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her mind there seemed a perpetual
« who is able to save to the uttermost calm, and her words and actions all that come unto God by him." united in expressing good will to It appears she had early in life mankind. She was henevolent and convictions of her lost estate, which kind to the poor. How njany never entirely forsook her, but, we are now ready to shed a tear at the trust, led her to a true reliance on recollection of her kindness. The the Saviour. favours she bestowed did not come She proved, however, that sin is from the ostentatious, or the disdain- deceitful, that the world is ensnaring, ful hand; but, in the bestowment, and that it is not easy work, amidst conveyed to the heart of the receiver the fascinating scenes of time, to an idea of true disinterested bene- keep the 'heart, and walk humbly volence; and what she gave was with God; and the undue influence, rendered of double value by the dis- of earthly objects on the mind she cretion she manifested in suiting lamented. It remained for her last favours to necessities. It was not illness to perfect her religious chalavished with a careless hand; but racter: “ A death-bed is a detector while her band was moved by kind of the heart.”. Here she saw and ness, it was directed by prudence. lamented the vanity of worldly enHer own hands ministered to the joyments. Here she saw and felt necessities of others; and, like more of her unworthiness and deDorcas, she was often employed in pravity; and with these views and making garments for the poor. feelings, she saw'more of the pre
She was constant in her friend- ciousness and sufficiency of the Saship: it excluded guile, selfishness, viour, and dismissed those fears to and capriciousness. She was which she was before subject, and friend, and therefore she had friends ; rejoiced in hope of the glory of and, I apprehend, if ever there was God. sincerity in tcars, it was to be found The following are a few of the in those shed on her account, sentences which dropped from her
She loved the bonse of God, and lips, at different times, during the the place where his honour dwells: period of her long illness. not forsaking the assembly of the March 1.-On being asked, saints, as the manner of some is. It whether she felt comfortable in her must be admitted, that there was in mind, under her affliction? she said, ber an unjustifiable indecision of re-1"Yes, pretty comfortable in general, Higious character, . (at least with though at times my mind has been respect to the public profession of gloomy and dark. I trust I bave it,) but her attendance was con- found aftliction profitable—in constant; she heard the word with fixed sequence of it I have been more attention, frequented prayer-meet- alone, and freed from interruption, ings, and was often an humble and those things which before too spectator at the administration of much engaged my attention, and the Lord's-supper.
have enjoyed a considérable degree She was patient in affliction, and of composure and serenity of mind.” grateful to the God of her mercies The next day, being rather amidst all her sufferings. Very worse, she said, “ Were it not for the protracted, and very severe was encouraging promises of the word, the affliction she endured, (a I do not know what I should do in dropsy,) but, like the pliant reed my afflictiou; but God afflicts for wise that yields to every storm, she ends, and there is every reason why meekly bowed to her Father's will, we should be submissive to his will. and her peace remained unbroken. When we consider our sinfulness, Under the severest pains, nothing his strokes are lighter than our sins, was heard from her lips but the and lighter than what Christ sufferlanguage of gratitude and kindness. cd; and it is a great mercy to have
She depended for acceptance with peace of mind. When I think of God on the alone merits of the Lord some afflicted in mind, my affliction Jesus Christ, committing her soul to seems nothing." him as the author of eternal life, March 4. It was observed to her,
that it was a great thing, in trying | She was now removed, for several and afflictive circumstances, to say, weeks, to the Isle of Wight. In a • The will of the Lord be done.' letter,, dated June 13th, expecting
Yes," said she, but I hope I can the repetition of a painful operation, say sò. I wish my affliction to be she thus writes to her aunt:-“ L more sanctified to me. I have, I dread it more than ever-but why trust, a greater desire that it may should I?. The same everlasting, be sanctified, than removed." It arms which have upheld' me was remarked, when eyery earthly sufficient; and I hope I shall be source of happiness fails, there is enabled to look for comfort and supevery thing in God, and we may port to that source from whence encourage ourselves in him. “Yes," alone it can be derived." said she," there is no happiness in To a friend, then at Hammer. the world—all is momentary and smith, she writes thụs: “ What the unsatisfying, and will not bear re-Lord is about to do with me, or for flection. That hymn in Dr. Rippon's me, I know not: all my desire is to Selection, (276th,) seems very suit- be resigned to his will, whatever able to me, and is continually com- may be the event. Since I left home, ing into my mind :
my spirits have not been so good,
and I have had many dark and • My times of sorrow and of joy, Great God! are in thy hand.""' &c.
gloomy seasons; bat we are lodging
near the meeting, where a young March 24.-She said to a friend, man is about to be settled, and a she thought her afflictions did her sermon I heard him preach has. good, as they led her to pray more, proved a source of comfort to me. and took off that attachment to the It was on Mary's having chosen world and its vanities she once that good part, which can never be had. It was observed to her, that a taken away. O my dear friend, if death-bed, with the supports and we, like Mary, have chosen the one consolations some have experienced, thing needful, what reason have we must be an enviable situation. She to rejoice, even in the midst of the said, “ she had not arrived at that most painful afflictions ?” she could not say she had full as- August 22.-Being returned from surance; she knew it was promised the island, she said, “ she had been that as thy days thy strength shall be, very ill a day or two before, and her and she hoped it would be so in her death had been every moment excase. I have had more comfort since pected; but, in the prospect of I have been confined up-stairs, as I death, her mind had been very comam more free from interruption, and fortable ; though it was but a hope, it have more time for reflection." Her
was such a hope that she would not friend said to her, “ I am glad to lose for all the world could afford. see you so resigned, and enabled to She could not apply the promises as hear your affliction so patiently.” she could wish, but those words had She said, “ Under my pains I feel afforded her consolation, a broken that I should be sometimes -fretful, and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt if I were to give way to it; but I not despise. She hoped she had that have so many mercies and comforts, contrite heart, and she thought she. and so much attention from my could say, she had rather continue friends and domestics, that instead in her present state of affliction, of being peevish and repining, I feel than give up her hopes and pross that I have abundant cause to be pects.' thankful.” She expressed an aver- August 23.-Said, “ She was sion to frivolous conversation, and very comfortable in her mind, exo wished the conversation of those pected she should have died, but who visited her to be spiritual. She ihe Lord was better than her fears. expressed a concern for the welfare She was more comfortable than she of others, and wished, were it pos- had been before, and enabled moro sible, to see a neighbour, apparently than ever to trust in, and rely upon, in dying circunstances, to talk to the Saviour." her on the concerns' of her soul.
August 26. She said, She was
very composed and comfortable in From this time to the hour of her her mindsaw aud felt hér unwor- death she seemed to 'enjoy uninter. thiness and sinfulness more than rupted peace, amidst the severest ever; but was, notwithstanding, suffering's; waiting her dismission, very happy. Many precious pro- with a joyful hopě of eternål blessed mises were brought to her mind- ness; frequently saying, The Jesus was her only hopè—(there was Lord hath taken away
my fears. nothing in herselt')--no other source The thirty-fourth Psalm afforded of happiness or liope. She had need her much encouragement; and her of patience, and she hoped she death was improved, to a numerous should be enabled to endare all the and attentive audience, from tho Divine will without murmuring ; 4th verse: I sought the Lord, and eslie had much reason to be thank- he heard me, and delivered me from ful for the hope and comfort she all my fears. experienced."
The British Officer: a Narrative of ministers should never speak
the Character and Death of Mr. destruction of human life, without Tucher Meuds, who was killed at lifting up their voice like a trumthe Siege of Algiers, with some pét,” to warn the nations against Letters of his, which, from a Pre- the indulgence of those evil passions sentiment of his Death, were “ from whence come wars and described by him as dated from fightings :" nor without beseeching Eternity. By the Rev. John Griffin, parents not to bring up their chila Portseä.-London, Williams and dren in such a way as to “ learn" Co. 18mo. pp. 106.
this horrid trade of death. There are seven letters at the Lieutenant Meuds was à volicni close of this narrative, which Mr. teer at Algiers: this was certainly Grifin has also dated from ETER- more than Christian duty. Surely, NITY ; and which are addressed to if Christians “ have their libertys to different assumed characters in the keep out of battle, they should use navy, for the purpose of impressing
it. some useful lessons. From the circumstanices of the life and death of Mr. Méuds, who, at the age of Essays on the Wisdom of God; by the eighteen, lost his life in the Albion,
Rev. Daniel Tyerman. off Algiers, in August, 1816.
It is not necessary to compliment Like the sun that rules the day, flie author, for the manner in which giving liglit and heat to the earti, die has made use of the very scanty clothing it with grass, beautifying it materials which he possessed, for with flowers, blessing it with fruits making this book. Many pious and in his influences essential to tlie ex useful sentiments are interspersed, istence and comfort of man, is God which arë likely to produce a good the universal Creator ;-he, at once, effect, in recommending religion to communicates blessedness and res the young and the inconsiderate, as veals his own glory. the only preparative for death and When the universe was formed, judgment.
there was an eye that saw every part We were rather disappointed not of it perfectly, and what that eye to find some stronģ sentiments of beheld, the lip of truth has prodisapprobation expressed concern- claimed, in the sacred volume. ing the practice of war. Christian * And God' saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very I have been used in avoiding them, good.” All the works of God praise there are, for general readers, still him, and, in wisdom, he has made too many technical words. them all. The scriptures, we are Those, however, who desire to willing to concede, afford the clear- obtain information respecting inorest, most perfect, and impressive re- ganic matter, organized nature, (as presentation of the eternal God; but it respects the structure, &c. of shells, who that is wise, will refuse to see the constituent principles, &c. of vehim in his works, since these so of getables, the faculties and instinct ten meet our eye, when the heavenly of animals, including the structure oracles are not before us, afford a of the human frame,) and the nature, variety of representation, pleasing to powers, and passions of intellectual the mind, and adapted to excite at- beings, cannot read this first part of tention and impress the soul, while the present work without much adwe are left in entire possession of all vantage; and if, in doing this, they the advantages of the written mani- do not become devout philosophers, festation.
or, if this were their previous chaOur author has divided his work racter, they do not find the sacred into three parts, and he opens the and eternal fire increased in ardour, book of the creation, as well as the it will not be so much the fault of volume of inspiration, calling upon their author as of their hearts. us all to behold the glory of the The second part, on Providence, Lord, that we may be, as far as this contains an explanation of the laws is possible, changed into the same of nature, which were impressed, image. The first essay is on Crea- and are continued and superintendtion; the second is on Providence; ed in operation, by the Almighty and the third is on Redemption. Creator; the nature, sanctions, and
In allusion to the first of these es- general excellence of his moral gosays, Mr. Tyerman observes, that vernment; and, what the author “ Many pious persons, not distin- styles, the government of God preguishing between real philosophy, siding over events. and the wicked designs which some The third part, on Rodemption, repropose to accomplish, by assuming presents the condition of man, which the title of philosophers, have ima- made this grandest of all the Divine
gined that philosophy tends to skep- works necessary, exhibits the per· ticism, infidelity, and atheism.” son, and explains the satisfaction of
We recollect to have known a pub- Christ, in which his Deity is well lic teacher, at least by profession, established, and the fruits of his who was perpetually abusing reason, atonement justly represented. Salas if she were a perfect demon; to vation is traced up to the grace of be sure he was a very reasonable God; the means of communicating man, and, in a similar way, philoso- its blessings are given, and here, the phy has been proscribed; in both Deity of the Holy Spirit, whose cases, the abuse of things has not agency is essential to the successful been distinguished from their use. application of the means of human Our anthor has certainly accom-emancipation from the domination plished, in this essay, what he pro- of sin, is fully proved, the character posed to himself, and that in a and experience of the Christian are creditable manner: it was, “to in- delineated, and the work concludes troduce into his work, such facts with a scriptural, and consequently, and principles as he thought would, highly interesting description of the at the same time, interest the un- celestial paradise, in which the randerstandings, and benefit the hearts somed of the Lord will for ever reof his readers." In the anatomical side, parts, we think plates should have Dr. Franklin was certainly right been employed, as it is next to im- in regarding utility, as the summum possible to represent, successfully, bonum, in reference to human consubjects of this nature, by mere ver- duct; and ye only do justice to bal description; and perhaps, cven Mr. Tyerman, as the writer of the after the commendable pains which volume before us, in saying, that VOL, X.
he has produced a very useful the house of God, in hearing relibook.
gious conversation, in reading proThis is the highest kind of com- fitable books, and in frequenting mendation; and, when the most eru- the schools.” His advancement, as dite and splendid writers, who have might be expected with such dispue aimed more at the display of their as- sitions, in useful knowledge, was tonishing endowments and men
very rapid. tal wealtla, than to exhibit God in When asked, one day, whether he his works, his glory, and his claims would like to continue in England ?he on the heart and obedience of man- instantly replied, with much feeling, kind, shall suffer a total and endless “Oh, no! I can do no good here; eclipse, the class, in which we have but I may do some good in my own placed our author, shall shine with country. A collection of Indian imperishable lustre.
idols was shewn to him, on which occasion, he exclaimed, “Oh! what
a blessing it is to be delivered from Memoir of Mowhee, a young New. these vanities, to serve the living Zealander, who died at Paddington,
and true God!" on Saturday, December 28, 1816;
In this amiable stranger, there in a Leiter addressed to the. Rev.
was a peculiarity, which it would be Josiah Pratt, B. D. By the Rev. well if many a London professor Basil Wood, A. M.
would imitate. “ When informed,
on the 9th of November, that the Mowzee was a relation of Lord Mayor of London would pass Terra, a head chief, and a man of through the streets, in grand proconsiderable influence, on the south cession, attended with men in arside of the Bay of Islands."
mour, music, flags, &c. and that it The captain of a ship, that visited was such a sight as he might never New Zealand, having frequently see, but at this time, he could not conversed with Mowhee's father, be prevailed on to walk to Westand endeavoured to impress on his minster, to witness it; but if invited conscience the value of his soul, to go and see a new school, an exathe importance of eternity, and the mination of children, a meeting of a leading truths of the Christian reli- society for Christian benevolence, gion, so far gained his alfections the distribution of Bibles, or the and confidence, that, when the ves- support of a mission to the heathen, sel was preparing to quit New Zea- he was all life and attention.” land, he earnestly entreated the cap- His conversation was distinguishtain to take his son a voyage with ed, by great care, to speak truth him. At this time, he was about 10 with much simplicity. Although he years of age.
had been a sailor, at least, in his.voyHe came to England in May, age to England, nope of the ordi1816, or near that time, and the nary profane language of sailors ever captain of the ship, not knowing escaped his lips, and the name of how to provide for him, availed him- God he never mentioned without self of the circumstance of Mowhee's awe, and reverence. In his seasons baving mentioned Mr. Reudall, as for devotion, he was very constant connected with the Church Mission and regular, and used his own ex. ary Society; and, under this im- pressions in prayer; in which, all pression, took him to the Society's Christians.will do well to act like him. house, in Salisbury-square.
Mowhee died of a most malignant The memoir represents him as fever; his blood was seen oozing, having “ discovered great tender- from every pore; the mouth, nose, ness and humility of mind, an ardent ears, and eyes, exhibited this awful thirst for all useful knowledge, a spectacle. The minister who atperfect readiness of compliance with tended him, in his last moments, the the advice of his instructors, and a Rev. Basil Wood, said, “ Mowbee, devout ambition to qualify himself you seem very ill, life is always un, to be useful, in his native country, certain; if it be the will of God, I He took great delight in attending pray that you may recover; but, if