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Mount-street, Grosven ton in Spain, under Providence, their Mr.URBAN,
nor-square, Feb. 2. happy issue will readily determine. A PARAGRAPH o avere appeared
This celebrated Group of Phidias in the Morning Herald, of the will, therefore, be correctly cast in 21st January, respecting the grand bronze from the antique marble, National Monument to be dedicated eighteen feet bigh, to illustrate this by the Ladies of Great Britain to the achieveinent. The base will consist celebration of our triumphs over the of continued groups in bronze. To monstrous power of Buonaparle, in perpetuate the most signal proofs of which it is stated that the Head of the genius and valour of the Duke of the Duke of Wellington is to be sub. Wellington, the battles of the Douro, stituted for that of the colossal statue Salamanca, Vittoria, and Thoulouse, of the Monte Cavallo Group, must have been preferred in these compohave appeared so very absurd to every sitions ; a scale has been observed, to reader whose taste has been corrected transmit with effect the portraits of by an acquaintance with Antiquities his Grace, and the most distinguished and the Fine Arts, that a bint at least Officers who fought under him. of what is really intended, in the de Yours, &c.
Rich. WESTMACOTT. sign approved by the Committee, to carry the Monument into execution,
Great Ormond-street, may be necessary, both in justice to
Feb. 7, 1815. myself as the Artist to be employed, N the second of my two Letters to and to the British Publick who are iny learned friend Dr. Herbert particularly interested in such a work. Marsh, the Lady Margaret Profissor
of the iwo colossal figures, each of Divinity in the University of Camrestraining an unbroken steed, on the bridge, containing a succinct HistoriQuirinal still at Rome, the finest has cal Account of the Controversy respect. always been ascribed to the hand of ing the three Heavenly Witnesses, or Phidias ; it certainly has never been the authenticity of 1 John Ep. v.
2, I equalled for lostiness of conception have stated at some lenjin the arguand grandeur of form, and a cast from inent in its favour, from the literal it has ever been a desideratum in the and complete insertion of it in the Northern Academies of Sculpture and Confession of Faith presented by the Painting. The present patriotic sub- African Prelates to King Hunneric. scription was deemed an incident fa- That Confession of Faith fills the vourable for obtaining a correct mo whole of the third book of the Histodel of it; a circumstance the more de- ria Persecutionis Vundalicæ of Victor sirable, as the aotique marble has been Vitensis. The best edition of it is in many parts decomposed by expose that of Dom Ruinart, published in ure to the atmosphere, and will soon 1694. In the Preface, Dom Ruinart be in a mouldering state.
cites four manuscripts of it, one in the To the British publick at large, Benedictine Monastery of St. Martin however, the group in question was des Champs, the three others in the thought to offer a much more power. Colbertine Library at Paris. ful motive for its adoption, inasmuch The three last manuscripts I have as the appropriating it to the present caused to be examined, and shall copy purpose actually transfers a wreath the verse, as it stands in each of them ; to the brow of our own Hero from first inserting a copy of the verse as it that of his great Rival in arms; for stands in the Vulgate. it is a fact, that when Napoleon had In the Vulgate, it is expressed in subjugated the states and entire po- the following words: “ Tres sunt, qui pulation of Germany, whose power testimonium dant in Cælo: Pater, Verunited be had reason to dread, the bum, et Spiritus sanctus : et hi tres Group in question was selected for a unum sunt." device on a medal struck by him to 1. In the Codex Regius, No. 5315, sommemorate that event. With how membranaceus, olim Colbertinus, much more propriety the curbing his sæc. xv. fol. xvi. recto:
• Tres sunt, power, and subduing its uogovernable qui testimonium dant in cælo, Pater, effects by British constancy and perse- filius, et Spiritus Sanctus : et hii tres verance, might be applied to the illus
unum sunt." trious example of the great Welling, II. la the Codex Regius, No.
2015, membranaceus, olim Colberti vourable to the Unitarian scheme ; nus, sæc. X. (at non numerato verso:) but why he fancies so (if he does so “ Tres sunt, qui testimonium perhi- fancy) I am at a loss to discover. bent in cælo, Pater et Filius et Spiri Is it because the venerable Father detus Sanctus : ei ii tres unum sunt.” clares “ there is but one God ?" or
In the margin the following words because, as be goes on to declare, are written : “ Nota. In Epistola there is “ one Jesus Christ, his only beati Joannis ita legendum.”
begotten Son?” This learned FreeIII. In the Codex Regios 2796, holder doubtless knows, that the first membranaceus, item olim Colberti Article of our Church is, “ There is nus, sæc. xiii. it is expressed in the but one living and true God.” And following words : “ Tres sunt, quites- be probably knows also, that because timonium perhibent in cælo, Paler, Christ is the only begotten of the FaVerbum et Spiritus sancius, et hi tres ther, we therefore infer, that he is unum sunt." This is the reading of the same nature or essence with the adopted by Ruinart. The importance Father, and consequently very God. of the verse, and tbe contests which But of inferences there is no need, it has occasioned, make me think, that when the testimonies, as in Scripture, this account of its state in the manu so in the Fathers, are express and inscripts I have mentioned, would be numerable. In the relation of the acceptable to some of your biblical martyrdom of Ignatius, immediately readers ; and I shall be obliged to any before the passage which the Freeof your Correspondents to inform me, holder quotes, are these words: “Traif any thing important has appeared jan replied, And who is Theophorus ?” on the subject, sioce the publication Ignatius: “ He who has Christ in his of Dr. Marsh's important Letters to breast.” Then the second question Mr. Archdeacon Travis. C. B. after that quotation is this : “ Tra
jan: Dost thou then carry Him who Mr. URBAN,
Feb. 9. was crucified within thee?” Ignatius : HE Correspondent who assumed “ I do: for it is written, I will dwell
in them, and walk in them.” Which ly coufesses, that he never did read the words, as any one may satisfy bimself ** vast collection of quotations from by turning to 2 Cor. vi. 16. are spoken the Greek and Latin Fathers” in Dr. of the living God : “ Ye are the temPriestley's renowned work; and for ple of the living God; as God hath this reason, because, whenever be took said, I will dwell in them, and walk up that matchless performance, he in them.” And if your Correspondent could not endure the abuse of autho. will turn, as the margin directs, to the rities and perversion of argument, passages in the Old Testament, to which, wherever hedipt, almost every which the Apostle refers, he will find, page exhibited. This, however, be both in Leviticus xxvi. 12. compared begs leave to say in his own defence, with verses 1, 2, 13, and in Èzek. that about the time of this contro xxxvii. 27, 28, that it was Jehovah versy, perhaps a little before it began, that spoke this. he did read all the Apostolical Fa Who then, following the holy fathers, and not a few of their imme- ther to his scriptural authorities, does diate successors, and has, from that not see at once, that in assertivg that time to this, been almost in the daily Christ dwelt in hin, he declared his habit of consulting them. And “ the belief, that Christ was Jehovah, the result of this diligent inquiry," if a living God? Accordingly be often exSussex Freeholder is, as he professes pressly calls him God; as in the Inbimself (p. 32), willing to attend to it, scription of his Epistle to the Epheis this : That, if there is any meaning sians: “according to the will of the in words, these early Fathers uni Father, and Jesus Christ our God.” formly taught and believed, as the 66 There is one Physician, both fleshly Church of Eogland does, that Jesus and spiritual ; made and not made ; Christ, the Son of God, is God and God incarnate.” ib. 7. “ For vur Man.
God Jesus Christ was, according to I suppose, from the question which the dispensation of God, conceived in this' Correspondent asks, be imagines the womb of Mary, of the seed of Da“the very remarkable words of Ig- vid, by the Holy Ghost.” § 18. In watius," which he produces, are fa- the loscription of his Epistle to the
Romans, the .expression, “ Jesus the Church : besides which there were Christ our God,” occurs twice ; and, Market Crosses and boundary Crosses | 3. he says, “ For even our God pot a few. As it is now a rare cirJesus Christ, now that he is in the cumstance to meet with a perfect Father, does so much the more ap Cross, I presume the representation pear.”
of one still standing at Henly in ArMany other passages, equally in den, Warwickshire, (see Plate II.) poiot, might be adduced from the will not be unacceptable to your reashort but highly valuable works of ders. The base, shaft, and capital Ignatius; but these are sufficient. of this Cross are composed of three As soon as he made the declaration of separate stones; the shaft being morbis faith before quoted, Trajan gavė tised into the base and capital. On command, merely because of that the four faces of the capital wete confession, that he “should be car- niches, containing, 1. the Rood ; 2. ried hound by soldiers to Rome, there the Trinity ; 3. St. Peter, with his to be thrown to the beasts, for the key: the 4th, fallen away. The head entertainment of the people.” Which of this highly-superstitious Marketsentence when the holy martyr heard, Cross is reported to bave been prehe cried out with joy, “I thank thee; served from destruction by having O Lord, that Thou bast vouchsafed to been covered by a ,shed for many honour me with a perfect love to years.
T. F. wards Thee; and hast made me to be put in iron bonds with Thy Apostle Paul.” To Rome therefore he was On the Origin and Policy of the Poortaken ; and having. “ prayed to the RATEK. Suggested by Mr. SAAV Son of God in behalf of the Churches, Mason's Parochial Survey in IREall the brethren kpeeling down,” he was with all haste led into the Amphi.
" Labor omnia vincit theatre, on a very solema day," 13
Improbus, et duris urgens in rebus Cal. of January, (Dec. 20, A.D. 108)
VIRGIL. when there was an unusual concourse
Feb. 2. of the people, and delivered to the cruel beasts.
THE Statistical Work of Mr. Shaw These things are attested by those who were themselves eye-wil. noise at present in Ireland, I consider nesses ;" who thus conclude their ac as the harbinger of some great pacount of this “ niost valiant Martyr tional measure, that, it is not difficult of Christ,” who" trod under foot the to foretell, will shortly take place in devil, and perfected the course he had that country. Anotber harbinger is piously desired, in Christ Jesus our the great Parliamentary inquiry now Lord ; By whom, and with whom, all carrying on, concerning the Records Glory and Power be to the Father, in all parts of the United Kingdom; with the Blessed Spirit, for ever and in wbich inquiry that gentleman has ever. Amen." Wake's A post. Fa
also taken no inconsiderable part. In thers, p. 131-137.
the former of tbese inquiries parti Intreating pardon for this uninten- cularly, the condition of the great tionally long letter, I am, Mr. Urban, body of the people who in Ireland with nuch respect, your faithful ser. may, without a strained expressioni, vaot; and, I humbly trust, a follower be denominated the Poor, is in train of the truth as it is in Christ Jesus, to be fully investigated; when, out of
PERHAPS. the discoveries drawn from the most
authentic sources, a salutary, a long. Mr. URBAN,
Feb. 5. prayed-for, and lasting remedy will THE zeal of Reformation in the be derived. Many other questions,
directed against those distinguishing reader will directly suggest to himcharacteristics of countries subject to self) questions that agitate and alarm the Pope, calied Crosses, of which unceasingly the public miod, will then every Parish was io possession of one,
be set at rest fore ver.
But, as this placed usually in the Church-yard, event is fast approaching, and will be and near to the South entrance of usbered in by no ordinary persons, it Gent. Mac. February, 1815.