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dually broughi to a knowledge of her ble that other opinions should be taken. state by vature under the word, and, A consultation took place, and it was also, to some degree of enjoyment of tbe unanimous opinion that no effec

the blessings of the gospel; she united tual relief could be afforded, and all 2012 dae

with the Baptist Society at Laxfield in that could be done would only make 1812.- For some time she continued her dying pillow more soft and easy. to enjoy the word of God, and his or After the gentlemen had retired,

dinances, but she had often doubts Mr. Lenny entered her room. With And olke respecting her spiritual slate, because a degree of anxiety, she thus addressed

she had not felt those strong convic- him : " What is the doctors' opinion of tions which accompany the conversion me?" He hesitated to tell her. “You of some Cbristians. It, however, need not be afraid to tell me," she

pleased God afterwards to give her said ; "I am prepared for the worst." jellore

such views of ber own unworthiness, He stated their opinion. “ Well," said
and the purity of bis holy lawmas she, “ I should like to have lived to sco
made ber exclaim in the language of my children brought op, and settled
holy writ, "I abhor myself, and repent in life; but as God has determined
in dost and asbes." During ber pil- otberwise, his holy will be done." Sho
grimage she had to encounter many then made arrangements for ber fune-
fers trials. The enemy of souls would ral, and advised respecting the future
assail ber mind with principles of iofi- management of her family with maela
delity; so that she was sometimes composure. Sometimes tears wonld
tempted to doubt not only her posses. steal silently down her pale cheeks;
sion of Christianity, but tbe truth of and wlien we ingnired the reason, sbe
Christianity itself, and even the exist- would say, " I feel no anxiety on my
ence of a Supreme Being. These trials own account, but it is bard work for
brought her with more earnestness to nature to surrender my husband, and
a Ibrone of grace, where she poured my dear children."
out her soul before God in the name of Shortly after Mrs. Lenny knew the
Christ; and not unfrequently found opinion of the doctors, she said to a
her burdens removed, and ber mind female friend, who was much with her,
stayed on the divine promises. These, “ You remember the promise I have
and other painful circumstances, often mentioned to you, which so con-
caused ber graces to take deeper soled my mind before we left Laxfield;
root, and fixed her faith more firmly on I trust I have at times enjoyed the
the Rock of Ages. After it was known PRESENCE of the Lord, but bitherto I
that sbe was about to leave Laxfield, have not been able to see in what way
to reside at Worlingbam, her mind was he would give me REST; now I know
peculiarly tried; the idea of taking a what that rest will be; it will be an
larger business, and the depression of eternal rest; a rest that will never be
the times, filled her mind with strange broken by pains, sorrows, or trials.” At
forebodings; and her language in another time she said, “I feel it indeed
prayer was, “If tby presence go not a heavy trial to part with my family.
with us, suffer us not to go up hence.” Oh! if I could indulge the bope that
After repeatedly wrestling with God, they would all follow me, how much
the following passage was eunsoling it would lessen wy sorrow at leaving
to ber mind; " My presence shall go them; but the Lord is all-sufficient :
with you, and I will give you rest." be can turo their hearts, as well as
With this promise in ber heart, she supply all their wants, spiritual and
went to Worlingham; but God, whose temporal; and should I vever live to
ways are in the sea, and whose foot- see ihat bappy cbange, it may please
steps we cannot trace, wisely conceal- God to work it in their bearts after I
ed from Lier view the rugged and am gone ; bow often is the deatb of
thorny path in which he was about to ope made the life of others." She
Icad her. About March, 1823, she was would often have her children with her
seriously indisposed, and medical aid alone, to speak to them respecting
was procured. After a short time the their temporal and eternal interests.
medical gentleman wbo attended her After she became so weak that it
apprcbcnded that her complaint was was fatiguing for her to be dressed, she

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would, aflor a few minutes rest, spend for some time; but from extreme
a short time in prayer: and at such weakness was not able to speak long
seasons, ber supplications for her bus 80 as those around her could distin-
band and children were so earnest and guish wbat she said. Shortly after

, affectionate, that tho heart must havo Mr. Lenny said to ber, "You have beon hard indeed which could refuse been praying, I think." She replied,

*Yes." He then said, “ Did you pray bride to sympathize with her. When the

Yes; for all:" was ber seventh chaptor of Revelations was for me?" rend to her, after hearing tbat verse, reply. When it was said that her trials “ These are they which came out of and sufferings had been very great, grønt tribulation,” &c. she said, “ Ab! and that nothing but the power of Diwhen shall I be one of that number? vine grace could have supported her

retres but I would patiently wait the Lord's mind as it had been; to the sorprise la teje time. I have long felt assured that of all present, who knew not that she ice there is a wbite robe for me, and when was listening to them, or was colle he sees fit, I shall stand before bis scious of what they were saying, sbo throne, clothed in it." At one time, joined the conversation, and said, wben sbe was about to take some lau.

«• Grace all the work performs."" danum, the friend who gave it to her

. She then inquired if it were not Sabsaid, * This is a bitter draught.” bath morning, and was informed it was “ Yes," she replied, the worst bitter I have; yet, blessed It was then said to her, " Perhaps you he God, there is no wrath mixed with will this day begin an eternal sab

bath;” she said, I pray God, I may:

I think so." When asked how she . Though painful these trials,

felt her mind, she replied, " ComfortThey'll cease before long.'

able;" and to the question whether it On ono occasion she said to ber she answered," Blessed be God, it is."

was still fixed on the Rock of Ages! bosband, “My dear, when you have a A friend coming into the room, inshilling to spare, give it to the poor of quited if Christ were still precious to Christ's Hock, they are the excellent of her; she answered, "Yes ;" and scarcathe earth." During her affliction she was visited to wish to take her leave of those

ly spoke after. Though she appeared by many of her neighbours, with wbom sent, she could only give them her

preshe freely conversed on the state of hand; and by an affectionate look, their souls. It was said to her, “ You took her last farewell of them till time are not ashamed to speak of Jesas shall be to more. She expired almost Christ at Worlingham." She replied, immediately; and nearly without a • If I were to hold my peace, the struggle, her happy spirit took its light stones would cry out;" and added, to realms of everlasting blessedness. «« « Asham'd of Jesus, that dear friend,

In conclusion : it is to be remarked On whom my hopes of heaven depend :

that her experience during her allicAsham'd of Jesus! yes, I may

tion may justly be compared to that When I've no sins to wash away.' beautiful prediction of Zachariah, 14tb

chapter, 6th and 7th verses: “ And it 1 wish to sow the seed; who can tell shall come to pass in that day, (of afbut God will perfect the barrest when fliction) that the light shall not be clear I am dead."

nor dark: but it shall be one day On the morning of the 14th instant which shall be known to the Lord, not slie was taken worse, and to those day nor might: but it shall come to about her she appeared to be dying ; pass, that at evening time it shall be but she revived again, so as to be able light." Her dcath was improved at to give ber sorrowing partner and Beccles by the Rev. Mr. Wright; and friends an assurance of the peace and also at her regnest by the Rev. R. Rocomfort she then felt. She was sensi- binson, of Cratfield, (Independent) ble that her end was fast approaching, from 2 Cor. v. 1, a passage chosen by and as soon as she could speak, said, berself. “ Lord Jesus, into thy bands I com. May we be enabled to follow those mend my spirit-Come, Lord-come who, through faith and patience, in. quickly." --Sbe continued in prayer herit the promises.

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MRS. GRACB HAINES. lived nearer to God than she had

done,

On the following Lord's-day morn-, * See

Mas. Grace Haines, daughter of ing, she was much in prayer, and havn
Mr. Joseph Waybran, lato a

iug ceased, she requested her friends factor in Mark-lane, was born Decem- to read Rev. xxü. 17, “ The Spirit and ber 18, 1783. By ber father she was

the Brido say, Come," &c. she then Jarly instructed jo the principles of re

exclaiined, “ There, Mary, the Lord Cheri igion, and with frim, daring her child has given me the whole of what is panhood, constantly attended the ministry therein contained, and now I can say, of the truly Rev. Abraham Bootb.

• His love in times past,
In the year 1807, she married Mr, Forbids me to think,
R. J. Haines, of Ratcliff Highway, by He'll leave me at last
rhom sbe had three children, wby are In trouble to sink.'»
oft to deplore ber loss. After her mar.
inge she attended the ministry of the

la the evening one of the Deacons Rev. Wm. Shenston, in Little Alie- of the Church called, and engaged in pret street, through which the Lord was prayer, when she expressad herself as Ermelite pleased to bring her to the knowledge being much refreshed. On Monday, Pingen of bimself. lo 1812 she made a good wheu ber cough was distressing, a friend every one profession before many witnesses; and remarked, that it was hard work; she Guide for twelve years lier walk and conver- replied, “Yos, it is; but

sation were uniformly, through grace, * Jesus can make a dying bed
as became the gospel. It may, without Feel soft as downy pillows are.'

the least grain of nattery, be said of file ber, that she was patient, peaceable, Yes, and he does it for me." And now Corine prudent, and diligent in following her her mind was filled with love and

divine Lurd; so that, by her conduct, peace. Lato at night she expressed a she daily adorned the doctrine of God wish to see her pastor, who instantly ber Saviour in all things.

went. She was then sipking in the The complaint by which her mortal arms of death, and unable to say much; career was terminated, was a decline, she was, however, enabled, with her the gradual approach of which was, dying breath, to testify that though she for some years, witnessed with pain by had no ecstacy; she bad a solid reliance all hier friends. On the 2nd of April, on the Lord Jesus, she knew in whom 1824, she took to her bed, when, beiog she bad believed, and was bappy in the ia violent pain, she said, “Not so great prospect of soon being for ever with as I deserve, and nothing when com- him whoin her soul lovod. During the pared with what my dear Lord suffered night her breathing became more diffiTur me."

cuit, when she just articulated, “ It is About this time her mind was be all over." Her friend asked, “ Can clouded, and the Valley of the Shadow Jesus save you now?” She answered, of Death appeared truly terrific. A with an empbasis, “ Yes, it is a finishrelative, wlio attended, endeavoured ed salvation." About four o'clock her to console her mind by referring her to pain was violent, but her mind was the faithfulgess of God, to his promises, calm, and for every little attention and that he bad said, “I will never paid her she was exceeding thankful. leave thee," &c. She replied she knew Her friend repeated those words, it well, and had been mucb refreshed by reading Booth's Reign of Grace;

“Cease, fond nature,cease thy strife,"&c. particularly that part where pardon and added, “ Wben the strife ceases, and justification are treated on; and then you will sing, Grave, where is added, she saw clearly they could not tby victory? 0 Death, whcre is tby be separated; they must go together.

She replied, for the last time, On one occasioo, sbe lamented not “0, yes, very soon :" and after a few having made the word of God a more more struggles, sbe fell asleep in Josos, constant companion, and said, she April 6, 1824. “Let me die the death thought her present darkness arose, in of the righteous; and may my last epd a great degroe, from her out having be peace."

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REV. JOHN HARTNALL. lost its mother a few months after its The Rev. John Hartpall, of Ipswich,

birth. died May 21, 1825, leaviug four orphan 21st of May, 1825, after a period of

“Mr. Hartnall died on Saturday, the children in destitute circumstances. extreme soffering from an internal Wo rejoice to find, that several clergymon and Independent ministers, at

cancer. · His income had been small; Ipswich, have exerted themselves with bat to his honour and the credit of religreat success for the children: the

con- able to discharge. He felt the keenest

gion, he contracted no debts he was not gregation, also, wo are informed, bave, anguish on his death-bed, when he reto their power, if not beyond it, contribated to their support. The three eld. Aected on the destitute coudition in est children have been taken into the which his children would be left; but the church : the youngest was previ- friend, wbo visited bim, that exertions houses of different persons belonging to the burdened heart of the dying Parent

was relicved, by the assurance of a vusly out at narsc.

One of the Deacons of the church should be made on their behalf; which, thus writes:

in conjunction with the assistance at: “ Mr. Hartnall departed like a good which he was a member,) would avert

forded by the Benevolent Society, (of soldier of the cross, in full confidence, sapported by the gospel which he had the poverty and wretchedness lie antipreached : committing bis children to cipated for his belpless offspring. God, and encouraged by the promise commended by the following gentle

“ This affecting case is earnestly reof the Rev. Mr. R. and other friends, that they would use their best endea- men, who are constituted a Commit

tee, to make a proper application of vours for them. After this he felt no distress of mind, bat prayed earnestly whom subscriptious will be received,

the fund which shall be raised; by to be released. 'I heard bim challenge and at the Banks of Messrs. AlexauDeath, oxulting in the love of Christ in

ders and Co. words somewhat like the following:

“ Rev. I. T. Nottidge, *Oh! how transporting will be the view

Rev. I. Charlesworth, of that river to which Jesus will lead his flock. Come, Death, execute thy

R. D. Alexander, Esq.

Mr. Wm. Goodchild, commission ; I dread not the gloomy

Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, valley of thy dark shadow! I will not

Mr. Wm. Pollard, fear thy envenomed dart. Thy dark

Mr. Shepherd Ray." mansion, the grave, shall be no terror

Ipswich, May 28th, 1825." to me. I know whom I have believed. He has conquered thee, and all thy Harpur-street; or the Rev. John Dyer

,

N.B. Tbe Rov. Joseph Ivimey, 20, host of terrors.' " He suffered for twelve hours tbe will receive any Donations for this af

Mission House, Fen-court, London, most extreme pain. The Rev. Mr. At

fecting Casc. kinson (Independent) preached his funeral sermon from a text of his own received :

The following sums have been already selecting. I Peter ii. 6." J. C.

Rev. Mr. Hughes

£5 0 The following is the

A Friend

0 “ Case of the Orphan Children of the late Mr. John Hartnall, Minister of

RECENT DEATHS. the Baptist Meeting

House, Globelane, Ipswich.

REV. JOHN LIDDON. “ An Appeal is made to the friends Res. John Liddon, late pastor of the of religion and humanity on behalf of Church at Hemel-Hempstead, died, in the children of the late Mr. Hartnall, a good old age, on Lord's-day morning, who are now fatherless and motherless, the 12th instant. aod without a relative able to render them any support. There are four

REV. THOMAS RIPPON, A.M. children, who, by the death of both This young minister (nephew of the thoir parents within the year, are left Rev. Dr. Rippon,) who was supplying, in this destitute situation : the eldest with great acceptance, at Tro-Waters, is a girl fourteen years of age, tbe se near Hemel Hempstead, was snudenly cond a boy of ten, the third a girl of removed by death at the beginning of aven, and the fourth an infant, who the present month.

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97 malé Rev. DR. ABRAHAM REES.* regarded as one of the brightest orga

ments.

He was followed to the grave by a aften im Died, Jane the 9th, at his house long train of mourners of all denominas from a near Finsbury-square, in "bis cigbły: tions. What his theological sentiments e bad be, second year, the Rev. Dr.'s. Rees. were, in the last years of bis life, we dhe

Be was the learned editor of Cham- regret to say, we do not precisely knout. o desna bers's Cyclopædia, now better known by Probabily we shall learn from the de diy his own name: a stupendoas work, in Funeral Sermon by Mr. Aspland, whicha bed,

which he was indefatigably employed we expect will be printed with the during the greater part of his long and Oration delivered

by Dr. Thomas Reos useful life.

at the chapel in Jewin-street, on the He will be long remembered for the day of the intermenti extent and variety of his attainments The late Dr. Rees was, for many in literature and science; his attack- years, the receiver and distributor of ment to civil and religious liberty; bis ihe Regium donum to dissenting min musical voice and manly eloquence; nisters 'in England and Walestiof his conversational talents; the urbanity late years made annually a parliamentof his manners; and the benevolence, ary grant. The writer of this article fidelits, and zeal, with which he dis- lappens to know, that the Baptist de

charged the duties of a trustee in many nomination bas been, in this matter, otspot charities connected with the Dissenting very much indebted to his liberality: interest, of which he was universally

We shall be loappy to receive &

Memoir of this very eminent man frodh This Obituary did not come to hand any one of our correspondents who was

in time, or it would have preceded the sufficiently acquainted with bim to be il de mes Recent Deaths.

able to furnish it.

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Tak Remarks on Volney's Ruins, or a Survey We have long considered Volney as

of the Revolutions of Empires. "By the most daring writer of all thie'moE" W.A. Hails

. Octavo, Pp. 390. Price dern infidels; and have 'often wonderar 10s. 68. London, 1825.

ed how bis groundless speculations INFIDELITY is

more extensively should have become oracular, until spread than many would imagine. It turning to that Book which it is their is not confined to “ the wise of this aim to destroy, we have learned that world," bot it spreads its baleful in. becaase men like not to retain God

Puence to a considerable extent in the in their thoughts, they are given up to " Humbler walks of life. Hence the infi- a reprobate mined to believe a lie.

The « Ruins" bave, by a strange the mure popular publications of the fortaitousness, been permited to trave Satanic School;" and but for the A mighty circulation in Frapce, and power of that NAME, which it is tlie also in England, without any person, object of these publications to blas- competent to the task, atrempling a pheme, they would cover the land in regular reply. The Rev. P. Roberts, its length and breadth.

it is true, published a few letters on Volney's." Ruing” have, for some this subject; but it does not seem to years past, been a sort of vade mecum have entered into his plan to trace this

among students of law and medicine; literary Proteus in ait his changings, Į and we regret to kvow, that they bave The work of Jouvin is only addressed

hot been contined to this very impor- to Volpey's notions on liherly and tapt class of society, and the conse- equality; and the Bampton Lecturers, qaçnco of their free circalation bias who have condescended to notice him, been dreadfat.

have been contented with giving him VOL. XVII.

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