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To the loftier destiny God bath decreed us, Whom God hath instructed to worship him My spirit was not in the fittest mood,
Perhaps, to be instructed, save TO BEAR ! And thus, like the steps of the ladder ascended And convinc'd that liis mércy' will own it. And this is somewhat to be tauglit us, where : By angels, (beheld with the patriarch's eye,) The temple that Solomon built to his name,
We fancied it impossible : I say With the perishing beauties of earth may be Now lives but in history's story;
But once it yet has been my lot to share blended Extinguish'd long since is its altar's bright flame,
Such scene; and that, though now a disSensations too pure, and too holy to die. And vanish'd each glimpse of its glory.
tant day, On this passage we have but one ob- But the Christian, made wise by a wisdom di- Convinc'd me wbat it was to pass from life away. servation to offer, and it is equally ap
Yet there was comfort in that death-bed scene, plicable to every line in the book...the Though all human fabrics may falter,
Piety, resignation, hope, faith, peace Still finds in his heart a far holier shrine,
All that might render such an hour serene, whole tends to the enlargement of the hu
Where the fire burns unquench'd on the altar! Attended round, and in the slow decrease man faculties, to the moral amelioration,
Of life's last ling'ring powers, for calm release and to the everlasting happiness of the This may, we presum-, be consider
Prepar'd the suff" rer; and, when life was
flown, reader. Mr. B., among the crowd of cd to be a genuine Quaker poem ; and it is not on that account the more truly
Though not abruptly could our sorrows cease, modern poets who have sown poison
We felt that sorrow for ourselves alone; with their dowers, and infected the ef- poetical. The author, in our opinion, Not for the quiet dead, around whom there was is unfortunate in the measures which
thrown fusions of their genius with active corruption, stands clear in his great ac
he has adopted in several of his compo Calmness, as 'twere a canopy : the spirit count, and to the extent of his powers
Seem'd, likethe prophet in his parting hour, sitions. They are like Burns'; and
(When he threw back, to him who was to inhas contributed only to the weal of his more congenial to light, or at the ut
herit fellow creatures. He, at least, may lay most, to common, than to grave subjects.
His gift, the mantle, as bis richest dower,) « Meditations in his hand on his heart, and say, "I have
Great Bealing's To have left behind it somewhat of the power not abused God's gift." We pass over Church-yard," is in a much better style, By which the o'ershadowing clouds of death
were riven; and possesses a pathetic tone of suitable a good many pages of shorter poems,
So that, round those who gaz'd, they could and select the following, as curious in melancholy
not lower Then art thou such a spot as man might With rayless darkness ; but a light was many particulars.
given SILENT WORSHIP.
For still communion: all around is sweet, Which made e'en tears grow bright : “ 'twas Though glorious, O God! must thy temple have
And calm, and soothing; when the light - light from heaven !"" been,
breeze woos On the day of its first dedication,
The lofty lines that shadow thy retreat,
The subjoined Sonnet to " Winter," When the Cherubim's wings widely waving were Whose interlacing branches, as they meet, and Monody, will be found of similar
O'ertop, and almost hide the edifice merit. On high, o'er the ark's holy station;
They beautify; no sound, except the bleat When even the chosen of Levi, though skill'd Of innocent lambs, or notes which speak Thou hast thy beauties : sterner ones, I own, To minister, standing before Thee,
Than those of thy precursors; yet to thee Retir'd from the cloud which the temple then Of happy birds unseen.
Belong the charms of solemn majesty fillid,
And naked grandeur. Awful is the tone And thy glory made Israel adore Thee : Yes, thou, stern Death !: art, after all, the of thy tempestuous nights, when clouds are
blown Though awfully grand was thy majesty then;
best Yet the worship thy gospel discloses,
And truest teacher, an unflattering one,
By hurrying winds across the troubled sky; Less splendid in pomp to the vision of men, And yet we shun thee like some bareful pest. Through leafless boughs, with iry overgrown.
Pensive, when softer breezes faintly sigh Far surpasses the ritual of Moses,
In youth, we fancy life is but begun :
Thou hast thy decorations too; although And by whom was that ritnal for ever repeal'd ? Then active middle-age comes hurrying on,
Thou art austere : thy studded mantle, gay But by Him, unto whom it was given
And leaves us less of leisure; and, alas !,
With icy brilliants, which as proudly glow To enter the Oracle, where is revcald,
Even in age, when slowly, surely run Not the cloud, but the brightness of heaven.
The few last sands which linger in the glass,
As erst Golconda's; and thy pure array
Of regal ermine, when the drifted snow Who, having once enter'd, bath shown us the We mourn how few remain, how rapidly they
Envelopes nature : till her features seem
Like pale, but lovely oncs, seen when we O Lord ! how to worship before thee; But 'tis not thee we fear, if thou wert all;
dream. Not with shadowy forms of that earlier day, Thou might'st be brav'd, although in thee But in spirit and truth to adore thee! is much
STANZAS, This, this is the worship the Saviour made
To wither up the nerves, the heart appal :
We knew that the moment was drawing nigh, known,
Not the mere icy chillness of thy touch,
To fulfil every fearful token ;
In tossing agony: in thyself, alone,
And the golden bowl be broken;
sach, How sublime, yet how simple the homage he Than any mere corporeal sense can own,
* wheel, taught
Which, without future fears, might make the Should-alike to our trembling hearts appeal. To her, who inquir'd by that fountain,
And now shall thy dust return to the earth, ***** If JEHOVAH at Solyma's shrine would be sought? Or ador'd on Samaria's mountain ?' For, wert thou all, in thee there is enough
Thy spirit to God who gave it;
To touch us to the quick : to part with all Yet affection shall tenderly cherish thy worth,': Woman! believe me, the hour is near, We love, might try a heart of sternest stuff,
And memory deeply engrave it, When He, if ye rightly would hail him,
And in itself would need what man could Not upon tables of brass or stone, Will neither be worship'd exchisively bere,
But in those fond bosoms where best 'twas Nor yet at the altar of Salem. Of strength and coorage ; but to feel the thrall
known. For God is a Spirit! and they, who aright
Of rending ties twine closer round the heart; Thou shalt live in mine, though thy life be filed, Would perform the pure worship he loveth, To see, while on our own eyes shadows fall In the heart's holy temple will seek, with de. Darker, and darker, tears of anguish start, And be one of the few, and the dearly-lord
For friendship thy dame shall cherish; light, In lov'd-ones looking on us; saying, “ Must we
dead, That spirit the Father approveth.
Whom my heart will not suffer to perish: And many that prophecy's truth can declare, This is indeed enough. I never stood Who is loveliest dreams are before me brought, Whose bosoms have livingly known it ;
But once beside a dying bed ; and there And in sweetest hours of waking thought,
But oh! there is one, with tearful cye,
And grassy and green may the path be seen We well may hope the promis'd boon Whose fondest desires fail her; To the village church that leads;
would be Who indeed is afraid of that which is high, For its glossy hue is as verdant to view
Vouchsafd in mercy,--that thy soul should And fears by the way assail ber;
As you see it in lowly meads.
Him, whom the angelic hosts of heav'n Since dark are the clouds that return after rain! By the gate above, and the mossy pales,
adore; Will find the trunk of a leafless tree,
And from each frailty of our nature free, May HĘ, who alone can scatter those clouds,
All bleak, and barren, and bare ;
Which clogg'd that gentle spirit heretofore, Whose love all fear dispelleth ;'
Yet it kecps its station, and seems to be Exulting, sing His praise, who lives for everWho, though for a scason his face he shrouds, Like a silent'monitor there :
more ! In light and in glory dwelleth,
Though wasted and worn, it smiles in the ray Farewell! thou lov'd and gentle one, fare. Break in on that inoarner's soul, from above, Of the bright warm sun, on a sunny day;
well! And bid her look upwards with holy love.
Aud more than once I have seen
Thou hast not liv'd in vain, or died for The following is one of our favour- The moonbeams sleep on its barkless trunk,
nought! ites; and for a fine lesson told in an
As calmly and softly as ever they sunk
Oft of thy worth survivor's tongues sball tell,
On its leaves, when its leaves were green ; And thy long-cherish'd memory shall be easy and affecting manner, deserves to And it seem'd to rejoice in their light the while, fraught be transplanted into books framed for Reminding my heart of the patient smile With many a theme of fond and tender the instruction of youth. Resignation can wear in the hour of gricf,
thought, When it finds in religion a source of relief,
That shall preserve it sacred. What could And stript of delights which earth had given,
years, Dost thou not love, in the season of spring,
Still shines in the beauty it borrows from Or silver'd locks, of added good have brought To twine thee a Rowery wreath,
Unto a name like thine ? Even the tears And to see the beautiful birch-tree Aing Its shade on the grass beneath ? · From " Recollections," evidently in-Thy early death has caus'd, thy early worth
endears! Its glossy leaf and its silvery stem ;
spired by a real grief, we take our last Oh i dost thou not love to look on them ? quotation ; and to that add our last re- Dream," and "Leiston Abbey," as other
We ought to refer to " Sleep," "A And dost thou not love, when leaves are greenest
, mark...that the author displays not only agreeable examples of the Quaker And summer has just bcgun,
a goodness of heart, but a vivid per- Muse, which we heartily and kindly bid When in the silence of moonlight thou leanest, ception of natural and moral beauties, Where glist'ning waters run,
“c farewell !" To see, by that gentle and peaceful beam,
and possesses a command of language The willow bend down to the sparkling stream to clothc his views in pleasing and inAnd oh! in a lovely autumnal day, structive verse.
SOUTHEY'S LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY. 2 When leaves are changing before thee,
vols. 8vo. (concluded.) Do not pature's charms, as they slowly decay,
Oh, there are hours ! ay moments, that con
In middle life, the wilder enthusiasm of
tain Shed their own mild influence o'er thee?
Feelings, that years may pass and never 41st year of his age, was married by his bro
the Wesleys calmed down. And hast thou not felt, as thou stood'st to gaze,
Charles, in the bring; The touching lesson such scene displays ?
Which, whether fraught with pleasure or with ther at Garth in Breckrockshire, to Miss It should be thus, at an age like thine ;
Sarah Gwynne, and a few years after left off And it has been thus with me;
Can hardly be forgot : as if the wing itinerancy, settled, and enjoyed domestic When the freshness of feeling and heart were Of time, while passing o'er, had power to life. A match which John resolved on in mine,
1745 was broken off by his brother, and this As they never more can be :
A dark’ning shade, or tint of happier hne, caused a breach of their cordiality for some Yet think not I ask thee to pity my lot,
To which fond memory faithfully should cling time. He afterwards married a widow of Perhaps I see beauty where thou dost not.
In after life: I felt, and own'd it true,
the name of Vizelle with four children, and Hast thou seen, in winter's stormiest day,
While I stood still, and look'd upon that moon called the single men of the society, together The trunk of a blighted oak,
to show his reasons for so doing, in excepNot dead, but sinking in slow decay,
I thought of some, who once beheld, like ine, tion to his own general rule laid down in Beneath time's resistless stroke,
The peaceful prospect then before me his treatise in -recominendation of celibacy. Round which a luxuriant Ivy had grown,
spread ; And wreath'd it with verdure no longer its own ? And its still loveliness appear'd to be
This marriage was unhappy. Mrs. Wesley Perchance thou hast seen this sight, and then, One of those visions morning slumbers shed was jealous, and a perfect shrew; and the As I, at thy years might do,
Upon the pensive mourner's pillow'd head : preacher was the reverse of a submissive Pass'd carelessly by, nor turned again
Its beauties, less distinct, but far more dear, husband. They separated in a violent and That scathed wreck to view :
Seem'd to invoke the absent, and the dead ! injurious manner on her part, and with no Bat now I can draw, from that . Although it could not call the latter from their. The characters of the two brothers are thus
And by some spell to bring the former near, regret on his. She lived ten years' after.
and dear me. O smile pot ! nor think it a worthless thing,
drawn by Mr. Southey. If it be with instruction fraught;
Nor did I wish it.-No, dear MARY! no : "But even if John Wesley's marriage had That which will closest and longest cling,
How could I ever wish thou shouldst resign, proved as happy in all other respects as Is alone worth a serious thought !
For any bliss this being can bestow, Charles's, it would not have produced upon Should aaght be unlovely which thus can shed Pleasures eternal, deathless, and divine :
hin the same sedative effect. Entirely as these Grace on the dying, and leaves not the dond? Yet, when I saw the pale moon coldly shine
On the same paths and turf which thou and cordially as they had acted together during
two brothers agreed in opinions and principles, Now, in thy youth, beseech of Him
hadst trod, Who giveth, upbraiding not,
Forgive my vain regret!-Yet, why repino ?
so many years, there was a radical difference That his light in thy heart become not dim, And his lore be unforgot;
Its beams sleep sweetly on thy peaceful in their dispositions. Of Charles it has been sod,
said, by those who knew him best, that if And thy God, in the darkest of days, will be Greenness, and beauty, and strength to thee!
And thou thyself hast sought thy FATHBA and ever there was a human being who disliked thy God!
power, avoided. pre-eminence, and shrunk In order to show how accurate an For thou wert number'd with the “ PURE IN
from praise, it was he: whereas no conqueobserver of nature in its most captivat
ror or poet was ever more ambitious than ing forms Mr. B. is, we conclude with Whom CHRIST pronounced blessed ! and John Wesley. Charles could forgive an in
jury ; but never again trusted one whom he a few lines from Playford, a descriptive
When thou wast summon'd from this world had found treacherous. John could take poem...they are very like Wordsworth,
men a second time to his confidence, after
the greatest 70's and the basest usaye : izer, is to be blowirinto them. For siphylis, world a position like that, baffles all power perhaps, because he had not so keen an in- an onnce of quicksilver every morning; and of description, and is only to be exceeded ight into the characters of men as his bro. for the twisting of the intestines, quicksilver, if exceedable) by the satanic shamelessness ther ; perhaps, because le regarded them ounce by ounce, to the amount of one, two which dares to lay the black position at the as his instruments, and thought that all or three pounds! Toasted cheese is recom door of other men.'" other considerations must give way to the mended for a cut; and, for a rupture in Much more of like abuse and intempeinterests of the spiritual dominion which he children, “boil a spoonful of egg-shells, rance preceded the final breach. In 1776, hai. acquirce!. It inay le suspected that dried in an oven, and powdered, in a piut of Dr. Coke, one of their most valuable labourCharles, when he sair the mischief and milk, and feed the child constantly with ers, joined the Methodists, and from his the villainy, as well as the follies, to which bread boiled in this milk!”
rapk and fortune, the place next to Wesley Methodlisin gave occasion; and when he These destructive recipcs must have pro- was naturally assigned to him. . In 1780 perceirel its tendency to a separation from ducer? much miscry where acted upon. 'The Wesley began to publish the Arminian Ma
ihe (hurch, thonght thret he had gone too precher however cured himself of an ill- gazine, to meet the scurrilous attacks of the ; far, and locked with sorrow in there consc ness sosevere,that his friends addressed to him Gospel Magazine, and maintain and defend
quences which he foresaw. Joh's was an farewell letters; and he wrote his own epi- his own doctrines. The Christian and the aspiring ausl a joyous spirit, free from all re- taph, of which ihe aunexed is a copy. Spiritual Magazines liad preceded these, an gret for the past, or apprelension for the
were the first religious journals, of which future: liis anticipations were always hope. the body of John Wesley, we have now such a multitude, published ful; and, if circumstances arose contrary to a brand plucked out of the burning : in England. In 1768 Methodisın was orhis wishes, which he was unable to controul, who died of a consumption in the fifty-first ganized in America, by an Irishman of the he accommodated himself to them, made
year of his age,
name of Philip Embury, and a Captain Webb, what advantage of them he could, and insen- not leaving, after his debts are paid, ten who lost an cye at Quebec, and used to sibly learnt to expect, with complacency,
pounds behind him;
preach in his uniform. In the political strugas the inevitable end of his career, a schisin praying God le merciful to me an unprofita- gle between England and her colonies, Mr. which, at the commencement, he would
ble servant !
Wesley sided with the mother country, and have regarded with horror, as a dutiful and "He ordered that this (if any) inscription wrote a very sensible pamphlet on the occaconscientious minister of the Church of should be placed on his tomb-stone.” sion. This brought a host of enemics upon England.”
Whitefield was as unfortunate in his mar. his head; but his conduct was upright, and When the nonjurors disappeared as party, they joined the methodists as a middle in America, in 1769, severed the personal a ringe as his friend John Wesley. His death the abilities he displayed of the highest order.
Dr. Coke organized Methodisen under an course betiveen the church and the dissenters; bonds which had hitherto held the method- episcopal form in America, and Wasbington Unt it was owing to such of the dissenters ists in a sort of union; and the calvinistic addressed the heads, or superintendants as themselves, as united with them, that their sect, finding a patroness in the celebrated they were called in England, by the appellaseparation from the church was gradually Selina Larly Iluntingdion, finally and entirely tion of hishops. He also established the brought on. The Bishop of Excter, Laving- separated from Wesley's connection. The new sect in many of the West India Islands; ton, in a comparison between the enthusiasm calvinistic leaders were Richard (afterwards and may justly be considered the Xavier of Methodists and of Papists, drew a lively Sir R.) and Rowland IIill, A. M. Toplady, of the suciety, His energy and success may picture of the extravagancies so potently vicar of Broad Ilembury, Devon, the hon: be appreciated by the following anecdote :revived by Berridge, vicar of Everton, and Walter Shirley and others; among the Wes
A captain in the navy, from whoin he obHickes, another clergyman who went over to leyan controversialists, Walter Sellon, a lay tained a subscription, calling upon an acthe Wesleyaus. John Wesley answered preacher, originally a haker, Mr. Fletcher or quaintance of Coke's the same morning, said, him ill-humouredlý, and had the worst of the father ficchiere a very pious and amiable - Do you know any thing of a little fellow argument. Dr. Varburton was another foreigrer, and Thomas Olivers, a Welshman, who calls hinself Dr. Cokė, and who is going strong opponent; but Wesley made a better were distinguished. The Calvinists pub
about begging money for missionaries to be defence against him, on the question of di- lished the following satirical lines on Wesley's sent among the slaves ?"-". I know, him vine grace. The credulity of this otherwise endeavours to explain his opinions so as to well,” was the reply: "He seems," re. astonishing person appears to have been very prevent a rapture.
plied the captain, "to he a heavenly-ininded great. “His disposition to believe whatever he Depend on the importance of our conversations ; W'bereas the religion, and fate of three nations, little devil. He coaxed me out of two gui
neas this morning." was told, however improbable the fact, or whereas some objections are thrown in our
"The year 1784 bas been called the grand insufficient the evidence, was not confined
climacterical year of Methodism, because to preternatural tales. He listened to crery And words have been construed to mean what Wesley then first arrogated to himself an episold woman's nostrum for a disease, and col
copal power; and because in that year. The lected so many of them, that he thought Be it known, from henceforth, to each friend legal settlement of the conference was effecthimself qualified at last to commence prac-Wheneer we say one" thing, we mean quite, vernment of the society after his death, as
ed, whereby provision was made for the gotitioner in melicine. Accordingly he announced in London bis intention of giving
long as it should continue. physic to the poor, and they came for many And Il'esley thus ridiculed Toplady's ** His first thought was to name some ten years.
in srcat numbers, till the expense of treatise on absolute predestination. or twelve persons. Ou further consideration distributing medicines to thein was greater “The sum of all this is--one in twenty he appointed one bundred, believing, be than the Society could support. At the (suppose). of mankind is elected; nineteen says, there would be more safety in a same time, for the purpose of enabling peo- in twenty are reprobated. The clcct shall greater number of counsellors,' and judging ple to cure themselves, hic published his col- be saved, do what they will; the reprobate these were as inany as could meet without lection of receipts, under the title of Primi- shall be damned, do what they can. Rea- too great an expense, and without leaving tive Physic ; or, an easy and natural Method der, believe this, or be damned. Witness any circuit deprived of prcachers while the of curing most Discases.”
my hand, A-T—-'. 'Toplady denied conference was assembled. The hundred In the 29th edition of this work, the cold- the consequences, and accused Mr. Wesley persons thus nominated : being preachers bath is prescribed for ague, just before the of intending to palin the paragraph on the and expounders of God's holy Word, under cold fit; for preventing apoplexy; for weak world as his. In almost any other case: the rare of, and in connexion with the said infants, every day; and for cancer. For said he, a similar forgery would transmit John Wesley,' were declared to constitute films in the sight, the eyes are to be touched the criminal to Virginia or Maryland, if not the Conference, according to the true intent with lunar caustic every day; or cibuthum to Tyburn. The satanic guilt of the person and meaning of the various deeds in which occidentale, dried slowly, and finely pulver- who could excogitate and publish to the that terin was used ; and provision was now
Inade for continuing the succession and iden- dred persous signified their assent by stand- | too hard for God? It is now cleven years tity of this body, wherein the administration ing up. Such a night,' be says, I scarce since I have felt any such thing as weariness, of the Methodist connection was to be vested ever saw before : surely the fruit of it shall Many times I speak till my voice fails, and I after the founder's death. They were to as- reinain for ever! From that time it has can speak no longer. Frequently I walk till semble yearly at London, Bristol, or Leeds, been the practice among the Methodists, to my strength fails, and I can walk no farther; or any other place which they might think renew the covenant annually, generally on yet, even then, I feel no sensation of weariproper to appoint; and their first act was to the first night of the new year, or of first ress, but am perfectly easy from head to be tu fill up all vacancies occasioned by death year. They are exhorted to make it not only foot. I dare not impute this to natural or other circumstances. No act was to be in heart, but in word ; not only in word, but causes.” valid unless forty members were present, in writing; and to spread the writing with ** In his eighty-fourth year, he first began to · provided the whole body had not been reduced all possible reverence before the Lord, feel decay; and, upon commencing his lielow that number by death, or other causes. as if they would present it to him as their eighty-fifth, he observes, I am not so agile The duration of the assembly should not be act and deed, and then to set their hands to as I was in tines past; I do not run or walk less than five days, por more than three it. It is said, that some persons,
so fast as I did. My sight is a little decayed. weeks, but any time betweeu those limits at fanatical and frightful motive of making the My left eye is grown dim, and hardly serves their discretion. They were to clect a pre- covenant perfect on their part, have signed me to-rearl. I have daily some pain m'the ball sident and secretary from their own number, it with their own blood !"
of my right eye, as also in my right temple and the president should have a double vote. Wesley's systein of education was one of occasioned by a blow reccived some months Any member absenting himself without leave the severest and worst ever advocated: it since), and in my right shoulder and arın, from two succo ve conferences, and not ap- was a reign of terror from the cradle upwards. which I impute partly to a sprain, and partly pearing on the first day of the third, forfeit- Taken altogether, Methodism has produced to the rheumatisin 'I find, likewise, som ed his seat by that absence. They had power much good, and done some evil. Its prin- decay in my memory with regard to names to admit preachers and expounders upon ciples are strictly loyal, which in some de- and things lately past ; but not at all with trial, to receive thein into full connection, gree compensates for its schism from the regard to what I have read or heard twenty, and to expel any person for suficient cause church.
forty, or sixty years ago.' but no person might be elected a member of The last chapter in the book which we "Other persons perceived his growing their body, till he had been twelve months have thus far epitomized gives a picture of weakness before he was thus aware of it himin full connection as a preacher. They might Wesley in his old age. “He was favoured self; the most marked symptom was that of a not appoint any one to preach in any of their with a constitution vigorous beyond that of frequent disposition to sleep during the day. chapels who was not a member of the con- ordinary men, and with an activity of spirit He had always been able to lie down and nection, nor might they appoint any preacher which is even rarer than his singular feli- slcep almost at will, like a mere animal, or for more than three years to one place, except city of health and strength. Teu thousand a man in little better than an aniinal state, ordained ministers of the Church of England. cares of varions kinds, lie said, were no more a consequence, probably, of the incessant acThey might delegate any inember or members weight or burden to his mind, than ten thon- tivity of his life: this he himself rightly acof their own body to act with full power in sani) hairs were to his head. But in truth, counted one of the causes of his excellent Ireland, or any other parts out of the king- his only cares were those of superintending health, and it was, doubtless, a consequence dom of Great Britain. Whenever the con- the work of his ambition, which contimally of it also; but the involuntary slumbers ference should be reduced below the number prospered under his hands. Real cares he which came upon him in the latter years of of forty members, and continue so re- had none; no anxieties, no sorrows which his life, were indications that the machine duced for three years, or whenever it should touched him nearly. His manner of life was was wory out, and would soon come to a neglect to meet for three successive years, in the most favourable that could have been de- stup: 'In 1788, he lost his brother Charles, either of such cases the conference should be vised for longevity. He rose early, and lay who, during many years, had been his zealous extinguished; and the chapels and other pre-down at night with nothing to keep him coadjutor, and, through life, his faithful and mises should vest in the trustees for the time waking, or trouble him in sleep. His mind affectionate friend.. Latterly their opinions being, in trust, that they should appoint was always in a pleasurable and wholesome had dittered. Charles saw the evil tendency persons to preach therein."
state of activity, he was temperate in his diet, of some part of the discipline, and did not The covenant, (borrowed from the Puri- and lived in perpetual locomotion : frequent liesitate to say that he abominated the band. tans) was another of Wesley's institutions, change of air is perhaps, of all things, that ineetings, which he had formerly approved;
and originateil so far back as 1755. It is de- which most conduces to joyous health aud and, adhering faithfully himself to the church, tined by the author to be "one of the most pe- long life."
he regretted the separation which he forerilous practices that ever was devised by en In the course of his life he rode above a saw, and disapproved of John's conduct, in thusiasm; the entering into a covenant in hundred thonsand miles ; and was 69 years of taking steps which manifestly tended to fawhich the devotee promises and vows to the age, when his friends prevailed on hizn to cilitate it. Indeed, Mr. Wesley 'laid aside,
most dreadful God," (beginning the ad- use 4 carriage, in conscquence of a hurt at last, all those pretensions by which he had dress with that dreadful appellation!) to be which produced a hydrocele.
formerly excused bimself; 'and, in the year come his covenant servant; and, giving up "Mr. \Vesley still continued to be the same 1787, with the assistance of two of his clchimself, body and soul, to his service, to marvellous old man. No one who saw him, rical coadjutors, Mr. Creighton' and Mr. observe.all his laws, and obey him before all even casually, in his old age, can have for- Peard Dickinson, he ordained 'two of his
others, and this to the death! Mr. Wes gotten his venerable appearance. His face preachers, and consecrated Mather a bishop . ley may perhaps have been prejudiced in fa- was remarkably tine ; his complexion fresh or superintendant. But this decided differvour of this practice, because he found it to the last week of his life; his eye quick, ence of opinion produced no diminution of recommended by the non-conformist Richard and keen, and active: when you net him love between the two brothers. They hael Allein, whose works had been published by in the street of a crowded city, he attract- agreed to differ; and, to the last, John was his maternal grandfather, Dr. Annesley; so ed notice, not only by his band and casa not more jealous of his own authority, than that he had probably been taught to respect sock, and his long hair, white and bright Charles was solicitous that he should prethe author in his youth. In the year 1755, as silver, but by his pace and manner, both serve it. Keep it while you live,' he said, he tirst recommended this covenant; and, indicating that all his minutes were number- and after your death, datur digniori, or raafter explaining the subject to his London ed, and that not one was to be lost. After ther, dignioribus. You cannot settle the congregation during several successive days, his eightieth year, he went twice to Ilolland, succession : you cannot divine how God will he assembled as many as were willing to a country in which Methodism, as Quaker- settle it?'Charles, though he attained to enter into the engagement, at the French isın had done before it, met with a certain bis eightieth year, was a valetudinarian church in Spitalfields, and read to them the degree of success. Upon completing his through the greatest part of his life, in contremendous formula, to which eighteen hun eighty-second year, he says, “ iš any thing I sequence, it is believed, of having injured
dear brother, unto himself the soul of our next schism, and turned the love-feasts account of these volumes, we do not intend
his constitution by close application and ex- John Wesley; a man of great views, great Other separations of less note have cessive abstinence at Oxford. He had always energy, and great virtues. That he awa-) also occurred; but in general the xlreaded the act of dying; and his prayer was, kened a zealous spirit, not only in his own Wesleyan systein has far exceeded in that God would grant him patience and an com
ommunity, but in a church which needed easy death: a caliner frame of mind, and an something to quieken it, is acknowledged by
prosperity any of its co-rivals. casier passage, could not have been granted the inembers of that Church itself; that he him; the powers of life were fairly worn out, encouraged enthusiasm and extravagance, ANALY518 OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS, and, without any disease, he fell asleep. By lent a ready ear to false and impossible rela
FOR DECEMBER, 1819. (Concluded.) his own desire he was buried, not in his bro- tions, and spread superstition as well as piety, Art. II. Histoire de Jeanne d'Albret reine ther's burying ground, because it was not could hardly be denied by the candid and de Navarre, par Mlle. Vauvilliers. consecrated, but in the church-yard of Mary- judicious among his own people. . In its im When we gave an account some time ago le-bone, the parish in which he resided ; and mediate effects the powerful principle of reli- of the historic al Essays on Bearu, by the his pall was supported by eight clergymen of gion, which he and his preachers diffused, late Mr. Faget de Baure, we regretted that the Church of England."
has reclaimed many from a course of sin, this wurk did not furnish any details of the "On the first of February, 1791, he wrote has supported many in poverty, sickness, life and administration of the mother of his last letter to America. On the 17th of and affliction, and has imparted to many a Henry IV: The accounts concerning her, that month. he took cold after preaching at triumphant joy in death.
scattered in general histories, and in some Lambeth. For some days he struggled “The reinarkable talents with which the private meinoirs, had not been any where against an increasing fever, and continued to Wesley family
were endowed, manifested it collected. A history of Jeane d' Albret preach till the Wednesday following, when self in the third generation as strikingly as was, therefore, still a desideratum, which he delivered his last sermon. From that time in the second. One of the nieces, of Mr. Mlle. Vauvilliers has supplied with much he became daily weaker and more lethargie, Wesley, named Mehebabel, after her mo- care and success, and, on the 2d of March, he died in peace; ther, was that Mrs. Wright, who attained to Art. III. The Kampoos or the Ocean, an being in the eighty-eighth year of his age, and such excellence as a modeller in wax, and Arabic Dictionary, &c. 2 yols. small folio. the sixty-fifth of his ministry. who is said to have acted with great dexte
Calcutta. During his illness he said, 'Let me be rity in conveying treasonable intelligence to, Baron Silvestre de Sacy, in a short potice buried in nothing but what is woollen; and the Americans, during the var.
The two on this iinportant work, says, “ the Editor let my corpse be carried in my coftin into sons of Charles were ainong the most dis- of the Kainoos could not have undertaken a the chapel. Some years before, he had tinguished musicians of their age. Their task more worthy of our entire gratitude, prepared a vault for himself
, and for those father, perceiving the decided bent of their than an edition of this work. We have long itinerant preachers who should die in London. genius, very properly permitted them to fol- expressed the desire to see the Dictionaries In his will he directed, that six poor men low it, and made the science of music their of Dejaweri and of Fironzabadi rendered acshould have tiventy shillings each for carrying profession. In a letter to his brother, he cessible, by the press, to all lovers of orihis body to the grave; for ! particularly said, 'I am clear, without doubt, that my ental literature ; but we were far from flatterdesire,' said he, there may be no hearse, son's concert is after the will and order of ing ourselves that this wish would be realized no coach, no escutcheon, no pomp except Providence. When John printed this letter, during our life. Not only is it accomplished, the tears of them that loved me, and are fol- after his brother's death, he added, in a note, at least with respect to the most necessary lowing ine to Abraham's boson. I solemnly I am clear of another mind.
of the two works, (and we have seen the adjure my execators, in the name of God, " It was reported that Charles had said, his original of the Kamoos appear at Calcutta, punctually to observe this. At the desire of brother would not outlive
bim more than a and a Turkish translation of the saine work to the chapel, and there lay in a kind of state zarded with sufficient likelihood of its fulfill same time, but what is not less fortunate, becoming the person, the day preceding the ment; for John was now drawing near the the Arabic edition has been made with all interment, dressed in his clerical habit, with grave."
the care necessary in so important an undergown, cassack, and band; the old clerical cum on his head, a Bible in one hand, and a review of this interesting and valuable vate Arabic literature will participate in our
We have no wish to add to our long taking Without doubt all those who cultiwas placid, and the expression which
death work, which may now be consulted moos, and towards the Government, which, had fixed upon his venerable features, was by readers, having been published with a kind of profusion, places every means that of a serene and heavenly smile. The within these few days. To complete of success in the hands of men capable of crowds which ilocked to see him were so great, the sketch of Methodism, abridged in making so good a use of them, that it was thought prudent, for fear of ac- our columans, it may be mentioned that Art. IV. The Dramatic Works, (in German) cident, to accelerate the funeral, and perseveral separations took place among
of Dr. George Reinbeck, 3 vols." form it between fire and six in the morning. its original disciples, on various points of which may be considered as original,
This collection contains seven pieces, three kept entirely secret, and several hundred of doctrine. The first division was led three others are avowed imitations of French persons attended at that unusual bour. Mr. by Maxfield, Wesley's earliest layo or Russian pieces, and the seventh, though Richarılson, who performed the service, had preacher, who joined Bell and other called original by the author, is 80 full of been one of his preachers almost thirty years. mad enthusiasts, pretending to prophe- passages, evidendy borrowed, that we hesiWhen he came to that part of the service, ey and work miracles. Wheatley, a sate, says Mr. Vauderbourg, 80. to class it. Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty lascivious gospel preacher, headed the Though the reviewver enters into a long voice , and he
to follow him ; his opinion of them is on the stituted the word father; and the feeling and other nocturnal meetings into mon- whole unfavourable and from what he says with which he did this was such, that the strous orgies. One Reilly' was the of the plots, we are inclined to think he is congregation, who were shedding silent tears, organ of another sect, which held the not wrong in his judgment, notwithstanding burst at once into loud weeping.
opinions of universalists and latitudi- the caution with which French criticisms on “Mr. Wesley left no other property behind narians ;.. that Christ had done away German works, especially dramatic, must be of his works, and this he bequeathed to the original sin, and that sin was a disease received. It seems too, from Mr. Reinbeck's use of the connection after his debts should wanting a cure...not a crime deserving obtained general success in Germany, nothave been paid.
of punishment. This sect still prevails withstanding the extreme indulgence of the " Such was the life, and such the labours of in America, Reilly having been one of public. To us it appears that it would have