III.-THE FALL OF THE ANGELS. “The angels which kept not their first estate,"—Jude 6. "There is no angel," quoth the Sadducee;

“Nor devil neither! modern Mind replies. " There is a typhon, fount of evil he, And earliest rebel,” heathen Egypt cries.

“ Foul Arimanius,” Persia echoes loud, "First taught mankind against their God to sin."

While Greece hymns forth her strange and rebe crowd, Titan and giant, prisoned all within Earth's deepest cave, with adamantine chains;

Once hurled, with flaming globes, and bolts of fire,
And blasting lightnings, down to Tartarus' plains,

In darkness deep, by Heaven's offended sire.
Vain sceptic man! or Sadducee or sage,
Far blinder thou than darkest Pagan age !

IV.-EDEN. “ And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden.”—Gen. ii. 8. SAY'st thou there was no “Paradise of God ?”

No happy, sinless state of early Man?

Ask all the ages past, each record scan,
And see if always cursed was this now barren sod.

Go ask the Greek-he tells of Golden age,
When the god-governed earth was heavenly pure :-
When never death, nor woes men now endure

Had entered here, nor hate, nor guile, nor rage,
The eastern Magian speaks of earliest days,
When holy Oromasdes reigned o'er man;

The far Egyptian tells Osiris' praise,
Governing all in peace, ere rude revolt began.

And wilt thou God's own Paradise deny,
When e'en the heathen tales affirm it ceaselessly?

V.-THE DIVINE REDEEMER. “ Mythology is full of the exploits of a Son of God.”Ramsay. Forth comes Socinus, pranked in learning's pride,

Prepared the ways of God supreme to scan,Saying the Saviour, whom men crucified,

Was but a “creature-prophet,” but a manAnd lo! a voice from Egypt's pyramids

Sounds forth the name of dead Osiris, slain By evil Typhon, and aloud forbids

To call him less than God. From Syrian plain
Is heard the voice of Tyrus' dark-haired daughters,

Wailing in vain for him, their Saviour God,
Their lost, slain Thammuz, o'er the deep blue waters.

And Greece from all her isles, replies aloud
Of murdered Orpheus, Bacchus, Hercules-
Divine, though slain ; Saviours and Deities.

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Bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.”—2 Peter ii. 5.
“Deluge! what deluge?” cried the gallic sage,

“ It is a thing untenable-absurd,-
A thing cast out by this enlightened age!'

What say the ages past?-speak they no word

Of waters dire, that swept the burdened earth
Of all its dwellers, and of all their crimes ?
Why every nation, even from dimmest times

Of old obscurity, this fact holds forth!
From Egypt's early sons who tilled that land

Which now bears but the ancient pyramid,
And from Phænician old to savage band

Now roaming deserts, or in caverns hid,
Or islanders, or dwellers of the wood,
There is no age, no land, that tells not of the flood.

Wc feel quite assured, that our readers will agree with us in the opinion, that so much admirable sense, and

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LEGE ENDOWMENT BILL; May and June, 1845. By John BLACKBURN, Minister of Claremont Chapel, Pentonville.

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1845. THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS, October, 1845. London: Snow. THE BRITISH MAGAZINE, October, 1845. London: Smith,

The cry, that “the Church is in danger," in its ordinary and vulgar meaning, has not been heard for several years past. Nor do we mean now to revive it. But we are fully convinced that a period of greater real danger has scarcely been seen since the Reformation : danger, however, not of an external kind : not arising from mobs or feeble governments;—but of a far more gloomy and depressing character: danger, in fact, involving life itself ;-danger, arising from the increasing arts and growing success of the great Enemy, on the one hand, and from the withdrawal of the light of God's countenance, on the other.

Our subject, then, is,--the Church's present danger. And by " the Church,” we cannot mean merely the English Establishment; -but, without assigning any very definite limits to the term, we must include in our view, the present condition of the whole body


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