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mind and a loving heart. Frequently, parental roof to sojourn in distant lands too, has she enjoyed the peculiar bless. -told upon her strength; but her firm edness of the peacemaker.

faith enabled her to triumph over all. One thing in which she excelled was She realised the design of her Heavenly unwearied Christian hospitality. To Father that these things should conher its exercise was an esteemed tribute to make her a “partaker of His privilege, of which she would never holiness ;" and her personal religious allow herself, if possible, to be deprived. experience grew brighter and more Most cheerfully she supplied every elevated. During Mr. Moody's meetcomfort needed by the Master's ser- ings in Dublin in the year 1874, she vants. Many who preceded her to the had for nearly three weeks the happi. realms of glory have acknowledged ness of witnessing God's work in great her kindness; many yet on earth prosperity; and no invitation could corroborate their testimony ; and she induce her to forego the higher gratifalways asserted that she had her cation of seeing sinners brought to the reward in the edifying conversation Saviour. A leaflet found in her pocketand the fervent prayers of the messen- book on the words, “ To serre the liv. gers of Christ whom she entertained. ing and true God; and to wait for His In the work of the British Association Son from heaven," denotes the attitade for the Evangelization of the Jews she of spirit which she constantly maintook a practical interest, and its agents tained. Its last lines are, were always her welcome guests. In

“Be this my one desire, Lord, fact, she never hesitated to assist in

Whate'er ny earthly state; any project, within a woman's province, And sweeter may it prove each day which she was convinced would be for

To serre Thee and to rait." the advancement of the Redeemer's kingdom.

Her end was befitting such a life, When her husband sustained the

Her last evening on earth was spent office of Circuit-steward, she was more

in conducting a tea-meeting for the than a help meet to him : her skilled Sunday-school children and Juvenile appreciation of household arrange

The attend

Missionary Collectors. ments securing for ministers and their

ance was larger than usual. The chil. families many comforts and conveni dren's songs were most joyous; and ences respecting which office-bearers

the addresses to them were lively and are sometimes too indifferent. It was interesting. All seemed happy ; but cheering to those engaged in the ful care and loving labour had chiefly

none more so than she whose thought. Itinerancy to be met and welcomed by her so affectionately; and none

tended to promote this happiness. have ever left the Circuit without re

The sweet concluding hymn was

beautifully rendered, gretting their separation from such a genuine sister in Christ. "Take “I love to think of the heavenly land, her for all in all," says one valued

Where white-robed angels are, pastor, who knew her well, “she Where many a friend is gathered sale, was one of the best specimens of From fear, and toil, and care : Christian womanhood I ever met with. There'll be no parting—There'll be no She had a truly noble mind, and a parting—There'll be no partingheart as tender as ever beat in a lady's There'll be no parting there." breast."

And the refrain was sung rapturously Of course she was not without trials a second time after the last verse ; bat and difficulties. Aente sickness some none then dreamed that their nest times brought her very low; and the meeting with her would be in that parting with so many of her children “heavenly land." -eight of whom successively left the The next day she seemed desirous

of rest; but spoke a good deal of the translation !" Even so. She “ was meeting, and of some of the children not; for God took” her. She fell asleep in whose future welfare she expressed in Jesus on January 19th, 1876, aged an interest. About two o'clock she fifty-three years. Three days afterwas engaged in household duties, and wards a large congregation assembled was observed by her son to enter the in the chapel, before her remains parlour and sit down in an easy chair. were committed to the tomb, and the This being unusual at that hour, he mourners were cheered by the words continued to look, when he saw & of faith and hope,

shadow pass across her face, and her head droop. He called his sisters,

“ Come, let us join our friends above

That have obtained the prize, while he ran for a physician. Only a

And on the eagle wings of love few moments elapsed before he re

To joys celestial rise : turned, but all was over. Without the

Let all the saints terrestrial sing, slightest trace of suffering, her sancti.

With those to glory gone ; fied spirit had passed away to the

For all the servants of our King, bosom of that Saviour “whom having

In earth and heaven, are one." not seen," she had long “loved," but whom she was now to see face to face. The Superintendent of the Circuit, the One who writes, “ The memory of her Rev. Martin Hynes, made an impresthoughtful, unobtrusive, intelligent sive appeal to all to be “ also ready;" kindness to me when in the Roscrea

and on the following Sabbath he spoke Circuit has always been refreshing," of her life as resembling that of further remarks,-"I have said, in

Enoch in its thorough and sustained speaking of her death, • Kow like a

devotion.

RECENT DEATHS.

August 16th, 1876.–At Bradford, his joy to consecrate whatever busi(Kirkgate Circuit), Mr. Haigh, in the ness talents he possessed to the service eightieth year of his age. He was born of Christ. But this was not all : he in Manchester, December 19th, 1796. was ever ready for duties of any sort Through Methodist teaching he was in connection with the Church. As a early converted to God, and from his class-leader he was greatly beloved ; youth gave himself to the service of the and, in co-operation with all kinds of Church. When eighteen years of age religious workers, he rendered service, he became a Local-preacher, in which whose worth cannot be estimated. The office his labours, continued almost to ministers of Methodism were held by the time of his decease, were most him in great respect ; and with them acceptable and useful. For more than he had constant and intimate fellowhalf a century he held a prominent ship. Nor was he ever reluctant to official position in the Church of his help the cause he so much loved by choice ; for which he cherished an his purse as well as by unceasing intelligent and unalterable attach- labour. Almost to the last he retained ment. During the early period of his much of his physical and mental life his Methodist principles were vigour; his habit of early rising, severely tested ; but both in peaceful doubtless, conducing to this. Hence, and in troublous times he was found he did not retire from one of the many faithful. In the various capacities of offices which he filled. steward, trustee, and treasurer or Not long before his departure he secretary of different Societies, his attended a Missionary Meeting at usefulness was very great ; and it was Barwick-in-Elmett, and revived old and blessed associations in the classes were offered her to commence neighbourhood distinguished by the with. These, however, she declined, residence of the venerated William preferring to seek persons from the Dawson. On his return home sundry world; and soon the class numbered engagements overtaxed his strength, twenty-five. She was always punctual yet no danger was for some time in her attendance, and carefully looked apprehended. Medical aid was ob- after absentees. Three times her class tained; more serious symptoms were became so large that it had to be discovered ; and despite all care he divided. On one Sabbath morning soon passed away. Letters written to two youths residing in the house relatives shortly before his decease, desired to accompany her to class; and show the serenity and submissiveness they both became Local-preachers. of his spirit. “I am in the school of For fifty years her house was the patience," he said ; " but I can trust home of the Circuit ministers, where in Jesus, whose presence I realise." they generally spent two days every Again, “I cannot trust in anything I fortnight; and she often said that she have done, but I can rely on Christ, felt it to be an honour to minister to who has done so much for me.

" When

them. She diligently attended the death was very near he exclaimed, public means of grace, even in rough “Bless the Lord ; glory be to His weather; regularly maintained family name!” The Kirkgate Circuit has sus- worship, and trained her children in tained a great loss in the removal of the way in which they should go. In Mr. Haigh. His extensive knowledge many ways she promoted the cause of of Methodism in all its departments, God. Her letters to her relatives and his fidelity to principle, the clearness friends on religious subjects were of his intellect, even to the last, the numerous and highly prized. Her kindness of his spirit, and his uniform interest in the welfare of the poor was readiness to minister to the interests great, and that interest was mani. of Christ's cause, placed him among fested in cheerfully contributing to the best of the laity of our Connexion. the relief of their wants. She often As a ripe shock of corn he was ready referred to her departed friends, and for the garner.

J. H. her anticipation of meeting them again.

For many years she was blind, but she September 27th,—At Botesdale, in bore this privation submissively and the Diss Circuit, Mrs. Mary Porter, cheerfully. As her end drew near, ber relict of Mr. John Porter, formerly of sufferings became great, but her conNorth Lopham, in her eighty-seventh fidence remained unshaken. To her year. In early life she was led to seek daughter, with whom she had lired for her happiness in God, and joined the many years, and who was most attenWesleyan-Methodist Society. Divine tive to her comfort, she said, “ I am light broke upon her mind as the light looking out, expecting, hoping, and of the early morning, which gradually believing. I have no fear; I am quite increased to “the perfect day.” Her safe; I am willing to go or to stay. faith in the Lord Jesus was firm and Through the atonement of Christ I unwavering, and her filial confidence shall enter heaven.” On being asked in God gave repose to her soul; so if she was on “the Rock," she emphathat, under all circumstances, she was tically exclaimed, “Yes! yes !” Thus enabled to suffer the will of God with she passed away, not only peacefully child-like submission. After her mar- but triumphantly, having been a memriage she was requested to take charge ber of the Methodist Society about of a class, and members from other seventy years.

J. F.

INDEX.

GENERAL INDEX.

to, 844

Abdul Aziz, the deposition and death of, Chapel Reports, general and metropolitan,
654

357
Africa. See vnder Religious INTELLI- Charles, Count of Albany, 738
GENCE, GENERAL.

Chaucer, Geoffrey, the “Good Wife of
Alone, yet not alone,” 418

Bath" by, referred to, 439
* Amongst the trees : an argument, 446 | China. See under RELIGIOUS INTELLI.
An evangelical Romanist: Martin Boos, GENCE, GENERAL,
1014

Church hymn-book, the object of a, 1036
Anne of Bohemia, 1107

Committees of Review, valuable purposes
Aristotle, division of the sciences by, served by, 839
1111

Comte, Auguste, classification of the

sciences by, 1112-1114
ARMY AND NAVY WORK, OUR.

Davies, Rev. William, D.D., Con-
Aldershot, 273

ference obituary of, 933—referred
Chatham garrison, 1041
Parkhurst garrison and Netley hos- Digenis Akritas: the “Robin Hood” of
pital, 177, 465, 849, 1041

Medieval Hellenism, 230
Portsmouth garrison, 177, 561
Shorncliffe Camp, 1134

DIVINITY. See also Pope's “ Com-
Bacon: the newness of the New Organon,

PENDIUM OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY,"
1025--scientific classification of the

and THE PRAYERS or ST. PAUL.
sciences by, 1111

An estimate of a worthy (Judges vi.,
Beatoun, Cardinal, account of his death, vii), 395
997

Hedged goodness (Job i. 9, 10), 778
Berridge, Rev. John, mutilations of Wes- Home piety, 1067
ley's hymns by, 531, 532

Homilies by St. Bernard : Glory and
Bible, the. See under LITERARY Notices, praise ever to be ascribed to God
and RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE, GENE- for all His gifts bestowed on us, 709

- The name of Jesus (Solomon's
Boos, Martin, 1014

Song i. 3), 1085
Boston, Rev. Thomas, account of, 802 The Apostolic resolution (Acts vi. 4),
Brown, Rev. John, of Haddington, short

878
potice of, 431

The cry of the overwhelmed (Psalm
Butler, Joseph, Bishop of Bristol and lxi, 2), 979
Durham, 725

The moral significance of baptism into
Byron, Lord, 630, 806

Christ (Romans vi. 1-1],) 782

The overflowing fountain (2 Corinthians
Candidates for the ministry, increased ix. 8), 109
supply of, needed, 840-842

The promise of the Spirit (Joel ii.
Carlyle, Thomas, note by, on Dr. Macfar- 28-30), 490

Jane's “Memoir” of Professor Lawson, The quarterly tickets for June and
977

September, 1876: Luke vi. 37...525
Catholic Union Conference at Bonn,247

Nahum i. 7...1027
Cennick, Rev. John, the Judgment hymn The souer and the reapers (John iv.
of, 924

34-38), 590
VOL. XXII.-FIFTH SERIES.

RAL

4 E

of England respecting the operations
of, 636-638

DIVINITY, continued.
Thoughts on Satanic and angelic influ-

ence upon man, 683
Unconscious orthodoxy, 27, 116
EARLY METHODISM AND DIGNITARIES

OP THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH:
Richard Smalbroke, D.D., successively
Bishop of St. David's and Lichfield and
Coventry, 540, 635—Joseph Butler,
successively Bishop of Bristol and Dur-
ham, 725—George Lavington, Bishop
of Exeter, 909, 1123— William War-

burton, Bishop of Gloucester, 1126
Edvards, Rev. William, Conference

obituary of, 940-short notice of, 844
Egyptian language, the, 905
EMINENT ARMINIAN Divines: Episco-

pius, 139–Philip van Limborch, 258
-James Andreas, 332- Daniel Tilenus,
433

England, a German view of, 437
Erskine, Rev. Ebenezer and Ralph, account

of, 422-433—the study Bible of Ralph,
978

HOJE-MISSIONARY CORRESPOND.

ENCE.
Alton : Farnham, 373, 946-Peters-

field, 659, 946—Horsham, 565
Bacup: Shawforth and Facit, 659, 948
Banff: Portessie, 467, 948
Barrowford and Nelson, 275, 467
Barrow-in-Furness, 564
Bath (District Mission), 81, 273, 562,

849, 1042, 1138
Bedford and Northampton (District

Mission), 1043, 1137
Bradford-on-Avon: Trowbridge, 180,

946
Bristol (District Mission), 178, 369,

657, 850
Carlisle: Caldewgate, 564
Frome: Warminster, 947
Grimsby, 948
Home-Missionary Anniversary, 1876...

562
Hull (District Mission), 1136
Kendal: Ambleside, 276
Kingston: Chertsey and Walton-on-

Thames, 658_Cobham, 946
Lincoln (District Mission), 274, 466,

658, 945
London : German Mission, 369, 1045

-New Cross, 468, 854—Lambeth:

Clapham, 945
London : Second (District Mission), 82
Lyme-Regis : Honiton, 276
Middlesborough, 83
Norwich and Lynn (District Mission),

465, 1042
Oxford: Woodstock, 946
Reading : Henley-on-Thames, 372
Ripley: Blackwell, 180, 1044
Stratford : Leytonstone, 179
Taunton and Wellington: Wivelis-

combe and Milverton, 83
West-Bromwich, 947
Zetland, 853; Lerwick, 851– Walls,

852—Northmavin and Delting, 852

False Messiahs, 704
Fisher, Rev. James, short account of, 426
Frankland, Rev. Benjamin, B.A., death

of, 191-Conference obituary of, 937–
short notice of, 844-referred to, 742,
843

Gillespie, Rev. Thomas, 798

GLANCE AT PUBLIC OCCUR.

RENCES.

The Suez canal purchase-The East-
ern question, 76–79

The Prince of Wales' visit to India-
The Grattan monument, 174-176

The Owston-Ferry law-suit—The
Folkestone Ritual judgment, 268,271

The Spanish peace-England and
slavery- The burials question, 364-367

Presbyterian Union—The deposition
and death of Abdul Aziz—The Eastern
question, 653-656

ODISH

Grattan, Henry, monument to, 175
Greek philosophy before Socrates, 72

Huntingdon, Lady. See EARLY METH-

AND DIGNITARIES OF THE
ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
Hymn-Book, Wesleyan-Methodist, Mr.

Wesley's preface to, 529—the Enlarged,
732—notice of, by Conference, 830—
the authorship of hymn sixty-sis
in, 920

Hall, Rev. Samuel Romilly, Conference

obituary of, 1031-short notice of, 843

-referred to, 835
Hegel, division of the sciences by, 1112
Heroines and pseudo-heroines: suggested

by some recent books of female bio.

graphy, 340
Holy Spirit, the, teaching of the Church

India, the native States of, 998–progress

of the work of God in, 743, 750. See
also under GLANCE AT PUBLIC OCCUR-
RENCES, and RELIGIOUS INTELLI-
GENCE, GENERAL.

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