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86 PSALM 22.



9 Yet if thy sovereign hand let loose
The rage of earth and hell ;

Why will my heavenly Father bruise
The Son he loves so well ?

10 My God, if possible it be,
Withhold this bitter cup :

But I resign my will to tbee,
And drink the sorrows up.

11 My heart dissolves in pangs unknown ;
In groans 1 waste my breath :

f hy heavy hand hath brought me down,
Low as the dust of death.

12 Father, I give my spirit up,
And trust it in thy hand ;

My dying flesh shall rest in hope,
And rise at thy command.]

C. M. 2nd Part. Bedford. [*J
V. 20 , 21 , 27—3 1 . Ckr ist 's Sufferings and Kingdom.
p 1 ' TVT OW from the roaring lion's rage,
1^1 ' O Lord, protect thy Son ;
' Nor leave thy darling to engage
' The powers of hell alone.'

—2 Thus did our suffering Saviour pray,

With mighty cries and tears :
o God heard him in that dreadful day,

And chas'd away his fears.

—3 Great was the victory of his death •,
His throne's exalted high ;
And all the kirWreds of the earth
Shall worship— or shall die.

4 A numerous offspring must arise

From his expiring groans j
They shall be reckon'd in his eyea
For daughters and for sons.
e 5 The meek and humble souls shall see

His table richly spread ;
— And all that seek the Lord shall be
With joys immortal fed.

o 6 The isles shall know the righteousness
Of our incarnate God ;
And nations yet unborn, profess
Salvation in his blood. St. AnnU



PSALM 22, 23. 87

L. M. Carthage, [b]
Christ's Sufferings and Exaltation.
p 1 TVTOVV let our mournful songs record
1 ^1 The dying sorrows of our Lord ;
When he complain'd in tears and blood,
As one forsaken of his God.
e 2 The Jews beheld him thus forlorn,

And shook their heads, and laugh'd in scorn -
d ' He rescu'd others from the grave ;

* Now let him try himself to save.

3 ' This is the man did once pretend

* God was his Father and his Friend ;
' If God the blessed lov'd him so,

' Why doth he fail to help him now ?'

o 4 Barbarous people ! cruel priests !

How they stood round like savage beasts !

Like lions gaping to devour,

When God had left him in their power.
p 5 They wound his head, his hands, his feet,

Till streams of blood each other meet ;

By lot his -garments they divide,

And mock the pangs in which he died.
— 6 But God his Father heard his cry ;
o Rais'd from the dead, he reigns on high ;
— The nations learn his righteousness,

And humble sinners taste his grace.

PSALM 23. L.M. Green's. Islington. \*\
God our Shepherd.

1 TVT V Shepherd is the living*Lord ;

■L'A Now shall my wants be well supply'd,
His providence and holy word
Become my safety and my guide.

2 In pastures where salvation grows
He makes me feed, he makes me rest
There living water gently flows,
And all the food's divinely blest.

p 3 My wand'ring feet his ways mistake ,
— But he restores my soul to peace,
o And leads me, for his mercy's sake,

In the fair paths of righteousness.
p 4 Though I walk through the gloomy vale

Where death and all its terrours are :



88 PSALM 23.



—My heart and hope shall never fail,
o For God my Shepherd's with me there
e 5 Amidst the darkness and the deeps,
— Thou art ray comfort, thou rny stay :
o Thy staff supports my feeble steps,

Thy rod directs my doubtful way.
e [6 The sons of earth, and sons of hell,

Gaze at thy goodness and repine,

To see my table spread so well,

With living bread and cheerful wine.

7 How I rejoice, when on my head

Thy Spirit condescends to rest !
o 'Tis a divine anointing shed,

Like oil of gladness afa feast. J
s 8 Surely the mercies of the Lord

Attend his household all their days ;

There will I dwell, to hear his word,

To seek his face, and sing his praise

C. M. Barby. [*]
1 [ ]V| Y Shepherd will supply my need ;

1*A Jehovah is his name :
In pastures fresh he makes me feed,
Beside the living stream,
o 2 He brings my wand'ring spirit back,
When I forsake his ways ;
And leads me, for his mercy's sake,
In paths of truth and grace.
« 3 When I walk through the shades of death,
Thy presence is my stay ;
A word of thy supporting breath
Drives all my fears away.
— 4 Thy hand, in spite of aii my foes,

Doth still my table spread ;
My cup with blessings overflows,

Thine oil anoints my head.
—5 The sure provisions of my God

Attend me all my days ;
e O may thy house be my abode,
And all my work be praise !
—6 There would I find a settled rest,
While others go and come ;
No more a stranger or a guest.
But like a child at home.l



PSALM 23, 24. 89

S. M. Aylesbury. Dover. [*]
God's tender Care of his People.

1 rpHE Lord my Shepherd is,

x I shall be well supply'd :
Since he is mine, and I am his,
What can I want beside ?

2 He leads me to the place,
Where heavenly pasture grows,

Where living waters gently pass,
o And full salvation flows.

e 3 If e'er I go astray,
— He doth my soul reclaim ;
And guides me in his own right way,
For his most holy name.

4 While he affords his aid,
o I cannot yield to fear !

e Tho' I should walkthrough death's dark shade
o My Shepherd's with me there.

8 5 In spite of all my foes,

Thou dost my table spread ,
My cup with blessings overflows,
And joy exalts my head.

6 The bounties of thy love .

Shall crown my foll'wing days ;
Nor from thy house will I remove,

Nor cease to speak thy praise.

PSALM 24. C. M. Abridge. Bedford. [*}

Dwelling with God.
1 npHE earth for ever is the Lord's,
A With Adam's num'rous race ;
He rais'd its arches o'er the floods,
And built it on the seas.
e 2 But who among the sons of men

May visit thine abode ?
d He who has hands from mischief clean,
Whose heart is right with God.

5 This is the man may rise, and take,
The blessings of his grace ;

This is the lot of those who seek
The God of Jacob's lace.

o 4 Now let our soul's immortal powers
To meet the Lord prepare :



90 PSALM 24, 25.

o Lift up their everlasting doors ;

The King of glory's near.
e 5 The King of glory — who can tell

The wonders of his might ?
— He rules the nations ; but to dwell

With saints, is his delight.

L. M. Islington. [*]
Saints dwell in Heaven : or, Christ's Ascension.
d 1 fPHlS spacious earth is all the Lord's,

A And men and worms, and beasts and birds;
— He rais'd the building on the seas,
And gave it for their dwelling place.

o 2 But there's a brighter world on high,

Thy palace, Lord, above the sky :
e Who shall ascend that blest abode.

And dwell so near his maker God i

d 3 He who abhors and fears to sin,
Whose heart is pure, whose hands are clean ,
Him will the Lord, the Saviour bless,
And clothe his soul with righteousness

— 4 These are the men, the pious race.
Who seek the God of Jacob's face ;

These shall enjoy the blissful sight.
And dwell in everlasting light.

PAUSE. Oporto.

5 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high,

-Behold the King of glory nigh !
c Who can this King of glory be ?
o The migh*v Lord, the Saviour's he.

— 6 Ye heavenly gates, your leaves display,
To make the Lord, the Saviour way ;

o Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
The Conqu'ror comes with God to dwell.

g 7 Rais'd from the dead, he goes before,
He opens heaven's eternal door,
To give his saints a blest abode,
Near their Redeemer and their God.

PSALM 25. S. M. 1st Part. Little Marlboro', [bj
Ver. 1 — 11 Waiting for Pardon and Direction.
1 | LIFT my soul to God,
■1 My trust is in his name :



PSALM 25. 91

e Let not my foes that seek my blood
Still triumph in my shame.

p 2 Sin, and the powers of hell,

Persuade me to despair:
— Lord, make me know thy cov'nant well,

That I may 'scape the snare.

e 3 From the first dawning light
Till the dark ev'ning rise,
For thy salvation, Lord, I wait,
With ever longing eyes.

e 4 Remember all thy grace,
And lead me in thy truth ;
Forgive the sins of riper days,
And follies of my youth.

— 5 The Lord is just and kind 5

The meek shall learn his ways ;
And every humble sinner find
The methods of his grace.

o 6 For his own goodness' sake,

He saves my soul from shame ;

He pardons, (though my guilt be great,)

Through my Redeemer's name.

S. M. 2nd Part. Dover. [*]
Ver. 12, 14, 10, 13. Divine Instruction.
e 1 "V17HERE shall tne man be found,
H Who fears t' offend his God—
Who loves the gospel's joyful sound,
And trembles at the rod ?

—2 The Lord will make him know
o The secrets of his heart ;
The wonders of his cov'nant show,
And all his love impact.

— 3 The dealings of his hand
Are truth and mercy still,
With such as to his cov'nant stand,
And love to do his will.

4 Their souls shall dwell at ease,
Before their Maker's face ;
Their seed shall taste the promises.
In their extensive grace

7



92 PSALM 25, 26.

S. M. 3rd Part. St. Bridgets, [b]
Ver. 15 — 22. Backsliding and Desertion
] Tt/TINE eyes and my desire

1*A Are ever to the Lord ;
I love to plead his promises,
And rest upon his word.

o 2 Turn, turn thee to my soul ;

Bring thy salvation near ;
e When will thy hand release my feet

Out of the deadly snare

p 3 When shall the sovereign grace
Of my forgiving God,
llestore me from those dangerous ways,
My wandering feet have trod.

e 4 The tumult of my thoughts

Does but enlarge my wo ;
p My spirit languishes, my heart

Is desolate and low.

fi [With ev'ry morning light,

My sorrcuv new begins ;
Look on my anguish and my pain.

And pardon all my sins.

PAUSE.

6 Behold the hosts of hell,
How cruel is their hate !

Against my life they rise, and join
Their fury with deceit.]

7 O keep my soul from death,
Nor put my hope to shame •,

f'or I have plac'd my only trust
1 n my Redeemer's name.

e 8 With humble faith I wait,

To see thy face again ;
o Of Israel it shall ne'er be said,
d He sought the Lord in vain.

PSALM 26. L. M. Quercy. Bath. [*"|

Self-Examination : or Evidences of Oraee.

1 JUDGE me, O Lord, and prove my ways ;

«J And try my reins, and try my heart. ;
My faith upon thy promise stays,
Nor from thy law my feet depart.



PSALM 27. 93

e 2 I hate to walk, I hate to sit
With men of vanity and lies j
The scoffer and the hypocrite
Are the abhorrence of my eyes.

o 3 Amongst thy saints will 1 appear,
With hands well wash'd in innocence m

e But when 1 stand before thy bar,
The blood of Christ is my defence.

— 4 I love thy habitation, Lord,
The temple where thine honours dwell ;

e There shall I hear thy holy word,
And there thy works of wonder tell.

5 Let not my soul be join'd at last
With men of treachery and blood ;
Since I my days on earth have past
Among the saints, and near my God.

PSALM 27. C. M. 1st Part. Bedford. [*]
V. 1 — 6. The Church our Delight and Safety
1 THE Lord of glory is my light.
-«- And my salvation too ;
o God is my strength ; nor will I fear
What, all my foes can do.

— 2 One privilege my heart desires —
e O grant me an abode
Among the churches of thy saints,
The temples of my God.

— 3 .There shall I offer my requests,

And see thy beauty still ;
Shall hear thy messages of love,

And there inquire thy will.
e 4 When troubles rise, and storms appear,
— There may his children hide •
o God has a strong pavilion, where

He makes my soul abide.

s 5 I\ T ow shall my head be lifted tigh,
Above my foes around ;
And songs of joy and victory
Within thy temple sound. St. Martir**

C. M. 2nd Part. Barby. St. Ann's. \*\

Ver. 8, 9, 13, 14. Prayer and Hope.
1 © CON as I heard my Father say,
d £3 'Ye children, seek my grace,'



94 PSALM 29.

-My heart reply'd without delay,
o 'I'll seek my Father's face. '

e 2 Let not thy face be hid from me,

Nor frown my soul away ;
e God of my life, I fly to thee

In a distressing day.

e 3 Should friends and kindred, near and dear,

Leave me to want or die ;
o My God would make my life his care,

And all my need supply.

— 4 My fainting flesh had died with grief,
Had not my soul believ'd
To see thy grace provide relief —
Nor was my hope deceiv'd.

5 Wait on the Lord, ye trembling saints,
And keep your courage up ;
o He'll raise your spirit when it faints,
And far exceed your hope.

PSALM 29. L. M. Psalm 97. [*]
Storm and Thunder.
1 /""i IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame,

1J Give to the Lord renown and power ;
Ascribe due honours to his name,
And his eternal might adore.

o 2 The Lord proclaims his power aloud,
Over the ocean and the land •,
His voice divides the watery cloud,
And lightnings blaze at his command.

g 3 He speaks, and tempest, hail, and wind

Lay the wide forest bare around ;
e The fearful hart and frighted hind

Leap at the terrour of the sound.

g 4 To Lebanon he turns his voice.
And lo, the stately cedars break ;
The mountains tremble at the noise,
The valleys roar, the deserts quake.

5 The Lord sits sovereign on the flood,
The Thund'rer reigns for ever king ;
.—But makes his church his blest abode,
Where we his awful glories sing



PSALM 30. 95

« 6 In gentler language there the Lord

The counsels of his grace imparts ;
o Amidst the raging storm, his word

Speaks peace and courage to our. hearts.

PSALM 30. L. M. 1st Part. Quercy. [*]

Sickness healed, and Sorrow removed.
1 [T WILL extol thee, Lord, on high ;

-1 At thy command diseases fly :
Who but a God can speak and save,
From the dark borders of the grave ?

o 2 Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his,
And tell how large his goodness is :
Let all your powers rejoice and bless,
While you record his holiness.

— 3 His anger but a moment stays :

His love is life and length of days :
e Though grief and tears the night employ,
o The morning star" restores the joy.]

L. M. 2nd Part. Armley [b]
Ver. 6. Health, Sickness, and Recovery.
1 TT^IRM was my health, my day was bright,
-T And I presum'd 'twould ne'er be night ;
Fondly I said within my heart,
d ' Pleasure and peace shall ne'er depart.'

— 2 But I forgot thine arm was strong,
Which made my mountain stand so long ;

e Soon as thy face began to hide,
My health was gone, my comforts died.

— 3 I cried aloud to thee, my God,
e ' What canst thou profit by my blood ?
' Deep in the dust, can I declare
* Thy truth, or sing thy goodness there ?

— 4 ' Hear me, O God of grace,' I said,
c And bring me from among the dead •'

o Thy word rebuk'd the pains I felt,
Thy pard'ning love remov'd my guilt

— 5 My groans, and tears, and forms of wo
Are turn r d to joy and praises now ;
I throw my sackcloth on the ground,
And ease and gladness gird me round



96 PSALM 31.



o 6 My tongue, the glory of my frame,
Shall ne'er be heedless of thy name ;
o Thy praise shall sound thro' earth and heaven,
— For sickness heal'd, and sins forgiv'n.

PSALM 31. C. M. 1st Part. Canterbury. [*J
Ver. 5, 13 — 19, 22, 23. Deliverance from Death.

1 TNTO thy hand, O God of truth,
A My spirit I commit ;

Thou hast redeem'd my soul from death,
And sav'd me from the pit.

2 The passions of my hope and fear
Maintaiu'd a doubie strife ;

o While sorrow, pain, and sin conspir'd
To taKe away my life.

d 3 ' My times are in thy hand,' I cry'd, '

' Though I draw near the dust ;'
— Thou art the refuge where I hide,

The God in whom I trust.

e 4 O make thy reconciled face
Upon thy servant shine ;
And save me for thy mercy's sake,
For I'm entirely thine.

PAUSE.
[5 'Twas in my haste my spirit said,

' I must despair and die,
* I am cut off before thkie eyes ;'
o But thou hast heard my cry.]

— 6 Thy goodness, how divinely free !
How wondrous is thy grace,
To those who fear thy majesty,
And trust thy promises !

o 7 O love the Lord, all ye his saints,

And sing his praiaes loud ;
-He'll bend his ear to your complaints,

And recompense the proud.

C. M 2nd Part. York. [*]
V. 7 — 13, 18 — 21. Deliverance from Slander ami
Reproach
1 TVTY heart rejoices in thy name,
IT J My God, my help, my trust ;
Thou hast preserv'd my face from shame,
Mine honour from the dust.



PSALM 32. 97



p 2 ' My life is spent with grief,' I cry'd,
' My years consum'd in groans •,
* My strength decays, mine eyes are dry'd,
{ And sorrow wastes my bones.'

e 3 Among mine enemies, my name
Was a mere proverb grown ;
While to my neighbours, I became
Forgotten and unknown.

4 Slander and fear on ev'ry side
Seiz'd and beset me round ;
— I to the throne of grace apply'd,
And speedy rescue found.

PAUSE.
[5 How great deliv'rance thou hast wrought

Before the sons of men !
The lying lips to silence brought,

And made their boasting vain I

6 Thy children, from the strife of tongues,
Shall thy pavilion hide :

Guard them from infamy and wrongs,
And crush the sons of pride.]

7 Within thy secret presence, Lord,
Let me for ever dwell ;

No fenced city, wall'd and barr'd

Secures a saint so well.

PSALM 32. S. M. Dover. [*]
Forgiveness of Sins upon Confession.

01 A BLESSED souls are they,
V-F Whose sins are cover'd o'er ;

Divinely blest, to whom the Lord
Imputes their guilt no more.

— 2 They mourn their follies past,

And keep their hearts with care ;
Their lips and lives, without deceit,
Shall prove their faith sincere

e 3 While I conceal'd my guilt,

I felt the fest'ring wound ;
— Till I confess'd my sins to thee,

And ready pardon found.

4 Let sinners learn to pray ;

Let saints keep near thy throne :



98 PSALM 32.

Our help in times of deep distress,
Is found in God alone.

C. M. Colchester. [*]
Free Pardon and sincere Obedience.
o 1 [TTAPPY the man to whom his God
Al No more imputes his sin ;
But, wash'd in his Redeemer's blood,
Hath made his garments clean !

2 Happy, beyond expression, he
Whose debts are thus discharg'd ;

And from the guilry bondage free,
He feels his <soul enlarg'd.

— 3 His spirit hates deceit and lies,
His words are all sincere ;
He guards his heart, he guards his eyes,
To keep his conscience clear.

e 4 While I my inward guilt suppress'd,
No quiet could I find ;
Thy wrath lay burning in my breast,
And rack'd my tortur'd mind.

— 5 Then I confess'd my troubled thoughts,

My secret sins reveal'd ;
o Thy pard'ning grace forgave my faults,

Thy grace my pardon seal'd.

— 6 This shall invite thy saints to pray ,
d When like a raging flood,
Temptations rise, our strength and stay
Is a forgiving God.]

L. M. 1st Part. Green's. Quercy. [*]
Repentance, Justification, and Sanctification.

1 T>LEST is the man, for ever blest,

-D Whose guilt is pardon'd by his God ;
Whose sins with sorrow are confess'd,
And-cover'd with his Saviour's blood.

2 Blest is the man to whom the Lord
Imputes not his iniquities ;

He pleads no merit of reward,
And not on works, but grace relies.

3 From guile his heart and lips are free
His humble joy, his holy fear,

With deep repentance well agree,
And join to prove his faith sincere



PSALM 32, 33. 99

© 4 How glorious is that righteousness,
That hides and cancels all his sins !
While a bright evidence of grace,
Through his whole life appears and shines.

L. M. 2nd Part. Quercy. Bath. [*]
Conscience relieved by Confession and Pardon
e 1 "^THILE I keep'silence, and conceal
' ▼ My heavy guilt within my heart,
What torments does my conscience feel,
What agonies of inward smart !

2 I spread my sins before the Lord,
And all my secret faults confess ;

— Thy gospel speaks a pard'ning word,

Thy holy Spirit seals the grace.

3 For this shall every humble soul
Make swift addresses to thy seat ;

e When floods of huge temptations roll,
— There will they find a blest retreat.

4 How safe beneath thy wings I lie,

e When days grow dark, and storms appear,
— And when I walk, thy watchful eye
Will guide me saf? from every snare.

PSaLM 33. C. M. 1st Part. St. Martin's. \ *
Works of Creation and Providence.

01 D EJOICE, ye righteous, in the Lord ;
£*■' This work belongs to you :

Sing of his name, his ways, his word,
How holy, just and true !

o 2 His mercy and his righteousness

Let heaven av.d earth proclaim ;
— His works of nature and of grace

Reveal his wondrous name.

3 His wisdom and almighty word
The heavenly arches spread j

And by the Spirit of the Lord
Their shining hosts were made.

4 He bade the liquid waters flow .
To their appointed deep ;

The flowing seas their limits know,
And their own stations keep.



100 PSALM 33,



e 5 Ye tenants of the spacious earth,

With fear before him stand :
g He spake, and nature took its birth,

And rests on his command.

6 He scorns the angry nations' rage,

And breaks their vain designs •,
His counsel stands through every age,

And in full glory shines. Arundel.

C. M. 2nd Part, Colchester. Mear. [*]
Creatures vain .- and God all-sufficient

1 TJ LEST is the nation, where the Lord
-D Has fix'd his gracious throne ;

Where he reveals his heavenly word,
And calls their tribes his own.

2 His eye, with infinite survey,
Does the whole world behold ;

He form'd us all of equal clay,
And knows our feeble mould.

d 3 Kings are net rescu'd by the force
Of armies from the grave ;
No speed, nor courage of an horse,
Can the bold rider save.

c 4 Vain is the strength of beasts, or men,

To hope for safety thence ;
3 But holy sculs from God obtain

A strong and sure defence.

e 5 God is their fear, and God their trust,
When plagues or famine spread ;
His watchful eye secures the just,
Among ten thousand dead.

o 6 Lord, let our hearts in thee rejoice ;
And bless us from thy throne ;
For we have made thy word our choice,
And trust thy grace alone.

P. M. 1st Part. St. Helen's. [*]
Works of Creation and Providence.
1 \7"E holy souls, in God rejoice,

•I- Your Maker's praise becomes your voice.
Great is your theme, your songs be new ,
Sing of his name, his word, his ways,
His works of nature, and of grace,
How wise and holy, just and true'



PSALM 33. 101

— 2 justice and truth lie ever loves,
And the whole earth his goodness proves ;
His word the heavenly arches spread :
e How wide they shine from north to south!
— And by the spirit of his mouth

Were all the starry armies made.
3 He gathers the wide flowing seas,
Those watery treasures know their place,
In the vast store-house of the deep :
g He spake — and gave ah nature birth !
And fires, and seas, and heaven and earth,
His everlasting orders keep.
a 4 Let mortals tremble, and adore
A God of such resistless power,
Nor dare indulge their feeble rage :
— Vain are their thoughts, and weak their hands
g But his eternal counsel stands,

And rules the world from age to age.
P.M. 2nd Part. Cumberland. [*]
Creatures vain .• and God all-svfficient.
o 1 r\ HAPPY nation, where the Lord
v-f Reveals the treasures of his word,
And builds his church, his earthly throne •
— His eye the heathen world surveys,
He form'd their hearts, he knows their ways j
But God, their Maker, is unknown.
d 2 Let kings rely upon their host,
And of his strength the champion boast ;
In vain they boast, in vain rely :
— In vain we trust the brutal force,
Or speed or courage of an horse,
To guard his rider, or to fly.
e 3 The eye of thy compassion, Lord,
Does more secure defence afford,
When death, or dangers threat'ning stand
o Thy watchful eye preserves the just,
Who make thy name their fear and trust,
When wars or famine waste the land.
— 4 In sickness, or the bloody field,
Thou, our Physician, thou, our shield,
Send us salvation from thy throne :
s We wait to see thy goodness shine ;
o Let us rejoice in help divine,
For all our hope is God alone



V02 PSALM 34.

PSALM 34. L. M. 1st Part. Portugal. [*]
'lod's Care of Saints .- or Deliverance by Prayer.
•» 1 T ORD, I will bless thee all my days,

JL* Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue;
My soul shall glory in thy grace,
While saints rejoice to hear the song.

—2 Come, magnify the Lcrd with me,
Come, let us all exalt his name ;
I sought the eternal God, and he
Has not expos'd my hope to shame.

e 3 I told him all my secret grief,
My secret groaning reach'd his ears j

—He gave my inward pains relief,
And calm'd the tumult of my fears.

4 To him the poor lift up their eyes,
Their faces feel the heavenly shine j
A beam of mercy from the skies
Fills them with light and joy divine.

o 5 His holy angels pitch their tents
Around the men who serve the Lord ;
-O, fear and love him, all ye saints,
Taste of his grace, and trust his word.

6 The wild young lions, pinch'd with pain
And hunger, roar through all the wood ;

But none shall seek the Lord in vain,

Nor want supplies of real good. Islington.

L. M. 2nd Part. Bath. [*]
Ver. 11 — 22. ReligiotLS Education.

1 r jpi HILDREN, in years and knowledge young,



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