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Believer's Death,..
564 | Reflections on Death, ...

751
Boasters of high birth, .............
564 | Resignation and Hope,.......

369
Bull of Jubilee for the past year,.....
874 Retrospection, ......

819
CAIN, the Death of, .....
850 | Rings and Satellites of Saturn, .

948
Childhood, .......

SATIRE, ......

293
Christian Mariner's Song,.
1049 Saturday Evening, .............

56
Climbing Boy's Complaint,.,

752 Saviour's Nativity, Hymn on the, .
Confidence and Credit,.......
756 Scawton Wood, a Sonnet,...........

949
Dante's Inscription over the Gate of Scene in Arcadia, ....

966
Hell, .................... 1135 Scottish Chief to the Mansion of his
David's Lament for Saul and Jovatban, 368

Ancestors, ............... 563
Death of an infidel Philosopher, .... 750 Sketch, ........

................. 76
Desk to the Palpit, .......

273 | Smiles of Deity,...................
Disappointment, ...................

366 Sonnets,(Gloom,Sorrow, Mutability,)561,662
EASTER,.............:::

365 Song to Jessey, ................... 673
Elegy on the Death of a Bat, .

172 Spring, .................. 559, 660, 755
Epitaphs from the Greek, ...... 959 Stanzas to a Lamb, 462—by G. Y. H. . 845
Evening Star, 294-Meditation,....

564

to a Young Lady, ........... 944
- Primrose,..............

387
FAITHFUL Friend, to a, .......... 662 Sun, Ode to tbe,................... 658
Forget me Not, and the Rejoinder,. 994 Sunrise in May, 560—and Sunset, .... 754
Fountains Abbey,........

177 TEMPLE of the Muses, an Ode. ...... 271
Fragment,........................

367 Triumphant Entry of a Saint into Heaven, 1048
Good Friday,.....................

363 Twenty-third Psalm, .............. 948
Gormire Lake, Yorkshire, ....... 949 Valley of Elab, (1 Sam. xvii.) ...... 1131
Grave, by the Village Poet,.......... 993 Verses by a Village Poet, ........... 924
"HAVING a desire to depart,” (Pbil. i.) 1051, Vicissitude, or Winter anticipated,.... 77

1131 WANDERING Eliza,................ 852
Heroic Virtue, bright Example of,.... 173 We meet no more, Lines to a Sister, .. 1047
Hill of Ambition,.......

.... 1136 Welcome to Spring,................ 478
Hope, 275, 1052—the Nursing of, .... 175 Wreck of the Rosalband,............ 77
Jesus walking on the Sea, .......... 274

Your Fathers, wbere are they? ...... 944
"I know that my Redeemer liveth," ZION's Lamentation on the Death of
(Job xix.) ............... 1049

Missionaries, ............. 557
Indian Boy, an American

Poem,...... 1130
Inquiry, ...........
LAMENT on the Death of Mr. Scott,... 562

1136

Reviews.
Lines on the Slave Trade, ...........

on the Head of Christ,.. .. 1131 | Advice to Apprentices, by H. G. Wat-
— to Two Young Ladies, ......... 463

written in Affliction,........ 1049 -- to Cottagers, by S. Thornton,. 580
— to a Widow and Daughter, . 1050 Amulet, or Christian and Literary Re-
- of Sympathy, 1046—to a Lady,.. 756

nembrancer,.............. 1052
to Melancholy,851—to M- M—, 277 | BABYLON and Infidelity foredoomed, by
- to the Mignonette, ............. 927

E. Irving,................ 853
Lost Spirit, from the Poem of the, ....

Benevolence, by J. W, White,....... 1146
Lovers, the Two,.......

186 | Boyne Water, by the O'Hara Family, . 757
Miser, Character of a, .....

677 | CABINET Lawyer, &c. .............. 1137
- Epitaph on a, ....

752 Catechism of Anatomy for Youth, ......
Missionary Anticipations, ..

1046 Catholic Faith, &c. by H. S. Boyd, Esq. 954
Missionary's Tomb, ................l

1136 Christian Psalmist, by J. Montgomery,. 662
Moon, to the, ..................

277 Chronology of Ancient History, by Mrs.
My Native Land, .................. 659

Sherwood, ............... 666
Mystery Explained, or Similes on Time, 74 Commentary on the Book of Psalms, by
Negro's Petition, 276—Anticipation,. 367

Horne, ..................
New-Year's Day,..................

Cook and Housewife's Manual, by Mrs.
Overthrow of Antichrist, (Rev. xix.

Dods, ................... 578
&c.) ..............

464 Cottage Comforts, by Mrs. Hewlett, .. 388
PALESTINE, ....................

848 DARTMOOR, a Poem, by N. Carrington, 477
Papal Excommunication,............ 574 Death-bed Scenes,...

.. 391
Persian Iris, on seeing one fade, ...... 1051 Deism Refuied, by T. H. Horne,...... 763
Philosophy of Angels, 461—of Man,.. 655 Dictionary of Mechanical Science, the
Playful Kitten,.......

Arts, &c. by Dr. Jamieson,.. 1139
Prayer, .................. 286, 664, 943 Difficulties of Infidelity, by G. F. Pa-
REFLECTIONS at the Setting San, ..... 674 |

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Discourses on the way of instruction by Osric, a Missionary Tale, by Cbar. Eli-
Catechism, by Dr. Watts, ..

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386
Discourses—Christian Character, by J. PARISH Apprentice, or History of Sarab
... Bryan, ........
474 . Lock, ..................

91
Divine Sovereignty, by R. Wilson,.. 864 Philosophy of Religion, by T. Dick, ... 565
Domestic Preacher,..........

Piety Exemplified, &c. by J. Thornton,.
ELEGANT Letter-Writer, .....

Poems, by John Pooley, ............

294
Evangelical Rambler, vol. iii. .

Poetical Trifles, by a Youth,......... 674
FIELD Flowers,

965 Prospect, and other Poems, by E.Moxon, 675
Forget me Not, .......

82 Protestant Vindicator, by R. Oxlad, .. 89
Friendship's Offering, by T. K. Hervey, Psalms and Hymns, by H. F. Barder,. 284
Fruits of Faith, by Hugh Campbell,... 85 RELIGION of the Reformation, &c..... 759
HEART: Odes, Poems, &c. by Percy Remarks, &c, on John Milton, by Dr.
Rolle, ...................1147

Channing,...

966
Hebrew Tales, by H. Hurwitz, ...... 481 Review : Notices of various works, 89, 761,
History of Methodism in Great Yar-

868
month, ..................

579 Rise and Progress of Religion, by Dr.
Hymns, by John Bowring, .......... 187

Doddridge, .............. 763
Janus, or the Edinburgh Literary. Al Robert Raikes, Esq. sketch of the life of, 1057

manack, .......... .......... 389 Raptures, Practical Treatise on, ..... 90
Important Advice to the World, by J. Saal among the Prophets, &c. by J.
Morrison, .......

189
Pearson, .................

678
Josceline and Julia, &c. by E. C. Rich, 673 Sermons in Barbadoes, by W.J. Shrews-
LABYRINTH, or Popish Circle, by R.

bury,....................
Watson, ..................
..... 576

by the Rev. W. Andrews, ... 866
Lectures on Popery, by W. Groser, ... 668 Shipwreck of the Apostle Paul, ...... 485
Legends of the North, by Mrs. H. Rolls, 574 Sketch of Ancient Geography, hy a Lady, 393
Life of John Braithwaite, by R. Dickin Solitary Musings, by Ann Webster, .. 292
son,.....

283 Sonnets, &c. by D. L. Richardson,.... 184
Bernard Gilpin, by W. Gilpin,. 764 Spirit and Manners of the Age, ....... 968
Lost Spirit, by John Lawson, .......

Stanzas to a departed Saint, .........

186
Magic Ring, a Romance, ...........

483 Sanday-School Union, Annual Report of, 89
Manual of Classical Biography, by J.W. Tour through Hawaii, by W. Ellis, ... 370
M oss, ...................

384 Treatise concerning Religious Affection, 762
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the Elements of Natural His. Tributes to the Dead, by H. S. Boyd,.. 959

tory, by J. F. Blamenbach,.. Visit to the Rectory of Passy, &c. ... 575
Memoirs of a Deist,......

83 Voyage to Immanuel's Land, &c. ..... 765
Morning Meditations, &c. ........... 392 WARMING and Ventilating, Theory of, 1061
“ My Thought Book,” by J.P. Thomas, 572 Wesleyana, a Selection, ............ 575
Old Friends in a New Dress,........ 485 | Worcester Field, by Agnes Strickland, . 966

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1. James Kidd, D.D. &c. .......... 18 7. Richard Robert Jones, ..... 593
2. Rev. David Bogue, .............

113 Views of Jerusalem, and the Mosque
3. James Scarlett, Esq. ............ 209

at Medina, .............

642
-Sketch of the Comet of 1825,..... 267 8. Rev. Samuel Warren, LL.D........ 689
4. Rey. William Ellis, Missionary, .. 305 9. Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D.. 785
5. Mr. Thomas Bakewell, ........... 401 10. Granville Sharp, Esq. ..........

881
6. Shute Barrington, LL.D. Bishop of 11. Robert Baron Gifford, ...........

Durbam, ................. 497 | 12. James Northcote, Esq. R.A....... 1073

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Imperial Magazine;

OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.

JAN.

THE TORCR OF LITERATURE ILLUMINATES THE PATHS OF WISDOM.

11826.

MEMOIR OF

| resting fields of knowledge, many inTHE REV. JAMES KIDD, D.D. &c.

dividuals have acquired much honour

able distinction in the Christian church; ( With a Portrait.)

and, embalmed in the writings with AMONG the public characters which which they have enriched the world, present themselves to the notice of the their names will descend to posterity biographer, the pious divine occupies withundiminished lustre. . Many others the foremost rank. To him, the events, are still pursuing the same glorious cathe incidents, and the revolutions wbich | reer, and in due time they will reap the the world calls magnificent and glori- harvest of all their toil. ous, are only objects of inferior con But among the divines of the presideration. He views them as fluctu- sent day, few have been more indeating in their nature, limited in their fatigable in their researches, or bave extent, and transitory in their dura- prosecuted their inquiries with a tion. He therefore mounts above their greater degree of spirit and acuteinfluence, penetrates futurity, mixes ness, than the subject of this memoir, with spiritual agents, and holds com of whom we now proceed to give some munion with God.

brief account. In his boundless excursions of The Rev. JAMES KIDD was born thought, he ranges through the em- near Lougbbrickland in the county of pires of intellect and morals, explores Down, Ireland, on the 6th day of Nov., the latent motive in its dark recess, 1764. His parents were of humble situatraces its influence in the production tion in life, yet highly respectable in of overt action, and, connecting ef-their station. Soon after Mr. Kidd's fects with their proximate and distant birth, he had the misfortune to lose causes, learns to estimate the impor- his father;--and his mother, who was tance of those consequences, which, left with three sons, of whom he was in all their greatness, can only be per- the youngest, removed to her native ceived by the light that beams from place, Bronghshane, in the county of revelation on the realities of eternity. Antrim. Here he received the first

Illuminated by the inspired volume, rudiments of his edacation, from the he passes the bridge which it throws careful attention of his mother, and of across the gulf of death; and, leaving an uncle who was considerably better the mutations of time, expatiates in informed than most country farmers the regions of immortality. From per- | at that period. ceiving simple existence, he proceeds From the first leaf of the Shorter Chato inquire into its mode, and finds it techism, agreed upon by the assembly connected with everlasting happiness of divines at Westminster, and apor misery. In his development of pointed by the General Assembly of moral principle, he discovers a path the Church of Scotland, he was taught by which he ascends to the divine per- the alphabet; and after spelling and fections, and, combining earth and reading each question in rotation, he heaven together, be beholds man in an committed the whole to memory. Thus immediate connexion with the justice was he grounded, in the early years and mercy of God.

of cbildhood, in the doctrines of that Awed into reverence at the disco-church of which he was destined to veries he has made, he learns also, become so distinguished a member. from the inspired volume, how God is His memory, too, was cultivated by accessible to man; and it is the busi- exercise, at a period when that faculty ness of his life to direct sinners to the is rarely called into action; and to throne of mercy, through the Saviour this circumstance may be mainly attriwhom the scripture reveals. . buted those wonderfully retentive Traversing these ample and inte- | powers which supply at will, to his 85,--VOL. VIII,

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