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testimony. Perhaps there is no place in England in | broken bow, and realized the strong expression of which the evils of the race-course are so mixed up the apostle Peter, by returning, “like the sow that| with the population of the place as the city of Ches. | was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” Many ter: the race-course may be said to form part of the an ingenuous youth well known to me has deplored, place. There is no need, as in other towns, to go with shame-stricken countenance, and fast-falling even a short distance to be a spectator of the proceed-1 tears, the gross immoralities of that season. I have ings: a person standing on the western walls of the before me the instance of two young men especially, town has the whole race-course spread out at his in whom the consistent godliness of several years very feet. During the last few years, owing to the was totally overthrown. I rejoice to think they exertions of a worthy magistrate of the place, at the i have been both, by the grace of God, brought back time that he was a mayor, the first day of the race to the paths which they had forsaken, wiser and humwas altered from the Monday to the Tuesday, to bler from their fall, and have since been enabled to avoid the awful profanation of the Lord's-day with stand in a strength which they had not earnestly which that week commenced. Before that change sought before. But, alas ! how many there are took place, the tumult of the streets, even during who have not returned, and who have ended by! divine service, was so great, that it was a continual | hardening their own conscience, after having begun interruption to the congregations assembled in the by resisting its checks. churches. I have been jostled almost off the steps. There was a fine manly fellow of eight-and-twenty, which led from my own church-door, as I descended apparently a steady, sober-minded man, a constant them, by a crowd of ill-mannered fellows who came , attendant for some time with his godly sister at my up arm in arm, one of the party puffing the smoke Church. He was a kind son, an affectionate brother, of his cigar in my face: and the Sabbath evening, in a good workman, and high in the confidence of his that ancient Christian city, presented, on every side, employers. He had joined my Bible class of young scenes that would have been disgraceful even to a men, and had won my esteem by the simple frankheathen land. Carriages of all sorts came rolling ness of his disposition and the plain manliness of into the town during the whole of the Lord's-day; his whole bearing. But gradually he withdrew him-! and there were sights and sounds on every side, as self from the Church and from the Bible class, and the night drew in, ill suited to the Christian Sabbath all my remonstrances, seconded by those of his drunkards reeling and shouting about the streets, widowed mother and sister, were civilly and quietly and the inns and public-houses of all sorts filled to received, but steadily and inflexibly resisted. And overflowing with noisy and ungodly revellers. There yet there was no apparent immorality to be discorwas, a few years ago, one room in my own parish ered-nothing in his life or conduct which either I which has been so crowded by the mixed multitude or his relations could censure, except his utter disreof gamblers assembled there, that the men sat on gard of the Lord's-day, and of all other means of one another's knees ; and there hundreds and thou- grace. He was still the same affectionate son and sands of pounds were betted and taken ; and not only brother; he brought faithfully to his mother at the there, but in every quarter of the old city, the gam end of the week, the sum of money-not a small one bler and the black-leg of bigh and low life might be -which he had agreed to give her for his board seen, with care-worn brow and eager look, intent up and lodging. But his anxious mother sighed in on their close calculations—the bold and reckless secret, and felt that there was something wrong, gambler ready to stake his all upon the favourite though she hardly liked to own it to herself. while horse—the selfish and the cautious,exercising all his his pious and exemplary sister openly deplored to skill in “ hedging," to secure and to enrich himself. me the sad change in her beloved Charley. He was
Year after year it seemed as if some advancement seized with an illness, which filled them with alarm. was made in winning souls to God, and, humanly | He had worked to the last moment ; and one mornspeaking, this was the case: many an individual be- ing about eleven o'clock, he came in from his work gan to manifest a desire to walk in the ways of gods quite exhausted, and throwing himself on a chair, liness, and to take delight in the things of God; but said, with a countenance of deep sadness, “I must perhaps at the very time that the snare of the give it up; I can work no more." He took to his fowler seemed broken, and the soul about to escape, bed. His illness was of a lingering character, and at the snare was again set, the temptation again pre- | times he seemed to rally; but although his apparent sented, and the captive again secured. I believe that recovery filled their hearts with more hope, still he this is not only my testimony, but that of several was but the shadow of his former self; and at last other earnest and anxious ministers of Christ in he returned to his bed, never to leave it again. Chester. How often have I seen some individual They wished him to see me; and I went to him in whom I had begun to take a deep interest, and by / immediately. The poor fellow was pleased to see whose apparent consistency in attending the means me; and many an hour did I spend at his bed-side.] of grace. I had been led to hope that he was indeed It was impossible not to be pleased with him; but strengthened, stablished, and settled, fall away, and though as his friend I loved him, as the minister prove that he was utterly unable to resist the influ- of Christ I could never feel satisfied with his state. ence of the periodical mania of the Chester race He owned to me that he had given up every hope of week! With his eyes fully opened to the folly and recovering his health. He said that he knew he the sin of the way which he was about to take, he should die ; but there was something I could not has started aside from bis new profession, like a discover it-which made me feel that there was no
reality about his repentance, nothing genuine in his myself, a respectable, industrious workman, but as faith. It was no immorality in the common sense entirely given up as I was to that wicked gambling. of the word to which he had yielded. I questioned He came to speak to me on the subject to-night; but him plainly but delicately on all such points. There I had told him, just before you entered the room, was, however, a holding back of something, a coldness, never to come to me again, for that I had done with a want of heart in all that he said, when replying to the thing for ever. And now, sir, let me tell you my earnest appeals on the one point of vital | what have been the ways of our set. We were all of importance.
| us gober men, men of good character, industrious, One evening on entering his chamber, I found and well-respected, but given up secretly to this him in close and earnest conversation with another betting and gambling. And it was on the Lord'sman, & grave, middle-aged man, who seemed to be day that we made our plans and settled our books. as steady and respectable as himself; his dress showed | We used to go quietly one by one from our own that he was well to do in the world, and his manner houses, taking a round by some of the back-streets was more than commonly civil and respectful. He of the town, to our place of meeting at the rivercontinued to converse with the sick man for a few side, and there take a boat and go up the Dee for a minutes in a calm quiet voice; but I saw a look ex- few miles; and then, when we were out of sight and changed between them, and he rose up and took his hearing, we settled our business. You would scarcely leave. I remained with my poor friend about my believe, if I were to tell you, the large sums that we usual time; but the visit was, as before, unsatisfac- | have lost and won from our calculations and our bets tory, and yet I could hardly tell why. After I had on the various races throughout the country. We left him, I was again suddenly summoned to the made it a matter of downright business, and carried house. The mother met me with looks of alarm: poor on the work with the same coolness and steadiness Charley, she said, had suddenly been taken much that we gave to our regular calling. Oftentimes I worse : she feared he was actually dying at that very | have trembled to think of the risks I have run, and time. I hastened up to the chamber, and his sister the difficulties in which I have been entangled, and quitted it as I entered. I think her brother had the sums that were at stake, and the ruin that stared requested to be left alone with me. He was indeed me in the face. The wonder has been, how I have to all appearance a dying man. Never have I wit- been able to bring my mother my weekly pay, and to nessed so profuse a death-sweat in any dying person- | deceive her and poor Mary as I have all along done; his hands, his face, his hair, his own linen, and that but it is the secret deceit of the whole that has cut of the bed, were reeking with the cold and heavy me to the heart; and as I lay and thought upon it tomoisture, its chillness when I touched his hand night, it took me in such a way, that I think I have alarmed me. I placed my finger on his pulse : it was gone through all the pains and all the dreadful weak. scarcely perceptible. I spoke to him: his manly voice ness and faintness of a dying hour. Ill as I am, sir, had died almost to a whisper. I said no more-I saw it was not my illness that reduced me to the state what was needed ; and instantly quitted the room. you saw: it was this, and only this—the horror that " I must have strong hot brandy and water immedi- came over me, and the shame, when I thought how ately for him," I said to his mother. “But he is I had taken you all in; and, sir, I have never been forbidden," she replied, " to take wine or spirits of in earnest-you must have seen it-I have never any kind. The doctor has ordered nothing but gruel.” been in earnest-though I am all but a dying man“ He must have brandy, or he will sink at once," I notwithstanding all the pains you took with me, and answered, " and I will take the risk upon myself." | all the kindness you showed me, till now. I have The cordial was given; and he gradually revived. I never cared, really cared, for my soul, never loved continued sitting by his bed-side. I soon felt his my blessed Saviour. How could I, sir, keeping back pulse returning to its strength, and not long after, he my sin, and hiding my secret in my heart as I have was enabled to speak to me. “I must tell you, sir," done? But I am glad that I have told you; and that he said, " what is the cause of all this. It is not I have been open and plain-spoken at last. Ah! bodily illness; it is not death; it is the state of my sir, perhaps you never knew till to-night what a mind. I must tell you every thing. If I keep my curse these races have been to many a respectable secret any longer, it will kill me. I have made up man like myself, in a secret way. Only let me beg my mind to speak to you in confidence, as my friend. that what I have told to you, you will not let my But you will promise me not to tell my mother and poor mother and sister know; for I cannot bear to sister: it would break their hearts to know what my think of the grief which they would feel." course has been, and how shamefully I have deceived I said but little to him that night. There was now them. Ah, sir, those races! they have been my no cause to imprese upon him the greatness of the ruin! I had given up for a time-when I came to sin, of which he was so deeply conscious. But in the your Church, and to your young men's class-my little that I did say, I gravely assured him how fully gambling and my betting ; but I did not know my I concurred with the view that he took of his sin, own weakness; and by degrees, I fell back again : how thoroughly I agreed with him in the abhorrence and the worst of it all is, sir, the secresy with which he felt at the course of continued deceit which he I have been going on in my bad ways. I have had had pursued ; and kneeling down beside him, we my betting-books at many of the public-houses, not poured forth together our solemn and humble prayer only in Chester, but in Liverpool. The man you to Him who alone had the power and the will to saw in my room to-night is just such another as forgive him, in that prevailing name by which only
the guilty sinner can hope to find pardon and accep- | unhappy condition. They reflect not on their dantance with an offended and heart-searching God. gerous position as travellers to an eternal habiWhen I went to him on the following day, his
tation. They think not on the peril of an immortal
spirit--they reflect not on the breaking up of the sister begged to speak to me before I went up to his
I constitution, as long as the physician continues to chamber. Charles had told her and his mother every give them any hope of recovery; and, during this thing. On quietly thinking the matter over, he had critical period, they treat the means of grace as un. judged it right to do so; and though they had not suitable companions. In these circumstances, the said a word in excuse of his sin, he had met with
Christian integrity of the medical attendant will ap
pear highly valuable. We speak not at present nothing but tender affection from those two loving
merely of the opportunities he has of dropping an hearts.
instructive and seasonable hint to the distressed. I found him much better-the burden which from We dwell not on the precious moments which many the beginning of his illness had oppressed his spirit of the profession, to their honour, fail not to imhad been removed, and he had been enabled, not prove. We dwell not on the profitable turn which
may be given to conversation in an hour when danger only to confide it to his earthly friends--he had laid
is near. We refer especially to the conduct of the the whole weight on that gracious Saviour who has
physician in giving facility to the admission of all borne our own sins in his own body upon the tree,
minister of the gospel to the bed of sickness. Some and who is as willing as he is able to receive the | are in the habit of giving such peremptory injuncreturning and repentant sinner. He was enabled to tions to the household of the distressed as amount rejoice in that great assurance, that, “ if we confess to a prohibition of every one, except the nurse, from
the precincts of the chamber where the patient our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our
resides. Now, we have yet to learn why a pastor sing." He was strengthened in spirit, for he was now
may not be admitted into the presence of the sufferer, rejoicing in hope; and his bodily health, though he
as well as the medical practitioner. He will not was unable to quit his chamber or his bed, had | hesitate to take along with him a brother of the proapparently improved. improved. The short interval thus fession at the worst stage of the disease, and we do
The short interval thus graciously granted to him proved a season of great
not see why the visit of a clergyman should be more
agitating to the mind of the patient. We see no blessedness. There could be no doubt that the Lord
reason why the visit of a pastor should be considered had put away his sin, and had accepted him; and
a8 an emblem of sadness. We see no ground for when his strength once more failed him, and his considering his call as an infallible intimation that redeemed spirit departed, it seemed to all around death is approaching. We do not see why his visit him as if the Lord had said unto him, “ Go in should not be conducive to the improvement of the
health of the body and the vigour of the soul. A peace.” I am well aware that the worldly reader may say, which he must pass, has many qualifications cal
clergyman, from the nature of the discipline through that, after all, his sin was not a flagrant one. But culated to fit him for acting a prudent and faithful those who have been brought to know that the part in the abode of mourning. Not to mention his of God are with the heart. will take the experience as a Christian, his nervous system has to
submit to a severer training during his education same view as poor Charles - did of the course of
than in that of any other of the learned professions. conduct which he had pursued, and will see in the
He is also daily coming in contact with people labour. peculiar tenderness of his conscience, and the anguish
ing under mental depression, whose case be must of mind which he suffered, a proof that he had at last | study and thoroughly investigate before he can be entered into a true conception of the character of successful in the discharge of duty. We cannot see. God and the evil of sin. All, however, must see from
therefore, why he may not be trusted to use his dishis case how fatal a snare those races had proved to
cretion at all times in the chamber of sorrow. He
comes armed with his Master's authority. He comes him.-Facts in a Clergyman's Life.
with a message of peace to man; and, if he follow the example of Him who came to heal the sick and the
broken-hearted, no man has any thing to dread from THE FIDELITY OF THE PHYSICIAN.
his call. [This article forms the greater portion of a chapter in a very We are aware that some are ready to assert that excellent little work which we are anxious to introduce to these visits are often very ungeasonable and
these visits are often very unseasonable and unprofitthe notice of our readers. It is entitled " Christian Fidelity
able—that they cast a shade over those who are alin the House of Mourning." By the Rev David Mitchell.
ready perplexed- that they cast a gloom over the of Free St Luke's Church, Glasgow-an excellent and devoted minister of Christ. It contains a large number of mind which is already depressed, and that they tend valuable statements and suggestions, and is fitted to be to hasten the end of the sufferer. Such sentiments eminently useful in stirring up and directing those who
as these are the productions of a mind vitiated by wait upon the afflicted]
the prevalence of sin. They are the polluted streams The medical practitioner stands on high vantage which flow from the pernicious fountain. They proground in the field of philanthropy and Christian ceed from an understanding where darkness reigns. fidelity. Admitted as he is, on all occassions, into the | The religion of Christ is only gloomy to those who
amber of sickness and to the bed-side of the dis- | are ignorant of its power. It is forbidding only to eased, he has opportunities of doing good where those who are aliens to the principles and the joys it others are excluded. It will be readily granted, that imparts; for the reception of it begets a peace, the many, when they are seized with bodily pain, never experience of it a strength, and the contemplation of think of applying for spiritual consolation until they it a hope, which supports its subjects under all their have consulted the physician. They send for the griefs-enables them to rejoice in tribulation-bears medical practitioner in whom they have the greatest them up under the agonies of disease, and prepares confidence, and to him they relate their tale of woe. | them to contemplate death with calm and devoted Their great object is to find out a cure for their serenity. Even admitting, for the sake of illustrapresent malady, and obtain deliverance from their tion, the consequences which these men anticipate,
THE FIDELITY OF THE PHYSICIAN.
we ask, Would their advice furnish a safe line of con- advert to their false delicacy the more cheerfully, duct? When we consider the awe-inspiring eternity that many of the most distinguished of the medical which is the final destiny of man-when we remem- profession coincide entirely with our views. These ber that after death he enters upon a state of per- men are careful in the prescriptions for the body, petual bliss or endless misery-can we for a moment and their sense of responsibility to the God whom place the danger of hastening his death for a few they serve gives them fortitude to be faithful on the moments, or sending him a few hours sooner to his most trying occasions. They yield to none in their everlasting habitation, in competition with the dan- anxiety for the temporal comfort of the patient. ger of allowing him to depart insensible of impend- They feel for the exhausted body and the feeble ing ruin, ignorant of his guir tual malady, with a soul mind. They have no wish to cause unnecessary pain unredeemed, unclothed with the righteousness of to those who are already bowed down with suffering.
Christ, and unprepared for appearing before that Let not those, therefore, who avoid plain dealing at 1 Judge, whose gospel he had neglected, and whose the couch of the dying, bring an accusation against mediation he had despised ? Surely the one danger those who act upon more enlightened principles. will appear, when compared with the other, as the Those persons who discharge their duty merely with drop in the bucket, and as the small dust in the ba- | a reference to this world, may accuse us of the want lance.
of sympathy, and the want of tenderness, but we reu We believe the faithful physician does much more pel the charge, and assert, that their boasted regard
in the discharge of his professional duties to promote for the dying is based upon a false foundation. They the gospel cause, than merely to give facility to the say, “ Why should we disturb the already distressed adıission of a clergyman into the abode of affliction. | with sorrowful alarm-why should we add uneasiness We can bear our humble testimony to the Christian to the case of him who is already broken down ? " and upright conduct of many of this valuable class in We would reply, that we have no wish to add a pang society, who, while they use every exertion for the to the grief of the sufferer, or do any thing to increase good of the body, are equally anxious for the good of the pain of him who is sick and ready to die. He is the soul. They deal prudently and candidly with the labouring as in the furnace, he is tried as by fire. sick. They do not ensnare their patients with He spends the day in weariness, and the night in delusive hopes of recovery when they are clearly continual tossings. When sleep overtakes him he is sinking under the pressure of disease. But we regret scared by dreams and terrified by visions; and cold we have reason for asserting, that there are some and unfeeling would be the heart which could inwho belong to this profession that withhold from the crease such sorrow. But, while we yield to none in patient the true state of his case. We regret to be our sympathy for the body of the dying, we have a compelled, by a faithful relation of facts, to mention, duty far more important to perform. We desire that that there are some who hold out hopes of recovery, corporeal suffering of every kind may be alleviated, when each successive visit furnishes no doubtful testi and, if possible, be removed, but we have a stronger mony that the sick person must, erelong, take fare- desire that the immortal soul may be prepared for well of objects to which he is inordinately attached, entering an everlasting dwelling. And the physician and bid a final adieu to a world from which his affec who conceals the truth, from whatever motive, raises tions have never been weaned. We refer not to the a powerful barrier against spiritual improvement, and 'case of the nervous and debilitated man, who views pursues a course in opposition to what Scripture every thing through a distorted medium, and puts the teaches. The grand lesson which we should learn in 'darkest construction on every sensation he feels. the school of affliction, is to turn the mind to JeWe allude not to the trembling invalid whose whole hovah, that we may meditate on the administration system shakes at the appearance of the physician, of his justice, and also of bis mercy. When disease, and whose spirits are deeply affected, not only by the therefore, presses heavily upon those who are the conversation which passes, but also by the tone in subjects of it, and produces symptoms of death, the which it is delivered. We refer not to cases of men person who explains these away, and endeavou tal depression, where great caution and prudence are turn the mind to some created object of interest, is requisite to qualify for the faithful and successful dis doing what in him lies to thwart the designs of charge of duty. We allude to cases where disease Providence, for the sake of a few moments' respite bas taken violent and powerful possession of the con- | to a dying body-he is bartering away the most prestitution, and the body is rapidly sinking into the cious privileges of an ever-existing soul. dust. We refer to the condition of those, where the | It is quite a possible thing for the physician to exphysician can tell, better than any one else, that press his apprehension for the safety of his patient, death is in the cup, and that his harbingers are has and yet act an unfaithful part. He may give his tening apace. We have known cases of confirmed opinion as to the termination of the disease, and consumption, and that, too, in the last stage, where yet explain away every fatal symptom so dexterously, the medical attendant has carefully concealed the as to lead the mind of the sufferer to entertain a danger of the deluded victim, and given hope of re | lingering hope of life. We have a masterpiece of turning health, when the most superficial observer this kind of death-bed juggling in the case of King could discover rapid decay and speedy dissolution. George IV. In an essay written by Sir Henry HalThis has a baneful effect on the mind of the sufferer, ford, physician to that monarch, we thus read: “In especially in those cases where there is a deadness | the case of his late Majesty, the king's government and an insensibility to the value of religion in the | and the royal family were apprised, as early as the goal. The physician is the person who possesses the 27th April, that his Majesty's disease was seated in confidence of the distressed; he is the oracle of his heart, and that an effusion of water in the chegt! health, whose communications are received unhesitat- was soon to be expected. It was not, however, until ingly; and, whenever pious friends and clergymen the latter end of May, when his Majesty was so dishint the dangers which are hanging over the sufferer, couraged by repeated attacks of the embarrassment they are immediately set down as irksome intruders, in his breathing, as to desire me to explain to him wbo venture upon a subject of which they are un- the nature of his complaint, and to give my candid qualified to speak, and agitate his mind with un- opinion of its probable termination, that the opporseasonable forebodings. Medical advisers, then, who, tunity occurred of acknowledging to his Majesty the through a false delicacy, withhold the truth on these extent of my fears for his safety. After this, when occasions, incur a fearful responsibilty. And we he had set his house in order, I thought anyself at
liberty to interpret every new symptom as it arose which is falling into decay. They may enter the in as favourable a light as I could, for his Majesty's chamber with affected cheerfulness and strive to rally satisfaction; and we were enabled thereby to rally | their drooping patient, but they cannot fail to discern his spirits in the intervals of his frightful attacks, to that he is rapidly hastening to his eternal dwelling. maintain his confidence in his medical resources, The weeds of death are already wrapped about his and to spare him the pain of contemplating death head, and his countenance declares that he will soon until a few minutes before his Majesty expired.” The become a fit inhabitant of the tomb. We know not monarch was the dupe of the unfaithful subject, day a more pitiable occupation than that of those who after day, and his mind was diverted from reflecting pursue such a course. They hold a position which upon his approaching end, until a few minutes before I can ill bear a comparison with the condition the separation of the soul from the body! Are these who discharge their duty to their patient as in the the blessings of royalty ?-are these the privileges sight of God. These men, after they have exhausted of a prince? Is this the fidelity of a subject to a all their skill as medical advisers, can still have resovereign who swayed the sceptre over the most course to Infinite Wisdom; after they have ransacked religious nation of the world ?--the king, whose all their store, and brought forward in vain every merchants were princes, and whose traffickers were | mean which their great and capacious minds could the honourable of the earth--the king, who ruled suggest, they can still find an imperishable cure; over the millions of the East, where potentates bowed after every ingredient in the practice of medicine has to his authority, and the governors of the nations did failed to give relief, they can say, “Still there is hope; homage to his vicegerents-the king, whose sceptre there is a Physician whose prescriptions never fail, was revered by every distinguished tribe on earth, is and whose remedies are sure: there is one who will i treated with less justice than the most outrageous conquer death itself, and triumph over the power of felon that violates the rights of man! Was there the grave; there is a balm in Gilead and a Pbysician ever a British subject, during that monarch's reign, there." who had the last sentence of the law executed upon him with only a few minutes previous notice? Did
A PICKPOCKET AT AN ANNIVERSARY. ever the king affix his signature to the death-warrant of a culprit who was so ignominiously treated? The The first meeting of the Shoreditch Bible Associaroyal relatives are told of the situation of the king, tion was held in the church, which was very much the responsible ministers of the crown are not igno crowded. Some weeks afterwards, the collectors rant-and the upper servants of the bousehold, as well
called on a widow, who kept a small grocer's shop, as the subordinate authorities, whisper that a change is approaching. From the moment the first bulletin
for her subscription, which she had always paid very was issued, until the herald proclaimed a successor
cheerfully. As they were going away, she said, to the throne, all was activity. Schemes were con “Gentlemen, I have got a young man, a lodger, who trived-plans were laid-intrigues for personal ag is always poring over the Bible: I dare say he would grandisement were matured--the British public were
subscribe.” The collectors were introduced to him informed that the death of their king was near, but the sovereign is more in the dark than any one else :
to solicit his subscription. He answered, “I cer- ! the man who has to give an account of his steward
tainly will;" and gave them a guinea, and desired ship must not be disturbed, every dangerous symptom them to put down his name as a subscriber of sixmust be explaind away as much as possible! The pence a week. The gentlemen were astonished, and monarch must not be reminded of the rapid approach hesitated at taking so much, and wished to return a of death, nor of the preparation requisite for appear
part. He answered, “No, I owe my all to the ing at the bar of judgment, either as a private individual or as the responsible ruler of a Christian
Shoreditch Bible Association." About a month afterpeople! He is surrounded by a phalanx of hollow wards, the committee wished to increase its number. and heartless flatterers, who have neither the integrity This young man was proposed and accepted. But nor the manliness to tell him the truth. They insin. when the matter was mentioned to him, he warmly uate, indeed, their apprehensions for his safety, but
replied, “ No, gentlemen, you must pardon me-I am these they contrive to counterbalance by plausible
not worthy to form a part of your committee. If pretexts and evasions; and they admit they managed the sinful plot with such dexterity, as to conceal from
you want more money, I will gladly give it; but to the dying sovereign his real condition until a few act on your committee, I cannot." They in vain minutes before he expired. Truly it may be said of | pressed the matter, and wished to know his reasons. such men that "their throat is an open sepulchre; About a year after, he requested his landlady to with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison
desire the gentlemen to wait upon him when they of asps is under their lips."
called (he had regularly paid his subscription through We again beg to remind the reader, that we have only advanced on this topic what we believe many of the medium of his landlady), as he wanted to speak the medical profession daily put in practice. We to them; which they did. “Now, gentlemen," said have only been recommending the example of men he, “my lips are unsealed. I take my departure for who stand at the head of their profession, distin
America this week. Here are five guineas. I will guisbed alike for their ability and Christian zealmen who are first in deeds of philanthropy and bene
now tell you my short history. Two years ago, I was volence--men of whom any nation has reason to be
one of the most profligate young men in the city of proud, and whom people of every age may well ad London. I was a common pickpocket. At your mire. These are the persons whom we would hold anniversary, seeing the church crowded, I, with out as noble examples for others to follow. They several of my companions in iniquity, entered, in are instrumental in promoting the glory of God in
order to pursue our sinful practices. From the the welfare of their brethren around, and they receive the testimony of a good conscience, which is
crowded state of the church we were separated. the best reward. Those who do not so discharge I got into the middle aisle, just in front of the their duty cannot be happy. They may go from time speakers. The first words I caught were, Thou to time and endeavour to prop up the tottering fabric shalt not steal.' My attention was fixed; my con.