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of moral impeccability and grace to his servant, the lowly, saintly Cooper. the defiled. When Mr. Cooper was Predestination is his doctrine, and this first molested by the divine call to quit he piously enforces lo females, and he the world and follow everlasting things, explains it to old and young saints of he was engaged at his trade, and ac- the feminine gender in a comfortable tually stitching a pocket-book for way to the feeling soul ; however, he that tabernacle of sanctity the Countes: maintains parodoxical points, and one of. Huntingdon, the Pope Joan of the is, that no old woman who is not worth Swaddlers. Instantly the young Mo- fifty pounds, can commit one partirocco Evangelist laid down his tools cular sin, which we cannot guess at, and sung a psalm of glorification he when she is past seventy, without goSallied forth without scrip or viaticum, ing into hell fire with the devil and his and bent himself, to convert the Jews angels.--Another point he maintains, to the Lord, and at the same time to for which he has lost some subscribers overturn the infamous doctrine of the to orthodoxy, is, that a girl who has Papists !-By a miracle from the Lord had the sınall pox naturally, is not so fit he found himself provided with a tub, for the service of the Lord at the love and upon it he preached the word at feast, as she whom sin and disease Whitechapel with such fruit, that he have not predestined to Popish celiwas covered with glory and with gutter, bacy. His language is the pure dia. at this Sermon he only converted an old lect of York. Grammar, he considers jewess a ragwoman, who offered to em. as a Popish institute, and he preaches brace christianity in case he would in pure contempt of all its rules.-Mo. marry her; but his call would not allow desty is another objectionable quality him. His next Sermon was in the fields, that he opposes as damnable, and says, behind Bedford house where he was he has practised as well as preached nearly honoured with the fate of St. against it. He may be said to be the Stephen. Upon this he left the Jews most popular preacher going, except and Jewesses and children Jews, to their Mr. Latouche, who to his doctrine, hardness of heart, and deserted over to which is incontrovertible, adds the irre: the beacon of truth, the pure undefield ristible logic of dollars and tenpennies light of the gospel, and became the Co- jn maintenance of protestantisin and rinthian piliar of polished Methodism. the overthrow of hellish PoperyHis stature, which is much in the advocating of truth, is precisely at the stand.

If ought, is necessary to be ard of that of the bold Dragoon, with

added to the above character, it is,

that almost every discourse of this is the long sword, saddle, bridle, whack, as the song expresses it :-his teeth are

spired stitcher of calveskin, eviscer very white, and they give an accuracy

a total want of that CHARITY, of tone to the truth which he thun.

y which is the essential proof of faith dere. He is rather schismatic, from

in the Redemption of Jesus Christ, using a coloured handkerchief in the

He constantly fulminates all the core pulpit instead of a white one, the real

ments of both worlds against these pulpit colour for handkerchiefs. He

who do not believe his doctrine, in is not debauched with learning or Col

E sounds more harsh than ever issued lege degrees, which Saint Paul, whom

from the brazen bulls of Phalaris ; he resembles, could not boast of ; but he

one of which, if it had been endowed has a holy confidence that God will

will with a speech barbaric," and walked cnable him to walk over the waters of

on two legs, would have borne no small learning, and through the storm of

resemblance to this most impudent of ignorance that surrounds him, and like

all the impudent race of religious Saint Peter, be saved by his faith and the friendship Wat the Lord hath for (Mr. Latouche in our next.)

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: (Continued from the October Magazine, page 457.) The Bards, says O'Flaherty, and but is not sufficient to prove historical according to other ancient authors, truths, especially with regard to a were at the same time both poets and period during which it is probable these philosophers. Skilled in arts and ancient people had no tincture of letsciences, their knowledge was not con- ters, without which, says Newton, fined to the musical cadence of verse, they could scarcely transmit and perto flatter the ear of the Prince; they petuate beyond eighty or a hundred wrote in verse, on philosophical sub- years after their death, the recollection jects, the laws and history, in the same of names and the atchievements of manner as the ancient Greeks, Ara. men. bians, &c. because it was the most The Bards in general were mercenaconcise style, and at the same time the ries, who gave into extremes, either by best calculated for the memory. the extravagant praises they lavished,

The Welsh Bards, says David Powel, or by the satyrical invectives they le. were obliged to preserve the armorial velled against the honour of such as it bearings and genealçgies of the no. was their interest to attack. If not. bility. They were employed by the withstanding the regulations that passed Milesians for the sanie purpose. It at the States at TEAMOR to restrain the was their duty to write the annals, the Milesian Bards, and oppose a barrier genealogies, the alliances, the wars, to their enthusiasm, they were somethe emigrations of this people, whom times, obliged to pass sentence of they make descend from Japhet by banishment against them to repress their Magog, by reckoning up to Milesius ; insolence,) a certain proof, that they and this made Cambden assert, that, were not always relied on as to histo. if what their historians relate of their rical accuracy,) what reliance should antiquities be true, this Island was we place on those of the earlier ages, justly entitled by Plutarch, most an- whom nothing restrained, and who cient. They derive says this author, followed with impunity whatever their , their histories from the most remote passions dictated? Can we rely on the antiquity, so that the antiquity of circumstantial details they give us of other nations when compared to theirs, the origin of their Chieftains, and the is nothing but childhood and novelty. succession of their Kings? Can we

It is certain, that all men did at that subscribe to their affected punctuality period, as at the present, descend in expressing the day of the month, from one of the three brothers, Sem, the week, the moon, and the precise Cham, and JAPETH. It is also pro- place of their landing in this island, at bable, that in those carly ages, when a time in which chronology was so near to the conmon stock, and that very imperfect? the life of man was of considerable Let us endeavour to find a certain duration, without being engrossed with criterion, in order equally to avoid in that multiplicity of arts and sciences, this history a puerile credulity, by adwhich curiosity has introduced in mo- mitting of things that are rather im. dern ages, nor by so many elegant ac- probable, and overstrained diffidence quisitions, often uprot table, that en. in rejecting what is well authenticated. gage their attention at present ; parents Let us distinguish with Narro the diftook care to insti.ct their children in ferent periods, and discriminate, as far what formed the principal object of as possible, truth from falsehood. their pursuits, that is, the genealogies We may therefore refer to obscure, of their families--all this is probable ; unknown, and even uncertain periods, and is sufficient to form conjectures, the Anie-Milesian history, that is, NOVLMBER, 1810,

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whatever is related of the first colonies have no prototype, and the powerful that occupied this island, before the motives that induced them to preserve coming of the Milesians. We may - their history. also refer to the times called fabulous, Languages have usually a common the accounts of the origin of the origin with the people that speak them. Scoto-Milesians, the voyages and trang. Those who endeavour to prove the migrations of their ĠADELEAN an- origin of the Milesians from Gaul, cestors into different regions, the dif. find without difficulty the root of the ferent circumstances, that attended Irish language in the language of their passage from Spain to Ireland, Gaul. But as the inference cannot until their complete establishment some be more certain than the principle from time after their arrival in that island. which it is deduced, and that this

Let us however acknowledge, that principle is founded merely on conjecwe have no proofs positive to reject tures, it is by far more natural to these accounts. All the argument's recur, on this subject, to the tradition that can be brought forward against and ancient monuments of 'this people. them, are merely negative, and are We learn from these monuments, that consequently insufficient. Besides ob- the Milesians are descended from a jects of this na! e being too remote colony of Scythians, who after several for us to distinguish, it would not per. emigrations into different countries haps be more inconsistent to admit canie and settled in Ireland ; that their than reject them. We ought to guse language which they call GAELIC, pend our judgment on what is proved from GAODHAL, one of their ancient neither absolutely true, nor absolutely Chiefs was always the peculiar language false. This is the opinion of the ju- of that colony, not only from its estadicious Cambden, an English author, blishment in Ireland, but moreover whose candor' on this occasion should from its departure from Egypt." not be attributed to love for our na- A conquering people commonly in. tion. Que nec affirmare nec refellere in troduce into the conquered country, animo est, in his detur sua antiquitatio its religion, it's laws, its customs and venia. Britt. pag. 728. ..! Janguage. The Scots and Saxons

As to the Scoto-Milesians, if we will furnish examples and proofs of consider them as established in Ireland this truth. The first being a colony some ages before the Christian' Æra, of Scoto-Milesians, who had setuled, forming a body of people governed by notwithstanding the opposition of the laws, in a peaceable situation, separated Picte, in a part of Scotland, hare from the Continent, and exempt from preserved their language, that is, the the incursions of foreigners, the epoch Irish, which is still spoken by them of which may be determined, previ. Loquelam de Hibernia in Britannian ous to the reign of OLLAMH-FODHLA, attulerunt. (Joan. Major. de Gest. about seven or eight certuries before 'Scot. lib. 2. c; 9) The Britons hav. Jesus Christ; we place them in the ing called the Saxons to their assist. third period, called historical, accord: ance against the Scots and Picts, ang to Varro. Their annals, from that (Polid. Virg. book 3. pag. 13.) ex. time, deserve as much credit as the perienced the perfidy of their allies, ancient history of any people on the who forced them to seek a retreat in face of the earth. We will be easily Wales. The Saxon langnage at this convinced of this, if we consider the time prevailed, and ihe British ceased antiquity of their language, which is to be spoken in England, except within certainly derived from no language the narrow limits of that province octhat is spoken in Europe, the singularity cupied by the Britons : so that it is of its alphabetical characters, which not probable, that the Gadelians, dur.


ing their sojournment in Spain, nor Britons home captives. The horrible the Milesians their descendants, esta. devastations related by Gildas and blished by right of conquest in Ireland, Bede, are incontestible proofs of the without ever having borne, a foreign facts. The Scoto-Milesians at this yoke, have changed their language by time were a free people, governed by a change of country, nor abandoned their own laws, whilst the Britons, their natural language, to substitute the Gauls themselves, and the Spain its room a foreign one. The error niards, were slaves to a foreign power, of the authors, which I have here to and were sometimes obliged to seek combat, proceeds only from an affected refuge in Ireland, to escape the tyignorance of the genuine history of ranny of the Romans; (Cambr. Brit. the Milesians. Those authors seem page 728 :) besides it is known, that eager, contrary to the spirit of this the FIRBOBOLGS, and the FirDom history to confound this people with NIANS, whose language was perhaps a greater number of other colonies, a dialect of the Celtic, kept up a con. who according to them came at diffe. tinual intercourse with the Scoto-Mirent times to settle in this island, un- lesians, who, after they conquered the der the auspices of its first inhabitants, island assigned them some lands This and who had learned and adopted the was sufficient to cause some intermix. language of the country, that is, the ture of both languages, and contribute British, which in consequence, expe- to the pretended connexion of the rienced no essential change by the in Irish with the British or Gaulish lantermixture of different nations. guage, although in reality they are

The argument, that Cambden and entirely different from one another. others deduce, from a pretended resem. It might be said, on the same prinblance or analogy of several Irish ciple, that the Irish language derives words with others of the British or from the Latin, because there are Armoric, by proving, that the Irish some words common to both languages, derived from the latter, would equally and which admit of the same signifiprove the reverse of his assumption, cation. We find an examplc in the We easily conceive, that neighbouring nouns of number aon, do, tri, ceathar, nations, that keep up a commercial &c. that are in appearance the same intercourse, and whose languages are with unus, duo, tres, quatuor, which liable to change and corruption, bør the Latins employ to express number. row words from each other, without These words are the same as to the the one being at the same time the substance, and are different only as source of the other. For example, to the idiom. But to this I oppose the French and English are connected two arguments which will equally ad. by a number of words common to both mit of no reply. languages, yet the one is not derived Words are but arbitrary signs, ina from the other. Commerce was fre. vented to express our thoughts, and. quent between the Scoto-Milesians and convey our ideas. These signs conthe Britons. If there be nations, one sist of a combination of letters of of which seems destined to be subject syllables, and this combination may to another, such was, at this time, happen to be the same in different the case with the Britons. The Scoto idioms. The Irish language being Milesians possessed above them that more ancient than the Latin, where superiority of genius, of riches, and fore suppose, that it has derived words of arms, that a celebrated modern poet from the Latin, rather than the Latin bestows, by his own authority, on the from it? And even on the supposition, English. They often carried arms into the intercourse of the Scoto-Milesians the heart of Britain, and brought the, with the Romans from the time of their


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