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What he was in the conjugal, parental, and other relations in life, the tears of the distressed widow, of the disconsolate children, and of the sorrowing domes tics, expressively show.

Respected and beloved Family, we mingle our tears with yours. We have witnessed with great delight, the affection, the harmony; the happiness, which, in time past, pervaded your mansion. We are ready to break forth into the involuntary exclamation : 0 that ye were, äs in month's past ; as in the days, when God preserved you! But we will suppress our emotions: We will not add grief to your sorrow.

We commend the afflicted Widow to the Father of mercies, and God of all consolation. It will be her pious aim, we doubt not, to follow the example of her dear departed Husband, in patient endurance of affiction, and in calm submission to the divine will. Thus, sowing in tears, she will reap in joy. The discipline, though now poignant, will yet be divinely salutary. It will prepare the sufferer for that world, to which the Friend of her bosom has, we believe, gone before ; that world, where congenial souls will never more be separated, and where all tears will be wiped from every eye.

We commend the bereaved Children to that God, in whom the fatherless find mercy. This heart, my esteemed young friends, knows the feelings of an orphan. It has been pierced through with many sorrows. It vis brates to every pulsation of your grief. It is responsive to every sigh from your bosoms. Gladly would I contribute toward the healing of your wounded spir. its ; readily would I minister to you the balm of consolation. While you shed those « natural tears,".

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which filial affection toward an excellent Parent will cause to flow ; let me recommend it to you, to resort to the Religion, which that Parent taught you by his counsels, and recommended by his example. This will be a balm for every wound, a solace for every distress. Let your Father's God be yours. Remem ber Hims fear Him ; serve Him ; honour Him; put your confidence in Him. Be it your primary concern, to secure an interest in his favour, through the great Redeemer, who is mighty to save, and ye shall want no good thing. Go to Him with pious faith and filial confidence, and ye shall experience the truth, and partake in the benefit, of that divine promise : I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

With you, the respected Officers of the University, we sincerely bewail the loss of your Colleague and Principal in the government of this important Seminary. May the excellent example, which he has left you, be recollected for your guidance, and prove an incentive to renewed diligence and zeal in the performance of the great duties of your difficult and responsible stations !

With you, the Students of the University,* we mingle our unfeigned sorrows. You have lost your pa ternal Guide, Counsellor, Guardian, and Friend. Well may ye exclaim, as did Elisha at the ascent of the ve. berable prophet, My Father, my Father, the chariot of

* The interest, taken in this Discourse by the Students, is ascribed to the melancholy occasion of it. While their early desire of its publication is an expressive testimonial of respect to their late excellent President, it encourages a hope of the same serious attention in its perusal, that was visible during its delivery. It is but just, to mention in this place, what, in the multitude of thoughts and emotions, was omitted in the Discourse, that decorum, by which the Students in general have distinguished themselves in their habitual deportment at our religious solemnities on the Lord's day.

Israel, and the horsemen thereof! Look still upward, and keep your eyes fixed on the ascending man of God. Sons of the Prophets, let him not go, unless he have blessed you. Pray that his mantle may rest upon you. It will rest upon you, if ye hold fast his counsels, and imitate his virtues. Be clothed with humility. Be adorned with piety. Choose the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom. To your mental powers, and literary acquirements, unite that wisdom, which descendeth from above. Obey from the heart the gospel of Jesus Christ. Be, what your paternal Presis dent wished ; be, what he taught you to be. See that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, rea deeming the time, because the days are evil. Evil days indeed! Your principal religious guides are gone. Rea member and observe their instructions, and ye will be skilful in all science, and wise salvation. In this dark and desolate state of the University, show yourselves men, by a steady, manly, and uniform observe ance of its laws and regulations. Whatsoever things are lovely, practise them; and ye will obtain a good report of all mien. Let this Seminary be a nursery for your improvement in knowledge and virtue, and ye will be an ornament and blessing to society. Grow in grace, while ye increase in wisdom, and ye will partake with your Teachers in glory, and honour, and immortality, in yonder celestial world. There, we trust, already shines, as the brightness of the firmament, the spirit of Dur revered Friend and Father ; for he was wise.

So teach us all, O God, to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom ; that, when we shall have finished our course, we may be presented faultless bea fore the presence of thy glory with exceeding joy. Amen.

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