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receive,' and our departed friend evidently felt the truth of this in his own experience. Few men have done more in private life than he to disseminate the truth, and few indeed have been more successful. With clear percep tions of the principles and doctrines of the theology of the New Church, and the evidence upon which they rest, he was well able to present them intelligibly to others. And this, he did with so much force and acumen that sophistry had nothing to say in his presence. The caviller was silenced and the candid often convinced.

"But the time at length came when the vitality of his religious profession was to be put to the test. After passing through many severe and protracted trials he was removed in the providence of God to a distant part of the province, far from the means of holding intercourse with the members of the Church, or of joining in its worship, yet not prevented on that account from holding communion with God. The disease which terminated his earthly career appears to have been of a very painful character, and we may be sure that the circumstance of his being so far removed from the presence of sympathizing friends embittered his cup of sorrow. It is certain, however that the heavenly truths of the New Church were not in his case the mere speculative theories that some suppose, for they taught him how to die. The reputed 'king of terrors' was to him an angel of mercy commissioned to introduce him into the presence of kindred spirits in the world of light and life. He died happy and resigned to the will of God. At his request Mrs. Poole read to him on the morning of his departure the 23d Psalm, and he repeated the words, 'He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still


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At Heywood, October 18, Mr. Mark Smith Fairbrother, aged 21. The deceased had been trained from childhood by his parents and instructors in the doctrines and principles of the New Church. His life was uniformly virtuous, and as he approached manhood his delight was to minister uses in the Church. For some time his fine musical talents had been employed as organist to the Society. He held also the office of secretary to the Sunday

school, and in these, as in every other relation in life, was distinguished by a kindly, efficient, and faithful discharge of duty. He had long suffered from exhaustive debilitating illness; and passed in the early bud of promise, and amid the most affectionate regrets of relatives and friends, to his final home. The general esteem in which he was held was manifested by the numbers who attended his funeral and thronged the church the Sunday following. Few young men have left the world more generally esteemed, or whose future seemed more promising and hopeful. His departure is among the mysterious providences of our Heavenly Father, but we doubt not His benevolence and wisdom.

On the 18th of October, at Leeds, Mr. Joseph Dyson, aged 48 years. Mr. Dyson was the son of New Church parents, and was trained from childhood to the knowledge and practice of the doctrines and principles of the Church. He was of modest and unassuming manners, but warmly attached to the Church, and generally esteemed by his fellow-members. In early life he was usefully employed as a teacher in the Sunday School, and subsequently as a member of the Church, he aided the cause by holding offices in which his sound judgment enabled him to render useful service. For the last three years he has been the subject of severe affliction which has incapacitated him for the duties of active life. His removal, though painful to his family, is to him an unquestionable gain.

Died at Preston, on the 22d of October 1869, Georgiana Stones, aged 23 years. This young lady was the only surviving daughter of George Stones, Esq. She was born into the New Church and nurtured under the influence of its spiritual teachings. From her infancy she had been delicate, and never gave promise of an extended life, though she has passed away much earlier and more suddenly than was expected. She was distinguished by an amiable, confiding, self-sacrificing spirit; so gentle and so loving as to furnish the strongest ground of hope that her removal from the earth has been followed by her admission into heaven. While her departure is felt as a painful bereavement, her future condition is contemplated as a spiritual joy.

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