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by the character and labours 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; 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 disturb ing 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 holy 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 whenever they engaged her thoughts. the saved, and appears “ without fault While she diligently attended to all the before the throne of God." common duties of religion, her chief
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
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- looked upon as sincere, let bim come forth
tanniæ, and used at Somer's Town Chapel, in the name of God, and shew what that Pancrus, by the Rev. T.J. Judkin, M.A.crime or impediment is.]* Now, that this
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 manion table, and the person to be recon- us in that pious and charitable office we are ciled standir 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 ? &e. 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 thay 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 communion of this church, as into Let my gupplication 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 Churchi, for all thy commandments are righteous. so far as they are come to thy knowledge ?
Let thine hand help me; for I liave 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 and in thy law is my delight.
be io holy orders, let these further queso let my soul live, and it shall praise tions be asked.] thee; and thy judgments shall help me. I have gone astray like a sheep that is twelve last Articles added in the Confession,
Dost thou in particular repounce the lost; O seek thy servant, for I do not for 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 ? hope that you have well weighed and consi
Answer. I do sincerely acknowledge it. dered with yourself the great work
Wilt thon then give thy faithfa) diligence come about, before this time ; bat 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 inore honour to God, and that this present
to the commandments of God; so that thou congregation of Christ bere 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
Answer. I will do so by the help of the declaration may your
Lord. the more confirm you in your good resolution, you shall answer plainly to these ques
Wilt thou conform thyself to the Liturgy tions, which we in the name of God and of of the Church of England (and Ireland) as his Church shall propose to you, touching by law established ? the same :
Answer. I will. 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 sufficiently all doctrine re- in the way of truth, thou didst so little quisite aud necessary to eternal şalvation, 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
purpose to be more careful for the future, Christ; to whom, with the Father and the and to persevere in that holy profession Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, world which thou hast now made ?
without end. Ainen. Answer. I am truly grieved for my former [Then the Bishop or priest, standing op (if unstedfastness, and am fully determined, by
there be no communion at that time), God's grace, to walk more circumspectly for
shall turn himself to the person newly time to come, and to continue in this my
admitted, and say:] profession to my life's end. [Then the Bishop or priest, standing up,
Dear brother (or sister) — seeing that shall say.]
you have, by the goodness of God, proAlmighty God, who bath given you a sense
ceeded thus far, I must put you in mind that of your errors,
and a will to do all these you take care to go on in the good way into things, grant you also strength and power to blishment and furtherance therein, that if
which you are entered ; and for your estaperform the same, that he may accomplish his work which he hath began in you, you have not been confirmed, you endeavour through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
so to be the next opportunity, and receive
tbe holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper. THE ABSOLUTION.
And may God's Holy Spirit be with you. Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who Amen. of his great mercy hast promised forgive- The peace of God, which passeth all anness of sins to all them that with hearty derstanding, keep your heart and mind hy repentance and true saith turn unto him, Jesus Christ. Amen. have mercy upon yon, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strength
POPISH RELICS, en you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our from a paper printed, by authority, in French
The following list has been translated Lord. Amen.
and German, illustrated with engravings of [Then the Bishop or priest, taking the con- the golden and silver gilt cases in which the
vert by the right hand, shall say unto relics are contained. The paper is headed him.]
Description of the Holy Relics which are I, N. bishop of (or I, A. B.) do preserved in the Cathedral Church of Aixupon this thy solemn profession and earnest la-Chapelle, and which are shewn to the request, receive thee into the holy commu- public every seventh year, from the 10th to nion of the Church of England (and Ire- the 24th of July:" land), in the name of the Father, and of 1. The Chemise of the Holy Virgin, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
cotton stuff, in which she was clothed when People. Amen.
she gave birth to our Saviour Jesus Christ. [Then the Bishop or priest shall say the Jesus Christ. They are of very coarse cloth,
2. The Swaddling Clothes of our Saviour Lord's Prayer, with that which follows, all kneelivg.]
of yellowish hue.
3. The Cloth in which the body of St.
John, after decapitation, was wrapped up [Here follows the Lord's Prayer.] Then, and carried away.
O God of truth and love, we bless and 4. The Linen with which our Saviour magnify thy holy dame, for thy great mercy Jesus Christ was covered on the holy cross, and goodness in bringing this thy servant on which is still to be seen the marks of his into the communion of this church. Give precious blood. him, we beseech thee, the stability and 5. A Link of the Chain with which the perseverance in that faith of which he hath, Apostle St. Peter was chained. in the presence of God and of this congre- 6. An Image of the Holy Virgin, of sil. gation, witnessed a good confession. Suffer ver gilt, with several relics. bim not to be moved from it by any tempta- 7. A portion of the Holy Cross, encased tion of Satan, enticements of the world, the in gold, which Charlemagne always wore. scoffs of irreligious men, or the revilings of 8. Hair of the Holy Virgin. those who are still in error, but guard him 9. The Girdle of our Lord Jesus Christ, by thy grace against all these snares. And of leather, of which the two ends are sealed make him instrumental in turning others with the seal of Constantine the Great. from the errors of their ways, to the saving 10. The Cord with which our Saviour of their souls from death, and the covering was bound to the post at the scoarging. a multitude of sins; and in thy good time, 11. The entire Girdle of the Holy VirO Lord, bring, we pray thee, into the way gin. of trath, all such as bave érred and are 12. Part of the sponge with which they deceived ; and so fetch them home, blessed gave our Saviour to drink on the cross, and Lord, to thy flock, that they may be one a thorn of the crown of thorns. fold under one shepherd, the Lord Jesus 13. The arm of St. Simeon the Just.
Let us pray.
14. An Agnus Dei, consecrated by Pope 16. A Drop of the Sweat of our Lord Eugene IV. in 1434, and a portion of the Jesus Christ, and a morsel of, the reed title of the Holy Cross.
which was given into his hand to mock 15. The point of a nail by which our him. Saviour Jesus Christ was fastened to the 17. The Skull of St. Anastasius, and se
veral other relics.
DEATH OF DR. WAUGH.
which were those of the Rev. R. Hill, the It is with extreme regret we announce the Rev. G. Clayton, Alex. Hankey, Esq., &c. death of that eminent Minister of the Gos- The mournful procession extended nearly pel, the Rev. Alexander Waagh, D.D. The half a mile. It arrived at the place of ininterment of this venerable servant of Christ terment about two o'clock, when the Rey. took place in Banhill Fields on Saturday, Dr. Winter delivered an eloquent and imthe 22d ult. As the house in which he had pressive oration at the grave, and the Rev. resided, in Salisbury.place, New-road, was W. Broadfoot concluded the solemn service too small for the reception of the immense by prayer. The following inscription was number of his friends who were desirous of engraved on a brass plate, and fixed on the attending as mourners, refreshment was pro- lid of the coffin : vided for them at the Rev. T. Stratton's “ The Rev. ALEXANDER WAUGH, D.D., chapel ; previous to leaving which, the Rev.born at East Gordon, in Berwickshire, AuR. Hill, M.A., and the Rev. E. Irving, A.M., gust 16, 1754 ; ordained Minister of the severally engaged in prayer. A few minutes Scots' Church, Wells-street, Oxford-street, after twelve the body was deposited in a London, on the 9th of May, 1782, of which hearse drawn by four horses, and was pre- he continued a Minister until his death, on ceded by tbirty-three of the juvenile mem- the 14th of December, 1827, in the 74th bers of the congregation on foot, and a year of his age.” mourning coach, in which were the Rev. The funeral sermon was preached the folDr. Winter and the Rev. W. Broadfoot. lowing Sabbath, December 23, by the Rev. The corpse was followed by thirty-eight W. Broadfoot, at Wells-street chapel, from mourning coaches, each drawn by two Job v. 26. “ Thou shalt come to thy grave horses, containing the surviving members of in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh the deceased minister's family, several clergy- in, in bis season.” At the same time a just men and ministers of the metropolis and tribute was paid to the memory of this much neighbouring villages, of various denomina-esteemed and truly useful Minister of the tions; the elders and deacons of Wells- Gospel, by many other Ministers of various street, Oxendon-street, and Albion chapels; denominations. the directors of the London Missionary So- A correspondent bas promised to furnish ciety, and a great number of private friends. a Memoir of this excellent Minister, for Ten private carriages also aitended, among some early number of our Work.
A LIST of the Particular Baptist Churches in Wales, and their Ministers. Those markıd in
Italics are not ordained Ministers, but local Preachers.
Richard Rowlands. Llanfachrith Capel Gwyn
Llanddausant. John Michael.
Hugh Williams, jan. Bodedern
* Llangefni, or Ebenezer, has been the John Davies. Llanerchywedd
residence of the Rev. Christmas Evans, for Fedw...
William Terar. thirty-six years ; she also is the mother Holyhead
church : all the rest in the island sprang Bont-rhyp pont Wm. Morgan.
from her. (See Bap. Mag. vol. ix. p. 55.)