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Holding joint rule with solitude divine,
But let me now explore the deep-sunk dell.
Your helpless charge chive from the tempting-
away: —So the great Shepherd leads the heav'nly flock From faithless pleasures, full into the storms Of life, where long they bear the bitter blast, Until at length the vernal sun looks forth, Bedim m'd with showers: then to the pastures
green He brings them, where the quiet waters glide, The stream of life, the Siloah of the soul.
Note 1. p. 9.
i. Hat the religious observance of one day in seven was a point of main importance under the Jewish and Christian dispensations, is evident, from the very strong terms in which the law commanding its observance is couched ; from the anxious repetitions of that law, the judgments which the prophets denounced against its violation, the fulfilment of those denunciations, the strict observance of the Sabbath during the best times of the Jewish polity; and its observance by Christ, the apostles, and the primitive Christians. What is more material,—that the Sabbath was