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By the case of Cain, parents are impressively taught imagination a kind of heaven upon earth, they have to beware of expecting unmingled happiness from their found no inethod of doing it to greater advantage, than children, who, in many instances, plunge thein into by representing shepherds, in times of peace, enjoying overwhelming sorrow by their evil courses as they rise plenty and prosperity, feeding their flocks in verdant up into life. Of human depravity, even in youth and pastures, and leading them to living fountains of water, from our birth, our Saviour has admonished us, in his or reposing in shady groves. affecting observation to Nicodemus, “ That which is Bul chiefly we should observe, the use which the wisborn of the flesh is flesh.” John ii, 6.

dom of God' in the Holy Scriptures has made of this Abel is believed to have been born in the following employment, by transferring the pleasing images which year; and as his parents had discovered the mistake it affords to the highest and most important truths of into which their fond hopes had led them, in calling, religion : whilst it teaches us how to make them the their first-born a possession, they gave the name of Abel means of turning our eyes to the mercies and lovingto the second, a word which signifies vanity, or a vapour. kiodnesses of our Lord Jesus Christ, the great “ShepConsidering the untimely death of Abel, this name was herd and Bishop of souls.” He nourishes the spirits singularly appropriate. Some suppose that the name of the righteous in pastures of eternal truth, and leads was given under the Divine direction, by a spirit of them to living fountains of divine consolation. Let ne prophecy; and it ought not to pass unnoticed, that man then despise another for the supposed meanness among « the divers manners in which God spake in of his occupation. The humble shepherd, who dis. time past to the fathers by the prophets," names, signi- charges his duties conscientiously, inay comfort himself ficantly prophetical, were none of the least remark- with this reflection, that he has “ righteous Abel" for able.

Abel, as the first on whom was executed the humi- hi To the shepherds of Bethlehem, “ keeping watch

liating sentence, “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return, was an affecting instance of the correctness of the Psalmist's declaration, “Surely every man walketh in a vain show,- every man in his best estate is alto

of Abel the humiliating reflection of the patriarch Job, “ Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.” Job xiv, 1, 2.

over their flocks by night,” came the first glad tidings of the birth of our Saviour. Moses, the deliverer of Israel, was forty years a shepherd in the land of Midian; and King David, in his youth, kept his father's sheep in the wilderness, and both David and Moses, in moun.

Occupation of Cain and Abel. Cain and Abel were heirs apparent to the whole world: for Adam, their father, was rightful lord of all the earth. Yet notwithstanding their nobility, and their large possessions, they were not brought up in idleness. God gave their father a calling even in Paradise, and Adam appointed one to each of his children. They were taught to labour, and were employed in necessary and suitable occupations. It is evidently the holy will of God, that we shall all have some useful employment while he continues us in the present world.

In the days of primeval simplicity, while men were unpractised in those schemes of self-interest, and selfgratification, which distinguish the following ages, agriculture and pasturage presented themselves as employments the nost adapted for supplying the necessary demands of our nature. In these were the sons of Adam engaged. The tempers of the two brothers were different. Cain chose the cultivation of the earth, the business of his father, as most congenial with his active, energetic spirit, and his hardy, robust constitution. No oecupation could be more innocent and rational, or more agreeable to the Divine command to Adam.

The mildness of Abel's disposition led him to prefer the pastoral life; and the care of the sheepfold was a course equally innocent and rational, and no less favourable to the pious exercises of a devout and contemplative mind. The business of kecping sheep, we perceive, is nearly as ancient as the world itself: nor was it esteemed beneath those who were the early favourites of Heaven, and who are now exalted to the highest stations in the Saviour's kingdom of glory. And, indeed, where shall we find usefulness, innocence, and pleasure, so combined in any other einployinent as they are in this?

No one subject has so frequently engaged the ingepious and elegant pens of the best poets, as the felicities of the pastoral life. Nay, when they would describe “ the golden age of the world,” and picture to our

their God. With what beautiful simplicity does David improve this sentiment of pastoral care in the twentythird Psalın, and many suppose that he wrote that edifying piece in his youth. • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh ine to lie down in green pastures : he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.”

Many a young believer, and many a youthful shepherd, it cannot be doubted, has been delighted with the language of that pious keeper of his father's sheep; and has sung his heavenly doctrines in the beautiful verses of Dr. Watts.

“ My shepherd is the living Lord :

Now shall my wants be well supplied ;
Ilis providence and holy word

Become my safety and my guide.
In pastures where salvation grows

He makes me feed, he makes me rest;
There living water gently flows,

And all the food's divinely blest.
My wand'ring feet his ways mistake,

But he restores my soul to peace;
And leads me for his mercy's sake

In the fair paths of righteousness."
Being instructed by the Holy Seriptures how to raise
his thoughts from things visible to thiogs invisible, the
humble Christian may make his business a perpetual
lesson of heavenly wisdom and spiritual comfort; and
so, after having, like Abel, lived a life of faith on earth,
he may pass to dwell with him in everlasting mansions.
Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor of
Rome, was accustomed to say, "My life, when at the
sumınit of huinan felicity, is something more honour-
able than that of a shepherd, but much more trouble-
some."

(To be continued.)

THE EFFICACY OF RELIGIOUS EXAMPLE. LORD PETERBOROUGH, when on a visit to Fenelon, at Cambray, was so charmed with the virtues and talents of the archbishop, that he exclaimed at parting, "If I stay here any longer, I shall become a Christian in spite of myself.”

to us.

beard 1642, Aug. 4, a stone weighing albe

. fell between

METEORIC STONES.

burst in the atmosphere, but the origin and cause of

these fire-balls will perhaps for ages baffle all the atMETEORIC stones are among the most extraordinary tempts of philosophers to explain them.” phenomena of nature. They are peculiar solid com- Ainid the uncertain speculations of learned and wise pounds of earthy and metallic matter, of singular as- philosophers, how consolatory is it to the humble Chrispect and composition, which occasionally descend from tian, that it is not necessary for him “ to find out the the atmosphere, usually from the bosom of a luminous Almighty to perfection," in any of his glorious works! meteor. Professor Jameson, in his “ Manual of Mine- “ This is life eternal, to know Him the only true God, ralogy,” observes, that meteoric irou falls froin the air as revealed in his blessed word, and Jesus Christ whom in all parts of the world, and appears to be formed in he has sent," as “ the great apostlc and high priest of the atmosphere by some process hitherto unknown our profession.” “While all Europe,” says the celebrated Vauquelin,

SELECT LIST OF METEORIC STONES ; "resounded with the rumour of stones fallen from the heavens; and while philosophers, distracted in opinion,

Collected from Dr. Thomson's “System of Chemistry," were framing hypotheses to explain their origin, each

and Dr. Ure's " Dictionary of Chemistry." according to their own fancy, the honourable Mr.

Howard, 1. In 1492, a stone of 260lbs. fell at Ensisheim in an able English chemist, was pursuiug in silence the Alsace. It is now in the library of Colmar, and has only route which could lead to a solution of the pro- been reduced to 1501b8. blem. He collected specimens of stones which had 2. 1581, July 26, a stone weighing 39 lbs. fell in fallen at different times, procured as much information Thuringia. It was so hot that no person could touch it. as possible respecting them, compared the physical or 3. 1637, Nov. 29, Gassendi says, a stone of a black exterior characters of these bodies, and even did more, metallic colour fell at Mount Vaision, in Provence, in subjectiug them to chemical analysis, by means as weighing 54 lbs, and it had the size and shape of a human ingenious as exact.

head. It results from his researches, that the stones which fell in England, in Italy, in Germany, in the East Indies, Woodbridge and Aldborough in Suffolk. and in other places, have all such a perfect resemblance, 5. 1762, two stones weighing, one 200 lbs. the other that it is alınost impossible to distinguish them from 300 lbs. fell near Verona. each other; and what renders the similitude more per. 6. 1790, July 14, a great shower of stones fell at fect and more striking is, that they are composed of Barbotan, near Roquefort, in the vicinity of Bordeaux. the same principles, and nearly in the same proportion. A mass 16 inches in diameter penetrated a hut and The solitary masses of native iron that have been found killed a herdsman and a bullock. Some of the stones in Siberia, Bohemia, Senegal, and South America, like- weighed 25 lbs, and others 30 lbs. vise agree in the circumstance of being an alloy of 7. 1807, June 17, a stone weighing 160lbs. fell at iron and nickel, and are either of a cellular texture, or Tmiochin, in the province of Smolensko, in Russia. hare earthy matter disseininated among the metal. 8. 1818, July 29, a stone of 7lbs. fell at the village Hence a similar origia has been ascribed to them. of Slobodka, in Smolensko. It penetrated nearly 16

Langier, and afterwards Kepard, found chrome like- inches into the ground. wise in the proportion of about one per cent. in different 9. 1824, towards the end of January, many stones meteoric stones they examined.

fell near Arenazzo, in the territory of Bologna; one of In all the instances in which these stones have been them weighing 12 lbs. is preserved in the Observatory of supposed to fall from the clouds, and of which any per. Bologna. feet account has been given, the appearance of a lumi. nous meteor exploding with loud noise has been looked to as the cause. The stones likewise have been more

METEORIC STONES IN THE SANDWICH or less hot when found after their immediately supposed

ISLANDS. fall. Different opinions however have been entertained on this subject, which is certainly involved in much CAPTAIN KotzEBUE, the Russian navigator, relates the dificulty. Some have supposed them to be merely following as having occurred at the Sandwich Islands in projected from volcanoes; while others have suggested, September 1825. that they might be thrown from the moon ; or be bodies On the morning after our arrival, a remarkable phewandering through space, and at length brought within nomenon occurred, of which we were witnesses through. the sphere of the attraction of our planet.

out its duration. While the heavens were quite clear, a Luminous bodies called fire-bulls, meleors, &c., have thick black cloud formed itself over the island, resting in all ages been observed in the atmosphere, and many its lower verge on the summits of the mountains, the of them have been described by eye-witnesses. One of densest portion of the cloud hanging over the little town the most remarkable of these was the meteor which of Hanaruro. The wind was perfectly calm, till on a appeared in 1783. It was very luminous, and its dia- sudden a violent gust blew from the north-east, and at meter could not be less than one thousand yards. It the same time a crashing noise proceeded from the cloud, traversed Britain and a considerable part of the conti- as if many ships were firing their guns; the resemblance nent of Europe with very great vclocity, and at the was so perfect, that we might have supposed we heard height of nearly sixty miles from the surface of the alternately the individual shots of the opposing broadearth. Most of the stones which have fallen from the sides. This concussion lasted some minutes, and when atinosphere have been preceded by the appearance of it ceased, two stones shot from the cloud into the street luminous bodies, or meteors. These meteurs burst of Hanaruro, and from the violence of the fall, broke with an explosion, and then the shower of stones falls into several pieces. The inhabitants collected the still to the earth. Sometiines the stones continue luminous warm fragnients, and judging by these, the stones must till they sink into the earth; but most commonly their have weighed full fifteen pounds each. luminousness disappears at the time of explosion.

They were grey inside, and externally surrounded “Upon the whole,” says Dr. Thomson, in his “ Sys. with a black burnt crust. On a chemical analysis, they tem of Chemistry," we may consider these stony and appeared to reseinble the meteoric stones which have metallic masses as fragments of fire-balls which have fallen in many countries.”

CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE.

made the partakers of. When faith assiduously acts

upon the promises, so that the mind is filled with their No. I.

contents, then the foundation of this experience is

laid. 2. It consists in a spiritual sense of the excel. CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE! what is it?-is it a reality? lency of the things believed, wherewith the affections - is it desirable?

The proud infidel, and the worldly are touched and filled. No tongue can express that formalist, unite in denouncing it as fanatic delirium, or satisfaction which the soul receives in the gracious enthusiastic extravagance. Others, well-meaning, per- communications of a sense of the Divine goodness in sons, ignorant Christians, speak of it as consisting Christ, whence it rejoiceth with joy unspeakable and principally of a state of depression, fear, and doubting", full of glory. 3. It consists in experiments of the groaning under the consciousness of guilt and cor- power of the word on all occasions, especially as it is ruption.

the word of righteousness. This gives peace with God. Against all this we utter our decided protest, as a This believing in, and feeling of the authority of the libel against our most holy religion.

word satisfies the heart in its preferring spiritual, inDoubtless a Christian may he delirious, fanatical, visible, and eternal things, before those that are preenthusiastic, or extravagant; but what has any of this sent.” to do with Christianity Are there pot persons so dis- Well meaning, but injudicious Christians, have denotinguished, who make no pretensions to Christianity? minated such a state of mind “ Joyful Christian ExAre these things taught and enjoined in the New Tes- perience,” and the gloomy, sorrowful, dejected frame tament, as essential to Christianity? They are all for. of heart, Distressing Christian Experience.” Disbidden, as inimical to our inost holy religion !

tressing it may be, but it is not Christian: it dishonours Christians may indeed be depressed – fearful — Christ; and it caricatures his holy, happy, heavenly doubting -and groaning under guilt and corruption : religion. That commands" Rejoice in the Lord al. and instances may be found in the Scriptures, of holy ways”—“ Rejoice evermore.” • Be careful (anxious) men of God sometimes distinguished by such expe- for nothing : but in every thing by prayer and suppli. rience : but where, in the word of God, are we in- cation, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made formed that such is Christian experience ? Not known unto God. And the peuce of God which passeth in a single passage. That is experience inseparable all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds from guilty, corrupted human nature; and it is found through Christ Jesus." Phil. iv, 6, 7. and felt, more or less, in every child of man: nor can Such is Christian Experience; and whosoever does it be otherwise, until the only antidote is realized,

nót possess it, -so far fails of the possession and enwhich is — Christian experience: -- that which the New joyment of true religion. Testament describes as Christian experience !

The sacred writers define Christian experience as the kingdom of God-or the life of Godin the soul - as “ the fruit of the Spirit,” the only sovereign

THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST. remedy against fear and guilt, despondency and fanaticism. Christian experience, or “ the kingdom of After long watchfulness, extreme fatigue, mental agoGod,” says the inspired apostle, “ is righteousness, nies indescribable, and producing a perspiration tinged and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Rom. xiv, 17. with extruded blood, indicating such a shock to the “ The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suf- constitution as would of itself have probably become a fering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temper- cause of death ; being dragged by unfeeling soldiers, " Gal. v, 22, 23.

in chains or galling cords ; his temples pierced to the What connection can there exist between such a state quick, whence a mortal fainting was not unlikely to of mind, and those fancies or evils with which weak or have ensued; the blows of hauds inured to violence, foolish men libel Christianity?

and perhaps armed with heavy gauntlets; being tied to “Experience,” Dr. Johnson defines as "knowledge a column, and his naked body torn with a scourge of gained by trial.” Christian experience, therefore, dreadful torture, having iron points and bits of bone must be Christian knowledge gained by trial; and to chained among the lashes ; and then being compelled this a thousand passages in the word of God invite the to bear the cross of death upon his lacerated and bleed. guilty and the wretched children of man.-"Ho! every ing flesh ;-after this train of previous suffering, the one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that bare mention of which harrows up cvery feeling of hath no money: come ye, buy and eat; yea, come, humanity, and which could not but bring duwn the buy wine and niilk without money, and without price. sufferer into the very grasp of death, Jesus was cruci. Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which fied: a mode of capital punishment, which was a horgood, and let your soul 'delight itself in fatness.” rible refinement of cruelty, and in which the whole Isai. lv, 1, 2. “O taste," says one that had large ex- weight of the body was suspended on nails driven perience, “and see that the LORD is good : blessed are through the hands ; to the production of excruciating all they that trust in him.” Psal. xxxiv, 9.

pain, but not of death, till long and lingering agony had "O sinners! come and taste his love,

subdued the powers of life. This agony, with the many Come learn his pleasant ways,

aggravating circumstances peculiar to his case, the And let your own EXPERIENCE prove

blessed Jesus endured for six hours. He then expired. The sweetness of his grace.'

--Probably about three hours after, the soldierz, men WATTS.

accustomed to the signs of death, inspected and were Dr. Owen, “the prince of divines," defines Chris- satisfied that dissolution had taken place : but one of tian experience as a spiritual sense, taste, or relish them, whether in barbarous insult, or from a feeling of the goodness, sweetness, useful excellency of gospel of compassion, to extinguish any possibly remaining truths, endearing our hearts to God, and causing us to spark of life, or to put the questiou of death out of all adhere to him with delight and constancy. All this ex- doubt, drove his spear into the side of the corpse; and perience, which is of so great use and advantage, con- out of it blood and water immediately flowed, a physical sists of three things :- 1. A thorough mixture of the demonstration that death had for some time iaken promises with faith. It is that lively acting of faith, place. From Dr. Smith's Sermon on The Resurrec. which gives a real incorporation of the things we are tion of Christ,"

ance.

ECCLESIASTICAL BIOGRAPHY.

his martyrdom is said to have taken place about

A. D. 97. EVANGELISTS AND APOSTOLICAL FATHERS.

19. Titus, the evangelist, is believed to have been 15. MARK, the evangelist, besides the service which an idolatrous Gentile, but converted to the faith of he has rendered to the church of Christ by his inspired Christ by the ministry of Paul. From several notices Gospel, is believed to have been a useful assistant to in the apostolical epistles, besides the Epistle to that the apostles Peter and Paul. He is called in the Acts, evangelist, we learn that he became a faithful assistant John Mark.

to Paul in his various labours, accompanying him to His ministry, in the latter part of his life, was suc- Jerusalein, and to other places. Titus fulóilled several cessful in Lybia, Marmorica, and Pentapolis. He suf- missions to Corinth, Crete, and Dalmatia, with much fered various brutalities at Alexandria, at the celebration success. Concerning the death of this evangelist, we of one of the festivals of Serapis, an Egyptian deity, and have no certain information. The last notice which died of his wounds. It is reported that the Egyptians, en- we have of Titus mentions his going to Dalmatia, raged at his opposition to their idolatry, broke into an 2 Tim. iv, 10. Some suppose he returned to Crete, apartment, in which Mark was engaged in prayer; and died on that island at an advanced age. and, having tied cords to his feet, dragged him through the streets to the prison; from which they again 20. HERMAS, mentioned Rom. xvi, 14, is believed dragged him through the city, when he died, as they to have been a minister of considerable eminence reached a place called Bacelus.

among the primitive Christians. Though but little is

known concerning hiin, his name is of some note with 16. LUKE, the evangelist, the amiable and faithful many, on account of a small book which he wrote, companion of Paul, was a physician of Antioch. But entitled “ The Pastor.” being converted to the faith of Christ, by the ministry of the apostle Paul in his native city, he consecrated 21. DIONysius, the Areopagite, mentioned Acts xvii, all his powers to the glory of his Lord and Redeemer. 34, was born and educated at Athens. At twenty-five This evangelist was inspired to write the Gospel history years of age he went to Egypt, to study at Heliopolis, which bears his name, and also the Acts of the Apos- under the priests of that country; and while there, it tles. Luke is said by some to have suffered martyrdom is said, he observed that eclipse of the sun which hapat Rome: but others affirm, that after Paul's imprison- pened at our Saviour's crucifixion, by which he was ment he went eastward, and preached in Egypt and led to exclaim, “Either the God of nature is suffering, Lybia; and that he itinerated in Dalmatia and France, or condoling with one that does ! ” At his return to Italy and Macedonia ; and that while he was preaching Athens, he was elected a meinber of the court of the Gospel in Greece, a party of Pagans seized him, and Areopagus, whence his title the Areopagite. He was for want of a cross hanged him on an olive tree. converted to Christianity by the ministry of Paul; and

it is believed he became bishop of the Christian church 17. BARNABAS, the evangelist, is believed to have at Athens, ordained by the apostle himself. Dionysius been a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, and one is supposed to have suffered martyrdom for Christ of the seventy disciples whom Christ sent to preach under the emperor Domitian, about A. D. 90, though through the villages of Judea. His proper name was others say under Trajan, about A. D. 107. Joses, to which the apostles added Barnabas, siguifying The Son of Consolation, Acts iv, 36, 37. This name 22. CLEMENT, highly commended by the apostle is believed to have been given to him on account of his Paul, Phil. iv, 3, is said to have been ordained bishop singular talents as a minister in comforting and esta- or pastor of the Jewish Christians at Rome, while blishing weak believers. Barnabas was a person of Linus, and after him Anacletus, held the same office great note among the apostles, to whom he gave up over the Gentile believers. After the decease of Ana.. the price of an estate, which he sold to forward the cletus, it is stated, that the Roman Christians were cause of Christ, when he fully entered the evangelical united under Clement, as their chosen pastor; he is ministry. In the missionary labours of Barnabas, some therefore called “ The third bishop of Rome.” He is of which he prosecuted in company with the apostle said to have presided over this church nine years, and Paul, he appears to have been eminently successful. to have died in the reign of Trajan, A. D. 100. There Uncertain tradition says, that Barnabas gathered is extant a “ Letter to the Corinthians," written by churches at Milan in Italy, and at Salamis in Cyprus, Clement in the naine of the Roman church, and which where he was stoned to death by the unbelieving in its style somewhat resembles the Epistle to the Jews.

Hebrews. It breathes the pure spirit of Christian be

nevolence : and though it is manifestly inferior to the 19. Timothy, the evangelist, was blessed with the inspired writings, it has been pronounced, and it is early instructions of a mother and grandmother, who deservedly esteemed, “the most precious and valuable were both distinguished for their pious regard to the treasure the church can boast, after the Holy ScripScriptures. Their diligence and prayers were answered tures.” in the singular eminence of the religious character of

(To be continued.) Timothy; and being instructed in the Gospel by the apostle Paul as a son, he became the devoted assistant to that extraordinary ambassador of Christ. For many years he co-operated with the great apostle, in esta- LINES, FOUND IN THE BOX OF A STUDENT blishing and regulating the newly-formed churches.

AT GUY'S HOSPITAL, AFTER HIS DECEASE. Timothy is called Bishop of Ephesus, by the Roman Catholics ; but it is evident from the Scriptures, that Ah! fly, incautious youth, the flatt'ring snare his office was extraordinary - that of an evangelist, an Which Pleasure spreads : of Beauty's arts beware; assistant to the apostles in their special missionary Listen to Reason's voice; and Oh ! disdain labours. Timothy is reported to have been killed by To let destructive lawless passions reign; the idolatrous crowds at Ephesus, at one of their abo- Nor in one fatal moment hazard more minable festivals which the evangelist was censuring : Than years of sad repentance can restore.

HYMN OF PRAISE.

BOOKS OF STERLING MERIT.
Written during Illness, Jan. 1, 1832.

The CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHER, designed to exhibit “ Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”—

in the Outline of Natural History, and the Elements Psal. ciii, 2.

of Physics, the Wisdom, Beneficence, and Superintend

ing Providence of the Deity in the Works of Creation. Lord of my life! to whom its powers belong,

By William Martin. With Original Poetical IllustraTeach me to laud thy mercies in my song!

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Mr. Martin has rendered a valuable service to the And soar to thee upon the wings of praise.

community by this publication. We could wish it to When o'er the past I turn my thoughtful view,

be in every family and school library, on account of And fleeting years, and long past scenes review,

the information it affords, and which is given in the What constant good, what unchang'd love I see, spirit of a Christian. Science is a field so vast, so What boundless favours, Lord, receiv'd from thee! wonderful, and so entertaining, that every rational Thy tender care with being's dawn began,

being, not sunk in sensuality, finds delight in explor

ing its riches. Comparatively few, however, of those Watched o'er my youth and led me on to man; And forward still thy love and power engage

who have written most learnedly on the various To guide me through to life's remotest stage.

branches of Philosophy, have appeared to be Chris

tians. They have seemed Atheists-morally incapable But higher yet ! yet higher mercies shine,

of directing their readers Gifts all thine own! transcendent and divine,

.“ To look through Nature, up to Nature's God." Which taught my soul a Father's smile to meet,

Mr. Martin is one of those few; and it affords us And bow adoring at a Saviour's feet.

much satisfaction in recommending his interesting Touch'd by such love, may praise employ my breath,

yolume, as worthy of its title-“The Christian PhiLoud sound through life, nor silent be in death,

losopher.” We shall have occasion to refer to this

work in future. Till, burst its bonds, my spirit flies to see Its Father! Saviour! God! reveal'd in thee.

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Milton, almost alone, has done himself the immortal The harvest! the harvest! how fair on each plain honour of devoting his poetical powers to celebrate It waves in its golden luxuriance of grain;

wortlily the honours of Messiah. Klopstock and The wealth of a nation is spread on the ground,

Swain have inade cominendable attempts to show forth And the year with its joyful abundance is crown'd; the praises of Messiah and the glories of Redemption The barley is ripening on upland and lea,

in flowing numbers; and their works have gained many And the oat-locks are drooping, all graceful to see, admirers among the pious. But the wonders of reLike the long yellow hair of a beautiful maid,

deeming grace by the incarnation of Deity, in the Where it waves in the breezes unloos'd from the braid. recovery of mankind from condemnation, and their

preparation for everlasting glory in immortality, is a The harvest! the harvest ! how brightly the sun subject of infinite magnitude, to engage the powers of Looks down on the prospect-its toils are begun, the loftiest Muse. And the wheat-sheaves so thick in the valleys are pild,

Mr. Montgomery has done well in selecting this subThat the land in its glorious profusion has smild;

ject for his talents; and we congratulate him on his The reaper has shouted the furrows among

success. His Poem will do him honour, both as a In the midst of his labour he breaks into songAnd the gleaners laugh gaily, forgetful of care,

poet and as a Christian; and we give it our cordial

recommendation. We shall be able to give but one In the glec of their hearts, as they gather their share.

extract relating to the Last Judgment. The harvest! the harvest ! once more we behold

“ We shall not sleep, but we shall all arise Fair plenty array'd in its livery of gold;

For Judgment, - with an instantaneous frame We are spar'd to exult in its bounties again :

Of being, dust shall look on God, and live!

An hour is coming, when the grave will hear A year hath been granted, and shall we remain

And answer to a tomb.awaking trump Forgetful of Him who hath lengthened our days ?

That thunders o'er the icy trance of death ! Great God of the harvest, to thee be the praise !

The waning universe, the earth and heaven, Thou hast prosper'd our toils, and hast given the in

Shall vanish in th' immeasurable deep!

But Thine own promise shall not pass away. crease,

And though that hour, for resurrection doom'd,
And establish'd the land in alıundance and peace.

Be hidden, shrouded from angelic mind,
Agnes STRICKLAND.

A secret buried in eternal thought ! -
As certain as the blood of Christ hath flow'd,
Messiah risen, and the Heaven received

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Manchester, ELLERBY.

Ryde, Isle of Wight, HELLYEK. Macclesfield, WRIGHT.

Salisbury, HIBBARD. Are out of tune, unless she sings :

Neuport, Isle of Wight, Rouden. Southampton, FLETCHER, Then close thine eyes in peace, and sleep secure, Nottingham, WRIGHT.

Worthing, CARTER. No sleep so sweet as thine, no rest so sure.

of whom may be had any of the previous Parts or Nambers.

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