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pearance. That justice, with the greatest pro. ing him, and receiving him into favour, presently fusion of kindness in that channel, is our primary as he stands ; so finds relief from the aforemena notion of the divine character. That this view tioned difquieting fear; for which no remedy can of God is sufficient for the comfort of all who be found by any argument drawn from any ap: remain faithful in their obedience to him; and pearance of God in the course of nature. shat, had not man departed from his duty, there That the great mistake of the popular preachwould have been no need for any further discove- ers, or the chief leaders in devotion, lies in this, ty of the divine character, nor any place found that they cannot understand how God can appear for such discovery. That our primary notion of to an unrighteous person just in juftifying him as the divine character can give no comfort to the he presently stands, without his feeling some moguilty, but on the contrary must make them mi- tion or tendency in his will towards a change to ferable by a sense of fear and shame That this the better, whether this motion be called some is manifest from the dread which all nations, faint desire to close with Christ, to trust in him, more especially the most untaught favages, have to put forth an act of faith, or by any other name. of some invisible adverse power. That we have That the whole doctrine of these preachers is no natural knowledge, nor can, by the utmost devised for producing, animating, and directing exertion of our reasoning faculty, acquire any, this motion, that fo the anxious hearer may find fufficient to free our minds from this disquieting about himself some distinguishing reason why the fear. That the most ingenious presumptions Deity may regard him more than others. That of philosophers are, upon the trial, found equally the great use they have for Chrift, his grace and insufficient in this respect, as the most despicable spirit, is to assist men in acquiring some such reexpiatory shifts of savages. That, however, it quisite to justification. That accordingly, by the appears from the reasonings of the former, and name Jesus Christ, by the words, grace, spirit, the

poor fhifts of the latter, that the conscience faith, cc. they mean quite different things from of man every where intimates the necessity of a what the apostles understood by them. That righteousnefs, or something instead of it, for they substitute heart-work, or acts of faith, inkeeping his mind caly with regard to invisible stead of the Jewish works of the law. Thai, in power.

general, they differ from the Jewish teachers raThat no subsequent discovery of God can ever ther in words than in things. serve to invalidate our primary notion of his cha That, in effect, they make their acts of faith racter; otherwise it could not appear to be a dif- to stand, not only for the ground of acceptance covery of the same God: or, That no argument with God, but also for the evidence and proof of can be brought to thew that God may be gra- one's being in favour with God. That, accordcious, so as to forgive fin, witheut shewing at the ingly, they shew their disaffection, not only to same time how he may appear perfectly just in fo the justifying work of Christ, but also to the doing

works of self-denied obedience, wherein his peo. That all men are equally fit for justification, ple are called to be conformed to him, as the or equally destitute of any plea for acceptance proof of their being his disciples indeed. That with God. That those called the stricter fort, the appropriation contended for in the popular cannot, by their utmost affiduity in devotion, con- doctrine, is disagreeable to the scripture, and pro: tribute any more to this end, than the most no. ductive of the worst consequences.

That no 'torious felons ready to suffer for their crimes. man can warrantably be assured that he is a ChriThat in this respect none of mankind has the ftian, a believer in Chrift, or an object the leaft room to glory over another. That man's peculiar favour of God, any other way than by 'impotency to do what is plealing to God, lies in being assured on good grounds, that his practice, the averfion of his will; and that all men are as in obedience to the peculiar precepts of Christiable to please God as they are willing.

anity, is influenced by the love of that same truth That the supernatural facts recorded in the which influenced the lives of the apostles. writings of the apostles, open to view a further Our author maintains also, That Christianity riscovery of the divine character, thạn can be is the only religion that is not political. That learned from any thing observable in the course it never was nor can be the established religion in of nature. That in the work finished by Christ any nation in this world, without becoming the on the cross, this new discovery of the divine reverse of what it was when firft instituted. That character was made. That thence it appeared, the common expectation of fome general converthat God might be just in justifying the ungodly, fion of Jews and Gentiles, is without foundation or those who have nothing about them but what in scripture. That the cominon use of the word fits them for condemnation. That this is pro- mystery, is very different from the sense in which ved and demonstrated with evidence fufficient to it is used in the New Testament. That the acounterbalance all objections, by the resurrection postolic account of charity differs greatly from of Christ from the dead.

what is commonly underftood by that word, That every one who is persuaded of the fact That we have ro reason to complain of the of Christ's resurrection, as circumstanced in the prefent times as worse than the former; and no rospel-hiftory, (even while he finds nothing about ground to expect better in this mortal state. That himself in thie way of wish, desire, or otherwise, there is a great connection betwixt the honour of but what renders him obnoxious to the divine dif the clergy, and mistakes about the Christian re

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Compliments to Mell. Pitt and Legge 256, 9.

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0 N Τ Ε Ν T s. POLITICS, Speech in the debate on the mo -Acts paffed 255. Two royal messages ib.

tion for leave to bring in a bill for the encouragement of reamen, by L. Halienus 225. The Scots thanked for their activity in raiExtracts of W. THOMPSON's account of cor sing the new levies 258.' The carrying of

rupt practices in victualling the navy 228. meal out of certain fhires prohibited 259. the A political ANECDOT E, Gent. Mag. March 232. Proceedings of the general affembly, 6c.

Some account of the MARINE SOCIETY 232. Commissions not attested in terms of the act 9.
METEOROLOGICAL journals 237.

1722 received 261. A diffent from this judyThat Poetry. Love's artifice 238. Epitaph, design ment ib. The reasons 234. Of discontinuing

ed for its author ib. Epigram, on a late trans the Saturday and Monday sermons in the fyaction ib. and on the King of Prussia's being nod of Argyle 262. and the Friday fellow hipput under the ban of the empire ib.

meetings in that of Sutherland and Caithness HISTORY' 239. — 274Bohemia entered by the 263. Determination of the prosecution against Prussians in three places at once 239. An ae

Mr Carlyle for going to the playhouse 264. count of an action at Reichenberg, by the Overtures relating to the stage and to simoniaPrussians 240. by the Austrians ib.

AC *cal practices ib. A comparison between the counts of a general engagement near Prague,

calculations on which the scheme for a proviby the Prussians 241. by the Austrians 243. fion to ministers widows, &C. proceeded, and Prague besieged 244. A declaration by the the facts as they have come out ib. SettleKing of G. Britain, as Elector of Hanover ibi ments 265. The affair of Prof. Brown of Proceedings relative to the Antigallican's prize St Andrew's 266. Mr Grier of Durisdeer de246. Damien's sentence and execution 249. posed 273. Mr Home of Athelftonford re

Affairs in North America 250. Disasters at signs 274
Bengal 252, 3.

Lists of killed, &c. 254. LISTS, TABLES, &C. 274. 280.

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Proceedings of the POLITICAL CLUB, continued from p. 1853
The debate on the motion for a bill for the bill will therefore be so far from being

encouragement of seamen concluded. a sort of declaration of war, that it will The Speech of L. Halienus, she last puo all Europe as a proof, of our being re

be a proof, and must be looked on by blished of this debate.

folved not to enter into a war, unless Mr President,

forced to it by the injustice and obstinaWas very much surprised to hear cy of the court of France. Such a bill the Hon. and learned gentleman cannot be considered by any court in so much as fuggeft, that the bill Europe, no not even by the court of

now proposed contains any thing France itself, but only as a method of like a declaration of war, after having preparing for war: and if any such me heard from almost every gentleman who thod could be called a declaration of has spoke in its favour, that the bill is war, furely our voting 50,000 men for not to be of any force unless a war be the sea-service, as we did but a few actually declared. Our paffing such a days since, ought much rather to be VOL. XIX.

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considered as a declaration of war. any such apprehension. And with reSuch a bill as this now proposed is real. gard to the restitution of the ships and ly a necessary consequence of that reso. cargoes which we have taken, or shall lution; and must be agreed to, other. take before a declaration of war, the wise that resolution will, to the whole bill proposed, if paffed into a law, could world, appear to be ridiculous ; for what not any way affect that reftitution ; as fignifies voting such a number of seamen, neither mip nor cargo is to be appropriaunless we take the most proper method ted to the captors, until after a declara. for raising them? I must beg that gen. tion of war; and after our having passed tlemen will have some little regard to this bill, the French can have no better the character, the honour and dignity title to that reftitution than they have at of this august assembly, by considering present: for suppofing the ships to have whae the people without doors will been taken by way of reprisal, or fupthink of our one day voting 50,000 men posing they have been taken as a pledgę for the sea-service, and the next day re. for the damage they have done us, and jecting that which has, by experience, the expence they have put us to, they been found to be the most effectual me. can in no case have any pretence to de. thod for raising them, as well as the mand restitution, without offering to most agreeable to the constitution of our make good all that damage and ex. government.

pence; and this, I am convinced, does Whoever does this, Sir, will, I am already amount to more than the vafure, readily concur in ordering this bill loe of all the ships we have taken, or to be brought in ; and I am equally sure, may take before a declaration of war. that no man, either abroad or at home, They will make this demand, if they who understands any thing of the punc- find that our ministers are so pufillani. tilio of honour, 'can think, that the ho. mous as to dread coming to an open nour of France will be more deeply,en- war. But in no case will they demand gaged by our passing such a bill as this, restitution of the ships and cargoes themihan it has been by our seizing their selveș ; nor could we make it if they fhips, and imprisoning their seamen. should, even though this motion were Whether they fill continue to amuse us rejected ; because many of the cargoes, with a negotiation, as they have done and perhaps some of the fhips, are alfor several years past, is what I know ready become rotten by lying in our nothing of; but if they do, and are now harbours. And this makes me think, at lait become sincere, I am sure, our that a war, which some gentlemen seem paling such a bill as this can give them now to be so much afraid of, is already no occasion to think themselves bound become inevitable: for the French court in honour to break it off; and if they will, I believe, infift peremptorily upon ftill defign nothing but amusement, the being paid the value of all the ships and fooner they break it oft, the better for cargoes we have taken, without any al. ys. We ought ourselves to break it off; lowance for our damage or expence ; for after negotiating, and tamely fufe and this, I believe, no British minifter fering their incroachments and insults will venture to advise his Majesty to a. for to many years, no court in Europe gree to; nor will a British parliament could find fault with us, should we now grant the money for such a purpose, as send our ultimatum to the court of France, long as we have a mip that darę swim and demand a positive and categorical the ocean. answer in a month or six weeks time., This confideration, Şir, should make

With regard to the first disadvantage, us the less concerned about what may be therefore, which the Hon. and learned the consequences of our pafling such gentleman supposed our agreeing to this bill as is now proposed; for as war is, motion would be attended with, it is e. in my opinion, become inevitable, we vident, I think, Sir, that there is not should neglect nothing that may in the the least foundation for our being under least tend to enable us to prosecute it

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with vigour, that we may, as I trust in house had agreed to the resolution of our God we shall, end it with glory. That committee of supply, for employing the bill now proposed will have lach 50,000 men in the sea-service for the a tendency, is not to be doubted : nay, ensuing year: and if they have been igthis has in fome degree been allow- norant or negligent of their duty to their ed by every gentleman that has spoke King and country, it can be no reason against it: it will not only induce some, against the defe& being supplied by any I think many seamen, to enter into his member of this house, who is so lucky Majesty's service, but it will revive the as to foresee what will be so necessary for {pirits of all those that are in his service. the public service.

I say, revive, Sir; for their spirits have Thus, Sir, it must appear, that no Bay been very much flattened by observing disadvantage can attend our bringing in

so many prizes brought in, and no step and passing such a bill, that a very great taken towards giving them, or any advantage will probably result even from

thing in lieu of them, to the captors, its being ordered to be brought in, and the This they expected; this they had rea. that it is become absolutely necessary to

son to expect; and their disappointment bring it in as foon as posible, in order gi operates the more ftrongly, as they su- to enable us to prepare for a war, which

{pectthat this new method of commen, the conduct of our minifters has already OR cing and carrying on a war, has been made inevitable. Nothing therefore

resolved on, with a design to deprive can, I think, prevent this motion's be. thens of the advantage they would by ing agreed to, but a fawning complaiexpress law have had a right to, had fance for the court of France, taken up the war been commenced in the usual by some among us, after perceiving open and generous manner.

that the hectoring countenance they ope Our brave feamen, Sir, are too loyal lately put on is not like to produce the

to impute any disappointment, or any effect they expected. But fuppofing that

oppression they meet with, to their soe we still had some ground to hope for an the vereign. That the King can do no amicable end to the disputes now sub,

wrong, is a maxim rivetted in their fisting between France and us, and that breasts, not by churchmen or lawyers, it would be improper, while fuch hopes but by early education, and the contiare depending, to have such a bill partnuál pra&ice of loyalty; therefore we ed into a law; even this can be no arguhave no occasion to apprehend that this ment against our ordering such a bill to

motion, or our passing such a bill as this, be brought in; because it is allowed, on ad can alienate the affections of any one all hands, that in two or three months

seaman from his Majesty. It may in. every hope of this kind must be absolutedeed give them cause to think, that we ly determined; and though the bill were in this house are better and more faith- now ordered to be brought in, it will ful counsellors to our sovereign than any be two or three months before it can be

of his minifters; and I hope, that not passed into a law, as the act now in be ERE

only all our feamen, but all our foldiers, ing, relating to the disposal of prizes, will for ever think fo. Therefore, Sir, stands in need of many amendments, I am fo far from being sorry at this mo. especially with regard to agents, who tion's having been now made, that I am during the last war were too apt to conglad it has been made without so much as vert to their own use, or to detain in a hint from any of those who call them- their own hands, that property which

selves the servants of the crown. If should have been immediately after their B they had been wise and vigilant servants, receiving is diftributed among our brave -hi

such a bill as this would have been mo. seamen.
ved by them, and pafied by this house, Therefore, Şir, if the bill fhould be
before the end of lait session ; or at least now ordered to be brought in, and a
such a motion as this would have been peace should ensue before its being paff,
made last week by them, as soon as the ed into a law, we may then drop the

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