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Forever. But when time, restoring time,

Has soothed thy fierce intensity of woe,

Come forth, and earth, and air, and sky, with all

Their seals of holiness, shall bear to thee

Sweet tokens from that All-sustaining soul

Which breathes throughout the boundless universe;

That Source of Love in which all spirits blend,

Which binds with vast eternity the things

Of Time, and evermore connects by all

The holiest links of mind, the toilers here

With those whose finished works still follow them.

Come, too, and gaze, Oh ! battler for the right,

Whose drooping heart, like His, the mantled seer,

Who by the mountain cave of Horeb stood

And mourned his faithless tribe, hath sadly turned

From all the darkness and the selfishness

Which wrap and chain an erring world in gloom,

And as calm feelings circling round thee come,

Oh'. let thy spirit soar above the mists

And clouds of earth, unto the Source of Light

Ineffable, where doubts and fears fade out

From view, and it can lean secure on that

Eternal Faith, whose all prophetic word

Hath told that though the everlasting hills

Should bow, and skies grow black with fearful signs,

And heaven and earth wi'h dread convulsions heave,

The truth shall stand triumphant still; and not

One sacrifice upon its altar laid—

One pure unselfish deed, nor lofty thought

Which burns for human weal; nor kindly word

That falls refreshing on the sorrowing heart—

Nor meek endurance of deserveless wrong,

Skall ever pass in nothingness away*

A. P.

INTERESTING PRESENTATION TO THE PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

A a occurrence and ceremony of unusual interest, took place on Monday evening, at the Hall of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. The Belt of Wampum, given to William Penn, by the Schemes of the Lenni Lenapos, at the time of the great treaty at Shackaniaxon ( Kensington,) in 1682, was presented to the Society. The presenter was Mr. Granville John Penn, the great grandson of the Founder of the State, now on a visit to the city. The belt is about three feet long and six inches wide. It is composed of beads made of small pieces of muscle shell ground into shape and pierced and then strung upon thongs of deer skin. The strings are then fastened together until they are of sufficient width to form a belt. This great treaty belt was of unusual breadth, in token of the importance of the compact it was intended to seal. The beads are generally white, and among them black beads are wrought into devices emblematic of the treaty. In the centre of the belt two figures are rudely formed with beads. One of these figures wears a hat, and it was, without doubt intended to represent Onas, as the Indians called William Penn. The other figure is obviously intended to represent an aborgine. The figures are in the act of shaking hands. There are also three bands, formed of black beads, which cross the belt diagonally. The curious old relio is carefully preserved in a glass case, and it is in excellent condition.

Mr. Granville Penn, in making the formal presentation of the belt, spoke at considerable length. He referred to the fact that five years ago he first visited Philadelphia. This visit was very interesting to him, and the kindness with which ho had been received had made a lively impression upon him. Since then he had passed most of his time in Europe, and he felt the utmost gratification on again returning to Pennsylvania, to witness so many evidences of the progress and prosperity of the State. Mr. Penn then referred to the Wampum belt before him, which he said had been cnrefully preserved in his family for four generations, and which was now about to be finally deposited where both his father and himself had long since felt that it should be placed—in the collection of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. The speaker admitted that there was no positive record that the belt was the identical Wampum whieh was given to his great grandfather at the treaty of Shackamaxon; but the device upon the belt, and its great size, sufficiently indicated the importance of the event it was intended to commemorate. There were other circumstances connected with its history which satisfied him that the belt was the great Treaty Wampum.

Mr. Penn then read copious extract from the works of the historians of the North American Indians, to illustrate the uses to which Wampum was applied, and the importance attached to it. The shells out of which the beads were made varied in value according to their color. The white were given in token of amity, and the black were the symbols of enmity and war. These belts had devices and hieroglyphics worked upon them which had great significance, and which were perfectly well understood by the savages. Upon ordinary occasions, a simple string of wampum was given and received as evidence of a contract between parties; but as the occasion become more important, the strings were tacked together until they formed a wide belt to commemorate such events as that which gave historical interest to the Treaty formed at Kensington. Mr. Penn spoke at considerable length upon this interesting theme, and concluded his remarks by formally presenting the belt to the Society. Henry l). Gilpin, Esq., received the gift upon behalf of the Historical Society. He reviewed the principal events of the intercourse of William Penn with the Indians; he spoke at length of the good faith each party had observed toward the other in the performance of the conditions of a treaty made without an oath, and he compared the treaty ground at Kensington to the Island of Runnymede, and the wampum belt before him to the Magna Charta which King John had signed these. Mr. Gilpin continued in this strain for some time, and concluded his remarks by accepting the gift in the name of the Historical Society, and by assuring the donor of the high respect entertained here for his illustrious name, and the sincere regard that was felt for him personally. After the ceremony of presentation had been concluded, Mr. Peun was introduced to many of the ladies aud gentlemen who were present, and he conversed with them pleasantly for an hour or two. The distinguished gentleman will remain in Philadelphia until June, when he will pay a visit to the interior of the State. He will spend some time in Luzerne county during the summer.

OREKTING TO SPRING.

March is come! It is not much, to be sure. The giound is not yet unlocked. Frost is within aiid without. The sky is cold; the clouds are scowling and full of gray, as if snow was hidden within mist. Yet, March is come, and we are glad. It is the first month of spring. Winter is over. Jt may come back to glean, but the harvest of winter is past and ended. The power of warmth will wax every day, and cold will wane. Already blue-birds are singing south cf us. When thy come, be sure that the maple trees are ready to yield their liquid treasure. Buds know what birds mean. Singing in the branches will soon draw out leaves. Grass is already alert. Wistful cattle smell the new herbage, and browse along the warm and sheltered fences lor a taste of fresh growth.

We bid the Winter a hearty and glad farewell.— It has domineered with wanton ways this year. We have had enough. We long lor clearer skies, for warm air, for the life of nature, and the growth of all things. Even those venerable old tlics that stretch their rheumatic legs and crawl drowsily up the window-pane in the warm room, are welcome j for they remind us of summer.

In a few weeks the plow will awake—the fields will be alive with labor, the pastures green with herbage, and all nature will rejoice again! Will all things rejoice? How is it oh ! my soul, with thee? Is it spring to thee? are winter storms past) are coldness and frost gone; are death and hardship all ended 1 Are the roots sprouting— new hope, new labor, new life'{ Is it about to be a period of reviving life and joy? Or shall the heavens change and the earth, but not thou'( Shall the seasons grow warm, and distil with fruitful influence, but thou remain joyless and barren 1

Oh! Thou that doth bring forth the warm days and cause the earth to spring up with new fruitfulness, tilling her veins with life, visit also with reviving spring thine own garden, and cause thy Church and thy people to burst forth as the forest into leaves, and as the fields into blossom; may new jdys sing in our hearts, as birds ere long shall sing, flying far from the south, and fill the heavens with a joy orer thy Church revived, greater than the joy of the earth, when

the spring gives back to her all that the winter destroyed ?—//. Ward Beecher, in Independent.

PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Flour Awd Meal.—Sales of good brands at $6 25. For home consumption at $6 00 a 6 62. and extra and fancy brands a-t $6 75 a 7 75. Rye Flour is held at $4 00 per barrel. Last sales of Corn Meal at $3 12.

FRIENDS having business communicators or visiting in the vicinity of Cecil Monthly Meeting, a blanch of Southern Quarter, may reach thai section cheaply, pleasantly and expeditiously, by taking a ticket by P. W. & Baltimore cars from Philad. at 1 o'clock P.M., to Sassafras Kiver on 3d, 6th and ~'h days. Fare to Sassafras Kiver $1 50. Conveyance be had of Richard Turner, at Betterlon Landing on Ssfsafras River, to any part of the neighborhood.

/ l HESTERFIELD BOARDING SlHOOL FOR \j YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.—The Summer Session of this Institution will commence the ISth of Oth mo. J607, and continue twenty weeks.

Terms.—$70 per session, one half payable in advance, the other in the middle of the term.

No extra charges. For further particulars address.

HENRY W. RIDGWAY, Crosswicks P. O., Burlington Co., N. J.

r^LDRIDGE'S Hilltboarding SCHOOL.—The Pi next Term of this Institution will comrr ence on the 16th of Sth monlh next and continue 20 weeks..

Scholars of both sexes will be received during the coming Term.

All the branches of a liberal English education are thoiounhly taught in this institution ; also the elements of the Latin and French languages.

Terms |70 per session. To those studying Lain, or French an additional charge will be made of $3 for each language.

No other extra charges except for the use of Classical and Mathematical Books and Instruments.

A daily Stage passes the door to and from Philadelphia.

For further particulars address the Piincipal lor a Circular.

ALLEN FLITCRAFT, F.Idridge's Hill,Salem County, N. J.

i Ondon Grove Boar7)7n^s75h6ol FOR

_LYOUNG MKN AND BOYS It is intended to

commence the Summer session of this Institution on the 1st 2d day in the 0th mo. next. Lectures will be delivered on various subjects, by the teacl.er. Also, on Anatomy and Physiology, by a medical practitioner; the former illustrated by appropriate apparatus; the latter by plates adapted to the purpose.

Terms; 05 dollars for 20 weeks. No extra charge except for the Latin language, which v. i'l be 0 dollars. For Circulars, including references, and further particulars, address

BENJAMIN SWAYNE, Principal,
London Grove P. O., Chester co., Pa.

3d mo. 14, 1807.'

"DYBERRY BOARDING SCHOOL Fortgirls. X) The fourth session of this school, taught by Jans Hillporn and Sisters, will commence on the 1 st Second day in the Fifth month, and continue twenty weeks. The usual branches of a liberal English Education will be taught.

Terhs: $60 per session, one half payable in advance, the other half at the end of the term. For Circulars, containing particulars, address,

JANE HILLBORN, Byberry P. O., Pa.

3d mo. 14, 1857 8t.

Merrihew k Thompson, Pa, Lodge St., North side Ponna. Bank.

FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER

VOL. XIV.

PHILADELPHIA, FIFTH MONTH 9, 1857.

No. 8.

SUITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS.

PCBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,
No. 100 South Fifth Street,

TIIILADKLPHIA.
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side in adrana. Three copies sent to one address for
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Communications must be addressed to the Publisher, int of ripe nse. to whom all payments are to be made.

An account of the life, tra vels, and Christian ezptritncetin the icork of the ministry of Samuel TWrins.

(Continued from page 97.)

And now the scriptures and ministry from the openings of the spirit seemed so clear and plain to mj understanding, that I wondered that anyn»lj remained unconvinced, supposing them to see the truths of the Gospel in the same light 'Jut 1 did, and tbat saying of the Apostle, (1 John v. 20,) wherein he asserts his knowledge of the Son of God being come, from their receiving an tuderstaudiDg from him, was clearly discovered to me, so that now I plainly saw a distinction between the children of light, and of this world; the spiritual, and the natural man, and that the rstaral man could not receive the things of the Spirit of God, being foolishness to him, he can't Loow them, because they are known only by the Spirit, as the Apostle asserts ; ( 1 Corinthians ii. I4,)and lfound myself much improved in divine "isdoni and saving knowledge. As I was going to meeting, walking alone, it came very livingly .ntomy mind, that if I was but faithful and .bedient to the heavenly vision, I should soon '■>( qualified to teach others, and more especially, i« I saw by experience wherein my shortness 'tad been, in being contented and easy with a form of truth and religion, which I had only by fdneation, being brought up in plainness of both habit and speech; but all this, though very good :n its place, did not make me a true Christian; I was but a traditional Quaker, and that by education only, and not from the scriptures, because 'bey were a book sealed to me. And I now saw plainly that education, though never so carefully administered, would not do the work; although i pious education ought by no means to be neglected, but all parents and guardians ought to be stirred up to their duty in that respect, yet we o«8t consider, that it is not in the power of , or the most pious tutors to confer grace,

which is the gift of God alone; nor can any come into the true fold but by this door, as said our Saviour (John x. 1, 2, 3,) concerning himself. Thus it plainly appeared to me, there was no other way but this, viz. by the Spirit of Christ alone, to attain to true faith, which works by love, and give victory over our infirmities and evil deeds, working such a change in us, that we can in truth from experience say, we are born from above, (John iii. 3, 4, 5,) and by virtue of that birth only, is the true knowledge of the kingdom and the things of God attained, and by no other way or means, although never so well contrived by human art: and being experimentally sensible of this change wrought in my mind, it looked the more likely that I might in time be qualified to speak to others of my own experience of the operation of the Spirit in my mind, not thinking the /time so near at hand as it appeared when I came to the meeting; for I had not sat long therein, but a great weight fell upon me, with some words to speak; but I considered, (being willing to be my own carver,) it was too soon to undertake such a task, being but an infant in religion; not remembering the small time between Paul's conversion (Acts ix. 20) and his preaching the Gospel: and my former conduct with my companions, (many of whom were in the meeting at the same time,) stood much in my way, for my reformation was but three weeks old that very day, so tbat I reasoned thus, that so sudden a change would hardly be borne. I could not for that time, for these reasons, give up, and the burden was then taken from me. But after that meeting it came upon me again with double weight, and affected me so very greatly that I was much alone, and my countenance so altered with weeping, that my master took occasiou to enquire into the matter, "how it was with me ?"—and I gave him as plain account as I was capable of, which he was much affected with indeed, and broke into tears. What I feared was, that I had by disobedience so much offended that I should be cast off forever. But with sundry exhortations from Scripture and otlierwise he endeavored to pacify me, not doubting but that I should have the like offer made me, putting me in mind of Gideon's fleece, (Judges vi.) &c. When next meeting-day came, I went in great weakness and fear, and could rather have gone elsewhere than to meeting tbat day. However, some time after I was in the meeting, I felt the same concern as at the meeting before, and I sat under the weight of it till the meeting was almost over, and then hardly knew how I got upon my feet, but did, and broke out with a loud voice in these words; 'Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell. I say, fear you Him who will terribly shake the earth, that all which is moveable may be shaken and removed out of the way, that that which is immoveable may stand.' This was all I had to say at that time. But oh '. what joy and sweetness I felt afterward I can't express, and the pleasure of my mind appeared in my countenance, so that my master took notice, and spoke of it so feelingly, that plainly demonstrated he was a partaker with me of the same rejoicing in himself, as at the birth of an only son. This was about the year 1696, on that called Christmas-day, it falling that year upon the first day of the week.

Thus having (as it maybe said) broke the ice, the next time was not quite so hard, but I said very little, and seldom appeared for a year or two, having about three years of my apprenticeship tp serve, which I did with fidelity and truth. The last year of my time, I found some considerable workiug in my mind to visit Scotland, being very rarely without some degree of divine virtue on my mind, either by night or day; therefore I thought, if it was so with me then, it would be much more so when I had nothing to mind but divine things; but I found it otherwise, of which in its place. I may not omit, that some time above two years after I first spoke in meetings, I opened the New Testament at that passage spoken of by our Saviour, Mat. x. 28, to the same effect with what was first opened on my mind, as mentioned above, which then I knew nothing of, as being the sayings of Christ to warn them against the fear of men; although no doubt I had read it, but had taken so little notice of what I read, it was to me as if it had been never writ. But it was a great comfort to me that I was thus opened in a material point of doctrine of our blessed Lord at my first setting out.

About this time I had a desire to visit a neighboring meeting called Yelland, it being the first that I ever had a concern to visit, and desired my dear friend Isaac Alexander to go with me. Agreeing upon the time, I went to Isaac's brother's house the Seventh day evening before, where Isaac lived; and he and I went to visit James Wilson and his parents that evening: James was under convincement, but not his parents. We had some conferenge, but being called to supper left off abruptly. After supper I could not be easy without repeating my visit, and James's mother being very quick in the Scriptures, she desired my judgement on those texts in Isaiah and Peter, 'Behold, I create

new heavens and new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.' And my understanding was opened to preach unto her the new birth so ef, fectually, that she was thoroughly convinced, and 1 continued an honest Friend to her dying day, going to meeting the very next day, and so held on while able to attend meetings. 1 Now my time of servitude being near at an end, and my master being very willing to keep me in his service, spoke to me about it, which gave me an opportunity to opon my mind to him about my visit to Scotland; and he then told me to acquaint some of the elders in the meeting therewith, for it was needful that I should have a certificate, to shew the unity of the brethren 'with my journey; and accordingly I did, and i had a certificate. Isaac Alexander was my companion, and had a certificate likewise. So we set out; Kendal being the first meeting, and then to Preston, Yelland, Height, Hawkeshead, and \ visited part of Lancashire, and Yorkshire, in I about three or four weeks. But the poverty of my spirit was so exceeding great and bitter, that | I could scarcely bear it, but cried out aloud, and j it was so surprising to my companion, that we I being by ourselves walking on foot, he feared it | would be too bard for me, for I complained that j I was deceived or mistaken; because, while I i was in my master's work, I rarely by night or day was without some degree of divine virtue on ! my mind, but now I could feel nothing but the bitterness of death and darkness; all comfort was hid from me for a time, and I was baptized into death indeed. As we went along, I said to Isaac with a vehetnency of spirit, "Oh ! that I was in my master's work again, and favored with my former enjoyments of divine life, how acceptable it would be!" We came at our journey's end, to one Miles Birket's, who was more than usually kind to us; but alas! he did not know my state and poverty. Next day we went to another meeting at Hawkeshead; it was a little better with me, but very poor; and so we performed our journey in about a month, and he returned to his father's house, and I to my master Parat's.

I being very loath to go to Scotland, havinp been proved with so much poverty of Bpirit, the cup was so bitter I could hardly bear it; however, I kept my mind to myself, and we set forward on foot, visiting part of Cumberland in our way, and I thought Isaac had very fine service, so much superior to mine, that after him I was afraid to lessen or hurt what good he had done; and before him, I was afraid to stand in his way. He was very much admired indeed, and some were convinced by his ministry. We accomplished that journey in about two mouths' time. At our return hay harvest came on, and I went to mowing, and on the meeting days went just where my mind led me, and grew in my ministry very much, and the Lord let me see his kindness to lead me through that state of poverty, which was of great service to qualify me to speak to others in the like conditiou, and that trials of sundry kinds were for my improvement and good, tending to my establishment in the true root of a divine and spiritual ministry; and the doctrine of our Saviour and his Apostles (Matthew v. 3. Romans vii, 24,) did much comfort me, so that I became, in the opinion of several, an able minister, although but short, seldom standing a quarter of an hour. But alas! I saw since that I was but a mere babe or infant in the work.

This summer passed over, and by my harvestwork at hay and corn, I picked up a little money, beiDg just penniless before, so that I travelled to a meeting, before I got to work, fourteen or fifteen miles, three times forth and back on font, ill alone, with three halfpence, being all the money I had, and thinking to refresh myself in the way ; but when I came near the house of entertainment, I found myself so strong and cheerful, that I thought I might want it more at another time, and so kept it.

Towards the fall I bought a horse and put myself in a condition for another journey with my old companion Isaac again; and we thought either of us pretty sufficient to hold a meeting: however, I was to go with him through Bishoprick and Yorkshire, and he was to go with me into the west, as to AN ilts, Somersetshire, Devonshire, &c. We had not proceeded far, before I was very much shut up, and had no satisfaction at all in going further with him; I told him how it was with me, and we were both willing to part ; and I went to be at York on first day, and meeting with dear John Richardson, I laid my concern before him, and as a nursing father he spoke very encouragingly to me, and he got meetings appointed for me at Wetherby, and so forward towards Doncas'er. I went on in great fear, and after meeting at Wetherby, Benjamin Brown spoke very encouragingly, that " the Lord would eularge my gifts; and when thou findest it ao," said he, " don't value thyself upon it, but give the honor of it where it is due, and keep humble, and God will bless thee, and make thee a useful member in his hand." My next meeting was at Y\ ukefield, which was very much to mj comfort and encouragement. Then to Pontefract, where I had no cause to complain; but there was a friend, that after meeting did cavil and find a deal of fault with what I had said, which brought some uneasiness upon me: but being afterwards told he used to do so, and that he was not in unity, that brought me off pretty light and easy; so I went from thence to Doncaster, on the seventh day, it being market day there. I was conducted to Thomas Aldam's quarters, he being in town, who soon came and looked at me, I thought austerely, first enquiring whence 1 came, and if I had a certificate? To all which I gave proper answers, and shewed him

my certificate; all this seemed agreeable, and he undertook to appoint meetings forward, and sent me home with his son: but not having ever been so closely examined, before, this grew in my mind, and feariug how 1 should come off, Thomas Aldam being a noted minister, it was some uneasiness; but at last he came home, and was very tender and kind indeed. Next day, being first day, we repaired to meeting, and 1 came off beyond what 1 expected by much, preached almost an hour, so that I was very cheerful in my spirit after it, and we had a little opportunity ■in the evening, and all ended brave and well. So the week following I went to Blithe, and took meetings in course as they lay by Maplebeck to Nottingham. At Maplebeck there was a brave old living Friend, with whom I had great comfort, his name was John Camm ; at this place I had the very best meeting that I had ever had, and it had a very remarkable effect upon me; for I began to think the bitterness and anguish of death, which I had gone through before, might now be over in a great degree, and I should go on smoother and with more ease for time to come, for the Friends shewed me much respect, and I was visited in the evening and morning before I left them, by sundry that lived nigh. In short, I thought more of myself than I had done before, that I remember. Two or three of them went with me to Nottingham, seeming much pleased with my company; it being seventh day, I was there on first day at two meetings, came off tolerable well, but not like as at Maplebeck. The third day following I was at Castle-dunnington, where was a fine collection of Friends. 1 preached some time amongst them, but found not that authority and life, as I fliought, to attend me as before; however, I desired another meeting with them that evening, which was readily assented to, which was very large, considering that place. I seemed very poor and low, and blamed myself much for appointing another meeting in so poor and weak a frame of mind ; the meeting came on, and proved better than I expected. But I was very low, and it being a clear moonlight night, I walked into the Friend's orchard behind his house, bemoaning myself very much, as having lost my guide, and fallen from that happy condition I was in the week before. The Friend of the house finding I tarried, came out to meet me, having a sense of my low state and condition, so that, enquiring how I did, be began to speak very much in praise of those two meetings, and of the service I had in them. But all this did not raise my spirits; we went in, but he perceived I was very low, and he and his wife endeavored to comfort me; his wife had a fine gift of the ministry, and she told me some experiences she had gone through, but all did not do, nor come near my condition. Next day I went to Swannington, in Leicestershire, and there was a

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