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the Relief act. Clearly, then, they get no Is it for a cause which seeks to perpetuate, permission from that act. Of course, the and still more to extend, a system such as this, whole subject of such an act is humiliating and which has for this very end provoked all to the freedom of the Church ; yet an Eras- these horrors of civil war among a peaceful tian check would perhaps be no unfitting and prosperous people that we are to enlist punishment to the miserable Erastianism the sympathies of Englishmen by sentimental which would rend the Church because the appeals to the sacred calls of home ties? State was divided.
J. M. NEALE. What is this war in effect but an outbreak of Sackville College, East Grinstead, the long-smouldering jealousy of the SouthAug. 6, 1863.
ern States, against the growing influence of
abolition feeling, and how can we strictly call To the above communication Mr. Beresford
a war " defensive” which was not merely imHope replied at great length in the next num-mediately provoked, but had been long and ber of the Guardian; and to a single sentence secretly meditated and prepared by those who of his letter there came the following crush- are now reaping the reward of those whose ing rejoinder from the clergyman of the Church own sin is made their terrible chastisement? of England, the Rev. Mr. Hole :
And yet one more fact. About two years
since a cargo of nine hundred slaves was Sir,- In the letter of your correspondent, brought over from the African coast by John Mr. Beresford Hope, there is an expression B. Gordon, of whom three hundred died on which, as in frequent use by advocates of the the voyage. We may imagine the unutteraSouthern cause, and as calculated to give an ble horrors of that passage. The miserable impression not entirely consistent with fact, tool of Southern avarice was hung by order I am unwilling to let pass without comment. of the Lincoln Administration, but for those
Will you, therefore, kindly give me yet who employed him we find no condemnation. once more space for a few lines? The
Thanking you much for your insertion of sion I allude to is that in which Bishop Pulk my last, I am, etc.,
J. E. HOLE. is spoken of as “ having taken up arms in
Washford Pyne Rectory, what he considered a sacred defensive cause, Aug. 24, 1863. pro aris et focis.”
Now, we all know how close are the domestic ties among us, and how quick is the re
A WARNING TO THE BRITISIH GOV. sponse in English minds to any allusion sug
ERNMENT gestive of our national attachment to our homes, but I must protest against the throw One of the strongest protests that has been ing a sentimental halo of “ hearths and homes ” made against the outfit of the rebel pirates over a cause which, when divested of any in British ports appears in the People's Joursuch covering, must exhibit to all candid and nal of Dundee, Scotland :unprejudiced minds the darkest and most repulsive features.
“ Is it Right ?-Four swift and powerful Let us take a few facts which I can chal- steamers, built under the supervision of welllenge any one to gainsay.
known Confederate officers, to the order of At the commencement of this war, Bishop the Confederate Government, and thoroughly Polk was one of the largest slaveholders and equipped for war, in and from our seaports, wealthiest planters in the Southern States : have now almost cleared the seas of the ships was it for the sacred ties of home, or for the of a maritime power whose merchant marine inaintenance of a system by which the labor is equal to our own. These four vessels, of bis estate was done at an almost nominal paid for in British gold, constructed by Britcost that this warlike prelate took up arms? ish ship-builders, equipped in British ports,
Again, the experience of the most recent and manned by British sailors, now cruise visitors to the Southern States makes it evi- on their work of destruction, with the Britdent that the condition of the slaves, even on ish flag hoisted as a decoy for the entrapping the plantations most favored by kind and in- of the merchant vessels of the United States. dulgent masters, is that of the most utter deg- of the four privateers, only two, the Florida radation-moral, intellectual, and spiritual ; and the Southerner, have ever been in a Conthat whilst sufficiently well fed and clothed federate seaport. They are all entirely Britto enable them to perform their work, their ish in their design and outfit. They belong owners' care ceases here; that education is to no recognized State; they obey no recogentirely discouraged, religion not approved nized law; they have no status as the warof,—for both these would tend to make these ships of any sovereign power. British from human cattle think and be discontented,- their keel to their pennants, they have nothing cohabitation between the sexes without the Confederate about them except the colorable marriage tie connived at for obvious reasons. pretext of a so-called commission from an
insurgent subject of the United States. Built have the remotest complicity in his guilt, in defiance of our municipal law, equipped more vessels of a similar kind are being built, under cover of untruths, got out of our ports and the offender is received in Parliament clandestinely, and without any legal clear- with cheers. ance, and now engaged in burning ships on 6. This is a serious state of things. We are suspicion, and without that legal testing of drifting towards a war in which the right their captures which the usage, or, in other will not be with us—a war of portentous diwords, the law of nations require, these four mensions, in which the working class will incendiaries are making a war-history which, have no sympathy with the governing classin turn, will ultimately create a war, for they a struggle of giants into which Britain, conare not only firing the ships of one of the demned by millions of her own children, will world's mightiest nations, but they are, at not be able to throw her undivided power. At the same time, lighting in the heart of that so grave a juncture, we beg of our readers to proud and powerful nation a fire of hatred remember the example of the United States, which assuredly will not die out in this gen- for at this time statesmanship does not coneration nor in the next.
sist in answering with the quibbles of a coun6. These things are simple facts. Ameri- try attorney the just complaints of an angry can captains, bronzed with tropical suns and nation, but in dealing out to that nation a gray with age,-men who have braved fevers measure of justice at least as complete as that and storms in acquiring a property in their which we have received at its hands. If confine ships,-are returning to their homes by siderations of honor have no power to move dozens, ruined men--men beggared by the the nation, considerations of interest should incendiarism of privateers fitted out by Eng- do so. It is for the people to consider whether, lish members of Parliament, in open and im- in the midst of peace and prosperity, they pudent contravention of English law. And wish to fan among their kindred of the West while all this is the case, there is on our those fires of indignation which threaten to statute-book an enactment which decrees become uncontrollable. It is for working men punishment for all who furnish or fit out to ponder whether they will idly stand by and such prívateers, or who “attempt " to fur- see their industrial interests sacrificed to the nish such, or who “aid or assist” in any interests of two or three ship-builders, and a attempt to furnish such, or who are so much great nation wronged to gratify the preju
“ concerned in ” the aiding or assisting dices of a class. It is for good men of all of those who attempt to furnish such. Yet, ranks to oppose a policy which threatens to in spite of this tightly drawn law, which throw away peace and plenty in the purchase thus includes not the chief criminal alone, of present privation, prospective disaster, and but all, down to three removals of those who perpetual disgrace.
The current number of the Zeitschrfit fur MR. HEYWOOD of Manchester has issued &
published in German under the assumed name
reached this country.
From The London Review. and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face LIFE IN HEAVEN.*
was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars
of fire ;'—that they are immortal, and will This little book is a curious, and perhaps thus never die : • Neither can they die any a well-meant performance. There are many more : for they are equal unto the angels; things in the Bible which people take little and are the children of God, being the chilor no account of, and yet concerning which dren of the resurrection ; —that their
• The chariots of God are some remarkable things are written. The twenty thousand, even thousands of angels : author touches upon some of them. Upon the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the the angels, for instance, he writes :
holy place :' • And I beheld, and I heard the
voice of many angels round about the throne, The Scriptures, however, make known to and the beasts, and the elders : and the numus much incidentally respecting these angels ber of them was ten thousand times ten thouof God : that they were created before the sand, and thousands of thousands ; '—that earth was, or man was formed; for when God, they join in the worship of God : • And all on the morning of creation, summoned into the angels stood round about the throne, and existence the heavens and the earth,' the about the elders and the four beasts, and fell morning stars sang together, and the sons of before the throne on their faces, and worGod shouted for joy ; —that heaven is their shipped God, saying, Amen: Blessing, and usual habitation and home, where they are made glad by a habitual and uninterrupted honor, and power, and might, be unto our God
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and view of the face of God : • Take heed that ye for ever and ever : Amen ;'—that they hold despise not one of these little ones : for I say converse, and are able to communicate intelunto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is · Ånd the angel said unto them, Fear not:
ligence to the members of the human family : in heaven ; '-—that they differ in rank—angels, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great archangels, principalities, powers, cherubim, joy, which shall be to all
people ; –that
they seraphim that their rank in heaven is high feel a deep interest in us : * Likewise, I say
eons of God, morning stars, undying cour. unto you, there is joy in the presence of the tiers in the high palace of eternity ;-—that angels of God over one sinner that repenteth ;' their form is beautiful and their appearance bright ; · And I saw another mighty angel life, and bear us home to heaven at death.
that they are our guardians here during come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; In heaven, angels will associate with us for
* “Life in Heaven.” By the Author of “ Heaven eternity, and will freely communicate to us our Home” and “Meet for Heaven.” London : Simp- wbat they have seen and what they know of kin, Marshal, & Co. Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo. the
and works of God."
M. ERNEST HAVET's article on Renan's “ Vie DR. ESTERLY of Gottingen gives us de Jésus,” reprinted from the Revue des Deux Gottesdienst der Englischen und der Deutschen Mondes with a preface, is just published at Paris Kirche,” an attempt to bring about uniformity under the title, * Jésus dans l'Histoire, Examen of worship in the Protestant Churches of both de la · Vie de Jésus' de M. Renan,” and has countries. called forth, from the pen of the Bishop of Nimes, “Un Panegyriste de M. Renan : Lettre Pastor A GERMAN pamphlet, entitled
“ Greece, ale contre un Article de la Revue des Deux Turkey, and the East,” by Arial, supposed to Mondes par Ernest Havet.”
be a high Austrian personage, is causing a certain sensation in Germany.
M. CHARLES EXPILLY, author of " Le Brésil “The Dark Houses of London ” is the title tel qui’il est,” has in the press, to appear on the of a forthcoming volume by G. Rasch, the author 3d of October, “ Les Femmes et les Moeurs de of “ Garibaldi, the Sword of Italy." It is to be Brésil." & pendant to the “ Dark Houses of Berlin," and will contain sketches Bedlam, Newgate, Mill BEN JONSON's works are being translated into bank, the Tower-prisons, etc.
French by E. Lafond.
THE SHEEP AND THE GOAT.
Not all the streets that London builds
Can hide the sky and sun, Shut out the winds from o'er the fields Or hide the scent the hay-swath yields,
All night, when work is done.
And here and there an open spot
Lies bare to light and dark ; Where grass receives the wanderer hot, Where trees are growing, houses not ;
One is the Regent's Park.
Soft creatures, with ungentle guides,
God's sheep from hill and plain, Are gathered here in living tides, Lie panting on their woolly sides,
Or crop the grass amain.
And from the lane and court and den,
In ragged skirts and coats, Come hither tiny sons of men, Wild things, untaught of book or pen,
The little human goats.
One hot aud cloudless summer day,
A poor o'er-driven sheep Had come a long and dusty way : Throbbing with thirst the creature lay
A panting, helpless heap.
But help is nearer than we know
For ills of every name : Ragged enough to scare the crow, But with a heart that pitied woe,
A quick-eyed urchin came.
His heart to him the medicine told :
He took his little cap,
It had no holes, good hap!
And to the fountain fast he went,
And filled it high and deep. Before he came the half was spent ; But half was left-life-element
To save God's thirsty sheep.
O little goat, born, bred in ill,
Unfed, unwashed, unshorn ! Thou meet’st the sheep from breezy hill, Apostle of thy Saviour's will,
In London wastes forlorn.
The evening hours are here—the hours I prize. The day's work over, all my thoughts are
turned To the sweet rest which head and hands have
A mile of road, a sinuous shady lane,
home ; No fairer ever yet in gilded tome Was pencilled ; through the parlor window
I see the picture that adorns its walls,
Graces each room, graces my inner lifeThe picture of a happy poor man's wife : I hear the welcome from her lip that falls.
Ere yet the sun drops in the little brook,
Into the wood we take an hour's soft stroll,
Or, seated there, perchance some mighty soul Communes with ours from his undying book.
For chiefly after all the cares of day,
I love to hear her read those trees among :
I often think the wild birds stay their song, To listen to a yet more thrilling lay.
Not all alone we wander o’er the sward :
A little merry sprite, half black, half “ tan,"
More than a dog, and yet not quite a man, Is our companion, jester, friend, and guard.
Just half-way up the road a gentle rise
Reveals the lane, and there, with mingled hope
And fear, I search each grassy curve and slope For her who is so pleasant in my eyes.
She often comes to meet me : will she come,
And stand just in the corner of the lane ?
She is my Home ! Oh! will she come again, And make me, by her coming, nearer home ?
'Twas thus in early days we used to meet. Yes !--that small speck has grown a flutt'ring
dress, While the broad space between is growing
less, My busy eyes and heart outstrip my feet.
And while my heart and eyes my steps outrun, My thoughts o’erleap the present, and my
fears Say, “ will it be thus, too, in coming years, When evening falls and the day's work is done ?
Will she still wander with me in the wood,
Still meet me in the corner of the lane?
Or shall I have to look for her in vain, And live alone on Memory's meagre food ?”
ALBERT B. - Once a Week.
And let men say the thing they please,
My faith, though very dim,
1. Nathaniel Hawthorne on England and the English, Reader, 2. The French Conquest of Mexico,
Westminster Review, 3. Tony Butler, *
Blackwood's Magazine, * Preparing for separate publication at this office.
PAGE 243 251 270
PCETRY.- Amen !—in the Cathedral, St. Andrews, 242. Something Left Undone, 242.
Short ARTICLES.—Antiquities, 269. Literary Intelligence, 269, 288.
The dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg on 19 November, with the accompaniments of an Oration by Mr. Everett and a Poem by Mr. Longfellow, will attract everybody's attention. In No. 1015 of The Living Age we shall print a very good account of the Battle of Gettysburg, and The Campaign in Pennsylvania.
The Shadow Dance, a poem in No. 1012, which we copied from a Washington paper, and on its authority credited to R. W. Emerson, -was originally published in the Boston Transcript as by W. R. Emerson. The Washington paper thought the initials wrong—and so gave to Mr. Ralph W. Emerson the honor which belongs to Mr. William R. Emerson.
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