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that Jesus sent to call him to his it necessary for him to be carried arms.
up and down stairs through the I must now conclude, by direct- whole of three winters, and for the ing you how to apply for his credit, | last few months of his life prevented which, I believe, amounts to about him from moving, except with one pound one shilling and sixpence. crutches. In addition to three abFirst, it may be necessary to get a scesses, which had formed theme certificate from the magistrate or / selves in his back on which he unichruch-warden, certifying that you formly lay, he had one in each leg, are the lawful parent, which you so that his sufferings were extremewill inclose in a letter, “ To the ly acute; yet he never murmured, Right Honourable the Secretary at but invariably acknowledged that War.” A few lines in answer to what he endured was far less than this will be a great satisfaction to he deserved; and when a dropsy me, and many more of your late took place, which much increased son's friends in the Lord.
his pain, he would compare his conIt has been proposed by the so- dition with that of others, and exciety to erect à tomb over him as press bis gratitude to God that he a mark of regret and esteem for so was not so bad as many, and that amiable a friend in the Lord. he enjoyed those alleviations of I am, Sir, yours sincerely, which numbers were destitute.
Silvester Ince, Being of a naturally reserved disa Corporal 34th Regiment. | position, it was with difficulty he
could be persuaded to say any thing
respecting religion in connexion ELIJAH BROOKS,
with himself; but notwithstanding
this backwardness to speak of the Who died on the 22d of August, 1818,
state of his own heart, lest he should AGED FIFTEEN YEARS.
1 say what he did not feel, the bias
of his mind was evident to all who There is no subject in which the heard him. Prayer, the word, and truly good man takes a more lively the people of God, were desired interest than the increase of the above all things by him; and if a church of Christ. It is with wonder day elapsed without some friends and gratitude he hears that sinners, calling to see him, he would comadvanced in iniquity, are, by the plain of being deserted, and say, combined energies of the Redeemer's “ Must I be forsaken because I power and grace, subjected to his cannot speak?" To his mother, who authority as King in Zion; but it is is a pious woman, and a member of with feelings of peculiar delight that the Rev. Mr. Roberts's church at he contemplates the Saviour as the Bristol, he was most commuuicakind Shepherd of Israel, gathering tive. One day he said to her, “ Mothe lambs in his arms, conducting ther, I think I shall soon be in hea. them through this wilderness, and ven, I am so happy; I feel such a supporting them while passing spirit of prayer, and the Lord anthrough the gloomy valley which swers my prayers; I think I love leads to those rich pastures, where him, and he loves me.” Frequently he will eternally feed them by the has she found him bathed in tears, side of the “ river of the water of and apparently in great distress of
soul: upon enquiring the cause, he Amongst those of tender years, has replied, " I fear the Lord will who, in life and in death, have ex- not have mercy upon me, I have perienced the compassionate re- been such a great sinner.” A friend, gards of the blessed Jesus, we trust one day, said to him, “ If Jesus may be numbered the subject of were on earth, do you think you this obituary. During the period of would go to him ?” His answer five years, with but little intermis-was: “ He is as able to save now sion, he was afflicted with a most he is in heaven.” Jesus alone was painful disorder. He had several his hope, his confidence, and his wounds in his body, which rendered support. His favourite hymn was,
« Jesus, lover of my soul,” &c. and knew him to be guilty of was, stayhe declared that he could always ing at home on the sabbath to imsay. “ Hide me, O my Saviour, I prove himself in writing, arithmetic, hiše." &c. It was not till within a &c. instead of going to worship. few days of his death that the fear His father gave him tender advice of dying was taken away, though and mild reproof, but was afraid to he would observe, that he had ra compel him to go to worship lest it ther die than live to sin as wicked should make him dislike religion children did. His anxiety for as- itself. surance of an interest in Christ was The means made use of had the very great; and his mother earnestly desired effect-he soon became very praved that the Lord would mani- serious and attentive. And about fesť his favour toward him, and give the beginning of 1817, his mind them a token for good. God in was much impressed by an improvetender mercy heard and answered | ment of those strikin
ment of those striking words of Soher prayers, the fear of death was lomon, Eccles. xi. 9. “ Rejoice, O entirely removed, and the doubting, young man, in thy youth,” &c. and trembling child, who could scarcely by reflecting upon that hymn of Dr. feel courage sufficient to speak to Watts (Book II. Hymn 52,)“Death! his parents upon the concerns of 'tis a melancholy day," &c. From his soul, was enabled in his last this time he was much engaged in lucid moments to exclaim : “I am | reading his Bible, and in secret going to heaven! happy! happy! prayer, and frequently asked his happy! come, Lord Jesus, come father the meaning of scripture pas
sages. He was also very diligent *. Bristol.
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in his attendance upon the public | means of grace-being present not
only at the regular seasons of worBENJAMIN COCKER.
ship on the sabbath, but frequently
attending meetings for prayer, reliBENJAMIN, the son of James and gions conversation, &c. on the evenNancy Cocker, was born at Duck ings of the week, and regularly the worth-hill, near Blackburn, Lan- prayer-meeting of young people at cashire. July 23, 1800, and died of seven o'clock on Lord's-day mornthe small-pox, Dec. 4, 1817. Heings. was the youngest of eleven children, At the church-meeting, previous and was brought up under the care to his baptism, he lamented that he of tender parents. At an early age had not sooner begun to serve God, his father began to inform him of and spoke of himself as the chief of the being of God, and of the per- sinners, giving at the same time a fections of his nature ; of his eternal | very satisfactory account of the way duration; of his holiness, and ha- | in which he hoped to be sared, and tred of all sin; of his works of crea of the doctrines of the gospel. He tion, and of his governing all things was baptized, in company with by his power; of the sin and fall of eight young persons, on the 9th of our first parents, and the eternal | May, 1817. We now looked forstate of the dead. He was told of ward in the hope of enjoying his the love of God to the world, in society and example for many years, giving his Son to die for sinners; of being delighted with, though reproythe love of Christ, the miraclesed by, the great pleasure which he which he wrought, &c. And he seemed to take in spiritual thiøgs. often said, while very young, “Tell | It has often given us unspeakable me more things about Jesus Christ.” | pleasure to see him, after a long
Yet as he grew up, though he and hard day's labour, take his was never immoral, nor even trifling hymn book, sing a song of praise to in his conduct, he seemed less con- | God, and then retire to rest. Erned to improve his knowledge of During his afliction (which contidivine things. He never seemed to nued fourteen days from its comToke pleasure in wicked company; mencement, and baffled all medical and one of the greatest crimes we aid) he was very patient and ro
signed one of his attendants ob- 1 grief is renewed. Yet, when we serving, that he was as submissive consider the dangers and difficulties to her directions as a little child that of this present world, and the trouhas but just learnt the meaning of bles and sorrows he has escaped, words. All that he is recollected we may all rejoice and say, “The to have said about his affliction Lord gave and the Lord hath taken was, on one occasion, “Oh, my away, blessed be the name of the pain is inexpressible, yet, if I am | Lord.” spared, it may do well!” He took
His tender father, great pleasure in the prayers of his
J. COCKER, Sen. Christian friends; and as his disorder rendered talking with them very difficult, he always desired them to spend their visits in reading
RECENT DEATH. to him and in prayer. On one occasion he requested his sister to read him the church covenant; and
REV. JOHN KNOTT. on another, the 287th hymn of Rippon's selection: “ Lord ! didst thou
On Monday morning, the 19th of die,” &c.
October, 1818, died the Rev. John : About four o'clock in the morn
Knott, in a fit of apoplexy, aged ing, December 4, 1817, being raised
sixty-five. He was a good minister in his chair while his bed was made, of Jesus Christ, and had sustained, he departed without a struggle or a with unblemished reputation, the groan, we hope to a better world.
pastoral office over the particular He was interred in the burying- | Baptist church at Chatham, for ground belonging to the Baptist forty-two vears. His mortai rechapel, at. Accrington, and his mains were interred in the Baptist deaih was improved by his pastor, burying-ground on the following from the words which had been the Thursday, attended with every mark means of his conversion, Eccles. xi. 1 of respect from a numerous train of 9; and also in a neighbouring Sun- followers from each dissenting conday-school, where he had been a
gregation. A funeral sermon was teacher, (and where it is supposed
| preached for him on the following he took the fatal infection, though I Lord's-day, from Matt. xxv. 21, he had been inoculated in his in- “ His Lord said unto him. Well fancy,) by Mr. James Bennett, from | done, thou good and faithful ser1 Kings xiv. 13.
| vant: thou hast been faithful over a When he was baptized, his parents few things, I will make thee ruler had the pleasure to see all the fa
over many things: enter thou into mily, consisting of ten persons, mem- | the joy of thy Lord,” by his sucbers of the church at Accrington. cessor, the Rev. W. Giles; and anBut, alas ! how short are the plea-other, on the following Wednesday, sures on this side the grave. One by the Rev. J. Slatterie, at the Inof his sisters, after a lingering illo | dependent meeting-house, from ness, died September 12, 1817 --and Psalm lxviii. 18, “Thou hast asnow our beloved Benjamin is nocended up on high, thou hast led more.
| captivity captive: thou hast received We have now no more help from gifts for men; yea, for the rebelhis diligent hand-no more proofs lious also, that the Lord God might of his ingenuity-we no longer en- dwell among them," On both occa-joy his advice in difficulties--nor sions the congregations were unhear his pleasing voice in singing usually numerous, praises to God. We have no more of his example in his early rising,
“ The memory of the just is blessed."* and zeal for the worship of God.
* We shall be very much obliged to We cannot view his bed his books
any of the particular friends of the de. his tools his work-or the places
ceased, who will favour us with a Me. where we have enjoyed much plea- | moir of him, sant conversation together, but our
Advice to the Teens ; or, Practical | to vigilance and useful activity, and
Helps towards the Formation of whatsoever their hand findeth to do,
gested by the author of " A slight Harry's Holiday : or. The Doing's of Specimen of Moral Songs; such,” one who had nothing to do. By says he,“ as I wish some happy and Jefferys Taylor; with a Preface by | condescending genius would underMiss Jane Taylor, Author of Nur
take for the use of children, and persery Rhymes, Hymns for Infants,
form much better. The sense and &c. Rest Fenner ; 1818.
subjects might be borrowed plenti
fully from the proverbs of Solomon, The intention of this article in our Review, is rather to announce
from all the common appearances than to recommend; for nothing can
of nature, from all occurrences in proceed from this family but what is
| civil life, both in city and country; both entertaining and instructive.
(which would also afford matter for
other Divine Songs. Here the lanAs we lay in bed this morning, (for we Reviewers both nod and
guage and measures should be easy sleep as well as other mortals, our
and flowing with cheerfulness, with imagination roved for comparisons
or without the solemnities of reliinto the vegetable and animal king
gion, or the sacred names of God doms. Jefferys we compared to the
and holy things; that children might early snow-drop or violet; Jane and
find delight and profit together.
L “ This would be one effectual way Ann to the rose and the lily, both of
to deliver them from the temptation which are beautiful, at the same time that they are free from display;
of loving or learning those idle, wanand one of the parents to the apple
ton, or profane songs, which give so
early an ill taint to the fancy and tree, laden with useful fruit in old age; the other to a stately crop of
memory; and become the seeds of standing corn, yielding the fat of
future vices.” the kidneys of wheat, a food nutri
What this incomparable writer tive, salubrious, and agreeable. Or
suggested, Jane and Ann have most Jefferys to the innocent lamb, frisk
ably and successfully executed; for ing in the meadow by the side of its
which we and our children entreat
their acceptance of our sincere dam; Jane and Ann to the beautiful pheasant, and the other bird of
thanks, as well as for their “ City
and Rural Scenes," and other the same family,
writings. " whose gay train
The first time we saw “ Maternal Adorns him, colour'd with the florid hue
Solicitude,” it came to us in circulaOf rainbows and starry eyes ;"
tion as a club-book. We could not, but not resembling him in his love
after reading it, refrain from writing of display:whilst we could not at the corner of a blank leaf at the but compare one of the parents to beginning, “ Prov. xxxi. 29.” If our the domestic bird which, with mater
readers turn to that text, they will nal solicitude, broods its chickens find the following words : “Many under its wings, protecting them l daughters bave done virtuously, but from the devouring kite; and the thou excellest them all." other to
But we must draw to a close. "The crested cock whose clarion sounds" | When our young readers have The silent hours;"
groped about in the dark closet of admonishing his juvenile readers the Minor's Pocket-Book, and have tried to find what they were in search | wishing to acquaint the children of of in vain, we advise them to give the village with the important docover their search for a little while, trines of the Bible, had painted seand to amuse themselves, these veral representations of scripture Christmas holidays, with their young truth, and established a weekly lecfriend Jefferys, in Harry's play-ture at his own house, for the purground; and we recommend to the pose of explaining them. Among heads of families, and to the other these was a painting of “ The Shepfriends of young people, to make herd and his Flock,” wbich being them a present of the former of the shewn to the children, delight and works standing at the head of this admiration were visible in every article ; by which they will be con- countenance. firmed in what their pious parents
" what pretty little lambs !' er and ministers have taught them,
claimed Miss Jane Attentive. And that the ways of wisdom are ways
what a kind-looking Shepherd !' re. of pleasantness, and that all her
marked her sister! " See, see, how paths are peace.
those dirty pigs are rolling about in the mud!' exclaimed Miss Thoughtful.
· And look how those dogs are worrying Narrative of the Mission at Otaheite, the sheep! • But do look, cousin, at
and other Islands of the South that cruel fellow who is setting them Seas ; commenced by the London on ;' said Miss Attentive. See, sister,' Missionary Society, in the Yeur said Jane,the Shepherd has got a little 1797. with a Man, and a Geogra- | lamb in his bosom! how much he seems phical Description of the Islands. to love it !'" Published by Order of the Di-! Like wise children, they requestrectors. Williams, &c.
ed to know the meaning of so This Narrative is drawn up with charming a picture. The explanagreat ability; and the observations
tion follows, in a manner peculiarly which follow, on the important
adapted to impress and edify the events recorded in it, are so judici
s recorded in it, are so judici- youthful and attentive mind. ous and excellent, that the details cannot but deeply interest every one whose heart breathes love to God, The Maxims and Advice of Dr. B. and good-will to man. It is related,
Franklin, accompanied with other " that in consequence of the blessing Remarks, and enforced on the Auof the Almighty on the patient and thority of the Scriptures. Arrangzealous labours of the missionaries, ed in Sections for the Benefit of at least four of the islands of the Youth, and intended as a Sunday, South Seas are now altogether, in school Reward-book. Third Ediprofession, Christian islands." The tion. Button and Son. Price 3d, arrival of further communications, or 18s. per 100. will, it is devoutly to be wished, af
The Franklins lived at Ecton, ford satisfactory evidence of their
near Wellingborough, in the county perseverance in the ways of reli
of Northampton, from, at least, gion.
the time of Henry VI. on a freehold
of thirty acres. The eldest son, The Shepherd and his Flock. '
during the whole of that period, was
a blacksmith, and enjoyed the estate, The many editions through which in the time of Queen Mary they this little work, for the religious in- were Protestants, and concealed struction and entertainment of their Bible, by fastening it on the children, has passed, prove the de- | inside of the lid of the night conveservedly-high estimation in which nience. The leaves were tied back it is held, and render any recom- with a packthread. The Doctor's mendation of it unnecessary. great grandfather reversed the lid on
The plan of it is as follows: his knees, and read to his family,
Truth, a benevolent Christian mi- one child standing at the door, as nister in a country village, attentive sentinel, to the interests of the young, and Josias, who was a dissenter, fled