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Prolluyterlaa Banner' Vol. Vl' 1f o. 51.
presbyterial.. Advoeatel Vol. XX" Me" 40.1
DAVID MeKINNEY, Editor and Proprietor. ,
God's Praise.
Moses, thou man of G,,d, what hest thou done,
'That thy pure words should be divorced from
;Samuel, what halt thou taught, that we should
To mingle with our songs in public lays?
The son of Jessie sings a sacred song;
So does Isaiah sweep the sounding lyre;
Who hath required that I should choose but one,
And seal the other's glowing lips of fire ?
Why must I shun to 'sing what Daniel says?
Must I repentant Jonah treat with scorn?
When Jeremiah pours his mournful lays,
Shall I not with him mourn the*Church forlorn?
Are angel anthems dangerous fire to burn
Upon God'e altar in the Church below?
Songs that are heard in heaven before the throne,
May we not sing them upon pain of woe ?
Praise him on strings, and pipes, and with the
Of harp and organ swell the sacred song ;
All people praise the Lord the earth around,
With heart, and sold, and instrument, and tongue.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate.
God Works by Xeans.
The language of God. to his people is now,
as of old : The Lord is with you while ye be
with him; and if ye seek him, he will be
found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will
forsake you.
Who, that has been a careful and inter
ested observer of the dealings of the Lord
with the Church, since the commencement
of the present great revival, hes not felt that
there has been a literal fulfillment of this
Promise and threatening?
Has any church been without special man
ifestations of God's presence ? .That church
did not set itself to seek earnestly the out
pouring of the Spirit. Perhaps some mem
bers cf it startled from indifference at hear
ing what God was doing in other places,
have uttered a few prayers for similar hies.
sings, but not with the persevering importu
nity of that faith which realizes the greatness
of the blessing sought, and gives not up till
it comes.
Some churches that have been revived,
are relapsing into a cold or lukewarm state.
Is the Lord's hand shortened,*that it cannot
save, or his ear heavy, that it cannot hear?
In these churches there watt a wrestling with
God in prayer, an earnest seeking of him in
ordinances; but when the Lord said, Open
your mouth wide and I will fill it, the hun
gering was gone. Chrittians, satisfied with
blessings already received, looked not for
more and greater. From fields White - for
the harvest a few sheaves were gathered in,
and they seemed to think the work done.
What I the work done, while crowds are
thronging the way to destruction, and Satan'
laboring. with ceaseless vigilance to regain
lost ground ! See the results of listless in
activity on the part of God's people. Those
young disciples, just gathered in from the
world, copying the example, and unaided
by the ptayers and efforts of those longer in
the Christian race, have failed to take that
high and holy stand in religion which the
honor of Christ's cause' demands. That
prayer•meeting where late, rich blessings
were called down,
has been given up. In
the sanctuary, where all was solemn atten
tion how great the change Thu Christian
brother, down whose cheek was seen flowing
the tear of penitence for sin, or of joy for
returning wanderers, now slumbers in his
pew. That poor sinner, who sat solemn and
thoughtful while the calls and threatenings
of God's Word were proclaimed, amid the de
scending influences of the Spirit, now with
wandering eye or careless smile, shows he
feels no more: The threatening is fulfilled:
If you foreake me; I will forsake you.
In some places the Lord is still sought
and found. Joyful tidings reach our ears,
of glorious manifestations of God's presence
where his people have not grown weary of
calling upon him. What he is doing in
these places he is waiting to do in others.
Fearful is the weight of guilt, which must
rest on every church, and every professing
Christian, who "comes not up to the help of
the Lord against the mighty." Let not any
timid Christian shrink from the service of
God, from a sense of weakness or unworthi
ness. God can, and does carry on his work
through the instrumentality of those who
have "no ny'ght," S.M.
for the Preebytorlan Banner and Advocate.
Strong Language.
Ma. EDITOR :—lt is certainly one of the
peculiarities of our progressive age, that its
language is most intense. The commonest
idea is faintly expressed .In double superla
tives, while the simple positive is insipid.
It is amusing to read the leaders of our
journals, and see m
how molehills swell to
mountains • under the magic wand of . the
writer's pen. The least error of an op
ponent becomes a most flagrant crime, and
groat crimes—of which indeed the political
and commercial world afford a large supply
—Cannot be described. In the match be
tween strong language and great crimes, the
latter comes out very many lengths ahead,
and chiefly because the former exhausts its
strength at the first leap. In trade, however,
the habit of strong language leads sometimes
to mistakes which are anything but pleasant.
A few years ago, - having occasion for
some paper, I sent an order to a respectable
firm in your city for a ream of " good
foolscap." The paper was soon forwarded;
but to my eyes it seemed wretchedly bad,
uneven, discolored, rough, utterly unfit for
mi purpose. Along with the parcel, how
ever, came .en advertisement of the firm,
from which I learned that they had good,
fine, supe r Titre, extra, doubts. extra, with
a multitude of satin, hot, and double finishes,
surfaces, &c. The mistake was, that I consid
ered good as meaning good; they used it to
denote the lowest and worst possible grade.
Having recently begun to keep houSb, I
sent for my first sack of flour to a mill re
juiciog in the epithet of " Diamond French
Burr," with the direction to get good; but
when it was the kitchen, it was
instantly condemned. Taking the flour
back myself, in a pet, I told the " marched.
prince" of a miller, that it was bad. He
very coolly:, said they did not keep that
grade; that be had supposed I wanted, a
better article but he sent the kind I oink
for; and taking me in, I found there were
three different superfines, with several dis
tinct extras. Determined thig time to have
the best, I took the highest grade, " Prime
double extra superfine pearl," if I remem
ber; yet it proved no better than I have
often, when a boy, carried home across the
bank of a horse, from a country mill, before
they made millstones out of diamonds.
But this vice makes the most pitiful fig
ure, and does the most harm, in the bands
of religious men. Having picked'up a re
ligious periodical, recently, I noticed an
account of the destruction of a village by a
tornado, in which the writer, with the evident'
intention of being strong, commences, "On
the 30th of May last, a storm fiend
,(this ie
the right. name,) burst on the village of
E—." Fiend, I believe, is used to de
note a demon of the most savage and unruly ,
kind, and no'one can fail to notice the em
phasis, so delicately given, by seeming to
reflect, and adding the conviction that it
was the right word. He proceeds to show
that it behaved in a most savage manner.
"Seven were killed outright, . and ten or
twelve have died since." It must haV s e
been a most frantic devil, indeed, to kill so
many outright, besides mortally wounding
so many more; perhaps it had been drunk, and
was just recovering, which I notice puts the
human subject into about the fiercest mood.
But we confess to being pained. Here
is an agent for a benevolent Society, in
aping the silly vice of an irreligious press,
talkieg like a heathen, and in recording a
providence of the most awful kind, which
,have sobered all who heard of it,
and • caused them to stand devout and
thoughtful in the presence of Him who
holds the winds in his fist, leaving us without
a hint that the writer believes there is a
God at all. We are made to feel as if the
Persian doctrine of a malignant being be
yond. the control of the good God, were
revived, and that this Ahriman was loose in
the riot of his hate. Is such a manner of
writing consistent with religion ? We never
have a feeling of safety in listening to the
strange works of judgment abroad in the
land, unless there is a recognition of that
God whose wisdom,, love and power num
bers our hairs, and cares for the sparrows.
Tor thePreabyterlatk Banner and Advocate.
Camp-Meeting and Perfectionism.
SATURDAY, August. 280.858,
Da. MOKINNEY :—The usual annual
Capap-Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal
brethren, held on Low's oamp.ground, some
thirty miles from Baltimore, has just been
brought to a close. It will be remembered
that this meeting is held. in the vicinity of a
large Presbyterian community, formerly get
tled by Scotch and Scotch-Irish Presbyte
rians., These people, as a general thing,
hold tothe good old Bible faith of their an
t:meters, and partake largely of the fraternal
feeling exhibited, in our cities, at the present
time, by the different denominations toward
each other. 'To show this kindly feeling,
many of them have been 'in the habit of at
tending the camp-meeting one day during
its session, and by a tacit understanding,
Tuesday has been selected as the day of the
Presbyterian attendance—this being the
day on which communion is administered,
and hence fewer of those present who come
as mere pleasure seekers. Among others, I,
being in the vicinity, attended.
In the morning a .sermon was preached
from 1. Thee. v : 23—" And the very God of
peace sanctify you wholly : and I pray God
your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be pre
served blameless unto the. coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ." The afternoon sermon
was from Mark : 47—" Jesus, thou son
of David, have mercy on me."
With the latter sermon I was pleased., It
was a sermon to which all could - subscribe,
and by which all who heard should be ben
efited. The first speaker, however, in my
opinion, committed a great mistake, and a
mistake, I am quite sure, he will not have
the opportunity of,committing in the pres
ence of so many of the same Presbyterian
friends, for some time to come. M_y reasons
will appear in the Sequel. The speaker's
theme was, "entire sanctification in this
life." He commenced by stating that it
was possible he should not be able to go
through 'with 'the services, as' his feelings
were what he would like, them to be at the
end of the sermon; thus creating the expee.
tation of a warm, hehrt.felt discourse. From
this, however, he, proceeded to give some
exegesis of the text, stating that wholly,
(oloteleis, from olos, the whole, and. telos, the
end,) meant every part, and that spirit, soul,
and body, included all that the most pee
found Psycologist could claim, as belonging
to man. Then, after a few remarks on en
tire sanctification in this life, he proceeded
to attack, in a covert manner, those who
deny, it ; attempting to show that their
prayers were inconsistent and contradictory,
charging the good old Scottish Divine,
Thomas Chalmers, with advancing old hea
then philosophy, (meaning Gnosticism,)
&e. Never have I listened to worse logic,
from a man whose style bespoke some intei.
lectual attainment. I shall not attempt,
however, a farther synopsis of the discourse,
as what I have given will show its drift.
The whole sermon I have merely called a
mistake, because he bad a right in a human
point of view, to preach on a controverted
point, if he chose; and had an equal right
to choose the very day when Presbyterians
were in the habit of being present, to preach
it. And in selecting his point, too, be had
a right- to select one which is regarded as
most.fearful in its consequences, tending to
make poor sinful man self-righteous—mak
ing him believe that he can be more holy
than Adam in the garden of Eden. Surely
Presbyterians will be less likely, hereafter,
to go and take their children where they
will be liable to meet with such "mistakes,'
to have their minds infused with a doctrine
which they regard as unsafe, as very dan
gerous.. N.G.K.
Know you what Eternity is ? It is a
shoreles ocean, a boundless desert, a fathom
less abyss. It is time, but time again be
come niotionleis as before the creation. It
endures, and it does not endure. It moves
on, yet it moves not. And the damned
strive in vain to measure it. And a lam
entable voice is heard from hour to hour
crying, What time, Oh ! what time is it
now ! And the voice of another unhappy
wretch groans, It is Eternity,—The Priest
and Ifuguenot.
.1 From - our London Correspondent.
The Two Great Events—Cherbourg and Louis Na
poleon—The Good Sense of Victoria—The ,Lead
ing Objects of the Emperor—The Paris Press—
Imaginary Conversations and He. Punch—Two
Nembers of Parliament at Cherbourg—Their
Impressions—The troy at the Atlantic Cable Suc
cess—What the "Times" says—The Future of
the Telegraph—The Indian " Religious" Ques
tion—Deputation to Lord.Stanley—His Charac-
ter—His Peculiar VistosHindoo Temple Sap
pore—Broken Vows—lleasons for Hope—The
Confessional in Etoland, The Queen in Prussia
—Sweden and Toleration—Postscript.
LONDON, August 13th, 1858.
The Two GREAT EVENTS of the last
fortnight continue to excite deep interest.
The opening of the Cherbourg military
docks, with the presence of two Sovereigns,
and one of these the Queen of England,
(against whose kingdom Cherbourg was de
signed by the first Napoleon, as a..menace,)
is a very remarkable incident in modern
history. It showed admirable 'good sense
in Queen Victoria, that she gracefully ac
cepted the Emperor's invitation., She might
have shown "sulk," or suspicion; but no !
she went with open hand and trustful heart,
and the effect on public feeling and opinion
all over Europe undoubtedly is favorable to
the interests of international peace.
The Times still growls and is angry at
the expense of a channel fleet which Cher
bourg renders necessary. But there has
been a virulence in its articles which is un
worthy of it, and which seems to arise from
secret allegiance to Palmerston,. and an in
tention to. make the present Cabinet nn
comfortable. It is true that Napoleon is a
despot, but it is his interest to keep peace
with England, and at the same time to flat
ter the vanity and love of "glory" in his
army and navy, as well as among the people
at large. Both these objects I believe he
has sought to unite in the Cherbourg affair.
He would be a very Judas, infamous to all
time, were he to belie the loving words he
used in the presence of the Queen, at the
banquet of his own Admiral's ship. Her
husband, the Prince Consort, says of the
alliance, that "it is 'the basis of mutual
prosperity, and the blessing of Heaven will
not be wanting to it."
The Emperor's feelings are, I think, best
expressed in his speech at the •inauguration
of the statue of Napoleon 1., on which .the
Pays makes the following remarks in the
sense of a commentary. I aubjoid to it the
remarks of two other papers:
Never, at any other period, did there exist such
excellent prospects for peace as at the present
day. Our national pride is completely satisfied.
When we were suffering from the recollections of
two invasions, and from the treaties which were
their consequence, France naturally sought for an
opportunity of avenging these disasters and mis
fortunes, and looked impatiently on peace; it is
for this reason that a war policy—in spite of the
interests which it menaced—was almost 'popular
for thirty years. The Crimean war, the treaty of
Paris, which gloriously brought it to a close,
avenged the treaties of 1815. -Under the reign
of Napoleon lIL, France resumed her national
rank and influence in Europe ; she feels herself as
strong and as respected as when ruled by Louis
XIV. and Napoleon I.; moreover, she enjoys
greater calm than in those days of gigantic strug
•The Debags has the following :
We gladly welcome these words of peace and
justice, for we believe that they correctly repre
sent the real signification of the fetes which have ,
been brought to a close at Cherbourg.
And now let us hear the Pays :
This speech, which has been received with gen
uine enthusiasm in France, will be equally well
received on the other side of the Channel, where
it will consolidate the work commenced by the in-,.
terview of the two Sovereigns. Ace >rding to the
testimony of unprejudiced eye-witnesses, the atti
tude of the Englishmen who had collected in the
port and town of Cherbourg, proved that a rapid'
reaction had led the most irritated minds to return
to a correct appreciation of the Imperial policy.
and conseqently to the sentiment of admiration
always excited by moderation united with
strength. With the development of our power,
our alliance will become more valuable, while the
chances of war will disappear. It is also certain
that the knowledge of our strength will render
us more indulgent toward the capricious csnadnot
of our allies, and will diminish national preju
dices. •
Our witty Mr. Punch puts the following
ideal, yet characteristic, words,- into the lips
of Rothschild, the Jew, Gilpin, the Quaker,
and Warren, the Author, who is so strongly
opposed to the admission of the Jews, and .
is a Conservat:ye :
Baron Rothschild, M. P., was next introduced
to the Emperor by Mr. Disraeli and Lord John
Russell. He said with a slight Hebrew accent:—
May it pleashe your Majesty. It gives me great
pleashure to come here as one of the Houshe of
Commons. For ten years I could not get so much
as my noshe inehide the Houshe, although I car
ried a leetle Lord on my back up to the very,door
every election (here he winked at Lord John.) but
be ushed to ehlip in like a weashle, and make a
leetle fuach about my shtanding outsbide, and
then he ushed to drop the shubject. Howhever,
am in, now, though they threaten to draw my
teeth, and nail my earsh to the bar, if I go near
the Lordsh. •Vell—vell—vee'll ghee, when the
time comsh. Now for bushineesh—if there is
peace betwixt England and France I vill back
both your Wash—but if there's war, I shall back
Mr.'John Bull's and my leetle hoosh over
here in Paris will do yoursh. So we vill tind the
shtakes on both . shides—Ra! Hal Ha!
Mr. Gilpin, M. P., then stepped forward and
said :—Louis Napoleon, if thee will put away
these. irrational guns, and knock down tht;se ex
pensive fortifications, thee wilt do more for civili
zation than thy blood-thirsty predeoestior of the
same name. I ask thee as a sensible man, and a
man of business, how can nations be expected to
attend to their shops, when they know there is a
powder mill in.the cellar? Why should not thee
and Victoria Guelph disband the armies of both
countries? Let the A division of Police be left
with her, and a similar number of the Garde
Muniolpale with thee. Let three fourpenny
steamers constitute our joint fleet, and—
[Here the Emperor walked away exclaiming,
" Il est You, it est fou," but his retreat, was
cut off by Samuel Warren, IVI. P., D. C. L.,
and Q. C., who first knookiva his forehead
against the pavement, and then throwing
himself into an attitude, said:
Sire, That Hebrew who addressed you is our
disgrace; he has already,, unahristianised the
}louse of Commons, and will. sho - rtly Judaise the
Peers. The Quaker is a wretched schismatic, and
orackbrained sectarian. Trial by jury, liberty of
the press, and our English literature—including
The Lily and the Bee, and Ten Thousand a Year --
e our real bulwarks; bulwarks stronger than
yoUr walls, more resistless than your cannon.
No man in our free country need despair: I my
self, though hitherto I have been very ill-used,
hope some day for a Judgeship, or to be made
Attorney General, or—
Lord Derby could stand this no longer, and
shouted sternly, "Lie down, Sir l" on which
Saniuel bowed, and collapsed.
Mr. Tite, M. P. (the celebrated architect)
wanted to ask the Emperor a question about the
seine and its purification. He was one of the
Committee, who had patriotically thrust their
noses into every sewer discharging into the
Thames. Drums, and flags, and guns, were toys
--verTgood for emblematic ornaments on build
ings of a military character, but 'otherwise mis-
, chievous. He thought, if he were permitted,
that be could make a good job of the Seine; the
state of the Thames was disgraceful—
Alderman Bloggs, M. 11, here broke in, in a
great state of excitement: Sire, it's beautiful!
Le Thames est tres deuce—
Mr. Tile. Sit down, air, and don't intorrul.t
me. Except the Royal Exchange, there is not a
monument in the City' which—
[Here the Emperor hinte that time was run
ning short.
Mr. Moline, M. P. and Q. .. - however, insisted
on being heard, and began r 'th that impressive
and condensed oratory wb h . so distinguishes
him Sire. Myself and the per honorable and
learned gentlemen who, in - oar Constitutional
House and High Court f Parliament, St.
tephen's, Parliament. Stree , in the City and
i p,.
Liberty of Westminster, sit "the same ' side of,
that Constitutional Flntse an 'Oldriaiiill'dkaihn
ilar to those of the noble for e round me=
The Emperor. I can't s and'lhis. (To Her
M—y, aside.) Dia done,' adame; qu' est quo
ass hommes la!'
Her M----y. Ce sent deaTerbyites, dei Radi.
cals, - et un Juif. . ', ; ~' ''
[Mr. Wilson, M. P., rose With' the intention of
delivering a lecture to pie 'Emperor 'on the
fundamental principle.Sor political economy,
but, he was received with such a shout of
"Who's your Hatter?" eat he sat down in
despair. . ~.
• (LA • • I , , , eaten.)
Alderman Bloggs has be had UP before the
Juge de Paiz, for being dr k and disorderly.
Bernal Osborne has sung comic songs with
immense effect, after the Im aerial Banquet, ac
cnmpanied by the celebrated ivier on the Horn.
H. t. H. the Prince Consortdies not appear to
relish. them, but botletheir jesties are in Icon
vulsions of laughter. Lord B ugham is embrac
ing Monsieur Dufin, and ha - solemnly adopted
France as his country. ' '
The Pera has just hoisted 'goals of distress.
No more champagne can be p cured in the neigh
borhood. It is feared that thgememberis on board
have mutinied.
to Cherbourg, in the spec ; h of Mr. Lyrid
say, a member of Parli li ent for North
Shields. In refereni3e to : tlie French ships
of war at Cherbourg, he considers (he is a
shipowner, and qualifiedto speak,) that
they are very inferior to thii English vessels
of war. The sailors, also* e'regards as in
ferior. He spoke thus : . ' .
ifThrough the courtesy of t e•• admiral of the
French fleet, to whom I take this opportunity of
returning my thanks,' we were permitted to in
spect the dockyards and arsenals, and other
places. When 'we entered that great arsenal I
was impressed with the immet etrength of the
place. I now wish to draw a mparison between
the arsenal of Cherbourg and our largest dock
yard. Keyham, the new dockyard adjoining
Devonport,.will occupy an area. of ,seventy- two
acres. It has two basins, with an area of six
acres each, three large dry docks, has the
usual number of storehouses. and workshops of
various kinds. Now mark the °entreat with
Cherbourg. It occupies an area of two. hundred
and twenty acres, three timea, larger than our
largest dockyard will be, when Pomplete. It has
three basins, one with an area of fifteen acres,
another of sixteen 'acres, and inether of twenty'
acres, being five times the water,- space of Key
hare, with thirty feet depth at low -water. Al wig
the quay walls of these basins, twenty-five of the
largest line of battle ships could be moored. In
connexion with the yard is a railway to Paris and
the whole interior of France. Down that line of
railway, the opening of which formed part of the
fetes, could be hurled is a day's time, the armies
of France. One hundred thousand men could
embark on the railway, and when once brought
down, could be marched right on board the ships
of war. These ships could sail at any time of
the tide. Now. there is something very striking
in this; and I said, What can it all mean ) the
connecting a line of railway 'with this mighty ar
senal? This large army could be embarked on
I board vessels which in cis hours could carry them
to the shores of England. But when I looked at
,their ships in the bay and compared them with
1 our own, I said you may bring your mighty arm
ies to your dockyards, but before you can get
them across to England, you must command the
Channel, and must have a different collection of
ships. I went on hoard the Bretagne, and in com
pany with Sir Charles Napier, I examined minute- -
ly her details.. It struck me as a very magnificent.
ship. I afterwards went on board the Royal Al
bert, which is not so large, being of a smaller
elites. I said the Bretagne may be a very fine
ship; but, even if they were both manned • by
French seamen, I should prefer being on board
the Royal Albert, which would soon sink the
French ship. Bat When I looked at the Royal
Albert, manned with British tars, I did not think
it would be loug in making short work of the
Bretagne. (Loud applause.) When I , further,
looked at one of the most.magnificent sights, I
witnessed between three hundred and four hundred
of the most beautiful yachts, belonging to Eng
lish gentlemen, manned by between three ' thou
sand and four thousand of England's finest sail
ors, and to the other magnificent shim* moored in
that harbor belonging to large companies ; and
when I looked at the commanders of these vessels,
and felt that these gentlemen could fight and man
their ships as well as their sailors (loud applause) ;
and when I looked at the energy of our people, I
said, " Well, well, we have nothing to fear from
'France, even with her mighty dockyard and stu
pendous areenal so close to us." (Cheers.)
Mr. Roebuck ; M. P., at the same meet
ing, gave his impressions also :
I saw there a mighty armament, and I saw
there countless guns upon innumerable foils, but
I saw no industry. (Hear, hear.) It was a sham
from beginning to end. There was no life in it.
They might be powerful for defence ; ; they were
nothing for aggression ; and as far as defence
went they were nothing for us, for we did not in
tend to attack them. (Laughter.) . But let them
attack, and they will find the difference. .So the
sea-sick landsman thought., (laughter) and the
sailor verified the statement. (Applause.) He
went there and moved about the deck, as if the
deck were in motion ; I, with my head upon my
pillow, thinking when we should arrive at Cher
bourg. We did arrive at last; and when we
came there I found my Mond walking upon the
deck, crossing his arms, with furled brow, looking.
at those mighty forces. His heart seemed quite
in his month. I said, "Lindsay, what have you
seen ?" " Oh," he says, " I have seen something
that is terribly astounding to me." I saw him
next morning after he-had gone to the Royal Al
bert, and then the man's heart seemed to be in the
right place. (A laugh.) He was no longer afraid.
I, as a poor landeman, thought what are .these
preparations to do? There is a mighty force of
forts, but they are a set of poor ships. Even my
landsman's eye discovered that, and I think my
learned friend, Mr. Lindsay, would say the same.
They were poor ships. And then I saw scattered
over that mighty basin the flag of England , upon
every masthead; and, as he has said, the yachts
men there were from five thousand to seven thou
sand men. Bat I went on shore, and what did I
see there? Why, I saw men in pegtop trousers,
thattput me very much in mind of Cochin China
fowl. (Load laughter.) And , I saw priests and
women there, and very ugly women, too. (Re
newed laughter.) Well then, I said to myself, is
there a man among them who dare say-his soul is
his awn ? I had a man next door to me who said,
take care what you are about—the French Colo
nels are looking after you; you are not in England,
now. I said I knew that perfectly well, but still
I will speak out what 1. think, and I did it; I did
it eat my own risk. But I was not in England.
Recollect there is a great differenee between being
able to say that your soul itgiour own and not
daring to speak out what ydirthink, and I . will
never believe until I see it—and I do not think I
ahalt see it—while I am in this world, that such an
intelligent, free.bdrn, free-hearted, strong-armed,
and - hard-fisted race of men will succumb to any
terror. (Hear, hear.) My honorable friend ob
jects to politics, and so I won't speak a word of
them. When I say that, understand it - is a Par
liamentary phrase, and I may say something not-'
withstanding. But this I will say, that England
has been insulte4,. England's Parliament vindi
cated her, and "we have had the Cherbourg fetes to
make up for it. I am perfectly willing to sc.
knowledge all that, but with my honorable
friend, I cannot help thinking and feeling that
there is something behind. What is all this
for ? If I go to the town of Liverpool I see
dook after dock full of merchantmen. I spa
them come from all parts of the world and
float into that basin, laden to the very brim
with the world's produce. That is England.
But there I ea* nothing. Sir, I saw a solitary
ninety-gun ship -ready to he launched on a Sun
day, (hear, hear,) and that was France. Depend
upon it that we are here not to be alarmed by any
thing that my friend has seen while we have insti
tutions like the present. (Hear, hear.) And
now I come to the moral of my tale. Depend
upon it thatwhilucu;have stalwarkarms,os
you havc..sitiViitking heads you need not fear
any , desi)Tnhat'ilif affords, let him come
from France or Naples. (Cheers.) The free soil .
,of England, washed by a free ocean that is around
ts, guarded by our sailors, is free: against the
world in arms.
Mr. Roebuck considers that the welcome
proffered to the Queen and her people, on
this great occasion, was intended to oblit
erate all irritated feeling arising from the
insulting language of the French Colonels.
opportunely comes - at the same moment
with Frdneh jubilaticins at Cherbourg.
While three thousand cannon were firing a
salute from ship and"fort in honor (and half
menace?) to Queen Victoria, an English
steamer was steering through the crowded
shipping for the Queen's yacht, to convey
to her the glorious tidings that England and,
American were one, The whole English
visitors soon learnt the news, and Sovereign
and subjects rejoiced together.
" A new page of policy, 17 says the Gates,
"has been opened. British statesmen will
soon be made to feel that they have ranch
to learn and much to forget. The two
great nations of the earth, which upholds
the principles of political and personal free
dom as the condition of their existence,
have been at length united in a bond from
which they could not extricate themselves
if they would. The slender galvanic cur
rent which flashed with the speed of light
ning beneath the waters of the Atlantic,
and informed the signal man at Valentia
that his colleague was speaking with him
from the other aide of the great ocean, was
more than an answer to the roaring ,of the
CherbOurg guns, had they filled the air
with a ten=fold' din." -
It is calculated that 'about twenty-four
thousand miles of cable would place England
in communication with upwards of forty
colonies, settlements, and dependencies, 'sit
uated twenty thousand miles apart, in the
Eastern and Western hemispheres. The
mere shipping telegrams would be of incal
culable importance, while the political tele
grams would bq of infinite value to the Im--
penal and Colonial Governments. Millions
of money would be saved every year by
knowing the state of home, colonial, and
American markets. It is hardly possible to
conceive ruinous gambling speculations in
cotton at New Orleans and Liverpool, when
both would be in daily communication. In
truth, the tendency of the telegraph to pro
mote moderate and fair trading, and to dis
courage dishonesty and fraud, is one of its
most delightful features.
The crowning glory of it, however:, is
that it places America and England in
closest alliance, and Prepares the way for
the more rapid spread of the principles of
freedom, righteousness, and truth. We
live in an age of wonders. We live "fast"
in our times. One year now produces
greater changes morally and politically, than
did a decade, or even half a century, in the
days, of our fathers. All things are hasten
ing to the grand and magnificent completion
of Him who is excellent alike in counsel
and in working,. and whose tabernacle shall
yet be with men.
The INDIAN QUESTION in - its religious
aspects, is receiving increasing attention,
and bids fair, unless the Government abjure
Ellenborough's " wicked neutrality"
tem, to test the strength of the Cabinet
within the next twelve months. A Depu
tation. waited upon . Lord Stanley last week,
and presented to him a memorial of a most
important -character. It pointed out that
the "neutrality" which hitherto has been
the law of action in Indian policy, had been
repeatedly violated, by change in Hindoo or
Mohammedan laws, arid the forbidding of
practices which, though opposed to the com
mon rights of humanity, were part and par
cel of religious institutions and usages. So
it has been as to suttee, marriage of widows,
rights of property, and inheritance secured
to persons who changed their religion.
Then, 'again, neutrality had been violated
by the unfair treatment of Chrietianitiand
its professors. Lord Stanley was therefore.
urged that the forthcoming proclamation to
the people ,of India should confine itself to
the statement that no force or fraud should
be used to" spread Christianity; that all
should enjoy - religious liberty and toleration
in the observance of their respective beliefs,
so far as these observances do not infringe
the civil and social rigbts of others.
Lord Stanley, in a certain sense, may be
said to be one of the most dangerous men of
the day. He is a philanthropist, a -lover of
justice, a friend of the masses at home, and
of nationalities abroad. He is of pure mor
ale and blameless life. His talents and pow
ers of statesmanship are of the first order.
-He is frank, but firm; courteous, yet un
yielding, if not convinced. It seems &paradox
to affirm that lie is a dangerous man, but I
speak the sentiments of multitudes when I
say such is the case, because he gives no ev
idence, either in hie doings or in his utter
ances, of being under Divine teaching, or of
having any sympathies with that Evangel-
ism, without which philanthropy in, senti
ment, is powerless in fact, and without which
even patriotism is impotent to regenerate
society at home. His ignorance displayed
itself lamentably, when he talked.of eternal
principles of justice which were independ
mat, of, or rather antecedent to, any of the
existing forms of belief. Justice and mercy
were the offspring of TRUTH, and ever must
be so; and well did Henry Venn, the Sec
retary of the Church Missionary Society,
and William Arthur, the. Secretary of the
Wesleyan Foreign Missions, assert, that
"'those principles did not prevail in any
country.ibere the Christian religion had not
been diffused."
The Record thus pointedly refers to the
tendency to prevent Immix OFFICERS giv.
ing private aid to Christian schools and mis
sions :
Hitherto it has been deemed sufficient that the
servants of the Government shall not use their
official power or influence in such a manner as to
aid Christian Missions. But it has never been
deemed either -necessary or right to fetter their
action as private individuals by countenancing
Christian Schools or Christian Missions. Under
the neutrality li/calculated by Sir George Clerk,
and adopted by Lord Stanley, we may now ex
pect that the servants of -the Government will be
required in future to test their, neutrality'by treat
ing Christianity as one of those forms of belief
which is only to be recognized in private. In
other words, the servant of the Government may,
believe on Christ in his heart, but he must not by
any overt not, confess Christ before the heathen.
With regard to Ilan SUPItORT qr Hippo°
Tziotas,.so Veniiire to all Ohrist : ian pea
"le r I grie,ii)43 , a
East-India Uoiciilainy, nor yet the G-overn
-pante, in India or at home, have shown any
signs of withdrawing it. The active in
terferenee of our officers in collecting and
dispensing the revenues, is now disallowed.
But it is held that it would' be "'a breach of
faith" to take away grants'for idol worship,
inasmuch 'as they rest upon treaties. It is
admitted, in regard to one grant, made in
1805, when the Mahratta country was occu
pied, that it was made by the English' being
" anxious to conciliate the inhabitants of the
newly subjugated province."
It appears, also, that the "Bombay Cofer
eine of Missionaries" had presented a me
morial, entreating the withdrawal of grants
for the support of idol wciship, including
bands of consecrated" women of a licen•
tious character, but that the prayer of this
memorial was rejected alike by the COM.
pany and the . Governor of Bombay. The
question of the faith of treaties admits of
much casuistry in such a qriestion as this.
But the animus it is, which gives 'grief and
causes alarm to a Christian mind. The fu
ture of India is now in the- balances.of polit
ical partied, and few indeed of our lending
statesmen are thoroughly alive to what we
owe to India and to God. It would seem as
if the Faet•Day vows and confessions of last
year were beginning ,to be " repented of."
Still there are various matters which give
comfort and hope. .
Ist. No Government can afford to despise,
however it , may diaike the political influ.
epee exercised by the Evangelical bodies of
the Empire..
2dl, Sir John Lawrence is coming Tome to
form a part of the new Indian Council.
He will never, I trust, 'be ashamed of - his
Lo_rd, nor of, his past open countenance of
Christian missions and schools. •
3d. Several godly men are nominated
among the new Counselors, including Sir H.
Rawlimo; and Mr. Eastiirick.
4th. As John Wesley said, as he lifted
up his arm on a dying bed, "The best of
all is, God is with us." In, spite of opposi
tion greater than the present, the
_cause of
its Missions struck deep its roots in Indian
soil. The tree cannot be uprooted now.
THE CONFESSIONAL has come before the
public once more, in connexion with the
permission given by a country clergyman to
the notorious Mr. Poole, of St. Baxnabas, (sus
pended by the Bishop of London,) to preach
in his church. The Bishop of Chiches
ter has written'a very sharp rebuke to the
offending ll:enter', and most earnestly depre
cates the introduction of the Confessional
into the English Church. It is pretty cer
tain; howeverohat the evil is spreading.
It must do so, wherever the other dogmas
of Traetarianism are received. One clergy
mawdately stood up at an Evangelical meet . ;
ing in the country, sand declared his sym
pathy with Mr. Poole, and said he attributed
the superior virtue of the female peasantry
in Ireland to the influence of the Confes
sional ! That the Irish are a pure peasantry,
is undoubted ; but Bernanism, with its filthy
Deus-taught priests, may not claim the-honor
of it. The Confessional bad a very good
illustration the other day, when a Protestant
mistress asked her Irish servant, "What
do you tell your priest at Confession 1"'
Answer: "The lies I ttell,•and the' things I
takes, ma'am'
THE QUEEN las gone on a loving visit to
her daughter the Princess Frederic, at Pots
dani,. near Berlin: She left Gravesend a few
days ago, amid , great popular enthusiasm.
Taxed its severe sentence of banishment
against certain women who , had become con
verts to Romanism. They are now perinitted
to remain in the country. The Frendh Prot
estant pastors, and the English Evangelical
Alliance, forwarded remonstrances. The
Up - dyers and the Papists have made the most
of this matter. But they will not
_cease to
be persecutors always. Persecution is con
trary to the genius of Protestantism—it is
of the very essence of Popery. At Feinan
,do Po, there is a complete emigration of the
Protestants, seeking elsewhere " freedom to
worship God." J.W.
P. S.—A Free Church Missionary to the
Jews, Mr. Schwartz, who was a few weeks
ago in London, was stabbed the other day,
while ascending his pulpit stairs, by the fan
atical son of a Jewish Rabbi. Ris life is
not in danger.
Sir Colin Campbell is now, Peer- 7 -Lord
Clyde, of Clydesdale—and Skr John Law
rence is made a Baronet. ' •
Harvest is being very fast gathered in—a
fortnight earlier than usual.
A Reviving Spirit. •
'Ought we not to expect—are we not
authorized to expect—some richer - effusions,
some more wonderful manifestations, some
more convincing demonstrations of the
Spirit's power than we have been accustomed
to witness or receive ? Is this Divine Agent
confined, and - ought our expectations to be
confined to routine, formality, and fixed or
der and measure ? Should we not look for
times of refreshing, days of power, intima l
tions of the coming millennial glory , ? Ate
not these awakenings the very things we
have prayed for, longed for, waited- foe?
Are they not the subject of inspired pro
phecy ? Are they notsivert to support our
faith in Divine. rediction, and animate our
languid h4es of the coming glory of the
millennial age, when a nation shall be born,
in a day ? And are there no hopeful signs
of such an awakening amongst'us? Do we
not see a cloud, though no bigger than
man's hand, rising out of the lies, the neePi
dons portent of a coming rain ? What
means this universal stir about • the, working
classes? This breaking down ofihe Seniors,
of ecclesiastical formalities ? This starting
up of lay evangelists in the North Lin d, of
clerical irregularities in tile' South ?' This i
opening of our abbey churches anal oath,-
Philadelphia, 111 South Tenth Street, below Chestnut
By Nail, or at the Nice, 11.50 per Year,
Deh'vered in the City, 1.7 ' 4
drals . for the preaching of the Word of God
to the masses? This entrance of the Gospel
into places of trade and amusement? This
gradual removal of the distinction between
things sacred and secular? When the sa
cred are not becoming secular, but -they sec
ular sacred. And especially this miniature
representation of the American revivals in
some parts of our , own country? ,f" ~:us
not be desponding"; but hopeful. The ' ce
of this revival in , America comes .414
country, and to every Christian, as the Mid
night`crfor old, aßehold, the Bridegroom
Cometh P' `A A neir era is struggling in' the
birth) Obrist-b3 'moving ttii re organise the
1 / 2 iiiildir J":21: - ,..Tant4, Wail
Be Like Christ
Unquestionably, the moral imag of Jesus,
even if regarded mae- nothing more than an
idea-, is the noblest and deareettposseision of
Humanity; a thing eurely for which's man
might be willing to - Jive or die. For this
idea is the noblest to which, in religion or in
morale, the mind of man has ever attained.
It is the crown and glory)* the 'race; it is
the holy place in' which 04 moral conecious
nese- may find refuge fromfthe'noirtiption of
every•daylife. The man who would know
ingly stain-or becloud this idea, would be a
blasphemer against the majesty of the divine
ly begotten human spirit, in its fairest and
purest manifestation. Even if we were to
regard the image of Jeans as an inVention, we
should have to confess it to be the stibliniest
fiction that the mind of man has ever con
ceived. We should have to, own that, as a
romance, -it far transcends every common
experience, and that in its world-transfOrm
ing power it had proved itself more mighty
and more efficacious than the whole range of
actual facts, of whose reality history gives
us unquestionable evidence. . But just be
cause it does so transcend alike all the ro
lnance and all the reality in. the world be
sides, it is impossible for us to regard it as a
fiction; just because it is so deeply and in
dissolubly interwoven with the whole devel
opment of •the human race, and because,
more particularly, the origin of the Chrbtian
Faith, in its peculiar features, would be ut
terly inexplicable if it be net true, we must
of necessity view it as historical and real.—
Dr. O. Ullmann's " Sinkssness of Jesus an
Evidence for Christianity."
Working Christiano.
Learn to be working . Christians. "Be
ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
deceiving your own selves!' It is very
striking to see the usefulness of many Chris
tians. Are there none of yon. who know
what it is to be selfish in yOur Christianity
Yon have. seen a' selfish. child go into a secret
place to enjoy some delicious morsel midis
disturbed by his companions. So it is with
soma Christians. They feed upon Christ
and forgiveness •, but it is alone and all for
themselves. Are there not some of you who
can enjoy being a Christian, while your dear
est friend is not; and yet you will not speak
to him? See, here -you have got work to.
do. When Christ found you, he said, "Go,
work in my vineyard!' What were you
hired for, if it was not to spread salvation ?
What blessed for ? 0, my Christian friends,
how IMO you live as though you were the
servants of Christ I This is not like a good
servant. How many things you hive to do
for yourself, how few for Christ *rind his
people This is not like a servant.—Ak- ,
The Baptism' of Fire.
Suppose we saw an army sitting down be
fore a granite fort, and they told us that
they intended to batter it down, we might
MAL:them, " How ?" They, paint to can
non•ball Well, but there is no powder in
that;' is bu t , no more =than half a
hundred, or perhaps a hundred weight; if
all the men , in the army hurled it against
the f ff t they would make no impression.
Tli4. say; " No; but look at the cannon."
Well, but there is no powder in that. A
child may ride upon it, whir& may perch in
its month—it is a -machine,;and nothing
more.. " tut, look at the powder." Well,
there is no. power in that, a child may spill
it, a sparrow may peek it. Yet this power
less powder and powerless ball are put in the
Powerless cannon; one spark of fire enters it,
and then, in the -twinkling of -an eye, that
powder is a' flash of lightning, and that can
non-ball is a thunderbolt, which smites as if
it had been sent from heaven. So it is with
our Church machinery of this day 7 -we have
all the instruments necessary for pulling.
down strongholds, and oh, for the baptism
of fire I—Rev. W. Arthur.
Overburden not thy memory to make so
faithful-a servant a slave. Remember Atlas
was weary. Have as much reason as a
cataell to rise when thou haat thy full load. a' purse • if it he' O'er filirthat
it cannot shut, all will . drop out of it. Take
heed of a gluttonous curiosity to feed on
many.things, lest the greediness , of the ap..
petite of thy memory spoil the ,digestion
there Of. Spoil not thy memory with thine
own jealoug, nor make it bad bfilispecting
it. How sena thou find that -true' which
thou -wilt not trust? Marsha thy notions
into a handsome method: One will carry
twice more weight, trused and packed up in
bundles, thin when it lies untowardly
flapping about hisshonlders.—.Fuller.
Usefal Maxima,
Begin life with the least show -and the
least expense possihle : you may at pleasure
increase both; you cannot easily diminish
them. Do not think your -estate your own
while any man can call upon you for money
and you cannot; therefore begin with
timorous parsimony. Let it be your first
care not , to be in any, man's debt. Resolve
not to be poor—whatever. you have, spend
less. poverty
,is a great, enemy to human
happiness; -it rn'ttfljaiY destroys liberty, and
makes, some vifilica impracticable and oth
ers.extreurely difficult.
Baranwanoz.—,Bo , of •thowz szein.
barest thy dunes . withont griefs, so. often
thou Tepeatest thole sinnea for not grietsing ;
he thattwill not mourn for the vein which
.he lath done, gives earnest' or the evil he
means. to doe. Nothing, can. anwrage , that
firoorbialk/airmee thath made, bttt. only that
water: which repentance bath drawn.—
Quarles. • . •