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Christian Messenger. In the number of this work for April, we find an answer to Hyram's reply published in our last, in which the Editor expresses an expectation that this answer as well as the one which occasioned this reply, will appear in this work. To these, we calculate to give place in our next.

Greek and English Testament. Br. Abner Kneeland of Philadelphia, is publishing a Greek and Eng: fish Testament, the conditions of which may be seen on the cover. We heartily wish him much success in this work, as we think it must be very useful to every biblical student; and specially to those who have but limited opportunities to study the Greek language.

Hyram on the rich man and Lazarus is received, and will be attended to.

OBITUARY. DIED—At Weston, of a consumption, Jan. 14, Mr. JEREMIAR BRIDGE, Jun. in the 25th year of his age. His sickness was long and distressing, which he endured with great patience, and, retaining his senses to the last, possessed a hope in the ex change for a better world.

At Gaines, N. Y. on the 2d of February last, Mrs. MARY PROCTOR, in the 32d year of her age.

Affliction presses on the wearied sense ;
Stern death, the social joys of life invades ;
Opes the dark tomb, shuts from all mortal ken
The solaces of life-worth, virtue, all !
He comes, like the Simoom, * and blasts our dearest joys ;
Or like the flock of summer flies,
And scathes our hearts !
But we will ne'er repine,
For death shall rend the veil
Which separates heaven from man.


* “The blast of the desert, fatal to every thing living, and often alluded to in eastern poetry."

At Whiting, Feb. 17, Mr. JESSE WALKER, aged 54.-He was, during his sickness, perfectly calm and serene in his mind. He conversed familiarly upon the subject of dissolution, and manifested a perfect resignation to the dispensations of Divine Providence. He was in the full exercise of that faith which is the substance of things hoped for, andthe evidence of things not seen,”-a firm believer in “that gospel which was preached before unto Abraham, saying, In thee and in thy seed shall att the families of the earth be blessed ;%' and which teaches "the Festitution of all things, as spoken by the mouth of all his holy, prophets since the world began.” He placed his confidence alone on the immutable Rock of ages, even Jesus, "who by the grace of God tasted death for every man ;" "at whose name every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that he .is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

At Westmoreland, N. H. Jan. 28, Widow MARY COBB, aged 70.-Jan. 9, an infant son of Mr. Lemuel Willis, aged 9 weeks.

At Whiting, Vt. of a consumption, Miss NANCY W. NEEDHAM, eldest daughter of Dea. Moulton Needham, aged 17. She endured ber sickness with much patience and christian fortitude, and departed apparently rejoicing in the Great Salvation.

At Reading, April 9, Widow ELIZABETH HULETT, relict of Mason Hulett, of Wallingford, aged 81.

Extract of a letter from Dr. Cyrus Carpenter, dated Whiting,

May 17, 1822. “Respected Sir-You are hereby solicited to publish in the next No. of the Christian Repository the following notices of the death of the Rev. Caleb Rich and his consort E. Rich, of Newhaven, Vt. He died on the 18th of October, 1821, aged 71. She died on the 1st of April, 1822, aged 61. He, during a long and painful illness, manifested a great degree of reconciliation, and died in the faith that he had for many years promulgated to the world of mankind, to wit, that every creature in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, would sing, Blessing, honor and power to him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever. She, after an illness of about two months, resigned her spirit into the arms of that Jesus, who has been declared to be the Savior of all

I was requested to write that he left three Sermons written in full, on interesting subjects; also, his life and religious experience, his trials and exercises of mind, which many of his friends desire may be published."




Ab, who has power to say,
To morrow's sun shall warmer glow,
And o'er this gloomy vale of woe,

Diffuse a brighter ray ?

Ah, who is ever sure, Tho all that can the soul delight This hour enchants the wond'ring sight,

These raptures shall endure?

Is there in life's dull toil
One certain moment of repose,
One ray to dissipate our woes,

And bid reflection smile ?

We seek hope's gentle aid,
We think the lovely phantom pours
Her balmy incense on those flowers

Wbich blossom but to fade!

We court love's thrilling dart ; And, when we think our joys supreme, We find its raptures but a dream

Its boon a wounded heart!

We pant for glitt'ring fame, And, when pale envy blots the page That might have charm'd a future age,

We find 'tis but a game!

We toil for paltry ore,
And when we gain the golden prize,
And death appears-with aching eyes

We view the useless store.
How frail is beauty's bloom !
The dimpled cheek, the sparkling eye,
Scarce seen before their wonders fly

To decorate a tomb!

Then since this fileeting breath
Is but the zephyr of a day,
Let conscience make each minute gay,

And brave the shafts of death!
And let the generous

With pity view the erring throngg

Applaud the right, forgive the wrong,
And feel for all mankind.

For who, álas! shall say,
-To-morrow's sun shall warmer glow,
And o'er this gloomy vale of woe

Diffuse a brighter ray ?”

THE HOLY CITY. [Our female correspondent will excuse the few alterations which

she may find in the following lines. They were made to improve the measure, without any alteration of the sense. The poetry, it seemed likewise, would be better understood as embracing two subjects than one ; for this reason it is divided into two parts,

The second will be published in a future
Our sins, O our Lord, wilt thou kindly forgive,

And teach as to walk in thy fear,
While going like pilgrims, like sojourners live ;

And in yon fair city appear.
The foundations are garnish'd with all precious stones,

Of every manner that's dear;
A Jasper, a Sapphire, a Chalcedony,

And fourthly, an Emerald clear.
A Sardonyx, Sardius, and Chrysolite next;

The Beryl, the eighth, has its place;
A Topaz, a Jacinth, Chrysoprasus then,

And the twelfth, an Amethyst pure.
To view those foundations must cause pure delight

And behold in her glory the Lamb ;
There plac'd, you may see the apostolic names,

The twelve whom our Savior had chose.
The pations of those that are saved shall walk

In the light of this city so fair ;
It needs not the sun, nor the light of the moon,

Nor a candle to shine on them there.
For the glory of God doth enlighten the same,

And the Lamb is the light of the place ;
His servants shall ve hii and see his face ere,
His name in their foreheads be plac'd.

R. P.

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No. 2.

AUGUST, 1822.

Vol. III.

From the Philadelphia Universalist Magazine. The following is the subject of Hyram's reply, found in the

Repository, Vol. II. page 141.] CHRISTIAN REPOSITORY, VOL. II. NO. 2. SEPTEMBER,

1821. In this number of the Christian Repository, (which we have just received, there are two letters addressed to the Editor of the Christian Messenger, signed “Hyram,” to which we are disposed to pay some attention. The first seems to be a matter of complaint, the nature of which will be perceived by the following remarks which we offer as a reply.

We have no disposition to prevent any one from enjoying his own opinion free and unmolested ; and if we should ever be disposed to call the consistency of that opinion in question (when it appears to us to be inconsistent) it would be doing exactly as we would wish to be done by: and if our sentiments have ever been introduced into the desks of our brethren "who entertain different opinions,” it is a circumstance that we never should complain of, should the same privilege be exercised by them ; but consider that they have an undoubted right so to do. And if our particular views have been preached, and urged with ardor (not to say "vehemence !") at the General Convention, have not others the same privilege ? Was ever a brother found fault with by our order, for preaching what he sincerely believes at the General Convention ? Certainly not. This so far as our knowledge extends, has ever been considered the uniform privilege of Universalists. The same will apply to writing, without

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