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The Ethiop's hues were vanished now; the leopard's
stains were lost; Tbose things were dim and tasteless now, which
once bad charmed him most; And he, who then had watched with joy, the proto
martyr's death, Was burning now with meek desire to share his thorn
Oh! where gat he those many scars, and where that
bending gait,And why so hollowed are his cheeks—his locks so
thin and whiteAnd though a gleam of eloquence breathes in his
earnest eyes, Why are they dimmed with film that speaks of by
gone miseries ?
His own sad tale shall tell us ;* yet he seeks not to
deplore, But, glad to suffer shame, he counts them happy that
endure Not tribulation, nor distress, not famine, peril, sword, Could separate his soul, he knew, from Christ her
Though troubled, not distressed; perplexed, but
smiling at despair, Though persecuted, not cast off by Jesu's tender care ; He fainted not; but joyed to find, while heart and
flesh gave way, His inward man renewed in strength and vigour day by day.
* 2 Cor. xi. 23--28.
Paul the aged! what a volume speak those soft,
pathetic words, What varied melody is swept from those few plaintive
chords ! Paul the aged ! 'tis the veteran with his campaigns
all completePaul the aged ! 'tis the pilgrim at the long-sought
Bayswater, Oct., 1844.
THE VICTIMS OF MOGADOR.
In the Name of Him who wept over Jerusalem, we now make to our readers an appeal that we do trust will not prove vain in a single instance. We hope there is not a family in which some responsive voice will not be heard-some mite, however trifling, contributed to alleviate the heart-rending misery that we are about to describe. We hope it, not because HE whose is the silver and whose is the gold, needs our puny help to relieve the terrible sufferings with which he sees good to overwhelm His poor, afflicted wanderers : on the contrary, we view in such an event as the present, a token for good to Israel: for wherever there is a spark of Christian love kindled in any heart, that spark will brighten to a frame, and the habitual prayer will assume the character of passionate importunity on behalf of those to whom we owe our all-it will break forth in the language of expostulation; “ How long, Lord ? wilt thou be angry for ever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire ?" When the LORD arises to have mercy upon Zion, when He says to her, Arise, shine, for thy light is come, happy will it be for those who have, in the dark night of Israel's sorrow, even while God still hid His face, and gave no comfort to the mourner, stretched forth the hand of tender compassion, and shed a gleam of
loving sympathy on that desolate one's path! We speak of those who are scattered in lands unlike this abode of freedom and peace-lands where the extreme bitterness of the predicted cup still tasted, and the very dregs wrung out by the persecuted Jew. Happy, we say, will it be for the Christian who has acted up to the spirit of the command given to Moab, " Let mine outcasts dwell with thee," and has ministered, according to the ability given, to the temporal wants of those wbose fathers ministered, exclusively ministered, to the spiritual necessities of the whole world!
We proceed to lay before our friends, first, the circular letter of Sir Moses Montefiore, and then the enclosures therein referred to. We hope they will be read in the family and in the social circle, with much intercessory prayer, and alms such as each can afford. We are the lenders now : the time is at band when Israel will repay us a thousand-fold : for it is written, “ Rejoice ye with Jerusalem and be glad with her, all ye that love ber : rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her. .... And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb; and the hand of the LORD shall be known towards his servants, and his indignation towards bis enemies.” Isaiab lxiv. 10–14.
Grosvenor Gate, Park place,
31st October, 1844. “ Gentlemen,-1 am requested to invite your at. tention to the accompanying document, which painfully and vividly describes the sufferings to which
the Jewish inhabitants of Mogador were subjected, during the recent bombardment of that town by the French.
“ You will observe that these unfortunate persons (no distinction being made as to age or sex) were denuded of every article of clothing, and subjected to gross personal indignity; that some have been carried into captivity, some have been wounded, some slain ; and that of those who have escaped, some have perished houseless and destitute, overcome by terror and starvation; that four thousand persons are scattered abroad over the face of the wild country, without place of refuge, food, or clothing; that there has been an entire destruction of property, and that the affluent and the poor are alike reduced to utter ruin.
“ To obtain the means to alleviate the condition of the unhappy survivors, and for the ransom of the captives, a committee of gentlemen (whose names are annexed to the document above mentioned) has undertaken to collect and receive subscriptions, and it is hoped and solicited, that under circumstances so afflicting you will kindly allow your names to be added to the list of contributors.
“ It is understood that there are few or no Christian residents at Mogador, but should there be any who have also been sufferers, and who need assistance, they will of course participate in the subscription. “I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, “ Your obedient humble servant,
“Moses Montefiore, Chairman.”