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felt the rod of God correcting me; my recovery ; I had rather depart but have been as a bullock unac. and be with Jesus.' Before he left customed to the yoke. This is & the room, he told her that, being enblessed affiiclion indeed, because it gaged from home, he should not be has led me to Jesus; so that I have able to call again for three or four reason to say, It is good for me that days, but that he hoped to see her I have been affiticted I'.
on his return; she answered, ' I hope . On the Thursday before sbe de not, Sir; before that period, I trust parted, being worse, her friends sent to be singing the praises of God in for her minister. On entering the the upper and better world! Ou room, he found her apparently near the 'Tuesday following, she said to the verge of eternity; and hardly ber sister, Now I think death has able either to speak or bear the fa- seized me.' Being asked, Whether tigue of cooversation. In a short she was willing to gn, -she said, time after, being somewhat revived, Quite, quite; for then I shall be a nd perceiving one of her sis'ers ap with him whom I love, and worship proaching her bed, and observing him without a veil between.' Jn that she wept, she said, “Do not the evening, she said to a person weep for me, you have more reason wh) stood gear her bed, • Is Mr. S. to rejcice, that my conflict is almost returned ;' being answered in the ended, and my everlasting felicity negative, . then she exclaimed, "I about commencing! I hope that no shall never see him again below; one will drop a tear for ine, for I no more shall I hear his voice ad am going to Jesus; and can you dress the throne of grace ; but I wish me back again into tbis sinful shall soon meet him, where we shall world !'
upite in singing the praises of God On Friday her pastor visited her for ever!" About an hour before again, and found ber still wore she departed, she requested to be cheerful. With a smile on her lifted upon her knees, that she might countenance, she said, I was in once more address the throne of great hopes, Sir, of being landed in mercy. Her weakness being so very
glory before pow; but it gives me great, she was advised pot to change 1 much satisfaction that I have the her posture; she replied, " These
pleasure of speaking to you again; poor knees must once more bend it may afford you comfort when I before the footstool of grace.' Be. am gone, to know that God was ing laid again in her bed, she was pleased to make use of you, as an only beard to say, • Come Lord instrument to deliver me from a Jesus, come quickly! Thus this state of sin, and bring me to expe- pious woman finished her course, rience the blessings of grace; be- and catered -into the joy of her fore I knew you I was a stranger to Lord. On the following Lord's Jesus, ignorant of the state I was in Day her dealh was improved by her by nature, and had no desire to have Pastor, to a large and attentive authe gospel applied with power: ditory, from 2 Cor. v. 1-3. but, my dear Sir, I feel I am dying, · Clare.
J. S. but I can say to the honour of God, and for your comfort in the minis
MRS. BLOW. try, that I shall praise him through eternily, for the blessings of grace is the children of this world that have been conveyed to my esteem it a tribute of respect due soul by means of your labours ! On to men to record the actions of the Saturday, the 22d, he saw her for brave, how much more is the Chris. the last time; she appeared ex. tian bound to perpetuate the metremely weak in body, but strong in mory of the just! Amongst the exfaith. On being asked how she felt cellencies of the pulpit, and the uses her mind, she said, “Death is not of the press, I consider this service in the least terrible to me, because sacred to the glory of God, - the it has lost its stiog! When her bonour of the Redeemer, the banminister was about to pray with ners of the cross, -- the triumph of her, she said, "Sir, do not pray for faith, the joy of the ministry,
a stimulus to the saints,-a reprover her. When I préached on Isaiah of the world, -- a check to ibe in. xxxix. 17, the Lord graciously ap. fidel, and a crowa to truth; which plied the word, and this became the I trust will appear in the following joy and rejoicing of her soul in lite, evidencrs of the true grace of God affliction, and death ; for which she in Mrs. Amelia Blow, of Grimsby, always called them her words, fixing Lincolnshire, who died March 29, upon them as hier funeral-text: 1809, in the 36th year of her age. On the 8th of November she was In her inight evidently be seen two delivered of a daughter, her eighth natures; when to the natural, God child, from which she never rehad. graciously added that of his covered, being of a consumptive grace ; s, ihat from one so strongly habit. The effects of divine grace attached to worldly cares, with too were now remarkabiu clear in her great asperity of temper, many be huinility, patience, government of holding the palural s'ades so strony, temper, and conquest of grace from were ready to forget ihe bright jewel Martha's to Mary's disposition ; so of grace nid in bei, which before that all who visited her, were conand in her last affliction did so nobly strained to admire her discourse on shine, to the satisfaction of inauy - the love of God, and what his grace wbo visited her. It was no small had wrought for her. In one of conflici, from the prejudices of edu. my visits, she said to me, I have cation, and the aversion of many to peace with God, pardon, through the doctrines of grace, that Mrs. B. blood, and righteousness divine to becaine a hearer and a member of appear in Heaven. 0! I would not the church under the change of have my sinful body to go with me W S a To use her own to glory! -- and I will not stand in words, or nearly so, her first hear. my own righteousacss belore my ing was alt, nded with such strong Judge! No, no:
-, emotions, that they moved her wbole frame, sbook her pride, and brought
Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
"My beauties are, my glorious her down to be saved in God's own
dress !' &c. way; yet, at seasons, sbe resolved to held out, and becan to spurn at But I have to go through the waters the sovereigaiy of grace, and wan
na of death! I am ready to fear I dered from place to place seeking
shall not be able to praise my Lord rest, but finding nothing to fill the
in death; he knows I desire to do void. At length she determined on it, and I hope he will strenglben taking a seat in the chapel, saying,
me! Come, I will repeat in ý text • Here will I worship till I die.
for iny funeral, and give you my In a constant attendance on the hymns also to sing ; but be sure you word, the Lord was pleased to mani. say nothing of me; give all the fest himself to her soul. Increasing
glory to my Lord: he loved, called, in divine koowledge and experi
and brought me to himsolf, and he ence, she found enlargedness of mind
will not let me go, or this wicked and brighter views of the truth.
heart would turn aside atler all! Jer. xxxi. 3, 18-20, became the
but mark my text, Isa. Xxxviii. 17, language of her soul. With a firm
* Thou hast, in love to my siul, and zealous attachment io the liouse
delivered it from the pit of corrupof God, and an unshaken confidence
tion; thou hast Casi all my silis in the word, she honourably en
behind thy back ;' -- therefore, sing dured sicadfasi in the faith. The my bjmo, enemy of spuls was not waniing in Afflictions do not come alone his attacks; and her anxious mind • A voice attends the rod; and warmth of tcmper afforded him . “By both he to his saints is kgown, opportunities greatly to distress her,
"A Father and a God!' &c. which kept her from offering herself She called her husband and child. to the church for some time, and ren to her bed-side, aod siid, • My wben she was accepted as a member, dears, I must leave you: I shall and in celebrating the Lord's Supper, die: new I am going indeed! · 0! the adversary was ready to resist how anxious I have been to live
with you a little longer, --- to attend numerous and affected congregayou all to the chapel; but we must tion, on April 16.
W. s. pari! It is hard work to give you - Great Grimsby. up; but the Lord has supported
. 'JOHN HASKINS. I am going to Jesus : we shall meet
JOHN HASkins, a day-labourer, again. O, my dear, bring these
died January 30, 1809, aged 79, at children up for God ; --- go with
Stoneburrow, in the parish of St. them to my pew; remember what
Gabriel, Dorselshire. He was callthe Lord has done for my soul!
ed by grace in the early part of Children, I give you up unto a good
life, delighted much in the exercise God, who is faithful, and who caa
of prayer, particularly social prayer; be a Father unto you! Go to the
and he never appeared so much chapel, mind what you hear, and
pleased as when speaking on divine love the house of God ;--and that
thiuys. ' For a considerable timo dear babe I leave with a good s sier
previous to his death, he was preuatil the Lord take her: it will not
vented, through the infirmities of be log!:--And so indeed it proved;
age, from filling his place in the for the child died on the 8th or en
house of Gol, which was to him a day after. She was exceedingly
severeirial; bui, in order, in soine steady and collected, thanking ail
measure,to make up that deficiency, friends, particularly Mr. and Mis.
a meeting for prayer and exhors K ---, of whom she spake to all.
tation was held at his house once a la ihe morning of her departure
week, or fortuirni; which was conshe said to me, I knew that the
linued till near the lime of his death. Lord would spare me to see you
During the whole of this painful again before I die, for I have some
dispersillion of Providence, he would thing to say. . Come nearer: Thave
at intervals be speaking on his fahad a sharp conflict with Salan;
vourite topic Relixion, in as rational he knows my weakni ss, and he wiarpifieth himself against me. O! pray
and pertinent a manner as ever, and
som time's pray with much spiritthat the Lord would not leave me
wality with thise of his most intiin his hany's!' After prayer, she
mate friends. He was one of the exclaimed, I conquer ! - iny Jesus
deacons of the ludependent Church is near! -- it wil sova be over!
at Charinoath, near the place of his my adversary is fled !--am going
abode; which situation he filled for to Jesus! - I shall be with him!
more than 50 ycars. He was in. O, my dear frienil, I thank you for
terred, by his particular request, all your labours for ine! You have
in the insetinn yard, having himself beei a frithful soul to w:! I.cas
fixed on the exact spot where to not reward you, - God wili! I
lie, and also the subject he wished shall soon be in glory!
to nave improved on the occasior, "O! what hath Jesus brought for me which was accordingly coinplied Before my ravich'd eyes?
with; and the s rmon preached the « Rivers of life divine I see,
following Sabbath, by the Rev. J. And trees of Paradise !
Crook, ferm St. John xii. 26, If Recovering a liltle, she addressed
un any man surve ne, let him follow
RECENT DEATHS. arms, she cried out,
Cepl. 29. Suddenly, the Rev. B. • Uilclap my wings,
· S. Lloyd, pastor of the newly-form"And soar aways
ed curci ai Lss.ess Heath, near • And in'ngle with the blaze of day! Woulwich: - when she closed her eyes, and Oct. 17. The Rev. Mr. Rawlings. breathed no more iu ths world. pastor of the Baptist Chui en at Her funeral was allended by a Trowbridge. XVII.
REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS.
A Sermon, preached at Scarborough, sentiments upon. O
sentiments upon Calvin, which he at the Primary Visitation of the has repeatedly disavowed. Most Rev. Edreard Lord Arch- If, however, in Mr. W.'s judg. bishop of York, July 28, 1809.
ment, there appeared just cause to By the Rev. Francis Wrangham,
animadvert on any of the peculiar M. A. F. R. S. of Trinity College,
sentimeats of Calvin, in which he Cambridge. 33. 6d.
might appear to have expressed him
self in language upwarranted by [Concluded from page 513.]
the sacred Scriptures, it certainly We have now gone through the became Mr. W. to perform such a quotations of Mr. W. We have duty with decency and respect, if taken an impartial view of the Insti- not with tenderness. Take the chatutes of Calvin, so far as his theo. racter of Calvin, on the whole, as a logical sentinents are concerned ; Scholar; a Theologian, an exalted we say an impartial view, and the Christian, and a disinterested and result is, we are fully convinced laborous Reformer, he had not that Calvinism is by Mr. W. most many superiors in any age or coun. grossly misrepresented. We chals try." The most distinguished ornalenge Mr. W. lo produce any fair ments of the English church always quotations from the writings of that spake of him in the higbest terms of Reformer, which affirm That God friendship and respect. Cranmer was the Author of man's deprava. wrote to him for his advice; tion ;- that God converted the Hooper 'so esteemed him, that, from whole of his posterity into a mass his prison he wrote to him, and adof corruption ;-that the blessings dressed him as a most excellent man; of redemption are limited in their and Hooker, in his Ecclesiastical Po. éxbibition to a small number; lity, liberally acknowledges that Cal. or that, in their final enjoyment, a vin was the wigest man that ever the few only will partake of them; - French Church enjoyed. The Dithat the salvation of the Elect is vines of Elizabeth and of the First secured in such a manner as to be James, always speak of him as the altainable without, a holy life, or learned, the wise, the judicious, the that the condemnatioa of the re. pious Calvin. Perhaps, there is probale is not, in every case, the scarcely a parallel instance upon re.. consequence of their wilful sin, cord, of any single individual being we ask, where does Calvin say that so uncquivocally venerated for the the one, however they may act in union of wisdom and piety, both in this life, shall be saved ? or the England and by a large body of the other, in spite of their exertions, foreign churches, as John Calvin. are incapable of attaining it? We We say, therefore, it became Mr. know that Calvia accuses his ad. W. in treating any supposed mis. versary of calumniating his doc. takes of Calvin, to do it with detrine, by expressions remarkably sio cency. There was a time when Mr. milar to those which Mr. W. has Wi's Alma Mater would have chasemployed, and resolutely disavows tised such indecorum in the most these inferences and statements as promising of her sons; but the times misrepresentations of his systein, are changed! It would doubtless co nied by mali: oity to serve à bàse be inferred by the unlearned part purpose. Our limiis forbid our en- uf his audience, and, perbaps, by largerbent. We refer the learned some of his clerical brethren, that reader to ine lactatus itself * ; be Mr. W. had read Calvin's writings will find much information from the for himself, especially as he pledged perasal of the whole, and it'l proof himself to iegard Calvin's system as is to be injus::C: of charging the laid down in bis oiya writings ; but,
we have some reason to suspect latter of whom, in his zeal to prova this; for he ackyowledges that he his point, even mistook express pasis indebted to Dr. Kipling for ex. sages of Scripture for some of Cal. tracts from Calvin's 'writings. It vin's sentiments. In this contro. excites our astonishment, however, versy Mr. W. has thought fit to yo. that Mr. W. could content himself lunteer bis services; but he is pecu- . with such second-hand and partial liarly unfortunate in ranking himevidence! Why did Mr. W. carry sell on the Anti-Calvinistic side, to (on such an occasion too before a have chosen Dr. Kipling for his Protestant Archbishop and his c!er. leader, and to have followed him in gy) such a kind of warfare, with those very quotations and applicadislocated .passages and garbled ex- tions of Calvin, in which he had tracts, when, to a scholar like him- been fully convicted of 'having, self, the original in its integrity and though without intention, impugned continuity was of the easiest access! the sacred Scriptures themselves. It but, it is the fashion to review is also well known to those who are authors without reading them; and acquainted with that controversy, bow, venerable soever that author that the very method which Dr. Kipmay be, the fashion must be fol- Jing had adopted, to prove the Antilowed! -- but it is the climax of Calvinism of the Church of England, inconsistency to offer a charge would prove that Calvin himself was against Calvinism, which even the no Calvinist.
as they are, will not support: - yet rator in this controversy, to soften this will appear to be the fact! the asperity of party, to shew that
It has not escaped the recollection pious men, on both sides, were of our readers, that a controversy agreed in the great essentials of arose, some years since, respecting evangelical truth, he might have the true meaning of the Articles done greater justice to his text, and and Homilies of the Church of far more honour to himself; he might Englaod. The evangelical clergy, also have adininistered an useful as they are distinguished, were called lesson to his clerical associales on the to defend themselves ; and they did solemn occasion, instead of exasso, by adducing evidence that Their perating the spirit of party, and in preaching accorded with the senti. calumnialing the venerable Calvin. ments of the reformers of their We are told in the Notes, with a * church. On the other hand, it was kind of triumphant air, that Geneva: alleged, by their opponents, that has now ceased to be the principal these evangelical clergy were a sect mart of this sombre doctrine.' within the walls of the Establish- Calvinism is departed ! And what ment: that the Articles, &c. so far remains ? It is said ? Infidelity from favouring their sentiments, prevails, and is accompanied with a were certainly construcied for the general corruption of manners *.' It express purpose of excluding every is certain also, that Voltaire boasted thiog of a Calvinistic nature. Of that he could not find a Calvinist in this controversy, though we were Geneva. It will be worth a religionot interested parties, yet we were philosopbical-investigation to trace by co means'uninterested spectators. the connection between these twe It gave us pleasure to see the good facts in more places than Geneva, old religion, as Bishop Hall calls it, and, if it be found that certain illustrated and defended by solid effects result from certain causes, a, theological learning, by becoming moral tendency will be pretty temper, and, in most instances, by strongly established. . irrefragable arguments ; — whilst, A little after, we are told that on the other, we found only dogma- Modern Calvinists are pious and tism, petulance, and indecent in- exemplary, and, in proportion to vective. We refer especially to Mr. their abstinence from the grand pe.. Daubenny and to Dr. Kipling; the culiarities of their creed, useful
" See Adams's View of Religion.