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man's house, but we were about setting off, and know not that I can do justice either to my declined the invitation in consequence. feelings, or the sight my eyes were saluted with:

“ This meeting recompensed us well for our the silence that prevailed, the solidity of the little pains in getting to it, and I trust some mistresses and children, and the sense of good were helped on their way: however we felt melting into an humble admiration, only to be relieved, and renewedly encouraged to trust in expressed in such language, as, the one half was the unfailing arm of divine support. As we not told me. The view of the boys afterwards left the Island, many at their doors spoke kindly was attended with similar feelings, and as our to us, and our hearts and lips could affection- time was limited, it seemed best to desire the ately say farewell.

whole family might be collected. Several The 11th and 13th we were at Alton and Friends from Sheffield and other places were Staines, week-day meetings, and on the evening present, and I believe all, in some measure, of the latter reached London, which seemed to young and old, bowed under an awful sense of be the proper port to re-ship for another the divine presence, which indeed administered voyage.”

life, and excited thankful returns of praise to “We remained in the city over first day, Him who is for ever worthy. This one season attending Peel Meeting in the morning, and was worth a long journey, and the feeling of Gracechurch street in the afternoon, at each of sweet peace while under the roof, accepted as a which there was an affecting instance of mor- precious pledge to our minds of the Lord's tality presented to our view: in the forenoon gracious regard towards this extraordinary Instithe remains of a young woman named Boyle tution, which is surely stamped with holy approwere taken into meeting, and at Gracechurch bation, and will, I doubt not, be a blessing to street those of Mary, the wife of Thomas Wag- future generations. I felt regret at being staffe ; both seasons were low and mostly silent. obliged to leave Ackworth so soon, but our prosIn the evening we attended the Meeting for pects precluded a longer tarriance. Ministers and Elders, for the Peel Monthly “We proceeded to York, in company with a Meeting, which was held at the School and large number of Friends, meeting with a cordial Work house, and proved a time of renewed reception from William Tuke and his excellent strength; for though the communing was sad, wife. The Quarterly Select Meeting was held I was thankful for the belief that our gracious that evening, and largely attended from differMaster approved it by joining Himself to the ent parts of this county, as well as by strangers; little company, and affording a portion of food dear Esther Tuke was beautifully concerned in which could be travelled in the strength of, for the line of close doctrine in this sitting, and I a little while, if not many days.

ventured to drop the little fragment out of my .“ We left London about one o'clock on small basket. second day, the 17th of the 9th mo..

“ 4th day. The meeting for worship was “We were weary and exhausted upon reach- very large, and several living testimonies were ing Sheffield, seventh day, but attended both borde: the meetings for discipline were held by meetings on first. That in the morning was a adjournment till fifth day noon; and the last season of very close exercise, but I think owned sitting especially was one of solemnity, wherein with a good degree of the overshadowing of precious fellowship was renewed, and the condivine power, under which humbling influence cluding meeting in the afternoon might, I hope, there was a moving in the line of apprehended be accounted one of worship. Several young duty, so that relief of mind was obtained, and I ministers appeared sweetly in their Master's hope a little profitable instruction sealed on cause, and that mother in Israel, Esther Tuke, some present. The number was very large, at was also well engaged. After these offerings, both sittings, the latter heavy and laborious : we M. Proud rose, and beautifully began what I drank tea at William Fairbank's, where a expected would be an enlarged testimony, but season of solemn retirement ensued, and after after standing only about ten minutes in gospel supper at our lodgings, we were again sweetly authority, she closed in the very spot that one invited to inward attention by the spreading of of the poorest sisters was dipped into, so the the holy wing; and ability to perform spiritual sentence remained, as it were, to be finished; worship, was, I believe, renewedly experienced and whether rightly concluded by me or not, is by several then assembled, to whom encourage- not my place to determine; but I trust the wing ment was administered still to maintain the of heavenly love overshadowed some minds, and warfare in faith : this was the crowning of a that this separating season was a fresh confirmalaborious day.

tion that gracious regard is continued to a “24th. Our kind friend, John Barlow, took church so abundantly favored as ours has been E. P. and me in a chaise to Ackworth, where, and still is. with several other Friends we arrived to tea.- “After parting with many Friends who had When the children were summoned to supper been made renewedly dear to us, we reinained we went to look first at the girls, and here Il in this hospitable mansion (William Tuke’s) not

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THE MARK OF THE CHRISTIAN. has been afresh led to feel after the right way to move hence, and I hope a little light hath tires, to hinder or advance the Gospel of Christ,

Every large religious society has representashown upon our proceeding on second day to Leeds, where a meeting is appointed to be held in every quarter of the Globe; a representative

none the less real, and it may be, in some rethat afternoon. " When this conclusion was

spects more effectual, because it is informal. come to, the

Our sons or brothers go from us and tread the weight of another matter, respecting which I had been feeling, so increased that it seemed in with the sallow swarms that pour through

busy walks of Paris or London. They mingle best to mention the prospect of having a public the streets of Calcutta and Smyrna. meeting in this place, (York); W. and E. Tuke on the islands in the Gulf, or sail from point to

They land feelingly entered into the concern, saying they point along the furthest South American shores, bad expected it, which felt encouraging to my and wherever they go they carry an influence mind. The meeting with Friends on first day for or against Christianity. Members of a morning was a season of liberty honestly to Christian Church now reside on a little island labor, and at five o'clock a very large number of in the midst of the Atlantic sea. Beyond the those not professing with us gave us their com- lakes and mountains of the West, may be those pany, the house being nearly filled. A covering who have come up to the house of God in your of solemnity early prevailed, under which there was an engagement to approach the throne of company; for there are those who have gone up

in mine. “What impression did he leave ?" grace, and supplicate for ability acceptably to asked, of one who had followed in the track of a a worship, after which dear Esther Tuke explained friend, in his travels in the far East. The anthe doctrines of truth with great clearness and authority, and I trust there was an endeavor,

swer was, “Every where, where he had been,

was the mark of the Christian : in Syria, and upon the part of each of us, to move in the order of our respective courses, whereby the harmony with whomsoever he held converse, he left the

Egypt, among the Mahomedans and the Jews, of gospel labor was maintained ; and through mark of the Christian.” Christian character is merciful assistance the meeting terminated well,

a thing that always leaves its mark. B. leaving upon our minds a humbling sense of gracious and unmerited regard.

• We had a sweet season of retirement in the evening with the little flock at our comfortable

“ Every Scribe which is instructed into the kingquarters; they are a lovely set of girls, and dom of Heaven, is like a man that is a householder, favored with great advantages, in being under that brings out of his treasury things new and old.” the superintendence of such friends as W. and Things as high as the heavens above, things E. Tuke.

from the depths beneath, things pertaining to “We paid a very interesting visit to our the phenomena of this world's interests and valuable friends, Lindley and Hannah Murray; duties, relations and exercises-the bearings he is in a debilitated state of health, having whereof tend to fix the destinies in a future been for a long time unable to walk or stand state. “Such as we sow, such shall we reap,” upright, except at a few intervals ; at present are words of deep meaning, and we realise his speech is so affected that he only whispers ; their truth in every day life. It is, therefore, yet he looks well, and has a countenance well for us to reflect, that here our work is to be that would cheer one, indicating where he done. Trials are permitted to prove our dwells, and what consolation is the source of his strength, discouragements allotted to test our support. He cannot now attend meetings, but faith, crosses presented to try our patience, and rejoices to see his friends, as they well may to privations administered to teach us lessons of see him, for indeed it felt to me that the Son of submission to ministrations adverse to our Peace was there, and had sanctified those dis- wishes, that we may learn self control and self pensations which would otherwise be hard to sacrifice, willingly acquired in the dispensations bear. In a season of retirement after tea, we of an all-wise Creator. To be well instructed in were favored to experience true Christian fellow- the things of the kingdom, and to become ship, and our intercourse was attended with feel. adepts in a school where lessons of obedience ings which are precious even in the retrospect." | are taught, we have only to put ourselves (To be continued.)

under the care of him in whom are hid all the Consider in how many ways Christian useful. rich treasures of wisdom and understanding; all ness is promoted when love prevails among be- are invited: Come learn of me, no money is lievers, and what sad effects follow when they wanted, attention only is required; no distincact alone, and in a contrary spirit.

tions are made, all are admitted and freely

taught how to act their part well as individuals, His hand the good man fastens on the skies, and in this is comprised the highest interests of and bids earth roll, por feels her idle whirl-Young. I the whole mass of mankind, both in Church and

State, and all the varied relations and communi- | man is put into a passion, he may

be confounded, ties that associate in carrying out the designs of but not convinced : for passion is as a searching the Author of our being.

fire without light, it suspends the understanding, “I am meek and lowly in heart,” says this and obstructs the way to it, so that it cannot be great instructor, “yet I possess an inexhausti- gained upon, or informed : which ought to be ble store of information, needful for intelligent the true aim, in all conferences and reasonings beings, and most willingly will I impart to all, in matters of religion ; else all will end in vain lessons adapted to their capacity, easy to be and uuprofitable jangling, contrary to the nature understood, and though simple, they expand of the thing they reason about, and displease and enlarge the perceptions; bringing at once the Holy One, and end in trouble. But two or before the mind's eye things past and present, three times, at most, in the course of my life, and things material and immaterial, things temporal occasional occurrences in some low cases with and spiritual. So wisely classifying and arrang- meaner opponents, in too hasty engagements in ing the great diversity with which we have to my own strength, and off my full guard, my do, that a most beautiful order and harmony is mind hath been ruffled ; and though I have preserved throughout.

gained the point by force of argument, from the A scribe notes down every item, is careful to principle of reason only, and not from the prin. keep accounts correctly, lets nothing slip lest loss ciple of Divine Truth, yet have not had that be sustained ; hence the old and the new are peace and satisfaction of mind which is to be accessible, and he can bring them out in their found in the virtue of Truth alone. And this turn with confidence; having been true to the has also taught me to be totally silent, and some trust reposed in him—having received and im- times even insulted by ignorance, as if I had proved the instructions given him.

nothing to say; till the power and virtue of His kingdom is within, it is a heaven to him, truth bath arisen in my mind, and then it hath for the King of kings sways his sceptre there— never failed, by its own light and evidence, to and in the things pertaining to it, he is well support its own cause and justify me. instructed—the treasury is all his own, but con- After this I had Divine peace and consolation trolled by his counsellor that stands inspector, in my mind for some time, and was mercifully neither admitting nor giving out currency that favored with the living bread from above daily; has not his stamp upon it; all of this character and I went constantly to meetings of Friends, whether new or old enriches the possessor, and where, in a state of silence, my heart was frethough it passes often from one to another, and quently tendered and broken by the divine intimes innumerable, it still retains its excellency fluence of the powerful Truth, to my unspeakand its full value, while every one that receives able satisfaction ; a holy pleasure and enjoyment, or imparts it

, is benefitted; thus adding to, in which the world or anything therein can never stead of diminishing from, what has been given afford. And our meetings in the North in in trust, and is to be accounted for. “ Thou those days were frequently broken and melted in oughtest to have put my money to the exchang. silence, as well as under a powerful and living ers, then at my coming I should have received ministry, by the word ; which gave me occasion mine own with

usury.'

;" Could this solemn sometimes to remember another saying in my truth be realized by all, there would be no idlers written piece before mentioned, (page 18 of the in the market-place.

Journal, and 345 of the Intelligencer,) “ He S. H. gave me joy which no tongue can express, and

peace which passeth understanding. In the mean time my father began a little to relent,

and admit some Friends come to my (Continued from page 459.)

chamber to see me; and he was brought by From henceforth I was easy as to everything degrees into a pretty low state of mind : and any of that sort could say: And divers disputes one day, as I was sitting by him, he read in a I have had with many of them since, in other book entitled “Clerk's Lives,” &c., (as I reparts of the world; but never began any contro-member,) when I observed his tears to drop versy, being always on the defensive side; and upon the book ; but he did not know that I per. rarely entered upon any point in question with ceived it, and after he had wiped his face, he any sect, till I knew the divine truth over all in turned toward me, and said, " I see there have my own mind, and my will subjected by it. been in former times, as great fools as you, to And my next care usually was, not to provoke leave their friends and preferments in the world my opponent; for, by keeping him calm, I had for their opinions in religion.” his own understanding, and the measure of But he did not remain long in this condition, grace in him, for Truth, and my point, against for the spirit of the world began to work another the error he contended for; and my chief aim way. Some of his acquaintance discoursing generally hath been, to gain upon people's un- with him concerning me, (as I was for a time derstandings for their own good. But when a frequently a subject of common conversation)

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one day told him, we know your son very well ; father, to close my eyes from all worldly views, though young, he's no fool : you know the and to stop my ears forever from hearkening to Quakers are an opulent people, and their prin- any preferments there, and being furnished ciples lead them to refuse the payment of tithes with a full resolution in my mind to decline the to the clergy; which together with other oppo- practice of the law, though the only thing sitions they meet with from one or other, occa- designed as a means of life; accordingly, the sions many lawsuits, and much business : and next persons who came to employ me in business as they favor one another in all things, particu- of that kind, I refused in my father's presence, larly in trade and the like, you'll see he'll have and told them in his hearing that I should not as much business soon, as any man in England; undertake business of that kind any more. and will be well paid without question."

Upon this the load went off my mind; but This temptation being skilfully adapted, took from that time my father's countenance was immediately with him, and entered very deep, changed towards me, and his behaviour quite the ill effects whereof quickly appeared. For he another thing, often asking me with a supercisoon got from under that humble state of mind lious brow how I expected to live in the world ? and tenderness he had in some degree ex- as if he had feared I should have become a dead perienced ; and though his countenance seemed charge upon him. very open and cheerful towards me, yet it was This temptation being overcome, another from that wrong ground and worldly view; quickly followed. The world had formed a false which greatly loaded and oppressed my mind; notion in those days, that our ministers, like for as I clearly perceived, the practice of the law, their priests, were well paid by the Society for and to be frequently in the suits and contests of preaching, and generally grew rich by 'that the world, would be inconsistent with divine means; they not knowing of any reasonable peace in my own mind, expose me to many motive to such an undertaking, but lucre only; temptations, and confine me so that I could not and some having told my father that such and follow the Lord in that way wherein I under- such ministering Friend, whom he knew, went stood he was leading me, and purposed to bring often abroad preaching, and as often brought me forward ; that is, not only in sanctification home good sums of money, and that his son and justification, for my own salvation, but also being ingenious would soon learn to preach in a public ministry of that holy and powerful among them, get money and become rich too; word of life, by which the Lord of his own free this seemed to take some hold, and he would will and grace, had called me: and to that end now and then pass a joke upou me about it; I knew was working in me qualifications suit- but I being silent for some years after, it afforded ing his own purpose thereby; and therefore my him no great hopes of my livivg by it. secret concern was, how to get rid of that great

And this I think proper to remember here, and dangerous obstruction, well knowing it that though I had no more dislike to priests than would very much oppose my father's views, to others as men, yet, when any of them and I heightened as aforesaid, and I was loath to offend happened to come into the same company or him ; but had no concern, prospect or doubt, place, they usually fell into some visible disthen as to a way of living in the world. And, order and uneasiness, though I said nothing to on the other hand, to offend the Lord by neglect occasion it, which I took, therefore, to arise or disobedience was justly to forfeit his mercy from å prepossession_and general prejudice and favor, and cancel the seal of the covenant and enmity against Friends, supposing them of life, depending on my part upon persever, enemies to their persons, as to their errors.ance in moral righteousness, and a faithful And particularly one of them coming occasionfuture obedience to his holy calling : for, where ally into a place where I was, all of a sudden, the word of God is given, and becomes a law of and in a confused manner, without any occasion life, and an immediate director, disobedience in given to lead to it, cried out, "you deny the that case is of a high nature, and more imme. resurrection.” I replied that he had not heard diately attended with the sensible and dreadful me say anything on that subject. Then, said condemnation of this immortal law, thus minis- he, “ the people you have joined yourself to tered, than for the neglect of any moral com- deny it." I replied, “I did not understand mand mediately administered to mankind, they denied the resurrection, and that Christ, to whilst yet in a natural and rational state only. prove the resurrection, adduced that scripture, *

Duty to the Almighty, and the will and ter- where it is written, but as touching the resurrene views of my natural parent, becoming rection of the dead, have ye not read that which opposite, I remained not long in suspense what was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the to do; for as through grace I had been enabled God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the to take

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the cross of Christ in confessing his God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, holy name, in the dispensation of God to his but of the living. If, then, Abraham, Isaac

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and Jacob had attained the resurrection of the grace, and what he said before the Almighty dead in Christ's sense of the resurrection, and and the company so very lately, giving thanks yet the body of those saints then remained in for his creation, redemption, sanctification, &c., the earth, something else must be meant by the and so very quickly after to fall into such resurrection of the dead than terrene bodies.”— behaviour, as did not consist with sanctification Then said the priest, “ I believe that Abraham, and redemption, denoted his very great insensi

1 &c. did arise, not only to a state of righteous- bility of the import of his own words. ness in this life, but also to a state of glory in

(To be continued.) heaven after his death.” Then said 1, since he attained a first and second resurrection, he completed that state without the resurrection of

For Friends' Intelligencer. this earthly bouy, for of a third resurrection we To the youthful period of life no small importread not, and of a second by implication only,” lance is attached, for early impressions are lasting. and so the matter ended. And from that time A right beginning is a great advance towards a we became acquainted and intimate so long as right end, while one wrong step in the outset I remained in the country.

often opens the way to others not then seen, Another time there came a priest into the which end in sorrow and affliction. This was company where I was, and I being silent, and exemplified by one formerly, who, when warned the rest cheerful in their way, he being a wanton, of the evil he would one day commit, exclaimed, airy man and a little in drink, observing me, i “ Is thy servant a dog that he should do this cried out in a scofing manner, “what have we thing ?" yet in aftertime committed the very got here, one of the holy brethren ?” I re- evil which before he so much abhorred. No one turned, “What! art thou a teacher of the who disregards the true Guide can promise thempeople, and scoffest at holiness ? what canst thou selves how far astray they may be carried. teach, since thou art void of a qualification The young mind is tender and susceptible, indispensably necessary to that work ?” Upon hence the peculiar care which is necessary, that which he became so uneasy and downcast, that it may receive not wropg, but right impressions, he could no longer stay in the room, but went and that it be kept within proper bounds. All, off troubled. And that night, being from home, have something to do for themselves, to make I lodged with another priest, (at his house,) their way prosperously through the world, and with whom I was acquainted, a sober, religious some things cau never be done to so great man, where I was kindly entertained, and had advantage as in youth; among these are the fol. no occasion of offence, either by himself or any lowing: to prosecute industriously some useful of his family.

employment; to institute and maintain selfAgain, having been concerned in writing a government; to observe the truth on all occasettlement for a gentleman, upon the marriage sions; to respect the aged and the good; to of his daughter, and at his house in the country avoid the company of such as are of vain, idle, on that occasion ; after the ceremony was over, or loose habits, and conversation ; to make and dinner upon the table, the priest said what choice of such books as are calculated to impart they call grace; wherein he gave thanks for useful knowledge, and to imbue the mind with their creation, redemption, sanctification, &c., to the love of piety and virtue.; to manifest feelwhich I paid no respect

, keeping on my hat all ings of kindness and tenderness to all, even to the time, because it was a dead form; and that the brute creation ; and lastly, to shun no necesneither the priest himself nor any of his com- sary sacrifice to keep a clear conscience, as this pany seemed to have any real sense of what he lies at the foundation of all moral and religious said.

improvement and enjoyment. As soon as dinner was over, a fiddler began to How much interest is taken at the present day, play, and up started the priest, and taking one in ascertaining the best methods of cultivating of the young women by the hand, fell a dancing the earth, and causing it to produce abundantly, very merrily. But I being in the room, and and how has the attention given to the subject under heaviness, some others of the company been crowned with marked success. But how could not take all the liberty the occasion called much more worthy of cultivation is the mind of for, in their way; and expecting I would not man; is it not susceptible of improvement alstay long, forebore. Nor could the priest make most without limit? All well directed labor bemuch of his dance, for the load upon my mind stowed here ensures the most ample returns, and was to be left among them before I departed, yet how much less care is thus bestowed than is and I only waited a proper occasion, which was given to the occupation pursued for a livelihood : soon offered, for the priest's dance going on this should not be. Solomon, one of the wisest heavily, he left it, and came to me where I was of men, clearly saw the lasting benefit resulting sitting quiet, and would have had me dance to the youth from receiving correct impressions with one of the young women. Then I took the and forming good habits. llence his memorable opportunity to tell him that I had observed his exhortation, “ Train up a child in the way he

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