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His soul all harmony and love

Did opening powers display, Capacious, - strong, -and fond to rove,

Foretold a shining day.
Illusive omens ! why so bright,

So transient and so frail ? .
His sparkling orbs are clos'd, - and night,

· The shades of night prevail.
Death, murdering Death! so cruel, --- why

So lavish of thy power ? What could induce thee to destroy

This fair and beauteous flower ? To damp its vigour, chill its bloom,

And triumph o'er its fall,
To veil its rising sun so foon,

And rob us of our all ?
But why should I from man retreat, ..

Since the lov'd Child is not,
And lonely pour out my complaint

In some sequelter'd spot i
No gloomy shades can chase my grief,

Nor calin content infuse,
Nor to my spirit give relief ; ---

Some other plan I'll chuse.
To thee, dread LORD! I him refign,

My loss is his great gain;
The lovely gift was wholly thine,

Why then should I complain?

And since the

AN ACROȘTICAL EPITAPH.

--EST, lovely Innocent, from ills to come, I.-n gentle slumbers and an early tomb. C--ould parent fondness cease thy fate to mourn, H.-earts then might rend, and blood bedew thy Urn. A--ll the fair graces that enrich the mind R--ose with thy growth and were in thee conjoin'd. D--isease, alas ! has brought thee to the dust, S.-poil'd thy fair structure, and dislodg'd it's gueit. 0--f lineage high -.- transcriptive heir of God, U.-pborne by Angels to their bright abode, T.-0 Jesu's Throne; --- where mystic deeds engage H--is active thoughts, mature beyond his age. W--here the sweet Seraph soon I hope to see, E--mbrace and dwell with-in the Deity. L--0! this last tribute : --- we can give no more, L-ov'd much in life, mach we his lofs deplore.

INDEX

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si INDEX TÓ VOLUME XIX, FOR 1796. .

BIOGRAPHY
Page

Page
[XPERIENCE of Mr. Mr. Tuffie's narrow escape in .
E James Buckley . 3: 'America and at sea

159
Religious impressions in his in Dies in Holland ... 160
fancy and youth ibid

Life of Christopher Sinclair 338
Convinced of fin . : 4 Great afflictions and terrors
Obtains the knowledge of fal.

of mind

239
.. vation thro' faith ibid

Obtains a reviving hope 240
Called to preach the Gospel 5 A sense of pardoning love 244
Labours in Colne and Leicester A farther manifestation

244
circuits

- 6

Dies in the triumph of faith 246
In Nottingham and Wales 7

Life of Mrs, Tarbqton 291
Account of Bishop Cranmer 13

Revival at Thorner

292
Condemned to be burnt alive ibid

Solemn warning against the use ;
Deceived by hypocrites 14

of spirituous liquors 294
Affecting behaviour in St.

The backslider re-awakened 295
Mary's church, Oxford 15 Restored to divine peace ibid
Renounces Popery

16 Awful providence in 296
Serenity at the stake

17 Life of Mr. Spooner :: 337
EXPERIENCE of Mr. John Convinced of sin

- Boyle, 53 Obtains pardoning mercy,
Distress of mind on account - Victory over temptations
of sin

54 Persecuted by informers 3:40
Various attempts to obtain hap-

Exemplary conduct , 341
piness
ibid His goods seized

ii. 397
Embarrassed with reasonings

Miserable end of a persecutor 399
concerning faith :55 "Mr. Spooner's grateful testimony
Obtains the peace of God

of the divine Goodness

ibid
Travels in Cornwall.

400

The Experience of Mr.
Life of Mrs. Dunkerton 81

John Pawson, senior 347
Her first acquaintance with

· Exemplary piety
fi

ibid
* heart religion :

02 Effects of departing from his .
Her piety and attachment to

· first love... i', 348
in truth

Restored to peace and purity 349
In great heaviness .

Dominion over inward sin the
Gracious deliverance. in 85

believer's privilege 251
Remarks on sudden impreslions":
on the mind 1.87

Life of Mr. S. Hodgson 358

His-labours in the ministry
Happy death .. 88

360
Experience of Mr. Aver 105

Drówned in crossing a river 361

LIFE of Mr. Cargil 379
Life of Mr. Tuffie, an officer. Enters upon his ministry, ., 380

! in the army . .. 157 Persecuted and banished 381
Death of a minister at Ays 158 His loft voice restored 1. ibid
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* Preserved

ibid

338

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Preserved in great dangers 282 Life of Mr. Guthrie 519
Anecdote of one in despair 383 Awakened and set apart for
Excommunicates the persecutors 384 the ministry

ibid
Apprehended by Bonshaw 386 Singular method of treating
Anecdote of the Duke of

' his careless parishioners 520
Rothes os i ibid Presage of the death of his
Mr. Cargil's trial and sentence 387: cousin

522
Behaviour on the scaffold, ibid Suspended by the bishop 523
His character by Sir R. Hamil Departs in the full assurance
i ton . . .. 388 of faith i.

525
· Life of Mrs. Churchman 430 Experience of Mrs. Combe 536
* Obtains the peace of God, 431 Under divine convictions ibid
Banished from her father's ... Christ revealed to her 533
house

ibid

Involved in great distress 534
Consolation in distress : 432 Restored to the divine fa-
Her father reconciled

vour

533
Reformation in the family . 434

Life of Mr. John Brettell
Triumphant death

548
435
Life of Archibald Campbell,

Holy life and happy death 536
Marquis of Argyle

Experience of Mr. Elliott 572

4
Engages in the Reformation il

Effects of rebellion against
Escapes assassination.

. the divine Light 573
Cruelty of Charles II.

Remarkable awakening dream 573

449
Trial of the Marquis

Obtains peace with God 574
Divine consolations

Relieved in difficulties 575
Fortitude upon the scaffold 453

Enters into the ministry 576
Life of Mr. James Renwick 467 Experience of

Experience of Mrs. Clarkson 589
Unites with the suffering follow-

Mistaken notions of religion 590
. ers of Christ

- 468 Awakened by reading her fa.
Preaches in Scotland . 469

60 ther's Manuscripts : ibid
Remarkable deliverances 470
* Obtains consolation

591
Imprisonment

.
471

Falls into deadnels
Behaviour at the scaffold 474 Brought into a

Ga Brought into glorious liberty 593

Holy trumph in sickness 594
EXPERIENCE and happy Death of
James Beswick, of Bolton - 32 Thomas Crosson.'

462
B. Walsh, of Ditto ' 131 Alice Entwistle,

484
James Chimley
• 137 Mary Pilling

497
Baron Haller
w 194 William Price

453
Thomas Ludford
moo Ludford

On 300

306 John Martin, a' foundling 564
L. Lovegrove, of Nova, Mrs. Heath

602
son Scotia

-
1 .403 Mr. Kelly
John Webster
412 Henry Hindle

607
"SERMONS...
Mr. Mather's on Christian , Perfe&ting holiness
Perfection.

..7 Means for attaining the blelling 11
Holiness explained

9 Nature of godly fear

450
452

592

604

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Effeats of divine fear on the Of loving God with all the
conscience

heart, loul, mind, &c. " .325
Oppositions to the progress of

The Love of our Neighbour, ..
holiness .

60

and its happy effects
SERMONII..

The nature of self-love 377
Mr. Mather's second discourse

SERMON V. Fins
on Christian Perfection 107 The nature and practice of in
Believers must know their .: : - Mercy

: 423
calling and privileges .109 The nature of Mercy : 424
Reasons why many stop short The original word explained ibid
of holiness

is 112 The model by which Mercy
Necessity of personal holiness 115 should be regulated 427
The pollibility of attaining 116 Distinguished from that of the
Believers exhorted to holiness ibid children of the World 429
Death-purgatory considered 16.1 Fruits and effects of Mercy* 476
Diligence enjoined

164 A'rash judgment explained 478
Evidences of sincerity 165 A righteous judgment : 479
Believers encouraged 167 The first act of Mercy-for-
SERMON III.

giveness
Mr. Pawson's on Sanctification, Beneficence the second ... 482
from John 17. 19. 218

Sermon VI. st.
In what sense our Lord fan&tifi- : Character and Encouragemen

ed himself . 219 . of Christ's ministers, by
Gracious design of his Incarna-

Mr. Taylor ; 527
. tion and Death : .221

221 The text (Mat xxvii. 20,)
The Doctrine proved ." '223

opened

ibid
Means whereby fanctification is

Christ's qualifications to grant
atcomplished . ; ! 269

promises
Application to ministers 271 Then

The persons to whom the pro-
To the people . . 272 mise is made : 529
- SERMON IV.. Ministers required to be faith-
On the Love of God and our

ful and diligent . 530
Neighbour, Luke X. 27. 322' The Promise considered 577
Nature of the Love of GOD 323 Affords comfort and support 578
The Greek word explained ibid Gives success to their labours: 579
Fruits of divine Love 324 The final victory . 580

Extracts from Mr. BRUCE's TRAVELS..
Dangers from lions and hyænas 35 Interview with Ras Michael gi
The Monks of Waldubba 36 Singular cuftom in Abyssinia
Difficulties in ascending the

illustrating the Scriptures : 92
Mountain of Lamalmon 37 Introduced to the king. 94
Extricated from the rapacity • : Absurd custom in the court. 188

of the Governor - 38 Description of the cataract of .
Arrives at Gondor

39 Alata, on the Nile 189
. ; The CONVERSION of a DEIST. . .
Intended for the ministry 64 Contempt of Christianity . 120
Fascinated with romances 65 Conflict between light and..
Plunges into infidelity 69 darkness

" 123
· Progress in literature 68 Escapes sudden death

124
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Sickness

528

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Sicknels and death of Miss E. 169 Contemplates the divine attri-
Involved in exquisite misery 171 butes

234
Revelation of the power and 4: Severe family affli&ions 2

goodness of GOD 172 Fuller discoveries of the divi.
Reconciled to his enemies 193. nity, &c. of Christ

Transforming power of Christ 225 His first ordination -
Remarks on singular provi- i. Assaulted with Atheism
. dences

227 The victory thro' faith
Supported under embarrassing - Letter from him lately receiv'd 328
doubts

229
A SHORT AND EASY METHOD WITH THE Deists.
Rules for discovering the Truth dition of the Jews

of Matters of Fact 24 By the preservation of the
Christianity demonstrated by

church to this time
the Prophecies .. 75 When an event is miraculous 78
Confirmed by the present con-" Miserable death of an infidel so

Tue COMMUNION OF SAINTS, BY MR. SUICLIFF.
The communion instituted in Relief afforded to penitents 174
-.the primitive church 126 Encouragement to the dejected 175
In the English church before Enlarges reciprocal affection 176

the act of uniformity 127 Preserves young professors 197
By Dr. Hörneck and Dr. Purifies the church from luke."*

Woodward in 1667 128 warmness and formality 178
By Mr. Wesley in 1738

Use to the public ministry ibid
Necessity of mutual commu. Freedom and simplicity requi.
nion
129

179
Advantages of the weekly-class Useful method recommended 180
meetings

MR. ALEXANDER'S REASONS FOR METHODISM.
Seduced into Deism . 210. Good works the only evidences
Recovered by reading Paley's

of true faith

365
· evidences of Christianity 211 Lively affections excited by
Searches the holy Scriptures 212 deep convictions 366
Letter II. on the doctrines : General character of the Me.
.: taught by the Methodists 214 thodist preachers 367
Original Sin proved from

Qualifications necessary for the
Scripture and reason ibid ministry

369
On the Atonement

362 Influence of Methodism on hu.
Justification thro’ Christ.

man happiness
His Intercession

264. Principles of Methodism mis.
How Faith is obtained 265 understood

373
The work of regeneration 266 Mr. Alexander's experience 417
Advice to the converted 268 Discovers the scripture way of
The institutions of Methodism 314 Salvation by Faith 418
Their peculiar advantages 315 Obtains, a consciousness of par.
Observation of Mr. Paley's 318 don thro' Christ
Mode of performing divine The fruits of Justification 420.
service

319 Present experience of the peace
Of singing and prayer 320 ; and favour of God

Captain

ibid

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130

263

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419

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