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liberality of Mrs. Glover and Miss Man3. | matters foreign to herself as to leave no field. Among the numerous varieties of space for that querulousness sometimes Christian efforts in which she engaged, characteristic of declining years. Attached with her wonted ardour, the prosperity of by no vain regret or prejudice to the past, this institution lay ever nearest to the she was among the first to appreciate heart of Mrs. Glover. Its success, in every hopeful aspect of the present. The spite of passing trouble and discourage- Town Mis n, not long since established ment, has vindicated the justice of her in Birmingham, has lost in her one of its preference. She was permitted to behold, most generous supporters. She was unyear after year, the departure from its ceasingly solicitous concerning the spiritual walls of many devout and gifted young well-being of the young, in the Sunday men, thoroughly trained, under the able School, the congregation, and the families guidance of its Professors, to preach the of her acquaintance; and she would contruth, as it is in Jesus, among the stantly urge on the Ministers who visited churches of the Independent deno- her the importance of directing their best mination, in various parts of the energies to win and to impress the rising country. Strong as was the interest she generation. never ceased to feel in Foreign Missions, The general spirit of Mrs. Glover's her good sense was never carried away by benevolence was a fine exemplification of that enthusiasm which, by exhausting the Apostolic counsel, " He that sheweth effort for remote objects, enfeebles per- | mercy (let him do it) with cheerfulness." manently those home resources whereby It is where benevolence is rarely shown, alone distant operations can be persever that the difficulty and reluctance, often ingly maintained. She was well aware visibly attendant on the effort, remind us that no transient success abroad could of the need of this exhortation to cheerful compensate for the neglect of that central giving. But where, as in her case, such motive power—the ministry of home. bestowment is a habit, there it becomes a
But while thus strongly interested in delight, and to cease to do good and to an object so important, there was no exclu- communicate is to be debarred from an siveness in her sympathy. While attached enjoyment which brightens the whole from conviction to Nonconformist prin course of life. The habitual cheerfulness ciples, she was ready to co-operate with of Mrs. Glover is to be attributed less to the efforts of good men in any denomina- a somewhat sanguine temperament, and a tion to spread the glory of the Redeemer's mind generally well balanced, than to the name. Each new proposal suggested for warmth and compass of her Christian symthe diffusion of the Gospel, with its addi- pathies. Her daily life in her retirement tional demand for help, found a new place seemed to draw its nourishment and vigour in her capacious heart. Every opening from the accounts which reached her of prospect of aggression in the domain of the good that was doing. She made her ignorance and evil was fertile to her ever sick-chamber a centre to which was hopeful anticipation with a harvest of un- gathered all the information she could wonted fulness. The chill and depressing collect concerning efforts, neighbouring influence of old age seemed never to abate or remote, which were anywhere being the vivacity and ardour with which she made to proclaim the Gospel, and to lessen identified herself with every advance of the sum of human misery. Such was the the kingdom of Christ, whether distant or great subject of her inquiries to all who near at hand. While her early days were came to see her. From this centre went characterized by not a little of that serious forth her prayers and her affectionate ness of purpose usually associated with desires over the whole earth, in behalf riper years, her eventide of life was still of those who laboured to advance the warm with all the freshness and buoyancy Saviour's kingdom. With a heart thus of morning. Within the aged frame the ranging far beyond personal interests, she heart was always young. Her thoughts was, as it were, made free of the public and her affections were so engaged in stock of blessedness which belongs to the
spiritual commonwealth of all Christians. | difference between the wealth which This true Communion of Saints and death converts into celestial opulence, Membership in the family of God, made and the wealth which death makes each new triumph of the Cross a fresh barren dust. The influences of her life influx of private happiness. While out- are flowing on, and yet to flow, mingling ward ease and individual enjoyment might with the confluent issues of Christian fluctuate, she always found, in some effort, each benign result propagating region embraced by this far-reaching more and branching into new courses, sympathy, a theme for happy praise, and fully distinguishable only to the eye of assurance for the final triumph of light Omniscience, yet, haply, in part made over the darkness.
known to her. If tidings reach them Mrs. Glover was confined to her bed above of the victories of the Cross on room, and at last to her bed, for many earth, none may say when her heavenly months before she died. During nearly joy shall cease to receive additions through the whole of that period she was deprived long spaces of time yet to come, as the of the faculty of sight, suffering pain at news of benign results from time to time intervals, and slowly sinking by the ascends, towards which her life was a process of a natural decay. It was her tributary cause. Her memory exhorts us great solace then to hear her faithful to continue the same labour, under the attendant read to her from the Word of influence of the same motives, not forgetful God, and from the Reports of the Societies that even the cup of cold water, given in she loved, so that, while gradually with the same spirit in which she yielded up her drawing herself from the scene of conflict, abundance, shall not be unheeded by the she might busy her thankful thoughts Lord to whom its feeble ministry is with new successes, looked for or achieved. devoutly rendered. Towards the close of her last illness her Her remains were interred on Tuesday, mind frequently wandered, but, even Nov. 8th, in the vaults belonging to then, her scattered thoughts were only Ebenezer Chapel; the presence of many occupied with spiritual things, with the ministers of the town and neighbourhood, hopes and labours of men of God, with and of good men of various denominations, some one or other of the varieties of testifying to the universal esteem in which Christian enterprise. Her last words she was held. The funeral address was before she sank into unconsciousness were delivered by her pastor, and prayers in an inquiry as to whether some moneys the chapel and at the grave were offered had been paid, as she directed, to the by the Rev. J. A. James, and the Rev. poor. On being assured that they had, T. R. Barker, Classical Tutor of Spring she said, “That is all right;" and never Hill College. On the following Sunday spoke more.
her funeral sermon was preached from For some six-and-thirty hours she lay Matt. v. 7. in what seemed a peaceful slumber, and in that repose her spirit passed away, with scarcely a perceptible sign of change. DEATH OF RALPH WARDLAW, D.D.
The life of Mrs. Glover furnishes a With a smitten heart, and tears of unpractical illustration of the true heaven- dissembled grief, we record the death of liness of mind inculcated in the Gospel, - that great, and good, and useful man, the not the selfish reverie of the recluse, | Rev. Ralph Wardlaw, D.D., for more whose musings upon heavenly joy are than fifty years the honoured pastor of only interrupted by the cries of earthly the Congregational church assembling in sorrow,-but that habit of mind which West George-street Chapel, Glasgow. cares while here for the things of deepest The solemn event took place at Easterinterest among the societies of heaven, House, on Saturday morning, the 17th of and rejoices with the angels over one December, at seven o'clock. For some sinner that repenteth. It shows us what months past he had been suffering from a it is to have treasure in heaven,-the severe attack of inflammation, which re
duced his system, and brought on other that we cannot but regard his death as a
WALTHAMSTOW MISSION SCHOOL FOR THE
DAUGHTERS OF MISSIONARIES.
the committee cannot advance, without
incurring frequent embarrassment. It is now some years since any special In addition to all this, the Institution appeal has been made on behalf of the has anxiously maintained its character "Institution for the Daughters of Mis- as a home to the pupils, when they have sionaries ;” and the kind response with professedly left its shelter; and although which the effort was then met, encou- the outlay is thus necessarily augmented, rages the committee to solicit renewed it is a feature of the establishment which attention to its present circumstances. the committee deem of indispensable im
In doing so, the committee consider it portance. It must be evident that such due to its kind supporters, as well as items swell the aggregate amount of the to themselves, to refer distinctly to some committee's expenditure, and cause their of the peculiarities of its claims upon balance sheet to appear to the comparatheir sympathy, and briefly to place tive disadvantage of the executive. before them those objects of unavoidable The committee assure their friends, expenditure which distinguish it from that while they desire to administer the other educational establishments. funds of the Institution with liberality,
They hope, therefore, it will be borne and an anxious wish to promote the comin mind, that the Institution does not fort of the children, yet that they do so simply provide education for the children with a conscientious regard to the strictest committed to it, but also by necessity a economy. home, and that therefore a comparison As no payments are made to the Insticannot justly be made between it and tution in advance, a considerable degree private schools.
of trouble is entailed upon those charged The charge which the committee have with its financial concerns; the com. devolved upon them, admits of no relief mittee are, therefore, induced to appeal by extended vacations, but extends in to the kindness of the Christian public, many instances to the course of the to relieve them from this addition to their whole year. It includes medicine and other responsibilities, by enabling them other unavoidable expenses incident to illness, provision, and arrangement for hundred pounds, to meet such current clothing, relaxation, and change of air, demands as above specified. together with many other things con- The value of the Institution is so well nected with the physical and mental train authenticated, that the committee do not ing of the children not easily specified. Be- feel it necessary to urge any new argu. sides the above, small advances of money ments to commend it to the sympathy of are often to be made to the children, or little the Christian public, presents purchased by the parents' request, Its importance has often been, and is which although to be repaid in due still confirmed in the pleasing results time, require a capital in hand, which manifested in the characters and lives of
to to realize a capital of from three to five
many of those who have been prepared upon or discussed, of considerable interest. by its training to occupy positions of Mr. Capper made a statement for the influence, in various departments of hon- church ; and Mr. Gamble briefly anourable and useful labour. They may nounced his views of Christian truth. be permitted to conclude this appeal by The venerable Dr. Collyer then addressed reference to the Saviour's words, “ Inas. a pathetic charge to the new pastor, from much as ye have done it unto one of the the words of Joseph to his brother Benjaleast of these, ye have done it unto me." min, “God be gracious unto thee, my Signed on behalf of the Committee, son.” The Recognition Prayer was offered Esther CAREY,
by the Rev. Dr. Burder; and the people Mrs. Pre Smith, Secretaries. were addressed by the Rev. George Smith. A few years ago a considerable sum The Rev. Mr. Davis of Homerton conwas raised by a Bazaar, through the kind cluded the touching services of the day. exertions of some friends not connected | There was a large attendance of ministers, with the committee.; the amount thus i both at the chapel, and at the dinner raised, was never within their control afterwards, at which excellent addresses for general use, as it was invested by the were delivered by the Chairman, Mr. donors as an Orphan Fund, in the hands Martin, Mr. Binney, Mr. Smith, Mr. of trustees, and thus the committee have Gamble, Mr. Bateman, Dr. Campbell, no power to touch it for other purposes. | Mr. Hare, and others.
THE REV. JOHN BURNET'S NEW CHAPEL, RECOGNITION SERVICE OF THE REV. JOHN CAMBERWELL.
CORBIN, TABERNACLE, FINSBURY. This very handsome and commodious On Wednesday evening, 14th Decemplace of worship, combining both taste ber, 1853, a service long to be rememand economy, was opened, on Wednes- bered was held at the Tabernacle, on day, the 30th November, when Dr. Harris occasion of the public recognition of the preached a most powerful discourse in Rev. John Corbin, late of Derby, as cothe morning, to a crowded auditory. In pastor with the Rev. Dr. Campbell. The the evening a public meeting was held, at attendance was large and encouraging, and which Mr. Burnet, surrounded by a large the whole appearance of things was such circle of his brethren, gave a very inter- as to awaken animating hopes for the esting account of the history of the new future. The Rev. James Gawthorne, of chapel. The Rev. B. Brown, Dr. Camp- Derby, with whom Mr. Corbin has been bell, and others, delivered very powerful associated in the pastorate for fourteen and telling speeches. Our prayer is, that years, opened the service in a remarkably our friend and brother, Mr. Burnet, may solemn and appropriate prayer.
Dr. continue to enjoy a large measure of that Campbell then explained, in a very lumibenediction which has hitherto crowned nous and satisfactory manner, the steps his lengthened and very useful career. He which had been taken in reference to the will have the most cordial good wishes of very cordial invitation which Mr. Corbin all his brethren in the ministry.
had received and accepted ;--while Mr.
Corbin gave his reasons for the step he RECOGNITION SERVICE OF THE REV. H. J. had taken, and sketched the course which GAMBLE, AT CLAPTON.
he intended to pursue. Dr. Tidman then Tuis interesting event took place on offered prayer for a Divine blessing on the Thursday, the 8th December. The deep union ratified. Dr. Morison addressed feeling excited, on behalf of the new pas- | counsels to the new pastor, and the Rev. tor, was sufficiently indicated, by the John Stoughton to the people; when the dense crowà assembled on the occasion. Rev.J.W. Richardson concluded a service Prayer having been presented to God, by unusually edifying and refreshing. May the Rev. John Jefferson, the Rev. T. Bin- God most richly and abundantly bless ney delivered an introductory discourse, and prosper our beloved brethren in the in which many questions were touched charge committed to them!
ORANGB STREET CHAPEL, LEICESTER assembly, at considerable length, in a SQUARE.
most stirring and animating speech. He The freehold of this place of worship, was followed by Mr. Rice, who developed together with that of three adjoining the plan of the committee for raising the houses, has recently been purchased by amount required, and by Rev. E. Cornthe church and congregation. It had wall and Mr. Bicknell, who most forcibly long been a source of great anxiety to urged the claims of the object upon the the friends at Orange Street, as to what friends present. The result was most would be their position at the expiration gratifying, and, as a commencement of of the existing lease; and many were the the effort, upwards of £730 was subfears which they entertained that, when scribed, and in addition to this an extenthat period should arrive, the chapel sive machinery, consisting of collectingmight pass into other hands, and the cards and boxes, penny-a-week, and church which now gathers within its walls other subscriptions, was set in movement, might be dispersed.
and the whole matter appeared to be taken By a most remarkable series of provi- up in such a spirit as to augur well for dential circumstances, however, they the success of the undertaking. have, at a time, and in a manner most The object contemplated is deserving unexpected, been enabled to purchase of the sympathy and co-operation of the the fee simple of the property, on most friends of the Redeemer, and especially advantageous terms; the cost of the of Congregational Dissenters. It would whole of the premises being only £3200. have been a circumstance much to be
The site on which the chapel and deplored, had this place of worship-built houses stand forms a plot 90 feet long originally for the French refugees, and and 70 feet wide, situate in a most eli- in which so many holy men, whose names gible and important locality; and at some are embalmed in the memories and affecfuture period there will be an opportunity tions of the people of God, have declared afforded of erecting a new chapel, of the truth as it is in Jesus been larger dimensions than the present struc- diverted from the sacred purposes to ture, and also a commodious school which for more than one hundred and house, with other appendages. In order sixty years it has been devoted, or if to provide the funds required to com- another gospel—which indeed is not plete the purchase, two kind friends have another-had been proclaimed within its advanced the necessary amount on loan ; walls. This sad and disastrous result has, and the property has been put in trust however, by the good providence of God, for the church and congregation in con- been averted; and this ancient sanctuary nexion with the Independent denomi- has been secured in perpetuity for the nation.
worship of God, and the preaching of the It is intended to make an effort to pay gospel, in connexion with the Congregaoff the whole of the money borrowed, in tional body. the course of five years ; and a meeting was held on Thursday, the 3rd Novem- NEW INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, LONGSIGHT, ber, 1853, at Willis's Rooms, Brewer Street, with a view of adopting measures for This elegant and commodious edifice securing this object. The Rev. Samuel (erected for the Rev. J. Sutcliffe, late of Luke, of Clifton, (late pastor of the Ashton-under-Line) opened for church at Orange Street,) came up to public worship on Wednesday, the 19th town purposely to preside on the occa- of October, 1853. The Rev. Dr. Raffles sion. The report of the committee, preached in the morning, and the Rev. detailing the step taken by them, and J. A. James in the evening. On the urging the co-operation of the friends in following Lord's day two sermons were carrying out the plans proposed, was preached by the Rev. J. Baldwin Brown, presented to the meeting by Mr. Kilpin, B.A., of London. The congregations after which the chairman addressed the
were very large, and the services deeply