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enclosed a cath note, value five guineas, which he begs the Gentlemen of the Committee to accept, “as a mite thrown into the treasury," and adds, that an acknowledgement of a receipt by “a line in the Evangelical Magazine for April will be satisfactory." This benevolent friend to the institution is requested to accept the grateful thanks of the managers for this dona. tion, for his pious wishes, and for his prayers,
REMOVALS, &c. OF MINISTERS. WE are sorry to learn that the indisposition of that eminent fervant of Jesus Christ, Mr. Áhburner, of Pool, has incapacitated him for the regular discharge of his ministerial office. Mr. Durant, late of Hoxton Academy, has received an invitation to be his assistant. · Mr. Hervey, of Cerne, from a similar cause, has been obliged to resign his charge, and is succeeded by Mr. Lamb, of Weymouth.
Mr. Pötticary, of Newport, in the Isle of Wight, has resigned his charge of the Independent Church in that town.
Mr. Prieitly, of Mere, is gone to be assistant to Mr. Sloper, of Devizes, and it is expected he will be succeeded by Mr. Gamble.
Mr. Kirkpatrick, of Sutton Athfield, Derbyshire, is removed to Toulmere, in Eflex,
MEETING OF MINISTERS. ON Thursday, March 5, a Meeting of Ministers was held in the Meeting-house of the Rev. Mr. Wake, at Leighton, Bedfordfhire; Mr. Caitlecion, of Woburn, began in prayer; Mr. Scraggs, of Buckingham, preached from Pl. xciv. 19; Mr. Carey concluded in prayer; and Mr. Tift, of Woburn, gave out the hymns. Much harmony and Christian love appeared in those present; and to the people, as well as to the Ministers, it was a pleasant, and we hope a profitable feason.
. As most of the above-mentioned Ministers (and others who attended) are members of the Bedford Union, they agreed to continue the Sabbath Evening Lectures at Winslow once every fortnight during the Summer. And we are requested to adů, that the general meeting of the Union of Christians" is appointed to be held at BEVFORD on Wedne day, May by when the Rev. A. Fuller, of Kettering, is expected to preach.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETIES. WE are happy to learn that the distribution of Religious Tracts becomes daily more extensive, and that a Society has been recently formed for that purpose on a broad and liberal basis at Darlington, in the county of Durham, under the auspices of several of the dignified Clergy, in that vicinity.-The Tracts they circulate are " to be in general selected from thoje of the Religious Tract Society in London," with whom they have opened a correspondence for that purpose. Plealing accounts have been received by the latter Society of their Tracts, having proved useful inftrumenis in awakening persons to a concern for their eternal welfare, who had hitherto been apparently insensible of the value of their immortal souls : in particular a clergymnan near Norwich writes, “that, through the divine blessing on the Tracts distributed in his parish, they have been extentively vietul," and we understand that the committee earnestly wish to be favoured with the communications of friends, who may at any time meet with instances of the Tracts being of use, directed (free of expence) to the Depository.
PO E T R Y.
THE MISSIONARY. | But this blest mariner, his heart above,
Jesus bis pilot, and his cargo love, An ExtraEt, written in 1798. His ardent wishes, and his longing eyes, ff YE! from whose eyes the tears of pity Fix'd on the crown that waits him in the flow,
skies, Whose hearts have learn'd tu bleed at Shou'd his poor bark, the sport of ev'ry others' woe;
breeze, Who love within the prison-wall to tread, Feel the full vengeance of the stormy seas, From the deep cell to raise the rev'rend. With tentold tury thou'd the furges roar, • head;
And plunge him in the deep, to rise no Admire the man, whose philanthropic mure, mind,
Walh'd from its ftains, and all his fins Breathes but one boundless with for all forgiv'n mankind:
His foul attains the wilh'd-for port of In this vaft circle all his passions move;
heav'n. Taught by his great Redeemer how to love, A half will not suffice---bis ample foul E’en now, in yonder seas, the peaceful Stretches its arms, and grasps che mighty
Gently divides the waves, and courts the
gale. Lo! where the illes in niental darkness lie
Bleft with the fairest climes that nature With thoughts of love he bends an eager
yields, eye :
With flow'ry plains, and ever-blooming Where thousands steer for all-alluring gold,
fields ; Hardy in hope, and in ambition bold,
With fruitful vallies, and unclouded skies, He bears the tidings of redeeming love,
Scenes form’d' to strike, and charm
the And points the soul to fairer realms above.
crealms above. I wond’ring eyes;
Chequer'd with funny mounts, and shady The fage can cross the pathless, howling groves, waste,
Such rural haunts as contemplation loves, To make on eastern lore a short repast; Deep in the bofom of the southern main, Can fly with rapture o'er Egyptian plains Fair Otabeite's sons their bounds maintain. To view a mould'ring pyramid's remains. For them, the God of heav'n profusely But other objects strike the Christian's eye, pours That time, or chance, or death, can ne'er A genial warmth, and fructifying show'rs; destroy;
Nature, unask'd, her annual tribute brings, Smit with the love of fouls, he boldly braves and tunes a thousand notes, and paints a The furious winds, and unrelenting waves; thousand wings. To this fair pinnacle his hopes aspire, To rear a heathen band, and lead the choir. But, tho' their scenes are fair, and skies
are kind, One angry bolt from yon avenging íkies. Blackness of darkness hovērso'er the mind, Can low'r the pyramid, no more to rise: | And sacred truth ne'er lent a single ray The spoils of Indian Thores, one ruthless To pierce the gloom, and chase the night sweep
away. May give for ever to the briny deep;
| Yet, there the missionary longs to stand, May disappoint a thousand longing eyes; | And found the gospel trumpet thro' the Snatch from the miser's grasp th' expected
prize, Force him, reluctant, from his wealth to 1 Oh that the Sun of Righteousness wou'd part,
rise, Blaft all his faireft hopes, and break his And, in full radiance, meet their dazz! hean!
Clear the gross film of ignorance away; 1 To hear the praises of their God ascend.
above, Shaded heneath sume venerable tree,
' And joy, as Moulin, in a Saviour's love. Closely surrounded by a favage throng,
posegon<««-<>upone Charm’d with the theme that animates his ! tongue;
LINES Amazing narrative! at once design’d To frike the passions, and arrest the mind. On observing a Diamond Cross suspended
1 from the Necklace of a young Lady,who He fows the feed amidst a thousand fears, was alighting from a Carriage at the Fans it with lighs, and waters it with Door of Covent Garden Theatre. tears ; i
LAH take away that Cross, nor let it shine Difpatches many an ardent pray'r to heav'n | A
** The false fair emblem of a love divine: That foft'ring thow'rs, and rip'ning beams I Can Chrif with Belial ever make a truce, be giv'ni
| Or works of darkness works of light proThat his dear Lord wou'd condescend to
duce? smile, A rich reward for all bis servant's toil!
If so, let this world's pleasure have thy
praise, That no rude enemy the work destroy,
Nor seek for happiness in wisdom's ways. And blight his hopes, and rob him of his
Go, let the Play-house thy affections share, joy;
And scorn to pass an hour in secret pray'r: Then looks thro' rolling years--and lo!
Disdain the converse of the Saints on earth, the grain
And give thy time to pastime and to mirth: Waves on the barren steep, and fterile
| But be confiftent; lay aside that gem, plain, And, flourishing beneath Jehovah's hand,
Which must, if thought upon, thy course
condemn. A Smiling harvest crowns the happy land. Profetes
Ppy land. Profefs not friendship to the Saviour's cause Sooth'd with the hope, he wipes his
Whilft underfoot thou tramplest all his laws. weeping eyes,
Let not the beauteous signet on thy breatt, Rapture pervades his soul--and thus he | Whilst thou’rt in league with Satan, be cries :
But bid the one, or other, quick depart; "O beauteous sight! shall ages inter- | For Christ must have an undivided heart.
vene? « Lord, give these eyes to view the blissfull
G.R. scene. « Yes, my dear Saviour! if thine heart on reading that Hogs at Otabeitè bave niet approve,
the custom of wallowing in the Mire. “ Before I see thy glorious face above,
DELIGHTFUL scenes! ye southern so give me heathen finners for my hire ; )
- isles! . " The matchless boon thall endless joys
Where yet a fruitful Eden smiles, inspire."
And plenty flows around!
Your shores no beasts of prey infeft, On the late revival of Religion at Moulin. I
Nor pois’nous creatures e'er molest, W HILE hcard with scorn by Mámmon's ! As if un-curft the ground!
frigid train, Who all the little hour of life employ!
Strange! that your Swine should not desire In keen pursuit of mean and selfih joy,
| To roll, like ours, in filthy mire,
But choose a cleanlier rest!
But yet-unhappy Itill the place!"
ow the joyrus , immers'd in fin, a sensual race, sound.” The rapturous voice of melody, that rolls
Man wallows there---a beast ! Along the vales of Moulin! Itconsoles All-hail! the gen'rous plan of love Their pensive bofoms, while they gaze (The spark descended from above around
That wak'd the sacred fire,) Earth's various climes, where Sin, the for- | 'Tis yours, ye messengers of grace, ceress, rears
Who few to help a ruin'd rice, Her altars, and the groveling million To raise them from the Mire! bend,
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