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for me-Yet glory and honour to God Said she to her mother and sister, “O for ever and ever--for ever and ever-I don't be crying around me, for I shall now bave nothing to do but to depart. soon be out of a great deal of troubleThe world is nothing-is nothing--I glory and honour to God for ever and evwant to go now-Glory and honour be er; tell all my friends that I am going, and ascribed to God and the Lamb for ever that I have went safe-Oh me, I can't and ever.” Said I, you may expect soon talk-Why, bless the Lord, mother, you to meet some of your friends who are ought to be glad—you ought all to be gone before;“Yes," said she,“I am now glad-yes indeed-yes indeed.” Contragoing.” I then asked whether the fear ry to her expectations she was not taken of death was entirely removed, “Yes, at that time, but lingered out a few days said she, “Glory to God, mind it no longer. The last interview I had with more than laying on this bed, I have no her was two days before her decease: I doubt but the Lord has finished his

work, inquired again whether she was still hapand I am fit to go.” Turning to a female py in the Lord, and ready to die. “Yes," friend, she said, “O, Margaret! I shall said she, “ glory to God, I am not afraid. lookout for you-I shall hail you there-- Come, Lord Jesus, and come quickly.” I I should like to see all my friends once asked her whether she wished me to pray more, but I would much rather die now with her again; she said yes--What do you than live, as I am now prepared, and want me to pray for, said I. “0,” said should I live longer I might never be so she, “pray that the Lord may send and well prepared again. I am ready, bless take me to himself, for I am ready and God-I shall outride the storms and hur- waiting and long to go.” In this happy ricanes, and shall soon be gone." A few state she continued till her tongue was verses of a hymn were then sung in silenced by the cold hand of death, but which she joined. When we sung, when she could no longer speak she rais“I gaze on my treasure, and long to be there, ed her hands as in token of victory till

With angels my kindred, and Jesus my dear.” she fell asleep in Jesus. May the Lord She cried aloud," there I shall join with grant that my last hours may be like hers. them-I am going from suffering to re

ELI HENKLE. ward. O glory, glory and honour to Fell's-Point, Baltimore city, God and the Lamb for ever and ever!"

October 10th, 1822.

DEATH OF SARAH H. BLACK.

To the Editors of the Methodist Magasine. DEAR BRETHREN,

By inserting the following short memoir in our Magazine, a number of the friends of the deceased will be edified, and the serious reader may be instructed.

L. MYERS. SARAH H. BLACK, was born in Beau- which a detail might be given. This is fort District, South-Carolina, A. D. 1785, the more to be regretted, as a blank is of industrious and respectable parents. hereby produced on a most interesting They early taught her the fear of the period of life, and in her history perhaps Lord, and she as early embraced those no less so, than her early or better days. instructions with filial submission. Suffice it to say, she married, and be

About the age of twelve or thirteen, came a mother; and as she was early she was placed by her parents in a res- taught to fear the Lord, so she also pectable female seminary, in the city of taught her children. To the truth of Charleston. She applied herself with this, they with their father, bear amsuch avidity and delight, that she very ple testimony. quickly attained to a considerable pro- But it was not till within three years ficiency in all the branches of a female of her death, that she became fully education. Having also learned the art awake to a necessity of that change of of self-government, she rendered herself heart, which unites the soul to God agreeable to the aged as well as to the through the Redeemer. When she thus young. Her manners were so amiable discovered her want of this divine princiand engaging, that she became much ple, she sought the Lord with earnestness endeared to her school-mates and ac- of soul. Her heart-felt sorrow became quaintances.

manifest, by “strong cries and tears." From this period to within a few years She could no longer rest deprived of the of her death, the writer of this sketch ordinances of the church of Christ, and is not furnished with materials, from therefore anxiously desired the privilege

of every means of grace. For although supporter. The cent collection for Miss brought up under the rules of the Pro. sionary purposes having been intro, testant Episcopal Church, there being duced, she was the first who gave it patno congregation of that order that she ronage in Blackswamp circuit. could attend, she was destitute of its But she had no sooner fully engaged ministrations. In October, 1820, she atin the work of evangelical piety and be. tended a Camp-Meeting; and there, nevolence, than it pleased God to visit without any invitation, came forward her with the forerunners of a final sum. alone, in the midst of a gazing crowd, mons from time. With the commenceresolutely offered herself to the Lord, ment of this year her affliction progressand requested to be taken into commu- ed with increasing speed. The scene nion with his people. Her application became trying. Among her last friend. was accompanied with such deep con- ly and pious visitors, was John M-Trail, trition, and expressed such Christian a worthy local preacher. To him, with courage, that the whole congregation ap- her family, she unfolded her mind, expeared struck with solemn awe. She pressed an unlimited confidence in her was received as a member of the Meth- Redeemer, and complete triumph over odist Episcopal Church.

approaching death. Could tears of an Continuing instant in prayer, giving afflicted husband and affectionate chilherself unreservedly to her Lord and dren, have snatched her from the jaws Saviour, the love of God was soon shed of death, she would still be alive. But abroad in her heart, and she was enabled God had provided a better place for her; to rejoice in hope of the glory of God. and on the 18th of March, 1822, he took

The welfare of her family now lay her to bimself. with increased weight upon her heart. The reader may easily gather her She prayed with, as well as for them, character in the different relations of and solemnly dedicated them to her God life, from the foregoing hints, without and their God, in the holy ordinance of repeating them here. We only add, in baptism ; and her conduct afterwards her death, the church has lost a useful expressed how much she regarded the member, the poor a kind benefactress, sacred offering. Nor was she unmind- and society in general one of its brightful of her surrounding neighbours ; ac- est ornaments : To her much afflicted cording to her ability she was engaged husband and children what God alone in doing good to their bodies and souls. can repair. In her the honest poor always found a She was conveyed to an old family friend. Rejoicing with those who re- burial place, remote from her residence, joiced, she also wept with those who and their deposited to rest from care wept. Experimentally knowing the ben- and woe until the morning of the resurefits of the gospel, she was its liberal rection.

Poetry.

For the Methodist Magazine. Wanders o'er those fields, but odours sweet as

those Reflections on the anniversary of a brother's death.

From India's groves perfume the heavenly air, Friendship! Mysterious tie! the circling year And ever-during verdure spreads around. Again calls forth the soul to weep the hand Yes, yes, my brother, we shall meet thee there: That struck thy bonds asunder. Yet, wherefore? After a little ling'ring moment spent Shall we mourn for those who, struggling long In toil and pain, with golden pinions we With time's tempestuous billows, at length Shall wing our way unto the realms of light, Have reach'd that shore where storms can never And with thee cast our crowns at Jesu's feet! come?

At Jesu's feet! at that triumphant name I feel Shall we weep for him who, like a fruitful tree, A kindling rapture steal throughout my soul! Flourish'd unfading here, and cheer'd the vale Rais'd by his hand, I mount above the world; With heav'nly fragrance, and is gather'd to Its riches, honours, pleasures, all recede, A happier clime? Unwither'd by the sun, And heavenly glories burst upon my sight. His leaf was green; for round his root there flow'd, So Stephen, when the malice of his foes Those streams of lite which, with unceasing joy,' Had thrust him near the tearful gates of death, Make glad the city of our God? But ah! Sudden the portals open'd, and the clouds, The winter loiter'd round him; and sudden,

Which veil frum mortal view the upper world, When his fruit was ripe, and faith, and' hope Strait roll'd away and lo! his Saviour's smile and zeal,

Beam'd on his head, filling his soul with love Hung on each bough, and cheer'd the gazer's eye, E'en to the murd'rous crew; for whom he sigh'd The whirlwind came, bore bim triumphant An earnest prayer, he gently sell asleep. From us, and clouds of death curtain'd him from He too is safe, but I a little space Our sight. Yet are we told that on the banks Must bide the " pelting? of the storms of life. of life's fair river, “fast by the throne of God," Short space indeed! E'en now methinks I see He blooms for ever more. There all is health

Life's morning flowrets wither in my hand; And peace. Calm and serene as Autumn's My sun has reach'd its noon and now apace Setting sun, the hours glide gently by, nor

Declines. The shadows of the night gather Fear an end. No pestilential vapour

D'er all the plain, and in the lonely tomb,
Where David sleeps, I soon shall rest in peace,

A. H.

CONTENTS OF VOL. V,

DIVINITY.

161, 201

401, 441

327, 366

Obligation of the Church to support its Min- A Sermon on 1 Cor. i. 21-24.

241, 281
isters.-A Sermon on 1 Cor. ix. 11. 3, 41 A Sermon on Ezek. xxxiii. 7-9. 321, 361
A Sermon on Christian Perfection, 81, 121 Extracts from Arminius's First Oration on
A Sermon on Unity among brethren,

Theology,

BIOGRAPHY.
Memoir of Mr. Thomas Tucker,

11, 54 Memoir of Mr. R. Bealey,
Memoir of James Arminius,
91 Memoir of Mrs. Harriet W. Neale,

406
Memoir of Jesse Lee,

131 Memoir of Mrs. Elizabeth R. Ackerman, 446
Memoir of Miss E. Higgins,

167, 212, 255, 289
Sketch of the character of the late Rev. Jo-
seph Benson,

206, 250, 294
SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATED.

301
17 Illustration of Psalm xc. 3.
Socrates and St. Paul,

330
95 Dissertation on the Logos,
Illustration of Acts vi. 6.

873
136 Remarks on Gen. xlvi. 34, and xliii. 32,
Mustration of Acts xx. 17.

411
171 Observations on Mysteries,
Observations on Job xxviii. 4,

450
217 Christ the true Nazarite,
The fulfilment of prophecy,
ATTRIBUTES OF GOD DISPLAYED.

136

On Vegetable Milk,
Account of the Geysers, or boiling springs,

173
19 Falls of Niagara,
in Iceland,

219
59 Providential escape of Rev. J. A. Scarritt,
Awful end of a profane man,

SOS
96 The Falls of Ithaca,
Account of a singular insect,
GRACE OF GOD MANIFESTED.

306
21, 60 Memoir of. Mrs. Tamzey Causey,
Memoir of Miss Lydia B. Leavitt,

341

Memoir of William W. Wilcox,
A short account of the experience and death

875
98 Memoir of Miss Mary Holiowell,
of Mrs. H. Lathrop,

415

Memoir of Miss Patty Brooks,
Memoir of Miss Elizabeth Hough, of Chilli-

452
178 A short memoir of Mrs. Sarah Wood,
cothe,
Memoir of Colonel Burrus,

222

MISCELLANEOUS.
Jeremy Taylor-Bishop of Down,

23 A few hints on the importance of religion, 260
Parental duty and responsibility,
24 Christ is Jehovah,

262
Remarks on the “ Christian Vade Mecum," Power of the Word of God; or, the Spiritual
by Dr. H. Cummings,

26
Life-Buoy,

310
Parental duty and responsibility,

62 Address of the Rev. J. Summerfield, 312
Interesting Anecdote,

67 The importance of study to a minister of the
The devil outwitted,

ib. Gospel,

345, 377, 417, 454
Anecdote of Judge Marshall,

68 Religious Letters,

347, 384, 422, 457
Experimental Verity,
102 On the Lord's Prayer,

349
Original letter of Mr. Wesley,
103 The Eleventh Commandment,

ib.
Extract from Dr. Staughton's Address,
107 Ministerial Heroism,

382
Anecdote of a Pawnee Chief,
111 Yellow Fever,

387
Anecdote,
112 Beautiful Extract,

424
Importance of an early and religious educa- A query seriously proposed,

426
tion,
139 Anecdote of Mr. Brown,

427
Tract Anecdote,
146 Cardan and Sir Isaac Newton,

462
Sabbath-School Anecdote,
147 Rousseau and Howard,

463
The Power of Music upon the Passions, ib. On the folly of Athe

464
The beggar and the tract,
150 Ship-wrecked mariner,

465
Monitory Hints,
182 Aboriginal Affection,

466
Customs of the Ancient Egyptians,

186

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RELIGIOUS AND MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE.

Progress of religion among the Wyandot In- Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, 239

dians at Upper-Sandusky,

29 Quarterly report of the M-Kendreean Female

Sketch of the history and present state of Sabbath-School Society of Baltimore, 270

Methodism in Connecticut,

33 Account of the work of God in Smyrna, Del-

Summary of Religious Intelligence,

38 aware,

277

Revival of the work of God in Brooklyn, L. I. 69 Revival of religion in Surry county, Virginia, 278

Seamen's meeting

73 Third Anniversary of the Methodist Mission-

Mission among the Creek Indians,

74 ary Society,

316

Summary of Religious Intelligence, 76 Anniversary of the Wesleyan Methodist Mis-
Account of the work of God in North-Caro- sionary Society,

354, 395, 431

lina,

113 Revival of religion in Lynchburg,

358

Revival of religion in Tolland circuit, Con- Account of the state of religion in Scioto Dis.

necticut,

115 trict, Ohio,

359

Summary of religious intelligence, 116 Revival of religion on New-Rochelle circuit, 394

Extract of a letter from Elijah Boardman, 151 Revival of religion in Petersburg, Virginia, 400

Summary of religious intelligence,

153 Genesee Conference,

428

Mission among the Wyandots,

188 Indian Missions,

429

Upper-Canada Mission,

193 Revival of religion in Washington city,

435

Revival of religion on Amenia circuit, 196 Methodism in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Amer-
Upper Canada District,

198
ica,

437
Short Sketches of revivals of religion among Account of the work of God on Northumber-
the Methodists in the Western Country, 226, 265 berland District,

476

314, 350, 391, Progress of religion on Hudson River Dis-

Mission among the Creek Indians, 232, 272

trict,

474

Anniversary of the Young Men's Missionary Mission among the Cherokee Indians, 476

Society,

236

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