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the sight, 7 he hurried | 7 out of the room, | 77 | quitted the castle | 7 with the | utmost pre- | cipi- | tation, | 77 | 7 and | hid himself | 7 in the | lodgings of an acquaintance | 7 who lived | near, | 77 | 7 where he threw himself | 7 upon the | first | bed that I pre- | sented itself | 7 7 | and had every ap- | pearance of a man suffering | 7 the most ex- | cruciating | torture. 7 7 7 7 7 His | friend | 77 | 7 who was ap- | prised of the | state he was | in, | 7 and who | naturally con- cluded he was | ill, | 7 7 | offered him | 7 some wine 7 7 7 7 7 He re- | fused, | saying, "no, no, that will not help me. | 77 | 7 I have been at Ar- | gyle, | 7 and | saw him | sleeping | 7 as | pleasantly as | ever | man | did | 7 with- | in | one | hour | 7 of E- | ternity, | 77 | 7 but | as for ¦ me." | 77 | 7 7 | 7 The | name of the person | 7 to whom | this | anecdote re- | lates 7 is not mentioned, | 77 | 7 and the | truth of it | 7 may therefore | 7 be | fairly con- | sidered | 7 as | liable 7 to that de- |gree of doubt, 7 with which | men of judgment | 7 re- ceive | every | species | 7 of tra- | ditional | history. | 77 | 7 7 |

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Woodrow, | 7 how- | ever, | 77 |whose ve7 is a- | bove sus- | picion, | 7 7 | says, | 7 he | had it | 7 from the most un- | questionable | 7 au- | thority. | 7 7 7 7 7 It is not in it- | self | 7 un- | likely ; | 77 | 7 and who is there, | 7 that would not | wish it | true? | 77|77| What a | satis- | factory | spectacle | 7 to a philo- | sophical | mind, | 7 to see the op- | pressor | 7 in the zenith of his | power | 77 |❘ envying his | victim! | 7777 What an ac- | knowledgement of the supe| | riority of virtue! | 7 7 7 7 What an af- | fecting | 7 and forcible | testimony | 7 of the value of that |

peace of mind, | 7 which | Innocence | 7 a- | lone | 7 can con- fer! | 77 | 77 | 7 We know not who | 7 this man was, | 77 | 7 but | when we reflect | 7 that the guilt | 7 which | agonized him, | 7 was | proba| bly | 7 in- curred | 7 for some | vain | title, | 7 or at | least 7 for some increase of wealth | 7 which he | did not want, | 7 and | possibly | knew not how to en- | joy, | 77 | 7 our dis- | gust | 7 is | turned into something like com- | passion, | 7 for that | very | foolish class of men, whom the | world | calls wise in their generation. | 77 | 77 |

Soon after this | short re- | pose, | 7 Ar- | gyle | 7 was brought | 7 ac- cording to order, | 7 to the | Laigh council-house, | 7 from which | place | 7 is | I dated the letter to his wife, | 77 | 7 and from | thence 7 to the place of exe- | cution. | 77 | 77 | 7 On the scaffold | 7 he had | some dis- | course, | 7 as | well with | Mr. | Annand, | 7 a | minister | 7 ap- pointed by Government | 7 to at- | tend him, | 7 7 | as with | Mr. | Chateris. 7 7 7 7 | He de- | sired | both of them | 7 to pray for him | 7 and | prayed him- | self | 7 with | much | fervor | 7 and de- | votion. | 77 | 77 | 7 The speech which he made to the | people | 7 was | such as | might be ex- | pected | 7 from the | passages al- ready re- | lated. | 77 | 77 | 7 The | same | mixture of firmness 7 and mildness | 7 is con- | spicuous in every part of it. 7 7 7 7 7 "We 7 said he, 7" to des- pise | our af- flictions, | nor to | faint | under them. | 7 7 7 7 7 We | should not | suffer ourselves 7 to be ex- | asperated | 7 a- | gainst the instruments 7 of our | troubles, | nor by | fraudulent | 7 or | pusillanimous com- pliance, |77| bring | guilt |

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upon ourselves; 7 7 faint | hearts 7 are | usually false | hearts, | choosing | sin, | rather than | suffering." | 77 | 77 | 7 He offers his | prayers | 7 for the three kingdoms of | England, Scotland, | 7 and | Ireland, 77 and that an | end | 7 may be | put | 7 to their | present | trials. 7 7 7 7 | Having | then asked | pardon 7 for his own | faults, | both of | God and man, | 7 he would have con- cluded, | 7 but | being re- Į minded 7 that he had said nothing | 7 of the royal family, | 7 he | adds, | 7 that he re- | fers, 7 in | this | matter, 7 to what he had | said | 7 at his | trial | 7 con| cerning the test; | 77 | 7 that he | prayed | 7 there | never might be wanting | one of the | royal | family | 7 to support the Protestant re- | ligion; | 77 | 7 and if any of them | 7 had swerved | from the | true | faith, 7 he prayed | God | 7 to turn their hearts; | 7 7 | 7 but at ¦ any rate | 7 to ❘ save his | people | 7 from their machi- nations. | 77 | 77 |

When he had ended, | 7 he | turned to the south | side of the scaffold | 7 and | said, | 77 |"Gentlemen, 7 I pray you, | do not | miscon- | struct | my be- | havior | this day. | 77 | 7 I | freely for- | give | all men their wrongs and | injuries | done a- |gainst | me, | 7 as I de- | sire | to be for- | given of | God." | 77777 He then em- | braced his friends, | 7 7 | | gave some tokens | 7 of his re- | membrance | 7 to his son-in-law, | Lord | Maitland, | 7 for his | daughter and | grand-children, | 7 7 | stript himself | 7 of | part of his ap- | parel, | 7 of | which he | likewise | made | 1 presents, | 7 and laid his head | upon the | block. | 77 | 7 7 |

Having uttered a short | prayer, | 7 he gave the |

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signal | 7 to the | exe- | cutioner, | which was | instantly o- | beyed, | 7 and his | head | severed from his | body. |77|77|

Such were the last | hours | 7 and such the final close 7 of this great | man's | life. | 7 7 7 7 | May | the like happy se- | renity. | 7 in such dreadful | circumstances, | 7 and a | death | equally | glorious | 7 be the lot of all, | 7 whom | tyranny | 7 of what- | ever description | 7 or de- | nomi- | nation, | shall | 7 in | any | age, | 7 or in | any | country, | 7 7 | call to | expiate their | virtues 7 on the scaffold!|77|77|

7 And 7 And

THOUGHTS IN A PLACE OF WORSHIP.

Hannah More.

here we | come and | sit, 7 | time after | time, 7 | call it | social | worship; | 7 7 | Is it |

thus? 7 7 7

Oh 7 Thou! | 77 | 7 whose | searching | all per- | vading eye 7 |

Scans every secret | movement of the heart, 7 |

7 And sees us as we are 7|77| why 7 | mourns my soul 7 |

7 On these occasions? | Why so | dead and cold 7 | 7 My best af- fections? | I have | found thee | oft 7 | In my more secret | seasons, | 7 in the |field, | And in my chamber: | 77 |even | 7 in the | stir 71 7 Of outward | occu- | pations | 7 has my | mind 7 |

7 Been | drawn to | thee, | 7 and | found thy | presence

| life: | 77 |

7 But here 7 I seek in | vain | 7 and rarely |

find 7

7 Thy | ancient | promise | 7 to the | few that | wait 7 | 7 In | singleness up- on thee, | 7 7 | reach to | us. 7777

Most sweet it

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is 7 | 7 to | feel the unity | menting | love 7 | gathering in | one 7 | Flowing from heart to | heart, | 7 and | like a | cloud | 7 Of | mingled | incense | 7 7 | rising to the | thone | 7 Of | Love it- | self! | 7 7 | then 7 | much of | heaven

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7 By | minds drawn | thither- | ward, 7 | 7 and | closely | linked |

In the ce- | lestial | union, | 7 7 | 'tis in | this |

Sweet | element a- | lone, | 7 that | we can | live 7 |

7 To❘ any purpose, 7 or ex- | pect our | minds | I Clothed with that 7 | covering | which a- | lone pre- | pares 7

7 For social

worship. | 77 | 7 7 | Therefore |

mourns my soul 7 |

7 In | secret, | 7 and like | one a- | midst the | vast 7 | 7 And | widely | peopled | earth | 7 7 | 7 would | seek

to | hide |

7 My- | self and | sorrows | 7 from the | motly crowd | 7 Of | human | obser- | vation. | 77 | 7 But | Oh |

Thou

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7 Whose bowels | 7 of com- | passion | never | fail 7 | Towards the creatures | fashioned by thy | hand 7 | Re- | animate the | dead 7 | 7 and | give to | those | 7 Who | never | felt thy | presence | in their | souls

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