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but substituted quaintness for tionality was often strongly displayed (and English. A man of really good that with most beneficial effect) both in taste will easily find the medium. adequate cause, any of his hearers had “Whatever you do or leave un- failed to attend public ordinances so regudone,” said a village pastor, “take larly as he could have wished, and would care of
your souls. The farmers plead their distance from the chapel as an carried away the sentence, and northern dialect, which he loved on fami
excuse, he would exclaim, in the emphatic perhaps sometimes thought of it liar occasions to employ;-- What? you in field or at market. Why, then, from Scotland! from Melrose ! from Gala when the worthy divine preached Water! from Selkirk ! and it's a hard
matter to walk a mile or two to serve the same sermon with revisions at your Maker one day in the week! How the neighbouring cathedral, did he many miles did you walk at Selkirk ?' say, “ Amidst all the occupations • Five.' Five! and can ye no walk twa and conflicts of life, endeavour to here? Man! your father walked ten or secure your immortal interests?"
twall out, and as mony hame, every Sun
day i' the year, and your mother too, But to return to Dr. Waugh : aften. I've seen a hunder folk and mair, We have just seen him in the that aye walked six or seven, men, and pulpit; let us now follow him in women, and bairns too; and at the sacrahis indefatigable visitations among twenty miles. How far will you walk the
ments, folk walked fifteen, and some his flock.
morn to mak half-a-crown? Fie! fie! “ He was indefatigable in visiting the But ye'll be out wi'a' your household next sick ; and as his congregation was scatiered Sabbath, I ken. O, my man, mind the through almost every part of London, this bairns ! If you love their souls, dinna let duty was most laborious. • His first in- them get into the habit of biding awa frae quiry on a Sabbath evening,' says one of the kirk. All the evils amang young folk his daughters, if he had not been preach- in London arise from their not attending ing in his own chapel, was,— Has any God's house.' Such remonstrances were body been prayed for?' 'Yes, such a not often urged in vain.” pp. 483, 484. person. I'll see him in the morning, poor good man,' he would reply. And
The following passages will shew no distance, so long as he was able to that Dr. Waugh was not a man undergo fatigue, could detain him from who made no sacrifice in giving this labour of love, which he was wont to up domestic enjoyment to public perform with the wisdom, tenderness of duties. Happy he always was, but affection, and sympathy that so eminently distinguished him.'
pp. 200, 201. never so happy as at home. His “During the height of his public labour children sketch follows his his family saw very little of him. He ge- domestic portrait. nerally left his home by nine or ten in the morning, and did not return till night.
" • He was so tender, that he fondled This was his usual routine for each day of and sported with his children, while he the week, except Saturday.” p. 479.
always bore about him that unaffected “ In his ministerial visitations he always dignity of manner, that even the youngest appointed the exact hour, and would upon
of us dared not take any unsuitable liberty no account infringe it, knowing that a slight with him. This was not the result of any carelessness in this matter might rob a
harsh assumption of superiority on his poor man of an hour's wages. One rule part; for how often have I heard him say he made, that of visiting his poor in the
to us, "My dear children, never tell people evenings, in order to save them from
that they must respect you; Jeave that to losing their work. This was done at a
them : the worst inan in the world will vast expense of toil and inconvenience to respect you if you deserve it.' He was himself; and well I remember, says one remarkably gentle with his children ; selof his daughters, with what anxiety we
dom corrected us; and took no pleasure would listen for his heavy wearied foot- in speaking of our faults, but great delight step returning home, between ten and in commending us. He often prayed with eleven o'clock at night, from his visits in us in private. He prized, and greatly ingarrets and kitchens.” p. 471,
culcated, tenderness and a forgiving spirit,
and encouraged an affectionate manner at He seems to have had a pecu- meeting and parting. He never seemed liarly happy manner in conducting to suppose us capable of deliberately inthose private ministrations, whe. juring each other, and was as far removed ther in instructing, consoling, or
as possible from all mean jealousies and
suspicions. He measured us all by his reproving. For example :
own noble nature, and we therefore bite ** In his ininisterial visitations, his na- terly felt incurring his displeasure, as a
forfeiture of that esteem in which we the last five minutes, standing with the thought it our highest honour to live. bell-rope in his hand, ready to give us a But there is nothing I feel so difficult to hearty peal if we had been a moment bedelineate as my father surrounded by his yond the time. But we took care not to children,-at the same moment, the play- break our engagement.-Two quiet hours mate and the revered parent. We never in the vestry before the public services could lose sight of his condescension, and commenced 'were essential to his comthis made us love him the more.'” pp. fort. His spirit seemed always peculiarly 464, 465.
sanctified on the Sabbath mornings ; he «. When I consider the natural frank- spoke little, and did not appear to take his ness of his temper, I am surprised at his usual interest in conversation. When we perfect reservedness on all matters relat- met again in the evening, the expression of ing to the workings of his own mind. He his holy joy was different. In the morning took no pleasure in speaking of himself; he was all humility and dependence, and and when circumstances forced it upon jealous of every thing that might withhim, he always did it with so much hu. draw his soul from the near contemplamour, and with such a happy turn of com- tion of the God whose minister he was ; pliment to the hearer, or ridicule of him- in the evening he was all gratitude and self, that no one dared, even in thought joy.' ” pp. 471, 472. to impute vanity to bim. In truth, we « « To matters connected with the lovely never were more delighted than when we scenery of his youth, his mind always could entrap him to speak of himself. His turned for refreshment when exhausted griefs were poured into the ear of Deity either by labour or sickness. On these alone. I do not suppose that even my occasions he spoke of it as his highest ambeloved mother so liberally shared his bition to retire, when his folk grew tired griefs as his joys. I never heard of my of the auld man, to Auld Meuross [Melfather's Christian experience in any other rose],' where on fine sunny days (so he way than through his counsels, which indulged his day-dream,) he would sit were always supported by the assurance with my mother on one side, and a daughthat we should find God even better than ter reading to him on the other, and just his word. His zeal, his activity, his de- slip frae this world's heaven to a better.' votedness, his love of the brethren, his His heart on these occasions was so overcharity, his tenderness for poor degraded flowing with gratitude, that he would frehuman nature, were the tongues with quently burst out with such expressions wbich he told the world what great as these :- What a good and gracious things God had done for his soul.'
Father we serve! Oh, my dears, love “ His tenderness of heart was proof God, if you would be really happy! His against all his knowledge of the world and family prayer was a tissue of grateful ferthe clear light of his understanding. Saturday was bis day at home, and it was “On the evenings of sacramental Sab. usually the business of his children to baths he was usually much exhausted ; carry the messages to the study. The con- and it was not till after supper that he did stant succession of miserable looking ob- more than make general and brief refejects that appealed to him on that day rences to the services of the day. When might have excused many an unsatisfied he had supped, his strength returned, and demand, but no one turned from his be would converse cheerfully (for he was bumble roof unserved. Many a known no gloomy or morose Christian) on the cheat presented himself, and received a great subject on which we had all been enaharp rebuke, and what appeared a very gaged; and then he would add, To-day decisive refusal ; but we had never half they have been celebrating the Lord's descended the stairs ere his heart smote Supper at Kelso,' or at Hawick,' or him, and he would call after us,– Here, some other place, which he would name; give the poor fellow that; on his own for he generally knew the days on which head be the sin.' His pity, his mercy, the sacrament was administered in the overcame every argument. That mercy different congregations in the southern which was his darling theme in the pul- parts of Scotland. In a softened mood, pit was his darling virtue out of it. He he would continue, • I shall never again would say, “ We who live by mercy, how break the bread of life to my countrymen dare we be unmerciful!'” pp. 66, 67. in my own land, nor myself .comme
"• But the Sabbath was his day of de- morate there the Saviour's dying love. light. He was early up in the morning, O the solemnity of those tent-preachand gave no rest to his household till he
ings !' •But, father, some of us would had rung for us all. We used to com- say, you would still make an effort to go plain sometimes of being discomposed by to Stitchell Brae!' To Stitchell Brae !' this; and we at last got him persuaded to his eyes kindling, and his soul lighting desist from it, upon the express condition up with hallowed enthusiasm ; 'to Stitthat we should be all assembled at his chell Brae ! ay would I! I should restated hour. It was most amusing to joice again to preach from that tent at its see him, for the first few mornings, ready base, and to see the hundreds of God's half an hour before the time, and, within redeemed people sitting on the face of the
hill, above and around me, drinking in disinterestedness in these matters with joy the glad tidings of salvation. O that I could again sit among them, and appears strongly in the following
incident. hear good old Mr. Coventry give us as much sound divinity in one sermon as
“ Such was his devotedness to the poor, is now found in ten volumes ! It was a that no personal interest could make him scene on which God's eye might love to swerve from their service. One of my look. Such sermons—and such prayers ! brothers, says one of his daughters, was -none such to be heard now a-days. applying for a public situation, which What are your cathedrals, and your choirs, would have been of very great importance and your organs ? God laid the foundaa to hiin, and which it was thought the tions of our temple on the pillars of the interest of Mr. Wilberforce could have earth ; our floor was nature's verdant secured; and as my father had been long carpet ; our canopy was the vaulted sky; honoured with the friendship of that ex. the heaven in which the Creator dwells; cellent man, we urged exceedingly that in the distance the Cheviot hills ; around he should apply to him. But he decidedly us nature in all the luxuriance of love. refused, and on this ground; • That good liness; there fields ripening unto harvest ; man is one of the props that God hath here lowing herds in all the fulness of put in my way for the support of my poor supply for man: on the banks of that widows and orphans, and I dare not, for little rivulet at our feet, lambs, the em- their sakes, risk the shaking of his faith blems of innocence, sporting in the shade, in the singleness of my appeals." p. 477. and offering to Heaven the only acknow
This disinterestedness was so ledgment they could, in the expression of their happiness and joy; the birds around strongly appreciated by his afwarbling praises to Him who daily pro- fectionate, though far from opuvides for all their wants; the flowers and lent, congregation, that they were green fields offering their perfume ; and, lovelier still, and infinitely dearer to Him,
ever more anxious than able to multitudes of redeemed souls and hearts, minister to his comforts.
Among purified by faith, singing his praises in other instances of delicate attengrave sweet melody; perhaps in the tion, they insured his life, for the tuue of Martyrs.' Martyrs' so sung benefit of his family ;-an example on Stitchell Brae might almost arrest an angel on an errand of mercy; and would which might be followed at little afford him more pleasure than a' the individual expense in many pachanting, and a' the music, and a'the rishes and congregations, where organz, in a’ the cathedrals o’Europe.'
a provision for the minister is PP. 486–488.
4. His sense of the value of time was scanty, to the great comfort of a so high, that it suggested all possible faithful and affectionate pastor, means of redeeming
it. No counsel was who would then devote himself more frequently heard from his lips than, with renewed vigour to his duties, • Oh! work, work, while it is day; age is cold and unlovely. We used to reply, with the satisfaction arising from • Father, that's just a poetical flourish of this honourable posthumous asyours, for you are all freshness and en
sistance to his family. joyment.! "Whisht, whishst, dinna flatter
Our limits are exhausted, but an auld man ; but I do bless God tbat his service is the last duty I am likely to tire there are some other particulars of.'” p. 475.
of this excellent man's life, with With a beloved wife and ten the account of his closing hours, children, his scanty purse was not
so interesting that we feel unlarge enough for his liberal heart; willing to omit them, and therebut there were those who rejoiced fore shall insert them in our next to make so good a man their al- Number. moner, among whom was the late
(To be continued.) excellent Bishop of Durham. His
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THIBET. of course, object to the publication as a Dr. Gerard, who has made an excursion mere matter of art or curiosity, any more to the Himalaya mountains and Thibet, than to an engraving from Raphael, or for the purpose, it is stated, of introducing any other painter; but to invest it with vaccination in those countries, states, that an air of mystery, and to call it a "por- a learned linguist, named Cosmos, a Trantrait,” or, as it is labelled in the print- sylvanian, but long settled in Thibet, has shops, “an authentic portrait,” of the compiled a grammar and dictionary of the Saviour of the world, is a trickery of language of that country. It is stated that trade which the sacredness of the subject lithography has long been known in Thibet, ought to have forbidden.
and employed for anatomical plates; and Some curious experiments have been that many unknown treasures of ancient made, by order of the Trinity-House, to Oriental literature, rescued from the conascertain the expediency of employing, for fusions of India, are preserved in Thibet.