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Camberlain, Rev. F.
Staddon, Rev. J.
386 Barton Centenary
277 Burns's Christian Philosophy
198 Missionary Enterprize .. 125 Sermons
277 Christian Exertion ..
346 Christian Gleaner
57 Church, The True
238 Dipping is Baptizing
386 East's Deity of Christ England in the 17th century
308 Ford's Laodicea
17 Halley, Dr., on Baptism
53, 91 How Will it End? ..
386 Jew, The
17 Krummacher's Elisha
386 Lads of the Factory
346 Manual of Baptist Denomination 307
Pitman's Phonography 345 Pritchard's Missionaries' Reward 16 Puseyism
237 Weaver's View of
160 Reformation in Europe
17 Sabbath, The Cottager's
57 Society of Heaven .
239 Thoughts upon Thought
16 Yates's Sermons
275 Young Women of the Factory 199 Revival or Special Meetings. Ænon chapel
62, 169 Birchcliffe
24 Northampton Nottingham
415 292 24 63 391 279 392 415
24 415 392 416 380
210 Irish Society
211 Bible Society
210 Translation Society
210 Church Missionary Society
211 Free Church Ditto
212 London Missionary Ditto
211 School Society
212 Sunday School Union
212 Tract Society
211 Baptist Missionaries, Death of
324 Mission in Jamaica
323 Bacheler, Mrs., Death of
251 Bazaar at Association ..
30 Box, The Missionary ..
135 Brooks, Rev. J., Letters from
29 Testimonials to
317 Brown, Mr. W., Letter from
288 Buckley, Rev. J., Letters from
137, 207, 247, 319, 321, 392 Mrs., Letter from
67 Calcutta, Work of Grace at
355 Ceylon, Separation of British Go. vernment from Idolatry of
318 Children, On giving Names to
30 China, Preaching in ..
140 Protestant Missions to
288 Opened to Christianity
360 Facts, Encouraging
66 GENERAL BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY, Annual Meeting of
282 M188IONARY MEETINGS, AT Allerton
424 Barton .. Birmingham
140 Broughton and Hose
140 Cradeley Heath
140 Halifax and Yorkshire
396 Leeds ..
68 Lincolnshire, &c.
176 London, Ænon Chapel
. 67, 809
324 Staley Bridge
396 Hudson and Jarrom, Rev. Messrs., Embarkation of
204 Hudson, Mr., Letter from
205 Infanticide, Abolition of
394 Juggernaut's Temple, Abolition of British Connection with Last Dispatch about
318 Lacey, Rev. C., Letters from 64, 135 Largest church in the world
423 Letter from late Governor of Bengal 423 Lockindas, Death of ..
208 Millar, Rev. W., Letter from
286 Miscellaneous Intelligence
. 68, 252 NATIVE CHRISTIANS, LETTERS FROM Bamadabe
323 Boys of the Cuttack School
394 Gunga Dhor
102, 103 Khund Girl
139 Ram Chunder
287 ORDINATION OF Bailey, Rev. W.
204 Hudson, Rev. T. H.,
171 Jarrom, Rev. W.
172 Millar, Rev. W.
246 Orissa, Special Conference
103 Philip, Rev. W., Death of
424 Rev. A. Sutton's Trip to Hurrihurpoor
31 Stubbins, Rev. I., Farewell Service of 245
Departure of, and Party .. 252
353, 420 Wilkinson's, Rev, H., Letters from
29, 172, 206, 286 Proposed return
To preserve from oblivion the names of eminent saints who have adorned of the wise and good, whom death has the church of God in subsequent removed from our midst; to record times, can bear ample testimony to the pious deeds they have performed, the no small moral and religious adand the useful services they have ren- vantages which are thus secured. dered to mankind; to exhibit the Desirous of furthering the interests power and beneficial influence of re- of the church of Christ, and the piety ligion, as illustrated in their character and usefulness of the individual memand deportment; to point out what bers of which it is composed, as well in them is deserving the imitation of as perpetuating the memory of one others,—is a duty alike due to the whose character and example ought living and the dead : to the latter, not to be forgotten now, and should that their character and worth may be known by generations to come, be known and appreciated by pos
the writer would add to the list a terity; to the former, that, by making brief record of the life and death of their acquaintance with the excel- another of those whose names enrich lent of the earth,' who have lived in the page of religious biography. the past, they may be stimulated, by Conscious of his incompetency for their excellence, to become 'follow- the adequate fulfilment of an office so ers of them who through faith and important and difficult as that of the patience are inheriting the promises.' biographer of one so great and so The greatest authority for this, as good, the writer begs to apologize for well as the best mode in which it can assuming it; and would do so on the be discharged, is furnished in those following ground. It seemed greatly inimitably beautiful sketches of char- desirable that some account of Mr. acter which so frequently appear in Jarrom should be compiled; a conthe word of God; while every reader siderable time had already elapsed of those deeply interesting biogra- since his lamented decease, without raphies, in connection with the lives this being done; and, as the writer is Vol. 7.-N. S.
about to leave the country, he, in Jarrom. She is represented as a connection with many others, was very pious woman, whose name was anxious that it should no longer be endeared to all that knew her. She delayed. But he has been encouraged died in the enjoyment of a 'good to undertake this work himself, on hope through grace,' in the year the ground of a promise which he has 1794. Mr. Jarrom died four years received, of important assistance, from subsequently. They had ten chila valued and very competent friend. dren. Two died in infancy; the The memoir, by some, may be con- others lived. In the occupation of sidered deficient in that which gives a small farm, they were enabled, to biography an interest and a charm; through industry and the blessing of but this is mainly attributable to the heaven, to make provision for their station which Mr. Jarrom occupied, numerous family. To secure this, and the duties which he sustained. however, the combined efforts of all His life was necessarily monotonous; the family seem to have been requi. and, if incidents of interest and im- site; and Joseph, a brief view of portance occurred, they were few, or whose life we are attempting to exare not now known. Imperfections hibit, was, at a very early age, taught will be perceived, for which the the truth of that ancient declaration, writer is sorry; had he possessed 'In the sweat of thy face shalt thou more time, and that much less inter- eat bread, till thou return unto the rupted than it is, he hopes there ground.' From his sixth year his would have been fewer. As it is, he employments in the field appear to feels he is performing a duty to one have been constant and arduous; so whom he holds, and ever shall hold, much so, that, had he not possessed in the highest estimation; and con- a peculiarly strong constitution, he ferring à gratification upon many could not have performed them. In with whom he stands connected. this manner was the whole period of
The Rev. Joseph Jarrom was born his boyhood spent; and, except during Oct. 7th, 1774, at the small, secluded the winter season, no opportunity was village, of Diseworth, in the county afforded of receiving the limited adof Leicester. His ancestors, for seve- vantages of the only source of inral generations, resided here, engaged, struction that was open to him, the for the most part, in the pursuits of parish school. But, small and interagriculture; and, though they never rupted as his opportunities of imattained to the possession of riches, provement were, owing to an intellect, yet they secured a sufficiency for the the superior strength of which began, comfortable maintenance of their fa- at that time, to display itself, commilies. If not religious, they were bined with an ardent thirst for knowstrictly moral and upright in their ledge, and a retentive memory, his general conduct, and regularly at- attainments in general knowledge tended the service of the established were far higher than in his circumchurch, to which they belonged. The stances could ordinarily be made. father and mother, however, of the When he was seventeen years of age, subject of this memoir, were dis- he left home, and entered into service, senters, though it is not now known where the few opportunities he had what induced this change in their before enjoyed were rendered still religious profession : very probably it fewer; but, so strong was his desire was a desire to hear preaching that for knowledge, and so determined was more evangelical in its character was he to gratify it, that his plan was and tendency. Of Mr. Jarrom's always to have about him one book, piety there is not all the evidence or more, so that, in his various situawhich was furnished of that of Mrs. tions and employments, whenever a
few moments of leisure could be se- success, in the mischievous schemes cured, they might be improved. This which they contrived. However, in habit he seems to have practised the habit of attending, more or less during the three years which were regularly, the General Baptist chapel, passed in service; and the conse- the place of worship frequented by sequence was that with which such a
his parents, solicitously watched over course of action will be always ac- by a pious mother, feeling some companied-he excelled, and became respect for religion and truly religious eminent among his associates: and characters, endued with a tender and very probably it was the attainments sensitive spirit,—a restraint was imwhich he had now made, together posed upon him, that others, differwith a desire to have his time more ently circumstanced, would not feel, at his own disposal, that he might which preserved him from those the more indulge his studious propen- lengths of wickedness to which it is sities, which led him to retire from too common for young men to proservice, and enter upon the new em- ceed. But the time had now arrived ployment of stocking-weaving. for an end to be put to these gaities.
Up to the present time, 1794, he The death of his mother, which took does not appear to have given any place in his twentieth year, and to indication of piety; indeed, so far which brief reference has already from being religiously inclined was been made, impressed his mind with he, that, to say the least, he was the importance of religion. Coinciutterly careless of all true godliness. dent with, or immediately subsequent The books which he read, while they to, his mother's decease, was that of were not immoral in their tendency, one of his principal companions, and were not adapted of themselves to this deepened the serious impressions lead him to God. His companions that had been produced, made him were irreligious; and, as persons in feel the solemnity of death, and the all circumstances must, whether they necessity there was of immediate and will or not, yield to the superiority of constant preparation for an upper those with whom they associate, the and better world. To this state influence which his greater mind and of mind, his former irreligious purmore extensive knowledge afforded, suits were wholly uncongenial; he was greater over them than was abandoned his evil ways, and turned theirs over him. Had it been of a his feet unto God's testimonies. The moral and religious kind, it might language of his heart, as well as of have been the instrument of exten- his lips, was, “My father, thou art the sive and lasting good to them ; but guide of my youth,' •Other lords it was used unhappily for the pur- beside thee have had dominion over poses of evil; and of such importance me, but by thee only will I make was he regarded, that his presence mention of thy name.' and aid were considered essential to
(To be Continued.)
INFIDELITY CONTRASTED WITH CHRISTIANITY :*
Being the substance of a discourse on 2 Cor. vi. 14.
communion hath light with darkness ? This passage stands connected with a unbelievers ;' shun all needless associavery important admonition,— Be yetions and intimacy with the ungodly; not unequally yoked together with * In compliance with the request of the