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TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. The Bishor of Bath and Wells. We have great pleasure in communicating to our readers, (more especially at a period when the Clergy and the heads of our Church labour under much unmerited odium,) a voluntary and public testimony of respect, recently paid to their excellent Diocesan, by the body corporate and inhabitants of the city of Wells. In consequence of a requisition, signed by the principal tradesmen and householders of this place, the mayor, John Nichols, Esq. summoned a public meeting, the preparation of addresses of thanks to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, for his uniform endeavours to promote the interests, conveniences, and comfort of the latter city, during the whole of his Episcopate :-particularly for that instance of his liberality and public spirit, in accommodating the judges at his palace during the late assizes. The addresses were presented to the Bishop, at the palace, in proper civil form, by the mayor, corporation, &c., on the 6th of September.
Rev. Mr. Dakin.-We hear that, after the performance of divine service, and the delivery of a suitable discourse by the Rev. J. Dakin to the troops in Windsor Park, on Sunday, the 12th ult. the King, who understood that Mr. Dakin received but a moderate salary as Chaplain-General of the Forces, was pleased, in a handsome manner, to desire that 1001. per ann. should be paid him out of the Privy Purse; of course the compliment was very gratefully received.
Rev. ME. LIDDELL.-On the 18th of September, a most affectionate address signed by nearly all the parishioners of Whickham, of the upper and middle classes, was presented to Mr. Liddell, their late Rector, accompanied by a handsome silver vase to his respected lady.
Rev. C. Paroissien.—The inhabitants of Beckenham, Kent, have presented the Rev. C. Paroissien, M.A., Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, with a handsome piece of plate, on his retirement from the Curacy of the parish.
Rev. F. CUNNINGHAM.—The parishioners of Pakefield, Suffolk, have presented the Rev. F. Cunningham with an elegant bracket clock, on his removal to Lowestoffe Vicarage as a small memorial of esteem, on the close of a considerable part of his pastoral duties in the former parish.
Rev. Thomas Sewell.-On the 4th of September, (being the day of his marriage) the Rev. Thomas Sewell was presented with an elegant and valuable silver salver, in the centre of which was the following inscription :~" To the Rev. Thomas Sewell, A.M., Curate of the Parish of Redenhall, with Harleston and hamlet of Wortwell, Norfolk; this salver is presented by a few of his parishioners and friends, in token of their estimation of his merits. Sept. 4th, A.D. 1832." This most gratifying testimony of regard, was accompanied by a beautiful small service for administering the sacrament in private houses.
Rev. W. W. CHAMPNEYS.-On Saturday, September 9, a very handsome silver salver was presented to the Rev. W. W. Champneys, M. A., Fellow of Brasennose College, and Curate of St. Ebbe's, by his Parishioners, as a testimony of their gratitude and esteem. The inscription on the salver is as follows :-"A tribute of respect from the principal parishioners of St. Ebbe's, Oxford, to their minister, the Rev. W. W. Champneys, 1832.”
Rev, T. Calhoun.--A few weeks ago, upon occasion of the Rev. T. Calhoun retiring from the Curacy of Ferring, near Littlehampton, in consequence of a newly. appointed Vicar coming to reside, the principal inhabitants presented him with a costly tea-service of silver, as a testimonial of their approval of his discharge of the ministerial duties, during the twelve years he had been their Curate. We learn that the above Reverend Gentleman is about to be presented to the Vicarage of Goring, which Dr. S. Penfold relinquishes upon his appointment to a more important charge in Staffordshire.
It always gives us pleasure to record such instances of good feeling as those above between a Minister and his flock; they reflect equal credit on both parties, and afford satisfactory proof that the Established Church and its priesthood, are not so lightly esteemed as some demagogues would have us believe.
The SOCIETIES FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE, AND PROPAGATING THE Gosiel.The Annual Leicestershire County Meeting of the Societies for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, on the 30th of August, was the best attended that has been for many years. Among those present were the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Hon. Earl Howe, the Venerable the Archdeacon of Leicester, Sir. G. W. H. Beaumont, Bart., Sir H. Halford, Bart., Sir F. Fowke, Bart., the Worshipful the Mayor, and most of the principal Clergy and Gentry throughout the county. The Societies' claims were most ably and forcibly stated by the preacher of the day, the Archdeacon of Leicester, and a collection was made after the sermon, amounting to 541. 5s.
A HEBREW CONCORDANCE is now publishing, by a learned Jew, Rabbi Cohen, of Copenhagen, under the patronage of the King of Denmark. It is to contain all the matter in the Concordances of Buxtorf and Calasius, with the addition of proper names and particles, and the great improvement of affixing the vowel points throughout.
TALMUD.-A new edition of the Talmud, (Shisha Sidrei) with the vowel points and marks of punctuation, is also in publication at Bamberg. It is to be comprised in six 4to volumes, containing, besides the text, a literal German version, explanations in the saine language, and a Rabbinical commentary. The edition is under the superintendance of an association of Hebraists, among whom, Dr. J. M. Jost has charge of the correction of the press. The first volume is already out.
Gloucester Music Meeting. —This meeting concluded on Thursday Sept. 13. Though there was a combination of most untoward circumstances, we have the pleasure of saying that the amount collected for the Charity was only 4l. less than the contributions in 1829:- first morning, 2477. Is. 4d. ; second morning, 2011. 18s. 7d.; third morning, 2551, 3s. 9d. ; Lord Redesdale, 1001.; Total, 8041. 11s. 8d. The Bishop of Gloucester, who was not present, sent 501. on the first morning.
SPADE HUSBANDRY.—The Revs. T. and J. Monson, of Bedale, have apportioned off a quantity of land, which they let to the poor of Bedale and Aiskew, in portions of not less than a quarter, nor more than half an acre, at the rate of 40s. per acre, the rent to be paid yearly. Fifty-two families are enjoying the benefits of this arrangement. The land has been very productive, having yielded this year between sixty and seventy bushels per acre ; and a spirit of emulation is judiciously kept up among the cultivators, by Messrs. Monson giving an award of seed to those who have shewn the most superior management.
ORDINATIONS.—1832. On Sunday, September 9, the Lord Bishop of Lichfield held a private ordination at the cathedral, when the two following gentlemen were admitted into Deacon's orders :-viz. Robert Harris, of Trinity College, Cambridge ; and John Hawtrey, the latter by letter dimissory from the Bishop of Norwich.
Domestic Chapl. to the Earl of Darnley.
Head Mast. of Grammar School, Chipping Campden Wood, J. R..
Domestic Chapl. to the Duke of Cambridge.
County. Diocese. Patron.
Oxford Oxford Earl of Macclesfield Berens, Edward.... Archdn. of Berks
Bp. of Salisbury Birch, Chas. Edward Wiston, V.
Suffolk Norwich Lord Chancellor Bird, Godfrey...... Great Wigborough, R. Essex London Chenery, Walter .. Sturston, R.
Suffolk Norwich Sir E. Kerrison, Bt. Chinn, Henry Barrow Carsington,
Derby L. & C. Dean of Lincoln Clarke, Liscombe .. Can. Res. of Cath. Ch. of Salisbury Bp. of Salisbury Day, John Tomlinson Bletsoe, R.
Beds. Lincoln Lord St. John
County Diocese. Patron.
Lancas. Chester V. of Leyland
Suffolk Norwich Rev. Ben. Philpot Hutchinson, Cyril G. Hawkhurst, V.
Kent Cant. Ch. Ch. Oxf. Irvine, Robert Lambeth, St. John, C.
Winchest. R. of Lambeth Liddell, Hon. H. G. Easington, R.
Durham Durham Bp. of Durham
Pec. of Pickthall, Thomas .. Wormley, R.
and Harpley, R.
Ch. Ch. Oxf.
Northam. Peterboro Bp. of Peterboro Stonestreel, G. G. .. Preb. in Cath. Ch. of Lincoln
Bp. of Lincoln Worsley, Henry,D.D. Newport, C.
I. Wight Winchest. V. of Carisbroke
} Sir A. Hume, Bt. } Norfolk Norwich Anth. Hamond, Esq.
$ Thornton le Store, v.} N. York York
nd} Bristol and Can. Kes. Of Cath. Ch. of Salisbury } Bp. of Salisbury
Prefirment. County. Diocese. Patron.
Corp. of Bristol and Chapl. of the Gaols, Bristol
SArchdn. of Berks
Berks Salisbury Rev.W.H.H.Hartley Howman, Roger Fres. Shipmeadow. R.
Suffolk Norwich Robt. Suckling, Esq. Leete, John Bletsoe, R.
Beds. Lincoln Lord St. John Penruddocke, Thos. Compton Chamberlain, V. Wilts Salis.
SJ. H. Penruddocke,
Esq. Radcliffe, R. Beehoe (Ashby de la Zouch, v.
Leicester Leicester Marquis of Hastings and Chapl. to the Marquis of Hastings Rebanks, Thomas .. Heapy, C.
Lancaster Chester V. of Leyland
Lancaster Chester W. Egerton, Esq. Selkirk, Joseph
and Chapl. to the Earl of Dunmore
Chignall, St. James Shinglewood, James and St. Mary, R.
Essex London Mr. Shinglewood (with Mashbury, R. Simpson, Jno. D.C.L. Baldock, R.
Herts Lincoln Lord Chancellor
E. York York and Carnaby, V.
Sir W. Strickland, Bt. Whitehurst, John Newton, R.
Suffolk Norwich Peter-house, Camb. Williams, Howell Eglwysyland, v. Glamorg. Llandaff Arch.&C.of Llandaff
Simpson, Thomas .. ŞBoynton, P. c.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Errata.-At p. 562, three lines from the bottom, for John ix. read John .. 'At page 555, line 2. to Psalm xix. add Pt. 2.
We beg to thank “J. P." for his communication. It would have given us pleasure to have published the name of the Christian Patroness.
Lyricus” is not exactly to our taste. “A. H." will find in our August number the subject to which he alludes.
We really have not space in these times to allow for the controversy to which "C.R.M." alludes. Upon any other subject we shall be happy to receive a communication from one who possesses such decided talent.
Our observations upon the many pamphlets which we have received on Church Reform and Church Plunder, will be reserved for the meeting of Parliament.
Every attention shall be paid to the observations of “Euthunus.”
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Art. I.— The main Principles of the Creed and Ethics of the Jews,
exhibited in Selections from the Yad Hachazakah, of Maimonides, with a Literal English Translation, copious Ilustrations from the Talmud, &c., explanatory Notes, an alphabetical Glossary of such Particles and technical Terms as occur in the Selections, and a Collection of the Abbreviations commonly used in Rabbinical Writings. By Hermann HEDWIG BERNARD, Teacher of Languages at Cambridge. 8vo. Pp. xxxiii. 358. Cambridge : Deighton. London: Rivingtons. 1832.
(Concluded from p. 594.) Part II., on the government of the temper, or ethics, contains seven chapters; of which Mr. Bernard has omitted the fourth and fifth. The topics which it embraces are more miscellaneous than those in the preceding part, and do not admit of the same regular analysis. The following sketch, however, will give a tolerably exact view of the contents of this portion of the volume.
That a man should not give way to any extreme disposition, but cultivate the golden mean :-how to correct extreme dispositions, viz. by cultivating the opposite extreme, and then oscillating back into the mean state:-against anger the praises of silence against flattery, levity, and other vices :—against self-imposed austerity :-that every action be directed towards knowing God; chap. i. ii. iii. The chapters omitted (iv. v.) contain medical precepts. Afterwards, Maimonides treats of the influence of society on a person's dispositions and habits, and the consequent duty of associating with scholars :-of the duty of loving our neighbour:-of the duty of a person who has been injured by his neighbour:of the conduct due more especially to widows and orphans:-of the mischiefs of calumny and an evil tongue, of revenge and bearing a grudge; chap. vi. vii.
Here is evidently no attempt at a regular system of ethics; but a collection of detached observations on moral subjects, brought together
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apparently without any design, and exhibited without method. Several of the remarks contained in this part of the book are trifling, and some decidedly wrong, grounded on false interpretations of Scripture: others however are just and ingenious: and the air of novelty, which pervades the whole, gives it a degree of interest, which far superior treatises, composed by heathen or Christian moralists, frequently fail to excite.
Part III. relates to the teaching of the Law, and is entirely omitted.
Part IV. On Idolatry. From this part also Mr. Bernard has selected the first chapter only; which contains a slight but interesting sketch of the origin and history of idolatry, from the days of Enos, the grandson of Adam, to the time of Moses. As our remarks on this volume have already extended themselves to a considerable length, we must refrain from giving any specimens of the second and fourth parts, and reserve the remainder of our space for the more important subjects discussed in Part V. On Repentance.
This part contains ten chapters, which Mr. Bernard has very judiciously given entire. The following is an analysis of their contents:
Chap. i. Verbal confession a necessary part of repentance; the efficacy of repentance.
Chap. ii. The nature of true repentance, and the proper time for it.
Chap. iii. The balance of a man's good and evil deeds,—when and how made ; who have, and who have not, a share in the world to
Chap.iv. Of the things which hinder repentance.
Chaps. v. and vi. The freedom of the will maintained, and the doctrine of predestination condemned; with answers to objections.
Chap. vii. The obligation to repentance is universal; the excellence of repentance.
Chap. viii. Of the reward of the righteous in a future life.
Chap. ix. Of the temporal promises annexed to the fulfilling of the law;--of the benefits to be derived from the Messiah.
Chap. x. Of the motives to obedience.
No analysis, however, can convey any idea of the extraordinary positions maintained by the Jews on some of these subjects. After the fullest review which could be written, our readers must have recourse to the work itself, if they have any desire to understand the Jewish principles, or to become familiar with the reasoning by which they are defended.
The chapters on prophecy, noticed in our last number, have made us acquainted with the opinions of the Jews on the pretensions of Jesus and the authority of the Christian revelation: those now under review teach us in what manner they evade the great doctrine, which