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Barbican, London, late under the care highly interesting, impressive, and ens of Mr. J. Towers. Mr. Buck prayed, couraging Report : &c. Mr. Townsend delivered an intro- That the Thanks of this Meeting be ductory discourse suited to the occasion, presented to the Treasurer and Secres Mr. Simpson prayed, Mr. Burder gave taries of the Society, for their zealous a few bints of advice to the minister, and gratuitous services. Mr. Boden (of Sheffield) preached to It was also Resolved ununimously, the people, and Mr. G. Clayton con- That the Thanks of this Meeting be cluded the service.

conveyed to the Presbytery of Glas

gow, for the zeal which they have dis. It is with pleasure we notice the in

covered in promoting the iuterests of crease of charitable institutions, parti- this Society : cularly among females. The ladies of That the Thanks of this Meeting he New Broad Street Meeting have lately also returned to the several Societies began one, entitled, “ The Mother and and Congregations in England, Scot Infant's Friend.” Doubtless, in the land, Wales, and Ireland, who have country also, much good night he ren- made Collections for the Society, or dered by visiting and relieving poor otherwise contributed to promote its women in the month of confinement. interests; and they are hereby requestIn some parts, we believe, it is prac- ed to accept such Thanks. tised.



On Monday the 20th of May, the Annual Meeting of the Protestant

Union, for the benefit of the Widows BRITISH AND FOREIGN

and Orphans of deceased Ministers of BIBLE SOCIETY.

the Gospel, of all denominations, was A nuvierous and very respectable Wall; and as we feet a particular

held at the Scots Church, London Mecting of this Society was held at the New London Tavern, on Wednesday, pleasure to learn, that though the so

interest in its prosperity, it gives as May 1, 1803.

ciety has been formed only six years, From the Minutes of the above Meet- its capital already amounts to focol. in

ing, we extract the following Ac- the three per çents, and 7371. in the couut:

three per cents reduced, notwithstant.

ing ten widows are assisted by its The Right lloa. John L.d. Teigimouth,

funds. We have no doubt that it President, in the Chair.

will hereafter prove the means of alThe Report of the Committee har. fording far greater benefit to the ing been read by the Presideor, widows of its members than at present.

Resolved, That the said Report be The interests of its capital, with the now received and adopted ; and that it annual subscriptions of its members, be printed, subject to the revisal of the must eventually no raise its funds, as Conimittee.

to afford a much larger sum than it now On the Motion of the Rt. Rev. the offers; and this will certainly be usLil. Bp. of Durham, seconded by Wm. sisted by a larger number of subIlilberforce, Esq. M. P. it was

scribers. We feel concerned, that so Resolved unanimously, That the many ministers have excluded them. warnest Thanks of this Meeting be selves, by not entering within the time presented to the Rt. Hon. Ld. Teign. limited by its constitution, especially mouth, President of this Socity, for his as the Society kept its door open for Lordship's faithful, zealous, and per- pear a year longer than the rules al. sexcring attention to the interests of lowed, for the admission of members. this Institution, during the whole pe- We hope that those ministırs who riod of his connection with it.

have not been ordained two years, will It was further Resolved manimously, not lose the opportunity of providing That the sincere Acknowledgements of for their families, by so small a sá this Meeting be communicated to the crifice. Rt. Rev, aud other the Vice-Presidents We are well aware of the objection of the Society, for the Patrodage which made by many worthy pastors, that they have aloriled to the Sustitution : they are incapable of joining the so

Fbat the 'Thunks of this Meeting be "ciety, from the stnaliness of their itt given to the Committee, for their comes; it is with regret, we admit the strenuous èhdeavours to further the ob- force of the oljection, and are grieved jects of this Society; and for their that those who have devoted thera


333 selves to the service of Christ, should It gives us unspeakable pleasure also be under the necessity of making such to learn, that it is in contemplation to an objection; yet, we trust, the mem collect together the converted Jews bers of their churches, and other lic from different parts of this kingdom, beral friends, will kindly step forward, and from ihe Continent (of whom more and by subsoriptions amongst them than twenty have alreally been heard selves, enable their ministers to be of) and to form them into a Christian come inembers of this institution, church. This important measure, if

The Churebes of Christ will clo well practicable, may be the means of exseriously to consider this subject, as citing among the posterity of Abraham by a minister being thus enabled to a spirit of enquiry into the truth of provide for his family, they are effeo- Christianity. It would affurd also a tually relieved from a burden, which, refuge to those who, on embraciog the in consequence of the circumstances in religiou of Christ, are usually obliged which their pastors may leave them, to forsake father, mother, and submay lie heavily upon them for many stance: and we hope it would also tend years.

to stir up the zeal of those who are

called Christians. We are informed that Mr. Joseph

A prayer.meeting among a few conSamuel C. F. Frey (the converted Jew) verted Jews is already coininenced, on intends to preach a stated lecture, at

the Friday evening, at Mr. Frey's

escott Mr. Ball's Chapel, in Jewry Street, apartments, No. 1, Little London, every Saturday evening, at

Street, Goodwan's Fields; where his Seven o'clock; to commence the first brethren are invited to converse with Saturday in July.



List of Lectures in and near London, for. July.

1. Mon. Er. Missionary Prayer-Meet 18. Th. :. Fetter Lane, Mr. Clayton. ing, Mr. Jackson's, Stockwell.

Covetousness and Prodigalily 2. Tu, M. Broad Str. Mr. Goode.

explained and compared. 3. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the

Nation, at Mr. Jeunings's, Is 21. Lord's DAY Ev.Broad Street, Mr. lington.

Gaffee; Hare Crt. Mr. Thorp ; 4. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Burder.

Orange Street, Mr. Burder; The Depravity of llunan Nature.

Crown Court, Mr. Collyer. 7. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Street,

23. 14. 1. Broad Street, Mr. Ford. Mr. Thorp: Hare Couri, Dr. 24. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Young; Palace Street, Mr. At.

Nation, at Mr.Goode's. kinson; Crown Crt. Mr. Kuight; r Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bap.) Peter Street, Mr. Waugh.

at Dr. Rippon's, Mr. T.

Thomas to preach. - En8, Mon, Eo. Prayer-Meeting for the 25.

couragement to pray for the

Nalion, Surry Chapel.

Th. Dr. Fetter Lane, Vr.llughes 9. Tu. . Broad Street, Mr. Clayton.

- The Discipline of Jesus 10. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the

Nation, at Dr. Rippon's.
Th.M. Monthly Meeting(Indep.) 28. Lord's Dar Ev. Broad Street, Mr.
at Mr. Thorp's, Mr. Collyer

Dores Hare Court, Mr. Lyndall; tu preachi. Wherein does a

Crown Court, Mr. Stollery ; PaSelf-righteous Spirit consist?

lace Street, Mr. J. Thomas.
Er, Fetter Lane, Mr. Ford. 30. Tu. M. Broad Sır. Mr. Humphrys.

The Kingdom of Heaven like 31. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the
Treasure hid in a Field,

Nation, at Mr. Kello's.

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MINISTTILS SUPPLYING AT 14. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Street, Mr. The Tabernacle and Tottenham, Mr.

Hughes ; Orange Street, Mr. Charrier, of lancaster, and Mr. Hyatt.
Townsend ; Crown Court, Mr. Surry Chapel, Mr. Sibree and Mr. Elliot.

Webb ; Palace Street, Mr. Buck. Spa Fields, Mr. Jeary. 26. Tu. M. Broad Str, Mr. Goode. Sipn, Mr. Browning. 37. Wed. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the llorton Academy Chapel, Mr. Ralph,

Nation, at Mr. T. Thomas's. of Liverpool.



[Never before printed.]

Fals would my heart with equal warmth declare
The thanks I owe, the gratitude I bear.
I'm urg'd, though young and artless, to indite :
Wisdom, Religion, Virtue bid me write.
To you, they say, their best returns are due ;
At once possess'd, at once adorn'd by you !
For then they sbine with most attractive grace
When birth and wealth their interests einbrace:
So the fair pearl, in golden orbits set,
Beams to advantage, with a glow complete ;
More full, more rich, the streaming lustre plays,
And the bright ore invigorates the blaze!

To praise, my Lady, where applause is due,
May be expected, nay, deinanded too ;
But so to temper, so to manage praise, -
As not t'offend, nor yain emotions raise :
Thus to correct this nice and dang'rous pill,
Excites my wishes, but transcends my skill.
What then remains for my poor muse to bring,
Forbid thoughts ardent your deserts to sing.
Shall I advise? Exhort to persevere ?
Dare to direct ? Strive to increase your care!
This were assuming more a master's part,
Than ease and vent to a respectful heart.
Well, since applause may hurt, advice is rude;
Both may offend, since both alike intrude.
To Heav'n I'll lift my voice and bend my knees;
Pray'r profits all, and you 'twill greatly please.
My sighs, my vows, and ev'ry wish I'll send
After my own and fellow-creatures' friend !

Bow down, Alınighty Sov'reign, lend an ear
To my petition, — feeble, but sincere.
Thou lov'st, Jehovah, thou delight'st to show
Hlow great thy pow'r, by what thou dost bestow!
Shed then thy gifts, th y choicest influence shed,
On our elect beloved Lady's head.
O! may her soul, inflam'd by love divine,
Be thine, eternal Bridegroom, ever thine !
Be thou her hope, her joy, her only good,
Heav'n all her prospect, — all her portion God!
Bear up her views on strong exalted wings,
From tinsel toys and sublunary things.
This world, with all its mighty nothings fraught,

or let it please, nor cause an anxious thought.
With wealth and plenty does her cup o'erflow;
So let her breast with large affection glow!
Oft may she hear the sons of Want complain
See their distress, por see nor hear ip vain!
May the poor view her as she walks along,
Smiles in their eyes, and blessings on their tongue !
So shall the cries, the strong resistless cries,
Daried frorú saccour d Misery, pierce the skies;
And, join'd with wine, secure th' inimortal prize!

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Lift up the quick’ning splendors of thy face,
And deck her mind with ev'ry Christian grace!
All that is lovely, — all that may endeur
Angels or thee, 0 let it all be there !
Pure without spot, without resentment sweet,
Holy yet humble, zealous yet discreet ;
With universal excellence endued,
All of a piece, and uniformly good!
Fix'd and uninov'd in ev'ry state and chance,
No other change, but daily to advance !
Thus may she shine illustriously bright,
A faultless pattern to the nicest sight!
Pleasing, great God! and glorifying thee,
Adenird by all, and faint transcrib'd by me.
Late let thy chariot and her guardian come,
To fetch thy child, thine heir in glory home;
When in the tomb her sacred relics rest
(For all must die, -- the wisest and the best)
Her better part repose on Abraham's breast,
With glad reflections sweet Expectance cheerd,
Till the last trump's awak'ning sound be heard !
Then, when the bad, o'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear,
See Vengeance burn implacably severe,
May she look up, with joy may she behold,
The doors of Hear’n and realns of light unfold, -
A smiling Judge, a mild caressing Lord,
Not to pass sentence, but bestow reward;
To give her honours which she now disdains,
Eternal peace for momentary pains !
O then may 1, and millions more rejoice,
To bear that welcome, wish'd-for precious voice!
There sit, bless'd worran, sit for ever down,
Dear to my Father, nearest to the throne,
Consummate be thy bliss, distinguish'd be thy crown!


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WHERE Tigris rolls along his sounding tide,
Pensive we sat, the pịurm’ring stream beside:
There, by Chaldean Lords in bondage kept,
We thought of ruin'd Solyma, and wept.
Her lofty tow'rs, now levelld with the plain;
Her princes slaughter'd, and ber people slain;
Her temple plunderd, burnt, and quite defac'd
(Once by Jehovah's awful presence grac d.)
Where, her tall fanes aspiring met the sky,
Grows the rank grass and smoking ruins lie!
Our useless harp: we hung upon the trees,
Silent, or only sighing to the breeze.
Th' iusulting victors, scossing at our wrongs,
Cry'd, “Sing ye Jews, sing one of Zion's songs :
“ Be merry here, for mirth becomes you well;
" Come, sweep your harps, and let the chorus swell!""
But how shall we, in vile Chaldea, sing
The cheerful songs of Israel's holy King a
Or bid onr verse in pleasant numbers flow,
While swells our breast, and breaks our heart with woe?
0, Solyma! if I forget thee, may
My eyes behold no more the sunny day!
If my chief coinforis half so welli love,
Let my tongue stiffen, and forget to move !

O Lorit, remember Esan's bloody race !
Soon may their lot resemble our sau case !
Their shouts o'er Salem made tbe earth resound :
.“ Rase her," they cryd," rase, rase her to the ground!"

Nor thou, O Babylon ! sball 'scape a fall,
Thoʻstrong thy battlements, and broad tby wall!
O King of Nations ! lifted up so high,
Stoop from thy thrope, for, tyrant, thou shalt diet
Give o'er thy boasting, - empty is tby joy,
Th’ Avenger comes, coinmission's to destroy!
Blest be the hero (let his honour'd name
Be written io the Register of Fame)
Ileav'n's minister of wrath, whose sword shall pay
The debt of Vengeance in thy judgmcot day :
That dreadful day, it hastens on with speed,
When Babylon at ev'ry pore shall bleed!
No pity shall the stern invaders shew,
But red with blood thy swelling streams shall flow!
Unnov'd they hear the shrieking mother's groans,

And dash tby babes in pieces on the stoncs !

W. W


Lines written in extreme Pain and Illness.


Ort on yon mountains misty height O that some ware's tesistless force
The jocund Morn I see ;

Would end my vary'd woes !
Gay o'er the world he looks and smiles, Would hide me in th' unfathow'd decps
And shines, -- but not for me!

And give my heart repose ! Wak'd by his voice, each living tribe But, hark! amid the cheerless glooin, Asserts its liberty,

Some friendly voice I hear; And asks the cup of joy he brings : Sweet as th' harmonious seraph's straip, There's one for all but nie!

It fills my ravish'd ear! The bleating flocks that crop the vale, " Mortal,” it says, “press onward still, Sow from continement free,

“Chace ev'ry fear away; Sport round the gently murm'ring rill,

“ What, tho' thy paths are strewd with And please --c'en all but me! The golden eye of day that wakes

" It leads to inmortal day! The villagc-boy to glee, That fills each heart with new-born joys,

“ Each trial fills th' appointed place, Imparts - no bliss to me!

“ And each, well onderstood,

“ In spite of ev'ry foe, will prove The moon, beneath whose silv'ry light * A messenger of good!

I've bow'd the grateful knee,
And roam'd reflecting o'er the green,

“ Fear not; there is resery'd for thee, Is fair, -- but not to me!

“ Io happier realms above,

“ A harp to souad Immanuel's name, And ye bright worlds, that roll on high,

“ And sing bis dying love! That shine by Heav'n's decree, Each eye exulting views your beams; “ There ev'ry string, thro' endtext Ye're bright, - but not to me!

years, For me no joyous scenes can charm;

« Shall tell what he hath done; On wives tumultuous toss'd,

" And eclebrate, with joy unknown, Enwrapt in more than midnight gloom,

« The vict'ries he hath won !" And Hope's glad anchor lost !

He spake; and ere be flew, he bade TIelpless, amid Life's stormy sea, Gay Hope dispel any fear, I solitary roam :

To cheer Life's path thro' cv'ry storm, No ray of light to cheer my way,

And wipe easta falling tear! Or guide a wand'rer honne !


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