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Let us not be misunderstood, as if we would cut off the present age from the past. We mean not that Milton should have neglected the labors of his predecessors. He believed justly, that all the periods and generations of the human family are bound together by a sublime connexion, and that the wisdom of each age is chiefly a derivation from all preceding ages, not excepting the most ancient, just as a noble stream, through its whole extent and in its widest overflowings, still holds communication with its infant springs, gushing out perhaps in the depths of distant forests, or on the heights of solitary mountains. We only mean to say, that the stream of religious knowlege is to swell and grow through its whole course, and to receive new contributions from gifted minds in successive generations. We only regret that Milton did not draw more from the deep and full fountains of his own soul. We wish only to teach that antiquity was the infancy of our race, and that its acquisitions, instead of being rested in, are to bear us onward to new heights of truth and virtue. We mean not to complain of Milton for not doing more. He rendered to mankind a far greater service than that of a teacher of an improved theology. He taught and exemplified that spirit of intellectual freedom, through which all the great conquests of truth are to be achieved, and by which the human mind is to attain to a new consciousness of its sublime faculties, and to invigorate and expand itself for ever.
We here close our remarks on Milton. In offering this tribute, we have aimed at something higher than to express and gratify our admiration of an eminent man. We believe that an enlightened and exalted mind is a brighter manifestation of God than the outward universe; and we have set forth, as we have been able, the praises of an illustrious servant of the Most High, that, through him, glory may rebound to the Father of all spirits, the Fountain of all wisdom and magnanimous virtue. And still more, we believe that the sublime intelligence of Milton was imparted not for his own sake only, but to awaken kindred virtue and greatness in other souls. Far from regarding him as standing alone and unapproachable, we believe that he is an illustration of what all, who are true to their nature, will become in the progress of their being; and we have held him forth, not to excite an ineffectual admiration, but to stir up our own and others' breasts to an exhilarating pursuit of high and ever-growing attainments in intellect and virtue.
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Sprecurs of Sir H. P. RNELL, Bart. in the House of Commons, with Additional
Report presented to the Lords of the Committee of His Majesty's Privy Council for
rade, respecting the Agriculture and the Trade in Corn, in some of the Con
tinental States of Northern Europe. By WILLIAM Jacob, Esq., Comptroller of Corn Returns. No. 58.
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Narrative of the Crucifixion of M. Lovat, executed by his own hands, at Venice, 1805.
Dr. Hennert Mansh's Sermon on the Bible Society. No. 1. Dr. HERBERT MARsh's Address to the University of Cambridge. No. 1. Mr. WANsitrant's first and second Letters to Dr. Marsh. No. 1. Dr. Mansh's Inquiry into the Consequences of neglecting to give the Prayer-Book with the Bible, &c. &c. No. 1. The Rev. P. GANDolphy's Congratulatory Letter to the Author on the same. [With an Engraving of Pope Pius VII.] No. 2. Mr. WANsittant's Letter to Mr. Croker. No. 1. Dr. MARsh's Answer to the Letter of the Rt. Hon. N. Wansittart. No. 2. The Bishop of Lincoln's Charge to the Clergy of his Diocese. No. 2. An Examination of Mr. Cobbett's Objections to the Bill for the Relief of the Unitarians. [Original.] No. 3. Substance of a Discourse, giving a Churchman's Reasons for declining a Connexion with the Bible Society; by Archdeacon Daubeny. No. 9. Statement of the Transactions of the Bible Society; with a Digest of its Views, and a Notice of its chief Patrons. No. 11. Letter from a Jew to a Christian, occasioned by the recent attacks on the Bible. [Original.] No. 32. Sermon preached at the Coronation of King George IV. in the Abbey Church of Westminster, July 19, 1821. By Edward, Lond Bishop of Yoak. [Published by His Majesty's command.] No. 37. * * Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Llandaff, at the Primary Visitation in August, 1821. By WILLIAM, Lond Bishop of LLANDAF.P. - No. 38. Charge delivered by the Rt. Rev. Dr. John Kaye, Lord Bishop of Bristol, at his Primary Visitation of that Diocese, in August, 1821. No. 40. Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, at the Prima Visitation of that Diocese, in July, August, and September, 1825. By G. H. Law, D.D. Second Ed. No. 52. Christian Charity. A Sermon, preached at Appleby, on Friday, Au 12, 1825, "before Sir J. Bailey and Sir J. Hullock, His Majesty's Judges of Assize on the Northern Circuit. By the Rev. C. BIRD, A.M. No. 52. Facts respecting certain Versions of Holy Scripture published by the Bible Society: in Reply to an Article in No. LXXI. of the Quart. Rev. By the Rev. T. Pell PLArt. " Third Ed. No. 56.
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Dr. MacLean on laying Open the Trade to India, &c. No. 1. ***** o to the Earl of Buckinghamshire on the Open Trade to India. By Fasius. o, 2.
The Letters of Gracchus. No. 2.
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Letter from the Rev. Mr. Wylde, to the Clergy of Somersetshire, on the Means of preventing undue Marriages, with Communications on the subject from various dignified Clergymen. . [Never published.] No. 1. Historical View of the principal Religious and Military Orders of the Roman Catholic Church; by the Author of the “Horae Biblicae.” No. 9. A Brief Account of the Jesuits, with Historical Proofs in support of it, tending to establish the Danger of the Revival of that Order to the World at large, and to the United Kingdom in particular. No. 11. A short Address to the Primate of all Ireland, recommendatory of some Commutation or Modification of the Tithes of that Country; with a few Remarks on the Present State of the Irish Church. By the Rev. Sir H. Bate Dudley, Bart. No. 11. On the Commutation of Tithe. By J. BENETT, Esq. M. P. No. 12. Letter to Dr. Marsh, in confutation of his assertion, that the designs of the Dissenters are to obtain for themselves the honor and emoluments of the Church, and to * establish their own forms of worship. No. 12. Dr. MARsn's Answer to the preceding. No. 12. National Establishment, National Security; or Thoughts on the Consequences of Commuting the Tithes. By the Rev. W. Edmeads. No. 13. Prize Essay on the Commutation of Tithes, in claim of the Bedfordean Gold Medal. By the Rev. James Willis. No. 16. A Letter to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury; by Richard, late Lord Bishop - of LLANDAPF. No. 16. - Address to a Meeting holden at Bath, December, 1817, for the purpose of forming a “Church Missionary Society in that City; as delivered from writing; with a Protest * against the Establishment of such a Society in Bath. By Anchdeacon Thomas, A.M. Fifth Ed. No. 21. A Defence of the Church Missionary Society, in Answer to the above. By the Rev. DANIEL Wilson, A.M. Ninth Ed. No. 22. * To the Editor of the British Review, in Answer to his Remarks on the Pamphlet of the Rev. W. Edmeads, respecting the Consequences of Commuting the Tithes. By L. Tad MAN, Esq. [Original.] No. 21. Observations on Parish Registers and the Marriage of Non-conformists; with the Outlines of a Bill (humbly proposed) for establishing a more certain and general