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But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain,
Prevent the longaimed blow,
These constitute a state,
O’er thrones and globes elate
Smit by her sacred frown,
And e'en the alldazzling crown
Such was this heavenloved isle,
No more shall freedom smile ?
Since all must life resign,
'Tis folly to decline,
THE following extract from a humorous poem of Marvell, though destie
tute of the vigor of Dryden and the melody of Pope, may be an amusing accompaniment to the quaint paragraphs of Owen Feltham.
FIOLLAND, that scarce deserves the name of land,
Fell to the Dutch by just propriety. Glad then, as miners, who have found the ore, . They with mad labor fished the land to shore ;
And dived as 'desperately for each piece
ISAAC RILEY & Co. have in the press Godwin's last novel, “ Fleetwood.” We have not seen the work, and therefore cannot speak with certainty. One general remark however occurs, the force of which, authors do not sufficiently feel; we mean the responsibility, which an author takes on himself, for the effects, produced by the natural tendency of his writings. We hope the moral tendency of this novel will be better, than from our knowledge of its author we have reason to expect.
WE are authorized to expect in a short time another volume from the pen of Doctor Caustic, author of “ Terrible Tractoration” &c. A part of the expected volume, we understand, was published in London about the time the author left that place, with the title of “Original Poems.” The American edition will be enriched with many valuable additions, written since the author's return.
AN abridgment of the History of New England by Miss Hannah Adams has just appeared. This lady has been assiduous in her labors for the benefit of youth. The present volume contains 185 pages, and, like her other works, is intended for the imprðvement of “young persons." ,
DAVID HOGAN of Philadelphia proposes publishing by subscription a scripture account of the faith and practice of Christians; consisting of an extensive collection of pertinent texts of scripture, given at large, upon the various articles of revealed religion ; reduced into distinct sections, so as to embrace all the branches of each subject, the motives to the belief or practice of the doctrines taught, and the threatenings, promises, rewards, punishments, examples, &c. annexed thereto ; addressed to the understanding, the hopes, and the fears of Christians; the whole forming a complete concordance to all the articles of faith and practice taught in the holy Scriptures. By the late Rev. Hugh Gaston, V. D. M. member of the Root Presbytery, County Antrim, Ireland.
According to the prospectus this work embraces nearly 1300 articles, under each of which is collected all the corroborative texts of scripture, that are pertinent to the subject, and the words of the sacred writers set down as far, as they are applicable. On the perfections of Deity there are 160 sections or separate heads ; on the creation of all things, and the state of man, angels, and devils, 41 ; on God's government of all things 82 ; of Jesus Christ, his incarnation, sufferings, works, &c. his offices, titles, perfections, glory, &c. 34 ; on baptism and the Lord's supper 5 ; of the Holy Ghost, his offices and works 16 ; of the Trinity 16 ; relative to duties toward God 244 ; toward mankind 70 ; toward ourselves &c. 221 ; characters good and bad &c. 210 ; christian's exercises 37 ; human life, death, and the resurrection 10 ; the last judgment, a future state, both with respect to the righteous and the wicked 29.
To the whole are annexed a table of contents and a copious index, by which any subject can be referred to without difficulty.
Several respectable divines have furnished approbatory testimonials to this valuable work. Dr. Green of Philadelphia says, “ the design of Gaston's collections is to arrange under “ the general heads or common topics of theology the vari“ous texts of scripture, which in the opinion of the author “ bear upon the several points, which he specifies ; or in “ other words to form a kind of system of divinity from the 6 Bible itself. The compiler appears to have been a man of “ orthodox principles, and his work is the fruit of much in“ dustry. It will be found of considerable use to those, “ who wish to support their religious principles by scripture “ authority.”