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easionea by the sudden fading of an aveuue of lime trees , ( behind the "author ' s residence , ) in the autumn of 1815 .
« Ye russet shades , which late were seen Array'd in summer ' s cheerful green , Alas , how chang'd your hue ! Your verdant vesture now no more Can charm the solitary hour , So brown and cheerless you 1
And yet methinks your ey ' ry tree Stands emblematical of me , Fast with ' ring to decay ; This awful difference still appears You'll renovate in future year * , Soon comes my latest day 1
Such is the lot of feeble man , Of time , prescribed a little span More wise and good to grow , But to direct his course aright , His Maker gives of gracious light , An intellectual flow \
And , lo ! th * unheeded sacred page Proclaims aloud , from age to age , A great and glorious theme ; Good men , with new celestial breath , ShaU triumph o ' er the bed of death , . And rise to bliss supreme !
Then let me n £ > r at death repine , But , bless'd with pow ' r and grace divine , ( As fleeting hours decrease ) Improve each solemn day and night * In humble hope of vision bright , And pure eternal peace !
Peace underiv'd from , works of time , Or mental means , howe ' er sublime , Unsanctified by heav ' Tbe boon is mercy most entire , Xo crown our deep devout desire , In heav ' nly goodness giv ' n . !
Let then , glad hosts ofiuenand angels bring Their hallow'd incense , sweet , and Hallelujah sing . " T . F .
Letter from Dr . Watson , the late Bishop of Llandqff , to the Secretary of the wttety for Erecting a Hfconurnent hi St . Paul ' s , to the Memory of Mr . Lockz . Calgarth Park , Kendal , J > > June 8 , 1800 .
MR . LOCKE has by his works . erected to himself a monu-2 J-M , which-will remain whilst aiid 2 r ^ " * ^ 8 ha 11 remain a venerata ! jXT * " ^ religion or an at-Jgtoe Dt to the * ivil liberty of man-
Notwithstanding this , cere peren ^ aius monumentum , I will- contribute ^ my mite towards the erecting one of more perishable materials ; because it wiU convey an intimation to some amongst ourselves , and afford a proof to
surrounding states , , that amid all their corruptions , true patriotism and rational religion are still held in the highest estimation by the liberal and enlightened inhabitants of Great Britain . I am , Sir , Your faithful Servaji t ^ To Mr . Mortimer . LLANDAFJ ?*
Letter , ® c . on the Doctrine of Jesus , ly an Eminent American Statesman * QvVe hav ® received a packet of valuable communications from a venerable Correspondent in America , of which the following is a part . No . I * is an introductory Letter by our Correspondent , who adopts the signature which he affixed to Letters on the Life
of Servetus , in our Fifth Volume-Nos . II . and III . are a Letter and Syllabus , by an eminent American Statesman , whose name we are not at liberty to mention , but who will probably be recognized by such of on * readers as are acquainted with the characters of the leading men in the American revolution . Other
communications from our valuable Transatlantic Correspondent will follow . Ed . ] No . I . Oldefiharneveld , $ . of New York ,.
Sir , July 1 , 181 & PLEASED with , the liberal plan -which you have adopted in your Repository , I deem it a duty to contribute to its success , as far as my retirement will permit . The only thing I : regret , is , that I find , it not more generally encouraged . Every lover of truth is interested irv its sux >
cess ; and a fair defence of any reprobated opinion ought to meet an equally ready admittance , as an unadorned exposition of what is reputed a revelation from heaven . The truth
of the , gosftel doctrine is built on a rock , aim-cannot want the feeble or crafty ~ support of frail men ; and infidelity will blush ,- wheity struck by its native purity and } ustr . e , it discover * that its darta were aimed , at bujpnati inventions only . Perhaps- you will not disagree witJi : rne * X ^ af infidel 9 , mo 4 ferttR ^ W 4 B ; ll as ancie ^ v ^ Sv hav ^ ia their « ki&st virulent and irtful Attacks
Letter from the late Bishop ofLlandajf . 573
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1816, page 573, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2457/page/9/