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lectually and physically. The triple compound between the showers for a walk to the Lake must be maintained in proper balance. A pen- and through the village. The former is exalty attaches to every infringement of the laws quisitely lovely. The next day was still rainy, of cur constitution.
so we decided, though with great regret, to go (To be continued.)
on to Edinboro. We left the mountains and FALSE PLEASURES.— Pleasure which cannot been the same with the clouds, but after a few
their fine scenery behind us, and hoped it had be obtained but by unseasonable and unsuitable expense, must always end in pain ; and pleasure hours of sunshine, they lowered around us which must be enjoyed at the expense of an again, as thickly as ever, and we were beginother’s pain can never be such as a worthy mind ning to wonder if this kind of weather is really can fully delight in.—Johnson.
the best that Scotland bas to offer us—though
now the sun is again shining, and we are going NOTES OF FOREIGN TRAVEL, FROM PRIVATE out for a walk to see the bouse where once lived CORRESPONDENCE.
the “fair maid of Perth,” immortalized by
Scott, and some other places made memorable Perth, 7th month, 1866. by the occurrence of important bistorical A rainy "Scotch Suvday in this ancient events. town of Perth gives us a little time for writing As we approached the porthern boundary of to our friends at home. We have met in our England we observed a marked difference in the
a travels a great deal to exceed anything we have appearance of the people as well as the country, in America in abstract beauty and high cultiva and no longer saw traces of the deatness that tion, a great part of which is owing, of course, had struck us so forcibly farther south. The to the genial climate of England and to the peculiar Scottish costune we have as yet seen abundance and cheapness of labor. Some of our little of. In Edinboro we selected a very good drives through the rural lanes in the neighbor hotel, close to the morument of Walter Scott, hood of the Lakes were perfectly bewitching and commanding a view which probably gives in their loveliness. On the afternoon of the a better idea of the city, both old and new 1st of the present month, we set off in an open town, than could have been commanded ango carriage, a delightful mode of travelling for where else. It is kept somewhat in the Amerishort distances, to Keswick, 17 miles, on the can style, with a public table for breakfast and shore of Derwent Water, and after a splendid dinner and a ladies sitting room, which, as we drive of two hours through the same charming are out most of the time, we concluded to make scenery we had been enjoying for some time use of instead of taking a private parlor, as is past, over the foot of Helvellyn, and in sight of our usual custom. Next morning walked to many lovely little waterfulls, we reached the top Holyrood Palace, on our way going into the of the bill overlooking Keswick, and I think house once occupied by John Knox—a strange we bave scarcely seen a more beautiful picture old building, containing some curious relics. than lay spread out before us. The Lake is We saw his study-sat on his chair and were considered one of the finest in England, and the shown the window from which he used to surrounding landscape, united with the soften preach. We then went into White house close ing effect of the evening shadows, made the (or court) in which stands the oldest Hostelrie whole scene one of surpassing harmony and in the town, and which is famous as the stoploveliness. As we drove along we were attracted ping place of Dr. Johnson when in Elinboro. by a large turretted building not far off, which At Holyrood we had a most interesting visit, we of course imagined to be the residence of and I couli scarcely believe that we really stood some illustrious poble of the land, and were be on the spot that poor Queen Mary had made so ginning to invest the place with a great many memorable—that we actually saw ber chamimaginary and romantic charms, when we found ber--her bed, all that remained of her blankets, ourselves gradually approaching its entrance, (a piece about 18 inches square)-her workand soon discovered it was a very bandsome box covered with her own embroidery, and the hotel to which we had been directed. It was baby basket sent her as a present by Queen splendidly situated, commanding a most ex. Elizabeth at the birth of her son James the tensive prospect, and we were so fortunate as VI.-ihat we stood too in the little room wbere to secure very comfortable rooms, and after she and her favorite Rizzio were supping the taking our tea, we spent the remainder of the night of his assassination, and were shown the evening at the windows enjoying the beautiful secret door by which the murderers entered. prospect, until the scene was varied by the ap The stone on which she and Dardley knelt at proach of a heavy thundergust. Next day their marriage is also preserved here, as is the was dull and showery, but being able to enjoy Queen's private altar-piece, and they all seemed so much without leaving the house, there was invested, as we gazed on them, with a charm not much philosophy required to reconcile us and reality which we could not dispute. The to remaining in it for the day. We found time ! chapel is nuw only a ruin, but a very grand and
noble one, and we could readily see traces of its Caulton Hill, with its monuments and miles of
(To be continued.)
and solitary, and how to do it with such a sweet time past, make a beginning. We have met and noble temper that all men see that they are divers times, and have been, at several of these more lovely without love than they ever were when they were enthroned in its midst? Are seasons, baptized into death, or such creaturely there those in the battle of life who are tempted, abasement as not to be able, for a considerable and who overcome the temptation ? Are there length of time, to move forward on any subject. men that are bankrupt, and that are walking in But as we have lain low, and been williog to be obscure places, and that remember the promises with Christ in his depression, bis agony, bis of God? Be faithful to Christ; be faithful to death, and his burial, we have been livingly the truth; be faithful to your honor and integrity; be faithful to heaven, that is nearer than raised with him in his resurrection, into newwhen you believed; be faithful to all right ness of divine life, and have sensibly known bim things that you have been taught; be faithful to be the resurrection and the life' to and in the discharge of every duty; and then rejoice. in our own souls. Then have we gone forward And when you cannot rejoice anywhere else, rejoice in the Lord. Rejoice in the Lord any rejoicing, he going before us. Divers importhw. Rejoice in wealth ; 'rejoice in health ; ant matters have been the subjects of these our rejoice in pleasure; rejoice in love; rejoice in religious conferences. We have had much solid activity; and above all rejoice in the Lord; and satisfaction in them, and a belief has been sealed then, when reverses come, and troubles pass on our minds that such opportunities are very upon you, and these other things fade away, your joy in the Lord will stand up like Mount profitable, and might be highly promotive of Sinai, that never shall be moved. H. W. B. the welfare of Society, if rightly encouraged
and attended, in the several Monthly Meetings; FRIENDS INTELLIGENCER. and, perhaps, in some places, members from
several Monthly Meetings might usefully attend PHILADELPHIA, NINTH MONTH 14, 1867.
such conferences." RELIGIOUS CONFERENCES —The views we The benefit to be derived from such mect. expressed in a recent pumber of this paper, on ings will depend upon the manner and the spirit the subject of religious conversation, are appli- in which they are conducted. It is not to be cable, in most respects, to those more public in- supposed that sincere seekers after truth and terchanges of thought and feeling which may righteousness, who are led to confer with each be termed religious conferences. Some worthy other, or to wait upon the Author of our being, members of our Society feel apprehensive that in a devotional frame of mind, will fail to remeetings of this class, which have been held in ceive edification and comfort. On such occavarious places, will not conduce to the spiritual sions the reading of the Scriptures, and other advancement of those engaged in them, nor to religious books, may, with the Divine blessing, the harmony of the body. This feeling, we be made instrumental to promote the object inthink, arises, in most cases, from a dread of all tended, by furnishing food for thought and ininnovation, and a supposition that such meet creasing spiritual knowledge. A vacant mind ings are without precedent among our prede is not the state best adapted for religious
It appears, however, that deeply con growth,—there must be something for the Di. cerned Friends of a former generation were led vine gift to act upon, -as when the prophet to hold religious communion with each other was about to bestow a blessing upon the widow for the same purpose, and at other times than who cried to him for aid, he asked, “What those appointed for public worship or church hast thou in the house?” And when he found discipline.
she had a pot of oil, he made use of that as the In the Journal of Job Scott, under date 1783, means to relieve her and her children. In like we find the following passage, viz:
manner, when the blessed Jesus was about to “A number of well concerned Friends of feed the people who had followed him into a this Monthly Meeting, from a desire of good to desert place, he queried, “How many loaves themselves, and to promote the good of Society, have ye?" and the five loaves and two fishes, having for sometime a desire to meet together, which a lad had brought thither, were multiat seasons, solidly to confer together upon such plied. subjects as might appear profitable, did, some He who is intent upon the acquisition of
"treasure in heaven,” should be so far passive that it made and kept friends. In the domestic as to receive without opposition the impressions and his children fail to remember one harsh or un
circle he was the tender husband and kind father, made by Divine grace, and so far active as to kind word from him. Beneath the innocent mirthmove forward cheerfully, and put in practice bim, there dwelt a deep and sincere religious feel
fulness which was so pleasanily* characteristic of all that he knows to be good.
ing, wbich tempered and colored all the acts of his From information received, it appears that in life. A member of Falls Monthly Meeting for more
than sixty years, he was constant and punctual in several places where religious conferences have attendance, impártiog a weight and dignity to its been held, they have been satisfactory to those assemblages, the loss of which will be long felt. His
life ended fitly and beautifully; all his kindly traits engaged in them. A letter we have recently sbone brightly and tenderly to the last. There were received from a Friend in West Chester coup- no complaints-no murmurs; only a sweet peaceful
consciousness of change, from which faith took away ty, New York, gives an encouraging account of all fear, and hope all regret. "Circulating Meetings," held there for reli- Died, on the 5th of Ninth month, 1867, CATHARINE
H., widow of Charles H. Mattson, in her 42d year; & gious improvement. She says, “They seem to
member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philabe owned by the Great Head of the Church, delphia. whose presence has been sensibly felt to the Eliza, 'wiilow of Thomas C. Barnes, in her 76th
on the evening of Ninth month 5tb, 1867, contriting of many hearts.” At one of these year; a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends meetings, held at a Friend's house, “ the 20th of Philadelphia.
-, on the 5th of Ninth month, 1867, in Camden, chapter of Matthew was read, and all were in. N. J., Eliza, wife of John C. Sloan. vited to express their feelings freely. At the
on Sixth-day morning, Ninth month 6th,
1867, at his residence, Germantown, Thomas B. close of an interesting conversation a Psalm was LONGSTRETH, aged 69 years; a valuable member of read, followed by sileace and a religious oppor. Green Street Monthly and Frankförd Preparative
Meetings. tunity, which had a cementing influence, bind- , on the evening of the 15th of Eighth month, iog heart to heart. Both Societies of Friends 1867, at his residence, Milton, Wayne Co., Ind., of
paralysis, Isaac WHITELEY, aged 70 years; a member came together, and our Methodist neighbors and elder of Milford Monthly Meeting. He bore his came and sat with us, and all were alike inter- extreme suffering with Christian resignation. He
was a man truly honest and upright in bis dealings ested, and took part in the subjects that came
among men, and his loss will be deeply felt not only before the meeting." Our correspondent fur- in bis immediate family and in the Society of wbich ther informs us, that “their young people, hav
he was a member, but in the community in which be
dwelt. ing become deeply interested in promoting the
ERRATUX -The omission in our late issue, No. 27, cause of truth, have gathered the poor children of the last line in the Editorial column, page 424, into First-day schools, or rather the rich and will be supplied by the words—" Friends together
three days and attracts.” the poor meet together; for the Lord is the Maker of them all. It is astonishing to see the The Executive Committee of "Friends' Publication interest that is manifested by boch teachers and Association” will meet on Sixth-day afternoon, 9th
mo. 20th, at 3) o'clock, at Race St. Mo. Meeting Room. scholars, for he that watereth shall himself be
Lydia H. Hall, Clerk. watered.”
Friends' Association for the Aid and Elevation of Our religious organization was intended, not the Freedmen will meet on Fourth-day evening, 9th to restrain, but to encourage, those who are mo. 18th, at 8 o'clock, at Race St., Monthly Meeting "' zealous of good works;” for “where the sirable, and it is hoped that all interested in this im
Room. The general attendance of Friends is very despirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” We portant work will endeavor to be present. would merely suggest to those engaged in reli
J. M. ELLIS, gious conferences, that the great points to be kept in view, are, the increase of spiritual HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS.-Where, after an koowledge, and the fostering of a devotional active life, the apparently successful man prospirit; avoiding debates that do not tend to claims his having altogether failed to secure
happiness, we may be very sure there has been edification or comfort.
some strange inconsistency in his expectations,
some undue straining in a wrong direction, some Died, at Fallsington, Pa., on First day evening, want of stimulus to the peedful activity, some 4th of Eighth month, 1867, STEPHEN Woolston, in pervading jar between him and his life relations, the 86th year of his age. He was a good citizen,
or that he has been tempted into acts and pobonored, respected and beloved; cherishing a kindly feeling for every one, and bearing malice towards sitions which leave a sting in the mind. none, with a disposition so cheerful and winning
- Chambers's Book of Days.
Anne Coopen, } Clerks.
1 of the city, crowned by the cathedral, another No. III.
by the castle. LACSANNE, August 2.
But at Geneva we took a diligence passage Here I sit in the very garden where Gibbon for Chamouny—and such a three days of magfioished writing his great history. It is the nificence as we had. We all four took the seat court of the house, which is built round three up high just behind the driver, ascending by a sides of it; and it looks over a garden to which ladder of fourteen or twenty steps; and then we twenty-five steps descend from it, and which is seemed to be riding on the wind. We went beautifully laid out with winding paths and through a beautiful country of well-defined flowering trees, and a lovely fountain that plays hills, which were on either hand, and sometimes all the tine. Under this court run the base. approached and walled us in. At St. Martin's ment rooms of the house where the servants and the snow mountains began to loom up, and the possibly the landlord's family live, whose rooms mists and mountain peaks coquetted with each must be twenty feet high; and they look out other in the most indescribable way. But the upon the garden beyond, which slopes down' mists finally conquered, and when we rode into green fields (with some pretty looking houses) Chamouny, which lies between two prodigious to the lake; and then comes the lake and á mountain walls, wooded to the very top, Mont beautiful range of mountains, visible even in Blanc bad quite bidden his snowy front, as the mist of this afternoon, above which, in clear well as the snow-stretched peaks about him. weather, tower the snow peaks, Duw entirely in. But still the green mountains were grand, with visible.
their long sweeps of wood and bright green In the various lights there must be no end valleys in alternation, and here and there a of beauty here. The Hot:) Gibbon is five' mountain torrent, which was now no longer a stories high, counting the basement, which is torrent, but a narrow brook merely. The river not seen on the front.
It opens on one of the Arvé runs through the valley with a rush, that broadest streets or squares of Lausanne, which we hear all the time. It is greenish white, is a beautiful city, having a variety of beauty with sulpbur. The Hotel du Nord has clean, greater than I ever saw before; and splendid reat, plain rooms, with the prospect of the snow hotels, where people can live permanently for mountains on two sides, and there are balconies six francs a day; and transient visitors pay a at the ends of the halls, for those whose rooms little or much more, according to what they look toward the village. It has the same laud. call for. My pretty room, opening into the lord as the Hotel of the Alps, where we went court, is two francs a day, and I eat a' lacerte. to excellent meals. The court is an upper garden, bordered with There are eight or ton beautiful excursions splendid flowers and flowering trees; and in the to be made from Chamouny village, and five or middle are six large spreading chestnut trees, six extraordinary ones, such as ascending Mt. whose branches meet and make a perfect canopy, Blanc. Isbould have been glad to have had a under which straw colored but iron chairs and week or more in the valley, to take the most of settecs, with tables, more or less large. and of these ; but not the dangerous ones. But the various shapes, give opportunity to individuals decree was one day for Chamouny, and so I or parties to have a meal in full view of the took one foot excursion, without a guide, to the lake and mountains. If I were rich, I would sources of the Arrè, which comes out of the come and pass a month bere every summer. | Mer de Glace. I took this alone, as the rest English is spoken by some of the waiters, and were tired with their ride of the day before. the house is always full of American and Eng. That morning I had watched, at suprise, Mt. lish people. I think the route from Paris to Blanc and bis snowy brethren roll off the mis s Lausanne, through the frontier town of Pontar- and come out in their glory, until 10 o'clock, lier and by Neufchatel, is perfectly beautiful, when I went to breakfast, and then started off (at least from Pontarlier,) but you must have up the valley, which is so winding that, althougb the right hand side of the car. You look over I started with my back to Mt. Blanc, he soon. into vallies where are many little villages. It came round on ing left hand, and I saw the was the first scenery which satisfied we in Eu- glacier that sweeps down from a moudrain that rope, for France is merely pretty from Brest to rises farther east, and nearer the village. The Paris, and from Paris to Pontarlier.
shadows and outlines of the mountains on both To hear of Switzerland and to see it are two sides changed continually as I walked. Somevery different things. I have now been over times I sat down on convenient rocks, and Lake Lemar twice. The sail is very beautiful sketched the outlines of the mountaios, and I by Ferpay. There is on one island (I believe) only wished that I had some moist water colors a most lovely villa owned by Prince Napoleon. with me, and I should bave become a painter But I was disappointed in Geneva. It cannot on the spot. I was two hours walking up the compare in picturesqueness with Lausanne, valley to the sources of the Arveiron, and whose location is on bills--one hill, in the heart I passed two little villages--Les Près and Les