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ceaselessly directed to the horizon ; but, viewed crease his stock by planting a few of those he from whatever eminence, it revealed nothing but had with him. He therefore set some onions the same hopeless, unbroken blue line. Hoping and peas in a patch of soil near his tent. Findit might catch the notice of some distant vessel ing a number of nests of sea-fowl, many containwhich might escape his eyes while searching for ing eggs, he plundered them, and made his prinfood, he made a white flag with a portion of his cipal food of their contents. He was for some linen ; and fastening it to his alnıost useless time much at a loss for a light at night; at length fowling-piece, he planted it in the most conspicu- he hit upon the expedient of melting down some ous position he could descry. Sauntering after- of the turtles' fat; and thus, with a saucer for wards along the beach, he had the good fortune his lamp, and a bit of rag for the wick, he had a to overtake a fine turtle, which he killed by tolerable light, which he used to keep burning beating it on the head; and this supplied him all night. Thus passed a fortnight of his life in with provision for a little time. As the terrors this great prison. of his lonely situation grew upon him, he began All his search for water had proved unavailto fear lest the threatening, overhanging roc', ing, and he was under the painful necessity of under which he had placed his tent, should sud- daily diminishing his stock, without the means denly fall and overwhelm him : he therefore re- or the prospect of being able to replenish it. He moved his dwelling to a less alarming position. explored the island in a new direction, looking He was by this time in a very miserable and narrowly into every cranny of the rock, and disconsolate state of mind : often, after a long searching every spot covered with a little fresher day's fruitless search for water and food, return- looking herbage than the rest; but no bubbling ing home with torn feet and an aching heart, he waters appeared. Bethinking him, then, of his would pray, with one of old, that he might die. fishing-tackle, he repaired to the rocks to try his But he would by no means be accessory to his fortune in a fresh direction;, he spent several own death, as, in the constancy of hope, he still hours in this employment in vain, which was looked to his signał being seen, and himself somewhat remarkable, as the waters were unusudelivered out of “ that terrible place.” Conceiv-ally prolific of fish. Meanwhile a sad accident ing it singular that he had met as yet with no had occurred. Turning homewards, what was beasts upon the island, he searched carefully for his surprise to behold a dense volume of smoke footmarks on the beach and inland, but without rising up to the skies in the direction of his tent! success; the unbroken surface declared to him, Deeply alarmed, and dreading the worst, he flew again and again, that he was : lone. The con- with the utmost speed to the spot: he found the tents of his water-cask also daily reminded him presage 100 true; his tent was on fire! Hastily that, unless he shortly succeeded in finding water, snatching up his buckets, he ran to the sea ; and the most terrible fate awaited him. On one of thus, by considerable efforts, he was enabled to his excursions he met with a little purslain, quench the consuming element. It appears that which he boiled with the boobies, and thus made the origin of the fire was attributable to his hava tolerably palatable dish for one in his condi- ing carelessly left his tinder-box, with some tion. The few other herbs which that niggard lighted tinder in it, upon his quilt. By this desert afforded, he was afraid to eat, nor were calamity he lost a shirt, a handkerchief, and a they sufficiently inviting to induce him to make part of his quilt; and his Bible was much singed. the attempt. Every day saw him now anxious Yet he felt thankful to God for what he had and care-worn, leave his tent, bucket in hand, saved. He then knelt down, and earnestly seeking for water ; and every day saw him re- intreated God to "give him the patience of holy turn in the evening almost fainting, and with an Job ” under his accumulating sufferings. The empty vessel. His supplies of food also grew spirit of his journal at this time is one which short'; boobies became scarce--turtle were not betokens a degree of humble acceptance of his
He then used to boil a little rice in a little punishment, severe as it was, and of patient subwater, of which he made most of his meals. mission to the Supreme Will. Thus the month Many, many times, and with a gaze made of May passed away-his provisions diminishintense by the struggle in his mind between hope ing, his barrel of water failing, his hopes growand despair, were his eyes bent upon the lonely ing fainter, and the future full of the gloomiesto waters, but no ship appeared. It was fortunate anticipations, in consequence of the rapidly inthat, as yet, his bodily health continued good. creasing heat of the weather. Thus were his days spent at this time: in the
(To be continued.) morning, the spring of hope poured its assuaging waters over his soul, and he set forth fully ex
EPISTLE OF GEORGE FOX. pecting success of some sort ; in the evening, those waters were cut off, and he beguiled some of the tedium of the night by reading until his
London, the 7th of the 12th month, 1680. eyes were weary, and then, as a diversion, he DEAR FRIENDS, —My love is to you all in the would set to mending his clothes. Finding no holy, peaceable Truth; and my desires are, that promise of native esculents, he thought to in- / whatsoever ye do may be done in the Name of
TO FRIENDS IN AMERICA,
Jesus, to the glory of God the Father: and all thanks, who is worthy of all, for ever and everbe subject one to another in the fear of the Lord niore.
G. F. God, so that ye may all come to dwell in the love of God, which 'edifies the body of Christ, who is the heavenly man. And let all strifes,
THE PREACHER AND THE ROBBERS. and divisions, and backbitings, or whisperings, A Methodist preacher many years ago, in Ireor prejudices, cease and be buried; and so what- land, was journeying to the village where he was soever is amiss, or hath been amiss, let it be put expected to preach, according to the usual roudown by the Truth and Spirit of God, that it tine of his duty, and was stopped on his way by may be uppermost, which is a strong bond to three robbers. One of them seized his bridle unite your hearts, and minds, and souls to-reins, another presented a pistol, and demanded gether, and to the Lord; and be kind and cour-his money, the third was a mere looker on. teous one towards another, all studying to be The devoted man looked each and all of them quiet, and to excel one another in virtue, purity, in the face, and with great gravity and seriousholiness, righteousness, and godliness, in all your ness said" Friends, did you pray to God before words, lives, and conversations; so that you may you left home? Did you ask Him to bless you all walk as becomes saints and Christians, every in your undertakings to-day ?” one esteeming and preferring one another above The question startled them for the moment. himself in the Truth, in meekness, and lowliness Recovering themselves, one said, “ We have no of mind and humility : for. He that inhabits time to answer such questions, we want your eternity, dwells with the humble heart. And money." therefore do not quench the least motion of God's “I am a poor preacher of the gospel," was good Spirit in yourselves, nor in any other; but the reply; "but what little money I have shall let truth and goodness be cherished in all; and be given to you." let all harshness, and bitterness, and revilings be A few shillings was all he had to give. kept down by the Truth, that in it you may “ Have you not a watch ?" bear one another's weakness and infirmities, and · Yes." so fulfil the law of Christ; keeping down revenge, “ Well, then, give it to us." hastiness, or passion; as knowing vengeance is In taking his watch from his pocket his saddle the Lord's, and He will repay it, on every bags were displayed. one that does wrong, without respect of per- “ What have you here ?" was the question
again. For, friends, you should be as lights, or as a “ I cannot say I have nothing in them but recity that cannot be hid; and as the salt of the ligious books, because I have a pair of shoes and earth, to be a good savour; take heed of losing a change of linen also." the salt's savour, either in word or conversation; “ We must have them." for if you do, you will come under the foot of The pious preacher dismounted. The saddle men, they will trample upon you ; therefore be bags were taken possession of, and no further careful, fervent, circumspect, and faithful in the demand made. Instantly the preacher began to Truth, and let your moderation, temperance, and unbutton his great coat, and to throw it off his sobriety appear to all men, shewing forth the shoulders, at the same time asking, “ will you work of the Lord, and your honesty and justness have my great coat?” in all your words and dealings between man and “ No," was the reply ; " you are a generous man; and owe nothing to any man but love, that man, and we will not take it." every one of you may be adorned with a meek He then addressed them as follows_“I have and quiet spirit, which is with the Lord of great given you every thing you asked for; and would price ; and be indued with wisdom from on high, have given you more than you asked for; I have which is pure and peaceable, gentle, and easy to one favour to ask of you.' be entreated, and full of mercy and good works; " What is that?'' let the fruits of this wisdom appear among you “ That you kneel down and allow me to pray all, and then you will all be gentle and easily to Almighty God in your behalf ; to ask him to entreated one of another.
turn your hearts, and put you upon better ways." And keep in the unity of the Spirit, which is “I'll have nothing to do with the man's things," the bond of the heavenly peace; and all walk as said the ringleader of them. becomes the glorious, joyful, peaceable Gospel “ Nor I neither," said another of them. “ Here of Christ, which is the power of God. And take your watch; take your money, take your therefore, all you who know this glorious Gos- saddlebags ; if we have anything to do with you pel of peace, live and walk in it, keeping your the judgments of God will overtake us. glorious, heavenly, comfortable fellowship in this So each article was returned. That, however, glorious Gospel of peace, in which enmity can- did not satisfy the pious teacher. He urged not come; and in this everlasting Gospel, the prayer upon them. He knelt down; one of the everlasting God, who is over all, from everlast- robbers knelt with him ; one prayed, the other ing to everlasting, will have the praise, glory and I wept, consessed his sin, said it was the first time
in his life that he had done such a thing, and it
CHRIST OUR LIGHT. should be the last. How far he kept his word is Polar star of life's dark sea! known only to Him to whom the darkness and
All unknowing how to steer, the light are equally alike; to Him whose eye
Saviour I would look to thee, lids try the children of men. Christian Rep.
O’er the watery waste appear ;
Shine encouragingly bright.
O'er the rolling billows shine,
Faith to thee her eye will turn ;.
Though the stormy night be mine,
If my beacon I discern,
If my guiding star appear,
I shall quickly lose my fear.
Though the foaming billows rise
I shall scarce their threatening see,
If I turn me to the skies,
If I fix my gaze on thee.
Guiding star! still give thy light,
Lead me through the stormy night..
SUMMARY OF NEWS.,
CONGRESS.— The resolutions on the subject of
French republicanism passed the Senate on the And joy too deep for this.
6th. An amendment was offered by J. P. Hale,
specially congratulating the French people on their The weary wave, at evening sighs
decree for the abolition of Slavery in their colonies. On Ocean's lonely strand,
This was lost-yeas 1, nays 28—a large number But joyous in the blush of morn
having declined voting. A similar amendment Thy billow sought the land.
was offered to the House resolutions, and gave rise There was no gloom around thy grave;
to a warm debate; but on the 10th the Senate resoThe blissful shore in sight,
lutions were called up in the House and adopted
174 to 2.
By the arrival of the steamers Wash.
ington and Hibernia at New York, the former on And oft, perchance, as spirits see,
the 7th and the latter on the 9th inst., dates from We yet may look on thine;
Liverpool to the 25th ult. have been received. The And in the love Death cannot quench
intelligence is of the utmost importance, showing Hold intercourse divine.
the 'universal spread of the revolutionary spirit, the
downfall of despotism throughout Western Europe, O no! thou art not lost to Earth, Though thou art gained to Heaven,
and the general triumph of the people in their To all who miss thy human love
struggles for reform and constitutional liberty. An An angel's love is given !
E. B. immense meeting was held in Dublin on the 20th,
at which an address to the French people was 8th month, 1845.
agreed upon, and also a petition to the Queen of
England for the repeal of the Irish union. The For Friends' Review.
government expected an outbreak at this time, and LINES TO A YOUNG FEMALE FRIEND. had made military preparations accordingly, but no Beware of the Idols of silver and gold,
disturbance occurred. Next day several of the The things which thou lovest to wear and behold;
popular leaders were arrested for sedition, in Remember Ananias, who kept back a part, openly advocating an immediate appeal to arms And yield to thy Maker the whole of thy heart. against England, and the establishment of an Irish
Republic. Great excitement was caused in Dublin Beware of the Idols of silver and gold,
by the arrest. Trade and manufactures continue The things which destroyed many nations of old,
much depressed. Very great financial difficulties And watchful, establish a wall of defence
prevail in France, and numerous failures have Against the insidious allurements of sense.
taken place in Paris and Havre. A revolution took Beware of the Idols of silver and gold,
place in Vienna on. the 13th. Prince Metternich And consent not thy peace for such baubles be sold; was obliged to fly, and the Emperor yielded to the Surrender to him who is jealous, and stands
demand of his people for a constitution. The At the door of the heart, and its empire demands. people of Hungary demanded a separate ministry
for Hungary, and the Austrian Emperor had granted Beware of the Idols of silver and gold,
it. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed in Austria, Which by gradual approaches the affections enfold; and the Emperor was very popular. It appears, But in thy adornment more beautiful shine, Aud the spirit of quiet and meekness be thine.
however, that the people of Lombardy put no faith
in his promises, and a revolt had taken place at Beware of the Idols of silver and gold,
Milan. The Viceroy had fled, and at the last acWhich all are but drops when their value is told; counts it was supposed the people had triumphed But the Pearl of great price, let it be thy endeavour over the soldiery. Commotions had taken place To obtain and in beauty possess it for ever. in Prussia, and the King had made concessions to
the people, which were received with the greatest of the course, arrangements will be made, by which enthusiasm. Saxony, Hanover, Bavaria, and almost they will be enabled to devote themselves to such the entire family of German principalities and branches as they may select. Students entering states, have entered upon the career of reforın. A the school unprepared to join one of the regular Congress is to be held at Dresden, to determine classes, will be carefully grounded in the elementary upon
the question of a more complete confederation studies, under the immediate direction of the Prinof the German powers, and also to decide upon cipal. measures of constitutional reform. The general The diligent perusal of the Holy Scriptures will revolutionizing of Europe puts an end to the fear be pursued by all the students. of a combination of despotisms to crush republican- As the object of this school is to afford an educa. ism in France. Poland 'is now the point of most tion to the youth of our religious Society, consistent interest and apprehension. One account is that a with its principles, the Principal and Teachers are Republic has already been proclaimed at Cracow; expected to have this important concern mainly in but whether this be true or not, a rising is most cun- view, and by example and precept encourage the fidently expected. The Pope has proclaimed a con- scholars to plainness in dress and address, and en. stitution, in compliance with the demands of his deavour to instil into their minds a love and esteem people. The College of Cardinals, chosen by the for our doctrines and testimonies. The students Pope, is to be constituted a Senate, and two delibe. are required to dress consistently with the simpli, rative councils for the formation of the laws are to be city of our profession. It is particularly requested established, called the High Council, and the Coun- that every article of dress be marked in full with the cil of Deputies. The High Council, it would appear, student's name. The students are to wear hats, and is to draw up projects of laws, and to give its advice not caps. on State questions. The Council of Deputies is to be There are two terms in the year: the Winter elective; a property, qualification being required in Term of six months, commencing on the Second the electors, unless they belong to certain classes, as Fourth day in the Tenth month, and the Summer members of the colleges, titular professors of the Term of four months, commencing on the Seconduniversities, and others having the electoral fran- fourth day in the Fifth month. Examinations will chise by virtue of their profession or office. The take place at the close of each term. Two vaca. profession of the Popish religion is necessary as a tions of four weeks each occur, one in the Spring and qualification for the exercise of civil and political the other in the Autumn ; during which time the rights.
students are expected to make all the necessary at. rangements for the ensuing term, as no student will
be permitted to be temporarily absent, during its HAVERFORD SCHOOL.*
continuance, unless on account of the sickness of It is proposed to open this School on Fourth-day, 1 himself or a near relative, or for other urgent reathe 10th of Fifth month next, for the admission of the sons of Friends, and of others professing with
Applications for admission must be made to the them, who desire their children to be educated in Secretary of the Board of Managers. The result of conformity with the principles of our religious So-his application will be communicated to the appliciety.
cant, and persons thus notified of their admission The following friends will constitute the Officers will be considered responsible for the amount of the Institution ;
charged for Board and Tuition for that term. Pa. Lindley MURRAY Moore, Principal, and Teacher at the close of the Winter term, will be required to
rents intending to remove their sons from the School of English Literature. Hugh, D. Vail, Teacher of Mathematics and before the first of the Third month; and if at the
give notice of such intention to the Principal, on or Natural Philosophy. Joseph W. ALDRIGH, Teacher of the Latin and the Eighth month; and in case of failure to give
close of the Summer Term, on or before the first of Greek Languages and Ancient Literature.
such notice, their places will be considered as en. ELIZABETH B. Hopkins, Matron.
gaged for the term next ensuing, and payment be The Managers believe that the arrangements required accordingly. which have been made, will enable them to carry The price for Board and Tuition is $200 per an. out, in accordance with the original design of the num, payable as follows, viz: $60 at the opening
, Institution, a thorough and liberal course of instruc- and $60 at the middle of the Winter Term, and 880 tion, with constant reference to moral training, and al the opening of the Summer Term. the promotion of an attachment to the Christian By direction of the Managers, principles of the Society of Friends. The full
CHARLES YARNALL, course will, as heretofore, require a period of four
Secretary, years, and will include the Latin and Greek Lan.
No. 39 High Street, Philada. guages, Ancient and Modern Literature, History, Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Logic, Rhetoric, the evidences of Natural and Revealed Religion, Chemistry, and several branches of Natural History Those students who shall have completed the full of study, will be entitled to become candi. Friends in America, will be held in the committee
The annual meeting of the Bible Association of dates for the Diploma. For the accommodation of others who may not desire to pursue all the studies room, Arch street meeting house, on Seventh-day
evening, the 15th instant, at 8 o'clock.
Friends of both sexes who feel an interest in the • This notice, which was published in the 23d num- subject are particularly invited to attend. ber, is inserted anew at the request of some of the
CHARLES Ellis, Secretary. managers.
Philada., Fourth month, 1848.
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followed by, a breaking forth of a greater glory
and power, than he or others had ever known in ROBERT BARCLAY AND FRIENDS IN that quarter. This remarkable language was SCOTLAND.
judged to be plainly veritied in all its parts, as (Continued from page 467.)
well by the great accession of sufferings, which,
within three years of his decease, was permitted We are now to approach the close of Alex- to befall the Friends of Aberdeen, as by the opander Jaffray's career. On the 7th of the 5th posite effect these sufferings had upon the dedimonth, 1673, at the age of fifty-nine years, he cated and upon the disobedient. was removed from among them, and from the Sometimes, when very siek, he would bless warfare of this life, in full assurance of a glorious the Lord, that now fighting with a natural death, and immortal inheritance among the blessed of all he had not an angry God to deal with. “ Oh!" generations.
said he, “ the sting of death is fully gone, and During his illness, which lasted 'twelve days, death is mine ; being reconciled to me, as a he gave forth, in the presence of many Friends sweet passage, through Him that loved me.” and others, very substantial attestation to that | And again, he signified, that the Lord had given most excellent dispensation of gospel light and him the garments of praise, instead of the spirit truth, unto which he had of late years been more of heaviness. Another time, seeing a candle in perfectly and fully brought; in which, also, he the room almost gone out, he said, “ My natural had given up with all readiness of mind to walk, life is near an end, like that candle, for want of and in defence of which, resignedly to suffer. nourishment or matter to entertain it; but in this Among other expressions, these following abun- [respect] we shall differ, that if it be let alone, dantly prove the blessed condition of his spirit, that goes out with a stink, but I shall go out up to the awful change.
with a good savour : praises to my God for He remarked, it was his great joy and comfort ever !" in that trying hour, thatever he had been counted A little before his breath ceased, he declared, worthy to bear a testimony to, and suffer for He had been with his God, and had seen deep that invaluable principle of Christ's inward ap- things : about which time, he was filled in a pearance in the hearts of the children of men, wonderful manner with the power of Christ, visiting all by his hight, grace, nnd good Spirit, which much affected those present; and very which convinceth of sin. And further, that shortly after, he gently passed away! the great judgment and condemnation of many One of the earliest minutes recorded by the in the nation, especially the religious profes- Monthly Meeting of Friends at Aberdeen, in the sors, was and would be, their having so slighted book provided for the purpose of entering the and despised, yea, hated this Divine light, and affairs of the Society, has the following simple the witnesses of it.
notice of his death : “ It pleased the Lord to reBeing overcome in spirit, he occasionally move out of the body our dear and precious said, “Now, Lord, let thy servant depart in Friend, Alexander Jaffray, at his own house at, peace, for mine eyes spiritually have seen, my Kingswells, the 7th of the 5th month, 1673, at heart hath felt, and, feeling, shall for ever feel one in the morning ; who was buried in his own thy salvation !"
burial-ground there, upon the 8th day. He was He also left this prediction among his friends, a sincere, upright-hearted man all his time, and that a time of great and near trial was shortly one that had been a seeker of the Lord from his coming upon Friends in that corner of the land, I youth up, and had much of the life of Jesus and