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    Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V. His removal from the Isle of Wight—Temporary connexion with the Lock Hospital, in London: and final settlement at Turccy. A Change of destination in the life of a minister, is at all times a subject for grave deliberation. He can take no step, in the consequences of which, others are not deeply involved as well as himself. In no instance does he stand alone : his principles, habits, and conduct, wheresoever he goes, exercise their powerful effects on all around him : and he is the star, by whose genial or unfriendly influence, their present, as well as future destiny, is in a great measure to be determined It is this truth which constitutes the moral responsibility of accepting a new appointment. If the glory of God, and conversion of immortal souls, is the grand object of which, as a minister, he is never to lose sight: nothing less than a deliberate and well- founded conviction that this is the governing principle of his conduct, to which every other is subordinate, ought to determine his removal, more especially from a scene where his labours have been owned and blessed. So long, however, as we are assured that " the Lord ordereth a good man's goings," and " appoinleth the bounds of his habitation :" the indications of his will, and the openings of his providence, rightly interpreted, will ever form the best guide and ground for his determination. It was under the fullest conviction that he was pursuing the path of duty, that Mr Richmond was induced to listen to an offer of assisting the R ev. Mr. Fry, in his laborious services as Chaplain to the Lock Hospital in London : and we shall see, by the result, in what manner his acceptanceof this appointment, short as was its duration, providentially led the way to all the subsequent events of his life. He proceed...  
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