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Baptist Magazine.

MARCH, 1823.

MEMOIR OF MR. DANIEL SUTCLIFF.

While the genius and talents is in the world, particularly from of many are employed in endea- the contagion of bad example, vouring to perpetuate the fame and to inculcate a strict regard of those who have attained to to the duties of piety and worldly distinction, and in ex- morality. bibiting the principles by which In comparing the present state they were actuated, though alas! of the christian church, when its their splendid career has not un. boundaries are so much enlarged, frequently terminated in bitter with what it was in the last age, anguish and disappointment; it the great danger to be appresurely becomes the professors of hended is, from too much conreligion to cherish the remem-formity to the world, and remissbrance of those who, in their ness in the religious education humble and retired spheres of of children. No period has been life, have acted upon principles more distinguished by the elomore congenial with the spirit of quence of the pulpit, or by litechristianity; and who, by patient rary and religious publications continuance in well doing, bave adapted to the capacities of young sought for true glory, honour, persons, and the importance of and immortality,

education for general purposes in Of this number was the late civil and commercial depart-, Mr. Daniel Sutcliff, a few parti- ments was never more acknowculars of whose life are here re. ledged or acted corded. He was born of religious though some honourable parents, residing in a secluded ceptions may be found, is there part of the vale of Todmorden, not reason to fear, that, in relaxin the West Riding of Yorkshire. ing from the rigid discipline and From the testimony which the laborious plans of catechising, deceased uniformly gave of their which on some occasions might conduct, from his affectionate discourage, and even excite a letters addressed to them when degree of disgust, we have too absent, and from the effects pro- much neglected that nurture and duced, it is evident that their admonition of the Lord, enjoined method of training up their chil- by apostolic authority ? May not dren was eminently judicious many who profess great zeal to neither too austere on the one promote the interests of religion, in hand, nor too' indulgent on the looking at the state of their own other. The great objects they families, justly lament, with the had in view were to preserve church of old, « Mine own vinetheir offspring from the evil that yard have I not kept;" family

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devotion, and other branches of abroad. The sound judgment domestic culture, being neglected, and sctipturàl kuowledge of the or attended to in an iFregular younger brother, might have qua

lified him also for ministeriał Respecting the early years of services; but from the delicacy our deceased friend little is known, of his constitution, his feeble nor can we ascertain the period voice, and natural diffidence, his when his religious impressions views were not directed, at any commenced. He was an instance, period of life, to that sacred emamong many others, of the pro- ploy. The holy scriptures were priety of Mr. Jay's remark in one his delight and daily study, and of his publications, that these the other books, of which his li" are not always begun abruptly, brary consisted, were exclusively or in a manner bordering on on important religious subjects. prodigy, but are often derived, That he was not a superficial under Divine agency, from pious reader is evident from the reeducation, family worship, paren- marks and references to particutal instruction, holy example." lar passages, which are observaHis natural disposition was mild ble in almost every

volume. and inoffensive, and there is every Among his manuscript papers reason to believe that the work are copious extracts, in a detach

in his mind had been ed form, and many outlines of the gradually progressive from his sermons which he had heard early youth. His principal youth from a very early period of his ful associate was his elder bro- life till near its close. These mether, the late Rev. Johu Sutcliff, thods of fixing in the mind what who, while a member of the has been heard or read, so much church at Wainsgate, being recommended by Dr. Watts and thought to possess promising others, have never been adopted abilities for the ministry, became and persevered in without great a student at the Bristol Academy, advantage. and afterwards settled at Olney Though our deceased friend in Buckinghamshire. He was seldom moved far from his own well known to the public as the neighbourhood, except on a few intimate friend and coadjutor of visits to his brother at Olney, he Messrs, Fuller, Pierce, Carey, Ry- acquired by the means aboveland, and other worthies, with mentioned, and by occasional inwhom commenced the formation tercourse with ministers and other of the Baptist Missionary Society. pious characters, such knowledge Some further particulars respect on theological subjects as has ing bim, chiefly contributed by rarely fallen to the lot of private the subject of this Memoir, are christians. The cause of Christ given in the “Account of the Life, lay near his heart, and he was Ministry, and Writings of the late ready on all occasions to embrace J. Fawcett, D.D.” In the leading opportunities of doing good, traits of character, a great re-though he shunned every thing semblance was observable be- like ostentation and public notween the two brothers ; particu- tice. He was a contributor to larly in an almost enthusiastic the Baptist Magazine, and to fondness for books, and a deep other periodical works,* and a interest in whatever related to the success of the gospel at home or Correctness in Doctrinal Statements,

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few years before his decease com- ferent times since we separated, piled a Catechism for the use of that his mind was almost constantSunday-schools, which had an ly fixed on divine things. I scarceextensive circulation. In his per- ly ever had a letter from him in sonal demeanour he was sedate which he does not express an and contemplative, cautious in earnest concern for the souls of his language, and retired in his his relations, and which does not habits. Having never married, contain exhortations to improve he lived almost alone after the the present period, as we know death of his sister; but though not at what hour the Son of man this was his choice, and though may come.”. he was not exempt from some In a life thus passed in the cool peculiarities incident to such ha- sequestered vale, it is not likely bits, he was far from being of a that there should be incidents of reserved, unsociable disposition. importance to relate: this account On the contrary, he took great therefore will now close with pleasure in the company of his some particulars of the state of friends, and particularly in en his mind under affliction, and in couraging hopeful appearances the prospect of death. among young persons, by the For many years before his de. loan of books, and by suitable cease he was afflicted with an advice. It was probably owing asthma, which increased upon in a great measure to his natural him towards the close of life, diffidence, that he had ' attained with other attendant symptoms, the meridian of life before he indicating a decline of nature; became a member of a chris. / but he was enabled to

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his tian church. His conduct, soul in patience, and in the frehowever, after he had entered quent reference which, in coninto that relation was such as be- versing with his friends, he made cometh the gospel of Christ. The to his departure hence, he eviSociety will long have to regret denced that calm resignation and the loss of his prudent counsels, submission 19 the divine will, and ardent concern for its wel which christianity alone can infare. As a relative and friend, spire. At the approach of the he was steady and sincere in his last winter, he was induced to attachments: his reproofs and remove to the residence of his admonitions were softened with only surviving sister, near Rochkindness, and in seasons of ad- dale in Lancashire, both for the versity and affliction, be showed sake of society, and the attentions his tenderest sympathy and readi- necessary in his debilitated condiness to administer consolation. tion. The following extracts from A near relative, in answer to some letters to some of his most inti. inquiries respecting him, says, mate friends, will show the state “ It is evident from the letters i of his mind at that period. “He have received from him at dif- in whose hand our times are, is with the signature Sunergos, appeared weakening my strength by the in the Evangelical Magazine for Oct

way; and whether I shall have the ber 1822, which was his last contri- pleasure of seeing you again in bution. J. F.

ihe flesh is doubtful. Praying The next article after this Memoir for your prosperity, and for the will be an Essay communicated to us by him, which we have not till now prosperity of Ziod, I request an found room to insert.

interest in your supplications

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also, that I may feel submission may know the rod, and hearken to the divine will while here, and to all that he who bas appointed finally obtain the mercy of our it says to me in his holy word. I Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal often feel a degree of tranquillity life. Of late I have been much of mind, but am not, at times, affected by some of the dying without my fears lest it should be expressions of the Moravian, Mr. a stupidity, a dead calm, rather Gambold. He says, ' All that I than that perfect peace, which can properly desire of my graci. is the effect of having the mind ous Lord is, that he would be mer. stayed upon God, and from right cisul to me, an unworthy sin- views trusting in him. I often per; wash me from my trans- think of what the late Mr. Scott gressions in his blood; keep me said in his last illness, Any in communion with himself and doubt where infinity is concernhis people; help me to behave ed, is sufficient to do away all rightly, at least not offensively, in the consoling influence of hope? my sickness; and be perceptibly My great encouragement is, 'God near to me in my last hour, when will hear the desire of the humble.' ever it shall be.'” In another Pray that my desire may be such, letter, in answer to one from the and that I may have, in every writer of this account, he thus respect, a right frame of mind as expresses himself: “Yours of the to my present circumstances, and 161h of February I received, and all that may await me. Also that thank

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for your concern and I may conduct myself in the prayers.

How often do we see poor remains of life, so as to be ihat chastisement is what the of some use to those about me, children of God are partakers while they are kindly endeavourof! Doubtless there is need of ing to smooth the rugged path, it, otherwise He who takes plea- and that I may finally obtain sure in the prosperity of bis ser- everlasting life.” vants, would not inflict it. Our Contrary to his own expectaconcern is to inquire, Is there tion and that of his friends in not a cause ? and are suitable general, he began, in the spring fruits produced ? I bave more season, to recruit a little, and reasthma of late, and do not think turned to his own retired babita. appearances warrant much ex- tion; to which he was no doubt pectation that I shall recover induced in order to have access strength before I go hence. Pray again to his books, his silent but That God may be with me in the much valued companions, and gloomy valley. “God shall be also to enjoy the society of his with you,' said your dear father, religious connexions : but the and if God all-sufficient be gra hopes of his restoration were sudciously with us, what can we denly blasted by an attack of wish for more ?" A letter to his pleurisy, which his feeble constipastor, dated February 19, con- tution could not sustain, and in a tains the following passages : few days it terminated his mortal “I have not at present much existence, July 11, 1822, in the pain, but I sometimes suffer from sixty-second

year shortness of breath. My prayer The following is the account is, that I may neither despise the given by his pastor, in a letter to chastening of the Lord, nor faint a friend then at a distance, of his when rebuked of him; that I last interview with bim, and of

of his age.

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