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(without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... 434 CONCLUSION. testimony given to his worth by the Bishop of
Winchester, who, in addressing the members of the British and
Foreign Bible Society soon after his death, described him as an
individual 'associated in their minds with everything pious and
benevolent.' I have before alluded to his courtesy towards
applicants of every kind, and the unbounded generosity with which
he relieved the necessities of those who he knew intended no
imposture. All ministers have not the means of giving to the needy,
but all may be 'pitiful and courteous.' The last trait in the
character of my venerable guardian I shall mention, is the
determination he acted on to go nowhere but as a minister; the
consequence of which was, that he was universally useful. I do not
so much allude to his public engagements, as to his private
intercourse with his friends; and all who were favoured with his
acquaintance will acknowledge, that he appeared as much a pastor in
their houses, as he did when urging them, in animated appeals from
the pulpit, to walk in the light of the Lord. Whenever, also, he
saw anything in the private life of his friends which he considered
inconsistent with a profession of religion, he never failed to
point it out, but with such evident kindness and delicacy, that
defects were corrected without feelings being wounded. Where,
however, gentle remonstrance was unavailing, he did not scruple to
rebuke the faults of his people. To draw folk to heaven -with
fairness, By good example, this was his business. But if he knew
any person obstinate, Whether he were of high or low estate, Him
would he reprove sharply for the nonce. A better priest I trow no
where there is; He waited after no pomp or reverence; He made
himself no spiced conscience, But Christ's lore, and his apostles
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