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Anecdote of Whiston. Whistor being one day in discourse with Lord Chancellor King, who was brought up a Dissenler at Exeler, but had conformes!, -a debate arose about signing articies which men do not believe, for the sake of prefer. ment. This the Chancellor openly justified. “Because,' said he,' we must not lose our usefulness for scruples.' Whiston, who was quite of an opposite opinion, asked his Lordship, If in his court they al red of such prevarication ? He answered, We do not.'

- 66 Then,” said Whiston, suppose God Almighty should be as just in the next world as my Lord Chanceilor is in this, wbere are we then;"


He was very

A Brief Account of the Death of J. K.G.
aged Nine Yars and over an!hs, who died September 6, 1808.

for several months previons to his deain, he was under great darkness and leven of uiad, He vilen said, he was lost; and there was no cheres foin. Ciud would never save him, &c. On Sabbath-day, July

he was so ill annot io by able to allend at Stepney Meeting, as he had

erasiyaltybes. In the eveningen of that day, he expressed a desire to go t» the chaped in Pell Sireei, ocar where he liveil.

The text was,

i Now thain, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, e pray you, in Chrisi's stead, be ye reconciled to God.'

sentite ; and on leaviog the place, he said, “This was a nice sermon;' dpad several times after, men lioneline comfort he derived from it: but still, his mind continued in'a state of darkness and distress. He had great fear

of death, nevertheless he was resigned and patient under his very painfui affliction.

July 31. "He desired his moiher to give him the Bible; and he selected the third chapter of Jot to be read before family-worship (where Job curseth the day of his birth). She asked him if that suited the frame of

his mind. He said it did; for that he had no hope. Being asked, by the minister who called to see him, If he should pray with him, and what he should pray for, - he answered, That I may have a good hope!'

The next morning he told his niother, he was very comfortable. Being questioned as to the foundation of his comfort, he said,' It is Jesus Christ.' What ground have you to hope that he will save you?” He answered,

His word: he has said, “Come voto me, and I will in nowise cast you out;' and I come.' le mentioned several passages of Scripture, which were very sweet to his mind, particularly, Unto you that believe, he is pro. cious;' and Isaiah xlv. 21, “ A just God and a Saviour.' This last passage, lie often said, afforded him great consolation ; and he wished he had sirength to wrile down the enoughis he had upon it. He was desirous of no company but that of serious persons. On being asked, if he would like to get weil again, he said, he would rather depart, and be with Christ,' if it was the Lord's will; for while he lived here he should be always siniful; but he would not desire any thing contrary to the will of God.

Sometimes he said, his mind was so happy, that he could not express it,

the fear of death was quite taken away: Death had lost his sting: but he was not at all times equally comfortable. On one occasiva he said to his father, “If I was an hypocrite, would Satan tempt me to think so?' --The reply was, If he was that awful character, it did not appear to be the inierest of Salan to disturb him. What a inercy,' said he,' we don't know beforehand what we shall have to suffer!' At another time he said, • Father, I hope I can now use the words of good old Simeon: Lord, nuw bellest thou ihy servant depart in peace,' &c.

o Did

August 15. A person called at the house upon business, an entire stranger; and seeing the child in 90 aficied a state, he said to him, • My dear boy, Do you know and love the Bible?! He answered," Yes." you always ?' "I knew it,” said he; “ but I did not always love it."

Why do you love il now?' us Bocaus” it reveals Christ, who came to save siuners.” Are you a sinner?' " Yes.”

"What ground have you to helieve he will save you?'.

Ilis word: he has said, • Come unto me, and I will give you rest, and will noi'cast you out;' and I come.” * What do Fou understand by coming to Christ? "I cannoi waik to him; it is the going forth of the mind afier him.” Do you thinks you shall die ?' 6 Yes."

• Are you not afraid of death?' "No; because Christ has taken out his sting.

--He then asked for the Hymn-Book ; and selecied the 40th Hymn, Book 2:

· Death cannot make my soul afraid,

* If God be with me there!' This he desired to be sung; and joined in it with greai delight, and with a voice almost as lond as ever. His sirength declined daily; and it was now with difficulty he could be got out of bed. It was observed to him, " There is no pain, nor weakness in Heaven.' " Nor any s in,” said he ;

and that is best of all!” Being questioned as to the state of his mind under his Heavy affliction, - he said, his afflictions were nothing: - - he would not wish to change his condition. He appeared to retain his facula ties to the last moment. The morning he died, he was asked if he had any fear of death; he said, 'No.' “ Are you comturlable?" he answered “Yes;' and soon after breathed his lasi.

G. F.

The Child's Guardian.
Now shall my voice prepare to praise
The Guardian of niy infant days;
Who gave my little heart to heat,
Mine eyes the morning light to meet.
He taught my feet to press the ground,
Mipe ear to catch the passing sound;
And while my trembling voice was weak,
le loos'd my insant tongue to speak.
My thoughts were like the morning

When first it shines upon the night:
A feeble, dim, uncertain ray,
The promise of a future day.
And first my mother's face I knew,
Turn`d tow'rds me with affection true;
Her gentle touch, her soothing voice,
Taught my young bosom to rejoice.
But soon these shadows fled away,
And Reason dawns to perfect day;
I learo to read his sacred word,
To fear his name, to serve the Lord.
Still as my years increasing roll,
And wisdom strengthens in my soul,
With growing zeal my tongue shall

The Guardian of my infant days!

W. B. C
To a Young Lady
of higli Birth and great Expectations.
I nope my dear Lady will hear

A hint of advice from a friend,
Who loves her; yet cannot but fear

These verses, perhaps, may offend.

The world may look pleasing and fair :

Its flatteries do not believe;
For every sweet has its snare,

And flatterers always deceive.
Earth's vanities'last but a while,

Then look for your portion above ;
Felicity dwells in his smile
Whose nanie and whose nature is

Love !
Bit all your gay passions be still,

And look to Jesus for rest;
Know him, and submit to his will:

And then you are sure to be bles!! His word is a source of delight

When read with attention and care; Muse on it by day and ly night,

Aod mingle your musings with pray'r. The nighty Redeemer will save

The sinner who trusts in his blood; llimself for our ransom he gave,

That thus he night bring us to God,
To him, my doar Lady, apply,

Without hesitation or doubs;
Your suit he will never deny,

The comer he never casts out!
Don't wonder to be thus addrest

By one iar advanced in years :
Such tenderness dwells in my breast,

I mingle the idk with my tears.
While life's dearest comforts you taste,

May God from all evil verend,
And crown you with glory at last!

This, this is the wish of your friend.

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MRS. MARTHA HAWKES, part of which has been spent in the OF PICCADILLY, LONDON,

metropolis, and in a state of worldly

prosperity; towards which prosdied August 14, 1808, aged 63 *.

perity, ber own persevering indus"I have now to notice the charac. try and honourable frugality, unter, temper, and death of one, der Providence, contributed not a whose experience, and whose prac- little. tice, for a long series of years, had • Close as was her attention to the furnished unequivocal evidence that duties of domestic life, in the early she was a Christian of the right period of her settling in the metrostamp; and had good ground for polis, and extensive as was her interadoptiog the language of the text, course with a large circle of Christian

For to me to live is Christ, and to friends, yet she was in all circum. die is gain.' What little I shall say stances so sensible of the import. about our departed friend, will not ance of closet religion, that she so much respect what she said, as scrupulously watched for opporhow she walked with God, and tunities. Nor was this a mere sense adorned the doctrine of God our of duty: she took delight in retirSaviour.

ing to read her Bible, and commune It was her privilege to be born with God and her own heart; and of parents who knew the excellency she appears to have been much of true religion ; and who felt it an benefited; for the more she conindispensable obligation to train up versed with these, the more powertheir children in the fear of the fully she exemplified the temper of Lord. She appears to have been her divine Master. So far was an apt scholar in regard to spiritual she from supposing that closet-reinstruction. Her "mind was well ligion superseded the necessity of stored with Scripture, and devoz public worship, that if she was well, tional hymns ; and she always and in town, her seat in this place spake of her early inpressions wiih of worship was, of all others, 1 begreat pleasure and gratitude. Let lieve, most seldom vacant; and this encourage Christian parents to what I would especially votice is, persevere in teaching their children; her carly attendance. In this she and let the young cherish instruc- was worthy of imitalion; for, astion, under an assurance that they suredly, before one syliahle is will reap the benefit of it through uttered in a place of worship Viny

the minister, the whole congreWbat she knew of religion in galion should be in their places. early life, was not, in her, what it She was 'not only a humble and has been in many who have had a serious Christian in the church, the same advantages, merely an but she carried religion with her external acquaintance with it; into her family: every department but, in her, the grace and power of she had to fil, she filled honourably ; Jesus were abundantly discovered. and all the dut:cs, she had to disThose who knew her besl, hear test charge, she discharged punctually timony to her great seriousness of all she was, and all she did there, spirit, and unreserved devotedness were not only worthy of her as a to her God and Saviour; from Christian, but exciled the esteem of which it docs not appear she every individual in a very large swerved, either in heart or practice, famiiy. In short, among ali the cxcelduring a leng profession, the greater lent Christian females that I have

* The substance of this paper is taken from the Funeral-Sermon, by the Rev. John Townsend. See our Review in the presepi Nuolber.

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she uttered in conversation were not rior to her in the seriousness of her consódered as falling from the lips of general conversation, affability to a dying Christian ; and, of course, her equals, and kindness to her in- were not treasured up in their me. feriors.

mories. Seeing her departure was In her general intercourse with so unexpected, I esteem myself hapsociety, she conducted herself in the py in having had a very interesting most h: nourable and beneficial ma'n- conversation with her only 24 hours

- she was humane to the af. before she died. In this conversation flicted, liberal to the indigent, and she opened her mind to me with courteous to all : and in all the good great freedom concerning the tempo she accomplished (and it was not tations and conflicts she had in reJittle) she suffered not to let her left gard to death, the fear of which band knew what her right hand did. sometimes harrassed her; but at Matth. vi. 3.

the same time observing, that she The general state of her mind was krew in whom she had believed : 80 spiritual, that one might truly and, after expressing her present say, her“ conversation was in Hea- confidence in God, she quoted the

Her mind was almost al. following verse with great vivacity ways ruminating on the things of and emphasis : God; and she was free to converse

• A debtor to mercy alope,' &c. about them. I have witnessed her deep acquaintance with experimen. She did not possess, in her last ill. tal religion, her great solicitude to

ness, any elevated or triumphant live near to, and walk with, God; joy; but a calm and uoshaken and to be fully prepared for the confidence in the grace and atonemoment when her Lord should

ment of Jesus, produce a strong and come and take her home to his bea- settled peace of mind, and a cheerful venly kingdom.

hope of eternal glory. After some Whilst at home, in the church,

more converstion about the proand in the world, she was thus ina

bable issue of her affliction, and the nifesting the power of the Gospel, state of her soul, during which she and had the. unanimous testimony

spoke in a more free and lively of all who knew her, that she served

manner than usual, she closed the the Lord in sincerity and truth, she

conversation with these excellent was, the most humble and lowly of lines of the poet : Christians-complaining of the re- A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, maining evils of her heart, her ma- On thy kind arms I fall; nifold defects in duty, and devoutly Be thou my strength and righteousness, ascribing all she knew and

My Jesus and my all.' joyed in religion, to the grace and The final scene, in the morning, power of Jesus.

was as calm as that of the precediug The last scenes of her mortal ex- afternoon ; uttering some of the istence were tranquil, serious, and same sentiments, and repeating the humble, as might have been ex- same hymns. Although she had pected. Through a long-protracted been restless in the night, yet she was and truly painful illoess, which bat- not thought worse than usual; and fled all the efforts of human when her friends around her had skill, she invariably discovered the not the least suspicion of her imspirit of patience and resignation , mediate dissolution, she suddenly frequently saying, · The will of the sunk into the aims of death (I Lord be done;' and expressing her might rather say, fell asleep in Jedesire that the Lord might be glori- sus) and, without one convuls ve fied, whether by her life or by her pang, or

one distressing groan, death, as he should think

without stopping so much as to say Owing to a general impression on • Farewell to her dearest relatives, the minds of her friends, that al- she silently withdrew from our dark though her disease might be fatal, · and miserable world, to enter upon yet that it would be extremely lin- an existence of infinite and eternal gering, the many weigbty sayings blessedness, in the presence of that


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glorious Jesus, whom, through life plied, " I do not know :' but she has and in death, she loved and adored several times since assured me, that as her Lord and Redeemer.-Surely, she did not then understand the thus to die, may be said to be gain !' meaning of the word soul; nor did

she know that she possessed any JANE TALMADGE.

principie distinct froin her body, or

that she should survive the present, JANE TALMADGE, a young woman, statc. This may teach us, that the about 27 years of age, died June 2, unlettered peasant and the learned 1808, at Portsea. Her short his- materialist, more nearly reseinble tory is an illustration of the baneful each other than the philosopher effects of ignorance, the blessing would willingly admit: - at the of being associated with Christians, same time, it should suggest to

the usefulness of distributing those who instruct others, the ne Religious Tracts, and the great ad- cessity of satisfying themselves that vantage of private instruction. She those they leach, clearly underwas a poor uneducated girl, brought stand the terms by which they try up in a country village, where she to convey ideas to their ininds, or had no one to care for her soul,

the time and labour of the teacher Her parents, anxious oniy for the must necessari.y be lost. temporal welfare of their children, This young woman had a kind had totally neglected to teach her instructor in Mrs. Lucas; who, by to read. Prompted by uccessity, the simplest means, gradually inand by a laudable wish not to bure formed her mind, and laught her lo den her parents, she came more road. Though she consiantly atthan 40 miles to Portsmouth, while tended the preaching of the gospel, she was very young, in quest of a nothing leit any lasting impression situation for her maintenance.

upon her heart, till her inistress Here it was her happiness to be gave her a religious Tract; which, engaged as the servant of Mr. and being a pairative of interesting Mrs. Lucas. These were elderly facts, and written in a style suited persops, of great piety and exem- to her capacity, she readiiy underplary conduct. When they had stood. By this Tract, the Lord was received this girl into their service, pleased to fix a deep and lasting they very properly considered that concern on her soul about her sal. an important charge was valion. After reading this, she bemitted to them by Him who orders came evidently serious.

Her masthe different ranks of society, and ter and mistress watched the state ordains that superiors should be, ju of her mind, her temper and cona considerable degree, responsible to duct, with parental tenderness; and God for their interiors. Her mis- readily aft rded her such instructress, finding that she had w know- tion as the distress of her mind renledge even of her letters, imme- dered necessary. In a suitable time, diately began to teach her to read. she was, by the recommendatiou of She formed a resolution that her her master, who is a deacon of the servant should not leave her house church, admitted to the table of till she could read her Bible. Jane the Lord. Soon after this, her mishad lived in a family for some time, trens, on a Sabbath-day morning, as an under-servant, where, from while preparing to go to the inthe official character of her master, struction of the Sunday-school chilit might have been reasonably ex- dren, was seized with a paralytic pected that some attention would stroke, and died the next morning have been paid to her improve- Mrs. Lucas was one of the exment, and especially to her inoral cellent of the earth :' a judicious and religious character ; but both woman, and a mother in Israel.' of these had been tolaily neglected. Just such a pradeut, pious, friend Her ignorance was so gross, that every young min sier needs. when her mistress asked her, if she She watched over the spiritual were to die, what she thought welfare of the society with an would become of her soul, - she re- anxious solicitude, that proinpted



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