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7. THOMAS JONES; the youngest of those who were lost to the cause of Missions, on the melancholy occasion above described. When one part of the ship separated from the other, Mrs. Jones was plunged into the deep. Her husband made a vigorous effort, and. happily succeeded in rescuing her from instant death; and to her preservation we are indebted for an account of the circumstances connected with this meJancholy catastrophe. Mr. Jones had not quite completed the second year of his Missionary labours: but though his ministry was short, it was successful, and his brethren, assembled at their Annual District-Meeting, in reporting his character as a probationer for the Christian Ministry, give the following testimony; "His qualifications for the sacred office are excellent: he is eminently devout; he loves study, and exerts himself diligently." When nature was exhausted, and his spirit was departing, his last words were, Come, Lord Jesus! Come, Lord Jesus."


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June 7th, 1826.--At Leeds, Mrs. Mary Vickers, in the seventieth year of her age. She had been a member of the Methodist Society about forty years; and, retaining to the last great vigour of mind and body, she relinquished not one religious or benevolent engagement, till called to lay down her body and charge together. Her lite was adorned by the graces of the Christian character; but in her last sickness and death, they were displayed in an eminent degree of maturity. She died in the full triumph of faith, leaving abundant evidence that she is gone to heaven. T. S.

June 20th.-At Blaenavon, in the Abergavenny Circuit, William Smith. He was strictly just, and truly pious; and died in hope of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ. He had been an upright member of the Methodist Society about twenty-seven years; during twenty of which he filled the office of a Class-Leader with fidelity and acceptance. He died in peace and triumph. W. B.

June 228.-At Wetton, in the MidsummerNorton Circuit, Mr. John Stamp, aged eightysix, who for more than fifty years was an irreproachable and useful member of the Methodist Society. In March, 1775, he received a note of admitiance from the venerable John Marlin, and in the month of October following, was enabled to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ with his heart unto righteousness. His life exhibited unquestionable proots of a divine change, and his attachment to Methodism was cordial and lasting. Gearresity, humility, and modesty, were conspicnous traits in his character, and his cheerfulness in bearing persecution, the once had the honour of being burnt in effigy,) and his ardent love to all the means of grace, were worthy of universal imitation. His place in the house of God was never empty, when he was

able to attend. For a few weeks before his death, he was coufined to his house; but the God whom he had faithfully served for half a century, did not forsake him in his final hour. His mind was kept in undisturbed repose, and his faith was triumphant. To one who visited him, he said, in broken language, "I enjoy peace; I have no thorns in my dying pillow; H. P.

we shall meet in heaven."

June 234.-Near Tunbridge-Wells, Mrs. Tolson. She had been a consistent and useful member of the Methodist Society from the year 1811 to the time of her death. Her last alliction was long and severe; but she possessed her soul in patience, held fast her confidence in God her Saviour, and rejoiced with joy unspeakable, and full of glory. In death she lifted up her hand, and exclaimed, "Glory, glory, glory;" and triumphantly departed to be for ever with the Lord. P. W.

June 21th.-At Clewton-Mendip, in the Midsummer-Norton Circuit, Mary Shepherd, aged sixty-six. In 1817 she became a member of the Methodist Society, and walked worthy of her Christian protes ion to the end of her life. For the last three years she was called to suffer great affliction, but in the furnace she was supported and purified. She died in the full triumph of faith. H.P.

July 1st.-At Bishop-Sutton, in the Milsummer-Norton Circuit, Sarah Lippiat, in the thirtyseventh year of her age. For more than twenty years, she had been a consistent and valuable member of the Methodist Society. She possessed the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, and had a good report of all men, and of the truth itself. la her protracted sufferings she was uniformly patient and resigned; all fear of death was completely removed, and she joyfully exchanged earth for paradise. H. P.

July 5th.-At Monplaisir, in the Island of Guernsey, after a short illness, Mr. John De Jersey, sen., in the sixty-first year of his age. He joined the Methodist Society when the first Class was formed in this Island, and continued a steady and useful member for more than forty years. He died in the full assurance of faith.

S. L.

July 8th.-At Idle, in the Woodhouse-Grove Circuit, aged sixty years, Ann Booth, wife of Mr. James Booth She had been a member of the Methodist Society for above forty years, was a woman of a meek and quiet spirit, and of true piety. She was greatly attached to the doctrines and discipline of Methodism, and loved to entertain the servants of her Lord. For some years she had suffered great affliction, which she bore with much patience, and submission to the will of God. She died in peace. S. W.

July 12th.-At Newport, Isle of Wight, George Mundell, a worthy member of the Methodist Society. He was a public carrier; and at the time of his death was employed in conveying some barrels of gunpowder from Albany Barracks to the Newport river, whea, by some accident, an explosion took place, by which he and some others were hurried into the world of spirits. Scarcely two years have elapsed since he obtained peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; but subsequently to that period bis conduct has been so exemplary, as to command general respect and esteem. J. K.

July 19th.-At Kensington Gravel- Pits, near London, Mr. Isaac Johns, aged thirty-nine years He was about thirteen years a member of the Methodist Society; and a useful Class-Leader, and a Local Preacher, about eight years. He truly desired and endeavoured to promote the spiritual interests of the people cotalaitted to his charge. For the last month, he has been geherally confined to his room. In his adiction he was remarkable for his patience and resignation to the will of God; he was never heard to utter a murmuring word, but longed to depart and to be with Christ. N. M.

August 17th.-At Glasgow, Mary Hollowell, servant to the Rev. John Hobson, in the fortyfirst year of her age. As a servant, she was clean, industrious, careful, modest, and affectionate; to the children of her master and mistress she evidenced constant and unwearied attention. She not only knew, but conscientiously discharged every branch of her duty. Her strictly-upright behaviour, not only rendered her a pattern to all other servants, but also secured to her the esteem of all who knew her. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Society upwards of twenty-three years; and after an affliction of three weeks, which she bore with Christian patience, she exchanged the company of a suffering for that of a glorified church. J. A.

August 17th. At Beverley, Mrs. Jane Barton, aged seventy-eight years. She was a member sf the Methodist Society for a period of about sixty-two years. She was highly esteemed by Mr. Wesley, as appears from several of his letters to her, constituting a correspondence on his part extending through a considerable term of years. Some of these letters, either in a detached form, or embodied in some further account of Mrs. Barton, may be expected to ap pear in the subsequent pages of this Magazine. Mrs. Barton uniformly maintained that excellent and exemplary character, which one would look for in the correspondents of Mr. Wesley. After a gradual decline of some months, she departed this life in the faith of Jesus Christ, and "in sure and certain hope of the resurrec tion to eternal life.” T. G.



WHILE heroes claim the palm, and poets sing
The sapient statesman, and the patriot King;
While beauty, genius, wit, by turns demand
The sculptor's labour, and the painter's hand;
While wondering crowds loud acclamations raise,
And earth reverberates with the favourite's praise;
Shall nobler Christians, in a Christian age,
Have no memorial in affection's page?
Shall ceaseless vigils, persecutions, strife;
The sacrifice of case, of health, of life;
Have no distinction grateful? no record?
Yes! valiant champions of a heavenly Lord,
As long as patience, resignation, love,

Are prais'd by saints below, and saints above,
Ye sufferers meek! who pain and scoffs defied,
Who warn'd and wept, endur'd, and pray'd, and died,
Ye shall be honour'd!-

The soldier fights for fame, and wins his prize;
But ye were outcasts in your country's eyes;
Reproach your bitter portion, outrage, hate,
The martyr's sufferings, and the culprit's fate."
Ye brav'd the ruffian blow, the' infuriate clan,
And all for love to God, and love to man!
O with what triumph hail'd in realms on high,
When angels bore you to your kindred sky!
Fruits of His purchase, to the Saviour given,
And own'd the servants of the Lord of heaven!

On all your sons may your bless'd mantle fall,
The zeal that fir'd, the love that reach'd to all!
Your scorn of earthly honours, earthly gain,
Of toil, of malice, ignominy, pain!
Whether to distant shores they dauntless roam,
Far from their kindred and their peaceful home;
Or seek the prisoner, sunk in dark despair,
And teach the abject, hope,-the impious, prayer';
Whether, as messengers of mercy, fly

To haunts" where lonely want retires to die;"
Where'er they sojourn, or where'er they stray,
May Heaven's own light direct them on their way;
Till late translated to the choir above,

They greet their fathers in the world of love!

May 13th, 1826.


Some of them were dragged to the common gaol; some were pressed to be soldiers and sailors ; others wounded with stones, or thrown into rivers.

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BIOGRAPHY is one of the most interesting departments in the science of man; but for reasons, neither remote nor doubtful, it is equally difficult to obtain and to afford contributions to the stock of existing knowledge on the subject. The biography of the humblest individual, if it were faithfully and wisely traced, would be found full of instruction. But the difficulty of so accomplishing the undertaking, lies not less, generally speaking, in the unavoidable dearth of materials out of which to compose the structure of the story, than in the want of fearless integrity to make an unvarnished use of them. Remote biography may be faithful; but it is rarely copious or correct: recent biography may be drawn up from plentiful supplies of matter; but then, there are wounds of affection yet open, or but newly and lightly cicatrized; there are feelings of tenderness and deep interest, which can hardly be indulged to the full without some concealment of faults which ought to be stated, and some amplification of excellencies which may be over-rated; all which is hardly consistent with fidelity. Contemporaneous biography is often written under the influence of personal or party leanings or prejudices, perhaps unconsciously entertained, and therefore indulged in without suspicion.

Under these general impressions of the difficulty of my undertaking, and with a regret that I have no more to say of one so deserving; and that the work was not undertaken by another, on many accounts better qualified than myself, I have drawn up the following slight memorials of the Rev. George Manwaring.

He was born in the village of Haslington, Cheshire, December 8th, 1788; and there, and in the neighbouring hamlet of Wheelock, he spent the first sixteen years of his life. In 1804, he left his father's house, and was apprenticed to his uncle, then living at a place called Etruria, in the Staffordshire potteries. His uncle was a man of faith, and one whose private walk recommended the faith he professed. Under his roof a Class-meeting was regularly held; but having by his father been cautioned against uniting himself with the Methodists, and his affections being yet earthly and alienated from God, the youth shrunk VOL. V. Third Series, OCTOBER, 1826. 3 A

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