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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).
Arminians, Dutch 119, 121,256
Article, Seventeenth 373
Atonement, the 65
Barmen Missionary Paper and So-
Churches of England and Rome,
Christ is King 56,378, 516
Christian Peace-offering (r) ..... 389
——— 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
David the Conqueror of Goliath, a
Drama (r) 155
Delinquencies, Public 210
Dialogue between Believer and his
———. Editor and a
Discussions with the Jews 43
Dissenters, who, favour Roman
Dordrecht, Synod of 257
Dutch Bible 354,483
Dutch Churches, Form of govern-
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
of English 109
on a favourable
Jewish, to face page 139
Handwriting, Modern Jewish.. 54, 155
Harness, Rev. W., Two Sermons
Hebrew, Test of proficiency in - - 76
Language, Supposed po-
verty of 78,110
Phrases, Force of 76
Hengstenberg, Dr. 16
High Churchmen, pretended, Con-
Holland, Letter on the State of Re-
ligion in,No. II. 119
Hone Hebraicae 76
James's Pastoral Letter on Revivals
Jansenists, Treatment of, by Papists 283
Jewish Books, Dates of 62
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
Letter from a Brother Bigot .... 507
Mariner's Midnight Hymn 37
Messiah, The 56
Petitions, A few Sketches of .... 251
Philologists, modern, Jargon of 105,
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
Protestantism, Continental tolera-
Reformation Society 181, 331
Spirit, Proper, in dealing with the
Stadholder, The .hmh 124
Supporters of Catholicism Catho-
Survey, Political 83
Throne, in Danger from the tolera-
Tubal-Cain, the first Artificer .... 152
Turkey, Russia and 64
Type, Modern Jewish 54
Tzenorenna (r) 50
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
Page 131, line 3 from bottom, for sienen, read seinen.
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.