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and whose philanthropy warmed our hearts . But we hays ; t ^ e consolation to think , that if a life well spent in acts of universal benevolence to mankind , a grateful acknowledgment of ^ Divine favoura patient submtssitfa imdfel- Severe
, chastisement , aad aft tttoljkf trust in Almighty mercy , car * htsui-e tile happiness of a future state , our jjrttsent lois fe Mtf gifltt . I was the faithful witness of the closing scene , which he sustained with that calm fortitude which characterized
him through life . No repining , no peevish expression ever escaped him , during a confinement of two yeara in which , I believe , if every moment oi ease could be added together , the sum would not amount to two whole months . When
the pain was not too violent to be amused , he employed himself with his boots , his pen , or in conversation with his friend ; tod upon every occasion displayed the clearness of his intellects and the cheerfulness of his temper . Even when the intervals from pain were so short that his words were frequently interrupted , I have known him hold a discourse in a
sublime strain of piety . I say this to you because I know it will give you pleasure ; for what but piety , which includes charity , can we carry into a future st&te of happiness ? * Whether there be tongues , they shall fail , whether there be knowu ledge , it shall vanish away ; ' but love to God and to his creatures , which is cer-
tainly what the apostle meant by charity , * , never , faileth / - t , " I never sluttl forget oije day that I passed with our friend last summer . I found him in bed In great ^ gpny , but When that igotry abated a tfttie * I asked if 1 should read to him ; he said , Yes ; and the first hook I met with was
Johnson ' s Lives of the Poets . I fe&d the life of Watts , . who was a favourite author with Dr . F- ; and , instead of lulling him to sleep , it roused him to a display of the powers of his memory and his reason r he repeated several of Watts ' s Lyric Poems , and descanted upon their sublimity in a strain worthy of them and of
their pious author . It is natural for us to Wish that an attention to some ceremonies had accompanied that religion of the he&rt which I am convinced Dr . F . always possessed ; but let us who feel the benefit of them continue to practise them , without thinking lightly of that piety which could support pain without a murmur , and meet death without
terror " . I will not apologize for filling my paper with this subject , I could not find one more interesting . The public transactions of his life , and the honours paid to his memory , you will hear by other means . " MARY HEWSONV
" Old Things" in Spain . FTHHINGS go on most calamitously in Spain , Mr . Editor ! My heart JL sickens when I think of the horrid devastations which have been committed by those * ' radical Pascals' *—those " sour , unsparing jacobins " the 0
Spanish Cortes . What " beautiftil specimensof the fervent piety of their ancestors scattered to the wind ! What bellas reliquias ! What exquisite fragments of devotion ! I have been gathering a few together out of the wreck . For Christian charity ' s sake help me to preserve them . Some of the episcopal gems , especially , are of the purest water—rather rubies than diamonds truly but perfect in their way . However , I shall not waste my treasures on you till I ascertain that you duly appreciate them . Ad rem . QU . REV . Scraps efa Pastoral Letter published in 1816 , entitled ,
Remedio fumigatorio , ifcneo , fulminante estremo ( estr&ilo' de ordenada caridad ) que el Obispo de Santander Hfovido por reales 6 rdetie » eopiadas en el escrito procuraba ^ los que pueden hailarse en su obispado , ( en confiahata de la electrica Cristianafratemkljiddifundida
nor todos lot * otros obispadoe del remo , ) a los que hay en Espana ehfermos , pfestiferos , moribundos , victim ^ B dc la infernal iilotofia , volteri * napolei > mrta .
A fumigating remedy , an igneous , detonathig extreme ( the extreme of wellordered charity ) which the Bishop of Santander , in consequence of the royal orders herein referred to , directs to all the inhabitants of his diocese , ( confiding
in the electrical Christian fraternity spread over all the other bishoprics of the kingdom *) to those in Spain who may be diseased , Infected with the plague , moribund , victims of the mfer&al , volteri-Aapoleonic philosophy .
4 " Old Thing's ^ : in Spain .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1821, page 4, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2496/page/4/