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—and how we should devote our But it should be a matter of consolives to God, that we may meet lation to dying parents, that there is death with peace. I hope you will One who heareth even
young not only be good, and live so as ravens when they cry," and will to meet your poor father in hea- provide for the fatherless. ven, but I hope your life will I have only to add, that to the be spent in trying to do good to subject of this narrative God was others."
ever near. He was placed in many The clergyman held the hand of different situations-passed through the child, and they knelt in prayer many trials, but was ever protected on the grave. The petition was, through the tender mercy of God. that God would provide for the little At the age of sixteen, it is beorphan. It was now dark, except lieved he experienced the operawhat light was afforded by the tions of the Spirit of God upon his bright twinkling of the stars. As heart: he thought of this interview they left the grave-yard, the shepherd with the good clergyman, and of his directed the attention of his lamb advice, his prayers, and his wishes; to these wonderful works of God, and he dedicated his life to the serand his heart beat with joy when vice of God. The hand of charity he exclaimed, “ My Father made was extended. He is now a memthem all.”
ber of one of the most respectable He led the orphan to his place colleges; and it is hoped and beof residence-soothed his grief- lieved that this orphan may hereassuaged his sorrows-and deter- after be known as a Missionary of mined to adopt and make him his the Cross in some heathen fand, child.—But God had otherwise de- where he has determined to spend termined. The faithful pastor was his days.
PEREGRINUS. soon after laid upon the bed of death, and from the chamber which had for many years been the wit
DR. DODDRIDGE. ness of the piety of his heart, and This is an excellent and an affect. which was "privileged above the ing piece of advice which Dr. Dodcommon walks of virtuous life,” his dridge gives to young divines in his spirit, as we trust, flew from the Family Expositor : " I hope my snares, the corruptions, and the sins younger brethren in the ministry will of this transitory world, and found pardon me if I entreat their partia shelter in the bosom of his Re- cular attention to this admonitiondeemer—and left the child a second Not to give the main part of their time an orphan.
time to the curiosities of learning, At the death of the clergyman, and only a few fragments of it to the little boy was thrown upon the their great work, the cure of souls ; wide world with but few friends :- lest they see cause, in their last his patron was dead, and he was moments, to adopt the words of forgotten. Many who saw, felt com- dying Grotius, perhaps with greater passion for him. They saw sorrow propriety than he could use themoften brooding over his countenance, Proh! vitam perdidi operose nihil and the big tear often gush from agendo!”—That is, “Alas! how bave his eyes : they saw and pitied. I spent my life in laboriously doing
hoped he would be provided for” nothing ! --and left him as they found him.
MRS. ANN CROWTHER.
till 1805, when her eldest son joined
the church at Morley (ihen, under the MEMORIALS of the deceased can be
charge of Mr. Clough,) that she took useful only to the living; and if faith
courage to do so, as intimated in our ful, however brief, they may always become so. Mrs. C. was mother of who would dread to disobey any other
Magazine for 1811, p. 102. How many, David C. whose holy life and early re
command of Christ, remain to their moval to a better state were comme
last hour the prey of this delusion! morated in our Magazine for March
Froni that time, Mrs. C. appears to 1811. Her father, the late Mr. Saniuel have exercised a lively hope in him Rhodes, of Morley, near Leeds, was
whose dying love she constantly comleft, with eleven more orphans, to the
mernorated. Without it, she would care of a kinsman, whose misconduct
have been ill prepared to sustain a sedeprived them of considerable pro
ries of heavy afflictions, though these perty. By industry, frugality, and pru
were not unmixed with earthly consodenče, several of them, like him, attained to respectable situations in life; Mr. John Crowther, of Morley, whos.
lations. She had married in, 1786 and still more of them, by faith in the
after an affectionate union of more than Gospel, to the hope of a far better in
34 years, survives to lament deeply heritance. He was father also of the
her loss. Her brother died at New late Rev. Josiah Rhodes, who studied
York before her father, of whom she was under Mr. Scott of Heckmondwyke,
also deprived in 1807. Of her two sons ånd preached several years, with much prospect of usefulness, had not the (their only children,) the
eldest, already state of his health compelled him to
mentioned, was taken from her in
1809, the 21st year of his age. From relinquish his ministry,
that time she committed to writing Ann Rhodes was born at Morley in
réflections that daily occurred to her; September 1757, and was named after
many profitable and affecting extracts her youngest aunt, who married in
from which (some in artless but heart-
felt verse) our limits oblige us reluc-
They intimate way she should go, Ann never departed
that her mind was more in heaven from jt; and she very early acquired clear and impressive views of the Gos- health concurred with her bereave
than on earth. The failure of her pel, under the ministry of the Rev. John Parish, of the new chapel at
ment of persons so dear to her, to diMorley, where he commenced his la- future and better world. Slre solemnly
rect her thoughts and affections to a bours in 1765. To such persons as knew her, the poet's language might na- deaths; which she found so profitable,
recognised the anniversaries of their turally be applied
that she added similar memorials of * Too happy ! if their happiness they knew :" deceased members of the church, with
whom she had enjoyed communion in but the subject of this memorial, by the ways of God. Without murmurfollowing a misguided though truly ing at her lot, she longed to share in tender conscience, withheld, to the theirs. She was desirous, if it might 48th year of her life, her obedience to please God, that her removal might be the dying command of our Lord, to sudden; for her spirits shrunk from * remember him" at his table. Appre- the apprehended pains of death, though hending it to be designed only for the she dreaded nothing beyond it. But iti regenerate; and connecting with that behoves us to cast this with every state the powerful feelings that are ma- other care on him who careth for nifested by inany who are, and by many us." We cannot, by present anxiety, who never are, converted; it was not prevent the morrow from bringing
“imore; and sufficient to every day are few, bespoke a heart at peace with its own troubles.
God; full of affection to his friends, Her health, which had long been and ardent to spend his future days, if precarious, sustained permanent da- spared, in the most entire devotedness mage
from a cold in the winter of 1819, to the service of Him who had both which caused a violent cough and pain retleemeil his own soul and given him 'in her side that never were wholly re-a commission to proclaim redemption moved. She relapsed in November to his fellow-creatures. He was buried 1820, after attending a church meeting at Poole. His funeral sermon was in severe weather, and the following preached at Corfe Castle on Sabbath Lord's Day, when the present minister evening, Sept. 16th, by Mr. Durant, to first dispensed the Lord's Supper, was a most crowded and affected auditory. the last of her communion with the On Thursday, October 4, 1821, died
Church on earih. She was confined at his house in Devonshire Street, to her bed five weeks, and could not near Mile-end Road, the Rev. Thomas - speak without difficulty: Her bodily Williams, aged 58, minister of Hag- suffering seemed to confuse lier mind; gerston Chapel, Kingsland Road, late *yet she expressed her stedfast reliance minister of Gloucester Chapel, Ilack
6 Hiin who'never wouli' cast off ney Fields. -them that put their trust in him;" fre
WELSH CALVINISTIC METHODISTS, quently exclaiming, “ Save Lord, or I
at Barmouth, N. W. A week before her death she was
EARLY in 1821 died Catharine Jones, filled with peace and joy in the Holy upwards of 90 years old, a member of Spirit. "have saved thee with an the above Society. This pious womnan everlasting salvation," was powerfully lived many years without learning to impressed on her mind, and clouds no read; and thought herself too old, till more intercepted her spiritual prospect. she was prevailed upon to try to learn, She rejoiced in God as her God and by the late Rev. Mr. Charles, of Bala Saviour, and longed for his immediate She continued a doer of the word, not "presence, asking only resignation to
a hearer only; and came to the grave - his will. On Lord's Day morning, like a shock of corn fully ripe, gathered March 10, a blood vessel bursting, pre
into the garner. "vented her for several hours from Miss Ann Lloyd, daughter of 'Squire speaking. In the evening, one who Lloyd), of Barmouth, died in the prime was near heard her say," I should like of her youth. From the time of her to talk to you, but have not strength. admission as a member in the Church, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nei- she lived as a consistent, Christian; ther have 2” She could not proceed: and as teacher in the Sunday «Lvut in less than an hour she fully real School, has seldom been equalled. She -ized « the things which God hath pre- learned hundreds of chapters, and repared for them that love him.” The peated them publicly. She kept fa-Rev. J. Coanes, her pastor, preached · mily prayers in her father's house very the following Lord's Day on this so- correctly for many years, till her weaklemn occasion from Psalm cxix. 75, ness prevented. She bore her great which she had long before chosen for pain with becoming resignation to the
S. G. last, and died beloved and lamented
by all who knew her.
In June died Eliz. Davies (wife of RECENT DEATHS.
Sydney Davis, and daughter of Mr. Died September 8th, after a short Griffith Jones, minister in the above and severe illness, at Corte Castle, connexion. She feared the Lord from Dorset, the Rev. John Sheckell, aged her youth; she lived beloved, and died 38. His disorder, which was a brain lamented; leaving a husband and seven fever, rendered it impossible for him to children behind her, of whom six are afford to his friends the calm, but me- members of the same church. “Many lancholy pleasure which the death- daughters have done virtuously, but beds of many Christians have yielded. thou excellest them all."-Prov. xxxi. His lucid intervals, however, though 29.
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cumstances of man as a creature, and as a The excellent author informs us that “he depraved guilty sinner. was led to publish these discourses by a con- Mr. Leifchild is not the servile adherent viction that the sentiments they contain need of any system, nor does he tread the beaten to be pressed upon the religious world, and path of any other author ; but evidently by the hope that in some instances they may thinks and writes as one who has a searched be beneficial to those who peruse them. The the Scriptures daily, to see whether these subject of Christian morals is yet, he fears, things are so." From this very interesting but improperly understood, or at least by no volume, did our limits admit of it, we could means receives its due attention. He values give ample extracts, illustrative of these rethe doctrines of Christianity as the life and marks, in which the scriptural nature of consource of all true morality; but he is of version is described — the insufficiency of opinion, that the inculcation of these, apart self-righteousness is detected—the important from their legitimate and practical influence, doctrines of justification and sanctification are is calculated to make but indifferent Chris- distinguished--the baneful influence of Antitians."
nonianism is exposed--the spirit of meek. With these sentiments we most cordially ness and the constant exercise of mercy
is consider the present age of the strongly recommended-the necessity of Christian church distinguished more by a ge- progress in religion and the sacred excel. neral profession of Christianity, public atten- lence of an aged Christian at death is beaution to benevolent institutions, and attach- tifully illustrated. The concluding passage ment to certain doctrines, than by the culti- of the sermon on “ The nature and excele vation of Christian tempers, or the influence lency of evangelical righteousness,” will of divine truth on the heart, the affections, justify this opinion and the conduct; and, therefore, a volume “ Progress in piety is limited to no period of sermons on the Christian Temper, in which of life, but may be co-extensive with our several prevailing evils are detected, and the mortal existence. The increase of spirivital principles of divine truth in their na- tual strength is in striking contrast to that ture, their consolation and transforming which is natural; the one reaches its perenergy, are discussed and illustrated, is an fection, and ever afterward declines; but invaluable treasure.
the other may continue on the advance, even This volume consists of nine discourses, to the hour that lays all our mortal energies founded on the Beatitudes. The introduc- in the dust. The aged Christian finds every tory discourse contains a developement of thing in which he is concerned diminishing, the author's plan, and is a fair specimen of but his piety: his devotion glows with a new his capabilities for the undertaking ; in ardour as he approaches the hour that shall which he principally dwells on the pre-emie introduce him to immediate intercourse with nence of Christ as a teacher, in reference to its object, and his hope kindles into new the extent of his knowledge, the adaptation animation as he comes within sight of home. of all his instructions to the circumstances of He resembles a pilgrim having behind him his hearers, and his dignity and authority as the scenes of his toils, his perils, and his one sent from God. In the discussion of fears, and gaining a summit whence he beother important subjects --The blessedness of holds the place of his birth, and the residence the poor in spirit – The mourner comforted of endeared and expectant friends. One -The portion of the meek—The nature little brook only remains to be crossed; it is and excellency of evangelical righteousness the last effort, and he is at home. Hitherto
he hungered and thirsted, now he is filled. to eulogize any work on the ground of cha• Mark the perfect' man, and behold the rity only; and truth would have demanded upright; for the end of that man is peace.' all we shall say of this work, independent of
Should a second edition of these Sermons any benevolent motive. The volume before be called for, we would suggest to the author us contains 29 Sermons in the compass of the propriety of parting with several words, 432 pages, consequently they are not long not generally used in plain sermons, a considerable advantage, in our humble opilargesses, piacular, peccant, &c. Also the nion, to the reader : for, however the vivid importance of being verbally correct in Scrip- eloquence of a speaker may reconcile us to a tural quotations, as well as avoiding some long discourse, yet when it comes to be read in peculiarities of expression which we could the family or the closet without that advanwish to see removed in a future edition. We tage, it cannot fail to weary the attention. It most earnestly recommend the volume to the may also recommend them, and we hope it serious perusal of our numerous readers. will, to some pulpits in the establishment,
| where long sermons are unfashionable. It
is probable, however, that Mr. H. enlarged * Sermons adapted for Parochial and them in the delivery ; and if he did not, it was
Domestic Use. By the late Rev. J. P. very excusable in a clergyman who had often Hewlett, M. A. Chaplain of Magdalen four or five services on the Sabbath. The and New Colleges, and Curate of St. Al subjects of these discourses are quite misceldate's, Oxford. 8vo. 128. Simpkin and laneous, but none of them trifling or uninMarshall.
teresting. We can merely enumerate them: There is perhaps no character more truly Consideration and prayer-Importance of valuable and respectable than that of a labo
the ministerial office-The minister's comrious and faithful Parish Priest, who, by his
mission-Christ the object of supreme redoctrine, precept, and example,
gard-Predictions of momentous events * Allures to brighter worlds, and leads the
The Saviour's legacy - Christ crucified
The rainbow – The Messiah's embassyway.”
Acquaintance with God - The important inSuch was Mr. Hewlett, who officiated se- quiry--Genuine and delusive hope–The veral years, not only as Chaplain of the consistent Christian-A refuge in trouble, above colleges, and Curate of St. Aldate's, 2 sermons- - The Christian pilgrimage, 2
but also as Chaplain to the Workhouse and the sermons -- Improvement of time-Call to ! City goal; in all which situations we under- early piety-The sleeper in harvest—The
stand that “ he conducted himself in the dis- consolations of a faithful minister - The in charge of his duty with exemplary diligence, Christian's song in exile-Consolation under
regularity, and piety." His income, arising spiritual darkness—The happy effects of the from these various sources was, it seems, Gospel - The grateful retrospect Pious barely sufficient for the decent maintenance youth commended to God–The servant of of himself and family : he has therefore been God-The returning Saviour welcomed unable to leave more than a small pittance The pastor's valedictory address. to provide for a widow and five children.' Among so great a variety, it was not easy This volume is, in consequence, published to fix on any one as affording a sufficient with the double view of assisting them and specimen of the preacher's style and manner; instructing others; and in both respects me- but we were struck with some remarks in rits our encouragement.
may be thought, the 8th Sermon, as peculiarly suitable to the and has been said, that we are too free and present season. It was preached in the autoo general in our recommendations of tumn of 1817, after a wet summer, and a works of this nature ; for many readers harvest supposed at first to be very unfa(though not many of ours we hope) are bet- vourable. The subject is The Rainbow, and ter pleased with minute and severe criticism, the text Gen. ix. 13. “ I do set my bow in than with that liberal commendation to the cloud," &c. After a short introduction which we think every author intitled who, on the faithfulness of God to his promises, without any important defect, aims to en.. notwithstanding our unworthiness, Mr. H. Lighten the understanding, and impress the remarks-God's" reasons of mercy are all heart with the great practical truths of evan- drawn from himself, not from any thing in gelical religion.
us; and therefore it is, that we sinful sons We are too sensible, however, of our duty and daughters of Adam are not consumed;
and that the promise of divine mercy is still * Mrs. Hewlett is already known to our extended to us, that " while the earth rereaders as a valuable writer for young per- maineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and sons,&c.-See Evan. Mag. 1819, p.513, and heat, and summer and winter, and day and 1820, p. 164.
night, shall not cease.'