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THE REV. MR. DENSHAM.
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A CHILD of dust, a creature of a day; > ,
A feeble frame, the best estate of man j
Rais'd from the earth, and form'd of brittle claf, ,* •
His journey here a short contracted span." ',.
In ev'ry stage of life we trembling stand,
In num'rous ways he thrust* his fata! hand,
This conqu'ring pow'r, corrrmission'd from the skieSj
Alike it hunies hence the rude or wise,
Nor does the gracious renovated mind,"
These mcctcn us for pleasures well refin'd; ~>
They sanctify, but not remove the stroke.
Yon mournful sight, of grief a painful cause,
Confirms these truths in plaintive strains of woe.
Call'd on a sudden from a world of sin,
That tongue, so late employ'd with work divine,
'-. With zeal inspir'd, to spread the Saviour's name,. f
He publish'd oft the gospel's joyful sound.:
His theme, his constant theme, where'er he canity
His Spirit, now dislodg'd from cumb'rous clay,
There, in the regions of eternal day,
Among the blessed, the celestial throng,
Seems standing foremost with a rapt*rous song,
Oh, ye who witness'd their employ of love,
Be notdepress'd; our Jesus reigns above,
Ye honour'd few, who from the cky go,
Your cause, to Densham dear, his worth yc know,
This solemn call with others loudly join;
Ye gospel heralds, hear the voice divine.
O Thou, whose steps mysterious and pro/ound.
May wc, amidst the dire aliliction round,.
But while thy various judgments arc abroad,
• Mr.Eyre. J Londou Itinerant Society.
ENGAGED IN THE WEEKLY EXERCISE OF PRAYERS
ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS,
Ministers to engage.
1803. July 29, "Barber's,
5 Messis, Towle and Mt. Kello and Mr. Booth.
Aug. 3, Mr. Jennings's, • Mr. Wall and Mr. Knight.
• Mr. Hutchings and Mr. Burder,
Mr. Gaffee's, - Mr. Goode and Mr. Jennings.
Mr. Gaffee and Mr. Button.
5, Mr. Wall's; · Mr. Taylor and Mr. Towle.'
Mr. Button and Mr. Jennings.
30, Mr. Brooksbank's, Mr. Wall and Mr. Goode.
Service to begin precisely at Half past six.
The Minister of the Place concludes, : Should any Minister; who is appointed to engage, be unable to attend; it is expected that he will procure une to supply his place, whose name is in the above list.
1 When a new List is formed, it will probably include the names of other, Ministers who were not present, or could not be consulted, when this was drawn up.
We are happy to find that these prayer-meetings have hitherto been well attended. At a Meeting of several of the Ministers above-mentioned, and
others of their Brethren, on Tuesduy, Aug. 16, it was agreed, Respectfully to submit to the Altention of their Christian Friends, the following short
ADDRESS: The alarming state of this kingdom loudly calling for extraordinary prayer and humiliation, several Ministers, in town and country, hare es. pressed their earnest wish that a particular day be chosen, in which reli. gious persons, of different denominations, may present their common Snp. plications to the Titrone of Grace in behalf of our King and Country.
A considerable number, therefore, of Ministers have agreed to pro. pose to their respective cougregations, Wednesday, Sept. 21, ai a suitable day for this solemn purpose ; and they take the liberty of affectionately recommending the observance of the same to as many of their brethren, throughout the kingdom, as inay approve of this measure, and to whom the day proposed may be convenient.
. It has been sugested, that the union of two or three congregations in one place, where local circumstances permit, might be beneficial, by enabling them to av.al themselves of:he assistance of several Ministers, and be productive of other Artvantages,
THE'LATE REV. ANTHONY CROLE.
This able and faithful minister of the New Testament was a native of Scotland, being born at the village of Fettercairn, in the shire of Kincardine, about twelve miles from Montrose. When he was seven years of age he lost his father, who was a serious man; but this event did not deprive him of that inestimable privilege, a religious education. His pious mother discharged, with affectionate fidelity, the important trust that devolved upon her, and watched for the souls of her children as one that knew she must give an account. Her instruction and example niiide a deep and lasting impression on bis mind; and he would frequently mention the familiar but striking manner in which she encouraged her children to seek the God of their father, saying, " God loves to hear children pray." From this early period he never wholly omitted prayer; and was always afraid o'" sin. Indeed, tenderness of conscience was a prominent trait in his character through life; some remarkable instances of which, have left an impression on the mind of the writer, that can never be effaced. To the pious labours of a worthy school-master, under whose care he was placed, Mr. Crole ascribed, under God, much of his early improvement in religious kndwledge. This good man used to catechise his pupils, and, with great seriousness, would explain and inculcate the important truths and duti-s of religion in a manner adapted to the understanding of his juvenile auditory. A text of Scripture, commented upon one of the occasions, greatly affected Mr. Crole's mind at the time it was mentioned, and was never wholly forgotten; but, in the hour of temptation, frequently suggested the most powerful restraint xi, ■ 3 H