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PO' E T R Y.

SOLOMON'S SONG.

Hence their anger I have felt;

Though, had I contented dwel: Metrical Translation of the Introdneory Wedded to some pagan pow'r, Part of the Canticles, Ch. i. I---6.

Richelt realms had been my dow'r :

But for Zion I resign SCENE--An open country, a few niles

All that was, or could be mine." Southward from Jerusalem : the female attendants on Pharaoh's daughter, ad

S. G: vance - singing alternately, and personating that princess. Firft Singer.

On a View of a Family Genealogy from the T ET th' embraces of his love

year 1640 to 186 1. 'Ev'ry chaste affection move!' IMPRESSIVE view, while life I trace; 2nd S. Sweet thy falutations are,

- May this instruct my mind : Than the vintage sweeter far!

My fathers quickly ran their race,

And left their cares behind.
All. As perfumes which we prepare,

Fill with sweets the ambient air; | All their anxieties are e'er,
So thy fame, O prince renown'd, Their trouble and their joy;
Spreads lo realms remote around: The small concerns of life no more
Gentile virgins own their flame Their busy thoughts employ. .
Kindled by thy matchless name.

But yet they live, --amazing thought ! 2nd S. Draw me, king, to thine embrace !

For ever fixt their fate :
All. We thy steps will swiftly trace. The works of good or ill they wrought
TAS. I'm already, wrapt in thought,

Have follow'd to that itate.
To the royal chambers brought.

Now then, my soul, thy days improve, All Happy bride! with thee we joy, SALVATION seek to share :

Sharing bliss that ne'er can cloy : Thy Saviour, and thy neighbour love,
Let the world, in sensual lays, To ineet thy GOD prepare !
Wine, and it's delusions, praise ; Westminster

S.-
We, who lawless transports hate,
Thy pure love will celebrate.'

orga4-4-5>.... and S. Daughters of Jerusalem!

"MY FATHER'S AT THE HELM!” Darker though my aspect seem, Colour'd by a sun more warm,

AN INCIDENT,
View not with contempt my form.
If my visage represents

Spiritually Improved..
Kedar's black unseemly tents; 'TWAS when the seas with hideous,
Richest hangings not delight

roar,
More than 1, your monarch's sight. A little bark asrail'd,

Think that through the dreary waste | And pallid rear with awful pow's
Wearied and expos'd l’ve past.com O'er each on board prevailid,
Me, unworthy if you deem,
So, in Egypt's sons esteem

Save one, the captain's darling child,
Judah's realm is little priz'd,

Who fearless view'd the storm,
And its fan&tuary despis’d.

And playful, with composure smild,

At danger's threar'ning form.

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" Why fpcrting thus ?” a seaman cries, [Instructive vaul: ! for here I find

" Whilf sorrows overwhelm?" Religious awe impress my mind, " Why yield to grief ?" the boy replies, As o'er these lords I tread! “ My Fatber's at the belm !" :|Amid their mould'ring bones I pass,

And read their titles grav'd in brass, Poor doubting soul, from hence be taught, Frail annals of the dead!

How groundless is thy feat; Think on the wonders Christ hath Shall mortals pant for glitt'ring state? wrought,

Is happiness but--oto be great? . And He is always near!

Are all unbleft befide?

I will no more the cheat believe, Safe in his hands, whom seas obey, | Tho' living grandeur may deceive, When swelling furges rise ;

'Tis by this vault deny'd. Who turits the darkest night to day, And brightens low'ring skics. Sure, earthly honours all are vain,

And titles' but enhance the pain, Though thy corruptions rise abhor'd, If nothing else we own. *And outward foes increase,

Be this th' ambition of my birth,
'Tis but for him to speak the word, | To seek for mure substantial worth
And all is hulh'd to peace.

Than namie's possess alone.
Then upward look, howe'er distress’d, There is an honour from the skies--
Jesus will guide thee home;

There is a name that dignifies
To that bleft port of endless rest,

The rich pofleflor's mind;
Where storms shall never come. No other title's worth my care ;

Be this the object of my pray’r,
J. A. K.

Which all that seek nay find....
A name and title grace can give

That make men happy while they live, REFLECTIONS

And when they yield their briath; On visiting the Vault of a Noble Family, When earthly fplendors shall be loft, in which are deposited the remains of

The names of saints shall sparkle moft, many illustrious Personages.

Immortaliz'd in death.

10TA. " I thank you, ye relics of sounding

titles, and magnificent names. Ye have taught me more of the littleness of

HYMN FOR A CHILD. world, than all the volumes of my li-, brary.” Hervey's Med. Vol. I.

SINCE Jesus 'loves to hear his praise

Arise from infant tongues';

Let us not waste our youthful days AH!'what is frail and transient man!

• In vain and idle fongs. ? Tho'life be length'd to the span That latest age can know !

We can't too eatly serve the Lord, What are the Noble and the Great, Nor love his name too dear; That once could boast exalted state,

Nor prize too much bis precious word, 9 Since here they lie so low!

Nor learn too soon his fear.
Can honour's founding titles bring. The pleasures that his children find,
No magic charm t extract the sting

Exceed the finner's toirth ;
Of all-subduing death?

Are food for the immortal mind, Mult lords, and dukes, and princes wave

And suit our humble birth. Their glitt'ring fplendor in the grave,

W. When once they yield their breath?

ERRATA in our last No. Page 45, line 8, for Hill read Hall.p. 46, l. 26, for moving read moved.

P. 47, note l. 13, for in the Society read in Society for Jer. xxxiii. 7, read xxix, 7.--p. 47, 1. 22, for denomination over (in fome copies) read domination over.

Prated by T. Gillet Salisbury Square.

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THE

Evangelical Magazine,

For APRIL, 1801.

BIOGRAPHY.

MEMOIR OF THE REV. GEORGE BELL, Late Minifier of the Asociate Congregation, at Wooler, in the

County of Northumberland. THIS good man, and industrious servant of Jesus Christ,

1 was born in the village of Crailing, near the town of Jedburgh, in North Britain. His parents, though poor, were of a respectable character for piety, and thole humble virtues, which, in general, are found to distinguish the cot· tages of the Scottish peasantry. At the parith school he was taught reading, writing, accompts, and the rudiments of the Latin tongue. The advantages which the youth in Scotland derive from thefowise institutions are peculiar, and very important. They lay the foundation of all that is afterwards venerable in piety, respectable in public appearances, and successful in commercial purtuits. At the instance of the General Assembly of the Church, and by the authority of Parliament, there were, foon after the Reformation, schoolinafters settled in every parish. Their qualifications are judged of by the Presbytery, and their conduct cognizable by them. Out of the unappropriated tythes there is allowed to them a small annual ftipend, from about five pounds to thirty. A dwelling and school-house, with a garden, are by the heritors given to them, and in several places pasture for a cow. In consideration of these emoluments, they are bound to inftruet, gratis, the children of the poor, The wages for other children are fixed by the Presbytery, and are very moderate indeed : one and sixpence a quarter for reading ; two thillings for reading and writing ; five shillings (in loine places only the half) for Latin and Greek. These things, aided by the affectionate superintendance of the ministry, produce the very best effects. The seeds of VOL. IX.

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