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BEING
An Universal Repository of Divine Knowledge.

FOR OCTOBER, 1783
BEAUTIFULLY EMBELLISHED with the following truly ELEGANT

COPPER-PLATE ENGRAVINGS : [1. An excellent PORTRAIT and STRIKING LIKENESS of the Right Reverend

and Hon. Dr. SHUTE BARRINGTGN, the present Lord BISHOP of SALISBURY,
elegantly engraved and drawn from an original Painting. 2. A Representation of the
Brazen Serpent, as set up in the Wilderness by Moses.]

AND CONTAINING
A greater Variety of important and interesting Subjects, conveyed in a delightful Manner,
than was ever given in any similar Publication whatever, viz.
Page

Page
MODERN CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHY.

The Happiness of a Pious Soul

175 Authentic Memoirs of the Rev. MISCELLANIES, and Hon. Dr. Shute Barrington, the

A scriptural Question present Lord Bishop of Salisbury, 147 Guardian of Christianity, No. II. ibid. ANTIENT CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHY, Scripture Geography

180 Memoirs of the Life of Policarp,

A Translation of Latin Verses 182 Bishop of Smyrna

149 POETRY. CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND ROMAN

The Complaint

283 ANTIQUITIES.

A Consolatory Hymn

ibid. Ecclefiaftical History, containing the

An Epitaph

184 State and Progress of the Chriftian Paraphrafe on Pfali cxlvii.

ibid. Church during the second Century 156 Hymn on the Times

ibid. Westminster Abbey, a De

On Ingratitude

185 History of the Jewish Religion 159

An Hymn

ibid. An Abridgment of the Sacred Hir.

Night a Poem

ibid. tory, from the Creation to the

Laus Deo

ibid. Time of the Einperor Constantine 160 LIST OF Books IN DIVINITY AND ASTRO-THEOLOGY.

MORALITY.
Sacred Truths; demonstrated from a

Containing Strictures on cach re.
Survey of the heavenly Bodies 165 spective Article

186 PHYSICO-THEOLOGY.

THE CHRONOLOGICAL Diary.
An Account of the Fiery Serpents,

Foreign Intelligence

ibid. by which the rebellious Israelites

Gazette, &c.

187 were mortally wounded 166 Domestic Occurrences

188 THE CHRISTIAN MONITOR.

Military Promotions

191 The Vanity of earthly Happiness 170 Ecclefiaitical Preferments

ibid. A Paraphrase and Exposition on

Birth

ibid. Psalm XI. 172 Marriages

ibid. Extra& from Dr. Young 173 Deaths

ibid. DIVINITY, SYSTEMATIC, HISTORIC, Bankrupts

192 Bill of Mortality

ibid. - Eyidences of the Christian Religion 174

on of 157

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AND PRACTICAL.

The Whole intended to promote the Cause of PIŁty and VIRTUE, and undertaken
By a SOCIETY of CLERGYMEN, of the Diocese of LONDON,
Who are honoured with Communications for the proper Accomplithment of their Design, from

the CLERGY and others in different Parts of the Kingdom.

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Printed for the EDITORS; and Published by ALEX, HOGG, at the King's Arms;

No. 16, Paternoster Row, by wkuma Letters to the EDITOR 8, Polt paid, are received.

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að oflicious felf importance, if not an evil minded maliciousness, have endeavoured to propagate a report that this work is fraught with ARMINIANISM, we appeal to all our readers, and the public, if we have given the least ground for such a mean calumny. The Editors of this Magazine have frequently hinted, and now publicly declare they are neither attached to, under the influence, nor directed by any one religious sect, or party, whatever. We have certainly a right, with all other enquirers after truth, to think and judge, for ourselves; but the narrow, confined diftin&tions of isms and ifts are equally indifferent to us. This Magazine shall ever be open to every good Christian, who loves the Lord Jesus in truth and sincerity, of whatever denomination; yet, though a Universal Repository of Christian-knowledge and practical-religion, the Editors and Proprietors have hitherto, and will continue in their fixed endeavours to support, and ropagate only such gospel truths, as are agreeable to, and contained in, the Articles, Homil.es, and Liturgy of the church of Enge land, as established at the Reformation.

It is strange a civil answer will not satisfy Mr. Non-Con, and that we are obliged, though much against our inclinations, to appear rude, in order to get rid of a troublesome guelt, We beg leave to inform this di&tatorial adviser, that we do not think his list of names would, in the leaft, serve the interest of the Christian's Magazine, nor do we land in need of such artificial props : but if the rev. divines, whom Non-Con alludes to, are of a different opinion, and anxious to proclaim their own consequence; we would advise them, to put a foolish, unmeaning negative into the News-papers-tell the world They are the only people of fenfe, abilities, &c. &c. &c. fit to conduct a religious publication ; and that they are not, nor will be, concerned in the Christian's Magazine. Sat verbum Sapienti.

The Effay, figned J. Maon, is written with accuracy, candour, and good sense ; but be. ing of too great a length for our miscellaneous department, we shall endeavour, and doubt not of obtaining room for it, in the publication he mentions, to which we have transmite ted it.

The proposal of Epicopus certainly claims oúr serious attention. The honour and advancement of the clerical profession is worthy the pen of the most dignified writer; and though we differ, in some points, from this ingenious observer, yet, the manner in which he has treated the subject, demands from us the greatest indulgence. We only with that this gentleman, before he thinks of publishing, would be pleased to carry his researches a little farther.

Quid Vis contains a fund of legal and conftitutional information; but the subject not being adapted to our plan will, we hope, be allowed a sufficient excuse, for our nút inserting the extracts he has been so obliging to favour us with. The moral of A Christian's prose-poetical vision is unex

nexceptionable; but we think our readers would be disgusted with his florid language, and pompous descriptions.

Allowing the motives of C. Twiss to be disinterested, and his zeal for the Church of England laudable, -yet, we cannot think his invectives would afford the least entertainment to a dispassionate reader; and, on our part, we are fully resolved never to make religion a pretence for personal malice and abuse.

Sacerdos, B. Wilkins, and some others, if posible, in our next, but William Stuart is inadmissible.

The instances alluded to in our laft, upon which we grounded our thoughts of Mr. Swain, we have examined, at his particular request, and find from his own explanation of circum. stances, that we possibly might have been deceived.

Our next Magazine will be embellished with an elegant Portrait of Dr. BUTLER, the present Bishop of Oxford ; and also with a North Prospect of the Cathedral Church of Landaff.

The Editors beg, that any communications for this Magazine may be Post PAID, and particularly directed for them to the Care of Mr. Hogg,who has already fignified his with to resign the publication, unless we can free him from any trouble, excepting merely that which attends the sale of it. The Editors never intended Mr. Hoog to be respondble for their conduct, confequer'tly such persons as have any thing to say, or hints to propose, &c. must not trouble him on the occalion, otherwise than by addressing the EDITORS as before requested

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TheRight Rev.SH!D!SHUTEBARRINGTON

LORD BISHOP of SALISBURY. DAccurately Drawn 3 Engraved from an Original Picture)

taken from the Lefel.

Published by Alex"Hrag N:16, Paternoster Row Nor" 1783.

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tion as

THE PRESENT LORD BISHOP

OF SALISBURY,

CHANCELLOR OF THE ORDER OF

THE GARTER, AND BROTHER
TO LORD VISCOUNT BARRING-

TON.

explanation of Revealed Religion. He lost his father when he was fix months old. At a period of life when he was capable of forming a judgment on so important a quer

that of a profession, he was led, from inclination, to decide in favour of the church; his three elder brothers having chosen the army, the law, and the sea.

Dr. Barrington received the first principles of his education at Eton school, which well-conducted seminary has produced many learned and eminent public characters. From Eton his lordship was removed to Merton college in Oxford; in which fociety he entered as a gentleman commoner, A. D. 1752, and was elected fellow of the same in 1755. It is well known that Dr. Barrington applied the whole time of his residence with diligence and an unwearied appli

cation

(With a Portrait of his Lordship, elegantly engraved from an ori

ginal drawing.) THE subject of these memoirs,

Dr. Shute Barrington, L.L.D. and the present bishop of Salisbury, is the youngest son of the late lord viscount Barrington, who was highly diftinguished by his talents, abilities, and writings in the defence and

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