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nizes over them no longer; his chain is broken, his allegiance is renounced; he is no longer the proud conqueror, leading his captive in chains; he lies bruifed beneath the Chriftian's feet-he

may threaten, but he cannot harm ; he may tempt, but he cannot compel.

He who finds gospel freedom is delivered from the dominion of fin; his understanding is now enlightened, the darkness of ignorance has paffed, the true light now fhines; his mind is now freefree to do good. He takes pleasure in righteoufness. "O," he exclaims, "how I love thy law !" Henceforth the teftimonies of Jehovah are the fongs of his rejoicing in the house of his pilgrim age; in him the promise is fulfilled, "Sin fhall not have dominion over you."

From the curfe of the law, moreover, he is free. Jefus has been made a curfe for him-there is, therefore, now no condemnation; for him the fires of Sinai no longer burn; Jefus has quenched them with his blood-for him its voice of many thunders is for ever hushed-Jefus has whispered,

Peace, be ftill." Death has now for him no more terrors-Death is a vanquished enemy, he is numbered among his gains. Why should he fear who has beheld "the burft gates-the demolished throne-the crushed fting-the last gasp of vanquished death?" Thanks be unto God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jefus Chrift.

O, the glorious liberty of the children of God! The flave has become a fon; he may now call God


Abba, Father, and the church Imma, Mother he is now an heir of God and fellow-heir with Jefus Chrift-he receives a clear title-deed to manfions in the skies. Heaven for him

Opens wide

Her ever-during gates, harmonious found
On golden hinges turning.

He is now free to fee the King in his beauty, to fee Him as he is who loved him and gave himfelf for him-to hold converse with angels and archangels, with all the holy, and the wife. "Glorious liberty," indeed! wondrous freedom! he is free to explore the regions of immortality and love; and as the years of interminable duration roll onward, he will live yet more free.

"All hail, triumphant Lord,
Who fav'ft us with thy blood!
Wide be thy name ador'd,
Thou rifing, reigning God,
With thee we rife,

With thee we reign,
And empires gain
Beyond the skies.”



Bleffed are your eyes, for they fee."-MATT. xiii. 16. to know the love of Chrift which paffeth knowledge."EPH. iii. 19.


When brave Balboa gained the mountain's height, A glorious profpect burft upon his fight;

The great Pacific stretched before him lies,
And fills with new delight his ravished eyes;
Oh, fight fublime! It meets the distant sky,
The fplendid image of eternity.

He gazes on that fea, his hope of old,
Whose waters wander by the realms of gold;
Vifions of wealth and glory fill his mind,
And he forgets the toils he left behind.

The dream is realized! that dream fublime,
That bore him onward through each deadly clime,
O'er burning mountains and o'er stormy main,
Through death and danger, far from ancient Spain,
His bursting heart adores that mighty Power
That brought him fafely to behold this hour;
He proftrate falls, his grateful homage pays,
And to the God of heaven devoutly prays.

ABOVE is portrayed the great discovery of the Pacific Ocean, made by Balboa, a Spanish Cavalier. Balboa had for fome time fettled down in Hifpaniola. Here he cultivated a farm, but hearing of an expedition that was about to set out for the weft, he determined to join it. He was

greatly in debt, and the governor had issued a proclamation forbidding debtors to leave the island. Balboa, however, was refolved to go. He caused himself to be rolled on board of one of the veffels in a cask. He did not make his appearance until the fhip was far out to fea. The commander at first threatens to fend him back-but the fhip pursued her way. He quickly rofe into favour; became governor of the colony planted at the Ifthmus, and distinguished himself by the talents of command. Rumours of the golden country ftill farther weftward continued to inflame the

minds of the Spaniards. Diftance, difeafe, mountains covered with eternal fnows, and oceans toffed by perpetual ftorms, could no longer reftrain them. Balboa took the lead of the expedition and pushed on to conqueft. Many of the Indian tribes are to be conquered. These brave but defenceless warriors foon fall before the arms of the Spaniards, who, the more blood they shed, the more they thirst for gold. An alliance is formed with a powerful Cacique, who fends Balboa a rich prefent in gold and flaves. On the daring Spaniard leads his foldiers. Indian tribes are conquered, mountain difficulties are paffed, and burning, fickly regions traversed. Now the moment is at hand when he is to be more than recompenfed for all his labours. The misty fummits of the hills rife before him. One of these is pointed out to him as the object of his search. He commands his troops to halt. He himself afcends alone, with his drawn fword. Having reached the top, he cafts his eyes round; the Pacific fpreads out before him; imbued with the religion of his country, he falls on his knees weeping, and offers thanks to God for permitting him to fee this glorious fight. On his return to Darien, the whole population poured forth to meet him. They hailed him as the glory of Spain; as the gift of heaven fent to guide them into the poffeffion of honours and riches incalculable.

The Pacific Ocean, and its difcovery by the bold Spaniard, may ferve to illuftrate the oce

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