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| A great deal of this kind of knowledge may be

obtained in a little time by young people, if they I have often been surprised, when talking I keep their eyes and ears open, and now and then with little boys, to find them so ignorant of lask a question of those who are wiser than many things which they ought to have known themselves.-Y. P. Gazette. as well as their own names. The other day I was questioning one, at least eight years old;

PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. who knew neither the number of days, weeks, ' FLOUR AND MEAL.-The market for Flour is dull. or months there are in the year! He could not tell Good will not bring more than $6 00. Sales of better me whether the sun rose in the east or the west, brands for home consumption at $6 25 a 6 38, and

extra and fancy brands at $6 87 a 7 50. There is and was equally ignorant whether his jacket was

very liitle export demand. Rye Flour is held at $4 00 made of hemp, flax, or wool. There are things per barrel. Corn Meal is selling at $3 12 per bbl. certainly more important for him to know than Gean.- Wheat is dull, and prices favor buyers. these, but he should make himself better ac Sales of prime Pennsylvania red are making at $1 42

a $1 45, and $1 57 a 1 61 for good white. Rye is quainted with things of this nature.

steady; sales of Penya. at 81 a 82c. Corn is in fair Every boy ought to know that he has five request; sales of old at 69c, and new yellow at 66 a senses, --seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, and 67c, afloat, and 64 a 65c in the cars and in store. Oats tasting; that the year has four seasons,-spring,

are steady; sales of Pennsylvania at 44 a 45c per

bushel. Sales of Barley Malt at $1 60. summer, autumn, and winter; that the earth turns round, and travels round the sun; that the

IMURPHY'S SCHOOL.- This Institution having world is composed of land and water and divided MI been in successful operation for the last 20 years, into four parts,-Europe, Asia, Africa, and as a day school, will now receive six or eight female America ; that there are four cardinal points, pupils, (girls under 13 years of age preferred,) as -east, west, north, and south; that gold, silver, bo south that cold silver' | boarders in the family. Attention will be paid to

' health, morals, &c. They will be required to attend er metals, and coal, are dug out of the Friends' Meeting on First days, accompanied by one earth ; diamonds are found on the land, and of their teachers, also mid-week Meetings if required pearls found in the sea.

| by parents or guardians. Terms $35 00 per quarter The boy must be ignorant indeed who does

who do of twelve weeks, (one-half payable in advance) in

escluding board, washing, &c. For suriher particulars not know that bread is made of the flour of enquire of LETITIA MURPHY, Principal. wheat, butter from cream, and cheese from milk;

SARAH C. WALKER, Assistant. tbat when flour is mingled with yeast it makes

No. 158, Main st., Franklord Pa.

N. B. Plain and fancy needle-work taught. leavened or light bread, and that when no yeast is

3d mo., 21st, 1857,-41.pd. used the bread is heavy or unleavened. The passover-cakes of the Jews, the biscuits eaten by! I ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR

L YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.-It is intended 10 sailors, and the barley-bread of Scotland, are all

commence the Summer session of this Institution on unleavened. A boy ought at an early age to be

the Ist 2d day in the 5th mo. next. Lectures will be acquainted with such things as are in common delivered on various subjects, by the teacher. Also, use; but I have frequently found it necessary to on Anatomy and Physiology, by a medical practitionexplain to young people that sugar is made from er; the former illustrated by appropriate apparatus ; the juice of the sugar-cane, which grows in the

the latter by plates adapted to the purpose.

Terms; 65 dollars for 20 weeks. No extra charge Indies; that tea is the dried leaves of a shrub except for the Latin language, which will be 5 dollars. which grows in China, about the size of a cur- For Circulars, including references, and further parrant-bush ; that coffee is the berry of a bush | ticulars, address

BENJAMIN SWAYNE, Principal, growing in Arabia and the West Indies; and

London Grove P. O., Chester co., Pa. that chocolate is manufactured from the seeds of 3d mo. 1 the cacao, a plant of South America. Many

DYBERRY BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. boys know very well that ale and beer are made

D The fourth session of this school, taught by JANE with malt and hops, cider from apples, and perry Hillborn and Sisters, will commence on the 1st Second from pears, who do not know that wine is the day in the Fifth month, and continue twenty weeks. juice of the grape, that brandy is distilled from

The usual branches of a liberal English Education will

| be taught. wine and rum from the juice of the sugar-cane,

Focaue, Terms: $60 per session, one half payable in adbut that the liquors sold as spirits, and especially vance, the other half at the end of the term. For what is called gin, are usually made from malt Circulars, containing particulars, address, mixed with turpentine and soinetimes with other

JANE AILLBORN, Byberry P. O., Pa.

| 3d mo. 14, 1857.-80. vile and dangerous, ingredients. And they have

ITENESEE VALLEY BOARDING SCHOOL FOR been equally ignorant that oranges, citrons, and

G GIRLS — The Spring Term of this School will lemons, grow in Spain and the Western Islands, commence on the 2d of 3d mo. next, and continue and spices in the East Indies and other parts; fourteen weeks. that pepper and cloves are fruits of shrubs, nut- TERMS.-$12 per term for tuition, board and washmegs the kernels of a fruit something like a ing, fuel, pens and inks, for particulars address the peach, cindamon the bark of a tree, and ginger

inco Principal for a circular.

STEPHEN COX, Principal. and rhubarb the roots of plants.

Scottsville P. O., Monroe Co., N. Y.

1857.

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EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS.

FRIENDS. Jour Lord, to view death with hope and tran

quillity. PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,

The reader, who has thus far traced, in PrisNo. 100 South Fifth Street,

cilla Gurney's course, the remarkable exempliPHILADELPHIA,

fication of the gospel spirit, that breathes “ Glory Every Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay. to God in the highest, on earth peace, and goodadle in adrance. Three copies sent to one address for will towards men," will doubtless be impressed Five Dollars.

with sympathetic interest, by these affecting enCommunications must be addressed to the Publisher, frer of expense, to whom all payments are to be made.

tries in her journal; and will be prepared for the heavy cloud which overshadowed her path,

during the few remaining steps of her earthly EXTRACT FROM MEMOIR OF PRISCILLA GURNEY. | pilgrimage ;-a cloud through which, neverthe. Continued from page 3.!

less, the bright effulgence of the Sun of RightThat the extracts from P. Gurney's Journal eousness shed upon her soul the radiance of may not exceed the limits of our paper, much of an

heavenly light and peace. Four weeks after the

alarming attack, she writes :interesting character is necessarily omitted. Her I have been gradually recovering from this health continued to decline, and in 8th mo. of very serious illness. It has been a memorable 1819, she had a hemorrhage of the lungs, of and an instructive time; and I have inexpressible which is the following notice in her diary

cause for thankfulness. I am left in a low state ED.

of spirit, and low ås it regards the things of this

world; but may I still place all my trust in the Sth mo. 21th, 1819.---In the evening I was Lord, who has done so much for me, and be much oppressed in body, and still more in spirit; enabled to commit all my way unto Him. I have and, on retiring to my own room, I was sur- had great comfort from all my beloved brothers prised, but not much agitated, by the breaking and sisters, and also from the love and sympathy of a blood vessel. A low and feverish night of our numerous kind friends and relations. I epsued, but I did not feel at all alarmed. must just note down how much I have been con

25th.-1 was ill, but not uneasy. In the even-firmed in the importance of religious instruction ing I passed through a serious conflict, from a during this illness, on having the mind properly return of the hemorrbage, accoin panied by much informed on the truths of the gospel-these difficulty in breathing.

truths, through the power of grace, often return 26th. - In the evening, had a slight return of with fresh life in the hour of need. the bleeding.

By the direction of her medical advisers, 27th. - I thought myself better, and was Priscilla Gurney was removed to the Isle of altogether comfortable; but was, through un- Wight. She was accompanied by her beloved watchfulness, overset in the evening. We ap- sister Rachel; and on the 25th of Ninth Month, plied leeches. I had a deeply tryiog night, and after arriving at Ryde, she writes :was very ill.

I was fatigued and poorly. If we would se28th. -- I was very much sunk during this day; cure anything like perfect peace, it is indeed and, to my own feelings, it was a conflict between most needful that the mind should be kept staid life and death; but through infinite mercy, I on God. felt, and, according to my very small measure, First-day, Tenth Month 3d.-Enjoyed some believed in the power of the Redeemer to over- retirement of spirit this morning, and visited, come death. We had some edifying and in- mentally, those from whom we are now separated. structive time together, though it was a day of Whilst disabled from all active service and emmuch trial. Dr. Farr came in the evening, and ployments, how important it is that such a time comforted and encouraged us.

should lead to deep self-examination ! My mind 29th.-Rather better to-day, but the night is not capable of much continued reflection ; but was one of much conflict. Death was brought may I endeavor, like Mary, to sit at the feet of very closely before me : but I now feel thankful the Redeemer, to wait upon Him, and to hear in having been enabled, through the mercy of his word !

To Elizabeth Barclay.

I do truly long to have my heart more enlarged Isle of Wight, Ninth Month, 1819. Tin humble thankfulness for the many eminent I have felt peculiarly near to thee, my dear blessings granted to us all, and to dear J. J. G. Elizabeth, in sympathy and understanding, when and Jane in so especial a manner, enriched, as to my own feelings I seemed wholly uncertain I believe they are, not only by the fulness of as to life or death. It was a comfort to think the earth but the dew of heaven. of thee, and remember how the same power had In 12th mo. 1819, she writes to her sister mercifully supported and sustained us in the Louisa Hoarehour of need. Such proofs of the unremitting

Sand Rock Hotel, 1819. love of the Reedeemer ought to animate and en- The last two or three months, though I have courage us to hold on our way, and to follow passed through some conflict and trials, have Him with more devotedness of heart. There yet been a period of much comfort, and often of are tiines when, I trust, this has been the effect tranquillity and peace of mind, and especially upon my mind; but I have been often much since we have been here. I never, that I recast down since by internal lowness, and a sense member, experienced, so much of the wonderful of my weakness, as well as something of a reluc- consolations of the Gospel, or was so deeply sentance to enter the conflicts of the present state sible of the unsearchable riches of the Redeemer. again. I have been so thoroughly disabled that It is, indeed, an unspeakable blessing, sometimes it is no longer a question, but a necessity, to re- during our pilgrimage here, to be refreshed by tire from the field of action, and I should not be the view of an eternal state of blessedness and surprised if the present system of care proved rest. Tbis has been more realized to my mind beneficial (through the Divine blessing—for than I almost ever have known it before ; and what are all our efforts without it?) for the I long for myself, and for those most near to me, future. I am very doubtful whether I shall that we could, with more faith and submission ever recover much power of voice again ; but of will, "count all things but as loss, that we this point, as well as all others, I desire to leave; may win Christ and be found in Him," &c. I I should be well content, if it be the will of our am inclined very weakly to shrink from entering dear Lord and Master, to be more withdrawn into the conflicts, cares and interests of life again, from anything of public service, and to lead a I have been so sheltered from them for a time. more secluded life. The future is remarkably in It is in vain, however, to expect, and we ought obscurity to me; it is good to feel we have here not to desire, to find our resting place here. no continuing city. We are very pleasantly First Month 1st, 1820.--A day of much situated at this place, and enjoy our retreat from serious and solemn feeling. In the morning I the world.

bad to plead for the renewings of the Holy First-day, Tenth Month 10th.—I feel my ab- Spirit, which prayer I feel to be mercifully ansence from meetings; and from that precious swered. A fine winter's morning. We continued communion which, in meeting together, we have our village visits, and I felt some increased So-often enjoyed.

capacity for exertion. A letter in the afternoon 16th. - I consulted Dr. Hamilton, who took from dear Chenda, giving a most affecting acan unfavorable view of my case, which I felt count of a shipwreck on their coast (near Yar. seriously, but not painfully. It would, I think, mouth.) Well may we say,—" Thy ways, O 'give me little real concern to believe that my : Lord ! are past finding out.” My whole mind,

continuance here was not likely to be long. I during this day, seemed clothed with the spirit shrink, however, too faithlessly from the pros- of self-humiliation, and of supplication in the pect of suffering.

beginning of yjet another year. After our readExtract from a letter to a friend, Tenth ing, the springs were mercifully opened, and a Month 28th, 1819 :

| little utterance was given me. We were, I be. "My experience has long been that of walk- lieve, unitedly brought to humble ourselves, and ing through the valley to which I see not the to know something of a deep sense of the necesend; yet a quiet hope generally prevails that sity of repentance before our God, in rememberI shall be upheld through it; that it may be the ing the transgressions and manifold weaknesses passage to more of the glorious liberty of the of our lives during the past year : at least, this children of God, even here. But should it prove was strongly my own individual impression. I the “ valley of the shadow of death," still I be felt called upon to commend our little comlieve there is cause for faith and confidence that imunity here, as well as our beloved friends abthe good Shepherd will be with me; that his sent from us. to the tender mercy—the directing rod and his staff will comfort me. I cannot but and preserving care of the Good Shepherd, with hope that this wilderness journey, and my mapy the desire that our being withdrawn for a season low estates, will be blessed in more effectually from the world, and brought into our present shaking all self-dependence, and in leading me circumstances, may be a means of edification to to place my trust more simply and more faith our souls, and, if it please the Lord our Saviour, fully on the Saviour as our only hope of glory. of good also to our fellow-creatures. It was in. deed the sincere and fervent prayer of my heart! In directing the attention of the reader to the for myself, and for those most near and dear to instructive observations which were now penned me, that, whatever may be the dispensations of by the dear invalid, (as referred to in the last our God towards us during the year on which entry in her journal,) it may well be accompanied we have now entered, neither life por death, by some reflections on the remarkable evidence, heights nor depths, things present nor yet to afforded by the circumstances of the Earlham come, may be able to separate us from the love family, of the practical influence of Priscilla of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We Gurney's sentiments, not only on her own mind, parted this evening in love, and, I fully believe, but also upon each one of the interesting circle. in a measure of the unity of the Spirit in the Whilst, as it referred to their religious course, bond of peace; and my poor, weak, and often some of them trod in paths that led into external depressed spirit, was, through the mercy of the observances varying much from the track condear Redeemer, a little refreshed and comforted scientiously pursued by others of the household in the Lord.

and nearest connexions, there was, throughout, Extract from a letter to her Sister Hoare.

preserved amongst them a very careful and ten

| der regard to the feelings of each one, with a Sand Rock, 7th day Evening, 1st Mo. 23d, 1820. We shall not I think forget to visit one

most affectionate and constant solicitude for the another in mind to-morrow.

welfare and comfort of all; and, under circum

It is very sweet (and how much ought it to be cultivated) to

stances of sickness or affliction, they exhibited a unite in communion on our “ Sabbath” days.

rare example of self-sacrificing devotedness of It is now nearly five months since my First-days

every energy of body and mind to console and

to assist the beloved ones who were in suffering have been spent in retirement, and very much

or in sorrow. in solitude. I am sure they ought to be profitable to my own mind.

0-1 Second Month 3d, 1820.-In the afternoon I too often, however,

our dearest Samuel, with his boy and R. F., arsuffer from languor of spirit as well as body. The thought of meeting you all again is very

Yo rived. Very interesting it was to meet again.

First-day, 7th.–We had a little meeting delightful. Sometimes I shrink a little from the prospect of re-entering the stage of life. Noth.

together. Evening reading with all the party.

We were, before reading, drawn together under ing, however, can be more unwise, or indeed more unfaithful, than to be apprehensive for the

the sweet influence of the Spirit, and I had to

express a few words on the hope that, not only future, when everything ought to make us " trust and not be afraid.” The best way to

were we united here, but that we might look secure tranquillity of mind is to confine our

to forward to be joined together in communion in

eternity. views to the present, and to commit ourselves unreservedly to Him, who can do all things for

8th.-All our party went to Ryde. We parted, us, and give us strength in our weakness. How I

I trust comfortably, with dear Samuel, &c.; but sometimes long for more of this spirit for and

I could not be easy to separate without com.

,inending one another to the constant, sure, and about myself and others! First Month, 24th, 1820.-Dear Rachel and pre

na preserving care of the Shepherd of Israel.

13th.-A sweet and peaceful day. I felt my I were together this morning, and were per- !

clouds to be mercifully removed, and the Sun mitted, through the sweet influence of the Spirit, to be united in prayer, both for ourselves and

j of Righteousness to arise with healing in his for the absent members of our scattered family, i "

“wings.

? 21st.—My breath very poorly; but I have as well as for all the members of the Church

W lately felt much internal quietness and peace, of Christ. It is truly a blessed thing to feel

* which compensates for every external deprivathat we are partakers of the same hope—having

"3 tion. I desire to be thankful for the calmness "one Lord, one faith, one baptism,” one Father

and ease which is at this time granted me about over all. Our evening sweet and uniting. I had

the present and the future. to say a few words on the importance of our

The disease which had so seriously prostrated being doers of the Word and not hearers only. Oh, may every fresh experience lead us more been, for a time arrested in its progress ; but its

y the bodily powers of the beloved invalid had humbly, more earnestly, to the prayer,—" Lead

u insidious operation was not eradicated. She us in thy truth and teach us.”

left the Isle of Wight in the Fourth Month, and First-day, 31st.-A day of much peace and

"returned to Earlham. Her spirit was, at this encouragement to me : less care for the future :

time, introduced into much sorrowful sympathy some reliance on the power and mercy of the

with her beloved brother and sister Buxton, who Redeemer, whose arm is not shortened that it !

were bereft of three lovely children in the short cannot save, oor his car heavy that it cannot

space of five weeks. This affecting circumhear. I wrote a little on the subject of love and

stance producing, in her very sensitive condition, family harmony.*

a degree of physical excitemeut, caused a return * Published in a previous number of this paper. J of the hemorrhage, and from this time she be

came increasingly ill. Of this renewed indis- have felt more sensible comfort and consolation position she writes to one of her sisters : than for a long time past ; indeed, this best help Earlham, Fifth Month 7tı, 1820.

has sometimes been so present to me, that I have Once more, my dear, I must write to thee from

felt more reconciled to the portion of suffering

and trial, which we may be sure has been in by bed, to which I have been closely confined for the last four days C., I hope, told thee all

mercy and wisdom administered to us. I have the particulars of this attack. It was most un

n. longed that we all, in our various allotments, expected to me. I have, indeed, cause to be

may keep near to Him who is our Head, and very thankful for having, in every way, been

that there we may quietly rest, and seek more mercifully dealt with in this illness. I have been

and more for a spirit of submission and acquieskept in niuch quietness of mind, and been en

cence with whatever is dispensed. We have abled to feel, in some degree, what is the joy and

many of us had a time of discipline lately: I peace of believing, when our hold on this life is

have felt this myself. I value being at home shaken ; still this has been accompanied with

much : there is a rest in it which no other place much infirmity. The sensitiveness of my nervous

or situation can yield. I hope, dearest C., thou system is always some trial in illness, and, with

wilt not feel anxious about me. As far as I am other deeper faults and weaknesses ought to be

able to judge, I have not one symptom in my very humbling. What are likely to be the effects

present state to excite serious anxiety; still it of this attack we cannot yet tell. I confess I

is impossible not to feel the doubtfulness of en

tire recovery. I cannot say it is much my own have felt this return seriously, and to my own unind it makes the prospect of recovery more

expectation; I have for so long a time been doubtful than ever; but I truly desire to leave

e getting gradually lower and lower, and my cough this and all my concerns to a better wisdom and

is so very tenacious. I am not at all anxious.

"Such a pause ought, I am sure, to be a time of care than our own.

preparation either for life or death. It is as To ano: her Sister

much our privilege as it is our duty, to endeavor Fifth Month 12th, 1820. I have often, through the Divine blessing,

to resign our own will, and to commit our way (for truly we have nothing of ourselves,) pos

entirely to our Lord, who can only bring it to sessed much quietness and composure of mind, -15

pass to His glory and our good. I have felt my

separation from dear R. C. It is also a serious something of that peace which can only be felt

loss to have so kind and devoted a friend as Dr. and enjoyed when we are kept, by the power and I mercy of God, stayed upon him, as our Saviour.

4 H. withdrawn, whilst I have been so poorly ;

and yet I can often be thankful when human and Redeemer. So much for the infirmities of

dependencies are taken away, if it be a means the flesh. I must not enlarge upon the much. deeper and more pressing infirmities of the mind from shore

of fixing our hearts more on that help which is and spirit. After all, the evils of our own hearts

[To be continued. 1 are our greatest trials ; at least I am sure I find this to be increasingly my experience. I am at THE SPIRIT OF CHILDHOOD AND THE SPIRIT OF tiines low and cast down in spirit; but this is not

THE KINGDOM, to be wondered at: the afflictions of our beloved brother and sister, which are also our own, musta

1 The dispute was constantly arising among the overshadow every enjoyment, and the things of

of disciples of Jesus concerning pre-eminence in this life must be clouded for the present. We are

the coming kingdom. Perhaps we, of this day, called upon patiently to submit to our portion of

can bardly conceive the intense interest with

an suffering, and most thankfully to acknowledge

wbich the long-prophesied Messiah was waited the consolations and Divine support which have

for, by the whole people of Israel, an interest attended this deep family trial. Our blessings

which every exciting event deepened, and somehave been and are abundant: we may believe

times even caused to blaze forth in ungovernathat our afflictions are amongst the best of them.

ble enthusiasm. The entire nation was on the

tiptoe of expectation, their ears stretched to hear To F. and R. Cunningham.

the first notes of the herald, calling, “ Prepare (Then in France.)

| ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths Earlham, Sixth Month 20th, 1820. straight;" and their hands and hearts all ready MY DEAREST F. AND C.,-1 hope you will for the glorious work. The prospect of the reign have received C.'s letters, giving an account of of the Messiah, as has been said, over the favored this return of the bleeding. I have been re. people on a renovated earth, was to the people covering very favorably. I do, I hope, feel very of Palestine nearly what the hope of Heaven is thankful for having been thus mercifully and to the Christian. It was their comfort under comfortably brought through this little illness; their trials, and their boast even amid their debut it is still a greater blessing that I have been feats and degradations. Into this kingdom they kept (for I am sure we cannot keep ourselves) esteemed it their birthright to enter : the title in a quiet and composed state of mind, and I and prerogative were in their blood. “At the

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