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For the Presbyterian Banner.
'tight Behind the Cloud.
The experience.of the true child of God
is of such a nature as to teach him the
vanity of. earthly.enjoyruents. These may
be gratifying to sense, but they furnish
nothing to satisfy ,the yearnings of the im
mortal soul. They are broken ,cisterns that
can hold. no water., The thirsty soul cornea
to the% but goes away disappointed: Its
thirst ; Gan only be
,quenched .by drinking
ir , nn,. the living fountain. To , , the
wellspring on high the Christian resorts,
and his drooping soul is revived.. But'of
ten, alas, in this wilderness world, he for
;eta his compass and with no landmarks to
snide him, he loses his way. He feels that
bulling thirst within, yet he has no uner
ring needle to point him to the well (Alining
winters. Ho looks to the: heavens, but they
kr 3 darkness;, the great light is veiled with
clouds. Discouruged and disheartened he
knows not whither to turn, or is almost
re,tdy to give up in despair. He forgets
that behind the clouds the sun still
shines in all its 'brightness, and the len
v,oltge of his heart is, "Oh, that I were as
an months past, as in the days when God
,preserved me; when by -his light I. walked
through darkness " But man's extremity
is God's opportunity. When man is
irought to feel his own weakness, then
Clod through Christ, his Son, offers to be
his strength. Oftentimes he hides his
3e in mercy, for a season from his own,
that they may be led to feel their entire
pendence on him. His love is still the
.me. This lesson, poor, weak, short-sight,-
' man, is, slow to learn. He cannot re
ze at once how, " all things work to-
her •for .good to those that love God."
For score of years the children of the
.ptivity wandered in sadness by the
streams of Babylon, and hung their harps
oa the willow-trees, refusing to sing the
songs of Zion. They mourned the hidings
of the Father's face—they longed and
.played for the time when the dark'clonds
should be removed, and the smiling face be
or ee more revealed. Their hearts were
ever turning to their own sacred mountains,
•their own loved temple, there they would
•bk, and there they would tune their harps
anew, to sing of the marvelous things
wqich God had done for them.
Such also is the experience of the Chris
tit.n—an exile, he longs to return home
and be reinstated in his Father's family.
D irk clouds shut out from him the light of
tl:e 6uu of Righteousness. In darkness
be gropes about for awhile, but faith as
-tures him that the light is still shining
, d points to the silver lining which some
aaes even the darkest clouds have. And
nee the longing soul will not be satisfied
til it has caught a fretih glimpse of Him
io is the light of the world. Then all
lesser lights dwindle into insignifi
;low rain all outward efforts to supply thesoul
with joy 1
The noontide sun is dark, and music discord,
When the heart is low."
The dealings of Providence toward
.3atures often seems mysterious. Our
ughts are not as God's thoughts. We
not tell why he does thus and thus.
afflictions and troubles never come by
Luce. When these compass us about:as a
.ck cloud, faith enables us to say, "even
Father for so it seemeth good in thy
, 11 t,"
As the Christian advances in the Divine
and grows ripe in experience, he finds
Lt these dark days are followed by great
grees of light and special manifestations
God's goodness; and, then from the
pths of a heart overflowing with. grati..
le he can say, "it is good for me that I
e been afflicted!' Then when dark por
tions clouds loom up before him, he does
shudder, but fixes his anchor firm
rests secure, for he has learned that
Should some hand but touch those clouds,
E'en in their silent faces, could be read,
Unutterable love."
When the course is finished—when the
;Lrfare here is ended—then the Christian
Ali enter upon his eternal reward. No
:c clouds shall darken his horizon—no
)re shall he mourn the hiding of the
n of Righteousness—no more sorrow
ill dwell in his heart; for in " the many
,nsions " the Lamb is the light and
rhere'll be no sOrroW there." The Light
;11 no longer he veiled by clouds. His
illgence will be eternally enjoyed. There
,e Christian shall be I forever with the
ord, who is his light, his life, his hope,
is all. ALICE.
God our Hp.
"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I
11 deliver thee, and thou shileiglorify
How precious such a promise! It is
leious to all, or at least ought to be ; for
know what days of trouble and trial are.
it have been born to trouble; and what
n be more desirable to them than deliv-
ance ? Such promises ought to come to
tl c poor soul as the very balm of' heaven.•
But what aro we to understand by calling
oil God ? Understand it just us literally
and just as simply as you can. It is no
h,trd thing to do, and ought not to be hard
tc understand. And indeed in temporal
matters it is perfectly easy to understand
what it ie. If you were to hear one man
telling another, if you need help, call upon
me, you would at once understand what be
meant. You would understand him to say,
ii' you need help, come to me for it, and - •I
will give to you Ah I men know what it'
i; to call upon their fellow-men for help,
a id to call upon them in confidence of re
ceiving that for which' they call. If they
,greltly need help, they do , not have much
hesitancy about asking' , a iitind, obliging,
'hle, hearty friend for the 'aid he has prom
ed him.
To call upon God, is to dog the same
Ling. It is to go to him in prayer, and
onfidently ask him for that which you
red, and which he has graciously prom
,ed. And we do it in Jesus' name, not.
ir own. " Thy promise is mronly plea:"
Prayer, whether it is to God or men, ia'
e asking for that which you need, and
vrtily desire. Calling upon God in the
of trouble, is praying to him in the'
/ of trouble.
If you call upon a kind, obliging, faithful,
le, hearty friend, you do it in' confidence.
ler he has given his word, you would
illonor him to do otherwise than to go to
in confidence. Solou must call, upon
.in confidence. If a friend is dishon
d if you do not go to him in confidence,
=oh more so is it with your heavenly
her. Does not the want of confidence
lw that
. you doubt the faithfulness"
tr friend to his promises ? So the want
confidence in prayer shows that you
bt God's word and faithfulness. You
deceive a friend. He cannot see the
tbts which exist in your heart; but the
:d seeth the heart. You cannot impose
him. Then pray believing. B.
It is only heaven that is above all winds,
trms, and tempests. ttod did not oast
...I an out of paradise that hp, might be able'
try find himself another ,pitradise in this
It arid. The world and the, believer must
p art, or Christ and him will -never meet.
4 ‘ Ye eanuot eerie God and'mammon." „,
For the Presbyterian Banner
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VOL. X.. NO. 14.
For the Presbyterian Banner
The Banner—State of the Country.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28. 1861
DEAR, BA.I4NER :—As from thy first ap
pearance I have taken and read thee care
fully; allow we to bestow upon thee a meed
of commendation. Though thou didst have
to struggle hard at;the commencement of
thy being, for a standing among thy breth
ren, and, though to do thee harm some
endeavored to dispute thy orthodoxy; yet,
thou didst, hold on the even tenor of thy
ways, until thou hadst established a perma
nency of thine existence, and an unques
tioned title'to thy soundness in the faith."
To leave:Off this 'address to the Banner,
allow` me, Messrs. Editors, to say, I read
your paper with both profit
.and pleasure;
and, though' we hive
,many 'jived papers in
this city; many more from New-York
and Boston ; yet• still, no one is more wel-
COIIIQ, than. the one conducted by you and
published at Pittsburgh.
Your course of late, indeed ever since the
open outbreak of this - Unnatural endwicked
rebellion, commends itself to the candor
and good sense of - all citizens loyal to the
government,-and, especially, to the appro
bation of all. Christiana.
Was there ever, in the world's history,
au& a rebellion? We have read of rebel
lions and conspiracies in " the old world."
We have heard of them in our own Repub
lic—of "Aaron Burr's," of "Shay's, of
The Whiske,y, in Pennsylvania, and of the
traitor, Benedict Arnold. But what one of
all these, and of the others found on
record, ever partook of such ingratitude
and malignity as the present;? Men, nour
ished and dandled by our common mother;
men, " grown fat," like jeshurun, upon the
spoils they had seized, have not turned
traitors only, but- "put the knife to the
throat?! of that mother. The rebellion,
thus inhumanly begun, hasi if possible,
been carried on in a more diabolical man
Your senior editor well knows that the
writer never was an Abolitionist—was not
only,willing, but an advocate for the South
to have all that she could possibly be enti
tled to, by the Constitution. He was op
poied to the so-called personal liberty
bills" of the North. He was in favor of
returning to their masters those "owing
them service," who escaped into the free
States; and this was his feeling up to the
day when the rebels opened fire upon Fort
But, from that monient. to the present,
this Southern sympathy has been dead,
and a feeling of just indignation and retri
bution against the invaders has taken its
place. The same, he judges, has been the
effect upon others friendly to the South.
Why, but one year ago, before the 'above
named attack, in this good old city of Phil
adelphia, the feeling in favor of the rights
of the South was so intense, that it was
feared, when Henry Ward Beecher lectured
in Conceit Hall, before the " People's Lit
erary Institute," 'the audienCe would be
mobbed; and the Mayor ordered out the
whole Police force to keep the peace. Yea,
more; Curtis, well known to' be a zealous
Abolitionist, was prohibited from deliver
ing his lecture, after he had come from
Boon here, and after full preparation had
been made to hear it.
But, how is it now ? Ah I theiadvocates
of the South are not to be found. Beecher,
Chapin, Curtis, even, .have full swing.
Even were the Mayor to order out the Po
lice, (which there is no fear of his doing,
he, also, having been converted,) it is
pretty certain that the liberty of speech
would be maintained by the, whole mass of
the population.
If the maxim ever were true, " Whom
the gods mean to destroy, they first make
mad," it seems emphatically so at this
The writer believes that, although we
have tried to keep the slavery question out
of this war, yet Providence designs that it
shall come ; and that slavery shall find
an end by it. True, the responsibility will
be upon the South, where it ought to be.
They will have no one to thank but• them
selves. -
It is as clear as the noonday sun, that if
they employ the slaves to aid, abet., and
strengthen their rebel attacks upon a lawful
government, that government not only nay,
but is. absolutely bound by every just "and
right sentiment, to palsy this arm of slav
ery upon which they lean; and, however
government may hold:back this point, she
will have to come to it ; and the sooner the
better—the better for the North, the better
for the South.
Let us have it. Let us thus end the
strife. We can do this with perfect jus
tice,' by Confiscating the property of every
rebel, slave property as well as any other—
slave property first, as the most objection
able and "contraband " of all property; and
by paying all the loyal men of the South .for
their slaves. This course once adopted by
the war-power, would speedily end the . .
test. • QUIRTS.
John Angell James—Per,sonal Habits, &e.
It is needless to say, that John Angell
Janies was a great worker. He enjoyed
incessant: activity. Says his son.:
"He diligently redeemed his time.
Meals were dispatched, in his house in less
time. than I ever saw them go through else
wheke. Though a stout man, all his move
me-nth were quick; he walked and wrote
fast,t and he dressed with unusual
My stepmother was active as - he was, and
never kept him waiting for her at a meal,
or when going out with him ; and she re
marked with 'great pleasure, that Bonaparte
gave .the same, praise to Josephine. He
was generally .in hisAtudy soon after seven,
and, believe, spent in devotion the hour
before breakfast, (which, in Winter and
Summer he took at eighty He never sat
more than half an hour after dinner (at
two; or half-past,) and not a..minute after
breakfast or tea. After supper (at nine)
he usually read an amusing book, and
think he did so at the end of the
ing. He wrote his letters generallyin an
afternoon, and grumbled if he hail to take
up his pen after supper. Though he dis
liked the occupation, his letters were gener
ally very full, and almoit every one who
wrote to him on a matter of 'personal re
ligion, was sure of being answered at con
siderable lehgth. His chief relaxation was
to spend half, a day in the country, and he
could generallY ., inake time for that, if al
lowed to fix the'day.
"Nothing seemed ever to incapacitate
him from workingiminp to supper-tirrke, or
tb dissipate' his.mincL: He could breakfast
out, and when he returned fall'to work as
usual. When he readted home in an af
ternoon, after travelling.all day, he had tea
as gnielly Ai it mild be got; and then 'went
to his -study, and generally on such occa
sions was later teen , usual at supper. He
,ga,:sre up working unless physically
unable to sit up, and made nothing of a
headache or other
,ailinent which would
haVe laid aside most men: Till the last
years of his life, he wrote standing, and to
th*he attlYil?llted , his health." ,
Of his personal habits and benevolence
we have these notices
was' very neatlin his person 'and
dress, , andtwas very particular not to ap.
Rev in,the, pulpit with, i,n
der, which cost him some care, as he al
ways wore it combed straight up from his
forehead. He liked everything about him
kept in good order, except that the books
and papers be had in hand always lay about
in confusion. He did not seem to have or
der and system, but he must have had it,
for he kept going the great machiriery of
his church and congregation, with ease and
comfort to everybody, and without the need
of any painful convulsive efferts.
" His almsgiving was very great, when
viewed in reference either to his income or
expenditure. No relation or old friend,
and scarcely any minister, applied to him
in vain, and he gave even to his enemies.
To do this he was very econoinical, espe
cially in his personal •expenses. Bat he
showed it only, by not spending money, and
not when he spent it ; for he was very easy
in every transaction, whether 'he 'paid or
received. He lived as plainly ap he could
with propriety, and he gave away the re
mainder of his income. He held it. a sin
for a minister to hoard, and a . p least an
equal sin for him to indulge in- display. I
never knew him so shaft with me as when
I suggested it would be mercy to put two
horses to his carriage, which he kept as a
matter of necessity."—Methodfst.
[S c ed.)
Lament of a Father on the. Death of His
Little Son.
Child, by God's sweet mercy given
To thy mother and to me,
Entering this world of sorrows
• By his grace, so" fair to see
Fair as some sweet flower in Summer,
Till death's hand on thee was laid,
Scorched the beauty from, my flower,
Made the tender petals fade.
Yet I dare not weep 'nor murmur,
For I knew the King of kings
Leads thee to his marriage -chamber,
To the glorious bridatbrings.
Natuie fain would have me weeping,
Love asserts her mournful right;
But I answer, they have brought thee
To the happy world of light.
And I fear that my lameatitigs,
As I speak thy cherished name,
Desecrate the Royal dwelling—
Fear to meet deserved blame,
If I press with tears of anguish
Into the abode of joy ;,
Therefore will I, meekly tovring,
Offer thee to God, my boy.
Yet thy voice; thy childish 'singing,
Soundeth ever in my ears
And I listen, .and remember,
Till mine eyes, will, gather tears,
Thinking of thy pretty prattlings,
And thy childish words of love ;
But when I begin to murmur,
Then my spirit looks above,
Listens to the songs 'of spirits—
Listens,-loriging, wondering,
To the ceaseless glad hosannas
Angels at thy bridal sing. '
44 TREE" AND " DlVlNE"—Comumrsom AT LEEDS ON RE
'LONDON, Nov. 21, 1861
MR. DISRAELI has been appealing to
the fears of the Episcopal clergy of all par
ties, with the view of smoothing the path
of the Tories to office, and forming' a great
Tory party once more. He declares against
the unconditional abolition of Church Raw
(which are but the " outworks" of the Es
tablishment for the repair of Church fab
ricks, and totally distinct from tithes and
kindred endowments,) and is still ready to
oppose a revision of the Liturgy, as-well
as the opening of the. Endowed Grammar
Schools of England to the children of Non
conformists. He talks as ,‘ a Churchman
to. Churchmen," and that especially in the
diocese of Oxford, whose Bishop sits in
the chair, while D'lsraeli compliments him
self and endeavors by the assumption of
the garb of a theological critic, to bamboo
zle the assembled clergy. Dr. Wilberforce
the Bishop, urges on the work of Diocesan
Schools, but when an aniversary meeting
is held, •it is found that only one-fourth of
the funds necessary is supplied by the laity,
while the clergy furnish the other three
fourths from their' own scanty resources.
Making this his text, Mr. D'lsraeli pra=
seeds to ask, why do the laity thus feebly
support Church Institutions? He says
that it cannot be from "want of Clinrch
men in the diocese," because these aid nu
merous. The true reasons' are found in
three feelings among Churchmen—" a feel
ing of perplexity, a feeling of distrust, and
a feeling of discontent.", Well as to ".per
plexity" people are puzzled about, the " ex
istence of parties in the Church." 'Well,
is it any wonder? Certainly not; but
says the orator, "perplexity founded on
that ground, is quite baseless." And then
he proceeds to make out, of the fact that
" there have always been parties in the
Church," a reason'why there shOuld . neither
be perplexity nor "anxiety." .Only think
of a man who is cognizant of the Semi-
Popery,, the Unionism, the Evangeligalism,
and the Broad Churchism all tied together
by a ligature, which, if once unleese'd by
the dis-establishment •of the Cluireh of
England, would' cause them to reside from
one another wide as — the poles—only think,
I say , of the cunninc , treachery and state
craft that prompt a party leader to come
but with such 'words as tbese . :—" The ag
gregate of experience; justifies •the expres-
sion that parties in the Church, instead of
being a sign ; of its ,weakness, are rather
symbols of its strength !"
It is too evident that only the "Broad
Church Sehool and mere Men' of the
world, take this view of matters. But do
men, in earliest; of all other parties,.believe
or endorse it? Are they not constantly
anathematizing one, another ? And if' they
were free to-morrow, would it not realize a
" scrimmage " which even , now is only : par--
tinily suppressed, which`, sets the Record
against the High Church' 'Guardian and
Union, and which leads the High Church
and Tractarians to denounce and detest the
theology, of the "Puritans," and the tracts
of Mr. Ryle ? .
AS to the " Essayism," Mr. D'lsraeli is
strangely inconsistent. First of all; he de
nies that its supporters - ' are-warranted
claiming to be " free in inquirers,"'ind
that therefore the right of free-inquiry
should be conceded to them. ")for;" says
the, speaker, "frn my opinion, the: principal
authors of Essays and Reviews being cler
gymen of the Chttrgh of England, had en
tered into solemn engagements with society, 1
inconsistent with the results-recornmended in
their, publications." , mother words, these
writers have perverted,the article,s,to which
at their ordination they professed unre
served "assent and consent." But after
this righteous and common sense poi:Wenn
nation of inconsistency and dishonesty;
Mr. D'lsraeli still keeping in iiew'a great
party purpose, 'and the closer :union, of
Churchmen of - all shades, in order ~t o "its
ancomfilitilitneni,‘peoceede to - ask Vf
and Reviews: " Is 'there any - thing in that
volume to occasion iiietrust'amorig Church
men. He then proceeds" to give a 'sketch
of the successive schools' of German Its-
tionalism, showing how they have come to
naught, thus at once laughing out of
Court the Essayists, on the one, baud,
and seeking to dissipate the'' distrust ”- of
the great body of the'clergy l .on the:other.
But let us hear the orator himself
. and
mark his elaborate phraseology, and, alas
ample command," as one has eiPreifed
" over a diction large, preOntions,-and im
posing, promising,
.deep meaning, and elu
ding by its vagueness, the grasp, of rival
controversialists :"
Dismissing for a mnment the character of the
writers, I am not disposed to evade the questign
—is there anything in that volume to occasion
distrust among Churchmen? I think it perhaps
may not be altogether unsuitable if one or two
observations be made upon that aubjeot by a. lay
man, and that the brunt shouldnot at
-Ways be left to clergyren t
~,T,ie,volume in ques
tion is founded, generillY" speaking, on the phil
osophical theblogy ot - Gericiiio. What is Ger
-mu theology? It is of ithotgreatest importance
that- a. clearer idea onithat subject should be en
tertained tha,n I have found hitherto to prevail in
most assemblies of rET oountrymen. About a
'century ago German !theology, which was mere
'mysticism, became b , a natural law' of reaction
-critical. A: body of philosophic theologians
gradually arose, and rformed la the course of
years a school which introduced ; anew. system.of
interpretation of the Seriptures. They, accepted,
without cavil the sacred narrative, but they in
,terpreted Supernatural events by natural causes,.
:and they adopted as iliemame . of their new syg
tem the title , of, Ratitinalism, and, called Ahem
selves Rationalists. Sup,perted by great learn
. .
mg and even greatei ingenuity,., the success of
this school of philo i sephiCal theologians was
transcendent. In the course"of fifty years in`
whiCh it, flourished, it absorbed the Opinion of
all the intellect of Germany, and very greatly
influenced, no doubt, , the,opinions off the Pro
testant Stites; but Where is Rations and
'where are Rationalists ? They lave. tamed to
exist ;. they have been erased from -Writ e ee
tual tablets of living. opinion. 'Anolii.elq . school
of philosophical thedlogians arose in Germany,
and with profound learning and inexorable logic
they . proved that Rationalism was irrational—
(laughter)--and they substituted for the rational
scheme of the interpretation of the Scriptures a
new scheme called the Mythical system. But 'if
it be true, which undoubtedly it is, that the
mythical, theologians triumphantly demonstrated
that Rationalism was irrational, equally , true is
it that by this time the mythical sySiein'has it
self become a myth. (Cheers andAaughter.)
The most eminent and most distinguished vota
ries of that school. have enlisted their energies
and devoted their powers to a new and all-tri
umphant development of German theology,
:which' is now raging in ,that country, and which,
grel deference to the spirit of progress, will& is
the characteristic, as we are told, of' the nine
teenth century, and which generally ends; in a
recurrence to ancient. ideas—(cheers; and:laugh
terj--thia new system consists in a most able re
vival of ,
Pagan Pantheism. (Cheers.) Now,
that is a literally true , sketch' of the various
phases through which the most intellectual opin
ion of Germany during the last., century has
passed. (Hear, hear.) I ask you is the Church
to be alarmed by such overreaching and capri
cious speculations as these--(hear)—and is so=
ciety to .be disturbed by a volume which is_ after
all' but a seoond-hand medley of these.discord
ant; inconsistent, and self-destroying theories?
NO religious creed was ever destroyed .by a phil
osophical theory. philosephies destroy
selves. `Epicurus - was at least as great a man, I
apprehend, as Hegel,_ yet'it was not . Epiciirus
that, subverted the Olympian religion. •-•":.
Is there, then, after' proving - Wet the
Essays are nothing better than apqient Par
theism, nothing to be done; are they not
to be noticed or answered ? Why are not
their authors, who are " clergymen of the
Church of England," and as such' have
broken their " engagements," noticed and
answered. Let theta be, says Mr. D'lsraeli,
by those who ate equal to the occasion.
Nay, let " authority;' 'the the Bishops, the
Convocation condemn,' n for not to ,do so
would be "inconsistent." What next?
Let there be punishment of the heretics;
they are, as Lord Shaffsbury , said, eating
the bread of the Church, which they be
tray, and sapping the very foundations of
all reverence for the Scriptures as the
Word of God'; but says Mr. D'lsraeli in
the true spirit of a man who has no, idea of
bearing the cross, or facing the hatred and
ridicule of the modern Sadducee,' itly more
than adopting the ritualism of the Phari
see, "The .nineteenth century is a season,
when the Church should not punish error,
`but rather confute it."
And thus the man who charges' Panthe
ism on the Essayists will permit thein un
scathed save by argument, and in the full
possession of posts , of trust of the cure ,
of sours and of larger or smaller benefices
—to remain within the bosom "of the
Church' of England. The honest-minded
among the clergy must suspect thetsincer
ity as to either truth• or godliness of one
who could give this counsel; and see that,
there is an object in view, political party,
and personal ends to be served. And so
when Mr. D'lsraeli speaks first with re
spect to the new views of those wholong
for freedom from ,Erasian control, and are
dreaming of a Free Church—not like that
of Scotland, which' has no " priests," but
Whose ministers and' office-bearers are as
zealous for spiritual independence and
the rights of the people as are the`
people themselves, and who, moreover,
are chose,n by the people themselves
—he tries to frighten them back to
contentment with their bondage, and to
put away their medimval notions and aspi : .
rations by , . telling- them s that - England's
Church, :now a zreat centre of light,
learning, and liberty," (1) will, it disestab
lished, become a poor, despicable thing,
ike the Episeopal'ehareh of'Seotiand, and.
" sink into fastidious, not 'to say cynical
congregations." . And, so f the man: who ibe
c,an life as a Liberal 'but whoSas achieved
position by attacking,and badgering almost .
to death . Sir 'Robert Peel, and has Placed
himself at the head of that country party,
whose , bigotry and., , ,bucolic.: stupidity: he
must despise ! , in his leart r 4hiS man tails
on the whole . clergy of. the Establishment ,
to. get rid ',at once and - forever of thoir
" perplexity," 'their ` . '"'diseentent," and
their ° distrust." , ithrenigh a thin veil' we
see a mocking face, and hear a party rerY
this effect : „" Rally ;round Lord Derby,. the
friend of the Church.. S - Upp . ort the eplai
servatiVei, who. haveproteated Yoni r church- .
yardS' from' Nondoriformist invasion, ' se
cured , yoUr!Criainmar&Sehools 'againatesN'ou::"
eonformist :Trustees; and maintained your
right tax those ; not ,of your .own faith,":
It is not at, all likely :. that . a: ,general elec
tion may come off neXt year, and , no doubt
the clergy—a timid band; alWayS - depreCa-" ,
tine Change—will, in that , caSe f lUit their'
retirement, and heads:a new crusade.'But
as sure ai they do, so;, they. will.evoke. the
spirit of Liberty and Reform, the
TOries are for Church and State, theWhi.o )
aa'a' party, must, far ''"self r'
scribe on• their banner, "Seligiciue
erty,"; and help: rightk, earnestly:thei,great;L!
middle class, exul., that. nearest to, ::these. ! ,
among theartio_nsr to p obtaincleptoral
Writ sahoierit' , o) keep ' down a Teryiste,
whichaims' at , diiininihde
virtual encouragement.' off despotistulfilvfor
Aftor vele
menee, it is ,not ; „at: all ; likely`, he.,and ,
hisparty, if they enter office, will be cortt 7 ,
pellecl to `bring in 'a bill for 'the settlement
of the rate 'question:' -He
that the ".historyof !minorities is that , of::
success," ; `anclsq ; will.;it be herein
continuous majorities, ; , who
their own corruption.
ilt7; 5 " it in If: i.;
ANSWigI3 Essayists #re t likow
RO'nilog-- z Ospenialiy,,One vele*.
orate character. Mr. Murray announces
the publication of ".Aids to Faith—a
Series of Essays." It is a joint perform
ance, as were the ESsays. And thus Pro
fessor Maunsell treats of Miracles ; the
Bishop of, Cork, on the Evidences ; Dr.
M'Canl, on ,-Prephecy and the Mosaic
Record of Creation ; Prebendary Cook, on
Substitution`; Profeasor Rawlinson, on
Genesis' and thniuthenticity of the Penta-,
tench; Dr., .Thompson, (Bishop-elect of
Gloucester and .Bristol,) on Atonement;
Professor Brown, (of Cambridge Univer
sity,) on Inspiration. This volume is seen
to attract 'extended observation, and'to pro
vole replies from the Rationalistic party—
but probably not from the Essayists them
selves The, leaven of these principles is
very formidable.
l lt is found in a series of
pamphlets to be purchased at Railway sta
tions all over the kingdom. '"Tracts for
priests and people;" nrtieles by Mr.
'Manrice,.in MacMillan's Mag,azine, as well
as in "Tracts " (of the, series just men
tioned,) Written by him; while the Daily -
Telegraph standii up daringly to endorse
thecviewS of the New School, as well as to
deprecate and , denounce all-attempts to
eject its opponents frnni tthe National
Church. thus oneuf its articles contain
and abuse of Lord Shaftsbury
for a speech at a Bible meeting, speaks
about ScriptUre":-:" We bglieVe' it to be. Di.
vine 'becduse is true, not true 'Lepause 4 'it
Divine." the 's'ecret wel
.itnown tittle initiatkd, of the mysticalsen
tenCe to be found 3& the doctrine of "a
verifying faculty," -al' put forth' by Dr.
Temple and - Others—in other words, in the
startling affirthation that man's own con
scienceand` intuitions; and not external
evidenceS; , net flivine' insPiration of men
who could' not but infallibly speak the
truth , itot , mirables, however well attested
as Wrought by a supernatural power—that
this " conscience," this "verifying fac
ulty," must trjr, at its' own bar, and test in
its own crucible between the gold and the
drags, the false 'and the true; and what it
finds to be " true," that only is'! , Divine."
Your Will perceive what a deadly,
God4nSulting, man-exalting heresy is
here. ~.
Refbrm has just been held at Leeds. It
was composed of working men's delegates,
aided by some of the Liberal members
of the House •of Commons: `The ap
proximation toward union, between the
masses and the middle classes, and con
'sequently between the; Whigs and Radicals,
was significantly indicated by.this remark
able 'Conference, Which was free from all
noise, or tendency to extremes. I think
Lord Palmerston
. and his Cabinet will be
compelled next year to take steps for an in
crease in the representation of the people,
and that probably they may, by Conserva
tive temporary, success on this, or a kin
dred topic, dissolve Parliament and thus
secure for the nation great benefits.
FINANCE .A&D FRANCE are: repeating
themselves at this moment. The first
French Revolution was undoubtedly pre
cipitated by the:financial condition of the
people. Charles X. was swept' away by a
financial crisis, the same statement, par
tially at least, applies now.• The French
Emperor is ,compelled suddenly, to find
a. deficit in his finances of not less than.
forty 'millions sterling per .annum, and. a
deeper gulf still' opening to swallow up his
dynasty. and, himself. He therefore, in his
marvellous sagacity, calls to his counsels,
one who, in more prosperouS times; was
found, too faithful for 'lmperial sycophants
to endure. IVI. Fould, a Hebrew banker—
a thorough Liberal, a great financier—hon
estly tells the Emperor that the country is
going fast to ruin, and that there must be
retrenchment, at once, and-with an unspar
ing hand. The result is, that the "naughty
boy," acknowledges: his wastefulness before
all Earopei, declares that he is not bound,
as a parvenue, : by any ancestrally regal
claims, to, keep .up possessions and estab
lishments, and inn, word abandons the right
hitherto exercised, of raising by his own
authority, loans and other credits, over and
above the Budget voted by the Legislative
Chambers.. ,The effect of the as
tonishing. It calms for 3the present the
fears, and tends : powerfully to increase the
prosperity of England and other. European
countries., It, clearly, says that war is post
poned, even in Italy, and that in 1862, at
least, we mayhope for a continued "Jength
ening of our tranquility;", and that all the
world on this side of the Atlantic will have
opportunity to come to the World's Exhi
bition. in London. God .grant that our
American friends mayhave full liberty and
opportunity to come also, from the cessa
tion of the terrible strife now raging, and
which financially must entail sad conse
quences on the. people. It is given out also
that, the Emperor : proposes to visit. London
next year during the Exhibition. The
Queen visited him in 185.5, at the opening
of the'Exhibition at Paris. The more .of
these interchanges and interviews , ; the bet
ter. Meanwhile, the 'commercial treaty
with. France ,is increasing the. Emperor's
revenue, and by reductions in the army, and
other means, a vigorous effort, made
to make matters, square. But if war break
out—as I tear it will do in spite of every
efiert, in connexion with the Italian and
Hungarian questions, and that within ; two
years-=-onee, more blood and treasure must
he poured out like water. •
SIB. ROBERT PEEL has had a duel with'
Dr. Cullen, the Pope's Legate, end has cer
tainly achieved thereby immense popular
ity. The Archbishoii ransacks Parlia,men
tary debates in 'order, to held up the Chief
Secretary and the friend of the Queen's
Colleges in Irelaud, , to Roinish hate. He
strung together • all that Sir Robert Peel
had said about the' oppression and impris
onment of 'Bible `reaaers in Spain, (very
ranch to his honor,) and invoked the wrath
of Catholic Irerand'On , his ihead. Dr. Mc-'
;Hale (" Jelni r of' Tuam,';) ridiefiled Sir
.Robert, because that a cry of " faraine "
had been put to silence by the Secretary's
personal investigations in the West. Mc-
Hale saidle had travelled " as in a trunk,"
ai•band-bOx, seeing .73 othin g—th e opposite
of-truth. At Sligo, the walls• Were placard
ed with Onllen's "'extracts," and comments
thereon: Upon this, the son of the great
Peel uprose in his wrath, and at Sligo,
at •Londonderry, and finally in-the presence
of the' Mayor and- - Corporation of - Belfast,
gave a thorough ''`dressing"'+o the Arch
bishop and the whole Ultramontanist fac
tion in Ireland. .'Tlie check thus ~.baldly
given th"e"m--in contrast . with the &Meas.'
mans made too often' by both Whigs and
TOries-`—is , highly Igratifying More than'
considerable number of 'Rem ari' Oa tit
.reient 'CulfenP.s
entirely withrTthe-princiPlW of Mateo:FE&
.ucation. and inf `freligiOns toleration; "and ren
clorieltlie- new scheme Scliolarshipi 'for'
the-QueeresCelleges, as inaugurated by Sir
Robert himself, by large donations them
DREARPITX, STORMS have , raTaged our
Ejtatern.ec4ts,;,eal there,
,has been
loss; of 4fe: Opa,i,e;alif t ) te
,d,thk is:the djs.,..
regard by eaptwis ;the r irarniuga,
ralty ,r4zry,jof,
RdYlaf N.oll;SafilP, ll l !3loFe4 4 'eed to, §ei7 ,
eatifie l akeiiraby, the poiveri'pred.f.gtini
WHOLE NO. 482.
the weather at any time I for the • next twen
ty-four hew's, and thus some do take varn-,,
ing. Biit others " ifo not believe," and so
venture forth, while the Skies are treacher
ously calm and clear and:no danger seems
nigh, and are. lost. Alas „spiritual
,how true it is' of multitudes who
disregard Divine warnings conveyed
providences and ministration's of Pastors,
parents, friends, ," they will net believe."
And so they perish, and That without rem
edy. n: J. W.
P. S.—The Princess Alice is to be mar
ried early next year and the Court season
to, begin much earlier than usual, to the
great deliolt of West-End traders.
The British funds and stocks of every
description have improved, and money at
the Bank of England is at 3 per cent.
The frost =set in' 'a few days ao; but
speedily disappeared. , It •is expeeted we
shall have rather, a mild 'Winter.
Thomas Buncombe, AL P. for Finsbnry—
a remarkable man , of Radical politics, and
a great friend of Italian and Hungarian
Liberals-and refugees—died last week.
At. Baines, M. P., of Leeds, estimates
the working men's wages in the. United
Kingdom, as worth (in good times) 'halt a
million sterling . a year. ' He uses this as a
reason , why:there should -be an •extension of
the. franchise, , =
A large amount of Surat cotton (from
Bombay Presidency) has arrived at Liver
pool, and-checked the rise of:prices. About
7,000• work, people .are employed at.".lSlan
cheater alone. ' '
Children and Angels.
i want to be an ang,el,
, And with the angels stand." ;.
Thus begins one of the most pepular
Sunday School hyms. This :hymn. is sung
nearly every Sunday, by thousands and
tens of thousands' of children. Ve have
heard it a great many times, ands yet we
ha,ve.neVer felt very' welleatisfied with it.
The painful impression has been forced
,upon our ,minds, that the children have
very little thought about it. Do our chil
dren really want to be angels, and with the
angels stand ? We fear not. Do' parents
desire to have their children' become an
gels ?• If so, they will feel the necessity
of laboring for.them, and striving in every
way to have them become'Christ-like. We
often think a mistake is made in talking
with children too much about:heaven% We
know but little about hea.ven. The Bible
does not give us much . infonnation, and it
is hardly worth our while to speculate
about that world which' lies beyond the re
gion of death. But' we de know great
deal about the: Lord Jesus Christ. We
have his life, from• his birth to his death,
all written. down. We may study it every
day, and always find :something to interest
Now, we: shoilld , take our• children to
_the etudy.of this life. It' is full of inci
dent. Children never tire of hearing about
Jesus. They will hang upon the: lips 'of
the mother ot teacher while'this is the
theme, and never grow weary. Should we
not strive to, have our children more like
Christ ? If we wish - them to become
angels in glory, they must beconie 'Christ's
Jambs.upon the earth ;.• they must have the
spirit of Christ; they must live and act
like Christ. And this involves the whole
of practical religion. :It iw4Etin to 'expect
that our children will become angels, un
less they first give themselves to the Sa
viour walk in the 'ways of his com
mandments. ButZuparents, , in their own
example, and :by :precept, always' keep
Christ before their 'children? We fear
not. They teach• them to sing hymns
about heaven. They tell them of a gloribus
and happy world. in' some far-distant place.
They speak of the beings •who dwell there,
and call them angels.' But they do not
show them, by'their own lives, nor do they
teach them, that Jesus is here among us;
that heaven must begin on earth; that chil
dren may become angels here below','and
that if they become angels here, they will
surely , be angels hereafter.
We do not, in these remarks, mean to
object to the hymn of which we are speEtk
ing ; but we would like to impress upon
parents: and 'teachers the importance of
teaching •the children what these things
While speaking upon this matter, Fwe
would suggest whether, in our Sunday-
Schools, it is not generally the ease that
too little time is given to instruction.
Children are fond of singing, and they are
fond ,of being amused; and this leads
teachers to forget, sometimes, the great ob
ject of. the Sunday School, which is to
bring, children to Christ. But to bring
thein to Christ, they must: be and
Christ is; what he havdene; and to dO
this well, requires much and skillful
teaching. ,They must be told over and over
the same truths, just as the faithful-minis
ter of the Gospel must" always preach
Christ. should know nothing else.
He should >do nothing else. Let- our
teaChers be faithful and , persevering in
telling:-their scholars about Christ, and
what he has done to save and bless them,
and they will find their reward in many
souls gathersd into his fold.. Then will
they sing in spirit and truth,
"1 want` to be an angel,
And with the angels stand."
Parish Visitor
EARTICLY Soknow.—Vhat a beautiful
illubtratiore Of the outgroWth of earthly
trrief'is found in the followino from Alex
ander Smith's new poem :
"The saddest.grave
That ever tears, kept, green must sink, at last
Unto the common level of the world
Then o'er it runs the.road." -
TONGUE-TICE.—" Itis,indeed, a striking
instance of our.naturai self-deception; that
persons who would quite shrink from the
idea of committing most of the 'crimes
which are Condemned in the. WorcUnf- God,
think little of theLvicep of the tongue.•
Pont anyone-who is duly jealous' of himself- -
will always watch:; 'most: carefully , against
the sins, which are‘ the least unpopular in
his own circle,' an d , certainly , the great evil
of what is called in the religious world,
IF THE power of the human mind had
its i growth in the 'wilderness, much more
must the love ' and . conception of that
beauty whose every' line and hue is, at .the
best,'a faded ithige of God's d i mly 'Work,
and_an Arrested - rapof sOme..staiof
tion,_ be given: : elkiefiy„in theiplaces! which.
he bait gladdened ~,by4planit. n .g,: t .kerei tt he
In a school itL„lreland, one boy, strnelc
another, and Whenlie"Was ifinut d .tohe :Fin
ished, zthe injuied• ISOJN :beige& fs' {h'.
The master .asked, t‘t*hy-do you.vish to .
keep him from being flogged,?‘!
The boy replied, " I hare read the
NiiWlTeStani t eni .tordeJesiis - Christ"
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DAVID -mourattrir Arco,
Fulton Street Prayer Meeting, : " no one has
lieei'Vear to• dekth a greater number of
times than I have, in the same number of
-years. Your see I am a 'young man. I
have.been very wicked. But I can say. that
it is a blessed thing to trust in God so as
to feel that a roan is prepared for any, event
—life death. I was in Ida battle of
.Manassas r and when I saw many around me
and many >others under cover, I
* lifted up my heart, and voice too, to the
only Refuge, saying :, Rock of Ages, cleft
for me, left, me hide myself in thee.' And
' there I stood unmoved, and feeling safe
amid the cannon's roar, and the iron' hail
which was
.poured in one remorseless
shower upon us. I never in ,all ,my life
felt more quietness and'securitr' i
" R.! g
tianintelligencer, speallinkof'Coinmodcire
, Stringham, states'that he 'never fired" 'a.Aa-
Jute on ,Sunday,,when he commanded the
Mediterranean,squadron. ,If•he entered a
harbor on Sunday,, , or, if, being, in harbor,
a salute, by any custom, was reqtdred on
Sunday, he sent, =a - inessage to the atahori'
ties that he.didrnot, salute-on the Sabbath,
but would on!"!Menday., So, on all
such occasions, the silence, of the American
ilag-thip was an eloquent sermon , For the
sacredness of the day.
THE VivrouY.--Thiro are ministering
angels around the deathbeds of believers ;
and= celestial welcomes for the'righteens the
moment after-death, we are Christians,
the .bitterness of death will soon be over
with us; and, when we look back upon it,
'it Will not seethirnioh. " Wherefore com
, fort one =another with these words."
THE FALLING Taxx.—" If the tree fall
•toward the South or toward' the North, in
the place where the, tree falleth, there' it
,shall be.,"—Ecol: xi :;3. There is a solemn
meaning couched under this metaphor.
The tree will not only lie as, it falls, it will
also' ftill as it leans. And the great ques
tion which ought to brini home
to his own bosom without a intimen - es l de
lay, is thi&:, What' is the itictiantime of
my soul ? Does it, with all its affections,
lean toward God, or from him ?—.T.
archangel Michael disputed with Satan
about the body• of Moses; 'and there have
been many disputes about that - dispute.
But. Moses died.; and the Lord 'buried
. .hire in a valley. in the land of Moab.
Earth has his dust j although no man
knoweth of his sepulchre unto this
'day. But; indisputably; if it is possi
ble, =to understand, and right-to credit
the Bible, Elijah left but his prophet's
t mantle behind him on the earth. He
shuffled not off his mortal coil when he
'went up in his fiery chariot ; bathe mortal
did, even then, put oninimortality. It was
swallowed up of life: He was e'hanged ;he
did not sleep. He was :translated; he did
not expire: ,
HE who is 'open ivithout levity ; generous
without waste; secret without craft; hum
ble without meanness ; bold without inso
lenee;" 'cautious without anxiety ; regular
yet not formal; mild yet not timid; firm
yet not tyrannical—is made to pass the or
deal of honor, friendship, VIRTUE.
ther once visited a dying student, and asked
him what he thought he could take to God,
in whose presence he was shortly to appear.
The young ma.n replied, "Everything that
is good, dear - father—everything that is
good." Luther said, "But how can you
bring him. everything good, seeing that you
are but a poor sinner?'.'. The pious youth
rejoined, " Dear father, I will take to my
God in heaven a penitent, humble heart,
sprinkled with the blood of Christ. "Tru
ly," said Luther, " that is everything good.
Then go, dear son; you will be a welcome
cutest to God."
17 3 e
servants of God be dismissed from waiting
on No; their attendance is still re
quired, and shall be, still accepted; they
shall not be cast off by their Master in time
of old age. Therefore, let not them desert
his service. When, through the infirmi
ties of age, they can no longer be working
servants in God's family, yet they may be
Waiting 'Servants. Those that, like Barzil
laic'tiketunfit for-the entertainments of the
coVs,..of earthly pritices, may yet relish
the: pleasures of God's courts as much as
The Leiites, when they were past the age
offefty, and were discharged from the toil
some part of their ministrations, yet still
must wait on God, must be quietly waiting
give honor to him, and to receive cora
' fort•frem him. ,Those, that have done the
will ef 04 ,-.and "their well-doing is at an
end, have need of patience to enable them
to wait till they inherit the promise; and
the nearer the happiness is.which they are'
waiting for, the,dearer should the God be
they a . „g„„waiA go, and hope shortly to be
with WrnalVt- , - - Ycitthezo Henry.
Mothers . write to your on in the Army.
Write in the fullness .of a moth eis heart.
Write of a Saviour's love. Remind them
of the tears that have been shed over them,
and the prayers that have been offered up
iO their behalf. No one will be so likely
to reach their consciences.
"Did you see my hand up when you
asked who wished to be remembered in
prayer' ?" said a youthful soldier to the
leader of a meeting, whom he had called
" No, did' not observe you particularly."
44 Iwas clear on the outside of the signs,
but I raised:my hand high as I could, for
1. want you to pray for me. When you
spoke of our mothers, that .they followed
us with theirrrayers, my heart was touched.
I know that my, mother, prays for 'tie, and
earnestly dviires my ! conversion. I have a
lead from her whichar received to-day."
Here he showed the letter and the gentle
man remarked that; it had been exposed in
some way, and got wet. "No," said he,
it - is wet with. tears. She feelsthe deep
est' interest in' me, 'aiad I desire to be a
Christian. I wilh-you to pray for me."
That is the hold, mothers, you have up
on your sops who have gone to'the wars.
Improve, your opportunity. Write to them.
Press upon their attention the 'great salve
flee. Reinind 'them of the great warfare
in which ynte Must taken part. Your let
ters will beread:with tearful- eyes. Your
words will sink deep into theheart. Amid
the .temptations of the ,camp
One, asguardian, angels
YourSODS have gone from :yogi;, but, you
hold thini•hyq. eei l / 4 1.uthit; can 'hair" 'them to ,
Not, long ,:since. . the ,Bitliop , of London
wrote Air,4porgeory. as•follows-:—‘c s
deed when I think .•of the thousihnds of
,v • =
souls in the Metfopolts whom the offort4 of,
all us.` tail .
te:r'.ous &NO think/G6a 'dint':
these powerful means of influence , 4vhishf
yon 11.9 1 .04wItitrfhfiltl#91. 1 ,1 11,0h etE l th i t eause
‘ 4O tln rgig /i N V i ee uk i ‘4artis 6 ll4ra al4s s
iVfi.: l Sphrgeon als,:-- 4 1 4 hese 4re i lugonn ! ,
diOsnifP'*lffel?''S'eMifits",, 7. `o ft ehrist thus,
nr .r
eaic of one another.' . '''' z : 7