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Brought over · 145 8 9 Dundee, Rer. Hr. Russell's Chapel £ 22° 0

Mr. Black's ditto 13 7 1 35 8 Tealing

10 0 Arbroath

6 0 0 Montrose

13 3 0 Brechin

3 10 6 Aberdeen, Rev. Mr. Phillips £ 51 0 0

Missionary Society there 60 0 0

Praying Society near there 3 0 0 114 0 0 Montly

8 16 Banff

6 86 Elgin

6 11 Porres

4 8 2 Nairn

4 0 0 Inverness

22 126 Coldingham

8 1-0 Douation by a Lady

100 0 0 Pitto by a Lady

5 0 0 Ditto by a Lady in Edinburgh

1 . Friend at Nairn

100 Donations from sundry Friends

20 10 0

40

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Total of Receipts in Scotland 513 13 11 Berwick, Rev. Mr. Thomson's

£ 17

0.0 Mr. Blackwall's

27 26 44 26 Donations at York

3 3 0 Total, Collections, &c. by Rev. Mr. Rogue

500 19 i Collections in Scotland, &c. by the Rev. Dr. Colyer. Glasgow, Rev. Mr. Wardlaw

5 Mir. Ewing

100

6 Paisley, Rev. Mr. Smart

3 Falkirk, Rev. Jir. Belfrage Stirling, Rev. Mr. Smart

40 0 8 Greenock, kev. Ar. Wilson

45 Largs, Rev. Mr. Leech

3 Irvine, Rev. Mr. Campbell

13 1 Kilmarnock, Rev. Mr: Jeffreys

22 13 10 Dumfries, Rev. Mr. Dunlop

101
Ditto, Missionary Society there 12 0 0 22 1'1
Whitburn, Contributions of a few friends there, by
Rev. Mr. Browne

3 0 0 Legacy by late Mr. Gillespie, Farmer, near Down,

Periltshire, by Mess. Giltillan, Smart, and Fletcher 17 3 11 Carlisle, Rev. Mr. Henderson, including a Subscrip

tion from a Lady at Dumfries £ 6 6 8 Kendal Methodist Chapel 6 16 0

Independent ditto 15 13 0 Donations

1 6 6

23 15 6 30 22 Total Collections, &c. by Rev. Dr. Collyer

413 7 ? Northern Missionary society, by the Rev. Mr. Angus M·Intosh 100 Rev. Charles Hyatt and Congregation, London A Friend, by Mrs. Will Addition to Collection made at the Rev. Mr. Winton's, Chard A Friend, by the Rev. Mr. Fletcher, Blackburn Friends at North Shields, by Mr. Miller An Ultoxeter Friend Collected at Union Chapel

, Islington, Mr. Letis and Dr. Collyer 91 ; *** The names of Individual Donors and Subscribers are printed in the 40823! Accounts of the Society; but not in this Magazine. – The Collectious during Second Tor of Mr. Townsend, and the Contributinne fran Cad. &c.

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EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE.

OCTOBER, 1811.

MEMOIR

OF
THE LATE REV. EBENEZER WHITE,

OF CHESTER.

[Concluded from our last.] We have already adverted to a feature in the character of Mr.White, which gave at times a mournful complexion to all his feelings, and naturally tended to form many of those peculiarities which directly, or indirectly, undermined the peace of his inind. It cannot be said that Melancholy marked som as her own,' because this would have been obviously incompatible with the discharge of the principal duties of his station'; but to a melancholy view of things affecting himself in any way whatever, he was invariably prone. He had the unhappy faculty of too often creating around him an atmosphere of clouds and darkness. "In this tabernacle he groaned, being burthened: but though feelings so tremendously agonizing were by no means habitual, yet their excitement af any period, was too evident an indication of rhe gloomy propensity of his mind. It is a part of the mystery of Providence, which eternity alone can explain, that some of the most devoted and eminent saints should have been permitted to undergo the most tormenting apprehensions of their character and destination. There were several striking points of resemblance be. tween Mr. White and Cowper, — "The once mournful, but now glorified bard.' Alike in their religious principles, their nervous habits, their intense filial affection, and the gloomy impression of their views, they both found their greatest alleviation in the gospel of Christ; and soothed the sorrows they felt by the tranquillizing exercises of Poetical Composition * Reli

* No comparison as to Poetical Talent is intended by this allusion. Quis post Jovem ? Amongst the papers of Mr. White there has been found a great variety of Miscellaneous Compositions, in Prose and Verse. Many of the Poctical Articles discover a taste highly refined, and consecrated to the best of purposez; and occasional effusions of genius, far above that mediocrity of talent which obtrudes on the world so much vapid Prose in the shape of Rhyme. The modesty of Mr. White would not permit him to publish any of his Poetical Compositions, though the circle of his friends was often gratified by perusing them. It is intended to make a Selection of the best picces for publication, with a prefixed Memoir of bis Life, Extracts from his Correspondence, and some valuable Theological Articles, found ainohg his manuscripts. - The volume is expeeted to appear in the course of the present year.

gion was not the cause of their dejection; from constitutional tempera nent they were prone to indulge it, and it became, in some measure, necessarily modified by the influence of their principies; but its existence was in spite of them, and not iheir natural consequence. Gloomy as they were, they would have been much more so, but for the cheering consolations which, at intervals truly lucid, animated and sustained their minds.

These remarks will enable us to understand some passages which we shall now select from his correspondence, and which will serve to develope the peculiarities of his character in a more interesting manner than any expanded account of them. They will discover the piety, humility, and resignation of his heart, ainidst all the sorrows he endured. In a letter to his father he says, Give me a commodious study, and a few necessaries, and I can prosecute the high business of my station with pleasure and profit. God is pleased to continue to me the faculties of reflection and meditation, and I am enabled to deliver his word in public to the edification and comfort of his people. These things make a great demand on my gratitude; and while I relish the truths I ulter, and behold their renovating effects on others, with these I hope I shall be contented. May I ever keep the end of my calling in view, and at length receive the reward of a faithful servant! In another of a later date, to his mother, he thus writes: 'If I had any thing new or interesting I should be happy, and eager to make it known. The ordinary goodness of God, indeed, is enough to astonish every heart that knows itself; and it is lamentable that the mercies of God should be unobserved, mertly because they flow in such constant succession! I am aware that the scal.nl I now enjoy may possibly be only the commencement of a new series of disasters. If so, I hope I should, in pa tience possess my soul,' and commit my way to the Lord; but nothing in niy nature generates such a hope ; feeble, siaful, and constitutionally melancholy, without refreshmeots from the Fountain vi Mercy I should sink under a despondency, to which many vigorous minds have fallen a prey.--in a subsequent letter he says, “ The best news I have to com. municate is, that the Lord strikes me off every creature-dependence, and obliges me to live upon himself. You know that in some respects I have been sore broken in the place of dragons. Indeed, every place has been to me, more or less, a place of triai. Tibmk that now I have more insight into the design of the eneral and particular dealings of wod with me than ever.

I curiamy see that the creature is not to be ing heiven, - that God is aiming lo bring me down at his feet. He makes me learn that I have nowing wherein tv glory. May every lessou siok deep, and make me trusy wise to salvation! You are not to interpret this as if any thing unpleasant

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