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Ye winna promise? Och, your unco The sunny temper, bright where all is


Sae ill to manage, and sae cauld and sour.
Nae matter-bail and sound I'll keep my

Nor frae a crum o't s'all I ever part:
Its kindly warmth will ne'er be chill'd
by a'

The cauldest breath your frozen lips can

Ye need na fash your thumb, auld carl, nor fret,

For there Affection shall preserve its seat;

And though to tak my hearing ye rejoice, Yet spite o' you I'll still hear Friendship's voice.

Thus, though ye tak the rest, it sha'na

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For there we part for ever: late or air,
Another guess companion meets me there;
To whom ye-nill ye will ye-maun me


Nor think that I'll be wae, or laith to spring

Fra your poor dosen'd side, ye carl un-

To the blest arms of everlasting youth.
By him, whate'er ye've riff'd, sto'wn or

Will a' be gi'en wi' interest back again :
Frose by a' gifts and graces, thousands


Than heart can think of, freely he'll bestow,

Ye need na wonder then, nor swell wi' pride,

Because I kindly welcome you as guide,
To ane sae far your better. Now a's

Let us set out upo' our journey cauld;
Wi' nae vain boasts, nor vain regrets tor-

We'll e'en jog on the gate, quiet and con-



The simple heart that mocks at worldly wiles,

Light wit, that plays along the calm of life,

And stirs its languid surface into smiles; Pure Charity, that comes not in a shower, Sudden and loud, oppressing what it feeds;

But, like the dew, with gradual silent

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Almighty Father! bounteous friend!
From Heav'n, thy glorious throne, descend,
And hear our infant praise;
Teach us in higher strains to sing;
Teach us a nobler pray'r to bring,
A loftier song to raise.

For thou, O God! didst frame the earth,
Thy love gave all thy creatures birth,
Fill'd air and sea and land;
The silver moon, the brilliant sun
Their stated journeys first begun
At thy divine command.
Thou bidd'st the storms of Winter pour,
Thou send'st the Spring's enliv'ning

To cheer the tender blade:
Thine is the fruit that Summer yields;
Thine are the stores of Autumn's fields,
In golden robes array'd.
Our lib'ral friends, O gracious Heav'n!
By thy eternal love were giv'n

To soothe our dire distress;
Preserve them, gracious God! we pray;

For the Monument of Joseph Atkinson, Take them, at thine appointed day,

Esq. of Dublin.


If ever lot was prosperously cast,

If ever life was like the lengthen'd flow Of some sweet music, sweetness to the last, 'Twas his, who, mourn'd by many, sleeps below.

To endless happiness.

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1819. January 9, in her 70th year, ELIZABETH, wife of the Rev. John YATES, of Toxteth Park, near Liverpool. This valuable lady was the youngest daughter of John Ashton, Esq., an enterprising and successful Liverpool merchant. Her mother, whose maiden name was Brooks, and whose family were distinguished among the Presbyterian Dissenters of that town by their abilities, integrity and public spirit, was a woman so exemplary and judicious in all her conduct, that to her maternal influence and instructions we may in no small degree ascribe the moral worth of the subject of the present memoir, especially since her husband, Mr. Ashton, died at a comparatively early age. In the year 1771, Mrs. Yates married the late Dr. Bostock, a physician of a cultivated mind, whose rising reputation was cut short by a premature death in his 30th year, and who left to her care an infant SOD, the present Dr. Bostock. Five years after this event, she married the Rev. John Yates, who had recently settled in Liverpool as the minister of the Presbyterian congregation assembling in Kay-street, and afterwards removed to Paradise-street. With him she passed nearly forty years of growing usefulness, harmony and happiness, and had by him a family of five sons and three daughters, all of whom, except the eldest daughter, survive. Mrs. Yates's mind was characterized by sound judgment and well-regulated sensibility. As a wife and a mother she was dutiful, affectionate and assiduous. She conducted almost without any assistance the earliest part of her children's education, aud, in repressing infantile passion, correcting negligence or obstinacy, and educing the latent talents of the understanding and feelings of the heart, she united with sufficient decision that ingenuity and felicity of management, in which good mothers so pre-eminently excel. Her uniform cheerfulness of temper, the presence of mind which she evinced in cases of imminent danger to herself or others, and the patience and fortitude with which she bore occasional sufferings, may be traced not only to the strength, activity and correctness of her understanding, but still more to her firm, humble and practical conviction of the all-wise and all-merciful superintendence of the One True God. Sensible of the various blessings she enjoyed through the course of a long, prosperous and honourable life, she received them with thankfulness, was resigned when any of them were removed, and still thankful for what remained. Her charities to the

poor were no less judicious than liberal. She bestowed her time and attention as well as her money, so as to apply what she gave with the best effect to deserving objects. In all the consolations, the duties, and the hopes of the Christian life, she was accustomed to confirm herself by the daily perusal of the sacred page. Although, during the greater part of her life, she was unable to hear the public services of religion, she never failed to be present in the place where the "Divine honour dwelleth ;" and to all, who saw her in the social circle, it must have been equally remarkable, how entirely the par-, tial loss of that most important sense, appeared to be compensated by her quickness of apprehension, her equanimity, and the kindness and civility of her manners. She had the satisfaction of attending public worship on the Sabbath immediately preceding her death; and it is a subject of gratitude to her family, that, even to the very last day of her life, and without any fear of the awful termination of her illness, she partook in some degree of her ordinary recreations and employments. Her death was the most easy and tranquil, like the going out of a flame, when the oil, which feeds it, is exhausted. Her remains were borne to the small and beautifully-situated cemetery attached to the Park Chapel, almost in front of her house, and were attended by her widowed husband, who was followed by her only brother, Nicholas Ashton, Esq., of Wooltonhall, and her eldest son, Dr. Bostock, of London, to whom succeeded her fire younger sons, each of them supporting a wife or a sister. The following Lord'sday, January 17th, the congregation, who kindly testified their regard by appearing in monrning, were addressed upon the consolations of religion by their minister, the Rev. Pendlebury Houghton, who as sisted them to improve the affecting occasion, by illustrating the support derived to the mourner from just views of the Providence of God, from the Christian hope of a better life to come, and from the active discharge of all remaining duties; and while with a touch delicate and beautiful as well as vigorous, he described these general sentiments, he seemed to intend more particularly to point out to the esteem and imitation of his flock the strong consolations, which, under the greatest of earthly privations, support the friend of his youth and the assiduous partner of his pastoral cares.

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Feb. 6, at her house, in Hackney, MRS. WAKEFIELD, widow of the late Mr. Gilbert Wakefield. Many will deeply feel the loss of this excellent woman. To her relatives, and in the bosom of her family, she was ever a kind and liberal kinswoman, an affectionate sister, and a most anxious, indulgent parent, extending her maternal love to her children's children, who were gathering around her. To her friends and acquaintance she was most courteous and hospitable, and none could know her without witnessing the truly feminine delicacy which graced her person, her mind, and all the occurrences of her domestic life. She died, worn out by a long and painful malady, in the 58th year of her age, and the 18th of her separation by death from a husband, to whom she was united in early life, and whose memory she ever cherished with that pride and pleasure which were derived from his high attainments, his unshaken integrity, and his perfect conjugal attachment.

14, at Aberdeen, in the 82nd year of his age, Professor WILLIAM OGILVIE, of the King's College, in that city. He was one of the most accomplished scholars of his age: his talents were of the first order, his taste was of the most correct and refined nature, and the whole of his very prolonged life was passed in the ardent pursuit of knowledge. He died universally admired for his valuable acquirements, and esteemed by all who knew him in private life, for the benevolence of his heart and the faithful discharge of every social duty.

21, at Walworth, in the 77th year of his age, the REV. JOSEPH JENKINS, D. D. Baptist minister, author of several publications on questions relating to his denomiuation, and of several single serinons.

Lately, at Longford, near Manchester, in the 68th year of his THOMAS age, WALKER, Esq., formerly an eminent merchant of Manchester, a steady and active friend of civil and religious liberty. He, with six of his friends, was tried in April, 1794, under the charge of High Treason, and honourably acquitted; the only evi

dence against him being an emissary of government, and the only foundation of the charge being his connexion with the "Constitutional Society," established for the diffusion of political information. But though his life was saved, his circumstances were altered by political persecution, and he owed his enjoyment of a competence to the generous bequest of a gentleman who had been one of his counsel on his trial. He lived, latterly, in retirement, and his talents and character are said to have been, at length, appreciated justly by his townsmen.

The late Mrs. KENRICK, of West Bromwich, whose decease was briefly noticed in the last number of the Repository, [p. 66,] possessed qualities of mind and heart, which, especially as displayed amidst the accumulated infirmities of declining life, deserve to be recorded both as a tribute of filial gratitude and affection, and as a proof of the power of religions principle. It would be impossible to delineate a more faithful or impressive portrait of her character, than has been already drawn by one who knew her well, and who had possessed the best opportunities of observing with how much good sense, affection and conscientious regard to duty, she discharged the most important offices of life. The following extract from a discourse delivered to the New-Meeting Society, Birmingham, by the Rev. John Kentish, will recall to the minds of those who knew her, the virtues which they oved, and afford to others an instructive and consolatory example of the peace and joy which are the fruit of Christian hope, supported by habitual piety, and the remembrance of a well-spent life.


"The truly excellent person for whom we mourn, but whose removal from our world we regret only on account of ourselves, was a proof of the force of highly respectable mental endowments combined with an enlightened and cousistent profession of Christianity. From the begining of her long, happy and honourable life, Providence fixed her in circumstances singularly favourable; she derived common advantages from her family connexions, and she fully manifested a disposition and a capacity to improve her privileges. Her sphere of action naturally domestic life; yet she may be said to have occupied for a considerable time a situation somewhat more public than is usually the lot of individuals of her sex and condition in society It was a situation in which her admirable good sense, virtues and manners, rendered her greatly estimable and useful. I believe that there are those in this audience who can attest as well as myself, the almost maternal care she bestowed on many young



persons at one of the most interesting periods of their lives; and the exemplary discretion with which she regulated the internal concerns of a large and miscellaneous family, so that she secured universally our grateful regard, not the faintest murmur of discontent being ever heard under her judicious and well-planned superintendence.

"I touch a tender chord when I speak of the obligations which she afterwards conferied on those for whom she cherished all a mother's love, and who with thankfulness own that they received from her a parent's solicitude and affection. How amply they have repaid her, she repeatedly and warmly acknowledged; that she was spared to witness their usefulness and reputation in the church and in the world, is the subject of their pleasing recollection and of ours. Amidst the infirmities of age she was a pattern of devout cheerfulness and of a vigorous, self-collected and well-furnished miod. Under her afflictions she manifested the patience of a Christian, and serene resignation and holy hope in the view of her dissolution, of which she was accustomed to speak with more than the composure of a traveller who knows that he is approaching to the end of a long and eventful journey. The hours of solitude and of darkness she often cheered by the recitation of the devotional poetry which had been impressed on her memory in


"Her circle of friends was wide, and of the most respectable character, and their attachment to her in the greatest degree firm and cordial. To her servants, dependants and poorer neighbours she was considerate and kind, and her wise economy enabled her to be bountiful. All the young who had the privilege of knowing ber were fond of her society, and ardently concerned to advance her comfort. Her manners were polished and conciliatory, and no person could be more earnestly desirous of promoting the comfort of her friends in early life, or of hearing of it.

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*Her life and her death have shewn be yond doubt, that they who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall bring forth fruit in old age; they have proved that God, who was her portion and her rock, is just and faithful in fulfilling his promises to his servants, and that there is no unrighteousness in him.'”

Addition to the Memoir of Mr.

Meadley, pp. 5—8.

MR. GEORGE WILSON MEADLEY was born at Sunderland, January 1, 1774, and resided, during the greater part of his life, in the contiguous town of Bishopwearmouth. He was educated at Wittonle-Wear, under the care of the Rev. John

Farrer, a very able teacher and excellent man. Having tried, but without liking it, one of the lines of commercial life, in the year 1796, from a wish to indulge his love of knowledge, but with a design also partly mercantile, he took a voyage up the Mediterranean, visiting several of the scenes with classical avidity. At Naples, he was kindly received by the late Mr. Lambton, then abroad in bad health, whose son, the present Member for the county of Durham, has duly acknowledged his value as a political friend. He stayed a short time at Smyrna, and then proceeded to Constantinople, where he became acquainted with the late Mr. Thornton, well known for his work on Turkey. He returned to England, after seventeen months' absence, having gone through some difficulties from the hostilities prevailing in Europe. In 1801, he passed a few weeks at Dantzie, and in 1803, he visited Hamburgh, and made a pedestrian tour through Holstein, of which he published an account, in the Monthly Magazine, Vol. XVI. p. 218, under the signature of M. Y. He enjoyed the acquaintance of the celebrated Dr. Paley, who became in 1795 the rector of Bishopwearmouth, and resided in that town till his death in 1805. No biographer of this distinguished writer appearing, Mr. Meadley with much diligence compiled, and in 1809, published the Memoirs of Dr. Paley, in an octavo volume, which came to a second edition. Of this work, we gave an account in our IVth volume, pp. 163-165, and in the same volume, pp. 177–183, we inserted a memoir of Paley, chiefly extracted from it. The reputation which he acquired by the memoirs of Paley, led Mr. Meadley to conceive the design of another volume of neglected biography. He now devoted himself to the history of the martyred Sydney, a work congenial with his political principles. He accomplished his task in 1813, and published the Memoirs of Algernon Sydney, in an octavo volume, dedicated to his friend the late Dr. Disney, from whom he had received encouragement and assistance in the undertaking, The author had access to few documents that were not already before the public; the Memoirs are therefore not abundant in novelty; but they contain a suecinet relation of important facts, and a record of principles which will ever be dear to the lovers of true English liberty. For some time previous to his death, Mr. Meadley had employed himself in collecting materials for a life of our distinguished patriot Hampden, but it is feared that his preparations were not sufficiently complete to enable his friends to give to the public the fruit of his labours. It is much to be desired that his Manuscripts may be com'municated to some like-minded writer who

will execute the noble design. We may also state, on our own knowledge, that Mr. Meadley had for some time been making inquiries with a view to a Life of Locke; with what success, we are unable

to say.

"On the bed of sickness and severe suffering, (says a writer in the Monthly Magazine, No. 322, p. 86, from whom these additional particulars have been chiefly borrowed,) which he bore with calmness and resignation, his sentiments, at all times void of disguise, then shewed the peculiar depth and quickness of his humanity. After a feeling description of what he supposed the wretchedness to be of a sick bed when aggravated by poverty and want, with which he gratefully contrasted his own advantages,-' what must it be, (he exclaimed,) what must it be then, for those poor creatures, left to meet death, amidst pain and cold and thirst upon the field of battle! Thank God, I have ever reprobated war.'

"On the 28th of November, 1818, Mr. Meadley breathed his last, amidst the sorrows of a family, who had long loved and honoured him as a kind brother and a dutiful son. He died in the firm hope of the Christian resurrection, and in the sincere faith of the gospel, as he had for many years entertained it, on the Unitarian scheme."

His remains were interred in Sunderland church-yard, and were followed to the grave by the president of the Sunderland Library, of which he was one of the founders, and a very large party of the sub. scribers and other gentlemen; who did honour at once to the object of their regret and to themselves by this mark of respect, thus spontaneously shewn to one, with whom many of them differed essentially both on political and on religious subjects.

Besides the works already mentioned, Mr. Meadley published A Letter and A Second Letter to the Bishop of St. David's, by a Lay Seceder, two small octavo pamphlets, and a View of the several Schemes of Parliamentary Reform, brought before the Legislature, another small octavo pamphlet, which Mr. Bentham has added to his book on the same subject.

He was an occasional contributor to the Monthly Repository. To his pen we are indebted for the interesting Memoirs of Mrs. Jebb, VII. 597–604 and 661–672, and for the account of Mr. Robert Clarke, X. 533-535. It may be added, as characteristic of his heart, that he was the author of the lines in our last volume, XIII. 454, on "The Little Chimney Sweeper."


Library, Red-Cross Street, February 9th, 1819. Ar an extraordinary meeting of the general body of Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the Three Denominations, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted:

1. That our strong feelings of attachment to the illustrious House of Brunswick, both as Britons and Protestant Dissenters, excite in us a lively interest in any event which must affect the happiness of our Royal Family.

2. That the death of the late Queen, while it calls for our humble and pious submission to such a dispensation, as the appointment of infinite and infallible Wisdom, powerfully claims our cordial sympathy with those who lament the interruption which it occasioned in their enjoy ments of public and domestic life.

3. That the moral advantages derived to society from her own example, and the

discountenance which she uniformly and steadily shewed to vice, cannot be too highly appreciated; and that the loss of such a pattern in an exalted station, must by every friend to religion and virtue be deeply deplored.

4. That though we deem it most expedient and respectful to abstain from such personal communications of our feelings as must revive the painful sensations which have agitated the minds of the Royal Family, we do sincerely condole with the Prince Regent, and the other branches of his Royal House, on the demise of their revered and beloved Parent: at the same time we are sensible that the poignancy of their grief must be greatly alleviated by the recollection of the exemplary filial piety which they manifested towards her during her protracted illness. Signed, by order of the general body, WILLIAM NEWMAN, D. D. Chairman.

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