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SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHY,

purpose of murdering hiin, on account of his hated

sanctity, and his faithfulness in preaching against their ENOCH.

iniquitous courses. As Enoch was the principal paTranslation of Enoch.

triarch of the world at that time, and a great preacher Him the Most High,

of righteousness and prophet of the Lord, his disapRapt in a balmy cloud with winged steeds,

pearance would excite universal surprise and inquiry, Did receive to walk with God

especially among the infidels who had not witnessed High in salvation and the climes of bliss."

the miraculous deliverance. But their malignant inMILTON,

quisition after the holy inan was in vain, “becanse For the purpose of illustrating the nature and triumphs God had translated him." His Divine Protector conof faith, the apostle, in the Epistle to the Hebrews, cealed him from their murderous hands; not in any records some of the noble deeds of the Old Testament

lofty secure asylum upon earth, but in mansions of worthics. Among these distinguished believers, Enoch unspeakable felicity near his throne in heaven! stands pre-eminently conspicuous, as a devoted saint

How stung with disappointment, and exasperated at and a favourite of Heaven. By this record we are in- being overcome, the ungodly persecutors must have structed concerning the manner in which that holy been, on losing their prey, we can only conjecture; man finished his mortal pilgrimage. It was not by but God was the defence of his surviving servants ; the debilitating progress of disease, that “the earthly

and though suffering, he preserved them from betrayhouse of his tabernacle was dissolved,” that he became

ing his truth or dishonouring their profession. “absent from the body, and present with the Lord.”

Still it may be asked, how was Enoch taken to dwell By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not in heaven, since “flesh and blood cannot inherit the see death; and was not found, because God had

kingdom of God?” On this interesting question, our translated him.” Heb. xi, 5. The sentence pronounced

young friends will find satisfactory information in the upon Adam and his posterity, was suspended in favour

writings of the New Testament. To qualify him for of this devoted servant of God. The bitter pains of his exalted state of existence, as an inhabitant of the death were not suffered to afflict him. He endured

celestial Paradise, his body doubtless underwent an none of the agonizing pangs of dissolving nature. essential change, a transformation, equal to that which His gracious Master, whom he had sincerely loved and

it is declared must pass upon those of the righteous, faithfully served, delivered him from the will of his

who may be found living upon the earth at the time of enemies, and took him from the earth, not permitting the second coming of Christ. 'Behold,” says the his body to become a lifeless, putrid corpse.

apostle Paul, “I show you a mystery; we shall not all His translation was sudden. We have not been

sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the favoured with the detailed particulars of his reinoval:

twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet but it is evident, from the several passages of Scripture shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, in which he is mentioned, that it was after some re- and we shall be changed. For this corruptible shall inarkable contest with the infidel blasphemers. He rose in the morning, and by thanksgiving and prayer

put on incorruption, and this mortal shall put ou im

mortality.” I Cor. xv, 51–53. renewed his vows of self. dedication to God." The spirit of inspiration fell largely upon him, and he awful realities of that day, it seriously becomes us, went forth to meet the giant chief of the profane un- both as a duty and a privilege, to be living with it in believers; and while admonishing them of their wicked

our view. We should all be looking for that blessed ness, in persecuting the godly, “a chariot of fire,

hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and and horses of fire," appeared in the clouds, – the

our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, whirlwind arose, -- the murderous designs of his per- to redeem us froin all iniquity, and purify unto himself a secutors were disappointed, -"and Enoch was not

peculiar people zealous of good works." Tit. ii, 13, 14. found, for God, took him," as is believed by wise Chris

May it be with all, especially our young readers, that tian writers, in a manner visible to many, and perhaps “whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether even in the sight of his deadly enemies.

we die, we die unto the Lord, so that both living and A pious and learned poet supposes, that Enoch, with

dying we may be the Lord's.” Rom. xiv, 8. a party of his adherents, was brought before a chief

(To be continued.)
of the Cainites, who endeavoured to effect his destruc-
ticn.
-Anon, with universal cry,

THE CHRISTIAN'S NEW SONG.
The giant rush'd upon the prophet --"Die!"
The King leapt foremost from his throne ;-he drew

“ And they sung as it were a new song," Rev. xiv, 3. His battle sword, as on his mark he flew.

Oh! yes, there are times when the Christian can take With aim unerring, and tempestuous sound,

His harp in his hand, and its melody wake,
The blade descended deep along the ground;
The foe was fled, and, self-o'erwhelm'd his strength,

And tuning each note to an anthem of praise,
Hurl'd to the earth his Atlantean length:

A song full of love and of triumph can raise. But ere his chiefs could stretch the helping arm,

Dear brethren of glory! saints, seraphs, we long He sprang upon his feet in pale alarm.

To join in your worship, to heighten your song;
Headlong, and blind with rage, he search'd around,
But Enoch walk'd with God, and was not found.”

With you, clad all glorious, in rapture to fall
WORLD BEFORE THE Floon. Before the bright throne of the God over all.
“He was not found,” says the inspired writ.r: by

Here, how weak are our efforts ! how coldly we sing ! which it seems manifest, that there was anxious search

But our soul shall burst forth on our lips when we spring after him. His friends did not ond him ; some of

To meet him, to see him! our Saviour ! our King! whoin beiug weak in faith, and not fully understanding

Heaven and earth shall then peal with the song which this marvellous dispensation, appear to have sought

we bring him around the adjacent country, as the sons of the Then hasten thy coming! Oh! hasten the day, prophets" sought for Elijah, during three days, after When thy sceptre of mercy all realms shall obey, his translation. 2 Kings ii, 17.

And the knowledge of God, like a banner unfurld, “He was not found” by his enemies. With wicked All light and all glory, shall wave o'er the world. hand, and inalicious hearts, they sought him for the

S, F. W.

Letters to a Mother, upon Education,

recognize their rights; to avoid giving them needless trouble.

4. As he advances in age and strength, he will of LETTER VI.

course mingle with his equals, and perhaps with his Dear Madam,

superiors and inferiors, in age, wealth, and station. The present Letter will be devoted to His treatment of these three classes will need all your the development and right culture of the moral affec. assiduity to regulate. You will of course have uniformly tions. This subject is of the highest importance ; for taught him, both by your conduct and language, that unless you establish habits of right feeling in the mind the only just causes of respect or of disapprobation, are of your child, it will be useless to load his understanding to be sought in the moral, intellectual, and spiritual atwith rules. The state of the feelings indeed, constitutes tainments of the individual. He will never have heard the real character of a human being in all his relations. you praise any one for their wealth or their beauty. He Whatever he may know, he will generally, and assuredly will never witness in you a change of manner to difin the end, act according to what he feels.

ferent persons, or a peculiar delight in the society or How often have we had occasion to observe, that a notice of a noble neighbour. One of the most valuable man may understand what is proper, and declaiın upon qualities of a great public school is, in my opinion, that it very eloquently, while it was evident from his own among the boys all those extrinsic circumstances, which conduct, that a wide contrariety existed between the the sordid and senseless and worldly part of mankind perceptions of his understanding and the inclinations of blindly reverence, are utterly inerged." The son of the his heart. The utility of rules therefore, as applied to peer would soon, I apprehend, find himself reminded in the reasoning faculties, chiefly consists in their tendency a public school, that his father's title or his own, comto influence and train the affections. Perhaps even the manded no particular respect. Such indeed is the right affections themselves are not so properly cultivated by feeling which is cultivated, and which pervades those iere didactic lessons, as by presenting to them their places of education, that for a boy to be particularly appropriate objects, and then, especially in the case of assiduous in gaining the acquaintance of another boy of a child, superintending their action.

noble birth would soon be noticed, his true motive disThese observations I shall now endeavour to apply to cerned, and then wo be to the youthful sycophant ! a variety of topics.

Still, however, owing to the natural'inequalities of 1. Cultivate in your child feelings of universal kind- society, your son must have superiors, equals, and inness. A very ample and useful sphere for this duty is feriors. Teach him, however, to be the same to all : afforded by the inferior animals. From the earliest not dastardly overwhelmed by the presence of a gupeperiod, teach your child to behave kindly to these help- rior, for he will then assuredly be haughty and distant less creatures. Whenever he witnesses or hears of any towards his equals, and tyrannical to his inferiors. act of unkindness towards them, never let it pass with- Labour to make him love truth and honesty, and to out an expression of your disapprobation. Let him be abhor flattery, and he will have a noble genuine freedom taught very early to exercise beneficent actions towards of manners, which the upper classes of society are well them, in feeding and protecting them. Let him learn known to approve much more than abject adulation. that every animal and every insect is capable of feeling Lavater has heautifully said in his maxims, dedicated to pain or pleasure as well as himself; that each of them Fuseli, that he should be on his guard against that man has received the precious bcon of existence from the whose manners change upon the introduction of a suhands of the same God who made himself; and that he perior, or who expresses a wish to be gone when the and they are all equally dependent upon his bounty and arrival of such a person is announced. On the contrary, protection. I approve of a parent giving a bird, or a let your son never imagine that he must show his detesdog or cat, where there are every means for its comfort tation of such meanness and baseness of heart hy airs of and protection, to a child, who, if he be not at first its bluntness or indifference to his superiors. He never feeder, should nevertheless be considered as its owner will be tempted to do this, if from early life you have and protector, and interested in its welfare.

taught him to behave himself properly, and in the same Of course the spirit of this advice utterly prohibits the mode, and according to truth and honesty, to erery barbarous amusements of angling, and taking the nests person. For a siunilar reason I should, however, be of birds, to which boys are prone. He should be taught, careful that he did not make a confidant of a person that though fish are given for the use of man, they may decidedly his inferior; for I should suspect that such a be caught by a net, and thus may die without the need- friend might be apt to submit to him, and thus to foster less pain inflicted by angling. Let him also know that the fatal passion of pride, which would expose him to a parent animal or bird has its paternal feelings. Read unfailing inortifications among his equals, and perhaps to him, when he can understand it, the lovely description tend to make him a misanthrope, and a malicious, of the nightingale in Thomson's Seasons, returning after sullen man. its brief interval of absence, and finding its nest torn In a word, teach your son to think for himself. Do away and gone.

not impose on him your judgment, but help him, by the 2. For similar purposes, make him your alıponer to exercise of his own powers, to come to a similar conany deserving beggar or object of charity you may clusion. Help him to think aud reason perpetually on select. Show him that you do not give inopey or food all subjects : then let him act upon his own opinion. indiscriminately, but to those whom you know to be Teach him to value things as they are ; to value moral, distressed, and then endeavour to interest hiin in their intellectual, and spiritual things supremely and univerwants and sorrows. Take care, however, that all he sally; to estimate money, fame, titles, as gifts of God, pretends to do and to feel is genuine. The habit of which demand from the possessor that they all be emkindness will grow up, as gradually as a flower expands ployed according to the Divine will. Never do or say its lovelines3; but if ever he learns to affect it, because things which can make him discontented with his own he sees it pleases you, which if you are too evidently station. Always be yourself cheerful and contented. zealous he will soon do, then his general sincerity is Teach him at every turn to consider the rights of endangered.

others, what they will expect, and what they can pro3. Let him especially be taught respectful and consi. perly require. Make him very studious of these partiderate attention to servants; to ask their assistance with culars: teach hin that he is not to act in any case beproper terms, and invariably to thank them audibly; to cause others do so, but only for reasons which he can give, and which he approves upon just grounds: that he position. Besides the flesh of this huge living strucis to adhere to what is right and useful in itself, what. ture, and the bones on which it is built, what variety ever others may do, or say, or think, or however they of tender coats and humours belong to that admirable may look. Then be assured you will have done what organ, the eye! How solid and hard are the teeth you can to have rendered your child useful, happy, re- which grind the food! How firm the general ligaments spected, and successful.

that tie the joints of that creature together! What There are yet other particulars of a similar nature, horny hoofs are his support, and with what different which I reserve for my next Letter; and am,

sorts of horny weapons has nature furnished his fore. Dear Madam, your, &c. head! Yet they are all framed of the same grassy CLERICUS. materials! The calf grazes upon the verdant pasture,

and all its limbs and powers grow up out of the food to

the size and firmness of an ox. Can it be supposed NOURISHMENT AND GROWTH OF ANIMALS.

that all these corpuscles, of which the several inward “All the animals of the creation, as well as the plants, and outward parts of the brute are composed, are have their original nourishment from these simple actually found in their different and proper forms in the materials-earth and water. For all the animal beings vegetable food ? which do not live upon other animals, or the produce Does every spire of grass actually contain the speof them, take some of the vegetables for their food; cific parts of the horn and the hoof, the teeth and the and thus the beasts of prey are originally indebted to tendons, the glands and membranes, the humours and the plants and herbs, i. e. to the earth, for their sup- coats of the eye, the liquids and solids, with all their port, and their drink is the watery element. That all innumerable varieties in their proper and distinct forins? flesh is grass, is true in the literal as well as the meta- This is a most unreasonable supposition, and vain philophorical sense. Does the lion eat the flesh of the sophy. No, it is the wisdom of the God of nature that lamb ? Doth the lamb suck the milk of the ewe ? distributes this uniform food into the several parts of But the ewe is nourished by the grass of the field. the animal by his appointed laws, and gives proper Does the kite devour the chicken, and the chicken nourishment to each of them. the little caterpillars or insects of the spring? But these “Again, 3dly. If the food of which one sivgle animal insects are ever feeding on the tender plants and the partakes be never so various and different, yet the green products of the ground. The earth moistened with same laws of motion which God has ordained in the water is the common nurse of all. Even the fishes of animal world, converts them all to the same purposes of the sea are nourished with some green vegetables that

nourishment for that creature. Behold the little bee, spring up there, or by preying on lesser fishes which gathering its houcy from a thousand flowers, and laying feed on these vegetables.

up the precious store for its winter fuod. Mark how “But let us give our meditations a loose on this enter- the crow preys upon a carcass; anon it crops a cherry taining subject, and we shall find numerous instances of from the tree; and both are changed into the flesh and wonder in this scene of Divine contrivance.

feathers of a crow. Observe the kine in the ineadows “1. What very different animals are nourished by the feeding on a hundred varieties of herbs and flowers, yet same vegetable food! The self-same herbage or fruits of all the different parts of their bodies are nourished the earth, by the divine law of nature and providence, are thereby in a proper wanner: every flower in the field converted into animated bodies of very distinct kinds. is made use of to increase the flesh of the heifer, and to Could you imagine that half the fowls of the air, as differ- make beef for men : and out of all these varieties there ent as they are, from the crow to the titmouse, should is a noble inilky juice flowing to the udder, which proderive their flesh and blood from the productions of vides nourishment for young children. So near akin is the same tree, where the swine watches under the man, the lord of the creation, in respect of his body, boughs of it, and is nourished by the droppings of the to the brutes that are his slaves, that the very same fruit? Nor need I stay to take notice what numerous food will compose the flesh of both of them, and make insects find their rests and their food all the suminer them grow up to their appointed stature. This is eviseason from the same apples or apricots, plums or dent beyond doubt in daily and everlasting experi. cherries, which feed hogs and crows, and a hundred

The same bread-coru which we eat at our small birds. Would you think that the black and the tables will give rich support to sparrows and pigeons, brindled kine, with the horses both grey and bay, to the turkey and the duck, and all the fowls of the should clothe themselves with their hairy skins of so yard : the mouse steals it, and feeds on it in his dark various colours, out of the same green pasture where retirements; while the hog in the sty, and the horse the sheep feeds, and covers himself with his white and in the manger, would be glad to partake. When the woolly fleece ; and at the same time the goose is poor cottager has nursed up a couple of geese, the fox cropping part of the grass to nourish its own flesh, and seizes one of them for the support of her cubs, and to array itself with down and feathers ? Strange and perhaps the table of the landlord is furnished with the stupendous texture of the bodies of these creatures ! other to regale his friends. that should convert the common green herbage of “Nor is it an uncommon thing to see the favourite lap, the field into their different natures, and their more dog fed out of the same bowl of inilk which is prepared different cluthing. But this leads me to another re- for the heir of a wealthy family, but which nature mark.

had originally designed to nourish a calf : the same “2. What exceeding great diversity is found in the milky material will make calves, lap-dogs, and human several parts, limbs, and coverings, even of the same bodies. creature! An animated body is made up of flesh and How various are our dishes at an entertainment? blood, bones and membranes, long hollow tubes with How has luxury even tired itself in the invention of variety of liquors contained in them, together with meats and drinks in an excessive and endless variety? many strings and tendons, and a thousand other things, Yet when they pass into the common boiler of the which cscape the naked sight, and for which anatomy stomach, and are carried thence through the intestines, has hardly found a name: yet the very same food is, by there is a white juice strained out of the strange mixthe wondrous skill and appointment of the God of ture, called chyle, which froin the lacteal vessels is nature, formed into all these amazing differences. Let conveyed into the blood, and by the laws of nature is us take an ox to pieces, and survey the wondrous com- converted into the same crimson liquorThis being

ments.

distributed through all the body by the arteries, is

ders of creation, that they were very good: he saw the further strained again through proper vessels, and

beasts of the field, that they were fulfilling his combecomes the spring of nourishment to every different

mandment: he saw the heavenly bodies, that they were part of the animal. Thus the God of nature has

performing their revolutions according to his law. But ordained, that how diverse soever our meats are, they

when he looked on man, whom he created lord of the shall first be reduced to a uniform milky liquid, that

creation, he beheld that he had forsaken the path of by new contrivances and divine art, it may be again

duty, and was living in a course of apostacy, idolatry, diversified into flesh and bones, nerves and membranes.

wickedness, and impiety. O what a sight was this! “How conspicuous, and yet how admirable are the

A parent is grieved at the ingratitude of a child on operations of Divine wisdom in this single instance of

whom he has lavished many cares; what then must nourishment! But it is no wonder that a God, who

Gou have thought of the ingratitude of those sinful could create such astonishing and exquisite pieces of

beings for whom he created a world ! machinery as plants and animals, could prescribe such

Lamentable was man's condition, nor was it possible laws to matter and motion as to nourish and preserve that he could escape that curse of the Almighty, which the individuals, as well as to propagate the species

is denounced against all the workers of iniquity. Idols through all ages to the end of time.

and false deities had estranged the hearts of the people

from their Maker, and as they had all gone out of the (To be continued.)

way and become abominable, he resolved to execute the fierceness of his anger upon them, and prove that

he only is the Lord Omnipotent over the whole earth. ON THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES.

Compassion now retired, and the loving-kindness of

the Lord came to an end. Man deserved punishNo. 1.-THE JUSTICE OF GOD.

ment, and God failed not to pour it on him. In a If we believe that God is the moral governor of the few hours the face of the sky was dark with the gatherworld, and that he observes the conduct of each mem- ing rain, and the windows of heaven were opened. ber of the human family, we cannot but feel convinced

That world which had smiled so beauteously with the from reason and experience that he is also just. Dread- abundance of good things, presented only a wide ful indeed would man's condition be, were he under the waste of waters, and the lifeless corpses of the once

in gay and blasphemous inhabitants of the earth testified

. Where would be that last resource of persecuted innocence, vengeance. which is derived from the expectation of a day when But great as was the justice displayed in this act of true and just judgment shall be administered to all the the Almighty, it did not in my opinion exceed the folsons of men ? Where then would be the hope of the lowing instance, which is intimately connected with the righteous, which is founded on the conviction that “God former. Though there were millions of disbelievers and is not a man that he should lie," and that he will do men who cared not for God, yet one family, consisting what he hath said, and make good what he hath pro- of eight persous, preserved their allegiance, worshipped mised? And from what source could we expect to God in truth, and withstood the proud blasphemy of a impress the inind of the sinner with awe, when there world of sinners. Now great as was the destruction was an expectation placed before hirn of escaping, not brought upon the wicked, this family was not forgotten. only unpunished but rewarded ? Happily for us, how- God interfered in their behalf, planned a way for their ever, we can prove that our God is just ; that is to deliverance, and kept them in safety until his wrath had say, that he will reward every man according to his been fulfilled on the rebels : and from them a new works, conferring on the righteous the reward which is world proceeded, and doubtless a far better one. Let their due, and overwhelming the sinner in his own us then take encouragement from this : and more iniquity.

especially let the young be induced to learn that lesson In illustration of this, I design to bring forward some which it is so well calculated to teach, viz. to stand few instances in which this attribute of the Almighty firm in the ways of godliness, notwithstanding the has been manifested.

ridicule of scoffers. Had Noah thought within himself, 1. The deluge sets before us a terrific example, that Why should I stand firm, while all around me have the all-wise Ruler of the universe, though long suffering wavered? Surely the opinion of so many must be right?” and of great mercy, will eventually whet his glittering his name would never have been known, “the waters sword and come to vengeance. God had made man, would have drowned him, and the stream have gone and sent him forth into a world where all things over his soul.” But as it is, he is looked upon by all worked together for his good; seed-time and harvest mankind with veneration, as an example for us to profit returned at their appointed seasons, and the valleys stood by. 80 thick with corn, that the voice of joy and thanks- To this I might add the destruction of Sodom, when giving was heard among them. One intention only the fire-sheet of the Almighty's wrath “ laid waste a seemed to actuate the whole of creation, and that was joyous city, and made of a fenced city a heap.” And to contribute to the happiness of man : were I telling it would be easy to dwell in terms of rapture on that this to some happy spirit, who had never heard of the mercy which would have “spared the city for ten's fall of Adam or the apostacy of the human race, would sake.

My purpose now however must be, to declare, he not imagine that the being, on whose behalf so much that for want of the stipulated number the justice of loving-kindness was manifested, spared no pains to the Almighty was let loose, and the direst and deepest return the obligation, but by the strongest and most distress was brought upon the sinners. Yet here also pleasing testimonies of obedience, witnessed that he one righteous man was found, and he was saved : yea felt deeply his Creator's loving-kindness. But what is God stayed for him. He said expressly, I can do nothing the true state of the case? O hear it and blush, ye until thou art out of the city : and scripture says, that inhabitants of the earth! This merciful Benefactor of when Lot had entered into Zoar, then the Lord our race, froin the habitation of his glory, where he executed his herce anger on Sodom and its wicked sitteth in heaven over all from the beginning, looked inhabitants. down upon our world, to receive the thanksgiving which

B.2. is his due. And what did he see? He saw the won.

(To be continued),

THE RESURRECTION OF LAZARUS.

Dies so his power, when life is done?

Grows hope so weak, by death defied ?" A strain of wail came stealing through

Thus marvell’d they, as gath’ring round The groves of shady Bethany,

The porch of that grim sepulchre, And whisper'd some, as nearer grew

Where murky silence reign'd profound, That moan of heart anxiety,

And night and noiseless gloom were there. 'Tis Mary, mourning Lazarus dead :

The ponderous stone at Christ's command Oh! who shall cheer spirit's gloom;

Is slowly mov'd, and wearily, Or rear in smiles the beauteous head

By puny power of mortal hand, That droops 'mid tears on Lazarus' tomb?

And double night assails the eye. There was a voice that head could raise,

“Alas ! what would iny gracious Lord?” There was an awful summons heard,

Thus Martha ; --"Far beyond thy care The Master's come," and glist'ning rays

Lies Lazarus now, four days deplor'd Athwart the mourner's face appear'd.

He sleeps, and grim corruption's there." He's come, dear sister,” gently moan'd

Then answerd He—“Hast thou forgot A voice less troubless in her ear,

My words ; if that thou’dst faithful be, “The welcome one, that never frown'd

My Father's glory, said I not, On sorrow, and he seeks us near.”

In comfort thou should'st surely see?

And then from forth his up-turn'd eyes
And on the weeping sisters went
Toward the spot where Jesus stood,

Awhile the fluent spirit trod
Rob'd in his power omnipotent,

The noiseless space of utmost skies, In form of man, in spirit God.

And commun’d with His Parent God. A sun-lit beam around him glows,

A pause of anxious doubt reign’d there Refrig'rant joyous breezes play,

And nature shudder'd as the sound But weary steps, and careful brows,

Of Jesus' voice swept o'er the air, Had been the Saviour's lot that day.

Unechoed in that pause profound, For he had left the quietude

“Ho! LAZARUS ! ARISE! COME FORTH !” And calm retreat Bethab'ra gave,

Now hope and each huge eye-ball's gaze, To sooth the sorrows of the good

Immers’d in gloom of air and earth, And well-belor'd, at Lazarus' grave.

With fever'd expectation blaze. And blest believing souls there were,

Now quick retreating back they bound, That stood in his redeeming light,

Now closely to each other cling, The lov'd elect had come to share

For list! Almighty God! that sound, His perils in that land of night.

And inark that mystic flickering ! Behold him stand; and oft his eyes,

'Twas nature groan'd, the belching earth That, oh! were softer than the day,

Resigns its tenant re-create ; With God hold converse in the skies,

'Tis Lazarus' self comes struggling forth And sinners gaze their sins away.

Towards their hopes, in life elate ! And now that distant troublous note

Oh! thou great God, the universe, Again is heard, and tears are shed,

That erst from death and sin was free, And whisperings again denote

Its steadfast laws wilt thou reverse, 'Tis Mary weeping Lazarus dead.

To show thy fallen creatures Thee? She comes, she sinks low at his feet,

Wilt thou do this to lead us there One falt'ring wild reproach she moan'd,

Where death comes not, where tears are o'er? And sobs his heart-full bosom greet,

What answer greets the rapturous ear? And hope grew pale, and Jesus groan’d:

All this was done, and — ah! what more?

W. M. “Oh! had'st thou been but tarrying near,

Our Lazarus had not then slept, For he in thy affections dear

“ Let the chain of second causes be ever so long, the Was held, but now - and

first link is always in God's hand.”- Lavington. “Where have ye laid him ?” and they rise

“ Walk to the fire! that is, the word of God. “Is And guide him to the glooming spot,

not my word like fire?' How many warming, comWhere Lazarus sepulchred lies

forting passages are there!” - Matthew Henry. In mortal sleep; and while they note The grief of that mysterious One,

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To serve his mighty turn conveu’d.

Cheltenham, Porter.

Qaford, Wheeler. The lame have leapt, the deaf have heard,

Chippenham, Alexander.

Portsea, Horsey, Jun.
Chipping Norton, Smith.

Reading, Rasher.
The speech-lorn man has sung his praise ;

Edinburgh, Laing and Forbes. Romsey, Hants, Gray. E'en death been scar'd at his bare word,

Gloucester, Lea,

Uxbridge, Lake, ‘Arise, be heal'd, and go thy ways !'

Liverpool, Willmer and Smith. Warwick, Merridew.
Manchester, Ellerby.

Worcester, Lees.

Macclesfield, Wright. “And could he not have cauz'd that one

And in Paris, by G. G. BENNIS, No. 55, Rue Neuve St. Augustin. So dearly lov'd, should not have died ?

of whoin may be had any of the previous Parts or Numbers.

“Jesus wept."

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