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promising abilities, and preached with acceptance on different stations for four years. His last appointment was to Tortola, where he died happy in GoD on the 21st of July, 1821. His last words were, "I am perfectly happy, and fully resigned to the will of my great Creator."

(2.) JOHN DACE; who was born at Wednesbury, in the year 1784. Early in life he was brought to a saving knowledge of "the truth as it is in JESUS," and having proved the Gospel to be the power of Gop unto salvation," he was called to publish the same grace to others. After having for a time exercised his talents as a Local Preacher, he offered himself as a Missionary to the West Indies. In all his deportment he adorned the Gospel, and appeared to live under a joyful sense of the presence of GOD. For several years he enjoyed the perfect love of Gop. As a Preacher he was unassuming and simple. His talents were not great, but they were used in humble dependence upon the Great Head of the Church; and in every place he was an instrument of good, especially to believers, in building them up in their most holy faith, and leading them on to entire holiness. On the 30th of August, 1821, at his station in St. Bartholomew's, he was taken ill of a putrid fever, which increased in violence for four days, when he sunk under its power, and died in the fifteenth year of his itinerancy, triumphing in that SAVIOUR Whom he had preached to others. (3.) GEORGE JOHNSTONE, who was a native of Berwickshire. At the call of GOD he cheerfully left his native land to preach the unsearchable riches of CHRIST to the negroes in the West Indies, and was appointed, during the continuance of his life and labours, to the most important of our stations in those colonies. The distinguishing traits in his character were promptitude in the discharge of every duty, inviolable integrity, a zeal stimulating him to the severest labours and privations, and a constant flow of benevolent feeling. His name will be dear to thousands in the West Indies for many years to come. Having laboured in the most successful manner in various islands for nearly eighteen years, his valuable life closed, after an affliction of twenty-two days, at Morant Bay, Jamaica, on Friday the 5th of October, 1821, in the fifty-seventh year of his age. Few men have died in our West India Mission so greatly lamented as this excellent and laborious servant of GOD, whose praise in the Gospel is in all the churches in that part of the globe.


was a native of Staffordshire, and was appointed to Jamaica by the Conference in 1817. He was a young man of no ordinary ability as a Missionary. His diligence in study, and his accurate knowledge of our doctrines and discipline, qualified him to give sound in struction, and to manage with wisdom the affairs of the Societies committed to his charge. He had suffered much for nearly three years in consequence of a severe cold, from the effects of which he never recovered. His last sickness was a fever, which, in a few days, removed him from his useful labours to that rest which remaineth for the people of Gov. He fell asleep in the LORD at Morant Bay, Jamaica, on the 24th of September, 1821, in the twenty-seventh year of his He was much beloved by the Societies in the places in which he was stationed.


(5.) GEORGE BELLAMY; who was a man of considerable piety and talents. Having travelled seven years in England, he was influenced, by compassion for the perishing heathen, to offer himself as a Missionary to the West Indies, to which part of the world he was appointed by the Conference in 1817. In this Mission he laboured nearly four years, during which time he was exercised with much personal and domestic affliction, which gradually impaired his constitution. His heart was much engaged in the prosperity of the work of GOD. His conduct was uniformly consistent with his chris tian profession, and his death was peaceful and happy. He died in Demerara, Nov. 2d, 1821.

(6.) WILLIAM AMES; who was born near Wellington, in Shropshire. He was appointed a Missionary to the West Indies, by the Conference in 1818. The first station he filled in that capacity was St. Vincent's, where he laboured with acceptance and success; from thence he was removed, in 1821, to Demerara, where he continued his labours until the month of October last, when after seven days' illness, a putrid fever put a period to his mortal life. He was firmly attached to our doctrines and discipline, and faithfully discharged every duty of his calling. In the awful moment when his heart and flesh failed, he found GoD to be the strength of his heart," and died with the glorious assurance that he would be his "portion for ever."

(7.) WILLIAM BELL, aged twentyseven.-He was a native of the neighbourhood of Louth, in Lincolnshire. Previously to his leaving this country, he acted for several years as a Local Preacher with general acceptance, and supported an exemplary character for

steady and consistent piety under circumstances more than ordinarily trying. His zeal and steadfastness, combined with the soundness of his bodily constitution, seemed to mark him out for peculiar usefulness in the station on the river Gambia, West Africa, to which he was appointed; but He, whose "thoughts are not as our thoughts," did not long permit his continuance there. Shortly after his arrival, he was assailed by a violent fever, which occasioned his death on March 15th, 1822.-When free from the delirium caused by his disorder, he expressed himself to his colleague very satisfactorily respecting his eternal prospects, and we have no doubt that he "died in the Lord."

[The following Article, from the EastIndies, respecting the death of MRS. GoGERLEY, late wife of Mr. GoGERLEY, Superintendent of our Mission-PrintingOffice in Ceylon, could not arrive in time to be inserted in chronological order. We therefore take this opportunity of introducing it. EDITOR.]

Died, at Madras, Sept. 21, 1821, MRS. GOGERLEY, of Colombo. About the nineteenth year of her age, GOD was pleased to work powerfully on her mind while she was attending on the preaching of his word at the Methodist Chapel, Great Queen-Street, London. She felt her sinfulness by nature and practice, and was led to seek pardoning mercy, and regenerating grace, through the atoning sacrifice of JESUS CHRIST, and to unite herself to those who, she believed, would assist her in working out her salvation. This was an important era in her life: all her desire now was to know JESUS as her Saviour, and to "feel his blood applied." Her constant language was,

"None but CHRIST to me be given,

None but CHRIST in earth or heaven."

In a short time, GoD graciously bestowed the blessing she sought. One day, while in company, she felt herself particularly oppressed with a sense of her sins, and was constrained repeatedly to retire to her closet for private prayer. While thus engaged, she was enabled to commit her soul by faith into the hands of CHRIST; her guilt and misery were sensibly removed; and the peace and love of God filled her heart. Shortly after this happy change, Satan was permitted to harass her with violent temptations concerning the genuineness of her conversion, and almost persuaded her to cast away her confidence; but she cried unto the LORD in her trouble, and he answered by deliver

ing her out of the hands of her enemy. From this time MRS. G. was very exact in her attendance upon the ordinances of God's House, and delighted to be where prayer was wont to be made. Thus her love to GOD, and her zeal for the present and eternal welfare of her fellow-creatures, were greatly increased, and she was prepared for future usefulness. She was truly "zealous of good works." Her visits and attentions to the poor and sick evidenced that she had imbibed the spirit of her LORD. She accounted no service too hard, and no employment too mean, if thereby she might relieve or alleviate the distresses of those around her. She was herself called, in the course of Divine Providence, to pass through deep waters, and to "endure a great fight of afflictions;" but as she cheerfully ministered to the wants of others, so she has left behind her an example of patience and submission in trials, which may well be imitated by all the suffering servants of CHRist.

Although MRS. G. always retained a sense of her acceptance with God, she was at times severely exercised with a fear of death. The temptations by which she was assailed, on this point, were often a source of uneasiness to her mind; but those who were intimately acquainted with her felt an assurance that the GOD whom she loved and served would not leave her to pass through the valley and shadow of death without the light of his countenance; and so it eventually proved.

Her marriage with MR. GOGERLEY took place in January, 1817. MR. G. thus writes concerning her: "I found her a great means of quickening my soul: her affection for me was not childish,-it was that of a Christian; and she desired my salvation above every thing else. When Divine Providence called us to leave England, she made every sacrifice with cheerfulness; and, believing it to be the will of GOD, she submitted to the loss of friends without repining. Her circumstances, since our arrival in India, have been for the most part of a trying nature. Though almost constantly afflicted, she retained much of her native energy of mind; but she felt the influence of a tropical climate in the great prostration of bodily strength. She had much to contend with, and few of the helps and supports to which she had been accustomed in England. But it pleased GOD, after having tried her, to manifest his abundant goodness to her, and she was blessed with a joyful hope of soon joining "the company of heaven."

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A complication of afflictions having at length terminated in a confirmed livercomplaint, by the advice of her medical attendants at Colombo, she consented, though exceedingly weak, to change the climate. For this purpose she was carried on board a small vessel about to sail for Madras, intending, if she received no benefit from this short voyage, to go from hence to her native land. While on her passage, the LORD visited her soul in an extraordinary manner, and, to use her own language when speaking of it to MRS. CLOSE," The fear of death was taken away, and the blood of JESUS CHRIST cleansed her from all sin." While she thus spoke, her whole soul seemed to be "unutterably full of glory and of GOD;" and with all her remaining strength she began to sing the praises of GOD. On the 13th of September, she and MR. G. arrived at Madras. On her entering the Mission-house, all who saw her, as she lay in the palankeen, concluded that the vital spark was already extinct. In a few hours, how. she was better; and her first words to MRS. CLOSE were, "I can commune with GOD as with a friend." The brethren LYNCH, ERSKINE, and SQUANCE, severally spoke to her; and to them she constantly declared her confidence in the LORD JESUS. When informed that it would be necessary to perform an operation on her side, she received the intelligence with the greatest composure; and, more than once afterwards, expressed her surprise that DR. SCOTT (who was waiting for a favourable opportunity) should delay to perform it. One day she said to MRS. C., "Satan buffets me, even now; but I fear him not; for I shall be more than conqueror: and whenever the moment arrives, whether I shall be able to speak to you or not, whether I feel pain or not, it is no matter; for all will be well, and I shall go to glory." The operation was performed on the 16th of September, after which, though not effectually relieved, she was in some degree more at case, but her debility increased till the 21st. On that day, the last she saw on earth, MRS. C. asked her if she was happy in GOD. She replied, " Happy, happy." MRS. C. said, "I think you will soon be in glory," when she said, "I think I shall." She was asked, before she expired, if she had any doubts as to her salvation, and her answer was, "None." About five o'clock in the evening, in the presence of six of the Mission-family, her spirit returned to GOD; and on the following morning, her mortal remains were consigned to the earth, till the resurrection of the just.

The language of her bereaved hasband may form the best conclusion of this account. "I need say nothing of her as a wife. Her works praise her, and none but myself and GoD can estimate the extent of my loss. At present, the stroke seems to have benumbed my mind: all seems as a dream. For several years she has been the companion of my joys and the partaker of my sorrows, and during that period we have had an unbounded confidence in each other; but now all that remains for me, is to follow her to the skies.

There, there, at His feet,
We shall suddenly meet,

And be parted in body no more!'"
Madras, Oct., 1821.


T. C.

JUNE 1. At Carmarthen, after an illness of one week, MRS. MARGARET COLE, wife of the REV. JOSEPH COLE, and daughter of the late CAPTAIN W. COLDSTREAM, of Dale, Milfordhaven. "She was, in her youth, seriously impressed with the importance of seeking the salvation of her soul, and joined the Methodist Society in the year 1777.In company, her manners were pleasing and unobtrusive. In domestic life she was a tender parent, and a dutiful and affectionate wife. Diffidence and humility marked her character as a Christian. Ever jealous lest she should deceive herself, or be deceived, the prevalence of unbelieving fears frequently interrupted her comfortable enjoyment of the blessings she received. In her moral conduct, she was uniformly circumspect and exemplary. Her delight was in the company of the pious; and her end was peace. During the last three days of her life, she appeared to be wholly occupied with eternal things; and in grateful praise for the mercy and grace of which she felt herself the unworthy subject, she exclaimed with rapture, "O what a blessing to have the spirit of prayer," and frequently said,

“O for a thousand tongues to sing

My great REDEEMER's praise." When it was thought that she was incapable of recognizing the persons around her, her eye caught a beloved friend, to whom, with an energy which she had seldom manifested before, she said,

"My JESUS to know, and feel his blood flow,

"Tis life everlasting, 'tis heaven below." The last sentence she uttered was, "Come, LORD JESUS, come quickly." Nothing but the happiness of her exit could render the bereavement supportable to her deeply afflicted family,"

June 28, at an advanced age, PETER WOOD, Esq., of the Penrith Circuit ;formerly of Manchester. He was "an old disciple:" and the Master whom he had long and steadily served was with him in his final hour. His end was truly blessed.

June 29. At Hendon, near London, MR. WILLIAM BLAKE. "His delight was with the saints, and with the excellent ones of the earth; and he evinced his love to CHRIST by his generous support of the cause of religion in the village where he resided. The Poor have lost a Friend, the World an honest man, and the Church a steady Member, of more than forty years' standing.


July 17. At Walthamstow, London, MRS. ELIZABETH DICKINSON, widow of the late REV. PEARD DICKINSON, and grand-daughter of that venerable servant of CHRIST, the REV. VINCENT PERRONET. She was born February 7, 1751, and when about twelve years old was led to seek salvation by faith. Her experience, as to the time and manner of her receiving a sense of God's pardoning love, was not so clear and distinct as that of many but she was made a partaker of the grace of GoD in truth; and was enabled to "hold on her way, and to wax stronger and stronger." was for nearly sixty years a member of the Methodist Society; and her usefulness as a Leader of a Class, as a Visitor of the Sick, and in other departments, was considerable. Her knowledge of the Scriptures was uncommon; and her fervent pleadings at a throne of grace, with the rich and edifying language in which those pleadings were clothed, will long be remembered by those whose lot was cast with her. A cloud rested on


her setting sun: but it was only the cloud of affliction and infirmity. In consequence of a paralytic affection with which she was visited during the last six years of her life, her mind and body became much enervated. Yet, through the whole of that period, she never manifested any thing like impatience or irritability; but often and sweetly expressed a quiet resignation to the will of GOD, and a lively hope that whenever it pleased her heavenly FATHER to release her from her state of suffering on earth, she should be united to him, and her dear departed relatives, in another and a better world.

July 23d, aged sixty-one, JOSEPH BULMER, ESQ., Treasurer of the Methodist Auxiliary Missionary Society for the London District, and one of the Circuit-Stewards of London East. His active and useful life was terminated in the faith and hope of the Gospel, after an illness of several months, during the greater part of which he was signally favoured with the comforting manifestations of divine goodness, and enabled to exhibit, under circumstances of much suffering, a most edifying example of strong confidence in GOD through JESUS CHRIST, and of thankful and patient submission to his will. We hope to insert some further particulars in a future Number.

August 13. At Barnsley, MR. JOSEPH STOCKS, after upwards of three years of delicate and declining health, with frequent intervals of severe affliction. During a great part of his life he was a useful and respectable member of the Barnsley Society. After a few weeks of extreme weakness and rapid decay, he died in peace.



ONCE more thou walkest on the pleasant shore

Of Ocean; listening to its awful roar,

And gazing at its changeful aspect wild,-
One moment, like a cradled slumbering child,
Another, rearing proudly to the sky
Its lofty crest with giant energy!
Fair in all aspects, like to loveliness
Beautiful e'en in anger and distress!

Once more thine eye delightedly surveys
The landscape lighted up by morning rays;
Or, softer still, illumin'd by the beam
Of sun-set, or the moonlight's gentle gleam;
The hill, the vale, the garden, and the grove,
Radiant in beauty, animate with love!


Dear Friend! I think of thee, though distant there;
Nor can I, would I, stay the starting tear :

For unto me, in days long fled 'twas given
To gaze with thee o'er Ocean, aErth, and Heaven;
To lean upon thine arm, and with thee feel
The silent joy, the bliss unspeakable;
On that lov'd, consecrated, dearest spot,
(Never, ah never by my soul forgot,)

To lose, while wandering slow with thee along,
Cheer'd by thy converse, gladden'd by thy song,
All memory of the past or present grief,
And find in nature, and in thee, relief.-
Those days are added to the years long past:

This were not Earth, if hours like those could last.
Afar, and lonely, now I tread the ring,*
And Hope no more expands her eagle wing,
Shatter'd with lightning and with storm, to see
If e'er again such joys shall visit me.

Let earthly hope be still! nor further try
Her pinion, torn with tempests passed by:
Rather to FAITH Divine I turn, for aid;

Her eye of light shall pierce surrounding shade :
O'er the thick threatening clouds of earth I rise,
I look to Heaven, to GOD, to Paradise;
And there behold, surpassing fancy's flight,
Gardens of joy, and rivers of delight!
There if I meet thee, at my journey's end,
And thou art then, as here below, my Friend ;-
There if we see our common SAVIOUR'S face,
Together share his smile, and praise his grace,-
I ask no more; that blessed hour will give

A glorious recompence for sorrows fugitive!

• These lines were chiefly composed while the Author was walking in the circular promnenade of Square.

GOLIAH. 1 Sam. xvii.

(For the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine.)

THE banners of Israel wav'd on the hill,

The breast of their chieftain was shadow'd with care;

No warrior of prowess, no archer of skill,

Came forth from the host at the sound of his prayer.

The champion of DAGON, the' avenger of Gath,

In the pride of his strength, stalk'd over the plain;

He hurled defiance, and spake of his wrath,

Of the feats he'd achiev'd, and the foes he had slain.

No eye dar'd to meet the fierce glare of his glance,
No rival rush'd forth to o'ershadow his joy;
The bow was unstrung, and unsheathed the lance,
Though each bosom was heav'd with the wish to destroy.
What wanteth that stripling, that gay rustic swain,
Who seeketh the tent of the heart-sicken'd SAUL?
What freak of the madman, what hope of the vain,
Gives life to his courage, and heralds his fall?

Ah! stay from the contest, and face not the scorn

And the vengeance of him who was cradled in war;
By his strength, and his hate, and his gods, he hath sworn,
That thou shalt be chain'd to the wheels of his car.

Well done, bravest youth, for that stone was well flung,
And has gained a tomb in the brow of thy foe;
From the murky recess of his bosom is wrung
The feeling that scorn'd thee, and sigh'd for thy woe.

Gargrave, Yorkshire.

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

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