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occasioned. If the Son of God himself found the communication with God. A medium was therefore (up bitter, how could an angel have raised it to his required, and this the Son has furnished. He hath lips? Oh, no! he never could have drunk up the given himself to us in the encharist. He hath become dregs, and the sacrifice could not have been consum- the sublime way by which we are spiritually united mated. We could then have no other Redeemer than the with him in whom we live, move, and breathe. On Son of God. He alone was capable of reconciling God the one hand, he is united to the Father by his with man.
He was born of a virgin, a victim without spirituality, and on the other, to us by his huinanity. spot and blemish : he received life in a stable, in the He is, therefore, the required medium of approximaJowest of human conditions, because we had fallen tion between the guilty child and the forgiving Parent. through pride. Here commences the depth of the
(To be continued.) mystery : man feels an awful emotion, and the scene closez ! Christianity is not made up of those things which
SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHY. the sarcasms of intidelity would fain lead us to imagine.
NOAH. To the poor in spirit the gospel has been preached, and by the poor in spirit it has been heard.' It is the
Noah's Salvation Typicul. plainest book that exists: its doctrine has not its seat It is allowed by all that Noah was a typical character, in the head, but the heart: it teaches not the art of
In several respects he may be compared or contrasted disputation, but the way to lead a virtuous life. Such, with Adam; and he, as well as Adam, was a distinmoreover, are its truths, that the adınjssion of one
guished type of Christ. single point compels you to admit all the rest : the
As Adam was the father of the first, Noah was the moment you acknowledge a God, our holy religion father of the second world. To these two alone, was makes its way with all its doctrines.
the whole world granted as a possession. For the sia of the Sucraments.
of Adam, the ground was cursed: but through the
sacrifice of Noah, the earth was blessed. If the mysteries overwhelm the inind by their great- The name of Noah was significant, denoting rest and vies3, we experience a different kind of astonishinent, consolation; and such in reality is our blessed Lord and but perhaps not less profound, when we contemplate Saviour. He is the Rest of his people, and the neverthe sacraments of the church; the intimate knowledge failing Consolation of all the Israel of God. Noah was of man which we discover in these institutions, proves the great prophet, and priest, and “preacher of righthat he who has thus penetrated into the recesses of tevusness to the old world : such, with unspeakable the human heart, can be no other than its Creator. eininence, is our divine Redeemer," the Apostle and
Baptism is the first of the sacrainents which religion High Prie t of our profession.” Through the sacrifice confers on man, and which clothes him with Jesus of Noahı, the Lord gave the covenant of safety to the Christ. Who can avoid being struck with the solemnity world : through the sacrifice of Christ, the better and affecting nature of the cereinony which consecrates covenant of eternal salvation was ratified and pub. the life of a Christian! It reminds us of the corruption lished. Noah was saved in the ark by the destroying in which we were born, of the tribulations which await
deluge; so, as Peter teaches, “the like figure whereus in the world, and that our sins will recoil upon our unto, even baptisın, doth also now save us (not the children. Considered as a type of the mystery of our putting away the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a redeinption, baptisın is a bath which restores to the good conscience toward God), by the resurrection of soul its primeval vigour.
Jesus Christ.” 1 Pet. iji, 21. The holy communion presents to us characters still Dreadful as was the overwhelming deluge, whose inore sublime.
It originated in the last supper of waters were required to wash away the corruptions of which Christ partook with his disciples, and embraces the earth, there is a still more dreadful revolution in three grand essential points. First. In the material
prospect, wlien “the elements shall melt with fervent bread and wine we behöld the consccration of the food heat, the earth also and the works that are therein of man which we receive from the bounty of God. Were shall be burnt up. Nevertheless, we, according to his there nothing more in the communion than the offer
promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, ing of the productions of the earth to him who dis- wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Pet. iii, 12, 13. in penses them, that alone would render it equal to the the anticipation of that most fearful event, let every most excellent religious customs of Greece. Secondly. sincere believer repose upon the promise of God, ratiThe eucharist reminds us of the passover of the Israel- fied by his most solemn oath. “ For this is as the ites; it announces the abolition of bloody sacrifices; it waters of Noal unto me: for as I have sworn that the is also the image of the calling of Abraham, and of the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so first covenant between God and inan. Thirdly. It have I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee. For anuounces the union of inankind into one great family, the mountains shall depart, and the hills be remored; it inculcates the end of animosities, and the commence- but iny kindness shall not depart from thee, neither ment of a new law, which makes no distinction of Jew
shall the corenant of my peace be removed, saith or Gentile, but invites all the children of Adam to the the Lord, that hath mercy on thee." Isa. liv, 9, 10. sanie table. When the Almighty had created man in his own image, he made a covenant with him; Adam and his Creator conversed together in the solitude of
DEATH OF MR. THOMAS WILLIAMS. the garden. This covenant was of necessity broken on The church on earth has lost a valuable member in the the fall of Adain. Now lietween two things of different removal to the church in heaven of the late Mr. Thomas propertics, there cannot be a point of union except by Williams. He died ou the 12th inst. in the 78th year of incans of a third agent. The first effort which divine his age, after a few hours' illoess. This excellent mas love made to draw us nearer to itself was in the calling was the well-known editor of “ The Cottage Bible," and of Abraham, and the institution of sacrifices, types of the translator of "Solomon's Song,” as well as author the coming of Messias. The Saviour, by the redemp. of several valuable theological works, the last published linn,
' reinstated us in our privileges, and the highest of only a few months ago, entitled “The Private Life of those privileges was to communicate with our Maker, Christ.” Mr. Williains's character was in strict accord. But this intercourse could not be direct, because the ance with his pursuits, and he dicd, as he lived, a Chrize body, an heir of death, is too weak 10 survive a direct tian, prepared and waiting for a happy immortality.
Letters to a Mother, upon Eduoation.
learned profession, then indeed you must turn your
view to some one of those numerous public grammarLETTER XXXV.
schools for which we are indebted to the piety and mu
nificence of our forefathers. You will find a full acOn the Choice of a School.
count of the chief of these in a book lately published, Dear Madain,
'A Father's Guide in the Choice of a School for his SINCE, then, it seems expedient that your
Son;” or in another book of the same nature, called son should go to school, the next question to be con- “Liber Scholasticus.” In these books you will find sidered is, what kind of a school shall he go to?
an account of all the principal grammar-schools in the The answer to this question, though simply consisting kingdom. The chief things to be attended to are the of the suggestions of coinmon sense, requires to be following: the time at which your son should enter, in stated at large.
order to be permitted to becoine a candidate for all the It appears to me advisable, that regard should be had advantages of the school - I inean exhibitions to college, in the choice of a school to the following points. scholarships, &c. From these and similar books (for
Ist. Let him be sent to a school, where the general there are inany), you will also gain a knowledge of the and principal plan of education is adapted to your ex
various circumstances which entitle particular persons pectations as to his future occupation in life.
to the higher advantages of certain schools, such as If your own circumstances dictate that your son is to founder's kin, the natives of particular district3, counbe a tradesman, send him to a good coininercial school, ties, cities, &c. &c. It may be well also to compare the as it is called, situate in the country, or in the neigh- information given in such books with that which you bourhood of the inetropolis. Let if possible, be a will find in the University Calendar of Cambridge and school where the learned languages are not even pro
of Oxford, since some schools are more particularly fessed to be taught, nor even French, but where all connected with certain colleges of either university. that the master pretends to do, is to qualify his pupils Thus a boy from soune particular schools may have the for inercuntile pursuits. In a school of this kind, let opportunity of being sent to college, if he stays long hiin be thoroughly instructed in all those branches of enough, and is sufficiently meritorious, upon an exhibiknowledge into which I have presumed that you will tion derived from his school. initiate him. To these of course book-keeping will be I would recommend, on the supposition that he is added. Having such views with regard to your son, do to be a tradesman, that you should if possible send not send him to a schoolmaster of whom you know him to a school where the rest of the boys are as inuch nothing: A little inquiry among the more judicious of upon a level with him as possible, in respect to circumyour friends will soon enable you to find a schoolmaster stances and station in life. If he is to be educated for who professes nothing more than to communicate a a profession, and is sent to any grammar-school upon commercial education, and whom they can recommend, the foundation, or by the interest of any particular upon a personal knowledge of his competency and fit- person, you will scarcely have a choice, and in such a ness in all respects. Still, if you find any thing in his case it is not material. This direction, however, coinadvertiseinents, or in his manner, tunes, language, pro- cides with the very rare case in which your son is defessions, statements, or references, which at all savours clared by competent judges to exhibit considerable of boasting or parade, immediately resolve to have no• promise of snccess in study, whereas your own circumthing to do with him. Make similar observations stances would liave dictated his beiug engaged in comas to the mistress. Even should all other circum- mercial pursuits. stances please you, and appear such as good sense, that On the supposition, that, all circumstances being concomparatively rare but inestimable faculty, would seem sidered, you devote hiin to a learned profession, and to require, yet examine if the situation of the house be intend to pay his expenses at school, send him to a rural and airy, and if it has a play-ground of competent school where the society is nearly upon a level with his size. I advise, too, that your son should not go to any
own rank in life. You will thus save hin from the school where there are fewer than fifty pupils, or where mortification, and the passions thus excited, of feeling there are likely to be as many very shortly. It will be himself vastly inferior to others in these respects. requisite that you should personally survey the accom- Among all the schools in question, I should prefer his modations to which you coinmit your offspring, whether being sent to one of the large public grammar-schools. the school-room bé large, lofty, and airy; above all It is always an ennobling association in the mind of a things, minutely investigate whether the temper of the boy, that he was educated in the same room where master and mistress be good. Choose a master not poets and legislators and philosophers imbibed the ruunder thirty nor more than forty-five years of age. diments of learning. In a school of this description, I Similar observations should be made as to the arrange, should say that the society of schoolboys is generally in ments of the household. Examine the sleeping-sooms, its highest perfection. Ainid the great numbers, tou, the beds, the provisions for washing hands and face. to be found in such schools, he will meet the opportuConsider whether the hours of rising and retiring to rest nity of seeing the world, of having the ill tendency in be sufficiently early. Thoroughly acquaint yourself with his own character corrected, and the better tendencies the number of ineals allowed, and with the nature of
elevated and confirmed. He will have a greater opporthe aliment used at each. You will not think these di. tunity, also, of forming acquaintances and attachinents; rections minute or unworthy of notice. Remember, that and after all, school acquaintances, not perhaps at the when you send your son to school, it ought to be to a time of their formation, but in after-life, when the ob. school wherein your own plans will as much as possible jects ineet at college, or when they mingle in the be carried on and continued to perfection. If your own seuate, in the church, or at the bar, are some of the plans are valuable, surely the question whether they most durable, useful, and delightful. It is a great adare likely to be continued or not by the schoolmaster vantage to a boy to have had many of these. His heart cannot be unimportant.
will have been exercised by them; while, if he passes Should you however resolve, upon a due and faithful to the university and to the world without a schoolconsideration of all the circunstances adverted to in a friendship, with all his friends to seek, he will probably former Letter, respecting the choice of a profession, inake but few friendships, and those of a slight and unor upon the arvice of tried, disinterested, and judi. certain tenure. cious friends, that your son should be devoted to a I have always thought it an advantage, that a boy
should have many relations, many families of relations, ther, by whom he was sent to the grainmar-school under living in the neighbourhood where he is bred up. These the care of the Rev. Mr. Milner. "About the year 1774, objects of kindred attachment suit with his young affec. he was entered as a fellow-commoner at St John's col. tions. I think, upon the same principle, that a lad lege, Cambridge, where he formed that intimacy with should have many school-friendships, that when he sits Mr. Pitt, which continued uniuterrupted till the death of down in hall at college, he may see around him inany a that great statesinan, a period of more than thirty years. familiar countenance of schoolfellows gone thither Mr. Wilberforce did not study for literary honours, before him. And be assured, that if your son is to be yet he was distinguished by his solid attaininents and a member of any of the learned professions, his best correct classical taste. During his residence at the career is from your own abode to one of the public university he cultivated the friendship of Mr. Isaac, grammar-schools, and from thence to one of the Eng- afterwards Dr. Milner, the excellent editor of the “ Hislish universities.
tory of the Church of Christ,” and brother of the pious It is true that at the grammar-school, and college author of that valuable work. Mr. Milner accompanied also, his attention will be alınost wholly absorbed by Mr. Wilberforce and Mr. Pitt on a tour tu Nicc; and to classics and mathematics; and that these studies seem his intercourse with their reverend friend, Mr. W. is to have little connection with law, divinity, or physic. stated to have ascribed his first serious impressions of It is true that the literal connection between them is evangelical truth, an honour which that devoted clergyscarcely discernible; but the abstract connection be. man will rejoice to acknowledge in the heavenly world, tween them and any other science or profession is most while he renders the glory of sanctifying efficiency to valuable. In the thorough study of classics and mathe- the Spirit and grace of God. matics, but especially of the latter, setting aside all Scarcely had Mr. Wilberforce attained his majority, pecuniary remuneration which may be obtained by emi- when he was chosen as the representative in parliament nence in them, such as fellowships, &c. there is this of his native town; and his naine occurs in the parlia. advantage, that they tend to establish those mental mentary journals of the year 1781, as one of the comhabits of minute discrimination and correct reasoning, missioners for adıninistering oaths to members of the which, when acquired, can be directed to any subject House of Coinmons. afterwards with the highest success.
I would compare
Passiug over his exertions during the former years of this habit, as Dr. Johnson compares genius, to the his activity as a senator, we record, that in the year power of walking, which, when a man has it, he can 1787, Mr.Wilberforce was first engaged, at the request of walk either to east or west or north or south. So, when Mr. Clarkson, to bring forward in parliament the legis. these mental habits are acquired, they can be directed lative abolition of the accursed SLAVE TRADE. Beneto law or physic or divinity, and the possessor will volence induced him to undertake that service; and in make acquirements in them, which, both in point of 1788 he gave notice of a motion on the subject : but extent and speed, will make up most amply for their indisposition prevented his following up his purpose, having been so long delayed. Yet more, the self-same and the duty was undertaken by luis friend Mr. Piti. A habits will enable him to practise these different sci- resolution passed the House, to the effect, that it would ences with supreme advantage to his fellow-creatures. proceed, in the next session, to consider the state of the Let no parent, tben, begrudge the time and the money, Slave Trade, and the ineasures which it would be proper merely on this account, required by the present routine to adopt with respect to it. On the 12th of May, 1789, of grammar-school and university education. The pro- Mr. Wilberforce again brought this great question bepriety of them is attested by the excellence of the fore the House, in a speech of powerful eloquence, result in thousands of qualified members of the learned worthy of the cause. On the 25th, the debate was reprofessions : it is approved most by those whose mental newed ; and, ultimately, the further consideration of acquirements and excellence best qualify them to give the subject was adjourned to the following session. In an opinion upon the question. May they be perpetual ! 1790, Mr. Wilberforce was at his post, and recalled the I am, dear Madam, yours, &c.
House to the discussion ; but the delusive and dishonest CLERICUS.
clamour for evidence prevailed against him. In April,
1791, another splendid debate on the Abolition was BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF THE LATE
opeved by Mr. Wilberforce, who was ably supported in
this cause of justice and humanity by the united forces W. WILBERFORCE, ESQ.
of Pitt and Fox. Notwithstanding the giant powers of Patriotism and piety must equally mourn over the these auxiliaries, a majority of seventy-five was numbered tomb of William Wilberforce; for in the death of this against his motion, and it was lost. Again in the session lamented individual, “a great man has fallen" in our of 1792, this inflexible and unwearied champion of the Israel. A brief memoir of this ornament of our nation rights of humanity and of God, renewed his attack upon and of the church of Christ will be regarded with a lively the accursed traffic in the souls of men;" and though interest by every reader of the Christian's Penny Ma- consistently opposed by all the sophistry and virulence gazine.
of the West Indian advocates, he had the satisfaction of William Wilberforce was born, Aug. 24, 1759, at perceiving that some impression had been inade upon Hull, in Yorkshire, where his ancestors had been for the House by the force of public opinion, and his apmany years successfully engaged in trade. His great peals to the laws of God: it was resolved therefore by a grandfather was oue of the governors of Beverly, in small majority, that the Slave Trade should be gradually 1670. His grandfather was greatly respected, and was abulished. We cannot in this place notice the succestwice mayor of Hall. His grandmother was of the sive efforts of this indefatigable advocate of the Negro: Thornton family. Mr. Robert Wilberforce, bis father, but after a twenty years' struggle against avarice, immarried Miss Elizabeth Bird, a relative of the present morality, and daily “slave.murder," Mr. Wilberforce bishops of Chester and Winchester. By this lady be had the satisfaction of seeing his efforts crowned with had one son, the subject of our Memoir, and two daugh- success, by a Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade ters: one died unmarried; the other was married to the receiving the royal assent on the 25th of March 1807. Rev. Mr. Clarke, and after his decease to Jaines Ste. : Mr. Wilberforce, however, was uot satisfied with the phen, Esq. late Master in Chancery.
abolition of the Trade in human beings; he was the Mr. Wilberforce's father dying when he was very steady and determined advocate of Negro Emancipation; young, his early education devolved chiefly on his mu. and Providence mercifully spared his life to witness the
whole nation roused to demapd the extinction of this
MY SORAP BOOK. foul blot upon our character, and to hear the decision of the British legislature, that - SLAVERY SHALL CEASE
LEAF XI. THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE!
“ The Bee that wanders, and sips from every fower, disposes Mr. Wilberforce was a Christian, as well as a Philan.
what she has gathered into her cells." --SENECA. thropist; and he dared to be singular, and to declare his conviction, not only of the truth of Divine Revela
Account of Mrs. ELIZABETH GAUNT, « Baptist lady, tion, but of the infinite importance of evangelical doc
who was burnt alive for having conceuled, and kepi trine. About the time of his marriage, therefore, in
from starving, one Burton, and his family, who had 1797, he published his celebrated work, entitled, “A
escaped from the Duke of Monmouth's army. Practical View of the prevailing Religious System of Of this remarkably pious and benevolent woman, Bishop Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes Burnet says — “She spent a great part of her life in in this Country, contrasted with Real Christianity*. acts of charity, visiting the jails, and looking after the Under the peculiar circumstances of its author, and of poor, of whatsoever persuasion they were. One of the the country, this work must be regarded as a noble tes- rebels found her out; and she harboured him in her timony to the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation. house, and was looking for an occasion of sending him It threw down the gauntlet, not only to infidelity, but out of the kingdom. He went about in the night, and to formalisin ; showing that even a Meinber of Parlia- caine to hear what the King had said (which was, that ment for the county of York, possessed moral courage he would sooner pardon the rehels, than those who harsufficient to declare, “I am not ashamed of the gospel boured them); so he, by an unheard of baseness, weat of Christ.” Such a phenomenon excited the astonish- and delivered himself up, and accused her that had harinent of the nation, and the volume was read by thou- boured him. She was seized on, and tried. There was sands. To the extensive circulation which this volume no witness to prove that she knew the person she harobtained among the higher classes of society, at a time boured was a rebel, but himself: her maid-servant witwhen “piety was stigmatized in aristocratical circles nessed only, that he was entertained at her house. But, with scarcely less reproach than in the days of though the criine was her harbouring a traitor, and was Charles II," may be reasonably ascribed, in no small proved only by this infainous witness, yet the judge degree, the introduction of that leaven of better princi- charged the jury to bring her in guilty; pretending that ples, which, in the present day, is seen so happily dif- the maid was a second witness, though she knew nothing fusing itself arnong even the polite and poble of the land. of that which was the criminal part. She was condemned
Conscious of the peculiar responsibility which at- and burnt, as the law directs in the case of women contached to him, from the station which he occupied, the
victed of treason. She died with a constancy, even to great interests entrusted to his advocacy, and his kuown cheerfulness, that struck all that saw it. She said chaattachment to evangelical religion, he was alike assiduous rity was a part of her religion as well as faith: this at and vigilant, beyond what his physical strength allowed, worst was the feeding an enemy: so she hoped she had in the discharge of his parliamentary duties. Yet no her reward with him
for whose sake she did this service, man was more free from self-importance or arrogance. how unworthy soever the person was, that made so ill His evangelical piety, the main-spring of his benevo. a return for it. She rejoiced that God had honoured lence, was, at the same time, the hidden source of that her to be the first that suffered by fire this reign; and cheerfulness which he sought to impart to all around that her suffering was a martyrdom for that religion him. This “ leader of the religious world,” as he has which was all love. Penn, the Quaker, told me, he saw been styled, was, in domestic life, the most amiable of her die. She laid the straw about her for burning her men, playful and animated to a degree which few would speedily, and behaved herself in such a manner, that all have supposed, extremely fond of children, alike in. the spectators melted into tears." structive and entertaining in conversation, a companion She was executed at Tyburn, Oct. 23, 1685, and delifor all ages, equally qualified to compete with senators, vered the following paper, written with her own hand, to discourse with divines, to chat with his friends, to to Captain Richardson, then keeper of Newgate. instruct the young, and to administer consolation to “Not knowing whether I shall be suffered, or ahle, the poor, the suffering, and the afflicted.
because of weaknesses that are upon me, through my Mr. Wilberforce, as might be expected, was the de- close imprisonment, to speak at the place of execution, cided patron and supporter of the Bible Society, the I have written these few lines to signify, that I am re. Missionary Societies, and the other kindred institutions conciled to the ways of God towards me; though it be which adora our age and bless all nations : and though in ways I looked not for, and by terrible things, yet in an avowed member of the Established Church, he was a righteousness : for having given me life, he ought to yenerons friend to the evangelical Dissenters, with many have the disposing of it, when and where he pleases to of whom he held the most friendly intercourse, and not call for it; and I desire to offer up my all to him, it unfrequently attended their places of Worship, uniting being but my reasonable service; and also the first with them even in participating of the Lord's Supper. terms Christ offers, that he that will be his disciple,
In 1797, Mr. W. married Miss Barbara Spooner, 'must forsake all and follow him.' Therefore let none daughter of a banker at Birmingham. By that lady, think it hard, or be discouraged at what hath bappened who survives him, he has left four sons, Williain, the unto me, for he doth nothing without cause, he being eldest, who resides on the Continent; two others, Sa. holy in all his ways and righteous in all his works ;' and it inuel and Robert, are clergymen in the established is but my lot in common with poor desolate Zion at this church; and Henry. Two daughters, one of them un- day. Neither do I find in my heart the least regret for married, died some years ago. Mr. Wilberforce retirect any thing I have done in the service of my Lord and from Parliainent to private life in 1825. He died in Master Jesus Christ, in securing and succouring any of London, on the 29th of July last, and was interred, with his poor sufferers that have shown favour, as I thought, great marks of honour by the public, in Westininster to his righteous cause ; which cause though it be now Abbey. The names of Wilberforce and Clarkson will trainpled on, yet may revive, and God may plead in go down to posterity with that of Howard, as the it at another rate, more than ever he hath yet done, greatest benefactors of mankind.
with all its opposers and malicious haters. Therefore
let all that love and fear him, not omit the least duty * of this excellent work, a new edition is in the Press, to which will be prefixed a Life of the Auth r: it will be
that offers, knowing that now Christ has need of them, handsomely printed in demy 18mo. price 2s.6d.
and expects they should serve himn. And I desire to bless his holy name, that he hath made me useful in my “P.S. Such as it is, you have from the hand of her generation, to the comfort.and relief of many desolate who hath done as she could, and is sorry she can do no ones ; ' That the blessing of those that were ready to better; hopes you will pity and consider, and cover perish, hath come upon me ;' and I have helped to make weaknesses, and any thing that is wanting, and begs that the heart of the widow to sing.' And I desire to bless uone may be weakened or stumble by my lowness of spirit, his holy name, that in all this, together with what I for God's design is to humble and abase, 'that he alone was charged with, I can approve my heart to him, that may be exalted in that day :' and I hope he will appear I have done his will, though it doth cross man's. . The in the needful time and hour, and it may be, reserve the Scriptures which satisfy me are, Isa. xvi, 3, 4, Hide best wine till the last, as he hath done for some before the outcast ; bewray not him that wandereth ; be a covert me. 'None goes a warfare at his own charges,' and the to them from the fuce of the spoiler ;' and Obad. xiv, Spirit blows not only where, but when it listeth: and it
Neither shouldest thou huve delivered up those of his that becomes me, who have so often grieved it, and quenched did remain in the day of distress.' But men say you it, and resisted it, to wait for and upon its motions, and must give thein up, or you shall die for it. Now, who not to murmur; but I may mourn, because through the to obey, judge ye. So that I have cause to rejoice in want of it, I honour not my God, nor his blessed cause, that I suffer for righteousness' sake; and that God hath which I have so long loved, and delight to serve; and accepted my service, which hath been done in sincerity, repent of nothivg about it, but that I have served it though mixed with manifold infirmities, which he hath and hini no better.” been pleased, for Christ's sake, to cover and forgive. And
The author of the “ Display of Tyranny,” begins his now, concerning my crime, as it is called: alas! it was
the trial of this good woman thus: “Were but a little one, and night well become a prince to for
my pen (says he) qualified to represent the due character give : but he that shows no mercy shall find none; and I
of this excellent woman, it would be readily granted, may say of it, in the language of Jonathan,ʻI did but taste
that she stood most deservedly entitled to an eternal a little honey, and lo! I'must die for it.' I did but relieve
inonument of honour, in the hearts of all sincere lovers an unworthy, poor, distressed family, and lo! I must die
of the reformed religion. All true Christians, though for it. Well, I desire, in the lamb-like nature of the
in some things differing in persuasion from her, found gospel, to forgive those that are concerned, and to say,
in her a universal charity, and sincere friendship, as is Lord, lay it not to their charge.' But I fear, nay, I be
well known to many here, and also to a multitude of Jicve, when he comes to make inquisition for blood,
the Scotch nation, ininisters and others, who for conmine will be found at the door of the furious judge *,
science sake were thrust into exile by prelatie rage. who, because I could not remember things, through my dauntedness at Burton's wife and daughter's witness,
These found in her a most refreshing refuge. She de
dicated herself with unwearied industry to provide for and my ignorance, took advantage thereat, and would
their supply and support; and therein I do incline to not hear me when I called to mind that which I am sure
think, slie outstripped every individual person (if not would have invalidated their evidence. And though he
the whole body of Protestants) in this great city. Heregranted something of the same kind to another, he denied
by she became exposed to the implacable fury of the it ine. At that time my blood will also be found at the
bloorly Papists, and those blind tools who co-operated door of the unrighteous jury, who found ine guilty upon
to promote their accursed designs; ond so there ap. the single oath of an outlawed man, for there was none
peared little difficulty to procure a jury, as there were but his oath about the money, who was no legal witness
well-prepared judges, to make her a sacrifice as a traitor though he be pardoned, his outlawry not being reversed,
to holy church.”
S. J. B***** the law requiring two witnesses in point of treason. And then about my going with him to the place mentioned, viz. the Hope ; it was, according to his own evidence, before Death of the Rev. Robert Winter, D.D. he could be outlawed, for it was about two months after his absconding ; so that he was in proclamation, yet not This vencrable servant of Christ terminated his useful high treason, as I am informed, whereby, I am clearly labours in the church, on Friday, Aug. 9. After officiatmurdered. Also Mr. Atterbury, who hath so unsatiably ing as usual at his chapel in London, on Lord's day, hunted after my blood, and who left no stone unturned, Aug. 4, by preaching twice and administering the Lord's as I have ground to believe, till he brought it to this, Supper, having taken an affectionate leave of his people, and showed favour to Burton, who ought to have died he left town for Tunbridge Wells on the Tuesday, and for his own fault, and not to have bonght his life with that place on Thursday for Hastings, where he arrived mine. Also Capt. Richardson, who is cruel to all under in the evening. Having taken some refreshment at an my circumstances, and who did, without any mercy or inn, he secured lodgings on the beach for himself, Mrs. pity, hasten my sentence, and held up my hand that Winter, and a friend, purposing to roinain about two it might be given : all which, together with the great weeks at Hastings, and to proceed thence to Brighton, one of allt, by whose power all these, and multitudes Gosport, and Roinsey. The Doc.or appeared to be in more cruelties are committed, I do hcartily and freely
his usual health on the 9th : the sea air appeared to reforgive, as against me; but as it is done in an implaca- | fresh his spirits, and a ride he took in the afternoon ble mind against the Lord Christ, and his righteous seemned very gratifying to him. In the evening he went cause and followers, I leave it to him who is the avenger
out with the intention of taking a warın bath; but he of all such wrong, 'Who will tread upon princes as upon
was seized with a violent attack of disease as he entered mortar, and be terrible to the kings of the earth.' And
the establishment. Medical assistance was immediately know this also, that though you are seemingly fixed, and procured, but every means employed was inefficient and because of the power in your hands, are weighing out without avail: it was the messenger of God to call him your violence, and dealing with a spiteful mind, because to himself; and he entered into the joy of his Lord of the old and new hatred, by impoverishing and every
about ten minutes before nine o'clock. The Rev. W. way distressing those under you; yet, unless you can Davis, the Dissenting minister at Hastings, hastened to secure Jesus Christ, and all his holy angels, your hand his lodgings, but he was too late to meet the dying shall never accomplish your enterprizes; for he will be greetings of this faithful servant of Christ. mpon you ere you are aware ; and therefore, that you may be wise, instructed, and learn, is the desire of her
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