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this we have most painful instances now around sing resolutions, and quicken our souls to run us; and even some, who have deservedly stood with patience the race set before us, and to high in our Society, as teachers and examples hold out to the end in well doing. to the flock, but who have even come to ques
J. B. tion, or have lost, all their former impressions
(To be continued.) and tendering convictions,—these are, it seems all gone, and almost forgotten, as the early dew When we are fully delivered from the influthat passeth away,--and they have turned, as ence of selfish considerations, and have become the dog or the sow, to that which they once conformed to the desires and purposes of the loathed and rejected. And truly it is a strik-lipfinite mind, we shall drink the cup, and drink ing and unanswerable fact, that there has not it cheerfully, whatever it may be. We sball been one individual, who has risen to any emi-be submissive and happy in all trials; pot be. nence for religious dedication in our Society, cause we are seeking happiness as a distinct but has had to tread the parrow and strait object, but because the glorious will of Him, path; and has had to attribute his progress to whom our souls love supremely, is accomplished giving up, in the ability received, to obey the in us.— Upham. secret monitions of the Spirit of Christ, even in little things : nor has there I believe, been one
“THE PUIR MAN'S BED.” who has swerved from this course, that has ul
“ Hide me in thy pavilion." timately turned out better than the salt that! In days gone by it was the custom of all in has lost its savour. “The fashion of this the Scottish Highlaods, who were themselves world," my dear — does indeed pass away; above want, to keep in some loft or shed, aland as thou sayest, custom is capricous and ways ready for use, what they called “The changeable ; but truth is the same that ever it puir (poor) man's bed." It would have been a was- unchangeable, and never faileth ; and it public disgrace for one whom God has blessed will always stand by and bear out those, who with a home to turn any fellow creature away; are of it, and who keep to it. "Wisdom,” wel to shelter and feed the needy was looked on as read, "is justified of her children," and of few simply acknowledging and manifesting gratitude or pone else; and the natural man cappot up for God's favor. Many most touching and derstand and receive the things that relate to the beautiful instances of the reward of this ho-piSpirit and kingdom of God, they are mere fooi. Itality are left for our encouragement. “ Wad ishness uuto him, while in that state; for they se ba' visits fra' angels, spread sheets on the are ever hid from the wise and prudent of this puir man's bed," was verified a thousand world, and revealed unto babes. Therefore, times in the dark days of persecution, when may I not fitly wiod up, by subjoining to that the blood of the holy was scented by the royal scripture with which I commenced, the lad- soldiery from rock to glen, and from castle to guage which follows it," Be not conformed to cot. One of those who had made himself obthis world, but be se transformed by the re- noxious by his refusal to submit to the king's newing of your minds, that ye may prove what edict, and who had signed the solemn league is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of and covenant, considered himself safe because God.”
he was neither a preacher nor a prominent I would earnestly urge thee to press through leader among his brethren. So he went on any indisposition or inertness of mind, and to quietly plowing and sowing his fields, and, in sit down at thy vacant moments to read Peon's the meantime, feeding and clothing the outcasts, No Cross, No Crown ;-redeeming thy time and going secretly to their meetings in those from idle gossip, avoiding occasions of exposure caves and gleos made immortal by their un. to unsuitable conversation, and either retire flinching fidelity to Christ. One day he was add go aside, or boldly and simply take up such startled by hearing that a band of the king's a book, and go through it perseveringly; enter. men were in search of him, and in a few mining into the spirit of the writer, and bending utes would be at the farm! His wife, white thy mind to the subject. The latter part of with the fear that the very name of Claverhouse Jaffray, which contains the history of Frierds inspired, besought him to flee for his life. She in Scotland, is another book which would really suggested the barn, the graveyard, and the adinterest thee. But after all the helps to be de. jacent grove as places for hiding; but the old rived from books or instruments, I trust, my man said, " Na, I'll go pawhere fra my ain dear - thou reedest not to be reminded of hame; gin my hour hus na' come, they canna the inexhaustible unfailing source of all kill me; but gio it has, I'd rather go to heaven strength and goodness ; who alone, if applied frae this bonpie spot than any ither! Our God, to, and the mind truly turned to Him in secret Janet, is a covenant-keeping God, and I'll exercise and breathing desires, is able to solve prove him now ! Sin iver we've had a hame, all our difficulties, to relieve us of our doubts, we've spread a pillow for the wanderer, as to deliver us from temptation, to aid our droop. I weel as welcoming every ane at our ingle side. • Blessed is he that considereth the poor ; the, is present to them in the fulness and perfecLord will remember him in time of trouble.' tion of His pature,-just as much as if they I ha' considered the poor, and this is the day o' were the only beings in the universe.— Upham. trouble, sa there can be na doubt o' deliverance! I'll Da ruo a foot, but just lay my head on the HENRY WARD BEECHER ON LOVE. puir man's pillow, whence sa monie prayers ha' On earth there is nothing more beautiful risen for me and mine ; and see if the angel o'than the first breaking of the ground of young, the Lord do no' encamp around me!”
strong, new, pure love. No flower that ever Scarcely had he stretched himself out in his blossomed, however fair; no fragrance that humble hiding place, when, with jeer and curse, any flower ever emitted, however sweet; no the blood thirsty soldiers galloped op to the bravery of the sky; no witchery of art; door and demanded of the terrified Janet, her nothing that man ever invented or imagined, husband.
is to be compared with the hours of dawoing “He's na by me,” she replied, “and ye can love in the young soul. And it is a shame Da expect me to do the work yer master pays ye that men should be taught to be ashamed of for doing; go yer way and seck him if ye will; that which is the prophecy of their highest but ye'll not find him. He's hidden by ane as being and glory. Alas, that it should ever has more power in the Highlands than has yer perish in the using! Alas, that men should master, the king!”
not know that to endure, it must rise higher They tbought some nobleman in the region and higher, since it is only by growing into its bad given him shelter, and were about going full and later disclosures that it may be saved away, when one of their number insisted on from quick mortality. It must grow or die; searching the premises, lest they might be ac- for that which suffices for a beginning is not cused of going on a fool's erraod.
enough for all, and for all time. Every room has been invaded, and barn and Love, therefore, should be a scboolmaster, cow house explored, wben, coming back through carrying its pupils up from room to room, a shed to threaten the poor wife, one of them through the whole university of the mind. saw a ladder leading to the “puir man's loft." As the lower begins first, it ends first. The Mounting it he stood in the room with low, higher, beginning latest, lasts the longest. dark rafters, wbose only furniture was a chair! And, hence, true affection is strongest in the and a bed, in which last a man was lying. later periods of being. Perhaps it is less Never once thinking that the farmer himself witching, perhaps it is less attractive in could be there, he returned to his companions novelty, perhaps it is less stimulating, than saying, “ There's nane there but a vagrant young love; but the popular impression that asleep ; seek bim at the castle where the gude we love strongest, when we love earliest, is not wife said he'd gone for shelter."
found in truth or analogy. No one knows the Ah! the strong pavilion in which God had whole lore of love, that does not know how to caused him to hide was beyond their ken ! luve with the reason, the imagination and all They went their way-those men of blood and the moral sentiments. It is the most interior then he came forth to praise God for his great school that the soul can know. Men may deliverance. The shelter he had prepared for I know how to deal with numbers and solve others had changed from a poor room in a loft problems; but that is the rarest, the innerto a high tower into which he had run and was most, the deepest kpowledge that comes with safe. He bad considered the poor, and the loving by all the parts and faculties of the Lord remembered bim in trouble. He lived soul. through all the dark days of persecution, till! They only can love greatly or fruitfully who he saw peace upon Israel and heard religious are good, since the line, the direction, is from liberty proclaimed on all those fair Scottish the filesh toward the spirit. It is from the low bills,
toward the high. It is from the substantial If we desire angels for guests, we must pre- toward the invisible. And none can truly love pare for them, and look for tbem. If we would except those whose life is tbe unfolding of their bave a bigb tower for a refuge in the time of whole nature on the plan of Christianity. danger, we must build one for those now in 'How pitiful it is to see men build too low! terror, and then when our own dark day comes I cannot bear to see the young gathering toit will be ready, and we can find shelter there.gether and building their nests as the birds do. - Era.
On my lawn I see the larks and other birds
building in the grass, and know that before the Those whose souls are so far renewed that they young are fledged the remorseless mower, with can be said to have entered into the Divine revolving strokes, will sweep the ground, and Upion, fiud that, in every season, they have the nesis will be utierly destroyed, and the evidence of God's pearness and intimacy. And young cut and wasted. And do I not see men it adds to their happiness to know that He building their nests just so? Do I not see love beginning to nestle in the flowers ? But the draw forth the occasional expression of those flowers themselves are rooted in the dirt down trials
trials and doubts, and those hopes and aspiralow, close to the foot that easily shall crush them.
tions which arise in the sensitive young minds, I mourn when I see a mother loving her providentially placed under their guidance. children for time, and for time only. I mourn Thus they may often be learners, rather than when I see two natures that should be eternally teachers. The intuitions of childhood are affianced loving each other within the borizons
singularly pure and beautiful, and wonderfully of time. There must be something higber than the circlings of this world. No love is fit to be adapted to revive and strengthen the faith of called by the name of love that has not in it those whose moral sense may be blunted by something of the other world, and much of im-carelessness or disobedience. Instances were mortality. It must rise above an instinct or related of little children who have felt in silent passion. It must have in it faith and hope, It
meetings that Divine influence which is promust be a love that is served by the reason, by the imagination, by all that there is in the
mised to the few that are gathered in the name soul.
of the Master. The view was expressed that
parents may sometimes mar, rather than proFRIENDS INTELLIGENCER.
mote the growth of a healthful religious senti. PAILADELPHIA, FOURTH MONTH 27, 1867. ment in their childreu, by too many precepts
and restrictions. The young should not be NOTICE.-As it is desirable that the Repre. I discouraged in innocent amusements approprisentatives and other Friends attending our ap- I ate to their time of life; they should be allowed proaching Yearly Meeting should be comfort
to enjoy the period of childhood, and be tramably provided for during their stay in our city,
melled by no other restraints than those which those Philadelphia Friends who have room, and
the law of moderation and right enjoins. Much are willing to accommodate strangers, are re
of that discipline which aims at “ breaking the quested to leave word at the office of Friends'
will” of children, is calculated to give them Intelligencer, 144 North Seventh St., or with
false ideas of parental authority and of the Samuel Pine, No. 152 North Fifteenth St.
Divine government. Obedience is best secured TRAINING OF YOUNG CHILDREN.-At the by the power of sympathy and love,-a force twelfth meeting for reading and conversations far stronger than that of the rod, or of any (the final one of the season), held at Race St. other kind of punishment. Meeting-house, Philadelphia, on Fourth day In view of what is called the “discipline of evening, 10th inst.,
schools," which in many instances is most un. A communication from Friends of Pough- equal in its operation and barbarous in its mode keepsie, N. Y', who have met for mutual im- of enforcement, the thought was expressed that provement, acknowledging the advantages de- it is wonderful so many really good characters rived from their association during the past are found in society. The experience related year, was read.
by some of those present, of being repeatedly According to previous arrangement, the whipped when young for the most trifling and claims of children to that moral and religious innocent manifestations of youthful feeling, or training which is calculated to promote their perhaps for offences they did not commit, spiritual growth and usefulness, were con- showed how roughly the tender plant is liable sidered.
to be bruised in its early efforts at development, It was thought that children were apt to be and how easily we may account for much that misunderstood by those who are older and more is generally attributed to pative depravity. The experienced. They often have desires after custom of cultivating the selfish feeling of rivalcommunion with the wise and good, but are ry among children in school, as a notice for natura’ly timid, and unwilling to expose their diligence in study, is believed to be more per. secret thoughts to others. Parents should nicious in its moral, than advantageous in its never allow the confidence wbich their children educational effects; by it we encourage in the naturally repose in them to be lost by harsh or forming character of the young what in mature discouraging words; they should insite and life it is one of the great objects of moral and
religious efforts to subdue and control. Now to their moral development; and it was queried
For Friends' Intelligencer.
CAUTION. love the smartest and most apt of their children
I notice in the last par a caution from Samuel better than those who are less ready in acqui- Willets and Thomas Foulke, touching an impostor ring knowledge. A wisely ordained instinct who has been collecting money in this vicinity, pro
fessedly for a Freedmen's School in Maryland. leads the loving mother to seek to counterbal. When he called at my door for aid, notwithstandance the natural disabilities of her offspring by ing he had surreptitiously possessed himself of sig,
natures with which I was familiar, and which I greater tenderness and care. She will instinct- knew were genuine, my misgivings of his integrity ively hide the defects which arise from natural induced a correspondence which in a few days de
termined his real cbaracter. Weakness, and repress the assumed superiority Three similar cases have come to my knowledge; of those who manifest precocity.
and my object in writing this note is to desire all
the friends of the freedmen to avail themselves of It is desirable that extremes on either band one of the many reliable channels which iusure & should be avoided. Some Friends expressed and on no account whatever tu trust thein to the
safe transmission of their gifts in aid of this people; their views as to the pature of paternal govern- itinerants who are passing through the country, ment, and the obligations which rest upon those and collecting money under false pretences, and yet,
withal, bearing as their recommendation the genuine who occupy that responsible position. It is signatures of some of our best and most esteemed very important to study the disposition and citizens. I refused my aid to the above impostor, character of each of our children, and to seek land (Third month 20th) I procured a cautionary
and immediately on my getting an answer from Maryfor a qualification to administer to their intel- | advertisement in the Anti-Slavery Standard.
Yonkers, 4th mo. 16.
N. BARNEY. lectual and moral wants. The necessity of systematic religious iostruction in the domestic
MARRIED, on Fifih-day, the 21st of Second monih, circle, io First day schools and Bible classes, 1867, at the residence of the bride's father, accord
ing to the order and under the care of Concord an accurate knowledge of the letter of Scrip- Monthly Meeting, Malin Horrox and Caquarine T. ture, aud an acquaintance with the writings of Wills.
on the 21st of Second month, 1867, accordFriends and others wbo bave been eminent for ing to the order of the Society of Friends, at the piety and virtue, are all important aids to re- house of the bride's father, Chas. W. CHAMBERS, of ligious growth.
West Whiteland, to Mary P. SMEDLEY, of West
Bradford, Chester Co., Pa.
Died, on the 30th of Eighth montb, 1866, at her
residence at Concord, Belmont Co., Ohio, RACHEL are favored, by a firm and consistent course of Berry, widow of Thomas Berry, (deceased,) in the training, to nip the buds of frivolity and vanity 820 year of her age; a member of Concord Monthly when they appear in youthful minis, they may Meeting, and a diligent alte der of meetings.
on the 9th of Eighth month, 1866, MARY ANN, be instrumental in laying the foundation for wife of Allen Lukens, in the 424 year of her uge; a that Divine government which is essential to member of Fall Creek Monthly Meeting, Indiana.
on the 2d of Third month, 1867, after a short the fall development of manhood. Iu consider- illness, Chas. W. Swain, of Pendleton, Iod., formerly ing these important subjects it is obvious that of Newtown, Bucks Co., in the 59th year of his age.
In the departure of this excellent man and true example must go before precept,--that we can. Christian, the Society of friends, the community in not expect our children to grow up with the which he lived, and bis exteasive family circle, have
lost a devoted and valued member; one who was beavenly virtues developed in their characters,
* diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the unless we go in and out before them in the fear Lord.” To the truth of these expressions as applied of the Lord.
to him, the hearts of all who knew him will at once
respond. A firm believer in the principles of this Attention was called to the much neglected Society, and a faithful laborer in its cause, he filled children who throng our streets, and who have and adorned the station of Elder in the body for a
number of years. A kind neighbor, a useful citinever been surrounded by influences favorable zen, a genial and interesting companion, a most
faithful and affectionate husband, father and brother, Telegrapbing,
by Henry Bep'ley. amiable and exemplary in all the relations of life, The Law,
John J. White. bis sudden departure is a loss deeply felt and sin. | Foreign Cities and Scenery, cerely monroed.
Illustrated by the StereDied, at her late residence, in Rochester, N. Y., on opticon,
14 Dr. J. G. Hunt. the 16th of Third month, 1867, Fanny FROST, in the Ferns,
" Dr. J. G. Hunt. 82d year of her age; a member of Rochester | Astronomy,
" Caleb S. Hallowell. Monthly Meeting.
" Thos. H. Speakman. -, at Danby, Vt., on the 31st of Third month, Gulvanism and Magnetism as 1867, BENAJAH Colvin, in bis 78th year; a worthyl applicable to the Telegraph,“ Henry Bentley. and respected member of Danby Monthly Meeting. How to read understandingly," Dr. Jos. Thomas.
He was a steady attender of our little meeting, The Study of Language as a and is very much missed there, as well as in the Mental Discipline,
" Edward H. Magill. neighborhood and home circle in which he moved. The Study of Languages, " Edward Parrish, Surely be was a peacemaker: and Jesus has pro- The Duality of Man
" Dr. S. Pancoast. nounced such blessed. The day before the close of Sketches in Literature and bis valuable life, he took his axe and went into the | Criticism,
56 Nath'l E. Janney. woods, and in felling a tree received an injury op | Digestion,
16 Aon Preston, J.D. tbe bead, from which he died the next day.
Mines and Mining
" Josepb Wharton. - on the 17th of Fourth month, 1867, CHARLES The Black Man,
" Jonathan K. Tavlor. GRANVILLE, son of Josbua and Tabitha A. Clendenoo, Literature and Poetry, H. Ryland Warriner. meinbers of Green St. Monthly Meeting, in bis 12th Female Education,
" Wm. H. Farquhar. year. After five years of belplessness, during three Man,-dynamically considof which he was deprived of sight, the spirit of this ered,
1 Dr. S Pancoast. dear child has been released from earth, to mingle The Mission of Youth, " Jobn E. Newport. with the angels who do always behold the face of Fals and Oils,
" Edward Parrisb. my Father in Heaven."
We feel assured from the evidences before -, on the 17tb of Fourth month, 1867, ISABEL MARY, only child of Gulielma M. and the late Geo. us that during the past season the Lyceum has Dillwyn Jones, in the 13th year of her age.
pro-pered to an extent hitherto unequalled. on the 18th of Fourth month, 18G7, at Ger While there has been a decrease in the nummantowo, Emma L., daughter of Pierson S. and ber of exercises in some departments, there has Emma L. Peterson, aged 2 years and 13 days.
been a marked increase in others, and the geneFriends' Association for the Aid and Elevation of ral tone of the Lyceum is perhaps higher than the Freedmen will meet on Fourthday evening, at the close of any previous term. Fifth month let, at 8 o'clock, at Race St. Monthly The exercises have been more generally disMeeting Room. All who feel interested are invited. tributed than heretofore, which has given aq
J. M. Ellis, Lales
I Clerks. increased interest and participation on the part ANNE COOPER,
of members. The Executive Committee of Friends' Publication The nuaiber of persons in attendance duriog Association will meet at Race St Monthly Meeting the past season has been greater than our room Room on Sixth-day afternoon, Fifth month 3d, ai 3 o'clock. .
could conveniently accommodate. Lydia H. Hall, Clerk. | The recess for social intercourse, near the
middle of each meeting, has been a prominent Extracts from the Fourth Annual Report of and valuable feature, extending the acquaint
the Secretary of Friends' Scial Lyceum, apce of our members, and broadening and deepPhiladelphia, for Winter Term of 1866–67. eping the influence of those professing the
The first meeting of Friends' Social Lyceum same social and religious views; and we feel for the Winter Term of 1866–7 was held in the that this social element is one destined to work Library room, Race St., Philadelphia, on the great good in our Society. 2d of Tenth month, 1865.
From the growing interest felt in our meet. Since that time there have been twenty-eightings, by all classes of Friends, we are encour. meetings held (being one each week) to the aged to hope that at no very distant period we present time.
will be able to erect a hall suitable for the use The following table gives a statement of the of the Lyceum, and wbich may also be used for exercises of the Lyceum during the season just scientific and other lectures for the promotion closed :
and diffusion of knowledge. Number of questions referred......................... 54
On behalf of the Lyceum, (41 less than last season)
NATHANIEL E. JANNEY, Sec. Number of prose essays contributed .............. " poetical «
Meekness is the silent submission of the soul (An increase of 17 over last season.)
to the word of God. The word is then an "enDebate.............................. ....... Exhibitions of the Stereopticon................ .......
61grafted word,” wben it is received with meek
5 & rarbeu, Lectures...................... ............................... 20 ness. It is a grace that cleaves the stock and (5 less than last season.)
bolds it open, that the word, as a shoot, may be The Lectures were upon the following sub. grafted in ; it breaks up the fallow ground, and jects,-viz. :
makes it fit to receive the seed; oaptivates the