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quillity, she passed through the dark valley the trials of life, and sustain in the hour of fearing no evil, for his rod and his staff com- death, forted her.
About three months prior to her decease it seemed, to all human appearance, evident
MR. JOHN GOFFE. that the hour of her departure was at hand; still amid intense suffering and weakness,
This beloved brother, more than twenty and in the immediate prospect of eternity,
years deacon of the second baptist church at her soul was kept in perfect peace, looking
Brighton under the pastorate of Mr. Joseph for and hastening unto the coming of her
Sedgwick, was called to his Father's house Lord. But her time was not yet fully come,
on Thursday, the 28th of February last. and for fourteen weeks more it was her lot
In the morning of that day he was in his to lie in utter helplessness, unable to raise
usual health, and read and prayed in the herself without assistance, or to speak but
family, which was his daily custom. He in a faint whisper ; still the Master's image
afterwards went into the yard, where he was shone brightly in his enfeebled servant, and
immediately siezed with apoplexy. A neighshe found strength proportioned to her day:
bour observed him to fall by the door of an animated by a calm and stedfast hope,
adjoining stable, and immediately gave the although unaccompanied by those ecstatic
alarm. He was carried into the house, but joys possessed by some, she centred all her
never spake afterwards, and in a very few hope in Christ, longing for increased con
hours expired, in the sixty-fourth year of his formity to the divine will. It was with
age. great delight that she welcomed the visits of
Mr. Goffe was called at an early age to Christian friends to her sick chamber, deeply
know the Lord, and was baptized and united enjoying their fellowship and communion
to the church at Shipston, in Worcestershire, in the exercises of devotion, and at such
in 1810. Six years afterwards he went to seasons smiles of sacred joy would beam
London, and joined the church in Little upon her countenance, while in feeble ac
Wild Street, where he remained till 1821, cents she would speak of the bappiness and
when his steps were directed to Brighton, society of that better land. As she neared
where, with his now bereaved widow, he the haven of repose, the billows of affliction
assisted in the formation of the above baptist beat still more heavily upon her, and during
church in that town, and where he continued the last three weeks of her life her sufferings
universally loved and respected till the day were very great ; but, as she expressed her
of his death, self, although too weak to think much, she
He was a great friend to the poor, a concould still hope, and, animated by that hope,
stant attendant on the means of grace, and she expressed her willingness to resign the
one who made it his daily study to promote numerous circle of her family, to whom she the peace and happiness of both pastor and was most tenderly attached : in faith, antici. | people. To this it may be added with much pating and praying for an eternal re-union | propriety, he was held in the highest estimahereafter with those in whom she delighted
tion by his fellow townsmen, who, with a on earth. When, in answer to her almost
numerous circle of friends both far and near, inaudible inquiry of “How long do you
| unite in deploring his loss, think it will be ?" she was told by her beloved attendant that it would be probably but a few hours before her spirit would reach
REV. JOSEPH HARRIS. its home, a smile of pleasure pervaded those
On the 17th of May, in the forty-seventh features on which the cold chill of death was
year of his age, Mr. Harris, formerly missionthen gathering; and as the close of the confict drew near, doubtlessly feeling that her
| ary in Ceylon, recently minister of the Free time was now come, her lips frequently
Church, Niagara, terminated bis course. moved in attempts to speak, but finding herself
Having gone to Hamilton from Niagara, to unable to be understood, by her smiles, like
a meeting of ministers, he was there seieed the last rays of the setting sun, she exhibited
with erysipelas and fever. Mrs. Harris was her possession, unimpaired by the stroke of
sent for, and was with him during his illness death, of that peace which passeth under
of about eight or nine days. He was carried standing. Thus she fell asleep in Jesus, and
ito Niagara, and buried there with much without a struggle or a groan, her emanci
respect. His last moments are said to have pated spirit winged its flight from its earthly
been eminently happy. tabernacle to the realms of bliss, to bask for ever in the smiles of that Saviour who loved
MRS. ELLIS. her and gave himself for her, at about four o'clock on the morning of Friday, October Hannah Ellis, the beloved wife of the 20th, 1848, in the twenty-ninth year of her Rev. Robert Ellis of Sirhowy, Monmouthage, leaving behind her a bright testimony to shire, and the daughter of Mr. David Davies the power of divine grace, to comfort amid of Cynwyd, fell asleep in Jesus on Saturday, VOL. XIII.-FOURTH SERIES,
June 22nd, 1850, in the thirty-sixth year of her age. She professed Christ when young, delighted to serve him during the remaining | years of her life, and triumphed in him in her death. Her last words as she reclined in the arms of her devoted husband were, “The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice!" Her death was improved on the following Wednesday by the Rev. Samuel Williams of Nantyglo from Zech. ii. 13, “Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord;" the words which she had chosen for the occasion. The attendance at the service was unusually large, the spacious chapel being too small for the multitude come together to testify by their manifest sorrow their esteem for her many excellencies, and their conviction of the loss sustained by her removal. In a letter to a friend her dear husband said, “ Considering my loss, I am wonderfully supported. No minister ever had a better wife ; and it consoles me now to reflect that I so esteemed her while she lived. I thank God that I was allowed her company so long; and her father and mother, while submissive to the will of God, should also feel thankful that they were favoured with such a daughter."
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REV. T. WRIGAT. On July the 2nd the Rev. Thomas Wright, minister of the gospel for nearly forty years, and twenty-three years the devoted pastor of the baptist church, Says Hill, Herefordshire, was suddenly called by his Lord and master to exchange the scene of conflict for the rest of heaven.
JAMES LOMAX, ESQ. At the advanced age of eighty-nine, having served his generation in many ways with much humility and simplicity of purpose, this excellent man fell asleep on the 10th of
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| by the ministers then present who had
studied under him, in testimony of their THE QUEEN.
gratitude and esteem, to free the author from Every reader is aware, probably, that on the pecuniary risk of publication, hy securing the 27th of June a weak-minded fop, who for as large a number of subscribers to the merly held a commission in the army but volume as possible. Many, doubtless, of has recently been living a life of idleness, his different denominations will gladly unite in father being a gentleman of large property,
this good work of showing respect to one so had the audacity to strike the queen on the eminently deserving of it, and of adding so forehead with a riding cane, while she was useful a book to the stores of our theological sitting in an open carriage with three of her
literature. children, in Piccadilly. The editor of the Patriot has availed himself of this opportunity to write some very just remarks which
ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS. we feel pleasure in transferring to our pages. | Dr. Tischendorf has now an edition of the
“Our beloved queen will perceive how | Codex Amiatinus in the press, founded on conspicuously this untoward circumstance | his own collation of the MS., and on that of calls forth the loyalty of the nation. These Dr. Tregelles, made during his stay at spontaneous outbursts of sympathy and in
Florence in April and May, 1846, and comdignation which are superior to all formal
municated by him to Tischendorf. This expressions of public sentiment, will by their
Latin MS. is one of the greatest importance, warmth, promptitude, and universality, con
and it is probably the best monument of vince her majesty that her incomparable
Jerome's version in existence. It appears to conduct is fully appreciated by her subjects.
have been written before the middle of the Her high station makes her a conspicuous
sixth century. The edition of the Latin mark for hostile shafts; but the unexception- | New Testament, published by Fleck, with able manner in which she fills it, mingling (professedly) the various readings of this the meekness of the woman with the dignity | MS. is wholly unworthy of reliance ; there of the queen, ceases not to attract around her are at least fourteen hundred readings throne and person the shield of sincere af- thoroughly inaccurate
thoroughly inaccurate. We understand that fection and universal admiration. Our history Dr. Tregelles has compared these readings as a kingdom presents no parallel to the one by one with the MS. The collection, as consummate and almost severe propriety published by Fleck has greatly misled Lachwith which queen Victoria observes the rules mann, who had no other collation of this of her peculiar position. Always accessible manuscript available for his use.-Kitto's to her responsible advisers, ever punctual in Journal of Sacred Literature, the discharge of her sovereign duties; as studious of retirement and of the simple pleasures of a rural life as the most shrinking
AUTHENTICITY OF STREET LITERATURE. private lady in her realm, and yet never omitting any suitable occasion of meeting the A popular writer of publications produced gaze and mingling in the society of her sub- in the neighbourhood of the Seven Dials has jects; neither losing the woman in the queen furnished the following details of his art to nor the queen in the woman, her majesty at the Metropolitan Correspondent of the once evinces how well she must have profited Morning Chronicle :-“ The little knowledge by the careful instructions respectively suited I have I have picked up bit by bit, so that I to her gentle sex and her lofty state, and hardly know how I have come by it. I cerhow susceptible a pupil it was the happiness tainly knew my letters before I left home, of her royal mother and the honour of Lord and I have got the rest off the dead-walls and Melbourne (we may add Lord Palmerston) out of the ballads and papers I have been to train and instruct.”
selling. I write most of the Newgate ballads now for the printers in the Dials, and, indeed, anything that turns up. I get a shilling for
a Copy of verses written by the wretched REV. E. HENDERSON, D.D.
culprit the night previous to his execution.' At the annual meeting of the constituents | I wrote Courvoisier's sorrowful lamentation : of Highbury College, June 18th, the eminent I called it, 'A Woice from the Gaol.' I services of the Rev. Dr. Henderson were wrote a pathetic ballad on the respite of adverted to, in expressions of profound re- Annette Meyers. I did the helegy, too, on spect, in connexion with his retirement from Rush's execution ; it was supposed, like the professorial duties. It having been incident- rest, to be written by the culprit himself, and ally mentioned that the Doctor had prepared was particularly penitent. I didn't write for publication a translation of the Prophe that to order-I knew they would want a cies of Jeremiah, and of the Book of copy of verses from the culprit. The pub. Lamentations, with a commentary, critical, lisher read it over, and said, "That's the philological, and exegetical, it was proposed thing for the street public. I only got a shilling for Rush. Indeed, they are all the same health rendered it impossible for him to price, no matter how popular they may be. I fulfil his intention of being in his place in the wrote the life of Manning in verse. Besides House of Commons, to oppose Mr. Locke's these, I have written the lament of Calcraft motion for the renewal of postal labour on the Hangman on the decline of his trade, and the Lord's day, and that subsequently it has many political songs.”
obliged him to be absent on several important
occasions. LITERARY MEN IN FRANCE AND IN ENGLAND.
Our friends in Southampton and Exeter M. Guizot was born at Nismes in 1787 ;
';will soon have opportunities of viewing an was a journalist in the time of Napoleon ;; and was wholly devoted to literature till short time exhibited in London, and has
| interesting work of art which has been for a 1816. He then became distinguished as a
previously afforded pl_asure to multitudes in politician, and was prime minister of France
| Edinburgh and Glasgow. We refer to a when the Revolution of 1848 hurled Louis
picture of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Philippe from the throne. He is once more
the Romans, which gives an impressive view a private man-happier, perhaps, and as
of that terrific scene, and such a representauseful. In England, the man of letters
tion of the country and its edifices as assists seldom wins wealth-never power. He is
the imagination greatly, in its endeavours to invariably regarded here as an impracticable man. The largest acquaintance with the
realize the facts of evangelical history and
the ensuing manifestation of divine justice. rast, the readiest power of observing the
The painting is by David Roberts, Esq., R A., present, the widest benevolence, the most
and we are pleased to learn that an engraving inflexible integrity are no passports to worldly
in tinted colours, 42 inches by 27, is in hand, honour or greatness. It is better, we believe,
eve; which it is hoped will be ready for delivery that it should be so. There are enough
in about twelve months from the present second-rate intellects in the world to carry
time. The prospectus is issued by Messrs. on the great game of expediency.-Knight's
Hering and Remington, pablishers to her Half Hours with the Best Authors.
A Peace Congress is about to be held in EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT.
Germany, in pursuance of a resolution adopted If the widow's who received grants from last year, after the meeting of the same kind the Magazine this time last year will send in France, and it is expected that a large their addresses to Mr. Haddon, Castle Street, delegation of influential men from the Finsbury, he will forward to each of them other side of the Atlantic will attend, the same sum as was voted to her then. coming over in a vessel lent for the purpose The cases of other applicants must stand by the government of the United States. over for the present, but will be considered The delegates and visitors from this country at a future meeting of the proprietors. No are to leave London, for Frankfort-on-thesuccessor to Mr. Penny in the treasurership Maine, where the sittings are to be held, by a is as yet appointed.
special train on Monday evening, August
19th, and proceed by way of Dover and The Rev. Joshua Russell of Lewisham Calais for Cologne, whence they are to proRoad Chapel, Greenwich, and the Rev. John ceed up the Rhine by a special steamer. Leechman of Hammersmith, are about to visit India at the request of the committee of The article on Schism in our last was acthe Baptist Missionary Society. The design cidentally sent out without due examination, of their mission will be explained in the and was miserably incorrect. I Cor. ix. 18 Herald ; but it is within our province to add should have been 1 Cor. xi. 18 ; iva should that it is arranged that Mr. Russell's congre- have been iva ; úniy should have been gation should have the advantage of Dr. | υμιν ; ακονω should have been ακουω. One Hoby's services during their pastor's absence, advantage, however, may accrue from the and that a succession of acceptable ministers accident; a reader who is not conversant from different parts of the country may be with such matters may see from these speciexpected to visit Mr. Leechman's friends at mens how easy it was for a copyist of Greek Hammersmith. At his return, we trust that manuscripts inadvertently to multiply he will find a spacious and convenient place“ various readings." of worship ready for his reception ; that in which he has laboured being about to be The Circular Letters from Glamorganshire taken down immediately, in order to prepare and Monmouthshire, which we have just the way for the erection of a much larger one received, show very remarkable additions to on the same site.
the churches in those counties. The 126
churches in these two associations report a Our readers will partake of the regret with clear increase of 6,310 members; an average which we learn that the state of Mr. Peto's of fifty per church !