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AN IRREGULAR ODE.

concern mainly in view, and by example and made up, say eight weeks, shows a very handprecep! encourage the scholars to plainness in some increase over last year's receipts. dress and address, and endeavour to instill into The earnings of this road since 1840, are as their minds a love and esteem for our doctrines follows: and testimonies. The students are required to Gross earnings in the year 1840, $112,347 39 dress consistently with the simplicity of our pro

1841, 182,308 99 fession. It is particularly requested that every

1842, 512,688 28 article of dress be marked in full with the stu

1843, 573,882 51 dent's name. The students are to wear hats,

1844, 753,752 72 and not caps.

1845, 813,480 15 There are two terins in the year: the Winter

1846, 878,417 60 Term of six months, commencing on the second

1847, 1,325,336 89 Fourth day in the Tenth month, and the Sum

N. Amer. mer Term of four months, commencing on the

For Friends' Review, second Fourth-day in the Fifth month. Examinations will take place at the close of each term.

UNDYING FRIENDSHIP. Two vacations of four weeks each occur, one in the Spring and the other in the Autumn; during Oh, the dearest spell that is born of Earth, which time the students are expected to make

Is Affection's glow ! all the necessary arrangements for the ensuing And 'tis dearest of all, when the voice of Mirth term, as no student will be permitted to be tem- When the sound of Joy thrills painfully,

Brings only woe! porarily absent, during its continuance, unless on

And the Spirit turneth disdainfully account of the sickness of himself or a near From aught that weareth the hue of gladness, relative, or for other urgent reason.

And the world and the heart are tinged with sadness, Applications for admission must be made When Death has severed the dearest ties,

Or the heart has wasted its sympathies, to the Secretary of the Board of Managers. The When Fashion's pursuits have in vain been tried, result of his application will be communicated to

When Wealth has deluded you, the applicant, and persons thus notified of their

Fame has eluded you, admission will be considered responsible for the Slander betrayed you, or Malice belied, amount charged for Board and Tuition for that And the fibres the heart put out have perished,

When treacherous things have been fondly cherished, term. Parents intending to remove their sons When the soul's deep love has with scorn been met,'. from the School at the close of the Winter term, There's a talisman spell in Affection yet! will be required to give notice of such intention Her's is a fathomless mine of treasure, to the Principal, on or before the first of the And she giveth not out her love by measure.

Each fountain of feeling she knoweth well, Third month ; and if at the close of the Summer

And, at her glad spell, Term, on or before the first of the Eighth The spirit that mourneth in desolation month ; and in case of failure to give such

Gairs consolation. notice, their places will be considered as en

And can we brook gaged for the term next ensuing, and payment Beyond futurity's veil to look be required accordingly.

And think The price for Board and Tuition is $200 per That, when we have passed Death's fearful brink

The love annum, payable as follows, viz: $60 at the

So with our natures interwove opening, and $60 at the middle of the Winter

Must then be o'er
Term, and $80 at the opening of the Summer And Friendship gladden the spirit no more?
Term.

Oh no!—The brightest, the dearest charm
By direction of the Managers,

To Friendship given,
CHARLESS YARNALL,

Is, our faith that Love will Death disarm

And live in Heaven!
Secretary, The spirits of those who have passed away,
No. 39 High Street, Philada. Whom once 'twas our boon to love,

Who shine, a portion of Heaven's pure ray,

Smile on us from above.

With angel wing they hover near us, The stock in this road by the Commonwealth With sweet mementos soothe and cheer us, has cost, with interest, $123 per share. · The And Reason her lamp to the mind still giveth,

And they are not lost, while Memory liveth, State is now paying but five per cent, interest Unless we choose to forget their worth, per annum, and receiving eight per cent. in divi- And rivet our hearts upon things of Earth. dends. Besides this it has a sinking fund, distinct and those, the blessed ones, whom Faith from the corporation’s, amounting to $466,000, Shall give the victory over Death, which, by its own operation, will more than Shall know in heaven a blest re-unionpay for the subscription, at maturity ; leaving and brighter and better there will be, a yearly revenue of $88,000, clear income, to More full, more rapturous, more free,

The heart's communion. preclude the necessity of a State tax. The in- But, a different thing is love in Heaven come of the road since the yearly accounts were From the cheap affection at random given,

a

WESTERN RAIL ROAD.

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And all the tokens on Earth we wear

SUMMARY OF NEWS.
Will not be recognized there !
The natural tie, which often binds

CONGRESS.- In the Senate, Upham of Vermont,
Discordant minds,

and Green of Rhode Island, have spoken against Will not be known where all is soul,

the Ten Regiment Bill, and Rusk, of Texas, in its And the cumbering clay has ro controul

favour. A memorial from the Yearly Meeting of For they are there in marriage given,

Friends in Ohio, praying for the termination of the But are as the angel sons of Heaven.

war, has been presented. On the 14th, D. L. Yulee, They all one common parent share,

of Florida, called up his resolutions in relation to And all are brothers and sisters there.

slavery in the Territories, and on that and two subThink not the spurious love, that grows

sequent days, advocated'ihem in a lengthy speech. From kindred frailties lusts or pleasure,

The resolutions take the ground that neither ConWill live, where love eternal flows,

gress nor the people of a territory, can pass laws to And nought corrupts the heavenly treasure. prevent slaveholders from carrying their slaves into Or that the chance acquaintance, growing

the territory, and holding them there. On the 16th, From mingled lore, or mirth's o'erflowing,

the joint resolutions of thanks to Generals Scott and (Tho' often bright the spell, and warm-)

Taylor were passed, yeas 42, nays 1, John P. Hale. Will ripen to a tie too firm

The latter spoke eloquently in defence of his vote, When Nature fails for Death to sever

and against the resolution, taking the ground that A Friendship that shall last forever.

a vote of thanks to the officers was an approval of

the war in which they are engaged. The love that Death will not efface, Must have a firm immutable base ;

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. - On the 14th a But when 'tis from the fountain flowing

resolution was adopted, instructing the Committee Of love divine, (for God is Love)

on Indian Affairs to inquire into the expediency of No ebb or diminution knowing,

organizing a Territorial Government in the Indian 'T will be forever beaming, glowing,

country west of the Mississippi. The Loan Bill, More near its source, in bowers above.

providing for a loan of $ 16,000,000, reimbursable Thrice blessed the spirit ties, commenced in Time,

in 20 years, was passed on the 17th inst., yeas 192, Destined to endless union so sublime !

nays 14. A substitute, providing for an issue of Joined to the Lord, absorbed in Jesus' merit,

$ 16,000,000 of Treasury Notes, was lost, yeas 104, Pure souls become one spirit

nays 105; and an amendment, that no part of the Escaped with him beyond the Grave's controul. money should be expended in the prosecution And, for perpetual union after death,

of the war, was voted down, 23 to 118. Liveth His word whose vivifying breath

On the 21st inst., while the House was in session, Made man a living soul.

Ex-President Adams received a severe paralytic “ Father, I will that they whom thou hast given stroke. He fell from his chair, and was carried to

Be with me where I am and see my glory !!! his residence in a critical staté. Both houses im.

Most precious words at each“ memento mori," mediately adjourned. A rainbow pledge that souls asunder riven In him rejoined, with him shall dwell in Heaven. Pennsylvania LEGISLATURE.–Senate.- A bill to

exempt meeting houses, burial grounds, and school The spirits of the blest are ever near!

houses from taxation, has been passed, 16 to 11. Who, that has known the luxury of feeling, Would chase the holy sadness o'er him stealing,

Mexico. — A report has been received to the And wipe the tear ?

effect that preliminaries of peace have been signed Or, for an undim'd eye and joyous heart,

by the Mexican Government, and that the MexiBid them depart?

can Congress was expected to ratify:hem. By the And put away the memory of the past,

treaty, the United States obtain the boundary of Memory of pleasures far too pure to last ? No!-as, when these frail forms have perished,

the Rio Grande, New Mexico and Upper California. We hope in Memory to be cherished,

This news may possibly be true; it appears certain Still let us love to dwell upon

that important despatches have been forwarded The endearing traits of loved ones gone,

for our government, but as the last direct accounts And deem it aye a holy thing

from Queretaro represent that a quorum of the To Seraph intellects to cling.

members of Congress had not been obtained, the

report ought to be received with caution.
And let us one another hold
As beings of a day

As a treaty made under the circumstances in
Passing away!

which the contracting parties now are, could Soon, soon to be enrolled

hardly be acceptable to the people of Mexico, With those to be remembered, who depart

there is reason to fear that a permanent peace And leave no trace on Earth, save in the mourner's would not be established by it. heart.

Europe.—The Hibernia arrived at New York on And let not Faction's bitterness

the 16th, after a passage of 18 days from LiverToo closely on our spirits press,

pool. The money market continued to improve, Or the vexations of an hour,

and the Bank of England had reduced the rate of Ever have power To break the holy harmony of life,

interest to 4 per cent. Breadstuffs had declined,

and trade generally remained in a state of great To engender strife, Ruffle the stream of human love,

prostration. Failores still continued. Destitution One star from Friendship’s galaxy remove !

was increasing in Ireland. Sicily was in a state of

insurrection. The death of the King of Denmark W. J. A.

was announced, but the report was also contratJohn 17: 24.

dicted.

* ) Cor. 6: 17.

FRIENDS REVIEW.

A RELIGIOUS, LITERARY AND MISCELLANEOUS JOURNAL.

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA, TBIRD MONTH 4, 1848.

No. 24,

EDITED BY ENOCH LEWIS.

For Friends' Review,

pure and full reliance upon the Lord's directions,

and of simple, quiet resignation to his disposal Published Weekly by Josiah Tatum,

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spiritual way of worship, and of life and conduct, than that which they, or any with whose pro

fession they were acquainted, had arrived at. ROBERT BARCLAY AND FRIENDS IN

Deeply burdened with the formality, superstition, SCOTLAND.

and will-worship prevalent around them, and In the autumn of 1826, John Barclay, of whom under which the various public preachers too some account is given in the 6th vol. of Friends generally detained their hearers, these serious inLibrary, obtained a certificate of his Monthly quirers had separated from the several congregaMeeting, to attend the meetings of Friends in tions of the people; and at length some of them Scotland ; and during his journey he visited Ury, began to meet together by themselves, waiting the residence of Robert Barclay the Apologist, upon God in a holy silence and awful humility on which occasion he remarks: “My mingled of soul, for ability to draw nigh unto him in true feelings of interest in passing a night or two under spiritual worship. On these occasions, they were the roof of the hospitable proprietor, my cousin, at times made sensible of the quickening virtue, I need not enlarge on; yet must not forbear ex- power, and life of the Holy Spirit, enabling some pressing the emotions of desire and hope which of them to speak forth the praises of the Alattended me from the first, that the inquiry and mighty, and from an inward experience of his search I was about to make, for documents re- goodness, to extend instrumentally a hand of lative to that family, as Friends, might be turned help to others. to a beneficial account, by throwing light upon “Such religious meetings in the south of Scotthe history of that remarkable religious experi- land, after the manner of the people called ence, for which some of them in former times Quakers, appear to have been held at a place were distinguished, and are, to this day, de- called Drumbowy, and also at Heads, as early servedly held in reputation." Among other as the year 1653 ; and the first experimental manuscripts, to all appearance much neglected, preachers, in this manner raised up from among lay “A brief Historical account of the rise, pro- them, were William Osborne, a colonel in the gress and persecutions of the people called army, Richard Rae, and Alexander Hamilton. Quakers, in the north of Scotland,” which he It is distinctly stated, that these meetings had subsequently arranged and published, in con- been established for the full space of a year, benexion with the “ Diary of Alexander Jaffray,” fore any in connexion with the Friends found found also in a corner of the Apologist's study, them out and visited them. So that if, as it together making a volume of near 600 octavo would seem, James Nayler had preached in Scotpages, of more than usual interest.

land at least two years earlier than this date, it As the volume has not been reprinted in this must be concluded that he did not fall in with country, it is proposed to select or abridge for this little flock.* They had not then, as yet, the pages of Friends' Review, some parts of the • Memoir," tending to throw light on the *A person of some note, who had been an officer under

Oliver Cromwell, related to James Wilson the following interesting period in the early history of our

anecdote. "

“ After the battle of Dunbar, as I was ligious society in that quarter, with particular riding in Scotland at the head of my troop, I observed, reference to the Barclay family, of whom a de- at some distance from the road, a crowd of people, and tailed and interesting account is there given. one higher than the rest; upon which I sent one of my

“ In the south as well as in the north of Scot- men to see, and bring me word, what was the meaning land, there were individuals whose minds had been there, without returning according to my order, I sent

of this gathering. And seeing him ride up and stay for some years more or less turned to a state of a second, who staid in like manner; and then I deter

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been recognized by the Society of Friends in such a point, that they were made willing, even England, nor had they received instrumental en- in all things, to take up the daily cross, though in couragement, except from those of their own various respects as bitter as death, and to follow number, to persevere in the course so remarka- the guidance of Christ by his Spirit within them, bly opened before them.

whithersoever he should be pleased to lead. Very soon, however, were the feet of several “On the list of this little, but noble band, the gospel messengers from England turned in this name of Alexander Jaffray stands foremost. He direction; as, Christopher Fell, George Wilson, is described, as having been chief magistrate of John Grave, George Atkinson, Sarah Cheevers, the city of Aberdeen, and a man of great acand Catherine Evans. In the year 1654, Miles count as to religion, among the highest professors Halhead and James Lancaster travelled into Scoi- all along. With what lively emotions of entire land; and in the succeeding year, William Caton satisfaction, these doctrines were likely to have and John Stubbs. George Fox was at Edinburgh been embraced, at this time, by these individuals, in the year 1657; and, in company with Robert may best be conveyed in his own language :Widders and Alexander Parker, passed through that, when first he heard that God had raised up the adjacent country in several directions, a people in England, directing all to his pure sounding the day of the Lord, preaching the light, Spirit, and grace in their own hearts, as the everlasting gospel of salvation, and turning peo- most sure Teacher and Leader into all truth, reple to Christ Jesus who died for them, that they ligion, and worship; his very heart did leap might receive his free teaching.' G. Fox's Jour- within him for joy. * nal, 3d edit. p. 255.

“ Among the names of those others, who are “ It does not appear that any of these dedicated recorded as the first Friends in Aberdeen, conlabourers, unless it were John Grave and George vinced by the instrumental means of William Atkinson, advanced so far as Aberdeen; nor did Dewsbury, are Alexander Gellie; Margaret, Stephen Crisp, who, in the year 1659, being wife of Gilbert Molleson, a magistrate of the then recently come forth in the ministry, left his city, whose spiritual endowments gave her emihome in Essex, in order to bear witness to the nence and weight among the strictest classes; Truth of Christ, in Scotland.

Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Goodall, merchant; " Nearly a year prior to this, John Burnyeat of Margaret, wife of John Scott, also a magistrate Cumberland, was engaged in a similar concern ; of the same place; with some others. and was the first who makes mention, though “ It will not now be doubted, that the motive very briefly, of Aberdeen, in the account he has influencing persons in these stations of life to left of his visit to that nation.

such a change, was a conscientious desire to “ The gospel messages of these and other zeal. yield unreserved obedience to the teachings of ous witnesses, reached the consciences of many the grace of God. It may also be as safely aswho heard them. Yet, with regard to Aberdeen serted, to have been their earnest prayer, that and the district thereabouts, no open espousal of they might in no wise limit or exceed these, nor the tenets peculiar to the people called Quakers yet confound them with the dictates of human took place, until towards the end of the year 1662 ; policy, custom, tradition, or imitation. Widely when William Dewsbury was drawn, in love to different, however, were at that day the concluthese prepared and panting souls, to proclaim sions taken up respecting them, especially by the among them the acceptable year of the Lord," public teachers of religion; nor can the virulent even deliverance from the bondage of corruption, opposition to these views, and to all who held or by the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. propagated them, be in any wise palliated or Thus was the remarkable work of convince- disguised. * ment,—which had been secretly going on, in “ Alexander Jaffray, shortly after his convincesome of their hearts for several years, through ment, removed from Aberdeen to Inverary, sixmany deep conflicts of spirit,-helped forward to teen miles distant, and was instrumental in set

tling a meeting there. By this means, some, mined to go myself. When I came thither, I found it hearing the joyful sound of Truth, gladly closed was James Nayler preaching to the people; but with in with it, as a day of merciful visitation, for such power and reaching energy, as I had not till then been witness of. I could not help staying a little, al- which their languishing, weary souls had long though I was afraid to stay; for I was made a Quaker; waited. Among these, were James Urquhart being forced to tremble at the sight of myself. I was and his wife, Robert Gordon, and John Robertson. struck with more terror by the preaching of James “ About the same time were also joined to Nayler, than I was at the battle of Dunbar, when we their number, George Gray and Nancy Sim, had nothing else to expect, but to fall a prey to the swords of our enemies, without being able to help our- persons of very good repute, both with regard to selves. I clearly saw the cross to be submitted to; so their religious qualifications and worthy conduct; I durst stay no longer, but got off, and carried con- insomuch that the appointed minister in the demnation for it in my own breast. The people there, I parish where they dwelt, Samuel Walker of in the clear and powerful opening of their states, cried Monkeggie, boasted of them, saying, that he had out against themselves, imploring mercy, a thorough change, and the whole work of salvation to be effected a weaver, and a poor woman, whom he would in them.-J. Gough's Journal.

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knowledge or good life. But when, shortly, of himself, can fulfl the law of Christ. John after, these very individuals, his hearers, respect- Woolman “ was made to bow down in spirit being whom he was so highly opinionated, with fore the Lord," and, as he “lived under the drew from under his teachings, and joined the Cross," he felt the "power of Christ prevail people called Quakers, this minister was ex- over selfish desires." ceedingly incensed.

He was very early in life made “ acquainted “Respecting George Gray, it should here be with the operations of Divine Love," and through briefly stated, that he alterward became, through the adorable goodness of our Father in Heaven, sincere and steadfast adherence to the intima- was favoured with a view of that “pure river of tions of Christ's Spirit, a highly valued servant water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of of the gathered church; being called into the the throne of God and the Lamb,” and desires ministry, during the time of his subsequent long were raised in his heart to seek after that pure and hard imprisonment at Aberdeen. Poor as to habitation—that heavenly city where there was this world, and barely acquainted with the very no night, and where neither candle nor light of rudiments of learning, the word of God's wisdom, the sun was needed, and where was no temple, the word of faith, dwelt richly in him; and his for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the understanding being much enlarged in heavenly temple of it. The change that was wrought in experience, he brought forth, as a faithful stew- him, as he submitted to the refining baptisms of ard, the good things committed to him, to the the Holy Ghost and of fire, which crucified his great refreshment of the Lord's heritage, and to own will, and reduced it into conformity with the building up of many in the Truth.

the Divine will, was marvellous to himself, and (To be continued.)

he could find no language equal to a description of it. His “heart was tender, and often contrite, and universal love" to his fellow creatures in

creased in him. As the inner man becomes subJOHN WOOLMAN.

ject to the Divine law, which love is said to be There is, in the Journal of this Friend, and in the fulfilling of, the exterior also bears evidence his miscellaneous writings, an unaffected, yet that we have been with Jesus. “Some glances,”' obvious, honesty of purpose, highly characteris- says John Woolman, “of real beauty may be tic of the devout and dedicated Christian. The seen in their faces, who dwell in true meekness.” style is remarkable for its simplicity and mellow- In the Testimony given forth by Burlington ness, and for the thoroughness with which it de- Monthly Meeting respecting him, his friends say lineates the sentiments and feelings of the writer. that “ his ministry was sound, very deep, and Dr. Johnson recommended such as would study penetrating.” He frequently exhorted others, a perfect model of their own language. to give especially the youth, not to be discouraged at their days and their nights to the volumes of the difficulties which occur in the path of the Addison ; and the writings of Dr. Franklin are traveller heavenward, but to "press after puriacknowledged to be scarcely inferior to those ty.” “ There is a harmony in the sound of of any other person, for their perspicuity, and that voice,” says he, “to which Divine Love fidelity to the trains of thought natural to a re- gives utterance ;” and when, in the constraining flecting mind, whose tastes were neither vitiated power of that love he was engaged to minister nor trammelled by the dogmas of the schools. as the oracles of God, it is not surprising that We do not, however, hesitate to avow the opinion, he should be skilful in dividing the word, nor that, in every thing that constitutes an agreeable that "the spring of the gospel ministry should style, John Woolman's is equal to that of either often flow through him with great sweetness and of the celebrated writers above named. Any purity, as a refreshing stream to the weary traperson who will attentively peruse his Journal, vellers toward the city of God.” It was through both with reference to its manner, and its matter, many deep baptisms that he was made a vessel will be likely to rise from the task a wiser man, of honour for the Lord's house, and fitted and and a more agreeable writer. There are apparent, prepared for the Lord's work. The religious a sweetness—a softness—a subduedness—an exercises of mind which he was brought under earnestness, to win your assent to his own evan- in contemplation of the revolt and "overflowing gelical views, without at all forcing them upon stream of unrighteousness” which he saw and you, that completely wind their way into the felt among his fellow pilgrims through life, ocheart and enlist its sympathies, before you are casioned his path to be often one of mourning, aware of it

. You follow him, and feel that he He felt the misery of those who are separated writes only from conviction, and that his convic- from the Divine harmony, and, as he expressed tions are based upon the universal law of right on his death bed, it was heavier than he could eousness, and cannot, therefore, be gainsayed; bear. But he remembered the omnipotence of but yet, they evince such a remarkable freedom God—that he had called him Father, and that he from every selfish purpose, that you almost de- loved Him, and says he, “ I was made quiet in spairingly make the enquiry-who is able for thy will." these things ? True, indeed, is it, that no man, “In the ininutes of the meeting of ministers

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