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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK 



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LAST EXPRESSIONS OF THE DYING 



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M. C PRITCHARD 

PUBLISHER OF 

Gleaned From Life's Pathway." 



ST. PAUL. A.D. 66. 

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished 
my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth 
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous Judge shall give 
me at that day ; and not to me only, but unto all 
them also that love His apv aring."— 2 Timothy 
4 : 7, 8. 



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1913: 

HOLINESS MOVEMENT PRINT. 

OTTAWA. 



Greatly encouraged by th- success al.ich fol- 

thTv / ' f ""^ "• ' •"" ^''^'''' ^" ^'- public. 
th.8 volume of testir^onies ,„K,er the title, 
^^ebbl. fro. the I3ri... .. u. Exp..c.ions of 

In conveying truth, testimony is one of the 

TIT- ?"" ""'^ ^"-^'^"^ ^^^ tradesman i 

acturer to the value of his goods; the physician 
to has sk,ll. Why .his testimony seeking ? Be 
cause testimony is convincing. Testimony is bom 
of experience, and is the expression of experi- 
mental knowledge. The disciples wisely de- 
clared. -We cannot but speak th. things whfch 
we have seen and heard. " They heard the Word 
of God. saw the miracles of Jesus, and left a 
Boul-stirrmg testimony on record 

but also by the mammate ; the rocks, valleys sun 
proof to the great truths which surround us 



IV. 



PREFACE. 



The object of this book is simply to record the 
varied emotions of souls nearing the river cross- 
ing. 

I have entitled these testimonies, "Pebbles," 
as they are as varied as those to be found on the 
ocean shore, — some are rare and beautiful, re- 
flecting the colors of the rainbow or the sparkle 
of the dewdrop; othert dark and unattractive. 
Often a pebble of small dimensions is of priceless 
value ; so, many testimonies herein recorded, con- 
tain the beautiful, the joyous, the rich and rare. 
'From the Brink " This is a river we must 
all cross. The testimony of travellers who were 
about to pass over, prove to us that death may 
be the opening of a gate into "the City of God" 
or a door that leads to "the corridors of hell." 

It is my earnest hope that "Pebbles from the 
Brink" may be a means in the hands of God of 
awakening souls and also help them to walk 
soberly in this life, thus enabling them to experi- 
ence, not fear, but rapturous joy at the border of 
the river. 

M. C PITCHAED, 

Smith's Falls, Ont. 

April 9, 1913. 



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IKTEODUOTION. 

The day of one's birth is laden with interest. 
With each birth a new life has been introduced 
to an existence on this mundane sphere ;— a body 
enveloping a priceles.^ gem, an immortal spirit. 
This compound being has been launched upon the 
ocean of life. A voyage, more or less exciting, 
and fraught with many problems, cares, anxieties, 
toils, sufferings and dangers lie before. Whether 
It will reach the allotted "three score and ten," or 
fade in the bloom of youth, none but God and 
heaven knows. At any rate there is an ending of 
the voyage, and, as our birth introduced us to 
this earthly life, so death will introduce us to an 
eternal existence, either with God and holy angels 
m heaven, or, with foul demons and all the un- 
holy m the regions of eternal despair. Which oh 
which, will it he ? ' ' 

In this worthy volume which we are privileged 
to introduce, we have a collation of the last say- 
ings of a goodly number of those whose earthly 
pilgrimage is drawing tc a close. The end to 
some, is in full view. Memories of a lifetime 
lemselves into one short moment. 






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VI. 



INTRODUCTION. 



To many, the glorious prospects of eternal bliss 
are bursting in upon iheir vision. They have 
sighted their beautiful home. Angels are wait- 
ing, loved ones are beckoning. The gates are 
ajar. You who would make heaven your home, 
read their last words and take on fresh inspira- 
tion and courage. But sad! sad! there are others 
to whom eternal night and endless despair are 
just as real. Even those who scoffed the idea of 
God and heaven and hell now believe in all, and 
moan, "Too late! Too late!" You who are care- 
less and without hope, read their last doleful 
words, take warning and prepare for the solemn 
moment. 

Such a volume as is placed before us must 
have occasioned a vast amount of research. At 
first we thought the word "Pebbles" should have 
been "Pearls," but for obvious reasons it was not. 

We bespeak for the publisher the hearty co- 
operation of all in the sale of this little volume, 
and for the book itself, that it may speed forth as 
a white winged harbmger of divine peace into 
thousands of homes, and for the readers that they 
may, when life's short day is ended, with exultant 
vision, behold the 'jates of the celestial city ajar 
and receive an abundant entrance. 

G. A. CHEISTIE. 



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JESUS OUE SAVIOUB. A.D. 33. 

Arrived at the place of execution, the con- 
demned was stripped and fastened to the cross 
which was usually of the form familiar to us 
under the name of the Eoman cross. The body 
was either bound or nailed to the cross, or in both 
ways. Our Lord was nailed by the hands and 
feet as the prophet had foretold; a method more 
exquisitely painful at first, though tendin.^ to 
shorten the torture. When the cross was already 
standing, the sufferer was raised up and affixed 
to it; but otherwise, as in our Saviour's case he 
was fastened to it as it lay upon the ground, and 
the shock when it dropped into the h(,le or socket 
must have been terrible. To deaden the sense 
of these tortures, a sponorific was usuallv admin- 
istered ; but our Lord refused to partake of it 
He still observed the meek silence that Isaiah 
had foretold till all the horrid details were ac- 
complished, and He hung upon the cross be- 
t^-een the two malefactors, on His right, and on 
ills left. It was then that He uttered the fir.t 



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of the Beven 8«yingB, which have ever been 
revered as His dying words, a prayer for His 
murderers : — "Father, forgive them for they know 
Eot what they do." 

The second time His lips were opened with 
words of assurance to the penitent thief : — ' ' Verily, 
I say unto thee, to-day thou shalt be with me in 
paradise." Having thus forgiven His persecutors, 
and blessed the penitent sinner, our Lord spoke 
for the third tfme, in tender care of those dear 
k> Him on earth. 

It was now noon, but such a noon as had 
never been seen in Judea. Darkness rested on 
all the land. But far deeper than that darkness 
was the gloom that weighed upon the Saviour's 
soul, as He bore the whole burden of the divine 
wrath for the sins of all men. To that awful 
mystery, our only guide is in the words, with 
which at the ninth hour He broke the solemn 
silence: "My God, my God, why hast thou for- 
saken me ?" A little later the sufferer's mortal 
frame endured its last agony of intense thirst, 
and to fulfil one more prophecy He exclaimed, 
"I thirst." 

And now all that man could inflict had been 
endured; all that the Son of God could do and 
bear for man had been done and suffered. The 



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end of His agony, and the completion of His re- 
deeming work are both announced by the loud 
cry. It iB finiBhedl" The soul which had ani- 
nated His mortal body is yielded hack to God 
with those words of perfect resignation. "Father, 
mto thy hands I commend my spirit"; and bow- 
ing His head upon His breast. He expired 



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STIPHIH. A.D.88. 

While being stoned for his testimony of the 
Gospel looked up to heaven and said: "Behold 
I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man 
standing on the right banc! of God." At this 
the mob rushed upon him. and he kneeled down 
««id cried with a loud voice. "Lord, lay not this 
Bin to their charge." And when he had said this 
ne fell asleep. 









WILLUM ALLEH. A.D. 1843. 

"How often I think of those precious words 
of the Saviour. 'That they may be with me where 
i am . 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



LADT MAST riTZOEXALD. A.D. 1815. 

When she was nearly ninety years old, her 
clothes caught fire, and her servants, hastening 
to her, found her wrapped in flames. She lin- 
gered till the next day with a faith which 
triumphed over her agonies. "I might as well 
go home this way as any other," she said to her 
family. Her last words were: "Come, Lord 
Jesus, my bles^d Bedeemer; come, and receive 
my spirit." 



ADDISOK. A.D. 1719. 

When given up by his physicians, Addison 
sent for his step-son, the young Earl of Warwick, 
and, grasping his hand very impressively, said 
to him: "See how a Christian can die!" 



LIONABB KETSES. A.D. 1527. 



Burned at Scherding, as a Protestant, look- 
ing at the crowd, exclaimed: "Behold the har- 
vest! Master, end forth Thy laborers!" 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
AVLD PIOOIl. 



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Auld Peggie, after having had the Gospel of 
the grace of God faithfully presented to her bj 
'^ Christian minister, put down her pipe and 
anxiously weighed the matter over. By and bv 
Bhe resumed her pipe; her face was callous and 
unmoved She then slowly said: "Na, na; I've 
lived without Him seventy years; and I can live 
without Him the rest o' my days!" Shortly 
after she was found dead in bed, the pipe broken 
on the floor, and her withered arms thrown above 
her head, as if there had been some fearful con- 
nict with an unseen foe. 



OOLOKEL OHABTEEIS. 

"I would gladly give £30,000 to have it proved 
to my satisfaction, that there is no such a place 
•8 nell. 



ABRAHAM ALBSIOHT, A.D. 1815. 

'I go to Jesus ; I am a member of H 



body. 



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MABT FLITOHIB. A.D. 1815. 

On the 9th of December she entered into her 
eternal rest. "I am drawing near to glory;" 
"There is my home and portion fair;" "Jesus 
come, my hope of glory;" "He lifts His hands, 
and shows that I am graven there," were among 
her last utterances. "The Lord bless both theo 
and me," ohe said to a Christian friend, and died. 



ALTAXOXT. 



"My principles have poisoned my friends, my 
extravagance has beggared my boy, my unkind- 
ness has murdered my wife, and is there another 
hell? Oh, Thou blasphemed, yet most indulgent 
Lord God, hell itself is a refuge if it hides me 
from Thy frown 1" 



THOS. BUTHISrOBD. A.D. 180e. 

"He has indeed been a preciou'- Christ to me, 
and now I feel Him to be my rock, my strength, 
my rest, my hope, my joy, my all in all!" 



PBBBLB8 FROM THE BRINK. 13 

MV. ALIXAHDI* KATHIE. A.D. IMO. 

His last days were attended with extreme 
fluffenng, but with equal triumph. Shortly be- 
fore he expired, he cried out in extreme anguish 
I long to be gone! I long to be gone!" "I gni 
happy in Jesus, but my sufferings are very 
great!" Nearly the last words he uttered were 
I now know that I have not ^ought Thee in 
vam; I have not-I have not-I have not! O 
Thou that causedst light to shine out of dark- 
ness, shme upon my soul with the light of the 
knowledge of the Son of God. The name above 
every ^ther name, forever dear, it dispels all my 
fears. Oh, proclaim Jesus! Tell me, shall 1 be 
with Him this night?" On being answered. 
Yes, there ,s little doubt of it," he cried out. 
He that I have served for nearly fifty years 
W.11 not forsake me now. Glory be to God and 
the Lamb forever and ever! Amen! Amen! 
Amen I His voice failed ; he seemed to sink into 
• traaquil slumber, and almost imperceptibly 
passed away. ^' / 



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0BASL18 lALA. 

'There is a refuge." 



A.D. 1814. 



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JOHN PAY80N. A.D. 1806. 

His dyi^g chamber was an extraordinary, ft 
sublime B«.ene ; he cried out* : "It is enough ; Christ 
died for me; I am mounting up to the throne of 
God!" Then breaking forth in rapturous strains 
of praise, and clasping his hands, he said: "I 
know I am dying, but my deathbed is <» bed of 
roses; I have no thorns planted on my dying 
pillow. Heaven already is begun; everlasting 
life is won; is won; ik won. I die a safe, easy, 
happy death. Thou, my God, art present, I 
know, I feel Thou art. Precious Jesus I Glory I 
Glory be to Godl" Soon after he died exclaim 
ing: "My Godl My Godl My God!" 



OHABLXS CEUBOHILL. A.D. 1764. 

Davies relates that his last words were: 
"What a fool I have been!" 



OHBTSOSTOM. A.D. 407. 

'Glory be to God for all things that happen ! 



Amen. 



PEBBLE8 PROM THE BRINK. 
JOHK VALTOK. A.D. 1794. 



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A convert from Romanisn,, ascended to his 
re.t with triumphant joy. A,.,nizing sufferings 
could not baffle his spiritual vi.-tory. Whoever 
entered his chamber, found that he was still a 
preacher. An aged preacher. Hichard Rodda, 
railed to see Vim on his death-hed; the dying 
evangelist stretched out his hand to receive him 
exclaiming • "Welcome, welcome, blessed servant 
of tha Lord 1 1 am happy ; I am happy I" "0 my 
brother, he said to a lat^r visitor, "for the last 
four days my s,..! has been in a state of inward 
glory. On being asked if he suffered much 
pam, his answer was. "Pain is not affliction, 
but a blessing." "Prayer!" he exclaimed: "I 
have done with prayer now; I can love; I can 
pra.se. out I cannot pray." Uttering the words 
so often on the lips of dying saints, "Now. Lord, 
lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace ; for my 
eyes have seen Thy salvation." he fell asleep in 



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LADY MAXWELL. 

'My peace ig inexpressibly sweet.' 



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KAmaABIT OAMBLI. A.D. 1906. 



The day previous to her death, she called her 
loved ones around her bed, and exhorted all to be 
at their best .or God, telling them to stand true 
to the end, and meet her in hea an. Kissed one 
aft< - another a last farewell, bidding them not to 
wet^ but to rejoice with her. Then for some 
time she remained silent, as if her mind were too 
much absolved in heavenly things to notice 
earthly scenes. Later on she said : "Where is my 
sweet love?" meaning her little grand -daughter. 
"I want her to sing two favorite hymns for me." 
With a sweet smile she watched the child while 
singing in tremulous strains, the beautiful words, 
"0 such wonderful lovel" and "There's not a 
friend like the lowly Jesus." Then she said, "0 
that lifts ine up to heaven!" At times a smile 
would play over her features, as though an unseen 
hand had lifted the thin veil between her and 
glory. Among her last utterances were, "Jesus 
is wit. a me all the time. The sting of death is 
tsiken away All is light and liberty." After this 
her words were inaudible, x*. solemn stillness 
settled down upon her, and in a few moments 
more the pearly gates opened to rev;eive her happ7 
spirit. 



PEBBLES FR(JM THE BRINK. 
BIB ISAAC KIWTON. A.D. 1727. 



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Shortly before hig death : "I do not know what 
I may appear to the world, but to unsolf I seem 

find n' " T'' '"'""'^'^ '^>- "°- and then 

findm. a «rnc>oth pebble or a prettier shell than 
ordinary, wh.le the great ocean of truth lies all 
undiscovered beyond me." 



JISSII . 

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DB. NETTLETON. A.D. 1844. 

'While ye have the light, walk ir, the light." 



HA7DEK. A.D. 1809. 

'God preserve the Emperor!" 









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MBS. ALBERT BENNIE. A.D. 1905. 

The last words we heard her say were, "Bless 
the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, 
bless His holy name." She then clapped her 
hands twice, and repeated Jesus' name, and in 
a little while she was gone. 



BOBEBT FLOOKHABT. 

"How I'll make the arches of heaven ring 
with loud hallelujahs to God and the Lamb." 



THOMAS BOGEBSON. A.D. 1836. 

Who, after nearly half a century in the min- 
istry, died saying : "All is right ; all is well !" 



B. HAZELL. 



"What have we to fear? All fulness dwells 
in Christ." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BKINK. 
PHILIP J. JEHKS. 



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A friend saying to him, juKt before he expired 

re,Z ■t"'Vr'- "O". -• no, no'" h ■ 
rephed easy dymg! blessed dving! glorious 
dpng I have experienced more ■ha;pines Two 
hours to-day, while dying, than in my whole 1 fe 
I have long desired that I might glorify gJ t 

poor worm as I could come to such a glorious 






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PHILIP DE MORNACY. 

Sav^ll T^f ^'^ '^''' "^ ^'"^ ^^ that work ? 

-i^t no I u :i '' '"^ ^^^ 'y -- I labored 
>et not I, but the grace of God which was in 

other ' T"" '" "^^'^' ^^^^-^ - -- or aj; 

other n.an whatsoever. I call for nothin. bul 
oiercy; free mercy I" *= ^ 



JEEOME. A.D. 146. 

'This soul in flanges. I offer, Christ, to -heel" 



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SHENADOAE. 

An Oneida chief, died above one hundred 
years old, of which duri'.ig fifty years he had Hved 
a Christian. "I am an aged hemlock; the winds 
of one hundred years have whistled through my 
branches. I am dead at the tr,;>" (he was blind) ; 
"why I yet live the great good Spirit knows. 
Pray to my Jesus that I may wait with patience 
my appointed time ; and when I die lay me by 
the side of my minister and father, that I may 
go up with him at the great resurrection." 



MB. 



"It does not appear what I shall be; but I 
shall surely be ruined and destroyed with an 



everlasting destruction." 



JAMES NEEDHAM. 



"Glory, honor, might, majesty, and dominion 
be ascribed to God and the Lamb, forever and 



ever. 



PEBBLES FEO.M THE BRINK. 



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«EV. BOBBRT NEWTON, D.D. 

Died April 80th, 18.54. aged 73. Hi. difficulty 

of b ea hmg mcreased, and it „„., evident that 

he la. eonti,et «as begun. ■'He made an at- 

oimed .sentences, .nch as, 'I „„ ,he liesurrec 

IZ^ ~i'V '^'"■'■^'-'1"= "'"-«. of dinners 
- .f» from the dead-,,r«i.c ,l,e Lord, prai.,e Him 
-f -eHm, all the earth.' In ahont an hour he 
.ank exhausted, his lips moved, as if in prayer 
he folded h,s hands on his breast, and .va heard 
pourmg out his soul for his tamilv. By „„tti„„ 

e ear close to his month ,ve beard distincTw: 
d.^mg tertmony: 'I am going to leave von : \u 
God „,, e with you. Jesus is the resun-eetion 

d ad Tb ■:* "r '"' "' ■'^^^ '' '"^ '-" 'he 
dead. The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous 
man ava.leth much. By their prayers thev shall 
preva.l,-hy their prayers and tears. Heai- Tbun 
he,r prayers and tears. Blessed is the righteous 
■n ns hfe, and m his death. He shall se^ Jcsns 
m the day when all tears are wiped awav, and 
Borrow and crying are no more. The righteous 
^hall never die. Fear sin, no, death. Farewell I 
I am gc.ng to j„i„ ,he myriads of angels and arch- 
angels before the throne of God. Farewell sin 
and farewell death. Praise the jj" IZ 






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Him forever!' After another interval he again 
made an effort to speak ; and we heard him say, 
'Praise God! Praise!' and at one o'clock on Sat- 
urday afternoon the voice that had so often led 
the prayers and praises of religious assembliea 
was hushed forever." 



DOUGLAS JEBROLD. A.D. 1857. 

'I feel as one who is waiting, and waited for.' 



JOHN WILSON PIPE. A.D. 1836. 

"I am upon the rock, Christ; only Christ. 



HUGO GROTIUS. A.D. 1645. 

'Be serious."' 



GIBBON. A.D. 1794. 

AH is dark and doubtful." 






PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
ITTNIOE OOBB. A.D. 1879. 



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A Christian friend who visited her three hours 
before her death, gays: "Her dress had alwavs 
been olue cahco. and an old-fashioned Methodist 
bonnet. I said to her, 'Mother Cobb, you have 
been very particular about your dress, don't you 
think more so than necessary?' 'No, brother it 
^ jys. It pays.' Her last words were, 'Victory 1 
\ ictory I Eternal victory!' " 



MB. D— . 



"Think of me to-morrow, as the happiest beina 
you ever heard of. '' x r c ^^ 



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BIOHABD MOSS. 

"I'm going now; good-bye. The Lord blesa 
you. 1 am so happy. ' 



QUEEN ELIZABETI. A.D 1602. 

'All my possessions for a monient of time I" 



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ROBEETBUENS. A.D. 1835. 

The expinng poet whispered to a friend by his 
bedside : "I may have but a moment to speak to 

you, my dear ; be a good man; be virtuous; 

be religious ; nothing else will give you any com- 
fort, when you come to be here." 



ISABELLA CAMPBELL. 

"I want my dear brother in Christ, Mr. 



to be present and engage in prayer when my spirit 
flies to glory.— S^^viou^,— Saviour 1" 



JOSEPH TAYLOE. A.D. 1830. 

One of Wesley's heroes, and fifty-three years 
» preacher: "I can talk of nothing but the love 
of Christ."' 



JOSEPH EOBIHSON. A.D. 1832. 

"I'm going to Jesus." 



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BENJAMIN PIERCE. A.D. 1794. 

Who, after preaching in England, Ireland, and 
the West Indies, died of a putrid fever, on his 
way to Barbadoes, calling the captain of the 

TTV'1^'': f"' "^'" "^y ^^'^"^^^ ^" Barbadoes. 
that I died happy in God," he exclaimed, and 
expired. 



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DUKE OP HAMILTON. A.D. 1649. 

"Douglas, in a little time you shall be a duke, 
and I shall be a kin^." 



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1830. 



Expired shouting: "God is love ! Jesus i 
precious ! I am going to God !" 



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"Lord, make haste!" 



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JOSEPH OONLEY. A.D. 1792. 

"It is better for me to be dissolved, that I 
may be with Jesus," he said, and died without a 
struggle or groan. 



JOHN TRETHEW7. 

"AU is fixed; everything is settled, and God 
is with me. There is no doubt upon my mind; 
no, not the least." 



WILLIAM HARBISON. A.D. 1835. 

Who, after nearly forty-five years in the 
itinerancy, died saying: "I stand upon the 
rock!" 



ROBERT LOWE. 

"I am going; my eyesight is almost gone. 
Brighter and brighter." 



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HEHBY n. A.D. 1024. 



27 



Henceforth, let all things go as they may; 
I care nothing more about myself or the world " 
He raised himself convulsively half up in bed 
with a wild look, bewailed his son. who had de^ 
serted him, then turning his face to the wall fell 
back upon the bed. 



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OLIVER GOLDSMITH. A.D. 1774. 

When asked, "Is your mind at ease- the 
dying man replied: "No, it in not!" 



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JOHN OALVIN. A.D. 1664. 

.Jl7^7-\^T^'- ^"^'"''^ ""'■ ^"^ I ^"^ abund- 
antly satisfied, smce it is from Thy hand: 



THOMAS OSBOKK. A.D. 1836. 

Departed, declaring, "I shall go down to the 
grave w;th a smile, and ascend with a shout." 



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DAVID BRAIHIBD. A.D. 1747. 

"My delight is to pleaso God and he wholly 
devoted to His glory ; that is the heaven I long 
for, that is my religion and my happiness, and 
always was, ever since I suppose I ever had any 
true religion." "The watcher is with me; why 
if, ite chariot so long in coming;? Look forth; 
why tarry the wheels of His chfiriot ?" 



HXNB7 V. A.D. 1422. 

"If I had finished the war in Frnnce and 
established peace, I would have gone to Palestine 
to redeem the holy city from Saracens." 



SIB JAMES MACKINTOSH. A.D. 1882. 

"I believe in Jesus." 



EABL OP BUCHAN. A.D. 1829. 

'Happy! Happy!" 






PEBBLES FROM THH BRINK. 
IDWAEDm. A.D. 1877. 



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Uhat with the weakness of the king's body 
the contrition of his heart, and sobbing for his 
s.ns. h.s voice and speech failed him. and scarce 
half pronouncing the ucrd "Jesus." he with thi, 
last word, made an end of his speech, and ex- 
pu-ed. 



MATTHEW HBNRY. A.D. 1714. 

"A life spent in the serrice of God, and com- 
munion with Him. is the most comfoUable life 
that anyone can live in this present world " 



MRS. HEARNE. 

.Sl^^V""^"^- ^^"^'"i«^^' Hallelujah to God 
and the Lamb forever and ever, and ever I" 






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"Pray to God to take me soon " 



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DUKOAH WKIOET. A.D. 1791. 

On his deathbed, he remarked that at a given 
time he .ad entered into "a superior light and 
greater liberty than he had ever enjoyed before"; 
and from that hour he walked co.istantly in the 
light of God's countenance, und could not he 
satisfied any day without a direct and clear wit- 
ness of his acceptance with God. "I am a wit- 
ness." he added, "that the blood of Christ does 
cleanse from all sin. the goodness of God to a 
poor sinner! The Lord has finished His work, 
has cleansed me, and filled me with His fulness. 
O what a weight of glory will that be, swre Thy 
weight of grace, O Lord, is now so great!" He 
eufifered much, but was undismayed at death. 
"Jesus is come!" he at last exclaimed, and died 
while a group of his brethren were kneeling at 
his bedside. He was buried in Wesley's own 
tomb, in the City Road graveyard. 



EAPP7 JOHN, A POLICEMAN. 

He was a great sufferer, yet in departing 
said: "I was never so happy before! Finished- 
complete— blood— face to face!" 



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8I» PHILIP 8YDH1Y. A.D. 1686. 



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Seeing a soldier lying near, mangled like him- 
eeJf and dying, this amial.le and accomplished 
gentleman refused water offered to himself, say- 
mg : Give it to that poor man ; his sufferings are 
greater than mine." His last utterance was : 
In me behold the end of this world, with all its 
vanities. 



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JOHN BBOWK. A.D. 1786. 

"Oh. commend Jesus! There is none like 
Cbrist; none like Christ!" 



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OINEBAL HAVELOOK. A.D. 1867. 

•Tome, my son, and see how a Christi 



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JOHN BROWN, OP HADDINOTON. A.D. 1787. 

"My Christ; my Christi" 



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SAMM7 HICK. A.D. 1829. 

On his deathbed a friend asked him, "What 
must we say to your friends who enquire after 
you?" "Tell them that I have all packed up: 
that I am still in the old ship, with my anchor 
cast within the vail, and that my sails are up, 
filled with a heavenly breeze. In a short time 
I shall be launched into the heavenly ocean." 
On the night of November 9th, 1829, he said: "I 
am going!" and died. 



OOLDINO. 



His brother said to him, "You seem to enjoy 
a foretaste of heaven." He replied, "Oh, this 
is not a foretaste ; this is heaven ! I not only feel 
the cl'mate; but I breathe the fine ambrosial air 
of heaven, and soon shall enjoy the company." 
The last words, "Glory! Glory! Glory!" 



WILLIAM HIOK. A.D. 1834. 

'I do not die; I depart." 



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JOHN SMITH. AD. 1331; 



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All IS clear," he saiu, t. ... of his col- 
leagues; I have had some success in my labors 
but my happiness does not result from that, but 
from this : I have now hold of God. I am a very 
great sinner, and am saved by the wonderful 
love of God in Christ Jesus. I throw my person 
and my labors at His feet." 



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JOHN RICHARDSON. A.D. 1791. 

Who, like his Master, was a man of sorrows 
and acquainted with grief, after suffering twenty- 
six years of a severe asthma, which, however 
would not keep him from the pulpit, died utter- 
ing as his last words: "God is always with me'" 



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A LITTLE GIRL. 

"Jesus Christ said to me, 'Come,' and so I 
came to Him; and now I say to Jesus, 'Come ' 
and He will come very soon; and He will send 
His angels, and will carry me away." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



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JOHN WESLEY. A.D. 1791. 

As the friends gathered around his dying bed, 
he attempted to speak, but observing that he 
could not be understood, he paused, and collect- 
ing his strength, exclaimed: "The best of all is, 
God is with us." "And then," says a witness of 
the scene, "lifting up his dying arms in token 
of victory, and raising his feeble voice with a 
holy triumph, not to be expressed, he cried out, 
'The best of all is, God is with us.' On being in- 
formed that the widow of Charles Wesley was 
come, he said, in allusion to his deceased brother, 
'He giveth His servants rest.' He thanked her, 
as she pressed his hand, and affe lionately en- 
deavored to kiss her. As they wet his lips, he 
said. We thank Thee, Lord, for these and all 
Thy mercies; bless the Church and king; and 
grant us truth and peace, through Jesus Christ 
our Lord, forever and ever!' " "He causeth His 
servants to lie down in peace;" "The clouds drop 
fatness;" "The Lord is with us, the God of 
Jacob is our refuge,"— such were some of his 
broken but rapturous ejaculations in these last 
hours. Again he summoned the company to 
prayer at his bedside ; the chamber had become 
not merely a sanctuary, it seemed the gate of 
heaven; he joined in the service with increased 




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fervor; during the night he attempted frequently 
o repeat the hymn of Watts, which he had sung 
the preceding day ; but could only utter, 

"I'll praise— I'll praise—" 
The next morning the sublime scene closed 
Joseph Bradford, long h,s ministerial travdht 
companion, the sharer of his trials and succe es 
prayed with him. "Farewell !" ^as the a!; 
words and benediction of the dying apostle 



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CATO. B.C. 148. 

"Have my friends : nbarked ? Does 

anything y^t remain that c , be don^ f. 
them *>" ^T^ I J , "^"^ *° save 

them . He had exhorted his friends to save 
themselves, and after enquiring as above dis 

XT. " ""^"^' '''''-' ^--^^' -^ ex. 



QUEEN CAROLINE. A.D. 1821. 

"Open the window !_Pray. " The Princess 
Emily began to read a prayer; but before she had 
read ten words, the Queen had passed away. 







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BISHOP OASDIirEB. AX. 1555. 

Gardiner delayed dinner on the day of the 
martyrdom of Eidley and Latimer until he should 
have received the account of their burning. At 
this meal the fi st severe symptoms of fatal dis- 
ease manifested themselves, a disorder which rap- 
idly increased, and was of so disgusting a char- 
acter, that it was scarcely possible to get anyone 
to come aear him. His last words were, "I have 
sinned, like Peter; but have not wept like him." 
The wretched man died in inexpressible torments 
with curses and blasphemy in his mouth. 



LORD HAilANT. 



Approaching the block, kneeled down, and ex- 
claimed: "Into Thy hands, Lord, I commend 
my spirit! In Thee have I always trusted. Re- 
ceive me, therefore, my bleised Eedeemer!" 



JOHN STAMP. A.D. 1831. 

"All is well I" 



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KAPOLEOH BONAPABTE. A.D. 1821. 



37 



To Count de Montholon: "I die before my 
time, and my body will be given back to the 
earth to become food for worms. Such is the 
fate of him who has been called the great Napo- 
leon! What an abyss between my deep misery 
and the eternal kingdom of Christ which is pro- 
claimed, loved, and adored, and is extended over 
the whole earth." During a terrible storm, sim- 
ilar to that exceptional convulsion of the elements 
dunng which he was born, the great emperor ex- 
pired, uttering the words, "Mon Dieu, la nation 
Francjaise, tete d'armee." 



DIRIOK CARVEE. A.D. 1555. 

"Dear brethren, as many of vou as do be- 
heve upon the Father, the Son, and the Holy 
Ghost unto everlasting life, see you do the works 
appertaining to the same." 



JOSEPH CHAPMAN. A.D. 1833. 

"Glory, glory 1 Victory, victory!" 



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RAYMOND LULLY. A.D. 1315. 

"I was once rich, lascivious, and worldly; but 
willingly did I forsake everything to advance the 
glory of God, the good of mankind, and the holy 
faith. I learned Arabic, and often have de- 
parted to preach to the Saracens. For my re- 
ligion I have been whipped and imprisoned; now 
I am old and poor, yet steadfast in the same pur- 
pose, and, through God's grace, steadfast will 
T remain unto death." He was stoned by the 
mob of Bugia, in Africa. 



MES. BONVILL. 



And now the shades of evening are closing 
around us.-" The voice of the speaker, en! 
gaged in prayer, suddenly ceased, and orayer was 
lost in praise. 



LORD BYRON. A.D. 1824. 

"Shall I sue for mercy? Come, come; no 
weakness; let's be a man to the last." 



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ANN OUTLIE. 



39 



Seldom addressed the people in public; her 
power was in prayer, which melted the most 
hardened assemblies. She was "instant in 
prayer." It was her habit, like the Psalmist, to 
rise at midnight and call upon God; and the 
time for her regular hour of waking, four o'clock, 
till five, she spent in "pleading for herself, the 
• society, the preachers, and the whole Church " 
She died as she had lived. On the mornin- of 
her departure, she be-an, before the dawn? to 
ascribe glory to the ever blessed Trinity, and con- 
tmued saying, "Glory be to the Father, glory be 
to the Son, and glory be to the Holy Ghost " for 
a considerable time. At last, looking at her at- 
tendants, she exclaimed, "I am going to die. 
Glory be to God and the Lamb for ever!" These 
were her last words. 



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SELDEMT. A.D. 1654. 

At the close of his li'e, he declared that, "He 
had possessed himself of a treasure of Books and 
manuscripts, yet he could rest his soul .pon 
none, save the Scriptures." 



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DB. LINAOBX. A.D. 1524. 

A little before his death, worn out with fatigue 
and weakness, he began to read the New Terta- 
ment, and on perusing the fifth, sixth and 
seventh chapters of St. Matthew's Gospel, he 
threw the book from him with much violence, ex- 
claiming: "Either this is not the Gospel, or we 
are not Christians!" 



GBAOE AOUILAB. A.D. 1847. 

Having learned to use her fingers in the man- 
ner of the deaf and dumb, the last time they 
moved it was to spell upon them, "Though He 
slay me, yet will I trust in Him." 



BEV. PEABD DICKENSON, 

An ordained clergyman, labored faithfully and 
died triumphantly. His last words were : "Hark! 
Do you not hear ? They are come for me. I am 
ready, quite ready! Stop! Say nothing but 
glory! glory!" 



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PEBBLES ^ROM THE BRINK. 
WILLIAM SIHFSOK. 



41 



"A man of great simpl.-it, aid strict upright- 
ness," who when dying and unable to speak, was 
asked to lift his hand, "If Je.us was precious to 
him," lifted both hands in a triumphant manner 
and with holy joy. 



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GEORGE SHADFOED. A.D. 1816. 

One of the heroes of American, as well as of 
English Methodism, died shouting: "Victory! 
Victory through the blood of the Lambl" in the 
seventy-eighth year of his age and forty-eighth 
of his ministry. 






MELAKCTHON. 

"God has brought into my mind again that 
sweet speech of Paul, 'If God be for us, who can 
be against us ?' " His son-in-law inquiring if he 
would have anything, he replied: "Nothing, but 
heaven; therefore trouble me no more with 
speaking to me." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



ILIZABITB BARBETT BBOWKIKO. 
A.D. 1861. 

"U is beautiful!" 



8. ARMISTEAD. 



"I am a bruised reed, leaning upon Christ." 
"Light! light! precious Jesus!" 



MICHAEL ANOELO. A.D. 1564. 

"I commit my soul to God, my body to the 
earth, my possessions to my nearest relatives. I 
die in the faith of Jesus Christ, and in the firm 
hope of a better life." 



THOS. KYTE. 



"Bather reserved," of deep piety, and who 
after seventeen years labor in God's vineyard, 
died shouting. "Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise 
Him!" 



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PEBBLES FROM THE DRINK. 43 

JOHH OLABI (THl POIT). A.D. 1850. 

"I want to "o home." 



DE. JUDSON. A.D. 1860. 

"I go with the gladness of a boy, bounding 
away from school, T fool so strong in Christ." 



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EBENEZES LAWBENOE. 

A Sunday School Scholar. 

en coming; Jesus is waiting for me, and 
I am waiting for Him I There is the white robe ! 
There is the crown! I am going to put it on. 
Pare well, mother I" 



ISAAC MTEBS. 



Victory! Victory! Shout victory! Nearly 
"early gone— almost hon 



gone 

"He is come; He is come! 



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FBAirOIS BBOWiri KNIOET. 

"Sweet affliction I Sweet affliction! My pain 
of body is indeed bo great no tongue can describe 
it ; but my joy in Christ is a thousand times 
greater— it is inexpressible. I long to be at 
home." 



DB. JOHN LELAND. A.D. 1766. 

"I give my dying testimony to the truth of 
Christianity. The Gospel of Christ has raised 
me above the fear of death, for 'I know that my 
Redeemer liveth'." 



HON. TBANOIS NBWFOBT. 

"Oh, the insufferable pangs of hell and 
damnation I" 



B. LEISTEB. 

'The victory is gained, the prize is wonl' 



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45 



ZABL or DIEWIHTWATIB. A.D. 1716. 

"I forgive my enemies and hope that Grxl will 
forgive me." Then turning his head up to the 
executioner, said: "After the third time I cry. 
'Sweet Jesus I' strike then, and do what is most 
convenient to you." A solemn scene then en- 
sued; the voice of the Earl was hoard to exclaim, 
"Sweet Jesus, receive my spirit! Sweet Jesus, 
be merciful unto me! Sweet Jesus,"— The sen- 
tence was broken, and the voice forever hushed 
in death. 



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WILLIAM HUNTER. A.D. 1825. 

Who preached more than forty years, died 
exclaiming. "I long to be gone; I long to be 
gone, that I may enter into my Father's house " 



PETER MILL. A.D. 1805. 

"Had I a thousand tongues, they should all 
be employed in praising God; and had I a thou- 
sand lives, they should all be devoted to Him." 



46 PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 

CAPTAIN LEE. A.D. 1784. 

(Executed for Forgery.) 

"I leave to the world, this mournful memento, 
that however much a man may be favored by 
personal qualifications, or distinguished mental 
endowments, genius will be useless, and abilities 
avail little, unless accompanied by a sense of 
religion, and attehded by the practice of virtue." 



BEV. S. LEIGH. 

"But for confidence in Christ, I should even 
now be upset; but though He slay me, yet will 
I trust in Him." 



LOBD NELSOK. A.D. 1805. 

"Kiss me, lardy. Thank God, I have done 
my dutyl" 



EDWABD lEVINO. A.D. 1834. 

"In life and in death I am the Lord's.' 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 47 

HUOO—(A OHWSTIAH). 

"The blessed Jesus never leaves me. Glory 
to His name !" And then from the pale lips rang 
out shout aft€r shout of holy triumph. The room 
was filled with friends who knew and loed Hugo. 
"Come, come," he cried. "Oh. that all the 
world would come to Jesus I Oh, if I could tell 
them what He has done for me," and shout after 
shout came from the dying lips till they were 
stilled in death, while the light of heaven rested 
on the white face. Thus passed away a stranger 
m a strange land, yet at home among brethren. 



EESTEB ANN BOOESS. 

Her husband said : "I know that Jesus Christ 
has long been your all in all; can you now tell 
us He is so?" She replied: "I can— He is— 
yes, but I cannot talk." 



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'Patty— Joy." 



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BILL7 BBA7. A.D. 1868. 

On Friday, May 22nd. he came downstairs for 
the last time. To one of his old friends, a few 
hours before his death, who asked him if he had 
any fear of death, or of being lost, he said: 
"What ? Me fear death ? Me lost ? Why my Sav- 
iour conquered death. If I was to go down to 
hell, I would shout glory! glory! to my blessed 
Jesus; until I made the bottomless pit ring again, 
and the miserable old Satan would say, 'Billy 
Billy, this is no place for thee; get thee back.' 
Then up to heaven I should go. shouting glory! 
glory! praise the Lord!" A little later he said, 
"Glory!" whicL was his last word. 



MBS. CBIMES. A.D. 1867. 

'He hath wiped all tears from my eyes." 



W. OBEENWOOD. 

"All is well — very well." 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 4» 

WILLIAM DAWSOH. A.D. 1841. 

(The Yorkshire Tanner.) 

"Let us in life, in death, 
Thy steadfast truth declare." 

were the last syllables he could clearly frame 
Trying to add the concluding lines of the verse- 

"And publish with our latest breath, 
Thy love and guardian care." 

Utterance failed, and he took up the new song 
with the redeemed on high. 



MB. HASSISOH. (Tom 0' Jack's Lad.) 

'•Remember— live so as to die in the Lord." 
"I know that my Redeemer liveth." 



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"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is 
death." 



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ZSTHEX BBOUaE. A.D. 1808. 

After one of her friends had prayed with her, 
she lifted up her hands and with great energy 
cried, "Victory ! victory ! through the blood of the 
Lamb!" Among her last words were: "There is 
light in the valley." 



JUSANNA WESLKT. A.D. 1742. 

"My dear Saviour! are you come to help me 
in my extremity at last!" Her last injunction 
was, "Children, as soon as I am released, sing a 
psalm of praise to God." 






MBS. STZVKNS. 



"Open the gates of glory! Open the gates of 
glory!" 



ELIZABETH BATTT. 

'My confidence increases; I am dying." 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
TOM PAINE. A.D. 1809. 



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"I would give worlds if I had them, that the 
Age of Eeason had never been published." In 
answer to Dr. Manley's question, "Do you then 
believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ?" Paine's 
reply and last utterance was, "I have no wish 
to believe on tLat subject." 




MB. 



Asking his wife for a glass of water, he ^aid : 
"I will not be able to get any where I am goin- " 
He drank it greedily; then looking his wife in the 
face, exclaimed : "Oh ! Martha, Martha; you have 
sealed my everlasting damnation!" and died. 



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LUCY O. THURSTOK. A.D. 1941, 

Her rnother asked, "Whom do you love, my 
dear? "Jesus Christ," said the dying one- "I 
love Him with all my heart, with all my soul and 
with all my strength. Mother, I know I love 
Him— I do— I do." 



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DB.PA7S0N. A.D. 1827. 

"The battle's fought; the battle's fought, and 
the victory is won forever I I am going to bathe 
in an ocean of purity and benevolence and happi- 
ness to all eternity. Faith and patience; hold 
out." 



OEOSOE SnsSELL. A.D. 1895. 

The following words were spoken to his 
•daughter: "I'm — sweeping — through — the gates 
— Kosa!" 



me. 



MINNIX rSBOnSON. A.D. 1904. 

'Nothing but the plaia way would have done 

' 'Oh, happy day that fixed my choice.' " 



SIB XDWABD OOKX. A.D. 1634. 

"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done!" 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
OHAELIS ATMOEB. A.D. 1828. 



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"I have live<] to die; but now I die to live 
Memory and recoUeetiong are almost gone, and 
you see." he remarked, as he held up his shrunken 
hand, 'that I am quite in ruins I What a ruin I 
but thank God. I am not dismayed; for though 
my heart and flesh fail, God is my portion. I 
scarcely dare to hope for a triumphant end, but 
merely an entrance into the haven of repose- 
that with the crew of the vessel in which St 
Paul sailed I might gain the shore on broken 
pieces of the ship. But God is better than all He 
has promised an abundant entrance." To his 
weeping family he said: "Oh. do give me upl 
Let me go! Glory, glory, glory! Jesus! Jesus!" 



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Br. BZAUMONT. 

Expired in the pulpit while pronouncing the 
words : 

"The while the great archangel sings. 
He hides his face behind his wings, 

And ranks of shinii^g hosts around,' 
Fall worshiping and spread the ground." 




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VIHBLK BIDI. A.D. 785. 

Bede was occupied in dictating a translation 
of St. John's Gospel to an amanuensis. The 
young man said: "There is now but one sentence 
wanting." Upon which he was enjoined to write 
quickly; and when the scribe said, "It is now 
done," the dying sage replied, "It is now done," 
and in a few moments expired on the floor of 
his cell, in the act of prayer. 



CARDINAL BEAUrORT. A.D. 1447. 

A rich prelate in the reign of Henry VI., per- 
ceiving that death was at hand, exclaimed: 
"Wherefore should I die, being so rich? If the 
whole realm would save my life, I am able either 
by policy to get, or l)y wealth to buy it! Will not 
death be bribed ? Will money do nothing ?" 



MR. JOKES. A.D. 1826. 

Who perished with four other missionaries, 
died exclaiming, "Come, Lord Jesus I Come 
quickly! Glory! Glory!" 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



A OOVZITANTIB. 



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Written on his prison walls on the morning 
of his execution, were the following last words of 
a Covenanter: 

"My last sun has risen, 

'Tis far on its way ; 
My soul quits her prison 

Ere the close of day, 
Farewell! hours of sorrow, 

1 shall know no more; 
Ere day dawn to-morrow 

Our union is o'er. 

"A bright ray is glowing 

O'er the river of death; 
I fear not its flowing 

With that light for my path ! 
Blest beam of His tracing, 

O'er the gloom of the river, 
Who, its horrors embracing, 

Has calmed it forever!" 



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BZLLTABMINE. A.D. 1621. 

'It is safest to trust in Jesus." 



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Dl. 0. J. DAVIS. A.D. 1871. 

A friend said to him, "You are very ill; the 
Lord has laid His hand upon you ; but His loving 
arms are around ycu." He quickly replied, 
"Oh, yes; and that is enough ; and that is enough ; 
and that is enough I" He then folded his hands 
across his breast, saying gently. "And now I 
am going to sleep," and expired. 



JABMAN. 



"All is bright; as regards the world to come. 
Christ is my hope, my rock 1 My s^-'.l is safe in 
Him!" 



XSV. ALPHONSE LA CROIX. 

"All is well 1 no doubt ; no fear ; perfect peace ; 
Jesus is neai!" 



KAB7 DAWS. 

•What glory 1" 



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A 800T0H MnrXBTIX. 



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Upon his deathbed was asked if he thought 
himself dying. "Really, friend." he replied, "I 
care not whether I am or not; for if I die, I shall 
be with God; and if I live, He will be with met" 



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DB. S00B8LBT. A.D. 1857. 

"I desire to depart, and to be with Christ, 
which is far better; but if it is His will to spare 
me, I trust I shall live to Ilis glory!" 



J. SHEWZLL. A.D. 1800. 

"I aw happy, happy; the enemy is not per- 
mitted to give one thrust." 



MAB7 Z. OABPISNTZB. 

An African missionary, died while saying 
"Living or dying, its all right!" 



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A UTTLX H;^C':'i!iv D? BOY. 



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on the banks 
undre.i persons 
"lofi 1 .com- 
i .id eaten 

n ' e dogs 
1. iie neoes- 



During the siege of i. 
of the Loire, in A.D. l.')'/ \ hv 
died of famine. The H .s? UMiot 
passed by their enemies ' .i:"'4 ' 
the horses, mules, donke^ , h? ^ 
contained in the city, wen redu 
sity of eating not only mol js, mice, raia, etc., but 
also parchment, leather, lioofs, etc. A boy of ten 
years old, at the point of death, seeins his par- 
ents distrosiWQ at his condition, soid to them, 
"Wherefore weep ye thus at seeing me famish 
to death. Mother ? I ask no bread ; I know you 
have none; but seeing that it is God's will that 
I should die this death, let us be thankful for 
it." He then expired. 



MBS. SOUDAMOBE. A.D. 1800. 

'Dearest Lord." 



DUKE or SOMEBSET. A.D. 1444. 

"Lord Jesus, save me!" 



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HABBIIT 8PT7BB. 



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"Happy, happy, in the love of Jeaus— oh, 
more than happy, tnumphanti" la sleep, 
shortly before her death, she whispered : 

'Tig but in part I know; 
No mortal tongue can tell 
The weight of bliss my soul shall bear 
When, Lord, with Thee I dwell " 



SISDEN DABBAOOT. 

"Well, I am going from weeping friends to 
congratulating angels, and rejoicing saints in 
heaven and glory. Blessed be God, all is well!" 



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JOHN SWAIL. 

'Oh, what glory! The room is full of glory!" 



BAOHKL FIELDING. 

'My God and my all! My God and my all!' 




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A POOS IDIOT IH SOOTLAHD. 

Who up to the day of ] death had never 
uttered a rational word. In his dying hour open- 
ed his eyes in amazement at what was revealed 
to his soul by the Spirit of God, and exclaimed 
as follows : 

"I see! I seel 
What do I see ? 
Three in one, and one in three, 
And all the three are all for me I 
All for me!" 



VOLTADt. A.D. 1778. 

Alternately praying and blaspheming, this 
wretched man died, crying, "0 Christ I Jesus 
Christ!" 



DB. OULLEK. A.D. 1790. 

"I wish I had the power to write for you, I 
would describe how pleasant it is to die." 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
LITTLI SnSAH. 



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"Weep not for me, I am going home to die 
no more, and I will meet you on the banks of 
the river— good-bye— dear— friends— I— am— Ko- 

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ing — home." 



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JXBB7 McAULEY. A.D. 1884. 

To one of his converts who stood at his bed- 
side, he said, pointing towara heaven: "It's all 
right up there." 



ESTHES OnSPHET. 

"Not the dark valley. There is no dark in it. 
Oh, praise Him! Praise Him!" 



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snCEON PERKINS (Kova Scotia). 

"Come, Lord Jesus. Oh, that all the 
world—" 




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VABA. 

(A Chief o! the Island of Aimeo.) 

"I have been very wicked," said lie on his 
deathbed ; "but a great King from the other side 
of the skies sent His ambassadors with terms of 
peace. We could not tell for many years what 
these ambasadors wanted. At last Pomare in- 
vited all his subjects to come and take refuge 
under the wings of Jesus; and I was one of the 
first to do so. The blood of Jesus is my founda- 
tion, and I grieve that all my children do not 
know Him." Asked if he was afraid to die, 
"No, no," was his reply. "The canoe is on the 
sea, the sails are spread; she is ready for the 
gale. I have a good pilot to guide me, and a 
good haven to receive me. My outside man and 
my inside man differ; let the one rot till the 
trumpet shall sound ; but let my soul wing her 
way to the throne of Jesus." 



MISS BOOTHE. 



"The angels say there is plenty of room up 
there. It's all right there," and waved her hand 
in token of victory. 



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JAMXS HAVNINOTON. A.D. 1885. 



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In making his way across the continent of 
Africa, he was taken captive bj' a hostile tribe. 
While in momentary danger of his life, he sang, 
"Safe in the arms of Jesus." He was con- 
demned to death, and with the lofty dignity of 
a Christian, who had lived for his God, and was 
prepared to die for Him, spoke a few words — a 
very few, "Tell the king that I die for Uganda." 
He said, "I have bought this road with my life." 



lONATUS. A.D 107. 

"Let the fire and the cross, the assault of wild 
beasts, the breaking of bones, cutting of limbs, 
battering the whole body in pieces; yea, and all 
the torments which the devil can invent, come 
upon me, so I may but attain to be with Christ." 



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BALFH SMITH. 

"Jesus Christ, and a convoy? Triumphant! 
glorious!" 




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KABTIN LUTHIB. A.D. 1646. 

His friends wanted him to take some medi- 
cine. "I am going and shall soon render up mj 
spirit," said Luther, repeating three times: 
"Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit, 
for Thou hast redeemed me, Thou God of truth." 
He then lay quite still, making no reply to the 
questions of those about him, until after rubbing 
his pulse with strengthening waters. Dr. Jones 
said in his ear, "Rev. Father, will you stand by 
Christ and the doctrines you have preached ? 
Does it stand the agony of death ?" "Yes, yes ! A 
thousand times yes I" cried Luther, and turning 
on his side he fell asleep. 



MBS. wnrsLow. 

"What a glorious prospect ! Christ is the rock 
upon which my feet are placed!" 



MBS. THOS. BLANCHABD. A.D. 1905. 

"Oh, it is glorious: Jesus is here, right here I" 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



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BISHOP EAMB7. 

A while before he died, the bishop was ob- 
served, by his daughter, who sat by his couch, 
to be weeping. "What is it, father?" was the 
tender inquiry. "0, I'm so happy," was the 
reply. "My long, toilsome journey is nearly 
ended: my life work is joyfully over; half of mV 
children are already safe in heaven, and I am just 
as sure the rest will be. Half are safe at home, 
and all the rest are on the way. Mother is tliere,' 
(referring to his wife), and in a little while I 
shall be there too. These lines are in my mind 
constantly : 

'The Lord my Shepherd is. 
I shall be well supplied; 
Since He is mine and I am His, 
What can I want beside.' " 

After he had descended into the river, he shouted 
back, "I'm in the midst of glory I" 



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RALPH ERSKINE. A.D. 1752. 

I shall be forever a debtor to free grace Vic- 
tory! Victory!" 



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onsTAvrrs adolphtts. a.d. 1832. 

At the battle of Lutzen, the king was hit in 
the back by a ball. He fell from his horse, say- 
ing, "I am a dead man; leave me, and only try 
to save your own life." While on the ground, 
surrounded by Croatians, they asked who he was. 
"I am the I^ing of Sweden," he boldly replied, 
"and seal with my life's blood the Protestant re- 
ligion and liberty of Germany." He then added, 
"Alas I my poor Queen I" and as he expired cried, 
"My God! My God!" 



A MABTYB'S ADDBZ8S TO HIS WIFX. 

"Good-bye, Mary, till morning." The next 
morning, as she was being put into a sack to be 
thrown into a pond, she handed her babe to a 
kind neighbor, and said, "Good-bye, children; 
good-bye friends; I go to my husband. We will 
soon meet again. Christ lights the way." 



MAJOB VANDELEUB. 

Twice he was heard to whisper, "Jesus only I" 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 67 

PAYSOH. 

"The crystal city is full in view; its glories 
beam upon me; its breezes fan me; its odors are 
wafted to me; its music strikes upon me; and 
Its Bpmt is breathed into my heart. Nothing 
separates me from it but the river of death, that 
now appears as a narrow rill that may be crossed 
at a smgle step when God gives me permission." 






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AN INDIAN CONVEET. 

When dying, one enquired how she felt "^ 

Happy! happy!" she replied, and laying her 

hand upon her Bible, said, "I have Christ here " 

and pressing it to her heart, "I have Christ here''" 

and pomting to heaven, "and Christ there " ' 



TINDAL (The Infidel). A.D. 1733, 

ihr.r'' ^ffi^e^-orit^nally a Protestant, then Ca- 
thdic then Protestant again-"If there be a 
God I desire that He may have mercy upon 



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EVA GBEENINO. A.D. 1887. 

(A OhUd of Nine Tears.) 

While lying perfectly still and calm, she said. 
"I see stars!" When asked what they looked 
like, she said, "Bright lights, the stars of God. 
I see an angel." One asked what he was like. 
She said, "tie has on .vhite robes." She again 
said, "I see angels clapping their hands around 
the great white throne." 



SAMUEL IBBS. 



"Oh, what a fine throne! With some one 
standing with extended arms to receive me ! 'Tis 
Jesus standing! I am coming presently. All is 
well; Jesus does all things well. Amen, amen." 



DR. PRESTON. A.D. 1628. 

"Blessed be God, though I change my place, 
I shall not change iuj company; for I have 
walked with God while living, and now I go to 
rest with Go-i!" 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
EEV. THOS. COLLINS. A.D. 1864. 



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Severe spasms in the region of the heart again 
beset him ; during the paroxysms of which he 
prayed in feebly uttered words, and frequent 
ejaculations. "Father! Father! help! Blessed 
Redeemer, help! Thou my friend, my life, my 
all. help!" Thrcvgh the whole keen conflict of 
suffering, he was patient, gentle and uncomplain- 
mg. In every lull of pain, or inter^'al of relief, he 
became full of praise, and often exclaimed, 
"Glory to God! Glory to God!" He peacefully 
breathed his last in bis daughter's arms. 



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FRANCLS QTJARLES. A.D. 1644. 

"Oh, sweet Saviour of the world, let Thy last 
words upon the cross be my last words in the 
world: Into Thy hands, Lord, I commend my 
spmt; and what I cannot utter with my mouth, 
accept from my heart and soul." 



EDWABD ADAMS. 

'Good-bye, Mary; goodbye, forever.' 



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Z8ABZLLA STSAV8T0V. 

Though weak she was joyful, and repeated 
part of that beautiful hymn — 

"Jesus Thy blood and righteousness, 
My beauty are; my glorious dress." 

"How full bf the atonement that hymn is," she 
remarked, and added, "yes — 

" 'Tis Jesus first and Jesus last. 
Whose Spirit shall guide me safe home, 
I'll praise Him for all that is past." 

Here her voice faHed, and her happy spirit as- 
cended to God. 



DB. GOODWIN. 



"Ah I is this dying ? How have I dreaded as an 
enemy, this smiling friend!" 



0. OBEX. 

'I'll meet you; I'll meet you!" 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



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ILLIV DALBT. 

"My Saviour calls; I must be gone, 
A kias from each before I go." 

A painful thrill ran through every heart. At this 
moment she seemed to gain fresh strength. With 
extraordinary strength she embraced each one. 
As she threw her wasted arms around the neck 
of Mrs. B., she said: "The Lord blcis you and 
comfort you. Praise my Jesus for me. O grace ! 
wonder! mercy! All is well! Lord Jesus, I come! 
I come!" 



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JOHN owxir. 

"Oh, Brother Payne, the long-looked for day 
is come at last, in which I shall see that glory in 
another manner than I have yet done !" 



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T0PLAD7. A.D. 1778. 

"Sickness is no affliction, pain no curse, death 
no dissolution, the sky is clear, there is no cloud. 
Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly." 



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MABIAKV MIOHOLSON. A.D. 1867. 

Having commended her husband and children 
to Clod, she lifted her hands and said: "I am 
dying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit ; Je>Jus — 
Jetus — home — safe home." 



MABY EAHOOOK. A.D. 1867. 

"I am going to sing the song of the redeemed 
in heaven." Her last words were, "Happy! 
happy 1" 



BEV. JESSE LEE. A.D. 1816. 

"Glory I Glory 1 Glory 1 Hallelujah! Jesus 



reigns 



J. F. OBEBLIN. A.D. 1826. 

"The Lord bless you, and all who are dear to 
you. May He be with you by day and by night." 



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0BAXLZ8 I. A.D. 1649. 

"1 hftve a good cause, and a gracious f'.f d on 
nny Bide," gaid he; "I go from a corruptible to 
an incorruptible crown, where no disturbance can 
take place." 



MBS. JOHN SDWABDS. A.D. 1871. 

A little before death she exclaimed: "Angels I 
spirits! beautiful! many! many! pai^sing! pars- 
ing! Oh! how glorious!" 



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JESSE APPLETON. A.D. 1819. 

"Glory to God in the highest; the whole earth 
shall be filled with His glory." 



MISS HOTHAM. 

"I can rise to take my physic, and shall I 
not rise to pray?" 






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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



KIBBITT OALDWILL. A.D. 1848. 

To his wife, he said : "^hen you visit my 
grave, do not come in the shades of the evening, 
nor in the dark of night; these are not times to 
visit the grave of a Christian; but come in the 
morning, in the bright sunshine, and when the 
birds are singing." His last expressions were, 
"Glory to Jesus! He is my tru;:t; He is my 
strength! Jesus lives; I shall live also!" 



MAT BASHES. (Aged Eight Yea :.) 

After repeating the Lord's prayer, she sang 
some hymns. Just before she died she looked 
toward heaven and said, "O Lord, my strength 
and my Kedeemer." 



ATviTNOMAH. 



"O, drive these devils away with their chains; 
they will drag my soul down to hell, before I die ! 
Don't come to this hell. This is hell enough! 
The devils are dragging me down!" 



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OSABLIS IX., KINO OT nUNOZ. A.D. 1507. 

It waa he that gave the order for the massacre 
of St. Bartholomew. He died a young man. 
During his last hours he said, "Oh, my nurse, 
my nurse What blood, what murders, what 
eril councils have I followed! Oh, my God! par- 
don me and have mercy on me if Thou canst. I 
know not what I am! What shall I do? I am 
lost; I see it well. 



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HOBBS (The SkepUc). A.D. 1879. 

When drawing near the grave, notwithstand- 
ing his learning and philosophy, Hobbs asserted 
that he was "about to take a leap in the dark." 
His last words were, "I shall l)e glad then, to find 
a hole at which to creep out of the world !" 



DAVID STONEB. 

"Lord, save sinners! Save them by thousands, 
Lord! Subdue them, Lord! Conquer them 
Lord!" 




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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



JOSEPH B. SEREWSBT7B7. A.D. 1849. 

On going to the bed-side of an aged local 
preacher, who was nearing his end, he examined 
into the symptoms of the disease minutely. Hav- 
ing done so, before writing any prescription, he 
was about to give some spiritual advice, accord- 
ing to his most invariable practice. He just 
uttered with solemnity those memorable words, 
"The soul first, and then the body," sunk gently 
down, his h.ad fell back, and without a struggle 
or a sigh, in an instant he expired. 



MBS. ABBOTT. 



"I am ready to go! .\11 that are ready to meet 
me in heaven, were they to die to-night, come 
and shake my hand. Hallelujah to God ! I am 
going home +o glory, and be with my Jesus!" 



SARAH A. COOKE. A.D. 1864. 

"Though I walk through the valley of the 
shadow of death, I will fear no evil." 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



JOHN HXTNT. (A Fiji Missionary.) 



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Sobbing as if in acute distress, he cried out, 
"Lord bless Fiji! save Fiji! Thou knowest my 
soul has loved Fiji; my heart has travailed for 
Fiji!" Then clasping his friend Calvert by the 
hand, he exclaimed again, "Oh, let me pray once 
more for Fiji ! Lord, for Christ's sake, bless Fiji ; 
save Fiji !" Turning to his mourning wife, he said, 
"If this be dying, praise the Lord!" Looking up 
he exclaimed, "I want strength to praise Him 
abundantly!" and, with the note of triumph, 
"Hallelujah" on his lips, he passed away. 



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AACOIX (The Sculptor). A.D. 1799. 

Loft the following to be put on his tombstone : 
"What I was, as an artist, seemed to me to be 
of some importance, while I lived; but what '' 
really was as a believer in Christ Jesus, is the 
only thing of impcrtaric? to n^.? now." 



MBS. SICHABD McMULLKIir. 

"I have a vision. glory! I see Jeaual" 



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TH08. LAIDMAN HODOSOH. A.D. 1841. 
(A Xiflsioiiary in South Africa.) 

"I see the pearly gates; they are open for me, 
unworthy me, and I shall enter in." A few hours 
later be exclaimed: "Victory! victory! victory! 
victory through the blood of the Lamb." As 
breath was failing he began to repeat the names 
of some of his sainted relations. His last words 
were, "Hosts! hosts! hosts!" 



MART OOOFSB. 



Her eyes were resting on a particular part of 
the room, and her countenance beaming, her sis- 
ter said, "Do you see something ?" She answer- 
ed, "Yes! yes! angels! angels!" Her last words 
were, "Don't fret; all is well!" 



BXV. BIOHAfiD WATSON. A.D. 1833. 

"I shall see God! — I — I individually. I, my- 
self, a poor worm of the earth, shall see God! 



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AH OLD CHRISTIAN LADT. 

Whose daughter Maggie had died some time 
before, and said when dying, to her mother: 
"Mother, when you come to heaven, I shall be 
at the gate waiting for you." The mother lay 
dying, her eldest daughter was waiting on her. 
"Mother,' 'said the daughter, "shall I sing your 
favorite hymn?" "Yes," said the dying saint. 
"Waiting and watching for me." And she sang 
the first stanza of that popular hymn. Just as 
the singer was repeating the words, "Will any one 
then, at the beautiful gate — " her mother sprang 
up, as if she saw her beloved daughter close at 
hand, and exclaimed, "There's Maggie at the 
gate!" A moment more and she breathed htr 
last. 



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"What I taught with my lips, I now seal with 
my blood." 



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JOHN OASSIDY. 

'No other name! It was a mistake — to think 
that any priest could get me to heaven — but 
Jesus Christ can — and I think He will — I'm 
happy — I'm not frightened now — good-bye, 
Morris, tell — all — the poor fellows — about — the 
blood— cleanseth — " No more words, only a 
shiver, a sigh, and all was over. 



AN ArBIOAN CONVERT. 

Looking up with an expression of sweet com- 
posure: "I am looking for the coming of the 
Lord Jesus." Observing a Christian talking to 
her unbelieving daughters, weeping around her 
bed, she remarked: "Yes, I have called them 
that they may see a Christian die!" 



MHS. OLAREE. A.D. 1853. 

"There is my happy home; I shall soon be 
with Jesus;" and three times repeated, "There's 
a balm in Gilead yet." "Blessed Jesus!" 



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BABYLAS (Martyr). A.D. 250. 



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Led to the scaffold, he said: "Return unto 
thy rest, my soul, for the Lord hath dealt 
bountifully with thee 1" With him were executed 
three brothers, young men, whom Babylas placed 
before him, giving them the precedency of mar- 
tyrdom, lest their constancy might be shaken by 
Beeing him die. As they were beheaded, he cried 
aloud: "Behold, I and the children, which the 
Lord hath given me I" and immediately laid down 
bis own neck upon the block. 









MRS. MARY ROBINSON. 

'Christ is precious 1 Christ is a rock. 



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SIR WALTER SCOTT. A.D. 1832. 

'God bless you all!" 



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MB. MSAD. 

When crossing over to heaven, was asked how 
he did ? He answer^:! : "I am going home as fast 
as I can, as every honest man should do, when 
his day's work i& done; and I bless God that I 
have a home to go to." 



BIOHABD BAXTEB. A.D. 1691. 

"I have pain, — there is no arguing against 
sense, — but I have peace! I have peace!" 



HABOABETTA ISLOFPSTOCK. 

"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all 
sin! O, sweet words of eternal life." 



HABVE7 WHITE. 

"Here she is, with two angels with her. 
They've come for me." 



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ELIZABSTH ALLIK. A.D. 1845. 



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Lifting her feeble amis, she faintly whispered, 
"Vic-vic-vietory ! victory through the blood of the 
Lamb I" To her weeping mother, she said, "Your 
Elizabeth will soon rest with her Saviour ! What 
a Christmas I shalj have I I shall be with Jesus 
and shall drink the wine of His kingdom." Her 
life was evidently fast ebbing when she exclaimed, 
"Tell me, my soul, can this be death?" Then, 
as if conscious that the time of her departure was 
at hand, in holy exultation she added: "Lend, 
lend your wings; I mount, I fly." A few mo- 
ments later she expired, repeating that beautiful 
verse: 



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Here her voice hushed forever. 



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Died uttering the name, "Jesus!" 



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KS8. 0IBB8. A.D. 1848. 

She repeated a portion of the hyma : 

"I'll praise my Maker while I've breath." 

Upon her daughter repeating the words, 

"There is my house and portion fair, 
My treagure and my heart are there. 
And my abiding home " 

slie replied, "Yes, and the house is large enough 
for us all," referring to her sorrowing husband 
and daughter, who were present, she added : "We 
may all three be there." After a pause, address- 
ing her daughter, she exclaimed : "Oh, Sarah, He 
is coming I He is coming ! The chariots are com- 
ing! how beautiful! I never before saw any- 
thing so beautiful; I cannot descril>e it to you." 
Again she articulated, "Glory! Glory!" A few 
moments later she passed over to be with Jesus. 



HUMBOLDT. A.D. 1835. 

Gazing on the sun, exclaimed, "How bright 
those rays! They seem to beckon earth to 
heaven!" 



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DAVID OXTTTLX. A.D. 1845. 

"Oh, laddie, I have seen such Bights as has 
made my whole body tremble." A little lat^r a 
friend called who asked : "Well. David, are you 
still a prisoner of hope?" to which he replied, 
"A few more minutes; a few more minutes." 
These were his last words. 



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*'I am more thm conqueror! I am more than 
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"I can say no more; my Master is just at 
hand; I am waiting for His coming." 



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JOHN KNOX. A.D. 1672. 

"By the grace of God, I am what I am; not 
I but the grace of God in me ; whereupon I give 
thanks to my God through Jesus Christ, who has 
been pleased to give me the victory. Live in 
Christ; live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear 
death." With the exclamation, "Now it is 
come!" the reformer passed away. 



BKV. W. ROMAINE. A.D. 1795. 

"Holy! holy! holy! blessed Jesus! To Thee be 
endless praise." 



DB. HENEY. A.D. 1838. 

"A sweet falling of the soul on Jesus. He is 
now very gracious to me." 



KICHABD A. BRIDIAN. A.D. 1849. 

"I shall soon be with Jesus." 



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JOHK KAYLOE. A.D. 1848. 



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About one o'clock, he sent *or one or two 
praying men. He could not talk much, but said, 
"Heaven is my home." He then exhorted all 
to be ready to die. His affectionate mother asked 
him if he was happy. He answered : "Yes," and 
after a short pause, he said, with great emphasis, 
"I say, yesl" and in a few minutes yielded his 
spirit to God, who gave it. 



DS. ALEXANDIB. 

"All my belief is this : Jesus Christ came into 
the world to save sinners!" 



X. ABBIVX. 

'My Jesus hath done all things well!' 



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'Christ— is— precious The Lord is mj trust." 



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KBS. HINB7. 

"If this is the 'dark' valley, it has not a dark 
epot in it; all is light— light. His awful holiness 
appears the most lovely o* all His attributes. It 
seems as if all other glory were annihilated, and 
nothing left but His bare self; it will be enough. 
It would be a universe o. glory!" 



XAB7 BISHOP. A.D.1848. 

"I am now visited with a foretaste of heaven. 
All is well; I have a he use above; Christ is mine 
in all His fulness. I am going to be with Him 
forever. 



J. HENSON. 

'Come, Jesus, come." 



PHILIP HENBY. A.D. 1696. 

'0 death, where— is— thv-—" 



PEBBLES PROM THE BRINK. 
iraUBlAU. A.D.1791. 



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"Give me more laudanum, that I may not 
think of eternity, and of what is to come I I have 
an age of strength, but not a moment of cour- 
age. " 



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JOHH HADISTY. A.D. 1844. 

'Thank God, I shall soon be home.' 



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'Thank God I have done with the world 



LAMBEBT, (The Martyr.) 

'No ut Christ ! None but Christ !' 



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'Ail the host of heaven 1" 



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KAB7 JOHIS. 

"I walk through the valley in peace." Then 
pointing to eswh one that stood around her bed, 
she raised her hand, as if to -^ay, "Meet me in 
heaven." She then folded her hands on her 
breast, looked up, smiled, and was gone. 



lONATUS. (Kartyred by BeMts.) 

"Now indeed ' begin to be a disciple. I 
weight neither visible nor invisible things, in com- 
parison with an interest in Jesus Christ." 



A TOUHO MAH. 



"The battle's fought, the battle's fought; but 
the victory is lost forever!" 



BIULAH BLAOXMAH. 

"I am so glad I have the Lord." 



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JSNNIX aOSDON. 



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"The fiends, they come; O save me! They 
drag me downl Lost! lost! lost!" A moment 
later she said, "Bind me, ye chains of darknesa! 
Oh ! that I might cease to be, but still exist. The 
worm that never dies, the second death." 



JOBN P. FINLZT. A.D. 1825. 

When one asked him how he felt, he replied, 
"Not the shadow of a doubt; I have Christ with- 
in, the hope of glory. That comprehends all!" 



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With his last breath he uttered, "I am goin" 
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DB. KOFI. A.D. 1786. 

"Christ! angels 1 beautiful, magnificent, de- 
lightful! I thank God!" 



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XLLA OILSXT. 

Ab death drew near, she said to her parents, 
"I am going home," and commenced singing her 
favorite hymn: 

"O happy day, that fixed my choice, 
On Thep my Saviour and my God; 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 
And tell its raptures all abroad." 

"Yes," she whispered, "it was a happy day." 
Then puttmg her arms around her father's neck, 
whose heart seemed almost broken, she «aid, 
"Don't care for me, father; Jesus will take care 
of me." 



MBS. JEWXTT. 

Mrs. Jewett suffered from cancer in the 
throat, and actually starved to death. She said : 
"I am starving to death, but in a little while I 
shall pluck the fruit of the tree of life." She 
reached out her hand as if already doing so, say- 
ing, "Sweet, Oh, how sweet!" Then dipping her 
hand, she said, "And I shall drink of the v at^r 
of life, even now; good-bye, ^'^r a little while." 



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MB. W— . A.D. 1883. 

On the evening of his death, Mr. N — rame at 
ten o'clock. A friend of his was there al.so. As 
he entered the room he felt that it was filled with 
an awful presence — as if it were near the regions 
of the damned. The dying man cried out: "O 
God, deliver me from that awful pit!" About 
fifteen minutes before his death, he exclaimed : 
"I am in the flames! pull me out! pull me out!" 
He kept repeating this until the breath left his 
body. Mr, N — put his ear down to catch his 
departing whispers, and the last words he could 
hear were, "Pull me out!" 



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aEOBOE E. DBYEB. A.D. 1896. 

"Angels now are hovering round i;-;." H.) 
praised God, often saying under his breath, "Pre- 
cious Jesus," until his soul fled from the body to 
realms of light. 



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WILLIAM FOSTEB. A.D. 1887. 

"My heaven! Heaven! Glory!" 



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BISHOP OTTKRBIIH. 

"Jesus, Jesus, 1 die, but Thou livest, and 
soon I shall live with Thee." Then turning to 
his fr'ends, he continued, 'The conflict is over 
and past. I begin to feel an unspeakable fulness 
oi love and peace divine. Lay my head upon my 
pillow, and be still." 



A DYING WOMAN. 

"If I cannot live an hour longer I am lost. 
I have sold my soul to the devil for dress I Pray 
for me ; Oh, pray for me ! All who can pray, do 
pray!" Uttering these word? the damp of death 
came over her, and her voice was silenced for- 
ever. 



MB. H— . (A Southern Planter.) 

He said to his wife, who refused to allow the 
coachman to pray with him. "Then you will let 
me die and go to hell, before you will suffer a 
negro to pray for me !" Anr] she did. 



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JOSEPH LI MOTTT. A.D. 1904. 

To the doctor, who was weeping, he eaid : 
"Don't cry, doctor, it is all ri^lit with my soul; 
my peace is made with my God." To his son: 
"My boy. everything is attended to. I attended 
to everything while I was well, spiritual and fin- 
ancial. I have nothing to do now, but wait." 
To his grand-daughter, he said: "My little girl, 
we shall part for a little while." Then ho fell 
asleep. 



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WALTXB 0. PALMES. 

"I fear no evil, for Thou art witli me." After 
a moment's pause he continued, "I have re- 
deemed thee, thou art mine. When thou pasK — " 
here his voice failed. 



HART J. W. WiaOINS. A.D. 1897. 

To her pastor she said. "I will W absent from 
our next Church meeti' ,' on eartl., hut I will be 
in heaven." To her husband and children she 
.said : "Be good and meet me m heaven." 



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JOHH OZTOBY. A.D. 1829. 

"0, what have I beheld; such a night as I 
possibly can't describe. There were three shining 
forms stood beside me, whose garments were so 
bt ght, whose countenance was so glorious, that 
I never saw anything to compare with them be- 
fore." His dying prayer was, "Lord, save souls; 
do not let them perish." Shortly after he 
shouted, "Glory, glory, glory!" and was gone. 



T. POTTXK. 



A few hours before death he was asked if he 
would have some one come to pray with him ; he 
answered: "No; I have served the devil all my 
life and I have done it well, and now I v .1 die 
and go to hell like a man!" 



BISHOP QLOSSBfiENNEB. 

"Everything is as bright as it can be. What 
a blessing it is to have a Saviour at a time like 
this!" His last whispered words were, "My 
Saviour." 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 
AMIRIOUS. A.D. 1874. 



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"PleaM, God, make room for a little boy." 
These were the last words of Americus, the well- 
known child violinist, seven years ,f age, who 
expired very suddenly during the night of January 
10th, 1874, in Birston. So quietly did his spirit 
take its flight, that his f ler who occupied the 
same room, although hearmg his son make the 
foregoing exclamation, thought the boy was talk- 
ing in his sleep, and was horrified to find the 
child cold in death in the morning. 



JOHN ilAIMl. A.D. 1784. 

"When my soul departs from this body, a 
convoy of angels will conduct me to the paradise 
of God." 






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A New York merchant who was worth eighty 
million dollars, said with his last breath. "Poor, 
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LAST WORDS 07 A MOTHEB AND CHILD. 

Little Mary was an attendant of an industrial 
school in New York Citv In her last moments 
she sang, "Come to Jesus," when the angels 
carried her to heaven. Two years after the 
mother died. As death drew near she exclaimed, 
"Don't you hear my child singing? She is sing- 
ing the same sweet song, 'Come to Jesus,' that 
she learned at school." 



AN AGED INFIDEL. 

Just before he died he seemed to summon all 
his strength, rose up in his bed, shouted: "Hell 
and damnation! Hell and damnation!" fell back, 
choked, strangled, and died. 



MRS. C. EIRELAND. A.D. 1864. 



Looking upward and eagerly raising both 
hands, she exclaimed, in a voice of holy triumph, 
which no wc.aa can describe : "0, glory ! glory I 
glory 1" and was gone. 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



MART JANE HOWS. 



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"Sing another hymn, for I am so happy I 
must sing." A friend commenced singing, 
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by." "No! no! not 
that!" she exclaimed "Jesus is not passing by; 
He is here in my room— in my soul. Sing : 'Ring 
the bells of heaven'." When asked if she was 
tired, she replied, "Oh, no; I am crossing the 
river; but the water is not deep. I can feel the 
bottom, and like David, I can walk through the 
valley of the shadow of death. It is the way 
home to my Father's house above." A little 
while after she said to her mother, "Hark, 
mother! Hark! They're singing! Oh, such sing- 
ing! I see angels. I shall have a harp of gold, 
and oh! won't I strike it loud, when I reach the 
other side!" Her last words were: "Jesus! 
Jesus ! My — precious — Jesus. ' ' 



JOHN THORNTON. A.D. 1790. 

One asked him whether he was now happy. 
"Yes," said he, "happy in Jesus; all things are 
as well as they can be !" The last words he was 
able to articulate were: "Precious, precious " 



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JACOB BOEHME. A.D. 1624. 

On November 18th, 1624, early in the morn- 
ing, he asked his son, Tobia, "Do you hear the 
excellent music?" He replied, "No." "Open 
the door," said he, "that it may be better heard." 
At six o'clock, he exclaimed : "Now, I go hence 
to Paradise;" sighed deeply and expired. 



BISHOP BEDELL. A.D. 1641. 

"O, Lord, I have waited for Thy salvation! 
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded 
that He is able to keep that which I have com- 
mitted to Him against that day." 



BISHOP HAVEN. A.D. 1880. 

'There is no river here! .\11 is beautiful." 



MB. SMITH. A.D. 1905. 

"I'm going home to die no more. 



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DR. BELLAMY. A.D. 1790. 

When dying he was much depressed. "Alas!" 
gftid he, "that I, who have labored for others, my- 
self should be a castaway!" A friend present 
said to him: "If God should send you to hell, 
dear brother, what would you do there?" "I 
would tell them there forever, that Jesus is pre- 
cious," replied the dying saint. 



BOETON. 



"My friend, you think I am in pain; you are 
not mistaken; I do suffer; but He who is with 
me, and for whom I suffer, gives me strength to 
bear my agony with joy!" 



BEV. T. OOOEE. 

When asked by a friend if God were now liis 
support, he replied: "0, yes; it cannot be other- 
wise. It cannot be that my God should now for- 
sake me. He is bound to me by a thousand in- 
dissoluble ties!" 



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J. O. BELLETT. A.D. 1864. 

Clasping his thin hands together, while tears 
flowed down his face, he said, "My precious 
Lord Jesus, Thou knowest how fully I can say 
with Paul, 'To depart and to be with Thee is far 
better, ' ,0, how far better ! I do long for it ! They 
come and talk to me of the crown of glory ; I bid 
them cease; of the glories of heaven, I bid 
them stop. T ct Ji not wanting crowns ; I have 
Himself — Himself ! I am going to be with Him- 
self! Ah, with the man of Sychar; with Him 
who stayed to call Zaccheus; with the man of 
John viii ; with the man who hung upon the cross ; 
with the man who died 1 Oh, to be with Him be- 
fore the glories, the crowns, or the kingdoms ap- 
pear! It is wonderful! wonderful! With the 
man of Sychar alone, the man of the gate of the 
city of Nain ; and I am going to be with Him for- 
ever. Exchange this sad, sad scene, which cast 
Him out, for His presence ! Oh, the man of 
Sychar!" 



BIOHABD CROMWELL. A.D. 1712. 



"Live in love. I am going to the God of 
love." 



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BISHOP BEVISIDOZ. A.D. 1707. 

His memory completely failed, when he waa 
upon his death-bed; even his most intimate 
friends and his loving wife were unrecognized. 
"Well," said one standing by his bed-side, 
"Bishop Beveridge, do you know Jesus Christ ?" 
"Jesus Christ, ' replied the dying man; "Oh, 
yes; I have known Him these forty years. Pre- 
cious Saviour; He is my only hope!" 



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&ABBI BEN ZAOOHAI. 

"There are two ways before me, the one to 
hell, the other to Paradise, and I know not into 
which they are carrying me ; shall I not weep ?" 



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'Jesus, I believe!" 



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CLEMENT BBOWN. 

He pointed with his finger, and said, "I see, 
one, two, three, four, five angels waiting their 
commission." He then counted them again, and 
said, "They are four, only four; I see them as 
plainly as I see you, Hester. How I wish you 
could see them I They are splendidly robed in 
white." Lifting up both hands he said, "Angels 
beckon me away, and Jesus bids me come. 
Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly." 



rSANCIS MOOBE. A.D. 1825. 

Her brother, Bishop McKendree, said, "Even 
so come. Lord Jesus!" When with her hands, 
feebly raised, she responded, "So be it! Glory! 
0, the beauty!" These were her last wordr 



IDWABD BIOEEBSTETH. A.D. 1850. 



"I have no other groimd of confidence than 
the blood of Jesus ; Christ first, Christ last, Christ 
all in all." 



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OALIPH ABD-ZB-BHAHAK. A.D. 961. 

"Fifty years have passed away since first I 
was caliph. Biches, honor, pleasure — I have en- 
joyed all. In this long period of seeming happi- 
ness, I have numbered the days on which I have 
been happy; they amount to fourteen." 



K. B. 003B. 



"Nothing can equal my enjoyment in the near 
prospect of heaven. My hope in Christ is worth 
infinitely more than all other things. The blood 
of Christ; the blood of Christ — none but Christ!" 



?%0B1BT BOLTON. A.D. 1631. 

"Oh, when will this good hour come ? When 
Ehall I be dissolved? When shall I be with 
Christ?" 



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PUNOH. (A Negro Preacher.) 

On Sabbath morning, he told me he should 
die that day. He addresueJ affecting words to 
the people, who crowded around his dying bed. 
The burden of his remarks — the theme of his soul 
— was, "%c>w. Lord, lettest Thou Thy servant 
depart in peace." He applied these words to 
himself, and continued hia addresses to the last 
moment; and death gently stole his spirit away 
while saying, "Let Thy servant depart in peace — 
let— let— le— I" 



JOHN OHAPPXLL. 

"I can scarcely speak; my breath is almost 
gone. 0, I wish I could talk of the mercies of 
my blessed Bedeemer! 



J. BROWN. 



Putting out his hand, he was suked, "What 
are you reaching?" He whispered, "A king- 
dom," and passed away. 



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107 



A7H0ND DI LAVBT. A.D. 1566. 

A Protestant minister of Bordeaux, at the 
stake, cried out, "0, Lord, make haste to help 
mel Tarry not; despise not the work of Thy 
hands." And to those standing around, who 
aforetime had been his hearers, he said, "M; 
friends, I exhort you to study and learn the Gos- 
pel ; for the Word of God abldeth forever. Iial)or 
to know the will of God, and fear not them tflat 
kill the body; but have no power over the soul " 
The executioner then strangled him, and burnt 
his body. 



OAESAB BOBOIA. A.D. 1507. 

"I have provided, in the course of my life, for 
everything except death. And now, alas ! I am 
to die, although entirely unprepared." 



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BISHOP McKBNDBEE. 

The last words that trembled upon his lipa 
were, "All is well." 




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W. DAT. 

The dying saint, profusely weeping, cried : 
"Oh, when shall I behold Christ as He- is, and 
cast myself at His feet? The world hus shown 
me its favors, and taken them away again. I 
have enjoyed many tokens of the loving kindness 
of God, and I have at other times been stripped of 
what I most valued; but. Oh, my God, my Re- 
deemer, Thou hast never failed me!" 



OXOIL S MOTHER. A.D. 1777. 

One asked, "Are you afraid to die?" "No; 
No!" "Does the uncertainty of another state 
give you no conc€rn?" She replied, "God has 
said, Fear not; when thou passest through the 
waters I will be with thee, and through the 
rivers, they shall not overflow thee." 



MICHAEL BRUCE. A.D. 1767. 

"Why should not a man be cheerful on the 
verge of heaven ?" 



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PHILIP DODDBIDJI. A.D. 1761. 



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"Though I have not felt nil the rapturous joy, 
which I have sometimes done, yet I am Rure that 
the Lord is my God ; and I have a cheerful, 
well grounded hope, through the Redeemer, of 
being received to His everUst'ng mercy and 
glory." 



ID. BURK'S SON. 

Died repeating those Unes of Milton's: 

"His praise ye winds that from four quarters 

blow. 
Breathe so't or loud; and wave your tops, 

ye pines. 
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"I am not afraid to look death in the face; I 
can say, 'Death where is thy sting ?' Death can- 
not hurt me!" 



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XABTIN BBAT7K. A.D. 1906. 

In the prime of life, and surrounded by com- 
forts and all things necessary to make life happy, 
^ met with an accident which bruised and 
mangled h"8 body, and eventually caused lis 
translation. During his short sickness he was 
Kfted above this world and pain, rejoiced in God, 
had a vision of angels, and departed uttering the 
words, "How loving, how good is God!" 



HINBT TOWNLIT. 

"ify body is full of pain; but my soul is full 
of glory." 



XXV. WILLIAM DAWSOH. 

"Let us in life, in death, 
Thy steadfast truth declare." 



MXS. DOBIXSON. 

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DAVID rREDKRIOK STBAUSS. 



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"In the enormous inachiru>ry of the uuiverBe, 
amid the incessunt whirl an<! Ip -^ f)f the jogj^ed 
iron wheelR, amid the deafenm;,' 'rash of its pon- 
derous stamps and hammer^*, in the midst of this 
whole terrific commotion ma i, a helpless and de- 
fenceless creature, finds himself placed not secure 
for a moment, on an imprudent motion a wheel 
may seize and rend him, or a hammer crush him 
to powder. This sense of abandonment is some- 
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J. DUOSWOBTH. A.D. 1817. 

"The Lord is my joy, my hope, my treasure; 
He is my comfort and my delight. O Thou great 
Omnipotent, come down and seize me for Thine 
own I 0, my precion.'^, my precious Saviour I" 



ARISTOTLE. 

"In pollution I entered the world, anxiously I 
have lived in it, miserably do I depart from it. 
Thou cause of causes, huve mercy upon me." 



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HIKBT BLUNT. 

When Henry Blunt was dying, the doctor said 
to him, "Sir, you are drawing near the grave, and 
I think if you have any accounts to settle, you 
had better settle them." Mr. Blunt replied: "I 
have no accounts to settle ; I owe nothing to man, 
and my Saviour has paid all my debts to God." 



DAVID LIVIHOSTONE. A.D. 1873. 

Hia last words were, written in his diary : "All 
I can add in my loneliness is. May heaven's 
richest blessing come down on every one — Ameri- 
can, English, Turk— who will help to heal this 
open sore of the world." 



MRS. WM. NEWMAN. A.D. 1910. 

Shortly before she died, she addressed her 
daughter, and Raid, "Mary, is in a beautiful 
place. Oh, heaven is a beautiful place!" "I am 
going home. It is so easy to die. Oh, it is so 
easy to die!" 



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ALBERT THE GOOD. 

(Husband of Queen Victoria.) 

"I have had wealth, and rank, and power 
and I thank God for them; but if these were all, 
I should now be poor indeed ! ' Then as his spirit 
was passing away, he whispered these words : 

"Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in thee!" 






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A LITTLE BOY. 

A little boy lay dying. A short time before hi"? 
raamma had died. His father sat by the bedside 
weeping. Stretching out his hand, the little one 
said : "Good-bye, papa; mamma has come for me 
to-night! Don't cry, papa; we'll all meet again 
in the morning!" 



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"I dlRtinetly behold a place, filled with 
effable light." 



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BIV. A. B. \ ANOAHF. A.D. 1905. 
(Missionary to China.) 

The following messages were dictated by our 
brother shortly before he died : 

"Dear Mother, — Have gone to be with Jesus. 
Weep not for me. We shall meet again. Mother, 
your prayers, your humility, your love, chemged 
my hell to heaven. Father calls; I'm away." 

"Dear Father, — Farewell ; I'm the first to lay 
the burden down." 

"Morley, my beloved brother, — We lived to- 
gether in love ; I'll meet you at the gathering at 
the river." 

"Sister Cora,— Cora, toil on. Thy path will 
be hard sometimes, but I know you will over- 
come, and enter into His love." 

"Louva, — I'vo gladly said I'd give up my life 
for your salvation. Meet me in the city of life, 
where we shall part no more." 

"Sister .ouisa, — I'll be looking for you." 

"Mr. Horner, — I shall work no more; now 
will be praising Jesus throughout eternity." 

Miss Burke, Egypt, — "I told you seven years 
gone by, I'd go to heaven from China. Farewell, 
sister." 

Conference fellows, — "My voice hushes on the 



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evening air to breathe the full life of the im- 
mortality of my God. I again say to you over 
again, It was God's voice leading me to China. 
Farewell." 



HETTIE KERB. A.D. 1910. 

Just before she died, she was asked if she was 
afraid to meet death. Her answer was: "Oh, 
no." At another time, she said, "There is one 
thing I want you to remember: It's all right!" 



MBS. BOLLINS. A.D. 1908. 

Putting up her hand, she asked her husband, 
"Where am I going ?" He replied, "To heaven." 
To which she responded: "Praise God!" 



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"Oh, my father, it is a fine thing to be over 
there." 



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DB. SAMUEL KENNEDY. A.D. 1911. 

The following was found in his purse on 
December 10th, 1911, shortly aft«r he died: 

"O change! stupendous change! 

There lies the soulless clod. 
The light eternal breaks, 
The new immortal wakes, 

Wakes with his God!" 



ALICE ELYEA. 



As death drew near, she requested those who 
stood there to sing some hymns, but as they 
were abotrt to do so she stopped them, saying: 
"Stop! the angels are singing! Don't sing; the 
angels are singing now!" Looking up, she said, 
"Oh, I see Jesus!" and was gone. 



JOHNNY REYNOLDS. 

A little boy. three years old, just before he 
died, said: "Mamma, don't cry, Jesus loves 
Johnny." 




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JOHN HOLLAND. 

The day before lie died, lie failed for his I^ilile, 
saying: "Come, O, eonie ; death approaches; let 
us gather some flowers to comfort this hour." 
After some comments made on the Scripture, he 
exclaimed: "0, stay your reading! What bright- 
ness is this I see '.' Have you lighted up any 
candles?" Mr. Leigh answered: "No; it is the 
sunshine." "Sunshine!" said he, "it is my 
Saviour's shine. Now, farewell world ; welcome 
heaven. The Daystar from on high hath visited 
my heart. I feel His mercy ; I see His majesty ; 
whether in the body, or out of the body I cannot 
tell ; God knoweth ; but I see things that are 
unutterable." Thus ravished in spirit he roamed 
toward heaven, with a cheerful look and a low, 
soft voice; but what he said could not be under- 
stood. 



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ELIZABETH CAIRN. A.D. 1906. 

"I did not think that it took so long to die. 
Glory ! glory ! glory ! Tell the friends to meet me 
in heaven; and tell them at the 'Chiardian' office 
that all is we'' 



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MBS. OTBENA OLABKE. A.D. 1893. 

"I do I I do I I do! love Jesus I" 
"I dol I dol I do! love Jesus!" 
"I do! I dol I dol love Jesus!" 

These words were uttered just as her happy spin* 
WM leaving the body. 



PBESIOEHT McEINLET. 

Who was shot by an assassin, said with his 
last breath: "Not as I will; but as God wills." 



OONVEBTED HEATHEN CHILD. 

Coming to the gates of death, exclaimed: 
"After this, heaven 1" 



DB. GBOSVENOB. 

"I will smile on death, if Jesus will smile on 



me. 



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JOHN GAMBLE. 

The last Sunday that he lived on earth, he 
was visited by the Rev. Mr. Richardson. "Little 
John," who was but very young, gathered all his 
money and gave it to him for the missionaries. 
Three times he called his beloved pastor back and 
kissed him, and told him to meet him in heaven. 
Tears flowed down the pastor's face, as he said, 
"I will." Early the next morning he told his 
parents that he was goin<:[ to Jestis, and in two 
hours passed sweetly avay. 



OENEBAL BOOTH. A.D. 1912. 

His last message to Salvationists throughout 
the world was : "His promises, they are sure, they 
are sure, if you will only believe. " His last words 
were addressed to his son. Chief of the Staff: 
"Don't worry; let me die. I want to go to 
heaven I ' ' 









BISHOP 0IL3ERT HAVEN. 

"Why, there is no river here." 



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ASA Mcintosh, a.d. 1913. 

To a fellow worker: "I ain well prepared to 
go. The only desire I have to live is that I 
might win a few more souls for Jesus." When 
told by his wife that he could not live, he said : 
"Everything is all right; it will soon all be over. 
Be tme to God ; go on ; go on ; be true ; be true 
to Jesixsl" In his delirium he was constantly 
exhorting sinners to come to Jesus, and his fel- 
low workers to "get to business and be true to 
God." 



OATHEBINX BOOTH. A.D. 1890. 

"The waters are rising, but so am I. I am 
not going under, but over. Don't be concerned 
about your dying, only go on living well, and the 
dying will be all right." Her last words were 
spoken to the General: "Till the day breaks and 
the shadows flee away." 



BLUIXHABOT. 

'Light breaks in; hallelujah I" 



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DR. WAKLZ7. 



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A few hours before his exit, he was asked, 
"What shall we say to your bretliren in the 
ministry from you?" 

"Preach the Word; be instant in season, out 
of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long- 
suffering and doc*;-ine"; repeating the words, 
"with all long suffering" three times. After a 
moment's rest, he added, "Tell them what Peter 
says, 'If any man speak, let him speak as the 
oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do 
it as of the ability which God giveth, that God 
in all things may be glorified, through Jesus 
Christ, to Whom be praise and dominion for ever 
and ever. Amen," 

After a moment's rest, while panting for 
breath, he added, "Tell them to preach the old 
Gospel ; we want no new one. The old Gospel is 
to save the world; it can't be improv 1. One 
might as well attempt to improve a ray of sun- 
shine while vivifying a flower. The grand old 
Gospel forever!" After a short pause, to take 
breath, he said, "Tell thcni to go where they are 
wnt." 

Speaking of his whole case, all the interests 
involved in his demise, he said, "I leav- all with 









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God. I want it diBtinctly understood, I do so 
without any fear, without any cowardice, without 
any alarm; I do it with the boldnesB of an old 
soldier, and with the calmness of a saint." 

He said, "They will inquire in the morning. 
'Is Brother Wakely dead?' Deadl Nol Tell 
them he is better, and alive for evermore." I 
said, "Yes, and a higher and nobler life." He re- 
plied, "Wonderfully enlarged! Oh, wonderfully 
enlarged 1" 

"Let me have a little plot in the quiet ceme- 
tery, and let me sleep there until the great rising 
day." 

"I know the old ship. The Pilot knows me 
well. He will take me safe into port. Heavenly 
breezes already fan my cheeks." 

"I shall not be a stranger in heaven. I am 
well known up there." 

"Like Bunyan, I see a great multitude with 
white robes, and I long to be with them. To de- 
part and be with Christ is far better " 

"When you go to the grave, don't go weep- 
ing. Death hath no sting. The grave hath no 
terror. Eternity hath no darkness. Sing at my 
funeral, 

'Bejoice for a brother deceased; 
Our loss is his gain.' 



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OROXWZLL. 

"The devil is ready to seduce us; and I am 
seduced." 



BEV. DAVID NELSON. A.D. 1844. 

"My Master calls, I am going home. It is 
well." 



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For many years neither death nor the grave had 
any terrors for me." 

"Hark I harkl hear ye not the song? Victoty 
is ours. There is great rejoicing in heaven. Boll 
open, ye golden gates, and let my car go through I 
I must wait until the death-angel descends." 






A. F. HERMAN. A.D. 1895. 

Throwing up his hands he waved them and 
said, "Go on angels, I am coming ! Go on argeU, 
I am coming I" 



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HATTIK BUrORD. A.D. 1866. 

This little girl died in 18<).'), when only nix 
years old. She was the ehild of Major-Cieneral 
John Buford. She was taught to iv|M'at the 
Lord's prayer every night. Ah the cliild lay on 
her dying bed, and the hour of her departure was 
drawing near, *ihe all of a sudden opened her soft 
blue eyes, and, l{x>king confidently into her 
mother's face, said, "Mamma, I forgot to say my 
prayers!" Summoning wh.;t strength she had 
left, she clasped her little white hands together, 
and, like a little angel, prayed thus: 

"Now I lay me down to sleep, 
I pray The€, Lord, my soul to keep ; 
If I should die before I wake, 
1 pray, Thee, Lord, my soul to take." 

The prayer finished, she never spoke again. 



MABEL BLACK. A.D. 1906. 

During the intermission of pains, which were 
very severe, she constantly sang ; 

"It's the old time religion, and it's good 
enough for me." 



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STEWART D. OIDDES. A.D. 1907. 

"I Bee JeKUB ; I see Him hanging on the crosa 
for me; I see the print oi the nailH in His hands. 
Oh! glory, he naves mo now!" After exliorting 
and sending niesKugcs to unsaved ones, he turned 
to his brother. David, and said, "David, if I had 
listened to your exhortations T would noi have 
been here now," meaning (lod would not have 
used this severe means. Later he exclaimed ; 
"I am going sweepuig through the gates. Tell 
Brother Shields I am going liome to heaven. Tell 
him JesuB sweetly saves me now." fjatfr he re- 
peated the words : 

"Jesus, lover of my soul. 
Let me to Thy bosom tiy," 

and then. "O. Jesus, take me home." Soon the 
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PRESIDENT EDWARDS. A.D. 1758. 

After settling all his worldly aflfairs, and 
bidding adieu to his family, he turned round say- 
ing : "Now, where is Jesus of Nazareth, my never 
failing Friend?" and so fell asleep. 



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BOBERT A. TWIDD7. A.D. 1907. 

On Friday previous to his death, while Sister 
Baker was calling upon him, and praying, 
God's Spirit came on him and he laughed, 
shouted and praised the Lord, while tears 
streamed down his cheeks. On Saturday, about 
midnight, he exclaimed. "The best of all is, God 
is with us." An hour or two after, he said, "It's 
all right." From this he lapsed into unconscious- 
ness, and soon was in the presence of the Lord. 



JOHN HOLDEN. A.D. 1906. 

"I have no doubts. Christ is present and 
precious." 



EMFEBOB ADBIAN. 

"Ah I my poor soul^ whither art thou going?" 



WILLIAM BUSSELL. A.D. 1897. 

'I see Jesus. He is coming to receive me." 



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ETHEL WOOEE. A.L. 1907. 

She had no fear oi deatii uvi never murmured 
during her illness, but wept nnd jjrayed over 
lost sinners, especially those in her home. With 
loving words for her dear ones who watched her 
slowly fading, she soothed their grief, bade them 
all good-bye, said she was going. Just as her 
spirit was departing she had a glimpse of future 
glory, and exclaimed, "Beautiful! Abbey ought 
to see it. O, so beautiful !" Somo one gave her a 
drink of water, to which she replied, "You ought 
not to have done it, for I was just entering 
heaven; it is such a beautiful place!" 



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MRS. JACKSON. A.D. 1906. 

When asked if she had any message to send 
to Mr. Bradford, she rephed : "Tell him that I 
died happy in the Lord!" 



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BLOOM. 

"Lord Jesus, come." 



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UBS. T. HOLLINOSHEAD. A.D. 1907. 

As the testimony meeting was entered into, 
she arose and gave her testimony, which was 
somewhat like this, "I know I am saved. I am 
saved just now. I never was much of a hand for 
the fashions. God has saved me from it. I 
came bareheaded to this meeting. I could not 
wear my hat, it was so puckery." Then she 
spoke about a plain hat and about the precious 
blood of Jesus, then said, "Thank God!" and 
with this note of praise fell over; asleep in Jesus. 
At first we thought she was only prostrated from 
tb'i exuberance of her joy; but the fears of those 
near by were aroused, and when her husband and 
family were called, w^e learned she had been 
subject to fainting spells. We carried her down 
to her home and a doctor was summoned, but the 
lamp of this life was gone out. 



SIR THOMAS SCOTT. 

"Until this moment I thought there was 
neither a God nor a hell. Now I know and feel 
that there are both, and I am doomed to per- 
dition by the just judgment of the Almighty." 



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LOXnS McOTTIBE. A.D. 1906. 

Though having hardly strength enough to 
speak above a whisper, yet about half an hour 
before he died, he sang aloud the praise of God. 
Then he clapped his hands and exclaimed: "I 
hear them playing their harps; I shall soon play 
one, too." His last words were, "Praise the 
Lord I Amen." 



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OBANDMA SHEARS. 

"It is bright o '^e river; Oh, so bright 

over there." 






MRS. BIRES. A.D. 1906. 

To her pastor: "Preach Christ; plead with 
sinners." 



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"Father, take me home." 




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CHRISTINA BOSIN JOHNSON, A.D. 1907. 

In the evening she complained of rheumatism 
in her body, and not feeling well, woke the family 
at midnij^ht, singing, "Praise God, the victory is 
won." She prayed several times during the 
night and praised God for a clean heart. A few 
hours before she passed away she prayed with 
uncommon strength for everybody in the house, 
and her husband. Her last words were, "Glory! 
glory! glory!" 



MBS. D. L. BANNEY. 

"It is all light now. The dread of suffering is 
gone. My blessed Saviour has given me the vic- 
tory. I am ready and waiting to go. I leave you 
all!" 



MBS. T. McEEE. A.D. 1906. 

Her last words to her husband were: "Mind 
your soul : Prepare to meet me in heaven ! Praise 
God, I have neither doubt nor fear." 



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OHAHLES SINOLAIB. A.D. 1907. 

At his request we sang, "He died because He 
loved me so." With much difficulty he said: 

"And if our fellowship below 

In Jesus be so sweet, 
What heights of raptare shall we know 
When round His throne we meet." 

After much suffering lie sweetly passed away, 
leaving a blessed assurance to bis soriowin" 
friends that he had gone to worship God in tbe 
upper sanctuary where prayer is lost in endless 
praise. His last words were. "Jesus, Tby king- 
dom come." 



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FATHER EGIDIS. 

"0, good Jesus, Thy wounds are my merits; 
yes, mine, mine, Jesus!" 



NENDEB. 

"Let us go home. Good-nioht!" 



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A LITTLE OIBL. 

A little girl was dying. She asked her mother 
to bring her mission box. Once more she 
took the pennies she had baen saving, in her weak 
hand, and then putting them back into the box, 
she gave it to her mother and whispered, "See 
"ihat Jesus gets it all." Tlien she slipped away 
to glory. 



MRS. THOS. WETHEBELL. A.D. 1907. 

"I'll go every step of the way; 
I'll go every step of the wa\-! 
Hallelujah!" 



MBS. SPOFFOBD. A.D. 1906. 

Her last words were: "Safe in the arms of 
Jesus." 



OAMBATTA. 

"I am lost! I am lost!" 



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NAfUATWEES. 

An able Indian ruler. Calling his warriorn and 
counsellors around him, he uttered as his la.4. re- 
quest, "That the Delawares should hear and be- 
lieve the Word of God." He then called Zlis- 
berger, the faithful missionary', to him, and 
begged him to t^ll him more of the things of 
God ; and while the latter spoke in strong emotion, 
the chieftain breathed his last. 



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RICHARD OECILA. A.D. 1810. 

"None but Christ! None but ChrisM' so said 
dying Lambert at the stake; and so under all 
circumstances, and with all his heart, says 
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WILLIAM PITT. A.D. 1778. 

"1 have, like other men, neglected prayer too 
much to have any ground of ho])e that it can be 
efficacious on a death-bed ; I throw myself on the 
mercy of God through the merits of Christ." 



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JULIUS PALMXR. 

At the stake. "God's Holy Spirit certifieth 
to our spirit, that He hath even now prepared a 
sweet supper in heaven for His sake, who suffered 
for us." In the end, moving his charred lips, he 
uttered (he words, "Sweet Jesus!" and fell 
asleep until the morning of the resurrection. 



RUTHERFORD. A.D. 1661. 

"If He slay me ten thousand times ten thou- 
sand times. I'll trust! Oh, for arms to embrace 
Him! Oh, for a well-tuned harp!" 



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ANNE ROBERTS. A.D. 1799. 

"Great peace have they that love Thy law; 
peace and joy through believing." 



JOHN PHILPOT. (Martyr.) A.D. 1555. 

"I will pay my vows in thee. Smithfield!" 



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DR. OLIVER. A.D. 1764. 



135 



He was a zealous inbeliever until shortly be- 
fore his death. When dying, "Oh," Raid he, 
"that I could undo the mischief that I have done ! 
I was more ardent to poison men with infidel 
principles than any Christian is to spread the doc- 
trines of Christ." 



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THOMAS RUTHERFORD. A.D. 1771. 

"He hsis indeed ever been to me a precious 
Christ, and now I feel Him to be my rock, my 
strength, my rest, my hope, my joy, my all in 
all." 



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REV. FRANCIS BRAZEE. 

"They sing! The angels sing!" 



REV. JOHN DOEL. 

*'I am not afraid to look death in the face." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



WHITZniLD. A.D. 1770. 

"Lord Jesus, I am weary in Thy work, but 
not of Thy work. If 1 have not yet finished my 
course, let me go and speak for Thee once more 
in the fields, and seal the truth, and come home 
to die." 

"I had rather wear out, than rust out." He 
ran to the window, panting for breath, and say- 
ing, "I'm dyi ;.; " and almost immediately 
breathed his la^^ m his chair. 



WILLIAM. (A Negro.) 

"Glory be to God, I shall get the better of 
Satan; glory be to Massa Jesus, I shall conquer 
him!" One said: "Brudder Will, is your soul 
happy in Mat,ja Jesus ■^" He answered: "Yes," 
and fell asleep in Jesus 



WILLIAM LOBD RUSSELL. A.D. 1688. 

"I think this is the happiest time of my life, 
though others may look on it as the saddest I" 



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137 



VBANOIS 8PISA. 

*'My sin is greater than the mercy of God. I 
have denied Christ, voluntarily. I feel that He 
holds to me no hope." 



SAMUKL JOHNSTON. 

"Believe a dying man Nothing but salva- 
tion in Christ can comfort you when you come 
to die." 



SIB THOMAS SMITH. A.D. 1577. 

"It is a matter of lamentation, that men 
know not to what end they were born into the 
world until they are ready to go out of it." 



T. 0. SnSHrOBD. A.D. 1808. 

"I shall Boou be at rest. My dear Redeemer; 
my dear Redeemer!" 



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PEBBLES FROM TUE BRINK. 



S. TBIW ABBAS. (Klng't PUot.) 

"I sun lying off and on, waitin«j for the signal. 
I lie well, and should a sturni arise and carry 
away all the canvass, I could send it in under bare 
poles. Y«s, my Saviour win not leave me now." 



DB. SIMPSON. 



"What art thou? I am not afraid of thee. 
Thou art a vanquished enemy through the blood 
of the cross." 



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SAUNDEBS. (Martyr.) 

"Welcome the cross of Christ; welcome ever- 
lasting life." 



OHAS. WESLEY. A.D. 1788. 

"I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness; satis- 
fied — satisfied — satisfied I" 



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PRBBr.RS FRO^f THE BRINK. 



139 



JOHN ARTHUR LTTH. 

"I shall soon be with Jesus. Perhaps I am 
too anxious. Can this be death? Why it is 
better than living! Tell them that T die happy 
in Jesus." 



WILMOT. (An InfldeL) A.D. 1680. 

When dying, Wilmot laid his emaciated Land 
upon the Bible, and exclaimed, solemnly, with 
energy: "The only objection against thi^ book 
is — a bad life." 



DR. SANDERSOK. AD. 1663. 

"My heart is fixed, O God; my heart is fixed 
where true joy is to be found!" 



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JAMES WILSON. A.D. 1860. 

"There is no darkness in the valley: it is all 
bright ; I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me 1" 




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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



BARON BUNSEN. 

"With all feebleness and imperfection, I have 
ever lived, striven after and willed the best and 
noblest only. But the best and highest is to have 
known Jesus Christ. It is sweet to die." 



JOHN BUNTAN. 



•'We shall naeet e'er long, to sing the new 
song, and remain happy forever in a world with- 
out end. Take me, for I come to Thee." 



MISS A. BOSS STTTBES. 

"Jens I Jesus 1 what would I do without 
Him no\v I Almost home, home ; my mansion is 
all ready." 



BEV. JOHN WABBUBTON. 

"01 what a blaze and a shout there will be 
when old John gets to heaven." 



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141 



MBS. LEWIS. A.D. 1906. 

Her last hours on earth proved a fitting close 
to such a devoted and Christ-like life, and fur- 
nished a complete refutation to the Oslerin 
theory, that the dying do not s e visions of a 
better world. While relatives stood around, her 
face became lighted up with a radiance not of 
this world, as she said, "I cannot tell you how 
beautiful it is over there." Her last words were, 
"I am redeemed." 



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BEV. PHILIP HEOK. 

"Ohl how beautiful! The opening heavens 
around me shine!" 



WILLIAM WHEELER. 



'I am coming! I am coming! 



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ABOHBISHOP SHABPE. A.D. 1714. 

"I shall be happy!" 



142 PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 

SIS HENRY VANli. A.D. 1662. 

"Blessed be the Lord that I have kept a con- 
science void of offence unto this day. J. bless the 
Lord that I have not deserted the righteous cause 
for which I suffer." 



, TTNDAL. A.D. 1536. 

"Lord, open the King of England's eyes!' 



TASSO. A.D. 1595. 

"Into Thy hand, Lord." 



BISHOP FISBOE. 

"Best, happiness, and peace forever.' 



JACnB BOBHME. 

"Now, I go home into paradise. 



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143 



TANKERFIELD. (Martyr.) 

A certain knight went up to him and said, 
gently, "Good brother, be strong in Christ!" 
Tankerfield replied, "Oh sir; I thank you; I am 
so, I thank God." 



MRS. HANNAH WOOD. 

"I shall see Him as He is; I shall be forever 
near Him and behold His face ; my eyes shall 
behold Him : I shall see Him for myself and not 
another, blessed be God!" 



LOSD TEIONMOUTH. A.D. 1834. 

"I have no hope but in Christ Jesus; in His 
sacrifice, in His blood." 



MARTHA McGRAOKIN. 

'How bright the room; how full of angels!' 



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THOMAS HUDSON. (Martyr.) 

When the flames were naing about him, he 
sHpped from under the chain that held his body 
to the stake, and, falUng on his knees amidst the 
burning pile, his spirit wrestled with God. The 
martyr arose and exclaimed: "Now I thank God, 
I am strong, and care not what man can do unto 
me I" 



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BIV. JOHN OABTER. 

"I am packed up and ready to go. I am 
waiting for the Lord to call me." 



W. WHITBY. 



"Who's there? What's that? Angels are 
coming for me." 



THOMAS SOOTT. 

"I have done with darkness forever. 



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MBS. VAUOHAH. 

A friend by her bed-side said to her: 
"Jesus can make a dying bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are." 
Mrs. Vaughan quickly replied : 

"Whilst on His breast I lean my head, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there." 



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MOTHZB MABOABIT PBIOB. 

"Eternity rolls up before me like a sea of 
glory, and so near. Oh ! that blessed company of 
redeemed sinners, and the glorious Jesus I What 
a Savioiur; and He is mine. Oh, what a speck 
of time is the longest life to prepare for that 
blessed world." 



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HUGH GBOTIUS. 



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"Alasl I have spent my life in laboriously 
doing nothing. I would give all my learning and 
honor for the plain integrity of John Urick." 
(Urick was a poor, but very pious man.) 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



BKV. SAHTTBL BIBBINS. 

"The storm of life has at length blown over. 
The last tornado has passed by. The victory is 
gained and heaven is mine. Sweet haven of rest 
— it ie mine. Then I shall see the martyrs, the 
apostles and confessors, and be«t, and, most of 
all, then I shall see Jesus!" 



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BBHJAmN T. HTJBTBB. 

"Brother, tell my dear wife to prepare her- 
self to meet me in heaven, and the rest of the 
family, alsol" 



SAMXTBL OOOK. 

"I have no desire to get better — would rather 
depart and be with Christ." 



LIZZIB W. O'HBIL. 

"The Lord is good ; I am going home to Him. ' 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 147 

FBisiDnrr bobibt sixpson. 

"I shall go to the gat-es of heaven, as the poor, 
wretched, ruined Eobert Simpson, saved by sov- 
ereign grace. When I begin to tell my tale, all 
of the harps of heaven will be silent, all the angels 
will be as still as statues; I am sure they will. 
I am going home. Pray for me." 



MBS. OIOBLT OBMES. (Martyr.) 

"Welcome, thou cross of Christ!" After the 
fire was kindled, she said : "My soul doth magnify 
the Lord, and my spirit doth rejoice in God my 
Saviour." 






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MBS. AABON SMITE. 

"I am happy, very happy." 






JOHN BVBHS. 

'Oh, glorious hope !" 



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PEBBLES FBOM THE BRINK. 



BIV. SAKTrZL PIZBOE. 

"Yes, I taste its sweetness and enjoy its ful- 
ness, with all th ^ gloom of a death-bed before 
me, and far rather would I be the poor, emaciated 
creature that I am, than to be an emperor, with 
every earthly good about him, but without God." 



KEY. P. OOBL. 



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*'0h, I see such a fulness in Christ as I never 
saw before. Tell the people I am trusting in a 
full salvation." 



S. O. BANGS. 



"The sun is setting; mine is rising. I go 
from this bed to a crown. Farewell." 



BZV. 0. B. KESSLZB. 

"What a blessed Sabbath has dawned on 



me. 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



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THOMAS 00LDB7. 

"Take away the whiskey; I promieed mother 
I'd never drink, and I won't break my word." 
These were his last words, spoken after he had 
been mortally wounded, and a glass of liquor was 
pressed to his lips. 



BXV. D. S. M0NT00MXS7. 

"I am on the border-land. All is well; all is 
well. Is this death ? If this be death, then it is 
pleasant to die." 



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SHOEBLACK JIM. 

"The next time I sing, will He when Jesus 
folds me in His arms." 



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BEV. HENEY HABVEY. 

"0 welcome, welcome death! The conflict is 



over. 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



JANE B— . 

A young girl, thirteen years of age, lay dying. 
Lifting her eyes toward the ceiling, she said 
softly, "Lift me higher I Lift roe higher 1" Her 
parents raised her up with pillows, but she faintly 
said, "No, not that; but there!" again looking 
earnestly toward heayen, whither her happy soul 
flew a few moments later. On her tombstone is 
carved: Jane B — . "Lifted higher." 



BOSS. 

A boy, employed in Barrow dockyard, wap 
fearfully mangled by an engine. During the thre. 
hours which elapsed before death ended his su' 
ferings, he repeatedly sang verses of the hymn, 
"Jesus lover of my soul " 



1 \Y. Q. DIOKENS. 

"My soul now enjoys such sweet communion 
with Him, that I would not give it for the whole 
world. Glory to Jesus!" 



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151 



Who had listened to the preaching of George 
Whitfield, and whose heart had been deeply 
moved by the sweet story of the cross, from the 
lipa of the eloquent evangelist — lay upon his 
dying bed. During a momentary pause in his 
sufferings, and when his end was near, he 
stretched his hands upwards, and cried, "liet me 
go to Mr. Whitfield's God!" 



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osirnTH joHis. 

"Oh, how wonderful is the love of God to me. 
Blessed be God! His comforts fill my soul I" 



D. L. M00D7. 

"Earth recedes; heaven opens befor'j me I 



A OZHrSSE OONVZBT. 

"The grace of God is sufficient!" 






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PEBBLES ' 'vo\' THE BRINK. 



miV. WILTEJ. J ^^CT71E. A.D. 1905. 



Within an hour r.r tv> 
with Bolemn empb iB^i- iu . 
they which came o . utj.f-ri 
washed their robes ii vl n 
blood of the Lamb. The 



his re'eaae, he joined 

J wf ,1 'These are 

t aion, and have 

ji white in the 

tv .re they before 



the throne of God e id serve H::n day and night 
in His temple." When the quotation was fin- 
ished, he fervently ejaculated : "Praise be to God 1 
Blessed be His name!" acd then fell into a pain- 
less sleep in which he gently passed away. 



THOMAS HOOKEX. 

It was said to him when dying, "Brother, you 
are going to receive the reward of your labors." 
He replied, "I am going to receive mercy." 



REV. JACOB DOEBKSEE. 

"It is not death to leave this world and then 
with the brotherhood on high be at home with 
God." 



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153 



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DB. MABOir GOOD. A.D. 1827. 

Hig hearing having become much impaired, 
his friend, Mr. Bussell, called to him in a loud 
tone of voice, "Behold the Lamb of Godl" Thi« 
roused him, and with the energy of a dying be* 
liever, he terminated the sentence, "which taketh 
away the sin of the wr rid." These were his l&st 
w<»dB 



BOBIET OLOVBB. A.D. 1557. 

(A Martyr.) 

When within sight of the stake, he was sud- 
denly so filled with a sense of God's love and 
presence, that he clapped his hands, crying out 
to his friend, "Axistin, He is come ; He is come I" 



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OABDIKAL MAZABIN. A.D. 1661. 

"Oh. my poor soul I What will become of 
thee ? Whither wilt thou go ? Were I to live 
again, I would be a ctpuchiu rather than a 
courtier." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



BIV. J. TL^TQWi I. A.D. 1786. 

"Oh, dear Polly, 'God is love!' Shout, shoufc 
aloud I Oh, the thought so fills me! I want a 
gust of praise to go to the ends of the earth." 
One said, "Do you think that the Lord will raise 
you up again?" He strove to answer, "Raise 
in resur — ; raise in resur — ." 



EEV. H. Y. HTTMILBAUOH. A.D. 1868. 

"O king of terrora! end of time! Oh, all is 
bright! I'll Boon be at home." In a few 
moments his pulse was still forever. 



E. W. rOZ. A.D. 1848. 

"Lord, wher. Thou wilt, where Thou wilt, as 
Thou wilt!" 



T. B. STOOTOM. 

i shall receive the crown of glory.' 



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155 



BIV. W. IVANS. 

• '1 am weakness itself ; but I am on the Rock. 
I do not experience those transports that some 
have expressed in the view of death ; but my de- 
pendance is on the mercy of God in Christ.^ Here 
my religion began, and here it must end." 



WILLIAM HUNTEB. A.D. 1555. 

(The Martyr.) 

Said the sheriff: "If thou wilt recant, thou 
Shalt live ; if not, thou shalt be burned 1 " "I will 
not recant, God willing." was the reply. He then 
prayed, "Son of God, shine upon me ;'' and in the 
end, "I^rd, Lord, receive my spirit!" 



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LATIMEK. A.D. 1555. 

"Be of good comfort. Master Ridley, and play 
the man ! We shall this day light such a candle, 
by God's grace, in England, as, I trust, shall 
never be put out!" After this he cried, "0 
Father of Heaven, receive my soul!" 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



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LZOSAND D'ALLERAT. 

D'Alleray, an aged representative of France, 
with his wife, was arraigned before the revolu- 
tionary tribunal, during the reign of terror. The 
judge hinted at an evasive reply to the charge, 
which the brave old man declined. "I thank you 
for the efforts you have made to save me ; but it 
would be necessary to purchase our lives by a lie. 
My wife and myself prefer rather to die. We 
have grown old together without ever having lied, 
and we will not do so now, to save a remnant of 
life." 



ABOEBISHOF LEIOHTON. A.D. 1684. 

"I have a good hope and a great desire to see 
what they are doing on the otbar side ; for of this 
world I am extremely weary." 



W. STEPHENSON. 



"Do you see that bright light? Do you see 
those angels?" 



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157 



LOTTIS ZI. A.D. 1783. 

The king strictly chafed his servants, that 
when they saw him, however ill, they should 
never dare to name death in his hearing. His 
physician frequently intimated that death was at 
hand, upon which the king immediately pressed 
nK>ney into his hand to purchase his silence. The 
physician is said to have received 55,000 crowns 
in this way in five months. 



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DB. VANDXBKSMP. (African Missionary.) 

He closed his eyes saying with his la»t breath, 
'All is well." 



XKANUZL SWSDIVBO&O. 

"It is well, I thank you. God bless you." 



J. L. SOEDTDSL. 

'It is all right, my daughter " 



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158 PEBBLES FROK THE BRIITK. 

AB0HBX8HOP LAITD. A.D. 1046. 

•'I am coming, Lord, as quickly as I can. I 
know that I must pass through death before I 
can come to Thee ; but it is only the mere shadow 
of death, a little darkness upon nature l" 



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LOUISA MATTHIB. A.D. 1908. 

Eaising herself up in the bed, she exclaimed : 
"The Lord wants me to go. I don't know where, 
but I'm going 1 Get my slippers, and put them 
on." 



AHDBZW rULLZS. A.D. 1815. 

"I have such a hope that with it I can plunge 
into eternity." 



mSV. JOHN AHTLX. 

"The chariot has come, and I am ready to 
step in." 






PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



159 



BZV. B. M. XcOHSTKV. A-D. 1848. 

During the delirium immediately preceding 
hi« death, he said : "Mind the text, 'Be eteadfast, 
unmoveable, always aboimding in the work of the 
Lord*," repeating with such emphasis the last 
clause, " 'for as much as ye know that your labor 
is not in vain in the Lord'." Then he prayed: 
"This parish. Lord; this people, this whole place. 
Holy Father ; keep through Thine own name those 
whom Thou hast given me," and so he died. 



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SIB JOHN MASON. A.D. 1566. 

"Were I to live again, I would change the 
court for a cloister, my privy councillors bustle for 
a hsrmit's retirement, and the whole life I have 
lived in the palace for an hour's enjoyment of 
God in the chapel." 



WASHINGTON. A.D. 1799. 

"Doctor, I'm dying, and have been dying for 
a long time; but I'm not afraid to die." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



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0BAPUI8 DI KAUBOSa. 

The democrate offered, with their carbines 
at his breast, to spare his life if he wotild serye 
under the convention. ' No," he replied, "I 
have never fought but for my God and King I 
despicable cowards, fire away I" 



LULU. A.D. 1687. 

Died with a halter around his neck, in sign 
of repentuice, singing the hymn, "Sinner, thou 
must diet" with tears of remorse and agony. 



QUISN MAST. A.D. 1587. 

"When I die, Calais will be found written on 
my heart." 



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OLTKPU FTTLVIA KOBATA. A.D. 1565. 

"I am nothing but joy." 



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PEBBLES FROM TEE BRINK. 161 

DANIXL MAVV. 

"Now, Lord, one more glance at Thy Word, 
and then I will tie up the book for my dear 
mother, and I go to Thee." Mann was a convict 
hanged for murder, but soundly converted to God 
in prison. Died in perfect peace. 






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WILLIAM GIBSON. A.D. 1891. 

"I cannot pray! Sin, lika a mountain, hide* 
the Saviour from me." 



MA&7 NAPPEB STEVENSON. A.D. 1905. 

Her last audible words were, "Blessed 
Jesus 1" 



ANTHONT QBOVES. A.D. 1853. 

"I who am utterly vile, I am going to be with 
Jeaus." 



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102 PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 

KOHIOA. (MoUier ol St. AngnitiBe.) 

"Nothing is far from God, and I do not fear 
that He will not know where to find me at the 
resurrection. •• Alluding to her dying in a for- 
eign land. 



JOHN ELLIOTT. A.D. 1687. 

"Welcome joy; pray, pray, pray!" 



JOHN JANSWAT. A.D. 1657. 

"If this is dying, dying ib sweet." 



J. HIWSON. 

"Come, JesuB, comel" 



OlOKOZ K7IBS. 

'Come, Lord Jeeus!" 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 163- 

O. W. VANDWXNTIB. 

*'I shall soon be gone, but do not weep lor 
me; I am going home to glory." 



M. TBOTMIH. 



"These are light aflQictions! Hi* grace is fiuf- 
ficientl" 



FLINT nSK. A.D. 1825. 

"Live near to God, dwell in love, and wear 
out in the service! of Christ." 



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TALLYSAND PXSIOOBD. 

'I am suffering the pangs of the damned. 



riTOHXT. A.D. 18U. 

"I need no more medicine; I am well." 



164 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



DAWSON ILLIOTT. 

One of his last efforts was to repeat the verse 
of a hymn: 

"A beautiful land by faith I see, 
A land of re«t, from sorrow free; 
The home of the ransomed, bright and fair, 
And beautiful aiigels too are there." 



A DTINO WOMAN. 

She had frequently heard the words, "How 
shall we escape if we neglect so great salva- 
tion?" but put off the thought of death, regard- 
ing it as sometliing in the far distance. One 
Saturday morning her clothing caught fire and 
was in flames before she was aware of it. A 
neighbor succeeded in extinguishing the flames 
but not until she was very badly burned. Her 
friends did the best they could for her, but it 
soon became evident that she was dying. On 
hearing this, Christian friends hastened to her 
bedside and began to question her about her 
doul. She said she was going to hell; and con- 
stantly repeated, "Neglectful, 01 neglectful!" 



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She used these words hundrrds of tinu's. while 
her face showed that she was suffering more from 
the thought of meeting God than from bodily 
paui. She was asked if sli*^ could not tnist 
Jesus for her salvati< n. She shof^k her head and 
said. "Neglectful, O! neglectfuH" She continued 
repeating these words until fhe was unable to 
speak, and soon afterwards passed into eternity. 



LOUISA HARE. A.D. 1910. 

A young lady who had lived for years in the 
enjoyment of holiness of lieart, la}' dying of a 
lingering disease. One time, after a period of 
extreme weakness, slie opened her eyes, and 
putting up her hands, clasped the arms of a friend 
who was bending over her, and with a beaming 
countenance said, "He doeth all things well, 
doeen't He?" 



BENJAMIN ABBOTT. 

"Glory to God, I see the heavens open before 



me. 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



WILLI! 800TT. A.D. 1881. 

A little boy who had always been incUned to 
good. althouRh never taiight to love God. One 
time a Christian gentleman had dinner with the 
family, and before the meal asked a blessing on 
the food, which greatly impressed the child. 
Afterward he asked his father why he did this. 
and was told that the gentleman was asking God 
to bless them in partaking of the food. After this 
he would never eat without first saying grace. 
Shortly after, God called him home, and as he 
was passing away, he raised his hands and ex- 
claimed. "Oh, mamma, I'm in my glory!" 



MRS. Z. DEARN. A.D. 1904. 

We heard not a murmur escape her lips during 
her ilhiess. She remarked to some who visited 
her, "What would I do if I had neglected seeking 
the Lord until now?" Some of her last words 
were: "I thank God that I am here in Ireland 
to help on the work, and tell the storj- of ,Te«u8 
and His love to dying humanity. I am gloriously 
saved -^nd cleansed through the precious blood of 
JesuH." 



PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 167 

MBS. THOMAS IDWABDS. A.D. 18M. 

Mrs. Edward* <va8 converted in at' Wlfanh- 
iooed Methodist camp meeting, near Smith'B 
FalW. when ahe waft about thirty yeaiv of age. 
After living a holy life for over wxty years. Ood 
called her to her reward. Durins her sickness 
she exhorted all who came in l^r ronni to j»ft. 
ready to meet God. As her family 'latVerod 
around her bed, ahe bade them all gcx>rM)><-, and 
aaked them to meet her in heaven. Thou n-iHinR 
her handfi toward heaven, ahe shouted. "(I lory I 
Glory! Glory!" and in a few moments was gone. 






MABT AHV OILBZBT. A.D. 1887. 

"Jeaua has come for ma; Jesua has opened a 
place for me." To a loved one, "I'll be watching 
for you on the heavenly shore." 



JOHB SOWV. 

"Though I see death approaching, I fear him 
not." 



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PEBBLES FROM THE BRINK. 



MBS. WH. Mcdowell, a.d. i908. 

The Sunday previous to her death she testi- 
fied to being wholly the Lord's. Turning to the 
congregation, she said: "If I should die before 
next Sunday, you will know that I have gon« to 
heaven. I don't want anyone to have to wonder 
where I have gone." On Thursday evening a 
prayer-meeting was held in her home, in which she 
joined heaHily, while apparently enjoying the 
best of health. After the meeting, while setting 
Hob table, she fell to the floor, and in a mom«»nt 
was in heaven 



MINNIE GARDNER. A.D. 1906. 

Shortly before she died she swd, "Over me 
preaching, when I'm cold in death, say nothing 
good of me, for I'm not worthy ; tell sinners about 
Jesus, and hasten iheu. ^o God." 



WILLIAM KNIBB. A.D. 1845. 

"What bliss, to see the clouds dispersed, and 
ihe smile of God resting upon me! A'l is well!" 



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rLOSENOE OSOZIER. A.D. 1903. 

About a week before the angel of death came, 
it pleased the Lord to give her a vision of heaven, 
in which tto Saviour appeared to her, and showed 
her a beautiful robe and a crown of gold, and 
said, "These are for you." While thus absorbed 
in the vision, those who stood around her bed 
heard her say, "Yes, yes; all right 1 it's worth 
living fori" Great was the manifestation of 
divine grace. She suffered without a tear, and 
calmly ttJked of death, obtaining from all who 
were unsaved their promise to meet her in 
heaven. 



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