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able to report that 124 services have been it in England. The Romanists of Great held, attended by about 160,000 persons, Britain and Ireland, Dr. Manning tells us, making in all, from the commencement of are six millions : and over that commuui. this effort, 1,027 services, attended by ty, including all the English perverts who 1,517,100 persons. Through the liberal. may join it, he claims for the priesthood ity of the Committee of the Religious Tract the right of exercising, without let or Society, in making them ten grants of hindrance, that whole temporal and spiri. tracts, of the value of £10 each, and also tual jurisdiction in which the Pope has in allowing them to purchase at subscribers' vested him. He claims a liberty to limit prices, the Committee have likewise the allegiance, to define the political been evabled to distribute, in all, 971,300 duties, and to regulate the temporal hand-bills, containing, with a notice of the affairs of every one of these six millions, services, a brief statement of some leading whenever the interests of the “catholic Christian truth.
religion” requires it-all laws anil sta
tutcs, all Parliaments and sovereigns not. THE POPE': RIGHT OVER TEMPORALI- withstanding. Thisis Dr. Manning's princi. TIES.—"I am no politician,” said Dr. ple; and for this principle he is ready, he Manning in a late address; "but, if ever assures us, to "engage in any contest or it become a question of principle, I will couflict.” Alas, the infatuation of our engage in any contest or conflict which it rulers! Why is it that they will not may requirc. And I will say,” he contin. understand this plain matter? If they will ted, "what I think a question of princi- not examine the system for themselves, if ple is—anything which touches the free they will 1100 listen to the voice of history, exercise of the Catholic religion." An surely they will listen to the Pope and his Englishman would naturally take Dr. spokesman in this country, both of whom Vanniug's "principle” to be the freedom tell them that the " Catholic" religion has, of every Romanist in the realm to worship as its inseparable concomitant, or rather according to the Roman Catholic rite. its inherent element, temporal power, and This nobody is seeking to take from him. that the free exercise of that power they Dr. Manning, however, means something hold to be but the free exercise of their very different. He means freedom to religion. Our rulers may be acting in exercise that compound temporal and ignorance ; but their folly is none the less spiritral jurisdiction which was imported great, and its consequences will be none into England in 1850, and to which is the less terrible. They are aiding in the giren the name of the “catholic religion.” erection of an empire within an empire. The temporal power, the Pope informs 13, They are betraying the Queen, and selling is necessary for the free exercise of that the liberties of the country.- Church of religion in Italy, and the temporal power England Magazine. is equally necessary for the free exercise of
The late MR. WILLIAM CHURCHILL, of which "shineth more and more unto the Gloucester, was born in the vicinity of perfect day.” London, in the year 1802. In early life His growth in grace and in the know. he removed to Banbury, in the county of ledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, marked Orford. His conversion to God took place him out as a suitable person to be employin his youthful days. Entering the Wes. ed as a class-leader : an office which he leyan chapel at Banbury one week even filled with credit to himself and with ing, he was struck with the venerable advantage to the Church and the members appearance of the minister, who took for entrusted to his care. his text 1 Cor. ii. 2: "For I determined in the year 1845, Mr. Churchill renot to know any thing among you, save moved from Banbury to Gloucester, becom. Jesius Christ, and Him crucified.” The ing the proprietor of the King's Head hotel, result of the discourse was, that Mr. at that time one of the first posting-houses Churchill came to the determination of in the kingdom. Right nobly did he the apostle, sought the Saviour for himself, maintain his religious principles in this and found life and peace in Him. From sphere of life. A Bible was in every room this time he pursued" the path of the just,” in his large establishment; family prayer was punctually attended to morning and Mr. William Lee, aged sixty-sis. evening, to which all the servants were Having served the Lord for forty-eight summoned by the ringing of a bell. The years, during the whole of which period sanctity of the Lord's day was held invio. she was enabled by the grace of God to lable, and the sanctuary was attended as “ walk worthy of the vocation wherewith regularly by the family as if they had she was called.” She was born at Dar. lived in a private house.
lington, January 26th, 1802. Her Mr. Churchill was a man of deep piety. mother, who was a pious member of the He was not demonstrative. He made no Wesleyan-Methodist Society, not only loud and boastful professions. But he had sought herself to train her for Christ, but the calm enjoyment of settled peace; and sent ber to the Wesleyan Sabbath-school, he held constant communion with God. where her early religious impressions were His principles were true and firm, and fostered. She belonged to the select class his consistency was uniform. He was conducted by Mrs. Vasey, mother of the considered by all who knew him to be a Rev. Thomas Vasey; and under her most estimable man, for he had a pleasant teaching and admonitions she received temper, and a gentle and genial spirit. those deep convictions which ultimately
Mr. Churchill was an intelligent Metho. led to her conversion. dist. He studied our economy; carefully At the age of twelve years, she ex. read the successive Minutes of the Con- perienced a severe trial in the death of her ference, and made himself acquainted with Christian mother. What she beheld in her thereasonableness of the provisions and regu- of the sustaining grace of God, and how lations contained therein. He was a man of she was enabled to triumph in the prosmuch practical sagacity. When the re- pect of eternity, greatly deepened, by God's sources of the Gloucester Circuit were blessing, these convictions. She felt that crippled by a mischievous agitation, he if she would be prepared to meet the last originated a scheme which saved the enemy, as her dear mother had done, she Circuit stewards the necessity of must be born again of the Spirit ; that no giving up their second minister. For mere form of religion, no attendance upon many years he filled the principal offices in the means of grace, however regular, Methodism to which a layman can be would suffice to give her peace iu a dying elected; yet when the proper time canie to hour. retire from those offices he always did so But it was not until she was serenteen with a good grace, and afterwards rendered years of age that she became fully decided all the aid that he could to his successors. to serve the Lord. At this time she re
Mr. Churchill was exemplary in his sided in Hull, and ofttimes she has been domestic relationships. Never was there heard to say that, while there sitting a kinder husband, or a more loving father. under the preaching of the Word, in one Though not indifferent to the claims or the of the large chapels, “her soul seemed charms of society, yet his delight was to to melt like wax before the fire." At be at his own fireside, enjoying the society this crisis a pious fellow-servant per. of his own family circle.
suaded her to go to a class-meeting. It His decease was sudden. On Thursday, was at this means of grace that she February 12th, 1863, he was seized with realized such a view of the worthlessness illness, and from that time made no com of all human morality, apart from a Divine munication to those around him, which change, that her “month was stopped " indeed was not necessary to assure them before God, and she resolved to look to of his religious state and prospects. Having Christ alone for salvation. She was soon glorified God in his life, to be “ absent enabled to trust savingly in Him; and from the body" with him was to be then she knew, by happy esperience, that “present with the Lord.”
God, for the sake of the Lord Jesus, had At his funeral a great number of his pardoned her sins, and received her as fellow-citizens expressed the regret experi. His child. Conscious that she was made enced at his removal. The shops were "a new creature," she now “rejoiced generally closed. Hundreds of persons with joy unspeakable and full of glory." lined the streets through which the funeral Her love to God and to His people at this cortege passed ; and the mayor and cor time was intense. poration attended; thus showing that She highly valued the class-meeting ; no ordinary man was that day being taken and after she was married, and became a to his last resting-place.
mother, she frequently took two or three
of her children with her, hoping they DIED at Netherton Colliery, near might learn to value this means of grace. Morpeth, Ann LEE, the beloved wife of To the end of her life, she cherished an
ardent attachment for the person who first ful ones who, hoping almost against hope, persoaded her in this way to unite herself persevered until, by the Divine blessing, with the people of God. From the com- the erection of a chapel at Haswell, in the mencement of her membership in the Durham Circuit, was accomplished. She Wesleyan-Methodist Society to the ter- reflected upon this work with great plea. mination of her earthly pilgrimage, a sure, and thanked God for having perperiod of nearly fifty years, she continued mitted her to be connected with it. She without intermission to receive her also shared largely in the efforts by which quarterly ticket. Under all circumstances, a chapel was procured for Netherton whether in days of sunshine or of storm, Colliery. she closely adhered to that religious com She was always liberal, to the extent munity, her fellowship with which had, of her ability, to the cause of God. Her under God, been made so great a blessing house for many years was a preachers' to her soul.
home; and they who were entertained To ber husband, whose joys and sorrows by her had not only the pleasure of wit. she was permitted to share for forty-two nessing her generous hospitality, but of years, she was a helpmate indeed ; and listening to her ripe experience and valawith much maternal wisdom she trained able counsel. One minister has remarked up a large family for Christ and heaven. that," she was truly one of the excellent Each child, at its birth, was, by her and of the earth; her piety was deep-toned her husband, solemnly dedicated to the and practical, evidencing itself in all the triane God. As a mother, she so conducted herself towards her children as to During the last few months of her command their respect and obedience. earthly career, she did not enjoy her usual She was greatly rewarded in finding that physical health, and this she regarded as she did not labour in vain; for it was an intimation from her Saviour that she her privilege to see the whole of her should be in readiness for His call. To family united to that branch of the Church those who witnessed her walk and converto which she was so strongly attached. sation at this time, it was manifest that One of her sons became a Local preacher she was growing fast in icetness for “ the in the county of Durham; another in inheritance of the saints in light.” Australia, and a third an itinerant minis Writing to her son who was a minister ter in America. Others who died early in America, after much motherly advice, left behind them the assurance that they she quoted the well-known words:had gone before, to await and greet her in 16 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last, the heavenly rest.
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home; As a wise, her constant study was to We'il praise Him for all that is past, promote the comfort of her husband, and And trust Him for all that's to come." to render him all the help and encourage. In reading over the letter to her ment she conld in his important work as a husband before sending it to the post, Local preacher. While struggling with when she came to these lines she burst the difficolties of providing for a young into tears, and exclaimed, “O the matchless and oamerous family, her unwavering love of Jesus ! It melts my heart into faith would bear him up, as well as bring tenderness.” consolation to her own soul. She fully On the evening of Deceinber 31st, believed that He who clothes the lilies, 1867, she appeared in rather better health and seeds the inferior creation, would not than usual. When her husband and cease to care and provide for His children. daughter left her to go to the watch-night She often recalled the words of Jesus, “ Ye service, she would not allow them to take are of more value than many sparrows." the key of the house ; but said, “Nay, I It was her settled conviction, that if they will do as I have hitherto done-wait your songht “first the kingdom of God and His return." She received them very cheerrighteousness," all needful things would be fully at the conclusion of the service, and " added ;” that God, having given the responded to their affectionate greet. greater blessing, would doubtless bestow ing, by wishing them both, but her hus. the less.
band emphatically, “A happy new year." Meanwhile her own spiritual life was After some conversation and family prayer, becoming stronger and yet stronger. Mrs. Lee with her youngest daughter From the day of her espousal to the retired to rest. Twice during that NewSavionr her motto was “onward," and Year's morn Mr. Lce went into her room, she experienced a growing conformity to and found her, as he supposed, sleeping His image.
comfortably. She was one among the band of faith. He returned to his own room until between seven and eight o'clock, when his through believing in the Lord Jesus. daughter called him. On approaching the Portland chapel, with its hallowed associabed on which his wife lay, he saw tions, never recurred to her mind in subsethat death had been there. During quent life without producing a feeling his short absence, her soul had taken of spiritual joy. In 1816 she was married its flight to the regions of light and to Mr. Samuel Jinkin, a young and acglory.
tive member of the Wesleyan-Methodist Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is Society. The Lord prospered the couple he that watcheth, and keepeth his gar. in their temporal affairs, but removed their ments.”
only child to a brighter world while she John MALVERN. was an infant. This dispensation of
Divine Providence served greatly to ELIZABETH JINKIN was born Novem- develop the graces of Mrs. Jinkin's ber 6th, 1781, in Cornwall. Her mother Christian character. In 1821, the sister dying when she was yet young, the care who, in early life, had playfully threat. of a large family devolved, in a great ened to shoot her died, leaving five orphan measure, upon her; and for this she appears children quite unprovided for. Mrs. to have been naturally qualified by her Jinkin and her affectionate husband firm, commanding disposition, and her immediately took one of the little great love of order.
ones, who was then six years old, and As her father belonged to the Church adopted her as their own daughter. Their of England, she was brought up, with her efforts to educate and train this child in brothers and sisters, to venerate the the fear of the Lord exceeded those of institutions of that section of Christ's many Christian parents; and God gave Church; and she remained within its pale His blessing to the following nineteen until she reached an age when she could years of moral aud spiritual culture. Mrs. form a judgment for herself. One event Jinkin was a quiet, retiring Christian, who in her early life, in which the special shone most at home; still she rejoiced to providence of God was manifested, here lead her adopted daughter to devote her deserves notice. While she was sitting at time and talents to active service in the a window of her father's farm kitchen, Lord's vineyard; and on one occasion went engaged in domestic duties, her younger so far as to accept the office of visiter of the sister took down from the rack a gun, sick, in order to exercise and qualify her which she did not know to be loaded, for a life of usefulness; and induced her to and pointing it at Elizabeth, playfully perform the whole of the duties for many said, “I'll shoot you.” The discharge years. Her punctuality in attending the of the gun blew out the window, various means of grace, her love of classand did other mischief; but not the meetings, and her judicious counsels to slightest harm happened to Elizabeth, and married persons in trouble and difficulties, she cver after acknowledged the special were remarkable. In 1852, it pleased the goodness of God both to herself and her Lord to take from her the husband of her sister. Her education was very limited. youth, which event, at the age of seventy In those days children learned their first years, was a severe trial; but she found lessons from a horn book; while the Bible, relief from the loneliness and sorrows of the Church of England Prayer-Book, the widowhood in the family of her daughter, Week's Preparation, Death of Abel, and where for upwards of fourteen years she Baxter's "Saints' Everlasting Rest,” con- remained ripening for immortality. Her stituted the library of an ordinary farm last days were pre-eminently her best. house. In 1810 she left her father's Being freed from all eartbly care, she honse and removed to Bristol, where, in endeavoured to live to purpose, by teaching Portland chapel, under the united minis. the younger members of the family the value try of the Rev. Messrs. Blackett, Reece, of the Word of God, which was so exceedand Wood, she was convinced of her sin- ingly precious to her own soul. Whenever ful state, and of her need of a Saviour. they applied to her for garments and money Frequently in after life she would allude to for the poor, she delighted to supply them, the bitterness of the wormwood and the and entered into their benevolent entergall of which her spirit drank at this prises with lively interest. During the period. So deep was the agony of her fater years of her life she frequently alluded, soul, that on one occasion she could not with deep emotion, to the time of her deparproceed to her home until she had rested ture, but without any mixture of fear. She against the wall of the chapel, and given seemed to have got beyond the power of vent to a burst of sorrow; but she soon the enemy to distress her. Death had afterwards found the desired peace and joy lost its sting. She retained her intellectual
iaculties until the last ; and often at night in the chest. A few minutes before noon spoke of "going orer Jordan, possibly she spoke affectionately to a granddaughter, before sunrise.” On the day preceding her gave one look of grateful recognition to death, she walked down stairs as usual, and her daughter, and calmly fell asleep in Jesus, read and conversed with more than ordi- January 7th, 1868, in the eighty-seventh bary acumen and cheerfulness. In the even- year of her age. She died at the residence ing, she alluded to some company whom she of her son-in-law, John T. Thomas, Bootle, had seen, when one said, “Mother, it would Liverpool. not make any difference to you whoever might be here ; for you have Jesus with "Night dews fall not more gently to the ground, you.” “O no!" she replied, “if Satan were Nor weary worn out winds expire so soft." here, I should not be afraid of him.” On the following morning she complained a
M. T. little, and for two hours suffered from pain
Argest 7th, 1867.-At Marston, in the Gran tham Circuit, Mrs. Alice Brown. She was born at Barrowby, in the year 18-17. In early life she at under the Methodist ministry, and was convineed of sin; but it was not until she was tresty six years of age that she was brought to a saving knowledge of the truth, and could "re joice in Christ Jesus." Now she was concerned for the welfare of others, became a teacher in the Sunday-school at Heckington, and sought to impress upon the minds of the children the value of the Ecriptures, and the inestimable worth of early piety. In 1850 she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Brown, and removed to Marston, where she commenced a Sunday-school in her own bouse, work for which she bad considerable tetani ability. The Great Head of the Church crowned her efforts with success; the school increased, and was removed to the Wesleyan chapel; and for years it was lier delightin this way to work for Christ. As a class-leader she will long be remembered. Her clear discrimination. her knowledge of human nature, and her extenSive acquaintance with the Word of God, emi. neatly qualified her for this office. She knew how,
when, to comfort, direct, and warn. In the closet she sought a preparation for her arduous and important duties, and this was the secret of het success. For many months before her death, there were signs of failing health. Her last affliction was painful, and at times her Passical sufferings were extreme; but ber fortitude never forsook her, and the grace of Christ upheld her. When Dear death, she said to a friend, "I am ready. If I bad religion to seek now, with this anguish of body, how terrible it would be ! but the work is done, my Jesus apports and comforts me.”
she was loved by all who knew her. Under the ministry of ministry of the Rev. John Roadhouse, she was converted to God, and became a member of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society in the year 1819. Thenceforward, to the day of her death, she was an humble and consistent follower of the Lord Jesus, adorning His doctrine in all things, and especially in the quiet and unobtrusive discharge of her Christian duties. Soon after her conversion, Mr. and Mrs. Drake opened their house to the Circuit ministers during their visits to Uppingham: and many who have been entertained there, can still call to mind the unaffected kindness with which she received them, and the Christian spirit with which she ministered to their comfort; appearing never so happy as when doing what she could for the cause and servants of the Redeemer. For some years before her death, she was the subject of much bodily weakness and affliction, which frequently prevented her attendance at the house of God. Still, "in patience she possessed her soul," resting with child-like confide the promises of the everlasting covenant, and fortified against all painful apprehension by that love which " casteth out fear." The final attack of illness was only a few days before her death. During the brief interval her mind was kept in perfect peace. So far as she was able to converse with friends, she uniformly assured them that she was resting upon the Saviour, and that all was well. Just before her departure, in answer to the inquiries of those who were waiting round her bed, she extended her arms, and distinctly exclaimed, “Happy, happy; yes, yes; I am on the Rock!” After this she said no more, but calmly slept in Jesus.