Billeder på siden
PDF
ePub
[ocr errors]

I was

worthy head, he suffers to lean on In the course of the night, she his breast. llow admirable his love said to her husband, “ My dear, I and condescension !” She then in- have one thing to request of you, timated, “ If I do not live to see my and I beg you will be faithful : Do mother, there is ihe same God for you think I shall pass through this her that has been so gracious to night?" When he replied, me.” Again addressing her hus- think, my dear, you cannot,' she band, she said, “ As soon

said, “ Then I am easy and happy: boy can read, give him my Bible, I don't wish to come back !” About teach him to undersiand it, and teil five hours previous to her deparhim that it was his mother's dying tyre, she said, “ This night will end request." Recollecting bow exceed- it all!” She then kissed her father, ingly she had beeu blessed under a mother, husband, and a young feformer amiction, which had rearly male relation; to each of whom terminated her life, she said, “! she gave a most impressive and afhave been twice at Ilearen's gate!" sectionate address, adding, “ Fret Her valuable friend thus concludes, not for me, I shall be with Jesus: " I shall never forget what we saw I ain going to my Jesus ! and felt! Dr. Young may weil say, over anxious last week to go to my 66 A soul in converse with her Cod father's. O how good is my Jesus, is Heaven !!!

that instead of punishing me for it, At another time, one of her gra- he is going to take me to a better cious friends observing, 'You call- home!". When she found she was not do too much for Jess, ' -- she drawing nearer to the close of life, said, “I have not done enough; she requested to see her child. She but he has done enough, and God is kissed him; and said, “ I am going satishcd. Walk closc with God; to leave you : 1 commend you to you cannot walk too close." She Him who has kept me, and to that left it in charge, that a message from dear inan" (meaning her husband). her dying lips sirould, at her fune- She then said to Mr. Drake (who, ral, be delivered to the yount; and from fear of her being distressed or that they might be earnestly in- discomposed, had hesitated to introtrealed to remember their Creator duce the child) “ My dear, why did in the days of their youih. Oh,” you not wish me to see the child?” said she, “ if I had all the young After assigning his reaso?), she repeople here, how I wond talk to plied, “Oh, no; that does not afthem of that lovely Jesus!”

foot mo! I have got beyond all Larly in the evening before she that! I love you all; but I love died, when one of her esteemed my Jescas far better!" On being friends entered the room, her coun- askerl, ' Have you any doubt?'. tenance appeared peculiarly sercno she answered, with an emphasis and heavenly :- such was live tran- ever to be remenihered,

" Doubt! quil, or rather triumphant state of How can I doubt of his goodness, her mind. She took him byihchand, who has done so much for me?" and said," lam puzzled to think that She requested her husband to pray Goil should look down upon sich with her; during which she seemed a wretch as I, - I am puzzled!” all rapture, and wished for an easy When he remarked, “ This is a blest dismission. Shortly afler, she again altiction,'— she said, “ I would not repeatedl, several times, Come, have been without ibis affliction for Lord Jesus, -- why is ihy chariot sa ten thousand worlds!"

long in coming!”

Having lain. íor transient moan, she then ohscrved, a while in a kind of slumber, she

They tell me here is some hope awoke, and said, " Whore am I? of ray recorery." When her friend lu Hedvin! Vo;": und shiork said, : You are willing to be where back, as though disappointel. Her the Lord pleasen,' she replied, husband repeated the 7th are! siis with cheerfulness, “I ain willing; verses of the 4th chapter of the end but I s all se you no more in this episile lo Tin thy; to which she vor !

We snail meti again in replied, " I shall soon bave that Heaven !!!

O what a crowa! is ünt

[ocr errors]

With a

CROX.

the room very hot ?" On being have followed me ever since that day told it was not,

she wilh joy re- (about 21 years). She often said, plied, “ It is Death's sweat, - it is “I now know what that passage Death's sweat !” Almost the last in Revelations means, that God will words she spoke in her last hour, give a white stone and a new name were, so it is the grace of God that written, which none know but he must save man." She then reclined that receives it. If I were to hold her head upou her husband's breast, my peace, the stones would cry out, and there calmly expired, without I can say, my Lord, and my Godle a struggle, groan, or sigh, early on I know whom I have believed.”: il Werinesday morning, Aug. 19, 1807, About four years after this, her in the 29th year of her age.

busband died at sea, soon after be ; On the Tuesday following, her sailed from the Downs. When un mortal remains were interred in the der complicated trials, the enemy burial-ground belcuging to the In- came upon her like a flood, urging dependent Meeting, Saffroa Walden; her to destroy herself. The temand on the same day an appropriate tation was very great; but the Lord, sermon, founded on Rev. vit. 13 to to whom she belonged; would not 17, was preached it Newport, by suffer the cnemy to prevail, but enthe Rev. Mr. Judson. " Let me abled her to cast her burthen on the die the death of the righteous, and Lord: upon which the tempter fled. let my last end be like hers!"

Secret prayer seemed to be her W. J. elemeut. "For the last six months

of her life, her pains were excruciat.

ing, under the extremity of which, MRS. KEYS,

her

groans might be heard in the adWidow of Captain George Keys, joining house; when she would say, exchanged a state of pain and suffer- between her cries, “God is mykind, ing for a glorious immortality, my loving Father; these pains are Feb. 25th, 1807, aged 56. Her not for eternity; -- no, my Saviour death was occasioned by a cancer, is gone to prepare mansions for me; the effect of a fall, in November, yes, for me; and I shall be with 1804. When young, she was in. him through all eternity.” One clined to seriousness ; but entirely evening, on taking leave of her to ignorant of her need of a Saviour's go to our social prayer meeting, she righteousness till about the 28th said, “ Give my love to the good year of her age, when under the gentlemen, and tell them, Their preaching of the Rev. Rowland Hill, prayers for me are answered; the and other ministers, she began to see kingdom of Heaven is open to me; the insufficiency of any thing that the way is all clear ; there is no veil she could do to obtain acceptance between me and Christ.” Being with God; she then closely attended asked to take some nourishment, ali the means of grace ; but clouds size said “Do not speak of eating; I hovered round her mind, and she am at Bleaven's gate, I long to be had no clear views of her interest in gone, I long to be gone. NevertheChrist till about seven years after, less, not my will, Lord, but thine be when it pleased God, on a Friday done. I desire that, as soon as I am morning, at Surry Chapel, under the gone, you will all kneel down and preaching of the Rev. Nr. Bull; to return thanks to God, and sing break in upon her soul in a wonder- praises, for I shall be rejoicing. Oh, ful manner ; the Holy Spirit indeed what a change will then take place took of the things of Christ and in a moment !" At another time shewed them to her; entirely re- she said, " I desire that nothing may moved the veil that bid Christ irom be said about me when I a?n gore. her eyes, and showed her her inte- I am a poor dctiled sinner: I am rest in the covenant. The text was, wo.ihy; but oh, rhai bas mny "Lo, I am with you always, even to drar Lord done for this singer! it the end of the world. Amen.” Onber is my dying request, that you bus dying bed, she said “ Those words those ministers with whom you are

OBITUARY. Intimate, to be more earnest in ex- she was convulsed; sbe sent for her horting the people, and to pray for brother to pray with her, took him the influence of the Holy Spirit up- by the hand and said, “ My work is on their hearts.” She said that done : the Lord has been good to some time after the death of her me: I have been dandled on his husband, the Lord repeatedly fol- knees : I have had the place of Jowed her with this question, “What John.” After which she lay comis thy petition, and what is thy re- posed. The next morning, in the quest ?" and her answer was, “ Lord, most placid and gentle manner, she if it be thy blessed will, that one departed to her eternal rest. creature may be permitted to love Peckham.

A. C. thee more than another, 0 let me be that creature; and 0 how good my Lord has been to me. I used, wben

RECENT DEATH. that hymn was sung,

On Sunday, the 1st of November,

died, at the Countess of Hunting• The place of John I covet More than a Seraph's throne.'

don's College, at Cheshunt, Hert

fordshire, the Rev. Richard Owen, to long for it; but blessed be God, aged 30, Tutor of that Seminary.

This excellent man, who had forI have got it.” She once said, “ It was my wish that I might die sud- merly been a student there, had, at denly; but it was brought to my Ordination in the Establishment;

one time, intentions of receiving mind with power, Will a sudden death be glorifying God?” At ano

and, by his attaininents as well as ther time she said, I am as in a fur- by his piety and zeal, he appeared nace;

; my throat, arm, and breast well qualified for the clerical funcare burning with the car.cer; but I tion : but the terms proposed (a will sing “Bless

ye
the Lord, praise

suspension of his ministry for three

years) determined bis choice. At him and magnify him for ever!"

When near death she said, I have the begiuning of this year, an openmore cause to bless God for these ing presenting, he accepted the of

fice of Tutor of the college ; in sufferings than for all my health ;'' and added, “ Not one pain too which, from his acquirements and many; I am just as should be.” assiduity, he not only promised

much benefit to the institution, but When some friends who came to see her, entered the room, she said " I

was also very highly respected by

the trustees and students. am filled with glory; I am going to glory." Cn a sabbath norning she Cheshuni church-yard, on Friday,

mains were solemnly interred in had a sore conflict with the enemy;

Nov. 6, followed by the students fur when, by reason of her complaint, it was with much difficulty

now at the college. Several inhashe could be moved in and out of bitants of the neighbourhood also bed, she said, 'The enemy seems

attended, to testify their esteem of

the deceased, who had ministered to he mocking me with those words, "Where is now your God ?" and sug- among them the word of life. It

will, no doubt, console tbe gesting that she never more could

promo.

ters of this Institution to consider be moved into bed, but must continue in that painful posture till she

ihat lle who, in his wisdon, takes dicd. But shortly after this she

away an Elijah, can raise up an

Elisha, endued with all necessary foard relief, and the Loril, by his blessed Spirit, shone upon her soul,

gifts. and the tempter vanished.

* We are informed, that the When a person said to her “I Rev. Dr. Draper, of London, has trust the Lord is with you,-she an, accepled the office of Tutor of the swered, “ he is always with me; his abore Seminary: a circumstance everlasiing arms are more than ever which affords the most lively satisunderneath me. Oh, what a God!" faction to the Trustees, and to the The morning before her departure connection at large.

His re

*

REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS,

more

[ocr errors]

Sermons, by the Rev. Thos. Mutler,

divine favour. One of his final conD. D. Second edit. Price

fessions is, “ I abhor myself, and

repent in dust and ashes ;' and tho° The critical, argumentative, elo- he kaew ihat he was free from many quent, and simplest preachers have of the crimes which his injudicious their respective admirers; and friends alieged against him, yet, we this diverse “ manifestation of the doubl not, but the foundation of his Spirit is given to every man to

hope was ihe soie merit of that profit withal.” Some are set for Redeemer, who was to stand at the the desence of the out - works of latter day on the earth, and give Christianity; others enter him a part in the glorious resurrecdeeply into its vital essence ; and a tion. happy few have the singular art of The tenth discourse, on 1 John combining a variety of excellence in ii. 9, contains some unguarded and their pulpit - productions. It is

injurious representations. Dr. Mutnevertheless inournful to reflect, ier, without alluding to the natural that discourses are frequently pub- depravily of the human mind, or lished, which contain, amidst scrip. informing us of the necessity of its tural and useful remarks, a lament- renewal, introduces his discussion able defect of evangelic sentiment ; by this sentence : Let this one imand which forbids a faithful lie. pression be deeply fixed within us, viewer to give them an unqualified That gooinees in the heart is the recommendation.

hest symptom of truth in the under. We are grieved to say, that the standing; and that he who is the latter observation is confirmed by most benevolent, is also, in the eye several of the sermons in the volume of God, the most orihodox man. before us. While we discovered in At page 202, aliuding to the beneit sound sense, a vindication of ficence of the Deity, he asks,“Why some gospel doctrines, and numer- should men doubt our attachment bus remarks calculated for general to the original, so long as we are utility, we occasionally met with kind to the offspring, and beneficent paragraphs which seemed to militate

to the image of God ?" It would against the revealed method of a have been well if our author had sinner's acceptance with God, and studied with closer attention the to expose our author's ignorance of 13th chapter of the 1st epistle to the those principles, which are the only Corinthians: he would there have legitimate sources of practical ho- found, that it is possible for a man liness.

to bestow all his goods to feed the Speaking of the character of Job, poor, and yet be destitute of that the Doctor says, “ As he was an divine principle of love which God eminently good man, and ihorough: approves, and which is the result ly conscious, on the most impartial of the Holy Spirit's agency on the enquiry, of his owu sincere piety, soul. “ Many wouderful works" charity, and candour, it is nipon are performed by persons who were this foundation and ihe answer of "born again;” and those aca good conscience, that he inierests tions alone deserve the epithet of hiniself in the Redeemer, and claims good, which flow from the love of near and saving a relation to Christ shed abroad in the heart.

We readily admit, that the Suavity of temper, and a charitable holy patriarch, in the distracted disposition will follow the cordial staie of mind which his accumulated reception of the truth as it is in Jeafflictions occasioned, einployed, The tree, however, must first inore than once, very unjustifiable be made good before the fruit can language ; but he nowhere ex- be good also, presses such a consciousness of per- We totally disapprove of the sonal ucrit as entitled bim to the strain of remark in page 214, The

never

[ocr errors]

him, *

sus.

following asseriion is advanced and nors of the General Baptists' Eran.
supported in ico open a way to be gelical Academy. By D. Taylor.
wiszaciersiood : -
so I dare saya

Price Is.
man's personal worih has very little There are but few religious so-
connection with his opinious in mai- cieties which would refuse the ac-
ters of speculation." Doubics,

ceptance of a minister, merely bethere are some inferior speculaiive caisse he had enjoyed academical pointig, which are perfecidy 118733)

alvintages: The occasional clamless; but, generally serhing, inere

Our winich Ignorance has raised, is is a siriet alliance beincei senti- highly censurable; we mean that meni and conduct. False opinions which is directed against all kind of will be the pareuis of incorrect and preparatory tuition whatever. The vicious practices. The quotation reasoning, or rather the folly, that from Psalm 95 is mutilated; and

would contend for ministerialigoorhad it been given eniire, woud bave ance, connot be too much exploded. ihrown a weignis argument against On ihe other hand, it ought to be the tenet wirich Dr. miutter so conceded, and even deplored, that weakly defends.

“ knowledge puseth up ;” – that we were also much surprized at

youthful instructors are apt to be the iceble reason which lie assigns is wise in their own conceils ;” and in suport of the Comment on Co- that the advantage of passing thro? lossians u. 15. The gloss of Mr.

an academical course of studies is b'circe is given to the passage; magnified into an occasion of boast, which, however, is rejected by Drs. ing, where sold acquisition and Gulyse and Doduridge; to whose useful furniture are wanting. While, noies on that text we refer eur therefore, Mr. Taylor and others are realers.

demonstrating the importance of In the second edition of a work, we shonid not have expected to find of students, and young

preparatory studies, the example

men just so many literal inaccuracies. There

emerged from

seminaries, is no such word as prophunily in the should add weight and dignity to English language, though we see it their sentiments. Our friendly' adsometimes used instead of profane vice to them on this topic shall not

The printer is to be blamed fatigue their memories : it is merely for giving us exhilirate for exhila- this:- Let Simpliciiy and Humility fate', examplify for exemplify, de accompany them to the pulpit, to cent for descent, clossesi for closest, the parlour, and to the collage. concience íor conscience, &c. Nor such a mode of conduct would be can we acouii the Doctor for his

seen and admired in every circle; frequent sustiiution of all for and it would diteriuaily put to șiShull; isastances of which occur

lence those who ailcct to despise in the last page but one of his vo

ministerial preparation, and whe lume : yel these are minor deficis, speak conterspiuously of those poich we couchas vilinsly over

young peachers wio have enjoyed koobci, had ine slot: pos- ii. sessed more evangelic consis: crky

Mr. Taylor's subject is founded on and worth. gard to the religi- Mait. xi. 32; and the manner in ous principks of our readers bassbich he illustrates aud applies it complet is to expose the sitious

to the institution for which he fantisos iluis work, becaus ihey are pleads, and io academical instrucmore lik. Jy to be unnoticid, or to

tion in generai, is sunsible, candid, prove injurions, wised as ihey are

and just. Hé oliviales popular with solid sense and scripiurai quo- prejudice by saying,

We do not tations.

design to wake ministers, nor genThe Nature and importance of Pre. tlemen, nor men of general lea.n

paralory Studies, prior to enter- ing." Having discussed ihese topes, ing on the Christian Ministry, con- he next stales the nature and imsidered: & Sermon delivered at portance of those studies in which Loughborouch, before the cover they are to engage.

[ocr errors]

ness.

[ocr errors]
« ForrigeFortsæt »