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for which we came here may be answer- membered to you, and will be very glad to ed.
hear from you at any tiine.” “With respect to the care taken of us,
* 1 am, dear Thomas, I hope you will not be in the least doubt.
" Your true friend, It seems astonishing to me, to think how
“ WILLIAM SMALL." many people there are in England, who are so anxious about our welfare; and that there should go over so many to Africa
On Tuesday, Oct. 11th, died at Chedfrom the very same place to tyrannize den, aged 31 years, the Reverend 'T'Hoover those unfortunate persons who fall MAS DREWITT, M. A, many years curate victims to their avarice.
of that parish. Endowed with talents "I hope, dear sister that you may ex
which would have supported and adorned perience the blessing of God in all your
à much higher station, his active piety undertakings, and that you will always
and distinguished humility eminently qua. bear him in remembrance, steadily adhere
lified him for that bumble but important to his cause, and renounce adherence to sphere, which he was called by Providence all others who oppose him. If I were in to fill. While a student at Christ Church. your place, with the same mind that I Oxford, he had cultivated that taste for now have, by the help of God, (for the polite literature for which that college is heart of man is deceitful, neither can we justly distinguished. His singular modesdo any thing of ourselves) I would strive ty and native gentleness of manners. to keep up to that command, which says : joined to a pleasing vivacity and a spark " Do to others as you would they should ling but most inoffensive wit, rendered his do unto you." The chief way in which per conversation peculiarly engaging. His soos in your station are apt to break the acquirements were considered by him, mot command, is by overcharging things, and as objects of display or of amusement, but sometimes having divers weights, which as additional means for promoting the gloare an abomination to the Lord: but I ry of his Creator and Redeemer. His trust, (and I think on good grounds too) that love of letters, his fondness for music in you will not stoop down to such mean and which he possessed considerable skill) were sinful actions. You know also that getting
all rendered subservient to the great cause eustomers depends on your desire to please
which it was the main object of his life to them, and serving them in the best man
promote, nc: did he suffer any subordinate ner. In so doing you epiov the blessing pursuits to intrench on that time which of God, while you are promoting your own
was conscientiously devoted to the spiritual interest.
interests of a large parish. He was the "I am, your affectionate brother; diligent shepherd of a numerous and af “WILLIAM SMALL." fectionate flock, nor did the sufferings
arising from an infirm constitution, ever Letter to one of his school-fellows, who
ellows, who lead him to ornit or lessen his labours. His had been removed to a distance:
zeal was enlightened by knowledge; his
warm affections were tempered by a sound " December 8th, 1801. judgment and a sober discretion. Sincerely “ MY DEAR FRIEND,
attached to our excellent ecclesiastical “ I was very happy to find, by your let. establishment, he equally revered her dister, which I received yesterday, that you cipline and maintained her doctrines. are well. We have had the pleasure of Zealous without any tincture of enthusireading your letters to Mr. , and were asm, and correctly regular without lakesorry to hear that you have had the mis- warmuess, he was a faithful preacher of fortune of cutting your foot. I hope both the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He closed his you and D. E. are perfectly recovered, sbort, but useful life, by preaching, a few and I hope also that these little obstacles days before he died, a very loyaland impreswill not deter you in your progress, but sive sermon, suited to the times, to the nuthat the thought of the benefit you will re- merous volunteers of his parish, whom he ceive from attending to your business will had been very instrumental in raising. inspire you with fresh vigour ; and we all To conclude, with nearly the words of Mr. join in our wishes that you with all the Addison on a similar occasion, many have rest of us may be made useful to our coun- I known more serious, some more know
try. We join with you in rejoicing that ing, not one more virtuous. - peace has once more returned, after so long an absence.
« We hope that our friend, and that of Africa in general, Mr. W
DEATHS. soon have the pleasure of seeing that ini- At the Moravian School, in Mirtield, near quitous trade abolished; the long conti. Leeds, CHRISTIAN MYDOWE, a native of nuance of which has been one of the the Island of Otaheite, in the South Seps, greatest blots on English History.
in the seventeenth or eighteenth sear of * All the boys desire to be kindly re- his age, The day before his death, he is was, at his own request, initiated into the shire, aged 17, Lady Ann ELIZANTU Church by baptism, expressing his faith SOMERSET, youngest daughter of the Duke and confidence in the animating hopes'in of Beaufort. spired by the Christian Religion.
Sept. 28. At his house on TarnhamLately, at ardsalla, county of Meath, Green, in the 83rd year of his age, RALPK the Right Honourable EDWARD LUDLOW: GRIFFITKs, Esq. LL. D. the well known he is succeeded in his honours by his eldest cditor of a celebrated literary journal, the son, Lord Preston.
Monthly Review, Oct. 1. At Barrowgill Castle, of a fever, Sept. 27. Mrs. MILNER, relict of the in her 17th year, tire Honourable Lady late Rev. Dr. Milner, late of Prestou Hall, HELEN SINCLAIR, second daughter of the in Kent. Earl of Caithness.
Sept. 29. Al Hammersmith, in his 74th Lately, near Gadleish, Devon, Mr. J. year, LAWRENCE LA FOREST, Esq. PEARCE, aged 90. In a concealed part of Lately, the Honourable ANNE BRUDEthe house were found 6000 guineas and NELL, relict of the Honourable Colonel half guineas. He always pleaded want of Brudeneil, and one of the bed-chainber money, *
women to her Majesty, aged 75. Oct. 4. EVERHARD FAWKENER, Esq. Lately, at Horadean, aged 84, Colonel one of the commissioners of stamps. He Monroe, of the Royal Marines. was found dead in his bed, at has seat at At Epsom, Surrey, aged 98, Mrs. N:Mistley, near Manningtree, in Essex. CHOLLS, relict of Dr. Frank Nicholls, boHe was in perfect health the preceding ther of John Nicholls, Esq. late M.P. and evening.
daughter of the late Dr. Mead. Same day, the Rev. ROBERT WILMOT, Lately, aged 84, JOSEPH ELLIOTT, Esq. Rector of Morley, in Derbyshire, aged senior alderman of Exeter. 53.
At Longford, Somersetshire, aged 65, July 18. At Barbadoes, in the 26th ROBERT BURLAND, Esq. youngest brother year, Major Sir GEORGE RICHARDSON, of the late Sir John Burland, Baron of the Bart. of the 64th regiment. His death Exchequer, and uncle of John Berkeley vas occasioned by a wound received whilst Burland, Esq. Member for Totness. storming the Morne in St. Lucia, the 22nd Oct. 3. At a very advanced age, the
Rev. WILLIAM OAKELEY, Vicar of Holy Sept. 13. At Nine Elms, Surrey, in his Cross, Shrewsbury, and Rector of Fortou 84th year, THOMAS DENHAM. Esq. for- in Staffordshire. merly of Foster-lane, Cheapside.
Oct. 5. At Sutton in Lincolnshire, the Sept. 17. At Hantingdon, the Reverend Rev. TIMOTHY MANGLES. CASTEL SHERARD.
Oct. 6. At Islington, in his 75d year, Same day, the Rev. THOMAS PRESLAND, Mr. JAMES WILSON, formerly a Seedsman of Walford, and Vicar of Baschurch, Shropo in West Smithfield. shire.
At her house at Epsoin, in the 75th Sept. 22. At Badminton, Gloucester. year of her age, Mrs. Wood.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. D. L. A. A. M.'s favour is thankfully acknowledged, and will be attended to in dne
time. The Lines of RusTICULUS are considerably below mediocrity. .. We have seen the work to which L. W. refers, but in the multiplicity of religious pub
lications which issue from the press, it did not strike us as particularly deserving of We are sorry that we shonld have caused so much trouble to BENEVOLUS. Had the pa
per, to which he alludes, been judged in all respects suited to our publication, the
intention of inserting it would, in some way, have been hinted to him.
ERRATA, Number 21, page 545, col. 2, line 37, and page 546, col. 1, line 7, for imbrued read
imbued. :: 577, col. 2, line 43, for placed read planted. The last page is numbered 510 instead of 580.
col 1, line 25, for department read deportment,
RELATION OF THE PENITENT DEATH OF BISHOP ATHERTON.
(Concluded from p. 589.) A ND now we are drawing nigh both considering what he had been Al the saddest part of the story for and what he was to suffer: with this his body, but yet the most comforta- his thoughts were filled, and for ble for his soul. His sowing time in this he desired me to pray with tears ye have heard; now follows his him often, and to help hiin with the reaping in joy, of which some sheaves prayers of others; and after' eleveni he carried with him hence, which is of the clock that night, I was witness the most memorable thing in the whole of a most affectionate prayer of his relation.
own, which a hearer would have After he had with great industry thought could not but arise from some and watchfulness obtained some tes- apprehension already. timony unto himself of his repent- The next morning (which was the ance, and so hope of mercy, all his day of his execution his first salutaearnest desire was, that God would tion to me was, God hath heard me; but give him some token for good by about four or five of the clock this the comforts of his spirit. He had morning, for the space of an hour and read much of that joy unspeakable a half, I have had that sweetness in and glorious, of the light of God's my soul, those refreshments in my countenance, which David valued heart, that I am not able to express. above all the world; heard much of I had such a weaning from this the consolations and refreshments of world, might I have enjoyed all the the soul by the inward witness of the contents of it, such a trust and relying spirit: but now, how he thirsted (the upon God in comunitting my wife and day before his execution), to have children to his care, such confidence some taste of them, which he con- of God's love and assurance of parceived would fully arm him against don, such a longing to be dissolved the fear of death! He said, he could and to be with Christ, such joy and remember in his youth, before his inward consolation, as if he had been soul was stained with sin, when he in the suburbs of heaven already, that lived for a time in a certain religious (saith he) " I felt where my heart family, he had once some short en lay, I aruse out of my bed and gave lightning that was of more worth God thanks and praise upon my knees than all the joy he had since. He in the place where I had begged it;" acknowledged he was not worthy of and so fell into abundance of tears, it, and that if God did deny it him, adding, “ whereas before I wept for yet the course he had begun he would sorrow, now I weep for joy;" (of all hold; that he would never give over which divers others were witnesses begging till he had some degree (to besides myself,) and so desired me, use his own words) were it but as im- (who had been a petitioner with him) perfect a sight as the blind man's in to kneel down with others present, the Gospel, who saw men walking and solemnly give God thanks with like trees; and he was encouraged by him for it, and pray for a continuance a promise that God would not deny of it to his last; which tears of his, his holy spirit to those that ask him. coming from so cheerful a countenance And he said, that if he might expect (when we expected the most sadness) the fulness of joy not many hours af- moved us more than all before. And ter, why might he not hope to get his man's testimony is observable, some first fruits or earnest for the as- who coming that morning by break surance of it here, and he conceived of the day to the chamber door, and of all men living he had most need, before he knocked, looking through
CHRIST. OBSERV. No, 23.
the key-hole, saw him by his bed cheerfully hoping at night to be inside upon his knees for a quarter of vited to the Supper of the Lamb in an hour, and as soon as he came in, another world, when he should need with a smiling countenance brake out none of these things. to him into the like fore-named ex- When the time drew nigh, and he pressions, what a sweet night he had heard the noise of the people gatherenjoyed, &c. and adding,“if I had ing, he told me, his heart began to been in a slumber it might have been quiver, and his natural affection with a deceit, but I was full waking as tears to yearn upon his children,which now:” he seemed to be in such a rap- he was pleased still to find within him, ture that his servant, as he told me, considering that grace, though it be was astonished at it, expecting then supernatural, yet doth not dry up the to have found him most disconsolate. stream of nature. He complained
After this we fell into many heaven- that his former comfort did abate in ly discourses concerning the state of the strength of it, but he trusted that the soul separated from the body; the God, in whose custody was the key translation of it out of this world; the of the spirit, whose act it is only to happiness of heaven, by what we open and shut, had reserved it for shall be rid of, by what we shall be him for that place and time where he perfected in; the company we shall should have most need. Yet not long be admitted into, not only to the after he recovered a great degree of spirits of just men, but to the society cheerfulness again, repeating the last of glorious angels ; concerning the verse in the forty-second psalm, (which beatifical vision in the fruition of God's he had used to rcad often) and saying, presence, the sight of the blessed bo- now the sheriff should be a welcome dy of our Saviour; &c, in the thought messenger, and so continued, Some of which he was much ravished, and few things he had about him he then fell into a long continued weeping disposed of as tokens of remembrance from this ground, that he should to his friends; his gloves, staff, girhave offended one that had prepared dle, books, about seven or eight of such inestimable things for him which some pious devotions, he gave and sent he now thirsted to enjoy.
to divers with his name inscribed; Then he desired the prisoners of the and his last act after he was pinioned, castle might be called together to take was the giving me his seal ring off his last leave of them, to whom (as his finger, with such affectionate exhe had done formerly) he would once pressions, as it draws tears from me more read some part of the morning in the now, remembering it. More I service, which I was the more willing night add, but thus much may suffice to, were it but to profess the faith and to declare his repentance, and the religion he died in before many wit- fruit of it in the castle before his exenesses, against the expected calumny cution. of the adversaries, if any extraordi. Now the sheriff of the county (a nary good should appear in him at his Papist) was come to receive him, last. The psalms he chose were such the two sheriffs of the city with a as are usually read at burials, the great company of Halberts to assist lesson the fifteenth of the first Epistle him. At Christ-church (according to to the Corinthians; some prayers he his desire) tolled his passing-bell: the selected out of the visitation of the whole town and castle so thronged sick, the two last prayers at the bu- as was never the like seen, that if rial, with other passages in it and there had not been a coach allowed elsewhere; which, with some altera- him, it would have been impossible tions and additions of his own, he to have gone through. And here I turned very apt for himself, and so must not forget the hard usage of the with the like advice he had given to said sheriff of the county in some others, took leave of them. And cross passages, which after all this now, saith he, as God hath refreshed his preparation might have proved a my soul I will a little refresh my bo- distraction to him, though it did not; dy, the better to enable me to speak his intentions I will not judge, yet at the place of execution, which was whose instrument he was I may conto be about three hours after, and so ceive. The night before, he had decalled for a little salt butter and brown sired the favour he might not be pibread and the smallest beer, a very nioned till he came to the place of little of which he eat, as his last, execution, for which I went myself betimes that morning to the Lord he expected now would beset him at Chief Justice of the King's Bench, once. We all kneeled down, but and Justice Cressey: both of them such a powerful excellent prayer did upon my relation of the change found I scarce ever hear, so that all both in him readily granted it, and sent wept and sobbed with him. And so that command by me to the sheriff, after some comfortable speeches to us, but he refused, and notwithstanding and hope that, once more before he would have him pinioned in his lodg- died, he should have a return of the ing. Again I sent one to the Inns, same measure of comfort he had enjoy. who presently brought a command to ed the last night, the sheriff came in him under the Lord Chief Justice his again and received him. hand, with the consent of all the In the coach rode with him one of judges, then being at dinner; this also the sheriffs of the city, the sub-sheriff he disobeyed. For his pretence in the of the county, his own man, and my.. security of his person, one of the she- self. At his entrance he said, “ This riffs of the city offered body for body, puts me in mind of Elijah's chariot and assured him, that with such a he was carried to heaven in.” When guard and by sitting himself in the he saw the throng, saith le, “I am coach with him, there could be no made a spectacle to men, but I hope danger of an escape. For himself to angels also, who are attending to (howsoever his friends thus stirred for receive my soul.” The time he spent him, he was contented, and long be- there in singing some consolatory parts fore the sheriff came, told me he was of psalms, (one of which was the very sorry he had moved me in any twenty-third), in private ejaculations, such business, using this speech--"our now and then, in speeches to us conSaviour carried his cross in the way, cerning the parting of the soul from and why should I desire to be freed ?" the body, the carriage of it by the anWhen he had pulled off his mourning gels, the vanity of this world, that gown he presented a strong black his care was near at an, end, &c. ribbon, which he had provided of And to feed his thoughts with such purpose for the more decency, and in things as were seasonable, I read case it should not be thought strong now and then some special comfortaenough a black girdle was offered or ble passages which I had picked out any other : the sheriff refused all, and of the psalms, which he would gloss had him bound with a three-penny cord upon to his own application. When as a common rogue, and would have he came upon the bridge, and through had the hangman, or some other base the curtains of the coach (for it was fellow, come in and done it; nay, he closed) he discerned the gallows with would have had one to sit in the coach the people gathered, he said unto me, behind him, to have held him by the “ There is my Mount Calvary, from cord also, but that the constable of whence I hope to ascend to heaven." the castle would not suffer him. These When he came to the place of exethings being very suspicious, if not cution, there were two things which apparent, to have been out of malice might have disturbed him, the one (either in regard of his religion, pro- was a fellow got upon one end of the fession, or some private cause) I fear- gallows deriding him, and interrupted might have disturbed his charity, ing him when he began to speak, (as it enraged most of the standers whom he answered not, but patiently by); but as soon as I put him in mind bore it and proceeded; the other, the of some of his former discourses, that breaking of his footman's head, (who this might be the devil's temptation had run by the coach side, and diliand interruption of him in a way un- gently pressed nigh to attend) by one expected, he apprehended it fully, of the sheriffs of the city unknown, and so told the sheriff that it moved by laying about him to make room, him not, and that he looked further who when he saw him with the blood than him in it, prayed God to forgive running down his face, he bemoaned him, and that for his part he did it him only, and desired me that he heartily, and would pray for him be- might be removed out of his sight; fore he left the chamber. The sheriff to which I might add a third, happenwithdrawing, he desired us that were ing in the conclusion of all, as he was there to join with him once more in ready to go up, viz, one calling to him Prayer to God, for his special assist- about some papers or leases, whom ance against all sorts of enemies, that the very standers-by cried down as