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O, sacred hope! O, blissful hope !

Which Jesus' grace has given, &c. In the year 1834, the Rev. Mr. Sutton, who had spent several years as A missionary, near the temple of Juggernaut, in Orissa, India, visited England and America, for the recovery of his health. In these countries, he addressed large assemblies with great acceptance; and on the eve of his return to the field of his labor, many thousands, un ler the impression that they should “ see his face no more," expressed an attachment for him, which presented a striking contrast, between the affection of Christians, and the cold indifference which he had witnessed among the heathen This prompted him to compose the above beautiful and pathetic lines.

104. RULES FOR THE STRUCTURE OF A SENTENCE.— Alexander

Walker.

1. General Rules.—Ist

. Observe strictly the order of cause and effect; or, let objects be designated successively, as they give impressions to the organs of sense; ideas, emotions, and passions, in the order in which they are produced in the mind. 24. Let the more general ideas precede the more particular. 3d. Let the mention of time and place precede that of actions in them; and of conditions, that of the things dependent on them.

2. Particular Rules.—Let the following order be observed, so far as it may be applicable in any sentence:-1. Time; 2. Place; 3. General circumstances; 4. Person, or persons; 5. Motives ; 6. The act; 7. The result.

3. Example.—[Time.] In the year 1809,-{Place] on the banks of the Danube,—[General circumstances, while the majority of the German States were under the influence of France, - [Persons, the arch-duke Charles, with a brave Austrian army,--[Motives,) excited by the resolution to liberate their country, or die in the attempt, [Act,] completely routed a powerful host of French invaders, foiled the renown of their boasted chiefs,—[Result,] and gave an example to Europe, which did not fail to be imitated.

Writers are not, perhaps, aware of the existence of the above rules. It is believed, however, that all accomplished writers and good speakers unconsciously comply with them, in the structure of their sentences. The suggestions of the author of these rules, on the subject of elocution, are also entitled to consideration. He says, that“ The fine arts are intimately connected with language. Like it, their object is to communicate ideas and emotions. So close is this alliance, that the perfect orator exhibits to a great extent, in his own person, the solemn dignity of sculpture, the magic lights of painting, the sublime enthusiasm of poetry, and the indescribable charms of music. Whence this union? What common principle pervades them all? Is it that they all result from the muscular motions of the human body? Are the significant gestures of the orator, and the representations of such by the painter or the sculptor, spontaneous imitations of the forms and motions, connected with the reception of the ideas to be expressed ? Be this as it may, the most expressive productions of art, afford the two following principles of contrast and harmony."

Contrast.—When either extremity of one side is elevated, the other is depressed."

Harmony.The upper extremity of one side and the lower of the other, are elevated, and inflected, and depressed, and extended together.”

There is no good reason why the principle of attitude in the fine arts, is not applicable, as our author contends, alike to gesture in oratory, to sculpture, and to the higher species of painting.

Rhetoric is the art of expressing our thoughts, by writing, or on paper, correctly and elegantly; and, together with elocution, it should be taught in common schools, as well as in higher institutions. The young learner will find much valuable matter in “ Boyd's Rhetoric,” published by “Harper and Brothers.”

105. HEAVEN'S ATTRACTIONS.-Dr. Nevis.

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1. I have been thinking of the attractions of heaven,—what there is in heaven to draw souls to it. I thought of the place. Heaven has place. Christ says to his disciples: “I go to pre pare a place for you.” It is a part of the consolation with which he comforts them, that heaven is a place, and not a mere state. What a place it must be! Selected out of all the locations of the universe—the chosen spot of space. see, even on earth, places of great beauty, and we can conceive of spots far more delightful than any we see.

But what comparison can these bear to heaven, where every thing exceeds whatever eye has seen, or imagination conceived ?

2. Then I thought of the freedom of the place from the evils of earth. Not only what is in heaven should attract us to it, but what is not there. And what is not there? There is no night there. Who does not want to go where no night is? No night-no natural night--none of its darkness, its damps

its dreariness;--and no moral night-no ignorance-noerrorno misery–no sin. These all belong to the night; and there is no night in heaven. And why no night there? What shines there so perpetually? It is not any natural luminary. It is a moral radiance that lights up heaven. “ The glory of God doth lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." No need have they of other light. This shines every where and on all. All light is sweet, but no light is like this.

3. And not only no night there, but “no more curse." Christ redeemed them from the curse of the law, being made a curse for them. And,“no more death.The last enemy is overcome at last. Each as he enters the place, shouts vicloriously; “Oh! death! Oh! grave !" " Neither sorrow.It is here. Oh! yes: it is here—around, within. We hear it, we see it, and at length we feel it. But it is not there. crying," no expressions of grief. “Neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things shall have passed away." And what becomes of tears? Are they left to dry up? Nay, God wipes them away. And this is a sure sign they will

What shall cause weeping, when He wipes

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away tears?

4. I have not said that there is no sin in heaven. I have not thought that necessary. If sin was there, night would be there, and the curse, and death, and all the other evils,-the train of sin. These are not there. Therefore, sin is not. No; we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."

5. What is there, since these are not? Day is there and there is the blessing that maketh rich—and there is life, immortalityand since no sorrow, joy—“fulness of joy-joy unspeakable”-and smiles where tears were,—and there they rest, not from their labors only, but from cares, and doubts, and fears. And glory is there, an “exceeding and eternal weight."

6. Is that all? Where is he who used to lisp: “Father, mother,"—thy child? Passing out of your hands, passed he not into those of Jesus? Yes; you suffered him. If any other than Jesus had said: “Suffer them to come unto me," you would have said,-No. Death does not quench those recently struck sparks of intelligence. Jesus is not going to lose one of those little brilliants. All shall be in his crown.

7. Perhaps thou hast a brother, or a sister there. That should draw you towards heaven. Perhaps a mother-she whose eye wept while it watched over thee, until at length, it

grew dim and closed. Took she not in her cold hand thine, while yet her heart was warm; and said she not," I am going to Jesus; follow me there ?" Perhaps one nearer, dearer than child, than brother, than mother—the nearest, dearest, is there. Shall I say who?' Christian female, thy husband. Christian father, the young mother of thy babes. He is not—She is not; for God took them. Has heaven no attractions?

8. Heaven is gaining in attractions every day. True, the principal attractions continue the same.

But the lesser ones multiply. Some have attractions there now, which they had pot a few months ago. Earth is losing. How fast it has been losing of late! But earth's losses are heaven's gains. They who have left so many dwelling places of earth desolate, have gone to their Father's house in heaven. What if they shall not return to us! We shall go to them. That is better.

9. But the principal attractions, I have not yet mentioned. There is our Father_0

—our heavenly Father, whom we have so often addressed as such in prayer. He that nourished and brought us up, and has borne us on, -He that has watched over us with an eye that never sleeps, and provided for us with a hand that never tires; and who can pity too. We have never seen our heavenly Father. But there he reveals himself. There he smiles; and the nations of the saved, walk in the light of his countenance.

10. And there is He, to depart and be with whom, Paul desired, as being "far better” than to live. There is his glorified humanity. If not having seen, we love Him, and in Him, though now we see him not, yet believing ; we rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory! what will be the love and joy, when we shall see him as he is ?There is He.

11. Heaven has attractions—many and strong,—and yet who would think it? How few feel and obey the heavenly attraction! How much more powerfully earth acts upon us! How unwilling we are to leave it even for heaven !

This exquisitely beautiful piece is well suited to the purposes of teaching correct reading. To aid the learner in the proper application of emphasis, with every piece, or most of the pieces in' a reading book, the teacher and scholar have nothing to do, but to emphasise the worơs thus marked. Emphasis should be given

only when a good reason exists for doing so ; and even when the words in a piece, which an author thinks require emphasis, are italicised, the teacher and pupil ought always to ascertain the reason ; and that is to be found, by inquiring into the matter and

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manner of the communication. For example: let the teacher ask his pupil why the word, “He,” in the phrase with which the third verse is concluded, ought to be emphasised. The answer is,-because that word is distinguished from another, understood, although not expressed. The meaning is,—if any other being than Deity, should "wipe away tears," they would or might return; but nothing." shall cause weeping," when Guil wipes away tears." Italicised words in the Bible are inserted by the translator, to convey the meaning clearly, because words corresponding to them, are not to be found in the passages, as originally written in Hebrew-or Greek; and, therefore, they are not always emphatic. A discriminative emphasis, in reading the scriptures, is just as necessary, as in reading any other writings. The quotation, of which the last phrase but three, in the second verse, is comprised, being sublime and solemn, requires the monotone.

Amidst all the joys and sorrows of this changeful life, it is good for us to think of Heaven. Here we have“ no abiding place.” When we look back through by-gone years, to the homes of our youth, and see how quickly the intervening period has passed away; and consider, how soon the rapid flow of time will end the journey of our lives, we look for another home, –a home in Heaven, the attractions of which as much exceed those of earth, as the sun outshines the stars. In the elegant language of “The Christian Comforter," written by the Rev. Henry Bacon, “ many beautiful forms Ait before us, as we journey through life, entrancing our senses ; there are in the earth, and in the visions of fancy, many images of exquisite loveliness, but the spiritual in heaven eclipses them all.”

“Dreams cannot picture a world so fair,

Sorrow and death may not enter there;
Time doth not breathe on its fadeless bloom,
'Tis beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb."

106. ELOQUENT SPEECH AGAINST WARREN HASTINGS.—

Sheridan.

1. When we hear the description of the paroxysm, fever, and delirium, into which despair had thrown the natives, when on the banks of the polluted Ganges, panting for death, they tore more widely open the lips of their gaping wounds, to accelerate their dissolution; and while their blood was issuing, presented their ghastly eyes to Heaven, breathing their last and fervent prayer, that the dry earth might not be suffered to drink their blood ; but that it might rise up to the throne of God, and rouse the eternal Providence to avenge the wrongs of their country

2. What motive could have such influence in their bosom?

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