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OBITUARY.

MRS. P. SAFFERY.

and affecting peculiarity, it is our me. The importance and felicity of true lancholy office to record. religion in our friends, as well as in

She was born in 1799, at Weymouth, ourselves, is constantly growing in our where her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scri. estimation as they approach the end of ven, are still living to lament the loss life. By their removal to the upper of their beloved daughter. Under the world, this holy impression is much aug- guidance of an excellent mother, her mented, being then changed into cer- attention was very early directed to the tainty, at least into solid hope, that concerns of religion. By this means, their religion has secured for them a probably, her mind was prepared for permanent safety and bliss, above which the reception and love of those holy nothing remains to be desired among principles which she afterwards chethe riches and goods of the universe. rished and displayed. She received the Of all human acquisitions, it belongs to first truly devout and permanent imreligion alone to gain in lustre and hap- pressions of religion about eleven years piness by exchanging worlds. The as- since, under the preaching of the Rev. surance of this renders it most conso- Mr. Baynes, of Wellington. From that latory to remember the pious virtues of period her character assumed a new and the dead, who, having served and loved decided form. Soon after, she became their Redeemer ou earth, are gone to a member of the Baptist church at Weythe full enjoyment of his presence. mouth. Though her piety commenced That they were pious, that their piety at so early an age, in which the most continued to live and improve till life promising and beautiful appearances are was closed, is the sole consolation that of doubtful character, and often decay, religion permits us to indulge, while it was sustained to a pleasing degree in mourning over their loss. For, however her temper and conduct. Amidst the they were loved, or even admired, for fascinations of the world, and the imthe graces of their natural loveliness, pediments resulting from the gaiety of which produced delight to themselves youth, she habitually manifested a seand to those around; these graces bear- rious attachment and love to the things ing no reference to the spiritual enjoy- of God; employing herself with much ments and virtnes of eternity, have diligence in those pious and benevolent ceased to exist with the life which they services, for which religious females are cheered and adorned'; but their piety, so much distinguished in the present age. untouched by death, now refined and So far as our knowledge of her temper matured to the perfection of holiness, and deportment extends, considering gives the highest joy to themselves, and the splendid and dangerous character reflects down comfort upon those whom of the place where she lived, we think they have left behind. It is thus one of she was preserved in an unusual degree the peculiar and celestial distinctions of from the spirit and habits of the world. real piety, to give happiness in both Having a sister engaged on a distant worlds at the same time; making its scene in the service of the Baptist misdeparted possessors supremely blessed sion, she felt a peculiar ardour and dein the presence of God, and imparting light in whatever promoted the success the best consolation to their mourning of that Society, friends. This consolation is felt in no In May, 1826, she was married to the slight degree by the relations and friends Rev. P. Saffery, of Salisbury. This of the excellent person whose carly union with a Minister of the Gospel, in death, under circumstances of tender a station rendered prominent and happy

by the character and labour's of his , of nature, and the attractions of life. venerable father, opened many pros- This decided preference of the invisible pects of felicity and usefulness to her state to the enjoyments of the present, pious mind, on which it is natural to this aspiration towards immortality, was suppose she entered with delight. But a near approach to the temper of heashe was not long permitted to enjoy the ven, as rare as it is delightful; more happiness, or perform the duties of her especially in a young person surrounded new situation. She had just time to by many pious and social felicities. look around it, to commence her inti- Nor did the glory and solemnity of the macies, to form intentions of good, and prospect prevent her from attending to endear her character to those who were the tender duties which engage the atbest qualified to appreciate its growing tention of every one in her situation : excellence; and was then removed from the only effect it seems to have had upon the scene. Her health, which had never her was, that she gave much of her been vigorous, gradually declined as time to religious meditation, reading, she approached near the period when and prayer. Almost the last, if not the she expected to become a mother. last thing she read was, Howe's magniThese indications of decaying health ficent discourse on the Redeemer's dowere but very slight, and such as ap- minion over the invisible world. Nopeared likely to be soon removed. thing could be more appropriate and None of her friends, not even her consolatory. One of the most serious watchful and affectionate mother, who and beautiful passages of this discourse, had the consolation to be with her for stating the duty and happiness of being many weeks, had any apprehensions of ready

to meet death whenever the Lord danger, till a very short time before of Eternity shall be pleased to inflict it, her death; but she herself, as it appears was found marked by her pencil under from several circumstances, had for a almost every line; indicating the soconsiderable time seriously anticipated lemn complacency she felt in the great a fatal result. This awful impression prospect that engaged her meditations. that death was at hand, whether it were The sufferings she endured in her last the product of a pensive fancy, or a hours did not allow her to express the merciful intimation from above, served devout consolations and hopes that unthe happy purpose of exciting her to doubtedly comforted her heart. She cherish, with greater fervour, the peni- died on the 21st of July last, in the tent and devotional temper of mind in 27 th year of her age, a few hours after which every Christian would wish to giving birth to a child, who reposes in die. This anticipation, however, though the same tomb with its mother. It is it involved the extinction of all her mor almost needless to add, that this affecttal hopes and felicities, did not disturbing event was lamented with a tenderher serenity, nor even impair her cheer- ness of grief not often felt. fulness. In one so young, so ardent, so Both the religious and intellectual alive to the charms of life, so lately character of Mrs. Saffery would justly united to an estimable husband, whom admit of pleasing and extended descripshe loved with all her heart; above all, tion; but though she was held in very who had the prospect of so quickly be- affectionate estimation by the writer, coming the mother of a child that might he must content himself by the simple survive her;-on one who felt such nu- mention of her predominant qualities merous and vivid attachments to life, and virtues, leaving to such as knew religion must have exerted its utmost and loved her, to cherish the image of power and consolation to have enabled what she was, to imitate her where she her to surrender all this without melan- deserved it, and to exceed her iu culticholy sadness, or regret at the expected vating those graces in which they might command of her Saviour. We look have deemed her defective. Hers was upon this as nothing less than a sublime not a character which opened itself fully triumph of religion over the tenderness at a first interview, and left nothing more to be revealed; it did not disclose excellence consisted in the superior atits best forms, its real beauties, till after tention she gave to the exercises of prolonged and intimate acquaintance. devotional retirement. The writer is With more than an ordinary portion of assured, by one who was intimately mental vigour, she united a poetic re. acquainted with her private habits, that finement of feeling and beauty of fancy, she employed considerably more time in that frequently imparted an animated meditation and prayer than appears to charm to her serious, as well as her be commonly devoted by sincere Chrislighter conversation. Her nature was tians to this boly purpose. It conferred rich in poetry. She has left various no slight excellence upon her, to have compositions of this sort, which display excelled in the most difficult and prea pleasing combination of vigorous and cious of spiritual habits by which perbeautiful language, with much pathos sonal religion is most nourished and and elevation of sentiment. But reli- confirmed, and in which most who posgion is now her all. As in most other sess it are extremely defective. characters of a similar cast, some of the

From these brief observations, it may manifestations of her piety were strongly be seen that she possessed the qualities coloured by the sensibility and vivid- which compose an interesting and beauness of her temper, being mingled with tiful character. Time only, and the a fervour to which religious persons in continued operations of religion, were general are almost perfect strangers. required to adjust and mature them into The divine tenderness and beauty of the their best form. This was not permitted Saviour's character the affecting de- to be done on earth, but we hope it has clarations of his love — the prospect of been accomplished and ineffably surbeholding him as he is -- the devotion passed in the perfect and immortal state and purity of heaven -- touched and which is now become her abode ; where delighted her spirit in a high degree, we humbly trust she is numbered with whenev they engaged her thoughts. the saved, and appears 66 without fault While she diligently attended to all the before the throne of God.” common duties of religion, her chief

W. Rhodes.

GLEANINGS.

A FORM FOR THE ADMISSION OF MEM-, Church of England (and Ireland), as to a

BERS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME INTO true and sound part of Christ's Holy CathoThe COMMUNION OF THE CHURCH OF lic Church. . [Nevertheless, if there be any ENGLAND. COMPOSED BY ARCHBISHOP of you who know of any impediment or TENISON, BY ORDER OF QUEEN ANNE, notable crime, on account of which the proMDCCXIV.

fession about to be made should not be Extracted from the Conciliu Magnæ Bri- !ooked upon as sincere, let bim come forth tanniæ, and used at Somer's Town Chapel, crime or impediment is.]* Now, that this

in the name of God, and shew what that Pancrus, by the Rev. T.J. Judkin, M.A.

weighty affair may have its due effect, let [The Bishop, or some Priest appointed by us, in the first place, humbly and devoutly

him for that purpose, being at the Com- pray to Almighty God, for his blessing upon munion table, and the person to be recon- Jus in that pious and charitable office we are ciled standing without the rails, the going about. Bishop, or such priest as is appointed, Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings, shall speak to the congregation as fol- with thy most gracious favour, and further lows :-)

us with thy continual help, that in this, and Dearly beloved, we are here met together for the reconciling of a penitent, lately of * The words within brackets are not in the Church of Rome, to the Established the original form,

all our works, began, coutinued, and ended Dost thou believe in God the Fatber Al. in thee, we may glorify thy holy name, and mighty, Maker of heaven and earth ? &c. finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, [reciting the “ Apostles' Creed.”] through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Answer. All this I stedfastly believe.

Almighty God, who shewest to them that Art thou truly sorrowful, that thou hast be in error the light of thy truth, to the in- not followed the way prescribed in these tent that they may return into the way of Scriptures for the directing of the faith of a righteousness i grant unto them that are, or true disciple of Jesue Christ? shall be, admitted into the fellowship of Answer. I am heartily sorry, and I hope Christ's religion, that they may eschew those for mercy through Jesus Christ? things which are contrary to their profes- Dost thou embrace the truth of the Gossion, and follow all such things as are pel in the love of it, and stedfastly resolve agreeable to the same, through our Lord to live righteously and soberly in this preJesus Christ. Amen.

sent world, all the days of thy life? Psalm cxix. from v. 169 to the end. Answer. I do embrace it, and do resolve, Let my complaint come before thee, o God being my helper. Lord; give me understanding according to Dost thou earnestly desire to be received thy word.

into the cominunion of this church, as into Let my gapplication come before thee; a true and sound part of Christ's holy Cadeliver me according to thy word.

tholic Church? My lips shall speak of thy praise, when Answer. This I earnestly desire. thou hast taught me thy statutes.

Dost thou renounce all the errors and suYea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; perstitions of the present Romish Church, for all thy commandments are righteous. so far as they are come to thy knowledge ?

Let thine hand help me; for I have cho- Answer. I do from my heart renounce sen thy commandments.

them all. I have longed for thy saving health, 0 [If the convert from the Church of Rome Lord; and in thy law is my delight.

be in boly orders, let these further quesO let my soul live, and it shall praise tions be asked.] thee; and thy judgments shall help me.

Dost thou in particular renounce the I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; O seek thy servant, for I do not for- twelve last Articles added in the Confession,

commonly called “ The Creed of Pope get thy commandments.

Pius IV.” after having read them, avd Glory be to the Father, &c.

duly considered them? As it was in the beginning, &c.

Answer. I do upon mature deliberation THE LESSON--Luke xv, to ver. 8. reject them all, as grounded upon no warPsalm cxv. to ver. 10.

rant of Scripture, but rather repugnant to

the word of God. [Then the Bishop sitting in a chair, or the Dost thou acknowledge the supremacy of

priest standing, shall speak to the Protes- the Kings (or Queens) of this realm as by tant, who is to be kneeling, as follows:] law established, and declared in the 37th Dear brother (or sister)— I have good

Article of religion ? Lope that you have well weighed and consi

Answer. I do sincerely acknowledge it. dered with yourself the great work you are

Wilt thon then give thy faithfol diligence come about, before this time; but inasmuch always so to minister the doctrine and sacraas with the heart man believeth unto rightements, and the discipline of Christ, as the ousness, and with the mouth confession is Lord hath commanded, and as this church made unto salvation ; that you may give the and realm hath received the same, according more honour to God, and that this present to the commandments of God; so that thou congregation of Christ here assembled may mayest teach the people with all diligence also anderstand your mind and will in these to keep and observe the same ? things, and that this your declaration

may

Answer. I will do so by the help of the

Lord. the more confirm you in your good resolu

Wilt thou conform thyself to the Liturgy tion, you shall answer plainly to these questions, which we in the name of God and of of the Church of England (and Ireland) as bis Church shall propose to you, touching by law established ?

Answer. I will. the same :

Art thou thoroughly persuaded that the [If the penitent he one who has relapsed, books of the Old and New Testament, which

the following question is to be asked.] are received as Canonical Scriptures by this Art thou heartily sorry, when thou wast Church, contain suficiently all doctrine re- in the way of truth, thou didst so little quisite and necessary to eternal șalvation, watch over thine own heart, as to suffer thytbrongl faith in Christ Jesus ?

self to be led away with the shadows of Answer. I am so persuaded.

vain doctrine? And dost thou stedfastly

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