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ever for peace. She practised | their powers - and influence to kindness, hospitality, and equi- promote the cause of vice and ty, while she looked well to the irreligion. Others, who seem ways of her household. Indeed, to have no ability to be useful in I may say without exaggeration, society, but may be considered her example shone with singu- as a burden and a puisance, are lar lustre.

continued in the land of the livYou have lost her good coun- ing to an unusual age. At the sel. She was capable of advis- same time, many, who appear ing in your domestic concerns, singularly promising, being furand as to your general deport- nished with strength and brilment ; but, especially, in the liancy of mind, improved by cdthings of religion. She was an ucation, and enriched by grace, excellent counsellor in spiritual are cut down in the midst, if darkness and trouble.

not in the morning of life.You have, furthermore, lost Your departed friend was in a her prayers. Such was her re- situation, and had a heart to do ligious life, and such her sense much good. She has been reof the importance of piety, and moved in the midst of life, while such her concern for the future you see others, who are a great welfare of her children, that we injury to the community, spared. may presume you was daily re- Why it is so, perhaps we can membererl in her addresses at only say with Christ, Even so the throne of grace. Perhaps Father, for so it hath seemed good it is in answer to the prayers of in thy sighi..., faith that the richest blessings I trust you do not need to be are bestowed upon the children taught how to improve the death of pious parents. The prayer of your friend. But, notwithof the righteous man availeth standing, suffer me to observe much. All these losses you that the apostie's words furnish have sustained in the death of us with cautions under the your mother. No wonder you frowns of providence, which are are sorrowful under the bereave well deserving our ment. But remember that God heed ; My Son, desfiise not thou hath taken away, only 'what be the chastening of th: Lord, nor gave. He had the best right to faint when thou art rebuked of him. the blessing. Then be still and We are in danger of erring in know that the Lord is God. one of these two extremes ; a

Your parent is taken from you medium is.cheerful submission in the midst of life. According to the will of heaven ; and this to the course of nature she might is both our duty and happiness. have lived to have been an ac- Every such calamity as that tive instrument of good to her you have been calied to experifriends and society for many ence, should increase your huyears. And here is one of the mility, your dependence upon mysteries of divine providence. God, your prayerfulness, your The wicked often live, become alienation from the world and ok!, yea are mighty in power. heavenly mindedness. This We sometimes see the ilést providence should improve eviof men living to a great age, ry grace and stimulate to a though they seem to exert all VOL. VI. NO, 10.

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prepare for his son Jesus, a Lour honored father, who is body curiously wrought in the now descending the hill of life, lower parts of the earth ? Did you will not forget in his discon- Joseph, at the command of his solate state. He has felt the father, go to seek his brethren bereavement more sensibly than and- enquire for their welfare ? his chikiren. He has commit- and did not Christ at his Father's ied to the dust the wise of his command, come into the world youth, the desire of his eyes, to seek and save his brethren of the friend of his bosom. In his the human race, and his kindred other afilictious he hari one to according to the flesh ? Did the sorrow with him and help bear reproofs of Joseph procure the his burdens; but now he is a- hatred of his brethren ? and did lone. You are planted nigh by not Christ's brethren, the world, his dwelling ; visit him often, hate him because he testified of and show yourself an affectionate it, that the deeds thereof were child. That the dealings of di- evil? Did the brethren of Joseph vine providence, both merciful conspire against him and sell and afilictive, may subserve your him to strangers ? and did not best good is the sincere desire the Jews conspire against Christ of yours aficctionately,

and deliver him to the Gentiles? T. S. Was Joseph faithful to his

master? and did not God's servant, Christ, deal prudently?

Was Joseph, for his fidelity and Explanction of Scriptural Types. zeal for his master's honor, ma

liciously accused and injuriously No. XII.

cast into prison ? and was nos

Christ, for his zealous support JOSEPII a Type of CHRIST.

of his Father's law and honor, N all biography perhaps, we enviously apprehended and un

do not find a character more righteously condemned ? Was pure and amiable, nor a life Joseph meek and patient under more replete with interesting the injuries and abuses which scenes and events, than that of he received ? and was Christ Joseph. Adorned in his person led as a lamb to the slaughter? with the most amiable virtues, did he cry, or lift up, or cause he was a dutiful son, an affic- his voice to be heard in the tionate brother, a faithful ser- streets? when he was reviled, vant, a meck and patient suffer. did he revile again? Was Joer, a wise and excellent prince, seph for interpreting the dreams and a universal benefactor. If of Pharaoh, called Zaphnathwe consider him as a type of paaneah, a revealer of secrets ? Christ, how great the resem- and did not Christ, the only beblance? Was Joseph the fa gotten of the Father, reveal the vorite son of his father Jacob? counsels and designs of his and is not Christ the beloved son grace ? Did Joseph speak roughof his father, in whom his soul ly to his brethren, and then redelighteth? Did Jacob make for veal himself to them in the enhis son Joseph a coat of many Idearing affection of a brother?

and doth not Christ often hide , ed him at his own right hand himself from his people and on the throne of majesty in the afflict their souls with pain, to heavens, gave him power over humble and prove them, that all things in heaven and earth, he may speak comfortably to authorities, principalities and them and do them good in their powers being made subject to latter end ?--However Joseph him, and the work is gone forth might typify Christ in these in that to him every knee shall ferior respects, yet are we not bow, and every tongue confess to consider him, principaily, as to the glory of God the Father : a type of Christ,

and now, enthroned in majesty 1. In his advancement from and light, he reigns before all deep humiliation and distress, to his ancients gloriously, great dignity and power? When

2. As a great benefactor and Joseph had been taught humili- Saviour ? ty and obedience by the things Joseph in his provident care which he suffered, and the time willed his granaries with the coria of his deliverance was 'come, the of Egypt, from which he supking sent and loosed him, and plied the Egyptians and his fathose feet which had been hurt ther's house through the samine with fetters, ascended the chariot that consumed the land, saved of state, he was constituted go- much people alive, and became vernor over all the land of Egypt, the common benefactor and to bind princes at his pleasure, saviour of the land of Egypt. and it was proclaimed before in this how eminently did he him, bow the knee, as a token of typify Jesus Christ, who meruniversal homage, subjection cifully interposed in favor of and obedience. What a sud- sinful man, and became the den and surprising transition ? gracious deliverer and common What a wonderful and honora- Saviour of a perishing word ? ble exaltation? What an im- Joseph supplied the wants of the pressive representation of the distressed from his store houses deep humiliation and abase and granaries, with the corn of ment, and the infinite and glori. Egypt; but Christ relieves the ous exaltation of Christ Jesus, distresses of perishing souls who took upon him the form of from the inexhaustible treasures a servant, who gave his back to of his wisdom and grace, with the smiters, and his cheeks to the true bread which cometh them that plucked off the hair, down from heaven. Did Joseph and hid not his face from shame regard the cries of the distressed, and spitting, whose hands and and grant them relief? and feet were hurt with iron on the doth not Christ, more mercisul cross, on which he expired than Joseph, not only receive amidst the hisses and reproach- all who come to him, rejecting es of the surrounding muititude, none ; but also, in the 1:elting in agony and groans. But God accents of compassion, invite loosed the bands of death, and the wretched, Come unto me all exalted him from this abyss of ye that labor and are heavy laignominy and shame above all den, and I will give you rest? principality and power, and Can any resist the address, Ho, every name that is named, seat.I every one that thirsteth, come

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prompt and faithful discharge of colors ? and did not the Father Every duty.

prepare for his son Jesus, a Your licnored father, who is body curiously wrought in the now descending the hill of life, lower parts of the earth ? Did you will not forget in his discon- Joseph, at the command of his solate state. He has felt the father, go to seek his brethren bereavement more sensibly than and-enquire for their welfare? his children. He has commit- and did not Christ at his Father's led to the dust the wise of his command, come into the world youth, the desire of his eyes, to seek and save his brethren of the friend of his bosom. In his the human race, and his kindred other aftictions he hari one to according to the flesh ? Did the sorrow with him and help bear reproofs of Joseph procure the his burdens ; but now he is a hatred of his brethren ? and did lone. You are planted nigh by not Christ's brethren, the world, his dwelling ; visit him osten, hate him because he testified of and slow yourself an affectionate it, at the deeds thereof were child. That the dealings of di- evil ? Did the brethren of Joseph vine providence, both mercisul conspire against him and sell and afflictive, may subserve your him to strangers ? and did not best gooil is the sincere desire the Jews conspire against Christ of yours affectionately,

and deliver him to the Gentiles? T. S. Was Joseph faithful to his

master ? and did not God's servant, Christ, deal prudently?

Was Joseph, for his fidelity and Explanation of Scriptural Types. zeal for his master's honor, ma

liciously accused and injuriously No. XII.

cast into prison ? and was not

Christ, for his zealous support JOSEPI a Type of CHRIST.

of his Father's law and honor, N all biography perhaps, we enviously apprehended and unpure and amiable, nor a life Joseph meck and patient under more replete with interesting the injuries and abuses which scenes and events, than that of he received ? and was Christ Joseph. Adorned in his person led as a lamb to the slaughter? with the most amiable virtues, did he cry, or lift up, or cause he was a dutiful son, an affic- his voice to be heard in the tionate brother, a faithful ser streets ? when he was reviled, vant, a meck and patient suffer- did he revile again? Was Joer, a wise and excellent prince, seph for interpreting the dreams and a universal benefactor. If of Pharaoh, called Zaphnathwe consider him as a type of paaneah, a revealer of secrets ? Christ, how great the resem- and did not Christ, the only bebaice? Was Joseph the fa gotten of the Father, reveal the vorite son of his father Jacob ? | counsels and designs of his and is not Christ the beloved son grace ? Did Joseph speak roughof his father, in whom his soul ly to his brethren, and then redelighteth? Did Jacob make for veal himself to them in the enhis son Joseph a coat of many Idearing affection of a brother?

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and doth not Christ often hide , ed him at his own right hand himself from his people and on the throne of majesty in the afflict their souls with pain, to heavens, gave him power over humble and prove them, that all things in heaven and earth, he may speak comfortably to authorities, principalities and them and do them good in their powers being made subject to latter end ?--However Joseph him, and the word is gone forth might typify Christ in these in- that to him every knee shall ferior respects, yet are we not bow, and every tongue confess to consider him, principally, as to the glory of God the Father : a type of Christ,

and now, enthroned in majesty 1. In his advancement from and light, he reigns before all deep humiliation and distress, to his ancients gloriously. great dignity and power? When

2. As a great benefactor and Joseph had been taught humili- Saviour ? ty and obedience by the things Joseph in his provident care which he suffered, and the time filled his granaries with the corn of his deliverance was come, the of Egypt, from which he supking sent and loosed him, and plied the Egyptians and his fathose feet which had been hurt ther's house through the famine with fetters, ascended the chariot that consumed the land, saved of state, he was constituted go-much people alive, and became vernor over all the land of Egypt, the

benefactor and to bind princes at his pleasure, saviour of the land of Egypt.' and it was proclaimed before in this how eminently did he him, bow the knee, as a token of typisy Jesus Christ, who meruniversal homage, subjection cifully interposed in favor of and obedience. What a sud- sinful man, and became the den and surprising transition?gracious deliverer and common What a wonderful and honora- Saviour of a perishing word ? ble exaltation? What an im- Joseph supplied the wants of the pressive representation of the distressed from his store houses deep humiliation and abase and granaries, with the corn of ment, and the infinite and glori- Egypt; but Christ relieves the ous exaltation of Christ Jesus, distresses of perishing souls who took upon him the form of from the inexhaustible treasures a servant, who gave his back 10 of his wisdom and grace, with the smiters, and his cheeks to the true bread which cometh them that plucked off the hair, down from heaven. Did Joseph and hid not his face from shame regard the cries of the distressed, and spitting, whose hands and and grant them relief? and feet were hurt with iron on the doth not Christ, more merciful cross, on

which he expired than Joseph, not only receive amidst the hisses and reproach- all who come to him, rejectins; es of the surrounding multitude, none ; but also, in the i:eting in agony and groans. But God accents of compassion, invite loosed the bands of death, and the wretched, Come unto me all exalted him from this abyss of ye that labor and are heavy laignominy and shame above all den, and I will give you rest? principality and power, and Can any resist the address, Ho, every name that is named, seat- every one that thirsteth, come

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