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die. Still I feel that death is the king of fear; month's time from that I came from thence to and that strength to triumph over him must be, London in some degree of strength. After given me in the needful time. The Lord must being seven weeks there, the Lord brought me stand by me, to resist that evil one who is home again to my own house. But that night often busy when the tabernacle is dissolving. I was 'smitten again with sickness, of which I

“Oh! Lord, what quiet, safety, or ease is remain weak and low to this day. there in any state but in feeling thy living 27th of 4th mo., 1681.-As I was waiting power? All happiness is in this, and pothing this morning on the Lord with some of my but amazement, sorrow, perplexity and woe out family, I fouod an inclination in my mind to of it. Oh! let me be kept by that power, and mention the continuance of my illness to this in it walk with God in His pure fear; and then day, which from the time of being first visited I matter not how abseen I am, or how little wants not many weeks of a year. In all that friendship I have in the world. Oh Lord I thoa time, such has been the goodness of the Lord kaowest what I have yet to go through, but my to me, that, as was said of Job, 'in all this be hope is in thy mercy to guide and support me; sinned not, nor charged God foolishly,' so may and then I need not be doubtful, nor in con. I say that, through the presence of God's power cern about what is to come upon me.

with me, I have not had a murmuring thought “ The foregoing I writ before I went to Ed. or a complaining mind. This has been my conmonton, which was in Sixth month, 1680. stant frame. It is well I have had no grievous And as if I were to go thither on purpose to thing to undergo, except these late sore fits of be proved by the Lord, according to what I had pain go full of anguish. The Lord hath grabefore written, and to be exercised by Him in ciously stopped my desires after every pleasant all things that were in my view when I set my thing. I have not found in my heart to ask of house in order, it pleased the Lord, in a week's Him to restore me to my former health and time after my going there, to visit me with a strength; that I might have the pleasantness of violent burning fever, beyon 1 what I ever felt. my natural sleep, or be able to walk about the Indeed, it was very tedious. I made my moan bouse, or go abroad in the air, to take a view of in these words, ' Distress ! distress !' feeling as the beautiful creation. All that I bave desired if that comprehended sickness, uneasiness, during this long exercise in reference to my want of rest and comfortable accommodation; condition bath been some ease in my fits of it being a school, and so uaquiet, with but little pain. For this I have earnestly cried to the attendance, and away from my own home, Lord for directions to some means of help, that where I could bave had every thing I needed. I might have the pain removed. But, save in

“I had scarcely any time in all that illness, these fits of suffering, I have not asked anything that I could have taken even so much as a of the Lord concerning life or health. I have quarter of an hour for the settling of my af- waited upon Him with less distraction than fairs. The kindness and mercy of the Lord when in bealth, and have many times said having put into my heart to consider that it within myself, Oh! this is very sweet and easy. might be as it was with my dear husband, that He makes my bed in my sickness, and holds I should never return home again. These my eyes waking to converse with Him. memorable dealings of the Lord with me I bow « Death hai h been many times before me, on recouat this 3d day of Second month, 1681, in a which occasions I have rather embraced it than thankful, humble sense of His mercy, being in shrunk from it; having for the most part found my bed still unrecovered of that forementioned a kind of yielding in my spirit to die. I bad illness, which commenced eight months since. all my days a great sense of death, and subjec

“Now it is upon me, in the holy fear of the tion to the fear of it, till I came to be setiled Lord, to declare to you, my dear children, of in the Truth; but now the fear of death, that what great service it was to me in my sickness, is, the state after death, is removed. Yet there that I had nothing to do but to die when the remaineth still a deep sense of the passage ; how Lord visited me. The Lord was pleased to as- strait, hard, and difficult it is; even in some sure me I should have a mansion, according to cases to those over whom the second death bath His good pleasure, in His boly habitation. do power." Through this knowledge I was left in a quiet No further records have been discovered restate, out of any feelings of the sting of death; specting Mary Penington, who died on the 18th not having the least desire to live, though I of Seventh-month, 1682, at Worminghurst, did not witness any measure of triumph and where she was staying with her daughter Gu. joy. I could often say it is enough that I am lielma Pend. Froin thepce her remains were in peace, and have not a thought day nor night taken for interment to Jordan's, where they of anything that is to be done in preparation were laid beside those of her husband. for my going hence.

After having been fourteen days ill at Clothe yourselves with the silk of piety, with Edmonton, my fever greatly abated, and in a'the satin of sanctity, and with the purple of

modesty, and God will come to you. Let not the Prof. Birdsay G. Northrop, of Mass., former. oroaments upon your backs spoak out the vanity 1y Secretary of the Board of Education of that of your hearts.

State, addressed the meeting on the culture of FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER.

the sensibilities. There is so much contained

in his remarks that we give them very nearly PHILADELPHIA, ELEVENTH MONTH 16, 1867.

as reported by “ The Press." EDUCATIONAL.--From the Reports of the THE CULTURE OF THE SENSIBILITIES. "daily press" relative to the proceedings of the Most mea are more controlled by the sensiTeachers' Institute which assembled at Westbilities than by the intellect; emotion is the Chester, Pa., on the 28th of last month, we celestial fire which lights up every act of man. compile the following account for such of our

It is not logic alone that sways med, but logic ou fire.

It is our seosibilities that, through readers as are interested in the subject of edu. their cultivation, make men and women power. ,cation. The sessions were contioned for seo-ful to achieve and enjoy. The teacher must eral days and increased in interest. The names exist progressively if he would be successful; he of three hundred and seventy-five teachers were

must not get into the ruts.

Curiosity is one of the sensibilities earliest registered, and the audience was large and ap- aroused io ebildren. It is to the mind what preciative.

appetite is to the body; it is the impelling pow. At the opening of the Institute, the County er to the cultivation of genius in the adult; so Superintendent, W. Warren Woodruff, briefly you must use it is exciting the child to reviewed the history of the cause of education study. in Pennsylvania, and alluded to the important ties are the affections; the intellect attracts a

Foremost in importance among the sensibililegislation of last winter which wade it obliga- fleeting admiration; the affections not only win tory upon the County Superiotendent to bold at but retain love and esteem. Iotellect is like an least one Institute meeting in their respective iceberg, unless it is sustained and softened by counties each year.

the affections.

The sensibilities are capable of the highest He reminded the teachers of the responsi- degree of culture. The will must direct this. bility of haviog under their care 18,000 chil. The affections are cultivated by the doing of dren, and that in order to perform their work little deeds of kindness to those around us. well, they must learn to love it. He considered Those who wait for great opportunities to show that the advancement of the intellectual and herent selfishness of their natures.

their benevolence, seldom grow out of the inmoral welfare of children depended upon the The affections should be the subject of early individual efforts of those to whom was entrust-training; then they become not only the greated the responsibility of their training.

est ornament of men's lives, but the great Prof. Bailey, Instructor of Elocution in Yale source of their growth and happiness. Nothing

is cheaper in this world than kindness, and College, Conn., addressed the Institute on the nothing accomplishes more. It is said the subject of reading. The first requisite for good lamented Lincolo never lost his temper during reading is the use of the natural voice. There his trying term of officea glorious example to are three essentials : you must be heard, under all. Socrates kept silent when angered; this stood, and, if possible, felt. The first requires is a good rule for all to obey; by so doing they

will a knowledge of the laws of sound; the second,

The philanthropist has his reward at every of the intention or meaning of the author ren-moment of life; bis good deeds blossom into dered; and the tbird requires an appreciation of fragrance on every side of his daily pathway, the subject, and its relations to the sympathies Home is the place in which the affections should of the hearers. He said children can be taught ica are the homes of America! The heart will

be assiduously, cultigated. The hope of Amerto use their na voice in the class, if they never forget the influences of a bome where

that there is nothing in reading love was the guiding principle in early days : that requires any other than the common tones the child who truly loves a good mother and they use when at play or at home telling their reverences his father, when he goes out into the parents of the day's lesson or amusements. If

world will not, cannot, go far astray. The heart of

a devoted mother has been well called the masterthis were successfully instilled, the reading piece of creation. classes would become a delight to the teacher. The spleen of parents and teachers is respon

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sible for much of the unhappiness and errors of|had her pupils name the streets around the hall their children in after years. Let parents be --school-room--the priocipal public buildings, careful that they make home the happiest -spot and the roads leading to the country. Io the the children can know or find, and they will not meantime she mapped an outline of all these seek uphallowed pleasure in those resorts where points upon the board; the nearest villages sin and crime are first looked upon.

were delineated upon this map. She then went Cultivate the art of conversation among your on to explain how the teachers in the country children. This is too much neglected, as is well schools would use this plan in mapping the attested by the scarcity of good conversation school grounds and the school district. alists in society.

individual exercise for each pupil, they should Happiness is one of the aims and objects of a be taught to draught their parents' farms. The true life; do not restrain your children in their next work would be to call their attention to desires to enjoy the happy spirits of youth ; it the animals indigenous to their own country, is necessary to their mental, moral, and physi then the products of the soil and the occupations cal welfare that they have daily recreation. Pro of the inhabitants. In more advanced classes, vide entertainment that you can approve of at the causes which decide the industries of the home, and help your children enjoy it by join citizens, the kind of domestic animals needed, ing with them as much as you may.

and why villages have been located where A love of the beautiful is another one of the they are found in the country, may be queried sensibilities that should be zealously cultivated, after and ascertained. If this plan is pursued commencing with your children when they can to its legitimate results, a thorough knowledge first appreciate the loveliness of a simple flower, of geography will be attained. As it has been a tinted cloud, or the starry skies. A taste for taught in the past, it too often happens that even the beautiful, this instilled, will be a source of adults can only think of Russia, for instance, happiness and refined enjoyment through life. as a yellow spot' on the map. Such teaching

The affections were most perfectly cultivated bas no real value, because the results are with in the character of the great Teacher; indeed out any practical significance. they were the fountain whence came the loveli- In the study of geography pupils must acest deeds of His life, the secret of the homage quire a good knowledge of the value of the and love which millions of loyal human hearts units, an iach, a foot, or a mile. The first may have given Him through eighteen centuries. be taught on the blackboard; the latter from

Mary Howe Smith, teacher of Geography their walks to and from home. The speaker's and History in the State Normal School at present idea of a mile was derived from her

memory of such an early lesson. She showed Oswego, N. Y., gave lessons on Geography upon the board the manner of teaching the difTeachiog. The course she advised was to call ference between vertical aud horizontal linesattention to the earth as a whole, then its form, her pran of mapping was shown by draughting size and the relative proportions of land and upon the board the outline of South America water must be considered.

naming each gulf, bay, and cape thereon at the

same time, finishing the whole in one or two " After which, teach of the surface, then the minutes ; then as rapidly as before, indicating drainage of that surface ; this part of the study and naming the islands on the coast, the mounwill serve to illustrate the fact that there is a tains, lakes, rivers, and towns in the interior. logical connection between one branch of the She said this might seem difficult to the uniosubject and nearly all its other parts : thus the itiated; but that it was quite easy and practicable surface, by its declination in this or that direc. was demoustrated by the fact that the instructor's tion, determines the course of rivers, which in own primary classes in the Normal School in tura decide to some extent the fertility of the Oswego, N. Y., in the course of eight or ten söil and the character of the products thereof; lessons, given withio a period of two weeks, and upon these depend, in a measure, the races readily acquire the facility of draughting maps of men and the kind of animals to be found in as correctly and quickly as she bad done, and tbese localities.

also at the same moment, Daming each geographiThe speaker enlarged upon the necessity of cal feature drawn; more than this, they would teaching geography from this starting point , immediately discover and Dame any fault in the showed how easy it was to lead the pupil to de teacher's draught, and quickly correct it. She termine the details of this branch of knowledge always encouraged her classes to criticise her almost intuitively, by first teaching certain; teachers should not fear their pupils' ing principles and laws, and pointing out the criticism; the speaker always felt complimented logical sequence thereto.

thereby, because it proved that ber previous She illustrated her method of teaching pri. labors had not been in vain." mary, goography by supposing the institute to She spoke of the old plan of teaching the be a class of juveniles, ihe speaker--teacher-productions of a country, and proved it to be

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very deficient. A better way was to classify Charles Scribner & Co., New York; the letter these productions—wheat and corn being the press is splendid, and the maps and engravings representation of one of the great divisions, and in the text-books are the finest that have yet

been produced in illustration of this important rice and cotton of apother. Then teach the branch of study. Professor Agassiz sage of general boundaries within which these are them: “Incomparably superior to anytbing grown, and afterwards determine in what partio- published." ular portions they are best produced.

Every teacher attending the institute will

desire to adopt them, so evident is it to them, The vegetation of the North Ameican conti from Mrs. Smith's instructions, that they condent was considered. The eastern part having tain the principles of the best system of teachabundant moisture, also possessed a fine and ing geography. luxuriant vegetation : the contrary conditions Other branches of knowledge were interestexisting in the West in regard to moisture, there ingly introduced, and will be noticed in a

, was less vegetation. The prairies had a good

, vegetation.

future number. She had not time to refer to the animals or races of the continent, but would proceed to its

MARRIED, at Friends' Meeting-honse, Richmond, political geography, and would confine her Ind., on the 26th of Ninth month, 1867, CALEB Elremarks to our own United States.

LIOTT, of West Liberty, Iowa, to Mary, daughter of

Jobo Maulsby. Its position was referred to and the advantages resulting therefrom; next she pointed out the DIED, on the 2d inst, at the residence of his son, unrivalled adran tages which we have from our in-law Dr. F. Flagg, near Woodbury, N. J., George inland lakes and river systems, and great extent Craft, in the 69th year of his age; a valued member of ocean coast. Our climate was spoken of as of Woodbury Monthly Meeting.

at his residence in Philadelphia, on the deciding, to a certain extent, in connection morcicg of the 27th of Tenth month, 1867, JANES F. with the other points named, the occupations of Leys, in the 32d year of his age. Married only a our citizens. She showed how the water.powers few short months, and separated from parents, on our rivers and our coal regions made one brothers and sisters by an ocean's width, he clung portion a manufacturing region ; and why other fondly to the one tie be bad upon earth, and which

be beld to be most sacred, until called to his God. portions became agricultural in their character. Then with calm resignation be rendered up his life The great mountain regions of the far West "a willing sacrifice to the God who gave it." were not fitted, with a few exceptions in the fer- at his residence, Monat Holly, N. J., on the tile valleys, for either of these pursuits, but they 16th of Eighth month last, Restore S. Loud, in the were by nature specially adapted to mining.

79th year of his age. An approved minister, our

deceased friend travelled much in Truth's service, Commerce was pest considered : Our do- laboriog by precept and example to benefit his fellow mestic commerce was very large, because of the men. During the last ten years of his life, an invaried characteristics and products of the differ. sidious disease gradually destroyed his bodily por. ent parts thereof. Our foreign commerce grew ers, placing bim io a state of almost infantile des out of the richness of our soil and the abundance pendence. During this long period of suffering he

maintained a quiet and cheerful mind, steadily ato of our staple products, which we exchanged tending meetings, and evidencing by patieace bis for the luxuries of life from otber nations. resignation to the Divine will.

The towns and cities were next spoken of, -, on the 27th of Ninth month, 1867, Sallis F., and the causes which led to their location pointed daugbier of Mablon I. and Frances T. Janney, aged out, it being dependent upon the occupations of 18 months ; a member of Springboro Monthly Meet

ing, Obio. the people and the water systems of the coun. on Second-day, 4tb of Eleventh month, 1867, try.

at her residence, Darby, Pa., PRISCILLA, widow of The reporter says—The instruction upon Abner Davis, in her 79th year. this subject to the Institute has been so popular

on First day, 10th of Eleventh month, 1867, that the teachers are delighted to know they ber 82d" year.

at Darby, Pa., MARTHA, widow of Jobo Bunting, in can have a series of text-books tbat will enable

at Wilmington, Del., on the evening of them thoroughly to acquaint themselves with Eleventh month 9tb, 1867, BENJAMIN Ferris, in bis the plan and introduce it in their ecbool rooms,

Professor Arnold Guyot, of Princeton Col. -, on the 12th of Tentb month, 1867, near Allege, New Jersey, bas, with the assistance of tleborough, Becks Co., Pa., of coosumption, Mary R.,

daugbter of Samuel H. and Sarah R. Parson, io the Mrs. Smith, (whose services are handsomely 31st year of her age; a member of Middletowa acknowledged in the author's preface,) pre- Monthly Meeting. This dear youog woman bore her pared a complete series of geographical books, extreme suffering with a mees and quiet spirit, and * Primary,"

"" Common Schools,” and “ Teach often expressed a desire that she might be supported ers” editions—together with a splendid set of

to the end, and tbat she might be fouud ready when

ever the final summons came. Her desire, we bemodern and ancient wall maps, which make a lieve, was mercifully granted, and she was folly ago perfect whole. This series is published by 'sured of an acceptance with her Heavenly Father.

881b year.

DIED, on the 24th of Fourth month, 1864, near Ate It being believed that an advantage would tleborough, Bucks Co., Pa., Sallie, soungest daugb: arise from having an official correspondent for ter of Saunel H. and Sarab R. Paxson, in the 13th each of our Quarterly Meetings and Monthly Fear of her age; also a member of Middletown Month. ly Meeting.

Meetings throughout the Yearly Meeting, each

of our Quarterly Meetings is directed to forAGENT'S NOTICE.

ward, in its report to this Meeting next year, Io writing to persons on business of our own, re- the name of a suitable Friend for a Corresponquesting information or suggesting a reply for our dent for the Quarterly Meeting, and for each of benefit, we should always remember to enclose a postage stamp, or stamped envelope, to meet this its constituent Monthly Meetings; and thereexpense.

after each year, report to the Yearly Meeting I receive a great many letters relating to business any change that may occur in such Correspon. conoected with my office. The expense of replies to dents, in order that a correct list may be anmost of these properly belongs to tbe different branches of my business; quite a number do not.

dually published in our Extracts. But I am in receipt of numerous letters of inquiry

The following report from the Trustees of on various sobjects, some of which are entirely for the Fair Hill Fund was received and read, and eign to any part of my business ; of joterest, perbaps, it was approved and sanctioned by the Meeting, to the writer only. Sometimes-and very properly - viz. : provision is made for a reply, but generally not. Some are sent me to forward to persons with whose to the Yearly Meeting now sitting : particular address it is supposed (or perbaps ex

The Trustees in charge of the Fair Hill Fund pressed) the writer is unacquainted; some of these require re-mailing. It is unpleasant thus to make report that they have received for interest since allu-ion to these seeming trifles,—but this term, from last year, the sum of nine hundred dollars, long use, loses its fitness !

which, in addition to the four hundred dollars Although I have plenty of business, I am willing reported to the Yearly Meeting last year, has still to render my friends suck services as my time been paid to the Committee having charge of And ability will admit of; but hereafter, no one need expect me to give attention to letters of the two last the education of the children of some of our named classes, unless they bring with them the Friends in Virginia, who have been stripped of necessary accompaniments.

obeir property by the late war, as directed by Philada., 11tb mo. 7. · Emmor Coule, Agent.


Thirty-first of the month and fifth of the weele. VATION OF THE FREEDMEN.

-The Committee appointed at a former sitting The Monthly Meeting of this Association will be to endeavor to embody some of the exercises of held on evening next, Eleventh month 20th, at 7 o'clock, at Race Street Meeting. House, the Meeting, now produced the following min. (Moothly Meeting Room.) Interesting statements ute, which was approved, and directed to be may be expected from one who bas been among this embodied in our printed extracts for the benefit people..

of our absent members, viz. :


} The attendance here of delegates from the

Meetings for Sufferings-or Representative FRIENDS' SOCIAL LYCEUM.

Committees--of each of the Yearly Meetings Eleventh mo. 19th, Reading of Essays, Declama with which we oori espond, in order to confer tions, &c., by members.

with us in relation to Iodian affairs, bas imEXTRACTS FROM BALTIMORE YEARLY MEET- parted to the Yearly Meeting a peculiar and ING OF MEN FRIENDS.

unusual interest. (Continued from page 571.)

A painful solicitude has been awakened in Twenty.ninth of the month and third of the our miods by the accouots received of the desoweek. The meeting entered upon the conside. lating war between the lodiaps west of the Misration of the state of Society, and proceeded sissippi and the National forces, and we ears. therein through this sitting, that in the after- estly desire that such just and bumane measDoon, and part of the sitting on the afternoon ures may be pursed as will put an end to the of the 30th, under the solemnizing influence of effusion of blood, and secure a lasting peace the great Head of the Church, during which with that afflicted people. many living testimonies were borne, tending to The warning voices of some of the faithful encourage all in a firm trust in the reality and watchmen on the walls of our Zion were heard efficiency of the great principles and testimo very early in our opening sitting, calling our nies held by our religious Society.

attention to the fundamental principle and The subject of adopting a different mode of foundation stone of our organization-ihe light appointing members of the Meeting for Suffer- of truth in the soul, as our all sufficient guide; jngs, which was referred to this Meeting from and renewing the injunctions of that devoted last year, being now brought up for considera- servant of the Most High, “ George Fox," " 10 • tion, it was referred to the Committee appointed mind the light,and “ hold all our Meetings in

at a former sitting for the revision of our Book the authority of Truth,may we remember that of Discipline.

it is not our own work we are engaged in, but

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