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knoc for? What you hold up the band W. A.“ By the same rule that we: for? What you say? Who you speak know him to be God. to? What is all dat?
Wife. “What rule, what way yon W. A. “My dear, I bow my knees know? in token of my submission to bim that W. A. “ Because he teaches and made me. I said “ O' to bin as you commands nothing but what is good, call it; and as you say your old men do righteous, and holy: and tends to to their idol Benamuckee; that is, I make us perfectly good, as well as perprayed to him.
fectly happy; and because he forbids Wife.“ What you say O to him for? and commands us to avoid all that is
W.A. “I prayed to him to open wicked, that is evil in itself, or evil in your eyes, and your understanding, its consequences. that you may know him, and be ac Wife. “ That me would understand, cepted by bim.
that me fain sce: if he reward all good Wife. “ Can he do dat too?
thing, punish all wicked thing, he W. A. “ Yes he can; he can do all teachee all good thing, forbid all wickthings.
ed thing; he makee all thing, be give Wife." But he no hear what you say? all thing ; be hear me when I say O.
W. A. “ Yes, he has bid us pray to to him, as you so do just pow; he him; and promised to hear us. makee mo good, if I wish be good ; he
Wife. “ Bid you pray! When he spare me, no makee kill me, when I no bid you! How be bid you? Wbati be good. All this you say be do; yea, you hear bim speak?
he be great God; me say O to him too, W. 4. . “ No, we do not hear him with you, my dear. speak; but he has roycaled himself
[Here the poor man said he couli! many ways to us.
forbear no longer; but ruising her up, [Here he was at a great loss to make made her kneel by him, and he prayed her understand that God bas revealed to God aloud, to instruct her in the himself to us by his word, and what his knowledge of himself by bis Spirit, and word was; but at last he told it her that, by some good Providence, if posthus.]
sible, she might, some time or other, W. A.“ God has spoken to somo come to have a Bible, that she might good men in former days, even from read the word of God, and be taught by heaven, by plain words; and God has it to know him:] inspired good men by his Spirit, and • They had some other discourses, it they have written all his laws down in seems, after this, too long to set down a book.
here, and, particularly, she made him Wife." Me do understand that, promise, that since he confessed his wliere is book?
own life bad been a wicked, abominable W.A. “ Alas! my good creatore, I course of provocation against God, that have not this book; but I hope I shall, he would reform it, and not make God one time or other, get it for you, and angry any more, lest he should makee help you to read it.
him dead, as she called it, and then she [Here he embraced her with greater should be left alone, and never tauglit aflection ; but with inexpressible grief to know this God better; and lest be that he had not a Bible.]
should be miserable, as he had told her Wife. “ But how you make me wicked men should be after death.” know, that God teachee them to write
P. 476-481. that book?
Obituary and Recent Deaths.
To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine.. the glory of the Redeemer, and the one
couragement of the faithful in Cbrist DEAR SIR,
Jesus. The sole object of the writer of this MRS. MARY HARVEY, late wise paper, is to preserve the remembrance ofT. Harvey, Esq. of Woodvcsborough of real worth to a very numerous family, Parsonage, near Sandwich in Kent, was
thal e born at Whitfeld, near Dover, in 1761. From this time I thought, I wept, I re
Her parents were persons of respecta- joiced, and began to tell others what a Was Hibility in the farming line. I give you, dear Saviour I bad found : I now found
sir, the substance of what she said to Jesus Christ, his word, the throne of bes and me, nearly in her own words.
grace, and the house of God, all my is gord Vatil I was about seventeen years desire and delight. My dear mother,
of age, I was a gay, thoughtless young bad long been under convictions; I now woman; very fond of dancing, and care opened to her my very soul, and was, pal company: I ridiculed religion and perhaps, the chief instrument in her tike professors of it; I would not bæve conversion; we sorrowed and rejoiced my slices of a pious neighbour becauso togetber, My dear father would bring
of his religion; but that man, to oblige my books among the corn in the graerstel
my aboemaker at Dover, brought mo nary; but so great was my concern for sont shoes, and said, ' Miss Horne, I his salvation, that in going home ona have brought you some shoes from Do- uight from Great to Little Archers'
ver. This led me to think there was Courtt, I knelt down under a hedge, CTRO something more in real religion than I and bad great nearness to God in
had imagined; I saw that he returned prayer for his salvation. My dear mogood for evil; this cut me to the heart. Ther and myself were frequently overI applied to bim for my shoes from that whelmed with our tears, purely on acline. But I still think, my first im- count of our religion: one night my pressive thought was at a play-house; mother went part of the way home with bot
, (said she,) let no one think well of mo, I knelt down in the lane to pray, a play-house on this account; I thought, but having no bopnet on, my mother what
, if the day of judgment should stood and covered me with her apron. now take place! I am sure I should be Before I was pineteen years old, I was found at the left hand of the Judge. A married to Mr. Harvey, baptized, and poor, but godly woman, faithfully told joined tho baptist churcb at Eythorne." me, that I was in an awful state, and On the 11th of April last, (Lord's day) in the road to endless ruin. This ad- Mrs. Harvey's enjoyments of divine ded to my distress, but I stifled my things were so great, her expressions of convictions as much as I could, and for the Saviour and of Heaven, so affecting, anonths kept all my feelings to myself. that no one present was able to give it Again I tried the pleasures of the world; in detail. On the 12th of April, Mrs. this continued from Michaelmas tó Harvey desired that the writer and his about April following; at which time, wife might bo sent for, supposing the my soul was in an agony about sin, and time of her departure drew very near. the salvation of my soul. I obtained Altbough the writer had heard the submy father's permission to go to Eythorn stance of the above account before, still, meeting, three miles distant, to hear at his request, she gave him what is the Rev. Mr. Knott on the Lord's day stated above, and also what follows. morning; he preached from Psalm li. 12. " As to my funeral text, I would * Restore unto mo the joy of thy sal- rather leave that with yoa; but I am ration. I returned home to dinner, afraid your regard for me may lead you and went to charch with my father in to some text from which you may take the afternoon; but all the time I was occasion to say what I should not like at church, my soul dwelt on Mr. Knott's to be said; I therefore will prevent you, text and sermon, Psalm li. 12. ^ Restore by giving you a text myself: let it be unto me the joy of thy salvation,' &c. Ephesians ii. 8, 9; I have many neighHis sernion contained every thing my bours wlio, I fear, think more highly of soul panted after. While hearing it I their own works than they do of Jesus thonght Mr. Knott was more than mi. Christ. Perhaps they may be present, nisters generally are, for he told me all I want them to hear the truth on those that ever I did, all about my thoughts, two important things--bow sinners my sins, the world, and Jesus Christ. cannot, and how they can, be saved." While hearing, I said to myself, this church shall be my home, and nothing * This old pilgrim, at eighty-seven, is but violence shall keep me hence. yet living, and rejoicing in Christ crucified.
+ She was housekeeper of her fatber's * See Ivimey's History of the Baptists. farm, at Little Archers' Court.
She thieu broke out in a strain of holy son, the Lord bless you and yours: give her Tapture, and, bathed in tears, she ex- my love to all." He added, "The Lord claimed, “Oh, sir, what abundant rea- bless you, my dear mother! Farowell!" 18k, son have I to say,
On the 31st, her youngest son said, he resila "Oh, to grace, how great a debtor, “ How is yonr mind ?" she added, but it Daily I'm constraind to be.'
“ Blessed be lis dear namo;" (this was toms are I do not want a funeral sermon for any a common wordl with her, when speak nutte le thing to be said about me, only about ing of Jesus Christ.) She began that are to play o Jesus Christ; his grace and mercy to hymnpoor sinners." It was asked, if Satan " There is a land of pure delight;" bad endeavoured to distress ber mind; bat could only say, “a land—a land;she replied, “ Many years ago he did drink new in Father's kingdom." She
ARICI 80, bat I bless the Lord, he enabled mo to resist him : whenever he
soid, “ Not now-to-morrow, to mor.
appears I am helped to show him the shield of row;" but her departure was on the site's faith. Yesterday, my views of divine day following: She saw ber husband truth were so clear, my confidence so
weep: she said, "Do not weep!" Her great, and my love to my Redeemer so
son asked, “Are you happy ?" she said, a fost brou strong, that it was more than I could and take me to thyself: why tarty sitrum,
“Swect Jesus, precious Jesus, come, and give utterance to. My children en- the wheels of thy chariot." Our dear 2 st treated me to spare inyself; but, perhaps, I have not long to stay, and, sister finished her course, June the 2nd, Bogdan, feeling as I do, how can I help speak
1824, aged sixty-threc years. ing." The writer is here constrained
Mrs. Harvey's views of divine truth to say, that no person could well be at abiding doubl for more thau thirty years,
were clear, ber saith strong, she had no a more remote distance from the cha- of ber interest in Christ. She was a racter of a mere talker, than the late Mrs. Harvey. It was asked, “Is there lower of Jesus Christ; a bright exam
very boly, bumble, ornamental, folany change in your mind, as to your ple to others; a firm and sincere friend; views of divine truth, or the Saviour of poor sinners?" She said,
a lover of all good men. She was very
useful to other Christians; the honoured except it be, that I see and feel moro and more my need of bolb.”. Of the ber grandchildren. In her experience,
instrument of the conversion of two of Saviour she said, “Yes, thou art precious to my soul,
as to growth, depth, and stability, slio My transport and my trust.”
was superior to very many pious Chris
tians; she always loved those sermons On the 25th of May, her youngest son best which savoured most of Jesus found her in a serene fraine of mind, Christ. She was very liberal to the resting on the Rock Christ Jesus: she poor in general, but especially so, to the seemed afraid of coming back again in- household of faith. To care for the poor to the world, but woulil rather depart, of Christ's Mock, in her own connexion, and be with Christ.
was one of the very last actions of ber chected by her sori's saying,
valuable life. Should any enquire after " "Tis religion that must give
faults, the writer thinks he may be alLasting pleasure while we live," &c. lowed to say, that after an intimate The next day Mrs. Harvey said to Christian intercourse of thirty-threo her eldest son, “I have not lost my years," he never knew her guilty of one anchor-hold, blessed be his dear name; single action that could, in the least, 1 desire to be resigned to the Lord's have tarnished her Christian character. will: bis word comforts me.” He said, Her funeral text, Ephesians ii, 8, 9,
Mother, it is not by works of righ- was preached from, ai Eythorne, Juno teousness which we have done.” “No, 13, 1824, to fifty-three mourning relano, my dear; we must come to Christ tives, and a large congregation; and 'empty-handed. The 69th of Dr. Rip- at Barnswell in the evening, from her pon’s Selection, las been very swect other text, 2 Timothy i. 12; both by to me:" and aduled,
REFLECTIONS. « From sorrow, toil, and pain, And sin, I shall be free.'
How ought we all to hear this loud She took his hand, and said, " My dear speaking voice : perhaps, a voice of
FOUR & reproof, to rouse is from our slumbers; was compelled to appear; I wanted to "The Le perhaps a monitory voice, to set our be excused, but was not; I saw I had Fare" house in order, and to trim our lamps; many sins to answer for, but I could not
perbaps, a consolatory voice to tell tho answer for one of a thousand. The Judge
Christian how it will be with bim, socmed to frown on me: I awoke, and (this is when liis toils are ended. Should not found it to be a dream. However, a hentai this providence be to us as a physician broken law, a sense of sin, and great begues feeling the pulse of his patient, or like distress of mind, attended me for some
the going down of the sun, or like the time. At length I obtained relief, 'by departure of a long summer's day. prayer; I was fully persuaded that Jes
sus Christ was able and willing to save MRS. RACHAEL LADE. me." She was baptized; and joined Departed this lise, July 21, 1824, the Eythorne church, at the age of aged eighty-three years, Rachael Lade, thirty-ihree; died, aged seventy, hav
relict of the late Mr. Jolin Lade, of ing been an honourable member thirtyep." E Great Mongeham, near Deal, Keot seven years. She was very conversant She was first brought under concern
with her Bible. In the last week of abont ber sont by hearing the late Mr. her life, the writer found her calm, and
Knolt, of Eythorn, when under twenty resigned to her Lord's will. She was Jure years of age. She was on a visit at asked, if she still loved Jesus Christ?
Little Mongeham, with a Miss Chitty she said, " I repent not that I followed and a Miss Atkinson, daughter of the bim, but that I did not follow him late Lieut. Atkinson, of Sandwich. sooner, and walk closer; I want more While there, these pious females used, communion with him ; I want to feel every day, to retire for prayer and re
Christ more precious to my soul ; I can ligious conversation. * Mr. Knott,"
” give up my husband and children for said she, “ encouraged me to join the Christ: I have a desire to depart, and Baptist charch, at Eythorn. This place he with Christ. I am not afraid to die, has ever been my religious home, and I have committed my soul into the there I will continue to go as long as I hands of Christ; be will not let me pe am able. Jesus Christ was, and is, at rish. I want you to pray with me." times, very precious to my soul: and, The evening before her departure, one when at home on the Lord's days, in of her daughters wished me to ask, if reading and prayer, I find sweet com- she had chosen fier funeral text; and, munion with him. All my dependance, although nearly past speaking, she said, 80 far as I know my own beart, is en
• Yes,” and mentioned every word of tirely on Christ for salvation. I trust it in perfect order, 2 Corinthians xiii. 11. he will never leave me, although I am The writer prayed, shook her hand and sach a poor doubting creature. She said, Fareweli. She beld bis hand vas baptized, and joined the church, some time, but could not speak. Thus at the age of twenty.one: she died, the Lord bas been speaking three times at the age of eighty-three, and was by the removal of threo pious females, a member sixty-two years: she was
on the 2nd of June, 21st of July, and a Martha and a Mary. If she had on the 31st of July, whose faith may zot the wisdom of the serpent, she cer
we follow, considering the end of their tainly bad thc harmlessness of the dove. conversation. She lived a humble, peaceful, holy life; and requested her funeral text might be
RECENT DEATH. Psalm xxvi. 8, “Lord, I bave loved December 10, 1824, died, in the the habitation of thy bouse, and the thirtieth year of his age, the Rev. R. place where thine bonour dwelleth." ROGERS, pastor of the Baptist
church at Monmogih: he was much MRS. MARY BELSEY.
beloved by all classes of people, and, in Mrs. Mary Belsey was born at Up- the views of man, eminently useful as per Eythorne. She was brought up
an instrument to raise the infant cause under the sound of the gospel: but, Jately established in that benighted she said, “I was thoughtless about my town: but “the Lord's thoughts are soul antil thirty years of age, when I not our thoughts, neither are our ways dreamed of the Day of Judgment; I his ways:" " Bu ye therefore ready
also; for the Son of Man cometh at * See Baptist Magazine, 1817. an bour when ye tbink not."
The Book of the Church, By Robert neral readers and the young, is still a
Southey, Esq. LL. D. Poet Laureate. desideratum. To supply this is Dr. ស្រី Svo. Two Volumes, pr. 394, 528. Southey's object in publishing the price £1 4s. London, 1824.
volumes that aro now before us. Thus home EccLESIASTICAL historians bave been be introduces the subject :
to more evidently influenced by passion “Manifold as are the blessings for what ever and prejudice, than historians of any which Englishmen are beholden to the other class. We shall not stop to in- institutions of their country, there is no qnire into the reasons of this, but the part of those institutions from which they are subjects fact cannot be doubted. Hence, it derive more important advantages than the end has become necessary, if we would form from its church establishment ; none by nemes a right judgment of characters and which, the temporal condition of all ranks sale
has been so materially improved. So events, to compare the accoants given by different writers, and to weigh
well ungrateful for those benefits, if they knew that there
many of our countrymen would not be llie circumstances ander which they how numerous and how great they are, were written ; and ibe prejudices by and at how dear a price they were purwhich tho historians would probalily chased for our inheritance : by what is bed Bull vc affected. But this is too laborious religious exertions, what heroic devotion, kto a process for the greatest part of what precious lives consumed in pious ad averts, roaders, and, consequently thosc who labours, wasted away in dungeons, or have not time, inclination, or opportu- offered up amid the flames. T'his is a nity, to examine the multifarious and knowledge, which, if early inculcated, conflicting evidence that is brought might arm the young heart against the before them; are obliged to content times," Vol. 1. p. 1, 2.
pestilent errors of these distempered themselves with exparte statements, or to draw their information from in The preceding extract will not, we sufficient or corrupt sources. It is nut, imagine, produce a very favourablo therefore, surprising, that much mis- impression on the minds of our readers, conception prevails on the subject of as to the qualifications of the Poet church history. This remark is par. Laureate for bis work. So pompous ticularly applicable to the ecclesiastical 'and ill-natured a commencement, bas records of our own country. The an ominous appearance. And, indeed, violence with which our controversies those wbo will take the trouble to have been carried on, and the deplor- wade through these volumes, as wc able results that have attended the have done, ihough with no little weariconjunction of religious disputes and ness and self-denial, will have abunpolitical quarrels,have generated strong Jant evidence that Dr. S. has engaged party feelings on all sides. The non- in an employment, for which be is by conformists have learned to connect no means fitted. 'We mean no disbigotry and intolerance with the very respect to his talents by this observamention of the church of England; tion; but the gifts, (to usc a theolowhile the jaundiced eye of the episco- gical phrase) which form the poet, are palian can see nothing in dissent but entirely distinct and different from heresy, schism, and rebellion. The those which are necessary to constitute historian is continually, and powerfully a man a good bistorian. Dr. S. may tempted, either to exaggerate or ex- be a very suitable person, for aught we ense persecution ; to censure or ap- know, to fill the office of Poet Laureate, plaud' the measures of the dominant but he is not qualified to write ecclesect, and to culogize, or misrepresent siastical bistory. the characters of those who sufferedf or An historian, and especially an er: their opinions, according to his own clesiastical historian, sbould be well particular bias.
furnished with these two qualifications, An accurate and impartial view of truth and charity. It is our painful the progress of religion and religious duty to affirm, that Dr. S, is miserably liberty in Grcat Britain, suited to ge- dcstitute of both. His work,