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single drop of hunian blood.” Proud, haughty England quailed before it, and unloosed many of the shackles that bound poor Ireland.
The practical application of this sentiment, would render any nation independent, happy, and perfectly safe from the attack of any other nation, and there would be no need of either armies or fortifications.
THE POWER OF PEACE PRINCIPLES.
The first Peace Society in modern times, was organized in the city of New York, in 1815 ; in a few months, societies were formed in Massachusetts, Ohio, and in London. The American Peace Society was organized in 1828.
During the first twenty-five years from the origin of this cause, its receipts through Christendom did not probably average more than four thousand dollars a year; while the war-system was annually costing Christendom, in one way or another, more than one thousand millions! Less for peace in twentyfive years, than for the war-system, even in peace a single hour! Yet this mere pittance, spent in the use of moral means, in a right application of the gospel to the case, has under God, done more than all the millions wasted on her war-system, to preserve the peace of Christendom the last thirty years. Truly a glorious result; God's plan is mighty. Will ministers preach on the great subject of peace, and will professors of religion generally, cooperate with the American Peace Society in spreading these glorious principles, and in circulating the tracts and other publications of the Society? Their Depositories are at No. 23 Cornhill-st., Boston, Mass., and at M. W. Dodd's Book-store, Brick Church Chapel, New-York.
EFFECTS OF KINDNESS ON THE CHINESE.
Says a missionary among the Chinese “ The Chinese are much affected by kindness. To present a child with a penny, to allow a native to look into my collecting case, or to examine the texture of my coat, were favors which never missed a large recognition, not only from the parties indulged, but also from all the bystanders. Popularity is of very easy purchase in China; a courteous smile, a look of complacency, and so forth, will seldom fail to insure a large stock of it. If a stranger enter one of their public assemblies, takes a seat, and appears happy in his situation, every eye is directed towards him with delight. A few of the outward garnitures of kindness and good will, would be not only a passport, but enable a man to travel up and down China in a blaze of reputation.
A VALUABLE WORK. Soon after the publication of the first part of this work, the writer saw a work entitled, “Illustration of the Law of Kindness," by Montgomery. It is a collection of Essays and facts on the subject, most of which are different from those in this work. I think that Stickney, 140 Fulton-street, N. Y., is the publisher. It retails at 50 cents per copy,
and we cheerfully commend it to our readers, who wish to read more on this blessed subject.
How absurd, mean, and wicked is the spirit of intolerance on account of a difference of religious opinions! Christ says, “by their fruits ye shall know them;" but the bigot practically says, not so; but by their opinions ye shall know them; I am right, and every one not thinking as I do is wrong.
This is the wisdom from beneath, (James 3: 14-16,) and is the spirit of the devil.
Almost universally, those brought up, or educated pagans, are pagans; so of the Mahometans, Catholics, &c., and doubtless the greater part are sincere in their belief. Why then persecute them? as that only binds them more strongly to their errors : kindness and the spirit of meekness alone will reclaim from error. Hard words and ill usage, never yet, nor never will reclaim a poor wanderer ; but kindness has rescued thousands of the most hopeless cases.
Intolerance always has a weak head and a bad heart. Sir Isaac Newton, the prince of philosophers, was remarkably tolerant, meek, humble, and patient: When his little dog, named Diamond, overset a lamp, and had his productions of years of labor destroyed, he in à mild tone exclaimed, “Oh, Diamond, thou little knowest the mischief thou hast done!”
Many professed christians have the idea, that holiness consists only in good feelings, and that then they are sanctified; hence such will shout in meeting, and tell how happy they are, and the first opportunity after will lie, cheat, oppress their fellow beings, slander their neighbors, and are quarrelsome, fretrui, full of malice, revenge, and bigoted, and intolerant towards all not seeing as they see. Such are awfully deceived. Action is the great test of true religion ; " by their fruits ye shall know them.” All will be judged by their works, not feelings. Under excitement, men may feel good, and talk like angels, and yet be children of the devil. To be Christ-like in every action, is the only true christianity.
EARTH'S BEST GIFT_THE POWER OF
It has been remarked that Earth has one privilege which Heaven has not; namely, that of relieving suffering and distress. The force of this remark has occasioned the following lines :
Earth has one boon-Earth has one boon,
For restless, longing mortals giv'n ; 'Tis her own gift, though first it had
Its birth in Heav'n.
It hath a charm-it hath a charm,
Exalted in affliction's hour;
Is sorrow's pow'r.
Who hath not drank its bitter cup ?
It is a gem-it is a gem,
Imparting true, substantial joys :
Mid earth’s vain toys.