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1 $ not important to someone ? On the late news Edinburgh was illuminated ., but not eatirely— -one street refused its lustre j in this lived the widowed wife of the gallant Captain Duff . It was a striking exception . Darkness best suited an anguished mind , whose hope was fled . But social attachments and usefulness do not depend upon rank and office . How many a poor widow in Spain , in France , in England *
whose name will never be announced in th ^ public papers , is now weeping over a husband she will see no wore ? How many a child is at this hour crying * my father , my father ? 3 . " It is remarkable that the snip in which Nelson fell w # s named the Victory > and thus the words we nave chosen were circumstantially accomplished . The Victory was turned that day turned into mourning ! the cabin-boy aad the Captain wept * 4 . €€ Nelson farewell ! thou bast more than repaid the confidence
thy JUng # nd thy country reposed ip . thy patriotism and tfry talents : thy warfare is accotnplisned , but long shall thy faine live—long shaill thy example stimulate ; thy memory shall be embalmed in our grateful affections , and history shall record that a whole nation , sensible of their obligations to thee , by tfa ^ ir presence or their sympathy attended thy funeral , and followed thy awful remains to their august and fin ^ l abode . "
A Sermon preached at Salter n s Hall , by Hugh Worthing ton . Johnson and Conder , We were prepared to read this discourse with candour ^ by the adverttsenieBt , which informs us that Mr , WorthiRgton has beeia . in pastoral conjaexiou with the congregation assembling at Salter n s Hall thirty-two years , and that the Sermon js
published at fthsir request , 3 $ a testimony on his part 9 $ esteecn and gratitude , An union of so . tender a nature , gpptinu ^ d so long , and attended , as Mr . W' declares , with great mutuajhappiness , lead $ us xiaturally to think highly of the virtues of both the preacher and his people . 1 . Samuel , l-@ . ' -24 , " Only fear the Lord , and serve him in
truth , with aH your heart ; for consider bow great things he hath donq for you . ^ The attention of his hearers might have been ' * requested / ' Mr . W , remarks , to various passragss of Scripture less familiar thao this text , and for that reason preferable in Fancy ' s ear ; but where , he asks , could they fio 4 sentiments more strictly suitable , or more practically instruct ! ve
than the words of Samuel V' Before he u enters however on the discussion and improvement of those words / ' he lays clowf ) * ' four preliminary c $ utions - He warns his congregation that " amidst all their rejoicings on that great , cveiit which
had called them together , there must be no pride or . self-conceit ; no malignity against enemies ; no inhuman delight in war ; and no phesumptuous confidence in fiiturity ^ ' TjUese precautions are excellent ; they shew that Mr . W . ; in jbis ^ xultar . tion as a Briton ^ has not forgotten that he is a Christian ,
Thanksgiving Seimions . 43
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1806, page 43, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1720/page/43/