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" It is more an error of our will, than our, and none is able to pluck his lambs and sheep judgment ; for we know it to be an effect of our out of his Father's or his hand, who is the true passion, not our reason; and therefore we are Shepherd ; neither are any able to hurt the hair the more culpable in our partial estimates. of your head, except it be permitted by his power

"It is as envious as unjust, to underrate for your trial. And therefore rejoice in his another's actions, where their intrinsic worth power, the Lamb of God who hath the victory recommends them to disengaged minds. over all, both within and without. He by whom

“ Nothing shows more the folly, as well as all things were made, and is over all; the first e per fraud, of man, than clipping of merit and reputa- and the last; the Amen; and the faithful and

true witness in all his, males and females ; the
"But just and noble minds rejoice in other heavenly rock and foundation for all the believers
men's success, and help to augment their praise." in the light and children of the day to build upon,

Page 725: “When the actions of a neighbour to stand sure. 1683. P. E.
are upon the stage, we can have all our wits Let us all walk with much circumspection, fear,
about us, are so quick and critical we can split and humility before the Lord, under a sense of
an hair, and find out every failure and infirmity; our present outward liberty, and the temporal
but are without feeling, or have but very little mercies that have for some years attended the
sense of our own.”

same; that our love and service for the Lord, UNITATE

and his holy truth and church, may have the predi Bizanti FRIENDS' REVIEW.

ference of our worldly business in our thoughts, ose L

lest we should incur his displeasure, for an unPHILADELPHIA, EIGHTH MONTH 26, 1848. grateful neglect of our duty and thankfulness to

Him; for it has sometimes pleased the Lord to The notice of discoveries in the copper region, deprive his people of the favours they abuse ; which we publish as we find it, without vouching though He is a God slow to anger, and of long for its correctness, will no doubt recall, to the recol- suffering towards his children. 1707. P. E. lection of many of our readers, the numerous ves

Let the Christian duty of visiting the sick be tiges which are to be found in the valley of the often left comfort, ease, and sweetness upon the

timely remembered and practised; it having Mississippi

, and the vicinity of the north-western spirits of many, to their very end. 1710. P.E. lakes, of the labours of a race whose history has The Lord is one, and his name, power, and vanished from the earth. That these people were Spirit, one ; and He hath called us to be one, in much more highly civilized, so far as the arts are charity, in principle, and practice. Let us all an evidence of civilization, than the Indian natives, therefore diligently follow and pursue the same, whom our European ancestors discovered upon according to the degrees of that Divine grace, their emigration to the western world, is sufficiently wisdom,

and understanding given us of God. evident from the fragments which are still visible, through the dear Son of his love, Jesus Christ or which have been carefully observed. The anti- our only Mediator. And, let us all diligente quarian anxiously inquires, what has become of follow Him, and his example, in his Divine lahe these people ? Have they perished in mass, or devil, the murderer, and divider hath no me

and Spirit, wherein Satan, the adresse
have they relapsed into savage life?
The remains of fortifications, which have been prince of the world hath nothing, amarra

that the power of Christ Jesus in whom
discovered in the valley of the Ohio, furnish a suf- all for ever; to whose name and
ficient indication that the ancient occupants of the knee must bow, and tongae wants
land were no strangers to the calamities of war; God that Friends everywhere
hence we may conjecture that they have either ence his name and powes, se
been swept from the earth, or merged in the bar. kingdom and goveramente di
barous tribes whlch surrounded them, by the wide conduct at all times all that

Friends are also a
wasting deluges of war.

no stumbling-binets the ADVICES OF LONDON YEARLY MEETING.

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all, in a meek, lowly, quiet, spirit; that as we by the whirlwind into the most frightful heaps profess to be a spiritually-minded people, we may of confusion. These are termed a windfalls," and appear to be such as, being bounded by the cross form some of the most formidable barriers to the of Christ, show forth the power of that divine progress of the traveller of the wilderness. principle we make profession of, by a conversa- The surveyed line through this section of tion every way agreeable thereunto. 1731. P. E. country, owing to the facts above stated, was

Seeing it is evident that evil communications merely traced out with small stakes, placed at corrupt good manners, we recommend with much long intervals, which, having become dark and affection to our young Friends, that they be very discolored could scarcely now be distinguished careful to avoid all such company, as by a light from the surrounding dead-wood. I was not and vain conversation would tend to alienate then in the least disconcerted at failing to find their minds from the love of virtue and sobriety. the line, but continued to advance in the direction 1734. P. E.

which I knew it to take, stopping from time to time And, dear friends, in order that as we have re- to make sketches and observations as before. As ceived Christ, so we may walk in Him, in all it was now getting late in the afternoon, and I holiness and godliness of conversation, we felt confident I had gone quite as far as the party earnestly exhort, that ye hold fast the profession were likely to have advanced in their day's of the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, without march, I again made an effort to discover them, wavering; both in respect to his outward com- by traversing the country both to the right and ing in the flesh, his sufferings, death, resurrec- left for a considerable distance, whooping

as loud tion, ascension, mediation, and intercession at as I possibly could: but all in vain; I could the right hand of the Father; and to the inward neither hear nor see anything of them. Very manifestation of his grace and Holy Spirit in our little more than half a mile from where I stood, I hearts, powerfully working in the soul of man, recognized a rocky height from which I had the to the subduing of every evil affection and lust, year before made some observations, and immeand to the purifying of our consciences from diately proceeded thither, in the hope of being dead works to serve the living God; and that able to discover from it the smoke of the camp. On through the virtue and efficacy of this most holy reaching the summit, there stood the post which faith, ye may become strong in the Lord, and in I had placed for my instrument, exactly as I had the power of his might. 1736. P: E.

left it a year ago. I carefully scanned the face of the country round in every direction, but the anxiously-looked-for smoke was nowhere to be

seen; and I was at last most reluctantly comFIVE DAYS IN THE WILDERNESS OF NEW

pelled to relinquish my hope of finding the party, BRUNSWICK.

for that night at least. On the morning of the 5th of last November Not knowing whether the surveyed line lay to we were encamped on the line of survey on the my right or left

, I resolved on taking the direction Tobique district

, about five miles from the in which I thought there was least personal risk, Little Gulquac. At eight o'clock, the party and therefore lost no time in getting on a line having struck the tents, and got their several loads which had been run by my directions the year in readiness, commenced their day's march along before, along which I kept to the northward, as the line, when I left them, as I usually did, for in case I did not in the mean time cross either the purpose of examining the neighboring counthe other line or tracks of the party, I should try. I took a course to the westward for about have at least made some progress towards Camp. half a mile, behind a small mount, from the top bell's, the nearest settlement on the Tobique. 'I of which I was led to expect an excellent view continued to press forward without discovering of the surrounding country, as observations from the objects of my search. I had reached the it of distant mountain heights had already been Beaver Brook, a branch of the Wapskihegan, made by the surveying party during the sum- when night overtook me, and it commenced to mer's operations. After making a few notes and rain. It was now quite certain that for one night sketches, I went to the top of the hill, where I I must forego the comforts of food, fire, or shelter remained for a short time similarly employed. I-having at the same time no doubt of my easily

a next descended, with the intention of regaining reaching Campbell's some time next day. My the line of survey, and joining the party. This, situation at that time, although but the comhowever, I found to be no such easy matter. mencement of my disaster, was one of no ordiThe country in this neighborhood has to an im- nary suffering. I had already undergone nearly mense extent been laid waste by extensive fires, twelve hours of the most harassing fatigue, withand the trees, and even the soil, in some places out food, or a moment's rest; and now, cold and are so thoroughly burnt up, that there is not a wet, stood alone amid wind and rain, in a sterile vestige of vegetation to be seen; in others, the and shelterless wilderness, and on a night so naked trunks of trees are left standing, like the dark, that the very sky seemed black. What grim ghosts of a stately forest race, charred by was to be done? To follow a course, and more fire, or blanched by the storm.; or they are tossed forward in the dark, I knew was impossible.

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There were thirteen long hours until daylight, | to go a little way to the right, where the ground yet I dared not lie down to rest for fear of per- was higher, and less swampy, and take up my ishing. I at length resolved to endeavor to follow quarters in the shelter of some low bushes, a few the course of the brook, in doing which, I had branches of which I threw on the ground before difficulties to surmount which would, I have no lying down. I need scarcely say I was wet, doubt, appear to many almost like impossibilities, cold, hungry, and much fatigued, having now even by daylight. Such a night of falls, wounds, continued to walk without interruption for upbruises, scratchings, and fatigue is, I confess, wards of thirty-five hours. On lying down, I beyond my powers of description. On the morn- got into rather a distressing sort of slumber, from ing of the 6th, I found I had got within a short which I in a short time awoke, with much pain distance of the mouth of the brook, which I in my limbs and back, and stiff with cold. I got crossed, intending to follow down the Wapski- up and walked about, until once more overcome hegan river, until I came to a lumber road I had with fatigue, when I again lay down, to endure travelled the year before, leading by Shea's a repetition of iny sufferings; and in this way Mountain to the Campbell settlement, on the To- passed a dreadful night of about thirteen hours. bique river. The waters were now much swollen, On the morning of the 7th, as soon as it was so that I could only scramble along a very steep sufficiently clear, I left my wretched couch, bank, thickly wooded with underwood and trees. shivering with cold, and by no means refreshed I had gone some distance down, when, thinking after my fatigue. I was nevertheless in tolerable that a little way back from the bank of the river spirits, not considering myself lost, and feeling I might probably find the travelling easier, I assured that within a few hours at least I should took that direction, and again found myself in a once more be in comfortable quarters. seemingly open country of burnt lands, The The cravings of hunger were now becoming surrounding highlands were distinctly seen on all excessive, and not even a berry was to be seen sides in the distance, and amongst the most con- with which I might allay them. The weather spicuous was Shea's Mountain, which led me to throughout had been, and still continued, dark, the resolution of taking a direct course for it, not and the only compass then in my possession I dreaming of the formidable difficulties I should had long considered as useless ; I, however, took have to encounter on the way. I toiled on with off the glass, with the hope of repairing it, but determined perseverance through a dreadful com- my hands had become so benumbed with cold, bination of windfalls, marsh, lakes, streams, &c., that the needle slipped from my fingers amongst so that another day was nearly spent before I the long grass, and I was unable, after the most had reached the mountain. I at length found the diligent search, to recover it. I now found that lumber road, and now considered myself safe, both the roads leading from the lumber camp and my journey nearly at an end, being only again united, and resolved to continue the one I four miles from the settlement; but I reckoned had been following, under the iinpression that it without my host. I followed the road for a must bring me out somewhere on the Tobique. short distance, until I came to an old lumber For a considerable distance it traversed a low camp, and road leading off to the left, which I marshy district, where I found it very difficult to examined and unfortunately rejected, as it ap- follow, being sometimes up to my knees in water. peared to pass on a different side of the moun. After a march of several hours, I came to a timtain to that which I knew the proper road to take. ber brow, on a river which appeared of doubtful From that moment I continued to go astray.

size for the Tobique, but as of course my route On travelling a little way further, I came to a lay down the stream, I, under a gradual mustersecond old lumber camp, where the road again ing of doubts and fears, continued my journey in branched into two. À snow-storm had now that direction. commenced, and night was once more fast ap

I had felt, without at that moment compreproaching. On going about a mile and a half hending them, very evident symptoms of apdown one of the roads, I did not like its appear- proaching weakness. I frequently heard the ance, and returning, followed the other, which I sound of voices quite distinctly, and stopped to found equally unsatisfactory, as it did not much listen. I whooped ! but not a sound in reply. resemble the road I had travelled during the The stream murmured on its bed, the winds summer of last year. I, however, endeavored rustled amongst the leaves, or whistled through to console myself with the probability of the the long grass ; but that was all ; everything else difference in its appearance, being caused by its was silent as the grave. In a short time after, covering of snow.

a most extraordinary illusion occurred. My I continued to travel for some miles through a attention was first attracted by distinctly hearing low marshy ground, until I became quite con- a tune whistled in the direction of the river; and, vinced of my being in a strange part of the on looking round, I saw through the trees, an country ; when I returned, with the intention, if Indian with two squaws and a little boy. My possible, of regaining the old lumber camp before joy at the sight may be readily conceived: their dark, and passing the night in it; but the night canoe, I thought, could not be far off; and I alcame upon me so suddenly, that I had only time ready fancied myself seated in it, and quietly

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gliding down the river. I hallooed ! but to my work-basket, she cut her hair in a way which utter amazement, not the slightest notice was she considered becoming. taken or reply made. The Indian, with folded Before proceeding any further with the story, arms, leant against a tree, and still continued to I shall make a few remarks on her conduct. whistle his tune with philosophic indifference. She knew well that her father objected to her hair I approached, but they receded, and appeared to being shortened ; therefore, in cutting it, she disshun me; I became annoyed, and persisted, but obeyed him, and consequently dishonoured him; in vain, in trying to attract their notice. The she thus violated that commandment of God dreadful truth at length flashed upon my mind; which enjoins us to honour our father and moit was really no more than an illusion, and one ther. Now, I believe there are very few chilof the most perfect description. Melancholy dren who do not love their parents, who do not forebodings arose. I turned away, retraced my feel naturally a warm affection for them; but they steps, and endeavored to think no more of it. I do not so naturally honour them; therefore it had turned my back upon the vision, but as I pleased the Most High to put forth a command retreated, its accompaniment of ghostly music for on that subject. To honour means to treat with some time continued to fall upon my unwilling great respect or reverence ; we are even enjoined ear like a death-knell. A sort of mirage next to “honour all men;" and how much more appeared to me to spread over the low grounds, ought we to honour our parents than other perso completely real in its effect, that frequently, sons, considering that we are indebted to them when expecting to step over my boots in water, for their constant care and unwearying kindness! I found that I was treading upon long dry grass. And whenever children are tempted to speak or to be convinced of the truth of which, I frequently act disrespectfully to their parents, they should felt with my hand. My first vision was undoubi- consider that they are disobeying God, and, of edly the result of delirium tremens, brought on course, incurring his displeasure, which is an by exhaustion ; but whether the latter arose from awful thought. the same cause, or from real external phenomena, Elizabeth's parents were members of the reI cannot well determine.

ligious society called "Friends," who, when (To be continued.)

speaking to only one person, use the singular pronouns “ thou, thee,” and “thy," instead of

the plurals "you" and "your." ' When ElizaCommunicated for Friends Review.

beth rose the next morning, her father and moELIZABETH

ther kissed her, and she was very glad to see them at home again ; but her father, when he had

kissed her, looked earnestly at her, and said The following relation was made to A. A., a with surprise, “This child's hair has been cut. valued friend in England, by Elizabeth

My dear hast thou been cutting thy own hair !"

Elizabeth blushed, and said, "No, father." whose parents were also well known to A. A.

“ Who has been cutting it then?” “Nobody, Elizabeth

had an excellent father and father." “Somebody must have cut it. When mother, who carefully instructed her in her duty; was it done?” “I don't know, father.” they taught her to fear God and keep his com- Now, her father saw plainly that this was not mandments, and to seek the teaching of the Holy true, and he said very seriously to her, " My Spirit. Little Elizabeth was a very merry frolic dear, thou art not speaking the truth ; go directly some child, and although she sometimes sincerely up stairs into the spare room, and wait there till desired to be good, yet she often did wrong from thy mother and I come to thee.” Elizabeth did inattention to the advice of her parents and the not attempt to justify herself, but went away reproofs of her conscience.

immediately as her father desired. Her breakfast One day, when Elizabeth was between seven was carried to her, and she remaind alone. and eight years of age, she was guilty of telling It is proper to observe that Elizabeth had not an untruth, and the following were the circum- been addicied to telling untruths; it was therestances which led her to commit so great a fault. fore the more remarkable to her parents that she Her father liked to see her hair growing in its should have denied her fault on this occasion. natural way, simply parted in the middle, and She knew that she had done wrong in disobeyhanging down on the back of her neck. At this ing her father, and feeling ashamed of that transtime, it had become fashionable for children's gression, she foolishly attempted to conceal it hair to be cut short, and Elizabeth was mortified by an untruth. She knew her Saviour's comat having her hair longer than that of her school- mand to his disciples, " Watch and pray, that fellows, so she determined to cut it, and availed ye enter not into temptation,” Matt. xxvi. 41; herself of the opportunity of effecting her purpose but she neglected to do so, and was betrayed one morning when her father and mother went out into disobedience, and now she added one sin to spend the day. She mounted a table, on which to another. she knelt before a looking-glass, and then with a When sitting by herself in the spare room, pair of scissors, which sho had taken from a Elizabeth's feelings were uncomfortable, for she

A TRUE STORY OF A LITTLE GIRL.

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had an accusing conscience : but she was hungry her to read certain psalms and chapters, and and ate her breakfast, and endeavoured with all then they left the room. Her dinner was sent her might to drive away her painful thoughts. 10 her, and after she had read and reflected on At length, she heard footsteps on the stairs. what she had read, and spent much time in The handle of the door moved, the door was sorrow and weeping, her father and mother paid opened, and in walked her father and mother, her another visit, and as soon as she had taken the former with a Bible in his hand. They her supper, which was brought up to her, she quietly sat down, and desired her to stand before was desired to go to bed. Her mother told her them. Her father then said solemnly, “I am that she must not sleep with her sister as usual, very sorry to find that my little Elizabeth has but in another room, as she could not be conso far departed from what she knows to be right, sidered a suitable companion for her sister. as to dare to tell a falsehood.” “ Yes," said her Poor little Elizabeth dared not offer to kiss mother, “it is indeed a sad thing that a child, her parents, but retired silently to her little lonely brought up with so much care as she has been, bed, and there she sighed and wept till her pillow should act thus. I had hoped better things of was wet with her tears. She felt truly sorry her; she little knows the pain of mind she has for her fault, and after beseeching her heavenly occasioned us."

Father to forgive her, she fell fast asleep, and Elizabeth had endeavoured to stand unmoved; did not wake till it was time to rise. Instead of but the words of her parents softened her heart, joyfully meeting her parents as usual, she almost and her tears now flowed abundantly: her dreaded to see them; and when at length she mother also shed tears. Her father then opened came into their presence, they desired her to go the Bible, reminding her that it contained the again into the spare room. Here she spent the words of God himself. He then read impres- greater part of the day in a similar manner to the sively: “Lying lips are abomination to the preceding day, in reading and committing texts Lord,” Prov. xii. 22: then turning to another of Scripture to memory, reflecting on her conduct, text, he read, “ All liars shall have their part in and listening to the occasional instructions of the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: her parents when they came into the room for which is the second death,” Rev. xxi. 8. He the purpose of performing their duty towards then spoke very solemnly of that heavenly king- her. dom into which nothing but purity and holiness Some who read this little narrative may think can ever enter, and added, “ How awful would it that two days of confinement and correction be to have the gates closed against us!" Her were more than sufficient for even so grave an mother then said, “When we rebel against the offence; but let them attend to what Elizabeth's truth, we resist and grieve the Holy Spirit. It parents said to her on this subject. Her mother has often been explained to Elizabeth that this said, with a look of concern and compassion, Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Son : “My dear child, we are very sorry to deprive and therefore, in this resistance, she has resisted thee of play and other pleasures; but as parents and rebelled against God. Oh that she may we are bound to reprove and punish thee for sincerely repent, and never more be guilty of what is evil in thy conduct; and we are desirous deviating from the truth!”'

that this painful circumstance should imprese Her father then read the history of Ananias thee so deeply that it may never be forgotien.” and Sapphira, which shows the awful conse- Her father added, “ When Elizabeth is grown quences of their deceit and lying. Elizabeth's up, she will see that we studied her best interests, father and mother then told her they felt too and were not willing that she should lose the deeply grieved to be angry, and they earnestly impression which may be made on her mind, by entreated her to seek forgiveness of her heavenly too soon returning to her usual employments Father, who hears in heaven, his dwelling-place, and amusements. Elizabeth's mind assented and forgives the iniquity of the penitent sinner; to what they expressed, and she felt thankful and we shall not seek in vain if we ask for that she was blessed with parents who thus pardon for the sake of our Lord and Saviour watched over her. Jesus Christ, who shed his precious blood for Just before tea-time, her father and mother the remission of sins, and who ever liveth to came again, and told her that they believed she make intercession for us; for he himself said to had sincerely repented of her error, and that they his disciples, “ Whatsoever ye shall ask the freely forgave her for the distress she had occaFather in my name, he will give it you,” John sioned them. * But," said her father, “ rexvi. 23.

member we are not able to forgive sins : forgiveThey desired her to remain in that room till ness can be obtained only from Him whose law they should allow her to mix with the rest of thou hast broken. I trust thou hast sought for the family, from whom she must be separated pardon, and I sincerely hope thou wilt never for a time, as her offence required punishment, again offend thy heavenly Father by uttering a and they wished to impress her mind so strongly falsehood.” Elizabeth was much affected by with the sinfulness of lying, that she might never the kind and solemn words of her parents. They forget it. They left the Bible with her, desiring then both kissed her most affectionately, and told

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