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illustrated.1847 Excerpt: ... The opinions of Dr. Baird are twice
referred to in these "Observations," as an endorsement of the
liberal and republican nature of Episcopal Methodism. Dr. B., with
his eye fixed upon an all-absorbing topic, the voluntary principle,
has expressed some very kind and liberal opinions respecting that
system. The same amiable qualities, for which the Doctor is
remarkable, have been as profusely lavished upon the Emperor
Nicholas; as the readers of the public journals have recently seen.
Few men, strangers in a distant land, and pressed with disease,
would be insensible to acts of personal kindness; and fewer still,
perhaps, of plain republicans, would have been insensible to
imperial personal attentions manifested 'in the manner, and on the
occasion so minutely and graphically described by the Dr.'s pen, in
his account of the marriage of the Emperor's daughter. But that
those personal attentions, and those affectionate domestic habits
demonstrate the autocrat's liberal views of government, or his
tolerant and even lamb-like exercise of power, we must be excused
for not being able to perceive. The world knows that it is one of
Dr. B.'s objects in his foreign tours, to furnish materials for
some of the leading journals of this country. We have no particular
evidence, to be sure, that this fact had any influence upon "the
Autocrat of all the Russias;" but "verily" he has his "reward."
However, we were somewhat struck with the comment upon his
panegyric, in the fact, that while his ink was yet moist, the meek
and liberal Nicholas, with his "noble brothers," pounced once more
upon unhappy Poland, and wrung the last drop of blood from her
heart. Kind and liberal Where are parental emotions more tenderly
exhibited than by the tigress in her lair? 14. MISREPRESENTATIO...
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