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She, who for twenty waning years,
Watch'd o'er thy griefs, and wip'd thy tears,
Sooth'd thy desponding, suff'ring soul,
And did at once thy fears controul;
Farewell! sweet Ouse! Sweet Bard farewell!
Long since has toll'd thy funeral knell;
Years on the wings of Time have fled,
Since thou wert number'd with the dead;
Yet lovely Ouse, thou flow'st as pure,
Transparent, copious, as before;
We look upon thy glassy wave,
"Tis past beyond the power to save,
And, like Eternity, rolls on,
Flows, and reflows, and then is gone. J. S. H.

COMPARISONS IN THE CLOSE OF JULY. When the lark began her song in the sky,

And all things were bright and fair,
And streaks from the east were ascending on high,

And dispelling the darkness there.
I said it resembled the vouthful morn

Of the race of man below,
When the bright sun of reason begins to dawn,

And the breast is unpressed with woe.
The soft air that breathes in the woodbines fair,

In the month of bland July,
Is a sign of the pleasures unmix'd with care,

In a heart yet untaught to sigh.
The skies were bright, and no dark cloud was seen,

The storm seemed yet far away ;
So the season of youth is sweet and serene,

And his brow is as bright as they.
But a dense cloud that came athwart the sky,

Obscured the bright beams of the sun,
And together the fierce storms did quickly fly,

As wild chiefs at the war whoop run.
The lark came down from her loftiest soar,

And sought for her homely nest;
And the notes of the songstress were heard no more,

And gay Flora conceaľd her crest.
And so have I seen a sweet blooming boy

Outshining even the skies;
He soar'd high in hope, and was chaunting with joy,

Nor e'er dreamt of a storm to rise.
But the loud wind rose, and the rain fell fast,

And bis hopes were laid full low,
And he heard this truth as proclaim'd in the blast,
• There is nothing unmingled with woe.'

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LITANY.

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• Saviour, when in dust to Thee,
Low we bend th'adoring knee;
When repentant to the skies,
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes:
Oh, by all the pain and woe,
(Suffer'd once for man below.)
Bending from thy throne on high,
Hear our solemn Litany!
• By thy helpless infant years,
By thy life of want and tears,
By thy days of sore distress
In the savage wilderness;
By the dread mysterious hour
of th' insulting tempter's pow'r,
Turn, O turn, a favouring eye;
Hear our solemn Litany!
• By the sacred griefs that wept
O'er the graves where Lazarus slept ;
By the boding tears that flow'd
Over Salem's lov'd abode;
By the anguish'd sigh that told
Treachery lurk'd within thy fold;
From thy seat above the sky,
Hear our solemn Litany!
‘By thine hour of dire despair,
By thine agony of prayer,
By the cross, the nail, the thorn,
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn,
By the gloom that veil'd the skies,
O'er the dreadful sacrifice;
Listen to our humble cry,
Hear our solemn Litany!
* By thy deep expiring groan,
By the sad sepulchral stone,
By the vault, whose dark abode
Held in vain the rising God;
Ol! from earth to beaven restor'd,
Mighty, re-ascended LORD,
Listen, listen to the cry
Of our solemn Litany!'

BOWDLER'S Select Poems

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Register of Intelligence.

LITERARY.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS. We are gratified in being able to introduce to the attention of our readers, a new periodical work entitled the Assistant of Education, Religious and Literary. It is published monthly, at one shilling and sixpence, and is edited by CAROLINE FRY, a name which has before been introduced to our readers in the review of some of her excellent poetical productions. The first number is a happy specimen of what is to be expected in the next. It contains pieces on science, morals, and religion, written in an agreeable style, and has two plates on Botany and Perspective. The Work is intended for young persons from ten to sixteen years of age; but we think that others of more advanced years may peruse it with pleasure. For those in the higher walks of life it is well adapted, as an elegant and instructive visitor: and it may, through God's blessing, prove a valuable corrective to the errors of fashionable life. Among other egteemed patronesses of the Assistant of Education, are the Duchess of Beaufort, Countess of Roden, Lady F. Harper, Lady Barham, &c.—THE PULPIT, parts 1, 2, and 3, containing Reports of upwards of Thirty Sermons, by the most eminent and popular divines of the day; reviews of religious literature, and a great variety of interesting miscellaneous matter. The weekly numbers, containing thirty-two columns, 8vo., closely printed, price only 2d. each, are published every Thursday morning, and Monthly, Parts on the last day of every Month, price 8d. Vol. V, of THE PREACHER, or, Sketches of Original Sermons, for the Use of Lay Preachers and Young Ministers : to which is prefixed a Familiar Essay on the Composition of a Sermon, 12mo. Price 48.-THOUGHTS on the RELIGIOUS PRO. FESSION, and DEFECTIVE PRACTICE of the Higher Classes of Society in Scotland. By a LADY.—The PRACTICAL STUDY of SCRIPTURE, recommended and illustrated by Reflections on some of the most Remarkable Examples, Events, and Discourses recorded in the Old and New Testament, intended to assist every reader of the Bible in making a profitable application of the contents of that sacred volume. To which are added, Prayers, adapted to each of the foregoing subjects. By Mrs. SHERIFFE, Author of Practical Reflections on the Psalms, &c.

In the Press.-A new and handsome edition of HURRION'S WORKS, viz, Sermons on Christ Crucified and Glorified, and on the Holy Spirit: now first collected, with life of the author, in 3 vols., 12mo.-Also, a new edition of the Lime Street Lecture Sermons, beautifully printed in one vol. 8vo.

Shortly will be published.-SCRIPTURE SONGs, being chiefly a Versification of the Psalms, and other Poems. By I. COBBIN, M. A.

Will appear in September.-TRAVELS through Part of the UNITED STATES, and CANADA, in 1818, and 1819. By JOHN MORRISON DUNCAN, A, B. In 2 vols, post 8vo. and illustrated by geographical cuts on wood.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

FOREIGN.

REV. C.F. FREY. The following notice respecting the converted Jew preacher, formerly well known in England, appears in the First Report of the American Society for Ameliorating the Condition of the Jews. Presented May 9, 1823.

Wherever this indefatigable labourer has bent his way, either in his first excursion among the churches of New England, or subsequently in his September tour northward of this city, or in bis present unaccomplished mission to the south, he has been signally prospered of God; and the very opposition of unbelief and censoriousness has been put under contribution to his success. In the month of December last, he commenced bis southward journey in the service of the Board. He appears to have been singly devoted to his work, and to have succeeded beyond the most sanguine calculations of his friends. He travelled as far as Savannah on the seaboard. Returning, his course has been directed through the interior, and his arrival at home is expected in the month of June. His time has been arduously occupied in organizing auxiliary societies, soliciting donations, diffusing information, and preaching to crowded and respectable auditories on the great and interesting topics of his agency. The number of the auxiliaries formed on this tour has been great, and many of them have already reported themselves, and been regularly recognized by the Board: which, with those previously formed through the instrumentality of Mr. Frey, to the north and east of this metropolis, will make nearly 150 auxiliaries now attached to our institution. The aggregate amount of money collected by Mr. Frey, so far as his returns have reached us, is 4661 dollars, 57 cents, and affords an impressive comment upon the nature and degree of the interest excited in the Jewish cause: while, on other accounts soon to be recited in this Report, the Board are encouraged to believe that their auxiliary members are thinking correctly, and feeling gene rously, in relation to their own duty, and the multiplied miseries of that peculiar people, to whom, more than to any other, our species are indebted for the knowledge of the truth, the introduction of the Redeemer, the covenant of redemption ratified in his blood and the authentic hope of everlasting blessedness in the paradise, of God.'

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номе. July 2. The Annual Examination of the Students of Hoxton College was held. The Rev. Drs. Winter, Manuel, and Joseph Fletcher, M. A. presided, and a testimonial expressing high satisfaction at the progress made by the pupils in this school of the Prophets during the past year, was signed by the gentlemen who presided, and also by the Rev. John Burder, Joseph Turnbull, Joseph Redford, Joseph Berry, John Thornton, and Ingrain Cobbin, who attended the Examination.-In the evening, the Annual Meeting was held at the City of London Tavern; 'Thos. Wilson, Esq. in the chair. The Rev. H. F. Burder read a very interesting report, and the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Drs. Winter, Manuel, and Styles, and the Rev. Messrs, Berry, Blackburn, J. Thomas, J.Turnbull, Leifchild, Cobbin, T. Stratton T. James, and J. Hooper.-On the following morning, thirtyfour ministers assembled at the Annual Association at the College Chapel, and a well-written Essay having been read by the Rev. C. Dewhirst of Bury St. Edmonds, on the Union and Communion of Christian Churches; the subject was afterwards amply discussed with considerable animation. The same evening, three of the students, Messrs. Ashton, Vartie, and Ford, delivered some excellent addresses before a numerous auditory, on the Design and Efficacy of the Gospel; the Obligation of Mankind to believe it; and the Duty of Christians to propagate it.

By information furnished in a paper just circulated by Tue HOM MISSIONARY SOCIETY, it appears that that Institution has now twenty-four Missionaries, who are stationed in eighteen counties, and preach in two hundred and six villages, ainong a population of one hundred and twenty five thousand six hundred and twenty one souls; out of which they collect sixteen thousand one hundred and forty five hearers; and they have established fifty-three sunday schools, in which are two thousand eight hundred and sixty eight children, who are instructed by two hundred and eighty gratuitous teachers.

Some of the dissenters have long had the ridiculous habit of calling their seminaries of religionis learning Academies, as if they were designed to educate school boys, and in defiance of the appropriate name of College. Whether a dislike to adopt a name associated with our establishment, has had any influence in this misnomer, it is difficult to say. We, however, understand, that Homerion Academy is, henceforth, to go by the much more suitable name of HOMERTUN COLLEGE; the latter term, according to our best lexicographers being defined by a society of men set a part for learning and religion.

Placard Extraordinary, which was lately affixed to the walls of Sheffield. This is to give notice, that W. Twigg, anointed of God, and one of the Witnesses mentioned in Revelation, chap. xi, will preach the everlasting gospel on the Moor, at 7 o'clock, on Tuesday Evening, July 7, 1823, and the public is respectfully invited to attend the proclaiming of the same. Many auditors in consequence attended.

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