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expect to return before the next morning, and set out and reached the place in safety.
With suitable remedies the invalid soon reSAMUEL FOTHERGILL.
covered, and her husband coming speedily back, The following interesting incidents are re- the widow concluded to return home that evenlated in the memoirs of Samuel Fothergill, the ing, hoping as it was a fine moonlight night, former of which occurred, and the latter came that she might pass the forest without danger; to his knowledge, while he was travelling in the but, on crossing an open glade, she saw a comsparsely peopled parts of this country, in the pany of wolves drinking at a pool of water at year 1756:
some distance, which made her sensible of her Late one night, they arrived at a solitary great rashness and imprudence, knowing that house, in a lonely place; here they requested unless she could pass unobserved, her destruclodgings for the night, which were granted. tion was inevitable, as no human help was at They found that the house and extensive farm hand; for though her home was now in sight, around it belonged to an individual, the mistress she could not get in, believing that her son of many servants employed upon the land; she would be in bed, and the cottage fast. In this was of masculine character and strong powers strait, she lifted up her heart to God, in earnest of mind, but of an unregenerate heart, much prayer that He, who had often strengthened under the influence of unsubdued passions, and and consoled her in many troubles, would now greatly addicted to profane swearing. S. Fother. be pleased to interpose for her help, and that
, gill told his companion that from what he had as she was returning from a work of charity, he observed, he thought her the most wicked would not permit her to be devoured by ihese woman he had ever seen. She nevertheless savage creatures; her mind became composed, treated them with civility and even kindness. and she ran quickly forward; on crossing the The situation of the family, with such a charac- fence, she looked back, and perceived that one ter for its head, caused some exercise of mind to of the wolves had raised his head, and discovered S. Fothergill, and in the morning he requested her; he uttered a shrill cry, and immediately the that the household might be collected, and that whole pack was in pursuit. they might sit down together; this was complied Meanwhile, her son, not expecting her, had with, and the whole family was assembled. He retired to rest, but he could not sleep; a strange addressed them in a remarkable manner, and in and unusual anxiety came over his mind, which particular he was led to lay open the wickedness continually increased; he got up, and made a of the human heart in its unregenerate state, large fire of wood, which blazed brightly, by and the awful consequences of remaining in such which he sat down; in a short time he thought a state ; his language and expressions were so he heard his mother's voice calling to him, and, powerful that the inistress of the house was opening the door, he perceived her, followed by greatly affected, her spirit was broken, and she several wolves; one was so near as to almost
touch her shoulder with his paw. The sudden After this, feeling at liberty, the Friends pre- light dazzled and checked them, and for a mopared to depart; they took leave of the family, ment they fell back, which gave her time to rush and desired to pay for their entertainment. She into the house and close the door, when she, refused to accept anything, but said they were with her son, both greatly affected by this dequite welcome to everything they had had; liverance, united in returning thanks for the meradding that she was unworthy to receive such ciful interposition which had so remarkably preguests under her roof.
served her life. Another circumstance was related by Samuel Fothergill himself, of a Friend at whose house
THE CROWNED HEADS OF EUROPE. he had lodged when passing through the wilderness. These thinly-peopled back settlements The crowned heads of Europe are thus were then much infested by wolves, and she sketched by a recent letter writer from the old told him of a remarkable deliverance which she world, who speaks well of these high dignitaries : had once experienced from these ferocious ani- Eight of the twenty monarchs are Protestants, mals.
nine are Roman Catholics, two are of the Greek She was a widow, and lived with her son, Church, and one a Mahomedan. Those bewho cultivated a small piece of land, which fur- longing to the Greek Church are the Emperor nished them a frugal subsistence. Their nearest of Russia and the King of Greece. Four of neighbour, who lived a few miles distant, through them are men of irreproachable character. Many the forest, came early one afternoon to request of them are as respectable as our public men she would visit his wife, who was suddenly whom we delight to honour. The Queens are taken very ill, and stay with her while he went all of spotless character, which could not have for medical advice. With this she complied, I been said of former times.
The King of Prussia is decidedly a pious | Russia and the King of the French, there is man. Several of the Queens are true Christians, great affection.-National Era. as I think, and among these is the Queen of France. She reads many religious books. As to talent, Louis Philippe, King of the French,
SECURITY OF PACIFIC CONDUCT. the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of Russia, The following remarkable case occurred at the are admitted to rank first; and Louis Philippe siege of Copenhagen, under Lord Nelson. stands pre-eminently above them all. He was An officer in the fleet says: “I was particueducated at a French College, spent many years larly impressed with an object which I saw in foreign lands, and then sixteen years quietly three or four days after the terrific bombardment pursuing his studies. Talleyrand said he had of that place. For several nights before the surno idea of his vast acquirements before he was render, the darkness was ushered in with a trehis minister, after he became King. He speaks mendous roar of guns and mortars, accompanied English with ease. He had no minister who by the whizzing of those destructive and burning was his equal.
engines of warfare, Congreve's rockets. The The King of Prussia is nearly the equal of dreadful effects were soon visible in the brilliant Louis Philippe; he speaks English well, but not lights through the city. The blazing houses of so well as the King of the French. He is a the rich, and the burning cottages of the poor, self-made man. He was not allowed to get his illuminated the heavens; and the wide-spreading education at the German universities, as he de- flames, reflecting on the water, showed a forest sired, as it was thought degrading to the King's of ships assembled around the city for its deson to associate with other young men. He struction. This work of conflagration went on regrets to this day that he was not permitted to for several nights ; but the Danes at length surgo to the universities and associate with the rendered; and on walking some days after students. The King of Sweden graduated at among the ruins, consisting of the cottages of the college, and is a fine scholar.
poor, houses of the rich, manufactories, lofty The Emperor of Russia is not inferior in steeples, and humble meeting houses, I descried talent; but he came unexpectedly to the throne, amid this barren field of desolation, a solitary at the age of 27 or 28 years; his brother, the house unburned ; all around it a burnt mass, this lawful heir to the throne, having abdicated in alone untouched by the fire, a monument of his favour. He had no time to read. Being a mercy. Whose house is that? I asked. That,' great monarch his duties are most arduous. A said the interpreter, • belongs to a Quaker. He man of great wealth and talent had governed his would neither fight, nor leave his house, but brother Alexander. When Nicholas came to remained in prayer with his family during the the throne, in less than three days he came to whole bombardment.' Surely, thought I, it is see him, unasked. Nicholas said to him, “Who well with the righteous. God has been shield asked you to appear before me? I know you to thee in battle, a wall of fire round about thee, governed my brother, and imposed upon his a very present help in time of need.” weakness. I give you three days to arrange your affairs in St. Petersburg, after which you will retire to your country seat;" which he did, and has remained there ever since.
THE FOREST MOSS. The King of Sweden is a literary man, and is the author of several books. He gave me a
By forest fountains hast thou seen
The winsome, fairy sightcopy of his work on Prison Discipline, just pub
Where banks are clad in mosses green, lished. The King of Holland is not so popular
Some dark, and some so bright ? -is an older man, about 54. He was distinguished at the battle of Waterloo, and badly As when upon a velvet lawn, wounded. The King of Denmark is a man of
Beneath the noontide ray,
Where the thick foliage intervenes, fair talents, but of no decision of character.
Shadows and sunlight play. The manners of these Princes are polished, easy, and simple. Such are the characters of
But in the moss a sunshine dwells, the nobles of Europe, whom I have seen. It is
No gloomy sky can hide; easy to converse with them. They are, how- The light that other green forsakes,
Will yet with this reside. ever, more formal to diplomatists. There is more difficulty to get along with our distinguished
In hearts where sorrow's shadow lies, men, who sometimes assume a tone of haughti
Are spots of dark, dark green, ness which I never saw in a Prince. The But dwelling near the Fount of Life,
There's sunlit moss between. monarchs ordinarily, and their Queens, dress in the same plain way as other well-bred people.
And happy, in a world like this, In public, they of course appear in splendour.
Where clouds so often frown, The Queens wear, on ordinary occasions, very The heart that, like the forest moss, li:tle jewelry. In the family of the Emperor of
Hath sunshine of its own.
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Thou 'rt growing old, thy head is gray,
Thus on the verge of life's decline, << Be solemn recollection mine,"
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Ah! has improvement, conscience say, Kept pace with life's advancing day? Have all the hours thou hast enjoyed, To the best purpose been employed ?
SUMMARY OF NEWS. CONGRESS.—The Ten Regiment Bill has been further discussed in the Senate, by Dix of New York, Clarke of Rhode Island, and Phelps of Ver. mont, the former defending the war and the bill, and the two latter condemning both.
In the House, a bill has been reported, making an appropriation of nearly $13,000,000, to meet the deficiencies of the present fiscal year.
The Judiciary Committee of the Senate of New York, to whom was referred a bill to prevent State officers from arresting or detaining persons claimed as sugitives from slavery, and to prevent State judges and magistrates from taking cogni. zance of such cases have made a report adverse to the proposed legislation. They declare that the power of retaking fugitive slaves is with the owner, assisted by the United States officers; that the power of legislation, in relation to fugitives, is ex. clusively in the National Legislature, and the State Legislature is prohibited from acting on the subject. A decision of the New York Supreme Court is cited to show that Congress cannot constitutionally rest in the State Courts, any portion of the judicial power of the United States, por can it vest in the Siate magist rates, sheriffs, or other officers, power to execute the national laws. They conclude, that as State officers cannot legally act onder the law of Congress, it is unnecessary to prohibit them from doing so by statute, and i hat the common law is sufficient, in its civil and criminal remedies, to punish all State officers who inter. fere with fugitive slaves. Resolutions against the further extension of slavery, have passed the House by yeas 108, nays 5—and the Senate by yeas 26,
How much was passed in airy dreams,
Has not thy breast with anger burned,
Hast thou been thankful to that Pɔwer
When He chastised, think-hast thou then
Or if thy speech hath been restrained,
Hast thou, according to thy store,
Hast thou been kind to all thy friends
The Wisconsin Constitutional Convention has adopted, by a decided vote, a resolution instructing the Committee on General Provisions to inquire into the expediency of incorporating into the Bill of Rights, an article probibiting all State officers from rendering any official assistance for the arrest or imprisonment of any person claimed as a fugitive from slavery.
Mexico.- Rumors have been prevalent for some days, that Peace negotiations were in progress, with a probability of a successful result. They come, however, in such a questionable shape, that very little reliance can be placed in them.
The Acadia. By the arrival of this steamship, which reached Boston on the 1st instant, European news, fourteen days later than that previously received, has come to hand. Further failures in London and Glasgow are announced ; and the price of cotton and breadstuffs has declined. The distress in the south and west of Ireland has become appalling. The anthority of France in Africa, appears to be confirmed, by the surrender of the Arab Chief, Abdel Kader. Allelaide, sister to Louis Philippe, died on the last day of 1847.
Were all thy dealings strictly just,
Hast thou been thankful for that light
Say, hast thou kept thy heart from sin ?
The past reviewed with solemn care,
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A RELIGIOUS, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS JOURNAL.
PHILADELPHIA, SECOND MONTH 12, 1818.
EDITED BY ENOCH LEWIS.
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friend, Stephen Grellet.
During one of the intervals of the Yearly Meet
ing, W. Allen attended a meeting of an association LIFE OF WILLIAM ALLEN.
of Friends for the distribution of tracts, in which
it appeared that within the preceding year more (Continued from page 307.)
than twenty-four thousand tracts had been distriNotice was taken in a preceding number, of buted in various parts of Ireland, by the agents W. Allen's visit to the Waldenses, and of his and auxiliaries of the association. efforts in their behalf with the Emperor of Rus- After the Yearly Meeting was over, W. Allen sia. It may be interesting to our readers to joined with a number of other Friends, in the learn that he was not the only Englishman who serious consideration of the condition of a class took an active interest in the welfare and im- who are often overlooked and neglected in that provement of those people. We find that six country as well as in ours. or seven years after the visit above mentioned, A number of persons were then residing in Colonel Beckworth, of London, commenced a the province of Ulster, who had become sepaseries of labours for the promotion of educa- rated from the Society of Friends, or were detion in that country. Whether he was stimu- scended from those who had been thus sepalated to these exertions by the previous labours rated; and as they were not united with any of W. Allen, does not appear. But during seve- other religious community, they were much cut ral years he spent considerable time among off from the care and oversight of Christian them, promoting this benevolent object in various society, and the education of their children was ways. We may judge of the low state of edu- greatly neglected. The sympathy of Friends cation there and the poverty of the people, from with these outcasts of society, had been awathe fact, that when he first went ainong them, kened several years previously, partly, if not many of the schools, such as they had, were chiefly, by the labours of Jonathan Backhouse kepi in stables on account of the warmth. But and his wife; in consequence of which consihe miniged, partly by stimulating the charity derable information was elicited, and produced of others, and partly by expenditures of his own, to the body, which convened on the occasion. to provide a number of school-houses, and thus A subscription was raised for their assistance, greatly to increase the cleanliness and comfort of and the fund intrusted.to the care of a committee. the pupils. He spent three or four hundred A plan of a school of industry was suggested, pounds sterling a year, in the maintenance of and a lively interest excited, in which Friends schools, the cloching of the children, the prepa- generally participated, in behalf of these poor ration of books, and the assistance of widows. people. What share was taken in these proThough from his title he appears to have been ceedings by the subject of this review, does not & military man, his labours among the Wal- appear from the narrative; but we cannot doubt den-es were strongly marked with the charac- that his ardent mind and extensive experience teristics of Christianity.
must have added essentially to the interest of In the fourth month, 1834, William Allen the meeting. attended the Yearly Meeting at Dublin, in which In the brief narrative of this journey, we he gratefully acknowledged that he was assisted find evidence of a practice, which appears to by the power of the Holy Spirit, to proclaim have been habitual and systematic with this the glad tidings of the gospel ; and he was fur- Friend, whether at home or abroad. When he nished with a satisfactory evidence that he was fell in company with persons of liberal minds or in his proper place. This mind, as usual, was ample estate, he turned the conversation upon