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^ er and anxious j » otfaer , a kind and sincer e friend , ieto ^ could equal her ; and , tv 2 * $ n iu tolerable heakh , she was never happier than in bekig- etpployed in useful and benevolent worjss . At the head of an affectionate and united family , her life might , perhaps , have afforded her as as is
ia $ ck eu ^ iy uien t usually met with ia tiiis transient aad chequered state , had it riot pleaded the Divhie Providence to visit her with personal affliction . During the la $ t llfoefen years * of Her life , her health ! h $ d bt * e $ extremely delicate , but more particularly so for the six years previous t <* her ^ iecease ; within which pcnod her complaints were frequently
attended with tl * e n ^ ost excruciating pains . Yet in the midat q % her sufferings , her daily and hoiwijr prayer was , not so much to be released fi ^ p " i (|| em , as to be endued with strength patiently to bear that which her Heavenly Father allotted her . She was thus passing away the evening of life in- the practice of piety , when it pleased God to deprive her of her beloved partner .
The friend and companion of fifty years could not be resigned without a struggle too severe for her enfeebled frame , and although she still bowed in submission to the will of Heaven , yet her spirits and cheerfulness forsook her , aud she waited for her summons to depart hence and be at peace , " more than they that watch for $ he monrfng *"
Aqd here it is impossible not to , notice the display of God ' s goodness , even . In the afflictive dispensation which deprived her family of a beloved parent , and which must tend powerfully to soothe their minds under the loss which they have sustained .
The near approach of the destroyer was attended with no terrors , no painful suspense , no , excruciating pains , for she retired to rest in the evening at her usual hour , amidst the blessings of her children , to awake , in the morning , iu the world of spirits , and to join the
innumerable company of those , who , having come " out of great affliction , ' % " will Jwuiger 110 more , nor will they thirst auy- more ; nor will the sun strike on them , or any heat * For the Lamb t , hat is toward the inid $ t , of the throne w $ L be their . shepherd , and w | U lead them to fountains of waters of life : and God will wipe away all tears fronfL ibfir eyes . " C . R .
— 8 , at Firle , near Lewes , Sussex , Mr . John Marten , in the 70 th year of his age . For many years he regularly assembied with the Unitarians in the Chapel at Southover , Lewes , and was highly esteeined and respected by Christians of various
denominations . His mild and unassuming demeanour , his humility of mind and natural sweetness of temper , could not but engage the esteem and affection of all who knew him . He passed through many weeks of languor , weakness and decay , without a single murmur of
impatience , and at length closed his eyes in death with hope . and resiguatiou . Hi « remains were committed to the receptacles of mortality ' at Ditchling , on the following Sabbath * when the Rev . James Taplin , of Lewes , preached on the occasion from Heb . xiii . 14 .
— 2 $ , at Homerton , Mr . John Cjl ^ nnkljl , aged 50 .. He was a native ofNevvcastle-upon-Tyne , where he was for c considerable period engaged in one of tht manufactures of that town ; but the at dour of his mind him to the
impelled preference of literary pursuits , and in these and in the congenial labours of tuition , his latter years were solely employed . His thirst of knowledge was very great , nor less his desire of its diffusion for
general good . ( See a Letter of his on Subscription Libraries , Vol . III . p . 132 . ) He published many years ago an " Essay on the Disclosure of , the Processes of
Manufactures , " first read to the Literary and Philosophical Society of his natitne town , of which , as of seveial other similar institutions in Scotland , he was a nj # iwber . For some tiijfe be conducted a periodical work , devoted to ftis fc ^ vou-t
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Dec * 3 , &t JBarrington , in $ ower& < etfhipe , at th ^ advanced age- of 91 * Mrs- Han # 4 j » W « j « bi , ueji ^ e ^ ihp ^ tot e Francis , W # , Es ^> : \ : gkm jMtatt . * teiK > P > XI . ?< V * #$
280 * and 331 , aud XV . 112 . ) This lady had a great dislike to eulogies of the dead in the , public prints , and enjoined her surviving friends to avoid all comment in announcing her own departure . Testentur pauperes *
Dec 6 , at Stoke Newington , in his 75 th year , John Aikin , M . D ., well known to the world by his numerous elegant and useful contributions to English literature , and the head of a family which perhaps has done more than any other family hi England for the promotion of knowledge and the gratification of the literary taste . A memoir of this valuable writer is
contemplated by his relatives , and when it appears we shall extract from it some biographical particulars .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Dec. 2, 1822, page 771, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2519/page/51/