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[Collections, Anonymous Donations, and all other Donations of 51. or upwards, received from

16 May to 16 Juno 1823, inclusive. IN LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.

Brought forward...... 10 19 11 8. M. S.-Donation

100 0 0

Beaconsfield.- Rev. J. Jeary-
James Taddy, Esq. Jun.

Annual Subscription

1 1 0 Thomas Richardson, Esq. Monument

Thame. - Collection by Rev.

Mr. Wiftin

10 4 4 Produce of a Penny-a-week for Four Per

22 5 3 sons, from the day of their Birth, in

Cheshire, - Stockport. - Rer.

Sol Ashton.-Collection 7 10 0
consequence of the Treasurer's Ad-
dress at the last Anniversary ; by

Ditto at the Monthly Prayer
their Father, J. S.

22 15 0

9 60 Abstinentiæ lucrum tu Domine me aspice ;

Weekly Subscriptions in a poor per Rev. J. Arundel 10

1 Man's Family.

1 0

1 The Females in the London Female Peni.

0 0 tentiary ........

2 10 0

0 15 0 Bethnal Green Juvenile Missionary So


0 8 0
ciety; by Miss Haye
6 90

20 00 One Year's Contributions from Two Fe.

Herts.--Hertford.-A Friend at.

110 male Servants, E. E. A. & M. A. M. 09

Hants.-Lymington.- Rev. D. E. Ford. Captain Dougal, R. N.-Sub.

Female Association

9 6 5 scription

2 0 0

Ringwood.Rev. A. Bishop and Con-
Missionary Box..

0 15 6

12 15 0 2 1 6

Kent.---Gravesend. - Rev. Mr.
Mrs. M. Simmons.-Donation

Kent and Friends

11 TO
Annual Subscriptions .

2 2 0


Bromley.-A Friend.-Produce of a pair

of Silver Buckles

O 90 Backs. South Auxiliary Missionary So

Middlesex. - Hampstead Auxiliary Society.-Mr. Jos. Burroughs, Treas.

ciety.--Mrs. Dixon, Treasurer ... 8 5 2 Wycombe.-Ebenezer Chapel.

Norfolk.-Yarmouth.-A few Friends, for
Penny-a-week Subscrip-

the support of the Native Teacher,
tion; by Mr. Robinson
3 11 11

“ John Palmer," South Travancore; Three Months' Subscription ;

per Rev. A. Creak. Fourth Payınent 100. by Misses Hussey & Vernon 15 6

Salop.--Shrewsbury.-ev. T. Weaver..

9 4 9 Ditto Crendon Lane ; by M188

Surrey.-Croydon.-Mr. F. S.-Donation 100 M. A. Richards..

1 17 11

Wilts.-Salisbury.--A Friend to Missions; Chinnor.- Rev. J. Paul.

per Rev. Š. Sleigh

0 10 Sunday School .....

2 069

Worcestershire. -Pershore. Legacy Friends by ditto..... 1 4 )

under the Will of the late Mrs. Mary Annual Subscription, ditto 10

Hooper; by Mr. W. Brown, Exor.

Yardley.- Produce of a Missionary Box;
Carried forward...... 10 19 11

by Rev. J. Hoppus

1 11

10 00

Donations for the Chapel and Mission House, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope.
Female Servant Society, Aberdeen

10 0
June Chroniclo, page 266, for Miss Courtney, read Mrs. Hinton..

COMFORT IN DESERTION. WHERE are my bosom friends ? and where Hark! 'tis a word from heaven that breaks The pariners of my woe?

Upon the listening ear, Lo! tliey have left me to despair

Hark! 'tis the voice of mercy speaks, Fled like a vision of the air.

• He ne'er shall want for aid, who seeks Or like the melting snow.

“A God for ever near.' Why Sheba wait, why Tema look ? Rejoice my soul, awake, arise, Why idly hope for aid ?

And heavenward stretch thy wings: Frail as the transitory brook,

Haste, seek your triumph in the skies, -Affliction's life-sustaining crook, Shake off all tickle, sensual ties Affection, now is dead.

To sublunary things.
Rejoice, my leaping heart, rejoice,

My bosom beat with love-
In deep distress we hear his voice,
"A present help when grief annoys,
• The Lord our God shall prove."


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AUGUST 1823.



THE just delineation of moral by a course of habitual industry,

and religious character is an for which he was particularly disessential part of Christian Bio- tinguished. Nor were his religious graphy. And to excite the reader privileges, in the commencement of to emulate the virtues of those who his carthly career, either numerous, have been remarked for their ex- or of so superior an order as those emplary conduct, should ever be a now generally enjoyed.

In his leading object with him that at- early years, the pure light of the tempts to sketch their lives.

It gospel was very partially diffused seems, therefore, that those only over the northern counties of Engwhose piety has rendered them land; and Northumberland might worthy of imitation, should be con truly be ranked amongst the dark sidered as falling within the pecu- places of the earth. It was, as liar province of the religious his- appears from his own diary, in the torian. It is conceived but right twenty-first year of his age, under that the memorials of gospel mi- the preaching of some connected nisters should be allowed a pre- with the Methodists, who had now eminent claim on your pages. But extended their circuit to these parts, may not a less elevated individual, that Mr. R. received those impresaccustomed to tread the humblersions which laid a foundation for walks of human life, be drawn with solid and permanent piety. From propriety from beneath the shade, this respectable society of professand introduced as a pattern to many; ing Christians, however, some time who may never be called to occupy after, the subject of the present the important and conspicuous sta- Memoir withårew from conscien

tious motives ; finding it more proMr. John Ridley was born July fitable to worship with those whose 20, 1759, at Wylam, a small vil- religious sentiments he deemed more lage on the margin of the Tyne; evangelical. But, as was both just whence he was removed at an early and natural, he continued to cherish period of his life to Hexham, where through life a tender regard for he

spent the remnant of his days. that people amongst whom he had The education he received from received the first dawnings of spihis parents was very slender, but ritual light. And, indeed, his libeafterwards considerably improved rality of sentiment, and his cha

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ritable disposition were evinced to- portunity of addressing from the wards all who differed from him awful slumbers of ignorance, deon minor points in divinity, pro- pravity and indifference, to a convided they held what he viewed as cern for their spiritual welfare. In the grand essentials of our holy the prosecution of his hortatory religion, whatever the name by plan (as might be expected in those which they were distinguished, or degenerate times,) Mr. R. bad to the denomination to which they "suffer persecution for the Cross of belonged. When he met those with Christ."' Bat he had the satisfacwhom he could agree to differ, he tion of witnessing some good effects felt no difficulty in presenting them resulting from his humble endeawith the hand of Christian affec- vours amongst those, to whose cation; when “ sick and in prison," pacities his great plainness of he hesitated not to visit them; and, speech was peculiarly adapted, and mingling with theirs his kindred upon whom eloquence would have feelings, he wept over them with been thrown away. tenderness, he prayed for them with But we are now to consider fervency, counselled them with sim- Mr. R. moving in a sphere to which plicity, and spoke of them to others he was, perhaps, upon the whole with concern and sympathy. better adapted; we mean that of a

Mr.R. was not permitted, at any tradesman and a private Christian. period of his life, to commit any At the age of twenty-five he maracts of flagrant immorality. From ried Elizabeth, the daughter of the time that he felt the power of Mr. John Enington, a considerable the gospel in his soul, and was con- glove manufacturer; which business vinced of the odiousness of sin, he having previously learned, he soon uniformly and strenuously endea- began to conduct on his own acvoured to maintain a conscience count. Had success in business void of offence, and a walk and been the necessary consequence of conversation becoming the Chris- industry and care, the deceased tian character. In this he was would have had every thing for scrupulous to such a degree, as led which he could have reasonably some of his acquaintance, who were hoped. But he was called to enby no means ill-disposed, to attach counter difficulties and sustain losses to him the appellation of Tender which no human foresight could Conscience. Having experienced prevent. And after exerting himthe benign and beneficial influences self to the utmost to maintain a long of religion in his own heart, he was and hard struggle, and to keep his solicitous to invite others to partake ground, he had at last the mortifiof the same blessings. With this cation to find himself in a state of single object in view, he com- insolvency. This, to a man of real menced preaching, or exhorting, in integrity, like him, could not fail to such villages around the place of be a source of much uneasiness. his abode, as were not favoured with And what rendered his situation the regular ministry of the word of more gloomy and distressing, he life. This practice may be thought was at this very time the subject of by some exceptionable, and espe-' bodily disease, which threatened a cially in persons not qualified by serious termination, and hence exeducation for the office. But in cited the apprehension, that he this instance it was probably a duty, would never be able with his own and Mr. R. felt it such, to attempt hands to extricate himself from the to rouse those whom he had the op- difficulties in which he was now in

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