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but I can give very little encouragement for hope to an hour or two of this vehement and tumultuous penitence, on the very brink of damnation. "Judas "repented," but his agonies of foul hurried him to haften his own death, "that he might go to his own "place:" and there is abundance of fuch kind of repenting in every corner of hell: that is a deep and dreadful pit, whence there is no redemption, though there are millions of fuch fort of penitents; it is a strong and dark prifon, where no beam of comfort ever fhines; where bitter anguish and mourning for fins paft, is no evangelical repentance but everlasting and hopeless forrow.

A Thought on Death.

EATH, to a good man, is but paffing thro' a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father's houfe, into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely enter taining. O, may the rays and fplendours of my heavenly apartment fhoot far downward, and gild the dark entry with fuch a chearful gleam, banish every fear when I fhall be called to pas through!

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P. 131. The Beggars Ptition.


See Notes & Queries 15. Series Vol. 111. p.20
The authorship of this little poem has at
times excited a good deal of attention
It has been attributed, on no very suffici sul
grounds to Dr. Joshua Webster M.D; bal
From the Gentlemans
mans Magazine Vol. Ixx,

p. 41 it appears that it is the entire production of the Rev. Thomas Mös, Minister of Briarly Will and Trentham in Staffordshir who work it at about the age of twenty-three He sold the manuscript of that, and of several others to Mr. Smart, printer, in Wolverhampto who, from the dread hot. moss had of criticise Was to feablish them on this condition that only twenty copies should have his reme annexed to them, for the purpose of being presented to his relations, and friends": Dr. Mavor in his Clapical English Poetry, 828 assigns it rightly to moss, pp. 239,240. In English Minstrelsy " Sdinburgh 1810, 2 vols a collection coited it is said by Sir Walter Scott, (for this wee Life of. J. D'Tornali lyhis son pox\w]ithes "Sir John Morris" as the name of the author. Vol 11.

Original Pieces. (Verse) p.119. A Morning Hymn 121 The Lords Prayer in Verse. 122 The Soaring Lark. 123 The Fading have, or Sigleria Instructe 124. Waking out of a Frightful Dream, 125 advice to Oberne Writers on Glass. 126 Paraphrase on Nahum 1.1-7. 128. The Song of Mosis. 131. The Beggars Petition. 133. Endeavour to Please. (Prose) The Church art.



The Danger of Late Repentance, 140. A Thought on Death.

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Since the Boggers Petition is included
Original Pieces it may be informed that this Collection
was compiled and Edited by the "Res. Thomas Mosa
Were this the proper version of Mosi poen
the above inference might be justified. Moss
named his poem "The Beggar
Beggar's petition, and there are other
variations in this version of which he
disapproved. See Shaw', Staffordative

and not the

vol. II. p. 238.



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