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he be no my broder.' Then he is an uncle,
BEAUTIFUL EXTRACT. or some other relation ?' 'No, massa, he ber
or saw a temple reared by the hands of
say no of my kindred at all, nor even my friend.'
1 men, standing with high pinnacles in " Then,' asked the master, ' on what occasion
the distant plains. The storms beat upon it does he excite yourinterest ? “He my enemy,
- the God of nature hurled his thunderbolts massa,' replied the slave; "he sold me to the
against it--and yet it stood firm as adamant. slave-dealer, and my Bible tell me when my
Revelry was in its halls—the bappy, the young enemy hunger, feed him; and when he thirst,
and the beautiful were there. I returned, give him drink, for in so doing, I shall heap
and the temple was no more! its high walls coals of fire on his head.'”
lay in scattered ruins; moss and wild grass
grew wildly there, and the midnight hour, AN INDIAN BOY.
the owl's cry, added to the deep solitude-the A MISSIONARY in India, passing one day young, and the gay who had revelled there A through the school-room, observed a passed away. little boy engaged in prayer, and overheard | “I saw a child rejoicing in his youth, the him saying, “O Lord Jesus, I thank thee for idol of his mother, and the pride of his father. sending big ship into my country, and wicked I returned, and the child had become old. men to steal me and bring me here, that I Trembling with the weight of years, he stood might hear about thee; and now, Lord Jesus, the last of his generation-a stranger amidst I have one great favor to ask thee. Please the desolation around him. to send wicked men with another big ship, “I saw the old oak stand in all its pride on and let them catch my father, and my mother, the mountain, the birds were carolling on its and bring them to this country, that they may boughs. I returned, the oak was leafless, the hear the missionaries preach, and love thee.” winds were playing at their pastime through
The missionary, in a few days after, saw | its branches. him standing on the sea-shore, looking very *** Who is the destroyer ?' said I to my intently as the ships came in.
guardian angel. “What are you looking at, Tom ?"
" It is Time,' said he, when the morning “I am looking to see if Jesus Christ an- stars sang together with joy, over the new swers my prayer.”
world, he commenced his course; and when For two years he was seen, day after day, he shall have destroyed all that is beautiful watching the arrival of every ship. One day, of the earth, plucked the sun from its sphere, as the missionary was viewing him, he ob- veiled the moon in blood, yea, when he shall served him capering about, and exhibiting have rolled the heavens away as a scroll, then the liveliest joy.
shall an angel from the throne of God come "Well, Tom, what occasions so much joy?” forth, and with one foot upon the sea, and
“ Oh, Jesus Christ answers prayer. Father one on the land, lift up his hand toward heaand mother came in that ship.”
ven, and swear by Heaven's Eternal — Time This was actually the case.
is, time was, but time shall be no longer.'”
SUNDAY AND LORD's Day.—These were the
EARLY DEATH A PLEDGE OF LIFE. only names, in English, for the first day of the week, before the existence of Puritanism. | TN a sketch of the life of Rev. John HumThe former expression was used by our Saxon I phrey, son of Rev. Dr. Heman Humphrey, ancestors, with all Teutonic nations. The whose useful and promising ministry was latter was adopted from the Christian form of suddenly terminated at the age of 38 years, Southern Europe. Saturday, in Italian, still Dr. Budington says: retains the name of Sabbato. The word for “It was a triumph so noble and beautiful Sunday, in Russia, means resurrection, “iden- that perhaps the exhibition of it is one of the tifying the day, as the Southern nations do, compensations which the loving God, in whose though more significantly, with the great tri- sight the death of His saints is precious, has umph of Christian faith."--Notes and Queries. ordained for such bereavements. It is a good thing and blessed to die such a death ; per- | another and higher sphere into which the haps greater and more blessed to us, the sur-emancipated spirit shall rise. Apt as we are, vivors, than even the life it intercepts. A from our earthly stand-point, to exclaim, broken pillar is sometimes more suggestive Alas! when such a one dies, yet death coming of instruction, and appeals more eloquently in like a sudden eclipse, and hiding the light to the heart, than a structure completed. of a full-orbed and rising mind, has something Enough exists to show the beauty of the ar- more hopeful about it than when it follows tist's conception; and enough is wanting to the decrepitude of age: we feel that death is make necessary a future in which that con- only an eclipse - that the character which ception sball develop itself. Such a death is began its development here is expanding elseinstinct with immortality; it evidently con- where, and the work thus intercepted is still fines its ruin to the body, and prophesies of going on.”
THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE. By E. man at noontide to see the same freshness C. GASKELL. In two volumes. New York: over the earth as when it lay under the dewy D. Appleton & Co.
dawn. One of the peculiar charms in this
author is her real, honest sympathy with na. This biography of Currer Bell, by Mrs. Gas- |
So I ture's beauty. Uncalled for, and to her unkell, is one of intense interest and permanent cons
consciously, at the smile of sympathy, the value. The name of Currer Bell is associated
flowers and dew-drops come to soften and in our minds with those of her two sisters,
adorn her page. Her style is genuinely and Emily and Anne, known in the literary world nobly English with a clearness, force, honesty. as Ellis and Acton Bell. The three were the
that is worthy of study. You are at a loss to daughters of a clergyman of the Church of
account for the charm which breathes around, England, who still survives his wife and all filling the air as with the fragrance of roses his children. Genius, as has not unfrequently
afrequently after a shower. Allied with this power of happened, was, in the case of the three sis
So I original and loving observation of nature, her ters, associated with the seeds of fatal disease.
ase. I imaginative faculty was altogether new and Emily Bronte, author of Wuthering Heights,
ents, | remarkable. The peculiar strength of Currer was, unquestionably, one of the most extra
Bell, as a novelist, is the delineation of one ordinary women that ever lived; indeed, her
relentless and tyrannizing passion. We may genius seemed of richer promise than that of
compress all we have to say into one critique her gifted sister, Charlotte. Whilst Wuther
on the writings of Currer Bell, when we say ing Heights contains evidence of transcendant
anscendant that their central doctrine for the reconstitugenius, stores of exuberant mental wealth, wetion of sacred ethics, their own remedy for could never recommend its perusal to a youth
the cure of social ills, is the permission of ful friend. It belongs to the horror school of
free play to the passion of love, and the abofiction, and is involved in its unequivocal con- lition of its counterfeits. We must say, that, demnation. Works of Edgar Poe, and this of
with all that is stirring and healthful in her Wuthering Heights, tend to blunt, to brutal
works, the region in which her characters ize, and to enervate the mind. "Its beauty
move is not the highest and purest. The is allied to that wild loveliness which may
truth she proclaims is one-sided-her scheme gleam on the hectic cheek, or move while it
of life is too narrow. startles, as we listen to maniac ravings."
But we have transcended our usual limits, But this biography is of Currer Bell. It is
and conclude by saying, that those fond of the nature of that mystic thing called genius
biography, at once novel, exciting, and into be, in a peculiar sense, unexampled and
structive, will find all these elements of atalone. It is justly said that every effect of
traction in this admirable work of Mrs. Gaskell. nature is solitary. Each star has its own twinkle, every lily of the field its peculiar and
Christ our ExamPLE. By CAROLINE FRY. unshared beauty. The Hand whose touch is With an Autobiography of the author. New perfection repeats not its stroke. Coleridge | York: Robert Carter & Brothers. says, somewhere, that one effect of genius on This book has been for some time before its possessor is, to perpetuate that fresh gaze the public. It is now presented in a new and of childhood upon the world; to enable a an attractive form. My first wonder in reading this work was, that I had never read it “Loves filial, loves fraternal, neighbor-loves, before ; and, upon inquiry, my wonder was
And civic *. * all fair petals, all good scents, increased by finding so few of the Christian
All reddened, sweetened, from one central heart." community who knew anything about it, or, | Of all the feelings which belong distincat most, knew it only by name. The auto- | tively to the world of living men, the mightiest biography is one of the most remarkable in is love. “ The fountain of life rises sunward, the history of the Church. The dealings of and the light that falls on its white foam at providence and the processes of divine grace, the highest point is love. The hill of life is in the conversion and Christian experience of climbed in the dewy morning; in the light of this gifted woman, are among the most re- noon, on the green, unclouded summit, the markable we have ever read. It sets one's loved one is met; as evening steals on, and mind working upon the great questions of the dew begins again to fall, the descent is experimental piety and the divine life in the slowly made towards the grave at the foot.” soul. To the minister, who is expected to be The novel, scientifically defined, is a domestic acquainted with the diversified operations of history of love. “A biographic strain of the Spirit, in the work of conversion and sanc- which the key-note is love." This Mabel tification, this autobiography is invaluable. Vaughan is a sweet story of sisterly and filial Christ our Example, in all the relations and love. It is beautiful in style-chaste in its conditions of life, is original, suggestive, prac- | imagination-moral, purely moral, even relitical. It is none of your commonplace, hor- gious, in its tone and tendency. The occatatory works on practical piety with which sional reading of such a book of fiction will our religious literature abounds. It is strong, be promotive of good. And as the novel ocdirect, searching, forceful. It makes one cupies an important and legitimate place in think and pray, and awakens an aspiration to literature, it is not the province of the moralist be like Jesus. In short, it is worth a whole and critic to utter an indiscriminate interdiclibrary of the diluted, almost childish, works tion of all novels, but to warn the young against that are often given to the young Christian what is pernicious, and point them to the pure to help him on in the divine life. We heartily and wholesome. Such is Mabel Vaughan. wish that all the young, with noble aims in their divine life, might possess this guide and
PALOSOPHY AT the Foot Of The Cross. stimulus, in their efforts to run the race set
By JAMES Augustus St. John. London: before them, looking unto Jesus.
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gress of the soul from darkness to light. It
abounds in pictures-allegorical, imaginative, This is a novel. But what is a novel? The poetical, scriptural. It is a work unique in question is more easily asked than answered. plan, style, and execution. It is epigrammaThe novel is a work of Art, and in every work tical, like Tupper; allegorical, like Bunyan; of Art there are two principal elements—the and poetical, like Wordsworth. It is a book one is the original type in nature, the other the like of which one seldom sees—full of the modification, or transformation effected gems of beauty-full of poetry in prose-inby the imaginative faculty of the artist. Instinct with heavenly devotion-sparkling with every true novel there must be some realistic the glory of God. groundwork on which it is constructed. By! There are but few copies in this country, this it is connected with the world of fact. If and those few will not long remain in the the novelist proceeds without such realistic stores. We have urged a publisher to issue basis, his work must of necessity be vapid an American edition, which, we have reason and worthless. If the novelist ignores fact to believe, will be done in the spring. and trusts solely to fancy, his production will
THE SAINT AND HIS SavioUR. By Rev. C. wear a sickly aspect, and abound with weak
H. SPURGEON. New York: Sheldon, Blakesentimentality. This one essential element of the true novel, that it must have a realistic
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ma basis, establishes its claim to our respect and This work, on experimental religion, has attention. “The nominally fictitious author been so extensively noticed in the religious becomes the recorder of Providence in domes- papers, that we regard a simple announcetic life, the historian of the fireside, the phi- ment of its reception as all that is necessary. losopher of the family circle."
After reading the greater portion of the work, The theme of this novelas of every true we can express, intelligently, our concurrence novel-is domestic life. It is sometimes in the views of all the notices we have seen sneeringly suid, It's nothing but a love story. —that it is the best we have yet seen from this And yet, is there any story like that of love, great preacher. It is Spurgeon's “noblest offlove divine-love human.
spring," but we hope it will not be “the last.”
FIFT! REPORT OF GenerAL AGENT.-On Monday, Jacob Emminger, jr., Jacob Emminger, sen., M. Louden the twenty-first of September, I left home with a John Bobb, C. Schreiner, David Lehn, Daniel and Wilview to attend the synod of West Pennsylvania, | liam Michling, each $5; John Albrecht, B. A. Walwhich held its annual meeting on the 24th in Brother burn, John Hoover, Jacob Koller, each $2.50; and AdFry's church, Carlisle of the transactions and doings am Searer, $2; Susan Emminger, H. Gross, D. Gross, of that Synod I need say nothing, as a full account has H. Miller, Major Emminger, Peter Eberly, each $1; already been given. That it afforded me much plea- | Total subscription, $73; Cash, $65.60. sure to be lodged with my old friend, Philip Messer Messiah's Lutheran congregation, Mechanicsburg:sínith, in company with Brother C. F. Heyer, our aged
Lewis Bricker, $20; Rev. Cyrus Rightmeyer, $10; G. missionary, just returned from India-and to have the Hummel, Sarah Hoover, S. Senseman, and R. Wilson, daty enjoined upon me to preach the sacramental ser
each $5; Miss Catharine Hoover, and Mrs. John Riegel, mon, and then after, in connection with Brother H., to
each $2.50. Total subscription, 355 ; Cash, $12. administer the Holy Supper of our blessed Lord, first
On Thursday, the 1st of October, I had the pleasure to the rembers of the Synod and then to the congrega
of attending the East Pennsylvania Synod, which met tion, over which we both many years ago successively
in Bro. Crumbaugh's church, Lancaster. The church presided--I need not here give assurance. All that
edifice is quite new, and is very handsomely finished; were present on that occasion have not yet forgotten
but it is to be regretted that Bro. Crumbaugh's health that it was a day of high festivity and of great spiritual
does not permit him to attend to the spiritual wants of refreshing.
this people. It is to be hoped that God will soon send On the Saturday evening preceding, the Synodical
them a pastor after his own heart, who shall break to Foreign and Domestic Missionary Societies celebrated
them the bread of life, and build them up in our most their anniversaries. The addresses were delivered by
holy faith. the Brethren Lilly and Hill, and both were very good. But of the pleasing little incident that occurred that
On Saturday afternoon, the 3d, I left the Synod, in evening, there was not anything said. And as I think
ng said. And as I think company with Brother Kohler, for New Holland, where it was too good to be passed over in silence, I will take
on the following Sunday morning I presented the in. occasion very briefly to relate it. After the principal
terests of the Publication Society. After I had come exercises were over, and the officers, I think, were
down from the pulpit, several of the prominent memcounting the coilection, and while the whole congrega
bers of the church came forward and desired me to put tion was sitting in silent meditation, all of a sudden,
off making any effort to collect at that time, fearing that silence was broken, and a very clear, silvery-toned
in consequence of the present general money panic, I voice sounded through the spacious building-it was
would not be able to obtain any money. I replied that the voice of a very nice little boy (son of Mr. Saxton)
I would glad y comply with their wishes, did not cirwho was appointed to represent the Lutheran Sunday. cumstances coin pel me to go on. When those brethren school before the Missionary Societies. “II," (thus the
found that I was very desirous to make a trial, they very manly little fellow began,) "if the big people can do
kindly promised me their assistance. Mr. Wm. Kinzer good, we thought little people may do some good too,"
then invited me to accompany his son to his house on and stepping forward to the table, and laying upon it
Sunday evening, after divine service, which I did, and I his treasure, exclaimed. " Here are $60 from our Sun- can truly say that I spent a very pleasant night at his day-school for the missionary cause." The manner in house, with him and his excellent family. The next which this little boy performed the duty imposed upon
morning father Kinzer piloted me around to the inemhim had a thrilling effect upon the audience, and I hope | bers in Pequea Valley, and brought me back again to that many of the ministers who were present on this his house, where I spent another happy evening, and occasion will try to awaken a similar feeling of mis perhaps the last I shall ever spend with that dear famisionary enterprise in the hearts of the children of their ly. On Tuesday morning I continued my solicitations respective Sunday Schools.
in another direction, being still accompanied by father Tuesday, Sept. 29th, I attended the first meeting of
Kinzer. In the afternoon, about three o'clock, we bid the Publication Board in the new house. At this meet
each other adieu, expressing the hope that if we should
no more meet on earth, we may meet in heaven, where ing we had the pleasure of seeing several brethren from
parting is no more. Father Kinzer having left ne for a distance present. It was generally regretted that our worthy President, Dr J. C. Baker, was absent on this
his own home, I continued my collections in company
with Bro. Kohler and Messrs. H. A. Roland and S. Diloccasion, on account of serious indisposition.
ler. To the above named brethren, together with their On my way to Carlisle I stopped to finish my collec
excellent and hospitable families, I herewith tender my tions in Brother Stoever's and Brother Rightreyer's charges, in and about Mechanicsburg. The following
| heartfelt gratitude. The result of my labors here, notare the subscriptions and cash receipts: In the Tren- withstanding the great money panic, was somewhat del Spring congregation, in charge of Brother C. F. encouraging, as the following list plainly demonstrates: Stvever :-John Best and Frederick Gantz, each $10; / William Kinzer and family, $20; Rev. John Kohler,
Isaac Rhoads, G. Weidler, Mrs. M Roland, Henry A. , house. May the Lord richly reward them for it in time
BENJAMIN KELLER. ler, A. U. Smoker, Isaac Smoker, S. Diller, Smoker & Mentzer, J. H, Roland, S Davis, J. Sweigart, each $5; Sixth REPORT OF GENERAL AGENT.-In my last, I J. Huber, $3; Isaac Pitzer, B. F. Kinzer, Amos Diller, informed you, and the Church in general, that I was each $2.50; and Mrs. M. M. Yandt, $2; Mrs. E. Luther, overtaken with sickness after having preached at J. K. Mentzer, D. Roach, F. Schnupp, P. Mentzer, J. Grindstone Hill and Fayetteville, on the 18th of OctoMentzer, J. Meyer, Christian Frieschmuth, each $1.
ber. On the following Wednesday (the 21st) I arrived Total subscription, $165 ; Cash, $87.
at home, where I remained in a very delicate state Having finished iny collections at New Holland, Bro. of health, until Monday, the sixteenth of November, Kohler brought me to Brother Samuel Trutnbaur, at
when I left home again in the cars for Chambersburg, Mechanicstown, Lancaster County. Brother T. gave
with a view to prosecute my agency in that part of Ine $10 for the Publication Society, and afterwards ac Brother Sill's charge in which I was stopped by sickcompanied me to Lancaster. Thence I proceeded to ness, namely, Grindstone Hill and Fayetteville. When Centreville, nine miles west of Carlisle. Here I expect I arrived at Chambersburg, I immediately made for ed to meet Brother Babb, but he had just left for Mount
Brother Sill's house, but oh! how great was my disapHope school-house, where he had engaged to hold a
pointment un being told that he was not at home, and series of meetings preparatory to the Lord's Supper;
that, in all probability, he would not be home until the Mrs. Babb however, received me very kindly. The
next day. Being very weak in body and miud, I could next morning (Saturday) my old friend, Mr. William
hardly endure the disappointment. Mrs. Sill, however, Schriver, took me to Mount Hope, where I met Brother
received me so cordially and treated me so kiudly, that Babb. Here I preached several times, and Sunday
by the grace of God, I was enabled to hold out all the morning I assisted Brother Babb in the administration
next day towards evening, when Brother Sill came of the communion. Brother Babb and my old and es
home, and by his presence relieved my miud of the teemned friends, Binjamin Petfer and J. Heminger, gave most painful anxiety. I soon asked him whether he me every assistance I could desire; and here too I ob
would, as I was very feeble, accompany me to the memtained a respectable subscription, although the congre bers of his church? To which he promptly and kindly pation is but small and not rich. Rev. A. Babb, Cu'n. answered in the affirmative. Tritt, B. Roper, ea $10; Sam. Spangler, Phil. Spangler, The next morning (Weduesday) he took me into his Wm. Bower, J. Highlands, S. Long, M. Long, J Hocker, | rockaway and drove off into the bounds of his charge M. Claudy, Mrs. N Beetem, John beetem, Wm. Schriver, east of Chain bersburg, uamely, Grindstone Hill and Benjamin Peffer, J. Barnitz, G. Martin, each *5; J. | Fayetteville, where I commeuced my operations with Riegle, *3 ; Mrs. E. Beetem, S Kisinger, Peter N. Tritt, the following results:-Juo. Tritle and sou Henry, $20; each $2.50 ; John Spence, J. Garman, Jno. Hemminger, G. Overcarsh, D. Greenewalt, J. Stall aud Jacob RuJacob Herominger, each $2; John Auld, J. King, Jos. | chard, each $10; Reverend G. dill, V. Keciler, C. Spence, Mrs. A. Beetem, J. L. Henry, each $1; Jesse Lowry, W. M. Reed, Catharine Kved, S. Essick, G Meyers and Henry Keefaver, each $1.50. Totul sub Lowry, Rachel Lowry, and M. Reed each $i; Jacob scription, $126; Cash, $66. Before I close this part of Garver and D. Baker, each *3; Cash, $3.50; aud my report, I must express to Brother Babb and his ex. Thomas Bovey, $1; Susan and Elizabeth Reed, each cellent lady my grateful acknowledgments for the hos- $2.30; and Jacob Stonebrake, $2; S. Dougherty, A, pitable treatment I received at their hands.
Baker, A. Bonebrake, D. Bonebrake, s. Bone bruke My next visit was to Grindstone Hill: where I preachdstone Hin: where I preach- D. H
D. Hopfer, Samuel Bonebrake, Go ed on Sunday 18th October, at 10 o'clock, A, M., and at Total amount subscribed, $133.30; paid, $74. To Messrs. candlelight I preached in the Lutheran church at Fay- John Tritle and Michael Reed I feel very grateful for etteville. Here I took a heavy cold, which was follow the comfortable night's lodging they gave us, but to ed by chills and fever; still I held out until Monday | Bro
Brother Sill and his excellent lady, I owe a thousaud evening, when I became very sick, and was laid up at thanks for their kindness show me in my great weakthe house of Mr. Wm. Reed.
noss. May the Lord reward them abundantly for it. Tuesday morning, Mr. Reed, in compliance to my Ou Friday, the 30th ult., I left Chambersburg in the repeated and urgeut request, brought me to Chambers- stage and arrived at Greencastle between 3 aud + P. M. burg, where I took the cars, and under the protection Immediately after I was out of the stage, I steered my of a kind Providence reached my home on the evening of course towards the Rev. Mr. Bridenbaugli's residence. the same day, where I was contined to bed for some Here I met with such a friendly and kind reception by days. I am now convalescent, thank God, and should Bro. Bridenbaugh and his lady, that iny heart swelled I continue to increase in health and strength, my in with deep emotions of gratitude to God for having again tention is to leave home again on Thursday vr Friday brought me to a house aud family in which I could feel next, for Greencastle, where I hope to finish my collec myself at home. On Sunday morning, the 22d Noveintions in Brother G. Sill's charge. Being advanced in ber, I preached in Greencastle, and after the congregalife, I feel often as if my labors are almost more than I tion had been dismissed, the following brethren, naldecan endure. May the Lord be with me, give me gracely, Henry Bushey, Michael Bushey, Barned Walter and and strength sufficient for my day and labor, and thus Eli Huber, kindly offered to take me round to the memenable me to do something for the salvation of my own bers of the church, stating however that they sea red soul, the souls of others, and the glory of his name. that in consequence of having just collected for a parTo Mr. and Mrs. Reed I owe many thanks for the kind sonage and the great money pressure, little would be attention they bestowed upon me while sick at their obtained, but the following subscriptions show that