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a long while, when the time conspired with the orders of the queen to produce a filence lo profound, that bad not her Itarts now and then recalled my senses, hardly could my half-closed eyes have difcerned the pages over, which they wandered The door flew suddenly open-a form so fairs.fo fragilesso calamitous appeared there, that hardly durft my beating heart call it Ellinor. The queen started up with a feeble quicknessy but had only power to faller out a convallive ejaculation instantly remembered Elizabeth believed her dead, and imar gined this her fpectre. The beauteous phantom (for surely never mortal looked to like an inhabitant of another world) funk on one knee, and while her long garments of black flow. ed gracefully over the foar, she lifted up her eyes towardsheats ven, with that namelels sweetness, that wild ineffable besi nignity, madness alone can give, then meekly bowed before Elizabeth. The queen, heart-itruck, fell back into her featus without voice to pronounce a syllable. Ellinot arose, and ap.: proached hill nearer i landing a few moments, cheaked and filent. “I once was proud, was passionate, indignant, faid the sweet inexpreflible anguish, but heaven forbidsime now to be fou Oh! you who was furely born only to_chalize my unhappy. race, forgive me I have no longer any fenle but that of one row," - Again the sunk upon the door, and gave way to fobel. bings she ifruggled in vain to suppress

. The queen draggedal me convulsively to her, and burying her face in my bofom; ex-s claimed indiltinaly," save me--sayemeroh, Peinbroke, fave me from this ghanly spectre "Elfe xrefox-Ellex V. groaned forth the proftrate Ellinor, exprellively raising het white hand at each touching repetition, she violent Huddered ings of the queen, marked the deep effect that fatal name: cook on her," Somebody told me, continuou the lovely wanderer, that he was in the Tower, but I have looked there for him till I am weary is there a colder, safer prison, then? but is a pri... fon a place for your favourite, and can you condemn him to the grave ? —Ah, gracious Heaven, itrike off his headinhis beauteous head !-Seal up those sparkling eyes for ever. Oh, no, I thought not, said the with an altered voice - So you hid him here after all, only to torment me. But Eflex will noto fee me suffer-will you, my lord ? Solo-lomshe flow progress of her eyes round the room, shewed, the in imagina-. tion followed his ilepsom"Yes yes, --added he, with revived spirits, I thought that voice would prevail, for who could ever relift it pu and only I need die then; well, I do not mind that I will steal into his prison and suffer in his place, but be sure you do not tell him fo, i for he loves mesuah ! dearly does he love me, but I alone need figh at that, you know." And figh She did indeed. . -Oh! what a world of woe was drawn up in a single breath! The long filence which followed induced the queen once more.to raile her head the fame sad object met

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her eyes, with this differenee, that the sweet creature now ftood up again, and patting one white hana to her forehead, the halforaised the other, as earnestly demanding still to be heard, though her vague eyes Thewed her purpose had escaped her.

16h, now remember 11, trefumea the, a not mind how you have me murdered, but let me be bèried

in Fotheringaxa and be fure I have women

to attend me' Be fure of that you knowlehe reason. This incoherent reference to the unprecedented fate of her royal mother, affected Elizabeth deeply.-“But could not you let me once more fue him before i die? resumed the dear wandeter...Oh?

what pleasure would it give me to viewhim on the throne only do fee him there! claimelt fire in the voice of furprife and traofport. Benign, majeftic ! LAB, how glorious in his beauty who would not die

Thall him!” groaned forth the agonized Elizabeth Me married to him refamed our friend, replying to fome imaginary speech, oh, no, I took warning by my sitter I will have no more bloody marriages ! you see I have no ring, wildly displaya ing her hands, except a black one ; a black one indeed, it you knew all-but I need not tell you tha_have I'my lord ook up here is my love he himself thalktan you. he caught the hand terror had caused Elizabeth to extend, bue faintly Thrieking, drew back her own, surveying it with inexpressible hbproto b«Oh, you have dipe mine in blood! exclaimed the, a mother's blood! I am all contaminated

11 runs cold to my have you murdered him at last, in spite of your dotage, and your promises pl murdered the most noble of mankind! and all because he could not love you. Fye on your wrinkles ! - can one dove age and uglinefsi-_Oh, how thote artificial locks, and all your paintings Sickened him How have we laughed at such preposterous folly But I have done with laughing now —we will talk of graves, and throuds, and church-yards, Methinks I fain would know where my poor filter lies buriedyour will fay in my heart perhap-it has indeed entombed ail I love; yet there most be some little anknown corner in this world, one might call her grave, if one could but tell where tot find it: there the rells at last with her Leicelter-he

was your favourite tool-a bloody, bloody' diftin&tion.” queen who had with difficulty preserved her senses till this cutting period, now funk back into a deep fwoon"

udguodo! has attended, in these yolumes, more carefully to

in which we observed, that he had been deficient in the first yolumesand, on the whole, has fully answered the expectations she had raised.. Her history is, indeed, a tale of woe, and the wrath of heaven feems, in every instance, to pursue its faireit offspring. This is probably, a double erFor we are led to feel, that the molt guarded conduct, and

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the most virtuous intentions, cannot save us from diftress; and, from seeing that these cannot ensure fuccess, we may neglect to deserve it : in another view, misfortunes lofe their effect by their being continually presented to the mind, without a livid ray to break through the cloud, without a pleasing prospect, or a short enjoyment to contráft them. We think our author has been too uniformly gloomy: the mind finks under continued distress in real life ; it efcapes from imaginary misfortunes ; and the attention fails, when there is no respite for the wounded feelings. The great, though not the only source from which pleasure is derived, in consequence of the representation of distressing scenes,' is the emotion, 'or rather the employment of the mind, on fubje&s which interest it. When this employment is too long continued, fatigue rather than gratification is the consequence.i Perhaps' mifs Lee might have attained a greater proportion of fame, if the had attended to this circumitance; yet her other merits are fo considerable, that we have no reafon to fear the reputation of her work will be greatly lessened by it.

The language is not like that of the age of Elizabeth it is in some instances incorrect, and occasionally obscure; yet her descriptions are clear, animated, and vivid ; the incidents varied and numerous; the different adventures related with spirit and precision : and the reflections juit, pertinent, and moral..

Eight Sermons on the Prophecies respecting the Destruction of Ferufalem, preached bafore the University of Oxford, in the Pear 1785. At the Lecture founded by the late Rev. Jobn Bamp10n, M. A. Canon of Salisbury. By Ralph Churton, M. 4. Fellow of Brafen Nofe College. 8vo. 45.

White. SHOULD the reader, in these Sermons, expect that grace,

fplendour, and animation of style, which fo highly diftin. guished the late discourses' of Mr. Professor White, at this Lecture, he will probably be disappointed, not but that Mr Chørton's language is sometimes very spirited, often intereft. ing, and generally not ill suited to the nature of the subject he treats.

Sermon I. on Matt. vi. '10. Thy Kingdom come, --- in which the author displays learning and critical skill, has a little too inuch of the stiff air of a differtation for the pulpit. The author is of opinion, that this verse of St. Matt. xvi. 28. Derily 1 Jay-unto you, there be some standing here which fall not taste of Death till they see the Son of Man coming in his King

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dm-refers to our Saviour's transfiguration. He allows, that the best of our commentators do not refer it to that event; but infiits that Origen, Chryfoftom, and the rest of the fathers, unanimously apply it so; and seconds their opinion with some plausible reasoning.

The author, on Matt. xxvi. 29. I will not drink henceforth of this Fruit of the Vine until that Day when I shall drink it with you in my Father's Kingdom-does not admit the more common interpretations of this passage ; but thinks that, without any figure, it may be understood of the time between our Lord's refurrection and afcenfion; during which, we know, to prove beyond dispute the verity of his body, he condescended both to eat and drink with his disciples.-Our limits will not allow us to enter into the arguments on which this opinion is founded.

Serm. JI. is on Matt. xxiv, 14. This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the World, for a Witness unto all Nations, and then fball the End come. From this text we learn, according to our author, one of the figns which our Saviour gave to his disciples, whereby it might be known, that the desolation of the Temple, and the overthrow of the Jewish ftate, were nigh at hand.

Serm. III. Matt. xxiv. 4, 5. Take Heed that no Man deceive you. For many fhall come in my Name, saying, I am Chrift; and shall deceive many.

Here Mr. Churton discovers another mark of the time of the approaching vengeance, mentioned in the foregoing discourse. The distinctions our author fixes betwixt true and false prophets, and true and false workers of miracles, are ingenious, and evince considerable ability.

Serm. IV. Matt. xxiv. 8. All these are the beginning of Sorrows. The figns of wrath, and the commencement of trouble, are, in this Sermon, illustrated in an interesting and convincing manner, from Josephus's Wars of the Jews.

Serm. V. Luke xxi. 20, 21. Wien ye fall see Jerusalem compassed with Armies, then know, that the Desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee 10 the Mountains. The accomplishment of Chrift’s prophecy shews the probable meaning of the abomination of disclation, to be the Roman ftandards, in the army of Caius Cæftios appearing on the feast of tabernacles, in the year 66, at Jerusalem ; and that, by the holy place, was meant no more than the city in general. This, point being treated at large, the author concludes the difs course with the providential delivery of the Chriftians, who at that time flew from Jerusalem to Pella, in consequence of the injunction given them in the text to depart,

Serm. VI.

Serm. VI. Luke xix, 41, 42, 43, 44: And wher he was come near, he beheld the cry and wept over it, &c.

:-on the mic series of the siege, and the final dissolution of the city and the temple. This discourse is chiefy historical, and abounds with affecting circumstances, well described.

Serm: VII. Rom. xi.'25, 26. Fryould not that gye should be ignorant (left ge should be wife in your own' Conceits) that blindnef, in Pari is happened to Ifrael, until the Fulnefs, of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved. May of the evidences from the old and New Testament, relative to the final conversion of the Jews, are here lightly touched upon, but in a way that gives satisfaction. This

sermon completes the plan of the author's course of lectures,

Serm. VII. Johri Niv. 29. I bwue told you before it come io pasi, rhat when it is comme to pass ya might believe. This last discourse is little more than a recapitulation of the principal points of argument in the foregoing Serinons in which sum, mary view these points are forcibly fetchediye

We hhall conclude this article with the following thort but fpirited reflection towards the end of this faits discourse.

· Had these prophecies been forged, had they been prog duced yefterday, and accommodated to the circumstances of all pait ages, the face of things to-day might bely the predictions, and expofe the impostorzi det this singular people he no longer diferent from other people, let them adopt the religions, and become members of the frates of the various countries, whether Christian, Mahometan, or Pagan, xvherein they reide; melt them down in the mass of mankind, and let them not be distinguishable from cathen men; or, if you choose, separate theint from the midst of other nations, tranf.. plant them into some unoccupiest region, colonize with them fome uninhabited island, and let them there observe their religion and their laws) 19 Oni cither supposition, (and either is poflible, if the holyo fcriptures are not true) you demonstrate those prediaions to be forgeries, which declare that their in. fidelity and disperion thallsbe of equal duration; that, they firall continue distinct, not till they lwerve to, idolatry, or fink into Mahometism, bet till they look upon Him whom they pierced: Days and years roll on, nand sweep away in their course the operations of mea, and the dreams of ;errorbut truth is a pillar of adamant, immoveable as the poles of hea. ven. Seventeen centuries have passed over the fons of disper. fion, and feen them the objects of conttant wretchedness ; nor would seventeen thonland, see them extinct, or their fituation altered, should they nor in the mean time embrace the gospel.

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