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THE NEW MARRIAGE ACT.

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THE NEW MARRIAGE ACT. (From the Bishop of Lincoln', Charge, just published,) To unsettle principles which have acquired a prescriptive influence over the conduot of ;the com- monity is at all times a rash and perilous experi- ment. The marriage union is the source of all the domestic charities;, and in proportion as it is beld in reverence will those charities be diligently cultivated, and a pure and elevated tone be given to the general intercourse of soeiety. We may, therefore, be excused for Looking forward with some degree of anxiety and apprehension to the consequences of a measure,, which, by divesting the marriage union of its saered character, will too probably impair that reverence for which it is .the hest safeguard of national moraj*. Seeing, how- ever; that it has pleased the legislature to enact that the sanction of a religious ceremony shall no longer be naeeseary, It, is doubly incumbent upon the ministers of the Established Church frequently to remind their congregations that marriage is a divine institution; to tell them in whatever light it is viewed by the law of the land, by the Church of Christ it. bu always beta regarded as hol1 ordinance ates of Christianity, before the SCfcte became Christian, the consent of the ClMreh was always obtained previously to the celebration of marriage between Christians; and the benedietion of the minister was alwsys pro- nounced upon the parties. Above all, it is incum- bent upon us te poiat out to the female portion of our flocks how deeply they are interested in the continued ebservanc* of the solemn forms with which marriage has hitherto been contracted. It is to tbe silent, butWMrfU iniueaeeof the goepel ever the manner*el eqriety, and to the clear light which U toarelied apotk tbe relative duties of bus. band and wife, that the latter ï. Indebted for the station which she aHs ia Christian countries; and the ought consequently to watch with jealous vigilance any change tending to disconnect mar- riage with theee betiewed rites which impart to it what may ttrtfriifed its Christian character.

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