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the Christian Roman empire for of the earth will become the kingdoms
twelve hundred and sixty years are of our God, and Jesus his anointed.
intended, under the divine govern. And the standard-bearers of divine
ment, to establish the doctrives of truth throughout the world proclaim
Christianity, by subduing the nations during this period, concerning these
to a political obedience to the Son of judgments, that they are iutended to
God. Ver. 7. Towards the close of the set free the oppressed, by destroying
twelve hundred and sixty days of their the oppressor from the earth.
testimony in mourning, they shall be
made silent as death; ver. 8, and lay Brief Notes on the Bible.
unburied, open and neglected in one of

No. II.
TOHN i. 1.

“ The Word was empire; vers. 9, 10, and the silencing God." of the principles they teach concerning Had the apostle meant to propound all men being equal, as the children of the Deity of Christ, would be not God, shall be (ver. 10) rejoiced over; have written, ver. 11, but to the astonishment of their The Word is God? enemies, those principles shall, as in And have dwelt upon what he had a moment, spring into life; ver. 12, so predicated of his Master in the and be called up to the throne of course of his gospel ? power: and that the church of God But, has he one subsequent allusion may know the twelve hundred and to such a doctrine, thundered, say sixty days are accomplished, there shall some of the Fathers, upon the Chris. be in that very hour, (ver. 13) a great tiap world? political earthquake, in which shall That Jesus was God, in a very perish a totality of the names, titles common and accepted Jewish sense of and distinctious of men in one tenth the term, during his ministry, possespart of the Roman empire. And this sing “ without measure," and exer. period concludes the second woe truin- cising as he did, divine and miraculous pet. Adding to the year 531 the com- powers, nobody cap question. mencement of the Germanic beast, That God is one and indivisible, that created by Clovis or Louis, it brings there is no other God, we have from us to 1791, or the Revolution in France, that great Being himself reiterations as the period for the cessation of sufficient, one would think, to put teaching in sackcloth the truths of modern orthodoxy out of couutenance; God.

yet, in perfect consonance with this The religious part of this history is sublime and consoling truth, the well. to be found, Rev. si. 18-29. In known instance of Jehovah's declarathe message addressed to the church tion to Moses, “ Behold, I have made of Thyatira, it speaks of, 1, their last. thee a God to Pharaoh," (not to cite ing services to the cause of Christi- other passages in harmony with this anity; 2, their permitting anti-chris. subordinate sense of the word,) comes tianity publicly to teach idolatry; 3, directly in support of my construction the severe punishments the church of the text. and state shall suffer for this; and, And, that John was mindful of the lastly, that considering the peculiar double import of the word, is manicircumstances of this period, those fest from his double application of it; who live in it, and who oppose for, he could not, in saying that “the the idolatrous worship of Rome are Word was with God, and the Word not expected to be faultless in their was God," mean to be understood, doctrines. No other burden is laid synonymously, that “God was with upon them in these dreadful times, but God"ị There is nothing, we know, to be steadfast in what religious truth too absurd for habitual, unsearching they obtain, and for them to bear a believers to acquiesce in ; but, assudetermined opposition to all idol-wor- redly, our evangelist, with all the ship.

sublimity imputed to him by Gibbon, Chap. xi. 15—18, is the sounding was incapable of so profound a comof the seventh trumpet, and a pre- murication, in terms either precise or diction that the consequences of all convertible. these wars will be, that the kingdoms





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Let them, I do beseech, still keep their A Poem in the Scottish Dialect, by the Tho'gin ye'wish’t, ye’re free to paint

places, tate Mrs. Hamilton.

their faces. [From ber Memoirs, by Miss Beuger, sea ivy limbs I yield ye ; and if ye see meet, Mon. Repos. XIII. 521,) Vol. I. pp.

To clap your icy shackles on my feet, 201-204.]

l'se no refuse; but if ye drive out gout,

Will bless you for't, and offer thanks de. Is that Auld Age that's tirling at the pin? I trow it is,-then haste to let him in : Sae muckle wad I gi' wi' right good-will, Ye're kindly welcome, friend; na, dinni But och! I fear, that nair ye look for fear

still. To sbaw yoursel', ye'll cause nae trouble I ken by that fell glow'r and meaning here.

shrug, I ken there are wha tremble at your Ye'd slap your skinny fingers on each name,

lug; As tho' ye brought wi' ye reproach or And unca fain ve are, ! :row, and keen,

To cast your misty powders in iny een; And wha,

a thousand lies wad bear the But, О', in mercy, spare my poor wee sin,"

twinkers, Rather than own ye for their kith or kin:

And I for ay 's'all wear your chrystal Bat far frac sbirking ye as a disgrace,

blinkers! Thankiu' I am have lived to see thy Then 'bout my lugs I'd fain a bargain face;

mak, Nor s'all I ere disown çe, nor tak pride, And gi' my hand, that I shall ne'er draw To think how long I might your visit

back. bide,

Weel, then-wad ye consent their use to Doing my best to mak ye weel respecked, share, I'll no fear for your sake to be neglecked; 'Twad serve us baith, and be a bargain But now ye're come, and through a' kind of weather

Thus I wad ha't, when babbling fools inWe're doomed frae this time forth to joy trude, thegither,

Gabbling their noisy nonsense, lang and I'd fain mak compact wi' ye, firm and strang,

Or when ill-nature, weel brush'd up by On terms of fair giff gaff to haud out wit, lang ;

Wi' sneer sarcastic takes its aim to hit; Gin thou'lt be civil, I s'all lib'ral be, Or when detraction, meanest slave of Witness the lang lang list o' what i'll pride, gie;

Spies ont wee fau’ts, and seeks great worth First, then, I here mak owre for gude and to hide; ay,

Then mak me deaf, as deaf as deaf can A' youthfa' fancies, whether bright or gay,

At a' sic times my lugs I lend to thee. Beauties and graces, too, I wad resign But when in social hour ye see combin’d them,

Genins and Wisdom-fruits o' hearts and But sair I fear 'twad cost ye fash to find mind, them;

Good sense, good humour, wit in playfu' For 'gainst your dady, Time, they could mood, da stand,

And Candour e’en frae ill extracting Nor bear the grip o' his unsoasy hand;

good; But there's my skin, whilk ye may further Oh, thrn, auld friend, I maun ha' back my eruokle,

hearing, And write your pame at length in ilka To want it then wad be an ill past bearing. wronkle.

Beiter to lonely sit i' the douf spence On my brown locks ye've leave to lay Than catch the sough o' words without Four paw,

the sense. And bleach them to your fancy white as But look na, Age, sae wisfu' at my . For some years she had been occamouth,

sionally subject to a slight degree of deafAs gin ye lang’d to pu'ont ilka tooth !










Ye winna promise ? Och, your unco The sunny temper, bright where all is dour,

strife, Sae ill to manage, and sae cauld and sour, The simple heart that mocks at worldly Nae matter-hail and sound I'll keep my

wiles, heart,

Light wit, that plays along the calm of Nor frae a crum o't s'all I ever part:

life, Its kindly warmth will ne'er be chillid And stirs its languid surface into smiles; by a'

Pure Charity, that comes not in a shower, The cauldest breath your frozen lips can

Sudden and loud, oppressing what it blaw,

feeds; Ye need na fash your thumb, auld carl, But, like the dew, with gradual silent nor fret,

power, For thero Affection shall preserve its

Felt in the bloom it leaves along the seat; And though to tak my hearing ye rejoice, Yet spite o' you I'll still bear Friendship’s The happy grateful spirit, that improves voice.

And brightens every gift by Fortuue Thus, though ye tak the rest, it sha'na

giren; grieve me,

That, wander where it will, with those it For ae blythe spunk o'spirits ye maun

loves, leave me ;

Makes every place a home, and home a

heaveu : And let me tell you in your lug, Auld

All these were his-Oh! thou who read'st I'm bound to travel wi' ye but ae stage.

this stone, Be't long or short, ye cannot keep me When for tbyself, thy children, to the

sky And, when we reach the end o't, ye maun Thou humbly prayest, ask this boon alone, pack;

That ye like bim may live, like bim may For there we part for ever : late or air,

die. Another guess companion meets me there; To whom yenill ye will ye--maun me bring;

CHILDREN'S HYMN. Nor think that I'll be wae, or laith to spring

Almighty Fatber! bounteoas friend! Fra your poor dosen'd side, ye carl on.

From Heav'n, thy glorious throne, descend,

And hear our infant praise ; couth, To the blest arms of everlasting youth.

Teach us in higher strains to sing; By him, whate'er ye're rif'd, sto'wn or

Teach us a nobler pray'r to bring, ta'en,

A loftier song to raise. Will a' be gi’en wi' interest back again : For thou, O God! didst frame the earth, Frose by a' gifts and graces, thousands Thy love gave all thy creatures birth,

Fill'd air and sea and land; Than heart can think of, freely he'll be. The silver moon, the brilliant sun stow,

Their stated journeys first begun Ye need na wonder then, nor swell wi'

At thy divine command. pride,

Thou bidd'st the storms of Winter pour, Because I kindly welcome you as guide,

Thou send'st the Spring's enliv'ning To ane sae far your hetter. Now a's

show'r, tauld,

To cheer the tender blade : Let us set out upo' our journey cauld ;

Tbine is the fruit that Summer yields ; Wi' dae vain boasts, uor vain regrets tor

Thine are the stores of Antumn's fields, mented, We'll e'en jog on the gate, quiet and con

In golden robes array'd. tented.

Our lib'ral friends, O gracious Heav'n!

By tby eternal love were giv'n

To soothe our dire distress;
For the Monument of Joseph Atkinson, Take them, at thine appointed day,

Preserve them, gracious God! we pray ;
Esq. of Dublin.

To endless happiness.
By Thomas MOORE, Esq. Almighty Father! bounteous friend!
If ever Int was prosperously cast,

From Heav'n, thy glorious throne, descend, If ever life was like the lengthen'd flow

And hear our infant praise; Of some sweet music, sweetness to the Teach us in higher strains to sing ; last,

Teach us a nobler pray'r to bring, 'Twas bis, who, mourn’d by many, sleeps

A loftier song to raise. below.

W. J. C.



1819. January 9, in her 70th year, poor were no less judicious than liberal. ELIZABETH, wife of the Rev. John Yates, She bestowed her time and attention as of Tozteth Park, near Liverpool. This well as her money, so as to apply what valuable lady was the youngest daughter she gave with the best effect to deserving of John Ashton, Esq., an enterprising and objects. In all the consolations, the duties, snecessful Liverpool merchant. Her mo- and the hopes of the Christian life, she ther, whose maiden name was Brooks, and was accustomed to confirın herself by the whose family were distinguished among daily perusal of the sacred page. Al. the Presbyterian Dissenters of that town though, during the greater part of her by their abilities, integrity and public life, she was unable to hear the public spirit, was a woman so exemplary and services of religion, she never failed to be jadicious in all her conduct, that io her present in the place where the “ Divine baternal influence and instructions we honour dwelleth ;” and to all, who saw may in no small degree ascribe the moral her in the social circle, it must have been worth of the subject of the present me equally remarkable, how entirely the para moir, especially since her husband, Mr. tial loss of that most important sense, apAshton, died at a comparatively early age. peared to be compensaied by her quickIn the year 1771, Mrs. Yates married the ness of apprehension, ber equanimity, and late Dr. Bostock, a physician of a culti. the kindness and civility of her manners. rated mind, whose rising reputation was She had the satisfaction of attending pub. cut short by a premature death in bis 30th lic worship on the Sabbath immediately Fear, and wbo left to her care an infant preceding her death ; and it is a subject of 500, the present Dr. Bostock. Five years gratitnde to her family, that, even to the after this event, she married the Rev. Jobn very last day of her life, and without any Yates, who had recently settled in Liver. fear of the awful termination of her illness, pool as the minister of the Presbyterian she partook in some degree of her ordi: coogregation assembling in Kay-street, nary recreations and employments. Her and afterwards removed to Paradise-street. death was the most easy and tranquil, With bim she passed nearly forty years of like the going out of a Aame, when the growing usefulness, barmony and happi- oil, which feeds it, is exhausted. Her ness, and had by him a family of five remains were borne to the small and beau. sons and three daughters, all of whom, tifully-situated cemetery attached to the except the eldest daughter, survive. Mrs. Park Chapel, almost in front of her house, Yates's mind was characterized by sound and were attended by her widowed hus. judgment and well-regulated sensibility. band, who was followed by her only broAs a wife and a mother she was dutiful, ther, Nicholas Ashton, Esq., of Wooltonaffectionate and assiduous. She conducted ball, and her eldest son, Dr. Bostock, of almost without any assistance the earliest London, to whom succeeded her fire part of her children's education, and, in younger sons, each of them supporting a repressing infantile passion, correcting wife or a sister. The following Lord's. begligence or obstinacy, and educing the day, January 17th, the congregation, who latent talents of the understanding and kindly testified their regard by appearing feelings of the beart, she nnited with suffi. in monrning, were addressed upon the cient decision that ingenuity and felicity consolations of religion by their minister, of managemeni, in which good mothers the Rev. Pendlebury Houghton, who asSo pre-eminently excel. Her uniform sisted them to improve the affecting occa. cheerfulness of temper, the presence of sion, by illustrating the support derived to mind which she evinced in cases of immi. the monrner from just views of the Provi. nent danger to herself or others, and the dence of God, from the Christian hope of patience and fortitude with which she a better life to come, and from the active bore occasional sufferings, may be traced discharge of all remaining duties; and not only to the strength, activity and cor- while with a touch delicate and beantiful rectoess of her understanding, but still as well as vigorous, he described these more to her firm, humble and practical general sentiments, he seemed to intend conviction of the all-wise and all-merciful more particularly to point out to the esteem soperintendence of the One True God. Sen- and imitation of his flock the strong consible of the various blessings she enjoyed solations, which, under the greatest of through the course of a long, prosperous earthly privations, support the friend of and honourable life, she received them his youth and the assiduous partner of his with thankfulness, was resigned when any pastoral cares. of them were removed, and still thankful for what remained. Her charities to the

Jan. 31, at York, deeply lamented by dence against him being an emissary of her family and friends, Mrs. Cowling, government, and the only foundation of widow of Mr. S. Cowling, of that city. the charge being his connexion with tbe She was a constant attendant on religious “ Constitutional Scciety,” established for worship at the Dissenting chapel in Sı. the diffusion of political information. But Saviorgate upwards of forty years; was though his life was saved, his circum. a steaily, enlightened, decided Cnitariau, stances were altered by political persecuand did honour to her creed by the uniform tion, and he owed his enjoyment of a coinand exemplary discharge (not seldom un- petence to the generous bequest of a gender very painful and trying circum- ileman who had been one of his counsel on stances) of every religious, social and bis trial. He lived, latterly, in retirement, relative duty.

and his talents and character are said to

have been, at length, appreciated justly Feb. 6, at her house, in Hackney, Mrs. by his townsmen. WAKEFIELD, widow of the late Mr. Gila bert Wakefield. Many will deeply feel the The late Mrs. KENRICK, of West Bromloss of this excellent womao. To her

wich, whose decease was briefly noticed relatives, and in the bosom of her family, in the last number of the Repository, she was ever a kind and liberal kinswo

[p. 66,] possessed qualities of mind and man, an affectionate sister, and a most heart, which, especially as displayed anxious, indulgent parent, extending her amidst the accumulated informities of dematernal love to her children's children, clining life, deserve to be recorded both as who were gathering around her. To her a tribute of filial gratiude and affection, friends and acquaintance she was most and as a proof of the power of religionis courteous and hospitable, and none could principle. It would be impossible 10 know her without witnessing the truly delineate a more faithful or impressive feminine delicacy which graced her per- portrait of her character, than has been son, her mind, and all the occurrences of already drawn by one who knew her well, her domestic life. She died, worn out by and who had possessed the best oppor. a long and painful malady, in the 58th tunities of observing with how much good year of her age, and the 18th of her sepa- sense, affection and conscientious regard to ration by death from a husband, to whom duty, she discharged the most important she was united in early life, and whose

offices of life. The following extract from memory she ever cherished with that pride a discourse delivered to the New-Meeting and pleasure which were derived from his

Society, Birmingham, by the Rev. John high attainments, his unshaken integrity, Kentish, will recall to the minds of those and his perfect conjugal attachment. who knew her, the virtues which they

oved, and afford to others an instructive 14, at Aberdeen, in the 82nd year of and consolatory example of the peace and bis age, Prosessor WILLIAM OGILVIE, of joy which are the fruit of Christian hope, the King's College, in that city. He was supported by babitual piety, and the re. one of the most accomplished scholars of membrance of a well-spent life. his age: his talents were of the first order, “The truly excellent person for whom his taste was of the most correct and re

we mouro, but whose removal from our fined nature, and the whole of liis very world we regret only on account of our. prolonged life was passed in the ardent selves, was a proof of the force of highly pursuit of knowledge. He died univer- respectable mental endowments combined sally admired for his valuable acquire- with an enlightened and cousistent proments, and esteemed by all who knew fession of Christianity. From the beginhim in private life, for the benevolence of ing of her long, bappy and honourable his bcart and the faithful discharge of life, Providence fixed her in circunstances every social duty.

singularly favourable; she derived

cominon advautages from lier family con21, at Walworth, in the 77th year nexions, and she fully manifested a dispoof his age, the Rev. JOSEPH JENKINS, D. D. sition and a capacity to improve ber Baptist minister, author of several pub- privileges. Her sphere of action was lications on questions relating to his deno. naturally domestic live; yet she may be iniuation, and of several single serinons. said to have occupied for a considerable

time a situation sopies hat more public Lately, at Longford, near Manchester, than is usually the lot of individuals of her in the 68th year of his age, Thomas sex and condition in society WALKER, Esq., formerly an eminent mer- situation in which her admirable good chant of Manchester, a steady and active sense, virtues and manners, rendered her friend of civil and religious liberty. He, greatly estimable and useful. I believe with six of his friends, was tried in April, that there are those in this audience who 1794, under the charge of High Treason, can attest as well as myself, the almost and bonourably acquitted; the only evi: maternal care she bestowed on many young

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