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CANST THOU BY SEARCHING
Job. xi. 7.
BY JULIA ELIZABETH.
SEEK ye, to know the Great First Cause, Whose fiat gave this world its form; Who governs, by unvarying laws,
Its calms and sunshines, wind and storm.
Who gilds the teeming earth with flowers; The spangled firmament with light; Whose goodness is distill'd in showers; And never slumbers, day nor night—
Who rides upon the floating wind,
The Object of our fear and love
Whose voice in thunder fills the air,
The summer's rain and winter's hail
Who fills the immensity of space;
Whose power o'er countless worlds extends;
Whose wisdom, justice, power and grace The humblest child on earth defends
Who from eternity has been,
Far as the East is from the West,
Beyond, beyond, the upper sky,
Above the height where comets blaze,
And deep where ocean's caverns lie,
And yet He condescends to dwell
Search, then, the record he has given
There you may read his promise sure, That" those who early seek shall find " A source of joy, deep, rich, and pure, A heavenly solace for the mind!
And when, my child, thine hour is come, And thou shalt rest beneath the sod, Thy gentle spirit welcom'd home,
Shall dwell in peace, and live with God.
THE HISTORY OF DE ROZARO,
A NATIVE OF BENGAL.
IT has often been asserted, that there are none, however deeply sunk in depravity, whom the arm of the Lord cannot reach; nor so far advanced in the broad path of destruction, whose progress his almighty power cannot arrest. If any proof of this assertion were needed, we might add to the many instances already on record, the history of DE ROZARO, whose audacity, ingratitude, and impiety, in the former part of his life, were no less calculated to excite astonishment, than the meek simplicity and godly sincerity which characterised the deportment of his latter days. natural rebellion and wickedness of his heart were permitted to discover themselves in divers ways. The greatest favors
and the most indulgent care could not secure his gratitude; and many uncommon (we might almost add miraculous) escapes made no impression on him. Yet that 66 'grace which hath appeared unto all men, bringing salvation," found him; and by it he was made willing in the day of God's power. That same Spirit which changes the lion into the lamb, turned his ungrateful and disobedient heart "to the wisdom of the just;" so that in the latter part of his life, he afforded the most pleasing evidences, that he was "a brand plucked out of the fire!"
Nor will the reader less admire and adore the divine providence and overruling care of that Being who ordereth all things, both in heaven and in earth, after the counsel of his own will; when he observes the striking manner in which disobedience and ingratitude were over-ruled for the spiritual and eternal welfare of the subject