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and to converse upon heavenly grog for tea and sugar. I have subjects, and to pray with and for each many conversations with them. I other, and help each other on the way. know that there is a free and a full I was at our chapel in town last salvation offered to every one who Sunday night, and was much blessed. will accept of it. My very heart A great many soldiers were present, yearns after my shipmates, and I and I think there are soldiers of the know that what God has done for us, Croes' there."
He can also do for them. The Lord I give an extract from a letter from greatly refreshed us with showers of a marine on board one of H. M. ships, blessing while at Nagasaki. There dated Japan, December 1st, 1872. It were large gatherings of our brethren is a beautiful proof that though men from the Cadmus,' and `Juno,' and leave England for foreign service, they 'Curlew,' and 'Iron Dake, and are not lost to Christ, and also a proof 'Salamis.' We met at Mr. Burnside's, that on board our ships of war there the English missionary, on Thursday are many devoted Christians, who nights and on Sundays. It was good need the sympathy and prayers of to meet all in one accord, with melody God's people. "I am happy to tell in our hearts, praying and singing you that I have one brother in the praises unto the Lord, It pat me in ship with me. He was brought to the mind of that blessed meeting when Lord about six weeks ago, when we we shall be for over with the Lord.” were lying at Nagasaki. He has told I trust that by an arrangement with me that when he has seen me reading the Rochester trustees, a large number my Biblo, he often would have liked to of our men may attend the Rochester have oomo and had a talk with me. A chapel on the Sunday evening. But missionary came on board to see me, every day I feel the want of an and to have a little meeting on the adequate Soldiers' Home. Six hundred lower deck with as many of the men pablic houses (with their manifold as would come together, so that night appliances for evil, some pandering to we had about eight men. After Mr. all that is low and repulsive) are found Burnside had gone away, my comrade in these towns,-& noble Soldiers' came and told me how he was feeling: Institute, but no Soldiers' Home and I gave him such exhortation as worthy the name, where godly men my Heavenly Father enabled me to do. may meet for mutual prayer and ....I press onward, doing my duty to encouragement. I hope this require. God and to man, so far as I have ment will soon be met. strength given unto me. I may say &
RICHARD HARDY. number of young men leave their
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. MR. JOHN CRESSY died on March 5th, with great admiration, and the more 1872, at Pocklington, in the seventy. because at this time he was led to sixth year of his age. He was born at accept God's offered morcy through Market. Weighton, but was taken in Christ. very early life to Driffield. When he Following, as he believed, the lead. was fifteen years of age, the Revs. ings of Divine Providence, he left the Zechariah Taft, Francis West, and quietude and associations of Driffield for William Smith were the ministers Bradford, Yorkshire, a town then beginappointed to the Driffield Circuit. Ofning to rise to the mercantile importthese men of God, he often spoke once to which it bas since attained in
the West Riding. Here he found, in They unitedly hired a room near the the zenith of his usefulness and the dock, where they met, and prayed, and full tide of his popularity, the Rep. wept, and rejoiced ; and thus laid the David Stoner, under whose heart- foundation of a cause which under searching ministry he sat with profit God has so increased, that, ere Mr. and delight for three years. At this Cressy departed hence, he saw the period he obtained the blessing of place of his former isolation and " perfect love," in which he rejoiced distress constituted the head of & to the day of his death. "Not slothful Circuit, in business ; fervent in spirit ; serving in the year 1830 he removed to Hull the Lord," are terms descriptive of and became fixed in business ; which the character conspicuouslymanifested he pursued with his accustomed dili. in Mr. Cressy whilst residing at Brad. gence, and in which success attended ford. Without a recollected intermis. his endeavours. Here he again felt sion, the following were his Sabbath at home, and dwelt with his own day engagements and enjoyments people. Not given to change, not for the eight years during which he "carried about with divers and strange remained in that town:-“Rose to doctrines," and his heart being "estabattend the band-meeting at five A.M.; lished with grace," he was raised to at seven went to the preaching; at offices of trust. First at Scott Street, nine attended the Sunday-school; at and then at Waltham Street, he had TWO P.M. went to public service in the the charge of a class committed to chapel; at four attended the class him, for which he daily carod, and tho meeting; at six again went to public members of which he strove to lead service; after which joined in a public on in the Divine life. prayer-meeting in the chapel, or some H e retired from the cares and cottage.”
activity of business in the year 1864,Underwhat circumstances the seed not to indulge in slothfulness and of the Kingdom" has been sown in unconcern, but to devote the evening of many places is unrecorded, and is his days more fully and unregervedly unknown to us. Sometimes, in a com. to the service of his Lord and Master, paratively short period, results of the In the same year he came to Pocklingmost gracious and encouraging kind
ton, with the fixed determination, “ If have appeared to spring from the
m the tho Lord will," he said, "there to live humblest causeg. In the year 1827 and die ; and there," he added, "to the finger of God seemed to point out
be buried.” His ruddy cheek, his the way for Mr. Crossy to leave Brad. placid brow, his cheerful voico, his ford, and to reside at Goole. The elastic step, his constant and devout change was great, and the contrast, in attendance at the services of the house
spiritual senso, most painful. He of God, are well remembered ; and his found there no chapel. no means of visits to the sick, the dying, and the grace, no spiritual associates. He felt destituto, are spoken of with the most a stranger in a strange place. He wept grateful feelings, and are referred to when the Sabbath returned, and the as a powerful incentive to holy zeal remembrance of former privileges led and spiritual activity. But him to inquire, “Why am I here? a time
« Timo will rust the brightest blade, 'in a dry and thirsty land, where no
Years will break the strongest bow." water is.'" In vain he longed for the communion of saints. He sought for A paralytic seizure deprived him of one like-minded, who could speak as speech, and rendered him almost helphe spoke, feel as he felt, and who could less. He now, with but few exceptions, join with him in prayer and praise, could only be seen in the retirement At last one, and only one, was found. and quietude of home, waiting till his change came. Yet his face was still lit application of which he never tired up with a smile, indicating the peace of listening,-he often spoke with fulness which * kept his heart and regret, almost bordering on indigna. mind" through Christ Jesus. His tion, at the modern outery for abridged Lord, for whose coming, as a good and services and short sermons. High, faithful servant he had been looking, unbending rectitude charaeterized came as one expected and welcome. Mr. Chubb's business transactions; and No torturing pain, no severe mental the text of Scriptore chosen for his conflict, was connected with the disso memorial card was strikingly approlution of the earthly tabernacle: be priate :-“ As for me, Thon upholdest fell asleep, calm as are the slambers me in mine integrity, and settest me of infancy, and so entered into rest. before Thy face for ever."
A. B. His charities took a wide range, and
were dispensed with a most bountiful Me Joux CHUBB was born at Port- hand. With him it was 20 nice caledsea, November 13th, 1815. He was a lation of what must be given in order Methodist of the fourth generation; to quiet the demands of conscience, his father, grandfather, and great and just fulfil a recognized obligation. grandfather having been members of “Not gradgingly, or of necessity," did the Wesleyan-Methodist Society. His he contribute to objects of piety and istker remored to London in 1827. philanthropy. He was the “ cheertal From his youth Mr. Chubb enjoyed giver," devising liberal things; one grast advantages in the society of who entered with all his heart into some of the most gifted and infinen. the meaning of those words of the tial Methodist ministers. Privileged Lord Jesus, “It is more blessed to intercourse of this kind he highly give than to receive." By this warm. valued; it greatly contributed to the hearted and large-hearted benevolence formstion of his religious character; he was a “saceourer of many." In an and to this may be traced, in so small alle sketch of Mr. Chubb's character, degree, that enlightened and deroted from the pen of an eminent minister, attachment to Methodism for which there are remarks bearing on this he was pre-eminentis distinguished particular, which we shall take leave
Religious decision was taken by him in to introduce bere. **One department of early life. He joined a Society-class, and Christian charity, very dear to the the profession then made, This people Master, antrumpeted as the reticent, shall be my people, and their God my sensitive, and honourable need which God, was maintained with an arering it reliered, was his delicate monii. steadfastness to the end. The faith cence to Methodist ministers whose anfeigned" which dreli in him had excessire labours had redaced them to as its retailingelement, the filis) fear an ill-pensioned disablement. Serera! and love of God. His religious co choice ministers are not in Cirenitrictions were intensely esmest, and wort after a season of Sapernumerarythey were expressed in various forms ship, whose recovery was expedited by of practical piety. In the services of Nz. Chubb's thoughtful and tender the sanctuary he aleats took great beneficence.** delight. Lord, I have loved the habi. Ministers and their families never tation of Thy house, and the place bad a more hearty and generous friend where Thine bonour dveleth, ** well than Xr. Chubb. He was ever ready deseribes the sentiments of regard to promote their comfort. They were which be felt for the ordinances of welcomed to his house, and made to Divine worship Deront in spirit, and feel that the hospitalities and attencherishing a profound reverence for taons which they received were no Holy Seripture,--to the exposition and were conventional courtesies, but the
expression of a real and deep affec. hood, he was ever ready to help tion.
Christian efforts in other places, his He showed a special interest in kindliness of manner enhancing the ministers' children. Somo years ago value of his substantial aid. · He occu. be provided a silver medal to be given pied various offices in the Liverpoolevery year to the most deserving boy Road, Brixton Hill, and Mostyn-Road at New Kingswood School; and it was Circuits successively, giving himself with much gratification that he found with much devotedness to the work of soon after this arrangement was made, erecting the noble chapel and school. a son of one of his oldest friends rooms at Mostyn-Road. For about a obtaining this distinction two years in quarter of a century he was District succession. He was also one of two Treasurer to the “Worn-out Ministers' or three gentlemen whose generous Fund;" and it was with much glad. guarantee against loss in the establish. ness that the members of the District ment of the ministers' daughters Meeting, after his lamonted decease, school at Olapton, led to the perma. found his son, Mr. George H. Chubb, nent supply of a serious and long-felt filling his esteemed father's place, want.
and showing that he inherited his To the various institutions of Meth. father's spirit. odism Mr. Chubb gave a ready and Mr. Chubb held clearly-defined liberal support ; but, catching the opinions. Every one knew that he spirit of the eminent ministers with was a “ Conservative." He regarded whom he first became acquainted in the tendencies to extreme Radicalism his father's house, he was particularly which mark what are called “adattached to the cause of Foreign Mis. Vanced politics," as among the most sions. Few who heard his remarks at perilous signs of the times. But with the celebration of the Missionary Jubi- good men who differed from him in lee, will forget the emphasis with which many of his views, some of them he declared that then was the time belonging to other denominations, he when Methodists “ought to give out held pleasant intercourse. Between of capital.” At an unusually early him and the late Dr. Guthrie there age he was made a member of the existed an intimate friendship; and General Missionary Committee, where when the Doctor paid a visit to Lon. his presence and his counsels were don, he was accustomed to consider always welcomed. The year before Mr. Chubb's house as his home. his lamented death he took the chair A Protestant of the truest type, Mr. at the Annual Meeting of the Society Chubb was strongly opposed to Romanin Exeter Hall, introducing the busi- ism alike on religious and secular ness of the day in a speech marked by grounds. He distinctly saw that its ripe thought and calm, deep feryour doctrines and practices were utterly at
Mr. Chubb was a man on whom variance with the Christianity of the dependence could always be placed. New Testament, and that its ambitious Whatever obligations he undertook pretensions were equally fatal to the were conscientiously discharged; and most valued civil rights. He looked very diligent and persevering were his with just apprehension on public in. efforts to extend the kingdom uf Christ. difference to the growth of Romanism, His active sympathies were as wide as and also on the unsuspicious readiness they were deep. While freely laying to concede political power and influtime, money, and influence under con ence to a plotting, insidious system, tribution for the work of God in his which never will be, and never can be, own Circuit, and always looking out satisfied with anything short of parafor opportunities of evangelical enter. mount power in the State. prike in his own immediate neighbour. We have sometimes thought that å ras chiefly in his domestic life that which is above every dame was occathe excellencier of Mr. Chabb's cha- sionally whispered in his ear, in conroter were most conspicuously seen, nection with the great things of the Certainly it was there that some of the soul, there were indications that seered Eper traits were the most distinctly emotion was stirred. On the early and sttractively brought out. Tender. dawn of his last Sabbath on earth, Dass of section, and thoughtful, his wife, strongly sustained by the courteous attentions to those who Lord's grace, sang by his bed-side the Surrounded him in the happy home. 714th hymn, beginning, cercle with the evident desire and purpose to promote their welfare, gave
"God of my life, through all my to his entire bearing a winning grace,
days," eto. which all who saw could not but As those exquisite and most approadmira He was a lover of home, and priate verses, so familiar to him, fell opery inmate of the home loved him. on his ear, they seemed somewhat
The end of so valued and honourable to wake up the intelligence which a He came very saddenly and unes disease had 80 painfully affected. pectedly. On the Sunday morning of Another three days of anxions susthe 20th of October, 1872, Mr. Chubb pense, and then the release oame. was in his usual place in Mostyn-Road On the day of the funeral a large chanel; the service bad for him and circle of friends gathered at « the his family s feature of special interest, house of mourning,” and yet it was not for the baptism of his youngost child altogether “ the house of mourning." Vis to take place, and the minister Christian consolation and hope lightengaged for the occasion was the Rev. ened the surrow of that sad day. Some Dr. Osborn, an old and highly-valued verses of the 386th lymp were sang, and friend. The Liturgical portion of the the Rev. G. O. Harvard read the one service, in which Mr. Chabb always hundred and second Psalm, the last book partionlar delight, had been con- verses of which had been the special cinded, and his infant son had been subject of Mr. Chubb's meditation on the presented to the Lord in baptism, morning of his seizure. The venerable when, on entering the restry, Thomas Jackson delivered an address, his stop was observed to falter. in which he dwelt with much force Inconsciousness soon came on, the and affection on reminiscences of Mr. effect of a serious paralytic seizure. Chubb, whom he had known from his For ton drys he lingered, receiving youth, and then offered a prayer of every attention that medical skill striking pathos and power oonla devise, and the most devoted The numerous body of workmen affection conld minister. Prayer, too, from Messrs. Chubb and Sun's London was offered in public and in private, works met the funeral procession at that his life might be spared; but the Beckenham Church, where a very Lord, whose "ways are not as ourways," impressive service celebrated the last S&T fit to deny the request. There rites of Christian love oper a friend were intervals of partial consciousness, whose departure has created a wideenabling him to recognize those who spread sense of loss, were around him. When that Name
RECENT DEATHS. NOVEMBER 30th, 1872,-At CoNump. Samnel Shephard, aged sixty-one. He ton, in the Tiverton Circuit, Mr, formerly resided at Halberton, in the