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treasury. And that this is no gratuitous query of ours will presently appear.

Our readers may recollect that in "A Letter to the Members of both Houses of Parliament on the Dissenters' Petitions, by a late Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford," reviewed in our eleventh volume, it was expressly stated that if the payment of Church-rates, Easter-dues, and other ecclesiastical demands were voluntary on the part of the Dissenters, it would be improper, not to say unlawful, to receive such offerings to the Church; since the primitive discipline forbade the clergy to receive into the treasury of God's house the offerings of excommunicated persons, which our Church in her canons plainly declares the Dissenters, as long as they continue such, to be.' This may serve to explain why, in many parishes, where a voluntary subscription has been tendered by the objectors to a compulsory rate, it has been haughtily spurned and rejected by the Church. But in an offering from the Dissenters, adds the Writer referred to, it clearly is not; as they only pay it upon compulsion. In what light is it to be regarded? Simply as an offering from 'the king, who is a communicant, or from the nation, of whom about nine-tenths' (we pass over this mis-statement) profess 'to worship God according to the true religion,' be taught by the Church of England. This consideration, it is added, may serve at once to remove all scruples. All that we need look to is the 'character of the offerer.' Now, if such be the case, that it would be unlawful for the Church to receive the voluntary offerings of Dissenters, surely it must be admitted that Dissenters ought not voluntarily to concur in the granting of Church-rates. For the honour of the Church, and to remove all possible scruples on the part of its ministers, let them yield to compulsion only. Should it, however, appear that they have both a choice and a power in the matter, it is clear that they ought to resist the exaction; otherwise their tribute, lawful only when compelled, will become a benevolence. Now that they have a choice and a power of resistance, the Louth Case makes plain enough; and the public are under the highest obligations to Mr. Paddison, who has so ably argued the whole question in the pamphlet before us. had intended to give an abstract of his very eloquent and argumentative speech; but our limits restrain us, and we must conclude with strongly recommending the tract to the attentive perusal of our readers.

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* March, 1834. Vol. XI. p. 169.



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ABBOTSFORD, and Newstead Abbey. By
the author of The Sketch Book,' 142;
extracts, 142-150.

Abdy's journal of a residence and tour in

the United States of North America,
89; America to be viewed as a grand
experiment in political economy, ib.;
England taunted with having entailed
slavery on America, 90; 'the aristo-
crasy of the skin,' 91; our author speaks
out on the subject, 92; his object is not
to lower the Americans as a people in
our esteem, 93; their unreasonable an-
tipathy to the African, 94; if the ef-
fect of slavery, it also upholds it, 95;
mob-law in New England, 96; aboli-
tion of slavery in the state of New
York, 97, 8; laws preventing the mar
riage of a white person to a black, 98, 9;
anecdote, 100; are the free coloured
population a more immoral race? 100-
102; author's conversation with dr.
Channing, 102; the free blacks have
nothing of freedom but the name, 103;
increase of the black population, 104;
the excessive love of dress in America,
105; and their toryism, 106; the pride
of caste is a substitute for the gradations
of rank, 107; their dread of a mixture
of the races, 108, 9; the conduct of
the Americans does not coincide with
their own declaration of independence,
109, 10; extract, 111, 12; Russia is a
land of liberty compared to Georgia or
Louisiana, 112; what is law in one
state is not law in another, 113; Wash-
ington the very focus of slavery,
114-116; this prejudice to the blacks
could have gained ground only in the
time of profound national tranquillity,
117; the assumption of inferiority in
mixed breeds at variance with physio-
logical science, 118; extract, 119, 20;
complexion, in America, of more con-
sequence than character, 120; the anti-
Christian character of this antipathy,
121-24; even the foreign policy of
the nation influenced by it, 125, 26.

Abstract of evidence before the Select
Committee appointed by Parliament to
enquire into the extent, causes, &c., of
the prevailing vice of intoxication, 283;
certain changes in the form and pressure
of modern drunkenness, ib.; the pre-
sent gin-shop a greater evil than the an-
cient ale-house, 284; the increase of
intoxication truly appalling, ib.; where
is the remedy for it? 285; the claims
of the temperance societies, ib.; five
points for them to answer, 286, 87;
neutrality unjustifiable with respect to
temperance societies, 287; testimony of
medical men regarding ardent spirits,
288-93; address of the Ulster tem-
perance society, 293-5; why should men
covenant together against this particular
vice? 296, 7; is there Scripture war-
rant for the principle? 297-303; the
worst enemy the temperance societies
have had to contend with, has been ridi-
cule, 303; but that the cause has been
hurt in the conduct of her friends, is no
argument against it, 304.

Abstract of the Douay Catechism, 11;
and see Mendham.

American Slavery. See Jay's slavery in
America, and Abdy's journal.

America and her Institutions. See New
England; Latrobe's rambles; Colton's


American Almanack and repository of use-
ful knowledge for the year 1835, 257.
Amulet, 491; the Bengal missionary,'
504-506; full of mis-statements, 506;
contributors to this year's Amulet,
506, 7.

Annuals, illustrations to the, 412; the
Christian Keepsake, ib.; the Landscape
Annual, ib.; Heath's Picturesque An-
nual, 413; Oriental Annual, ib.; the
English Annual, 414.

Beattie's Switzerland, 236; a really, not
relatively, cheap work, ib.; the subjects
of the plates are sufficiently varied, and
of high interest, 237.

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Blackburn's Salvation of Britain intro-
ductory to the conversion of the world,
237; our duty to seek the conversion
of our countrymen for the sake of the
world, 238-241.

Black's Church its own Enemy, being an
answer to the pamphlets of the rev.
dr. Chalmers, 84; a triumphant expo-
sure of the doctor's blunders, ib.; ex-
tract, 84, 5.

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Boothroyd's Holy Bible, 332; is at once
critical and popular, 337.
Broadhurst's letter to lord Melbourne

on the Irish Church and Irish tithes,
151; tithe in Ireland is collected for a
Church alien to the people, ib.; extract,
152, 3; our author's suggestion that
the Irish Catholic Church be endowed,
153, 4; Dissenterism and the endowed
Church, 155, 6.

Brougham's (lord) discourse of Natural
Theology, 165; the best description of
natural theology is furnished by the pen
of inspiration, ib.; lord Bacon's dis-
tinction between Revelation and natural
religion, 166; cannot Revelation be
established by any evidence, without
proving natural religion? 167; author's
statement on the subject, 167-9; more
ingenious than accurate, 169; the light
of reason never conducted men to right
reasoning, 170; the utility of the ser-
vices of natural religion as subsidiary to
the great help of Revelation is unde-
niable, 171; beyond the fact of the
divine existence, Revelation is the
source of the only certain knowledge
which natural theology comprehends,
172; natural theology far above all
other sciences, 173-75; the present vo-
lume reflects honour on the author, 176;
its contents, ib.; reproof of the perverse-
ness of scientific infidelity, 176, 7; Ray,
Derham, and Paley, 177; author at-
tempts to shew the unsoundness of the
argumentum à priori, 178-80; all rea-
soning must assume something that is
known, 181; the ancient theists, 182, 83;
the deontological or ethical branch of
natural theology, 183; contents of 'the
Notes' appended to present volume,
184; altogether it presents indications
of a sincere desire to promote the best
interests of humanity, 184.
Brockedon's road book from London to
Naples, 231; an indispensable compa-
nion for travellers to Naples, ib.; and a
most complete road-book, 232; speci-
men of the work-the road from Spoleto
to Rome, 232-36.

Chaloner's grounds of the Catholic doc-
trine, 11. See Mendham. 1-1914
Church, the; a dialogue between John
Brown and William Mason, 157. - *.

rates, law and practice of, 519.
Clement of Alexandria, some account of
the writings and opinions of, by the
bishop of Lincoln, 307; extract, 308,
9; birth-place of Clement doubtful,
310; probably at Athens, 311; extract
from Clement's Hortatory Address
to the Greeks.' 312; his Pædagogue,'
313; his heau ideal of the Christ-
ian profession, 314; the hypotyposes,'
315; was Clement really its author?

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Coleridge's Table Talk, see Specimens. :
Colton's tour of the American Lakes,
&c., 257; not the appropriate name for
the volume, 279; which is a memorial
disclosing the character and prospects of
the Indian race, ib.; and which does
credit to the author's principles, 281.
Commemoration of the Reformation.. See
Horne's protestant memorial.
Condensed commentary and family expo-
sition of the Holy Bible, 332; speci-
men, 336, 37.
Conder's Dictionary of Geography, 217;
a work of extensive and original re-
search, 218; extract, 218, 19; admi-
rable summary of the leading facts con-
nected with climatology, 219, 20; ar-
ticle Turk, combining historical with
geographical matter, 220, 21; claims of
the work to public patronage, 221.

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Italy, 221; an extensive library
might be formed out of merely the mo-
dern works that have been written about
Italy, 222; excellence of present work
as a skilful abridgment, as well as a ju-
dicious selection, 223; combined with
considerable originality, ib. extract
from the preface, 223, 24; an example
of the composition and concentration of
the work, 224, 25; contents of first
volume, 225; the Vall Ombrosa, 225,
6; Rome, 226 31; value of present
work to the traveller, and the instructor
of youth, 231.

Coverdale's English translation of the
Bible, specimens of, 338-40.

Dick's dissertation on Church Polity, 157;
contents, ib.; extracts, 158-60. «!
Delamotte's characters of trees, 804; va-
lue of the work, 306.

Ellis's Christian Keepsake for 1886, 340;
its illustrations, ib.; poetical extracts,
341-44; recollections of Wilberforce,
344-16; the shepherd's vigil,' 346, 47.

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