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God.

SACRED POETRY,

is one such experiment, the effect of which I have

contemplated with much interest, namely, the influence THE ALPINE HORN.

produced upon the insane by divine service. I have

been informed by Dr Yellowly, that in the asylum of BY THE Rev. W. M. HETHERINGTON, A M.,

Norwich the influence of this has been such, that on Minister of Torphichen.

seeing the patients retiring from service, a stranger [The horn of the Alps is emplored in the mountainous districts

could scarcely detect in one of them any appearance of Switzerland, not solely to sound the Cow-call, but for a purpose of insanity; and that oven when one has manifested, valleys, and its last rays are just glimmering on the snowy summits during service, any degree of restlessness or exciteof the hills, the herdsman who dwells on the loftiest takes his horn ment, he has been instantly checked by the other paand trumpets forth, “ Praise God the Lord." All the herdsinon

tients near hiin. This interesting fact show's what in the neighbourhood, on hearing this, come out of their huts, take their horns, and repeat the words. This often continues a quarter may be done ; and I have no doubt that, when the inof an hour, whilst, on all sides, the mountains echo the name of tellectual and moral management of the insane shall be offers his silent prayer on bended knees and with uncovered head. prosecuted with the attention which is due to it, prin. By this time it is quite dark. “Good night"-again peals aloud the ciples will be developed of much practical interest on herdsman on the highest suminit. “Good night" is repeated on

this important subject. all sides, from the horns of the herdsmen, and the clefts of the rocks. Then each one lays himself down to rest.)

The employment of Salt in the East. The use of Now on the far horizon's verge the sun

salt, which was cominanded as an indispensable accomLeans, as if wearied with his journey past ; paniment of all sacrificial offerings, seems to have O'er sea and sky, o'er plain and moorland dun derived its origin from a venerable eastern custom; for

He seems a lingering farewell look to cast, as that article was always regarded by the ancients as

Then hides his beamy brow, while, following fast, the emblem of fidelity and friendship, its ceremonial Grey twilight spreads her dusky shadows o’er use was evidently intended to impress on the minds of

Broad lake, deep glen, and valley green; at last the worshippers, through a practice with which they Her filmy mantle wraps the mountain hoar,

were familiar, the idea—that truth, harmony, and upAnd now the Jungfrau's crest smiles in the sun no more. rightness, should characterize all their transactions with List I 'tis the Alpine horn! its notes ring clear

one another, and especially all their engagements with

God. That this well-known commodity was very From yonder lofty peak, where latest plays The day-beam, ere its blushes disappear,

generally recognized by the ancients as the sign of these And · Praise ye God the Lord!" the loud voice says; of every compact, may be perceived from the prominent

excellent virtues, and employed as the inviolable pledge A thousand horns peal forth the strain of praise, From hill to hill, from peak to peak it swells;

appearance it makes in the amicable treaty which was

formed between Jacob and Laban. And that it still That holy sound a thousand echoes raise; While every mountain of its Maker tells,

possesses in some parts of the East the same symbolical Man kneelsin solemn prayer to Him in heaven who dwells.

character, appears from two curious anecdotes; one of

which relates, on the authority of De Tott, that a Tis silence all! for thoughts too deep for words person who formed an acquaintance with that ambas.

Are issuing from the heart to Him, whose hand sador on his arrival in Turkey, turned sharply back on Aid to the humblest worshipper affords,

leaving the Frenchman's hotel, asked for a little salt, Who speaks, and sun or storm hear his command; and having deliberately taken a bit of it between his

Who guides the wanderer to that peaceful land teeth, assured his new friend by that action, that his Where every tear is wiped from every eye,

confidence would never be betrayed ; and from the And pain or shame no mor the brow shall brand, other anecdote, we learn that a notorious robber, who For sorrow, sin, even death himself shall die, had broken into a palace, and was in the act of abAnd all be one bright round of everlasting joy. stracting a great collection of valuable articles, found The solemn pause of prayer is o'er; again

his foot accidentally stumble, as he was decamping, on The Alpine horn shouts high a kind " Good night!” struck with the outrage he had committed, that he

a piece of salt; in consequence of which he was so The rocks around repeat the cheerful strain,

restored all his booty and went away as he had entered. Day's cares and toils wing all afar their flight; The dying echoes whisperingly invite

Such notions, which the customs of the East froin time The weary hunter to the couch of rest;

immemorial associated with salt, were introduced into In gentle dreams he tastes serene delight,

the service of the Mosaic law, to perpetuate along with For sweet the slumbers of a guileless brcast,

the sacred tribute with which it was associated, the Awake, asleep, alike by God sustained and blest.

moral feelings and virtues which its symbolical character

represented.—JAMIESON. (Eastern Munners.) Thus should it ever be! To man is given Voice, reason, and religion for his dower,

CONTENTS.- The New Commandment. By Rev. J. Buchanan. A mind to scan the works and ways of heaven,

-- Biographical Sketch. Mrs llannah More. Part I.--A Sketch of

the Early History of Christianity in Scotland. By Rev. J. Bryce. A tongue to praise its goodness and its power; Period 11.-Discourse. By Rev. W. Cunningham.- Investigations Whether day-glories shine, or night-clouds lower, into the Natural History of the Bible. By the late Protessor Scot

of St. Andrews. No. l. - Christian Philosophy. By Rev. J. Brodie. In brightness or in gloom, O man! on thee

No. XII.-Christian Treasury. Extracts from Venn, Toplady, At early dawn, or pensive twilight's hour,

Lord Bacon, Waugh, Arrowsmith, and Gurnall.--Sacred Poetry. Great Nature calls her sacred bard to be,

Alpine Horn. By Rev. W. M. Hetherington.-- Miscellaneous. To wake the anthem now that fills eternity!

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THE CHARACTER OF JESUS OF NAZARETH.

his conduct to his earthly parents. At the age Part I.

of twelve, we find him going up with them to

Jerusalem, and interesting and attractive as the BY TE Rev. WILLIAM MALCOLM,

exercises of the temple appeared to him, and great Minister of Leochel- Cusảnic.

as was the celebrity he was likely soon to acquire, WMLE many, covering themselves with the ar- instead of remaining there in opposition to the mour of everlasting truth, are forcing from the wishes of his parents, he returned with them field those who would call in question the nature, cheerfully to the obscure city of Nazareth ; conthe necessity, and the efficacy of Christ's death ; tent to make any sacrifice, if he could only assuage be ours, at this time, the less difficult, though the sorrow he had unintentionally given them. In perhaps no less useful task, to lend our humble this sequestered abode he was subject to them, aid to the same great cause, by sketching, though contributing to their comfort and their credit, with a feeble hand, the character which he main- ' while he daily increased in wisdom, and in favour tained in the days of his flesh. No less useful with God and man. task we say; for we hold, that the holy, harm- Nor does he appear to have been less under the less, and undefiled life of the Author of our faith influence of filial affection at an age when many furnishes one of the most striking and powerful are apt to think themselves released from parental evidences of its truth; nay, were every other evi- control. After he had entered on his public midence for our Lord's divinity swept away, we nistry, he forgot not his duty as a son ; and the would point fearlessly to his character as Jesus of first miracle which he performed was performed Nazareth, as affording an argument in its sup- at his mother's request, to accommodate her port, sufficient to silence for ever the cavillings of friends, and to honour herself. To the last, his the gainsayer. Let us consider,

attachment to her remained unabated : for even 1. His conduct to his earthly parents. when he hung upon the cross, amid the agonies

Cold, indeed, must be his heart, and dead to of crucifixion, he seemed to forget them for a every generous emotion, who can forget the claims while, that he might pour into her wounded breast which his parents have on his attachment and the balm of consolation. When he saw her standregard. The anxious care with which they tend- ing by the cross, contemplating, in speechless ed his helpless infancy,—the many wearisome agony, the triumph of bis enemies, he resolved days and sleepless nights which he cost them, that this melancholy proof of her affection should the fears which they felt when disease or accident not go unrewarde Directing towards her a look threatened his life,—the joy which lighted up which spoke at once the pity and the affection of their countenance when all was well with him,- his heart, he recommended her to the care of the the struggles they maintained, and the sacrifices disciple whom he loved. which, patient and uncomplaining, they made, in II. His character as a friend. order to bring him forward respectably into life;- It has been objected to the Gospel, that, amid these are circumstances calculated to produce all its pure and salutary precepts, there is none impressions of gratitude and affection never to be which inculcates or recommends the cultivation effuced.

of private friendship. That it contains no express Of such impressions the generous heart of Je- injunction of this kind we readily admit, and the sus was peculiarly susceptible. He was alive to reason is obvious. It was unnecessary. Private every tender emotion. His was not that stern, friendship is not a duty incurnbent on men in unfeeling character, which has sometimes been every situation and circumstance of life. It is a represented as the perfection of virtue. Having connection which kindred spirits alone can form, assumed our nature, he felt and cherished its best and which, when they meet, they will, without affections, and surrendered himself to the influ- any precept, never fail to form. It is a sentiment ence of those ties by which man is attached to which the heart of man, under certain circumman. As a proof of this, we need only refer to stances. is sufficiently prone to indulge; but which,

Vol. III.

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when these circumstances do not concur, no com. soon have to bewail! Every argument is emmandment can enforce. The absence, indeed, of | ploved, and every promise given which could every thing like positive and peremptory injunc- strengthen them for the hour of trial. And lo! tion, seems essential, both to the formation and the his eyes and his hands are raised to heaven. exercise of friendship. It cannot live in the at- What supplications are these which he pours mosphere of compulsion. Unbidden is the tear forth? For whom is that fervent prayer prewhich it sheds, unsolicited the interest it feels, | ferred ? Is he asking from heaven a legion of spontaneous the efforts it makes in behalf of its angels, to subdue in a moment the power of his object. But although he who knew what was in enemies? Prars he that God may sustain him man, delivered not a precept which some of bis in the awful struggle? No; in his anxiety for followers might never have had it in their power his disciples he forgets himself. “I pray,” says to obey, his conduct assures us, that the cultiva- he, “ for them: Now I am no more in the world, tion of private friendship is by no means incon- but these are in the world. Holy Father, keep sistent with the spirit of his religion. While he through thine own name those whom thou hast considered the whole world as a field spread out given me.” And when the ruthless band aphefore him for the exercise of his beneficence, proach to apprehend him, what is his language ? there were, in this fielıl, some favoured spots, in For whom does he plead, as with mild, but which he took peculiar delight. Kind and com- dauntless mien he advances to meet them? Is passionate to all, he selected a few individuals as he imploring their pity? Is he beseeching them the objects of his special regard. He loved Mar- to allow him to escape? Oh no! He pleads, tha, and her sister, and Lazarus. Mark the kind but not for himself. He surrender's himself, and concern which he took in their fate. When death pleads for his friends. I am Jesus of Nazareth; visited their once happy abode, his conduct testi- if, therefore, ve seek me, let these

go

their tied the reality and the strength of his friendship. way.” Persecuted from place to place by the relentless In further illustration of this point, we might fury of the Jews, he had retired beyond Jordan, now take notice of the intimate friendship which that he might enjov, for a season, the repose subsisted between our Lord and John,-a friendwhich exhausted nature required. When, how-ship evinced by our Lord admitting John as a ever, he knew that Lazarus was dead, and his witness of his transfigration, by his persnitting sisters, of course, inconsolable, he resolved to him, in preference to the rest, to lean upon his leave immediately this safe and sequestered spot, bosom while eating the passover, and by his girand proceed to Bethany. In vain did his disci- ing him from the cross the charge of his disconples remind him of the dancer to which he ex- solate mother,--a friendship so marked on all josed himself, by appearing in the neighbourhood occasions as to procure for Jolin the title of the of Jerusalem. “Our friend Lazarus," saith he, disciple whom Jesus loved ; but enongh has been

sleepeth, and I go to awake him out of his sleep." | stated to show that Jesus was feelingly alive to He longed to adıninister relief to his afilicted the sentiment of friendship, and that, as a friend, friends, and to mingle his tears with theirs. Ac- his conduct is worthy of imitation. cordingly, he appears openly in the midst of his III. His character as a citizen. enemies, enters warmly into the feelings of La- Among the Jews an opinion generally prezarus’ distressed relatives, and delavs not to heal vailed, that when Messiah appeared some mighty the wound which they had received. Mark him political revolution would take place. When as he advances to the grave of his friend. The Herod heard of his birth he was troubled, feartear of sympathy swells in his eye, the throb ofing, no doubt, lest he himself should be driven indissembled sorrow labours in his breast. “Je- from his throne, and the province of Judea lost sus wept.” Then said the Jews, “ Behold how to Cæsar for ever. With feelings very different lie loved him!” Yes, he loved him; and, by from these, the Jews anticipated the same result. raising him from the dead, proved at once his They indulged the fond hope, a hope whichi, power as God, and his affection as a friend.

even up to the time of the crucifixion, his disAnd how tender, how steady and ardent was ciples had not relinquished,—that he was, in a the attachment which he cherished for the dis- tenporal sense, to releem Israel

, to establish himciples, whom he had chosen, that they might be self on the throne of David, break in pieces the with him! How frequently do we find him Roman yoke, and lead on his countrymen to labouring to remove their prejudices, to satisfy triumph and renown. Very different, however, their doubts, to check their presumption, to allay was the design of his coming, and far otherwise their little animosities, and to open their eyes to did he act. His conduct on every occasion evinced the nature of that kingdom which he came to that the kingdom which he came tu establish was establish. And in that night of woe, wherein he not of this world, that for him the splendour of was betrayed, when they were gathered around human power had no charms, and that the luxury him in painful anxiety, not knowing whether to and the pageantry of earıhly princes were, in bis hope or to fear, with what tenderness and delicacy estimation, less than nothing and vanity. In all does he unfold to them the events which were his intercourse with mankind, the same indifferabont to happen! How gradually does he pre-ence to worldly aggrandizement manifested itself. pare them for the bereavement which they would We obscrve no grasping at power, no currying of favour. A work was assigned him, and to the in a great measure, weakened by the engrossing objects accomplishment of that work he devoted all the and pursuits which habitually engaged her attention. strength of his body, all the energy of his mind, She lived too little under the power of the world to all the attachment of his heart. He had marked come. Courted, flattered, and caressed by the high in out a path for himself

, and that path he pursued rank, and the distinguished in literature, it might be with unbending rectitude ; through good report said of her, alas! with too much truth, that she loved and through bad report he pursued the noiseless the praise of men more than the approbation of God.” tenor of his way, neither courting the smiles nor The death of Garrick, however, we have found reason fearing the frowns of the great. At the same to regard as the commencement of a new era in her life. time, he showed no wish to interfere with the From that period she began to feel more deeply impower and authority of those in office. He spoke pressed with the vain and unsatisfactory nature of all not evil of dignities. Far from setting up any sublunary things; an air of pensive thoughtfulness was claim incompatible with the existing order of apparent in her whole deportment; and in her more things, he submitted meekly and cheerfully to the retired hours, she took a daily increasing pleasure in powers that were. The institutions and the laws reading the Scriptures, and in devotional exercises. of his country he respected and obeyed, and, by At length she began to feel, that the world, with its precept and example, laboured on every occasion fascinating charms, had been exercising too powerful a to recommend subordination and peace. Very sway over her heart and conduct. She resolved, theretrue, he collected a little band, with whom he fore, to withdraw herself gradually from that unprofittravelled through the cities and villages, but is able society in which she had hitherto spent the greater bere a single instance on record of his allowing part of her time. An opportunity presented itself, in them, as they journeyed from one end of the land 1785, of accomplishing this object, by retiring from the to the other, to injure any one by word or by bustle of town to take up her residence in the country. deerd? He chose them to be the companions of This had long been her secret wish, and accordingly his life, the partners of his sorrow, and the wit- having acquired possession of a little secluded spot near nesses of his mighty works, but nowhere, and at Bristol, bearing the romantic name of Cowslip Green, no time, did he encourage or permit them to dis- she entered upon her rural retreat with a freshness of turb their country's peace, or, in any way, to feeling and a sweet mental tranquillity, to which, from igjure or exasperate. others. Anxious as his her early days, she had been a stranger. While, howenemies were to bring him into collision with the ever, Miss More henceforth resided chiefly in the counpower of Rome, to hold him up as a factious, try, she by no means withdrew herself entirely from designing demagogue; and insidious as were the her friends in London. She was in the habit of spendschemes to which, for that purpose, they resorted, ing several weeks every year in the metropolis, partithey invariably failed to substantiate the charge. cularly at the house of Mrs Garrick, the widow of her And when we find him at one time withdrawing former friend and patron. On the occasion of one of himself from the multitude on the first appear- these annual visits to town, Miss More thus writes ance of a tendency to riot, and at another declin- to her sister, speaking of the society in which she ing to interfere with the civil institutions of the noved:land, when requested to interpose his authority

“I bave naturally but a small appetite for grandeur, regarding a disputed inheritance ; when we behold which is always satisfied even to indigestion, before i Lim at Capernaum working a miracle that he may get any relish for it again; yet I repeat, these are

leave this town; and I require a long abstinence to contribute his share of the government taxes; very agreeable people, but there is dress, there is when we hear him in the temple exclaiming, restraint, there is want of leisure, to which I find it " Render to Cæsar the thinys which are Cæsar's, difficult to conform for any length of time, and life is and to God the things which are God's,” and

short. thus silencing those who had come to entangle two or three I have entertained some hope that they

“I sometimes get an interesting morning visitor; of kin in his talk; when, again, we listen to him

were beginning to think seriously. Lady B. and I bad as, amid the acclamations of the multitude, he

a long discourse yesterday; she seems anxious for reli. draws nigh to the city, weeping over it, and say- gious information. I told her much plain truth, and ing, “ o Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest she bore it so well

, that I ventured to give her Dodthe prophets, and stonest them which are sent dridge. If she should not stumble at the threshold, unto thee! if thou hadist known, even thou, at from the strong manner in which the book opens, i

has kast in this thy day, the things which belong to been also with me several times; beautiful and accom

trust she will read it with good effect. Miss thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes;” plished, surrounded with flatterers, and sunk in dissiwhen we behold and consider all these, we know pation. I asked her why she continued to live so not whether to adınire most his prudence, his much below not only her principles, but her underpatriotisin, or his love of peace.

standing-what pleasure she derived from crowds of

persons so inferior to herself—did it make her happy? BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH.

Happy! she said; no, she was miserable. She despised

the society she lived in, and had no enjoyment of the MRS. HANNAH MORE.Part II.

pleasures in which her life was consumed; but what

could she do? She could not be singular—she must do Faz many years, as we have seen, Miss More was

as her acquaintance did. I pushed it so home on her immersed in the guieties of fashionable life; and though conscience, that she wept bitterly, and embraced me. fine influence of her carly impressions in favour of reli- I conjured her to read her Bible, with which she is uta gioa was never entirely absent from lier minid, it was, terly unacquainted.. These tine creatures are, I hoper

sincere, when they promise to be better; but the very ' it. I pass my life in intending to get the better of this, next temptation that comes across them puts all their but life is passing away, and the reform never begins. good intentions to flight, and they go on, as if they It is a very significant saying, though a very odd one, had never formed them; nay, all the worse for having of one of the Puritans, that • Hell is paved with good formed and not realized them. They shall have my intentions.' I sometimes tremble to think how large a prayers, which are the most effectual part of our en- square my procrastination alone may furnish to this tesdeavours.”

selated pavement." This quotation exhibits Miss More in a very interest- Though now comparatively retired from that busy ing light, as embracing every opportunity of diffusing

world in which she had once acted so prominent a part, the influence of a pure religious spirit among her friends Miss More was not contented with lamenting the folly and acquaintances. It were well for the cause of true which she had so long witnessed, and in which she had religion, if Christians were more habitually anxious to so often participated; she deemed it her duty to send have “their conversation always with grace, seasoned forth to the world her solemn remonstrance against it. with salt.” Thus might many, who are from Sabbath About this time, accordingly, she published her highly to Sabbath unimpressed with the ministrations of the popular and seasonable work, entitled “ The Manners pulpit, be led, by the seasonable remarks of Christians, of the Great." This was the commencement of a new in private and familiar conversation, to know Him ex- era in Miss More's literary life. It was now her firmi perimentally whom in their hearts they have hitherto resolution to dedicate her powers to the immediate serdespised. On this subject we cannot refrain from ex. vice of God, and the moral and spiritual benefit of her tracting a sentence or two from a letter, addressed by fellow-men. The work with which she started in the Rev. John Newton to Miss More:

this new career was published anonymously, but “If I am lawfully called into the company of the excited a remarkable interest in the public mind, profligate, I am too much shocked to be in great danger and it was not long before the author was discoverof being hurt by them. I feel myself in the situation ed. Nearly about the same time Miss More pulilished a of the traveller, when assaulted by the north wind.

poem, under the name of “ Slavery," with her name The vehemence of the wind makes me wrap my cloak the faster about me: but when I am with your good prefixed. It was her ardent anxiety to serve the great sort of people, I am like the same traveller when under

cause in which her friend, Mr Wilberforce, was enthe powerful beams of the sun ; the insinuating warmth gaged; and with this view the verses were composed. puts me insensibly off my guard, and I am in danger of The poem was well received, but ber anonymous prose voluntarily dropping the cloak, which could not be work passed through several editions in the course of forced froin me by downright violence. The circle of

a few weeks, and was everywhere extolled, and by politeness, elegance, and taste, unless a higher spirit

none more loudly than by those whose faults it so unand principle predominate, is to me an enchanted spot, which I seldom enter without fear, and seldom retire sparingly exposed. from without loss."

At the close of the year 1789 an interesting event Miss More seems to have had great enjoyment in her occurred, which prepared the way for Hannah executing retirement at Cowslip Green. Reading, meditation,

the purpose she had long formed of withdrawing more occasional correspondence, and the healthful exercise of completely from general society, and indulging in a gardening, were her chief occupations, and in these va

closer intimacy with those who religious sentiments ried employments the time passed pleasantly away. Her

were congenial with her own. Her four sisters had advancement in the divine life, however, was by no

enabled themselves, by their prudence and assiduity, to means so rapid as her sanguine expectations had led her retire from their employment of teaching, having acto anticipate: and it is not surprising, therefore, that quired a small competency. Before taking this step we should find her giving vent to her feelings in the they had built for themselves a house in Bath, and they following language, extracted from a letter to Mr resolved to divide their time between the town and the Newton :

country. Hannah still continued to reside the greater "I have always fancied that if I could secure to my- part of the year at Cowslip Green, and during the first self such a quiet retreat as I have now really accom

summer after the educational establishment of her plished, that I should be wonderfully good ; that I sisters had been closed, she enjoyed the company of her should have leisure to store my mind with such and sister Martha, with whom she made occasional excursions such maxims of wisdom; that I should be safe from

to the surrounding villages. In the course of these such and such temptations; that, in short, my whole little rambles they were struck with the extent to which summers would be smooth periods of peace and good- ignorance and immorality prevailed among the poor, and ness. Now, the misfortune is, I have actually found a great deal of the comfort I expected, but without any

they formed the resolution of establishing schools among of the concomitant virtues. I am certainly happier here them, for the instruction and religious training of the than in the agitation of the world, but I do not find young. This plan was no sooner formed than they that I am one bit better ; with full leisure to rectify proceeded to put it in execution. A school was formed my heart and affections, the disposition unluckily does at Cheddar, a romantic village about ten miles distant not come. I have the mortification to find, that petty

from Cowslip Green, and in a short time it included and (as they are called) innocent employments, can detain my heart from heaven as much as tumultuous nearly three hundred children. Miss Hannah More pleasures. If to the pure all things are pure, the re- gives an interesting account of the commencement of verse must be also true when I can contrive to make this benevolent scheme in a letter dated from Cheddar, so harmless an employment as the cultivation of Aowers and addressed to Mr Wilberforce. stand in the room of a vice, by the great portion of “ Though this is but a romantic place, as my friend time I give up to it, and by the entire dominion it has Matthew well observed, yet you would laugh to see the over my mind. You will tell me that if the affections bustle I am in. I was told we should meet with great be estranged from their proper object, it signifies not opposition if I did not try to propitiate the chief despot much whether a bunch of roses or a pack of cards effects of the village, who is very rich, and very brutal; so I

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