity to send them out, that the singie as he had already received 201. he brethren might obtain suitable wives, must be satisfied.' It seeins he then and, te rendered as comfortable as stated that he had been under the nepossible in their labours of civilization, cessity of selling a small house he and voluntary banishment from their possessed in Somersetshire for gol. in own country."
order to pay the expenses of his subSeveral of the persons whom they sistence, or else he must have worked sent out, being young men, could not at day labour to have supported him. but be fully sensible of the nature and self; and he added, that the whole extent of the temptations they would aniount of the sum which he hed rebe exposed to from the Otaheitan ceived from the Missionary Society, women. It was therefore most truly for the purpose of purcha:ing every expedient that these young men should article of clothing and necessaries to be assured that no opportunity would take with him, and to be his stock at be omitted to send out female mis. Otaheite, was only 301. sionaries, who might become their wives. The directors knew that they the missionaries were abroad, some
It would further appear, that whilst conld not take wives from amongst underhanded management was used women, who, being totally ignorant lo prevent their letters arriving 10 of the gospel, had no correct ideas of their friends in England! Mr Bickthe duties of the marriage state, and nell found that, on bis return, his re: that they could not consent to live in latouis in England had not heard of a situa ion surrounded by constant bini for several years, although he had temptation, and willingly condemn let no opportunity slip of writing by themselves to the most painful state every ship which touched at Otaheite; of celibacy.
and, for safe conveyance, his levers These expectations bro ed up the always went in a packet directed for
the Missionary Society. In conse- analogy with those of the degraded and quence of his family not having re- dispersed council of the Vatican." So ceived any letter from him, they be- far their former secretary. This cirlieved him dead : under this impres, cumstance, ainong others, has tended sion his father had made his will, and to justify what has ofien been manis left the share of property. (which fest to common experience, that is to would have devolved upon his absent say, as a late writer has ob:e ved,son) amongst his other sons and "The very name of the methodist) daughters. But what is very curious, sect carries with it an impression of after his arrival in England, letters, meanness and hypocrisy. 'Scarce an which were written six or seven years individual that hias had any dealings before, were forwarded according to with those belonging to it, but has their address! This methodistical good cause to remember it from some mixture of despotism and duplicity, circumstance low decepłion or of however, is not singular in men, who, shufflg fraud. Its very menibers it seems, set up a claim to one of the trust each other with caution and repoor Otabeitans brought over into luctance. The more wealthy among this country as “their legitimate pro- them are drained and drieu by tlie perty !" Even these lambs, it fur- leeches that perpetually tasten upon ther appears, have their lions when them. Tl:e leaders, ignorant and bioccasion suits to try them, which has gotted, (I speak of them collectively) constrained the writer of the narra- present us with no counter qualities tive from whence i his is taken, “his that can conciliate respect. They eyes being at length opened, to de- have :) the craft of monks without clare, “that among several persons their courtesy, and all the sciitiety of who bear the Christian (the metho- jesuits wiihout their learning.” distic) name, he saw in them nothing like meekness, patience, or brotherly might have advied, 1 pse meiheit
Like the jesuita 400, this wiiter, love; but, on the contrary, they appeared to me to be actuated by an in. are giral irudlers; and as some of
order long ruled the kingdom of 10 temperate domineering spirit, and disposed, by every means of interdict raguay, so these netboitisi, bi me is
of missionaries al road and fupi! or detraction, to crusb a man who had the nobleness of mind to think home, are endeavouring in este bih
their colonies in Atuca and the Sush for bimself." :
Seas. To these their trade it bore This writer now sees, in concert as united i heological booksell-rw,!!, ir with several oiber rational persons, proprietorship of chapels: church. " that a certain spirit of party has livings, &c. are mere tea biles. Well been uniformly and steadily pursued may the writer, betore alluded in, by some of these (Calvinistic) leaders, exclaim, “The money changers have very analogous to that which actuated returned to the temple ;" and obene those who said, 'Go to, let us build that it is no doubt a great des deratum a city and a tower, whose top may to these pious booksellers “ to be reach unio Heaven, and let us make able to circulate their peculiar docus a nume.' They have set up their trines at a profit of tu'eive per cent !" name (the religious public, &c.) like and he thinks they might at least bave unto that of the great Diana of Ephe- kept THEOLOGY unmixed with divisus ; and those who have appeared in- dends, fund's and transfers. But not disposed to fall down and worship it, so, the British and Foreign Bible So: they have represented as leagued with ciety is another branch of profit and infidels and profane, and have de- patronage, another source of credit clared then unworthy to hold com- and influence, carried on under the munication with. Their directors have specious cover of doing good to others. assumed a power in constituting themselves a DissenTING Eccle
W. II. R. SIASTICAL Court! from whence Hey might issue their bulls in strict