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tions, was by me dissuaded from coming to the Sacrament till such time as he had given some proof of his reformation. He took this so disdainfully, that he left our communion, went first to a meeting of dissenting Protestants in the town, then to the Papists ; and at last falling ill of a strange disease in his bowels, from which he could find no ease or relief, but by taking a daily dose of laudanum ; his only child died, his wife became lame in her arm, and he continued pining away some years, and at last died in extream poverty, and was carried like a sack of corn, with only one man attending, on horseback to his grave." (Chap, cxix., 7).
"When I was minister of Shipley, in Sussex, a certain man of another parish on a Lord's Day after evening service, came to me, and desired to speak with me about some particular case of conscience (I think it was concerning the sin against the Holy Ghost) ; after some discourse upon the point, he told me that he had for many years been haunted with doubts, and great fears about his salvation, and could enjoy no comfort; hut at last unexpectedly as he was in his loom (for he was a