« AnteriorContinuar »
After this he enjoyed constant peace of conscience: the fear of death was now entirely removed ; and he could talk of dying with the utmost composure. It was truly delightful to hear him pray. He appeared to feel his need of patience; and frequently prayed for larger measures of that grace. He requested his at: tendant to read to him parts of the book of Job, and of the Revelation ; and made many interesting remarks upon them. He earnestly exhorted his eldest sister to seek the Lord without delay, and not to postpone it to a time of affliction. The day before he died, his sufferings were great ; but he sustained them with much fortitude; frequently thanking those who waited on him, exhorting them not to weep, and assuring them that he was very happy in God. A few hours before his departure, he wished his mother to read part of the 7th chapter of the Revelation; after which he said, “ We shall soon meet in heaven, avd know each other there better than we do here :" adding, “ Give my love to the family at Kingswood, and tell them that I enjoy peace.” Thus, “ Out of the mouths” eyen
66 of babes, hath God perfected praise."
THE JUVENILE NATURALIST,
FOR JULY, 1822.
(Fron “ Time's Telescope for 1822.") “The flowers which blossomed in the last month soon mature their seeds, and hasten to decay. A new race succeeds, which demands all the fervid rays of a solstitial sun to bring it to perfection. The meadows begin to whiten, and the towers that adorn them are mowed down. The corn gradually assumes & vellow hue, and the colours that decorate the rural scene are no longer so numerous. Corn-cockle is in flower, and reminds the farmer to pull it from among his crop of wheat, lest it spoil his siin;le and deteriorate the bread.
" As summer advances, the vocal music of the groves is les. sened, and in this month inay be said to cease altogether,-if we except the chirping of the wren and two or three sinall birds.
“ Towards the middle of the month, the spiked willow, jes samine, byssop, the bell-flower, and the white lily, have their Powers full blown. The wayfaring tree, or guelder-rose, begins to enrich the hedges with its bright red berries, which in time turn black, The Virginjan sumach now exhibits its scarlet cufts
BRIEF ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES.
of flowers upon its bright green circles of leaves. The berries of the inountain-ash turn red. The lavender is in flower, and affords its perfumes, whether in a fresh state, or dried, or distilled with spirits of wine. In this and the following mouth, the purple loosestrife ornaments the sides of ponds and brooks, and, by its tall spike of blue flowers, gives a rich appearance to the cooling retrcats of river banks. It is intermixed with the meadow-sweet, the spicy fragrance of which scents the surrounding air.
“ All is vigour and activity in the vegetable kingdom during this month, and the most patient observer of nature is almost , bewildered by the countless profusion of interesting objects.
“ The enchanter's nightshade, the Yorkshire sanicle, the water-horehound, or gypsy wort, used by this wandering tribe for the purpose of staining their faces, the great cat's tail, or reed mace, the common nettle, the goose grass, the fringed water. lily, solanum belladonna, dulcamara, and nigrun, the aspa. ragus, and some species of rumex, with buck-wheat, the seeds, of which are extremely nutritious and wholesome, and a variety of other plants,-may be almost said to bloon, fade, and die within the present month. The pink and carnation tribes grace the gardens; while the several species of lychnis, cerastirm, and spergula, add beauty to the fields, and glow with every hue and shade of colorific radiance."
BRIEF ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES,
FOR JULY, 1822. 6- The Moon is on the meridian, on the 1st, at fifty-five minutes past nine at night. On the 4th is Full Moon, at fifty-four minutes past ten in the morning. On the 12th, the Moon rises directly under the three first stars of the Ram, and is followed in about three quarters of an hour by Saturn, whom she will have passed before her next appearance, in her way to the Pleiades.
“ MERCURY is an evening star in his inferior conjunction on the 14th. On the 1st, he is only three quarters of an hour above the horizon after sun-set, so that he will scarcely be seen till after the conjunction, when he becomes a morning star; and on the 25th he is an hour above the horizon before Sun-rise ; and the length of this duration increases.
6 Venus is a morning star. She is first seen under the Pleiades, and to the east of them, being above the horizon, before sunrise, upwards of two hours and a quarter, and this duration in
"Mars is an evening star.
“ Jupiter is a morning star. He is first seen under the Pleiades, but to the west of them, Venus being about a degree and a half from him to the east of thein.
** SATURN is a morning star.
“ HERSCHEL is on the meridian at forty-one minutes past eleven at night on the 1st, and about a quarter past ten on the 20th."
ON THE FLOWERS :
BY BISHOP HORNE.
I turn me to the suu;
Alike, “ Thy will be done.”
Invisible I swell;
Known only by my smell.
The eye of Beaven could see ;
Are not array'd like me.
Which in my bosom glows ;
Became like Sharon's Rose.
Its storms and tempests laid,
But not, like me, to fade.
Sin caus'd to disappear ;
You'll find an Eden here.
Printed by T. CORDEUX, 14, City-Road, London.