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The Secret of Dunrayen
Author of "Faithful Margaret," Etc., Eto
CHAPTER IX—(Continued.)
In those days, when the sliadcw of the
future was slowly overspreading my
sky, I had one sweet consolation then,
us now, my little Ulva gave me the bairn
of her pure affection, and her father's
heart and mino could still meot In our
love lor her.
At that time England was much vexed
by Eastern questions rival tribes wore
suing her for help to co:iquor each other:
many conflicting claims were made
which it was difficult to judge between.
At length it was decided to send a secret
agent, accredited by the government, to
the scone of trouble, to gather the real
rights of the several claimants before
Imgland should enter into the negotia
tions with either sida Lord Inchcape
was the choice of the cabinet statecraft
and indomitable courage were requisites
for tho,deiicate mission, and in those my
lord was deemed highly gifted.
It was sadly significant of the distance
which was daily widening between our
spirits, that njy lord at first made his
arrangements for going on his embassy
by himself, and could hardly be got to
believe thr-t his wife preferred to be by
his side.
"You mistake the nature of the jour
ney,". he remonstrated "I do not travel
with, pomp and ceremony as the envoy
of a powerful nation there are reasons
why I should go as quietly and quickly
as possible. I shall take iio attendants,
and I shall follow the obscurest routes
"So much tho better," I cried: "we
shall bo tho more together, and I shall
bo \our only attendant, more loving and
faithful than any you over had before!"
••Engelondc, I do not require this hard
duty of you."
01:, Raleigh, my husband, were you
"I must go with you—do not —do not
forbid me:" I prayed with bursting
heart. "Why will you deem my wife
love sclf-sacrificcS I have no life a art
from yours. I not forbid me to go
with you And my lord was silenced
ho permitted his child wife to creep
within tho closing fortress of his heart—
a most to take her old plane there—only
for that shadow of doubt which ever
.hovered between. Yet even that half
victory was joy unspeakable for mo and
as I saw myself included in his every
plan, all heaven se?med opening before
mo—a heaven of hope where doubt
•would ilee away forever. I was happy—
We confided our Ulva to tho loving
protection of her ntotlier's kindred, the
•old Countess of KoMiaye, and bade fare
"u-i'll to the shores of England, for me a
long farewell.
An now I was my husband's constant
companion no other ame between us
ho leaned on mo—he looked deep into
my heart and almost iccognized the only
image there to bo his own:vho must have
come to trust ine.wholly very soon. Ah:
1 sho'i have died then!
Wo found a pleasant residence in the
sub rbs of the city ready for us. and a
modes' household installed, all was ap
propriato to the style of woli-to do com
moners. which was tho issuise wv. had
adopted. The our persons 1 refer to
were: Mr. John Sircombe, who had been
my lord's traveling tutor in his youth,
ami his secretary since: he wa now
placed at the head of my establishment
as dire, tor in my lord's uhsunco. The
second was Kenmoro. a nobie old High
lander and my lord's body servant tlien
«ime Jlary, my maid, a lnp.o kind
creature who lo' od mo well and Na
than, Mr. Sinombe's man, a shrewd fel
iow, like his master.
From the lirst moment that I had- mot
Sir Sircouibe's cold, grudging eye when
sny lord presented him to his I.ride at
Inchcape Fosse. 1 had. never liked him:
1 fe:t rather than saw dupli ity under
that smooth exterior, yet, as my lord
placed great confidence in him I was
ashamed of my dislike and never whis
pered it so that my dear lord thought
lie pleased me well when he gave mo his
'ci-otary for a guardian in his ab en- e,
•and 1 accepted him in silence, hoping
'that I might have no need of a faithful
Wo found letters from England await
ing us which announced an important
amendment in the programme. Lord
Inchcape was to have a colli ague 10
share tho dangers ot his mission, and
an ollicer who had lecal knowledge of the
•territory iu quostion, and who could
guide tho envoy by the shortest and
safost route. This gentleman whoso
name was not mentioned, was to wa
upon my lord immediately upon his ar
Wo wero in the garden, my lord and I,
when tho colleague came: the splendor
--.of tho tropical verdure was unrolled
around us wo were alone, wo two,
strolling band in hand anions: the ro^os.
iio sound was heard save our own low,
loving voices: lovo, swoet as tho incense
of these surrounding blossoms, was in
our hearts.
It was the last moment that love lived lionoil he.
between us: already tho feet t. at wete
to trample it dead were at tli'e gat
A carriage roiled into the court, a
guard fn blax-ing uniform rode ab ut it
"Alas', my brother en oy is here."
said my husba d, rogretluliy. -we must
start within the hour, sweet Eugc'onde,
we must parti"
pressed your 1
loved lips to m!ne, my husband, for tho
last time—the last t.mel oh, ilalnirh!
Through tho scented allevs we lie.irJ
in come—1 lifted up unite eye —my
heart s'-uod st. 11—it was •. eeriii-'ton,
band's one
w/fn'u 1 ^4 thought you of your young
wife sudden sta and pallor? Alas!
close" Uien" ",,OVOr,ns
hu, Ca,T'
•'."•"Shty, with hid
''"passive countenance
nearer, nearer, hi- measured step trod
upon my heart—feet of brass!
rienl? J00k0?,
™me to a
dead stop-the line of death passed upon
nis bron.od cliojk.
"You of all tho teeming world!" he
I folt the shock that thrilled through
my husband as I clung, half sinking, to
aim: he scanned each conscious face
with pitness inquisition, but not a word.
les, it is I, Col. Accrington," I re
torted, stung into defiance by pain
and why not 1? Am I tho first wife
who has found her happiness in wander
i? „l.le
over by hor husband's
Perhaps not," replied he, domon
prompted "nor are you the last poor
mortal who will wander the world over
in search of lost peace, as I have done,
.My lords brow darkened as the odious
picture rose before him of two sad hearts
roaming the world over In search of a
ba.m that might heal tho wounds of a
hopeless, an unlawful lovo.
I could not defend myself against tho
unjust th aight in that liatod presence,
and retired. From my windows I
watched tho two brother envoys pacing
to and fro I need not have feared that
Lord Inchcape would forget his duty to
his country to demand private satisfac
tion for personal injuries. Tlioy dis
cussed business, coldly, courteously,
with the infernal fires of jealousy be
tween them.
How changed was my wicked lover's
haughty beauty, how blurred by mental
strife, how marred b.y the triumph of
evil! Yet I may judsre him harshly he
had soon service among the barbarians
since ho lounged among us in silken
da lianco. and had borno peril and hard
ship bravely for England's sake who
shall say that he had not been suffering
withering remorse and shame because
of his fall from honor? Ay, who shall
say, when sulering had not taught him
mercy and ho wittingly sowed misery
betwixt my lord and me!
A one, I pondered how I might save
0'r happiness. Wo two, so united by
truest lo,e, surely wo could never be
sundered by a more mistake? Should
I now confide that 1 ng withheld secret,
which had been the only disturber of
our pcaco, leaving my husband to deal
with tho matter as ho judged best? Ah:
how 1 lon. ed t.o do that! How weary I
was of standing in my own poor
Hut I dared not. "What madness, to
set two fierce men at enmity, on the eve
of a mission which they must undertake
together! A revelation now would too
likely rupture tho whole scheme: my
lord would be :0ss than human if ho
could postpone tho punishment of his
wife's insulter.
811' nee, at any cost!
Hut, thought I, surely I may appeal
to my husband's love, to trust mo de
spite appearance-,—or to await oxpla
nat on until his return?- And with this
hope 1 supported myself till he should
Cumo to bid mo farewell.
I watched tnem part for th-) timo, tho
coh tiel strode to th gates, whero his
cortege wailed, my lord entered the
thuuso. Slowly he ascended the marble
stairs,—was he coining straight to his
unh ppy hngelon lo, to take her in loving
arms, and to win from nur tho truth with
generous forbearance?
lowly, heaviiy lio paced onward—
passed my ha i.ber door—oh, love! was
it well? lid entering his private a part
cut, locked it upon ail tho world, and
We had reached that gr.'at Oriental
city where h.: had an angotl to leave mo,
tin: rest of his journey was thiouah a
hostile territory, and it would have been
folly fur lists to wish to hamper him witli
my prosenco. Four persons had gone
from our msehold ahead of ns to pre
pare a resid 'tice for me my lord and I
had jo'urneed incognito, avoiding in ev
ery way the recognition of any one
who might indent&fy our persons or rank,
for great interests depended upon tho
secrecy of the mission.
Shut out. Judged, condomed, bo: oft
of en one chance of vindication. Was
it well, my Lord Inchcape?
In stupid misery I remained whero I
was, and the precious moments lied
away forever. Th sound of the hors.'s'
lioois, as 1-en
brought th nil to the
oor, roused mo at last. In sudden
ni: III rri.d lo my husband's door,
ami ockod till, against his will, he
op ned. lie arted back when he saw
mat it was his wife who would not be
de d, then led mo in with cruel punc
I threw myself at his feet.
"ion have i.o ca'se in mo for anger
or sorrow. Oh, Kaloigh, lift me to your
heart again 1 picaded.
"I liave not a'eused you," said my
lord. "Kise at is not the attitude of a
guilt ess wile." How austere: each
word a morsel of ice I wondered at its
true ty. 1 id yet to learn that jealousy
is cruel as lie grave.
"1 kneel for justice, not for mercy," I
answe ed proudly "look in my iriie cyos
and say that you can doubt my5 loyal
luvc for you." lie imzcd into try eyes
he was moved: what blight was on him
tnat he could fos or doubt even yet?
"Fain would 1 believe in your love for
ran as much as you believe in it," said
lie, -but have seen yi sinking under
:li weary strife of your heart aga nst
honor 1 a too old for you: you wish to
be true to me, you are true to me, as 1
believe, act and thought, but you are
dying of the struggle."
"And you suspo.-t my heart of stray
ing from you to that man?" I cried de
•lust then came a hurried knock, my
nntid Mary was seeking her mistross to
do ver a letter which she had been or
dered to pla in my own hand: too
inple to di ine the Intended seer, cy of
the transa. tion, she had brought it to
me thus
ord handed me the letter with a
bi'tiir sneer: it was from Colonel Ac
eriiigton, 1 knev the hand at once, I
was stricken dumb by tho calamitous
con ct on of circumstances.
"Ai ow me to leave you, madam, to
the' perusal of vo ir admirer's rhapso
dies," taunted I ord Inchcape. I sprang
after him, thrust the loathed thing in
to his hand.
"Open and read, and deal w.th the
writer as he merits," I implored, my
courage fainting under his unjust dis
dain. And then the thought that I had
de.'Veri'd up my lord to destruction
pieived my heart, and wrung a moan of
I anguish from my lips. My lords fierce
hand paused ere ho had broken the
sea —lie icuarded me with a sardonic
•You repent of your candor?" qucs-
nly for vour clear sake!" I moaned.
"And" part for your friend's, eh?"
mccHed my cruel lovo "very well, sec
ond thoughts aro orteu best. Should I
re this bil ct-doux to-dav I should I
ham ered with an affair of honor before
wo start upon our mission. Duty for
bids the arat-ificatiun of my privatean
mosltic-! until I return: therefore vi I
postpone that pleasure for the present."
lie lo led the letter within his desk and
secured the
The a 1 of tho bnglo rang gayly, Ken-
more knocked, announcing the cortege
to bo in waiting my lord turned along,
strango gaze upon his suspected wifo,
who stretched out hor arms for one last
embrace in spcechless agitation—but
stretched them forth in vain.
"When 1 return—if you are worthy,"
muttered he.
"Oh, God! you cannot leave me thus!"
I whlsporrd.
Hut he could ho did leave me, with
out a glance of love's relenting.
Ho was gone my love, my life! Gone
with tho light shiver of harness, and the
clash of arms, with tho thunder of cav
alry and the gay bugle call: gone with
doubt of his Engelonde in his breast, and
a hated rival by his side, whoso dearest
desire it must bo to sco his death.
I fell forward o:i my face as one
strickpn to earth.
Two voices speaking by ttio door
aroused me bolieving me still uncon
scious, Mr Sircombe, the director of my
household, was questioning my maid
concerning tho letter which had passod
between Colonel Accrington and Lady
Inchcape. By tho insidious form o[ his
Inquiries, I perceived with indignation
that Mr Sircombe was quite ready to
suspect tho worst pf his benefactor's
wifo. I stirred, ho retired and tho girl
all unconscious of tho terriblo evil she
had done mo, waited upon me affection
Kenmoro had accompanied his master.
Afterwards I discovered that it was
Mr. Sircomb's own man a than who
had been bribed by Colonel Accrington
to carry a clandestine letter to me. That
Mr. Mrcombe had contrived that through
the simplicity of my maid it should bo
delivered to me in the presence of ,my
lord, and that Mr. Sireombe's object, in
questioning the maid was to infuse
doubts of hor mistress' fidelity into her
mind, that I might be judged and con
demned by my household.
Mr. Sir.ombo had never welcomed a
mistress to his patron's house, his had
been tho post of confidential adviser to
Lord Inchcape too long for him to give
it up uraeofully.
Might fell, the first which had seen my
lord sundered from me.
In that lonely suburb perfect silence
reigned I lingered on the balcony out
side my chamber windows hour by honr,
heedless of tho passage of the night,
abandoning myself to my sorrow.
Wliiie I watched and prayed thero
came to mo from afar tho light beat of
horses' hoofs—I almost thought it fancy,
for who cou be coming to me out of
the heart of the hot, sweet tropic night,
whose golden moon shone on all I loved
many a long league away?
But it was no fancy—on it came, I
hoard tho shiver of harness, tho clash of
armor: a horseman was galloping
toward me through the dense foliage
caught the blue glimmer of steel as he
rode up to tho gate. A dark pre
sentiment rooted me to the spot. I
thought that tho foes had fought, that
my lord was wounded or slain, and
that.Kenmoro had returned to tell tho
Clinging to the marble balustrade I
awaitod tho coming of tho messenger.
He dismounted at the gate, and strode
through the clustering shadows of the
gardens I shook out my handkerchief in
mad impatience, and lio swerved and
came toward me. But It was not tho
rugged form of o'd Kenmore that burst
from tho shadowy alleys into the lam
bent, moonshine. It was my wicked
lover, it was his faco, worn and desper
ate, which iookod up at me.
"Hush!" lie murmured again, "and
not taunt me—be m're merciful. Why
did you not answer my letter? Had you
done so I would not have been goaded
to thismadne s. Io, madam, 1 have not
deserted my post: I have but left the
camp whero my Lord Inchcapo oops in
peace—I hope to return before 1 am
missed Lady Inchcape, I cannot leave
you—it may be forever—without your
forgiveness For that 1 sued you in my
letter, for that I ha\o ventured back
here to-night. Ah, bo kind for once,
and give, me ono gentlo word!"
In soft, imploring tones ho spoke, and
the haggard weariness of his upraised
face might have touched me but for tho
memory of the suffering ho had brought
uj on my lord.
"Thero can be no kindness between
you and me you have dared to write
mo a clandestine letter. Well, listen to
ine: I liavo not road.it You have come
in the depth of night to pay me a com
promising visit—you shall gain nothing
bv that but a disgracoful exposure,
shall call my household to protect me
from the insulting presonce of a mid
night intruder."
"Ono such call and you are ruined!"
said he, fiercely. "Beware you can
turn my lovo to bate, and'goad mo on to
seek revengo
"I defy you—do your worst!" I cried,
turning away
Do you indeed deliver up my Lord
Inchcape to my vengeance?" exclaimed
ho laughing "thanks, fair coquette, for
carte llancho."
But while I heard the menace in
trembling dread, his words were checked
by the sound of ga!loping hoofs. "My
lord has waked," he went on with sud
den deadly calmness, "has missed his
colleague—has permitted jealous suspi
cion to enter his breast—has deserted
his post in his turn to enact the ro of
private petoctive. Ho is come—he finds
his mourning wifo amusing herself with
the balcony scene a a Romeo and Juliet
—now for a sensation that will make the
world won.or!"
Surely my roason must have forsaken
me that I stood there in that damning
pres .'lice, to be discovered by a jealous
lord. Why did I not, fly, call up Mr.
Sircombe, my maid, any on rather than
to cling to tho fatal spot iu a trance of
terror at tho meeting of the enemies?
And it was my lord who sprang from
li's steed, and burst through the scented
junulc to confront Colonel Accrington,
who with folded arms and a taunting
smile awaitod him under my balcony.
h. mv lord! my lord! ha 1 tho throb
bings of my heart loon words, you wou
have known that you had no cause for
the fury which turnod vour wholesome
biood to gall! But appearances were so
black—so biaclc. and I could uttor no
A mockery or two bandied between
them, a muttere 1 phrase, and they
move I away together, tho colono wav
ing his hand in jaunty adieu to mo but
Lord lnchctii had no single look or word
for his suspeored wife. The shadows
swallowed them tip.
Then my locked senses stirred. I fled
to summon ny lord's secretary: ho
opened to my loud knocking. He was
fully dressed, as I had thought, and had
been listening to all that was said, at his
open window: confusion and dismay wero
imprinted on his visage.
,.lr. fcircombe," I said, "you, who
have heard what passed between Colonel
Accrington and me, know'how littlo
cause there is tor my lord to be jealous:
go and give your testimony to him, you
wl 1 prevent bloodshed."-.,
Ho went out, but with tardy steps,
hesitathig, biting his nails, his busy
brain scheming as ho went, his furtivo
eye scanning me.
Tho clash of rapiers guided us to tho
combatants, but bofore wo could roach
them one had fallen. It was my lord.
The victor was wiping his blade.
Kenmoro raised his master's head up
on his knee, I throw mysolf on tho
ground beside him with outstretched
hands, but a stern voice cried out, "no
you. Lady Inchcape," it was the secre
tary's. Kenmore hoard tho insult offer
ed mc, and uttered a bitter cry of indig
nation, Colonel Accrington sprang to
support me, regardless of my loathing
"It is too late now for resistance," ho
whispered, "they all believe you guilty
they drive you into my arms."
"Away, craven," I cried thrusting him
from me with superhuman strength,
"will you descend so far as oven to act a
lie? .No one knows my innoconco so
well as you—will you deign to play a
part like this poor wretch—my lord's
While they shrank and scowlcd in
sliamo the noble old Highlander lifted
his broad bonnet, crying fervently:
"Now God be praised, I know you aro
wronged, my guiltless lady!" and then
he turnod and cursed my base traducers,
so that they skulked apart abashed.
At this moment my lord opened li
oyos upon me with a stilled cry of
v.- rath.
"Retire, madam," said ho sternly,
"what do you hero? False heart, begone!"
These cruel words awoke my crushed
spirit, honor forbade submission then.
"My lord, as God hears mo you do mo
foul wrong," 1 answered proudly. "My
heart has never beat save for yon." I
waved forward Colonel Accrington. "As
you claim to be an honorable man, de
clare the truth," I urged. But he only
shrugged his shoulders with a motion of
light appeal. "A base revenge, this, sir,
which brands you liar and coward." I
retorted. I detained tho secretary, who
fain would have oscaped. "You, win
have listened to every word that passed
between that ase man and mo, can gUv
back my lord his lost faith—daro not
to withhold your testimony!" I said
He looked upon the ground with va
cant eye—lio was mute.
heard my lord's insane burst of
laughter, while tho red blood gushed
anew from his side and then 1 foil down
smitten to tho heart by lovo cruelty and
lusts revenge.
My lord's wound was deep and danger
ous, for many weeks ho lay in helpless
suffering, incapable of defending his in
terests, and that was tho time Colonel
Accrington took to compass his ruin
He had taken from ray lord all the
papers connectod with thij embassy, and
departod, accompanied by his own
servant, to accomplish tho work which
had been confided to Lord Inchcape.
I was alike beyond tho roach of sor
row or shame, tho shock of that night
had thrown mo into a languishing fever,
in which for many sad days delirium
lured and mocked me with visions of lost
happiness but my lucid intervals wero
spent in humble prayer. I earnestly ex
amined my great lovo to soe of what
blemish I might purify it, so that liod
might havo pity upon me and give nie
back niy husljand's.
Alas! wherein was I lacking, that I
got no deliverance at all? I
My lord recovered sufficiently tot.ra\ol I
before knew ono faco from another—
he had recoived orders to return to Eng
land instantly, and he obeyed. Mr. Sir
combe accompanied him—better would
it have been for mo if ho had never ob
tained tho ear of Inchapc again, for my
destruction was now become, necessary
to his tenure of office, and too well I
know that he wiolded a malign in itiem-o
over my lord's mind with regard to tho
suspected wife
Not till months had passed,and my
health was restored, did I learn the ca
lamity which had befallen my 1 ord
Inchcape through his fatal delusion
that night. Co'onol Accrington had
taken a foul revnge. his baseness to
wards mo was transcended far by tho
incredible treachery with which he be
trayed Lord Inchapo.
Colonel Accrington had accomplished,
with brilliant success, the mission which
had been confided to my lord, lie had re
turned to England to report his success,
and when questioned concerning the sin
gular disappearance of his principal
from the scene of action, had boldly
stated that Lord Inchapo and lie had
started on the expedition together, that
Lord Inchapo had turned back al't"r a
few hours' riding, on private business of
his own, and that he had been left to
proceed by himself.
So, while honors and emoluments
were showered upon tho successful en
voy, the deserter from his post was sum
moned before the Oriental commission to
make his oefenso.
What explanation had my lord to
My lord had no explanation to offer,
as his enemy well knew. Tho truth
would havo blotted out his fault, and
blasted his adversary—but to toll tho
truth would have been to smirch the
reputation of his wife.
"My lords," said ho to his frowning
conferrees,"honor compels me to -ilonce
I can only say that Richard Accrington
and I havo played a deadly game, and
that I havo lost."
Is Vaccination ttio Best Preventive?
It may be that vaccination has les
sened the mortality from small-pox.
But, like many other sanitarians, we
believe that if notification, isolation,
and disinfection could haye been, and
had been, practiced in Jenner's time
as they can be and are now, among a
more enlightened public, the mortal
ity would since then have been still
less, and the repulsive practice of
inserting a disease direct from the
cow into the human body need never
have been adopted. As evidence of
this, from among much other evi
dence, we may mention that we not
long ago reported several outbreaks of
small-pox, in one year, of imported
cases, In "one of the worst vaccinated
towns in England," which wero
promptly suppressed by strict isou-.
tion, etc., and without spread in a sin
gle instance.—Can. Health Journal.
An English lady who died not long
since left money to pay for sprinkling
Tower Hill, London, daily with ashes
and gravel, so as to mitigate its slip
pery condition for the bene lit of
horses heavily loaded.
AT the sea shore, between the
swells and (lie land swells, tlu li
lord's pocketbook swells.
Reflections of an Elevating (Jliaraotexw
WholMoma Food for Thought Study
ing the Scriptural I«sson Intelligently
•nd Profitably.
Christ Crucified.
Tho lesson for Sunday, December G,
may be found in John 19: 17-30.
We have reached tho central point of
history all the lights of sacred story and
of profane are focused hore. When
Jesus said: "It is finished," then true
life was begun. In his prayer to £he
Father, lie said, "I have finished the
work which thou gavest mo to do," and
this was, as it were, tho capsheaf. llere
indeed all work finds its finishing point.
No preacher or teacher lias completed his
task until he has led the souls under his
charge up to an apprehension of this
groat transaction on the cross. This
lesson gives us the opportunity: mav God
give us tho grace and wisdom to uso it
And he. Tischendorf begins tho para
graph with the closing words of tho pro
ceding verse, "They took .Je?us. there
fore" (Kovisioti). Bearing ms cioss.
Greek, for himself. See Variations. Tho
word bearing (Bastazo) refers to labo
rious lifting bearing
a burden. Skull.
Greek, Kranlon, from which, cranium,
our anglicized word.
Crucified. Verbal form of tho word
cross in the preceding verso (stauros).
Two others with him. The Greek
order would better bo followed hero to
insuro the right emphasis: With him
two others. See Variations.
Title. Literally, an inscribed scroll.
Latin, titulus. Jesus of Nazareth,
Greek, Jesus the Nazarina. Hi bio
Bead. This word (anaglgrosco) orig
inally meant to gather
exact knowledge,
hence, to con. To the city. Or, place
of the city, 1. e., nigh at hand. But tho
preposition, eggus, near, used here,
takes the genitive, and the King James
translation may properly stand, in pref
erence to the Margin (Variations).
Then said, Or, wont to saying. Im
perfect tense. Implying that they kept
it up for awhile, and naturally eno'igh.
-T-—He said. Tho pror.oun Js emphatic,
and might bo rendered, Tliis ono said.
What I havo written I havo written.
Genuine laconic in three woids: Ho ge
grapha gegrapha.
And he bearing the cross went forth.
That cross-bearing Christ has gone forth
from before the foundations of tho earth.
Back In Isaiah's day, away back in
Moses' time, and boyond, we descry the
outlines of a cross, bo ne on shoulders
of meekness. Indeed, it has been the
opener of all ways. In discovery, in set
tlement, in commerce even, the cross has
gone before tho race, borne by a man.
It has been the sesame to open doors of
new knowledge, the harbinger of prog
ress, secular as well as religious. Tho
key that is to unlock the secrets of the
next century is cross-shaped.
Jesus in our midst. He made himself
ono with us in all our woe, not shrink
ing from participation with tho lowliest
and meanest, albeit without sin. There
was the group of publicans and harlots.
Surely sinlessness will hold itself aloof
from such vile contact. Behold Jesus
in tho midst. Ho eateth with publicans
and sinners. This is a sinlessness that
is incorrupt and incorruptible. And at
the last there hang two thieves upon
their crosses. Dismal denouement. But
it suits our Lord best to make his de
parture from the life of flesh, just as ho
came, linked with tho wretclici est—
"and Jesus in the midst." Kow surely
wo may believe it: "Underneath are tho
everlasting arms." As Spurgeou has
said: "Sin may drag thee ever so low,
but hrist's great atonomont is still un
der all."
Tho place where Je^us was crucified
was nigh to the city.—City missions. It
was over tho city he wept, it was for
the city he died. 1-Je put himself in all
his life and in his death nearest to mem
Tho cross stands to-day over against tho
city—the cross and the riven tomb. To
tho city, whore men dwell, the ono lifts
its appeal and tho other its exhortation.
Nigh to the city, where life is at its
keenest nigh to the city, where deathi
is swiftest: nigh to the city, with its
gayety and its grief, its joys and sor
rows nigh to the city, and the city
means need. Oh, that the cro^s of Christ
wore preached as it should be in eve
metropolis of the land! The city slew
him now let him slay the city—and so
save it
What I havo written I have written.
No, God had written. We speak of in
spiration as a strange, dis! ant and ex
ceptional thing. There is more ot it
than, perhaps, we think. Other pens
than tho^e of prophets and pious men
have been moved by God's spirit. And
yet the hands were free. Prophet and
profligate together might say, "What I
ha\e written I havo written," and yet
it was Gods writing. INo^ God has his
hand still upon tho pens and even upon
tho presses of the world. Much that
has been written seems Indited of
the evil one. But It is ultimately self
aestructivo. "Surely the wrath of man
shall praise thee the remainder of
wiath shalt thou restrain."
And from that home that disciple took
hor to his own home. The latch-string
has been out ever since the disciple of
love has kept open house for the need
and helplessness that comes in the name
of the Lord. It is the cross that has
made Christian hospitality. The Chris
tian household starts forth from tho
Calvary. Yes, and alms-houses, hospit
als, asylums have been spoken into be
ing by that voice on tho tree. ''Behold
thy mother," said the Christ and pres
ently we are reading of the portion for
the widow. And it Is the pastor of the
church at Jerusalem, hard by, that
pure religion and undelilod that which
gave attendance to tho fatherless and
widows in their affliction. Surely that
was a blessed hour: all hours have since
been happier, brighter.
Next Lesson—"Christ Rison." John
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