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And share with Oh Rome ! from thy maternal breast My infant mind lier nurture drew ; Alas ! can tears alone atte st The debt to thee Flow on, my ter Vo cannot drain the depths of woe. y parent, due? —still freely how, III. Oh, Rome! in childhood thou to Wert all a mother could supply ; Still, when in youth 1 turned to thee, I viewed thee with a lover's eye. jars, 1 vainly mourn Flow The hopes that from my soul I torn. ; ! I feel within here Oh, Ro The tide of sorrow darkly flow ; doubly dear, low. For thou who wort My dream of youth art laid my tears, but flow i Flow The depths of woe yo cannot drain. Jt 1» not that n Vandal torde [In« burst ivitliin tl.}; shattered wall, ves lii: reeking sword, That Brennus wt Exulting in thy seront fall. Oh 1 'tis not this extrem* of woe That bids the streams ofsorrow flow. vs It is not that a vulture frew Of bigots, hovering in the Their purpled talons iow imbrue dear— In all to Who, while they tear Must rend the lifc-strinjs of my heart. ngled part, VI] shed— 'Tis not for this my teanj This could not so myfipirit rive ; For, Romo, I could not Link thee dead, And with the thought consont to live ! Eternal Rome, uiy teurffl eye May sec thee droop, nit never die ! VIII. For though, to Gallit Brennus bowed, ed to cloie her high career, threatening »HJtffl, id cle4*r» ray, She sect Hope beacons througi y And sheds f .pesuadoWmg, Wttu-^-gfc The glories of some faire day. Iris »right Then why these tears fjAht uBk not why I bid the streams of Ir For hope deferred will in the eye, •ing with dou^ the sickening heart, s for thee— start ; And Oh, Rome ! my spirit Oh ! when shall I beholÄhee free? x Thou canst not die ; th)fery name Must live while earth foundations stand; But thou mayst linger o in shame, And stamped with sljery's sc 'Tis this my scalding oy*all laveB With tears, that Rome s^uld cherish slaves. jarring brand. Let. bigot tyrants fetter ^ec— Rome yet shall Like Xe The •k jcir mad control ; , they but lal the sea. ward billows oljhe soul Shall, heaving with a pcgle'a hate, Uliftioh's fate. O'erwhelin them i a;not see , my tears !— Flow The dawn of freedom loq delayed; Rut still my heurt must pin for thee, And sicken in oppression shade— y tears, nor coaa to flow, Flow Till Rome lias passed that àlf oi I NEW JERUSALEM SERMONS. Tho Law Reapectirg Millstones. IIY Dll. UAYISY. • millstone contained in assured of Hindi tuke the nether * tho upp pledge: for bo taketli a iiuiu'b life lpledge." "No That a spiritual meanirç i must feel, f these words, their divine character. Wto imagine with a worthy idea of infinite widom, the laws of this and tile two foregoing chapters to have from God, unless beides the letter in which they served the Jens, they have some deeper impori-by wUMi they can give wisdom to Christisus. "The la^ of the birds' nests,''— "The law not sowing a . »TL<* come chap. xx i. 6, 7. vineyard with different seeds."—ver. law of not plowing with an ox and getlier; tho law of not wearing a garment of .11. "The ass to linen and woollen togother." f law of making fringes to .their garments."— And this law of the millstone, and surely not of that dignified r. 12. many others are character to be worthy of the wisdom of Him whoso understanding is infinite, unless some hidden wisdom is contained in them. But this being admitted to be tliorc, we may then join witli tho Psalmist in tho petition, whenever we study this portion of Divine Revelation : "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy low."—Ps. cxis, 18. May this be our dovont prayer in considering the law before us. We may be the more prepared to appreciate law before the spirit of tho divine have reflected often that all vegetable nature is emblematic of the growth of principles in the mind. This, every palpably, that our whole language is imbued with the idea. The barren intellect, the cultivated mind, tbe fruitful suggestion, tho rooted prejudice, the fertile fancy, continually hears. Poetry is full of this correspondence. To the poetic the suggestive thought, reels terms which feeling in all of "The earth 1»*» «till trncoi of her youtlifnl beauty )t tranuclentjoy; mplation, ami to : l.nloin; that HU«g • Substantial liappin Seoir Bllfl Of * *> growing Iiy orory plensi Uofloctions Huel _I tho heart, ul exalt the mind." tho pasHlonfl, Con of tho thoughtful mind, Tho field, with To the inner eye each spot of earth iB a lesson, it*rich green sproutingyegetation, is the sym OTMME DMMDiü \W □ P 1 TJ3STIT1T, ZEQrTT^-IoITY, FBATBBITITY. : *H STREETS, WIIsMIN'GîTON, DEI. AW ARE. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, BY JAMES MONTGOMERY, NO. 4«. MARKET STREET, BETWEEN FOURTH AND FIE %%.00 PEU ANNUM. SATURDAY, APRIL 38, 1860. VOL. L—No. 53. and the low of bol of the mind when young living thoughts are rising into life and vigor. The som, typifies the intellect ad* rich hue and beauty of heavenly Issons, the the hlessfl emblem f the ît with the tree loaded with fruit, i of religion brought into practice who is full of the sap of lierven, ind brings •rel works of forth, each in its season, the justice, charity, and piety. Hjch of righteousness, branches of the planting of Jehovah. (Is. lxii. 2.) To a mind thus susceptive of tho toner trenchings of nature, also, all varieties of earth'» instructive. It is beautifully re. ; the ho the less scenery marked by the poet Southey : 01111 * 1 , hot llH :<iy part««^., iiy "Truth has her i»l*' - id labyrinth! id thndy pro droat ■< : studied I >*h cation, leading Into Fu if willing to pat h!:* due tin»« The and I Their soft ludulg May IriHiie tliimci rnited fur the ta the The faervice, truth require ,ii her tlik .ii« : ilta Win ul Awl : In to Earth, in this view,bee ot things mental and divine. The soil view Thi flow es indeed tin shadow inner glory evtry where. in it Wh*n they have perished from Hie surface, they doom still in tie spirit. Let not the sensualist 8tv that this is «reaming only. The soul feels thatjt is gathering earth's richest, truest treasures. . Our divine Master, tätigt us thus to walk among the green things o earth, anil thus to them. The herb, the fjwer, and the tree, of life it, by wero to Him perpetual soutes of instruction. "And He said, So is the ktrityom of God, should cast seed intt^hc ground ; and should sleep, and rise, night *id day, and the seed should spring and grow *». Ilcknoweth noftiow. For the earth bringt]» forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then th ear, and then fyk lv. 27-29. to to the the full Here the divi correspondence of cor fore dwelling upon the specific rcreseutation to impress upon clearly shown in this passa«, and by *t 'jl growth arth* things, use of corresponde*, and the ? evidu.t. But be all, the of corn, allow truth the whole vegetable kingdojp. D»« in heavenly, as all growth in cai the is gradual. When the seed of instruction in the duties and promises of religion has been showt ("the seed is the Word of God," Luke viii. ID and received into the ground of begins to : honeit bid show signs of Vc good heart, it arxi germination. First Bisting of gentle thoughts, of quiet meditaftons The Lord's invitations are He ;s the blade, cot the of confiding trust, pondered ;r and believed. And the ponitmt interest in all the offers of , and v experiences cy, in all the promises of dele tu say, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall to lie down in green beside the still waters." All around the fresh blades want. He maketli pastures: Heleadeth iii. 1, 2. - of comfort and support are seen, and the spirit reclines there like the sheep It is first tho blade. When the perceptions of truth become stronger, and a clear comprehen sion of the principles of faith the faith which manifests itself i of a holy life ; the understanding of truth forms ; und when this understanding of truth filled by the love of il, that it van rliich truth leads, the green grass. •o obtained—of the virtues the hi ihe good brought into as seen in the mind, is the full The virtuous life, inculcated by living religion, ,the essential substance, heavenly nourishment, and in the ear. is indeed the full that promotes leads to religious growth. It ii not b; know in K only, bnt by loving and itoing, dint wo » in our preparationlbr tlu regions of peace. An earnest and pc thesacreil dutins of life, forms a viituoosvhnrnc ter, and doing fixes it i we have learned and mands of the Lord, and seeing tloir bearing ira with sincen purpose of truly adv .»iering love of hihits. When dilated ujpn the c live upon heart, to carry them into action, ishing ourselv afo enjoying "angels' food." Such correspondence of corn, to tr^hs, when of the e nour ■ with the c elevated to become purpose they heart, is the reason why it is referreito in the holy imagery, both of the Old and Nw Testa ment. "Ephraim is ns an heifer thaïs taught, and loveth to trend out the eorn; hul passed over her fair neck; I will make Eilruim to ride: Judah shall plough, and Jnoh shall a break his clods. in righteousnesureap i a Sow to yourselv mercy; brooku[iyourfallo« ground; Httst.mc seekthe Lord, till hocouio and vain rçbtcoos "— Hosen X. 11, 12. Ils mam hero referred to is miritual ililar in ness unto you. fest that the food. The prophet Isaiah gives ft ■when he addresses tho ChurcJ i "0 my threshing, and tho coi.of mj which I have heard oi tho mrd ot unto the stance of words, fl° or » hosts, the God of Israel, have I deehiv The Lord Jets to i. 10. you.'*—chfi). . doubtedly enployedtho same idea wlic,mint ing to tho Hello, as representing the cidition of a large portera of mankind : He sai. "Lift up your eyes, aid look are white alreftd; to harvest, reapeth receivctli wages, and gatberot Irait unto life eternal ; Hint botli he tint nveth and he that reapetli, nay rejoice tigcttr.' — John iv. 35, 36. He who reapeth Ins >rn ot heavenly goodness, docs indeed gatierituit to life eternal, ne rcceivethwages fill ordess liite. and the fields ; f< they And 1 that this join we May the fields igg; 0 let us hope that cultivate the practical \oaclings t tiie Divine Word. Let our spirits b.nrougt in meditation and prayer, often unift thoholy beams of the Sun of Bighteousnei, nmllicre warmed by His love, and brightest h- His wisdom, be blest l>y an ever-incrcaf, g Invest which brings everlasting wages. ' Before quitting the point of the sijji l>e of tluiti mo.-, im I.rl the every is poetic , let roe remind y portant fact, which is equally truo i growth, and in the growth of rcligi is gradual. It is "first (oi e vfigbblo l, tlit all io lade, t^e»ar." Ù ircc ii over ill do progress then the ear, and then the full corn Destruction may be sudden ; growtAi by little and little. To re\i j must be uj tion the sheaves of plenty, ing. We must steadily persevere, negligent will have n scanty l.arvelnl he who delays to begin uutil harvest lie, will harvest at all. However bit! it may to shake off our lethargy, 10 is have break be to mind, with sym , by allir hopes earth—fjhe laws our fallow ground, let of heaven, or happiness up the laws of the other—by all prospects of a happy home, of a Christian and a heaven-blessed life, not hesitate to send the ploughshare of honestdetermination t hrough thorns and thistles, and break up low ground. "lie that goeth and weepetli seed, shall doubtless c of the hearing preci again with rejoicing, bringing his shenves with him."—Ps. cj B ut c( vi. 6. before it is fit for human food, must ho brought to the mill, and ground ; and thi? operation i } especially connected with of grinding is the subject before us. Tho two-fold ; first the separation of the husk, and less nutritious portion, from the richer, interior substance of tho ; and secondly, the tritu ration and pulverizing, which reduces the grain to flour, and thus presents it fully pre . Both these pared for the sustenntion of essential services are done by the mill. In mill, and oient times, each family had its ground each day. composed of two circular, flat the upper, the other the lower. hole, in which a the flour for daily use The mill stones ; there In the upper wooden bandit? was fixed, by which it made to go round. The persons grinding sat to their work, and frequently when women (lid passed the it, there would he two, and handle round to the other, and sp tho work blessed Lord alludes i. To this when He says, at the end of the Church, meant by the end of the age, or world, "Two shall he grinding at the mill, the taken, and the other left."—Mat. These circumstances all guide us to the , corresponds life to which truth leads. The shall be civ. 41. rcspondence. Corn, wo have to the good ir virtues which views of religion open up to general re a harvest of graces ; but, not quite ready for daily principles, they . They require to be rationally investigated to he stripped of the forms in which them, and to be accommodated to wants and circumstances. - learned own This is one of the i. -In this works of tho rational faculty i respect it is a spiritual mill. The operation of jntal grinding is most interesting to contern endeav to obtain a definite plate. Let taught in the Divine Word the duty, and the right, of yielding ready and implicit obedience to the commands ot the Most High. This riew of it. Wo the law in Eden. It announced again Sinai, it w thundered and again to the Israelites. The flying words of|Mosea impressively hung upon this duty. hearts unto all id unto them, "Set y He this day, the words which I testify among y which ye shall command your children to ob ■e to do all the words of this law, for it is sc it is your in thing for y not a Tho whole history of the Jews i ife. ftuplificntion of this truth. W hen they ,'ell with them; when they obedient all went **\iu aisuheaioMt Uieir go iiy'drfeat, distress, captivity, slavery and de The Psalmist sung the blessedness striction. of dieying the law. The prophets announced based upon a faithful •o with the divine commandments; thatall future glory w comlli as nl. past loss had resulted from past derelic tion. "Oh that thou hudst hearkened to my •ould thy peace have commimlmcnts, the been ns a river, und thy righteousness waves bf the sen." When Divine Father , He not only HiniseU tabernacled amongst proclsincil that he who broke the least , would be c mandaient, and taught sidered tie least in the kingdom of God, but ,'ery particular His •I made it honorable. If He, God ight not break it, but must fulfil » must we. If He fulfihed i incarnate, all rightootsncsH, would cn|o> into life, tve must kocji tho to give power to do ,er present to the seeking soul, for miindmeiits. He it. He i the samt the Word with trine in evetv page, pray over it. It grows up within and history, fiom precept and prophecy. nderstanding of it. Then r. If gvacious purpose, single eye, we learn this doc We ponder ov ii. from story We obtain a cloir , the determination, if we «•ill Anil to ilo it. We Lave then got "the full ]> But obedience with us has • different ipplicution from that which it how iu the a very had it *3, We need yet to dent to apply this general principle to cumstnnees. We are merchants, tradesmen, • engaged, it may be, in the workmen. W warehouse, at the counter, i are engaged in factories, or 'in land carriage We are possibly men of letters, the shop. We j seamen, or engaged in medical the ministry. We citizens, subjects, < gentler sisters, mistresses obedience to God'; or legal pursuits, or in fathers, brothers, friends, We are of the governors. mothers, wives, j, or servants. What does s commandments require of case, aud perhaps : us? Ilow is it to be amdied to our in our circumstances? Wo must set till mill to work to bring this sacred duty of daily operations of life, and to flour, which will serve obedience to thus reduce the lor daily bread. It is the same with faith in the Lord. We taught by patriarchs who lived and died ... faith, that trust in the mercy and support of the (lod of love is the sure foundation of solid virtue and real comfert. This lesson is tllus tra.ed by the triumphant esample of seer and «age. In the deepest want, in the deepest sor tl.e trustful, help ever came. Nutempt atlon was suffered to be so great, that loving failli could not eome outof it unscathed and pu Anil when, through tho perversity and icked are rifled. • v of ages, the cup of human w became full, and no help but that of Jc flesh would suffice to seek and to lost, but now cried forde ras not denied. The Father IIis human ness hovali in the save those who were liverance, oven that w appeared in the Son. Jehovah, 1 ity, brought his omnipotence to boor. his fallen children, conquered hell io. rn gloried hands took pos of hell and rcscu his them, and i session forever ot death. Thus fullest assurance oi in the inspired Word. re admit it, of the key is the broad lesson for the faith taught and impressed We learn it, upon understand it, it; but our circumstances from those of bygone days, exercise it in outward persecution danger. Onr trials are of a less showy krad, equally real. We fear, we shall not i business if we do justly. We fear, overweening anxious, we shall We fear that : seek to act upon widely different We have not to violent he is but, to U( succeed i unless succeed in the*world's race. not take care suf wlll no He tvho look earo of fklently of those who itre to follow we overload body and to provide for a long to caunot overcome our selfishness, our fretfulness scarcely try. We fear it i will wait for a ind with double work* row. We fiyir r sinfulness, peevishness, and tobegi •e suitable opportu age, in sickness, in retirement, iu opposi to the divine lessons of trust in God. How shall we bring them to hear? We must employ mental mill, and thus prepare it. The Lord and nity—i change of circumstances. Such to He lives, and i to •n of old. All power is His in heaven and infinitely. All things d under His control, earth, and he loves » really in His hands and only apparently in those oi Ilia creatures. He who conquered all the powers of darkness can surely conquer the few who infest us.— He to whom the combined pow harm, but who bruised the whole of sin could really do serpent's head, c . C •ly bruise it i reason together. He says, scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they he red like wool." When the ra -, and let though your si he crimson, they shall he tional faculty is thus employed, the good pur poses which the teachings of the Word in states, and we feed adapted to spire upon them. Our spiritual mill dt priate work. In fact every v Word a fiords it full employ, when the hallowed teaching to its operation. For ly, we must of heaven, and its appro in the Holy we submit not to learn the letter uncover the husk of the enter into its spirit and life. Never w delusive fallacy than that which has taught to trust in a mysterious religion, not understood. " When any the Word heareth the Word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then corneth the wicked away that which was is he which received seed by the way side."— The Word not understood is like , and catcheth •n in his heart. This ndi ground, or bread, unmasticated, nourishment. The liglJ ■ho makes gested. It affords of heav cannot illuminate attempt to open his eyes. More light, ," should be the rould the light; "open thou mine ey prayer of every mind. * Then, , " when the knowledge of the Lord the waterjeovers tho time ct would rer the earth To know and understand the truth, that may love and practice it ; this is the spirit in which to read and hear the Word. The wis understand enters into the mind, the « The wisdom entrance of thy words givetli light, it giveth understanding unto the simple."—Ps.cxix. 130. The entrance of thy words giveth light. The words which remain in the memory, and do not enter the intellect, leave us, and have left the • love enters into the heart. a «ntl t Nvorltl, unottllg of the rational faculty, then May we But the mill The grand a spiritual mill is evident. • barter it surrender it, had two stones, ray* upper and a nether mill stone. Stones represent truths of doctrine, especial ly in relation to the firmness they afford ns a faith. defensive wall to constantly employed foundation', and In this sense stones in the Word. "Therefore, thus saith the Lord* Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone» founda a tried stone, a precious stone, tion ; he that bcliovctb shall not make haste.'' iii. 16. No doubt the foundation the founttation truth, that Jesus Savior and Re -Isa. stone means was Jehovah Himself, deenier. He that bolieveth this shall not refuge to another, in the (lay hasten from of danger. His soul shall be satisfied with the presence, and with the loving protection, of He who believth shall not make God with haste. The Lord Jesus finished His Sermon of the correspondence "Therefore, whosoever heareth these the Mount with the same ofstono. sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock ; and the in descended, and the and the wind blew, and heat upon founded floods that house, and it fell uot, for it w a rock."—Mat. vii. 24, 25. The rock is evidently, the truth everywhere present in the Lord's words. This truth is arrived nt, by faithful anil diligent investigation, lienee, in rritten, "Whosoever corneth to Luke, it i and hoaroth my sayings, nud doeth them, I to whom he is like ; lie is like a will show y who built a house, and digged deep, and laid tho foundation upon ft rock. How im portant. it is to dig deep, and not to make a surface examination only of divine truth. 1 he richest jewels lie the deepest. The more iute investigate, tho brighter will be our riorily reward, and the surer will he Our foundation. The truth that God had really come to save men was the stone which the builders rejected, (Luke but which became the head of the cor .17.) When the Gentiles had received the truths of the Christian religion, the apostle Peter calls them "lively stones, built into a spiritual bouse."—1 Peter ii. 5. When the Lord made the divine promise, "To him that eat of the hidden overcometh will I givo manna, and will give him a ivhite stone, and written, wlpch in the stone man knowetli, saving lie that receiveth it," he obviously meant that pure truth parted to tiie man who overcame his evils with a peculiar lustre, elenrncss, and power, which could only ho fully appreciated by its happy possessor. Tho twelve stones, which should fie the foundations of the Now Jerusalem, mean all the grand truths of love, faith, amt obe which that Church would lie would be i dience, upon erected in the soul. The of. stone deuce. Stones for a founda tho express , 'hielt religion is defended ; und cemented together by love, fest the lion, and stones for a wall, symbols of those truths upon i'll ich it i ■ : < ■ i ' founded, and by when these they form a spiritual wall through which neither break. rils nor er The two stones of which the mill consists represent, the two grand truths into whole Word divides itself; those which teach . The upper stone ,-hich the God, and love to love is the symbol of the first and great command ment. Our Lord refers to this when answer ing the question, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou Blialt lote the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and all thy mind. This is the first and great ■ it, dment. And the second is like Thou shnlt love thy neighbor ns thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."—Mat. 30—38. The two tables of stone upon which the ten commandments, the first and the essential principles ol all the divine Word, were written, were intended to represent the same two-fold division of all heavenly lessons. The mill, then, with its two stones, represents the rational faculty when it is furnished with these two grand truths. With these two uni versal principles it can do, and is intended to do the utmost service to man. Everything that enters the mind should be submitted to its inspection and action. Whatever is taught in relation to God, which is inconsistent with love to God and love to I , should be reject is in harmony with both should All that love would do, God will ed ; whatevc be received. do, for God Î9 love ; all that love would reject, God will reject, for God is love. So in rela tion to . Our duty in all things i conduct by the great law, "Whntso should do to you, to them, for this is the law and the prophets."—Mat. vi. 12. If the teaching which we hear and the lessons which we read re would do that do ye eve in harmony with this, then will our spirit ual mill prepare them for practice. It bring them into operation on the exchange, in the market, at home, and at work. By this shall we know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. Such is the spiritual mill, and such its ope ration. What a wide field of use it has; and how essential is that use! To try, to sift, to discriminate, to investigate, to adapt all that we learn, so that fallacy and may be rejected, and only wliat is really ducive to salvation and blessing be retained. "What is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord." appearance With this view of the important objects and indispensable character of the millstones, in their correspondence, we shall he prepared in spiritual light the reason of the shall take the to 'No mand in ( nether, or he taketli text. the upper millstone to pledge : for 's life to pledge." Of course, in its literal application to the It soenred to poor, the means of preparing the food essential to life and health. This Jews, this was a merciful law. , how ill ,'er to be interfered with. Another law for his present cured to the poor cessities, and this the mill to grind it. shall take tho nether "No upper millstone 'a life to pledge." to pledge : for he taketli a But of how much higher significance docs this relation divine law bocoine, when we spiritual life?—when we he Mit iu this respect, that tho divine announce should he deprived of the fr ■ of his rea iMl either the neighbor as the love of the ivtth all the truth, that we should love ourselves, the nether stone ; Lord, the supremely loveable, heart. To retain these two grand laws, and t compare and harmonize all taught, ns true, with them, this is To take a thing in pledge is to deprive of its other need for a them, to iii. . possession, for to supply time. There curious and interesting this regulations respecting pledges i chapter. Some things might be pledged, as, for instance, a garment. The person taking the pledge must not go into the pledger's house to fetch it out; the The pledge must he returned before the went down- Thcso regulations have an im portant spiritual relation to in these, chiefly, their divim 's profession of religion, his spiritual garment, may bo placod in abeyance, if he find higher spiritual good. secure rncr must bring it out. inner life, and worth consists. \ it necessary for He may forego for a time the form, the substance. This the person himself may do externally, but his inmost affections must be untouched. We must not go into the house for the pledge. He must have it returned, at least when tbd goeth down. When states , it must of spiritual cold and obscurity come be returned to him. When all is bright and cheerful with us, a vivid possession of y be spared ; but when trial indispensable. doc trinal views they comes in life, we' wh : but u c«nk cie encu flxetl wltl noblo anchor. pouil We must have, then, iu time of obscurity, of 'religious convic cold, and of sorrow, all tions strongly wrapt around us, and feel thus the succor it is divinely intended they should they that mourn, for they • Blessed give. shall be comforted." But the millstones must not be parted with at any time, nor on any 's life to pledge.— dition; it is taking ft The rational faculty, and its two grand essen parieu With, nor principles, be placed in abeyance. Oh 1 that this great truth, that we ought nev to suspend, never to place in abeyance, never of this grand principl tp forego the rational faculty, were engraven In this sublime portion of our nature, tbe es sential means of manhood reside. He will never become a man who never tboughttully dares to reason for himself; who never strives to penctrato the appearances of things, and with a single eye divine realities. Here-is the judgment-seat for each mind. Here sits the porter of the castle ot Mansoul, whose husi d to rery lioart. challenge every comer, that none enter but friends of its Lord, being he becomes who fears to IIow 0 this poor glorious capability, let degenerate millions swer. He 1ms not the fixed instincts of brutes; and their obedience to the laws of their order» and while he is born with debased affections, i tli is grand means of rising for spirituni slavery, the free. Without that is he does not ever higher. Born i truth alono mftke from ;e cannot free ourselv and prejudices, much less from the domi . Without that, we pas nation of other not rise to the freedom of n citizen of lichen . Let then things, not millstone; it is your life. We take yc the upper mill But neither the lower stone must be taken. The two grand essen tial truths, upon which all others hang, must neither of them be giv in harmony with them ought not to be receiv Whatever is unworthy of our love to God, , should a source of up. Whatever i9 not ed. love to : whatever would lessen be rejected at once. How great levation should we constantly have, if, in all hearing and rending, we should bring spiritual corn to the mill, furnished with these spiritual stones ! Let us notice their operation. We are reading the history of Israel. We learn how God selected them to be his people; how he brought them through great dangers, deliv ered them in a thousand straits, gave them pe culiar laws, drove out and subdued their possessors of C blest them with safety and abundance as they were obedient; themselv how shall I rationally understand this ? not conceive the Lord of all , and long that they supposed the favorites of heaven. But, ies, the previ have favorites make especial selections, love with all my heart a being who love for itself would have to he capricious, I could partial,—that had not the others ns for me. lieav charms for me if I were placed there by fa voritism, by a partial will, which rejected and demnod others who were equally deserving of it, and prepared to enjoy it, with myself.— Much rather would I say with the apostle, "1 would he ae he to ly, r brethren, if they •sed for might he saved." The partial view will not agree with supreme love to God, nor love to . But what, if the Israelites were selected for the sake of others, that they might repre sent those who were Israelites indeed, who arc Jews inwardly, owning allegiance to the great Saviour, the divine King of the Jews. What if these laws are spiritually to be understood, and thus become universal ones, true of every nation and every age ? Wlmt if their enemies ils, which must he cast out, for us to he prepared for ha])piness ? What if expressive symbol of ,'erc typos of their heaven? Strip off the husks of the divine teaching, its temporal covering, its letter, and find the fine flour within, the lessons of goodness in strictest harmony with love to God, and charity to man. Nay, your love will, with every lesson, rise higher. You will* he satisfied with honey from tho rock, and be fed with the finest of the wheat, Ps. lxxxi. 16. Take the character and history of David as ntry was then y the subject, and the hearing of it in the letter of the Word is certainly not to select him ns tfhe example of gentleness, of chastity, or of mercy. He was fierce and cruel to his enemies, and revenged at the last hour of' his lite. It would not increase our love to God to consider him as an individual person, heart. It certainly would not illustrate love to our neighbor for us to net in like manner. But let us remove the husk, and get to the interior of the lesson. Let us regard David ns a type, but not a pat tern. Let us regard him as representing the Lord Jesus Christ, the divine King of the spir itual Jews in nil nges. The victories of David» as the shadows of the victories of tiie Redeem ing God over infernal powers, those conflicts nplia l»y which he saw of the travail of his soul nud was satisfied. Let us think of :h as (p lead is after God'« go .nul tri y him also as representing in a more particular application of his history, each Christian as he seeks to follow hi3 divine leader ii the re in generation, and then the foes, which demned and rooted out persons,, but wicked principles. The charge to Solomon to put the foe to death whom David himself could not himself dostroy, declares the desire of the soul, that the last vestige of interior evil, should be extirpated when it enters upon the possession of higher principles, though it is unable to do it be obtained, when the rational faculty really seeks it. Thus r. Thus y spiritual food obtain bread to eat that tho world knows not of. But what a field for such a spiritual supply is the life of our adorable Lord. His birth, his journeys, his miracles, his sayings, his death, his resurrection, and his ascension, high above the heavens, all are fraught with wisdom for contemplation, and for life. He must be horn in us, he must walk in us, he must calm stormy sea, open our blind eyes, strength ithered forms, and enable jis to walk in the path of his Divine commandments. He will live and die in us, for we shall find evil principles unmasked iu our fallen nature, which will reject and deny the Lord, but he will rise again, and draw all things unto himself. So shall we find that his works, like his words, spirits and they Thus shall we find tho corn of lieav of nutritious food, when it has been adapted for nourishment by the spiritual mill; hut wo must never suffer either the nether or the up per stone to be taken in pledge, for it is in that 's life which is taken in pledge.— to life. John vi. 63. full Our principles of reasoning and comparison, must always be the two grand laws. We have already noticed the remarkable Lord, that at the end of the dis tlien founding, " ïhere should should saying by pensation He w be two women grinding at the mill; spirit the letter, have not remember that the Lord's words and life, but who hang only been much perplexed with this passage. They have wondered why the obscure employment of two such women should have been selected tho world speaker; and,i by the Divi with all its fields and mills should he burnt up where the rejected woman should be left.— When, however, we regard working at the mill in its spiritual bearing, and the two wo the symbols of the two classes of per Church at its end, we sons to be found i can hardly fail to be Instructed and edified.— There tiiose in a fallen church who d goodnoss, who of truth genuine lov when false doctrines prevail, sigh like Mary» and say, "They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him." Such earnestly desire to see and practise the truth. ,'onian, like tiie kings daughter, nil 11. Those investi They glorious within, Ps. xlv. gate, as best they c , the truths of the Divine d, though with much difficulty, they their souls. Others, there are, Word, obtain food I* who though in the field of the Church, have They love genuine regard for truth at all. themselves, their pleasures, their passions, their power, and their conceits. They labor only to retain their pelf, place and position, in all they do. They labor at their mill, they learn and investigate, bnt only to support their , and evil ends, not to receive false vi support the truth. Both these classes the field, both o in grinding at the mill, but one d the other left. One class rill he taken be taken into the holy city of the Church hereafteii here, and into the glories of lieav but the other, not. The diflerence of the two classée*, though scarcely discernible to out , since all appear in' externals alike, st manifest to the searcher of hearts, and doubt the chief i urd vi rnrd reason why the class readily receive the truth, the other obstinately resist it. "This is the condemna tion that light i into the world; but love darkness rather than light, because their deeds • evil. He that doeth the- truth com eth to the light, that his deeds may he made manifest, that they Finally,let wrought in God. earnestly|impress upon you all, the importance of using the mill. There i possihilty of true manhood beingattuined with out a conscientious of reason i »reiving the things of God. Have the gloric ithi ploying •y has blest trust that leads v fear ii faculties divine The st to he confident that y your hands to work and y cause the God of Love and Wisdom has giv them t i right in employing feet to walk, he you; and they must have been give to he used, should lend y confidently to to apprehend, to comprehend, und to hold the truth. Fear nothing, only be diligent and sincere. Oh, if thi had been constantly maintained, how* different would have been the lot of millions in the past, and at the present day. What is the outcry against reason, of the priests of mysterious fol ly, but a breach of the Divine Law before as. ■ X •red liberty "Y simple people, you attempt to reason. Don't to go wrong if rill sink into heresy You must not think for yourself, what to think. Y discover truth, although God gave them to you for that purpose, but we can discover truth for ourselv into infidelity.— tell y too weak to and you too." Alas, for such preposterous folly. These blind leaders of the blind cause both to fall into the ditch. Oh! that rould rise manfully to the dig nity of their high character, as rational and im mortaLbeings capable of receiving the truth» judging of it, loving it, and making it their own by practice. Reject every attempt to place this heavenly mill in pledge, for it is real manhood, life, that is wished to he taken, when we arfftold to forego the of reason. Above all, let ever, in good condition, the nether and the upper stones. Let is inconsistent with love to spiritual nether mill-stone. L sentiments, for this small party who think with us, gain well that r mill has instruction that r neighbor, the sectarian idea that heave s made just that Loi assent. of love and virtue, of every name,assured that "of such is the kingd Far he it from of heaven." to let the upper millstone go into pledge. Let us unceasingly try every sentiment proposed to us, as true, by the great God above all things, cry doctrinal view which would lead supreme law of love Rejee egard Him angry, vindictive, unmer y eiful, partial, changeable, the other hand, everything that illustrates his infinite love and imperfect. But, ■crything that shows him to be long-suflering, and plenteous in goodness and truth; everything that displays his matchless beauty, and the order of His al mighty p fection ; everything that exhibits His per s our Creator, His pity and compas Redcemer, His tender Friend and Father, His excellencies without limit, and his unceasing acts of kindness to at tract to he happy, to bless angels, and abode of unlimited joy, and cherish. Always, let assured, "the Lord is good to all, and His ten der mercies make tho that welcc rest » over all his works." Tiie Close of Life. —Albert Barnes, in his Life at Threescore, illustrates the magnitude of eternal things ns he approaches tho end of life, compared with those which or dinarily occupy the attention of mankind, by the following' figure : sermon Tho earth ns it moves in its orbit from year to year, maintains its distance* of ninety-five million of miles from the d the through a hazy atmosphere, at its setting, seems at all times to magnitude—to*humnn vi object always small, as compared with world. But suppose the earth should leave its orbit, and makes its way in a direct line towards would the cept when its rising be of the How the ! to large in its dimension ! How vast and bright would it become! How would it fill the whole field of vision, and all die to nothing ! So human life . In earlier y i the earth dwin r appears to eternity appeared distant and small in importance. ; But at the period of life which I have now reached, it seems to me if the earth had left tho orbit of its annual making a rapid and di vcment, and w< rect light to the Tho objooto of otemitj towards which I .'ing rapidly enlarge themselves. They fill , und the earth, with the whole field of visi all which is the common object of human bition aud pursuit, i9 vanishing away. SquinK W's. Mistake.—A correspondent of the Mobile Tribune tells the following: Old Squire W. is an honest, jovial soul, with a few religious scruples—fond of a hearty laugh or a good joke nt the time. He relates the followng on himself "One night, boys, l had a very strange dream. A long ladder, like Jacob's reached from the ground toward the good place, and it w this ladder that I went up. When 1 reached eigl't feet the last round and th&ce within and catch actual occurrence: tiie top I found a space of sev intervening betw lestial gate. I could glimpses of the fine things inside. Peter stood at the entrance; he leaned over, reached out to make a big jump. of the d—dest fails id told his lmiul, did jump, hoys, and got •or heard of—for 1 found myself sprawl the floor, having jumped out ot bed while ' ing jump i I was trying Young ladies should remember that oranges very apt to be prized after being squeez ed a number of times. I frequently do, upon the When I reflect, felicity 1 have enjoyed, I sometimes say self that, w , I would again, from beginning to end, the offer made to engage to tho same career of life. All I should ask would author, to correct, in be the privilege of second edition, certain errors of the first.— fVanklin. TERMS. 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We read Chiropodist in the Illiad, the oldest of all poems. All this proves that corns, like news papers and vaccinations, arc modern inventions* The first leather boot probably led to the first —the first bunion—the first swearing at sandals or other bunion, while it is mention made of the feet. Bnt, notwithstanding c , they f • found in all parts of the Old and New World. They are to be met with in the palace of-the king and in the cabin of the plowman.—* They are found in London, Paris and New York. They flourish on the Thames, grow luxuriantly the Hudson, and yield magnificontly on the Mississippi. In the Tailleries they are swdrn at by the Emperor. In the army they sworn at by the soldiers. It is to late philosopher traced the alarming fact that blasphemy has increased a thousand per cent.» in a few centuries. This shows that corns not only affect the comfort, but tho morals of a people. Dr. Smith of London, thinks it utterly impossible for any man who Is much troubled with corns to ever reach Paradise. All this being true, it follows as a matter of course that the man who eradicates corns from the munity is a great moral agent—a being who deserves the thanks of every person who wish es a reformation worked in the blasphemer. a late pro became universal. They that a Is Religion Beautiful. —Always 1 In the child, the maiden, the wife, tho mother, reli gion shine9 with a holy benignant beauty of its own, which nothing Never yet the steady faith of piety. Beauty, intellect, wealth! they brightest day, unless religion throws her soft beams around them to purify and exalt, mak ing twice glorious that which seemed all love liness before. Religion i9 very beautiful, in health or sick poverty. W ter the sick chamber of the good hut soft music seems to float their song is, "Lo, p Could we look in the thousands of families to-day where discontent fights sullenly with should find the chief cause of unhap piness want of religion in woman. O, religionl benignant majesty ! high sittest, glorious and exalted. Is religion beautiful ? We answer, all is desolation and deformity where religion is not. h female character perfect without all like pitfalls, dark in the in wealth never the air; and the burden of is here." thy throne thou Sflittinu Diffehence.— A young of the Southern States, after gentleman, i a long and arduous courtship, found himself, one bright evening, the betrothed ot a pretty girl, the very pink of modesty. On a certain occasion, he wft9 about to tako bis departure, and after lingering about the door for time in a fidget of anxiety, he declared aud prompted to Miss Nancy, that he couldn't and wouldn't leave until she had kissed him. Of course Miss Nancy turned beautifully red, and protested in turn that she could not and would not do that—she never had done such a thing, and never would until she was married— ft- he had it. The altercation and debate be deep and exciting until the betrothed buffed outright, and declared if he couldn't kiss her, he wouldn't have her; and was march ing oil'. She watched him to the gate, andsaW "the fat was in the fire," unless something wag done. "Come back, then," said she, coaxing ly, "I'll split the difference with you—you may squeeze my hand !" Time. —"Not yet," said a little 3 busy with his trap and ball; groiv older I will think about my Now he boy, as "when soul." The little boy grew to he a young "Not yet," said the young about to enter into trade; when I see my busi ness prosper, then I shall have more time than » "I now Business did prosper. "Not yet," said tho man of business; "my children must have my settled in life, I shall he better able to attend to religion." He lived to he a grey-headed old mao. "Not yet," still he cried; "I shall from trade, and then I shall have nothing to do but to read and pray." And ooon lie died; he put off to another time what should have been done when a child.— He lived without God and he died without hope.— Observer. ; when they ara ; itin Mike Carl apprentice hoy, who had uot pleas iu for a chas day ed his employ tisement, during which his master exclaimed! "how long will y boy replied, indenture will be out in three months." serve the devil?" The know best sir; I believe my "Y "I do not think, nmdain, that any man of the conduct,'* least sense would approve of y indignant husband. "8ir," said his you judge what any said better half, "how of the least sense would do?" Wo Bleep, but the loom of lifej never stops; weaving when tb» reaving when it comes up and the pattern which w went down, i to-morrow. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs knoweth from tlu* soul, and the heart of fragrant. none A debating club in Worcester, lately discus sed the important question "whether a roos ter's knowledge of day-break is tho result of instinct." A man recently got married in Kentucky day, and hung himself the next, wanted to try all the varieties of nooses, to which he liked best. Scott says that "every his lights and shades.'' about the shades, but there i observation No doubt he that lives has not so certain » liver without We lights.