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"In that day (i. e. the accomplishment of Malachi, i. 11,) shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: whom the Lord of Hosts shall bless, saying, blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance."1
The time of unexampled trouble—the "troublous times" predicted by Daniel-seems to be approaching, and political events to be hastening the crisis when, in the midst of war and unexampled bloodshed and slaughter, the Jews will be restored to their own land; after which Satan will be bound a thousand years," and after that he must be loosed a little season." The restoration of Judah will commence at the close of the 2400 and the 1260 years, which I think will be in the year 1866; but thirty years may be occupied in this business of predicted trouble. Daniel intimates that a period of seventy-five years will intervene between the conclusion of the 2400 years before the millennium will commence, and which he divides into two periods of 1290 and 1335 days or years. So that it will take that long cycle to accomplish the restoration first of Judah, and then of the other ten tribes. And if a conjecture may be hazarded, perhaps, the restoration of Judah may occupy the first thirty, and that of Israel the last forty-five years; which will bring the last two thousand years very near to a conclusion, say the year 1941, after which the millennian holiness and blessedness will commence. It is not simply their residence in Palestine, for many Jews do reside there at present; but to the dominion and sovereignty of their own country as an independent nation, to which they will be restored. St. John tells us there will be a judgment and a "first resurrection," of those who have suffered for Christ, who alone shall live and reign with Christ a thousand years. This is confirmed by Daniel; but the rest of the dead are not to live again till the thousand years are finished. "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years." "13
I am truly what my signature imports, a learner, and wish P. A., or any one else, to explain the fourth, fifth, and sixth verses of the twentieth chapter of the Revelations. Holiness, which I should consider to be a state of sinless perfection, is the privilege of those only who will enjoy the happiness of the first resurrection; but it does not appear to me that the descendants of those who are at present alive will be entitled to the blessing here pronounced by St. John. I conclude that during the millennium the secular business of this world will proceed as usual; that there will be no cessation of trade and commerce and agriculture; but only that men will act more righteously and justly; and the fear of God will ever be before their eyes. Hence, as I said in my former letter, the millennian season will probably not be a sinless state of perfection, but only a state of rest from the enemy, and of greater holiness and obedience than the best of God's saints have ever yet arrived at. Wars and fightings, we are told, and also heresies and schisms, come of pride;
2 Dan. xii. 11-13.
1 Isaiah, xix. passim but 23 −25.
and as the father of pride will be bound, they will cease, and persecution for conscience sake will be at an end; for all these effects of pride are inconsistent with the peace and blessedness of the millennian church. P. A. is right, in ascribing the "fearful iniquity" to the "little season, when the thousand years are expired," and when " Satan shall be loosed out of his prison," and again go out to deceive the nations."
I do not know that I have altogether met P. A.'s objections, or that I have done much to enlighten a confessedly obscure portion of prophecy; but if I have succeeded in drawing the attention of P. A. to it, who is so much more capable of handling the subject, I shall think myself fortunate, who am truly but A LEARNER.
NAMES OF THE BISHOPS OF THE CITY OF MILAN.
GIVEN BY MABILLON, IN THE MUSEUM ITALICUM, FROM A MS.
"Omnis episcopus est presbyter, sed non omnis presbyter episcopus." Hilary the Deacon.
St. Barnabas (in a modern hand).
Castricianus sat 41 years, was buried in the Kal. Dec. at St. John ad Concha.
Kalimerus sat 53 years, was buried the day before the Kal. Aug. Monas sat 58 years, was buried the 8 Kal. April, at St. Vitalis. Mirocles sat 22 years, was buried the day before the Kal. Dec. at St. Victor.
Maternus sat 12 years, was buried the 15 Kal. Aug. at St. Nabor.
Ambrosius sat 26 years, 4 months, and 5 days, was buried the 5th day of the month of April.
Simplicianus sat 10 years, was buried the 18 Kal. Sep.1
Venerius sat 9 years, was buried the 4th of May, at St. Nazarins. Marobus sat 15 years, was buried the 9 Kal. May, at St. Peter or at St. Nazarins.
Martinianus sat 30 years, was buried the 4 Kal. Jan. at St. Stephen. Clicerius sat 18 years, was buried the 17 Kal. Oct. at St. Nazarins. Lazarus sat 11 years, was buried the 14th day of March, at St. Nazarins.
Eusebius sat 17 years, was buried the 9th day of Aug. at St. Laurentius.
1 The Fathers of the Third Council of Carthage sent to consult this bishop at the same time that they consulted Pope Syricius.
Gerontius sat 6 years, was buried the 7th day of May, at St. Simplicianus.
Benignus sat 18 years, was buried the 10 Kal. Dec. at St. Simplicianus.
Senator sat 13 years, was buried the 4 Kal. June, at St. Eufimia.
Theodorus sat 9 years, 8 months, and 17 days, and was buried the 5 Kal. April.
Laurentius sat 22 years, was buried the 8 Kal. Aug. at St. Cassian. Eustorgius sat 7 years, was buried 8 Ides of June at St. Xystus. Magnus sat 30 years, was buried in the Kal. Nov. at St. Eustorgius. Datius sat 22 years, was buried 19 Kal. Feb. at St. Victor.
Vitalis sat 4 years, was buried at St. Vitalis.
Auxanus sat 2 years, was buried 3 Nones Sept. at St. Stephens, at Rome.
Honoratus sat 2 years, was buried at Noceta.
Frontus sat 11 years, was buried at Genoa.
Laurentius sat 19 years and 7 months, died (obiit) 12 Kal. Sep., is buried in Genoa, at St. Syrus. He lived 85 years.1
Constantius, bishop (episcopus), sat 18 years, died 3rd day of September, was buried in Genoa, in the House of St. Ambrose. He lived 100 years.
Deusdedit, bishop, sat 28 years, 1 month, and 14 days, died 3 Kal. Nov., was buried in Genoa, at St. Syrus. He lived 90 years.
This catalogue is continued, but the above, extending through more than 600 years is sufficient. It is written in different hands and style. In the catalogue of Ughellus, Maternus precedes Mirocles. After him Prosius or Orosius, Eustorgius, Julius, Protasius, Dionysius, Anxentius, Ambrosius. These differences prove that each are independent catalogues. Dionysius and Mirocles are mentioned by St. Ambrose: "Absit ut tradam hereditatem patrum, hoc est, hereditatem Dionysii, qui in exilio in causa fidei defunctus est; hereditatem Eustorgii Confessoris, hereditatem Myroclis, atque omnium retro fidelium episcoporum." Adv. Auxentius. This catalogue, like all other documents which I have perused, supports episcopacy, which has been so foolishly questioned by Calvin in the latter times. It is singular that the doctrine of a priesthood and sacrifice in the Christian church, so much disliked by evangelicals and dissenters, should have been declared by St. Paul to be that of perfection. He says, that the rudiments of the doctrine of Christ are repentance from dead works, faith, baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection, and judgment;" and beseeches the Hebrews to leave the food of babes and aspire to that of those of mature age, viz.-the observances of the altar. But to return :-The ritual of the Church of Milan appears to have differed from, and to have been independent of, that of Rome from the earliest ages. Charlemagne, moved by a synod of bishops, held at Rome, under Pope Hadrian I., ordered all its ritual books that could be obtained by gift, purchase, or force, to be collected; some of which were burnt, others sent into other countries. But Eustorgius, a transmontane bishop, who had been Charles's godfather, coming to Rome,
Gregory the Great, then Prætor of the city, signed the Caution, or Confession of Faith, of this bishop.
reduced the pope to a better mind, and censured him for doing what Gregory the Great dared not to do. He then collected what books could be found, with which, together with what the clergy could recite from memory, he formed the present Ambrosian ritual, differing from that of St. Ambrose and from that of Rome. The object of both the emperor and the pope was to reduce all churches to the dominion of Rome. To those persons who are accustomed to the light mode in which the name of Jesus is mentioned and made use of (e. g., Jesus College, Cambridge,); the custom of always placing the word Lord before it in reading the Gospels in the Gallican and Ambrosian Liturgy will appear strange. St. Ambrose says, in epist. 18, " Rogavit quidam Pharisæus Dominum Jesum, &c." In the 45th epist., "Præteriens Dominus Jesus vidit à generatione cæcum, &c." But doubtless we are wiser than our fathers.
A TABLE OF MORTALITY FOR THE METROPOLIS,*
Showing the Number of Deaths from all Causes, registered between
Under the term Metropolis are comprised Thirty-two Districts, which include the City of London, within and without the Walls; the City and Liberties of Westminster; the Out Parishes within the Bills of Mortality: and the Parishes of St. Mary-le-bone; St. Pancras; Kensington; Fulham; Hammersmith; St. Luke, Chelea; Paddington; St. Mary, Stoke Newington; St. Leonard, Bromley; St. Maryle-Bow, Camberwell; Greenwich; St. Nicholas, and St. Paul, Deptford; and Woolwich. The population as enumerated in 1831, was 1,594,890.
At an ordination held on the 19th July, by the Lord Bishop of Bangor, the following gentlemen were ordained. Deacons.-J. Jones, B. A., Jesus coll., Oxon. Priests.-H. W. W. Jones, B. A., Jesus coll., Oxon; E. R. Princey, B. A., Magd. coll., Oxon.
The Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry held an ordination at Eccles hall, Staffordshire, on Sunday, 23rd Au gust, when the following gentlemen were ordained. Deacons. J. Pulling, M.A., Fellow of Cor. Ch. coll, Cam.; J. G. Mould, B.A., Fel, Cor, Ch. coll., Cam.;
J. J. Barlow, B.A., St. John's coll. Cam.; | B.A., Cor. Ch. coll., Cam.; E. Norman, G. Capel, B.A., Queen's coll., Cam.; C. M.A., Trin. coll., Dub., by Let. Dim. Whitaker, B.A., Brazenose coll., Ox.; F. from Bishop of Meath; W. Gray, B.A., Williams, B.A., Cor. Ch. coll., Cam.; G. Trin. coll., Dub., by Let. Dim. from Lloyd, B. A., Emm. coll., Cam.; J. F. Bishop of Dromore; J. G. Wodsworth, Franshawe, B.A., Cor. Ch. coll., Cam.; B.A., Pem. coll., Cam., Let. Dim. from T. P. Ferguson, B.C., Trin. coll., Cam.; Bishop of Worcester; H. W. Yeoman, J. Till, B.A., Queen's coll., Cam.; W. M. A., Trin. coll., Cam., by Let. Dim. R. Ogle, B.A., Trin. coll., Ox.; T. Hel- from Archbishop of York. Priests. — A. more, B.A., Magd. hall, Ox.; W. H. J. Pigott, B.A., Mert. coll, Ox.; W. M. Barbier, B. A., Magd. coll., Camb.; A. Townsend, B.A., Queen's coll., Cam.; T. B. Strettell, B. A., Trin. coll., Cam.; T. Whittaker, B.A., St. John's coll., Cam.; W. Hall, M.A., Trin. coll., Cam.; E. H. H. R. Smythe, B.A., Ch. Ch., Ox.; W. L. Noot, Cor. Ch. coll., Cam.; A. Paris, J. Kennedy, B.A., St. John's coll., Cam.
Rev. Dr. Shuttleworth, Warden of W. Hall, to be Curate of St. Mary's New College, is to be the new Bishop of Church, Manchester.- Rev. D. Harries, Chichester. Rev. G. Waddington, to be Perpetual Curate of Colwen, Breto the Deanery of Durham.-Ven. and conshire. Rev. J. C. C. B. P. Hawkins, Rev. W. Hale Hale, M.A., Archdeacon of to the Vicarage of Ramsbury, Wilts.St. Alban's, to the Archdeaconry of Mid. Rev. E. Houlditch, to the Rectory of dlesex, on the resignation of Archdeacon Staplegreve. - Rev. J. Roydon Hughes, Cambridge. The Venerable and Rev. to the Perpetual Curacy of Dorchester.Samuel Wilberforce, Archdeacon of Sur- Rev. Edmund Lane, B.A., to the Curacy rey, to a Stall in Winchester Cathedral. of Illingworth, Halifax. - Ven. Francis - Rev. W. J. B. Archer, to the Perpe- Lear, B.D., Archdeacon of Sarum, to the tual Curacy of Churchill.-Rev. J. Bar- Officialty of the Peculiar Decanal Juristholomew, to be a Canon of the Cathedral diction of Sarum.-Rev. D. Llewellyn, of Exeter. - Rev. B. Bayfield, to the to the Chaplaincy of Pewsey Union WorkPerpetual Curacy of Ripponden, York- house. Rev. H. Mackenzie, to be Inshire.- Rev. G. C. Berkeley, to the cumbent Minister of St. James's District Vicarage of Southminster, Essex. Rev. Church, Bermondsey. Rev. D. MalJ. Richardson, Bunbury, to the Curacy of colm, Vicar of Yatton-cum-Kenn, to a North Marston, Buckinghamshire.-Rev. Prebendal Stall in the Cathedral Church W. Busfield, to the Rectory of Keighley, at Wells. Rev. Mr. Mark, to be MinisYorkshire. Rev. G. Cannon, to be Chapter of the English Church at Rotterdam. lain of the Marlborough Bridewell. -Rev. C. O. Mayne, to a Prebendal Rev. J. Cottle, Mary Magdalen, Taunton, Stall in the Cathedral Church of Wells. to be one of the Domestic Chaplains of - Rev. Lowry M'Clintock, to the PerpeLord Ashburton.-Rev. J. Croft, to the tual Curacy of Monivea, county of GalVicarage of Catterick, Yorkshire. Rev. way. — - Rev. T. P. Maurice, to the Rectory J. D. Crofts, to the Donative of Old Wal- of Michaelmersh, Hants.-Rev. J. Moore, singham, Norfolk. Rev. J. Cox, to the to be one of the Domestic Chaplains of Rectory of Salcot Virley, Essex. Rev. the Earl of Morley. Rev. H. Percy, to E. Crawley, to the Prebendal Stall of the Vicarage of Warkworth, NorthumTaunton, in the cathedral church of Wells. berland. Rev. F. R. Phillipps, to the Rev. A. Daniel, to the Perpetual Cu- Vicarage of Oadby, Leicestershire.- Rev. racy of Trinity Church, Frome. Rev. J. Pinder, Professor of Theology at Wells, E. H. Dawson, to the Rectory of Beau- to be Precentor and Honorary Prebendary champ, Essex. - Rev. C. Welland Ed- to the Cathedral Church at Wells.-Rev. monstone, to the Vicarage of Marlborough, John Postlethwaite, to the Vicarage of St. Mary, Wilts. Rev. Godfrey Faussett, Headon-cum-Upton, Nottinghamshire.D.D., to a Canonry of Christ Church. Rev. B. Rees, to the Rectory of Eglwys Rev. Samuel Gooch, to the Perpetual Cu- cummin, Carmarthenshire. Rev. A. E. racy of Alverthorpe, near Wakefield. Rogers, to the Pastoral Charge of the Rev. John K. Greetham, Rector of Stam- Parish of Stogumber. Rev. G. Talbot, ford Brett, to a Prebendal Stall in Wells B.A., to the Vicarage of Evercreech-cumCathedral. Rev. T. Griffiths, to be Vi- Chesterblade. - Rev. Dr. Taylor, to the car of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire. Rev. Lectureship of Dedham, Essex. - Rev. W. Gunning, B.C.L., to a Prebendal Stall R. Thomas, to the Chaplaincy of Banin the Cathedral Church of Wells.-Rev. croft's Hospital, Mile-end, London.