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read the bible, about twenty families have been and to say to us in the dark hour of sorrow, "Be led to leave their churches and constitute them- of good cheer: it is I : be not afraid." This still selves into a protestant community, now recog- small voice we shall not fail to hear, if we pray nized and protected by government as such. This to God to be our support, in the heat of the battle step was premature, and I do not wish to convey of life, when we are wrestling with our sins and the idea that those protestants are really converted infirmities, or bearing the burden of unexpected persons. The rev. Mr. Bowen, of the Church misfortunes, or sinking under the torture of lingerMissionary Society, has spent some months this ing and ever renewing disease. It is not expected summer in Nazareth, and tinds that there is a of us not to feel our adversity: we are not to cast great mixture of pure and spurious motives at off thought of it, and act with indifference, nor work among them; but yet lie is convinced that seek to drown the sensation of pain, to forget there are individuals who really seek the saving our grief by any but the means prescribed by God: truth, and, at any rate, there is a good opportu- we are allowed to be fully aware of the pressure nity for preaching the gospel in Galilee.

of affliction : “no chastening tor the present When I wrote Jast year, Mr. Schwartz, whom seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless I had sent as lay missionary to the Druses, was in afterwards it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of good spirits, and had great liberty to preach righteousness unto them that are exercised there. Cbrist to that deluded people. But soon after, by” (Heb. xii. 11). the leaders began to prevent his having so much The end in view ever must be to be drawn intercourse with the people; so that of late, though nearer to God by all we suffer. they were still polite with hiin, he could do but David frequently speaks of the uses of affliction. little for their good. But among the Christians “ Before I was afficted I went astray ; but now and Jews of the neighbouring Deir Elkamer, have I kept thy word. It is good for me that I there is much stir and sceking after the truth. have been afflicted, that I might learn thy However, I have desired Mr. Schwartz to come statutes." and spend next winter at Nazareth, and Nablous, See what comfort le derived from the same to labour with the rev. Mr. Klein, nntil the lat. source in all his sorrows. “This is my comfort ter is better acquainted with the language and in afliction ; for thy word hath quickened me. character of the people.

Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of Finally, beloved brethren, I thank all those of my pilgrimage.” How anxiously he runs to you who have hitherto helped and supported us, this fountain of consolation : “My soul cleaveth by your prayers, your advice, and your money, unto the dust : quicken thou me according to thy to carry on the work intrusted to us, especially word. My soul melteth for heaviness : quicken the London Society for Promoting Christianity thou me according to thy word.” amongst the Jews, and the Church Missionary Thus on all occasions he flew to the promises, to Society. The first for their pecuniary aid in the word of God : on all occasions of trouble he favour of the diocesan school, and the deaconesses, sought and prayed earnestly for the Holy Spirit, and for many refreshing tokens of Christian affec- that God the Comforter would come to him, and tion and confidence; and the last for their con- take up bis abode in his heart. Strength and tinued good will towards their former missionary, sanctification be derived from his afflictions : he and for sending labourers into this (I hope I may was exercised by his chastening. He looked upon say) harvest.

such visitations as messengers of love, as proofs of And commending myself and fellow-labourers, God's watchful care over him. both lay and clerical, together with all the sub- There is no other method by which we can soften jects mentioned abovc, to your intercessory pray- our sorrows, by which we can obtain help in time ers, I remain your humble servant and brother, of need, than by drawing near to God through

S. ANGL. HIEROSOL. Jesus Christ. Jerusalem, Oct. 30th, 1851.

Jesus not only suffered the intense anguish that we deserve for our sins: he not only paid the penalty for us, was our surety that the whole

debt we owe to divine justice should be disSANCTIFIED SORROW*.

charged, but was also our example, that we should

follow his str.ps. We are desired to look to him, If we duly examine our past lives, we shall doubt the author and finisher of our faith, who, for less see that most of the sweetest and purest feel the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, ings of our hearts have been experienced either in despising the shame, and is set down at the right the midst of our grief or as an effect of it. hand of the throne of God. For consider him that

We must all confess, that the loudest peal of endured such contradiction of sinners against himlaughter in a monient of worldly enjoyment can- self, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. not be compared to the satisfaction, the glow in Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving our hearts, excited by the smile of our heavenly against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortaPather, when he is pleased to strengthen our faith, tion which speaketh unto you as unto children,

. From “The Impregnable Fortress;" by Jane Kennedy. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Bath : Binus and Goodwin. We have received several tracts Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him; by the same author, viz., “The Beautiful Garment ;" "The for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and in freighted with Happiness ;" * The Cup of Misery and the endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with Bag of Treasure;" . The strong Bridle ;” “The Barque that scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye Cup of Blessing;” The real Receipt for obtaining Riches;” sons; for whatson is he whom the Father "The Two-fold Cord;” “Crystal Thoughts." They appear to us to be simply and scripturally written and we think may chasteneth not?(Heb. xii. 2-7). profitably be distributed. -Ed.

I believe it is not possible for us to have any de

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gree of affliction of mind, body, or estate, without other means can procure wholesome food to our finding a parallel in scripture, by which' we may souls ; and to endeavour to seek for ourselves sufknow how to conduct ourselves under it.

ferings and atonement for sin otherwise than what Jesus was wonderfully condescending to our God appoints is indeed a show of wisdom in will. weakness and infirmities, by suffering similarly :worship and humility ; but it is destruction, not “He was likewise tempted in all points like as safety, to our souls. we are” (Heb. iv. 15). How much he had to Bearing affliction well is not an easy task; and, bear from ill-will and ill-temper and misconstruc- were we left to ourselves, we should always retion of his righteous deeds !

pine, and try to withdraw our shoulder from the When he was sociable and hospitable, he was burden: we are apt to think ourselves more se. accused of being "a wine-bibber and a glutton,” verely afflicted than any one ever was, and, When he cured diseases, and cast out evil spirits, whatever the trial, we usually imagine almost any they asserted he “had a devil.” And, finding no other would be easier to bear. belief amongst his kindred and the associates of his youth, he left them to carry the glad tidings love of God. Who is there that would exchange

See, however, the wisdom, the power, and the of his doctrine to others. How beautiful is the account of his sympathy change possible?

hinself for any other individual, were the ex.

None. with his friends Mary and Martha at the tomb of Lazarus.“ Jesus wept.” It has been remarked

We would take the wealth of one, the sanctity that this is the shortest verse in the bible ; but of another, the strength of a third, the mind of what volume could tell us more of the compassion, fourth, and make up for ourselves what apparently the love, and the condescension of the blessed Son would be a perfect position in life ; but to every of God? He permits us to pray for a removal human being a peculiarity is allotted, which would of the threatened evil. Did he 'not thrice in his prevent us from wishing to be wholly that one; agony implore God to remove the cup of intense whilst to each of us the inward feeling of self-love anguish he was called upon to drink? and yet selves and no other.

is given, that we may be pleased with being ourwith what perfect resignation to his Father's will. So may we pray; and so, if God deny our request,

Since, therefore, even if we had the choice, we must we submit to his will.

should not be other than we are, would it not be How prone we are to despair ! Even the most for our happiness studiously to seek out how we bitter of all trials Jesus endured for our sakes. may best pass our time to the glory of God, the What cry was ever so despairing as his on the good of our fellow-creatures, and the furtherance cross, “My God ! my God! why hast thou for- of our own salvation in our individual situation ? saken me?"

A sick bed-indeed every state of sorrow and Every waere has Christ trodden the woeful, affliction-furnishes many opportunities for the dreary path of sorrow for us: and what is the end practice of the most lovely virtues--resignation, of such sorrow? "If we suffer, we shall also patience, content, faith, love, gratitude, humility, reign with him” (2 Tim. ii. 12).

sweet-temper: none are called so promineatly What a glorious termination to our life! Which forward by prosperity; and our submission to the of us would prefer an existence of selfish enjoy- will of God, enduring unmurmuringly whatever ment, free from the burden of our own and of the he appoints, is infinitely calculated to do good to affliction of others, which would shut us out of all around us, and to bring the blessings abunthe kingdom of God, to a life of trial, which is to dantly on and in us. bring us to be like him, and, dying to ourselves An evil temper corrodes even the greatest feliand to sin on this side of the grave, to place us city, and a prosperous man is so often a prey to with him as kings and priests for ever?

selfishness, vanity, and self-will, that it is eviWe cannot, we do not hesitate. But think not dently in mercy God sends a chastening rod : our that I would lead you to find and make sorrows earthly, grovelling, evil passions are beaten ont and trials for yourselves : “Sufficient unto the of us ; anil then God comes with his staff; and, day is the evil thereof :" let us leave the ordering leaning on it, we are guided to all that is really of events to perfect wisdom and perfect love. good and pleasing in our inward life. God will send us a sufficiency of sorrow and sick- Let us, then, take care to let patience have her pess: we are not to make merits by imaginary perfect work, and to let us glory in tribulation, good works of our own : we are not to practice“ knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and austerities but when there is a necessity laid upon patience experience, and experience hope ; and us by our Father, who will chastise and chasten hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of us in the only fitting measure: he knows what God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy are, in fact, trials for us : we should be putting a Ghost which is given unto us.” yoke upon our own shoulders which can in no “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? wise belp us to walk in the paths of righteousness, shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or whilst the yoke of Christ is easy, and his burden lamine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? As it is light; and St. Paul warns us, very solemnly, is written, For tlıy sake we are killed all the day not to rely on forms and ceremonies, not to allow long : we are accounted as sheep for the slangliany man to beguile us of our reward in a volun- ter. Nay, in all these things we are more than tary humility, vainly intruding into those things conquerors through him that loved us. For I am which we have not seen, worshipping angels, persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, and not holding the head (which is Christ); for nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present it is only through him the body can receive nou- nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor an. rishment in all the joints and bands, knit together, other creature shall be able to separate us from the and increasing with the increase of God. Nó love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

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NOTICE OF BOOKS. Among the books which have reached us, some have been already introduced to our readers by extracts : of the rest, from some of which we shall probably hereafter cull some passages, there are

“A popular Account of Discoveries at Vineveh ;" by A. H. Layard, D.C.L. Abridged by him from his larger Work.” London: Murray. 1851. We have seldom been more gratified by any book than by the one before us, and that both for its intrinsic merit and for the purpose with which it is put forth. Dr. Layard's discoveries, and revelations (we may call them), of Nineveh have now for a considerable time been highly appreciated by the public; and many have been the readers of his larger book. But still

the circle of those who could peruse that was neces(Sir Walter Raleigh.)

sarily limited; and the knowledge of his researches

has been acquired by multitudes solely from the neDEATHS OF EMINENT CHRISTIANS'. cessarily short notices of them in literary periodicals.

It was, therefore, a happy resolve to place the narraNo. XVIII.

tive, in its essential features, before the masses of the people. And this has been excellently done in

the volume we are now examining. It contains, at BIR WALTER RALEIGH.

a most moderate price, a succinct account of those (Died 1618, aged 66.)

discoveries which have opened, as it were, a new world

before us, and is illustrated with a marvellous number Sir Walter Raleigh was a celebrated writer on This book really ought to lie on every table. It is

of woodcuts exhibiting the objects of chief irterest. subjects of history, politics, geography, and phi- valuable for the insight it gives us into the habits of losophy ; but, above all, he was a pious Christian. an ancient people-doubly valuable when we consider

Few have acted so difficult a part in the last the connexion of that people with the sacred history. scene of life, with the spirit and firmness which The mass of evidence to the authority of the bible Raleigh displayed in it. Just before his death he is seen to be continually accumulating. We must is supposed to have written a little poem or ode, also add that we think the publisher deserving of of which the following is an extract, being the much commendation for producing such a work as first and last verses of it :

the present as one of a series adapted for railway

travellers. Hitherto railway literature has been of a "MY PILGRIMAGE.

trifling, in many instances of a positively objection

able character. The attempt to supply useful books “Give me my scallop shell of quiet,

at a cheap rate for sale at the stations merits all My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet,

support. My bottle of salvation.

"Harry Brightside; or, the young Traveller in

Italy.” London: Hatchard. 1852. We remember “ Then am I ready, like a palmer fit,

the delight with which, in our youthful days, we To tread those blest paths which before I writ. perused and reperused Priscilla Wakefield's " JuveOf death and judgment, heaven and hell,

nile Traveller :" we have no doubt, therefore, that Who oft doth think, must needs die well."

the volume before us will be a favourite with the When Dr. Robert Townson, dean of West. young people for whom it is written. It appears to minster, who was commanded to be with Raleigh,

us to contain a good deal of information, communi

We have pleasure in sought to probe into his soul, and to discover cated in an engaging manner. whether that which the condemned man described recommending it. We cannot, however, help saying as religious confidence might not be the effect of that the frontispiece is too childish.

“ Fiction, but not Falsehood: a Tale of the Times." presumption or of vain-glory, he was assured by London : Whittaker and Co. 1832. We have the Raleigh of his conviction that “no man that knew mode described in this volume in which the subtle God and feared him could die with cheerfulness emissaries of Rome are endeavouring to ensnare unand courage, except he were assured of the love suspecting minds ; more especially the steps by which and favour of God towards him.” It is affirmed they succeed in establishing an influence over the that before he suffered he ate his breakfast heartily, members of wealthy families. If we had doubted and made no more of his death than as if he had whether such modes were resorted to, the facts which been to take his journey t.

have been of late disclosed before the public tribunals REFLECTION.- He has not spent his life ill who of the country must have dispelled such doubts. But bas learned to die well; and he has lost his whole there are too many who would hesitate to suppose time, who knows not well how to end it.

that they were the subjects of the attempts we have

alluded to. The work before us may be serviceable * From "Last Hours of Christian Men: or an Account in putting such persons upon their guard against jesuit of the Deaths of some eminent Members of the Church of intrigue. It is well written, and the principles mainEngland;" by the rev. H. Clissold, M.A. London: Society tained in it are good. for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

Amy Wilton; or, Lights and Shades of Christian t Cayley, Townson, Thompson.

Life;" by Emma Jane Worboise. Bath : Binns and Goodwin. Here is a very interesting account of a Christian family subjected to unlooked-for misfortunes, and of the way in which they found trial sanctified. For true it is that in the midst of tribulation the beliover can find peace and blessing. We are

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In love, that “ strong as death” can still

Submissive bow to heaven's decree, And uncomplaining own the will

Of God, her only rule to be.

In silent fortitude to bear

The thousand ills 'tis hers to know; In tenderest sympathy to share

With sorrow's heritage below. Self-sacrificing in her zeal ;

informed that the events narrated are strictly true, such alteration of names and circumstances only being made as to prevent the individuals from being recognized. Interwoven with the main story is the account of a young clergyman who was induced to adopt what are generally called Tractarian views; and some discussions are given betwixt him and the college friend who guides him.

“Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible, abridged, modernized, and re-edited, according to the most recent biblical Researches;” by T. A. Buckley, B.A. London : Routledge and Co. 1851. This seems a very useful work, comprising in short compass most of what was valuable in Calmet. It has been the object of the editor, he tells us, to free the dictionary from the objectionable matter which previous editors had introduced, and to “ warn the reader against the dangers of rationalism, to show that there is in divine things a period where the intellect of man must and should stop, and that the reasons for many things are to be sought only in the uniform purpose of the Deity working out man's salvation.” We think that he has succeeded in his purpose.

“ The Jesuit Priest in the Family, the Church, and the Parish : in Reply to a Letter by W. H. Anderdon, sometime Vicar of St. Margaret's, Leicester, now Priest of Rome;" by a Layman. London: Houlston and Stoneman. 1852. This is an elaborate work; but we doubt whether the “ Layman” has all the information on the popish controversy which would qualify him to speak at all times with advantage to the cause he advocates. The table given, p. 110, of the dates at which certain doctrines or observances were commenced, is manifestly incorrect, not to say absurd, in some particulars. We know that such tables have frequently before been exhibited; but we do not think to any useful end. Doubtless the distinctive doctrines of popery are comparatively modern, and may readily be proved so; but their gradual introduction forbids the chronicling of them, in most instances, by the date of a precise year.

An Epitome of the Evidence given before the select Committee of the House of Commons on Church Rates, in the Session of 1851. By J. S. Trelawny, M.P., Chairman of the Committee." London: Theobald. 1852. A very useful compendium of information on the subject.

We have also received “Morning; or, Darkness and Light;" by the rev. G. B. Scott. London: Nisbet. 1852. A little book of meditations on select passages of scripture. “ Tracts for the Working Classes ;" by N. M. L. Edinburgh : Paton and Ritchie. An Address to the Working Classes on the Means of improving their Condition;" by the rev. D. Esdaile. Edinburgh: Paton and Ritchie. 1852. Containing some important suggestions. “Short Prayers for every day in the week;" by the l'ev. R. Shepherd, M.A., Minister of St. Margaret's, near Ware. London : Hatchard. 1852. Scriptural and good.

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Poetry.
LAYS OF A PILGRIM.

No. LXVI.
By MRS. H. W. RICHTER.
( For the Church of England Magazine.)

WOMAN'S TRUE RIGHT. Is woman's place to dare and die,

To guide, to combat, to contend ? In different paths her graces lie,

With gentler influences blend.

For misery's child the ready tear;
Beside the sufferer's couch to kneel,

And point to heaven's bright haven near.
Along the stream of far-off time

Have woman's deeds a brightness cast,
And in the book of truth sublime

Her record lives while time shall last.

It was her step that, watching nigh,

Followed the ark on Nile's deep wave;
It was her ear that heard the cry,

And yearn'd to succour and to save.

'Twas hers to see death's shadow lie

Where all her heart's affections dwell;
Yet in submission still to cry,

Before the prophet, “ All is well”!

And Ruth, with yet the widow's tear

Undried upon her youthful face,
Left home and country, all things dear,

The lone bereaved one's way to trace.

Within the temple's gorgeous shade

Her unregarded footsteps fall;
How meekly was that offering made !

But, “she hath given more than all."

O Magdalen, thy sorrow flows

As contrite sinners only weep;
And he, thy pitying Saviour, knows

How true thy penitence, how deep!

And Mary, by her brother's bier,

To the Deliverer humbly cried,
Faith beaming through the sister's tear :

“ Hadst thou been bere he had not died."

When noon itself was veil'd in night,

And the pale strangers from the tomb
Beneath that wan unearthly light

Appear'd through mourning nature’s gloom-
Then near the cross was Mary seen,

And first to view her risen Lord;
These, woman's fairest rights have been,

For these the Giver be adored !

London : Published for the Proprietors, by JOHN HUGHES, 12, Ave-Maria Lane, St. Paul's; and to be procured, by order, of all Booksellers in Town and Country.

PRINTED BY ROGERSON AND TUXFORD,

246, STRAND, LONDON,

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