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Poetry:

Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet seclum in favilla
Teste Petro et Sibylla.

Quantus tremorest futurus,
Quando judex est venturus,
Cuncta stricte discussurus.

Tuba mirum, spargens somum
Per sepulchra regionum
Coget omnes aute thronum.

Mors stupebit et natura,
Cum resurget creatura
Judicandi responsura.

Liber scriptus proferetur,
In quo totum continetur
Unde mundus judicetur.

Judex ergo cum sedebit,
Quicquid latet, apparebit, ,
Nil inultum remanebit.

Quid sum, miser, tum dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum mec justus sit securus.

Rex tremendae majestatis,
Qui salvandos salvas gratis,
Salva me, foms bonitatis.

Recordare, Jesu pie,
Quod sum causa tua vitae:
Neme perdas illa die!

Quaerens me venisti lassus,
Redemisti cruce passus:
Tantus labor non fit cassus !

Juste judex ultionis
Donum fac remissionis
Ante diem rationis.

Ingemisco tanquam reus,
Culpa rubet vultus meus,
Deprecanti parce Deus!

Qui Mariam absolvi,ti
Et latronem exaudisti
Mihi quoque spem dedisti.

Preces meae non sunt digna:
Sed tu, Bone, fac benique
Ne perenni cremer igue.

Inter oves locum praesta
Etab hadis me sequestra
Statuens in parte dextra.

Confutatis maledictis
Flammis acribus addictis
Vocame cum benedictis.

Ut consors beatitatis
Vivam cum justificatis \
In aevum aetermitatis.

Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum, quasi cinis,
Ger curam mei finis.

Translation of the above by Lord Roscom Mox.

[It is to be observed that his Lordship begins his version, or rather paraphrase, at the 5th stanza of the Latin: Dies ire, dies illa; and he has injudiciously altered Peter to David.]

HE day of wrath, that dreadful day,
Shall the whole world in ashes lay,
As David and the Sibyls say.

What horror will invade the mind, -
When the strict judge who would be kind,
Shall have few venial faults to find.

The The last loud trumpet's wondrous sound Shall thro' the rending tombs rebound, And wake the nations under ground.

Nature and death shall with surprize Behold the pale offender rise, And view the Judge with conscious eyes.

Then shall, with universal dread,
The sacred mystic roll be read,
To try the living and the dead.

The judge ascends his awful throne,
He makes each secret sin be known,”
And all with shame confess their own.
Oh! then what int’rest can I make,
To save my last important stake, . . .
When the most just have cause to quake!

Thou mighty formidable king,
Thou mercy's unexhausted spring,
Some comfortable pity bring.

Forget not what my ransom cost,
Nor let my dear-bought soul be lost,
In storms of guilty terror tost.

Thou, who for me didst feel such pain, Whose precious blood the cross did stain, Let not these agonies be vain.

Thou, whom avenging pow'rs obey, , ,
Cameel my debt, too great to pay,
Before the sad accounting day.
Surrounded with amazing fears, -
Whose load my soul with anguish bears, 3
I sigh, I weep; accept my tears. ... "

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Give my exalted soul a place. I
Among thy chosen right-hand race,
The sons of God, and heirs of grace.
From that insatiable abyss,
Where flames devour, and serpents hiss,
Promote me to thy seat of bliss !
Prostrate, my contrite heart I bend;
My God, my Father, and my Friend,
Do not forsake me in the end.
Well may they curse their second breath,
Who'rise to a reviving death.
Thou great Creator of mankind,
Let guilty man compassion find!

FOR THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE.

Verses written on a blank Leaf of the Orphans of

Llangloed."

TRUE to life's changing scenes, fair moralist,

1 Thy pencil here pourtrays the human lot;
Nor is the lesson of inferior worth, .
That saves the guiltless suff'rer from despair. ..
What, tho' Louisa's innocence seem guilt;
Or virtue, like Glendower's lie oppress’d;
Provideuce, still mindful of its vot’ries,
Thus tries their virtues, and exalts their joys.' ..
As the fair face of Heav'ı still fairer seems, . .
The storm o'erpast, which late its glories veiled,'
So virtue briglitens at Misfortune's frown ;
And bliss, succeeding woe, is doubly felt...

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Vol. X. Churchn. Mag. for March 1806. Hh

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LIST of NEW PUBLICATIONS.

LETTER to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the probable Number of the Clergy, and other Matters relating to the Church. 2s... - - Trihemeron Sacrum, or an abridged Preparation for receiving the Lord's Supper, with Forms of Service and Rules of Abstinence, to

commence on Friday Noon, in the

preceding Week. 1s. or on inferior paper 6d. Sermon preached in the Chapel of the Foundling. Hospital, on the Fast Day. By the Rev. J. Hewlett, B. D. 1s. A Sermon preached before the University of Oxford, Nov. 24,

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LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

1805; in which is proposed a new
Interpretation of the 87th Psalm.
By John Eveleigh, D. D. Provost
of Oriel. 1s. -
The Reality of the Powder Plot
vindicated from some recent Mis-
representations. A Sermon preach-
cd before the University of Ox-
ford, at St. Mary's, on Tuesday,
Nov. 5, 1805. By Ralph Churton,
M. A. Archdeacon of St. David's,
&c. 1s. 6d.
Letter to a Country Gentleman,
containing some Remarks on the
Principles and Conduct of those
Ministers of the Church of Eng-
land who exclusively style them-
selves Evangelical Preachers. 1s.6d.

M R. Hayley has addressed alet-
| ter to the persons who have
subscribed for a monument, to the
memory of Cowper the poet,in which
he aunounces his intention of pub-
lishing the Latin and Italian poems
of Milton, translated by Cowper,
with all that remains of his pro-

jected Dissertations on Paradise : Lost, in one quarto volume, at the

price of two guineas. At the same time Mr. Hayley recommends, that

instead of a marble monument, the produce be applied for the benefit.

of an orphan boy, the favourite godson and namesake of Cowper. * I am confident,” says Mr. H. “ that no tribute of respect to Cowper's memory could be, more truly acceptable to his pure aud beneficent mind than what I now ropose; and I feel a pleasure in elieving, that I may gratify many of his admirers by offering them an 9pportunity of purchasing the posthumous poetry of Iny friend, and of indulging at the saine time their feelings of tenderness and benevolence towards an orphan particu

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larly endeared to the departed.
poet.”
The Rev. Mr. Van Mildert, rec-
tor of St. Mary le Bow, will, we
understand, speedily publish, his
sermons preached at Boyle's lec-
ture. In noticing this, we beg leave

: to ask, what is become of that ex

cellent endowment made by Lady
Moyer for lectures on the divinity
of §. &c. agaiust Arians and
other heretics?—Is it lost? . .
Mr. Mounsey, of Baliol College,
Oxford, is about to publish, The
Proverbs of Ali, with a Latin ver-
sion, and notes, by Cornelius Van
Weener. The work is proceeding
on at the Clarendon Press, and will
make one handsome quarto vo-
lume. - -
Haas, the engraver of Basil, pro-
poses to publish an edition of the
Old Testament in the Hebrew lan-
uage, with characters which he,
has recently engraved. From a
specimen of this edition it appears,
that he has completely succeeded
in giving a distinct form to such
letters as have some resemblance,

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