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THE GUARDIAN SECURITY, TRUST AND DEPOSIT CO.,

No. 7 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md.
This Company does a General Trust and Banking Business. Interest allowed on Deposits. Acts
as Executor, Administrator, Trustee,-executing Trusts of every kind,-Receiver, Guardian, etc.
Interests or Dividends Collected, Real Estate managed for residents or non-residents, etc. etc.
President,

Vice-Presidents,

Secretary and Treasurer, Edward Stabler, Jr. Daniel Miller and Jonathan K. Taylor. William M. Byrn.

C. , A.

The Provident Life and Trust Company of Philadelphia
409 Chestnut St.

Capital, $1,000,000, Fully Paid.
INSURES LIVES, GRANTS ANNUITIES, RECEIVES MONEY ON DEPOSIT, ACTS AS EXECUTOR, ADMIN-

ISTRATOR, GUARDIAN, TRUSTEE, ASSIGNEE, COMMITTEE, RECEIVER, AGENT, ETC.
All Trust Funds and Investments are kept separate and apart from the assets of the Company.
President, SAMUEL R. SHIPLEY; Vice-President,

T. WISTAR BROWN;

Vice-President and Actuary,
ASA S. WING; Manager of Insurance Department, JOSEPH ASHBROOKE; Trust Officer,
J. ROBERTS FOULKE: Assistant Trust Officer, J. BARTON TOWNSEND;

Assistant Actuary, DAVID G. ALSOP.

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PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

OF PHILADELPHIA.
This Company furnishes ALL DESIRABLE FORMS OF LIFE AND ENDOWMENT INSURANCE at
actual NET COST. It is PURELY MUTUAL; has ASSETS OF THIRTY MILLIONS, and a SUR-
PLUS of over 372 MILLIONS. ITS POLICIES ARE NON-FORFEITABLE AND INCONTESTABLE.
President,

Vice-President,

Secretary and Treasurer, HARRY F. WEST, GEORGE K. JOHNSON. HENRY C. BROWN.

J. T. JACKSON & CO., Real Estate Brokers,

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No. 711 WALNUT ST., PHILA.

CAPITAL, $1,000,000
SURPLUS, $2,000,000

Rents, Sales, Mortgages, etc., etc.

THE GIRARD

TRUST CO.

LIFE INSURANCE,

ANNUITY, AND

PETER WRIGHT & SONS

EXECUTES TRUSTS,
ALLOWS INTEREST ON DEPOSITS.

SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT,
CARES FOR REAL ESTATE.

305-307 WALNUT ST., PHILAD'A. LETTERS OF CREDIT for Travelers.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE bought and sold. The purchase and sale of Prime Investment Securities a Specialty.

Loans negotiated on Real Estate. Interest allowed on deposits.

Eastern Nebraska Investments.

OFFICERS:
EFFINGHAM B. MORRIS, President.

HENRY TATNALL, Vice-President.
WM. NEWBOLD ELY, Treas, and Sec’y.

N. B. CRENSHAW, Real Estate Officer.
EDW. SYDENHAM_PAGE, Ass't Sec'y.

A. A. JACKSON, Ass't to Pres. and Vice-Pres. CHARLES JAMES RHOADS, Ass’t Treas.

WM. E. AUMONT, Manager Trust Dept.
GEORGE TUCKER BISPHAM, Solicitor.

MANAGERS:
EFFINGHAM B. MORRIS,
WILLIAM H. JENKS,

GEO. H. MCFADDEN,
JOHN A. Brown, Jr.,
George TUCKER BISPHAM,

HENRY TATNALL,
BENJAMIN W. RICHARDS,
WILLIAM H. GAW,

ISAAC H. CLOTHIER,
John B. GARRETT,
FRANCIS I. GOWEN,

JOHN C. SIMS,
PEMBERTON S. HUTCHINSON,

Josiah M. Bacon.
BROAD AND CHESTNUT STREETS

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Merchants' Trust Company, Royal Blue Line to New York. John C. Hancock & Co.,

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N. W. Cor. 9th and Master Sts.

(P. & R. R. R.)

DEALERS IN BEST GRADES OF

LEHIGH AND COAL FREE BURNING

Telephone Connection.

CAPITAL (subscribed),

$500,000.00

IN THE WORLD. CAPITAL (paid in), .

250,000.00 SURPLUS,

50,000.00 UNDIVIDED PROFITS,

25,592.95 Interest allowed on Deposits . Titles to Real Estate Scenic

Scenic Reading Route to insured, and conveyancing done. Loans made on Mortgage and Approved Collateral. Surety entered for Ad

READING, HARRISBURG, GETTYSministrators and others. The Company also acts as Administrator, Guardian, Trustee, etc. Safe Deposit

BURG, CHAMBERSBURG, SHAMO-
Boxes to rent from $2 and upwards, per annum.

KIN, WILLIAMSPORT, AND POINTS
JOSEPH R. RHOADS, President.
JOHN F. LEWIS, Vice-President.

IN INTERIOR PENNSYLVANIA.
ROBERT MORRIS EARLY, Sec'y and Treas.
WM. B. LANE, Title and Trust Officer.
DIRECTORS.

Royal Reading Route to
Nicholas Brice,

Charles S. Hinchman, Spencer M. Janney, Edward S. Sayres,

CLEANLINESS John Lucas,

J. Bolton Winpenny

Harriet W Eck
Š. Davis Page,
Elwood Becker,

SAFETY AND
Joseph R. Rhoads,

Edwin S. Dixon,
John F. Lewis,
Hood Gilpin,

SPEED.
Thomas R. Gill,

Warren G. Griffith,
Howard L. Haines,

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Advertisements of “Wanted," "For Rent," The First Week of April Friends' Intelligencer Association,

Association, For Sale," etc, 5 cents a line, each insertion. (LIMITED.)

With this week the Spring Clothing Season can be said Seven average words make a line. No advertise.

to be fully opened. ment inserted for less than 20 cents.

Now are at their best all the goods and styles the plans SINGLE SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 PER ANNUM. To subscribers residing west of the Mississippi River

and work of the past months. We ask your consideraa discount of one-fourth from this rate, making the price

tion of our merchandise and our methods. $1.50 per annum.

MPLOYMENT OFFICE.—MALE. AND

-FE

All these goods are made by us or for us and are esTo those who get up and forward “ Clubs "

we will

male help; white and colored. All kinds of work. give one extra copy, free, for each ten subscribers. Address John Stringham, 1291 Lex. Ave., New York pecially adapted to the people for whom we cater, the Single copies, 5 cents. City.

best people in Philadelphia and New York. They are

goods that will give satisfaction to the wearer in quality, FOR RENT:--CHOICE OF TWO FURNISHED SUBSCRIPTIONS MAY BEGIN AT ANY TIMB.

cottages, in the heart of the Appalachians, thirty style, and durability. We avoid selling any goods that WHEN IT IS DESIRED TO DISCONTINUE, NOTICB MUST BE miles west of Asheville, N. C. A delightful all the year

will not give such satisfaction. GIVEN. WE DO NOT “STOPPAPERS EXCEPT UPON

round climate, especially helpful in pulmonary and ner- Do not be astonished at the low prices. They are vous disorders. J. REECE LEWIS, Waynesville, N. C.

produced simply by our large operations months ago be

fore the rise in woolens and by our reduced profits. OFFICES: 921 ARCH ST., PHILADELPHIA.

KENNETT. SQUARE, PENNA. -— BOARDERS
wanted at farm house; healthy locality; pretty

We expect in two years by these methods to double our drives; home comforts. E. S. HADLEY.

business. Profits shall come from the business increase. REMITTANCES by mail should be in CHECKS, DRAFTs, or Post-OFFICE MONEY ORDERS; the last

Suits, such as sell for $10 to $25-$7.50 to $20. preferred. Money sent us by mail will be at the risk of LADY WANTS POSITION AS HOUSEKEEPER, Overcoats, such as sell for $10 to $30-$7.50 to $25.

Suburban town preferred. Some last fall's overcoats from our New York house, at the person so sending. Her Draw checks and money orders to the order of FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER AssoBox 235, Norristown, Pa.

$5 to $12.50; were $10 to $25. CIATION, LIMITED.

PARTIES DESIRING TO VISIT WASHINGTON E. O. Thompson's Sons,

can be accommodated with rooms and board in a
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE.

Friends' family. One block from street cars passing
railroad stations, Capitol, and public buildings. Terms,

1338 CHESTNUT ST.,
A GOOD WORD EACH WEEK. XV., . .253 $1.50 a day:
Address FRIEND, 1626 Nineteenth Street, N. W.

PHILADELPHIA. POETRY: BE PATIENT,

253

Washington, D. c.
FRIENDS' VIEWS STATED BY MAURICE, • 253
A FRIENDS' JOURNEY IN WAR. TIME

WANTED. ---BY A FRIEND, POSITION AS JOSIAH G. WILLIAMS,
255

housekeeper. Experienced. Address L. Y. N., No. 13 N. Eleventh Street, near Market, THE AMERICAN REVISION OF THE BIBLE, 257 Mickleton, N. J.

PHILADELPHIA.
FRIENDS' NEW TESTAMENT LESSONS.

AS
WANTED.POSITION

MANAGING

(Formerly of 1027 Market Street.) No. 16,

housekeeper at institution, hotel, boarding-school, In the spring the housewife's thoughts turn to the renoScripture Study at Race Street,

259

or private family. Experienced. Address No. 24, this
Office.

vating of things. This is where my long experience and Temperance Lessons (for Adult Classes), 259

training enable me to be of help. I will re-upholster your A DEAF PERSON IN CHURCH,

. 260 HITE

WH PLYMOUTH ROCKS-EGGS FOR furniture, and can make it look as well, sometimes better,

hatching $1.00 for 15. JOS. P. PALMER, Geigers than when it was new. WORLDLINESS AND UNWORLDLINESS,

I make and hang curtains and Mills, Pa.

draperies of all kinds, and awnings. AN APRIL DAY,

261
Teacher Wanted.

And I charge only moderate prices.
EDITORIAL:

Brass and enameled bedsteads are coming to be greater The Children's " Hour,'

262

At Abington Friends' School, Jenkintown, Pa., a

man assistant. General high school work, including favorites every year. They are very handsome and conDEATHS, 262 boys' athletics and gymnasium work. Apply to

venient-but that's only part of the reason. They're

LOUIS B. AMBLER, Principal. NEWS OF FRIENDS :

clean--they're safe; there's no room for doubts and susA Visit to Jericho, L. I.,

263
Good Board-Residence

picions.
Notes,
263 offered in a Friends' very comfortable home, 134 hours

It's a wise housekeeper who knows what is in her own train ride from London ; 3 minutes from railway station,

mattresses. I know, because it is all put in here in the A REMINDER,

263 and near many points of historical interest. Excellent building, under my own eye; I don't sell factory-made FRIENDS AND SLAVES IN BARBADOES, 263 water and drainage Terms moderate. Apply to A. B.,

To make sure, rip open an unexpected Randall House, Wincheap, Canterbury, Kent, England UNDERGROUND RAILROAD REMINISCENCES, 264

corner, if you like, and peep in.
FRIENDS (O.) AT CHICAGO,
265

Come and see the new styles, and get prices.
LIFE INSURANCE as a protection for families or

old CONFERENCES, ASSOCIATIONS, ETC.,

266

age. For rates, estimates, and results, address WM. C. ALLEN, 401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

YOUNG FRIENDS' ASSOCIATION. EDUCATIONAL NOTES,

267 LITERARY NOTES, MONEY-SAVING methods of advertising.

The regular meeting of the Young Friends' 267 Booklets written. S. EDWARD PASCHALL,

Association will be held on Second-day evening, COMMUNICATIONS : West Chester, Pa. In Philadelphia daily.

Fourth month II, 1898, at eight o'clock, in the Emerson, Not Tennyson, 268

Lecture Room, 15th and Race streets. PERSONAL NOTES,

268 PERFECTION.

PROMPTNESS

PROGRAM.
PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED .

268
FRENCH FINISH LAUNDRY,

Review of “ Dolly Madison," by Maude METEOROLOGICAL SUMMARY FOR THIRD

2103-05 Columbia Ave.

Wilder Goodman.
MONTH, 1898,

268 REMODELED.
New MANAGEMENT.

ELEANOR FOULKE.
Excellent work. Prices moderate. Goods called for
POETRY: Truth; The Poet Laureate's

Do Not Friends need a Broader Idea of and delivered promptly. Latest ; Life's Stages; 268

Mission Work ?

JOHN S. CONRAD. YELLOWSTONE PARK, 268

JOHN C. CRAIG.

3. A Quakers' Meeting, by Charles Lamb. “ SNUBBING," 269 SWARTHMORE.

ISABEL CHAMBERS, Secretary. AN INCIDENT IN FRANCES WILLARD'S LIFE, 269 For rent or sale, Queen Anne Cottage, 12 A GREAT MONOLITH IN WISCONSIN, . 269 rooms, steam heat, and open fire grates. The location is very delightful, directly overlooking

Please mention FRIENDS' INTELMOVEMENTS IN THE RELIGIOUS FIELD, .

270 the athletic grounds of the College, and very LIGENCER, when answering Advertise. CURRENT EVENTS,

270 close to the meeting-house; one acre of ground, NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS,

ments in it. This is of value to us 271 and plenty of fruit. Apply to NOTICES,

DAVID SCANNELL, 814 Arch Street, and to the advertisers. . iii

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OPEN FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS.

Swarthmore College,

WEST CHESTER (PA.) Kathlu Cottage, 1126 CENTRAL AVENUE,

ANY Soap is Soap

, N. J. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.

But grades differ. You want the best.

K. E. LEWIS AND L. C. Conard. You will always be satisfied with good, Fits for teaching, college, professional schools, or Philadelphia address, 606 N. 23d St. business. Ideal location. High grade teachers and

never with poor soap, such as need teaching. Buildings and equipment unsurpassed . Finest The Aquarille

presents to make it go. Therefore use school gymnasium in America. $5 per week.

* Dreydoppel Soap” for all purposes. Address G. M. PHILIPS, Principal.

OCEAN END OF TENNESSEE Ave.,
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.

Dreydoppel Soap renders clothes beau-
The house has been thoroughly renovated, flt is well The best for bath, toilet, hair shampoo,

tiful, white, sweet, healthful for wear. heated and home-like. OPEN ALL THE YEAR. SWARTHMORE, PENNA.

M. E. & H. M. Humpton etc. You find the present in the quality.

USE DREYDOPPEL SOAP.
CHARLES DE GARMO, President.

The Pennhurst,

THE BEST BECAUSE IT IS!
Under care of Friends.
Michigan Avenue, Atlantic City, N. J.

“ First Prize World's Fair, 1893."
Send for Catalogue.

The house has every convenience, including

steam heat and an electric elevator running to
Friends' Central School,

After All Others Fail Consult
level of pavement. Open all the year. Send
FIFTEENTH AND RACE STS.,
for illustrated booklet.

WM. S. INGRAM,

JAMES HOOD. Under care of the Monthly Meetings of Philadelphia

The Tea and Coffee Specialist, furnishes a practical, guarded education, and fits for

31 North Second St., Philadelphia, Pa., college.

YEO & LUKENS,

who, on receipt of $2 will send Ten Pounds of real good ANNA W.SPEARMÁN,} Principals.

Roasted Coffee, whole or ground, free where a package Circulars on Application.

stamp can be used.

PHILADELPHIA.

STATIONERY BLANK BOOKS PRINTING

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Abington Friends' School,
For BOARDING AND DAY PUPILS OF BOTH Sexes,
Near Jenkintown, Penna., 10 miles from Philadelphia.

Under the care of Abington Monthly Meeting. Liberal course of study. Students prepared for college or business. The home-like surroundings make it especially attractive to boarding pupils. Students admitted whenever there are vacancies. Send for circulars to

LOUIS B. AMBLER, Principal,
Or

Jenkiniown, Pa.
CYNTHIA G. BOSLER, Sec'y, Ogontz, Pa.

Swarthmore
Grammar

Swarthmore, Pa.
School

Primary, Intermediate, High School,
and College Preparatory Classes. Send
for catalogue containing particulars,

references, and letters from parents. ARTHUR H. TOMLINSON, Principal.

736 Spring Garden St., The Quaker Ideal. By Francis Frith. Cloth, 60 CAROLINE RAU,

Philadelphia.
cents. Paper, 35 cents. 5 cents extra on each' for
postage.

Plain Millinery

MEDIUM FELTS AND STRAW BONNETS.
The QUAKERS. By F. Storrs Turner. Price, $1.75,
15 cents extra for postage.

CHARLES BURTON,
QUAKER PICTURES. Two volumes. By W. Whitten.
Price $2.00. 20 cents extra for postage.

Practical House and Sign Painter,
FRIENDS' BIOGRAPHICAL SERIES, comprising Elizabeth Residence, 1774 Woodstock este teet, } Philadelphia, Pa.

Fry, John G. Whittier, William Allen, John Bright,
Peter Bidford, and Daniel Wheeler. Paper, each 24
cents. 3 cents extra by mail.

Durable Work
HENRY C. ELLIS,

Reliable Workmen
The above books are published in London,

House and Sign Painting.

112 N. TENTH ST.

Residence, 404 N. 32d St.
England, and with other English
publications are for sale by

Richards & Shourds, Jobbing attended to
FRIENDS' BOOK ASSOCIATION. CARPENTERS, BUILDERS, AND CONTRACTORS.

1125 Spring St. (first street above Race), Philad'a., Pa. S. W. Cor. 15th and Race Sts., Philad'a.

Thompson Shourds, 2212 Wallace Street.

Charles W. Richards, 1220 Angle St., Tioga.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF LOUISA J. ROBERTS.

JOHN FABER MILLER,
With Extracts from her Journal, and

325 SWEDE STREET, NORRISTOWN, PENNA.
Selections from her Writings.

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 12mo., cloth, 286 pages, with two portraits. Price, Practicing in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. $1.00, postage paid. For Sale by

JOSEPH T. FOULKE,

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
FRIENDS' BOOK ASSOCIATION,
S. W. Corner 15th and Race Streets, Philadelphia.

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Friends' Academy,
LOCUST VALLEY, LONG ISLAND.
A Boarding and Day School for Boys and Girls, under
the care of Friends.

Thorough instruction to fit for business or to enter
college. Board and tuition $150 per school year. New
Building with modern conveniences.
For particulars, address
PRINCIPAL FRIENDS' ACADEMY

Locust Valley, Long Island, N. Y.

OFFICES : { 6.23 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

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Chappaqua Mountain Institute,
A FRIENDS' BOARDING SCHOOL FOR

BOYS AND GIRLS.
The building is modern, and the location is the hill
country thirty-two miles north of New York City.
For Circulars, address
CHAPPAQUA MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE,

Chappaqua, New York.

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YOUNG FRIENDS' ASSOCIATION ROOMS,

140 N. FIFTEENTH STREET.

re-opened

NINTH MONTH 27TH, 1897. The rooms are open daily, except First-days, from 8.30 a. m. to 9.30 p. m., and Friends are cordially invited to avail themselves of the facilities afforded, those from without the city and young Friends boarding in the city being particularly desired to do so. The rooms are designed to be A CENTRE FOR INFORMATION ON ALL FRIENDLY

President Eliot of Harvard University, says:
"The International is a wonderfully compact storehouse of accurate information."
The International is

It is the School Teacher
Scientific and Practical.

of the Republic.
Words are easily found. Pro-

The International and its abridgnunciation is easily ascertained. WEBSTER'S ments are in general use in the Meanings are easily learned. The INTERNATIONAL colleges and public and private growth of words is easily traced,

schools. Should you not give the and excellence of quality rather

DICTIONARY

students access to the same Dicthan superfluity of quantity char

tionary in the home that they use
acterizes its every department.

in the schoolroom?
Specimen pages and testimonials from eminent persons and publications sent on application.
G. & C. MERRIAM CO., Publishers, Springfield, Mass.

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A GOOD WORD EACH WEEK,

leaven of the kingdom of God; near all, because in all, XV.

and God's talent to all. A faithful and true witness Our Father surely deals with us as intelligent and just monitor in every bosom, the gift and grace of

God to life and salvation, that appears to all, though beings, upon whom he will not impose any belief which

few regard it.” (Page 9.) This, he says (page 19) was is beyond our power of serviceable comprehension, or

their fundamental principle, the corner-stone of their which is opposed to the best exercise of the reason and

fabric, and, to speak eminently and properly, their moral sense with which he has endowed us.

characteristic or main distinguishing point or prin

ciple"; this principle of “ the light of Christ within, as From the volume, “A Reasonable Faith," (by William

God's gift for man's salvation, is the root of the goodly Pollard, Francis Frith, and Wm. Edw. Turner), the chapter

trees of doctrines, that grew and branched out of it.” on “The Atonement.'

That this doctrine was the ground of Fox's teachBE PATIENT.

ing every page of his diary proves. It might be a con

viction that he was sensibly led by the Spirit which inO HEART of mine, be patient ! Some glad day,

duced him to break forth in this or that steeple-house, With all life's puzzling problems

or to attack this or that Independent, Baptist, PresbySolved for aye,

terian, or “Common-Prayer Man." But, when he did With all its storms and doubtings

speak, the words he uttered were : “ Brother, there With all its little disappointments past,

is light within thee: resist it and thou art miserable; It shall be thine to understand at last.

follow it and thou art happy.” And he again and Be patient ! Some sweet day

again expresses his assurance that these were the The anxious care,

words which produced a real moral effect upon his The fears and trials, and the

hearers; that whatever else he said was valuable only Hidden snare, The grief that comes upon thee

as it arose out of them, or tended to illustrate and enUnaware,

force them. He believes that he spoke to something Shall with the fleeting years be laid aside,

which was in those to whom he spoke, and that, being And thou shalt then be fully satisfied.

there, it answered his appeal. Be patient ! keep thy life-work

It was not from the teachers or popular books of Well in hand.

the day that Fox learnt this doctrine. The language Be trustful where thou canst not Understand ;

in which he described his early life is remarkably unThy lot, whate'er it be, is

like that which we meet with in Puritan biographies. Wisely planned ;

“At eleven years of age," he says, “I knew pureness Whate'er its mysteries, God holds the key; Thou well canst trust him, and bide patiently.

and righteousness”; while he was a child he was - Presbyterian Messenger.

taught how to walk to be kept pure; when he grew up

and was put to a man that was a shoemaker by trade, FRIENDS' VIEWS STATED BY MAURICE.

and that dealt in wool, and used grazing, and sold One of the best known of the English “ Broad Church” clergymen,

cattle, and a great deal passed through his hands, he in the present century, was Frederick Denison Maurice, (b. 1805, never wronged man or woman, for the Lord's power d. 1872). His book, “ The Kingdom of Christ," one of his most important works, was based upon a study of the system of the Friends,

was over him to preserve him . people had genand was originally, when first published in 1838, in the form of “ Letters erally to love him for his honesty and innocency.” The to a Member of the Society of Friends.” (A third edition was issued, 1883, by Macmillan & Co.) We give below his review of the funda

conflicts of mind, which he describes afterwards, had mental principles of Friends.

no relation to any of the controversies, religious or I. This principle, [of immediate divine guidance,] and political, by which England was then torn asunder. Of not the doctrine respecting perceptible influences, [as Prelacy or Covenant, King or Parliament, he knew suggested by Joseph John Gurney,] must then, one nothing. The awful question, What am I ?-what would think, have been the central one of Primitive have I to do in this strange, confused world? occupied Quakerism. Nay, a really earnest Quaker would have his soul. It is one which must be new to each man, been willing that the truth and value of his spiritual though thousands may have been vexed with it before impressions should be tried by their conformity to it or him. Those whom Fox consulted about it afforded disagreement with it. What then was this principle ? him little help; he withdrew from the society of his William Penn, in his preface to Fox's Journal, ex- fellow-creatures and studied his Bible. Even that presses it in the following words: “They were directed seemed not to tell him the secret which he wanted to to the light of Jesus Christ within them as the seed and

know: one thing, however, he learnt; there was in him that which shrank from this inquiry, and would wonderful converse than their fathers had done with fain forget it altogether, and there was that in him the Word of God-rising more above outward emwhich would have no rest till he found the answer to blems and institutions, obeying more implicitly his init. Now, was not this in itself a great discovery? Did ward suggestions. Such, or nearly such, was the form it not show him (in part at least), what kind of being in which the Old Testament history seems to have prehe was ? He had desires which drew him down to sented itself to Fox; and therefore the words at the bethings which he saw, and tasted, and handled ; he had ginning of the Gospel of St. John appeared to him to desires which aspired after something with which stand in the most natural connection with all the his senses and appetites had nothing to do. And was records to which they refer. And St. Paul's declarthere not another discovery contained in this? They ations, in the first and second of Romans, that the were actual earthly objects which attracted him toward Gentiles knew God, but glorified him not as God, and themselves; his nature inclined him to them, yet, when liked not to retain Him in their knowledge; and that he obeyed that nature, he seemed to lose what was the Gentiles, as well as the Jews, if they sought for most real in him. Must there not be a counter-attrac- glory and honor and immortality, would obtain eternal tion, a power as real as any of those things which he life; while the Jews as well as the Gentiles, if they were beheld, raising him out of them, urging him to seek contentious and obeyed not the truth but obeyed unsomething above himself, a real, substantial good ? righteousness, would have tribulation and wrath-far Must not that power be in truth greater, though the from containing a puzzle, which it required critical incontrary might seem to be the case, than all which genuity to surmount, appeared to him the simple anwere resisting it ? Could he not obey that higher in- nouncement of a truth with which all the rest of the fluence, and, by obeying it, obtain life and peace ? He Scripture was in agreement. felt that he could; that he was meant to do so. The II. But how was the condition of men affected by light was stronger than the darkness. He was privi- the appearance of our Lord in human flesh ? This leged to dwell in it.

was a question which probably did not at first present But was this light then, afforded only to George | itself to Fox; but by degrees he and the other Quakers Fox, the shoemaker? How could this be ? Did it found an answer to it. Men having foregone their not witness to him, that whenever he was setting up spiritual privileges and given themselves up to the himself he was resisting it, not following it; when he flesh, were not indeed forsaken by their heavenly was obeying his selfish inclinations, he knew that he Teacher, but they could not be treated as spiritual. By was flying from this great teacher; when he desired to outward emblems and images, the elements of the be led by it he knew that he was a man ? Surely, then, world, they were trained: to the Jews was given a this must be a light vouchsafed to him, because he was direct intimation of the nature and purpose of their a man; it must be “a light which lighteneth every discipline; the Gentiles, through a thicker film of sense, man who cometh into the world.” A terrible majority and with fewer helps to penetrate it, might yet, if they might be striving against it, but their very strivings would, discover their invisible guide. But these were against it proclaimed the truth; the kind of misery preparations for a clearer day. Christ, the Living which men experienced showed the happiness which Word, the Universal Light, appeared to men, and was intended for them.

showed in his own person what processes he was carWhen he arrived at this conviction the Bible seemed rying on in the hearts of all; subduing the flesh, keepto him a new book altogether. From first to last it ing Himself separate from the world, submitting to witnessed to him of that invisible good which men are death. This manifestation was the signal for the comto seek after, and against the visible idolatries which

mencement of a new dispensation; sensible emblems are drawing them away from it. The lives of the patri

were no longer to intercept man's view of the Lord; archs, of Moses, of the prophets, were the lives of men national distinctions were to be abolished ; men might who were following the light, the teacher of their

be treated as belonging to a higher state than that hearts, the Lords of righteousness, and were resisting which they lost in Adam; they might attain a perfecthe evil inclinations and appetites which would make tion which did not exist in Adam. them the slaves and worshipers of outward things. On The Scriptural testimonies to this doctrine seemed the other hand all the records of the sins of the Jewish to them most numerous. Stripped of the fantastical nation, or of heathen nations, were records of revolts covering in which they were sometimes enveloped, few from this mysterious guide and teacher, by men who readers will think that they received a forced or unchose darkness rather than light, the outward and ap- natural construction. The announcement by the Proparent good rather than the real and inward. As

phets of a dispensation which should have these two might be expected the darkness became continually

characteristics above all others—spirituality and unimore gross in each individual who gave himself up to

versality; the evident annulling, in the Sermon on the it, and the light brighter and clearer to each one who

Mount, of rules and maxims which had been previously steadily pursued it. And so it had been in each new

current, and the substitution of a spiritual principle period-greater blindness and sensuality, greater and

for them; our Lord's constant declaration that he more immediate illumination. Jews and Gentiles be

came to establish a kingdom, and that that kingdom coming more estranged from Him who was yet reveal

was to be within us; the announcement of the Evaning Himself to them both; holy prophets holding more gelists that his parables were the discovery of mys

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