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priarbyterlan Itaafters Vol. Me N. 15.
Proilloyteriama Adveeste, Vet. XII I We. 10
DOD &KINNEY, Editor and Proprietor.
Original Vottrg.
" Whither, and Why 7"
While walking through the crowded street,
Where fashion gay attracts my eye;
I to myself these words repeat,
Ye careless throng, whither, and why ?
Eaoh presses onward hi his way,
And some rejoice while Others sigh;
But oh! how few there are who say
These solemn words, whither, and why ?
Thus, In this world of enrife and noise,
Of busy care and vanity;
Each presses on in search of joys;
Nor stops to ask, whither, and why?
The youth, with footsteps quick Iliad light,
With bounding heart and joyous eye,
Eager to seize some new delight,
Ne'er asks himself, whither, and why?
The businessman, engrossed in care,
With enger footsteps hurries by;
Nor can he e'er one moment spare
To ank himself, whither, and why?
The belle of fashion, vain and proud,
In silk and satin gliding by
Heeds not the voice, though oft aloud
Her oensoionce calls, whither, and why ?
Ye pleasure-seekers, careless throng,
The hour will come when you must die ;
These solemn wordl, neglected long,
Will then be heard; whither, and why?
But see that sinner pressing on
With throbbing heart and streaming eye;
Go 'watch him as he sits alone,
And hear him ask, whither, and why ?
That meek and lowly child of God,
Whose faith and hope are fixed on high;
Whose trust is in the Saviour's blood,
Oft aka himself, 'whither, and why?.
While pressing onward in my way,
Or musing o'er the days gone by ;
On childhood's home, now far away,
I often ask s whither, and why.
While traveling through this world of care,
In scenes of sorrow or of joy;
0 let my memory ever bear
These solemn words, whither, and why?
May I on Jesne cast my care,
On him alone for strength rely;
0, may I to his throne repair,
And daily auk, whither, and why 7
And when my days on earth are o'er,
When Jesus calls my soul on high ;
Far, far sway on Canaan's shore
I then shall know, whither, and wiq.
Wapello, lowa, November; 1858
ror the Presbyterian Ulmer and adsveat3
Prayer is the means whereby we may
communicate with God , ---ithe' way in 'which
we can tell him alI, our wants, unburden all
our sorrows.
Livini in a world of sin,
away fr om our
Father's house, how can we keep tip our com
munication with our 'heavenly home, if we
pray not ? If we close our hearts against
the visits of the angels, as they ascend and
descend upon the ladder of prayer,
us life and strength from heaven, how is it
possible for us to keep up a love for the
better land, the home where we expect to
dwell And will not sin, with its allure
ments, entice us away ? Let the• enemy of
our souls but once persuade us to close our
Bibles and to neglect prayer, and he destroys
our intercourse with . God, shuts us off from
all communion with him ; and unless the
Holy Spirit comes in his power ipon us, we
should soon be given over to worldliness,
and become castaways, last forever I
Neglect of prayer on the part of a professing
Christian, is a plain notice to him of a de
cline in the heavenly life; for what is prayer
but communion with G od, and if this be
comes a burden and a task, if we love it
not, we are certainly going back to the world.
But, my Christian reader, do you not too
often forget the petitions you ask ? If we
ask a favor from a friend, or if we present a
petition to an earthly ruler, do we go away
careless and indifferent as to whether our
request is heard, and our petitions granted
or not? No : we anxiously wait to hoar the
But when we appear at a throne of grace,
do we.not often pray only because it is a
duty, and our conscience feels the easier for
having done so? Perhaps we pray, because
from our infancy we have been taught to do
so, and it has become ti habit; or because
we are professing Christians, and it is ex
pected that we should pray. Certainly, if
we are in earnest, and do really desire the
things we ask, we should be more anxious
about the success of our requests. Alas !
bow many make prayer a mere formality—a
thing 'which must be done—a thing lair- •
riedly disposed of, glad when got through
with, and forgotten as soon as uttered.
Whilst there are many professing Chris
tians who think too little of prayer, there
are others who make their prayers the main
thing—their chief religion, Suoh persons
pray with great fervor for the hastening on
of Messiah's kingdom, but they do nothing
to advance it. They confess their sins, but
do not forsake their; they Make solemn
vows for the future, but never perform them;
they rise from their knees, go away and
forget all about it; they seem to think that
there is some hidden virtue in the act or
form of prayer, which wipes off all past sins
and leaves them clear for the future, ready
to begin their old lives again they live all
the week like men of the world, and on Sab-
bath trays they sing hymns and pray, and
this constitutes their religion.
How can that person be a real, sincere
disciple of Jesus, who keeps all his religion
for certain times and places, to be used only
at the prayer-meeting, at the Sabbath
School, or at the church on the Sabbath ?
He expends all the energy of his pious soul
in singing hymns and praying occasionally!
All his efforts as a Christian soldier consist
in words, and not in deeds. There may be
too much dependence on outward forms,
whilst there is no inward life. • Religion
should be an every-day , companion, and
• prayer a delightful communion with God.
Another meat sin, into which many pro.
fessors fall, is inattention'or heartlessness in
public prayer. We stand up to pray in the
church, but we pray not. We hear a few
and then our thoughts rove abroad,
and we have no heart in the prayer. We may
be in a position of reverence,and our outward
apputrance be as those who worsbio aright,
but our spirits ! do they commune with that
'God who is a Spirit, and who must be wor
shipped in spirit and in truth? Our thoughts
wander, and whilst some one endeavors to
lead us in prayer, how often do we criticise
the words of the petitions ? We feel them
not as our requests. Oh ; it is to be feared,
that ofthe many who stand up in the con
gregation on the Lord's day, to pray, but
few, vary few are there, who do really en
gage in this duty 1
Again : •Our prayers should be in.earn est,
and to the point.' Wen Peter was sinking.
his prayer was short, importunate, and ear
nest—" Lord save, •or 1 perish." He felt
that ho needed aid, and that immediately.
The poor publican wasted not many words, but
how much was there in those seven words,
"God be merciful to me, a sinner !"—con
fession of guilt, earnestness of entreaty, ado•
ration of God. His position, too, spoke most
eloquently; he stood afar off, bowed his
head and smote upon his breast. He felt
his need of mercy. Blind Bartimeus, too,
how importunate, how earnest he was
The ten lepers, who lifted up their voices
and cried, " ave mercy upon us !" All
these should teach us how to pray. Jesus
tells us to pray, and not faint—to be im
Christian reader, were you sinking,
drowning, and .you saw help but a little way
off, yet none knew of your danger, how
earnestly would you cry to your fellowman
for help, how you would plead for your life ;
but men are sinking every day into eternity,
unprepared, and they are indifferent, and
pray not, and. Christians see them •go, and
are almost is indifferent and unconcerned
as they.
The Church of 'Christ needs more real,
earnest prayer within it; and 'Christians
must pray more, watch more, and fight more,
if they would advance the cause 'of Jesus
upon earth, and hasten the time of his glo
rious appearing. S.L.C.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
A Word to Young Converts,
The past year has been one long to be re
membered. Many hearts have been made
glad, because many sinners' ave found the
hidden treasure. And among those who
have found this treasure, are many who are
but in the youth of life. It would be well
for these youth to remember that their posi
tion is somewhat peculiar. It will be neces
sary for them to secure a livelihood. If they
would support themselves, they must needs
seek employment. This is all correct. Re
ligion will not keep a lazy man from starving.
"If ye work not, neither shall ye eat." .
But my object in writing this article, is to
caution you against being too intent upon
the securing of large salaries, and permanent
situations, to the neglect of your spiritual
interests. It is not unfrequently the case
that young men professing a love for Jesus,
will seek a location in some place far re
moved from the ordinances of God's house,
because they receive a small pittance more
than • they can in the midst of a highly in
telligent and religious community. Again :
young men who have professed Christianity,
will hire themselves as salesmen to some
Man who is engaged in an unlawful business,
and their only excuse is, " I get so much a
month, and that is better than I can do any
where else; so I shall stay on with this man
until I have gathered some money, and
then I will go at something more respec
Again: young men sometimes violate
God's commands, because it is the will of
their employer, and excuse themselves by
saying, " Welf I can't help it, I have told
my employer it was wrong, and he will have
to bear the blame."
Now, my young friends, this all looks very
muoh like giving the lie to your profession.
You profess to have found the hidden treas
ure, and yet you turn right round and sell
it for naught. How different is your con
duct from that of the man we read of in the
Scripture, who found a treasure, and imme
diately sold all that he had in order to'possess
that treasurei
You may make what excuses you please;
but none of them will be sufficient to justify
you in relinquishing your hold upon . Christ.
On the other hand, if you have found Christ
to be a treasure, you will understand more
and more its value, in proportion as you re
fuse to part with it. If you prize it above
all other things, you will find it precious
even in a pecuniary point of view. Yes,
my friends, even among the ungodly this
hidden treasure will secure you confidence.
It will seoure you employment.
Tho ungodly may try to buy you at the
expense of your religion; but if be finds
you honest to your profession,
he himself
will pay you a larger salary than he will to
an ungodly young man. And it is no won
der he should do so, for it is to his own in
The writer of this article, a few years
ago, and just after finishing his College
course, made an engagement with a gentle
man in the city of to act as an agent
'for him in the marble business. After re
ceiving some good advice from a pious father,
he set out upon his journey, reached C—
on Tuesday evening, and met with his em
ployer, for the first time, on Wednesday
morning. All was right, aria we were to
start together for K--, on Thursday.
Thursday came, and his employer informed
him that he eould not be off before Friday.
Friday came, and it was the same story, and
so also Saturday. Saturday evening, how
ever, the employer came to the writer:, and
remarked : Well, sir, lam all ready now,
and, we will be off tomorrow, sure.' The
writer, by God's grace, was enabled to an
swer, promptly, in the following words :
Well, sir, ./ am not ready to go tomorrow."
The employer, with an angry countenance,
and an oath, exclaimed "You not ready
I thought you came to put yourself into my
employ." "I did, air, (was the reply,) but
to-morrow is the Sabbath, and I shall not
trample upon that day for anyman." " Very
well" replied the'employer, "you wont suit
me • I want you to understand all days are
alike to me . ; and if I ask my men to go on
Sunday, mean they shill do it. I will pay
you off and=let you slide."
Though ainong strangers, and scarce of
funds, the writer did not relent. Sabbath
came and passed, but the employer did not
go still. Monday morning the writer called
on his employer for a settlement, for he was
now resolved to retrace his steps toward his
father's house, and engage in teaching.
The employer had him do some business
for him before settlement. He had him go
to tbe bank, and draw out for him three
thousand dollars, and pirchase a small boat
with which to carry marble down the river.,
When this was.done he had him take an
other check, and draw out of bank two
thousand dollars more, which he intended
taking along with him. When this was done,
he urged the writer to remain with him, and
promised he would , uot ustorfert, with his ob
serving the Sabbath ; and, more: than this,
he promised him more than twice the wages
he had promised him before. The reason he
gave for this was, "that he knew a y04,11g
man who would lose Hs place rather than
violate the Sabbath, would deal honestly with
the funds entrusted to him, and- that not one
of the young men in 'his employ would do."
You see, then, my young friends, that luin
esty in your profession is an 'advantage
you even in' a worldly 'point of vies*, and
among the ungodly. Let me urge yoii, then,
to hold, fast your profession. If you have
found - Christ, never forsake him, and be as
sured, "He will never forsake you." Do
not allow a small pittance More to take you
into a community where you will be deprived
of the public ordinances of God's house.
Do not assist - an ungodly, roan in an un
righteous traffic, because he pays you well.
Do not listen to any arguments that would
teach you to trample upon God's holy law.
Let this be your resolution: "'As for me I
will serve the Lord." " Whether'l eat or
drink or whatsoever I do, I will do ail to the
glory of God." n—s—g.
For the Presbyterian Banner and Advocate
MR. EDITOR :—Would you grant UM the
medium of your paper, , for the presentation
of a few facts to the minds of the professed
ly Christian Societies of these , cities ,and
vicinities, `sugg estive of the relative respon
sibilities devolving on those who profess to be
the Disciples of Christ. In the day of ad
versity, we are called upon by the voice of
Inspiration, to consider. When we view
around us, on every hand, the prospective
indications of extreme suffering, during the
coming Winter, as a consequence resulting
from the want of employment, ought not our
sympathies for the distressed be awakened,
as well as our energies be directed to the.
amelioration of the destitute, whose common.
humanity (with those who are possessors of
plenty,) entitled them,
by the - special law of
Heaven, to the regard of all godly persons ?
Are we not bound, by the Great and only
Head of the Ohurch, Christ Jesus, to bear
one another's bnrdens and so fulfill his law ?
If we recognize this principle await rule of
life, let us remember Him who saith, ".Give
to him who asketh.thee ) _and-.from, him that
would borrow of thee, turn not thou away."
g , In this, the children of God are manifest,
and the children of the devil : whosoever
doeth not righteousness, is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother."
And, again : " Whose hath this, world's
good, and seeth his brother, have need, and
shutteth up his bowels (of compassion)` from'
him, how dwelleth the love of God in him ?"
"My little children," (saith the •beloved
Apostle,) ." let us not love in word, neither
in tongue, but in deed, and in truth. And
hereby we know that we are of the truth,
and shall assure our hearts before him." It
is written in the Prophets, " Then shall ye
return-, and discern between the righteous and
the wicked ; between him that serveth God,
and him that serveth him not." Let not
Societies, else than. God's Church collective
ly, take the Crown, which God hath laid up
for them that love him. Now is the time
for the manifestations of the eons of God.
Yours in the Lord,
Pittsburgh, October 21, 1858.
The Two Services.
"I know, with Newton, what the world
can do, and what'it cannot do," said Hedley
Vicars, a pious English officer, who perished
in the war of the Crimea. " It cannot give
or take away the peace of God in the soul.
It cannot soothe the wounded conscience, or
enable us to Meet death with comfort. I
have tried both services. For twenty years
I lived under the yoke of sin. The retro
spect of my past laie is nowmiserable to me,
yet, before I was taught by the Bpirit of
God, I thought and Called it .a life of
pleasure. The very name when applied
to sin, now makes my heart sicken. Even
then I could never enjoy reviewing the oc
cupations of a single day; and think you
my conscience was quiet? No, no. Bitter
experience has taught me that there is no
peace for the, wicked.' Blessed be God,
now I am pardoned and reconciled- through
the death of his Sen. How happy is the
Christian's life when he has this assurance."
No Substitute for Christ
Shall we find nothing in the true Church
of God which Would seem to indicate a
proneness to submitute some object in the
experience of the believer for Christ ?
Verily, we think so. To tiddlice an exam
ple, alas ! too common:"When the act of
faith is substituted for the object of faith,
what is this but the hewing out a broken
cistern. Whatever I put in Christ's place,
necessarily becomes a substitute for Christ.
If I look to my faith for comfort, and peace,
and evidence, instead of my faith looking to
Christ for these, I exchange the fountain
for the cistern. We are now touching upon
a truth of vital - moment. Jesus is the
fountain of all life', light, grace; and love to
the believer. Faith is but the channel
through which these blessings are received.
And yet, who has not detected in his heart
a tendeney to look to faith for the evidence
of his Christianity, instead of to Christ?
Thus making the sot of believing it substi
tute for the object in which we believe.
You have long been pleading, as your reason
for the unsettled and unhappy state of your
mind, the weakness of your faith. What, I
ask, is this, but the making a Saviour of your
faith ? It was not faith that died for you--
it is not faith that saves you. It is Christ,
and Christ alone.---Dr. Octavius Winslow.
0112ERISR the tender buds of piph and
they will bloom with benevolence. •
From our London Corres,pildent.
The illentatembert Trial—Position '' a Character
of the .Emperor—The English Fri. -, Unanimous
—Contrast between Prib Asia mod orance—The
Univers Warned—Why P—The En Oh Working
Alen and the Sabbath Question—S larisna at , a
Discount--Cheering Prospects of , ze Beanget
ization—The Pioneer Causes—Seria tliterature—
The Pulpit and the HaSses—Mr.l , fOlter's 'Lee-
tures at Halifax—" Love's Labor, p4'!--Spir
itual Results—Kindred Lecturesr ,jiiiiichester
and Liverpool--The Bishop of Lo het Preaching
to the Poor—China and Tap - ,Dr. Pait's
Views—The Bishop of Oxford' Spiech—.Efis '
'Soft Words for Romish, and it -Words' for :
Non-416'0p0l Missions—Postscri 0 .. ` •
...• '
LONDON, Decemberil 41858.
.. ,
The MONTALEMBERT MIA iontumes to :
occupy public attention. With , illuminable
bayonets at his-back, the Em i or may . be s
able to despise the indignatii , Of. all that
is enlightened in Enrope, but'' ,„Z '., *. ina.. f.
'possible to believe that he cant 5',44, , , e i-itt-!, :
different, or escape from the a* , "41 .that`
he has committed—a., , grievou e if: — It.-.
argues butlittte - conititinee in be real love
of the French nation for hiti`,,persei r and.' ,
government, when we find hi ii ••, i i tieing mil.
the free expression of Ben 'bears' with ~
which, if a• real 'lover of lib':,-• ty, Isattrottat ~
himself ,sympathise.• . The ninth is, Ifiet
here is a man whose selfishnestind f got*a
are intense and albabserbingi : It tyere is
to be any degree of privilege tiocoididiany
liberty conceded, it must comeNrom 'him; he ;
Must think for, plan for, and fegulate every
thing for all classes, and tillan/ Frunee;
is the habitual sentiment of; the ~nephew,
as it was that of the uncle.
The Fina tp lish Press unanimously - Condemns
the recent trial, and is the 011C:wing, front
the London Daily Telegraph, 'lan haie 11,
specimen, of its utterances : 1 i. 4 i , .:
The Emperor himself is' the firebrand of the '
Empire—the man who, by emit* innocent and.'
honorable men, will raise' agarhimself,' 'it
length, the blood and gallant a lilt of all .that '
remains to be called by, the namea virtue in the •
central realm of Europe. 'lf not7France is dead,
and `Louis Napoleon is enthrone ,•upon. the cor- ,
ruption of a colossal sepulchre. 4i,ut France is
not dead. 111 . .'de Montalembert Iti. self IS ci. proof
that she is alive- lie apeaks r and:kililt'aing,le calm
and faithful word,. the bolts ofiison must be '
drawn upon him for half a year. L Within the next -
six months who knows What I.3larhaPilt,al ll The ~
game is desperate; but : Louis , Nlpoleon..-has al
gambled more like a manitic.than a Coward ; i
yet cowardice, and that`of the raise - unmanly dit- ,
scription, lurks at the bottom Of this. policy. --Tfe ,'
fears the great men of France; ite prefers the un
Edina° 'of imbecile's, biets, and 'Shari). ..,
era, intent upon their severaitt iicherote ;clitis
power rendeis him _dizzy ; anclin. the,•midst l ef '
his tremor, he reflects ; that if the glorio u s Fre nch .
nation were`for one moment to qr-igo-veined3by- its
intellect, instead of beingmver den bp i ti.,Zouar
mob, he, Louis Napolion, woul":• . a a f?gitivii, a •
prisoner,or a relic of extitiguisPi hhaien-vanity.
Therefore does heinsult allAtinps,, and deride
its public opinion, by licentiotialy, depriving an •
illustrioua citizen orliberty, by 'fliiint him; lip ,
hooding him' over'to the unmeaspted severities et
a police controlled by no kin and. responsible
only to the Tiberitis of the TnillilAes. -In-such ,
an hour what must•Franee think-,toifEngland feel?
Was •it not . enough that- free; m s h o uld be .
strangled and equity i1ei.494; I .cortifigretAi
aspirations ora - gre'ar people itho I to- droW,tied%,
in the beastliest sonsuality---asaiduously, flattered
in the ifoniteur—that philosophy. should be
crusked and: religion enslaved, that the very idea
of public life should be obliterated ? Could not
Louis Napoleon survive an eulogy upon. England,
from lherpen of M. de Mornalembert ? This, itt
deed,7 is , the dscropitude, • the self-judgment of
usurpation! It tells us that the throne of the
Empire rooks upon its unnatural basis ;'it bids
us look where we may expect to,find the inheri
tors of administrative authority in France, after
this apparition, 'this eclipse, thiS moekery 'has
passed away.
It is also significant and curious that the
two weekly Romish organs, including Car
dinal Wiseman's paper, the Weekly Register,
deplore and condemn the Emperor's conduct.
The Times, after referring to the striking
" resemblance Which France, with its new
institutions, bears to imperial and enslaved
Rome," remarks that " there is one great
difference hetween the world in which we
live' and that Which obeyed the sway of
Nero and Dernitian, namely, that there ex
ist nations whose independence France, in
past days, endeavored in vain to crush, but
for whisk . Frenchmen might indeed fancy
that the heart and -brain of Europe were
paralyzed, and that the sun of civilization
had gone down at noon in darkeess."
The contrast tietween PruSsia and France,
at the present morttent, is very marked ;
the one case, liberty throwing off the - fetters
with which a Court party had encompassed
her limbs and impeded her, progress; in the
other, an Emperor stifling her accents of
sympathy or 'Complaint, urged on by
those parasites 'whom Count D'Alembert
denounces, and of whom he says, in words
which helped to bring down on him prose
cution, ",When I choke with the weight of
an atmosphere charged with the pestilential
vapors of servility and corruptions, I hurry
to breathe a purer air, take a bath, of life in
free England!' And so says the Times,
of Prussia, and its prospects in, connexion
with the inauguration of a liberal policy :
We think it is not merely as a matter of
Prussian or even German interest that the recent
changes at Berlin are to be regarded. We in
England are generally immersed in our own con
cerns, and are at present little inclined to be
hopeful of continental yet the accession
of the Regent, the dismissal of the Manteuffel
ministry, and the meeting df the Chambers'have
undoubtedly raised curiosity in a high degree.
It is felt that Europe begins to move. The long
sleep of the continental nations is coming to an
end. On the second of , neitt month, seven years
will have elapsed since the forcible overthroli of
free government in Prance, and by the time that
this anniversary has arrived, the Representative
Chamber of Prussia will have been constituted by
the elections which are now proceeding. The in
stitutions which have perished in the one country
are coming into action under the happiest auspi
ces in the other. The moment of deepest dark
ness iu Prance sees the sun shoot his first cheerful
ray over Prussia and all Germany. While in
Paris i an eloquent orator has been finally silenced,
in Berlin a band of new. deputies are preparing
political orations ; while in the one place the press
has been reduced to the lowest point of uselessness
and degradation, in the other, reiiews and news
papers are daily imbibing the spirit of free dis
cussion. We trust that, to make the contrast
between the two countries complete, we shall
shortly have to report the proceedings of a
Prussian Representative = Chamber, distinguished
by the independence, the disinterestedness, the
dignity, the moderation, and the ability of its
Well may the Times anticipate that
Prussia shall hav' "the good wishes of every
free people!' " They are . indeed few, in
number now, unless we count each of the
great British colonies as one.. But, such as
we, and the Americans, and the Canadians,
and Holland, and Sardinia, and Belgium,
are, we, are glad to receive a new ally." • I
am sure that when the news reaches the
United,States.of the Montalembert trial,
there will be a universal expression of dis
gust.. is well that the Anglo. Saxon race,
in'all.italrinches, should haforced at times,
into a fresh review .of the _"great sum"
whereby their fathers purchased the . boon
of that liberty which, to rest of. the
world; is almost finknown,'and that the con--
duct of. Continental tyrants, loresbadowipg,
it ,nay. be, an assault. on. Britain itself,.
should Mahe . Bagland'and‘. 4 America register
a vow 'of 'united' resolve 'such 'is` Words
worth grveemtterarice-to, when he says :'
" It is not'to be thotight Of, that the food
OP Itritishifreedlnn, which front the gfea - t sea
• Of dark ax,itignity l „hath,flowed with poinp of
That this'mostifilnonisaajn 'bags ancrsands
Shotild,paristi ; in ,our,4B,lls,is, hang
Aimory of the inkdoeibla thiighiO of Old,
We idust be 7 freelloi die. * f*;. • •*-
In 'PYerY h t n g re.fiqg: l3 Priing
From earth's, best blood, lave titles manifold."
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!..-Tney#,..auAito 16 0 .$R9p 1 JaSVAlt9E
611 ed:outthitfititiOit 1 4 . 4 6 *14. 1 0Y 14 Pettt"
,0 '
Jesnik,s which- indulges in, a eu Ogg orf<tbe
lteinesOltid 0 13;infpathies . thetnietarians,
Athui ItftfoCidpitierioe at their-at
rtenwigi Vtrelaiize vpiiinitivis:Catlkolioity;= out
of tlie!ibosopk of thea mother chU rof .
ffinroalipx., cloivers,
1 '. 4 that, 'movement can only be, eAplained ,by
the 'of Dl3lle, gra:Cc. It be- 1
longs k to -the 'elaa's Nof 6T:term:aural:events."
certainly is tilliovernant 4f euper
natural,". but not , The true
name for, it As ' 4 ;Satriei " : one, of ,the last
and most'. cunning .of the inventions of the
father of lalsghdods. ' "1'
It As worthy- o notice 'diet the. French
Government hair giterCa if Warnite tto....the
-Univers ,itself; As filing; *it abused Egg
lan,d,and I ) ,rOtestantairec, ; fliere was no inter
ferenee!" Nor while it jdstified the assassins
of - CiviriPiire; Was `there a`fi wn oil the iln
perial 'brow, to irldicaief that this was . foul
and unjust.- Bat-=oh, the money power IT-7-
when the Mortara ease s of I the forcible ab- „
Auction - Of a tlewish'cho, which had been
secretly buptiz'ed'hy'a Popish id* - e4rcit t ed
a eoininotien aniO4.' the arelirgirritothe
ohilds, and' the Frenbh:frojernment - there- ,
npon felt that-the :millionaire must not be
offended, ond so rebuked the, Pope. - ' aod ills
' Caraill* — ltud when, Itloreoverr,ttie•
Napolebri'aetually advanced_ '`'some richiJeWs
'in Algeria to the pokitiori Of Cdrifisel
-of :State--41re ipions liorror 'of, the
Univers ; knew no :borinds. It, r,therefore,
cried out Tastily,"and ,with all the,,intensity
cf a burning,: Jew-joisting; honest, bigotry,
lilfnthat which mediaeval days boasted of. '
9 rid se it tget's an ='''averti ` 6Beirient. " l' it is '
politic' db this.; - hilt evewhere , the liberty
}of-the press ) is i lnterfered with 4 Bettea-to ,
le i tsblasphemni,a . n i dlhigots, rebels andivit- ,
les have. their say, and then meet i iniscon
found themin the arena 'of 'free diSertssio,n.
is'thris that I rejoideto' l, si,j,' the Welk- '
ting , clissee of thietcountry are beginninrto •
,settle,,fin the right way, great 'Social' and
,Iteligions questions. In my,repent Depute
:tied Tour for the Religious Tract Society;, I
t t j a 4 6,N l i#A — pri,,,f of this furnished to itie. •
Titus snrtgliallergynfaio told
me of a'district Where sSeablarism-ibmiSelin
rampant, and where the. Sunday League
views were strenuously held, and .at first
claimed the adhesion of the artizans. But,
first of ali, Secularisit in that district is now
. diserganited. It has no power over the
people; where. there were hundreds of
copies of Holyoake's ," Reasoner" once
sold, now there is not sold a dozen ; and a
Secularist hook Seller now finds it hiS Interest
to exhibit for sale, in 'his window, the
" Leisure Hour," and " The SUnday at
Home,"> of the Religious Tract Society.
The foregoing statement as to the breaking
of Secularism in one district, applies, be it
remembered, to many others. And. tkis is
the result of free'discussion.
And so, secondly, I have to add that at a
large meeting of the - Working men in the dis
trict alluded to, to which the advocates of the
Sunday League views were brought in force,
after a full 'and fair argument, the people,
by an overwheliming vote, decided; and that
on secular grounds,' againstthose whe would
have "`Sunday play," at the cost Hof ever
increasing "Sunday toil."
Most encouraging, also, is the prospect of
evangelizing the Men of the leitizatt Class.
Several things conduge 'to this. One is,
that total abstinence principles, amid great
opposition, are making steady'progress, and
that even when these are not practically
embraced, the result of the agitation is to
discourage and "diminish the Consumption of
intoxicating liquors. Another ' powerful
means of pioneering 'the *ay for the Gos
pel among working men, is the increas
ingly Christian character of, many employ
ers, and the deep' interest they take in the
workmen employed "by them, and in their
families. Liberal wages ; no 'overtaxing of
strength by protracted . honis of toil; the
provision of ,sanatory appliances in,the way
of comfortable dwellings, with abundance of
pure air and water; and the supply of use
ful reading—all these are the' sure fore
=Duero of something better still. The
popular passion for reading is also tending
to the same end. The periodicalain largest
circulation, are certainly those of a secular
character, and in the use of fiction, love
stories, &c., are e'nerviting and injurious
exceedingly. But even these periodicals,
with perhaps one exception, are free from
the vileness and licentiousness which once
characterized them, and which made them
the poisoners of all that was virtuous and
innocent. The superior character of illus
trated periodicals, through which Christian
truth runs like a golden thread, has com
pelled the proprietors of what was once
literary garbage, to provide healthier mental
food for the masses, and even occasionally to
do homage 'to the morality of the' New'
Testament. Thus; for example, the :Lon
don .Tov,rnal, the other day, referred one of
its inquiring correspondents to our Lord's
Sermon on the Mount, as the moat satisfac
tory, and complete elucidation of what was
sought for. -
Religious Literature, - properly so galled,
is making every rapid why, and is eagerly
sought for. This is true of many tracts and
books, as well as serials, ; published in Eng
land and Scotland. We mark it also in the
large sale, among working' men, of those
sermons and lectures which 'are. specially
addressed tatliens. •
At Halifax, in Yorkshire, I found, that
lectures of this class are now being statedly
delivered; these are published on the 'pion
day morning iromediateljr succeedinr the
Sabbath afternoon when they were = ad=
dressed to a 'ma so of working "people: The
ale at the - adjoining railway station, and
Philadelphia,. South, 'West - Cornecaf Seventh and Chestnut Streets
• -
tirrc,ugh the town, is very'great. 7 ' These I .
Clothes," and "opens with a description of
who heard them, burthem and read :them i the Ad j'ew , calling out , " Clo' Clo' rin
The railway, porters who are able to,go to a , the Amstar': whoi on being .retionstra,ted
service in the afternoon, and who heard with for not saying " Clothes " 4 ,instead of
them; buy and read them also, and - mere "Oki"; Etubbezinfully- pleaded the"freqency
than this, they are found at railway stat Ans ' : , with Whin"): be 'had to, call out during the
far and near, and in, country -in day, adding, that if the objector were iirhis
shop-windows, and working people purchase place,, he would gladly do the same_'' A
and read them. • good use is made of -the enbject, , however.
You ask," What are the respite?" Xiist, With all its defeats, the attempt to do good
in reply, let' me tell yen wbktlielecttirer y is. - 111giliairorthy
He, belongs to the diali whose style jof 100 THE BISIIQP or townott is ,
tures - couresfunderjthe,eensure - sortie; who. jug: t ? . the, tery 10 . west classeir in Landon, in
.sarnante that style as (thue ; speken of in my t
last,j "The Few, Valpit.", The Bev. Wm. colmeiibewith his Diocesan Mission wive-
Walters, of ,is lecturer Of this rhent. Ilia :sermon this week it Bethnal
School. ' like S'ourgeon, 4 OvhoSe Green,, was, aeed en the words, "Behold, I.
predecessor 144 its ,p' erk -s treet effe i tel
. s p tsmi ; the ,t 4o a ctr 'ku t o c e . k . ;; li a s u si d o ' n w ar a y s
London,) liable to b e' inisunierifciod' lain earnest `affe trona
bythose ,who don ' t ter, wont read or, heart .olergyme n for dark , districts have beenbeen ap.
', , =
for themselves; -,The• titles- of his lectarea, their o utt ,e r , bcy consta ntly
L admit, 'cr,;': — Theiatited thPies ih' the 'Mali -
I t iromalgitaik ei a n ti e Agir e l m f fen* IMO movkpfidt
. as
alb h A
to Halifax ,, r-''
not arr.rgant, - butitinmble;earinist; ..01304.).ariD,JATAN,:are!ibqgittaing tb:he
successful among, tivrt,,,very ohms whom lie niewed : together g in connexion, with.Missipns
seeks, by e,',,' 3 10 arrest and , pardoChri s trApiw. nreeting,,of the mem.
Save, the feeling 4.3 Woodronaly modified, hers dud frienchi ihel l ioPagatiou'Peoisty
h "ll' a
e as ' to the es o fl'ectu'res ;an was held a few days ago, tha:Bislrep •clf
these, when read; (Iliad. nor the opportiniity, ,don in, the - eitair n , to drrect attontron to the
of hearing any of , them , ,) give; you lefty prrivide t otial opeeiriga "Which 'fias:g recently
idea of . adaptation, vigor, ; fidelity, truth,. been made:lfoF the intrOduction Chriitian
unction, and,leye. • ity into' China and Japan!! Not a side'H ere; for instance, before 'ine—given Evangelical clergyman appears to have been
to me by the 'lectirrer` himself 'three Liao % Pressrit. The Bishop of. Landon directed
tares, "lieliveredin the specie!' attention to the system Buddiiiim,
Halifax:",,- The title of the - firatiis,'" lave's 'whiare , adherentsire'eitimated at three hint.
Labor ,Lost!,' •t" That title, 7 !, says nome,of dred and twenty millions. Its very succesi,
your readers, "is rather „too much for a as an aggressive'rlystem the East, the
ministers ecture. yitannually the"Bishopargued, was an encouragement for
name otone of Shikspearg's plays us to believe in the Still more abundant and
so . said I till I CaMe salsa*, and'reid.t ",,final awned .of the. Itrne ;religion of the
Let ..the lecturer explain- ,himself to that „crop., ,
crowded gathering of working „Flea, apd, As fofirapan, 11,03.enisin had once esthb
women, end let us
-listen: First f , he opens ' Hared itselfthere, brit was expelled becanse
the second series of WiWer teeinies; by' 'of Wel nitittlarahirdoeities between its agents,
a thankful refirenc'e to results kit `year, , I andrespecially teem:lee of political intrigues,
praising - God ." for thae -who hale bearded a .i14:40t4 of which were - to be found warnings
to teverencepthe religion,!which onerpthey to the Protestant missionaries who should
despised;, for thotte who have renoupped occupy Japan. , -,,.
,10 Bishop referred,' as
evil habits and reformed, their lives, for a matter of encouragement,that the whole
' these Who'haieteriteied e ta a , Scriptures 'Chinese tAgup could now
laE attendanCe on' the'rneatris of kriaeVat'olve liendire i biriednn China-forla earn of two
fir thbsetwhol'hnve been . savin* , con bhillings , and-the Gospel of Luke into - the
veiled to mho Are : 14sejja 1 Japanese-has- also been executed.
~members of the lahurckot ,Pl,iffst77 i for all 4 The Bishop ; . of,, Oxford ,Was the chief
these, let us Traikii::his M ay his. speaker at this, meeting. , Ile dwelt cu the
goodness sicea r g rickelblels. duty' of Christian nation to' propagate its
mg crown our labors. Trui,syoll see,lthht faith. -Re aid, hat he. much dpposed
;besides thet" Shaking Taiirongehbrdipbones; as 'ever to the spirit which had led to the
'and. outward reformation.' the Spirit of Life late wq.y,tn China, trutithat tkp irpico4 all the
has,b.pen at work .pyllatilara of all more endeavorbrjpg the healing inga
this I had from Mr. Walters' ownlips: got sates, of the quarto hear, upon that which
Yhen six 41rIfineme u nitird'',theii - six 'had been' niattered 'hY these 'hOirvesiots,
uniCed tiieonselves tc Wicker/1i elfin Natrir& doeirLto clothe 'the debris
rbf which'he is Alb rpaster, , Mithelruit of his' o of-.the -mighty earthquake with the beauty
,labors; while cases-of 'dishonesty abandoned, and fertility with which the vegetable wo(ld
-and restitution practised, ef-licentiaus t habits surrounds it." As to. China, he referred to
`utterly forsaken, ' through the Smitings . .ther,forantain t flueace -pf Apreaniaur in that
consciences awakened hitie Empire,,, and, _ seesreato give it credit for the
• been most giatifying. Brit :Whir iiihrtnith charitable t irtitution's oirteast Children,
Lotretstlapboi Lost?"' giL'ove's -and, infirmarreslorithelsiok. vllccould g not
Istber;',4,Tlrials threileetlbrerie I,T)ackittre trite Idicide% "whether this -21rott been the
irteurnerahle. efferts„of t ,clariaMmuftud reitiit'orde t pretiainiefikd adspeif (that
the inercifurdeeds and dispensations eau -- Irififf-difsPertitr,:si:eailied Itiknish
Being, of Whom it is 2,641163;1re ZovT." Trieste; thrt Bishop admits it Was "the Gbs-
And then he proceeds to 'show` how, in the - perry" old'Clibleie system
Christian home, where pions .parenta, have of T-'thoright had. been impregnated With
expended' such pains and . training ; how, in
the Sabbath School,• how, in connexion
with the work of the Chriitian ministry—
" Much" of this " Labor"seems wholly and
irretrievably lost !" And very: powerful are
the appeal* to conscience, coupled with tell
ing facts. Here is a specimen
My. Hearers ! many of you were. taught, in
childhood iii the Sabbath School. In this town
and neighborhood the large ntojority , of our
young, 'and even of our= middle-aged men and
women, have passed through our, schools. And
yet how small a proportion are joined to Our
churches, or swell our bongregations. Sobto give
themselvta to lives of open profligacy and shame.
Some help to fill our prisons. &Me come to an
untimely end in drunken brawls. Some die on,
the gallows. While thousands, like yourselves,
live, a worldly,' careless, sinful lire; enjoying no
peace with God, and haying 'no ; prospect rof
heaven. Let me beseech you ' this, day, to. con
sider your ways. The SundayScliool has'a 'charm
for you:yet, I know. You love,to contribute :t6
its funds at the Anniversary. Teihdelight to, hear
the - children sing. But de you 'fit.fer thitik 'hew
you used to' sing long ago! =Do yon never: look
hack witkre . gret on the days when,your voices,
filled the anthem, of youthful praise? Do you
never Wish you had made a better use of 'your'
early instructions and given your hearts in your
youth to God 'I As you look, around and see 'one
here and another tfiere - or your old school com
panions, filling nseful-and honerablejpeaitiohs.,,, in
the'Church of Christ, do you never secretly wish
you hadgreivit up as they have, and Were en
'gaged in a similar wayrt: On. you hithertb all
toil and prayer have, been spent in vain. Wan
derers return. Pursue the Piths •'of sin and
death no further. Hear now the voice of warning.
By all the blessed instructions of loving tear:hers
—all the joys and hallowed associations of the
sacred songs of youth—all your remembrances Of
happier days—all the vows often made "_to serve
God some future day—by all these considerations'
I implore you to turn this day, to the Lord. If
you :refuse no*, you may perish fOriver i and in
your eternal ruin furnish fresh illustration of
"Love's Labor Lost."
, .
Another lecture. has - the title of O A
Chip of the Old' Block." In dais, is
shown, finit, that God hath ihede of ' age
blood all nations and all classes; -that, illy's
idally, the rich and poor are on a levelthat
they are 'subject. to the same. 8011:43W5,, that
they have common sympathies—and finally,
a.common depravity and guiltiness of nature
and state before Goc 1 on which' last is
based a Soletnn and:eeriest aPpeitl, for Christ,
and his silvation, to the men and women
before the lecturer, A, third lecture, is
styled "The" Light of Other
which the-bac' katider is dealt with, and that'
with great fidelity and &I.e . °. You *ill ihns
perceive, that a. good' tee is made of his.
position by' Mr. Walters, and no 'abuse- of it;.
'and that in his noble " avarice for souls,"
he does not hesitate to set forth, his topics
in the pfaineit Saxon and with'ipecial 'use
o f popular *phrases giving them anew, and.
noble, and eanctified application. •
Kindred lectures are' being delivered at
Manchester,hy 119 , 0 Opr:CSET
—and at Liverpool by the
brown, who was 'the first to 'inaugurate this
novel, and now most popular and effective at
tempt to attract thdsWiithe l torevhitialy . looked
'upon ministers with coldness undjsuspicion,i
and neglected the, 'public worship of God
altogether. Netwithstanding the startling
novelty of his titles; I think Mr. Walters is
more spiritual than either of the other leo :
turers, and is more careful to avoid =stirring
up -ids audience, to tinseemly , laughter,
broad jokes or ludicrous deaeriptions. One
,of Mr. Idnrsell'ilectures ins entitled '''"Old
By Xad, or at We S1:60 per ; Tian t SER' PROSPECTUS
Delivered in theitity,* 1.76 " '" '
WH.OI4A NO. 827
Christian ideas:" . •
The Bishop evidently deprecates any form
of Christianity in China but that which, as
"the"Chu'r'ch of Chrisi, comprises the order
bishoPs;prieists, and. deacons." With a
bigotry and an impudence worthy of the
!Wan and: his party, but insulting to that
glorious King whose departed servants,
Morrison Miller, and others (on whose
heads no prond prelate's hands were ever
laid,) first opened China to the Bible, and
the true Gospel, he declared that "they
could not expect the -blessing of the Divine
Head of, the Church, unless they conformed.
to the model,". (the Episcopal.) "He had
prescribed'(!) and acted in obedience to his
appointments" William- Barns, the Pres
`byteriai Evangelist; and his-coadjutors at
Amoy, have in ten years reaped a rich spir
itual harvest. American missionaries and
those of the London Society, are doing a
glorioris work, talt they are all "cursed "
bythis,Seni-Popiali'Prelate of Oxford, and
their - toils Utterly ignored. There - are men,
(like you'' , Bishop Doane, of New Jersey,
whose words of narrow exiilusiveness were
heard in this country, some ten or eleven
yeareago,) who would reenact all the strin
gent laws against liberty, of conscience
which Lind rejoiced in. They are a class
"not ti)l3e'reelainied. They will live and die
impenitent bigots; with impotent malice
glancing from their eyes and trembling on
their tongues-
P. S.L--Motitalembert's sentence is can
celled! The'Eciperor is compelled, a third
tinge withini a year, to bow to the power of
-the English press.
From India; - we have news of fresh suc
cesses against the rebels, both in (Nude and
Central India. The Queen's proolamation
was issued, with great eclat andfire-works on
Noieinber let. • is very conciliatory, and
lies well received.
Christ - the Ventral Glory.
It is the glory,of the World, that he who
formed it dwelt on it; of the air, that he
breathed in it, of the sun, that it shone on`
him; of the gioimd, that it bare him ;. of
the sea, that he walked on it; of the ele
ments, that they nourished him;_ of the
, waters, that they refreshed him; of us men,
that and died among us; yea, that
helived and died for us '
• that he assumed
our flesh an d blood, and carried it to the
highest heavens where it shines as the eter
nal-ornament and wonder of the creation of
it gives also i p to Providence.
It is the chief event that adorns the records
of time, and enlivens the history of the uni
verse. It the glory of the various great
lines of Providence that thei pant at this
as their centre; that 111.4 prepared the way
for its poming ;.that;isfter its coming, 'they
are 111.0313_rVient to; th e 'ends of it, - though in
sdraYiideed to u4:O-pieient mystezioui and
unsearohable. Thusoie know that they
either fulfill the, ;.promises of the crucified
:Jesus,, or his threstedings; and show either
. the happiness; of .receiving him, or the mis
ery of rejecting him:— Maclaurin.
Tii *hills Christian Religion lies in this
Faith in slums Christ, ail the means of salva
tion the Gospel, as ,
,the source of light;-
the SPirleof God, as our guide; the love of
God; ;our .la*; heaven, as our home
eternal life, as our end.