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hofen, a youth of fervent piety, with whom he it was as yet but little known. This institution,
shared a little chamber and bed. Here Thomas as being in Florentius's estimation the most
occupied himself in copying and reading the eligible, he recommended to Thomas's choice,
Holy Scriptures, taking part also unremittingly and gave him a letter of introduction to the
in the religious exercises of the family. What prior. Thomas was kindly received, duly in-
he earned by writing, he put into the common stalled there at first for five years as a novitiate,
fund; and when it fell below what was needful and afterwards as a priest, and spent the rest of
for his support, the lack was supplied by the his long and quiet life within its cloisters.
generosity of Florentius. The pious example We must now contemplate Thomas Hamerken
of his young friend Arnold deeply impressed as a monk, for that he truly was during about
him. Arnold would rise every morning exactly seventy years of his life. Yet his monastic
at four o'clock, and after a short prayer at his habit appears as if it had ever been covered by
bedside, quickly dressed himself and hastened the genial warmth of a truly Christian spirit.
to the place of worship, where, at all the exer- How far it was wise in him to make the choice
cises, he was the first to come and the last to of this mode of life, we may certainly have
depart. Besides, he frequently withdrew to doubts. But we must take into consideration
some solitary place, in order to devote himself the tendencies of the age, and the almost uni-
unobserved to prayer and meditation. Thomas versal practice at that time for religious persons
sometimes accidentally became a witness of to seeķ refuge in such institutions, though often
these outpourings of his friend's heart. He a fallacious one, from the pollutions, temptations,
says, in his biography of Arnold, "I found and dangers of the world around them.
myse'f op such occasions kindled by his zeal to

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prayer, and wished to experience, were it only

A soul conversant with virtue resembles a sometimes, a devotion like that which he seemed fountain ; for it is clear, and gentle, and sweet,

. prayer at all wonderful, considering that where and communicative, and rich, and harmless, and

innocent. soever he went or staid, he was most diligent in keeping his heart and mouth.” Arnold expressing once to him his earnest wish to learn FRIENDS' MEETING AT ORANGE, ESSEX CO., quickly and well the art of neat writing, so usefully applied by the Brethren, Thomas It may be interesting to Frieods generally thought within himself, “ Ah, willingly would to know that a meeting for worship, to be held I also learn to write, did I but first know how after the manner of Friends, on First-day mornto make myself better. But,” adds he respecting, at 10o'clock, has been recently estab. ing his friend, “ he obtained special grace from lished in this beautiful and romantic neighborGod, which made him skilful in every good hood. Orange holds very much the same work." Thomas evidently looked upon him as relation to the city of New York that Germanfar more advanced in the spiritual life than town does to Philadelphia. It is about five himself.

miles long, running west from the city of NewHe thus spent seven happy years, industri- ark, consisting mostly of one long street, being ously engaged in prosecuting his studies and built up all the way, more or less, from Newark, transcribing religious books, in the school and with handsome cottage residences of gentlemen, Brother House at Deventer. He was probably many of whom do business in New York, about completing the twenty-first year of his Near the end of this long street, or avenue, a age, when one day Florentius called him to him few Friends have hired a room in what is known at the close of the religious exercises, and ad- as “ The Library Buildings,” and hold a meetdressed bim seriously on the importance of the ing for worship, generally in silence, which, choice which he inust now look towards making, though within hearing of the organ of a of an avocation for life. It seems that having i large Presbyterian church, has its owo peculiar often observed Thomas's pious disposition, he attractions. The writer has twice attended this was inclined to promote his entering into some meeting. At each time about fourteen persons monastic order; and Thomas, who had un were gathered, forming a pleasant little company, bounded confidence in his master's judgment, of which were several young men and women. finding it to accord with his own inclination One of the originators of this little meeting towards a quiet contemplative religious life, at is a young man, son of S. B., a valued friend, once acceded to his advice. The Brethren of now deceased, late a member of Race street the Common Lot had been instrumental in Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia. For a long founding a monastery which they called the time he and his friend G. C. not being willing, Monastery of St. Agnes, by the Dutch since like too many of our members, to coalesce with kuown as Berg Clooster, situated on a pleasant other church organizations, when their lot bas and healthy elevation near the town of Zwoll. been cast where there was no Friends' meeting, Recently erected, and with but slender means, 'were in the practice of gathering their 'a wilies

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at the residence of the latter, on First-day enough to undertake and carry out such tremornings, sitting in silence or reading the mendous works. There are roads here in SwitzScriptures. S. B. writes, "We seldom had any erland that would put to the blush any con10 sit with us, the neighbors feeling a delicacy structions I have ever seen in America; they Jest they would intrude upon our privacy. Our must have cost a vast amount in labor and in meetings were very satisfactory, and we were money: After stopping at Hasen for dinner, reluctant to make a change; but finding there we enjoyed the refreshing contrast of a drive were those around us who desired to meet with through a lovely fertile valley, where the last us if a public meeting could be established, we baymaking of the season was busily going foradopted the plan we are now pursuing." ward, and men, women and children were en

An interestiug incident occurred at the last gaged in mowing, raking and gathering the frameeting I attended. A woman asked permission grant freight into enormous cloths, wbich they to say a few words, and no objection being tie up and carry on their backs into the barns. made, she told us that she was from Illinois It seems to me that in domestic labor horses and was formerly of the Baptist persuasion, and are almost superfluous here, and will be while at one time thought that all true religion was there are comen enough to supply their places, in that organization ; but now she feit differ- is indeed the name of woman can be applied to ently, and saw the folly of great and fine those poor, dirty, bard-featured, bowed-down, churches. She believed the Friends were right; worn-out looking animals which represent the and she was grateful for the privilege of sitting female, though certainly not the fairer part of

I thought her a tender spirited creation, in this benighted country. At Hioswoman who was under exercise, and was looking penthal we found a large and very comfortable toward Friends for that true, inward peace that hotel, at the entrance to what appeared at a she has failed to find elsewhere.

distance a pretty and picturesque village, but It is refreshing and encouraging to meet in a stroll up the main street, we discovered it occasionally, as in this instance and in the to be as filthy as it was picturesque; and it was weeting established in Chicago, young men bard to believe that in its dingy and miserable who are unwilling to part with their precious cabins, looking like exaggerated pig-sties, any birthright, and who, appreciating our testimo. human creatures could find a “home;" and yet nies, have courage and strength enough to stand out of one of these very cabins there came a firm in their support. I trust the example of man of respectable and intelligent appearance, these will stimulate others who inay be simi- who, finding we were consulting about the road larly situated to go and do likewise.

or direction we were to take, joined us, and, in How many are there wandering up and down very good English, gave us several items of imin the land, as sheep without a shepherd, and portant information. Those who have been anong who are as it were “ upon the mountains of our beautiful, bright New England villages, can Gilboa, where there is neither dew nor rain, scarcely imagine how anything, bearing the nor fields of offering.” Many such, I believe, same name, can be so utterly different. The would come to us if we would but be faithful, people who live on these magnificent mountainand erect our altars, where even the two or three sides build their bouses in the roughest possi. are to be found prepared to worship the Father ble manner of larch wood, which very soon in spirit and in truth. R. E. EVANS. turns almost black from exposure to the weather;

and as the windows are few and small, and the NOTES OF FOREIGN TRAVEL, FROM PRIVATE chimney generally represented by a mere oped.

ing in the roof, their appearance is dreary and

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gether almost as closely as in a city, or only SWITZERLAND, 9ih mo., 1866. separated by a mud-puddle or a dung-hill foro The sun shone brightly on our departure from the external picture of these Alpine hamletsthe beautiful lake Lucerne, in an open carriage, and as far as we could observe through the open for our drive to Hospenthal. The road was doors, their inner life cannot be much more excellent and the route magnificent, passing cheerful. Our journey on the morrow was through a very wild and rugged country, con designated on the programme as tending toward stavily ascending and always in sight of the the Rhode glacier and across the Furca Pass. Reuss, whose turbulent waters rushed past us We were off in our carriage about eight o'clock. in an unceasing series of rapids, making a de. The morning was very fine, and we had a scent of several thousand feet, in the course of splendid drive among the mountain peaks, with a few hours' drive. We crossed this brawling snow all around us, and frequently lying in torrent eight different times; the last bridge, heaps along the road-side, and reached the gla. called the Devil's Bridge, spads a chasm fearful cier by one o'clock, or I should say the inn, for to contemplate, and we cannot help wondering we had been wiuding down the mountains, in how any could ever be found with nerves strong full view of this magnificent object for three

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quarters of an hour; and I assure thee the were so fresh that, after resting an hour and a Grindelwald glacier, over which we had so balf and eating their lunch, they commenced amusing a scramble, had to hide its diminished the descent, and were again at the hotel by head, as we gazed at this, the greatest almost seven o'clock. R. said some parts of the route of its kind in all Switzerland. I can never looked at first impracticable, and crevasses of cease to marvel, in looking at them, that those unknown depth and a fearful width had to be enormous bodies of ice should continue appar- crossed, but their guides were thoroughly deently as firm and cold as ever, through all the pendable, and they were all four tied together long warm days of summer; and another won with a good strong rope, so that they bad not der that presents itself is the fact, that the even a tremulous feeling. At the Grand Mulets Rhone owes its origin entirely to the melting they saw a record made a few days before by of this very glacier under the surface, whence one of our friends, who had been to the summit we saw it issuing is a large and rapid stream. of Mont Blanc. The record ended thus, “ TakAfter dining at the Glacier Inn, we took a driveing into cousideration the liability to serious of two hours through a desolate country to annoyance and danger attending this trip, and Münster, arriving there in time for a view of the small chance for a view, the ascent of Mont the surrounding soow peaks by the light of the Blanc is registered as one of the most foolishly setting sun. Our next day's drive was aloog spent days of my life.” the valley of the Rhone, part of it wild and During one of our walks we saw some women desolate in the extreme, and part of it grand breaking flax and hemp. It was a new sight and beautiful, but not so fertile and cultivated to me. T'he women at every little homestead ae I had imagined it. We noticed in coming are busy preparing the winter spioning. They further south a peculiar kiud of vegetation, are always at work, and generally knitting as covering the rocks and mountain sides, and they walk. Their only rest or recreation appears clothing them with a rich, warm crimson and to be attending mass. They are very courteous, orange coloring that was exquisitely lovely, and always give us a pleasant “bon jour,” as “ bathing all things in beauty." By five o'clock we pass them. I have often counted vive or we were at Visp, a dreary-looking village which ten families in sight at once all down on their was desolated by an earthquake in 1855, and knees on the earth getting out their potatoes. has not yet recovered from its effects.

The parties generally consist of women and CHAMOUNI, 10tb mo., 1866. children, rarely any able-bodied men among One of our excursions since being here was them, but often the old grandfather and grandto the Col de Balme-a high ridge or Scheideck mother, bent, and withered, and decrepit, between two chains of mountains. We first owing to the severe and constant toil they drove for an hour to the village of Argentine ; | have probably been enduring since they were then took mules, and were on the summit by large enough to carry a basket strapped to their two o'clock. We had a beautiful view of the backs. We have seen children, certainly not valley of the Rhone and of Chamoudi, but more than six years old, carrying heavy loads Mont Blanc and the other snow.peaks were in that way. The winters here rust be inalmost entirely concealed by light fleecy clouds, tensely dreary and bleak. This morning, it was which, toward evening, grew darker and hea just ten o'clock when the sunshine first reached vier.

I must now tell thee of the the valley—the mountains are so enormously greatest and most successful trip of the season. high on both sides. The storms and avalanches R. has been up to the Grand Mulets, half way are very destructive, and we might suppose to the summit of Mont Blanc. It was arranged there were few inducements for persons to live that R., J. and I should set out at seven o'clock here. I should think they would joyfully hail yesterday morning, on mules, for the Pierre the approach of spring. One of the women told Poiotue, whence they, with two guides and a me they always kept their spinning for winter porteur carrying warin covering and provisions, work, because the snow was too deep for them should proceed on foot, while I returned with to go out. What wretched times they must the mules and the other man. Every thing was have in their disinal cabins, where, so far as I carried out “to the letter.” The morning was can see, there is not the first appearance of debrigiit and lovely, and we arrived at Pierre cent comforts. In the sunny clime of Italy, Pointue before ten o'clock, and after taking a the poor people can live in the open air all wincup of warm coffee, I saw them depart, not, Iter, and they are apparently so ignorant of what must acknowledge, without sending with them we would consider necessary home-arrangemany an anxious thought. I then turned to ments, that the want does not affect them. walk back after the ihree mules and their driver, Here, however, the people are not povertyand reached the hotel in time to have a good stricken, most of them being small proprietors, view of my two friends and their guides through and it is really wonderful that they can content the telescope just before they had attained the themselves year after year in such ways of liv. Grand Mulets, at one o'clock. The travellers ling. In one of our walks along the high road

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we met a gentleman on a mule, and by his side their different views are given in the spirit of was walking a peasant woman with a long stick, brotherly kindness and charity, we think no with which to goad the mule on to activity. haru can arise—but the result may be to ex. They passed on--so did we; and on our return we again saw the woman astride of the mule pand the understanding and dispel prejudice. and on a full trot. She recognized us, remarked In scanning error, Truth may be more fully on our long stay in the place, and then wished comprehended and embraced. The man who us " bon jour," and trotted off as independently habitually makes Truth the guide of his life, as an Arab on his camel.

becomes gifted with a superior wisdom, and is (To be continued.)

not likely to err upon matters of vital importFRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER. ance; but even he should be watchful, that he

presumes not upon previous knowledge, and PHILADELPHIA, FIRST MONTH 4, 1868. that he keeps his miod open to the teachings of

the hour. “I have many things to say unto ANOTHER YEAR.-As we enter the New you, but ye cannot bear them now," may equally Year, we have naturally been led not only to ex- apply to the disciples of Christ at the present amine the records of the past, but to look forward day, as when uttered by the blessed Jesus to to the duties which, as Editors, will continue to his immediate followers. Who then shall limit devolve upon us. These are impoçtant, and can the unfoldings of Christian light and knowlonly be discharged with satisfaction to ourselves edge. as we conscientiously keep in view the object of We consider it essential for the health and our labor. We feel this emphatically to be, to growth of a religious body that its members advance the testimonies of Truth as held by should possess the freedom which the Truth Friends, to furnish nutriment which will gives; and this is the liberty which we would strengthen the mental powers, and cherish a accord to all, with the desire that in its use it desire for good.

may not be abused. The love of goodness only becomes real by doing good. The mere admiration of duty, SOCIETY CARE. - Another word of encour without an effort for its accomplishment, will agement comes to us in a private letter from but resolve itself into cantor unmeaning one of our Friends in the West, showing the phrases. As the love of the Father is per steady increase of concern for the advancement fected by keeping His commandments, so the of our young members in the knowledge of secret of the Lord is with them that fear Hiin. those Testinuonies we feel called to bear; and To the pure heart, more than to the merely clear also showing that Friends there are engaged, as intellect, is given the knowledge of the Heavenly in some Meetings they are here, in makin ag Kingdom. Jesus testified that his judgment general visit to their members. The object of was just, because he sought not his own will, this visit is explained in the letter from our but the will of the Father who sent Him. He Friend. She says, “In our last Monthly Meet. also said, he that doeth His will shall know of ing a Standing Committee of women Friends my doctrine.

was appointed to visit all the female members, We bring into view the Source of wisdom, also those who, though not members, are in the in order that we ourselves may not only be practice of attending our meetings. All are to benefited by it, but to encourage all to seek the be included in this visit—the rich and poor, the same inexhaustible Fountain. In the continued sick and well, the joyful and sorrowing--that we evidences furnished us, of an awakening in may become better acquainted with each other, various parts of our heritage to a sens eof a and that our interest in and sympathy for one Blumbering condition and the need of arous- another may be increased. I hope good will ing from it, we have felt it right to open our result to both visitors and visited. We also columns to an expression of this feeling by the meet one evening in each week and read Scripsincere and honest seekers after Truth. These ture, converse on the subjects brought up, and vary in judgment as to the causes of defects, examine the ground upon which the testimonies and as to the remedial means; but so long as and doctrines held by Friends rest. Our First

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day schools are progressing nicely, and we en. FRIENDS' PUBLICATION ASSOCIATION.

The Executive Committee will meet on Sixth-day joy them."

afternoon, First month 3d, 1868, at 3 o'clock.

Lydia II. IIall, Cerk.
MARRIED, on the 16th of Fourth month, 1867, in
Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pr., by Friends'

ceremony, at the house of John Way, David MATTERN

The Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia to Mary M. WAY, daughter of John and Mary Way. has changed ihe bour of meeting to 10 o'clock on

-, on the 5th of Twelfth month, 1867, with the First-day and Fourth-day mornings at Ruce Street approbation of the Monthly Meeting of New York, Meeting-house, and at the indulged meeting at West at the residence of Charles M. Carpenter, Brooklyn, Philadelphia on First-day morning, until the 1st Henry T. WILLETS, of Manbaseet, Long Island, to of Fourth month next. Sopela UNDERHILL, of the former place.

APPEAL FOR AID. Died, on the 24th of Tenth month, 1867, at his The Home for aged and infirm colored persons, residence in Half Moon Township, Centre County, No. 340 South Front Street, has an exbausted treasPa., Robert Way, in the 79th year of his age, an ury, and an appeal is now made to Friends and Elder and member of Centre Montbly and Particular oibers interested in this charity to forward their Meetings. He was a consistent member, much be- contributions to the Treasurer, loved by all who knew him.

Sam'u R. Supley, 111 South Fourth,
on the evening of the 17th of Twelfth month, or to DILLWYN PARRISH, 1017 Cherry,
MARY BUNTING, daughter of Pbilip S. and Belen

STEPHEN Suite, 921 Lombard,
Mary Justice, in her 24th year.

M. BALDERSTON, 902 Spring Garden,
on the morning of the 3d ult., in Schuylkill or any other of the managers.
Township, Chester Co., P., Roland Montour PEART, The annual meeting of the contributors will be
aged 28 years.

held on Fiftb-day evening next, First month 9ih, at on the 19th of Twelfth month, 1867, Mary, 8 o'clock, in Liberty Hall, Lombard above Seventh, wife of Ephraim Gardner, in the seventy-sixth year to which all are invited. of her age; a member and Elder of Baltimore Particular and Monthly Meetings.

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the In the death of this our dear friend, we feel that bridge over which he must pass himself: for we have met with a sad bereavement, and that a void has been made in our midst not easily filled. every man has need to be forgiven.-- llerbert. Being impre: sed in early life with the necessity of living not only in unity with her friends, but in

From Friends' Quarterly Examiner.
union and communion with her Creator, she sought

His help, and was thereby qualified to perform all

“ Language is fossil history.” So say the
the duties of life, as wife, mother, friend and neigh-
bor. She was constant in attending meetings, and explorers of the field of philosophy mapped out
encouraged all, hy her example and precept, not to for us in the bygone ages. Is not this asser-
neglect that important duty: Her judgment bring tion true also in relation to places and spots
clear and abounding in the love of Truth, qualified named after historical events ? But for these
ber for toe important stations of Overseer and Elder, names, so indelibly attached, the history would
which she filled with satisfaction and comfort to her
friends. We feel, in looking over her long and use-

be often almost forgotten, and the spot remain fal life, that she might have adopted the langnage unnoticed. Language is in this sense an allof the apostle, “ I have fought the good fight, I have pervading photographer, fixing the lights and finished my course and kept the faith ; benceforth shades of history upon mountain and valley, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."


fields and ruined walls. Runnymede or Her genile spirit has passed to the realms of eternal Waterloo, Kenilworth or Carisbrook, are, to a bliss and joined the innumerable company that surround the throne of God.

H. vast mass of persons, clearer evidence of the BALTIMORE, Twelfth mo. 23d, 1867.

scenes once enacted around them than that

which musty books or unlocalized tradition can LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.

supply. Why, I have seen the very spot The Committee of Management will meet on Fourtb. where it happened,” is, in effect, the summary day evening, First month 8th, at 8 o'clock, in the proof often given concerning the truth of hisLibrary Room. Jacob M. Eulis, Clerk.

torical incidents. Nay, I have known people FRIENDS' FUEL ASSOCIATION FOR THE POOR. insist on the truth of that beautiful allegory of

- the old man's home.” because they had seen Stated meeting on Seventh-day evening next, First month 4th, 1868, at 8 o'clock. Final action the pathway down which the wanderer strayed, on the proposed charter.

and had rested upon the very style at BonJos. M. TRUMAN, JR., Clerk. church upon which he sat. Such were the ideas passing through my


as, leaving the departiog ship on her voyage to Conferences will be held at Race Street Meeting the stormy Cape, I saw the words “ Canute house on the 8th, and Green St. on the 9th inst. A

Castle" inscribed upon a somewhat pretentiousgeneral invitation is extended.

looking building facing the entrance to the FRIENDS' SOCIAL LYCEUM.

Southampton Duck gates. The words at once First month 7th, 1868, Lecture by Dr. J. Gibbons recalled to me the legend of the great Canute Hunt, illustrated by views from the Stereopticon. rebuking his courtiers, which tradition says oc

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