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And seal thee so, as henceforth not to scorn
The facile gates of Hell too slightly barr’d.

Apostrophe and exclamation, as well as the imperative mode, when accompanied by emphasis, incline the voice to the falling inflection.

10. Oh! deep-enchanting prelude to repose, The dawn of bliss, the twilight of our woes ! Yet half I hear the panting spirit sigh,

It is a dread and awful thing to die !
5 Mystèrious worlds! untravell’d by the sun,

Where Time's far wandering tide has never run,
From your unfathom'd shades, and viewless spheres,
A warning comes, unheard by other ears--

'Tis heaven's commanding trumpet, long and loud, 10 Like Sinai's thùnder, pealing from the cloud !

Daughter of Faith, awake! arise ! illume
The dread unknown, the chàos of the tomb !
Melt, and dispel, ye spectre doubts, that roll

Cimmerian darkness on the parting soul! 15 Fly, like the moon-eyed herald of dismay,

Chased on his night-steed, by the star of day !
The strife is o'er !-the pangs of nature close,
And life's last rapture triumphs o'er her woes !

Hark! as the spirit eyes, with eagle gaze,
20 The noon of heaven, undazzled by the blaze,

On heavenly winds that wast her to the sky,
Float the sweet tones of star-born mélody ;
Wild as the hallow'd anthem sent to hail

Bethlehem's shepherds in the lonely vale,
25 When Jordan hush'd his waves, and midnight still
Watch'd on the holy towers of Zion hill !


Piety has found
Friends in the friends of science, and true prayer
Has flow'd from lips wet with Castalian dews.

Such was thy wisdom, Newton, child-like sage! 5 Sagacious reader of the Works of God,

And in his Word sagacious. Such too thine,
Milton, whose genius had angelic wings,
And fed on manna. And such thine, in whom

Our British Themis gloried with just cause,
10 Iinmortal Hàle! for deep discernment prais’d,

And sound integrity, not more, than fam'd
For sanctity of manners undefild.

12. These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then !

Unspeakable, who sitt’st above these heav'ns 5 To us invisible, or dimly seen

In these thy lowest works; yet these declare
Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine.
Speak, ye who best can tell, ye sons of light,

'Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs 10 And choral symphonies, day without night,

Circle his throne rejoicing; ye in Heaven,
On earth, join àll ye creatures to extol
Him first, him last, hiin midst, and without end.

Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, 15 If better thou belong not to the dawn,

Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn
With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere,
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.

Thou Sùn, of this great world both eye and soul, 20 Acknowledge him thy greater, sound his praise

In thy eternal course, both when thou climb’st,
And when high noon hast gain'd, and when thou fall'st.
Moon, that now meet'st the orient Sun, now fly’st,

With the fix'd stars, fix'd in their orb that flies, 25 And ye five other wand'ring Fires, that move

In mystic dance, not without song, resound
His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light.
Air, and ye 'Elements, the eldest birth

Of nature's womb, that in quaternion run 30 Perpetual circle, multiform, and mix,

And nourish all things, let your ceaseless change
Vary to our great Maker still new praise.
His praise, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow,

Breathe soft or loud; and wave your tops, ye Pines, 35 With every plant, in sign of worship, wave.

Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow,
Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
Join voices all, ye living Souls; ye Birds,

That singing up to Heav'n gate ascend,
40 Bear on your wings, and in your notes his praise.

14.] Page 60. Emphatic succession of particulars re

quires the falling slide. Note 3. page 61. should be examined before reading this class

of Exercises.

He'answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of màn ;--the field is the world ; the good seed are the children of the kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one ;--the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world ; and the reapers are the angels.

2. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit ;—to another, fàith, by the same Spirit ; to another, the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit;—to another, the working of miracles; to another, pròphecy ; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of tongues; to another, the interpretātion of tongues.

3. Rejoice evermòre, pray without cèasing :-in every thing give thanks : for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.--Quench not the Spirit :--Despise not pròphesyings.-Prove all thíngs; hold fast that which is good.

4. As virtue is the most reasonable and genuine source of honour, we generally find in titles, an intimation of some particular merit, that should recommend men to the high stations which they possèss. Holiness is ascribed to the Pòpe ; majesty, to kings; serenity, or mildness of temper, to prìnces; excellence, or perfection, to ambassadors ; grace, to archbishops; honour, to peers; worship, or venerable behaviour, to magistrates ; and reverence, which is of the same import as the former, to the inferior clèrgy.

5. It pleases me to think that I, who know so small a portion of the works of the Creator, and with slow and painful steps, creep up and down on the surface of this glóbe, shall, ere long, shoot away with the swiftness of imagination ; trace out the hidden springs of nature's operàtions ; be able to keep pace with the heavenly bodies in the rapidity of their career; be a spectator of the long


chain of events in the natural and mòral worlds ; visit the several apartments of creation; know how they are furnished and how inhabited; comprehend the order and measure, the magnitude and distances of those orbs, which, to us, seem disposed without any regular design, and set all in the same circle ; observe the dependence of the parts of each system; and (if our minds are big enough) grasp the theory of the several systems upon one another, from whence results the harmony of the universe.

6. He who cannot persuade himself to withdraw from society, must be content to pay a tribute of his time to a multitude of tyrants; to the loiterer, who makes appointments he never kèeps—to the consùlter, who asks advice he never tàkes—to the bòaster, who blusters only to be pràised to the complàiner, who whines only to be pìtied --to the projèctor, whose happiness is only to entertain his friends with expectations, which all but himself know to be vàin-to the economist, who tells of bargains and settlements--to the politician, who predicts the fate of battles and breach of alliances to the ùsurer, who compares the different fúnds--and to the tálker, who talks only because he loves talking. 7. That a man, to whom he was,

in great measure, beholden for his crown, and even for his life; a man to whom, by every honour and favour, he had endeavoured to express his gratitude; whose brother, the earl of Derby, was his own father-in-law; to whom he had even committed the trust of his person, by creating him lord chamberlain; that a man enjoying his full confidence and affèction ; not actuated by any motive of discontent

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