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the fifth chapter of Romans, and also with the I am happy to see that the knowledge aceighth, the ninth verse of which filled him quired by their little ones, through the readiug with astonishment; indeed he wept bitterly, of the sacred page, is not confined to them. aud exclaimed, “I am a lost sinner! God be selves alone, but their parents are also sharing merciful unto me! I knew nothing of this ! I in the hidden treasure, by their reading ui have not the Spirit of Christ! What must I home, do to be saved ?" I directed him to the Lord I have to inform you of the death of Mrs. Jesus, showing him that his is the only name Kelly. Her sickness was long and trying, but whereby we can be saved.
all through, he, who brought her from dark. On another occasion I went to a village two ness into marvellous light, enabled ber to submiles distant, entered one of the houses, and mit to and bear his will. When asked, just read several portions of the word, both in before her death, whether she feared to die; English and Irish, to about fifteen persons, she replied, No, for my Redeemer died that who manifested the greatest attention. One I might have life through him.” And she present, in his sixtieth year, confessed that he died in the act of magnifying his name in had never heard so much of the New Testa- whom she trusted. ment before ; and also said that for some years I have now only to add that this departed past he had endeavoured to avoid falling in disciple had the whole of her education, from with any one who he knew was in the habit of her childhood to her marriage, in our Society's reading it, lest his catholic principles should school, formerly at Old-rock, and that she and be weakened. But now, seeing his error, and several others of her family yet living, were being convinced from what he had heard that it brought to the knowledge of Christ, through was the word of God, he never would neglect one, perhaps the humblest, of your Society's it again. I have observed with great satis- agents. faction, that whenever I read in this neighbourhood, this man is sure to attend. Were the good Christians who have been the blessed
This interesting record of striking instruments of spreading the knowledge of the and encouraging facts is far from exdivine word amongst us, to behold the happy hausted. Indeed we have been sorely effects resulting from their labours in this part puzzled what to select out of so many. of our once benighted country, they could not, Our friends will rejoice with us that the I am sure, suppress the exclamation, Wuat intelligence is growingly interesting. HATH GOD WROUGHT!
From another communication we select the following:
A few days ago, I visited a poor man, a roAnother reader writes, March 17th:
manist, and found him reading the New Tese
tament? I asked him, “ Was he not in dread I have, since my last, visited four of our of his priest 10 keep that book ?” “No," he schools in the very quarters where persecution said, " I would be in dread of him some time has been put in greatest force, and have found ago, but not now.” “Why not now?” said each of them crowded with children and adults. I. Because," said he, "I believe that it Sixty to ninety were in each, all anxiously is the duty of every man, and every woman, reading, and hearing the scriptures read to to read the word of God; and if they do not, them, and endeavouring to become wise in the they know nothing of real happiness.” I knowledge of Jesus Christ.
talked to him for some time, and was very In the neighbourhood of each school I much pleased with his conversation. spent two or three days, reading the scriptures him also a few tracts, and he seemed very from house to house, among the people, and thankful. I promised to visit him again soon.
POSTSCRIPT. Though the past year has been one of great difficulty, and the confidence of the Committee has often been severely tried, yet they have been able to hold on their way. The contributions have been larger than they expected. A legacy of considerable amount has just fallen in, which will relieve the Society of a large portion of its heavy debt. The prospect for the coming year brightens. The general character of the Report is encouraging. The churches are aiding the Society more unitedly. May the God of all grace sustain and animate Committee, officers, and agents, with a spirit of greater devotedness, zeal, and prayer.
Several parcels have come to hand; but as the Secretary has not been advised by the parties sending them, he regrets thet he canno acknowledge these useful gifts in the usual manner.
CONTRIBUTIONS SINCE OUR LAST.
£. 8. d. Providence Chapel Auxiliary... 3 10 0 Limerick and Nenagh.....
10 6 6 Church St., Blackfriars..do....
7 7 0 Camberwell, collected by a member ........ 2 Blandford Street.......... do... 12 0 0 Ashford, by Mr. P. Daniell..
2 13 0 Eagle Street................ do ....... 16 18 0 Grampound, collection......
1 150 Keppel Street.............. do ......... 13 6 4 Truro, collection and subscriptions ......
1 11 0 Hanley.... 2 2 0 Palmouth...............do
9 0 1 Chesham, Mrs. Ball..
1 0 0 Redruth..
2 3 3 Beaulieu, Rev. J. B. Burt.
1 0 0 Helston..
2 150 Haverfordwest, W. Rees, Esq. 10 0 0
2 6 W. Walters, Esq. 1
1 Bow, Miss Huntley..... 2 00 Collingham, Mr. Nicholls..
5 Berwick, Mr. Robson....
1 0 0
Pershore, subscriptions and collections.... 14 0 0 Baptist ch. Ford Forge 5 0 0
1 11 0 Legacy, a friend
3 0 0
Worcester, collections and subscriptions.. 11 11 0 90 0 Tewkesbury collection
3 07 Eyemouth, friends at.......... 1 0 0 Alcester, Mrs. Brown...
0 10 0 Bewdley... 1 10 0 Hitchin, subscriptions
3 10 Plymouth, don, and sub..
9 7 2
Evesham, collection and subscriptions. 4 11 6 Ditto, by Mr. Davis 4 0
Carrickfergus, the church....
2 10 4 13 2 2 Upton on Severn... Berwick-on-Tweed
Ashbourne, Q in the corner..
0 7 0 Mrs. Lyons by Mr. Anderson.. 5 0 0 Miss Pringle......
Hackney, Mare Street
5 10.6 0 10 0 Park Street, Irish Schools.
5 10 0 5 10 0 Haddenham, by A. and E. Munday.
1 0 0 Oswestry, Mr. W. Roberts........ 0 10 0
Legacies, late L. Wilson, Esq.....
20 00 Moiety of subs. .........
1 17 6
20 2 6 2 76
1 0 0
30 Woolwich, Queen Square...
11 9 3
2 17 6 Louth, sub. by Miss Beeton
8 0 0
9 180 Kettering, Mission Auxiliary.
1 15 0 Cork, on Account.....
18 11 0
1 0 0 Bristol, by Miss Phillips and Mrs. Gould . 4 14 6
1 0 0 Ingham, sub. by Mrs. Cooke...
4 19 6
4 0 0 Pallina, &c. by Mr. Bates...............
Warwick's, Mr., residue of bequest .... 29 15 0 L. B. donation...
100 0 0
Dublin, collections and subscriptions. Spencer Place Auxiliary.....
...... 31 13 31 7 11 8
3 13 4
5 10 0 Devonport..
1 3 0
Abbeyliex subscriptions ...................... 3 8 4 Mrs. George
1 0 0
2 3 0 Liverpool subscriptions St. Austle, Collection
2 2 6 Belfast subscriptions by Rev. R. Wilson.. 24 20 Birmingham, Mr. Noah Lamb..
10 0 0 Norfolk, Claxton, & Cossey, by Mr. Fletcher 4 100 Hawick, Mr. Turnbull.. 2 0 0 Whitchurch, Salop......
10 10 0 Harlow, Ladies' Auxiliary by Miss Lodge 6 17 4 Ramsgate, Rev. J. M. Daniell
1 0 0 Maidstone, Bible Classes
18 15 3 Tring, subs. by Mr. Harris......
Sincere thanks to our Ingham and Worstead friends, and to Mrs. Burls for large parcels of suitable clothing for the schools.
Subscriptions and Donations thankfully received by the Treasurer, Robert STOCK, Esq. 1, Maddox Street; by the Rev. J Anous, and by the Secretary, Mr. FRED. TRESTRAIL, at the Mission House. Moorgate Street, Lundon ; and by the pastors of the churches throughout the Kingdom.
J. Haddon, Printer, Castle Street, Finsbury.
“THERE was a remarkable degree of cordance with this representation, it uniformity in Mr. Jarrom's religious was at the commencement of the career; he was free from that fitful- unhappy malady under which he ness which sometimes characterizes laboured during the several last years good men. Though he had severe of his life: but, when the extraordi. trials, he maintained under them sin- nary nature of that disease, and the gular equanimity. He cherished the peculiarly distressing influence it exspirit which becomes a christian. erted both on his physical and mental He was regulated by fixed principles; constitution, are considered, to say and hence the uniform consistency of nothing of its bearing on his temhis conduct. No person ever had poral circumstances, even these indioccasion to alter his opinion of Mr. cations of human infirmity served but Jarrom's virtues, except to add to to bring out in higher relief the exthe list of those previously discovered. treme excellence and piety of his He was not a different man at differ- heart. ent times: under changing circum- “In nothing was our departed stances, his temper and spirit were friend more distinguished than his unchanged. In his religious exer- profound humility. Though he had cises, he doubtless had his days of attained to peculiar eminence in darkness; but he appears to have christian knowledge and practice, he been comparatively free from those entertained the most lowly views of extreme elevations and depressions himself. His distinguished excelwhich some have experienced. His lencies appeared to be concealed from religious enjoyments were calm and his own observation; and, as "the tranquil, resembling the serenity of least of all saints,” he repaired to the autumn rather than the changes of fountain of mercy for acceptance, and spring. If, in any part of his course, for grace to prepare him for every there was a manifestation not in ac- duty. He abhorred flattery, and VOL. 7.-N. S.
could not endure that his most inti. him, so that he could neither write, mate friends should allude to his nor read, nor converse, for any length virtues in his presence. With him, of time, without great inconvenience, humility was a garment that clothed or seeming danger ; that his sleep, and covered him, not a mantle that (not being able to take a recumbent could be conveniently opened, or posture) was unrefreshing; the inthrown aside, to discover to the ad- quiry was ventured, “Then how do miring gaze of others the rich deco- you occupy your time, so that it rations of his spiritual attainments. shall not hang heavily upon you?" Of all pride, perhaps the most dis- His reply was to the following effect : gusting and offensive is the pride of _“I can think and reflect as freely humility ; but the closest observation as perhaps I ever could; and then I of those not predisposed in his favour, spend a good deal of my time alone, never led to the remark, that his and find it necessary, in order to keep humility was not real and unfeigned. my own mind in a suitable state.
* The true key to all the distin- More attention is requisite to keep guished virtues and graces which my mind in a proper and religious adorned the character of Mr. Jarrom, frame than formerly—much more." may be found in his correct and Thus he lived near to God, and scriptural sentiments, combined with carried out, to a more extended exerhis eminently devotional character. cise, his former habits of piety, that He was a man of prayer. The ob- he might maintain a holy serenity of servation afforded by a close intimacy mind, and, in the day of his calamity, of several years, has enabled me to walk worthy of God who had called form a clear and definite opinion. In him to eternal glory by Christ Jesus. the devotions of the family circle, • The peculiar mental and moral there was a richness, a variety, a ten- characteristics of Mr. Jarrom were derness, and an unction, that could apparent in his public ministry. His arise only from the habit of intimate diction was clear and unadorned ; his communion with God. Of course, arrangement of his topics, simple and his secret devotions can be known natural; his argumentation, logical only to the searcher of hearts; but a and effective. His range of subjects variety of incidents which occurred was extensive; and, in their discus. during the residence of three years sion, a desire to instruct and edify under his roof—as sickness, confine- was prominently manifest. The rement to the chamber, &c., assured sponsibilities of the minister of Christ me that Mr. Jarrom was one of those impressed and animated his spirit. who eminently “walked with God," Tenderness and fidelity, strong sense and who was very frequently bowing and sound doctrine, eminently charachimself before Him who “ seeth in terized his public labours. There secret." It was here, before the were some unpleasing peculiarities in throne of the Eternal, that he learned his delivery, which, however, were to be unaffectedly humble, and emis soon forgotten by the attentive hearer. nently holy and consistent; and in The benevolence of his look, the him was a beautiful illustration of transparent integrity of his purpose, the promise, “He shall reward thee the tenderness of his tones, combined openly." His habit of serious and with the consecutiveness, order, and devotional reading, and secret devo- general excellence of his sermons, tion, was continued after his affliction. engaged earnest attention, fully occuAn incidental remark undesignedly pied the thoughts, and left no room laid open an entire view of this part for the recollection of minor things. of his conduct. Mr. Jarrom having It is a great error to suppose that informed me how his malady affected Mr. Jarrom was not an animated
preacher. The writer has heard He was ever ready to visit the sick many preachers; but he has never and afflicted, and to give a word of listened to one who was capable of counsel or encouragement where it feeling or of exciting more intense was required; but, as he abhorred emotions. Many have been more mere gossip, and was sensible of the rapid, and have spoken more loudly evils resulting from too frequent calls, and fluently, and have displayed more his advice to his students was exem of the graces of elocution; but none, plified in his own practice,—“It is at any time, have evinced an impres- better to visit too little than too siveness, an impassioned earnestness, much.” The uniform affection and and a sublime emotion, parallel to esteem cherished for him by his peowhat was frequently witnessed in ple, is the best evidence of the corMr. Jarrom. Dogmatism, egotism, rectness of his judgment in this reambition, or empty declamation, he spect. His rule over the church had none; they were entirely uncon- was gentle and forbearing. genial to his temper and disposition. yielded to one or two customs he did He was independent rather than not cordially approve, which had prerefined in his mode of thinking and vailed prior to his connection with illustration ; but he rarely offended the church he served, rather than the most fastidious taste by his provoke dissatisfaction or disunion. language or comparisons. Those who He manifested the disposition of a heard him most frequently, held his father and a friend, rather than that ministry in the highest esteem. of a lord over God's heritage ! “Mr. will get a congregation; • We are already prepared almost but Mr. Jarrom will keep one,” was to anticipate Mr. Jarrom as the prethe reply of Mr. Dan Taylor, when ceptor of young men devoted to the speaking of the suitableness of two ministry. The uniformity and excelyoung ministers for the church at lence of his character, his exemplary de. Wisbech. This expression, reported portment, his masculine understanding by an old member of the church, to and diligent application, seem to prewhom it was uttered, was fully sus- sent him before us as eminently adapttained by the subsequent labours of ed to fill the office, in which, finally, our revered friend. His diligence in our attention will be directed to him. the ministry was exemplary: he regu- Mr. Jarrom laboured under many dislarly preached three times on the advantages in connection with this Lord's-day, and frequently twice on office. He was mainly self-taught. the week night, besides attending the His classical attainments, in the early prayer-meeting. This, in conjunction part of his course, had neither the with the cares of the Academy, cor- correctness nor the completeness respondence, &c., and his habit of which a liberal education secures. constant study, may be regarded as a He was occupied in the ministry, and fair report of his ministerial engage- burdened with the care of a church. ments.
For some years he had but few stuHe has been thought, by some, dents who had opportunity for more to have been deficient in the dis- than elementary instruction. He apcharge of the pastoral duties, because plied himself, however, with great he spent comparatively little time in diligence to his work; to the perfecvisiting his people from house to tion of his attainments; to the prehouse. Mr. Jarrom did not neglect paration of lectures; and to the this exercise ; he advocated it as a general improvement of his pupils. pastor's duty, and stated that he His whole course embraced, English was most disposed to attend to it grammar and criticism; the daily when in the best frame of mind. reading of ecclesiastical or profane