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brieus, Primate of the Syrian Church in the thirteenth century, and who was unquestionably the most learned man of his day, said to his scholars, on his death-bed, “If ye continue in love, I will be amongst you.” This Primate was a Syrian, and spoke Syriac; here, then, is a Syriac phrase, contained in his address to his scholars, “I will be amongst you," exactly equivalent to the Syriac phrase of Jesus, " I will be in the midst of you.” Did the good Primate mean to say, that after death he would be really personally present with his students, and thus lay claim to ubiquity? By no means; he merely signified, that as long as they loved one another, they would be acting upon the principles he had so strongly inculcated,-acting as if they were still beneath the survey of his eye, and the echo of his voice.
This at once removes any difficulty which might attach itself to the promise of Jesus. Where two or three are gathered together in my name”-assembled as my disciples, and acting under my authority, _“there am I in the midst of them,” by. that authority which I have delegated to them, by the powers
which I have communicated to them to perform miracles, and by my spirit and the spirit of my Gospel-the spirit of peace, and purity, and affection which shall prevail in their councils, and animate their devotions.
The exquisite parable, in recommendation of mercy, which concludes this chapter, wherein the king forgives one of his servants ten thousand talents, and the beneficiary refuses to forgive his fellow-servant four hundred pence, is strongly corroborative of the explanations once given of the words “ Lord” and “worship.”—See respectively on Chap. vii. 21, and viii. 2.
« The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all,” (verse 26.) Here, “worship” is paid, and the title “Lord” awarded to a king, a merely human being, differing from his worshipper only in rank, power, and possessions. The meaning evidently is, that the servant made him obeisance, and called him Sir, or Master.
OF War's fell spirit, and its dire results,
Hark! the loud clarion's call now rends the air,
Feeds his insatiate wrath! In deep dismay,
spares the unarm’d, terror-stricken band
And thus the hero's" made! For this the wreath Around his brow is twined; while thoughtless crowds Their homage pay,
« Behold the man!”.
And thou, fair Hogomont! how sweetly gay
recline; No more within thy halls, the
gay To softest music bend the willing ear,
Or on thy velvet lawns of bright young green,
W. Earl. During the Battle of Waterloo, the Chateau of Hogomont, situated on the right of the British line, was occupied by the Allied troops. Many desperate attempts were made on the part of the French to get possession of it; but all failed. At length they succeeded in setting it on fire, when several hundreds of wounded men who had been conveyed there for safety, perished in the flames.
ON THE DEGREE OF GUILT, SUPPOSED_BY SOME
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, AND OTHERS, TO HAVE BEEN INCURRED BY THE JEWS, ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR HAVING PUT JESUS CHRIST TO DEATH.
BY A CHRISTIAN IN SPIRIT. WHILE the practice of Christian charity is recommended and enforced as a Christian command, there is very little of that feeling exhibited by professing Christians towards the Jews—a people whom we are sedulously taught from childhood to abhor; but why, it is not easy to perceive. Jesus commands his followers to conduct themselves towards their enemies, in a manner very different from that which they exhibit towards the Jews; and the Jews not being enemies, Christians ought to be the more ashamed of giving way to the feelings of contempt and detestation, which have been so much and so improperly encouraged and acted upon as religious duty, for nearly two thousand years. When, however, we consider the conduct of professing Christians towards each other, we cannot be surprised at that adopted towards the Jews; at least while we neglect to investigate the merits of their case.
The short investigation now to be attempted, will probably excite considerable surprise, in reference to its result, among those who have blindly followed a creed, without taking the trouble to reflect, provided they permit the better feelings of their nature to operate while they read.
The Jews are described as an obstinate and stiff-necked race. Why? Is it because they persist in believing that the Old Testament contains the oracles of God? No; Christians entertain the same belief. Is it because they believe these oracles to contain a promise that a Messiah or Deliverer was to be sent to them? No; in this Christians also agree. The difference between the Jew and the Christian is simply this, that the former still expect their Messiah; while the latter insist, that Messiah has already come. Which party has the best title to interpret the books in which the promise is contained, and to determine what is and what is not to be expected, is not the question now to be discussed. The Jews, interpreting the oracles specially given to them, expect, through