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And let us glory in the cross of Christ now, that, when we shall see the sign of the Son of man in heaven,* and he himself coming in the clouds with power and great glory, attended with an innumerable host of angels, we may be esteemed worthy followers of the Lamb, and return with our victorious deliverer to the mansions of eternal bliss with this hymn of triumph in our mouths : “ Lift up your heads, o ye gates, and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in.”
• Sign of the Son of man, &c. “ Crux Christi, quâ Christus in hoc mundo notus et celebris fuit, quæ Christum ad judicium venientem præcedet, tanquam trophæum et insigne regium, quo de Diabolo et mundo triumphavit.” Brugensis, &c.
A sacred Ode to the memory of the Honourable and Reverend GEORGE
Talbot, D.D. a most eminent pattern of piety, virtue, and charity, who died at Barton, in Gloucestershire, November 19, 1785. - A translation nearly literal.
Sons of Adam, your joy restrain,
בני אדם גילכס חדלו כי טוב טלבוט לא עוד עמכם בנות חוה שירכן שבתו כי איש חסיד עזב אתכן:
Perfect like him not one on earth,
Who serv’d, with all his heart, his God; The ways
of sin shunn'd from his birth, In upright paths he always trad.
לא תס כמוה בכל ארץ בכל לבו עבד האל : לא בררכי רשע אשר ובאורה צדק הלך:
• He was a joint, if not the first, patron of the Gloucester Infirmary,
+ Once, at least, if not twice, he refused a bishopric, and had no other preferment besides, but attended the chapel of Barton, in Gloucestershire, which he fitted up in a very handsome manner, merely for the sake of doing duty.
An Ode* of Invocation on his Majesty's going to Cheltenham, to drink
the waters, July, 1788. — A translation nearly literal.
This ode was presented to his Majesty at Cheltenham by Dr Halifax, then Bishop of Gloucester, and the author was invited by his lordship to attend at the palace with the rest of the clergy and the corporation of the city; when the King, the Queen, the Princess Royal, Princess Augusta, and Princess Elizabeth, were received there in a public manner, and Mr Dimock had the honour of being presented to their Majesties by the bishop: and the late provost of Eton, Dr Roberts, informed him afterwards, that the translation of the ode was set to music and performed at Windsor Castle : and Dr Butler, then Bishop of Hereford, speaks thus of it:
Hereford, July 27, 1788. I return you many thanks for the favour of your ode, which I had just Hebrew enough to read with pleasure. I concur with you in the prayer of it, and wish it may leave an impression in your savour, where you would be as well pleased to make one as I should be to see the result of it. I am, with great regard, &c.
An address of thanks from the Church, to the Right Honourable the
Lord Chancellor, on the promotion of Dr HORSLEY, now bishop of St David's, and Dr White, professor of Arabic in Oxford.
See Ezra, iv. 8. + Mahomet. .
This alludes to Dr Priestley, who denies the divinity of our Saviour. # See Dr Horsley's letter to De Priestley, which is an unanswerable confutation of Dr Priestley's arguments in favour of Socinianism; and the same very able prelate has, in many other instances, signalised himself as the firm friend of the established church. The clergy of London in particular, whose livings are under the Fire-Act, are highly obliged to his lordship for his very, powerful support of their petition for an increase of tithes, in the house of lords.' See, ako, Dr White's Bampton lectures.