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ON THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES.

know, whatever may be the covering under which it is

disguised, is still a bitter draught, and deeply were the No. II.-THE POWER OF GOD.

oppressed Israelites obliged to drink of it. With ri

gour and severity all their labours were exacted of To speak of God as merciful and just, is indeed to say them, and the misery of being bondmen was fully inuch : but these attributes would be comparatively appreciated by them. This was truly a deplorable useless, did he not possess the power on all occasions situation, but this was not all. Tight as the cord had to exert them. By the power of God I mean, his ability been strained around them, there was still room for to do whatsoever pleaseth him; not merely in the crea- increased severity; they had yet some steps higher to tion of the world, but in his moral government of it ; go, before they reached the summit of their misery. not in the world of matter only, but also in that of mind.

In consequence of a communication from Moses to Aud truly I cannot but think, that as much of this

the king of Egypt, his anger was inflamed, and he attribute is needed in turning the sinner into the paths commanded that no straw should be given to the of righteousness, as in commanding a world to arise out

people (who were engaged in making bricks),

and yet of the darkness of chaos.

that their daily tasks should be performed. This was In examining my subject I intend, as on former occa- of course impossible. As it was, they were worked to sions, to refer back to some instances in which God has

the last extremity, they were compelled to do as much manifested this attribute.

as they could: and now-deprived of means, sent to 1. We who are inhabitants of this lower world are

wander over the Egyptian fields to gather stubble incareless and indifferent beings. We can live sur- stead of straw-was it likely they could perform their rounded by all the splendid devices of Infinite Wisdom, daily tasks, as when that material was plentifully and the mighty operations of Infinite Power, without furnished ? Picture then to yourselves this unhappy one emotion of gratitude, reverence, or fear, towards people: oppressed by tyrants from whom they could Him at whose word all the beauties of creation burst

expect to mercy; ruled by the dreadful power of into existence, and “ for whose pleasure they are and chastisement; without any to staud up for, or defend were created.” Let me however direct your attention them; was it possible they could hope for deliverance back to that momentons period in the history of our or expect it by any human means ? Must not their earth, when from the right hand of the Majesty on high, heart have been sick, and their spirit faint? I need the Eternal Son proceeded with an innumerable host not enter into a detail of the miracles wrought by the of angels to that part of infinite space, which was hand of Moses during the course of their deliverance destined to contain the world in which we live. As he

from this wretched state, observing only two things. looked on the ocean of immensity thus placed before That the Egyptians had no excuse for refusing to his eyes, he called the world of matter into existence :

let the Israelites go, after the convincing proofs which but saw that the earth was formless, that it was void, were afforded them of His power, who professed to be and that darkness covered the face of the deep abyss of their governor. 2. That the Israelites had every reaboundless space. Such a scene of chaotic confusion as son to place implicit confidence in this Alınighty Being. this, was not fitted for the display of his power, nor for For we find, that the prospect soon begins to wear the habitation of the creatures whom he was about to another aspect; that the rising sun has dispersed all form;

and therefore with a voice, which none but “Very the dark clouds of despondency; and that, loaded with God of Very God” could have sent forth, he cried, Let

the spoil of the Egyptians, their hearts overflowing there be light! No embassy of angels was needed to with joyfulness, the fields and the valleys of the carry his wishes into execution. No skill of the me

promised land smiling (in imagination) with plenteous chanic, no counsel of the learned. Chaos yielded to the harvests, and every prospect looking as bright as it voice of its Maker- and there wus light. But even possibly could,--they were “ brought out of the land of when this point was gained, much remained to be done, Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” for formless the earth still continued : and therefore Let us however follow them for a little while, and we were performed those various displays of power, love, shall find, that they had scarcely escaped out of the inercy, and wisdom, which the first chapter of Genesis Egyptian territories, before another and more appalling contains. It is needless for me to say more on this calainity impeded their progress and shook their point. Every man must learn for himself, for the faith. Pharaoh had no sooner suffered them to leave wonders of creation are open to the inspection of all. his land, than he repented of having done so; aud And when we view the formation of our own body, hastily calling together bis mighty forces, he marched the mightiness of its inechanism, the intricacy of its forward in the determination of briuging them back contrivances, and the beauty of its shape — when we again to their task-masters and slavery. And he had behold the world of animals, and that of insects, and of doubtless great probabilities of being successful for fishes, and mark how well each one answers the end of its what was the condition of the Israelites ? Before them lay crcation-and when we cast our eyes upward, and view the Red Sea, a passage through which could by no huthe inpuinerable worlds which roll over our heads,-we man artifice be forced : beside them mighty and preci. inust indeed be wanting in feeling and sensibility, if we pitous rocks reared their heads to the sky, and precluded refuse to confess that Infinite Power was needed to

all possibility of escape: and (what was still worse) produce them all. I pass on from this subject (as I behind them was a cruel and malicious enemy; one who shall have occasion to refer to it hereafter) to observe, had without provocation overwhelmed them with bar.

2. That the power of God is displayed in overcoming barities, and from whom therefore they could now those difficulties under which human nature sinks, from

expect no mercy, since they were louked upon as the conviction that all is lost. To illustrate this l rebels and deserters. Their case was hopeless. They would say, that the DELIVERANCE FROM Egypt pre- were not prepared to give battle to a regular army

of sents us with a striking example of its truth. Ground Egyptiau warriors, and therefore could reasonably look down to the earth by hard and relentless task-masters, for nothing less than cruel murder, or no less cruel and urged to immoderate labour by the rude blow of slavery. Of this they were convinced ; and therefore the scourge; the children of Israel in the time of their

(notwithstanding all the wonders which had contributed bondage presented an appearance, and filled a situation, to bring about their deliverance) they despaired, and differing widely from ibat in which the kindness and accused Moses of bringing them out into the wilderness munificence of Joseph had placed them. Slavery, we for the purpose of destroying them. God permitted

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their condition to coine to such a pitch that they could member that Christ lived, and that all their happiness not fail to feel their own weakness, and the insufficiency for time and eternity was treasured up in Him. of an arm of flesh to effect their safety and escape ; In pronouncing the blessing, his speech seemed to and then the band of Aloses was stretched out: at his falter, which only those who were ncar him could pervoice the waters of the sea rolled back : wave after

ceive ;

and finding himself seized with the stroke of wave flowed over each other, until two mighty walls of death, he called to his man who stood near him, and water enclosed a passage for the Israelites to go said, “I cannot get from my knees.” His servant through; and thus did the ransomed of the Lord go on raised him up, being perfectly helpless, but sensible. their way rejoicing! I add nothing to this simple decla- His crowded audience were instantly thrown into ration of a true occurrence, but leave it to produce its shrieks and tears. Several of his friends assisted in legitimate effect on every heart.

bringing him from the pulpit ; and as they carried him

B. 2. along the aisle, with tears on his cheeks and a smile on (To be continued.)

his countenance, he waved his hand to the people, bidding them a final farewell. Being taken to his

house, he said, “I have no pain : God's will be done, I Death-Bed Testimonies.

hope I shall soon be with Jesus.” Nor was he disapCOLLECTED BY THE LATE REV. WILLIAM BUTTON.

pointed; for at four o'clock in the afternoon, his soul “O Death, where is thy Sting."

took its triumphant flight to everlasting glory. No. I.

Funeral Sermon, preached by the Rev. Job W

ton, Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, London, REV. RICHARD CONYERS, LL.D.

from 1 Thess. ii, 8. Rector of St. Paul's Deptford. Died on Sunday, April 23, 1786.

Aged 62. There are some circumstances attending his death so OUR LONG NEGLECTED BRITISH TARS! remarkable, that we are ready to conclude be must have had sonje premonition of the event. As he was

Many attempts have been made to benefit poor sailors, walking in his garden on the Monday before he died,

but very, very little has yet been done for them. There as well as usual, he observed his servant making the

are two asylums where a few get shelter for a day or walks very neat, and said to hiin, “It will not be long

onc conducted by Capt. Gambier, &c., the that we shall be here. You may give over I say, I shali

other by Mr. Knight. The gospel is sent to the ends

of the earth, by means of sailors, at a great expense ! not be long here.” On the Tuesday, as he was walking

They return, are robbed of their hard-earned wages : again in the gardeu, he said to the same person, “ Come and sit by me, I shall not be long here. If I die, let

others are shipwrecked, and their few remaining clothes me be laid, when I am dead, in the parlour ;” and then

sold for bread; they die for want of care, being far he conversed most sweetly and familiarly of the things

away from their parish, and no one is concerned for

the souls of poor sailors! What are all our evangelical of God, with a cheerful voice. To a particular friend he said: “I shall not be long, this will be the last time

clergymnen waiting for? To bring about a plan that I shall see you ; we must be in Christ Jesus, or nothing

shall he permanent to evangelize our seamen, and by at all.” He was now as well as he had been for a long

the blessing of Jehovah to encourage them to be time. On the Thursday, expecting to see some near

missionaries. Look at the skeleton of the Sailors' relations who lived in the neighbourhood, he felt no

Hone!- the wreck in Wellclose Square! The Mersmall disappointment at their not coming, and said,

chant Seaman's Hospital at Lloyd's, and the Port of

London Society, &c. "It would have been the last time, if they had come." During all this vreek he would repeatedly say, “I find

May the Lord incline the hearts of his faithful my Jesus so precious to my soul, that I cannot express

servants to inplore Him to provide a Refuge for them, it. I am so happy in the things of God, I am so wrapt

who supply our tables with the produce of foreign up in Jesus, that I am confident I shall not stay here

climes, at the hazard of their own lives ! long."

A King's Letter for a general collection at every place On the Saturday, he took bis servant with him into

of worship throughout the empire would be the means the churchyard, and said, “I want to look out a spot

of providing them with a good harbour, where they for my grave: show me Mr. Baker's grave:"(a

might ride in safety all the rest of their lives, and have

hope in death.- A True Friend To Sailors. person who had been converted under his ministry, and died happy.) When he had fixed on the place, he drove a stick into it, and said, “If I should live till INSINCERE PROFESSION OF CHRISTIANITY. — AygoMonday, I will get the sexton to come and try whether land, a Moorish king, having waged war with Charlethere is sufficient depth of earth; but I do not think I magne, was induced, as was custoinary with conquered shall hold out till Monday.” On the next day, which princes in those dark ages, to profess the Christian faith, was the Sabbath, he went to church as usual, and in in order to obtain peace on more advantageons terms. the course of the service, the twentieth chapter of the For this purpose he repaired to the French court with Acts happened to be the second lesson for the morn. prodigious pomp; and observing there a great number ing. As he read it, he made several pathetic remarks of poor men, who were fed and clothed by the Emon that part of it in which the Apostles call upon the peror's bounty, inquired who they were. The reply Ephesian Elders to record, that he had not shunned to was, “ They are the servants of God.” “What !” said declare the whole counsel of God, and intimates that the heathen prince, “are the servants of God so poor they should see his face no more. This proved, in the and wretched, while the servants of the Emperor are issue, but too applicable to his own case. In his com- so rich and fine? I did intend to be baptized and ment, he called upon their consciences solemnly to become a Christian ; but now I am resolved never to witness, that he was clear of their blood. In his dis- serve that God who keeps his servants no better!” course, which he preached from Matthew xxviii, 18, Caryl, an old commentator, who relates this anecdote, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth,” he observes with much point, “What this ignorant prince largely and sweetly dwelt ou the Godhead and Satisfac- spoke out freely, many speak secretly in their hearts : tion of Jesus Christ, adoring the grace that had enabled they will not serve Christ upon self-denying and suf. him to preach Him, and directing the people to re- fering terms.”

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THE CANON OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAREMARKS ON ANCIENT LITERATURE.

MENT SCRIPTURES ASCERTAINED; A Taste for reading is the allowed characteristic of

Or the Bible Complete without the Apocrypha and every nation that has pretensions to civilization. The Unwritten Tradition. By Archibald Alexander, D.D. inhabitants of every newly-discovered island, after a

Professor of Theology in Prince Town College, New few years' experience has remodelled their manners and Jersey. Author of a Brief Outline of the Evidences customs, display this feature very strikingly. A thirst

of the Christian Religion.” A New Edition, with for knowledge is inherent in the human mind; and Introductory Remarks by John Morrison, D.D. though this inclination may run riot if unrestrained

12mo. cloth, 58. pp. 418. London. and 'uncurbed, still the principle remains the same, We know not in what terms, sufficiently strong, to and the abuse of it cannot bear down our consciousness give a worthy recommendation of this volume, with that of its high importance.

brevity which is required in the Christian's Penny On the destruction of the old Roman Empire, the bar- Magazine. In early life this was a subject which enbarous spirit of the conquerors condemned to the flames gaged our most anxious inquiry; and we have no the noble libraries which the munificence of the Con. doubt of the same solicitude influencing the minds of stantine dynasty had founded. Their zeal in this de- inany of our inquisitive readers. The Canonical Austruction being apparently actuated by the opinion, that thority, and the consequent satisfaction with the Holy a people deprived of the enthusiastic orations of a Scriptures, is one of the most interesting, as it will Demosthenes, or the heart-stirring history of their be fonnd one of the most edifying considerations of our warlike forefathers, would soon become benighted in young friends; and we beseech them, especially those ignorance, and debased beyond the possibility of their who are connected with a circle of reading friends, to ever recovering the high estate from which they had procure this unusually valuable work: in real importfallen.

ance, it is worth a thousand volumes of such as invite This ruthless antipathy to every vestige of virtue the attention under the denomination of Popular New and of heroism, effectually answered the desired pur- Works. pose, and none of the ancient classic works were pre- Dr. Alexander states the question thus: “The Bible served, except in small and scattered libraries, which includes a large number of separate books, published Providence seemed especially to protect for the en. in different ages, during a space of more than fifteen lightening of future ages.

hundred years. Each of these books, when first pubThe middle ages of the Christian era were

lished, formed a volume; or, at leas the writings of quently enveloped in almost impervious darkness, the each author were, in the beginning, distinct; and if they people were immersed in grossness, and ignorance had continued in that separate form, and had been overspread the land. But the active principle of the transınitted to us in many volumes, instead of one, mind of man was still the same, it slumbered and it slept, their authority would not, on this account, have been but it was not destroyed; there was occasionally that less, nor their usefulness diminished. Their collection faint glimmering in the mental horizon, which served into one volume, is merely a matter of convenience.” not only to render the darkness more awfully visible, Referring to the addition of the Apocryphal books but as a beacon to guide the wandering steps of some be- by the Roman Catholics, the author says, “The inquiry, nighted pilgrim.

therefore, is not optional, but forces itself upon every As a stream confined within narrow banks rushes on conscientious man: for, as no one is at liberty to reject with greater impetuosity, or as the rays of the sun from the sacred volunie onc sentence, inuch less a concentrated into one focus burn with more intense whole book of the revelation of God; so, no one has a heat, so this desire for knowledge, acting on more con. right to add any thing to the word of God; and, of densed or limited materials, produced the most surpris- consequence, no one may receive as divine, what others ing and incredible effects.

have without authority ailded to the Holy Scriptures. We accordingly find it stated, that when a single Every man, therefore, according to his opportunity book was bequeathed to a friend or relation, it was and capacity, is under a moral obligation to use his seldom done without many stipulations and conditions. best endeavours to ascertain what books do, really and If given to a monastery, it was thought that so valuable of right, belong to the Bible. An error here, on either a present merited eternal salvation; and the donor with side, is dangerous : for on the one hand, if we reject great ceremony offered it upon the altar, and the most a part of divine revelation, we dishonour God, and formidable anathenas were denounced against those deprive ourselves of the benefit which might be derived who should dare to alicnate it.

from that portion of divine truth; and on the other The Prior and Convent of Rochester declared, that hand, we are guilty of an equal offence, and may suffer they would pronounce the irrevocable sentence of an equal injury, by adding spurious productions to the damnation on him who should purloin a Latin transla- Holy Scriptures; for thus we adulterate and poison the tion of a work of Aristotle, or even obliterate the fountain of life, and subject our consciences to the title.

authority of mere men." The inconvenience and impediments to study were so “The two great questions most deserving the attennumerous from the scarcity of books, that in the reign of tion of all meu, are- - First, Whether the Bible, and all Henry VI, by one of the statutes of St. Mary's College, that it contains, is from God? --Secondly, What are Oxford, it is ordered, "that no scholar shall occupy a those truths which the Bible was intended to teach us? book in the library above an hour at most, so that others These two grand inquiries are sufficient to give occupamay not be hindered from the use of the same.”

tion and vigorous exercise to intellectual faculties of In 1471, when Louis XI of France wanted to borrow the highest order; and they are not removed entirely out the works of an Arabian physician from the Faculty at of the reach of plain, uneducated Christians.Paris, he was compelled not only to deposit by way of pledge for its return a quantity of valuable plate, but

London: Prioted and Published by C. WOOD AND SON, Poppin's Conrt,

Fleet Street; to whom all Communications for the Editor (post paid) was also obliged to procure a nobleman to join with should be addressed; — and sold by all Booksellers and Newsmen in the him as security in a deed, by which, under very

United Kingdom. considerable forfeiture, he bound himself to Hawkers and Dealers supplied on Wholcsale 'Terms, in London, by STEILI,

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THE SENATE HOUSE AND GREAT ST. MARY'S CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.

ancient British settleinent; and they pretend to carry

up the date of its literary glory to a period of nearly CAMBRIDGE University is the second celebrated seat four centuries anterior to the Christian era ! of learning in the British empire. Our readers, there- When the University of Cambridge was founded, is, fore, cannot fail to be interested in a sketch of its however, quite uncertain. Many conceive it was history; especially as we gave some historic and de- established as a public seminary for youth, soon after scriptive notices of Oxford UNIVERSITY, in the Twenty- the introduction of Christianity among the Saxons, fifth Number of the Christiau's Penny Magazine. especially as it was found excessively expensive and dan

Cambridge, or, as it is frequently called in history, gerous to send the British youth to Rome. Sigebert, Grantbridge, is eligibly situated on the river Cam, from king of the East Angles, about A.D. 630, is believed to which it takes its name, distant fifty-two miles nearly have patronized this infant academy. north from London. Besides the parish churches, its Much uncertainty attaches to this statement; and if principal public buildings are, the Senate House, it be true, the Saxon divisions and the ferocity of the the Public Schools, the University LIBRARY, the Danes, by turns, laid waste this nursery of learning. FitzwILLIAM Museum, the ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVA- In 1010, Cambridge was plundered, and totally deTORY, thirteen Colleges, and four Halls which stroyed with fire, by the Danish soldiers, in their prepossess equal privileges, together with the CHAPELS datory warfare. attached to the Colleges. Of these latter, that belong- William, the Norman Conqueror, having established ing to King's College is truly magnificent. Of this himself in England, built a castle at Cambridge, and, splendid building we purpose giving a more particular as some say, patronized leaning so as to entrust the account in some future number of the Christian's Penny education of his younger son, Henry I, to the governors Magazine.

of this University. But in A. D. IIo, the tenth year Cambridge is “divided into fourteen parishes, each of that monarch, no university existed at Cambridge, of which, with one exception, is provided with according to Peter of Blois ; when Joffrid, abbot of church.” Cambridge is believed to have been a forti- Croyland, originated or revived this seminary. Mr. Milfied station of the Romans, and to have been called by ner, in his Church History, speaking of the revival of them CAMBORITUM. Some suppose it to have been an learning at Oxford and Cambridge, gives the following VOL. II.

F

No.

Names.

Founders.

account:-“It revived, however, in some degree about will not attempt to compute: but our intelligent readers the year 1109, when Gislebert, with three other monks, will not fail to recognize the services of Bisney, Fryth, was sent by the abbot of Croyland to his manor of Rogers, Ridley, Bradford, Saunders, Glover, Latimer, Cottenham, near Cambridge. These monks went every Cranmer, who were educated at Cambridge, and day to Cambridge, where they hired a barn as a con- became martyrs for the doctrines of Christ : Grindal, venient place for public lectures. One read grammar Walton, Bedell, Davenant, Hall, Jeremy Taylor, Bevein the inorning, a second read logic at one o'clock, and ridge, Lightfoot, Strype, Pearson, Poole, Patrick, a third, at three in the afternoon, gave lectures on Tillotson, Parkhurst, Paley, Milton, Bryant, and rhetoric, from Tully and Quinctilian. Gislebert him- Sir Isaac Newton, are names which are held in the self preached on Sundays and other holidays. The highest estimation by the friends of scriptural religion; barn was soon found insufficient to contain the audi. and these were scholars of Cambridge. tors; and therefore accommodations were provided It would be unjust not to mention the venerable for the labours of these men, in different parts of the Mr. Simeon, Senior Fellow of King's College, whose town. Such is the account which Peter of Blois gives countenance afforded to pious young men in that of the infant state of learning in the University of University has been an incalculable blessing to the Cambridge."

nation; and besides his zealous co-operation with most Prosperity continuing to attend the labours of the of the institutions established to promote the enlargelecturers at Cambridge, many pious persons and lovers ment of the Redeemer's kingdom, his “Outlines of of learning made provision for the subsistence of Sermons upon the whole Scriptures ” have been the regular professors, and for the convenience of students; most valuable helps to the clergy in their preparations colleges, therefore, were begun to be built and cn- for the pulpit. dowed in the reigns

Edward I and II. The following is a list of the Colleges, with the dates of their foundation, and the names of their founders. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SABBATH, CON

SIDERED MEDICALLY. Colleges of Roman CATHOLIC Foundation.

Who can tell the importance to man, of the Divine King's Reigu. Date.

institution of the Sabbath ! Considered morally,

politically, or medically, it is worthy of the wisdom and Hugh de Balsam, Bishop of Edward 1. 1284

goodness of its blessed Author. The following testi1. Peten House. Ely.

mony of Dr. Farre, will, we are sure, interest all our Elizabeth de Burgh Countess

readers. It was given before the Committee of the 2. Clare Hall of Ulster, sister to the Earl Edw. III. 1340

House of Commons.
of Clare.
PEMBROKE Mary de Valentia, Countess Edw. III. 1343

“July 16, 1832. J. R. Farre, M. D., called in, and 3. Hall. of Pembroke.

examined. GONVILLE Edmund Gonville, D.D. and Edw. III. 1348

Q. You have practised as a physician many years ? -
4.
AND Caius.
John Caius, M. D. Mary. 1557

A. Yes, between thirty and forty years.
TRINITY William Bateman, Bishop of

Q. Have you had occasion to observe the effect of 5.

Edw. III. 1350
Hall.
Norwich.

the observance and non-observance of the seventh day
Corpus
Two Societies under Henry, Edw. III. 1351

of rest during that time? - A. I have. I have been 6. Christi. Duke of Lancaster.

in the habit, during a great many years, of con

sidering the uses of the Sabbath, and of observ7. King's. Henry VI. Henry VI. 1441

ing its abuses. The abuses are chietiy manifested Margaret of Anjou, consort QUEEN's. 8.

Henry VI. 1446

in labour and dissipation. The use, medically speakof Henry VI.

ing, is that of a day of rest : in a Theological sense 9. Catherin.H. Robert Woodlark, D.D. Edw. IV. (1474 it is a holy rest, providing for the introduction of 10. Jesus. John Alcock, Bishop of Ely. Henry VII. 1496

new and sublimer ideas into the mind of man, prepar

ing him for his future state. 11. Margaret of Richmond,

As a day of rest, 1 view CHRIST's. mother of Henry VII.

Henry VII. 1505

it as a day of compensation for the inadequate restora12. St. John's. Ditto, Dilto. Hen. VIII. 1511

tive power of the body uuder continued labour and Duke of Buckingham, and Hen. VIII. 1519

excitement. A physician always has respect to the 13. MAGDALEN. Lord Audley.

preservation of the restorative power, because, if once

this be lost, his healing office is at an end. If I show

Hen. VIII 1546 14. TRINITY. Henry VIII, and Mary.

you from the physiological view of the question, that and Mary. 1555

there are provisions in the laws of nature which correCOLLEGES OF PROTESTANT FOUNDATION.

spond with the Divine commaudments, you will see

from the analogy that the “Sabbath was nade for 15. EMMANUEL. Sir Walter Mildmay. Elizabeth.|1584

as a necessary appointment. A physician is SYDNEY 16.

Frances Sydney, Countess
Sussex.

anxious to preserve the balance of circulation, as ne-
of Suffolk.
Elizabeth. 1698

cessary to the restorative power of the body. The 17. DoWNING. Sir George Downing. Geo. III. 1800 ordinary exertions of man run down the circulation

every day of his life ; and the first general law of na

ture, by which God (who is not only the giver, but also Cambridge University is governed by a CHANCELLOR, the preserver and sustainer of life) prevents man from who at present is his Royal Highness the Duke of destroying himself, is the alternating of day with night, Gloucester; a High-STEWARD, who is also a person of that repose may succeed action. But although the high rank; a Vice-CHANCELLOR; two PROCTORS; night apparently equalizes the circulation well, yet it Public URATOR; two LIBRARIAN8; a REGISTRARY ; does not sufficiently restore its balance for the attainand three ESQUIRE BEDELLS.

ment of a long life. Hence, one day in seven, by the In how great a degree Cambridge University has bounty of Providence, is thrown in as a day of comcontributed by its scholars and divines to advance the pensation, to perfect by its repose the animal system. cause of pure religion and scriptural Christianity, we You may easily determine this question as a matter of

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