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Rev. J. Jefferson, M. A. Ficar of Greta Rev. J. Carter, M. A. F. A. S. bead tivgham, Suffolk, Weeley R. Essex. master of Lincoln grammar-school, Upton

Rev. William Mairis, B. A. St. Peter R. V. co. Lincoln. Wallingford, Berks, vice Bethel, dec.

Rev. C. B. Massingberd, Kettlethorpe Rev. John Brewster, vicar of Stockton, R. co. Lincoln, vice Craster, dec. Redcarshall R. co. Durham.

Rev. William Wood, B. D. Lawford R. Rer. u. Twining, M. A. Stilton R. co. Essex, vice Whitmore, dec. Huntingdon.

Rev, M. D’Oyly, rector of Buxted, and Rev. Nathaniel Humfrey, Thorpe-Man- vicar of Pevensey, Sussex, Lewes archdeadeville R. co. Northampton.

conry; the Bishop of Bristol, elected ca. Rev. Vere Isham, Cottesbrook R. co. non-residentiary of Chichester cathedral; Northampton.

and the Rev. the Dean, custos of St. Mary's Rev. R. Hodges, M. A. Embleton V. co. hospital, Chichester; all vice Courtail, dec. Northumberland

DISPENSATIONS. Rev. Jono Bristow, B. D. Cotgrave R. co. Notringham, with St. Mary V. Not

Rev. J. Jefferson, M. A. vicar of Grettinghau; Rev. Dr. Edward Hay Drum- tingham, Suffolk, to hold Weeley R. co. mond, Rampton prebend, in Southwell Essex. collegiate church, and the Rev. William Rev. John Bristow, B. D. to hold Cot. Hammerton, Tong perpetual curacy, near

grave R. co. Nottingham, with St. Mary Leeds, co. York; all vice Haines, dec. V. in the town of Nottingham.

DEATHS

June 24. At Wandsworth, Surrey, Mrs. Aged 83, the Rev. HUMPHRY SMYTHIES, MARGARET WEBB, aged 92. Throughout M. A. rector of Alpheton, Suffolk, and of her long extended life she manifested the Little Staughton, Bedford. most unfeigned humility and devotion. In consequence of her dress accidentally Her strict attention to every Christian du- taking fire the preceding evening, the wife ty, her constant endeavour to maintain of Mr. EDMUND DARBY, of Gracechurchpeace and harmony with all around ber, street. her patience, thankfulness, and submission At the rectory, Essexford, co. Louth, to the will of God, confirmed during her after a short illness, the Rev. LUKE GEORCE, life her humble stedfast faith in Christ her rector of that place, and of Bally. Adams, Saviour, and, at her death, left to her many Queen's County. surviving relatives the encouraging hope Aged 71, the Rev. ANTHONY TROLLOPE, that she had, as a true and faithful servant, formeriy of Pembroke-hall, Cambridge ; entered into the joy of her Lord.

rector of Cottered with Bradfield annexed, At Thaxtead, co. Essex, the Rev. Mr. and vicar of Rushden, Herts. MAYNARD, brother to Lord Viscount M. Rev. John BREWSHER, vicar of St. Neots, rector of Rudvinter, and vicar of Thax. Hunts. tead.

Aged 67, the Rev. Luke Wiley, many In his 85th year, the Rev. Geo. HEARNE, years master of the free grammar-school rector of St. Alphage, vicar of St. Mary, at Doncaster, co. York. Northgate, Canterbury, and one of the six At Wimbledon, Surrey, the seat of his preachers of Canterbury cathedral. son, Andrew Bernard, Esq. THOMAS BER.

At South Shields, aged 101, MARCARET NARD, Lord Bishop, of Limerick, Ard. TATE; who could see to read a newspaper fert, and Aghadoe, LL. D. F. R. S. &c. &c. until two days before her death.

At Stony-Stratford, Bucks, aged 57, the At loverary castle, aged 85, the Most Rev. THOMAS PROPERT, perpetual curate Noble JOHN CAMPBELL, fifth Duke of Ar- of that parish, of which he had been mi. Syle.

nister 28 years. Mr. WILLIAM PARKER, of Ford-street, At Tunworth, near Basingstoke, Hants, Derby, formerly of Dalbury Lees. While the Rev. John ILSLEY, rector of Tunworth. upon the race-ground at Manchester, to At Wellbourn, co. Lincoln, Mrs. Ridge all a; pearance in good health, he dropped Hill, wife of the Rev. John R. down and immediately expired.

SARAH, daughter of the Rev. HENRY At Lincoln, aged 82, the Rev. Mr. Moun- GEORCE WATKINS, rector of St. Swithin's, SEY, late of Market-Rasen, co, Lincoln. London-stone, Cannon-street.

At Spital, near Chesterfield, in bis 75th of his head so violently on the ground, as year, the Rev. JOHN BOURNE, M. A. rector to occasion a concussion of the brain. He of Sutton, and vicar of South Wingfield, languished, iu a state of insensibility, till co. Derby.

this evening, when he expired. In his 60th year, the Rev. John WILLS, Found dead on Liddington common, Mr. D. D. warden of Wadham college, Oxford. Reeves, master of the Falcon ing at Up

Rev. John Meyler, M. A. formerly of pingham, Rutland. He was returning from Marlborough, rector of Maulden, Bedford. Kettering, and, it is supposed, was seized

THOMAS VELLEY, Esq. F. L. S. late lieu- with a fit, as he had evidently fallen from tenant-colonel of the Oxfordshire Militia, lois horse, although no bruise of any mateand a long resident in Bath. Travelling rial consequence was discovered about him. in a double-bodied staye-coach, between At the Gcorge inn, Bridgewater, in his 9 and 10 o'clock of the night of the 6th, 50th year, in consequence of the fracture it stopped at the Castle inn, Reading, and he received in his leg by the breakingwhile the coachman was gone in to refresh down of the hustings at the nomination of himself, the horses set off without him; a member for the county, on the 9th inst. and Mr. Velley, alarmed at his situation, SAMUEL DAY, Esq. of Burnett, and of jumped out, and fell with the back part Charter-house-Hinton, co. Somerset.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

We should have been amused with the testy letter of O, if we had not felt that it

called rather for feelings of commiseration. We shall very gladly be saved the expence of paying postage for such letters. His counsel with respect to Ecclesiastical Preferments has been uniformly followed. (See Gent. Mag. for May last, p. 474.) If O.'s papers combined good taste and good temper, he would have no reason ta

reproach us for their non-insertion, Ve e are sorry that we cannot gratify the laudable curiosity of J. M. S. without a breach

of confidence. His paper is under consideration. A PLAIN Honest Man; MINIMUS ; A CHURCHMAN; R. S, T.; Narcissa; Q. S.;

JACOBUS; P. D.; M. R.; Y.'T. S.; and 2. poll.; shall likewise be considered. THEOPHILUS ; and R. Q.; have been received. The latter is left at the Publisher's. ' After a full consideration of the ingenious paper on the miracle of restoring sight to the

blind, we are of opinion that the reasoning which it contains is not supported by

sufficient evidence. M. Hughes is referred to p. 4+1 of this Number. The continuation of letters to a young Clergyman, and P. EX. ETP. in our next. We are unable to give a correspondent who signs himself C-W-, any further

information respecting the works either of Baron Biberstein or Mr. Smith. We are much concerned that we should have failed in fulfilling our promise to HONESTAS.

It had entirely slipped our memory. Such accidents will unavoidably occur in the conduct of a periodical work, and the omission is more likely to be seen and felt by the writer than by the Editor. We will endeavour to find his letter.

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For the CHRISTIAN OBSERVER. ton, Esq. who for the sound proAccount of the Right Honourable the fession of his faith, made by him in

Lady MARY VERE, Relict of Sir his last will, was after his decease Horace Vers, Baron of Tilbury, condemned to have his body taken who died the 25th December, 1671,

out of the ground and burnt. She aged 90 Years; extracted from the

was twice married, first to Mr. WilSermon preached at her Fineral by lium Hobby, at nineteen years of age, that leurned and pious Divine the by whom she had two sons who Reo. William GÚrnall, M. A. of were religiously educated by her. Emanuel College, und Pastor of

The happy fruit of her care she Lavenkan, Sujolk.

reaped in their pious deaths; for Nobilis genere, sed multo nobilior sancti- they both went young to heaven,

the younger dying in his fourteenth

year, and the elder, who was much esteemed her to be a Christian his piety, in his twenty-third. Her indeed. Truly if we may not think second husband was Sir Horace so of her, we shall be at a great loss' Vere, afterwards Baron of Tilbury, to find such characters, by which

a noble and excellent person, whose we may judge any at all to be so.

personal achievements in the field Her parentage was high and an

ennobled him more than the high cient on both sides. By her mo- blood he borrowed from his ancesther's side she sprang from the chief

tors. But his piety gave him a still of the Throgmortons family; and by higher character. By the other he the father's, from the ancient family of the Traceys, at Todington, Glou got a great nume like unto the great cestershire. She was the youngest obtained a good name.

men that are in the earth; by this he

He was one of fifteen children, born on the 18th who could wrestle with God, as well of May, 1581. Her mother died

as fight with men, and may be three days after she was born, and her father when she was but eight upon his knees in the closet, before

thought to have got his victories years old. Thus soon was she an

he drew his sword in the field. His orphan; but indeed they only are good lady would say, she honoured orphans who have no Father in him for his valour, but most, for the heaven. When her father and mother

grace

of God which shone in him. forsook her the Lord took her up. The Thus did she shine by the rays of frequent experience she had, all her husband's excellencies; but not along her life, of God's most tender with these only, for she had radiant care over her, led her to chuse this beams of her own by which she cast for her motto, which is found writ. like honour on him*. But to pass ten by her in the front of most of the books in her closet, "GOD WI!L Lady Vere, about forty years before her

* Archbishop Usher in writing to the PROVIDE.” She took much delight in death, uses these expressions. “The thing speaking of one of her ancestors, as that i bare most admired in your noble one of the greatest honours to her Lord, is, that such lowliness of mind, and family, William Tracey, of Toding. such an bigh pitch of a brave spirit should Carist, OBSERV, No. 56,

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by all her secular prerogatives, we less devout than constant at public shall now present her to you in worship. She durst not tritle with some of her spiritual excelencies. holy things; which made one say of These, indeed, give the intrinsic her, that this lady would make one value to a person. He that would believe that there is a God indeed. take the true measure of a man, must As for the Sacrament of the Lord's not measure him with the vantage- Supper, so dismally neglected by ground he stands on. I

may say

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many, her desires were most ardent this gracions Lady, what Nehemiah to partake of it frequently: she durst said of another noble person in his not, she said, neglect one opportutime: She was a faithful woman, and nity of enjoying this sacred ordifeared God above many.

Some are

And oh, how intent was she so prodigiously wicked, that they in preparing for it! The whole preseem to have wedded the vices of ceding week was taken up by her many others.

But this good Lally for that work, in which she would may be said to have collected the always have a private fast with her excellencies of many other Chris- family, or a secret one in her closet. tians. In her you might have seen Was not this one that meant to go those various graces which grow to to heaven in good earnest? But let an eminency but singly in others, us follow her from the church to her met altogether in one knot. I shall own house, and we shall find that speak of a few:

she brought her religion and devo1. The fear of the great God was tion home with her, and did not very great in her: wonderfully tender leave thein in her pew behind her, was she ofotlending him. She hath till she returned to it again the next been often heard to say, and that sabbath. Some can honour God solemnly, “O), I would not sin Almighty before their neighbours against iny God.” She professed on the sabbath, but care not to comthat she dreaded bell most as a place mune with him at home all the week where God was blasphemed; thus alter. But if

ever any private dreading the sin more than the fire dwelling inight becalled a sanctuary, of bell.

her house was such. 2. Her real for the worship of God might find her and her family, twice Wits eminent. She was careful to every day, upon their knees, sofill those livings which were in her lemnly worshipping the great God. gift with able and faithful ministers, There you might see them, humbly and she gave them countenance and sitting at his feet to hear his most encouragement in the Lord's work, holy word, concluding constantly without sparing her purse to do it. their evening service with singing She constantly attended the public one of David's Psalms. What strangworship of God, so long as he vouch- ers soever were present, there was safell her health: yea, she did not no putting by the worship of God only attend herself, but was careful to a more convenient season. On thai her family should do the same: the Lord's day, you might hear the They that would not serve God were sermons preached in public reno servants for her. She was no peated to the family, the servants be yoked together and lodged in one breast called to give an account before her And on the other side, when I reflect upon of what they remembered, and the you, inethinks I understand tiat saying of high praises of God sounded forth the Apostle better than I did; that as the by the whole family together. And man is the imuge, and glory of God, so the aiter supper, you might hear the oomin is the glory of the mon; and to your servants in their room, exercising comfort let me add this, that if I huve any themselves in the same heavenly insight in things of this nature, or have any duty of singing psalms. Again, judgment to discern of spirits, I bave clearly beheld engraven in your soul, the image follow the good Lady up stairs, there and superscription of my God."

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every day, shut up some time in her a great lover of God himself, becloset, which was excellently fur- cause she had so dear an aflection nished with pious books of practical to his children. She did not praise divinity. Here she redeemed much the dead saints and persecute the time in reading the Holy Scriptures living. She did not pretend love to and oiher good books. Here she those that lived far from her, but she poured out her devout soul, with shewed kindness to them that lived such fervour of spirit in prayer, as

near her.

She did not factiously sometimes could not be hid from love some of one party, and reproach those her maidens, who at any time, those of another. In a word, wheredrew near her closet door: and every ever she saw any thing of God he: night she would herself pray with love was drawn out towards thein; her maidens, before she went to and she had the most love for those bed. And now is it any wonder she that discovered most of God. She grew so rich in grace, when she so loved them so as to delight in conconstantly improved the means of verse and communion with them. grace, and had so many ways to As for the faithful ministers of Christ, bring her in spiritual gains? few ever exceeded herin loving and

3. Her love to God made itself honouring thein; and she professed evident, by several marks, to be of a that the great love and high esteein high degree. First, by the mouri. she had for them was for iheir dear ful complaints she wonld make that master's sake, whose ambassadors she could love God no more, the they were. reason of which indeed, was, be- 4. Her works of charity were recause she loved him so much :there- markable. Her charity was very fore she thought she loved him so large. Our trees yield their fruit little, because she knew she could but once a year; but her clarity never love him enongh. Secondly, was dropping fruit all the year by her vehement desires to be gone round. In many ways it diffused ithence that she might be with Christ. self. She had silver for the moneyMost Christians are prone rather to less, aliment for the hungry, medi. linger too much here, than to be too cine for the sick, salves for the hasty of going hence; but this gra. wounded. Abundance of good she cious Lady knew so much of heaven, did this way in town and country. as made her stay here tedious to her: If her servants ko'w of any that the earnest desire of her soul was, were in a great need, and did not Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. She tell her of it, she would be very found to her great grief that she angry with them. It happened that could not serve God here as she an honest poor neighbour died be would, and therefore did wonder- fore she knew he was sick, for fully complain she was unprofitable; which being

which being troubled, she asked her and the sense of this did still en- servant, whether he had wanted in crease her desires to be, where all his sickness, saying with some care her infirmities would be cured, nestness, I huil rather part rrith my and where she knew her ability gown from my bach than the poor should would fully correspond to the height unnt. She was also secret in giving. of her desires to serve and glorify She did not give her charity, as her God. Thirdly, by her love to some throw their money into the Saints who are born of God, and bason at a collection, so that it rings have his lovely image stamped upon again ; but it fell like oil into a vesthem. A man may love the child, sel, without noise. Her self-denyand not love his father; but he can. ing spirit in all this is likewise to not love him because he is his child, be noted. She was no merit mong. and because he is like his father, er. She never thought to purchase but he must needs love his father. land in heaven with the money she This good Lady then was doubtless

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