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hail him as their brother, and associate in all the oc- eousness;" or, as he is called in that magnificent decupations and joys of the regions of light, and life, and scription of the Son of God, in the nineteenth chapter giory.

of this book, the “ King of kings, and Lord of lords.” Again: it is said of the triumphant Christian, “I Yes, my Christian brethren, as it was customary to will on him the name of the city of my God, engrave on the pillar of worldly triumph the name of which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of the leader under whom the soldier fought and conbeaves from my God.” As it was usual to write on quered ; so the Captain of your salvation, your Guide these pillars of triumph the name of the city of the through all the intricacies of this valley of tears, your

del ueror; so, on the pillars erected in heaven, shall Leader in the great conflict against the corruptions of be engraved the name of that celestial city, which the heart, the vanity of the world, and the assaults of afterwards descended in vision before St. John, or which the powers of darkness, shall stamp his own name on is here called " the New Jerusalem, which came down your forehead, and designate you as his children for sut of beaven from God.” Even here, in this state of being, my brethren, it is “ the city not made with bands" the Christian seeks: "we have here no con

Reviews and Notices. inuing city; but we seek one to come,"_" the city that bath foundations, whose builder and maker is 'ligious Tract and Book Society for Ireland, 1836.

The Deserter. By Charlotte Elizabeth. Dublin, ReGod." And to that city he shall be exalted in heaven.

We are pleased with this book, and shall be glad if it Lit up your eyes, ye dejected children of God, and

obtains a wide circulation. It is the history of a soldier, behold for a moment your future habitation, as it is who, after a long series of insubordination, crime, and displayed in the glowing picture of one who was per- punishment, suffered at length in India the last penalty ninted to gaze upon it. Behold“ its walls of jasper,”

of death. We extract the following account of him and its " foundations of precious stones ;" “ the glory

from the letters of the chaplain who attended him in

prison; and we are given to understand that we may of the Lord to lighten it, and the Lamb to be the light

place implicit confidence in the fidelity of the statebereof;" its "river of life;" its “ tree whose leaves

ment. Though the quotation be somewhat lengthened, are for the healing of the nations.” Behold it without we think our readers will be interested with it. any “ curse," or " night," or sorrow," or crying,” “An unhappy soldier was tried here last week for ** death." The life of this world, says the Apostle desertion for the seventh time, mutiny, and striking an za true servants of the Redeemer, “is not your life. officer upon a court-martial. Any one of these offences far your life is hid with Christ in God.” In like man- was death, and, when coming in this sad combination, nar, it may be said to the true Christian, The heritage made his fate almost sure. He had been a notorious of this world is not your heritage : you are born to a character, having for various offences received five loftier destiny, you are citizens of a heavenly country : thousand three hundred lashes : and, having been reyou are sent among us for a time, to take a transient ported to me as a most bigoted Roman Catholic, as vien of our prison-house, to benefit us, and to learn well as a hardened culprit, I delayed visiting him until more effectually yourselves, by contrast, the superiority there should be a hope of his heart being softened by of the world to come. The language of your Lord is, the dreadful sentence which awaited him: but learning * In my Father's house are many mansions : I go to that he intended to be very abusive when called upon prepare a place for you.” And ( what motives for for his defence, I went to persuade him, if possible, to patience, and gratitude, and love, does such a promise a more becoming and less fatal conduct. After many supply! What is it, my Christian brethren, to be visits, and many hours' expostulation, he consented to straitened for a time by the narrowness of our mansion take my advice, and to accept my assistance in preparan earth, if such is the habitation prepared for us in ing a better defence. I staid with him nearly the kearen? Wait but a little moment, and, though it whole of Friday night, and, when I left him, sat up the shall not be granted to you, as to St. John, to see, in remainder, preparing his defence against the next day; the flesh, the descending vision of the “heavenly city," but, finding that I could not succeed so well as I

shall be granted to you to behold it in still more wished in so short a time, I went to the court on farcurable circumstances. He saw it indeed; but it Saturday, and begged for him a longer time, till MonFax in a trance, and but for a moment; and he awoke

day, to prepare his defence. This, through my entreaty, to find himself a prisoner in the flesh, and an exile in was granted. I spent the whole day and nearly the Patmos

. But in your case, sight will be possession. whole night in collecting witnesses and arguments for You shall behold the city of God, to lose sight of it no him. On Sunday I had to go through my usual fatigue more; you shall see it, to be welcomed as its citizen of three whole services, yet I sat up the whole of that and its inhabitant for ever. You shall no sooner plant night and wrote a very long defence, which had so your foot in its golden streets, than your exile shall much in it that was plausible, that I even hoped it either be remembered no longer, or remembered merely would save the poor wretch's life. I spared no effort to enhance the joys of deliverance. Your chains shall either, to turn the current of opinion in his favour. . . drop from you ; and you shall walk abroad in all the ... On Monday morning I went to the prisoner at “ glorious liberty of the children of God.”

five o'clock, and read over his defence, which he But it is added, finally, “ I will write upon him my seemed cordially to adopt: but, to my great grief, and nen name."

In other words, the same Divine hand to the astonishment of a crowded court, when brought

the triumphant servant of the cross up for his defence, he cast mine aside, and put in the the " new name” by which God hath last revealed him- one he had originally intended to adopt. From that self to his creatures; that is, the name of Jesus-the moment his fate became inevitable; but I prevailed Messiah-the Anointed One—“the Lord our Right- with the judge-advocate to allow mine to be read over,

will stamp upon

which was done; and, from the attention which was bow to the colours of every regiment, as he passed paid to it, I really believe that, had the prisoner been along, and to the officers, who, together with the men, willing to adopt it, it might have saved him; but his were overcome by his manner and appearance. The conduct was most perverse, and the consequences to sensation was universal; many officers retired into the him must be fatal... I am now performing the most rear, the soldiers all wept, and even the natives, crowd. painful of all duties which can fall to a clergyman, ing in every direction, honoured him with their tears.... of preparing him for the event that awaits him, and Every one seemed affected but he who was principally writing his condemned sermon. I thought last night concerned in the scene. He told me, poor fellow, it when I visited him, I saw some symptoms of contrition, was pleasure to him. • It is not death (said he, with some glimmering hope that, thongh an outcast from peculiar energy): he that believeth in Jesus shall never the world, God will make him accepted in the Beloved. die.' I began myself to participate so much in his It pierced me to the heart to witness the deep distress joy, that I forgot the formidable parade amidst which of his mind. ...

I was placed. As we came to the open side of the (From another letter.) " In a few weeks he at. square, I thought that the near approach of death tained to a considerable knowledge of all that was might alarm him, and I spoke to him suitably. His essential to his salvation. The eagerness with which answer was, “Sir, I feel myself wonderfully increashe read his Bible, and listened to my explanations of ing.' He spoke much of the faithfulness of God to it, was most interesting. Sometimes when I entered his promises, of his nearness to him in all that he his cell I found him cast down beyond the power of called upon him for, and of his assurance of pardon, conversing with me; then he would put the Bible into and of an immediate translation to unchangeable bliss. my hands, as the only source of his consolation, and he Arriving at the centre of the open side, his coffin was seemed immediately to forget his sorrows, in the glad

set down, and the party that was to fire upon him was tidings of the Gospel. Often when distress and anguish drawn up before him. We knelt together by the side came upon him, he would begin to pray with me; and, of his coffin and prayed; and, as I commended him to certainly, I never saw a more convincing proof that his faithful God and Redeemer, he turned his eyes God hears and answers prayer, than in the remarkable upon me with such tenderness and affection as I canrelief which he invariably found, in making his requests not describe. I then gave him my hand, which he known unto him. My attentions had done away some kissed, and upon which I think he dropped his last of the prejudices against him. His colonel went to tear, for I left him in perfect peace. The shots of visit him, and a truly touching interview it was. The seven muskets, which he received without Hinching, colonel was so affected, I thought that he would have soon closed his eyes to the scenes through which he fainted; and the prisoner seemed as if his heart were had passed; and I have the best hope that they were bursting. . . ... The night preceding the fatal day immediately opened to behold an innumerable train of I scarcely left him; and as each hour passed by, he

heaven's tenants, welcoming him to the rest prepared seemed to ripen for eternity, and to hail the approach- for him, and to see the glory of God and the Lamb." ing dawn of the glory he so earnestly longed for. Leav- ---Pp. 170-222. ing him for half an hour, whilst I went to dress myself, We will make only one remark. A considerable I returned at six o'clock, when I received a shock I space of time elapsed between the condemnation and never shall forget. I found him dressed in a shroud,

execution of this poor man, so as to admit really satisready for his burial. Indeed, he was in the best sense

factory evidence of the sincerity of his repentance: we

cannot, therefore, here—though we have occasionally ready for that, and I began to rejoice in his tribula

to distrust the accounts blazoned forth of prison-contion. I administered the sacrament to him. At seven versions--we cannot but fully agree in the chaplain's o'clock we left the cell, where he had lingered out three opinion, and believe that this was a “ brand plucked long months, and proceeded, under an escort, to the

from the burning.” The volume, though a military spot from which his spirit was to wing its flight to

history, will be found interesting and useful to all

classes of readers. heaven. A sight truly appalling now opened to our view: the whole army was drawn up two deep, in three sides of a square, leaving the fourth side open.

The Cabinet. There must have been four thousand soldiers, and an

God's Goodness.—God would not permit evil to immense crowd of natives. We first proceeded to the

exist, if he had not some greater good to bring out

of it.-Augustine. centre of this square, where the sentence and warrant

SPIRITUAL PRIDE.- It is easier to take away carwere read over, which he heard with very becoming

pets and curtains from our drawing-rooms, or ornafirmness, and then looked stedfastly at me, as though ments from our dress, than to take away uncharithe wished me to resume my exhortations and counsel. ableness from our spirits, bitterness from our tempers, From thence we were marched to the open side of the

censoriousness from our tongues, and, worst of all

, square, where his coffin and the band of his execution

pride, even that most hateful species of it, spiritual ers were waiting. With these passing before him, and

pride, out of our hearts.—Rev. Hugh White. the band playing, we had to walk round the whole

AFFLICTION.—Affliction, when it is well sustained,

affords the means of improving every part of the square. This parade must have occupied twenty Christian character. It is a discipline, which, by minutes. I read some passages out of the Bible; and, pruning redundancies, discovering and healing disas I was enabled, spoke to his comfort. He attended eases, and exciting and encouraging languid actious to little that was going on, and was better engaged in

and dormant principles, diffuses its influence over suitable thoughts of the transition he was about to

the heart, and consequently shews itself in the life,

in more correct and energetic practice, more dilimake, from whatever man could render awful and ter

gence, more of the Christian spirit, and of resemrific, to the joys of his Lord. He made a respectful blance to the Christian's great and perfect Exemplar,

Are there no pinions left to bear
Me where the good and gentle are ?
Yes! rise upon the morning's wing,

And, far beyond the farthest sea,
Where autumn is the mate of spring,
And winter comes not withering,

There is a home for thee ;-Away-away!—and lay thy head In the low valley of the dead!

T. K. HERVEY.

THE UNSEEN WORLD.

“For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon

with our house which is from heaven."--2 Cor. v. 2.

'Tis but a film of Aesh divides

Us from the heav'nly place; 'Tis heaven to be where God resides,

And see him face to face.

are entire devotedness to the service of the Most High.-14, Newnham.

THE SABBATH.- It is no rash assertion, that from that holy institution, the Sabbath, have accrued to min more knowledge of his God, more instruction in riz teousness, more guidance of his affections, and we onsolation of his spirit, than from all other heas which have been devised in the world to make ha vise and virtuous. We cannot fully estimate the dets of the Sabbath, unless we were once deprived of it. Imagination cannot picture the depravity which would gradually ensue, if time were thrown into 00: promiscuous field, without those heaven-directed beacons to rest and direct the passing pilgrim. Man would then plod through a wilderness of being; and one of the avenues, which now admits the light that will illuminate his path, would be perpetually closed. -Bishop Dehon.

MINISTERIAL FaithfulNESS AND UNITY.—To promote the growth of the Redeemer's kingdom upon earth, and to fashion it to the likeness of his kingdom in heaven, are the great ends for which we have been called and set apart from our brethren : these are the emis which we must propose to ourselves, if we desire to do the work of Him that sent us, in such a manner 3 to save both ourselves and them that hear us; and the greater the advantages we possess for doing that worš eflectually, the greater will be our sinfulness, if He beglect the gift that is in us, and are no better than indolent, indifferent, unprofitable servants. This consideration, at all times a solemn and awakening consideration, must surely be felt to press upon us at the present moment with peculiar force. In addition to the awful thought, that the eternal welfare of thousands of our brethren may be dependent upon sur ministerial faithfulness, let us remember that the Established Church itself is now more than ever contizzate upon our personal qualities and exertions. Our first and highest trust, in this season of peril, must be in Him, who alone is able to deliver us, and wls, if it should please him to purify our Church by tribulation, will, we are persuaded, acknowledge it, when purified, for his own. Let us look to Him for protection and guidance ; let there be, at the present trisis, a more than ordinary degree of fervour and importunity in prayer to him, for a more abundant eission of his Holy Spirit upon all the members of kás household. But, humanly speaking, the safety of the Church, as a recognised and honoured instrument of good in this country, depends upon its clergy; opon the faithfulness of their preaching, upon the assiduity of their ministrations, upon their exemplary lives and conversations, and lastly upon their brotherly union and concord.Bp. Blomfield's Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of London, 1834.

Our God is every where around;

But while we sojourn here, Thick mists from earth the sense confound,

And heaven may not appear. But could we lay the body by,

And wash our eye-sight clean, Then look into the boundless sky,

How different 'twould be seen!

What now is void and silent space,

Were full and vocal then ; Its 'habitants a heavenly race,

Though once our brother-men:

Our brethren once, our brethren now,

Still knit in holy love ;-
We praise and serve him here below;
They praise and serve above.

Rev. C. NEALE.

CHILDREN OF LIGHT.

“ Walk as children of light."--Ephesians, v. 8.

Poetry.

WINGS. " And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would

I fly away, and be at rest."--Psalm iv. 0.
On! for the wings we used to wear

When the heart was like a bird,
And floated still through summer air,
And painted all it looked on fair,
And

sung to all it heard!
When fancy put the seal of truth
On all the promises of youth!
It may not-oh, it may not be !

I cannot soar on fancy's wing ;
And hope has been,- like thee, like thee!-
These many weary years to me,

A lost and perished thing!

Walk in the light! so shalt thou know

That fellowship of love
His Spirit only can bestow

Who reigns in light above.
Walk in the light!-and sin abhorr'd

Shall ne'er defile again ;
The blood of Jesus Christ the Lord

Shall cleanse from every stain.
Walk in the light!—and thou shalt find

Thy heart made truly His, Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined,

In whom no darkness is. Walk in the light!-and thou shalt own

Thy darkness passed away,
Because the light hath on thee shone

In which is perfect day.
Walk in the light-and e'en the tomb

No fearful shade shall wear ;
Glory shall chase away its gloom,

For Christ hath conquered there!

Walk in the light ! and thou shalt be

tilts that morning, had cleaned up their neat sumA path, though thorny, bright;

mer-house and lighted a good fire, as though for For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee,

my reception. I sent round to his neighbours to And God himself is light!

give notice of my intention to hold divine service

at his house the next morning; and was delighted BARTON.

to see the serious and intelligent manner in which the children were taught to say their grace before

and after meat, and their morning and evening Miscellaneous.

prayers. My eyes, which have been much tried ALEXANDER, EMPEROR Of Russia.--About the

by the glare of the sun upon the snow, and the middle of the year 1812, the emperor, about to quit cutting winds abroad, further are tried within the St. Petersburg, had retired into his cabinet, and, quite

houses by the quantity of smoke, or “cruel steam," alone, was arranging some affairs before his departure.

as the people emphatically and correctly designate it, All at once a female entered, whom at first he did not

with which every tilt is filled. The structure of the recognise, there being little light in the room. Asto

winter-tilt, the chimney of which is upright studs, nished at this apparition--for never was a woman per

stuffed or "stogged" between with moss, is so rude, mitted to enter his cabinet without leave, not even of

that in most of them in which I officiated, the chimhis own family, and above all, at this unseasonable

ney has caught fire once, if not oftener, during the hour-he, however, arose, went to meet her, and per

service. When a fire is kept up, which is not unceived it to be the Countess of Tolstoi, who, excusing usual, all night long, it is necessary that somebody herself, desired to wish him a happy journey, and, at

should sit up, with a bucket of water at hand, to stay

the the same time, presented a paper. He thanked her, progress of these frequent fires. An old gun-barand bade her adieu. Conceiving it to be a petition, he

rel is often placed in the chimney-corner, which is put it in his pocket; and, when she was gone, resumed

used as a syringe, or diminutive fire-engine, to arrest his former employment. At the first night's quarters

the progress of these flames; or masses of snow are he took out the paper, and, to his surprise, found it to

placed on the top of the burning studs, which, as they be the ninety-first Psalm. He read it with pleasure,

melt down, extinguish the dangerous element. The and its contents calmed his troubled spirits; and he

chimney-houses in Fortunate Bay are better fortified exclaimed, “ O that these words were for me !". A

against the danger, being lined within all the way up considerable time after this, he found himself at Mos

with a coating of tin, which is found to last for several cow, in one of the most critical periods of his life- years.--Archdeacon Wix's Journal. (who can be ignorant of the terrible events of the The Sailor's Bible.-While making a short voyage, memorable year 1812?). Alone in his cabinet he I happened to listen to the conversation of one of the was arranging some books on a table, one of which ship's crew with several passengers. After talking a caused a volume of the Bible to fall down; in falling, good deal on politics, they came to the subject of religion. it opened; and the emperor on taking it up, happened The sailor spoke in terms so unworthy of the Lord, that to cast his eye upon the page, and beheld again the I could not contain myself, and yet I felt too weak to Psalm that had once comforted him! At this time reply to him. Having, however, asked courage of my he recognised the voice which called him; and he God to confess him before men, I approached the replied and said. “Here I am, Lord, speak to thy group of talkers, with some religious tracts in my servant.” He read, he applied what he read, and he hand. Addressing the sailor, I inquired if he could found every word suitable to himself; and ever after, read. He said he could. Then, handing him the until his last breath, he carried this Psalm about his tract entitled " The Sailor's Bible," " Will you,” I said, person, learned it by heart, and evening and morning be so good as to read us this little book ?" He agreed, recited it at his devotions. After his death his valet- and sat down, all the company surrounding him. de-chambre stated that the emperor always had a When he had got through about three-fourths of the certain paper in his pocket, which he prohibited them tract, he burst into tears; and not being able to go from touching, otherwise than to remove it from one on, he hid himself in the hold, and continued there coat to another. No person had any knowledge of its nearly an hour. I took advantage of this interval to contents, or believed that it could be any other than a distribute tracts to all the passengers. For half an paper of importance received in some mysterious way. hour there was a deep silence, each one being emIt was put into his coffin along with him.-Pinkerton's ployed in perusing the tract 1 had given him. At Russia.

last, one of them came to me, and gave me two sous Dr. HALLEY.-Dr. Halley, to whom the science of (a penny) for his tract. I said that I had given it to astronomy is under considerable obligations, once, in

him. That is true," replied he, “and I accepted your conversation with Sir Isaac Newton, threw out some

gift: take, however, my offering, that you may be insinuation against Christianity; when it is related that able to continue these good distributions." Following Sir Isaac stopped him short, and spoke to him in these,

his example, each of the other passengers brought me or the like words : “Dr. Halley, I am very glad to

two sous. Some time afterwards I had an opportunity hear you when you talk about astronomy, or other of seeing the sailor again. His way of speaking was branches of science, because these are subjects which totally changed. I gave him a New Testament, which you have studied and well understand ; but you should

he received with the liveliest joy, and said, " I am not talk about Christianity, for you have not studied teaching a young orphan cabin-boy to read: I proit; I have, and I know that you know nothing about mise you that I will never let him read in any other the matter.” There is great reason to believe that, | book."-Extract from the Correspondence of the Evanlike Dr. Halley, a very large number of scientific men gelical Society of France. have not studied Christianity, and yet profess to hold an opinion respecting its claims to human acceptance

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THE TWO APPOINTED CHANNELS OF “the separated,” for this was the name which DIVINE GRACE.- No. II.

they loved. They separated themselves from [Continued from No. VIII.)

the heathen conquerors and from the multi

tude, whom either inclination or the daily THERE is, however, another important lesson business of life led to have intercourse with conveyed in this vision of Zechariah; and them. These men established certain laws that is, that the oil was communicated to the and customs to serve as a hedge about the lamps not immediately from God, but through law, and thus to preserve it from transgresthe medium of the olive-trees, and through sion. These customs gradually multiplied, them alone. Zechariah saw no golden pipes and are now known as the oral law, or the that reached to heaven to fetch down the traditions of the Pharisees. The motive was beavenly Auid direct from the eternal foun- no doubt good at first; but they gradually tain, and communicate it without any inter- advanced in substituting these their own tention to each of the seven lamps. It came opinions for the religion of Moses; and at last from the olive-branches; and if any ruthless succeeded in persuading themselves and a hand had dared either to obstruct the com- large body of the people, that they and their munication, or to remove these branches, the party were the only true Jews. They did supply must have ceased, and the light of not at first enter into collision with the priestthe candlestick would have been extinguish hood: they had not the power, and perhaps ed. This lesson was very necessary for the did not then entertain the wish. But as their Jews of that period. Though but just re- reputation increased, and they came to be stored to the land of their forefathers, the considered as the sole proprietors of true reseeds of a second and more dreadful calamity ligion, they despised the priests not of their were already sown, and soon sprang up. party, as men devoid of religion ; and at last Foreign enemies broke down the power of had sufficient influence to establish the maxim, the Davidic family; and the priests of the that “a man of illegitimate birth, if a wise Hasmonean line, not content with that holy man (as they called their own teachers), was office which God had given them, took ad- to take precedency of a high priest not skillFantage of the disorders of the times, as the ed in their doctrines.” The distinction as Church of Rome has since done, to usurp well as the office of the Levitic tribe was the royal dignity also. On the other hand, then gone, and the land was deluged with a sect, commenced no doubt in piety, and Pharisaic lay-teachers, who held no divine with the best intentions to resist the torrent commission, who verily thought that they of ungodliness and indifference which flowed

were spreading the knowledge of divine truth, from the Greek and Roman conquerors, gra- whilst they were

only gaining partisans for dually rose into influence, and at last utterly their own sect. Thus the Jewish candlestick broke down the power and usurped the au- was deprived of its two olive-branches. The thority of the priesthood. These were the supply of heavenly oil was stopped, the light Pharisees

, or, as the original word signifies, extinguished, and the eyes of the people be

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