the decay, until awakened to it by a painful circumstance,
in June, 1813. Feeling it a duty to go to London from
Fulham, where he then resided ; he could not be prevailed
upon by the remonstrances of his friends, which he did not
understand, to decline the journey ; but started next morn¬
ing by the public coach, before the family was up. When
they arose, a servant was immediately despatched after
him, but he could not be found. His heavenly .Father, how¬
ever, had not forgotten his " little one." The generous
coachman, who carried him to town, perceiving his altered
state, felt much anxiety about him, and as soon as he had
settled the business of the coach, hastened in search of him.
He found him at the door of his chambers in the temple,
wandering about in a state of incertitude, being unable to
guid<; himself to that part of the city, which he wished to
reach. He was easily prevailed upon to return to Fulham,
as it was getting late, and was soon again in the tender cir¬
cle of domestic love. His intellect partook of the decay of
his body. But love was unwithering, like his soul.
He now saw death at his door, and was almost disap¬
pointed. He seems to have fancied that the millenial glo¬
ry was close at hand, and that he should witness it in the
body. It was but the change, however, of a delightful
dream, into an all glorious reality. His rest was at hand.
On the day preceding his death, he breakfasted, as usual,
with the family. His weakness was great during the day,
and repeatedly obliged him to lie down. He often seemed
to labor for breath. Night and partial repose came on.
On the morning of 6th July, 1813, the color of his counte¬
nance was changed, but its sweet expression remained.
About four o'clock in the afternoon, he felfinto a tranquil
slumber, and soon afterwards, without a struggle or a sigh,
while those who loved him watched him, and before they
were sensible of his departure, he was asleep in the arms of
Jesus. All that could die, of Granville Sharp, was dead.
But Granville Sharp, the immortal man ; the blood-bought
sinner; the little child of God ; the unbending and unwa¬
vering advocate of all righteousness; the servant of truth ;