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ments spare us that necessity for Gospel may, in short, find him in the discussion or reprehension which lowest depths of want and suffering. often swells the review of a small Nevertheless," he that overcometh shall volume to an article of considerable be made a pillar in the temple of God.: bulk. In the way of extract in
That poor outcast, if a true servant of deed we might, with much ease to wretchedness, and be raised as a pillar
Christ, shall be stripped of bis rags and ourselves and profit to our readers, of ornament in the temple of the Lord. draw largely on these interesting Great, my Christian brethren, will be pages ; but as the volume will, we the changes and reverses of the last trust, receive a wide and speedy Bolemu day; "the first shall be last, and circulation, this does not seem ne
the last first. The wicked shall at once cessary; and we might only blont shrink to their proper nothingness; but the edge of curiosity and appetite the contrite and believing sball partiei. by an over abundance of quotation pate in the glories of tbeir Lord. They We shall therefore indulge our.
shall be planted in the temple of God. selves and our readers with but a
The one thing they desired upon earth'
shall be granted them ; . they sball besingle extract more; selecting one of hold the fair beauty of the Lord, and considerable length, from the cou- dwell in his temple. They sball live in cluding discourse, as a fair specimen his presence they shall hear his voice of the work. The passage exbi- - they shall mingle their songs with the bits, in a very pleasing light, the redeemed-taey shall proclaim the glory author's interesting and affecting of the Crucified' for ever and ever manner of commenting on the
they shall • see the King in his beauty, sacred text.
and the land that is very far off.'
“ 2. Again : it is said of the tri. " Let us proceed to consider, se- ymphant Christian in the text, he condly, the promises addressed in the shall go no more out.'-In this world text to the victorious servants of the my brethren, change and decay are Redeemer. * Him that overcometh,' stamped upon every thing around us says our Lord, ' will I make a pillar in Our choicest blessings are suspended the temple of my God, and he shall go on, the slenderest threads. no more out; and I will write upon him this morning lifting to heaven a head the name of my God, and the vame of lofty as the cedar, and spreading forth the city of my God, which is New Jeru- his green branches on every side, may ralem, which cometh down out of hea. ere might be struck by the fires of hea. ven from my God; and will write upon ven, and lic blasted and lifeless on the him my new vame.'
plain. And even our spiritual joys "1. In the first place, it is here said partake in some measure of the same that the successful Christian shall be Auctuating character. How great, for
made a pillar in the temple of his God. instance, are apt to be the ebb and flow -The whole of the imagery in the text of the religious affections! How soon is probably borrowed from the practice, is the ardour of devotion chilled! How in ancient times, of erecting pillars, in difficult is it to sustain the vigour of our honour of the achievements of distin- first love! How does the body seem to guished individuals, in or near the tem. hang upon the soul, and to chain it to ples of their false gods. In like wane earth when it is soaring to heaven! ner, it is here said that the Christian But the Christian, exalted to be a shall be erected as a pillar of triumph pillar in the temple of his God,' shall in the temple of the true and living go no more out.' The suu of his joys God. In this world the servant of the shall never go down. The well-spring Redeemer may be a mere outcast in of his comforts shall vever fail. The society. He may toil, and want, and joys of one moment shall be the joys of suffer; may rise early' to eat the eternity. Once lodged in the botom of bread of carefulness, and sink to rest his Father, no force shall drag him from upon the hard and ragged bed of po- it. Inseparably united to God, ue shall verty. Or he may wander with the poor eternally participate in the pleasures Arab of the desert; or tremble amidst which are at His right hand. He shall the snons of the Pole; or linger out a • shine as a star in the firmament for dreary existence in the cheerless and ever and ever.' sunless hut of' tlic western savage. The “ 3. Again : it is said, I will write
som him the name of my God.'-It was God. In like manner it may be said to customary to write on the pillars of vic. the true Christian, The heritage of this tory to which we have already referred, world is not your heritage: you are the name of the false god in whose tem- born to a loftier destiny, you are citi. ple the pillar was erected. And thus, zens of a heavenly country: yon are in the case of the Christian, the name sent among us for a time, to take a of Jehovah, so dear to him on earth, transient view of our prison-bouse, to shall be stamped on his forehead in benefit us, and to learn more effectually Heaven : " Ye slali see his face, and his yourselves, by contrast, the superiority name shall be on your foreheads.' In of the world to come. The language of this world, it is possible that the sincere your Lord is, 'Iu my Father's house Christian should be perplexed, either are many mansious : I go to prepare a by his own doubts of acceptance with place for you.' And o what motivés God, or by the doubts and insinuations for patience, and gratitude, and love, of others; but, in heaven, his accept does such a promise supply! What is ance and adoption will be no longer a it, my Christian brethren, to be strait. disputable point. He shall be recog. ened for a time by the narrowhess of nised by Him who has stamped him our mansion on earth, if such is the with his own name. He shall be owned habitation prepared for u$ in heaven? also by myriads of happy spirits, who, Wait but a little moment, and, though belrolding that sacred name, shall at it shall not be granted to yon, as to St. ouce bail him as their brother, and as. John, to see in the flesh the descending sociate in all the occopatious and joys vision of the heavenly city,' it shall of the region of light, and life, and be granted to you to behold it is still glory.
more favourable circumstances. He “ 4. Again: it is said of the tri. saw it indeed; but it was in a trance, umphant Christian, 'I will write on and but for a moment; and he awoke him the name of the city of my God, to find himself a prisoner in the flesh, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh and an exile in Patmos. Bat in your down ont of heaven from my God.'- case, sight will be possession. You As it was usual to write on these pillats shall behold the city of God, to lose of triamph the name of the city of the sight of it no more : you shall see it, to conqueror; so on the pillars erected in be welcomed as its citizen and its inhaheaven shall be engraved the name of bitant for ever. You shall no sooner that celestial city which afterwards de plant yonr foot in its golden streets, scended in vision before St. John, or than your exile shall either be rememwhich is here called the New Jeru- bered no longer, or remembered merely salem, which came down ont of heaven to enhance the joys of deliverance. from God.' Even here, in this state Your chaius shall drop from you; of being, my brethren, it is the city and you shall walk abroad in all the not made with hands' the Christian * glorions liberty of the children of seeks: 'we have here no continuing God.' city; but we seek one to come,'— the “5. But it is added, finally, - I will city that hath foundations, whose builder write upon him my vew Name.In and maker is God.' And to that city he other words, the same Divine band will shall be exalted in heaven. Lift up stamp npon the triumphant servant of your eyes, ye dejected children of God, the Cross the new nante' by which and behold for a moment your future God hath last revealed himself to his habitation, as it is displayed in the creatures; that is, the name of Jesus— glowing pictnre of one who was per the Messiah-the Anointed One—the mitted to gaze upon it. Behold its Lord our Righteousness'--or, as he is walls of jasper,' and its' foundations of called in that magnificent description of precious stones;' the glory of the the Son of God, in the nineteenth chap. Lord to lighten it, and the Lamb to be ter of this book, the King of kings, the light thereof;' its river of life;' and Lord of lords.' Yes, my Christian ita tree, whose leaves are for the heal- brethren, as it was customary to en. ing of the nations,' Behold it without grave on the pillar of worldly triumph any 'curse,' or night,' or 'sorrow, the name of the leader under whom the or 'crying,' or death. The life of soldier fought and conquered; so the this world, says the Apostle to true ser. Captain of your salvation, your Guide vants of the Redeemer, is not your through all the intricacies of this valley ure, for your life is trid with Christ in of teats, your Leader in the great con. CHRIST. OBSERV. No. 252.
flict against the corruptions of the aside the benefits which have been heart, the vanity of the world, and the conferred upon society by his former assaults of the powers of darkness, shall publications, and the not less imstamp his own name on your forehead, portant beuefits which have resulted and designate you as his children for ever. The Name which has been your mated exertions in the service of
from his well-known and highly estistrength and your joy' upon earth, shall be your shield and your glory for
our leading religious aud charitable ever. And should the same spirit who institutions--exertions which this communicated with St. Jolin in that volume amply testifies bave not world of light, be asked by some new withdrawu him from the diligent apostle, admitted, like his predecessor, care of an extensive parish — we to catch a glimpse of the glories to be should still have in the work before revealed, “Who are these stamped with the name of the Redeemer?” he shall tude of the public, and should be
us a powerful claim to the grationce more reply, These are they inclined to value the author's lawho have washed their robes and made bours by a very high standard of them wbite in the blood of the Lanıb: therefore are they before the Tirone of utility, For who can calculate the God, and serve Him day and night in beneficial impressions which dishis temple; and he that sitteth on the courses like these discourses as throne shall dwell among them : they striking and attractive as they are shall hunger no more, neither thirst any scriplural and practical-may bave more; neither shall the sun light on Jeft in many a youthful bosoin ; or them, nor any heat: for the Lainb, how much valuable seed may have which is in the midst of the throne, shall been sown which in after-life may lead them unto living fountains of water, and God shall wipe away all tears from spring up and bear fruit abundantly their eyes.'” pp. 423-429.
10 the glory of God and the benefit
of mankind? It is no slight cause In our review of Mr. Sumner's of thankfulness that some huodreds “ Sermons on the Christian Faith of young men now embarked, or and Character," we remarked that embarking, on the voyage of lifethey possessed the grealer interest many of ibem destined to fill imfrom the circumstance of having portant stations in society, some of been preached before one of our them to be admitted inio the ballarge national seminaries of educa. lowed rauks of the priesthood, others tion—the College of Eton—where to be enrolled among the memthey had doubtless tended in their bers of our hereditary or represen. degree to the formation of the cha- tative legislature-should, in addiracter and principles of the youth lion to the instructions they may under instruction in that iustitu- have enjoyed in their usual acadetion. We feel peculiarly disposed mical course, have had the privilege to contemplate the volume before from week 10 week of listening to us in the same interesting point of such truly scriptural admonitions view; and we cannot but congra- as those which have called forth tulate most warmly the friends of these remarks. If they bave only the youth of Harrow School, on the 'so far profited by them as to be sound doctrines and faithful ex- able with a clear judgment to die hortations which appear from this vest religion of that preposterous volume to have been delivered be- garb in which some men ignorantly, fore the members of that establish- and others wilfully, disguise her; ment by their affectionate and in- 'even this will not be a useless acdefatigable pastor. The labours .quisition. We shall not at least of Mr. Cunningham in the cause of expect to hear from sensible men, religion, and for the extension of accustomed in their youth to listen all its attendant blessings, are far to such scriptural doctrines and too great and numerous to be easily precepts as those delivered from forgolten. But even were we to set ihe pulpit of Harrow church, the Strange, the almost incredible, mis- through life, and the only true soconceptions which, even in stations' lace in death; and if among these of high authority, have sometimes should be found many of the friends prevailed against whatever is ear- of all that is good, and the supnest and valuable in religion, and of porters of all that is charitable, in which the opposition to our Bible, another generation, then judeed and missionary, and other Christian will the respected author have ininstitutions are among the common finite reason to rejoice that he has symptoms. But, if to this merely conscientiously chosen, if not that intellectual reformation higher at- line of doctrin and conduct which tainments have in any instance been inost directly leads to temporal added: if, as we would trust has preferment, yet thal which will been the case, 'many a youthful be found of the greatest moment in mind has been prepared to receive the supremely important day, when the truth in love, as well as in “Theyihat have turned souls to righknowledge, aud to imbibe those teousness shall shine as stars in the principles wbicb are the best guide kingdom of God for ever and ever."
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
or Church of England Sunday-school PREPARING for publication :--Sermons Teacher's Magazine; to be conducted by by the Rev. S. Clift;-Travels in the Clergymen of the Established Church. Holy Land; by W. R. Wilson ;-History The Editors remark in their Proof London, &c.; by J. Bayley ;-Pro. spectus;-" The expediency of educatgresses of King James; by Mr. Nichols;- ing the poor has been long admitted by Tie Encyclopedia of Antiquities; by the public voice; but the grand aim Mr. Fosbrooke ;-Views of Interesting should be to impart to them that religi. Churches ; by J. P. Neale;-Details of ons knowledge which alone is able to the North-American Land Expedition; make them wise unto salvation. Upon by Captain Franklyn;- Memoirs of this principle the Church of England Mary Queen of Scots ; by Miss Benger; has always acted; and the utility of Journey through India, Egypt, and the Sunday Schools in her communion, Palestine ; by a Field Officer.
in promoting this valuable end, is beIn the press :-History of Roman coming every day more apparent; while Literature; by J. Dunlop ;-The Chro- the benevolent exertions of gratuitous nology of the Last Fifty Years;-Den- teachers afford the means of infusing drologica Britannica; by Mr. Watson ;- into the minds of the young the prin. Mr.Benson's Hulsean Lectures for 1822; ciples of religion, as they are able to The Shipwrecked Lascar, a narrative; bear them. The post which these illustrated in verse by Miss Jaue Taylor. teachers occupy is so important, that
some publication, mainly devoted to Oxford. The following subjects are their use, seems necessary. To enable proposed for the Chancellor's Prizes for them effectually to impart instruction the eysuing year:-For Latin Verse: to their scholars, and to train them up “Ars Geologica.” For an English Essay: in conscientious communion with the "On Public Spirit amongst the An- Established Church, it is essential that cients.” For a Latin Essay : “ Condi- they competently anderstand its doc. tio Servorum apud Avtiquos.” Sir Ro- trine and discipline, and the Scriptureger Newdigate's Prize:“ Stonehenge.” foundation of its creeds and formularies;
On the last of January 1823, (to be and the present work is undertaken continued on the last day of each suc- with the view of aiding them in acquirceeding month), will be published, price ing this knowledge. The plan will emfourpence, the, Religious Instructor, brace original essays upon the impor,
tance of religious education to be poor, systems of writing represented ideas, the economy of Sunday Schools, the and not gounds or pronunciation, Their moral, religious, and mental qualifica. general process was, however, modeltions of teachers ; ecclesiastical bio- led on the spoken Egyptian language.graphy and history; illustrations of But since the three systems of EgypHoly Writ; explanation of the Liturgy; tian writing Idid not express the sounds familiar sermons ; forms of prayer; pro- of words, by what means could the gress of education; anecdotes; brief Egyptians insert proper names and review of books proper for the perusal words belonging to foreign languages? of teachers, &c."
In reply to this it has been recently FRANCE.
ascertained, from various inscriptions, The celebrated Faculty of Medicine that they had an auxiliary series of signs. in Paris, lately suppressed and disper- to express the songds of proper names, sed by order of the governinent, is and of words foreign to the Egyptian stated to have contained, at the time of language. For example: the bierogly. its dispersion, nearly 4000 stadepts, at- phic text of the celebrated Rosetta in-, tracted from all partsof Earope bythe ce scription, contains the name of Ptolelebrity of the professors and the conveni. my, represented by seven or eight bieence of hospitals, &c. It is most deeply roglyphical characters. Now, the Egypto be lamented that either angry politics tiau Obelisk brought to London by M. or the deistical, not to say atheistical, no. Belzoni, from the island of Philæ, was tions of the French physiological school connected with a base, bearing a petishould ever have penetrated what ought tion, in the Greek language, addressed to be a peaceful abode of science... by the Priests of Isis, at Philæ, to King There are but two other medical facul. Ptolemy Euergetus II. to Queen Clea ties, those of Strasburg and Montpelier, patra his wife, and to Queen Cleopatra at which degrees and diplomas can be his sister. In the bieroglyphic inscripobtained,
tions which cover the four faces of this EGYPT.
obelisk, occurs the bieroglyphic Dame A roll of papyrus of great curiosity of Ptolemy, precisely similar to that in is stated to have been discovered in the the hieroglyphic text of Rosetta, and island of Elephantina. It contains a likewise the name of Cleopatra. These portion of the latter part of the Iliad, two, bieroglyphic names, which in the with scholea fairly written in large ca. Greek have some letters in common, it pitals, such as were in use duriøg the was considered would serve to institute time of the Ptolemys, and under the a comparison between the bieroglyphic earlier Roman emperors.
signs which compose them both; and if In a paper communicated to the Royal the corresponding letters in the twe. Academy of Inscriptions apd Belles Greek names were found expressed in Lettres, Sept. 27, 1822, occur the fol- both the Egyptian serolls by the same lowing curious remarks op Egyptian hieroglyphics, it was to be concluded, inscriptions. It appears that the Egyp- that in the bieroglypbic writing there tiads had three kinds of writing :- 1. existed, as in the demolic, a series of The Hieroglyphic writing, which di. sigus representing sounds or pronuncia rectly painted ideas, by means of cha- tions. This hypothesis is stated to be racters that represented the forms of verified by the comparison of these two sensible objects, sometimes in a proper, hieroglyphic names. From further re. sometimes ip a figurative, sense.--. The searches, a whole alphabet of charac. Hieratic or Sacerdotal writing, the eba, ters bas been discovered, racters, of which are for the most part
UNITED STATES. arbitrary, and retaiu in their forms but An academical institution on a large very faint traces of sensible objects. scale, entitled “ Colombian College," This second system is merely a short has been lately established in the dise hand of the first. Most of the inserip- trict from which it takes its name tions found on Egyptian tombs are in About fifty acres of land have been par the hiératic writing,—3, The Demotic chased, on the northern boundary of the (popular) writing, which was employed city of Washington; on which site a saben in civil affairs and private concerns. It stantial edifice has been erected, cal. was composed of signs borrowed with. culated for the accounmodation of one out alteration from the hieratic writingi hupdred students, with dwelling-houses bat it often combined them according for professors. It is the intention of to rules peculiar to itself. These three the trustees, as 1000 as ponctieable, to