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Regeneration and Justification, 530,

580, 668
Religious Houses at the Reformation,

the Dissolution of the, 577
Shrewsbury's, Lord, Miraculous Vir-

gins, 328

Superstition, Roman Catholic, 400

Tradition, 51

Trinity, the, 664
Whether to be called the Altar or the

Table of the Lord, 332.


Agency of Satan as the Author of

Evil, on the, 600

Armageddon, 600

Bedell, William, D.D., the Life of,

Lord Bishop of Kilmore, 279

Bible, the Child's Guide through the,


Biblical Literature, Cyclopædia of, 537

Blind Wife, the, 591

British Society, Thirteen Tracts of

the, 481

Calabria and Sicily, a Pedestrian

Journey in, 351

Charge to the Clergy of the Archdea-

conry of Durham, a, 66

Christ, the Day of, 280

Christian Morals, a Review of Pro-

fessor Sewell's, 600

Christian's Liberty, the, 733

Christian's Privilege, the, 484

Christian Theology, 598

Church of England, a Letter to the

Bishops of the, 600

Church of England, the Moderation

of the, 793

Church of Scotland, Brief Notes on

the, 795

Church of Scotland, the History of

the, 538

Church of Scotland, the People and

the, 732

Church, Two Treatises on the, 483

Confidence in God the only Rest for

the Soul, 64

Council of Lateran, the Statutes of

the Fourth General, 729

Cross, the Doctrine of the, 606

Daily Worship, Guide to, 541

Duelling, a plea for the Abrogation

of, 347

Egypt, a Pastor's Memorial of, 798

Eight Sermons, by the Rev. Robert

Montgomery, 674

Friendship's Offering, 208

Germany, Howitt's Rural and Do-

mestic Life in, 274

Gideon, Seven Lectures on the His-

tory of, 673

Girolamo Savonarola, the Life and

Times of, 131

Greek Testament, the, 536

Hebrews xi., Exposition of, 729

Inaugural Lecture at the British and

Foreign Institute, 604

Inferno, the, of Dante Alighieri, 476

Intellectual Powers of Man, Essays

on the, 128

Ireland, the Real Monster Evil of, 541


Italy, a Visit to, 349

Jehovab, the Omnipotence and Wis-

dom of, 411

Jezreel, the Portion of, 278

Life Assurance, a Short Treatise on,


Louisa, or the Bride, 352

Lyrics for Leisure Hours, 207

Malta and Sicily, a Ramble in, 130

Manual, a Believer's, 410

Married State, Duties of the, 412

Mediterranean, Narrative of a Yacht

Voyage in the, 352

Modern Controversy, the Key to, 733

Modern Judaism, the Fundamental

Principles of, 727

Modern Painters, 671

Nation, the Perils of the, 403, 730

Neff, Felix, Letter and Biography of,


Notes, American, 351

Oiden Time, Tales of the, 204

Papal and Hierarchical System, the,

compared with the Religion of the

New Testament, 411

Pastor Chief, the, 478

Poems, Original and Translated, 731
Polynesia, 62
Protestantism, on Right and Wrong

Methods of supporting, 673

Psalmist, the National, 282

Pusey's, Dr., Sermon, an Answer to,

Purgatory, the Doctrine of, and the

Practice of Praying for the Dead,
as maintained by the Church of

Rome, examined, 281

Relation in which the Moral Precepts

of the Old and New Testament

stand to each other, an Essay on

the, 540

Religion, Considerations on, 726

Reuchlin, John, the Life and Times

of, 473

Second Coming of Christ, a Few

Plain Words on the, 600

Sermons, by the Rev. E. Manning, 348

Sick Room, a Companion for the, 542

Soul, a Treatise on the State of the,


State Services, the Authority of the,


Story for Rich or Poor, a Short, 600

Thady Brady's Memorial, 600

Things of God and the Soul, Brief

Thoughts on the, 412

Times, a Sermon for the, 58

Tractarianism compared with the

Prayer Book, 600

Wilberforce, William, the Life of, 406.


Adoration, Aspiration, and Belief, 61
Anglican Church, Voice of the, 282
Antiphonal Chants for the Psalter,


Anti-Popery or Popery, 131

Ashley, Lord, M. P., Letter to, on the

present Defective State of National

Education, 279

Baptism not Regeneration, 209

Berkingholt, the Warden of, 129

Catechizing, a lelp to, 60

Children, Ancient Hymns for, 132

Christian Missions, 207

Christian Unity Stated and Enforced,


Church History, Simple Sketches

from, 66

Church of England, the, her Excel-

lencies and Defects, 129

Church, the Discipline of the, in the

Choice of her Ministers, 280

Clergy, on the Dress of the, 65

Devotion, Aids to, 207

England and her Interests, 277

English Wife, the, 65

Faith, the Key of, 66

Glyphography, Palmer's Patent, 282

Grane, Miss, Memoir of, 67

Health of Body and Mind, on the Pre-

servation of the, 208

History of the Church, True Stories

from the, 130

Holy Land, a Voice from the, 283

Humiliation, an Act of, 674

Interment and Disinterment, 280

Judah's Lion, 209

Kingdoms, the Two, 734

Letters, Selected, 64

Millennium, the, 61

Miiles, the Rev. Isaac, the Life of, 67

Mind, the Human, 65

National Holy-duys, a Plea for, 279

Norwood Schools, the, 279

Pianoforte, Six Melodies for the, 61

Popery, Lectures on, 281

Portraits of Messrs. Williams and

Moffatt, the Missionaries, 543

Prayer, Communion in, 284

Prophecy, Lectures on Subjects con-

nected with, 797

Reeds Shaken by the Wind, 284

Ruth, 280

Teacher's Companion, the, 61

Tracts for the People, 131

Where is all this to End ? 281

Visitation of the Sick, the Priest's

Companion in the, 283

York, the Churches of, 797.


London and Westminster Church

Missionary Society, 211

London Clergy, Practices of the, 144

London, the Lord Bishop of, and bis

Clergy, 487

Overbury, the Vicar of, 67:)

Oxford, New Professorship at, 71

Peel, Sir Robert, and Church Exten-

sion, 738

Pews in Churches, 213, 286

Pusey, Dr., the Suspension of, 488
Pusey's, Dr., Sermon and the Vice-

Chancellor of Oxford, 614

Suffragan Bishops, 359

Syria, Christian Education in, 360

Temple Church, the, 71
Testimonial to the Memory of a Cler-

gyman, 142
Universities, the, 210.

Changes in the, 286, 413, 486

Ecclesiastical Report, 67, 132, 210,

28+, 353, 413, 484, 544, 606, 675

Foxe's Acts and Monuments, 143

Incorporated Society for Enlarging

and Building Churches, &c., 71

Lichfield, Death of the Bishop of, 736

Lincoln, the Bishop of, and the Not-

tingham National Schools, 734


Accouchement of Her Majesty, 358

Advertisements, Style of, 138

“ British Critic," the, 739
Burning of Bibles by Romanists in

America, 288
Cambridge, the Royal Visit to, 741
Controversies and Controversial

Etiquette, 215

Dissent, Charges for, 141

Dissent, Decrease of, 144, 212

Dissenters, Animus of, 286

Drummond, Death of Mr., 144

Factory Education Bill, 285, 422, 484

Ireland, Pauperism in, 741

National School Society, the, 677

Nonconforming Decorum, 139

Popish Arrogance, 287

Stoddart and Conolly Fund, the, 737

Sussex, Death of the Duke of, 353

The Editor to the Reader, 802.




JANUARY, 1843.


DR. WARDLAW'S SOPHISTRIES. The fourth lecture, which is an outrageously prosy one, opens upon this wise :

“In the discussion of the question committed to me, it is not required that I should enter into peculiarities of different establishments, except in as far as occasional reference may serve the purpose of illustrating those general principles that are essential to them all, or to throw light on their common operations and results.”

It may be all very well for Dr. Wardlaw thus to throw dust into people's eyes, that the web of his sophistries may not be seen through ; but, dust and all into the bargain, we really do not believe that people are so blind or stupid as these Nonconformists seem to suppose them to be. The leaders in Dissenting affairs have a strange propensity and talent for taking men's ignorance for granted, and conceiving it to be much greater than it is, or they would not attempt to address them as they do. What a depth of low cunning is manifested in the generalship of such journals as the Patriot, Nonconformist, and Dispatch! Does not every editorial line of writing in them betray a profound contempt for the person to, and for whom, the weekly tissue of inflammatory stuff is served up? Does not each paragraph palpably set forth the impression of the scribe, that he is catering for a set of numskulls; that whatever he may pen down, be it true or false, abusive or respectful, profane or serious, vile or commendable, it will every atom of it be digested with avidity ; that his patrons are wretched noodles ; and that all he has to do, from week to week, is to play the fool before them? The quantity of garbled history, miserably inconclusive reasoning, and defective representation, with which these papers are crammed is truly amazing; and it can only be accounted for upon the supposition that the conductors of them take the ignorance of their readers for granted (not without sufficient data, we venture to say), and secretly laugh at the same. And, to do the author of these lectures justice, he presumes largely on people's mental darkness.


In his own opinion, he was not required, in these lectures, to enter into “the peculiarities of different establishments ;" that is, if we understand the expression, the peculiarities of the different things established, or that had been, or that are now, established. A very easy method of lessening his own labour, certainly, not to use harsher terms ; but certainly not the method of conciliating or satisfying the public mind.

“ Not required to enter into the peculiarities of different establishments !” Why, in our humble estimation, nothing was more imperatively required of him than this; nay, we might, in one sense, cast the whole of the controversy upon this enquiry into peculiarities. The Doctor admits that peculiarities exist in various things that are established-we, as in duty bound, admit the same; but then, if, instead of dismissing these peculiarities without entering into them, we do enter into them, we may find, that while the peculiarities of one thing may be so many cogent arguments why that thing ought not to be established, the peculiarities of another thing may, with any reasonable man (we do not say any reasonable Dissenter; for, as at all times, so particularly at this, Dissenters, though men, are very unreasonable), be as many cogent arguments why that thing ought to be established. The Doctor might have spared some of his sweeping denunciations, had he condescended to enter into peculiarities. As it is, however, the diffusion of error demands, above all things, that he who diffuses it should study the art of making proper distinctions as little as possible; indeed, the secret of the success of error depends upon a thorough confounding of distinctions. The lecturer set out with confounding the most manifest distinctions, and he resolutely adheres to his precedent; and we are bound to say it, and we say it deliberately, that the sentence at the opening of this lecture betrays one of these three things-though each of them is equally discreditable to the author: it betrays either great notional confusedness, deplorable misinformation, or supercilious contempt. The former two it would be tantamount to impugning our own credit to impute to the Doctor ; the last, therefore, is what we must look to: and we ask any sensible person, whether it does not wear the aspect of supercilious contempt, when we see Dr. Wardlaw, more than once, twice, or thrice, in these lectures, expressing no better an opinion of our national Church than to place it upon a level with any and every system of religion, true or false, which may have been set up in the world ? If this be not supercilious contempt, what is it?

The Doctor goes on to ridicule the argument which has been drawn from the analogy of the relation which a king bears to his subjects, and the relation which a parent bears to his children ; and here it is that the clever sophist's ill-disguised disesteem, not only of the Church, but of the monarchy, peeps out. It used to be a favourite notion, with men quite as wise as this speechifier, that the king is the father of the people, and that it was his duty to act as a father to them in every respect ; but they never supposed, that in acting as a father to the people, the king was to cast off every ves

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