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Poetry-Stanzas.---The Last Day.

WOOS

GEORGE

The garb that veil'd their charms before ! Mid the pale mansions of the dead,

And the throng'd passions stood confest, Hearing thy sounds of holy dread ? And rais'd their throne within thy throbbing Or dost thou on some rocky steep breast.

Thy melancholy vigils keep?

Or dress the sod where Freedom fell ? And from the deep secluded shrine

Or Pity's softest cadence swell? Of holy feeling, known to few,

Or bid the tide of music flow, Burst the loud pealings of thy song divine ;

Whilst flowers of Amaranth round thee blow? And thrilling with ecstatic measures now

And angel forms delighted hear
Thy wild harp rung; and first the Eastern muse

Thy heaven-born strains to fancy dear!
The sweet and solemn strain began;
Flowers on her brow and feathers in her hand;
And sang of Persian maids, how royal Abbas

STANZAS
In shepherd guise ; the ruthless Tartar band; TO THE MEMORY OF BENJAMIN WEST, ESQ.
And Hassan mid the desart faint and wan.

P. R. A. AND HISTORICAL PAINTER TO HIS
LATE MAJESTY

III. MOST RE-
What angel spirit wakes thee now,
With distant shouts of joy and love,

SPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO HIS FAMILY, And bangs enamour'd o'er thy trembling strings ?

BY MR. S. HUGHES.
Forms of untold delight around her move, Tho' awful is the closing scene
And myrtles bind her brow;

When Wisdom, Worth, and Virtue die, And ever at each magic close

Our bosoms feel the bitter pang, Spontaneous scenes of beauty rose,

And sorrow prompts th' incessant sigh. And young Desire rejoicing flings His purple light of love around,

Yet blessed is the closing scene, And whisper'd it was Hope's enchanted ground. When life's vicissitudes are past;

Th’immortal part from dross refin'd
Too soon she fled; for hark, in mingled strain, Soars to those joys that ever last.

Of love and hate sad murmurs rose ;
Now strung to bitterness and pain,

And happy is the closing scene,
And now the song in tenderest feeling flows. When resignation marks the hour;
O curst with love's excess;

When peace and hope possess the breast, And happier had'st thou lov’d her less, The sting of Death has lost its pow'r. Pale Jealousy! thee none shall aid,

Most happy is that closing scene, “Still changing and of all afraid ;'

Attendant angels hov'ring nigh,
Sad Melancholy, from her midnight cave, Sent to conduct the righteous soul
Heard the voice, and reckless laid

Tc blissful realms beyond the sky.
Her hand amid the changeful strings;
But from the chords such plaintive sounds This is the good man's closing scene,
she brings,

And this, much honour'd West, was thine ! As well might suit the chambers of the grave. (Thy mild and tranquil spirit flown)

To mourn a friend, and patron mine. Now comes a louder strain,

In sounds of mild and varied flow; The duteous sigh, the filial tear, Dark fleeting shadows haunt the plain;

Thy offspring shed around thy urn;
Swift as the winds, Fear struck the chords of My humble Muse in gratitude,
woe,

Records his name for whom I mourn.
And onward fled.

Thy wondrous Works insuring fame,
Hark, the dirges of the dead!

To distant ages handed down ;
Panting for blood : lo! dark, Revenge, The talents which thou didst possess
With desperate hand and eye of flame,
That told the work from whence he came,

Will to posterity be known!
Awoke the thunder of the lyre ;

But we who knew thy private worth, And struck with mingled horrors strange

The social virtues that adorn'd Dropt his uplifted hand, and quench'd his The blameless tenor of thy life, deadly ire.

By us thou art sincerely mourn'd.
Unrivall’a Bard! O Nature's son,
Too soon thy meed of fame was won;
O had the fatal Sisters spar'a,

THE LAST DAY.
What had not then thy genius dar'd!
For Nature rul'd with high control,

Tempus erit quo cuncta silent. Ovid. And flung her mantle o'er thy soul !

Hark! the tremendous trumpet shakes the While Joy awakes his heart-strung lay,

skies : And Pity weeps her soul away;

Louder, and still more dreadful, is its sound! While Nature's wonders tow'r sublime As on its notes terrifically pour Above the flight of Fate and Time; Down from thetherial realms of bliss, and roll So long thy pictur'd truths shall live, To earth's remotest confines ;--swell as they And hallow'd throbs of rapture give

fly, To those whose spirits spurn the earth, And strike with dire dismay. The heart of And stamp them of a nobler birth;

man, Whose deathless claims may none inherit, Affrighted flies for refuge to the rocks, But such as boast tùy forceful spirit ! L' escape impending danger; bat behold

-Where breathes thy solemn music wild? The rocks partake the speedy devastation. Are sad and sorrowing souls beguild The lightnings flash, the thunders dismal roar,

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Poetry--Egyptian Lotos.- The Cuckoo.

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ray'd.

Planets, and stars, and comets too, àre hurld When at their noontide height, his fervid rays
Down from the wide expansive blaze of light In a bright deluge burst on Cairo's spires,
To earth's convulsive regions; and the sun With what new lustre then thy beauties blaze,
Ceases to spread one vivifying ray

Fall of the god, and radiant with his fires !
O'er the bewilder'd scene : Nor does the moon
Shoot forth her cheerful soul-reviving beams

To brave the Tropic's fiery beam is thine,

Till in the distant west his splendours fade; Upon the bursting chaos. Hark! again Does Gabriel's trumpet rend the air,-pro- | With morn to rise with lovelier charms ar

Then, too, thy beauty and thy fire decline, claims, "That the imperial Judge of all mankind, Sits on a fiery chariot in the clouds,

What mystic treasures in thy form conceal'a, To judge the silent dead.” The yawning earth Perpetual transport to the sage supply! Obeys the dread command, and sighs and groans Where Nature in her secret plans reveal’d, Proclaim their swift departure from the grave. Awes wond'ring man, and charms th' exploring The sea unfolds her liquid curtains now,

eye. And yields her captur'd sons of Adam up, To know their ever final destiny!

From thy prolific vase and fertile seeds

Are trac'd her grand regenerating pow'rs;
See! the great throne of Majesty appears, Life springing warm from loath'd putrescence
Of purest white, and bears the King of kings : breeds,
At whose terrific presence earth and hear'n And lovelier germs shoot forth, and brighter
Like lightning fly; but find no safe abode,

flow'rs.
For time (feeting time) shall be no longer."
The dead are wafted thro' the bursting clouds, Thus, from Arabia borne, on golden wing,
And as they fly, look down upon the earth

The Phænix on the sun's bright altar dies ;

springs, To take a long farewell. The books are op d— But from his flaming bed refulg The candidates of earth are soon arrang'd

And cleaves with bolder plumes the sapphire

skies. Around the pure white massy throne to hear Their doom.

Nor food to th' enlighten'd mind alone, Each anxious eye is fix'd upon the Judge, Substantial nutriment thy root bestow'd ; As he commands the blessed to appear

In Famine's vulture-fangs did Egypt groan, In yon bright heav'nly regions; there to dwell From thy rich bounteous horn abundance flow'd. Throughout eternity. But the wicked Soon are hurl'd into yon burning lake

Hence th’immortal race in Thebes rever'd Of fire and brimstone--unknown, unsolaced Thy praise the theme of endless rapture made, wail!

Thy image on an hundred columns rear'd, There the tormented miserable throng,

And veil'd their altars with thine hallow'd Shall be the sport of devils and damn'd spirits ;

shade. Weep, wail, and gnash their teeth, with the Bat far beyond the bounds of Afric borné,

Thy honours flourish'd ʼmid Thibetian snows, of the dark, dreary, endless fire of hell

Thy flow'r the Lama's gilded shrine adorn, Throughout eternity.

And Brahme and Baddha on thy flow’rs repose.

R. L.
Lostwithiel, Oct. 24, 1820.

Where'er fair Science dawn'd on Asia's shore,
Where'er her hallow'd voice Devotion rais'd,
We see thee graven on the glowing ore,

And on a thousand sparkling gems emblaz'd.
THE EGYPTIAN LOTOS.

Four thousand summers have thy pride sur

vey'd; The following beautiful Verses are from the pen Thy Pharaohs moulder in their marble tombs;

of the Rev. Thomas Maurice, author of vari- Oblivion's wings the Pyramids shall shade, ous works relative to India.

But thy fair family unfading blooms !

Still ”mid these ruin'd towns, admir'd, rever'd, EMBLEM sublime of that primordial pow'r That on the vast abyss of chaos mov'd;

Wave high thy foliage, and secure expand ; What pen shall paint thy charms,

majestic flow'r! These vast, but crumbling piles by men were

rear'd, By mortals honour'd and by gods belov'd ?

But thou wert form’d by an immortal hand. From Ethiopia's lofty mountains roll’d, Where Nile's proud stream through gladden'd With Nature's charms alone thy charms shell

fade, la raptar a strains thy praise was hymn’d of Oh! living, may thy flow'rs my temples shade,

With being's self thy beauteous tribe decline; old, And still resounds on Ganges' faithful shores.

And decorate, when dead, my envied shrine !

T. M. Within thy beauteous coral's full-blown bell Long since the Immortals plac'd their fond

TO THE CUCK00, There

, day's bright source,Osiris,lov?d to dwell, ON HEARING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. While by his side enamour'd Isis glow'd.

MAY 2, 1820.
Hence, not anconscious to his orient beam, AA! welcome Messenger of Spring,
At dawn's first blush thy radiant petals spread, I hear thy coarse, tho well-known voice
Drink deep th' effulgenoe of the solar stream, With genuine joy, for thou dost bring
And as he wounts, still brighter glories shed : News that makes us all rejoice.

dread pain

abode;

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A. Fragment.---On the Atonement.

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Hark now the sounds more strongly rise,
And other instruments combine!
This must be music from the skies,
That charms this raptur'd soul of mine.
The sweet-ton'd trio now declines,
And silent rapture makes a pause,
Till all at once the choir begins,
And list’ning worlds return applause.
O thou great, wise, eternal King,
Inspire my soul, my passions raise,
Till borne on faith's triumphant wing,
I join that choir to sing thy praise.

J. N.

On the Atonement.

The peasant and the village swain,
Lightly trip it o’er the plain,
With the merry dance go round,

Stimulated by thy sound.
And hear thee hail the blest return of Spring,
Or requiems to departed Winter sing.
A double welcome, happy bird-
I give thee, tho' thou art so coy;
For long it is since last I heard
Thy notes, that with them bring such joy.

For now the fields in verdure clad,
The trees no more supinely sad,
Bat cover'd with a verdant green,

And blossoms lovely to be seen;
And all the feather'd tribe help thee to sing,
A happy welcome to returning Spring.
Why is it that thou wilt not stay
The year around till Spring again?
Do other Springs call thee away,
And tempt thee o'er the boisterous main?

Or is our Summer over-warm*
Or does our Winter's cold alarm ?
Or does thy fondness for the Spring,

Keep thee always on the wing?
As Fashion's sons seek happiness below,
And look for pleasure in delusive show.
Yes, bird of pleasure, thou dost seize
By far (to me) the happiest time
of all the year, thyself to please,
In visiting our changeful clime;

Had I thy wings, I too would fly,
When Wint’ry clouds infest the sky;
And when the Summer's heat draws on,

With pleasure, that with thee I'd shun.
And joyfully along my way, I'd wing
From clime to clime, enjoying always Spring.

MR. EDITOR. Sir,--In the Imperial Magazine for March 1821, you profess it was your intention to publish that month an article

you

had received on the Atonement, had not your premises been destroyed by fire. And engaging it shall speedily appear, if another copy be sent you; and presuming that the allusion is to a little production of my pen, on that momentous subject, I now again send you my thoughts, as I think many of my brethren form erroneous views of this most important doctrine, when applied to the character our Lord delineates, Mark xii. 30, 31. Ephesians iii. 17, 18, 19.; 1 Thess. v. 23. 1 John iii. 3, 6, and John iv. 13, 16.

The word atone, has two meanings given to it by the religious world; and strange as it may appear, those meanings seem to be in direct opposition to each other. The only sense in which the Scriptures use it, in its application to the above character, appears to be the following; At-One ; Union, Concord, Harmony, Agreement, involving in it the idea of two parties, formerly at variance, being now perfectly reconciled through vening medium, Rom. v. 11. And the idea attaching to this term, implies that a propitiatory offering has been made, whereby this reconciliation is effected; and that when this end is accomplished, the cause which induced the former separation is altogether annihilated; and the two parties are as completely one, not only as though no enmity had ever subsisted between them, but as though they now formed one constituent indissoluble body. Agreeable to this, are our Saviour's declarations :

L“ As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.--I in them, and

some inter

D. BROUGH. 66, Queen-street, Cheapside, London. * The Cuckoo is rarely heard after June.

A FRAGMENT.

When lost in thought my soul doth soar
Beyond where wandering

comets fly,
Imagination hears the choir
That hymns the concert of the sky.
No superstition there doth dwell,
To check their wild seraphic lyres,
But all can join the song to swell,
And love tÞeir sweet-tun'd breast inspires.
There with their Saviour and their God,
Majestic in bright glory crown'd,
The saints adore redeeming blood,
And heaven's high arch repeats the sound.
Methinks I hear the concert break
Upon this raptur'd soul of mine;
But O my words are far too weak
To tell of music so divine.
Their instruments, we cannot know,
In sweet harmonic strains unite,
While angels and archangels blow
Such strains as yield to God delight.
But, hark! where can those notes be found ?
These cannot be terrestrial strings,
Those chords must be an angel's sound,
That hovers o'er me with his wings.

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On the Atonement.

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thou in me, that they may be made you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, perfect in one; and that the world whom the world cannot receive, bemay know that thou hast sent me, and cause it seeth him not, neither knowhast loved them, as thou hast loved eth him. But ye know him, for he me.--I am in my Father, and ye in dwelleth with you, and shall be in me, and I in you.-I am the vine, ye you.” It is in the foregoing sense, are the branches. Abide in me and I that I receive the term Atone, as being in

you. As the branch cannot bear altogether appropriate to the state of fruit of itself, except it abide in the a fully sanctified soul; and as holding vine, no more can ye, except ye abide forth the means whereby this gracious

work is accomplished. This, according to my apprehension, But there is another meaning atis the real import of the word Atone, tached to this term, which seems to and with this view of it, other parts of be more generally received by my Scripture perfectly accord; repre- brethren, in relation to a sanctified besenting man as naturally at variance liever, and in which sense I must reand at enmity with his Maker ; but, ject it, in toto, when applied to that that whosoever believes in, and re- character; namely, that such is the inceives Christ as his all-sufficient Sa- firmity of human nature, that imperviour, this faith, by the operation of fection, short-comings, non-performthe Spirit of God, has such a renovat- ance, and involuntary transgression, ing influence, where it is permitted to mar their best actions. They contend, act in all its sanctifying energy, that that the Fall hath so completely debiman's nature is again transformed litated the powers and faculties of the into the image and likeness of God, soul, that unbounded love, infinite bowherein he was first created; for, liness, and unlimited power combined,

whosoever shall confess that Jesus are inadequate to counteract its dire is the Son of God, God dwelleth in effects, to reinstate it in its primeval him, and he in God.” Hence we read, rectitude, and enable man to keep the

As he is, so are we in this world. pure and holy law of God; but that And every man that hath this hope in the most sanctified believer in Christ, him, purifieth himself even as he is every moment needs the application pure.--He that doeth righteousness is of the blood of Jesus, to expiate for his righteous, even as he is righteous.- violation of it. Therefore, in this That ye might be filled with all the sense, of its being a sacrifice to exfulness of God.”—That being sancti- piate for transgression, to purge from fied wholly, the “ whole spirit, and guilt, to heal a breach of God's comsoul, and body, be preserved blame- mandments, to satisfy for infirmities, less unto the coming of the Lord to avert anger incurred by non-perJesus Christ.--Faithful is he that formance, to reconcile for imperfeccalleth you, who also will do it.- tion, to answer the demands of offendWhereby are given unto us exceeding ed justice for short-comings, and to great and precious premises, that by restore to favour where it has been forthese ye might be partakers of the feited, as being now applicable to those Divine nature. He that is joined unto who are fully sanctified, I cannot rethe Lord, is one spirit.”

ceive it. Now, although the justified be- Whenever therefore my brethren liever, in a measure participates in use this term, I inquire in which of these privileges, yet we see, by all the two foregoing senses they intend the foregoing texts, and which might it, when speaking of those who are be multiplied by innumerable others, perfected in love ; and according to that it is not to babes, but to fathers their application, I must regulate my in Christ, to those only who are fully reply. If they say, there is no other sanctified, they apply in all their ple- means whereby any can be sanctified, nitude ; and those can do all things than the atoning, cleansing blood of through Christ which strengtheneth Christ; that we have need of its conthem. For the promise of Christ is, tinual application to preserve us holy; “My Father will love him, and we that there is no other mediator, nor will come unto him, and make our any other name under heaven given abode with him. And I will pray the among men whereby we can be saved, Father, and he shall give you another than the name of Jesus, and that his Comforter, that he may abide with intercession at the right hand of God

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Reply to a Query on singular Fishes.

452 is indispensable, in order to obtain Frog-fish-L. Piscatorius. The head for us those spiritual and temporal is flat, and larger than the body; the blessings, we continually need; Imouth, which is always open, is very acquiesce with all my heart, and large, and well furnished with teeth, mind, and soul. But if they say, we as well in the tongue, palate, and mean, that such is the infirmity of throat, as in the jaws; the under jaw man, and such the imperfection of protrudes, but the fish is able to bring his best services, that sin mixes with them both equal. Near the angle of all the actions of the most sanctified; the upper jaw are two long processes, or, that God requires a constant obla- at regular distances. The body tation, to expiate for guilt, transgres- pers towards the tail, and is covered sion, offence, disobedience, violation with a loose skin; having some of his law, to effect a reconciliation, prickles on the upper surface. The or to restore to his favour, as appli- ventral fins, which lie under the peccable to such; for that the imperfectorals, are short, broad, thick, and tions, infirmities, short-comings, non- fleshy, jointed like arms, and on the performance, or involuntary transgres- inner side divided into fingers. It sion, of the most holy believer, are has one dorsal and one anal fin. A such as to require the momentary ap- fish of this species, taken at Par in plication of the blood of Jesus, as a Cornwall, weighed 72lbs.; the length sacrificial offering, to expiate for his four feet six inches; one foot six incontinual infraction of the law of God, ches wide, and nine inches thick ; call it by whatsoever soft, mild, gentle, the under jaw projected five inches diminutive epithet we please, I must beyond the upper; the under jaw was rejeet this doctrine altogether, or else surrounded by twenty-six soft tuberI cannot receive the declaration of cles; mouth fourteen inches wide, scripture, that“ For this purpose the Long Angler.-This fish is described son of God was manifested, that he by Borlase. It has no fin-like appenmight destroy the works of the devil:" dices round the head, but only on the since I can by no means make those tail part. It has spines at the end of two doctrines harmonize ; for they the pectoral fins, nearly two inches appear to me to be absolutely irrecon- long; there are spines also at the excilable.

tremity of the tail.

John Cooke. The form of the Frog-fish, or, as Dublin, 6, Ohmond Quang,

Pennant calls it, the Angler, is very March 8th, 1821.

singular, and its habits are scarcely
less so.
Possessed of great rapacity

,

for the supply of which nothing seems Reply to a Query on Singular Fishes. to conse amiss, it is not capable of

that celerity of motion, which seems MR. EDITOR.

necessary to enable it to take its prey, SIR,In your Magazine for October and must therefore have recourse to last, col. 816, is a Query by W. Mason, stratagem. Creeping, by the aid of on the subject of a singular fish, con- its claw-like ventral fins, to a proper cerning which he is desirous of infor- position, it remains with open mouth mation. The description afforded by in patient expectation. Nothing is the inquirer is extremely imperfect'; seen but a large hole, that is formed but I have no doubt that it belongs by its gaping jaws; whilst the long to a species of the genus Lophius, worm-like processes on its head, opewhich is arranged among cartilagi- rate to entice the unwary to destruction. nous fishes, of the order Chondrop- It is probable, that, like other fisles terygii, of Steward's Elements of Na- whose heads bear a very large proportural History. Perhaps the following tion to the body, this fish cannot more account of the fishes of this class, forward by the help of its tail

, withwhich are taken on the British coasts, out throwing the head and body into may interest your readers. It is taken so great an exertion, as might excite from a work in MS. which I have by alarm in those which it is its interest

to lull into security. The paws thereLophius ---Generic Character. The fore, by a motion that is less perpectoral fins formed with an articula- ceptible, answer this useful purpose : tion resembling an elbow ; ventral hapless is that being which swims fins broad, resembling paws.

within the cavity of fate. The Froc

me.

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