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Hyneneal cautions to our Fair Readers

15 that sacred rule of "e doing in all things to others, according as you wish that they should do unto you." For this end, impress upon your minds a deep sense of the original and natural equality of men. Whatever advantages of birth or fortune you possess, never dis piay them with an ostentatious superiority. Leave the subordinations of rank, io regulate the intercourse of more advanced years At present it becomes you to act among your companions, as man with man." Remember, how unknown to you are the vicissituues of the world; and how often they, on whom ignorant and contemptuous men have looked down with scorn, have risen to be their superiors in future years.' Compassion is an emotion of soul, of which you ought never to be ashamed. Gracelul in youth is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe. Let not ease and indulgence contract your affections, and wrap you up in selfish enjoyMente Accustom yourselves in think of the distresses of human lite ; of the solitary cottage, the dying parent, and the wet ping orphan! Never sport with pain and distress, in any of your amusements ; nor treat even the meapest insect with wanton cruelty. For He who formed them, created youn--HE who endued them with an jpstinct for self-preservation, gave you the gitt of reason--and to the gift attached a high degree of responsibility. In a word Jearn early to deal justly, to love mercy----und to walk humbly with your

God; then his goodness and mercy will accompany you all the days of your life, and you will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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HYMENEAL CAUTIONS TO OUR

FAIR READERS. In

Whilst ease and plenty banish care; Choose for the partner of your bed; Ye in soft pleasures waste the day, Whom Virtue and Religion guide, Amidst the debonair and gay"; From att extremes of vice and pride ; With candour read-- with care attend Descended from a worthy line, These gentle strictures of a friend ; In person, decent-(if not fine : Which well observed, secure you'll By Nature hap’ly fornied to please, tread,

By blending dignity with ease; By conscious peace, and virtue led, Discreetly gay, politely bred, of life the tragi-comic stage,

In men and

science duely read, Amidst a vain, licentious age. You or your friends to entertain,

Shun--the weak Fop, whose only care With serious or amusing vein ; Is to adjust his dress and air; To gain respect in public life, Who seli-enaniour'd, ne'er to you To shun in private petty strife ; Proper respect will think is due. By counsel aid, by reasons

sway, The Raitte, Rake aud Debauchee, As love and duty point the way; Who place their bliss in luxury; Your riews enlarge, your taste refide, In taverns, stews, and sports, and noise, And fit your souls for joys divine. Averse to calm, domestic joys.

When such bright youths attract The infidel whose daring aim, Is all Religion to defame;

Regardless of the public voice, Who'll vow, protest, his honour plight, Or wealth, or lands, those tinsel things, Then laugh to scorn each sacred rite. From whence no real confort springs; The ploding Cit, whose anxious mind, is Health, peace and competence,” you Ta stocks and trade alone confin'd,

know The arts of pleasing must detest, Are all you can enjoy below : When of your wealth and you possess’d. Of these secure, with those you prize,' The sportsnian rude, the sullen clown, The arts of coquetry despise ; Whose features ever wear a frown ; With gen'rous, warmth their suit apo Whose vulgar ways, & awkward mein, prove, Excite disgust and raise the spleen. For love alonc cap cherish love; Each sordid wretch, whó hopes in vain That tender sympathy inspire, Your hearts by settlements to gain ; And mutual fervour of desire, Rates female merit, wit and sense, Which sanctify the nuptial rite, By pounds, by shillings and by pence. With constant and serene delight';

Detesting these with all their wiles, Make each revolving 'period sweet, Affected compliments and smiles; And bliss--if bliss ontarthto-compleat,

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Essays and thoughts on various subjects.

AFFECTION TO PARENTS. bring uit N amiable youth was lamenting, in terms of the sincerest grief, the deatk

of a most affectionate parent. His companion endeavoured to, console hin by the reflection, that he had always behaved to the deceased duty, tenderness and respect. So I thought, replied the youth, whilst my parent was living; but now I recollect, with pain and sorrow, many instances of dis obedience and neglect, for which, alas! it is too late to make atonement.

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4 MAGISTRATES.While justice on public offenders is duly executed, public calamities will not be sent.

Unless Magistrates are upon their guard; they will be made the instruments of wicked men, or of their revenge.

To fear the displeasure of men, and not to fear doing injustice, is an effect of infidelity. Marims of the World.

Maxims of the Gospel. !!!, All this wilt I give thee.

Sell all that thou hast. Let us eat and drink.

Hunger and thirst after righteousness. Vindicate yourself.

Turn thy cheek to him that smiteth thee: A servile temper.

Blessed are the meek. A cowardly temper,

Forgive your enemies. A servile fawning.

Love your eneinies. An unreasonable patience. .

Bless them that curse you. Charity begins at home.

Freely ye have received, freely give., Every inan has his faults.

Be ye perfect, even as your Father in
Heaven is perfect

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ESSAYS AND THOUGHTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS.'

CATHARINE I. Of RUSSIA. HE was not very brilliant and quick in her understanding ; but the reason

why the Czar was so fond of her, was her exceeding good temper; she never was seen peevish or out of humour; obliging and civil to all, and never forgetful of her former condition.-Peter was subject to occasional horrors, which at times rendered himn gloomy and suspicous, and raised his passions to such a height, as to produce a temporary inadness. In these dreadful moments Catharine was the only person who ventured to approach him; and sạch was the kind of fascination she had acquired over him, that her presence had an ipstantaneous effect, and the first sound of her voice composed his mind and calmed his agonies. From these circumstances she seemned necessary, not only to his comfort, but to his very existence : she became his inseparable companion on his journies into foreign countries, and even in all his military expeditions:

CYRUS had taken the wife of Tigranes, and asked him what he would give, to save her from servitude : He replied, all that he had in the world, and his own life into the bargain. Cyrus, upon this, very generously restored her, and pardoned what had passed. All were full of his praises upon this occasion, some commended the accomplishments of his mind, others those of his person. Tigranes asked his wife, wirether she did not greatly admire him? "I never looked at him," said she. “ Not look at him!" returned be ; "upon whom then did you look?".« Upon him,” replied she, "who offered his own-life to redeem ine from slavery.”—This charming example should be copied into our behaviour in the house of God;" where we should behold and contemplate the beauties and perfections of that blessed person alone, who actualJy did give bis life a ransoin for us.

WOULD you see human vanity and misery at the highest? Behold the globe of the world carried in procession before the corpse of the Emperor Charles VII. who, during the short of lis reign keep possession of one small unívrtunate province,

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THE

Churchman's Monthly Magazine.

[ Vol. I. ]

OCTOBER, 1804.

[ No. 10. ]

The following PRAYERS and Tables were added, in a pamphlet, to the DIRECTIONS FOR A DEVOUT AND DECENT BEHAVIOUR IN THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD, published in the two preceding numbers.

A PRAYER
AT OUR FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE CHURCH.

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ORD, I am now in thine house ; assist, I pray Thee, and accept of my

services. Enable me, and all who shall this day meet in Thy name, to worship. Thee in spirit and in truth.

Let thy Holy Spirit help our infirmities, and dispose our hearts to serieusness, attention, and devotion; and grant that we may improve this opportunity to the honour of thy Holy name, and the benefit of our souls, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A PRAYER
AT CHURCH, AFTER THE SERVICE IS ENDED.
LESSED be thy name, O Lord, for this opportunity of attending Thee

, in thy bouse and service. Grant that I, and all that profess thy name, may be doers of thy word, and not bearers only. Pardon our wanderings and imperfections; and accept 5 both us and our services, through our only Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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In order to assist pious Christians in their religious exercises of private devo

tion, where other helps may be wanting, it has been thought convenient to add the two following Tables. The first of the COLLECTs in the book of conimon prayer, as they may suit the general or particular circumstances of Christians—the other of the book of PSALMS ; which abounds with a vartety of divine thoughts, holy ejaculations, and religious meditations for prayers, praises, and thanksgivings.

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An Alphabetical TABLE nf the Weekly COLLECTS in the Book of Common

Prayer, reduced under proper Heads,

AFFLICTION.
RAYERS for Deliverance from, and Support under Afflictions. Collects
Sunday in Lent.

ANGELS.
A Prayer for the Guardianship of Angels. Collect for St. Michach.

CHARITY. See LOVE,

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An alphabetical Table of the weekly Collects, sc.

CHASTITY.
A Prayer for Chastity. Collect for the first Sunday in Lent.

CHRIST.
A Prayer for the Imitation of Christ. Collects for the Sunday nert before

Eusicr, and the second Sunday after Easter.
For the Benefit of CHRÈST's Deatlt. Collect for the Annunciation.;

CHURCH.
Prayers for the Universal Church. Collects for the fifth Sunday after Epiph-

an, the third Sunday after Easter, St. John the Evangelist, and the two first Collects for Good Friday: For the C mity of the Church. Collect for St. Simon and Jude. For tie peace of the Church. Collects for the fifth, sixteenth, and twenty second Sundays after Trinity.

COMFORT.
A Prayer for spiritual Comfort. Collect for the Sunday after the Ascension.

CONTRITION.
A prayer for Contrition. Collect for A'sh-Wednesday.

COVETOUSNESS.
A prayer against Covetousness. Collect for St. Atatther's Day.

COURAGĖ.
A Prayer for Christian Courage. Collect for St. John Baptist.

ENEMIES
À pruyer' for Deliverance from Enemies. Collect for the third Sunday in Lent.

EXAMPLE. Prayers that we may follow the Example of CHRIST. Collects for the Sunday next before Easter, and the second Sunday after Easter.

FAITH Prayers for a right and firmy Faith. Collects for Trinity Sunday, St. Thomas

and St. Mark. For Fuith, Hope, and Charity. Collect for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

GRACE. Prayers for Grace and Assistance in our Christian Course. Collects for the

fourth Sunday in Advent, second in Lent, Easter-Day, third Sunday after Euster, and the first, seventh, and thirteenth after Trinity.

HEAVEN. A prayer for Heavenly Desires. Collect for Ascension-Day. For Adumittance to the Enjoyment of God in Heaven. Collects for the Epiphany? the sixth Sunday after Epiphany, and the Sunday after Ascension.

HUMILITY. A prayer for Humility and Patience. Collect for the Sunday before Easier.

ILLUMINATION. Prayers fór Illumination, or a right Fudgment in all Things. Collects for Whitsunday, first Sunday after Épiphany, and the ninth after Trinity.

JUDGMENTS. Prazjers for Deliverance from Judgments. Collects for Septuagesina, Seragesima and the fourth Sunday in Lent.

LOVE. Prayers for the Love of God and his Laws. Collects for the fourth Sunday

after Easter, and the sixth, secenth, and fourteenth after Trinity. For Love and Charity. Collect for Quinquagesima Sunday.

MINISTERS. A prayer for the Fitness of Ministers. Collect for St. Matthias. That they may be diligent. Collect for St. Peter's Day. That their Labours may be successful. Collect for the third Sunday in Advené.

'MORTIFICATION. Prayers for Mortification. Collects for Circumcision and Easter-Ere.

OBEDIENCE. Prayers that we may obey, and follow the Doctrine of the Apostles. Collect

for the Conversion of St. Paul and St. John Baptist. See Good WORKS.

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of the design of the Psalms of David,

PRAYERS. For the Acceptance of our prayers. Collect for the tenth Sunday after Trinity.

PROVIDENCE. Prayers for Protection by God's Providence. Collects for the second, third, fourth, and twentieth Sundays after Trinity.

PURITY.
A prayer for purity of Heart. Collect for the purifcation.

RENOVATION.
A prayer for it. Collect for Christmas-Duy.

RELIGION. A prayer that we may be truly Religious. Collect for the sètenth Sunday after Trinity.

SAINTS.
Prayers for the Imitation of them. Collects for Innocents-Day, St. Stephen,
St. Philip, St. James, St. John Baptist, and All Saints.

SCRIPTURE.
A prayer before reading the Scripture. Collect for the second Sunday in
Advent.

SIN,
Prayers for Conversion from Sin. Collects for the first Sunday in drent,

the first Sunday after Easter, St. Andrew, St. James, and St. Matthetv. For Pardon of sin. Collects for the twelfth, twenty-first, and frienty-fourth Sundays after Trinity.

SINCERITY.
A prayer for it. Collect for the third Sunday after Easter.

HOLY SPIRIT.
Prayers for the Direction of the Holy Spirit. Collects for the ninetcenth
Sunday after Trinity, and fifth after Enster.

TEMPTATIONS.
Prayers for Deliverance from, and Support under Temptations. Collects for
the fourth Sunday after Epiphuny, and the second in Lent.

THOUGHTS.
A prayer against evil Thoughts. Collect for the fifth Sunday after Easter.

UNBELIEVERS.
A prayer for Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Heretics. The third Collect for
Good-Friday.

GOOD WORKS.
Prayers for Fruitfulness in Good Works. Collects for the fifth Sunday after

Easter, and the first, ninth, elerent, thirteenth, setenteenth, and wenty-
fifth Sundays after Trinity,

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A short Account of the Occasion and Design of the Psalms of DAVID ;

which may serve in the private Use of that Divine Book, as an Help to find
out such Psalms as may suit the general or particular Circumstances of
Cliristians.
M
(OST of the Psalms are Prayers, composed when Datid, or some other

prophetic Author, was exposed to great Danger or Affliction ; and therefore tlies to God as his only Help in Time of Need, impiores his Miercy, the Pardon of Sins or Deliverance from Dangers and Allicin. Many are Psalms of Thanksgiving for Mercies received; some are designed to clisplay the Attributes and Perfections of God, while others convey to us the most useful Moral Instructions: Lastly, some of the Psalms are propheticul, and some few historical. All the Psalms may be profitably applied io the Christian Dispensation, and used for the Purposes of Instruction and Devotion by the Christian Church.*

PRAYERS,
I. Prayers for Pardon of Sin. Psalın 6, 25, 38, 51, 130.

* Sec the elegant and pious Commentary of Bishop HORNE on the Psalms

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