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afflictions : nor , amidst his own , did he remit his endeavours to serve them in their most valuable concerns . Though "faint , " he still " pursued : " though the shadows of his evening lengthened , he still laboured till he was
overtaken by the night of death : though the infirmities of a feeble frame tended to depress his spirits , his confidence in God never forsook him ; and his end was peace and hope .
A few years after his settlement at St * Aiban ' s , the happiness of Mr . Hirons was essentially promoted by his union in marriage with Ann , second daughter of Dr . Clark . In her indeed he found a
most affectionate companion , and a most prudent adviser . He bore the loss of her in the autumn of 1804 , with exemplary submission to his God and Father ; but the event left a strong impression on his heart ; and it became evident
that one of his dearest earthly ties was rent asunder . On Dec . 29 , 1812 , his remains were interred , amidst many marks of esteem and sorrow , in the same grave with
hers , in St . Peter ' s Church-yard : and the grateful respect entertained for his memory , was further shewn in the large concourse of people who attended to hear his funeral sermon , which was preach .
£ 4 Obituary . —Jeremiah Wrigley .
ed , Jan . 10 , 1813 , by Mr , Kentish , on the honours and consolations of oge , from Philemon , verse 9 : " Being such a one at Paul the aged /'
Jeremiah IVrigley . April 27 , 1812 , died in the 73 d year of his age , at Barnby .
don , in Yorkshire , Jeremiah Wrigley , late of Thorne . Hm was many years a Methodist , during which time he became an Univcrsalist . He was one of the
first who embraced the Unitarian doctrine when introduced at Thorne . On becoming an Unitarian , he left the Methodists and associated with a few other persons _ - — mm
— . . who entertained rational views or Christianity , whom he greatly assisted in carrying on meetings for mutual instruction and the worship of the one God . Though placed in humble circumstances ,
his ardent love of truth , amiable spirit and consistent conduct did honour to the Christian pro * fession . He bore his last
sickness , which was severe , with much patience and calmness ; be felt the animating hope of the gospel : his only fear was lest he should discover any feeling inconsistent with resignation to th « will of God . R . W .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1813, page 54, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2424/page/54/