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other, then the fupreme and living God.
To determine, is the face of all the above mentioaed (criptures, and the many more that speak to be fame purpose, that Jesus Chrift is no dete than a mere creature, without fire Mewing clearly,that we wifonderttand chole scriptures; or that they ate set to be received according to their molt obvious import, can hardly be deemet modeft enough for a New. TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN.
Heavens are the work of thy hands. He who made, or built all ihings, is God.. buc creation is ascribed to Christ; is, he got therefore God?... 1 John i, 3. All things were made by ham, &c.
20. To be without beginniog, can be laid of none of her, thail the true God. Pfal. XC, 2. Belore the moun. tains were brougbt fosth, or ever thod hadi formed the dirth, or the world, even from everlan.og, to everlaftiog, tbou art God.. Piov. viii, 23 I was set up from everlasting. -M.c. v. 2. His goings forsh, have been of old, from eyeriafting.- Rev. i, 8. I am Alpha, ang Omegh, rhe beginning, and the ending ; which was, and is, and is to come, the Almighty. There are the words of Corist. But can they be Suitable to any other than the only Living God
3. Isioinutability a prerogative of the only true, and living God; This is ascribed to Christ. Heb. xii, 8. le Ius Chrift, the same yenerday, lo day and forever... Psal. cii, 25, 27. They Dal perith, but thou Malt enduie; yea, all of them fhall wax oid like a gar niept, 28 a vesture Malt thou change them ; but thou art the same, acdiny years will have ao end. Can any words de: :ribe the eternal imsnutability of God, if there do lot? And yet these words are applied ip Jesus Chrill.. hcb. 198, 11,12. To the foo he faith, they thall penith, but thou recaines, they will wax old like a garnesi, and as a ver que hal: inou fold them up, and they makt he be changed ; but thow art the same, and thy years fail for Do there fyriptures lay anything lesy inan, that jerus Caribis (be only true and unchangeabic God?
Ath. Omniciency belongs to God aniy. Bui Chrik lahe of humlell, I am be, who searcheint the hearts, and toe reins, Rey, ii, 23. Jobo ji, 24, 25. Jefu knew all mcn, and weeded not Chat any should testiny of man; for lige knew what was in die But is is le. Hovåh, thar searcherh the neart, and triech toe reins. J C. XVI, .
There are bui a lew of the many texts, that affert the two low Aaluie of Jesus Christ ; and in alcube co bim ruch proroganaves such works and per!: Pions, áu can belong to noge
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the human mind is capable si enjoying, there is none more exqualize ly pleasing, than chat which arises from a review of a life (pent in continual alls of benevolence and vitae. The contemplation of fo tran(porting, The contempiation of so tras so reviving a scene, expands the fou with unboundod joy and gratitude to heaven; adds aew lustre to our stieg fun, and banishes from our view the horrors of our lad, long and solitary number--and on the cootrary, ü ** have years of folly, vice, aod incoat ency tore Hedt on in the evening of life; il a conciousness of having ex pended our precious time in the pues nle excentricities of fool thaels ant inadvertency, if we are lo u happy to be then compelled to recollen tot we have never bera iolruinental in promoting virtue and goodreis among mankind; that we have be. Elected to cultivate benevolence and philanthropy in the world : and have been affiduous in increafing elke siet of a thort and miferable bite by out owo bad examples and propenities: we fall surely be afft ded with the molt pungent grief and forrow, and our minds be ovelhadowed wish so necessary gloom ; it would seen bat this is riffiçient to stimolare us to the love and practice of virtue ; but more powerful perfuafive, prefert them Selves to our view. The happiness of our future exiftence depends upon the reditude or obliquity of our conded in this world..
Among the many present fashiona. but by beftowing praises upon alious ble vices, Adulation claims the pre- which deserve the severelt censure, emigence. Though this defire of plea orensibly inclines bis victime to deem kog by filthood and artful diffimulati. them the embellishments of life, and on may appear frivolous, and pro- by degrees decrease their attention to du&tive of no pernicious consequences their own condutt, till cullom has to those who make fattery the crite. carried them too far to be recovered rion by which they judge of conver- by their utmost vigilance and caution. sation, yet experience will evince its The alluring charms of the fair fatality, and shew how mistaken in have excited many hyperboles of their opinions those are, who hopefattery ; and with truth and regre: to gain esteem and love by ruch in fi. it may be afferred, obrat the reception duous elocution-- It is a vice, though it finds, and the eary paftage it pro. so much countenanced and encourag. cures to a female heart, Irave power. ed by the present practitioners of po. fully stimulated our lex to suppose it Ireness, which reason and common in no degree disgusting, and cukom sense can never allow ; and those has rendered adulation ro universal, whore morals are so much corrupted as that, to gain a smile of condescending to be pleased with its larcination, should approbation from the cheek of love be reprimanded withi as touch folem lineis and beauty, is at present connity, as they will repent of it with ridered as a sufficient ranétion for the contrition and remorse.
prostitution of sincerity..... Did* we Sincerity Mould be written in cha. consult our own emolument and eare, racters of the purest gold, and our lives we should certainly avoid such a and conversation be governed and re. course, in the attainment of the love gulated by its facred precepis - we are and regard orihe other rex, as sagacigenerally more attached to the prac. ty and discernment evince, to be errice of those rollies and vices from roneous liive wifi to gain a partner which we imagine roine advantage for life, one on whom we may rely may be derived, and such, it is true, with the fincereft affe&ion, one who appear less criminal, which promiso will delight to atiend us in the hours us a temporary benefit, though this of mirth and gaiety, and one who prerent acquisition can by no means will rooth our forrows with the balm excuse us while perfifting in such a of peace ; where Mall we find the wocourse... The desigo of the flatrerer is man, who, if the is an admirer of the to gaio efleem anú love, from thore fulsom fawning, the absurd compliwhom he is continually praifing...if ments, and angelic appellations, ro it is for virtqes which truly merit ap much in the modern Nile, has a heart plaure, yet his eulogiums are always exempt from uncommon weakness, exaggerated; if for these foibles, which or susceptible of the rost impressions is frequently the care, and even for of love and friendship, which are the the errors and deficiencies of others, foundations on which the whole suThis gives a secret satisfaction to them, perstructure of matrimonial felicity to think there are others who applaud is built, of one calculated to feel the them for their actions, which they never refined emotions of virtuous tenderconsidered as lo meritorious...-Thus ness and fenfibility, which are so reThey are gradually led aftray by hav. quifte to fweeren the palling hours, ing a false mirror presented to their and smooth our passage thoughi a life View, for it is natural to the human replete with vicisitudes of variegated mind to feel fome emotions of ten. affli&tion. It is surprising to see how derness for those who are, or really persons are deluded with the charms appear to be, promoters of our peace of this defiru&tive fyren.. it is sirange anst felicity, and our guardians and that we can suppose that elaborate conductors through the mazes of liie. laihood, couched in a thousand vari. The adulator, by his treacherous arts, our forms of diffimulating fondae not only is inuring himself to devia and admiration, can ever fail of beios lions from the paths of truth, which disgufting and offensive to the ear of experience will finally discover to delicacy..yet it is Aranger that those terminate in a wilderness of sorrow, who appear to be delicacy in the (t:
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perlative degree, Mould liften, withia Imile, to the deceitful allurement. But we do not confine it to the far... and we may conclude they would have it heftewed upon them in no greater degree than on thale of our own sex, did not they pofisis luperior beauties to call it forin ; and as na. ture has thus adorned them, by being themselves inured to it, they begiu 'To receive it as a tribute from oth-rs-
The truth is, both sexes are culpable; ours for laying aside the nile of since. rity,and the other for fuffering them. selves to be captivated by tne charms
of its onnolite,when with forrow they
SOLUTIONS of Mathematical Quefiions in September Number,
To Question II.
Proof. 8 at 1f. 6d. = 12€.
d. 28 at 21. 60.=31. rof. 30 r~-30y + 18 y=*=696 (9)
12. M=301-48 y 48 y = 301-1
What he rec'd, 21. 186 )= 30$-m
d. = 8 days idle.
To Question III.
beer in her husband's absence ; Then 8%
-- = 20 = the time it would supply him in her absence.
rupanely lopine whoje. The difference of their losses are, A. !wo thosrand more on Pi and nive thousand more than C. The icoare of the eldett sinter's loss is equal to nie squares of the other two. Required the loss of each.
Poetical Essays, for November, 1784..
Por the BOSTON MAGAZINE. For the Boston MAGAZINE, To a young Lady who appeared To Cloe, against Marriage.
in a plain Dress at a Ball. D EAR Cloe, you was in the THO' you, with native beauty,
Damons addresses, for to fight, sweetly shine,
And Thun the bands of love; Nur yield to any thing that's not di.
For fore I think, 'tis greater bliss, vine,
All men's addresses to dismiss, Tho' each bright charm, tho'ev'ry
And gayly, freely love, lovely grace,
II. Breath in your air, and kindle in It's far much happier not to wed, your face,
For when you do, al plealure's fed Yet, there neglected, you with nobler
And sorrow foon o'ertakes you ; . aim,
Your husband, he will scold and fret, Pursue the path of rense and solid
Which makes you always in a pet, fame.
When ev'ry good forlakes you.
Clue's Answer. ress; Whole ftones like diamonds sparkle T CAR Jenny, tell me if you can, round the neck,
Why thus you vent your Or bleeding rubies the fair bosom
(pleen at man, deck,
In so revere a ftrain ? You (mile superior in vnborrow'd I join with you, 'tis very right, pride,
Coxcombs addresses for io flight, Nor with false charms your native Aud treat them with disdain. beauties hide.
II. There meaner arts by you are jully But can I think it greater bliss, scoro'd,
All men's addresles to dismiss, Conscious you please the more, the And live a dull old maid, less you are adorn'd.
Slow crumbling thro' life's dreary Virtue and innocence, with wisdom
Oppress'd with cares, a heavy load, Shine in your face, and brighten in Go lonesome to the dead? your mind.
III. Fair truth and piety their beams dir. And after death, as fables tell, play,
Old maids molt all lead apes in hell, And all around diffure the genial ray; A dismal story this ; · Meekness and modelty in triumph
Can you advise me then to flay,
And walle my youthful hours away And fwret compassion Enishes the In volubftantial blirs? train.
IV. Those are the charms, this the fair Shall I with your advice comply, faint I love,
And let my gayest minutes Ay, Poffels'd of ber, no other suit I'd Uomindful of a mate, move,
While nymphs and (wains around me But what relates to heav'n and joys join, aboe.
And Hymen does each band en: wine, To soothe tbe horrors of an empty To bless the married fate?
The grave . poffeffors of the criti While blooming youth and vigour
Give me in truth, a pretty treat--Andere my brightest days are past, Olfattery, mind me, not of meat ; May I commence a bride;
For they, poor souls, like ms, ar Posleri'd of all my heart can crave,
skin and bone. A (wain that's gen'rous, just and brave,
No, no! with all my lyric pow'rs What can I ask beside ?
l'ai oot like Mrs. Cosway's thote . VI.
Red as cock.turkies, plump 33 When I thall wear this Giken chain,
harn door chicken ; Ond may be be some geo:le wain, Merit and I are miserably oft -- * Who ihail my partner te;
We both have got a mot canius? Pleasant at kind and ever gay,
tive cough ; Whilft the soft hours glide smooth Hunger bath long our harmleis a way,
bones been picking. From all contention free." VII.
Merit and I, lo ianocent, so good, May rolling years encreare our' joys, Are like the little children in the And blooming girls and sprightly
And soon, like them, thall lay as The frugal table grace ;
down and die ! Thus would we lead a peaceful life, May some good chriftian bard, in piA happy husband, happy wife,
ty strong, And thus we'd end our days. Torn red-breait kind, and with the
Bewail our haplers fate with watry The following is taken from a late
eye. British Publication, entitled More Lyric Odes, Poor Chatterton was fraved with all
his art! To the Royal Academicians, by Pe. Some consolation this to my lean ter Pindar, a distant Relation to the
heart, Poet of Thebes, and Laureate to:
Like him in holes too, Spider like I the Academy.
mope : ONS ofthe bruth, I'm here again!
ni And there my revérence may remzin,
At times a Pindar, and Fontaine,
alas, Casting poetic pearl(I fear) lofwine!
The world will not discover it, the
ars! For hang me, if my last year's Odes Paid rene for lodgings near the gods,
Untill I scrape acquaintance with Or put' one forat into this mouth
a rope. divine.
Then up your Walpoles, Bryzats For Odes, my cousin had rumpfteaks mount like bees, to eat!
Then each my pow'rs with adoratica So says Parelanias- loads of dainty.
Nothing their kind civilities cao And this the town of Greece, to
linder, give, thought ft ;
When l.ke .22 Otho, I am foond: The heil hiftorians one and all declare,
Like With the mon Tolema air, The poet might have guttled 'till *he split.
* The Reviewers.
+ The fur artist tath common low different lar alas! my wo: thin'a cated, to canvas, llomis.'s idea of our fate!