feeble thread, was prolonged for two- sphere, but the principles themselves are and-twenty years; and he enjoyed immutable under all the varieties of huthe happiness of seeing a young

man condition, and this remark was fully

verified in him. His vicarage was, indeed, mily growing up around him.

the abode of tranquil happiness. His The duties of the pastoral office presiding mind was felt in the admirable were not new to him, nor had an

constitution and arrangements of his academical life deprived him of his pointed duty, and faithfully discharged it."

household. Each member knew his aptaste for them. In the busiest pe- p. 114. riod of his college engagements we

“ Though Mr. Lloyd seldom moved find him wishing to resign the clas- beyond the circle of his own family, his sical tutorship, alleging, in one of vicarage was always open to the cordial

reception of his friends, and some of them his private papers, the following rea- often availed themselves of the privilege sons:

of visiting him. He was a most interesting “First, the propriety of acting with re- companion. Whilst his guests experiference to the ministry (in conformity with enced his exuberant kindness in his entermy frequent petition, that the minister tainment of them, they were at the same might not be sunk in the tutor,') and

time attracted by his transcendent piety, therefore of consulting and recruiting, as

It encircled them, as it were, with a holy far as I shall be able, my health and atmosphere which they felt to be condustrength, that I may be able to the dis- cive to their spiritual welfare. His life charge of parochial duties, when (if it was, indeed, a standing sermon, which please God) I shall succeed to a coliege spoke with a silent, but impressive eloliving. Secondly, the earnest and settled quence, to the heart.” pp. 116, 117. desire I have long had, to be more at “I could not help feeling, upon certuin liberty from the hurries and interruptions occasions, a sentiment of secret regret of care and business, in order to make re

arising in my mind, that the subject of ligion,-vital religion,-my grand concern,

this memoir, who was so well qualified to and to wait more quietly and habitually enlighten and adorn society, should spend upon God in the use of the means, that so many years of his life in a state of perHe may lay the foundation-work better in fect seclusion from the world. But he my soul (if indeed it be at all laid at pre- bimself entertained no such ideas consent), that is, may bring me off from my deep cerning his own attainments. He seemself-sufficiency, &c. to a simplicity of de- ed, in the beautiful simplicity of his mind, pendence upon Himself, his word, in Christ to be perfectly insensible to them, and my Saviour. This has been long a great and gratefully acknowledged the hand of God sad desideratum with me; and till it be in appointing the bounds of his habitation, supplied, to aim at extensive usefulness and was devoted to the discharge of iis seems unseasonable and out of place. It appendant duties. I never saw a person, is not the order established by God, &c. without exception, so singularly free from I wish I may not have been acting hitherto any propensity to display himself.” pp. a very weak and wrong (if not presump

118, 119. tuous) part in this respect, &c. &c. Thirdly,

“ If we extend our view beyond the preas far as a regard to my health and spiritual cincts of the vicarage-house, and those reinterests will admit, it seemed very de

tired virtues which adorned Mr. Lloyd's sirable to institute a course of private conduct in the various relations of 'dostudies, all tending to qualify me for mi- mestic life.—and contemplate his characnisterial duties, which my public engage

ter as a parochial minister, - we shall find ments have prevented.” pp. 99, 100. that his deportment, in this more extend. Our notices of his life, from the ed sphere of jurisdiction, reflected equal

credit upon luis principles. He recognized period of his leaving Cambridge, in the interposition of Providence in his sa1806, to his entrance upon bis eter. cred connexion with his flock, and presided nal rest, in 1828, must consist over it with a parental influence and kindchiefly of a few extracts from his bitious views or vagrant desires beyond

His heavenly mind, having no am. brother's narrative.

his appointed station, was intent only upon “In the very sequestered situation in its appropriate duties. As his parish was which Mr. Lloyd now lived, iny reader neither extensive nor populous, and his will not be surprised to hear, that he was curate resided at one extremity of it, and the same man—the same identical charac- himself at the other, nothing of any mo. ter, that he was in the University; for the ment could transpire without his immetruth' admits of no changes in its nature, diate knowledge, as they were in daily or in the heavenly fruits it produces. The communication with each other. He was, Christian may accommodate himself to his consequently, well acquainted with the meridian, and modify the expression of his habits of his people, their religious opinions principles according to the various rela- and prejudices, and administered, with the tions and corresponding duties of his wisdom of a scribe well instructed, corre


pp. 156–157.

sponding instruction upon the sublime And, again, to a lady of his acand powerful principles of the Gospel. Their welfare was, indeed, deeply engraven

quaintance : upon his heart, and engaged his constant

“ I expect to be a sufferer during the meditations and prayers. He lived for

remainder of my life; the scene of active them. I never heard from him any ex.

service is closed; and I am learning of Him, pressions of regret concerning the solitude who, forour sakes, was made perfect through of his situation, the want of literary so

sufferings, to die daily', -- before the

solemn hour of death shall arrive. - It is, ciety, and other sources of mental recreation, which he had long been in the habit deep thought and useful reflection, graci

my dear madam, an interval pregnant with of enjoying." pp. 120, 121. “ He felt it his highest privilege to

ously afforded by our heavenly Father to preach the Gospel to the poor, and to edu

call forth the best and highest energies of cate them, under the Divine blessing, for

the soul in the wrestling importunity of the kingdom of heaven ; and his "labour faith, and the persevering endeavour to in the Lord was not vain ;' he was instru

take a firm hold of those precious promises, mental in turning many from the error of whereby we become partakers of a divine their ways to the service of the living and

nature. I am thankful to find it thus with true God, some of whom had entered their me; yet the consciousness of great weaketernal rest before him, and those who

ness both in nerves and spirits, and in still remain in the house of their earthly Christian attainments, urges me to solieit pilgrimage, will be kept, I trust, faithful to

your best remembrances.” the end, and receive the promised crown

And again, to his brother, a few of life.” p. 123.

weeks before his departure : When Mr. Lloyd was not able,

“I never remember to have had my on account of indisposition, to visit pletely and so long overruled ; or to have

nervous and gloomy tendencies so comhis people, he was accustomed to

been able to come upon the true foundainvite them singly to his study, to tion with a faith so simple and unmixed converse with them on religious with any secret dependence on any thing subjects, and to offer them such in. of my own. In consequence of this, the last

three months have been among the happiest structions as they required. He was

of my life, and I have, in a degree, proved also in the habit of writing them litile the truth of that gracious promise, . Thou notes of advice or admonition, adapt. wilt keep him in perfect peace whose ed to their circumstances. He kept carefulness for myself

, my dear wife and a private list of those of them of children, because enabled to cast my care whose Christian state he entertained upon my Lord and Saviour, or (in other the most favourable opinion, in words, to cast my burden upon the Lord.' which he recorded such particulars

Yet whilst I speak thus, I feel how easily,

with such a heart as mine, I as he thought calculated to assist again eclipsed, and plunged into doubts,


be his ministrations among them. His dilliculties, and painful apprehensions." biographer adds :

pp. 158, 159. “ So deeply concerned was this good

A few weeks before his death lic man for the salvation of his people, that he came to London for surgical assist was often heard by his beloved partner,

ance, but the result disappointed the ere the morning light had scarcely appeared, recounting the names of those in

hopes which had been raised. He scribed upon his Christian list, and offering

however continued, amidst great up such ejaculatory petitions on their be- pain and inconvenience, tranquil, half as their respective cases seemed to and even cheerful. His brother recall for.” pp. 152, 153.

marks, In the spring of 1828 the dis- “ His hope, like an anchor within the order with which he had been long veil, kept his mind stayed upon God, afflicted began to assume a serious

and enabled him to enjoy a sublime rest

amidst the deep waters of affliction which aspect, and he suffered protracted

encompassed him.

I found it good to be and severe pain; but he continued

in this house of mourning, for such it was resigned to the will of his Heavenly to us all, except the beloved invalid himFather. He writes to his brother: self. He was ripe for glory, having no

will, but the will of his Maker.” p. 169. “I would say, with much thankfulness to

We find him writing to his curate the God of all grace, that, under this new trial, I have been effectually supported hi- a week before his death : therto,-enabled to put away my unbeliev- “ This painful dispensation has brought ing fears, &c.; may I learn to trust him me to the test, and tried the soundness more, and serve him better!” p. 155. and strength of my principles. And I

p. 281.

bless God that, upon a retrospect, I have sion which the volume might furreason to acknowledge he has helped me, nish, and confine ourselves to the and not suffered them to fail. Never did I discern the freeness and fulness of God's immediate narrative before us. precious salvation, so clearly opened and Among Mr. Lloyd's papers, found revealed to me. Great, my friend, has after his decease, was a letter to his been the need of faith and patience, and of spiritual strength to cast all my care,

successor, whoever he might be, in both for myself and my family, upon him, his living; at the close of which he that blessed God, who careth for us. I says: was kept very much at this point, when “And now, dear sir, I solemnly transat Weedon. But, oh! how I miss my fer my charge to yourself, with the ferstudy at home, my quiet and retirement vent desire that you may, as a wise masthere.” p. 170.

ter-builder, erect a goodly edifice on the But he adds, a few lines further foundation already laid. May Almighty on, “God is however faithful, and God hear the prayers of a dying man for therefore I shall not utterly fail.” you, that you may prove a far greater bless

ing to this parish than he has been ; and His bodily weakness did not, towards when it shall be your turn to resign up the last, admit of much regular con- your trust, may you then enjoy the same versation; but his spirit remained in good hope, through grace, which supports

Your's truly, the same Christian frame; suffering, the heart of,

T. LLOYD." but patient; sensitive, but resigned;

There was also found among his lowly and abased in his own eyes, and with a deeply solemn feeling at his academical life, of which his

papers a diary of the early part of the prospect of death, yet calmly brother remarks, that reposing in the mercies of his God and the merits of his Saviour, and

• It comprehends a rich fund of expe

rimental religion, recording those myswith a peaceful hope of eternal

terious transactions between God and his glory. In this frame of soul his soul, and internal conflicts, to which all mortal life ebbed away, and his Christians are, more or less, subject in spirit returned to God who gave

this state of probation. Whilst he felt, it. He was interred at Camber- and fear, of joys and sorrows, he generally,

like the Psalmist, the alternations of hope well; but his parishioners have, by enjoyed a sweet, serene happiness of spontaneous subscriptions, erected a mind, and occasiona!ly, such a realizing monument in his own church to prospect of his heavenly inheritance, as his niemory.

even to keep him awake during the silent

watches of the night;'--and upon another The biographer, in summing up occasion, he observes, “I never found his brother's character, dwells much such pleasure and liberty as this morning ; upon his remarkable simplicity of

never such a desire after Christ, and to

be saved from sin ; I felt as if the weight spirit, his heavenly-mindedness, and

of body was removed in duty,-aërialbis constant practical recognition of iminaterial ; and my whole soul was ab.. the doctrine of the Divine Provi. sorbed, as it were, in prayer, and went out dence ordering all things for wise

in it. O! my God, sanctify the joy of

this morning to me. and holy and merciful purposes. He notices, also, his zealous attachment Thus we close the volume, the to the Church of England; and his writer of which, we are sure, will not anxious solicitude to prevent the be displeased, that in pursuing the incursions of Dissentamong his flock. steps of his deceased relative we have Some of the remarks on this subject almost forgotten himself. We, howare rather strongly expressed as ever, cordially thank him for the where he speaks of “our Apos- pleasure and instruction he has tolical Church" as “the [the] ac- afforded us by his narrative ; and credited depository of the Christian earnestly pray, what most he wishes, faith ;" which, if literally construed, that the perusal of it may be abunwould unchurch all other churches. dantly blessed to his readers, for But, as already prefaced, we pass their spiritual edification and the by some incidental topics of discus. glory of God.

p. 278.


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facto local regulation, from any office for Works in the press and preparing for which his talent and character qualify him. publication :— The History of Abraham, The practice is also most anonialous ; for in a Course of Lectures ; by the Rev. the man who is rejected as a curate to-day H. Blunt;-Essays on the Evidences and may present himself for institution toAdvantages of Christianity ; by Mr. R. morrow, and the bishop must induct him Ainslie ; – The Caron complete, without to the higher post, after his refusal to admit the Apocrypha and unwritten Tradition ; him to the lower. Some of the great orby Professor Alexander, of New Jersey; naments of our Church have been ordained with Introductory Remarks by J. Morison, as literates ; and we have heard some of D.D.; - The Truths of Revelation de- our most aged and experienced bishops monstrated by Monuments, Coins, &c.; affirm, that clergymen of this description

- Dictionary of Scriptural Types; by Mrs. were among the most exemplary and use. Sherwood.

ful parish priests in their dioceses. But

whatever may be the rule as to ordinaA pamphlet has been published by“ A tion; when the candidate, after strict exYorkshire Incumbent," complaining of amination, has received the episcopal some alleged hardships to which non- sanction and been ordained, there is great graduate clergymen are subject, particu- harshness in partial diocesan prohibitions larly that they have been recently refused forbidding him to exercise his ministry, admission as curates into certain dioceses; without reference either to his character no excellence of character, or high profeze or qualifications. We have heard it obsional competency, being allowed to coun. jected that literates are not always gentletervail the defect of their not being gra- men ; that they are sometimes not schoduates. We must say, that, if this be the lars; that they are apt to be low-churchfact, it is a severe and unjust infliction. It men; and that they are frequently addicted is properly left to a bishop's conscientious to Methodism, having perhaps entered the discretion to ordain whom he thinks best Church from religious motives after they qualified ; and if he make it his rule to or- came to years of discretion, instead of dain no candidates but those from the being educated for it in a decorous and universities, he may justly urge that there seemly manner : all which, and similar, are more than a sufficient number of this objections may be carefully weighed as character, and that there are many strong they happen to apply in each given case, reasons why they should be preferred ;- respect being had to the nature of the cure though even here there are striking excep. and the character of the party : but to lay tions, a university education not being of down an arbitrary rule that no literate shall necessity a guarantee for high qualifications be licensed in a given diocese, while the in literature or theology, much less for next is open to him; while the law and piety, and devotedness to the pastoral the practice allow him to be a rector where Office. But when the candidate is actually he is rejected as a curate; and while 110ordained, it is an unfair stretch of power thing forbids his rising to the highest digto exclude him, by an arbitrary ex-post. nities, is, we must say, with the “ Yorkshire

" the re

Incumbent," a proceeding not to be de- the House of Industry, 31011.: whereas the fended. There ought to be one law for the grant for Maynooth is 89291., comprising church as much as for the army. If it were such offensive items as “senior professor of the general regulation that no man should theology”' 1421. ; "two other ditto" 2441.; be an officer who was not six feet high, no " one of sacred Scripture ” 1221., &c. &c. individual could complain; though the ques- How long will either our boasted political tion might still be open, whether the pro- economy, or our Protestant sense of duty, hibition was well-advised, as is the paral- allow estimates like these to be voted year lel question whether, if our bishops agreed by year from the public purse? Why has not to take the best-qualified candidates, only the respected Member for the university with a preference, other things being equal, of Oxford divided the House on this serious to the universities-it might not improve question ? the state of the church, and oblige the Among the parliamentary returns there universities by the competition to insist is one of the nunber of oaths taken in the upon a higher standard of piety, and of customs and excise during the year 1830. literary and theological attainment, in the The total amount is no less than 300,208. candidates for a testimonial : but be this The custom-house can demand oaths of as it may, and we are far from undervalu- no fewer than ninety-four descriptions. ing the innumerable advantages of a col- These solemn appeals to God are legally lege training, it is clear that no colonel required to attest“ blubber and train oil ;" would be allowed to insist upon the six- “ tide-waiter's day-pay bill;" the “exporfeet regulation in his own particular regi- tion of foreign beef and pork;" ment, while the general practice of the turn of old printing types;” “ passengers, army was different. This point was par- that their sketches are for amusement, and ticularly insisted upon in the House of not profit;" "colliers delivering the quanLords, in the case of the celebrated eighty- tity of coals cocketed ; " " the removal of seven questions; and a similar feeling, cinders coastwise,” and more than fourwe are convinced, would be displayed in score other items. How long will our Goreference to any partial diocesan regula- vernment, our Legislature, or those who tion, relative to any particular class of mourn over the abominations of the land, clergymen. No injustice is done to a cler- permit this national curse and disgrace to gyman who is ordained under known re- continue ? strictions, as in the case of ordination for the In another parliamentary, document, on colonies ; but to be ordained without any the mineralogical survey of Scotland, by specified restriction as to eligibility to Dr. M‘Culloch, occurs an incidental illusoffice, and then to find local partial restric- tration of the awful familiarity with which tions imposed by irresponsible authority, the violation of the Lord's-day is practised, is, we think, a severe and unmerited hard- avowed, and passed over unheeded. Dr. ship. So at least it strikes us on reading M'Culloch being paid by the day for his this pamphlet, and unless there are rea- services, with two shillings a mile for bis sons on the other side, much stronger than travelling expenses, brings in a bill for any that have occurred to our minds. 7978 miles, performed in 180 consecutive

A warm and most prolific controversy days. It was officially suggested to the is in progress at Oxford, in reference to a Lords of the Treasury, by the Edinburgh most extraordinary and exceptionable ser- board, to whom their lordships had refermon, preached before the university, by red the matter, that this would give an Mr. Bulteel. Some of the replies seem to average of nearly forty-five miles per day, us to diminish as much from the grace of or, “ as he could not be occupied in his the Gospel, as Mr. Bulteel's from its survey on Sundays," of nearly fifty-two ; practical duties. But we forbear going into which was an extraordinary speed for a the controversy at present, as we may pos- man carefully surveying the country, geosibly take it up at some length in a future logizing, mineralogizing, &c. In his reply, Number.

Dr. MCulloch states, with great simpliWe have often urged the sinfulness and city, that “ he seldom had an hour's rest, folly of supporting the Roman Catholic or a single Sunday for months.Their college at Maynooth from the public purse, lordships were satisfied, and paid the sum and more especially since the removal of demanded! We think they might with Catholic disabilities, when it ought to have great propriety have mulcted for the Sun. been placed on precisely the same footing days; or, at least, have given the traveller as the Dissenting academies of Homerton an intimation that the British Government or Hoxton, or any other private seminary. did not require this flagrant breach of We grieve, therefore, to find, from the God's laws, for which there was not the Irish estimates for the year, that the par- slightest plea of necessity. We, however, liamentary grant is to be continued; and refer to the case only as an incidental continued, moreover, without diminution, illustration of the current and avowed de, while the grants to the Protestant chari- secration of the Christian Sabbath by too ties are rapidly diminishing. In the Char- many of our scientific men and scientific ter Schools the retrenchment of grant for institutions ; among which we regret to 1831 is 16001. ; Society for discounte- mention the Sunday conversations of the nancing Vice, retrenchment 40001. ; and Zoological, the Geological, and several CHRIST. OBServ. No. 351.

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