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certainly, besides something in harvest, women, that he will himself receive any spare four or five shillings weekly, which sums whatever, not less than one shilling, in the year may amount to 12 or 131, and will be answerable for the re-payment Suppose him not to marry till he is twen- of the whole, or any part of them, at any ty five, or if married sooner to an indus- time on demand. All money in hand at trious wife, he may lay up as much, and Michaelmas in each year shall bear inteneed not call for any money back, while rest at one shilling for each pound (that is, he bas only one or two children. He may 5 per cent.) for the year following, provery probably, if no accident happens, be vided it be not drawn out in the year, in worth 80 or 1001, before he has any rea- which case deduction must be made acson to draw upon his fund. If he can be cordingly. At the beginning of October put in the way of receiving interest for his in each year shall be given to each person money, this sum will give him 4 or 51. at who applies for it, an account of the bathe end of each year towards his rent, and lance then due to him. The payments his money still remain untouched, to be are not expected to be made at any regudrawn out as occasion may require for his lar sum weekly, or even weekly at all : use, or for settling his children in life. but more or less at any time, as the money Many others in time of barvest, or of good can be spared ; and at first any sum al. work, might save something against the ready laid up. The account will be open day of need, if it were carefully kept for ed and money received on Monday, May then : and the money so laid out would 82, 1815. Mr. Wollaston provides only. be safe from being stolen by others, or that no person shall apply to bim for refrom being touched by themselves, unless ceipt or payment on this account at any when occasion really called for it.
other times than on Monday mornings, be« For this purpose Mr. Wollaston, the tween eight and nine o'clock precisely." Vicar, offers to his parishioners, men or
SACRED POETRY, MEDITATIONS, &c. « In a sbort Poem, which can be supposed to be only a soliloquy, nothing more than his own thoughts, written down for his own gratification, Bishop Pearce thus expresses his content in vacating the Deanery of Westmin. ster. The verses perhaps will gain no great applause, not having been written for the inspection of Longinus; but they afford a pleasing image of a learned Bishop at seventy-eight, looking back to his juvenile amusements, and, now and then, entertaining himself with poetical composition. He seems indeed never to have lost his love of poetry, for he has left many short compositions both in Latin and English verse." Life of Bishop Pearce.
THE WISH, 1768.
While here on earth, thus on my bended knee,
The following are from the “ Horæ it away on these; wherein you have someSuccisivæ; or, Sparehours of Medi- what of God, of others, of ourselves; what tations upon our duty to God, to
God is to us, what we should be to him, others, to ourselves. By Jos. Hen
to others : there cannot be much said of shaw. D.D.*"
it; because there is but little said in it; in Afterwards Bishop all which little, I intend nothing to myself, of Peterborough. They are intro. but to others. The general end of reading duced with the following Dedication: is to know, but the end of divine reading To the Right Honourable Lady the Lady is to good our knowledge ; and if it do Anne Cotington.
good, I have my end, whose office is to
live, not to myself, but others, and am a · Right Honourable,
servant to all by a common duty, but your I have provided a present, proportion
Honour's by especial relation able to my skill, my time, and your Ho
to be commanded, nour's knowledge of me, short: Your de
J. H. sire many times to other's writing out of my mouth, made me to put this of my own
MAKE God the first and last of all thy into your hands; a rhapsody of resolves
actions : so begin that thou mayest have and observations, some for contemplation, him in the end, otherwise I doubt wbether others for caution; the nrst divine, the it had not been better that thou hadst other moral. When you would lose an
not begun. hour from better and graver matters, throw
That we brought nothing into this world, * “ He was born in the county of Sussex, is not more every where kuown, than it is but descended from an ancient family in of every one believed; but that we shall Cheshire, educated at Magdalen College, carry nothing out of this world, is a senOxford, and when very young became tepce better known than trusted, otherwise chaplain to Joby Digby, Earl of Bristol: I think men would take more care to live after this he obtained the rectory of Sted- well, than to die rich. ham .cum Hayshot, in his own county, and was appointed preacher to the Charter, Wealth is not the way to heaven, but House. In 1639 he proceeded D.D. the contrary; all my care shall be how to and was then Prebendary of the Church of live well, and I am sure I shall never die Chichester. Upon the breaking out of poor. the wars, he was despoiled of all, suffered much for the royal cause, and was a brand Sleep is but death's elder brother; and snatched out of the fire. In his two live death is but a sleep; why should I more ings succeeded two violent Independents. fear to go to my grase, than to my bed, Besides the loss of his preferments, he was since both tend to my rest? When I lie forced also to compound for his temporals down to sleep, I will think it my last ; at 1771. However, be outlived all his and when I rise again, account my life troubles, and on the 12th of July, 1660, not continued, but restored. was made chaunter of the Church of Chi. chester, in the room of Dr. Cox, deceased. How hard is it for a man to forget his Bome months after he was made Dean of sin, or remember bis God; not to do that it, upon the promotion of Dr. Rives to evil which he should not, and not to leave Windsor; and in 1663, was installed Bi. undone that good which he should do. shop of Peterborongh. He died in Lon. every man can tell by experience. I were don, the 9th of March, 1678-9. Wood no man if I had no sin; but if I am a says, he had been much in renown for Christian, I must not delight in sin: if I his admirable way of preaching."-Wal- cannot avoid some sins, yet I will stand in ker's Sufferings of the Clergy.
To do any thing to think to be talked Afflictions are the medicines of the mind; of, is the vainest thing in the world ; to if they are not toothsome, let it suffice, give alms, and ask who sees, loseth the they are wholesome. It is not required in praise and the reward: I may be seen to physic that it should please, but heal, ungive, I will not give to be seen ; that others less we'esteem our pleasure above our are witness to my piety, is not my fault, bealth: let me suffer, so I may reign; be por my praise, I will never be so ill a beaten, so I may be a son. Nothing can friend to myself as to sell heaven for vain. be ever too much to endure for those glory.
pleasures which endure for ever.
I will deal for my soul, as for my body; I know not which is worse; the bearer never refuse health, because the physic of tales, or the receiver, for the one makes that should procure it is bitter; let it disthe other: I will no less hate to tell, than
taste me, so it heal me. to hear slanders. If I canuot stop others mouths, I will stop my owo ears. The There are in the world that think it too receiver is as bad as the thief.
great sauciness to be our own spokesman
to God, and therefore go to saint soineWith God a publican goes beyond a
body, to prefer their petitions for them: Pharisee, a sigh, or a groan, that cannot
I shall ever hold it good mavners to go of be attered, beyond a long prayer with us.
my own errands to God. He that bids me tentation : care not how long, or how lond
come, will bid. me welcome. God hath thy prayer be, but how hearty.
said, Come unto me, &c. It is no unman
nerliness to come when I am called. Evil communications corrupt good manber. Peter denied his master among the
This life is but a journey noto death; Jews, whom he confessed among the Apos.
She and every day we are some spans nearer tles: I may bave a bad man of my family, the grave. how is it that we which are so I will never have a bad familiar; or if at
near our death, are so far from thinking of any time of my court, never of my counsel, it? Security is a great enemy to preven
tion, and a presumption that we shall not So live with men, as considering always die vet, makes men that they do not prethat God sees thee; so pray to God, as if
pare to die at all: it is good taking time every man beard thee ; do nothing which
while time is ; if it come suddenly, and thou wouldest not have God see done; find thee upprepared, Miserable man that desire nothing which may either wrong thy thou art, who shall deliver thee from the profession to ask, or God's honour to grant body. &c.
It is good in prosperity, to make room
He that provides not for his own, is for adversity, that however it come unsent
worse than an infidel; it is not the blame for, it may not come unlooked for; if it do
of charity that it begins at home, it is that pot come, we are never the worse ; if it
it ends not abroad. I am not born all to do come, we are the better provided; ex
myself, somewhat to my friend, to my pectation, if it do not hinder crosses, yet neighbour. I will so care for my own as it lessens tliers.
I may relieve others; and so do for others,
as I wrong not my own. Earthly things are like dreams, awake to nothing ; like shadows set with the sun, Solomon's Rejoice, oh, young man, in wealth and honour will either leave us, or the days of thy youh, were the finest thing we them. I will labour only for those in the world, if it were not for that which pleasures which never shall have an end, follows; for all this thou shalt come 10 and be more delighted that I shall be judgment; to go well, lie soft, sleep hard : happy, thau that I am so,
if there were no after-reckoning, who
would not say out of delight, what the God's Church must be a lilly aniong Apostles did out of amazement, It is good thorns; and while I am a member of the for us to be here; but when I have a stewChorch, I must not look to fare better ardsbip to account for, and God knows than the whole body: if they have called how soon my master returning, and my the master of the house Beelzebub, well talent to seek; the bridegroom entering, may it be endured to those of the house- and my oil to buy, I have more reason to bold; my comfort is, if I am reviled fur care bow to redeem my past time, than to his sake, I shall be blessed.
spend the present. REMEMBRANCER, No. 63.
Let another praise thee, and not thine his righteousness, his reward is lost; our own mouth; either we are far from neigh- former goodness, will not excuse our prebours, or ill-beloved among them, when sent evil, the end crowns us : whatever my we are fain to be our own trumpet, and beginning hath been, I shall ever pray, and blaze ourselves: the Jews, pot the Centu- endeavour that I may die the death of the rion, say, He loved our nation, and hath, righteous; and my latter end may be like &c. It is both honourable and humble to unto his ; for as the tree falls, so it lies. bear of our praises, and tell of our unworthiness.
To do well, and say nothing, is Chris. tianly; to say well, and do nothing, is
Pharisaical; if the hands be not Jacob's, as · Many a little make a mickle ; every day
well as the voice, we are but impostors, a mite will increase our store : I will be
cheats : if we are good trees, by our fruit ever adding to my heap of knowledge, of
they shall know us. I will uot less hate faith, &c. That when the Master returns,
not to do good, than to tell of it: my faith I may be able to say, Behold, Lord, thy
hy is dead, if it bear not. two talents have gained other two. The building of the soul, like that of the
As we do not gather, so we do not look
for grapes on thorns, or figs on thistles : world, is not done in a day; grace like
such as the seed is, such will the fruit be, Ezekiel's waters, is first to the ankles, then
and such as the fruit is, so will the harvest to the knees, &c. In vain do any think
be; and one day (if not now), God will reto be perfect at once, in an instant; well
1 is it for us, if after many lessons learned,
ward every man according to his works,
and ill shall be ill requited. and heard in Christ's school, we get past the spoon, and with some years of tears
Sin and punishment are like the sliadow and prayers, come to a stature, a growth;
and the body, never apart, like Jacob and and with clambering and pains, like Zac
Esau, they follow one at the heels of ano. cheus, get to see Christ: time was, when
ther. Never sin went unpunished; the end it was said to the Apostles, o ye of little
of all sin if it be not repentance, is hell : faith ; and he was once afraid to confess
if I cannot bave the first to be innocent, I Christ, that was not afterward afraid to die
will labour for the second, to repent; next for him: like bees, while we are here, we
to the not committing of a fault, is the are ever gathering; in his good time we
being sorry for it. : shall be perfect. In the mean time, Lord, suffer us not to be tempted above that we
God preacheth to us no less in his judgare able,
ments than his word; when he strikes of
fenders, he would warn the standers by, God is that to the soul, which the sun is and beats some upon other's backs; when to the world, light and beat, and with them I see another shipwrecked before mine comforts and stores it: he that bath God, eyes, it bids me look well to my tacklings. hath every thing ; God alone is a world of Every man sees himself fall in his neighfriends against millions of enemies; then bour. Other's harms threaten me, and say will I think myself poor, miserable, dis- with the Apostle, What makes thee to diftressed, left, when He leaves me.
fer from another? Where the sins are
the same, oh! God, it is thy mercy that Sin at first is modest, and goes disgnised thy judgments are not." with Saul to Endor, that after a while grows impudent, and dares look bare-faced God made all the world for man, man on the world ; first persuades to civil re- for himself, other creatures to serve themcreations, thence bids to unlawful delights. selves and us; us to praise and give thanks He that will prevent the growth of sin, to him; and he who prepared a dwelling must resist the beginning, the remedy is for us on earth, is gone to prepare a place thought of too late, where the disease is for us in heaven : let us take heed lest by past cure; it is easier preventing a sick our disobedience we lose our second Paraness, then recovering it.
dise, as our fathers did their first.
· God looks not at what we have been, The good man ever sets God between but what we are: it is no commendation to bim and harms; and says, The Lord is on have been an Israelite. That we once did my side, &c. He is no good Christian, well, adds to our condemnation, together that thinks he can be safe without hipi, or with sin ; and if the righteous man forsake not safe with him,
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Advice to Servants; being five Fa. has paid to those who came under
mily Lectures delivered to Do- his daily view, we are persuaded we mestic Slaves in the Island of may congratulate the Trustees of Barbadoes, in the Year 1822. By the College, upon haviug so zealous the Rev. John Hothersall Pinder, and discreet a man for their chapA.B. Chaplain to the Codrington lain. Plantation 12mo. pp. 36. ls. The first Lecture is on the ReciRiyingtons and Cochran, 1824. procal Duties of Masters and Ser
vants, the text is from Coloss. iii. At the present moment, when the 22, 23; and iv. 1. The two followpublic attention is so earnestly di- ing passages form the greatest part rected to the state of slavery in of this Lecture, our West India colonies, it is with feelings of the liveliest satisfaction, “It is the duty of the master to establish that we take up the little work now the worship of God in luis family, where before us, and examine its most in thanksgiving, prayer for blessings, and conteresting contents. It consists of
fession of sin may daily be offered up to
the Almighty by all the members of the five lectures, written in a style, well
family. It is the duty of the servant to be adapted by its plainness and fami
glad of such an opportunity, and make the liarity, to the persons addressed. best use of it; to be ready at the time he Mr. Pinder, as the title-page informs knows the bell will ring; cnter reverently, us, is Chaplain to the Codrington pray earnestly, and hear the Scripture atPlantation. We should have given
teptively. Far from making him presume
teptively him a higher sounding title, and
upon this mark of religious favour-be-,
cause admitted into the apartment where called him Chaplain to the Cod
at other times he is seen on service-he rington College; but we suppose he should be more humble and respectful than preferred the former designation, as ever; should feel a stronger tie than bedenoting to less informed readers, fore, towards his master and fellow-serthat his office consisted in attending vants; and having bowed the knee before to the instruction of the Negro slaves,
God, as one of a family, he cannot henceby whose labour the Codrington
forth commit the smallest injury to the
bead of the family, or even the yonngest estate is cultivated; the revenues
member, without injuring himself at the of which are applied to the main
same time, and dishonouring God,“ the tenance of the Codrington College, Father of all the families of the earth." It under the control of the Society is the master's duty also to encourage his for the Propagation of the Gospel in servants in praying by themselves; in learn. Foreigo Parts. Whether the do
ing to read, in serving God on the Sabbath
day; and when sufficiently adyanced in mestic slaves, to whom these Lec.
Christian knowledge, and Christian behatures were addressed, were the viour,' to lead them to the Lord's table, property of Mr. Pinder, or of the where they may call to mind the death of College, does not appear in the work the Saviour, and receive God's promises itself; we rather conclude the latter and pledge of mercy, grace, and salvation, supposition to be correct; and if we on their true belief and repentance."
P. 9. muay judge of Mr. Pinder's care of
“ It is the duty of a master and mistress his whole flock, by the diligent at,
to advise a servant, when they see any bad
to advise a servan tention which this work shews he or faulty habit creeping on upon them; if