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when the burthen of the reformation lay upon his which is made by dissolving two ounces of shoulders ?

Atterbury. borax in a pint of boiling water, and adding to Performed what friendship, justice, truth require, the solution as much slaked lime as will make it What could be more, but decently retire? Swift.

into a thin paste; this, with a common painter's An elegant sufficiency, content,

brush, may be spread over several retorts, which, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Progressive virtue, and approving heaven.

when dry, are then ready for the proper preThomson.

serving coating. The intention of this first He has sold a small estate that he had, and has coating is, that the substances thus spread over. erected a charitable retirement. for ancient poor peo. readily vitrifying in the fire, may prevent any of ple to live in prayor and piety.

Law.

the distilling matters from pervading the retort, RETOLD', part. pass. of retell. Related or

but do in no wise prevent it from cracking. Whentold again.

ever I want to use any of the above coated reUpon his dead corpse there was such misuse

torts, after I have charged them with the subBy those Welchwomen done, as may not be

stance to be distilled, I prepare a thin paste, Without much shame retold or spoken of.

made with common linseed oil and slaked lime

Shakspeare. well mixed, and perfectly plastic, that it may be RETORT, v.a.& n. s.) Lat. retortus. To easily spread: with this let the retorts be covered RETORT'ER, N. S. throw or curve back; all over, except that part of the neck which is to RETOR'TION.

rebound ; return in be inserted into the receiver; this is readily done argument or censure: the censure or repartee; with a painter's brush: the coating will be sufa chemical vessel. See below. All the noun- ficiently dry in a day or two, and they will then substantives correspond.

be fit for use. With this coating I have for His virtues, shining upon others,

several years worked my stone retorts, without Heat them, and they retort that heat again

any danger of their breaking, and have frequently To the first giver.

Shakspeare. used the same retort four or five times; observing I said his beard was not cut well, he was in the

particularly to coat it over with the last menmind it was ; this is called the retort courteous.

tioned composition every time it is charged with Id.

4: fresh materials: before I made use of this exIt would be tried how the voice will be carried in an horn, which is a line arched ; or in a trumpet,

pedient, it was an even chance, in conducting which is a line relorted; or in some pipe that were

operations in stone and earthen retorts, whether sinuous.

Bacon. they did not crack every time, by which means His proof will easily be retorted, and the contrary great loss has been sustained. If at any time proved.

Hammondo' during the operation the retort should crack, • He passed through hostile scorn ;

spread some of the oil composition thick on the And with retorted scorn his back he turned. Milton. part, and sprinkle some powder of slaked lime

Recent urine distilled yields a limpid water ; and on it, and it immediately stops the fissure, and what remains at the bottom of the retort is not acid prevents any of the distilling matter from pernor alkaline.

Arbuthnot. vading; even phosphorus will not penetrate The respondent may shew how the opponent's ar

r- through it. It may be applied without any

thro gument may be retorted against myself. Watts.

danger, even when the retort is red hot; and, When, by repeated evaporations, the whole of the

when it is made a little stiffer, is more proper soda and neutral salts are separated, remove the remaining liquor to a tubulated glass retort, adapt a re

for luting vessels than any I ever have tried; beceiver to it, and, when this is properly luted, pour some cause, if properly mixed, it will never crack, concentrated sulphuric acid upon the liquor within nor will it indurate so as to endanger the breakthe retort, and proceed to distillation.

ing the necks of the vessels when taken off.' Parkes's Chemical Catechism. RETOSS', v.a. Re and toss. To toss back. RETORTS, in chemistry, are vessels em

are vessels em Tossed and relost the ball incessant Aies. Pope. ployed for many distillations, and most fre- RETOUCH', v. Q. Fr. retoucher. To touch quently for those which require a degree of heat anew; improve by new touches. superior to that of boiling water. This vessel is He furnished me with all the passages in Aristotle a kind of bottle with a long neck, so bent that it and Horace, used to explain the art of poetry by makes, with the belly of the retort, an angle of painting ; which, if ever I retouch this essay, shall about sixty degrees. From this form they have be inserted.

Dryden. probably been named retorts. The most capacious Lintot, dull rogue ! will think your price too part of the retort is called its belly. Its upper part is called the arch or roof of the retort, and 'Not, Sir, if you revise it and retouch. Pope. the bent part is the neck. They differ in form RETRACE v. a. Fr. retracer. To trace and materials: when pierced with a little hole in back; or again. their roof, they are called tubulated retorts. Then if the line of Turnus you retrace, They are made of common glass, stone-ware, and He springs from Inachus of Argive race. Dryden. iron. See CHEMISTRY and LABORATORY. In RETRACT, v. a. & v. n.) Fr. retracter ; the Transactions of the Society for Encourage- RETRACTA'Tion, n. s. Lat. retractus. To ment of Arts, we find a paper containing a RETRACT'ion.

) recall; recant; to method for preventing stone retorts from break- take back; resume; to unsay : relractation is, ing; or stopping them when cracked, during change of declared opinion ; recantation : retracany chemical operation, without removing any tion, act of withdrawing a declared opinion or of the contents. I have always found it neces- claim; a change of measures; declaration of sary,' says the writer, to use a previous coating change. for filling up the interstices of the earth or stone, There came into her head certain verses, which if she had had present commodity, she would have guards beat also; the trumpets at the same time adjoined as a retruction to the other. Sidney. sounding at the head of their respective troops. Were I alone to pass the dificulties,

This is to warn the soldiers to forbear firing, and Paris should ne'er retract what he hath done,

the sentinels to challenge, till the break of day Vor faint in the pursuit.

Shakspeare.

that the reveille is beat. The retreat is likewise If his subtilities could have satisfied me, I would

called setung the watch. as freely have retructed this charge of idolatry, as I

RETRENCH', v.a.& v.1. Fr. retrancher. ever made it.

Stillingneet. These words are David's retractation, or laving

RETRENCH'MENT, n. s. To cut off ; pare down of a bloody and revengeful resolution. Suithe. away; confine; live within narrow limits, as

They make bold with the deity, when they make to expense : the act of lopping away ; entrenchhim do and undo, go forwards and backwards by ment. such countermarches and retractations as we do not

The pruner's hand must quench repute to the Almighty.

loodud. Thy heat, and thy exuberant parts retrench. She will, and she will not, she grants, denies,

Denham. Consents, retracts, advances, and then tries.

Nothing can be added to the wit of Ovid's MetaGranville. morp!oses ; but many things ought to have been retrenched.

Druden. RETREAT, 1. s. & 2. 01. French retraite.

In some reigns they are for a power and obeWritten formerly retraict and retrait.] Act of di

dience that is unlimited; and in others are for reretirina: state or place of retirement or security : Wenchunu. within the narrowest bounds, the authority to go back; fo to a private abode.

of the princes, and the allegiance of the subject. Upon her eyelids many graces sat,

Addison's Freeholder. Under the shadow of her even brows,

The want of vowels in our language has been the Working bellgards and amorous retraite,

general complaint of our politest authors, who neAnd every one her own with grace endows. vertheless have made these retrenchments, and con

Spenser. sequently encreased our former scarcity. Addison. The earl of Lincoln, deceived of the country's we ought to retrench those superfluous expenses concourse unto him, and seeing the business past to qualify ourselves for the exercise of charity. retraict, resolved to make on where the king was,

Atterbury. and give him battle.

bacon.

Can I retrench? yes, mighty well, This place our dungeon, not our safe retreat

Shrink back to my paternal cell, Beyond its potent arm.

Milton.

A little house, with trees a-tow,
No thought of Nigh:,

And, like its master, very low.

Pope. None of retreat.

Id. RETRENCHMENT, in the art of war, any kind Others more mild

of work raised to cover a post, and fortify it Retreated in a silent valley, sing

against the enemy. Their own heroic deeds.

Id.

RETRIBT TĖ, v. a. Fr. retribuer; Lat. That pleasing shade they sought, a safe retreat From sudden April showers, a shelter from the heat.

RETURÍCTER, 1. s, I retribuo. To pay Dryden.

RETRIBUẤTION, back; make repaylle built his son a house of pleasure, and spared

RETRIB'Utor, adj. (ment of; all the derino cost to make a delicious retreat. L'Estrange. RETRIB'UTIVE. ) vative's corresponding.

There is no such way to give defence to absurd The king thought he had not rencnerated his doctrines, as to guard thom round with legions of people sufficiently with good laws, which evermore obscure and undefined words; which vet make these was his retribution for treasure. Bacon's Henry VII. Tetreats more like the dens of robbers, than the for- In good offices and due retributions, we may not tresses of fair warriors.

Locke. be pinching and niggardly : it argues an ignoble Holy retreat, sithence no female thither

mind, where we have wronged to higgle and dodge Must dare approach from the inferiour reptile in the amenili.

llall. To woman, form divine.

Prior. All who have their reward on earth, the fruits Having taken her by the hand, he retreated with Of painful superstition, and blind zeal, his eye fixed upon her. Arbuthnot and Pope. Nought seeking but the praise of unen, here find But beauty's triumph is well-timed retreat,

Fit retribution, empty as their deeds. Milton. As hard a science to the fair as great. Pope. Both the will and power to serve him are his upon RETREAT, in a military sense. An army or

so many scores, that we are unable to retribuite,

unless we do restore ; and all the duties we can pay body of men are said to retreat when they turn our Maker are less properly requitals than restitutheir backs upon the enemy, or are retiring from tions. the ground they occupied : hence every march There is no nation, though plunged into never in withdrawing from the enemy is called a re such gross idolatry, but has some awful sense of treat. That which is performed in sight of an deity, and a persuasion of a state of retribution to active enemy, who pursues with a superior force, men after this life.

South.. is the most important; and is a manauvre the

It is a strong argument for a state of retribution most calculated to display the prudence, courage,

hereafter, that in this world virtuous persons are and address, of an officer who commands. The

very often unfortunate, and vicious persons prosmost famous retreat in ancient history was that

perous.

Addison's Spectator. of Xenophon.

Something strangely retributire is working.

Clariss. · RETREAT is also a beat of the drum, at the

RETRIEVE', v.a. Fr. retrouver. To refiring of the evening gun; at which the drum

cover; restore ; repair; regain. major, with all the drums of the battalion, ex

With late repentance now they would retrieve cepi such as are upon duty, beats from the camp. The bodies they forsook, and wish to live. Dryden. colors on the right to those on the left, on the

Philomela's liberty retrieved, parade of the encampment: the drums of all the Cheers her sad soul.

Philipe.

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O reason! once again to thee I call;

Happy nation were we blind, Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall. Prior. Or had only eyes behind.

Swift. If one, like the old Latin poets, came among RETUND', v. a. Lat. retundo. To blunt: them, it would be a means to retrieve them from their

turn. cold trivial conceits, to an imitation of their predecessors.

Berkeley to Pope.

Covered with skin and hair keeps it warın, being

naturally a very cold part, and also to quench and RETROCES'SION, N. S. Lat. retrocessum. dissipate the force of any stroke that shall be dealt The act of going back.

it, and retund the edge of any weapon. Ray. These bursts of light, and involutions of darkness, RETURN', v. n., v.a., & Fr. retourner ; these transient and involuntary excursions and re RETURN'ABLE, adj. (n. s. (re and turn. To trocessions of invention, having some appearance of RETURN'ER, n. s. (come or go back; deviation from the common train of nature, are non train of nature. are RETURN'LESS, adj.

RETURN'LESS, adj.

come again ; come eagerly caught by the lovers of a wonder. Johnson. again to the beginning of a series : retort : recri

RETROCOPULATION, n. s. Retro and minate; answer: to repay ; give or send back; copulation. Postcoition.

transmit; give account of: as a noun substanFrom the nature of this position, there ensueth a tive, the act of coming, going, restoring, or paying necessity of retrocopulation.

Browne. back; revolution; retrogression ; profit; advanRETROGRADE, adj. & v n.) Fr. retro- tage; remittance: returnable is, in law, allowed RET'ROGRESSION, n. s.

3 grade : Lat. to be reported back: returner, he who pays retro and gradior. Going backward ; opposite money: returnless, not admitting return. or contrary; to go backward : the act of doing Return him a trespass offering. Samuel vi. 3.

• Thy Lord shall return thy wickedness upon thine Your intent own head.

1 Kings ii. 44. In going back to school to Wittenberg,

At the return of the year, the king of Syria will It is most retrograde to our desire. Shakspeare. come up.

Id. xx. 22. Princes, if they use ambitious men, should handle Whoso rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. it so, as they be still progressive, and not retrograde.

Proverbs xxvi. Васот,

I am in blood Their wand'ring course, now high, now low, then Stept in so far, that, should I wade no more, hid,

Returning were as tedious as go o'er. Shakspeare. Progressive, retrograde, or standing still,

The thing of courage, In six thou seest.

Milton's Paradise Lost. As rouzed with rage, with rage doth sympathize ; The account, established upon the rise and descent And, with an accept tuned in self-same key, of the stars, can be no reasonable rule unto distant Returns to chiding fortune. Dations, and by reason of their retrogression, but The king of France so suddenly gone back! temporary unto any one.

Browne. -Something since his coming forth is thought of, Two geomantick figures were displayed ; That his return was now most necessary.

Id. One when direct, and one when retrograde.

Within these two months, I do expect return

Dryden. Of thrice three times the value of this bond. Id. As for the revolutions, stations, and retrogradations Weapons hardly fall under rule ; yet even they of the planets, observed cogstantly in most certain have returns and vicissitudes; for ordnance was periods of time, it sufficiently demonstrates, that their known in the city of the Oxidraces in India, and is motions are governed by counsel.

Ray. what the Macedonians called thunder and lightning. RETROMIN'GENCY, n. s. ) Latin retro

Bacon's Essays.. RETROMIN'GENT, adj. ) and mingo. As for any merchandise you have bought, ye shall The quality of staling backwards : the adjective have your return in merchandise or gold. Bacon. corresponding.

As to roots accelerated in their ripening, there is The last foundation was retromingency, or pissing the high price that those things bear, and the swiftbackwards; for men observing both sexes to urine ness of their returns ; for, in some grounds, a radish backwards, or aversly between their legs, they might comes in a month, that in others will not come in Conceive there were feminine parts in both.

two, and so make double returns. Browne's Vulgar Errours.

But well knew the troth By reason of the backward position of the femi. Of this thine own returne, though all my friends, pine parts of quadrupeds, they can hardly admit the I knew as well should make returnlesse ends. substitution of masculine generations, except it be

Chapman. In retromingents.

Browne.

The fruit, from many days of recreation, is very RETROSPECT, n. s.) Lat. retro and spe

* little ; but from these few hours we spend in prayer, RETROSPECTION. cio. Look thrown "Inetes

the return is great.

Instead of a ship, he should levy money, and reRETROSPEC'TIVE, adj. upon things behind

turn the same to the treasurer for his majesty's use. or things past : act or faculty of looking back ;

Clarendon. looking backwards.

On their embattled ranks the waves return. As you arraign his majesty by retrospect, so you

Milton. condemn his government by second sight.

With the year Addison's Freeholder. Seasons return, but not to me returns In vain the grave, with retrospective eye,

Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn. Id. Would from the apparent what conclude the why. When answer none returned, I set me down. Id.

Reject not then what offered means; who knows
Can'st thou take delight in viewing

But God hath set before us, to return thee
This poor isle's approaching ruin,

Home to thy country and his sacred house? Id. When thy retrospection vast

Probably one fourth part more died of the plague Sees the glorious ages past ?

than are returned. Graunt's Bills of Moriality.

Id.

Taylor.

Pore.

It may be decided in that court where the verdict about the time of the division of the carth, and is retuonuble.

Hale. died in his 207th year. If you are a malicious reader, you return upon REUCULIN, or CAPNIO (John). LL. D. me that I aflect to be thought more impartial than I learned German, born at Pforzheim, in 1450. le ain.

Dryden. went to Paris with the bishop of Utrecht, where When forced from hence to view our parts he

he studied grammar under John de Lapide, mourns ;

rhetoric under Gaguinus, Greek under 'TipherTakes little journies, and makes quick returns. ld.

nus, and Hebrew under Wesselus. He became A flaw is in thy ill-baked vessel found; "Tis hollow, and returns a jarring sound. Id.

la doctor of philosophy at Basil in 1749, and If they returnell out of bondage, it must be into a LL.D. of Orleans; where he taught Greek, and state of freedom.

Locke. published a grammar, lexicon, and vocabularies, Brokers cannot have less money by them than in that language. He next went to Rome, where one twentieth part of their yearly returns. Id. Hermolaus Barbarus persuaded him to change

The chapmen, that give highest for this, can his name to Capnio, which in Greek means the make most profit by it, and those are the returners of same as Reuchlin in German, i. e. smoke. He our money.

Id. was made ambassador to Frederick III., who Either of the adjoining sides of the front of an granted him many favors, but after that empehouse or groundplot is called a return side.

ror's death he was banished, and went to Worms, Moron's Mechanical Exercises where the elector palatine employed him 10 The other ground of God's sole property in any defend his cause at Rome, where he made a thing is the gift, or rather the return of it made by celebrated oration before the pope on the rights man to God.

South of the German princes and churches. He reUngrateful lord !

vived the study of Hebrew, and died in 1522. Would'st thou invade my life, as a return

The Epistola Obscurorum Virorum are ascribed For proflered love?

Ranve.

to him. He shall have an attachment against the sheriff, directed to the coroner, and returnuble into the king's

REVE', n. s. Sax. genera, a governor. The berch.

Aylitte. bailiff of a franchise or manor. Returns, like these, our mistress bids us make,

The rere, the miller, and the mincing lady prioress, When from a foreign prince a gift her Britons take. speak in character.

Dryden. Prior. REVEAL', v. 2.) Fr. rcveler ; Lat. reuelo. Since these are some of the returns which we made REVEAL'ER, n. s. To show; discover; lay to God, after obtaining our successes, can we reason- REVELA’TION. open: the noun substanably presume that we are in the favour of God ?

tives corresponding.

sitterbury. This is breaking into a constitution to serve a The sufferings of this life are not to be comparat present expedient; the remedy of an empirick, to with the glory which shall be revealed in us. stifle the present pain, but with certain prospect of

Romans viii. 18. sudden reiurns.

Suit. Be ashamed : speaking again that which thou He said ; and thus the queen of heaven returned, hast heard, and revealing of secrets. Ecclus. xli. 23. Must I, oh Jove, in bloody wars contend ? Pope. The habit of faith in divinity is an arvument of The all of thine that cannot die

things unseen, as a stable assent unto things ineviThrough dark and dread Eternity,

dent, upon authority of the divine revealer. Returns again to me,

Broune's l'ulgur Errours. And more thy buried love endears

Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown, Than ought, except its living years. Byron. She might not, would not, yet reveal her own.

Waller. RETURN, Returns, or RETOURNA, in law, is

lle brought a taper; the revealer light used in divers senses. 1. Kelurn of writs by Exposed both crime and criminal to sight. Dryden. sheriffs and bailiffs is a certificate made by them Thy throne is darkness in the abyss of light, to the court, of what they have done in relation A blaze of glory that forbids the sight; to the execution of the writ directed to them. () teach me to believe thee thus concealed, This is written on the back of the writ by the And search no further than thyself revealed. Id. officer, who thus sends the writ back to the court The answer to one who asked what time was, si whence it issued, to be tiled. 2. Return of a non rogas intelligo—that is, the more I think of time, commission, a certificate or answer sent to the the less I understand it-might persuade one, that court whence the commission issues, concern

time, which reveals all other things, is itself not to

be discovered. ing what has been done by the commission

- Locke.

When the divine revelations were committed to ers. 3. Returns, or days in bank, are certain

writing, the Jews were such scrupulous reverers of days in each term, appointed for the return of

them, that they numbered even the letters of the Old writs, &c.

Testament.

Decay of Pietu. RETZAT, the name of two rivers and a creek

As the gospel appears in respect of the law to be a of Bavaria : the latter has an area of 3400 square clearer revelation of the mystical part, so it is a far miles, and 520,000 inhabitants. The capital is more benign dispensation of the practical part. Anspach.

Sprut. RETZIA, in botany, a genus of the mono- The lives of the revealers may be justly set over gynia order, and pentandria class of plants, natu- against the revelation, to find whether they agree. ral order twenty-ninth, campanacea: CAPs. bilo

Atterbury. cular: cor. cylindrical, villous without, stigma REVEILLE, a beat of drum about break of bifid.

day, to give notice that it is time for the soldiers REU, the son of Peleg, father of Serug, and to arise, and that the sentries are to forbear chalgreat-grandfather of Abraham. He was born lenging,

Id.

Harvey.

REV'EL, v. n.) Skinner derives it from believed on the testimony of God, and suffered REV'ELLER, n. s. Fr. rereiller, to awake ; Lye to produce their practical consequences. This REV'ELRY, from Belg. raveelen, to rove kind of belief has place in arts and sciences, as

REVEL-ROUT'. loosely about, which is well as in religion. Whoever avails himself of countenanced by the old phrase, revel-rout. the demonstrations of Newton, Bernouilli, and Perhaps all are from Lat. re and vigilia. To others, respecting the resistance of fuids, and feast with clamorous merriment: and (of Lat. applies their conclusions to the art of shiprevello), to drive back: revelry is, jollity; mirth: building, is as implicit a believer, if he under

reveller, one who indulges in revels : revel-rout, stand not the principles of Auxions, as any E a tumult; tumultuous festivity.

Christian; and yet no man will say that his faith My honey love,

is not productive of important practical conseWill we return unto thy father's house,

quences. And revel it as bravely as the best. Shakspeare.

This is a subject respecting which we have We shall have revelling to-night;

felt a strong desire to be at once plain and I will assume thy part in some disguise. Id. copious in the present work; and, for reasons Let them pinch the unclean knight,

which will appear at the close, what may And ask him, why, that hour of fairy revel,

seem briefly discussed in this article will be In their so sacred paths he dares to tread ?

resumed in that of THEOLOGY. As a country Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,

we are recovering — and but recovering—in You moonshine revellers, attend your office. Id.

common with the other nations of Europe from Forget this new-fallen dignity,

the storm of infidelity and every sort of discord And fall into our rustic revelry. Were the doctrine new,

which began in revolutionary France. During E That the earth moved, this day would make it true;

its progress not only new and excellent expoE For every part to dance and recel goes,

sitions and defences of the evidences of our faith They tread the air, and fall not where they rose.

have appeared in England and placed the whole

Donne. subject in renewed and living light, but one of fle can report you more odd tales

the greatest moral experiments upon infidelity Of our outlaw Robin Hood,

that was ever tried, or that perhaps ever can be That revelled here in Sherewood,

tried, may be said to have been completed. Though he ne'er shot in his bow.

Ben Jonson.
Ben Jonson.

Lardner and Paley and Porteus and Watson Those who miscarry escape by their flood revel- (to say nothing of existing writers) must on the ling the humours from their lungs.

other hand have lived in vain, if the evidences There let Hymen oft appear

of Christianity may not be popularised with In saffron robe with taper clear, And pomp, and feast and revelry,

more facility, and left to their own fair effect With mask and antick pageantry. Milton. upon the minds of men with more confidence For this his minion, the revel-rout is done. Rowe. than ever ; while on the other hand it will in

Venesection in the left arm does more immediate deed appear that nations are never to profit by revel, yet the difference is minute.

experience, if the international history of EuFriend's History of Physic. rope for the last thirty years shall not give new Unwelcome revellers, whose lawless joy

scope to the arguments for Christianity, and show Pains the sage ear, and hurts the sober eye, Pope. the true tendencies of atheism. While youth's hot wishes in our red veins revel, Connected with these great facts, and by no We know not this—the blood flows on too fast;

means inferior to any other consideration in our But as the torrent widens towards the ocean,

view of its importance, is the interesting situaWe ponder deeply on each past emotion. Byron.

tion of this country at the present period, with Revel, a town of France, in the depart- regard to education and the circulation of the ment of the Upper Garonne, is situated not far Bible. How mightily calculated to act upon from the great canal of Languedoc. It has a each other are the noble engines which are everypopulation of 3800, who manufacture woollens, where at work to promote these objects! But linen, stockings, and caps. During the civil the more we attempt to educate all classes, and wars of the sixteenth century it was taken and especially those neglected groupes of society to fortified by the Calvinists, but afterwards dis- whom education and all its advantages are nomantled. Thirty miles south-east of Toulouse. velties, the more in all the ardor of novelty must

REVELATION is the act of revealing or making we expect to see the spirit of enquiry rising a thing public that was before unknown; it is about us—and the real taste of truth mingling also used for the discoveries made by God to with much of the pride of supposed discoveries his prophets, and by them to the world; and in morals and religion. Each class of society, more particularly for the books of the Old and too, will act strongly, and, on the whole, beneNew Testament. See BiblE, CHRISTIANITY, ficially on every other; while all classes will be MIRACLE, PROPHECY, RELIGION, and Tuo- stimulated more than ever to discuss every thing LOGY. The principal tests of the truth of they have believed or are taught to believe. The any revelation are, the tendency of its prac- cultivation of the mind educes enquiry : but sorry tical doctrines; its consistency with itself, and we are to add that some distinguished promoters with the known attributes of God; and some of liberal enquiry have been, at any rate, imasatisfactory evidence that it cannot have been gined, to be indisposed to religion; and to derived from a human source. In every reve- slight its evidences. Here arises therefore a lation confirmed by this evidence many doc- double reason for the plain and full exhibition trines are to be looked for which human reason of them: it is due at once to science and cannot fully comprehend; and these are to be religion.

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