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spairs, forgetting that a daily progress, with such where. It is as much needed in the common efforts as he might all the time put forth, would walks of life, as in the higher or highest purplace him high among the ranks of the saintly suits, and often more so; for in public life the followers of the Man of all goodness. Not one world often sustains the martyr, or the defender half of our youth are developing the full energy of humanity, or her injured rights; but in comof their capacities; yea, nine-tenths are growing mon life it is often that the severest trials have up in comparative undevelopment, not one half to be borne in solitary silence, while the conof their real capacity being called into action, tumely of neighbors, unjustly given, adds another from this one cause—a want of moral courage. trial scarcely less severe. To
the muThey have energy, ambition, industry, but lack tiny of the passions, to silence the clamors of courage. An assurance from a valued friend, a lust, avarice, and ambition, to moderate the veword of cheer from a known and esteemed au- hemence of desire, to check the repinings of sor
a thor, or a good-speed from the lips of experience, row, to disperse the gloom of disappointment, would be of essential service to them. It would and suppress the dark spirits of despondency, fire their courage, and they would be true to i requires a degree of vigorous moral courage that their desires, their ambition, and duty.
is not so often possessed as it is needed. It is I everywhere meet with faltering youth-00. everywhere needed, and very seldom possessed to ble souls, but fearful. Poverty, or diffidence, or a very great degree. the whims of unwise friends, or some fancied Whoever encourages this virtue in the world, defect of mind or body, keeps them from the either by example or precept, does the world fields they desire to occupy, aud where they could good. The fear that its want inspires in nearly be more useful and successful than any where all youth, makes them often intensely miserable, else in life, because their hearts are there. They subjects them to the doubt, and blackuess, and lack true bravery of soul. Or, it may be in torment of despondency, or “the blues," as they them, but it is undeveloped. Bravery, like all call it, and all the enervation, perversion of mind, other virtues, is developed by the hand of cul waste of time, and ultimate evils that follow. ture. The noblest bravery in the world is mo- Thousands on thousands of noble-minded and ral bravery, that which meets disappointment, generous-hearted youth are ruined, or greatly intrial, affliction, failure, misfortune, sickness, and jured by this prevailing cowardice. Scarcely all the varied ills of life, with a determined and any escape its scatbing influence. Mere courvigorous composure and a stern and trained self- age, determination, force of will, cheerful purreliance, which enable its possessor to pursue his suit of known duties, or the objects of honoraeven course undismayed, and add to, rather than ble desires, gladsome labor in the paths of right detract from, his strength. Such a bravery is a and usefulness, is the almost universal want lofty moral heroism, as great as that which nerved among manhood, and especially among the young. the martyrs' hearts and bared the reformers' Life is full of beauty, and ought to be of gladstalwart arms. The bravery that faces the can- It has a thousand glorious joys, and as non's mouth is often the fear of public rebuke, many sources of constant enjoyment. Constant or the love of public praise. Seldom is true cheerfulness is a duty. A faithful, joyful purbravery exhibited on the field of battle, or in any suit of the things that will minister most to our of the great conflicts of arms or minds carried on peace, usefulness, happiness, and progress, is a in the audience of the world. It is more gener. moral obligation that we ought to comply with ally ambition, fear of censure, love of gain, ani. all the time. mal excitement, or the madness of narcotic or The youth of our country have no right to be stimulating drugs or drinks. These supply the unhappy; no business to be desponding ; no sort place of bravery, and the world knows not the of a privilege granted them by any constitution, difference. But there is a bravery that is true. either written or unwritten, in any of our States, It is the proudest, sublimest of human virtues. or by any code of laws, natural or divine, to have It is that bravery which dares be true to duty “the blues," or to fail to pursue the objects of though the heavens come down; true when the their honorable ambition. Our free institutions world knows it not; true in the calm resolve of are designed to be the nurseries of youth, to afthe midnight hour, when no eye but God's looks ford them an open field and fair play for the leinto the soul ; true when the world would ap- gitimate and righteous exercise of their powers, plaud for being false, and every worldly interest in all the pursuits of high-minded industry. The should seem to offer a price for cowardice. The friends of youth may, and will, encourage and bravery that under these circumstances is the advise them, through books, lectures, lessons, same calm, undismayed, unseduced, dauntless examples, and every known means of assistance; vigor and determination of soul, is worthy the but depend upon it, young men and women, it name, and is a godlike grandeur of moral great is your own work, after all. Nobody else can ness worthy a place in the calender of the sub- do it for you. Fortunes are hewn out for ourlimest heroism. Our youth want more of this selves, not made to order at a fortune shop. heroism. There is a fearful deficiency every- Characters are forged on the anvil of industry
by the well-directed strokes of the head and not in word and in tongue only, but in deed hand. Children are what they are made ; but and in truth; and that they should be preserved men and women are what they make themselves. by that love in uniformity and unity among The web of life is drawn into the loom for us; themselves; and also be loving and kind to all but we weave it ourselves. We throw our own men as occasion might offer; and evince the shuttle and work our own treadles. The warp same, by doing them good, and never any harm. is given us; but the woof we make ourselves-
These qualifications I had deemed sufficient to find our own materials, and color and figure it demonstrate such to be the children of God; to our own taste.
brought forth in his image, righteousness and (To be continued.)
true holiness, in the mind, or ioner man.
The meeting being set, they had first a time For Friends’ Intelligencer.
of silence, waiting upon God (as I did believe
and practice) for the renewing and strengthen(Continued from page 393.)
ing of their minds; and after that, they proAnd having staid there a short time, I was ceeded upon the business of the day. invited to dinner at the house of Richard Ribton, it happened at that time, that a matter of great an ancient and honorable Friend in the village; moinent among them was debated, and not withwhere I was made kindly welcome, and where I out some warmth on both sides ; but the zeal of had great freedom of conversation.
both did not arise from the same root. And being now satisfied beyond my expecta- It was concerning the manner and essence of tion, concerning the people of God, in whom the their Discipline, which a sect among them had Lord had begun, and in a good measure, carried opposed, from the time of the first proposal of on a great work and reformation in the earth, I of any Discipline among them as a Society. The determined in my mind, that day, to lay aside debates arising pretty high, and they observing every business and thing which might hinder or me to be there, and most of them, I doubt not, veil in me the enjoyment of the presence of the having heard I seemed to favor their way, and Lord, whether among his people or alone; er being cautious lest I should take offence, from obstruct any service whereunto I was or might their debates, not knowing the state of the case, be called by himn ; especially things of an en- or, perhaps not qualified to judge in matters so tangling or confining nature. Not regarding foreign to me, some of them, prudently put that what the world might say, or what name they friend who had introduced me, upon an inoffenmight impose upon me.
sive way to procure my absence; and accordingThe business being over which brought me ly he called me aside into an outer room, offerinto that part of the country, I returned to Car- ing to discourse on some foreign subject. But lisle, where I had been but about two weeks, till as my mind in time of silence in the meeting, the Friend of the inn, before mentioned, coming had been comforted in the life of Truth, I reto town, informed me of their Meeting for Busi- mained under the sense of it; having taken little ness, and affairs of their Society; and invited me other notice of what had passed in point of arguto it, being about four miles distant.
ment, than in what spirit they managed and At first I was a little surprised that he should contended on each side. invite me to such a meeting, and hardly thought But though I observed the Friends' good him prudent in it; for though things had hap- intent in calling me out, I could take no cog. pened as above, yet I had not made an outward nizance of what he said; for a deep thought now profession with them, or declared myself of their entered my mind, whether these could yet be communion, but though I found some aversion, the people of God ? since they seemed to be dirather than inclination, toward it, yet I yielded vided among themselves, and treat one another to go, that I might sce how, and in what spirit with an acrimony of language, which, I thought and wisdom, they managed the discipline and could not arise from love, neither altogether business of their Society, in matters of religion. suited the humility of Jesus the true Christ.
That I might view them a little more clearly The Friend, observing my silence, and that I in all circumstances, before I should openly de- was under a deep inward concern, became silent clare for their way in all things; (some doubts likewise, and a trouble also seized him, but of yet remaining as to some points, and whether another kind; for I was concerned to know the they thoroughly agreed with the idea I had con- truth, and on what side, if on either, it might ceived in my mind of the state of the Church of lie; and he was afraid I had, or might take Christ, viz. that they believed in God and Christ; offence, and depart from the beginning I had were settled in the practice of Christian morali. made among them. ty; that they were able to suffer any persecution, And thus we remained silent for some time; or opposition, for true religion, when thereunto during which I plainly observed a struggle becalled, in the course of Divine Providence; that tween two distinct powers in the ground of nature, the characteristic mark of the disciples of Christ working in myself, which exhibited two differshould be fairly upon them, to love one another, lent ideas, or conclusions, in my mind, concern
ing the matter then in hand, and the spirits and After this I was at some other meetings; but persons concerned as agents therein, viz. little notice was taken of it by any rela
That the first was Truth, establishing himself tions or acquaintance, till the time of the Assizes in his own nature, a lawgiver and ruler, in every at Carlisle ; where some Friends being prisoners member of his Church and body, as alone need in the county jail, for non-payment of tithes, ful unto them who were truly so; but as he who others attended the Assizes, as their custom was, knoweth all things, did foresee that many would, the better to obviate occasion of trouble, or in time, come into that profession as of old, hurt, to any of the Society, and to minister without any knowledge of the Divine Truth, or counsel or other help, as need might be; and work of it in themselves, but as thieves and these went to a meeting at Scotly about two robbers, climbing up some other way; by edu- miles from the city; and thither I went also. cation, tradition, imitation, or sinister interests, During the time of the meeting, I found a and worldly views; who not being under the great and unusual load on my spirit, and hardrule and law of Grace in the second birth, would ness in my heart; insomuch that I could hardly act and say of themselves, contrary to the way breathe under the oppression; nor could I say of Truth, and Church of the living God : and I had any sense of the comforts of the Divine therefore in his wisdom and power working in presence there, but that the Heavens were as the minds of the just, he had early established, thick brass, and the bars thereof as of strong and was yet more firmly establishing a due order iron. But though I had no enjoyment in myself, among his people ; for preserving the right, and yet I was sensible the presence and goodness of passing judgment and condemnation on the the Lord was there, and many therein greatly wrong and evil doers; that such as should pro- comforted, and therefore did conclude my condi- . fess the truth of God, and yet walk contrary to tion of mind was from some other cause, and the same, bringing forth fruits of another kind, not relating to the state of the meeting in general. might be bounded and confined by outward And after the meeting was over, one of them moral rules, adapted to human reason and under- asked me how I did; I answered indifferently. standing.
Then he and some others perceived my spirit And secondly on the other hand, that the was oppressed and sympathized with me therein. spirit of this world had been, and still was work
(To be continued.] ing in the other sort, to oppose all order and discipline, and to live loose as they list, without any rule or account to the Society, though pro- FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER, fessing the same truth with them; and to be judged only by their own light, or what they PHILADELPHIA, NINTH MONTH 12, 1857. called so, and accountable only to the spirit in themselves : though several among that party In the experience of an Editor, incidents frewere only against some branches of the Disci. pline, already established by the body of the quently occur which prove the impossibility at Society, and not against the whole.
all times of suiting the tastes of those for whom And during this time of silence I clearly he labors. And he might retire from his posibeheld the contrary natures and ends of these tion in despair, were he not sustained by his own differing spirits; the one truth, the other error; integrity. It is no uncommon circumstance to the one light, the other darkness; the one for moral virtue, and a holy, pure mind, and the be censured by some for what others highly other for a loose unbounded liberty : and yet commend. There seems in such cases, but one that these last, as creatures, did not see the course for him to pursue, which is, at all times, sophistry of the evil one, to whom themselves and under all circumstances to act in accordance were instruwents
, nor the snare, but intended well with the best judgment furnished him. For in their own view and way of conceiving things.
And in proportion and degrees, as these dis- ourselves we may say, the object for which our tinctions were gradually made clear in my under- paper was first published is steadily kept in view, standing at that time, the load and trouble I and to attain this is the point at which we aim. was under abated; and, at last, my mind settled down again to its own centre in peace, and be
We are rarely in the habit of noticing either came serene, as before; which, being fully sen credit or censure which comes to us anonymously, sible of, I was cheerful, and said to the Friend, but having been furnished by a friend with an "we may now return into the house, for the extract from a letter received by her, containing danger is entirely over. I knew thy meaning the assertion that the Editors of Friends' Inbefore we came out of the other room ; and commend your care and caution.” With this he telligencer are in the habit of altering commuwas greatly pleased ; and so were the rest, when nications sent them to suit their own views, they came to know it.
thereby making the authors say what they could
at no time assent to, we feel it due to ourselves thoughts wbich might claim a just appreciation and the cause in which we are engaged, to en-in another garb. deavor to remove an impression as false as it is urjust. Now so far from meriting so grave a Died, on 5th day, the 27th ult., at his late residence charge, tre thought ourselves particularly careful in Upper Oxford Township, Chester Co., Pa., Fliuu
BARNARD, in the 60th year of his age, a member of in the criticisms deemed essential prior to pub- Pennsgrove Monthly and the Western Quarterly Meetlication, to change in no wise the sense of the ing, and an approved Minister in the Society of
Friends. His remains were interred on the 7ih day original. It is true we take the liberty to abbre- following, attended by a very large concourse of people viate, to avoid repetitions which in our judgment of the various denominations of professing Christians ;
after which a solemn meeting was held, wherein sevedetract from the strength or force of the subject, ral testimonies were borne to the virtues and exemand in a few iustances, where the meaning has plary deportment of the deceased, considering him an been obscure and liable to a different construction those who can testify they have
upright pillar in the church of Christ. And there are
been strengthfrom what we believed was designed, other words ened and encouraged in bebolding the reverential man
ner in which he sat in our religious assemblies, evihave been substituted which appeared to convey dently laboring to come into the Holy of Holies, in more clearly the views of the writer, and such order to hold communion with Him who is invisible.
That it is believed there are but few to whom the parts as have been of doubtful interpretation following language would be more applicable: Mark have been omitted altogether. We cannot call the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end to mind a solitary instance where the charge
of that man is peace.”
- On the 23d ult., at the residence of his father, preferred against us by the correspondent of our Camanche, Clinton Co., Iowa, Nathan, son of Joel friend could be sustained. We should, indeed, and Preparative Meetings, aged 21 years 10 months
and Sarah G. Lupton, formerly of Hopewell Monthly feel ourselves unworthy the confidence of the and 2 days. public if in any case we could plead guilty. We
PAUL'S SALARY. carefully guard our pages against anything which could have a tendency in our judgment to
At the meeting of the American Board, Dr. weaken or invalidate the testimony borne by the Bacon made a spicy allusion to this topic. PerSociety of Friends to the “Light Within," be as first stated by grand old Saurin. (Sermon
haps our readers would like to see the thought lieving this to be the prominent ground upon on 1 Cor. ix. 26, 27.) “It was in this light,
1 which all should stand that bear our name. We God set the ministry before Paul at first; I will have not wholly confined ourselves to the writings show him how great things he must suffer for of Friends, for it is ever gratifying to us to per- he must suffer for my name's sake! What a
my name's sake.
Show him how great things ceive this holy principle acknowledged in its motive to engage a man to undertake an office ? preserving and purifying influences, by others Now-a-days, in order to give a great idea of a without our pale; and when this has been the case church, it is said :— It has such and such ad. articles have sometimes been admitted even when vantages, so much in cash, so much in small they have contained some minor points with
titles, and so much in great titles. St. Paul
saw the ministry only as a path full of thorns which we did not unite and yet were not of suf- and briars, and he experienced, through all the ficient moment to reject the whole. The object course of his life, the truth of that idea which of their insertion we believe would be clear to was given him of his office. Hear the catalogue discerning minds. And now a word or two to
of his sufferings : Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
Thrice was I our contributors. If we have at any time beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I wounded by way of criticism or rejection we are suffered shipwreck, a night and a day have I sorry for it. The general good is our study. been in the deep. In journeyings often, in perils Acting, as we have trusted, without “ partiality of water, in perils of robbers, in perils by my and without hypocrisy.” If we thought we perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in
own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in could be rightly understood, we would like here perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren. to suggest, that some sentiments and feelings In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, which have been forwarded in measured lines, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold should be reproduced in prose. True poetry we lunger, thirst, fastings, nakedness, peril, per
and nakedness. What a salary for a minister! love, we value; but to comparatively few is this secution, death !" gift entrusted ; and except when it beams forth in purity and brightness, it renders valueless Death cannot kill what never dies.- Penn.
GEORGE STEPHENSON, THE RAILWAY ENGINEER. Į between Chatsworth and Chesterfield, which (Concluded from page 336.)
official was to receive twelve shillings a week!
He did not care for honours. Leopold made Robert Stephenson, worthy son of worthy him a Belgian knight, but the Chevalier never father, is said to have walked twenty times over wore the insignia. Knighthood was ultimately the land between London and Birmingham before offered him at home, but he refused the infliche was satisfied with his survey. The elder tion. Some one asked him what his ornamental Stephenson was justly proud of such a son, initials” were, for the purpose of appending whose inquiring mind he first found actively them to a dedication. “I have to state,” said employed when Robert—then very young-was, Mr. Stephenson, “that I have no flourishes to by means of a kite, engaged in drawing down electric sparks into the hinder quarters of his will be as well if you merely say. "George Ste
my name, either before or after; I think it His sire merrily called him phenson.' "a mischievous scoundrel,”—but the trick was
In his closing years he lived the life of a useone after the father's own heart.
ful, active country gentleman. He was never From the period of the opening of the Liver- idle. In the business of his colliery property, pool and Manchester Railway to 1840—when lime works, and in correspondence and audiences the elder Stephenson resolved to retire into with numerous persons who resorted to him for private life—there were few great railway under- advice or aid, he employed many hours. One takings in this country with which he was not thing troubled him in his garden: his cucumbers connected.
IIe was engaged, too, in many would grow crooked. They baffled all his atabroad. Up to the year last mentioned, he had tempts, till he clapped the growing vegetables many a battle to fight,—but he issued forth into glass cylinders, and produced them perfectly from his home, near Chesterfield, generally to straight. With this achievement he was deconquer. Cities spent countless wealth to keep lighted, and he was not less pleased when he the rail from them, and then spent more in beat the Duke of Devonshire in his pines. He bringing to their gates what they had denounced. was therewith no tuft-hunter. He was not the It was not till 1812, when the Queen began to man, when he dined with a baronet, to have a use the Windsor line, that the antipathies of the paragraph to that effect inserted in the papers. most prejudiced, except Col. Sibthorp, were When he did go, he was very acceptable comeffectually set at rest. Before that time, indeed, pany. Here he is at Sir Robert Peel's in 1845, he who had been accounted mad for getting so with Chantrey, Buckland, and Follett : fast in advance of the world, was stigmatized as “ Though mainly an engineer, he was also a “slow" by “professional men,” for asserting daring thinker on many scientific questions; and that a speed of above forty, or from that to fifty, there was scarcely a subject of speculation, or a miles an hour was not consistent with safety: department of recondite science, on which he 'He could construct an engine, he said, that should had not employed his faculties in such a way as complete one hundred miles an hour, but it to have formed large and original views. At would be practically useless. He also advocated Drayton the conversation often turned upon such level lines and the narrow gauge. He was be- topics, and Mr. Stephenson freely joined in it. loved by his pupils and assistants; and if bitter- On one occasion, an animated discussion took ness ever did find expression in him, it was when place between himself and Dr. Buckland on one he was assailed by opponents whose professional of his favorite theories as to the formation of education was esteemed by them as superior to coal. But the result was, that Dr. Buckland, a his training and experience, and on whom he much greater master of tongue-fence than Stemight have better afforded to expend his con- phenson, completely silenced him. Next morntempt than his wrath.
ing before breakfast, when he was walking in His retirement was only temporary, and even the grounds deeply pondering, Sir William Fol. then he was busy in promoting the carriage of lett came up and asked what he was thinking coals by railway, and other useful measures. about? “Why, Sir William, I am thinking Thirty years after he had been a worker in a over that argument I had with Buckland last pit at Newcastle, he travelled from that city to night. I know I am right, and that if I had London, behind one of his own locomotives, in only the command of words which he has, I'd nine hours. Liverpool gave him, or itself, a have beaten him.' Let me know all about it,' statue. Municipalities asked him to honour said Sir William, and I'll see what I can do for them by accepting “the freedom of the city.” you.' The two sat down in an arbor, where the Kings and Queens abroad sat down with him to astute lawyer made himself thoroughly acquainted hear him familiarly describe the geological form- with the points of the case; entering into it with ations of their kingdoms, and the English all the zeal of an advocate about to plead the
| Government, ever forward to recognize merit dearest interests of his client. After he had and to reward it, offered him a superb piece of mastered the subject, Sir William rose up, rabpatronage,—the right to appoint the postman I bing his hands with glee, and said, Now I am