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124 ON SOUNDNESS IN JUDGMENT,' our duties, and the harmony of our virtues, are preserved ; for it keeps not only the talents in just subordination, but the principles in due equipoise. When exercised in subservience to the Divine rule, the faculty becomes a virtue, and a virtue of a high order. It restrains irregularity, it subdues vanity, it corrects impetuosity, it checks enthusiasm, and it checks it without diminishing zeal. One of the most powerful defenders, not only of our church polity, but of our church doctrines, has had the re- nown of all his great qualities so absorbed in the qualitywe are recommending ; or, rather, this was so much the faculty which maintained his great talents and qualities in their due order, that we never read the name of Hooker without the previous application of this weighty epithet - THE JUDICIOUS. Judgment is so far from being a cooler of zeal, as some suppose, that it increases its effect by directing its movements ; and a warm heart will always produce