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August. It was with difficulty that 29th. I found her breathing with she was able to reach the Meeting. great difficulty, and unable for a After the service, she said to the pre. tiine to speak. At length she said, sent minister, Mr. Nichols,' with :, Pray for me, that the Lord would wuch feeliog, Well, I have forgoto keep Satan at a distance ; for he has ten iny owo affliction while hearing been trying hard to fill iny mind ihc sufferi.gifour blessed Lord! Vy with vain thoughts: he throws his sufferings are not worth a thought fiery darts at me ; and in this my when, Lord, coinpared with thive! weak siatè he would harrass, me I feel less of my bdily affron ia sore, if the Lord should suffer him." the house of God than in ny uwil ; - After a while, she uttered these so that, even on that account, it is words to herself: --"I hate vain good to be here.'

thoughts, but thy law do I love." On the 19th of Seplenber; on Nov. 1. Siili labouring for breath, iny repeating (says Mr.N.) part of on coquiry how she found her mind, a hymn on the lovin, Kiotass of she silid,'. Relying on the Lord: God, she said, with a degree of holy there I am baid; but my hardest fervoir, · Yes; I shall s'ng his lov. work is with this poor body. Pray iog-kindness in death.' Speaking to that

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hold out unto her of the present and future siaie ine erid !' of the chu ch of Chrst, the first as Onthe 4th, I found her in a calm Inilitant, and the lalitr as triuinph- ad peacelul frame. After commitand, she said, 'Well, the Lurd liasing her by prayer to the care of spared me through our jaie trouble, God, she said, “I am happy, very and given me to see it begin to rise. happy! Parewell, my dear friend. I can now be well spared; and I The Lord reward you for all your hope others will be rased up to till kind attention to me!' my place, and donore for God than On Lord's Day morning, about I have done. Go (!, my friind, five velock, finding herself worse, preaching Chrisi crucified; and you and in her own apprehensions about sball not labour in vain, or lose to depari, she sent for an intimate your reward!

friend. On her entering the room, On the 22d of October, to her she said, My friend, you are come ; medical attendant she said, 'Well, but the storin is over!; Then Sir, wbat do you think of me how? I hope you are more calın. What You need not icar lelling me I shall was your trouble of body or mind?” not recover ; for could you a lie She answered, Not of mind, but une I shall die t:-night, it would be body. It was a storm ; but it is the best news you could bring me; blowi: over!!!, for to be with Christ is far betier!'

About eight o'clock her friend, 24th. After a severe fit of cough. being desirous to return to her faing and sickness, she said, “This is mily, to prepare for the house of noi yailand vinegar";-illy Jesus iad God, said, "I think you can spare that.

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me a while !”. She replied, 0, 25th. I found her very weak, and

go to the house of the Lord, unalle to $2} much ; but aiter ex- and bring me all the good you pressing her pleasure in ny frequent can !' visits, I asked her if she tuund her In the evening her friend returnmind at times able to fix oa the best ci, intending to continge with her Things, --she replied, 'I was greatly all night; to whom she said, 'I am pleased last night with those words, glad you are come. You see I have * Lift up your hea, for your re- not wanted you while you was at demption draweth nigh,"

the house of God.' She slumbered think them applicable to my case ? until. about 12 o'clock, when she I answereit, • Yes, I do; because broke out into a holy raplure, exthe competion of our redemption cialın nö, ' Glory, glory, glory, to is, to be brought home to our God God in the highesi !

on earth in Heaven; and with you, I appre- peace, good-will to men, and to bend, this event is drawing on. nie; yes, to sinful me! Glory,

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glory, glory, with my dying breath! of his dejection; when he replied, Ameu : Amen.' After Testing a That he frequently thought of that while, she again exclaimed, · Unto passage,• The wages of sin is death;' him that hath loved us, and washed and he earnestly prayed for forgiveus from vur sing in his own blood, pess; and his prayer was, . God be to him be glory for ever and ever!

merciful to me a ginner!' On bis Amen : Amen. With my dying father expressing, pleasure at these breath will I praise my dying God !! marks of conviction, and reminding

About one o'clock, her family bim that the gift of God is eternal standing around her, fixing her eyes life, through Jesus Christ,' he seized on them, she said,

his hand with visible emotion, and • And childrens'children ever find

gave him a look which will, proHis word of promise sure.'

bably, never be forgotien.

He now became incapable of takHaving ultered many exclamations, ing sufficient nourishment to supof joy in a tone of voice as loud as port nature, and consequently beshe could have done when in health, came feebler every day; so that his she became quite exhausted ; and bodily sufferings, and especially the from this time, till about two state of his inind, rendered hiin an o'clock, she lay quite composed. object of pity. Her last words which could be un- On the 12h of October, He who derstood, and with 'which she ap- commanded the light to shine out pears to have finished, were, All of darkness, was pleased to shine inthe promises of God, are in Christ to the sul' of this youthful sufferer, Jesus !' Thus died this eminent and enabled him to rejoice with joy saint, in the 57th year of her age. unspeakable and full of glory. 06REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS.

serving his mother in tears, he en

treated her not to be uneasy; ' for,' A Brief Account of W. Muckle- said he, the Lord has answered iny STONE, who died October }9, 1808,

prayers, and those of my father: he aged 13 years.

tas had mercy upon me, and taken PRE:ious to his last illness, he dis- away my pain!' Again he entreatcovered a degree of seriousness rare- ed his parents not to grieve for him, ly seen in boys of his age. The assuring them, he thought himself amusements which generally inie- already in the presence of the Lord: rest the youthsul mind, seldom ap: and emphatically aílded, • 1 sball go peared to afford hiin any gratifica - off like an angel!'

and the only emotions ex- On Rionday, the 17th, he said to cited in his breast by a public spec. his father, " I know you don't fret; tacle, once witnessed ac Sadler's but I lear my mother does :' and ou Wells, seem to have been those of being exhorted to pray, he replied, fear for himself, and pity for the

Yes, I do pray.

I shall die soon.' performers.

added he, and go to Heaven ; and Bis attachment to the school was I know you will follow me, and I very great; and he loved his pray to ihe Lord that all the family teacher for the best of reasons,

may join us ! because he cared God and joined in From this time he became so exprayer with his scholars. He has tremely low, that he was unable to been known to rebuke such of his speak so as tv be heaid. At length school-fellows as either neglected or it was supposed he asked for someridiculed religion; and his hints thing to quench his thirst; but, on have been productive of seriousness his mother raising him to receive and attention. The bad state of his the liquid, he tell back aad expired healih, however, obliged him re- without a struggle. -Ilis death was Juciánily io quii the school on the improved in a luneral-uiscourse by 29th of July; and for some time af- Mr. Smith, at Haltun Chapel, from terwards he seemed to suffer an ur- 1 Sam. iii. 19,' Toe Lord was with usual depression of spirit. This in- him; and did let none of his words duced his father to enquirc the cause fall to the ground.'

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Yke Works of the Rev. John New- cics. O that I could praise him more ton, late Rector of St. Mary Wool

on account of them! But as to the noth, de. six val. 8vo. 31. 38. last state of things between himself and rol. separate, with a fine portreil,

my own soul, alas! I conld write a 12s.

roll that, like Ezekiel's, would be It is tke last vol, only of these fall of mourning, lamentation, and Works that properly coines under wie: our Review: the others having been In another tetter, p. 151, he says, fong since publishe:!, were (most of "I remember that three or four them at leas!), respectfully noticed years ago, I mentioned soine part by us on their first appearance. of the gospel truth to a gentleman,

The present Work contains, 1, who called on me here ; and he anLetters (133) to various Corres. swered, “ If it is a truth, you are pondents, intended as a Scquel to' indebted for it to Calvin." ''As well Cardiphonia ;-2, Miscellaneous Pa- might he have said, because Calvin pers, extracted from Periodical - had seen the sun, and has mentioned Publications, particularly the Evan- it in his writings, we

uild ourknowgelical Magazine ;---3, a Sermon and ledge of its light and influence upon some Tracts, which were never be- his testimimy. These are acknow. fore collected into his works, kave ledged throughout the world whenreceived only a partial circolation. ever there is an eye to behold them! The numerous friends and admirer Here the courtier and the clown, of Mr. Newtou and his writings the philosopher and the savage, are will, doubtless, be highly gratified upon a level. And Mr. Occam, the with this additional volume of his Indian*, in describing to me the Works, which, like his other write state of his heart, when he was ings, breathes in every page the ge- blind idolater, gave me in general, nuine spirit of the gospel.

a striking picture of-what my own The limited nature of our review was in the early part of my life prevents us frequently from insert- and his subsequent views of the gosing those extracts we should gladly 'pel corresponded with mine, as face give from works of merit, and which answers to face in a glass, though I seem almost necessary, in justice to dare my, when he received them, the author and ihe public. In the ke had never heard of Calvin's present instance, we cannot, how- naine." ever, refrain from giving a few We shall add another extract, Anecdoles and Remarks, perfectly which shews how Mr. N. was in the characteristic, and which may hic habit of improving the commun considered as farther addenda to our events and circumstances of life :Meinoir of this excellent character. In a letter, p. 90, he observes, • We

Letter IX. to Mr. W. was written sometimes see in the newspapers acin a very uucomfortable frame, and knowledgments of cures received. under one of the most painful trials Wiat sheets and quires of advertiseto which ministers of the gospel ments would be necessary, if all the can be subject. • 1 trust,' says Lord's people were to publish their Mr. N. *I have the name of a child en! Methinke, nine might run in the Lord's family; yet I may

in this form: fitly compare myself to a sertant; • 1, A. B., of the parish of C., for I set forth many a dish to my long laboured under a complica. master's guests of which (lo my own tion of disorders: - a fever (of un. apprehension) I am not nullered to governed passions) -- a dropsy (of tasie. 'The Lord supports ine; yea, pride) - a phrenz; (of wild imagi. he owns me in my public work; he nations)

- a lethargy, and a dead gracious y kceps me in my oil ward palsy. In this deplorable situation, Walas: inėse are unspeakable mei- I suffered many things of many phy.

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sicians, spent my all, and grew Translated by Willian Stephenson, worse and worse. In this condition

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a New Edition, wille Jesus, the Physician of souls, found Notes, by the Rev. James Creighme, when I sought hiin not. He ton, B. A. Crown 8vo, price 88. undertook my recovery freely, Tuus deservedly celebrated per. without inoney and without price formance needs no eulogium of (these are his terms with all bis

it has been deemed by some patients). My fever is now abated, of the ablest jariges a most valuable my senses restored, my faculties en- work, and well adapted to convey livened ; in a word, I am become a new man; and from his ability, his just ideas of the nature of true elo. promise, and the experience of what quence. It is particularly worthy

tre attentive perusal of those whose he has already done, 1 have the office calls them to plead the cause fullest assurance that he will infal- of truth and holiness in the pulpit. libly and perfectly heal me, and that Every student who is preparing for I sball live forever, a monument of the work of the Christian ministry, his power and grace. May many, would do well to avail himself of may all who are sick of the same

the judicious remarks and admirable discases, be encouraged, hy this de- instructions with which these interclaration of my case, to seek him esting Dialogues abound. The ela likewise ; for whoever comes unlu

quence which Fenelon recommends, him, he will in nowise cast out!'.

is of that kind which every person We have only to add, that as large of disceroment and of piety must editions of Mr. Newton's Works, wish to be displayed by the teachers except this volume, have been cir- of religion, since it is such as is culated in the duodecimo form, we hope it will not be long before the sanctioned and cxemplified by the

inspired writers therwiselves. It is public will be accommodated with the eloquence which consists in corthis volune in the same forin.

veying to the mind the most import

ant truths, in the most convincing Twenty-one Letters, wrillen lo a

and persuasive nran:er. The cele near Relation at School. By the brated Archbishop most success. Rav. J. Newton. To which are fully expuses the incongruity, and annexed, A Few Pieces of Poelry, absurdity of intiulging in that florid by the same Author. 12mo, 2s.

and fakss cloquence'n biel many perbds. 2s 611-rnyul, with Portruit, 38.

$0ds, espeeially in early life, so THESE Letters are extracted from much adinire. • Who could we the volume above reviewed, and think,' says he, in his Letter to the form a very suitable and valuable French Academy, "of a preacher present for young persons, and, t's- who should, in the post atlected pecially, ladies at school to whom jingle of words, shew sinners the ihey contain much excellent instruc- divine julgment hanging over their tion and advice, in the affectionate heads, and Hell open under their manner of the author. We greatly feel ? There is a derney to be obrejoice in seeinz so excellent-au ad- served in our language, as in our dition as this little volume presents cimiher. I discous:late vidow does to those few pieces before published, mourn in fringes, ritabx.tuds, and whicb a tender parent, or affec. embroidery; alid au apostolical tionate friend, may, with the fullest minister vuglii noi to preach the satisfaction, give to a young female; word of God is a pumpous style, and, we are persuaded, that much fuil of allecicd ornaments. 'The benefit will be received, by the Pagans would not have endured to rising generation, from this inier. see even a comedy so ill acted.' esting selection.

Sunday Papers; addressed to Youlkor Dialogues on Eloquence in general ;

on the Importance of Practical

kieligion. 12mo. particularly thut Kind wnich is fit for the Pulpit. By M. Fenelci!, For this small but neally printed late Archbishop of Cambruy; with volume, the public is indebted, we his better to the French Academy. understand, to the pen of Mrf. Atand bitterness, as those who heard it.

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REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. tersoll, a lady of amiable character, breathes blood and slanchter, is the well-known in the vicinity of Fol- curs, and not the blessing of manham. It contains a series of short kind. How different from lhe peaceEssays, on the most important sub. ful religion of the blessed Jesus ! jects of religion, written with ease How unfit to inhabit the abodes of and perspicuity, and bearing evideat peace ! marks of genuine piety.

. The author,' we are told in the A Short Account of ike Rise and Presave,' wrote these Papers for the benefit of her own children, to

Progress of Religion in the l'ilbe laid on their breakfast-lable on

lage of Woburn, Buckz ; wilh a

Poem, iniilled, 'The Blessings of the day peculiarly set apart for reli

Woburn.' By T. E:glish. 8vo, gious iostruction; and they were,

Is. 60. therefore, called Sunday Papers.' When the maternal relation is ihus

This short Account abounds with honourably sustained, the happiest interesting anecdotes, and will highly effects may, under a divine blessing, gratify all serious persons anyway be expected.

connected with this pleasant viilage. The Papers are 21 in number." As to the Poem, though the author The subjects are, True Religion,

has evidently more connection with Early Piety, - The Sabbath,-Pro

Mount Sion than Parnassus, and is vidence, - The Love of God, The a grealer favourite with the Graces Holy Spirit.-Humility, Pride,- (the Christian Graces we mean) than Truth, Prayer,-- Self-Commard, with the Muses, it is certainly abore

Advantage of Riches, Use of contempt, and will be read with Reason,--The Passions in Religion, pleasure hy all who prefer excel&c. The style is, generally speak lency of matter lo elegancy of style. ini, correct; but some few cxceptions occur. The author's sen:iments in the.

Youth admonished to sulimit to the ology do not, in every instarice,

Goridance of God: Sermon meet our approbation. Her definia preacher al lull, Jan. 8, 1809. tion of Faith, p. 63, we consider as By George Payne, A. M. defective ; and her views of Perse. MINISters are to be much comverance, p, 121, might be inxhin. mendes who direct, their pastoral proved by a closer conformity to attention to youth ; and sermons those of si. Paul; yet we admire the adapted particularly to them, are spirit with which the volur.e is writ. fr quently very benefic al. Mr. ten ; and ils leading senlinien's are Payne nere addresses an affectionate such as every serious aid spiriiual discourse to the youth of the conmind must approve. The foll,wing gregation ai Hull, under tie care of passa re is a specinien of the author's the venerable Mr. Lainbert and him

• The cloislcred Monk, self, from Jer. iii. 4,• Wilt thou not whose unsubdued passions consume from this time cry unto me, My his wasiing frame; or the formal Father, lhom art the guirle of my Devotee, whose daily round of youth!'-- Mr. P. shew3 • The inprayers and alms inspire no holy poriance and necessity of a guide; love, and yield no joyful hope; the - the danger of confiding in preJukewarm Professor, who embraces tended guides; - the advantages religion butio betrayilinto the hands which result from trusting in divine of its enemies ; ine fiery Biget, who guidance; - and the sentiments ar:d carries the crusad:o.. sword to dis- feelings which may be supp:sed to tant lands; and the vauniing Hypose be included in an acquiescence with crite, who thanks God that he is the exhortation in the text.' The. Dol like other mer;- these have serinon (published at the request of, told the world, in ten thousand in the church) expresses the genuine stances, that religion has a counter- feelings of a faithful Christian minisfeit, which, under false appearances, ter; and, we hope, will prove a deceives the ignorant and unwary, blessing to those who read, as well gender3 strife

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