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67 ticularly distinguished himself, the pro-1" we need not find any difficulty in the poser was reminded that this was" a permitted alternative of baptizing by Catholic university,” in which no Jew dipping or pouring;.". and “that if any could be permitted to teach. The appoint- one insists on perceiving any theological ment, of course, did not take place. But difference between the two practices, we the best proof of the thorough change say at once the Church of England docin policy which Austria has lately under-trine is most completely represented by gone in this respect will be perceived immersion." from the following incident, which lately DEATH OF PASTEUR FREDERIC MONOD. occurred at Verona, and which we find -Our readers will learn without surprise described in these terms :—There is that Pasteur Frederic Monod bas entered nothing remarkable in it that a court at into his rest. The nature of his wearingVerona should have severely punished out and painful malady rendered recovery some individuals who insulted, and even hopeless, but his mind was stayed upon assaulted, a Jewish gentleman for no God, and he was supported by the proother reason than because he was a Jew. mises of that gracious Master whom he In Austria's most bigoted days the Gov- had faithfully served in the Gospel from ernment did not permit any other insults his entrance into the ministry in 1818. to be offered to Jews than those sanc. M. F. Monod was one of the very first tioned by her fanatical laws. But what fruits of the Revival in Geneva, in 1817, is indicative of a radical change of policy and acted as the interpreter of the late in this respect, are the remarks made by Robert Haldane in his discussions with the Judge when pronouncing sentence the students of Divinity, who assembled on the ruffians, who in the most brutal in his apartments in the Promenade St. manner possible evinced their aversion Antoine, during the winter session of to unbelieving Jews. The judge on the that year. Mr. Frederic Monod was the occasion said: “By outraging the religi- first of his family to preach the true ous rites of the Israelites, the prisoners doctrines of the Gospel, and for many have misconceived the conditions of years was a pastor in the Reformed modern civilisation, and have not recog- National Protestant Church at Paris. In nised, or do not wish to recognise, 1845 he became the pastor of the Free that the time is gone by-and gone Church. by for ever-when a man was despised solely because he was of a faith different
Tas QUEEN.—There is, we fear, reato our own. They do not understand, son to believe that the state of the or do not wish to understand, that society Queen's health will not yet permit her to bas at last arrived at the recognition that resume the ostensible and prominent it is itself responsible for the faults im- functions which, though by no means the puted to the Israelites, by having bani- highest, are popularily considered among shed them from its midst for so many
the most indispensible of her public centuries.”—Jewish Chronicle.
duties. Her reappearance, whenever A BROAD CHURCHMAN'S OPINION ON
she is capable of the effort, will be welBaptism.- The Rev. Llewelyn Davies, comed with universal sympathy and Rector of Christ Church, Marylebone, and respect. a disciple of Maurice, thus speaks, in a ISLINGTON, Crow-street Chapel.—Rev. recent pamphlet intended for “Parochial A. C. Thomas has been compelled to use":"The person to be baptized is resign his pastorate through ill-health. called apon to make a confession of his This the church very reluctantly accepted. faith in the terms of the oldest and sim- The eight years of Mr. Thomas's labours plest of the Church's creeds, and also to at Cross Street have been a season of undertake certain engagements corres- unbroken prosperity of the church. His ponding to the privileges conferred upon illness arises from over-taxing his him;" that "the case of adult baptism strength. being exceptional in a Christian country, A STATUE TO OLIVER GOLDSMITH, this confession is commonly made through placed before Trinity College, Dublin, was sponsors;" that sponsorship, however, completed and “iņaugurated" recently, “is not included in what Christ himself in presence of a large assemblage. ordained, and in the eyes of the whole The Lord Lieutenant, in terms graceful Christian Church a baptism without and eloquent, made the opening speech sponsors is a complete baptism;" that at the ceremony.
(Continued from page 30.) and at first there was an apparent improveRev. J. HOLROYD.—In the autumn of ment. During this visit his only surviving 1861, Mr. H. was seized with gastric fever, sister, who had been languishing for some caught whilst visiting one of his members. time, died of consumption. This bereaveProbably his previous decline of health ment, in his extremely debilitated state, and vigour increased his susceptibility
was a great trial. Moreover the cold keen to infection. The fever continued for air of that part of the country brought on several weeks, though he did not have it in a severe attack of pleurisy which still its most virulent form. As the symptoms more prostrated our brother's strength; so of fever declined, those of consumption that on his return he was feeble, and lookappeared; and it became evident to all
who ing thinner than he had ever done before. were not biassed by strong affection and In November he had another attack of sanguine hope, that there was not much pleurisy. Towards the latter end of ground to expect his recovery. Our dear December, the symptoms of disease inbrother always looked on the bright side.creased, and he began to decline more In the beginning of the year, notwith-rapidly. Yet, ill as he was, on Christmas standing a cough and continued hoarseness, Day, our brother attended the annual for some weeks he resumed the exercises meeting of the Mutual Improvement of the pulpit, but before the end of Feb-Society—a society in Barlestone that he ruary was obliged to give up preaching had been the means of organizing, and in altogether. Through the advice of anxious which he took great interest. Though friends, early in March our brother visited quite unfit to deliver an address, he evi. the Isle of Wight, to try effect of a change dently felt urged to it, under the conviction of air and a warmer climate; but nearly that it was probably the last time that he all the time he stayed there the weather should have the opportunity. The few was very cold and wet; and being a stranger solemn earnest words that he uttered were in a strange neighbourhood, he got low. deeply felt, and will be long remembered. spirited and nervous, and soon returned, He spoke most affectionately, as in the very little, if any, better. Shortly after- sight of God, and on the verge of eternity. wards, the expressed opinion of a physician As death drew near, his conceptions of the he had repeatedly consulted—that if he holiness of God seemed at first to unnerve should be restored to a considerable degree him; but the precious declaration, 1 John of health and strength, he would never be i. 9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful able to preach again—much depressed and and just to forgive us our sins, and to troubled him. But his spirits quickly cleanse us from all unrighteousness," was recovered their buoyancy, and but rarely applied with sweet power to his mind, and afterwards were his ordinary liveliness gave him comfort and confidence. and hopefulness disturbed. It would have On the Saturday before his death, his been gratifying to my friendship, and co-pastor brother Bott, and Mr. Haddon, probably useful to some of our readers, an Independent minister who lives in the if I felt myself at liberty to make liberal neighbourhood, called to see him, and he quotations from his correspondence about was able to converse freely. That evening, this time and onward to the close of his on being asked the state of his mind, be life; but I am held back by the apprehen- replied that he was perfectly peaceful. He sion that it would take up a larger space added—"I have not the shadow of a doubt than is apportioned to contributions of now, but I have no raptures; and I think this class. I will therefore content myself it is better so." In the course of the next with stating that during his long and try. day he exclaimed, “ Holy, holy, holy. ing affliction, our brother exercised the No sin there!” At another time" I long graces and manifested the spirit that he to gaze on a pure likeness, and to see Him had been accustomed to urge on others in as He is.” It became evident, in the night, similar circumstances, He was commonly that he was about to die. He himself was very cheerful, and though often sanguine fully conscious of it, and even noticed the under the disappointment of his hopes, progress of dissolution. The last words was submissive and resigned. Towards he could articulate were, “No sin there!" the latter end of June, some of his friends At about seven o'clock on Monday morning, in Yorkshire expressed a desire that our January 5th, 1863, his ransomed spirit brother would try the effect of his native passed from a state of suffering into the air. With this in view, he ventured to presence and joy of his Lord. attend the Association at Halifax; and On the following Thursday noon he was stayed in the neighbourhood a few weeks; I interred in the Barton burial ground. The
Mrs. Crabtree--Samuel Feber.
service was conducted by the Revs. E. Bott, or six miles from the chapel. Her and T. Stevenson, of Leicester, in the attendance on the means of grace, whilst presence of a deeply-affected audience. so distant from them as to her place of Publio reference was subsequently made residence, and during all kinds of weather, to this bereavement at Barton, by the sur- has often excited the astonishment and viving pastor, from the text that had been admiration of those who lived near the chosen by our late lamented brother. sanctuary. Vigorous in body and mind,
The highly esteemed minister whose deeply sensible of her unworthiness and memory we record, was a young man of obligations, trusting only in Christ, and modest manners, of an affectionate, social thoroughly consecrated to the service of spirit, and much energy of character. As her Saviour, she earnestly, perseveringly, a preacher, he was very fluent, earnest, and prayerfully, and successfully sought the sometimes eloquent. Though acceptable conversion of her whole family. Looking wherever be preached, probably his popu. well to her household, diligent and econolarity was affected by deficiency of control mical in her worldly concerns, a lover of over the shrillness and tones of his voice. home and of peace, warmly attached to the The ministrations of our late brother were cause of Christ, and giving practical and more indicative of mental fertility, than satisfactory evidence thereof, she lived and great effort or research. His subjects were died in the affections and praise of her diversified, and well chosen; and his ser- family, her Christian friends and neigh. mons were characterised by catholicity, bours. Her husband, about twelve years ago, pathos, and a liberal infusion of evangelic died in the faith of the gospel. Apparently truth. As a friend and pastor, brother as a recompence for her lengthened and Holroyd was much respected; and if it remarkable attendance on the house of had pleased God to spare his life and God, which continued for years after she health, there is no doubt he would have had attained to "threescore years and ten,” been a great blessing to the church during the last year of her life, when un. generally, and especially to that branch able longer to walk to her beloved sanctuary, of it in the neighbourhood in which he she had, through the kind arrangements lived.
of providence, a portion of her own large A short time before our late brother's house made into a chapel, in which the decline of health, the Home Missionary worship of God was regularly conducted, Society had requested him to become one and the Lord's Supper occasionally adof its secretaries. The willingness and ministered. A Sunday School has been aptitude he evinced to serve the Connexion, taught, meetings for prayer and the relation at the next meeting of the Committee, will of Christian experience, and other meetings be remembered with painful interest by of a benevolent character, have been held several of our readers.
therein. In some of these the departed After the lapse of nearly twelve months, took great interest, and derived from them we cannot reflect on this bereavement with such consolation as to make her last days out deep sorrow. Our young friend seemed her best days. She often spoke of her eminently fitted for usefulness, and we unworthiness, but she trusted only in regarded his settlement in the venerable Jesus. In her last affliction she said that Barton district with much pleasure and her Saviour had come to her and told her confidence. Our expectation is cut off — not to doubt. Assured that Jesus would but we, with the bereaved church and keep what she had committed unto Him, denomination, must bear with submission and desiring all survivors to consider their to the will of the All-wise and the Infinite, latter end, she departed hence, we doubt and solace ourselves with the remembrance not, to enjoy the blessedness of those who that "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, die in the Lord. May her children and to day, and for ever."
children's children, with an innumerable Leicester, Nov. 21, 1863.
number, meet her in heaven. Mrs. CRABTREE.—“The righteous shall SAMUEL FEBER.—Some of the disapbe in everlasting remembrance.” On the pointed hopes in the domestic circle and 14th of Nov., 1863, and in the 80th year of in the church during the year 1863 have her age, died Mrs. Crabtree, of Hurst Wood. been occasioned by the removal of the About forty-four years ago she united esteemed young friend whose name is at with the church at Shore, Todmorden, the head of this brief notice. He was Yorkshire. On the formation of the church born at the Frieldhurst, near Shore, at Vale, she became a member there. At Todmorden, Yorkshire, in December, 1844. the time of uniting with the church at S., Carefully trained under the care of a pious she lived three to four miles from the mother, he was accustomed to attend the chapel, and during her connection with Sabbath School and house of prayer from the church at Vale she has resided flve a very early age. Almost literally it might
be said, “He was born and nourished the pastor's Bible class, in the domestic there.” Some of the earliest exercises of circle, and among all his Christian friends, his mind had reference to religion and its he was highly esteemed and sincerely claims on his personal attention. Before loved. Always somewhat delicate, bis bodily he was ten years old he was anxious to go health was especially fluctuating during the with his mother to the “ experience last three years of his life. But notwith. meeting.” In an autobiography left from standing this, until a few months before which many interesting facts and para- his death, he was a regular attendant at graphs might be given, he says:-“When the public and social means of grace, an about ten years of age I had a strong attentive listener to the preached word, desire to enjoy religion and become the and a diligent reader. Evidence of this is Lord's, and shortly after that period was found in his diary left behind, in which for enabled to cast myself by faith as a poor years he regularly recorded exercises of sinner op Jesus as my Saviour. It is true mind, characteristics of public and social I did not then possess much knowledge, gatherings, incidents in Christian inter. but had sufficient, I trust, to enable me, course, notes of sermons heard, with 8 with childlike simplicity, to rely on Him. great variety of appropriate strictures and By degrees a clear sense of acceptance was observations—a record which will form an imparted to me—but the light dawned, affecting memento to his bereaved parents, and the darkness was chased away as when relatives and friends. " The morning light
In his last affliction his mind was calm Drives away the night,
and thoughtful, and generally cheerful and With the sun so bright and full."
hopeful. Many of his friends found in Having given satisfactory evidence of re. their visits to him a profitable means of newal in the spirit of his mind, he was grace. The full use of his mental faculties baptized with four others, March 21, 1856, were mercifully preserved to the last. He and united with the Shore church. From calmly watched and talked about the that time to the day of his death he gradu. approach of death, was firm in his faith in ally advanced in knowledge; and, as he Jesus, informed his sympathising friends had opportunity humbly and earnestly when the last messenger was at hand, and laboured in the service of Christ. Though not two minutes before he ceased to breathe diffident and unassuming, he was ready to could clearly articulate and assure them every good work, and manifested a degree that "all was right and well." Then respi. of thoughtfulness and wisdom far beyond ration ceased, and the redeemed and bappy his years. There was something so amiable spirit was borne hence. in his spirit and so attractive in his simple "So fades the summer cloud away, piety, that the church felt she might take So gently shuts the eye of day; special notice of him, without either foster- So sinks the gale when storms are oʻer, ing pride in his own heart, or exciting the
So dies the wave along the shore." envy of his older brethren. Hence he was S. Feber died at Lineholme, Todmorearly engaged as a teacher in the Sabbath den, April 10, 1863, aged 18 years. And school, in conducting public prayer meet. on Lord's-day, April 26, 1863, the Shore ings, and in addressing his fellow-men on chapel was crowded in every part, when the great themes of the gospel, and in all his removal was improved by the pastor of these was acceptable and useful. As a the church from 1 Thess. iv. 14. «Even fellow-worker in the kingdom and patience so them also that sleep in Jesus will God of Christ, as a member and secretary of bring with him."
T. G. S.
Notes of the Month.
- The boldness of Puseyism in the Eog. Papists keep true to their ancient super-lish Church is increasing, as the following stitions. The other day the Queen of advertisement in a recent number of the Spain, being somewhat indisposed, ordered Church Times will show : “Wanted, the right arm of St. John to be transferred Priest, with some experience in receiving from one of the churches of Catalonia to confessions, and an earnest preacher (er. her private chapel! The relic, so say the tempore preferred), for the senior curvey Madrid papers, will not be sent back till of a London church. He would be one of after her Majesty's accouchement. The four clergy, and must be able to sing the Bishop of Tréves, Arnoldi, of holy coat services, including the office of Holy celebrity, died of apoplexy early in January. Communion.” Bishop Colenso has been
found guilty of all the "counts." He still sledge-riding, the news came of the disprotests against the jurisdiction of the covery of another plot to assassinate the court, and so of the metropolitan. We do Emperor. It turns out to have been what not wonder that quiet Churchmen should is called "a police plot," that is, a convebe annoyed with this heretical bishop, and nient scare-crow to frighten the French especially that after having attempted to people away from the free-speaking depu. show that Genesis was not historical, ties, MM. Thiers, Berryer, &c., and their he should now more than insinuate that imaginary projects. Mazzini was greatly the ideas and language of the Gospels defamed by one of the gang of conspirators, have been anticipated in the “Book of but has denied all complicity with this or Enoch !” What next ?- The new Arch- any other plot to kill Louis Napoleon. bishop of Dublin has been duly installed, We have seldom read anything more proand also his successor in the Deanery fanely fulsome than the address of M. de of Westminster, Dr. Stanley. Another Bonnechose, archbishop of Rouen, on his vacancy has occurred on the bishop's installation as a cardinal. He describes bench. Dr. Turton, the Bishop of Ely, is Louis Napoleon as “the prince who has dead. If the juvenescent premier holds re-opened the gates of the Eternal City to office much longer he will have made the the Vicar of Jesus Christ, and still defends entire bench. Some of the evangelical it against the parricidal strategems of unlaymen of the Establishment have started grateful and rebellious children,” and then a series of special services. Mr. Robert coldly tells him that he is a sort of little Baxter, Captain Fishbourne, Major Brooke, Providence. Of Eugenie, the . flattering Lord Radstock, and others, are taking part cardinal says, “her piety makes the peo- . in it.— The Wesleyans are determined to ple feel that God in taking her by the turn their Mission Jubilee to good and hand to elevate her to that high rank, had substantial account. The General Com- a special predilection for France." The mittee propose to raise £150,000. Already Government has been defeated in two £100,000 have been promised.--The vari- other elections.—Garibaldi has resigned ous auxiliaries of the Baptist Missionary his seat in the Italian Chambers. The Society are bestirring themselves to wipe Diritto, a Democratic journal of Turin, off the heavy debt now pressing upon the has published a proclamation from Gari. Parent Society. At present we have seen baldi, announcing the formation of a com. no statement of what has actually been mittee to promote Italian unity. The done.
paper has been seized, and the publication GENERAL.
of the address declared to be illegal.
Austria professes to be anxious to prevent ANOTHER heir to the throne of England! the struggle now pending in Denmark This is the chief event of the past month. from becoming European, conscious that The Prince of Wales is richer than he was in such an event, doubtless, Venice by the birth of a son. The event hap- would slip away from her, and Hungary pened unexpectedly at Frogmore. How- become troublesome. Kossuth has already ever, the Princess and her little one have issued an address to the Hungarians, but been doing well, and the Queen, after opinions are divided as to its probable visiting her daughter-in-law, has returned issue.-Portugal is ahead of England. A to Osborne House.-Parliament will meet bill has recently been submitted to the early this month. Some quidnuncs pre- Chamber of Deputies decreeing the abolidict that this next session will even be tion of capital punishment, except for quieter than the two preceding ones. military crimes committed in the event There is no hope of any very liberal of the country being at war with some measure from such a House.- The Em-foreign power.-Spain has just passed peror of the French has again occupied a through another ministerial crisis. Escalarge share of attention. His new year's lante, the Protestant prisoner, has rereception passed off very quietly, and just canted, and his letter of recantation is pubwhen the newspapers were full of para- lished.—The Schleswig-Holstein affair is graphs about his skating and Eugenie's said to be, in diplomatic phrase, "capable