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believer, selfishly desirous of monopolizing | in the Bible, they appear to be put to a to himself all the blessings of Heaven. The stand. But if they will go to the Mormon bishop has excommunicated the unknown Bible they will find it without doubt or sinner, processions with torches have can- | equivocation." Vassed the city, holy water has been lavishly

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absurdities that its adherents would only

become the ridicule and contempt of all reANOTHER SPURGEON.-A student recently flecting minds. But when we examine their from one of the Congregational Theological Book of Covenants, we find a complete code Colleges in England, by the name of Guin for bandits and cut throats. The position is ness, has commenced a career of preaching there taken that the Latter Day Saints are which commands attention, for the time, the only children of God. That the Father, hardly inferior to that of Spurgeon. While Son and Holy Ghost has willed to them, as he was in the Seminary, the dispute was rife | his children, all the property there is on which ended in the expulsion of Dr. David earth. That all laws, conferring property on son. He ardently took sides with Dr. Camp

or defending the property of others, are debell, against the new or “Negative Theology." priving them of their rights, and consequente As soon as he left the Seminary, his preach ly their execution ought to be resisted. As ing attracted large congregations. He passed God has given them the property of the over to Ireland, the land of his birth, where Gentiles, they have the right to take it wherehe was at once followed by immense crowds.

ever they can find it, and they have the right The Wesleyans repudiate him for his Calvin to take the life of any person who stands in istic doctrines. But he is now taken up by the way of their getting it.” the Presbyterians and Independents, and all Such are some of the doctrines which are classes flock to hear him. On some occasions confidently believed and practised by the he has had audiences of as many as six deluded followers of Brigham Young. Acting thousand persons. He has a musical voice out these, produce such fearful crimes as ever of great compass, his language is simple and and anon reach our ears, from their distant poetical, bis manner deeply earnest, and he home. draws multitudes of hearers who have not been accustomed to hear the gospel.

EMBLEMS.—"An emblem is an illustrative

picture, representing one thing to the eye, THE MORMONS.- We make the following and another to the understanding.” The extracts, from a recent letter to the Puritan precise period of their origin is unknown, Recorder, as especially interesting at the though they existed long before the time of present time. It unfolds, perhaps, some ideas our Saviour, as symbols of his coming were which are not universally known; and which given by the ancient Prophets; and the wriare now of special interest to us, since our ters of the Old Testament often beautifully attention has been, of late, so much directed employed them as representations of truth. towards these people.

It was a beautiful thought, thus to symbo“MESSRS. EditoRS:- If you will turn to lize the spiritual by the material, and in the your Greek Lexicon, you will find that Mor- simple act there seems to be strivings for the mon means some frightful humbug. Perhaps higher and holier. the best definition that would come to hand, Flowers are frequently used as emblems of would be the raw head and bloody bones of the Christian graces. The flowering almond our childish days. And it may yet become is an emblem of hope, and the amaranth of raw head and bloody flesh to many followers | immortality, the violet of humility and reof this fanaticism before it ends.

serve. Let us cultivate this lovely flower in If any person has bad patience to wade the garden of the Heart, and by teaching us through that silly thing called the Book of to think humbly of ourselves, it will make us Morinon, he must have noticed that Nephi, contented and happy. “It is the sweet or some other long eared animal, went into flower on whose breath our souls are enabled the water and ducked himself, and then to ascend to God, and whose petals, seemingducked his companion; and then they ducked | ly so frail and tender, have yet more power each other to their hearts' content. And thus to guard us from temptation and presumption, they gave to their successors an example of than an unsheathed sword." The lily is an immersion, and an intimation that this im emblem of innocence and purity. Happy he mersion might be repeated at the option of whose heart is also pure, for such an one the individual. When we tell our Baptist may claim connection with Heaven. But the friends that they cannot show us an un- | purer the color, the more difficult to preserve equivocal example of immersion, for baptism, it unspotted. Its beauty is spoiled by the

dhe obtained

slightest taint, and it must be touched with bark and burning the outside, is the same tothe greatest delicacy lest it retain the blem- 1 day as it was one thousand years ago, so that ish. Thus one thought, one word, may rob | altogether, we cannot say that we have done the mind of its purity.

very much with cork that has not been done The nicely adjusted scales of the balance before. It is quite time that we made a show even-handed justice, as in the adminis- start and discovered some new uses and tration of the affairs of man in the hands of appliances for this cheap and plentiful mathe Almighty.

terial. Among no people were emblems in more common use than among the Greeks and THE POPULATION OF VIENNA.- According to Romans. Wisdom and war were symbolized the last census return of the population of in the distaff and spear of Pallas ; literature Vienna, that capital contains 579,457 souls, and the fine arts in the person of Apollo, including 20,000 troops in garrison, 18,356 wreathed, and armed with a bow and quiver: foreigners, and 210,262 Austrians who are while the jovial Bacchus stood as the type not natives of Vienna. There are 444,161 and representation of those who drown sor- Roman Catholics, 10,494 Protestants of the row and care in the oblivion of the wine-cup. confession of Augsburg, 1,293 Calvinists, 170 With them, as with us, the olive-branch was Anglicans, 15,116 Jews, 954 members of the an emblem of peace, and while in the presence Greek Church, and 33 Musselmans. The of him who bore it, the wrongs and bitter capital contains 8,793 houses with 89,441 enmities of the past were forgotten.

suits of apartments. The utility of emblems consists principally in conveying to the mind a clearer idea of A KINDLY GREETING.- We are glad to see some important truth, than could be obtained the friendly notices with which some of our without them.

exchanges greet our monthly visits. These What language could give to us so clear a

kindly nods of recognition and warm grasps conception of moral purity as the spotless

of the hand are pleasing remembrances in the white of the lily, or what could be a more

life of a Journalist. We fully reciprocate beautiful illustration of humility, than the

their good wishes, and hope by a steady modest, half-lifted head of the humble violet

course of improvement to render ourselves from amidst the thick foliage where it thrives

still more worthy of their regard. The most luxuriantly?

Lutheran Observer in a recent notice asks of Amid the constantly occurring scenes of

the Journal, “ Why not add something to the life, a thoughtful mind finds emblems of

price of subscription, and enlarge it? We moral truths, wbich, if he would make

feel assured that its readers would not object teachers of wisdom, would promote his use

| to this, as they would certainly gain by it." fulness and happiness, both for the present

We hope the day may soon come when we and future.

shall not only be considerably enlarged and

improved, but also be a welcome visitor to ANCIENT USES OF CORK.—There are some every Lutheran family in the land. substances in the use of which we have not made much progress, partly from the fact that other materials have been discovered to AGENTS FOR THE HOME JOURNAL.-We have supply their place, and partly from the sub- , sometimes, of late, been asked whether we stance itself possessing such palpable pecu- have any agents at work. To avoid misunliarities that its earliest discoverers must have derstanding, we embrace this opportunity of seen at once for what it was most applicable. announcing that Mr. Jacob G. White has been This is the case with cork. The Romans and is still employed by us as a trareling used it as soles to put into their shoes, to agent. He has already visited numerous keep their feet warm and dry; and as there parts of our Church, and proved himself & were no high heels in those days, the ladies zealous and successful agent. We desire to used it to make them appear tall. Camillus commend him to the favorable regards of our swam the Tiber with the aid of a cork jacket, | people wherever he may go. His receipt will fishermen used it as floats to their nets, and he duly acknowledged by us. buoys to their anchors, and Pliny tell us that Several of our students at Gettysburg are it was employed as stoppers to vessels of all also employed upon the Journal. These are kinds. The old Spaniards lined the walls of we believe well known in the localities in the houses with cork, because it kept them which they labor, and hence require no warm and prevented dampness, and lastly, public notice upon our part. the Egyptians manufactured coffins of it, Our local agents of course continue to act which, being lined with a resinous composi- | as heretofore. The subscribers in their tion, preserved their dead from decay. The several neighborhoods will therefore conmethod employed in Portugal of cutting the tinue to pay to them as usual.

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Lutheran Home Journal.

JULY, 1858.

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SACRED POETS.

descended by four different lines from BY REV. M. SIEELEIGI.

Henry III. William was one of a family

of seven children, all of whom, excepting IV.

himself and a brother, died young. This WILLIAM COWPER.

brother, Rev. John Cowper, who mani* Forgive the song that falls so low

fested a brother's care during the poet's Beneath the gratitude I owe! It means Thy praise, however poor ;

first season of insanity, died in 1770, greatAn angel's song can do no more.” ly mourned by the survivor. Of the par

COWPER. ents, their mother died in 1737, and their THE hymnologists whose names have father in 1756. In proof both of our sub

1 thus far received notice in this series ject's tenderly affectionate nature and of of articles-Dr. Watts, the two Wesleys, his early appreciation of one of the best of Dr. Doddridge, and John Newton--were mothers, who was removed when he was all ministers of the Gospel. In turning only six years of age, it is sufficient only their attention to the preparation of devo- to refer to the deeply touching poem writtional songs, they were, moreover, all in- ten on receiving his mother's portrait, fluenced, in a great measure, by feeling the more than fifty years after her death, and want of good hymns, both in number and that too, at a time when laboring under variety. But we now come to one who the distresses of mental derangement. To was not a minister. It would have been the donor, Mrs. Bodham, his cousin, he pleasing to present the notice of this sub-wrote in acknowledgment, “ The world ject with that of John Newton, had not could not have furnished you with a prestheir lives each seemed to demand a sepa- ent so acceptable to me as the picture you rate article. They were “lovely and have so kindly sent me.” We cannot forpleasant in their lives," and it seemed as bear introducing here a few lines from though in their death they should not be this tribute to a mother's memory, one of divided.

the sweetest poems in the English lanWilliam Cowper, Esq., one of the purest guage; and most popular of the English poets, was

“Oh, that those lips had language! life has passed born at Berkhamstead, in Hertfordshire, with me but roughly since I heard thee last.

Those lips are thine-thy own sweet smiles I see,

The same that oft in childhood solaced me; Cowper family had occupied high posts

Voice only fails, else, how distinct they say, of honor. The father of our subject was "Grieve not, my child, chase all thy fears away!' the Rev. Dr. John Cowper, who was Rec- My mother! when I learned that thou wast dead, tor at the poet's birth-place, and had been

Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ?

Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Chaplain to George II. The mother had I Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ?

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