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THE REV, HENRY WILLIAM unwell from the extreme coldness COULTHURST, D. D.
of his ride : but nothing serious Dret, December 11, the Rev. was apprehended, either by bimself Henry William Coulthurst, D. D., or bis friends ; though it is probaVicar of Halifax, in the sixty-fourth ble that his having been so long year of bis age. His father was of on horseback, on a very cold day, a respectable family in Yorkshire, accelerated his dissolution. On but had settled at Barbadoes, where the 11th; his servant went to call the subject of this obituary was him at the appointed hour of seven born; who was educated in Eng. o'clock, when he received orders land, first at Hipperholme, near to come again at eight. He did so, Halifax, and afterwards at St. and was then told by the Doctor John's College, Cambridge. He that he would be ready for him in took his B. A. degree in 1775, ten minutes. At his return, after and was
the second wrangler; the lapse of this short period, he and, soon after, obtained one of found bis master apparently lifeless: Dr. Smith's prizes for his profi
: Medical assistance was immediately ciency, in mathematics and natural sent for, but in vain : the spark of philosophy. In 1777, being a se- life was totally extinct! It is pronjor bachelor, he obtained one of bable; from the posture in which he the prizes given by the members was found, that he was seized with for a dissertation in Latin prose. an apoplectic fit when attempting to He was afterwards elected a Fellow rise. of Sidney College, where he resided He was buried in the chancel of till he became Vicar of Halifax. the parish church of Halifax, on He held the office of Moderator in December 10th ; the parish of the years 1784 and 1785; and, in ficers, his brother magistrates, and the latter part of his residence in several of the clergy preceding the the university, he was tutor of bis corpse, and twelve of the incumcollege. He was very conspicu- bents of benefices in that populous ous for his brilliant, but innocent, and extensive parish supporting wit; and many instances of this the pall. Some hundreds of genare remembered at Cambridge and tlemen and respectable inhabitants elsewhere. He was also much es- of the town and neighbourhood, teemed and followed at Cambridge, voluntarily assembled to pay a sinas an excellent preacher; having cere tribute of respect to their labeen the ministër of St. Sepulchre's mented vicar, and formed a long in that town.
procession, following the other He was inducted, December iñourners in silence and tears. A 1790, to the vicarage of Hali- vast concourse also of persons fax ; and, in 1791, he took his de- attended as spectators, who comgree of D. D. On Dec. 10, 1817, pletely filled the spacious church. he' rode from Halifax to the house The utmost decorum, however, of his friend, J. H. Smyth, Esq. was observed ; and nothing could M. P., at Heath, near Wakefield, be more affecting, and more conwith the design of attending a meet- genial to the best feelings of our ing of magistrates at the court- nature, than the deep concern and house, Wakefield, the following regret that was manifested on every day, to choose a director and ma? side. On the following Sunday, vatron for the New Pauper Asylum rious funeral sermons were preachfor Lunatics. On his arrival at ed in the different churches in the Heath, be complained of being parish, and others were intended. CHRIST. OBSERY. APP.
His loss is most sincerely and Not long before his death, he deeply regretted, not only by his expressed the pleasure he derived widow, his relatives, and his pa- from the Scriptures : and, if bis rishioners; but also by a numerous avocations would allow, how happy body of friends in various parts of he should be to devote the whole the kingdom, as few persons have of his time to a perusal of them, been more beloved. He was in and to prepare bimself for heaven. deed a benevolent man, a patriotic Upon another occasion, he said he citizen, a pious Christian, a had no fear of death, as it was his teous gentleman, a sincere friend, daily endeavour to be in a state of a zealous minister, a useful magis- readiness for it. On the evening trate, and one whose death has made before his dissolution, his mind was a great blank in society:
in a very spiritual frame; and in bis : Whatever might bave been his conversation with the respectable natural propensities and passions, friends in whose house he was, he the irregular and excessive parts expatiated upon the necessity of of them were so subdued and mor- giving the utmost attention to the tified, that he enjoyed a temperate concerns of eternity. Thus both and tranquil composure of mind, his late sermons in general, 'and
placid and unruffled temper, a particularly his last, show him to placable and forgiving disposition, bave been very intent upon his own an inoffensive cheerfulness-a good spiritual improvement, and that buruured pleasantry, a uniform of others; and are an indication, urbanity and kindness of demean that he was growing in meelness
ur, a wish to promote the welfare for the heavenly inheritance. of his friends and of all mankind, His more opulent parishioners a zeal to encourage loyalty in the have determined to evince their state, and pure and undefiled reli- conviction of his many amiable gion in the church: all which were and excellent qualities, by erecting much heightened and improved by a monument to his memory; and a springing from a truly Christian handsome subscription for the pursource. His first care was to dis- pose has already commenced. cipline his own heart, by prayer,
J. F by meditation, by 'reading the Scriptures, by contemplating the consolatory promises of the Gospel; and it is no wonder, there
MRS. H. S. CAHUSAC. fore, when an attention was thus On Tuesday evening, October 14, given to rectify the fountain, that died, at Paddington, Hannah Sothe streams which flowed from it phia, wife of Thomas Cahusac, Esq. should be so pure.
and second daughter of the Rev. On the Lord's-day before his Basil Woodd. death he preached two very excel- The subject of this memoir was lent serinons, and from texts that born March 21, 1789, and fell a would not be unappropriate for victim to a rapid decline in the futie al discourses for a good man. twenty-ninth year of her age. In The first was 1 Pet. iv. 18 : " And early life she appeared
to possess if the righteous scarcely be saved, a good constitution. Her disposiwhere shall the ungodly and the tion was naturally very cheerful, sioner appear?" The second tranquil and affectionate; her men(wbich the fifteenth verse
of the seven- attentive. When she was under ten teenth Psalan: As for me, I will years of a age, she translated into behold thy face in righteousness; English, with great correctness, I shall be satisfied when I awake part of St. Bernard's Latin Mediwith thy likeness." it halusad tations, and soon discovered a solid
more this last sermony was tal powers were solid, sprightly, and
judgment and taste for literary heart, and renew a right spirit pursuits.
Grant me grace to As it was the endeavour of her abhor and detest all sin ; conform parents to make the education of me to thy blessed image; make me their children subservient to their holy: instruct me by thy blessed immortal interests ; and as, on this Spirit, for I am very ignorant: forprinciple, they educated them all give me for thy mercies' sake, for at bome; so, as far as human care am very sinful. Unworthy of the and attention could influence their least of all thy mercies, yet, graminds, it was their constant aim, cious Lord, thou wilt give thy Holy in dependence on the Divine bless: Spirit to them that ask it. ing, to gain and conciliate their “ The bliss of holiness bestow, early affections, and to direct then And then the bliss of heaven.” supremely to the love of God. The
She took great delight in pubgreatest punishment known in this lic worship, was very desirous of family was the apparent suspension being useful in her little sphere, of parental affection and notice. and superintended one of the
On the same principle, they en- classes in the girls school of Ben deavoured to guard against that tinck chapel. frivolous vanity which assigns to She was very partial to the va. mere embellishments a higher im- luable writings of Mrs. Hannah portance than to solid attainments, More, Cowper's Poems, and the and which sometimes pursues out Christian Observer; and they prov. ward accomplishments to the neg- ed highly conducive to the formalect of " seeking first the kingdom tion of that correct taste and judg. of God and his righteousness.” ment which she eminently posHannah possessed a fine ear for sessed. Among other favourite music, and considerable taste, books, were the practical works of which was cultivated, not as a the learned and excellent Richard ineans of mere amusement, but as Baxter, the “Rise and Progress" an auxiliary to devotion.
of Dr. Doddridge, and the life and But it was a much higher grati. Sermons of the Reverend Joseph fication, when it was observed that Milner. The diary of this eminent the desire of her heart was directed clergyman she knew almost by me to remember her Creator in the mory, and frequently spoke of it, days of her youth. At the age of particularly in her last illness, as twenty, by her own particular wish, the development of her own selfafter being confirmed, she was examination. admitted to the holy communion : Oct, 24, 1809, she entered the and it will appear, from the fol- marriage state. It pleased God to lowing short meditation which was bless her with four lovely children;
hér papers, with and although tbe eldest is now only what feelings she approached that seven years old, she had
great sacred ordinance.
pains, according as their infant “ March 28, 1809. I am this day minds expanded, to impress them going to commemorate the great with practical sentiments of their love of my Saviour, in giving him- duty to God, and of the dying love self a sacrifice for sinners, and to of their Redeemer. promise solemnly to devote myself After the birth of her second to the service of God. Almighty child, in June, 1812, s
she was afGod, accept thy unworthy seryant, dicted with a painful nervous disfor Christ's sake ; and pour upon partly occasioned by her me the spirit of grace and supplicar anxiety during the illness of a tion. Meet me in thy ordinances; brother whom she tenderly loved; make me love thee more, and serve but no signs of consumption were thee better : create in me a clean suspected till the month of last
June. From this period, the usual with her mother, she particularly symptoms of decline became alarm- mentioned. It drew forth a coringly visible.
respondent acknowledgment, with She soon began to suspect the the remark, that in all our duties probable terinination, and to ab- we stand in need of a better righstract her thoughts from all earthly teousness than our own, as the concerns, preparing her feelings basis of our bope for eternity. To for leaving the beloved object of which she instantly replied, “ Yes; her affections, and for yielding the the righteousness of the Saviour." tender charge of their endeared A day or two before her de. little offspring
parture, speaking of the sensible No expression of hesitation to approach of dissolution, she exobey the Divine will escaped her pressed a calm reliance on the prelips. She acknowledged that she cious death and merits of the Lord had felt an earnest desire for life ; Jesus, and then added, “I feel an but was enabled to add, that even humble bope in my Redeemer; if that desire was now taken away, a sinner, such as I am, may be per:
Deeply as she was sensible of mitted to bope in his mercy." the anguish of so early and so un- She dwelt much upon the subexpected a separation, she felt, atject of her own unwortbiness and the same time, that she could bow the manifold mercies of God, but submissively to the stroke. All a holy fear of deceiving herself the tender ties of a mother seem- prevented ber possessing those ened passively to yield to the con- joyments in religion which some viction that the Almighty Disposer Christians experience. was boly, just, and good; too wise About two or three hours before to mistake the real interests of bis she drew ber last breath, she des children, and too good to be un- sired ber afflicted partner to read kind.
a favourite bymn. Extreme self-suspicion marked
" In ev'ry trouble sharp and strong, her character. She was always
To God my spirit flies : afraid lest she should think too
My anchor-hold is firm in Him, well of herself; or lest any ex- When swelling billows rise. pression from her lips should lead Loud hallelujahs sing my soul, others to think of her more highly To thy Redeemer's name : than she thought they ought to In joy, in sorrow, life and death,
His love is still the same." think. This often imposed on her a delicate and painful silence. At this period, she could scarcely Many beautiful and edifying, re- speak so as to be heard; but she marks inadvertently escaped from seemed to feel this last verse in her: but it was her express desire particular, as a consolation in her that nothing should ever be re. dying hour. She waved her hand, peated as an observation of bers, and listed her expiring eyes to and therefore no distinct memorial heaven, with a smile of calm deis here attempted.
light, and a hope of approaching Deep humiliation before God glory. From this time she scarcewas a prominent feature in ber; ly spoke, but she seemed perfectly and such was the tenderness of composed and bappy. At nine her conscience, that although she o'clock in the evening, October was affectionately attached to ber 14, nature, exhausted, resigned the parents and family, yet, in her last blessed spirit, and, it is humbly illness, she expressed her fears that trusted, she entered for ever into she had not loved them so well as the joy of her Lord. she ought, or sufficiently appre- It was an indulgence of inercy ciated a parent's worth. This, in to herself and her friends, that althe last interview which she had though for the last five years slie had been subject to the most pain- it has been quaintly, but truly obful nervous apprehensions, and the served, are reserved for dying terrors of death at a distance bad moments." often overwhelmed her with dread, Let also the youthful reader of yet, when the solemn period ar- this memoir learn its practical rived, all her fears were suspended, lesson. Let him not boast of to. her exit was “gentle as the sum- morrow, but without delay ensure mer's eve," and she could contem- the grand prize of eternal life ; plate the countenance of death as for, as these pages testify, neither it were the face of an angel. the bloom of youth, nor fair pros
Let the humble despondent dis- pects in the world, nor domestic ciple of Christ be encouraged to endearment, can avert the sentrust in God. • Dying comforts," tence, To dust shalt thou return,
Rev. S. Locke, D. D. Hilgay R. Nor- Rev. Charles King, Witchampton R. folk.
Dorset. Rev. R. Williams, A. M. Meylherne Rev. William H. Holworthy, Eartham and Bottwnog R. Carnarvon, vice Wil- V. with Bowthorpe annexed, Sussex. liams, dec.
Rev. Henry Parr Beloe, Chaplain of Rev. F. Churchill, Roughton V. Nor- the Tiber, vice Rev. S.W. Roberts, apfolk.
pointed to the Glasgow. Rev. J. Palmer, M. A. Peldon R, Es- Rev. Charles Chichester, M. A. a Presex,vice Mountain, dec.
bendary of Exeter, vice Veysie, dec, Rev. W.Ward, Gr. Horkesley R. Ess. Rev. T. Mitchenson, Thornton and
Rev. G. W. T. Milner, Larling R. Carrington Chapelries, co. Lincolo. Norfolk
Rev. H. Gauntlett, Cricklade St. Rev. William Collet, Egmere R. with Samson V. Wilts. Holkham V. annexed, Norfolk.
Rev. John Hopwood, Accrington PerRev. Barthol. Goe, M, A. Boston V. petual Curacy, co. Lancaster, vice Whi
Rev. George Caldwell, M. A. Stan- taker, dec. ley Regis R. co. Gloucester.
Rev, Alfred Hadfield, M. A. St. SteRev. Mr. Lawson, Needham Market phen's, Liverpool, Perpetual Curacy. Perpetual Curacy.
Rev. Robert Sutton, St. Michael's, Rev. Dr. Holland, a Prebendal Stallin Spurriergate R. York. Chichester Cathedral, vice Birch, dec. Rev. Dr. Stewart, Lougbgilly R. co.
Rev. William Mitchell, Bylaugh Per-Armagh. petual Curacy, Norfolk.
Rev. William Hildyard, A. M. AsRev. Osborne Shribb, Reynolds Boulge sistant Curate of Beverley Minster, vice R. with Debach R. annexed, Suffolk. Ramsay, dec.
Rev: Jas. Pascoe, St. Kevern V. Corn- Rev. John Morland, Aughton R. co. wall.
Lancaster. Rev. Edward Ince, Wigtoft V. co. Rev. Thomas Putt, Combrawleigh Lincolo, vice Partridge, dec.
R. Devon, vice Drewe, dec. be! Rev. G. Treweeke, St. Minver V. Rer. C. Golding, Stratford St. Mary Cornwall.
R. Suffolk. Rev. C. Hodgson, St. Tudy R. Corn. Rev. W. Hicken, Ellenhall Perpetual wall.
Curacy, co, Stafford. Rev. Joseph L'Oste, LL. B. Postwick Rev. T. Hulse, North Ockendon R. R. Norfolk.
Essex. Rev. John Taylor, M. A. Haynford Rev. John Hutchinson, M. A. Edale R. Norfolk
CO. Denbigh, vice. Turner, resignede Rev. Richard John Geldart, M. A. Rev. James Slade, M. A. Bolton-leLittle Billing R. co. Northampton.
Moors V. Lancashire, Rev. Charles James Blomfield, M. A. Rev. W. Keary, Nụnnington R. co. Tuddenham R. Suffolk.
York. Rev. George TereyCarwithen, LL. B. Rev. W. Harrison, Overton R. Hants. Newton St. Cyres: V. Devonshire. Rev. John Brocklebank, B.D. Tevér.
Rev. J. Trevenen, jua. Caud R. Corn. sham R. co. Cambridge, vice Slade, rewall,