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she continued a scholar, until fierce disease rent her by its relentless grasp, from that endeared spot which was knit to her heart by a thousand ties. She was a girl of very amiable dispositions and good habits, fond of learning ; from a very early age she evinced a strong attachment to books, and seemed ever to be impressed with the idea that it was a great disgrace for young persons to grow up in ignorance with the privileges of the nineteenth century. She would rise often by four o'Clock in the morning, to read, and learn. During her attendance at school, she was often the subject of religious impres

sions, and in course of time she was deeply convinced of her state as a guilty sinner in the sight of God. When about seventeen years of age, she yielded to love's resistless power, and became a new creature in Christ Jesus. Her conduct after her conversion was in every respect consistent with the Christian character. Her attendance on the public and social means of grace, was worthy of imitation. For some time she was one of the choir, and had at times to attend preparatory practices for particular occasions ; which caused her at times to miss the band meeting, but with these exceptions she might invariably have been seen at the Saturday night band meeting; and although she lived at a remote part of the town, she often attended the Sunday morning prayer meeting, and not unfrequently she would rise early, attend to several domestic matters which devolved upon her, and either take a book or companion with her, before prayer meeting time. She regularly attended her class, and gave pleasing evidence to her leader of continual advancement in the divine life. She was taken ill in May 1850, and continued so until October. During this time, she often entertained hopes of recovery, and often expressed a desire to be able to attend the school once more, and when she was convinced that it would never happen, she would express her resignation to the will of God. One day she called her father to her, and calmly told him she was going to die, but she had a few desires to make known to him. Hetold her to tell him what they were and he would attend to them. She found the 5th verse in the 702nd hymn, to be printed on the burial card, and the 46th hymn, which begins

The morning flowers display their sweets, to be sung at the funeral, and requested that the scholars should be invited to walk, and that there should be no intoxicating liquors drunk at the funeral; and several other things she requested, and which were attended to. After this interview with her father, she appeared to have her mind fixed on Canaan's happy land.

About a fortnight before her death, some of the singers visited her, and sung several favourite hymns, which pleased Susannah very much, after which we engaged in prayer, and felt it to be the gate of heaven to our souls. It was a time never to be forgotten. The former part of that week she was a little better, but towards the end she became worse, and it was thought this would be her last struggle. On the Sunday, this news reached the school, and some of the scholars went to see her, on seeing them Susannah was much affected, and for some time they all wept. Their feelings were too keen to be expressed. They tried to comfort their suffering companion. They spoke of parting, and after a little while meeting again on the banks of deliverance, where parting is never known ; and where with rapture they'd each other greet,

And palms of victory bearing,

Cast their crowns at Jesus' feet. During the following week, it was still more evident that the time of her departure was at hand, and she appeared ready to be offered up, never doubting but to die would

be gain.

Not a cloud could arise to darken the skies;

Or hide for a moment her Lord from her eyes. Towards the end of the week she again became much worse, and on the Saturday she appeared ready to

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Her elder sister and her companiou stayed with her that night, and the rest of the family retired to rest ; during the night she suffered no additional pain of body, and seemed to be in a very good state of mind; about two o'clock, however, she beckoned her sister to her, and told her to call all the family up; she did, and when they had all got into her room, she kissed her father and asked him to promise her he would meet her in heaven. She did the same to them all, in order, according to their age. After this she seemed still happier, though her sufferings were greatly increased. During that day we engaged in prayer with her several times, read some beautiful hymns, and precious promises from the word of God to her, with wbich she seemed greatly comforted, and especially when we read, " The peace of God which passeth all understanding,” shall keep your hearts and mind. Two of the Superintendents, her teacher, and some of the scholars visited her again during the day ; several questions relative to the state of her mind, and her hopes of the future, were put to her by the visitors, and one of them read a very interesting and affecting anecdote, after which we again engaged in prayer, and felt that the room in which she met her fate, was privileged above the common walks of virtuous life,

Quite on the verge of heaven. Many good expressions had fallen from her lips, but now she became too weak to speak aloud, yet she would cast her eye upward, and her lips would move as if she was praying to Him whose eye is ever over the righteous, and whose ear is open to their cry. Suddenly she arrested our attention by saying with renewed strength “Jesus," then something in a whisper, after which she exclaimed, " Salvation.” What a death bed! Would we could picture the scene, but

The deathbed of the just is yet undrawn
By mortal hand : it merits a divine :
Angels should paint it-Angels ever there ;---

These are posts of honour and of joy.
About fifteen minutes past eight at night she died-

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Without a lingering groan, she laid her body at his feet,

And gladly died her Lord to meet. Thus died this devoted servant of God, on Sunday October 26, 1856, aged twenty-one years; she was interred on the Thursday following. Her class-leader, her Sundayschool teacher, and the leading singer, led a procession of scholars.

They placed her remains softly within the peaceful resting place, hoping to meet her on the morning of the resurrection; and our hopes are not vain, for it is

Short death and darkness, endless life and light,
Short dimming, endless shining in yon sphere,
Where all is incorruptible and pure,
The joy without the pain, the smile without the tear.

On the following Sunday that affecting hymn was sung in the school-room, which begins

Death has been here, and borne away

A scholar from our side. The scholars were deeply affected, and many of them found it easier to weep than sing. Her death was inproved by the Rev. E. Wright, from the 1 Thess. iv. 13, 14. to a crowded congregation, and the singers sung several appropriate hymns on the occasion.

To the unconverted scholar who may read this, we would say, give God thy heart, that thou mayest triumph as she did, Fellow teachers, take encouragement from the memoir of another Lily planted by your instrumentality; and gathered by God. Still cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days. “They that go forth weeping bearing precious seed, shall doubt. less return rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with them.” May we all triumph so, when all our warfare's past !

W. ASHWORTH.

VARIETIES.

HOW MEN DIE.

Some men die in ignorance, unconcerned, and seemingly without fear for the future. Others are sullen and silent, as if determined to brave it out at all hazards. Others are so wearied out by long illness and continued pain, that they are eager for the change, yet give no evidence of being in a fit state to appear before God. Others abound in professions of hope and confidence yet leave impartial observers at a loss to conceive what basis there can be for such assurance. Others again give their friends every reason to think that they are real children of God; yet make the dread passage with little or no sensible comfort in not a few cases, under a dark and heavy cloud. The majority of consistent Christians have their last end, as it is described by the Psalmist in a single word ; it is “peace.”

THE PRAYING PREACHER.

The godly Welch preacher, Mr. Williams of Wern, said, " The old ministers were not much better preachers || than we are, and in many respects they were inferior ; but

there was an unction about their ministry, and success attendant upon it, now but seldom seen, And what is the cause of the difference? They prayed more than we do. If we would prevail and have power with men, we must first prevail and “have power with God.' It was on his knees that Jacob became a prince ; and if we would become princes, we must be oftener and more importunate upon our knees.”

He loved to tell an anecdote of Rev. Mr. Griffith of Caernarvon, who was to preach one night in a farm-house, and some time before the service began, wished to retire to a private room. He remained there some time after the congregation assembled. As there was no sign of the preacher making his appearance, the good man of the house sent the servant to request him to come, as the people had been some time waiting. On approaching the door, she heard what she supposed to be a conversation

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