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exceUe » t a maimer , that it may be justly a&CEBed that of all his pupils there is not one who does not feel deeply indetited to him , not only for the actual knowledge which he gained , but for the improvement which , his understanding received from . his method of teaching . It , was this valuable talent which rendered him
£ 0 weH qualified to , commence that plan of communicating an accurate knowledge pi the Scriptures whieh we owe to him , and which will render his name honoured , and revered . That plan occupied his thoughts many years :. when he had sufficiently matured it , he spared no time iK > r labour to carry it into effect . Aud .
Iris efforts were crowned with success ,. He has . added to the reasonableness of the plan , the proof from experience , that it is capable of accomplishing , to a very . great exjtent , * what it professes . It is an instrument , of diffusing the knowledge of Christianity in its genuine simplicity and beauty * such a $ has never before be . ea
thought of , and § aeh as , if fairly , fried * cannot -fail of success . And if through the want of , ^ ea ! or the wan t of virtue , Christiana neglect it , it will afford anor ther melancholy proof that to think fpr the : good of mankind , and to shesw them the clearest and surest means Qi securing it , is too often vain and futile .
Seldom does there exist a more disinr terested mind than * that of this excellent juan .. Be was benevolent and virtuous in thcj highest sease , for he laboured for the welfmc of others dimply from a 4 es * re to prpiifeote their happiness , &n < i wUhonit any reference to his own gratification or projfet , v ^( e w ^ -8 tfuiy f * kms . The re was always on his mind a serious and devout
senjse of the superiat ^ nduig providence of the Deity ; of his dependence upon hku . ; of big ftccounjt&blenesg to , him , and of the duties wfc&h he ow ^ Ww . Au 4 these dutio& it waa hw sincere ; an 4 haj > itual endeavour to perform . He knew the tendency of the pursuit of life to absorb th ^ oniid , and therefore he w * 9 jcareful not to .. » eglect tfie iq « w © f keeping yp a sense of x ^ ligHwa in Hie heart , tie rea 4
* See & tract emwfcted , The Plan of 1 > j « Speuce ^ s Institution in Bristol for acquiring : an 4 coionauniicatiilg An accurate and ci ^ dcal Kaawltdgpe of the iH oly ScriptHres without EKpensew . Landau a « ald by BL . Hunter , ( awcce ^ aortt > J . Johnson , ) 72 , St . Hpul ' s Cfaurchyard ; as&diby . tommy and ^ on , Briati > L 181 7 * SfH » * l& » Thfc G&i-i * - fim BefbUiper , Vol . Ml . pp . 36 B ^ 372 ; aod ^ idr « ji « t ] il m < 3 ara dctaileo acbotmt ^ aee
The Monthly Itepofiitory N fori AUguat ) 1822 , ar ^ Noncdnabniiiat ^ ?* XXV j pp ^ 4 ia- * -
same portion of the Scriptures daily : daily he meditated on the siiblinie prer cepts they inculcate and the glorious prospects they unfo } d > ajp d he was uni r form in his attendance on the ordinances
of public worship . In a ; word , he was truly , what he ever deemed it his honour to be , and to be esteemed , a Chri ^ tiaa :. He w ^ s a Christian from conviction ;; he was a Christian in feeling ; he was ^ Christian in conduct . S . S , '
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Obituary , — ± Rev » Ekenever Aldred . > 7 ^
* - " - r ' Opt . 25 , at Sheffield , where he had re * sided for the last few years of his life , the Rev , Eb ^ nezer . Aldred , at the # d * vanced age of 77 . tlis remains wene
interred \\\ the burial-grouad belonging to the Unitarian Chapel at that place , Nov . 1 st . The folk ) vying extract from the funeral sermon has been kindly f ^ r * nished by Dr . Philipps , by whom U . wag delivered ^ The text of the discourse was
taken from Actsxi . 24 : " He was a good man " . L *' Jiave been led to the choice pf this subject in consequence of the deatfy of the . Rep .. Ebenez ^ r Aldred , who for many years was the minister of the nnited conr greg&IJQBS of JProtestaiit Db ^ enterSi
assembling tor pubdic : , wo 4 : slwp at Grea |; Hacklow , Bfradw&ll , Mbddlieton-apd Ashiford , in Derbyshire , „ lie wa ? tb « sto o ^ the Rev . John Aid red , formerly pastor to the Presbyterian Ghap ^ l Ux akefteJ <| ,
and was hinaselC inteiidisd for the pulpMj-The early £ art of h \» educ ^ tio *^ w ^ CQUr ductejd w ^ h ; a ; viewuo tWs objjact , bat ; he entered on coioifiercial life . Itt titis walk lie proved unaucce » sfuj , agad h € determined to retire from ttor world « i » d devote hitur
^ elfc that profession for whicfc he . was originally designed , a ^ d was se ttled as d minister of the gospol m the pJac ^ s beforp loeJotioued . His public services wers ft » many years , highly acceptable and uSeftd ;
but growing inArHiitiea and 3 tocre £ » wg agp compelled him to resign h | s office , an 4 he rcmov « 4 to SheffreUi , where , afterJa confinement to his bed far gome , yieara , the scene of his pilgrimage and ; bia life was closed , .
< s The character of Mx * AMred for te « h nevolence , and that rao ^ t ied&o ^ ajpd active , will long be rememUered b * tlie poor of Hucklow and . its £ eighbquritf > ttd wBfere 4 ie gave the vaccine inoculation tQ many hundreds Qf fepplfcs with the greatest success , and was in the hatot o ^ W *^ - ibrinfng mafijr oilier ^ cts of KinSlnesB , rattier beyontifik&p bejour h \ p sdapiir ^ fei ^ tote and income . He adnrfni 8 |; ered c ^ tfe ^ atlcfti and iissisytance tri ftH ^^ W ^ iwWMeM ^ 'tlfty were needfed and fte&te& ^ and tjii 8 \ vithout regard to * ny TCllgious opittioHs «*• party what » oc ; ve « w Mewm in his religi-
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1822, page 769, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2519/page/49/