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BY SIR HENRY WOTTON.
RISE, O my soul, with thy desires to heaven,
And with divinest contemplation, use Thy time, where time's eternity is given,
And let vain thoughts no more thy thoughts abuse ; But down in darkness ever let them lie, So live thy better,—let thy worse thoughts die. And thou, my soul, inspired with holy flame,
View and review, with most regardful eye, That holy cross whence thy salvation came,
On which thy Saviour and thy sin did die. For in that sacred object is much pleasure, And in that Saviour is my life, my treasure. To thee, O Jesus, I direct my eyes,
To thee my hands, to thee my humble knees, To thee my heart shall offer sacrifice,
To thee my thoughts, who my thoughts only sees : To thee myself, myself and all I give, To thee I die, to thee I only live.
THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE.
BY SIR HENRY WOTTON.
How happy is he born and taught,
That serveth not another's will,
And simple truth his utmost skill :
Whose soul is still prepared for death ;
Of public fame, or private breath :
Who hath his life from rumours freed,
Whose conscience is his strong retreat ;
Nor ruin make oppressors great:
More of his grace than gifts to lend,
With a religious book or friend.
This man is freed from servile hands
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall ; Lord of himself, though not of lands,
And having nothing, yet hath all.
COME, HOLY SPIRIT, COME.*
(For the Spanish Chant.)
Quicken its feeling :
Through heaven pealing.
Waking the dreaming.
From the cross streaming.
Thou that delightest
Sad, and invitest
Purest and brightest.
BY THE REV. C. WESLEY.
“God shall enlarge Japheth."-Gen. ix. 27. LORD, may not I thy promise claim, Made to the isles in Japheth's name? In mercy then to me impart, The largeness of a loving heart : A heart to no one sect confined, But compassing the ransom'd kind; Capacious as the Deity, And grasping all thy gifts in Thee. Roche, Printer, 25, Hoxton-square, London.
HYLTON CASTLE, DURHAM.
(With an Engraving.) We this month furnish our readers with what we believe they will acknowledge to be a beautiful (and, at the same time, it is a very correct) representation of a stately mansion in the north of England, accompanied by some general notices of the building itself, with which our esteemed correspondent has favoured us. By means of these notices the building will be viewed with interest on account of its historical associations, Its present occupation suggests some useful reflections. Our ancestors did much by the sword; but already, and happily, the sword is yielding to the pen: and let education be rightly conducted, and they who come forth from Hylton Castle, and similar establishments, will contribute more to the advancement of society than the valiant Knights of a former age. They “that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits."
Hylton Castle is an ancient baronial mansion, and was the seat of the noble family whose name it bears from 1072 to 1746, when John, the last male heir, devised his estates to his nephew, Sir Richard Musgrave, Bart., of Hayton Castle. It is still a venerable pile, pleasantly situated on the northern bank of the Wear, in the county of Durham. Its present form is that of an oblong square, the central part of which is
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