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dists underwent considerable persecution in that place ; and once had their little chapel demolished by an ignorant , infatuated mob , headed by some of the Corporation , who ought to have known and respected the sacred rights and liberties of Englishmen ! But , poor deluded souls , they considered themselves staunch members and
champions of the Established Church , and thought , by such a procedure , they were rendering her an important service !!! At present , the major part of the inhabitants are either Methodists or favourably disposed towards them : so great is the change wrought
there , as well as in other parts of the kingdom , in favour of the liberties of conscience . Though the writer is obliged , after much reading and reflection on the subject , to dissent from some doctrines which are held by the Methodists as essential to salvation ,
( and which he himself once believed to be so , ) yet he cannot withhold his tribute of praise justly due to their labours and indefatigable exertions in Cornwall , in civilizing and christianizing the rude parts of the county , and ' in exciting a taste for reading and obtaining usesul knowledge ; which
has , of late years , produced a considerable spirit of religious inquiry among the inhabitants in general , and will , no doubt , eventually lead to their embracing and openly professing purer and more dignified sentiments of the gospel . *
In the excellent subject of this article , society has lost one of its most amiable and most worthy members ; and her family their steady counsellor and most affection friend . As a wife , she was truly industrious , economical ,
neat , discreet and prudent ; as a parent , she bore a tender regard to her offspring , and was ever solicitous to inculcate in them habits of usefulness , decency , sobriety and virtuous dispositions ; and as a member of society , she was mild and affable in her
demeanour , and universally esteemed by all who knew her . —Peace be to her memory . Perhaps the following tribute of real affection , which was composed shortly after the writer was made acquainted with the death of his beloved parent , may not be an unsuitable appendage to what precedes : j \ nd must 1 think it ! is she gone . My secret heart's exulting : boast ?
And __ does she heedless hear my groaa I An _ d is she ever , ever lost ? Eternity will not efface Those records dear of transports past 5 Thy image at our last embrace \ Ah ! little thought we ' twas our last ! Burns .
Dearest of earthly comforts ! art thou fled ? Alas ! thou ' rt number ed with the peaceful dead . Thy radiant smile I shall no more behold , Nor hear thy tongue its kind advice unfold : With accents sweet thy lips no more shall move , To sooth my woes in strains of tender lore - Affectionate and kind thou wert to me
From earliest youth 5 and from moroseness free . Though troubles dire I many years have borne , Thy sympathizing * heart was ever warm In my behalf , t' impart thy gen ' rous care , And raise my boding * mind from dark
despair . But now , in silent gloom , I must deplore My friend torn from me , ne ' er to see her more ! O gracious Heav e n ! thy consolation send , And to my anguish put a speedy end : Bid my sad spirit from the dust arise ,
And fix my hope above the azure skies . When frail our natures , and when prone to grief , The glorious Gospel gives the best relief ; It bids us look . beyond-the mournful tomb ^ And dry our tears , —for there ' s a World to come !
This world , with all its cares , will pass away , And that succeed with bright and spotless day . In that pure region , may those weeping eyes Again behold ( and there for ever prize ) My worthy parent who is gone before , And safely landed on yon blissful shore ; Where pain and sorrow shall no more destroy The holy calm which saints shall there
enjoy * O sov e reign balm for my deep wounded heart , To join her there , and never , never part ! To tread those fields of never-fading green , And view with rapture the surrounding *
scene : With all our friends Jehovah ' s name adore , And praise his boundless love for evermore . s . a . Plymouth-Dock , Jan . 7 , 1816 .
44 Obituary . —Mrs . Mary Gibbs . —Rev . Christopher Lake Moody ..
At Turnhatn Green , aged 6 $ , the Rev . Christopher Lake Moody , LL . D . greatly respected by all who knew hini , for his estimable virtues , hid social qualities , his native talents and his literary aequiretnerits .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1816, page 44, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2448/page/44/