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several of her society tickets. After her marriage she removed to Woolwich, at a time when the Wesleyan society was very small; but she was not ashamed of the people of God, because they were little and unknown. The society increasing in numbers, she was judged to be a proper person to take charge of a class; and the duties of a Leader she continued to fulfil with fidelity and usefulness, until disabled by bodily infirmity. During the latter years of her life, she was a subject of much nervous debility, which greatly depressed her spirits at times, and occasioned many doubts and fears respecting her conflict with death. She has often been heard to say, "I do not dread what is to coine after death; but I do not like the thought of dying." As death drew near she was mercifully saved from all tormenting fear. Her death was rather sudden; but she was enabled to rely on the atonement of Christ, saying, “I feel I am going home; for all is right and settled. • Not a cloud doth arise, to darken the skies,

Or hide for one moment the Lord from my eyes.' I bless the Lord, it is all clear sunshine." Seeing her friends weeping, she said, “Why do we mourn departing friends,

Or shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends,

To call them to his arıns." She desired her Leader to inform all her friends, that none of them need doubt the sufficiency of the grace of God to support a feeble worm in the last extremity; for at times she scarcely knew whether she was in the body or not, her soul was so happy in the assurance of the divine favour, and in the anticipation of the rest that remains for the people of God. A little while before she expired, she expressed her full confidence of mecting her family and friends in heaven: and called upon her daughter to praise the Lord, with her, for all his mercies; saying, " There we shall see his face,

And never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his grace,

Drink endless pleasures in." Thus she continued in praise, and ecstasy, and love, until her happy spirit took its flight to the paradise of God.

M. W. Aug. 19th.-At Seamer, in the Scarborough Circuit, James Raine, having been a member of the Wesleyan society thirty-eight years. He had long lived in the enjoyment of God's favour. A little while before his death he ruptured a bloodvessel; and while sinking under its effects he exclaimed, "I am saved through blood;" (meaning the blood of Christ ;) "and through blood I shall enter into heaven." He met the last enemy without fear; and while his family were kneeling around him, his happy spirit entered into the joy of his Lord.

J. R. B. Aug. 26th.-At Market Harborough, Mr. William Atkins, deeply lamented by all his relations and friends. Till the age of twenty-one he remained a stranger to peace, vainly seeking it in the pursuit of worldly gratification. His pious and affectionate mother died before her admonitions were regarded, or her prayers answered on his behalf. But shortly after, it pleased the Lord to pour out his Spirit upon several youths in the village where he then resided. Our friend was among the number, and was awakened to a deep sense of his condition as a sinner before God. He sought the blessing of pardon with earnestness; and by faith in the atonement obtained peace with God. After this he was called to engage in the work of a Local Preacher, in which he was acceptable and useful; and he continued regularly to fulfil his appointments, till February last, when his labours closed. His disorder was dattering; and no apprehension was entertained of its issue, till within the last three wceks of his life. His sufferings were great, but his mind was kept serene and happy. He frequently said, "All is right, all is well. If my Master has more work for me to do, he will raise me up again; if not, he will take me home." He entreated all who sited him to secure that religion which will

support them under affliction, and in death ; ald. ing, “ What should I now do, without an interest in Christ?" A few hours before his death, has sorrowing wife asked him if he thought himself worse : he calmly replied, “O) yes; I canni continue long." She said, “I hope Jesus is precious." He answered, “He is precious!" In this frame of mind he continued till he resigned his spirit into the hands of the Lord. G. V.

Sept. lst.-At Quorndon, in the Loughborough Circuit, after a lingering illness, Mary, the wife of Thomas Raven, aged thirty-two years. She enjoyed a sense of her acceptance with God for three years before she united herself to the Wesleyan society, of which she was eleven years 8 member. She maintained an upright and truly Christian character, and died in peace, and in full assurance of eternal life.

R. M. Sept. 9th.-At Catlou, in the Colne Circuit, John Watson, aged seventy years. When a young man, he was greatly alarmned by a thunder-total, which took place when he was returning from Burnley fair, where he had gone to seek pleasure; and he resolved that, if the Lord spared his life, he would never go thither again for the like pur. posc. About that time he heard Mr. Wesley preach at five o'clock in the morning, in the large parlour of William Sager, Esq., of Southbeld, from the parable of the ten virgins. Under this sermon his mind was enlightened, and his heart powerfully affected. He also retained, to the day of his death, a grateful remembrance of the good he received from another sermon preached by the same venerable Minister, and in the same place, from Job xix. 25—29. He united himself to the Methodist society, of which he continued a steady, upright, consistent, and useful member for upwards of fifty years. Nearly the whole of this time he was a Class-Leader, and long the Society and Chapel Steward, at Southber He was also accustomed to conduct the singing in the chapel where he worshipped. His dan was remarkably easy and sudden. On the erecoing of the night in which he died, he was at the chapel. He opened and lighted it, as usual; and it was remarked that he entered into every part of the worship with great devotion av fervour. He received a copy of the Minutes, and of the Conference " Address," and well home and read till about eleven o'clock." appears that the account of the Preachers who died in the last year engaged his attention. retired to rest, and in the morning was four dead in his bed. His wife had not been disturbed Many fall as sudden, pot as safe." 10

Sept. 20th.-At Kirkhouse, near Bramptoo, the Carlisle Circuit, Mrs. Ann Holmes, in the seventy-fourth year of her age. While compara tively young she was brought to the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus. Her conviction of sin was deer, her godly sorrow overwhelmin and her conversion to God clear and sudut For upwards of forty-six years she was a cu sistent member of the Methodist society, the last thirty of which she was a widow. She was acknowledged by all to be an “Israelite indeed in whom there was no guile." From the time her conversion she never lost her confidence God her Saviour. Like Enoch, she "wa with God;" and in her experience and condu the happy effects of true religion were striking? exemplified. In the various scenes throue. which she was called to pass in the course of pilgrimage, her conversation was as becometi Gospel of Christ. Her light so sbone, that o could not avoid " seeing her good works, glorifying our Father which is in heaven." W death came, being found "ready," she w abled to triumph" through the blood

sedness of Lamb;" happily realizing the blessedness those who die in the Lord.

Sept. 23d.-At Dcuesbury, the Rev. W Day, in the twenty-ninth year of his age. gave his heart to God at an early period life, and was accepted by Him through lå Christ Jesus. His conduct in life proved genuineness of his faith; and his desire and

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his zeal to be the pure flame of love." He was received as an Itinerant Minister at the Conference of 1833, and was approved by the people among whom he laboured. At the Conference of 1834 he was appointed to the Beverley Circuit, under the superintendency of his cousin, the Rev. Robert Day, where he laboured with fidelity and acceptance, for the period of three months, when the bursting of a vessel in the lungs coinpelled him to retire from his work. On his return to his parents, at Dewsbury, his health improved, and his friends indulged the hope of his being able to resume his public labours. These hopes, however, were soon blighted by symptoms of pulmonary consumption, which at length terminated his earthly career; and his “sun is gone down, while it is yet day." During his sickness, he felt that support which religion alone can impart. His sense of his ac. cxptance with God was lively; and this enabled hiin to meet death with the greatest composure. He finished his course with joy.

Sept. 241h.-At Belper, in her twenty-first year, Mary Ann, third and last surviving daughtor of Mr. John Smith, From her childhood she greatly delighted in attending the ordinances of God's house; and was a subject of divine impressions almost as soon as reason began to dawn. For the pleasures and vanities of the world she had no relish; nor is it recollected that, on any occasion, she acted in opposition to the commands of her parents, or was overcome by anger. In early life she united herself to the people of God, and continued a steady follower of the Saviour to the end. Her afflictions were of long continuance, but she bore them with invincible patience. No murmuring word was ever heard to escape her lips. She rather desired to enter into the kingdom of her God, than to continue on the stormy sea of life. While confined to her bed, she employed her time in making articles, the proceeds of which were devoted to the Dorcas and Missionary Societies. Her end was peace. J. S.

Sept. 25th.-At the How, near Watlington, Jane, the beloved wite of the Rev. Isaac Aldom. She was brought to God under the ministry of the Rev. J. M. Byron; and was for twenty-six years a steady member of the Methodist Connexion. The doctrines and discipline of the body she cordially embraced, and cheerfully practised. In the cischarge of her duties as the wife of a Methodist Minister, she was a pattern to many ; and her efforts to promote the spiritual interests of the people were successful. Her Janguage, in the near approach of death, was that of holy confidence. * My God," said she, << will not forsake me." When asked, “Have you any doubt of your acceptance with Him?" she replied, “No doubt; no doubt." J, A.

Sept. 27th.-At Deal, the Rev. James Sydserff, in the tifty fifth year of his age, and thirty second of his labours as a Wesleyan Minister. Last June, when in the High Wycombe Circuit, he had an inflammation of the chest, from the eflects of which he never recovered. When he came to Deal he was so weak that he could not even attend the chapel. His complaint was very flattering; so that he expecte soon to resume bis public labours. But on Friday, the 25th, he gave

all hopes of recovery, and gave instruction respecting his funeral. This he did with a calmness of mind I shall never forget. He also desired to receive the sacramcot of the Loru's supper, and requested that the Stewards might be present. He took the cup, and looked at it for some time; and then said, “The blood, the precious blood of Christ; blood shed for all the human family:" and he wept for joy. I asked him if he could bear singing: he said, " () yes ! O yes! I wish you would sing me home." This was on the Saturday inorning. In the evening he raised his arm, and said, “I shall soon be with Jesus, in glory." On the next morning he fell asleep in the Lord.

J. G. don, in the fifty-fourth year oi her age, Mrs. Sarah Bunting, the beloved wife of the Rev. Dr. Bunting. The deep and general feelings of lamentation, and of sympathy

with her bereaved family, which have been called forth by the sudden decease of this admirable woman, have strongly evinced the estimation in which she was held by an extensive circle of attact:ed friends, for her exemplary Christian character, her intellectual energy and attainments, and her self-denying and un wearied benevolence. She was truly converted to God, and made happy in the enjoyment of his favour, in very early youth,-chiefly through the instrumentality of the late Rev David Simpson, of Christ's Church, Macclesfield; and about the year 1802, became a member of the Methodist society in that town. From that time, it became the principal aim and business of her life to get good and to do good. With the strictest truth it may be said of her, that she habitually lived, “not to be ministered unto, but to minister," in various ways, to the happiness of all connected with her. In efforts to comfort the afflicted, and to relieve the woes and wants of the widow, the orphan, and the destitute, she "excelled," as many in different places can gratefully testify, "among the excellent;"- sparing no pains or labour to serve and succour the unfortunate, and often adding to her personal good offices the successful exertion of her influence with others, on their behalf. The very latest occupations and anxietics of her earthly life were devoted, with her winted cheerfulness and ardour, to several engagements of this description. Her removal, though quite unexpected by her relatives, and by the medical friend who repeatedly visited her during what proved to be the last and fatal paroxysm of a long-familiar and painful malady, did not, however, there is reason to believe, come by surprise upon herself. Many circumstances indicate, that her mind had been, for some considerable time past under special, deep and delightful preparation for the approaching“ change;" and that she was found *watching," in the exercise of a calm, peaceful, and steadfast faith in Christ crucified, for the hour in which her Lord should come, to take her to himself. Sweet and edifying is the remembrance of her well-principled, practical, and cheerful piety; ---of her punctual and devout attendance on the ordinances of God's house;-of her conscientious regard to the due sanctification, by herself, her children, and her servants, of the holy Sabbath, and her careful improvement of it for the purposes of private as well as social worship ;-of her ever-active yet unostentatious beneficence; -of the wisdom, assiduity, and faithful love with which she discharged her conjugal and maternal duties ;-anit, finally, of the usefulness and honour with which, for the period of nearly thirtytwo years, she was enabled to maintain her more public relations to the Christian church, and to the Wesleyan Connexion, as the wife and eminently the help meet of one of its Ministers, and frequently, while her health permitted, the Leader of a female class. Her memory is blessed: may her death be greatly sanctified to the spiritual be nefit of her mourning family and friends! J. .

Oct. 3d. At Brecon, John A. Jones. He was brought to God about six years ago. His affliction was of long continuance, but he endured all paticntly and cheertully. His constant delight was to converse on religious subjects, and to hear of the prosperity of the cause of God. He died happy in God, aged fifty-eight years.

J. B. Oct. 4th.-At Staincross, in the Barnsley Cir. cuit, Mr. George Shaw, in the eighty-sixth year of his age; having been a member of the Method. ist society about sixty-six years. He had been afflicted with some species of cancer upwards of twenty years. His request, when visited by praying friends, generally was, " Pray that I may be enabled to wait patiently until my change come." A few hours before his departure he exclaimed, “ God is mine, and I am his." He was the son of the poted El zabeth Shaw, of whose extraordinary deliverance Mr. Pawson has given an account, in the nineternth volume of the Armin. ian Magazine, page 109.

H. C. Oct. 5th. At Llanelly, in the Swansea Circuit, Catherine Caroline, the lamented wife of Mr. Charles Nevill, in the forty-second year of her

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age. Her juvenile days were spent without at- Oct. 14th -At Strnington, in the Pickering tention to religion, beyond its outward forms, Circuit, Mr. Cornelius Reed, aged sixty-nine. and a moral conduct; but when introduced by For upwards of fifty years he was an upright marriage into a family who knew the way of the member of the Methodist society; and during Lord, she became a regular attendant on the more than forty was a Local Preacher. His first Methodist ministry, by which the eyes of her religious impressions were produced by reading understanding were enlightened to discern spirit. the word of God, and attending divine worship ual things in their excellence. Her heart was in the established Church. He saw that some impressed with a conviction of her state of guilt change was indispensably necessary, to prepare and condemnation as a sinner; and she saw the him for death; though he knew not its nature, necessity of pardoning mt roy. She became a nor the means of obtaining it. On attending the member of the Methodist society; obtained that Methodist ministry, he obtained the requisite inconsolation in Christ, of which she often bore formation respecting the way of salvation, and joyous testimony in her class; and manifested the soon after found " peace with God, through our genuineness of her piety by unremitting atten Lord Jesus Christ." As a Local Preacher he was tion to the ordinances of religion, and her remarkably attentive to his appointments; and readiness for every gooi work. She was an was generally well received, on account of the active and zealous collector for the Bible and earnestness and feeling with whieh he spoke: Missionary Societics; a visiter of the Charity Day. and in several instances saw fruit of his labour. school; affectionate to the Ministers of Christ, His picty was undisputed; and from the period whom she often entertained, and "esteemed very of his conversion, till his death, his path shoot highly for their work's sake." She had been brighter and brighter. A few hours before his indisposed for a few days previous to her death, departure he sail, several times, with great em. yet no danger was apprehended; but, to the in phasis, " This is a faithful saying, and worthy of expressible sorrow of her bereaved husband and all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the only son, she was seized with what was judged world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." to be apoplexy, and was at once peacefully re.

J. H. moved from the circle of her friends into the Oct. 15th.-At Sheffield, aged fifty-nine, Susenjoy of her Lord.

J. B. na, the wife of the Rev. Richard Treffre. This Oct. Ilth.-At Brecon, Llewelen Walters. He estimable woman (whose death will be deeply de had been a member of the Wesleyan society for plored by hundreds of her own sex, to whom about twenty years. of late he appeared to be God made her an instrument of good) was alripening for heaven. His assurance of the favour tacked at midnight by violent spasms, and in less of God became stronger and stronger. In receiv- than an hour she was in eternity.

R. T. ing the Lord's supper, a little before his death, he 'ct. 17th. - At North-Shields, in the th rtywas very happy, and triumphant over every sixth year of her age, Mary M'Allum, widow of fear. His illness, though short, was painful; the late Rev. Daniel M'Allum, M.D. The death but he was divinely supported; and calmnly sell of her excellent husband, which occurred in asleep in Jesus, aged forty six.

J. B. 1827, she felt acutely. The excessive griet Oct. 13th-At Roundhay, in the Leeds East which that event occasioned induced an irregular Circuit, in the sixty-eighth year of her age, Mrs. action of the heart, which, together with the Marris, the beloved wife of Francis Marris, Esq. severe medical treatment necessary to check She derived much spiritual benefit from the mi. the progress of the evil, subjccted her to great and nistry of the late Rev. John Pawson, when sta- almost incessant suffering. That sudering she tioned in the Halifax Circuit, and united herself sustained with exemplary fortitude, and subto the Methodist society, of which she was a mission to the divine will It was truly affecting member about forty-three years. During her to witness the effects of an enlightened and ferlast affiction, which was protracted and exceed vent piety upon the mind, while the body was ingly painful, earthly things appeared trifling and writhing under sudden and alarming paroxysms insignificant, and her affections were fixed upon of pain. On these trying occasions she would things spiritual and heavenly. To her afflicted exclaim, "Now I am going to glory. Mrs. husband, who inquired of her, "Do you love M'Alluin sincercly believed the doctrines, cordiJesus?" she replied, “ Yes, love him above ally approved the discipline, and liberally supevery thing in the world; but I want to love him ported the funds, of Methodism. She was exmore." On the evening before her death, though ceedingly benevolent to the poor. In her last she had not power to articulate, by her smil s she illness the fear of death, by which she had been gave expression to that peace and joy which she frequently brought into bondage, was entirely re richly rossessed. She" fell asleep in Jesus," moved.She desired to depart and be with

W.V. Christ, and died in peace.

POETRY.

THE DOVE.
AND he sent forth a dove from him; but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot."

Gen. viii. 8, 9.
Speed thy light course,-fly, wivg'd. A stranger visitant hath felt
one, fly,

Invade his cloudy throne. Along that shoreless sea ;

And all beneath is but the grave That deluged earth, that clouded sky,

Of that creation fair ; Are not a home for thee.

There gleams no rock above the wave, There be no mates for thee on earth, Nor port of rest is there. Save those thy ark that won :

Then seek afar the tempest-tost And the bright valleys of thy birth,

Companions of thy ark, And waving groves, are gone.

That dimly floats - now seen, now lostFor all the glory of the spring

In yon horizon dark. The dark seas overwhelm,

Swift be thy flight : those waters green And the Leviathan is king

Can show no home for thee; Of an unbounded realm.

Nor yet the mountain tops are seen, The mount, whose towering crest had dwelt Nor yet the olive-tree. 'Mid darkling storms alone,

H. W.J. LONDUN:- Printed by James Nichols, 16, Hoxton Square.

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