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of the king's and queen's majesties, ted by this act, and disquiet or their heirs and successors, for his disturb the same, or misuse any pr ducing the same ; and if be preacher or teacher, such person cannot give such security to com. or persons, upon proof thereof be. mit him to prison, there to remain fore any justice of the peace, by until he has produced such certi. two or more sufficient witnesses, ficate, or two witnesses as afore- shall find two sureties, to be said.

bound by recognizance in the XV. Provided always, and it is penal sum of fifty pounds, and in the true intent and meaning of this default of such sureries shall be act, that all the laws made and committed to prison, there to re. provided for the frequenting of main till the next general or quardivine service on the Lord's day, ter sessions, and upon conviction commonly called Sunday, shall be of the said offence ai the said gestill in furce, and executed against neral or quarter sessions, shall all persons that offend against the sutier the pain and penalty of said laws, except such persons twenty pounds, to the use of the come to some congregation, or as. king's and queen's majesties, their st mbiy of religious worship, al. heirs and successors. lowed or permitted by this act. XVIII. Provided always, that

XVI. Provided always, and be no congregation or assembly for it enacted by the authority afore, religious worship, shall be per. said, that neither this act, nor any mitted or allowed by this act, clause, article, or thing herein until the place of such meeting contained, shall extend, or be shall be certified to the bishop of construed to extend, to give any the diocese, or to the archdeacon ease, benefit or advantage to any of that archdeaconry, or to the papisi, p pisha recusant whatso- justices of the peace, ai the general ever, or any person that shall deny, or quarter sessions of the peace for in his preaching or writing, the the county, city or place in which docuine of ihe blessed Trinity, as such meeting shall be held, and it is declared in the aforesaid ar. registered in the said hishop's or ticles of religion.

, archdeacon's court respectively, XVII. Provided always, and be or recorded at the said general or it enacted by the authority afore. quarter sessions, the register or said, that if any person or persons, clerk of the peace whereof respec. al any time or times after the 10th tively, is hereby required to regisday of June, do and shall willing- ter the same, and to give certifily and of purpose, maliciously or cate thereof to such person as shall contemptuously, come into any demand ibe same, for which there cathedral or parish church, cha. shall be no greater fee or reward pel or other congregation permit. taken than the sum of sixpence,

POETRY

THE PHILOSOPHY OE EVIL.

(From Mr. G. Dyer's Poetics.)
It was when dark November frown'd;

Country and town alike were dreary;
Nothing was smiling all around,

Nought within cheary.
"Oh! for some pure ætherial sphere,

6 To which no dregs of matter cling,
56 Where flows serene th'all perfect year,

" From mind's pure spring."
It might not be-a form 1 view

Stern was his front, and fierce his eye ;
His robe mix'd of November's hue,

On crimson dye.
Clamour and Rage, and trembling Fear,

In griin wild state before him go ;
And in his hand he couch'd a spear,

As towards some foe.
“ Sing not to me,” he cried, “ of loves

"Sigh not to me in Pity's strains;
“ Nor think to lure me to the groves,

“ To pipe with swains.
6 Different my joys, -- I traverse earth,

“I range thro' air, I pierce the sea;
“ And every creature by its birth,

" Is bound to me.
" Each from me some strong instinct draws,

“Which towards its kin engenders strife;
“ Birds, fishes, yielding to my laws, , ,

“ Prey upon life:
" Have you not heard in distant wood,
, “How greedy beasts pursue their way; 1

“ By turns, each drinks some creature's blond, ..

: " By turns the prey.
.." Have you not mark'd the busy world,

“ Where reason forms its wisest plan?
" How man, by furious passions whirl'd,

" Preys upon man?
66 'Tis mine- I stir the active thought,

" I rouse the passions, urge the deed ;
" And there I feast, where thousands fought,

" And thousands bleed.

6. Midst storms and fires I sit and sing,

" Most pleas'd where least I see of form;
" I sail upon the whirlwind's wing,

“ And guide the storm.
66 When Ætna belches Ráme around,

“ I gaze and gaze with greedy eye,
" Where cites, late with plenty crown'd,

66 In ruins lie.
" Does ocean rave? I look and think

66 Unruffled on the sounding shore,
66 And rise with joy, as thousands sink,

To rise no more:
" Do earthquakes growl beneath the land ?

66 I wait expectant of ihe sight;
“ And grow, as earih's wide jaws expand,

66 Wild with delight.
“ Of life their babes when Hindoos spoil,

• The pious deed I loud proclaim,
“ And of their widows' funeral pile,

66 I light the flame.
" Tis mine-all mine- I boast the deeds

“And call myself the friend of man-
46 "Tis mine- and see! the work proceeds
---6 'Tis Nature's plan.
" On man, what crowding ills attend !

" See how creation pants for room !
Ah! wretch - haste, that wretch's friend,

66 To build his tomb.*

* The Persian Magi held two principles, one the author of good, the other of evil; the latter was called Arimanes. This personage is called in the Chaldaic oracles by different names, Hecate, fastyua max95 uans, Dæmon ; other barbarous names, as it is there espressed, are given it by God. The Indian mythology paints it under different forms, more particularly as Seeva. By the northern nations it was called Surtur, who is described in the Edda, as making war upor Odin. In the funeral song of Hacon, it appears as the wolf Fepris, chained now, but who will break loose hereafter, and destroy the world. In the Greek and Roman poets, particularly Ovid and Claudian, it is conspicuous in the Battle of the Giants against Jupiter, and has thence passed into the poetry of Milton. Pindar, after describing the confinement of these giants in Ætna, represents them as belching out streams of fire. (Pyth.) i. athaTa Tucos ayyotaTaTayar. Mars is made by Homer a fierce malicious being, destructive to men and delighting in blood, Apes, Apes, SpotO2067s, dialove,

Il. lib. r. In the sacred writings of the Jews, also, this principle appears, and is called Nakas, a serpent, (Gen iii. 1.) and on this, the Christian doctrine is founded. It seems to be, and thus it is explained by many critics, the principle of evil, as personified in the philosophy of the east, And it is remarkable, that in Persia, both

CONSOLATIONS OF UNIVERSAL RESTORATION.
Serene was the ev'ning, low murmur'd the breeze
That odorous swept through the beautiful sky,
And whispering soft mid' the shadowing trees,
It wafted affliction's disconsolate sigh.
'Twas a matron, that stretch'd 'neath a cypress's shade,
Gave vent to the moaninys of darksome despair,
The moon faintly beaming her figure display'd,
And tresses all white that hung car less in air.
The tear scarcely gleam'd on her surrow.worn cheek,
Nor eas'd the distress of a inother undone ;
With sighs of affection half-smother'd and weak,
She mourn'd o'er the grave of a profligate son.
Her age's last comfort, her soul's dearer part,
Once genius and virtue seem'd stamp'd on his form,
But the rose that had twin'd 'round her rapturous heart;
Was nipp'd by the tempest and crush'd by the storm.
Vice struck the fair blossoms that open'd to view,
And passion's rude blast snatch'd the fragrant perfume,
E’er penitent tears could bis bosorn bedew,
The heart just relenting was chill'd by the tomb.
The parent's weak heart.strings grew cold with despair,
She scarce rais'd her eyes to her father in heav'n,
But clos'd them too quickly--no comfort was there
No cherub appear'd who might whisper-"Forgiv'n!
And now on the moss of his evergreen bed,
She clasps the cold dust, still belov’d, in her arms,
Scarce dares she to raise her disconsolate head,
For mercy divine seems despoil'd of her charms.
And must he to vice be for ever a slave
Who lately with artless simplicity smild?
Will light never dawn on the desolate grave?
And is Heav'n's best image for ever defild?
No; beams of felicity burst thro' the gloom,
And fall on her feeble and tear-streaming eyes,
They gild with a rainbow of glory the tomb,
And point to the mansions of joy in the skies.
Smiles cover her face, and the low bending grove
Rejoices in gales of diviner perfume,
For Zephyr soft breathing of mercy and love,
Opes the roses that blow on the verge of the tomb.

the principles were personified under the symbol of two serpents contending for the MUNDANË EcG

In the above poem no allusion is made to the origin of evil, it only admits its existence, and accords with that philosophy, which supposes it a necessary part of the present system, and that partial evil may be universal good.

66 ) joy !” she exclaims, and her tear-streaming eyes
In rapturous transport exultingly roll,
“ Wbat visions of glory descend from the skies,
“ What hopes of futurity crowd on my soul!
“ My son ! I shall clasp thee again to my heart,
" And purified meet thee in regions above,
" When sorrow and sin sball for ever depart,
" And all be felicity, virtue and love!
“ Can the passions, the frailties, the vices of man
• Change him that spake planets and systems to day?
“ Sull bis arm shall perform its beneficent plan,
66 While mortals shall vanish and nature decay.
“ I see burst asunder the gates of the grave,
6 Hell bears, and his mandate submissive obey's ;
66 Thera banners of virtue eternal shall wave,
6 Whilst worlds stand enraptur'd in wonder and praise.
6. Then rise my fond heart, leave the dust of the sod,
" To ages of glory triumphantly soar,
66 When genius shall rise to its Father and God,

" And pure be rekindled to set never more." Reading,

T. N. T.

INTELLIGENCE.

Account of Mr. Lancaster's Re. and those of the public, by speedily in

ception in Scotland. troducing the system completely into [From the Glasgow Herald, April 20,

the schools here, and he pointed out 1812.)

, others, which, if properly executed, After five months travelling in Ire

would have the most beneficial effect, land, for the purpose of introducing his

in extending the economy and other syster into that country, Mr. Lancas

bencfits of the system into every place in ter quitted it on the first current, return.

o the west of Scotland, where it might be ing to London through Scotland, for

required. The importance and obvious the wake of vi-iting Glasgow and Edin

advantages of these propositions, inducburgh; tut, unwilling in lose a useful

i ed the Directors of the Institution, to hour, lec:ured at Avr on the ab and call a general meeting of the Society for

In the inteKilmarnock on the 5th. as both towns the consideration of them. being cordially welconied by the magis.

rim, Mr. Lancaster went to Paisley and trates and respectable bhabi ants. On

Greenock, where he was again welthe th, he visited the schools which comed, by the clergy, magistrates, and bear the name of Lancasterian in Glas. respectable persons in each town, with a gow, and reported their state in a gene

true and lively feeling for the progress ral mecting of the Directors of the In- of

of education, and for a friend of it. He stitutions here; who, highly to their te

returned to Glasgow, and one of the honour, were coni ened to meet with sch

with schools in this city having formerly been and shew every kind attention which far froin prosperous, the system not the fr ends of humanity and knowledge

der having been properly acted upon by the in this city could evince to a benevolent

teacher who had the charge of it, he

held a meeting of near a thousand perstranger. He recommended measures, calcu

sons, in the Cale-school room, and lated to gratify their warmest wishes,

delivered a lecture, calculated to give a

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