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tion on things above,”-her conduct on a trying occa-
To our children, and our children's children, the character of this illustrious and virtuous Female should be handed down, as the brightest pattern of moral excellence, of conjugal affection, and of strict conformity to the dictates of her God. Her spotless
nd angelic soul was suddenly called into the presence of its Creator ; and may the bright example which she has left behind her be an inducement to her survivors to tread in the same path'; that their sun may set like hers, and the darkness of the tomb be irradiated by the splendour of their virtues !
Awful indeed is the lesson which the event recorded on this melancholy occasion will read to the
people of the earth. It teaches, it demonstrates the uncertainty of life—of all earthly happiness, the vanity and mockery of the highest of all human expectation. To the peasant as well as the prince, to men in all the ranks of life, and passing through every gradation in society, it gives, as from a lofty watch-tower, the solemn note of warning.
We cannot, in fine, contemplate the event, which in one day clad the British nation in mourning, without regarding it as a link in that vast chain by which thrones, and kingdoms, and nations, are encircled and limited and bound, Nor, when we dwell upon it, can we presume to penetrate its de sign, nor its consequences. These are with God, It is not for man to touch the sacred veil of mystery. Whether the desire of our eyes, the nation's hope, the heiress to its throne, has been taken away by a stroke, in judgment to us, or mercy, it is not for us to determine. What may be the issue of things, which shall arise from this dispensation of Providence is concealed from our view within the womb of time, and the counsel of the Most High. Let the voice of Religion be heard amidst the cries of grief and sorrow; let her light, her truth, her promises, dispel our doubts and fears, and fix our confidence on God ;-his ways are unsearchable, his judgments a great deep. But mercy and truth go before his face. Our times and those of succeeding generations are in his hands.
His will be done."
...136 Fenwick, C., B.L., Walton......117
Gorham, G. C., University of Cam-
42 Gray, R., D.D., Bishop Wearmouth 99
Harris, W., Cambridge .... 134
Harris, W., Wallingford.
Hawtrey, C. S., Episcopal Jews 1
Chapel, Bethnal Green..........144
Hoare, C. J., Blandford Forum... 36
Holloway, T., Whitby......
Holme, J., Southminster .. . 121
Hughes, G., Walthamnstow.
Ivimey, J., Eagle-street,
James, J., Oundle
Jarrom, J., Wisbeach
Kello, J., Bethnal Green..
Keunicott, B., Monkwearmouth.... 36
Kentish, J., Birmingham
Richards, G., Strand.
Şlocock, S., Newbury,..
Smith, J. P., DI)., Hackney. 58
Snelgar, J., Hdmpstead
Spooner, S., Stonchouse........ 129
Steadman, W., D.D., Bradford.... 48
27 Straban, T., Romford....... 110
Styles, J., D. D., Clapham.. 49
Thomas, W., Chase-side, Enfield. . 113
Toller, T. V., Kettering..
123 | White, H. G., Allhallous... 5
Sermon of George Henry Law, Lord Bishop of Chester, preached at the Cathedral Church of Chester.
Job, chap. 1, v. 21. * The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the
name of the Lord.” ONE of the first and surest foundations of every good principle and habit, is a constant sense of the superintending providence of the Almighty. This sentiment or feeling lies at the very root of all religion. It should therefore be the medium through which every incident is viewed ; should be mixed with, and pervade all, our thoughts and prayers. Thus shall we learn to see the Deity in every thing, and seeing, must adore the wisdom and benevolence of all his works.
Instances, therefore, of adversity, of affliction, or death, as they tend peculiarly to generate this christian frame of mind, can never be contemplated without their use. They awaken us from that fatal slumber into which ease and affluence are too apt to lull us: they bring us to a sense of our duty; they better prepare us to meet our Lord and our Redeemer.
Sorrow is the nurse of wisdom. Every pious meditation, and every good disposition, are cherished and matured in the house of mourning. It is there we are taught to feel, that we are men and brethren: it is there we learn to coinmune with ourselves, and to retire within: it is there that we throw off the debasing clogs of mortality, and more sensibly aspire unto those blessed regions, where peace and happiness for ever dwell.