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apply or send to any shop whatso- thorn, of Derby, from Ps. cxxxii. ever for goods, provisions, or any 19-17. A young inan of piety and other article, on Sunday, nor suffer moderate pulpit-ialents might, with their servants, or any of their re- the addition of a school, find this spective fainilies so to do ; and they an eligible situation, i do recommend to the inhabitants At Mold, in North Wales, a comgenerally to conform to this Reso).

modious place of worship, purchased lütion. = Resolved, That this Meet

i and filled up by the liberality of ing do recommend to the several Mr. Jon. Catherall, at the expence trades people of this town and neigh:

and neign of upwards of 2001. was opened on bourhood to keep' their shops close the 27th of Dece

the 27th of December last, whert shut during the whole day of every the following ministers officiated Sunday (excepting where it may be

(the service being both in Welch unavoidably necessary for light; and English): - Messrs. White, of and, in that case, to reinove all ap

1 ap Chester; Brown and Lewis, of Wrexpearance of exposing goods for sale

ham; Jones, of Liverpool; Powell, from the windows), and not to sell

of Denbigh ; and Mr. Roberts, any thing, except in cases of abso

student at the academy, Wrexham. fute necessity, nor to permit the carriers to deliver goods at their re.

Wednesday, Feb. i, Mr.W. Clayspective houses during the day.

ton was ordaineil over the church Resolved, That it be recommended of Christ, at Saffron Walden, Essex to all persons who employ workmen,

Mr. G. Clayton began the servica labourers, and others, weekly, to with prayer, &c. ; the introduccory pay all such their wages in sufficient discourse was delivered by Mr. Cartune to preclude the necessity of ver; the ordination.prayer was oftheir purchasing provisions or other fered by Mr.Burder; the charge was necessaries on a suuday.-Resolved, addressed by Mr. W. Ci's father : . That these Resolutions be signed,

and the general prayer preferred by and copies thereof be printed, tóc

his eldest brother; to the church ether with extracts from the seve- and congregation, a sermon was ral acts of parliament, relalive to preached by Mr. Harris; and the the Due Observance of the Lord's service was concluded by Mr. DewDay, and circulated throuvhout this birst. A discourse was preached in town and neighbourhood. - Resolverl, That the Thanks of this the desire of the church, the princiMeeting be given to the Mayor.

pal parts of the service are to be published,

The next Half-yearly Meeting of Provincial Intelligence.

the Independent. Ministers of Dorset

will be held at Bridport, on Wed. The Meeting opened Jan. 3, as

Desday, April 19. Morning preacher, mentioned in our last, was at East Mr. Keynes, of Blandford: “The Ham, Essex.

General Judgment. The evening. Oct. 17. A small place was open- sermon will have reference to the ed at Milton, near Haniey, Staffird. deaths of Mr. Mac Gibbon and Mr. shire. This village, which has no Bartlett, Ministers and Members of episcopal chapel, has heen supplied the Association, which have oc.. for some tiine past by persons from curred since the last Meeting. EvenMr. Moseley's congregation at Han- iny preacher, Mr. Banister, of Ware. ley. Mr. Ferney, of Brewood, preach- ham ; and in case of failure, Mr. ed from Ps. xxvi. 8; and Mr. Gaw- Wheaton, 'of Lyme. MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.

L. S. d. A Trifle from some Serious Servants

- 1 2 0 Legacy of Mr. Sam. Dodk:1), late ui Bassing boirn, Cambridgeshire. I


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Ditto of Mrs. Christiana Danbuz, late of Falmouth
A Prayer-Meeting Society at South Molton ,

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The Design of Afflictions.


" Jesus, the Woman's promis'd Seed, · How often in this world of wo'e

Must finally prevail; Fierce storms arise and tempests blow! Nor can the serpent's wiles succeed Full oft are all our plans derang’d;

Nor can Alessiah fail! Our brightest prospects soon are

Tho' when he trod this lower ground, chang'd!

The foe attack'd his heel;
Our hopes and fears alternate rise.

His head receiv'd a sorer wound,
Qar joys must søvn give place to sighs!
When we rejoice, we tremble too!

And long that wound shall feel. With anxious thoughts our comforts Thy cross, O Christ, was Satan's bane, view.

Thy weakness crush'd his pow'r ; Why are we thus expos'd to fear Then all the hopes of Hell were slain From ills that seem approaching near? In that decisive hour! Sure, some design pervades the plan "'Tis unish'a,' with his latest breath, By which Jehovah governs man!

The dying Victor cry'd; Yes; when we read the sacred page, That cry amaz'd the realms of death: What bright designs our minds engage! ." 'Tis finish'd' Hell reply'd ! Worthy of God, and full of grace.-

: Fall’n Our proît and Jehovah's praise !

is thy throne, o Prince of From creatures, thus our ,miuds are


Abortive all thy plan: wean'd, From tottering props on which we The God of everlasting might leau'd ;

Hath ransom'd dying man! of this vain world, alas ! too fond, His captive, Death cannot detain, And oft forgetting all beyond! !

He rises ! - he ascends! Made humble thus, and taught to prize in life and glory shall he reigo ; The rest remaining 'bove the skies,

With him shall reign bis friends! Where neither storms nor tempests All pow'r those pierced hands receive. blow,

What can they pot effect ? But endless joys from Jesus fow!

What shall they not most freely give Westminster.

To all the race elect! .
for foscosos

Nothing for him can be too hard,
TO A BEE. ,'

Nothing for them too good ;

He is their Shield and great Reward, Pretty little flutt'ring thing,

Who bought then with his blood ! Ever busy on the wing;

..) ..ony J Froin ev'ry herb and ev'ry flow'r,

QN EXODUS III. 2, 3. Gathering hopey cv'ry hour! ..

TAE burging bush which Moses saw, Blushing roses, fragrain thyme,

Might justly his attention draw; And the blossom of the lime,

Could ever sight like this be seen ? Serve, with thousand dainties more,

The tire so bright! The bush so green ! To increase thy winter's store ! Ever shonning noise and riot,

'Twas no great wonder there to see Ever seeking peace and quiet !

Fire kinuled near so mean a tree; Pretty little liuttering bee,

But who could possibly presume, Let me learn, froni viewing thee, The flame would not the bush consume ? To improve my passing life,

He toro'd aside to see the causes Shumuing conies', hating strile; The reason soon discover'd was : And to pass iny tleeting days

God, in the bush, the tire restrain'd: To my great Creator's praise ! God, in the fire, the bush sustain'd. Ever bowing to his laws,

So 'midst the sense of wrath divine Ever busy in his cause,

Due to upnumber'd sins of mine)
Seeking to perform his will,

And wrath of men and rage of Hell,
Wishing to do so manill!
Pre'ty little flutt'ring bee,

I live, if Christ within ine dwell!
I would just resemble thee;

His presence keeps the bush alive, Like 10 thee in ev'ry thing,

And in he fire can make ii thrive ; Save thy sharp envexom'd sting! Nor need the church or saint despair,

S. Y. Long as they tind innanuel tliere !

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APRIL, 1809.



MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT HAMMERSMITH. [Extracted from the Funeral-Sermon delivered by the Rev. Robert Winter.]

MR. HUMPHRYES was blessed with a religious as well as a Jiberal education; and while at school at Brompton, evinced the dawn of that humble piety which, in mature life, shone with so much splendor. Indeed, it was when he was only nine years old that he began to seek after Goi; having, at that very early period, received some impressive views of the vast importance of serious religion, which he never habitually lost. The sense which he entertained of eternal concerns, awakened in his breast a desire to be useful to his fellow-creatures, and led him in early life to think of the ministry as his future employment. By his friends, he was designed for the Established Church; but he became, on full conviction, a decided, though a liberal Dissenter, from the perusal of the Rev. Mr. Palmer's Protestant Dissenter's Cate. chism. Hence he was induced to enter as a student at the academy at Homerton, in 1778; which was then under the able direction of Drs. Conder, Gibbons, and Fisher.

As a student, he was diligent, laborious, and constantly, though gradually, increasing in knowledge ; and he never leserted the pursuit on account of the difficulties of the path, and the discouragements whichi, in common with all who are en. gaged in it, he not unfrequently met.

As a friend, he was most affectionate, encouraging, pruder and faithful. His judgment was sound, his affections warm, b.. counsel wise and disinterested, and his unaffected delicacy of sei: timent almost peculiar to himself, though exceedingly instrue" tive to those with whom he familiarly conversed.

What he was, at that time, in the higher character of a Chris, tian, I want language to express. The far of God was not only the real, but the visible and prominent principle by which is was governed. The fervour of youthful piety is often very great,

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