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fighting armies and conquering heroes, the County Association, have with Jesus Christ at their head, to esta- erected new and far more spacious
erected new and far more spacious blish his kingdom. The author, guided by the interpretations which Christ and
places of worship; and nearly every
Pia his spirit gave in the New Testament of chapel in the smaller towns has been the meaning of the Old Testament pre considerably enlarged. Since the dictions respecting the Messiah, bas formation of the Hampshire Sogiven a description of the millenium, ciety for promoting religion in the not as consisting of the temporal reign of Christ, but of his more extended, pure, county and its vicinity, twentyand glorious spiritual reign. The writer one new chapels have been erected, always keeps before the mind of the and three buildings fitted for reader, the spiritual nature of the king
places of Worship, within the dom of Christ, and through the whole book, attributes the glorious change to county, or on its borders, either by be produced in society to the agency of the benevolence of individuals, the truth and of the spirit, to whom the the contributions of congregations, work of evangelizing the world is as
or the direct arrangements of the signed, and who has already done so much to prepare the way for it.”
Society in towns or villages
where the Gospel had not been Dr. Bogue's mind was ever en previously introduced. In eleven gaged with some important plan of the places alluded to, a church of usefulness. In May, 1820, he has been formed and regularly favoured this Magazine, and seve- constituted : and in seven of those ral other religious miscellapies, places there is a resident ordained with an important Proposal for establishiny a University for Dis- by the congregation. In all these senters, which excited much dis- places there is a Sunday School, cussion in private circles, and in conducted by the gratuitous inthe pages of our work; and structions of persons in the neighwhich, doubtless, contributed much bourhood. In the production of to prepare the minds of opulent these gratifying effects much must Dissenters to unite in the esta- undoubtedly be attributed to the blishment of that University which, counsel and intluence of Dr. we hope, will ere long grace this Bogue.” metropolis. These extensive and - Dr. Bogue was united in marvaried engagements did not, how- riage to Miss Charlotte Uffington, ever, abstract his mind from local in 1788, a lady generally esteemduties. As a pastor and a neigh- ed for her amiable spirit, intellibour his labours and usefulness gent mind, agreeable manners, and were abundant. To employ again decided piety. They had a fathe language of Mr. Griffin, than mily of four sons and three daughwhom no one is better prepared to ters, who were successively degive a testimony to his labours, voted to the Lord in baptism by “ The efficiency of his character their friend Dr. Winter; and their was powerfully experienced in the parents were faithful to discharge County Association, which he the solemn obligations which was the mean, of forming, strength that ordinance involves. Amidst ening, and invigorating. His at- abounding labours, Dr. B. did not tendance with the ministers, his neglect his household ; and it was advice, prayers, and preaching, his happiness to see them grow. were highly beneficial to all the ing up to manhood around him, congregations in the county and with accomplished and sancits vicinities. It is a pleasing and 'tified minds. These pleasures grateful subject of recollection, were, alas! but of short continuthat within the period of his resi- ance; for, says Mr. James, “ dudence in Gosport, the congrega- ring the latter period of his life, tions, in all the large towns within he was severely tried by domestic affliction, and was thus placed in broken on its stem, just when puta situation which afforded him an ting forth its full-blown beauty opportunity of uniting the milder and its richest fragrance, was beauty of the passive graces, with smitten by the rude hand of death, the bold energy of the active vir- and fell, with all his youthful tues. About eleven years ago, honours, on the ashes of his mohe was deprived by death of one ther and his brothers. But how of his sons, who sunk to the tomb did the father bear this four-fold at the age of twenty-two: about bereavement? Like one that rethe same time, his eldest daughter, cognized in every stroke the aphaving married a respectable mi- pointment of a God who, however nister, crossed the Atlantic, and seemingly severe in his dealings, settled in America. Three years or really mysterious in his schemes, since, the destroyer of our family is always wise, and just, and circles entered his habitation à good: like one who knew that his second time, and laid another of own approaching dissolution would his sons in the grave. This vene- soon restore to him those dear rable minister, then nearly se- friends, torn from him by the ruthventy-three years of age, equally less hand of the last enemy.' removed from unmanly stoicism His unmarried daughter still reand unchristian sorrow, preached mained, like a ministering angel, a funeral sermon for his own child, to comfort him in his old age, to in which all the father appeared be the companion of his home, supported and hallowed by all the and a light in his dreary habita. saint. Of these two interesting tion; but the assiduities of filial young men, a touching memoir love, and the tender offices of siswas drawn up by one of the sur- terly affection, which had been perviving brothers, which, together formed at the dying beds of a mowith the funeral sermon just al- ther and three brothers,” were too luded to, was printed for private much for her strength, and she too circulation. Mr. David Bogue, sunk on the bed of sickness, from the author of this beautiful piece which she has not yet risen; and the of biography, was then the clas- result is anticipated with gloomy ap. sical tutor in the academy over prehensions. “ Her father, though which his revered father pre- called to endure the affliction of sided; of which office he dis- seeing her suffer, and of anticicharged the duties with singular pating her removal, was spared ability, and will ever be remem- this last woe, Never were afflic. bered with delight and gratitude, tions borne with more dignified by those who enjoyed his instruc- grief, or more christian submistion. About a year and a half sion. It seemed as if the clouds ago, Mrs. Bogue, whose consti- of sorrow were permitted to coltution never recovered the shock lect around his setting sun, to reit received by the death of her flect more brightly, as he was resons, followed them to the sepul- tiring from earth, the varied effulchre, and left her bereaved hus- gence of his christian character." band to prove by experience, that It had long been the devout there is a woe for mortals, far prayer and earnest wish of Dr. more bitter than the loss of chil- Bogue that every town in the dren. David, who had devoted county of Hants should enjoy a his fine talents to the legal pro- preached gospel ; and for several fession, and bid fair to be a bright years before his death this was ornament of the English bar, was happily the case, with only one exdestined to be the next victim. ception. The inhabitants of AlresAlas ! he too, like a lovely flower, ford, however, had repeatedly repelled, with determined hostility, Sabbaths, he preached in his vestry, its introduction. At length pre- on the transfiguration of Christ; judice gave way, a meeting-house and on one of them, he adminiswas built, and with great satis- tered in the same place the Lord's faction did he sign a recommenda- Supper. tion of its case, which accomplish- “On Lord's-day the 16th of Oced a fond wish of his heart, and tober, he finished his public testion the day he died that house of mony. His subjects of discourse prayer was first occupied for the were very memorable. In the service of God.
morning, he preached at Portsea a At the close of the academical funeral sermon occasioned by the session at Gosport, last July, Dr. decease of a relative of the Rev. Bogue engaged, as usual, to spend John Griffin. His text was, · And bis vacation in the laborious duties not only they, but ourselves also, of a missionary tour.
who have the first-fruits of the “ The last time he preached in Spirit, even we ourselves groan his own pulpit,” says Dr. Winter, within ourselves, waiting for the “ was on Lord's-day, the 7th of adoption, to wit, the redemption August. On that occasion, the of our body. In the afternoon twentieth chapter of the Acts of and evening, he addressed a part the Apostles, from which the text of his own flock in the vestry, on of this evening is selected, was the character and the translation read at the beginning of the ser- of Enoch: • And Enoch walked vice. He preached on the apos- with God, and he was not, for tolical benediction, which he had God took him.'” pronounced thousands of times in The return of the Missionary the course of his ministry : • The Meeting for the coenty of Sussex, grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, in October, induced the friends at and the love of God, and the fel. Brighton to request his valuable lowship of the Holy Spirit, be services. He addressed, in a letter with you all. Amen.' And he to the Rev. J. N. Goulty, their took leave of his church at the Secretary, the following reply :commemorative supper of his Lord.
“Gosport, Sept. 14, 1825. The following day, he commenced
" In compliance with the wishes of « There was,” says Mr. Goulty, lic meeting, he said, that this was, “ a peculiar interest and cheerful. no doubt, wisely ordered, and, ness about him on the day he ar- that, while those who were getting rived at Brighton, interrupted oc- old in the service, must expect to casionally by evident indications be prevented; it was a great pleaof pain. The only part which he sure to him to see so many young was able to take in our Missionary persons, and, particularly in the Services, was the prayer before ministry, rising up to succeed the Sermon preached by the Rev. them. When, in answer to, his George Clayton, on Tuesday even- inquiries as to the character and ing, the 18th inst. in this pulpit. spirit of the meeting, he was told, Those of us who knew him, ob- that it was peculiarly interesting served with much regret, that he and devout, and, that the accounts was evidently suffering great pain. from India, and from the Sandwich At the same time it was impossible Islands were most encouraging, he not to notice a peculiar sweetness said, repeatedly, as if impatient to and simplicity in his petitions. utter his praise, “ THAT THAT is Oh! had we known that these remarkable, I am glad to hear THAT,' would have been his last, how "That is very pleasing, God IS would we have hung upon his lips, blessing his own work.' and desired a personal interest in “ Every expression from him his supplications at the throne of was accompanied with some word grace; the effectual fervent prayer of gratitude and praise for his mer. of a righteous man availeth much.? cies.
your Committee, I shall be happy to rena missionary journey into War
der you every assistance in my power at wickshire and Worcestershire. On your ensuing anniversary. As it is termhis return, he spent one Lord's-day time at Gosport, I shall, as last year, in London, when he preached for
come to you on the Tuesday and return
on Thursday. I pray that God may fahis two friends, the Rev. John
vour ns with his presence and blessing. Arundel and the Rev. George The meeting last year was peculiarly Burder, the Secretaries of the Lon. pleasing. I have seldom been at one don Missionary Society. On re
more generally interesting. May this be
still more so ; and if our prayers ascend turning home, he found that this
to heaven for a double portion of the place of worship, which had been spirit of Christ, we have reason to hope shut up for repairs, was not ready we shall be favoured with it. In the early to be re-opened. On the first Sab
part of my vacation, I was three weeks
on a Missionary expedition into Warwickbath he attended the morning wor
shire and Staffordshire, and had the pleasure ship in the chapel of ease, where to find all, both ministers and people, arhe heard, with much pleasure, the dent in their zeal for the cause of Missions." excellent young clergyman who When he left his home to fulfil officiates there. In the afternoon this engagement on Tuesday mornand evening, he preached in a ing, 18th October, his old female neighbouring village, which has servant observed that “her master been for many years supplied by had not looked and acted so well his students. On the following for a long time."
“ Late in the evening of the “On one occasion he said, same day, calling me out of the "What a blessing it is to be inroom, he expressed his sorrow that terested in the Gospel before such he should be come hither to be ill a time as this arrives. We have at my house, and requested that I much to be thankful for. would procure some surgical at- “His fervent petitions and fatendance. This was immediately therly blessing on my leaving him done : but.. the sickness was unto last Lord's-day, before the morning death,' and the places that once service, were peculiarly affecting knew him, were to know him no and impressive. May God, from more for ever.'
Sabbath to Sabbath, answer his “During his affliction, Dr. Bogue prayer for an extensive blessing on said but little, but what he did a preached gospel. When on sesay, was that substance, which veral occasions, he was asked if might have been greatly attenuated. he was comfortable, he replied inThe nature of his disease, the cir- variably quite so, I thank you, cumstances of our public engage quite so.' .We fear, Sir, that ments, and the fear of intruding the time appears heavy to you, upon our time, together with an being so much alone.' '. No, he habitual disposition to make light said, " I thank you, I prefer it, I of his maladies, all operated to in- am not alone, the Father is with duce him to say as little as was “me.' necessary: but the strength, and “When his daughter, Mrs. Parpower, and delightful savour of his ker, communicated to him the opiexpressions, and the decision, and nion of his medical attendants, that calmness, and resignation of his there was now no hope of his remind, will, I hope, never be for- covery, he calmly replied, · Well, gotten by us.
my dear, the will of the Lord be “ Speaking to him of the disap- done.Read to me the 32d Psalm;' pointment which was felt on ac. after which he said, “now, shut count of his absence from the pub- the door, and I will pray with you.' This was indeed a father's prayer, day, 25th October, in the 76th year consisting entirely of suitable and of his age. fervent supplications for himself as The particulars of his funeral, a dying believer ånd for his chil when “ devout men carried him to dren, whom he mentioned severally, his burial, and made great lamenby name, and commended them to tations over him,” are before our his God and Saviour. He seemed readers. We shall not attempt to in this prayer to have been very sketch his character, which might solicitous that his afflicted daughter fill a volume, but close this article might recover; and that those of with the following resolution of the the family who should live the Directors of the Missionary Solongest,' might be the subjects of ciety in reference to his death :perpetual care and blessing.
" -That, in recording this mournful " Soon after this I spent a short event, the Directors would express the time with him, which I regarded
feelings of their minds on the soleinn
occasion. Their deceased friend was one as peculiarly sacred-endeavour
of the very first projectors of the Society; ing to comfort him, I repeated the
toward the establishment of which he promise, • I will never leave thee, materially contributed, and for the extennor forsake thee,' upon which, with
sion and prosperity of which he directed an effort of his exhausted strength,
the best energies of his powerful and
well-informed mind for the space of thirty but with a delightful energy, he years. By his prayers, his writings, his said, " Ah, remember that stands example, his journeys, and, above all, by in the highest character,' (alluding his direction and superintendence of the to the peculiarity in the original of
Missionary Seminary at Gosport, in which
many eminent and useful Missionaries that passage, in which the force of
have been trained, he has been rendered, the expression is so strong, that it by the blessing of God, one of the chief might be rendered, “I will never, instruments of the Society's prosperity. never — no, never — never forsake
The loss of such an efficient and disin
terested labourer cannot be calculated : thee.) To the question, • Is your
yet, while it is sincerely and deeply lamind, my dear Sir, still supported ? mented, the Directors would return their he replied, "Yes, I thank you, I devout thanks to God, the source of all am looking to that compassionate
gracious influence, who rendered his in
strumentality so beneficial ; and who conSaviour, whose blood cleanseth
tinued him amongst them, in full activity, from all sin. It is encouraging till he had reached the seventy-sixth year to us, Sir, to receive the testimony, of his life. and to witness the support of the
" The Directors are fully assured, that
the numerous members and friends of the Gospel in those who have long
Society will sympathize with them in the been in the service.' He said, feelings thus expressed: and will unite "Yes, it is valuable, and I am able with them, in thanksgiving to God, for to say, I know whom
I have be-
late lamented friend; and in earnest suplieved. His state of exhaustion
plication for a copious supply of the Holy and disease rendered his subse- Spirit, that many more faithful men may quent words unintelligible; atlength be qualified, by as able an instructor, for he sunk into a stupor, from which
stunor from which the all-important work of Missions, and he never recovered 'till his spirit
from time to time be sent forth to preach
among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of departed about 9 o'clock on Tues- Chrisi."
ORIGINAL ESSAYS, COMMUNICATIONS, &c.
nuun ON PULPIT STYLE. . « On an OrnamentedPulpit Style," (To the Editors.)
which appears to me to call for GENTLEMEN,- I have read, in some further observations on the your January number, an article subject. Fully agreeing with the New SERIES, No. 14.