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CVI.** THE CHURCH'S PARISH MINISTERS.
Still, as I turn thy monumental page,
Loved Church, it binds affection's chords to see,
Not less in virtue, though of less degree, Thy Worthjes of the humble PARSONAGE, Thy HOOKERS, Herberts, of a simpler age :
How mid their charge, from worldly follies free,
They “ ate their bread in peace and privacy,”
Soft whispers greet me from the sainted dead : “ Stewards of Christ, and on his service bound,
To train his flock for heaven, we hither fled; Here sought our bliss; and here through mercy found,
That bliss still harbor'd, where his service led.
CVII.** THE CHURCH'S PEOPLE. AND well it likes me, in thy bygone days
To see thy PEOPLE's sober footsteps press,
Leagued in one bond of peace and holiness, The path of penitence, and pray'r, and praise. Not theirs, with itching ear and curious gaze,
To scan the chance wayfarer's crude address,
Less apt the spirit's wanderings to repress, Than fitful dreams and groundless raptures raise. But theirs, their pastor's teaching, line on line ;
God's word digested well; the mystic feast Full oft enjoy'd; each stated rite divine :
Thus Walton, EVELYN, Nelson, once were blest; Learn'd wisdom in communion none but thine,
And in thy bosom found their Saviour's rest. Ken, and White, afterwards refused to withdraw their allegiance from James II. and were deprived.
CVIII. GOD THE PRESERVER OF HIS
A SOUND is in the trees and on the flood !
The wind is up; it lifts the waters high,
As if to battle with the eternal sky,
Who sits above the storm with wakeful eye,
Prompt, if need be, with voice of sovereignty To speak, as once Tiberias' waves he strew'd With “ Peace, be still!”-Yea, Lord, if aught of ill
Thy Church assail, her griefs thy care engage; Safe stands she, founded on thy holy hill :
Thou canst the tempest's fearful roar assuage, Tumultuous noise! and more tumultuous still,
Lash'd into storm the maddening people's rage.
CIX. TO THE READER.
May quell a judgment harsh, or wish unkind,
lov'd Mother-Church; and in thy mind, Bid thoughts more just, and kindlier feelings rise : Deem them not air-born baseless fantasies !
Scan her by God's own word, and thou shalt find,
The more thou scann'st, thy spirit more inclin'd Her name to venerate, her worth to prize. To thee the search a rich return may bear
Of sacred lore, and aspirations raise Which the earth owns not: nor shalt thou not sharo
The grateful sense, which, ah! too scantly, pays Blessings conferr'd with thanksgiving and prayer
“ Peace to our Sion, to our God be praise ! ”
TRINITY CHURCH, NEW-YORK.
BY THE REV. WM. BERRIAN, D.D.,
RECTOR OF THE SAME.
One volume. 8vo. Illustrated. “This is a very interesting and well-executed work-which will repay porusal, not oz.y by churchmen, but by all who claim descent from a connexion with old New York. For in truth the records of a church which was the parish church, in t'ie beginning of whole city-cannot but interest the descendants of the old citizens.
" Mr. Berrian has performed his share of the work con amore--almost, in somo par ticulars with an excess of affection, which has led to rather ampler citations from tho early vestry proceedings--than either their interest or present importance warrant, and thus has unnecessarily swelled the volume.
“ But with all allowance for this dwelling upon the past the book is, as we have said, very interesting and attractive, and we hopo none will doprive themselves of the plonours and profit of reading it."-N. Ý Courior.
ENGLISH CHURCH WOMEN
- This is a small and very neat edition of a most delightful and useful book. It contain the biography of such excellent characters as Viscountess Falkland, the Countess of Car berry, Lady Capel, and Mary Evelyn. We cannot think of a better volume to put into the Parish Library and the Family Circle. Wherever it goes, it must exert a most be nign influence."-Calendar.
"A charming compendium of female biography, of which it must have occurred to the reader there is a lack in our literature. Of course, as the title implies, the memorials ata confined to members of the Established Church of England, but that makes them no les interesting and certainly no less profitable to the religious reader, since the principles of virtue and religion are subjects for delightful contemplation, and profitable withal, what. ever their incidental relation or position. We are glad to possess and commend to others this excellent publication."—N. Y. Commercial.
“No intelligent Christian can read these biographical notices, without meeting with trall of character well worthy of admiration and imitation.”—Southern Churchman
LATHROP'S APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION.
CHRIST'S WARNING TO THE CHURCHES:
WITH AN APPENDIX ON THE
REV. JOSEPH LATHROP, D.D.
WITH AN INTRODUCTORY NOTICE BY THE REV. J. M. WAINWRIGHT, D. D.
" A Treatise on the necessity of external ordination, and of a succession from the Aposties to constitute valid Orders, from a Congregational minister, is somewhat of an anomaly Yet this is such a one. The author was settled in West Springfield, Mass., and delivered and published these sermons on the occasion of being visited and annoyed by an itinerant preacher who "made great pretensions to piety," and "tirught that every saint has a right to preach.” The work in its present republished form, cannot fail to be useful in teaching men from whence authority to preach the Gospel is to be derived.-Calendar
“ Here we have a defence of the apostolic succession, written by an eminent Congregationalist, the Rev. Joseph Lathrop, and edited by a high Churchman, the Rev. Dr. Wain. wright. It is a good book, although something of a curiosity in its way. It is gotten up in Stanford and Swords's usu al neat and tasteful style."-Recorder.