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ter leaving the bath was a little deep- the manner they had pointed out. er coloured than common Sherry or It is therefore with much pleasure Sicily wine. Treated with the sul. we recommend its perusal" (in the phat of iron, a strong purplish brown last number of professor, Barton's precipitate was produced.” In the Medical and Physical Journal *) to several succeeding experiments, the all the lovers of philosophy and med. results were similar, the third ex. icine in our country. cepted ; in which however he re Private intelligence has been re.' mained immersed but one hour and ceived that the author of the above five minutes.

pamphlet has tried a number of exIn his subsequent experiments, he periments with tincture of rhubarb, tested the urine voided after he had and has demonstrated by alkaline been into the madder bath by the tests, that it is absorbed through the "caustic or moderately carbonated skin as well as the madder. The potash, which turns urine slightly urine voided after immersion in the tinged with madder of a cranberry above tincture upon the addition of red” To detect whatever there an alkaline test became of a bright might be of fallacy in the experi. orange color. ments, the caustic potash was put into urine, in which there could be " In justice to the merits of the Meda none of the coloring principle of the ical and Physical Fournal of Philadel. madder, and no change took place in phia, we are compelled to remark, that the color of the urine. Various other it comprises such a history of the new experiments were made with a view facts, which are daily unfolding in to ascertain if the change in the col. physics and medicine, that it deserves or of the urine could have taken the perusal of all who cultivate a knowla place from other causes than the ab. edge of those sciences. sorption of the coloring principle of the madder through the skin. None A work is about to issue from the could be detected. No candid mind press of T. B. Wait, and Company, oan peruse the pamphlet of Dr. Mus. entitled, Sacred Extracts from the sey without believing his experi. Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments have been amply sufficient to ments, for the more convenient attaindemonstrate the doctrine of cutaneous ment of a knowledge of the inspired absorption. This mode of experi. writers. For the use of schools and menting evinces an original mind, families. while the variety of his experiments The following passage, from the shew a clear and comprehensive advertisement of the editor, will view of the merits of his subject. show the principles, upon which the With one exception, where the dic. selection has been made. “ He sol. tion seems to savor of levity, his style emnly assures the readers of this is simple, precise, nervous, and in volume, that in exercising his judg. every respect peculiarly suited to the ment and taste, respecting the passanature of his subject. We do not ges best adapted to interest and in. now recollect to have seen any simic struct youth, he has most religiously lar production of a young man in our endeavored to avoid all bias in ficountry and times, which has so vour of any particular sect or opinion. much merit as has this pamphlet of He affects no indifference toward the Dr. Mussey, whether it be consider- several schemes, which are professed. ed in relation to the originality and ly derived from the sacred writings: accuracy of his mode of experiment. but he conceived that this was not ing, the plain, simple manner of nar. the place to allow his preference and rating his experiments, or the im- convictions to appear. He has ever portance of the fact they establish. come to the task of preparing the The Lyceum of Philadelphia would copy for the press, under a lively do no more than justice to Dr. Mus. sense that “the ground was holy;" sey, were the society to award to and he has endeavored to “ put off” him the premium, which they had all prejudices and preposessions. By offered to any gentleman who should such as examine it with a similar spisatisfactorily discuss the subject after rit, he rejoices in the persuasion that

uprightness of views and impartialis highly prized, than any other com. ty in execution will be allowed him; mendation.” and this will, as it ought, be more

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We have received from the Rev. Dr. Kendall a further communication or the subject of our review of his Sermon, and our remarks on his Address to the Reviewers.* To this review and these remarks, we refer our readers, who wish to re-examine this subject. In addition to what we have already said to relieve the Doctor's mind, as to the charge in which he supposed himself involved, by a passage in our remarks, introductory to the review we willingly say, because we respect his character, and wish to promote his usefulness, that, while we adhere to the correctness of the following, a general remarks, viz. “ The popular cry against confessions, though speciou: in its pretensions, we can view in no other light, than that of a masked at tack upon the doctrines of grace," and that, “ in general it is aimed at th prostration of evangelical truth”-and while we “ repeat the expression d our regret, that Dr. K. should have placed himself in a situation to feel 'hin self implicated,” by the above remarks ; yet, as we originally intended t make it depend upon himself, whether or not they should apply to him, afte a personal interview with the Dr. and a frank disclosure on his part of bi views of the evangelical doc'rines of the Gospel, we have great satisfactio in expressing our full belief, that the remarks alluded to are not applicabl to Dr. K. While we dissent from the Dr.' in his opinion of the expediend of Creeds and Confessions, and lament his having joined the public hue an cry against them, at a time when so many have departed from vi the fait once delivered to the Saints,” we yet believe, because he has declared i " that his general views of the doctrines of the gospel,” correspond with thos of the “ learned and pious Dr. Doddridge ;” and that such as this amiab divine believed to be the truth of God, are the doctrines, which it is his ail to preach and defend ; and in pursuing this course, he has our sincere wis es for his success.

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Sir Isaac Newton, a most regard for him; and often des celebrated English philosopher clared, that she thought herself and mathematician, and one of happy to live at the same time the greatest geniusses that ever as he did, and to have the pleas. appeared in the world, was de. ure and advantage of his conver. scended from an ancient family sation. in Lincolnshire, where he was T his eminent philosopher was born in the year 1642. His remarkable for being of a very powers of mind were wonderfully meek disposition, and a great comprehensive and penetrating. lover of peace. He would rath. Fontenelle says of him; “ that er have chosen to remain in ob. in learning mathematics he did scurity, than to have the sereni. not study Euclid, who seemed to ty of his days disturbed by those him too plain and simple, and storms and disputes, which genius upworthy of taking up his time. and learning often draw upon He understood him almost before those who are eminent for them. be read him: a cast of his eye on We find him reflecting on the the contents of the theorems of controversy respecting his optic that great mathematician, seem. lectures, (in which he had been ed to be sufficient to make him almost unavoidably engaged,) in master of them.” Several of his the following terms: "I blamed works mark a profundity of my own imprudence, for parting thought and reflection, that has with so real a blessing as my quiet, astonished the most learned men. to run after a shadow." He was highly esteemed by the The amiable quality of modesty university of Cambridge ; and stands very conspicuous in the was twice chosen to represent character of this great man's that place in parliament. He mind and manners. He never was also greatly favored by spoke, either of himself or others, queen Anne, and by George the in such a manner, as to give the irst. The princess of Wales most malicious censurers the afterwards queen consort of least occasion even to suspect England, who had a turn for him of vanity. He was candid philosophical inquiries, used free and affable ; and he did not as. quently to propose questions to sume any airs of superiority over dim. This princess had a great those with whom he associated. Vob. II. New Series.

He never thought either his merit works have procured him, though or his reputation, sufficient to they have commanded a fame excuse him from any of the com. lasting as the world.” mon offices of social life. Though The disorder of which he died, he was firmly attached to the was supposed to be the stone in church of England, he was averse the bladder; which was, at times, to the persecution of the Non. attended with so severe parox. conformists. He judged of men ysms, as to occasion large drops by their conduct; and the true of sweat to run down his face. schismatics, in his opinion, were in these trying circumstances, the vicious and the wicked. This he was never heard to utter the liberality of sentiment did not least complaint, nor to express spring from the want of religion; the least impatience. for he was thoroughly persuaded He departed this life in the of the truth of Revelation ; and eighty-fifth year of his age; and amidst the great variety of books in his principles and conduct which he had constantly before through life, has left a strong and him, that which he loved the best, comfortable evidence, that the and studied with the greatest ap. highest intellectual powers har. plication, was the Bible. He monize with religion and virtue; was, indeed, a truly pious man: and that there is nothing in chris. and his discoveries concerning tianity, but what will abide the the frame and system of the uni. scrutiny of the soundest and verse, were applied by him to most enlarged understanding. demonstrate the being of a God, How great and satisfactory à and to illustrate his power and confirmation is it to the sincere, wisdom. He also wrote an ex. humble Christian, and what an cellent discourse, to prove that insurmountable barrier does it the remarkable prophecy of Dan- present to the infidel, to perceive iel's weeks, was an express pre. in the list of Christian believers, diction of the coming of the the exalted and venerable names of Messiah, and that it was fulfilled Bacon, Boyle, Locke, Newton, in Jesus Christ.

Addison, and Lyttelton! men who The testimony of the pious must be acknowledged to be orand learned Dr. Dodůridge to the naments of human nature, when most interesting part of this great we consider the wide compass of man's character, cannot be omit. their abilities, the great extent of ted on the present occasion. their learning and knowledge, According to the best informa and the piety, integrity, and be. tion,” says he, "whether pub. Deficence of their lives. These lic or private, I could ever ob. eininent characters firmly adher. tain, his firm faith in the divine ed to the belief of christianity, Revelation discovered itself in after the most diligent and exact the most genuine fruits of sub. researches into the life of its stantial virtue and piety; and Founder, the anthenticity of .. consequently gives us the justest records, the completion of IS reason to conclude, that he is now prophecies, the sublimity of its rejoicing in ihe happy effects of doctrines, the purity of its po it, infinitely more than in all the cepts, and the arguments of applause which his philosophical adversaries.

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