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be bleached and printed, some single colours, some demi-chintz, and some full chintz, taken from Manchester market in the grey cotton, and returned the next market-day following, being a period of only three whole days, (from Thursday until
Tuesday,) and a Sunday included.
PITHY MAXIMS AND SELECT SENTENCES.
No. J. (Compiled by CYRYL MARSTON.) 1. The passions, unsanctified, are seducers of the will, perverters of reason, and rebels against virtue.
2. The passions, unsanctified, molest in prosperity, deject in adversity: they render dissolute in pleasure ; in sadness desperate: in fear they cause men to tremble; in hope to faint ; in love to languish.
3. Wicked men die like a candle extinguished with a stinking snuff.
4. Customs are laws written on living tables.
5. Be civil to all; useful to many; known to few; an enemy to none.
6. Necessity was the first inventor of some arts ; pleasure of others; vanity of the reste
7. Hospitality without luxury seldom beggars men.
8. The words of the wise are as nails; their example as hammers.
9. To wise men silence is often matter of choice, not of necessity; to fools, the contrary.
AN ACCOUNT OF JOHN CARRICK,
Of Gransmoor, aged Nineteen :
BY THE REV. WILLIAM STONES. Joun CARRICK was born on the 8th of January, 1802, at North Frodingham, in Yorkshire. In the year 1810, he removed, with his parents, to a farm at Gransmoor, near Bridlington. . It was here that he experienced a second birth, “ being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.".
In the month of September, 1818, at a religious meeting, held in his father's house, he was greatly affected, and saw himself to be a sinner, lost and undone, if he remained without a saving interest in the atoning REDEEMER. He began, from that time, earnestly to seek “ redemption through the blood of JESUS, the forgiveness of his sins ;” and on Easter Sunday, 1819, while engaged in prayer, the LORD graciously
spoke peace” to his soul. He now experienced that inward tranquillity, that love, and joy, which are consequent on believing in Jesus; nor did he ever afterwards lose a sense of the divine favour.
Having tasted that the Lord is gracious, he felt a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of his brothers and sisters. This was evidenced by his pious admonitions, and by his fervent prayers on their behalf, as well as by his epistolary correspondence with his sister MATILDA, who resided with an uncle in Holderness. The following is an extract of one of his letters to her :
“ It is the love I have for your precious soul which urges me to write to you. Time is short, and eternity is drawing on. We know not but that to-morrow we may be numbered with the silent dead. Oh! let us be in earnest, working out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Awful will it be, if God call and we be not ready! But if, on the other hand, we have our title clear, through CHRIST, to heavenly glory, we need not be afraid of deatlı. You say, “you are determined to begin to live to God.' Come, then, to CHRIST, and cry, ‘God be merciful to me a sinner!' and the LORD will have mercy upon you. Yes, I know “ he will abundantly pardon.' You will meet with many obstacles in the way; but look to Jesus for help, he is both able and willing to save us to the end. The enemy will be ready to tell you, that it is too soon to be religious; but, oh! my dear sister, do not trifle with the strivings of conviction, for God hath said,
My Spirit shall not always strive with man.' And again, to triflers he declares, I will laugh at your calamity, and mock when your fear cometh.'
Nor did he, in his concern for others, neglect his own vineyard. He took great delight in reading, particularly the Holy Scriptures; cultivated a deep acquaintance with his own heart; and aspired after close communion with God. Such was the depth of his christian experience, and the steady uniformity
of his deportment, that he promised much future usefulness in the Church of God. But just as the bursta ing bud was unfolding its beauty, and sending forth its fragrance, it was nipped by the hand of death : or rather I would say, just as the promising plant attracted our attention, it was removed to a milder clime, to flourish and bloom eternally in the heavenly paradise.
In the spring of 1819, he was seized with a disa order, from the effects of which he never recovered. Receiving his afflictions, however, as from the hand of God, he evinced that patience under them which nothing but true religion can impart.
His affection for his relatives, and his spirituality of mind, increased with his increasing debility. When conversing with his sister, he said, If Christians were required to wear some Scripture about them, as a token to whom they belong, I would choose for my badge, Know nothing among men but JESUS Christ, and him crucified.'” About a week before his death, he looked, for some time, with earnestness on his sister ELIZA, (who had tenderly waited on him during his affliction,) as she stood by his bed-side, and then said with emotion, “O, bless thee! I wish I could take thee to Heaven with me; I am sure I would.” It is remarkable, that ELIZA was taken ill and died, a few weeks after her brother. On the blank page of his hymn-book was found written with his pencil, 66 When the cold hand of death has seized me with fatal
grasp, let this hymn-book be given to my brother ROBERT, that he may remember me ; and oh! that he may follow Jesus Christ, and that we may meet in Heaven.”
On Tuesday, March 6th, 1821, in the morning, he said to his mother, “ I don't know how it is, but I seem to wish that you would not leave me for a moment to-day." About two o'clock in the afternoon, he said, “ Come, LORD JESUS!” He then paused and listened, as though he heard some one speaking to him; and added, “At night! No, LORD, now, if it be thy blessed will. I am ready. Glory be to God!” About an hour before he expired, he inquired, “ Am I going ? What think you ?" Being answered in the affirmative, he very soon after said, “ Glory be to God! Heaven is my home! Victory, victory, victory! through through-.” Here his strength failed, but soon he resumed, “ Glory, glory, glory be to God! Tell WILLIAM-Driffield;" meaning, as was supposed, his brother WILLIAM, who resided at Driffield.* He was quite sensible to the last ; and a very few minutes before his departure, he exclaimed, so as to be heard in the lower apartment of the house, “ Glory, glory, glory be to God! Victory, victory !” Here his strength finally left him, and
“ He sunk in blissful dreams away,
And visions of eternal day.” * It may here be proper to observe, that WILLIAM was awakened to a sense of his sin and danger, by the instrumentality of his brother's affliction and death. On the day on which John's funeral-sermon was preached, he found peace with God.
OBITUARY. Died, June 5, 1821, Miss Lydia TIMMIS, of Wybunbury, Cheshire. She was naturally of an amiable but reserved disposition. Not delighting in the common amusements of youth, the time which many others spent in worldly recreations, was devoted by her to reading, and the acquisition of useful knowledge; and her attainments advanced her above the generality of her years. This, however, according to her own account, excited pride, and a vain conceit that her character was superior to that of many, which lessened her anxiety as to the fitness of her soul for a future state. She was regular in her attendance upon the services of the Established Church, in the use of which her mind was partially enlightened in the things of God; but, possessing no advantages of christian communion, her convictions were weakened, and died away.
In process of time, however, they were again revived, in consequence of her acquaintance with the Methodists, whose Ministers she
began so hear, and with whom, after a while, she was induced to meet in class. She was diligent and earnest in the use of the appointed means of grace, especially in reading the Scriptures, and in prayer, with a view of obtaining the blessings of pardon and peace with God. After class-meeting, one Sunday morning, the leader prayed fervently for her in particular. Her wounded spirit was overwhelmed with unutterable distress. She attempted to pray, and to believe on the all-sufficient atonement of the REDEEMER; and in that moment the Lord answered for himself, by blessing her with the sense of his favour, and causing her to rejoice in his salvation.
Being now clear in the knowledge of her acceptance with God, she studiously laboured to promote his glory and the welfare of her fellow-creatures. To the utmost extent of her means, with the small property she possessed, she was prompt in embracing every opportunity of doing good. The children of several poor people she regularly clothed, and discharged the expenses of their education at a country school. Many poor families found relief to their necessities in her bounty, who can now testify that she liberally distributed food and medicine to their bodies, and instruction to their perishing souls. But so great was her modesty, that several such instances of her piety and benevolence were unknown till after her death.
Her dress was plain, but neat, and becoming her religious profession; her chief concern being to ornament the cause of God by a meek and quiet spirit, and an unblameable conversation and character, in which she succeeded admirably.
Her heart yearned over the unconverted, and especially over the destitute heathen; her soul entered into their souls' stead. It was this which induced her to contribute largely towards the support of Missions, and to become a Collector for the Missionary Fund. This she did entirely of her own accord, unsolicited by any one, and before any society for that purpose was established in the circuit to which she belonged.