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tive to his instruction. The duties from the title affixed to his name, of ministers are arduous; but as few of the Episcopalians in that visiting is one which cannot be period had more inclination, than neglected without injury to their they had right to call themselves flocks. One cause of the woe “ preachers of the Gospel." Their denounced by God against un. more congenial and legitimate title faithful pastors, in the days of was, “ Vicar, or Rector of " Jeremiah, was, that they had &c. Some of your readers may not visited his flock. (Jer. xxiii. 2.) perhaps be able to say, whether Most ministers consider it their Mr. Secker died between 1660 duty to visit the sick and dying, and 1662, or whether he conbut are prone to neglect those in formed at the Act of Uniformity. health. The reflection of the His book is much ridiculed by Rev. Mr. Manly, in the preced. Eachard, in his “ Reasons for the ing narrative, (see the account Contempt of the Clergy.” It is, from Boonville), is worthy of however, thoroughly evangelical, notice, and his resolution ought very sententious, and occasionally to be adopted by every pastor. felicitous. Its great fault is a Sick-bed repentance often proves more than ordinary proneness to spurious upon the return of health. antithesis. Nevertheless, I have It is a fact, too, worthy of no- good reason to know, that it is tice, that revivals prevail almost often read, and well remembered invariably in a general time of by some of our modern popular health. 'Ministers ought to be preachers, the tenacity of whose assisted in, visiting by the elders, powers of reminiscence is so reor influential members of the markable, that they are in a fair churches.
way to resuscitate the whole body (To be concluded in our next.)
of obsolete divinity.
bookworm readers' can, in addiLITERARY INQUIRIES.
tion to the query respecting Secker, answer another respecting
Richard (To the Editors.)
Garbutt, pastor of a church at GENTLEMEN,- I should be much Leeds, and author of an excellent obliged to any of your readers, piece on the Resurrection, 12mo. who would acquaint me with some 1669, I shall be obliged. Was particulars of the life of William Mr. Garbutt a nonconformist, or Secker, preacher of the Gospel, not? I am inclined to think he was, who published “The Nonsuch and that he died before 1662. Professor in his Meridian Glory,"
HORNBOOKIUS. 8vo. 1660. Mr. Secker is noticed by Lettsome, in his Preacher's Assistant, as a Dissenter; but DESCRIPTION OF THE GENERAL not being mentioned by Calamy,
BURIAL GROUND,' MANCHESI presume, he did not survive the
TER. Act of Uniformity in 1662, in which case he is more properly
(With an Engraving.) to be called a puritan. The style GENTLEMEN, I remember to of the book indicates, that the have felt no small gratification on author was of nonconformist prin- perusing, in your Magazine for ciples in 1660; but that age was 1822, an account of the approa very slippery one, and many priation of a commodious site of who had professed nonconformity ground in Manchester, for the use in Cromwell's time, stumbled into of the Dissenters, in common with the hierarchy in 1662. I am in- all other persons, who chose to clined also to the same opinion, select it as a resting place for
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the remains of their departed now more than doubled their orifriends. Business having called ginal value; and I understood, on me to this important town, dur- the last payment, that a dividend ing the present summer, the Gene- of 12 per cent. rewarded the public ral Burial Ground was one of the spirit of the proprietors. objects of interest I resolved to Long, very long, have I wished visit, and I must say it afforded that the Dissenters of London me melancholy satisfaction to would unite in such a scheme. behold this respectable and appro- I therefore addressed to you, in priate establishment, alike credi- 1825, a paper, which you intable to the public-spirited indi- serted in the June number, entividuals who projected its plan, tled “ Remarks on the proposed and consolatory to those who Metropolitan Cemetery ;" but have there to seek a safe and which I regret excited no attenagreeable burying place, where tion. A paper has appeared in they may bury their dead out of the last number of the Evangelitheir sight. I found it a commo. cal Magazine, “on Dissenting dious field of four acres, enclosed Burial Grounds,” which justly with a wall of sufficient height, describes the gorged and disand skirted on all sides by a gusting state of Bunhill Fields. luxuriant shrubbery ; convenient The writer of that article, though gravel paths are laid for the visi- Dissentiens Senex, has not sugtors, and the green-sward is pre- gested, as I conceive, the wisest served with commendable neat- course to secure the opening of ness. The whole of the field is
a general cemetery in the metrodivided and numbered in a ground polis. The great body of Evanplan, prepared for that purpose, gelical Dissenters know quite and the vaults and monumental enough of Dr. Williams's Trustees, stones are all of one size, pat- to dissent in toto from his retern, and material; the stone- mark, that they would be as masonry being prepared on the suitable and eligible a body as premises. The entrance is from can be found amongst us, to have the Rusholme Road, by two the establishment invested in their lodges, a sketch of which I have hands, and its management conalready sent you. The right hand fided to their care." building is the residence of the Nor can I think him more Rev. W. M. Walker, the Regis- happy in naming the managers trar, and the left is neatly fitted of Widows' Fund, or of the up as a small chapel, where the funds for Poor Ministers.
To varied religious services are per- my mind, the duty of engaging formed. Besides the general su- in this attempt devolves with perintendence of the respectable greater force on the Body of DisRegistrar, the ground is guarded senting Deputies than on any other by watchmen and dogs, and addi- already organized. That Assotional security is afforded by the ciation includes about 200 of the introduction of gas. I find that most respectable laymen of the the purchase money was raised Three Denominations, who could, by 600 shares of £10. each, which without any difficulty, become were all bought in a fortnight! subscribers in £20. shares to this and that such success has at- much needed establishment, by tended the undertaking, that be- wbich a sum would be raised sides the accommodation which that would go far to secure the is secured, and which was the adequate capital; and who can only object in the first instance doubt that there are a great num; contemplated the shares have ber of families amongst us, who
would cheerfully subscribe at least and duty, and though they canfor a share, seeing that the outlay not have the honour of originatwould be considerably less than ing a plan, which has already is required to secure a decent been accomplished in Manchester vault in the ancient cemetery to and Liverpool, yet I trust they which I have alluded.
will speedily follow, and by their Surely, Gentlemen, it is time union, liberality, and taste in this that the Dissenting Budy in the matter, sustain the respectability metropolis prove to their brethren which has hitherto been associated throughout the kingdom, that they with their name throughout the are alive to their own interests empire.
B. J. P.
XXXIX. - Dr. Isaac Watts to his your letter I am determined against it, Brother Mr. Enoch Watts.* though I hope to see the child myself
to-morrow in London, at Mrs. Richier's, Monday Evening, Feb. 28, 1736-7. where my lady has a hired apartment Dear BROTHER,-I thank you for for our house once a week. With reyour kind regards to me, which run
gard to my father's will, I supposed through your whole letter; and though that he might leave me 3 or £400, you despair of any hearty reconciliation having never given me any thing but between sister B-- and brother R-, yet my education, and that (you know) was I find neither she nor you are averse to not very expensive to him, but only for such a conduct as may bear the ap- books and clothes; and since I had pearance of mutual civility. But I
never offended him, I imagined I might wonder why you should enter so largely stand as much in his favour as Brother on repeating her sorrow and repentance, Tom, who I suppose had not much less when I am persuaded there is not a than £400 from him, and I imagined sentence in my letter that intimates or brother R- to have had near £300; supposes it. I had no thought of any but if I had wanted it, I verily think he submissions, but a perfect oblivion of would have left me more. As for yourevery thing on both sides, without which self
, I always thought he would leave I know any sort of reconciliation is im- you more, hecause you wanted it, and possible. But I was desirous to know my sister, who personally well deserved from my sister and you, whether on this it, as well as you, and her family would foot it was desired, that I might make stand in need of it. I declare myself, use of the death of a father as a me- therefore, well satisfied with my father's dium, or rather an occasion, to attempt will. But I told you I feared brother the re-union of his family. I had this R- would repent it (viz.) his not having project also in hand, (viz.) having heard
so much as mourning: for however he at No. 2, Pancras Lane, that my niece had not carried it dutifully to my moSally is in or near town, (which they ther, yet I thought he had generally always learn by some means or other,) paid more respect to my father than I thought of appointing one of her bro- your letter intimates. However, she thers to bring her to me, for I should be
not leaving him mourning, I feared glad to see the child; and then I would would be so far resented as to prevent have carried her to see her uncle, and my scheme of reconciliation, and therenot left her alone there a woment, but fore I could not but advise it: and I have made use of it to soften their
cannot but think still it will look well hearts. I confess my nephew Joseph in the eye of the world for the executors, did not encourage me in it, but by
even without any retrospect to the will
, to send him £20 on that account, and There is so much in this letter illus
as I told you I will readily give half of trative of the Doctor's Christian temper
it myself, without his knowledge of it, and private history, that our readers, we
whether he accepts it or no, 'twill alpresume, will readily bear with the rather ways have a good aspect on your side, lengthened reference he makes to family But after all, I cannot say I desire you disputes.-Ed.
to do it, unless you and my sister are