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those immoral practices, which have been suffered to acquire so dreadful an ascendancy: let us determine, with unalterable resolution, to adhere to that holy religion, which is given us as the rule of our faith and conduct, and as the unerring stand'ard of our principles. Let us, by means of education, render that religion an object of early veneration and attachinent, and by thus establishing its empire in the youthful heart, secure its influence in society: then may we hope that this night of blackness, and tempest, and horror, will be followed by a bright and glorious day; then may we hope, not merely to be preserved ourselves, but, by setting an example of reformation, to become the means of rescuing from impending destruction the whole civilized world; the preservation of which depends in all appearance on the triumphs of this country over vice, revolution and anarchy.”
We have thus endeavoured to furnish our readers with a rapid sketch of the pamphlet, which we have read with no sinall degree of care. Would our limits permit us, we should have been glad to offer a few specimens of the honest zeal and pure intentions of the writer, not less than of the frequent justness of his remarks, the liveliness of his style, and vigour of his imagination.
(To be Continued.)
TO THE EDITORS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S
prize poem delivered with unexampled applause by Mr. Heber, of Brazennose College, Oxford, in the theatre last June. Wishing every success to your valuable magazine,
I am, Gentlemen,
Y. R. S;
Synopsis.---Lamentation over the miseries of Palestine ---The
guardian angels of the land invoked.---Subject proposed.--- Present appearance of the country, with its present inhabitants, gcographically described, beginning from the north.---The Druses, from their situation and importance, first noticed ---contrast between the inhabitants of the mountains und plains.--Saracens and Bedouins (Nebaioth and Kedar.)--- Modern Jews ---Their degraded state of banishment---appeal to the Almighty in their behalf---founded upon his miraculous interpositions of old---their former greatness.---David.---Solomon---his splendour---popular superstitions respecting him---improved state of the arts among the Jews---their temple---firmness of the Jews under misfortunes---derived principally from the hope of the Messiah---his advent ---miracles---crucifixion---consequent punishment of the Jews, in the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and total desolation of the country ---Scenes of Christ's sufferings, however, continued to be venerated.---Pilgrimages.--Holy sepulchre.---Empress Helena.---Crusades---Nations which embarked in them described--- English heroism--- Edward the First---Richard Ceur de Lion.---Palestine still the
of" British talour --- Acre ---Conclusion.
'REFT of thy sons, amid thy foes forlorn,
which kings with envy view'd ?
Ye guardian saints! ye warrior sons of Heav'n,
lov'd so well
O happy once in Heaven's peculiar love,
Tho' Salem! now, the spoiler's ruffian hand
Fierce, hardy, proud, in conscious freedom bold
Tho' not for you the pale and sickly slave
Yet shines your praise amid surrounding gloom