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At her lodgings in Clarges-street, Pic- gion and superstition are delineated; and cadilly, in her 89th year, Mrs. ELIZABETH No. 100, which is a letter on inndisb pleaCARTER, daughter of Nicholas Carter, sures, bearing the signature of Chariessa. D. D. rcctor of Woodchurch; a lady who March 20, at Guildford, in Surrey, Ann bas for a loog time enjoyed a very distin. Russell, the eldest daughter of the late guished pre-eininence in the literary world, Mr. John Russell. She was confined to She publisbed all the works of Epic- her bed three months, when she displayed tetus which are now extant, translated
a patient and humble submission to the from the orivival Greck, with an intro- providence which afflicted her and at duction and notes by the translator ; and length sunmoned her to an eternal rest. Poeins on several occasions. Mrs. Carter March 11, in Devonshire-street, Lon. was also the contributor of two papers to don, Mrs. Boo Tr, wife of Mr. Booth, and " The Rainbler," which, we are told, had, daughter of Mr Healey, of Nottingham ; murh of Dr. Johnson's esteem, viz. No. 44, after having borne a lingering illness with which consists of an allegory where reli- exeinplary and Claristiani fortitude,
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To the Editor of the Christian Observer. relief, but left it to the blessed will
HE inclosed account of the last of God; knowing full well, that by Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury, K. G.
so much the sooner should be go to &c. &c. is contained in a letter ad- heaven: which, if he should not atdressed to James Mountague, Bishoptain, he were of all men the most of Bath and Wells, by Dr. Bowles, miserable. Further he was resolved the Earl's chaplain, and afterwards (if God so pleased, it was all one to Bishop of Rochester. A copy of him) to be buried in Bath church: the original manuscript was pre- knowing that from any place there
was a means of resurrection and a sented to the antiquary Peck, from whose Desiderata Curiosu the pre- way to heaven.”
On Friday, the 15th of May, he sent communication is transcribed. Lord S. was the son of the Lord came out of his weakness, and had
in the afternoon the clear use of his Trzasurer Burleigh.
I am, sir, &c. understanding. Among other things
divinely remembered of him, he de
sired me to pray for him, “ for that Reverend and my singular good he stood in great need of it." I Lord, you shall read in this diary a
thereupon brake with my Lord. and ruile' and ariless discourse; this told him such things, and in such being my only preface, that, to my
manner, as God enabled me, which utmost knowledge and brance, here is nothing but simple especially he marked one thing
he apprehended in general:yet most truth and verity.
which I alleged out of Austin, Nonne We went from Kensingtou the melius est ut fragellet te, et purcat titi: 28th of April, (1612) and lodged at my Lord Chandos his house in Ditton. quam ut parcut tibi et dunnut te? “I
have found," said he, “God's great Where, when I came to my Lord,
mercy to me in this long and tehe bade me welcome; and told me,
dious sickness, who could have laid I should go with him a long and troublesome journey*.
more upon me: but he hath disciI replied,
plined me with a fatherly correcthat it was my duty so to do. And tion. I tell you Doctor Atkins, (his my Lord hereupon fell into a noble
physician) you know I told you of discourse, first of nature, then of resolution. “Of nature, that he thank the passages of the sickness of his
my sickness.” And so reported all ed God that he had left his son that
And,” saith he, Von morning (whom he so loved that he know how I conferred with Mr: would willingly die for him) with Dean of Westminstert and yourself, out the yearning of his bowels, or
concerning the state of my soul: any distempered passion or attec- how I truly confessed my sins, protion:--of resolution, that he had fessed my faith, forgave all mine made his audit even with God; that he did neither fear death, nor affect
of George Monteine, afterwards Bishop * To Bath.
of Lincoli, CHRIST, ODSEKVER, No. 52.
enemies, made my peace with God, die, and to be with Christ.” Wherereceived the message of mercy from fore I alleged two examples to him, you, and had the seal of the holy sa- the one of St. Martin, that spake crament. Know ye now, that Ỉ am these words upon his death-bed : of the same faith: I am of the same “ Domine, si populo tuo sum necessureligion. I doubt not but God will rius, non recuso laborem.” And the have mercy upon me for his son second of St. Paul, who said “That Jesus Christ his sake; although for him to die, in respect of himself, great and many have been my sins. were far better. But to abide in the For which sins of mine God hath flesh was more needful for the Philaid this sickness upon me.” Here I lippians.” O but,” said my Lord, remembered my Lord, “ that God “I am unlike St. Paul. What am I had shewed bim great mercy. First, to St. Paul?”—Sir Michael Hickes in that God could have taken him took the speech and said, “ that alaway in the act of any sin, as he did though justus est sui accusator in prinKing Herod.” My Lord gave an cipio, yet his Lordship was not in instance of another, and apprehend- that degree a sinner, but that he ed, with great comfort, that God had might sooner find mercy at God's spared him, and reserved hiin to hands than many others, if we conrepentance. Again, I told him, sider their sins.” My Lord here
though his sickness was tedious 'upon did reply, “ that he did conand troublesome, yet it did not tor- fess himself a great sinner. That ment him with anguish and pain, his only trust was in the saving neither took away
power of his mercies of Christ. And that his rememory and understanding." “ Of solution was not to commit sin, if all other things," quoth he, “I find God spared him life. But that he God's great goodness in this, that by was prepared to die, and knew that a lingering disease, he hath weaned his sins, though red as scarlet, were me from liunan thoughts and cares; made as white as snow in the blood and hath taught me to know, there of Jesus Christ.” is no happiness on earth; which At midnight he could not sleep, maketh me most willing to die, to but lay still, praying to God, " for come to that blessed place where is his mercy, and pardon of his sins." no change nor misery. But yet one The sum of this prayer was reducithing troubleth ine, that I could not ble into four heads. First, he achave come to this resolution, if God knowledged God's mercy in not had not thus afflicted me.” I told laying greater punishment upon my Lord, “there were two parables him, (for greater he had deserved.) in the scriptures of God's mercy. Secondly, in acknowledging his sin, One of the prodigal; another of the which procured this judgment. lost sheep.' The prodigal was af. Thirdly, in desiring God to give him flicted, and came to himself. The patience in this great tribulation. sheep was lost, and wandered, and Fourthly, that it would please God afflicted, yet came not back. But to deliver him out of this misery by the shepherd went and sought it, life or death : and yet submitting and brought it home, and laid it him to the absolute will of God. upon his shoulders.”
“ Oh!” said On Saturday, (May 16,) he called my Lord, “ that sheep am I! that for his physicians and all of us about sheep am I!” often ingeminating him, and desired me to pray. After this speech, " that sheep am I!” prayer, he recommended himself to And being ravished with the appre- his honourable friends, whom he hension of such mercy in God to did not expect any more to see. bim a lost sheep, I was something He commended his servants, some afraid, that he would have denied to to his Majesty; and some to his son. have taken physic; because he pro. And this being done he leaned on fessed, " he desired nothing but to his crutches, and lifted up his eyes to heaven. His gesture was in the you thanks for your good and exlikeness of a rapt passion, his mouth cellent pains in the morning. The smiling, his hands stretching out; practice and power of religion being and he uttered this saying, “ Lord the only happiness of man, without Jesus, now, sweet Jesus! let me which we are most miserable, you come unto thee! my audit is made, see here how God hath humbled let me come now, O Jesus, in the me, and laid his rod upon me. But strength of my understanding! in I trust in his mercy, because that I the act of my memory! for, if other- know I am one of ose for whom wise, what will the people say? But, the blood of Christ was shed upon O Lord, I care not; thy will be done. the cross. I know likewise, that I am safe: I am safe" and here God's power is made perfect in the tears ran down from his eyes weakness : and that' his infinite and stopped his speech; which was power is able to restore me, from seconded by the tears of the stand- corruption to health. But I do not ers by, that for a great while there expect it, but desire rather to be unwas nothing but a mournful silence. burdened of all mundane cares, and
Monday, (May 17.) Sir John Ha- to enjoy rest in the bosom of Abrarington came to see my Lord; to ham. And if I die here, I shall whom my Lord said, “Sir John, willingly resign my soul to God and now doth one cripple come to see contentedly; to be buried in Bath and visit another. This it is. Death Church ; which I am glad to see so is the centre to whom we all do well beautified within and without: more. Some diameter-wise; some —without, by reparations material; circularly : but all men must fall and within, with provision of such down to the centre. I know not, men as you are, to administer food Sir John, which of us two is nearest, spiritual. And this I would have but I think myself. And it is true, you know, if God do call me, that moriendum est quia nati sumus : I do embrace with all my heart must therefore die, because we were and soul, the religion publicly proborn. Yet God, by his visitation, fessed in this land; and do hope hath sweetened death unto me: be- to be saved by the alone merits of cause he hath given me the lights Jesus Christ. "Now let me, I pray of his grace.
And I know, that you, know the manner of your lecthough my sins were of a crimson ture.” And here my Lord heard all or scarlet hne, yet they shall be all the particulars. bathed in the blood of the Lamb, May 22. My Lord was in great and shall be made whiter than snow. fits, and asked many impertinent I do not despair of life; and I do not questions, the strength of bis disease fear death : God's will be done, I am prevailing upon him. But yet two prepared for it.”
things are remarkable. First, all The 20th of May, there preached the impertinent things my Lord at the church one Master Russell, spoke of, were, as a man in a dream, who finished his discourse on a test without any passion, impatience, or of scripture which he formerly had fear. Secondly, they were of such begun, which was, my strength is things as took most impression in his made perfect in weakness. Fle made mind. For most of that talk was of an excellent sermon. Wherewithal bis physic; or repeating of senmy Lord being made acquainted, he tences and prayers out of the book joyfully heard a repetition of most of Common Prayer, especially this points of the sermon; and com- one sentence, “and take not thy manded me to bring him to him holy spirit from us." Which he did, in the afternoon. Accordingly I because in divers conferences and brought him to my Lord, to whom prayers before, I had told him, my Lord spake as followeth. "I " that God would not take away his sent for you, Master Russell, to give holy spirit, though he should take
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PRIVATE SENTIMENTS OF THE
away the spirit of life.” One thing denly spoken by me, he was clean more there fell out, when my Lord gone, and no breath nor motion in Ilay was by. I told my Lord " that him. God had given to us a power, as his This was the manner of my Lord's instruments and ministers, to preach journey to Bath, and from thence to remission of sins unto him.” And Marlborough, where he died the therefore, according to the profes. 24th of May, being the Sabbath sion of that faith and repentance day. And I doubt not but it was which I saw in my Lord, I told the passage of one sabbath to anohim, “ that God did certify him by ther-into his eternal rest and quietme, that he was in the estate of sal- ness. Which if he should not have, vation." Then,” quoth my Lord, quid est rolaticum mundi gaudium? “ vou have a power?" I answered, saith Tertullian. What is the wing“ Yes.” He said, “ From whence?” ed pleasure of this life in regard of I said, “ From the church, by impo- eternal misery! But if he enjoy, sition of hands.” He asked, “From quis sepurabit? Who shall separate whence the church had it?" I said, us from the love of Christ, who hath " From Christ.” " (,” said he, prepared for us eternal life? “ that is my comfort: then I am happy.” This was spoken in broken and disjointed sentences, according to the weakness of his body.--On Saturday we went to Marlborough.
On Sunday (May 24,) the Lords commanded me to preach at the church. After sermon, we came During the bloody persecutions into his chamber, where we found which took place in the reign of hinn very weak, and no posture Queen Mary, the Commissioners could give him ease. We went to appointed for the examination and prayer: and though my Lord's punishment of heretics, expressed an weakness was very much, yet, with intention of engaging Hooper, Fara devout g-sture, standing upon his rar, Bradford, and the others who, crutches, be with affection repeated on account of religion, were imthe material parts and passages of prisoned with them, in a public the prayer. And all the rest of the disputation with some popish ditime, tiil we went to dinner, all his vines. These reformers, on receive speech was nothing but of Jesis ing this intelligence, were induced Christ, with such short ejaculations to draw up and publish a protestaas the weakness of his body did tion in which they declared, that give him leave. After dinner, Doc: they would consent to dispute only tor Poe did rise, and I came unto in one way; viz. in writing; stating him. My Lord's head lay upon at the same time, fully and satisfac'two pillows upon Master Town- torily, the reasons which had led send's lap. Ralph Jackson was them to adopt this resolution. And mending the swing which supported fearing lest they should be deprived him. So," saith he, “ lift me up of any other opportunity of bearing but this once.” Then he called to their open testimony to those truths Doctor Poe for his hand. Which for the sake of which they were having, he griped it somewhat hard, ready to endure the utmost extreiniwhen his eyes began tv settle; and tv of suffering, they exhibited, in ne cried "O Lord" and so sinked the same protestation, a confession down, without groan, or sigh, or of their faith: in which faith they strugzling At the same instant, I allexpressed their unalterable deterjoined in praver with him, " that mination to liveand die. For has preGod would receive his soul and spi- served a copy of this valuable docus pit;" which short words þeing sud- ment; an extract or two from which