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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 individuals to 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

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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 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.

ditors. 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.

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 ()

32

to the Church of Rome.... 188, 402

E.

Emancipation, Roman Catholic, not

the Act of the British Nation 222, 379

England unchristianized by Act of

Parliament ....

314, 509

Errors of the Press

23
Evangelical Church-Gazette (r). Il
Eve, the first Woman

150
Examination, The ...

97

Expulsive Power of a newAffection 511
salem
Reformation Society

401

Page

F.
False Christs and Antichrists

437
Fancy Sales

103
Fastidiousness, now too common .

233
Field Preaching...

387

Formalists, a word for persons

called

73

.... 251

76

Hagar, the first Sentimentalist.... 144

Handwriting, Fac-simile of modern
Jewish, to face page

129

Handwriting, Modern Jewish.. 54, 155

Harness, Rev. W., Two Sermons

by (r)

175

Hebrew, Test of proficiency in

Language, Supposed po-
verty of ...

78, 110

Phrases, Force of

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

Horbe Hebraicæ

76

P.

Palm, Professor van der (r) 354, 483
Peace, False

307, 347, 394

Penal Statutes, should not have

been repealed

328

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

313
Philologists, modern, Jargon of 105,

106, 110

- Ignorance of 107,

112

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

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1.J.
James's Pastoral Letter on Revivals
(r)

225
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

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K.
Krummacher'sEvangelical Sermons
(r)

129

R.
Rabbies, Four, their Visit to Jeru-

181, 351
385
Sermon, Short

47

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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
Type, Modern Jewish

54
Tzenorènna (r).

50

27
Seventeenth Article

373

Simple Exhibition of Truth ... 510

...oc

U.

Uncertainty of Roman-Catholic

Doctrines

333

University Intelligence : Cambridge 126

Oxford .. 125

ERRATA.

Page 131, line 3 from bottom, for sienen, read seinen.

149, 14, for W, read id.
325, 20, for spurious, read specious.
359,

11, for Denise, read Deinse.
360, 15, for Thipius, read Thysius.

22, dele minister.

3, for same year, read following year.
27, for aged 75, read aged 65.
5, for well (as we, read well as (we.

361,

363,

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