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Engraved for the New Christian's Magazine •
tide of blood runs high , To God thy fu- ture life
Published by Alex. Hogy, N. 16, Paternoster Row, London.
Gentlemen, IF the underwritten lines merit a place in your very useful and edifying publication, entitled the New Christian's Magazine, by inserting them as soon as convenient, will lay under a great obligation, Your constant reader and admirer,
ADOLESCENS. Worcester, 41h O. 1783.
Before that God, whose piercing eye,
This curious frame survey’d; And in my embrio-state his skill, In
every part display'd. Thy boundless thought contriv'd the scheme,
And each proportion plann'd ;
Was fashioned by thy hand.
Or paint the love I bear;
For thy surrounding care !
That twell the lengthen’d shore ;
I find the nuinber more.
Explore each secret part;
my heart! If error clouds
my darken'à mind, Remove the dismal gloom; Conduct me with a Father's hand,
And bring thy fervant home.
PS A L M CXXXIX.
REAT Cod! thou guardian of each
hour, Thou guide of all my ways ; My morning itens confess thy pow'r,
And night proclaims thy praise.
Is to thy wisdom known;
my lying down. On ev'ry side I find thy hand,
Where'er I turn my view;
Thou, Lord, my meaning knew.
My grov'ling reason tries;
Th' amazing subject flies.
From thee my God to hide; Where should a helpless mortal go,
In secret to abide.
If I to heav'n direct my course,
There thy full glories thine ;
And owns the wrath divine.
I seek the western sea;
And disappoint my stay.
I court tbe rayless night;
Shall yield me to thy light. Darkness and light, to thee the same,
Fulfil thy great design ; And suns, and thades, before their God,
With equal brightness thine,
The New CHRISTIAN'S MAGAZINL.
Gentlemen, THE following elegant lives were copied from a monument in Bristol cathedral, erected to the memory of a pious young clergyman, who departed this life in the year 1773. The depositing them in your valuable work, will doubtless please your readers, and will much oblige,
Your most fincere well-wisher,
embellish'd urn, No poignant grief attends the fable bier : But when distinguilli'd excellence we moura,
Deep is the sorrow, genvine's the tcar. Stranger, should it thou draw near this awful
thrine, The merits of the honour'd dead to seek : The Friend, the Son, the Christian, the
him, fpcak. Oh! let them in some pause of anguish say, What zeal jinspir'd, what faith enlary'd
his breast; How soon th' unfetter'd spirit wing dits way, Froin eartk to heav'n, from blessing to be bleft.
O king of terrors! how couldst thou de
stroy The widow's hope, and her dear childrens'
joy : Alas'he's gone, and like a spotless
dove, To increase the number of the blest above.
OPE sheds on all its genial ray,
Our clouded life it gilds ; It brightens cv'ry gloomy day,
In forms our castle builds.
That feels distress and grief;
And gives th' oppress’d relief.
The captive's woes affuage!
And aids the tott’ring sage.
Difpels his fears away;
TO A YOUNG LADY, WHO LEFT LON
DON, TO ENJOY THE ADVANTAGES OF A RELIGIOUS RETIREMENT IN THE COUNTRY.
APPY, highly favour'd maid,
From the noise of folly fled,
see The lovely grace
Let the world in sucering tone
C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ.
GRATITUDE 10 GOD FOR PROVIDEN
TAIL,' sweet content ! whose magie
pow'r, Can blunt misfortune's keenelt dart, And when black skies with tempest lour,
Serene and chearful guard the heart, All gracious, hither urge thy way,
And make my breast thy dearest cello My mind protect from dire dismay,
And round me spread thy potent spell. Instead of pride, which now consumes,
And wears my spirits by her cares,
The victim of her peevis airs.
Despising pomp and hating strife,
The circling periods of my life. Instead of envy's baleful train,
That moun amidA fair plenty's store;
Pour greater at a neighbour door:
Wishing all happy as herself,
S. P G.
Its maker and its king;
The praises I can bring :
How despicably poor!
And make my cup run o'er?
And better far than I,
And pierce us with their cry!
Of bitter anguith lie,
Groan their last galp and die;
That I thy grace shou'd prove!
Thy prezidential love !
That thou so kind thouldst be ;
On such a wretch as me!
Thy gentle spirit bears,
And keeps my head from cares.
Continually improve !
And flame with heav'nly love !
May I advance to thee;
On vast eternity.
Lov'd nymph, doit thou direct thy feet.
WEET companion of the musc,
Lovely Solitude, appear ; All thy calm content infuse, Soften anguith, banish care :
Lead me, o majestic queen,
Through the aromatic scere. Nature's copied here by art,
Joyful we che fraud confess, Yer so close performs her part, 'Tis but nature's better dreis
Solitude, here fix thy seat,
Here in Cowley's soft retreat. Teach me all the healing pow'rs,
Of each plant and every tree; Say how short-liv'd are the flowers; Bring the moral home to me.
Eid me fleeting life despise !
Make me humble, make me wise. Stretch me on the verdant mead,
Where the murin'ring river flows, Where the elm erpands her thade, And each riling beauty blows ;
There I'll lay in peace of mind,
“ Empty greatness, fall behind," Pride within thy humble cell,
Never yet uprear'd her head;
Cold to pleasure, deaf to praise,
LIST OF NEW BOOKS, WITH REMARKS.
DIVINITY, MORALITY, &c.
ART. 1. A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the English version, the prophet is made to say,
Archaeaconry of St. Alban's, at a Vifitation " They (tbe Tyrians) were thy merchantss bolden May 22, 1783. By tbe Rev. Samuel they traded in thy market wbeat of Minnitb Horsley, L. L. D. F. R. S. Published (with and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm," additions) etibe Request of tbe Clergy. 4to. 35. The author supposes Minnib and Pannag
to be a corrupt reading; and would substiHIS learned and excellent writer, after tute in their place Zith, Upbag; the text he
an introduction full of refpeâ for the would, then render" They traded in thy clerical function, enters upon the discussion market wheat, the Olive, and the Fig, &c." of; and points out in a masterly manner,
Which articles of trade the writer thinks but with a true Chriftian spirit,the mistakes, were the commodities of Canaan, and fit misconftructions, and evil tendency of Dr. subjects of commerce with Tyrian metPriestley's Hiftory of the Corruptions of Cbriffi
chants. anity. Having done this, Dr. Horsley concludes with the foltowing candid declaration:“ I feel no fatisfačtion in detecting
Art. IV. Vicarious Sacrifice; or, the reality and the weakneffes of this learned writer's ar importance of Atonement for Sin by tbe Dearb guinent, bụt what arises from a consciouf-, of Cbris, afferted and defended, againf tbe ness, that it is a discharge of some part of
Obj Fions of Dr. Priefley. By R. Elig, the duty which I owe to the church of God.
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ftructions of authorities, such distorted same time pointed out by the faithful laviews of facts and opinions, thould be found bourers in the vineyard of their master, muft in the writings of a man, to whom, of men be, in our opinion, afcribed to the fpe
in the present age, fome branches of the cial grace of God, and his providential care experimental sciences are the most in- l in the prefervation of his church. Chrift debted...
has here, we fęe, raised up another advocate
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