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MR. ANDERSON took leave of his friend ; but he did not live to retrieve his affairs or to return to China. When the account of his death, and of the distress in which he had left his family, reached Canton, the Chinese Merchant called on one of the gentlemen of the factory who was about to return to Europe, and ad. dressed him in the following manner :-“ Poor MR. Anderson dead,-I very sorry,-he good man,-he friend,--and he leave two childs,-they poor,—they have nothing,-they childs of my friend,-you take this for them, tell them China-man friend sent it,”— and he put into the gentleman's hand a sum of money for MR. ANDERSON's children, amounting to several hundred pounds. [HULBERT's Museum Asianum, p. 84, 85.]

THE JUVENILE NATURALIST,

FOR DECEMBER, 1822.

(From Time's Telescope for 1822.")
“ The year's gay verdure, all its charms, are gone,

And now comes old December, chill and drear,
Dragging a darkling length of evening on,

Whilst all things droop, as nature's death were near. “ From the fall of the leaf, and withering of the herb, an unvarying death-like torpor oppresses almost the whole vegetable creation, and a considerable part of the animal, during this portion of the year. The whole race of insects, which filled every part of the summer-landscape with life and motion, are now either buried in profound sleep, or actually no longer exist, except in the unformed rudiments of a future progeny. Many of the birds and quadrupeds, as the frog, lizard, badger, hedgehog, &c., are retired to concealments, from which not even the calls of hunger can force them. The bat is found in caverns, barns, &c. suspended by the claws of its hind feet, and closely enveloped in the membranes of the fore feet. Dor-mice, squirrels, water-rats, and field-mice, provide a large stock of food for the winter season.

“ Rain and wind are now extremely prevalent; and as the frost seldom sets in till the latter end of the month, December may be reckoned the most unpleasant of the whole year. At other times, however, November is better entitled to this appellation, and December has occasionally put on a milder character.

" The evergreen trees with their beautiful cones, such as firs and pines, are now particularly observed and valued. In the warmer countries, where shade is more desirable, their worth and beauty are more regularly appreciated. The redbreast is still heard to chant his cheerful strain,' and the sparruw chirps.

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“ The oak, the beech, and the hornbeam, in part, retain their leaves, and the ash its keys. The common holly, with its scarlet berries, is now conspicuous, as is the pyracanthus with its bunches or wreaths of fiery berries on its dark green thorny sprays; and those dwarfs of the vegetable creation, mosses, and the liverwort, now attract our notice."

BRIEF ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES,

FOR DECEMBER, 1822. "The Moon rises, on the 1st, soon after seven at night : on the sixth, she rises in the morning. On the 15th, the crescent of the Moon is seen, at sun-set, near the horizon, in southwest-by-south. On the 19th, the Moon is on the meridian at thirty-five minutes past four in the afternoon. On the 23d, she is on the meridian at thirty-seven minutes past seven. Saturn is below her to the cast, and she will have passed him before her next appearance. On the 28th is Full Moon, at four minutes past six in the morning.

“ MERCURY is a morning star.

“VENUS is a morning star till the 24th, and after that time an evening star. ,

" MARS is an evening star. He is about an hour and a half above the horizon after sun-set; and they who have a good horizon in south-west-by-south, will have the opportunity of noticing his passage under Herschel on the 2d, at the distance of three quarters of a degree.

« JUPITER is on the meridian about eleven at night on the 5th, and half past nine on the 24th.

SATURN is on the meridian at about half past nine at night on the 4th, and eight on the 23d.

(Evening Amusements.)

POETRY.

LINES ON A YOUNG LADY, WHO WAS GONE TO VISIT A FOREIGN COUNTRY.

By H. S. BOYD, Esq. On! if on earth her gentle footsteps stray, May angels wreathe with heavenly flowers her way ; If the dark ocean bear her lovely form, May seraphs charm the wave, and lull the storm. On land, at sea ; in sickness, and in health ; In joy or sorrow, poverty or wealth ; Whate'er her lot; calm, trouble, pain, or rest; If Thou be with her, she is truly blest.

Parent of Good, Eternal Source of Light, Whose sacred stream, for ever clear and bright,

Through every age illuminates the mind,
And brings celestial treasures to mankind;
o bid the sanctifying waters flow
Oʻer Miriain's soul, and life and grace bestow.
When on thy blessed and mysterious book,
In search of truth, her eyes intently look,
May the stupendous subject fill her soul,
Each thought direct, each earth-bord wish controul !
Christ, and his great salvation, claim her care:
May Carist alone her thoughts, her feelings share!
And as a tender plant, to which is given
To court the breeze, and drink the dew of heaven;
So may her mind, her heart, her soul, inherit
The copious dew of thy all-quickening Spirit !
May bcams divine her growing graces nourish,
And her increasing virtues ever flourish!
And as the stem, which bears the blushing rose,
Resigns its brilliant pomp at summer's close,
And seems to die; but when fair spring returns,
And, wrapt in flame, the sun's bright chariot burns,
Unfolds its beauties to the light again,
And through another season decks the plain ;
E'en so may she, the grave's long winter past,
Cloth'd with immortal spring, revive at last,
Lift her fair head above the withering tomb,
And in yon heaven's eternal summer bloom!

LINES
Written in a Stormy Day in November.
There is a land serene and bright,

Where tempests never roar :
Nor does the ocean ever dash

Its burden on that shore.
The sky is ever calm and clear,

And ever pure the air ;
No winter chills the genial year,

Spring reigns inmortal there!
Peace, gentle spirit, driven from earth,

Finds there a resting place;
And breathes unutterable charms,

On every angel face. ·
Delightful region! when shall I

This flecting breath resign;
And call yon blooming bowers of bliss,

With all their pleasures, mine!

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A CHRISTMAS HYMN.

BY MR. MONTGOMERY.
ANGOLA from the realms of glory,

Wire your Aight o’er all the earth ;
Ye, who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim MESSIAH's birth :

Come and worship,

Worship Christ, the new-born King.
Shepherds, in the field abiding,

Watching o'er your flock by night,
God with man is now residing ;
Yonder shines the infant light.

Come and worship,

Worship CHRIST, the new-born KING.
Sages, leave your contemplations,

Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of Nations;
Ye bave seen the Natal Star :

Come and worship,

Worship Christ, the new-born King.
Saints, before the altar bending,

Waiting long with hope and fear,-
Suddenly the LORD descending,
In his temple shall appear

Come and worship,

Worship Christ, the new-born Kina.
Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
. Doom'd for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now repeals the sentence ;
Mercy calls you, break your chains :

Come and worship,
Worship CHRIST, the new-born Kine.

ON THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST.
Ye shepherds, who your floecy care

Were watching o'er by night,
Were not your bosoms chill'd with fear,

When round you shone from heaven a light
Hark! to the news the herald angel bringa
Hark! to glad tidings from the Kine of Kings.'
“Hosanna, on this blegt auspicious inorn,
To yoii, in Bethlehem, is a Savropa barn,
A SAVIOUR who is CHRIGT the Lord!"
And lo, in honour of th' incarnate Word

Angels descending from the sky,
Ascribing glory unto God on high;
Glory to God on Jesu's birth,
Good will to men, and peace from heaven to earth.

But where's the Prince of GLORY laid ?
Io spring's ambrosial tints be earth array'd;
What temple's worthy to receive
Him, in whom all created beings live?
Behold a rack supports his infant head;
A manger is his cradle and his bed ;
Scarce shelter'd from th’inclement blast,
That lays the face of nature waste.
A stable is his room of state,
And lowing herds around him wait:
Rude howls the wintry wind ; - the pride of spring
Fades in the presence of the new-born King ;
The pride of earth, unworthy to appear,
Astonish'd hides its head, when the CREJTOR's gear.
Lo! where his star illumes the sky,
Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God,
The Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,
Shall be his name, his throne shall never cease,
But he shall reign in righteousness, the LORD,
When time is swallow'd in eternity.
Rejoice, ye saints, th’incarnate WORD,

Jesus, the SAVIOUR, reigns.
Strengthen the weak of hand,

Confirm the feeble knee ;
Jesus is come! at whose command

The deaf shall hear, the blind shall see,
The lame shall walk, the dumb shall sing,
And waters in the wilderness shall spring. :
The anointed Holy One is come,
To lead us weary wanderers home,
To preach good tidings to the meek,

The broken heart with care to bind,
The iron yoke of sin to break,

And liberty proclaim to the confin'd. Instead of mourning, oil.of joy,

Instead of ashes, beauty shall appear : Garments of praise the saints shall wear, The Saviour's praises shall their hearts employ;

They shall be called the trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD most high,

They shall ipherit everlasting bliss :
And beaven and earth our God shall glorify.

Printed by T. Cordeux, 14, City-Road, London,

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