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acceptable to him; and, encouraged by such a view, let us offer them up, not only with humility, but with cheerful confidence, though we are conscious of their great unworthiness. Revelations.

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Interpret for him, me his advocate,

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he is the propitiation for our sins; and also for the sins of the whole world. John, ii. 1, 2.

where with me
All my redeem'd may dwell in joy and bliss,
Made with me, as I with thee am one.

That they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us ; that the world may believe thou hast sent me.

And the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them ; that they may be one, even as we


are one:


I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me. John, xvii. 21, 22, 23.

he blew
His trumpet, heard in Oreb since perhaps

Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb; when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together; and I will make them hear my words; that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live

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upon the earth, and that they may teach their

children. 78

Th' angelic blast
Filld all the regions:

The voice of the trumpet sounded long, and

wax'd louder and louder. Exodus, xix. 19 84 Oh sons, like one of us, man is become

To know both good and evil,

And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil.

Gen. iii. 22. 93 :

Lest therefore his now bolder hand
Reach also of the tree of life, and eat

And now lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and live for ever; therefore the Lord God hath sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Gen. iii. 23, 24. 108

Yet lest they faint
At the sad sentence rigorously urg'd,

For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth; for the spirit should fail before me,

and the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth and smote bim: I hid me and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to

his mourners. Isaiah, lvii. 16, 17, 18. 129

four faces each Had, like a double Janus,

Janus, said to be an ancient king of Italy, the son of Apollo. During his reign, Saturn was driven from heaven by his son Jupiter, and came to Italy; where he was received by Janus with much hospitality, and made his colleague on the throne. Janus is represented with two faces, because he was acquainted with the past and future: some statues represent him with four faces. After death Janus was ranked among the gods, for his popularity, and the civilization which he had introduced among the wild inhabitants of

Italy. 130 Spangled with eyes, more numerous than those

Of Argus,

A king of Argos, represented as having an hundred eyes: Juno sent him to guard Io: Mercury, by order of Jupiter, lulled all his eyes asleep, by the sound of his lyre, and slew him. Juno placed

the eyes of Argus into the tail of the peacock. 133

the pastral reed Of Hermes, or his opiate rod.

A title of Mercury, who was the god of eloquence and merchandise; the messenger of the gods, and the inventor of weights and measures ; he is represented with winged shoes and hat; and holding a winged rod bound with two serpents. His rod was called a Caduceus: it was the attribute of Mercury; and had been given him by Apollo, in return for his lyre. Prudence is supposed to be

represented by the two serpents, and the wings are the symbol of diligence; both necessary in the pursuit of business and commerce, which Mercury patronized.


135 Leucothea wak'd, and with fresh dews imbalm'd

The earth

Leucothea was admired by Apollo: as he could not save her from death, he sprinkled nectar and ambrosia on her tomb; from whence grew that

beautiful tree which bears frankincense. 138 Strength added from above, new hope to spring

Out of despair,

I will worship towards thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving kindness, and for thy truth; for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

In the day when I cried, thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Psalms, cxxxviii. 2, 3. 158

Whence hail to thee
Eve rightly calld mother of all mankind,

And Adam called his wife's name, Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Gen.

iii. 20. 185 The bird of Jove stoop'd from his airy tour,

An eagle, in heraldry, is the synabol of royalty, as being the king of birds; and, for that reason, was dedicated by the ancients to Jupiter.

In heathen story, the eagle is placed in a preeminent rank. Among the many fabulous and wildly imagined circumstances that are related of Jupiter, one is, that he was, in his infancy, fed by an eagle with nectar; and that, in gratitude for such service, he elected this bird to be his attendant, to bear his lightning, and to serve him occasionally as a messenger.

213 When the angels met Jacob in Mahanaim,

Jacob called the place Mahanaim, where he saw armies of holy angels, protecting him from the anger of Esau: and Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him; and when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place, Mahanaim. Gen. xxxii. 1, 2. A city was built there, in memory of this glorious vision, in the tribe of Gad, in the land of Gilead, beyond Jordan, for the priests near Ramath: David fled to it, as a sacred place of refuge, in his exile under Abraham's usurpation : it is forty-one miles east of Jeru

salem. 216 Nor that which on the flaming mount appear'd

In Dothan cover'd with a camp of fire,

Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying ; In such and such a place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying; Beware that thou pass not such a place; for hither the Syrians are come down. Therefore, the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel ?

And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bed-chamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and-fetch him. And it was told him, saying ; Behold he is

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