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Whittier, are thoroughly Christian the life beyond streams upon his in their best and loftiest verse. tomb. His verse will never stir the There is, however, a small school of heart of the world. Something more pessimistic poets who •seem to be robust, more courageous, more hopethoroughly pagan. We have before ful, is needed for that. Browning's us the collected poems of one of line, “God's in His heaven, all's this class, the late Philip Bourke well with the world,” Toplady's Marston,* a volume of over 400 pages
“ Rock of ages, cleft for me, with nearly 500 poems, which, for Let me hide myself in Thee," all the Christian sentiment they
Wesley's express, might just as well have been written by the Latin poets, Horace
" Jesus, lover of my soul, or Lucretius. Most of these poems
Let me to Thy bosom fly." are sonnets, exquisite in literary Even the “ bairn's hymn," form and finish, but without
"Now I lay me down to sleep, spiritually uplifting or inspiring
I pray the Lord my soul to keep," thought. A profound sadness, a pessimistic tone
a moral inspiration, are worth them all, like fair fruit covered with more than the whole volume of this mildew. This doubt finds expression wailing verse. in such utterances as the following:
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we clip from Dr. Talmage's paper, God and immortality of Plato and Cicero. No greatsoulstirring
equally well to ours, with this differ
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quantity from Jerusalem, which is pledged to train him in Christian limits even to these, and persons nurture and piety. His biographer, desiring the premium should remit Louise Chandler Moulton, says, “He is one whom throughout all his life together with ten cents extra to pay Religious and Missionary Intelligenee.
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connection with mailing, as promptly kinsfolk and best beloved stricken from his side, and he in
as possible. sorrow, and solitude, and blindness, "Cora Little, Williamsport, Pa., asks Was
the olive wood which you sent to subscribers and ill-health, was left to mourn out last year, really brought frm Palestine, and his short life. This may perhaps have you any of the slabs left? How can I get
one of them :') explain, but not excuse the ineffable sadness and despondency of his verse. “These beautiful olive slabs were brought There is no excuse for the pagan tone from Palestine. They were the sections of of his biography, and of the tributes
limbs that had been trimmed from the trees on
Olivet, and were carefully selected, cut and of his friends, Swinburne, Rosetti, polished by skilful worh men in Jerusalem, and and Morris, in which no light from sent to this country from tbe port of Joppa, via
England, and regularly entered at ihe Custom
House in New York. We still have a few pieces * Collected Poems of Philip Bourke Marston. left, and will send one tary subscriber desiring By LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON. London: Ward, it on receipt of twenty-five cents to cover Locke, Bowden & Co. With portrait. $2.65. duties, packing and postige."
BY THE REV. E. BARRASS, D.D.
WESLEYAN METHODIST. building several places of worship in
Hyderabad. The calamity excited Library by supplying probationers universal sympathy on behalf
bereaved families. for the ministry all the books which
A mission is established in connecthey may require for examination
tion with Wesley's Chapel, City purposes on easy terms. This will be a great boon, especially to those Road, London, in which six young
are being trained under the labouring on poor circuits.
Rer. Allan Rees. They are taught Rev. Thomas Champness has also undertaken to form a Ministers' theology in the forenoon, and during
the rest of the day, and the whole of Circulating Library, and will even pay the cost of sending the books to Five hundred families are regularly
Sabbath, engage in mission work. and fro. He has contrived the scheine
visited every week. in the interests of his brethren who
There is also a vigorous band of are not able to provide out of their small allowances such books as they Sunday afternoon for tea, and after
forty members which meets every would like to secure. Mr. Champness publishes a long list of the prayer together go into the streets, books which he proposes thus to
and by earnest invitation seek to
induce people to attend the evening circulate.
service. A brass band is pressed The Rev. Dr. J. B. Stephenson, into the service, and gives valuable ex-President, has been invited to become pastor of the Metropolitan
help in the open air meetings.
The Rev. Ē. T. Young, of York, Church, Washington, but has de
was recently offered the pastorate of clined. He is to be married to one of the deaconesses of the “Children's $4,000, but he nobly resolved to
a church in London, with a salary of Home."
abide with his own people. The Wesley Centenary Fund has been closed. There were expended of their Self-Denial Week, some Eng
As the Salvation Army make much in restoring City Road Chapel- now
lish Wesleyans want to observe a called Wesley's Chapel-$80,000,
similar week, as they believe that leaving a deficit of $20,000. An old gentleman in Wales, in his $200,000 or even $250,000 might
thus be raised. ninety-third year, still occupies the
Rev. J. Haigh, missionary in pulpit of a Wesleyan church on the
has secured a house which north coast. Three Methodists were lost on the deaconesses, who, after they have
he proposes to fill with sisters or Indian steamer Roumania, which was wrecked off the coast of Portugal. two and two as evangelists, pastors,
learned the language, will go forth They were the wife and child of the and teachers of the women and girls Rev. Wm. Burgess, going to join of the Mysore. the husband and father in India, and Mr. Malkin, on his way to join the
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Mission Band. Mrs. Burgess was the daughter of the Rev. John Hay, Dr. Hartzell states that the Church and was a lady of distinguished gifts, is established in every county of the and understood Telugu, Tamil, and United States except 585, nearly all Hindustani. She was the means of of which are in the South. There are 150 schools in the nation, and for Training Useful Men, is the forty-five are in the South. In the quaint title of the Methodist school schools there are 548 teachers and in Seoul. Both the English and Chin9,065 students. Of the students, ese languages are taught, the Chinese 277 are studying for the ministry. New Testament being one of the It is estimated that 500 negro chil- text books. Last year there were dren are born every twenty-four fifty-three students enrolled, all of hours. In seventy-tive years there whom either paid their way or earned will probably be 50,000,000 of them. it by writing in the Mission Press. There are 7,000 churches, 500,000 Bishop Warren' says of certain members, forty-five schools with materialistic investigators who deny 9,065 students.
God's presence and agency in the Chancellor Sims says, respecting universe: “They have abolished Syracuse University, that the endow- life, and brought death and imbecilment and property amount to $1,- ity to life through their science 780,000. There are fifty-one male falsely so-called.' and female teachers, about 700 The lectures recently delivered by students, besides post-graduates, and Bishop Warren on the English Bible every department is prosperous. At are to be published in book forin, a recent students' meeting, 150 gave with the title, “The One Book." their testimony for Christ. There is Bishop Thoburn is a true missionneeded 150 or 200 scholarships. ary bishop. One of his last acts
The Chinese Government has been before returning to India was to take so favourably impressed with the part in the consecration meeting at educational work the Methodist the Deaconess' Home, New York, missions are doing in Pekin, that it when five of the graduates were set has promised to give positions upon apart to deaconess work. He took the railways or in telegraph offices with him to India a number of these to all graduates at a fair salary, and consecrated
He further the privilege of keeping the Sabbath. stated that on his arrival he would All graduates from the medical meet 30,000 converts who were redepartment will receive appoint- cently worshipping idols, and would ments in the army or navy. To give thoroughly organize them for misan earnest of what will be done, a sionary work among their brethren. physician from the United States Within the next three months he was requested for the customs service hoped to appoint 200 native preachof Chung King, the very city from ers, and expected soon to report the which the missionaries were expelled conversion of 30,000 heathen to in 1886, and besides granting a Christianity. handsome salary, it was agreed that A gentleman, not a Methodist, he should spend all his spare time in offered to be responsible for the supmedical missionary work.
port of ten pastor-teachers at $30 Medical work is being carried on per month, if support could be in Seoul, Korea, with vigour. Last guaranteed for one hundred more. year there were in the hospital 5,000 Or, if only ten pledges for support patients, while 1,500 were at the are given, he will give $30 additional. Woman's Hospital, and 500 at the Colonel Bennett, of Philadelphia, two dispensaries, being a total of has given $25,000 to the Methodist 7,000. In six years 20,000 have Orphan Asylum in that city. He been treated. The average time a also gave the asylum $5,000 last patient spends in the hospital is year. fifteen days. One of the hospital The Woman's Missionary Society converts, during six weeks, read the also appropriated $300,000 to the Chinese New Testament through work under their care ; 13,000 girls four times, and the Old Testament are receiving Christian instruction ; twice. On his return home, he in- thirteen medical missionaries are structed his family and neighbours employed, and 35,000 women were in the Bible.
helped last year who would have The Pai Chai Hak Tang, or Hall been neglected.
The General Missionary Commit- which resulted from the overlapping tee, at its late annual meeting, found of Free churches in sparsely popusuch an advance of income that they lated districts. made appropriations amounting to The basis of agreement for union $1,314,050, being an advance of between the Methodist churches in $75,748.
Australia has been published. The A Methodist Deaconess Home is election, training, or trial of ministers to be erected at Wubu, in Central is to be dealt with by courts conChina. It is provided by a wealthy sisting of ministers alone. No laylady in Illinois.
man is to have a voice in these
matters. There is to be a LegisMETHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH lative Conference once in three years.
THE METHODIST CHURCH.
Rev. Dr. A. Sutherland laboured increase. Foreign, domestic, and Woman's Board, the aggregate is Nova Scotia in the interests of the
most of the month of November in $525,000. Debt reduced $39,000. Six years ago the Board had in the Missionary Society. In one of his foreign field twenty-two missionaries speeches he stated that since the
establishment of Methodist missions and their wives, and now it has a total force of ninety-nine.
in Quebec, probably 65,000 converts
had left the Province on account of The increase in Japan has been especially encouraging. The mission embraced the Protestant faith, they
persecution, for as soon as they was opened six years ago, and now there is a membership of 805, a
were boycotted by their former coConference of twelve missionaries kindred and friends.
* We talk and five native teachers, five church about religious freedom ; but,” said buildings, valued at $5,200 ; two the Doctor, “there is more religious fine institutions of learning, valued toleration in Japan and China than at $40,000, besides numerous day there is in Quebec to-day.” schools, and thirty-eight Sabbathschools, with 1,535 scholars and the oldest ministers in the active
Rev. W. S. Griffin, D.D., one of seventy-one teachers. The Church now has forty-two treasurer of the Superannuation and
work, has been appointed clerical annual Conferences, three missions General Conference Funds; and Rev. abroad, 1,200,376 members, and w. Briggs, D.D., and Mr. R. Brown 15,617 organizations. The church have been appointed members of the property is valued at $18,775,362. The net increase in membership last Superannuation Board.
The next General Conference is to year was 48,201.
be held at London, September, 1894. PRIMITIVE METHODIST.
Mr. H. A. Massey has added to
his many other generous donations During the last fifteen years twenty one of $20,000 to the Wesleyan new churches have been built in College, Winnipeg: East London. Such a record is an We are always glad to record the answer to those who say the Salva- doings of our Methodist women, tion Army is doing the work of the whose noble efforts have accomPrimitive Methodists.
plished so much in the missionary Several of the ministers of this enterprise. Recently a convention Church took part in the Free Church was held in the Metropolitan Church, Congress recently held at Manches- Toronto, under the auspices of the ter. Rev. J. Travis, President of Woman's Missionary Society, the Conference, presided at one session, object of which was to increase the and raised great applause by saying interest in the work of the Society. that he hoped one practical outcome A number of excellent papers were of the Congress would be the preven- read, and great interest was felt. tion of the foolish waste of energy Miss Whitefield, who has been five
years one of Bishop Taylor's mis- Rev. D. Tuton was fifty-five years sionaries in Africa, was present, and in the Primitive Methodist ministry, gave an interesting account of her thirteen of which he was on the superlabours in Liberia, where there are annuated list. Some of his circuits twenty-six stations, fire of which are were the scenes of extensive revivals. manned by coloured people.
He turned many to righteousness, and was never so happy as when he
witnessed the conversion of sinners. RECENT DEATHS.
Mr. Joshua Dawson was one of the Bishop W. H. Miles, who died November 14th, was the senior
most successful lay evangelists in the
He was a native Bishop of the coloured Methodist north of England. Episcopal Church in America. Bis- of Weardale, where “the people hop Miles was the organizer of his called Methodists” are numbered by church, and had been in the Episco- boy, and was known as the “* washer
thousands. Mr. Dawson was a poor pacy twenty-two years.
He was a man of great heroism, and died in lad,” who became a lead miner, and the fortieth year of his ministry.
finally was at the head of a flourishing business.
For several years he Rev. J. Jackson Wray was a well- devoted much time to evangelistic known minister in England, first as work. There are few towns a Wesleyan and latterly as a Congre- villages in the north of England in gationalist. For some years he was which he was not known and honà missionary in Sierra Leone, where oured. He was a true Methodist, he suffered much family affliction and died in the harness. One of his While in London, he became pastor daughters was a missionary in China, of Whitefield's Old Tabernacle. Of and the other the wife of Evangelist necessity the sanctuary had to be Cook. rebuilt, which required $100,000. With a view to raise this amount, As this magazine goes to press, we he travelled extensively and laboured hear of the death of the Rev. hard. Under this arduous task his Robert Hewitt, a venerable minister health gave way, and finally the of the Irish Methodist Conference. Master called him home in November He had reached the good old age of last. Mr. Wray was also an author eighty-five years. He died at of more than twenty works, some Brighton, Ontario, after a few days' of which had an extensive sale. He illness. He was a man of sweet and left several others ready for the saintly spirit, a very Nathanael, “an press, which shows that he must Israelite indeed in whom was have been a man of plodding in- guile." He was greatly beloved by dustry.
all who knew him. Rev. Michael Clarke. This be- We regret to learn on the eve of loved minister an esteemed going to press the death of the Rev. friend of the present writer. We George Boyd, pastor of the Queen's laboured together on circuit work in Avenue Church, London. His last England, until both were called to illness endured for a month and was the colonies. For nearly fifty years very painful. Unable to speak, while he laboured in England and Aus- friends sang a hymn round his bed, tralia. As a minister, he possessed the dying man was only able to beat talents far above the average. His time with his hand. Brother Boyd kind disposition, strong
was born in Sterlingshire, Scotland. sense, and manly conduct helped In 1872 he went to Newfoundland him greatly amid many perplexities. and laboured in that rugged field for He often testified to the power of eighteen years, oocupying its most saving grace, which enabled him to important positions. Two years ago triumph in Jordan's flood. Adieu, he came to London, and laboured beloved brother. We hope to meet with great acceptance, devotion and you in the glory land,