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wich on the first News of Peace- Ah! suré 'tis false! but yet if no, Lines for the Album at Cossey, the Ven I again my mioder see, Seat of Sir William Jerningham, Bart. Such joy I at hier sight vould show
- The Voice of him I love-The Dat she vould tink it must be me. Complaint-Address of a Felon to his
Den, kindest missa, be my friend; Child on the Morning of his Execu- Yet dat indeed you long become; tion, respectfully inscribed to the
But now one greatest favour lend, Philanthropic Society-The Virgin's O find me chance to see my home! First Love-Stanzas written under And ven I'm in my moder's arms, folus's larp--Consumption-Epi- And tell de vonders I have know, gram-Lines addressed to Mr. Biggs, I'll say, most best of all de charms Fatherless Fanny--The Despairing Vas she who feel for negro's woe. Wanderer-The Orphan Bor's Tale Symptoms of Love-Lines respect
And she shall learn for you dat prayer
Vat l vould liave dem do to me;From the Negro Boy's Tale we se- But if dey preach and practise too, Ject the part in which he petitions A negro slave mie should not be. young lady just ready to embark for Missa, dey say dat our black skin England to take him with her. Be ugly, ugly to der sight;
But surely it' dey look vidin, “ Missa, poor Zambo cried, sweet Missa, de negro's heart be vite.
land Dev tell me dat you go to see,
Yon cocoa nut no smooth as silk, Vere, soon as on de shore he stand,
But rough and ugly is de rind;
Ope it, sweet meat and sweeter milk De helpless Negro slave be free.
Vidin dat ugly coat we find.
Ah missa! smiling in your tear,
I see you know vat I'd impart;
De milk vidin be Zambo's heart. Oh! ven no slave, a boat I buy,
Dat heart love you, and dat good For me a letel boat vould do,
laud And over wave again Lily
Vere every negro slave be free, Mine own loved negro land to view.
Oh! if dat England understand Ob! I should know it quick like tink, De negro's wrongs, how wrath she No land so tine as dat í sée,
be! And den perhaps upon de brink No doubt dat ship she never send My moder night be look for me!
Poor harmless negro slave to buy, It is long time since lass ve meet,
Nor vould she e'er de wretch beten I vas take by bad vite man,
friend And noder cry, and kiss his feet,
Dat dare such cruel bargain try. Andshrieking after Zambo ran. O missa's God! dat country bless! O missa! long, how long me feel (Here Anna's colour went and came, Upon mine arins her lass embrace!
But saints might share the pure disVile in de dark, dark ship I dwell,
tress, Long burn her tear upon my face.
For Anna blush'd at others' shame.) How glad me vas she did not see
But, missa, say; shall I vid you De heavy chain my body bear;
To dat sweet England now depart, Nor close, how close ve crowded be,
Once more mine own good country Nor feel how bad, how sick de air!
view, Poor slaves ! --but I had best for
And press my moder on my heart?
Then on his knees poor Zambo fell, get. Dey say (but teaze me is deir joy)
While Anna tried to speak in vain : Me grown so big dat ven ve meet
The expecting boy she could not tell My moder vould not know her boy.
He'd ne'er his mother see again."
THE ORCHAN BOY'S TALE. On reading, since the Duke of Bedford's
Death, Mr. Burke's Litter reflecting * Stay, lady, stay, for merey's
on his Grace. sake, And hear a helpless orphan's tale !
“ Such were the stern reproofs, ilAh! sure my looks must pity wake,
lustrious shade! "Tis want that makes my cheeks so That once to thee a warning voice pale.
convey'd; Yet I was once a mother's pride, Thus he, whose eloquence enchants And my brave father's hope and joy;
the world, But in the Nile's proud fight he died, Against thy head his powerful thunAnd I am now an ORPHAN BOY.
ders hurled Poor foolish child! how pleas'd was I, Thus thy bright path the modern When news of Nelson's victory came, The sorrowing parent in the states
Tully crossed, Along the crowded streets to fly
man lost; And see the lighted windows fame! To force me home my mother sought;
Thus he, whose praise thou haust
been proud to share, She could not bear to see my joy; For with my father's life 'twas bought,
To stop thy progress bade his light
nings glare. And made me a poor ORPHAN BOY.
But, had not death those lips in siThe people's shouts were long and lence closed
Which still by turns each varying My mother, shuddering, closed her passion roused, ears;
Had that afilicted genius lived to see Rejoice! rejoice! still cried the The increasing merit that distinguishcrowd,
ed thee, My mother answered with her tears. And then beheld thee from the world Why are you crying thus, said I,
removed, While others laugh and shout with When most deserving and when' most joy?
beloved, She kissed me,--and, with such a He would, forgetting all his anger sigh!
past, She cali'd me her poor ORPHAN O'er tliy fair fame his sheltering BOY.
wings have cast; What is an orphan boy? I said,
Thy • few and idle years' no longer
scorn'd, When suddenly she gasp'd for breath, And her eyes closed;-1 shriek'd for But as a public loss thy death beaid,
mourn’d,-But, ah! her eyes were closed in
Nor thee 'a poor rich man' have
dar'd to deem, death. My hardships since I will not tell :
But own'd him truly rich whom all
esteemi,But, now no more a parent's joy, Ah! lady,-I have learnt too well
No longer thought derivative thy What 'tis to be an ORPHAN BOY.
But owned thy virtues nobler than thy Oh! were I by your bounty fed !
birth; Nay, gentle lady, do not chide,
And, while too well he felt the paTrust me, I mean to earn my bread; The sailor's orphan boy has pride. When doom'd a darling offspring to Lady, you weep!--Ha! this to me!
forego, You'll give me clothing, food, em. Fated to follow to the silent grave
The child whose opening virtues transLook down, dear parents! Jook, and
He, as he sorrowed for thy early Your bappy, happy ORPHAN BOY."
And saw in fancy thy untimely tomb,
no end of regarding what angry oppoLXXX. THE TRUE CHURCHMEN nents merely affirm of each other. On
ASCERTAINED; or, An Apology for this plan, the chief of the apostles may those of the Regular Clergy of the be represented as "mad;' and Christ Establishment, who are sometimes himself charged with immorality and called Evangelical Ministers: occa- obnoxious connections. Nor do sheer sioned by the publications of Drs. Pa vulgar prejudices, suppositions that ley, Hey, Croft; Messrs. Daubeny, those who differ from us, in religious Ludlam, Polwhele, Fellowes, the Reo opiniou are a kind of monsters in the viewers, &c. &c. By JOHN OVER- creation, at all change their nature, TON, A. B.
whether they proceed from the great
• vulgar' or the small, from the chair HE method adopted by the au
of some learned seminary or from
that of the nursing room." Preface, plained in the preface. “The man- p. vi-vui. ner in which the subject is here treat- Judging by the quotations made ed, is as old-fashioned as the doc- from the works to which this is op. trine which is defended. A leading posed the above paragraph appears to characteristic of this is, to advance be a just contrast to represent the nothing without PROOF; to claim conduct of each party. credit for nothing which is not either In discussing this subject our aufounded in argument, or supported by thor divides his work into nine chaptestimony; and, in the use of this tes- ters, in the first of which the main timony, to admit nothing at second question is stated, and urged against hand, but to bring forward the 'vouch: the assailants, froin their conduct in ers to speak for themselves, or, at the subscription,—their own cor.cessions, least, to specify their names, and and the complaints of several eminent characters,' and places of abode. Bishops. This, it must be confessed, is a pro
Chap. II. contains The real sense cess which, besides being unfashion- of the articles and doctrines of our Reable, is liable to many serious objec- formers, investigated, and appealed to, tions and inconveniences. Whoknows on the question. In this chapter are not how much more difficult it is to three sections. Sect. I. The true in. prove than barely to affirm, almost in terpretation sought, from—our differ. the plainest matter Who sees not ent forms as they illustrate and es. the drudgery and tediousness of such a plain each other; the title, and preprocedure, and the aukward appear- amble annexed to the articles ; the ance of the margin which it occa- circumstances and object of our resions? And how shall all this be en. formers; their other public and apdured? How much more easy and proved writings, and the authorities compendious a method of treating an they respected. Sect. 2. The true in. opponent it is, to class him at once terpretation of the Articles further with persons whose principles or cha- sought from the known private sentiracters are generally obnoxious, with ments of our Reformers. whom he may happen to hold some Chap. III. An Examination whose things in common; and constantly to teaching most resembles that of our assail him with their absurdities ! How Church and her Reformers, in re. much more simple a process it is, to spect to the use made of the peculiar get furnished with a few indefinite Doctrines of the Gospel, and the neterms of abuse, which, as the late ex- cessity of practical Christianity. cellent Bishop Horne affirms of them, From this chapter, wherein the va• always signify what the imposers rious opinions concerning real memplease to mean and the people to bership of the Church of England hate ;' and with these, as with a sort and of Christ are stated and examined, of magic, to overwhelm him at a we give the following extracts : stroke.
“But let us see how the teachers in “ Tedious however, as the mode question speak, with respect to the of investigation here adopted is, in necessity of internal and practical questions of fact, of which kind the Christianity, in order to salvation.present enquiry must chiefly be con- The Antijacobin Reviewers then, in sidered, the wisdom of ages has dis- opposition to those who contend for covered no method so certain for arriving a truth. And really, there is See Maills xi. 19, and Acts xxvi. 24
this kind of religion, say, 'our church who every Lord's Day attend the ' supposes all who are baptized to be service of the church' Yet surely * in a state of salvation!' 'Now if this he must have heard of the sin of phaphrase has any meaning, as it is here risaism, and the mere form of god. used, it must mean all, whatever be liness, which our Lord and his proe their characters; for that baptized phets and apostles so severely reprepersons, who possess a Christian cha- hend. Surely his attention to such racter, are in this state, the divines subjects cannot be so superficial, but they are opposing do not deny. By he must know persons who are in a state of salvation' they must also habits of occupying their pews in the be understood to mean, a state in parish church, and are yet notoriously which if men die, they will inherit the guilty of some of those sins, of the kingdom of heaven; for that all pro- which the Scripture solemnly and refessing Christians are so far in a state peatedly declares,' that they who do of salvation, as to enjoy church privin such things shall not inherit the king. leges, and the means of salvation, no. "dom of God 5.' body denies.
“ According, however, to the same “Mr. Daubeny, in like manner, notion, Dr. Paley, Dr. Croft, and their sees no difference between the true admirers, teach, that the scripture church of Christ and the national titles of elect,' called,' saints, church; represents professed mem- being in Christ,' &c. • were intended bership with this national society, as •in a sense common to all Christian forming the line of distinction between converts, and that the application the world which lieth in wickedness of such titles to distinguish individuals and a state of condemnation before amongst us, the professors of ChristiGod, and those who are in a state of anity, from one another 6, argues the sanctification and salvation; and greatest ignorance and presumption. , speaks indiseriminately of all who “ In further conformity to this doc. bave been regularly baptized, and re- trine, the scripture terms and phrases main in the established communion," * conversion,' regeneration,' ihe be256 members of Christ's body,' pars coming · dead to sin' and alive from "takers of Christ's spirit,' the pecu- the dead,' the being made 'sons of
liar property of Christ, and as hav- • God from children of wrath,' and ing a peculiar interest in him:' in all the other passages of God's word other words, as translated from the by which the change that leads from * world,' delivered from the powers this difference in the state and cha. of darkness, and heirs with Christ racters of men is represented, these di, of an eternal kingdom?' • Every vines tell us, now MEAN NOTHING;'
Christian, that is, every professed that is, as they explain it, nothing to Christian, he says again, after being us, or to any one educated in a chriscalled to reconsider the subject, who tian country p.117, 118. ' is living in a state of communion Chap. IV. The inquiry pursued with with the Church,' namely with that regard to the doctrine of ORIGINAL visible society' of Christians, ' where SIN, and the consequent state and the episcopal form of government is character of man, in this world, as A * to be found, is in the sure road to sal- SINNER.
'varion", Yet surely the sign of Chap. V. The investigation conti. i schism may be heinous, the ministra- nued with respect to the doctrine of
tions of self-constituted teachers pre- KEPENTANCE. sumptuous and inefficacious, and the Chap. VI. The question prosecuted advantages of a conscientious adhe- with regard to the doctrine of justirence to our established church ines
FICATION. timable, and this consequence not ful- In these chapters the author insists low." p 115, 116.
that the clergy he defends strictly and "Mr. Polwhele considers it among conscientiously adhere to and preach the greatest extravagancies, to think the doctrines clearly maintained in unfavourable of the state of many
5 See 1 Cor. vi. 9, 10; Gal. v. 19-21. April, 1799, p. 69.
6 See Dr. P.'s Visitation Sermon, Carlisle, Guide, p. 15, 16, 171, 172, 234, and 1777, p. 11, 12 ; Dr. C.'s Preface to his paesim.
Thoughts, &c.; and Mr. Clapham's Sere 3 Appendix, Letter 7.p. 452, quoted also in the Auti-jacobin Review, Feb. 1800, p. 141.
7 Dr. P.'s Sermon, p. 15–19, and Dr. * Letter to Dr. Hawker, p. 38.
C.'s Abridgment of it.
the Articles and Liturgy of the Church the present morality of the stage! of England, which every minister of There is surely something very difthat Church must subscribe, and swear ferent in the spirit and deportment he fully believes. But that his oppo- inculcated in the one and exhibited pents by their writings (from which in the other. Rarely does the comare given copious extracts) despise plete entertainment of an evening those very doctrines they have so- terminate without being polluted with Jeninly sworn to, and pour contempt open profanation of God's name, irupon those clergymen who believe reverent allusions to things sacred, their truth, and steadily support them. or gestures and innuendos which in
Chap. VII. “ The question of ad- ordinary life would shock common herence pursued in respect to the modesty. And is this consistent doctrine of GOOD WORKS, with a with loving God with all our beart, vindication of our tenets on this and in all things seeking his glory?' head.” This chapter contains three Is this acting according to the spirit sections.
of the seventh commandment, to Section I. Concerning the stan. seek our entertainment, or as some DARD of morals. This the author will have it, our moral improvement, and his friends consider to be the amidst profanation and obscenity ? whole moral law of God, which the “ But the worst is, that what is opponents represent as severe and esteemed good in these amusements rigid on the part of God, and main- is good for nothing. The morality tain that the Almighty is satisfied they usually inculcate, is equally at with our defective obedience. Hav. variance with the more sublime preing noticed the duties of the first ta- cepts of Scripture, and the plain du. ble, our author proceeds to the duties ties of common life. It is, for the of the second "Swearing and most part, founded in pride, in ambi
drunkenness,' and such other giar- tion, in excessive love of fame, in the "ing vices, that make the most noise exaltation of one virtue at the ex.
in the world,' they say, are the pence of another, in fiction, in extra* signs of thoughtless minds rather vagance, or in absurdity. The ob. .than of a depraved heart,!'--The ject of the conductors of those scenes vices of the universities have, doubt- is to attract and gratify the multitude, less, been exagerated. In respect in order to gain, but chaste and corto Cambridge, at least, it is certainly rect representations of human life more than poetic licence to affirm, and manners will not effect this end. that study languishes and einulation Their entertainments, therefore, are sleeps?. A far greater proportion of studiously accommodated to the reignher members, it may be safely af. ing taste and appetites of their guests. firmed, are industrious, and, in the And hence the very zest and soul of ordinary sense of the words, more so.
them consists in what is wrong, in exber and moral, than is often ima- citing and cherishing those tempers gined. But there is, it must also be and passions, which it is the object of admitted, both here and in the sister Christianity to restrain and subdue ; seminary, a class who are, as the and their general tendency can only poet justly describes them, brothel- be to dissipate and corrupt. Jers, impure, spendthrifts, and vic- “ The foreign and poisonous trash tims of the most complicated intem. which is now the rage, is indeed inperance 3. Yet, when characters of fidelity and licentiousness without a this class are objected against as un
mask 6. And for the rest, even fit to be admitted into the Holy Or- Voltaire, a Deist, testifies of our Eng • der of Priests,' Dr. Croft softly . lish comedy,' that the incidents styles these enormities the irregula- and language of it are those of ribal* rities of young men,' which, he says, 'dry and debauchery?' Archbishop * are with ingenuous minds their own Tillotson denominates the playhouse, remedy't.'
• the devil's chapel; the school and “And will they pretend to strict nursery of lewdness and vice 6.' Prenotions of the moral precepts of Chris cisely similar were the sentiments of tianity, who can reconcile them with
$ See, e g. Every one has his Fault ; The 1 Review of Policy, &c. p. 29.
Wedding Day; The Stranger; The Beg2. See Cowper's Task, p. 83.
gar's Opera ; Pizarro, &c. 4 See ibid, p. 84.
6 Kotzebue's, &c.
8 Works, vol. i. Sermon biii.