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at Theopolis; and was sorry to find Mrs. Cat Rivers, are the only streams of any Barker so indisposed, that Brother Bar. importance. Those who reside on the ker could find no liberty to proceed to borders of these rivers are well supLattakoo. Brother Ulbricht, although plied; but the rest of the Caffres must very weak, was much better than he had be defendent on rains to fill their ponds been.
or little lakes. The Somerset and Cat 13th. I left Theopolis early, by the Rivers may be led out with effect; but new road, supplied with fresh oxen, and the Keiskamma and Chumie have high rode to the first military post; and be- banks, and the ground on the banks of fore day-light we proceeded, and arrived the first very hilly. We were astonished in the night at Sunday's River, where we to see so few cattle in Caffraria, and were found our cattle from Bethelsdorn. at a loss
Isdorn. at a loss to know how a large kraal They said the Sunday's River was high; could subsist; and considering their and that two of our members had lost customs and manner of living, we did part of a waggon, in attempting to cross not much wonder at their propensity it that day, likewise their clothes, and to stealing. They are accustomed to almost their own lives.
live on animal food; and it would be I found Brother SI nger here with the impossible they could subsist long on cattle belonging to Brother Messer : he their own. Their game they seem to was very lively; has, by his own assi- have destroyed. We did not see one duity learded to read the Bible; and elk; a very few spring - bucks, a few gets great support from it. We went on other small ones, such as duikers ; perto the river ; but found it too deep to pass haps sixty in the whole, in Caffraria; till near sun-set, when, having consider- and a few hartebeests. We supposed ably sunk, we ventured, and got thro'; that one object of getting cattle from but not without some danger. The the colony, is for the sake of the skios, stream was so strong, that it took down for carosses, as many of the Caffres were the oxen and the waggons : they did badly off, and others had them of sheep. not overturn; but every thing in the skins, which formerly they would not waggons was wet. We arrived at Be- wear. If growing corn and wearing thelsdorp about one in the morning clothes can be introduced, the tempta.
17th. We waited on the Landrost, Col. tion to stealing may be done away. We Cuyler, who was much delighted at our took an occasion of telliog Geika, that relation, and offered every assistance, &c. he knew in what a state the Hottentots
The Mission to the Caffres has at pre- were before Jankanna and myself joinsent several advantages, which it ne vered them, having then had nothing ; but had before : - 1st, Their conquest by now they have waggons, oxen, cattle, the English has had a good effect; = horses, &c. in abundance, without steal2dly, The preaching of Makanna, al. ing. though very defective, and, in some The climate of Caffraria, or the man things, inconsistent, has had a wonder- per of living of the Caffres, must be ful effect, and prepared the minds of the very healthy. We saw only one sick Caffres ; - 3dly, The assistance of our person in the whole country. We saw young chief Tzatzoo, and several pious one dwarf; but scarcely another des and zealous Hottentots from Bethels- formed person in all our journey. dorp, understanding the Caffre language, Makanna may be very useful or very one of whom is a smith; - 4thly, On injurious: it is doubtful whether he is a the part of Government. The Caffres changed man or not; he seems to have having refused to assist the Boors in the been a peculiar person from a child. — late rebellion, Garernment is anxious to When a boy, he was among the farmers, take the advantage of this instauce of and speaks a little Dutch. It is evident good-will, and is ready to give every that he has learned much of what he assistance; and has even offered to send knows from Mr.Vanderlingen; and seems a cargo of different articles for barter- to have a good memory. He is a stout ing.
handsome man, and commands respect : We were much disappointed with be piakes the Caffres believe he is a Caffraria, in consequence of the reports very great man ; and seems under the that were generally given of its fertility. temptation to be pleased that the Caffres Except on the mountains behind Geika's think there is something miraculous in residence, there is little timber in the his doings. Hoping, however, for the country. The grass, in many places, is best, and praying that the Gospel may scarce; and where it is rather plentiful, strike deep-rooted in that country, on the west side of the Keiskamwa River, it is very sour. There is in ge
I remain ngral a scanty supply of water. The your ready Servant in the Gospel, Somerset, Keiskampa, Chumie, and
RICHARD REYNOLDS, ESQ. desired that his daughter would be with
him at his close; and now, about six Died, on Monday, Sept. 10, 1816, at o'clock, raising himself a little, he signi. Cheltenham, in his 81st year, the truly fied that she should go to the other side venerable Richard Reynoils, a meniber of the bed ; when, turning on his side, of the Society of Friends, who, full of and taking her hand in his, and pressing faith, of days, of riches, and of honour, it, he quietly, and almost imperceptibly, was gathered to his fathers, as a shock of expired !- A silence, which can hardly Lorn fully ripe. His Christian benevo. be described, pervaded the room, no one lence was not confined to the numerous quitting the awful scene for more than charitable institutions of Bristol, but an hour. “ Know ye not thut there is a prince was co-extensive with the habitable globe. und a great man fullen this duy in Israel ?” His influential example has given the A few days previously to this event, tone to the philanthropic exertions of after something consolatory had been his fellow citizens, who will long retain administered by a dear female friend, he an emulation of his virtues.
said, “ My faith and hope are, as they In the spring of this year, his anxious lave long been, on the mercy of God, friends thought they saw in his counte- through JESUS CHRIST, who was the nance, indications of declining health; propitiation for my sins, and not for he was, indeed, about this time, fre. mine only, but for the sins of the whole quently complaining of weakness, and world.” loss of appetite. In May, he was very D uring his illness, he was exceedingly unwell from a cold, but had nearly reco- placid and kind to every body ; his coun. vered it, when a bilious attack reduced tenance and conduct indicating that all him considerably, and did not perma. within was peace.- No alarm, no regret nently vield to medical skill. Seeing at leaving a world in which no one this, he was urged to try the waters at perhaps had more of its real blessings to Cheltenham, to which he submitted, relinquish--the love, the veneration of evidently to satisfy his friends; for his all around him; but, on the contrary, a mind was fixed on the probability that willingness to yield up his spirit to him the complaint would terminate his earthly who gave it, and had sanctified it by the pilgrimage, and with this view he fre- blood of the Redeemer. quently expressed himself quite satis- On Tuesday, the 18th, soon after fied, having brought his mind to a de- eight in the morning, about five hun. pendance only on the mercy of God dred boys, from the benevolent schools in Christ Jesus. He went to Chelten- of St. James and St. Paul, and the Royal ham, August 7th, and continued, with Lancastrian School, formed in two open hut little variation as to his disorder, till colunins, extending from each side of Sept. 6th, (walking and riding out every the good man's late dwelling, across St. day, and even driving the carriage him- James's Square. On the appearance of selt, accompanied by his daughter or the remains of the deceased, the boys cousin only; on which day he walked out pulled off their hats, and stood uncovered before breakfast, but soon after became till the procession had passed. Their much weaker, and towards evening de- youthful artlessness formed a pleasing clined rapidly. On Sunday, the 8th, contrast to the sorrowful countenances however, he revived so much, as to give of the surrounding poor, who filled the hopes that it would be possible to re. area of the square, and lined the streets, move him to Bristol the next day, the eager to testify their last tribute of prospect of which had before appeared respect to their common benefactor. to be agreeable to him. But these hopes Most of the shops in the streets through were disappointed; he sunk again in the which the procession passed were shut. course of that night, never to revive. In the characteristic and primitive simFor many years, he had not been confined plicity of the funeral of a Friend all is to his bed a whole day ; and during this natural, solemn, and im ressive. About illness, he got up, and sat at table with seventy relatives of the deceased fol. the family at all their meals, till Non- lowed in mournful procession, who were day, his last day, when he was induced joined by many males and females of the by his friends to lie in bed till the after- Society of Friends, and also by above noon; then he arose, drank tea with three hundred of the most respectable of them in another room, and went to bed his fellow-citizens, of various religious at his usual time. At five o'clock next denominations, in mourning : among morning, an alteration for the worse ap- whom were noticed, Aldermen Daniel, pearing in his breathing, some of his Fripp, and Birch, Mr. Sheriff Barrow, relatives, who had retired for a while, and other members of the corporation ; were called to him ; but none of them J. Butterworth, Esq. M. P. several of thought his end so near. He had before the resident clergymen, and dissenting
ministers of different persuasions; the and if the gates of heaven had been closed, and like gentlemen of the commuttees of the flaines of hell extinguished, he would have loved
mercy, and delighted in acts of charity! He laid Bible Society, the Infirmary, the Dis. claini lo no distinctions, assumed nu airs of supewensary, the Samaritan, the Prudent riority, and never attempted to catch the public eye,
by an ostentations display of extraordinary excelMan's Friend, and the British and Fo
- lence. His goodness often descended in secret, and reign School Societies; the Orphan like the Providence of Heaven, concealed the hand Asylum, the Blind Asylum, the Bene
that sent the retiet.- He was a burning and a shining
light, and would have no man know it. But he could volent Schools of St. James and St. Paul, not be hid. To hide goodness like his was impossible. the Penitentiarv, the Strangers Friend, How have I seen the good man shrink within him.
sels, and his venerable countenance crinisoned with the Friend in Need, and of several other
the binsh of modesty, when the mention of his
name has been hailed in this place with a thunder a few months of his decease, Mr. Rey. of apparire ! ..
“ His charity was of heavenly origin, and bore nolds was an active member and liberal the impress of his Maker's image. li was derived benefactor. To the credit of the ato from an immediate union with the greatest of all
beings, and the fountain of all happiness; and as tending thousands, the strictest decorum
the wind naturally assimilates itself to those ob
jects with which it is familiarly conversant, by the tolling of several of the church bells, immediate interconrse with his God, he caught the
resemblance of his glory. For God is Jove; and the procession reached the grave yard of
he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and
le God in him, His body was the temple of the Holy Friars, in Rosemary Street, where, after
Ghost ; built indeed with a lowls roof, but at.
tended with Cherubim and Seraphim.-There an placing the remains of the deceased over altar was erected to the living God, whence itre the grave, a solemn stillness, a silence flaine of devotion, and the incense of praise, as.
cended, day and night. In that temple, as in the that might he felt, ensued. Several
Jewish sanctuary, the Shekinah, the visible sy inbol ad of a preseint Deity, was enshrined above the mercy:
seat, and occasionally shone forth, and shed a glory
all around. In his measure he was filled with the tators, reminding the survivors of the fulness of God.” vanity of all things below; warning them Mr. Thorn was followed by J. Butter. not to put their trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, after the
worth, Esq. M. P. who gave a testimony example of their deceased friend ; to
equally strong to the benevolence and evidence their faith by their works, dis- por
piety of the deceased, adding the follow
ing anecdote, as of his own knowledge. Claiming all merit in them, considering * When the first subscription was themselves but as stewards, who must
opened to relieve the distress in Gersoon render an account of their steward.
many, I took some part in that institu. ship, and be accepted by the Father,
er; tion. Being in Bristol soon afterwards, through the alone merit of the Son, and
I had some conversation with Mr. Rey. the sanctifying influences of the Holy
nolds on the subject. He made many Spirit. These services were closed with
judicious observations and enquiries as to a very fervent and appropriate prayer.
the nature of the discress, and the best Wednesday, Oct. 2, a numerous and
mode of distribution, which served as respectable meeting took place at the
valuable hints to the Committee in LonGuildhall, Bristol," for the purpose of a
don. He then modestly subscribed a forming a charitable institution, to per.
. noderate sum with his name; but shortly petuate the memory of the late distin
after, the Committee received a blank guished philanthropist, Richard Rey.
letter, having the post mark of Bristol, nolds," J. Haythorne, Esq. Mayor, in the Chair. On this occasion, the Rev.
and enclosing a Bank of England bill, Mr. Thorp delivered a speech of un
for five hundred pounds."
The other speakers were, -- Smith, common eloquence, which was received
Esq. R. H. Davis, Esq. M.P. Rev. Mess. with enthusiastic approbation. We should v
Biddulph, Day, Maurice, Cowan; Dr. have been happy to have inserted the Pul
Pole, and Dr. Stock. . . copious statement we have received, but
The proposed institution was formed, we must make room for one paragraph, wier.
de under the patronage of the Mayor and referring to his religious character.---'
comer Corporation, the Bean of Bristol, and “ All this prudence and benevolence was adorned opsat with modesty and humility. So far was he from other respectable gentlemen, to be called, being inflated with the pride of wealth, that he spoke “ The Reynolds Commemoration Society." the genuine sentiments of his heart, when he said to a friend who applied to him with a case of distress,
W. Fripp, Esq. Treasurer, and the See * My talent is the meanest of all talents a little cretaries, J. G. Smith, G. Fisher, jun, - Burdid dnst; but the man in the parable, who had and J. M. Gritch. Among the Com. birt one talent, was accountable and for the talent that I possess, humble as it is, I am also accountable mittee, we observed the names of the to the great LORD of ALL. His bounty was not Rev. Messrs. Biddulph and Dav, Drs. the result of fear, like the obedience of a slave who Ruland and Estlin, &c. as proofs that it
trembles under the scourge of a banghty tyrant. It · was not excited by the prospect of remuneration, was no concern of any party. Nearly nor extorted by the dread of punishment, uor per. $400. was immediately put down as doa formed with a view to merit an inheritance in the kingdom of heaven. All such sentiments de rejected nation, and above f100. as annual subwith abhorrence--placed his whole dependance for eternal life upon ihe. Suvereign Mercy of GOD, through the propitiating sacrifice of bois Redeeiner; [ Sume further Anecdotes of Mr. Reynolds in our next.]
Review of Religious Publications.
Essays in Rhyme on Morals and Man- say not this to flatter, but to animate
ner's, by Jane Taylor, Author of Dis the writer to further exertions, well play, fc. 12mo. 6s.
persuaded she will agree with us, that
they who do the most and the best in We have had repeated occasions this cause will never do enough. to pay our respects to this lady, and The subjects are very miscellaneous. indeed to the whole family to which All have a bearing in favour of Chris. she belongs, as having devoted talents tian piety and morals; those which of a superior order to the service of are most decidedly so, and come more evangelical religion. The volume be- properly within our department, are fore us makes a nearer approach to “ Piety & Reality;" “ the World in the the style, the manner, and the senti- House;" and “in tlre Heart.” At prements of Cowper, than any thing we sent we must content ourselves with a have seen since his decease. It has specimen from the former of these, and his ease, variety, and simplicity; the shall endeavour to find room occaarchness of his satire, and his decided sionally for some farther extracts in attachment to truth and piety. We our Poetical department,
--Crossing the poet's sacred haunt, behold,
That persecution, which whoever will
A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the additional suggestions; and in the first
Diocese of Gloucester, 1816, by Henry place “ on the nature of our public Ryder, D D. Bishop of Gloucester. ministrations,” in which he shews that 2d edit. 4to 28. .
the mere.“ punctual performance of Tus primary charge commences duty will not suffice; upon the nature with a high euloginm of the prelate and spirit of its performance, (says Dr. who preceded Dr. Ryder in this dio- R.) your ministerial character and cese, and a inodest claiın to the good success depend." opinion of the clergy. He observes,
The worthy prelate then refers to that the object of a charre consists in what he terms “ the distinguishing general exhortation, and in appropriate
privileges of the ministry--the form of instruction, and admonitions suited to prayer, and series of public services; peculiar circumstances. On the first, these he not only extols, as might be he presumes to offer to the clergy expected, bat extols at the expence of noting new; but wonlı stir up their those
those why do not use them ; for he pure minds by way of remembralice,
observes, “ It has been admirably referring them to the directions of St. said, that, if we were to compare the Paul “ to his first bishops, Timothy prayers used in the 10,000 churches of and Titus,” and to that solemn day
tenin day the country during each Sabbath of the when every servant of Christ must give year; win the contemporary prayers an account of himseif to his great
it of himself to his creat in other places of Worship, we should Miaster. The bishop then addresses
es be constrained to fall down upon our an excellent series of questions to the knees, and bless God for the Liturgy consciences of his clersy, wbich are to
to of the Church of England." To this the following effect:
Dissenters can have no objection, pro“ Am I the very messenger, watchman,
vided they also may be permitted to and steward of my Lord, which I was ex
fall on their knees and thank God horted, and which I promised to be, in (without being prosecuted for it*), that my ordination vows? As a messenger, in- he doth hear the language of a pious stant in season and out of season,' in heart, however simple and artless it sounding the message and call of my God may be: for the only Being, who can in every ear that will hear : as a watch make the comparison suggested by his man on my post, on the alcit, endeavour. lordsbip, does not estimate prayers ing to ward off every danger, to seize either by the purity or sublimity of every opportunity of duty: as a sicuurd, their language: He * heareth the de. wisely and faithiully dispersing the sire o! tie bumble.” whether it be exblessed mysteries 'committed to me, so
pressed extemporaneously, or in a that, He that gathereth litile shall have no lack? Am I the good shepherd, guid
written form, produced by the wisdom ing, feeding, guarding, rearing when
hen and taleuts of a convocation. young, directing when at riper years,
His lordship condescends to advert supporting and cherishing when old, the briefly to some ministers who have flock over which I am appointed overseer Jately seceded from the church, and --regarding their souls, not as worthless adopted erroneous doctrines. “Beor insignificant, but as a treasure of infi. ware,” says he," of this (Antinomian) nite value entrusted to my charge, even crror, which, however it may have • the purchase of Christ's death, and
death, and sprung up upon this occasion, in well the price of his blood, his spouse, and his intentioned and pious persons, is, we body?”
must fear, but a spare of the devil, With much more to the same pur- and an awful wresting of Scripture, to pose, well calculated to rouse the mi- the destruction of those who hear." nisters of the church to serious ex- His next allusion is to the late conamination and diligent exertion.
His lordship proceeds to ofler some "See our last Number, p. 399.