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Or 'ere thy soul had mourn'd its dearest Did not grief then grow romante, friend,

Raring on remember'd bliss! Or Time had silver'd o'er thy revèrent Did you not, with fervour frantic, head.

Kiss the lips that felt no kiss? To Christ, thy life, thy doctrine, all was

Yes! but, when you had resign’d her, givin,

Life and you were reconciled; For him thou wish'd to live, to die for Anna left-she left behind her, bim;

One, one dear, one only child. The Priesthood's noblest Champion when But before the green moss peeping on earth,

His poor mother's grave array'd, And now the Bulwark of Eternal Truth!

In that grave, the infant sleeping Ye studies, which engag'd our earlier

On the mother's lap was laid years; Ye walls which once contain'd the truest Horror then, your heart congealing, pair,

Chilld you with intense despair; That ever rais'd or envy or esteem;

Can you recollect the feeling? Beloved Athens, hear, and weep my woes!

No! there was no feeling there! Basilhath gained his wish-for place of rest; From that gloomy trace of sorrow, Amidst th' exulting choir, august he When you woke to pangs unknowa shines;

How unwelcome was the morrow, Whilst Gregory lingers, like a with’ring For it rose on YOU ALONE! corse,

Sunk in self-consuming anguish, His soul awake, no more to Friendship’s Can the poor heart always ache! call.

No, the tortured nerve will languish, Well might men hail thee, great Cæsa- Or the strings of life must breat. rea's pride!

O'er the yielding brow of sadness, Thy speech was awful as the thunder's

One faint smile of comfort stole; voice!

One soft pang of tender gladness Thy life refulgent as the lightnings blaze! And if that chair, ennobled once by thee, while the wounds of woe are healing,

Exquisitely thrillid your soul. Forsaken now, dleplure its widow'd state;

While the heart is all resign'd, If the chaste virgins, to the hallow'd

'Tis the solemn feast of feeling, shrine

'Tis the sabbath of the mind. No longer now attend their prelate's steps;

Pensive memory then retraces If Death's keen blast hath rent the lofti. Scenes of bliss for ever fied, est tree,

Lives in former times and places, That ever tosterd in its spread'ning shade Holds communion with the dead. A gladden'd realm, this was the glorious And, when night's prophetic slumbers

Rend the veil to mortal eves, The angels sigh’d for fellowship with thee: From their tombs, the sainted numbers Christ willid and rais'd his Basil to the Of our lost companions rise. skies!

You have seen a friend, a brother,

Heard a dear dead father speak; THE JOY OF GRIEF." Proved the fondness of a mother,

Felt her tears upon your cheek!
From Montgomery's Poems.

Dreams of love your grief beguiling,
Sweet the hour of tribulation,
When the heart can freely sigh:

You have clasp'd a consort's charms,

And received your infant smiling
And the tear of resignation

From his mother's sacred arms.
Twinkles in the mournful eye.
Have you felt a kind emotion

Trembling, pale, and agonising,
Tremble through your troubled breast;

While you mourn'd the vision gone, Soft as evening o'er the ocean,

Bright the morning star arising When she charms the waves to rest?

Open'd heaven, from whence it shone. Have you lost a friend, a brother? Thither all your wishes bending Heard a father's parting breath?

Rose in extacy sublime, Gazed upon a lifeless mother,

Thither all your hopes ascending Till she seem'd to wake from death? Triumph'd over death and time. Have you felt a spouse expiring

Thus afflicted, bruised and broken, In your arms, before your view?

Have you known such sweet relief Watch'd the lovely soul retiring

Yes, my friend! and, by this token, From her eyes, that broke on you? You have felt “ THE JOY OF GRIET."

cause:

OSSIAN.

INDEX.

ANECDOTES,

BIOGRAPHY,
Of Fernandez, a missionary at

The life of Rev. William Ten.
Serampore,

40
nent,

97, 146, 202
Lord Bacon,

ib. Memoirs of the Rev. John Ers-
Mr. Henry,

ib.
kine, D. D.

250
disciple of Dr. Darwin 134 Life of President Davies, 297
the effects of surprise on a

the Rev. William Grim-
sick person,

135
shaw,

346
cardinal De Retz,

136

the Rev. George White-
princes Margaret, sister to

field

401
Charles V.

ib.

Clemens Romanus, 408
Luther,

ib,

David Brainard, 449
a Spanish captain and priest, 192

Rev. Andrew Rivet, D.D.497,
remarkable answer to prayer, 240

546
Dr. Darwin,

287 Series of lives taken from the scrip-
Dr. Doddridge,

333 tures,
Rev. William Tennant, ib. Life of Simon Peter, continued
Mr. Tindal,

335
from vol. 1.

6, 49
the efficacy of prayer,

336

James and John, the
the Rev. John Eliot,

440
apostles,

103
a notorious swearer,

488

the apostle Paul, 207, 257,
an infidel reproved,
ib.

305, 351
the mother of Augustine 535 Bogue's essay,

119
infidelity and credulity, 5.36 Bunyan's commendation of women, 440
Rev. John Wesley,

590
a man once given to intoxica.

CRUELTY to brutes, essay on, 179
tion converted,
592 Character of the prophets,

236
Address of the presbytery of New- Christian confidence, or trust in God, 359
York,

18 Chronology (from the Christian Ob-
to a practical unbeliever, 110 server)

473
Abstaining from the Lord's supper, Creation,

476
observations on,

227 Charge on the ordination of the Rev.
A Brachmin's reasons for becoming J. B. Linn and others, 505, 557
a christian,
471 Clerical office, excellency of,

12
A parent's reflections,

525 Catholicism, modern, observations
Angels, dissertation on, No. 1. 25 respecting,

417
No. 2.

74
apostate, No. 3.
114 DEATH of Voltaire,

30
No. 4.
167
David Hume,

32
No. 5.

215 Dissertation on Genesis ii. 17, con-
No. 6.
274 nected with chap. iii. 4.

63

Dialogue on the influence of religion
BIOGRAPHY,

on the affairs of the world,

268
The life of Dr. Robert Smith, 1 Death bed of a modern frec thinker, 366
Vol. II.

4 E

83

185

EXPOSITIONS,

OBITUARY,
Of Luke xxi. 24,

39 Mrs. Davidson,
Revelations xiü. 8,

A child of Bleinham,
Malachi iv. 2,

88 Mrs. Graoch,
Daniel xi. 2, to xii. 8, 130 Martha Miller,
Matthew vi 23,

133 Rev. Matthew Thompson,
1 Samuel xvi. and xvii.

Mrs. Bavne,
Zecahriah iv. and Revela-

Mr. Abraham Parkinson,
tions xi.

237 Mr. Haughton,
1 Corinthians xi. 4, 7. 239 Rev. George Lefroy,
Exodus ix. 16,

389

Mrs. Ramsey,
Extracts,

Rev. Samuel Haren, D. D.
From a letter,

78 Mrs Haven,
the remarks on the use of

Miss Mary Ann Davies,

.
definitive article in the

Rev. David Black, of Edinburgh, 341
Greek text of the New

David Dale, Esq. of Glasgow,
Testament,

385 Miss Rebecca Albright, Eng-
notes on the epistle to the

land,
Romans,

388 Joseph Magoffin, Esq.
St. Basil's funeral oration

Amos Munn,
on Julitta,

474 Miss Hannah Moulder,
Mr. Ward's Journ: 457 Mrs. Joanna Craig,
the Christian Hero, 565 Miss Ann Wrangham,

597
Evander and Theodosia,

231 Objections to christianity answered, 59
Enoch, history of, No. 1.

517 On denying one's self to be at home, 122
No. 2

,563 Observations on the Saviour's ap-
Earl of Kinnoull, sentiments of, con- pearance in the world in the state

cerning the atonement of Christ, 588 of infancy,
Evidences of an interest in Christ,
observations respecting,

276
POETRY,

46
FULNESS of the New Testament, 120

An elegy,

Adam's innocency and fall, 146
Finley, Dr. Samuel, communication
from,

381

Invocation to religion,
A widowed mother's address to

ib.
GOLDEN pillar,

her infant,
528

On a watch,
HOLY resolutions,

181

By a lady under the influence of
gloomy thoughts,

199
INQUIRY into the causes of prema-

Penned after hearing a sermon

200
ture death,

176
on Psalm lxi. 2,

ib.
• Irreligious gentleman,

487

Sonnet to innocence,
Imitation of a Greek hymn,

ib.

247
LOVE of praise and fear of shame,

An address to the Deity,

295
The missionary,

170
an essay on,
Letter of Bishop Horne,

229

Epitaph on the children of the
Mr. Chamberlain to Mr.

Rev. Mr. Fernandez,
Morris,

ib.
Intercession for the Jews,
470
Elegy on a grave digger,

ib.

Petition of the deaf and dumb. 399
MINISTERIAL faithfulness, 378
Meditations of an interesting mo-

Lines on the thoughts of death, 400

Religion,
ment,
589

544
Missionary sermons, proposition re-
specting,

328

An elegy on St. Basil,

The joy of grief,
OBITUARY,

Perfection of character,
Mrs. Hannah Hodge,

Petition of the Sabbath day,
Colonel Samuel Miles,

46, 92

141
Elizabeth Starkey,

142 QUERY, relative to 1 Samuel xii. 39. 134
Rev. Joseph Washburn, 143 Questions, several proposed for dis.
Mrs. Hannah Ewing,

198 cussion,
Susannah Harrison,

ib.

Whether a man may law.

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344

496

The grave,

599
600
118

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fully marry his brother's widow, Scheme of Divine government, vast or wife's sister,

314, 356
and extensive,

121

Sermon, Dr. Nott's, observations on, 321 RELIGIOUS Intelligence, 41, 89, 137, Spiritual impulses, respecting, 123

193, 241, 289, 337, 393, 441, 489, 537, Success not the subject of reward, 436, 593

521 Repentance, necessity of,

112 Review of Dr. Nott's sermon, 283, 312 THOUGHTS on sloth,

34 Regeneration,

430, 452

on saving faith, 79 observations on, by

on Providence,

424 Rev. J. Blair,

577 True religion spiritual and supernaRemarkable conversion, 479 tural,

511 Rural objects spiritually observed, 485 Truth, on the evil of violating; 481 Sentiments of Lequino,

83

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