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to bring thee into the place which I have pre- | the deep waters of affliction and sorrow, God pared” (Exod. xxiii. 20). Was Joshua com will support you, that you may not sink; he missioned to succeed Moses as the leader of will bear up your heads above the waterIsrael ? the promise to him was, “ There

“ There floods of tribulation and distress; he will shall not any man be able to stand before even comfort you in the midst of your sorthee all the days of thy life: as I was with

“ Blessed be God, even the Father of Moses, so will í be with thee; I will not fail our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, thee, nor forsake thee" (Josh, i. 5). Was and the God of all comfort, who comforteth Elisha the prophet besieged by the Syrian us in all our tribulation” (2 Cor. i. 3). When army, and his life in jeopardy? who was you pass through fiery trials, which are to try invisibly present to protect and deliver him ? and improve your faith and patience, your “ The Lord of hosts” (2 Kings, vi. 13). When submission to God's will, and perseverance in the three holy children were cast into the the path of life, the Lord will defend you,

for fiery furnace for their faithfulness to God, there shall no temptation happen to you but who was present to protect and deliver them ? what is common to man; and the Lord," who “ The king answered and said, Lo, I see four is faithful, will, with the temptation, make a men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, way for your escape, that ye may be able to and they have no hurt; and the form of the bear it” (1 Cor. x. 13). When you pass fourth is like the son of God” (Dan. iii, 25). through the last and deepest waters, the Jor

It was confidence in God's promises, of his dan of death, the Lord will carry you through, presence and protecting care, that enabled the and safely land you on the shores of the heaChurch of God, though in the prospect of venly Canaan. imminent dangers and distress, to sing so triumphantly in the 46th Psalm, “the Lord of hosts is with us,” &c.

NECESSITY OF ATTENDING THE SERVICES The promise of the Divine presence is re

OF RELIGION. newed in the New Testament. Take this one,

Men engaged in active labours for the good of their made not only to Christ's ministers in their fellow-creatures often find it exceedingly difficult to arduous duties and discouragements, but also, understand the grounds upon which we urge them to

cultivate those habits and attend to those services we opine, to all the faithful in Christ Jesus:

which are technically, perhaps not very happily, dis"Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end tinguished as religious. They ask whether God has of the world" (Matt. xxviii. 20). When St. not given them an important work to perform, and Paul, for having preached the Gospel at Rome, whether they are not likely to please him better by diswas cited before the emperor Nero, and foró charging it laithfully, than by occupying themselves in saken by all his friends, who was present to

acts of devotion to him? They ask whether it is not

acting more in the spirit of Christ's commands, more support and to deliver him? It was the Lord, in imitation of his example, to be doing deeds of ever faithful to his promise: "At my first mercy, than to be offering sacrifices. I do not think answer no man stood with me; but all men

these questions are always fairly met by those to whom

they are addressed. I fear that we are sometimes forsook me. Notwithstanding, the Lord stood

guilty of confusing men's minds respecting the nature with me; and I was delivered out of the of their obligations to God, and even of converting mouth of the lion.” Paul and Silas found the religion, which should be the great instrument for fulfilment of the promise of God's presence to

overthrowing selfishness, into a means of encouraging comfort and deliver them when they were

it. But I think that the remarks which I made re

specting the kind of blessings which it is your privithrust into the inner prison at Philippi, their lege and your duty to impart to those whom you visit feet made fast in the stocks, and their persons may, perhaps, assist in extricating you from the diffic smarting from the stripes which had been laid culty, If to attend the bed-side of a patient were on them; for at midnight they sang praises required of you than that you should give sound

merely a mechanical act; or if nothing more were unto God, and sang so loudly as to be heard advice, I do not know that I could establish any very by their fellow-prisoners (Acts, xvi.). The clear connexion between your ordinary tasks and those promised Divine presence it was that sustained exercises of which I am now speaking. But it is deand consoled the noble army of martyrs for grading the dignity, of your profession to think this.

Your consciences tell you that more, much more than the truth as it is in Jesus. It is on the pro

this, is required of those who are brought into constant mise of God's gracious presence with his experience of the woes of humanity; you feel that people that those two comprehensive ejacu- the kindness, and sympathy, and sincerity, of which sations are grounded and reciprocated between

I was discoursing, under my last head, are as much

demanded of you as scientific knowledge itself; and the minister and the congregation,-“ The

you feel that these qualities cannot be acquired at the Lord be with you ;" " And with thy spirit.” moment, cannot be got up for exhibition at the bedNow the rich and precious promises con

side ; you feel that the man who merely presents tained in the text are applicable to all God's

counterfeits of them is an impostor and hypocrite, children at this day-applicable to each one

far less to be esteemed than he who honestly shews of us, if we really are the children of God by preached in the Chapel of Guy's Hospital. By the Rev. K.

• From “The Responsibility of Medical Students: a Sermon faith in Christ Jesus. When you pass through | Maurice, A.M., Chaplain to the Hospital.”

nances ;


forth the indifference or unkindness that are in him. delighted to mock and deceive himself. You cannot It is necessary, then, that these should form the very be staggered at mysteries in this highest region; you substance of your characters, that they should be are encountered with them at every turn in the region worked into your very selves. But, now, consider of your own experience. You will only ask, “Would bow this can come to pass. Can you trust to the any other than this suffice me? Can I live without ordinary influences of society to do it? Do not you this?" Can there be any other way into the presence know perfectly that these influences are adverse to of Him who is perfect love, but through Him with the cultivation of such a character; that they tend to whoin he is perfectly well pleased ? Will any thing form in us habits of confirmed selfishness? Can you less than a participation of his substance, of his life, trust to the mere sight of pain and suffering to do of that love'which overcame death, and sin, and selit? Have we not said already, that the repetition fishness, enable me to do his meanegt work here on of these sights deadens the impression which they earth, enable me to bebold his glory in heaven? at first produced? Can you trust, then, to your Do not suppose that I am limiting the operations of belies and recognition of the principles which I have God on the hearts and minds of men to these ordibeen endeavouring to assert,--to your conviction that

I am urging you to take the privileges which the Spirit of God has indeed endowed you with all they offer you, because I am sure they interpret to us your gifts and powers; that the Lord of man has ap all his other operations ; because they enable us to pointed you to administer these gifts for the good of feel his presence, to hear bis voice in all the common men? But do you not feel that commerce with the events and accidents of life; in sickness and in bealth; world is continually corroding these convictions, in the daily pleasures and the daily crosses of life; in changing thein froin practical realities into mere the wonders of nature; in the wonders of our own formal phrases; and that if they be honestly held, frame; in the sufferings of our fellow-men; in the they must imply something more; they must imply acts which we are permitted to do for the relief of the desire and necessity of seeking continual help them. The persons whom I ordinarily address from from that Spirit, of holding intercourse with that Lord? this place are men who have neither science nor a Do you not feel that all gifts, all administrations, must profession; they have this only, they are men carrying be profitless unless there were also operations of God about with them the signs of Adam's curse, the marks to renew our minds and characters, and form them of suffering and death. Yet I ain bound to look upon into the likeness of his own ?

then as the objects of God's love; I am bound to tell But you wonder that God should require of you them that all the privileges of the kingdom of Christ acts of prayer and praise. My brethren, ask your are theirs; I am bound to believe that they are as own hearts if they do not require these acts. I can able to enter into the deepest mysteries as the wisest not think of a fellow-creature merely as the author of man upon earth; I am certain that they may, if they certain gifts and blessings to me; I cannot think of will, know God and love him, and dwell with him for him merely as making certain provisions and arrange

In these ordinances you will learn to feel yourments for me. The moment I believe he is the source selves one with tbese poor creatures ; you will learn of these blessings, the author of these arrangements, to feel that what you possess in common with them is that moment I desire to know what he is, and desire more precious and permanent than that whicla separates to think of him as a person in himself; I desire to you from them; you will learn that you, and they, and commune with liim, to contemplate his character, to all God's creatures, have desires which nothing but elter into the feelings in which these kind acts to me God can satisfy; you will learn to love them, and to originated. Unless I can do this, I feel that I shall care for them, as sharers of the same glory with yournever really preserve a recollection of his benefits; I selves; you will rejoice to meet them in the last day, shall never feel any relationship to him; I shall never when all other voices shall be silent, but when this connect him with others as well as myself; I shall one shall be heard by every true and faithful man, care for him only for my own sake. This is the case " Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of with us in reference to our fellow-men ; and is it not these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." still more emphatically the case with us in reference to the most bigh God? If we believe him to be the source of every blessing to us, the ordainer of every À REMARKABLE INSTANCE OF A REVIVAL scheme of lite for us, we must carry our thoughts OF RELIGION IN THE AMERICAN EPIS. beyond these gifts, beyond that scheme of life, to

COPAL CHURCH.. himself. We must desire to enter into holy and awful intercourse with him. We must desire to think of An incident occurred in the course of Bishop Moore's him, and to utter our thoughts to him as a distinct ministry on Staten Island so remarkable, that it deBeing. We must desire to adore, and wonder, and serves to be recorded. The bishop was never at any worship. Here, then, is the meaning of all the offices and

time disposed to countenance the unnatural and feverish ordinances of Christianity. All those ordinances are

excitement in congregations, which, often the result built upon the idea, that an actual communion has of animal emotion powerfully wrought upon, perhaps been established between God and man; that it is by artificial machinery of man's inventions, sometimes possible for man to express his sorrows and his wants

passés current for a work of the Spirit of God. He to God; that it is possible for God to cominunicate his own life, his own character, to men.

did not, however, perceive why the same Spirit, which,

This is the meaning of prayer; this is the meaning of the teach

by its blessed influences, operates on the heart and ings of the commissioned minister of Christ; this, conscience of one sinner, bringing him to repentance above all, is the meaning of the sacrament of the towards God, and a living faith in the Redeemer, Lord's supper. Of the deep mystery which is in

miglit not also operate simultaneously on many sinvolved in all these ordinances, and especially in the last, I will say no more than this, that were ihere no

ners with the same happy result; though, for the pro

duction of such an end, he knew of no means except mystery, every reasonable man would feel that it was not the thing he was seeking after, the thing he was such as were sanctioned in the orderly services of the wanting. He wants something which shall bring him Church to which he belonged, Prayer, public and into intercourse and fellowship with the invisible and private, the stated worship of the Church, her cometernal God; and the man who says that there is no mystery in such a fellowship is not worth listening to; • Prom Dr. Hawks's Contributions to the Ecclesiastical His. he is mocking and deceiving us, because he has first tory of the United States.

fortable sacraments, and the faithful preaching of the upbraid his crime any more. Por we must so for. Gospel, were all the machinery of which he knew give, as that we forget it; not in the sense of nature, either the lawfulness or the use. He had been per

but perfectly in the sense of charity. For to what severingly engaged in the use of these for a length

good purpose can any man keep a record of a shrewd

turn, but to become a spy upon the actions of his of time, until, at an hour when nothing unusual had

enemy, watchful to do him shame, and by that to seemingly occurred to produce any solemn effect, aggravate every new offence? It was a malicious the minds of his people seemed to be simultaneously part of Darius, when the Athenians had plundered awakened to the infinite value of divine things.

Sardis; he, resolving to remember the evil turn, till

he had done them a mischief, commanded one of his It was at one of his stated lectures in the church,

servants, that every time he waited at supper, he that after the usual services had concluded, and the

should thrice call upon him, “Sir, remember the benediction been pronounced, he sat down in his Athenians." The devil is apt enough to do this office pulpit, waiting for the people to retire. To his great for any man; and he that keeps in mind an injury, surprise, be soon observed that not an individual pro

needs no other tempter to uncharitableness but his

own memory. He that resolves to remember it, never sent seemed disposed to leave the church ; and after

does forgive it perfectly, but is the under-officer of an interval of a few minutes, during which a perfect his own malice. Por as rivers that run under ground silence was maintained, one of the members of the do infallibly fall into the sea, and mingle with the salt congregation arose, and respectfully requested him

waters, so is the injury that is remembered : it runs to address those present a second time. After singing certainly to mischief; and though it be sometimes less

under ground indeed, and the anger is hid, but it tends a hymn, the bishop delivered to them a second dis

deadly for want of opportunity, yet it is never less course, and once more dismissed the people with the dangerous.-Bp. Taylor on Forgiveness. blessing. But the same state of feeling which had

God's PORBEARANCE.- If by the light of nature it before kept them in their seats, still existed, and

be judged a crime worthy of a burning fiery furnace, once more did they solicit the preacher to address to refuse the worship of what it esteems to be God, them. Accordingly he delivered to them a third ser- although it be but the work of men's hands, how shall mon; and at its close, exhausted by the labour in we escape the far more dreadful punishment, if we which he had been engaged, he informed them of the neglect the worship of the living and only true God? impossibility of continuing the services on his part, almighty God, in regard to this life, and the hasty and

On the other hand, if we compare the judgments of once more blessed them, and affectionately entreated passionate sentence of this enraged king, “ Ye shall them to retire to their homes.

be cast the same hour," &c., how infinitely more It was within the space of six weeks after the scene patient is the great God of heaven towards men, than above described, that more than sixty members of the

man generally is to man! How forbearing is the Divine congregation became communicants; and in the

course justice, though provoked every day by the most enor

mous crimes, nay, by repeated profanations and conof the year more than one hundred knelt around the tempus of his holy name, as well as righteous laws; chancel of St. Andrew's, who had never knelt there and especially by refusing honour and worship to that before as partakers of the sacrament of the Lord's image, that only image of himself, the Lord Jesus

Christ, which he hath set up, and commanded all supper. It is not wonderful that in the retrospect of the people

, nations, and languages to fall down and wor

ship! Yet he still forbears, still respites the punishfacts we have here related, the bishop should entertain ment, not only for hours, but for days and years! an opinion best expressed in his own words : “ That Experience, then, mu needs teach us how full of although we have the promise of Heaven to be always compassion and mercy, how long-suffering and grapresent with the Church, still there are particular

cious the Lord is. And can we forbear to love the

Lord our God, who so loveth us? Such men only seasons in which the Almighty displays his power in

taste not the sweetness of his mercy, who feel not a manner so overwhelming as to command the atten

their own misery. Such only are insensible of his tion of his rational creatures; to dispel that coldness goodness, who hate not their sins, who love not their which makes them indifferent to the calls of duty; to own souls, who choose death. Did we but know thee, excite their gratitude to God for his mercies; to melt

did we but know ourselves, we could not choose but

love thee. O, may we so know and love thee here, obdurate offenders into contrition ; and to oblige them

that hereafter we may know thee as thou art, and love to sue for forgiveness at the throne of grace."

and enjoy thee for ever! Amen. Wogan. Nor is it matter of surprise that the good bishop should be led by this incident in his own ministerial

DECEITPUL Riches.-Usually, when a worldling is

dead, we ask how rich he died ?" Oh," say many," he experience often to impress, as he does, upon his died rich; he hath left a great estate." Alas, the poor younger clergy, the duty at seasons in which the Al man has slept his sleep, lost his dream, and now he mighty manifests his presence in a more than ordi- awakes, he finds nothing in his hand. Where lies nary way, gladly to avail themselves of such propitious his golden heap? only the rust of that heap is gone

to witness against hina: his mansion fails him; only times to put forth redoubled efforts in their Master's

the unrighteousness of it follows him; others have the use of it, only the abuse of it he carries to judgment with him : he hath made his friends (as we say), but

he hath undone himself; so that I may justly write The Cabinet.

this motto upon every bag, “ This is the price of Heresy.—Many are the heresies which have sprung No; Christ hath entrusted me as a steward: there

blood.” Shall I then treasure up the price of blood ? from a learned pride: from ignorance alone scarcely

fore what I have, and need not, Christ shall have in perhaps a single one; none certainly from ignorant

his members that need, and have not. So the transihumility.---Rev. S. Wilberforce.

tory creatures, when they shall slide away, shall not Forgiveness.—He that means to communicate carry me with them; but when I shall pass away, I worthily, must so forgive his enemy, as never to shall carry them with me.—Lucas's Divine Breathings.




“ THY KINGDOM COME." sider that our good days are generally more in number than our evil days, our days of prosperity (such, I mean, as is suitable to our condition and circum

(For the Church of England Magazine.) stances) than our days of adversity. This is most Hasten, O Lord, the long-expected time certain, though most of us are apt to cast up our

When every nation at thy throne shall bend; accounts otherwise. How many days (of at least competent) health have we enjoyed for one day of grievous

When from each kindred, people, clime, sickness! · How many days of ease for one of pain !

Hosannas loud the liquid air shall rend; How many blessings for a few crosses! For one dan

When gods of gold and silver, wood and stone, ger that hath surprised us, how many scores of dangers have we escaped, and some of them very narrowly!

As once Philistine Dagon, down shall fall But, alas, we write our mercies in the dust, but our

Before thy awful presence, Thou alone afflictions we engrave in marble; our memories serve Be all-ador'd, acknowledg'd all in all ; us too well to remember the latter, but we are strangely When man no more shall yield to carnal sense forgetful of the former. And this is the greatest cause of our unthankfulness, discontent, and murmuring.

The honour that alone belongs to thee ; Bp. Bull.

When vile affections shall be banish'd hence, SIN IN THE WILL." When the blood of thy mar

And those once blind thy radiant light shall see : tyr Stephen was shed,” says St. Paul, “ I also was Then shall each warrior drop the martial spear, standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him" (Acts, xxii. 20).

No more be heard the deep-ton'd cannon's roar ; God chiefly inspects the heart; and if the vote be

Widows shall cease to shed the plaintive tear passed there, writes the man guilty, though he stir no Por those they lov'd, o'erthrown in barbarous war. farther. It is easy to murder another by a silent wish or a passionate desire. In all moral actions God

Love then shall reign supreme. Man nought shall learn values the will for the deed, and reckons the man a

But arts pacific; battle's din shall cease; companion in the sin, who, though possibly he may

And states, by mutual hatred sway'd, shall turn, never actually join in it, does yet inwardly applaud And form strict union in the bonds of peace. and like it.-Cave.

Haste, Lord, 0 hasten that propitious morn, The CHRISTIAN CONFLICT. The Christian has

When thy believing servants shall rejoice advanced but a little way in religion when he has overcome the world, for he has still more powerful

To see thy universal kingdom dawn, and importunate enemies--self, evil tempers, pride, And hear thy praise from earth’s united voice. undue affections, a stubborn will. It is by subduing No more shall Ephraim envy Judah's lot, these adversaries, that we must chiefly judge of our

Judah shall vex her sister-land no more; growth in grace.-Rev. R. Cecil.

But Jew and Gentile then shall be forgot, Ler those who are instrumental in bringing one sheep into the fold of Christ on earth, remember that

And Jesus' kingdom stretch from shore to shore. they add one harp to the chorus of heaven. Rev. W. Ulloxeler, Sept. 1766, 1839. Darsh.



(For the Church of England Magazine.) On, think not God is only here,

To guard and bless thee on thy way; His gracious eye is every where,

Alike intent by night and day. Experience bids thee firmer trust,

Dear friend, wherever thou may'st be, In Him who, merciful and just,

Has ever lov'd and car'd for thee. Then go content where duty calls,

Firm on his love and word rely; Remember,“ not a sparrow falls,"

But God Almighty sees it die. Think, then, if with such tender care

The Lord regards the feather'd race, How dear to him his people are,

Who humbly seek his pardoning grace. Nor God alone shall watch thy way;

Angels with trembling hope look down, And will thy devious course survey,

Till thou hast won the promis'd crown. Prome.



(For the Church of England Magazine.)
“ As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my

soul after thee, O God."-Psalm xlii, 1.
Tue trembling hart, with toils beset,
Pants for the cool bright rivulet;
So longs my soul, great God, to see
Thy greatness, power, and majesty,
When morning gilds with orient beam
Each lofty bower, each rippling stream ;
When western skies encrimson'd glow,
My tears in large abundance flow,
While heathen hosts, insultingly,
“Where is thy God ?" unceasing cry.
When on these things I silent muse,
Mine eyes their copious floods diffuse ;
For with the multitude I went
To hymn thy praise with glad intent,
And 'neath thy temple's sacred wall
To keep the solemn festival.
Why sink, my soul, in deep distress,
While cares afflict and foes oppress ?
I yet will in my God rejoice,
His praise shall swell my raptur'd voice :
His love hath been, and e'er shall be,
A fortress, a defence for me.

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if he had lived. But whether the season was foul or ALMIGHTY JUDGE, how shall poor mortals brook

fair, he took exercise in the middle of the day. la

the rains he has been known to ride forty or fifty Thy dreadful gaze on that appalling day,

miles with his daughter; and the day before he was When thou shalt take each man's peculiar book, taken ill, in the fatal month of August, contrary to all Where all his deeds are set in dark array?

advice, he set out to ride before a tornado, and got

drenched to the skin.-Captain Alexander's Narrative I cannot tell how others hope to gain

of Western Africa. Their peace and pardon, and deliverance win;

The AsrarchS.-Asiarchs, the official designation of Is there one page so free from spot or stain

the pagan pontiffs of Asia Minor. In the Acts of the That their own merits shall absolve their sin ? Apostles (xix. 31), the Asiarchs are particularly men

tioned. In the commotion which Demetrius the silver. My trust shall be, when thou demandest mine,

smith excited at Ephesus, when the citizens were exTo let thy holy Gospel speak for me ;

claiming, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" and the Then wilt thou find all my transgressions thine, whole city was in confusion, two of St. Paul's comAnd borne in thine own body on the tree.

panions, Gaius and Aristarchus, natives of Macedonia,

were seized by the people, and were dragged into the HERBERT.

theatre. St. Paul intended to proceed thither, for the

purpose of making a public defence of himself and his Miscellaneous.

iwo friends; but the Christian converts there would

not permit him, while “certain of the chief of Asia," GOVERNORS AND THEIR GRAVES AT SIERRA LEONE.

or Asiarchs, which is the literal meaning of the word -Whilst at Sierra Leone I visited the grave of Den

in the original," who were his friends, sent unto him, ham the traveller, who after bis many wanderings in desiring him that he would not adventure himself into Central Africa, died a Lieutenant-Colonel and Go

the theatre.” From this circumstance, it has been vernor of Sierra Leone. He lies in the new burial

supposed by some that the public games were then ground behind the barracks, under a young plum- celebrating in the theatre ; and it is not unlikely that tree ; and beside him lie also three other governors

St. Paul and his companions would have been in Sir Neil Campbell, Col. Lumley, and Major Temple. danger of being thrown by the populace to wild A house built by Sir Charles Macarthy, who fell in beasts. The Asiarchs united the functions of the the Ashantee war, looks down from a neiglıbouring magistracy with those of the priesthood; they were hill on the “field of the dead.” Besides the above,

entrusted with the care of the temples and sacred General Turner, who lies under the plum-tree in the

edifices; they had the charge of all religious solemold burial-ground, is to be added to the list of go

nities, and were obliged to celebrate at their own vernors who have died since 1825. Poor Denham,

charges the public games in honour of the gods. The after long braving the climate of Africa, said that his

expense of the office was considerable, and consefate was sealed when he was appointed governor here. quently the Asiarchs were always persons of great He then imprudently exchanged his residence from

wealth and reputation. The Asiarchs were selected Government House to a wooden building beside the

from the principal provinces and cities of Asia at the creek, the mud of which at low-water was most offen

commencement of the Asiatic year, or about the ausive. He also took to physicking himself, became soft tumnal equinox. In proconsular Asia, assemblies and fleshy, and gradually sunk under the fever. His

were convened in all the towns, from each of which a grave is covered almost entirely with grass and bushes, deputy was sent to a general assembly of the whole; and I was obliged to remove them before I could see

and of ten persons returned to the proconsul, one was the simple superstructure of brick and lime raised appointed by him to the office of Asiarch.

The over the mouldering remains of a traveller of first-rate

Asiarchs wore a crown of gold, and a toga ornamented enterprise. The governors of Sierra Leone have, in

with gold and purple. They were continued under general, when they arrived, been men past the meri

the Christian emperors, although the games were dian of life, and whose constitutions were not suffici

abolished, and the temples supplanted by churches. ently vigorous to struggle through either form of the

“Sometimes,” says Mr. Arundell, “the dignities of seasoning fever" the lion," the severe attack or high-priest, and prætor, and Asiarch, were united in “the jackal," the milder variety of the disease. As

the same individual. When St. Polycarp was seized I before remarked, they are harassed with excess of at Smyrna during the celebration of the public games, duty and responsibility; and also, like most Englisli- | probably for bearing too faithful a testimony against men, they will not alter their previous habits, and

them, the people tumultuously demanded of Philip despise the advice of old residents. Thus, Sir Neil

the Asiarch that he would let loose a lion to devour Campbell, an officer of high reputation, said to the the Christian. Philip excused himself, on the ground colonial surgeon,“ Doctor, there are two things which

that the spectacles of the amphitheatre were at an I wish you to do: tell me when I am really in danger, end. This Philip was of Tralles, and united the but give me no calomnel whatever." A few months offices of Asiarch and high-priest. The etymology of after assuming office he was attacked with fever. the name would lead to the belief that the Asiarch The surgeon immediately gave him twenty grains of was the governor-in-chief of the province of Asia ; and calomel (disguised), and told his honour to keep the

perhaps in the earlier period of history he might have house. Next day the surgeon saw him dressed and

been so; but latterly he was only a public officer, out walking! But the same night he was laid on his invested with a digniiy partly magisterial, and in part back, and was quickly transferred to the fatal plum- sacerdotal, who presided over the games of a partitree. The last governor, Major Temple, said, when

cular province."--Edinburgh Scriptural Guzetteer. he arrived in the dry season, “ It is all nonsense to talk of the unhealthiness of Sierra Leone. I have been in much worse in the Greek Islands. The reason why the climate here is so deadly to Englishmen, is to

London: Published by JAMES BURNS, 17 Portman Street,

Portman Square ; W. EDWARDS, 12 Ave-Maria Lane, St. be found entirely in their indolent habits and dissipa Paul's; and to be procured, by order, of all Booksellers in Town lion." Accordingly, his honour was very temperate,

and Country: though formerly he had been a free liver, was of a gross habit, and past fifty years of age. He was very attentive to his duties, was much liked and esteemed, and would have been a great benefactor to the colony ROBSON, LEVEY, AND FRANKLYX, 4G ST. MARTIN'S LANE.


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