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introduced on the subject of popular education, or against such
infamous laws as those which taxed the poor man's bread ? Clearly
it must be seen by every body thataoccasion will arise when it is
the duty of the minister to leave his ordinary line of action, and
throw the whole weight of his influence into popular movements for
the attainment of important political objects. It is necessary,
however, for him to be reminded that if he be ever dabbling in
politics, or mixing with political agitation, he will receive
injury in his own religious character, and inflict injury upon the
cause of religion. Let him also be reminded that when constrained
by a sense of duty to enter the arena of political agitation, he
should beware of getting involved in the meshes of political
partisanship. A minister ought never to be a party man, either in
ecclesiastical or political matters. Above all things, let him
remember that he is a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, that his
great business is to promote the religious culture of men, and that
everything else must be kept in subordination to religion. Art.
V.?SIR HARRY VANE. IN the small parish of Iladlow, in the county of
Kent, England, and on some unnoted day of the year 1612, Harry Vane
was born. It was two hundred and fifty years ago ; yet so eventful
was the age he lived in, and so did he identify himself with those
principles which never die, that even now his birth has almost its
first freshness. He was born to be the statesman of a cause. In big
own language, often repeated, in the language of Milton and of
Algernon Sydney likewise, in the familiar converse of that whole
company who struck for the English Commonwealth, it was called The
Cause,?The good Cause,?The glorious Cause. Born to be the statesman
of that cause, he must be trai...
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