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Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine,

FOR OCTOBER, 1840.

BIOGRAPHY.

MEMOIR OF THE LATE MRS. AGNES BULMER,

Of London :" ..
BY MRS. ROWLEY."

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“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain ;, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." So spake one, to whom God had said, “Lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart."

I Mrs. Bulmer was the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collinson, of London; and was born the 31st of August, 1775. To those who were favoured with the personal acquaintance of her valuable parents, it will appear but a plain matter of fact, that they felt themselves bound by the strongest obligations to bring up their children in the fear of God. Nor were their pious labours unrewarded. It appears that their daughter Agnes was early impressed, by the “Spirit of truth," with the value and importance of religion. Being naturally sober and reflective, there is no doubt that the godly counsel which she received sank deeply into her mind, imbued her thoughtful spirit with its own energy, and laid the foundation of that beauteous structure of vital godliness which adorned the whole of her subsequent life. re

n i o 191 ska At the early age of twelve years, it is recorded, that Dr. Young's “ Night Thoughts” formed her favourite study: a book which is not greatly to the taste, generally speaking, of so youthful a reader. The deep interest with which she read it, is an indication at once of the philosophic tendency of her mind, and of the elevated character of her intellect. th 2017

Upon leaving school, in her fourteenth year, the force and dignity of her character became apparent in her serious and thoughtful deportment. She set herself, with assiduity and diligence, to the improvement of her mind, following out the elementary principles of school-education ; yet, not with that all-absorbing energy which led to the neglect of still higher duties, and more sacred interests. Her Bible became her constant companion; and from its inspired records she was daily learning lessons of humility and wisdom : lessons which, leading her to acquaintance with the natural depravity of her own heart, brought her spirit in strong feelings of self-abasement to the

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foot of the Cross, where, in the exercise of repentance and faith, she received the assurance of adoption; and, as the result, was enabled to rejoice in the God of her salvation.

In the year 1789 she joined herself to the Wesleyan society, receiving her first ticket from the hand of its venerable Founder; and from that happy hour, to the still more blissful one in which “ mortality was swallowed up of life," she moved among the members of this body, in a ceaseless round of honourable service, adorning her Christian profession by singular devotedness, unhesitating fidelity, and rare consistency.

A short extract from her diary, which she kept about this time, will show how firm she was of purpose, and with how great advantage she had learned the lessons of her heavenly Teacher :-“O thou great Author of all good, do thou teach me to employ every moment to thy glory. Overshadow me with thy presence ; continue to guard my weakness; help me to devote every remaining hour to thy service. How often, when I should have employed my time in the service of God, have I been searching after vain and trifling things !" Again, with a heart overflowing with a sense of that love which passeth knowledge, she exclaims, “I am unspeakably happy. My soul seems released from every burden! I can rejoice in the forgiving love of God! O my Father, do thou overshadow me with thy presence ; save me from the numerous evils to which my inexperienced youth is exposed ; and let me live to thee !”

In the eighteenth year of her age, Miss Agnes Collinson was married to Mr. Bulmer, of London ; and in this new relation of life she identified her conduct with all “ that is lovely, and of good report.“ She had a heart capable of the deepest and purest affections; a mind singularly well-constituted; and an intellect of so lofty an order, as to enable her to imbibe continuously, and apply to her own increasing mental strength, those stores of knowledge which the research and wisdom of ages have laid open to the inquiring and the diligent. Though possessing a devoted attachment to the object of her choice, and not in any way neglecting the duties which were associated with her new and important situation, she supplied her thirsting mind with pure draughts from the well-spring of wisdom ; nor did she relax in those sublime exercises, which related to the well-being of her immortal soul. To her estimable husband she was, in its strict sense, “ a help meet.” As a wife, her influence was, what it well might be, boundless; and was ever exerted for the promotion of his interests in both worlds.

The reader who is expecting any extraordinary incidents or striking features in this general sketch of Mrs. Bulmer's life, will most assuredly be disappointed. True it is, that her mental energy could have laid hold upon mighty objects, and its strength have grasped them tenaciously; but her constitutional timidity was so great, as even

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