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. MISC E L L A N I E S.
. KNOWLEDGE dwells
YES, oh my soul! there is a Supreme Being, who governs the world, and is present with it, who takes up his more special habitation in good men, and is nigh to all who call upon him, to fanctify, and affist them! Haft thou not felt him, oh! my soul, like another soul, actuating thy faculties, exalting thy views, purifying thy passions, exciting thy graces, and begetting in thee an abhorrence of fin, and a love of holiness? And is not all this an argument of his presence, as truly as if 'thou didit see him?
YE gaudy pageants of life's dubious hour,
How often stain'd by sorrow's briny shower, ,"
An ODE to SPRING.
HAIL, genial pow'r, revolving spring!
And aid my languid lays:
Its annual tribute pays.
While foremost of the train,
Prophetic of thy reign.
Their infant buds display:
And sparkling bless his ray!
With nature's varied hues :
The spring of life renews.
And brings th' appointed hour.
No longer in our pow'r.-
A hope beyond the skies;
WHEN I have taken my morning walk amidft dews and flowers, with the fun Needding lutre round him, and unveiling the happy landscape, how has my eye been tharmed with the lovely profpe&t! How has my car beer ravished with the mufic of the grove! Methought, every note was a tribute of harmony, and all nature feemed one grand chorus, swelling with the Creator's praise-But, how has the scene been reversed, when leaving my rural Elyfium I entered the haunts of men !- where I heard the tongue, prompt to utter, and Auent to express, every thing but its Maker's praise.
THAT fashions Bould fo often vary from our justest notions of right and wrong, is not a thing to be wondered at, as they commonly cake their rise from the court or the kage; neither of which is the school of virtue.
LET those, whofe narrow views to earth confind,
AS few can judge with impartiality of their own character, none are believed merely apon their own evidence, who affirm it to be good.
WHOEVER has through life continued to become gradually wifer and better, has obtained a source of divine felicity, a well of living water, which, like the widow's oil, thall increase as it is poured out, and which, though. it was supplied in time, eternity shall not exhaust. . ..
· IT is by the Sun of Rightoousness alone that we discover completely our duty and our interest, and behold that
pattern of Divine perfection which the Christian aspires to imitate, by “ forgiving injuries, and returning good « for evil.”
A VIRTUOUS man enjoys more peace in adversity, than a wicked man in prosperity.
The Song of Simeon paraphrased.
'TIS enough-the hour is come
God of truth, and God of love! IT is necessary to habituate our minds, in our younger, years, to some employment, which may engage our thoughts, and fill the capacity of the soul at a riper agc.For, however we may roam in youth from fo!ly to folly, too volatile for reft, too soft and effeminate for industry, ever ambitious to make a splendid figure; yet the time