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tyre and ends of government , ami the beneficial effects of his noble and heroic actions will probably descend to the latest- generations , rendering his
name justly dear to the friends (* f civil and religious liberty , and his memory glorious and immortal I " To this just and elaborate delineation of the character of iVilliam , shall
be subjoiaed some elegiac stanzas by Dr . Isaac Watts , taken from his Lyric Poem * . The poet ' s family had suffered grievously from the tyranny of the Stuarts . His father , a layman of great worth and piety , lay incarcerated in the common gaol at Southampton for his Nonconformity .
His wife , with young- Isaac at her breast , had sat on a stone many a cold morning during- the wintry season close to the prison , awaiting * the opening of its doors to visit her husband shut up within the dreary walls 1 The poet was fifteen years of age at the Revolution . Visions of bliss must
have broken in upon his soul when he beheld his parents and suffering brethren brought forth into day-light and liberty 1 On the decease of the great Deliverer , the muse takes fire at his hallowed name , overwhelmed with admiration and gratitude .
Fair Liberty in sables drest , Write his lov'd name upon his ura «—William , the scourge of tyrants paat , And awe of princes yet unborn . Sweet Peace his sacred relics keep , With olives blooming round his head , And stretch her wings across the deep , To bless the nations with the shade .
Stand on the pile , immortal Fame * Broad stars adorn thy brightest robe , Thy thousand voices sound his name In silver accents round the globe . Flattery shall faint beneath the sound , While hoary Truth inspires the song ,
Envy grow pale and bite the ground , And Slander gnaw her forky tongue . Night and the Grave , remove your gloom , Darkness becomes the vulgar dead , But glory bids the royal tomb , Disdain the honours of a shade .
Glory with all her lamps shall burn , And watch the warrior ' s sleeping clay , Till the last trumpet rouse his urn , To aid the triumphs of the day ! William was born Nov . 4 , 1650 ,
married Nov . 4 , 1 677 * landed in England Nov . 4 , 1688 , died March 8 , 1702 , having reigned 13 years and 23 days . His chief residence in this country was Hampton Court , now a
deserted palace , the present fatoily having long ago exchanged it for Windsor Castle . I have lately visited it . Even to its present forlorn condition relics of greatness are attached * The ghost of royalty stalks throughout its domains . The continued presence of his Majesty George the
Fourth , resembling the touch of Ithuriel's spear , would consecrate afresh the architectural grandeur of thfe national edifice , rearing its magnificent front on the banks of the Thames * - * - Strong without rage , without o ' erflowiog , ~ full . r *
Thus the splendour of Hampton Court , ( the abode of the Belgic Hero , ) though enveloped in gloom and seeping to lie more heavily on its fpttn- ^ dations , would emerge with renovated lustre to set at a more distant period and with an accumulated glory . J . EVANS .
Letter from ihe Rev * W ± Adam e < f the Rev . James Ymtes . W
Birmingham , Str , Jan . 9 / 1826 . IN writing about a year ago to Mr . Adam , of Calcutta , I mentioned to him some of the reasons which I
thought rendered the Unitarians in this country tardy in furnishing the aid which he has looked for towards the support of his and their cause at Calcutta . I have recently received from him the inclosed letter , which contains his answers to my remarks , or rather what I believed were the
remarks of others . He also wishes me to make the contents of it known among my friends , which is sufficient to authorize me to publish it * I therefore submit it to you for insertion in the Repository , if you think that step advisable .
JAMES YATES . R&o . James Yates 9 Birmingham * Dear Sir , The arrival of the Bengal , put me in possession of your letter of the 8 th
of January , which was delivered to me by Mr . Bakewell Cumberland , and I only regret that you did not furnish ine with an earlier opportunity of offeriqg you an explanation of the estimated expense of our Chapel and the objects contemplated in its
erection . With regard to the expense of the Chapel , the only place where I have
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1826, page 29, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2544/page/29/