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wars, and the evil passions that produce family had not quite run out in his time,

them. This minister of the gospel, thinks relinquished his intention, expressing withal A careful and free Inquiry into the Nature not with us; he thinks that the Quakers his belief that “sum o’ his bairns, or, aiblins,

have of late been suffered to get along too sum o' his bairns' bairns, wull migrate to and Tendency of the religious Principles of the Society of Friends, commonly call- quietly; he says, their principles are

an- that laun o’ free toleration,” and “comed Quakers, &c. By William Craig time has come, when some such able man be had in the toon of that singulair and

ti-christian, and evidently believes, the pleet the wark, out o' the rich materials to Brownlee, A. M. Minister of the Gospel.

as himself should set about exposing them graite maun, Maister William Penn.” We Philadelphia, 1824. 8vo.

to universal reprobation. It is not strange regret, as the work did not see the light We are not Quakers, nor is religious con- that Mr B. should be a bigot, thinking that within the time that the old man seems to troversy our favourite study; but when nothing can be believed or understood as have contemplated, that it should ever have this work was handed us a short time ago, it should be, by them who do not make his been produced. After the “ proem” folwe carefully read it, and the result of our creed their rule of belief,—for the world lows another address to the reader, setting reflections upon it we propose to give our holds many such unfortunate people ; but it forth, what, we believe in spite of Mr readers. The principles of this sect have is strange, that he should think of attack- Brownlee's example, is the truth, that“ rebeen often and thoroughly examined by ing with his most especial wrath, the reli- ligious inquiry, and even controversy, is others, and amply, and voluminously, ex: gious principles of a society, which the best perfectly consistent with the loveliest explained by themselves; and we could not men of all denominations of Christians were, ercise of charity," and that “politeness exactly understand why. William Craig as we thought, willing to acknowledge as and courtesy should preside over religious Brownlee happened to think it worth while an established Christian sect. The man-debates.” How far this “minister of the for him to write this book at this time? ner of this attack is not less strange; in- gospel” has exercised charity, and how After all the examination and it has been deed, we are very happy to acknowledge, much he is governed by the rules of politea close one-that we have made of his book, that there is, throughout, a very laudable ness and courtesy, our readers will presentwe can discover no reasonable cause for conformity between the design of the work ly see, in the extracts which we purpose to this strange proceeding. We thought, to and its execution. His book begins by a make. Then follow what are called maxuse this author's own language, that they formal dedication to his uncle, a professor ims; at the end of which he says, that the had taken their place” among Christian of anatomy in the University of Glasgow. Quakers in this controversy are the assailsects, that “they dwelt in the presence of Next follows an adverstisement to the read ants, and he the defendant; because, all their brethren;" we thought, and still er, setting forth the author's diffidence saith he, the publication of the opinions of think, that a society, which, as a body, had (which is the first and last time that his a society has in it the nature of an open gloriously distinguished itself in the pro- diffidence appears in the book), and hinting challenge! Of course, Mr Brownlee conmotion of many acts of justice and charity, that he has taken great pains in collecting siders himself as having undergone the a society, that early raised its voice against materials, and that if his work take with challenge of every body who has written a the slave trade-one of the foulest blots in the public, he may be induced to mention book ; we hope our valiant champion will, the history of Christian nations, a society how much pains it cost, him. Next is a in mercy to the “reading public,"-who which has produced such men as Penn, and long and minute table of contents. Then must be in some sort seconds and bottle-holdBenezet, and Fothergill, and Reynolds, and comes what the author sees fit to call the ers,-play recreant occasionally, and not which numbers among its members the he- proem, which occupies thirty-seven pages do battle on all these provocations. After roic Mrs Fry, might have been permitted with the story of the rebellion of the Pres- two mottos, we reach the first part of the to enjoy its own principles in peace. We byterians in Scotland, during the time of main work, which is styled “ An Historical thought, and still think, that the principles Charles II. ;-which is rendered peculiarly Dissertation on the Origin, Rise, &c. of the which led to actions such as theirs, are pleasant by a reference to the part that Society of Friends.” In this part he enjustly entitled to the denomination of Chris- the author's great-great-grandfather bore deavours to show, that certain opinions tian; for we are inclined, with all defer- therein. We are to understand that this held by Plato, with some modifications, ence to Mr Brownlee, to think there is tol-“great progenitor” was a star of pretty were also held by divers of the ancient erable authority for believing, that “the considerable magnitude among the Presby- Christian writers in the first and second tree is known by its fruit."

We thought, terians of old, as Mr B. succeeds in finding centuries of the Christian era, were receivas the Quakers say of themselves in the him named in one book published about the ed by great numbers of the Greek Church, paragraph quoted as a sort of motto to the time, where, it seems that mention of him and, after the fall of the eastern empire, first part of the book on our table, that occurs in a sort of muster-roll of some pas- were also adopted by multitudes of the Lathey were “just considered as a good sort sengers in a certain ship that was wrecked tin Church, and continued in substance to of people in the main; who refused to fight, in the Orkneys. There is, in this same prevail till the time of Luther, and afterand to swear, and to pay tythes; and while proem, an account of the battle of Drum- wards spread widely among the Protestant the improved manners of the age allow that clog, and of Bothwell-bridge ; which, as churches, and now form a part of the docfor these, and other singularities, they ought as well as the rest of this part of the trines of the Quakers. Allowing this to be not to be molested, the public, in general, work, is written in a style that strongly re- a correct genealogy, allowing that these cares little further about them;" and we minds us of Macpherson's Ossian, and opinions are correctly traced up to Plato, thought further, that the Society was pro- Weems' Life of Washington. All we gath- who was not a Christian, still, it does not ducing by its Christian example, a salutary er from the proem that has any relation to follow from this that the doctrines are effect upon the nations in which it existed, the subject, may be comprised in one short false, and nobody, Quaker or not, supposes and slowly and imperceptibly changing for sentence, to wit, that the author's aforesaid that this proves them to be true. A man the better, the views of mankind upon one ancestor designed to write a polemical work may believe many errors, and yet teach or two important subjects; as, for instance, against the Quakers, but as the wit of the some truths, although our author cannot un

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derstand this. This precious argument is a merely of asperity and contempt, but of very And in subsequent periods, and even until lately, very favourable specimen of his logic. If vulgar rudeness; expressions the very re

the preachers had some dregs of this turbulent he can prove that a particular doctrine was verse of polite and courteous, and such as spirit. They quaked, they shuddered, and heaved held by a bad man,-omne tulit punctum- we had hoped that all disputants on reli- up words from the fund of the soul;' but still

they kept on their feet. And in our times in Philthe doctrine is false. We are willing to gious topics in the present day would care- adelphia, there have been specimens of violent believe that the Reverend Mr Brownlee fully avoid. We shall show, unless the shruggings of the shoulders, and brachial twitches, does not perceive, that by adopting this subject grows under our hands out of all and prodigious wry faces, and thumpings on the mode of reasoning, he might prove the allowable limits, that he has endeavoured pews. These, however, are not so much the effects Christian religion false in its fundamental to calumniate the society in every possi- mind in travail, when

it has nothing to bring forth."

of the Delphic Spirit, as the unnatural efforts of a doctrine-the existence of God; it is said, ble way; by charging upon them the we do assure him, that “the devils believe acts, many times abundantly foolish, of

From page 96 to 101, is exclusively ocand tremble;" of course, all that they be their predecessors, which are no way con

cupied by ridicule of the dress of the Qualieve, is, by Mr Brownlee, held to form no nected with their doctrines, which the man

kers. Upon this subject he is extremely

smart. We had marked a sentence on part of religious truth.

ners of their age go far to excuse or to Having traced the progress of the afore- palliate, and for which the Quakers of the page 97, which we should extract, but that said doctrines down to the time of Crom- present day are just so far answerable as

it is too grossly indecent to be repeated. well, he commences his history of the Qua- William Craig Brownlee is answerable for We are unwilling to disgust our readers kers, in which he rakes up with most meri- the murder of Archbishop Sharpe; by with the vulgarity with which the “ revetorious industry, every old calumny against detailing the mad acts of James Nayl

rend” controversialist illustrates his relithe early members of that sect, both as to John Tolderoy, John Perrot, and others

, gious inquiries. That this facetious minisdoctrine and conduct; intermingling dis- for which very acts, as Brownlee well ter of the gospel may have no doubt as to cussions of their principles, which it would knows, those men were expelled from the the sentence to which we refer, we will have been more methodical to have reserv- society; by asserting that the doctrines of tell him it is that which begins thus ; “ But ed for the second part of his work; and the Quakers lead to certain evil consequen the small clothes, I cannot find that it is a

as to the make of the last article, I mean concluding with a section in which he ces, which are contradicted not by the charges the Society with divers self-contra- Quakers alone, and not only by all sound sine qua non, that it should exactly resemdictions in their doctrines,

and its members, reasoning, but by the plain testimony of ble the mode of that on the fine statue of generally, with living more luxuriously facts before the world; by depreciating and Penn, in the hospital yard of Philadelphia. than he thinks George Fox would approve, damning with faint praise those acts of the

This has got,” &c. were he to rise from the dead. The second Quakers, which even he dares not deny to

In page 125, the unfounded assertion that part consists of divers “ Dissertations on be laudable ; and, though last, not least, by the Quakers are more avaricious than other their doctrinal tenets, their worship, min- wilful misrepresentations of facts and doc- men, is set forth in terms of rare courtesy.

Thus, istry, &c.," in which he asserts among oth- trines. er things, that “their general principles So much for assertion ;-let us now pro

" In the United States, they are, it is presumed, are hostile to the practice of brotherly ceed to our proofs. And first, for the au

on the increase. Remote from the projects of amlove and charity.” The work concludes thor's politeness. In page 68, he very de- bitious statesmen, and the struggles of the warrior with two appendixes; the former of which corously applies the language of Butler to of nations, the society has held its way, and follow

for his bloody laurels, and the political convulsions consists of notes too long to be inserted in Fox, saying, he

ed its own concerns in pursuit of riches, with a the margin, and the latter is a brief notice

" Had lights where other eyes were blind, step as steady as time, and an appetite as keen as of some of the more eminent writers and As pigs are said to see the wind."

death." ministers among the Quakers.

He quotes the same writer again (consid- He ends the first part of his book with This outline of the contents of this book, ering him, we suppose, excellent help in a re- the following sentence and note. we thought a proper preliminary to enter-ligious inquiry) in page 72, saying general- As the steady followers of Fox, the Society ing on a more detailed examination. We ly of the founders of the society, that they makes plainness a distinguished article of their reare not competent to the task, even if we

Denounced and prayed with deep devotion ;- ligion ; yet such is the richness of their dresses, were inclined to it, of attempting to defend

Stole from the mystics all their tones,

the splendour of their equipages, the luxury of the Quakers against the charges, true or And gifted mortified groans ;

their tables, the delicacy and profusion of their false, which this minister of the gospel has Made children with their tones to run for't,

wines,* that, if the same George Fox were to rise here arrayed against them; and neither As bad as bloody bones and Lunford !"

from the dead, and behold the mournful degeneracy our readers, nor the Quakers themselves, In pages 93 and 94, occur the following wrath; he would resume his Herculean labours,

of his disciples, he would come down in great would thank us for the attempt, were we to courteous and polite paragraphs.

and he would fight all his battles over again, in ormake it. It is our duty, however, to expose “The convulsions of Apollo lasted, with various ganizing a new sect out of degenerated Quakerism. and reprobate the rancorous spirit by which fame, during the glory of the Delphic Oracle. At * Plumpudding week-(all the world has heard the book was evidently dictated. We call last, that spirit left his shrine, The Quakings of of plumpudding week) affords a fair specimen of our work a Literary Gazette, and consider the Syrian priests, also ceased. So, these holy this to their country prophets and members." ourselves bound to give notice to all class- 1650, went on briskly till 1660. These ancient tremblings,' which commenced about the year

In page 178 recurs the following passage. es of readers, as far as we can, what mat- tremblings were completely outdone by them. We sing before and after sermon only; but ter is provided for them. Now, we suppose Those of the priestess could bear no comparison. their preachers, pale and female, monopolizing Mr B. will admit that his great book was Here were the spasms of the delicate female. But the whole, sing both prayers and sermons! and written for somebody to read, and whoever in the Society, not only little children, and women, still their great tenet is not surrendered. For verthis somebody is, if he chances to be a sub- tions. In the former case, a solitary person filled rules," &c. &c.

but robust men, were thrown into hideous contor- ily their notes are not according to the carnal scriber of ours, we will do our best to let the temple of the idol with groans and shrieks. In him know what sort of stuff this bulky oc- the latter

, prostrate hundreds covered the place as and very argumentative sentence.

In page 187, is the following dignified tavo is made of. in a day of slaughter. And if'any credit can be

“Christ 'gave the title and true right to those First, and as of the least moment, we shall given to an author (whom in point of candour, we

who turned to the pure light within.' George Fox, show what the author understands by that (says he was] an eye witness of what he relates, so think, Mr B. wonderfully resembles), who was

Cordwainer, and his coadjutors were the royal “politeness and courtesy which should pre- great was the combat between the good seed and heirs ; they received the whole right and title in side over religious debates.” Did we not the bad seed,' and so hideous were the groans and fee simple." have his word for the contrary, we yellings, that in a field adjacent to the meeting, the Seeing that our author's love of truth so should almost think some of his expressions herds of cattle, and swine, and dogs, ran about as if far overcame his diffidence, as to permit him against the doctrines he impugns, and mad; and each joining in the notes bithe nature to make proper mention of his modesty,

his them, they swelled chorus into someagainst the supporters of those doctrines, thing superhuman. Totus autem simul bacchatus candour, and his courtesy, we regret that the living as well as the dead, savoured not I est mons.

he was induced to withhold a confession of

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