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His religion was not that of fashion , custom , or fanaticism , but the religion of Jesus , producing its natural effects on an ingenuous and well-disposed heart ; like him whom he acknowledged as his Lord and Master , his hand was ever ready to do good , and his heart glowed with affection to his friends and good-will to ali .
In conversation , his remarks were solid and judicious , and often enlivened by the smartness of his wit . To the last , he enjoyed society , entered into the subjects of the day with his accustomed cheerfulness , and long as his strength permitted , contributed to the pleasures of the social circle . On no occasion did he officiously
intrude his particular opinions , but he was never ashamed to avow and fearlessly to defend them . Whenever opportunity offered , he was the undaunted advocate of civil and religious liberty , and gloried in the great leading principle of Nonconformity . Though he was often censured because , in the way which some call
heresy , he worshiped the God of his Fathers , he never learnt the lesson of ignorance and bigotry to condemn again ; and the chanty always expressed for those who differed from him , emanated from a truly liberal and benevolent heart . He beguiled the hours of his long and painful affliction , by contemplating the paternal character of God , indulged the pleasing
and inspiring hope , that all the frail and misguided children of his varied family , would ultimately be permitted to join in thanksgiving and praise to him who liveth and reigneth for ever , and rested in the firm persuasion , that a Being of almighty power , unerring wisdom , and infinite goodness , must do all things well . On asking him at one of those farewell
interviews it was my painful lot to experience , if he had any doubts as to futurity , he answered , " None ; I am perfectly satisfied of that . " He placed his hope of immortality on the resurrection of him who hath abolished death and brought life and immortality to light by his Gospel . To say that he had no sins to
bewail or errors to lament , would not be faithful to his character ; he felt them keenly , and his pillow was sometimes watered with the tears of regret , at time misspent and talents neglected and abused . He has passed through much affliction and sorrow , to that home where his frailties and imperfections will be no more remembered , and removed to a land where
promise cannot fail , nor hope be disappointed . * ' May those who have witnessed , and he who records them , imitate his virtues ; then will they not have been recorded in vain ; but if in vain , still be the office mine . " To the young , and especially the Unitarian j 4 idt entering on the busy , per-
plexing and ensnaring scenes of commercial life , his example furni&hes the instructive lesson , that the path of duty is the path of peace ; and though an adherence to the pure and simple religion of Jesus is not the fashion of the day , —may be attended with the loss of some worldly good , —subject its professors to the coldness and indifference of friends , and gain for them the name of heretics and despisers of the cross of Christ , let them not be dismayed ; a conscientious regard to the worship it alone enjoins , " The God and Father of all , " and a practical obedience to its holy precepts , will in the end produce that peace of mind which passeih all understanding , and which the world can neither give nor take away . W . W . Stratford upon Avon , June 19 , 1821 .
Lately , in Dorsetshire y aged 65 , Mr . William Towers , brother of the late Rev . Joseph Towers , LL . D ., and more than 40 years Editor of the «* Sherborne Mercury . "
Additions to Obituary of Dr . Gregory , of Edinburgh ( p . 314 ) . He was long at the head of the Medical School and the Medical Practice of Edinburgh . He was appointed in 1776 , at the early age of 23 , to the Professorship of the Theory of Physic , and he continued to teach this class with great
distinction for fourteen years . As a textbook for his lectures , he published , in the year 1782 , his Conspectus , which soon became a work of standard reputation all over Europe , on account not only of its scientific merits , but also of its classical language . In the year 1790 , he was
appointed , in consequence of the death of Dr . Cullen , to the Chair of the Practice of Physic , the most important Medical Professorship in the University ; and for 32 years he sustained and increased the celebrity which the eminence of his predecessor had conferred upon the office His fame caused him to be enrolled in
the Institute of France . He was fond of metaphysics , but his reputation in this branch of philosophy is of a doubtful character . His funeral was public , and was one of the most solemn and impressive scenes ever witnessed .
Obituary . —Mr . fFm . Towers . —Dr . Gregory . —Baron Nields Edelcranz ^ 371
Death Abroad . April 15 , after a long illness , in Sweden , Baron Nields Edelcranz , President of the Board of Trade , He was born in Finland , a country which has furnished Sweden with many statesmen , soldiers and literati . In nftn Sweden has lost the most learned and indefatigable of her political oeconomists .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1821, page 371, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2501/page/47/