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"a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith."

“Praise ! for yet one more name with power endow'd
"To cheer and guide us, or travl as we pass”

MRS. HEMANS.

BY CYRUS YALE,

PASTOR OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN NEW-HARTFORD.

NEW-YORK :
JOHN P. HAVEN, NO. 142 NASSAU-STREET,

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK, 9. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the 29th day of April, A. D. 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the United States of America, John P. Haven, of the said district, has deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

“Life of Rev. Jeremiah Hallock, late Pastor of the Congregational Church in Canton, Conn.

- 'a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith.'
*Praise ! for yet one more name with power endow'd
To cheer and guide us, onward as we passion

Mrs. HEMANS.
By Cyrus Yale, Pastor of the Congregational Church in New-
Hartford."

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned ;” and also, to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etcliing historical and other prints."

FRED. I. BETTS, Clerk of the Southern District of New-Yor?

Sicigit & George, Printers, Jamaica, L. I:

ADVERTISEMENT.

At the request of the Monthly Meeting of Clergymen, of which Mr. Hallock had for forty years been a member, the Compiler, not without much solicitude, consented to attempt what has resulted in this volume.

The design is not to praise one who was the last to seek honor from men, and whose record is on high ; but partly to erect a monument of the grace of God, which, in connexion with means, forms every character of high moral worth ; and partly to present for imitation, a rare example of piety, fidelity, and success in the Christian Ministry. It has been the aim of the Compiler to furnish a portrait, which, the acquaintance of Mr. Hallock may own and cherish for its resemblance to the original, and from which strangers may derive a measure of that benign influence which personal friends have to a greater extent enjoyed.

The better to accomplish this, he has been chiefly anxious to aid the man of God to stand forth before the eye of the Christian public in all the charm of his own grave, pious, plain, inimitable thoughts, words and actions.

Copious materials for the work have been found in his letters, and especially in his private Journal. This he commenced soon after his conversion, and with little intermission continued, daily or weekly, for about forty-six years, until within a month of his death. Besides this connected view of his Christian course, he wrote, in 1815 and 1821, a short account of his ancestry and early life, in which he abridged his Journal up to the date of his license to preach the Gospel. With this narrative the work begins. In hope that God may own it as a means of promoting the cause of Zion and the salvation of souls, the Compiler now lays down his pen, as he assumed it, with a trembling heart and hand.

Nevr-Hartford, May 1, 1828.

CONTENTS.

Page

CHAPTER I.

Birth. Ancestry.--Occupation in early life.—Person. . . 13

CHAPTER II.

Seriousness in childhood.-Narrow escapes from death.—Deep sense

of sin and ruin.--Conversion.--Efforts for the spiritual good of

his fellow-youth.--Usefulness in religious meetings.-Enjoyment

of a revival. . . .

. . . . 17

CHAPTER III.

Mr. Hallock begins to think of preaching the Gospel.-Com-

mences preparatory study.-Severe trial at Northampton.-Re-

turn to the farm.- Pleasant reflections.--Resumes his books.---

Makes a profession of religion. --State of his heart.- Activity and

usefulness in the church.-Resolutions.

. . 25

CHAPTER IV.

Goes to Connecticut and studies under the direction of Mr. Fow-

ler.- Enjoys a religious revival.---Conversion of Miss Hum-

phrey, afterwards Mrs. Hallock.-Spiritual feelings.-Useful

labors. - Visit from his brother.-Earnest desire to preach the

Gospel.--Pursues study with Rev. Samuel John Mills of Torring-

ford. --Short journey. - Residence in Stockbridge, with the lato

Rev. Dr. West.--His opinion of Edwards on religious affections,

and of Taylor and Edwards on original sin.

CHAPTER V.

Applies for license to preach the Gospel.-First disappointment in

respect to this object. --Second disappointment. - Third disap-

pointment.-Subsequent feelings and deportment.--Fruit of his

sabor in the circle of his relations.--Receives license to preach. 44

CHAPTER VI.

First effort in the pulpit. Preparation and delivery of his ser-

mons.--Their character.--His manner in preaching.-Entire

devotion to his new and delightful work.--His pleasant grove.

Unexpected trials. Supplies the pulpit in West-Simsbury, after-

wards Canton.--Feelings, labors, private devotions.-General

practice at funerals and social meetings.--Some seals to his

ministry.---Receives a request to continue at West-Simsbury, 54

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