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108 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. being about five o'clock on a clear summer's evening. " Sunshine," said he, " nay, my Saviour's shine. Now farewell, world : welcome, heaven. The Day-star from on high hath visited my heart. 0 speak when I am gone, and preach at my funeral, God dealeth familiarly with man. I feel .his mercy ; I see his majesty ; and whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth. But I see things that are unutterable." In these transports of joy, his spirit soared towardS heaven ; but afterwards shrinking down, he sighed and said, ".Ala ! it will not be yet. My sins keep me back from my God." The next morning, he closed his eyes in death, using these expres sions 0 what a happy change shall I make! from " death to life ! from sorrow to solace !. from a factious, " world to a heavenly state ! 0, my. dear brethren, sisters, " and friends, it pitieth me to leave you behind. Yet " remember my death when I am gone ; and what I now " feel, I hope you will find before you die, that God doth " and.will deal familiarly with men, And now, thou fiery " chariot, that earnest down to fetch up Elijah, carry me to " my happy home. And all ye blessed angels, who " attended the soul of Lazarus to bring it to heaven, bear " me, 0 bear me, into the bosom of my best beloved.. " Amen, amen. Come, Lord Jesus; come quickly." He died about the year 1600.. HENRY Sio Int, A. M.-This zealous and eloquent divine was born at Withcock in Leicestershire, in the year 1550, and educated in Lincoln college, Oxford ; where he became well furnished with useful learning. He was descended from a wealthy and honourable family, was possessed of .a plentiful estate, and was heir to a large patrimony. But he resolved to employ his talents to the utmost of his power, by labourin& for the glory of God and the conversion of souls, in the work of the ministry; and therefore he left the rich patrimony to a younger brother+ Upon his removal from Oxford, he pursued his studies under the care of Mr. Greenham, whose principles and piety he appeared afterwards to have imbibed. When the Lord Treasurer Burleigh applied to Mr. Greenham for a testimonial of Mr. Smith's character, this excellent divine observed, " that he Ambrose's Works, p. SOO. Edit. 1701. + This younger brother was Sir Roger Smith of Edmondthorp is Leicestershire, who died about the restoration,