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for the worship of God, in the made necessary, and for which Baptist denomination, at Redruth, he was eminently qualified. On and four persons were baptized this occasion he expressed himand formed into a church: ten self in the manner of a holy man, thousand persons are calculated who expects all his happiness to have been present at the im- and success from the favour of mersion of these believers in the God: “ There is nothing lost by Son of God. In 1803, the meet- trusting in God, and but little ing-house was finished, and Mr. gained by depending too much Rowe was ordained over the new
on man: from the latter I have ly formed church at Redruth. been disappointed; but the Lord Soon, however, he was visited by has been beyond my expectasevere affliction--a kind of
tions.” fever, which produced distressing
In January, 1807, Mr. Rowe lassitude, attacked him, and, at
was married to a pious and ami. one time, he anticipated death, able woman, with whom he enbut without any anxiety as to the joyed the greatest domestic felievent, saying, "* Not my will, but city, and who survives to lament thine, O Lord, be done.” It the loss of a very holy and affecs pleased God to bless the means
tionate associate, and, alone, to used, and the disease was greatly bring up a young family of four removed; but he was soon to children.* As she fully deserves, experience another visitation of so, it is hoped, she will receive sickness, more severe than the all the affectionate attention and former had been, in which he generous kindness the numerous suffered much dejection of mind. friends of her departed husband
On January 2, 1804, we find can render; and the blessing of bim preparing for a long journey the widow and the fatherless shall in quest of health : it was the come upon them who visit them will of God to bless this measure,
with favour in their affliction. and his pious servant rejoiced For many months we find him, that his work, in the cause of after his marriage, going on his truth and holiness, was not yet way with affectionate solicitude finished, and in May he returned for the salvation of his hearers, home greatly improved in his and, with constant, earnest praystrength of body. This year his er, asking it of God, saying, congregation increased, and his “I had rather be an useful miusefulness was considerable. nister than a splendid monarch."
In June, 1805, he had trials Like most other experienced that deeply afflicted him; but servants of God, he bad occasion God was gracious to him in com- to say of some, who, in affliction; municatingpowersul consolations. had promised to seek the Lord : Borrowing the words of pious "Your goodness is as a morning and faithful Mr. Bastian, of cloud, and as the early dew it Truro, his and my dear friend, goeth away.” He informs us how he writes, “What God will, how much his mind had been pained God will, and when God will." in witnessing, in more than one
In July, be hired a house, with a view to receive young
* Subscriptions are received by the persons for the purpose of edu- Rev. Mr. Şaffery, Salisbury; the Rev. T. cating them : thus engaging in and W. Gillman, Esq. at Ladbroke and
Griffin, King-street, Commercial-road; duties which his circumstances Co.'s, Bank-buildings, Cornbill.
ease, the very little dependence, he thought it right to look forthat could be placed on resolu- ward to leaving this field of extions and convictions, while the ertion. hand of God was on a sinner- In June, 1813, he visited Weysick-bed repentance he regarded, mouth, and this induced his final from observation, as very doubt- removal from Cornwall. About ful.
the middle of October, in this In 1812, we learn that indis- year, he accompanied his family position of a serious nature came to their new place of residence, upon him, and he, subsequently, in Dorsetshire, where, soon after suffered much from nervous af- their arrival, Mrs. Rowe was at. fections.
tacked by a fever, and his youngAbout the end of this year, est child was languishing under my brother, who is now where a consumption, which induced sorrow never invades, was greatly an affectionate and pious heart tried, and we will give the ac- to exclaim: “ In every place afcount in his own words:
flictions await me, but they come “ Jan. 1, 1813. I left Cornwall from my heavenly Father. The for Liverpool, in the beginning of cup he sends, shall I not drink the last month, with an intention it!" to supply them for five sabbaths. In little more than six months When | left home, one of my after they had left Cornwall, little dear babes was seized with the Henry was removed by death, measles, and she was mercifully and the rest of his family were restored; but my dear Meta has visited by affliction: but, under fallen a victim to its rage, and all this, he enjoyed tolerable liapmy infant, Henry, is in most piness, because his ministry apalarming circumstances. Add to peared to be owned of God; and this, my dear wife, worn down the new interest at Weymouth by toil and anxiety, is now con- promised, under the gracious infined to her bed, and has been fuence of the divine Spirit, to in most distressing circumstances, increase. while I have been four hundred Mr. Rowe's health had, in the miles distant."
spring of 1814, considerably deHe endured with patient re- clined ; and, after July 24, he signation to the will of God, and was not able to preach for several
May my heart be hum- months, which was the more to bled under the strokes of him be regretted, as his new meetingwho will not always chide.” house was opened for divine
Early in this year, there ap- worship but a few days after the peared to Mr. Rowe some reason commencement of this interrupto think that his continuance at tion in his public labours. In Redruth would not be for a wuch November, a bilious complaint longer time. The writer of this began to aflict him, which, for very well knows how much his some time, assumed alarming friend was reluctant to leave a appearances, and reduced him to situation of promise, and how extreme weakness, so that death much he was ever willing to sa- was hourly expected to end his crifice, if the will of God ap- sorrows. Contrary, however, to peared to be on the side of longer medical opinion, the languid sufsuffering : but, at this time, on a ferer revived, and hope was en, review of all his circumstances, tertained that he would advance
to matured health-in every breast has provided; it is a full, a comit lived except his own. A change plete salvation.” The thought of of scene being recommended, he dying had been ainful to him ; was removed to Frome, in the but when the hour came, he exbeginning of February, and the claimed, “ Is this death? I can tone of his spirits was a little bear this.” Wishing to lessen raised: but his strength did not his anxieties on her account, Mrs. increase, nor were the symptoms Rowe whispered to him, " We of his complaint of a better ap- shall soon follow you." "O, pearance. To find shelter from yes," was his reply, “ a few more the cold winds of March, he re- rising and setting suns and you moved, next, to Bath, designing, will come. I will welcome your in the advance of spring, to try arrival; I will be your conductor the air of Clifton. But God had to the Majesty of heaven.” At determined otherwise ; for, al- another time, he exclaimed, “Oh. though the general aspect of his let me go to that Jesus through case was more promising after whom I have been converted, his arrival at Bath, in a few weeks whom I love, and whom I have consumptive symptoms returned preached: but I shall never with increased strength, and it preach again to my dying fellow was not long before they were sinners. The battle is foughtfollowed by death. About a the victory is won; but, it is week before he retired to heaven, through Christ I am now going he fell suddenly on the sofa, to wear the crown.” On Tueseither through spasm or faintness, day, April 15, Mr. Rowe died : which continued for some mi- he was interred on the Saturday nutes. As soon as he recovered evening following, in the Baptist sufficiently to be raised, he ex- burial ground, at Bath. Some of claimed, “Oh, surely this is a the persons of his congregation death seizure !” and, looking com came from Weymouth to pay the passionately on Mrs. Rowe, he last tribute of respect to their added, “Oh, Mary! recovery is beloved pastor ; and many worthy out of the question, we must nomen of God followed him to the more think of it; God is, indeed, house appointed for all living. about to take me out of this Mr. Jay, who, with the Christian world ;” and, lifting up his eyes, friends at Bath, had manifested he prayed, “ Lord Jesus receive to our departed brother, in his my spirit.” With much com- last affliction, the most generous posure he directed in what way kindness, delivered a suitable ad. he would be taken to his bed. | dress at the grave, and Mr. PorAnd, from that hour, became ter prayed. Mr. Porter preached very anxious to depart and be a funeral sermon on the following with Christ. In a day or two, sabbath morning, and Mr. Jay his much-valued friend and tutor, improved the event in the evenDr. Ryland, of Bristol, came to ing. Mr. Jay's sermon has been see him; to whom he observed, published, and may be found in “ If transport be a necessary evi- his fourth volume of Short Disdence of Christianity, I am no courses. Christian; but, if trust be an Some of the finest flowers thạt evidence, then I am on the right were ever wet with the dew of foundation. I desire no other heaven, or painted by the sun, salvation than that which God have bloomed in retired places,
and were never exhibited to ge-
INTO OUR PALACES.
Pallida mors æquo pulsat pede pauperum tai the most inflexible integrity : 1 Regumque tunes. O beate Sexti, while purity, devotion, and be
summa brevis spem nos vetat inchoare longam.
Hor. nevolence of heart, and a deport- Pale death with equal foot strikes wide the ment of corresponding goodness, I of royal halls and hovels of the poor.
door proved them to be the children | of God. Not always have such favoured individuals been intro- ||
| SOLOMON affirms, “That all duced, in an imposing attitude,
things come alike to all; that to the public eye, like a statue of
there is one event to the rigbteous exquisite beauty of form and of
and the wicked." This senti
ment, however, cannot by any workmanship, placed in a noble square of some great city. They
means be regarded in every point have, not unfrequently, received
of view as correct: all occurthe honour of more private and
rences are not in every respect discriminating observation, like
alike to all. It is absolutely certhe fine busts which adorn the
tain, that all events, even those mansions of the opulent admirers
which are termed adverse and of the illustrious dead. Consti
afflictive, shall issue in the real
welfare of the people of God; tutionally modest and retiring, possessed of excessive sensibility,
and that all circumstances, though my dear departed brother always
apparently in a high degree progshrunk from public notice, as far
| perous, will be unavailing as to as circumstances and conscience
| the permanent felicity of the unwould permit. With moral and
godly. God, “ who cannot lie," intellectual qualities and attain
has said, “ It shall go ill with
the wicked." The pious and the ments which would have surrounded him, in a conspicuous
profane do not sustain afflictions situation, with honours and ap
alike; the one exclaims, “ I will plauses, he has modestly finished
bear the indignation of the Lord, the labours of his life, and re
because I have sinned against tired to the rest of paradise, and
him : I reckon that the sufferings
of the present time are not worthy the enjoyment of God. “ He was a faithful man, and feared
to be compared with the glory God above many:" to him the
which shall be revealed :" while
the other murmurs at the divine approving Judge has said, “ Well
dispensations, and says, “ They done, thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful
have taken away my gods, and over a few things, I will make
what have I more?” They do thee ruler over niany things : en
not die alike: “Mark the perfect ter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”
man, and behold the uprightLondon.
the end of that man is peace.” Mrs. Rowe, anxious to provide for
Their future portion in eternity is herself and her four young children, has not alike, but different as endless taken a house, in a healthy and pleasant joys or sorrows. Yet the righsituation, at Kentish-town, where she teous and the unrighteous meet receives young geätlemen under ten years of age, to be boarded and aided
with similar bereavements, disin their preparatory studies. See Cover.
appointments, and afflictions, and VOL. X.
death calls, with a voice equally! How surprising and lamentable loud, at the doors of cottages, is the origin of Death! This and the palaces of kings. | tremendous spoiler was not al
The painful occurrence which ways amidst the works of God. bas filled the nation with undis. The adorable Creator formed man sembled grief, reminded me of upright, in his own sublime and the language of the prophet, holy image He placed him in (Jerem. ix. 21,) “ For death is a paradise, where all around him come up into our windows, and was “beauty to his eye, and is entered into our palaces.” How music to his ear." He conferred terrific is the personage here pre- on him this magnificent domain sented to our view by the sacred as his rich inheritance. " Of all writer; it is DEATH. And how the trees of the garden,” (a grant solemn is death. It is an entire unspeakably beneficent,) said he, and everlasting separation from " thou mayest freely eat; but of the scene, which now occupies, the tree of knowledge of good and alas! in too many instances, our evil, thou shalt not eat of it-in whole attention. To those who the day thou eatest thereof, thou have experienced this great tran- shalt surely die." This one tree sition, the flowers of spring bave he reserved as a test of the crea. lost their beauty and their fra- ture's obedience, as a continual grance,-the animating beams of exhibition of his own most rightsummer exhilarate them no more, ful sovereignty. With the most
-autumn, with its blushing Alagrant ingratitude, and horrible fruitage, has no attractions,-nor rebellion, our first parents, in dedoes winter, with its majestic fiance of all that was sacred and tempests, again awaken them to divine, took of the hallowed admire his unrivalled grandeur, tree, and renounced their allewho “ rides in the whirlwind, giance to the Most High. and directs the storm." The Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat pursuits, the enjoyments, the Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe
That all was lost. honours, and the riches of the Sky low'r’d, and muttering thunder, some sad
drops world, afford them no gratifica- | Wept at completing of the mortal sin tion ; have entirely ceased to be Original." the subjects of anxiety, are to How certain is the attack of them « less than nothing, and Death! Windows and doors, vanity."
though secured by bars of adaDeath severs the tender ties mant, are no security: and forwhich bind us in endearing bonds tresses and palaces, deemed im. to parents, to children, to bro- pregnable, are scaled in an in. thers, sisters, and friends ;-it stant, and taken by this great tears asunder soul and body, so enemy. It is his appointment, intimately united, that they are who directs the stars in their “ link'd more close than wedded courses, whose counsel must pair ;"-—it is a departure from our stand, and whose will is, as it earthly home to return to it no ought to be, irresistible, and must more;-it fixes our character be accomplished, that all Hesh without the possibility of an al- shall die, and return to dust. teration, and introduces us (O " As for man, his days are as truth, unspeakably solemn and grass, as a flower of the field so aivful!) to boundless sorrows, or he flourisheth; for the wind pass-, eternal joys.
eth over it, and it is gone; and