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escape even here the sober certainties of real | upright and doble yesterday, may prove false life, as we were forced to admit on our returo and unworthy to morrow. Cling to truth and from the Paterdale drive; for before we had justice, though all the world should desert and reached the summit of the mountain, we were decry them. Give your conscience eyes, and overtaken by a storm of wind and rain which never fear that it will mislead you. Others effectually put a stop'to all further prospects may be richer in knowledge and wisdom than for the present. Next day we again took our you; but a pure and lofty soul has do earthly carriage, and drove through the same lovely superior, and should recognize none. Hold scenes to this place--about eighteen miles. The fast to whatsoever is righteous; and whatever town is close to the shores of Derwent Water, clouds may for the moment inwrap you and in. one of the smallest but most lovely of all the tercept the smile of heaven, never be so infidel lakes, and the view of the entire valley, as it as to doubt that the path of virtue is the only bursts upon you in descending the bill, is won way of safety-the only way that leads to perfect derfully beautiful. We bave not yet seen much and enduring peace.-Greeley. of the place, or its surroundings, but expect to drive to the Falls of Lodore, and some other points of interest, and will then leave for Edin FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER.
. burg and the Scottish lakes, which we are told
PHILADELPHIA, EIGHTH MONTH 31, 1867. are fioer even than. these. That is hard to believe ; for it seems to me there never could be anything more charming than the scenery we
Family RECORDS.—It was an object of sohave been feasting on for the past week. We licitude with the early settlers of this country, have, to be sure, made one terrible discovery especially Friends, to preserve accurate records about the pretty picturesque little cottages of births, marriages, and deaths, and fitting The wiodows are frequently large, and almost universally filled with flowering plants, and we memoirs of worthy lives, not only for the obvi- . often wondered to see then closely shut, even ous utility of these records in establishing the in the hottest weather ; but we found that one titles to real estate and the due succession of liule pane of gla-s upon hinges was all the open property, but because of the important bearing ing of which they were capable, and that this lof family histories upon the character of the poor loop-hole afforded the only ventilation, not oply for the poor imprisoned flowers, but for the young. In this way the examples of the wormore miserable human inmates, condemned to thy and excellent are prolonged and enshrined breathe such an atmosphere. It is a mystery among the valued mementoes of the family for to me, how the poorer classes can have health; generations. but if they are as robust as they sem, it must be attributed to their active habits, and being
We have no sympathy with an assumed su. much in the open air.
periority founded on birth or ancestry, though (To be continued.)
it may be doubted if this is not far more wor.
thy of respect than the false assumptions based THE PATH OF SAFETY. The darkest day in any man's earthly career the vain and thoughtless.
upon wealth, wbich are apt to pass current with is that wherein he first fancies that there is some easier way of gaining a dollar than by
It is a matter of experience with many that squarely earning it. No matter wherber be to have descended from the wise and good is no acquire it by beggary, hy theft, or any fa-hion mean incentive to a high standard of wisdom of gambling, that man is fearfully demoralized and goodness, and it is always cause of regret who, looking at the dollar in his palm, says, “ That came easier than if I had earned it by when, through neglect of parents to keep the honest labor.” He has lost the clew to his way subject before their children, these grow up through this moral labyrinth and must henceforth in ignorance of their ancestry. These remarks wander as chance may dictate. To his distort- are suggested by the perusal of two pamphlets, ed apprehension, the universe has become a gaming-table, and life a succession of ventures printed in Delaware Co., Pa., for private circuon the red or on the black. His prospects of lation, entitled, “ Thomas and Margaret Min- . winning thereat, in the long run, are miserable chell
, who came from England to Pennsylvania enough.
in 1682, and their early descendants, to which I am pained to hear any one say of the wisest
added some accounts of Griffith Owen and and best man living, “I pip my faith to bim. I am sure he can never go wrong?" My friend : descendants for a like period, by one of the you have right to repose implicit faith in God sixth generation ;” and “ The Salkeld family of aloue! Man is frail, at best, and he who was I Pennsylvania, from Juho, who emigrated in
1705, to the fourth generation as far as known,
For Friends' Intelligencer.
To the Editors : by a descendant." It is feared that many private family records, observe one of a new school called The Stan.
Among the advertisrments in your paper, I and even some belonging to Monthly Meetings, more School for Girls. are lost and destroyed from being retained in From my knowledge of the Principal and manuscripts, while large numbers of descendants Assistants engaged, I feel assured that there would be glad to contribute toward their
pres stitution worthy the confidence of Friends and
will be an effort on their part to render the Inervation in a more permanent form. These
others. histories when preserved become startiog points The circulars inform that the school is profor more extended family records in the future, vided with a good collection of philosophical and may ultimately become so general as and chemical apparatus, a cabinet of mineralogi- . greatly to aid the labors of the biographer ton, anatomical plates, and other modern aids to
cal and geological specimens, a mounted skeleand historian, while, in some cases, they add the acquirement of knowledge. to the strength of the family tie.
Lectures will also be delivered weekly on
Natural Science, History ard General Literature, Notice TO SUBSCRIBERS.— The recent ir- by William Henry Farquhar and Henry C. Halregularities in the reception of our paper have lowell
. The locality is healthy, and its surbeen owing to an unusual freshet in the Schuyl. roundings are favorable to the best social influ
T. kill River which occasioned an overflow of the water-wheels at Fairmount, and rendered it im
AN OLD ENGLISH CUSTOM. portant to observe economy in the use of water,
We fiud in a London paper an account of an until the obstruction shall be removed.
odd custom which bas prevailed for more than a
hundred years in the extensive range of mours This restriction has prevented the printing in Derbyshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire--the press with which we are connected, in com- annual summer meeting of the shepherds, bring. mon 'with others, from performing its usual ing with them the sheep that bave strayed into amount of business.
their flocks, and restoring them to their right
ful owners. Every 20th of July the meetings Died, at his residence in Ledyard, Caynga Co., are held, and as they are entirely different from N. Y., on the 28th of Sixth mouth, 1867, Daniel any other gatherings, and have not bitherto Sisson, aged 64 years and 10 months. He was a been described, a notice of the last may not be meinber of Scipio Monthly Meeting, and much be- out of place. The appointed place for assemloved and esteemed. His disease, which was a very bling was the Salters-brook turnpike-road, dislingering and painful one, be bore with much equanimity and cheerfulness, 'erincing the truth of the tant rather more than two miles from the DunScripture declaration, “Thou will keep him in per- ford Bridge station on the Manchester, Sheffect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he field and Lincolnshire Railway, and at a point trusteth in thee."
Dear where the three counties meet. On walking on the 5th of Eighth month, 1867, at the from the station across the moor the turnpikeresidence of Wm. Cock3, Mary Bills, widow of the late Tbos. Bills, and danghter of Wm. and Susanna road was reached, and then, after a long march Webster, aged 77 years and 5 months; a member of up hill, a sharp angle of the road brouyht the Rochester Monthly Meeting, N. Y.
visitor into the midst of a colony of dogs, pum- at Sandy Spring, Montgomery Co., Md., on bering from eighty to one hundred, nearly all the 6th inst., after a short illness, Rebecca N., wise fine specimens of the sheep-dog breed. They of Pennell Palmer, in the 641h year of her age.
at his residence in Willistown, Chester Co., were playing, quarreling, and a few were havePa., on the 15th of Eighth month, 1867, RICHARD ing “a quiet round" to themselves. Not far Maris, in the 78th year of his age; an exemplary from them were their owners, each with a long member of Goshen Monthly Meeting.
stick, by which the shepherd indicates to bis at Brookfield, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 19th of Eighth month, 1867, Saray, widow of Jobn Pax- dog in many instances what he is required to son, in ber 86th year; a member of Middletowo do. After partaking of a good dinner, the men, Monthly Meeting.
with their dogs, proceeded to a large yard, in
which there were about one hundred sheep The Executive Committee of “ Friends Publication which had strayed away. Each animal was exAssociation” will meet on Sixth-day afternoon, 9th amibed and claimed by certaio marks and indi. mo. Oth, at 34 o'clock, at Race St. Mo Meeting Room.
Lydia H. Hall, Clerk.
catiups, the dogs occasionally appearing to reo.
ognize some of the truants. In the course of “When a gloom falls upon us, it may be we half an hour, with the exception of two or three, have entered into the cloud that will give its all the animals had found their way back to gentle showers to refresh and strengthen us." their lawful owners, and shortly after the shep
herds, with their dogs and found sheep, departei | The upvitiated appetite clamors for fruit and
dency of the summer; and, were the habit
once formed of eating more vegetables and less From the Boston Transcript.
meat, better health and longer life would be the THE GARDEN AND THE FARM.
consequence. We have made a breakfast of A PLEA FOR TBE KITCHEN-GARDEN.
bread and stewed tomato, and uniformly felt a
We are satisfied that ducing gravy.
rows by horse power, the same as in the field.
and quiet of these secluded hills than to en
BY J. H. PERKINS.
THE UPRIGHT SOUL.
THE INFLUENCE OF STEAM.
All those yet referred to are but the interior Late to our town there came a maid,
circles of the influences already perceptible A noble woman, true and pure,
from the disturbing action of this one new Who, in the little wbile she stayed,
force. It does not confine itself to nationalizing Wrought works that shall endure.
each several race, but it cosmopolizes nations. It was not any thing she said,
This result is more noticable in Europe than in
America. Since 1830 all the world travels.-
Already the whole Caucasian race looks alike Her little motions when she spoke,
and talks alike, and is rapidly growing to live The presence of an upright soul,
alike and to think alike. We mix and mingle, The living light that from her broke,
until there is no strangeness left. Those of It was tbe perfect wbole.
middle life yet remember Paris and London ia We saw it in ber floating liair,
the days of the diligence and the stage coach; We saw it in her laughing eye ; For, every lock and feature ihere
many of them have seen it in the present year Wrought works that cannot die.
of grace, and such at least realize a change.-For she to many spirits gave
As to Rome, she has come directly within the A reverence for the true, the pure,
influence of railroads only within the last six The perfect, -tbat has power to save,
vears. Did the world ever before witness a And make the doubting sure.
revolution so complete? The mushroom cities She passed-she went to other lands,
of America, in their very brick and mortar, She knew not of tbe work she did;
in the architecture of their buildings and the The wondrous product of her hands, From her is ever bid.
age of their walls, -are the same in appearance, Forever, did I say? 0, no !
and just as ancient, as modern London or Paris. The time must come when she will look
We dream of England as old ;
we dwell upon Upon her pilgrimage below,
the descriptions of English bumorists, and picAnd find it in God's book.
ture to ourselves the quaiot rambling ipps and That as sbe trod her path aright,
familiar streets of Dickens,—the haunts of Dr. Power from her very garments stole; Johnson and of Boswell,—the spots made faFor such is the mysterious might
miliar by Irving and his great progenitor, who Gud grants the upright soul.
showed old Sir Roger the sights of the town; A deed, a word, our careless rest, A simple thought, a common feeling,
we insensibly associate with modero London, in If He be present in the breast,
childish fancy, the familiar scenes of English Has from Him powers of healing.
literature, from Prince Hal and Jack Falstaff at
the Boar's Head Ino to Mr. Pickwick snuffing COMING PLEASURES. the morning air in Goswell street.
We still go Shadow-leaves of rugged elms,
to the city rather expecting to find the quaintThrown on cool green meadow-plants : ness we imagine ; at any rate, we do not look Ligbt beyond, and flowered realms,
for wbat we left behind us in America. ProPassing bees' deep organ-chapt.
bably some of this quaintness did linger about Plumes of air that touch the cheek Like a rose, as soft and brief;
London until within a few years. But though Happy thoughts that need not speak,
1829 did not work all its changes at once, the Lapped in rest and love's belief.
old and quaint went out with the stage coaches. Rippling streams by sun and shade,
To day we might as well look for traces of the Golden-meshed, or amber deep;
Indians on Boston Common, or of the renowned Song of bird, and tinkling blade,
Wouter Van Twiller on Manhattan Island.
London is, in all essentials but size, like Bos-
top ; Paris, like New York. Paris and London Fudoing ache and trouble's heat
have yielded to the new influence, and are givBringing beavenly angels down.
ing up their distinctive characteristics, to be
come the stereotyped railroad centres of the fuIt is a living ministry that begets a living -ture. Rome, thanks to the Papacy, has resist
tu people; and by a living mivistry, at first, we were end the revolution a little longer; and there reached and turned to the truth. It is a living travellers can yet taste some of the old novelty ministry that will still be acceptable to the and ästhetic enjoyment of travel. There one church, and serviceable to its members. It is can yet dwell a moment with the past, and enan excellent virtue in ministers, a seal and con. joy an iostant's forgetfulness of the wearying firmation of their ministry, to be found in the march of progress. But even there the shrill practice of that which they preach to others; scream of the steam whistle breaks the silence such can in boldness say with the apostle, “ Bé of the Campagoa, and the steam-engine has ye followers of us as we follow Christ." - Ec- possession of the palace of the Cenci. All this, tract from the Testimony concerning John Banks. I too, is but the beginning. It is at most but the
are so ins
change of a single half-century. What, then, German until so few years ago. Since 1830 the may not the same influence accomplish in the nations are woven together by the network of eternal course of the future? Judging from iron, and all thoughts and results of thought accomplished results, how can the whole world are in common. The same problems perplex avoid being cosmopolized ?
at once the whole world, and from every quarAt home, too, we notice similar change.- ter light floods in upon their solution. This Within the last twenty years, the old New Eog- very question of the relation between commu-. land country town and its inhabitants have nities and their railroad systems is now preequally disappeared. The revolutions of these senting itself to all the nations at once, and the
, few years have swept away the last vestiges of best solution will result from common expecolonial thoughts and persons. Who that has rience. The law of competition is brought to ever lived in a New England country towo does bear on pational thought. But increased comnot remember its old quiet and dulness, its in- muuication has not alone quickened and intendustry, and the slow, sieady growth of its pros siged thought it has revolutionized its properity, the steadiness of its inbabitants? In the cess. The great feature of the future, if the village church and the village street you seemed present view of the influences of the agents at to see more gray heads than now, and more rev. work is correct, will be the rapid uprising of erence was paid them. In the country, you wet numerous new communities. Of all such coma class of men now wholly gone, dull, solid, el. musities questioniug is a leading characteristic. derly men, men of some property and few ideas, They have neither faith in, por reverence for -the legitimate descendants of the Eoglish that which is old. On the contrary, with them broad-acred squires. They were the country age is prima facie evidence of badness, and they geutry—the men who went up to the General love dovelty for novelty's sake. This mental Court, and bad been members of the Governor's inclination will ultimately apply the last test to Council; they were wen of formal manners and truth, for error has its full chance and is sure of formal dress,--men who remembered Gover- of a trial. The burden of proof seems likely to por llapcock, and had a certain trace of his be shifted from the innovator to the cousermappers. To-day this class is as extinct as the vator. In the rising passion for change, the dodo. Railroads lave abolished them and their question seems likely to be, not, Is the proposed dress and their manners,--they have abolished innovation an improvement? but, Is the exista the very houses they dwelt in. The race of ing condition certainly better than that pro. hereditary gentry has gone forever, and the posed ?-North American Review. race of hereditary business-men has usurped its place. Shrewd, anxious, eager, over-worked,
CEBERGS IN the wen of to-day will accomplish vast results, and immensely accelerate the development of The valleys of Greeuland are all filled with the race. They represent the railroad, as the glaciers, of which some have an enormous extent. earlier type did the stage-coach. Whether the They are always in motion, yliding downward existing type is as happy as the extinct, is a like rivers of nearly solid matter, which have question yet to be decided.
their outlet in the sea, only their motion is ex. The same phenomena are witnessed in the ceedingly slow, not exceeding about 100 feet for regions of thought. It is bolder than of yore. the whole summer season. The lower extremi. It exerts its influence with a speed and force ties of these glaciers, reaching the ocean, are equally accelerated. The newspaper press is buoyed up by the deep water, and then are broken the great engine of modern education, and off from the rest of the mass, when they slowly that press, obeying the laws of gravitation, is drift away to the south. They sometimes have everywhere centralized, -the rays of light once an extent of several miles, and are really moun. scattered are concentrated into one all-power- tains of ice-icebergs--of which about sevenful focus. To-day's metropolitan newspaper, eighths is in the water and less than ope-eighth printed by a steam press, is whirled three hun- exposed above the surface. These ficatiog icedred miles away by a steam-engioe before the mountains often carry enormous blocks of rock, day's last evening edition is in the hands of the torn from the mountain side along which they carrier. The local press is day by day fighting have moved, and drop those rocks when and a losing cause with diminished courage, while where the iceberg is fioally lost. the metropolitan press drives it out of circula- geologiets explain bow boalders and erratic rock's tion and draws from it its brain. Thought happen to be found where there are no similar draws to intellectual centres as trade draws to formations--namely, by icebergs, at a time before commercial centres, and all our railroad cen- the present surface of the continents were uptres. Thoughts are quickly exchanged, and act heaved from the depths of the ocean. upon each other. Nations can no longer, known that this is one of Agassiz’s favorite theoexcept wilfully, persist in national blunders. ries; he supposes that the whole earth was corLiteratures can no longer lie hid as did the .ered with glaciers.
In this way