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   Atlas (Newspaper) - November 17, 1838, London, Middlesex                                (general j^ebi^|ia$tr anH Ifottirnal of Sltterature. TRANSMISSION  OP  "THE  ATLAS"  BY  POST TO  FOREIGN  COUNTRIES. .��\Wt are induced, by numerout aj^Ucations on this iukject, to Hate, for the information of our Subscribert, that " The Mat" may be transmitted free of postage, through the General Post Offices, V to the following places:       ' ANTiGXJA.        Btebbiob      Bvbnos Atkri     Ckphalonia     Deubbara     Gibbaltab Hahedboh      Jamaica Bebmuda     Canada Colombia       Dbnmabk       Gbenada (Nhw)    Hbliqoland     Laodiea Cabaooas Cobfo Dominica       Gbbeob Hondubab        Malta Baoota Bahamas Brazils Bassadois     Bbbhbn Gabtbagbna Cdxhavbn Fbanob Halifax Ionian Isles    Montsebrat Nbvis Newfoundland New Brdnhwiok Nova Scotia Quebec Spain (via Cadiz) St. Dominqo St. Kitt's St. Lucia St. Vincent's TOBAii.^ TORTOLA Trinidab Zamtr " The Atlas" can also be transmitted, upon payment of one penny, to India-Cape op Good Hope-New South Wales.   To all other places it may be forwarded upon the payment of two pence. No, 653. Vol. XIILI SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1838. [EARLY EDITION IN TIME FOR POST. THE ATLAS OF THIS DAY CONTAINS:- - paob The PoUtlcton................ Ml' JB�ut Indian and Colonial Atlas.. 722 Indian Omnium................ 722 ForelgiiNews................ 722 Brlilib Newt...................723 Nomlaatlon of Slieriffs in tlie Court of Excliequer.......... 723 Ireland........................724 l^awft^rts................... 724 PoUce Offices.................. 726 AccidentsaiadOffences.......... 726 Oinnium. Miscellanea...;................ 727 TbeatrlcslIotelUgence.......... 727 Satur4air> News.,................. 727. Weei^ nrti-o<^ of tlip iAMiSiir Attf�es ...;....:.... 728 fEAaiia l^fugiiutv;............ 729 ll^arsiidaon Mdb and Tlilnt^w 729 . LITBRAtdRB. Oliver Twist; or tlie Parish Boy's Progriess. By "Bos.".. 729 Carlos  Segundo el Hechiiado,  Drama Original en 5 Actot y en  VersoporD.Antonio gllyZa-rate. Repull?s.............. 731 GerSldlne,-a Sequel to Coleridge's " ChristaheL"    With other : Poeins.  By Ikbrtin Farquhar Tupper, Esq., M.A;j Author of ^ " Prtv^rWitf PhUosophy"..... 781 ^eath'*Boolt of Beauhr. Edited by the OWitess of Blessington 732 727 PAOR The Natural History of the Sperm Whale, &c. To which is added a SItetch of a South Sea Whaling Voyage. By Thomas Beale, Surgeon................k.....732 Pearls of Great Price............ 732 The Young Naturalist's Book of Birds. ByP.B.St.John..,.. 732 The Life of Vanambnrgh, the , Brute-Tamer,!   By Ephraim Watts, Citisen of New Yorlt.. 732 Dionysius Longinus on the Sub-, lime; cliieflyfl-om the T  once professed LiberaL opinionsyi s^nd more than once-stood fur?a borough in* the^^ England upon Radical principles; light of both sun and raborij,; great' darkness"'^^^       the. mysteiy of this composition fvbiit:^ to he, that dissent from. th& doi^^nes :Qf:the true; church leads, inevitably to destructioBi - The wWshipp^ sun seem intended to/represent the -irienibb'rs o.f the eistab-lishment, and the worshippers of the'iinpdn; the whole: body of Dissenters of ey'ery, denouiinfttioii.: 'they are en-i gag^d in constant hostility,, aud; tKe-: toipp^ [getting the better of the sun-worshippers, resolve by '-means .of certain high mountains and, Scaling ladders to ascend to thc^bright" object -of 'thieir;'adoration, in doing: which, in some way or bther, not very^^ they fall down Md break ih^irni^^^ satisr faction of. the representatives of/the ttue belief. The puerility and unintelligibility of ,tMs;^pduction are much upon a par; and as, according to 'Ariosto and other authorities, the moon is the great depository of lost things, we cannot help thinkings that the noble ^ author's wits, if not already arrived, must.b&far advanced on their road to that planet > As dissent leads to > destruction, so examination and inquiry-into the grounds hhdprmdiples of our Christian faith leads to dissent; and this is one of the points which seetos to be. .enforced in Lord Abinger's fable. Bishops Maltby and Stanley have lately been censured in some quarters,for, not,suppressing this spirit of examination and inquiry, and it "has been absurdly made the ground of a charge of So^ianisiii against them. Both have repelled the imputation in the most decided manner, but, as is usual vrith the. Tories, the accusation has on that aceount been kept up with the greater perseverance. These right reverend prelates can, however, aftbrd to suffer (as far as there is any sufferance in the case) in common.with siichn man as Archbishop Tiliotson, and it is well known that he, too, was deliberately and falsely iapgu^ed pC lavouws the doctrii^es of Sociinis, What he says upon the subject in one of his sermons delivered late in life will serve as an answer to the libellers of the Bishops of Durham and Norwich. " I know not how it comes to pass," remarks Tiliotson, "but so it is that every one that offers to give a reasonable account of his faith, and to establish religion upon rational principles, is presently branded for a Socinian; of which we have a sad instance in that incomparable person, Mr. Chillingworth, the glory of this age and nation, who for ho other cause tfaiat I know of, but his vi^orthy a!rtd successful attempts to make the Christian religion reasonable, and to di.scover those firm and'solid foundations upon which our faith is built, hath bfeen requited vvith'this black and odious cha-ra,cter;" It will be observed' that this passage in spirit entirely accords with whiatye quoted from Locke a few days ago:-" He that ponsiders and inquires into the reasbn of things is accounted a foe to drthbdoxy." ALIflANCB OF PPURCH and STAm^ Morning PosT.-Xt is to be regretted that the Globe wh;ch professes a certain sqrt pf friendship for the established chnrchi should think it expedient to advocate measures of bostili^; tp the church>establishment. We admit that the disd^ctipn^between the two is sufficiently marked^ to allo\y;,> of ,:PppP9it' sentifnents being ^held regarding them without gross inconsistency-^but still such refinements must be ever open to much suspicion.  Doctor Johnspn said that malevolence to the clergy was steldom at a great' distance' from irreverence of reHgion: if we may be allowed (o imitate thii form of qualification, we should say that enmity to thechu^ch^ establishment; and the means by which that; esti^blishment is sustained, is seldom at a great distance from enmity to the church so: established.  Butwhy is it that our contemporary, in its work of hostility to theindependence of the establishment, should find it necessary or expedient to give an erroneous account of what sUch humble advocates of the establishment as ourselves have offered in support, of its independence?  If the Argument be worth sustaining by the Globe at all, it is worth sustaining honestly, and with fair admission of the points to be answered.  Our contemporary represents us, as having � said, or " ventured to assert," that "the established church of this country does, not depend for its existence or' its efficacy on public opinion; and thatit is, therefore,- of little consequence what e^inate is formed-of its character by the people." 'Now, is it not rather too bad thus to rejpresent an article &% yr^choiie^ P^S5�^e is Uus-" We readily admit that it! % very.iinpon^ju'tr, , extremely desirable, that the. 'church estfutkhshmeni-should possess theof the people!"' And again, in-the ver^ same article we said- "M'atf'will^bt invite of his own accord such religious in-, structioti as hl& Ought to have.  He would rather be rid of jtfte check which it imposes on his wprliUy'desir.es.  It is, therefore, most fit that we should have a religious estab-: lishmenjt,.whether we like it or Ho, and, although.it. tis very much to be desired that it should be liked, yet'fir is not true that its efficacy depends upon that; liking, or that, because a church , establishmen t has ihe populace for its enemies, it should cease to be." ;Su'reIy it.cannot be fairly,said, in giving an account of such passaiges ;as these; that we assert it to be of little' consequence what'efelimate is formed of the character of the' ehurch establishiiient by th'p-people. . That which we fh{Lte desired to protest' agdnst-fs methepry that the popur; lace should b^ the; judges natipnal>religious establishment; and should accept or reject,! in ^his'respect; according to their will.  We deny; that the ecclesiastical meriibBrs of the chureh should be, either in theory or in practice, the'servants of the people. Tl^ey serve ajnaster greate^than the, people, or the. peo-. Sle's Sovereign, dnd their .positiori ought to be indepen--ent. It is unfair and unjust to representus as coarsely contending that; whether they approve of it or not, the people are bound to pay for the particular system of doctrine and ecclesiastical order which the state has thought proper to provide for the people. We said nothing of the kind. Wesaid, of religious establishments generally, thatthey ought to be free from the pollution of secular dictatioitj and of the parochial churches, that the' jublic ought iibt to be relieved from the charge of up-jolding them. That is a very different thing from insisting that the people should pay for the teaching of particular doctrines, whether they approve them or not. Upon that very difficult question we were not bound to omsr an opinion, and we refrained from doing sp. Happily our churcn-^that is to say, the ministers of the church- have a property of their own, altogethei? independent of ?�ublic contribution. But the ecclesiastical edifices' ^tev or the public convenience, and, they who have property' in parishes are reasonably called upon to contribute to their maintenance. The Ulobe s&ys that we seem to forget, that though the existing state religion is the state religion now, it by no means follows that it will always he tlie gtate religjiop; We beg lefive ^9 say that the forgetful^ie^^'   

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