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for every three hundred feet in perpendicular

height. He will never make any noise in the world !" How often do we hear these words sneeringly used by men in speaking of their contemporaries.

SOMETHING FOR WRITERS. Especially do we hear them from the lips of 1. Be brief. This is the age of telegraphs educated men, who have acquired some little and stenography. notoriety, upon which they pride themselves. 2. Be pointed. Don't write all around a subThey seem to think a fellow man a cipher, un-ject without hitting it. less he courts applause, and makes, like them-] 3. State facts, but don't stop to moralize. It is selves, some little nook or corner of the earth drowsy business. Let the reader do his own ring with his name. The injustice of this is dreaming evident. Many a man has been eminently use- 4. Eschew prefaces. Plunge at once into ful to the world, who has made no noise in it. your subject, like a swimmer in cold water. Thousands there are who toil, not for the glare 5. If you have written a sentence that you of notoriety, digito pretereuntium monstrari, but thing particularly fine, draw your pen through for a higher and nobler purpose ; and shall it be it. A pet child is always the worst in the a reproach to them, that they have only done family. that which Providence designed that they should 6. Condense. Make sure that you really have do? No, surely; it is enough that they have an idea, and then record it in the shortest pos" acted well their part” in the sphere which sible terms. We want thoughts in their quintHeaven has assigned them, be it ever so humble essence. or unhonored. It is enough if they have ap- 7. When your article is complets, strike out plied themselves to the practical business of life, nine-tenths of the adjectives. The English is a and in the noiseless tenor of their way have op- strong language, but it won't bear too much posed vice and aided virtue-or if, being educat “ reducing." ed men, they have added the charm of lettered 8. Avoid all highflown language. The plainelegance to the common pursuits of business, est Anglo-Saxon words are the best. Never use and tempered with the glow of benevolence the stilts when legs will do as well. severe spirit of acquisition. In short, it is they 9. Make your sentences short. Every period who practically, though quietly, serve the best is a mile stone, at which the reader may halt and interests of their fellow men and not those rest himself. who, for selfish ends, climb the dizzy steep of fame-that live the true life of man, and should

HOW TO MEND CHINA. be deemed an honor to their race. - Christian Observer.

From an English almanac we, a long time since, cut a receipt for mending china, and the

opportunity having occurred for trying, we found ONE REASON FOR COLD ON ELEAVTIONS.

| it admirable, the fracture scarcely being visible

after the article was repaired. It is thus made; It is a curious scientific fact, that the atoms of take a very thick solution of gum arabic in water, air, as we ascend, are at greater distances from ! and stir it into plaster of Paris until the mixture each other. If the distance between any two becomes a viscous paste. Apply it with a brush atoms is diminished, they give out heat, or ren-l to the fractured edges and stick them together. der it sensible; whereas, if the distance between In three days the article cap not again be broken them be increased, they store it away. The lin the same place. The whiteness of the cement supper strata are sensibly colder than the lower, renders it

the lower, renders it doubly valuable.—Exchange paper. not because the atoms have less heat, but because the heat is diffused through a larger space when the atoms are farther apart. One pound

It is estimated that there are 600,000,000 of of air at the level of the sea, within the tropics,

ithin the tropics human beings who use tobacco, and that the may be said to contain no more heat than the world produces annually 1,180,000,000 pounds same weight at the top of the highest mountain. / of this fascinating and poisonous weed. Opium perpetually covered with snow. It is for this eaters number about 100,000,000. The value reason that the same wind which is warm in the of these articles consumed, to say nothing of cofvalley, becomes colder as it ascends the sides of fee and tea, is computed at $300,000,000 per the mountain. The diminishing pressure allows annum. the air to expand and store away its heat. It is therefore not the snow on the tops of the Live well, and make virtue thy guide, and mountains which cools the air, but it is the rari- then let death come sooner or later, it matters ty of the air which keeps the snow itself from not. Then it will be a friendly band that opens melting. As a general law, the decrease of the inlet to a certain happiness, and puts an end temperature amounts to one degree, Fahrenheit, to doubtful and alloyed pleasures.

ON THE WORKS AND ATTRIBUTES OF THE , leave the Creator without a witness. He oply ALMIGHTY.

hides his own splendor for a while, to disclose Contemplate the great scenes of nature, and

alto you a more glorious scene—to show the imaccustom yourselves to connect them with the

ha mensity of space filled with worlds unnumbered, perfections of God. All vast and unmeasurable,

that your imaginations may wander, without a objects are fitted to impress the soul with awe. "

" limit, in the vast creation of God. The mountain which rises above the neighbor

What a field is bere opened for the exerccise ing hill, and hides its head in the sky—the

Lof every pious emotion ! and how irresistibly do

such contemplations as these awaken the sepsisounding, unfathomed, boundless deep-the ex-li panse of heaven, where, above and around, no:

Tbility of the soul! Here is infinite power to simit checks the wondering eye ;—these objects

impress you with awe; here is infinite wisdom fill and elevate the mind

to fill you with admiration; here is infinite

they produce a solemn. frame of spirit, which accords with the senti

goodness to call forth your gratitude and love.

The correspondence between these great objects ment of religion. From the contemplation of what is great and

and the affections of the human heart is estabmagnificent in nature, the soul riscs to the

lished by nature itself; and they need only to Author of all. We think of the time which

be placed before us, that every religious feeling preceded the birth of the universe, when no!"

may be excited.-MOODIE. being existed but God alone. While unnum

PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. bered systems arise in order before us, created

Defore us, created FLOUR AND MEAL.-The Atlantic advices are un. by his power, arranged by his wisdom, and filled favorable for breadstuffs. Sales of standard and rather with his presence,-the earth and the sea, with better brands are made at $5 25 per brand, and at $6 all that they contain, are hardly beheld amidst a 7 for extra family and fancy brands. Nothing doing the inimeusity of his works. In the boundless in

dlace in Rye Flour or Corn Meal; we quote the former at

$4 50, and the latter ai $3 25 per barrel. subject the soul is lost. It is He who sitteth on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants but the demand for it is limited. Sales of 2,500 bush

| GRAIN.-There is a fair amount of Wheat offering, thereof are as grasshoppers. He weigheth the els good red at$1 15 a $1 25 per bus., afloat, and good mountains in scales. He taketh up the isles as white at $1 28 a $1 32 bushel. Sales of Rye at 75 a a very little thing. Lord. what is man. that|78 c. Corn is in good request-sales of 4,000 bush

" els old yellow at 80 a 81 cts., and prime dry new at thou art mindful of him !

160 a 62 cts. Oats--sales of Southern at 35 cents per The face of nature is sometimes clothed with bus. Sales of Pennsylvania Barley at 85 cts. terror. The tempest overturns the cedars of CLOVERSEED is scarce at 5 00 a 5 25 per 64 lbs. Lebanon, or discloses the secrets of the deep. Nothing doing in Timothy or Flaxseed. The pestilence wastes—the lightning consumes -the voice of the thunder is heard on high. / HESTERFIELD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR Let these appearances be connected with the U YOUNG MEN AND BOYS.—The Winter sespower of God. These are the awful ministers of sion of this Institution will commence on the 16th of his kingdom. The Lord reigneth, let the people 11th month 1857, and continue twenty weeks. tremble. Who would not fear thee, O King of).

XT TERMS-$70 per session, one half payable in advance,

'Ithe other in the middle of the session. pations! By the greatness of thy power thine No extra charges. For further information address enenrics are constrained to bow.

HENRY W. RIDGWAY, Crosswicks P. O., Burling. Pause for a while, ye travellers on the earth, ton Co., N. J. to contemplate the universe in which you dwell,l 10th mo. 3–3 m. and the glory of Him who created it. What a DOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, near the Chelscene of wonders is here presented to your view!|D tou Hills Station, on the North Pennsylvania RailIf beheld with a religious eye, what a temple road. for the worship of the Almighty! The earth is Gayner Heacock will open a school 12th mo. 7th, spread out before you, reposing amidst the deso- and continue 16 weeks, where the usual branches of

an English education will be taught, and every attenlation of winter, or clad in the verdure of the

of winter, or clad in the verdure of the tion paid to the health and comfort of the children. spring- smiling in the beauty of summer, or Terms $40. No extra charges. Books furnished loaded with autumnal fruit;--opening to an end at the usual prices. less variety of beings the treasures of their Address

JOSEPH HEACOCK, Maker's goodness, and ministering subsistence Jenkintown P. O., Montgomery Co., Penna.

9 mo. 26--8 t. and comfort to every creature that lives. The heavens, also, declare the glory of the

I ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR Lord. The sun cometh forth from his chambers L YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. It is intended to to scatter the shades of night, inviting you to the commence the next Session of this Institution on the repewal of your labors, adorning the face of na- 2d of 11th mo., 1857. Terms: $65 for twenty weeks. ture, and, as he advances to his meridian bright- For reference and further particulars, inquire for cir

BENJ. SWAYNE, Principal. ness, cherishing every herband every flower that London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa. springeth from the bosom of the earth. Nor, when he retires again from your view, doth hel Merribew & Thompson, Prs.,Lodge St, North side Penda. Bank.




No. 38.

muumor EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS: j such frequent attacks of indisposition, as caused

her physician to entertain little or no hope of PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE, ultimate recovery : she was not able to attend No. 324 South Fifth Street,

meetings till near the end of the year, about PUILADELPHIA,

which time she writes as follows: Every Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay. “I have gone three times to the Fryers meetable in advance. Three copies sent to one address for ling house : it tried my frame sensibly, but afresh Five Dollars.

Communications must be addressed to the Publisher convinced me who was, and continues to be, free of expense, to whom all payments are to be made. strength in weakness; having been assisted be

yond what I could have looked for, so that, EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF MARY DUDLEY. although I scarcely expect an establishment in (Continued from page 579.)

even usual health will ever be my experience, I 1798. An affection of the lungs, under which have latterly conceived that my continuance in my beloved mother had suffered for several time might be lengthened out, and feel desirous months, became in the spring increasingly seri. I that every portion of strength intrusted may be ous; and her cough, with other alarming symp-occupied with, according to the will of the gratoms, brought her so low as to cause much ap- cious Giver. Some unfoldings of duty have prehension in the minds of her family and been recently afforded, and whether or not I may friends, and induce her medical attendants to be drawn to visit a few families, or attend any recommend a sea voyage and short residence at meetings in adjacent places, I do believe I ought Bristol Hot-wells. It was with peculiar reluc- to stand resigned to move as bodily strength is tance she yielded to this advice, as the awfully furnished, in order that the remainder of my disturbed state of Ireland in the year 1798 pre- stay here may be filled up to the relief and peace cluded her affectionate husband from accompany- of my mind.” ing her ; but in this trial of faith and patience In accordance with these views she applied to she was mercifully supported, under the belief her Monthly Meeting for a certificate, in the folthat it was her duty to use every means for the lowing address : restoration of her health. She was in so weak “MY DEAR FRIENDS,—Notwithstanding my a state on leaving bome, that some friends who leaving home was under different prospects than assisted her on board the packet expressed it as the probability of any religious engagement, nor their opinion that she was then leaving Ireland does the degree of bodily strength yet experinever to return : euch, however, was not the will enced warrant an expectation of much of this of Him who had repeatedly brought her up as nature being required; yet being sensible of infrom the gates of death, and graciously designed creasing exereise, and desirous to have the time again to qualify ber for His service.

spent on this side the water, as well as the por. She embarked at Waterford with her eldest tion of health afforded, used as consistently with son and four daughters ; landed at Milford, and best direction as I may be favored to discover; after passing some weeks in that neighborhood, I feel resigned to mention, that an apprehension she was so far recovered as to proceed to Bristol exists in my mind that something is due from by sea. Her dear friend George Fisher met her me, in this city, and to parts adjacent, in which at Pill harbor and conducted her to his own I request liberty of the Monthly Meeting to move house ; he had recently lost his valuable wife, as truth may point out. I believe there are between whom and my dear mother a strong those among my dear friends in Clopmel, who friendship had subsisted, and her visit at that will feel with me in this exercise, and as soon as juncture seemed not only grateful to his affec- clearness is felt, transmit me their decision. After tionate feelings, but her religious sympathy sooth- spreading this prospect I may just add, that ing and helpful to his mind. She stayed much though separate in person, under the pressure of longer under his hospitable roof than was con- various infirmities and hidden conflicts, my spirit templated upon first going to Bristol. Her native bas often saluted, and renewedly does salute air and the waters of the Hot-wells proved, as you, my dear friends, wishing with my own your heretofore, beneficial to her health ; though her preseryation and establishment on the rock of amendment was very slow and interrupted by limmutable support; that whatever our individual allotments may be, we may experience that, number came. A solemn covering soon spread,

we have a strong city,' and know salvation to and though among a people to whom such a be 'appointed for walls and bulwarks.'

meeting was wholly new, it not being remem"I am in gospel and affectionate love your bered that any of this kind had ever been held friend,

M. DUDLEY. there, He, whom winds and waves obey, gra. Bristol, 11th mo. 22nd, 1798.”

ciously calmed by His own power, and to much After receiving the concurrence of her friends, outward stillness vouchsafed a quietudes which was readily granted, the first step she be to be expected. This so increased, that during lieved it right to take in the line of religious the previous travail and succeeding vocal en. duty, was to visit some of the larger families be- / gagement, the waters gradually rose, and the longing to the Monthly Meeting of Bristol, and conclusion of the season was memorably owned : she paid while in a weak state of health upwards a time wherein all that was feeling within me, of thirty visits. During this engagement, and and I believe other fellow travellers united in respecting some further service, she remarks as gospel fellowship, bowed in thankful acknow. follows:

ledgement of continued merciful regard. “In the procedure so far, frequent and closely! “We separated under a solid feeling, the peoexercising, have been my conflicts in and out of ple departing in much conimendable quietness; meetings, though in some of these merciful help / which I esteemed a peculiar favor, as our being has been vouchsafed, so that relief has been mea- at an inn had caused me to fear unsettlement surably obtained. Being sensible of a weighty after the meeting concern respecting the inhabitants of Temple. Her views extending, as ability of body Parish, I ventured to appoint a meeting at that increased, she travelled a good deal during meeting house on the evening of the 21th of 2nd the summer of 1799 in the counties of Sommo., which was large and soleninly favored. erset, Gloucester, Wilts, and Hereford ; visitThrough the extension of divine assistance, not ing the families of Friends in some places, only a door of utterance was granted but com.and holding above thirty public meetings, among fortable persuasion that one of entrance was also which were three at Bath, and one in the Town. opened ; so that renewed cause was administered

hall at Wells. At the latter place she had been to follow in the path of manifested duty, and the accustomed to enjoy much worldly pleasure in subsequent feeling of unmerited peace was truly early life, and was still re

early life, and was still remembered by some of precious. When this service was accomplished,

the more respectable inhabitants. Many of these I felt increasingly drawn towards some little manifested an affectionate recollection and esteem places in the north division of this county, and for her character, when thus among thein as a on the 3rd of the 3rd mo. proceeded to Sidcot,

minister of the gospel ; several about her own where I sat an exercising meeting with Friends, age acknowledging that there was more solid under a deep sense of the want of life, and preysatisfaction in the path she had wisely chosen alence of an indolent, unconcerned spirit, where

than could ever result from self-gratification, by the burden of the sensible feeling part was

though the pursuit of this still occupied and was abundantly increased.

| allowed to engross their minds. " Second day, 4th. attended the appointed. While in Bristol she visited three men who meeting at Sidcot, which was large and quiet : were under sentence of death in Newgate, and supplication early went forth, and He who raiseth continuing much exercised on their account, and answereth prayer graciously drew near, sen- wrote the following letter, which was conveyed sibly qualifying for the portion of labor allotted, |

to them a few days before their execution, and and spreading the canopy of pure love, under appeared to be both seasonable and comforting. which names and distinctions seem lost, and that One of the men requested a religious person who gpirit which breathes peace on earth and good attended them to the last, to express his sense of will to men happily prevails.

the kindness, and tell the Friend who had mani. « 4th day, 6th. We attended Claverham

fested such concern for them, that her words meeting in course, which was a season of very

were fulfilled in his experience, for his prison deep exercise, my poor mind being unusually had indeed become as a palace, and in the immeplunged into a state where faith was at so low diate prospect of death he would not change situa. an ebb that very little prospect of relief opened, / tions with the king on his throne. though a necessity for moving seemed felt. To “MY DEAR BRETHREN,-For so I can call my humbling admiration, help was so extended, you in that love and deep solicitude which allows that from one of the lowest it became a time of no distinction of names to religion, I feel with considerable relief, through honest plain dealing and for you in the flowings of gospel love, and with the indifferent and lukewarm, while encour- under this influence could spend hours with you agement was sweetly felt to an exercised and in your solitary and awful situation ; but I fear deeply tried remnant, hidden but precious in the your even beholding the persons of any, unless Lord's sight. In the afternoon went to Long. those who are of necessity about you, lest your ford, where at the hour appointed a considerable minds should be drawn to any thing inferior to

the great object which you ought every moment I thing. When properly inculcated, however, it to have in view. I therefore adopt this method is the very first and most important thing, and of beseeching you to endeavor to draw near to nothing else is valuable without it. A variety the spring of living help, which is mercifully with of well digested knowledge will indeed happily and in you, as an infallible means of opening to prepare the way for its reception and efficacy; you, not only all your wants, but the glorious but if it be absent, all possible knowledge is remedy provided for their supply. This, my " as sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.” friends, is Christ in you,' the promised reprover Religion is the only sure foundation of virtue; for transgression, and comforter of the contrite and what is any human being, young or old, penitent soul which leans upon him. Oh ! let rich or poor, without virtue? He cannot be your attention be inward and deep, your eye trusted, he cannot be respected, confided in, or singly turned to His all-convincing, saving light. loved. Religion is the only sure index of duty; He is the good Samaritan, the searcher and and how can any one pursue an even or a reputbinder up of those wounds that sin has made, able course, without rules and without princiand can by His own power so apply the oil and ples? Religion is the only guide to true hapthe wine, as to restore the distressed, mournful piness; and who is there so hardy as to assume traveller to soundness and peace. Oh! that this the tremendous responsibility of withholding may be your individual experience; then will those instructions and consolations, which dispel your prison be as a palace, and your dismission doubt, soothe affliction, make the bed of sick. out of this world a door of entrance into a state ness, spread the dying pillow, and open the gates of liberty and endless rest. Let nothing divert of an effulgent futurity ? your minds from the essentially necessary state Let then religion be the primary object in the of inward retirement, and waiting upon the education of the young. Let it mingle naturalLord : and may He who can only preach spirit- ly, easily, and gracefully in all their pursuits and ual deliverance to the captive, graciously do His acquirements. Let it be rendered intelligible, own work, even cleanse from sin, finish trans. attractive and practical. Let it win their af. gression, and make you, by His redeeming sanc fections, command their reverence, and insure tifying power, meet for His pure and holy king their obedience.-- Greenwood's Sermon. dom; thus, in a manner not to be fully described, prays your concerned and deeply sympathizing friend,

M. D.

For Priends' Intelligencer. “ Bristol, 4th mo. 29th, 1799."

I offer the following extract for insertion, be(To be continued.)

lieving it may be " a word in season" to some

of our scattered members, who, through the inRELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

firmities of age or other discouragements, may

sometimes suffer their seats in our assemblies to a religious education. I do not mean by this, I be found vacant.

J. that children should be bound down to the read.

1802.-“ One thing I seem inclined to mening of the Bible, chapter by chapter, and the tion for thy encouragement: and that is, to re. regular rehearsal of a catechism, and the me

quest affectionately, that thou wilt not let dischanical repetition of a few hymns, and that couragements take place, as to the attendance it then should be taken for granted, that their

of meetings for discipline at a distance, now religiuus education was complete. I would

that your borders as a quarterly meeting are enreach after something far more definite, solid larged, and the remoteness may be an additional and practicable. I would insist that they should | bar to thy going. I believe thy company will be be made to understand the laws of God, and to see strengthening and encouraging to the rightly and feel their application to their own bosoms concerned present, and their company will be and their own daily conduct; that they should reviving and consoling to thee. Let not thy be well grounded in all their personal and re- deafness discourage thee; thy being, in measure, lative duties, by those who are well qualified to gathered into thy own exercise, will, I believe, instruct them; that each individual should be help forward the cause. Even the countenance enabled to form for himself a set of clear and of an Israelite, I believe, strengthens many a inmoveable principles, from which should per-| drooping mind; and there are opportunities now petually spring up the practice of honesty, sobrie- and 'then, though it may not be our lot to be ty, industry, humility, benevolence, and all the very active, of manifesting on whose side we are. consenting virtues.

So that I am inclined, from some persuasion of I would repeat, that a mere lip religion will its usefulness and fitness, to encourage those, not do, will not answer the purpose. Religion who, with thyself, sincerely love the cause of must bear down, as it were, with a nicely ad- Truth, to keep close to it publicly, even in de justed pressure, on all human actions and clining days, as to age. I have been of the events; it must be woven in through the whole mind for some time, that if things go on well, texture of life and conversation, or it is a useless the more active part in our meetings for dis

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