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pliment in kind; for, so far from troubling themselves the inhabitants were exposed to the insults of their about acquiring a decent English pronunciation, they enemies, and to the scorn of their neighbours, and do not even condescend to print any English words, were, besides, weak and miserable. Hereupon New or names, without completely mystifying them ;-no hemiah applied himself to fasting, and earnest supdoubt, I say, a correct accent is a sine qua non ; an plications to God, that he would look favourably on accomplishment that no one, save a downright John Bull, would forego, and it had need be valuable, as it
his people, and then resolved to address himself to
the king. One day, the king observing his melanis sometimes paid for at a most dear rate. Those, indeed, who consider that the agrèmens are a full
choly aspect, asked him the cause, whereupon he
replied, “Why should not my countenance be sad, equivalent for principles, may be of opinion that no when the city, the place of my father's sepulchre, sacrifice of the latter can be too great for the acqui. lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with sition of the former.
Yet some there are, who still fire." Hereupon the king granted his request, and retain certain unbecoming prejudices, and who are sent him, as governor, to Judea, with powers to not quite prepared to surrender up the religious rebuild the walls and gates, which he speedily and principles of their offspring for the mere chance of effectually executed, notwithstanding the opposition their obtaining a few flashy compliments. It is to of the neighbouring people. He found the Jews such I address myself, and I would solemnly warn overwhelmed with poverty, and eaten up with debts, them to deliberate well, before they place their and labouring under the tyranny of usurers and daughters either in convents or Catholic seminaries extortioners, who, though they were of their own in France or Italy. Many instances have occurred, nation, yet took advantage of their distress, and lent where the children of English Protestants have been them money upon exorbitant interest, so that they most treacherously prevailed on to embrace Ro- were forced to sell their lands, and even their chil. manism. Not long since, an Englishman had deeply dren, to buy bread. This oppression he entirely to lament the improvident economy that induced him removed, partly by persuasion, and partly by auto place his four daughters in a convent at Boulogne- thority, and obliged aïl persons to make restitution of sur-Mere for their education. In fact, it seems the this illegal gain, and to swear that they would do so height of folly in any one who wishes his children
Thus Nehemiah, by his love for his to remain Protestants to place them in a religious country, freed the Jews from their distresses, and establishment among persons who must consider it remains a striking example of public spirit to all as a most meritorious duty to convert heretics to mankind. their own creed. Proselytism to Romanism may, Nehemiah was a ruler of a nation, and as such, indeed, be comparatively rare; yet still there is can be no example to private persons, though he be risk, and there is also another risk incurred, which an excellent one to princes and governors, who, if is, that although young persons so educated may not they would be esteemed as he was, must act with the become Catholics, they may, nevertheless, cease to same disinterestedness that he did. For though be Protestants, imbibing the latitudinarian principles wealth and power may be obtained by many ways, of French society in general, and laying down one yet respect and reputation can only be acquired by religion without taking up another. -Records of a deserving them. But the submission which the sober Route through France and Italy, by W, Rae Wilson, and religious part of the Jews paid to Nehemiah, is
an example to us how we should behave ourselves to
good kings and rulers, and even to tolerable rulers. ILLUSTRATIONS OF PATRIOTISM,
We should willingly obey and assist them; shew
them the respect due to their station, neither say nor A disposition of mind to the love of our country do any thing that may lessen their character, and hath been exerted by good men in all ages : it has weaken their authority, and pray for their peace and been encouraged by prudent men, who have en- prosperity, upon which, indeed, our own depends, deavoured to make it fashionable and honourable; it and with which it is connected. has been consecrated to immortality by the praises of Nehemiah loved his country, probably, for the ingenious men. Few people, how profligate soever, sake of its civil government, which was not tyran. have had the impudence to censure it openly: ridi- nical and arbitrary, but, in many respects, somewhat cule, that spares nothing, has been almost afraid to like ours. If we love not our country for the same attack it; and even in our country, it has been much reason, we are not worthy of those laws and privitalked of, but very seldom found. It has been leges which advantageously distinguish us from observed by people in general, that virtues are many other kingdoms, and which we ought to prebetter enforced by example than by precept. If serve as a sacred deposit, and transmit to our posthat be the case, we may observe, in the person terity, and rather part with our lives than with our of Nehemiah, an instance of public spirit, which
B. W. may be set against any thing that history can produce, and will not suffer by the comparison; nor can Greece or Rome boast a hero superior to him in this THE DIVINE AND NEW NATURE. great and good quality. We are told that Nehemiah was a Jew, who had
“ Partakers of the divine nature."-2 Pet. ïi. 4. never seen Jerusalem, neither was it his natal place; The chief design of Christianity next to the glory of but his ancestors had dwelt there, and were en- God, is to rectify the inward temper of the mind, and entombed in that city. Nehemiah was cup-bearer produce a change in the deportment of the life. All to the king of Persia, a place of great honour as well the doctrines, precepts, promises, and threatenings as immense profit, and was highly esteemed by that of revelation, are intended to promote our holiness. prince. As Nehemiah was immensely rich, and Holiness is one of the most distinguishing blessings seemed to be possessed of all that he could hope or in the Christian system. Believers are made par. wish for in this world, it hardly appeared probable, takers of it, and thus bear the very image of Ĝod. that one in his exalted situation would even bestow a This is a delightful passage, and full of rich meanthought upon his remote, and poor, and desolate ing. In the contemplation of it, let us country. Some people from Jerusalem told him of OFFER SOME CAUTIONS AGAINST THE MISAPPREHENthe bad state of that city; that it lay in ruins-that SION OF IT. The divine nature believers are here said to be partakers of, is not a participation of the divine under the care of pious parents, and one of six chilessence, for this is incommunicable to any creature; dren, every means was afforded me of enjoyment. nor is it a personal union with the divine nature, as Our days were spent in harmony and peace, or the human nature of Christ. It is the divine im- Sabbath in pleasure and enjoyment; but where is pression of God's own holy image on the soul, or a there joy without sorrow? I was only twelve years holy principle infused into it.
when my dear, mother was taken from me, There are excellences in the new nature which and from the midst of a smiling family she was called would be imperfections in God. Reverence, fear, to her last long home. O! how often I think of her humility, faith, and obedience, are virtues in a rea- death-bed expressions ; she said, “ Ellen, I am dysonable being; but they cannot belong to the diyine ing; but no fear, no alarm is in my bosom, for I nature of God.
am going to Jesus 'which is far better ;' you are There are perfections in God which bear no re- the youngest of the family; you have been to me a semblance to the new nature. To affect a resem. source of great anxiety, but I trust you will at last blance of God in some of his perfections, such as be enabled to say with the poor prodigal, “I will indepencence, supremacy, omniscience, and other arise and go to my Father. There is no happiness, attributes; would be the greatest arrogance; it would my dear, without religion ; if you would experience be no better than repeating the folly of our first solid peace, true enjoyment, lasting pleasure, you parents, who were taken by this bait,“ Ye shall be will find it only in religion. Religion is the stream as gods, knowing good and evil.”
that refreshes the spirit of the Christian, it takes T'hough Christians are partakers of the divine away the sting of death, it opens the gates of imnature, yet there is a great disproportion between mortality ; it unlocks the door of mercy, and it now the original and the transcript. The image of God bids you seek its enjoyments, which fade not away." is very imperfect in the best Christians in the present Here my dear mother had a fit of coughing, and was state. There is a vast difference between the holi- unable to say more at this time. ness of God, and that of holy angels and glorified Now, my gentle reader, these words thus uttered saints. This difference is expressed by bold figures. by a dying parent were constantly rivetted to my “ He charged his angels with folly" (Job. iv. 18). mind." I will arise and go to my Father.” And Not that there is impurity in heaven; but God is after a short time I was enabled to do so, and found holy in a more perfect sense than ever any creature that his arms were open to receive all that come can be. He is necessarily and essentially so. Saints unto him by faith. I am afraid to write more now, and angels are perfectly holy, yet their holiness but will continue my tale in a short time, and in as flows not from a necessity of nature, as God's does, few words as possible, heading each subject with a but from the will and grace of the divine Being: passage of Scripture. Allow me affectionately to
The assuming of a new name is very different ask (and especially my own children, if they should from partaking of the divine nature. Christianity read these lines), whether you have adopted this would have been a poor system, and not worthy the language? Oh! will you still seek your happiness in solemn credentials with which God introduced it the muddy streams of the world, while there is held into the world, if all the intention of it had been to out to your view pleasures that die not, hopes that separate a people from others by a new name. fade not, life that passes not away, and immortal is not a Jew which is one outwardly” (Rom. ii. "health that nothing can destroy. Say to-day, if you 28, 29).
have never said it before, in sincerity of soul, “I Many are possessed of good natural qualities, will arise and go to my Father.” who are not partakers of the divine nature. Some Pimlico.
ELEANOR. of the heathen philosophers were so remarkable for their amiable and good dispositions and tempers, that hardly any provocation from friend or foe, or A PIOUS SERVANT IN THE PALACE OF any of the calamities of life, could ruffle their spirit.
GEORGE III. The natural disposition may be soft and winning, while the heart is hardened in sin, and alienated
King George III. was known to show special favour from the life of God. Surely it becomes us to insti
to those in his household who appeared to be in
fluenced by true religion. This feature in his tute a strict inquiry, to ascertain whether we are partakers of the divine nature. What will the name
majesty's character might be illustrated by many and espousal of Christianity avail without the spirit
examples; but the following cannot but inspire reand nature of Christ !--Temple's Christian's Daily
spect for that revered monarch. Treasure.
An inferior servant in the family of the king, being truly pious, could not join the other servants in their festivities of singing, dancing, and playing at
cards; and their dislike to her had influenced a CHRISTIAN LADY'S FRIEND.
superior to dismiss her at a very short notice, paying her a month's wages. She had packed up her things
ready to depart, and was coming down stars with A MOTHER'S TALE.
her trunk and a bundle, when she was met by the
king, who asked her where she was going with “ I will arise and go to my Father."
them. She informed his majesty that she had been SUCA were the words of the prodigal; and such is my
dismissed his service. He asked what she had done language, I hope, after being tossed upon the billows to occasion her quitting. To which she replied, of life thirty-nine years. Will my readers indulge " that she could not conscientiously join the other me if I tell my tale? It is a homely one, but it is
servants in their entertainments, in consequence of true; it is plain and unvarnished; it is painful, but which it was considered that she interfered with it is strictly fact and not fiction.
their comforts, and she was discharged.” His maI was born near to the memorable place called jesty said, no one should be so discharged, who Olney, where the Rev. John Newton preached for had done no wrong." He inquired into the case, so many years, and with so much success. Here, and reinstated her.
THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S INQUIRY knowledge and virtue. And they would furnish a
FOR THE WAY OF SALVATION. subject for the pens of some of our able corresponMany of the most interesting anecdotes are related
dents. concerning the lamented princess Charlotte, which
MR. EDITOR.—As a great deal of the public attenindicate her truly decided piety. Among others the
tion is now turned to the systems of education at prefollowing:
sent pursued in public schools, and as the legislature A clergyman of evangelical principles being on a
is considering the actual state of education in this visit at Claremont, her royal highness said to him, kingdom, a column of your valuable Magazine de. “Sir, you are a clergyman; will you have the good voted to the consideration of how far the sacred ness to give me an answer to a question which I
writings should be introduced and used in schools wish to propose to you?” The clergyman replied, devoted to the spreading of religious as well as use. “ Most readily shall I answer any question your
ful knowledge, would interest the writer of this and royal highness shall please to put to me.” “Then, many others engaged in training up and bringing sir, said the princess, “ which is the way a sinner
young disciples to Christ. It always has appeared can be saved ?" The clergyman then modestly said,
to the writer, that a system of making portions of that her royal highness must be informed upon that
the Scripture to be learnt as a set task, or as a subject, and had frequent opportunities of knowing punishment for any trivial fault, is calculated more the opinions of eminent persons respecting it. Her
to disgust a child with the contents of a book which royal highness said, she put the same question to
is of all others most necessary to be known and read every clergyman, and their opinions being at va
with pleasure. A short time ago in visiting a school
, riance, she requested to have He replied,
a gentleman observed the children in a class repeat“Through faith in the sacrifice and works of the ing from memory several verses of a chapter in the Lord Jesus Christ.” Her royal highness then ob
New Testament; and upon inquiry, he found that it served, “ That is what my grandfather told me; he
was the custom of the master to make the children said, “Faith in Christ was every thing in religion.''
write and learn a number of verses without further examination. Upon examining the children, he was
pained to find that not one of them understood what EPITAPH ON A YOUNG LADY.
they had been learning by rote. When the master Stay, Christian, stay; nor let thy haste profane
was speaking of the school, he took great credit to This humble stone, whose more than mortal strain
himself for storing the minds of the little ones under Bids thee for death, impending death, prepare,
his care with passages of holy writ, but had he made
the simple experiment of an examination, he would While yet the day delights thee, and is fair.
have found that not only did the children not underHere beauty lies, in mouldering ruin lost, A blossom nipt by an untimely frost;
stand what they had that day learnt, but that even Unwarn'd, yet unsurpris'd; found on her guard,
the words themselves of the preceding lessons were
almost obliterated from their remembrance. Surely, Like a wise virgin, waiting for her Lord. In life's sweet opening dawn she sought her God,
sir, this is a system tending to bring the Scriptures
into as much disrepute with the children of the poor And the gay path of youth with caution trod;
as can well be devised, and if the writer could perIn bloom of beauty humbly turn'd aside The incense flattery offer'd to her pride.
suade himself it was a solitary case, he would have Her front with virgin modesty she bound,
refrained from making mention of it.
But how much more to be reprehended is that And on her lips the law of truth was found :
plan which makes the blessed Word of God an inFond to oblige, too gentle to offend,
strument of torture to an infant mind. Can we Belov'd by all, to all the good a friend :
wonder that the Bible remains covered with dust on The bad she censur'd by her life alone, Blind to their faults, severe upon her own;
the shelf of the poorer classes, when many of the In others griefs and joys a part she bore,
early associations connected with it, bring only pain
to the heart that would fain find peace for a troubled And with the needy shar'd her little store :
conscience, or relief from the burden of sin which At distance saw the world with pious dread: To Christ alone she for protection fled;
presses heavily upon him? I trust you will excuse Sought for that peace which heaven alone can give, anxiety for the spread of religious knowledge, my
these desultory remarks, and attribute to a great And learn'd to die, ere others learn to live.
earnest wish for your counsel on this important subject; convinced as I am, that to make the rising
generation more virtuous, and consequently more TEACHING CHILDREN THE SCRIPTURES. happy, it is necessary to implant in the minds of the FORTY years' experience and observation have con
young that knowledge which leadeth to life everlast
AMICUS. firmed us in persuasion of the correctness of the observations in the following communication. Parents and teachers, we fear very many, are accustomed to a practice which is both irrational and pernicious,
ALL SUFFICIENCY OF THE SCRIPTURES. in relation to the Holy Scriptures. Their children SOME subjects are placed out of the reach of the commit a fault, real or supposed, and as a penalty human mind-presumptuous spirits lose themselves or punishment, they are required to "get by heart. by attempting to pierce through forbidden boundsten or twenty verses, or a whole chapter of the Bible, by endeavouring to explain things beyond the limits and thus the sacred book of God is made an object of created comprehension, they subvert the truth of terror. This cannot fail to have an unfavourable they pretend to serve, and involve themselves in the influence on the mind of a child, and in very numer- very difficulties they undertake to clear. The humous instances that influence has continued, so as to ble Christian like the seraphim, covers his face beoccasion the hardening of the heart in adult years. fore the infinite majesty of heaven, and exclaims, We trust that the remarks of “Amicus” will be the “Oh! the depths of the riches both of the wisdom means of correcting this evil in masters whom Pro- and knowledge of God.” vidence has employed to train the infant mind in A bad principle is of much more extensive mischief
than a bad example; the latter, it is true, like a con- “ If we cease to love the world, it can only be by flagration, has a tendency to destroy whatever comes the constraining power of Divine love. Here is the within its reach, but a pernicious principle, like con- great, the only effectual antidote to covetousnesstagious matter, may be conveyed to any distance, and Delight in God. But no man delights in God who infect those who had never come in contact with him is conscious of his displeasure. He may have ‘ the from whom the plague was derived.
spirit of bondage again to fear,' and under its inThe everlasting edifice of the Gospel is founded on fluence, he may seek to avoid those evils which he a rock, whose stability neither storms can shake nor feels have induced the condemnation of the law. He waves undermine-nor can any contrivances of man may strive to serve and honour God, and may be eximprove the beauty of its superstructure—its depths emplary for his assiduity, his vigilance, and his concannot be fathomed by our short line, nor its height scientiousness. Of such a one it may Scripturally fully apprehended by our short sight.
be said, that he is not far from the kingdom of
heaven. If he do not content himself with his preREVIEW.
sent condition, if he altogether renounce dependance
upon his own works, if he steadily and submissively Covelousness : its Prevalence, Evils, and Cure.
pursue the guidance of the blessed Spirit, he will By ESTHER COPLEY. pp. 132, 12mo. cloth, Lon
undoubtedly arrive at the enjoyment of the filial don: Jackson and Walford.
relation, and, with it, of filial emotions; but till that Christian Liberality, in the Distribution of Pro
period, till, from a consciousness of the Divine favour, perty, Illustrated and Enforced. By J. G. PIKE.
he can thus delight himself in God, the object of pp. vi.- 156, 18mo, cloth. London : Religious Tract Society.
sense will be regarded with irregular complacency.
“ From another mode of reasoning we may deOn Coretousness. By RICHARD TREFFRY, Jun. pp.
duce a similar conclusion. To the unrenewed heart 240, 18mo, cloth. London : Religious Tract So
unrenewed appetites are essential. It is absurd to ciety.
suppose that a mind can be carnal, and yet its affecDr. CONQUEST has conferred an inestimable favour
tions spiritual. “Do men gather grapes of thorns, on the Christian church, by his munificent offer of or figs of thistles ?' and is it not equally impossible one hundred guineas for the “Best Essay on Covet
for an unregenerate spirit to bring forth such fruits ousness.” Besides calling forth the piety and varied as Divine delight, desire, or devotions ? Sensible talents of many of our best writers on practical good belongs to the natural man, and he cannot do theology, the volumes which have been produced otherwise than prefer it. To the spiritual mind do honour to their respective authors, and their alone can spiritual good be so much an object of merited fame will render popular the reading of love as to counteract the fascinations of things seen them, which cannot fail to be productive, under the and temporal. He, therefore, who would cease to Divine blessing, of incalculable personal benefit, and attach to wealth an exaggerated value, must seek most assuredly, a large augmentation of the funds of the remission of sin, and the renovation of his those great institutions which are the glory of our nature. Nothing short of this will avail. If any age and of Great Britain.
man be in Christ, there is an old creation: old The three volumes before us were written in com- things are passed away, behold, all things are bepetition for Dr. Conquest's prize; but though the
come new.' premium was not awarded to either, the learned ex- “ These truths are not peculiar to any stage of aminers of the Essays pronounced them excellent, religious progress. If the true believer is made conand recommended the latter two as worthy of being scious that he values wealth to excess, the grand published by the Religious Tract Society. Pursuant remedy is the same. Still may he look to the enter. to those recommendations they have been added to ing in of the love of God, and to its transforming the list of that Society's valuable publications. agency, as the effectual corrective of inordinate Mrs. Copley's work is worthy of her well-earned
earthly affection. His circumstances, however, difreputation as a useful writer; and the various points fer considerably from those of the unpardoned and of view in which she places the evils of covetousness, unrenewed. He has the principle which the others the ingenious and beautiful illustrations of numer- have not, and he is, therefore, accessible to agencies ous passages of Scripture, and the striking appeals which, though wholly inadequate to its creation, to the judgment and consciences of her readers, can
may prove of great service to its growth and denot but be effectual in promoting the edification and velopment. Such, for example, are a larger measure improvement of her readers.
of the Spirit's light, an increase of thoughtfulness Mr. Pike is advantageously known as a writer of and recollection, &c." pp. 213, 214. considerable talent; and this effort of his productive pen will not lessen his reputation : the work is methodical, in six chapters, forcible in argument, faith- THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS. ful in appeal, and altogether indicating a writer of extensive knowledge of the Scriptures, large ac
Canto I. quaintance with the human heart, and correct infor- Of missions from th' eternal God to man mation concerning the present state of the professing Announcing grace, and peace, and endless bliss, church of Christ.
In heights of glory inconceivable, Mr. Treffry's volume is the production of a superior Through our Immanuel, his name be prais'd! and cultivated mind. Its plan is methodical in nine I sing.–But worthily to celebrate chapters, and admirably formed—its illustrations of Divine philanthropy,--and suitably the nature, deceitfulness, and evils of covetousness To magnify the riches of God's grace, are numerous and affecting, and its appeals to the In his incomparable kindness shown conscience are just and powerful. Mr. Treffry's style, To this poor, guilty, worthless, ruin'd world, which is classical and elegant, will recommend the What mortal tongue what seraph's pen hath pow'r? volume to persons of education ; and the beauty of Eternal Spirit! only source of light! the composition will interest all its readers. Mr. Author of life and love, by whom the seers, T.'s style and theology may be seen in the following Prophets and holy men of ancient days, paragraph from the last chapter, on Suggestions for Foresaw and spake as they were mov'd by thee; the Correction of Covetousness.
And wrote the records of eternal grace
Of his most ample reconciliation,
Yet on earth full forty days he tarried;
To be continued.
To be develop'd in the latter days,
Not martial greatness of a mortal worm, Renown acquir'd " by garments roll'd in blood," By widow's griefs and sighs,-- by orphans' tears, Commands my muse.
No lover's sickly woes, And trifling joys, engage my song sublime. Let men of earth, divert themselves with things Petty, like these; while I shall strike the lyre To celebrate God's mercy to our world, In messages of peace to all mankind.
Guide thou my pen, Spirit of truth and grace; Nor let my volume bear the smallest stain, Or shade of false idea, to give offence To Jew or Gentile, or the church of God.
It is finishd* :" work mysterious of Him, Who made all worlds; yet condescended lost Mankind to visit, from his high abode, That passing angels, man's superior far, Whom suff'ring their just punishment, for deeds Of awful treason against God, he left; That he might grasp the seed of fallen man, And save from endless wrath their guilty souls.
“ It is finish'd ;” word mysterious of Him, Who by that word inclines a guilty world To rest for peace with God, provok'd by crimes Nameless, numberless, and of deepest dye. That word, that comprehensive word of grace, How rich, design'd to fill the minds of those, Whose office high, ambassadors Christ, With hope, and joy, and triumph in their cares Oppressive, while beseeching rebel men, Of every clime and age to haste, willing In feet, in heart contrite, before the throne Of grace to kneel,-be reconcil'd to God, To live as his adopted sons, and hope For everlasting bliss at his right hand. Th' expiring Saviour, slain
by impious men, With wicked hands, beheld with joy in death, The full completion of that vast design Of God's eternal covenant array'd For the redemption of his chosen church, To be prepar'd by faithful ministers, In long succession, through revolving years, For happy mansions in the heavenly realms, Where reign the saints with their redeeming God!
“ 'Tis done;" Messiah cried, with mighty voice : He bow'd his head, freely gave up the ghost ; Pouring his holy soul in sacrifice; And by his cross and groans at once secur'd To countless millions of the sons of men, “Out of all kindreds, peoples, tribes, and tongues," From Adam penitent to his latest son, Endless salvation : then asunder rent, Like rotten flax, death's adamantine bars, And rose, returning with the glorious proof,
MEMORY. When o'er the plain the twilight shadows fall, And the hill wears its misty coronal, Oft on some cliff, whose hoary brow o'ershades The winding stream, the wood, and white cascades, The traveller turns, to mark the fading scene, Where, through the day, his weary path hath been. Oh! freshly, then, doth magic memory trace Each distant spire-each peasant's dwelling place; Each childhood group, that thronged the cotter's
hearth, Or crossed his steps, in wildly boisterous mirth, And each grey sire, whose faltering accents bade, The pilgrim welcome, 'neath the chestnut shade. Even so doth man, when wintry age hath spread Time's thin white locks in coldness o'er his head, Turn his mind's eye, in MEMORY to review Each fairy haunt, where boyhood's summer flew; The old hills, bathed in autumn's purple air, And each glad fount, that rilled in freedom there; The casement white, with brilliant vines o'ergrown, And the green flowers that clothed the threshold
stone. Art thou in grief, and in life's wintry day, With none to cheer thy dark and lonely way? Doth each fair form, that wandered forth with thee, Sleep on the hill, or slumber o'er the lea? While thou art faltering in the feeble light, That life's grey evening scatters on the sight. Then mayst thou find, in memory's hallowed scene, Each sky as bright-each Paradise as green. Years speed their silent way; grey time hath
spread The dust of centuries o'er earth's kingly dead; Rome's stormy chiefs, and Persia's hosts are
strewn By their cleft fanes, and altars overthrown. O'er the bleak sands the mouldering relics tell Where rose the palace and the citadel. In Memory's stream we faintly trace the scene Where Spartą strove—where Grecian pomp hath
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