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ON THE RESTORATION..

“ M ESSIAH's reign on earth! O hallow'd times

Of mercy, concord, equity, and peace,
Make hafte to shine, your joyous circles run!
A golden age, arise may lapsed men,
To fall no more, behold, and glory fee,
Which men nor angels Thall again deface!
All hail! O glorious day, when we thall see
The wise in brightness rivalling the sky,
Whose radiance endless all the itars excels,
Their joys shall share, and join their acclamations;
In ev'ry pow'r renew'd, and rising thought
Find heav'n within, with resurrection's eye,
Unconquer'd see, exulting, Jesus rais'd,
To height advanc'd of glory, far above
Dominion, principalities, and pow'rs,
This broken, dying state of things to heal,
And to his empire valt regain a WORLD.
'Jerufalemn the New what beauties deck! .
From martyrs' lips flow rich exalted Itrains,
And tongues expressive inost, in worlds of light,
The pureit, first, in force and energy.
Apostles chuse the lofty theme w reach,
What coining glories yet to be reveal’d,
Unfolded now in all their lustre shine-
E'en there ineffable the boundless grace.

Give us your voice, ye mighty seraphiin,'
If speech ye hase, or heard in highert heaven
In power or found that equals Jelu's love,

From all the saints, aflembly of the blest,
Of ev'ry land the spacious world around
Full and symphonious fongs of praise ascend.
How far be ow are we your lofty spheres,
O high intelligences, prime of saints!.
By an ethereal ray`s attraction touch’d,
A new day-star arise fome long to see.
The blefled day fome from afar beheld.
The dawn one age,--another the effulgence
Of our redeemer's reign in grace and glory.

The prophet's solemn voice (with eagle eye
Through ages darting into future times)
Did long before foretell the clear event.
An earth renew'd, and freed from curse and woe,
E'er long cominence a second purer world,
In perfect love where friends shall meet again,
And beauty cloth’d--no speck nor atom found,
Our nature here which stain'd, nor marks remain,
Refin'd, when the reanimated body
Its mortal dress shall in the dust have left,
And rise immortal shining as the sun.
A previous scene the great restorer gave,
The luminous array when he assum'd,
Of heav'n, these earthly robes awhile exchang'd,
For glory powerful imore than eye could bear,

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The church reigns now, rejoice, ye heavenly holt;
Ye morning Itars, raise higher notes of joy
Than when the first creation rise ye faw,
And sung tbe eulogy---See this new world,
Like your primeval morning light in giery dawn,
But sweeten'd more to us---ye never fell;
We fell and role through a redeemer's blood.
In Him at least what supereminence!
E'en from the fraginents of the grave ascend
To stations high, now cloih'd as with the sun,
The inoon beneath our feet--More bright our crown,
And brilliant more than studded with the Itars.
Ascending erdless thus the boundless scale
Of being and beatitudes unknown,
Of which Elysian fields are but a dream.”

EPITAPH ON A PROMISING YOUTH.

TARLY remov'd from bleak misfortune's pow'r,
D Secure from storms, here reits a tender flow'r.
Short though its bloom, the op’ning bud began,
To promise fair when ripen'd into man.
Sleep on, sweet youth; high heav'n's all-gracious King
Math to eternal summer chang'd thy spring.

HYMN,

I In vain thy word we would not hear,

A blessing now impart;
ON ENTERING

10 Lord, vouchsafe to meet us here, A PLACE OF WORSHIP. And chear each waiting heart. W ITH rev'rence and with joy I |

Be with and bless thy servant, Lord,

Who daily labours here; tread Thy sacred courts, my God;

| In truth may he expound thy word, "I'll shelter seek beneatli thy shade,

That all thy name may fear. And praise thy faithful word. Help us, O Lord, to do thy will, Within thy holy temples, Lord,

While hear on earth we stay; I love to find a place,

Secure our fouls from ev'ry ill, Thy pow'r and glory to behold,

And fit us for the sky. And feel thy quick'ning grace.

M. C. Ma

MONTHLY

MONTHLY OCCURRENCES.

March 27.

I rity, he sends his brother a hostage to THE London Gazette of last night Contantinople.

announced, that the whole of the 2. By the American papers lately ports of Holland are in a state of | arrived, we learn, that the intelliblockade, and neutral fhips piohibited gence of the capture of the French from entering them.

| frigate had inflamed the partizans on 28. Yesterday arrived two mails each side of politics. Several disturb- i from the Welt Indies, one from Ja- | ances had taken place in consequence maica, the other from the Leeward of the news; and that the prelident, islands. By there mails we have the presled to the alternative of war or particulars of the first great atchieve- | negociation, had chosen the latter, ment of the infant navy of the and had appointed a gentleman of the United States. The Aineri an Fri- name of Murray, the American mia gale, the Constellation, of 44 guns, nister at the Hague, as minister plehas captured the cusurgenta French nipotentiary to Paris, for the purpose frigate, of the same force, after a of settling the misunderstanding exvery severe engagemeni.

isting between the two countries. 29 By the latt accounts that were 3. The last maii which arrived received from the continent, we have from Lisbon brought accounts of vaintelligence of the complete fuccefs rious captures in the Mediterranean, of the French against the Austrians, and the burning of two Neapolitan in various engagements.

line of battle ihips to prevent their 30. The arınament in the Texel, falling into the hands of the enemy. not including the nine (hips of the Intelligence of the surrender of Corline, to be launched this spring, con- fu to the combined Ruflian and Turklists of thirteen line of battle thips, ish Fleeis, is likewise received. four or five frigates, and about 10,000 4. A leiter has just been published troops, are either embarked, or ready which bears the strongelt testimony for that service. The forcé at Breit of the good usage of the French pricontiits of fifteen sail of the line, be- foners in this country. It is written by fides frigates, and a great number of M. Nou, the French agent, to the troops had been drawn to that neigh Transport Board, after a circuit round bourhood for embarkation.

the kingdom to inveitigate the prisons, April 1. The rebellion of Paslwan and it concludes in the following Oglu against the Grand Seignior, bas words--. It is not coffible to be betat length drawn to a close. It must ter pleased than I have been, through furely excite a fiile to think how a the whole of this journey, with the successful rebel is treated. The fol- sentiments of humanity and justice lowing are the conditions--ist. Pafl which regulate every part of the conwan Oglu declares that it never was duct of the agents who direct ander his intention to be disobedient to the your orders, the adinin stration of the Grand Se gn'or. 2d. That his refift prisons in which the French are kept. ance was directed merely against iub- | It is a satisfaction most dear to iny alterns, of whoin he had cause of heart to have an homage of this complaint. 3. That he is to dismiss all kind to pay to truth. foreigners (at least such as are ene- 6. Leiters from Ireland give the mies to the Porte) in his service, and most dread:ul details of the lituation to expel them from the territory of | of that unfortunate country. Martial Widdin, under pain of death, 4. He is law has been again proclaimed in to swear on the Koran to be faithiul I great part of it. Executions are to his duty. On these conditions he is continually taking place, and robbeconfirmed in his situation as Pacha of | ries and murders are dily being conWiddin; and as a pledge of his tince-' miited. So very iniecure are the

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Toads in general, on the account of set off for Vienna, escorted by a body the rebels, that there is no poflibility of French troops. of travelling with any degree of se- 23. The Auttrians and French have curity, but by many persons travel- both agreed, that Frankíort and Rado ling together, which mode is now itadt shall be neutral towns, but the very generally adopted.

| former will respect the neutrality of 10. A veslel from Messina, which no other. They have even pulled arrived on the 13th ult. at Leghorn, down the boards on the roads, on brought intelligence of the arrival in which was written up Neutral Counthat port of six Russian ships of the try; conduct which it is expected will line, and fix Turkish ships of war, infame Prussia, the avowed protetwith troops. More vessels with troops or of the neutrality of Gerinany. from both nations were expected at 26. Yesterday arrived the HamMessina. These forces united were burg mail due on Wednesday. Go: to effect a debarkation on the coast of vernment have received accounts of Naples, where the public mind is very a battle in Italy, which took place on mich divided.

the 5th inst. The Auftrians, having 14. By the letters and mails which deieated the French in all i eir arhave arrived lately, we have the in tempts, became the aggreflors, and telligence, that the tide of victory stormed the French camp, which they has been completely turned----The carried after a great laugiiter, diiFrench have been defeated in various ving the enemy for shelter to the places, by the Archduke Charles, in walls of Mantua. In Swabią, the Gerniany--by the Austrian General Archduke had his head-quarters, on Hotze, in Switzerland--and in seve. the roth, at Engin, six leagues from ral parts of Italy. ,

Schaff housen. He had taken all the 16. Accounts which have been late- | Swiss territory on the right of the ly received from Egypt, represent Rhine, and, after consulting General the situation of Gen. Buonaparte as Hotze, was preparing to cross that very secure. His army in general is river, ard enter Switzerland. The healthy; many of his soldiers have French continue retreating through married Egyptian women. By this the Engadine, and the fortune of the means, and others which he has inade war was turning against them in all use of, he has so firmly established quarters himself, that there is but little pro 1 27. A letter from Milan, received bability of his being difpofseffed of by the latt Hamburg mail, lays, The that country.

French have not only taken Gaza, 22. The French took possession of | but likewise Jerusalem and DamaiLeghorn on the 24tb ult. and planted cus. If this be true, if the French the tree of liberty. In the evening, can advance such a great distance the town was illuminated. All the 1 from their head-quarters at Cairo, armorial bearings were destroyed.-- they must be in very great force.---The French emigrants were ordered The information seems to be well away in 24 hours, under pain of death founded, since it comes likewise both --S als were put upon the property | by letters from Constantinople, and of all subjects of powers with whom advices brought io Fiance troin France is at war. On the 25th the Alexandria. French entered Florence without re Government have font many of sistance, the Grand Duke having de- | the Irish rebels to serve in the Prur fired his subjects not to oppose theme lian army, from whence (Thould they The Tuscan soldiers laid down their prove refractory) they are to be fent arms, and the Grand Duke, with his to work in mines , wile, children, court, and doneftics,

THE

Universalist's Miscellany

For MAY, 1799.

NATURAL HISTORY.

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(Continued from p. 100.) D ESIDES the production of those islands by the action of

D fire, there are others, as was said, produced by rivers or seas carrying mud, earth, and such like substances, along with their currents, and at last depositing them in some particular place. At the mouths of most great rivers, there are to be seen banks thus formed by the sand and mud carried down with the stream, which have refted at that place, where the force of the current is diminished by its junction with the sea. These banks, by flow degrees, increale at the bottom of the deep; the water, in those places, is at first found by the mariners to grow more shallow; the bank soon heaves up above the surface ; it is considered for a while as a tract of useless and barren sand; but the feeds of some of the more hardy vegetables are driven thither by the wind; they take root; and thus binding the sandy surface, the whole spot is clothed in time with a beautiful verdure. In this manner there are delightful and inhabited islands at the mouth of many rivers, particularly the Nile, the Po, the Missisippi, the Ganges, and the Senegal. There has been, in the memory of man, a beautiful and large island formed in this manner, at the mouth of the river Nanquin, in China, made from depositions of mud at its opening; it is not less than 60 miles long, and about 20 broad. La Laubere inn forms us, in his Voyage to Siam, that these fand banks increase every day, at the mouths of all the great rivers in Asia; and VOL. III.

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