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has again been filling my soul more and more, with his heavenly love." She requested her father to unite with her in returning thanks to God for his mania fested loving-kindness. He asked her if she desired to recover: she replied, “ I have no will at all respecting it; my will is lost in the will of God!” He said, “If you might have your own will, which would you choose?” She said, "I would rather depart, that I may be with my Lord and SAVIOUR."
She spent much of the following night in prayer. Early in the morning of Saturday, March 3d, her father entered the room. She sweetly smiled on him, and begged that she might sit up, and embrace him before she departed. She affectionately placed her arm round his neck, and her head upon his breast, and died in that posture; lisping the praises of her REDEEMER, as long as she could speak. Thus died this eminently pious girl, aged only thirteen years and ten months. She possessed a fine and amiable mind, It was her delight to make herself useful in the family, and to do all the good she could to all around her Many circumstances, highly interesting, have been omitted for the sake of brevity. ,'.
JUVENILE OBITUARY. Died at Newark, October 6, 1821, aged 17, EDWARD ROBINSON. Such were his obedience and attention to his parents, and so steady and correct was his general conduct, that his father does not recollect any instance in which he had been undutiful to them, or in which he could lay open sin to his charge. A character like this promised much joy to his parents : but God'saw it meet that he should early sicken and die,' About six months before his death, symptoms of declining health having appeared, his father requested me to visit him; and I saw him many times during his sube sequent illness. On my first visits, his state of mind appeared to be somewhat peculiar, yet such as might perhaps be expected from his former manner of life; for having, in some sense, « lived in all good con.
science before God," he felt no sense of condemnation, no particular fear of death, nor any doubt of obtaining everlasting life. Such, for some time, was his state; nor did he see his need of an interest in the SAVIOUR. As I knew that “ by the deeds of the law no flesh living can be justified,” and that there is but one way whereby adults can be saved, that is, by faith in CHRIST; and ás, from his father's account, I knew of no particular outward sins that I could charge on his conscience; I endeavoured to explain to him the spirituality and extent of the law of God, and wished him to compare the thoughts and intents of his heart with its requisitions. I trust this was not done in vain ; as, after some time, he began to discover that all was not right with him, and to desire the salvation of the LORD. In a little while he saw, like the man mentioned in the gospel, “men as trees walking;” and clearer light being communicated, he became fully convinced that he was a sinner before God, and that he could not be saved but by obtaining an interest in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. He now earnestly sought the LORD ;. but did not fully obtain the desire of his heart until a short time before he died; when the Lord most graciously visited his soul, and filled him with peace and joy in believing; and also so strengthened his body and his voice, which before was scarcely audible, as to enable him to speak of the goodness of GOD with an energy which astonished and affected all around him. He now sent for two young men employed by his father, and being raised up in bed, ad. dressed one of them with extraordinary strength and fervour; exhorting him to seek the LORD, reminding him that this was the counsel of one on his dying bed, and assuring him, how happy he felt in the prospect of: dissolution; while his feeble hand, which he had a few. minutes before requested his mother to move for him, he now, with apparent ease, moved up and down, as he enforced, the advice he gave. He thien addressed the other young man, who is pious .charged him to go forward in religion, and reminded him of the prize which: Christians have in view,
crown;" said he, "that will never fade away, and into the possession of which I shall soon be put." He next spoke to his brother, who also is serious, in a similar manner; he referred to his brother THOMAS, who had died in the LORD eight months before, and exclaimed, “I wish all the world were before me, that I might tell them what Jesus has done for me: the happiness I feel in the prospect of being with my SAVIOUR, is more than human tongue can express.”
About this time, I was sent for, to witness the change that had taken place ; and a most pleasing change it was! In my last visit he had not found “the pearl of great price," now he was rejoicing in the God of his salvation. All was assurance and peace. Death'had lost its terrors. Among many other very pleasing expressions, he faintly but very distinctly said, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” During the fol. lowing night, he frequently spoke of the happy state of his mind; and several times said, “6 The LORD gave, and the LORD is going to take away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” He also repeated the first verse of that delightful hymn of Dr. WATTS :
rss or There is a land of pure delight, .
'Where saints immortal reign;
And pleasures banish pain." The next morning he said to his father, “ I am going to glory! I am going to glory! I shall soon be there!” He had now a very violent convulsive fit, which very much affected those who then attended him.. On its termination, his mother having alluded to what he had just suffered, he replied, " It is not affliction, mother, but glory." Seeing her weep, he said, “ Do not weep for me, mother, but rather re. joice that your EDWARD is going to glory." Being asked, if he were willing to stay and suffer longer; he intimated that he was resigned to the will of God, yet 6 would rather depart and be with CHRIST," adding, “0, how precious is Jesus !” Many times, he wished that he had strength and opportunity to tell all THE JUVENILE NATURALIST..
the world of the goodness of God to him ; and declared that to be the happiest day of his life. A few minutes previous to his departure, losing the power of vision, he said, “How dark it is ;” and quietly fell asleep in Jesus.
THE JUVENILE NATURALIST,
FOR MAY, 1822.
(From “ T'ime's Telescope for 1822.") “MAY is often very changeful, and cold winds and a gloomy atmosphere but too often usurp the place of a clear blue sky, and an enlivening sun.
« This month, in favourable seasons, is bright with sun-shine, and fragrant with perfumes, covering the meadows with verdure, and decking the gardens with all the mixtures of colorific radiance.
Now the flowers are appearing,
In the blithe month of May; and the smooth-shaven elastic lawns are covered with lilacs and laburnums; the bees hum about the clover and sweet peas, and the early birds shake away the moisture from the young twigs in a shower of dew.
“The latest species of the summer birds of passage arrive about the beginning of this month. Among these are the goatsucker, or fern-owl, the spotted fly-catcher, and the sedge-bird. In this and the following month, the dotterel is in season.
“Some birds that are in general strangers to England, occasionally visit its shores and groves. The most remarkable among these are the little peterel, the hoopoe, the green woodpecker, and the golden-crowned wren. ." The insect tribes continue to add to their numbers ; among these may be named several kinds of moths and butterflies. À few butterflies that have passed the inclement season in the chrysalis state, are seen on the wing, early in May. Other insects now observed, are field-crickets, the chaffer or may-bug, and the forest-fly, which so much annoys horses and cattle. The female wasp appears at the latter end of the month. About this time, bees send forth their early swarms. Nothing can afford greater amusement than to watch the members of this industrious community in their daily journeys from flower to flower.
“Among the charming minstrels of nature who pour forth such a concord of sweet sounds in this month, we must not omit to notice the sky-lark.
“The garden now affords rhubarb, green apricots, and green gooseberries. This is the season of beauty in the garden ; every thing in nature is young and fresh, what GRAY calls Nature's tenderest, freshest, green. The blowing of the lilacs and labur.' nums may be said to be the glory of the garden and the shrubbery, delighting both the sight and the smell.
“ About the commencement of the month, the flowers of the lily of the valley, and of the chesnut-tree, begin to open ; the tulip-tree has its leaves quite out, and the flowers of the Scotch fir, the honeysuckle, the beech, and the oak, are in full blooin. In Ampthill Park, Bedfordshire, the seat of the late Lord Ossory, there is still an oak which measures forty feet in girth at the base, with a cavity sufficient to hold five persons, and is supposed to be more than a thousand years old.
“The white-thorn, or hawthorn, emphatically called May, is expected to be in flower on the 1st of this month, but it is only so in very forward seasons. There are different kinds of it, the white and the pink, growing in small bunches all along the slender twigs, or rods, of the tree or bush, which form, with the bright green and jagged leaves, some of the most beautiful wreaths which the country can boast. The walnut has its flowers in full bloom; the flowers of the garden-rose also begin to open. The mulberry tree puts forth its leaves. The first mulberry garden known in England was planted at Charlton, in Kent, in the year 1600.
" The orchis will now be found in moist pastures, distinguished by its broad black spotted leaves, and spike of large purple flowers ; it frequently grows in patches of severat yards square. Its roots afford the highly nutritious substance, the salep of the shops. The orchideæ form a most singular tribe of plants, and are worthy of particular investigation.. .“ Towards the end of the month, many beautiful flowers take place of the modest primrose and delicate violet. The banks of rills and shaded hedges are ornamented with the pretty tribe of speedwells, particularly the germander speedwell; the field mouse ear, the dove's-foot crane's-bill, and the red campion; the first two of azure-blue, and the last two of rose-colour, intermising their flowers with attractive variety. The lilac, the barberry, and tbe maple, are now in flower. At the latter end of the month, rye is in the ear; the mountain-ash, laburnum, the guelder-rose, clover, columbines, the alder, the wild chervil, and the way. faring tree, or wild guelder-rose, have their flowers full blown. The various species of meadow-grass are now in flower. Heart's. ease shows its interesting little flower in corn-fields. The buttercup spreads over the meadows; the cole-seed in, corn-fields, bryony, the arum, or cuckoo-pint, in hedges, the Tartariaa honeysuckle, and the corchorus Japonica, now show their flowers.
"The glow-worm is now seen on dry banks, about woods, pastures, and hedgeways.
“ The leafing of, trees is usually completed in May.
“This is the season in which cheese is made ; the counties most cclebrated for this article are Cheshire, Wiltshire, and Glouces
“ Corn is benefited by a cold and windy May, as it is too apt to run into stalk, if the progress of vegetation be much accelerated by warın weather at this season."