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And when the long'd-for holy Sabbath-day
Calls me from earth and its pursuits away,
Then may I, in the fervour of my youth,
Worship thee, Lord, in spirit and in truth
And in thy holy temple while I kneel,
May I thy purifying influence feel:
The Spirit's fire, the Saviour's softening love,
Lift my whole spirit to thy throne above;
That through the changes of the approaching week,
No worldly passion may the influence break.

With filial reverence may I still respect
My parents dear, whatever they direct;
Those authors of my being under thee,
Be always honour'd, always loved by me.

May I affection to my brethren show,
And as in years may we in friendship grow ;
All wrangling, envy, pride, and hatred cease ;
So may we live in harmony and peace.
And while our hands are busily employ'd,
May we of worldly wisdom be devoid ;
But fillid with Christian meekness, holy love,
With all the wisdom coming from above.

Thus may I live, O God, for Jesu's sake;
And should afflictions dreary overtake,
Then in thy mercy do not me forsake.
Should racking pain shake every trembling limb,
Resign'd to suffer, may I think of Him
Who suffer'd for me in my sinful stead,
In anguish bowing down his guiltless head.

My Saviour, may I glory in thy cross,
And for its sake count all things else but loss.
Shouldst thou with prosperous lot my horn uplift,
May I regard the Giver in the gist !
O whatsoe'er my earthly lot may be,
Joyous or adverse, be it blest by thee!
Then when the work allotted me is done,
My battle fought, my race of duty run,
May my Redeemer, by my dying bed,
Strengthen my heart, and lift my sinking head;
And take my spirit, in his loving breast,

To his own heaven of everlasting rest.
Bushmills, County Antrim.

MATTHEW LANKTREE, JUK.

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LIFE OF ISAAC BARROW, D. D.

(With a Portrait.) Dr. Isaac BARROW, one of the greatest Divines and most eloquent writers of the Church of England, was born in London, in the month of October, 1630; and had the misa fortune to lose his mother when he was about four years old. His education was commenced at the Charter-house, where he continued two or three years; and his greatest recreation was in such sports as involved him in quarrels among the boys. He was also very negligent in regard to his dress. Through the whole of his life he retained great personal courage; but he laid aside his propensity to fighting ; although his slovenliness remained to the last. At the Charter-house he was very indifferent to his book; and his father had little hope that he would ever excel as a scholar. Indeed his general conduct was so very unpromising, that his father often solemnly wished, if it should please God to take away any of his children, that it might be Isaac.

These gloomy thoughts of the anxious parent were only of short continuance. Isaac removed to Felstead, in Essex, where he made such rapid progress in learning, and in everything praiseworthy, that his master appointed him tutor to Lord Viscount Fairfax, of Emely, in Ireland. While he remained here he was admitted in the College of Peter-house, in the University of Cambridge ; but when he actually removed to the University, in Feb., 1645, he was

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