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cipation of the light of the gospel about to rise upon them, and must have predisposed their minds for its reception: to the Jews it was a proof that their peculiar economy was drawing to its close, and that the Messiah was actually come to us, it tends to the further establishment of the divine origin of christianity, and the heavenly dignity and pre-existence of its Blessed Founder. The essayist does not seem to us to have been remarkably happy or forcible in his conduct of these reasonings, or in the practical applications which he deduces. We present our readers with the coronary paragraph.

Such then being the estimate of the character of Jesus at which we arrive by means of this occurrence, how forcibly ought the recollection of it to influence our conduct! The Saviour is made known to us, not by a Star appearing in the air, but by an express revelation written by the finger of God himself. Shall we then fall short of the alacrity which the Magi displayed in their veneration of Christ? Shall we hesitate to offer to his service our every treasure, every talent, every faculty of body and soul? But this feeble pen is utterly unable to do justice to the subject; gladly therefore does it conclude its labours by transcribing from the works of a late honoured prelate the following eloquent appeal; recommended to us as well by the unaffected elegance of its language, as by the pure and lively devotion of the author. "If," says the venerable Porteus, "the great and wise men, whose history we have been considering, were induced by the appearance of a new Star to search out, with no small labour and fatigue, the infant Saviour of the world: if they disdained not to prostrate themselves before him, and present to him the richest and choicest gifts they had to offer; well may we, when this Child of the Most High, is not only grown to maturity, but has lived and died and risen again for us, and is now set down at the right hand of God; well may we not only pay our homage, but our adorations to the Son of God, and offer to him presents far more precious than gold, frankincense, and myrrh, viz. ourselves, our souls, and bodies, as a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice to him: well may we join with that innumerable multitude in heaven which is continually praising him, and saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."' pp. 97, 98.

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