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TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
I. On the death of a beloved pupil, preached September
1, 1754, with copies of verses to his memory, by sun-
dry of his fellow students*.
II. At the Funeral of the Rev. Robert Jenney, L. L. D.
rector of Christ-Church, and St. Peters; preached
January 10th, 1758.
III. At the funeral of David Griffith, D. D. Bishop-elect, .
of the Protestant Episcopal Church, of Virginia; de-
livered in Christ-Church, Philadelphia, on Monday,
August 8th, 1789.
IV. Death conquering and conquered; the first of the Ser-
mons from 1 Thess. Chap. IV. v. 13—18, inclusive;
preached the first Sunday in December of 1793, being
the first of eight Sermons on the great visitation, by
the epidemical sickness, commonly called the Yellow-
V. Preached December 8th, 1793, on the same subject
VI. Preached December 12tlı, 1793, on Psalm Ixviii. v.
34, &c. being the day set apart for a general thanks-
giving, for our deliverance from the rage of the griev-
ous calamity, commonly called the Yellow-Fever. 76
* N. B. All the Sermons, mentioned in this table of contents, were
originally preached in Christ-Church, Philadelphia, except those which
are particularly specified to have been preached elsewhere.
I. An Oration in memory of General Montgomery, and of
the officers and soldiers, who fell with him, December
31, 1775, before Quebec; delivered, February 19, 1775,
in the great Calvinist-Church, Philadelphia, by the ap-
pointment, and at the desire, of the honourable Conti-
II. An Eulogium on Benjamin Franklin, L. L. D. deliver-
ed, March 1, 1791, in the great Lutheran Church Phi-
ladelphia; before, and by appointment of, the Ameri-
can Philosophical Society; the president and congress
of the United States, and sundry other public bodies,
also attending by invitation; with an appendix, con-
taining some of Dr. Franklin's writings, not before pub-
III. The Hermit, in eight numbers; first published at Phi-
ladelphia, in the American Magazine; from October
1757 to October 1758, both inclusive.
IV. A philosophical meditation, and religious Address to
the Supreme Being.
V. A General Idea of the College of Mirania, with an ac-
count of the College and Academy of Philadelphia; first
published in 1753.
RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD,
AND AN ETERNAL WORLD TO COME.
THE following verses, having been originally printed with the first of the
following Sermons, ought not now to be separated from it. When the good. natured reader is acquainted that they are a collection of the tears of a few young gentlemen, who were fellow students of the deceased, the author knows that he may depend on that candour in favour of them, which he
can only hope for, in favour of himself. The truly promising youth, who is the subject of them, died at Philadel.
phia, August 28th, 1754, being a student in the senior Philosophy Class of the College there. He was the second son of the Hon. Josrau MARTIN, Esq. of Antigua, and cousin to SAMUEĽ Martin, Esq. member of Parliament for Camelford, Treasurer to the Princess Dowager of Wales, and Secretary of the Treasury, to whom the Sermon was most respecte fully and gratefully inscribed.
ON HEARING HIS SERMON, UPON THE DEATH OF HIS HOPE
FUL PUPIL, OUR DEAR FELLOW STUDENT, MR. WIL.
LIAM THOMAS MARTIN,
I CALL no aid, no muses to inspire,
Or teach my breast to feel a poet's fire;
Your soft expression of a grief sincere,
Brings from my soul a sympathetic tear.
Taught by your voice, my artless sorrows flow;
I sigh in verse, am eloquent in woe,
And loftier thoughts within my bosom glow.
For when, in all the charms of language dresi,
A manly grief flows, genuine, from the breast,
What gen’rous nature can escape the wounds,
Or steel itself against the force of melting sounds?
O! could I boast to move with equal art
The human soul, or melt the stony heart;
My long-lov'd friend should through my numbers shine,
Some virtue lost be wept in every line;
For virtues he had many.... 'T'was confest
That native sense and sweetness fill'd his breast.
But cooler reason checks the bold intent,
And, to the task refusing her consent,
This only truth permits me to disclose,
That in your own, you represent my woes;
And sweeter than my song, is your harmonious prose!
F. HOPKINSON. College of Philadelpbia, September 5, 1754.
ON THE SAME, BY A FELLOW STUDENT.
AND is your Martin gone? Is he no more,
That living truth, that virtue seen before?
Has endless night already hid the ray,
The early promise of his glorious day?
That grief, great Mourner! in such strains exprest,
Shews he was deep implanted in your breast.
Yet hark! soft-whispering reason seems to say,
Cease from your sorrows, wipe these tears away.
He's gone, he's past the gloomy shades of night,
Safe landed in th' eternal realms of light.
Happy exchange! to part with all below,
For worlds of bliss, where joys unfading flow,
And sainted souls with love and rapture glow.
S. MAGAW. College of Philadelpbia, September 6, 1754.
ON THE SAME, BY A FELLOW STUDENT.
WHILE for a pupil lost, your sorrow flows,
In all the harmony of finish'd prose ;
While melting crouds the pious accents hear,
Sgh to your sighs, and give you tear for tear;