A token for children

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A token for children being an exact account of the conversion, holy and exemplary lives and joyful deaths, of several young children
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Some examples of children, in whom the fear of God was remarkably budding before they died; in several parts of Newengland
A token for the children of Newengland
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187 p. : ; 14 cm.
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English
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Janeway, James, 1636?-1674
Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728
Hutchins, James Reed, 1770-1795
Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831
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Printed for I. Thomas, by James R. Hutchins
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Worcester, Mass
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Children -- Biography -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children -- Death -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Christian life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Biographies -- 1795
Bldn -- 1795
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Biographies
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United States -- Massachusetts -- Worcester.

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Welch, D. A., Amer. children's books,
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by James Janeway. To which is added, A token for the children of Newengland, or, some examples of children, in whom the fear of God was remarkably budding before they died; in several parts of Newengland.
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"Preserved and published for the encouragement of piety in other children."

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An exaa Account of the Converflon, hely and exemplary Lives and 'oyfijI Deaths, of federal YOUNG CIIILI)-'
REN.

at JAMES JANEWAY.'
MlwiTXR J)F r 17. r.OSPIL.

To WHICH 13 ADDED, A TOKEN FOR THE
CHILDREN OF NEWENGLAI 4D.

Soffic Exw nplcs cir ChUren, ill-whom the
featof 06,1) was rcmatkaWybuddiugbefore they died ; in fcvcral pFarts 6f NewP,-c' rved zi-w! pzi3l; t-d /'jrthe-nrouizz4gTwit
rf P i L u it Or','Irr C'jjjjatC,'j.


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F (I R 1 T H (1) NI A S,
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11 PARYNTS, SCHOOL TASTE R8 and ScHoczr ris ri TssFs, w any who havc any Jimid in tbe
Education of Youth.

DEAR FRIENDS,

T Hav, ften tlzou ght Mat _Ckrif? freaks to
Youas Pkaraoh s daughter did to Mojes's 2nolk!r, Y, ke this ckild and nwiw itfor me. 0, ft-s, co; /Idcr, wha a Yeciousjecvd is commilied toyom (!large, u"hat an advantage you, have toJncw-Yozt7- love to Chr ,Y, to ock the gencrat zo n z:cith noble plants, an d wAat a joy., fiil account _ydi, inay make ifyou he Jaitl ful Pewze7nberj 4Z,, Chr fl and pace cannot be pvcrva ued. I cjnfy Yozt have-Jme diladvan. images, but I,' tkat only exile your diligence i thefalvation off4ls, the commendation your IWIfler, th jreatn, of-;- Verlqfting gloiy, wiPpayfi)r all. Rememhr the d,-zil is at &wk hard, zvi kfd ones are indujrio vs, andcorrupt nature is o, rugged hnotty P.4 r ce IQ 11tw. B U t be 77 0 fcou I aged., I am
almoj. a's rzuc/,, ajrcz(' ,f -y,,wr lazitiffs and
ds ar? thl Ig. DO butfall ta, zobri lujIdY, 0 ,d k :/Iq hno 14 but 'J"at 707"gh, fi,-)tze ij-,, ;vprovea PzlZarim tkr Temple fCodm In-I4c a 'he 'Ling GOD, as you 2vill
4nfw,;- it fi,ortly at las Bar, I command vom, to 2?1 itifi,-zotWn and catcchi zng,
Yqur Ore.( 1"-yom thinA I am too fieJrupt my








inaji r hir7( ff, Deut, 6. 2. Ij vol th?- dutt (,4,41r and- Jare a co;n:
_) on ne,,p led jo dire,
are t, e jouls (Yyour ekzl(ircr ej- no
-zvlIIc2 fireyou ZvFlzing that thl-V fiould Ic i1rands tf hcli? are you i id tL y be davLned or ved 8had i ,e ilevl ? 114
ea'ay wi-,'h tketp without control ? TTWI watyou zZleyour Utwoft endeavors [a deliver Mmil-09,
zvrath to conic ? Youj e (hat thq, arc vot J49jeUs incafiable q the gracr of God. ff'hafvzryou think t .f ihena, CAY ft dotk wotfi hf kenz ': Tk""J" are, not too Ilitb, to dze they ar, val too IiUL to go it) li,-Il ; they are vot too litde to ftrvc thrzy' great xdpr too little to P-o to he"en ; for of fuch 'is, the kingdom of
;Od : And will not 'a peffibijily i2f their conq zd M, create,"
_falvalzon, PUI Y'ou vpon
e&IIgCYCe a -tcach 11j,"ju P Or ave Chr fl ard fnall thifrpi aliek vou ? If thg be, f hen indeed I hzz-,, done 44th youe not, I by ech you Ia-v about-1-o2t
zni 'he : The devil knoz u your time is ,'Oing apa(e-, it 44111 6, too late%
el t&-, Y on what yoa do, do quir klv a rd do
with till yo it r rvi At : 0 Pray!
12 1 Vd 17ze by ,re tfirpj, rv d tahe fome iiy ;I ,, daily toJpMk, a hatle to -your ch2ldreiz vac about their vl fcr" lc Cond"t"011, by' 11"ego-e.
Anew a child that reas ronveTted by I/Iij f ?Itellrej rem. a pd[j, jc"cl viifirjs in the cviintry, Fvcry mother's child of you ;.-rc by 41Iture ch-ildreu ef wrath. Pitt ),our chz'L








ef reft 7, -,e&zd the
J rim lvrei' anl qting, to'-fi'my awd"Vzj ep J,
fi Des qft",Chrifl 7 jkc heM,,of thei,.
GolnPaiiv -;, ta, e hCLI-4 pa7djnin7 a lic : T&4e heed / leltirl, t4ein rn Prnd the Sabbath- Put theml I kr%!(h yov upon imiIating th-fef-eet children J Ct th,?n rca !&s book over' a bundred lines, and bo v t ey ac af(,Hcd
and a,4 lhem what they thiakqf tho 1 4 n'
fe cl, re
ard -u hel r th(y f4ch ? A?7djOjtrv what You do z z1h earned? cr,1,-_v o God, and be lit, travuzl to fe, Chro formed in tkeirfoulf. I haoe prayed.jor have tf4 P aycd for
;,our chddrcie, and -1 love ihcm dearly h (i v e p ra yed orcr thSe pa.p-rs ; that Gad mould, flrzke in wil/i them, and inaAc them cje Iual to M, good of ikir jou!, L mr,9u?-q;cybur chil '
"ben /0 read tkis book, and, lead, thim to' ?m-, prozc It. ff'/ia 'spr, is f a thfully tak
en mil johd i-hriflians, fome cy
th,?n no way rcla!ed Io the chzVren, who themjrIve!s zvere r)rr and ear wilnelles f GodV rwrks Y wondcr.. orf--, oln own knowledge, orfrDut reverend aodlj &PtlfrU77 te rons
thal are u7ifl tled rcputaticn.for hvliii f;l
aad ,-?Jdoiiz ; andj veralpqlfages arc taken vcr!,aiial in F.7-r izvj frem 4tir dying. lips. I riiy ad,[ Yn- ny ottLer exc llent examp1l"S, ff I haue encouragement in thi's Pee C1 4 h a t t h (I yo v n,,,, ge n e ra I' I I on may bejar more excei" ':?it th 2n, tkis, is t1tc 1,irayer thrit deare
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EX 'A M R L E
ON F Miwnilv "liverted btlajeem e?; h I 7' Ad ?line Yta)'S Old, Wilh aln A0 02flt IIJ-ACT L3M
a2ld DEATH.
R S Sarah Hozukv'When the was between.eigbt and nine years old, was car
ried by her frPends to lie r afern on, W' lie re lit the nuDifter reach d upm Mat.
ii. 31-'N1Yy0keis Ofyaindjny 1111r(kn Is 11-11t !Ill the Applying, 4 1.111-liCh ff ripftll-C, this child was, Ilighly'awaktiled and inade'deepf nifible of' Itioil of' her
foul, and her need of a CyjRlsr
-1 to think what
1 w wept bit tei I
cafe fhe was In ; and went homc
nd got by herl-C] finto a chamber ,
and upoa lick kpec flic wc upnd






cy ed to the Lord, as well as I oijld,'-whjch night caffly be:pcrceived. by her eyes and co-unte-iance.
2. She was not cont-ented with. this, but flie got her little brother, and filter into a c1harnber with her, and told thern of their conditioll by nattyre, and wept over them; and prayed with them and for' them.
3. After this fhe hearcl another sermon from Prov. 29. 1." He that being ofterr reproveci, hardenetli his heart,, Ilia]] fil(Wenly be deftroyed.and that withOutremedy." At which flic -vas more lffecctcd than before' & was fo exceedincr
hcr f-6 1C
I'Olicitous a Mlt 111, t hilt 11 "
'1'pent a great part of the night M weeping aod praying,, ;mcl cotild fcarc :take aryy rcit 01' ty aiA ri:*Ait Jor fome time together ; clefl "11(T with all licr fotil to Cf(--,-ipc froll-I evci-lafflo', I'larne, an," to gct aa 11.tcreft







ititeridt,,.'in the Lord Jefus what.bould fhe d'O for'a Chrift! WWt fliould ffiedo to be fivcci
4. She gave herfielf much to at, te n d I ng upon the word pre achcd,,
ad f, i -b Om6d very tend 'H I Lr U11citr It, greatly faVOLlYing wh I t i4c
rd.
She Was very much In'-fecret pravcr, as might be CAly percelvr ed i)y thof-e -who listened at the
and' uflially vqy impo,,ktunate and full of tears'.
Shetould farce fpeak of fin', or be fp,,)kcn to, but hij heart was I react to inClt,
Ysl c:
f pent m u cb t Ime I n madthe 1 ripture, and a book called t4e beft friend in the worR of tinics "by which the wo rk of God w'as intich promoted upon h" loql, and was mt h directed by it'llow to, -Ct acquainted with God, efpcclally towards the end 9,f' 0,at booh. Another bocik fhe





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ilic rnticb defiVjited wi th %V!It
14,1 hriflian
M.r. S' al-, S
Ca I I ng,and by this O)c taught in t1ils meallire to makc ie4OOV ber bufinef's. The Spifitual Bexj was a great comparilmo'Hwri. ,
K Sbe c.Njuceding Iuufufto
ber P Jrejjts Very loth to grieve them the le, f I
t ;-andi *f flu, had at:aqy',time which-%vas vcry.rare) otycn' Jet! them, fliv, xvould. weep bitterly. "; : : ,
She ab.hox-Ted lying, anci allowed herself in no, kho'wn fin.
She was very cont'Clentious in fpciiding of time,'and,,hatcd idle nel's, anci 1'ent licr kxhole Onie Cither in paymg, rcadmg,, or inf1ruan-Ig at hCr riced1c, at which flie was very ingCnIOLIS.
-lie was at f 11001, f1he
When. I c
was cinioent for hcr diligence, icachat)lcncf'si-neckiief,,,tii,,i modefty, f'peaking. little 11m \vliea flic did fpeak, it wa-b ufually 1,14-v 'itual. 1 2 .






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IVZ. She continued in this cor o elEiios ties for forne ye together.
;i3' Wheni fhe was about fou rr tecil years od, fh broke a vein in 1hlungs> (as is f4ppofed) and oft did (p)I blood; yet did a little
dangerous relapfk&.
4. Atthe heginingfjanu. arylaff, fhe wastaken very bad again, in which ficknefs, thue was in griof afrl of AOd. When $lie was-firt taken,- lie fatid, 0 mothef,',pray, pry prayr for mfe, for S~atan is fo buf(y that I cannot pr~ay foir myfelf ; I fee I am tindo~ne without a CIhrifk, and va Pardon D 1 am undone to all eternity.
SHer monher knowing
11ow ferIOLIS the had beenfrmerly, did a little wonder that fbf 1oul be- in fucli agne :Upon which' her niotler-alked ie4







w hat Sin it was, that was fo b~urdenfometo berSpirit : 0 mother, faid thie, it is not any particua Sin of 6rnillion or comiffilion, that flicks fo clofe to my con~fcience, as the Sin of my nature~ without the blood of Chrift, that will damn me.
,6. HJer mother alked her, w1b fe lould pray for;~ for her, fie anfwered, that I unay have a faving knowledge of fin and Chrift, and that I may have an affurance of God's love to my fou1. ) Her moffher aike d her, whyfhe did fpeak fo little to the mninifter that came to, her ? the anf wered, that it was her duty with patrience aind filence to learn of them : And it was exceeding, painful to her, to f'peak to any.
17. One time When thle fel into a fit, the cried ouit, 0 1 arn
ing: But~ what fihall I do to be aived ? fweet Lofd Jefus, I will Ile







t ty fetan dif f perifli, it fhAik at. the fountain. of thy

i-S.Shewas mrich afraid of~ tkinthe nitter f her~ foul, ejaculations to Go, to deliver ber foiki dcceivifg herfelf To Go4, -v roefth and twefalth. Lordi, that Ibn-ay nb-be A fouifh


vinhavn at namaand no a~e wig. She cryOud mo any thoub


aad I I gHv -a ef
tohe f''t o time








2oa. Anothcir timei hc Fathc blk her be of good cheer, becaukf Th was goig to a better father-,A iwh ictf fell into agratpafio and faid 1IB~t how do 1: now. tha~t?~ j min a poor fhnnr that wants ffurance. 0, for afrne It cont~isnued to be her 419te. T his was berreat, earnell aitd uoiflant requ-cil, to all that came to her, to beg affurnc efor her Andpoor hiead4v fe wotid look with ft) muh grnd's upon theml as if fhie deflf Othing In the world fo rnuh as that they would pity her, andihp her with their prayers ; riwa%,~s poor creaxture mrnoe earneft- for any tJhin-,, than fhe Was fpr_.aTrace~, an~d the lIIght 'Crf God's countennce : 0 the pite2otistnons th at fhe would make! O tile 114.ies that lirfol wvas

ei JIr mvnother a!-edher, if God WO~ld fpare her life, bow lhe:
B would





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wwl live?~ truly mnoti, faid fhe, We have I uch bafe hearts
tht cannot tell. We are apt tc prlgreat things when we ar9 fick, but when we are recovered, wve are ready to forget oiurfelves, ahd to return acraiti utio folly: but I hope I hall be mre are fuV of my tnime and my foul thaa I have been*.
2,.Sh,& was fulof natural affed I to hier pa'en-s, and very' careful left her nmither, Ihould be tired out with mudth watching. Her mother faid, Houw luaul I bear pating with thce, when I have fcar*ce dried, my eyes for thy bother ?P ffhe anfkwcred, The God of love, fupport and comfort you -, It is but a little while' and wefl ll meet, I hope, in glo-. i-y. Sihe bein. very wealk, couldt fpealk but little, theiref'ore hetmnother I'Llid- Ch11d, if' th-oi haft any con ~rt lift up thine hand ;which lhe did..23






7 2. The Lords day before that on which $he died, a~kiifmaii of her' came to 4fe' her, an~d afkilg of her, whether fhe kn~ew himfl~e rPlied, Yea,JIknuow you ;:4d 1dcfire you would learn tQ kjiw Chr4i, you are young, but you know not how. f'oon you* y-dje: and 0, to die without a
Cbit t is a, fearful thing: 0 reemtime! 0 time,~ time, timne preciositme" Being Mqurft ed, by him not to fpeiid her lef, fhe I-aid the would do all the good fhi could while (hei lived, arid whent ihe was dead too, as pofibihe: tp on which account, I-he defired a sermon might be preached at~ he -r funeral COLICerning th. PfCCIOUfpcfs of tinie. 0 that younpg ones; would niow. remember their Crc atori
24.. Some1 Tfninftrs that-came. to her, did with earneflnufs e that the Lord would plhife togOva.






.1cr fome token for good, that fhe fmght go (Al"t1jumphinv ; and bills of the lame nature iacrefient to kvcral churAcs-.
2-5. After the haA Jong, waited for aqant-wor afthcir prayers, flic laid, well, 1, will -'vtYtt-urc my fcuA I)POR chriff.
,26. 'She c-arrl.M it -with. won-derfid patictice, and yet, Would often pray that th-e Loird::would give hermore pati-ence;!w-hich the anf'wered to aftomffiment for confide.Fiiig tht pain- anki ap onjes I'lle was in, herlpatience xvas-next to a wonder Lord, Lord, me patience, I iid I
flnC' t"im I may
vot dithomor th,-c. -: I I
27. Upcw-tThurHav, after long waitm-, -reat fears., and many prayers, Nvhen all-her friends thought flic lmd becti pafl focaking, to the A011101111"Clit, ot her

-%,crN- clicirfid






countenance Lord, thou haft
promiteii,, that whof-Ocvercorneth t tinvo thee, -.thou wilt in no wif-C
caft OkIt.; Lord, I come iiatothe, ;, andfurely thou wilt in no wife caft Tile Out. 0 1'0 kvect 0 fQ I glorious Is jel'Lls -0 J have the
f%7elct and glorious jefus he is 1-%Vect, lie Is I'Weet, Ile is I'weet i 0 thi :ajmlrable love of-Godin fendin'g._ChriR 1 0 J ree grace to a
loft &caturc! a d thus flic
rLin oD rcpeatincr many of thefe
things a hundred times over
but her friends werc 1-0 aflo.nithed to fcc her in this divine raptUre, and to hear fuch gracious words and her prayers and dcfires fatisficd, that they cotil(I not xvrite il,
quarter of_, vhat flie I'Poke.
2 IV114CIA IlLr 1OL11 -,vas tlius
rallied with tho love of Chrlit an'd I li'c 4 engaged
jlertongtle 0 lgrlif
jn the magnify, n-,y Of Gad ; her fatller, brctl ren' & liflc rs' Witt!
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ofthe family, wetc. called;

as -m-ould allow. She
gwoher blhl 5 as a legac y to ono of her brotfiers, and &I" rcd:'h1m to u-fe &w-Vvell for her fliko, ai-14 ad'Jed co IM-n1, and,"the reft, make Oftirne to (tet 2 Chrift
its in
foi. ff)crid no t*rne
im-ming up and down in paving: Ogo taChrlft for vourfouls while YOU are young: Ikcmerrib-r noxv vour Creator hcfarcvoil Come to, a fick tied : Put not off this great Nvork till Own, for tbcm you will fmd ita hard -kvork Mcced., I
-noiv by experience, Oic devil
vill tcl! t-61j it I's 111)]c Cliough ; an(i ve -re youii-, xO)'it need you to be -III hicli halfc ? ,,off xvill liave Mile eflOUgh kvi-it-n ou qi-e old. Bot flim, iLinds one (!-nt Aniug her behind, i
-1111d I thar ,irn but your,r am go_1D9 bcforc [,cf. 0 tbc, dol-c make YOUF




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your caflifig and ele 6tion, fore, %vhile y6111 are in ht -vlth. Wit I am sffaid this wil I be btWone n1g-ht-4 irouble -to your thcughfs ;,.but re rnember, fhefi are tbe. words of. our-dying filter. 0, ff yoti knew
ow goodChTift Were-! 0 if YOU hV1 but cm e tafte of his 1'"Weetnefs, ymi, would rather -gto to hiin a rhotAAM times than ft# in thI13 wicked voAd. I would, not for teri-thot4ind, an(t ten thousand Nvorlds part w.ftb my _Jntt reff In Chrift. 0 how happyam 1,.tha-t I anl'going to ever I a(ti ng joys I would not go back again fort wen q thousand -worlds; Lnd iA?114 you not ftrive to get an interest III Iff ift.
29, Aft6r this, locAkIng 11 Pon ,one of her father's fcrvaras, 1he laid, what fball I do ? what fball I do at the great day, when Chrift fhallIav to me, come thoLr,.bleffed- of mv fithcri inheritthe king-






dom prepared for tlice: And aiall fay to t h e wicked, C o thoti curfe-d Into the lake that burtis forever, What a grief for, me to thiiik,' 'Y of my fiends
that .1. Oiall- f-6e an f i ' that I k'nc-w' upon, earth turned into that-lake that burns fo v c
that xyprd, forcvcx, Yemeniber that,_ forever I I-pcak tbef WOrdS to YOUbL1t they are noth1110" except God f eak to YOLI to 0 : 0 pray, 111";Ilr' POY, t iat ,"od woul give youl arace I atid tberi flie prdycd, 0 i-ord, fin, ifli thy work upon thcir fbuL, It kviil'b c rii comfort (fald.ffie) to f'ceyou in glory, but It will bc T our cvei-Liffing hil ppi 11cfS.
31 .'Hcr' <'i-'-md mother totd hcr Oie fpcot her!'Cif too- ni!jch ; fhe faid, I carc not for th'it, if I
do oily 'folll '00J.
with 'vhat vchc111'cDcV' do Vic fpcak, as, i f hcr. Cart wc c jillevry 1yord Ific Jpokc.
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p. She was full of divine fcatences.,; almost all her dilicourfie, ,from the firff to, the laff, in the timeafherfickncfs, w-Psabouther loulChrift's I'WecInck;, and tht
-IoUls of-others ; Ina word, likela .COntIaUecj I-ermon.
3,2,. -Upon Friday, After flie- bad lach I]-vt-ly difcoveries of God*; loveilie was exceeding desirous tP dPe', and cfkied out,, come Lord Jefus, -come quickly, condud me to thy -taber.naele; I am a poor creature without thee; hut L ord jel'us, i-ny_ f4ul iongs to go-'With ifice :,0 when fball It be why .not now dearjefus? come quickly; but why do I fpeak thus? thy time.,dear -Lard, 16, the beff; 0 tII:TI[Ve Me patienceA
'- 33- Upan Saturday flic fpoke "eryiittle (bcingvery c*rokv.fyjl yet now -tnd iben. dropt thef-C words, How long fweztjefus ? finith Aiy work J'WCet.j6us : come away Ca r






cear fwcct Loi-J Jefuss, con" lcimckIv : fwcct Lord help, com away, 'now, now, dcar J fijs, comle quickly good Lord, -%iv patience to ine to Nv, ot thy ap-, pointed-timc: Lord Jcfus helpl me, help me; thus at fictWA 'iti'mcs (Whim out of' her flec-1)) fo i
C Was aflel 'p the kreaieft Part'of the day.
34.-Upon-the Lord's day, -fbe fcirce I'pc)kc anything but m6chi defied th-at bills of thankfg' right be tent' to thofe wh h'N formerly been praying for her, that they mi Iglit hAp hI2r to pra I fct, Uod fqr that full imTmran.i elhat' lie had givm her of ills, ],()) e anti

with the thoughts of God's 1- e 10,vc to fier I-otA. She oft Con!mendcd her I'Plint into the Lord' 4 hands ; anJ- the Ivfl kvords Ibe wag heard to fpcak, AVCFC tfide, Lorkil
p Lord jeftis belp I dcar Lor&j jefus







jtfu.; blt-fl d, Tc his'. At ten Of tF* clock in the orcnoon, flic flept 1%veetly in Jefus, aDd began ai-v eve0afling Sabbath, Febri-I'ary' 19,
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Of a Mid"zhat -,,-as ftVcd wilb zhe 'Y.V/Igx /'GOD' '01wi he was zu"o 'IjIj4'
0//, 'Wef acCOYInt cj-bl's Ji c and Death.

A CERTAIN little cElld,
whofll mother had dedicatcd to the Lord 'In tier
Nvo-mb-, when he could not fp C "I "K piam,4would be m1mg after God anct 7N"s greatly dchrous to be taughtgood thilifts.
2. 44-e could not ei-id tire tor I-)C, put to bccl without family duty, an4 Nvould with much devotion, kncel down, and with great pitience







tietwe and delight, continue til duty was at an end, without th leaft expreflion of bylig weary and he teemed never fo,.vell ple ed as when he was en-aged in du-' ty.
He could not be fatisfiedwith farmly' duty, but lie woulicl-1 be often upon his knees by him-,"I felf in onc corner or other.
,4. HC WaS MUCII delighted irt,,, bearing the word of God, either-11. read or Drc-ached.
s 1-1 loved to go to fchoof, that he might Icarn I-Omcthing o,4 God, and wotild obi'ei vc -and take great nonce of 'it hehad read and ccnie lhonie and il-peak, of itki witli muoh -and -bcj
%vauld r,.Joicc j n1his bcokand fay,,i' .0'11i iuot'ier, 0 mothc-! 1, haver 1-yid a f weet lCif-01-1 to day, will you pleafe to "IvQ nc JC Ive to fetcht! iny book t.hat yuu mity ficar It







nmore and more~ affefted with the things of another world ; f'o that if wei hd no rcelved our, n formation from. one that is of un,4 dOUbted fidclty it would feemn incredible.
7. Heqk leare o create, fcripuc a~ &' ndvigi. g eat reverence, tendernefs atid groat-i 'read till tears -aW fobs were ready tohindier hini.

would -,eehitterly.
q. H kwas woiut oftentme -to coimiplain of the naughtleso his. heat a~nd feemed to..}* more gTriev d fo ~jthe corru~ptioni of hisr 1naturc tha fi~r duaJin.

ing~ in thC gttong cfG--ee next tcra MwMliti fo-n ofhs age. Ile was muh tro ub e 4 pr
the walndrring of hIl thoughts in,
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aluty, and that h6 coutl not kac lus hcart ala,.tys fixed upon Gqd atid the work fie was about, amt' bis affedVons cotiffautly raif'ed. I 1 12. He kept a watch o.vcr hiheart, and 6b('ervcdthe workings of his foul, and would co I 1-1
6it fficy we're 1'0 vain and lt (,O)Pili flil, and fo little buried about fp1ritual,

13. As lie gj-ev tip, lie gtowl dilly in krio ilcdgc and expcrience; and his carriage vivas 1'u ex-' coUent and experimental, th ,,t it Mide, 'hofe which law it, CvCr
14. He was exceedlincy IMPOI'-Vitiate with GoJ at ditty ; an(l' wo u 1 d pl-ea d w 1 tfi G od a t a ft ra nge, I'll te, and ufe fuch :,,rvitlments III prayer,'that one wo-uld think it, iunPoflible flIould enter into the lictrt of a clA'Ll and lic xvoidd,. be, an d expoftuhite, and wecp 1'0, 01' t f'pmctirne it Could not ba, kept






kept f rom the c prs of thighhours ; f-0 that one of th npxt ioule was forced to rot, h pryrodwr of. tha th, the next hofe -,ill finkui hctell hecauke by it be did codemn his negledl o f prayer, and his flight performncsi--ft.
s. flv '4 w Q fev fu of


pleafed in ithrrm tat tookdel~ih n jfpl c~4ngof~oA: a&we lie was at any time in the hiearing
ofij :wIked -vrds,'.taking the Lor's, naie in vaipi orfwcar ing, or ayfil thy word S, it wol (wenmak him tremb1cndready to go home and wep.
16 4-eabhorr~ed lyirwth his foul.

any fi,1was c pt44y co~yvin~cc of' it, and woo~Id ge 1*1 fQT co4T ner






ner nd-fecret place, and xI' ,tears beg pardonr of God, 4n
finthai~tfuch a fin. He haa ffiend 'tAt oft watched him and liffencd at the chamber door
immwom received this itarra, tive. ir~
6-. When lie-had been afkAd7 *heth le would com riht fuch a fin again, he would never pronmfe abfohttely, because he fRakt bi-' heart was nau~ghty ; u *r wo~uld weep andi fay lie hop ed by the grace d ~.When lie was left at home ;alone up~on the 1"abbath days, h would be lure not to,endany par~t of Ohe day in idlentfs an( lay, but be 1nui& in ying, YeadigIn the bible, andgettin'c" of Is catechifm-I.
I oWhenottierchlldr'ef were 'Playin~g,. he would rnatoy a ti 4njd -of't be a~payig.
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'21. One day a certain person' %,as dIkourfing,,.%,itb him, aNu the nature, omces 'and cxcclkh, Y of Cbrift, an d diat"he alone c'an I-atisfy for' OUT fins, and -merli everlaffing lif-el im Us; and about other o l the-geat Tri fterics of re demotion lie fecrned Eavin A y t" underflan'j, them-, and gre2ycl.cliAted with the difcour e.', 72 on fpedkli g con0ming the rcfijrrcd'on of the b 60y? h" d Id 'act-,howKIdge- it; i)iit-that ,he fame wcA body that was buTied in the chitil-ch yard fliould bc, adc aga I lie. thought 'n, very
fir-inge, bUt With a d t nir ifjbtl yielded', that noffiing N ,4'sirripofilblc X, I ItI160d I
I ; and that v r'y' dA
be was taken 1- ck unto dcafh.
A friend.of his "Iflied -him' wh -thcr lie -6ias willing to'dic, W11- en lie was fi rft t Acri ick -. lie: antwcre'd no hC66f lie, was a-' fraid of, 'his ftatc as to another
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ivofld xvliy, cliii,3 id, th-e o ill, ir thda. didft pray for a new heat' flyr 'allit-linble, and fin-cere hea t anA f have heavd -flice ; didift thot, rmt pray wl+&ine heart ? thopef. Tdid, a"d, 1^
Norlbri'ft after, fhe --famc person afked h, irn aga in, whether. he were. willing to die ? he an-fwei-ed2 'flow I -ani willing, -forT fhall go to Chriff.
L S. Oiie afked'hiii what Woulal 'bccom- oflils differ, if lie fliould die and-Jeave her ? he answered, the Nvlil qf the Lor muft he done.
!ZG. HeRill, grew Wetiker and Avcake f, but carried it with a ,areat deal of AvectneEs and pa--II
-tience, waiting for his change,-' nlIJ atlaft dld- hccrfullycomn)it his I-pi.rit unto- the Lord; and call- -i ling upon the name of -the Lord, and i-aying, Lord jefus, Lord Je-', 4'Us, in whofe bofom he fivectly




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jept, dyingag frc M' CIn u *hen
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Of was w? o ug
ul5on, -x1den jAe ti,,as IWZC'eenfiur andX,6e years, W, 'U ilbfo7 ,e axCOU;11 ofher hoYY 4iJe, and Irl'vnipbani death.
NP A'. xvhen flie was be-, t ween four a nd fi vle 6rs 61d.,
,vas greatly affeqed n hear'ngthe word of God, and becanle
fbli( ftoiis about lid f6ull
and 6terlaffirig 7' coriditi6n, weeping bitterly to think what would become of her in another world,,
I -ange qudff'o'
,.i i- i n g ft' i ns concerning G6d a hrift, and her'owrl
foul, fo that this little Mary., be.,
fure fhe wts full five years oll.,
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feemd tomind the~ cne thin pe~] and to chi4fe the bettepart, and fait at the feet of Chri mnany a time, and oft with tears.
!z She, was ont to be n u c
inf-et du-ty, and many time
came off fro-i~ her knei-s 1viti tears.
3. She would chntfe liwh times
-nd "'placs for feeret duy ais might renidcr her Iefs obferve-d by others, and did endeavour what poflble fie could to conceal -tNhat 1Ihe wa oinig when engaged inl
4. 1t' va greatly afraid of
hYpocrfy44 apd ofdoing any thing~ to bec 'i Qf' Men, ,a;d to get corn-imnd~ati6n 211d praifec ; ant uwien flic had he'ard one of her' brothers faying, 4iat he had beei by bimnf payer, ?hec rebuked hi'1m fharply,' and told h Im,' how' little fuLch prayers wcre like taol p1sofit him, and that It wVas hht





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little'to his praise, to ptay like a hypo rlte, and to be glAd tbatany fbould- know What lic had b6en doing. ,
5. Wr -6,m thtr bn-ng-'full of
01-rov after the dc;ith of her hufL jtid,, thls chlld came t6 her rno-. Che and aflkcd her, why flit!
-Nvept--fo.mXcdingrl ? her other anAvetK-Jhe7ha& ca4 cnoug to weep becatife: hcr father was dead no Jear the mo r, -faid the
child 3,64-have no.cat f6 to W' e3 .f. much ; fdrGod Is'a, dood Go 111.11 -to v oil.
6. She -was a I ver of
falflifid'uhinaers. Onc'time'afWhltAer, fhc firid, llo- ve that i-nandearly, for the lvve words he leaks -'Concertilng Chrift,
W _r
Her bool' is 'h -' Mig
and: w hat fhe dld' i6dT fhe loveJ '-r.) mak ber oWn' -ind c'ar d not for






for over what fhe leotme
-wIlthout extraordillarv obfer vatlo and iindcrilanding ; and a fi' es flie a's fo f1rangely a cd in reading of the I-CI-111 Ur that The Would btirit Out. Wit. tears, and hardly be paci cd, fo greatly xvas fl-le tIl-en witfC7hrlq's fuKrings, the Zeal 0 Cod's fcrvants, amd the danger o ;a natural ftate.
S. $he Would CQMPLm-i often. tihics 'of the corruption of hex xiaturf,, of tile hardness of lie licart, that fhe could repent n more flioroughly arld be no mQret Jumble and ,rjeved for he 'fill n gainft a 11od God ; and whem. flie dij trius complain, it' wa w th abundance of tci's.
9' She wds greatly concci-11CIA for the fouls of others, and (-Yriev, ed to think of the m1ferable C0.11-, dition that thev were in upon thisk" "Iycount When fhe could handIT






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romely, fhe W'ould, be put.6rg iij forne pretty N-ect x-vord of Chr ff I but aboVe all, ffic would do -what fhe coLi Id to draw' thc heart oF, ber brethren and JAefs af ft Chrift -. and thefe W 11 s no 6n aft' bof)es, that hercxample aria.g4d' council did prevail wid 1 16 1 -n c,' of them when they Were young, to get into corners top ray, and to At very gracious queffiQ Is, AbOUt tile thill"s of' od.
io. She was vcr cont-ciciltioti ;_-, in keepingthe Sabbath fp endllnljr the whole time either in rcadj'Q(T orpraying, or warning her i at I elchifin, or in teichim, herbrethre'rt, mid fifIcrs. Oi.e tilhe wh-cn. flle %vas left at liorve Upon tbe Lorl,-I's.
fhe grot lbale other llttlq' children to,,c_',I-,cr vjth her brottiers andlTfte'rs, anc'i Initead CA-Play'-, J1 (as other n
tife to do) ihc tc)!d thcin, thaf w-istile, Lord's day, and that they Ouglit





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Ought to remember that day t keep it holy : And then the to!
them, how it was to be fpcnt religious exerci fe all the da y Ion
exixpt 1f6 much as wvas to be takenp up in the works of neceffth a d inercy ; then Ihe praye, with them herkl- f, and anion other tings begged, that th, iLcA. would g Iive grace, and wif'ldom to them little Children, that they riiight know. how t ferve him ; as one of the litti ones in the company. with. her
told ifterwards.
L 1. She was-a child of' a flirang
ten dernefs and compaflion to all* 4 full of bowels and pityv Wo
Pie could not help, fIhe w-Oul1 -%eep over ; efpecially if thie Iaw, her mother at any 'time troubled,Vie would quickly make he forrows her own, and w~ep f
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i ~.When her mother had ben fomnewhat folicitous about any Worldly thing, fhe would try tcp put her off frdm her care one way or other. One time -the told her, 0 mnother,-grace is, better than that,.
(mann forneth16g her mother wanted, I had rather have grace and the lot'e of Chriff., than any thing in the' 'World. 13. This 'Child was 'often inufing & bLified In the thoughtsof her cv-" erlaftinig work ;witniefs that ftrange quiefhonh, 0 what at they do-Ingp who are already in heaven ?an d (he feemned to be greatly defirous to b,,: among "em who were praifin, loving, delighting in~odf,and ferving of him without fin. Her langLiage, was fo ftrange about ipirit-tiI miattel's, that lhc made: many excellent chrifIIais toftand, arnazed, asjudg-, Ing it farce to be paralleled.
14. She tobk great delighnt in rcaci~ o f 1(h cfkeripture, and lomnze part 1of rit was mote fwveet to hD than






than her appointed food : 6 would get feveral choice feriptu by heart, and difcourfe of the favourly, and apply them fuitab
iS. She was not altogether lbranger to other good books, b would be reading of them wi much affedion: and where fI might, the noted the books pa ticularly, obferving what in t reading did moft warm her hear and the was ready upon occaid to improve it.
I6. One time a woman com ing into the houfe in a greatpa lion, fpoke of her condition,as none were like hers, and it would never be otherwife ; the chi faid, it were a firange thing to f when it is night, it iill nev be day again.
17. At another time a near r nation of her's, being in lbfi flraits, made fome complaint to whom flhp faid, I have hea
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ficaven w ithout a Penny in bi ptirfe, but not -without grace III is heart.
18. She had ain extraordinary love to the -people of God, -and when the faw any that the tho't feared the'Lord, her heart would ,even leap for joy.
19. She loved to be much,-by berlelf, and would he greatly grieved if (he were at any time cieprived',of a coniv~inry for fecret duty ; (he could not live with-: out conftant addreffes to God .in fecret; and-was not a little pleafed when (hec could go into a corner to pray and weep. 20. She was much in~ praifing God, and feldom or never comnplained of any things buit fin.,
21. She continLIed ]I this courfe of pr-aying and praifing ef(,od, and gr~at dtinfuliwfs anid fweetnefs to her parents, and thofec that taugt-fthranv 1ting, 'yet fl-i didgreatly




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greatly encourage her moth while The was a widow and d fired the abfence of a huiban might in fome measure be mad upby the dutifulnefs and holinefl of a child. She fludied all th
*ways the could to make her moth er's life fweet.
22. When the was between ele ven and twelve years old, the fick ned ; in which fhe carried it wit admirable patience and fiveetnefs and did what the could with fcrip ture arguments, to fupport and en courage'her relations to part with hler, who was going to glory, an to prepare themfelves to meet heP in a bleffed eternity. 23. She was, not many days fick before flhe was marked ; whic :The firft law herfelf, and wa' greatly rejoiced to think that flu' was marked out for the Lord, an was now going apace to ChriftL he called to her friends, and faid,
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am marked, butbc not troubled, for I know1'am marl cd -ioronc of the Lord's own. 0-1c afkcd her, how fhe, knew t that ? ffic'anf-verecI4 the Lbrd hath told n ic, tha t I am one of his dear childrcn. -And thOs" the, fp&kc vvi th a holy 6nifidencei n't.hc Lord's love, to htr' foul, and was not in-the Teaft ctauntc4 vvh n fl-ilc fpak-c of her -death .; but fccmed grutly delfghted in the apprehentfon of her nearnefs to her father's hotife And it was not 10149 beI 'ore Ole ,vas filled th joy unfbcakable

2-T. Wb eil f-heJufHay a dyinw.her mother cam-C to her, and tol(t her, fhe was forry fliat, ffie ha& reproved and,,correcled fo good it C I 'id f' oft. 0 moth' er, fa*dfhe, I-PeaknotithLIS, I blefs 'God, no-xI am dyin.6;, for your rep'rous ancf' corre6t16ristooJor -it may be, 1, Mig lie to hell, if It bacl.
not Tlclc Ivefogro your repioofs an4 11"Orrecbons. D z 2e




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as. Some of her neighbour coming to vifit her, afked her, I The would leave them ? fhe a fvwered them, If you ferve t Lord, you hall come after me t glory.
26. A little before fhe died, th had a great conflict with Satan and cried out, I 'am none of his Ier mother feeing her in trouble Iafked her what was the matter The anfwered, Satan did trouble xne, but now I thank God all i tvell, I know I am not his, bu, Chriftf's.
27. After this, fle had a grqat fenle of God's love, and a glori ous fight, as if flhe had feen the very heaveris opened, and th angels come to receive her ; b which her heart was filled wit joy, and her tongue with praife. S28. Being defired by the land ers by, to give them aparticula account of what he faw :he a fwered





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fwerecl, you fhall know hereafter.and fo- in an ecflafy of" joy and holy triumph, fhe went to heavenl when flie was abbut twelve Years old. HA4LLELUYAII.


EXA M PL E IV.

Offd child that legan to look towiaids heaven -when ]he was about fotr years old, with2 Jbme ohfirvabic paffages i'n her life, and at her death.
'.A CERTAIN little child,
When (hie wvas about four years old, had'a, conscientious !"enfe of her dUty towards her paMeuS, becaufe the commandmient faith, honour.,thy father arid, thy mother. And though flie, had little advantage of education, fhe, carried itwth the greatefit reverence toiher pret imaginable, fo





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fo that fhe was no fmail credit, a well as comfort to them.
2. It was no unufual thin for her to weep, if the faw he parents troubled, though herfel had not been the occasion of it.
A. When fhe cine from fchool, fhie wouid with grief and abhorrence fay, that other children had inned againft God by fpcaking grievous words, which were o bad, that The durft not fpeak them again.
4. She would be oftentimes admiring of God's mercy, for fqo much goodnefs to her rather than to others; that the faw fome begging, others blind, f6me crooked, and that fie wanted nothing that was good for her.
S. She was many a time, and often, in one hole or another, in tears upon her knees.
6. This poor little thi g would be ready to couiifdl other little children,





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children, how they ought to ferve God ; and putting them upon gettitjg by themfelvs to pra3 ; and bath been known when her friends have been abroad, to have beei teaching children to pray, efpecially upon the L&d's day.
7. She very ferioufly begged the prayers of others, that they would remember her, that the Lord would give her grace,
8. When this chidd faw fornme that were laughing, who hec
judged to be 'very wicked; the told them, the feared they had little reafon to be merry. They afked, whether one might not laugh ? fhe anfwered ; no indeed, till you have grace they who are wicked, have more need to cry than to laugh.
9. She would fay, that it was the duty of parents, mniaflers and mif ~effes,, to reprove (thofe under their charge) for fin, or elfe God will meet with then. 10.





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I10. She would be very attentive when The read the fIcriptures, and be much affected with them.
I i. She would by no means b perfuaded to profane the Lord's day, but would f end it in Ibme good duties.
12. When the went to school, it was willingly and joyfully; and The was very teachable and exemplary to other children.
13. When (he was taken fick, ~ne afked whether the were willing to die ? the anfwered, yes, if God would pardon her fins. Being afked, how her fins should be pardoned ? the anfwered, through the blood ofChrift.
14. She faid, the did believe in Chrift, and defired and longed to be with him; and did with a great deal of cheerfulnef give up her foul EXAMPLE





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EXAM PLE V.
Ofthe pious life andjoyfdul death of a child who died 'when he was
aboutt twelve years old, 1632.
1. Harles Bridgman had no
fooner learnt to fpeak, but he betook himfelf to prayer.
2. He was very prone to learn the things of God.
3. He would be fometimes teaching them their duty, that waited upon him.
4. He learned by heart many good things, before he was well tt to go to fchool: and when he was fent to school, he carried it fo, that all who obferved him, either did or might admire him. 0 the fweet nature, the good difpofition the fincere religion, which was in this child!
Sg. When he was at fchool, what was it that he defired to learn, but Chrift, and him crucified ? 6.





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6. So religious and favour were his words, his actions fo u right, his devotion fo hearty, h fear of God fo great, that man were ready to fay at they did John; what manner of Child fhal this be?
7. He oiuld be much in read ing the holy fcriptures.
8. He was defirous of mor fpiritual knowledge, and wouh be often asking very furious an admirable questions.
9. He ,would not flit out o doors before he had poured cu his foul to the Lord.
i o. When he ate any thing, h would be fure to lift up his hear unto the Lord for a bleffing upo it; and when he had moderatel refrefhed himifelf by eating, h would not forget to acknowledg God's goodnetfs in feeding of him
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his knees: and when fometimes he had forgotten his duty, he be wouid quickly rife out of his bed, and kneeling down upon his bate knees, covered with no garment but his linnen, afk God forgivenefs for that fin.
12. He wouid rebuke his brethrien if they were at any time too hafly at their meals, and did eat without asking a bleffing : his check was ufually thus; dare you do thus ? God be merciful to us, this bit of bread might choke us.
13. His fentences were wife and weighty, and well might become fome ancient chriftian.
146 His ficknefs was a lingering difeafe, againfl which to comfort him, one tells him of poffeffions that mufl fall to his portion : and what are they, faid he, I had rather have the kingdom of heaven, than a thoufaLnd fiuch inheritances.




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so
I5. When he was ick,
feemed much taken up with hea.
en, and afked very ferious qu
tions about the nature of his
16. After he was pretty w~
fatisfied about that, he inquire how his bfoul might be faved ? th anfwer being made, by the a plying ofChrift's merits by faith he was pleafed with the anfwe and was ready to give any on that should defire it, an account
his hope.
17. Being afked, whether b
had rather live or die ? he anfwe ed, 1 defire to die, that I may g
to my faviour.
18. His pains encreafing upo
him, one atked him, whether I would rather fill endure tho pains, or forfake Chrift ? ala faid he, I know not what to fay being but a child; for thefe pai may flagger a firong man; but will firive to endure the beft tha
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I can. Upon this he called to mind that martyr Thomas Bilney; who being in prifon, the night before is burning, put his finger into the candle, to know how he could endure the fire. O (faid the child) had I lived then, I would have run through the fire to have gone to Chrift.
19. His ficknefs lafled long, and at leaft three days before his death, he prophefied his departure, and not only that he mufft die, but the very day. On the Lord's day, faid he, look to me ; neither was this a word of courfe which you may guefs by his often repetition, every day afking till the day come; what, is Sunday come ? at laft, the looked fbr day came indeed, and no fooner had the fun beautified that morning with its light, but he falls into a trance; his eyes were fixed, his face cheerful, his lips fmil, Ing






ing, his hands an fe afped in bow, as if he would have receive ed fome bleffed angel that were a hand to receive his foul. But he comes to himfelf and tells they how he faw the fweeteft body' that ever eyes beheld, whobid him be of good cheer, fori he muft prefently go with him.
20. One that flood near him, as now fufpedting the time of his diffolution nigh, bid him fay, Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit, which is thy due; for why, thou haft redeemed it, 0 Lord, my God molft true.
21. The laft words which he fpake, were exactly thefe : pray, pray, pray, nay, yet, pray; and the more prayers, the better all profper ; God is the beft phyfi. cian; into his hands I commend mny fpirit, 0 Lord Jefus receive my foul : now clofe mine eyes : forgive me, father, mother, brothcr,





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er, rifler, and all the world. Now I am well, my pain is almofi gone, my yoy is at hand. Lord have mercy on me. 0 Lord receive my foul unto thee. And thus he yield ed his fpirit up unto the Lord when he was about twelve years old.
This narrative was taken out of Mr. Ambrofe's Life's Leafe.


EXAMP LE VI.
Of a poor child that was awakened w hen he was aboutSfve years old.

. A Certain very poor child
.f'that had a very bad father, but it was to be hoped a very good mother, was by the providence of God, brought to the fight of a godly friend of mine, who upon the firft fight of the child, had a great pity for him, and took
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an affecq6ion to him, and had mind tobring him up for Chrift
!. At the firfi, he did wit great fwebtnefs and kindnefs a lure the child ; by which means i was not long before he got a dee intereft in the heart of the Chil and he began to obey him wit more readinefs than children ufu ly do their parents.
3. By this a door was opene for a 'farther work, and he had greater advantage to inftilfpiritu al principles into the foul of th child; which he was not wanting in, as the Lord gave opportunity, and the child was capable of.
4. It was not long before th Lord was pleafed to firike in with the' fpiritual exhortations of this godd man, fo that the child was brought to a liking of the thing of God.S. He quickly learnt a gre part of the affembly's catecthif by






by heart, and that before he could read his primer within book ; and hlie took a great delight in learning his catechifml,
6. He was not only able to give a very good account of his catechifm, but he would anfwer fuch queflions, as are not in the catechifm, with greater underfitanding than could be expected of one of his age.
7. He took great delight in difcourfing about the things of God; and when my friend had been either praying or reading, expounding or repeating of fermons, he feemed very attentive, and ready to receive the truths of God, and would with incredible gravity, diligence and affection, wait till duties were ended, to the no fmall joy and admiration of them which obferved him.
8. He would afkvery excellent questions, and difcourfe about the condition







cond tion of his foul and heaven] things,- and feemed mightily con' cerned what fhould become of ht foul when he fhould die : fo tha his difcourfe ma-de fomne chri ians even t6 ilatid aftonifhed.
9. He was greatly taken wit the great kindnefs of Chrift in dy ing for Iinners, and would be in tears at the mentioh'of them: an fee med at a ftrange rate to b affeded with the unfpedkable loy !fChrift.
lo. When no body had bee fpedkiig to him, he would bur out into tears, anid being aked thi reafon, he would fay, that- the ye
ry thoughts of' Chrifi's love to firiners in, fuffe ring for themr, madle him that he could, not but cryI'
'.Before he was fix years okji, he nad'e conference of fecret duty,, and when he prayed, it Was wI Ifuch extraordinary meltings, that




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his eyes have looked red and fore, with weeping by himfelf for this fin
12. He would be putting of chriftianS upon fpiritual difcourfe when he faw them, and feemed little fatisfied unlefs they were talking of good things.
13. It is evident, that this poor child's thoughts were very much bufied about the things of another world, for he would oftentimes be fpeaking to his bed-fellow at midnight about the matter of his foul; and when he could not fleep he would take heavenly conference to be fweeter than his appointed reft. This was his ufual cuflom, and thus he would provoke and put forward an experienced chriffian, to fpend waking hours in talk of God and the everIafing reft.
14. Not long after this, his good mother died, which went very






y erhis heart, -for he great, honored his mother.
I-, After the death of h m-other, he would often'repe fomne of his promifes that are mad to fatberlefs 'children, ef'peciall that in'Exod 2. 2 ye Ihallin afflid any* widow "or the fathe jkfs ehild', if thou piffli~a themI tn wie And the 'cry at all unt mre, I W ill furely hear their cry.
-Thefe wdrds he would often re peat with tears, ay, I a fatherlef's an'd irnothrlefs upo earth, yet if any wrong me, I hay a father in heCaven W ho w ill ta k my part; to i comnim feif, and in'him is all my trut.
16. Trhus he' continued in courfe of holy dutie s, living in t fear of God, & fhewed 'wonderfu grace for a child, and died f-wee 17 in the faith of Jefus.
My friend, is aju'dicious chrifl jan of many rears ex perience who





vwho was no ways related to him, but a conflant and ear witnefs of his godly life, and honourable and cheerful death, from whom'I received this information.

E X A M P L E VII.

Ofa notorious wicked child, who
was taken up from begging, and admirably converted : with an account of his holy ke and joyful death, when he was ine years old.

. A Very poor child; of the
"A parish of Newingtonbuts, came begging to the door of a dear chriftian friend of mine, in a very lamentable cafe, fo filthy and nafty,that he would have even turned one's flomach to have looked on him : but it pleafed God to raife in the heart of my friend, a great pity





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pity and tendernefs towards t poor child, fo that in charity took him out of the ftreets, wh parents were unknown ; art who had nothing at all to com mend him to any one's chart but his mifery. My friend eyeinf the glory of God, and the good the immortal foul of this wretch creature, difcharged the parish o the child,and took him as his own defigning to bring him up for th Lord Chrift. A noblepiece of char ity and thatwhich did make th kindnefs far the greater, was tha there feemed tobe very little hop of doing any good upon this chilh for he was a very monfler of wick ednefs, and a thousand times mo miferable and vile by his fin, tha by his poverty. He was running t hell as foon as he could go, an was old in naughtinefs when h was young inm ears; and on hall farce h ear of a per.
fo






fon fo much like thie devil in his infancy, as this poor child was. What fin was there (that his age was capable of) that lie did not commit ?whatby thecorruption of his nature,& the abominable example of little beggar boys, he was arrived to a firange 'pitch ofimpiety. He would call filthy names, take God's name in vain, curfe aid wear, and doalmoft all kind of mifchief; and as to any thing ofG od, worfe than a heathen.
2. But this fin and iifery was but a fironger motive to that gracious man to pity him, and to do all that poffibly he could to pluck the firebrand out of the fire; and it was not long before the Lord was pleaded to let him underfland that he had a defign of everlafling kindnefs upon the foul of this poor child ; for no fooner had this good man taken this creature into his houfe, but he prays for him, and
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labours with all his might to co vince him of his miferable con tion by nature, and to teach h fomething of Gdd, the worth his foul, and that eiernity of glo or mifery that he was born t and bleffed be free grace, it w not long before the Lord w pleafed tb let him 6nderflan that it was himfelf Which put into his heart to take in this chil that he might bring him up f Chrift. The Lord fbon firuck 1 with his godly inftruffion, fo th' an amazing change was feen i the child ; in a few weeks time was convinced of the evil of hi ways; j no nmoie news now of h calling of names, fwearing, curfing ; no more taking of tl Lord's name in vain; now he civil and refpetive, and fuch firange alteration was wrought the child, that all the parifh th rang of his villany before, wr now ready to talk of his reform ation





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ation ; his company, his talk, hi employment is now changed; and he is like another creature; fo that the glory of God,s free grace began already to fhine in him.
- 3And this change was not an external one, and to be difcerneci abroad, but he would get by himfelf, and weep and mGurn bitterly, for his horrible wicked life, as might eafily be perceived by them that lived mn the houfe with him.
4. It Was the great care of his godly materfto ftrike in with thofe convictions which the bord had inade, and t6 improve them all he could; ;and he was not a little glad t fee his labour was not in vain hn the Lord :he lill experiences that the Lord doth carry on his own work mightily upon the heart ofthechild: he is ftill more & more broken under a fenfe of his undone flate by nature: he is oft in tears, and bemoaning his loft & miferable condition. When his





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rnafter did fpeak of the things o God, lhe liftened earneftly an took in with much greedinefs anj afledion what he was taught, feIl dom was there any difcourfe about foul matters in his hearing, but h heard it as if it were for his life and would weep greatly.
5. He would after his mafte had been fpeaking to him, or others, of the things of God, go to him, and question with him abou them, and beg of him to inftrud and teach him farther, and to tell him thofe things again, that he might remember and underftiand them better.
6. Thus he continued feeking after the knowledge of God and Chrift, and pradifing holy duties, till the ficknefs came into the houfe, with which the child Was fmitten ; at his firft fickening, the poor child was greatly amazed and afraid, and though his pains





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pains were great, and the diftemper very tedious, yet the feqfe of his fin, and the thought of the niferable condition that he feared his foul was fill in, made his trouble ten times greater : He was in grievous agonies of fpirit, and his former fins flared him in the face, and made him tremble; the poifon-of God's arrows did ec yen drink up his' spirits ; the fenfe of fin and wrath was fo great, that he could not tell what in the world to do; the weight of God's difpleafure, and the thought of lying under it to all eternity, did even break him to pieces, and he did cry out very bitly, what should he do? He was iniferable finner; and he -feared that he should go to hell his fins had been fo great and nany, that there was no hopes for him. He was not by. far fo much concern, ed for his life,' as for his foul,
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what would become of that fore er. Now the plague upon body seemed nothing to that which was in his foul.
7. But in this great diftrefs th Lord was pleafed to fend one take care for his foul, who urge to him the great and precious promifes which were made to on in his' condition; telling hit there was enough in Chrift fo the chiefeft of finners; and tha he came to feek and fave fuch a loft creature as he was. But this poor child found it a very difficult thing for him t'o believe that there was any mercy for fuich a dread ful finner as he haid been.
8. He was made to cry out of himfelf, not only for his wearing and lying, and other outwardly notorious fins; but he was in great horror for the fin of his nar ture, for the vilenefs of his heart, and original corruption; under it he




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he was in fo great anguifh, that the trouble of his fpirit, made him in a great meafure to forget the pains of his body.
9. He did very particularly confefs and bewail his fins with tears; and fome fins fo fecret, that none in the world could charge him with them.
o10. He would condemn himfelf for fin, as deferving no mercy ; and thought that there was not a greater finner in all London than himfelf, and he abhorred himself as the vileft creature he knew,
i. He did not only pray much with ftrong cries and tears himfelf, but he begged the prayers of chriltians for him.
12. Hle would afk chriftians, whether they thought there were any hopes fotbr him, and would beg of them to deal plainly with him, for he was greatly afraid of being deceived, 13.







13 Being informed how wik
ling the Lord Chrift was toccep of poor winners, upon their repen tance and turning, and being counfelled to venture himfelfupon Chrift for mercy -and' falvation he laid, he would fain call him felfupon Chriff, but he coul notbut-wondler, how Chrift fhoul be willing to die forfuch a vil wretch was he was; and that he found it one ofthe hardeff thing
in the world to- believe.
74. But at Rla, it pleafed th S Lord to give him Ibme final
hopes that there might be mercy for him, for he had been the chief efti of fingers ; and was made tc lay a little hold upon fuch prom, ifes, as that, come'unto me, all y that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you reft. But O0 how did this poor boyadmire and blets God for the .eaft hopes t How highly did he prize fuch free and




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and rich grace, that flhould pity and pardon him and at laft he was full of praife, and admiring of God ; fo that (to fpeak in the words of a precious man, who was an eye and ear witnefs) to the praife and glory of God, be it [poken, the houfe at that day, for all the ficknefs in it, was a little lower heaven, fo full of joy and praife.
IS. The child grew exceedingly in knowledge, experience, patience, humility and felf abhorrency; and he thought he could never fpeak bad enough of hirnfelf, the name that he would call himfelf by, was a toad.
16. And though he prayed before, yet now the Lord poured out upon him the fpirit of prayer, in an extraordinary manner for one of his age ; fo that now he prayed more frequently, more earnefily, more fpiritually than ever






f-ver. 0 bow eagerly would I bepto be afhed -in the blo d

cfus 1 and that -the, King linas and Lord of lords,..th' "kvas over heaven and earth, all fea, woul&pardon and forgive Jiimall bis fins,, and r'ece I Vefo fl into his kirigdoffi. Am vhat he it was with
Tn ucb life and'fer voe of fpIrit, 'a' that Jt filled the hearers witl-I a
0 d'
ii-riliffirn,,ent an joy
i He ba& a fn all fenfe -iall f f o the uf6 and xcellcnty of Chrlfl,' and'-fuch longings and brcathim_,,i
-of his f6u I after him,, that, wht"i Tnention -hath been made of Chrift,, lie hath been' ready almost to lup ,out'of his bed, for joy.
6. When he wastold, thati, Ee'fbould recc,-r, be muft not live as hc 1111 ; but be muft CFIVC'
hirnMf to: Chriff, ard to be
Uchlld.apd feivant, to 'bear his' oke and be obedient to his lav ,s,,, and





and live a holy, Iife, -and take~ hIs &rofs, and ftiffer mocking randc re-. proach, it niay be, perfecution forhis name's fake. Now, cdd (faid one to him) are you~ willing' to have Chriff upon fuch terms tie fignified his willinnefs by the earnefinefs of his looks arid words~ and the caf 1n gu p of'his eies t6i heav'e'n, H-1yig, yes with all n-y foul, the Lord helping mre, I will do this.
i19. Yet he had Miany doubtsand fears, and was ever and ariort harping upTon that, that thdiigh he were willing, yet Chrif lihe feared wa%%s nof willin g to accept him, becaufe of the treaitnefs of his fins ; yet his hopes were grejt. tr hani his fears;Z ,yo. The Wednefdlay before hie died, the child lay as it were in a, trance for about half an hour, 1i which time he thought hie faw g vifion of angels: ;when ihewva,*




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out of his trance, he wa4s in a tle pet, and aiked his nurfe, w the did not let him go? go, w there child, faid fhe: why alo with thofe brave gentleman (fa he) but they told me they wou come and fetch me for all of y upon Friday next. And he doubt led his words many times, upo Friday next, thofe brave gentle men will come for me; and upo that day, the child died joyfully .21. He was very thankful t his mater, and very fenfible of hi great kindnefs in taking him o of the fireets, when he was a beg ging: and he admired at the good nefs of God, which put it inmt the mind of a firanger to look uI on, and to take fuch a father care of fuch a pitiful forry cream ture as he was. 0 my dear maft er, (faid he) and fervant of God I hope to fee you in heaven, for am fure you will go thither.
bleffed,






61efifed, bleffed, be Go i, thatmq j I Ou to take pity upon me, for'l ijjlgl t have died, and have g6fta ta the devil, and ha:vc bte'l-i oarnif' cd f6rcNTC1-,- it it had Dot'b en,-62 2 T 111C 1-hurfday 'Worc ho died, he afked a very-go-My frienA bf MIOC' What llo thouo-ht tol-laittoil, and wl)ltbcr h-is f6ut was now golng ? for h -- fild, 'h' could not' 11111 btft feAr, leaft hG should deceive hjmfcl ,,Vlth fallfe, hopes. At wh1c'n my friend fpoke to him thus, child; for all that I ,bqNc cndeaVOLired tcl) hold forth i C I
(,race of ol in Chr'ft'to th''
Y
foil], 111 1 given you a warrant fil-on-i the Nvord of GqA tbatChrift is as f'rCely Gffcrc-,I.fo y ou, as Au anv dinner In the world If thoa
art but Willing to a cept of'hi' thou mayc1l h ave Chyi'sl, nd a'11 that thou' duff nt'w' h'h'
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va hou do{o gi"1.e way to the thy doubtings ajid fears, as thu I told you nothing but lies. T f~yefl, thou feareft that Cri
-will not accept of thee ; I1f~e thou art not heartily willing o ~accept of!)I m. The child anf ed, indeed I am : why then, cIt if thou art unifeignedly~ willn bave Chr11 I tll -thee hie is thoufand times more wiflino, t have thee, and wafhi thee, and fa thee, than thou art to defire i, And now at this time Chrift fers biinielf, f-eely'to theeagi therefore receive him humbly faith frito thy heartn, aind bid hi1 welcome, for h deferNveth it. U op which words thc Lord dif-cove td his love to Chri 11, and lie ga
~ idof a leap in his bed a 1Ibapt his firigers andl thumbs to nether width abundan-c ofjoy vi tich as -to fay, w, ell, yea allI L- eIi the match is m-ade; Ckirift i willing,.






willing, and T Am willing too; and -now, Chrift is Mnine, and I am his forever. And from that timie forward,,in full joy and affurance of God's love, hie continued ear~rieftly praifirtg God, with dleir jig to die, and be with Chriff. Aind on Friday morning hie fweetly went to refi, uiffrngthat very cxprefflon, into thy hanids, Lord, I1 commit my fIjrit. He died pundphally at thiat tin-e which he had fpoke of, and in which he eixpeded thofC angels to comne tcy Win ; hie was not nch above nine ye ars old when he died.
This narrative I had from ajudicious holy man, who was an eye andi ear wituefsto ,1I thc~c- EX A N PL r









E X A M P L E VII.
Of 17 Chl'ld tbV -7fWS VCI-Y fi0-I*OVr
low-years Old, -";"!b all acc&IIPI rfldl'-, ccw Oj-.,,z4Ie deatb, zchcl' be ---as ycan, ildre_'

OhD Sudlow, was born of rellgious parents ill the County 0, 1jIddJcfcx, -,,vhofe great care vva to Inflil fpIritual Principics int 'him, as fbon as lie was ctpable o underflanding 'of them ;' -vhof' endeavours the Lord was' picaf-e to crown with the defied fuccefis fo that (to 'ufe'the expiefli6n of 1-ioly man concerning him) farce more could be cxpeded or defircd from fo little a one.
2. 'When he was farce able toi fpeak plain, he seemed to have a, very






very great awve and reverence of God "POD his fpjrit, and a ftran ge fenfe of' the thing's of another world4', as eight easily be perceivCed by thofe frcrious and admiirable queffions which hie would be oft a Ikilng of thofe chriftians that be thought he might be bold with.
3.Tefirfl- things that did moft jffCad himn, and made him en-, deavour to escape frorn the wrathj to come, and to enquire what hie flhoild do~ to he faved&, was the death of' a little brother ; when he favv h111 %Vith0Ut breath, and not. IC~ to fpea or tir, and, then carned lout of doors, an~d piit into a pit hocle, he was' grcarly conc aboib1 ; but that -ivic'h was
Mor afee mgf hrnlf ndothZ ers, was, whether he inufdie too ? wVhich~ betig nvered, it mAe fu4ch a dee imprciini up'
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on himi that from that ti'Me
ward, he wavs exceeding ferio
ndthis was when hie was b
ifpur years old.
4- Now he Is defirous to kno
what he might do that he ii r live in another world, and wh
bemuft avoid, that he might n
die for ever, ano being it~ftrua by his gTodly Parents, he foon L bours to avoid whatsoeverr mig difpleafeC God ; now tell him th"' any thing was iinfid, and that Go
would tnt have h im kod t
h-e is easily kept from it, and eve at this time 'of day, "lhe appr henfions of God apd death an' eternity laid 4iich a reifraint VPo irim, that he'would Pot for a wor
hlave told a lie.
~.He qickly learned to re
exattly, and took fuch pef*
reading of the fcr-IptureFs anijcel, carechifin and, ther gb'od book that it is fcarce to be paralelled, be





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ie would naturally run to his Iaik without bidding, when hie camen hjome from fchool, and when other children of his age and- acquaintanice were playing, lierecckoiled It his rcre-ation to be doing good,
6.When hie was in coats, hie would be fi10 ailing his maid ferious qiieftions, and prayin~g her to teach 'himhjris catedchrfi-r, or fCrIpnte~r, or Ifonic good thin" I cormnopr 'hfcourf'e he toock no (Te"light In, bitt did roft eagerl~& fire to be ftickin -,in office ktiowl ed ge of thle th ings of Od C4jhill his foul, avndta iothcr wovdi.
7. Wc was htlgeyjak~n with the reading bf the bok of mhartyrs, and would be ready~f ea-V6 his dinner to go to his hook.
S. He was &Aceding, caeful of re~cerning ian irnpr6WP1ng Of timne; kfirc a im)nrefft of it, but hie woutd~givc an exc~n con





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Of 4ie expence of i;fo th4t th chi~d might have taught elder per' lons, and will quefionlefs coi deumn their idle and unaccountab'1 Wafting of thofe precious, hour in which they' fhould (as th i fwek'et child) have been laying 11 prnVIhon1 for eternity.
9. He could not endure to rea, any thing over flightly0 but wha-t" foeverhle read, he dwe"'lt uIpon it, 1boUe to unde-rfland it: horoughi
could not Undcfand, he woul oftafk his father or m-other th', meaning~o it.
i o. When, any cb -rifflan friend' h-ave been. difCOUrfin111 Vith hI faithe-r, if they began to talk an thing abOUt religion, to be fur ihey flhould have h' copany and 6 f his own accord, lie wvoul leave all to, hear any thingT(0 C2hripif, and creep as clofe to thei as he cul,and,1ilten as affed ioit ately,








tey' though it wei-e for an hoti known to express the lea tke 0f weapnefs while le was hand-1 1-ng any thing that was grod) ant1fametirnes, -when neighbours childIren would come and call hidi out, and entice him, a Ind teg of himn to go with themb, hecould by rno nic~ans be perlUadcd, (tho;' be night have hadthe leave of his pVqru ~t) If lie had an~y hopes that~ any g otod boys -wuld come inrto his father's hoiife.
i i. Hie was very motleff while an .y firanger wAas prefent, anid wats loth to alk them't anyt q4uetIOD ; but as foon as they were gonhe, he would let h~is father kno6* that there was little fiiid or done, but he .ohfervedi it, an~d would reile~t upon what was paff in their dlifcourfe, and defire fatisfadtjon inl what he, could not underfl-nd at Present.
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12. He was a boy of mofT p digous parts for his age, as appear from his fol d and rati al queffions ; I hall metition two of many.
13. The firf' was this, wh he was reading by himfef, Draiton's poems about Noa flood and the ark ? It being fwered, that it was likely th Noah hired men to help hi build it: and would they (fiid build an ark to fave another, a not go into it themfelves ?
14. Another question he p was this : which had a great glory, faints or angels? It beid anfwered, that angels were t moft excellent of creatures, a it is to be thought, their nature, made capable of greater glT than man's. He faid, he was another mind, and his reafon wd becaufje angels were fervants, a faints are children; and that Chr never





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ever took up on him the nature of faints, and by his being mian~, be h afh advanced human nature above the nature of angels. 15. By this you may perceive the gteatriefs of his parts,.and tle bent of is thoughts ; arnd thu~s lhe continued~ for feveral years together, labouringr to get Imoeand Inore fpiritual knowledge, an~d to precpare for ant endlefs life.
16. He was a child of arn excel-. le~nt fweet t(.nmpQ I, wonderfully dutiful to his parents, ready anjd joyful to do what hie was bid,.and by no means Wxould do any thing to difpleafe then, and if they were a t aIny t Imne feem inly angcry, he would not ffir from them till they we-re thought reconciled to

7,. He was not only good himnfeif, but would do what he could to make others f'o too, ef'Picially* thofe that were nearcft to him; he





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lic as very xv tchful over brethren and Ifers, and wo not Lfpffer them to ife auiy hand fip adion, bui lhe wt c putting thew upon that wll ias -pod ; w~id -when hie di any tirrnc rebuke them, it w,.as thilifh-iy and il hLy,1ut W great graityr, and ferjolifnefs. one that as not aittle conr for God's honoiut, and tb&c eter vclfae of their fouls, a iS. Hek would go to hisfa
and mnotber with great tendern "In compaffion, (1)6n- far f'r tchII(gof tales) and bcg of'the to take more care of the fouls Nis brethrten and fifters ; and take Ieed, left they fhioudd go in a MifuJ ChriffIef flate,a prove their forrow and fih
'0 g to. fell Whe the aind be ruined forever.
219. H~e was exceedinglya
Id Wihhern of the wo)rd






Gdpreached, and could no b~e atisfied, except he could cary homne much of the ft4Afance of what he heard; to this end bheqikly got to learn fhort hand, ao~ would gtve a very pretty ac count of any feri-non that he heard.,
zo. He was much crigaged i fecret duity, and in reading th feripture ; to befure morning and evening he would be by himself,, and -was, ilo queflion, wreflbig with God.
,zi. He would get choice fcriptures by heart, and waq very perfe6t at his catcchif-m.
~~. f Th-po ice of God .were not paffecd b r, Without coflfiderable oblfervat ion by bum.
23' In the time of the plague, he was ece~ccdjngly concerned a-. bout his foul andi everiailing fAate; And mTuch by hifeCif upon his; knees. This prayer was found wrIitien in IThort hand after his
death. 0 Loi/







Lord God and merejfulfat take pity upon me Ia mifce, inner, and /irengthen me, 0L keep me from this poifonousri tion ; however, not my will but ~will be done, 0 Lord, on earth, it Is in heaven ; but, 0 Lord,
thuhfl appointedme to die by:
OLord, fit me for death, & given a goad heart to bear up under f a/fiHions: 0 Lord Godandmercjf father take piity on me thy'chitteach me 0 Lord thy word, ma mnefrong in faith. 0 Lord, I ha. finned ag~ainJ/l thee; Lord pard, my fins. I had been in hell long a ,ifit had not bee ifor thy mercy: Lord, Ipray thee to keep my pare in thy truth, andfav'e the7, f this infection, if it be thy wil thbat they may live to bring meJ i I n thby truth : 0 Lord, I pray th flay thi1s infed[ian that ra7ge eth thi city and pardon their i and try i'hemj onee more, and lee t/iey






they wvill turns1 untod thee. Sa've Me, 0 Lord,from this Mne~otat I I, ay li to p ra il ani;d gloify t hy faMe'; hut, 0 Lord, if' thou haft
apened me to die of /I, -lit me fo deth tat I mahde with comfjort; and,11 0 Lord, I pray thee to helpr pie to bear up under all afflidion~s, for Chrji'sfake. Amen.
24. Ile was not a little concerned for the 'whole nation, and begged that God would pardon. the fins of the land, and bring it nearer to himfeif.
aS About the beginning of November 1665, this f-weet child was fmote with the diftemper, but he carried it with admirable patictice under the hand of God.
,26. Thefe are fome of is dyimgexpreliions-the Lordl ihali be roy p~hyfician, for he will cure both f-Oul and body. Heaven is~ the becft hofpital: It is~ the L~ord, let him~ do what fieemeth good ill his







his eye-S. Again, it is theL that taketh avyay my hecalthj I will fay as Job faid, bleflI d the name of the Lord. If I thou
1i~e lngerI'll1 bUt fin agair 2od. Looking'upon. his fath hie f'aid, If the Lord3 woukd i lend me the leaft fin-er of h' hand, to lead me through the da entry of death, I will rejoice 1
-him.
27. When a mmnit if rc
1iamong other th,7ings.I f-Pake fomekwhat of life. He f&a this is a Nvicked world, yet t i' good to live with~ my parent but it is better to live in heaven'
28. An hour and a half befo hIs death, the fame miuniffer ca again to vifit im., arid alked hin John, art thAou afr-ai to ile ? I ant wered, no, if the LordW but comfort me in that hour.I faid the minifler, how canfl t~ cxpcd coilfou, I'edng wed






femv none M e anfwered, no, if J, had my eieferts, I had been in hell long- ago. BUt, replied the rninifkty which way doft thOL1 expea comfort and falIvati on, feeing thou art a finner, he anf'wered, in Chrift aODe. In whom about an hour and an half after, he fell afleep, saying, lie would take a long fleep, charging then that were about him not to wake him-.
He died when he was twelve years, three weeks, and one day old.










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Pj'a child i1va q,,,asz)ciy cniine
wben JhC WIS helween fi.vc a J, Tviik -ve 10 ,
-fix jvars a/ _1 nic /1 7 ble p(,7flqqcr qfbei- hj Wka dlc

A NN E Lane was bcni 0
bonctl parents irl 'Olt
Prook, in the COLInty Of B u ki who was no sooner able to fpea
pla I na d express any tbing con,
fiderable of creation, 'but fhe b; io ad as if' fli' were fandi c
from the very womb'.
2. She -vas very -folicitous a
bout her foLil, 'what would be corne of it when fhe fhOUld di and whcre the fb'uld live fo .ever, and what the should do t be faved, when fhc was abou five ycu.s old. 3A,






3- She was w~ont to be oft enjgcged in fecret prayer, aidl pourtngout her fould in fuich a inaer, as is rarely to ibe heard of fromr one of he~r years. -t ka

Colebrook1, fent for her father, an old dif'iple, an If'raelite indeed.7 2nd deflfre Iiin to give me on aiccont of his experiences,an h.ow the Lord firft wrouht upon, him ?
5. -He gave rne this anfwer, that he was a child of' lbmewhat civil ; honetf, and as to a man, barmiefs ; bult he wvas little acqpainte~l w'th the p6,wer of relI-' gion, till his-Aveet child put himln~Pon a thoroug-h inquiry into the flate of- fovls, -and would fll bhe begging of himn, and pleading wvith b 'm to red em his time,

the thinp'af3od, which k'vts no f mall demonffiation to ldim of th,rceality





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reality of invifibles, that a v babe and fuckling should fpe fo feelingly about the things God, and be fo greatly concerned not only about her own foul, b about her father's too, which w the occafion of his converfio and the very thought of it was quickening to him for thirty yea and he hopes never to wear off t imnpreffion of it from his fpirit,
6. After this the (as I reme ber) put her father upon family duties, and if he were for a time out of his fhop, the wou find him out, and with mu fweetnefs and humility beg a him to come home, and to r member the precioufnefs of tim for which we muft all give an a count.
7. She was grieved if fhe fai any that converfed with her fatl er, if they were unprofitable, u favory, or long in their difcour of common things. 8.'





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S. I-4er ow,,n language was the janiguage of Canaan ;how fioidy profitahle, and fpi ritually 'woul I-he t~ 'k fo that fhe rmade geoct people take great delight in 9. Shze cold not endure th-C company of common children, nor plybut was quite above~ all thofe things which moft children are taken xvith ; her bufinefs wtas to be retdirigr playing, di.rurin
abot t~ t~n~sof God, and any Yind of biulnefs that her age anid flrn~vh ixvas capable of ; idle fihe wAould not be bhy any means~.
io. It was the greateft recreation to l~er vo hear any good people talking about Gocl, Chrift,, their foul1s, the fcri ptures, or any thing- that 'concerned another life.
i i She had a lirange contempt of the wo~rld,~ and f-Cornd thofic things which inoft are too much~ pleafed






pleafed with. She could not,, brought to wear any laces; any thing that fibe thought i RLuous.
'.She would be complain to her parents if (he faw 4 thin- in thcni that the jud e~d would not b~e for the 1i our of recligion, or fLuitable to th condition khiclh thle p roviden of' God had fet thcm in, in tl world.
113. This child was thej and delight of all the chriffhd thercabo4uts, in thofe times, wl vvasfiliquickening and raifing thie fpirits of tholfe that talked Ivith her. This poor babe wa
4 great help to both~ father a Mother, and hier memory isf'we to this day.
14. Slip continued thus to wal ;as a firangerInI the world, and on that was making h-yfl to a bett
vlc.And after (he had done great