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arms of "the people" will bear them up and Complaint on this point is sure to cease among along, often in real triumph, and almost always us-our leading men may well even now cease with better success and better support, too, than to utter it. they could find elsewhere in the Christian field. There is another inducement for such men But enough on this subject.

among us, viz., the peculiar opportunities which To men of superior talent, Methodism offers Methodism affords for the appreciation of real an open and, I think, a special field. It pre- talent. I referred to this point in my second sents a three-fold inducement to such.

letter; but I wish to enphasize it here, esFirst, its rapid growth, in both numbers and pecially as it is related to a feature of our influence, has created a larger demand for systemthe Itinerancy-which some men among talent than now exists in any other denomina- ourselves have pronounced adverse to men of tion. Within twenty years what development talent. Our pastorate is common to the whole has Methodism undergone in these respects ! Church, or, at least, to each conference. Every Our city chapels, as remarked in my last letter, man within the conference limits is virtually have been generally renovated within that and habitually a candidate for any of its apperiod, and the social standing of a very con- pointments. The eyes of all the individual siderable portion of our members has been quite Churches are upon the whole ministerial body, visibly changed. In the larger communities, in view of their future supply. A man of real and not only there, but everywhere, talent is talent cannot fail, sooner or later, to be ascercalled for-not merely natural but cultivated, tained under such a searching inspection. Our educated talent, as I have said. The fact is, the frequent changes, varying, at intervals, his posiprogress of social change and intelligence among tion, give him the fairest opportunity of exour people has somewhat out-sped that of edu- perimenting his powers. If they find not a cation in the ministry; and while in the more congenial sphere in one place, the opportunity thoroughly educated ministries of other Churches is soon afforded for their trial in another. men of high attainments often struggle through Now it would seem impossible for a man of delays and hard competitions before securing genuine abilities to be long unnoticed or unapsuitable spheres of employment, among us preciated in such circumstances, and it is so. such are burdened, as I have shown, with too No man of such talents has a right to complain heavy a pressure of labor and promotion. No within the pale of Methodism. But are there people, in fine, show a greater avidity for pulpit not men of education-of mind-among us who ability, none welcome more heartily men of do not eminently succeed? Yes, there are. talent, or forbear more leniently with the pre- We admit the fact promptly, and we sympathize emptions usually claimed by genius, than our deeply with such brethren; but we must be own, especially in the cities.

allowed frankly to say that the fault is not in But do they pay them as well ? That is a the Church-its system or its people—but in paramount question with a certain class but themselres. Education gives not always popuseldom or never with men of elevated talent; lar ability, and we shall be sure to learn, as the still it is an important one, for genius itself ministry advances in literary culture, that cannot

there may be educated mediocrity and educated “Feed on the contentment of its own good thoughts,

inferiority as well as educated superiority. And feast itself with its own self-delight.”

Education is an untold blessing; but it will not persevere in doing thus, and it cannot be long therefore, a few minutes longer. There are before they will find that their literary abilities, peculiar trials in it, some of them very severe; instead of being incumbrances, are available but may it not be said that most of them and powerful resources. The people will recog- are such as must strengthen the personal virnize them as such; for the people, however un- tue as they enhance the self-sacrifice of the eultivated themselves, have an instinctive re- devoted laborer ? Is his lot cast among the cognition of genuine talent, whenever it is not masses—the poor, the ignorant-more than it absurdly applied.

guarantee success against original stolidity, or I have spoken on the question of ministerial against self-indulged mannerisms or habits support among us in my last letter, and which are incompatible with success in the made out a very bad general showing; but re- ministry. If a man's education leads him into specting the particular class of preachers now habits of metaphysical study or metaphysical referred to, that showing must be much quali- preaching, which are above the popular taste fied. Our people are disposed to pay them and the popular need, he must blame himself wellnot extravagantly, nor yet equally with for his failure. If it makes him a recluse, a other and more competent sects: for how could poor pastor, or a dull speaker, it so far opposes this be expected ? But they generally give his success, and he alone is to blame. There them not only a hearty welcome, and an open are few such men among us who would not and ample field, but a good support; and, con- suffer equally in almost any other Church. Let sidering the comparative recency and struggles them remember that the truly great man is he of the Church, its improvement in this respect who makes most available his actual resources is altogether honorable. Whatever may have - who most fulfills the demands of the position been the first pecuniary disadvantages of men wherein God has placed him. It is altogether of talent among us, no young man need now folly for a public man to assume that, in conhesitate on this account to commit himself and sideration of his talents, however unavailable, his family to our cause. Our Churches, espe- the public is to forbear with, and even compencially our city Churches, will very soon rank sate, his ineffectiveness. As well might the fairly by the side of other leading denomina- miser expect returns of interest for his unintions, in fiscal resources and generous provisions vested, his hidden capital. for their pastors. They never will, we hope, Let such men apply themselves more earnestly ape the opulent ostentation of some American to the practical work of their office-let them, Churches among the " upper ten thousand," in for the sake of the poor and ignorant among constituting their pastors, by extravagant sal- their people, lay aside somewhat the fastidiousaries, ecclesiastical aristocrats, that they may ness of their literary tastes-let them cultivate take fashionable rank

among other

parvenut a good, hearty, popular manner, such as their aristocrats; but they will give them the support common-sense tells them should be used in which befits cultivated, liberal, and able men. addressing any popular audience -- let them

might be in another sect? It is a condition The advantages which our Church affords for which his Master and the apostles coveted; the appreciation of men of talent are, then, we and where, if he is seeking the development of think, quite peculiar, notwithstanding such ex- his own religious character, and the salvation ceptional cases. A man of effective ability of others, could he better place himself? Does cannot stand out before the whole conference a he sacrifice all motives of pecuniary gain in virtual candidate for each or any of its appoint- this ministration to the poor? How can the ments-he cannot be experimented in new fact fail to ennoble his character, and give spheres, every two years, without sooner or heroism to his life? Is he called upon to raise later attaining his right valuation among the up intellectually and socially, as well as morally, people. No other Church approaches ours in classes which can reciprocate none or few of this respect. Among others, a young man must his own social or intellectual tastes ? Great as is often wait, as I have shown, a long time for a the privation, yet even in this respect he shall vacancy to occur in which he may begin his nd true the words of his Lord, that “it is career; and if it should be an inadequate one, more blessed to give than to receive;" and into he must nevertheless abide in it till other con- whatever scenes of want, or ignorance, or vice, tingencies give him the opportunity of present his lowly walks of usefulness may lead him, ing his claims more largely before the denomi- he will carry with him the strengthening and nation, whiereas our system is perpetually sum- exalting consciousness that he is in the footmoning talent forward and still forward to the steps of the noblest teachers and reformers of fullest recognition of the people.

mankind-the shining tracks of Him who was I have said that Methodism presents a third the “ friend of publicans and sinners." What is inducement to such men: it is the special his mission? Is it to enjoy indolent repose in usefulnces which superior talent may realize å snug parsonage, to luxuriate at the social within our pale. Are the intellectual character boards of wealthy parishioners, or act the “wit" and social status of our people not yet fully up in literary re-unions, or is it to overcome the to those of other leading sects ? Then does world himself, and rescue others from its Methodism need, more than the latter, the moral wreck? If the latter, then are these labors of intellectual men, and will afford trials among the best conditions of his success. them alike an ampler field and an ampler re- The habitual consciousness of such self-denial; ward of success. I have referred to this fact or even self-sacrifice, should it, indeed, be the (which I admit with due qualification) as a latter, must be consecrating to the spirit of a reason for the success of men of mediocrity devoted man. He will triumph over the world, among us. There is no contradiction in my logic, he will endure as seeing Him that is invisible, though I now apply it to another class, for it is he will inevitably become the morally strong applicable to both, owing to the progressive man, and a life spent and closed under such movement of the masses of Methodism in a circumstances will be reviewed from the dying social respect-a movement which peculiarly bed and the thrones of heaven with grateful demands talents graduated to its different social joy. degrees. Where, to a truly devoted man of These are not rhetorical common-places; talent, can a more inviting field be found than there are not a few such privations yet conwithin our limits? It is white unto the harvest. nected with the public labors of our Church. We are now precisely in the best condition, re- They have still a peculiar severity among us. corded by our history, for such laborers. The in- The subject admits, however, of some qualificafluence of our numerous literary institutions, our tion. There is a law in our nature, a good law, innumerable and intelligent youth, the social im- which, while it bows in humble recognition of provement of our families, have advanced the the providence of God to such a discipline, still Church to a position where, shall I not say, its prompts us ever to ameliorate it. The effort to loudest present demand is for ministerial im- ameliorate it is a part of that discipline. Its provement? The educated and devoted pastor, severity, were it immitigable, might be an evil who avails himself of this demand, cannot fail rather than a blessing. In our Church it has to be either appreciated or useful. If he has much improved, as I have shown; and the exthe spirit of his Master and the apostles, he treme severity which is sometimes attributed will look upon the field as eligible, because of to it, and deemed by some an insurmountable the very conditions which render it necessitous. objection, is much exaggerated.

We retain He will want to work in it, because there is so enough of it to still give the ennobling sense much work to be done, and so many facilities of self-denial, but not so much as to impose for doing it.

the amount of suffering to ourselves and our Such, then, are some of the qualifications families, which is sometimes alleged. I have which I would add to my former letter, in re- shown that Methodism has improved rapidly spect to the advantages of both educated and in its financial interests, notwithstanding its uneducated men in our ministry.

existing deficiencies. There is no comparison The opportunity is so favorable for some fur- between the salaries of its preachers fifty years ther remarks on the peculiar trials of our min- ago and to-day. An account of the New-Enistry, that I cannot let it slip. Indulge me, gland Conference for 1800 says :

"Down to 1800, the receipts of each member were re- disadvantage may have resulted from this ported at the conference, and, after deducting his quar- change, its conveniences to the laborer are terase,' the surplus went toward equalizing as far as possible the deficit of his fellow-laborers. Even private

great. He has more leisure for study-he is not presents, whether in clothing or money, were required absent from his family-he can avail himself to be reported and estimated in the apportionment. of local means of improvement. If the growth These self-sacrificing men were as one family in those

of these “stationed” appointments continues a days of privation, and what little they had, they had in common; a fact which is as noble an illustration of their few years longer, as it has been a few years character as it is a painful proof of their sufferings. At past, they will compare well with the parish the General Conference of 1800, this rule was altered

accommodations of the oldest denominations in so far as to exempt private donations from the estimate.

the land, Ilitherto the allowance' had been $61, besides traveling expenses; but the same General Conference raised Almost the only " Itinerancy" that romains it to $50, and allowed an equal amount for the wife or

among us is the biennial changes of the miniswidow of the preacher, as also $16 for each child un

try, and these, by the territorial diminution of der seven years, and $24 for each over seven and under fourteen--no provision being made for children after the

the conferences, and the modern means of conlatter age.* As the General Conference at which these veyance,

have lost their most formidable inconamendments were mado bad just been held, we sup

veniences. There are advantages also to the pose the allowances reported at the present conferenco were rated according to the old rule. Hardly more than

preacher himself in these changes, as we hare one-half of the members present had received the pit- scen—advantages in respect to his popularity, tance of $64. George Pickering's receipts amounted

his pulpit resources, and the renewal of his to *47; Joseph Snellings, $39; Joshua (now. Biskop energies, which should render them, as a general Soule's, $55; Jolin Merrick's, $42; John Jones's, $31.

"Some of the members were not only deficient in rule, decidedly desirable. their quarterage, but in their allowance for traveling

While, then, we admit that there are still expenses. Joshua Hall's aggregate deficit was $61;

demands of self-denial upon those who would Joseph Snelling's, $74; John Merrick's, $21,--no small proportion of their whole allowance. A considerable enter our ministry, we contend that they are amount was eked out of subscriptions and donations, not of such an extreme character as to form an 80 that the aggregate deficit was reduced to $72 25.

insurmountable objection to the young canThese items are not without historical significance. "Such were the mon of our ministry a half-century

didate, who, while he justly wishes a comfortaago, and such their pecuniary reward. The receipts for ble support, has also the moral courage to subtheir traveling expenses' were quite small, as they mit to partial privations, and the good sense to usually started with the possession of a horse, and were entertained on their routes by their brethren. The

see their redeeming and ennobling advantages. actual cash received by them would not now be con- I have frequently referred, in this corresidered sufficient for the annual cost of clothing alone, spondence, to the recency of some of our most though that expense has been reduced at least one

important improvements. We have been retofourth since their day. They had no resources for the purchase of books, except what they obtained by sell- lutionized, I have said, within twenty years, in ing the denominational publications on their extended our financial and social condition as a denomicircuits."

nation. This fact tells more for the future than Such pecuniary privation, and the sufferings even for the past; it is but the beginning of a which must necessarily attend it to the laborer new era in our history. The mathematicians and his family, would, as a permanent fact, be distinguish between “arithmetical" and "geoan insupportable evil-a moral evil. There are metrical progression.” The former is progressome sections of our ministerial field where it sion by addition; the latter by multiplication. still lingers; but almost universally has our fis- Our progress must necessarily be hereafter on cal system undergone & change, relieving its the latter scale; our past growth gives but early pressure, and yet retaining enough of it to the terms of a future geometrical advancement. appeal to the spirit of self-denial in its ministry. and we may even look for changes, sudden Our preachers cannot accumulate money; but and most thorough, for which our past adthe greater proportion of them need hardly vances have been but the prolonged and tedicome short of a comfortable subsistence, and ous preparation. The current, dammed up by the prospect is altogether fair for a generous obstructions, may slowly accumulate for days; support, in the Atlantic conferences, within a but when the pressure reaches & given point few years. That prospect brightens every year. the barriers give way, and the effect, which

Similar assertions might also be made re- has been approximated only through days or specting what was once the most formidable in- weeks, is produced resistlessly and in an hour. convenience of our ministry-its “Itinerancy.” | We need but to have faith in God and in the With the exception of the episcopacy, the pre- vast opportunity he has given us, to see our siding eldership and the general secretaryships, cause develop itself in the next twenty years this has almost ceased in the denser portions beyond any example in its history. We may of the Church. What was once the New-Eng- well look to that period with inexpressible land Conference is now six, or, more properly, solicitude; it will either crown or close our seven conferences. Three or four districts once history as a cardinal sect of Protestant Christtook in all that large territory, now there are endom. And let me say that the disposition about as many to each conference. Circuits, with which you, our chief leaders, direct its which once stretched over two hundred miles, new developments, will determine its coming are now broken into “stations." The “old- fate. The wisdom that is "profitable to difashioned " circuit is hardly known among us reet”-the sagacity that can see what changes any more in the eastern states. The "saddle- are improvements ; that can read aright the bags are no longer the symbol of Methodist tendencies of public opinion, and discern and itinerancy; our cavalry is disbanded, and the provide for tho inevitable result-this is what war-horse is seen no more. Whatever moral our cause now demands, in its guiding men,

above all other qualifications except their con. * In 1816, the "allowance" of prenchers, their wives and widOws, was raisod to $109 per annum. The amount for childrva

secration to God. Yours, &c., was act changed.

A. STEVEXS.

Editorial Notes and

and Gleanings.

A MINISTER'S WIFE. — No part of the auto- “She spoke of a drop of bread, and a thin bit of biography of the late William Jay is so full of water; she called the black white, and the white black; interest as the brief allusions to his wife :

the cold heat, and the heat cold; preaching was hear

ing, and hearing was preaching; in the morning she " How much," he says, “bas resulted from this an- wished you good evening, and in the evening good spicious connection, for which I can never sufficiently morning." praise the providence of my God and Father! How far I have succeeded, it does not become me to attempt her mistakes, but without the power to correct

It appears that she herself was conscious of to determine; but of this I am conscious, that I was always desirous and anxious to be a good husband; them. We have known of similar cases, but Dothing, in my estimation and remarkings, being able the solution of them is beyond our reach. They to atone for the want of consistency and excellency would form a physiological problem which one of the basest of men had I not always endeavored might have exercised the ingenuity of Lord to act worthily toward tho wife of my youth, to whom Brougham, Abercrombie, or Brodie. I am under so many obligations. It was she who con- We must not onit the touching language in tributod so much to give me that cxalted idea of the female character which I have always entertained and

which the husband speaks of his wife in this expressed. She exclude perfectly the entrance of strangely altered condition :every notion and feeling of submission or authority, so "Now that she is become in the course of nature that we had no rights to adjust, or duties to regulate. Her special qualities were admirably suited to my de

more infirm and dependent, she is indescribably in

teresting. I cannot for a moment forget what she bas fects. She had an extemporaneous readiness which

been, and what she has done; or be insensible of my never failed her, and an intuitive decisiveness which

obligations to her. She needs and she occupies much seemed to require no deliberation. Her domestic vir

of my attention, but attention endears her the more. tues rendered my house a complete home, the abode

My affection has now infused into it an unselfish tenof neatness, order, punctuality, peace, cheerfulness,

derness, and I have learned by experience that the comfort, and attraction. She calme my brow when

happiness of lovo results principally from its disinruflled by disappointment or vexation; she encour- terestedness. And we know who has said, 'It is more aged me when depressed; she kept off a thousand

blessed to give than to receive.'" cares, and left me free to attend to the voice of my calling. She reminded me of my engagements when I was forgetful, and stimulated me when I was remiss,

RODERT HALL AND Jeux FOSTER.- At a large and always gently enforced the present obligation, as party these two great men, in high spirits, were 'the duty of every day required.'”.

the primary attraction of the evening. In the A further testimony to the excellence of his course of conversation Hall was maintaining, wife occurs

ou the affecting occasion of the with great earnestness, that he had no memory; death of his youngest daughter. Her father that he could“ remember nothing in past time" was from home when she was suddenly assailed -illustrating his hyperbole with great beauty by incurable disease. He returned and found and plausibility. A lady present expressed her her unable to speak, or to recognize her father. surprise; and as a proof that Mr. Hall had a He says:

tolerable good memory, mentioned that she had "I turned away, and was led by her mother into

heard him preach many years ago, and she had the solitude of my study. We kneeled down hand-in- recently heard him preach the very same serhand to pray; but not a word was uttered. At such mon. Mr. Hall first admitted the fact, but dea season, how poor is speech; and how surprising is it

nied the inference. When a particular topic that persons should employ it, and not yield to the devotion of silence and tears! This was the first time presents itself to the mind, it brings with it its death had entered into our indulged dwelling. Till train of thought, mode of illustration, and even now I knew not what it was truly to be a parent. My

the very words in which it is clothed; so that heart was desolate within me; and there was danger that weeping would hinder sowing. As my ministry though the sermons might be the same, it did had always been very much of a consolatory kind, I not prove, he maintained, that he had any nem began to dread the application of the address of Eliphaz ory. He then left this ground, and insisted to Job: “Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands; thy words have

that the sermons were not the same, he knew upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strength- they were not the same, and could not be so. ened the feeble knees. But now it is come upon thee, Mr. Foster was sitting opposite, listening to the and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art

discussion. At length he said, “Mr. Hall, you weary.' What in a measure prevented this?

know, do you, that the sermons were not the same ?!

“Yes, sir," was the reply," they were When pain and anguish wring the brow,

not the same; I know they were not.” A ministering angel thou!

Mr. Hall, you have no memory!he slowly and As being not only her husband, but her pastor, I ought firmly retorted. At a glance the “ eloquent orato have solaced and supported my wife under the tor" saw where he was. His cheek flushed, loss, but sho solaced and supported me."

his eye flashed, his lips poured forth a torrent At length, however, this prop fails him. Af- of burning declamation. Foster sat imperter thirty years of uninterrupted domestic hap- turbed till the volcano was quiet; then dryly piness, this excellent and amiable woman was said, “You know, Mr. Hall, that the sermons stricken with an extraordinary malady, result- were not the same." ing in such a prostration of mental and physical powers as rendered her, from that time READING AND SPEAKING SERYOXS.—The folforward, no longer the support of her husband lowing, from Bishop Burnett, is apt and approin his trials, but the object of his deep solicitude priate. He says, speaking of Great Britain : and tender care. It had become her almost in- -" Reading is peculiar to this nation, and is variable habit to call things by names the re- endured in no other. It has, indeed, made verse of what was right, and of what she herself our sermons more exact, and so it has prointended :

duced to us many volumes of the best that are

.0 woman!.

" And extant; but, after all, though some few read so tated by long fast since supper, enters into the happily, pronounce so truly, and enter so en- circulation, poisoning the blood, and laying the tirely into those affections which they recom- foundation of disease; and in winter, the same mend, that in them we see both the correctness debilitated condition of the vital organs allows of reading and the seriousness of speaking ser- the blood to be chilled. Dr. Hall's idea will be mons, yet every one is not so happy. Some, by a very consoling one to many. hanging their heads perpetually over their notes, by blundering as they read, and by running BACHELORS AND MARRIED Mex.—The cele. over them, do so lessen the matter of their ser- brated Dr. Gaspar, of Berlin, estimates the mormons, that as they are generally read with very tality among bachelors, between the ages of little life or affection, so they are heard with 27 and 45, at 27 per cent. ; while the mortality as little regard or esteem. Those who read among married men, between the same ages, ought certainly to be at a little more pains, is only 18 per cent. As life advances the difthan for the most part they are, to read true, ference becomes even more striking. Where to pronounce with an emphasis, and to raise forty-one bachelors attain the age of 40 there their heads, and to direct their eyes to their are seventy-eight married men, a difference of hearers. And if they practiced more alone the nearly two to one in favor of the latter. At just way of reading, they might deliver their the age of 60 there are forty-eight married men sermons with much more advantage. Man is a to twenty-two bachelors ; at 70, eleven bachlow sort of creature; he does not, nay, nor the elors to twenty-seven married men; and at 80, greater part cannot, consider things in them- pine married men to three bachelors. It is selves without those little reasonings that must not known that any bachelor ever lived to be a recommend them to their affections. That a hundred years old. discourse be heard with any life, it must be spoken with some; and the looks and motions THE PRIZE TREATISE ON THEISY.-In our of the eye do carry in them such additions to book notices of last month we adverted briefly what is said, that where these do not all con- to the volume, republished by the Messrs. Car. cur, it has not all the force upon them that ter, of this city, to which was awarded the otherwise it inight have. Besides that, the second prize. Of Mr. Thompson's work, which people, who are too apt to censure the clergy, received the first premium, we have the followare easily carried into an obvious reflection on ing verdict in the London Atheneum of July 28: reading, that it is an effect of laziness.

“These words, construed in a wide and liberal sense,

comprehend the whole question between the Theist THE DEAD.— The population of the globe is

and the Atheist :-Is there a Deity, or can the pbeno

mena of the universe be otherwise accounted for: estimated at 900,000,000. It is also estimated

The essayist, as it seems to us, was bound to answer that a number equal to the entire population of this question. Mr. Thompson shirks it:the globe, existing at any one time, passes away

The nature of our inquiry does not lead us to three times in every century. As the present

speak of the existence of the Supreme Being as a truth

which can reasonably be called in question. It is a population of the earth has increased from a

truth as natural to the mind as the existence of itself single pair, created about sixty centuries ago, or of an outward world, and cannot be représental 23 one-half of the present population might be

doubtful but by the same (3) audacity of skepthin.

We are to inquire, then, Tore do ve come by the taken as a fair estimate of the average number knowledge of Ilim which we believe ourselves to have who have passed away during each of the one and how can we be reflectively assured of its validity. hundred and eighty periods, or thirds of cen

"The existence of a Deity, it will be seen, is taken

for granted, and doubters are branded at once as anturies, during which the earth may have been

dacious and unreasonable skepties. Assuredly this inhabited, which would give 8,100,000,000 for was not the meaning of Mr. Burnett. Certainly he the whole number who have lived on the earth. would not have fixed s prefatory stigma upon those Allowing an average of three square feet for

whose ignorance or mental peculiarities lead them the burial of each person, on the supposition

into the position of doubters. llis object was to satisfy

the minds of such persons; to address them in kind that one-half die in infancy, and they would words of soberness and wisdom, which should bare cover 24,300,000,000 square feet of earth. Di

the effect of leading them into what he would esteen viding this by 27,878,400, the number of square

a better state of thought. Mr. Thompson, it will be

seen, at once takes for granted the very point that may feet in a square mile, gives less than eight hun- be in dispute, and denounces all who differ from hin. dred and seventy-two square miles, which would Ilaving done this-and consequently repelled from afford sufficient room to bury, side by side, all

the consideration of his book the persons whom it

was desired to benefit-he proceeds to inquire into who have been buried in the dust of the earth

the evidence. And the evidence, let it be remarked. - all of whom would not suffice to cover the of what! The evidence of a truth-our conviction of little state of Rhode Island.

which, he tells us, is not dependent upon the arguments of natural theology, the conclusions of reason,

or the assurances of Revelation, but is innate and Early Rising. The doctors are continually spontaneous, as clear to the mind as the existence broaching new theories on almost every subject

of itself or of the outer world. This, we must think, connected with health and longevity.

InThere is

is a very erroneous noile of treating the matter.

quiry is pronounced needless-the thing in question is scarely any practice or any system of dietetics, declared indisputablo - doubters are sentenced as atzbut is advocated by one party and denied as dacious skeptics; but Mr. Burnett has offered a prize, strenuously by another. Early to bed and

and, therefore, we will inquire. A book written on

such a systern should have been rejected by the judges early to rise once seemed the einbodiment of

as standing outside the pale of competition." the world's wisdom. The editor of the Journal of Health proves, logically, that early rising is WEEKLY RELIGIOUS Press of London.-The not only not conducive to health, but positively principal religious weekly papers in London are injurious. At sunrise, in summer, he says, the as follows:- The Record, which writes against malaria which rests on the earth, when taken the Episcopal Church, and is not considered into the lungs and stomach, which are debili- as very sound in orthodoxy, has the greatest

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