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has accumulated a stock of men- might have been his natural teme tal riches, which few of us pos- per, it is certain that mildness, and

He would not very fre- patience, and gentleness were proquently surprise us with new or minent features in his character. original thoughts; but neither One of the Students who was would he shock us with any thing with him, said, he never saw him devious from truth or good sense. lose his temper but orice, and then Good Mr. Hall, of Arnsby, hav- he immediately retired into his ing heard him soon after his com- study. It was observed by one ing to Olney, said familiarly to of his brethren in the ministry, Brother S. is a safe man : at an association, that the

proyou never need fear that he will mise of Christ, that they who say or do an improper thing.' learned of him who was meek and He particularly excelled in lowly in heart, should

find rest in practical judgment. When a their souls, was more extensively question of this nature came be- fulfilled in Mr. S. than in most fore him, he would take a com- Christians." He was

66 swift to prehensive view of its bearings, hear, slow to speak, slow to and form his opinion with so wrath.” Thus it was that he exmuch precision as seldom to have emplified the exhortation of the occasion to change it.

His apostle, giving no offence that the thoughts on these occasions were ministry be not blamed. prompt, but he was slow in utter- There was a gentleness in his ing them. He generally took reproofs, that distinguished them. time to turn the subject over, and He would rather put the question to digest his answer. If he saw for consideration, than make a others too hasty for coming to a direct attack upon a principle or decision, he would pleasantly say, practice. I have heard him re'Let us consult the town-clerk peat Mr. Henry's note on Prov. of Ephesus, and do nothing rash- xxv. 15. with approbation—“We ly. I have thought many years, say, Hard words, break no bones, that amongst our ministers, Abra- but it seems that soft ones do." ham Booth was the first Coun- A flint may be broken on a cushion, sellor, and John Sutcliff the se- when no impression could be made cond. His advice in conducting onit upon an unyielding substance. the Mission was of great import- A young man, who came to be ance, and the loss of it must be under his care, discovering a conseriously felt.

siderable portion of self-suffiIt has been said that his temper ciency, he gave him a book to read was naturally irritable, and that on self-knowledge. he with difficulty bore opposition: He is said never to have hastily get that such was the over-bear- formed his friendships and ac, ing influence of religion in his quaintances, and therefore rarely heart, that few were aware of it. had reason to repent of his conIf it were so, he must have fur- nexions; while every year's connished a rare example of the truth tinued intimacy drew them nearer of the wise man's remark, “Better to him; so that he seldom lost his is he that ruleth his spirit, than be friends—but his friends have lost that taketh a city." Whatever him!

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He had a great thirst for read- I ability I would spread the gosing, which not only led him to ac- pel through the world.' His cumulate one of the best libraries knowledge of books was very exin this part of the country,* but teusive: he appeared to have a to endeavour to draw his people facility in extracting the substance into a habit of reading.

of them in a short time, as a bee Allowing for a partiality com- extracts the honey from the exmon to men, his judgment of cha- panded fiower. He possessed an racters was generally correct. equal facility in knowing men, Nor was it less candid than cor- more especially ministers, and rect: he appreciated the good, that not confined to his own deand if required to speak of the nomination. So that in a few evil, it was with reluctance. His minutes he could give you an eye was

a faithful index to his account who they were, what mind; penetrating, but benig- places they had occupied, and nant. His character bad much what was their general reputaof the decisive, without any thing tion. From this he was many conceited or over-bearing. times able to give seasonable

In his person, he was above the advice. ordinary stature, being nearly six “I believe (says a minister, feet high. In the earlier stages of who had been one of his pupils) life he was thin; but during the I was the first young man placed last 20 years he gathered flesh, under the care of our dear dethough never so much as to feel ceased father S, From my first it any inconvenience to him. His acquaintance with divine things, countenance was

grave, but cheer- on seeing aud hearing him occaful; and his company always iu- sionally in my native village, I teresting.

formed a very high opinion of the But I shall conclude with a general excellence of his characfew extracts of letters concerning ter; and the intimate knowledge him, which I have received since I had of him, from residing in his his decease, from those who knew family, so far from diminishing him intimately.

my esteem and veneration for “ His zeal for the cause of him, greatly increased them. His Christ, (says one of his congrega- piety was not merely official and tion,) was uniform, and increas- public, but personal and habitual. ingly ardent, to the end of his The spirit of devotion rested on life. One of the last conversa- him. He was the man of God tions that he had with me, he in all his intercourse. He conconcluded in these words Fare- ducted the worship of his family wel! Do your utmost for the with singular seriousness, ardour, cause of Christ. I have done a and constancy; never allowing little, and I am ashamed that I any thing to interfere with it, exhave done no more. I have such cept great indisposition. He views of its importance, that had manifested a parental tenderness

• This library is left by his Will to the Bradford Baptist Academy, only on condition of the trustees paying 1001. to his relations; a sum far short of its value.


and solicitude for the welfare of “I have just heard (says anohis pupils, and took a lively in- ther, who had, some years since, terest in their joys or sorrows. I been his pupil) of the death of have seen him shed the sympa- Mr. $. It has returned upon thizing tear over them, in the me whether alone or in company. hour of affliction. Such was the Such an event may well do so. kindness and gentleness of his de- Io him I saw bright lines of reportment, that they could freely semblance to our Lord and Masimpart their minds to him; but ter, such as are seldom to be met while his affectionate spirit in- with in poor mortals. Such amivited their confidence, the gravity ableness of manners, so much of of his manner, and the commande the meekness and gentleness of ing influence of his general cha- Christ, of sound judgment, and racter, effectually prevented any warm' affection, we rarely see. improper freedom being taken united. While memory holds her with him. Such too were the place, his name and manner will sentiments with which he was re- be cherished by me with pleasing garded among his people: they melancholy, not without antici. loved and venerated him. He pations of meeting him in another heard the sermons of his younger and better world.” brethren with great candour, and “The memory of Mr. S. (says if he saw them timid and embar- another, who had been his pupil, rassed, on public occasions, he and who was present at his death) would take an opportunity of will live in my warmest affections, speaking a kind and encouraging while I possess the powers of reword to them, and aim to inspire collection. It seems impossible them with a proper degree of con- that I should ever forget such a fidence. He was singularly re- friend, or speak of him without gular and punctual in fulfilling blessing God that I ever knew his engagements, whether in him.

I am grieved that he is preaching or visiting, not only in gone, yet grateful that he was attending, but in being there at continued with us long enough the time, and earnestly inculcat- for me to receive his instructions, ed it on his pupils, if they wished and to witness his example. You to command respect.

have heard some of his dying sendeavoured to preserve and pro- timents. As his address to me mote the order and regularity of may be considered as his dying christian families where he visited. advice to the young men, who I never saw him out of temper were under his tuition, I commubut once, and that was produced nicate it, leaving it to your disby want of punctuality in another cretion what use to make of it. person. I often regret that I did About 3 in the morning of the not profit more by his instructions day on which he died, like Israel, and example.

He has many he strengthened himself, and sat times, by his judicious counsel, up on his bed. Calling me to been the 'guide of my youth.' him, he, in the most affectionate His name and his memory will manner, took hold of my hand, ever be dear to me. My father,

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had when you come to die. It is reference to the pouring out of one thing to preach, and another the vials, it is asked “Who shall to do it as a dying man. I am not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify glad you are settled where you thy name? For thou only art are. I think you may say, I dwell holy: for all nations shall come among my own people. I am and worship before thee, for thy glad we ever knew one another. judgments are made manifest.Spiritual unions are sweet. I The sense is, that the judgments have fled to Jesus : to his cross I already found upon the earth, and am united. The Lord bless you, those which are yet to come, will, and make you a blessing.”

with the word of God, which shall at the same time be spreading, be the means of effecting that

great change in the moral state of PROPHECIES,

the world, which prophecy gives

us to expect. Referring to the Millennium. Let us observe the effects pro

duced by the events which have No. II.

already occurred. We

formed, by a serious and intelligent Remarks on Chap. xxvi, 9, in spectator, that a deep impression reference to the present times.- was made upon the continental • When thy judgments are abroad armies by the late sanguinary conin the earth, the inhabitants of the tests. The Rev. Mr. Hallbeck, world will learn righteousness." Moravian minister, who, in the

If the foregoing piece * contain summer of 1813, travelled through the true meaning of these pro- the North of Germany, while ocphecies, there can be no doubt cupied by the French and Allied but the words in verse 9th, refer armies, and published a narrative to the calamities preparatory to of his journey, writes as follows the overthrow of the papal anti- “ It is impossible to describe the christ, and the introduction of the ardour and enthusiasm, which millennium. Some of these we prevailed in Prussia, as soon as the have seen ; others are yet to come; people were permitted to take up but the most interesting character arms against their oppressors. pertaining to them, is that under Scarce were the intentions of the them “the inhabitants of the Monarch known, before world will learn righteousness. .whole country was in motion, It is not enough to understand and thousands flew to arnis. them of what ought to be, but Counts and Barons, professors of what will be. The inhabitants and students, masters and serof the world have in all ages been vants, enrolled themselves as comtaught righteousness by the judg. mon soldiers, and those who could ments of God; but now they not bear arms, gave money. The shall learn it. The same thing is ladies sold their jewels, their gold, foretold in Rev. xv. 4; where, in their very hair to aid the common

*See Bap. Mag, for January, p. 14. Vol. VII.



cause; they left the toilet to pro- the band to parade the streets as vide for hospitals, to dig entrench- usual in the evening; but being menis, &c.

told that there was a meeting for This enthusiasm, to which divine worship at that hour, he modern history presents no equal, postponed the music, and he and was combined with a religious all the officers and soldiers attendspirit pervading the whole na- ed the chapel. tion. The iron time (as it “ To this modest and pious is called) since 1807, had sub- spirit was joined a bravery equally dued the pride of the people, and enthusiastic, of wbich it is not the terrible judgments in Russia easy to form an idea, without havhad opened their eyes. The ing been a witness to it. Consoldiers were solemnly consecrat- QUER OR DIE, was a resolution ed for the war by their parish mi- legible in the countenance of every nisters. It was a most affecting soldier, which was not effaced by scene to see some thousand young the most adverse circumstances, warriors together, receiving in and which influenced those who structions from their minister, and were naturally of a weak and timid the blessing of the church, of disposition." their parents and relatives, before i lay no stress on the durability they went to fight for liberty. Every of these impressions : some of heart was noved, every eye shed them may have continued, others

may have subsided; but however “ The same good disposition this be, we may see how the and unparalleled enthusiasm per- mighty hand of God when stretchvaded also the regular troops. ed out, can subdue the spirits of They were no more the boasting men. The inhabitants of Prussia, self-confident Prussians of 1809; and other Continental nations, on the contrary, modesty and de. have of late years been said to be pendance on help from above, remarkable for their infidelity : formed the general character of but infidelity at this time seems to Blucher's army.

With God, have hid its head. For our KING AND COUNTRY, Farther, Is it not deserving of nas the notio embroidered on notice, that while some of the their standards, eng: -.ven in their most awful judgments have been hearts. Cursing and swearing, abroad in the earth, and men's the common vices of soldiers, minds have been impressed by were seldom heard; no songs were them, an impulse has been given allowed to be sung, till revised by to circulate the Holy Scriptures, the Colonel, and approved by a such as was never before known? clergyman. Many of urese songs Without enquiring, whence this were of a religious, and all of a impulse proceeded, its existence moral tendency. The regiments and extent are manifest to every were not indeed provided with observant eye. The remarks made chaplains, but they attended di- upon this subject in respect of vine service, as often as circum- Russia, in the Eclectic Review stances permitted.

for November, are worthy of no“Eight hundred Prussians were tice, and will in part apply to once quartered in Herrnhut. The other nations as well as Russia. cemmanding officer had ordered “ Iu contemplating the exertions

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