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ferring a degree upon them, infe- underneath. Upon taking this act rior to those at the Universities, into consideration at the last quarmight be productive of more interest ter sessions of the peace held for on the part of the Clergy for the this county, it appeared to the mawelfare of the Church. There are, gistrates, that a very considerable however, certain limitations within number of those, who have the mawhich these degrees ought to be re- nagement of these charities in this stricted, and these, should the mat- county, have totally neglected the ter ever come into public discus- duty imposed upon them by the sion, might easily be pointed out. act. The magistrates therefore, Your's, &c.

came to a determination to adopt

such measures as will attain the obP—, March 13, 1822.

ject the legislature had in view when the act was passed ; and being of opinion, that the best mode of call

ing the attention of the parties conSIR,

cerned, would be through the meThe following letter may, I think, dium of the officiating clergymen be usefully inserted in the Remem- in the county, have desired ine to brancer. To some of your readers, request you will, within fourteen especially those, who are just enter. days after the receipt of this letter, ing upon clerical duties, it will pro- call a meeting of the churchwarbably furnish information as to the dens, overseers,

and those who means of ascertaining the nature and bave the management of the charity application of the charities in their estates in your parish, and acquaint respective parishes : while to others, them with what is required by the who are magistrates, it may suggest act, of the magistrates' determinathe adoption of measures similar to tion, and that it is expected the rethose mentioned in the circular let. turns required by the act be niade ter, wherever neglect may be sup- by the first day of May next; imposed to exist.

mediately after which, compulsory I am, Sir, Your humble servant,

steps will be taken against all

those, who shall persist in neglect

S. K. ing to pursue the directions of the Dec, 17, 1821.

act after this notice. Considering

the importance of the subject, and (CIRCULAR.)

the beneticial result that must arise Cambridge, March 28, 1817. tion, and more particularly in the

from carrying the act into execuTHERE being too much reason for present state of the country, the mabelieving the funds of a considerable gistrates feel assured that you will proportion of the parochial charities in forwarding so desirable an ob

not object to render your assistance in the kingdom, have not been ap. plied according to the intention of

ject. the donors ; in some instances from

I have the honor to be, ignorance, and in others from a less

Sir, defensible cause, the legislature

Your most obedient servant, deemed it expedient in 1812, to pass

C. P. an act, by which the trustees and

Clerk of the Peace for the others, having the management of

County of Cambridge. charity estates, are required to return to the clerks of the peace in

For the respective counties such an ac

The Officiating Clergyman count of these charities as is stated

SIR,

at

The following information is re- than the Bishop of Quebec has been quired by the act to be transmitted in traversing trackless forests and to my office, as Clerk of the Peace, marshes, and navigating dangerous by the trustees or others having the lakes and rivers, at all seasons of management of charity estates in the the year, in order to visit remote county :

settlements, and to become acA particular account of each cha- quainted with his distant clergy; rity, sbewing,

and in the discharge of this impor1. Whether the same consists of tant duty, he has been admired a donation in an estate or money.

scarcely less for his personal intre2. If an estate, a description of pidity, and endurance of fatigue and it, where situate, and the gross an- hardships, than for his zeal and abiDual value.

lity in preaching the Gospel, and in 3. For what purposes the pro- disseminating the doctrines and dis. duce of the estate is appropriated. cipline of the Church.

4. The names of the present trus The Bishop, in the part of his tees, or other managers of each Charge alluded to, explains to his charity.

Clergy the reasons which have hi5. The names of the donors of therto induced him to abstain from each charity.

calling them together on his visita6. Where the title-deeds or wills tions, (viz. the expense and fatigue relating to each charity are depo- to them, and the cessation of duty sited.

in their parishes, which must have been the consequence of their at.

tendance upon him ;) but he does To the Editor of the Remembrancer.

not expressly state, (because they

well know) that he has taken upon SIR,

himself that to which he would not In your number for last month, and expose them; and has, from the in your review of the Bishop of time of his consecration, regularly Quebec's Charge, there is a trifling visited all the churches in his dio mistake, which I shall be obliged to cese, however remote from the or. you to correct. It is there said, dinary route of safe and convenient

After having explained the reasons travelling, and that too amid the which have hitherto induced him to perils of war, and in the seventieth abstain from frequent and regular year of his age. visitations of his extensive diocese,

I remain, Sir, &c.” Now, Sir, the fact is, that no Your very obedient servant, bishop in the most regularly consti

J. H. BROOKE MOUNTAIN. tuted diocese in England can have Hemel Hempstead, been more assiduous in visiting it Murch 18, 1822.

SACRED POETRY..

ON CHRIST'S ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM.

OPE, O Salem, ope thy gate;
On the King of Glory wait :
Strew His path with budding Palm,
Strew the branches breathing balm.-

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Long have I view'd, long have I thought,
And held with trembling band this bitter draught :

'Twas now just to my lips applied, Nature shrank in, and all my courage died.

But now resolv’d, and firm I'll be,
Since, Lord, 'tis mingled, and reach'd out by Thee,

I'll trust my great Physician's skill;
I know, what He prescribes, can ne'er be ill;

To each disease, He knows what's fit,
I own Him wise and good, and do submit.

I'll now no longer grieve or pine,
Since 'tis thy pleasure, Lord, it shall be mine.

Thy medicine puts me to great smart,
Thou'st wounded me in my most tender part;

But 'tis with a design to cure,
I must, and will Thy sovereign touch endure.

All that I priz'd below, is gone,
But yet I still will pray, “ Thy will be done."

Since 'tis Thy sentence I should part
With the most precious treasure of my heart,

I freely that and more resign,
My heart itself, as its delight, is thine ;

My little all I give to Thee,
Thou gav’st a greater gift -Thy Son, to me.

He left true bliss and joys above,
Himself He emptied of all good, but love

For me He freely did forsake
More good, than He from me can ever take.

A mortal life for a divine
He took, and did at last even that resign,

Take all, great God, I will not grieve,
But still will wish, that I had still to give :

I hear Thy voice, Thou bad'st me quit
My paradise I bless and do submit.

I will not murmur at Thy word,
Nor beg Thy angel to sheath up his sword.

NORRIS.

THE LAMENTATION OF ADAM ON HIS LEAVING

PARADISE.

And must I go, and must I be no more

The tenant of this happy ground?
Can no reserves of pity me restore ?
Can no atonement for my stay compound?
All the rich odours, that here grow, I'd give
To Heav'n in incense, might I here but live.

Or, if it be a grace too high,
To live in Eden, let me there but die.

Fair Place ! thy sweets I just began to know,

And must I leave thee now again?
Ah! why does Heav'n such short-liv'd bliss bestow?
A taste of pleasure, but full draught of pain.
I ask not to be chief in this blest state,
Let Heav'n some other for that place create :

So 'tis in Eden, let me but have
An humbler, meaner place, 'tis all I crave.
But 'twill not do, I see, I must away,

My feet prophane this sacred ground;
Stay then, bright minister, one moment stay:
Let me in Eden take one farewell round.
Let me go gather but one fragrant bough,
Which, as a relic, I may keep and show.

Fear not the tree of life ; it were
A curse to be immortal, and not here.

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"Tis done-Now farewell thou most happy place;

Farewell, ye streams that softly creep,
I ne'er again in you shall view my face,
Farewell, ye bowers, in you I ne'er shall sleep.
Farewell, ye trees, ye flow'ry beds farewell,
You ne'er will bless my taste, nor you my smell ;

Farewell, thou guardian divine,
To thee, my happy rival, I resign.

NORRIS.

O whither now, whither shall I repair

Exil'd from this angelic coast?
There's nothing left that's pleasant, good, or fair ;
The world can't recompence for Eden lost!
'Tis true, I've here an universal

sway,
Tbe creatures me, as their chief lord, obey ;

But yet the world, though all my seat,
Can't make me happy, though it make me great.
Had I lost lesser, and but seeming bliss,

Reason my sorrows might relieve;
But when the loss great and substantial is,
To think, is but to see good cause to grieve.
"Tis well I'm mortal, 'tis well I shortly must,
Lose all the thoughts of Eden in the dust :

Senseless and thoughtless now I'd be,
And lose myself, since, Eden, I've lost thee!

NORRIS.

THE RETURN.

Dear contemplation, my divinest joy,

When I thy, sacred mount ascend,

What heav'nly sweets my soul employ!
Why can't I there my days for ever spend ?
When I have conquer'd thy steep heights with pain,
What pity 'tis, that I must down again!
And yet I must; my passions would rebel,

Should I too long continue here:

No; here I must not think to dwell,
But mind the duties of my proper sphere.
So angels, though they Heav'ns glories know,
Forget not to attend their charge below.

NORRIS.

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ON REDEMPTION.

Israel in the inspiring hour,
Sang of God's Almighty power :
Power which Abraham's chosen seed,
From Egyptian bondage freed.
We the Saviour bymn, who broke
The bondage of a harder yoke:
A greater far than Moses came
Oar Redemption to proclaim.

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