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Ere time-O who can stretch a thought
To unborn date, when time was not,
Or light from total darkness brought,
Or order in the system known?
When atoms, particles refin'd,
Chaos of nature, uncombin'd,
Was all, except th' Eternal Mind,

Whose wisdom fills the radient throne !

Unbounded love, th' Eternal Cause,
Or He who gave to nature laws,
Eternally without a pause,

Self-mov'd, omnipotent divine;
Whose presence fills the vast expanse,
Did his own gracious will advance,
Celestial glories to enhance-
Eternity gave birth to time.

The system moves, the orbits form,
The sparkling gems the skies adorn,
And light proclaims th' effulgent morn,
Which shone to Deity alone;
Revolving wheels in motion turn,
Their days and nights, and seasons learn,
All big with life, with ardor burn,
Kind providence with joy to own.

Th' eternal principle of life,
In nature's law is brought to birth,
Millions come forth, with joy and mirth,
The work of an Almighty arm;
Whose hand supports, whose hand defends,
Whose goodness every blessing sends,
Whose mercy unto all extends-

He will deliver us from harm.


No. 1. Page 16, line 7, for breast, read beast-p. 29,1. 22,ƒ. least, r. lest.

No. 2. p. 71, 7. 22, f. more, r. no more.

No. 3. p. 137, bottom line, after the word gone, r. before me— 5. 188, 1. 5, from bottom, f. of some, r. in some-p. 139, l. 1, dele is-p. 140, l. 20, f. notions, r. motions-ibid, l. 2 & 25, after the word extrinsic, r. or intrinsic-p. 146. last period, r. But brothery love is a safe barrier against a persecuting spirit; it is a devouring fire to all the machinations of the enemy of righteousness, and to all the hay, wood and stubble, &c.-p. 147, l. 18, f. , r. and—p. 161, I. 1, f. hence, r. here-p. 184, at the bottom, the whole of the following, after the word crystal, was left out through mistake. "And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river was the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were For the healing of the nations."

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which grew also in the midst of the garden, was then, no doubt, what it is now, which we may understand by the following scriptures. Rom. viii. 20, «For the creature was made subject to vanity, not wilingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope." vii. 23, "But I see another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." In this place perhaps It will be well to notice the two trees as represented by St. Paul In this 7th Chapter to the Romans, by two laws. In the 12th worse he says, " Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandnent holy, and just and good." Verse 14, For we know that he law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin." Verse 16, "If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good." Verse 21, "I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me." This law has been noticed from the 23d verse. In chap. 8th. 2, These laws are noticed in such a way as to give a clear idea of their powers and nature. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

P. 186, l. 20, f. when r. where-p. 187, l. 6, f. least, r. lest.


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