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mense concourse of persons assem- | Upon this principle the mediation of bled to witness them, totally pre- the Son of God is wholly undermined cluded the possibility of our hearing -and the forgiveness of sin is said to the Doctor's voice on an occasion in be dispensed without any regard to which it deeply affected and penetrat- the sufferings or merits of another, ed all who were within the sound of it. in flat contradiction to the plain testi
mony of the scriptures, Heb. ix. 22.
Col. i. 14, 20. 1 John ii. 12. Two Dissertations on Sacrifices; the
It may be fairly questioned whether
1: first on all the Sacrifices of the Jews
| the Socinian system has ever underthe second on the Sacrifice of Christ :
| gone a more thorough investigation Br William OUTRAM, D. D. for
by any writer than by Dr. Outram in merly Prebendary of Westminster.
the work now before us. It was Translated from the Original Latin,
in, written about a century ago, in exwith additional Notes and Indexes.
press confutation of the various pubBy John ALLEN. London. Bur
lications of Socinus and Crellius, and ton and Briggs, pp. 400. Octavo.
as these authors had written in Latin, 125. boards. 1817.
Dr. Outram made use of the same LAELIUS Socinus the founder of the language in answering them. The Sect of the Socinians was cotempo- extraordinary merit of his treatise rary with Luther, and found an able has been duly appreciated and acco-adjutor in his own nephew FAUS- knowledged by competent judges Tus Socinus, whose writings, we among Christians of various combelieve, are more numerous and dis- munions; and one may surely regard play greater ability in defence of the it as a matter of surprise that so same tenets, ihan those of his pre valuable a work should have remaindecessor. CRELLIUS was of the same ed for a hundred years, locked up school, and perhaps inferior to neither from the view of ninety nine readers of them in learning, or ingenious out of every hundred, in the dark sophistry. What Socinus and Crel- recess of a dead language. But the lius were upon the continent at the cabinet is at length opened by the close of the sixteenth century, that skilful and laborious exertions of Mr. were Priestley and Lindsey in this Allen, a gentleman whose classical country towards the middle of the attainments fully qualified him for eighteenth. Our modern Socinians, the undertaking, and to whom we indeed, affect to resent it as an insult were already under great obligations that they should be denominated the for his excellent translation of Calfollowers of Socinus, since they do vin's Institutes. (See the Christian not acknowledge all the doctrines Observer of July last, for a masterly which he taught. Yet they have no | Review of that work, and for a very scruple in terming their opponents honourable testimony to the merits of the Calvinists, though the latter object to translation.) several things that were held by Dr. Outram has very judiciously Calvin. The distinguishing senti- divided his work into two parts. The ment of Socinus was the simple first Dissertation treats of Sacrifices humanity of Jesus Christ—that of in general, and of those observed by modern Unitarians is the same; and the Jews in particular. This disserhence they are properly termed | tation is divided into twenty two Socinians, though they have found it chapters, which treat of the origin of necessary to carry some points to a Sacrifices--the places used for offerlength which would have staggered ing sacrifices--the nature and design the confidence of their first founders. of the Tabernacle and Temple-the
Their doctrineconcerning the atone- Ministers of Sacrifices-consecration ment is, that repentance is the only of the Aaronic priests selection of condition of pardon which God re- | Victims, &c. &c. &c, This part of quires from any of his sinful crea- the work, it will be recognized by our tures, and very consistently with this, readers, bears a near affinity to the they are led to deny that the death of well known treatises of Godwin's Christ was a real sacrifice for sin, Moses and Aaron, and of Dr. Jenaffirming that though it is often so nings's Jewish Antiquities, but, in called in scripture, yet it is only in a our opinion, the subject is handled in metaphorical sense, and by way of a manner very far superior to what it allusion to the Jewish sacrifices, is done in either of those popular works. The second Dissertation, 1 " reconciliation," p. 375, &c. As Dr. treats of the Sacrifice of Christ in Outram's work abounded with quoparticular, and is divided into seven tations from the Jewish Rabbies, the chapters, of which we shall subjoin Christian Fathers, and the Greek and the titles. Ch. I. Of Christ's priest-Roman Classics, we think the transhood; the order to which it belongs, lator has done perfectly right in preand his consecration to the office. senting these quotations to the reader Ch. II. Proofs that the Scriptures in English, without inserting the attribute to Christ a real priesthood. originals, except in particular inCh. III. To what class of Sacrifices stances where the case required it. that of Christ belongs and in what He has by this means rendered the it consists. Ch. IV. The efficacy of work accesssible to every class of our that obedience which he rendered to Christian brethren, all of whom we God in offering himself to die. Ch. hope will profit by it. NotwithstandV. The death of Christ, considered ing occasionai trips, which we expect in the light of vicarious punishment. to find in every human performance, Ch. VI. Atonement effected by the it is an invaluable treatise, and we death of Christ. Ch. VII. The ob- confess we should like to see some lation by which Christ presented of our modern Socinian championshimself to God in heaven, as a piacu- the Belshams, the Asplands, and the lar victim previously slain for our Carpenters, try their hand in an atsins-with the true nature of his in- tempt to refute its principles and reatercession.
sonings! They would find it tough This syllabus of the work will ap- / work, and the product could not fail prise the reader of what he may ex of being a great curiosity. pect to find in it, and we have not the We could have liked to see some smallest hesitation in recommending | account of the learned author prefix. it in the most unqualified terms to ed to the volume, especially as he is bis examination. Mr. Allen has justly very little known in the present day; observed that the subject discussed but probably Mr. Allen had not main it is infinitely important. "If terials for gratifying us in this respect. Atonement for sin by the Sacrifice of We noticed lately, a monument erectChrist be not a fundamental doctrine ed to his memory in Westminster of Christianity, it may be justly af- Abbeyplaced between those of firmed, that the language of scripture | Addison and Barrow, and, if we releads to gross and mischievous error collect aright, the inscription, which --that the Jewish ritual was a mass is in Latin, expresses that he was of unmeaning ceremonies that there born in the county of Derby. is no harmony between the law and the gospel, the prophets and apostles, the Old Testament and the New
Letter to the Public, illustrating the conclusions never to be admitted by
Doctrine of the Grace of God, as minds that reverence the scriptures,
eremplified in the Case of William or Him who inspired them.” Pre
Mills, a Criminal who suffered Death face, p. VI.
at Edinburgh, on the 21st September, The translator has not contented
1795. By the late HENRY DAVID himself with merely rendering his
INGLIS, Esq. Advocate. Fifth Ediauthor into an elegant English dress, I
tion. London. Higham, and Nisbut he has greatly enriched the work
bet. Price 2d. pp. 36. 1817. with several valuable disquisitions Our readers may recollect that we which are subjoined by way of Notes, mentioned this little piece in the lite These relate to controverted points in which we gave of Mr. Inglis, in our Theology, and some of them are of last volume. (See New Evan. Mag. no inconsiderable length; in them he | Vol. II. p. 260.) It is said on the has given ample proof of his erudi- title page to be the fifth edition; pul tion and the correctness of his judge we think there have been more than ment. Such is that on the question five editions of it printed. Be that, whether the practice of offering sacri- (however, as it may, we have great fice to the Most High originated in pleasure in seeing the present, wh human invention, or was of divine lis executed with neatness, and intimation, p. 18—29. Those on the very cheap rate. We unders! imputation of sin, p. 327-329. and I that the public are indebted for on the import of the scripture term the liberal and disinterested condi
of a highly respectable individual pitched the pamphlet across the room, who had himself reaped considerable remarking “ these Stanzas must cerbenefit from it, and who became tainly have been written for the use desirous of making others partakers of the ballard singers in the street!!” of his joy. An impression of four thousand copies has been printed at his expence, and are now retailing at Questions Resolved, in Divinity, Histhe very low price mentioned above.
tory and Biography : including a There is also a superior edition, with concise explanation of above four a neat cover, at the price of three
hundred difficult Texts in the Bible : pence. This is all exactly as it should
and a great variety and of instructive be. We trust that the glorified Head
and entertaining information in geneof the church will continue to make ral Literature. The whole methodiuse of it, as he hath heretofore fre cally arranged, with Indexes. By quently done, as an humble means of
GEORGE GLYN SCRAGGS, A. M. pointing perishing sinners to the only London. Black. In Two Volumes way of escape from the wrath that is Price 10s. Bd. about 420 pages in to come, by directing them to “ the
each. 1817. Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world.” In this way, it These Volumes, which appear to be must continue to promote the fondest the product of extensive reading and wishes of its amiable and benevolent much thought, have no doubt been author. Such of our readers as are compiled with a particular view to in the habit of distributing tracts, we
the instruction of young persons, hope will not overlook the present
who will find in them many things than which we have never met with | worthy of being known. The first one more deserving of their regard.
volume is restricted to subjects in Theology, and is divided into three
parts--viz. the Solution of Questions Lines occasioned by the lamented death on some important doctrital subjects
of Her Royal Highness the Princess an explanation of difficult texts— Charlotte Angustă of Saxe-Cobourgh. I and, lastly, answers to experimental By the author of the combined View questions. The second volume, comof the prophecies of Daniel, Esdras,
prehends Questions in History-Bio. and St. John. London. Hatchard,
graphy Natural History-General 1817. 24 pages 4to. Is. 6d.
Literature-and Miscellanies, with a
copious and very useful Index to each The author of this pamphlet is, we volume, which must greatly facilitate are told, the brother of a late English the reader's convenience. It cannot ambassador to the court of Madrid. be expected that we should coincide As it lay upon our table waiting its with the author in all the interpretaturn, it was taken up by a lady of our tions which he has given of more acquaintance who read aloud the first than 400 difficult texts. We differ in four Stanzas, which are as follows: our opinion of many of them from
Mr. Scraggs—but what is the reader • Behold, O Lord, before thy throne,
to infer from all this? --why certainly, A guilty people stand; . Tho’ long thy mercies they have known,
that Mr. S. differs from us! And we Upholden by thy hand.
certainly think that he may do all
that without being either a heretic Now wounded in the tenderest part, or false prophet. If some of the O may they turn to thee;
questions do not appear to us of O let conviction reach their heart,
sufficient importance to merit the Let them their danger see.
attention they have received, and if If when thy threatened judgments fall, others seem to us more nice than Upon the guilty heads;
wise, this also is matter of opinion, The grand display, justly, in all, concerning which our readers may To self-conviction leads..
either think with us or the author. How shall we now our fear allay, We have ourselves always been fond Or how conceal our sin,
of a little elbowroom, and have no obWhen in such a mysterious way
jection to grant it to our neighbours Thy chastisements begin?"
where the matter is not fundamental ! Having proceeded thus far, she
DEMISE OF HER ROYAL HIGH. 1 mont, and the Cabinet ministers were NESS THE PRINCESS CHAR. also summoned to attend, as is usual LOTTE.
in all cases where the issue is in the direct
line of succession to the throne. Her Although we are perfectly aware that
indisposition continued, it seems throughnone of our readers at the present mo.
out the whole of the day, and also of ment need to be told of the heart-rend
Tuesday night, though very slow in its ing occurrences which we are about to
progress. On Wednesday morning at relate; there nevertheless appears a pro
8 o'Clock, the Privy Councillors assempriety in placing them upon record in
bled at Claremont bad a consultation the columns of our Journal, were it only
with the medical Gentlemen in attenfor the use of succeeding generations,
dance--when, in consequence of the proand of readers yet unborn." “ One gene
tracted state of the illness of the Prin. ration passeth away” saith the preacher,
cess, for their information and satisfac“ and another cometh, but the earth
tion, the following official Report or abideth continually,'' Eccles, i. 4. Ina
Bulletin was issued :-few months, or years at most, the scenes of lamentation and woe with which we “ Claremont, Wednesday Morning, are now so familiarised, can be known
Eight o'clock. only by report; and the record of events! “ The labour of Her Royal Highness that may be considered superfluous to us the Princess Charlotte is going on very who are spectators to them, may arrest | slowly but we hope favourably. attention at a distant period ; infuse into
(Signed) “M. BAILLIE. the thoughtless mind the fear of God;
" R. CROFT. and inculcate correct sentiments of human
“ J. SIMS." frailty and the vanity of all sublunary. enjoyments. The following is the ac
This Bulletin was not encouraging, count to which we refer, as published but better hopes were held out in the by authority.
course of the day. As late as four
o'Clock in the afternoon the answer given LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDI.
to all inquiries wasNARY.
“ Her Royal Highness is going on in a Thursday, November 6, 1817.
much more favourable way.” Whitehall, Nov. 6, 1817.
These hopes, however, have been sadly Her Royal Highness the Princess disappointed by the following Official Charlotte Augusta, Daughter of His | Report, issued between nine and ten Royal Highness the Prince Regent, and on Wednesday night:Consort of His Serene Highness the Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg, was
“ CLAREMONT, NOVEMBER 5, 1817. delivered of a still born Male Child, at “Quarter past Nine in the Evening. Nine o'Clock last night, and about half- " At Nine o'Clock, this Evening, her past Twelve, Her Royal Highness was | Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte seized with great difficulty of breathing, was safely delivered of a still-born Male restlessness, and exhaustion, which alarm- Child, apd her Royal Highness is going ing symptoms encreased till half-past on favourably." two this morning, when Her Royal
6 M. BAILLIE. Highness expired, to the inexpressible
“RICHARD CROFT. grief of His Royal Highness the Prince
“ JOHN SIMS.” Regent, of her illustrious Consort the
The Princess did not survive this me Prince Leopold, and of all the Royal lancholy event many hours : at half-past Family.
two o'Clock she sunk beneath her sufBefore we proceed to offer any reflec
ferings, and resigned her breath. The tions on this truly awful dispensation of
Members of the Privy Council then divine Providence, it may be proper to
withdrew from the sad scene, and Lord record a few other particulars respecting | Sidmouth, on his arrival in town, disit, which we collect from the public
patched a note communicating the deprints. Her Royal Highness began to
I plorable catastrophe to the Lord Mayor, be affected with the pains of labour
I of which the following is a copy :-early on Tuesday morning, when Sir R. Croft, who was engaged as Accoucheur,
“ Whitehall, November 6, a.m. dispatched an express to town, request
“My Lord, ing the immediate attendance of Doctors " It is with the deepest sorrow that I Baillie and Sims, who hastened to Clare inform your Lordship that her Royal
Highness the Princess Charlotte expired / vented itself in a manner that suggested this morning at Half-past Two o'clock. / alarm for his safety; a sorrow “re:us
" I have the honour to be, &c. ing to be comforted.” But here we
(Signed). “SIDMOUTH. / leave his Royal Highness for the present “ The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor.” to attend the bustle of external circumAs respects the first fatal event, it
stances ; but not without the satisfaction must add not a little to the pain inflicted,
of stating, that alarm on his account has when it is known that the little innocent
subsided, and will we trust give way to was a' male-that it was a fine and well
that balm which alone can leal a woundformed child and that it had lived
ed heart. within a few hours of its introduction to
It is almost unnecessary to say that exthe world. Notwithstanding these cir
presses were immediately sent in all cumstances, however, the amiable Prin.
directions. That to the Prince Regent cess cheerfully acquiesced in the event,
found him just arrived at Carlton-house as being the will of God; and the
about four o'Clock, having returned from Prince's heart was so much interested in
a visit to Lord Hertford, immediately on her welfare, that he exclaimed in a rap.
| receiving intelligence of her Royal ture of gratitude to heaven, “ Thank
Highness's delicate situation. The Prince God! Thank God! the Princess is safe" was about proceeding immediately to But, alas! there is nothing safe on earth!
| Claremont, when his royal brother the We now hasten to the closing scene.
Duke of York and Lord Bathurst preThe Princess had borne her sufferings
vented him by the fatal intelligence they with a patience and submission, that had
had just received. The effect was such attracted the admiration not only of her
as to create the alarm of Apoplexy, and Royal Spouse, but of all who had the
we are informed it was found necessary
for his Royal Highness to submit to cupopportunity to witness it. Nature had | been, however, much exhausted ; and it
| ping and repeated bleeding to ward off was judged necessary it should be re
the danger. cruited by rest and sleep, to which she
The Queen, whose advanced age, as' seemed happily inclined. The Ministers
is natural to suppose, must draw along of State returned to town the Prince
| with it the infirmities of nature, had, by was persuaded to seek repose in an ad.
the advice of her Physicians, proceeded joining apartment--and the Drs. Baillie
to Bath, the preceding week, for the and Sims also retired, leaving only Sir
purpose of availing herself of the berefit
of the waters. An express was conseRichard Croft and the Nurse, Mrs. Griffiths, in immediate attendance. Soon
quently dispatched to inform her Majesty after midnight, in the act of administer
of the calamity that had befallen the jog some gruel, the latter perceived
family; and the messenger found her and
the Princess Elizabeth at dinner. The symptoms of alarm. Her Royal Highness complained of difficulty in swallow
dispatch was addressed to General Taying, pain in her stomach, and a chilly
lor, who came out to read it, and called tremor, tbe usual forerunners of convul. |
out Lady Ilchester to communicate the sions. Drs. Baillie and Sims were im
fatal news in the tenderest manner. On mediately recalled; and Prince Leopold
Lady I.'s return, her Majesty changed bimself resumed, by her bed-side, his
colour, and said, " I know some fatal
event has happened.” On hearing the “ Post of observation,
particulars, the queen “ covered her “ Darker every hour.”
face, gave a convulsive sob,” and with About one o'Clock came on the fatal, the Princess Elizabeth immediately respasms. The Prince endeavoured as tired, Shortly after this intelligence, much as possible to conceal bis anxiety her Majesty and the Duke of Clarence, and grief; but her Royal Highness, it is leaving handsome donations to the prinsaid, fixed her eyes upon him, and scarce cipal charities at Bath, returned to ly ever moved them; frequently extend - Windsor. ing her hand to meet the embrace of his. The Duke of Clarence was at a grand She continued sensible, it appears, to the civic feast given in honour of the royal last ; and within a short time of her de visit to Bath. On reading the express parture said to the medical attendants, his Royal Highness immediately with“ Is there any danger?” Their reply drew in silence; and when the purport was to request her to compose herself to
herself to l of it was cominun icated to the company rest; and she soon after “breathed a
" breathed a by Marquis Camden, the whole company. gentle sigh, and expired.”
| followed the example. It would be in vain to attempt tol Thus has this amiable and beloved describe the scene which now took place. Princess been snatched away, under cirThe Prince himself, it is said, sunk at cumstances the most interesting and affirst into a sort of stupor bordering on flictive, in the twenty-second year of insensibility; which hesitates to believe her age. Only one short month ago, the the scene passing before its eges, and nation fondly anticipated a long and tries to persuade us it is a dream, Awoke illustrious line of prioces, from the union however by his reflections, his griefl of the houses of Brunswick and Saxe