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teen shillings, and ninepence, for every “I am glad of it, my Lord Duke; hundred lines of his poetry.
second thoughts are best.” But this In October 1812, the copy-right of desirable event never took place. Cowper's Poems was put to sale among the members of the trade, in thirty
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Injuries must be done at once; be
Inefits conferred by degrees. ANECDOTE OF FOOTE AND HOWARD.
Love begins at home. Charles Howard, Esq. of Greystock, ! in Cumberland, published a book, of which the title was “Thoughts, Essays,
AN ANECDOTE. and Maxims, chiefly religious and po- As a Scotch Bagpiper was traversing litical ;” and there was no object for the mountains of Ulster, he was one which the author was more anxious evening encountered by a half-starved than that the book should arrive at the Irish wolf. In this distress, the poor honour of a second edition. Mr. fellow could think of nothing better Howard, in common with the wits of than to open his wallet, and try the his time, frequented the Chapter Coffee- effects of his hospitality. He did so, house, and so long as nine years after and the wolf swallowed every thing the publication of his book, when he that was thrown to him with the greatwas Duke of Norfolk, he said one day est voracity. The stock of provision to Foote in the coffee-room, “ Foote, was soon exhausted, and the piper my Thoughts are going to a second only resource was to try the virtue edition.” To which Foote answered, his bagpipe; which the wolf no soone!
hcard, than he took to the mountains all who knew her can testify respecting with greater precipitation than he had her, that mighty grace preserved her come down. The poor piper could son) from that period to the last not so perfectly enjoy his deliverance, moment of her life, cleaving to her but that, with an angry look at parting, Lord as all her salvation, and all her he shook his head, and said, “Ay, are desire. But her praises are here forthese your tricks ? had I known your bidden. She wished to give God all humour, you should have had your the praise. Her theme on earth was, music before supper.”
“ I the chief of sinners am-but Jesus died for me.” She had the most pro
found view of her own unworthiness Letter of the late Rev. Mr. Jones. and remaining depravity, and was
sensible that nothing but boundless Olney, Sept. 2, 1820. grace could obliterate the imperfections Mr. Editor,
of her best deeds. Her only refuge, Sir,—The pious female who is the subject of the following letter, and less love of God the Father, the who was a near relative of mine, was redemption of God the Son, and the sister to Lady Austen, to whom the sanctifying operations of God the Holy world is indebted for that incomparable
Spirit, disposing her whole soul to poem of Cowper's, “ The Task.”
rejoice in Christ Jesus, having no conFREDERICUS.
fidence in the flesh. To this refuge Letter of the late Rev. Thomas Jones, she was taught to flee, under her first Minister of Saint George's Church, religious impressions. And here she Bolton, and Chaplain to the Earl of sought and found safety, under all the Peterborough and Monmouth, to the imperfections, and in all the vicissiRev. Mr. H.--, then Vicar of tudes, of her life; being enabled to Olney, on the Death of his Wife, Mar- rejoice in the words of one of her tha Jones, who departed this Life 25th favourite hymns, “ Jesu, lover of my June, 1795.
soul,-let me to thy bosom fly,' &c. DEAR SIR,
The Lord was gracious to her, and As Mrs. Jones made no choice of a did not disappoint her faith and hope subject for her funeral, ever wishing to in him. He enabled her, through the be hid from public notice, I have whole of her pilgrimage, and particuchosen 1 Tim. 1. 16. “This is a faitbful larly through the whole of her long and saying, and worthy of all acceptation, painful illness, to declare, to the praise that Christ Jesus came into the world and glory of God, that“ she had a good to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” hope in the grace, and faithfulness,
Grace, rich grace, the great apostle and love of God to her;" and that, ardently desired, and longed to make though she was not blest with singular known to sinners, from the moment of comforts, or manifestations ofthe Lord's his conversion through the whole of favour, she was happy, truly happy, in his life, and through the whole of his the belief, and in expressing that bewritings, especially in the words before lief to her friends, that she was a sinus. Though he was more abundant ner saved by grace; and she commonly than any in faith and zeal, his soul called upon them to unite with her in erer burning with love to his Saviour, the words of the hymn, “The fountain De had nothing more to say respecting of Christ assist me to sing,--the blood bis attainments, than “ By the grace of our Priest, our crucified King,” &c. of God I am what I am.” He had the Hence her end was placid, resigned, deepest sense of his former wicked- satisfying to her own soul, and a source ness, and he had the most pungent of delight to her friends left behind to sense of his remaining depravity and lament their loss. unworthiness. All his hopes sprang | A little before her departure, she Trom mere mercy, the atoning mercy talked much with me respecting her
God in Christ, -mercy for the chief self, her sins, and infirmities, from her ai sinners. This was the creed, this youth up, and of the Lord's dealings the only source of comfort to the dear with her; in the retrospective view of departed saint.
the whole, admiring the wisdom and In early life the Lord was pleased, justice of all his dispensations : while 1 bis grace, to separate her from the she saw, in clearer views than ever, orld, and make her his own. And that scripture which had often engaged
her serious attention through life, ment only prevented her stepping into “Why doth a living man oomplain for the full completion of her joys." The the punishment of his sins ?" she de- last prayer she expressed, an hour clared “she never before had seen it before she closed her eyes was, “Lord, so forcibly true, that all her sufferings bave mercy upon my soul; that (she in the body were the natural conse said) was all.” But instantly recollectquence of her sins, which she had a ing herself, added, “Yes, there is one full view of.” But here she adored the thing more: Lord, have mercy upon Lord, for his goodness and tenderness my body.” And, after desiring me to to her, who enabled her, in this view lay her easy, said she was faint, asked of herself, with comfort to commit for a little water; which having drunk, herself, with all her unworthiness, to without a sigh, in a few minutes, his mercy, exulting, “Mercy! mercy! she entered into rest. this is the total sum;" singing,
Now, blessed be God, that bar is This God is the God we adore,
broken by death, which, on her last Our faithful unchangeable friend; Sabbath here, she said, kept her out Whose love is as great as his pow'r, of glory. Her bands are now burst And neither knows measure nor end.
asunder, burst for ever, and her 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last, Whose Spirit shall guide as safe home :
blessed soul is singing amidst the We'll praise him for all that is past, heavenly choir, (ten thousand times ten
And trust him for all that's to oome. thousand, and thousands of thousands) She was ever a close attendant upon “ To him who loved us, and washed the house of God, and she enjoyed a us from our sins in his own blood, and present reward there. There the Lord hath made us kings and priests unto was peculiarly gracious to her, on the God and his father, to him be glory and Sabbath before she ascended to glory. dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” --Literally, on that day, a day never to Now she has a perfect enjoyment of be forgotten by them who heard her what, throughout her pilgrimage, she relation of it, she found it to be to her tasted by the way; which, by faith the gate of heaven. She heard, and anticipating, she, perpetually sang in she feasted three times that day on the the words of her most intimate friend, word preached to her; returning each Mr. Cowper, time from the Lord's house, manifesting There is a fountain fill'd with blood, that she had had fellowship with her
Drawn from Emanuel's veins, God. And, in the conclusion of the
And sinners, plung'd beneath that flood, day, she said that the whole of the ser
Lose all their guilty stains :
The dying thief rejoic'd to see vice of that day seemed to have been
That fountain in his day; one gracious plan and design (not of
And there have I, as vile as he, the preachers, for they had no thoughts Wash'd all my sins away. of her attendance, but) of her God; That you and I, dear sir, may ever uniformly tending to remove herdoubts, partake of this blessedness, living and confirm her hopes, and inspire her with dying, is the prayer of your unworthy joy unspeakable, and full of glory, in Brother in the Gospel, the view of her own particular interest
THOMAS JONES. in the complete and hastening blessed- Olney, Bucks, June 28, 1795. ness of redeeming love.
Her expressions, and the manner in which she made them, were strikingly |
CONCLUDING SCENE OF NATURB. great, glorious, and heavenly; awfully When nature and the efforts of physolemn, spiritual, and almost angelic. sicians prove unable to resist the ma“ The preaching the prayers, the lignity of the disease, all the distin. preachers, and her own enjoyment | guishing marks of it are obliterated, under them, appeared more glorious and the concluding scene is common and heavenly than any she had ever to all. before been witness to,--all appeared! The strength being almost entirely new and transporting. She had a exhausted, the patient lies constantly prospect, and an enjoyment, of the on his back, with a perpetual proper. hidden mysteries within the vail ; and sity to slide to the bottom of the bed; was already treading upon the borders the hands shake when they attempt to of the celestial regions, viewing the lay hold of any thing, and a continual shining harpers harping the praises of twitching is observed in the tendons of redeeming love, while a small impedi- his wrist; the tongue trembles when
it is pushed forth for inspection, tains two costly monuments, has a or all attempts to push it forth are | handsome organ, and galleries for the unsuccessful; a black and glutinous children belonging to the Blue-coat crast gathers on the lips and teeth, to Hospital, and is lighted with gas the increase and inconveniency of during the evening service. which the patient seems now insen- St. George's Church, bears evident sible. He seems equally insensible to marks of elegance and taste. It was the ardour of thirst; he mutters to consecrated in 1732. Its situation is himself; he dozes with his mouth half at the south end of Castle-street. In open, the lower jaw falling down, as if its architecture, the Doric order prethe muscles were too much relaxed to vails. It contains neither monuments resist its own gravity; he sees objects nor inscriptions, but beneath its floor indistinctly, as if a dark cloud hung is a spacious vault, in which the rebefore his eyes ; small black particles, mains of many of the once principal called by physicians musche volitantes, inhabitants are interred. It had forplay, as it is believed, before his eyes, merly a fine steeple, which being renfor he often catches with his hands dered unsafe by the foundation giving at those or some such objects of his way, was lately taken down, and a disordered brain; he frequently ex- new one is now erecting in its stead. tends his arms before and above his The base of the steeple is 30 feet face, seeming to contemplate his nails square, and the whole height will be and fingers ; at other times he fumbles about 214 feet. At this church the with his fingers, and picks the wool | mayor, aldermen, and common councilfrom off the bed-clothes : he loses the men, usually attend divine service. power of retention; the evacuations The inside corresponds with the exte-, pass involuntarily; and, as if lament- | rior, and displays great elegance. ing his own deplorable condition, tears' St. Thomas's Church, which was conflow down his ghastly countenance; secrated in 1750, is rendered remarkthe pulse flutters small as a thread, able by its lofty and well-proportioned and, on a pressure very little stronger spire, which is 240 feet in height. than common, is not felt at all ; his | It was formerly twenty feet higher legs and arms become cold, his nails than it is at present; but on the 15th and fingers blackish ; his respiration is of March 1757, a considerable portion interrupted by hiekups, and finally by was blown down by a heavy gale ; and
the stones falling on the roof of the | church, did much damage. It was
soon rebuilt, but it never regained its OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL AND DE
former elevation. The church, from SCRIPTIVE RESPECTING LIVERPOOL.
the simplicity of its architecture and (Continued from col. 287.)
decorations, has a beautiful appearThe places of public worship in Liver- ance, and, in connection with its pool, belonging to the Establishment, spire, may be ranked among the most are twenty in number, the oldest of pleasing edifices of the Establishment which is St. Nicholas's, frequently called throughout the kingdom. Its situation, the Old Church, from its superior anti- | however, in Park-lane, being on low quity. Its situation is at the north ground, and encircled with buildings end of the town, very near to the river. of various descriptions, displays it to It will long be rendered memorable a considerable disadvantage. to the inhabitants of Liverpool, on St.Paul's Church, in St.Paul's square, account of its tower, which fell, on | is a miniature imitation of the great Sunday, Feb. 11th, 1810, of which we cathedral of London. It was built gave a detailed account in vol. I. col. at the expense of the town, and con572, of the Imperial Magazine. This secrated in 1769. The ground floor church still retains a few vestiges of has open seats for the use of the poor, its ancient magnificence, but thro’re- but, until some judicious alterations pairs, alterations, and the corrosions of were made, the minister's voice could time, they are gradually disappearing. I not be distinctly heard ; in conse
St. Peter's Church, which is situated I quence of which it was but badly in Church-street, was built by assess- attended. But since this inconvement, and consecrated in 1704. It | nience has been removed, the connas some ornaments, but has little to gregation has increased. On Sunday boast of architectural beauty. It con- I evenings this church is lighted with gas.
St. Anne's Church, stands at the by whom it was also endowed with a north end of St. Anne's-street, Rich- salary of £105 per annum for the mimond. It was built by two private nister for ever, arising from the rent gentlemen about the year 1770. It of twenty-four pews; with a further is a small but neat structure, of brick provision, from the rents of other seats, and stone, chiefly in the Gothic style. for the organist, clerk, and sexton. This church is singular, from its ex- On three sides, this church has two tending in a direction north and south, i galleries, in the upper of which the instead of east and west. At the north same benevolent gentleman appropriend it has a plain brick tower, on each ated 400 free sitting, sexclusively for angle of which a small pinnacle is the use of the poor. The organ beraised. The ornaments of the altar longing to this church has the singuare neat, and the window by which larity of being double, a part being it is lighted is of painted glass, very disposed on each side of the organ richly executed.
gallery. It was constructed by the Trinity Church, is on the east side of late Mr. Collins of this town, and is St. Anne's-street. It is a stone build- perhaps the only instrument of this ing, having a tower, with vases at each kind in the kingdom. The aggregate angle. The inside is pleasingly de- expense of this building is said to have signed and well finished being neatly been £15,000. It was opened in 1798, painted, and the pews are lined. It but was not consecrated until 1800. was consecrated in 1792.
St. Mark's Church, stands at the St. John's Church, was erected in upper end of Duke-street. It is a the year 1784. The tower, which is plain, but neat brick building, being square, is 123 feet high, and is orna- both large and commodious, conmented on the top with pyramids. taining sittings for 1714 persons, of The church contains nothing remark- which 300 are free. The chancel has able; but the burying ground con- a large painted window, which is nected with it, being free, is crowded finished in a style of pleasing elegance. with dead bodies to an indecent excess. This church, which ranks among the
St. James's Church, in the parish of first erections for public worship in Walton, is situated in the south-east the town, was built by subscription, at end of the town, adjoining Toxteth an expense of about £18,000. It was Park. It is a plain brick building, licensed in 1803, but was not consewith a square tower. It has a gallery | crated until 1815. and an organ, but few decorations 1 St. Andrew's Church, in Renshaweither within or without. It was street, is a neat structure, calculated erected at the expense of two private to furnish sittings for 1250 persons, of proprietors, in the year 1774.
wbich 300 are free. It was erected by St. Stephen's, in Byrom-street, was John Gladstone, Esq. M. P. at an exoriginally a Dissenting chapel, but pense of about £10,000, and consehaving been repaired and pewed, is crated in 1815. now rendered very commodious.
St. Philip's Church, in HardmanSt. Matthew's, in Kay-street, was also street, was built by Mr. John Cragg: a Dissenting chapel. It is small, but at an expense of about £12,000, and commodious, having been put in com-was consecrated in 1816. It is in the plete repair, and handsomely fitted up. Gothic style of architecture, and con
Christ Church, is an elegant and a tains sittings for about 1000 persons, costly edifice, situated in Hunter- 150 of which are free. The principal street. It is built of brick, and orna- part of the work on the inside of this mented with stone. It has no tower, church is of cast iron. but a light and well-constituted dome St. Clement's Church, in Russellrises from the north end. The yard street, though small, is a neat place being contracted, has only few tombs, of worship, but not having been consebut a large vault runs under the body crated, it is occasionally shut up. of the church. The elegance and deco | All Saints, in Grenville-street, near rations of this edifice merit a more Scotland-road, was formerly a tenni particular description than our limits court, of which some memorials still will permit us to give. A marble ta- | remain in its appearance. This place blet informs the reader, that this costly has not yet been consecrated, but the building was erected in 1797, at the worship is conducted agreeably to me sole expense of Mr. John Houghton, forms of the Church of England.