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On the Death of Mr. Ward. On earth he sojourn'd for a while,
And like his Master pror'd
A fervent zeal
To paths his spirit lov'd.
Which cannot fade
away, But now his work on earth is done,
And midst the blest His battle's fought, his victory won.
Enjoy a rest,
More soft than earthly beds of down, Fearless he cross'd the briny wave,
In realms of ceaseless day. And rush'd the dying souls to save :
E. DERMBR. His God was with him on his way, By him his power he did display:
" In the multitude of my thoughts within But stop, I cannot, cannot speak;
me, thy comforts delight my soul." Words, though angelic, are too weak;
Psalm xciv, 19. I cannot speak his real worth,
Amongst the subjects that I find His words through Christ gave hundreds To occupy my musing mind, birth.
With sweet retirenjent blest, But now he's left this world of pain,
Thy special comforts fill soul
my And gone to join the Lanıb once slain ;
With holy transport, as they roll Gone to receive a crown of gold,
In happy numbers, to control And glories that are yet untold,
The sorrows of my breast.
Far from the noise of busy day, Glories that will not fade away,
In happy solitude I'd stay, But last a long eternal day.
Where no distress annoys: Immortal Ward ! his mem'ry's dear
The pleasures that the world admire, To all that Jesus truly fear.
In vain to tempt me may conspire ; But now his work on earth is done,
My soul disdains th'unhallow'd fire, His battle's fought, his victory won. And seeks sublimer joys.
When I review thy mercies o'er,
And think npon the Man who bore
I blush with shame to think that I
Those sinful lusts so loath to die,
Since Jesus dy'd for me.
O give me strength to strike the blon, From all his labours in this world of woe. To woand my sins, and lay them low,
Without a hope to live: Weep, Zion, weep, a saint is gone
Still may thy sancțifying grace,
In swift, progressive, steps erase
The brood of evils from the place*
That I to thee did give. SYDNAS.
• The Heart.
Calendar for September. 1. Moon passes Mars X aft.
27. Moon passes Jupiter XI aft. 4. New Moon X. 19 aft. Too far 30. Moon passes Mars X. 45 morn.
south to throw its shadow on the 31. The following Stars south, (merid, Earth.
Alt. at London prefixed.) 0. Moon passes Mercury X. 45 morn.
90°0' Rastaben (Dragon's head) V. 7. Moon passes Venus VII. 15 aft.
28 aft. 9. Ceres south V. 7 morn.
47.3 Altair (Eagle) VII. 18. 11. Herschel south VII. 17 aft. 19. Mercury 3 minutes south of Spica 52.50 Markab (Pegasus) x.30.
8.5 Fomalhaut (S. Fish) X.23. Virginis.
60.45 Alpheratz (Andromeda's left 20. Full Moon IX. I morn. Too far north to pass through the Earth's 73.9 Mirach (Andromeda's waist)
eye) XI.34. shadow.
0.38 morn. 24. Moon passes Saturn IV aft.
61.5 Aries's following horn, 1.35. 14. Moon passes the Pleiades.
The following Statement, extracted from is not the case here. The work which,
a Letter, addressed to one of the So- in many instances, is so clean, as ciety's Agents in Ireland, by the not to require any making up, is -- pious and benevolent Lady O'Brien, done in the wretched hovels of our cannot fuil to excite considerable in- miserable peasantry. It is, at preterest, especially among Christian sent, given out by ladies, one day in Females, on behalf of the Society's each week, and the worker, together Female Schools.
with her work, receives a small book,
or tract, which she returns when the “Some years ago, two of the girls work is done. The benefit of such a who had been educated in our Schools, system may easily be conceived; but obtained some knowledge of satin- the impossibility of speaking to such a stitch, from a person who chanced to number, as are to be served with workin reside in their neighbourhood for a one day, as also, the uncertainty of lalittle time. From these girls, six or dies being able to attend regularly, eight others learned it, and were, oc- makes it most desirable to place it casionally, employed by ladies in the under the superintendence of a family, neighbourhood, but could not get sale who will improve the opening which for the work done on their own ac
God has made, for the moral and re.
ligious improvement of this neglected “ In October, 1822, when that most people; and there is every reason to useful institution, the BRITISH AND hope, that, if such persons can be IRISH Society, was formed, Lady found, instruction may be conveyeck O'Brien sent specimens of these poor in a way before unthought of, but, girls' work to Miss Rollesten, the Se- perhaps, quite as beneficial to the cretary, and requested her to say to mind as the ordinary modes. the Committee, how melancholy it was
“Since every thing will depend to see young women, who could do
the zeal and activity of the persuch work, nearly naked for want of
sons to whom the superintendence of employment. Miss Rollesten was no
this business is committed, it cannot sooner informed of the circumstance, be too earpesty desired, that God may than she exerted herself to get orders be pleased to direct to persons suiteil for work, and in a short time, more
to the undertaking. It seems a sitų. was called for than the girls, already ation well suited for a Missionary's taught; could do, so that it was neces- family, and, though the labour of at. sary to instruct others, which has tending to it is very distressing to the been done gratuitously, as well as
ladies now. engaged in it, they do not could be expected by persons of little like to put it into the hands of any. experience in snch business. There persons who have not the interest of are now three hundred young women
the religion of Jesus at heart.” engaged at this work in the county of At the earnest request of Lady Clare, and, from the improvement O'Brien, and other distinguished Prowhich has taken place in their habits, testants in that part of the kingdom, since they learned it, there is every Mrs. Thomas has undertaken the sureason to hope, that, if this simple perintendence of this useful Institu. domestic manufacture can be carried tion; and, for that purpose, Mr. and on for a few years, it will be of the Mrs. Thomas, with the consent of the greatest benefit to the female pea- Committee, have removed from Lim. santry.
erick, to Newmarket upon Fergus, " It is generally supposed, when thirteen miles from that city, and manufacture is mentioned, that a num
within eight miles of Ennis, the capiber of women are so congregated to
tal of the county of Clare. gether, as to render employment in
N. B. A box of the children's work jurious, instead of beneficial; but this
is sent to London, for the inspection
of any persons who may be desirous | From the Rev. Mr. Thomas to Mr. of seeing it, concerning which inform
Ivimey. ation may be obtained from the Secre
Limerick, July 11, 1823. taries.
THE Committee will now see the im.
portance of their steady perseverance. Extract of a Letter to the Rev. llIr. The Dromaland and Ballycar schools, West, dated
which I mentioned to you, are now
flourishing in superior style. Lady Collooney, June 19, 1823.
O'Brien is greatly pleased with the REVEREND SIR,
zeal of her school-master; he reads
and endeavours to expound the Irish It is acknowledged by the better scriptures with great diligence to the sort of people, in every direction people on the week evenings, and on where our schools are established, the Lord's-days. Lady O'Brien hopes that the designs and operations of that he might be encouraged by add. the Baptist Society have been appro- ing to his salary that of a Sabbath priate and efficient in diffusing the reader. The male and female school in blessings of pure scriptural instruction Limerick is flourishing, and is daily to the lower classes, who had neither increasing. The word of God has the means nor the hopes of these bene- great circulation. Had the efforts been fits from any other quarter. It is ob- made forty years ago that are now served, with respect to the progress making, we should have no murders, which has been made in fulfilling the burning, nor rebellion; the people purposes for which the Society was would have learned to “'fear God and formed, that its success, by its means honour the King.” May we not hope and instruments, have proved, in a that by the exertions of the Lord's high degree, pleasing and satisfac- people, and his divine blessing upon tory. I now proceed to relate another them, that rebellion will be turned into instance of the power of divine truth, obedience, and hatred into love. I and of one who has been plucked as a have preached since my last to very brand from the everlasting burning, large congregations, from the decks of the subject is Patrick M'Andrew, ships, who were very attentive; some. trade, of this town; he was
times persons come up with sneers and born of Catholic parents, who endea laughter, but they generally become voured to instruct him carefully in the very attentive before they go away. At tenets of their religion, but when he the time of preaching, the crowd ingrew up he addicted himself to the crease so much that I'am constrained basest practices on every Sabbath- to speak as loud and as long as I can day, in sport, rioting, and drunken- stand, which I fear has injured me in. ness: his father requested of me to wardly, and still the people appeared advise him against the evil of his unwilling to depart. Multitudes, par. ways; I told him I would, and avail- ticularly Roman Catholics, have heard ed myself of the opportunity of pre- the gospel, I trust, in this way. I senting him with a Bible to read, and preach to the poor in the poor-house intreated him to read it carefully, and here, and in the school-room. I could that he would receive better advice
pot reasonably expect many to attend, and instruction from it, than any man
it is so badly and inconveniently si. could give; he told me he would con- tuated for preaching, but a good place sent to read it, merely to please me, for a school, as it is a poor, prejudiced, and to satisfy his own curiosity. AC- and very wicked part of the town. cordingly he began to read, and his Had I a meeting-house I might have a desire for reading and inquiring daily considerable congregation under every increased, his sins became a burden circumstance. I preached at Ennis to to him, when he found himself ex
a great rabble; the magistrate kindly posed to the wrath of God, and con
sent the police to protect and hear mé. demned by his law; at length his I have been twice since my last to understanding became enlightened, he New Market on Fergus, and preached was enabled to believe in the Saviour each time, and at Six-mile Bridge, &c. for salvation; and is now praising &c. God for the great truths contained in his word; and fervently praying for
I am, my very dear brother, yours those individuals who have undertaken most sincerely and affectionately, to illuminate this country with the
WM, THOMAS. glorious light of the everlasting gospel of peace,
From Con Hart to the Rev. Mr. Wcst. There are more superstitious prac
tices in E than ever I heard of Dublin, July 19, 1823.
in any other part of Ireland. Rev. SPR,
I remain yours truly, Yesterday evening I arrived in town,
CON HART, after coming from Errice with a favourable journey. The country there is peaceable and quiet, &c.
The first night I stopped in Dickson's From Roger Mullorky to the Rev. J. house, accompanied with Ruddy, the
West, Dublin. schoolmaster; where I had an oppor.
Ardnaree, June 20, 1823. tunity of reading and explaining the word of God in the Irish langnage to Rev. SIR, a honse full of hearers, who seemed to
This day I returned, after travelling be very much concerned, and paid among our schools in Tyrawly in the every attention; but Ruddy asked, county of Mayo. Why are we called Christians, and
I had various conversations with bear that name, if both ourselves and the people in several villages as I our leaders are wrong in our opinions? passed along, but more particularly in I told him they only bore the bare Ballecastle, where I endeavoured to name of a Christian, and that those answer the questions and satisfy the were not Jews who were only só out objections of the most inquisitive of wardly, but those who are so inwardly my hearers. This I effected by read. after the spirit; and that real Chris- ing and explaining applicable portions tians, who believe the gospel, differ of the scriptures in their hearing, and from those who bear only the name. expostulating with them on their own I took some pains in stating the nature catechism. of the law, and the curse denounced
I next went to the parish of Kill. against transgressors; and, on the bride, where there is what the inhaother hand, the nature of the gospel,
bitants call a blessed well; it is dediand the blessed state of the believers cated to a St. Bridget. I brought an of it, or of those that come to Christ, intelligent man with me, who knew poor, blind, and naked, having no con- the country, and asked him the followfidence in self-righteousness, in an arm ing questions. “ Do any come to this of flesh, or in their fellow-creatures. well, at this period of the world, for
The day following travelled as far the purpose of performing pilgrimage ?" as Tarmin, to O'Neill's school, where He said “ No.” I again asked, I got an opportunity of explaining to
" What was the reason of that?" He a house full, who came rather to see
said he believed the circulation of the the inspection than to seek instruction. scriptures among the people has pat However, I examined the children, an end to that foolish practice. I and asked whether they knew the na- stayed there a few hours, and went ture of what they read; and read and from thence to the parish of Lacken, explained some interesting passages, where we have a school that contains while the hearers stood mute.
one hundred and twenty-nine children, On my return from Errice, I met an
all Roman Catholics, except two or old woman on her return from per- three that belong to Englishmen, who forming a station there, in a place are of the water-guard.
There was a called Dovagh; she being so fatigued lot of clothes deposited in the hands of and weary she hardly could travel the William Burke, Esq. by Colonel road. I asked her whether it was for Cuff's agent, for the use of the very the sake of the body or of the soul she poor children at the above school; but took that journey; for she was infect- he would not distribute them himself, ed with the complaint called the rose, lest he should not please the people, for or the erysipalas, and it is customary he had not as much as would supply to go to such places for relief. Her them all; consequently he requested I answer was, for both. I asked her, if would take the distribution on myself, she found herself perfectly cured. She Therefore I selected such as required answered, “No.” “Neither (says I) them most; all such as I pointed out is it of any good to the soul." I rea. got a portion at that time. soned with her for a long time, and
I remained in that neighbourhood read, but she refused to hear'; but the two days, and during that time I fres man that accompanied her said that I quently endeavoured to make my vari. was right in my views. So I conversed ous hearers acquainted with the gospel with him for a long time, and so parted. plan of salvation.
While I am
writing this letter, I have had many | The Account for the Appendix to the about me who are fond of searching the scriptures, and I am often visited by Report of the present Year being persons from the country, who wish to think for themselves.
closed, the following Sums, collected I remain, Rev. Sir,
by Mr. Pritchard, are acknowledged Your very faithful humble servant, here.
11 1 1 1 0
66 Are you
£. s. d. From J. O'Brien. J. Mortlock, Esq.
10 10 Collooney, April 15, 1823.
Collection at Mr. Packer's.. 8 11
R. Tamplin, Esq.. I ASKED a boy in Robert Bealy's
Mr. Holden schools when reading the first chap- Mr. Lashmar ter of Mark and seventh verse,
Mr. Hannington spoke the words of that verse?". he Mr. Wigney, Jun.............. answered, “ It was John the Baptist.” Mr. G. Wigney.
............. 1 " Who is John the Baptist?” “ A wit
........ 1 0 ness of the light.” “Of what light??? Mr. Carter, for the Schools. 1 0 “ The true light, Jesus Christ.”
........ 10 « Who is Jesus Christ?” “ The Son
Mr. Slee of God.”
“ Why was he called Jesus Collected in small Sums 6 6 Christ ?" " Because he came to save sinners.”
a sinner ?” “ Yes, and every man living.” “How do you know that you are a siņner ?” “ Because I have broken the com- By the Lewes Auxiliary Baptist mandments.' “ Perhaps every man Missionary Society (a Moiety did not break them, how then can all of the Balance in hand). ... 6 2 7 be sinners ?” “It is written that all Contents of a Parlour Missionhave sinned and come short of the arg-box
0 12 10 glory of God.” “ As you say you Baldock, Esq.
2 0 are a sinner, how do you expect to T. Dicker, Esq. go to heaven, as sinners are not Mr. Boys...
0 0 allowed to go there ?” “ I hope to go Mr. J. Rickman..
0 there through the merits of the Sa- | Mr. P. T.
1 0 viour."
Collected in small Sums
2 19 7 In most of the other schools also, the children seem to understand what they read, and made suitable answers
£51 5 0 to the questions I proposed to them.
W. P. A. is informed that £1 was received last January. The Subscriptions are not noticed in the Irish Chronicle, but will appear in the Appendix at the end of the Report for this year. Also, that £l has beon received in August, which will appear in the same way in the Report for next year.
Subscriptions or Donations received by William Burls, Esq. Treasurer, 56, Lothbury; Mr. Ivimey, 20, Harpur-street, and Mr. Pritchard, 16, Thornhaugh , street, London, Secretaries.