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March able to diftinguish their characters from the flate; because God regardeth them their circumfiances.

that are faithful to him; and for It is to be wilhed, therefore, that we their fake bletlech the whole.might enjoy those quiet times, when Mr. Nelson proposes the raising of a our governors, instead of racking their taxtowards purchasing the tithes of imheads in the pursuit of their leveral propriators ; but there will be fitile or schemes of government, might have no necellity for this measure. The fatheir minds wholly engaged to propose vings in hand from the fund of the such means, as might make the church firit fruits and tenths, and the amual of God fbine with the greatest lustrem produce of it, with the aid and conamong which it is evident that a tax currence of well-wishers to the plan, to purchase the tithes from the impropri- will be very fufficient to compaís the ators, and reflore them to the church, noble design-and' in no huge length would be of the greatest consequence. of time.

This would prevent the progress of The respectable list of benefactors popery and fchism. And the body of to the augmentations, as new made, the nation have no reason to object may be found in Mr. Eeton's book on against it ; for, as the generality will the subject; and will give pleasure to be better provided for in the great the curious enquirer-but wba. concerns of their souls ; so they will numbers may be expected on this much thereby open a larger prospect for the greater and more extensive schemeprovision of the younger sons of the of discharging the debt (Lord Bacon gentry; who would come in for a share makes due to the church.-- by refto. in the advantages of it. So that by ring to it her ancient patrimony... her purchasing the tithes, gentlemen pro- endowments, tithes, and all her rights vide for their families, as well as for the ---as allo of removing the scandal ot welfare of the church. Many other its continuing to long unpaidhappy regulations might be made upon and what Mr. Lainbard in his celesuch a blessed conjuncture, as would brated book, Perambulation of Kent, fo very much tend to the glory of God; warmly complains of. “ An appropriand good of souls.”

ation, says he, is one, among many, of This lay.gentleman's love, so emi. thore monstrous birtis of covetouinels

, nently newn for the gates of Zion, can begotten by the man of Rome in the not pass without making great impref- dark night of fuperftition; and yee fions on serious minds-ils flames must suffered to live in this day light of the penetrate, and warm the breasts of its goipel, to the hindrance of learning, governors in the glorious pursuit of a the impoverishment of the ministry, work, so momentous in the article of and the infamy of our profession." religion, and recommended with lo The Reverend Dr. Burton, in his many (one would think quite irrelit. excellent Commentariolus, intimates to ible) arguments. The fathers of the us, and gives the strongest and meft church are always ready to serve the moving reasons for it also,' that the ftate and the state cannot but be on late archbp. of Canterbury was a wellall important occasions as well dilpoled wither to lome such reformation in the to promote the interests of the church. church, and had it greatly

It should be the grand concern of the heart; which makes me more partistate to do so, according to the memo- cularly honour his memory, and look rable observation of a celebrated pre- upon his grace as the cervus ad fontes late of the last century-who says anhelans. And this very defire mult “ Kings and states, when they appear yield fome pleasure to every man, who to have been reniarkably protected has any true regard for the religion of (as it often happens) by the hand of his country. It may be fairly prelumed, God, and delivered from great dangers, that many other learned and good premay understand what blessing they have lates may have the very same concern by a church planted in their state. wien Dr. Secker tor repairing the The church bringeth the blefling to breaches, and building up the walls of

une this fund may be capable of doing much greater service; and ibat the reasons for its being applicl this way are even stronger now than when Mr. Nelst wrote bis address.

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1769. Thoughts on Christ's Afcenfion-Body.

145 Jerusalem : and then one would hope, I considered the human body in its that the fortitudo cbrifilana might in embryo-tate, as an animalcule impersome favourable time put ibe pruden- ceptibly small, and all the accessions tia civilis, the Doctor afterwards speaks of matter which give it bulk or magniof, as near as may be out of the im. tude, as foreign and perpetually changportent question.

ing, and hence was led to contider ine Dr. Burton's own words on the oc- refurrection-body, as rendered rare casion may be expected and they and spiritual, from its being diverted are-Sed nec illud pratereundum reor, by the hand of power, of all that peia gao cernitur vera animi magnitudo, rithable enlargeinent of the original cleri inferioris, cujus ministerio ut Ramina.--And although I do suppore plurimum res ecclefiaftica transigitur, Jesus Christ did rise with the same bocuram plane paternam. Cupiit quidem dy in which he suffered, yet, it does ille, quoad temporum iniquitas patiebatur, not appear, to me, that after his reomnia in ordinem pristinum revocari. surrection it was any longer subject to

His Grace must be well apprized the mechanical laws of this system ; it that the editions made to small livings was not susceptible of pain or of injuby the present application of the royal ry, from the hand of violence, or acbounıy (though under the best manage- cident; and it was, in all respects, unment it is capable of) cannot be fup. der the absolute command of his voli. posed to be of any very material signi- tion; lu that when he had quitted his fication with respect to the grand confi- personal converse with his disciples, derations, that offer themselves fo natu and did actually ascend into the heatally to our view on the subject before vens, he took with himn no natural, nor

-I mean towards supporting the terrestrial body, but a spiritual and sbarailer, the office, and family of a pa- celestial one. rilb-priest, in the way and manner as The following negative ideas I have ought to be agreeable to the honour formed of the relurrection body. Firs, and dignity of his function. But by That it cannot be a body composed of the ober proposal the excellent and Aesh and bones, of which I have arnoble designs of founders, with regard surance, because neither flesh nor blood to residence, &c. would be all most hap can inberit the kingdom of God. 1 Cor.xv. pily revived. The church would be 50. seen as coming afresh out of their Neither, secondly, can it be a body hands with all its endowments, privi- of the same structure with the present leges, and emoluments, fully and perishing body, nor have the same conperfectly; and the plan fraught with figuration; for though meats are for the every blessing that could be desired. belly, and the belly for meats ; yet Gud

And surely you will with with your fall destroy both it and tbem. i Cor. vi. fincere friend and say.-- fiat! fat! 13.

R.C. Neither will the resurrection-hody To the AUTHOR of ibe LONDON retain the distinction of lex-for thiy MAGAZINE.

who shall be accounted worthy to obtain 1 City Minifier's fartber Thougbts on that world, and the rejurre&tion from Cbrift's Afcenfion-Body.

the dead, niither marry nor are given in SIR,

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for February, remarks on my And, again, they must be impaja. letter of November last.. The remar ble bodies, that are resurrection-DUker has miltaken by imagining it iny dies ; forasmuch as tliey who serve design either to defend the fourth of God in the heavenly temple, mail the thirty-nine articles, or Bishop Bur. hunger no more, nor thirs any more-ard net's Expofition. I thought indeed Goud Mall wipe away all tears from tbeir that the Country Curate had not read eyes. Apoc. vii. 16, 17: the Bishop, and that he might have From this New Testament account had more light from him, upon the lo fully given of the resurrection body, article, than he sçemed to have. But I I presume it will be evident, that thin' never thought myself obliged either to Chrilt did truly rise from the dead defend the article, or the Bishop's Ex- with that body in which he fulfertd, position of it.

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A bumane Proposal.

March conversible with his disciples, yet it John's design, is, the facility with will by no means follow, that he al- which near one hundred boys have cended into heaven with a body that been taken from misery, and made. had neither feth and bones, or felh immediately useful to their country, and blood. This is a notion that is and happy to themselves. The Magneither found in holy scripture, nor dalen and Asylun are amongst the can be countenanced by it. The opi- many public charities in this city that nion is abfurd and untenable.

do honour to humanity. From there fort Itrictures it may But the poor little girls that are appear, that the City Minister is not now left upon our streets, are equally justly chargeable with supposing the numerous as the boys, and exposed to Bihop to mean, " That tho' Christ's feel a severer degree of distress from body has no more modifications of the tenderness of their nature. Aesh and blood, yet that it ftill has I presume to suggest to the confide. the modifications of fleth and blood: ration of the public, and particularly and that though the glory of the ce. to the designer and promoters of the leftial body is of another nature and plan for the boys, if many of these texture than that of the terrestrial, poor helpless girls could not be proyet that it is of the same nature and vided for in some cheap-rented, contexture with the terrestrial."

venient house in any part of the town, I Mould suspect the mind that could cloathed and maintained in the plain. draw this abutive conclufion, may be eft manner; and after they had been capable of very bad things : for the habituated to cleanliness and works fpirit and design of my former letter of industry till they were of an age to could give no ground of offence to any be received into families (that were man, who has reaton to liope for a known) as common servants. Two refurrection-body.

or three women of prudence might A CITY MINISTER. give fuch an education to fifty girls at

a time; and I believe any lady in this To the PRINTER, &C. city will allow, that a girl of a toleraSIR,

ble capacity, that had been accuttomTI

OKE wonderful encouragement ed for two, three, or four years toge.

that has already been given, by ther to rise early in the morning, at. the humane and generous, to Sir John tend twice a day on religious duty, and Fielding's noble plan for preserving taught to do that part of the work of and usefully employing distreiled boys, a family she was the fittest for; that will, in all likelihood, erect a lasting such a girl might be taken into a famimonument to their ionour in the hit. ly, with a greater dependence on her tory of this commercial country. May good behaviour, than the generality every subscriber receive an hundred of common maid servants that are now fold for his bounty, and may the wor. hired. thy magiltrate long live to rejoice in May the benevolent protectors of the luciels of his plan, and may be the boys adopt fome such plan for the be revered and rewarded for it for preservation of as many of the girls : ever.

Pity would even give them the prefeThe rapid progress of this generous sence in every tender mind; and I design is to itrung a proof, that the have no doubt if the public saw a wife, rich and noble-minded amongst us frugal plan from the same worthy are zealous of occasions to do good hand as laid that for the boys, but the to their fellow creatures, and to testic charity would become more general; fy their love to their country, that many ladies would be happy to abridge the writer of this is compelled by his themselves of some expence to cloath feelings to point out another distress a boy for the fea, or a girl for thie to the public, many intances of which kitchen; and I dare say there is not have struck him remarkably fince the a banker in the city of London that publication of Sir Join's plan-. the would think a little of his clerk's time number of poor, wretched young girls, ill. bestowed in receiving donations for who are in the same deplo litua. both; nor a divine within the bills tion as the boys.

of mortality but would rejoice to What is most to be admired in Sir preach a fermon for the benefit of

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1769. Proceedings at the King's Arms.

147 this charity : those that could spare a about fifteen other equally publiccben, would give it; and they that spirited, disinterested, and respectable could give nothing, would wish it well. merchants, &c. stock brokers, pro

CORNELIUS. duced a parchment containing an ad

dress. Some very, considerable merbe following is the Dedication prefixed chants, who refused to sign it, were

to a Sermon just published by the Rév. ordered by Mr. Dingley to withdraw, Mr. Horne.

which they refused, being invited To James Townsend, Eli

thither by the advertisement, and

having paid their fhilling. The genDear Sir,

tlemen assembled began foon to call H E faithless defertion of friends, To the chair! To the chair! Mr.

Boehm and Mr. Muilman declined the the misfortunes of others, need not chair. Mr. Vauglian was then desired be represented more general than they to take it, to which he consented. are, to make a reflecting mind philo On this motion there arose a mor fophical or religious. Instances of a indecene contention. The gentlemen contrary conduct and disposition are who brought the address were violent rather necefíary to prevenc men from againft any order or regularity, and becoming unsocial or desperate. The would not suffer Mr. Vaughan, or moment and the manner in which any person whatever, to take the you have exerted yourself in the cause chair. They insisted that there should of your country and humanity, whose be no debate, and that there should common rights have been molt gross be no other alternative, but either to ly violated in the person of a much sign the address, or to withdraw. injured and oppressed individual, muft Mr. Dingley, Mr. Andrew Thompson, endear you to every heart that is capa. and Co. defended the chair with sticks ble of being warmed with public spirit, and fists, and many blows were given. or melted by generous compassion. í Mr. Dingley was the first, and struck bave, therefore, chosen thus to prefix Mr, Reynolds in the face with his your name to a publication of this na. fift; Mr. Reynolds, in return, knocktese, as it's mo Atriking contrait. Ied Mr. Dingley down. have reason to be well persuaded, that However, after a fort dispute, Mr. the noble motives from which you act Vaughan was seated; and Mr. Dingwill attend you through life ; and that ley went off with the address. Do part of your conduct will ever fet About ten or twelve of the addressng principle at variance with my pri- gentlemen still remained, and, with vate friend thip.

much noise and clamour, prevented I take this opportunity to acknow. the chairman, or any other person, ledge the regard and confidence with from being heard. which you have honoured me; and to At last Mr. Willis, an eminent merprofess' myself, with the greatest efo chant, was suffered to speak, who faid teem and affection,

" it was well known he came there Dear Sir,

with an intention to sign the proposed Your most obedient and faithful address, but that what he had seen of

Humble servant, the behaviour of those gentlemen who Feb. 21.

JOHN HORNE. produced it, and the lodecent, unfair,

and disorderly manner in which they (N consequence of an advertisement meant to carry it, had determined

continued for some time paft in him now not to sign it.” 've public papers, à confiderable An inbabitant of London then ad.

sumber of merchants, traders, and dressed the company, and said “he other inhabitants of London, met on came there invited hy that title, havWednesday, March 8, at the King's ing purposely qualified himself to atArms Tavern in Cornhill.

tend as such. He observed that merAt the door of the room was plac- chants, traders, and inhabitants of

a waiter, who demanded, from London, as such, have no share in the e ch person, at his entrance, one mil. conftitution of this kingdom; it is

even difficult to know what set of men Mr. Muilman, Mr. Dingley, and are included under those denomina

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148 RESOLUTIONS. THERE. March tions, unless, indeed, they would committed by the gentlemen who explease to take the opinion of Sir F claim fo' loudly against riot and tuN-, the present C. J. in Ey-e, mult; and that they should come armon the meaning of the word inbabi. ed with sticks for the sake of quiet, tant; who has said, that if a poftil. and give blows to keep the peace, (See lion should drive a gentleman into p. 136.) Preston over night, and fleep in a hay-loft, he would have a vote next Kingos. Arms Tavern, March 10, 1769. morning as an inhabitant of Preston : and if so, a lip that arrived yesterday A Tha general meeting of the mer.

chants, traders, and principal in the river from any country might inhabitants of the city of London, add to London a number of fresh ir- pursuant to their adjournment on babitants, and of course a number of Wednesday last, the following resolu. frem members to this assembly. He tions were unanimously agreed to, and declared, that he came with an in- ordered to be printed in all the pubtention to sign the address : it was lic papers, viz. true, he had not been permitted to That the means which have been "Tee or hear the aduress; but he could used to obtain an addrefs to his maguess pretty well what the subject of jefty, were fallacious and arbitrary. it must be. It must be something That the producing an address althat concerned in common the mer ready signed, the attempting by noile chant, trader, and other inhabitants. and tumult to prevent the appointHe said he had long been considering ment of any chairman, and refusing of the matter, but could not discover to take the opinion of the general any objects more proper for the notice meeting on the propriety of their ad. of every inhabitant of London than dress, were measures never before the following, which he therefore adopted by the merchants, traders, supposed were intended to be the and principal inhabitants of tbe city business of that meeting, and recom of London, and evidently inconsistent mended, that,

with their dignity and character. 1. I:itruction's be given to the dif That the merchants, traders, and ferent scavengers of this metropolis principal inhabitants of the city of to keep the ftreets cleaner.

London, have always acted, and do 2. Directions to the several beadles now act, with so much loyalty to his to clear them of vagrants.

majesty, affection to his illuftrious faThese things affect equally every mily, and zea! for our present moit indiabitant, from whatever country he happy conftitution, that any renewed may come, for whatever purpose ; declarations of such their attachment, whether as a lock-jobber, to make in this time of full national credit and his fortune of our distresies, or as a profound peace, would have been ab. smuggler, to ruin our manufactories. folutely unnecessary, had not fome He concluded with observing, that persons, from linister views, artfully most of the address gentlemen, being misrepresented those of their fellowforeigners, though some of them had subjects who opposed their arbitrary been naturalized, could not surely take proceedings, and refused to enter into upon them to interfere in any consti- all their measures, as disaffected to his tutional point, being excluded there. majesty's person and government : from by the same laws which permi: therefore we do, in this public manthem to live and grow rich in this na ner, declare our most sincere and intion."

violable attachment to his royal perA committee was then appointed of son, illustrious family, and the happy eight principal merchants to consider fetilement in his augult house, which what might be proper to lay before we are ready to defend with our lives this assembly, and they adjourned to and fortunes, against all their op=11 Friday, March the soth, at the faine and lecret enemies; being firmly perplace.

fuaded they are the only security (usIt is very extraordinary that the der God) for the continuance of our first disorder or indecency that has liberties, both civil and religious. happened at theie meetings, should be

JOHN MILLS, chairman.

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