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Thus fpake Afpatio, firm posseft
Of Faith's supporting rod;
The bosom of his God.
Sincere on Virtue's side,
To hourly use apply'd.
He hated, hop'd, and loy'd,
But when his heart bad rov'd.
And evil felt within,
And loath'd the thought of fin.
Call'd up from earth to heav'n;
By gales of blessing driven.
When my last hour arrives :
In the future Numbers of our Miscellany, we shall furnish our readers with other interesting felections from this work.
Historical and Familiar Esays on the Scriptures of the
Old and New Testament. Four Volumes Oétavo.
By John Collier. Scarlet, Strand. In the present day every judicious illustration of the
Bible must be acceptable to the friends of Revela. tion. The efforts of Jaymen are peculiarly deserving of praise, since their disinterestedness is supposed to impart a superior efficacy to their labours. Hence the theological productions of a Boyle, a Locke, a Newton, and a Beatlie, are held in high estimation.
Mr. COLLIER, we understand, is a respectable medical gentleman, who has devoted his leisure hours to the study of the Sacred Writings. We are happy in declaring it to be our opinion, that his investigations, which he has now made public, are weli adapted to promote the best interests of mankind.
These Esays comprise an easy and familiar style, the entire history both of the Old and New Testamenr, in. terspersed with sensible remarks, which tend either to illustrate their meaning or to impress their admonitions on the heart. Much industry must have been employed in the execution of the work; and every attention seems to have been given to render it conducive to religious and moral improvement.
A Concise Practical Grammar of the German Tongue,
by the Reverend W. Render, Teacher of the German Language in the University of Cambridge. Symonds. gs.
in boards. WE have reason to believe that this Grammar is
well adapted to answer the purposes for which it was composed. The arrangement seems to be clear, and we doubt not that the learner will find the illuf. ftrations fatisfactory,
In a sensible and well written Preface, the author has fully explained himself on the subject. “ Though " the critical reader,” says he, “ may perhaps discover “ some triding inaccuracies in this performance ; yet, “ I am fully satisfied, that it will prove highly service“ able to all those who are desirous of having access to “ the literary treasures of my native country : at all “ events I have no doubt but it will be received with “ that candid indulgence by the public, which the in. ( duftrious exertions of foreigners have always expe
rienced from the liberality of the Britila nation.”
The Annual Anthology, Volume the First, 1799. Long
man and Rees.
(Concluded from page 360.) The Morning Mift contains some pleasing Sentiments, well expressed :
Have covered all the scene,
Grey wood, or meadow green.
These floating vapours throud,
Pale shadowed in the cloud.
Sweep o'er the southern íky,
That lights them as they fly?
In all his strength arise,
Then shall we see across the vale
The village spire as white,
Shall live again in light.
The clouds shall pass away ;
Shall beam eternal day.
The Affectionate Heart does its author credit, both in point of poetry and sentiment. THE AFFECTIONATE HEART.
BY JOSEPH COTTLE.
Pomp and splendour for ever attend :
I ask the affectionate friend.
His footstep from wisdom depart;
If he own the affectionate heat.
Without thee, unfriended we rove;
And thy voice is the voice of the dove.
And the storms of mortality's state ;
But the joys that on sympathy wait?
The idol and banc of mankind;
To the heart that is stedfast and kind ?
By too fierce and loo constant a blaze ;
Grows lovelier the longer we gaze.
It shall thrive when the flattering forms,
Tha: encircle creation decay;
That bear all undiftinguith’d away..
Shall expire with expiring mankind ;
It shall last till the wreck of the mind.”
The Spirit is a fine fatire on the stories of hobgoblins, with which young folks are often affrighted.
Founded on Fact.
“ Good woman! in pity declare ;
“ Some grim-visaged ghost will appear."
" And this is the first of the night,”
“ Good Itranger, forbcar thy affright.
“ This cart-track thy horse must pursue ;
« Of men whò in midnight plan ;
“ Aye, that trics the heart of the man,