sure, the carriage that awaited me at Resina, and with and answered its appointed end, in its season, yet still increased satisfaction, even the Neapolitan bed it had no glory in this respect, “ by reason of the that finally received me.

glory that excelleth.” DISCOURSE.

Now, the obscurity of the old dispensation

the typical and shadowy manner in which it held BY THE Rev. Robert Brydon,

forth the economy of divine Minister of Dunscore.


tively feeble light which it shed on the way of re* And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, conciliation between God and man, through a Re

that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look deemer,—was intimated by the circumstance of to the end of that which is abolished: but their Moses putting a veil over his face when he came minds were blinded; for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the down from the mount, on which he had been conOld Testament; which vail is done away in Christ. versing with God; for the children of Israel, we But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the are told, could not stedfastly behold the face of vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless, when it Moses for the glory of his countenance. The shall turn

to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away: glory which on that occasion shone in his face, Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with

was too dazzling for their natural eyes to look upopen face beholding as in a glass the glory of the And, in like manner, the naked majesty and Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory glory of divine truth, was too overpowering to be to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”- contemplated by their carnal and untutored minds. 2 Cor. iii. 13_18.

And besides, it was not the design of God to reThe law of Moses, and the Gospel of Christ, form veal it in all its grandeur and brilliancy at once. two successive dispensations of religion, under He was pleased for a season to cast the veil of each of which the same leading and essential truths types and ceremonies over those great Gospel are taught, although in a different manner. The truths, which he commissioned Moses to teach. great plan of redemption was revealed under both, And because of this veil or typical disguise, the but it was more dimly and obscurely revealed un- Israelites could not stedfastly look to the end, or der the law than under the Gospel. And the lat- full and spiritual meaning of their own law, which ter was, in all respects, a clearer,' a fuller, and a was then established, but which the Gospel has more glorious dispensation than the former. The now abolished. That law, indeed, was complete harmony of the divine perfections, displayed in the in itself, as a symbolical or pictorial dispensation, condign prinishment of sin, and pardon of sinners-shadowing forth, emblematically, the more glorious in the full vindication of God's inflexible justice, and substantial dispensation of the Gospel. But and yet free and sovereign exercise of his un- the real use and spiritual significancy of all its parts, bounded mercy—the manner in which the guilty could not be fully discerned till the Gospel was remay at once be reconciled to their Creator, and vealed ; for the plan is best understood after the fitted for the enjoyment of heaven—these are the edifice is reared. And the veil on the face of Moses leading principles embraced, and designed to be intimated, that, under that dispensation, there was illustrated in the economy of redemption. But a glory concealed, and that the grand scope and under the dispensation of the Old Testament or end which it was designed to answer, could not law of Moses, they were not fully and broadly then be stedfastly beheld, inasmuch as the additionbrought to light, for they were placed, during al revelation, or grand antitype and counterpart of that dispensation, under the veil of types and ce- Christianity, was necessary to illustrate it; and remonial obsei vances; and it required a nice and accordingly that veil was done away in Christ. skilful discrimination to penetrate the darkening But the apostle observes, that there was another medium of the figure, and to discern the true spi- cause which prevented the Jews from duly perritual aim and end of the Mosaic institutions. ceiving and appreciating the spiritual import of Enough, indeed, was revealed of the infinitely even the Mosaic Scriptures—namely, the blindgracious plans and purposes of God to fallen man, ness of their own minds. From the veil of types to inspire the spiritual believer with hope in the and ceremonies, which had obscured the great divine mercy, as well as to form his character for leading truths of redemption, under the old disheaven. But still, in comparison of the far brighter pensation, they could not be expected to discern revelation of the Gospel, the ceremonial system of these truths so clearly, as those who lived after the Old Testament was so shadowy and enigma- the advent of the Saviour. And the want of distical, that it was not only liable to be mistaken or tinct perception, in so far as it arose from this obgrossly misconceived by the careless and carnal scurity in revelation, was not their fault. But, observer, but was also feeble and glimmering in besides the veil upon the face of Moses, there was its own aspect. It had indeed a glory of its own, also a veil upon their own hearts, which was main which it shone conspicuous amid the thick nifested by this circumstance, that, after the veil darkness of Pagan idolatry, by which it was sur- of Moses had been taken away, and “ life and imrounded. But its native glory faded away and mortality clearly brought to light” by the Gospel, disappeared before the surpassing brilliancy of the they still continued in the dark regarding the spiGospel, just as the feeble twinkling of a star is ritual end of the ceremonial law. For even unto lost in the meridian splendour of the sun. For this day, says the apostle—notwithstanding that although it was made glorious in its own nature, Christ has come, and the veil of Moses has been withdrawn,—yet even unto this day, when Moses Son, and is himself the brightness of his Father's is read, “ the veil is upon their heart.Now, this glory, and the express image of his person ; and, was the veil of prejudice and unbelief, resulting by the Gospel dispensation, he hath brought life from worldly views and carnal affections, and was and immortality clearly to light. From his face, not the misfortune of the Israelites, but the sin. therefore, is emitted, in the highest sense, the And so long as this latter veil remained, the re- light of the knowledge of the glory of God—the moval of the other could afford them no benefit. brightest and plainest revelation of the divine chaThe light of the Gospel had now been reflected racter and providence, in reference to this sinsul on the dispensation of the Old Testament, and all and fallen world, that ever has been, or ever will its symbols and its prophecies, which had formerly be, displayed on earth. And he presents that face appeared dark and difficult to comprehend, were to the world unveiled. now seen in a clear and significant point of view. Now, in whichever sense the words alluded to But what availed the shedding of a clear light ought to be strictly and grammatically explained, upon the truth, so long as the mind of the be- we apprehend that both ideas are included in the bolder was darkened ? Owing to the blindness of view of the apostle. He obviously means, that their hearts--owing to the worst of the two veils however it was in fornier times, when “the way still remaining, even the veil of prejudice upon into the holiest of all was not as yet made manithe mind, the withdrawal of the other gave them fest," and however it might be still with blinded, no more advantage for beholding the glory of di- unbelieving Jews, both the veil of Moses, and the vine truth, than the rising of the natural sun can veil of the heart, were now taken away, in refergive to the blind for beholding the glories of the ence to the Christian believer. Such were now visible creation. The typical veil occasioned only the liberty and the happy privileges enjoyed by a partial obscuration, which rendered the truth the true disciples of the Saviour, that they were somewhat vague and indistinct, but through which, able not only to behold the glory of the Lord, after all

, the leading features of the plan of salva- which had formerly been veiled, but that they tion might be seen by a stedfast anxious observer. were able to behold it “with open face.” There But the veil which pride, and prejudice, and the love was no longer an obstructing medium, of any of sin, had spread over the hearts of the Jews, was a kind, interposed betwixt them and the sublime thick and impalpable veil, which not only obscured, truths of redemption. The light fell at once upbut entirely concealed and darkened the truth. on the eyes of their understanding and the object

But the apostle in the text contrasts the state of their contemplation, and nothing tended any of believing Christians with that of the unbeliev- longer either to obscure it, or to intercept its proing Jews, for the former, all with open face, be gress. There was neither a diseased organ of vihold the glory of the Lord. Now the language sion in the beholder, nor a concealed object. The here employed admits of some latitude of inter- glory of the Lord stood nakedly revealed before pretation. The word open means unveiled, and their faces, and their faces were unveiled; so that this shews that a contrast is intended. And the they were enabled to behold it to the highest pos- i phrase may either be rendered, " with open face,” sible advantage. They could not only stedfastly alluding to the face of the beholders, or " in an look upon the face of Moses, or discern the true open face,” referring to the face of Christ, as con- scope and meaning of the typical economy, but trasted with that of Moses. For at the sixth they could even stedfastly look upon the face of Verse of the next chapter the apostle expressly Christ, or discern the holy beauty and great pracsays, that “ God, who commanded the light to tical bearings of that spiritual dispensation “which shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, excelleth in glory." to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of From these remarks, then, we may be able, in God in the face of Jesus Christ.If, then, we some measure, to perceive the beauty, and estimate understand the words in the former sense, the spi- the force of the contrast drawn by the apostle ritually enlightened Christian is contrasted with betwixt the state of blinded Jews and enlightened the carnal and prejudiced Jew, as having the veil Christians. And we might find it very profitable removed from his heart, and being enabled, with to enter on a fuller illustration of the various inunbiassed mind, to contemplate those glorious teresting topics contained in the 18th verse. We truths which are so clearly revealed in the Gos- might consider what is meant by the glory of the pel, and so admirably calculated to renew and Lord, and the glass in which it is beheld. We transform the soul of the beholder into the divine might shew how illustriously the glory of the diimage. But if we understand the words in the vine character and perfections are displayed in the latter sense, the objects contrasted are the Chris- plan of redemption, as that plan is unfolded in the tian and Mosaic dispensations, implying that the Holy Scriptures. We might shew also, how the beholders have now the advantage, externally, of action, or rather the habit, of contemplating this a far more glorious and unclouded revelation. glory of the Lord, in this mirror of divine reChrist did not put a veil on his face like Moses, velation, when the face is unveiled, or the heart but openly reflected the glory of the Lord; and divested of carnal prejudice and sinful affections, it was a far more transcendent glory than issued tends to produce a transforming and purifying infrom the face or dispensation of Moses. For while fluence on the character of the Christian. In other Moses was only a servant, Christ is the eternal words, we might shew how the Holy Scriptures,

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when rightly studied, are calculated, from the some yoke of legal ceremonies, and emancipaholy nature of the doctrine which they teach, and tion to the true believer from the bondage of sin, the examples which they furnish, to advance and and the tyranny of Satan, how should we rejoice perfect the believer's sanctification. And we might with thanksgiving, and with what anxious and shew, finally, that while the Scriptures are the prayerful diligence should we improve our Gospel meuns, the Holy Spirit is the agent, by whom light, remembering, “ that to whomsoever so much they are applied and made effectual for assimilat- is given, of them also much shall be required." ing the converted sinner to the image of the di- But it becomes us to consider, in the second vine glory. But instead of attempting to enter place, the state of our own hearts in reference in on so wide and interesting a field, we shall con- the privileges we enjoy. In our day, there is no clude with some practical application of what has veil upon the truth, but is there none upon on been already advanced; and there are just two own minds? Have we been etfectually divesied inferences to which we shall advert.

of that impenetrable covering of carnal prejudice In the first place, it becomes us to reflect, with and unbelief, which is naturally upon the hearts unfeigned gratitude to God, on the peculiar ad- of all, and which prevents “ the natural man vantages of our own external situation in regard from discerning the things of the Spirit of God: to the means of grace. There are many heathen Have we been spiritually taught to understand the nations in the world, who have never enjoyed the true scope, and to experience the purifying tent. light of divine truth in any degree. And how ency of the Gospel? Do we now distinguish tias imperfectly and obscurely was it possessed even glory of the Lord, which emanates from the pko by the ancient Israeites! Ere they could dis- of redemption, discovering the cross of Christ to cern the doctrine of salvation, they had to pene- be the highest and grandest expedient of divi trate the darkening medium of types and ceremo- wisdom, power, and holiness, for the salvation of nies, and even then they could only discern it sinners? Do we discern the moral beauty, a: faintly. But with respect to us, all obscurity has feel the blessed influence of the doctrines of grace: been taken away. The means of becoming re- If so, then the internal veil has surely been reconciled unto God, through the death of his own moved from our hearts. But if not, let us thes Son, and of being changed into the image of his remember that the fault is our own, and that the holiness, by the effectual operation of the Holy blindness is in ourselves, for the glory of the Lor Spirit, are fully set before us. We have the ad- has been so openly and illustriously revealed, the vantage of seeing the type illustrated by the anti- in such a land of Gospel light and liberty as t'ia type,—the shadow superseded by the substance:- all flesh may see it together. And if we discer: and we can contemplate the whole scheme of Di- it not, the veil must be still upon our hearts vine Providence for the redemption of a lost | This was the case with many among the sexi world, complete in all its parts. We live not un- even after Christ had come, and had explained tle der the partial, obscure, and less glorious “ mini- spiritual import of the Mosaic dispensation. Als stration of condemnation,” but under the more alas ! how inany among professing Christians 1: glorious dispensation of the Spirit—the ministra- the present day, have the same veil upon thes tion of justification—which exceedeth in glory. hearts, when they read or hear the Gospei! The veil on the face of Moses, like that which Christ, as the Israelites had when they read Moses concealed the inner sanctuary of the Jewish tem- in the time of the Apostle Paul! For otherske. ple, was a figure for the time, signifying that the how shall we account for the dimness of their per way into the holiest of all was not as then made ception in discerning the real nature and bearia manifest. And then, none might dare to enter of divine truth? Why do they not see sin within the veil, except the high priest alone, and all its native deformity and soul-ruining that but once in the year. But the veil on the quences? Why do they not see the beauty al.. face of Moses was done away in Christ ; the veil of excellency of holiness, and the pure and spiritus the temple was by him rent asunder, and whosoever happiness with which holiness is connected Webs will, may now enter without fear ; nay, may enter do they not recognise the claims of God upon to with boldness by the blood of Jesus, by a new devoted affection and obedience of their ow: and living way which he hath consecrated for us hearts and lives? Or why do they not feel as through the veil of his fesh. Yes, the way of acknowledge the unspeakable obligations

urazi salvation is now patent and plain. The glory of which they are laid to the infinite love and gra? the Lord, the excellent glory of his divine mercy of the Redeemer ? Why do they not see the and love, as seen in the whole series of his dis- magnitude of the Gospel salvation, and the pensations, and reflected from the word of his gravated guilt and infatuation of neglecting grace, is now placed fully in our view. And if And why do they form such erroneous, unworbi we will only behold it with candid minds and be and unscriptural conceptions of that salvat:12 lieving hearts, the contemplation will have a happy Or why will they not correct their errors, and a influence in renewing our souls and fitting us for nounce their prejudices, and abandon ther sur heaven. How deeply grateful, therefore, ought Surely there is no other way for accountinz we to feel for the blessed advantages we possess! these things, than by supposing that the res Living under that dispensation of the Spirit, in unbelief is still upon their hearts, or that, an which there is liberty,Jiberty from the burden-, all the clearness of the knowledge of the glory a

God, displayed in the face of Jesus Christ, which | melancholy and untimely end. His ancestors had for shines around them, there is a blindness in their one hundred and fifty years occupied the humble post own minds which renders it impervious.“ They tol; and to this circunstance is to be attributed much

of sexton to the Church of St. Mary Radcliffe, Brislove the darkness rather than the light, because of the celebrity of his future life, and the pursuit which their deeds are evil,” and they are willingly igno- he followed through his few and melancholy days, rant of the ways and works of God in reference Having professed, with what truth or no it is not requi. to the salvation of man. Were it only a cloud site here to state, to have discovered in the ancient of ignorance which overshadowed their under- edifice with which his father's occupations were constandings

, it might easily be dispelled, and could nected, a quantity of anciert manuscript poems, assertnot long remain with all the abundant means of in the fifteenth century, his name soon became familiar instruction they enjoy. But alas ! it is a dark to the literati of his age. The drudgery of an attor. cloud, not of ignorance merely, but of prejudice, ney's ofiice be abandoned, full of brilliant expectations which, like a dense and noxious vapour, covers of future success as an author and a poet; and, with and fills their hearts: it is the state of their affec- the usual impetuosity which is connected with that tions which is wrong.

It is not a want of know- proud consciousness of talent, which induces its posledze, but a want of candour and of honesty, acquiring competence and independence, he repaired to

sessors to neglect and to despise the ordinary means of under which they labour. It is the influence of London, threw himself upon the resources of his own pride, stirring up the enmity of the carnal mind mind, and published a variety of compositions, poetical, against the humiliating doctrines of the Gospel ; literary, and political. To give any description of his it is the cherished indulgence of some favourite works or of his genius, is foreign to the design of this sin; it is the inveterate love of this present evil work, it is sufficient to say, that his poetical productions

or ostensible publications will probably endure as long world; it is a rooted aversion to spiritual holi

as the English language, and that his abilities were preness, ma fatal and foolish deference to the opi- eminent in vigour and vivacity. dions and practices of men : it is of such mate- At an early period his mind bad become so tho. rials as these that the veil upon the heart is com- roughly infected with the contamination of infidelity, posed, and not until it is effectually removed by and he was so audacious in his avowal of the pestilent a divine power ; not until the mind is emancipated prineiples which he had unfortunately embraced, that in from the blinding influence of this thick and dark thought proper to say, “ Heaven send you the comforts covering, this texture of carnal pride and preju- of Christianity; I request them not, for I am no Cbrise dice, and the love of sin, so clearly and firmly in- tian.' Conceiving himself capable of bursting asunder terwoven, will the glory of divine truth be so the trammels by which he vainly thought religion fet. clearly and stedfastly beheld, as to transform the tered his intellectual faculties, with an understanding soul into the hcly image of God.

completely deluded in its opinion of its own powers, But it is the peculiar privilege of the true be- by the heedless votaries of the degrading scepticism

and with the pitiable flippancy so frequently exemplitied liever to behold the glory of the Lord with open upon which he seems to have prided himself, he burled face, in the mirror of the Gospel. Savingly away the restraints which a firm and cordial belief in taught by the Holy Spirit, he has been delivered the vital doctrines of revelation imposes upon the defrom his native ignorance and unbelief ; he has praved passions of the heart; and contemplating him? obtained the gift of spiritual discernment, and he self as amenable to no divine statutes, and destined to buholds wondrous things out of the divine law. appear before no divine tribunal, his propensities be

came his directors, and his will his law. He sees a majesty and glory in the Scriptures, a The first circumstance in which the history of high importance and excellency in spiritual sub- Chatterton displays the influence of his infidel opinions. jects, to which he was originally blind. And he was his licentious immorality. Having deprived himaccordingly feels a growing interest and delight self of the animating hope of the eternal world, he in studying the Scriptures ; in looking into the

was induced to seek for his happiness in the vicious perfect law of liberty, and in contemplating those duces practical, irreligion; and infidelity of creed and

gratifications of sense. Speculative, almost always prosublime, endearing, and exalting views of the di- profanity of expression, seldom fail to involve, at no vine character and government; of the divine distant period, inconsistency of manners and depravalove and mercy, which the Scriptures so strikingly tion of life. Unprotected by religious principles, he reveal to the spiritual mind. And habitually and soon seems to have yielded to the temptations of Londevoutly looking at these things, by faith, he is don, and no longer to have preserved those virtuous changed into the same image, he becomes assimi- manners, which some of his friends and relatives affirm

that he invariably exhibited during his residence in lated to the same character. For he cannot move in Bristol. such a spiritual atmosphere without breathing the Another effect of Chatterton's infidelity was his air of heaven, and growing in meetness for the in- extraordinary vanity. The same self-inflation which heritance of the saints. But they who are not trans- prompted him to reject the humiliating doctrines of the formed into the image of the divine glory here, shall Gospel, was cherished and increased by the extravagant never see the face of God in mercy, nor be united estimate of himself, to which, as in all other instances,

scepticism conducts. My company,' says he, in a lethereafter to the society of the redeemed above.

ter to his sister, 'is courted in all places, and could I

humble myself to go behind a compter, I could have The DISASTROUS EFFECTS OF INFIDELITY; had twenty places before now; but I must be among

the great ; state matters suit me better than commerCHATTERTON THE POLT.

cial. And his taste for dissipation kept pace with the CHATTERTON the poet will long be remembered for increase of his vanity, and to frequent the places of huis genius, his misfortunes, his eccentricities, and his public amusement became as necessary as bis food.




Till all was made immortal,

But the career of the misguided and miserable time and eternity. She never lost sight of her characChatterton was shortly run. His hopes of unbounded ter as an offender against the laws of that Holy God, applause and as unbounded affluence, were soon blasted. | in whose presence she was about to be placed. This Poverty abhorred, and want, amounting to absolute des maintained in her mind a reverential fear, a filial awe, titution, soon arrived. Unsustained by any conviction that was alike distant from the unfounded fearlessness of an overruling Providence and of a gracious Redeemer, of the self-deceiver, and the desponding dread of the by any prospect of a blessed immortality beyond the alarmed but impenitent transgressor. Our dying friend grave, Chatterton sunk into sullen despair. In his was enabled to enfold herself in that perfect and satisvoyage over the ocean of mortality, he had torn off his factory righteousness of the Mediator and surety of his rudder, and thrown overboard his compass; and when people, which is unto all, and upon all, then that the storm and the darkness came, he was wrecked upon believe.' That • Christ is the end of the law for the rocks which, but for his own rashness and pre- righteousness to every one that believeth ;' that, on sumption, he might have escaped. The abominable her behalf, he had answered all its requisitions by his principles which he had imbibed, naturally taught biin own obedience, and endured its curse to atone for her to think with the utmost levity of the most sacred de- disobedience, was the consideration that delivered her posit with which a human being is intrusted by his from the dread of condemnation, and confirmed her Creator, and to regard suicide, if not with actual ap- inward peace. So simple and calm was her repose on probation, at any rate without condemnation and ab- the grace of the Holy Spirit, and the promises of the horrence. Prior to his arrival in London, he had ex. Saviour, and so abidingly did her thoughts rest where pressed his intentions in the following terms of impious her treasure was, that, as I before hinted, bravado :— The promises I have received' (i. e. of li

Oft converse with heavenly inhabitants, terary patronage and support) ' are sufficient to dispel

Began to cast a beam on the outward shape,

The unpolluted temple of the mind, any doubt; but should I, contrary to my expectation, And turn'd it by degrees into the soul's essence, find myself to be deceived, I will in that case turn Methodist preacher. Credulity is as potent a deity as

Thus was she being rendered meet for the inheritance ever, and a new sect may easily be devised. But if of the saints in light. Her soul daily advanced in prae that too should fail me, my last and final resource is a paredness to enjoy intimate communion with Abel and pistol !'

all the martyrs, with Abraham and all the patriarchs, To this last resource of infidelity, in his desperate with Moses and all the prophets, with St Paul and all circumstances, he turned. Chatterton swallowed a the apostles, with Luke and all the saints, and, above quantity of arsenic in water, and the next day (August all, with Jesus limself, the Mediator of that new co24th, 1770,) expired.

venant which secured her brightening hopes. She eyed His extraordinary life and his melancholy death the world of glorified spirits, through the dim glass of evince, in a manner the most affecting and impressive, Revelation, with eager desire to mingle with its inha. the imminent danger to which all are exposed, who give | bitants. That desire was not the languid wish of the themselves up to the impulse of wayward and violent unregenerate and ignorant, who neither relish nor know passions ; the folly of believing that genius, however aught of heavenly things; nor was the end of her debrilliant, or abilities, however commanding, can ever be sire, in her estimation, a mere refuge from the wrath available to respectability and happiness, without pru- to come, and more desirable for the shelter it affords dence; and the sin, the infatuation, the misery, the from the direst of evils, than for its rich provision of madness, of acceding to the principles, or submitting to every spiritual good. the influence of that most absurd and disastrous system,

The next time I saw Mrs B-, she appeared to be which regards revelation as an imposture, religion as a sitting at the gate of the holy city, quietly waiting to delusion, and eternity as a dream.

hear, - Come in, thou blessed of the Lord.' Her affectionate pastor esteemed it both an enjoyment and

a privilege to tarry for hours at her side, either listen. VISITS TO A FARM-HOUSE.

ing to her unaffected disclosure of her feelings as she (Concluded from p. 472.)

drew nearer to death and the grave, or as the helper

of her faith and joy. After that interview I suffered IN & subsequent walk, not many days afterwards, to but few days to pass before I retraced a road, which I the house of mourning, we could not venture to expect any other than a great and evident reduction in the P-, who is now in a far distant clime, helping for

never trod but with pleasure and benefit. My friend feeble remaining vital powers of our invalid friend. Even the hope, which generally hovers over the closing them that are lost, whom the god of this world hath

ward the chariot of salvation over lands peopled with days of consumptive persons, had fled her habitation, blinded, accompanied me. Our hearts were as cheertal when we again entered it. But a better hope was

as the day was bright, and we hastened along our pati, there--a hope full of immortality—a hope, which sustained the suffering saint as upon eagle's' wings, and recalling to mind our absent living friends, or the me

mory of those whose sojourn upon earth was ended, and which, in the saddest moments which occasionally were

who were become inhabitants of an abiding city. P her's, never flagged. By her surrounding family and friends she was no longer looked upon as belonging to lous of their brilliant example, and panted for what was

the son of parents passed into the skies,' was enkthis world. Her sufferings might remind them that denied to his beloved father,'a dwelling on the banks she was still in the flesh; but her steady contemplation of the Ganges, from whence he might diffuse around of that other state, on which she was shortly to enter, him the knowledge of the river of life,' whose water began to cast, as it were, a holy radiance round her effectually cleanse and save the humble and believing fading form. Her eye, when her lips were silent, spoke pilgrim. "Pointing to the neat and modest mansion of of joy unspeakable and full of glory. Although we saw nothing of that ecstasy and triumph which appear to

a village pastor, my companion said; “Such will be

your abode when I am on the other side of the globe: throw the very light of heaven into the chambers of but I would infinitely prefer for myself the meanest hu some departing Christians, her conversation was truly

on the shores of the sacred river. May you turn maar in heaven. Her entire deportment became the situation wherein she stood, just on the separating line of ing my poor efforts to reclaim and recover a few o

to righteousness in this land of light, while I ain directa • This sketch is extracted from a very interesting and instructive work, recently published,

under the title
of "The Providence of from God, in regions covered with darkness that is?

those who have reached the farthest point of departare God Illustrated," by the author of “ History in All Ages," &c. Hamilton, Adams, and Co., London, 1835.

ke folt.'

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