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cause the death of many enemies, who escape our own sword.

While conscious, all along, that there were some whom we must offend, we also find that we have given displeasure to others, towards whom we entertained no such purpose. The causes, it appears, are chiefly three; faction, levity, and vulgar harshness. With regard to the first, recent events have unquestionably made a change in our feelings, as to certain persons whom we regard as public criminals ; and who, by their public acts, have put the nation in an attitude of transgression against God, from which it is impossible for individuals to withdraw, except by openly renouncing and condemning their evil deeds. But these events have made No CHANGE WHATEVER in our principles, which are those of loyalty and subordination. With regard to the two remaining charges, of levity, and harshness, the present and coming sufferings of our dear native land have certainly more disposed us of late to seriousness and to compassion. To the taste of the present age, though we have no wish to conceal our real opinion of it, we are willing to make some sacrifice: and as to harshness, if we have sometimes inflicted a grating wound, we ought of course to apo logize for negligence in sharpening our weapon. But we do beg our readers to pause before they wholly condemn us. They very well know that plain speaking is now much wanted, and that they themselves confess the want. They know equally well, that few can be found who are willing to speak plainly. When therefore any at length appear, who do so speak, they should not be too hastily condemned. A state of things is possible, in which people may be fully sensible

that great plainness is wanted, and yet be so unaccustomed to it, that when they have it they shall be rather offended than pleased : and this is our state at the present time.

When at the point of death, men speak the truth who never spoke truth before. Now such, in respect to the editorial function, is our condition. We have our end continually before our eyes. We go on from Number to Number, constantly sensible that each may be our last. We wish to speak therefore, if not as dying men, at any rate as dying editors. Is our extinction to be immediate ? Then let our last words be truth.

We place upon the cover our usual notice of the next Number : intending, by the very form of that notice, a public, but we hope not presumptuous, declaration and avouchment, that we humbly refer it to a higher and better decision than our own, whether we are to proceed or pause. If the Lord will, our work goes on. If it be his pleasure that we should desist, still let his enemies and ours, against whom we have drawn the sword, know this, that we hold it still : and let our friends also be assured, that we are still the adversaries of the uncircumcised in purpose of heart; and that though there may be a suspension of hostilities, there is NO PEACE.

London, October 1, 1829.

ALPHABETICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Page

Church of Rome, Gathering out of,

and into .................... 183

--- Necessity of leaving 284, 451

Churches of England and Rome,

proposed Union of 175, 182, 187,197,

394

Christ is King ...........56, 378, 516
Christian Peace-offering (r) ..... 389
Cognate Languages,absurd Notions

concerning, now generally pre-
vailing .............. 99, 110, 113

hence the Bible less read 101

Continent, Religious state of .... 301

Craft of Satan ..........483, 497, 505
Crown of the Priesthood (r)..... 32

Kingdom (r) ...... 32

D.
David the Conqueror of Goliath, a

Drama (r)................... 155

Delinquencies, Public .......... 210

Dialogue between Believer and his

Soul...........

Editor and a

Friend ..................... 66
Discussions with the Jews ....... 4
Dissenters, who, favour Roman

Catholics...
Dordrecht, Synod of....
Dutch Bible....
Dutch Churches, Form of govern-
ment in ..........

119

244

...... 354, 483

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Oath, Coronation ..... vi, 123, 255

109

34.0

328

Page

Page

False Christs and Antichrists ..... 437 Letter from a Brother Bigot .... 507

Fancy Sales ................... 103 Literature, Modern pretenders to 115

Fastidiousness, now too common . 233

Field Preaching................ 387

M.

Formalists, a word for persons Mariner's Midnight Hymn ......

called ......................

MESSIAH, The ..........

0

Gesenius, Professor, bis knowledge

216
of English .................. Oldenbarneveld ........ 121, 123, 255

on a favourable Orange, Second Council of ...... 340

Notice of..

Orientalists, Modern ........ 368, 490

Gipseys .....

Origines Sacræ ...

140

Gnomon, Bengel's

O‘Sullivan, Rev. M., Digest of

Grace, Doctrine of ....

Evidence by (r) ............ 313

Grotius

123

P.

'H

Palm, Professor van der (r) 354, 483
Hagar, the first Sentimentalist.... 144 Peace, False .......... 307, 347, 394
Handwriting, Fac-simile of modern Penal' Statutes, should not have

Jewish, to face page ........... 129 been repealed ................
Handwriting, Modern Jewish.. 54, 155 Petitions, A few Sketches of .... 251
Harness, Rev. W., Two Sermons Phelan, Rev. W., Digest of Evi-

by (r)...................... 1775 dence by (r) ................ 313
Hebrew, Test of proficiency in .. 76 Philologists, modern, Jargon of 105,
- Language, Supposed po-

106, 110
verty of .................. 78, 110

- Ignorance of 107,

- Phrases, Force of ...... 76

112

Hengstenberg, Dr. ............. Perceval, Hon. A. P., Christian
High Churchmen, pretended, Con-

Peace-offering by (r) ........ 389
duct of, &c. ......179, 197, 389, 402 Polyglott, Bible Society's........ 1
Holland, Letter on the State of Re Pope, Feudal fealty to the ...... 457
ligion in, No. II. .............. 119 Popery, Merely political Opponents

continued ...... 255 of, not to be trusted 87, 223, 384,
Horve Hebraicæ .............

404, 519

Popery, now worse than ever 253, 318,

1.J.

James's Pastoral Letter on Revivals Predestination and Election ..... 377

(r) ........................ 225 Press, Errors of................ 23

Jansenists, Treatment of, by Papists 283 Priesthood, Roman-Catholic .... 323

Jewish Books, Dates of ........ 82 Prophecies, On the Study of the .. 417

Jewish-German Language, Diction Prophecy ............. 59, 353, 417

aries, &c. of (r) .............. 155 --- On the Fulfilment of .. 422

Jewish Literature, Comparatively

- Short Essays on ...... 417

easy way of acquiring ...... 48, 155 Protestantism, Continental tolera-
Jews, and Jewish Literature (n) .. 32 tion of, a delusion .......... 242
Jews in England, Distress of.. 163, 169 Protestantism, True character of.. 187

Efforts on behalf
of, urged .................... 166

Nationality of .. 170 Quesnel's Preface to the Holy
Infidel Publications, On favourable Gospels ..................... 262

Notices and Reviews of........ 173 Quesnel's condemned Propositions 273
oppel "eeeeeeecccriiz 149

Quotations from Old Testament in

Ireland ................... 313, 49

New . ...........4:24

Isaiah ........................ 429

K.

Rabbies, Four, their Visit to Jeru-

Krummacher'sEvangelical Sermons salem ...................... 47

(r) ........................ 129 Reformation Society ........181, 351

R.

Survey, Political............... 244

Spirit, Proper, in dealing with the

Jews rc................... 34

Stadholder, The obvioio....... 124

Supporters of Catholicism Catho-

lics ........................ 244

survey, Political .............. 83

- T.

Texts of doubtful Meaning ...... 136
Thoughts on various Subjects, by a

Clergyman ........5, 203, 308, 476
Throne, in Danger from the tolera-

tion of Blasphemy.. 22, 72, 237, 517
Trent, Council of .............. 453
Tubal-Cain, the first Artificer....
Turkey, Russia and .......
Type, Modern Jewish ......
Tzenorènna (r)..............

U.
Uncertainty of Roman-Catholic
Doctrines .............::;.

........... 333

University Intelligence : Cambridge 126

- Oxford .. 125

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ERRATA.
Page 131, line 3 from bottom, for sienen, read seinen.

149, 14, for w, read i.
325, 20, for spurious, read specious.
359, 11, for Denise, read Deinse.
360, 15, for Thipius, read Thysius.

22, dele minister.
361, ... 3, for same year, read following year.

27, for aged 75, read aged 65..
363," 5, for well (as we, read well as (we.

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