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sins of mankind in his own sacred person ; may implore and be made partakers of the he endured the curse of the law, the wrath of gift of his Holy Spirit, to influence our hearts God, that he might deliver us from the wrath and minds, to guide us into all truth, and to to come. In the sufferings of Christ the evil sanctify us wholly, that our whole spirit, and of sin is displayed in the most striking and soul, and body, may be preserved blameless forcible manner.

When we consider sin as unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. the cause of his agony and bloody sweat, his This is the greatest blessing of which the cross and passion, his intense, his unparalleled children of men can be made partakers in this sufferings in soul and body, the cause of his life ; to have the Spirit of God for our teacher having been forsaken of his Father in the and guide, our comforter and sanctifier; that, time of his extremity, and of his having under the influence of his grace, we may walk poured out his soul unto death,—we may well so as to please God, and therein may abound hate, and abhor, and detest it, as a cursed more and more; that, being guided by his thing, which brought such misery and woe counsel, we may be kept from walking in the upon our ever-blessed Redeemer, and caused paths of the destroyer, in a way that is not his precious death. Sin was the cause of all good, after our own thoughts; and may have his known and unknown sufferings. Not his all our concerns both for body and soul, both own sin, but our sins; the sins of the unjust for this life and for that which is to come, which were laid

upon him the Just One; the directed by infinite wisdom, as shall be most iniquity of us all, who had not continued in for the glory of God, and the promotion of our all things written in the book of the law to do own happiness and our everlasting salvation. them.

It was also to “bring us to God” hereafter, Our sins will also bring upon each of us, when we shall have done with all things here individually, the death of the body. We below, that “ Christ suffered for us." It was must die, because we are sinners. But if our to preserve sinners from everlasting perdition, sins are forgiven us for Christ's sake, we from the destruction of body and soul in hell, need not fear the death of the body; for in that he died “ for sins.” If, then, we would that case death will be to us the gate of life, be eternally saved, we must earnestly seek an entrance into never-ending felicity and for the pardon of our sins through faith in his blessedness. For the text makes known bloodshedding death ; we must be reconciled

to God in this world by the death of his Son, Lastly, - The benefit derived from the by putting our trust in his death and passion, sufferings of Christ by those who put their as our only hope for pardon and salvation. trust in his atonement. He suffered, " that he For the word of God plainly declares that might bring us to God ;” or, that we might there is no salvation in any other; that there be reconciled to God by the death of his Son, is none other name under heaven given among through faith in his name. To bring us to men whereby we must be saved. But, trustGod, is to introduce us into the presence of ing in him, we may be assured of both reconour heavenly Father, as those who are at ciliation with God and everlasting salvation ; peace with him, in order that, we may walk we may be assured that he will accept us as humbly with him as his obedient children ; his children, and will be a Father unto us in that, being pardoned, we may be accepted this world; that he will be our protector from with him, and may take his word hencefor all evil; that he will give us his good Spirit to ward as a lamp to our feet, and a light to be our guide and our instructor through this our path, to guide us into the way of peace life; and that when it shall please him to call and salvation. This is the high privilege of us hence, he will take us to himself, to the the humble believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, enjoyment of his blissful presenee, and to who relies on the sufferings and death of his rejoice in his great salvation for evermore. Redeemer for the pardon of his sins.

Let us, then, cling to the cross of Christ as have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus our only hope. Let him be all our salvation, Christ the righteous,” who " is the propitia- and all our desire. Let us walk humbly with tion for our sins.” He has put away sin by our God, being made accepted in his beloved the sacrifice of himself; and therefore his Son. Let us make him our refuge, and pour blood cleanseth from all sin, in the sight of out our hearts before him at all times, in every God, those who plead the merit of his cross thing by prayer and supplication with thanksand passion for their pardon and acceptance giving making known our requests unto with God. When we are brought nigh to God through Christ Jesus. And we may be God, it is in order that we may live as in his assured that his blessing will be vouchsafed presence, as seeing Him who is invisible; that to us, that he will not fail us nor forsake we may make him our refuge, and may look us; but will bless us with every blessing that to him for protection from the power of the we need, will preserve us from all evil, from enemies of our souls; and, above all, that we every thing that might be hurtful, from every


evil way, and from the power of the evil one, though by walking a few hours farther they might be will guide us continually with his counsel, saved. If the camels are lying down, and cannot be will satisfy us with his goodness, will refresh made to rise, no one has strength to walk; only he us with his grace, will comfort our hearts, that has a glass of that precious liquor lives to walk a and establish us in every good word and

mile farther, and perhaps dies too. If the voyages on work, and will bring us at length to his ever

seas are dangerous, so are those in the deserts. At lasting kingdom, to rejoice in his salvation

sea, the provisions very often fail; in the desert, it is for evermore, That this blessedness may

worse : at sea, storms are met with; in the desert, be indeed our portion, may God of his infinite

there cannot be a greater storm than to find a dry

well ;-at sea, one meets with pirates-we escape-we mercy grant, for Christ's sake. To whom, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, be

surrender—we die; in the desert, they rob the tra

veller of all his property and water; they let him live glory, honour, and praise, world without end.

perhaps — but what a life! to die the most barbarous Amen.

and agonising death. In short, to be thirsty in a

desert without water, exposed to the burning sun AN EASTERN DESERT.*

without shelter, and no hopes of finding either, is the

most terrible situation that a man can be placed in, " A land of deserts and pits ... a land of drought, and of the

and one of the greatest sufferings that a human being shadow of death."-Jer. ii. 6. It is difficult to form a correct idea of a desert without lips swell ; a hollow sound is heard in the ears, which

can sustain: the eyes grow inflamed; the tongue and having been in one: it is an endless plain of sand and

brings on deafness; and the brains appear to grow stones, sometimes intermixed with mountains of all

thick and inflamed: all these feelings arise from the sizes and heights, without roads or shelter, without

want of a little water. In the midst of all this misery, any sort of produce for food. The few scattered trees

the deceitful morasses appear before the traveller at and shrubs of thorns, that only appear when the rainy

no great distance, something like a lake or river of season leaves some moisture, barely serve to feed wild

clear fresh water. If, perchance, a traveller is not animals and a few birds. Every thing is left to

undeceived, he hastens his pace to reach it sooner: nature; the wandering inhabitants do not care to cul

the more he advances towards it, the more it goes from tivate even these few plants; and when there is no

him, till at last it vanishes entirely, and the deluded more of them in one place, they go to another. When

passenger often asks, Where is the water he saw at no these trees become old, and lose their vegetation, the

great distance? He can scarcely believe that he was sun, which constantly beams upon them, burns and

so deceived; he protests that he saw the waves running reduces them to ashes. I have seen many of them

before the wind, and the reflection of the high rocks entirely burnt. The other smaller plants have no

in the water. sooner risen out of the earth than they are dried up, and all take the colour of straw, with the exception of

If, unfortunately, any one falls sick on the road,

there is no alternative — he must endure the fatigue the plant harack: this falls off before it is dry.

of travelling on a camel, which is troublesome even Generally speaking, in a desert there are few springs

to healthy people; or he must be left behind on the of water; some of them at the distance of four, six,

sand without any assistance, and remain so till a slow and eight days' journey from one another, and not all

death come to relieve him. What horror! What a of sweet water : on the contrary, it is generally salt or

brutal proceeding to an unfortunate sick man! No bitter : so that if the thirsty traveller drinks of it, it

one remains with him, not even his old and faithful increases his thirst, and he suffers more than before. But when the calamity happens, that the next well,

servant; no one will stay and die with him: all pity

his fate ; but no one will be his companion. which is so anxiously sought for, is found dry, the misery of such a situation cannot be well described. The camels, which afford the only means of escape,

LITURGICAL HINTS.No. XVII. are so thirsty that they cannot proceed to another “ Understandest thou what thou readest?"-Acts, viii. 30. well; and if the travellers kill them, to extract the

SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE Easter. little liquid which remains in their stomachs, they | The Collect for this Sunday is a prayer that we may themselves cannot advance any farther. The situation follow the example of Christ. It is one of that class must be dreadful, and admits of no resource. Many which were retained from ancient Liturgies at the perish, victims of the most horrible thirst. It is then

time of the Reformation. It is found in the Sacrathat the value of a cup of water is really felt. He

mentary of St. Gregory; but in the Liturgy of St.

The that has a zenzabia of it is the richest of all. In such original Latin form stands thus :

Ambrose it is appointed for Good Friday. a case there is no distinction. If the master has none, “ Almighty, everlasting God, who hast caused our the servant will not give it to him ; for very few are Saviour to take flesh and to endure the cross, that the instances where a man will voluntarily lose his life

mankind might imitate the example of his patience; to save that of another, particularly in a caravan in mercifully grant that we may both deserve to receive

instruction from his patience, and a participation of the desert, where people are strangers to each other. What a situation for a man, though a rich one, per

his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our

Lord." There are several parts or members in this haps the owner of all the caravan ! He is dying for a prayer, each containing a scriptural truth. (1.) cup of water--no one gives it to him; he offers all he mighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender love possesses - no one hears him; they are all dying,

towards mankind hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus

Christ.The sentiments in this clause of the prayer • From Belzoni's Travels.

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sending of the Son was the effect of his love. Both to the authority of Jesus all creation should bow; and these points are contained in the declaration of St. that every nation and language should publicly own John ; " In this was manifested the love of God the universal empire of the exalted Redeemer. towards us, because that God sent his only-begotten The Gospel for this Sunday is substantially the Son into the world that we might live through him: same with those appointed for the four holydays of herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he the ensuing week, and for Good Friday. The narloved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for rative being very long, and consisting of historical our sins.” (2.) To take upon him our flesh. Christ detail, does not admit of particular exposition. It came in man's nature, " not by conversion of the relates the prosecution of our Lord, and his execution. Godhead into flesh ; but by taking of the manhood Under the former head, we have the delivering of him into God.” The Godhead was not lowered by Christ's to Pilate--the despair of Judas—the arraignment and incarnation, but the manhood was lifted up. The trial of Christ before Pilate—the clamours of the peoDeity did not “ become flesh," but came in the like- ple against him—the passing of the sentence—and the ness of sinful Hesli ; " as the children are partakers of warrant signed for his death. In the scene of his fesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of erecution, we have the account how he was barbarously the same ; for verily he took not on him the nature of used-led to the place of suffering-treated with all angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” kinds of reproach and indignity: we read also how he Heb. ii. 14-16. (3.) And to suffer death upon the cross. was forsaken by God for time ; and of the preterThis expresses Christ's voluntary submission to that natural occurrences that took place about the moment which he underwent. It was purposely with a view of his death. This is a tragical tale; and humanity to this suffering that he passed by the nature of shudders to find one so "holy and harmless" thus angels, and took the lower nature of man ;

ill-treated. But sorrow is turned into triumphant joy, Jesus," it is written, Heb. ii. 9, “ who was made a when we consider for what “ cause he came unto this little lower than the angels for the suffering of death." hour;" for this hour saw the consummation of all

Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, God's purposes. Jesus, though “ crucified through and became obedient unto death, even the death of the weakness," was yet delivered for our offences." God cross." Phil. ii. 8. (4.) That all mankind should follow forbid that we should glory in any thing but this same the example of his great humility. It is not the ex- “ cross of Christ." Let us strive to have fellowship ample of Christ generally, which we here pray to fol- with his sufferings, by being made conformable to his low, but specially his humility, as manifested in stoop- death. ing to the ignominy of the cross. “ Christ also suf

Good FRIDAY. fered for us, leaving us an example,” in thus suffering; " that ye should follow his steps,” in a willingness This day received its name from the ssed eilests to suffer. Let this mind be in you which was also of our Saviour's sufferings, which are the ground of in Christ Jesus, who-humbled himself," &c. Phil. ii. all our joy, and from those unspeakable good things 4, 5. For, it is this “ fellowship” with Christ in he hath purchased for us by bis death, whereby the

his suffering," that will alone form the ground of blessed Jesus made expiation for the sins of the whole confidence that we shall be “ glorified together :” world, and, by the shedding his own blood, obtained and therefore we unite the two particulars in the eternal redemption for us. Among the Sazons it was prayer that follows. (5.) Mercifully grant that we may called Long Friday; but for what reasons (excepting both follow the example of his patience, and also be made for the long fastings and offices they then used) does partakers of his resurrection. The duty of thus follow- not appear. The commemoration of our Saviour's ing the patience of Christ, and how we may perform sufferings hath been kept from the very first age of it, we are taught by the apostle : “Let us run with Christianity, and was always observed as a day of the patience the race that is set before us;" here is the strictest fasting and humiliation; not that the grief duty: the means, we are told in what follows ; “ look- and affliction they then expressed did arise from the ing unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, loss they sustained, but from a sense of the guilt of who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the the sins of the whole world, which drew upon our cross, despising the shame ;-consider him that en- blessed Redeemer that painful and shameful death of dured such contradiction of sinners against himself,

the cross. lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Heb. ii. There are three Collects appointed for this day: 1-3. If thus made “conformable unto Christ's death," the first two are prayers for the universal Church: the we have good ground to trust that we shall be par- third is a prayer for the conversion of Jeu's, Turks, intakers of his resurrection : "it is a faithful saying: for fidels, and heretics. The following is the translation if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him ; if of the original Latin form of each collect. They are we suffer, we shall also reign with him." The Church, found in all ancient offices with little variation, but in this Collect, unites the death and resurrection of are left out of the breviaries of Pius V. and Clement Christ, both which she is about to commemorate; be- VIII. cause, though as facts they are separate, they can 1. “We beseech thee, O Lord, look upon this thy never be dissevered in the faith and hope of a be- family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ did not hesiliever.

tate to be delivered into the hands of wicked men, In the Eristle, Philip. ii. 5-12, the example of and to undergo the torment of the cross; who liveth,” Christ's voluntary humiliation is set forth for our imita- &c. tion. “Let this mind be in you which was also in 2. Almighty, everlasting God, by whose Spirit the Christ Jesus :" we must walk in the same spirit and whole body of the Church is sanctified and governed ; in the same steps with the Lord Jesus, who humbled hear us whilst we supplicate for all orders; that by himself to suffering and death for us ; not only to the bounty of thy grace, faithful service may be rensatisfy God's justice, but to set us an example, and dered unto thee by all degrees (of men); through that we might follow his steps. Though he was a

Jesus Christ." partaker of the Divine nature, he did not think him- 3. “Almighty, everlasting God, who willest that all self guilty of any invasion of the right of Jehovah, to men should be saved, and that none should perish; make himself equal to God; but voluntarily divested look upon the souls that are deceived by the fraud of himself of his glory, submitted to a life of humiliation, the devil; that the hearts of the erring, laying aside and finally to the extremity of the cross. Wherefore all heretical corruption, may come back to their God exalted him highly, as the reward of his having senses, and return to the unity of thy truth." humbled himself; and has given him a title of dignity • Almighty, everlasting God, who repellest not even above all creatures, whether human or angelic; that Jewish perlicly from thy pity, hear our prayers which

we offer in behalf of the blindness of that people ; that, sacrament is peculiarly appointed to nourish and inacknowledging the light of thy truth, which is Christ, crease the spiritual life, when once it is begotten in they may be brought out from their darkness." the soul. All the instruments of religion do meet

" Almighty, everlasting God, who willest not the together in this ordinance; and while we address ourdeath of sinners, but always seekest for their life ; selves unto it, we are put to practise all the rules mercifully receive our prayer, and deliver them (the which are mentioned before. Then it is that we make pagans] from the worship of idols, and bring them the severest survey of our action and lay the strictest into the fold of thy holy Church, to the praise and obligations on ourselves; then are our minds raised glory of thy name; through our Lord.”

to the highest contempt of the world, and every grace In the Epistle, it is shewn that the legal ceremo- doth exercise itself with the greatest advantage; and nies could not by any means purify the conscience; then, if ever, doth the soul make its most powerful and from thence is argued the insufficiency of the sallies toward heaven, and assault it with a holy and Mosaic law, and the necessity of looking beyond it. acceptable force. And, certainly, the neglect or careThe impotency of the Levitical sacrifices is seen first less performance of this duty is one of the chief causes in their nature-they were but "shadows;" then from that bedwarfs our religion, and makes us continue of their plurality--they were “ many;" then, by their so low a size.-Ibid. repetition—they were offered year by year continually;" and again, from their inefficacy — they could

SALVATION.—The term “ salvation" implies a con

nexion with some great evil, in order to give it a never take away sins.” It is, in the nature of things, "impossible” that such sacrifices should make a real specific import. Thus, " salvation from famine," atonement to God, as the Governor of the world, for

"salvation from shipwreck;" and as God is the great the moral guilt of any transgression. Therefore it is

Arbiter of human destiny and events, and as earthly that the Messiah is described in David, as saying

agents are but the machinery in his hands, by which (upon his entrance into the world) to God the Father,

he allots good, or permits evil to his creatures, so since all other sacrifices are in vain, “ Lo, I come to

every deliverance wrought for individuals or nations, do thy will, o God.” The apostle then urges Chris

may be properly called God's salvation; but in the tians to improve the privileges which such a High- history of the world there is one paramount calamity, Priest and covenant gave them, to the purposes of a

one overwhelming disaster, which, as it mocks the confiding approach to God, a constant attendance on

power and defies the instrumentality of man to heal his worship, and a disposition to stimulate others, by

or to mitigate, so it has called forth the pity and inour exhortation and example, to all the duties of the

vited the agency of God himself to effect its removal; Christian profession; and the greater diligence is to

and it is the actual deliverance from this one awful be shewn in these duties, because we see " the day catastrophe, which is called, emphatically and excluapproaching;" to the Jews, the day of Jerusalem's

“his salvation." —Hon, and Rev, G. T. Noel.

sively, approaching destruction: to us, the day of death and GROWTH IN GRACE.— The Christian is obtaining a judgment hastening towards us.

daily and visible conquest over his corruptions.

He For an account of the subject of the Gospel, see is daily pressing toward the mark; "going on unto the preceding Sunday.

perfection;" "abounding more and more;” approaching nearer to the “ measure of the stature of the fulness

of Christ ;" rescuing at every step of his progress a The Cabinet.

new portion of his character from the waste, and clothTur SACRAMENT OF Tue Lord's Supper.--This

ing it with verdure and fruitfulness. The corruptions sacrament doth not only represent a wonder that is

of the men of the world, because left to thiemselves, or already past, but exhibits one anew. The bread and

nursed up in the cradle of self-indulgence, are daily wine that we receive are not bare and empty signs, to

gaining strength; and like the cloud seen by the proput us in mind of the death and sufferings of Christ. phet

, if at first the size of a man's hand, at length cover Our Saviour calls them bis body and blood; and such,

and darken the whole sky. The corruptions of the without question, they are to all spiritual purposes

Christian, on the contrary, are like the fig-tree witherand advantages. We are not obliged to believe, that ing under the curse of the Redeemer. Every day sees after consecration the bread and wine do vanish, and

the servant of the world fitter for perdition; every day the body and blood of Christ succeed in their room :

sees the believer riper for glory: till at last the voice our sense and reason do assure us of the contrary ;

of judgment is heard, and the one passes away to misery, the Scripture doth no where afirm it, nor did ever the

and the other to unchangeable triumph and joy.-Rev. ancient Church believe it: nor is it possible to con

J. W. Cunningham. ceive the use or benefit of this strange and unintelligible change. “ It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing." These words of our viour

Poetry. are spirit and life,” are to be understood in a vital and spiritual sense. But though these elements be

GOOD FRIDAY. not changed in their nature and substance, yet they undergo a mighty change as to their efficacy and use ;

“He is despised and rejected of men.”—Isa. liii. 3. and that food, which before could yield but little refreshment to the body, is now become a mean to

Is it not strange, the darkest hour nourish and strengthen the soul, an instrument to

That ever dawn'd on sinful earth convey unto us all those blessings that the body and Should touch the heart with softer power blood of our Saviour can afford us. As under the For comfort, than an angel's mirth ? law, a part of some sacrifices was burnt on the altar, That to the cross the mourner's eye should turn, and a part was eaten by those for whom they were

Sooner than where the stars of Christmas burn? offered; so our blessed Saviour, having offered up himself on the altar of the cross as a propitiation for the sins of men, did substitute these holy symbols in

Sooner than where the eastern sun place of his body and blood ; that we, by feasting on

Shines glorious on yon open grave, them, might get an interest in that sacrifice, and be And to and fro the tidings run, partakers of the atonement that was made, and the “ Who died to heal, is risen to save ?pardon that was purchased, by him. —Rev. II. Scougal.

Sooner than where upon the Saviour's friends The frequent and conscientious use of that holy The very Comforter in light and love descends ?

Yes, so it is; for duly there

sumptuously furnished with all the delicacies the The bitter herbs of earth are set ;

season could afford, of which he was very politely inTill, temper'd by the Saviour's prayer,

vited to partake. This, however, he not only declined And with the Saviour's life-blood wet,

to do, but accompanied his refusal by a pretty severe

lecture to the elder monks; in which he told them, They turn to sweetness, and drop holy balm,

that he thought they had retired from the world to Soft as imprison'd martyr's death-bed calm.

live a life of abstemiousness and prayer ; but he found All turn to sweet; but most of all

their monastery a house of revelling and drunkenness.

He added, moreover, that he was going to Rome, and That bitterest to the lip of pride,

he would take care that the pope should be made When hopes presumptuous fade and fall,

acquainted with the impropriety of their conduct. Or friendship scorns us, duly tried,

Alarmed at this threat, four or five of these holy friars Or love, the flower that closes up for fear,

found their way the next morning to the hotel at

which their visitor had taken up his abode, to beg When rude and selfish spirits breathe too near.

pardon for the offence they had given him by their Then, like a long-forgotten strain,

unseemly mode of living, and to entreat that he Comes sweeping o'er the heart forlorn,

would not say any thing of what had passed at the

papal see. To this request our countryman replied, What sunshine hours had taught in vain

that he should make no promise upon the subject; Of Jesus suffering shame and scorn ;

but would merely say, that if he heard that the offence As in all lowly hearts he suffers still,

was not repeated, he might probably be silent on what While we triumphant ride, and have the world at will, was past. With this sort of half assurance, the monks

were compelled to be satisfied ; but before they took His pierced hands in vain would hide

leave of the heretical reprover of their vices, they His face from rude reproachful gaze;

gave him a solemn promise that no such violation of His ears are open to abide

their rules should again be permitted, and that they The wildest storm the tongue can raise ;

would keep a constant watch over the younger men

bers of their community, to guard them against similar He who with one rough word,* some early day, excesses; and here the conference ended. Their idle world and them shall sweep for aye away.

Bishop BEVERIDGE. - In the fundamental articles But we by fancy may assuage

of true Christianity, I like none more than good Bishop The festering sore by fancy made,

Beveridge. He forgets not to raise the superstructure Down in some lonely hermitage,

of a holy life ; but he lays first the foundation, in a

true and lively trust in Christ, after the example of Like wounded pilgrims safely laid,

Paul. ---Swartz. Where gentlest breezes whisper souls distress'd,

JER. viii. 7. “ The crane and the swallow observe That love yet lives, and patience shall find rest.

the time of their coming.”—The migration and peO shame beyond the bitterest thought

riodical Aight of birds, instinctive as they must cerThat evil spirit ever fram'd,

tainly be considered, are yet peculiarly demonstrative That sinners know what Jesus wrought,

of the providential superintendence of the Creator.

The natural history of the crane furnishes striking Yet feel their haughty hearts untam'd;

evidence of this assertion. Immediately after landThat souls in refuge, holding by the cross,

ing, we were surprised and delighted with a flight of Should wince and fret at this world's little loss ! birds, which we discerned at first like a thick dark

speck in the heavens, which gradually enlarged as it Lord of my heart, by thy last cry,

approached, and discovered at length the array and Let not thy blood on earth be spent ;

order of their flight. They wheeled along their airy Lo, at thy feet I fainting lie,

movements in the form of a semicircle, enclosing

within itself numbers of smaller circles; the compoMine eyes upon thy wounds are bent;

nent parts of which were constantly shifting their Upon thy streaming wounds my weary eyes

relative positions, advancing to the front as if by a Wait like the parched earth on April skies.

sudden impulse ; then falling back to the rear, alter

nately occupying and giving place to others. The Wash me, and dry these bitter tears ;

lively competition was constantly maintained; cach of O let my heart no further roam !

them every instant passing or passed by his fellow. 'Tis thine by vows, and hopes, and fears,

All was grace and harmony, not one discordant Long since-0 call thy wanderer home!

movement throughout the whole array; every thing To that dear home, safe in thy wounded side,

appeared as if regulated by a preconcerted plan, in Where only broken hearts their sin and shame may part with freedom and precision, alike the subordi

which every member understood and performed his hide.


nates and the superiors. They were too high in the air for us to hear any noise from the steerage of their

wings, or to know what species of birds they were; Miscellaneous

but we judged them to be cranes. They held on HABAKKUK.--The conclusion of Habakkuk is, in

their steady flight from north to south, following the fact, a beginning of Christ's proper doctrine ; and

course of the river as far as the eye could accompany whoever will read it, and then pass to the beatitudes

them.-Richardson's Travels. of the sermon on the mount, will see in both the sanctions of Canaan recede, an the vision of the

LONDON :-Published by JAMES BURNS, 17 Portman Street, better kingdom opened.—Rev. I. Davisori.

Portman Square; W. EDWARDS, 12 Ave-Maria Lane, St. HOWARD AT Prague.-On reaching the convent,

Paul's; and to be procured, by order, of all Booksellers in

Town and Country. he found the holy fathers at dinner, round a table, which, though it was meagre-day with them, was

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