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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 Lor) without delay, and not to postpone it to a time of affliction. The day before boe 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, and 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, 56 Out of the mouths” eyen “ of babes, hath God perfected praise."

B. M,


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 flowers 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 sizinple and deteriorate the bread.

As summer advances, the vocal music of the groves is lessened, and in this month may 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, jessamine, byssop, the bell-flower, and the white lily, have their Rowers full blown. The wayfaring tree, or guelder-rose, begins to enrich the hedges with its bright red berries, which in time turn black, The Virginian sumach now exbibits its scarlet cufts 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 winc. 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 retreats of river banks. It is intermixed with the meadow-sweet, the spicy fragrance of whiclı scents the surrounding air.

“ All is vigour and activity in the vegetable kingdomn during this month, and the most patient observer of nature is alınost, 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 nigrum, the tisparagus, and some species of rumex, with buck-wheat, the secds 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 tychnis, cerastium, and spergula, add beauty to the fields, and glow with every huc and shade of colorific radiance."


FOR JULY, 1822. « The Moon is on the meridian, on the ist, 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 hier next appearance, in her way to the Pleiades.

“Mercury is an evening star in his inferior conjunction on the 14th. On the Ist, 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.

“ 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 Pleiadek. 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 leven at night on the 1st, and about a quarter past ten or the 20th."

(Evening Amwemonts.)




The Heliotrope.
THROUGĦ all the changes of the day,

I turn me to the sun ;
In clear or cloudy skies I say

Alike, “ Thy will be done.”

The Violet.
A lowly flower, in secret bower,

Invisible I swell;
For blessing made, without parade,

Known only by my smell.

The Lily.
Emblem of Him, in whom no stain

The eye of Heaven could see ;
In all their glory, Monarchs vain

Are not array'd like me.

The Rose.
With ravish'd heart that crimson hail,

Which in my bosom glows ;
Think how the Lily of the vale

Became like Sharon's Rose.

The Primrose.
When time's dark winter shall be o’er,

Its storms and tempests laid,
Like me, you'll rise a fragrant flower,

But not, like me, to fade.

The Garden.
The bower of innocence and bliss

Sin caus'd to disappear ;
Repent, and walk in faith and love,

You'll find an Eden here.

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