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to enable the Society to persevere in this pious and most useful design, se. veral clergymen, on the Fast Day, mada Clections at their Churcbes; and we bave the pleasure to staid the following sure received for this bepeyolent purposes
£ $. d.
22 16 6
75 4 0 Scots Church, Rev. Dr. Nicol
30 I 7 St. Peter's, Ipswich, Rev. L. Griffin
10 0 0
34 10 0
- 2 12 8 The result of other Collections are not yet received. It will be highly gratifying to every serious mind to hear, that, in a late shipwreck on the enemy's coast, the sailors, who scarcely escaped with their clothes, carried their Bibles with them to prison.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.
of s. d. M. E.
- 1 1 0 Rev. R. Warren, Rector of Mecloneigh in the County of Cork, by M. Blood, Esq. Dublia, Sterling Neuey
55 7 9 A Friend, by Mrs. M.
1 0 A Triend, by the Rev, C. Buok Rev. J. Barker and Friends, Butt Lane Meeting, Deptford A Friend at Bromley, by Mrs. Emerson Rev. Tüm, Wildbore and Congregation, Penryn
- 10 00 B. W. by Mr, Flint
10 @ M. A: N.
-.110 Mr. Steel, Manchester
3 0 0 Mr. Mulford, Basiogstoke
: ca 10 0 0
an Elegy ON THE DEATH OF THE REV. JOSEPII BARBER,
Minister of the Independent Church, London Wall
Oft has the Muse essay'd the plaintive strain,
Recorded oft the gloomy work of Death.
The young and old, the humble and tbe great ;
Who rush promiscuous down the gulph of Fate.
As falls the grass before the mower's sweep;
The shock is felt, and Nature's wound is deep !
Amid the storms of Time and weight of years;
Who o'er his grave shall slied Affection's tears !
From Youth's fresh dawn, to Life's declining day !
In order stedfast, yet in ruling mild,
He broke no peace, no brother's claim denied.
lo pa:hs eccentric, seeking empty tame; Yet in his moiseless track resolv'd to move,
Content with doing good and upright aim. A true disciple of the good old school,
He stood aloof iron Rome's obedience blind; He knew no lead but (:ris! the church to rule;
He owo'd no laws but his the soul to bind !
Disgrac'd his pulpit, or the truth defil'd;
He preach'd redeeming love and beav'nly grace;
Aud bade the vagrant heart the truth embract. Ah! silent now his monitory tongue,
His lengthen'd labours find an honour'd close; His weary'd frame now rests the dead among,
His sou!, unfetter'd, flies to blest repose ! Ah! mourn not Zion, as of hope devoidi,
When some dear spirit quits its morial chains; Tho' carih and all its tenants were destroy'd,
Your Saviour lives, your God forever reigas! When Paul derarts, or when Apollos dies,
The widow's church shall not forsaken roam; Strong for the work young Timothys shall rise,
And briog another race of converis bome!
Oh! Zion, rejoice in your King,
The Prince who is mighty to save'!
And, rising, set open the grave!
And shadows of terror appear:
Yet saints have no evil to fear
Are sown like the secds in the ground;
In spring with fresh bloom to be found
And dews may descend on the clod;
As verdure new bursts from the sod!
When Jesus his dead shall awake,
Their place in his kingdon to take.
And sorrow and sin be no more ;
Jo rapture to love and adore! . ALIQUIS,
Printed by G. AULD, Greville Street, bondog.
:. A SHORT ACCOUNT .
. OF . THE LATE REV. J. BROWNRIGG, ;;
CURATE OF ALDERSHOT, NEAR FARNHAM. We are indebted for the following brief, but interesting Memorial of a.
worthy Young Clergyman, to a small anonymous Pamphlet, drawn up by his intimate friend, and printed at Reading *.
THE Rev. J. Brownrigg, after having taken his degree at Queen's College, Cambridge, was ordained on Trinity-Sunday, 1806, by the late Bishop of London, to the curacy of Minster, in the Isle of Sheppey. His ministry, though short, was laborious, and blessed to the souls of many individuals. Freguent removals, for the change of air, and relapses of his disorder, marked the chequered scene of his ministerial course. Atlength, on the 21st of October, 1808, he arrived at Aldershot, ucay Farnham, to take charge of the curacy; from which time, ull the period of his dissolution, his health appeared visibly to decline, his sufferings being little less all the winter than during eight weeks of actual confinement to his bed, when he endured excruciating pain.
Deeply impressed with the responsibility of his situation, and earnestly longing for the salvation of his people, he ventured to preach to a far later period than a proper regard for his health would have dictated. The last Sabbath on kuich he officiated, presented a most affecting scene. in opposition to all Mrs. ·Browurigg's entreaties, he literally crawled to church; where a large congregation was assembled, which had been greatly encreased since his residence among them. Tecla ing himself unable to ascend the pulpit, he remained in the reading - desk. The tèxi he selected as from Isa, li.::: ' Thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nougho;