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* said, “ Use not vain repetitions, as the Then with his eyes' upturn'd to beav'n he heathen do." Let us, then, “believe
look'd, the record which God has given” of
And cried, “Most holy, righteous, triune God,
Assert thy majesty before the sight himself, even though we cannot under
Of this apostate, who thy name blasphem'd. stand the manner of it. Let us be Shew tby all-conquering might : thou Lord of thankful for the light vouchsafed us bosis, on this point; and let us rest assured,
Maintain thy sway, and let thy glorious arm that the information is as extensive as
Drive this foul rebel to his curst abode."
When suddenly the presence of the Lord it is possible and needful for us to
Was manifested to his joysal sight receive and comprehend in this finite In dazzling beauty, shrouded splendidlo: state of existence: where we cannot | For on his awful face no power create comprehend, let us adore.
Had ever gaz'd, insufferable blaze;
The mountain trembled at the aogast descent
Of the Unsearchable, who stood confest
of Tophet's burnings, who before he fell
Son of the morning star; he held his seat
Nigh to the Infinite, whose name he lov'd. AGAIN the Archfiend : “ What mean these | But, sad reverse! now see him, awful sight, sounding words,
A monument of wrath to Deity; This bigh bombast, this language of the skies, | Abandon'd, outcast from those thrones of bliss; These studied periods and high-flowing pames, Tremendous spectacle ! beyond the power These flow'ry metaphors ? thy shield, thy Of speech to paint or tell. The God ador'd strength,
By vocal companies who fill the heav'ns, I all despise that thou call'st good or great. Transcending all the thoughts of earth-born sons Thee ( contemn; and He whom thou call'st In their most lofty fight stand back, nor press God
Too near the Godhead : reason, keep thy place, Is nought to me, his kingdom I despise, And grant to revelation what thou want'st. With all his cherubiin and seraphim, And own no power superior to my own.
Behold yon gloomy, black, terrific imp, When war and battle, with gigantic strides, In skulking attitude he sbrinks away, Moved o'er these regions of celestial blue; Tbief-like, detected in his bold emprise. When I, the leader of the rebel tribes,
He menaces in anger, but the God Spread devastation 'mongst the sons of heav'n, Appears before him; lo! be starts, and quakes, Threat'ning to burl thy Master from his throne; Confounded in the presence of the I Am! Then did I shew my strength; and thank thy Oblig'd to stay, he bears the unwelcome voice stars
Interrogating what he said before. Thou wert not crash'd beneath this mighty arm, Wbich now is ready to inflict the woand, Hark! bow it thanders, lightnings play And lay thy honours grov’ling in the dust.
Dread on the ears of Lucifer it rung,
“What! thou foul spirit, wherefore bast Which shew'd the workings of bis darken'd thou come, mind.
From out thy dungeon, corst for evermore When Michael, seraph-like, with ardent fire By my almighty mandate ? hence depart Resumed the conflict thus with holy zeal. To yon wide cavern, echoing with the shrieks
or fallen angels, wbo my sway opposed. “What thou hast said bespeaks the worst of But hear thy doom, thou fiend of misery. miods,
Hear thy sad fortune, for thon know'st it not. Harden'd by sin, and deaf to all reproof. Thy bold impiety hath drawn the deeds Thy conduct 'gainst the God who rules on of thy destruction; thy undaunted front bigb,'
Hath pluck'd down vengeance on thy guilty head Shews 'lly rebellion in its blackest forms. Which shall accumulate, while my kingdom And hadst thou power, creation then might fear stands, Annihilation, or, wbat's worse by far,
When nature's fled away; sink to the depths A fate like thine, wbich cannot be revers’d. Of tby infernal torments, greater still But what avails this strife, this argoment? • In infinite progression,' till thou liest This dust is sacred ; touch it not, but fear Fast bound a captive in thy prison-hole. The wrath of Him who plung'd thee into night, Båt'mark my words, and know my sovereign With all the legions who thy standard join'd. will: The Lord rebuke thee, Satan ; 'tis his right, The heav'n-born soul that liv'd within that His high prerogative; I claim it not."
Which thy audacious hand would fain hare And quench'd in darkness ; bat Ibat cannot be, stole,
I am immortal ; I can never die.' Was a clear type of Zion's holy King, Unhappy, wretched, still I must exist, The promised Seed; who, in yon Paradise Still feel my misery : still yon hell endure; By me foretold, should bruise thy cursed head, Still be accursed ; 'may I not exclaim, And pour upon thee such a load of wo,
With Cain of old, first-born of woman kind, That through th' excruciating anguish felt, My punishment is more than I can bear ?" Thou'lt wish for death to end ihy loathsome Jife.'
No more be spoke, bat inwardly be seem'd
Tortur'd with anguish for his beinous crimes, “As Moses gaided Israel through the wastes | If ought of sorrow can be said to dwell or Sinai's desert, fraught with barning sands In minds infernal, harass'd with despair; And noxious reptiles ; so shall Jesse's Branch But then, e'en then, he wildly star'd around Be unto thein the bright and morning Star; With envious hatred on the heavenly hosts, Their great deliverer. David's Son shall reign / Who, gorgeously array'd in parest white. When earthly thrones are crumbled in the Heard silently his bold emphatic speecli.
dust; When monarchs, like fleeting sounds, are fled Again the God an answer deign'd to make To dark oblivion; He thy force shall crash, To Topbet’s monarch : “ I thy word bare Shall dispossess thee of thy power usarped. heard, He, in whose hands are placed the keys of hell, But still must say thy panishment is jast. With those of bades and yon sparkling I'll give thee strength to suffer all the pains hear'n,
Which I'll intlict with an ensparing hand. Shall ride on conquering, till bis foes shall fall I'll pour my wrath on thy devoted head, Beneath his footsiool, branded with the mark | Which shall convince thee of a power saof my displeasure. He, in whom I am well pleas'd,
Tbat governs righteously in all the earth, Shall build my church apon the rock, Himself, And brings from evil good, to praise his name.” Against whose base thy force in vaio shall dash With rage impetuous, threatening to devoar These words scarce utter'd, when the demon My saints redeem'd with Shilol's precious fiew, blood.
Swift as an antler by the bounds parsaed; Bat sach 't will be, that thou and all thy strength Or as the red deer o'er the Lapland snows Combin'd with that of mortals, shall not tear | Bounds with agility, and glides along, From this foundation one immortal soul To distant cottage, o'er the icy bills, Tbat puts its trust and confidence in Him, To greet bis kindred at the destin'd place; Whom Balaam in prophetic vision saw, Snusling the air, he bends his active limbs, When called by Balak to invoke his God And lightly scours across the lengthen'd vales, To poar down curses on my people's head. Spread with a carpet of luxuriant wbite. Bat that vile seer, when Jacob's tents be Rage, spite, and hatred rankling in his breast, view'd,
He roar'd tremendously, as tbrough the air Sought not enchantments, as at other times, He rash'd along, to gain his darksome hell, But, struck with admiration at the sight, To raminate in silence on his fate, Desir'd to die the death the righteous do, Fix'd by the Godhead, ne'r to be eras'd That his last end might be the same as theirs. Out of the mind of the Unchangeable. I'll bring thy gloomy empire to an end; Thy slaves and vassals I will liberate,
Now near the body lay a neighbouring dell Will break in sonder their detested chains, Antique in form; it seem'd a ballow'd spot, And Judah's lion gloriously shall ride Sacred to patare's God ; far off remote Upon the necks of thy ignoble crew.
From wand'ring shepherd in his evening walk, Weep for thyself, if thou remorse canst feel When trav’ling bomeward, piping to his flock For thy disloyalty to thy liege Lord.
In rustic harmony and dulcet sound; In tears of blood bemoan thy panishment, Shaded by lofty trees, whose branching boughs Which I'll prolong when time shall be no more, Thick spread with leaves; to Sol's most brilLong as eternity shall roll along.
Denied an entrance; silence reign'd around. “Now thou hast heard it; hence, depart, It seem'd for contemplation's self desigu’d, nor stop
When gravely sad, or melancholy sweet. In all the plain, but to thy torments haste, No tuneful chorister was heard to sing And think, when in the horrors of ihy den, His plaintive ditties for bis absent mate; This I deserve from my offended God.” Save Pbilomela, when fair Cynthia rose He ceased; when, summoning his courage up, O'er the blue bills stretch'd far along the east, The vile deceiver thus bis speech began. In awful grandear tow'ring to the skies.
Thither with care the bear'nly throng convey'd “Am I to be thus treated and contemn'd The patriarch’s body, smiling e'en in death, By Israel's Sovereign, stamp'd with infamy, Perfum'd with odours of celestial kind. Debarr'd from comfort, not one ray of light It they deposited beneath the shade, To cheer this dark benighted soul of mine, | Within the bowels of its parent earth, Where passion storms, and pride her sceptre To rest in peace, till from its lowly bed sways ?
| The archangel's trump shall raise the slamberSball I, once high enthroned in ambient light, ing clay Be doom'd to langaisha an eternity
To join its partner in the realms of day. In flames of sulphur and Jehovah's wrath!
W.J. PIKE. Belter by far my life should be extinct, 1 Mount-street, Manchester, 13th Feb, 1823.
| O'er the field of the wide world to scatter THE ANGEL OF PROPHECY, OR
good seed, MILLENNIAL VISION.
That trath and salvation may grow. “Thy fair Institution,« so noble and grand,
A star of Millennial day, “Sweet is the harp of Prophecy ; too sweet, The Elobim Tbree in love's cabinet plann'd, Not to be wrong'd by a mere mortal touch; That all may exult in the ray. Nor oan the wonders it records be sung To mieaner music, and not suffer loss.
“ The volume divide, is the river so clear, O scenes sarpassing fable, and yet true
Which flows from the mystical throne; Scenes of accomplish'd bliss ! which, who can | Its streams o’er earth's deserts shall roll far see,
and near, Though but in distant prospect, and not feel To millions in every zone. His soal refresh'd with foretaste of the joy ?"
| “And many swift heralds sball run to and fro,
To preach it in every tongue,
Till the green ocean isles in its radiance glow, When the curtain of night bad envelop'd the
And the waves roll the tidings along. world, And darkness succeeded to day;
“A light in the east, like the blashes of morn,
The varied missions dispense,
| And soon shall the mountain-top handful of
Encircled with oceans of gold,
Then Ganga shall roll on, untinged with blood, Whose band a bright record anroll'd.
Serene from liis Mansion of Snow;'t
No widow shall barn on the banks of his flood, A ruby zone circled ber delicate waist,
Or plunge in his billows below.
“ Yon emerald Islands that glow in the west, And a crucifix flam'd on her breast.
Where sorrowful Africans bleed;
With jubilee glad from oppression shall rest, More soft was her voice than Timoleon's lyre,
And beauty to ashes' succeed. And sweetly serene was ber look;
“ Already a lustre than Hesper more bright, I felt, as she smil'd, all my bosom on fire To read ber mysterious book.
| Shines over their legaliz’d ibrall,
A balm to their sorrows, a star in their night, “This book is a record prophetic,” she said,
A drop in their clalice of gall. “The science of sages divine, Who drank inspiration at Truth's fountain
"From beav'n's high palace shall flow a decree, bead,
The edict of mercy divine, Thien breath'd it in every line.
O African negro, the Lamb makes thee free!
Redemption's bright charter is thine ! “But now to decipher each mystical text, Know, mortal, I hither am sent ;
“Yon islands annumber'd that spot the blue The vail that for ages hath sages preplext,
deep, From the top to the bottoin I reut.'
Remote in the Pacific flood,
Shall bow at the footstool of mercy, and weep, The angel continued, and sweet was her speecb.) Made white in new-covenant blood.
I lisien'd with loly delight; “ 'Tis mine to unfold what no reason can teach, “ The valleys of palm, and the mountains of fir, However exalted and bright.
Shall glow in the day-star's mild rays:
The Souib-ocean savage no longer shall'err, "The vision was clos'd till the time of the Perplex'd in idolatry's maze.
end,' That mystical period is near;
“ A star in the north, a bright Pleiades star, What seers in propbetical story hare penn'd, Sball rival tbe light of the san; Develop'd shall shortly appear.
When oceans of ice polar avenues bar,
• To Greenland glad tidings shall run. “The seven-fold signet is taken away,
• Who rappeth the record may read ;' “O'er Libyan deserts, Numidian sands, “The signs of the times,' like the morning star's | The Cross shall in majesty shine,
In Hottentot regions and Caffra lands, The laiter-day glory' precede.
Shall blaze the Millennial siga.
"Thy country is chosen, O mortal !” she said, "Go now,” said the angel," the time is at band, "To second the council above,
The way of the Cross pioneer ; On this terrene planet salvation to spread, Salvation, salvation, shall visit each land, Till earth beams an Eden of love. ;
Then bail the Millennial year!”
"To thee, O fair Britain ! this palm is decreed Thou first of the nations below;
* Bible Society.
I said “ O bright Vision, how long shall it be,
THE CRUCIFIXION. She answered, “More wars thou in Europe On Calvary's mount the loud wailing is heard; shalt see,
In Golgotha's garden the grave is prepar'd; Jehovah the nations will plow.
“ I have finish'd the work wbich my Father
requir'd !” “ The Koran and mosque into ruins shall fall,
The Saviour exclaim’d,-bow'd his head,-and The Cross hoary Popedom subvert,
expired. Fierce warfare shall ravage Hispania and Gaul,
Perform'd is the promise in Paradise made, Ere Jesus the nations convert.
When our parents the price of their wicked
ness paid; . “Who prop the dim Crescent and tripple. That Messiah's just vengeance the tempter crown's Rome,
should feel, He'll break with a terrible stroke,
While the serpent recoiling should wound but A. Tekel' presages the Ottoman's doom,
bis heel A millstone' the Babylon yoke.
All nature revolts at the terrible sight; “ The populous empire of mighty Cathay, The son bides his beams in the darkness of He'll scourge wiih bis terrible rod,
pigbt; Their idols of copper, their temples of clay,
The veil of the temple is sever'd in twain, Shall suffer the vengeance of God.
And Jadah's sweet harp shall pe'er vibrate
again. “ All Europe shall gaze on his banner afar,
The victim no more on the altar shall bleed; And bow at Immanuel's feet;
The priest from bis daily oblation is freed; •He'll scatter the heroes who glory in war,
And the Urim and Thummin, the ephod and And trample them under his feet. « The scatter'd and peeld of Israel's race,
Shall vanish away as a tale that is told.
To Baal no more shall devotion be paid,
Proud Dagon ador'd, or the Persian obey'd; The valley of vision revive.
And the light of the star wbich at Bethlebem
arose “ The vine of Judea, long wither'd and dead,
Shall the deeds of iniquity fully disclose. Shall put forth its blossoms anew, * The Virgin of Zion' shall list op her head, From age onto age shall its brightness inAnd glory encircle her brow.
The radiance diffusing salvation and peace; " Her battlement high, blazing rubies adorn,
Till our Saviour shall come with his hearenly Her carbuncle portals shall glow, And sky-colour'd sappbires, serene as the
And in the full blaze of his glory 'tis lost.
N. R. Compose her foundations below. “ In cement of vermil each stone shall be laid,
Review.- Journal of a Second Voyage Her walls topaz, jasper, and gold;
for the Discovery of a North-West The spring of her beauty shall never more fade,
Passage from the Atlantic to the Her youthfulness never wax old.
Pacific, performed in the years 1821,
1822, 1823, in His Majesty's Ships “ The Lamb, in his love, o'er the nations shall Fury and Hecla, under the orders of
reign, Unrivall’d, eternal, alone;
Capt. Wm. Ed. Parry, R.N. F.R.S. The Gentiles, in fulness, shall blush in his
and Commander of the Expedition. train,
Illustrated by numerous Plates. PubAnd gaily encircle bis throne.
lished by authority of the Lords Com
missioners of the Admiralty. London. “ In paradisiacal beauty the earth
John Murray, Publisher to the AdSball bloom as in earliest youth,
miralty and Board of Longitude. “The morning stars sing' at the world's second 1824. pp. 571,
birth, Renew'd to Love, Order, and Truth.”
The intensity of interest excited by
any enterprise, seems to be, most Then vanish'd the Vision. I woke from my
commonly, proportioned to the difdream,
ficulty and danger attached to the And found that my fancy bad wove
undertaking. In the present instance A subject, that always has been my blest we find the prince and the mechanic,
theme, And shall to the end have my love.
the government and the people, all
equally anxious for information from Joshua Marsden. these expeditions of research and Shrewsbury.
curiosity. But if a north-west pas.
Review— North-West Passage.
370 sage were discovered, could the dis- | mile distant from us, in the opposite direction, covery be made subservient to any
but before the ship could be moved, by warps or
by any other means within our power, the tide useful purpose? Would it tend to
was observed to be setting her directly beimprove the navigation'to these seas? tween the island and the little yellow-looking This is a question to which, as yet, no rock, I have before mentioned, as lying on its decisive answer can be given; but eastern side. Seeing that every exertion of there is one thing certain, that the
ours was fruitless, to prevent her driving with
the tide, which was setting at about the rate of a attempt has contributed much to the mile and a half an hour, it became expedient to cultivation and improvement of pa- relinquish that attempt, and to endeavour to tural history. We have discovered keep the ship, as nearly as possible, in midcountries, animals, and natural ob cbannel. The anchors were kept ready to drop jects, to which we were previously
in an instant, should the ship drive into shoal
water; for bad we grounded, and the beavy strangers; and we have found out a
masses of ice continued to drive upon us, little race of human beings, with whose less than the total destruction of the ship was manners, customs, and habits of life, to be apprehended. The natural direction of all Europe had hitherto, beep unac
the stream, however, effected for us that which, quainted. Surely, then, it cannot be
hampered as we were, our own exertions must
bave failed in accomplisbing; the slip drove a matter of surprise, that all take an
through, at the distance of one hundred yards interest in, and even encourage, a from ibe rock, and about one bundred and forty pursuit which is calculated to open to from Passage Island, having no less than our view so many of the wonders of twelve fathoms; and soon after deepened the nature.
water to thirty-five and forty, and then to no The ships Fury and Hecla, with the
bottom with ninety."--p. 64, 65. Nautilus transport, sailed from the
| At page 170, Captain Parry gives Little Nore on the 8th April, 1821, at
an account of the Esquimaux method half-past three, A. M. when the voy
of hunting and catching seals. age of discovery may be said to have "Early on the morning of the 16th (Feb.) commenced. Captain Parry gives a
observing a party of Esquimaux equipped lively and pleasing description of the
with spears, passing near the ships, I joined
them, accompanied by Mr. Bushpau, and one different incidents which occurred
or two others. Having crossed the point of during the sailing of the ships, and the island, they walked over tbe ice to the appears to have neglected no oppor eastward, wbere we did not overtake them tunity of collecting, preserving, and
till they bad got above a mile and a quarter transmitting more serious and valu
from the shore. This party consisted of eight
persons, among whom we were glad to find able information. The Fury, how
Arnanulia, Okotook, Toolooah, Pootooalook, ever, had a very narrow, but provi his elder brother, and one or two others whom dential, escape from shipwreck; which, we knew. They had by this time, however, as it took place at the very commence
separated into two or ibree different parties,
stationed at the distance of half a mile from ment of the search, would have proved
each other, along the edge of the floe, beyond fatal to the objects of the voyage.
which, to the eastward, there was clear water Captain Lyon bad been examining as far as we could see for frost-smoke. Hurd's Channel, in one of the boats, “ The party we at first joined, were seated and the danger occurred immediately
on a high hummock of ice, with their spears in
their hands, looking out for seals. After we after his arrival on board the Fury,
had talked with them for a few minutes, Oko. from this examination. The account,
took suddenly started up, and set off along the perhaps, may prove interesting. edge of the ice, without giving us, or his own
“At eight P. M. having shoaled the water companions, the least warning. The latter from sixty to forty, and then to thirty-two fa seemed so much accustoined to this, that they thoms, and the weather still continuing very took no further notice than by immediately thick, I suspected that the tide was taking us following him, and we did the same ; the whole too close to Passage Island, which was the party walking at a very quick rate, and the nearest land when the fog came on. As the natives keeping their heads constantly turned water seemed tolerably clear for a few hun. towards the sca, to look out for seals. After dred yards, which was the extent of our view, being thus engaged for an hour and a half, we I ordered the slip to be got under sail, in judged, from ihe motions of the party at some order to be in greater readiness for acting as distance beyond us, that they had game in circumstances might require. The ice, how view. As we approached them, Ökotook ever, once more became so thick about us, evidently began to be apprehensive that we, that, with the light wind then blowing, it was who did not understand the matter, would found impracticable to force the ship through spoil their sport. To prevent this, he did the it. While we were thus employed, the fog inost civil ibing that could well have been suddenly cleared away, and we found ourselves devised, wbich was, to send bis coinpanions, within three-quarters of a mile off the east end one by one, to the spot, and to remain with ans of the island. A large space of open water bimself, keeping us at such a distance as to was at this time not more than a quarter of a I allow us to see their proceedings, without