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** A shikaree (native hunter) has just come his nearer acquaintance. Now for the coup de into camp to say that a young bullock was carried grace, fire away! and as he spoke he leaned off yesterday, and is lying half eaten in the jun- forward to take a deliberate aim, when suddenly gle about a mile from this place : so at last, my the front of the howdah gave way, and, to my boy, I shall have the pleasure of introducing you horror, Slingsby was precipitated over the eleto a real live tiger.'

phant's head into, as it seemed to me, the very " Before we had breakfast the great man of the jaws of the tiger. A fierce growl, and a supneighbourhood, Rajah somebody or other, made pressed cry of agony, proved that the monster his appearance on his elephant, attended by a had seized his prey, and I had completely given train of tawnies, who were to undertake the my friend up for lost, when the elephant, alagreeable duty of beating. Not being considered though greatly alarmed, being urged on by the

. fit to take care of myself--a melancholy fact of mahout, took a step forward, and, twisting his which I was only too conscious—it was decreed trunk round the top of the young tree, bent it that Slingsby and I should occupy the same down across the loins of the tiger, thus forcing howdah. Accordingly, at the time appointed, the tortured animal to quit his hold, and affordwe mounted our elephant; and, having a formid- ing Slingsby an opportunity of crawling beyond able array of guns handed up to us, we started. the reach of its teeth and claws. Forgetting my

“ As my companion, and indeed every one own fears in the imminence of my friend's else concerned in the matter, evidently considered danger, I only waited till I could get a shot at it completely as a party of the utmost pleasure, the tiger, without running the risk of hurting and seemed to be prepared to enjoy themselves, Slingsby, and then fired both barrels at its head, I endeavoured to persuade myself that I did and was lucky enough to wound it mortally. so too; and, consoled by the reflection that if the The other sportsmen coming up at the moment, tiger had positively eaten half a bullock yester- the brute received his quietus, but poor Slings

a day afternoon, it never could be worth his while by's arm was broken where the tiger had seized to scale the back of our elephant and run the risk it with his teeth, and his shoulders and chest of being shot for the sake of devouring me, I felt were severely lacerated by its claws, nor did he rather bold than otherwise. After proceeding entirely recover the shock for many months, for some distance through the jungle, our ele- And this was my first introduction to a royal phant, who had hitherto conducted himself in a tiger. I saw many of them afterwards, during very quiet and gentlemanly manner, suddenly the time I spent in India, but I can't say I ever raised his trunk, and trumpeted several times—a had much liking for their society." sure sign, as the mahout informed us, that a tiger was somewhat close at hand. * * Now, then, Frampton,' cried my com

For Friends' Review. panion, cocking his double-barrel, • look out!'

QUERIES FOR WOMEN FRIENDS. ** For squalls,' returned I; 'finishing the tence for him. •Pray, is there any particular part they like to be shot in ? whereabouts shall I Is it the care of all Friends to be frequent in reading aim?'

the Holy Scriptures; and do those who have children, **Where you can,' replied Slingsby; •be

servants, and others under their care, train them up ready, there he is ;' and, as he spoke, the long

in the practice of this religious duty ? grass about a hundred yards in front of us was

Is it your earnest care to read gently agitated, and I caught a glimpse of what

The Bible for your daily need ?

By watchfulness towards those around, appeared a yellow and black streak moving Are children in this practice found ? swiftly away in an opposite direction. Tally Do

you those gospel truths impart, ho!' 'shouted Slingsby, saluting the tiger with

Which warm and stimulate the heart ? both barrels.

That God's own precepts may engage An angry roar proved that the shots had taken effect, and in another moment a

An earnest search, from youth to age ?

Do Friends their household servants train, large tiger, lashing his sides with his tail, and his The frequent duty to maintain ? eyes glaring with rage, came bounding towards That Holy Scripture may be brought

To occupy their daily thought ? ** Now, what's to be done ?' exclaimed I

And all within your circle share

The influence of maternal care ? • if you had but left him alone, he was going 0! in this solemn, sacred charge, away as quietly as possible.'

Responsibilities are large. .: Slingsby's only reply was a smile, and,

a ,

Is it your anxious prayer each day, seizing another gun, he fired again. On re

To know God's will, and to obey ;

To read this book, (of books the best,) ceiving this shot, the tiger stopped for a moment, And bring each motive to its test ? and then, with a tremendous bound, sprang To ask His counsel ? and that light towards us, alighting at the foot of a small tree, Which turns our blindness into sight ? not a yard from the elephant's head.

Friends! it is faith in Christ alone * • 'That last shot crippled him,' said my com

Gives access to the Father's throne :

Birthright!. profession! never can panion, or we should have had the pleasure of Give the new birth to fallen man:




Another nature must be given

Or, to whatever you aspire, If we would taste the joys of Heaven.

The brute may claim a station higher, May He, who can your labours crown,

0! fee from every bait of sense! And send the Holy Spirit down,

Shun the wide gulf intemperance ! Fresh from His own exhaustless vine,

And when your passions bear the sway, Change all your water into wine:

Retire alone to weep and pray. And cause the fruits of faith and love

The Tempter knows your weakest part; To ripen for the courts above.

Well he can ply his subtle art: The Bible brings that gospel sound

But with the mighty Saviour near, In which the sinner's hope is bound,

You need not fall, you need not fear. And speaks to every tongue and nation,

And when in smaller things, the mind
Hear, and accept the great salvation.

Is to superfluous wish inclined,
Do you pause well, and weigh the cost

By which simplicity is lost ?

Does every Female lead refrain

From things extravagant and vain ? Are Friends faithful in bearing our Christian testi

Or does intemperate care betray, mony against receiving and paying tithes, priest's

And speak you Marthas of your day? demanuls, and those called Church Rates ?

Now, if you can the means afford Are you by faithful conduct led,

To spread your hospitable board, When priests demand to share your bread ?

Still let your moderation tend When those who bind themselves to prcach,

To prove the humble-minded Friend. Rob you, the flocks they never teach?

Think how those luxuries, which are found And when you are by rates oppress'd,

Where pride and wealthiness abound, Which put your conscience to the test,

Might haply feed, or store the shelves Do you, for Jesus' sake, refuse

Of those as worthy as yourselves. The property they wish to use ?

Dear Friends! in this degenerate day, And do you meet the bold restraint

Turn back, and seek the narrow way, With silence ? or subdued complaint ?

And let your Christian sigu unfurled When various things of household store

Be “ seli denial,” not the world. Are captured to be seen no more,

The Tempter will your power defy; And goods with which you grieve to part

But if you keep your standard high, Are offered at the public mart

Cleaving to Christ with steadfast mind,
Do you, dear Friends, by Christian grace,

You still may say, “ Get thee behind.”
With meekness all these hardships face?
'Tis when humble faith is given
To wait the sure redress from Heaven :

MARRIED, on Fifth-day, the 30th of 9th month From Holy Writ new strength to take

last, at Friends' Meeting-house, East Vassalboro', When you are wrong'd for conscience sake. Maine, John JONES, son of Abel Jones, of China, 'Tis well to search the sacred page,

Maine, to Lydia, daughter of Daniel Runnels, of For deeds of apostolic age,

the same town.
That all your actions may be fraught
With precepts inspiration taught-
And every motive proved the best,

DIED, on Seventh-day morning, the 16th of 10:h Drawn from indisputable test.

month, Mary Stokes, Jr., daughter of John and Think how your Saviour meekly died,

Hannah Stokes, in the 22d year of her age. Her The sport of envy, scorn and pride :

kind and benevolent disposition had greatly enAnd though your patience may be torn,

deared her to her family and friends; and though Ostimes by many a cruel thorn,

she was suddenly taken from them, they have in Remember how He bore it all,

their atfliction the consolation of believing, that the With angels waiting at His call.

Divine arm was her support in the last sad hour; Dear Friends, your moments hasten on,

and that trusting wholly in her Redeemer, she has The trying hour will soon be gone.

passed from a world of suffering to a glorious imFly to your covert till the blast

Of every future storm.is past.
Let Christ in all your actions speak.
Nor from the smiter turn your cheek.


Some new styles of 3-4 Prints, of better quality than SIXTH QUERY.

the old, just received at the Free Produce Store, Fifth

and Cherry streets. Also, fine Chintz Umbrellas. A Do Friends wroid all vain sports anil places of diver- further reduction has been made in the price of Sugars;

sion, gaming, excess in drinking, and other intempe- and Teas, of superior quality, are offered low, by the rance ?

half-chest and pound.
11th mo. 1st, 1817.

Do you with careful step refrain
From sports that are absurd and vain ?
From those diversions that would blind

The tenderer feelings of the mind ?
From gaming ? and unseemly play

A young man, recently from Ireland, who brings That waste the precious time away?

satisfactory testimonials of character, is desirous of Do any love the wanton seast,

obtaining a situation with a Friend, either as a wareAnd level reason with the beast ?

house man, a gardener, or in any business in which he Or have you those who lightly pass,

may make himself useful, in town or country, He has The bowi, that fills the sparkling glass ?

been brought up with a Friend, and before her death Nay, surely Friends, you must be clear

was for many years her chicf manager, in taking care From things interrogated here;

of a small farm and store. Inquire at this office.






No. 9.

For Friends' Review.


parte to France in the following year, one act of

his ephemeral authority was the abrogation of Pablished Weekly by Josiah Tatum, that traffic; and upon the second restoration of No. 50 North Fourth Street, corner of Appletree Alley, the Bourbon family, the stipulation in favour of PHILADELPHIA.

the trade was not renewed. Price two dollars per annum, payable in advance, or six One advantage which the subject of this copies for ten dollars.

review endeavoured to derive from his acquaintThis paper is subject to newspaper postage only. ? ance with Count Lieven, was to direct his atten

tion to the education of the poor in Russia. At

the request of the Count, he drew up in writing LIFE OF WILLIAM ALLEN.

a plan for that purpose, to be submitted to the (Continued from page 115.)

Emperor. Count Lieven appeared deeply inte

rested in the subject, and expressed a belief that In the conference, upon the presentation of the system proposed would be adopted. Thus, Friends' address to the Emperor of Rassia, an we see this indefatigable philanthropist using the allusion is made to the traffic in slaves. It may influence which circumstances had given him be noted, that in the definitive treaty between with the great of the world, not in seeking the Allies and France, the latter power was per- favours for himself, but in promoting the submitted to carry on the African slave trade during stantial improvement of our race. It would be five years. As the French nation had been pre- difficult to estimate the result of these labours, vented, by the superiority of the British navy, and it is not necessary that we should. W. Allen from prosecuting that iniquitous traffic during was careful to observe the injunction, “ In the the war which was just closed, this provision morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withamounted to permission to open a new slave-trade hold not thine hand, for thou knowest not among the subjects of Louis XVIII. The Lon- whether shall prosper this or that, or whether don Meeting for Sufferings in consequence con- both shall be alike good." cluded to memorialize the two Houses of Parlia- In the summer of 1814, S. Grellet, having ment on the subject. The address was prepared recently paid a visit to several parts of the Conhy W. Allen; but when adopted by the Meeting, tinent, exhibited to Friends at London a number and offered for presentation, a difficulty was of letters, from which, and his own personal raised which forcibly illustrates the importance observations, it appeared that many thousands of which men in exalted stations sometimes assign pious persons in the neighbourhood of Munich to matters which they can regard only as points in Bavaria, were awakened to a sense of the imof etiquette. The address to the House of Peers portance of vital religion and the inefficacy of did not give them their usual title, the “Lords lifeless forms. They were anxious to promote spiritual and temporal,” Friends not being free the circulation of the Holy Scriptures, but were to assign the term spiritual to the clerical branch not satisfied with their own translation, and of that body. As this question involved a prin. fearful that one received from England would ciple which Friends considered themselves bound meet with insuperable opposition. They were to maintain, and the privilege of addressing both therefore making a translation for themselves : houses of Parliament, when occasion required, but the poverty to which they had been reduced was of great importance, considerable efforts by the pressure of war, disabled them from comwere made to introduce the address in a satis- pleting it without some assistance. Friends, in factory form. After considerable debate, the consequence, agreed to raise a subscription for petition, addressed “ to the Lords in Parliament this purpose, and for the relief of those who assembled," was received, and a precedent thus were suffering persecution. A committee, of established. Among the advocates of the measure whom W. Allen was one, was selected to corwe find the Duke of Gloucester, the President of respond with them. the African Institution.

In the early part of the following year (1815) With regard to the slave trade, it may some interesting letters were received from those marked, that upon the return of Napoleon Buona- people. Of these, the following sufficiently prove, that in that Roman Catholic country, and “I am very sorry that you have not sent me among the clerical order, there were some who some Bíbles, and some of that book called the were desirous of disseminating the Holy Scrip-• Heart of Man.'. The desire for this book tures without adulteration or concealment. The among my people is so great that I am at a loss first was signed by eight Roman Catholics, six how to satisfy them. Brethren, we must now of whom were priests; and the other was from lose no time. It is the time of God's salvation a priest to a person in Munich.

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which he hath given. Do, do your best, all of “ Encouraged by the brotherly visit of our you, to let us have the scriptures and the books dear friend Stephen Grellet, of North America, I have mentioned. I have occasion every week we address ourselves to you, our dear friends, for some of them; there is more and more stirto acquaint you with our undertaking, and to ring both of good and evil; persecution is apsolicit your prayers, as well as your active proaching, but at the same time the hunger for assistance. As we have now tasted how good the truth increases, and the number of sincere the Lord is, and know, from experience, how believers is augmented from day to day. I beg it infinitely rich and happy the incomparable know- therefore of you, and of all the brethren in Christ

, ledge of Jesus Christ renders every one who who are interested in the good work, to supply esteems all things, in comparison therewith, but us every week with as many Bibles as they can. as loss and as dross, we wish that all men, but It is now that they do good more especially, the especially our countrymen and fellow-professors, people being eager for them; without this it may become acquainted therewith. To this, would be of little avail to distribute them. Volk end, wherever a door is opened, and an oppor- and my family salute you as brethren-may the tunity is presented, both when we speak and grace of God increase and be established in all when we write, we bear testimony to Christ, of us, through the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus and declare that in him alone is salvation. At Christ. Amen." the same time, we feel the loss which the inhabi- About this time the attention of W. Allen was tants sustain from not being in possession of the called to a subject with which he was evidenily written word of God, from being unable to read deeply interested. It was found that the metroin the wonderful book of the Lord, what we polis was infected by a number of youthful oftestify to them, and what they have, in some fenders, from nine to twelve years of age; their degree, known by experience.

number was estimated at six or seven hundred. “ We have ample proof how the poor would The species of crime to which they were adrejoice, how delighted they would be, how their dicted are not clearly explained; but we find faith would be strengthened and confirmed, if that young as they were, the sanguinary laws they had the means of reading in the Bible of then in force, declared some of them capital, and what they inwardly feel, or believe from the that the sentence of death was actually protestimony of others. Our care and attention nounced upon some of these juvenile criminals. will be principally employed in faithfully editing We are not informed whether this barbarous the pure, uncorrupted written word of God, with sentence was, in

any of these cases, carried into out any addition, commentary, or interpretation. execution. From some expressions in the diary, As it has been our privilege not to believe in men, it may be inferred that they were generally adbut in God and his word, we have no desire by dicted to stealing, and this was probably their human additions, to deceive or blind others, and principal offence. As such crimes, when comto lead them from the true light. We heartily mitted by children, are usually the result of desunite with every one who reveres the Bible, in titution or evil example, a society was formed, the wish to put it into the hands of our brethren, of which the subject of this review was one, as it came from God, and was penned by the who made vigorous exertions to acquaint themevangelists and apostles. There are many who selves with the circumstances of these youths, can afford to purchase the New Testament at a and to promote the needlul efforts for their relow price, but a much greater number to whom formation. The subject is frequently noticed it must be given. Our native country is almost in the diary, in terms which sufficiently indicate exhausted and impoverished by the repeated the solicitude of our friend for the redemption of plunder and requisitions of the French, and by this neglected class. In this, as in his other the taxes and enormous burdens of the war engagements for improving the condition of his during the last twenty years ; but many are be- fellow men, he was evidently stimulated by an come more hungry and solicitous for the written apprehension of duty. And we can scarcely word of God. The field is indeed extensive, doubt that an acquaintance with these miserable but the seed is insufficient and scarce. May the outcasts of society, and the knowledge that a means be put into our power to cover the field want. of proper instruction was the principal with seed; stretch out to us your liberal hands ; cause of their vicious course, gave additional grant us what God may direct, who has in his ardour to the zeal with which he availed himself abundant mercy blessed you. You give it to of every opportunity to improve and extend the him who has made us poor and hungry for his education of the poor. With this view he apword."

pears to have maintained an extensive corres

pondence with persons residing in various parts pally be carried on, by private individuals, with of the world. His labours in this line extended little or no assistance from the government. But to Russia, France, Hayti and Sierra Leone. in Russia these impediments do not exist, and

The sentiments of W. Allen on the import- her present enlightened Emperor has it in his ance of educating the poor, and the opposition to power to set the world an example, which must his enlarged and benevolent efforts, which arose produce the most striking effect. from religious intolerance, are clearly and forci

(To be continued.) bly expressed in a letter to Count Lieven, the Russian ambassador, from which the following

Abridged from the North British Review, for Friends' Review. extract is made:

CHINA. “The vast importance of educating the children of the poorest classes of the people, has so deeply China is undoubtedly the most singular counimpressed my mind, that I consider it my duty, try in the world. Possessing a population as long as I live, to do all in my power to pro- amounting to at least a third of the whole human mote it,-not only in my own country, but in race, and occupying a vast yet continuous and every other. In England, it is only within these well defined portion of the globe, it has existed few years that the public have been convinced, as a peculiar and entirely secluded kingdom for that the crime and misery, which abound among a longer period of time than any other nation on our poor, are chiefly to be ascribed to the neg- the face of the earth. While migrations and lect of their education, and now, notwithstanding wars and foreign conquests were making vast all that has been done, it appears, by inquiry, changes on the rest of the world—while nations that in Great Britain alone, exclusive of her were rising up from barbarism, flourishing for a colonies, some hundreds of thousands of the season, and then sinking into insignificance, the poor are growing up to the state of men and Chinese held on in one uniform tenor—with the women without any education at all, and are same arts, the same government, the same laws, liable to become an easy prey to temptation and unchanged and uninterrupted, except by casual vice. To this cause we may, in a great measure, outbreaks and tumults within themselves, which attribute the crowded state of our prisons, and were soon calmed and smoothed over. While the prevalence of crime among the lower orders. | many mighty nations of the Western world The gradual progress of the efforts of the British were still in a state of comparative barbarism, and Foreign School Society, and other societies the Chinese had their various arts to embellish with a similar object, are, however, proceeding domestic life,—they were clothed in their silks towards remedying the evil. But the opposition and cottons—were expert in the culture of the encountered from those who have never con- soil—knew something of the nature of the magsidered this subject in its true point of view netic compass-of gunpowder, and various other more especially from those who are bigoted to inventions still unheard of in Europe. some particular system of religion, and would The extreme caution of their natures, a certain prefer, that the poor should remain ignorant, timid and exclusive policy, which has all along unless they could, at the same time, be educated characterized their intercourse with surrounding in their particular 'creed, renders the labour of nations, as much, perhaps, as their self-conceit, the real friends to their country, and to mankind, which made them look down upon all others as much greater than it onght to be. If our govern- barbarians, had the effect of keeping them for so ment were but to act upon this grand principle- long a time in such a state of singular seclusion. that as long as individuals proved themselves At last, however, the spell has been broken; an good subjects of the state, and were zealously almost unavoidable war of aggression has done disposed to promote obedience to the ruling au- for them, what wars and conquests seem to have thorities in all civil concerns, and the comfort been the chief agents in performing among all and happiness of their fellow-citizens, they the nations of the world—it has opened up this should be encouraged in their endeavour to pro- vast empire to the intercourse, and influence, and mote works of public utility, particularly in the example of other races, and other modes of general education of the poor,-England would, civilization. If it be not good for man to live I doubt not, in the course of a very few years, alone, neither is it for nations; for we find that exhibit to the nations a pattern of morality and the same narrow, contracted, and selfish notions, virtue: the united energies of all good men which arise in the solitary and secluded indiwould be directed to one point, and with an irre- dividual, are no less apt to take possession of a sistible effort. But, unfortunately, in this coun- whole community. Hence the exclusive jeal. try it is thought of more importance to support ousy of strangers, the vain boasting, and ignoone particular establishment of religion, than to rance of the manners and history of all other attend to the most efficacious plans for producing nations, so conspicuous in the Chinese. habits of morality and virtue in the great mass Hitherto our information regarding the actual of the people, which, in all countries, is made state of China has been derived from the hasty up of the labouring class. Thus is England survey of ambassadors quickly passing through situated; and here this great work must princi- it, or the casual reports of a few missionaries

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