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ployed in the Septuagint and the New Testament for the Hebrew name Jebovah, iherefore Jesus Christ is Jehovab, let them look into Schmid under the word, and examine the passages in which it is employed. When applied to Jesus it may be rendered Lord, Master, Sir, according to the connexion. I am not certain that my enumeration is complete ; if not, however, it is not through intention.


[The following lines are a translation of a copy of Verses, prefixed by

Professor Eichhorn to his recent work on the Hebrew Prophets. We offer them to our readers merely as a specimen of the poetical talents of this celebrated man, and of his manner of thinking on a most important subject.]

0! trusted of th' Omnipotent, I greet you!
Rest ye at last witbin your grove of palms ?
A rest, which Horeb, Zion, Carmel gave not ?
How do your early times stand debtors to you !
For laws, religion, morals, sacred hopes,-
The weal of states, the precepts of the wise :-
They flowed like blessed fountains from your lips.
For yours were noble spirits, that soared up
Beyond the sluggish present, and the dreams
Or a subjected and a doting people;
Above each common joy, each fond illusion;
And back and forward saw the light of ages.
Far onward, far bebind, that light was beaming;
And your souls felt it like the fire of heaven.
Long burned the flame in still obscurity,
Then sbone, to light the course of days yet distant.

In holy shades of solitude, you listened
In rapt obedience to the unearthly voice,
That at the midnight or the dawning hour
Stole o'er the heart, and touch'd its finest chords.
Now softly sell the tones like showers in spring;
Now swept like tempests o'er a slumbering world,
As if the thousand voices of the past,
And of all after time, were mingling there.

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Leaving the world and thy dark times beneath thee,
Didst look upon that splendour, which now spreads
Its glories round the earth; and on the form
Of wisdom, deck'd with pomp and bright with wonders!
Thou, soul of fame, which snatch'd from heaven its fires,
And from the realm of shades the widow's son !
Thou, who didst see Jehovah on his throne,
With all the glittering train that fill'd his temple!
Ye mournful ones, who sung but to lament,
And pour'd in tears your gentle hearts away!
And ye, who, in the evening of the prophets,
Saw through the twilight dusky forms advance !
Ye all, who now to happier regions risen,
Your labours ceased, and every conflict ended,
Rove through your grove of palms, and taste of rest;
A rest, which Horeb, Zion, Carmel gave not!

What do I see? who join themselves to these
So brotherly? The wise of other nations ?
Yes, the select of God through all the world;
The noble company of Druid sages;
Pythagoras, and Orpheus, and Plato:
All, who were e'er the fathers of the people,
And guardians of the laws; who faithfully
Bow'd a pure ear to catch the voice of heaven,
Gave a pure heart to feel its inspiration.


Memoirs of the late Mirs. Mary Cooper of London ; extract

ed from her Diary and Epistolary Correspondence. By ADAM CLARKE, LL. D. Fourth Edition. London, 1818. 12mo. pp. 260.

To the Christian Philanthropist, wbo has so much occasion to lament the divisions which have been multiplied among the disciples of the same Lord and Master, and who has observed with grief the fierce dissentions and bitter controversies, which have resulted from differences of theological opinion, and which bave so much retarded the proper influence of Christianity, it is consoling to perceive, that these have not been the only effects of the religion of love ; but that, under all its various forms and different disguises, it has never ceased to be effectual in purifying the corrupt, strengthening the weak, and guid

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ing the willing in the way of life. There is so much that is clearly and entirely practical in what we are taught in the gospel, that, however some may have misstated and exaggerated the relative importance of certain speculative opinions, no man who pretends to the name of Christian, could fail to inculcate the necessity of a virtuous and holy life. These instructions are not lost amid the tumults of controversy, for they are enforced and brought home to men's bosons, by the powerful though secret admonitions of natural conscience. Christians therefore, of all denominations, however widely they may differ in opinion, or however directly the religious tenets of some may appear opposite in their natural tendency to practical excellence, have generally been sufficiently instructed in that which constitutes the great requisite to happiness both here and hereafter. And we believe, and we rejoice to believe, that “ in every nation, and in every sect, he that feareth God, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him;" that he who has fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and comforted the prisoner, will inherit the kingdom prepared for him from the foundation of the world ; that no want of faith in doubtful dogmas will prevent the fulfilment of the promise, that "the pure in heart shall see God;" and that no want of confidence in their acceptance, will exclude the poor in spirit from the kingdom of heaven.

Many are prevented from taking this cheering view of the subject, by that pride of opinion and sectarian zeal, which would confine the path to heaven within such narrow limits, that none can be safe but those who follow their footseps ; while others looking back upon the history of Christianity, and expecting to find peace on earth and good will towards men, are shocked by the fierceness of the angry disputant, the violence of the bigot, and the fury of the persecutor. They have seen the field overrun with rank and noxious weeds, and have concluded in depair, that the thorns have sprung up and choked the good seed. But the history of religious controversy is not the history of religion. The fruits of the spirit are to be sought, not principally in those actions which become subjects of history, but in the narrower sphere of private life. There we may often find christian chariiy, humility, and piety, appearing in their most attractive forms. There, under the shade of many conflicting opinions and opposing doctrines, we may often discover much that should awaken our gratitude to God, and our benevolence to man. We may be greatly assisted in our charitable inquiries into the religious and moral attainments of those from whom we differ in opinion, by memoirs of sincere and devout Christians, like those of which we are about to speak.

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In the Memoirs of Mrs. Cooper, we have seen little of the peculiarities of a sectarian, and have been gratified with much that indicates a deep feeling of piety, and an ardent love of all real excellence. She received her early religious education from worthy and pious parents, in the communion of the church of England. It was perhaps a little injudiciously severe, for at the age of sixteen, when she first left her home on a visit, she sought with avidity all the fashionable amusements and pleasures which were within her reach. She was soon, howo ever, convinced that dissipation and frivolity are not happiness; and upon her return to her family, her attention was more deeply awakened than it bad ever previously been, to serious sub. jects. It was not long after this time that she commenced keeping a diary; a practice from which, when discreetly conducted, we think some important benefits may be derived. It is a valuable aid to the memory, and enables us to compare more fairly our past and present character, to determine what we have already accomplished, and what yet remains for us to do, in the pursuit of virtue, and the contest with sin. But in so far as a diary relates to the state of our own minds and hearts, in order to render it of any value, indeed to prevent it from becoming a snare to our virtue, it must not only be kept from the eyes of others, but must be designed solely and entirely for our own improvement. We must watch against allowing ourselves to have any further view, iban seriously and religiously to correct what is wrong, and to improve what is right, in our own breasts. Few things can be more pernicious to the writers, and few certainly more offensive to a reader of sincere piety, than those diaries which are sometimes sent into the world, bearing the marks of having been originally intended, with an ill directed benevolence, for the edification of the christian world in general. The esistence of that of Mrs. Cooper was unknown even to her husband, until after her decease.

The zeal and industry manifested by this worthy woman in the cultivation of her understanding, well deserves imitation. She regularly pursued the study of some branch of the History of Nature, or ihe History of man, and derived from it those benefits which might be anticipated. She became more alive to the beauties of creation, more thoroughly and deeply convinced of the perfections of its Almighty author, and more sen. sible of the necessity of Divine assistance and direction to the imperfect reason of man. It is a vulgar error, not yet entirely exploded, that knowledge and piely are in some degree at variance; we were therefore pleased to see the following remarks from the pen of one whose piety is unquestionable, and whose character will give weigbt to her opinions in the estima. tion of those to whom her suggestions are calculated to be useful.

“The cultivation of my understanding has long been my aim and desire ; and the time usually devoted by those of my owo age and sex, to pleasure and frivolity, has been spent in more rational pursuits. The restraints of education were, in the first instance, imposed upon me: this yoke I impatiently bore; but when, by the mercy of God. I was made sensible of the vanity of worldly pursuits, and their dangerous tendency; and, above all, was convinced that I had an immortal soul withio me, that an omnipresent Deity was the witness of my actions, the Searcher of my heart and intentions ; I was, I trust, i ade desirous of choosing God for my portion. Man must have recreations, resources, pleasures; the improvement of the mind, of the reasoning faculties, appears the noblest and most rational of indulgencies. Knowledge has been so captivating to my imagination, that I have with eagerness snatched every spare moment for its aitainment. While endeavouring to scan the great arcana of nature ; to trace the finger of the Deity in every production; to mark His obvious designs in every creature of His hand; with what a double relish have I viewed the works of the great Creator ; how has my heart glowed with joy in exploring these fields of novelty and information ; nothing so much tends to exalt our ideas of God; nothing is so calculated to produce humility; nature is open for our perusal, and, by its beauties, alluring to the observer. How powerfully does the immensity of the great Creator strike the soul, when contemplating the starry hosts; when, wrapt in astonishment, the spirit rises to the stars, and views them as the creation of its Father's hand! 0! endearing title; though He dwells in the highest heavens, He has also flis residence in the humble and contrite heart; which is as much the object of His care as if it alone existed.

"When dissolving nature sball proclaim that the hour of retribution is at hand; when the rocks and mountains shall prove a vain defence against the piercing eye of the avenging Deity, O that I may bail the moment as the time of my complete happiness, when soul and body, once more united, shall rise to eternal happiness! Why do I ever linger in pursuit of such a prize? It is my desire to have a greater acquaintance with God and His works, and more humbling views of myself. I wish to strive against every appearance of vanity, conceit, and self-sufficiency. Knowledge, without wisdom, puffeth up: I would, in this respect, waich my heart.” p. 23—25.

In the year 1809, Mrs. Cooper, then Miss Hanson, became acquainted with some of the Wesleyan, or Arminian Methodists, who reckon among their number some distinguished names, such for instance as that of Dr. Clarke, the editor of the little work before us. She was charmed with their zeal, the strictness of their lives, and what she considered their scriptural views of religion, and soon enrolled herself as one of that denomination. From this period, she continued with fresh vigour, her pursuit of the christian acquisitions of holiness and piety. Her views and feelings were in many respects different from our own; but we have little to object to that religion, of which the direct and natural tendency is exhibited in the im. provement of the heart and life, and are not disposed to quarrel with opinions which do not create exclusive pretensions, nor New Series - vol. I.


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