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TIW .V:i77l,Tir . wo.wrr. "
fclrike Uic tout! AtitJicm to hail fie bh-nt inominjf, '
i, . J tU kthii?tii inDnt apptiiMi 7, ,
fi! in tlif Ka?, a iifu' iUyringhnbwiiin
Hark ! tin- lad tirllnjri which umukI in our errs !
Chi til huipicioiM morn,
To un a c)iili N born,
fjory t? (h1 i i the hifht he p .n ; .
i tail our I!:-Jci mcrV birth
ITT . (lood ill and Trace on earth'- .
-- ilan uaiu have conjunction with lltau u."
" Hurk ! 'tnaVth role c of a icruph that nouaJt d
Slicplw rU of Jtuha uiuri wiUi imrpri! ;
While, itlt a nulianru of glory wirrouitdctt,
'I roopn of hiijjlit unjfeU tkkcciMl from the !Jtr
Now loud the t traiu
Hwi Hi nminl the happy plain,
"Glory lo Ul in the hihcU be given i
Hail our Kciliciticr hirtli
will and I'eacc on earth
Man shall again have coi.jiiiM tion with Heaven."
Hiil to the Huviotif, c!c icriuEft fmm Heaven,
To huild him a kingdom hich n-r r hall rcae ;
The child that in horn, and the Foil that is given,
U V. rvcrl:iKtin, tli'.- jprat Prime of Peace.
I'ruii? him with grateful lay
l'ur forth the tortd in prais? i
The government re-t on His shoulder, uh:vc :
In M'.rTi the (.o-llicod dwill
l hich 1m siilxluii! the helU :
And (ied the Creator, in Jcwn is k:.o'. n.
tub cam. nr WAI.I.Af;I..
0 rP- from the valley, () come from tli' ; lain,
And ai ise to the hilU of mr fathers :;fii't.
Tor a rhieftain has placed his banner on hiji,
And the scourge of hiscountrv hatli dared to iL IV.
Our lands arc laid w aste, and our homes air cJ,
While the ravaging Saxon is dwelling in piijj ;
O gather, e brave ones, in battle army,
And l!n" ?torm of the carnage shall sweet) him swae.
What ! jnll this Usurper he lord of our lar.d
Nor the son; (,f its heroes appeal to the brand ?
And it he su'nl that a Scot ever bore
Ti t. i iiuins w hich his fathers had spurned before
Then come from the vallcv, and come from the plain.
And ariv to the hills of your fathers again ;
We v. ,11 sweep like the whirlwind, or hurst like a Hood,
And the v.'.n of a tyrant shall set in his blood.
JJncJn Cdtllr, Juh 16, 1820.
Variety 'i. the very spice of Lie,
That gi es it all its navor.
When T was a young man, says Philip Thick
noss, I often visited a distant relation, to whom 1
v.nd my family had been much obliged. This
gcntlemun had nine agreeable, nay, beautiful
daughters, who had often entertained me with
the slipslop conversation of a rich,ut low, un
bred woman, their neighbor, "whose husband be
ing appointed high sheriff, occasioned her to talk
much to these ladies about the grund sheriff 'dinner
she was to give. . il I am determined, said she, to
have no custards ; for if I have custards, I must
have cheese-cakes ; and if I have cheese-cakes,
1 must "have jellies ; if jellies, fruits," &c.
As I usually spent my Christmas at the country-seat
of this, friend, with his lovely family,
there sometimes arose a kind of merriment, cal
led Christmas gambols, questions and commands,
J fcc Kqw these Innocent sports led the: gentle,
men sometimes to salute the young ladies all
around ; a pleasure in which I alone, who perhaps
loved them best, always declined partaking. This
shyness in me seemed so unaccountable to them,
that they one and all seized an occasion to rally
Trre for possessing a mauva'a kont so contrary to
the etiquette at that time of ihc year. I confes
sed the force of the charge, and fully acknowl
edged my guilt ; adding, that the only excuse J
could offer was, that if I had custards, I must
; , , Jiave cheese-cakes; if cheese-cakes, jellies; i(
jellievS, fruits ; and if iir short, before I had hall
done with my ifiiy they all ran away, and left me
in the field of battle, arid never rallied Id make an
attack on me again. .
" V.'ili ladles hence encourage lads of merit,
, A id SjAii'.i' at fops with unbecoming spirit ih ,
How prevalent is the opinion among yotinr
men, tnat tne jroppenes ol uresscan giw then.
. i . . i . . . .
vnr the (S tltO fun:i!e tr::, A n.urt
'K grading idea cl IVmlc di-f cinm nt could
not bt cnuitaincil. ' To Mippoic tbe ,.
u-rior'dccorationj of what . luav. not
be m hatuUome erionf are wciIkU !) tlicm
ijjainftt pt(m breeding, evinced in a ronttant
dckire to jdeatc, or the tit.lid arrjutMtioi) ,ol
knowledge, U preposterous in the extreme.
A ladv tl jeni3 would fctvnn the ntutrwho
shaulJ vow uc!i icnti::cn'i ; and even li2
who h herself destitute of literary Require
ments, holdi him cheap wlio'depthd Mtlrly
on extrinsic qualifications for respectability.
A coxcomb may mue in company tn:ty
occasionally command a untie or a nmpli
ment from a lady, but never personal regard.
A graceful dancer will excite admiration ; a
superior singer will gain ippbuse a humor
ous punster wjll create a laugh but it is good
sense only that can ensure etteeiu, or inspire
flections with the amMbI(.orl(QQ.o.f jheJb-
male sex.- .
It is remarked by-Miss-Kdeworth that
" a woman may always judge of the estima
tion in which she is held, by the conversation is addressed to her." When balls, fash
ionr, dresses, Sic. are the sole topics of con
versation, a lady must naturally stippote either
that a mean opinion is entertained of her un
derstanding, or that the gentleman himself is
destitute of the rich treasury of knowledge ;
ut.acquainted with the refined pleasure cf a
well stored mind ; unable to enjoy the 44 feast
of reason and the flow of somV - -
Though dress should not be esteemed our
"8ummum honum," vet it must not be alio
gether neglected. Let u man be neat fash
ionable, if he pleases, in his appearance ; it is
a respect he owes to his friends and to him
crlf, but let dress be a secondary considera
tion. All the useless accomplishments of
fashionable life cannot compensate for the
tvar.t of good sense. There are, indeed, few
females in respectable society who cannot
quickly discern and appreciate a vacant or
'vrll informed mind.
A display of learning in female society
shoud also be avoided. The pedint is as
liI.tlv esteemed as the coxcomb. Conversa
tion should in a great degree be suited to the
company ; but whether grave or gay, should
dways evince a reflecting mind, and be wor
thy of a rational man. Independent of th im
mediate pleasures we enjoy in the possession
of knowledge, the advantages we derive from
it are innumerable. It is this that commands
the esteem of our acquaintances, an esteem las
ting, because based upon solid acquirements,
that when once attained arc ours through life !
Domestic scenes are the source of our most
substantiaTenjoyments. Fatigued with busi
ness, or dispirited wth vexation and disap
pointment, we cast our thoughts to our lamilv
circles. If all Ihere is harmony, peace and
innocence, we are sure oi a relief from all our
troubles. "The world and all its vanities
shut out," it forms a little paradise. Such a
family I knew. Harmony and love united
the parents ; innocence, modesty and learning
conspired to make the daughters interesting.
Under these advantages they naturally at
tracted attention. Yet with all these tempta
tions, it may appear wonderful they, never
caught the contagion of fashion, which is con
lined to weak minds. No vanity diminished
their charms. Though not servile imitators
oi fashion, they were not superstitiously op
posed to a due uniformity of existing customs:
They were courteous and polite to all, with
whom they fell in company, but never encou
raged conversations respecting themselves,
nor willingly received a fulsome compliment.
They entertained company who were dispo
sed to improvement, and could instruct them.
by their conversation. The flatterer, the fop
and the loiterer, never fund audiente noren
xmriigcmentIhtigrcaUjrnamentof all the
other accomplishments of these young ladies
was the influence of practical religion. The
fading nature of beauty, and the uncertainty
of life seemed always strongly impressed on
their minds. This, far from communicating
a gloom infused aliappy serenity ; and while
it was also a substantial ornament to beauty.
No fearful terrors, no melancholy thoughts
depressed them oh the approach of danger and
disappointment, it was an interesting scene
when one ofhem was called upon tp part with
Her friends forever :
"Time had hut touched her form to finer jrrace,
" Years had but shed their favors on her face,"
when she wja& called 1 rom the "society of the
living anaher body committed to the silent
tW5;Wit'li'aln1hI elevated bj nature; an
understanding cultivated and 'enlarged by
study, a heart tender and "sympathetic ; be
nevolent, amiable and modest, this young la
dy drew to herself the affection, the esteem
or respect of all who had the pleasure of her
cquamtance, serious and discreet, her inti-
rail.; d t'.'ir Imt. Pioudy re M.-nr .'I, .! w.n j
p.uirnl under all the trial, u Hit whkh it pica
sr J Providence lit afilict her, I sjw h-.r in her
List Ulnm. Her drulgtnt'vyc wm "skklcd
r with the pale cast of death," her lungs
heaved with a violent hectic, and her cmac'u
(cd. frame wai lotteiiug on the brink of the
grave yet her soul wis calm and serene, look
ing with epmpoaure ou the dissolution of na
ture which the purity of her mind hud divested
of its terrors. Tew of her hours had been ipent
in frivolous and trifling amusements f fw of
her days had pasted without lulding iomc
thing to her store fr useful knowledge. She
had . none p( , tlwt puduutic learning .which t
disgusting in any one, and ridiculous in a fe
male i but that practical philosophy which be
longs to us all as active and rational beings,
which teaches us to th'mk, to act, and to die,
liberalized her mind, and while it raised the
J'5aity-.(Jhcrcharacicr$dctracted nothing
from those delicate accomplishments of her
sex.Thcre was a purity in her converationi
and dignity in her manners, that overawed
vice and gained the involuntary admiration of
every beholder. llutfthciMgonc. Theclods
of earth lie heavy on her bosom, and the un
conscious storms upon her gnve. W'c
may pour our tears over the dust that was
once moulded in so elegant a form, and ani
mated by so ptlre a spirit, but her soul li;is re
turned to Him who gave it, leaving her
friends in tears, and casting a brisrht and
shining light on the path that leads to heaven
A few months before this ingenious artist
was seized with the malady which deprived
society of one of its most distinguished or
naments, he proposed for his matchless pen
cil the work he has entitled a tail piece the
first idea of which is said to have been started
in company, while the convivial glass was cir
culating round his own table 14 My next un
dertaking," SHid Hogarth, "shall be the end
of all thing." . .. -
"If that be the case," replied one of his
friends, u iorr business will he frisked, for
there will be an end to the painter" "there
xv'i'.l so !" answered Hogarth, sighing heavily
" and therefore the sooner my work is done,
the better." Accordingly, he began the next
day, and continued his design with a diligence
that seemed to indicate an apprehension that
he should not live till he had completed it.
This, however, he did in the most ingenious
manner, by grouping every thing which could
denote the end of all things. A broken bot
tle an old broom worn to the stump the
butt end of an old musket a cracked bell
abow unstrung a crown tumbled in pieces
towers in ruins the sign post of a tavern,
called the World's End, tumbling the moon
in her wane the map of the globe burning
a gibbet falling, the body gone, and thr chains
which held it dropping down Phrebus and
horses dead in clouds a vessel w ricked
Time with his hour-glass and scythe broken.
nnd a tobacco pipe in his mouth, the last whiff
ot smoke going out a play book opened,
with Exuent Games stamped in the corner
an empty purse and a statute of "bankruptcy
taken out against nature. " So far, so good,"
cried Hogarth, " nothing remains but this,"
taking his pencil in a sort of prophetic fury,
and dashing off the similitude of a painter's
pallet broken, " Finis !" exclaimed Hogarth,
"rie deed is done! all is over!" It is re
markable and little known, that he died about
a month after finishing this tail piece, hav
ing never again taken the pallet in his hand.
He tltat it not fur ww, it against me.. jtscs cunisT.
lhese words were spoken by Him who
knows the secrets nof every heart, and who
will bring every work into judgment, whether
it be good or bad. The. passage does not
leaveHnchreutraihgrmm foot
of any traveller. It decisively fixes every
solitary individual as a friend or an enemy to
the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour. The
Church of God, which has been bought by
the precious blood of his Son, is the most in
teretfWpolathTiunity ' on earth. With its
prosperity and happiness, God has been pleas
ed to connect his own honor and glory." A
society so dear to God, and so intimately
connected with the highest interests of our
feUowrmen, cannot fall to command the best
wishes, the most vigorous exertions, and fer
vent prayers oLeyiry genuine friend to the
Saviour and his kingdom in the world. In
this momentous period, when the captain ol
salvation is leading his armies forth to con
quest and a crown rhen all christeftdOm
seems to be awakening from the guilty slum
bers of past ages ; when rich and poor, male
ana remale, who feel an interest in, the pread
of the.. Gospel, are lip and doing something
to advance the cause and glory of Immnn-
ei s Kingdom ; are there any still idh
ia tbU brt r.f wrifs and rf lor
I rt-tiicr or my ilitcr, it i utterly vain for ),j
to iny that you are a friend of ihc Lord 'c.
ius, if you are not attcmjuing to promote 1
caUu-. Sclog ha h:i said, " He that
cth jot with me, scnttereth abroad." IU
has poiitivtly decided, if you arc not endcav
oring to build up, you ure, bv all that) 01
do, daily attempting to pull down his ting,
dom. While vou are thus employed, do tia
forgdt thathe has sald,'it shall stand for ever, will be -found-fightmg-aga'mst -God,;
alUough voir have never thought net
intended your conduct to bear this coimrtte-
tiorC Wnh what reiigious oiiety( havejou
connected yourself I or are you living as in
individual, or the head of a family,. nncon
nected with any? Can you find no drnomina
tion of Christians in this land of freedom and
choice, whom you esteem worthy of your is
sociation ? Or arc you afraid this plan inigru
now and then cost you u dollar or two i - l)fr
not be afraid of this ; for this best class dF
friends to society are about to learn how tu
iecu upon me winu, or, line tne graishoppcrr V
to live upon the dew. In what biUc, or mis
sionary, or tract, society, have you cast into
the treasury of the Lord, to spread his gos-.
pel and his glory throughout the world ?
What college or pious young man is rccciv- ,
ing your friendly aid, that there may be a
sufficient number of well qualified, ministers
of the gospel, to supply the wants of six hun
dred millions of-our fellow Tnottalsf'whu are s"
yet in midnight darkness ? Is h nothing to
you, who are called a christian, that thousands
are perishing for lack of knowledge while
you sleep and wake beside a Bible,; near a
temple of God, where vou hare opportunity
of attending the faithful ministry of some
honest servant of the Lord Jesus? What
religious paper clo you read, in this eventful
period of- the church, to acquire the neces
sary information relative to the sute of the;
church.' O, I have lately heard you say that
you arc not able to take one of these papers.
It is, indeed, hard times. True : but not too
hard to buy as much grog, and as many fine"
clothes, as have brought a public officer to the
houses of many in this county in the past
year. I have never vet heard of one man in-
this county being prosecuted for the debt of
a religi ous or state paper. The stratagems
of an ignorant and depraved heart are indeed
astonishing. Do some who occupy even a
Jiuimiut 111 liiv ItlUIWII, m til 3 Lit 1 iiiuac .
around them, that our religious intelligence
is fabricated stories, or Yankee tricks to make ?
money ! ! (), " tell it not in Gath." Leave ,
this horrid deed to the infidel, fif there bo .
any in these days of light,) or to the old wry
faced professor, who have both ever been op '
posed to revivals of religion and the power
of godliness. Keligion has enemies sufficient
in every part of our country, ready and wil
ling to detect any sophistical narrative in its
favor. Professing brethren, of every name,
let me beg you, on a review of past life, to
determine on which side of this important
and all-interesting business you are
Whether for or against Christ. The- issue -"-involves
the future destinies of all living.
0, ye heralds of the Cross ! what arc you do- -1
ing, and w hat the influence you have on your
dear charges, for this best of causes: lou,
my brethren, who occupy the lower and more
private walks of life, what are you doing for
Christ? If you be poor, or in low circum
stances, he asks you to do a little for him, 3.
who died to save your wretched souls. See
that that little be done in the sincerity of
your hearts. If you are rich and increased ;
in goods, he calls upon jou to do much ia
these . days of wonders. Do not; hoard "up
your gold and silver in your strong coffers,
nor in the-bank, for your children. If the
Lord has needpn yowP"
coffers or yourchildren, though secured iy""t
a thousand adamantine keys. Or should yM
order it as a pillow. to your -stiffened neck, lie . ;
can as easily call t.from under your head ia
tne grave, as to comrpana tne hsn, witn a
piece of sijVer in its mouth, to'come to Pe
ter's hook to furnish the ; tribute money.
What consolation can hoarded treasures af
ford a man, jvho must know that he is living
and likely to die under all the mass)' loadct
his unpardoned iniquities?: Dear brethren,
the Lord is mustering his armies on every
side : he is on his way to conquer the wrld;
nor; will he Tall to accomplish his piir)ose.-i
We see the day of millenial glory breaking
on our guiltv world ; soon shall it burst wit'1
a(l its splendor, and the glory of the Lord
shall shine'frm the rising to the setting
the sun. Efe long. iesus shall indeed receiv.1
the heathen for his inheritance, r.nd theutter
mdst paTtfoT tHlWloThis"'pcssessic;
O.brethren, let uS, seek to participate in thif:
greatest of 'earthly glories promOtn'.g th..
kingdom of our exalted Redeemer 1'? UJ'
see that we 'stand each in his own place, .m
fill im our dav w ith usefulness in th: p'h

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