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THE REV. MR. DENSHAM.
A CHILD of dust, a creature of a day;
Rais'd from the earth, and form'd of brittle clay,
In ev'ry stage of life we trembling stand,
In num'rous ways he thrusts his fatal hand,
This conqu❜ring pow'r, commission'd from the skies
Alike it hurries hence the rude or wise,
These meeten us for pleasures well refin'd;
Surrounding friends may well their loss deplore:
His theme, his constant theme, where'er he came,
His Spirit, now dislodg'd from cumb'rous clay,
There, in the regions of eternal day,
Seems standing foremost with a raptʼrous song
Oh, ye who witness'd their employ of love,
Ye honour'd few, who from the city go,
This solemn call with others loudly join;
O Thou, whose steps mysterious and profound
May we, amidst the dire affliction round,
But while thy various judgments are abroad,
London Itinerant Society.
ENGAGED IN THE WEEKLY EXERCISE OF PRAYER,
on Account of the present State of our Country.
Ministers to engage.
Mt. Kello and Mr. Booth.
Mr. Wall and Mr. Knight.
Mr. Waugh and Dr. Rippon.
= Mr. Brooksbank and Mr. Humphrys
Mr. Reynolds's, 30, Mr. Brooksbank's,
Dec. 7, Mr. Waugh's,
Mr. Button and Mr. Jennings.
Mr. Thorpe and Mr. Coxhead.
Service to begin precisely at Half past Six.
The Minister of the Place concludes.
Should any Minister, who is appointed to engage, be unable to attend, it is expected that he will procure one to supply his place, whose name is
in the above list.
When a new Lisi is formed, it will probably include the names of other, Ministers who were not present, or could not be consulted, when this was drawn up.
We are happy to find that these prayer-meetings have hitherto been well attended.
At a Meeting of several of the Ministers above-mentioned, and others of their Brethren, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, it was agreed, Respectfully to submit to the Attention of their Christian Friends, the following short
THE alarming state of this kingdom loudly calling for extraordinary prayer and humiliation, several Ministers, in town and country, have expressed their earnest wish that a particular day be chosen, in which religious persons, of different denominations, may present their common Supplications to the Throne of Grace in behalf of our King and Country.
A considerable number, therefore, of Ministers have agreed to propose to their respective congregations, Wednesday, Sept. 21, as a suitable day for this solemn purpose, and they take the liberty of affectionately recommending the observance of the same to as many of their brethren, throughout the kingdom, as may approve of this measure, and to whom the day proposed may be convenient.
It has been suggested, that the union of two or three congregations in one place, where local circumstances permit, might be beneficial, by enabling them to avul themselves of the assistance of several Ministers, and be productive of other advantages.
THE LATE REV. ANTHONY CROLE.
THIS able and faithful minister of the New Testament was a native of Scotland, being born at the village of Fettercairn, in the shire of Kincardine, about twelve miles from Montrose. When he was seven years of age he lost his father, who was a serious man; but this event did not deprive him of that inestimable privilege, a religious education. His pious mother discharged, with affectionate fidelity, the important trust that devolved upon her, and watched for the souls of her children as one that knew she must give an account. Her instruction and example made a deep and lasting impression on his mind; and he would frequently mention the familiar but striking manner in which she encouraged her children to seek the God of their father, saving, " God loves to hear children pray." From this early period he never wholly omitted prayer; and was always afraid of sin. Indeed, tenderness of conscience was a prominent trait in his character through life; some remarkable instances of which, have left an impression on the mind of the writer, that can never be effaced. To the pious labours of a worthy school-master, under whose care he was placed, Mr. Crole ascribed, under God, much of his early improvement in religious knowledge. This good man used to catechise his pupils, and, with great seriousness, would explain and inculcate the important truths and duties of religion in a manner adapted to the understanding of his juvenile auditory. A text of Scripture, commented upon one of the occasions, greatly affected Mr. Crole's mind at the time it was mentioned, and was never wholly forgotten; but, in the hour of temptation, frequently suggested the most powerful restraint