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THE VICTIM.

THE VISION OF ELIPHAZ. Job. iv. 19. Siv harp! of the barbarous deed it shall sing: Ar midnight's lonely, solemn hour,

indignant shall swell the short strain, When silence reigns o'er field and tow'r, The sea-gull was seen on her quick-glancing When slumbers, such as sleep the dead, wing,

(Tho' not so cold and drear the bed) Her home is the wave of the main.

Give ease from pain-from ills of life release

For now the weary rest, the bad, from troubBut the wave of the main, though her pityless

Jing cea-e. home

As musing by my taper's flickering light, Was treach'rons, and wafted a foe; My thoughts like shapeless visions of the For sudden the dark tube of death was i

night, doon,

Roam'd undefin'd o'er scenes of joy and woe, And the bird on the billow laid low.

Now turn'd on God above, and now on inan

below, And thus my heart said are the friends that On time and chance-on dark decrees of we trust,

fate, In the season of sorrow and need,

On man's sad present, unseen future state Their treachery tramples us down to the dust, I mus'd-what was it broke the chain ? And their cruelty laughs at the deed.

What was't I saw-what is't I see again?

A spirit flash'd before my sight, How pure was the plumage that whitened thy | My hair rose stiffning with affrightbreast

It silent stood, and formless seem'd, Now up and now down on the wave;

I wist not, if I wak’d, or dream'dAnd oft have the gentle winds rock'd thee to I gaz'd with straining eye-balls-wild desrest

pair, On the mariner's sorrowful grave. . And trembling seiz'd on me-it still was

there, Thou nursling of tempests, the storm was thy | At last, it wav'd a hand, and in such tones, bed,

As mortals hear not, spake fear thrill'd my Thy pittance the boon of the sea ;

bones Yet, happy thy moments, and thoughtless thy -I beard as if one from the dead had spoke, head

While thus the spectre, its dread silence While a scream told thy desolate glee.

* broke.

“Remember what thou art, and what thy How hard was the heart, how relentless the

Godhand

“ Nor murmur if thou feel'st a father's rod, Tbat murdered the joy of thy grief,

" In justice be afflicts, in mercy spares, But the pastime of man on the far distant “ And now the frown of wrath he wears, land,

“ And now the smile of heavenly love Is to torture who needs their relief.

appears,

" Is He not wise ? submit to his decreeThe cannibal gluts on the carnage of war “ Jrt thou not weak? adoring bow the knee, With a yell and a horrible smile;

• Angels above are faulty in his sight, And dim through the dusky night seen from ' " He trust not ev’n those radiant suns of afar

light. Is the victim's funereal pile.

“ And shall God then put confidence in Thee?

" And durst thou say, "I am more just than The negro from love and from liberty torn

He? Sadly murmurs the prayer of the slave, “ Your home's the dust, from morn to evé ye “ God pity poor negro that suti'ers forlorn

die, “ By the hands of the white man so brave." 1“ No one regards or asks the reason why

* Before the moth, ye perish, and your faine, But the cannibal wild from his wildest resort, " Is like the brief inemorial of a dream." And the buyer and seller of blood,

P. B.I. And the man that will injure the helpless in

sport Shall be judged by our all-seeing God.

Epitaph in Margate Church Yard in memory

of Ann Sachett, who died the 14th of June, Thou Eden, how fair, how unsullied thy shade

1902. Aged 25. When innocence haunted thy grove ! How frail and false the hopes of earthly joy, when shall that spring which thy forests

That unperceiv'd our busy thorights employ array'd,

Yet still for this we pant, on this we trust, Soften cruelty's winter to love ?

And dream of happiness allied to dust..

But surer hopes, a joy that was sincere, ... And thuy have I hurried the wild note along. I Warin'd the dear breast of her that slumbers' And heedless have wandered astray;

here: For the lonely bird's fate was the theme of | On this intent, she smil'd at death's alarms, my song,

And long'd to rest within ber'Saviour's arms; But I silence the murmuring lay.

The Saviour saw-he heard the falt’ring Atlantic Ocean.

Jawson.

prayer, | And snatch'a his purchase from a world of

care. Epitaph in Margate Church on the Tornb Stone of john Gann, who died Sept. 23, 1782. and

AN IMITATION. Ann, his wife.

“ 80UL! thou hast goods laid up-for many They died in faith--what more can words ex

years, press,

“ Eat-drink-he merry!??-Fool, go, blusha To soothe the mind and make our sorrows less:

with tears: Remov'd from us, they tread a brighter Sooner thy body may exist on air, sphere,

Than the immortal on such dying fare. And share the glory they most wished for here: And, if it could, say, whose shall those things That Lord they lov'd and sery'd is now their

be? joy,

This night thy soul shall be required of thee. And songs of praises their divine employ. { 1

lied to dust

Warna er hopes, a jou

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NEW EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE,

AND

Theological Review.

MARCH, 1817.

MEMOIR OF THE LATE MR. ABRAHAM AUSTIN.

[Continued from page 9.] ALTHOUGH Mr. Austin, almost | formed respecting them, and esfrom the first of his settlenient in pecially wherein he differed from London, was classed among the the generality of his brethren; Particular Baptists, yet it is a and with a view to that, we shall well-known fact that there are not here sketch an epitome of them. many ministers of that denomina. THE GOSPEL, he considered to tion, whose doctrinal sentiments be a revelation of mercy and and views of divine truth in grace to guilty men, unfolding the general, fully accorded with his way of salvation, in which all the own. At the last interview which perfections of Deity gloriously the writer of this memoir had with harmonize, and in which they will him, and which took place on the eternally shine forth with resplenSabbath preceding his departure dent lustre, to the admiration of out of this world, he mentioned saints and angels. This plan this circumstance, and expatiated originated in the divine mind, and upon it at some length, remarking was according to God's eternal that he did not recollect any one purpose, which he purposed in of them, whose views in all points himself, before he gave birth to were so congenial to his owu as time or existence to creatures--it those of Mr. Stephens of Man- is the pure result of his own selfchester, who happened, on that moved love and pity, irrespective very day, to be supplying his lack of the least degree of merit or of service at Fetter-lane. We be- desert in the creatures, who were lieve however that it would be pos- all viewed as in a fallen and guilty sible to mention another or two, state-a plan directed in all its who would come under the same parts by infinite wisdom--and class, though they might not be combining in its result the praise known, or at least recollected by of the glory of his grace with the him at the moment; and parti. eternal happiness of the redeemed. cularly Mr. Gray of Blackburn, In this wondrous scheme of rewhose excellent “Circular Letter" demption, Christ was Jehovah's we lately laid before our readers, first, or chief, elect; and to HIM (See Vol. II. p. 363–369, 409— the heirs of salvation were given 417.) As Mr. Austin was not in to be redeemed and brought to the practice of committing his glory. In the fulness of time, sentiments to the press, it may. God sent forth his Son, (the Word. perhaps be acceptable to the rea- made flesh, John i. 14.) to redeem der to be more particularly in them from the curse of the lawa

VOL. III.

which he did by being “himself in general. A few remarks on made a curse for them.” Thus three particulars will do this. He who knew no sin, was made a 1. As Jesus Christ came into sin offering, that he might put it the world for the express purpose away, (or fully expiate it) by the of saving sinners, so he left nothing sacrifice of himself. In this work undone that was necessary to acof the divine substitute, the law complish that grand design-a was magnified and made honour- | design so worthy of God and so able-the claims of justice fully beneficial to man. In his death satisfied-sin atoned for the curse upon the cross he acted as the removed - and everlasting righ-substitute and representative of his teousness brought in for the jus-elect people, bare their sins in his tification of the ungodly. In this own body on the tree, and made work of his beloved Son, Jehovah expiation for them. is for ever weLL-PLEASED; and As there could be no remission of that delightful truth . he hath of sin, without the shedding of given us the most indubitable blood, so when God's own Son evidence in raising the Saviour laid down his life as a sacrifice for from the dead, and exalting him the sins of many, he at once to the highest glory and blessed effected that atonement which was ness in the heavens, as the reward prefigured by the various typical of his obedience unto death. All sacrifices of the Levitical economy. who are persuaded of the truth This atonement, without any thing and certainly of this fact, accord-more, is the sole requisite to jus. ing to the apostolic testimony con- tification. In that wondrous trancerning it, namely, that God is saction, all the perfections of Deity reconciled unto us by the death of are glorified in the highest possihis Son, (which, however, none ble degree that can be conceived are but through divine teaching) by men or angels. The wisdom, they are thereby justified, obtain power and faithfulness; the mercy, peace of conscience, and have the love, and holiness of the blessed promise of a faithful God, that if God, are all equally displayed in they hold fast this truth unto the this work of redemption, and each end, walking under its holy in- gloriously harmonizes with the fluence, and bringing forth the other, while all shine forth with fruits of righteousness, to the praise resplendent lustre as engaged in and glory of his name, they shall effecting the salvation of guilty assuredly obtain eternal life. . man, in a way altogether iudepen· From this general outline of the dent of himself, so that the whole seheme of redemption, it is pro- of it, in all its various branches is bable that few of the Baptist of grace. As the justice of God ministers of the present day would obtained full satisfaction for our be found to dissent. But, unhap- violations of the holy law, in the pily, while they would be ready divine blood of Immanuel, the enough to yield an assent to it in atonement and that alone exhibits theory, very few of them really a foundation of everlasting conunderstand it so as to distinguish solation and of good hope, to it from the popular doctrine of the every sinner who hears of it. The day, or study to regulate their tirst and leading object of Mr. preaching by it. We shall there- Austin's ministry, therefore, was fore endeavour to be a little more directed to point his hearers to explicit in defining the difference “ the Lamb of God which taketh between Mr. Austin's views and away the sin of the world," to those of his ministering brethren the great work finished on Mount

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