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Yet, while my careful feet slow pace Ye gorgeous worms that glitter in the along
sun, O'er the dumb tales of learning and Ye worms of wealth, and vanity, of fame,
and sway; Remembrance fond recals the poet's Say bave ye ought of praise, of glory song,
won, And admiration points the chisell’d That thus ye flaunt along your name.
gaudy way? To boast the wonder of attentive 'Tis not the splendour of the cherish'd crowds,
hoard, And wrap the soul in extacied ap Pomp's carv'd atchievements, or plause,
the robe of power; To reach futurity, that spurns the 'Tis not the purple of a nation's lord. clouds,
Can calm futurity's emblazon'd And unlock harmony's enchanting
Poul av'rice watches but to gain a. For this the poet rolls hisphrensied eye, grave, And wakens rapture with his fairy And haughty pride must bow to hand;
shrinking age; For this he warbles transport to the sky, Pow's has not learnt the storms of And pours enchantment o'er a thril. death to brave, ling land.
And grạndeur crumbles from her Lise not, where Shakespeare lays his
gorgeous stage. awful dust,
The heart that loves, that is the friend The marble records of immortal
of all, fame?
And meek humility's unlordly breast, Weeps not the muse o'er Rowe's be. These are the beams that glitter o'er loved bust?
the pall, And speaks pot truth in Gay's un And sink resplendent, like the sun, titled name.
to rest. Who boasts of king's when bending And, ah! if e'er on them the Muse's o'er the shade,
eye Where lies the harp sublime of free Shed the bright influence of her born Gray ?
heav'nly fire; Who talks of pomp, or who of proud Applause shall live for ever where parade,
they lie, Where modest Thomson drops his And one eternal triumph be their spotless lay?
lyre, If courts are nobler than the Muse divine,
ROBESPIERRE. Princes and lords had long usurp'd Or aspect ruthless as the frown of fate, the praise.
Form'd to be hated, as himself could Some laurell'd Wilmot wanton'd but to shine,
Of soul too impious to be curs’d in Some Henry hoarded for immortal
Dark as that eye of death he fed sa Yet, then no more shall admiration
Of passions fir'd by ev'ry fiend that Lift from the turf that triumphs
fell, o'er the clay;
The sword of slaughter in the hand for them no tear stands quiv'ring in
of hell; the eye,
He kiss'd the steel a country's blood For them no bosom sighs its plain
had stain's, tive lay.
And died that dæmon that he liv'd Unwept, unpity'd, drooping to their
and reign'd. doom, They creep to death, por leave a
HYMN ON WINTER. trace behind ;
HARK, 'twas dark winter's sullen No plaintive Heath, lamenting, o'er voice, the tomb,
That told the glooms that reign'd; But yon cold grass that whistles to That bade the plains no more rejoice, the wind.
And all the waves be chaio'd.
And see green Autumn dies away; There, where no wintry stornis affright The pallid Sire is come,
No tempests shake the pole;
Appal the waking soul,
And love th' immortal king;
Th'eternity of spring. Thus (soft I whisper to my breast)
Man treads life's weary waste: Each step that leads to better rest, Forgot as soon as past.
IX. Discourses on the Scriptural For what is life and all its bliss
Doctrines of Atonement and SacriThe splendour of a fly,
face, with additional Remarks on the The breathing of the morning's kiss, principal Arguments advanced, and A summer's flushing sky?
the Mode of reasoning employed, by
the Opponents of those doctrines, as Dismantled lies the gaudy fiy;
held by the established Church; and Morn droops at Ev'ning's frown,
an Appendix, containing some StrieAnd Summer, tho’so gay her eye,
tures on Mr. Belsham's Review of Tempestuous terrors crown!
Mr. Wilberforce's Treatise. By the Yes, Lord; but shouts no gladd’ning Rev. WILLIAM MAGEE, D.D. day
Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Thro'this nocturnal scene?
and Professor of Mathematics in the Decks not one gem of lively ray, University of Dublin, Member of the
Grief's darksome wave unseen? Royal Irish Academy, and of the How sweet the evergreen beguiles
Literary and Philosophical Society The glooi of yonder snow;
of Manchester. Cadell, jun. and
Davies, Strand. Thus Virtue cheers, with endless
smiles, Life's wintry waste of woe.
IIESE Discourses, delivered in
the chapel of Trinity College of Howl then, ye storms; ye tempests Dublin, on Good Friday, in the years beat,
1798 and 1799, were originally comRound this unthinking head! posed with a view to the instruction I know a sweet, a soft retreat,
of the students in divinity in the uni. In Virtue's peaceful shed.
versity of Dublin, and are now, with Drive down, ye hails; pour shows
the same design, submitted to their and winds
more deliberate examination. Pale terror where I stray!
address to these gentlemen is prefixMy foot a path, yet verdant, finds
ed to the Discourses, from which the Where virtue smooths the way.
following passages are extracted :
“ In those latter days Christianity thou, by whose all gracious hand seems destined to undergo a fiercer The cherub Mercy stands,
trial than it has for many centuries Smiling at each divine command,
experienced. Its defenders are callWith fondness o'er the lands;
ed upon, not merely to resist the Ob let me ne'er with marble eye, avowed invader, who assails the citaPale shiv’ring Want reject;/
del from without, but the concealed Where mourns the long, the deep- and treacherous foe, who undermines drawn sigh,
the works, or tampers with the garri. The anguish of neglect.
son within. The tamperizing Chris. While lordly Pride and cushion'd Ease, rality, surrenders the fundamental
tian, who, under the mask of libePetition's tear despise; Oh let this band the mourner raise,
doctrine of his creed; and the imposAnd wipe her streaming eyes.
ing rationalist, who, by the illusions
of a factitious resemblance, endeaWhen death shall call me to my Lord, vours to substitute philosophy for the
To bow beneath his throne; gospel; are enemies even more to be His praise be the divine reward, dreaded than the declared and systeThat Charity has won.
matic deists. The open attacks of the
Oce,directed against the evidences The nature of this work is thus de. of Christianity have but served to scribed by the author: strengthen the great outworks of our : “ The form in which this work is faith, by calling to its aid the united now presented seems to require expowers of its adherents : wbilst the planation. The first design extendmachinations of the others, secretly ed only to the publication of the two employed against the doctrines of our Discourses, with a few occasional religion, threaten, by eluding the vi- and supplementary remarks; and gilance and lulling the suspicions of on this plan, the sermons were sent its friends, to subvert, through fraud, to press. But on farther considera. what has been found impregnable by tion, it appeared adviseable to enter force. To aid these machinations, a into a more accurate and extensive modern and depraved ,philosophy examination of the subject; even has sent abroad its pernicious sophis- though a short text should thereby be tries; infecting the sources of mora. contrasted with a disproportionate lity, and enervating the powers of body of notes.- The great vice of the manly thought, and, the better to present day, is a presumptuous preeffect these purposes, clad in those cipitancy of judgment; and there is engaging colours, which are peculiare nothing from which the cause of Ty adapted to captivate the imagina- Christianity, as of general knowledge, tions of young and ardent minds :- has suffered more severely, than from Against arts and enemies, such as that impatience of investigation, and these, the most strenuous of all who that confidence of decision, upon hasty value the religion of Christ, are at and partial views, which mark the this moment imperiously demanded. literary character of an age, unde
In what manner to prepare for this servedly extolled for its improveconflict, we are informed on high auments in reasoning and philosophy. thority. We are to take unto us the
. A false taste in morals, is naturally whok' armour of God-having on the connected with a false taste in litetreass-plate of righteousness, and our feet rature and the period of vicious shed with the preparation of the gospel dissipation, is not likely to prove the of peace; above all, taking ihe shield of æra of sober, dispassionate, and careFAITH, wherewith we shall be able to ful enquiry. There is, however, no querck all the fiery darts of the wicked; short way to truth. The nature of end taking the helmet of salvation, and things will not accommodate itself to the sword of the spirit, which is the the laziness, the interests, or the vices WORD OF God. These are the arms of men. The paths which lead to which are to ensure us victory in the knowledge are unalterably fixed, and contest-and without these arms we can be traced only by slow and cau. neither can nor ought to stand. A tious steps.” P. 5. conspiracy the most deep and deadly The first of these discourses is found. has been formed against Christianity. ed upon 1 Cor. i. 23, 24.-in which Tbe powers of darkness have combined the preacher directs the attention to their enightiest efforts. If then the two different classes of objectors to sentinels of the gospel sleep upon the sentiments these discourses are intheir posts, if they do not instantly tended to defend.-" Those who rouse to its defence, they are guilty deny the necessity of any mediation of the blackest treason to their hea- whatever ; and those who question senly master :-there is no room for the particular nature of that media. truce or accommodation. The Captain tion which has been appointed of our salvation has declared, that he whilst the Deist, on the one hand, taat is not with him is against him. The ridicules the very notion of a Media force of this declaration is at this day tor-and the philosophising Chrispeculiarly inanifest—it is now become tian, on the other, fashions it to his necessary that a broad and distinct own hypothesis, we are called on to line sbould be drawn between these vindicate the word of truth, from the who truly acknowledge the authority injurious attacks of both-and care. of revelation, and those who, whilst fully to secure it, not only against the they wear the semblance of Christians, open assaults of its avowed enemies, but lend the more etfectual support but against the more dangerous of its to the enemies of Christianity." P, false or mistaken friends." P. 4. 1, 2, 3.
On the efficacy of repentanoe aad Vol. I.
obedience, we find the following ar- the consequence of repentance here; gument:
can he adduce a counter experience o Thus, when in the outset of his to shew that it will hereafter i-The argument, the Deist tells us, that as justice and goodness of God are not obedience must be the object of God's then necessarily concerned, in virtue approbation, and disobedience the of the sioner's repentance, to remove ground of his displeasure; it must all evil consequent upon sin in the follow, by natural consequence, that next life, or else the arrangement of when men have transgressed the di events in this, has not been regulated vine commands, repentance and by the dictates of justice and goodamendment of life will place them in ness;--if the Deist admits the latter, the same situation as if they had never what becomes of his natural relis offended. He does not recollect, that gion? actual experience of the course of “ Now let us enquire, whether nature, directly contradicts the as- the conclusions of abstract reasoning sertion and that, in the coinmon oc will coincide with the deductions of currences of life, the man who, by experience; if obedience be at all intemperance and voluptuousness, times our duty, in what way can prehas injured his character, his fortune, sent repentance release us from the and his health, does not find himself punishment of former transgressions ? instantly restored to the full enjoy. Can repentance annihilate what is ment of these blessings, on repenting past? or can we do more by present of his past misconduct, and determin- obedience than acquit ourselves of ing on future amendment:~now if present obligation or does the con the attributes of the Deity demand, trition we experience, added to the that the punishment should not out positive duties we discharge, constilive the crime, on what ground shall iute a surplusage of merit, which we justify this temporal dispensation may be transferred to the reduc-the difference in degree, cannot af- tion of our former demerit? and is fect the question in the least-it mat- the justification of the philosopher, ters not, whether the punishment be who is too enlightened to be a Chris. long or of short duration; whether in tian, to be built, after all, upon the this world or the next-if the justice, absurdities of supererogation - We or the goodness of God require that may as well afirm,' says a learned punishinent should not be intricted divine, that our former obedience when repentance has taken place; • atones for our present sins, as that it must be a violation of those attri- our present obedience makes amends butes, to permitany punislıment what- for antecedent transgressions;' and ever, the most slight, or the most it is with a peculiar ill grace, that this transient:-nor will it avail to say, that sufficiency of repentance is urged by the evils of this life attendant upon those who deny the possible efficacy vice, are the effects of an established of Christ's mediation, since the ground constitution, and follow in the way of on which they deny the latter, equally natural consequence, is not that es serves for the rejection of the fortablished constitution itself, the effect mer. The necessary connection beof the disne decree? and are not its tween the merits of one being and the several operations as much the ap- acquittal of another, not being less pointment of its almighty framer, as conceivable than that between obediif they had individually Howed from ence at one time, and the forgiveness his immediate direction ?-but be- of disobedience at another.'
P. 5 sides, what reason have we to suppose, S. that God's treatment of us in a future Among the many arguments emstate, will not be of the same nature ployed by Dr. Magee, in defending as we find it in this according to the subject of his discourses, we seestablished rules, and in the way of lect the following refutation of the natural consequence? Many circum. objection, that represents the doctrine stances might be urged, on the con of the atonement, as founded upon trary, to evince the likelihood that it the divine placability: the preachor will; but this is not necessary to our observes, " The sacrifice of Christ present purpose-it is sufficient, that was never deemed by any who did
the Deist cannot prove that it will not; not wish. to culuminate the doctrine our experience of the present state of of atonement, to have made God things evinces, that indemnity is not placable, but merely viewed as the
seats apported by divine wisdom, of the Almighty; Tsubmit to his wis:
(To be continued.)
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