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“ 'Tis finish'd !" through the realms of woe The hated accents sternly flow : “ 'Tis finish'd !" Man the traitor lives; The ransom's paid, and God forgives.
“ Tis finish'd !"-Yes, the toil is o'er :
Sing the Cross :-0, badge of shame!
" "Tis finish'd !"-The mysterious plan,
“ 'Tis finish'd !” all the vision high
«« 'Tis finish'd !” see the Victor rise;
6. "Tis finish'd !” but what mortal dare
Then I'll sing the Cross! the Cross !
PEACE, BE STILL.
Composed while watching at Night, and alone, over a very painful Illness
of my dear Wife: Feb. 1820.
“ Peace—be still !"-0 Thou! whose word
“ Peace—be still!” once more exclaim,
that rend a worn-out frame,
“ Peace—be still !"— Tis this alone
“Peace-be still !"-0 heavenly charm
ON AN UNNAMED SAINT.
O! spot revered !-though thou may'st hold,
Yet never, since the hallow'd hour
Let Cam's green banks, from cell to cell,
Blest Saint ! I dare not :-thou hast said,
The Muse must drop-her lips are seal'd.
* On the walls of Chiswick Churchyard is engraved the following inscription : “This wall was made at ye Charge of ye Right Honourable & trulie Pious lord Francis Russelle of Bedford, out of pure zeale & care for ye keeping of this Churchyard, & ye wardrobe of God's Saints whose Bodies lay buryed from violating
by Swine & other Prophanation. So witnesseth William Walker. V. A. D. 1623."
“Camb. Calend. Year 1812. Senior Wrangler; Chancellor's Medallist. First Smith's Mathematical Prize-Man."
FOR MY DEAR MASON.*
Jesus with an eye of love
A Foot-piece to Sir Joshua Reynolds' Print of
Jesus to little children
Whene'er they seek me they shall find.”
This, little Samuel, when a boy,
Learn'd at his pious mother's side ;
To pray that God would be his guide.
This, and the little touching piece that follows it, were addressed by Dr. Good to his grandson, Mason Neale, when he was about five years of age. The reader, while perusing them, will probably be reminded of Johnson's remark (in his Life of Watts) on the difficulty of “a voluntary descent from the dignity of science" to teach children.
He bent his knees, and rais'd his eyes,
And clasp'd his little hands so tight,
Pour'd o'er his mind diviner light.
THE NAME OF JESUS,
«Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from
“ Jesus! Saviour !"—yet again,
Messenger of heavenly love,
Strike that name, all names above.
“ Jesus! Saviour!”—at the sound
Can there be a heart asleep?
Let the thrilling music sweep.
Lo! he comes his name to attest,
Mighty Saviour of mankind.
Healing, here, the guilty find.
Prince of Peace-Desire of all !
All the nations wait for thee:
Captive lead captivity.
Save us by thy promis'd birth :
By thy present spirit save:
By thy conquest o'er the grave.