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We must here close our notice of this interesting pamphlet, We recommend it to the serious perusal of all those who are disposed to contribute to the enlargement of Mr, Lancaster's plan. We repeat that his method of instructing has our hearty approbation, and we most ardently wish to see it universally adopted; but, as ORTHODOX CHURCHMEN, we enter our protest agaipst the laxity of religious principles taught in his school, and the aberration from the doctrine of the Church, too visible in it. Before we conclude, we beg to thank Mrs. Trimmer for bringing us acquainted with a most excellent tract, “ Dr. Talbot's Christian Schoolmaster;" it is one of those which are admitted into the list of books distributed by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. We earnestly recommend, that a copy of it be put into the hands of the teacher of every charity-school throughout the kingdom; and we beg leave to press a similar distribution of the book which follows it in the Society's Catalogue, written by the author of the “Comparative View;" we mean, Mrs. Trimmer's Teacher's Assistant."

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POETRY,

ODE ON CHRISTMAS-DAY.

W.

Is. ix. 6.

THAT glowing beams the Heavens adorn!

What mụsic hails the rising morn!
What angel songs are these!
Hark! the loud notes from grlden lyres,
Attun'd to Seraphs' glowing fires,

Proclaim" the Prince of Peace!"
În strains like these, the wond'rous plan
Of peace and pardon seal'd to man,

The opening heavens proclaim;
Bid earth rejoicing own the God
JEHOVAH !'at whose awful nod

Arose her beauteous frame,

(John i. 10.

Heb. i 2.

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Is. xi, 6.

Ps, cx, and xlv.

New springs the thirsty plains o'erflow,
In the soft bonds of concord go.

The lyon and the pard.
With timid lambs; the tyger's led
In silken bands, by infants fed ;

So sung the raptur'd bard.
Oh, for the lyre of Israel's king!
To rapture waking every string,

When mercy's themes inspire,
To hail the Saviour's natal norn,
Whose“ Rays of Righteousness" adorn

This prophet's hallowed fire.
From Israel's pastor king, whose fold
Confess'd a shepherd's care of old, -

Shall earth's salvation spring;
Again glad tidings shepherds bear,
Seraphic melody first hear,

And hail the new-born king

Malachi iv. 2.

1 Sam. xvii. 34.

Luke ii, 8.

He

John X.

He, who this tender name shall bear, Ezek. xxxvii. 24. “ The world's great shepherd,” nations hear,

16. His charming voice obey ! Who feeds you with a shepherd's love, With light below, with life above,

John i. 14. In one eternal day!

John i. 4.

Is. vii. 14.

Is. xl. 3. Matt. xxix. 1.

Why doth not Israel own her God?
Who bears the royal Judah's rod,

Whom all the prophets sing ;
Levi! behold the Virgin's Son,
Elias see before him run,

Proclaiming Israel's King!
Oh Solyma! thy Son's no more
In the bright portals shall adore

Once heaven's adopted race;
No more in spiry columns rise
Thine altars' incence to the skies,

Circling the throne of grace.
A race more loy'd shall now impart
Truths that shall purify the heart,

Thy shadowy forms deface;
Through the glad isles the tidings bear
Which Israel's sons refus'd to hear,

“ The healing voice of Peace."

Jolin xiv, 2.

** Her banners o'er their heads shall wave, Faith's shield be theirs, so strong to save,

Whose adamants confound.
The blunted arrows of the foe,
The daring infidel would throw

As fiery bolts around.
Salvation's helm be theirs ! Divine
With“ rays of righteousness” shall shine

The heav'n-defended breast;
Theirs be the Spirit's flaming sword,
The holy oracles, whose word

Shall guide the soul to rest.
Such powers, Almighty God, are thine!
Illumine still with

grace

divine Thy votries' hearts; and give What thou alone canst give to man, And scala by thy redeeming plan, " Within thy courts to live." “ Hoc signo vinces," the motto on Constantine's standard.

In

In choral lymns let Myriads join
Their moital strains with songs Jivine

O’er earth's remotest plains:
Oh loudly let this Pæan rise!
For ever rend the vocal skies,

The great Messiah reigns.”

LIST OF NEJV PUBLICATIONS,

VHE Churchman's Confession,

A Sermon preached at the Parish

Being a Sermon preached before Bow, Middlesex, on Thursday, Dethe University of Cambridge, Dec. cember 5, 1805; the day appointed 1, 1805. By the Rev. Charles Si- for a General Thansgiving. By meon, M. A. 1s.

Samuel Henshall, M. A. rector, 1s. The Last Advice of David to his A Tribute to the Memory of Son Solomon, and of St. Paul to the Lord Nelson. A Sermon preached. Elders of Ephesus, two Serinons, on the General Thanksgiving Day, preached at Long-Sutton, October December 5, 1805, in the Octagon 6, 1805. By Charles Jerram, A. Chapel, Bath. By the Rev. J. GarM. on his taking leave of that diner, D. D. 1š. neighbourhood. 1s.

A comparative View of the New A Sermon preached in the morn Plan of Education, promulgated by ing of the General Thanksgiving, Mr.Joseph Lancaster, in his Tracts December 6,1805, at LauraChapel, concerning the Instruction of the Bath. By the Rev. F. Randolph, Children of the Labouring Part of D.D. 1s.

the Community; and of the System A Sermon preached at the church of Christian Education, founded by es of Flamstead and Kensworth, our pious forefathers, for the initiin the County of Hertford, on ation of the Young Members of Thursday, December 5, 1805, being the Established Church, in the the day appointed for a General principles of the Reformed ReliThanksgiving. By T. A. Warren, gion. By Mrs. Trimmer. 3s. B. D. 1s.

A View of the Evidences of Public Tokens of Sorrow due to Christianity, at the close of the brave men who fall in the service pretended Age of Reason : in eight of their Country. A Sermon oc- Sermons, preached before the Unicasioned by the death of the late versity. of Oxford, at St. Mary's, in Lord Viscount Nelson, preached on the year 1805, at the Lecture the 5th of December, 1805, the founded by the Rev.John Bampton, day appointed for a General M. A. By E. Naires, M. A. rector "Thanksgiving, at Pentonville chapel, of Biddenden, Kent, and late Fel-St. James's, Clerkenwell. By Rd. low of Merton College, Oxford. London, M. A. 1s.

10s, 6d.

LITERARY

LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE.

Theis Say Pacecpointed
THURSDAY, December 5th. Lieut. Col. William Mudge; John

Townley, Esq. William Charles, a Genera: Thanksgiving to Almi hry Wells, M. D. Thomas Young, M. God on accoulit of the signal suc D. And the officers were the Right cesses obtained by his Majesty's Hon. Sir Joseph Bauks, Bart. Prefleets, was observed throughout the sident; William Marsden, Esq. kingdom with a solemnity, and ex Treasurer; Edward Whitaker Gray, pressions of gratitude, highly ho- M. D. and William Hyde Wolnourable to the religious and patri laston, M. D. Secretaries. Afterotic feelings of the nation.

wards the inembers of the Society After service, collections were dined together at the Crown and made at the doors of most of the Anchor Tavern. churches and other places of wor Dr. Maskelyne has discovered a ship, in aid of the Patriotic Fund at new couet in Pisces. Right ascenLloyd's, on behalf of the wounded, siou 353° 7' declinę 23° 41'S. Itand the relicts and orphans of those appears about the third magnitude, who fell in their country's cause. and can be seen with the naked eye'. These collections were generally. It was also observed at the same large; and the total it is conjec time, by Dr. Ilerschel, tured on a reasonable calculation, The splendid edition of Giraldus will exceed 50,0001.

Cambriensis, by Sir R. C. Hoare, At the anniversary meeting of the Bart. is in the press, aud will be Royal Society, held at their apart- published next spring. This curi-. ments in Somerset Place, on St. ous itinerary of Archbishop BaldAndrew's day: the gold medal win through Wales in 1198, was (called Sir Godfrey Copley's medal) undertaken at ihe desire of Henry was presented to Humphrey Davy, II. for the purpose of preaching Esq. for his valuable communicu- up the crusades. The details of tions published in the Philosophi- this journey, aud of the various incal Transactions. Afterwards the cidents which occurred to the mist society proceeded to the choice of sion, were committed to writing by the courcil and officers for the en- Giraldus, who accompanied the suing year, when, on exameuing the Archbishop. To this itinerary, he the ballots, it'appeared that the fol- added a description of Wales iu lowing members were elected of two books, explaining the topograthe council:-Of the Old Council, phy of the country, and the manThe Right Honourable Sir Joseph ners and customs of its inhabitants. Banks, Bart. K. B. Sir Charles The whole will soon, for the first Blagden, Knight, llenry Caven. time, be submitted to the public, dish, Esq. Davis Giddy, Esq. Ed- in the English language. It will be ward Whitaker Gray, M. D. Right illustrated by numerous annotatiHonourable Charles Greville; Wil ons; by a map delineating the tour diam Marsden, Esq. Rev. Nevil of the crusaders; by thirty-one Maskelyne, D. D. George. Earl of views drawn from nature, by Sir Morton; Sannuel Horsley, Lord Bi- Richard Hoare,engraved by the late shop of St. Asaph; Williain Hyde Mr. Byrne; by plans of the catheWollaston, M. D.--0f the New drals of Landafʻand St. David's; by Council. Mr. John Abernethy; portraits of Rhys, prince of South George, Earl of Egremont; George Wales, and the author Giraldus; Trendhard Goodenough, Esq. Hon. and by many other architectural Robert Foulk Greville; Philip Met- and monumental antiquities, drawn calfe, Esq. Matthew Montagne, Esų, by Carter, and engraved by Basire.

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