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Unitarians and the Society of Friends.” In the full of immortality. But of all worldly blesscourse of his remarks he says that “the selec. ings, an honest reputation is to many the most tion of the object of this unity of faith' bas precious, and he who robs another of it is among not been such as to afford much encouragement the worst persecutors. The denial of our Christo the liberal spirited and kind-hearted projec- tian character by fallible and imperfect men, tors. A Hicksite union was suggested, but this gives us no uneasiness, so far as regards our reproposition was coldly received by the Society lation to the Divine Mind. This cannot be dishere, and promptly repudiated by the Hicksites solved by the breath of man, but it is astonishin America."

ing to us with what assumption our fellow proThe Editor of the B. Friend, in reply, states fessors anathematize us because of a difference " that J- R-- is incorrect in maintaining that in opinion in some of the most subtle and difany attempt has been made on our part, at all ficult subjects of theology. Both Scripture and events, to amalgamate Friends with Hicksites, reason teach that the only standard of character so long as they continue Hicksites. It was solely is the life. because there was ground for believing that not When condemnation is founded upon opina few under that name were prepared to unite ions about which he who judges as well as he with Friends by identity of doctrinal views, who is judged may err, the claims of a just and that a re-union was advocated.”

candid judgment are violated, and the peaceful We deem it appropriate here to consider the and Christian spirit of the gospel is opposed. term Hicksite, which continues to be applied to The great Teacher said that by their fruits men a body of Friends who have ever disavowed its should be known; and, “not every one that application, and who regard the pertioacity saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the with which it is used to be as unchristian, as it kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will is unjust.

of my Father which is in heaven." The religion of those, thus stigmatized, for We deny not the right of our brother to bids their calling any man Master, even though judge us by the fruits which are found appended his life might be pure and upright, as we believe to our daily movements, but when these are that of the grossly misrepresented Elias Hicks' overlooked and a more uncertain standard is to have been, in which self.denial and humility applied, we are liable to be misunderstood and were remarkably prominent. A few months injured. While we repel the uncharitable cenago the term " Hicksite" was admitted into our sures of men, we desire to keep in view the paper in an article taken from an Exchange— ) humility and sense of unworthiness which it being used by one, not a member, as a dis should be the clothing of our spirits; and in tinctive appellation. The Editorial pote, disa. maintaining the great truth that our Father in vowing the title, was omitted by the printer, heaven is alone the Supreme God, let us not which we much regretted. In the heat of party overlook the medium whence this knowledge is spirit which rent the Society in twain, there derived, nor neglect that intercourse with Him, might be some excuse for even an opprobrious without which the purest conceptions will avail epithet—but after the lapse of years, when time little in establishing His kingdom in our hearts. has been given for a "zeal without knowledge,"

In our zeal to hold fast the “ Eternal Word," to give place to one tempered with a Christian in opposition to creeds and formularies, we spirit, we marvel that there should be no more would not forget that the strongest confession respect paid to the claims of brotherhood, than which can be made is the exhibition of a meek is manifested by those who persist in assuming

and contrite spirit. the right to judge tbeir fellow men by the

"Let this mind be in you that was also in

Christ Jesus." standard which they have themselves erected, rather than by a life whose general deportment LESSONS IN ELOCUTION.- We call attention is conformed to the gospel of Christ.

to the advertisement of our friend Esther J. It is sometimes said that a Christian reputa. Trimble. We have, on several occasion, listion is a light object; and it is, in the sense tened with interest to her reading exercises, that all things are light to him whose hope is and take pleasure in recommending her as a .

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teacher of elocution well qualified to impart] MARRIED, on Fourth-day evening, First mo. 15th,

1868, under the care of the Monthly Meeting of instruction in schools or to private classes. Friends of Philadelpbia, HENRY S. KIRBY, son of

Robert and Maria Kirby, members of Upper SpringAN APPEAL FOR THE INDIANS.—The deep

field Monthly Meeting, N. J., and MARY H., daughter

of Joseph B. and Sarah B. Corrow, members of the interest felt by many in the welfare of the In first named Meeting dians, induces us to give publicity to a portion m.

- , at Fairmount Meeting, Ind., on the 25th of

Twelfth month, 1867, JONATHAN, son of Wm. Bipford, of a letter recently received by a Friend in this to Anna, daughter of Nathan D. and Mary Wilson. city from Benjamin Hallowell, Secretary of the

DIED, on the evening of 16th of First month, 1868, Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meet- in tbe 630 year of her age, Mary D., wife of Benjaing. He says, “ Bishop Whipple, of Minne-mio Borden, of Norristown, Pa.

- , at his late residence, (Jobn B. Bartram's,) sota, who delivered an interesting address in Darby, Pa., on the 7th of First month, 1868, SAMUEL relation to the Indians, at our meeting-house Bunting, in bis 85th year..

on the 8th of First month, 1868, CRABLES, in Baltimore, during the week of our late

son of Joseph S. Hance, in his 2416 year; a member Yearly Meeting, and who has been for many | of the Monthly Meeting of Friends beld at Green St.,

Philadelphia. years the devoted friend and advocate of the

- , on the 8th of First month, 1868, at Penga. Red Man, writes to me, uoder recent date: cola, Florida, Hannah T., wife of Frederick Robin“I am feeling deep anxiety about the re

son, and daughter of Townsend and the late Hannah

K. Hilliard ; a member of the Monthly Meetiog of moval of the Chippewas of Mille Lacks, Wis., Friends held at Green Street. of which I wrote to you in a former letter."

1 , on the morning of the 13th inst., FLORENCE,

infant daughter of S. Fisber and Caroline A. CorThis compulsory, unexpected and hasty re. lies; members of Philadelpia b Monthly Meeting of moval of these Iodians, to a new and distant

| Friends.

-, on the morning of First month 17th, 1868, location, just at the commencement of a severe John SAUNDERS, JR., in his 23d year, son of winter, is the infliction of a very oppressive a

and the late Macpberson Saunders; a member of the hardsbip upon them, and will render them ex- | Philadelphia.

Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Green Street, tremely destitute in the spring of all kinds of , on the evening of First month 19th, MARTHA,

wife of Samuel Thomas, in her 70th year; a member seeds with which to commence gardening of the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Green St., operations in their new home, and to raise Philadelphia. things for their families to subsist upon. He a. Govett, in his 71st year; a member of Philadel.

on the evening of First month 20th, ROBERT says, therefore, that if the Friends whom he phia Montbly Meeting of Friends. has always found ready to lend an attentive ear

1 , on the morning of First month 20th, at the

residence of her nephew Henry B. Fussell, West to the cry of suffering humanity, and the only Philadelpbia, Mary LUKENS, in her 830 year. people he has known who never failed to re

- , on the morning of the 25th uli., SAMUEL

Parry, aged 59 years; an Elder of Philadelphia spond to the demands of the wronged Red Man, Monthly Meeting of Friends. would send some boxes containing garden seeds,

- on the 26th inst., in Brooklyn, N. Y., JAMES

4. Mort, in bis 80th year; an Elder of Philadelphia of any or all kinds, pumpkin seeds, of a hardy Monthly Meeting of Friends. variety, &c. &c, it will be the means of afford

FRIENDS' PUBLICATION ASSOCIATION. ing great relief to these people. Blankets willThe undersigned acknowledges the receipt of $15 be gratefully received."

from Friends at Macedon and Fartuington, N. Y.,

through Geo. 0. Fritts. Those disposed to respond to this call may

Jos. M. TRUMAN, JR., Treasurer, send their contributions of seeds, blankets, or

717 Willow St., Philadelphia. money to purchase blankets, to B. Dorsey & An adjourned Meeting of the Cooference of Friends

for the purpose of providing a Meeting House for the Sons, No. 923 Market street, Philada.

Indulge Meeting under the care of Green Street

Monthly Meeting, will be held a: Hall, No. 1914 A continuation of a “Review" of " Among

Coates Street, on First-day, 2d proximo, at 3 o'clock,
P.M.

James GASKILL, Clerk. the Indians,” by S. M. J., came to hand too

PRAYER. late for present number. It will appear in our Strive to preserve a praying mind through next issue.

the day; not only at the usual and stated

periods, but everywhere, and at all times, and ERRATA.- In the article “Friends amongst the lin all companies. This is your preservative Freedmen," of last week, by a typograpbical error, the extract from letter of Sarah M. Ely locates the

F: against error, weakness and sin. town of Langley as “ten" miles from Lewinsville.

Always remember you are in the midst of This should read two miles.

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course.

THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS.

INTERCOURSE BETWEEN OLD AND YOUNG.

most pleased with outward objects and inter- forms and peculiarities which are repulsive to

them, and yet involve no essential principle, Pray and wat h; for if the spirit be willing, or who udreasonably restrain them in the enyet the flesh is weak.

joyment of youthful pleasures and amusements,

abuse their authority; and the penalty is apt No. 5.

to be the loss of it. Though we as a people

have doubtless improved much in this respect It is a subject of constant regret as to many within a few years past, is there not yet in of our smaller mectings, that the young, es many places too much of what is called strictpecially, so seldom attend, and take so little in-dess on the part of some Friends ? The effect terest in them. We have been accustomed for of parents and elderly persons maintaining years to lament this state of things, with babits of this kind is to produce estrangement scarcely a thought as to whether there may not on the part of children and young persods, who be some fault on the part of those who are older cannot harmonize with anything so antagonistic as well, and as if to lament it, and to make ap- to their own social and sprightly natures. In peals to those delinquents was all that we could the past, many families of children have been possibly do. May we not take a more rational wholly driven off from us by over-rigid exview of this subject, and derive some instruc- actions. tion from following out the thoughts which it It is by making concessions to the young in suggests ?

all proper cases, and equalizing ourselves with It is of course impossible that any society or them, and guarding against unnecessary restricorganization can continue to exist if there be tions, that we alone can preserve that intimate pot a succession of young persons to take the and confidential relation with, and influence place of those who are annually removed by over them, that is alike necessary for their good death. We have for the most part ceased to and ours. To grant them occasional induladd, or to attempt to add to our pumbers by gence even in things that we cannot wholly proselyting or conversion; and now to hold fast approve, tends to blunt the edge of curiosity, at least upon our children, to whom we assign and prevents the growth of a morbid longing a birthright membership, is to us a vital neces- that may end in stealth and prevarication, or sity, if we would continue to hold up our stand. open disobedience. ard, for their good, and for the sake of what Evil tendencies in young persons are best we regard as truth.

checked, not by blunt refusals, or peremptory May there not be some cause for that want commands, but by being young with them, of interest in our meetings, and in our Society, sharing their harmless pleasures, and gently which seems to prevail so generally on the part carrying them alopy, and diverting their attenof the young in many places? We are, in tion to nobler objects. some respects a peculiar people. So far as we But it is not only in the purely social relamay be peculiar by reason of the intrinsic ex. tion that we often fail in our duty to our youthcellency of our principles, our good works, and ful companions, and make ourselves responsible the integrity and purity of our lives, it is well; in part at least for their want of interest. We, but beyond this, in view of our relations with as a Society, make religion too rigid and gloomy and dependence upon the rising generation, a thing for their sprightly natures. They have peculiarities are dangerous things. There is, to attain a certain advanced stage of gravity on the part of the young, an instinctive aver- and seriousness rarely reached much short of sion to anything that may make them appear middle age before they can feel free to take odd, or that imposes undue restraiots upon their part in our business meetings, or are ever exyouthful pleasures and enjoyments. Gayety pected to do so. And this excessive gravity and hilarity are to them natural, and therefore extends to the ways and manners and senticannot be sinful. They naturally look for ments of the more strict of our elderly Friends, guidance in the first instance to their parents, rendering them upcompanionable to the young, and those who have the care of them, in whose and by which the healthful influence of each hands they are, under judicious treatment, much upon the other is greatly impaired. as clay in the hands of the potter; but they There cannot be in true and rational religion have minds of their own, and must sooner or anything incompatible with the qualities and later act for themselves, and, except in extreme wental characteristics wbich the divine hand youth, it is only gentle guidance that they rebas assigned to youth, or with the maintenance quire, rather than subjection to the will of of a medium ground upon which old and young older persons, which, besides often defeating may meet each other half way, and move toits own object, prevents the formation of habits gether hand in hand, upon familiar and equal of discrimination and self-reliance.

terms. This is obviously the true and proper Parents who attempt unduly to urge or en relation of the one to the other,

The desires force upon their children a compliance with land inclinations of the young will seldom run

to extremes, or induce them to discard paternal | tiful, picturesque villages in the valleys and on precepts and example, unless parents take the the slopes of the mountains and on the heights, opposite extreme by maintaining an antiquated with their churches, gave a perpetual buwan and uncongenial manner. It is for the elderly interest to what would otherwise bave been a class of Friends and parents to lay aside their very wild landscape. The vineyards were so strict and over-sanctified ways in and out of frequent that we could not but regret we were meeting, and make the advance toward meeting so late. We seemed to have entirely missed the the young upon familiar and equal ground, and vintage, but we see how beautiful it must bave until they do this, to withhold their censure of made this mountain scenery. I do no justice, the young for their want of interest in our by these binis, to the picture, to the panorama meetings.

which this day's ride has painted in my chamA writer over the signature of R., in the ber of imagery. The mountains really seemed Intelligencer of First month 18th, takes excepto me as beautiful as anything I saw in Switztion to the views that bave been presented in erland last July, for the snow already covers the these conmunications, and does not appear to summits. The foliage has mostly fallen, and be able to see any good, but only evil in them. the landscape is russet and golden, with occa. It may be so. The writer can only claim sin- siopally a tint of rose; what mad has done cerity of purpose, leaving others to judge of his for the landscape seems to have been always efforts, and will not engage in any controversy. just what it needed, as if there was a recogni. Though our views may be different on many tiod and consent of nature with him to make points, may we pot still labor together for the as much beauty as possible. The churches, same eod, in love and harmony, having cbarity, chapels and shrines are multitudinous, having forbearance and toleraiion one toward another. generally dark red spires, sometimes black; No one is responsible for the views that have one was green. The color always seemed ex. been or may be presented but the writer, and actly right. But it is really a mystery to me, this it is desired may be particularly understood why the snow peaks should have such a ravishas to the editors, who, by their liberality in ad. ing effect upon me. I never fail to feel a sort mitting these articles, are not to be understood of rapture whenever I see them, and they do as thereby endorsiug all the sentiments they not lose tbeir charm by repetition. When the may contain. Would not a more general ex sun shines on them I can only liken the effect pression of views in this way be greatly advan. to the most brilliant tones of the human voice tageous ? The writer had hoped ere ibis, fur- rising above the barmories of the organ. Botther to have heard from P., wbose valuable ar. zen is surrounded by mountains, and there is ticle appeared in the Intelligencer of Tenth ove spow mountain that lies behind the rest, month 19th, 1867.

T. H. S. and is seen between them. Its distance makes

it seem lower than the others. There is a most

brilliant moon shining over it at this instant, No. 15.

and nothing can be lovelier than the whole BOTZEN IN THE TYROL, Nov. 9th, 1867, scene. To-morrow we go into Italy—and the I left Germany yesterday for the Tyrol, and soft air, which is still espirited, if I may so say, had a lovely ride to Innspruck; the country cop with the cold of the mountains, seems to be a stantly growiug more beautiful as we came more salutation from the beautiful land. But of that into the mountains, but it was too dark to sce by and by. And now having relieved myself the beauty of Innspruck, and this morning when by saying even this little of the beautiful Tyrol, we left, the mist enveloped the mountains which with its churches telling of peace and love, and surround it. If we had been at a pleasant hotel its castles which (some of them in ruin: ) tell of we might have stayed a day in order to see it, war and violence as well-I feel free to look but it was not a good one, though of great pre back to our week in Munich, which astonished tentions, (“The Austrian,") and besides it did me with its luxury of art. That old king Lud. not bid fair to be a pleasant day. In the middle wig the First, who is still alive. (at eighty-three of the forenoon, however, it cleared, and cer. years of age,) was the builder of the Walhalla, tainly there never was a more splendid day's near Ratisbon, and also of a temple of Glory in ride than from Innspruck to Botzen, where we the environs of Munich. This temple is an open arrived between 3 and 4 o'clock. There were gallery, forming three sides of an oblong, and is mountains on either side for the whole distance, built of marble with forty-eight Doric pillars, closing in front of us, and the highest peaks to which one ascends by marble steps. There were snowy; the Inn or one of its tributaries are in it two rows of marble busts of seventywas perpetually in sight. Much of the road was six distinguished Bavarians. In front, on the parallel to the old Diligence road first made by fourth side of the oblong, is a colossal female the Romans. The people looked bardy and figure holding a crown of laurel above her head laborious, and we saw but one woman at work; at arm's length. The head of this colossus is but she was cutting stone with the men. Beau-1 large enough to hold six persons, and is reached

EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENCE.

by a winding staircase of sixty six steps within as fourteen balls. The building itse!f, of marble the body; persons can look through the eyes and throughout, is a splendid work of art. An mouth over the wide plain which is in froot, arcade on one side is frescoed with the coats of and see the city of Munich beyond, which I arms of every city in Europe which has afforded suppose may in course of time cover this plain great artists, and above in the Loggie is painted also. This colossus, which is pamed Bavaria, in fresco a sort of history of art-its progress has a beautiful, happy countenance, with lips - with characteristic scenes and portraits of slightly parted. It was cast in bronze in Mu. the great artists of each city over its coat of nich, and is a masterpiece of Schwanthaler. arms, as, for instance, over Rome the death of We walked out to see it one afternoon, but did Raphael and the picture of the Transfiguration not ascend it; there are sixty six steps in the on the wall beside his bed. The arched ceiling pedestal as well as the sixty-six-inside the of this arcade is painted with exquisite medal. figure. I visited afterwards what is called | lions, and not a square inch in which it was Schwanthaler's Museum, a place where are possible to put anything beautiful but was used casts of his works, and among them one of the for the purpose. The new Pinacothek is dehead of Bavaria. I said to an old artist who voted to modern paintings and living artists. shows the Museum to strangers that “Bavaria There are about twenty-five halls in this marble looks happy; is she so ?He said, “We are | palace, all lighted, (as the other buildings satisfied." It is very pleasant to visit this Mu are,) from the top. Around the outside of this seum after seeing so many of Schwanthaler's immense building, (from half way up, to the works as I have done, and examine them close-eaves of the rouf,) are immense pictures in ly, though of course they are only in plaster. fresco. On one side are portraits of all the His portrait busts and statues are very interest-distinguished modern artists, at full length, iog, as well as his ideal works, and there are a and larger than life. I should think there were great number of them; among the rest a like-thirty. At the two ends are beautiful allegorio ness of himself. The Goëthe of Frankfort-on pictures representing the genii of Poetry; of the-Maine is his work; also, a beautiful Mozart, Painting in fresco; of Painting on glass; of aod a Jean Paul, all of gigantic size, for public Painting on vases; of Sculpture; of Architecplaces. I advise everybody who visits Munich. ture; of Casting in bronze; all conceived in to go to this Museum. It is in the new city, in their relations to each other in the most beautiSchwantbalor street, through which one can ful taste. The rest of the pictures are more pass to see the Bavaria. Munich is especially elaborate groups, and some of them are humor. rich in sculpture. In the Glyptotheld there is a jous. There is King Louis at Rome, surrounded large collection of genuine Greek statuary, (a by artists, (all the beads portraits,) each prewhole room full of it, brought from Ægina) senting his claims; some are holdiog in their and an Alexander, which Winckelmann pro- hands their best works in miniature ; some are nounced a genuine likeness, done io Alexander's receiving commissions from him; others are own time. It is a pude figure, and certainly turning away disappointed. In another picture the perfection of manly beauty as to form, and artists on bended knee present to Louis an as stern, unsympathising and cold as he ought album. The paioting of all this is superb, and to look, but not consciously cruel or fierce. It in ope room of the Pinacothek are the original corresponds well with the masterly delineation sketches of these pictures quite beautifully in words of Alexander's character and career, finished up io miniature, so that the whole can by Grote, in the last volume of his History of be easily examined. I think these works of the Greece. There is much Roman statuary in the modern artists in the new Pinacothek very fine, Glyptothek, as well as modern. I should think and that an excellent taste presides over the there were a dozen halls; all the Roman Em- choice. If it is that of King Louis himself, it perors are there, and many of their female rela. shows him to be a true connoisseur. He allows tives; many celebrities besides; also, fine bas- nothiug that has not merit to come into bis reliefs, Greek and Roman. The building itself collections. I saw artists copying both in the is beautiful and beautifully ornamented, both old and in the new Pinacothek. I do not med. within and without. On a parallel street are tion any particular pictures, because to do so the old and the new Pinacothek. The old is would do injustice to the rest, and then I did devoted to paintings begioning with Byzantine not stay long enough to do justice to them in art, and having a large collection of the Cologne any way. masters, and continuing from them up to the Besides these great marble buildings devoted present time. There is a small hall nearly full | to art, are many large and elegant buildings of Rembrandt's paintings. All the masters are devoted to schools of science, and to the city's well represented. In many of the rooms are schools for boys and girls. I saw in the streets seats where one can sit and epjoy the pictures young people of both sexes with their books in comfort. But instead of two days one wanted under their arms. The best schools io Germany two months to see this fine gallery of as many l for the study of engineering and arcbitecture

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