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husband he is a good man, but me have While going along the street, some trouble about him. Every time me women called after me, and said a man think about the Lord Jesus Christ, my was sick in the house which I then husband come in my mind; and so I passed. I turned in, and found the stand, when I live in the church. man lying on a mat and blanket. When Sometimes I think it would be better he perceived me, he lifted himself up, for me if I was not married : then I though very weak. (He and his wife should only think about my sins, and are communicants.) He told me that about the Lord Jesus Christ. Some- he was taken ill last week, on the same times I don't know what to do. I hear day when he buried his only child. He you preach, but I can't feel it; only said " Massa! God punish me this Sunday before last, when you preach in time; but suppose I no belong to him, the morning, it was just as if you talk he would not do so. Last week he all the time to me-me hold my face take my little boy, and the same day down, and cry too much. O, them me get sick too. Suppose, Massa, me words make me glad too much.”—The have child, and me love that child, and text was Isajah xliii. 1;
that child do bad, I whip that child: 6. Qf their faith and patience under why? because I love it. So God do afflictions, many edifying examples oc- with me. I do too much sin, and now cur.
God punish me."
6 O that Of the second of the young women
the Lord Jesus Christ may pardon my mentioned in the last extract, Mr. sin." I then interrupted him, and Johnson says—The next woman then brought forth such passages as came to spake,after some advice had been given my mind, and which I thought would to the former, and said Massa ! me comfort him in his distress. been very sick; and that time when 7. Love to the souls of their relayou come and see me, I think I cannot tives. live much longer. But you see, Massa, At one of our meetings on Saturday the Lord has spared me; and now I evenings, one man said—“ I have felt can thank hịm for his mercy. Before- very gład since last Sunday mo
morning time I was always fraid, when I got a When you preach, you talk to me all little sick. I was fraid to die : but, the time: what yoụ said was what I this time, I was glad too much. I sup- felt, which make me glad too much. pose I beep die, I live in heaven now But when you at last talk to the wickwith the Lord Jesus Christ. Them ed, I wanted to cry—my heart turn in
talk yesterday in the church, me for my poor wife : she come always about God punish him people because to church, but she no believe-she still he love them, them words true-them careless. I do not know what to do just fit me that true word. God make with her: sometimes when I look at me sick, because me great sinner; and her, I could cry—I cannot keep water because me fraid to die, he take away out of my eyes, I grieved very much my fear, because he love me.”
for my wife. O, I wish God may In visiting the people at a very un- teach her!” healthy time, I was happy to find the After Family Prayer, one day, I sick, in general, much resigned to the perceived several women with children will of God. One man sạid—“I trust sitting by the church door. I heard I am one of his people ; and as I am them complaining and telling one anohis, he cap punish me: because, when ther their troubles. When I was pera man have a child, and that child do ceived, silence was immediately observbad, he whip that child; so God punish ed. I joined them.
One began to me, because me do bad. Beforetime, complain of her husband, that he did when some people sick a little, I think never pray. When she begged him to they no sick; but I do wrong in that: pray with her, the answer immediately now I am sick, God show me this, that was, “ Don't bodder me. I wont pray I was wrong, and he show me how bad, wid you. If I want to pray, I can do me be this time. But I trust in Jesus it for myself.” Moreover, she said, Christ-he help me."!
that since he had learned to read the
Bible, she thought he was worse. Some- I went again to his wife, and told her times he would read in the Bible; and what I had spoken to her husband, and when she feared and wept because of found that they both were wrong. She the words which she heard him read, he also said that she was wrong, and would laugh and mock. She was trou would do so no more; she would always bled very much on his
behalf, and she speak when her husband spoke to her. begged me to speak to him, and tell him I then called the man, and sent them of his danger. I told her that I did both home; and told them to kneel speak to him almost every evening in down and oray together, as soon as school; and, as he attended to hear the they got home, which they promised to word of God, there was great reason to do. "They both appeared exceedingly believe that, one day or other, he would glad and happy, and thanked me over be called by Divine grace; and that and over again, for bringing them togeshe should continue to pray for him.. ther in peace. She said she did pr y for him, and had The next woman (of the same party) prayed for him; but she thought the spoke in a different manner. She said more she prayed for him, the worse he that she was glad too much, because got. When she drew nigh the Lord's she and her husband lived in peace toTable last month, she saw many wo- gether. He did now pray with her, and men with their husbands there, but was his whole conduct was changed, and he afraid that that would never be the case expressed a great desire to become a with her. I spoke to her of the suffer- communicant. He wished to come ings of Jesus; and exhorted her to every day and speak to me, but he was take up the Cross and follow him. She afraid. He had attempted to come, but wept much.
fear had kept him back. She concluded 8. The power of religion in recover- by saying, with tears, “ O, Massa! I ing and securing domestic happiness. am glad too much !"
Another woman (one of those last In visiting a sick communicant, his spoken of) began then to tell me that wife, who was formerly in our school, she was
in great trouble. She had was present. I asked several questions; not taken
food for two days: she viz. if they prayed together--read a could do nothing but weep: her hus- part of the Scripture (the woman can band appeared to dislike her: he had read) ---constantly attended public worbehaved very roughly to her since ship--and lived in peace with their Monday. At this I was rather surpris- neighbours. All these questions were ed, for both are communicants; and answered in the affirmative. I then have lived very comfortably together, asked if they lived in peace together. to my knowledge. I went to the man, The man answered—“Sometimes I say who was in school at the time, and a word which my wife no like, or my asked him what was the matter between wife talk or do what I no like; but him and his wife. He said that he had when we want to quarrel, then we" reproved her, because she had not got shake hands together, shut the door, the dinner ready when he came home and go to prayer, and so we get peace with two men who work with him; again.” This method of keeping peace and, since that time, she had not spoken quite delighted me. to him. If he had asked any thing of her, she had not answered him. Before she was brought to bed, she had always From the Christian Guardian, and Church of
England Magazine, for August, 1991. got the dinner ready for him and the two men. I inquired further into Coronation of his Most Gracious Mao. the matter, and found that he required jesty George the Fourth. his wife to beat rice and cook it; which This solemn and intercsting event, certainly must be too much for a wo which had been long anticipated, and man who has an infant to take care of. occupied a large share of the public atI reproved him, and explained the un- tention, took place in Westminster Abreasonableness of his behaviour to him: bey, on Thursday, July 19th, 1821. The expressed great sorrow immediately, To enter into any minute description
of the previous preparations of the ing of this proeession, says To at order of procession-of the splendour tempt a description would be an absurd of dress and ornament
of the magnifi- rashness. About one thousand persons cence of the banquet--or the vast va- of distinction, all attired in robes of riety of amusements provided for the such splendour, that art seemed to be gratification of the public, would obvi- exhausted, and the eye dazzled till the ously be foreign to the nature of our head swam, followed one another at no work: suffice it to say, that the whole very slow
spectators would interiors of Westminster Hall and Ab- willingly have dwelt upon the brilliancy bey having been cleared of a variety of of nearly each one for a long period; temporary erections, which obstructed instead of which, one vision of glory the view of these grand edifices, were followed another, till a glittering confitted up in the most magnificent man fusion of ideas banished all distinct rener for the reception and accommoda- collection from the mind." tion of the sovereign, the royal family, Thus must it ever be with all terresthe nobility, foreign ambassadors, and trial objects. They fade from the view. other distinguished guests and specta- The fashion of this world passeth tors; that the throne, the royal box, away. O that all our readers may galleries, seats, tables, &c. were covered seek and obtain that glory which is in with purple or crimson velvet, silk, or corruptible, which endureth for ever, cloth, and adorned and embroidered which shall shine forth as the sun when with gold and silver, &c. so as to exhi- earthly thrones and dominions are no bit the most splendid appearance; that a
that a more! platform was raised about three feet from On entering the Abbey, the organ the ground, covered with an awning, commenced the Coronation Anthem, and extending in length about 1500 from Ps. cxxii. 1,5–7; and, after a feet, to allow the procession to pass short pause, the ceremony began by the unimpeded from the north door of Archbishop of Canterbury addressing Westminster Hall along New Palace the four different fronts of spectators in Yard and Parliament Square to the order in the following words, while the great west door of the Abbey; and King stood up, and showed himself to that against all the houses in view of each in succession: this platform, and in the open spaces « Sirs—I here present unto you King near the Houses of Parliament, the George the Fourth, the undoubted King Sessions House, &c. immense ranges of this Realm: wherefore, all
that of galleries were erected and covered come this day to do your homage, are with crimson cloth; and such was the ye willing to do the same ?" extent and security of these galleries, This appeal was followed by univerthat, while accommodation was pro- sal acclamation. The whole multitude vided for 100,000 persons, no accident stood up, and the waving of handkerappears to have occurred.
chiefs and hats continued for some These galleries were occupied at an time. early hour. Some of the spectators, After this recognition, the Litany indeed, took possession of their places and Communion Service were read, at twelve o'clock at night; but from and the Archbishop of York ascended three in the morning till seven or eight the pulpit, and preached an approo'clock a continued stream of actors priate sermon from 2 Sam. xxiii. 3, 4; and spectators flowed towards the Hall. He that ruleth over men must be just, and the Abbey. About nine, the ruling in the fear of God. And he names of the nobility were called over, shall be as the light of the morning, and they were marshalled in their pro- when the sun riseth, even a morning per order; and, every thing being ar- without clouds, as the tender grass ranged, at ten o'clock the King entered springeth out of the earth by clear the Hall. About half past ten the prom shining after rain." Cession began to move, and arrived at He began by stating, that this was the Abbey about eleven.
the declaration of a pious king, whose A respectable morning paper, speak- judgment was matured by experience,
and whose mind was influenced by the territories thereunto belonging? And spirit of prophecy. He then pointed will you preserve unto the Bishops and out the benefits of good government as Clergy of England and Ireland, and to relating both to rulers and subjects; the United Church committed to their that the duties of kings were of the charge, all such rights and privileges as highest importance, and deserved es. by law do or shall appertain to them, or pecial consideration at the moment any of them ?” when a sovereign was binding himself King.“ All this I promise to do.” by solemn compact to rule with justice Then the King, rising out of his and equity. He then noticed the gra- chair, supported as before, and assisted titude shown to good kings, especially by the Lord Great Chamberlain, the adverting to our late Sovereign, whose Sword of State being carried before public and private conduct afforded a him, went to the altar, and there being worthy example. He referred to the uncovered, made his solemn oath in the pledge already given in the conduct of sight of all the people, to observe the our present Sovereign; and concluded promises; laying his right hand upon by calling upon the people to implore the Gospel in the great Bible, which that blessings might be multiplied on was before carried in the procession; his head, and that his reign might be and was now brought from the altar by prosperous and happy.
the Archbishop, and tendèred to him as The sermon was strictly approprié he knelt upon the steps, saying these ate, and was listened to with most se
words: rious attention, and especially by the “ The things which I have here beSovereign.
fore promised, I will perform and keep. Immediately after the sermon the
“ So help me God.” Coronation Oath was administered. Then the King kissed the book, and The Archbishop of Canterbury, going signed the oath. to the King and standing before bim, After the oath followed the Anointasked
ing, which was preceded by the hymn, “Sir, is your Majesty willing to take “Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inthe oath ?"
spire!” and accompanied by the apThe King answered. I am will propriate prayersing."
“O Lord, holy Father, who by Arch.“ Will you solemnly promise anointing with oil didst of old make and and swear to govern the people of this consecrate kings, priests, and prophets, United Kingdom of Great Britain and to teach and govern thy people Israel; Ireland, and the dominions thereto be- bless and sanctify thy chosen servant longing, according to the statutes in George, who by our office and minisParliament agreed on, and the respeco try is now to be aneinted with this oil, tive laws and customs of the same ?" and consecrated King of this realm;
King. “I solemnly promise soto do.” strengthen him, O Lord, with the Holy
Arch. 6 Will you, to the utmost of Ghost the Comforter; confirm and your power, cause law and justice, in stablish him with thy free and princely mercy, to be executed in all your judg. spirit, the spirit of wisdom and governments ?"
ment, the spirit of counsel and ghostly King. “I will."
strength, the spirit of knowledge and Arch. “Will you, to the utmost of true godliness; and fill him, O Lord, your power, maintain the laws of God, with the spirit of thy holy fear, now and the true profession of the Gospel, and for ever.
Amen." the Protestant Reformed Religion es « Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of tablished by law? And will you God, who by his father was anointed maintain and preserve inviolably the with the oil of gładness above his felsettlement of the United Church of lows, by his holy anointing pour down England and Ireland, and the doc- upon your head and lieart the blessing trine, worship, discipline, and govern- of the Holy Ghost, and prosper the ment thereof, as by law established works of your hands : that by the as. within England and Irelard, and the sistance of Iris heavenly grace you may
preserve the people committed to your is subject, to the power and empire of charge in wealth, peace, and godliness; Christ our Redeemer; for he is the and, after a long and glorious course of Prince of the kings of the earth, King ruling this temporal kingdom wisely, of kings, and Lord of lords; so that no justly, and religiously, you may at last man can reign happily who deriveth be made partaker of an eternal King- not his authority from him, and directdom, through the merits of Jesus Christ eth not all his actions according to his our Lord. Amen."
laws." His Majesty was next presented with The Ring and the Sceptre, and the the spurs and girt with the sword, ac- Rod with the Dove, were then presentcompanied with the following prayer ed, while the Archbishop said—“Reand exhortation :
ceive this ring, the ensign of kingly “Hear our prayers, O Lord, we be- dignity and of defence of the Catholic seech thee, and so direct and support faith; and, as you are this day solemnly thy servant King George, who is now invested in the government of this to be girt with this sword, that he may earthly kingdom, so may you be sealed not bear it in vain ; but may use it as with thát spirit of promise which is the the minister of God, for the terror and earnest of an heavenly inheritance, and punishment of evil doers, and for the reign with him who is the blessed and protection and encouragement of those only Potentate, to whom be glory for that do well, through Jesus Christ our ever and ever. Amen." Lord. Amen."
« Receive the rod of equity and mer“Receive this kingly sword, brought cy; and God, from whom all holy denow from the altar of God, and deliver- sires, all good counsels, and all just ed to you by the hands of us the Bi- works do proceed, direct and assist you shops and servants of God, though un in the administration and exercise of all worthy."
those powers he hath given you. Be " Remember him of whom the royal so merciful, that you be not too remiss; Psalmist did prophesy, saying, 'Gird so execute justice, that you forget not thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, 0 mercy. Punish the wicked, protect thou most Mighty ; good luck have the oppressed; and the blessing of him thou with thine honour; ride on pros- who was ready to perish shall be upon perously, because of truth, meekness, you: thus in all things following his and righteousness ;' and be thou a fol- great and holy example, of whom the lower of him. With this sword do prophet David said, Thou lovest justice, stop the growth of inii,uity, pro- righteousness, and hatest iniquity; the tect the holy Church of God, help and sceptre of thy kingdom is a riglat sceplefend widows and orphans, restore the tre;' even Jesus Christ our Lord. things that are gone to decay, maintain Amen." the things that are restored, punish and The Archbishop, standing before the reform what is amiss, and confirm what altar, tools the Crown into his hands, is in good order : that doing these things and laying it again before him upon the you may be glorious in all virtue; and altar, said so represent our Lord Jesus Christ in
“ O God, who crownest thy faithful this life, that you may reign for ever servants withi mercy and loving-kindwith him in the life which is to come. ness, looks down upon this thy servant Amen."
George our King, who now in lowly He was then invested with the Royal devotion boweth his head to thy DiRobe and Orb, and addressed
vine Majesty; and as thou dost this “Receive this imperial robé and orb, day set a crown of pure gold upon his and the Lord your God endue you with head, so enrich his royal heart with knowledge and wisdom, with majesty thy heavenly grace, and crown him and with power from on high; the Lord with all princely virtues, which may clothe you with the robe of righteous adorn the high station wherein thou ness and with the garments of salvation: hast placed him, through Jesus Christ and when you see this orb set under the our Lord, to whom be honour and Cross, remember that the whole world glory for ever and ever. Amen.''