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from the ship Franklin, when their on which the father quitted his hold boat upset. Mr. Edwards could not and sunk immediately. The son and swim, and his son kept him upon his the other man were soon after taken back for nearly half an hour, when be- up by a boat from the ship. Mr. Ed. ing quite exhausted, the son said, wards was an industrious, worthy “ Father we will both go down together."


Ye verdant hills, ye smiling fields,
Thou earth, whose breast spontaneous yields

To man a rich supply ;
Echo, whose mimick notes prolong
The melting straing and bear along
O'er distant glades and caves among,
The mountain shepherd's artless song

Lott swelling to the sky.
Attend the reapers' joyful lays,
And bear the tribute of their praise

To Nature's bounteous King:
Whose voice, loud sounding from the pole,
In thunder oft is heard to roll,
And oft has melted down the soul,
When marmuring along it stole

The zephyr's silken wing!
With bread, the heart of man to cheer,
See, bending low, the ripen'd ear

Bow its luxuriant head!
In vain, ye swains, had been your care,
Had not he caus'd the blight to spare
The promise of the summer fair,
And bade the son, the rain, the air,

Their gracious influence shed.
He bade the soft refreshing gale
Blow gently down the teeming vale,

Nor hurt the peeping grain :
Bat when the ear began to rise,
To him we rais'd our anxious eyes;
Oft from the cisterns of the skies
Me sent, in mercy, rich supplies,

Early and latter rain.
And now his hand hath crown'd our toil,
We joy, like those that share the spoil,

The harvest home to bear!
With shouts i he laughing pastures ring;
With grateful hearts, ye reapers, sing
The praise of Heav'n's eternal King,
Through whose paternal care ye bring

The produce of the year !



Morn her melting tints displaying

Ere the sluggard is awake; Ev'ning's zephyrs gently straying

O'er the surface of the lake ; Melting hues, and airy breezes,

All have powerful charms for me; But no earthly beauty pleases

When, my Lord, compar'd with thee! Soft and sweet are show'rs descending

On the parch's, expecting ground; Fragrance, from the fields ascendinge

Scatters health and joy around.
These, with ev'ry earthly blessing,

Loudly for thanksgiving call ;
Yet, one smile froin thee possessing.

Surely, far exceeds them all!
Sweet is sleep to tired nature;

Sweet to laboar is repose :
Sweet is life to ev'ry creature ;

Sweet the balm that hope bestows:
But though spring, and ev'ning's breezes,

Sleep, and hope, and life, to me
All are pleasant, nothing pleases,

Jesus! like a smile from thee ! Margate.


ON THE DEATH OF AN INFANT. “SWEET Babe ! She glanc'd into our world to see A sample of our misery; Then turn'd away her languid eye, To drop a tear or two and die,

Sweet Babe 1 She tasted of life's bitter cup, Refus'd to drink the potion up ; But turn'd her little head aside, Disgusted with the taste and cry'd,

Sweet Babe ! She listen'd for a while to hear, Our mortal griefs; then turn'd her ear To angel harps, and songs; and cried Tojoin their notes celestial, sigh'd and dy'd,

Sweet Babe ! Sweet Babe no more, but Seraph now; Before the throne behold her bow ! Her soul enlarg'd to angel size, Joias in the triumph of the skies ; Adores the grace that brought her there, Without a wish, without a care ; That wash'd her soul in Calv'ry's stream: That shorten'd life's distressing dream, Short pain, short grief, dear babe, was thine; Now joys eternal and divinc !"


THE SMILE OF JESUS. LOVELY is the face of nature

Deck'd with Spring's unfolding flow'rs While the sun shews every feature

Smiling through descending showers : Birds, with songs the time beguiling,

Chant their little notes with glee, Bat to see a Saviour smiling,

Is more soft, more sweet to me!



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R. on Isaiah Ixiji. 9. with annexed “Remarks from a M.S. by the late Dr. BELLAMY,” are approved, and on file for carly publication..

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The Review of the Life of Sir William Jones, also of “ A Scripture Catechism,” &c.came too late for insertion in this rumber.

The request of the gentlemen, who sent us " The Principles of Eloquence, &c.” shall be attended to in due season.

The researches of Philo, strengthen an important branch of evidence in favour of the divinity of the Holy Scriptures. He is entitled to our thanks for laboriously collecting and throwing into a form for general use, so much important information, which might otherwise have been confined to a few of the learned. With satisfaction we anticipate his future labours.

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DOCTOR MACLAINE was a na- which was peculiarly congenial to tive of Monaghan, a county of the his habits and pursuits, and to disprovince of Ulster, Ireland. His solve those strong ties, which father, a worthy dissenting minis- bound him to the circle of his ter, dying while he was young, friends, and especially to his flock, some relations sent him for edu- who viewed him as their teacher, cation to the university of Glas- their guardian, and their father. gow. Thence he repaired in In England, where he found a 1746, to the Hague, to be an as- cordial and hospitable reception, sistant to his uncle, Mr. Milling, he had no opportunity of fulfilling minister of the English church in those ministerial duties, in which that place, whom he succeeded in he took so much delight. He was his office. He married the daugh- anxious, however, to employ the ter of M. Chais, a distinguished knowledge, which he had derived minister of the French church, by from experienee, in admonishing whom he had four children, three the inhabitants of this kingdom of of whom, two sons and a daugh- their danger and their duty, and ter, are now living.

with this view he wrote, in 1797, The memory of this divine is a tract, entitled “ The solemn well entitled io the attention of voice of public events considered.” christians. He devoted near half But it was not by his writings a century to the discharge of the only, that he endeavoured to benfunctions of the christian ministry, efit his fellow creatures, but also and was always regarded as an or- by his example. He was distinnament and blessing to that part guished by the faithful discharge of Christ's flock, over which he of his duties, both to God and man. presided. During that long peri- As a parent, a master, a neighod, viz. from 1746 to 1796, he per- bour, and a friend, he stood emisevered steadily in the same uni- nently high. The cheerfulness form course, free from ambitious and assiduity, with which he freviews, contented with his lot, re- quented the courts of the Lord's vered and beloved by all around house, and the fervour and solemhim. But when the French rei- nity, with which he joir.ed in our olution had carried its ravages in- offices of devotion, as well as the to Holland, he found himself com- humility with which he, who was pelled to abandon a situation, so well qualified, and had been so Vol. I. No. 2.



long accustomed to instruct, took lence, pouring alms into the lap of his place on the bench of instruc- the indigent, oil into the wounds tion, were the subjects of general of the sick, and consolation into observation.

the bosoms of the afflicted. Brought up in the Presbyterian His scientifick attainments were form of ecclesiastical government, very considerable. His talents if he continued to give it a prefer- and dispositions rendered his socience, it was such as was exempt ety at once improving and engag. from the slightest tincture of big- ing. He was so courteous, affaotry. He was far from consider ble, and communicative, that no ing his own communion as infalli- one quitted his company, without ble, or from issuing a sentence of a desire to profit by it again. We condemnation on all others. This will not, however, dwell on these his enlightened mind and liberal perishable parts of his character, heart equally forbad. He sincere. In the words of Dr. Gardiner, we Jy deprecated all such attempts, as wish to exhibit him, as the venertending to commute a superficial able pastor, the humble and faithattachment to a form of godlines8 ful christian, going out of the for the inherent, substantial power world as a penitent reconciled to of it, and as calculated rather to ir- his God, and thus having hope in ritate and strengthen the cause of his death. Penetrated with a sense discord, than to promote that of ur of his imperfections, and confess. nion and peace. He was a sincere ing himself unworthy to appear friend to the Episcopal church, before the tribunal of justice, if he admired its services, espoused its approached with confidence the most essential doctrines, joined in throne of mercy, he did it leaning its communion, and associated on that cross, which is the strength with some of its highest and of our salvation. If he presented brightest ornaments.

to his sovereign Master the sacriDoctor Maclaine was conspicu- fice of a broken and contrile spirit, ous for his zeal in the various it was in reliance on the promises branches of his duty. He was of eternal TRUTH, that it would be deeply convinced of the truths of accepted. Conducted by hope, he our holy religion, and knew how to waited for his deliverance with defend them from the open and the tranquillity, and with profound re, insidious attacks of their enemies.* signation to the order of Provi. He laboured incessantly to dispel dence. If languor or pain of body the mists of prejudice and error, ever extorted from him any ar, to strengthen the upright, to com- ent desires, they were, that he fort the feebie minded, and to bring might depart and be with Christ. sinners to repentance. Inorder to In proportion as infallible symp. this he handled not the word of God toms announced the approach of deceitfully, or lukewarmly, bue by his dissolution, his soul, possessing manifestation of the truth commend- the peace of God, was fortified ed himself to every man's conscience against the terrors of death ; and 'in the sight of God. He was un- he more and more felt the efficawearied in every office of benevo- cy of that faith, which he had so

earnestly inculcated on others. When Dr. Maclaine was simnated at the When satisfied that the awful Hague, he supniied the foreign department in the Monthly Review; but at length he gave

summons was issued, set thine up all conne tion with that publicatior, s he house in order, for thou shall surely Limself professed, cu aceline of its Socinian

Christian Observer. die; he received it by saying, “ You

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remember Socrates, the wisest tion of his fellow creatures groanand best of heathens, in this state, ed ; and regretted bitterly the disa could only express a hope mingled orders, the feuds, and insurrecwith anxiety and doubt. But bless- tions, which had disgraced his naed be God, though a grievous sin- tive country. Far from envying ner, in retiring to that bed from them who were to sojourn in this which I shall rise no more, I know world long after him, he considerwhom I have believed. Death cana ed it as a subject of gratitude to not separate me from the love of God, that he would take him to Christ ; in him 10 die is gain." himself in times like the present; Nothing but the most solid and tinies, which, on a general view of intimate conviction could produce things, he frequently and emphatthe energy and warmth with ically pronounced to be awful and which these words were uttered. tremendous. On his last bed he afforded a no- Hence a general reformation of ble example of the christian's tri- manners, and the deliverance of umph. The divine goodness was his country from the dangers, eminently displayed toward him which she had 100 justly incurred, in exempting him from acute 'formed a part of his prayers. pains, and in preserving his intel- Most fervently also did he implore lectual powers. Of these blessings the blessings of heaven on his rehe entertained the most lively and · lations and friends. Ejaculations grateful sense. He profited by of this kind, and of thankfulness them chiefly by being engaged in for the attentions he received in heavenly meditations on the nature his helpless state, were constantly of the change which he was about issuing from his lips. But it was to undergo, the kind of society to divine goodness, that his heart which he was to join, the manifes. overflowed with gratitude, which tations which would be made to was unspeakable, and which tears him of the works and ways of only could express. Christ Jesus, Providence in nature and grace, salvation, and eternal life were evand the scenes of glory and felici- er in his thoughts. The glory of tę which would open to his aston- the future world was constantly in ished view. To the discourses of his view. others on these subjects he listen- The doctrine of the sleep of the ed with animation and delight, soul till the general resurrection and dilated on them bimself with he had maturely and thoroughly peculiar earnestness and solemni- investigated. The result of his iy. But though he thus rejoiced studies obliged bim to declare it on descrying the promised land no less uncomfortable, than unphi. which he was so soon to possess; losophical and unscriptural. And he could not look back to the wil- now one of his sweetest reflecderness, through which he had tions was, that his understanding passed, with indifference, or within the vigour of health, obliged unconcern for the welfare of his him to adopt this decision. He brother pilgrims. He bewailed derived a high picasure from the most pathetically the effects of conviction, chat instantly on leay. those sins, which had evidently ing the body the righteous will enbrought down divine judgments on ter on a state of happiness perfect the earth. He shuddered at the in its kind, though not in that deignominious bondage and perse gree which they will experience cution, under which so great a porc at the final consummation.

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