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than what might have been acquired by assiduous application ; its effects would have been very circumscribed, and very greatly inferior, in every respect, to that of every one present hearing, at the same time, in his own language. Its being a miracle at all, would be generally disputed.
Thut, however, in this instance, was so far from being the case, that we are told, that as soon as the circumstànce “ was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.' “ And they were all amazed, and 'mar. velled, and were in doubt, saying, What meaneth this ?" Now here are an almost immense multitude (three thousand of them being converted during the day, we cannot well estimate them at less than twelve thousand), speaking, at least, seventeen different languages or dialects; for that number is distinctly enumerated. Peter stood up, with the eleven, and lifted up his voice, and addressed this great and mixed multitude. The eleven likewise stood up, but Peter only addressed them. He addresses them, as “ men of Judea, and all that dwelt at Jerusalem.” We had been before told that there were then dwelling at Jerusalem, devout men, out of every nation under heaven, and that it was them which came together to hear the Apostles, as soon as their having received the Gift of Tongues was noised abroad.
Peter then addressed himself at once to people from every nation under heaven. To what purpose would this have been, or how could the miracle appear, if only the people out of one nation at a time could understand him? That, however, evidently was not the case, since we are told that when they had heard him, they (i.e. the people out of every nation under heaven) were pricked in their hearts, and that they who received his word were baptized; and that there were, that day, added to the disciples, three thousand souls
. It does not appear that Peter spoke more than once, or that any other of the Apostles spoke. If, then, every man did not hear him speak at the same time in his own tongue wherein he was born, sixteen out of seventeen could not have been benefitted, nor could they have perceived any miracu·lous gift which Peter possessed; nor is it probable that he could have converted three thousand souls ! These are some of the reasons which have induced-me to abide by the opinion, which was, in the first instance, sugo gested to my mind on reading the passage in question, and which the service of this day has recalled. With this interpretation, the whole seems consistent, and the effect such as might (great as it was) be expected to be produced by so powerful a cause. On the other supposition, the accounting for the effect produced is attended with great (I had almost said insurmountable) difficulties. I could enlarge both upon these difficulties, and upon the -arguments to support iny own opinion. I wished, however, to be as concise as possible, and, if what has been urged fail to convince, it is probable that a longer dissertation would not have been more successful. There are other Gifts or the Holy Spirit besides that of Tongues, one of which is, the leading us to the knowledge of all Truth. God grant that in this, and every instance, we may all experience the effects of that precious gift!
Near Sheffield, May 10th, 1818.
P.S. I should be glad to be informed by any of your readers, of any author who has considered the subject in the same light with myself. There is, I am told, a poetical epistle of Byrom's, in support of this opinion, but I have not read it.*
ON A PASSAGE IN LYNE'S LATIN PRIMER.
To the Editors of the Northern Star. IN Lyne's LATIN PRIMER (a work on the whole of great excellence) there is a curious note on the use of the Infinitive mood appended (page 35,) to the following passage of TERENCE:
Errat longè meâ quidem sententiâ,
Vi quod fit, quam illud quod amicitiâ adjungitur. “N. B. Esse in this ninth example shows a great deal, though not all, of the nature of an INFINITIVE, word, and of the reason of its name. ESSE here, according to the construction we choose to give it, is either a verb, or a noun, or even an adjective : a verb, if we make it to affirm or predicate, Esse is; a noun, thus, Esse TO BE or A BEING, when it
agrees with IMPERIUM ; an adjective, thus, Esse To Be or AS BEING, when it agrees with IMPERIUM.”
The subject of Grammar has deservedly occupied the attention of the learned in all ages; but unfortunately. I am either not muoh benefitted by their labours, or the above is an useless and unmeaning distinction; and it appears to' me rather a play upon words to assert that Esse is with any propriety called an adjective. In truth, Mr. Editor, our author has (like most other men) some whimsical and fantastic notions peculiar to himself, and I should be glad to see this passage more satisfactorily explained, or the defects which his book contains fully investigated. I send this rather as a query than a stricture on the
VELUTI. Hull, June 1, 1818.
• We believe the following lines form that portion of the poem which relates to this subject. ED.
* Jesus, ascended into heav'n again,
tbe word, who form’d the list'ning ear
THE LATITUDES AND LONGITUDES, POPULATION, &c.
OF THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS IN THE WEST-RIDING OP ! THE COUNTY OF YORK.
Long. Houses Inbabit
Inb. to Fem. to
10C ho 100 Males Aberford
Barkston Ash 53° 53' 1° 14' 124 656 529 93 Aldborough Claro
54 9 1 17.106 469 - 442 103 Anston
Straff. & Tick. 53 24 1 14 123 633 515 Arksey
53 371 0 58218 992| 455 102 Armley Morley 53 50 I 271 607 2976 490 113 Aston
Ștraff. & Tick. 53. 27 I 18:115 593, 516 104 Atteroliffe Ditto
53 25/ 1, 19 480 2307| 480 Barnsley Staincross 53 361 120 978 6208
Straff. & Tick. 53 281 0 53 184 929505 118 Beeston
Morley 53 49 1 28/ 180 904 502) 110 Bingley Skyrack 53 54 1 52.512) 2507 4901 111 Boroughbridge Claro
81 Į 191 1351 756 5601 100 Bradfield Straff. & Tick. 53 25 1. 25 760.4372) 575 103 Bradford Morley
153 50 1 38/1621) 8528 526 113 Bramley
53 481 29 705 3525 Brampton-Bierlow Straff. & Tick. 53 30 1 15 176 833 473 104 Brightside Do Ditto 53 24 122 877 40784 465 106 Cawood
Barkston Ash 153 52 1 0 252 1066 423 111 Chapel-Allerton Skyrack 53 531 25 2781 1370 493t. 112 Conisborough
Staff. & Tick. 153 32 1 6 189 843 446 107
Staincliffe & ? 154 20-2 21 390 1683 432109 Dent
Ewcross Dewsbury Morley 53 44 i 30/10151 51201 504
102 Doncaster Straff. & Tick. 153 36 1 11493 7753: 519 Ecclesfield Ditto
53 30 1
19/11001 5863 533 105 Ecclesal-Bierlow Ditto 53 24 1 231076 5426 504
105 Farnley Morley
53 49 1 29 245. 11781 481 108 Fishlake
Straff. & Tick. 53 41 0 51 162 7001 432 Giggleswick Staincliffe 54 7 2 11 133
563423 118 Greasbrough Straff: & Tick. 153 29 1 13 194 1180 608 112 Halifax
Morley 53 461 1 45|2286 94251 412 121 Nether Hallam Straff. & Tick. 153. 23 1 24 386 1987 5151 105 Upper Hallam Ditto
53 25 I 23 150
803 535. 104 Handsworth Ditto 53 261 211 312 1440 461
106 Harewood Skyrack 43. 471.1 261-162 780 481
Straff. & Tick. 153 24 1 - 81 130 667) 521 105 Hatfield
53 39 0 54 280 1316) 470 103 Holbeck Morley
53 50 I 25/10161 5185 510 112 Horbury Agbrigg
53 43 1
26.465 2186 470 110 Hoyland Straff. & Tick. 53 31 117 138 670 486 Hudderfield Agbrigg
53 39): 1
40|1922 10516 547/ 100 Hunslet
Mosley 53 48 1 24 1265 6470 511 113 Keighley Skyrack 53 5511 501416 6946 491 112
nh to 100 ho. 100 Males
Fem. to Towns
Wapentakes N. Lat. Long Houses Inhabit. Kimberworth Straff. & Tick. 53° 29'1° 15' 630 3522 559 1 10 Knaresborough Claro
54 31 1 24 913) 4406 483 116 Laughton Straff. & Tick. 53 25 112 116 470405101 Leeds
Skyrack 53 51 l 25747336535), 489 112
Straff, & Tick. 53 25 I 3 102 533 5221 103
53 561 1 36 579|12720 470 111 Penistone Staincross
53 301 ) 25 115/522) 453 87 Pontefract Osgoldness 153 45 1 11 887) 391012 441 121 Long Preston Staincliffe
54 2 2 6. 1551 6551 423 117 Rawmarsh Straff. & Tick. 53 29 1 12 212) 1022 482 Ripley
5 1 28 56 276 493 108 Ripon Ditto
54 1011 271 582 386961 664) 113 Rotherham
Straff. & Tick. 153 28 1 13 733 3132) 427) 1177
54 222 25 348 1826) 524 109 Selby
Barkston Ash 153 50 0 57 750 3536 471 116
9 2761 1166) 422): 1.20
COLLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONS.
Turkish Finesse. The citadel of Boodroom, which is generally agreed to occupy the place of the ancient Halicarnassus, is supposed to contain many valuable remains of ancient sculpture, hitherto preserved with the greatest circumspection from the eyes of Europeans. On this subject Mr. Beaufort furnishes the following anecdote:-“Some years ago, a French frigate, being at Boodroom, the commander expressed a great desire to see the marbles in the fortress; but the then governor absolutely refused to admit him without direct orders from the Porte. The commander had interest ; the ambassador was set to work ; and in a short time the frigate returned, bearing the necessary ferman. The governor put it to his forehead, in acknowledgment of its authority, and declared his readiness to proceed. Arrived at the outer gate, "Effendy," said the governor, " the orders of my imperial master must be implicitly obeyed."" Let me in then," exclaimed the impatient captain. “Undoubtedly,” replied the Turk, “ for so I am enjoined to do by the ferman; but as it contains no. directions about your coming out again, you will perhaps forgive this momentary pause, before we pass the draw-bridge."
The French commandant, not choosing to put such dangerous irony to the test, departed.
George I. Among the few individuals who had retained under the new reign the places that they held or occupied about Queen Anne was Dr. Younger, Desa
of Salisbury. Anticipating the change of sovereigns, he had applied with such success to render himself master of the German language, that he was continued in the office of Clerk of the Closet, which gave him great access to the King, behind whose chair he usually stood at chapel. With Younger His Majesty often talked during the service, a circumstance which, as being indecorous, naturally excited much offence. Lord Townsend, then one of the secretaries of state, animated by a sense of loyal affection, ventured to acquaint him that his deportment at chapel gave cause of regret, mingled with animadversion, to many of his most attached subjects; beseeching him at the same time particularly to abstain from conversing with Dr. Younger. Far from resenting the freedom taken with him, His Majesty promised amendment, and Lord Townsend strongly enjoined the Clerk of the Closet to observe in future the most decorous behaviour on his part. Finding, however, that they resumed or continued the same practice, Lord Townsend sent Younger a positive order, as secretary of state, directing him, without presuming to present himself again in the royal presence, to repair immediately to his deanery. Dr. Younger, conceiving the injunction to proceed from the King, obeyed without remonstrance or delay; and the secretary, waiting on His Majesty, informed him that the Dean had received a kick from a horse which fractured his skull, of which accident he was dead. George I. expressed the deepest concern at his loss, and never entertained the most remote idea of the deception which had been practised on him. Several years afterwards, before which time Lord Townsend had quitted his employment, the King going down to review some regiments that were encamped on Salisbury Plain, the Bishop and Chapter of that city had the honour to be presented to him, and to kiss his hand. But when Younger approached for the purpose, His Majesty, overcome with amazement at beholding again a man whom he bad long considered as no more, could scarcely restrain his emotions. As soon, however, as circumstances permitted, he sent for the Dean into his presence, and a mutual explanation took place. Conscious of the rectitude and propriety of the motives which had actuated Lord Townsend in his conduct, he never expressed any sentiment of anger or of resentment: but contented himself with promising Younger to conser on him a mitre, as soon as an occasion should present itself; an assurance which he would have probably realized, if the Dean had not shortly afterwards been carried off by death.-Wraxall's Historical Memoirs. ,
The King Dr. Lettsom haş left us the following character of our present afflicted monarch :-“ We are apt to talk much of the King, as if we were familiar with him; but of all men in the kingdom I think he is the least known ; from the little knowledge I possess of him I believe him to be one of the best informed men in Europe. In speaking German and French he has no hesitation, and he is the finest reader I ever heard. In philosophy, mathematics, mechanics, and in the higher sciences, I doubt whether any character living can claim such a happy combination. He is friendly to his inferiors, and kind to his servants and domestics; and if Heaven grænt him health, the great political interests of the country will be safe."