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On the Changes effected by Time.
All nature's works are food for Time,
Earth, ocean, air, even worlds sublime,

He shall at length consume ;-
The brightest gems shall melt away,
As flowers that hasten to decay

And lose their vernal bloom.
Nor long shall ought on earth remain,
Nor long their present forms retain,

All things are stationless ;-
On finty rocks

and mountains rude,
On sweet society and solitude,

Tiine shall his age impress.
Rivers shall dry and flow no more,
The mighty sea desert its shore,

The tempest's voice be still ;-
Mountains shall sink and disappear,
Their frowning cliffs with awe and fear

Nor long the soul shall fill !
Yet what are these? The azure sky,
Far spread in blue iminensity

Whose beauty poets praise ;
The spangled canopy of heaven
By Time's controul to ruin given,

With its own fires shall blaze !
Death's frozen grasp no power can fly,
It is the law,-not pain—to die,

Which all things must obey-
By this decree the just and brave-
All shall be mingled in the grave,

And worlds shall waste away!

Alnwick.

R. B.

GENOA.

(From the Morning Chronicle.)
Genoa “ the proud,” thy pride is humbled now,
And the scathed wreath drops withering from thy brow;
The merchant brow, that once bid Monarchs wait
In trembling expectation at thy gate,
Must smooth its burning frown beneath the rod,
That lifted waits a petty tyrant's nod;
Smile when he smiles, and bless the auspicious hour,
Which gave those walls to his protecting power ;
Content to live and eat-'tis all a slave
May have'tis all a slave deserves to have.
No fond remembrance of thy glories past,
Can make despair forget they are the last,
Or deck the dim horizon of thy sky,
With one faint gleam of dawning liberty.
Think not a Doria's heart will swell to save
This land from death, more awful than the grave;
Or that the chains, which faithless Monarchs made
For the lost captives whom their arts betrayed,
Will shiver, when thy unavailing grief,
Instead of striking, prays of heaven relief.
Thee, too, those chains become, for thou hast been
From infancy to dotage, ever seen

Poetry.-Hymn for Easter.

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A tyrant or a slave ;-the one to those,
Thy friends in bondage, and thy fallen foes,
Yet crouching to the many-headed thing,
Child of thy loins, which, gathering strength to sting
Its parent from the blood which gave it birth,
Trod on thy neck and pressed thee to the earth.
On that ill-fated, well-remembered day,
When British thunder rolled along thy bay,
Pledged was a nation's faith, a soldier's word,
'Twas Freedom's sacred cause called forth the sword ;-
Oh! let thy curses fall on those who deem
Freedom a plaything, honour but a dream;
A people's groans meet music for the ear
Of kings; and love more dangerous than fear;
Those panders to their master's vicious mood,
E’en like a vampire's, when it thirsts for blood;
But think not he was faithless, or that we
E’er aim a willing blow at Liberty ;-
Would that the hour were come, as come it must,
When Europe's sons, now trampled in the dust,
Impatient of the chains, which cannot bind
Their still increasing energy of mind,
Shall, with one mighty effort, raise on high
Their front, in renovated majesty ;
Blushing to think what slaves they were before,
And swear, and feol, they will be such no more ;
-Thou, sea-girt daughter of fair Italy,

Wilt, with the rest, then perish or be free!
Genoa, Sept. 1822.

F.

HYMN FOR EASTER.

I.
Lift your loud voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die,
Vain were the terrors that gather'd around him,

And short the dominion of death and the grave;
He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound him,

Resplendent in glory, to live and to save.
Loud was the chorus of angels on high,
“ The Saviour hath risen, and man shall not die.”

II.
Glory to God, in full anthems of joy;
The being he gave us, death cannot destroy.
Sad were the life we must part with to-morrow,

If tears were our birth-right, and death were our end;
But Jesus hath cheer'd the dark valley of sorrow,

And bade us, immortal, to heaven ascend-
Lift then your voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die.

• The above is extracted from the Christian Disciple, No. 1. Vol. I. p. 38. Some of the readers of the Monthly Repository may be acquainted with an animated air and chorus in the collection of Sacred Melodies,” (of which Moore and Sir J. Stevenson are Editors,) adapted to a triumphant song on the overthrow of the Egyptians :

“ Sound the loud timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sca,

Jehovah hath triumphed, his people are free.” The above lines, to the same lune, are more suitable to Christian worship, and particularly adapted to Easter Day.

VOL. XVIII.

3Q

EPITAPH. .

The mortal remains of

PATIENCE HOPE,
Who lived and died an illustration of

Her expressive name,
Are deposited in this

Unconsecrated ground.
Hence Superstition ! hence thy train,

Of clouded minds and gloomy birth,
Revolving her eventual doom,

Who rests in this unhallowed earth!
For she was wise,-in speech, in act,

She glowed with mental energy ;
For she was good,-her moral course

From stain or imputation free.
And by religion's sacred flame,

Her heart was kindled to rejoice
In her Creator, whom she sought,

As conscious of his cheering voice.
And where the pious, good and wise

Repose, where'er that spot is found,
Without a priestly sanction, there

Be sure thou tread’st on holy ground.

BREVIS.

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DOMESTIC.

ed in English, and the Rev. Mr. Jones,

of Denbigh, in Welsh, from Psa. cxxxis. Presbyterian Academy, Carmarthen.

7-9, and Ezek. svi. 19, 20. This mornThe 'Triennial Visitation of this Aca- ing, the Triennial Examination of the demy was held in the beginning of July. Students took place before the Rev. Dr. The Visitors appointed by the Presbyte. Rees, the Rev. Mr. Aspland, &c. &c. &c. rian Board were the Rev. Dr. Rees (the (which is to continue this day and to Secretary), the Rev. R. Aspland, and morrow), and we have reason to expect James Esdaile, Esq. (the Treasurer). The that, from the strict attention paid by following Report is from the Carmarthen the Students of the College to their stuJournal of Friday, July 4 :

dies, the Deputation from the Board will “ On Wednesday and Thursday, the be highly gratified with the great imAnnual Meetiug connected with the Pres. provement they have made since their byterian College in this town, was held last visit." at Lammas-Street Chapel, on Wednesday At the close of the Examination on evening. The Meeting commenced by Saturday, both Dr. Rees and Mr. Aspland singing and prayer, by the Rev. W. H. addressed the Students at some length, Lewis, of Glastonbury, and the Rev. Mr. expressing, upon the whole, much satisBulmer, of Haverfordwest, and the Rev. faction in the progress of their studies. Mr. Williams, of Llanwrtyd, preached There are twelve Students upon the from 1 Kings xix. 19-21, and i Cor. ii. Foundation. The Tutors are the Rev. 2 ; the former in English, and the latter Mr. Peter, and the Rev. D. Jones. On in Welsh. On Thursday morning, at 7, the following Sunday Dr. Rees preached the Rev. Mr. Davies, Cardigan, prayed; for Mr. Peter in the morning, (Mr. Aspand the Rev. Messrs. Griffiths, Alltwen, land conducting the devotional service,) and James, of Cardiff, preached from and in the evening Mr. Aspland preached Luke x. 2, and Psalm cxix. 114 ; both at the Unitarian Chapel for Mr. Evans. in Welsh. At ten o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Davis, of Evesham, prayed; and the Rev. A. Rees, LL.D., [D. D.) from London, Quarterly Meeting of Presbyterian and the Rev, Mr. Jones, of Llannwchllyn,

Ministers. preached from John xv. 17, and Psalm On the 23rd of July a Quarterly Meeta cxvi. 12–14; the former in English, and ing of Ministers of the Presbyterian dethe latter in Welsh. At three o'clock, nomination was holden at Llwyn-rhyd. the Rev. Mr. Aspland, of London, prcach- owen, Cardiganshire. On the afternoon

Intelligence.-Annual Meeting of the Presbyterian Synod of Munster. 483

of the preceding day, the Rev. Thomas next Quarterly Meeting of the Unitarian
Griffiths, of Cribin, conducted the devo- Ministers is to be held at Blaengwrach,
tional part of the service ; the Rev. Glamorganshire, the Rev. John Davics,
Evan Lewis, of Kilgwyn, preached from of Capel-y-Groes, to preach.
Heb. xii. l; and the Rev. Timothy Davis,
of Evesham, from Phil. iii. 8, 9. On the

Unitarian Chapel, Edinburgh.
23rd, the service commenced at 10 o'clock
in the morning. The Rev. E. Lewis This building is nearly coinpleted. It
prayed ; and the Rev. John Jeremy, of is to be opened on Sunday, Sept. 14.
Caeronen, preached from John vii. 46; The Rev. W. J. Fox, of London, is to
the Rev. David Jones, Tutor of the preach on the occasion, morning and
Carmarthen College, from Matt. xii. 50; evening.
and the Rev. Timothy Davis, of Eves-
ham, from 1 Tim. vi. 12. The meeting. Unitarian Congregation, Ilminster,
house was crowded, and some hundreds

Somerset. were out of doors, so that the preachers were obliged to stand on one of the win We are requested to state that this dow seats, in order to be heard by those congregation will be vacant after the 28th within and without. As a proof of the of September, by the resignation of the Welsh desire to hear sermons, it may be Rev. T. Bowen. observed, that the three preachers were heard with great attention, and though

LITERARY. very heavy showers of rain fell during the service, those that were without stood

Mr. FRANCIS KNOWLES, of Park Lane, their ground unmoved. A little after Ashton, near Wigan, proposes to publish one o'clock the services were over, and by subscription, in Numbers, (probably those who came from a distance partook, 16, to form an 8vo. volume,) once a fortin the meeting-house, of some refresh- night, price 6d., The Test of Truth ; or, ment provided for them by the congre

the United Evidence of the Sacred Scripgation; and the ministers, fourteen in tures respecting the True Object of Renumber, dined at the inn adjoining. In ligious Worship, and the Condition of less than an hour they met again in the Acceptance ; in the Language of the meeting-house to hold an open confer. Scriptures; ivcluding the Evidence of the ence. The question discussed was “the Scriptures on the Person, &c. of Jesus Origin, Design and Abolition of Sacri- Christ. fices." The meeting was crowded till five o'clock in the evening, when the con. The continuation of Mr. Booth's Anaference closed by a prayer from the Rev. lytical Dictionary of the English Language D. Davis, who had been nearly fifty years is now in the press, and the several parts minister of the congregation, and all de- will be published, successively, at short parted seemingly highly gratified with intervals. The printing of the Second what they had seen and heard,

Part was necessarily delayed for the pur-
August 12, 1823.

pose of calculating, with some degree of
probability, the number of copies that

would be required. Unitarian Society in South Wales.

The Berwick New and Improved Ge-
The Annual Meeting of the Unitarian neral Gazetteer, or Compendious Geo-
Society in South Wales was held at Capel. graphical Dictionary, containing a De-
y-groes, Cardigansbire, on the 26th of scription of the various Countries, King,
last Jude, at which the Rev. J. James, of doms, States, Cities, Towns, &c. &c., of
Gelli-Onnen, preached. The Rev. John the known World, brought down to the
Jones, of Bridgend, and the Rev. Thomas
Davies, of Coed-y-Cymmar, preached on

present period, accompanied with twenty the preceding afternoon at Ystrad, a rities, in three handsome volumes, 8vo.

six elegant maps, from the latest authoplace connected with Capel-y-Groes. On is just published, price 21. 28. or in 16 the 26th, after service at Capel-y-Groes, parts, price 2s. 6d. each. the question, " Whether Christ's Judging the World be a proof of his proper Deity,” was discussed, and after that the

MISCELLANEOUS. business of the Society was transacted. Its next meeting was appointed to be held

Presbyterian Synod of Munster. at Aberdâr, Glamorganshire, and the Rev. On Wednesday, the 2d instant, the John Thomas, of Pant-y-defaid, Cardi- Synod of Munster held its Annual Meetganshire, to preach on the occasion. The ing at Bandon. The business of the day

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was preceded by divine service, which The “ National" (as it is strangels was introduced by the Rev. Joseph Hut. called) “ Society for Education" hare ton, one of the ministers of Eustace obtained the King's Letter to the ArchStreet, Dublin, and a sermon suitable to bishop of Canterbury, authorizing a colthe occasion, was preached by the Rev. lection throughout England and Wales James Armstrong, one of the ministers in behalf of their funds. The letter has of Strand Street, Dublin, from these been read in the churches, and application words :-“ I exhort you that you should made in consequence from house to house earnestly contend for the faith which was throughout the parishes. The measure once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 3. is too sectarian to be fully successful. After which, the Rev. William J. Hort, What Dissenter can consistently contriof Cork, was elected Moderator for the bute to a system of education which, ensuing year, and the ministers and elders though falsely called National, excludes proceeded to give a detailed account of the children of Dissenters, a very large the state of their respective congrega. part of the population? On a noté being tions,

sent by the churchwardens to the present The Synod, together with a number of writer, he returned his compliments with the members of the Cork and Bandon an answer, that he subscribed only to congregation, dined together at Williams's “ Schools for all." Inn. In the course of the evening much social enjoyment, mingled with enlarged The injudicious prosecution of Mr. Christian feeling and liberality of senti- John Ambrose IVilliams, editor of the ment was evinced.

Durham Chronicle, for an alleged libel The following were among the toasts on the Durham clergy, has at last been given from the chair :

adjourned sine die.Monthly Mag. “ The King."

“ The Duke of York and the Royal Evidence of an Unbeliever rejected.Family."

On a late occasion, when an information « The Lord Lieutenant and prosperity was laid before the magistrates at Bow to Ireland."

Street against a bookseller for literary “ The Presbyterian Church of Ire- piracy, Wm. Dugdale, formerly known land."

as the “ Radical Quaker," appeared as a “ Our Brethren of the Established witness in support of the information, Church."

when the following examination took “ Our Fellow-Christians of every De- place : nomination."

“ Mr. COOPER (the Counsel for the “ May all our fellow-subjects, how Defendant) begged to put a few questions much soever they may differ in their sen to this witness, previous to his being timents and modes of worship, find at sworn; and he did so as follows:--As length,' How good and pleasant a thing you are about to be sworn on the holy it is to dwell together in unity and Evangelists, I wish to ask whether you love.'

believe in them?-Witness hesitated, and “ Religious zeal, without sectarian bi. at last said, he did not think it a fair gotry."

question. The Magistrate decided that «O'The Archbishop of Cashel. May it was a very proper one; and the wit. his truly Christian principles be univer ness said, if it was put again, he would sally adopted."

endeavour to answer it.- Mr. COOPER. “ Civil Liberty without popular licen- Do you believe in the revelation promultiousness."

gated in the Evaogelists ?-Certainly not “ The 12th of August ; the birth-day –altogether.—Mr. Cooper. Do you beof our beloved and patriotic Sovereign ; lieve, by your having kissed that book, the day also memorable for his arrival you incur a greater punishment for speakamong his people of Ireland.”

ing falsely, than you otherwise would “ Civil and Religious Liberty, declared have done? Witness. I should have no by His Majesty to be the birth-right of fear of any punishment but such as the his people."

law provides for perjury. My kissing The next meeting was appointed to be that book would not ivfluence me in held in Dublin, the first Wednesday in either way, as to whether I should speak July, 1824.

truly falsely; but I will speak the [Cork Southern Reporter.] truth for my character's sake.—Mr.

Cooper submitted that the evidence of * See his Grace's reply to the address this witness could not be received after of the Presbyterians of Cork, [Mon. the declaration he had made; and the Repos. XVIII. 228.]

Magistrate coinciding, Mr. CLARKE (At. torney for the Prosecution) said he did

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