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step into it. What was intended, and whither they were to go, Savage could not conjecture, and was unwilling to inquire, but immediately seated himself with Sir Richard. The Coachman was ordered to drive, and they hurried with the utmost expedition to Hyde Park Corner, where they stepped into a petty tavern, and retired to a private room.

Sir Richard then informed Savage that he wanted to write a pamphlet, and wished him to be his amanuensis ; they soon commenced, Sir Richard dictating, and Savage writing, until dinner, which had been ordered, was put upon the table. Savage was surprised at the meanness of the entertainment, and after some hesitation, ventured to ask for wine, which was somewhat reluctantly ordered to be brought. After dinner, they finished their pamphlet. The task over, Savage anticipated that Sir Richard would either order more wine, or call for his bill; but he was surprised to learn that his friend was without money, and that the expense of the dinner could only be liquidated by the sale of the pamphlet they had just written. Savage was therefore obliged to go and offer their new production for sale, and with some difficulty he obtained two guineas for it. Sir Richard then returned home with his companion, having only retired that day to avoid his creditors, and written the pamphlet to cover the expenses of the day.

READING THE BIBLE

In the reign of Henry V. a law was passed against the perusal of the Scriptures in England. It is enacted, “ That whatsoever they were that should read the Scriptures in the mother tongue, they should forfeit land, cattle, life, and goods from their heirs, forever; and so be condemned for heretics to God, enemies to the crown, and most arrant traitors to the land.” On contrasting the above statute, with the indefatigable exertions that are now making to print and circulate the Bible, what a happy revolution in public sentiment appears to have taken place !

[For the Monitor.)

AN INVITATION TO YOUTH TO JOIN THE BIBLE CLASS,

Come, blooming youth of Freedom's land,
And join the lovely Bible band;
Come, bow before the sacred word
Sept down by heaven's eternal Lord.
It guides the wayward feet of youth
In paths of everlasting truth;
Sheds radiance o'er the darken'd soul,
And makes the wounded sinner whole ;
Saves from the bottomless abyss,
Exalts to more than angel bliss.
Come, wait at wisdom's pearly gate,
To find the gem of price so great.
Forsake the joys which vanish soon,
For those which triumph o'er the tomb.
Come, blooming youth of Freedom's land,
And join the lovely Bible band.
Behold, the messenger of love,
Would guide you to the realms above.
For you, the hope of future years,
His eyes dissolve in kindly tears;
For you his midnight prayers arise,
To Him who reigns above the skies.
Come, ere youth's transient roses fly,
And light forsakes your closing eye,
Bow to Jehovah's righteous will,
And share your course to Zion's hill.
Eternal Power ! our efforts crown,
O send thy gracious influence down,
Till Bible Classes shall abound,
In every land the world around. HENRIETTA.

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M. K. and some pieces without a signature have been received. We regret that in our absence in April, the printer should be so partial to one piece as to print it a second time. Some excellent pieces of original poetry from the pen of P-y, were unfortunately consumed last autumn when the Monitor office was burned. We trust our highly valued correspondent, their author, will replace our loss if he retained copies, as we sincerely hope he did.

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Barnes is Principal in one of the first rate of Classical
Schools in our Country.

New-York, 4th April, 1824.
H. WILBUR,
Dear Sir I have examined with much satisfaction the two

which you put into my bands, and am happy in having this rtunity to add my testimonial, to that of the excellent judges e certificates you already have, in favor of tbe plan and execuof both. They are better adapted, than any publications which e seen, to facilitate the progress of the learner, and at the same to diminish the labor of the instructer. I doubt not that your will be generally approved and extensively adopted. An in. ed attention to the Word of Life, is one of the signs of the that indicates the coming kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. your labors may be abundantly blessed and rewarded, is the re desire of your cordial friend,

D. W. BARNES.

the above recommendation, I feel great pleasure in adding my mony of entire concurrence.

CHARLES G. SOMMERS,
Pastor of the South Baptist Church, N. Y.

From Rev. Professor Stuart.

Andover, 28th April, 1824. Ir. Wilbar has explained to me bis arrangement for an edition of Bible, accommodated to the use of Bible Classes, which is subtially the same as that adopted by him, in respect to the New ament, with the addition of useful tables of chronology, histororder of events, proper names, &c. I have no doubt as to the ulness of all efforts of this nature to increase a knowledge of the te; and I am perfectly satisfied that the institution of Bible - ses among the youth, is an event which will mark the history he church in the present age, on account of the consequences la which it will be connected. Christians are yet very deficient egard to their efforts to diffuse, wide and deep, the streams from precious fountain, which shall make glad the city of our God. suld that Bible Classes were formed among those of maturer rs, in middle life, and old age, by every church in the country ;

that an order of teachers might be raised up among us, such as iniy existed among the primitive Christian's, whose business it ald be to give instruction from the Word of Life, more or less in manner in wbich it is at present given to Bible Classes, according various circumstances might require. I hope the day is not far ant, when this ancient order of teachers will be revived in the och. I am a hearty friend to all undertakings of such a nature Wr. Wilbur's.

M. STUART

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