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and offended Heaven. He strips his brother of all I constitutes the deepest unworthiness. Until we worth, of all nobleness; he excommunicates him bave understood the capacities of a nature, we from his reverence, from his affections, and takes cannot measure its abuses; until we have fathomupon his own head the guilt of a heavy malediced its capability for excellence, we know little of tion. Anger may be sinful; derisive ridicule its ruin in transgression. The malignity of sin certainly is so. Contempt is the blackest and is revealed only to the soul, when it has comthe worst of all. But the passage involves a prehended the divinity of goodness. But from contrast as well as a climax : a contrast of the such comprehension the spirit of contempt is exgospel to the law. The law took note of out- cluded by the malediction of its own bitterness. ward transgressions; the gospel, of the inward Contempt has, therefore, no faculty of reverdisposition. The law made criminal, injury to ence. It has no sense of greatness, no sense of man's body, his property, or his name; but the beauty; it has no faith in the spiritual, and no gospel marked, with more solemn indignation, trust in the human; it believes not in the iminjustice to his soul, the denial of his spiritual mutability of truth, it confides not in the omclaims, the violation of his spiritual rights. nipotence of right. It has, of consequence,
Contempt, contempt of humanity in any form neither saints nor heroes, neither martyrs nor of man, is a great sin. This is the doctrine of patriots; but lives unfavored in the seolusion of Jesus. That man is of worth iufinite and inef. its own dark and godless being. affable, is the spirit of his teaching, of his prac
[To be continued.] tice, of bis life; the import of his mission, the significance of his passion and his death ; and, 'THE POOR INEBRIATE-HIS ERROR AND HIS therefore, to trample this worth in scorn, is to
CURE. count the blood of the covenant an unholy thing; - Persuasive kindness will do more to commit one of the darkest offences known in Than bitterness or scorn.” the ethics of the gospel.
A petition is in circulation in Massachusetts, in We may trace the guilt of contempt in the favor of an Asylum for Inebriates. The object evil of its temper. Of course, I do not speak, is to supply them with a home, wherein here, of that sense of unworthiness which we they shall receive such treatment as will restore cannot help feeling for what is vile and degrad.them to soundness of heaith and sanity of mind, ing; I speak of that harsh disposition in which and also afford them such facilities as will render contempt is a habit or a principle. Thus con- the Institution a self-supporting one for the now sidered, it is evil, and always evil. It cannot, miserable victims of intemperance. This subfor a moment, clothe itself with the vesture or 'ject bas been agitated again and again in various appearance of an angel. It has the essence of a sections of the Union; and we believe that the moral atheism; and of all atheisms this is the time will come when every leading city and worst. If atheism of mere intellcct be possible, State will regard it as essential to have at least it does not necessarily exclude some broken as one Asylum of the kind referred to. Some of pirations. A speculative atheism is conceivable, our most distinguished medical men have declared which could recognize separate elements of ex- that intemperance is a disease, and that in order cellence, and separately appreciate them; and to eradicate it wholly, it should be subjected to though unhappily astray from a Supreme Object, a peculiar treatment exactly as any other malady. has at least, in chaos, the substance of reverence In New York, we believe, an Asylum of this and devotion. It may have ideals of beauty, of character is now in successful operation. We truth, of power, and of goodness; and, while it have nothing of the kind, however, in Pennsylva. does not confess the personality of God, un- nia. Several efforts have been made by kind-heartconsciously, it may do honor to his attributes. ed philanthropists, but thus far without success. But so it is not with moral atheism ; and, prac- Individuals who have been in the habit of pay. tically, contenupt leaves the heart without a God. ing much attention to the inmates of our almsIt wants all the faculties which have affinity with houses and our prisons, state that both are peothe godlike.
pled to a very considerable extent through the Contempt has no faculty of admiration. It agency of intemperance-intemperance, too, apprehends only inferiority and abasement; and which might be cured, if the proper means were apprehends them only with partiality and false- applied to it. Many of the poor wretches who hood. It is unable to discern honorable and have become its victims, are not afforded an ophonest qualities visible and distinct, much less portunity of reform. They are surrounded with the claims of mere humanity when concealed by all sorts of temptations, while they lack the many obscurations. If, perchäoce, it must look moral courage to resist. When, too, they feel on that which cannot be hidden, and acknow that they are degraded beings, that they have ledge that which cannot be denied, it looks with lost caste and character, and that the future no complacency, and it acknowledges with no of this life is comparatively hopeless to affection. Presuming as it does, to spurn others, them, they are apt to despond and despair, and as unworthy, it is wholly ignorant of that which indulge in still more frightful excesses. They hear no voice of sympathy and persuasion, there drink, has a duty of more than ordinary delicacy is no home or asylum for them, they are de- and responsibility to discharge. He should not nounced as outcasts and criminals, and they are denounce in a fit of passion, and leave the erring often treated accordingly. The infirmity is one youth to pursue the downward course as fatally that destroys both body and mind. It deadens as ever; but he should endeavor to win by some the sensibilities, it brutalises the nature, and it counter-fascination—to inspire confidence and serenders beings, who otherwise are calm, moderate cure respect, not by tyranny and violence but by and gentle, little better than fiends. This is the kindness and affection, mingled with a gentle, yet case with persons in the higher conditions of significant reproof. And so with almost every phase life, and where character is involved, and educa- in the life of a drunkard. The infirmity is a fearful tion should exercise a moral influence. But, one, but is curable by the proper means, and how much more deplorable must be the condition these means should be applied with the utmost of the friendless, the indigent, the ignorant and care and assiduity. Asylums for the Inebriate the weak! The results in a great many cases are yet new institutions, comparatively speaking, are as we have already described-despondency, but in a country like ours, so full of excitement, despair, indulgence, crime, disgrace and shame! and with so many chances and changes in the And yet, as already intimated, intemperance is business world, calculated to induce to desponcurable. Not perhaps in every instance, but in dency, and to lead to error, they seem to many. If this be the fact, and such is the us entitled in an especial manner to the attenopinion of some of the most distinguished medi- tion of the sympathetic and the philanthropic.cal men of the day, asylums such as have been Pennsylvania Inquirer. suggested in the Bay State should be regarded as among the essentials of our social system. They
| FLOUR AND MEAL.-The unfavorable character of could not but be attended with good. There are,
ere are, the late foreign news has had the effect of depressing moreover, many natures that yield before the first the market. Mixed brands are offered at $6 37 a 6 50 blow of adversity. They feel that the world is per barrel. Small sales of better brands for home a blank to them, they cannot rally their energies, consumption at $6 50 per bbl. Sales of extra and but sink into hopeless lethargy. It is such,
fancy brands at $7 00 à 7 50. There is very liitle
export demand. Rye Flour is worth $4 00 per barrel. moreover, that are peculiarly calculated to be Corn Meal is dull, at $300 per bbl. Last sales of won away by the vice of intemperance. They Buckwheat Meal at $2 50 a $2 75. cannot resist its fascinations. They become gloomy and depressed in spirits, and they seek
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1 The twelfth session of this Institution will comany excitement, scarcely knowing what they do. I mence on the 19th of Second mo. next, and will con. And when they awake to all the horrors of their tinue twenty weeks. The usual branches comprising situation, the result is, that they are contemned a thorough English education will be taught, and and despised, and thus driven, perhaps, to a scientific lectures illustrated by appropriate apparatus
will be delivered. It is situated three miles southrepetition of the same error. To all such, an
| west of Coatesville, on the Philadelphia and Columbia appropriate asylum would afford at once a means Railroad, from which place pupils will be conveyed of escape and of restoration. They could fly free of charge. For circulars address the Principal, from the demon of inebriety, place themselves Ercildoun P. O., Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
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do not seek the kingdom of heaven, which is de. ercises of INCREASE WOODWARD, as found
clared to be within us. among her papers.
| Beware, my son, that thou quench not the (Concluded from page 659.)
spirit, nor despise the strivings of the immortal To William Woodward, New York.
Witness, which moves in thee to produce a new Upper Freehold, 10th mo. 23, 1799. birth, that would bring forth in thee a new man
birth, that would bring forth in th My dear William,- Indeed thou art very near ner of life; a life of holy living, and fruits of to my heart. I once thought it would be too righteousness, the end of which brings peace and great a trial to me, that either of my children joy, and a humble confidence of being a child of should go to sea. Many afflicting ideas were God. painted in case it so happened : yet, strange it! Happy, thrice happy are those who through is that I should consent to thy going. I con- faithfulness attain to this knowledge. Though sidered thee as on a brink, unsettled, and full of storms arise, it cannot be shaken; though the youthful ardor. Idleness lays such an one open sea lift up its waves, and the winds blow as from to many dangers; and in some respects I hoped the four corners of the earth, they shall lift up it would be for thy good. Reason said, let him their heads in hope above them all. Trials are go: then again, what ! leave his native soil, his permitted for our refinement; for the righteous family and his friends! to be turned out into the are tried as in the fire, and acceptable men in the wide world, young and inexperienced ! forego his furnace of adversity. Bear with my serious religious society and lose his claim thereto ! strain, my son. Seriousness becomes dependant These, and many more, bore down the scale with mortals. We are commanded to prove all things, weight and anxiety.
and to hold fast that which is good. Mayst thou, What I have felt, my son, neither words nor my dear son, do so, is the fervent wish of thy pen can paint or describe. All the consolation affectionate mother. that calmed my mind on thy behalf, was, that I Mind thy business steadily like a sober, knew there was an almighty, overruling Father in honest, solid man. I wish thee to take every heaven, who supporteth and upholdeth all things. step with caution. Beware of trusting unprinMy prayer was to him, if consistent with his cipled men, and let a righteous principle be thy will, to be thy guide and thy preserver in all thy foundation,-then will peace rest on thy attainways. Yes, my son: he will preserve thee un-ments. I wish thou mayst flourish, and rise to blemished from an impure world, if thou art be a beautiful flower or plant in our garden ; so willing to be so saved. Take heed, therefore, that through thee the name of a Woodward may that thou love not the world, nor the things that be deservedly respected. Be steady, punctual are therein : for if we love the world, the love to thy word, and think twice before thou speaks of the heavenly Father is not in us. Ought not once. Do not be wild, vain or flighty; but keep the Lord, the God whose immensity is unfathom- in the true medium. O William, I want thee able, and his mercy infinite, whose goodness and to be an accomplished man; and the way to bekindness to frail, sinful man is abundant, to claim come such is to mind the Truth; it will make all our love, our adoration and praise. For he thee an example for others to admire and to that formed the eye, can he not see ? and also follow. Thy mother hath endeavored to direct the ear, cannot be hear, and know all the actions I thy infant steps, and guard thee from falling into • wrong paths : and where I have fallen short, may Thou wast endued with bright and quick I be forgiven. My intentions have been pure, talents ;-flushed with earnest intentions to gain however sullied by adverse occurrences. Deep what is called an independent fortune, thou have been my provings in my progress through grasped at the vain sbadow,—the perishing goods life; when the torrents of adversity have borne of this world! But alas ! the keen scythe of addown and nearly crushed my natural reason; yet versity and death, in one awful moment, has put I could say as in the language of Jonah, “ Out an end to all thy prospects, thy hopes, and thy of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest life! Cut off in the prime of thy manhood, thou my voice.” When I remember these things, I art gone down forever to the silent grave. am bowed as in the dust, acknowledging the Though thy life was checkered with vanity, yet gracious dealings of Almighty wisdom, in calling, through thy Redeemer's mercy thy close was leading and preserving me through the wilder- favored with a peaceful calm : and though night, ness, when clouds and darkness, and even the a perpetual night, hath shut the scenes of this floods, which the dragon cast forth to drown the world, yet thy spirit liveth, and, we hope, rebirth of good desires, beset me round. These joiceth in the mansions of eternal peace. good desires, were begotten by the powerful principle of Truth in my heart; but that which is at enmity with the good would draw down the
ESTHER TUKE. affections to earth, or settle the mind at ease. / Dear Friendl S E _Inder the humbling So that there is need always to watch and to pray dispensation we have lately passed through, my without ceasing, in order to witness Divine ap. mind hath many times been drawn near to thee ; probation.
and after the departure of our dear friend John I feel that nature is on the decline, and my | Woolman, there seemed a strong inclination to faculties weakening; therefore I want the help of salute thee with a few lines, and let thee know a my dear children to watch my steps, lest I stum- little how he was in the course of his painful ble and fall. Let us then take heed, my son ; l affliction. And though it may now seem rather and so run as to obtain a glorious crown at last, la repetition, as several accounts have been sent that we may join the host of holy spirits made to London, yet as no one was more with him. perfect through suffering.
por had greater opportunities to observe the state Dost thou go to Friends' meetings? or hast of his mind, a few hints concerning him, with a thou quite thrown off the esteem thou ought to copy of some expressions dropped at sundry have for thy mother's profession, and which times, I believe will not be unacceptable. He should be thine also. O William, seek true wis
was exceedingly afraid from the first, of giving dom. It is a glorious ornament. May blessings I needless trouble to any : but his disorder increasfrom beneath, and blessings from above, be showered down on thy head, who art thus sepa-l sary, he desired I would stay with him, and not rated from thy brethren, and from thy affectionate sleep out of the house, till I saw an alteration; mother,
which I very willingly complied with. And INCREASE WOODWARD.
though it was exceedingly trying to see him On the first day of the year, 1800, my son labor under unspeakable affliction, and I could William Woodward was visited with a solemn render so little relief, yet I have many times call to prepare for death ; and I hope he did im- been thankful in being favored to attend him : prove his short stay in this world, which was four for as I never saw one bear so much before, so I months and ten days. He departed this life on never beheld the like fortitude, patience, and the 10th day of the 5th month, 1800.
steady resignation. His hope and confidence Thus are the cares and exercises of my mind was so strong and firmly fixed, that the greatest on account of my dearly beloved son, ended in storms of affliction were not able to move him, his removal from this changing, uncertain ele- or ever cause him to utter one impatient word, ment. And now, we hope, he rejoices in heaven. indicating he thought any thing too hard : and So be it, - wishes the parent, who much desired though he was not free to take much medicine, his eternal peace.
yet he attended so much to the progress of the Alas! my beloved son! how wast thou disorder, and his own feelings as to what suited changed! Though thou wast like the goodly for healing, or cooling nourishment, &c., that cedar, a little while ago, thou art now blasted our apothecary, a man we think of singular judgand fallen ! fallen as from high places, and ment in that disorder, not a Friend, said, he did brought down by an adverse wind, too powerful. not know how he could be better ordered than The mildew, the blight, and decay have struck he ordered himself; except towards the last, he at thy root; and thou art fallen, withered, and seemed to need something more cordial, and gone from mutability ;-thy prospects all broken, which he was not unwilling to take, but his -and a final disappointment of thy hopes! Thus throat was then so closed that he could not
are the expectations of men cut off, as to the swallow but with the greatest difficulty, yet often • things of this world.
strove, when it was distressing to see him under
his great weakness and the pain that it caused | lieving that his day's work is finished, and his him; and at times he quietly said, “I believe I measure of suffering filled up: and I scarce ever I must in a little time give it over and try no expected his recovery during his sickness, though more;” and it seemed twice wholly closed up. there were many favorable symptoms, for, on But as a further detail of these painful circum- looking at the path, and the unspeakable difficulstances cannot be of use, and are exceedingly ties that would attend his travelling, &c., it affecting to me to relate, shall leave them and seemed often clear to me that he would be de. say, that though to us be appeared in some things livered from it by death, or have liberty in his singular, and the path he trod straiter than the mind respecting the use of some things. I have liberty some of us have thought that the truth sometimes thought there might be a providential gives, yet I may say to thee, that I cannot help hand in his taking and dying with the small-pox, thinking, it was the way truth led him. And for if he had gone off in almost any other disthough it is not for us to endeavor to step into order, one might have feared his manner of liv. the same strait way, except from the like call, ing, and the hardships he was exposed to, had yet we may be thankful that we are allowed more occasioned it; but for this disease, his manner liberty, and can in a more comfortable manner of living might seem a fit preparation; and the enjoy the temporal blessings afforded us. And on apothecary, so skilful in it, said, before he saw looking at this, and the little comfort he had, it him, that no person living as he understood he was cause of stumbling to my mind, and brought had, could be much afflicted by having a great me to an enquiry, what returns I made, and how load of small pox. But he found his mistake, far I walked answerable to what I enjoyed far and diligently attended him, expressing an beyond merit. I have sometimes thought his anxious solicitude for his recovery; and divers singular abstemious way, so conspicuous and times, with tears in his eyes, expressed his astonstriking, may be a means to draw divers others ishment to see, as he said, such a perfect and upto the like examination; and I know of nothing right man upon earth. John Woolman frein this luxurious and licentious age more likely quently conversed with him, with great openness, to begin a reformation, than a solid consideration and when he deviated in his judgment from the of this sort. Do we not see how pride and super- Doctors, he gave such reasons as were to him fluity, in meats drinks and apparel, abound satisfactory. He attended the funeral, and said amongst us, and, like a torrent, seem to carry all ! afterwards, he could scarce forbear giving testibefore them, and I think cry loudly for a stop? mony to the audience concerning him, but forFor my part, the prospect is often so distressing, bore, knowing it would be an intrusion upon us. on account of training up our own children, and Indeed, a Methodist preacher said a few words the like difficulties other religious parents lay at the grave side, with which divers of us were under, that my life is often a life of mourning well satisfied, though not prudent to tell him so. and lamentation ; for it seems scarce possible to I think now to conclude, being rather afraid bring them up in the way they should walk; of being tedious ; after saying, that we are beand if we could, there seems little probability, ginning to be disappointed at not seeing thee without something extraordinary, that they would here; but as thou intended it, I would hope we be kept in it; such is the example, such the may yet see thee before thy return; which would giving way in general, and, with sorrow it may be a little reviving in these drooping days, to be said, in many that should be as leaders. If thy sincere friend and poor little fellow traveller this good man's example in life and in death in the hope and fellowship of the gospel. should have a tendency, as I hope it may, to
ESTHER TUKE. draw some to inspect a little closer than they | York, 10th mo. 14th, 1772. have hitherto done, we should be careful how we take off the weight, by blaming a singularity, Some persons think of obedience as if it were which, if compared with our holy Pattern, we nothing else, and could be nothing else, than shall find, I think, not far out of the way. servitude. And it must be admitted that con
And now I hope, though we are pretty much strained obedience is so. He who obeys by strangers to each other, as to the outward, that compulsion and not freely, wears a chain upon thou wilt be sensible that my thus communicat- bis spirit, which continually frets and torments, ing my private thoughts is in that love in which while it confines him. But this is not Christian there is freedom, and with a hope that thou wilt obedience. To obey with the whole heart, in treat me in like manner. I am far from suppos- other words, to obey as God would have us, is ing thou hast judged hardly of John Woolman, essentially the same as to be perfectly resigned but I believe some here away will, and would be to the will of God. And he must bave strange glad perhaps to find flaws in his singularity, to notions of the interior and purified life, who sudcover themselves, and stave off a narrow scrutiny poses that the obedience which revolves conand inspection into their own conduct and ex- stantly and joyfully within the limits of the ample.
Divine will, partakes of the nature of servitude. I am far from mourning that he is gone, be. On the contrary, true obedience, which has its