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D OMES TIC MA NA GEMENT.

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aCJllPTUitH ILLUSTRATIONS.—No.…

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aCJllPTUitH ILLUSTRATIONS.—No. 2l. ACTS. 17, v. I I. These were more noble than those of Thessalonica." (" Virtus sola nobilitas.") Though the Greek word Eugenesteroi literally sig- nifies better born, yet those admirable commentators, Drs. Whitby and Doddridge, incline to the more literal translation 11 of a nobier and more generous disposition and "there is a peculiar spirit and pro- priety in the expression, as the Jews boasted that they were free and noble, by virtue of their great pro- genitor, were (eugenesteroi) his more genuine off- sprillg.DoDDRI DO E. The Jews looked upon themselves as the only per- sons of true nobility, as being of the stock of Abra. ham even the poorest Israelite, eaith R. Akibah, is to be looked upon as a gentleman, as being the son of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But the Gentiles Ihey horribly despised, as the base people of the earth, not fit to be conversed with by them, they being in their law stiled, Not a nation, a people that shall be born." (Psalm 22, 31), "that shall be created in the genera- tion to come," (Psal. 102. 19:) and so yet had no being, •« not a people,(Hos. ]. 10 ) And, it being said by the prophet, that dall the heathens are as nothing and were accounted as nothing:" (Is. 40. 17,) they still accounted them as such. Hence Mordecai is introduced as praying thus, "Lord, give not thy sceptre to them that are not Esther 4.11. And Esdras, speaking thus "0 Lord, these heathens who have ever been reputed as nothing have begun to be Lords over us2 Esd. 6. 57. Thus Abraham is said to be Father of the Gentiles,' before that God who calleth things which are not as if they were: Rom. 4. 17. And Clemens Romanus saith of the Gentiles, 'He called its who were not, and would that of no being we should have a being.' Though therefore it is abundantly shewn in these and many other sacred texts, that the Jews looked upon themselves not only as of free, but of noble hirth, as being of the seed of Abraham, yet Sti. Luke ex. plains wherein true nobility consisted viz. in such a disposition of the soul as inclined them to attend to the doctrine of the Gospel "-WHITBY. Ut essemus qui nondiun eramus-" -1 R ENEUS.

UNI VERSIT Y IN TELL IU ENCE,…

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TRIAL BY JURY IN PRUSSIA.…

STATE OF THE CHURCH.

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