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1 Pet. v. 8.

the discharge of muskets, under Be sober, be vigilant ; because your such circumstances, is for the pur

adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, pose of driving away their dreaded walketh about, seeking whom he may

enemy; and, whatever may be the devour.

notions of these poor animals on the “ Such nights I already knew, by subject, such is certainly the effect dear-bought experience, favour the commonly produced on them, as I prowling lion, and seem to give him often myself witnessed on subse. à spirit of daringness which he sel- quent occasions. Perhaps it is, dom evinces at other times. Tak- that a certain instinct they may pos. ing advantage of the disorder and sess, enables them to discover that confusion into which the other ani. the beast does actually retreat when mals are thrown by the conflicting muskets are fired off. We could elements, which make no impression discover, from an unusual and pecuupon him, he appears to advance liar barking of the dogs, that he upon them with less caution than continued prowling round us till usual. This, at least, was now midnight; but his fears to encoun. found to be the case ; for at a little ter man, were the only obstacle to after nine, while all of us were lying prevent his carrying off his prey; in the waggons, the dogs commenced and finding it thus too strongly proa barking and howling ; the whole tected, he at last withdrew." - The of the oxen suddenly made efforts Same. to get loose, and began to express

Isaiah xl, 24. that peculiar kind of uneasiness

And the whirlwind shall take them away which, in a very intelligible manner,

as stubble. told us that a lion was not far off. There is probably something in the

Jer. xxv. 32. smell of this beast quite different And a great whirlwind shall be raised up from that of others, by which, at a from the coasts of the earth. great distance, especially if to wind. " The hottest days were often ward, his prey perceive his ap- the most calm; and at such times proach, and are warned to escape the stillness of the atmosphere was iheir danger, by instant flight. It sometimes suddenly disturbed in an was this patural or instinctive pro- extraordinary manner : whirlwinds pensity to fly, which occasioned our raising up columns of dust to a great oxen to struggle and endeavour to height in the air, and sweeping over get loose; but fortunately for them, the plain with momentary fury, were the strength of the reims prevented no unusual occurrence. As they their doing this. Yet their efforts were always harmless, it was an to disengage themselves were so vio- amusing sight to watch these tall lent, that my waggon was in great pillars of dust, as they rapidly passrisk of being overturned ; and for ed by, carrying up every light subsome time it was unsafe to remain stance to the height of from one to in it. A fire is generally sufficient even three and four hundred feet. to hold the lion at a distance; but the rate at which they travelled ours was at this time extinguished varied from five to ten miles in the by the rain ; on which account he hour; their form was seldom straight, pressed closer upon us. Fortu. nor were they quite perpendicular; nately, some muskets fired at ran- but uncertain and changing. Whendom, or aimed only by guess, had ever they happened to pass over the effect not only of keeping bim our fire, all the ashes were scattered off, but of quieting, in a great de- in an instant, and nothing remained gree, the restlessness of the cattle. but the heavier sticks and logs. The Hottentots say that the oxen Sometimes they were observed to have sagacity enough to know that disappear, and, in a minute or two

afterwards, to make their re-appear- tinued during the greater part of the ance at a distance further on. This night. The great heat, and longoccurred whenever they passed over protracted drought of the season, rocky ground, or a surface on which had evaporated all moisture from there was no dust, nor other sub- the earth, and rendered the sandy stances sufficiently light to be car- soil excessively light and dusty. ried up in the vortex. Sometimes Astonishing quantities of the finer they changed their colour, according particles of this sand were carried to that of the soil or dust which lay up by the wind, and Glled the whole in their march; and when they atmosphere; where, at a great crossed a track of country where height, they were borne along by the grass had lately been burnt, they the tempest, and seemed to be real assumed a corresponding blackness. clouds, although of a reddish hue;

“ But to-day the calin and heat while the heavier particles, descendof the air was only the prelude to a ing again, presented, at a distance, violent wind, which commenced as the appearance of mist, or driving soon as the sun had sunk, and con. rain."-The Same.


A short Account, by Bishop Pear- nently known, principally because he

son, of the ever-memorable John learned his author from an intimate conHales", prefired to his Golden verse, who was a man never to be truly Remains, 1673.

expressed but by himself.

“ I am therefore to intreat thee, reader, " ly that reverend and worthy person Mr. being deprived of the proper Plutarch, not Farindon had not died before the impres- to expect any such thing as a life from me, sion of this book, you had received from but to accept of so much only as is liere that excellent band an exact account of intended. If Mr. Hales were unknown the author's life, which he had begun, and into thee, be pleased to believe what I resolved to perfect, and prefix to this know and affirm to be true of him; if be edition. And, as the loss of him is great were known, then only be satisfied that in many particulars, so especially in this; what is published in his name did really because there was nope to whom Mr. Hales proceed from him: and more than this Was so thoronghly known as unto him, nor needs not to be spoken in reference to the Was there any so able to declare his worth, advancement of this work : because he partly by reason of his own abilities, emi- which knew or believeth what an excel

lent person Mr. Hales was, and shall be • This great man, to wliom it is no also persuaded that he was the author of small eulogium to have had Bishop Pear this book, cannot choose but infinitely de. son for his biographer, was born April 19, sire to see and read him in it. 1584, entered at Corpus Christi College, “ In order to the first of these, I shall Oxford, April 16, 1597; admitted fellow speak no more than my own long experiof Merton College, Oct. 13, 1606; fellow ence, intimate acquaintance, and high veof Eton College, May 24, 1613; accom- neration, grounded npon both, shall freely panied, in 1618, Sir Dudley Carlton, am- and sincerely prompt me to. Mr. John bassador to the Hagne, as liis chaplain, by Hales, sometime Greek professor of the which means he procured admission into University of Oxford, long fellow of Eton the Synod of Dort; returned from the College, and at last also prebendary of Synod in 1619; presented by Archbishop Windsor, was a man, I think, of as great a Laud with a canonry of Windsor, in 1639; sharpness, quickness, and subtilty of wit as ejected from his fellowship at Eton, on his ever this, or, perhaps, any nation bred. refusal to take the engagement “to be His industry did : rive, if it were possible, faithful to the commonwealth of England, to equal the largeness of his capacity, a then established, withont a King, or a whereby he became as great a master of House of Lords;" died May 19, 1656, polite, various, and universal learning, as aged 72, and was baried, according to his ever yet conversed with books. Proporown desire, in Eton church-yard. . tionate to his reading was his meditation,


which furnished him with a judgment be the world must be content to suffer the loss yond the vulgar reach of man, built opon of all his learning with the deprivation of unordinary notions, raised out of strange bimself; and yet he cannot be accused for observations and comprehensive thoughits hiding of his talent, being so communicative within himself. So that he was a most pro- that his chamber was a church, and bis. digious example of an acute and piercing chair a pulpit, wit, of a vast and illimited knowledge, of a “Only that there might be some taste severe and profound judgment.

continue of him, here are some of his re" Although this may seem, as in itself mains recollected; such as he could not it truly is, a grand eulogium ; yet I cannot but write, and such as when written were esteem him less in any thing which belongs ont of his power to destroy. These consist to a good man than in those intellectual of two parts, of Sermons, and of Letters; perfections : and had he never understood and each of them proceeded from him a letter, he had other ornaments sufficient upon respective obligations. The Letters, to endear him. For he was of a nature though written by himself, yet were (as we ordinarily speak) so kind, so sweet, wholly in the power of that honourable 80 courting all mankind, of an affability so person to whom they were sent, and by prompt, so ready to receive all conditions that means they were preserved. The of men, that I conceive it never as easy a Sermons, preached on several occatask for any one to become so knowing as sions, were snatched from him by his so obliging.

friends, and in their lands the copies were “ As a Christian, uone more ever ac- continued, or by transcription dispersed. quainted with the nature of the Gospel, of both which I need to say no more than because none more studious of the know. this, that you may be confident they are his. ledge of it, or more curious in the search, “The Editor hath sent these abroad to which being strengthened by those great explore what welcome they shall find; he advantages before mentioned, could not bath some more of bis Sermons and prove otherwise then highly effectual. He Tractates in his hands, and desires if any took indeed to himself a liberty of judging, person have any other writings of the same not of others, but for himself: and if ever author by him, that he would be pleased any man might be allowed in these matters to communicate them to the printer of to judge, it was he who had so long, so this work, T. Garthwait, upon promise, and advantageously considered, and which is any other engagement, that he will take more, never had the least worldly design in care to see them printed, and set forth by his determinations. He was not only most themselves. This, reader, is all the trouble truly and strictly just in his secular trans- thought fit to be given thee. actions, most exemplarily meek and hum

BY JOHN PEARSON. ble notwithstanding his perfections, but we subioin a letter from Mr. beyond all example charitable, giving unto all, preserving nothing but his books to

Farindon to Mr. Garthwait, which

" continue his learning and himself: which among other matters contains an inwhen he had before digested, he was forced teresting anecdote relative to the at last to feed upon, at the same time the change that took place in Mr.Hales's happiest and most unfortunate helluo of opinion, during his residence at books, the grand example of learning and Dort, on the subject of Calvinism. of the envy and contempt which followethit. “ This testimony may be truly given of


It is ac

It is as follows: his person, and nothing in it liable to the “MR. GARTHWAIT, least exception but this alone, that it “I AM very glad yon chose so judicious comes far short of him, which intimation I an overscer of those sermons of Mr. Hales' conceive more necessary for such as knew as Mr. Gunning, whom I always have had him not than all which hath been said. in high esteem both for his learning and ." In reference to the second part of my piety; and I am of his opinion, that they design, I confess, while he lived none was may pass for extraordinary. That sermon ever more solicited and urged to write, and of wresting hard places of Scripture may thereby truly to teach the world, than he; well begin your coilection. The other on none ever so resolved (pardon the expres: Rom. xiv. 1. Him that is weak in the sion '80 obstinate) against it. His facile faith receive, &c. was preached at St. Paul's and courteous nature learnt only not to Cross, and I moved him to print it. That yield to that solicitation. And therefore of “My kingdom is not of this world;" I

once saw and returned to Mr. Hales with • After his ejection from his fellow four more which I saw him pnt into Mr. ship, he was reduced to the necessity of Chillingworth's hands: I wish Dixi Cnstoselling a great part of his library for his diam were perfect, I have often heard support,

bim speak of it with a kind of com.

Some Memoirs of the Life and Character

of Dr. Eduard Pococke*, Regius Prof essor of Hebrew in the University of Oxon, as given by Mr. Locke, in two Letters to a Friend:

Oates, 23 July, 1703. SIR.-I have so great a veneration for the memory of that excellent man, whose life you tell me you are writing, that when I set myself to recollect what memoirs I can (in answer to your desire) furnish you with ; I am ashamed I have so little, in particular, to say on a subject that afforded so much. For I conclude you so well acquainted with his learning and virtue, that

placency. That of “ He spake a parable that men ought always to pray," I be lieve is his by the passage of the Spunge and the knife, which I have heard from his mouth. The sermon which you had from D, Hammond, upou Son, remember, &c. was preached at Eaton College. The other, of duels, was either one or two, and preached at the Hague, to Sir D. Carlton and his company. That you call a letter on I can do all things, is a sermon. The sermon of Peter went out and wept, ge. is onder his own liand.

One caution I should put in, that yon print nothing which is not written with his own hand, or be very careful in comparing them, for not long since one shewed me a sermon, which he said was his, which I am confident cou!d not be, for I saw nothing in it which was not vulgaris mo. nete, of a vulgar stamp, common, flat, and low. There are some sermons that I much doubt of, for there is little of his spirit and genius in then, and some that are imperfect ; that of Gen. xvii. 1. Walk before me, &c. is most imperfect, as appears by the agtographum which I saw at Eaton a fortnight since.

For his letters, he had much trouble in that kind from several friends, and I heard him speak of that friend's letter you mention pleasantly, Mr. --:He sels up tops, and I must whip them for him. But I am very glad to hear you have gained those letters into your hands written from the Synod of Dort: you may please to take notice that in bis younger days he was a Calvinist, and even then when he was employed at that Synod, and at the well pressing 3. S. John xvi, by Episcopius-- There, I bid John Calvin good night, as he has often told me. I believe they will be as acceptable, or, in your phrase, as saleable as his sermons, I would not bave you to venture those papers out of your hands to me, for they may miscarry, and I fear it would be very difficult to find another copy : peradventure I may shortly see yon, at the term I hope I sball, and then I shall advise you further the best I can about those other sermons you have.

I see you will be troubled yet awhile to put things in a right way. I have drawn in my mind the model of his life; but I am like Mr. Hales in this, which was one of his defects, not to pen any thing till I must needs.

God prosper you in your work and business you have in band, that neither the Church nor the author suffer. Your assured friend to his power,


* He was a native of the city of Ox. ford born in ford, born in the parish of St. Peter's in the East, in that city, became scholar and fellow of Corpus Christi College, in this University, and was by Archbishop Laud appointed the first Lecturer of the Arabic tongue, founded by that noble prelate in the year 1636. Afterwards Dr. Morris, the Hebrew Professor, dying March 21, the Hebrew Prnfasear duing 1647-8, (which was in the height of the visitation) bis Majesty, then a prisoner in the Isle of Wight, dominated him to that professorship, and consequently to the sixth canonry in this Church, which he had some time before, at the instance of Archbisbop Laud, and the petition of Dr. Morris, annexed to the Hebrew lecture, and by the intercession of Selden, the Parliament cousented to it. But Mr. Mills who had got possession of Dr. Payne's cadoury, quit. ted it again, and by the favour of the visitors, got bimself possessed of the sixth canonry, obliging Mr. Pococke to accept of the fourth ; which notwithstanding, he was pot permitted long to enjoy, being in the year 1561 dispossessed of it, for refusing the engagement. However, they did not deprive him of all, for they left him tbe burthen, though they took the main profits of his professorship, so that he still continued to read this and bis other (the Arabic) lecture. After that, “ he was in great danger of losing his parsonage of Childry, attending the committee at seve ral of their meetings, to know his doom, Many articles were exhibited against him, froin which he so well cleared bimself, that no crime wonld stick. At length insufficiency was pitched upon to bear bim down, whereupon Dr. Owen, who was one of the number, could not forbear to say, " that they took the ready way to muke themselves infamous, the person whom they were now censuring in this manner, being of such extraordinary learning, as was famous through the world."-Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy. P. 104,

I suppose it would be superfluons to trouble often complain of (and, I think, not without you on those heads. However, give me reason) that a due consideration of his age leave not to be wholly silent upon this and health could not make him abate. occasion : so extraordinary an example, in Thongh he was a man of the greatest temso degenerate an age, deserves for the rarity, perance in himself, and the farthest from and I was going to say, for the incredi- ostentation and vanity in his way of living : bility of it, the attestation of all that knew yet he was of a liberal mind, and given to him, and considered his worth. The hospitality : which, considering the smallChristian world is a witness of his greatness of his preferments, and the numerous learning ; that, the works he published family of children he had to provide for. would not suffer to be concealed: nor might be thought to have out-done those could bis devotion and piety be hid, and who made more noise and shew. His name. be unobserved in a college where bis con- which was in great esteem beyond sea, and stant and regular assisting at the cathedral that deservedly, drew on himn visits from service, never interrupted by sharpness of all foreigners of learning, who came to weather, and scarce restrained by down- Oxford to see that university. They never right want of health, shewed the temper failed to be highly satisfied with his great and disposition of his mind. But his other knowledge and civility, which was not always virtues and excellent qualities, had so without expence. Thongh at the restostrong and close a covering of modesty ration of King Charles, when prelerment and unaffected humility, that though they rained down upon some men's heads, his sbone the brighter to those who had the merits were so overlooked, or forgotten, opportunity to be more intimately ac- that he was barely restored to what was quainted with him, and eyes to discern his before, without receiving any new preand distinguish solidity from shew, and ferment then, or at any time after ; yet I esteem virtue that sought not reputation; never heard him take any the least notice yet they were the less taken notice and of it, or make the least complaint in a talked of by the generality of those to case that would have grated sorely on some whom he was not wholly unknown. Not men's patience, and liave filled their months that he was at all close and reserved, with murmuring, and their lives with disbut on the contrary, the readiest to com content. But he was always unaffectedly municate to any one that consulted himn. cheerful; no marks of any thing that lay Indeed he was not forward to talk, nor ever heavy at his heart for his being neglected, would be the leading man in the discourse, ever broke from him. He was so far from though it were on a subject that he under having any displeasure lie concealed there, stood better than any of the company; and that whenever any expressions of dissatiswould often content himself to sit still and faction for what they thought hard usage hear others debate, in matters which he broke from others in his presence, he always himself was more a master of. He had diserted the discourse : and if it were any often the silence of a learner, where be body with whom he thought he might take had the knowledge of a master: and that that liberty, he silenced it with visible not with a design, as is often, that the marks of dislike. ignorance any one betrayed, might give bim T hough be was not, as I said, a forthe opportunity to display his own knowward, much less an assuming talker, yet ledge with the more lustre and advantage, he was the farthest in the world from sollen to their shame; or censure them when or morose. He wonld talk very freely, they were gone. For these arts of triumph and very well of all parts of learning, beand ostentation, frequently practised by sides that wherein he was known to excel. men of skill and ability, were utterly un- But this was not all; he could discourse known to him ; it was very seldom that he very well of other things. He was not contradicted any one; or if it were neces- unacquainted with the world, though he sary at any time to inform any one better, made no show of it. His backwardness who was in a mistake, it was in so soft to meddle in other people's matters, or to and gentle a manner, that it bad pothing enter into debates, where names and sperof the air of dispute or correction, and sons were brought upon the stage, and seemed to have little of opposition in it. I judgments and censures were hardly avoidnever heard him say any thing that put ed, concealed his abilities in matters of any one that was present the least out of business and conduct from most people, countenance ; nor ever censure, or so much But yet I can truly say, that I knew not as speak diminishingly of any one that was any one in that university, whom I would absent. He was a man of no irregular more willingly consult in any affair that appetites; if he ipdnlged any one too much, required consideration, nor whose opinion it was that of study, which his wife would I thought better worth the hearing than

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