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fervour, that the LORD would bless me, veral passages of Scripture, as illustra. and hoped we should meet in heaven. tive of the state of his mind; among A few hours before he died, he said, which were Ps. xxiii. 4, “ Yea, though • Bless God! all is well! I am happy!' I walk through the valley of the shadow This was the last connected sentence he of death, I will fear no evil: for thou uttercd."

art with me; thy rod and thy staff they May 21. At Douglas, 1sle of Man, the comfort me;" and Ps. Ixxiii. 25, “Whom Rev. Joun BRAITHWAITE, of White- have I in heaven but thee? and there is haven. To the numerous friends of this none upon earth that I desire beside very amiable and respectable Minister, thee.” He continued to express entire the following extract of a Letter from readiness to suffer all the will of God, the Rev. JOHN BUMSTEAD will be inte- and exclusive dependance on the merits resting :--illow mysterious are the ways of our Divine SAVIOUR, till his spirit of GOD!-Last week I received a letter returned to Gon. from my much respected friend MR. April 12. At Gunnerside, in the RichBRAITHWAITE, saving that he had with mond Circuit, aged 61, Nr. Willia W him in Whitehaven, his daughter, son- BUXTON; a man eminent for piety, zcal, in-law, and their four children, from and usefulness, and a successful Local Bradford, and that they had a desire to Preacher for nearly forty years. He pay a short visit to the Isle of Man. was convinced of sin, when only thirteen About the 21 of June was the time they years of age, under a Sermon preached had then fixeil upon. But the weather by the Rev. Join WESLEY, on “Behold being fine, and the Trader being ready the LAMB of God, which taketh away to sail last Friday, they came off at that the sin of the world." He died in the time. They had but little wind, and full triumph of faith. that not fair ; and consequently were April 21. Mrs. Ann Pye, of Over.. kept at sea from Friday evening at eight Wyersdale, in the Lmcastır Circuit. o'clock till Sunday afternoon at three Througlı grace, she was enabled to meet o'clock. Mr. BRAITHWAITE was sick death without fear; and could say, with soon after he got to sea : perhaps the Paul, “ I have a desire to depart, and sickness brought on his old complaint, to be with CHRIST." the Angina Pectoris. It was with great April 24. At Keighley, Miss NANCY difficulty that he was got ashore, and Brayshaw, aged thirty-nine. For more brought in a chaise to my house. Me than twenty years she maintained a firm

dical aid was in a few minutes obtained, and zealous attachment to the ways and * but to no purpose. A few minutes after people of God; and was diligent in twelve o'clock, he expired in my arms. visiting the sick, and in persuading her MR. B. spoke but few words after he neighbours to flee from the wrath to come.

I asked him if he was happy in She was remarkable for industry, econoGod; he said, Yes, happy!

my, self-denial, and kindness to others. peated several times the following in her last illness, she was most graci. words : “Though your sins be as scar- ously supported, and died in the fult let, they shall be white as snow; though assurance of faith and hope. they be red like crimson, they shall be April 30. At Keighley, Mrs. MARY as wool.'

J. BUMSTEAD." Scott, aged 79. She endured much April 8. At Ramsay, Huntingdon- affliction with christian fortitude; had shire, aged forty-three, 'MR. HENRY no doubt of her final safety; and was MARTIN, a valuable Class-Leader and greatly favoured with divine consolations Local Preacher.' In 1800, be heard in her last moinents. MR. ANDERSON preach froin “ Prepare May 16. At Halifar, after four days" to meet thy God." Under that sermon illness, MR. JOHN FOURNEss. He was he was awakened; and continued to an old and very valuable Member and strive against sin, but was often over- Leader of the Methodist Society, in that come by it, until the August following, town; and his loss will be very long when, under a sermon preached by Mr. lamented by those who knew him best. PINDER, he discerned the way of faith Of him it may be truly said, “ He was a more clearly. He then sought, and faithful man, and feared God above soon obtained, salvation from the guilt many.". We hope that some account of and power of sin. He now became him will be furnished for our Obituary zealously concerned for the conversion in a future Number. of sinners. He was the instrument May 20. At Weymonth, Mrs. Eliof introducing the preaching of the ZABETH BARNES, aged Ofty-three. She Gospel, by the Methodists, into several was among the many who became truly places where much good has been done; pious by the blessing of God on the and was ever ready to do all in his labours of the late excellent R. C. BRACKpower to promote the cause of God. In ENBURY, Esq., at Portland. Her life his last illness, being asked how he felt was useful, and her death exceedingly in the prospect of eternity, he cited se- happy.

came.

He re

A HYMN.
High on thy heavenly seat,

Which calms the troubled brcast,
Jesus, to thee I pray!

When guilty fears invade,
O see the sinner at thy feet,

And bids the trembling spirit rest
Nor turn thine ear away.

In thy perpetual aid.
Embolden'd by thy word,

I ask that hallowing fear,
By want and weakness prest,

That heaven of humble love,
To thy divine compassions, Lord, Which joins a saint in worship
I pour my full request.

here
I ask the joy unknown,

To saints redeem'd above.
That from thy presence springs, E'en now, the veil withdrawn,
When, prostrate at thy awful throne, In fellowship with thee,

Thy Mercy's shadowing wings O might the day of glory dawn!
Temper the light which breaks

The twilight shadows fee!
Resplendent from thine eye;
When soft the whispering SPIRIT

On me, thy suppliant child,

Be all thy form imprest,
speaks,
“ The Lord is passing by."

Thy nature pure, thy Spirit mild ;

That, meet for heavenly rest,
I ask that sight of faith,

I may that call attend,
To humblest mourners given,

Which shall my soul remove, That view of thy mysterious death, And from thy footstool here ascend, Thy pleading power in heaven,

To share thy throne abore.

A. B.

ing;

ELEGIAC STANZAS,
Inscribed to MR.

on the Death of his wife. " The desire of thine eyes" is dead; “ O follow me!” earnest she cries, The nuptial tie is broken;

Her voice from the heavens descendTh' endearing “ wife of thy youth" has fled

“ Press onward to gain the most glorious At the word her God has spoken.

prize, Long tried in this valley of tears,

All earthly good transcending. This world of care and anguish, “Without her were fightings,—within

“ The path of oờedience pursue, her were fears,"

The world's vain pleasures resistAs her health continued to languish.

ing;

In the strength of the SAVIOUR, O fight But firm in the faith she remain'd,

thy way through, On her Saviour's merit relying : To the end of the race persisting! She was by the grace of his SPIRIT sustain'd,

“ And soon shall the conflict be o'er :And triumph'd o'er fear of dying. My minist'ring spirit, delighted, Now wafted to bliss in the sky,

Shall greet thy approach to the heavenly She joins the babes she bore thee,

shore,

To be ever and ever united!" (Who early were call'd to the mansions on high,)

R. D. Among the saints in glory.

Workington, Dec. 6, 1821.

EPITAPH On Mrs. ANN GOODDY, of Cudworth, near Barnsley, who died in peace, Aug, 23, 1821,

Not with dark doubts, and agonizing dread,

Were these rever'd remains to earth consign'd ;
Not with faint hopes ;-nor mourn'd we for the dead;

But for ourselves we griev'd; that, left behind
By her, whose spirit hath outsped the wind,

Soaring to beaven her permanent abode,
Depriv'd of her safe soothing aid, we find

Woes and temptations still along life's road;
Where all safe paths are strait, but ruin's ways are broad. 1. K.

Printed by T. Cordeux, 14, City-Rond, London.

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Tiesleyan-Methodist Magazine:

FOR JULY, 1822.

BIOGRAPHY.

MEMOIR OF THE LATE REV. T. LESSEY:

BY HIS SON,

(Continued from page 351.) Ar the Conference in 1786, my dear father was called upon by Mr. WESLEY to devote himself wholly to the work of God as a regular Preacher; and was appointed to the Penzance Circuit. Here he was exercised with very severe trials, from various quarters. He had, for three years, to maintain an afflicted wife, and a rising family, without any provision for them from the Connexion. This he could not have done, but for a favourable circumstance, which occurred just at that time. An uncle, who resided in Canada, died, and left him One Thousand Pounds. A part of this sum, being in the hands of a bankrupt, was lost. From the remainder, which he succeeded in obtaining, he was forced to draw largely; so that, before any provision was made for his family, nearly Five Hundred Pounds of that was spent. But his severest trials did not proceed from temporal privations. It may justly be said concerning his spiritual conflicts at this time, “Within were fears, and without were fightings." The distressing views he had of his inadequacy to the important work in which he had engaged, almost overwhelmed him ; in addition to which, the incautious, and sometimes unkind treatment, which he received from those who ought to have been his comforters, and the lifters up of his head, deeply afflicted him. I will transcribe what he says relative to his state of mind at this period. It may be serviceable to those who are in similar circumstances;—who are just putting on the holy armour, and commencing that kind of spiritual warfare, in which he was preserved, and from which he has been removed with all the triumphs of victory. In the following remarks, we shall discern that humility with which he was constantly clothed; and which caused him, even in the inexperience and buoyancy of youth, to shrink back under a sense of his own insufficiency, when the magnitude of the work was gradually disclosed to his view. To the influence of this gracious disposition may be attributed the lowliness and diffidence, which marked both his public and private Vol. I. Third Series, July, 1829.

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