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hood had been established in the Christian world, which was not in the first century of the Christian era. In the fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters, we have the following words.' (God is represented as addressing the Christ.) “ Thou art a
priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek-Called of “ God an high priest after the order of Melchizedek. . Even
Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Mel-' “schisedec. For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of “the most high God, who met Abraham returniog from the
slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; to whom also “ Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpro" talion king of righteousness, and after that also king of “ Salem, which is, king of peace. Without father, without “ mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days,
nor end of life; but maile like unto the Son of God; 'abideth “ a priest continually. Now consider who this great man was, “ unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of " the spoils. And verily they thai are of the sons of Levi, “ who receive the office of the priesthood, have a command6 ment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that “ is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of “ Abraham: but he whose descent is not counted from them “ received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the
promises, And without all contradiction the less is blessed “ of the better. And here men that die receive tithes; but “ there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed, that he “ liveth, And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth lithes,
payed tithes in Abraham. For he was yet in the loins of “ his father, when Melchizedek met him. If therefore perfec“ tion were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the peo
ple received the , law,) what further need was there that « another priest should rise after the order of Melchizedek, « and not be called after the order of Aaron. For the priest5 hood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also 56 of the law. For he of whom these things are spoken, per"taineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance $6 at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of * Judea ; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priest
And it is yet far more evident : for that after the $6 similitude of Melchizedek, there ariseth another priest, who " is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but it after the power of an endless life. For he testifieth, Thou “art a priest for ever, afler the order of Melchizedek
“ And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: “ (for those priests were niade without an oath; but this with
s an oath by him that said unto him, the Lord sware and will “not repent, thou art a priest for ever after the order of Mel“chizedek:)" There is nothing more than the above quotations necessary to convince any rational being, that the notice of Melchizedek receiving lithes from Abraham in the fourteenth chapter of Genesis, is the work of a Jewish Priest, and, that in the Epistle to the Hebrews the work of a Christian priest. The priests are something like our political judges and lawyers, the slightest precedent for an innovation or imposition is to them a sufficient justification for practising it.
TO THE DEITY.
Eternal, and Omnipotent unseen,
Etaminer, 2d Feb. 1817.
TO THE PUBLIC. In commercing ibe third volume of the Kepublican, R. Carlie seturns his sincere thanks for the sums of money subscribed towards bis tine; and begs to observe, that there are two sunis adversised whiclı lave not been received, R. C. has since been infornierl that they were fictions, and he lanıents that any ibis of the kind should have appeared as such in the Republican, because, if the sum total biad not been more farihings that it is pounds, it should have gone forth to the public in its true amoum, if R. C. had been in town tu have superintended its publication. The first was a letter from Nottingham, announcing the subscription of vol. 125. at the Golden Fleece, Low Pavenient, Nettingham, signed “Charles Sleald;" this proved to be an hoax, as the Landlord wrote to Mrs. Carlile lo say, that no such subscription had taken place at his house. The second misstatement was the suin which headed the subscriprious received by Mr. Davison, and inserted in the following words, "2n linemy in Persecution,” 51. On application being made for ile above, Mr. Davisod replied that it was fictious, and intended as a set off to the binaller sums. However generous the zeal and motive of Mr. D.. R. C. regrets the circumstance, as he would studiously avoid being instruniental in the snost harenless aud simple delusion on the public. In every instance he wishes the public to see things and circuore stances as they really are, but more particularly where he linsself is concerned. It is very easy to swell a subscription, and 10 make it look respectable by such means; but such are not bonest means, and it becomes an imposition on the public mind. The subscription, as far as it has gone, has been spontaneous, R. C, not being aware that any advertisements have gone forthi, save in iwo evening papers, whose circulation is contined and small. The heighth of his ambition would have been to have published a list of 'those names who have expressed their approbation of liis conduct.' He now pledges his word that the following amount is a correct account of what has been published in the tiro first volumes of the Republican, with the above exceptions, and whicb annount has been receiveci.
Subscriptions received . . 4104 3s. 11d. N. B. R. C. is also inclined to think ibat a letter addressed to a Mr. Whitaker, Bedford Square, in the first volume of the Republican, by Mr. St. John, is an improper comunication. li happened after his committal to Dorchester Gaul, when he found it necessary to engage Mr. St. Jobm for a few weeks until he shoukl find on what ground he stood. The address signed 11. James, from Hosion, in No. 8 of Vol. 1, was a false address, which found its way into the Republican during the trial of the Editor, and at a time that he could not detect it. Helpes that in all other respects the Repub. hican has been found consistent with the promises of the Editor, as far as lois situation would enable him in controul it.
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LONDON, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1820.
ÀN ANALYSIS OF THE KING'S SPEECH ON THE
OPENING OF HIS FIRST PARLIAMENT:
My Lords and Gentlemen, I have taken the earliest occasion of assembling you here, after baving recurred to the sense of my people.
If this speech was to be considered as a criterion of the abilities of the king and his ministers, we should proclaim them altogether deficient and inadequate to the high offices they fill; but as we know that they have a bad and rotten cause to support, we might rather wonder how they can find words wherewith to cover their nefarious purposes, than that it should be deficient in grammatical accuracy and blundering misrepresentations. As the king of England can do no wrong, We of course must presume that he can do nothing, because this speech is wrong both in premise and inference, promise and performance, as a matter of course and courtesy we must receive it as the speech of the king's ministers, and consider the king only as a mechanical automaton made to pronounce it.. The king is told to say, that he has taken the earliest occasion of assembling the parliament. The strict definition of occasion is a cause or casualty, and cannot in such an instance as above de properly substituted for opportunity. This is not the only objection to the first paragraph : the king is very improperly made to say, that he has assembled them after having recurred to the sense of his people. What people? Surely his majesty cannot mean the people of England, the majority of whom having nothing more to do with chusing the parliament than the people of Greenland. Mr. Canning must have written this paragraph, and of course it implies the people of
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Gatton, the people of Old Sarum, the people of Grampound, and other villages in Cornwar, and the people who are willing to submit to bribes and pensions, and sell the interest of the majority. This we know to be Mr. Canning's character and his definition of the people.
In meeting you personally for the tirat tinte since the death of my heloved father, I am anxious to assure you that I shall always continue to imitate luis great example in unceasing attention to the public interests, and in paternal solicitude for the welfare and happi. Thesy of all classes of my subjects.
God forbid that ever any other king, who might reign in this country, should imitate the example of George the Third. What are we to have nothing but foreign war and domestic misery and distress ? This must be the cause if the example of George the Third be imitated. Another such a reign as that of George the Third would starve three-fourths of the population. The result of his reign has been, that a majority of the people see no means of subsistence in the country, and are anxious to emigrate if they can find the means. If this be a paternal solicitude, may we never want such a father.
I have received from Foreign Powers renewed assurance of their friendly disposition, and of their earliest desire to cultivate with me the relations of peace and amity.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
They liave been framed upon principles of strict economy; but it is to me matter of the deepest regret that the state of the country has fot allowed me to dispense with those additions to our military force which I annuoupced at the commencement of the last Session of Parliament.
We must wait a few days before we can make any observations on the “strict economy” of the estimates of the year. As the present is the commencement of a new reign, we sincerely hope that a new mode of proceeding will be the result in the affairs of Government. The continuation of an increased and increasing standing army does not forbode well.
The first object to which your attention will be directed is the provision to be made for the support of the Civil Government, and of the honour and digrity of the Crown.
I leave entirely at your disposal, my interest in the Hereditary Revenues; and I cannot deny myself the gratification of declaring that so far from desiring any arrangement which might lead to the imposition of new burdens upou my People, or even might diminish, on my account, the amount of tbe Reductions incident to my accesBion to the Throne, I can have no wish, under circumstances like the