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and manners evidently felt that they
ing profitably in instructing our boys.
Nov. 23d. 1825. High Wycomb Branch: Thomas Marriott, Esq., in the Chair. . Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. M-Nicoli and oi other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Williams, (of the Church of (
Rev. Joseph Entwisle, Jun. ; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Hopwood, Walsh, Parker, Hussey, and Messrs. Foreman, Sowter, Holehouse, and others. Collection, £17.
Preachers, the Rey.
Lessey, and Mr. William Dawson; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs.
Haro, dcliffe, Crabtree; and Messrs. J. Campion, and R. Frank. Collections, £76.2s. 6d.
Feb. 13th. Penzance Branch : Joseph Carne, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs, M*Nic, trand T. Martin other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. B. Slater, Hawtrey, Foxall, Aikenhead, Burgess, &c. Collections, £42. Feb. 15th. Huyle copper-House Branch; the Rev. John Hawtrey, in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. John Hawtrey. Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. M'Nicoll, Slater, Martin, Mason, Sherwell, Evans, &c. Collections, £17. - Feb. 15. West Bromwich Branch : the Rev. Joseph Entwisle in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Newton, close, and Morgan; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Sutcliffe, Prosser, Heaton, and Lord. Collections, £39. Feb. 16th. Helstone Branch : Colonel Sandys in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Slater and Aikenhead; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Hawtrey, M'Nicoll, Martin, Evans, Sherwell, &c. Collections, £17. Its. Feb. 17th. Folmouth Branch : Joseph Carne, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Slater, Hawtrey, M-Nicoll, and Martin; other speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Muscott, Barchell, &c. Collections, £52.5s. o, oth. Tour, both. D. Dundas, Esq., in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Martin, Slater, and Hawtrey; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Mosicoli, Weville, Clarke, (Independent,) Moxe, (Independent,) and Orchard. Colleutions, £33. Feb. 21st. St.Austrll Branch: D. Dundas, Esq., in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. John Hawtrey; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. M'Nicoll, Slater, T. Martin, Orchard; and Messrs. Reinall, and R. Martin. Collections, £28. Feb. 22d. Bodmin Branch : the Rev. Francis Truscott in the Chair. Preacher, the Rev. avid M'Nicoll; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Slater, Hawtrey, Martin, Millward, Lawry, rankland, &c. Collections, £14. 12s. March 2d. Middleham Branch : the Rev. John Storry in the Chair. Preachers, the Rev. Messrs. Newton, Storry, and Hannah; other Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. Aslin, Casson, &c. Collections, £40. 1s. ; being £33. 5s. 6d. more than the last year.
Departure of MissionArties.
J on the 25th of February, Mr. and Mrs. Orton sailed by the Caledonia, Captain Hodnett, for anatoa.
The amount of Contributions received by the General Treasurers of the Wesleyan-Methodist *. Soviety, since the 15th of last inonth, is, £436. 12s. 10d. Among these are the fol. wing items:
#!. s. d.
Late Mrs. Paramore, Donation by Miis, Forumor. food stock, in
will of God, that he might recover; but he was always perfectly resigned to God's will. He never laboured under any tormenting fear of death; but, when informed that he would not continue long, he received the message with the greatest cheerfulness and composure. On Wednesday, June 1st, he was happily delivered from some temptations o: which he had been assailed ; and was in a holy rapture of joy, praising God in language of the most exulting kind. He exclaimed, “O how I love the Lord | Bless the Lord, O my soul 1" On the day following he was also in an ecstasy of joy, shouting, “Glory, glory be to God!” He waved his handkerchief round his head, exclaiming, “ Victory : victory !” And continued incessantly speaking in this holy frame of mind for three hours, to the astonishment of all who heard him. In this blessed state he continued through the whole day. His ... being made known, many neighbours and friends came to see him during his affliction; to whom he gave faithful and suitable warmings, admonitions, and exhortations. Sinmers he affectionately urged to turn from their sins, and begin to pray in earnest for salvation. Professors of religion he entreated to be more constant and importunate in prayer. He very tenderly, but earnestly, requested his father to keep his family in peace and harmony; and to secure the salvation of his soul. And to this duty he pressed all his sisters and brothers individually. He desired that all the members of his Class might come to see him; on whom he particularly urged the duties of watchfulness, prayer, and purity of heart and life. At one time he said, “O how I delight in prayer. I used to be weary if I continued long in the exercise; but now I am never weary, 1 could pray always.” Sometimes he expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ, but was never impatient. A murmuring word never escaped his lips, in all his sufferings. Two or three hours before his death I called to see him. He said to me, “O what sufferings are these ? But O what support I feel ! I cannot tell you : I cannot utter it.” In this state of suffering and weakness, joybeamed in his countenance, and ecstasy sparkled in his eyes. In the last hour of his life he began to sing, “My God, - fall my iows łoś. y Joys, The glory of my brightest days, Aud comfort of my nights.”
He then added, “Glory, glory, glory be to God! Come, Lord Jesus! Glory,
glory be to God! Come, Lord Jesus, and come quickly.” These were his last words. Duriug the last fortnight of his life, he said enough to fill a volume to the same effect. Richard HEAPE.
Feb.6th, 1826.-At Dartmouth, James Luscombe, in the fortieth year of his age. He was a member of the Methodist Society, sixteen years, was much respected in the circle of his acquaintance, and by his Christian friends greatly heloved. He was a man of sound religious experience, and always expressed a good hope beyond the grave. When taken ill, he said, “This is unto death :” He therefore set his house in order. He died in peace, after an illness of twelve days, and has left a widow and three children to lament their loss. S. H.
Feb. 21st.—At Dalton, in the Ripon Circuit, Mrs. Mary Robinson. She had been a steady and uniform member of the Methodist Society for upwards of thirty years, and a widow about fourteen. She was very punctual in her attendance on the means of grace. The Preachers have had a very comfortable home at her house, and that of her husband and parents, for many years. Her end was peace. I was with her about an hour before she died; she was quite sensible, and expressed strong considence in the mercy of God, through our Lord Jesus Chris and the full assurance of hope. Upon o that her consolations might abound as her afflictious abounded, she foolingly answered, “They do ; the Lord supports me.” ..T.
Feb. 22d.-At Landlake, South Petherwin, in the Launceston Circuit, Mr. William Mason, aged eighty years; thirty-nine of which he was a member of the Methodist Society. During the greater part of this time he enjoyed a consciousness of redemption through the blood of the Lamb. His character was unimpeached, and gave evidence that his heart was right with God. On the “Rock. of Ages” he built his hope, and it more than sustained him. His end was peace. J. S.
March 7th.-At †: in the eighty-first year of his age; James Heyworth; a man of a meek and quiet spirit e had very humble thoughts of to, was a great lover of the Methodist doctriue and discipline, and after being, an upright member of the Society for near fifty years, he fell asleep in Jesus. W. H.
March 8th–At Tooclawse, in the Keighley Circuit, Mr. Samuel Catlow, about his eightythird year. This excellent man was nephew to one of our old Preachers of the same name, who travelled in Ireland, and various parts of England, and who ended his course in peace, at Keighley. He had also a brother, who was a member of our Society, and died some time ago; a man of exemplary piety, and a useful Class-Leader and Local Preacher. Of our and much respected friend it may be said, that for rearly threescore years he walked humbly with God; having for upwards of half a cen scarcely ever lost a sense of his acceptance wi God. For a considerable number of years before his decease he was the subject of many painful afflictions; and for more than eight years he was seldom in bed, but generally slept in a chair: yet he never murmured. Of this venerable man it may also be said, that his life was peaceful, his conduct unblameable, and his death happy. J. H.
March 9th-At Stella, near Gateshead, Mr. John Emerson, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He had been a pious and useful ClassLeader, and fifty-two years a member of the Methodist Society. He lived to God, and was unblameable in his outward conduct. During
e left hur o'clock. But be "which b
his last affliction, which continued about three rested another day. On the Tuesday be apmonths, he suffered almost constant, and oftenpeared to be refreshed, and said he would prosevere pain, ander which he was resigned to ceed in the evening ; accordingly we took our the will of God, and retained an unshaken con places, intending to go part of the way to Cafidence in Him to the last moment of his life. lais ; but on arriving at Montreuil, he said he
T. I. would go on to Calais, where we arrived yester
day, about four o'clock in the afternoon. I took March 9th.-At Weston-Favell, near North
him to the nearest Hotel, -Quillian Hotel, Rue ampton, Mr. Thomas Ireson, aged 31. He was
Neuve. Two men carried him in a chair. a man of fervent piety, and a zenlous, faithful,
lle drank some coffee, when I andressed him, and useful Local Preacher. His health bud
and he lay down and fell asleep, alter requestbeen in a declining state for about nine months ;
ing me to arrange every thing for crossing the during which time be enjoyed almost uninter
Channel in the morning. I then sought Caprupted tranquillity of mind, and & constant
tain King, of the King's Packet Boat, made the sense of his acceptance with God. His end
necessary arrangements, and on my return found was peculiarly glorious and triumphant. W.T.
Mr. Martin still asleep. After some tiine he March 14th.--At Burslem, Mr. Elijah Sant,
a woke, when I proposed that we should unite in tbe thirty-third year of his age He was con
in prayer, to which he readily acceded, and verted to God about ise yers ago ; and from
joined very heartily in the petitions which were that period to his death adorned his profession
presented to the Lord of heaven and <arth. by a holy life. While he enjoyed health, (and
About eleven o'clock I lay down on a bed, even when in a very weak state of body,) it was
which had been placed at the foot of his, that I
might watch him through the night. I had not his constant practice to visit the sick, and such as were in distress; though, frequently, such
lain long before I heard him cough in a manner visits were attended with danger to himself. He
different from that to which he had been accus. lived as though he were conscious that his pil.
tomed. I immediately went to his bed-side, grimage would shortly terminate. His last af.
and sounil that he breathed with difficulty, and fliction was peculiarly severe; but while he
was greatly altered. I proposed to seek some underwent extreme bodily suffering, his conso
medical man; but he replied, with great feeblelations greatly abounded. Revolving in his
ness, yet with the calmness of a Cbristian, He mind, a little before his death, that he was about
can dimino gocd; I will not see him ; I will to leave an affectionate wife, and three beloved
not take any thing from him. Of what advan. children, for a moment he seemed to cling to
tage can be be to a man that is dying of a conlife: but while a friend was praying, he was
sumption ?' I then procured some tea, of completely freed ; and being filled with holy
which he drank several times; his cough in a triumph, he cried out, “ Now every tie is
great measure left him, and his head began to broken, and I am now ready to go to Jesus.”
perspire. About four o'clock he struggled, and Turning to his weeping mother, he exclaimed,
I thought bis hour was come ; but be recovered “O mother! if you did but feel what I now
himself and asked for some bread ; of which he experience; but it would overpower you,"
ate a small slice, and drank some more tea. alluding to his own rapturous feelings, and the
He then requested me to sit down, as he thought enfeebled frame of his beloved parent. From
that he should be able to sleep. I did so ; and he this time his confidence was greatly strength
dozed, occasionally speaking about God. About ened, and his mind kept in perfect peace." In
a quarter past five he asked for some more tea. I his last struggle, be appeared to be bulleted by
gave him a little. He sat up, and drank it, lay the enemy; but, on crying to God, he was
down again, and in a little while breathed his heard ; and so powerful was the influence he
last without a struggle or a groan. No one of felt, that be sprung up in bed, and for several
earth was present but myseli; but the angels minutes continued shouting, “ Glory," with a
were present to carry bis happy sprrit to Abra.
ham's bosom. It was a solemn night. In the strength apparently more than human. W. H.
course of the evening we conversed, as far as March 15th.-At Calais, in France, the Rev. he was able, on the consolations of divine William Martin, of the London East Circuit. truth. I referred to seeing the promised land, For several months his health had been in a de. and observed that, clining state, in coasequence of whieh he was advised by two eminent Physicians to spend the
* Not Jordan's, stream, nor death's cold tlood, winter in the south of France, in the hope that
Can fright us from the shore.' the softness of the climate might conduce to his "Ab,' said he, that is beautiful!' I spoke of recovery. The disease, however, became in the love of Jesus, and be replied, very discreasingly strong; and having given up all hope tinctly, I do love him.' He repeated the of the restoration of his health, he resolved to Psalmist's words, My heart and my flesh return to his native land, that he might, if such fnil; but God is the strength of my heart, were the good pleasure of God, die in the bosom &c. I heard him say, Bless the Lord: God of his family. He arrived at Calais on Tuesday, is good,' &c. His mind was occupied entirely March 14th, and intended to embark the next with the things of eternity, and now he is remorning for Dover, accompanied by his faithful T, accompanied by bis mithful joicing before the throne.”
W. 0. C. friend, the Rev. Walter (). Croggon, of Cha. His remains were interred in the burial renton ; but it pleased the Almighty, in the ground connected with the City-Road Chapel, mean while, to terminate bis sufferings by a London, on Saturday, March 25th, attended by peaceful and bappy deaib. Mrs. Martin was at the Preachers of the four London Circuits, and Dover, anxiously awaiting bis arrival. The by a large concourse of people, who testified by following is Mr. Croggon's account of the last their tears the deep regard which they felt for davs of this excellent servant of the Lord Jesus: this distinguished Minister of Christ, thus pre
- March 16th, 1826. Mr. Cook arrived at Paris maturely removed from his numerous family with Brother Martin last Thursday ; but in
and the church of God. sach a state of weakness as convinced all who saw him, that his end was near. On Saturday March 19th.--At Newport. Pagnell, Bucks, morning we left Paris, and arrived that day at the wife of the Rev. John Stevens, Wesleyan Grandrilliers, where we spent the Sabbath, Minister. She endured a very heary and se. but it was wih great difficulty that we reached vere affliction for seven months with great the place. We intended to proceed late on the patience, fortitude, and resignation to the will Sunday evening; but on putting bis foot on tbe of her heavenly Father. The last words she step of the coach, Mr. Martin said, I cannot uttered were, I shall be in keaven to night!) go:7 we therefore returned to the Ion, and and instantly breathed her last,
ON SEEING AN AURORA BOREALIS AT SEA.
THE CONDESCENSION OF CHRIST.
JOHN xiii. 2-17. Jesu, by highest heavens ador'd, Avd shall a worm refuse to stoop, · The church's glorious Head;
His fellow wornis disdain ? With bumble joy I call thee Lord, I give my vain distinctions up, And in thy footsteps tread.
Since God did wait on man.
I lay my greatness by;
The chief of sinners I.
and mitigate their pain;
Till with the Lord I reiga,
BY TIE REV. CHARLES WESLEY, A. M.
At evils which myself increase;
Indulge my passion's wild excess; 'Scape to the desert or the cell, Or sulleuly my plague to bide, And bid the evil world farewell ? The angry littleness of pride. Foolish, alas ! the hope, and vain, Suffice for this the season past,
While from myself I cannot flee: If I have given my passions vent; I bear about the wretched man; My censures on the guilty pass'd, The evil world remains in me;
As I alone were iuuocent;
And rais'd to something more than inan.