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it coming of grace, though I was unworthy, yet I of great numbers to the Establishment, and I might receive pardon, and I used earnest ex. eventually of causing them to separate from the pressions about it. A little after this I received church which promoted it. some acknowledgments from several persons of It is evident that during the period of early the greatness of my memory, and was praised religious exercise alluded to above, Mary Proude for it. I felt a fear of being puffed up with did not open her mind to any person. Que that praise; so I wrote a prayer of thanks for would think she might have done so to her the gift of memory, and expressed my desires friend Madain Springett; but on the subject to use it to the Lord, that it might be sanctified which chiefly engrossed her feelings, it is probato me, and that I might not be puffed up by it. ble she perceived that lady felt no special dittiThese three prayers I used with some ease of culties, such as had taken hold of ber mind remind for a time, but not long; for I began specting prayer.
Madan Springett, at the pe again to question whether I prayed right or not. riod in question, noninally belonged to the I knew not then that any did pray extempore, Church of Eagland, but had largely given her but it sprung up in my mind that to use words religious confidence to the Puritan section of according to the sense I was in of my wants, the Church, as is evinced by her choosing i was true prayer, which I attempted to do, but Puritan tutor for her sons when she sent them could not; sometimes kneeling down a long to College. time, but had not a word to say. This wrought
In relation to her son William, the narrative great trouble in me, and I had none to reveal says,
“She sent bim to Cambridge, as being acinyself to, or advise with, but bore a great counted more sober than Oxford, and placed burthen about it on my mind; till one day, as him in a Puritan college called St. Catharine's I was sitting at work in the parlor, a gentleman Hall, where was a very sober, tender master of that was against the superstitions of the times, the house, and a grave, sober tutor; for she apcame io, and, looking sorrowful, said, “ It was pointed him one Eilis, who was accounted a a sad day.” This was soon after Pryonc, Bast. Puritan; she baving brought him up in his wick, and Burton were sentenced to have their youth, aud had used her influence to get him ears cut, and to be imprisoned. It sunk deep the preferment of a Fellow in that College.” into my spirit, and strong cries were in me for them, and for the innocent people in the nation. It wrought so strongly in me that I could not STRENGTH OF MORAL AFFINITIES. sit at my work, but left it, and went into a pri- A faith which is true at heart, unites all who vate room, and, shutting the door, kneeled possess it by ties so strong that whatever their down and poured out my soul to the Lord in a names and parties, or however strong the wind.3 very vehement manner, and was wonderfully and waves may seem that blow them asunder for melted and eased. I then felt peace and ac- a while, it is really astonishing how much and ceptance with the Lord, and was sure that this how nearly they come together again. When at was prayer, [in spirit and in truth), which I fleet of ships have each a true compass on board,
was in like manner acquainted with clouds may arise and isolate them from sight of before, either in myself, or from any one else.” each other, or from land; but they go on and cut
The persecution and cruel punishment of their way through the fog truly enou is, because Pryone, Bastwick, and Barton, which called each sails by compass, and when the fog lifts, it is forth the deep sympathy and the earnest pray- found to have steered correctly and to have ers of this young girl, occurred during the year moved in company with the rest of the fleet. 1637. Neal, in his History of the Puritans, It is so with good meo actuated by a cominon tells us that Prynde was prosecuted for writing moral and religious priociple. They are often a book entitled, Aistriomastrix, against plays, much nearer to each other than they can see or masques, dancing, etc., and was condemned by feel or know at the time, and all quietly working the Court of Star Chamber to be degraded from towards the same point, and with real unity of his profession of the law; to be pilloried at purpose. They walk by faith, not by sight:
; Westininster and in Cheapside, at each place to so they steer by compass. They may be pene. lose an ear; to be fined £5,000; and to suffer trating a mine or a mountain, working underperpetual imprisonment. Burton was a parish ground, far apart, and from opposite directions; priest who published two sermons agaiast the but true to the principles that guide them, thev late innovations in the church.
are constantly approaching and will meet in the a physician, who wrote a book entitled, Eleucis middle. lu our own day the efforts which religionis Papistica. They were all three fined are being made to bind together sects that have £5,000 each, had their ears cut off, and were been estranged for centuries, proves nothing so condemned to perpetual imprisonment. Arch much to the thoughtful mind as the strength bishop Laud was present at the passing of the and the durability of that love which true reseptence. Of course such persecution and cru.ligion inspiris, lateut as at times it may seem. elty had the effect of weakening the attachment! - Public Ledger.
From Friends' Review.
raise up a standard in bebalf of the righteous. THE LIFE OF GOD IN THE SOUL.
dess once delivered to the saints-to sound an " And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall
be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not alarm in the camp of the professed followers of pars over it, but it shall be for those, the wayfaring Christ, and to invite a rally around the ancient, men, though fools shall not err therein." -Isalam yet ever new and glorious truths of the Gospel,
which were, after a long night of apostacy, Christianity, or the life of God in the soul of brought home to the bearts of men, by the man, bas always appeared to the upregenerate preaching and other ministry of such men as mind paradoxical and contradictory; ever ag- Fox, Barclay, Penington and Penn. We can gressive yet non-resistant; ever “going forth but think that there are still those whose spiriis conquering and to conquer," yet ever despised are pressing though the crowd of difficulties and trampled upon ; ever dying, yet ever liv. surrounding them into the kingdom and paraing; always burning, yet dever consumed; its dise of God, and who would invite others into mysteries and its consolations ever open "to the this new and living way, in which they have babe and suckling," yet inaccessible to the found victory over some of their soul's enemies, “wise and prudent;" its evidences of life never and who sincerely yet reverently believe that, in more apparent and vigorous than amid desola- the Lord's time and way, complete victory shall tion and death; its bopes never more glorious crown their effortsma way in which they have ihan when all appear to be lost; and finally, its found many crosses, bat as many crowns, but victory never more complete than when nailed witbal a way of quietness and blessed assurance to the Cross. Amid these seemingly conflicting forever to them who are faithful to continue truths, the unsanctified mind, in its efforts to therein. reconcile them, hopelessly wanders as in a laby- There are many voices in the world cryingripth, now traversing this plausible yet devious "Lo! here is Christ; lo! He is there;" but the path, now another still more divergent, till, ex. injunction, Go ye not after them, is now, as hausted by its own futile endeavors, it sinks then, of infinite importance, and equally to be either in despair or utter disbelief.
obeyed, for the same reason, for “behold the The religious history of every mind in search Kingdom of Heaven is within you;" and while after Truth, though it may present details of we might reasonably anticipate that discordant trials peculiar to itself, will also furnish so voices on so grave a questivo could hardly find many points of resemblance to that of others, place in our Society, yet here also can the disas to leave no doubt, that here as well as else- ciplined ear discern the feeble bleating of the where, like causes have produced like effects; Lord's flock, invited to partake of pasture where and we invariably find when, after deep though it cannot be found, and finally left to itself to fruitless research carried on in our will, the retrace its steps, or to escape to other folds Living-Way has through divine mercy been and other shepherds of mau's ordaining and shown to us, side issues and bye-paths are for appointment. saken, and the heart revels in the glories of its We do not find it our place to go into exnew-found treasure, admiring most of all that tended remarks concerning the causes which it should bave lain so long concealed within its have produced this state of things. Much bas reach.
already been written about “innovations,' The age in which we are living is confessedly breaches of discipline," and "departure from a remarkable one, whether we look at it in a apcient principles ;” and yet the "hurt of the social, religious, or scientific point of view. ... daughter of my people is not healed.”
The militant Church of Christ in some re- We fear deep-seated prejudice bas, io some spects resembles Jerusalem, just prior to its final instances, exalted itself into revelation, until demolition,—torn with dissensions within its some who occupy the position of overseers of own enclosure; its members perish with hun. the flock and delegated shepherds bave insepsi. ger—its delegated shepherds, through unfaith. bly, yet surely, lost their hold upon the affecfulness and unwatchfulness, fail.to extend and tions of their charge, who are left to wander to minister to their flocks that spiritual care upon the
barren mountains of an empty and sustenance designed by the great Head of the profession, with an idea that beyond the pale of Church. In this condition it offers but a feeble our own Society there is no safety, and I had resistance to the powerful, unwearied adversary almost said no salvation, and in it the poor without the gates. In many places the walls satisfaction to be called the children of Abraare broken down and levelled to the ground. .. ham, and that, too, without Abraham's pat
Notwithstanding this discouraging aspect of rimony,-viz., his faith. things around us, we freely admit that there are To satisfy the cravings of these dear lambs still preserved those who, from sivcere convic of the flock, some, professedly with good motives, tiops, are fearlessly contending for the Truth, not bold enough to leap the walls of conven: and others quietly suffering for it; who, having tional Quakerism, and to persuade others to do received were; themselves, are constrained to so, hope to supply the deficiency through a class
of religious reading, whose manifest tendency is condemnation is the greater, for he that "knew
hope of glory;” to convince men of the won. It is with pain that we thus dwell upon the derful truth, that which briugeth salvation is evidences of spiritual declension. On all sides nigh, even in the heart, and that which convicts they are as freely admitted as equally observed. men of sio is the only power which shall save What avails the high standard made by us, un- from sin. And they boldly andounced : “If ye less our actions and life conform thereto ? Our' believe not that this is Ie, ye shall die in your
sins." This was a doctrine too comprehensive lence and spirituality. These can be found 10 be contined to any age, clime or station. It only in men, wbo love it for its own sake, and was but the fresh announcement, in a day of because it is "the wisdom of God and the deep spiritual declension, of that ever. flowing power of God unto salvation,” and not simply stream of divine grace proceeding from the in because it is respectable in the eyes of the exhaustible orean of God's love.
world, and favorable to the decency and order In this light they saw with indubitable clear of the commonwealth. ness that the power by which they were moved, and in which they suffered for the testimony to
Those are the best Cbristians who are more the truth as it is in Jesus, should yet break careful to reform themselves than to censure forth in thousands; that the sun of righteous others. ness, which had risen above their mental hori.
NOTES OF FOREIGN TRAVEL, FROM PRIVATE zon, would never set again, but would continue
CORRESPONDENCE. to shine until every vestige of sin and super
No. 8. etition should melt away before its
(Continned from page 567.) til righteousness should cover the earth as the
INTERLAKEX, 8th month, 1866. waters cover the sea."
The morning of the 13th found us at Berne,
which I believe is remarkable, for retaining Somebody says, there are two things about more of its pational characteristics than any which we should never grumble; first, thuse other of the Swiss cities; and if we had failed things which we can prevent; and secondly, before to realize that we were in a foreign laud, ihose things which we cannot preveut. our experience during a twilight walk, under
a drizzling rain, through some of the quaintest, EXTRACT.
the narrowest and the dirtiest streets that can A man may sincerely honor, advocate and be imagined, left us no room to doubt on that uphold the religion of Christ, on account of its subject; and next morning we were exceeding. general influence, its beneficial public tendeney, ly intere-ted in observing the picturesque cosits humane and civilizing consequences, with-tumes and the (to us) singular arrangement of out at all subjecting his own temper and life to many things. The public fountains are quite its laws, or being in any proper sense a subject numerous, and fall into very large stone basins, of the peculiar happiness it imparts. This is in the middle of the streets; through these perhaps not an unfrequent case. Men need to basins there flows constantly a stream of pure be made sensible that religion is a personal water, emptying into a trough about three feet thing, a matter of personal application and ex. wide and one or two deep. "It appeared to be perience. Unless it is so considered, it will a common practice for the women to bring their mcarcely be an object of earnest pursuit, or of washing to these fountains and pursue their fervent, hearty interest, nor can it exert its true labor in common. We observed several pariies and thorough influence on the character. Indeed thus occupied, while others were engaged in its desirable influence on the state of society can filling large wooden vessels, each like a flattened be gained only through this deep personal de coue, three feet long and two wide at the top, votion to it, of individuals ; because pone but which is hooked on their shoulders; thus on this is genuine religion, and the genuine only their backs they carry it bome for domestic can exhibit the genuine power.
Children of six and eight years old are I know of nothing to be more earnestly de. taught to carry burdens on the back or head, gired, than that men should cease to look upon baskets of a proportionate size being provided, religion as designed maioly for others, and and we almost always see them, when not othershould come to regard it as primarily affecting wise occupied, knitting stockings for winter themselves; that they should first and most
We had a very nice femme de chambre seriously study its relation to their own bearts, here in Berne, in whom we were quite interestand be above all things anxious about their ed. She showed us her fete dress, (which is owo characters. This is but a partial and un- an beir-loom,) and told us her wages were teo satisfactory faith, which is concerned wholly francs or two dollars a nontb, paid only once with the state of society in general, and allows in six months; she also said her mother would him to neglect the discipline of his own affec- not allow her to spend all she made upon her tions and the culture of his own spiritual nature. dress, but required her to keep part of it until He is but poorly fitted to honor or promote the she married, when she would need it more.--cause of Christ, who has not first subjected his We noticed the scrubbing brush she used for own soul to bis holy government. There are the floors, which are all up carpeted, was fas2000 enough, when Christianity is prevalent and tened under a stone, about a foot square, and honorable, to lend it their countenance and pay five inches thick, and so heavy that I could it external honage. We want more thorough, scarcely move it--thus compelling her to scruh consistent exemplifications of its purity, benevo-lbard, by the mere action of drawing the brush
backward and forward. But she seemed per- here, we set off at 10o'clock for the Schynige fectly contented with her lot.
Platte, a mountain about 5709 feet high. After The two days we were in Berne were spent a drive of two or three miles, we took horses in short walks or drives, and in vain longings with a man to each, and proceeded on for a clear sky, that we might have our first mountain path, not generally very steep, but sight of the snow mountains. The Bernese Alps rough, sometimes through dense woods, someare to be seen here, in fine weather, along their times along tbe side of the mountain and over. whole extent, and must present a magnificent looking precipices that were perfectly terriffic. spectacle. We only had a very partial glimpse, The views were often fearfully grand; and as for the clouds were perversely sullen; so we we looked down from these immense heights gave the matter up, and after buying some de- upon the landscape, spread as it were right licious grapes, at twelve cents per pound, we under our feet, we involuntary shuddered at left for Thun, on the morning of the 16th, and our dizzy height. At the half-way house we there took the boat for the other end of the lake. stopped for refreshment, and reached the sumOur sail of two hours was perfectly charming, mit about 2. Here we dined and rested, and and the scenery along the shore so novel and enjoyed the glorious and majestic prospect for picturesque, and the little villas so almost fairy- two hours, and then commenced our downward like in their exquisite beauty, that it seemed journey, part of wbich we performed on foot; more like a lovely panorama being unrolled be the path being slippery and our horses very fore us, thao anything associated with the dull clumsy animals. We had a splendid day, and realities of this work-a-day world. I thought reached our hotel by 73 o'clock, a little stiff when in England that the flowers exceeded but otherwise in good condition. anything I had seen, but here they are, if
We are now on the summit of the sible, still more gorgeous and more abundant. Faulhorn, nearly 9,000 feet above the ocean, Our Virginia Creeper is to be seen under all surrounded with snow which fell last night and possible circumstances trailing its rich and drifted into our windows quite in beaps. We , graceful garlands, and ornainenting in the most made the ascension yesterday on horseback from impartial manper possible the palace and the Grindlewald. It was a bright and beautiful sumcottage, the huge mountain precipice and the mer morning in the lovely valley of Grindlewald quiet foot path through the valley. The houses when we set out, and we found the route very destitute of this beautiful drapery are the excep. delightful, and by no means more terriffic than tion, not the rule; and even where it has not a others we
The whole ride oc. foot of clear ground to grow in, it is often planted cupied four hours-all very enjoyable; and, to close to the house wall and eoclosed in a tube add to the romance, when within half an hour or case, until it reaches the second story, when of the top, a spow storm commenced and conit is let loose over some balcony or support of tinued until we were safely housed. I had my some kind, and allowed to “wander at its own water-proof, and the others dismounted to warm sweet will," till it covers the whole house. On themselves with the exercise of walking; and we arriving at the landing, we entered the omnibus were in first rate condition when we arrived at for the Jung Frau Hotel, two or three miles the shanty (or, more practically, the chalet) on distant, and we had at last the pleasure of an the summit of the mountain. The top of the unclouded view of this magnificent mountain. Faulhorn is said to command one of the finest After securing a roon which commanded the views in Switzerland, but when we reached it whole glorious view, and satisfying the cravings nothing was to be seen but clouds and storms. of nature by a good dinner, we set off on a drive We have a huge stove in the room below, through this superb country, endiog in a splen the pipe of which passes through our chamber, did sunset view of the Jung Frau—a series of but we feel some hesitation in calling for sights, the enjoyment of which it is simply im- enough wood to make us comfortable, in possible for me to estimate. I think a certain this alınost inaccessible place. It is wonderful wise man ([ forget who) once spake of lan- how the poor could have managed to get up guage as being very useful in concealing one's material for building the house, to say nothing thoughts. It certainly seems to me here, to be of keeping it supplied with fuel and provender. of very little use in espressing them, or in con. Before retiring, we were cheered by a splendid veying to another any correct idea of the feel- moonlight peep at the snowy peaks around us, ings that such scenes as these awaken. But and closed our eyes in confident espectation of glorious as these scenes are, they were for a as brilliant a suorise. I awoke in good time, time forgotten, when, after the evening had and feeling the air a little sharp from the crack closed in, we received a large budget of home of the window, rose to close it, when I found it letters.
Now I must tell thee about blocked up with soow, which was still falling. is our first mountain,” for we have actually made So we turned over for another nap. Towards the ascent of one, and that, too, of no mean 10 o'clock, wben we had finished our coffee and character. On the morning after our arrival.cutiets, tùe snow had ceased, the clouds over