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of Paul, signifying worker ; indicating that as he was a chosen vessel to bear the name of Christ to the gentiles, he should labour more abundantly in preaching the faith which once he destroyed. St. Paul was beheaded in the year 67, in the reign of the
Bishop Sparrow observes, “whereas other saints' martyrdoms, or at least the days of their death, are celebrated by our holy church, St. Paul's conversion is made the holy-day. For these reasons : first, for the example of it; that no sinner, how great soever, might hereafter despair of pardon, seeing Saul a persecutor made St. Paul. Secondly, for the joy which the church had at his con version. Thirdly, for the miracle wrought at his conversion.” This feast is held on the 25th of January.
LINES WRITTEN IN A CHURCH-YARD.
( BY A BOY FIFTEEN YEARS OLD.)
Nor Elias nor Moses appear ;
Shall we build to Ambition ? Oh, no!
For see, they would pin him below,
To Beauty ? Ah, no! she forgets
Nor knows the foul worm, that he frets
Shall we build to the Purple of Pride,
Alas! they are all laid aside ;
To Riches ? Alas! 'tis in vain.
The treasures are squandered again;
To the Pleasures that Mirth can afford,
Ah, here is a plentiful board !
Shall we build to Affection and Love ?
Or fled with the spirit above.
Unto Sorrow? The dead cannot grieve:
Which compassion itself could relieve.
Unto Death, to whom monarchs must bow ?
And here there are trophies enow;
The first tabernacle to HOPE we will build,
The second to Faith, which ensures it fulfilled ;
CALSTOCK Church, situated on the neck of a bold peninsula formed by the winding and romantic Tamar, presents more attractions through its command of the surrounding picturesque scenery, than from its 'architectural decorations. Its date is, probably, not much anterior to the Reformation, and its inward plainness and simplicity correspond with its unadorned but solid outward structure. The tower, of fine massive granite, contains a belfry with six well-sounding bells, and those who ascend its narrow spiral staircase, will be impressed by the imposing spectacle of hill and dale, extending from the distant tors of Dartmoor to the Cornish chain of moors, and the varied succession of wood and river which mark the course of the intervening valleys.
Near the tower, on the south side of the building, a fine old Norman archway conducts into the porch, also chiefly of granite, and thence into the nave, consisting of three aisles, and supported by two rows of arches, slightly pointed. The baptismal font stands nearly opposite this entrance, and is as little distinguished by ornamental workmanship as the rest of the church. The pulpit, with the reading desk annexed, stands facing the middle aisle, and has a handsome canopy, in modern taste, suspended above. A small portion of ancient carved wood-work was found, not long ago, in an obscure part of the reading desk, which seems to indicate that the church