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but I can give very little encouragement for hope to an hour or two of this vehement and tumultuous penitence, on the very brink of damnation. "Judas "repented," but his agonies of foul hurried him to haften his own death, "that he might go to his own "place:" and there is abundance of fuch kind of repenting in every corner of hell: that is a deep and dreadful pit, whence there is no redemption, though there are millions of fuch fort of penitents; it is a strong and dark prifon, where no beam of comfort ever. fhines; where bitter anguish and mourning for fins paft, is no evangelical repentance but everlasting and hopeless forrow.


A Thought on Death.

EATH, to a good man, is but paffing thro' a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father's houfe, into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely enter taining, O, may the rays and fplendours of my heavenly apartment fhoot far downward, and gild the dark entry with fuch a chearful gleam, banish every fear when I fhall be called to pass through!

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P.131. The Beggars Petition.

See Notes & Queries 15: Series Vol. 111. p. 200 The authorship of this little poem has at times excited a good deal of attention, It has been attributed, on no very sufficientl grounds to Dr. Joshua Webster M.D; but from the Gentlemans Magazine Vol. 1xx, p. 41 it appears that it is the sutive production of the Res. Thomas Möss, Minister of Briarly Will and Trentham in Staffordshire who work it at about the age of twenty-threeHe sold the manuscript of that, and of Swernt others to Mr Smart, pinter, in Wolverhampton who, from the dread hot. Moss had of criticision


Was to fublish them on this condition that only twenty copies should have his name annexed to them, for the purpose of being presented to his relation, and friends":" Dr. Mavor in his clapical English Poetry 125. assigns it rightly to moss, pp. 239, 240. In English Minstrelsy Shinburgh 1810, 2 vols a collection coited it is said by Sir Walter Scott, (for this see Life of. J. D' Tornali lyhis son pox\w] it has "Sir John Morris" as the name of the author. Voli


and has several variations in the text.

Original Pieces. (Verse)

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p.119. A Morning Hy 121 The Lords Prayer in Verse. 122 The Soaring Lark. 123 The Fading have, or Sylvia Iustme 174. Waking out of a Frightful Dream, 125 advice to Obserne Writers on Glass. 126 Paraphrase on Nahum 1:1-7. 128. The Song of Moses.

131. The Beggars Petition 133. Endeavour to Please. (Prose) 1:37. The Churth Ward,


139 The Danger of Late Repentance, 140. A Thought on Death.



Since the Boggers Petition is included
Original Pieces it may be informed that this Collection
Was compiled and sdited by the "Rev. Thomas Moss -

and not the

Were this the proper version of Mosi poen the above inference might be justified. Moss named his poem " The Beggar Beggar's petition, and there are other variations in this version of which he disapproved. See Shaw's Staffordative

vol. I. p. 238.

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