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the sheep and the cow gladly cropping the church, there were lying two or three little grass. Deep down below were the cottages islands, displaying before us their beauty. and green fields of oats, and bear, and Over the lovely sea, from these islands, pasturage, all refreshed and joyful after there were several boats rowing to meet us the rich repast of dew. Beside these was at the church. It was happy to behold our the surrounding belt of the sea, at this fellow-worshippers proceeding on their moment smooth as glass, and the beauties splendid path,—to mark the oars casting of the fields from either side mingling on their shadows on the smooth waters,—to its surface. Here and there the sea-gull hear, in the silence, the regular beat, and dimpled the glassy water, while it gently to perceive the boat so gently gliding along; bathed, or when flying from spot to spot while the worshippers of our own island touched it with peaceful and happy wing. were at the same moment meeting from Across the sound, the Mainland, bright both sides of the hill in great numbers on and broad, confronted us as it rose gently the extensive field below, where stands the by cottages and culture along the shore, church. The scene was now surpassingly and farther up, by the pasture fields of fine. We could fancy that we were surflocks and herds stretching to the summit rounded by the sea of glass which stretches clothed in brown heath. It was delightful out before the sanctuary of the heavens. to walk along and enjoy these beauties, and Among the worshippers before us there gather strength to our company from the was not the tawdry sabbath stroller of the cottages below, which contrib ted families village, nor the swaggering drunkard of and individuals as we proceeded.

the city; and we could dream that the We had now journeyed a few miles, and moving objects before us were the holy behind us lay that part of the island that is beings sailing on the sea of glory,' and contiguous to the Mainland, and which, those meeting them their fellow-worshiptogether, might be conceived as forming a pers that had trod by the flowers of the glen, where a portion of the magnificent fields of the new earth, where there is no sea slept in beauty. In passing along we night nor sorrow. had already seen all that is beautiful in the But these feelings were only momentary; sloping of a hill side, and wild flowers for as soon as we entered the house of sparkling like gems, and the green herbage, prayer, we felt that we were on earth. and the grey rocks jutting out,-flocks Our temple resembled not the temple of browsing by the path and up the hill, — heaven, nor our feeble song of praise that cottages and green oat fields at the base around the throne in the upper sanctuary. below, and girt with the deep entrenchment The Bible told us in the most explicit terms of beautiful sea. Following the circuit of that we could not worship God with accepthe island, we now recede fast from the tance except through the divine Saviour, Mainland; and every moment our view is and with the aid of the Holy Spirit. On opening, till we stand above the church on calm reflection we found that however the southermost point of our circle. We becoming it was for us to admire and pause on the brow of the hill, with the open adore God in his works of wisdom and south before us. It was a delightful mo- goodness spread out before us every where ment, an hour before mid-day, the sun on the earth, yet while admiration of the near the summit of the cloudless vault of beauties of creation and providence may heaver; and scarcely yet had he dried up constitute the chief worship and homage with his warm beams the myriad drops of of the angels, they do not constitute the abundant dew. It was the more delightful homage due from beings who have transthat his rays were tempered by the process gressed God's law. His worship must be of absorption that was still going on, toge- a confession of sin, and sorrow for it, and ther with a scarce perceptible haze, the a feeling of unworthiness; and since the embryo of a cloud that might before Sovereign in his great mercy has provided evening envelope the sky. All objects a Saviour, it must be chiefly a pleading of were beautiful in this mellowed light,—the his work as the alone ground and medium land in its greatest loveliness and the sea of approaching God. However beautiful in its glassy splendour, between the dark the gathering to the church is when con. and bright. Now, within the eye's exten- trasted with open wickedness and sabbath sive range to the south were scattered on profanation, it may not be genuine beauty; the broad waters many islands more unde- for this consists not in external decorum fined at the remote horizon; nearer, the only, but in the heart being right in the fields, the larger mansions, and something sight of God. It may please and delight of the loveliness of the pasturage and the eye of man; but God desires truth in crops were seen. Very adjacent to the the inward parts. While we may be happy

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in the enjoyment of scenes that exhibit he is displayed in the beautiful earth, we the external moral beauty which is neces- must be careful lest momentary admiration sary to the Christian, we must remember and adoration of his goodness be not misthat the upright heart also is requisite to taken for the religion of Jesus, the only constitute the genuine character; and while religion that can avail the sinner.—Chrisit is our duty to admire and adore God as tian Teacher.

Droppings of the Sanctuary.

Where the sun of mercy shines the God draweth straight lines, but we hottest, there the fruits of grace should call or think them crooked.— Ruthergrow the fairest.

ford. The great hindrance to well living He that hath slight thoughts of sin, is the expectation of long living. never had great thoughts of God.

The world has a great many servants Owen, and friends : but none praise it at He wants no company who hath parting.

Christ for his companion.-Sibbes. Many have passed the rocks of gross When we are most ready to perish, sin, that have been cast away upon the then is God most ready to help.-Lusands of self-righteousness.

ther. In the worst of times there is still Whatever below God is the object more cause to complain of an evil heart, of our love, will, at some time or other, than of an evil world.-Fleming. be matter of our sorrow. --Cecil.

Places or conditions are happy or Self-will is so ardent and active, miserable, as God vouchsafeth his gra- that it will break a world to pieces to cious presence more or less.-Sibbes. make a stool to sit on.Ibid.

Pulpit Anecdotes.

Rev. Richard Conyers, LL.D.

A Word in Season. CALLED at one time in Yorshire to preach The Rev. J. Doolittle, on one occasion, before his diocesan and the clergy, this seeing a young man in a pew uneasy, pious clergyman chose for his subject the turned towards one of the members in the doctrine of regeneration or the new birth, gallery and said aloud, ‘Brother, do you which he no doubt treated with ability, repent of your coming to Christ ? No, and according to scripture; but some of Sir,' he replied, 'I never was happy till his clerical auditory were offended at him, then; I only repent that I did not come to and especially the Archbishop of York, who him sooner. He then turned to the oppoafterwards said to him, “ If you go on site gallery, and addressed himself to an preaching such stuff, you will drive all aged member. • Brother, do you repent your parish mad. Were you to inculcate that you came to Christ ?! No, Sir,' said the morality of Socrates, it would do more he, 'I have known the Lord from my youth good than canting about the new birth.” up. He then looked down upon the young The archbishop's remarks excited the doc- man, whose attention was fully engaged, tor's pity, and he had the satisfaction to and said, “Young man, are you willing to think, that whilst those churches where come to Christ? This unexpected address only the morality of Socrates is preached so affected him, that he sat down and hid are many of them almost deserted, his his face. Mr. Doolittle repeated it, “Young church by his stuff and canting was crow- man, are you willing to come to Christ? ded with attentive hearers, and that no less With a tremulous voice he replied, “Yes, than eighteen hundred of his parishioners Sir.' * But when, Sir ?' added the minister were regular communicants at the Lord's in a solemn and loud tone. He mildly antable.

swered, “Now Sir.' Then stay,' said he,

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and hear the word of the Lord, Behold, dissolved in tears, decided for God, and now is the accepted time: behold, now is afterwards joined the church in company the day of salvation.” At the close of the with his father and mother. A word spoken service, the you man went into the vestry in season how good it is !

The Traveller.

Procession of Eastern Princes. there, they should have an abundance of

every thing.-Ibid. It was usual in the East to strew flowers and branches of trees in the way of con

Chinese Funeral. querors and great princes. 'So we find that those who esteemed Christ to be the The Chinese, having no hope beyond the Messiah and their King acted towards him. grave, run into excess in thus mourning for A similar instance may be found in Hero- the death of near relations. Every part of dotus. He informs us that people went the ceremonial is exactly regulated; even before Xerxes passing over the Hellespont, the period, manner, and degree of the and burnt all manner of perfumes on the mourner's grief being duly prescribed. The bridges, and strewed the way with myr- corpse, being dressed in warm clothes, is tles.-Burner.

deposited in a substantial coffin, and kept

for several days above ground, whilst the Eastern Salutations.

survivors express their measured grief by

gesture, dishevelled hair, sackcloth, and The eastern salutations differ considerably, mournful silence. When a lucky spot has according to the rank of the persons whom been selected for the grave, the corpse is they salute.

The common salutation is consigned to the bosom of our universal laying the right hand on the bosom, and a mother, earth. Building a tomb in the little declining their bodies; but when they form of a horse-shoe, they inscribe thereon salute a person of great rank, they bow the name of the deceased, erect a tablet to almost to the ground, and kiss the hem of his memory in the hall of his ancestors, his garment.

Inferiors, out of deference and repair annually to the graves, in order and respect, kiss the hand, the feet, the to prostrate themselves before the manes, knees, or the garments of their superiors. and to offer victuals to those hungry When Lord Macartney was introduced to spirits. In the temples, divine honours are the emperor of China, in 1793, it was ob- paid to their memory. To supply their full served, that every one of the Chinese pros- wants, in the other world, they burn gilt trated themselves upon the ground; and at paper, paper chariots and houses, with the grand ceremony on the emperor's birth- every necessary article of furniture, which day, the people kneeled, and bowed nine are supposed to be changed in the other times, with as much solemnity as if they world into real utensils; whilst the gilt had been worshiping a diety.-Ibid. paper, when burnt to ashes, becomes so

much ready money. The greater the perAnointing with Oil,

sonage, the more protracted is the mourn

ing; the emperor mourns three years for In the East, the people frequently anoint his parent, and every good subject follows their visitors with some very fragrant per- his august example. Mandarins resign fume; and give them a cup or a glass of their office during this period of affliction, some choice wine, which they are careful literati avoid entering the examinations, the to fill till it runs over. The first was de- common people abstain for some time from signed to show their love and respect; the their labour.-Gutzlaff latter to imply that while they remained

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Friendly Monitions to Parents.

Teaze her, and she'll let you go. ites with us all. I was particularly fond of

Eliza Jennings, she was so kind and affec"Oh, teaze her, and then she'll let you go.” tionate; she almost always took my hand

“Indeed, I shall not, Eliza; I never teaze in her's when we returned from school, and my mother."

seemed so glad and good. She was gene“Never teaze her, Harriet! then how do rous, and would bestow all sorts of favours, you ever get anything you want? My and put herself to great inconvenience to mother never says yes the first time; I don't serve others. She was never fretful or expect it. But then I say, Do, dear mother, peevish, unless there was something she won't you? and keep asking her, and ask- took a fancy to want particularly herself; ing her, until she is fairly worried out. At then there was no getting away from her. last, she half consents, and then the thing She would not get angry, but she would is decided; I go, and there is no more said teaze and cry, and cry and teaze, if she about it. She always tells me she shall not could not in the first place flatter you out consent next time. She told me last month of it. If she wished for a different seat in that she could not procure me a new mus- the school-room, for a party, a walk, or a lin for cousin Jane's party, but you know holiday, she gave no one peace, either the I had one, and so might you, if you had teacher or scholars, until her object was known how to manage; I really felt sorry gained. She was an excellent scholar, for you in your old one."

very ambitious perhaps a little vain; she “But mother told me she did not think could not bear that any one should exceed it necessary that I should have one, and I her in anything; but then she was so active, must say no more about it."

kind, and obliging, under ordinary circum“Oh, that's nothing, replied Eliza, laugh- stances, that all these little defects were ing; “ when mother tells me it is not ne- passed over. cessary, I consider her consent gained. I remember Eliza's mother perfectly well; Good night, dear Harriet; for once, have she was a pleasant woman, and did everyspirit enough to teaze, and I'm sure she'll thing in her power to make her house agreelet you go; do, just to please me, Harriet, able to her friends. She was considered dear.”

quite talented, but there was a deplorable “I see you know how to teaze, for you want of firmness in everything respecting half persuaded me to try to teaze my mother. her children; and, indeed, almost everything Good night, but don't expect me, Eliza." else. She felt deeply, but could not act de

I remember this conversation as well as cidedly. One little incident will serve to if it had been yesterday,

It occurred be- illustrate her character in this respect. Her tween two girls several years older than little son had eaten several apples; he demyself, one afternoon on our return from sires another. “No my son,” said Mrs. J., school. Both girls were universal favour-"you have eaten too many already.” “ But

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