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That truth be with the heart believed , Of all who seek this sacred place ; "With power proclaimed , in peace received j Our spirits' light , thy Spirit's grace . Direct and guard the youthful strength Devoted to thy Son this day ; And give thy word full course at length O ' er man ' s defects and time ' s decay .
Send down its angel to our side ; —^ Send 4 n-its-ca ^ m-upon-the-breast- ;____ . For we would know no other guide , And we can need no other rest . We cannot speak particularly of the various performances . As a whole , they were of a high order , and were listened to with great apparent interest by a large audience of the first respectability .
Had the public performances of the day been confined to the usual exercises of the School on these occasions , no one we think could have gone away without feeling that His morning had been profitably spent . To these exercises were added on this occasion , in the afternoon , several interesting and highly eloquent addresses before th « l Philanthropic Society of the Divinity School /
- The exercises before this Society commenced at four o'clock . The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev . Dr . Ware , after which Professor H . Ware , jun ., at the request of the Society , explained to the audience the origin and purposes of the Society , and briefly addressed the assembly on its importance , and the advantages that might be expected to arise from it to the members of
the School , and through them to the community . We were informed that the great purpose of the Society was an inquiry respecting the moral and religious wants of the community , and particularly of those portions of it , whose situation calls for the sympathy and aid of their more favoured brethren .
It appears that the young gentlemen of the Divinity School have interested themselves in the condition of the prisoners in the State Prison in Charlestowi ) , and the County Jail
in Cambridge , and have regularly visited them on Sunday , for the pur * pose of imparting rejigioua . instruction . This attention to the prisons excited an interest in the condition and wants of other classes of the community , and resulted in the formation of the Philanthropic Society .
—Professor-Ware—having ^ eoncluded his remarks , he was followed by Rev . Mr . Fox , of Newburyport , and Mr . Barnard , of this city , both recently members of the School , and Society . The assembly was also successively addressed by Dr . Follen ,
of Cambridge , Rev . Mr . Gannett * and Dr . Tuckerman of Boston * and Rev . Messrs . Farley , of Providence , Whitman , of Waltham , Parkman , and Taylor , of Boston , and Mr , Wood , of . the Divinity School . The addresses were all of them well-timed
and appropriate ; breathing the true spirit of C hristian philanth ropy . None , we think , who listened to what was uttered there , could have gone away without a deeper interest in the moral condition and wants of
the poor * the friendless , and the oppressed , and , in a word , of all his fellow-beings , a more solemn sense of duty in regard to them , and a more resolute purpose of active usefulness .
These were the first public exercises before the Philanthropic Society i They were to us , and we feel confident they were to all present , in the higbesit d ^ gvee pleasant and attractive ;
If they should continue on future occasions to form a part of the public exercises of the day ,, we doubt not they will aid much in awakening a greater interest in the Annual Visitation .
20 UNITARIAN CHRONICLE .
A new and much needed publication is about to be commenced by Messra . Brown , Shattuck , and Co ., of Cambridge . It will be called * The Sunday Library for Young "
The Sunday Library.
THE SUNDAY LIBRARY .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 1, 1833, page 20, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2605/page/20/