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had I been faithful. Language is wanting to, laid out in a plain way, let my coffin be walnut; set forth the ardency of my desire on your ac- and three inches deeper than usual. I would not counts and your tender offspring."

have a shroud, but a white petticoat and a shortH. C. coming in, had a favored religious op gown. Let my body be kept as long as conportunity, expressing the encouraging language, venient; I request my body may be interred lift up thy head in hope. Nicholas Waln also from my brother Samuel's, my late father's came in and revived the declaration of the house, where I have spent most of my days; let apostle, “I have fought the good fight,' &c., it be placed in the same room where my father's benceforth there is a crown laid up for me, and and mother's both were, and remain there a few not for me only, but for all those who love the days.” She also this afternoon called for a list in appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ ; adding his her own hand writing, concerning the distribubelief, that she had loved his appearance, and tion of her household goods, clothes, &c., which that a crown of righteousness was in store for being read to her, she approved it and requested her. After a short pause, she spoke nearly as ' several insertions to be made therein, in as clear follows: I have loved his appearance, and had a manner as if she had been in perfect health. I been faithful and obedient, I should have been

(To be continued.) ranked among a different class, but because of unfaithfulness, I have had to go mourning as

PARENTAL VANITY. with my hands on my loins, though I have been Another cause of the growing disobedience followed and mercifully cared for from year to' and the want of filial reverence in the midst of year all my life long to this time, so that I can us, is parental vanity. I mean that feeling which now sing on the banks of deliverance. I have prompts parents to make a display of their chilhad, because of disobedience, to travel as in a dren, to show off their dawning intelligence, or desert, barren land, seeking water, but finding wit, or excellence, by saying things to draw neither pool nor spring, until in gracious con- them out, or by repeating in their presence descension my heavenly Father was pleased to what they may have said. All this is in itself lift up again the light of his countevance upon very trivial; it is but the natural, innocent outme, so that I have to testify of his mercies and flow of affection, you may say, and yet nevertheentreat my near connections, particularly the less it has a powerful effect in moulding the temyounger branches of my family, to give up all per, and bearing, and character of children. It that is called for, and esteem nothing of value, tends most inevitably to make them flippant, in comparison with the answer of “ Well done." and conceited, and arrogant, and self-willed. H. C. in her testimony expressed a clear pros- And parents who have found great amusemeat pect of her being nearly arrived at the haven of in these displays do discover, when it is too late, everlasting rest. The parting or taking leave that they have erred—they find that the children in this solemn manner of the two friends, be- take advantage of their accredited cleverness; tween whom there had long subsisted a near they become impertinent; and how can they be friendship, was deeply affecting. H. C. then lean- checked at fourteen or fifteen for what was ing down on her bed, was thus addressed by her. thought very interesting when they were four or

“ Oh, my dear, I am now very low, but I five? Many persons, you know, say that it is have been comforted by this visit. What might the misery of man to learn only when it is too I have been had I yielded timely to the unfold. late to profit by it; that the lessons of experiings of duty. The prayer of my heart on this ence are really understood only when experience bed hath been, that all my near connections may is at an end. And, indeed, this would seem to be found faithful to every manifestation of duty, be true of the great practical theme now in whether great or small; then will sweet peace hand. When our children are grown, then, be theirs. And now my dear Hannah, who hast seeing the mistakes we have made, either on long been made near to re, let me desire thee the one hand or the other-either in exacting to come up in greater dedication than thou hast too much or too little, either in making our chil. yet done. Thou art favored with a precious dren pert, by admiring them too much, or hurtgift, be willing to occupy it in any way our ing their feelings by taking scarcely any notice heavenly Father requires ; and now let me say, of them at all-seeing this, we think we should I have had a very close and deep conflict, but at act differently, could we live again through the length I have a glimpse-a glimpse”-further years which are gone. Perhaps we might. We utterance then failed.

might, indeed, avoid some particular mistakes, To her brotber Thomas, on his coming in and and above all, this one of showing off the cleverenquiring if she felt relieved in body, she spake ness of our children. We do it thoughtlessly, as follows: “I feel revived, but do not know to amuse our friends, perhaps to please ourselves, that it is for the best. I am desirous of going forgetting that the pleasures we derive are realto rest; perhaps I am impatient, but I am thank- ly serving to make our children disobedient ful I am relieved and more at ease than I have and irreverent, to make them self-willed and been." Soon after she added, “I desire to be impertinent.-E. Harwood.


But being young, and diffident of my own abili. (Continued from page 131.)

ties, and paying regard and preference to our In resuming the extracts from the works of two ministers present, and expecting their apThomas Story, I may observe, I have commenced pearance against so great an error, and so oppowith the beginning, and gone on regularly, closing site to the Protestant religion, I delayed until it the last essay with the sixth page of bis Folio became almost unseasonable to engage him. But Journal, but as it has been considered too vo they minding their plates, and hanging down luminous to be admitted entire into “ Friends' their heads, with their countenances veiled by Intelligencer," I propose making copious ex- their hats, and I seeing no sign of any answer tracts, hoping our readers will follow him pa- from them to the Papist, I took him up upon the tiently through his early convincement.

subject, thus : In the year 1688, the prospect of a young Sir, you of the Church of Rome take these Prince caused the most extravagant exultation words literally; but we take the whole form of among the people. Bonfires were made in mar. his speech at that time, on that subject, to be ket-places, and healths were drunk to the pros- figurative, and that these words,This is my pective Prince, but the extreme excitement body,intended no more than, this bread is a (Thomas Story says, “was no joyful sight to the symbol or figure, or representation of my body, thinking and concerned part of the Protestants which shall shortly hereafter be broken for you ; who beheld it; and it brought such a concern for we ought not to divide the sentence or speech upon my mind that I would not go near them.” of Christ, and take one part literally and another

The whole Protestant part of the King's figuratively. You may remember, at the same dominions, except the temporizers, were in time, he also took the cup, saying, “this cup is great consternation, apprehensive of a Popish the new testament, in my blood which is shed Government, and consequent oppression and per- for you.” Do you think, that cup, whether of secution. Nevertheless, out of fear, or other gold, silver, glass or wood, was the new Testacauses, the Bishops, as well as inferior clergy, inent? or can't you see, that in this latter part and the people throughout the dominion, pre- of his speech, there is a double figure ? first, mesented addresses to the King on this occasion, tonyny, the thing containing for the thing conreplete with expressions of loyalty and duty, tained; and secondly, the wine in the cup, exand the pulpits generally resounded with the hibited under the word cup as a figure, or repreKing.pleasing doctrine of passive obedience. sentation of his blood ; wbich was not then ac

A solid consideration of the state of affairs, the tually or literally shed, or his body broken, and doubtfulness and hazard of the issue, put me seeing, he said, in the present tense, "this is my upon a more inward and close observation of body which is broken (not to be broken) for persons and things than ever. And one day at you ; and this cup is the New Testament in my the Assizes of Carlisle, diniog at an inn, with a blood, which is (not which shall hereafter) be mixed company, where happened to be two of shed for you; you must either own that Christ par Ministers of the Church of England, a Po- advanced a false proposition, which you will not ; pish gentleman moved a debate, concerning or that he spake figuratively in both sentences; transubstantiation, pretending to prove, by scrip- which you cannot reasonably avoid. If ever ture, that, by certain words which the Priests these words effected a transubstantiation, they say over a piece of bread, or wafer, there is a would when Christ uttered them. Consider substantial conversion of it into the real body of then that as soon as Christ began to speak these Christ; the very same that was born of the Vir- words, “ This is my body,” the body of Christ, gin Mary, crucified at Jerusalem, and now glo- born of the Virgin Mary, began to cease to be rified in Heaven.

his body, and the bread began to convert into The text of scripture he advanced to support it; and that as soon as the words were finished, this position, was, " And as they were eating, the body born of the Virgin altogether ceased Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, to be what it was before ; and by a new way of and gave it to the disciples, and said, take, eat, a corporeal transmigration, insinuated itself into for this is my body,” (Mark, xxvi. 26.) His the bread; which by the same degrees that the argument was this, that Christ being the word body of Christ ceased to be bis body, comof God, and the Truth, whatever he said must menced, grew and became his body; or else be be positively and literally true; and therefore had two bodies present with his disciples at the there is a real change of the bread into the true same time; and if they eat his body that eveand real body of Christ; and this being an or- ning, what body was that which was crucified the dinance of God to his ministers, the same power next day? and what blood was then shed, if, the is apvexed to that ordinance; since, at the same night before, the disciples had drank the blood time, he commanded them to do the same, say. of Jesus? and where now is the same cup ? if ing, this do in remembrance of me."

you have lost that, you have in your own sense During this uninterrupted discourse, my zeal lost the New Testament, and all you have therewas kindled, so that I could scarce contain it. lin. Now, Sir, if you can persuade me and this


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company that a piece of bread is the body of The publication is, we think, yet in its infancy, Christ, and a cup of wine is his blood, then you inasmuch that a history of its coming into exismay bid fair for our conversion, or rather per tence, and its life thus far, would not be of as version to your religion. But 'till you can do that, you cannot reasonably expect we should much interest to all our readers as it may be at embrace so great absurdities." Upon this, sev.

some future time-but for the continuation of its eral of the company laughed ; and the Papist usefulness, we would suggest to the clerks of each said, “ these were great mysteries, and the sub- of our Yearly Meetings on this continent, that ject copious and intricate, and could not at that they regularly furnish us with a copy of the ex. time be fully prosecuted, but might be more largely discussed at some other convenient op tracts from their minutes; if printed, a printed portunity. I replied, then why did you move it? copy; and if not printed, such parts as will furcould you think we would all sit silent, to bear nish the publisher with an accurate account of you propagate such notions, and make no oppo- what changes have been made in the times and ition ? And so the matter dropped. But though I had thus opposed him, he showed more respect places of holding all our meetings; also to notice

, to me afterwards than to any other of the com- particularly that the accounts published are corpany.

rect; and if not, furnish a statement in accord. [To be continued.]

ance with the facts. As the time is now apFRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER. proaching when the work will go to press, we

would esteem it a favor to bave their communiPHILADELPHIA, SEVENTH MONTH 4, 1857. cations at the earliest convenient date.

four years.

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We have not received the printed minutes of Diet,-On first day morning the 28th instant, Eliza, Genesee Yearly Meeting, but the following par- daughter of Thomas J. and Mary R. Husband, aged ticulars are gleaned from the letter of a friend On the 15th of 6th mo., ELIZABETH WARRINGin attendance.

TON, wife of Simeon Warrington, of Upper Greenwich,

N. J. The meeting of ministers and elders com- In Philadelphia on the 23d of 6th mo., WILLIAM "-menced on the 13th of 6th month. A consider- White, aged 79 years, formerly of Gloucester county,

N. J. able number of Friends were in attendance from

At her residence in Clarksborough, Gloucester other Yearly Meetings, and it was an eminently county, N. J., on the 24th of 6th month, Sarau Reeves,

aged 79 years. favored opportunity. The Holy Spirit over- On the 21st of 6th mo., in the 42d year of shadowed the company assembled, under the her age, Phebe, wife of Charles Satterthwait of feeling of which the meeting closed with one Jackson, (dec.) formerly of Darby, Pa.

Crosswicks, N. J., and daughter of Halliday and Jane session.

Whilst enjoying life's richest blessings in the beauOn first day, the meeting at Farmington was mother, sister, and friend, her mission here has early

tiful fulfilmeni of her appointed allotment of wife, largely attended. With many it was a hum- ended, and joyfully did she retire from the busy cares bling, contriting season.

of earth, io enter upon a higher existence, with a The messengers har

blessed assurance of happiness and peace eve;more ; monized in their labors, and truth reigned over cheering until the last, with words of comfort and all.

consolation, her sorrowing husband and children under

the prospect of their separation. The general meeting commenced as usual on Second day and closed its sessions on Fifth

For Friends' Intelligencer. day morning. The concerns of Society were presented, and the meeting was favored to labor in The following letter from a lady in Maryland, harmony. Through the different sittings, the to her son at school, will be of profit to your Master of assemblies condescended to meet with readers, especially to parents. It should be reus, and put forth his hand to direct aright those letter was addressed, after reading and thinking

marked that the young gentleman to whom the who were humbly watching to know his will. on its contents, declined learning to dance. The mourners in Zion were comforted, the feeble

C. R. D. strengthened, the lukewarm aroused, and heaven

MY DEAR SON -I have received your letter, ly love descended upon the tender plants, like in which you request my views with regard to

your taking dancing lessons, accompanied by one the morning dew and the latter rain.

from Mr. — to your father, asking permission We have on several occasions received notices

to enroll your name as a pupil to a dancing mas

ter. relative to the history of Friends' Almanac. I feel myself placed in an embarrassed posi


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tion. It has always been my fixed determina- eyes; but know thou that for all these things
tion to gratify my children in all reasonable re- God will bring thce unto judgment.” I will not
quests, and to furnish them with means for the arbitrarily dictate to you : I will not coerce your
acquisition of knowledge, and the acquirement actions.
of accomplishments, calculated to develop and Having reminded you there is a period in
improve every talent which their Creator has man's history when you must render an account
bestowed on them.

of all your actions to the great Judge, I leave Study and close application to books are abso- you to decide for yourself. That your heavenly lutely necessary to progress in knowledge, and Father may so enlighten your mind that you may the mind is so constituted that recreation and choose the right path, is my


prayer. amusement are equally essential to its healthful developement. But of what character shall be

For Friends' Intelligencer. the nature of the amusements ? Man is not, as A notice of the death of Job Engle appeared the beast that perisheth, of ephemeral existence, in the “Intelligencer” of 6th mo. 13, but in my but an immortal soul : you are only in the bud view it did not embrace all that might truly be of being, with an undying spirit to be trained said concerning him, calculated to stir up the and disciplined for eternity. Our Bible tells us pure mind by way of remembrance. When one, that the heart of man is deceitful and desperately who has been greatly preserved from the spirit wicked, that it must (if we would be truly hap- of the world, the lusts of the flesh and the pride py) be changed by grace, and that this change of life, has passed from earth to a heavenly home, to be obtained must be very diligently sought; I think a duty rests upon survivors to record it

compares man to a racer, disciplining himself some of the many virtues that made him honorfor a great goal, that he may obtain an incorrup- able in life, and lovely in death. tible crown, and urges him to lay aside every Of this meek man it may truly be said, he weight, and so to run that he may

obtain. was a kind husband, a tender parent, a firm and Now let us inquire, candidly, whether dancing steady friend and a cheerful companion. His may or may not be included in those weights religion proceeded more from the heart than the we are called to lay aside. When I became head, and was based upon love to God and faith your sponser in baptism, I solemnly vowed be- in his power, and it was exemplified in his love fore God and man to renounce for you the pomps to man. He possessed a very tender spirit, and and vavities of life, and under what other desig. was desirous above every other consideration to dation than the last mentioned would even its keep a conscience void of offence. He was a most ardent yotaries place dancing ? What says diligent attender of our religious meetings both the Book of books ? "Wo unto them that dance for worship and discipline; and as his object in to the sound of the viol.”

thus meeting with his friends, was to wait upon Dancing, merely as a bodily exercise, I con- the great Head of the Church, he felt as much sider harmless ; but my judgment condemns it bound to attend the small mid-week meetings, from its invariable accompaniments--lightness, as those which were larger, and in silently and frivolity, night revelling, balls, the intoxicating reverently waiting upon the Lord therein he draught, improper dress, evil associations, and was a bright example, and evidenced a deep conintense love of the world, all of which are ex- cern for the advancement of truth and righteouspressly forbidden. I admit it may strengthen dess in the earth. the muscles, but may not some gymnastic exer- Those who knew him best, loved him most, cise équally beneficial, but less harmless, be and with these there is a blending of joy and substituted ? It may improve the carriage of sorrow in reviewing the life and death of this some awkward persons, but your natural self. truly humble man. When we remember his possession, and the good society I hope you will warm-hearted friendship, his kind and generbe enabled to caltivate, with some effort on your ous hospitality, combined with his retiring and owo part, will give you all the ease and grace unassuming manner and loving disposition, the necessary for your position, without encountering mind is naturally filled with sorrow under the the temptations to which learning to dance will reflection that we no more take sweet

counsel together. And on the other hand, when I am aware, from my experience, how natural we consider he is safely landed" where the wicked it is to follow the example of those around us, cease from troubling and the weary are at rest,” without pausing to inquire whether we are right we feel there is cause for rejoicing. or wrong, and how strongly instinctive it is to The watch-tower seemed to be his abiding throw the reins loose on our natural inclinations, place, hence he was ready when the summons forgetting the injunction of that wise man (which came'; expressing, before he was laid by, his I wish you to commit to memory :) " Rejoice, 0 belief that his stay on earth would be short ; and young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart cheer the day before he was taken sick, after walking thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the around the house and garden with an impressive ways of thine heart and in the light of thine solemnity of manner and countenance, he laid

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down upon his bed, and observed, he felt ready of Father. By the analogy of that beautiful re-
to depart, desiring he might pass away as easily lation, he tries all interpretations of doctrine,
as his wife had, about three years previously and holds that nothing can stand which mili-
His request was fully granted, for he died with tates against the benignity, tenderness, and jus-
out a groan or struggle, retaining his faculties tice of a Fatherly government. Hence, the
until the last. On the approach of death he tendency to sin in human nature cannot be ow-
manifested no alarm, asked for a drink of water, ing to the blighting influence of divine displea-
and in a few minutes all was over, a heavenly sure entailing corruption on the race because
expression settling upon his countenance, as offended with the progenitor; but it results from
though he had seen the gates of Heaven open to that lavish goodness of the Creator, which be-
receive him, and realized a blessed prospect of stows in profusion faculties and bounties which
immortality and eternal life. “ Mark the per- are necessarily liable to abuse and open to temp-
fect man and behold the upright, for the end of tation.
that man is peace.”

J. T. Noah Worcester's conscientiousness and pa

tience in the search of truth was a prominent For Friends' Intelligencer.

trait. He deeply felt his responsibility, and NOAH WORCESTER.

acted on the conviction that he was bound to (Conel'ded from page 232.)

get as much light as possible, and follow it with. On completing his 70th year, Noah Worcester out scruple wherever it should lead. In doing felt that it was time to relieve himself of some this he was eminently cautious to guard against of his burdensome responsibilities, and seek more self deception and hasty conclusions. He used of that repose to which age invites. He accord. the greatest deliberation of patient enquiry, ingly resigned his office as Secretary of the Peace turning the subject over and over, that he might Society and discontinued the publication of the be sure no important view escaped him, and that · Friend of Peace.' It was not that he wished through oversight or precipitancy he might not to cease from occupation, and abandon himself delude himself or mislead others. In this he to repose.

His mind was still active, and pur- was a model for the imitation of all inquirers. sued with eagerness the enquiries in which he He felt the responsibility of religious speculation was interested.

to be solemn; he did not consider bimself to Among the subjects which about this time have the moral right to run the risk of misleadoccupied his thoughts and pen were the coming other minds by the publication of sentiments, monly received doctrines of the atonement and however apparently true to his own mind, which original sin. His object was not to decide which had not been long diligently searched and conof the many schemes of the atonement is to be firmed by the most deliberate conviction and received as scriptural and true; but to de- extensive inquiry. Thus while his whole life monstrate that none can be true which does not was a course of study and progress, he was no found its efficacy in the love of God; that all weathercock or chameleon." He mastered his notions of a vicarious or substituted punishment, subject before he published. In regard to those of an operation on the divine mind whereby it subjects in which he differed from bis brethren, was rendered placable by the satisfaction of blood, it is admirable to observe how the patient and are anti-scriptural. This idea prevailed more scrupulous old man goes over the ground again and more in his mind as he advanced in years, and again, tenderly watches against error, and and came to possess it with such strength, that waits year after year before he divulges views he appears to have become unable to contemplate which'fill his own heart with peace, lest by any the common doctrine without shuddering, or to self delusion he should spread erroneous specuspeak of it without involuntary horror. He more lations calculated to mislead. and more completely and habitually tried all His fairness in stating, and ingenuousness religious views of the divine character and ad. in discussion, are equally to be observed. He ministration by the standard of the paternal entered on argument not as an intellectual enterrelation, and his increasing filial piety shrunk prise, or a trial of logical skill, but as a moral from the thought of a vicarious atonement with duty, in performing which he was subject to the growing abhorrence. “Is it not deeply to be laws of honesty and truth, rather than of mere lamented, that a doctrine has been long popular logic; and he would have regarded the disinamong Christians, which ascribes to God a dis- genuousness, and perversion of an opponent's position and character which no ruler nor parent language, and misstatement of his meaning, and can imitate without becoming odious in the view false inferences which olten disgrace the annals of well informed and benevolent men ?”

of theological controversy, as no less dishonorHis views on the subject of original sin were able and dishonest than the concealments and pervaded with the same fundamental idea. His unfair proceedings in commercial life, which are central governing position from which all his branded as frauds and punished by universal reasoning proceeds, and by which his conclusions reprobation. are tested, is the love of God, in his character A few expressions have been collected which


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