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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - July 25, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian Banner amp advocate. _ in. Bauner to. Who. 44. I or Cibit Elwa to Ami Veu huf la 39, one thing is needful my one thing have i desired of the lord a a this one thing i do whole no. 35a David Mckinney editor and proprietor. Publication office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 111 South tenth Street below Chestnut Advance. A a a a for the week Endino saturday july 25, 1857, by mail or at the office $1.50 per tear i Row pro Spertus delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a Kusyj a Rtuh original Ami to 10 lord turned and looked upon xxii til. Jesus turned and looked on Peter 0 that overwhelming gaze Simon a a satan Fain a would have thee a but thy Saviour for thee prays. Thou Hast yielded to temptation satan strongly did assail but that glance from him who pm Wyeth that thy Faith shall never fail yes that glance of love and pity did reproach there mingle too brings the Saviours words before thee and thy broken vows to View. Thoughts of love thus unrequited Mauseth grief which Many know Well the Solitude thou sleekest that thy bitter tears May flow. A a tis repentance not repented it is a cry thy Saviour hours Simon Simon Jesus loves thee wipe away those bitter tears. Thou canst answer when he tries thee Simon a a Simon Lovest thou me a a lard thou know est that i love thee a truly i Appeal to thee. Lord when tempted to forsake thee gently draw us by thine Eye May it warn reprove direct us glorious Beacon from the sky and allure us Onward upward where All Faith is lost in sight where no sore temptation draws us prom the path of life and Light. E.w.i�. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Infant , 6. Present were the lord Jesus Long before his death had authorized his apostles both to preach and baptize. But their instructions limited them to a a the lost sheep of the House of after his resurrection he assigned them the world As their Field. A go a says he a a teach All nations baptizing them in the name of the bather and of the son and of the holy ghost teaching them to observe All things whatsoever i have commanded , xxviii 19, 20. This last command of Christ instead of excluding Little children seems to be worded with a special design to make room for them. The Reader will please to observe that the word teach occurs twice in the passage a go teach All nations a and a a teaching them to observe All things a amp of. In the original there is no such tautology As the two words Are quite different and differ in their Significations. The first word rendered teach is Mathew mate from Mathew eur to disciple to secure As scholars to initiate into a school As Kar Erst so the real meaning of the word All Baptist writers of Eminence Are so Well agreed with us that it May be consid ered As settled. Or. Carson says a it is Well known that the word corresponding to teach in the first instance in which it occurs in this passage signifies to disciple or make p. 169. Or. Campbell also founder of the numerous set called by his name makes the same admission and adds that a a no Man Oan be said to to Disei pled of converted till he is . Baptist p. 630. Tie command of the Saviour May therefore be paraphrased thus a go disciple or enrol As scholars All nations by baptizing them a amp of a instruct ing them in the Observance of All the things which i have commanded now it must be admitted that children of two years old Are capable of learning in the school of Christ. They May therefor with propriety be enrolled therein As scholars and their parents May assume the obligation to instruct them at that Early period. The baptists Oan hardly deny this though they allege that infants of a few Days old can in no sense be accounted Cao ars. It is easy to show that this objection has no Force. Scholarships pos infants. It is not uncommon for a father to secure in some literary institution a scholarship for his infant child before it is Able to talk. He pays Down the required sum and receives an authenticated document by which the officers of the institution Are bound to instruct the child in various branches of learn ing whenever its capacities shall he sufficiently developed. And where is the Absurdity of making a provision of this kind Are not such parents counted Urise and provident ? and is it less Wise to secure for a Young immortal a scholarship in the school of Christ and to engage his instructors at the earliest period ? yet this is precisely what is done when a Parent gives up his infant child to god in baptism. He solemnly Hinds himself to bring up his child in the nurture and admonition of the lord. It is True the Baptist Brethren pursue a very different course they leave their children out of the school of Christ till they make a credible profession of Faith and then introduce them. This is As though our primary schools should Teube admission to pupils till they have made a great profi Vieney in learning a a but How Oan a Little child be called a Dia Vipla a i answer that the word Means simply a scholar or learner. It odours 262 times in the new testament and always in the same Radical sense. It is applied to believers in Christ in common with others because they Are professed learners while they live we now see that the command to baptize All nations is not at All inconsistent with the previous declaration of Christ that Little children belong to the kingdom of heaven and the Baptist Brethren Are guilty of add ing to the commission when they make him to say a go disciple the adult part of All nations baptizing them and none others. Circumstances in which the command Wab Given. Besides look at the Coroum stances in which the apostles received the command. As jews they were familiar with the practice of admitting proselytes by circumcision. A hey knew that when a Gentile was re children with their parents. It is just As Clear that the command to disciple All nations baptizing them would he taken by the apostles As equally comprehensive. The commission therefore in the circumstances in which it was Given and taken in connexion with the previous instructions of Christ was equivalent to a express command to baptize children. Peters understanding of the commission. The keys of the kingdom of heaven entrusted to the apostles were first employed on the Day of Pentecost they then opened the gospel dispensation and made known the terms of admission to Christ a visible kingdom. If children hitherto embraced in that kingdom were to be excluded that was the very time to make the announcement. And surely if the apostles had been baptists they would have embraced the Opportunity to declare in emphatic terms that Little children were thenceforth forever Oast out of the kingdom of the Saviour. But instead of this the apostle Peter in his first exhortation to Christian baptism includes children with their parents. A a repent a says he a a and be baptized every one of Yon in the name of Christ for the remission of sins and be shall receive the gift of the holy ghost for the Promise is unto you and to your ii 38, 39. Why did the apostle make this particular mention of the children of those whom he addressed if he designed to exclude them from baptism ? certainly no Baptist minister would name children in such a connexion unless for the purpose of ridiculing infant Spring cling. A the but what is that Promise of which Peter Speaks and How would he be understood by his audience ? we must beat in mind that they were exclusively jews and jewish proselytes to whom he spoke. The a a parthians med a Elamite a and others named As no other than foreign jews who had revisited Jerusalem and it was at the House of Cornelius seven years later that the first gentiles were admitted to baptism. And what would those jews understand by the Promise to them and their children ? undoubtedly they would recur to the great Promise made to Abraham in which Jehovah declared that he would be a god to him and to his seed after Gen xvii 5. This Promise was continually on their tongues and in View of entering the Christian Church the question would naturally arise in their minds whether it was now revoked and their children cast out. Peter being himself a jew is aware of their scruples and satisfies them at once. He tells them that the Promise is still to them and their children and on this ground urges them to repent and be baptized. But on the supposition that he meant to exclude their children from baptism his language is quite inexplicable sophistical argument of the baptists. The Baptist Brethren dwell much on the passage a a he that Beli Eveth and is baptized shall be saved but he that Beli Eveth not shall be damned a a Mark Xvi 16 on this they reason As follows infants cannot believe therefore Infante must not be baptized. Their error in this matter is two fold. 1st. They understand the passage As intended to define who shall be baptized whereas the sole object in View is to inform us who shall and who shall not be saved. 2d. If they can prove by this passage that infants cannot be baptized because they cannot believe by precisely the same reasoning they can prove that infants cannot be saved especially As the concluding words Are a the that Beli Eveth not shall be so when the apostle says a a whosoever shall Call upon the name of the. Lord shall he saved Quot if we adopt the Baptist principle of interpretation we must conclude that infants Are excluded from salvation because they cannot Call on the name of the lord. The truth is these and Many other pasare intended to define the terms of salvation for adults and have no bearing whatever on the ease of Infante. . Religion or letters to a Friend on the doctrines and duties of the Bible. Letter agent in regeneration. Born of the Iii 8, of his own will begat he i 18. A tved into the jewish Church his children a 80 were admitted and were subjected to same religious rites with himself of Ottist had commanded them to disciple. M j ii Aull. _ a a. Rations Circum Ising them they would confessedly have understood him As inn Nain my dear Friend a i promised to speak in this letter of the agent in regeneration this part of the subject has been in a measure anticipated and hence it will not be needful to dwell Long upon it. Jesus Christ Speaks of the regenerated Man As one com of the spirit John Iii 8 and James says of his own will begat he us. He begat us. The agent is divine. Thus the regenerated Are born of god and we Are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto Good works.�?1. John v 1 Eph. Ii 8�?10. Creation is a wonderful instance of divine Power no less so in regeneration and hence it is called a new creation and the Power displayed in it is compared to that by which Christ was raised from the dead. Thus Paul to the Ephesian the eyes of your understanding being enlightened that be May know what is the Hope of his calling and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints and what the exceeding greatness of his Power to us Ward who believe according to the working of Bis mighty Power which he wrought m Christ when he raised him from the dead. Eph. I 15-23. In different places this work is As ascribed to each of the persons of the Trinity and often to the divine being without regard to the distinction of persons in the godhead thus in the second chapter of ephesians but god who is Rich in mercy for his great love wherewith he loved us even when we were dead in sins hath quickened us together with Christ by Grace be Are saved and hath raised a is up together and made us sit together id heavenly places in Christ . Ii 1�?10. To the jews Moses said the lord hath not Given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear unto this Day. They were not regenerated. But this is promised. And the lord thy god will circumcise thine heart and the heart of thy seed to love the lord thy god with All think heart and with All thy soul that thou Mayest , xxix 4, and xxx 6. And in Jer. Xxxi 31�?34, the lord Promas including uses i will put my Law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts and i i will be their god and they shall be my peo pie. And still More clearly Inez. Xxxvi i 25�?27 a new heart also will i give you and a new spirit will 1 put within Yon and i will take away the Stony heart out of your flesh and i will give you a heart of flesh and i will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes Audye shall keep my judgments Odd do them. In accordance with these promises the Prophet cries who hath believed our report t and to whom is the of the lord revealed a Isa. Iii 1. And Paul asks w to Marketh thee to differ from another ? and what Hast thou that thou didst not receive ?-�?1. Cor. In 7. A is said of Lydia whose heart the lord Xvi 14. Pay al plants apollos Waters but god gives the increase.�?1. Cor. Iii 6. Jesus is exalted to give v 30 �?-32. Not by might a or by Power but by my spirit Saith the lord of hosts a Zed in 6 being born again is being born of the spirit As we see in John Iii 7j 8. So to be born again is to be born of god for whatsoever is born of god Overe Ometh a i he world.�?1. John v 4. And you being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of our flesh hath he quickened together with a Lim having forgiven you All col. Ii 13. For god who commanded the Light to Shine out of darkness hath shined in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of Godin the face of Jesus Christ.�?2. Cor. In 6. For be were some time darkness but now a re be Light in the lord walk As children of . V but be Are a chosen generation a Royal Priesthood a holy nation a Peculiar people that be should show Forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous Light.�?1. Pet. Ii 9. In the scheme of redemption each of the persons in the holy Trinity has his appropriate work. The father plans the son purchases the spirit applies. It is the office work of the spirit to make the application of redemption this he does in regeneration or effectual calling. Thus a a we Are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ by the effectual application of it to us by his holy spirit and the spirit a Plieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ by working Faith in us and thereby uniting us to Christ in effectual . Cat., ques. 29, 30 by his work Christ purchased the spirit to make this application to his people purchased their redemption and the spirit to apply it and he promised to Send the spirit to make this application. There is a connexion Between the work of Christ and the work of the spirit the spirit is both a purchased and promised gift and because of the depravity of our natures and the blindness of our minds the work of the spirit is As needful As the work of Christ. This is seen in the necessity of regeneration As that Point has been presented and also in the nature of regeneration As that has been exhibited. Henez i dwell so Long and with so much a petition on both the necessity and the nature of this change. If Christ must die to Purchase redemption the spirit must also be Given to apply its benefits. As necessary As was the work of Christ just so necessary is the work of the spirit for without the spirit there is no spiritual life without the spirit there is no spiritual perception of divine things and no capacity of such perception without the spirit there is no disposition to come to Christ for salvation and no ability of will to any spiritual Good and hence without the spirit Ali Are lost without the spirit you Are lost and All Are lost yes lost 1 so Jesus Christ promised to Send the spirit As in John chapter Xvi to reprove or convince of sin and of righteousness and of judgment to take of the things of Christ and show them unto us to enlighten the mind and to guide into All truth and to dwell in the heart and fit the soul for Xiv 15�?18 and Xvi 7�?15. This Promise he fulfils he sends the spirit and the spirit convinces of sin and Renews the heart by a direct and supernatural influence on the soul he opens the eyes of the mind infuses life implants a principle of holiness imparts spiritual perception Renews and liberates the will and purifies and elevates the affections. It is his work and not Many a act. Of his own will begat he us As Paul writes to the corinthians and such were some of you but be ate washed but be Are sanctified but be Are justified in the name of the lord Jesus and by the spirit of our god 1. Cor. I 11. And to Titus according to his mercy he saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the holy ghost which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Iii 4�?6. Read the texts referred to in this letter also Eph. I. And ii. And hymns 57, 79, and 87. Yours truly. From our Loudon correspondent. Visit to Birmingham a its. a the episcopalians and. Or. Millard the co Grega Tio Nahss and John Angels James the baptists and Wesley ans and the opening of a new Church a working minister and people first fruits the jews and mormons George Dawson the lecturer and Las a Church a a the unitarians by Wimgham and the fast or. Newman and the Orato nans a popish Bishop and clergy infidelity and its apostles a Oxford and Cambridge celibacy and fellowships the Lambeth meeting Council on education the comets the scene in Hyde Park and the . A London june 26,1857. During the present week i have been at Birmingham and at Manchester i Reserve an. Account of the exhibition at the latter till my on my old principle of carrying my Manean readers with me wherever i go i Sqq them with11 some of the scenes and a Sci Dent of Myii-f1 our Sion. a Birmingham gaan the very heart of England and contains la population of about a 250,000 souls. It is not in the Coal or Iron districts though these lie close at hand. It. Is one great work shop. Whose customers Are wide world it deals largely ing usand pistols and thus it is a vat armory. It is Canning and skillful m the manufacture of watches and jewelry of every description. It is famed for its Eleo Tro Type plate As well1 As for exquisite. Papier mache work and As for its steel pens they Are known and used All the world Over As to matters of. Religion Birmingham abounds in episcopal churches their number being forty and the Church of England Here exercises a great and potent influence for Good nearly All its clergy being evangelical and some of them eminent lor their ability eloquence and activity among these the Rector of st. Martin s. The Rev. Or. Millar is prominent. He has acquired great moral Power Over working men by open air preaching and by deep interest taken in their secular As Well As their spiritual welfare. He bids fair to become an evangelical Bishop Ere Long if lord pal Merston continues to pursue his present popular. Policy m. The disposal of Church patronage. R or Millar preached one of the Exeter Hall evening sermons Oil Sabbath weekend his enunciation of the doctrine of regeneration was ail a a that True protestants could desire while his appeals to the unconverted were most sol emn. The congregationalists at Birmingham Are not very numerous. In reality there is but one Large congregation and it is that under the pastorate of a the Rev. J. A. James whose name As the author of a the anxious inquirer a known wherever English religions literature circulates. His ministry began in Birmingham fifty two years ago when he was Twenty years Plage. The Jubilee of his a Rdv no Tiou Wab celebrated in 1854, on which occasion j be Laid the. Foundation of a new Chapel in Edgbaston a. Wea fishy suburb Oft be town. He Nas Nowa. A a us in the pastorate but he still preaches once on the lords Day with remarkable. Power and his Eye is scarcely. Dimmed and his strength is but Little abated. Few men in England have lived to better purpose or shall at the great Day the stir rounded by so Many spiritual children As John Angels James. The independents in the town and suburbs number thirteen congregations. The baptists have eleven places of worship in Birmingham the calvinists two the Catholic apostolic Chirich Irvi gites one lady Huntingdon a connexion one the Plymouth Brethren two the unite rians five a All delicacy. Few ministers i believe go to the treasurer of the congregation to collect their stipend though certain that it will be cheerfully and readily paid without reluctance. The reason is obvious. It is the Only part of their association with their people which bears the appearance of selfishness. The acts originating in the relations of god ordination with the outgoing of affection which accompanies them Are profaned in any attempt to estimate their Market value. As Well try to pay for the wife a love in Money or for the tender watching of a Mother Over her suffering child As for the labors of a faithful pastor for the people of his charge. He visits them in sickness administers the consolations of the gospel in their Bereave Mente be speeches them with a breaking heart to be reconciled to god from the up pit administers the elements with words of cheer and Hope at the communion table prays for their salvation with groaning which cannot be uttered and even by their dying Beds his voice is heard directing them to the Fountain of eternal life. In these labors his motive must be the love of the gospel. Let an idea prevail that he is working for Money and his influence is destroyed or let a thought of pecuniary Reward enter his own mind in connexion with his work and he will be deeply humbled. The prevailing element of the gospel and one leading feature which More than any other commends it to the consciences of men is its disinterestedness. It is alike the prestige of the ministers Success and his glory better for him to die than that any Man should make that glorying 1 1. Cor. In 15.�?pres. Herald. I., ii /. F i to the Wesleyan including old. Connexion and new connexion methodist association primitive methodists and reformers number six congregations. The presbyterian Church in England has three congregations in Birmingham one of these at Livet Wick in the suburbs and one chiefly attended by Scotchman settling in Birmingham and their families. It was in connexion with the opening sermons of a new Church Here that my visit to Birmingham was made. A energetic minister from Scotland with a comparatively Small but United hand have succeeded in erecting a commodious Church in a populous District in which spiritual destitution prevails and already Are bringing Large numbers of children into their Sabbath school. It was also a pleasing sight to observe seated before the pulpit a number of workingmen and their wives brought out of a state of Heathen indifference by the zealous exertions of male and female missionaries who stately visit the District to listen to the gospel of Christ. The jews have a synagogue in Birmingham the mormon ites have various chaps is lecture rooms and a presidents a and a a a pastor of the District a All Busy among the ignorant and superstitious on behalf of that vile imposture which finds most of its dupes on this Side of the Atlantic and whose crimes we Hope to hear Ere Long have been chastised by the righteous exercise of the Strong of Justice put Forth by the government at Washington. Or. George Dawson a.m., of whom As a literary lecturer i formerly gave a sketch holds Forth in Birmingham each lords Day in what is called a a the Church of the Saviour a hut where the Saviours deity and atoning sacrifice Are set aside and the sane Tity of the lords Day not Only outraged by the advocacy of sunday sports but also by evening readings from English history Ana lectures and comments thereon often with sarcastic or humorous passages which elicit from the audience loud laughter 1 in truth or. Dawson is one of the a free lances of modern Socin Ianis and if old Joseph Priestley once the unitarian apostle As Well As the scientific lecturer of Birmingham were Here he would find one More advanced than himself in the Field. Such men always find admirers among the Young and a a the the unitarians Are very Rich at Birmingham. Or. Dawson receives a salary of �500, per an numb writes for a local newspaper and is Well paid besides which he delivers lectures in London and elsewhere. Birmingham has some remarkable historic and biographical remembrances associated with it. Near it at Gamp Hill was fought a Battle Between the towns people on the Puritan Side and Prince Rupert and the Cavaliers in 1643. Here the Shock of an earthquake has been twice experienced in 1772 and 1852. Here the first Copper Penny of the realm As a Legal tender was coined in 1797. It is the Large . Current weighing exactly one punch and is a a ready popular test of weighed commodities. The first charter for a Market at Birmingham m existence bears Date 1136, m the reign of Henry ii. The increase of the population has been Verv great. At the restoration of Charles ii., the population was 5,000 in the year 1700, it amounted to 15,000 m 1801, to 75,000 while now it reaches to a Quarter of a million. And yet after All to one coining direct from London How Small it appears As compared with. Our Mammoth Metropolis which contains More people than All the Large towns of the Empire put together. 1 shall not dwell on the various educational literary and scientific societies of Birmingham its town Hall an the magnificent organ., King Edwards. Grammar school is building for Noble purposes and arrests at once amid Many other objects of interest the Eye of the stranger. A one word or two i must add. About Roni maoism Here. It. Is now determined that a or. Newman shall resign the presidency of the Dublin a a Catholic University a which in truth is Likely to prove a failure. He is to return to his books at Birmingham and resume his duties As a Superior of the oratory of st Phipp Neny there is a Romish Bishop or. Ullathorne who some years ago formally endorsed the lying Miracle of la Salette in France the vile authors of which Are now being prosecuted by the French Legal tribunals. There is near Birmingham the Romish College of st. Mary Moscoto. The Romish party have Twenty churches besides a Cathedral and of these it is worthy of notice As showing Newman a influence and a activity eight Are connected with the order of the Orat orians. Great efforts Are being made to entrap children amusements and sports Are provided for them and doubtless some Success is achieved amongst ignorant and nominal protestants. Still while Wise Man is boasting of seven new churches opened in London during twelve months and while a general activity prevails and a Large increase of chapels and priests is taking place my firm conviction is that the masses Are not inclined to Popery and that besides the aristocracy who in decreasing numbers go Over the congregations consist Mainland almost entirely of Irish to maoists who have settled in the English towns and of their children. Infidelity has its apostles in Birmingham. A there is a Large body of town missionaries. Who do a Good and a great work. A this somewhat lengthened sketch of Birmingham will i Trust find its apology in the Peep which it furnishes of the Interior a life of one of our most important towns. The University of Oxford has been conferring degrees on distinguished per Sony among whom was or. Livingston who was received with immense enthusiasm by the. Students.,. It was at. Such an annual gathering that Chalmers received Many years a go the degree of doctor of the resident Fellows of Cambridge have j Len a to Lea soil re of thes malting known. Their hard Fate through the columns of the times. They complain a of the statute which provides that if they enter into the Bonds of Matrimony they must resign their fellowships. It is thus that numbers of them having no other resource in the Way of income not Well fitted for the work and office of the ministry or without patronage in the Church live and die celibate. I am acquainted with a fellow still a Junior Between whom and a Young lady of great Worth exists an a a but he has no private income and Waits perhaps in vain for an Opportunity of obtaining a College living. These Are real hardships but still the question arises if fellowships were to be retained after marriage. Would not those endowments which were intended to Reward and Crown the youths who have struggled up to literary and scientific Emi Nence be vastly narrowed by the change of statute in the sweep of the benefits they by Stew ? and would not this Lead slowly but surely to nepotism and All its Quot evils ?. Punch has an amusing piece of rhyme a Eye most pleasant Dreame of cd Lebs be Cambridge the said a a fellow a is lying asleep in Broad Day under a shading Lime. Tree on the Banks of the Cam. He dreams of a fair creature a a who in an ancient rectory House Miskee Synge their Trewe love a a she Fortune save herself a and from a the Long engagement a she grows Pale and thin. A a and he has nought but his Fello Shippe and not marry on that he Maye for Gin he marries his of a a Low Shippee loses forever and but then comes a Obadge Over the spirit of his fellow Why Start eth thou now in thy Sleepe ? a a is be Gadde Flye attn Synge thy nose not Soe for he Smylett and Gadde al yes Stunges Are productive of Cruelle woes. It is a ple Saunte Fancye that haunts his Dreame be Fellowes their prayer hath been Hearde and Heads of Housen and Nice change Ilene in judgements Goode have concurred. It hath been decreed that be Fellowes May wed and Settle in College Walls. And Wake be echoes of cloistered life with their Ryttel Whyld tens squalls. And celebs seeth that Brown haired girl no longer wan and Dree a but in Somme and Blythe and Debonair converted to mistress c. He seeth her seated in easy chaired a 8unbeame amid be Gloomey Bra Dynge a Lyttle Babye its Cappe All within the College Roome. He so a the her Walky nge in College Kourtes admired of All spectators with her Olyve branches Bud Dynge around or stack in per ambulatory. Be Trinity fellow liveth a Star adj too Brighte the vision doth seem and celebs Wakeah to Bachelor life and finds his marriage a Dreame. A Eye a in ail this poetry stands for tie. Such say dreams Are i doubt not indulged in by Many a Cambridge and Oxford fellow to be As rudely dissolved. Nevertheless the arguments Are against residence and Fellowship coupled with Matrimony. Men must take the bitter with the Sweet and science and learning Are somewhat exacting As to Many a social sacrifices even while breathing his brow a with their chaplets of honor., a the recent meeting at Lambeth to. Which i alluded in my last letter has attracted very general attention throughout the country. A Birmingham paper writes thus with regard to it a scene was witnessed there a few Days ago which every Good Quot englishman will recall with Delight and which the future historian will not venture to Overlook. Here a deputation from the evangelical Alliance were received by the archbishop of Canterbury supported by several Bishops and surrounded by several dissenting ministers the primate of England opened his Halls to some of the leading representatives of English nonconformists. The chief minister of the established Church took counsel with dissenting ministers methodist Baptist and Independent ministers were mingled with dignitaries of Tho anglican Church. This most interesting and remarkable Assembly was rendered doubly impressive by the which it came together by the cause on behalf of which it met. It was a meeting of representatives of Many protestant churches in furtherance of Tho protestantism common to them. It came together in recognition of a society formed for that very object an ,hgfu$ of Jug any illustrious English men an object earnestly kept in View by the lord protector. To bring Tho reformed churches everywhere together to establish a fraternal Union Between English and. Continental protestantism to unite All the protestant churches Iii a firm league and thus without impairing their Liberty to secure to them something of the strength which its Unity bestows upon the Boman Church was the desire which Lay nearest to the heart of Cromwell and was the end which he most strenuously endeavoured to Ascot polish. This object brought together the Lambeth meeting the work of the suntan protector has just two Hundred years after death withdrew him from the prosecution of it. Been taken up by the anglican primate. The chief minister of the in Lish Church has opened his Halls to the representatives of English nonconformity to Welcome with Honor the representatives of foreign protestantism. Such an Assembly has no parallel or precedent in English history. There is a delightful Novelty about it. I ought to. Mention that or. Chalmers one of our own London ministers was Aiso present so that presbyterianism was not unrepresented there the late primate or. Howley has Era now entertained or. Cooke of Belfast. A Council on education of an interesting Chi re ctr Fias been held in the Metropolis this week and has been attended by representatives from All parts of the country Prince Albert presided and delivered one of those sensible addresses for which he has become remarkable. The question of education for the masses is making no doubt enormous advances and state Aid in the form of Grants from the. Committee of the privy Council have this week been voted to a very Large amount. They already exceed half a million a Sterling annually and Are re Pidy increasing. The a Volunta Ries refuse All such Aid and have institutes and training schools of their own. They protest against the extravagance and waste As they think of these Money Grants which they hold in a Large degree to be a Premium on indolence or avarice. Nevertheless it appears to me that your own state school funds the government Aid rightly regulated and assisting honest local Effort May be most useful. It a one month of War would waste More than a years Grants of Money for traebing the ignorant and the perishing. Of the Advance of education in England the following statement by Prince a Albert gives Sterling evidence you May Well be proud a gentlemen of the results hitherto achieved by your moral efforts and May Point to the past that since the beginning of the Century while the population has doubled itself the number of school both Public and private has been multiplied 14 times. In 1801 there were m England and Wales of Public schools 2876 of private schools 487 a. _ a total of 3363 in 1861 the year of the census there were in England and Wales of. Public schools 15.618 of private schools 30,624 making a total of 46,042 giving instruction in All to 2.144.378 scholars of whom 1,422.982 be Long to Public schools and 721,396 to the private schools. The rate of a Progress is further illustrated by statistics which show that in 1818 the proportion of Day scholars to the population was 1 in 17 1833, 1 in -11 and in. 1861, 1 in 8 hear hear these Are great results although i Hope they May Only be received As instalments of what has yet to be done. But the dark Side of the picture remains the demand for labor and the assistance of is children being part of the Artisan a a and working Many so productive Power a a and capital it comes to pass that of two million of children attending school Only six Hundred thousand Are above the age of nine. This is what awakens anxiety. Education before nine is too imperfect Ever to raise a Man or woman to the dignity of knowledge. Besides this there Are 2,200,000 child re a not at school whose absence cannot be traced to employment or other legitimate causes. The Prince Consort accordingly appeals through his. ,.to the parents themselves. The following is excellent and gives a fair idea of the benevolent and religious spirit of the Man you will have to work then upon the minds and hearts of Tho parents to place before them the irreparable mischief which they inflict upon those who a re entrusted to their care by keeping them from the Light of knowledge to bring Home to their conviction that it is their duty to exert themselves for their children a education bearing in mind at the same a time that it is not Only their most sacred duty but also their highest privilege. Unless they work with you your work our work will be vain a but you will not fail i feel sure in obtaining their co operation if you remind them of their duty to their god and creator hear hear our heavenly father in his boundless goodness has so made his creatures that they should be Happy and in a his Wisdom Hab fitted his Means to his ends giving to All of them different qualities faculties in using and developing which they fulfil their deb tiny a and running their uniform course according to his prescription they find that happiness which he has intended a for them cheers Man alone is bom into this world. With faculties far nobler than the other creatures reflecting the image of him who has willed that there should be beings on Earth to know and worship him and endowed with the Power of self determination having reason Given him for his a guide. develop his faculties and obtain that happiness which is offered to him on Earth to be completed hereafter in. Entire Union with him through the mercy of Christ. But he can also leave these faculties unimproved and miss his Mission on Earth. He a with then sink to the level of the lower animals forfeit happiness and separate from his god whom he did not know How to find. Gentlemen say that Man has no right to do this. He has no right to throw off the Tesk which is Laid upon him for i happiness. It is his duty to fulfil his Mission to the utmost of his Power but it is our duty the duty of those whom Providence has removed from this awful struggle Aud placed beyond this fearful danger Man Telly unceasingly and until singly to Aid by advice assistance and example the great bulk of the people who without such Aid must almost inevitably. Succumb to the difficulty of. Their task. Theyva la not cast from them any aiding hand and the almighty will bless the labors of those who work in his cause. Loti. Applause the Comet has wot appeared at the predicted time nor it has it Fiur Ned up the Earth. .i4th, of june a Bright Luminous band of variegated hues was observed to shoot across the heavens from East to West prayers to Avert the crash had been put up to All the Sainte on the nights of the. 12th and 18th inst., in All the churches of the Island. The weather Here is All that could be desired and indeed the summer heat is far above what is customary in England. The prospects of Harvest Are Bright and a Beneficent god is about we Trust to Crown the year with his goodness. This Day the Queen accompanied by a vast military cortege with her Nobles and commoners and in the presence of multitudes publicly bestowed the Victoria Cross the Reward for valor on officers and men who distinguished themselves m the Crimea Bys extraordinary acts of bravery. The Duke of Cambridge has publicly declared that every officer henceforth must study his profession so that with English a Pluck a endurance and physical strength combined with knowledge if War is to come again we shall have an ready above All in our land that Ever took the Field. Who can teff but Ere Long suddenly another crisis in Europe May come ? j. W. Matt san i a la Angs. Let All seen enjoyments Lead you to the unseen Fountain whence they flow. Very few men properly speaking live at present but Are providing to live at another time. One Rose upon a Bush though hut a Little one and though not yet blown proves that which bears it to be a True Rose tree. There is a vile audacity which knows fear Only from a bodily cause none from therase of shame. It is not the outward profession of the truth but the inward Power of it that is useful unto the world or to the souls of men. Light and life a when Une was about to construct a Light House he was asked what was his object. A object a said he a is to give Light and save queer number of members of a methodist congregation in Indianapolis have withdrawn from it because the old fashion of seating males and females on separate seats has been abandoned. Yourself and have known some men possessed of Good qualities which were very serviceable to others but useless to themselves like a Sun dial on the front of a Houre to inform the neighbors and passengers but not the owner within. Heat gotten by degrees with motion and exercise is More natural and stays longer by one than what is gotten All at once by coming to the fire. Goods acquired by Industry prove commonly More lasting than lands by . Gratitude my soul in pleasing wonder lost thy various love surveys where shall my grateful lips begin ? or where conclude thy Praise ? be i am assailed with heavy tribulations i Rush out among my pigs rather than remain alone by myself. The human heart is like a Millstone in a Mil when you put wheat under it it turns and bruises the wheat to flour if you put no wheat in it it still grinds on but then it is itself it grinds and wears Luther. A years ago As a parly were drinking in a Public House at a Village near Dundee two of them agreed to make trial who should invent the newest and most profane oaths. While one of them was. Just opening his Mouth to make the dreadful attempt his jaws were suddenly arrested so that he was unable to close his Mouth or speak a word. He was carried to the infirmary where he died the next Day. Smoking and group of boys on the Sabbath struck up their matches for a a smoke a in the midst of shavings Between two unfinished buildings a fire started up and before it was cheeked it carried Down a Fine Square of buildings at an immense loss to the owners. What was. Done about it nothing Why should there be respectable men pious men smoke. Fires Are common and great sinners must be handled before we meddle with Little ones. The feeling that can bellmen what god hath done for his soul is the likeliest to bring their souls to god hardly can he speak to the heart that Speaks not from it. Before the Cook crows to others he claps his wings and rouses up himself. How Oan a Frozen hearted preacher warm his hearers hearts and Enk Indle them with the love of god ? but he whom the love of Christ constrains his Lively recommendations of Christ and speeches of love shall sweetly constrain others to love him. Above All loves it is. Most True of this that none Oan speak sensibly of it but those that have Felt it. Hints to much and much will be Given. Souls Are perishing a Yeiyu Day and our own Entrance into eternity cannot be far Distant. Let us like Mary do what we Oan and no doubt god will bless it and Reward us openly. Seek to be Lamb like without this All your efforts to do Good to others will be As sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Get much of the hidden life in your own soul soon it will make life spread around. Never forget that the end of a Sermon is the salvation of the people. A Cleave to the lord a not to Man but to Quot the lord. Do not. Fear the fee of Man. Remember How Small his anger will appear in it eternity. Of fight hard against sin and the Devil never sleeps be be also Active for Good. But an Inch of time remains and the eternal Ages Roll on forever but an Inch on which we stand and preach the Way of salvation to the perishing world. A it is not great talents god blesses so much As great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of

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