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or any one else can do the meaning of the word, then it is a verb. Thus, to love, to write, to sell, to walk, &c. Exercise him in this in a vast variety of particulars.

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Then proceed to the adverb. The word which tells you how the verb is done is called an adverb. Thus, I see clearly clearly tells me how I see: then it is an adverb. I write slowly, they sell dearly, he walks quickly. Slowly, clearly, quickly, are adverbs. Exercise him indefinitely upon this lesson,

Then teach him the pronoun. Every word which tells me who does or did it is a pronoun. I walk, you know, he told, we went, you said, they ran. Here I, you, he, we, you, they, are pronouns. Let the exercise on conversation on the pronoun be the next lesson.

Let the participle follow. Explain it thus: every word which tells me that any thing was being done, is called a participle. Thus, he walked along singing. Here, singing is the participle. Let a copious exercise follow.

In another lesson, tell him that the word which joins one thing to another, or separates one thing from an other, is called a conjunction. Thus, a pen and a book, neither a man nor a dog. Here and and nor are called conjunctions. Illustrate this term by a multitude of instances.

Then tell him, that every word that means the place or the means whereby any thing is done, is called a preposition. Thus, I am going to London, he broke it with a hammer, he lives in London. Here to, with, in, are called prepositions. Set him examples.

Illustrate the interjection as being every word which calls out, as, Oh dear! &c. &c.

In a very short time he will be able to parse, or to tell you the technical names for the different words in a sentence. He will never forget these lessons: should he go to school, and be drilled into the system of committing verbal definitions of grammar to memory, he will understand them, he will make progress, and his progress will be comparatively cheerful.

With regard to the rules of grammar applicable to our own language, that is, the modes observed in writing and speaking by the most approved writers and speakers, you may teach him these also in conversation. Above all things, set him the pattern of perfectly grammatical language upon all occasions. Watch over every sentence he utters. Never let an error pass. Make the error troublesome to him. Make him delight in accuracy, precision, elegance. If you need a book to assist you, you will find the smaller and larger English Grammar of Mr. Murray quite sufficient. Nor do I see any reason why the intelligent and welleducated mother might not teach her children, by conversation and verbal exercises, and by watching over their language, every grammatical rule relative to our language. As soon as you begin to teach them the syntax of the language, let them write an exercise every week. Let them write a letter to you, or describe

visit to a public exhibition, or, which is better still, relate from memory an incident of authenticated history which they have been reading, and in which they feel interested. They will then use their own language, and they will use language which will afford an opportunity for every variety of grammatical exercise. English grammar, or the art of writing or speaking English correctly, is to be acquired as a habit. The habit is better acquired by exercise in the method I have advised, than by committing rules of grammar to memory. Happy the mother who is capable and willing to save her children the labour, and to communicate the entire principles of this useful science, in this vivid, easy, delightful, and permanent mode.

I am, dear Madam, yours, &c.

DEATH OF ADMIRAL LORD GAMBIER. APRIL 19, in the 77th year of his age, this pious nobleman departed this life, at his seat at Iver, near Uxbridge. Doubtless he has entered into his eternal joy, through faith in the Redeemer, whom he gloried publicly to acknowledge as his Divine Lord.

Lord Gambier was one of the few surviving officers who commanded on the memorable first of June. On that occasion he commanded the "Defence" of 74 guns, which was the first ship that broke the line. The "Defence" was dismasted in the action, and had to contend with two French ships of the line, one on each side, both of which struck to him. At the taking of Copenhagen in 1807, Admiral Gambier was the commander-in-chief of the naval force; and for that service he was rewarded with a peerage, under the title of Baron Gambier of Iver, in the county of Buckingham. A pension of 2,000l. a year was also granted to him: but, like a noble-minded patriot, he generously declined the pecuniary reward. His lordship again commanded the naval force against the French, in the Basque Roads.

This venerable nobleman deserves an honourable record on account of "his gallant conduct" as a commander in the British navy. But while we acknowledge his "professional talents," and his personal bravery, we confess that we have been accustomed to entertain respect for his character as a firm believer in the gospel of Christ, and a consistent, active, generous friend to those institutions, which have been formed to promote the kingdom of Christ among mankind. The Church Missionary Society, and the Port of London and Seaman's Friend Societies, have lost in him a valuable patron and a liberal supporter: but as the cause of Christ did not originate with Lord Gambier, nor depend on him, we trust that divine grace will be shed forth upon many who will be like-minded, and still more useful, possessing a double portion of his spirit.

Lord Gambier was worthy of his pious ancestry. Nicholas Gambier, his lordship's great-grandfather, was a French Protestant, who took refuge in England from the dreadful persecutions which were revived in France on the shameful Revocation of the Irrevocable Edict of Nantz," in the year 1685.


For the sake of our less informed readers, we will, in a future number, give an account of this most interesting occurrence in Church History.

The Fifth Child. March 12, 1833.
Helpless stranger, thou art welcome!
God in goodness thee has given;
Thou shalt have our kind attention,
Training thee for earth and heaven.
Thou art born to live for ever!

O how precious is thy soul!
Suns and stars shall be extinguish'd,
Yet wilt thou survive the whole!
By our precept and example,

We will teach the heavenly road,
Show the path of truth and duty,
Lead thee to thy Saviour God.
Grow in stature, fill'd with wisdom;

We will seek the Spirit's grace:
God, thy sun and shield, shall bless thee,
Every step throughout thy race.
Then at last in heights of glory

We shall shine at God's right hand;
Sing redeeming power and mercy,
Join'd with all the blissful band.

Christian Lady's Friend.

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THE HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY. FOREIGN MISSIONS, as is generally supposed, have the most powerful claims upon the favoured Christians of Great Britain. In our estimation of the importance and necessity of Missions to the Heathen, we should blush to think of yielding to any one. The writer has doubled his contributions to that cause this year; and it is his custom to register each of his children as they enter this world, even from their birth, as subscribers. But he still considers the Home Missionary Society as having peculiar claims upon every British Christian. The population of England and Wales in 1831 was 11,150,109, but the number of episcopal places of worship is computed not to exceed 12,000, probably not 2,000 more than three centuries ago, when the population was scarcely 4,000,000; and though during that period there have been about 8,000 places of worship erected by the evangelical dissenters, it is admitted, even by many of the most intelligent of the clergy of the church of England, that many parts of the country are most deplorably deficient in the means of divine instruction.

Speaking of the state of things in the church of England, the Rev. Mr. Acaster, vicar of St. Helen's, York, in his recent work entitled "The Church in danger from herself," says: "Their legal, paid, rightful, and most solemnly avowed instructors, are fled. Some they never see or hear, for five, ten, fifteen, twenty, and even thirty years together. Some again are born, brought up, marry, have families, live and die, and enter into eternity, without ever once either seeing or hearing their legal teacher. I speak of numerous facts in all the above instances within my own knowledge, and of several incumbents whose churches and parishes I can see from the place in which I sit and write; so that, in regard to the incumbents, there are millions through the land who have literally no man that careth for their souls. What a consideration! What a fearful consideration!"

We congratulate the Directors of the Home Missionary Society on the state of their funds being better at the present period than for many years past. May their labours be crowned with an abundant blessing!

Progression in Knowledge. The mind cannot unknow. All knowledge attained, makes more necessary. There is a knowledge which creates doubts, that nothing but a larger knowledge can satisfy; and he who stops in the difficulty, will be perplexed and uncomfortable for life.


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It is of peculiar importance to that happiness we derive from intellectual convictions, that we possess in the beauties and blessings of the vegetable creation, such universal and exuberant witnesses to us of the philanthropy of the Divine Creator The flowers, fruits, and foliage of nature's verdant kingdom, have been purposely made what they are, purely to give us the pleasure they excite and the benefits they convey. We never act towards each other with that inventive, persevering benevolence, which has been exerted by our Maker in the formation of his vegetable kingdom; and this benefaction is still in all regions reproduced at every vernal and autumnal season. Every flower we handle is an evidence to us of this particular deliberation, and therefore of the kindness which suggested it. And yet they have all been created with such an exuberance, that not only every peopled country swarms with its own beauties, but heaths and deserts and uninhabited islands and mountains, scarcely accessible, have their peculiar and interesting vegetation. And there are no intelligent beings but ourselves to feel and value this loveliness. It has therefore been made specially, purposely, and exclusively for us; and in this view it is an unceasing testimony, that the grandest and mightiest of all Beings is the kindest that exists, and has been studiously careful to exhibit to us that he is so.

Grace, beauty, and elegance are the prevailing characteristics of the vegetable world. Thus plants are the representations to us of these divine ideas and feelings: they are the mirrors of the thoughts and imaginations of the Deity from whom they derive their being, and without which they could not have existed. In the vegetable world we therefore read an interesting portraiture of that wonderful intellect to which all creation is indebted for the science, loveliness, and sublimity which it so constantly exhibits to our contemplation or research.

Without vegetation, none of the animals we know, but those that live on water or air, could have continued in existence; for neither man nor animal can subsist on any thing in the mineral kingdom, until vegetation, by first making it vegetable substance, has prepared it for a future conversion into their own. Hence the justness of the Mosaic account, in placing the creation of plants before that of animals. Vegetation could have remained without animals; but these, unless their

food had been ready for them, would, under their present economy of being, have soon disappeared.

It is likewise another expressive indication of the foreseeing and provident benevolence of the Almighty, that he has made the most useful trees and plants transferable from one region to another. It is from this property in them that we now possess many of our valued trees and flowers, and most gratifying luxuries of fruits and herbs. What pleases in one climate is transplanted into another, and there successfully naturalized.

From the creations we have described, the Deity proceeded to the formation of a very different description of material organization. This other grand division of life is that which constitutes the animal kingdom.

This new system of creation was begun on the fifth day in the production of the fishes and birds. "God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." Thus the two earliest classes of animated beings were those that were to inhabit the two fluid mediums on our globe, the water and the air. Water differs from air in being 810 times heavier: sea water has still greater gravity. "Fish have therefore in all their motions to force themselves through an element nearly 900 times heavier, and as such more resisting to them, than the air is to birds. This greater gravity assists their suspension, but impedes their motion; just as the vastly superior lightness of air facilitates the flight of birds, but gives no aid to their floating in it. The suspension of fishes in water, their power of floating, arises from the great fact, that their bodies are so made as to be of an equilibrium of weight with it. If we were to select one marking instance of the great exertion of intellect which must have accompanied creation, a more impressive one could scarcely be adduced than the adapted formation of every fish to the gravity of its watery abode. If all had been of one weight, one effort of thought and contrivance would have enabled all to swim; but every species of fish, and almost every one of that species, differs in its weight and size from each other.

But the creative skill and providing care were not confined to this equalization of space and bulk. Though the water itself differs in its gravity, as before mentioned, yet the fish float and swim alike amid this diversity. This is accomplished by means of an air-bladder in the middle of their body, which they can contract or expand as they please. Soles and flat-fish, which live at the bottom of the water, have not this vesicle. Fish likewise have a power and flexibility in their tail, which, by striking backwards against the water, impels them forward, as a bird's wings; and that it may have the habitual ability of doing so, it is made with the largest muscle in a fish's body. Even the faculty of sight they possess in common with other creatures, though specially modified and adapted to their element. Their mode of breathing is also with admirable ingenuity suited to the watery fluid they live in: this has always some air intermingled with its particles, and the winds and storms supply it with new additions. No portion of water is without air in its natural state, and fishes are so framed as to require no more than it thus contains. A very kind attention to their comfort also appears in the fact, that their natural temperature is but little above that of the fluid they inhabit, so that there is never a greater difference than two or three degrees. This benevolent provision secures them from the sensation of cold, which they would otherwise have suffered from. Their food is that which their element contains, and of which there is always abundance. Some subsist only on plants which grow in the sea, or on its shores; many more feed on herbs, worms, and

insects: some use a kind of soft and fat earth: a larger number derive their sustenance from worins and insects, without any vegetable mixture. But the great majority of the fish nation subsist on each other: some of them even consume those of their own species which they can master.

Fishes for the most part have pleasing forms: the largest number of the fish tribes are very agreeable objects to our sight; many, eminently beautiful in their colours and in their general appearance. Though dwelling in a watery medium, yet the light often combines richly its adorning beams in their exterior surface, and emanates from them its softest and sweetest brilliance. Our commonest fish are often highly pleasing some have golden spots or hues; and many, a silvery gloss: others display a fine tinge of blue; some, pleasing tints of green: delicate diffusions of various colours make other species interesting to us. The effect of the whole is, that the general appearance of the fish creation, in their forms, colours, brilliancy, rapidity of movement, and animation, excite sentiments of pleasure and admiration.


The general character of fish is that of gentleness and harmlessness. This is impressively exhibited by most of its largest tribes: the great whale pursues no other animal, leads an inoffensive life, and is harmless in proportion to its strength to do mischief: the massy sturgeon is of the same gentle nature. These mightier chiefs of the finny nation are the true representatives of its general character: all are for the most part the same mild, playful, unoffending beings. But the ocean contains some of a different humour, as the woods and mountains have the wolf and tiger. The grampus will attack the whales and seals: the dorado pursues the flying-fish, but the object here is food: even the dreaded shark is rather unmolesting, except towards its appointed food; and the great deep usually presents to our consideration an immense space of animal harmony and temperate enjoyment, No life can be simpler than theirs none seems more universally pleasurable: they represent to the contemplative mind an actual image of placid happiness in life, and of unfelt departure from it. It is our advantage above them, that we can add to their placidity the enjoyment of moral principles, mental sensibilities, the sublimer feelings of our highest destination, and the gratifying pleasures of social communication. Yet amid life's varied streams and sources of transport and pain, we learn at last to prefer those milder and more enduring pleasures, to the excitements that engage our youth and maturer strength. As age advances, we appreciate the value of sedate tranquillity, of patient hope, of intellectual rumination, and of those solemn aspirations of gratitude and humble reliance on the Great Mediatorial Deity, which close our mortal days with true dignity, and make even dissolution an inestimable blessing.

(To be continued.)


THE REV. ROWLAND HILL merited the esteem and confidence of the nation; and thousands of Christians of all denominations are deeply lamenting his loss, saying, in the language of King David for a distinguished but unhappy nobleman, "Know ye not that there is a great man fallen in Israel." 2 Sam. iii, 38.

This lamented minister of Christ was born Aug. 12, 1744. He was named after his excellent father, Sir Rowland Hill, Bart. of Shropshire. Mr. Hill was educated at Eton college, and at St. John's, Cambridge, where he took his degree of M. A. with éclat. At the

age of about twenty-two, he preached occasionally at the Rev. G. Whitfield's Tabernacle, and the chapel in Tottenham Court Road, by which he threw difficulties in the way of his ordination.

The bishop of Bath and Wells was, however, induced to admit him to Deacon's orders; but not being willing to promise conformity to ecclesiastical order, in refraining from ministerial intercourse with other denominations of Christians, Mr. Hill could not obtain Priest's orders. Making but little account of further ordination in the church of England, he declined seeking preferment, and determined on having an independent chapel for his own ministrations in London. He laid the first stone of Surrey Chapel in 1783, and in 1784 it was finished and opened. About this period Mr. Hill married Miss Mary Tudway, sister of Clement Tudway, Esq. M. P. for Wells. After about forty-four years of much domestic happiness, Mrs. Hill departed this life a few years ago, leaving no issue.

Mr. Hill usually spent about six months of the year in London, and the other part of the year officiating at another of his chapels at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, or as a deputation for some of the great religious institutions: and through his public ministry, during a period of about sixty-seven years, perhaps no man, unless we may except the Rev. John Wesley, has ever borne so much opposition, or been the instrument of so much good, maintaining so upright and venerated a character. Mr. Hill was enabled to prosecute his labours almost to the close of his life. His last sermon to his congregation was on Mar. 31, 1833, on 1 Cor. ii, 7, 8, " We preach the wisdom of God in a mystery," &c. His last public address was on Tuesday evening, April 2, to the Sunday Schools assembled at Surrey Chapel, on 1 Cor. xv, 58, "Therefore be ye stedfast, always abounding in the work of the Lord," &c. He entered his eternal rest on Thursday afternoon, April 11, 1833.


The Rev. Rowland Hill was great in Family rank. Shropshire has for many centuries been adorned and blessed with the family of the Hills. At the time of the Reformation, in the reign of Henry VIII, we find interesting notices of this family. In conversation with our late venerable friend, he stated it as one of his most gratifying reflections in relation to his own family, that one of his ancestors, bearing the name of his revered father, and his own name, Sir Rowland Hill, was the first Protestant Lord Mayor of London. History verifies this statement. Our readers are aware also that Lord Hill, Commander in Chief of the British Forces, is a nephew of the late Rev. Rowland Hill.

The Rev. Rowland Hill was great as a Preacher. Whitfield excepted, perhaps England has never been blessed with a greater preacher. He was sound, orthodox, evangelical, and above all, by the blessing of God exceedingly USEFUL. Mr. Hill could not be compared with Dr. Chalmers or Robert Hall, for elegance of style or beauty of diction; but, notwithstanding some eccentricities, for those qualities which are adapted for usefulness, especially to the mass of the people, Mr. Hill possessed qualities far superior. We remember after a sermon, a few years ago, from our late friend, hearing a gentleman, who is one of the finest writers of our times, say he was astonished to hear from any one so many excellent things, in the course of an hour, as had been just uttered by Mr. Hill. His popularity continued to the close of his labours.

The Rev. Rowland Hill was great as a Christian. Personal piety was the spring of all his moral excellence. Experimental Christianity shed that loveliness over his whole character, which shone both in public and private through a long and unspotted life. Mr. Hill's religious principles were those of the British martyrs, in which

the whole body of Christians through all ages have been substantially agreed, and which are now held by the pious part of the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, and the principal bodies of Dissenters. The great points of Mr. Hill's theology were the following: The perfection of the Holy Scriptures as a divine revelation, and the only rule of faith and practice - the essential divinity, the incarnation and atonement of the Son of God-justification through the righteousness and sacrifice of Christ - regeneration and sanctification by the influences of the Holy Spirit and the resurrection to eternal life and happiness, as the free gift of sovereign grace through the mediation of Christ. These principles were the constant theme of Mr. Hill's ministry, and the support of his mind in the hour of dissolution. Reflecting on the holiness of God, and our obligations to glorify Christ with all our powers and talents, as the proof of a true faith, and on the withering influence of that awful abuse of the Christian profession, whose great peculiarity is unfruitful SELFISHNESS, Mr. Hill, a few minutes before he died, raised himself up in his bed, and with his characteristic emphasis said to a friend sitting by him, "The greatest curse that ever afflicted the church of God is dirty Antinomianism!"

A short time before he breathed his last, a friend at his bed-side said to him, "You will soon be with the Lord Jesus." "Yes," added this great Christian, "and like him too." Thus as he lived he died, thirsting for holiness.

"His God sustain'd him in his final hour:

His final hour brought glory to his God."

The Rev. Rowland Hill was great as a Patriot. Patriotism was the natural fruit of his scriptural piety. For the peace and security, the liberty and prosperity of his country, Mr. Hill laboured and prayed. He went about doing good" to his country, after the blessed example of his Divine Master. And whatever had a manifest tendency to meliorate or improve the condition of the population, found in him a generous patron. Schools, alms-houses, chapels, throughout the United Kingdom, received from his liberal hand a prompt contribution, and eternity alone will disclose the amount of good effected by his liberality, example, and influence.


The Rev. Rowland Hill was great as a Philanthropist. Beyond mere patriotism, Mr. Hill regarded the whole human race with a refined Christian compasssion. philanthropy was engendered and cherished in his heart by the Spirit of God. Contemplating mankind through the medium of the Holy Scriptures, and believing their misery and corruption by the fall could be counteracted and cured only by the saving knowledge of Christ, he was the zealous supporter of every institution formed to promote the extension of the Gospel. Mr. Hill was an active member and a generous friend of the Missionary Societies, Bible Societies, Tract Society, Religious Book Society, British and Foreign School Society, Home Missionary Society, and other evangelical institutions; believing from the word of God, that "charity to the soul is the soul of charity."

We understand that his regular annual subscriptions to these various societies were about eighty guineas; but we should think that his occasional contributions exceeded five times that amount. Many splendid donations and contributions of Mr. Hill we have in distinct recollection, one of 2,7001.; another of about 2,000/.; and another of 1,500.; the particulars of which it may not be prudent to state in this place.

What further need we say of this truly GREAT MAN? He was a great Preacher, a great Christian, a great Patriot, and a great Philanthropist! Let our readers reflect upon his great principles, drawn from the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and while they embrace and che,

rish the same, let them remember that the "residue of the Spirit" is with God, and pray that it may be shed forth in plentiful degrees, to form multitudes equally eminent with our sincerely lamented friend the Rev. RowLAND HILL!


"The Bee that wanders, and sips from every flower, disposes what she has gathered into her cells."-SENICA.


He was pastor of the Protestant church at Vivaretz, in the province of Cevennes in France; and was with the most horrible popish cruelty broken upon the wheel at Tournon, a city in the same province, October, 1683.

The following account was written by an eye and earwitness, who declared that the remembrance of it caused him to tremble, and his hair to stand upright.

"I count myself happy," said this saint at his execution, "that I can die in my Master's quarrel. What! Would my gracious Redeemer descend from heaven to earth, that I might ascend from earth to heaven? Would he undergo an ignominious death, that I might be possessed of a most blessed life ? Verily, if, after all this, to prolong a frail and miserable life, I should lose that which is everlasting; should I not be a most ungrateful wretch to my God, and a most cruel opposer of my own happiness? No, no - the die is cast, and I am immoveable in my resolution. I breathe after that hour. O when will that good hour come, that will put a period to my present miserable life, and give me the enjoyment of one which is infinitely blessed? Farewell, my dear wife. I know your tears, your continual sighs, hinder your bidding me adieu. Do not be troubled at this wheel upon which I must expire: 'tis to me a triumphal chariot, which will carry me into heaven. I see heaven opened, and my sweet Jesus with his outstretched arms ready to receive me; for he is the divine spouse of my soul. I am leaving the world, in which there is nothing but adversity, in order to go to heaven and enjoy everlasting felicity. You shall come to me, I shall never return to you. All that I recommend to you is, to educate our dear children in the fear of God, and to be careful that they swerve not from the way prescribed to them in the holy scriptures. I have bequeathed them a little formulary for their instruction, to the end that if ever they be brought into the like condition with myself, they may undergo it courageously, and be confident in the goodness of our God, who will send the Divine Comforter to strengthen them in all their straits and distresses. Prepare them for suffering betimes, that in the great day, when we shall appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, we may be able to bespeak him, Lord, here we are, and the children whom thou hast graciously given us. Ah! I shall never have done. Ah! why am I hindered from departing? Farewell, my dear people. 'Tis the last farewell I shall ever give you. Be stedfast; be fixed; and know, that I never preached to you any thing but the pure truth of the gospel, the true way which leads to heaven."

A person telling him that he had spoken too much"How!" said he, "have I spoken too much? I have spoken nothing but the very truth. I have neither spoken nor done any thing in the least injurious to the sacred majesty of our august monarch; on the contrary, I have always exhorted the people committed by the Lord to my charge, to render those honours which are due to our King. I have taught them that our lives and fortunes are at his disposal, and that we are bound to employ them in the defence of his estate and crown.

But as for our consciences, we hold them of our God, and must keep them for him."

Immediately upon this, his judges turning from him, ordered the executioner to perform his office; which thereupon he did, by breaking his arms and legs: and being then asked, whether he would die a Roman Catholic?he answered, "How, my lords! Had it been my design to change my religion, I would have done it before my bones had been thus broken to pieces. I wait only for the hour of my dissolution. Courage! courage! O my soul! Thou shalt presently enjoy the delights of heaven. And as for thee, O my poor body, thou shalt be reduced to dust; but 'tis that thou mayest be raised a spiritual body. Thou shalt see things that never entered into the heart of man, and which are in this life impossible to be conceived."

Again addressing himself to his wife, he said, “ Farewell once more, my well-beloved spouse. I am waiting for you. But know, that though you see my bones are broken to shivers, my soul is replenished with inexpressible joys."

Every limb, member, and bone of his body, were broken with the iron bar, forty hours before the executioner was permitted to strike upon his breast le coup de grace-that death-stroke which put an end to all his


EPITAPH inscribed on the Tombstone of an honest
Carter, who was killed by his waggon. Written by
Dr. Bowden, of Frome, 1760.

Warn'd by my fate, be ever on your guard,
Lest sudden death surprise you unprepar’d.
Healthy and strong, I thought no danger near,
Stranger alike to sickness, pain, and fear.
Pleas'd with my team, I thoughtless drove along,
The horses' bells kept jingling to my song;
And little did I ween-ah! simple swain! -
That Death on his pale horse was in the train;
Or that the pond'rous vehicle 1 drove
Would soon my hearse and funeral carriage prove
The tilt become a shroud, and every bell
Chime but a prelude to my passing knell.
Alas! my fate was spun in early age,
And Death here drove me to my final stage!

S. J. B*****.

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TUESDAY Religious Tract, City of Lond. Tavern, Six Morn. Port of London and Bethel Union, Sermons, Floating Chapel, Half past Ten, and Half-past Two. Naval and Military Bible, Exeter Hall, Twelve. Irish Evangelical, Finsbury Chapel, Six Ev. Newfoundland and Brit. N. America School, Sermon, St. Clement Danes, Half-past Six Ev. British Reformation, Sermon, St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row, Half-past Six Ev.

WEDNESDAY, London Missionary, Sermons, Surrey Chapel, at Ten, and Tabernacle, Six Ev. Newfoundland and Brit. N. America School, Exeter Hall, Twelve. London Aged Christians', Sermon, Percy Chapel, Half-past Six Ev.

THURSDAY.London Missionary, Exeter Hall, at Ten, and Sermon at Tottenham Court Chapel, Six Ev.

FRIDAY.- London Missionary, Sermon, St. Ann's Blackfriars, at Eleven. British Reformation, Exeter Hall, Eleven. SATURDAY.- Destitute Sailors' Asylum, Exeter Hall, Twelve.

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