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'DAVID McKINNEY, Editor and Proprietor.
Oh ! Linger Not.
Oh I linger not.
A voice of love is pleading;
A low and earnest call •
Comes to thine ear unheeding,
While shadows round thee fall.
Leave now thine earthly pleasures,
And seek a better rest;
'T is only wisdom's treasures
•Can make • the spirit blest.
Oh I linger not.
Oh ! linger not.
The flowers you fondly cherish
Are but of mortal birth;
Too soon those bright buds perish,
And mingle, 41 earth with earth."
Thy life, like their's, is fleeting.
Thou, too, must pass away.
While life's warm pulse is beating,
While mercy calls "to.day,"
Oh I linger not.
Oh linger not.
Thy bark, e'en now, is gliding
Swift down the rapid stream ;
Still comes that low voice, chiding,
Thy life is but " a dream."
Each moment, oh, how precious!
Say, wilt thou longer roam?
While yet he may be gracious,
Come to the Saviour, come.
Oh I linger not.
Nor the Nreebyterlan Banner and Advocate,
What is the object of the Diaconate? It
is to attend to the money affairs of the
Church. Acts vi : 1-3—•" Wherefore,
brethren, look ye out among you seven men
of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and
of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this
business." Over what business? Evidently
that referred to in the preceding verse,
namely, "to serve tables. The meaning
of the Greek term translated "tables," is,
according to Dr. Robinson's Lexicon, the
table on which food is placed for eating;
then the table of a money changer, a broker's
office, a bank where money is deposited and
lent out. In this passage, the original word
translated to " serve tables, he renders, to
" serve money tables," i e , to take care of
money affairs. Our English version renders
the Greek term, in Matt. xxi : 12, "tables;"
"and overthrew the tables of the money
changers." And in Luke xix : 23, the same
term is rendered " bank ;" " Wherefore,
then, gayest thou not my money unto the
bank?' The Deacons, then, were appointed
to take charge of the money affairs or prop•
erty of the Church. This charge was, after
the 'organization of the New testament
Cku.roh, first oommitted to the - Aptietted.
Acts lv : 34, 35—" As many as were pos
sessors of lands or houses, scild them, and
brought the prices of the things that were
sold, and laid them at the Apostles' fort.",
But when the Church incressedlargely; and
the contributions flowed in greatly, much
attention and time were required in order to
manage these funds wisely. And the . Apos
tles found, that in order to attend faithfully
to the more important functions of their
office, they could not give due attention to
this; and murmurings were caused among
.the Greeks, because their widows were neg
lected in the daily ministrations. Hence
the Deacons were appointed to take the
Apostles' place in the management of the
But why, it may be inquired, did the
Apostles go to all the solemn ceremony of
ordaining sacred officehearere in the Church
for this work? Why did they not suggest
to the multitude of the disciples to select
trustees to attend to this matter? I an•
swer, this money is seared to God. In the
Old Testament, when the Israelites refused
to give the appointed tithes and offerings,
they were charged with robbing God.—Mal.
iii : 8. And the New Testament, referring
to the money contributed by the disciples for
the cause of Christ, calls it a sacrifice.—
Phil. iv : 18; _Het). xiii : 16. Now God,
in laying upon Christ's shoulders the goy
eminent of his Church, promised him the
money.—Ps. lxxii: 10-15. Without his
having possession and control of money, he
would not have sufficient means to move
forward the wheels of his Kingdom. Now,
who dare take His money, and appropriate
it without his authority ? Surely none but
the proprietor has a right to designate the
persons that shall take charge of this sacred
treasure. So far as the Bible gives account,
no one, under either dispensation of the
Church presumed to manage " this business,"
except Divinely appointed officers. Under
the Old Testament, a certain class of the
Levites were set apart to this work. I. Chron.
xxvi 20-28—" And of the Levites, Abi.•
jah was over the treasures of the house of
God, and over the treasures of the dedicated
things," &o. And so familiar were the
Israelites in giving the 'dedicated things of
God's service into the charge of Divinely
appointed officers, that in the commence
ment of the operations of the New Testa.
went Charch, they seem never to have
thought of committing these consecrated
things into any other hands than her or
dained officers. Hence we read that they
laid their• contributions "at
. the Apostles'
feet." And when the Apostles found the
accumulated treasures too burdensome for
them to attend to unless they would neglect
the more important part of their business,
they appeared to conceive of no other way of
getting rid of the matter, than that of ap•
pointing and ordaining Deacons to take the
charge. And does it not look like bold pre
sumption for a man to put hie hand into the
sacred deposits of Zion 's
King, and disburse
them without his authority? And what
Kingdom would deem its organization com
plete, until she had officers appointed 'to at
tend to her pecuniary affairs? Had Chriet
left his Kingdom without appointing some
class of members to attend to her money
matters, be had been less attentive to this
important interest than the organizers of
any other Kingdom.
Now Christ enjoins contributions for his
Kingdom, pointedly and emphatically. He
speaks of giving as a prominent mark of his
disciples. His Word informs us that " Gad
loves a cheerful giver;" that " the righteous
showeth mercy and giveth." Throughout
his Word be is ever and anon holding up.
giving as a very important duty. But if he
ha I neglected to appoint a particular class
of officers to collect, hold, and disburse the
contributions, it would look, after all, as if
be did not care much about the interests of
For the Presbyterian banner ana Adviseao.
Dn. IVlcKraramv :—An effort to endow
the Fourth Professorship in the Western
Theological Seminary, is now fully inaugur
ated. The four Synods have resolved to
undertake it, and a circular in reference to
it, from the officers of the Boards of Vireo-
tors, and Trustees, and addressed to Pastors,
Ruling Elders, and Churches, is .now,
presume, in the , hands of every miniater in
the bounds of said Synods.
I feel a deep interest in the object of this
effort, and hence respectfully Isolieit a brief
space in your excellent paper, as the medi
um of a few thoughts in relation to it
What bath God wrought?.One year
ago, a solemn ?trembly, representing -these
four Synods, was in 'session at Pittsburgh,
to pray that the Lord would revive his work ;
and one object of special remembrance at
'the throne of grace, at that time, was. this
Seminary. The General Assembly had pre
viously to that, elected a Fourth Professor
for the institution. _Many, at the time
this action was taken by the Assembly,
thought it premature; but the Assembly.
otherwise interpreted the leadings of Prey !
idence in the case; and the Professorship
was filled, while no one, 'as yet, could see
clearly, how the worthy young brother called
to it, was to be supported.
Since the time when the events to which
the foregoing statements have reference,
took place, the Lord has surprised us all,
with the blessings of his goodness, in their...-
beeline , t' upon the prosperity of this School
of the Prophets. He has revived his work
extensively in our churches; he has blessed.
our colleges with his heivenly grace ; and
the happy result to our Seminary, has been . ,
such an accession of students as to render
the services of the Fourth Professor, not
only convenient and on many accounts de
sirable, but clearly necessary. Is not this
a beautiful illustration of Isaiah lxv 24
" Before they call, I will answer, and while
they are yet speaking, I will hear." We
called upon Him and ,he answered us, and'
we find now that his answer was in one part
antecedent to our call, and in another part'
so prompt as to be literally while we were
Now the Lord calls upon us. Clearly,
distinctly, definitely, loudly, his call is
uttered. /t is, that we make prompt pro
vision, in the use of the means that he has
given us, to meet the pecuniary necessity
created, by the abundance of the , blessing `he .
has bestowed upon us. And how shall we
respond to this call ? Shall it be reluctantly,
or with an apathy next to a refusal; and
-ehill-tweitlitts-grieve the Holy Spirit, and so,
in effect 7 repudiate his work of graoe in our
midst? .Or, rather, shall it not be with an
enlarged liberality--the utterance of a joyful,
grateful heart, and that without unnecessary
delay ? Let this response spring cheerfully
from every heart, and one year after this,
all will be astonished in looking back, to
see how easily the work was done. True,
the' aggregate amount required appears large,
but by no means so large as to render the
raising of it impracticable. The boundaries
of the four Synode are also large,-and the
means in the hands of those who are expected
to unite in the effort, in tbe aggregate, so
abundant, that all idea of impracticability on
that score, must be .set aside. it is also
true, that the effects of the recent financial
embarrassments throughout our country,
have not yet entirely passed away, and
hence, in some districts, money is still ex
ceedingly scarce. This, however, can be,
at most, but a temporary obstacle in the
way, which a few months of ordinary finan
cial prosperity will remove. One thing is
certain, or at least the writer thinks so.
Only get the object, in its real importance,
distinctly before the Christian heart of the
churches composing the four 'Synods, and
the work is done, and would be done, even
if the required amount ware double what it
is. A COUNTRY PASTOR.
December 2d, 1858.
L N A.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
Unitarianism on the Nature of Christ.
MR. EDTTOR :—ln the Christian Register
of November 20th, I find a sermon by
James W. Thompson, on John xiv :
" My Father is greater than I," and John
x : 30, I and my Father are one." In a
note accompanying the sermon, the author
sap: " It is much to be desired, I think,
that a larger number of our brethren should
let the reading public know, from time to
time, in what direction the great providential
entrants of thought on this subject are set
ting them; whereabouts they are . now, to
day, on the map of theological . dud) , and
religious belief ; what signs of promise or
omens of discouragement are figuring in
It occurred to me, on reading, the above,
that the writer and hie "brethren" had
unwittingly, slid into their seats as originals
of the inspired - portrait, " He that waver
eth is like a wave of the sea, driven by the
wind and tossed." A Christian sect which,
at the cod of eighteen hundred years, is
yet on the open sea of opinion, touching
this all important subject, drifted hither
and thither by providential currents of
thought," telegraphing, one to the other,
to know "whereabouts they are to day, on
the map of theological study and religious
belief," has a very ambiguous future. The
ocean of opinion is a very wide one, and has
some very disastrous landings ! •
The writer tells us where he is;thus : "In
reconciliation of these two statements is
found the true idea of our Saviour Jesus
Christ. The first, answers the question of
quaniity, How much force or spirit life was
in him Less than in God ; "My Fathf r
is greater than I." The second answers the
question of quality; What kind, of force or
spirit•life was in him ? The same as in
God • " I and my
_Father arc one." "We
find, that he is a person, in the essen
tials of his nature, Divine, but being of
limited powers; that is, being less than the
Infinite, not God, in the absolute sense of
that adorable name."
If this has any meaning, it is simply. that
Jesus is the same in quality as God, only
less in quantity. Further on, he says so :
" We have still stronger reason for the be.
" ONE THING IS NEEDFUL :" " ONE THING. HA
PUBLICATION OFFICE, GAZETTE BUILDING,
litf ,hit his nature was in its essential
guatity,,Divine ; in quantity less than God,
in quality as God ;'' "I and my Father are
one." He then uses this illustration: " The
water that supplies your table - is the same
in quality with that in the reservoir, only
less in quantity; so the well of water that
in Jesus springeth up into everlasting life,
is not similar to that in the Infinite Foun
tain, but the same in kind, only less in
quantity." So this is where this Theologi
cal explorer has anchored " to day ;" where
he will be to morrow, no man can tell. But
mark, it will not - do to hold Unitariacis, as a
body, responsible for this deliverance. This
is only one of the islands on the great
"map of religious belief" over which they
are scattered. This man has only sent word
to his "brethren" where his ":proVide'ntial
currents of thought" have drifted him:
He seems to be conscious that he has left
his readers very much at sea, and concludes
his sermon thus : "Does this view seem to
you to leave the great problem of Christ's
moral position in the universe unsolved?
True, it'does, ter it is a problem whinliad
mits of only a proximate ablution. It cannot
be worked out to 'an exact' and-final result.
After all our study of the•, Scriptures,-and
after all our efforts to analyze the life of this
wonderful Being, and to measure , his orbit,
there are recesses still in him which we can
not penetrate, heights which wo fail to
reach, relations to the Infinite which we
are unable to fathom." And exhorts us
to be "content to remain in this sublime
ignorance." All this, too, from a preaclier,
who, in his eiordium, stated. dogmatically
that Christ is less than the infinite, and so
not God I How does he know that ? Why
does he venture on any dogmatic statement
concerning. Christ, if there are " recesses in
him," he 'confesses he "cannot penetrate "
and "heights he fails to reach," and "rela
tions 'to the Infinite he is unable to fathom ?"
How dare I tell you the lake on whose
banks we are standing is shallower than the
ocean, when I have tried to run my line to the
bottom of it, and frankly confess there are
depth - s in it I cannot fathom ? A "Nega
tive Theology" should not be too dogmatic.
But after a taste of teaching like this, the.
feeling is one of unutterable 'satisfaction
With the fixed mooring and the bold land
marks of the old Theology which dates sue
ceesively from Paul, and Augustine, and
Calvin. " The old is better!' H.
The synod of Wisconsin.
This Synod, at their late meeting, took the
following action, whioh we publish at their
BOARD OF DOMESTIC MISSIONS.
, The Standing Committee on the Board of
Domestic Missionsi, to whom on,a verbal re
port the subject had been recommitted - avid`
the'Committee increased; made the follswing
report which was accepted and adopted :
While, the—Synod -would Ale- thankful to
God for the erteanragement irrinted i us in,
the prosecution of the missionary worlfisith
in our bounds, we cannot but feel pained' at
the present state of our missionary opera
tions. While God hail favored our organ
ized churches to a considerable extent with,
efficient laborers, they are sadly hampered
in the prosecution of their work. And while
the same Providence has opened wide -and
effectual doors and seems to be calling on us
to poseiess the land, we find ourselves utterly
stopped from entering in. Next to want of
that Divine power of the Spirit which can
remove all difficulties, our great hinderanee
is the want of means to support laborers now
in the field and to encourage others to enter
it. Some of our missionaries who had been
existing on salaries fixed at "starvation
point," have had their appropriations cur
tailed by the l3oard of Domestic Missions,
and have been forced to abandon their high
ly promising fields. Others unable either to I
leave their fields or to, meet their expenses
hive been seriously embarrassed; and a con
siderable proportion of our missionaries are
only able to find an adequate support by
drawing on their own private resources, or
the charities- of friends and relatives. At
the same time, important Edda are opening
before us Our Synodical itinerant in re
signing his office for want of support, reports
that his labors for the past year must be lost,
to, this branch of the Church for want of
means to occupy the fields he has explored
and opened, and to continue the itinerancy.
Large villise b ei where self-sustaining churches
might soonbe built up, must be abandoned
to other denominations, or to the kingdom of
Satan. Twelve laborers are wanted to zitip
ply the fields he has explored; but it seems
useless to endeavor to obtain ministers, since
the applications for aid of the Presbyteries
from the Board of Missions, failed to obtain
the amounts necessary to supplement a mis
sionary's support. -
In reference to this state of things the
Synod of. Wisconsin on behalf of its Pres
byteries and churches does confess its faults.
We acknowledge that we have been lament•
ably deficient in the duty of contributing to
the Board of DomeAtie Missions. , While
our churches generally have done something,
and whilewe may justly claim some allow-,
ano3 on the ground that our freld,of labor is
a reuliarly difficult one on se:mint of the
comparative weakness of the religious and
Presbyterian element in our population; yet
we confess that we have received much from
the general fund of the Churchand returned
little; and we would earnestly exhort, our
churches . to continue and increase their ef
forts to develop their self sustaining power
and to enlarge their contributions to the'
Board of. Domestic Missions.
In view of the low state of the, funds of
the Board of Domestic. Missions, - which pre
vents it from making the appropriations
which Would relieve our suffering mission
aries and enable 'us to go forward with new
enterprises, the Synod expresses its. belief
that,' there is both wealth enough .in the
Presbyterian Church to supply these pressing
wants, and piety enough to make that wealth
available if the subject were properly pre
sented. The Synod has full confidence in
the excellence of our system of I3oards. It
regards our , Board of Domestic Missions as
the right arm of our Church. We look to
the Board not merely as the distributor of
the funds that may pass into its treasury;
but also as charged by the Church with the
responsibility of devising and executing
great plans for the extension of our Saviour's
kingdom in this country. The Synod would,
therefore, respectfully suggest to the Board
of Domestic Missions the question, Whether
the interests of this immense work:do. not
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of Lords Palme
oepting the inv
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intensity to the
of which the fo
your readers an-
The authors 'of 1. piracy Bill are,gone to
pay their court to I, .ster of the Freoch Colo
nels. We cannot r. sa them a diedit to the
consistency of theirilahly, and their•othiregeone
fidelity to their frigid. ' While 'the menace of
Lisbon rests unexple46diatit neatened—while the
persecution of Mot : ttitlembert is - concentrating
upon the oppressoris . liberty t tlr i pudisgqlsed
disgust of every free _ tion—the:Eippeitir 'of;the
French is able to admtise to,Europe,,and to fling
in the teeth of publft Opinion, the weloeme ad
ulation of two It
men, o,lay, claim. to' the title of
English Statesmen 'a d Liberal politicians. . .
What follows is (r
ally severe, and equal
ly just : - --
Lord Palmerston . d Lord Ciarendon - tire not'
private personages, - it there unions at: Compiegne ,
are not, 9,nd never "ave.been, treated, as purely,
private affairs. It l ie -thifficimilly notorious that'
political and,diplotnitie -oonsiderlations have al.':
ways largely regulaig the invitations, f the yers;-
resentatives of the E eliesii poWiiis to the "semi-`
official entertainment :it e r umnionste:Contrilegnel
has been universally rpgardedos t alause of. the!,
cordiality which the'governmetit of France enter.
Mined toward the pi:,,tiivet , by which`" the, guest faB
accredited. We doet,whethsy,,,the ex:Minittter
of England will bavelhe . pleasure of meeting in
the hunting field thfr:Vepresentallie of .ttO court;
of Vienna or ofbon. It , is idle2to say that=
this is a question ' t.„
f private friendehip. * *
The host ttce elm Palmeritori," is Vie :Office
tyrant of an oppres, dTeople. The bosom friend,i
of the ' , Liberal F sign Minister " ' t ie - the key
stone of European
. lipotisib.. ' Thu ' 4, defehrleitOfE
civil and religious 11100,y in Europe !?,lesatiefietil
to exhibit himself as the ,pet of the gaoler of
Rome, and the pitt4Of 'the paiiiiiitrein FrinCe. 4
The champion of ti spirited foreign, polioy.;ancli
the great. upholderoMe African squadron, stands.,
confessed the - humble%dmirer of the'-radwho, - 110
the interest of We slilio trade, bias Suit infiiited pi
signal humiliation ovi l England. , .. • .
There is no re n r to believe,that, Wu,
the least, a great e. has heel madtT-r
-oval' •which' ift Wig . p aceVititers i
mourn, even while their organs attempt to
explain it away. People, honest and true
to the cause "of right - detest the Napoleon .
policy, and cannot array with any leading
Men that even seem to condone it. It
seems as if A doom hung over: Palmerston
and Clarendon. Lord John Russel is rising,
while they are falling. , Lord Carlisle, - also,
and the Duke of Argyle, are consistent
lovers of liberty, and are free to enter office
in any Liberal Administration of the future.
But, as the Leeds Mercury said the other
day, this acceptance of the Emperor's invi
tation was "one of the meanest things"
that statesmen could be guilty 'of.
THE PROSECUTION OF THE PRESS in
France, assails the last refuge of the men of
letters in that country. Napoleon has failed
to win them. G-uizot .and Thiera keep
away from his Court, as well as the Ot
leanists, as a class, many of them eminent
for- scientific and literary acquirements.
Therefore, some of them must consent to be
martyrs to a principlP, and so give heart and
hope to all who long for a better day. The
free and (with all its faults,) the glorious Eng
lish press stands up nobly for, them. Flow
the publicatfon of Montaiembert's pamplilet
at full length in the Times, must annoy the
Emperor ! Its circulation in London as a,
pamphlet, is immense. It :is published in
the, miginal French, and concludes :with the
words of the hymn, in whieh' myriads of
children welcomed the Queen at Birming
"Now pray we for our country:
Let England ever be •
The holy and the happy,
And the gloriously-free"
The Paris correspondent of the Mulches
er Guardian, thlis writes :
"think I have good authority for . stating that
at this present moment nothing can exceed the
annoyance felt by =the Emperor at the sort of
atmosphere of Liberalism and= Constitutionalism
that is everywhere. exteriorly .thickening around
him. The impresSion so universally produced on
your side of the water,by the Montalembert affair,'
has exceedingly-annoyed him, if it have' not even
mainly contributed to make him openbis' eyes to
the folly of his own conduet.upon -that occasion.
Added to this,
- comes the busittess: , of the - Char/es
Georges, and the' pliialcy speeek of thelling of
Portugal; in all of which, Europe, the Emperor
well-knows, goes with Portugal, and unhesitating
ly against France. :Then, .too, the working of
representative institutions in Prussia, awakening,
as they'do, the sympathies of 'the whole dilikht
ened portion ofThe world; are a'eause of Vexation
to Louie Napoleon,. and .I have reason to know
that' he is angry beyond What is usual with' him
at the attitude assumed by his nearest neighbers,.
and which is 80 giametrioa,lly contrary to hie own:
There is not ,even ,the Czar who is not at, this
momentoeoupled inigratiting more liberal instita
tione and laws, to ;his people ; and not only the
great but the small are trying to march with the
epoch. Whilst Alexander 11. emancipated the
serfs of his - vast empire, the little Duchess of
Parma invites her subjects to „patriotic zeal.
Madame Rietori told 'that She mat not play .
" Ginditta " on account of a, tyrant - being pun
ished in that tragedy. She, applies to the Duchess,
who instantly gives the order to play,the piece,
saying, (' In Parratt..there is no one who fears to
hear tyrants condemned." And the consequence I'
Why, that whatever 'role Madame Ristori played;
ehe was forced to come forward ilttlie end, and
recite the lines of:,"giuditta " - on,patriotism, and
each time the applanie toile actress was followed
by deafening cheers of enthusiasm for the - Duch
ess ! Nothing of, all-this is lost ory,Louis Napo
leon, believe me ; ' but his position ,is a more
complex' one than that of any other Siivereign,
only he,deliberatelyjmakes it worse,,when it is,
on the contrary, susceptible of being,made - better.
The Duke of Argyle spoke, the other day,
of "the momentary eclipse of France ;" and
the same " correspondent" writes as' fol
lows with regard to the expression':
I was present last evening in
. a Senator's'hpuse
at a *lent discussion on the of' Argyles
speech, end on what heattid of France. All were
painfally,otruok V it, and. ,I am happy to.may,
DESIRED OF THE LORD:" *" .4 ITiItiII'ONE 7 VHIII43 4 I I I)O 4 "-tTlt
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joritre.dudtteil 31,11 Duke twea trigbetityrhette'
4 4:mien „toil; earitiiif; oVeati4: ' The,'
-muteeityletwidstainedethe reverse iferle die#
mei leereskitneel eitae k to ''.e terminateEilele,iesV: -
subtle° on this part elf the greina - all einif&M .
Ithe vory,.quidNifinee Vilirit f eld'kliii Mike of Aifyle
.right; in, etkberif.l4oo4'iredAn.: 44- .no 6el*t4, ,
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It es:nok.itnpratatue, that if '
beif if iOntrairnifierthi L i e MPOF' may lheit
.rieelif prbefei-m , htel'ecinviCtiati and liirlctu -
Eakthii,same times, ors inflict te.-aligfit,tinnitth
tPentr,Alut •ther insult to AlledysicOld. ; .tnit
AIM, to- 9P,R,o4leAk t )Zof vuldlilln tot:lilt
•'0- thiltila rt nt s teatime % adi,th s ' teite , lerfer
t i ll: wan at .. ~.--,1.4 , ...e.f.- . ll ;4,,r .'-.1:7,. d :-..., z. 1:
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paywt , T.km Tdlr-rN 9T-#4.110 4 OM' '
'at' threseasaintiht Year,lias the d _ isticle
-iliiiitage - of 'cold; - bleak Winter ; witinitiNtid
akriktbil Ithie lOvili tifgiiiii I larideoitiA ,of
IttAtOrts ll , , 0 1 .. ' ''' - 4 80 3. - Itine!Pl.:.giei :silver ,
river,-, , •-.:- l'- s '" -4'- `;'ilaskigiOilbAgwn:
the icy .etters ,of [. ing •PkOiit : :. Pleverthelees,
this is the season for a'spititUal - liarveat..
Now, we, kel,families returned frotn-Aututa
nal rottrie .and f.ri - ifiettlte 'Welk 'Wei 'cold fire
'and t o spifitbre lima; thilatianlkftattless
welcomes us. Novq.loo, merahante and matt
of business are atanmemilso, andrthe ogre,-
garious " in humeri nature,. fostered by
Winter time, Mikes Our public meetings all
'the more numerous and'effeetive. '
village, I found' an auxiliary, sonallfbutmeit
energetic sod "tugefcl. ;Teui,young .ladies
distribute among the poor cottager& miners,
laborers, &, , e lt tett, thousand Ueda ,every year.
Bat my main field was Y orkshire, the rich
eat and largek 'county in Englabd; as to
material' reset:n(4S, add,- riejoicre - to add;
ly piety.,. T, v Established-Church is not as
Eveeigelioal ere as in.soine other dioieses,
" OhuttliAni," has " g u lled the noble rage"
of some (shed ined. 'But Of :these; SOLdel
have .r. been; and are the ,teiroted 'and' able
friends ! ;.of,; the -Bible and, „Tract ASoeiteties..
'The new Bishop- of ‘ Ripop Rohert Bicker
etetli,' will be f a blessing,to a dlirfe dioeeee,
and hie inlittence will nio r ulal'm l ari'y-thf, the '
dung -Men especiallyL-ititalEireini views
and' plan - wet usefulnees. 4 .".
r '. elf e-, '1 :: ''
Lee ds,ein -Yorkshire, is, tha,,maitereat of
the weeknpanufacture . of England; and hat
l'e , ngiteeusQ. ~16 population i is. lent
,two. tundre:Cilieukand: ' Its clot hills prevent
in 'tkiiinirte r d and cliargfeilatie- Scene; on
gaarket:dlys r `in a_ iii add t arolindrthe town,
mills are busy in pessingsther vo3olp ..brought
bither from every wpOlpredgeiegyenntry in.
the; wotld, (WWI merckants are a a special,
and yospereus elms here, ) ,Nifigli all:the
ftragt3B necessary to produee'tAiii * roalbilOths.
Here, es parishtelergymanr-itidhViear, lies '
Dr. Hook, the % notatious anthoteof an itepeie
denksernaon, ".Ilear the phfarch,":pretteked- "
befoit,the QuP‘n,,,WitiPhtifis, 5aid, ( 4 4 4 ' 10 4
. !-. - ei• -- by its presumptuous clafms:' Jcbn, Ely ,
I ;au . Independent minister, (Bose memory'
rg - 6een emnhal me irrit beautifili If-Written
and elassie Memoir, prefixed to his "Re
mains," by Winter Hamilton, also of
Leeds, and wile speedily followed him to
glory,) was the first to expose the vile per
version of Holy Scripture, of which - Hook
was guilty in his miserable attempt to make
OUt`his dogma - of the Apostolioal succession
of a priesthood. _Dr. Hook is still Vicar of
Leeds. He will, I trust, remain so, rather
than be found on the Episcopal Bench.
Lord Derby will hardly attempt to place him
there, although some strongly suspect that
the evil may be consummated,-• should an
Leeds and Congregationalism— fresh,
healthy, and spiritually - aggreseive—were
long ago associated in my mind; by reason
of the reports that reached me through rela
tives- and friends. It was pleasant,- there
fore, to go thither, and to associate with
thoee who have been, for more than a gen
eration, the earnest friends of' the Mission
ary, the Bible, and the Tract Society. I
had the privilege of sojourning under the
hospitable roof of a son in-law of the late
Edward Baines, 14._,P, a matt of great ex
cellence and energy and whose statue stands
opposite to that of Victoria, in that Town
Hall of Unparalleled inagnifieence, which
she lately opened. It. is delightful to see,
in such families, the illustration of , M. Hen
ry's remark, that, " although grace does not
run in, the blood, yet it often runs , with it,"
and how Christianity is united With mental
refinement and ladylike accomplishment.
The ;Leeds ' Mercury, - founded by Ed
ward,Baines, the father, is now the property
of Edward. Baines, the, son. To the latter
I paid a. visit, at his beautiful oountry , seat,
enclosed in the same park with the residence
ofa Mr. Marshall, a well known Leeds mil
lionaire. Mr:Baines has been, and, is, the
1 facile princep of our English provincial
editors. 'A fine _healthy, spirit, pervades all
his ertieles. His . political sympathies are
with the LiberallThig,party, of which . his
brother,..ithe Right Hon . M. T. Baines, late
Chaneellor of ,the Duchy of Lancaster, is
a distinguished member. Through . _ : this
paper, Evangelism,: runs like a golden
thread. , Here powerful appeals have ap
peared-from the , editorial pen, in favor of
the poor man's Sabbath, and- in depreeation
of its invasion by the , projects of blind, sal
disant.:philanthropists:'' Sunday_ Schools
have found in Mr. Baines a life-long 'leader
'and supporter; and in connexion with the
Schoola of the Noble ,Chapel, in which I
preached. for the Tract Society, and , where.
his family and friends worship; from out the
Bible and. Senior Classes have. come, year
after year, : additions to the number of
Chriist's - &Adjoin` and:servants. The, quiet
elegance and, refinement of Mr.. Baines'
personal aspect and manners, harmonize
with his rural dwelling-place; and -a short
interview li3ft , pleasing impressions, as well
as•a desire fore further acquaintance. But
how often in thiseworld do we , meet but to
part with those •most estimable, and lovely i
On these Deputation tours, the freemasonry
of a common 'faith, as well as the blessed
cause which ::one pleads;' secures the grip
and Watchword 1 and look of 'love and . w el-.
come. Smiling, happy househelds, too, are
seen, conversed, and prayed s with—their
kindness is expressed, and then-duty hur
ries you on to another and another scene, and
another kindred fellowehip. - And then how
this kind , of work brings .you in contact with
noble specimens' of, true workers in the
vineyard of <the Lord I One is lure thus to
meet the very cream of the Evangelical
ministers and gentry of the land, as well as
those ladies whose quiet, yet real - energy, is
the lifeblood of our great Christian Agen
cies. .At one .Ladies' School, in, Leeds,
r 1' ,411 .:; 4 i4.4 3
za - 4 7 ;'•
-One tk,f4 l l,ollllF4 9 lWstitbaatt *icif young
I P WPM 1440 MA I.4leratil4ll9r ,the Tract
Society. The- workAutt 'reacted'hl blettsinge
Litt etliffeßref thiriegliti Vying
tadi thigittilfttlifiieFandig addl . early
I ;iecniOnlinelnb.Molfittf4Ankalfr of. Chiriet.
p'T ' d o tc t.I Aat .4 1 4 6
,Aung ,to ati39 ence,' an Who!'
'4o4tAthtitigifigtolleir; oittirkulsb tionkL
each hasterveChis own generationFdiy. the
phalll 4,6lR,rifitip stith-s
&lug ones before. the thionv
ie'rijoiee'fielgekitiihe+ Ve l feriitetVrillifyl
tery, I nilidees . . 4 piigliknage: tosk theAnklat
forenoonof-A Winter' • " loy*,
alive placato ry.hix
uries, - thetie old menkii tittle& upon " That
-Refectory, with its biking - ..heartils near at
=hand, and the 'vast chinineys before whose
":blazing wood fires hung the-stalled ox or
the red deer, with sitber- gastronomic ap
what f e asting Was there to
compentiate and - past into Lethe'it oblivion,
the Lenten fast and , the ;Midnight I
In' that - Hospitium, whit Knights, and ser*-
ins - men, and travelers,.too, were wont in
mediaeval: days, to - flit& *food and' rest
There are the remains of the *Library;where
MSS., &hone, And it may'be'an imptiseted
co - pYi•of tice Tetitament, were conned or
copied "by. some monks studiously
See,*there-isthe, Cloister Gout; a noble
&paid, - dtelply beneriTth . • whose 4 sip:face lie
the ashes of many Friar over whom was
ohanted:lthe " "De Profundis" - and the
" ! Yonder is tiA Hospital 'where
no skill of cunning "leech" could cure
him, and where , be , 'breathed out his •soul.
And enter , thlr Aliber itself, properly so'
called ;;Mark its noble proportions, RS roof
note, ' (sines - Henri'thiEighth's , dismantling
days ; `)' 'tinned; sky; t ower to the
right,- Wrin ruinti,Nbut yet; its ivy Otad.Saim
initi with ,niany: other 'Shafts atid volumns
within.;and Awitliout, pleading, - "haughtily
for,gloriea gene.Vr 3- 3 ,• • • tt
;f,, The length ofvthiisAbbey'Church is two
hundred ' and tVnibtyttliree feet • from the
grealiVirestarn door td-the floor'beneath•the
oriel ivintiovis, where once stood; the:High
Altar:* Mosaic' or.tesselated: pavement-% is
found within the thr eshhold of - the. Western
door, in fine preservation." The building—
with its Nave, Transept, High •Altar, .and
ministering,incense burning priestheod; With
crowds of rvcitariedi kneeling • and crossing
theaselves--L-mniit have 'presented*stinoe 'SW
imposing Moon - Owns meaning of
Am :terra. ißat %hit) , departed . .!'...
i ages dmiebeen srelitilisray4ithet'seaktm!
and indignali `spoiler's lanaT'llome pro
voked these desolations by her corruptions
of worship, as well as by that monasticism
which, beginning in a devout superstition,
at first aimed at a purity, lofty i "ideal, and
unnatural, but was followed by the inevitable
reaction that made it, in its vile, lieentions
ness, and in its lazy neglect of the learning
which once it cherished, ripe for the hand
of judgment. -
BRADFORD, in Yorkshire, has beep re
cently before the public, in connexion with
two events, exciting, and, I may add, each
in its own way, evil. The first' was the
poisoning of a number of perions, by
lozenges, into which, by, the mistake of a
chemist's apprentice, arsenic had been in
troduced in large quantities. The panic in
the town was fearful, and - the' sensation
strong throughout the kingdom.
ancholy aff.tir , will doubtles - s lead to an
amendment of our laws with regard to the
sale - of poisons. They have already under
gone considerable improvement.
The second event of Bradford's recent
history was the visit of the Bishop of Ox
ford, in connexion with the hissing scene
and opposition which he encountered in the
great town-hall, and. where,`:with, glazing
tongue, he enlogized`_thOse pilgrim, fathers,
whom, had he lived in their time, he would
undoubtedly have persecuted as fierdely as
did Laud, of Lambdth. Bradford has a
population of one hundred'and thirty thou
sand. It in the seat and centre , of , the
worsted'trade, in all its varieties, and 'the
warehouses here are magnificent It was
very.pleasing to meet at the table of "a Chris
tian lawyer, a body of the best_ men in
Yorkshire, including ,an Episcopal clergy
man, the Mayor of the town, a Baptist, min
Mr. Chown, a famous lecturer, Rev.
Mr. Oarapbellybrother.in-law of Dr. Lynd
say Alexander i of Edinburgh, and editorpf
Wardlow's Works. Our meeting was
stirring one, and the drooping resources of
the TraCt Society's Auxiliary, (diminished
by the crisis' of lastyear,) were raised on
the spot, by gifts of
love .amounting to £4O,
which the next day , were further incieased.
Here the. Bible and Missionary _Societies
have warm friends. Here, for India and
China, larg e sums have been consecrated
recently to God., But the habit of giving
Makes the duty a privilege, and the tale of
What God is doing ju s t, now in Scotland, in
the way of revival, and ot. deep poverty
there, (the result of ,Bank ; failures, &c.,)
abounding to the riches of liberality, told
powerfully on,the generous and pions hearts
of God's assembled people., •
For another. letter, I shall reserve 'some
further reininiscenees of this trip to
o A pia ote a r t n
t w b e fi n re i r s o d re e a i d n — a mistaken
an enemy to God 'and wan. TlOy,perishpd
before.hito, or, 'if they live, they have been
"baptized andianctified," and so as Chris
tian Associations are lifting up. Men sodally,
in a sense of which this Apostle. of Error
never, dreamed. ,
News has just arrived that Montilembert
has been condenthed,to pis months imprison
ment, A ita#, pecuniary 4 f ilierty gains
by this giand blunder:of Napoleon.
-z , ;`
TRUTH.- J " It takesu geed many shaVels
full of earth to bury the tratle! Bury it deep ;
as men may,- it will hate arising, notwith
standing.' They inay. - roll gicaestonni and
seal the grave in which it is laid, and "set a
watch upon it, yet still, .like its Lord, it
comes forth again at its,appointed hour. It
'cannot die; -it is =of an immortal race. As
the Spanish proverb nobly says,' "Truth is
the. daughter of f10d„,7,,
:Kct • O'',,J,Tt
evibtyriSeYeitth; tad= ChoWittieets
,ire lot 0-itap zo -430 tallrgANA - fs Atits4 ~s "1 ‘- st
** 41 4 11 " 2,14 41R1* ~B krOdnUtfielletinaiscq:. sl
" 4 1 0 41 1 3ir. to istaps r.r.7 l __.- - .1 * ettir .., , ,
VS 10:434qa MA ALS II II6 I 9M#94 I T-1.4E ti ")
4414 tiarCiNtigifrElWAU/dititgn 49 baiPike 9
odious has discovered the stasobste eiew
~- . ,r l dttsilifiitoldiatibetirl &O W:4 Christ
'....'VfirsArevolliAt4ot. , .,:7 r , - ~..„- _ *
TheiViolOgY *hiell'asiribekituKV_s lit
" vationiater.4s obefliema .to the- thwe
mere , of laod_t
_tit finds the cause iwthe
interpos'itio' - no a• vt noir 'strMaTatitet s
0,1 bed Ogle& the kSierifiehlif or,
iitilUaltoriNl 'O% 1 ktixolNkeidw i ':,..,, e; -:
1,,; Xlitk c gke t nPl 4 &- t $ Rg r Mi t he tarli, u/
error iv t itthbutes to.: 'Cit latjave e
heathIVITIO% t ergetlie 'tiltenblitMsl; s
„ -,-, 4lO-..- -
vislint „Fit , e casse,thatoid of thense.
' s ifillnit ot'llieWilligiar tatieliirBf Vo4, it
Actindan l o l itv*Atiat tt*INS. q_V,I twi.
.1 10 , lyerr:NQA-Vereall444 P14' 08411 ) was
14 4**Iit, 4*._‘ l li, i iae k 1 1 044 , 4iikiselt
„pits constant s ad TIIXt ' zing , repetition
14 the „Nel I,estament, re Wen Oil(
tirnes - in' that ' b oo k , roan ' s tirislisti6Ti 'is
ascribed, not to his obedience nor to' God's
laxity and tolerance of guilt, but distinetly
and emphatically to r' TILE BLOOD" Of Jesus
Christ alone ! This is 4, blood theology"
indeed, with a witness. Blood—justice—
hohness--is the groundwork of the Gospel;
and Withent it "there is'ho renission." '
14cts att)l ILlcattings;
Trie l D.oll - Lcrri.-Lfor pa rt, my lam
not so 'infoli troubled atioits my` future! stale,
as 'about thy iiresent-;charaeterqu , the itiglat
of a Italy -an, st heart searching Gel 'To
live a. holy,, self:Aykyijits pre, I conceive to
beof the first"' unp44,ance. If is by the
'lan' , lives of *Chrtstiiiiki is
either honored or dishonoreq. '-L - Marthet
• 3 „f•
TUE Cauttorr.-=We_ see in a jeweler's
`shop; that, as there ate &arra; and diamonds,
4,fid other , Vreeitius -steines`. there-are. fila%
cutting if strutiientsi-and; maby-sharp tools
for their polishing - - and while they are i 4
forkihccisc r they are continual neigh ;
1 9r, 1 1 1 tOthifTh and come often uniiiit,lnc
The Chart& is dod's wail
house, where his jewels--are polishing • for
4hisalialace; and , those he especially es
, time% and means to make most resplpn r
dent„ he bath oftenest his tools
r7r s _upon.—
.(faithRESPOITSLEULT-410rd Sat a
ful servant ttf : - 0114 i ) safdom-heatt the
bel„l toll for one that_ is dead, but conseience
asks ins, 'What - haat , thou done filr 'the
ciaiing - of ghat sail before it-left the' bOdy ?.
elgtere-is ode ineregouoiatougteinit'...ethat
what testimony must he give to the Judge
concerning thee ?—Baxter.
COMMON EXPERIENCE.—John Weltley
says : " When I was young I was sure of
everything; in a few years, having been
mistaken a thousand times, I was not half
so sure of most things as I was before ; at
present, I am hardly sure of anything bit
what Gad has revealed to man."
Juste the . hope of souls forlorn,
.Ifourgood toihem for sin that mourn !
To them that seek thee, oh, how kind 1
Bat-what art thou to them that find ?
-No tongue of mortal can express,
No letters write its blessedness:
Alone who bath thee in his heart,
KtIOWI4, -love of ,Tesus 1 what thou art;
0 jeans 1' King of wondrous might;
0-vietor glorious from the fight!
Sweetness that may not be expressed,
And altogether loveliest.
SATURDAY NIGHT.---A. Sunday School
teacher passing- through Aldersgate Street
on Sunday, obseived two . children in con
tention ; one of them 'said to the other,
" Will'you live - a bit of an 'apple which I
bought as I caine > long ?" _The other de
clined it, saying,- "My teacher told me it
was wicked-tOuy things ona Sunday, and
I always go to the market for my fruit on a
BE LOYELL—Let youv piety be winning
by its loveliness. We sometimes. excuse the
bad temper and ill-mangers'`of a Christian. .
by saying that religion may be grafted 011 a
crab-stock;- brit when: a tree is'grafted, Wig
expected to bear fruit according to the graft,
and not according to, the stock • and "the
fruit of the Spirit, is, love, joy, peace long
suffering,,gentleness, goodness, faith, Meek
ness; temperance • against sueh there is no
a HAY N'T TIME "—" I hay n't tim e ,"
says the man of business; "`to attend to the
matters pertaining -the interests -_of so
ciety ; , :my own affairs occupy my whole st
ten tion." - _
kticre,t time," says the inconsiderate
mOther; g! to attend to the gaining and`edn
cation of My children;' - My hOnsehold affairs
need and must have my' undivided atten
- A BIGOT-The- celebrated John- Foster
thus deecribeni.:bigot 14 lie sees, religion,
not as a`sphere, bake line, and it is a line
in whiehAelis jnoying:, I:los,like an Afri
can buffalo—sees rightfimivtird",,Citt.nothing
on the right or left. He *would not' per
(mite: a legion of angels sor .'devils at the
distance of ten yards', ou the °nearside or the
other." . ,
g IS THAT ALSO THINE ?"—A beautiful
reply is recorded of .as:Thaleoarlian peasant,
:whose msater : wae &Splaying to ki!Rthe gran
deur of his estates.yarnis houses and for
ests Were pointed out him in' uccession,
on everyhand,' , as the property of ilia rich
proprietor, who summed up finally by say
short, ail that yoweansee in every
direction, belongs to me." The poor man
looked .thoughtful for a moment,
ing up to heate,n 2 solemnly asked—u And is
THAT'III63" Blue "t"
THE PovERTY OF B.r.re - nsms.—We say
of the 'biirld man; lime -*horn the visible
world is shut out, that he is poorer hy half
the - world, than the :man who sees. oye
spiritually blind, ye indeed are poorer than
we .by a whole , world !—Tholucl....
BONEAY74nd interest, like virtue and
heaven, eau ; never, be ee„rip,..gely rirlsAl4-