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ckcttmstftuje whjcti he often spoke of with the warnftjestgratitude and pleasure . As long as ever the state of his health would permit , he was a constant and exemplary attendant on , tjhe public exercises of religion . He felt a very Warm interest in the welfare of the religious
society to which be belonged , and took particular pleasure in superintending and directing any work that was to be dune about the chapel , a task that was always assigned him by his fellow-worshipers . Although his Catholicism was unbounded , and he ldved , as he was loved by most ,
good men of all parties and denominations , he was a firm Dissenter and a steady , consistent Unitarian , using that term in its broad ^ legitimate sense , i . e . as comprehending all who pray to God the Father only , through Jesus Christ our Lord . Mr . Wood married Miss Jackson , of
Leeds , one of the best of women , and to whom he was always a most kind and affectionate husband . He was particularly distinguished by the tender attention lie paid her during a heavy affliction , under which she laboured for many years , in the latter tiart of her life . She died
about seven years ago . By her he had two sous , who survive him , and by whom their father's memory will be ever held dear . By the wise and judicious treatment of them he adopted , by making himself their companion and friend , he rendered his intercourse with them
delightful , their home desirable and happy , and fornicfd them to usefulness and repectabilhy . As Mr . Wood ' s life had been honourable , useful and pious , his death , as might be expected , was attended by that peace which marks the end of the perfect and upright man . One
circumhad not paid this feeble tribute of grateful respect to the memory of thte good man . He hopes , also , to be excused if lie uses the present as an opportunity to express his best wishes for the prosperity and happiness of the religious society assembling at the Upper Chapel . Sheffield , ' and - for
the abundant success of the labours of their present excellent minister . From the fathers of the present members of that body , perhaps from some few present remaining members themselves , he received the most kind and friendly attentions , during his residence in their
neighbourhood in ear ) y life ; arid ^ Vvhile memory lasts , ( he recollection of me many delightful h <> njrs die has passed among them , both in til * house of God and the enjoyment of private social intercourse , will *> e ever dear- while his hear * ca r * breathe a wish , its md&t fervent wishes will be *> reathe 4 for * h « welfare of tliafc society .
stance deserves particular notice ; after he found himself , from the iriftrtnfties of age , incapable of attending much to business , he spent a very considerable portion of his time in the |> erusai of the Scriptures , and , in a peculiarly neat and legible hand , transcribing , in
well-arranged and orderly sections , those passages which most struck him . This practice , as he observed to the writer of this account , he found of great service to him under the weakuess with which the approach of mortality was attended . "I
cannot now reason much , " said he , " but different passages of Scripture are often occurring to wy mind , and afford me suitable and unspeakable consolation . " He could look up to his heavenly Father , and say ,
" When nature sinks and spirits droop > Tby promises of grace Are pillars to support my hope , And there I write thy praise . " Thus lived and thus died this excellent man ! By his decease many persous have been deprived of aq esteemed
acquaintance ; some of a valuable beloved relative ; the Christian society to which he belonged of a consistent , greatly-respected , and its oldest member ; and what is of greater moment still , the world has lost an honest man . But the day is coming when they shall see him again ! May all who
knew and respected him imitate his virtues ; that their latter end may be like his . And when they shall hate accomplished their appointed course of duty and trial , may they , like t » im , have only to wait for their reward , from the Captain of their salvation . W . A . Bury , Nouember 22 , 1823 .
~ - November 13 , in his 66 th year , Mr . Charles Taylor , late of Hat Con Garden , London . He was for many years the Editor and Principal Contributor of the Literary Panorama . He distinguished himself in the Baptist Controversy , by publishing " Facts and Evidences on the Subject of Baptism . " The public are iddebted to him for a new and improved 'edition of Dr . Wellss useful bo ^ k on
Scripture Geography . But his most valuable work is Calinet ' s Dictionary , which he published with Facts and Illustrations , &c . It is thought that the labour of getting a fourth and much-iuiproved edition of that woi'lc through the press hastened his dissolution .
Obituary . —Mr . Charles T < iylot .- < - Thomas Lord Erskine . 733
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ - r * 17 , at Almondale * in Scotlandf in his 75 th year , the Right Hoii . Thomas Lord Erskine . ( Of this distinguished advocate aiid friend bf Liberty , * we shall
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1823, page 733, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1791/page/53/