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0, talk of God in secret shades,
The pine scarce waves its head, -
Where Faith delights to tread.
And who has bid you roar !
His praise from shore to shore !
Beside your banks so fair:
Jehovah's praise declare.
Who swells thy rolling tide! Whose greater voice or bids chee roar, Or bids thee calmly kiss the shore,
When winds and waves subside. Soft roll your incense, herbs and fruits ! While every flower its fragrance shoots,
In mingled clouds to Heaven ! Whose sun exalts, whose breath perfumes, Whose showers refresh, whose light illumes,
By whom your tints were given. Ye forests, bend! ye harvests, wave To Him who all your produce gave,
And ripen'd all your store !
And bid his spirit soar!
And glow with sacred fire!
And strike the silver lyre !
Praise Him who bade thee shine!
To speak His power divine !
Inspire the swelling gale !
Whose kingdom shall prevail !
Ye groves and woodlands, all awake,
From your remotest shade!
Which all his works pervade !
Let crowded cities raise
The great Jehovah's praise !
There feed devotion's fire !
And the poetic lyre !
And every change to greet, -
Forget my heart to beat !
To regions wild and bare !
For God is everywhere !
And boundless love declares !
Shall bear my soul away
I cheerful will obey !
Siniles not on all around;
To time's remotest bound.
The fruitless anthem raise !
And silent muse His praise.
WRITTEN AT SUNSET, July 30, 1824.
Lo, the sun's triumphal car
There rich clouds, like arms, are rollid
Shield of light and sword of gold.
On the field of conquer'd time.
Of the day for ever pass’d,
Of man's hours, until the last.
On the scroll of parted time.
All its gloom at evening hour,
Round the light that spurn'd its power.
A BALLAD, On the Irish Superstition of a Child changed by Fairies, by Mr. ANSTER. [From “ Researches in the South of Ireland.” By 'T. C. Croker. 410. pp. 86, 87.]
The summer sun was sinking
With a mild light calm and mellow,
And his loose locks of yellow.
And his song was sad and tender ;
Smiled with a sweet soft splendour.
While his soul the song was quasing:
And his heart and his eye were laughing.
I sat alone in my cottage,
The midnight needle plying;
In the socket now was dying.
Like the wind at midnight moaning,
For I heard my little boy groaning!
But that night my child departed!
And I am broken hearted !
For his eyes are dim and hollow;
And his mother soon will follow.
And the inass be chaunted meetly;
In the moonlight churchyard sweetly.
July 5, the Rev. Dr. JOHNSTON, minister doubtingly, to entertain the same opi. during a long period of the Church and nions which he held, till the time when Parish of North Leith; respected and his son had nearly fiúished his studies at beloved as a pastor and revered as the Cambridge, and was soon to be ordained. patron and founder of the Asylum in His widow, who had a mind equally seri. Edinburgh for the Industrious Blind. ous, penetrating, humble and candid, was
then led, with her daughters, by their
intimacy with the Rev. Edward Harries, 19, the Rev. THOMAS FLEMING, (for a memoir of whom, see Mon. Repos. D.D., one of the ministers of Edinburgh; Vol. VII. p. 118,) to doubt whether they a zealous preacher of the old school, a had not hitherto, on some very material man of varied talents, and a Christian of points, misappréhended the plain and fervent piety and unquestioned virtue. obrious doctrines of Christ and his apos
tles. Their friend was then in possession Aug. 2, in the 30th year of his age, and of the church in the village where they
of two livings, and performed the duty 5th of his ministry, the Rev. A. WAUGH, resided. He was still inquiring himself, M.A., late Minister of the Presbyterian Church, Miles's Lane, and son of Dr. but became daily more and more conWaugh, of Wells-Street.
vinced that Unitarianism was the doctrine of the gospel, and from time to time
gave up reading those parts of the Liturgy - 11, at Bristol, at an advanced age, which he judged to be ubscriptural; and ANNE, relict of Howell Wynne Hughes, so far were his hearers from objecting to of London, optician. In the early part this, that not only the people of his own of her life, she suffered under unexpected parish regularly attended, but as many trials and affliction, from the imprudence others as could be accommodated with of one with whom she was nearly con. places in the church. nected: but her mind was one of un- This went on for several years, till an common strength and steadiness, and anonymous letter sent to the Bishop of Providence graciously tempered them to the diocese brought a remonstrance from her feeliugs by a large over-balance of him, which caused Mr. Harris to resign succeeding blessings and mercies. l'hough his livings. But long before this hapborn and educated in the bosom of the pened, Mrs. Hughes, with her mother Established Church, she became, while and sisters, were become convinced and young, a convert to the doctrines of Uni- zealous Unitarians. When her marriage tarianism. Her father, a beneficed cler. caused her to remove to London, she gyman, died while his children were regularly attended the excellent Theo. young, and the family continued, un. philus Lindsey and Dr. Disney, in Essex
Street, and esteemed it a high privilege Aug. 25, at his residence, Castle Hill, and enjoyment so to do.
aged 61, JOHN LEES, Esq. It would be After her return into Shropshire, the a task attended with some difficulty to death of her highly-valued friend Mr. mention a character even in this enterHarris, and the removal of a most re. prising neighbourhood who has united spectable family who had formed a part with great mental energy such industrious of his seceding congregation, Mrs. Hughes and persevering qualities as those the and her younger sister carried on a regu- deceased possessed. Early in life and in lar weekly service in their own house, the very infancy of the cotton business which was highly satisfactory to the he became a spinner. With an ardour family, and to those of their neighbours peculiar to his disposition and a strong who chose to attend; and the number discernment of what machinery rendered of their hearers rather increasing than practicable, he was one of the foremost falling off, it was continued till their to avail himself of its peculiar advantages. removal to Bristol in June 1819. Her He had the good fortune to connect himstate of health and apparent strength self with three other partners, all of was such as led her family and friends whom became exceedingly successful in to look forward to a continuance of her the trade, and to whom altogether the valuable life for years to come. But He village of Stayley Bridge owes the estab. who “doeth all things well,” thought fit lishment of its eminence and prosperity. to order it otherwise. And her sorrow- Having married when quite a young ing relatives and friends feel that they man, the stimulus of an increasing family have abundant reason for thankfulness, urged him to the nicest calculations in the that the sufferings which necessarily at- economy of his time, and the regulations tend a protracted illness were not deemed he introduced in this respect amongst a needful for her, and that at last she was very numerous class of workmen have released from the cares and toils of mor- been attended with the best effects both tality by a moinentary struggle, probably to themselves and to their employers. As unfelt by herself.
a master, he was strict in discipline, Her family must ever cherish the most requiring regular attention and uniform grateful feelings towards their friend, the obedience to the orders he prescribed. Rev. J. Rowe, for the very eloquent and But it ought not to be omitted that when impressive service delivered at Lewin's Sir Robert Peel's bill for limiting the Mead on the Sunday following the fune. hours of labour in cotton factories became ral. It was deeply affecting; yet it a law, it had nothing to redress in those strengthened their best feelings, enabling under his controul. With such a knowthem to rise above selfish sorrow, in the ledge of his business, derived from its consideration of that bright and glorious first principles, and enlarged by every bope which the Scriptures assure us the new improvement with which that busi“ righteous hath in his death."
ness has been connected, the accumulaM. H. tion of a large property ceases to be
matter of surprise. To himself it was Aug. 25, at Chichester, Miss SHIPPAM, a
attended with no other advantage nor member of the Unitarian Church in that valued for any other purpose but that of city. The value of her views of Christian welfare of his family and his friends..
increasing the comfort and promoting the truth was vividly displayed, during a very As a father, he was ever kind and af, long and severely painful illness, which fectionate; as a husband, early attached she bore with the most perfect resignation and sincerely devoted to a most estimable to the will of her heavenly Father. The wife. She along with a numerous family present and future world were connected remain to derive that consolation under in her mind as the evening and morning his irreparable loss which the rememof a day: she looked forward, in consequence, with holy joy, to the period of brance of his virtues and his amiable the resurrection, when she hoped to be qualities will always afford them. With reunited to her Christian relatives and his children he relaxed the authority of friends, before the throne of that Being strained intercourse as a friend. To them
the parent to enjoy their more upre. to whom her prayers, evidently with in- he was always communicative, and except crease of benefit and comfort to herself, the time necessarily occupied with his were earnestly and frequently directed. Medicine was impotent, and parental
concerns abroad, he had all his enjoy. anxiety vain, to arrest the progress of
ments at home. With a mind so constidisease; but, blessed be God, revelation tuted and talents kept bright with action, declares, “ The maid is not dead, but will be naturally inferred that he was a
and which continued to wear so well, it sleepeth.”
valuable companion. His table was ever one of the most hospitable, and himself never so happy as in the society of his