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And then I'll prove they've smuggled every word, ..
And in like manner, they've condemned their God,
As they condemn'd thy simple Father there,
And full as wrong, I'll make them all appear;
For when the truth, they all do come to see.
They'll find my every word, as true to be
As e'er thy Father's it did then appcar ;
And perfect so, thy innocence I'll clear,
And prove to all, the information's wrong,
To say the Smuggling doth in thee become;
That thou my Bible now art smuggling up, .
They'll find the trutl in every word to drop,
As from thy Father's lips did then appear;
They'll find the living truth in all is here,
That must burst out, if men will come and see,
And jump for joy, that I am come to free
A world of ruin now from misery.
And from thy Father's words I'll further go,
Nothing but devils can condemn thee so;
Though oft his fury he doth work in man;
But like thy Father, let them now condemn
Themselves in passions, how they so did burst,
Ang from thy Father I have told thee first
That with the nation I should him compare,
And with the nation I do answer here
That every Father that is in your land,
A Son of mine, will like thy Father stand;
Themselves of passions, they will surely blame,
And say, the Devil did their hearts inflame:
For none but devils, now they plain do see,
Could e'er condemn the innocence of thee;
For so the Fathers now I know they'll break,
And blame themselves, they did so harshly speak,
Provok'd by passions, by the Devil here,
For in their words thy Father did appear,
And said, the Devil surely was in he,
Or he should never grieve the heart of thee;
It was the Devil did him then provoke,
And on himself he felt the greatest stroke
When thou in tender love did sooth him there.
Thy Father's history does not half appear,
The tender love that thou didst shew to he,
The flaming passions 'thou didst often see ;
Because thy Father's passions they were strong
And his own way he wish'd all to be done;
But his own way, by prudence thou didst see,
If he did get it would his ruin be.
Therefore together jangling you went on,
Till on his death-bed--then, behold the man:
“ If thou art present Christ is surely here!".
And let his dying words to all appear
And then the dying Fathers all will see,
When dead to sin, they all will speak like he :
"If thou art present, Christ is surely here."
Now peu his words, and let them to appear.

When my Father lay on his death-bed, the pere sons that attended him told me, they heard my Father talking to the Devil, who said he was come for him ; my Father answered, he would not have him; for how could he think to have him, when he knew he had an interest in Christ? he had always been praying to him, and seeking after hiin, and relied on his tender mercies and goodness, and how could the Devil think to have him? But they knew, by my Father's answers, that he terrified him, that he would have him; and it threw him into strong convulsion fits. But when I came, he was almost insensible to the knowledge of any one; and when I held him by the hand, calling him liather, he said, “ Father! be you my Father?” I said, 'no; my dear Father, you are my Father. He said, 6 Who are you then?” I said, Joanna ; he clasped me by the hand and said, “my dear child, if thou art come, then Christ is Come." This was the night that he died, while I was holding his dying hands. My Sister Carter said at his burial, as soon as his corpse was taken from his chamber, she heard the most beautiful heavenly music, singing round the house the Corinthian Anthem: She asked of the woman of the house, “ If the singers were coming." She said, "No." My Sister finding she did not hear the singing, took no more notice to her, but waited with impatience, hoping she should see me, as I appointed to go, but I was ill with my journey, and ordered not to go: " Let the dead bury the dead," were the words said to me; so my Sister went to the funeral with the woman she disliked, because she thought she had not taken care of my Father; but, as she was going along, she heard the same heavenly music in the air; and it seemed to ascend higher and bigher, till it had ascended out of her hearing; but when she came to the grave, slic thought she should have fainted away, to hear him put into the grave and the water flounced almost

( 25 ) over the coffin, which they told her could not be avoided, as the church yard laid so damp, and were astonished to see her in such agonies, at the burial of so helpless an old man; but she said, ishe reflected in her mind, that she had not taken him to her own house, fearing proper care had not been taken of him, and she was angry with me, when they told her, that I said I praised the Lord when he had taken him out of a miserable world. I asked her, how she could wish to see him live in such misery, when he had told her he was perfectly miserable with the people he was with. Then how could I wish to see hini live in that misery? My Sister said, she would have altered that misery, if she had known his end was so near; and now her conscience did reproach her, I told her, I had nothing to reproach my conscience with; for I had done for my Father to the utınost, and supported him to the last penny.

« Now these shadows thou hast mention'd,

"Tis the substance must appear,
So let all men drop contention,

Like you two, 'twill soon appear.
Repentance strong in some will come,

And like thy sister say,
“If we had known the day at hand;

“ We'd done a different way."
Repentance late will be the fate

Of thousands in your land;
I tell you plain, ye sons of men,

Like these two all do stand:
The one appear" my conscience clear,

“ I'm glad to see the hour
“ The heavenly music for to hear,

“ And see my Saviour's power."
While others say another way-

“No here my heart doth burn;-
“ My conscience I can never clear,

“ He did intreat to come
« And dwell with me, I plain do see,

“ But him I did refuse."
And now I tell thee, in the end,

This must come to the Jews;
Because that there, they'll see it clear,

The watery graves must comes
The resurrection to appear,

When I arose again:

The one lament, without content,

And did my sufferings see;
The others say another way,

No grief for him can be.
Then thou say here do I appear

The sister not to mourn;
No, no; to thee can never be,

Thou art not the sister there:
Because in all, I now will call,

And prove thy conscience clear,
Then sure the two bring to your view,

The Gentiles must be comc,
And clear their conscience they will prove,

I tell thee now in one:
When thou art gone, and I am come,

The substance all will see-
“Our conscience clear doth now appear,

“ There is no grief in we:
« For she is free from misery,

“ Deliver'd from her foe,"
Whilst soine will say, in that great day,

« Had I believ'd it so,
“ That she was near, her death appear,

« And did us so invite,
" That from her foe we'd take her here

“ And bring the truth to light;
“ But we refus'd, and like the Jews,

* In cruelty did stand,
" And every way she begg'd of we

« To free her heart and hand;
« But we would not until the stroke

Of death to her was near.' June the 20th, 1804.

THE PARABLE OF THE HERMIT. ,

The HERMIT was called OSMYN.
ORLANDO, the revengeful Rival of Osmyn.
BELINDA, the Fair.

OSMYN, an officer in the Navy, was gone to sea and left Belinda, whose affections he had gained, and she was deeply in love with him.

Orlando was a Rival to Osmyn, and used his ut. most endeavours to gain Belinda.

· Ile practifed all his wary schemes,

To gain the Fair One's heart;
But she despis'd his every love

Apd shund his powerful arts.

( 27 ) When he found all his attempts vain and fruitless to gain the fair one, he thought if he could gain one to aid his scheme, in gaining the ring from Belinda, which Osmyn had given her, that then he should be successful in his projects to procure himself admittance to her by the ring, for he had agreed with villains to kill Osmyn as soon as he returned from sea—Thus when he had made known his deep-laid scheme

A Hermit did appear
And promis'd for to lend his aid

To gain the Fair One there.
He offer'd gold and great rewards

To gain the Fair One's Ring-
Because his Rival he'd destroy

When he did complete the thing-
The Hermit promis'd then his aid,

And to the fair one goes:
Complain'd of poverty and woe,

Her goodness soon he proves,
As Heaven had taught her to be good

To charity inclin'd!
She gave him gold, she gave him food,

And promis d he should find
A friend in her, if he appeard

Assistance more to crave-
The Old Man bless'd her generous heart

And did this warning give,
“ Beware, beware, he said, of One,

“ Beware thou generous good:
“ May Heaven protect thy generous heart,

“ In virtue thou hast stood."
He press d her hand, and eager gaz'd,

And blessings calld from Heaven,
As she such favours had bestow'd,

Such bounties to him given-
He heav'd a sigh and went away,

And hasted o'er the plain :
Belinda look'd to see his way

And saw Orlando come
The Hermit stopp'd with him to speak

The Lady then complain'd,
“ Shall he another's favours seek

“ When I so offerd mine?"
She lift'd her hand and miss d her Ring

“Oh Heavens! be just," she cried,
" Was it for this the Old Man press'd
lo “ To gain the paltry thing -
Then as she spoke, Orlando burst

So hasty o'er the plain.--

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