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he is a dreadful great man. Hear him: " In the work of criticism our motto has ever been, (hear that) willing to praise, but not afraid to blame;" (abuse he meant.) Again: "Amongst the lecturers who have labored in the vicinity of Woburn, are Rev. Thomas Whittemore, Rev. Sylvanus Cobb, Rev. Mr. Young, and-who else! OUR MOST HUMBLE SELT!” “ Our most, humble self;" ha, ba--this reminds us of the fly that lit upon the hub of a coach wheel, and flapping its wings, exclaimed, “ See what a dust, we kick up!” So much for the oditor of the Ladies Repository.
THE GOSPEL SUN.
The Rev. 0. A. Skinner says, the viows of Mr. Gregory on temperance, will not find favor with his ministering brethren. I would inform Mr. Skinnor that my object has ever been to please my lay brethren; to watch over their interest, instead of the interests of the clergy. I have done this independently, and run the risk of incuring their displeasure. Be it knowa into all men that I preach to please the people. And as long as I am confident my views of temperance are in accordance with the Bible, the threatnings of the priesthood shall not make me finch from my duty. But I would inform Mr. Skinner that there are more than ono in Israel, whose sentiments on temperanco are in BoiBod with mine. Had be beard a celebrated divino, whose fame for Biblical knowledge has gono forth into all the land, and to whom the public is indebted for two able • Joquiries,' lecture Mr. Whittemore for calling Daniel a cold water man, and for misrepresenting my sentiments, he would have thought that I had one friend il no more: Let the Universalist clergy come oui and take a stand on this subject, and I will venture to say, there wouid not be fisty in the order, but what would be in favor of
sentiments. Our Methodist, Orthodox, and political papers bave given us a passing notice, but we shall not attempt 10 reform them until we have reformed our own order.
The render may wish to know if any papers have spoken in favor of the Bramble. We extract the following from the Southern Evangelist, published at Charleston, S. C., and edited by the Rev. THEOPHILUS Fisk. The remarks are from that well known talented brother :
6- The BRAMELE.” 66 We have received a copy of this well written production from some unknown friend, perhaps the author himsell; our hearty thanks are due to the donor, whoever he may be. It is a most able expose of the craft and spiritual hypocrisy that is overflowing the land under the guise of temperance societies; the author a young Universalist minister of sterling worth, manly independence, and great promise of usefulness. We have read the production with more care and attention than we should probably otherwise have done, but for the unspairing, and unjustifiable abuse
which has been heaped upon the author by the oditor of the Boston Trumpet and his echo. Mr. Whittemore ia his first notice (for he has seen fit to make too attacks apon the pamphlet, or rather upon its author) speaks of Br. Gregory's sentiments as “far below the standard of the age”—and again he says: "We are truly sick with the bombastic style of the pamphlet.” Is there no intemperance in this language, from one ministering bro. ther to another, that needs to be rebuked? For our own part we are not the advocates of intemperance of any kind-much less than all the intemperate zeal which is here manifested, to cover a ministering brother with odium for a manly expression of opinion, we are Bot in favor of the intemperance which could procure the suspension from fellowship, of a minister second to Rone in our denomination in any point of view, for the enormous offence of storing ten dollars for three or four months! We are not in favor of that intemperance which can resort to the pitisul expedient of invading the sanctity of the domestic circle, to seek proofs of some act of indiscretion in the unguarded moments of affection! Nor of that species of " Inquiry" which foods the country with letters, for the purpose of gathoring vague rumors, hearsays, and flying reports! From such Intemperance we say in behalf of the Universalist denomination,“ Good Lord deliver us."
But we have good reason to believe that the pamplalet under consideration was not the cause of the bitter
ness of the Rev. Thomas Whittemore towards Br. Gregory. Br. Gregory is from “the land of the free"- from the bosom of the Green Mountains; where the mind wears no shackles, and where Universalist priestcraft is entirely unknown. We noticed with pleasure and pride, during a stay in Boston of some twelve or fifteen months, many manifestations of his sterling honesty, and unbending integrity; particularly whenever he visited the Trumpet “dissecting room." He had the independence when he heard the character of an absent ministering brother there undergoing an operation, and this was but of too frequent occurrence). stand up boldly in his defence, if he thought him innocent of the surmises, hints, and inuendo es, that were indulged in so profusely; this we think, is the head and fountain of his offending. We saw the storm lowering upon him more than a twelve month ago-more than one face was gathering blackness previous to our leav. in that region, and we mentioned to one of the victims of this unhallowed “spirit of Inquiry," that the tempest would burst sooner or later--and our predictions have been verified. The thunder has rolled, the bolt has fallen; and we hope some of the brethren feel relieved.
In conclusion wo have to say that while we have strength to wield a pen, we will espouse the cause of the injured and persecuted--we have suffered too deeply ourself from “ stabs in the dark,” not to have a fel low feeling for those who are stretched upon the rack. Br. Gregory will remember the injunction, " if they
persecute you in one city fiee into another'-the sunny South will welcome him with open arms, if the climate at the North becomes too warm.”
REMARKS OF THE MAGAZINE AND ADVOCATE.
Speaking of the Hoe, Br. Grosh remarks: “It is anonymous. I have not seen it, but judging from some extracts given in the Trumpet, it appears to appeal to prejudice to put down Br. Gregory.
Some of our editors also appear to rely upon the same weapon. This is ungenerous, to say the least of it. Prejudice, like jealousy, is cruel as the grave, and puts down, not the arguments, but the man. Like persecution, it never can convince, but confirms even the errorist in his errors.”
Speaking of what we should eat and drink, he adds" It is good to eat meat, and to drink wine; and it is good to eat vegetables, and to drink water; but circumstances should determine not only when you should eat and drink either, but also how much. Excess in either, is wrong and injurious.” “We may, or may not dress, eat, drink, sleep, walk, sit, stand, as they did, our circumstances being the same as theirs were, and be neither sinful nor virtuous in so doing, or in not so doing.”
The same writer speaking of societies formed to suppress any particular vice, remarks-"Such combina. tions are not only unnecessary, bút contrary to the principles of, and injurious in a republican government.