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you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, ye may be also. A hope of a blessed resurrection after death; a hope of that blessed appearance of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; a hope of that glorious sentence, in the presence of men and angels, • Come, ye blessed, and a hope of an everlasting estate of blessedness and glory in the presence of the great God, and glorified saints and angels, unto all eternity. And the efficacy of this hope, dipped in the blood of Christ, brings us victory.

. 1. Victory over sin. Sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but

He that hath this hope purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

2. Victory over the world, in the best it can afford us; it's flatteries, and favours. These are too small and inconsiderable, when compared with this hope: they shine like a candle in the sun, and are ineffectual to win over a soul that is fixed in this hope, and victory over the worst the world can inflict. Our Lord hath conquered the world in this respect for us: Be not afraid, I have overcome the world : and conquered death in us; This is the victory that overcometh the world, even your faith.

3. Victory over death; which now, by means of this blessed hope, is stripped as well of her terror as her power; thus Thanks be unto God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

• And now though the nature of this argument hath carried my meditation to a great height, yet to avoid mistakes, some things I must subjoin.

• 1. That when I thus aggravate the sufferings of our Lord under the imputed guilt of the sins of mankind; yet we must not think that his sufferings were

the same with the damned in duration, so neither in kind nor in degree: for this could neither consist with the purity of his nature, nor innocence, nor dignity of his person, nor the hypostatical union of both natures in him. But he suffered as much, as was consistent with these considerations; and as considering the dignity of his person, was equivalent to the sin and demerits of all mankind.

• 2. That his righteousness, imputed to us, doth not exempt us from acquiring a righteousness inherent in us. This were to disappoint the end of his suffering, which was to redeem us from our vain conversation, and make us a peculiar people zealous of good works.

* 3. That this purchase of salvation by Christ for believers is not to render them idle, or secure, or presumptuous: where there is such a disposition of soul, it is an evident indication, that it is not yet truly united unto Christ by true faith and love; his grace is sufficient to preserve us, and always ready to do it, if we do not wilfully neglect, or reject it.'

Judge Hale left also some Poems, of a religious description, written chiefly upon several Anniversaries of his Saviour's Birth, from 1651 to 1668 inclusive, if the four undated may be ascribed to that interval ; in which case, only one will be wanting to render the series complete. That of 1663, as a specimen of his poetical piety, is here attached.

• When the great lamp of Heaven, the glorious Sun,
Had touch'd this southern period, and begun
To leave the Winter tropic, and to climb
The Zodiac's ascending Signs; that time

The brighter Sun of Righteousness did choose,
His beams of light and glory to disclose
To our dark lower world; and by that ray
To chase the darkness, and to make it day.
And lest the glorious and resplendent light
Of his Eternal Beam might be too bright
For mortal eyes to gaze upon, he shrouds
And clothes his fiery pillar with the clouds
Of human flesh; that in that dress he may
Converse with men, acquaint them with the way
To Life and Glory, show his Father's mind
Concerning them, how bountiful and kind
His thoughts were to them ; what they might expect
From him, in the observance or neglect
Of what he did require: and then he seal'd,
With his dear blood, the truth he had reveal'd.'

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ANDREW MARVELL.*

(1620—1678.]

ANDREW MARVELL, the son of the Rev. Andrew Marvell, minister and schoolmaster of Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire,+ was born in the year 1620; and discovering a genius for letters, was sent at the early age of thirteen, with an exhibition belonging to his native place, to Trinity College, Cambridge. He had not been long however at the University, before (like Chillingworth) he was enticed from his studies by the Jesuits, and carried to London. Fortunately his father received timely intelligence of this seduction, and persuaded him to return to college, where he applied to his studies with great assiduity, and took the degree of B. A. in 1639.6 About this time he lost his father by an accident, of which the particulars are thus re

* AUTHORITIES. Cooke's Life of Marvell (prefixed to his Works, 1712), Macaulay's History of England, and Biographia Britannica. + " He died,” says his son,

“ before the war broke out, having lived with some reputation both for piety and learning; and he was moreover a conformist to the established rites of the Church of England, though (I confess) none of the most 'overrunning, or eager in them.” (Rehearsal Transprosed,' II.) .

| From the records of Trinity College, it appears that he was, with some others, excluded from it's benefits (probably, a scholarship) for non-attendance, in 1641.

VOL. IV.

lated: On the opposite shore of the Humber, lived a lady of exemplary virtue and good sense, between whom and Mr. Marvell a close friendship subsisted. This lady had an only daughter, of whom she was so tenderly fond, that she could scarcely suffer her to be out of her sight. Upon the earnest request of Mr. Marvell, however, she was permitted to pay him a visit at Hull, as godmother to one of his children. The next day, the wind was so high and the passage so dangerous, that the watermen earnestly dissuaded her from returning. But knowing that her mother would be miserable till she saw her again, she thought it better to hazard her life than prolong the anxiety of an affectionate parent: upon which Mr. Marvell, having with difficulty prevailed upon some watermen to attempt the passage, determined to accompany her. Just as they put off, he flung his gold-headed cane to some friends on shore, desiring them to 'give it to his son if he should be lost, and bid him remember his father. His fears were too prophetic: the boat overset, and they both perished. The mother of the young lady was, for some time, inconsolable. When her grief however subsided, she reflected on young Marvells loss, and determined to supply to him the want of a father : she undertook the charge of his subsequent éducation and made him her heir.*

With the assistance of this inheritance, he was enabled to travel through most of the civilised cointries of Europe. From his satirical poem, entitled, • Flecknoe, an English Priest at Rome, it appears that he had visited that city, where indeed he is be

* Some other circumstances of a superstitious nature are usually introduced into this narrative; but they are not of a description to demand preservation.

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