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The following information is re- than the Bishop of Quebec has been quired by the act to be transmitted in traversing trackless forests and to my office, as Clerk of the Peace, marshes, and navigating dangerous by the trustees or others having the lakes and rivers, at all seasons of management of charity estates in the the year, in order to visit remote county :

settlements, and to become acA particular account of each cha- quainted with his distant clergy; rity, sbewing,

and in the discharge of this impor1. Whether the same consists of tant duty, he has been admired a donation in an estate or money. scarcely less for his personal intre

2. If an estate, a description of pidity, and endurance of fatigue and it, where situate, and the gross an- hardships, than for his zeal and abinual value.

lity in preaching the Gospel, and in 3. For what purposes the pro- disseminating the doctrines and dis. duce of the estate is appropriated. cipline of the Church.

4. The names of the present trus- The Bishop, in the part of his tees, or other managers of each Charge alluded to, explains to bis charity.

Clergy the reasons which have hi5. The names of the donors of therto induced him to abstain from each charity.

calling them together on his visita6. Where the title-deeds or wills tions, (viz. the expense and fatigue relating to each charity are depo- to them, and the cessation of duty sited.

in their parishes, which must have been the consequence of their at.

tendance upon him ;) but he does To the Editor of the Remembrancer.

not expressly state, (because they

well know) that he has taken upon SIR,

himself that to which he would not In your number for last month, and expose them; and has, from the in your review of the Bishop of time of his consecration, regularly Quebec's Charge. there is a triing visited all the churches in his dio. mistake, which I shall be obliged to cese, however remote from the oryou to correct. It is there said. dinary route of safe and convenient “ After having explained the reasons travelling, and that too amid the which have hitherto induced bim to perils of war, and in the seventieth abstain from frequent and regular year of his age. visitations of his extensive diocese,

I remain, Sir, &c.” Now, Sir, the fact is, that no Your very obedient servant, bishop in the most regularly consti

J. H. BROOKE MOUNTAIN. tuted diocese in England can have Hemel Hempstead, been more assiduous in visiting it - March 18, 1822.

SACRED POETRY.

ON CHRIST'S ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM.

OPE, O Salem, ope thy gate;
On the King of Glory wait :
Strew His path with budding Palm, ..!
Strew the branches breathing balm. s. :?

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Long have I view'd, long have I thought, And held with trembling hand this bitter draught :

'Twas now just to my lips applied, Nature shrank in, and all my courage died.

But now resoly’d, and firm I'll be,
Since, Lord, 'tis mingled, and reach'd out by Thee,

I'll trust my great Physician's skill;
I know, what He prescribes, can ne'er be ill;

To each disease, He knows what's fit,
I own Him wise and good, and do submit.

I'll gow no longer grieve or pine,
Since 'tis thy pleasure, Lord, it shall be mine,

Thy medicine puts me to great smart,
Thou'st wounded me in my most tender part;

But 'tis with a design to cure,
I must, and will Thy sovereign touch endure.

All that I priz'd below, is gone,
But yet I stift will pray, Thy will be done.”

Since 'tis Thy sentence I should part
With the most precious treasure of my heart,

I freely that and more resign,
My heart itself, as its delight, is thine;

My little all I give to Thee,
Thou gav'st a greater gift,-Thy Son, to me.

He left true bliss and joys above,
Himself He emptied of all good, but love

For me He freely did forsake
More good, than He from me can ever take.

A mortal life for a divine -
He took, and did at last even that resign.

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And must I go, and must I be no more

The tenant of this happy ground?
Can no reserves of pity me restore ?
Can no atonement for my stay compound ?
All the rich odours, that here grow, I'd give
To Heav'n in incense, might I here but live.

Or, if it be a grace too high,
To live in Eden, let me there but die.

Fair Place ! thy sweets I just began to know,

And must I leave thee now again?
Ah! why does Heav'n such short-liv'd bliss bestow?
A taste of pleasure, but full draught of pain.
I ask not to be chief in this blest state,
Let Heav'n some other for that place create :

So 'tis in Eden, let me but have
An bumbler, meaner place, 'tis all I crave.

But 'twill not do, I see, I must away,

My feet prophane this sacred ground;
Stay then, bright minister, one moment stay:
Let me in Eden take one farewell round.
Let me go gather but one fragrant bough,
Which, as a relic, I may keep and show.

Fear not the tree of life; it were
A curse to be immortal, and not here.

Which so gather take one one mormound

'Tis done-Now farewell thou most happy place;

Farewell, ye streams that softly creep,
I ne'er again in you shall view my face,
Farewell, ye bowers, in you I ne'er shall sleep.
Farewell, ye trees, ye flow'ry beds farewell,
You ne'er will bless my taste, nor you my smell ;

Farewell, thou guardian divine,
To thee, my happy rival, I resign.

NORRIS.

O whither now, whither shall I repair

Exild from this angelic coast?!..
There's nothing left that's pleasant, good, or fair ;
The world can't recompence for Eden lost!
'Tis true, I've here an universal sway,
The creatures me, as their chief lord, obey;

But yet the world, though all my seat,
Can't make me happy, though it make me great.
Had I lost lesser, and but seeming bliss,

Reason my sorrows might relieve;
But when the loss great and substantial is,
To think, is but to see good cause to grieve.
"Tis well I'm mortal, 'tis well I shortly must,
Lose all the thoughts of Eden in the dust:

Senseless and thoughtless now I'd be,
And lose myself, since, Eden, I've lost thee!

Norris.

THE RETURN.

Why bat bear Sacred modivin

Dear contemplation, my divinest joy,

When I thy sacred mount ascend,

Wbat heav'nly sweets my soul employ!
Wby can't I there my days for ever spend ?
When I have conquer'd thy steep heights with pain,
What pity 'tis, that I must down again!
And yet I must ; my passions would rebel,

Should I too long continue here:

No; bere I must not think to dwell,
But mind the duties of my proper sphere.
So angels, though they Heav'ns glories know,
Forget not to attend their charge below.

NORRIS.

ON REDEMPTION.

Israel in the inspiring hour,
Sang of God's Almighty power:
Power which Abraham's chosen sced,
From Egyptian bondage freed.

We the Saviour hymn, who broke
The bondage of a harder yoke :
A greater far than Moses came
Our Redemption to proclaim.

Awake my Harp, awake and trace,
The wonders of Redeeming Grace;
Grace unceasing, unconfin’d,
Grace, that reaches all mankind.

Grace, through every age and clime,
Atoning sin and pardoning crime:
Grace, that when Time itself shall end,
Will through eternal worlds extend.

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

An Introduction to the Critical naries in England, it has recently been

Study and Knowledge of the adopted as a text-book in the College at Holy Scriptures, by Thomas

Princeton, New Jersey, and also in the Hartwell Horne, M.A., of St.

Protestant Episcopal Seminary at New

haven, in North Ainerica." John's College, Cambridge, Cu

" It is designed as a comprehensive rate of the United Parishes of MANUAL of Sacred Literature, selected Christ Church, Newgate-street, from the labours of the most eminent Biband St. Leonard, Foster lane. lical Critics, both British and Foreign; Second Edition, Revised, Cor and originated in the author's own wants rected, and Enlarged. Illustra

many years ago, at an early period of life; ted with numerous Maps and

when he stood in need of a guide to the

reading of the Holy Scriptures, that might Fac-Similes of Biblical Manu

enable him to study the Bible with that scripts. In four Volumes. Ca. attention which its supreme importance dell, London: Blackwood, Edin demands. At this time the author had no burgh.

friend to assist his studies, or remove his

doubts; nor any means of procuring critiWe know not how we can more ef cal works. At length a list of the more fectually discharge our duty to the eminent Foreign Biblical Critics fell into public, to ourselves, or to the author his hands, and directed him to some of of this work, than by presenting, in those sources of information, which he was an abbreviated form, his own ac.

seeking. He then resolved to procure such

of them as his limited means would permit, count of its origin, progress, and

with the design of first satisfying his own execution, and by subjoining his mind on those topics which had perplexed own delineation of the plan, and of liin, and then of laying before the public the several portions into which it is the result of his inquiries." divided : a mode of proceeding “ The idea thus couceived has been which at once introduces the writer steadily kept in view for twenty years ; to the reader, and enables the for

and the four volumes of which the work

now consists, comprises the following to. mer to explain his intentions more

pics : VOLUME 1. contains a Critical Inperspicuously than could be effected

quiry into the Genuineness, Authenticity, by any intermediate representation. Uncorrupted Preservation, and InspiraIt may also serve as a sort of sylla- tion of the Holy Scriptures; including, bus or abstract of the entire work. amongst other subjects, a copions investi

After expressing bis gratitude for gation of the testimonies from profane authe favourable reception of his first

thors, to the leading facts recorded in the

Scriptures, particularly a new branch of edition, he observes that

evidence for their credibility, furnished by * In addition to the extensive circula coins, medals, inscriptions, and ancient tion, which his work has received in the structures. This is followed by a full view Universities and other Theological Semi. of the arguments afforded by miracles and

REMEMBRANCER, No. 40.

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