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produce conviction. I should not be thing had actually happened.) The surprised to learn, that some hair- lad was rewarded, not for the theft, brained fellow or other, had actually but for the heroism with which he laid it down as a principle, that Thiev- suffered the fox to mangle his body, ing is no crime in itself, and that it rather than betray the presence of the only only deserves punishment, when animal. Such an action must have the clumsiness of the performance appeared of inestimable value to a leads to its detection. But I cannot people, with whom personal prowess easily believe, that any wise and great availed so much, that nothing could nations of antiquity have really and be compared with it. publicly adopted such a maxim.
The lad had, perhaps, quite as much This assertion has, however, been right to the fox as any body else. The made from the pulpit, and published right to steal has never yet been acto the world in writings, whose moral knowledged by any nation; and if any and religious tendencies are undoubt- further proof were wanting, we may ed; nay, whose authors unquestionably find it even amongst the most savage meant to serve Christianity. But tribes ever yet discovered. Objects Christianity wants no such support; of European manufactory excite, of and whatever cannot stand the test of course, the most eager desires of fair examination, is not likely to be every individual in their communities, of any ultimate benefit. The apostle and many watch the opportunity to Paul has said, that “when the Gen-snatch at some inestimable prize. But tiles, which have not the law, do by their manner shows plainly, that they nature the things contained in the are aware of its being wrong; and law, these, having not the law, are a if they do it nevertheless, they act in law unto themselves; which shew the that respect merely like thousands of work of the law written in their hearts, their brethren and sisters, who have their conscience also bearing witness, had all the benefit of a civilized and and their thoughts the meanwhile ac- religious education. cusing or else excusing one another,” Liverpool, March 13, 1821. (Rom. ii. 14, 15.) This language is decisive, so far as morality and worldly affairs are concerned ; and unless the Query on the Body that shall be. sentiment which it contains were admitted, no society could exist, not Mr. Editor, - even that of professional thieves and / SIR.-On hearing a sermon upon the robbers, who must either behave ho
resurrection, I was dissatisfied with nestly amongst themselves, or be pre
the assertions that the minister made, pared for an early destruction of their
| they appearing to me to be neither band.
philosophical nor scriptural. I thereThe above-mentioned assertion be
fore desire to ask information, through comes still more preposterous, when it your very excellent Magazine, If the is made respecting the Spartans, who same body shall be raised at the rewere a most hardy people, despising
surrection, or it will be a new body? every kind of luxury and effeminacy, if a new body, to say something of the and amongst whom the sneaking habit
nature of it and if the same numeriof Thieving was less probable than | cal parts of matter will be united amongst any other. Moreover, what
to the soul at the resurrection that should they steal? We are told, that are at this moment, to account for they had scarcely any private property the constant changes that are taking but their arms, and a man could not
place in the present body? and to be more completely disgraced, than by
say if it will be the same nume. the suspicion of indulgence; and for ' rical parts of matter that are unha the sake of avoiding it, they dined in
voiding it, they ained in to the soul at death, that shall be raised, public, and their children were edu
or the same body at some other period cated at the public expense. The l of our life ?_Your insertion of me more courage they displayed in brav- above into your Imperial Magazine, ing hardships, or in undergoing pri- | will oblige, vations, the more they were esteemed.
Your's, &c. This latter point explains in a most natural manner the story of the lad Low Moor Iron Works, and the fox, (supposing that such a 1 Oct. 30th, 1820.
| 1.-Ring-worm in Children's Heads. SIR,-In your Magazine for October, A correspondent requests that some col. 844, the following question is pro humane person, through the medium posed. By inserting the remarks of this Magazine, will prescribe a cure which I have subjoined, you will for what is generally called the Ring
worm in the heads of children. This Your humble Servant, disorder he thus describes : It begins Feb. 15th, 1821.
H. B. with the hair falling off from a circular “As vegctation is a principal source spot on the head, the skin of which for oxygen in the summer, what sub- being a little raised, and of a red stitute does nature employ for the re-colour. This. afterwards turns to a novation of the atmosphere in winter, white scale, and the skin becomes very to make up for the deficiency, when thick. Many remedies, he observes, the leaves of the plants are gone, and have been recommended, such as nitre, vegetation is in a manner suspended?” and sulphur ointment, vinegar, and
This question assumes as a fact, that Barbadoes tar, citron ointment, corvegetation is the principal source of rosive sublimate in ointment, and disoxygen; a point by no means esta solved in lime water, and in spirits ; blished. Dr. Priestley, and Ingen- but these and several others, in the case houz, made a number of experiments, to which he alludes, have been tried which seemed to favour the opinion, in vain, the white scale and thick skin that vegetables, when acted on by still continuing, so that no hair will grow light, emit oxygen, and absorb car on the spot. During the last twelve bonic acid ; and that the reverse takes months the head has been constantly place, during the abstraction of light. / shaved and kept clean, which has preMore recent experiments, however, vented the complaint from spreading. and particularly those of Ellis and 2.-On the Reunion of Married Persons Saussure, have been attended with
who had been separated. different results. Mr. Ellis inferred
A Subscriber wishes to know whefrom the experiments which he made,
ther it be lawful or not for a man and that oxygen is given out by vegetables,
woman who had been lawfully married only when directly exposed to the solar rays; and, that when not placed
together, but afterwards separated, and in this situation, whether there be
were married to other persons, to unite darkness, obscure light, or clear day,
together again, both having willingly
il quitted the second husband and wife? oxygen is absorbed, and carbonic
I and if such characters, living together, acid formed. Several other chemists
are fit to be admitted as members of a have repeated these experiments, and have obtained similar results.
religious society?- if the law, menThey
tioned Deuteronomy xxiv. 1-4. is aphave concluded, therefore, that the
plicable to such characters; or if there vegetation of plants is not the prin
be any law of our own nation made for cipal source from whence oxygen is
such a case? derived. The subject appears indeed to be involved in a good deal of ob- 3.-On Breaches of tender Engagements. scurity, and it yet remains to be disco- Adoloscenticlus, 'of Spalding, asks, Fered, whether vegetation is or is not Does a change of religious sentiment the only source of oxygen. Assuming, I justify a breach of tender attachment? however, that it is the principal source
4.-On Reading. from whence this gas proceeds; we
A. B. D. asks, What are the best remark, that during the winter season,
methods which can be adopted to invegetation is not entirely suspended ;
duce a person who has leisure to give the grasses, and many other plants,
| his attention to study and learning? and evergreen shrubs and trees, still continue to flourish, and of course
15.-On the Origin of Knighthood; by afford oxygen when exposed to the
J. Polperroc. rays of the sun: besides, as a smaller It is usual with translators to render quantity of carbonic acid is evolved the words Equites Aurati, by the Engduring the winter, it is obvious that lish words, Roman Knights; but I bea proportionably less quantity of lieve the only similarity there is beoxygen will be required.
tween this Roman order and our mo
dern knights, consists in the name. / such language mean, an eternal gift of Perhaps some one among your sub- the elect to Christ, in order to be scribers may be able to communicate redeemed by him. I apprehend, that an account of the origin of knighthood, the meaning is, such persons as became its intention, and rules; with the Christ's disciples were said to have been country to which it owes its birth. given by the Father to him. Information of this sort, for it includes 1. “All that the Father giveth me a variety of particulars, will tend much shall come to me,” John vi. 37. Giveth to illustrate the manners, and modes | being in the present tense, does not of thinking, of what are commonly favour the idea of an eternal gift. No denominated the dark ages.
stress is to be laid upon shall. The
context must determine whether the 6.-On Screw Turners.
word in the original should be transWm. Smith of Camborne, Cornwall, lated shall or will come. The following says, I have often heard it asserted, clause," and him that cometh to me, that a long turn-screw (or screw-driver) I will in nowise cast out," clearly deterwill turn a screw with greater ease mines that it should be translated will than a short one: if it will-required come: for if the will of the comer were the reason, and in what ratio does the not free, the latter clause of the verse power increase with its length? Sub- would be entirely inappropriate. It is mitting these to your judgment, I hope further to be observed, that our Lord you will give them a place as soon reproved the Jews, not because they as possible.
were reprobates, or had not been given to him from all eternity, but because,
baving seen him, they did not believe, Remarks on Passages of Scripture. v. 36. The word give in this place MR. EDITOR.
would seem to signify, not that a cerSir, I am of opinion that many pious tain number were eternally appointed and well-meaning persons have main- to salvation by Christ, but that all the tained erroneous views of several parts Jews who believed on Christ must have of the Gospels. The sources of these been previously prepared by a firm bemistakes, I apprehend, are the fol- lief of the scriptures concerning him. lowing: first,not distinguishing between “ We have found him of whom Moses our Lord's office as a Teacher, and that in the law, and the prophets, did write, of the Redeemer of mankind : secondly, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph," not considering that our Lord, as a John 1. 45.-“ And ye have not his minister of the circumcision, conformed word abiding in you; for whom he to Jewish peculiarities of thought and hath sent, him ye believe not." Ibid. expression, addressed himself to Jew- v. 38.-“ For had ye believed Moses, ish audiences, and inculcated obedi- ye would have believed me; for he ence to Jewish rites and ceremonies: wrote of me. But if ye believe not and, lastly, by attaching a spiritual his writings, how shall ye believe my meaning to language, which it was words.” Ibid. v. 46, 47. “Search the never intended should convey any other scriptures; for in them ye think ye meaning than the literal.
have eternal life, and they are they It is written, “No man can come
which testify of me. And ye will not unto me, except the Father, which come to me, that ye might have life.” hath sent me, draw him.” When it is Ibid. v. 39, 40. considered, who were our Lord's 2. “And this is the Father's will which audience, what was the main subject hath sent me, that of all which he hath of discourse, and what follows; it given me I should lose nothing, but will appear that the meaning of these should raise it up again at the last day.” words is, that no Jew could come to Ibid. vi. 39. It may be objected, that be his disciple, unless he were previ- hath given is consistent with an eternal Ously prepared by a knowledge of him | gift. Yes; but it is also consistent as the promised Messiah. This pas- with a temporal gift to discipleship, sage has been spiritualized, and made when the words are considered in to support an erroneous doctrine by reference to the last day. . At the last some, and has perplexed the system day, it would be proper to use given of others. Again, John speaks of indi- | in a past tense : “Behold I, and the viduals who were given to Jesus Christ. children which God hath given me." The system of John Calvin has made | Heb. ii. 13.