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"TALE FAST HOLD OF INSTRUCTION; LET HER NOT GO; KEEP HER; FOR SHE IS THY LIFE.

No. 43.

VOL. XXIV.

PHILADELPHIA, TWELFTH MONTH 28, 1867.

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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY AN ASSOCIATION
OF FRIENDS.

CONTENTS.

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THE PENNS AND PENINGTONS.

neighboring streets they refused to come with (Continued from page 659.)

me. Only at length one widow woman, who “Not long after he had returned to Kent kept a coach for hire, and had taken a deal of his own nalive county, Sussex, was in danger our money, undertook to let her servant go, from the Cavalier party, which had taken Ar. even though he should hazard the horses. So undel, and fortified the town and castle. Sir I gave him a very great price (twelve pounds) William Walker was commander-in-chief against to carry me down, with liberty to return whether them, his assistance having been sought by the I was with him or not, within a day's time. It associated counties. 'My husband looked upon was a very tedious journey; we were bepightud, this engagement as a particular service to his and in the dark overthrown into a hedge. Owo county, and with great freedom went to When we got out, we fouod there was on the Aruodel, where they had a long siege before other side harily room to get along, for fear of the town. After they had taken it, they be falling down a very steep precipice, where we sieged the castle; it was very difficult service, would have been all broken to pieces. We had but, being taken, he and Colonel Morley had no guide with us but he who had come to me the government of the castle committed to them. with the message from my husband, who riding A few weeks after this, the calenture, a disease on a wbite horse, we could see him on before. that was then amongst the soldiers of the town Coming to a garrison late at night, we had to and castle, seized upon him in his quarters stop the coach to give the commander notice by near Arundel; from whence, in the depth of firing a gun, which was done by the sentinel. frost and snow, he sent for me to London to. The colonel came down immediately to invite come to him. This was very difficult for me me to stay; and to encourage mc,

hus. to accomplish, it being a short time before the band was likely to mend, besceching me not in birth of our second child. The waters being my situation to run such a hazard. The coachup at Newington and several other places, we man, being sensible of the difficulties still to be were forced to row in a boat on the highway, undergone, would needs force me to lodge in and take the things out of the coach into the the garrison, saying his horses would not hold boat with us. Springs were fastened to the out. To which I replied that I was to pay for briules of the horses, and they swam over and all the horses if they suffered, and that I was brought the coach with them. The coachmen resolved not to go out of the coach unless it were so sensible of all the difficulties and the broke down, until it came so near the house badness of the way between London and Arun- that I could compass it on foot. So, seeing my del, at that time of the year, that in all the resolution, he pushed on.

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" When we came to Arundel we saw a most “Discerning my lips to be cool, he would dismal sight-the town depopulated-the win-hardly suffer me to withdraw them from his dows all broken from the firing of the great burning face so as to take breath, crying out, guns--the soldiers making use of the shops and Oh, don't go from me!' at which the doctor luwer rooms for stables, and no light in the and my maid were very much troubled, looking town but what came from the stables. We upon the infection to be so high that it endan. passed through the town on to his quarters. gered my life and the child's. Two hours at a Within a quarter of a mile of the house the time I sat by bim thus, and after a little pause horses came to a stand still. As we could not see he called upon me again to lay my mouth to the reason of it, we sent the guide forward for his, and that he would be very quiet. At a light and assistance. Upon which the report length, while I was in that posture, he fell reached my husband that I was come; but he asleep; which they that were by observing, conassured them they were mistaken, that he knew strained me to go to bed. Considering my I could not come, in the situation I was in condition, and that I might leave my maid with Still they affirmed that I had certainly come. him, who could bring me an account, I was • Then,' said he, 'raise me up in the bed, that prevailed with, and went to bed. When he I may be able to see her when she enters.' awoke he seemed much refreshed, took great But the wheel of the coach having pitched notice of the servant, and said, “You are my close into the root of a tree, it was some time wife's maid. Where is your mistress? How before it could be loosened. It was twelve does my boy? Go to my wife, and tell her ! o'clock at night when I arrived; and as soon as am ready to embrace her, I am 80 refreshed I put my foot into the ball, from which the with my sleep.' She came and gave me this stairs ascended to his chamber, I heard his voice account, and I would have arisen and gone saying, "Why will you lie to me? If she be down, but she persuaded me not, saying he come, let me hear her voice.' This struck me would go to sleep again, and my going would so, that I had not power to get up stairs, but only hioder it. So I sent her with a message had to be helped up by twp. On seeing me, to him, and went to rest. Thinking from the the fever having taken to his head, he in a man- description she gave he was recovering, I lay per sprang up as if he would come out of the late in the morning. When I went down Í bed, saying, . Let me embrace thee, my dear, saw a great change, and sadness upon every before I die. I am going to thy God and my face about him, which stunned me. He spoke God.' I found most of his officers about the affectionately to me, with several serious and bed attending on him, with signification of great weighty expressions. At last be said, 'Come, sorrow for the condition he was in, they greatly my dear, let me kiss thee before I die,' which loring bim. The purple spots had come out on he did with that heartiness as if he would have him the day before, and now were struck in, I left his breath in me. "Come once more,' and the fever bad got to his head, which caused said he, let me kiss thee, and take my

leave,' bim to be in bed, they not baving before been which he did as before, saying, “No more pow. able to persuade him to go to bed, though his No more ever.' He then fell into a great illness bad been for five days before the spots | agony, and that was a dreadful sight to me. came out. Seeing the danger of his condition, "The doctor and my husband's chaplain, and and that so many Kentish men, both command some of the chief officers who were by, observing ers and others, bad died of it in a week's time bis condition, they concluded that they must near his quarters, they entreated him to keep either persuade me, or take me by force from his chamber. But such was the activeness of the bed; his great love for me, they said, and his spirit, and the stoutuess of his heart, that his beholding me there, being the occasion of it. they could not get him to yield to the illness so Upon which they came and asked me to go as to stay within, till they covenanted with him from the bedside to the fire ; that while I staid that he might shoot birds with his crossbow out where I was he could pot die. This word die of the window; and he did do it till the spots was so great with horror, that I, like an astonwent in, and the fever got to his head. He then ished, amazed creature, stamped with my foot, became so violent, being young and strong, and cried, · Die! die ! must he die? I cannot that they were forced to sit round the bed to go from him.' Upon this two of them gently keep him in. To my doctor, whom I brought lifted me in their arms, and carrying me to the down with me, he spoke seriously about dying, fire, which was at a distance from the bed, and to me most affectionately. To the officers they prevented me from going to him agaia. who were around the bed striving to keep bim At that time I wept not, but stood silent and in, he spoke no evil words; but wittily re-struck. After I was brought from the bed be marked to the marshal and others about keeping lay for a time very still; at length they said up a strict watch, or their prisoner would es bis sight was gone, and then they let me go to cipe, and how they were to repair the breach him. And standing there by his bedside I when he thrust his limbs from under the clothes. saw on bim the most amiable, pleasant coun.

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From "The Silent Pastor.”

MEDITATIONS.

tenance I ever beheld—just like that of a per. they lie down among the clods of the valley; son ravished with something he was looking at the foot pasgeth over them; they are no more, He lay about an hour in this condition. But it is not so with thee, for the Almighty is Towards sunset he turned quietly about, and the Father of thy spirit, and he Hath given called upon a kinsman of his, · Anthony, come thee a portion of His own immortality. quickly,' at which very instant Anthony came Look around thee, and behold the earth, for riding into the yard, having come many miles it is the gift of the Father to thee, and to thy to see him. Soon after this he died, and then sons, that they should possess it. I could weep; but, fearing injurious conse- Out of the ground cometh forth food; the quences, they immediately took me up into an hills are covered with fresh shade; and the other chamber, and suffered me no more to look animals, thy subjects, sport among the trees. , at him."

Delight thyself in them, for they are good; Sir William Springett’s remains were nest and all that thou seest is thine. morning taken privately by his officers and sol- But nothing that thou seest is like unto thydiers to Ringmer, and there deposited in the self; thou art not of them, nor shalt thou re-, family vault where several of his ancestors lay, turn to them. intending that a public funeral should follow as Thou hast a mighty void which they cannot soon as arrangements could be made for it in ill; thou hast an immortal hunger which they London. But those who had the management of cannot satisfy; they are not worthy that they his pecuniary affairs, discovering that he had shvuld occupy thee. expended so much of his own private property As the fire, which, while it resteth on the that was not likely to be refunded, in equip- hearth, yet seodeth forth sparks continually toping, maintaining and paying the soldiers, de- ward heaven, so do thou from amid the world clared against it.

send up fervent thoughts to God. In Ringmer church a handsome mural monu- As the lark, though her nest is on the ment was erected to his memory, which is still ground, as soon as she becometh fledged, pois. in perfect preservation.

eth her wings, and finding them strong enough (To be continued.)

to bear her through the light air, springeth up aloft, sioging as she soars, so let thy desires wount swifily upwards, and thou shalt see the

world beneath thy feet. Lift up thyself, O mourning soul; lift up thy. Be not overwhelmed with many thoughts. self; raise thine eyes that are wet with tears! Ticaven is thine and God is thine, and thou Why are thine eyes wet with tears ? Why are shalt be blessed with everlasting salvation and they bent continually upon the earth? And peace upon thy head for evermore. wby dost thou go continually as one forsaken of thy God?

SOCIAL READINGS. Ob thou that toilest ever and restest not; thou To the Editors.--The “Friends' Social Readthat wishest ever, and art not satistied; thou ing Circle of Poughkeepsie," is again holding that carest ever, and art not stablished; why its regular semi-monthly meetings, which were dost thou toil and wish ? Why is thine heart omitted during the summer. withered with care, and why are thine eyes sunk These pleasant gatherings were inaugurated with watching ?

last winter at the suggestion of G. T., when on Rest quietly on thy couch, steep thine eye. a visit to Poughkeepsie, and for this kindoess lids in sleep, wrap thyself in sleep as in a gar- we feel greatly indebted to him, deriving, as ment, for He carest for thee; He is with thee, we have, so much of profit, as well as enterHe is about thee, He compasseth thee on every tainment and pleasure from them. The few side. The voice of thy Shepherd among the meetings already held during the present season, rocks.

have been very well attended; and, in addition He calleth thee; He beareth thee tenderly in to the regular reading exercises, several original His arms; He suffereth thee not to stray. Thy communications have been read; these articles soul is precious in His sight, О child of many have added greatly to the interest of the meethopes ! For He carest for thee in the things ings, and, as we trus', manifest an earbest desire which perish; and He hath provided set better that they shall become indeed a source of real things than those.

improvement, moral, intellectual and social. I Raise thyself, O beloved soul! Turn thine enclose one of these communications, which was eyes from pain and care and sin ; turn them to read at the regular meeting on the 13th, feeling the brightness of the heavens, and contemplate that you might perlaps deem it worthy of a thine inheritance, for thy birthright is in the place in your columns.

. skies, and thy inheritance amongst the stars of From our experience here at Pongl.keepsie, light.

I have felt impelled to suggest the pri priety of The herds of the pasture sicken and die;l your calling the attention of Friends throughout

the young

the country, through the medium of the “ In-first, is it right? second, is it kind ? third, is telligencer,” to the benefits to be derived from it necessary ? such gatherings, recommending them also as a Take care to be an economist in prosperity, pleasing means of familiarizing the principles and there is no fear of your having to be one in of Friends, and cultivating a love for them in adversity. lith mo. 30th, 1867.

From “ The Priende' Quarterly Examiner.

NO LIVING MEMBER EXEMPT FROM SERVICE. " Oh ! Idle words ! Ill-omeded birds!"

" From whom the whole body, fitly joined together

and compacted by that which every joiot supplieth, Lately I have mused much on the many sen according to the effectual working in the measure of tences dropped daily by the thoughtless-words every pait, maketh increase of the body unto the 0! jest and mirth, perhaps, uttered without an edifying of itself in love." aim, yet which have proved indeed “ill.omened There are two lessons to be learnt from this

rds,” wafting on their raven plumes sigbs to passage; the one similar to that which our a heart alr ady burdened with earth's sorrows, Lord himself taught to his disciples when, under and open to pain, as the leafless trees to the the figure of the vine, He sbowed bow union blasts of winter.

with Him is essential to the believer's life; How little Pleasure thinks, when she calls the other, that every joint, every member, her train, and casts back her glances toward the whether larger or smaller, is required for the loiterers by the way; how many of tłem are fit joining together and compacting of the spiritNiobes, the fountain of whose tears her scornual body and its consequent increase. Taken shall afresh unseal,-or Sarcasm, priding her together, they need to be deeply pondered by self on intellectual birth, and burling from ber every one amongst us, and honest answers towering heights shafts of wit to sink deep into given to the questions which they suggest :some sensitive nature, and leave it bleeding and " Am I myself, through my junction with quivering for many a day: and bow little Gos: Christ, a living member of the body; and, if sip recke, with her free speech, (forgotten on so, am I, by the effectual working of bis Spirit in

the morrow, by herself,) of the stones rudely me, contributing my full share to its prosper. jostled from the sepulchre of buried griefs, into ity.” whose grave the world shall peer with unfeeling Close questions these, though none the less and upholy eyes.

requiring distinct reply, and that from all who Shall we not then guard well our words ? lest would bear the name of Christian; but I would their purpose be mistaken, and they prove as more especially bring them before the arrows to some unhealed wound, where we notice of some amongst us, and they are conshould rather pour the oil of kindness and of fined to do class, no order of education, who love

Deed to be practically reminded that they have "Ob! Kindly wordo!

as actual a part in this mattter as any member Angelic birds !"

of the community. I allude to those who, White-winged messengers, bearing to the heart owing to circumstances, to slenderer mental songs of praise and cbants of peace.

endowments, to timidity, to youth, to any of Poughkeepsie, 11th mo., 1867.

tbose manifold causes with which all are so familiar, seem to themselves of less account than

their brethren ; of such small account indeed, Hear not ill of a friend, nor speak any of an according to their own humble estimate of edemy.

their powers, that to be joined to the Head, and Believe not all you hear, nor report all you thereby to be assured of individual life, is all believe.

that they hope for, forgetting, or perhaps I The flowers of speech spring from the root ought rather to say, not daring to believe, that of the tongue.

what is true of the physical is true also of the Half the truth may be a lie, in the absence spiritual body, that every portion has its own of the other half.

function and measure of labour assigned to it He who would not bave more than he can specially, and that, failing its due performance, do to-morrow, must do all he can to day. other members must be overtasked, or, in many

As thresbing separates the corn from the cases, from simple necessity, the work be left chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.

wholly undone. Never consider a person unfeeling or hard. Such backwardness of apprehension is very hearted because he refuses what he cannot far from being peculiar to the Society of grant.

Friends; all Christian sects have more or less When there is love in the heart, there are to deplore it, though amongst us, owing to the rainbows in the eyes, covering black clouds with remarkable freedom of our Church arrange

ments, it seems still more grievous thao elseAsk yourself before speaking ill of any man, where. Yet, while we may earnestly deprecate

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the error, those who commit it claim the sym-faction, and its various points were being sum-
pathy of all who understand their position; and med up and dwelt upon in a manner which
dot sympathy alone, but that helping hand showed how geouine had been the impression
which, were it wisely extended to them, they produced, when the other friend, equally full of
would often in their turn be enabled to hold the opposite side of the subject, abruptly broke
forth to others. There are doubts and dis. in and exclaimed: “Yes, -no doubt it was ex.
couragements in their way, and difficulties, too, cellent; but what a sermon that was of --!
peculiar to themselves. Perhaps if they could Ab! that was the one! I never listened to
be convinced that their brethren at large have anything equal to it.”
their special trials also, the feeling of kinship Which of these two was right, or rather were
might do much to loosen the fetters that restrain they not both correct? We talk about small
them; if the habit of more general interchange gifts far too much, and too many of those to
of thought and religious experience were culti- whom they are entrusted sadly shrink from exer-
vated amongst our members; if they that fear cising them; and all the time, as was so clearly
the Lord, be they who they may, spoke more proved in the case just cited, they have as im-
feble knees, and hands hanging down, than portant and necessary a place in the spiritual
otten one to another,-there would be fewer economy as any other, even those which we
weaken us now: the effectual working in the term the largest. In the meeting I have re.
measure of every part would make an increase ferred to surely there was, to one at least of
of the body of which, under present conditions, those present, something that might well be
we can have but a faint idea.

compared to “ten thousand words in an un-
Probably of all divisions of labor in the known tongue;" phases of experience, doctrinal
Church, that relating to the ministry least needs distinctions, and even it may be actual language,
to be dwelt ou here. So strongly does our with which the listener was unacquainted, aud
teaching from childhood up inculcate a regard consequestly unimpressed; and it was left for
of what we hold to be a direct call to the office the utterer of the “five words," briedy and
of preacher, that I would hope that few allow simply given forth, to supply the need of one
secular considerations to turn them from what hungering soul, probably of many others simi-
they believe to be the path of duty; yet even lar to it, and thereby to minister effectually to
when obedience has been rendered, the weakness the increase of the body through edification.
of the flesh is so great, and there is such a con. Thus through the division of the word by the
stant temptation to forget that God never sets lips of more than one minister is a congreg ition-
Ilis children to useless work, that a word of en- al growth known.
couragement may not come amiss. Slight as Would it not be well for us more generally
the following incident is, it has so often recur- to make a point of avoiding the words large and
red to my mind with interest and instruction, small in connection with ministerial gifts ?
that I do not like to pass it by. “In the (The apostolic term “best” is no voucher for
Church I had rather speak five words with my such language; it refers to many differing
understanding, that by my voice I might teach qualifications, not to varying degrees of the one).
others also, than ten thousand words in an un. In some instances, doubtless, they may be
known tongue." This saying of the apostle's rightly, at least inoffensively, applied; but in
is so closely connected in idea with the occur. the majority of cases their effect is, may I not
rence, that I never recollect the one without say, confessedly injurious. Ought we pot
the other presenting itself also.

rather, knowing how easily we are led into
Two ministers, both travelling on Gospel ser. error even by our own words, to endeavour sim.
vice, paid a visit to one of our meetings, at the ply to receive what is sent us, gratefully
same time, though not in company. Their accepting that which we feel to be intended for
gifts were very different, and so were their us specially, and allowing our brethrer to take
po-itions in life; in everything, in fact, they their share also undisturbed ? There would
were uolike, save that both were humble, de- then be less of that uoreflecting criticism which
voted followers of the Master. It happened now too often diminishes the real effect of
that I was present on the occasion, and I recol- preaching on the bearer's soul, less of that
lect being much struck with the marked disposition to hold one messenger lightly in
dissimilarity in the style, and matter, and man. comparison with another, which we all, to a
ner of their discourses; and when, a few days larger or smaller extent, have so bitterly to de-
after, a conversation between two friends took plcre in ourselves and so often to combat in one
place regarding their visit in my hearing, I another.
received a lesson which I hope will never pass But I have said more on this part of my sub-
from my memory. The longer discourse, ject than I had intended : it is time to turn to
powerful and argumentative, and couched in the other divisions, some of them, too, of such
excellent language, as it had been, was referred vast importance, that any attempt at cate-
to by one of the speakers with the utmost satis- gorical examination is far beyond my intention.

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