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the milky-way, we must be astonished at the architecture of the great Jehovah. Indeed the famous Dr., Herschel, has seen with his incomparable telescope, in 41 minutes 258,000 stars in the milky-way. If we take our intellectual eyes from the starry skies, and view the roaring seas, we shall see specimens of the Creator's power. Let any intelligent man, if he does not wish to view the ocean, only take a drop of water, and view it through a good microscope, and he will, no doubt, see many animalcules, which cannot be seen with the naked eye, and yet, each of these diminutive animals, are as perfect in their kind, as a whale ; each of them possessing the whole apparatus of animal life, such as heat, bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, lungs, veins, viscera, animal spirits, &c. &c. Let us for

moment view the fecundity of fishes, that we may appreciate in some manner the power and wisdom of God. The celebrated naturalist Lenwenhock, counted nine

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in a common sized cod; shads herrings, and many other species of fish, are also exceedingly prolific! indeed, the inhabitants of Norway, Lapland, and many other parts of the world, live principally upon fish, provided by the energy and goodness of God. We need not then look only to the enormous whale, which could scarce find sufficient room to swim in the river Delaware, for a specimen of the wonderful works of God, but look through a drop of water, and view animaloules swimming as perfect in their formation as the whale. In the brute creation, God has also exhibited his wonderful skill and power; for a proof of which I would recommend the reader to attend Mr. Peale's Museum, at the moderate price of 25 cents, wherein are exhibited | 100,000 articles worthy of the inspection of

the peasant and the potentate; there he may see animals with the assistance of the microscope, not observable with the naked eye, and there he may see the skeleton of the

enormous Mammoth or Megalonyx, a car. nivorous animal, which, when alive, was about 25 feet high, and 60 feet long. Perhaps God made these animals to show what he could do, and then graciously destroyed the race, lest they should destroy both man and beast. In the above muse um, which has been greatly improved, by the indefatigable exertions of Mr. Peale ; may also be seen, thousands of the feathered tribe in great perfection; there the ingenious observer, may contrast the enormous eagle, with the delicate and diminutive humming-bird. We have made these few preliminary remarks, which do not properly belong to this department, with the view of attracting the reader's attention, to the consideration of the power and goodness of God in the creation. First requesting pardon for the digression, we will proceed to the appeal relative to the impartiality and consistency of the doctrines of the Bible, which, for

my own part, I am morally certain, arę

just and generous, as well as correct, at least the fundamental ones.,

I will not pretend to deny that no mistakes have attended the translators of the Bible in their researches ; indeed, there are some things mentioned in the Old Testament, that I am confident in the opinion, are mistranslations. And there are other things, perhaps, which savour of the political opinions of the translators. For instance, the men, who with a cringing servility, and fulsome adulation, entitled a poor, proud, petulant worm of the earth, with appellations only applicable to God, surely would flatter royalty with all lowliness, in their translation of the Bible. The men who entitled King James the “ most high and mighty prince James,” or the Most High prince James, or, if you please, the Almighty prince James, all of which are synonimous terms, which the translators of the Bible most assuredly did, I say, (or if you please) I firmly believe that such servile mortals

wouid, in order to court the favour and smile of such a prince, make certain parts of Scripture to savour of absolute monarchy, and preach unconditional submission to the higher powers, on pain of eternal damnation. But, leaving every other part of Scripture out of the question, the sermon of our high and mighty, and I would add, glorious and gracious Redeemer, is a sufficient light to lead our wandering feet into the path that leads to everlasting day, and tallies in every punctilio, with the senti. ments suggested in the book of creation. Even the famous political writer, Thomas Paine, in his miserable theological work, entitled the “ Age of Reason," allows, that the morals inculcated by the gracious Redeemer, (blessed be his most holy name,) exceeds any thing of the kind ever written by the pen of man. The Scriptures of truth, give a faithful historical account of the people of God in different ages of the world, and his providential favours con

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