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vation of his graces in his death-bed sickness was most remarkable: he went out like one of the lamps of the sanctuary, with a sweet perfume. I cannot tell you his triumphs of faith; his foretastes of heaven; his earnest and holy discourse ; his admirings of God; his unwillingness to retreat into the wilderness; his charge to his children, that they should not dare to meet him at judgment in an unregenerate, state, and his sealing of his ministry to his parishioners that visited him. The last time I saw him, his discourse of the love of God was such, that I expect not to hear of such another till I come to heaven."
Mr. FRANCIS JOHNSON. Page 257. In the sermon preached by Mr. Lloyd at his funeral, he is said to have been sometime Fellow of All-souls, and afterwards Master of University College, Oxford. The text is Joshua i. 2. Moses my servant is dead. As a reason for the choice of this text, the preacher says, in his introduction, “ When you remember how great and public a person he hath been in former days, though of late years buried in obscurity; and of what magnitude this star that is fallen was, who in his last winter stormy nights of trouble and persecution was inveloped in the clouds, as if quite set, yet in fairer times gave as great a light in his lesser sphere, and shone as mych in his confined orb, as did Moses in his
greater.. you will readily think the text well enough adapted to the providence.”-In the course of the sermon, he points out the resemblance between Mr. Johnson and Moses in the following particulars. 1. As a man of
prayer. 2. As a man of learning. 3. As a modest man, who could by no means be persuaded to think hiinself fit for so worthy an employment as God had designed him. 4. As a man eminent for his ineekness and patience. Fancy a man, the best of mere men, who formerly was followed with continual affluence of the things of this world, through the whirl of providence brought to a condition next to poor and indigent; who was the desired company of the greater and more refined sort, forced to converse with the poorer and more ordinary: and who (once] governed the highest rank of men in their advances in the superior liberal arts and sciences, and chiefest possessions, compelled (to divert a greater noise) to sit among the cries and clamours of children, and instruct them in the rudiments of reading ; in aword, fancy one encompassed with all the afflictions of Joh ... perfectly endued with Job's patience too, and then you but begin to think equally of his."
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The account given of Dr Bates's Father, page 115, (tho' communicated by two medical gentlemen) as the author of Elenchus motuum nuperorum in Anglia, &c. is found to be a mistake, as any reader will perceive it must be, who turns to the Biog. Britan, or the General Biograph. Dict. The ancestry and birth-place of this great man yet remain undiscovered. The note respecting his brother, will, of course, be corrected.
Under the article GLOSSOP, in Derbyshire, mention is made of Colonel Bright, as a friend of Mr. Bagshaw. A correspondent has sent the following account of that gentle. man. “ He was a zealous Nonconformist, and his house, at Carbrook, near Sheffield, ever afforded an asylum to the persecuted ministers; several of whom he entertained as domestic chaplains, or procured them employment in that capacity in the army of the parliament. He was a very disinguished character during the civil war, and under the Commonwealth and Protectorship. He was Col. of Foot, Governor of York, one of the Commissioners for the West Riding of Yorkshire, and a member of most of the Parliaments which sat from the breaking out of the war, till the Revolution.
Some readers having expressed a wish for an explanation of the Oath ex officio, and of the Et cætera Oath, often inentioned in this work, the following is here given: ? :.
By the Oath er officio the persons that took it swore, that they would answer all interrogatories put to them, though it were to accuse theinselves.
That which was called the Et cætera oath ran thus : I do Śwear that I approve the doctrine, discipline, or government established in the church of England ...... and that I will not ever give my consent to alter the government of this church by archbishops, bishops, deans and archdeacons, et cetera, as it now stands ...... and this I do heartily, wil.
lingly and truly upon the faith of a christian. Sie
THE END OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
read Introd. 17 14
most of 33 2+
Wrottis's Wroth's 88 15
Ewan, Eman. 134 bottom
Wright Wight 220 14
Broad-street Broadıncad 253 6.
in the in the year 1715
6 after thee put 389
Put the ) in thc line above 409 14 (6.)
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by the uniformity,
In a few places the reader will observe a fault in regard to inverted come mas, and (brackets]. In a few others should have been put instead of *.
+ N.B. This being the fast line in the sheet, the omission was not perceived. It should have been thus : “When in the year 1715, by reason of his age."
Directions will be given at the end of the work for placing the Acads, which in the Numbers are inserted promiscuously
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