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gation of her whole life took place; she looked back to the time when she was only about five years old, and accused herself of many things which others would have deemed innocent. After speaking freely on this subject, and receiving suitable advice, she obtained strong consolation. During the month of October, Mrs. Brettell had many changes; at one time there appeared some prospect of her recovery, when her mind was much engaged about things of a domestic nature, by which she suffered, and for which she upbraided herself afterward, and endeavoured more fully to yield herself to God, either to live or die. Her complaint returned, and her weakness increased so much, that on the 31st of October she desired the funeral lesson to be read to her, that the change might become more familiar to her. She also desired the twentieth chapter of the Revelation to be read; and afterwards said, "This awful represen tation of the judgment does not cause me to fear." She had expressed a hope of release on the Sabbath, but the Lord saw good to lengthen life a little longer. On the 7th she appeared more cheerful and at case, and said to her friends,

"I hope to die shouting, The Lord will provide." On the 14th of November, the family were called to her bedside, when she very distinctly said, "Now, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation. O Lord, into thy hands I commit my spirit." After this she fell into a kind of lethargic state, till she quietly fell asleep in Jesus. It is excellently remarked by Dr. Grosvenor, that "We have not quite done with our departed friends when they are gone. We have something to do with their memories; to embalm them with our grateful acknowledgments: we have something to do with their present felicity; to rejoice in their enjoyment of it, to take aim at it, and keep our eye upon it, all the way we walk up the heavenly road: we have something to do with their example; to follow it, or be imitators; and especially to imitate their faith and patience: it is for this purpose, the righteous are to be had in everlasting remembrance.'"


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Sept. 3d, 1826.-At Great Clacton, in the Manningtree Circuit, Philip Pells, a young man. of great piety, who appeared likely to be very useful in the church of Christ. After suffering

affliction a few weeks, his happy soul escaped to the paradise of God. W.D.6.

Sept. 5tb.-At Charenton, near Paris, Mrs Sarah Ann Manby, aged thirty-nine years, wife of Aaron Manby, Esq., one of the proprietors of Charenton Iron-Works. She was, possessed of qualifications which will render her memory ever dear to those who knew her. Brought up in the Church of England, she was attached to its doctrines and mode of worship, but was devoid of bigotry. For several years she was afflicted; but, possessing her soul in patience, a murmuring word was never heard to escape her lips. After a season of deep conviction of sin, in the beginning of her religious experience, she found the peace of Gol which is imparted to those who believe in the Lord Jesus Chint She spent her time in doing good, aiding the dillerent Institutions established to spread the knowledge of the truth. In visiting the sick she was indefatigable; in relieving the distressed she was no respecter of persons; the widow and the orphan always found a friend in ber; and her heavenly conversation was the means of spiritual good to many. Towards the close of life, she enjoyed peculiar manifestations of the love of God. Every means was tried to preserve life; but the Lord saw fit to take her to himself. She took leave of the world, and died imploring the blessing of God on her husband, her children and her friends. She was buried at Pere-le-chaise, and the Rev. Mr. Adams in proved the event of her death at Charenton, es Sunday, Sept. 10th, from Rev. xiv. 13. W.O.C.

Sept. 6th-At Syston in the Leicester Circuit, Mr. William Cooper, an old disciple." Is him the Methodist Society has lost one of its most steady friends and liberal supporters. For fifty years, it is believed, he has been united with the Methodists, during which time he has maintained a consistent character of love to God and man. He died in peace and triumph. Besides numerous legacies to his relations and friends, he has bequeathed, in proof of his at tachment to that blessed cause in which he had long been engaged, to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, 501., to the Kingswood and WoodPreachers Auxiliary Fund, 504; to Frisby house-Grove Schools, 50.; to the Methodist Chapel, 501.; to the Syston Methodist Society, 501. to the Syston Sunday-School, 10.; to Hothierby Sick Club, 25.; to twenty poor members of the Syston Methodist Society, lol; to the poor at Rotherby, 51; to the poor at Frisby, 10.; to the poor at Syston, 10, to be distributed in bread. A farther account of this excellent man may be expected. J. R.

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Sept. 14th-At Williton in the Dunster Circuit, Mr. John Thorne, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He was brought to a knowledge of the truth, about thirty years since, under the ministry of the late Rev. John Cricket, and soon afterwards joined the Methodist Society at Carhampton. He frequently bad to walk several miles to hear a sermon but he was always in his place at the house of prayer. His attention to private and social duties was as regular as his attendance upon public worship. His uprightness, integrity, and zeal, and his patience and resignation in the time of his affliction, will long live in the memory of his friends. When asked, "Are you happy?" With joy beaming in his countenance, he replied, Happy, very happy! I long to be gone!" In this state he continued for some days, when he fell asleep in Jesus. R. B.

Sept. 15th.-At Warrington, Sarah Hindley, in the fifty-sixth year of ber age. She had been many years a very consistent member of the Methodist Society, and for her uniform and edly respected. Her illness was attended with unblemished conduct, was highly and deserv

severe pain, which she bore with the greatest patience, the Lord being her support. When she perceived her dissolution to be approaching, she was not at all alarmed; but spoke of her readiness to die, having "a good hope through W. S. grace.'

Sept. 17th.-At Portsmouth, Mrs. Sarah Hardy. In early life she followed the vain amusements and pleasures of this world; but in the year 1803, she, with several others of her family, heard the Methodist Preachers, under whose ministry she was deeply awakened to a sense of her lost estate as a sinner before God. By faith in our Lord Jesus Christ she obtained a sense of pardon, and became also a Member of the Methodist Society. During the last twelve months she evidenced much of the Christian temper, and spent a considerable part of her time in reading and prayer. On the Monday preceding her death, she received her last Society ticket, and spoke with great freedom of the love of God to her soul. She died in great peace, after an illness of about three hours.

W. T.

Sept. 21st.-At Portsmouth, Mr. James Wilson, nephew of the late Captain Wilson, Coinmander of the Ship Duff, which conveyed the first Missionaries to Otaheite. He was mate of the Duff. Mr. Wilson was a Member of the Methodist Society for a short time in early life; but choosing a seafaring life, he was exposed to evil company, and wandered from God about twenty-five years. About ten years ago he was passing by Green-Row Chapel, when, prompted by curiosity, he went in. The service, at that time, did not make any particular impression upon his mind. He continued, however, to attend the chapel, and was deeply awakened to a sense of his state as a sinner; and soon after he obtained a sense of the pardoning love of God. From that time to the day of his death, he walked in Christian liberty. As a Member of the Methodist Society, he was an ornament to his profession; as the Leader of a large Class, he was laborious and successful; and as Steward of the Portsea Society, he was diligent and faithful. He died after an illness of three days. His last words were," It is all right." W. T.

Sept. 238.-At Birmingham, after a protracted illness, Mr. John Overton, (father of the Rev. John Overton, of Andover,) aged seventyyears. He was awakened to a sense of his lost estate under the preaching of the late Rev. A. Blair, and immediately joined the Methodist Society. He sought the Lord with all his heart, and soon found him to the joy of his soul. He was early appointed to the office of a ClassLeader, the duties of which he faithfully discharged for many years, till disabled by age and infirmities. He died in peace; his long standing in the church of God, religious experience, and good conduct, proved that divine grace had J. O. brought salvation to his soul.

Sept. 26th.-At Chilcompton, in the Midsum mer-Norton Circuit, Mrs. Martha Dando, in the seventy-fifth year of her age. She became a Member of the Methodist Society about the year 1775; and for more than forty years was a For many faithful and useful Class-Leader. years she suffered much affliction, but in patience she possessed her soul, and peacefully died H. P. in the Lord.

Sept. 26th.-At Kilkhampton, in the Holda worthy Circuit, Mr. Hugh Adams, a Local Preacher. About eight years ago he was powerfully awakened, when he joined the Methodist Society, and soon found peace with God, which he retained to his death. He was a man of deep piety, and of a truly excellent character. In the bloom of life it pleased the great Head,

of the Church to call him from the prospect of much domestic happiness, in his young family, and of great usefulness in this Circuit. W. R.

Sept. 26th.-At York, aged forty-nine years, Mary, the wife of the Rev. John Slack, Methodist Minister, after a severe affliction, which she endured with great patience. A further J. S. account may be expected.

Sept. 29th.-At Harwich, in the Manningtree Circuit, Mrs. L. Forster. She was awakened under a funeral sermon, which was preached in the Methodist Chapel at Harwich, on a deceased sister, by the Rev, Robert Crowther, about the close of the year 1790; and having obtained mercy, she remained a steady Member of the Methodist Society from that period till the day of her death. She died in W. D. G. peace,

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Oct. 1st.-At Norwich, Mr. Edward Flegg, who for forty-eight years had been a valuable Member of the Methodist Society, and forty-six a faithful and useful Local Preacher. He died in peace, and has transmitted to posterity an unblemished reputation. Many, on account of his private instructions and public ministrations, W. T. will rise up and call him blessed.

October 3d.-At Melksham, Wilts, Matthew Shepherd, aged fifty-eight years. The Rev. Freeborn Garretson, was, it appears, the instrument in the hand of God in his conversion, at Halifax, in Nova Scotia. Soon after this, he returned to England, and for thirty-five years was a useful Member of the Methodist Society, and for more than twenty-five, a zealous and successful Local Preacher. On Sunday, October 1st, he preached a very animated and impressive sermon. On the next morning he was taken ill, and died the following day. In severe pain his mind was kept in perfect peace. W. W. He testified that God was with him.

Oct. 6th.-At Shepton-Mallett, Mrs. Jane Millman, wife of the Rev. Benjamin Millman, Methodist Minister. She died in a very peaceful and triumphant manner, after a lingering illness. A further account of her may be exB. M. pected.

Oct. 10th.-At Harwich, Manningtree Circuit, Joha Britten. A few days prior to his decease, he received a remarkable manifestation of the divine favour, and died very happy.

W. D.G.

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Oct, 24th.-At Liverpool, the Rev. David Stoner, Methodist Minister, in the full triumph of faith. He was seized on the night of Oct. 14th, by dysentery and typhus fever, which baffled all the efforts of his medical advisers, whose anxious attention to him was constant; they, however, entertained hopes of his recovery on the 22d inst; but on the evening of the 23d, a suffusion of blood on his brain soon terminated his mortal career. Froin the first of his aflic. tion he anticipated the immediate approach of R.M. death, and longed to depart and be with Christ.



(From the Amulet.)

"And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the Lord; I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth, and the earth shall hear the corn and the wine and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.”—Hosea ii. 21, 22.

WHAT strange, what fearful thing hath come to pass?

The ground is iron, and the skies are brass :
Man on the withering harvest casts his eye,
"Give me your fruits in season, else I die
The timely fruits implore their parent,-Earth,
"Where is thy strength to bring us forth to birth?'
The Earth, all prostrate, to the Clouds complains,-
"Send to my heart your fertilizing rains;"
The Clouds invoke the Heavens," Collect, dispense
Through us your healing, quickening influence;"
The Heavens to HIM that rules them raise their moan,—
"Command thy blessing, and it shall be done."
-The Lord is in his temple.-Hush'd and still,
The suppliant Universe awaits his will.

He speaks and to the clouds the Heavens dispense,
With lightning speed, their genial influence:

The gathering, breaking clouds pour down the rains:
Earth drinks the bliss through all her eager veins.
From teeming furrows start the fruits to birth,
And shake their riches on the lap of earth:
Man sees the harvest grow beneath his eye,
Turns, and looks up with rapture to the sky;
All that have breath and being then rejoice,
All Nature's voices blend in one great voice;
"Glory to God, who thus HIMSELF makes known !"
When shall all tongues confess HIM GOD ALONE ?
Lord, as the rain comes down from heaven,-the rain
That waters Earth, and turns not thence again,
But makes the tree to bud, the corn to spring,
And feeds and gladdens every living thing;
So come thy Gospel o'er a world destroy'd,
In boundless blessings, and return not void:

So let it come in universal showers,

To fill Earth's dreariest wilderness with flowers,
-With flowers of promise, fill the wild within
Man's heart, laid waste and desolate by sin:

Where thorns and thistles curse the' infected ground,
Let the rich fruits of righteousness abound;

And trees of life, for ever fresh and green,

Flourish, where only trees of death have been;

Let Truth look down from heaven, Hope soar above,
Justice and Mercy kiss, Faith work by Love;

Heralds the year of Jubilee proclaim;

Bow every knee at the Redeemer's name;
Nations new-born, their fathers' idols spurn;

The ransom'd of the Lord with songs return;

Through realms with darkness, thraldom, guilt, o'erspread,
In light, joy, freedom, be the SPIRIT Shed.

Speak thou the word,-to Satan's power say, "CEASE!"
But to a world of pardon'd sinners," PEACE!"

Thus, in thy grace, O God, THYSELF make known,
Then shall all tongues confess THEE GOD ALONE !
Sheffield, August, 1826.

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