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THE REV. MR. DENSHAM.
[See p. 395 of this Mag:)
Rais'd froin the carth, and formn'd of brittle clay, ,'
In ev'ry stage of life we trembling stand,
In num'rous ways he thrusts his fatal hand,
This conqu’ring pow'r, commission'd from the skies
Alike it hurries hence the rude or wise,
Nor does the gracious renovated mind,
These meeten us for pleasures well refin'd;
Confirms these truths in plaintive strains of woc
A victim to the tyrant's fatal blow!
Surrounding friends may well their loss deplore :
In silence scal'd, proclaims the truth no more.
His theme, his constant theme, where'er he came
His Spirit, now dislodg’d from comb'rous clay,
There, in the regions of eternal day,
Among the blessed, the celestial throng,
Seems standing foremost with a rapt'rous song
Oh, ye who witness'd their employ of love,
Be not depress’d; our Jesus reigns above,
Ye honour'd few, who from the city go,
Your cause, to Densham dear, his worth ye know,
This solemn call with others loudly join;
Ye gospel heralds, hear the voicc divine,
O Thou, whose steps mysterious and profound,
May we, amidst the dire attiction round,
But while thy various judgments are abroad,
We look to thee, for thou art Israel's God;
Londou Itinerant Society.
ENGAGED IN THE WEEKLY EXERCISE OF PRAYERS
ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS,
Ministers to engage.
1803. July 29, "Barber's,
5 Messis, Towle and Mt. Kello and Mr. Booth.
Aug. 3, Mr. Jennings's, • Mr. Wall and Mr. Knight.
• Mr. Hutchings and Mr. Burder,
Mr. Gaffee's, - Mr. Goode and Mr. Jennings.
Mr. Gaffee and Mr. Button.
5, Mr. Wall's; · Mr. Taylor and Mr. Towle.'
Mr. Button and Mr. Jennings.
30, Mr. Brooksbank's, Mr. Wall and Mr. Goode.
Service to begin precisely at Half past six.
The Minister of the Place concludes, : Should any Minister; who is appointed to engage, be unable to attend; it is expected that he will procure une to supply his place, whose name is in the above list.
1 When a new List is formed, it will probably include the names of other, Ministers who were not present, or could not be consulted, when this was drawn up.
We are happy to find that these prayer-meetings have hitherto been well attended. At a Meeting of several of the Ministers above-mentioned, and
others of their Brethren, on Tuesduy, Aug. 16, it was agreed, Respectfully to submit to the Altention of their Christian Friends, the following short
ADDRESS: The alarming state of this kingdom loudly calling for extraordinary prayer and humiliation, several Ministers, in town and country, hare es. pressed their earnest wish that a particular day be chosen, in which reli. gious persons, of different denominations, may present their common Snp. plications to the Titrone of Grace in behalf of our King and Country.
A considerable number, therefore, of Ministers have agreed to pro. pose to their respective cougregations, Wednesday, Sept. 21, ai a suitable day for this solemn purpose ; and they take the liberty of affectionately recommending the observance of the same to as many of their brethren, throughout the kingdom, as inay approve of this measure, and to whom the day proposed may be convenient.
. It has been sugested, that the union of two or three congregations in one place, where local circumstances permit, might be beneficial, by enabling them to av.al themselves of:he assistance of several Ministers, and be productive of other Artvantages,
THE LATE REV. ANTHONY CROLE.
This able and faithful minister of the New Testament was a native of Scotland, being born at the village of Fettercairn, in the shire of Kincardine, about twelve miles from Montrose. When he was seven years of age he lost his father, who was a serious man; but this event did not deprive him of that inestimable privilege, a religious education. His pious mother discharged, with affectionate fidelity, the important trust that devolved upon her, and watched for the souls of her children as one that knew she must give an account. Her instruction and example made a deep and lasting impression on his mind; and he would frequently mention the familiar but striking manner in which she encouraged her children to seek the God of their father, saying, “ God loves to hear children pray.” From this early period he never wholly omitted prayer; and was always afraid of sin. Indeed, tenderness of conscience was a prominent trait in his character through life; some remarkable instances of which, have left an impression on the mind of the writer, that can never be effaced. To the pious labours of a worthy school-master, under whose care he was placed, Mr. Crole ascribed, under God, much of his early improvement in religious knowledge. This good man used io catechise his pupils, and, with great seriousness, would explain and inculcate the important truths and duti-s of religion in a manner adapted to the understanding of his juvenile audio tory. A text of Scripture, commented upon one of the occasions, greatly affected Mr. Crole's mind at the time it was mentioned, and was never wholly forgotten; but, in the hour of temptation, frequently suggested the most powerful restraint