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EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS. waiting for ability to worship. This sitting re
. PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,
newed that fellowship wbich is indeed the bond
of the saints' peace, and the harmony in service No. 324 South Fifth Street,
increased that cement which is as precious ointEvery Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay
ment sending forth a sweet savour.
We went. able in advance. Three copies sent to one address for to supper with Jean Christe, a Moravian, to Five Dollars.
whom we were recommended from Nieuried;
my mind was under some exercise about a pub-
miods being drawn into silence we found it a
people might feel as well as hear, but found it a
risit-peace evidently surrounding the dwel. May I learn increasingly to commit all into the ling: on parting I just remembered how Jacob divine hand ! was favored near the close of his life, and what “We proceeded from Lyons in a carriage boat worsh.p he performed leaning on his staff; after down the Rhone, passing many towns and vil. reviving which we left them in love.
lages, on the banks of this rapid river; landed “ 7th. Our men friends called on a few per- at Pont Esprit, and reached Nismes in the aftersons at a little distance from town, and in the noon of the 22nd; from whence we proceeded evening we all went to J. C.'s, where, after some next day to Congenies,* about three leagues distime, silence was procured, several young people tant. being present, to whom our minds were wrawn “On the coach stopping at a little inn where in the feeling of gospel solicitude, which we were we designed to alight, a large number of people enabled to evince; and although this season was surrounded us, some looking almost overcome a strange thing to, I believe, all, except our- with joy, others surprised, some smiling, but all -selves, what was said seemed well taken, and we behaving civilly. Our men friends alighting in felt peace in having yielded to this manifestation order to make arrangements for our reception, of duty.
left us women in the coach ; but such was the “ 8th. On a little comparing our feelings this covering with which my mind was then favored, morning, we thought it best to appoint a meet- that being a spectacle to thousands would have ing: many difficulties occurred, but at length seemed trifling to me-tears flowed from a reour friends J. and H. Brenan agreed to give us newed sense of unmerited regard, and the extena room in their house. It proved a deeply ex- sion of the love of the universal parent to His ercising season, though strength was mercifully children, spread a serenity not easily set forth. afforded to express the feelings that were raised; “We were desired to accompany some who but the opposition to this way of worship was, I joined us to a neighboring house, and the room believe, clearly felt to obstruct the stream from we entered was soon filled with persons, who, by running as it ctherwise might. Those called every testimony we could comprehend, rejoiced Inspirants have a great dislike to women's preach- in seeing us ; though many expressed their feel, ing, and our transgression in this respect, proba- ings only by tears. They reluctantly consented bly did not suit them; we however felt easy, and for the first night to our occupying three tolerathis little act of dedication tended to an in- bly commodious bed-chambers at the house of a crease of peace, and cleared the way for moving Protestant (but not one professing as they do,)
and we designed to engage these rooms, with “ 9th. Parted with our dear friends at Basle another for a kitchen, and hire a servant to atunder a sense of uniting love, and travelled tend on us : but before we were dressed next through a beautiful country, richly diversified morning, several of these affectionate poor woby nature and improved by art, to Geneva, where men carried off our trunks, &c., and on consultI was confined one day by illness at a poor inn : ing together we concluded it was best to yield to here we got an account of our friends J. Eliot the wishes of those we came to visit, resigning and A. Bellamy having arrived at Lyons. Though the personal convenience we might enjoy in being I was still greatly indisposed, we set forward on permitted to provide for ourselves. We therethe 16th, and travelled through almost incessant fore accepted apartments in two of their houses, raid to Chalons, a little French village, where and while these and their manner of cooking are we were indifferently entertained and lodged at very different to what we have ever been accusa very dirty inn. Next day we had a romantic tomed to, the belief that we are here in right di. ride between very high rocks and mountains, rection, smooths what would be otherwise hard strong torrents of water pouring with wonderful to bear. Their love for our company is such that rapidity, some not less than three bundred fect, they seldom leave us alone, and seem think with perpendicular and sloping falls—these emp- they cannot do enough to make us comfortable. tying themselves into a lake below, and thence A few buth of the men and women are seninto the Rhone. This scene of grandeur was sible, intelligent persons, with whom, could we rendered awful by remarkably loud claps of converse, some of us would be well pleased. thunder, and vivid flashes of lightning, which “ We are all aware, that speaking only through continued for some hours, accompanied by heavy an interpreter obstructs the stream of freedom, hail storms and rain. Through divine preserva- and yet I have thought that even this might have tion we got to a tolerable inn to sleep, and were its use, by tending to prevent too much converfavored to reach Lyons the evening of the 18th; sation, and thereby drawing their and our minds where the interview with our dear friends proved mutually comforting; and I had fresh cause for *Congenies is a small village in the department of thankfulness in finding several letters from my the Garde, where, and in the several adjacent places, beloved husband, conveying the intelligence of
a number of persons reside, who profess nearly the all being well. This, after suffering much from try, although they are not yet recognised as members
same principles as those held by Friends in this counanxiety about home, was humbling to my heart. I of our religious Society.
from that state of watchfulness, wherein receiv-| Father's love, she became desirous that others ing suitable supplies, we may be qualified prop- might come and taste of His goodness; she had erly to administer in due season to their wants. I learned that to obtain the crown, there must be
« « First day, 25th. Their meeting this morn- a submission to the cross of Christ, and by abiding ing was attended by between eighty and ninety in humility and self-denial she became qualified persons : soon after sitting down several of them to instruct others. Her gift in the ministry appeared strangely agitated, and no less than five was acknowledged about the year 1810. spoke one after another, partly in testimony and The following are extracts from memorandums partly in supplication, all sitting, except one man, left by her : who stood up, and expressed a little in humility « Oh! the fear I feel lest I should become and tenderness.
lukewarm and forget the God of my life. As it “We found that our safety was in getting to seems to be my lot to pass through many trials our own exercise, desiring, as ability was afford- and afflictions, I desire I may ever keep humble ed, that the right seed might rise into dominion, and low, begging of Him who is able to give me and the imaginations of the creature be brought patience to endure them without a murmuring into subjection : and though it was evident, that thought, believing all things will work together but few of them were acquinted with that silence, for the good of those who love and fear Him. wherein the willings and workings of nature are “0, thou most Holy One, be pleased, I pray
I reduced, and the still small voice, which succeeds Thee, to create in me a clean heart, and renew the wind and the fire, intelligibly heard, yet we a right spirit within me; yea, I crave it more were comforted in observing much of this emo- than corn, wine or oil; 0, Thou who art adoration subside, and the meeting was favored, ble in goodness, cleanse and purify my heart, so towards the conclusion, with a solemnity it wanted that I may become a clean vessel, fit for Thee to before; the people settling more into stillness, dwell in." while testimony and prayer went forth through She manifested a deep interest for the welfare G. D.
of our Society-a love for its principles and tes(To be continued.)
timonies was evinced by a daily concern for
their support, which did not abate in the decline THE OBJECT OF EDUCATION.
of life. Expressing, “ it seems to me I am soon
to leave, and if I could see more coming up and The true object of education is to give chil- filling these ranks in righteousness, how it would dren resources that will endure as long as life rejoice my spirit." endures; habits that time will ameliorate, not She was an affectionate mother, governing destroy; occupation that will render sickness her children in the spirit of love, and although tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable; life she witnessed the severing of that cord which more dignified and useful, and death less terri- bound some of them to earth, she murmured not ble.—[ Sydney Smith.
at the dispensation of Providence, but continued
her guardian care over the remainder of her A memorial concerning our Friend, Amy Dil- family, often, very often admonishing and enLINGHAM, from the Monthly Meeting of and in an observance of the discipline of our
couraging them to live in the fear of the Lord, Danby.
Society, which she believed would help to preAs the memory of our deceased friend remains serve them from many spares they might otherto be precious, and in the hope that a brief ac- wise fall into. count of her religious experience may prove an
With the concurrence of her friends she perincentive to others to lend a listening ear to the formed several religious visits to other Meetings, same Counsellor, who supported and directed her and the families composing them, administering through many afflictive dispensations, and brought consolation to the afflicted, and endeavoring to her to acknowledge the goodness of Israel's un- arouse those to greater dilligence who were restslumbering Shepherd.
ing as upon beds of ease. It was her practice She was the daughter of Abram and Deborah frequently, when in social gatherings, to seek Tucker, and was born the 15th of 9th month, for the harmonizing influence of heavenly love, 1775, at Shappaqua, Westchester County, N. Y. and after all were brought into solemn silence, Her parents were members of our religious So words have flowed from her lips, comparable to ciety, and were concerned to impress on the the distilling dew upon the tender plants to the minds of their children a love for its principles. refreshing thereof.
On the 20th of 11th month, 1794, she was We believe she was one to whom the parable united in marriage with Stephen Dillingham, would apply, both spiritually and temporally, after which they removed to Granville, and be. When I was an hungered ye gave me meat, came members of our Monthly Meeting, where thirsty and ye gave me drink, a stranger and ye she spent the remainder of her days.
took me in ;'' for from her beneficent hand many By yielding to the influence of her Heavenly have been made partakers of the good things of
A GOOD FATHER.
this life, as the destitute had a large claim upon it may not be out of place to mention here a her sympathy
circumstance he related, which I thought reShe was taken sick the 27th of 5th month, markable, he apprehended himself called upon 1856 : her disorder was paralysis, which for a by Unerring Wisdom, to go to a certain house time deprived her of the power of speech; but where he had no knowledge of the people, and on a partial recovery from this state she appeared have an interview with a woman. The undertaksensible, and seemed desirous of feeling a greater ing appeared so formidable that he greatly shrank, assurance, when time should be no more with and he suffered extremely ere he submitted. He her, of entering into that city that needeth not proceeded to the house and made known his the light of the sun or the moon to enlighten it; errand to the husband, with which he readily which in due time was granted, and a clear evi- coincided, and after delivering what he esteemed dence furnished; in allusion to which, she says, a gospel message to her, she told him he had “ I have prayed oftener than the morning to providentially come upon an errand of mercy to know whether there is a place prepared for me, save her soul from perdition as she had been but have not been favored to see until now; but contemplating means to destroy herself for some now I know there is a seat all clear and white. I time, so intense had been the exercise of her wish you could all see what I see.” While able mind on the subject of the “ atonement." to speak, much salutary counsel was given to O, that we may all be faithful to manifested those present, who witnessed her exemplary duty, that our latter end may be as his. patience through great bodily suffering. She Sandy Spring, Sth mo. 30th, 1857. often expressed, There is not a cloud in my way, and in an ecstacy of joy said, Do not hold me, do not keep me; and after giving a message, she said, My work is done. She continued until the One evening, as the wind was raging and 16th of 8th month, 1856, when she yielded her howling with terrible force, shaking the house, spirit in calm resignation, aged about 81 years. and making timid people tremble for fear of fire
or other aceidents that might befall them, a Communicated for Friends' Intelligencer.
number of grown persons were complaining of The recent announcement of the demise of the wakeful and restless nights they had endured Gilbert Dickinson, of Harford County, Md., to during the recent winter storms. me was very unexpected, and it has suggested
A little boy who had listened unalarmel, with some profitable reflections to my mind. "Three a sweet beaming trust in his face, said, in his months have scarcely elapsed, since at our Quar- turn: "I sleep so well and sound because I bave terly Meeting I made his valuable acquaintance, got such a good father. I know he would not and although apparently ripe for immortality, let anything happen to me. If the house would * his appearance promised years of usefulness catch fire, he would take me right up in his among his fellow-men. How forcibly I am re- arms and run down stairs with me, and I'd be minded of the uncertainty of life, and the fleeting
safe." passage of every sublunary enjoyment! Here This went to my heart, and rebuked the fears there is nothing permanent; we may make calcu- of those who tremble and toss upon restless pillations in our human wisdom, and speculate lows, when he who holds the wind in his fist is upon the rearing of Babels in which to secure their Father and Friend. The remark of that ourselves for a season, but ere our plans have dear boy has taught me a lesson which I hope to been carried into execution, the foundation remember. When I
to his bedside after he threatens an overthrow, and reminds us of the has been asleep for hours, and see his ruddy inportance of seeking an establishment upon cheeks and clustering ringlets, and watch his that rock, which, when assailed by adverse winds peaceful, innocent expression, and listen to his and tumultuous storms, remains immutable.
gentle breathings, knowing, as well I do, that Previous to meeting with our friend, I had he is a timid child, often flying with fear from spent a considerable time of retirement, and as trifling causes of alarm, then I feel how deep we are socially constituted, I had felt a yearning and pervading must be his trust in his father's desire to commingle with some of the dedicated loving heart and strong arms, to cause such servants, who travel up and down the earth in dreamless slumbers amid howling winds and promulgation of the gospel, and the company of storms. Cannot the experienced Christian learn that father in Israel seemed indeed Providen a lesson even from a babe's lips ? Ought we tial. I was strengthened and encouraged by an
not to rest peacefully amid causes of alarm, beinteresting account of his long religious ex
“ have got such a good Father ?" perience, he spoke in feelings of tearful gratitude of the rich bounties in which he had been permitted to participate as an unfailing requital
And though age wearies by the way
And hearts break in the furrow, for the yielding of implicit obedience to Divine
We'll sow the golden grain to-dayrequisitions of duty. He was singularly led, and
The harvest comes to-morrow.
For Friends' Intelligencer.
“So is every one that is born of the spirit,” “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou quickened and made alive in Christ, “The wishearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell dom and power of God,” governing, guiding, and whence it cometh, or whither it goeth, so is every directing their aspirations and duties through one that is born of the spirit.”
this eventful scene; this breath of the Almighty This great truth, given forth by God's highest is indeed pleasant and refreshing, and the lanmessenger, has been most solemnly impressed guage is, " Awake, 0, north wind, and come upon niy mind by witnessing a rush of the airy thou south, and blow upon my garden, that the element, with an instructive view of branches spices thereof may flow out, that the odors of a waving, and leaves turning and twirling every prayerful, hopeful spirit may be diffused, as the possible way, while the trunks remained unmoved, oil of joy to the mournful and sorrowing, or the
now all has passed by and a sweet calm ensues. beauty promised instead of ashes.
“So is every one that is born of the spirit.” impurities cleansed, all self-assumings laid low. All within is stirred by an unseen influence; a Then this one body composed of many members voice is heard, but at first the mind can hardly all jointly fitted and united together, will stand realise or comprehend, that it is the voice of the forth, “ All glorious within ;” arrayed in clothing eternal one inviting home the soul that has long of wrought gold, and raiment of needle work. been lost in a maze of self-indulgence. New en- God being her father she may justly be called ergies are awakened; the time has come to change the daughter of the eternal King, and heir of all its course of thought and action ; it yields to the things.
S. H. conviction that this is not its rest, that higher
From “Hopes and Helps." ends and aims and purposes must be embraced and pursued until attained, or else her being, possessions and enjoyments will be incomplete. We are social beings, made to assist and en. * Nor will the great Creator receive bis due till all courage each other, as well as for mutual pleasare freely offered up in sacrifice.
Now every ure.
If we each stood alone, apart from all othrest is broken, the heavens and earth are shaken ers, like an isolated iceberg, and sought only our and removed, former plans are reduced to noth- own happiness in a selfish, unamiable state of ing, castles become prostrated, all systems built mind and course of conduct, how cheerless and uprooted, all our works are sifted, our thoughts forlorn would be our lives. tried, and everything that can be moved is in Little should we know of the real joys of soul, commotion ; here the arm of flesh is insufficient, the solid bliss of life which we might possess by and in the alarm which a view of sudden destruc. obedience to the dictates of our social nature. tion occasions, the soul turns to its all-merciful Advice, instruction, and encouragement are the Benefactor and cries for assistance-"Save, Lord, best offerings of friendship to the young. And we perish. Then is relief found, for that power not the least of these is encouragement. With both wind and waves obey; the word spoken by all its ambition and activity, youth is faintHim whose visitations have thus quickened the hearted. It wants courage--calm, steady, moral soul's energies, " Peace, be still,” inspires faith courage-to go out in pursuit of its objects with in his mercy, and power to forgive and trans- a fearless confidence of success. Everywhere form, and all is calm.
we find youth desiring good that it despairs of This is regeneration. Old things are done attaining. One's ambition is fired with the glory away, all things become new, and all of God, of a finished education, but he despairs of ever and though a blast from omnipotence has passed attaining bis object, and so plods on in some unover, nothing valuable is injured, the wheat is genial calling, miserable and almost useless to safely garnered, the chaff only removed. Every society, without pursuing steadily and perserepower thus rightly bent becomes stronger than ringly his object. Another covets a profession, before ; the desires are elevated above trifles, but despairs, and gives up from the same cause. and directed objects worthy of attention and Another would be a merchant, but has not courpursuit, because originated by the divine life age to attempt what is the sole end of his ambiwithin, an ever-living, active principle, and when tion. Another would be a Christian in the high carried out in practice, bring the “ hundred- moral sense of that word, but the ideal of his fold” promised to such as fulfil the higher duties. I holy ambition is so far above him that he de