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my heart or use which I perceived weakness of parental love, and ovet to be wrong, but I have confessed all desire of present things.
it in secret, and fervently prayed At one time, she said, • Never did - for divine assistance to help me to I cojoy such happiocs3 as in this overcome ; and, in some measure, affliction. Last night I was not I hope Lhave been enabled in over- only willing, but thought I felt a come, but, ah ! how imperfectly! desire to die.' At another time, Noiwithstanding all, in the sight of the frame of her heast varied, and infinite purity, I have that sense of she said, 'I feel a little spark of de, my - extreme guilt and unworihi. sre to return to earth, and it leads ness, as overwh: Ims me ; and, in me to examine the ground on which myself, I entirely despa'r; -- but my hope is built; I now want the never was favoured with such comfort of it. Speak to me some sweet views of Jesus, and of the sweet proinisc, that may revive me grace of ihe gospel ; and, by a col- again.-Several were repeated to focied view of Scripture evidence, I her. She theu reasoned, with refeel myself warranted to place an markable point and clearness, by entire trust on the word of God in - vay of examining her right to Chrisl.; snd those words which were ruhgious cornfort ; then, in a prayer an encouragement to me when I peculiarly pathetic, addressed imjoined the church, are still a com- mediately to Christ, she referred her fort to me: -- Coine unto me ail cause to bim, as the Saviour of lost Te that labour and are heavy laden, sinners. and I will give you rest;' and l On dozing a little, she was asked, know that I hate every evil ibing. " Pare you quite lost your hope in Therefore, I cannot be discouraged Christ?" In a cheerful tone of
- I cannot refuse to take comfort. sweet confidence, she replied, “Not Blessed be Gud for such mercy to so quite.' Her head being greatly diswretched a sinner!"
tressed by pain, and a nervous ir Some hours after, she said, 'I rilability pervading the whole have a great desire to see the child frame, she said, 'I cannot bear ren, that i may speak to item while conversation, - it distracts me. I I am able ;--- I teel myself sinking want a little text now and then fast, and fear I shall not be able repealed to me, it is so swcel !' long. Let Sarah (the eldes!) come; strict regard being paid to this, at and let them ali come, one by one.' one time it was said, “To them With a sctiled firmness, and majesty that believe, he is precious.” She of countenance, and without an ap. replied, “Exceeding precious.' parent emotion, as a tear, taking Again : “ You lie in the hands of Sarah by the hand, in a confident norcy;" she rejoined, “And I am affectionate tone, she said, “Sarah, willing to lie.'- " The Lord seems my dear, if I should die, the Lord now about to take you ; to whom wiid take me to Heaven. Do not you many times have given yourself grieve for me, my dear, it will hurt up.". She replied - Yes ; ferventiv, vou; but seek the Lord for your with my whole heart. She reself now you are young, and then quested the 14th chapter nf Joha's you will find the comfort of it on a Gospel might be read to her. The sick bed, as I do ; and we shall acel first few verses being gone over, she again in bleaven.' :
· said, “ It is enough.' Various pas. in terms apied !o their different sages 'were gently repeated to her, ares, she aduressed the other childi. as she seemed able io bear it ; to ren, dismissing each with a pariiiig which she invariably returned some kiss. Those who beheld this affect. cheerful expressions of hope. The ing scene, were drowned in tears, kast, expressed so as to make it a and witnessed, with amazeinent and question to lier, was this, “ Lookjoy, the complete triumph of a ing to Jesus, my dear?" To which, wope of glory in one so remarkable 8ummoaing all her feeble powers, for the tender feelings, over all she replied, Yes.' Deliriuru now mere latural affections, over all the cncrsa sed, convulsions came on, she
continued speechless for some hours, cominencement of a work of grace. when she beatly breaihed out her Mr. Joss was led, in his sermon, te soul into the hands of Jesus. treat fully on the deep depravity
The Rev. R. Sievenson, of Castle of the luman beart, and its enmity Hedingham, in a judicious discourse dy ainst God, his people, and his on Mol. x 28, to a numerous au- ways. She was deeply cospinced of diencs, the stucipal of wbom, as sin, and filled with fear. She even a tribute of respect to the memory concluded that her friend had pro-, of the deceased), were cloihed in viously been with the preacher, and mourning, improved her death ; ace uainted him with all the hard who, in addition to the above, bore speeches she had ultered; but she the following testimony :-: Mrs. way astonished above measure, Bass was a woman of a superior when assured that not a word had order. She was possessed of an uns becu spoken to him concerning her.. ¿erstanding that was remarkably It was not long before she restreng, and higsly cultivated ; and, ceived comfort from the gospel of by her death, soriety is deprived of Christ, and began to enjoy ouch of one of its most valuable inembers, his pandoning love; but she was not and this Christian church of one of withont her trials, for Mr. S. was its brightest ornaments." . greatly offended by her diligent Halsted.
I. B. attendance on the means of grace,
and strong attachment to the cause
of Christ, ihough, on her pari, she MRS: DANDO.
aid every thing in her power to Mrs. Dando, when a child, was 80. len his resentinent. She pro. remarkable for her sprightly dis, ceeded, however, on her Chrisiian p tion, and retentive memory. course, in gegeral, with inuch cows
be was not without oceasional con f.t; yet, at times, was greatly victions of sjn in her early youth; dejecied, on account of the body. but the first serious impressions on of sin and dealh ;' and a deep sense her mind which were permanent, of her spiritual poverty, sinfulness, were received when she was about and depravily, sometimes reduced 21 years of age, soon after she her almost to despair. During one married Mr. Shipway. She way of thes, season!, she happened to then persuaded by a friend, Mrs. meet with Dr. Stafford's Sermoss, B , to accompany her to the in which the following quotation Tabernacle at Bristol, to hear Cap. from Hervey's Dialogues afforded tain Joss. She was violently pre- her unspeakable relief and satis, judiced against preachers deeined faction:- But there is a righteousirregular, and would say, “How can pess, blessed be divine grace! spolshoemakers, weavers, and butchers less, pure, and consuminately exknew the way of salvation, who cellent! - a righteousness which bave nol had a l'niversity educa. answers all the Creator requires, tion? It is impossible! She was, and supplies all that the creature bowever, persuaded to go on a needs !' Great was the consolation week-night, as there was üben less she received on reading this passage. fear of observation. The place “Never,' said she, i did ang one bappened to be so full, that she embrace the most lovely object, could not get near enough to hear; and clasp it to their bosom with but, observing many respectable greater delight, than I was enabled, persons present, some of whom she on this occasion, to embrace Christ thought would never have an in the arins of iny faith, as my proached 80 polluted a spot, her righteousness and strength.' prejudices were weakened, and she In Aug. 1799, she was married to attended the next Sunday morning. Mr. D. who testifies tbat her whole Being early, before the worship conduct, from that period, was commenced, she looked around her, uniformly excelleot, and corres. and felt a solemn awe on her mind, ponded with that which preceded sites which appears to bave been the it. She abounded in every good
work, as a numeroins fa nily, now fashes of lichinins, and appre. formed into several separate con- bended that a heavy storm was nections, can fully witness ; next to coining on. Mrs. D. was always whom, many of the seriong Christs' greatly affected on these occasions ; jan friends, of almost every deco- and, as soon as the service was mipation, will give their testimony; closed, appeared to be greatly as she contributed to many chari agitated. We could not obtain a table institutions, and, till lately, coach ; but I endeavoured, as much gave her manual assistance, like as possible, to compose her mind; Dorcas, to make garments for some in which, I hoped, I had pretty of the Benevolent Schools; but her much succeeded, till we had nearly ehief excellence appeared in visiting reached our owa house. She then the poor, especially those who re. bore rather heavily on my arm, aod ceived help from the Misericordia. I called for the help of two of the Institution, but enlargement is un. servants, who were near; and, bavpecessary, her works praise her ing brought her into the house, she in the gates.'
exclaimed, Sofa! sofa!' Being The closing 'scene of her life shall laid upon it; she said, " Fan ! fan!" be related nearly in the words of which we did. My arm was now her aficted husband. On Sab. supporting her head, while we bath, May 14, we heard a sermon placed the pillows. I then asked at the Tabernable in the morning, her if she could speak to me; but and received the sacrament. While received no answer. I said, “ My * We were at tea in the afternoon, we dear, do you know me?” man atread that remarkable account in ihe tendant, who was applying water to Evangelical Magazine for May, of her temples, said she faltered out MA.Gommersallis suilden death, after. Yes;' which was her last word; * reading to his family that portiun for; like the person we had been
of Scripture, Be, ye also ready ;' reading of, not four hours before, we'then went to Broad Street to the she silently, without a struggle or leeture. In the midst of the wor a groan, in two minutes, passe ship, we observed several vivid away!
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• Burnet gives an interesting account of the Divines who formed the dem school. See the History of his Own Times, folio edit. London, 1724; vol. i.. p. 176-191. Whichcut led the way, and was followed by Cudworth, Wilkins, More, and Worthington ; and, under these, were formed Tillotson, Stillingfieet, Patrick, Lloyd, Tenison, and the historian himself. Indifference, sloth, and secularity had so widely infected the church, " that if a new set of men,” he saye, " had not appeared, of another stamp, the church had quite lost her esteem over, the nation." They laboured chiefly " to take men off from beiug in parties, or from narrow notions, from superstitious conceits, and a tierceness about opinions.". They maintained besides, a good correspondence with those from whom they differed; "and allowed a great freedom both in philosophy and in divinity." Their project, so far as legitimate, was doubtless a noble one; but it was difficult to be accomplished, and the attempt required a clear discerpment of the distinguishing truths of the gospel, a deep impression of their paramount importance, and both the inclination and the skill gracefully to interweave them as the principles and motives of all action. In such qualifications, these good men had pot the pre-eminence requisite for their undertaking; while, therefore, we find in their maoner an adunirable improvement on the pedantry of the preceding age.. and in their matter numberless engaging and elegant displays of the evidences of Christianity, and of the grandeur and beauty of its precepts, we are seldom. roused and jbvigorated to action by its distinguishing doctrines. That life and energy which emapate from the doctrines connected with the Fall and Recovery. of Mad, and which are appropriate to Christianity alone, too often yield to motives drawo from the schools of philosophy; and the fitness, beauty, and expediency of religion and virtue, take place of the authoritative will of God, and the gracious provisions of the gospel.
This is a copious subject, and merits a full and able investigation. The church: cap only recover and confirm her influence over the nation, iu proportiog as she treads back her steps to the truths promineatly enforced by her founders. Bishop Hopkins shews her faithful members the way; nor can any young clergy map tetter discharge tbe duty which he owes to her, than by fastloning his sentiments and his manner or our author'a Model