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These premises were purcbased at other denominations, in a scheme of the expense of £3600, which the late piety and benevolence, so closely conWm. Taylor, Esq. generously gave for nected with the furtherance of the gosthat purpose. He was, for many years, pel? We bave many pious young a worthy Deacon of the church in men, of good native talent, who long Prescott-street-the church to wbich to be employed in the work of the the academy owes its greatest obliga. Lord: let their hearts be gladdened at 'tions. Mr. Gutteridge and Mr. Shaw, the sight of a house, in which they may with a few other friends, were actively pursue their studies, with a happy secugaged in carrying Mr. Taylor's de- clusion from secular cares, and prepare sign into effect. Three students were to blow the trumpet of the gospel. eceived, and placed under the care of :Dr. Newman, who became the resident tutor, at the opening of the academy in March, 1811. The excellent founder EPITAPH ON LORD E. O'BRIEN. died in the latter end of that year, having heard, with great pleasure and satisfaction, the reports made to him of
To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine. an encouraging commencement.
Nearly sixty students have been re- SIR,_Yoo inserted, a few months ceived. Of these, three bave died; since, an account of the dying expcand their memory is embalmed in the rience of the late Lord Edward O'Brien: affections of those who called them I have reason to believe tbat it was to the pastoral office, into wbich they read with considerable interest and
or three bave renounced the ministry I now send you a copy of the Epialtogether. Most of them are now taph whicb is placed over his vault ; I faithfully occupying their stations, of have no doubt that it will much gragreater or less importance, in our ci- tify many of your readers; it exbities, towns, and villages.
bits a very just view of his character. Within the last fow years, an out
I am, Sir, building bas been converted into a
. Yours respectfully, neat little chapel, where the students,
B. H. D. with the occasional belp of London and country ministers, preach constantly,—and in which they teach a "Morality in its purest style, Jarge number of Sunday-school chil- ' A peculiar benignity of manners, dren. They have also zealously ex- A benevolence of heart, urging him erted themselves in the distribution of To ceaseless exertions in relieving the religious tracts, wbich bave, no doubt,
indigent, given valuable information to many of Formed and adorned his character on the poor inhabitants of tbis populous
Yet these qualities, district,
'However attractive to the eye of man, · For the Report of the present state Furnished no ground for consolation in of the Academy, we must refer to our
death, next Number. In the mean time we Nor for acceptance before the throne of 'may be permitted to ask, Why should
God, not the zeal and public spirit of the It was Faith, working by love, founder, be emulated by the opu. Faith in the Redeemer's blood and lent members of our body? Why
righteousness, should not the hands of the tutors be
That filled his soul with joy unspeakable, strengthened in their arduous and ho
Gave elevation to his hope,
Sweetened the last days of his life, our ministers and churches co-operate
E' Plucked the sting from Death,
Snatched victory from the grave, with them, in assisting those, who, we
And marked him out trust, are destined to be pastors in our
As an Heir of Glory. churches, at no very distant period?' Blessed are the dead who die in the Why should we not keep pace with
SELECTIONS FROM SCARCE OLD BOOKS.
One of the Kings of Portugal was accustomed to say, “I like old Wood to burn;
old Wine to drink; old Books to read; and old Friends to talk with."
To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine. festly may appear by their sitting up : SIR,
all night in reading or hearing ; also I have in my possession a small by their expenses and charges, in buybook, without a date, printed, as I am ing of books in English; of whom some informed, with the Zurich types, used gave five marks,” sabove three pounds, 1 by Tyndale, and his companions, at the
« some more, some less, for å book, beginning of the sixteenth century. It
and some gave a load of hay for a few is entitled, “ The summe of the holye
chapters of St. James or of St. Paul, in scriptures, and ordynary of the Christen English,” History of Popery, Vol. II. teaching, the true Christen faythe, by p. 339. the which we be al iustified. And of
he instified And of To afford your readers a specimen of the virtue of baptysme, aster the teach
this curious work, I give two extracts yng of the gospel and of the apostles, from the “ Prologue,” and the first with an informacyon, howe all estates chapter. shulde lyve, acordynge to the gospell."* “Seyng that all persones can not I find from the good John Fox, the fol- rede or understonde all bokes, to the lowing account of this work. Speak, tent that every man may knowe what ing of “ Simon Fish, the author of the ys the foundacyon of all the scriptures, Book of Beggars;" he adds,“ who also and what thing they do teache üs. I translated a book called ihe Sum of bave shortly copyled in this present the Scriptures out of tho Dutch.” boke, the foundacyon and the summe Marty. Vol. II. p. 229.
of the holy scripture, of the which the It appears from Fox, that this book heade and principall is the fayth, from was suppressed in the reign of Henry whome procede hope and charitie. To VIII. both in 1529 and 1531. Many thintent that every ma may knowe, of the paragraphs objected to by the what he shall beleve, what he shall Romish prelates, are copied into his hope, and whye he shall love God, and Martyrology.
howe God is our father, and we hys I have never heard of any other children and howe that we be enheriters English copy of this evangelical work; of the kingdome of God, as sheweth there is a French copy in the Library vnto rs Saint Paul in all hys epistles in of the British Museum, printed at divers chapters, whiche by many times Basle in 1523.7 My friend, Mr. Wm. alleged and recyted, in thys present Angus, judging, from the senti boke. Also howe that without oure ments contained in it, conjectures merites we be justified to thintent that that Simon Fish must have translated we shald not put our trust in our good it from a Waldensian manuscript! workes, as dyal the lues. NevertheIt is gratifying to maifüing to learn
it, what were the doctrinal sentiments that iustifieth VS without our good which the “ Lollards,” or “ Anabap workes and merites, it ys not myne tists." of that period, delighted to read. cntent to discousell eny man to do It was to this little work, with others, goud workes, but myne entent is to that the following quotation from Fox teche all p.sones bowe they shell do refers ;-" But the fervent zeal of those the workes, and that they shell not Christian days seemed much superior trust upon thier good workes, nor in to these our days, and times, as manis them to sette theyr helthe, but al only
- 'in the faythe of Jesu Chyste, & in te * There are neither the comma, colon, grace of God.” or semicolon used.
The first chapter is entitled, “ Of + The famous Robert Stephens printed the foudacion of Christedomé and an edition of this work. '
fyrst what thynge the baptesme doth
signifie."-" As wryteth S. Marke say- shown him, he knocked at the door: inge. He that shall beleve and sbal be and Calvin himself came to open it to baptysed shal be saved. But he that bim, Eckius inquiring for Mr. Calvin, beleveth not shal be codempned. It is he was told he was the person. Eckius truth, but among a thousand there is acquainted him that he was a stranger; not one that knoweth what thynge the and having heard much of his fame, baptesme betokeneth for what thige was come to wait upon bim. Calvin be shell beleve.
invited bim to come in; and he onter" The water of baptesme taketh ed the house with him; where, disaway oure synne for then it were a coursing of many things concerning precious wat. And then it behoved us religion, Eckius perceived Calvin to be dayly to wasshe vs therin. Nether bath an ingenious man, and desired to know the water of the foutaine more vertue if he hall not a garden to walk in: to in bit sylfe than the water that rynneth wbich Calvin replying that he had, in the ryver of Rync. For we may as they both went into it; and there Ecwell baptyse in Ryne, as in the fount. kins began to inquire of him, why he
“ When saint Philyp baptised Eu- left the Roman church ; and offered nuchus the servaut of Candace, a him some arguments to persuade him quene of Ethyope (as wryteth saynt to return; but Calvin could by no Luke in the actes of Apostels) there means be persuaded to think of it. At was then no balowed water, nor cau- last, Eckius told him that he would put dell, nor salt, nor creame nether whyt his life in his hands; and then said he abite, but he baptysed hym in the fyrst was Eckius, the Pope's legate. At water they came to vp on the way. this discovery, Calvin was not a little Hereby mayste thou perceyve that the surprised ; and begged his pardon that vertue of baptesme lyeth not in halowhe had not treated him with the respect ed water or in other outwarde thynges, which was due to his quality.-Eckius that we have at the fout, but in the returned the compliment; and told faythe only. That is to say when any him, if he would come back to the Roparson is baptised he must beleve sted- man churcb, he would certainly provastly that his sins to hym ar pardoned cure for him a cardinal's cap. But and that he is made the chylde of God, Calvin was not to be moved by such and that God is become his father, & an offer. Eckius then asked bim what is mede certayne that he sbal be saved. revenue he bad; he told the cardinal And is mede parteker of the passo of he had that house and garden, and Christ wherof the baptesme bath his fifty livres per annum, besides an anvertue."
nual present of some wine and corn, I intend to send you occasionally on which he lived very contentedly. some further extracts from this valuable Eckius told him, 'that a man of his work, as it is not probable it will ever parts deserved a greater revenue; and be reprinted.
then renewed his invitation to come Yours,
over to the Romish cliurch, promising J. I. bim'a better stipend if he would. But
Calvin, giving bim tbanks, assured him
he was well satisfied with his condiCALVIN AND ECKIUS. 'tion. A at this time, dinner was
ready, when he entertained his guest
as w ll as he could, excused the de"EĆKjus being sent by the Pope, Lc- fects of it, and paid bim great respect. *gate into France, upon his return re- Eckius, after dinner, desired to know
solved to take Geneva in bis 'way, on if he might not be admitted, to see the * purpose to see Calvin; and, if occasion church, which anciently was the cathewere, to attempt reducing him to the 'dral of that city. Calvin very readily Roman Church. Therefore, when answered that he might; 'accordingly, Eckius was come within a league of -be sent to the officers to be ready with Geneva, he left his 'retinue there, and the keys, and desired some of the synwent, accompanied with one man, to dics to be there present, not acquaintthe city, in the forenoon. Setting up ing them who the stranger was. As his horse at an inn, he inquired where soon, therefore, as it was convenient, Calvin lived; wliose house being they both went towards the churcb";
as Eckius was coming out of Calvin's tle, and calling the syndics and officers house, he drew out a purse, with about together, took out the purse of gold one hundred pistoles, and presented it which Eckius had given him, telling to Calvin; but Calvin desired to be them that he bad received that gold excused: Eckius told bim he gave it from this worthy stranger, and that now to buy books, as well as to express bis he gave it to the poor; and so put it respect for him. Calvin, with much all into the poor box that was kept regret, took the purse : and they pro- there. The syndics thanked the ceeded to the church, where the syn- stranger; and Eckius admired the dics and officers waited upon him, at charity and modesty of Calvin. When the sight of whom, Eckius thought he they were come out of the church, had been betrayed, and whispered his Calvin invited Eckius again to his thoughts in the ear of Calvin, who as- house: but be replied that he must sured him of his safety. Thereupon depart; so, thanking him for all his civithey went into the church; and Eckius lities, offered to take bis leave. But having seen all, told Calvin he did not Calvin waited upon him to the inn, expect to find things in so decent an and walked with bim a mile out of the order, having been told to the contrary. territories of Geneva, where, with great After baving taken a full view of every compliments, they took a farewell of thing, Eckius was returning out of the each other." church; but Calvin stopped him a lit
Obituary and Recent Deaths.
MR. WILLIAM GOULD. declension from the established church
was observed, and several attempts
were made by the clergyman of ihe · On Saturday, March 6, 1824, died
place to get him to resume bis place Mr. William Gould, member of the
in the national church. The dissentParticular Baptist Church, Street, So
ing cause was very thinly attended, merset.
and those that composed the congreMr. Gould was born in the year
gation were poor and humble. A1745 ; he appears to have lived without
mongst these despised people he took any concern for his soul's salvation for
his scat, and threw in his mite towards fifty years. Through this period of life,
its support. his cbaracter corresponded with that of "
When the clergyman found Mr. most unregenerate men. He was world. Gould had withdrawn, and connected ly, profane, and possessed of a dreadful bimself with Dissenters, he made a proly irritable temper, which last, though posal to remit the whole of his tythes subdued by divine grace, yet it was (for be was a landholder.) if he would not eradicated, and he ever had to return. Such a proposal would, no complain of it as his bese ng sin. It doubt, have accomplished its object appears, about the year 1793, there was
with many: but with Mr. Gould it had an effort made in Street; by Messrs.
no effect. It appears he was baptized May and Kayes, to introduce he gos
on a public declaration of his faith, pel. The deceased, with others, felt
at Wedmore, in 1813, with others, and considerable attachment to the Esta
the same year a church was formed, blishment, and objected to the bring, which now amounts to twenty-five ing in of any “ New religion.” After
members. many persuasions from friends, and the
Mr. Gould punctually attended the indefatigable exertions of an acquaint
services, and, in the year the church auce, he reluctantly assented to attend
was organized, it was found the place the “ new preaching." The conse
where they assembled was too strait. quence was, be examined the Bible
A proposal was made to build a meetfor himself, and found the declarations
ing-house; the deceased and family of the dissenting preacher to corres- subscribed thirty-one pounds towards pond with God's word. A gradual the new place of worship; besides
making a provision of ten pounds per He was one of the fruits of the miannum, for the minister. Mr. Gould, nistry of the indefatigable Mr. Sinand family, united their efforts, procured clair, of the Highlands, and by him, ground cleared - prepared for the and his friends, recommended to the foundation, and carried the stone. Baptist Acadeny at Bradford. Thi. Thus, in 1814, a place was finished, ther he went in August, 1817; hc spent a good chapel opened, and the cause four years there, and, during the whole had a pleasing appcarance. Mr. Gould of that period, conducted himself in so was a man that looked well to his pious and amiable a manner, as to promise, and expected the same from secure a high degree of esteem from every Christian man.
all who knew him. He made a reThe Bible, of late, has been his con- markable progress in learning, and, as stant companion--those that formerly a preacher, bid fair for a good degree knew him, and who are no friends to of eminence. The only drawback from Dissenters, acknowledged a great popularity lay in a nervous affection, change to have taken place. His devo- contractçd, it was thought, by over tion of late, has attracted the attention exertion, when itinerating in Lancaof many, it was solemon and impressive: shire, the first summer after he came repeatedly his feelings caused a pause to Bradford, which somewhat affected in his prayers. He seemed very carn- his speech. This, however, gradually cst in his request to the Lord for his lcsscned, and, during his labours åt partner, and her late aflliction laid much Oakham, seems not to bave been peron his mind. He was well and cheer- ceived. At the close of his studies, ful until Friday, as he died on le visited Hamsterley aud GainsboSaturday night, March 6, 1824. rough, spending some time at each His sufferings were short, but very place. Nearly two years ago he came acute: yet he bore them with re- to Oakham; there he was much besignation, without a murmur, conti- loved and esteemed, and bis ministry nually declaring his desire to depart, very acceptable. The congregation which was far better. At intervals, much increased, and the prospects of he would eject some comfortable pass the church, before much beclouded, sages of scripture, and repeat parts of began to brighten. But he was soon different hymus. He was quite sen- cut off. Of the commencement of his sible till a few minutes before be dicd. illness, and the state of his mind during To every inquiry he uniformly de- its progress, a very interesting account clared his dependence and trust were is given, in a letter addressed to his in the blood of the Lamb. A few mi- tutor, by the Rev. Mr. Foster, a very nutes after cleven o'clock he breathed worthy Independent minister, residing bis last, at the advanced age of seventy- in the same town; we shall, therenine years, (having been connected fore, give a large extract from that let. with the church twenty-six years,) leav- ter, not only as it gives the most full ing an aged widow, with children and and satisfactory account of the deccasgrandcbildren to the number of thirty- erl, but also exhibits, in a very amiable four, well provided for. A sermon was light, the disposition of the writer. preached, on the occasion, to a large congregation, Sabbath evening, March. “Of the early part of Mr. Paul's life, 14th, by Mr. Orchard, from 1 Thess. I know but little. It appears he was iv. 13; in which he endeavoured to left to the fostering care of his mother shew, 1st. That Christianity only af- at the age of six months, bis father havforded consolation to survivors, on the ing been then removed by death. Con. loss of their relations or brethren.- cerning his early piety, and his de2ndly. The grounds the brethren had portment after he became a member to believe the deceased was “ asleep of a Christian church, and before bo in Jesus."
went to Bradford, as well as while
under your Mission, you have, undoubtREV. JOHN PAUL.
edly, had better means of informatio:1. Two years since I did not know him,
but we soon became intimate, and the Rev. John Paul died at Oakham, in friendship was confirmed by mutual Rutland, April 5, 1824.
acts of kindness. I have seldom, if