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apply or send to any shop whatso- thorn, of Derby, from Ps. cxxxii. ever for goods, provisions, or any 15-17.-A young inan of piety and other article, on Sunday, nor suffer moderate pulpit-ialents might, with their servants, or any of their re- the addition of a school, find this spective fainiiies so to do ; and they an eligible situation, do recommend to the inhabitants

At Mold, in North Wales, a comgenerally to conform to this Reso)- modious place of worship, purchased sution. - Resolved, that this Meeting do recari mend to the several Mr. Jon. Catherall

, at the expence

and fiiled up by the liberality of trades people of this town and neigh- of upwards of 2001. was opened on bourhood to keep their shops close the 27th of December last, where shut during the whole day of every the following ministers officiated Suuday (excepting where it may be

(the service being both in Welca unavoidably necessary for lizbi; and, in that case, to reinove all ap- Chester; Brown and Lewis, of Wrex

and English).: Messrs. White, of pearance of exposing goods for sale ham; Jones, of Liverpool; Powell, from the windows) and not to sell of Denbigh; and Mr. Roberts, * any thing, except in cases of abso- student at the academy, Wrexham. hute necessity, nor to permit the carriers to dečiver goods at their re

Wednesday, Feb. 1, Mr.W. Clayspective houses during the day.

ton was ordaineil over the cliurch Resolved, That it be recommended of Christ, at Saffron Walden, Essexo a to all persons who employ workmen, Mr. G. Clayton began the service labourers, and others, weekly, to

with prayer, &c.; the introduccory pay all such their wages in sufficient discourse was delivered by Mr. Car tune to preclude the necessity of ver; the ordination.prayer was oftheir purchasing provisions or other fered by Mr.Burder; the charge was necessaries on a Suuday.-Resolved, addressed by Mr. W. C.'e father : That these Resolutions be signed, and the general prayer preferred by and copies thereof be printed, tó- his eldest brother ; to the church ether with extracts from the seve

and congregation, a ral acis of parliament, relalive to preached by Mr. Harris; and the the Due Observance of the Lord's service was concluded by Mr. DewDay, and circulated throwhout this birst. A discourse was preached in town and neighbourhood, Re- the evening, by Mr.G.Ciayton.--At solverl, That the Thanks of this the desire of the church, the princiMeeting be given to the Mayor.

pal parts of the service are to be published,

The next Half-yearly Meeting of Prorincial Intelligence.

the Independent. Ministers of Dorset

will be held at Bridport, on Wed. The Meeting opened Jan. 3, as

nesday, April 19. Morning preacher, mentioned in our last, was at East Mr. Keynes, of Blandford: • The Ham, Essex.

General Judgment. The evening. Oct. 17. A small place was open- sermon will have reference to the ed at Milton, near Haniey, Staffird. deaths of Mr. Mac Gibbon and Mr. shire. This village, which has no Bartlett, Ministers and Members of episcopal chapel, has heen supplied the Association, which have oc. for some tine past by persons from curred since the last Meeting. EvenMr. Moseley's congregation at Han- ing preacher, Mr. Banisler, of Wareley. Mr. Ferney, of Brewood, preach- ham; and in case of failure, Mr. ed from Ps. xxvi. 8; and Mr. Gaw. Wheaton, of Lyme. MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.

li A Trifle from some Serious Servants

20 Legacy of Mr. Sam. Dodkin, lale vi Bassingborrn, Cambridgeshire

100.0 Duty


30 Ditto of Mrs. Christiana Danbuz, late of Falmouth

10 A Prayer-Meeting Society at South Molton




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The Design of Afflictions.

Jesus, the Woman's promis'd Seed, How often in this world of wo'e

Must finally prevail; Fierce storms arise and tempests blow ! Nor can the serpent's wiles succeed, Full oft are all our plans derang'd;

Nor can Alessiah fail ! Our brightest prospects soon

Tho' when he trod this lower ground, chang'd!

The foe attack'd his heel; Our hopes and fears alternate rise,

His head receiv'd a sorer wound, Qur joys must søvn give place to sighs !

And long that wound shall feel. When we rejoice, we tremble too! With anxious thoughts our comforts Thy cross, O Christ, was Satan's bane, view.

Thy weakness crush'd his pow'r ; Why are we thus expos'd to fear Then all the hopes of Hell were slaia From ills that seem approaching near?

In that decisive hour! Sure, some design pervades the plan ''Tis linish'd,' with his latest breath, By which Jehovah governs man !

The dying Victor cry'd; Yes; when we read the sacred page, That cry amaz’d the realms of death; What bright designs our minds engage! " 'Tis finish'd,'Hell reply'd ! Worthy of God, and full of grace.

Fall’n is thy throbe, o Prince of Our proit and Jehovah's praise ! From creatures, thus our minds are


Abortive all thy plan : wean'd, From tottering props on which we

The God of everlasting might leau'd ;

Hath ransom'd dying man! of this vain world, alas ! too fond, His captive, Death cannot detain, And oft forgetting all beyond !

He rises ! · he ascends ! Mäde humble thus, and taught to prize In life and glory shall he reigo; The rest remaining 'bove the skies,

With him shall reign bis friends! Where neither storms nor tempests All pow'r those pierced hands receive, blow,

What can they pot effect ? But endless joys from Jesus fow!

What shall they not most freely give Westminster.


To all the race elect!
Nothing for him can be too hard,

Nothing for them too good ;

He is ibeir Shield and great Reward, Pretty little futt'ring thing,

Who bought then with his blood! Ever busy on the wing ; Froia ev'ry herb and ev'ry flow'r,

QN EXODUS III. 2, 3. Gathering honey cv'ry hour!

TAE burging bush which Moses saw, Blushing roses, fragrant thyme,

Might justly his attention draw; And the blossom of the lime,

Could ever sight like this be seen ? Serve, with thousand dainties more,

The tire so bright! The bush so green ! To increase thy winter's store ! Ever shonning noise and riot,

'Twas no great wonder there to see Ever seeking peace and quiet!

Fire kinated near so mean a free ; Pretty loucle luttering bee,

But who could possibly presume, Let me learn, fron viewing thee,

The flame would not the bush consume? To improve my passing life,

He enro'd aside to see the causes Shumuing conies', hating strise; The reason soon discover'd was : And to pass iny fleeting days

God, in the bush, the tire restrain'd To my great Creator's praise ! God, in the fire, the bush sustain'd. Ever bowing to his laws,

So 'midst the sense of wrath divine Ever busy in his cause,

(Due to upnumber'd sins of mine) Seeking to perform his will,

And wrath of men and rage of Hell, Wishing to do so manill!

I live, if Christ within me dwell!
Pre'ty little flutt'ring bee,
I would just resemble thee;

His presence keeps the bush alive,
Line to thee in ev'ry thing,

And in i he fire can make ii thrive; Save thy sharp eoveqom'd sting! Nor need the church or saint despair, S. Y. Long as they tind innanlet there !


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[ Extracted from the Funeral-Sermon delivered by the Rev. Robert Winter.]

MR. HUMPHRYES was blessed with a religious as well as a Jiberal education ; and while at school at Brompton, evinced the dawn of that humble piety which, in mature life, shone with so much splendor. Indeed, it was when he was only nine years old that he began to seek after Goul; having, at that very early period, received some impressive views of the vast importance of serious religion, which he never habitually lost. The sense which he entertained of eternal concerns, awakened in his breast a desire to be useful to his fellow-creatures, and led him in early life to think of the ministry as his future employment. By his friends, he was designed for the Established Church; but he became, on full conviction, a decided, though a liberal Dissenter, from the perusal of the Rev. Mr. Palmer's Protestant Dissenter's Cate. chism. Hence he was induced to enter as a student at the academy at Homerton, in 1778; which was then under the able direction of Drs. Conder, Gibbons, and Fisher.

As a student, he was diligent, laborious, and constantly, though gradually, increasing in knowledge ; and he never leserted the pursuit on account of the difficulties of the path, and the discouragements which, in common with all who are engaged in it, he not unfrequently met.

As a friend, he was most affectionate, encouraging, pruden and faithful. His judgment was sound, his affections warm, b. counsel wise and disinterested, and his unaffected delicacy of see timent almost peculiar to himself, though exceedingly instruc tive to those with whom he familiarly conversedi.

What he was, at that time, in the higher character of a Chris » tian, I want language to express. The frar of God was not only the real, but the visible and prominent principle by which was governed. The fervour of youthful piety is often very great, XVII.


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