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instruction and delight which they derive from the study of the scriptures, is ample compensation for the toil which they undergo; and likewise, that the more theysearch into, and the better they understand the New Testament, the more they are confirmed in the views which they entertain of the person and character of their revered and exalted master.
For the better understanding of the above cited text it may be observed, that the glory for which our Lord here prays, is the very same which he proposed to communicate to his disciples. See v. 22. “That glory which thou hast given me, I have given them, that they may be one as we are one."
This glory was unquestionably the glory of publishing the gospel to the world, see v. 8. 14. They were his messengers to mankind, as he had been his Father's messenger. v. 18.
Hence it follows, that the glory which our Lord desired was nbt any personal honour and gratification; his motive was not of a selfish and mercenary kind. Far from it. His prayer was that he might be honoured as the instrument of instructing mankind in truth and goodness, and in making them virtuous and happy; and he was desirous that his apostles might share with him in this honour and felicity.
This glory he had given them, that is, it was bis firm purpose and intention to give it them. For they were not actually qualified and sent forth till after the effusion of the spirit on the day of Pe ecost. In the same sense the Father had given it to him, that is, had fully purposed to bestow it upon him, for he was not yet in possession of it: nor had he yet altogether finished the work assigned him, the scene of his sufferings not being yet begun, though he expresses himself strongly in the past tense, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do," where he could mean nothing more than to express the absolute certainty of the event.
But what God purposes, he purposes from eternity; it was therefore his eternal purpose thus to glorify Christ. And Christ having spoken of the glory intended for him as actually given to him, might with equal propriety speak of it as given him, that is, certainly destined for him, from all eternity. And in this sense it was the glory which he had with the Father before the world was.
This way of speaking of a thing as already done which was certainly determined upon, was familiar to the Jews. See 2 Tim. i. 9. Eph. i. 4. Heb. x. 34. And in Rom. viii. 29, 30. believers are represented as actually justified and glorified, because from the beginning they were foreknown and predestinated to salvation.
The arguments which my friend produces from the Epistles of Paul must be reserved for a future communication, which I trust will close the correspondence with which I have so long trespassed upon the
candour and patience of yourself and your readers.
In the mean time, I am,
Sir, your's &c. Hackney, Oct. 8, 1807.
VERSES TO A GLOW.WORM, WHICH A GENTLEMAN BAD TAKEN.
GITEN INTO MY CARE.
stray the steps of cruel men.
THE NEGRO BOY*. The African Prince, Naimbanna, (vid. M. Rep. V. 11. 491.) when in England, and under the tuition of a gentleman of the University of Cambridge, being asked what he gave for bis watch, answered, * What I will never give again— I gave a fine boy for it.”
When Avarice enslaves the mind,
Alas! for this poor simple toy,
I sold a blooming Negro Boy.
To fiends that Afric's coast annoy,
I sold ihe blooming Negro Boy.
Yet still to gain this simple toy,
I gave away the Negro Boy.
And in their cruel tasks employ,
The much-enduring Negro Boy.
They never shall the sight enjoy,
Of their lamented Negro Boy.
No pleasing thoughts bis mind employ,
A poor dejected Negro Boy.
In his own time will sure destroy,
Th' oppressors of the Negro Boy. Wo are obliged to two Correspondents for copies of she following poon. Edt
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Joseph Peter Bucboz, M.D.-M. Pfeffel.-M. Antoine Bernard Calliard.— Jober
Fewings.-Charles M. Cormick, LL. B. Jan. 30, at Paris, aged 77, JOSEPH and was subsequently minister plenipoPETER BUCHOZ, M. D. fellow of tenciary at Ratisbon and Berlin. On his the College of Physicians at Nancy ; return to France, in 1795, he was made born at Metz, Jan. 27,1731. His works, keeper of the archives of foreign rela as enumerated by himself in a catalogue tions, which post he held till his death. printed in 1782, consisted of 319 vo- His active employments did not prelumes of various sizes. So well did he vent him from cultivating literature, merit the title of “ Polygraphus," and he possessed a very select library. given him by Haller. His works were He wrote Memoirs on the Revolution of chiefly relative to Natural History, and Holland in 1787, and was one of the he is said to have expended 200,000 translators of Lavater's Essays on Phylivres in printing and engraving. Du- siognomy. He also communicated severing the latter part of his life he was ral interesting articles to the Magazia reduced to great distress; but a short Encyclopedique, and to other journals. time before his death the French Go- A few months since at Chumleigh, vernment granted him a pension of JOHN FEWINGS, aged upward; of 1200 livres, (soL.) per annum. 90. This man was of the humble occu.
March, at Paris, at the age of 81, M. pation of a tinker, but he presented a PFEFFEL, publicist for foreign relations, singular contrast to the corrupt manners member of the Legion of Honour and and dissolute life of this description of author of a“ ChronologicalAbridgement itinerants. He was never known to of the History and Public Law of Ger- take what is technically called a dram, many," a work thrice printed, and nor was he ever seen in a state of intoxiwhich speedily acquired a high reputa- 'cation; and until within a year or two tion. It is frequently quoted in Dr. previous to his decease, he uniformly folRobertson's History of Charles Vth. lowed his employment without the asM. Pfeffel had travelled through the sistance of glasses. At this advanced greatest part of Europe, had been en- period also he would (to accomodate an gaged in the most important affairs of old customer) walk five or six miles, his time, and was connécted with the with his tools at his back, and return the most distinguished persons; he had been same day. a sagacious observer, and being possessed July 29, aged 64, CHARLES M. of a happy memory, was a living chro- CORMICK, LL. B. He was a native nicle of the last half of the past century. of Ireland, and having early evinced a He was frequently urged to continue his love for reading and information, his historical work to his own times, but father, who had brought up a large fahe pertinaciously refused, urging that an mily on a few paternal acres, determined ostensible agent in political life ought not to indulge this disposition as far as his ' to publish the history of the times in slender patrimony would permit. A which he himself has lived. He was a schoolmaster was settled in the neigh, man of an open and amiable temper, bourhood who was a man of real classisimple in his manners, and worthy in all cal learning. The excellence of the the relations of life.
teacher, in a few years, discover ed itself May, at Paris, M. ANTOINE BFR- in the rapid progress of the scholar in NARD CALLIARD, at the age of 70. Roman and Greek literature. At the He was first employed under M. Tur- same time he was not unmindful of the got, when intendant of Limoges, and poetz, orators and historians of his own afterwards was secretary of legation at country, while an ardent love of liberty Parma, Cassel, and Copenhagen, and led him to a perusal of tho e authors cbargé d'affaires in the last capital. He who had written on the Brit sh Constitu: went in the same quality to Petersburg, tion. At the age of 18 he came to Lon.
Thomas Michael Nowell, Lsg.-Maria Duchess of Gloucesteri
M. Lassus.-Le Bruno-Earl of Scerborcugb. don, where having remained some time family, and any one whom it fell in his he went to Paris, in order to become way to protect. From Buonaparte he acquainted with the language, policy and obtained permission either to return to manners of the French nation. Return- England or travel in France. ing he became a student of the Middle Aug. 23. at her house at Brompton, in Temple, though the pages of Coke, &c. her 69th year, MARIA DUCHESS of were not suited either to his taste or his GLOUCESTER. She was the widow genius. When he was on the eve of of the Earl of Waldegrave, when she being called to the bar, his father died, married the late Duke in 1766. The and having a large family, could leave Duchess was, with the exception of Earl his son little besides a good example. He Cholmondeley, the only surviving lineal now passed much of his time at Oxford, descendant of Sir Robt. Walpole, being either with men of congenial pursuits, or a daughter of his son, Sir Edward. in consulting rare authors in the Bodleian The marriage of the Duke of GlouLibrary. His first appearance as an au- cester to this Lady, whose beauty is de thor was anonymous in periodical public scribed as highly attractive, followed soor cations. He compiled and translated after by that of the Duke of Cumber. many works, which have been well re- land to Mrs. Horton, gave occasion to ceived, and of which others have reaped the Royal Marriage Act, which passed the profits and the fame. Those which in 1772. This act "restrains the deappeared with his name were written scendants of Geo. II. from marrying under very unfavourable circumstances, without the approbation of his majesty yet they shew what might have been ex- his heirs and successors, evidently with pected from the writer, if composed in the design of preventing such a cortacase and retirement. The works that mination of the blood-royal, as had rebear his name are, “ The History of cently occurred. The influence of such Ch.!l.-The Reign of Geo. III. to 1783. a power over marriage on the personal
Continuation of Rapin's History of virtue of Princes is sufficiently obvious. England - I.ight reading for Leisure Whether any reasons of state can justify Hours.--Life of the Rt. Hon. Ed. Burke, it we shall not here discuss. It was — The British Cicero,” &c. All his writ. warmly opposed by the great tawyer, ings are calculated to promote the cause Lord Camden, and the Marquis of Rock of rational liberty, religion and virtuc. ingham. The Peers, Richmond, PortIn his younger days he projected a Histo- land, Fitzwilliam, Lyttleton, &c. also ry of Ireland, and had collected materials protested against it. The Lords Spiti. for the work which was patronized by tual, as usual, when the Court speako, the Earl of Moira, who had often be were dutifully silent. In the House of friended him. He had just began to ar. Lords the Act was passed by a much sange the documents he had been so long larger majority than in the House of collecting, when he was attacked by a Commons where it was opposed chiefly dropsy, yet his cheerfulness deserted him by Sir W. Meredith. only when he reflected on the distress in Lately at Paris, at the age of 66, much which he must leave an amiable and esteemed and regretted, M. LASSUS, affectionate wife in ill-health, in years, surgeon, a member of the Institute, Lje and without friends. Luring his illness, brarian to that Establishment, a Profeshe parted with all his books to supply the por in the medical school, and Consulting necessities of the day, so that his widow Surgeon to the Emperor. He was a man was left without the means of paying of extensive learning, and well acquainteven the last sad tribute to his memory. ed with the fine arts. He translated from
M. M. the English with clegance and accuracy Aug. 8, at his seat the Retreat, near several works on Surgery, and published Danbury, Essex, aged 47, THOMAS several original works.. MICHAEL NOW ELL, Esq. eminent At Paris, Sept. 2, at an advanced age, as a Physician and promoter of the vac- the French poet, LE BRUN. He was cine inoculation in the North of France. a member of the National Institute, In that country he was so much respected and of the Legion of Honour. even in the time of Robespierre, that Sept. 5, at Bath, aged 53, the EARL of every attention was paid to himself, his SCARBOROUGH. In this Bobleman's