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And when the long'd-for holy Sabbath-day
With filial reverence may I still respect
May I affection to my brethren show,
Thus may I live, O God, for Jesu's sake;
My Saviour, may I glory in thy cross,
To his own heaven of everlasting rest.
MATTHEW LANKTREE, JUK.
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