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If oft upon the surgiug main You try to sound the deep in vain, The line of sense and reason, mind, To reach all depths was ne'er design'd. You cross by faith the great profound, And faith the great abyss can sound. Keep Christ, the pilot, then in view, Still like a needle pointing true. Whatever latitude you're in, Avoid the fatal coast of sin. May watchful fear sit at the helm; May no proud waves the deck o'erwhelm: May weather, winds, and waves conspire, To speed that course which you desire. Lay in a large and lasting store, You're sailing to a distant shore, A store of rich celestial food, An ample store of moral good : A store of prudence, patience, love, And holy wisdom from above. Let undisguis'd humility And godly fear the ballast be. Let not the shrouds and top-sails rise Too lofty for the vessel's size: Let all your property on board Beneath the hand of faith be stored ; May truth divine your course direct, And Providence your bark protect; May gentle gales of heavenly grace Swell all your sails, and speed your pace. 0, may the ship ne'er spring a leak, Nor founder, nor become a wreck. In boist'rous storms be sure to cast

The anchor hope, to hold it fast. May no rude blast of discord tear The rigging form'd of love sincere; And may the mast of union stand Firm and erect on either band. Let conscience still the log-book keep, While sailing o'er the pathless deep, Let zeal discreet the rudder guide, And charity o'er all preside. Steer by the compass God has given, To point the sailor's course to heaven. May nó still state, no stagnant ease, The ship becalm on treacherous seas: And may the vessel always ride Safe from self-quicksands, rocks of pride. The sacred Scripture is your chart, Consult it oft in every part. Within the cabin, clean and neat, You'll each assume your proper seat;

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Converse and read, and pray and praise,
And feast on friendship all your days:
Whilst you behold, as on you keep,
Th’ Almighty's wonders in the deep;
On either side, behind, before,
Gaze, meditate, admire, adore.
Keep still in mind, when on the main,
The blissful port you hope to gain,
And the fair land, to which you're bound,
Where full felicity is found.
Should tempests roar and billows rave,
The furious storm, and raging wave,
Are all beneath high heaven's control,
Let naught without disturb thv soul.
Your Captain's strength, and Pilot's skill,
Will keep the ship in safety still :
And bring it to the peaceful shore,
Where winds and waves alarm no more.
Should you some foes or pirates meet,
Fear not to engage the strongest fleet;
Your Captain is divinely brave-
Yea, is omnipotent to save;
Your arms are good, then wield them well,
And you'll subdue the force of hell.
Adieu, my children, sail away,
And reach the realms of endless day:
The port of glory, fair and bright,
Ere long will glitter full in sight:
Then enter in on joy's high tide,
Midst shouting saints on either side.

0, may I there my children meet.
· "There find our mutual bliss complete ;
And celebrate with joys unknown,
A happier marriage than our own.

ADVICE TO THE DAUGHTER.
Cling to your husband, (mind I do not j
As the fond ivy clasps the friendly oak.

TO THE SON.
Support your wife, till ripe with age she drops,
As the fond oak the friendly ivy props.

THE SAINTS GOING TO BATTLE.

(Hymn for a distant Period.)

BY THE EARL OF CRAWFORD.
• Thy People shall be willing in the Day of thy Power.'

PSALM cx. v. 3.
Like thine own lightning fierce and bright,
Come, Lord, and help the glorious fight;

We wish to build Jerusalem,
And raise her lofty diadem.

Bring out the soldiers of the Lord.
The saints who love his faithful word;
Loosen the bonds from Israel's neck,
With comely robes his form bedeck.

Give to the Lord the joyous song,
To him our tuneful notes belong;
The voice, the harp, the timbrel raise,
And sound the trumpet to his praise.

Let each, as in the times of old,
Be like illustrious Caleb bold.
Despise the foe's advances tierce,
And through his shouting squadronis pierce.

Fear nót,--the battle will be won,
'Tis Michael's self who leads us on,
The great Messiah, who, from far,
Wakens the thunders of the war.

But foaming soon on heaps of arms,
No more to give the world alarms,
Shall war, and sin, and death be bound.
And Satan there in chains be found.

Perennial peace shall dwell with men,
And we shall see our Saviour then;
Delighted, hear his sacred voice,
And in his fav’ring smile rejoice.

Yes, in his beauty see the king,
And to his feet the tribute bring,
Who, destin'd by the Sire above,

Shall reign o'er earth in peace and love.
Richmond Hill.

SANCTITY IN PRIESTS. BY THE REV. S. 8. WILSON, MISSIONARY TO TEE GREEKS.

A Palidnome from Constantinople. Nipov avouíuara, un uovav o'bev."

'Tis not enough, 0, priestly race,
To bathe your hands, or lave your face
'Tis not enough, 0, priestly race!

A holy God will scan the heart;
Ye must from guilt internal part;
A holy God will scan the heart.

Ah ! what avails it, but to be
From outward stain or blemish free ;
Ah! what avails it but to be!
Your thoughts and practice, not your face,
The eyes of God's omniscience trace,
Your thoughts and practice, not your face.
When God in judgment shall appear,
Your acts will cause the smile or tear,
When God in judgment shall appear.
But crosses, beads, or mystic well,
Will leave your soul as dark as hell,
Will leave your soul as dark as hell.

Register of Intelligence.

LITERARY.

Preparing for Publication-A critical ANALYSIS of the Rev. E. IRVING'S ORATIONS and ARGOMENTS, interspersed with Remarks on the Composition of a Sermon, by PAILONOI'S. Dedicated to the Right Rey. the Lord Bishop of London.

New Works A PLEA in behalf of a CHRISTIAN COUNTRY for the Christian EDUCATION of its Youth. Addressed to various Classes of Society. Abridged from the larger work of the Rev. Geo. Monro, M. A. Vicar of Lexter Kenny, Ireland. 171).-SUPERSTITION, or the Perils of Ireland in the Projects of Rome. A Poem, by CLERICUS HIBERNICUS.-In two vols. small octavo, GETHSEMANE, a Poem, founded on the Messiah of Klopstock. POEMS ON SCRIPTURE SUBJECTS: The Offerings of Isaac ; Elijah (second edition); the Famine of Samaria, &c. By Mrs. W. C. BOUSFIELD.-SERMONS, Doctrinal, Practical, and Occasional, by Rev. W. SNOWDEN, Perpetual Curate of Horbury, near Wakefield.—The HISTORY of Moses, being a continuation of Scripture Stories -NICODEMUS; or a Treatise on the fear of Man, wherein the causes and sad effects thereof are briefly described : with some remedies against it. By the late Professor FRANCK, of Halle. SERMONS for CHILDREN, designed to promote their immediate Piety. By the Rey. SAMUEL Nott, Jun. of America --PASTORAL NARRATIVES, illustrative of the power of evar gelical Religion and its tendency to promote the happiness of its subjects.A new edition of the MENOIRS of Mrs. HARRIET NEWELL, with additional Letters.

In the pe

Press-A second volume of BRIEF MEMOIRS of Remarkable Children, collected by a Clergyman of the Church of England.-Memoir of the late CAPT. JAMES NEALE. By the Rev. GEO. BARCLAY, of Irvine.

A public Library, for apprentices and mechanics, has been established in Liverpool, to which many gentlemau of that town have presented useful and instructive books.

The Alexandrine MS., in the British Museum, is the oldest MS. of the Bible in existence, and probably the oldest existing MS. According to the Edinburgh Review, the printing of it, which is now proceeding, has already cost 7,6781.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

FOREIGN. From the report of a late commission, presented to the Cortes of Spain, it appears, exclusive of an annual revenue paid to the Pope of 686,000 reals, that every year 344,000 reals were paid as St. Peter'3 Pence, or for the church of St. Peter at Rome; 13,020 reals for that of St. John de Lateran; and 100,000 to the Nmucio; and that annually 5 or 6 millions were sent out of the country to obtain bulls, dispensations, indulgences, and apostolic graces.

The missionaries in France are endeavouring to suppress dancing on Sundays among the lower orders.

Tus POPE.-Rome, July 30. Notwithstanding the satisfactory reports that are in circulation, respecting the health of his Holiness, we are not without considerable apprehensions on his account. It cannot be dissembled, that the physicians have to deal with the infirmities of an old man, now in the 84th year of his age, who, besides, has long suffered from a double fracture, and whose legs are beginning to swell for want of exercise. It seems that the Pope himself begins to be sensible of the danger of his situation, at least if he intends, as has been reported, to issue three bulls to the following effect:-The first for holding the approaching conclave in the Palace of the Quirinal, in which he resides, and not, as is the custom, in the Vatican; the second for the regulation of his funeral; the third to confirm all persons in office in their several employments till his successor shall have taken possession of the Papal Chair.'

POLISH JEW8.-Mrs. Holderness in her “New Russia," notes the following singular custom of the Polish Jews:- The Jews when first married, wear a shirt of finer texture than ordinary, which, after the wedding day, is carefully put by unworn, till the time of their deaths, when they are uniformly buried in it. So valuable is this shirt in their estimation, and so indispensable a part of their possessions, that in many transactions, when they require to borrow, and have no pledge in gold or pearls to give, they frequently deposit this shirt, which is always a satisfactory security to the lender, as the Jew could not die happy without red eeming it.

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