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Io him each hellish paffion rudely glow'd,
the cariff I surpriz'd-
The baffled villain, now a foc profess'd,
Oh! had the grief and Thaine been all my own,
From guiltless joys, that bless's our native foil,
So talk'd these friends, and to the cottage haste;
But bound in chains, they drag him to bis fate *. * A higher reward is generally offered for the bead of a fugitivo Negro, than for bringing him alive.
EFFUSIONS EFFUSIONS on quitting an ACADEMIC LIFE.
(An original Communication.)
Sero respicitur tellus, ubi, fune soluto,
Currit in immensum panda carina falum.
DIEU, ye facred walls, ye lofty tow'rs,
Imperial Learning's venerable seats ! Reluctant now I quit your peaceful bow'rs,
Your happy manfions, and your lov'd retreats, Here keen-ey'd Science plumes her daring wing;
Vent'rous The here eflays her noblest fights: Here, in each claffic grove, the Mutes fing,
And fill the mind with innocent delights. Grateful I venerate those honour'd names,
Who patronis'd fair Learning's infant cause; Who nobly dar'd to vindicate her claiins
To juit regard, diflinction, and applause. 'Midit the illustrious groupe an Alfred shines ;
Alfred the just, the virtuous, and the great ; Who mingled with the wreath that conqueft twincs,
The cares of science, and the toils of state. 'Tho' in these seats dim Superstition reign'd,
Clouding each mind, unnerving ev'ry heart; Tho'monkifh fraud its empire here maintain'd;
And wily pricíts here play'd th' impostor's part: Tho' herc dull schoolmen vain debate pursu'd,
And the free mind in abject fetters bound; Tho' with thin fophiftry, and jargon rude,
All common fenfe they labour'd to confound : Yet now the scene in diff'rent guise appears;
All former traces, like a dream, are fied ; Religion now a lib'ral aspect wears;
Now genuine Science lifts her tow'ring head. Devious how oft in tranquil mood I've ftray'd,
Where Cherwell's placid ftream irriguous flows;
On the gay plains fertility beitows.
Uprear'd by ancient hands the 'massy pile;
The painted window, and the lengthen'd aile.
Achaian models too I've frequent trac'd,
Where genius blazes in the grand design ; The structure with Corinthian columns grac'd, .
Where Auic taste and harmony combine. Where the high roof attracts the Itudious eye,
The roof with Bodley's rev'rend name inscrib'd; Where num'rous comes in classic order lie,
And plentouus stores of knowledge are imbib'd : How oft, well pleas'd, I've turned the varied page,
My mind decach'd from ev'ry futile joy, From giddy vanities that life engage,
Follies that vex, and sorrows that annoy. Forgot each busy care of active life,
Forgot the turmoils of the public scene, Forgoc all envy, pride, and jealous strife,
The Itarts of passion, and the fits of spleen! Adieu, ye groves, where erst I wont to roam,
Where health attends the clear falubrious air ; Retirement left, I seek a diff'rent home,
And to the gay metropolis repair.
of the Year 1785.
N our account of the Theolo- been so frequently discussed by po
gical Publications of the year lemics, that the reader will not es. 1784, we omitted taking notice of pect any thing new on it from the a work in two volumes, oʻtavo, en. pen, of Dr. Randolph; or that it titled, “ A View of our blefied Sa- should add much to the reputation viour's Ministry, and the Proofs of of his critical abilities. his divine Million arising from thence. Together with a Charge, The catalogue of the present Differtations, Sermons, and Thco year's productions presents to us, as logical Lectures. By the late 'Tho- deserving of peculiar attention, “ A mas Randolph, D. Ď. Archdeacon Collection of Theological. Tracts, of Oxford, President of Corpus in fix volumes, octavo, by Dr. Christi College, and Margaret Pro. Watson, bishop of Landaff
, and feffor of Divinity in the Univer. Regius Professor of Divinity in fity of Oxford.' The estimation the university of Cambridge.” The in which Dr. Randolph was held as excellent prelate, who is the editor a theological disputant is well of this very useful publication, is known. We have had occasion, well known and admired for his li. in speaking of the domestic litera- berality and manliness of sentiment, ture of a former year, to pay our as well as for his disinterestedness tribute of respect to the accuracy and integrity. We are both charn. and diligence which have marked ed and cdified by the elegance and his critical labours. Several of the energy with which he pleads the pieces in the present volumes have cause of piety and benevolence, in been published before. The prin. the preface to these volumes. This cipal part of the first volume is preface consists of very candid and taken up by a view of our bleffed lensible reflections on the present Saviour's ministry, and the proofs state of Christianity, and the proof his divine mission arising from per methods for its improrement; thence. The other new pieces con- together with excellent reasons for fift of two ingenious dissertations on that moderation, to which the ipidifferent Pfalms, and Prælectiones rit of the times is so favourable. Theologicæ. In the latter, our We cannot give a better idea of his author engages in the controversy lordship's delign in forining this ferelating to the divinity of Christ, tection than his own words will and dilcovers the fame attachment, convey. “In publishing this Cole as on former occasions, to the creed lection of Theological Tracts, says which is commonly deemed ortho. he, I have had no other end in dox. This subject, however, hath view but to afford young perfons of