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Supper , after having delivered a discourse from this impressive passage , Acts ii . 42 : " And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship , and in breaking of bread , and in prayers . " About two months ago he visited his native place , where , apprehensive that it would be the last time of his seeing them ,
he preached a farewell sermon to the church of which he had been a member , and by which he was called to the ministry , and took leave of an aged mother , his alone surviving parent , towards whom he had uniformly conducted himself with an exemplary filial affection . He
afterwards attended the General Baptist Association at BessePs Green , and was present on Whit-Taesday at the General Baptist Assembly , Worship Street , where he took a part in the business of the day with his usual zeal and attention . Indeed , though emaciated arid debilitated , he increased rather ' than related in his
activity . The very last evening of rational Hfe he had enjoyed , with his brethren , m distributing the sums of the General Baptist Fund amongst poor ministers in the country , and intended to have soon met them again on a similar occasion . But Providence had otherwise
determined ; his work was done . A second seizure on the ensuing morning rendered him speechless , and early on the Sabbath he entered his eternal rest ! The sudden removal of the deceased evinces the vanity of life—the evanescent condition of human being ! A very short time previous to his dissolution ( immediately after
the Assembly ) he dined and passed the day with the writer of this obituary . Having the preceding year taken a long journey into the West of England , approaching the Land's End , for the restoration of his health , he now meditatecl a
journey into North Wales , hoping that benefit would accrue from the excursion . He was intent upon arrangements for a supply during his absence . Indeed , his conversation on a variety of topics was lively and animated . Much was said
FOREIGN . AUSTRIA . Censorship . —The Conversation-Blalt , a monthly publication at keipsic , gives an qccotmt of the operations of the Austrian behsdrship during ttoe motath of October last . This censorship has cEffe ^ feat degttfees of
respecting the cause of the General Hap * tists , wfrose prosperity he had warmly at heart . Nor was . he siJeut on the great interests of civil and religious freedom , in allusion to the invasion of Spain by the continental despots , who are intent on debasing the condition as well as perpetuating the ignorance and wretchedness
of mankind . He was interred \> ri Mon ^ day the 16 th inst ., by the Rev . David Eaton , in the cemetery adjoining the chapel , his remains having been borne thither , followed by a train of mourners who respect his memoi ^ . He forbade any funeral sermon . But his old Tuto % on the ensuing Sabbath , paid a token
of regard to his much-esteemed pupil at Worship Street , from Rev . ii . 10 : " Be thou faithful unto death , and I will give thee a crown of life . " To distinguished talents and attainm ' ehts he made rio pretensions . He possessed a good tinderstanding , blended with an affectionate disposition and a benevolent heart . His
temper was tliat of plain and undissem-Wed honesty . Indeed , the leading trait in his character was integrity . From what , he believed to be right ; , either in principle or in practice , he would no £ swerve . And whHe zealous and liberal in his religious opinions , he was an arden $ well-wisher to the civil and religious liberties of mankind ! His afflicted widow and
three daughters , who knew his worthy and will cherish his virtues , indulge the fbnfi hope of being- reunited to him in a better world . The great John' Howe ctfnclii&es his Blessedness of the Righteous in these words , which will form no inappropriate close of this brief obituary . — " The end
approaches . As you turn over the Jeaws so are your days turned over 1 Ad < J a £ you are now arrived at the end of this book , God will shortly write finis to the book of your life on earth , and shew you your names written in heaven , in the book ofihat life which shall never end . "' J . EVANS . Islington , June 23 , 1823 .
judgme&t , of -approval , ' and of m * ndeinnatiom , very < mueh like tn * We of the late Inquisition Tit Madrid . Thefce are there the transit ; tim admttliht < r the corrtibtis corr 4 gendi& , dbd tlife omisfiis delendte . The admxttitw 'con veys the highest approbation of tfcfe ceiisors > l&fc train seat efrptesste fc eligtK dis&p !> r&batfo » . The Works t *
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 359, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/47/