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I) HA 'I'M AMONG THF. GODS.
Li .Sfrmn ithvtrtd at the Jiorlh Cnutxh Hutland, on
tion i of the mighty; tie judgelh among the gods. I
shall turn this melancholy theme to profitable account,
by illustrating three toplca following directly from
the text. '
tht Nitiokal Fast, May Hth.
I1Y IUf. Win, MITCHELL
The greatness of the yrtsent national bereavement
tht hand of God visible m if and the yracticat use to
be made of luch an event.
1. The Creatneti of th nnttnnn) k.. ... I T
ri.lm fa C ,, I hit ..id W are Codi j and at f the eloquent statesman belongs the luty of prtmouric
,ou .nehUdrrnofll. Moat High But ; .hill die l.k. ng the merited eulogy on the illustrious dead j aettinc
ro,n, and fill l,k an, of th prince. , out ln , propcr reJef lhli clccUencCi am)
hen Columbu had crossed the untravcraed Allan-1 wiping away the aspersions of parly stnfo. The mm-
ti and found a new world in the est, lite liatites istry opening their thousand tiulmts. have a different
tfti r believed that the strangers, and their miracle work to do. even to trace the hand .if find in ihn m..
ecrnmg ships had come from tno aklcs. They vener- j terious aflliction, and shew its bearing on the salvation
sled and leared these mysterious visitants as men sent ol men, and the spiritual prosperity of a nation profes-ft'-m
the gods The same blind adoration which ignor- acdly christian. I shall notice briefly but a few moral
nee pays lo intelligence and superior gifts were ex. trails of character in the now illutlt.ous deceased, and
t. 'jura ii i.jsira towaru i iui arm uarnauas. i ne wis cnicny in a religious view ot the subject, t ruth is
jr. ra ic of healing an ;mpotcnt, man, astounded the
frirjii And when ttie toopIe saw what 1 aul had
Id ne, they lilted up their voices, saying in the speech
uf I.yraoma, The gods arc romo down to us in the like
cf men And they called ll.un.ib.it Jupiter, and
the great object of the Iliblo, and the example of the
good it eulogizes, giving God the praise. Wo are all
made of one blood, having a common naturu, and
equal rights, llut it is lust to venerate those who liv
their talcnts.tharacter, commanding excellence, orctn-
Paul Mcrcunus because he was the chief speaker inunce of station arc lifted above the common mass of
They brought their oxen and garlands to the gales and , men. God designed that the magistrate, the ruler, the
c;ii d hardly ic restrained from offering sacrifices to , eminent in moral worth, whom he has constituted gods
raen of like passions with themselves. (Acts I I, 11.) j in this lower world, should be, not worshipped, but re
An llUtry nut unlike this, in its spirit, is sometimes garded with a deferential awe and esteem. Their au-
ilnistcd in christian lands, where the liuht of tho l thorny, in a subordinate sense, is not humm hut di-
gospel should have secured lo the only God the wholo vine, for the powors that be are ordained of God. The
feeling ol dependence, and the whole sacrilicool praise. j cniel magistrate whose sudden exit a nation mourns,
Departing from republican simplicity, and imitating was in tho languago of the Psalmist first amonc the
the example of the old world, we have at times suffer- gods, the rulers of the carlh. ln office ho was great,
ti a bund enthusiasm to get tho better of discretion ; j for no man can well bo greater than to hold the high
hat a so lauded some of our eminent statesmen and war- est place in the gift of 17 millions of freemen. To this
nors, and made such a dipiay of tins applause as to a hereditary crown liable to fall on a child, a mad
border vetv nearly upon man-worshw. Indifferent and i man, a fool, or a monitor of vice is a bauble. Without
unprejudiced spectators witnessing the garlands and i reference therefore to talents, or political, or civil mer
gorgeous display might ask, docs not this people think f it, that man who is entrusted wiih tho highest office in
that the geds have come down in the likeness of men! , this mighty, and far-famed Republic becomes, from his
If a nation verges to this extreme of idolatrous adula- station, one ol the greatest men of tho earth. In this
tion, it need not awaken surprise if tho true and the , sense the Cincinnatus of the West, not merely as tho
only living God should make it appear that man is hero of 1 ippecannc, nor as the Father and Governor of
mortal anil claim for litiuscll, ty a signal admonition, mai wnuerness winch ne delemlcd in youthlul arms,
the glory given to another. I have said, e are gods, out as President ol ttieso United Mates, became cm
ikTruc, but Jehovah said also, l o shall dio like men.
Hn a lower sense of ilio word all men may be called
pods, for we arc the offspring of God, and bear his like-
iness, and may bo called alter tno .name oi mm in
tvhose imago wo wcto created. Though there bo says
the apostle, that aro called gods whether in heaven or
Sin earth ( there be gods many and lords imny ) llut
Ito us, one (Sod the Father, of whom aro all things, and
Iwe in him, and one IoriJ Jesus Christ by whom ate
til things and we by him. (1 ('or. 8, 5.) Men aro call
ltd god because ihcy aro created in the divine image;
Sand more especially becauso they have also control
Inter the world, the inferior elements, and animal trihes,
being in a subordinate sense, put in subjection to these
lords ol creation, llut trio duel reason lor giving trie
term gods to mortal men is found in their delegated
(authority and power. They act as gods under the ap
'poinlment and control of the great God. This is tho
special title which tho Hebrew srripturos give to kings,
rulers, judges and magistrates of inferior rank. They
to called in tho Hebrew tongue Klahvn, the samo word
phalically a great man, and invested with the highest
renown oi oiiicc. 1 his without dispute will be con
ceded. Ho was good, also, from his own pure benevo
lence, stern integrity of principle, and republican sim
plicity i for party rancor in its highest excitement tried
and could nut tarnish his moral character. He was
good, and rightly the poet says,
J' The good alone lute joy lincere,
The good jlone are great."
This is tho man whom tho pcoplo delighted to honor,
in whom their hearts confided, their hopes centered,
and whose loss they bewail as a national aflliction.
With paily moiives I have no concern, but claim the
privilege with other freemen of uttering what I con
ceive to be truth and veracity. Now to estimate the
loss wo have sustained, wo must look at the man in a
moral and religious rather than in a political and party
view, and especially must we regard the eventful pcii
od in which ho was elevated to office. In the brief
Psalm designed to instruct tho kings and judges of the
earth, David describes the miso.'v of tho people under
which Jehovah calls himself, and tightly translated, j tho perverted authority, and corrupt principles of rul
odi. Angels and men in civil authority are called by crs. Such there were in Israel. The Sauls, Ahabs,
tho Jeroboams, the vilest men exalted, around whom
the wicked swarmed. How long will yo iudgo unjust
ly and accept the persons of the wicked ! Defend tho
inn fearful name, because they arc subordinate gov
mors, or rulers under the King of kings, who in his
f'rnvidenco rlovaic.s them to their place, and holds
Ihem responsible for the richt use of authority. "An- i
kels ate called gods," says Hcrvy, "because great in '
power and might , and becauso God is pleased to use j
their service in the government of the lower world,
of the common people. His Integrity was proof against
temptation as is demonstrated in hia compilative pov
erty, and universal popularity in that home of the West
which hailed him as a Father. Had he been disposed.
he could hate carved out for himself an immense por- ii turn to him, from tin
lion of wealth from that new country so much at his peculiarly fined to oui
dutiosal. llut his was the noble generosny which, i psalm I have said yo
"iaiu ns own advantage iy, to seek another s good."
Ilidding adieu to the thousands who hung upon his part
ing addiess, he could leave thin appeal which found a
response in every breast, "that though he had lived fifty
yean among thtm, not a man of them could Jay, he had
wrongtd thtm in a imi;teimlaiiee" What mute could
be .said 1 He was great from his goodnets. I're-emi-ncnl
mental, and political greatness has never been
claimed by himself or hisfrirnds. Hut ho had stein
integrity a well balanced mind ihe purest love of
country the fear of God noble traits in a ruler, which
cast into tho shade the most splendid talents, with a
lack of moral principle. President Harrison steadily
patronised the interests of morality and religion, and
tho general diffusion of knowledge, the pillars of a He-
puunc. in: was a student ol the lliDle. He had his
place in tho Sabbath School, and evinced his character- I
Istic trait of wisdom, bv telling ins gardoncr at Wash
ington that a Sabbath School teacher, more effectually
than the watch dog, could protect the grapes from boys,
and the boys from evil. Ho was a man of prayer, and
which of our chief magistrates, since Washington, who
was found on his knees at Valley Forge invoking the ,
God ofannies, could have written to his wife, that he 1
rusu early on tho day of his inauguration to ask wis
dom of God, in assuming t ho responsibilities of his of- !
fice. In a loligious view we have not seen his like '
since the death of Washington. His inaugural addrets, 1
a new thing in modern days, boldly acknowledged tho ,
character of God, and dependenco on him a sublime i
spectacle, and novel to a christian people. Ho was
the religious magistrate, and first of all purchased n I
national Diblc for himself and successors in office. !
No wonder that he was endeared to the moral and re- I
ligious portion of a great Republic.
Tho removal of such a man, at such a crisis is an .
immense national aflliction ; and such it is felt to be by
a dismayed and bereaved cabinet by the weeping cit
izens at the capital, and the universal emblems of sor
row seeking a solace in the imposing trappings of grief.
A great irmn, a ruler, a Prince has fallen in Israel.
I sha'.l consider,
II. 7Vic mW of God visible in this affliction.
I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are chil
dren of tho Most High. Hut ve shall die like men, and
fall like one of the princes. God standctli in the con
gregation of the mighty; he judgcth among tho gods.
When, in the period of our national existence, has the
hand of God been more visible inanv affliction! Group
together all the array of circumstances and wo shall
say, never. For when, since tho achievement of our
national independence wa3 completed, has such a bur
den rested on a single arm! lien have millions of
our countrymen centered their hearts so quiescently
on a single man! When have we come nearer to an
undue reliance on an arm of flesh, to work civil and po
litical miracles. In the myriads of banners thii float
ed on every breeze, not ono was inscribed to the King
of kings, or intimated that He abascth one princo and
exaltcth another. In tho thousands of harangues ad
dressed to the living mars of combatants, not one al
luded to that entire dependenceon tho Omnipotent God,
who alone can give the victory. And tho church, borno
away in the tide of enthusiasm, forgot to ask of God a
King. Hence the wound has cut so deep. Anna
shall we be as a people, If thus admonished, wo shtll
hereafter commit our way to the lord, and make Him
our refuge. .God only, now can fill the mighty void,
which hn has made for himself, and with ono voice let
the evihofo'ir wars. In language
our case, David thus closes his
are cods, and all of you chil
dren of the Most High. Hut )c shall die like men,
and fall like one of the princes. Arise 0 God, judge
the earth, for TAou shall inherit ihe nations.
nr Atiaorr nr.
loor and fatherless; do justice to tho afflicted and j dreamed that tho mighty and tho chieftains, though
needy. Deliver tho poor and needy ; rid them out of called gods, might die like men. This was tho time
for the God of gods to assert his honor and his place
in the ho.annas of the peoplo. The way was prepar
ed for tho deoix. and indelible nrint of his footstep.
ministers of his providence, particularly of his justice fountains of justico and judgment aro polluted llio j Ho granted the desire and tho victory then thunder-
tkfwise magistrates in an inferior capacity, aro the
tho hand of tho wicked. They know not neither will
ttioy understand; they walk on in darkness; alt tho
Inundations ol the carlh arc out of course. 1 hat is, tho
nd goodness in punishing evil doers, and protecting
them that do well.' t hcthcr just or unjust, righteous
lor wicked, lliey are said to bear the sword of the Iord.
t ne powers mat oe aro ornaincu oi uou, in mercy or in
iudrment. This is our stronir consolation ; the Iird
llod Omnipotent rcigneth, and tho lords and gods of
the earth, that is, its civil rulers, receive their office
from Him, and aro subject to his control. With this
positive declaration of scripture, wo heed not, further
than to pity, that childish, irrational, and wicked doc
trine of tho modern reformer, that there is nothing di
vine in the origin and authority of civil government.
Did the Psalmist err in saying "tho shields of the
Ieinh belong to God For good, or evil, for correction,
or mercy. The powers that bo all tho powers of the
euth, are ordained of God. They aro gods acting un
der his appointment, subject to his control, their hearts
r in his hand and ho turnelh them at his pleasure as
the gardener turnelh the streamlet of water. Klso why
foundations of equity, law, and order arc subverted,
and the State sinks rapidly down into civil chaos and
crime. Such rulers walking in darkness, such Nebats
of corrupt self-interest Israel had, and when the Lord
brake off tho yoke, and gave such a king as Asa, or
Ilezckiah, it seemed like music breaking out from the
uproar of discord. So vastwas tho difference between
thereof as the flower of tho field. He permitted the
flags to float in triumph on tho breeze, and the plans
to be concerted and matured and executed in tho tent
ed field then in the pauso of excitement, when his
voice could bo heard, he spake, I called you gods, that
awlul name, but yo shall dio liko men ' 1 ho same ban-
pure, and corrupt gods of the carlh. I have- not com- j ncrs that floated in proud array.he covered with mourn
pared any of our past rulers to tho civil men admonish
ed by tho instructions and reproofs of tho Psalmist.
Hut this in truth I may say ; llcforo the recent change
of administration, perplexity, and commercial em
barrassment, discontent, strilo, the hum of mustering
rebellion, the accumulation of national debt, obstinacy
in pushing forward repulsive measures deepened upon
us, and a dark cloud rolled up from the horizon of most
ominous portent. Kxocutivo power was employed for
party purposes funds were expended to tho samo end
irauds and peculations upon mo puunc treasure in
ing, and rolled tho funeral car through tho triumphal
arch, closo on the heels of tho crowd that had retired
from the splendid ceremony of inauguration. Is not
the hand of God in this! The coming down of that
hand was noccssarv to hush the voice of unreflecting
exultation to nuoll the violcnco of party strife to ad
monish a christian peoplo that God alono is their refuge,
and to call them lo repentance lor manuoid transgress
ions. At tho scat of legislation, a death among the
cods was necessary to check licentiousness, and to
bring back the almost forgottan, acknowledgment that
I iv,f rnmmnil tn nriv fr L-inr. imvprnnrs. ruler, and creased untisuallv and if open truth mav bo uttered. I God reignethas governor among the nations. Uurna-
fll in authority! Tho Psalm from which the text is ' m;n were appointed to office not so much for tho pub- , lional sins of pride, oppression, discord, sclfishncss.and
Itiktn was written to 'mako kincs wise and lo instruct lie woal, as for the avowed subserviency to party in'er- , growing ungodliness, neooeu mis soieiim reuunc,
! the judges of the earth.' Where in all tho Iliblo could cats. In short we had reached a new era. Preroga
aaj thing be found moiavduectly adapted to the servi- tivo was stretched to an unusual extent public confi-
Iffi ol this day uod stantclll in tno congregarion oi ; uence was iosi, ano wo wcro mooring uuuui mi: un
the mighty , ho judgcth among tho gods. These are of a partisan government. These I suppose to be nnt-
i tors 01 lact. iiuswasiue ponucai siaio ; mr iviiiuii
not the rulers alone, hut the peoplo who gavo them of
fice and sustained their moasurcs must be partially re
sponsible. There wa no hope of reconciling parties
I so wide asunder, without a cliango in, or a change of
The morning of the first of April, anno Domini, no
matter when, shone out wl,h all the shining sunninoss
ofyotilhful coouotry. Very beautiful is tho first bright
smile of coming spring. In fact, wo believe llio first
of every thing Is always tho best welcomed; it has tho
charm of novelty, is the loveliest, tho dearest. The
first flash of n beautiful lace, tho first gusli of song, tho
first broalh of perfume, the first lint of the flower, the
first hour of the morning, the first of a friendship, and
O yes! very certainly, tho first tit of love' Ihe first I
thought, the first feeling, tho first emotion, the first '
perception, brings us only the brightness, and lagging j
aiier-, comes mat gloomy thing the shadow.
The sunshine of that April morning on that certain i
anno Domini, shono brightly into a very little room
very scantily furnished, belonging to a very little cot-
tage, being one of a very little row, hanging like a little j
bit of Inngo on tho skirls of our great metropolis; and i
in this room waa a very scanty supply of those tilings'
which civilization has agreed to call tho necessaries
ol llle; lor instance, half the number of chairs to the
double number of peoplo who wuro lo sit on them; on
ly ono table, and unfortunately wJiat the tahla held in
the shape of breakfast viands, boro but a faint relative
proportion lo tho mouths they were to fill; in fact it
was the very idea of breakfast rather than the break
fast itself, being at unlike as possible to ham and rggs
and panics, at.d chickens and dried salmon and mar
malades, as could possibly be, and bonding only no,
we wninoi icu wuat,inc ueiausoi poverty can never oe
palatable boasting of vcrv little indeed.
fsow It very Iroquently happens t lat the rich and Ihe
poor teem to bo playing at cross purposes; the rich sit
down to their plenteous boards.and canno. endure even
the aroma, whilst tho poor have appetites nltocclher so
provokingly good, and nothing of the wherewithal; and
thus it was that tho little group of children that sur
rounded tho scanty breakfast table eyed tho rough
bread loaf with very loving looks, and swallowed por
tions of it as though it had been ambrosia; and wheth
er or not the gods would have considered the thick
dry slices fit for Olympus, those children would have
been Infinitely sorry to have divided them with Jovo
Now whether or not mon vere was satisfied with the
faro that hunger had so richlv favored for his children,
our history telleth not. Something, however, liko
April clouds of sorrow and discontent darkened over
his brow, and something like April showers gathcicd
in his eye as ho pushed away tho untaslcd morsel,
and, probably hid a f.ico that was indoxuic a disquiet
soul, roso and walked to the lattico of that narrow
Ho had not stood many moments before a little hand.
on one of tho fingers of which wis hound the bandage
of wedded love, was pressed on his Bhouldcr, nnd.
without seeing them, ho was conscious that a nalr of I
llt.il aT iiiiiiiiip; cjrta ,;uj ayill IHIIJJ a llll'CMIIK Willi
his own, hut being perfectly aware that tears, refracto
ry, unmanly, bitter tears wero galheilng In Ids own
orbs of vision, he turned them away from his bright
wooers, anil would not even look on his lady-love.
"You are sad, dearest," slid tho kindest voice in tho
world; "how dare you bo sorrowful whilst I am with
you; whilst you aro surrounded by these dear faces!"
"O Helen," replied tho father and husband. "It is
because you aro with mu that I am sad ' For myself,
I think I could have borne all tho privations of toil and
povcitv; but to see you wanting tho very necessaries
"Now will I preach to you," said tho wife, with a
smile; "to vou who preach tn others; to you", flevorond
Ilenjamin Illythe. Now tell me what is ihcro I want,
saving and excepting to sco you smilo7 Ilclievo mo,
I diead to see a dismal faco moro than I was going to
say tho plague; but you know it is a sort of plague
spot, for it never shows its dark stain hut it spreads. I
should not bo surprised, if you keep this dismal faco,
hut that I shall catch it myself at last, and then what
will you do'"
"What indeed!" said tho husband with a bitter sigh.
"Nay my bird, that is not a musical note' Vou know
that you are in your cage, and you rnnst sing."
' I 1 ! I .1.- I I 1
--lou nru iiiy nuoii iiiiei saici mo uusoanil
come urmntbre. What 1 do you dale to look
sorrow ful in the midst of happy fcr' O b
lleto mo thai smiling lips am tatter than iu
bics, and joyoo ryrs mure lustrous than dia
monds' and can you, can you look sad, with
the blessed sou thus shining full umn you this
glorious morning ' O fie, fie uimu you' lst
tho ftunalnno reach your heart' ten how the
water Is spatkling anil loaplng with Joy; snd
the trees in thou new holiday gieou. and thn
birds chirrupping from the bmi-e-tnps' every
thing full of hope, yet )uti am sad. Take tha
sunshine as n happy omen. I prophesy fnm
it that the clouds are passing an at, and that
pros) erity shall romo lo us loaded like rt cas
tled elephant with lacks of rupees and sacks
' Look at your ty", dearest,' said th hus
band with a mournful smile.
Ulack clouds were gathering over tho scent,
nnd one of our April showers began to pattar
' Ho it my typo,' replied the wifo; 'bait
Iiiy type! I'nbellever, look!'
Hcn while she spoke, thn sun, gathering up
v thmltind rays of beaming lluht, painted
the rulers of this world, mighty in power, as ihoj are
dmonished to be in wisdom and goodness. Theso
re tha gods of the earth, among which God judgclh ;
these are tho mighty, in whose congregation, although
oil times they consider it not, ood standelh
I turn nniv frnm iln ntnositinn of tho text to mark rulers. Our national halls exhibited scenes of dis-
iti peculiar adaptation lo tho present time. Never i graceful intrigue, and animosity, of pertinacious obsti
inc the Father of his country died.has an enual wave 1 nicy and unyicidinc resistance. Kvery lover of his
i of sorrow rolled over ihe lennh and breadth of tho
I hnd For the first limn in our national history has
there been deith aming tho god. one filling with tho
ceptre tn hand. I nd isturbed by tho natural rcnee
tioa that all l!eh u grati, a solemn thought often
rruwded out from tho mass of minds by tho enthusiasm
of sucreis The sublime ceremony of inauguration
jml pasted away the ivy scarcely withed on the in
country must have seen that this position uf public af
fairs could not be much longer continued, witn tne ex
istence of the Republic. Ami cool deliberation was
almost ready to say, hot these evils bo rem ved, what
ever llio sacrifice. Judicious men of overy political
creed were verging lo this point of union, for the sako
of the Union. In ibis state of public agitation a man from
the p tivate walks of hfe.a republican ol punitive spirit,
urophal arch the civic bannors scarcely furled mill-1 wa lifted by acclamation, t incinnatus-like, Irom a
ions ol hearts jutt beginning tu repose conlidenlly in larm to a llirone. neuier no wuuiu inm w-.i, upa
the object of their choice, and to enjov ihe fruits of , ble of fulfilling the mighty trust reposed in him, can
th hard earned victory, when lo' the waxing and not now be known, but the beginning was full of prom
"ining of a tingle moon brings tidings most unlooked ie. Iet us pauso here, and tremble at the hind of
for, an! therefore most appalling' The idol of the peo- ; God. Processions, banners, trusses of people, popu
fie, it iet of the millions who rai.ed htm tn the high- , lar orations, expended for what ' A great nation di
nt -"itf eminence known among the mtions the idol ! vided into halves contending etch for political intste.
of iti nnij ,,l nm ri. tr and hnw i7mficintlr his the hand of tho Almighty
11 . . I . . , . , 1 7. I 1 .1.- . . . . r Pnli n.H, rvlllMil
i reouKeo ani nuaneii wc uuc. u-w,
! around us chief, and God has defeated both, hiding
Mn, at well as enthiiiiatm, were centercl there, lot
ten. trem'des, falls 1 On the winzs of every wind pre
cded the tilings of alarming illness. While the ctr
heard, ad the heart palpitated in alternate hope and
lr came the thunder-peal, following the harbinger,
t the bo't succeeds the rttsh, He n dead ! Dead 1
ftt4' The chief magistrate of this grcil and exull
ij people, bearing the aeeplre but a single month,
! h irt on thn high places of Israel. All faces,
! (nni nd foe gather paleness' One thought give ut
! itau n every tongue. A significant ptuse is rnde
! la th hum of butinett The stillness of a umvertal
SiSbath prevail, of deepening floom but not of holy
! 'tit. Tli exultation and ihe murmur of party strife
! ' nUnced. It it a voice from heaven, Be still and
j kaow that I am God. God standelh in the eonjTe?-
each obiect of contention, the one in the tomb, theoth
er in ihe obscurity of private life. God van leth tn the
congregation of the mighty ; lie judgeth im'inj the
gods It is the most sudden and signal Interposition of
hit providence we have ever witnestej in our national
history. God will be arknowlelged by the ruler of
the earth. The whole nation is taught Ut look to him
as governor, and king suprems For every man is de
feated in his hopet The two princes have fallen from
their eminenee together. Of him who hat fallen in
death, truth bsdt int say that hn poitessnd nmi of the
rwblett traitt in the character of a chief m igutrate.
Hit republican simplicity, his frank and generous dit
position, mada him tht poor man's friend, and th idol
is tho voice of God the sicnal and appalling intcrven
tion of his hand. No death like this, among the chief
of the gods, could havo fallen on us with such a weight
of admonition. Ho wiso now, thcrcforo, O yo kings;
be instructed, yo judges of the earth; servo the Ixird
with lear, and rejoice with trembling. And fear him
all ye people. God standelh in the congregation of
the mighty; he judselh amomr the cods.
HI. Lei u.t consider the practical use to le made of
such an event.
First, we aro admonished to refrain from all self de
' pendcnce.and to acknowledge the tord in ail our ways.
He admits no idol except himself. He is tho only rcl-
uce and strength of nations. The shield of the earth
i are his. And to him bo inscribed every banner. Wi
1 aro admodished lo repent of our many national sins,
! pride, forirctfulness of God, and nn open violation nt
Ins cornmindmcnts. Tho wroncs of Africa, still un
I redresssed, ascend to heaven for recompense. The
1 original owners of this coodlv heritage, from the fro-
zen north to the opposite extieme of Cape Horn
i from tho Atlantic to tho Pacific, have been plundered
' and corrupted by our vices. When tho white men
I landed among them they feared and treated them as
, gods come down in the likeness of men. Hut they
hive learned to their cot, and tho well nigh extinc
tion of their race, that many of these gods have nothing
I celestial in their character. Thankful then, thai our
admonished rulers hive acknowledged the hand of
God in the signal calamity which has visited them and
'us, let ut implore forgiveness of our mimfold sins as
men, and as a mtion. Let us turn In God, from whom
we hive deputed, and commend ourselves and our ru
Wvour individual and national interests, to tho King
j of kings and Lord of lords. This is the only practical
use to Ite made of tho national distress and happy
with them lint glorious bow In tho hntveni
which huh ever lieiiu a covenant of promise.
Tho husband look ihe little hand of his wifa
within his own. ' You nto tho bolter preach
er,' ho said, 'nnd what Is tnoru, the bettor
pracliscr. Vou know for theso last ill re n
months, I have gono duly forth to seek our
daily bread, have iilforcd myself as a litorary
laborer, as n hireling scribe, as anything and
everything that might not utterly disgrace my
sacred functions, and you know thai nt often
as I havo gone with hope, I havo returned
with disappointment. Nevertheless, at thy
word. I will go foith once mure.'
'If lliorn wore a file,' Mid Helen, 'you
know that Queen F.hzaboth thought that ' Hr
severanco might forco Fate to change her
mind,' but them is something bettor than a fata
there is a Providence.'
The Reverend Ilenjamin Illythe once more
donned lu rusty black coat, and once mora
brushed his beaverless hat, and once mora
drew on his well mended gloves and once
moro sallied forth in se.uch of tho laborer's
My dear roadcr, if you happen ever lo hivo
had n wife and a half a dozen children, who
happen to have good appetites, while you hip
pen to have a purse quite unpolluted with fil
thy lucre in your possession capable of being;
transmuted either into bread or gold, you nny
bo Just able to guess nl tliu very cnmfoitihla
tone of mind upon which our poor horo sillied
forth upon this forlorn hopo otpcdiliun. What
a tnockciy to the poor man is the luxury of
the rich! Tho roiling cquipign, tho extrava
gant attire, tho pimpered mentals, tho luxuri
ous dwelling, llio shops all arranged tn tempt
self indulgence, glittering trinkets, costly li'
qunrs, and a thousand shapes of finciful con
fections undo to entice the eye as well appn
lite all llicxo aro snares to envy for the hun
Sorely tried that April mnrnlns was the Hot.
Ilenjamin Illythe. It scorned lo him as if eve
ry body to whom ho applied, every body to
whom ho spoke, had got onn malady, nn ossi
fication of thn heart ; a milady thai affects tho
voice, the gestutes, the mimi, of every crea
ture under thn infection. Tho Reverend Hon
jamiii Hlytho pitieil every body hu saw, but
most ofnll ha pitied himself.
In fact the llcvcrcnd Honjamin Illythe bo.
gan lo think that some rnrioin fililltv of ills
easo prevailed over overv crinlure with whom
he spoke; some wcro allhcte I with I llridness,
sotiio with deafness, sorilo with dumbness
some with loss of memory, for oven his form
er friends did not seo linn when he wont up to
them, ilid not hoar him when he spoke to them,
did not answer when they hoard him, did not
remember him when they saw him ; and so
with tho uphcaped measures of fifty several
and separata disappointments in his hoirt,
with n mind worn out bv anxiety, and a body
sinking with f.iligue and want of sudninnco
our poor hero turned his steps homowards,
Ah, home word that should tliilll tho heart '
and it did thrill thn hcirt of our unfortunate
hero, when he thought of turning his slops
thitherward, and carrying the groit bunion of
his duppomtuiunt, ih.it loid seemed moro
than ho could carry there; aihe undo a dead
l.S- t III . 1 I .
isny, nny, i win inn un iiaiieruu out oi my sermon-, . , ., ': '
izing," said, the wife; "you shall havo it. So, shall I , 'n tno miu.iio o ino siroei, aiw dospilr at
Tr, Vir President nf ihe UnitM Siatei.Col. R. M.John
on. Ilia Kicrllenet. Wl.,n Shlnnon, Onterunr of the Htat
oroitto. Ib1... Wm Allm and th Hon llJ Tppo.
Kast'i in i4rrf from lh Slsle f Oki, tlieodd pjrw
leal mrriin in ;ictTiltad. on .Silurd th Ml h ."iff. taf
and nn lti atf fallx-it;. Iwiqz .Hundi. the; ill depmd,
rati; at isal Aj, In the prrtrner of num'x-r, of our cilli i m.
a pirt t) tetinhnalfor Iiritl. and th rt by laivd compr
ise for kxti nt oar cnantiM "t asd ill on tUetlninit
eieartwss O'tio OVrrf .
borrow your surplice, and give a regular firstly, sec.
ondly, and thirdly, in true orthodox stylo, or will you
havo it oxtemporaneotis and non-official'"
"As you aro not in tho regular orders,"said the hus
band, getting up a miserable smile, "not tegularly or
dained, ordained only to be my blesiing, I think wo
may do without tho surplico and the book."
"Well, bo it so; my morning gown shall ho a bishop's
vestments, and my cap his mitre. And now tell me,
if in tho balance your blessings or your sorrows havo
tho heaviest weight!"
"My blessings' my blessings!"' said the husband
with tearful emotion; "you and my children. Could I
"I should think not," said the wifo. "Such chil
cren!" and she glanced her eye towards them with a
faco full of the moit amiable vanity in tho world, the
vanity of a mother. "And such a' wife!" who added
with an arch sweet smile turned upon her husband;
"such a wife!"
'Ves, such children, and such a wife!" repealed the
husband; "and see them want tho necessaries of life!
I preached to others, it is In vain that I repo.it the les
son tn myself.'
'Thy bread shall be certain and thy water shall be
sure,' ' repeated the wife.
'Ay, literally bread and water!' said tho husband,
with aome bitterness.
'As much at wo need, awl morn thin wo deserve,'
returned the wife, 'Attend to my sermon, ir"
'Ay, dearest. These are hitler sermons; my own
preachings brought home to myself. It is in vain thai
I repeat, if these privations fell only on myself, thai I
could cheerfully submit, but this morning nay, do
not deny it, dearest I saw you push hack the untast
ed morsel, and I am weak and impotent tn help; I am
shut out Irom the common laborer s
see vou. daily, wanlin? even bread"
Not absolutely,' replied thn wife. 'And now tVI
me, would you ehoote to tee otireheruhs mixing with
disease in the midst of luxury, or thin well arid hnsltby,,
with hearty appetite for thu tirnu bomnly broad1'
'Kven at it Is,' replied the husband; even at it is,
"Then smil gln,' slid the wife, 'Utt a worse thinp
that moment seemed to have bound up hit
Just at this juncturo tho largo folding doors
of a lofty gloomy looking mansion opened.and
a young man who seemed tn move like a har
lequin, camo flying down a flight of about a
doen steps, which hasty mode of perambula
tion brought his quickor linn thought into jux
taposition with tho Ilev. Ilenjamin Illylh.
Now it seemed tint tho first impulse of loco
motion would have unbilled tho harlequinade
tn havo leipod over him in the abundance of
hu bodily agility, but just as this feat seemed
tn bo on tho point of arcomplishmHtit, the ac
tor stoped short, and with a slight dancing
stop drow up, exclaiming, Ah, is that youl
What, in Ihe name of fun, aro you looking so
Tho reverend corulemin tried tn smile. 'I
might as well ask you why you are loooking
so gay. I hopo you have as solid causo for
contentment as I hive for gloom.
'Gloom' how I hate the word' Why, you
solemn tennola people never do any thing but
look miserable. Miserable in thn morning
from expectancy; rnienle at night from re
membrance. Miserable one day. baeause it
is loo hot; miserable another, because it is too
cold. Miserable when you are woll, lor fear
you shall be ill, and miserable when you are
ill for fear you shall nevHr bo well.'
'There are,' said Wythe, 'many real cause
of sonow in this world '
'And many pood cause of mirth. Why, I
could huirh only at th ounthme herutn II
i seomt smiling at m, and a smile from any
dailv hire, and I n" ' '"TJ " laugn-
is - - ' - r t - -. .......
lord Glum and lidy Licadaiiieal. Why, If
I only look at you. I must laugh, for you hate
polled out your flee Into such an ertormnua
iencth, uch an idonj.nion of forehead and
'noe and oMn, that ha' ha' ha! you r a
perfect enetoreof yourwlf.'
'I hope yoti may never hire th' tame cut
for Li00? ficn-' '
Uhttd Yut lirrSifrc, tfeif SufknWteJ
tjwSsaa2 xM(c AtMs, ctw uaVifce CM spcnsIonw htyeflfce W&liffrh (rial Jw ?!