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with which the execrable Bourbon bigots att
busying themselves with so much jesuitical zeal. Extraordinary Thunderstorin and severe Gale at Lon- See the express time pointed out when this bas. don froin 2 to 4 o'clock in the morning of the 15th, of inutual relationship between England and South by which many ships in the port were greatly America was to happen, in my Almanack for 1823; damaged; and during which several remarkably and the train of causes by which it has been urged brilliant meteors were seen to descend.
on will be found regularly marked out in that and Dreadful devastation from a Waterspout at St. Omer's, the three preceding years' predictions, with a fidelity
which swept away several hundred houses, and that vouches for the propriety of paying attention to many lives were lost.
siderial tokens. Temporary overthrow of the Representatives of the |A successful gambler named Weare invited by three
People and Liberties of Spain by the intrigues of ruined desperadoes of his own class to a shooting Russia, France, and Germany, rather than by excursion on the borders of Hertfordshire for the armies; and a new æra taking date by the adoption preconcerted purpose, as it seems, of revenging their of a fanatical code of laws for the good of Spain dic losses by taking away his life; one being committed tated by the emissaries of Alien states, and ratified for the murder, and two others as accomplices; and at the points of 100,000 bayonets.
many more of the gang being in custody. England, over-reached by continental duplicity, after G I perceive that a dungeon scene was prognosticated
having hung off to the last extremity of im policy, I at this very season in my former number. courts the friendship of the South American states, Dreadful storm of snow, wind, and rain on the 30th
which have honourably released theinselves from the and 31st, in which many fatal accidents and losses : bondage of Spain, by hurrying off her consuls to of cattle, swept off by the inundations, happened : each state, in the hope of securing, in a juncture
8, in a juncture sorrowful wrecks and loss of crews heard of from coming on, a right of interfering in the double. all parts of the coast. sided views of France with regard to certain Murders and depredations of the most horrible descripinfamous aggressions against the infant governinents tion perpetrated daily by banditti in Ireland.
WE are now, iny fellow-countrymen, about to fulfilment of the prophecy.--Can the most dense of witness another round of seasons inerging into Eterhuman beings look back, unappalled upon that stroke nity-another year expiring, for ever. We saw it in of Omnipotence by which rocks were so suddenly and its youth all-animate, and braided with every flowery signally rent as they were when the Saviour was expiring! hue that could give beauty the power of captivation - The facts I have to adduce with regard to the We beheld it grow, and display the fairest pelections ominous character of comets, though not scriptural, are of virility in its Summer pride-we were lookin some such as carry, in my mind, conviction with them. little while ago with admiring eyes on the plesing 1. Imow that an individual of our own time has richness of its Autumna ry-but see it now,
destined to act an extraordinary part in carrying out, as it were, before us in the dismal similitue
execution certain moral dispensations in that death, while we form the pensive retinue that foll
ordained by Providence. Napoleon the Great its funeral car.-Ifthese reflections shall serve to tent
orn in August, 1769; and for several months the mind to a sedate and susceptive state, my pre
ng his birth the Northern regions of the heavens purpose will have been answered ; and I may prod
sited by one of those Blazing Messengers for to say, with the hope of fixing some impression,
Sentous character of which I am bere contendthe progress of the seasons affords a faithful embl
reached, in 1811, the zenith of his glory; not only of the instability of human life, but of hur
agh all of us may remember that luminous institutions; and, moreover, of the birth, rise, vigo
Which appeared at that time, few could know and dissolution of nations. Let me, therefore, conji
aliar characteristics which mark its astrological you all who deign to cast over these pages with
In September, 1811, when it first became willing eye not to hastily refuse a reflection on th
perceptible, it was, in its diurnal course, serivus precepts and injunctions they contain. The
at Corsica. Its splendor continued to increase are faithfully, and not fanatically or hypocritically ad
had reached 48 of north latitude; and, when dressed to you. They come stamped with solemnity
Ighest degree of lustre, it was on the Zenith of for the best of purposes-to dissuade from vice, and to
4T NOON. It then retired, gradually declín. animate to virtue. Pray let the series of prodigies
illiancy towards the south, until it seemed to which I have just been recording be pondered over
ay to nothing on that latitude of the heavens and over again-meditate well upon the inoral indica-l w brought it again daily vertical to Corsica. tions before you and after having dwelt upon them TX e circumstances that deserve the attention of until the heart becomes touched, let the words of that the ho dispute its having the ominous import Divine preceptor who demands universal confidence atta t o it; and they are bound to account for such and homage be re-called and weighed with devout re- pecun coincidences by some better argument than verence. " What sign will there be when these mere chance.-But even this is not all. During the things shall come to pass ?" was the question of his few latter weeks, as the spirit of life was evaporating disciples. “ Then said he unto them, Nation shall from the mortal body of that extraordinary man, the rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; / Blazing Star of Fate again appeared to beam upon his and great earthquakes shall be in divers places and bier on that obscure rock, severed far from the social famines, and pestilences, and fearful sights; and I world, where he was doomed, amidst a drear of waves great signs shall there be from heaven."* Now, be to years of lone reflection on the precarious tenure of aware that the heavy judgments which fell on the all human glory, and to die beneath his fiery star. Jewish nation are declared to be foretokened by the Having advanced these facts, I leave them to their celestial and terrestrial prodigies, and moral commo- effect on every rational inind; and shall take my tions just enumerated; but do not let it be supposed fervent farewell, for the present, in the subjoined that such signs were to precede the destinies of that
COLOPHON people alone. A lasting lesson concerning the signs by Let every English Church at once begin, wbich great moral vicissitudes shall be foreboded is Whate'er its tenets, to wage war with sin: here set before the whole world, present and to come. ''Tis make-game to drawl out a Christian Creed, Impressed with this sense, look then again at the extra- | Unless belief be back'd by thought-word-deed! ordinary succession of earthquakes in divers places Unless-aw'd by God's ever-chasing eyewithin the two preceding years, and let this fact sink / We think, say, do, as if that God were by! deep into the understanding-That the isles of Crete, Without ALL'THIS,“ faith” is a word to gnll: Miletus, and Samos; the regions of Campania and All praying, preaching, and professing-null. Judea; the cities of Smyrna and Rome, were all | That Church must go to wrack whose guards are seen awfully shivered; while the superb piles of Laodicea, | Resign their task t'a Lothian “ Magazine"Hierapolis, and Colosse in Lesser Asia were buried by To « Scribes and Pharisees," by Lust entic'd a series of earthquakes a few years prior to the literal | Tabet the Ministry of Antichrist. * Luke xxi.
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