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its career in a most ominous age. One which has characteristies possessed by few of its predecessors. A strong belief that a glorious period is at hand; an intense anxiety for it; and an untiring energy in accelerating its approach ; are amongst the most prominent features of this age. The great mass of mankind have that belief, though they cannot agree what is to constitute the joy and glory of the period. Some believe that it will be political freedom, when every man shall be able to wave the cap of liberty on ench green hill and plain. Then all shall live in prosperity with their families, in harmony with their neighbours, and in peace with their rulers. Others regard a full education in natural, moral, and intellectual knowledge, as the first cause of that age. These consider that by such an education man would become a dignified and polished being. His intellect and moral feelings being raised to their rightful power, and his animal propensities curbed into subjection to them. Another section of the human family consider that if the bright age should come in this dispensation of God's favour, it will be constituted of a freedom from the power of sin, existing in ourselves and others : and that this will be caused by a perfect knowledge of the revealed will of God, and of a cheerful obedience unto it. Every intelligent and pious member of this section, believes, that if the happy period is not ordained to be before the personal return of the Saviour, yet that it is their duty to proclaim this knowledge and freedom; for they believe that these alone can effectually remove the cause of man's misery, and produce for him essential good. Of this faith we confess ourselves to be. Although we acknowledge the value of political freedom, in elevating man to a nobler and happier position, cheerfully admitting that it unchains his mind, pours joy into his heart, and causes him to exercise his powers of spirit and body with more life and vigour. We also know the influence of tine scientific knowledge over man-that it gives strength to the faculties of his soul, and tends to restrain him from indulging to much in animal pleasures. But it is not from his earthly circumstances, nor from a knowledge of the properties and relations of created objects, that man can obtain a pure and enduring happi. ness. Could his life glide away as a soft flowing stream, reflecting,