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thanked God for his merry, any more .W. A. “ No, indeed, my sins are tban I have feared God for his power. all presumptions upon bis goodness; · Wife. “ Then you God no God; me and he would be infinitely just if he no think, believe, he be such one, destroyed me, as he has done other great much power, strong; no makee men. kill you, though you makee him much Wife. “ Well, and yet no kill, no angry.
· makee you dead! What you say unto · W. A. “What? will my wicked life him for dat? You no tell him tankee hinder you from believing in God! for all dat too! What a dreadful creature am I! and ! W. A. “I am an unthankful, unwhat a sad truth it is, that the horrid grateful dog, that is true. lives of Christians hinder the conver-Wife. “Why, be no makee you sion of heathens!
much good better? You say he makee Wife. “ Now me tink you have great you. much God up there (she points up to W. A.“ He made me as he made all heaven,) and yet no do well, no good the world: it is I have deformed myting? Can be tell? Sure he po tell self, and abused his goodness, and wbat you do?
have made myself an 'abominable W. A. “ Yes, yes; he knows and wretch. sees all things : he hears us speak, sees Wife. “ I wisb you makee God what we do, knows what we think, know me: I no makee he him angry: though we do not speak.
I no do bad wicked thing. Wife. " What! be po swear, curse, . ["Here Will Atkins said his heart sunk speak the great d---n?
within him, to hear a poor untaught W. A.“ Yes, yes; he hears it all. creature desire to be taught to know Wife. “ When be then the muchee God; and he such a wicked wretch, great power strong ?
that he could not say one word to her W.A. “ He is merciful; that is all about God; but that the reproach of we can say for it; and this proves bim his own carriage would make most irto be the true God; be is God, and not rational to her to believe; nay, that man; and therefore we are not con- already she had told him, that she sumed.
could not believe in God, becauso he f" Here Will Atkins told us, he was that was so wicked, was not destroyed.] struck with horror to think how he W.A. “My dear, you mean you could tell bis wife so clearly that God wish I could teach you to know God, secs, and hears, and knows the secret not God to know you; for he knows thoughts of the heart, and all that we you already, and every thought in your do; and yet that he had dared to do all heart. . the vile things he had done.]
Wife.“ Why, then, he know what · Wife. “Merciful! what you call I say to you now; be know me wish to
know him. Now shall me know who • W. A.“ He is our Father and Maker; makee me? and be pities and spares us.
W. A.“ Poor creature, he must teach Wife.“ So then he never makee thee: I cannot teach thee. I'll pray kill, never angry when you do wicked; to bim to teach thee to know him ; and then he no good himself, or no great to forgive me, that I am unworthy to able. .
teach thee. W. A. “ Yes, yes, my dear; he is ; The poor fellow was in such an infinitely good, and infinitely great, agony at her desiring him to make her and able to punish too: and some- to know God, and her wishing to know times, to shew bis justice and ven- him, that he said he fell down on his geance, be lets fly his anger to destroy knces before her, and prayed to God sinners, and make examples. Many to enlighten her mind with the saving are cut off in their sins.
knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to parWife, “ But no makee kill you yet; don his sins, and accept of his being then be tell you, may be, that he no the unworthy instrument of instructmakee you kill, so you makee de bar. ing her in the principles of religion; gain with him, you do bad thing, he no after wbich be sat down by her again; be angry at you, when he be angry at and their dialogue went on :) other mans?
Wife. “ What you put down the VOL. XVII.
knoe for? What you hold up the hand W.A. “By the same rule that we for? What you say? Who you speak know him to be God. to? What is all dat?
Wife.“ What rule, what way you W. A. “My dear, I bow my knees kpow in token of my submission to him that W. A. “ Because he teaches and made me. I said • O' to him as you commands nothing but what is good, call it; and as you say your old men do righteous, and holy; and tends to to their idol Benamuckee; that is, I make us perfectly good, as well as perprayed to him.
fectly happy; and because, he forbids Wife.“ What you say O to bim for? and commands us to avoid all that is
W.A. “I prayed to bim to open wicked, that is evil in itself, or evil in your eyes, and your understanding, its consequences. that you may know him, and be ac- Wife. “ That me would understand, cepted by him.
that ine fain see: if he reward all good Wife.“ Can he do dat too?' thing, punish all wicked thing, he
W. A. “ Yes he can; he can do all teachee all good thing, forbid all wickthings....!
ed thing; he makee all thing, he give Wife." But he no hear what yon say? all thing ; he hear me when I say a
W. A. “ Yes, he has bid us pray to to him, as you so do just now; he him; and promised to hear us.
makee me good, if I wish be good; he : Wife.“ Bid you pray! When he spare me, no makee kill me, when I no bid you! How he bid you? What! be yood. All this you say he do; yea; you hear him speak?
'' he be great God; me say O to bim too, .W.A.. “ No, we do not hear him with you, my dear. speak; but he has revealed himself Here the poor, man said he could many ways to us. ,
forbear no longer; but raising her up, [Here he was at a great loss to make made her kneel by bim, and he prayed her understand that God has revealed to God aloud, to instruct her in the himself to us by his word, and what bis knowledge of himself by his Spirit, and word was; but at last he tolll it her that, by some good Providence, if posthus.
sible, she might, some time or other, W. A. “ God has spoken to some come to bave a Bible, that she might good men in former days, even from read the word of God, and be taught by heaven, by plain words; and God has it to know bim :). inspired good men by his Spirit, and “ 'They had some other discourses, it they liave written all his laws down in seems, after this, too long to set down a book.
here; and, particularly, she made him Wife. « Me do understand that, promise, that since he confessed, his where is book?,
own life bad been a wicked, abominable W.A, “Alas! my good creature, I course of provocation against God, that have not this book; but I hope I shall, he would reform it, and not make God one time or other, get it for you, and angry any more, lest he should makee help you to read it.
him dead, as she called it, and then she Here he embraced her with greater should be left alone, and never taught affection, but with inexpressible grief to know this God better; and lest he that he had not a Bible.
should be miserable, as he had told her Wife. “ But how you make me wicked men should be after death." ; know, that God teachee them to writo
P.476-481. that book?
Obituary and Recent Deaths.
To the Editor of the Baptist Maguzine.. the glory of the Redeemer, and the en
couragement of the faithful in Christ DEAR SIR,
Jesus. The sole object of the writer of this MRS. MARY HARVEY, late wife paper, is to preserve the remembrance ofT.Harvey, Esq. of Wooduesborough of real worth to a very numerous family, Parsonage, near Sandwich in Kent, was born at Whitfield, near Dover, in 1761. From this time I thought, I'wcpt, I reHer parents were persons of respecta- joiced, and began to tell others wbat a bility in the farming line. I give you, dear Saviour I bad found : I now found sir, the substance of what she said to Jesus Christ, his word, the throne of me, nearly in her own words.
grace, and the bouse of God, all my “Until I was about seventeen years desire and delight. - My dear' mother, of age, I was a gay, thoughtless young had long been under convictions; I now woman; very fond of dancing, and car- opened to her my very soul, and was, pal company : I ridiculed religion and perhaps, the chief instrument in ber the professors of it; I would not bave conversion ; we sorrowed and rejoiced my,shoes of a pious neighbour because together. My dear father would bring of his religion; but that man, to oblige my books among the corn 'in the grainy shoemaker at Dover, brought me nary; but so great was my concern for some shoes, and said, “Miss Horne, I his salvation, that in going home onn have brought you some shoes from Do- uight from Great to Little Archers' ver.' This led me to think there was Court t, I knelt down under a hedge, something more in real religion than I and had great nearness to God in had imagined; I saw that he returned prayer for bis salvation. My dear mogood for evil; this cut me to the heart. ihrer and myself were frequently overI applied to him for my shoes from that whelmed with our tears, purely on actime. But I still think, my first im- count of our religion: one night my pressive thought was at a play-house; mother went part of the way home with but, (said she,) let no one think well of me, I knelt down in the lane to pray, a play-house on this account; I thought, but having no bonnet on, my mother what, if the day of judgment should stood and covered me with her apron. now take place! I am sure I should be Before I was nineteen years old, I was found at the left hand of the Judge. A married to Mr. Harvey, baptized, and poor, but godly woman, faithfully told joined the baptist church at Eythorne.” me, that I was in au awful state, and O n the 11th of Aprillast, (Lord's day) in the road to endless ruin. This ad- Mrs. Harvey's enjoyments of divine ded to my distress, but I stifled my things were so great, her expressions of convictions as much as I could, and for the Saviour and of Heaven, so affecting, months kept all my feelings to myself. that no one present was able to give it Again I tried the pleasures of the world; in detail. On the 12th of April, Mrs. this continued from Michaelmas to Harvey desired that the writer and his about April following; at which time, wife might be sent for, supposing the my soul was in an agony about sin, and time of her departure drew very near. the salvation of niy soul. I obtained Although the writer had heard the submy father's permission to go to Eythorn stance of the above account before, still, meeting, three miles distant, to hear at his request, she gave him what is the Rev. Mr. Knott* on the Lord's day stated above, and also what follows. morning; he preached from Psalm li. 12. “As to my funeral text, I would * Restore unto me the joy of thy sal- rather leave that with you; but I am vation.' I returned home to dinner, afraid your regard for me may lead you and went to church with my father in to some text from which you may take the afternoon; but all the time I was occasion to say what I should not like at church, my soul dwelt on Mr. Knott's to be said; I therefore will prevent you, text and sermon, Psalm li. 12. • Restore by giving you a text' myself: Ict it be unto me the joy of thy salvation,' &c. Ephesians ji. 8, 9; I have many neighHis sermon contained every thing my bours who, I fear, think more highly of soul panted after. While hearing it I their own works than they do of Jesus thonght Mr. Knott was more than mi. Christ. Perhaps they may be present, nisters generally aré, for be told me all I want them to hear the truth on those that ever I did, all about my thoughts, two important things-how sinners my sins, the world, and Jesus Christ. cannot, and how they can, be saved." While hearing, I said to myself, this ---church shall be my home, and nothing * This old pilgrim, at eighty-seven, is but violence shall keep me hence. yet living, and rejoicing in Christ crucified.
- † She was housekeeper of her father's * See Ivimey's History of the Baptists, farm, at Little Archers' Court.
She then broke out in a strain of holy son, the Lord bless you and yours; giro rapture, and, bathed in tears, she ex- my love to all.” He added, "The Lord claimed, “Ob, sir, what abundant rea- bless you, my dear mother! Farewell!” son have I to say,
On the 31st, her youngest son said, "Oh, to grace, how great a debtor, “ How is your mind ?" she added, Daily I'm constrain'd to be.'
“ Blessed be his dear pame;" (this was I do not want'a funeral sermon for any a common word with her, when speakthing to be said about me, only about ing of Jesus Christ.) She began that Jesus Christ; bis grace and mercy to hymn poor sinners." It was asked, if Satan “There is a land of pure delight;" had endeavoured to distress her mind; but could only say, “a land-a Jand;-she replied, “ Many years ago he did
drink new in Father's kingdom.”
She so, but I bless the Lord, be enabled
said, “ Not now-to-morrow, to morme to resist him : whenever he appears
row;" but ber departure was on the I am helped to show him the shield of de
day following. She saw her busband faith. Yesterday, my views of divine
weep: she said, “Do not weep!" Her truth were so clear, my confidence so
son asked, “Are you happy?" she said, great, and my love to my Redeemer so
“ Sweet Jesus, precious Jesus, come, strong, that it was more than I could
and take me to thyself: why tarry give utterance to. My children en
the wbeels of thy chariot." Our dear treated me to spare myself; but, I said,
sister finished her course, June the 2nd, perhaps, I have not long to stay, and,
1824, aged sixty-three years. feeling as I do, how can I help speak
Mrs. Harvey's views of divine truth ing.” The writer is here constrained
were clear, her faith strong, she had no to say, that no person could well be at
abiding doubt for more than thirty years, a more remote distance from the cha- of her interest in Christ. She was a racter of a mere talker, than the late
very holy, humble, ornamental, folMrs. Harvey. It was asked, “Is there is
e lower of Jesus Christ; a bright examany change in your mind, as to your ne to othere. a firm and sincere friend: views of divine truth, or the Saviour of
a lover of all good men. She was very poor sioners?". She said, "con, no; useful to other Christians; the honoured except it be, that I see and feel more
instrument of the conversion of two of and more my need of both.” Of the
her grandchildren. In her experience, Saviour she said,
as to growth, depth, and stability, she .“ Yes, thou art precious to my soul, was superior to very many pious ChrisMy transport and my trust."
tians; she always loved those sermons On the 25th of May, her youngest son best which savoured most of Jesus found her in a serene frame of mind, Christ. She was very liberal to the resting on the Rock Christ Jesus: she poor in general, but especially so, to the seemed afraid of coming back again in- household of faith. To care for the poor to the world, but would rather depart, of Christ's Hock, in her own connexion, and be with Christ. She seemed was one of the very last actions of her cheered by her son's saying,
valuable life. Should any enquire after “ 'Tis religion that must give
faults, the writer thinks he may be alLasting pleasure while we live," &c. lowed to say, that after an intimate The next day Mrs. Harvey said to Christian intercourse of thirty-three her eldest son, “I have not lost my years, he never knew her goilty of one anchor-hold, blessed be his dear name: single action that could, in the least, I desire to be resigned to the Lord's
bave tarnished her Christian character. will: bis word comforts me.” He said. Her funeral text, Ephesians ii. 8, 9, “ Mother, it is not by works of righé was preached from, at Eythorne, Juno teousness which we have done.” “No. 13, 1824, to fifty-three mourning relano, my dear; we must come to Cbrist tives, and a large congregation; and empty-handed. The 69th of Dr. Rip- at Barnswell in the evening, from her pon's Selection, has been very sweet other text, 2 Timothy i. 12; both by to me:" and added,
her pastor. “ From sorrow, toil, and pain,
How ought we all to hear this loud She took his hand, and said, “My dear speaking voice: perhaps, a voice of
reproof, to rouse us from our slumbers; was compelled to appear; I wanted to perhaps a monitory voice, to set our be excused, but was not; I saw I bad house in order, and to trim our lamps; many sins to answer for, but I could not perhaps, a consolatory voice to tell the answer for one of a thousand. The Judge Christian how it will be with him, scemed to frown on me: I awoke, and when his toils are ended. Should not found it to be a dream. However, a this providence be to us as a pbysician broken law, a sense of sin, and great feeling the pulse of his patient, or like distress of mind, attended nie for some the going down of the sun, or like the time. At length I obtained relief, by departure of a long summer's day. prayer; I was fully persuaded that Jes
sus Christ was able and willing to save MRS. RACHAEL LADE. me." She was baptized; and joined DEPARTED this life. July 21, 1824. the Eythorne church, at the age of aged eighty-three years, Rachael Lade,
hael Lade thirty-three ; died, aged seventy, havo relict of the late Mr. John Lade, of ing been an honourable member thirtyGreat Mongeham, near Deal, Kent
seven years. She was very conversant She was first brought ander concern
with her Bible. In the last week of about her son) by bearing the late Mr.
her life, the writer found her calm, and Knott, of Eythorn, when under twenty
resigned to her Lord's will. She was years of age. She was on a visit at
asked, if she still loved Jesus Christ? Little Mongebam, with a Miss Chitty she said, “I repent not that I followed and a Miss Atkinson, daughter of the
him, but that I did not follow him late Lieut. Atkinson, of Sandwich. sooner, and walk closer; I want more Wbile there, these pious females used,
communion with him ; I want to feel every day, to retire for prayer and re
Christ more precious to my soul; I can ligious conversation. " Mr. Knott,” give up my husband and children for said she, “ encouraged me to join the
Christ: I have a desire to depart, and Baptist church, at Eythorn. This place
be with Christ. I am not afraid to die, has ever been my religious home, and
me and I have committed my soul into the there I will continue to go as long as I bands of Christ; he will not let me pe am able. Jesus Christ was, and is, at rish. I want you to pray with me." times, very precious to my soul: and, The evening before her departure, one when at home on the Lord's days, in of her daughters wished me to ask, if reading and prayer, I find sweet com
et com she had chosen her funeral text; and, munion with him. All my dependance,
All my dependance, although nearly past speaking, she said, so far as I know my own heart, is en:
“ Yes," and mentioned every word of tirely on Christ for salvation. I trust itin perfect order, 2 Corinthians xiii. 11. he will never leave me, although I am The writer prayed, shook her hand and such a poor doubting creature. She said, Farewell. She held his hand was baptized, and joined the church, some time, but could not speak. Thus at the age of twenty-one: she died,
one: she died the Lord bas been speaking three times at the age of eighty-three, and was by the removal of three pious females, a member sixty-two years: she was on the 2nd of June, 21st of July, and a Martha and a Mary. If she bad on the 31st of July, whose faith may not the wisdom of the serpent, she cer
ent, she cer. we follow, considering the end of their tainly had tbe barmlessness of the dove. conversation. She lived a humble, peaceful, holy life; and requested her funeral text might be
RECENT DEATH. Psalm xxvi. 8, “ Lord, I have loved December 10, 1824, died, in the the habitation of thy bouse, and the thirtieth year of his age, the Rev. R. place where thine bonour dwelleth." ROGERS, pastor of the Baptist
church at Monmouth: he was moch MRS. MARY BELSEY. beloved by all classes of people, and, in Mrs. Mary Belsey was born at Up- the vicws of man, eminently useful as per Ev horne. She was brought up an instrument to raise the infant cause under the sound of the gospeľ: bui, lately established in that benighted she said. “I was thoughtless about my town: but “ the Lord's thoughts are soul until thirty years of age, when I not our thoughts, neither are our ways dreamed of the Day of Judgment; I
his ways :": " Be ye therefore ready
also; for the Son of Man cometh at * See Baptist Magazine, 1817. an hour when ye think not."