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in his exuberant anti-puritan feelings, after the restoration, as much as to say to the shuddering saints within its hearing, “Now you shall hear a. BELL indeed!" I could not well omit this incident, but the reviewer has taken care to omit, what, if a fair man, he ought not to have done, my sentiments on Fell. I extract the passage. “ He (Dr. Fell) should have answered, when the king demanded the expulsion of Locke, “Sir, I have eaten the bread of adversity for not obeying the parliament, and I shall never consent to expel an innocent man, though I eat the bread of adversity and poverty again.'"*--Life of Ken.

These are trifles, but surely I have ground to remonstrate, both as a Christian, and Christian minister, when the death-scene of Charles II. is quoted, and the conclusion left out, to make it appear that the awful scene of death was a matter of ridicule! Whereas, if the whole passage had been quoted (and three lines would have been sufficient) it would have been seen that my intention was to shew, how inefficient were all the outward shews and solemnity of absolution, when the heart of the dying libertine was " unchanged."

The words which would have explained the whole, and which are omitted, are these :-"And he goes to the judgment of the King of kings, with these words trembling on his tongue-they shew, at least, his kindness of heart, but shew also—how far that heart was from Christian conversion."--Life of Ken.

“My small baton," consists of a few “small unanswerable facts," but there are many errors and oversights which the reviewer

has passed over, and for which I thank him.

W. L. B.

LAST WORDS OF THE DYING.

ARCHBISHOP USHER.— It would be well for the members of a Christian community to have the last few words of this indefatigable minister and steward of the Gospel dispensation, engraven deeply in their hearts. In praying for the forgiveness of his sins, he said, “ But, Lord, in special, forgive my sins of omission.". Yet, says his biographer, was he a person that never was known to omit an hour, but ever employed in his master's business, either writing, reading, or having, as of late, others to read to him; ever, either resolving of doubts, or exhorting, instructing, and giving good and holy counsel to such as came to visit him. Yet with this humble expression did this holy man of God expire ; an expression which may be a lesson to us all, and give us, to our last, matter of solemn meditation and imitation.

The critic's judgment on the biographer, is a critic's assertion. He, who in these days defends the altars of his reviled Church, knows on what penalty. I have testimonies of which I might well be proud, in direct opposition to the opinions of the critic. It might be proper for me, before I lay down the pen, to remark, respecting the National Church, which I have had the hardihood to deem “ Apostolic and Catholic," that every child repeating his creed professes to believe in “ the holy Catholic Church," and that Church "I believe" to be both Apostolic and Catholic, which is a branch of the primitive Church before it was corrupted by the innovations of popery or puritanism. I should be justly amenable to the censure of making what was particular, universal, had I spoken of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Patrick ADAMSON, ARCHBISHOP OF St. Andrews.—This eminent, but persecuted Prelate of the Scottish Church, who died in 1591, was a great friend of Archbishop Bancroft's, and considered one of the most learned and sound divines of the age in which he flourished. Although we are not in possession of his last words, possibly still, the following noble and pious sentiment, expressed, according to his biographer, “ almost in the article of death,comes fully within the range of our object.

O anima! assiduis vitæ jactata procellis,
Exilii pertæsa gravis; nunc lubrica, tempus
Regna tibi, et mundi invisas contemnere sordes.
Quippe parens rerum, cæco te corpore clemens
Evocat, et Verbi crucifixi gratia, cæli
Pandit iter, patrioque beatam limine sistet:
Progenies Jovæ quo te cælestis origo
Invitat, fælix perge, æternumque quiesce.
Exuviæ carnis, cognato in pulvere vocans
Angelicam expectent, sonitu quo putre cadaver
Exiliet redivivum, et totum me tibi reddet.
Ecce beata dies! nos Agni dextera ligno
Fulgentes crucis, et radiantes sanguine vivo
Excipiet. Quam firma illic quam certa cupisses
Gaudia, felices inter novus incola cives?

Alme Deus, Deus Alme, et non effabile numen,

Ad Te unum et trinum, moribundo pectore anhelo!
The following Translation is given by Mr. Mackenzie.

soul ! long tossed in waves of endless strife,
Worn with thy exile in this painful life,
Prepare to quit thy plagues, contemn the cares
Of this low world, and speed thee from its snares.
Lo! the great God, who every good bestows,
Bids thee

forsake thy body, and thy woes :
While the kind author of our happier state,
His suffering Son, expands the heavenly gate.
O haste thee! haste thee to thy native sky;
Leave here thy pains, to endless quiet fly.
This breathless trunk, this putrid fleshly case,
Tho' worms invade, and kindred clay embrace,
Shall hear the angelic trump; again arise,
And thou resuming, bear it to the skies.
See the blest day! See how the Lamb appears !
Hard by his cross! O how his bleeding cheers !-
On these depending, speed thee in thy flight ;
In thy new friends how much wilt thou delight?
Dear God, in thee, in thee, O God most dear!
Whose name be mentioned still with holy fear,
My faith firm fixed for ever shall abide,

Living I trust, and dying I confide.' RICHARD HOOKER.-On the morning of his death, the doctor found him wrapt in deep meditation, and inquired the subject of his reverie, to whom he replied that he “ was meditating the number and nature of angels, and their blessed obedience and order, without which peace could not be in heaven ; and O that it might be so on earth!" To which he finally added, “ I have lived to see this world is inade up of VOL. XIV. NO. VIII.

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perturbations, and I have been long preparing to leave it, and gathering comfort for the dreadful hour of making my account with God, which I now apprehend to be near ; and though I have, by his grace, loved him in my youth, and feared him in my age, and laboured to have a conscience void of offence to him and to all men; yet if thou, O Lord, be extreme to mark what I have done amiss, who can abide it? And, therefore, where I have failed, Lord, shew mercy to me; and since I owe thee a death, Lord, let it not be terrible, and then take thine own time, I submit to it. Let not mine, O Lord, but thy will be done!"

Roger Ascuam, PRECEPTOR TO Queen ELIZABETH.-Gravet, one of the Prebendaries of St. Paul's, and Vicar of St. Sepulchre's, came to him, not, as he said, to instruct him; “for I know you are amply employed on all points, by the words of that venerable man, Alexander Nowell, and by your own learning : but to administer comfort, and to perform my duty.” “I am in great pain," said Ascham, "and my disorder is heavy. This is my confession and faith ; this is my prayer, and all that I long for; I desire to depart and be with Christ," words which he had often repeated to Nowell, and they were now his last.

LATIMER AND Ridley. When a faggot already kindled was brought and laid at Ridley's feet, Latimer, who was chained to the same stake, observed—“Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man ; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.” As the flames surrounded them, Ridley on one side was heard loudly exclaiming, “Lord, receive my spirit;" and Latimer with equal resignation crying, “O Father of heaven, receive my soul,” while he courted the flames as it were with his embraces. Ridley lingered some time in the torture, his lower extremities being first consumed ; but Latimer, after he had stroked his face with his

hands, and in a manner bathed them in the fire, soon died, apparently without enduring much pain. Nor ought the words of Ridley, when first bound to the stake, fraught as they are with true Christian feeling, to be omitted. “O heavenly Father, I give unto thee most hearty thanks, for that thou hast called me to be a professor of thee even unto death. I beseech thee, Lord God, take mercy upon the realm of England, and deliver the same from all her enemies."

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GERMAN THEOLOGY. Mr. Editor, - As German theology enters into the range of our university controversialists, it may not be uninteresting to your readers to know how far the academical education of the young men at the Universities in Germany embraces a subject, which, till recently, formed so small a feature in the course of study nearer home. I beg, therefore, to send you the following lists, embracing the courses of theological instruction pursued at the University of HEIDELBERG, and at that founded by the Grand Duke Albert Louis, at the FREIBERG in the Breisgau, for the winter sessions of 1831-2, giving the names of the respective professors and the subjects of their lectures. There are many names amongst them not unknown to those who have heretofore figured in the pages of the CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER.

Yours truly,
March 26, 1832.

W. B. C.
No. I.-Tue HEIDELBERG COURSE.
Professors.

Subjects of Lecture. 1.-PAULUS 1. Exegesis on the Acts of the Apostles, and on the Book

of Revelation.-2. Church History since the Refor

mation. 2.-Daub

1. Prolegomena on Theological Morality.—2. Criticism

on the Proof of the Existence of God.-3. Learning

from the Origin of Religion. 3.-SCHWARTZ ... 1. Christian Doctrine of Faith and Ethics.-2. Exegesis

on the Epistles to the Romans and Galatians.-

3. Practical Theology.-4. Pedagogical Science. 4.-ABEGG .. 1. Exposition of the 1st Epistle to the Corinthians. —

2. Instruction in the homiletical Interpretation and

Application of the Scriptures. 5.-UMBREIT 1. Historico-critical Introduction to the Old Testament.

2. Exposition of the Catholic Epistles.-3. Exposition of the Book of Job.-4. The Persian Lan

guage. 6.-LEWALD.... 1. Synopsis of the three first Gospels.—2. Church His

tory, first Period, up to Charles the Great.-3. Dog

matics.—4. Logic. 7.-HITZIG 1. Prophecies of Isaiah.—2. Heb. Gram.-3. Examina

tion in the same, and Exercises in Interpretation. No. II.—The FREIBURG COURSE, commenced November 3, 1831. Professors.

Subjects of Lecture. 1.-HUG

1. Introduction to the Old Testament. 2.-WERK

1. Introduction to the scientific Study of Theology.-

2. General Pastoral Didactics and Homiletics. 3.-BUCHEGGER . . 1. Exegetical Exposition of the Prophets Nahum and

Habakkuk.-2. Exegesis on the Epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians.-3. Introduction to Dogmatic Theology.-4. Dogmatics in connexion with the History of Tenets.-5. History of Dogmatical

Theology.-6. Examination in Dogmatics. 4.-SCHREIBER .. 1. Moral_Theology.-2. History of Moral Theology:

3. Practical Lectures on Moral Theology.-4. Ge

neral Religious Instruction. 5.-Von Reichlin. 1. Instruction in the Hebrew Language. 6.-DEUBER

1. Christian Church History. 1.-WETZER 1. Rudiments of the Hebrew Language.-2. The Arabic

Language. — 3. Introduction to the Old Testament.

--4. Exegetical Exposition of the Prophet Hosea. 8.-STENGEL ... 1. Hebrew Grammar.–2. Sanscrit Grammar.–3. In

terpretation of the original Indian Text of the Epic Idylls.-4. King Nalus and the Damianti.-5. Înstruction in the Chaldaic, Syriac, Arabic, and Rabbinical Languages.-6. Exegesis on the Acts of the Apostles.—7. Exegesis on the Epistle to the Hebrews,-8. Grammatical and Exegetical Reading of the whole of Genesis.--9. Copious Introduction to the Book of Genesis.

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VERSES
Prefixed 10 Baker's MS. History of St. John's College, in the British Museum.

FUNDATRICI VOTA.
Accipe, Fundatrix, grati pia vota nepotis,

Æqua tuis meritis sors inimica negat.
O si! quas cupio, vires mihi Fata dedissent,

Clarior eloquiis Fæmina nulla foret.
At tua progenies vivet, nascentur alumni;
Hi, tibi plaudentes, carmina digna ferent.

April 9, 1511, Anno Seculari.

TO MY FOUNDER, UPON HIS PICTURE, WHEN TAKEN IN COLOURS.

Accept this offering from the unenvy'd store
Of him that wants the power, but wishes more.
Had I improv'd the hours that thou didst give,
Vain were faint colours: thou in verse shouldst live.
Had thy large bounty been deserv'dly mine,
Thy name should flourish bright in every line.
Ah! how thy seed lies waste in barren soil!
That wants true vigour, though it wants not oil.
Ah! how unequal are my best returns !
And yet my breast with zeal and flaming burns.
For if my heart is known, a grateful mind
I bear, with strong desires, and unconfin'd.
To thee I dare appeal, if thou dost know,
Or now concern'st thyself with things below,
Oft had I sent my fervent vows to heaven,
Were this the time, or ought were now forgiven;
Oft had I pray'd for thee, as thou desires,
Could I believe thee hurt by purging fires,
Thy past desires they were-nor are they so:
'Twas thy mistaken wish, whilst here below-
Thy joys completed-useless prayers may cease,
And end in praise to Him that gives thee peace.
And yet thy bounty may I ever sing,
Or

may the fountain stop, whence it should spring. Januar : quarto die Fundatori meo sacro, eique commemorando destinato. These last verses were addressed to Dr. Hugh Ashton, the founder of the Fellowship enjoyed by Mr. Baker. The former, to Margaret, Countess of Richmond, and foundress of St. John's College."

VERSES

By the Rev. Thomas Baker, S. T. B. Fellow and Historian of St. John's College,
Cambridge. Circiter 1738. From Coles's MSS. British Museum.

UPON MYSELF, AND TO MY GOD.
My God! and what am I? a thing of nought,
Hid from myself: and yet compos'd of thought.
How vain these thoughts! how oft without effect !
And yet I please myself that I reflect.
Proud of a phantom, that can only shew
That I more surely think, than surely know.
Ruffled with passions, with affections blind,
Involv'd in clouds, nor rest nor light I find,
Till He that breath'd the spark, does re-inspire my mind.

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