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The sun, the source of light and heat,
The moon and stars appear.
According to his plan,
Except the creature Man. -
But the design conceal'd.
On nature's spacious field.
What strange conjectures ran,
But none supposed for Man.
« Shall all the orbs of heaven;
- Be all to angels given?
But, lo! the THREE-IN-ONE
Was“ Come, let us make Man.
“ His heart shall bear our law;
« Of him shall stand in awe.”—
Thus crown'd the wondrous plan;
So God created Man.
In paradise he stood:
His inclinations good
His mis ry then began;
Against the sinner, Man!
| ET coward Guilt with pallid Fear,
That thunders thro''the sky.. Hi ..
Protected by that Hand, whose law
The threat ning storms obey,
As in the blaze of day. ' "
The lightnings lurid glare,
That breathes the vernal air
By different ways pursued,
Is universal good.
When framing ether glows,
Or blushes in the rose.
That yulgar minds molest;
My dear NARCISSA's rest..
Of Providence defend;
Their guardian wings extend.
The last dread thunders roll,
And shake the rising soul;
Of jarritig worlds survey,
THERE are pleasures the world cannot give,
And all they who in holiness live," ico. : 0 Those pleasures enjoy every day
These have more or less fallen to my share,
Altho' all unworthy I am, we do comes to comment in
Yet God still is pleased to spare 0 2 For the sake of the GloriFIED LAMB...
The Sage has most wisely express'd, in
That earth and its fashions are vain :
'Tis foolish I think to complain.
Heaven surely intended as 'miné : :
Since 'tis sinful to fret or repine,
Some seek the embattled shore : ,
A name which the Good may deplore.
A conscience that's tranquil and pure;
Save those wishes which Heaven secure.
I'm contented, tho? scanty my store;
Heaven sees that I do not need more.
For no accident, grievous or small,
NOTES TO CORRESPONDENTS. WE are much obliged to the Authoress of the System of Cottage Education for her very obliging favour, and are gratified to learn that the manner in which our little work is conducted, so fully meets with the approbation of one so capable of judging of a performance pf the kind.
If Th. N. R. will have the goodness to forward the remainder of her Treatise, we will be better able to judge how far the wbole will be suitable for insertion in The Cheap Magazine ; as, however well adapted, or excellently calculated, the matter may be for our pages, the length may possibly be objectionable ; but, in this case, may we r.ot select froni it such extracts as would likely be most · useful, or insert it in an abridged form ? At all events the MS. if not used, will be carefully preserved. e ": 13
D. G. too incorrect for insertion. The favours of A CHRISTIAN and C. M. are received, also," Letter to a Brother."
What has become of the Observant Pedestrian we hope we have not offended him by our hint to be a little more brief.
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Poor Man's Fireside Companion.
VIWAN HONEST MAN
TRUGGLING WITH, RISING SUPERIOR TO, AND OVER->
E COMING MISFORTUNE.
You are in the right, there is not a nobler man in the world. As to the common and straight forward duties of life, any one nay fulfil them; but to preserve this resolution and probity, while hanging over the precipices of misfortune and shame, without once lasing sight of them for a moment! this is rare indeed! this is what I call possessing a well-tempered mind"
well-tempered mind, rare indeed
N a journey to Holland, I was recommended to a rich
16 19. on herchant of the name of ODELMAN; a man as liberal in
his house, as he was avaricious in his commerce. In hi counting-house, and at his table, I found a young French man of a prepossessing appearance and uncommon modesty of deportment. He was known in Holland by no othe name than that of OLIVER.
In vain ODELMAN, who was a man of plain manners treated him like a friend and almost as an equal; the young man, with a certain respectful dignity, always kept at a proper distance: you would have said, as that of a son eve attentive to the will of his father, whom he was serving fa love.s
I endeavoured to learn what had induced him to live in Holland. He answered, “it was misfortune," and every thing that related to himself, I thonght, I perceived that he did not wish to come to an explanation.
In the mean time, we spent all the time he could spare together; and with a complaisance that my curiosity might sometimes fatigue, but never exhausted, he gave me infor mation relative to whatever was interesting in Holland.
You may be sure I began to conceive a particular affec tion for him. “This is an entertaining young man," said ! to ODELMAN, " and I have the greatest reason to speak in his favour. It was, doubtless, you that recommended him to shew me such attention.—“Not at all," answered he "but you are a Frenchman, and he idolizes his country I am very glad, however, to profit by its loss, for it has few more such to boast of. He is an assemblage of every estimable quality. Good sense, fidelity, indefatigable ap plication, expertness in business, an extreme quickness and nicety of perception ; a minuteness of method which nothing can escape ; and, above all, an economy-Ah! he is the man, indeed, that knows the value of money."
The last article of his eulogium was not to my taste and, in his excuse, I observed, that it was allowable in the