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Parish Church of Limehouse, in which expressed of tbis Discourse, we present he has officiated for the last ten years, our readers with the following exas an introductory Serinon, after a long tracis :separation from his parishioners. This • Let it be remembered, that He, separation, we learo from himself, was who is our Saviour, is also our God; rendered necessary in consequence of and that by his almighty agency this an upremitted altention to the duties world of ours was created-lbat it was of a most anxious and laborious silua. by his power the earth was formed tion, which had materially impaired his by bis wisdom" the world was estab. health. We are fully aware of the lished—and that by bis uoderstanding cause; we take leave, bowever, to the heaven was stretched out: and if any add, what Mr. R. has, with his charac. should ask, wbo called for the waters of teristic humility, suppressed, that be the sea, and poured them out upon the was not contented with performing his face of the earth, the answer, in the landuty by a mere perfunctory discharge of guage of the Prophet Amos, is— Tbe it, but he imposed upon himself those LORD – the Lord Jesus – js bis name! additional toils which his energies of Or, should you wish to have the doctrine conscience suggested, and without the reinforced by the authority of an Bvaufulfilment of which he would bave felt gelist, or the opinion of an Apostle, dissatisfied with himself. It is a lauda- bear their united testinuony:- In the ble standard, and worthy of himself; beginning was the Word ; the Word yet we cannot help interposing the ad. was God; and without him was not any monition, between his present recovery tbing made, that was made.'t-by and his future pursuits, that be owes a
him,' - St. Paul speaks of the same Alduty to himself and his family, which no mighty Being — By him were all things self-devotion can justify him in losing created that are in heaven, and that are sight of; nay, that he cannot better in earlb;'-and in him all the fulness,' fulfil his duty towards his tlock, nor -the power and majesty- of ibe Godmore essentially consult their filial con- HEAD dwells !'- What a force aud ener. sideration of him, than by making his gy does this cousideration lend to the pious exertions commensurate with bis subject upon wbich I am employiog su health ; we nced not carry this advice largely your thoughts and meditatious; farther, alıbough perbaps the hand that and, oh! wbat an inlerest, - what a suggests this might add a few hints that majesty does it throw around its every would cirumscribe his well-meant ef. view, when we reflect, that it is to our forts within the limits of his immediate LORD and only SavwUR, Jesus Christ, charge. We do not hesitate to confess, that we'bave rendered the homage of at the same time, ibat he has increased our wonder ani adoration; and that, if our esteem for bim, by his unwearied we have hitherto viewed the work123.lt assiduity; still we would have bim re- ship of his hauds in the mighty deep, flect, that the blessing of health is too with the eye and with the feelings of a valuable a gift to be neglected; and philosopher, we must now couleuplate whether the neglect arise from too great
them with the mind and with the transapplication to what he chooses tv pre- port of a Christian ; and should blend, scribe to himself as a task of duty, or with our every admiration of these, the from any careless estimation of the visible operations of his hand, our love mercy, which we know is not likely to and our gratitude for that wondrous be the case with him, the consequence display of power and beneficence, of inust be the same, and he must eventially be subjected lo sufferings, which all *“Tuhas been well and beautifully er. who know him would paintully regret.
pressed by Dr. S. Clarke, in his admirable This is language which we admii to be
Sermon on the Wisdom of God, that front somewhat unusual in reviewers, but we
the brightest star in the firmament of beado not see the justice of excluding such
ven to the meanest peblile upop the face of
the earth, there is no part of mailer, great an one from participating in the interest
or small, wherein the wisdom of the Creawhich all must take in the well being tor does rot wore clearly and undeniably of a good man, and an exemplary appear, than the skill of an architect is Minister of our Church. “Salus bono- manifested by a building, or the judgment rum, civilalis sulas.
of an artificer by the completeness of his We must now reluru to our more
work." peculiar department; and, in justifica- + John i, 12. Col. i. 15. ? Cor. iv. 4, tion of the opinion which we have and lieb, ii. O.
which we are the living monuments, and we recognise no other language from of which we are to trace the exhibitiou the lips of the holy Jesus, but I de. in the rich and costly scheme of re. light to do thy will, O my God! demption by Jesus Christ; by which, Father! not mine, but thy will be as it were, a new world was formed, and done! And to shew that such had a new and beauteous system was created ever been the feeling of bis heart, a reout of the ruin and confusion in which ference is made to the Sacred Scriptures: the whole of the moral world had been in which it is said, “Then said 1-Lo ! involved by the disobedience of Adam, I come; in the volume of the book it and the sin and apostacy of its inhabi. is written of me-Lo! I come to do thy tants. So rapid had been the march, will, O GOD!'* In furtherance thereof, and so frightful the magnitude of this he left the mansions of his glory, the ruin and confusion, that now every throne of his power, and the seat of his thing seemed to have retrograded to government; and, disrobing himself of the state in which it originally appeared all the external attributes of the King at the first creation of the world of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, he without form-roid and darkness on came to this rebellious province of his the intellect of every child of Adam. empire, proclaiming peace, and proIn this situation, in which all were dead mising pardon to all who would throw io trespasses and sins, and in which there down the arms of their rebellion, would was an appalling darkness veiling the return to their allegiance, and be the mental vision of every man, it required dutiful subjects of his benign and mer. the same creative mind, the same ciful government !” mighty energy, but-and, ob ! I speak There is much excellent instruction in it will all the devolion and all the gra- the foregoing passage, such as the faithtitude which the sentiment should in- fulness of the servant of God may well spire--a far more extraordinary and be expected to give to his fellow Chris. intenser feeling and exertion of bene. tians; and from what follows, we are volence than at the first creation, to certain the same conclusion will be undertake and accomplish. But this drawn :benevolence did our dear Lord possess " When you have thus experienced in a degree, and to an extent, which the wondrous efficacy of this pure river bafiles the powers of human thought or of water of life, precious as the jasper, language to conceive or describe Such and clear as the crystal, proceeding out were the mighty force and operation of of the throne of God, and of the this divine principle, however, that he LAMB;t-and have, moreover, tasted was prompted to embark in his great that the Lord Jesus has been gracious and perilous undertaking,-- for which to you-that, when you applied to bim judeed the world had been prepared by in prayer, he it was wbo delivered you a long train of cumbersome rites and out of your distress—who, when you sacrifices, all bearing on one point, and were sick, was the Physician that comprospective of one person-from which forted and relieved you—who, when no prospect of future suffering-Do you were wasting away on the bed of fear of present reproach—no ignominy Sanguishing, and were drawing near to of the accursed cross, could divert a the gates of death," administered to mind which, from first to last, was in. you the efficacious medicine which tent only on the happiness of dispensing removed your pains, and recovered happiness and blessedness to countless your health-who, when the waves myriads of a lost and ruined world. In and billows of the deep' endangered order that he might restore to the your vessel, was your refuge from the moral earth its every image and its storm, and the rock of your salvation every feature of its original goodness - think of that return which love and and perfection, he bad to sacrifice gratitude should constrain you to make much ; but willing was the sacrifice, to him, who has thus manifested himbecause love was the duty. The con- self to be your Saviour and your God. stant expression of his lip, and the un. You never, indeed, will be able to revaried tenor of his life, corresponded pay the debt under which the mercies in beautiful barmony one with the and interposition of Heaven trave laid other; and whether at the prospect, or you. The best life, the holiest services, in the extremity of bis sufferiogs,- the most dutiful allegiance, can never whether in the garden of Gethsemane, or on the accursed tree of Calvary, - * Psalm x1, 7. Heb. x. 7. + Rev. xxii. 1. Europ. May. Vol. LXXIV. Oct. 1818.
be any adequate remuneration for what titude bound, all salvation, and praise, your Saviour has done has suffered and glory, and adoration, for erer and for you. The holiest and the best of
in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, must admit that they The Progress of Human Life. Shaks. are but 'unprofitable servants.' But
peare's Seven Ages of Man, illustra. be will never break the bruised reed, nor
led by a Series of Extracis in Prose quench the smoking ilax; and we have
and Poelry, for the Use of Schools this wherewith to comfort us,—such is and Families, with a View to the the triumph and such the joy of reli- Improvement of the Rising Generegion,--that if we come in faith and
tion. By John Evans, A.M. 8го. penitence to him, and continue stedfast in the discharge of our several Chris. Though the path wbich Mr. Evans tian duties-it' we feel remorse for sin, has marked out for bimself in the garand therefore our need of a SaviOUR- den of literature is not of the bigbest if we deny ourselves in all the works of order, it is, nevertheless, a very useful the flesh-- if we take up our cross, and, and important one; reflecting great in the bearing of it, Patience have her credit upon his character as a man, perfect work, and we thus follow our and bis abilities as an author. Indeblessed Saviour, he will give us the aid fatigable in bis exertions, and usand consolations of the Spirit, and will wearied in the endeavour to promole • never leave nor forsake us ;' but in the advancement of virtue, he has that great day, when we shall all be added another to bis extensive list of summoned to his bar, to receive the
publications designed for the moral final award of the things done in our and intellectual improvement of youth; bodies, he will lead us to those living a task which, as we lately observed, be fountains of water, which refresh the has proved himself fully adequate to garden of Eden, and flow in the midst
on several occasions. of the Paradise of God, at wbich the To illustrate the seven ages of man, tears of penitents will be wiped away, as delineated by our immorlal Skaksand the joys of angels will be coin. PEARE, is the design of the preseat plete !
publication ; and if the bonor of ap" I beseech you then, beloved, by the peariog in print with the illustrious mercies of God iu CaristJesus,rear your poet is not sufficient for the author, he Ebenezer, and write on the living tablet inay with justice assume to bimself ibe of your hearts, in characters too legi- credit of having treated his subject with ble ever to be effaced by the devasta.
considerable ability. But for the extion of time, — Hitherto hath the Lord
treme appropriateness of the numerous helped us !' And let the living-the extracts, we might be disposed to quar. Jiving praise bim, as I do THIS DAY; rel with them for occupying the place and let all, who have tasted how good of his original matter; though as bis and gracious the Lord bis God has professed design is to illustrate his been, in giving to him his being, -or subject by assistance of this nature, in preserving to him his bealth,-or in
we cannot sce how he could well dis. recovering him from sickness, -or in
pense with them. In his hands they delivering his soul from the pit of cor- have certaiuly become an entertaining ruption, and in castiog bis sins, through collection judiciously arranged, and in the mercies of his SAVIOUR, behind almost every respect extremely appro. his back,' now unite with me iu the priate. song of Moses and the Lamb, and with A brief memoir of Shakspeare prethose blessed spirits who had gotten the cedes the work; and after a few moral victory, and who, as in the apocalypti. observations, we are led to contemplate cal vision, stood on the sea of glass, the interesting period of INFANCY." It having the barps of God, and saying, is," says the author “Man iu embryo; • Great and marvellous are thy works, it is the germ from which springs, Lord God ALMIGETY! just and true under a proper education, the intelliare thy ways, thou King of Saints ! gent, the respectable, and the useful Who shall not fear thee, O LORD! and member of the community. How are glorify thy pame? For tbou only art the corporeal functions colarged and holy ; thy judgments are made mani- invigorated! How are the intellectual fest, and we now come and worship be. energies augmented and expanded! fore thee,' ascribing, as in love and gra. Newton, baugioy ou his mother's
breast, exhibited the ordinary spectacle have forgotten both, but I give the of pitiable imbecility, and yet this substance of what passed between us illustrious infant was destined to ascer. in such language as we both understood. tain the laws of nature, to measure • So you think,' I said, 'that wbat ap. the circumference of the earth, and to pears so regular as the letters of your disclose the secrets of the universe. name cannot be by chance.'
.Yes, But what renders an infunt still more said he, with firmness, I think sca' interesting is, that what is rising up • Look at yourself,' I replied, 'coninto man, may be transformed into the sider your hands and fingers, your legs Christian, indulging the hopes, and and feet, and other limbs, are they not cherishing the exalted prospects of regular in appearance, and useful to immortality.”
• Come Some beautiful extracts from Pope, you then bither by chance' said 1. Beattie, Fawcett, and others, are sub- No,' he answered, that cannot be joined, and are all happily illustrative something must have made me.' 'And of the innocent endearnients of the who is that something, 'I asked? He infant state. But
said he did not know.' I took parti. “ Iofaucy, feeble and helpless, can- cular notice that he did not say as not be pronounced of long duralion. Rousseau fancies a child in like cir. With the usual assiduous care bestowed cumstances might say,--that his parents upon it by maternal affection, both made bim. I had now gained the body and mind are insensibly enlarged, point I aimed at. I saw that bis reason pushing on wards towards malurilys" taught him (though he could vot so and when the articulation of words is express it), that what begins to be must mastered, “infancy, with all its charms bave a cause, and that what is formed of helpless innocence ceases, and here with regularity, must have an intelli. begios the interesting period of child- geot cause. I therefore told him the hood.”
pame of the Grent Being who made Amusing extracts from Shenstone him and all the world, concerning and Cowper characterise this period of whose adorable nature I gave bim such life; but the following anecdote of information as I thought he could in Dr. Beattie's method of teaching his some measure comprehend. The less eldest son, is too interesting to escape son affected him greatly; and he never nolice. He had reached his sixth year, forgot it, or the circumstance that inknew the alphabet, and could read a troduced it." little; when, as he had received no We cannot say that we agree in the particular information respecting the decided testimony of the historian AUTHOR of his being, bis father took Gibbon against the joys of childhood, the following method, as related by while we peruse with delight the ob• himself:-"In the corner of the gar.
servations of Sir Richard Steele, when den, without informing any person of he says, “ the cheapness of puerilo the circumstance, I wrote in ihe mould delights, the guiltless joy they leave with my finger, the three initial lellers upon the mind, the blooming hopes of his oame, and sowing garden cresses in that lift up the soul in the ascent of the furrows, covered up the seed, and life, the pleasure that attends the gra. smoothed the ground. Ten days after dual opening of the imagination and he came running to me, and with as. the dawn of reason, made me think tonishment in bis countenance told me, most men found tbat stage the most that bis name was growing in the garagreeable part of their journey.' den. I smiled at the report, and From the school.boy we pass on to scemed to disregard it; but he insisted the lover, wbo on my going to see what bad bappened. Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad • Yes,' said I, .carelessly, on coming to Made to his mistress' eye-brows. the place, I see it is so, but there is
Here we are again abundantly sop. nothing in this worth notice-it is plied with illustrations from Milton mere chance ;' and I went away. He Dryden, Langhorpe, &c. A picture of followed me, and taking hold of my rural courtship is happily introduced coat said, with some earnestoess, it from Dryden. could not be merc chance; for that
He preferred me somebody must have contrived mat
Above the maidens of my age and rank: ters so as to produce it. I pretend Still shupn'd their company, and still sought pot to give bis words or my own, I miue,
I was not won by gists, yet still he gave; those at a more advanced age, who may And all his gifts, though small, yet spoke think their dignity comproinised by his LOVE!
reading a work chiefly calculated for He pick'd these earliest strawberries in the
the improvement of the rising generawoods!
tion. He taught a prating stare to speak my
name; And when he found a nest of nightingales
The PAMPHLETEER. No. XXIV. Or callow linnets, he would show 'em mne,
This Number of the Pamphleteer And let me take 'em out.
contains nine pamphlets, of which
four are original - we present the fol. Advice to lovers is seldom accept- lowing analysis of their contents to our able, or the admirable remarks of readers. Dr. Aikin, in a letter to his son, are ARTICLE I. Some Inquiries respecting replete with wise reflections on the the Punishment of Death for Crimes choice of a wise. To such as are on without Violence. By Bazil Montagu, the point of settling for life, we would Esq. seriously recommend the perusal of If any evidence were wanting to conthem.
vioce us that the punishment of death The Irregular Ode introduced under should ever be sparingly exercised, and this part of the subject, as it was write proportioned to the enormity of the ten under the inspiration of first love, offence, this stuall but ingenious dis. should not be subject to criticisin, or sertation would supply it. When, on we would express our satisfaction that the authority of a great legal writer, the author has realized his anticipation it appears, that there are not fewer of connubiai felicity so far, as to pre- than one hundred and sixty offences, vent him from courting the muscs a which by Act of Parliament have been second time.
declared to be felonies without benefit Jealous io bonour, sudden and quick of clergy, it becomes the duty of every in quarrel, succeeds the soldier, whose humane and intelligent person to en actions are best illustrated by quota. deavour to procure an amelioration of tions froin Shakspeare himself. Under the law, and vindicate the propriety of tbis head also, we are presented with punishing minor delinquencies with mo. the beautiful poem of The Soldier's deration. Owing to the reluctance of Return,” by that sweet child of nature, enforcing the execution of penalties, Burns. Our limits forbid its extract, which appear, in many instances, to or we would gratify our readers with have been enacted in the true spirit its perusal.
of the Athenian lawgiver, the chances From the soldier to the justice, down afforded to a daring offender, of escape, to old age, and finally to second child.
are so numerous, that he is inciled in ishness, we are conducted in the same some measure to relieve bis necessities Jively and agreeable manner.
and gratify his vices, by a conviction prevented, from the length of this that he may venture on both with im. notice, to indulge in further extracis, punity. Juries, though they view with though we cannot help remarking, in out pity the death of a murderer, and particular, Mrs. Hamilton's dialogue are even solicitous to bring him to the between herself and Old Age, as being scaffold, can never be prevailed upon to a hamourous little piece; and, as Mr. regard the lighter offences of theft with Evans justly remarks, “ fraught with the same just severity—their indignathe pure and unadulterated spirit of tion is disarmed by the excessive rigour Christian Philosophy:" numerousglean- of the punishment; and they are glad, ings are gathered from many of our at the expense even of their oaths, to best poets; and the whole is strong acquit the guilty, rather than inflict together in a manner highly creditable upon them, by a verdict, consequences to the ingenious author.
which they feel would be harsh, and We cannot lay down this interesting more than harsh, cruel in the extreme. volume without recomiending it to ll, Remarks on a Ceurse of Educa. our reader's attention. Its heariy sup- tion, designed to prepare the l'outhful port in the cause of virtue, and the Mind for a Career of Honour, Patriot. admirable lessons it conveys to the ism, and Philanthropy. By Thomas mind, render it highly useful to the Myers, A.M. young student; while the variety of Education, in the opinion of this its contents, and the superiority of its gentleman, should be conducted on the extracts, will repay the attention of principle of improving the heart, as