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Destly inquired, supposing he had quoted praises in sweeter and nobler strains that some text of Scripture, as he had been even she sung on earth. before doing to aid her recollection, he said, “ Compose yourself, my dear, for a few moments, and you will have more To the Editor of the Methodist Magazine strength to praise him :" with the most DEAR SIR, perfect recollection and acquiescence, she It is with inexpressible regret, that I instantly complied; but, as if her enrap- have to present you with the following tured spirit could not cease its song of account, for the Obituary in your invalupraise, it immediately winged its way to able Miscellany. ibe mansions of felicity, there to continue it through one eternal day, leaving its clay Your affectionate but deeply afflicted tenement without a struggle, or groan, or
Son in the Gospel, sigh. A balmy sweetness tilled the room,
J. SAAW. and seemed to say to nature's sorrow in her surviving relatives, “ It is out of
It is rather more than a month since, place.”
my worthy and highly esteemed Super
intendant became indisposed; but in a “ Thus sung she in death, as ber spirit was few days he appeared better, and went
soaring, In ecstacy high, in assurance of grace; .
on with the labours in the circuit, (though Till lost in his glory, and lost in adoring,
far from being well) until Wednesday the She flew, and left only a smile ou ber 25th of November; when he came in out face."
of the circuit, apparently very ill of a The mortal remains of this most dutiful cold. In the evening, medical assistance child, beloved and most affectionate wife,
was obtained, but no danger apprefaithful, valuable, and kind friend, and hended until the following Sunday, when truly pious and holy servant of God, were
he became delirious. We then sought deposited under the communion, in the out for further help; but alas! physicians Meibodist chapel, in Newport, on the and medicine were in vain : every effort 22d of September, the fifth anniversary proved fruitless; and the fever took those of the day of her marriage, amidst the rapid strides, that on Wednesday eventears of hundreds who pressed into the ing, December 2d, about nine o'clock, chapel, whilst many hundreds more in le left the earthly house of this taber. vain sought for admission. The funeral nacle, for “ a building of God, a house service was read, and an address delic not made with hands, eternal in the vered, by Mr. W. Brocklehurst, assisted
heavens." by his colleague, Mr. David Cornforth ;
Mr. ANDREWS came out to travel in and, in the evening, the occasion was
1801. He was a zealous, affec. farther improved, in a truly useful ser. tionate, faithful, and laborious servant mon, from Phil. i. 21, by Mr. G. Birley, in the vineyard of his Lord. As a Chrisfrom Cardiff. On Thursday, Oct. 1st, tian, he was deeply pious, holy, uniform, the funeral sermon
was preached by and steadfast. The Church of God has Mr. James Buckley, from Bath, from to lament a great loss; his wife is bethose most consolatory words in Jobin xiv. reaved of an affectionate, tender, and 1-3, to a crowded congregation, whose faithful husband; and his children, of a feelings during the sermon
tender parent. much affected, that the preacher was
It is said of him, that “ during the obliged to restrain himself in the ex
sixteen months of his residence at Manspression of his sentiments on this field, his conduct was such, as, in the mounful event. Funeral sermons were
strictest sense, to adorn the doctrine of preached in most of the principal places God his Saviour. His loss is deeply dein the circuit, and also in some of the plored by his friends, who revered him dissenting places of worship. To her af- for his piety as a Christian, and his fideflicted husband, the seal of death seems lity as a minister; in every place, and on impressed on every thing below the sky, diffuse the knowledge of the Gospel of
all occasions, his chief concern was, to that has not the tendency to lead his Christ. He possessed a happy talent in mind thither; for in those blissful abodes preaching ; was lively, zealous, and af. are now both his heavenly and his earthly fecting.' But we are early called to feel treasure. Faith, eagle-pinioned, bears
our loss, as he was only about thirtyhim to the throne of the Eternal, and eight years of age. But our loss is his there he beholds his beloved Martha in eternal gain. the inmost circle, shining in the full ra
Mansfield, Dec. 12th, 1818. diance of bis glory, and hymning his
MADRAS AND CEYLON. A number of letters from these stations have been recently received, extracts of which will appear in subsequent numbers. The general complexion of these accounts is very favourable.
Mr. Clough live been to Madras to recruit his health; we are happy to state that he has recovered, and was about to return to Colombo when the last letters were sept oil.
Mr. Lynch has made a purchase of premises for a Mission-house and place of Forship, in the neighbourhood of Madras, between St. Thomé and Royapella, in the midst of a large leathe population. This measure will call for the immediate appointment of another Missionary to that station.
Mr Carver had been obliged to relax a short time from his duties, on account of his health, and had visited Tranquebar and Tanjore. The following are some extracts fronı his journal, which will be continued :
Trincomalee, June 15, 1818. very poor widows, who had long been In consequence of intense application struggling with want and misery, and and study, in a climate unfriendly to whose circumstarces were now so narrow Europeans, nuy health was considerably that want and wretchedness seemed ready impaired, and a change of place was de. to rush into their dwellings, and overNate. Travelling by land or water has whelm them with distress. But these generally a good effect on the human things had opened their ears to refrang, and a short voyage being recuno ceive instruction, and they drank in maled, I resolved io improve iny une every word spoken in the name of Jesus ant lvealth together by visiting the op- for iheir comfort and consolation; and posite coas!, wh:ch has been the scene after the service was ended they assenbled of the labrar of many very einment sero in a little group, burst into floods of tears, ranta of God for beara century. Brother comforting each other with the words Erskine being at Jaffna, on a visit for ile they had just heard, “ Doth God take improvement of his health, I availed my- care of the fowls, and will be not care slf of the opportunity of his presence to for us? the gold and the silver are his, supp'y my lack of service.
and the cattle upon a thousand hills; shall On theisth of AprilBrother Squance ac. we perish ?" companied me to the beach, and lembarka On Sunday, April 20, at midnigl.t, we ed at three P. M.in 3 sinall open boat for weighed anchor, and bore out into the the Peoinsula. The day was fine, and channel which divides Ceylon from the sailing pieasant, and everything around continent, and at day light had lost redtcled the abondant goodness of the sight of land. Creator. Man aloue seemed to be in ena Attwo P. M. we reached Point Cale. sible to the mercy and benevclence of mere, where the post lands from Ceylon God. Among our little company was a during one of the monsoons. A nuniber respectable passenger, whose thinly scat- of men came down and dragged our boat tered locks had grown grey in heathenism. ihrough a noisy da-bing surf, which is I entered into consersation with him, somerimes very dangerous. exsisted by my seryani, but, alas! his When I landed I was a little surprised days had been consumed in a land of 10 find a Britisli encampment near the sen. durkness, where gross c'arkness rests on A detachment under Lieutenadi-Colonel the invads of the people, and his igno. Dighion had come from Trichinnopoly rince of his ill and of God was ex. to avail themselves of a sea breeze. The pored by his defence of the superstitions fround they had chosen was the best the of his countryinei).
It seven P M. we country afforded ; in this part of the coast cast anchor at Kait's, 12 miles from nothing but a barren sand and a few Jaffua, where I meant to remain next bushes appeared to the wearied eye, day, which was the Sabbath.
which sought relief on a few distant in the morning, five or six descendants Palmira trees, or on the sea. The Colonel of Furor' a.s, with some Malabar , came was very kind and condescending, and to hear the word of God. I endeavoured in the evening I dined with the officers of to in-truct them in the best manner I the detachment, who very kindly ren. rould, sitting on a chair and telling them dered me every little help they could, for of the love of Jesus, while tears trickled which I was very thankful. down their cheeks. Some of them were Thus being a little strengtbened in VOL XLII, JANUARY, 1819.
body, and also refreshed by the Spirit's being absent, the other Brethren very energy in my soul, next morning 1 again kindly took the trouble to go with me to committed myself to the great deep, the different places belonging to this excoasting up to Tranquebar. Towards tensive mission ; and in communicating evening we passed Negapatam and Na- my remarks, I must beg the indulgence gore. The latter place presented to the of using my journal. view five towering mosques, which mark April 23. We visited the Mission the power and wealth of the Musslemen buildings, raised by the first venerable there. In the evening we came close Missionaries, and now occupied by their under Tranquebar, but all my entreaties successors. On entering ihe houses once would not prevail upon my boatmen to inhabited by those honoured and devoted go in till next tide, therefore we lay servants of God, I felt awed at the tossing about all night after a day of faste recollection of departed worth. Upon ing and siekness, wishing for the morn- the immediate premises in the town of ing: Day-light at last came to my relief, Tranquebar, the boys and girls schools and Ilonded, and sought out the Mission- are, like the buildings, in a declining aries, who very kindly received me, ad- state, with only about 18 in each. The ministering with readiness to my wants. house built by Ziegenbalg, and in which
Finding myself thus in a place where he dwelt, together with other parts of I was an entire stranger, every thing be- the premises, are sinking into ruin, and came interesting, but the mission cause precent to the passing traveller a gloomy Jay nearest my heart. I remembered this and dejected appearance. But the mutiwas a spot peculiarly savoured by heaven; lated library especially brought from my a place where the standard of the cross heart an involuntary sigh; the books left has long been unfurled; where the atone by the Missionaries, their former posment of the blessed Jesus had been made sessors, and in which they had olien known;
found consolation in this weary land, Whose blood through earth and skies, were now covered with dust, and some Mercy, free boundless inercy cries. eaten up with worms. The senior Missionary, Dr. Cammerer,
(To be continued.)
NEW HOLLAND. We stated in our last the safe arrival of Mr. Lawry in this colony. The letters received from this Missionary afford great satisfaction, both as to the useful and zealous labours of Mr. Leigh, and the extensive openings for Missionary labour, which present themselves in that country. The call for additional help has been considered by the Committee, who have voted the appointment of a third Missionary.
Extraet of a Letter from Mr. Lawry, dated Sydney, May, 1818. AFTER a prosperous voyage of above January. Therinometer 82 deg. But I 15,000 miles, which we completed in suffered less from the heat than I exfour months and eight days. I am safely pected ; this was owing to the largeness arrived at this Asiatic Isle. Goodness of our ship, and the elevation of my and mercy accompanied me all the way, cabin. In the southern hemisphere we and continue to be to niy body and soul a saw only one little island before we made wall to defend, and a portion to satisfy. New Holland ; this was the southernmost
I saw many, to me, new and curious of islands called St. Paul's and Amster. things on the voyage; the sea rose up dam, on the top of which we saw a like little bills in the Bay of Biscay, ex. large fire, supposed to be a volcanic nhibiting a grandeur I had often wished to eruption, as there are no inhabitants on behold. The fertile islands of Palma and the island. Cap. Welsden, who on a Teneriffe, telonging to the Canaries, ex- former voyage landed there, says there cited much admiration; they rise about is a hot spring at the foot of the volcanic three miles above the level of the sea, hill, in which he boiled some potatoes. their tops being generally enveloped in During the voyage, I regularly preached the clouds. In the tropics, 10 deg. N. to the prisoners on the gun-deck, some lat. the air was very heavy and crowded, of whom heard the word with gladness, and the atmosphere quite hazy, by means and received it in the love thereof. I of small insects from the coasts of Africa, have every evidence that I can expect of distant 150 miles; these quite covered the repentance and genuine conversion of all our ropes and sails, having the ap- several of these men. Thank God for pearance of fine sand; they were 26 the first fruit of a fast-coming harvest. times less than mites in cheese, discern. Mr. Aylward, the captain's clerk, and ible from dust only by the microscope. Mr. Clark, a passenger, were very zealous
We crossed the equinox on the 22d of among, and useful to the prisoners. They 12.
raised a good choir of singers, which write, sails in a few days for England, I added much to our comfort on the sea. have not had time to visit the remote And here they have been well rewarded parts of the colony; Paramatia, 15 miles for their singing, as they are taken into from Sydney, is the farthest of my traserieus families contiguous to places of wels. I thank God for the prospects of worship, that they nay assist therein. good which appear there. As the Rev.
April 21th, we made the hills of New Mr. Marsden resides at Paramatta, I lost Holland. On the 1st of May we dropped no time before waiting on him, whose anchor in Port Jackson, a harbour for reception of me agreed with that misbeauty, commodiousness, and safety, ex- sionary zeal, which is so deservedly celled by few.
praised in all the churches. Of the other The day after my arrival, brother clergymen in the colony I cannot speak, Leigh returned from the country setule. but by report, which I am happy to find nents to Sydney; our meeting was ac- is most favourable. panied by mutual joy and gladness. And We meet with no opposition from men, the following sabbaili, meeting early in and many there are who sincerely desira the morning with the little church, we to be taught the things which belong Kere refreshed together like Paul and to their peace. The greatest outward Titus. I feit considerable enlargement Obstacle is the distance of the places while opening and applying Acts xviii. 27; from each other ; but as the inhabitants and in the evening, to a very serious and are rapidly increasing, this will be obviatteative congregation, Acts xvii. 10, 11, ated by your sending more missionaries.
Though our society in New South Wales I availed myself of the first opportunity is small, and the number of truly pious of waiting on His Excellency Governor persons comparatively few, yet the fields Macquarie, who received me in the most are white unto harvest : the uumber of courteous and friendly manner, wishing liearers, in those places which I have me every blessing, and kindly promising visited, is by no means inconsiderable; that influence which might be desirable. and their deep attention and earnest soI then waited on the Rev. Mr. Cooper, licitude, while hearing the word, would chaplain of Sydney, from whom I received be profitably imitated by many of the that welcome which might be expected congregations in England from a very holy minister of Christ. not we expect from a people thus preAs the ship, David Shaw, by which I pared for the Lord ?
SOUTH AFRICA. Messrs. Shaw and Edwards continue their labours among the Namacquas with increasing assurances of success. The inhabitants are improving in the arts and civilization, and give great attention to the word of God. The care expended upon the Hottentot children will, it is hoped, be attended with important effecis in future. The camp forge, implements of husbandry, and other useful articles, sent out by the Committee with Brother Edwards, but which from their weight had been left by him at Cape Town, had been forwarded. Six ploughs had been equipped by the joint labour of Messrs. Shaw and Edwards, for the use of the natives; so that some considerable improvement may be expected in agriculture in the neighbodrhood of the settlement. 'Mrs. Shaw had also received the kind presents of small articles, by several ladies in London, sent out by Mr. Edwards, and acknowledges them in a letter to Mrs. Howden.
The following are Extracts from Mr. Skaw's Letters recently received.
Longrally, Sept. 12, 1818. death! wherefore didst thou pass by the June Ist. Ploughed iwo la ads of wbeat, long ripe grass, the grass withtring, the and was sufficiently fatigued, by reason grass almost dead, the grass bending of the abundance of large roots found in under a pressure of years—wherefore the ground.
didst thou step out of thy path to cut 6th. This morning, about seven o'clock, down this tender flower -But on recolour dear little infant breathed his soul leeting that, " what we know not now, into the hands of him who gave it. How we shall know hereafter," I felt enabled suddenly were our hopes blasted-bow to say, “ It is the Lord, let him do what inexpressible our grief! The flower that seemeth him good.” O that in this soliwas yesterday living, beautiful, fairer tary land we may learn to suffer as well than spring, is to-day cropt by the hand as to do the will of God. of deatb, left to fade and wither in the 7th. This morning our little infant was feld. I was ready to my, ab, cruel in'erred within the walls of our chapel,
Brother Edwards conducted the service, 9th. Slept comfortebly last night in and felt with us the loss of our infant. our waggon, though it was exceedingly
21st. Fonnd it good to my own soul, cold, and the wind very high. This while speaking on the certainty of death, morning, the weather is fine. Our oxen and the preparation necessary for that having been put to the yoke, we desolemn moment; but, especially, 'while scended from the mountain, and exhorting the people to seek a present charmingly pursuing our way to the Bushsalvation in Jesus, who died for them, men's country. who rose from the dead that they might 10th. Rested this evening by Platberg, be justified, and who now invited them where we found a few people almost wild, to come to him and receive his mercy. and sufficiently ignorant of spiritual
" | was,"
July 4th. The poor bastard Hottentot, things. We had heard of the footsteps who had previously spoken to us respect of a lion near the road on which we have ing a Missionary, caine this evening to travelled; but the strong monarch did our settlement. He says, that the people not think proper to visit us, for which who live by and near him, who never we were glad. weard a sermon in their lives, or saw a 11th. À nian named Bukas, having Missionary, are longing for the Gospel. heard we were on our way, came to meet He mentioned a peculiar instance, by us with ten oxen, in order that our cattle, which he had been stirred up to endea- which will have a very long journey, may vour to procure a teacher.
go light. After dinner, some of our own said he, one evening lying in my house, people, who have been in this land with but had not closed my eyes in sleep, nor their cattle, came to visit us ; they shed could I, that night, when supper was abundance of tears during singing and ready, either eat or drink. After having prayer, and were anxious to know when lain some time, there were two ships we should return. presented before me, which appeared io 13th. Another man brought his oxen be sailing on the great waters. Some to help us on our way; and in the even. one then informed me, that the one ship ing we arrived at the old man's house was filled with believers, who were boiy who had invited us to come amongst people, and on their passage to heaven; them. Here a company of people were and that the other was full of impenitent gathered together, desiring to hear the and wicked sinners, who were on their word of life, which, in as simple a man.
passage to heli. A person then asked me, ner as possible, was administered to them. in which of those ships will you go! but 151h. Being helped by the Bastard's before I could give an answer, the ship oxen, we came to Platklip, where my loaded with sinners began to sink, gra- poor wife was ill the whole night. dually descended out of my sight, and I 171h, Reached the Bokkoveld Mounsaw her no more. From whence these tain, where we enjoyed good water. things come, I know not; or who he was During the night, we had thunder and that appeared to speak with me, I know rain ; and the jackalls howled so near our not; but I was sore afraid, and deter- waggon, that we feared they had got inined, as speedily as possible, to pro- some of our killing sheep. cure a Missionary, that we may be 18th. Came to Sackjaslery, where two taught how we can be saved. This is farmers were sitting over a fire, roasting the only end
have in view of coming the egg of an ostrich: they presented to invite you to come to us with the two to us, which we prepared in the Gospel.”
same way; but they were so very strong, sih. Being earnestly requested by the that we could not eat them. We have bastard Hottentot before mentioned, to now travelled four days, without seeing visit his place of abode, we set out about any human being except our own people. four P. M. with our wargon drawn by 19th. Arrived at a farm-house, whiere oxen. My dear wife being so poorly, a schoolmaster teaches their children to and so sorrowful on account of the death read, and preaches to the slaves two or of our little one, was advised to visit the three times a week. The slaves bare warin bath. The journey among these been flogged for going among the bushes people will take us about a week out of to pray; but they still continue. Spoke our proper road; which however is a to the slaves in the evening, when some trifle, if we can be instruments of good of the family were also present. to their souls. Just as we left our house, 25th. Travelled in heavy rain to Teathe mist came on, and the shadow of coevally, where our good friend Mr. Van the evening very soon followed; on which Wyk received us kindly. account, we cannot descend from the 26th. Kept service in his house this mountain.