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[For the Monitor.]
To Die! What is it?-Where to be ?-
* Future existence only is meant.
O death, is this thy meaning? Yes,-
Verses by Sir Walter Raleigh, found in his Bible in the
Gatehouse at Westminster, after his Execution.
Even such is time which takes in trust,
An original and literal translation of part of the second Episode of Horace, in which he describes the happy man. The Poet commences it in the same manner as the Sacred Poet commences the first Psalm, where he also describes the happy man. It is translated to show the contrast in the two descriptions.
Blest is the man, on some kind spot,
In solitude retired.
* Luke xvi. 23.
Free, like the nations long gone by
Admiring and admired.
The Clarion's sound, nor boisterous seas, Nor eloquence disturbs his ease,
Nor city's pride and splendor; Who prunes his young and growing vines, Which to tall poplar trees he joins,
Engrafting scions tender.
Who loves to see his fertile glades
And listen to their lowing,
Autumnal bliss bestowing.
Expect, Priapus, at his hands,
Expect a tribute grateful.
And every fruit delightful.
Beneath his oaken sylvan shade,
In solemn meditation,
Are sleepy recreation.
To occupy his leisure, In the deep forests with his snares, And hounds; the wild deer and the bears
He makes his prey and pleasure.
Midst scenes like these what man retains Effeminate blond within his veins ?
Yet in a pleasant mansion,
His lovely wife, as wise as fair,
Endeared by kind attention.
With milk made ready from the kine,
And chosen fruits to refresh him,
To bless and to embrace him.
Thrice happy man! nor happier he,
Afford their choisest fishes :
Contribute to bis dishes.
The entrance of the illustrious LA FAYETTE into BOSTON was accompanied with a powerful burst of public gratitude. While reading the following inscription, under which the procession passed, we involuntarily sighed, 60 that these tens of thousands of hearts were surrendered to GOD THEIR REDEEMER."
WELCOME, LA FAYETTE!
The tablet of gratitude bright!
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. P: W: X: Ullus, and two or three pieces without signature, have been received.
Henrietta : A dialogue between H. and E., and Arian have been received.
From Rev. Professor Stuart.
Andover, 28th April, 1824. Mr. Wilbur has explained to me his arrangement for an edition of Flie Bible, accommodated to the use of Bible Classes, which is subPontially the same as that adopted by him, in respect to the New
Testament, with the addition of useful tables of chronology, historical order of events, proper names, &c. I have no doubt as to the
sefulness of all efforts of this nature to increase a knowledge of the Bible, and I am perfectly satisfied that the institution of Bible Classes among the youth, is an event which will mark the history of the church in the present age, on account of the consequences With wbich it will be connected. Christians are yet very deficient en regard to their efforts to diffuse, wide and deep, the streams from this precious fountain, which shall make glad the city of our God.
would that Bible Classes were formed among those of maturer Breurs, in middle life, and old age, by every chureh in the country, and that an order of teachers might be raised up among us, such as plainly existed among the primitive Christians, whose business it Bhould be to give instruction from the Word of Life, more or less in the manner in which it is at present given
to Bible Classes, according various circumstances might require. I hope the day is not far istant, when this ancient order of teachers will be revived in the cureh. I am a hearty friend to all undertakings of such a nature Mr. Wilbur's.