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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 individualsto 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 apologize 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.

The Reviews are distinguished by (r).

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 26

———. Editor and a

Friend 66

Discussions with the Jews 43

Dissenters, who, favour Roman

Catholics 199

Dordrecht, Synod of 257

Dutch Bible 354,483

Dutch Churches, Form of govern-

mentin 119

E.

Emancipation,Roman Catholic, not

the Act of the British Nation 222,879

England unchristianized by Act of

Parliament 314, 509

Errors of the Press 23

Evangelical Church-Gazette (r) .. 11

Eve, the first Woman 150

Examination, The 97

ExpulsivePower of a new Affection 511
Hagar, the first Sentimentalist.... 144
Handwriting, Fac-simile of modern

Jewish, to face page 139

Handwriting, Modern Jewish.. 54, 155

Harness, Rev. W., Two Sermons

by(r) 175

Hebrew, Test of proficiency in - - 76

Language, Supposed po-

verty of 78,110

Phrases, Force of 76

Hengstenberg, Dr. 16

High Churchmen, pretended, Con-
duct of, &c 179, 197, 389, 402

Holland, Letter on the State of Re-

ligion in,No. II. 119

continued 255

Hone Hebraicae 76

l.J.

James's Pastoral Letter on Revivals

(r) 335

Jansenists, Treatment of, by Papists 283

Jewish Books, Dates of 62

Jewish-German Language,Diction-

aries, &c. of (r) 155

Jewish Literature, Comparatively

easy way of acquiring 48,155

Jews, and Jewish Literature (r) .. 32

Jews in England, Distress of.. 163, 169 Efforts on behalf

of, urged 166

Nationality of .. 170

Infidel Publications, On favourable

Notices and Reviews of 173

Josippus (r) 32

Ireland 313,449

Isaiah 429

K.

Krummacher'sEvangelical Sermons

(r) 129

Page

L.

Letter from a Brother Bigot .... 507
Literature, Modern pretenders to 115

M.

Mariner's Midnight Hymn 37

Messiah, The 56

O

Oath, Coronation 316

Oldenbarneveld 131, 123, 255

Orange, Second Council of 340

Orientalists, Modern 368, 490

Origines Sacrae 140

O'Sullivan, Rev. M., Digest of

Evidence by (r) 313

P.

Palm, Professor van der (r) 354, 483

Peace, False 307,347,39*

Penal Statutes, should not have

been repealed 328

Petitions, A few Sketches of .... 251
Phelan, Rev. W., Digest of Evi-
dence by (r) 313

Philologists, modern, Jargon of 105,
106,110

———— Ignorance of 107,

113

Perceval, Hon. A. P., Christian

Peace-offering by (r) 389

Polyglott, Bible Society's 1

Pope, Feudal fealty to the 457

Popery, Merely political Opponents
of, not to be trusted 87, 223, 384,
404,519
Popery, now worse than ever 263,318,

469

Predestination and Election 377

Press, Errors of 23

Priesthood, Roman-Catholic .... 323

Prophecies, On the Study of the .. 417

Prophecy 59, 353, 417

On the Fulfilment of - - 422

Short Essays on 417

Protestantism, Continental tolera-
tion of, a delusion 242

Protestantism, True character of.. 187

Q.

Quesnel's Preface to the Holy

Gospels .....362

Quesnel's condemned Propositions 273

Quotations from Old Testament in

New 424

R.

Rabbies, Four, their Visit to Jeru-

salem 47

Reformation Society 181, 331

Page

Spirit, Proper, in dealing with the

Jews 34

Stadholder, The .hmh 124

Supporters of Catholicism Catho-
des 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 .... 152

Turkey, Russia and 64

Type, Modern Jewish 54

Tzenorenna (r) 50

U.

Uncertainty of Roman-Catholic

Doctrines 333

University Intelligence : Cambridge 126 Oxford .. 125

Sales, Fancy 103

Sarah, the first Lady 149

Scriptural Coincidences 286, 408

Sepher Lev Tor (r) 32

Separation, Necessity of, from sup-

porters of Popery 385

Sermon, Short 27

Seventeenth Article 373

Simple Exhibition of Truth 510

ERRATA.

Page 131, line 3 from bottom, for sienen, read seinen.
149, 14,/ortf, read®.
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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