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and Southampton. At Oxford, the name esiles who took refuge in Brandenburg on of Willamise was traced back to Villebois; the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Taillebois became Talboys; Le Coq, lay- The Duke of Zell married his only daughcoek; Bouchier, Butcher or Boxer ; Coque- ter, whose issue was Sophia Dorothea, the rel, Cockerell ; Drouet, Drewitt; D'Aeth, wife of George Louis, Elector of Hanover, Death ; D'Orleans, Dorling; and Sauvage, afterwards George I. of England. The Savage and Wild. Other pure French names son of Sophia Dorothea succeeded to the were quite vulgarized. Thus, Conde became English throne as George II., and her Cundy; Chapais, Shoppee; De Preux, daughter married Frederick William, Diprose; De Moulins, Mullins ; Pelletier, afterwards King of Prussia; and thus Peiter; Huyghens, Huggins or Higgins; Huguenot blood continues to run in the and Beanfay, Bolly!
Royal families of the two great Protestant, Many French names have, however, States of the North.-" The Huguenots," been preserved: and one need only turn by Dr. Smilcs. over the pages of a London Directory to recognise the large proportion which the JAPANESE CULTIVATION OF RICE.— descendants of the Huguenots continue to The Bulletin de la Société d'Acclimata. form of the modern population of the tion contains a paper communicated to the metropolis. But a short time since, in society by two Japanese botanists, MM. reading the report of a meeting of the Tanaka and Yekcossina, on various plants District Board of Works at Wandsworth, cultivated in their country. One of the where the refugees settled in such num- most important is rice, a sort of grain bers as to form a considerable congrega- which unfortunately does not always find tion, we recognised the pames of Lobjoit, in Japan the quantity of water it needs. Baringer, Fourdrinier, Poapart, and To obviate this difficulty, the Japanese have others, unmistakably French. Such names endeavoured to cultivate it in common sre constantly " cropping out”in modern fields; that is, with no more than the literature, science, art, and manufactures. usual supply of water requisite for other Thus we recognise those of Delaine and grain. It is then called dry rice, and does Ponblanque in the press; Rigaud and not differ in any other respect from the Roget in science; Dargan (originally Dar- sort cultivated in the rice fields. There sent) in railway construction ; Pigon in are two varieties, one called oorootzi, the gunpowder; Gillott in steel pens; same which is cultivated in Europe, and Courage in beer; and Conrtauld in silk. the other named Motseegomay, much That the descendants of the Huguenots esteemed in Japan for the thick paste it lave vindicated and continued to practise makes when boiled. It is by dint of great that liberty of thought and worship for patience and by gradually diminishing the which their fathers sacrificed so much, is supply of water, that, after a few crops, saficiently obvious from the fact that rice may be made to germinate in a dry among them we find men holding soil. In the district of Jeddo, the fields sneh widely different views as the brothers that are to be sown with rice are well Newman, Father Faber and James Mar- manured towards the end of March or the tincan, Dr. Pusey and the Rev. Hugh beginning of April, and then ploughed. Stowell. The late Rev. Sydney Smith Before sowing, the rice is macerated in was a man of a different temperament water for three days and three nights ; from all these. He was himself accustomed it is then exposed to the sun in order to to attribnte much of his constitutional hasten its germination. After picking gaiety to the circumstance of his grand- out the bad grain, the rest is mixed with father having married Maria Olier, the ashes and the remains of fish, dried, and daughter of a French Protestant refugee, reduced to powder; the mixture is then -woman whom he characterizes as "of a strewed along the surrows, which are noble countenance, and as noble a mind." immediately afterwards filled up with
From the peerage to the working class, earth. This operation takes place in the descendants of the refugees are, to this May. If the weather is very dry, the day, found pervading the various ranks of field must receive liquid manure. In the English society. The Queen of England course of June and July the field should herself is related to them, through her be weeded and the roots earthed up; an descent from Sophia Dorothea, the grand- abundant crop may then be expected in daughter of the Marquis D'Olbreuse, a October or November. This system of Protestant nobleman of Poitou. The tillage is practised in Japan also for wheat marquis was one of the numerous French and other grain.
“ A SPIRITUAL BRIDAL SONG OF THE BELIEVING SOUL CONCERNING
JESUS CHRIST, HER HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM,
By Dr. Philip NICOLAI. 1597.
The holy Root of Jesse's race!
Great and glorious,
Gifts with Thce abound,
A highborn and eternal King;
Beauteous Blossom !
Thee with joy we eat!
The flame of Thy eternal love!
Make me fear Thee,
Thou my sole Desire ;
That beam on me with mercy's gaze.
For me, Shepherd,
In Thine arms make room,
Thou lovedst me for Thy Son's sake.
My greatest joy in Him I take.
On me He'll bestow :
Through all the real ns of bliss above !
Praise to God now bring;
My Jesus first and last doth stand;
Crown of Pleasure,
Make no long delay !
For Thee I with eager wishes stay. Translated by I'. Sugden.
A voice, when the dark world is still:
On its tongue are the laws of our life,
And it counts up the times of the dead.
Golden islands, fast moored in God's infinite deep.
“The heavens are the work of Thy hands;
Yea, they all shall wax old-
They sball perish, but Thou shalt endure---
Will He speak in the tongue and the fashion of men ?
They lifted their eyes to His throne:
I found them a Ransomn Divine;
I swear by Myself, they are Mine. -Mu Ingelow.
number of the new comers, we augur It is now more than twelve months hopefully from the fact that they belong since our Mission in this city was to well-known and influential Paduan opened ; and, judged according to the families. Our great want now is larger rate of progress at which Evangelical and better adapted premises, which we work in Italy now proceeds, the re- find it exceedingly difficult to obtain sults of the year's labours may be without going to an outlay incompatible regarded as encouraging. We have an with the straitness of our means. average congregation of some sixty On the whole, then, this beginning persons; and of these, thirty, exclusive of work at Padua is one of promise, of the members of my own household, always, as I have already said, conhave been admitted to the Lord's sidered relatively to the slow and diffitable. The administration of this rite cult progress of Gospel truth in this took place for the first time, in public, land. Yet we rejoice with trembling; on the first Sunday in the New Year. for discouragements and dangers are Most of the new communicants had more numerous than friends at home regularly attended the public services generally imagine. Thirty souls are for the greater part of twelve months, but a small harvest, after all, from a and had been carefully prepared for population of forty thousand, and after this solemn confession of Christ in a year's public labours, with no more private meetings for inquirers. At let or hindrance than we should have the last of these meetings prior to had in London itself. Of the two the Communion, a printed ticket, signed thousand students entered this year by the minister, was distributed to each at this University, there is not one communicant, accompanied by questions who manifests the slightest interest in and counsels on the subject of religious our work; not one, indeed, so far as I experience, to which nearly all re- am aware, who does not scoff at Chris. sponded with great simplicity and tianity, as the worn-out superstition of earnestness. This week we have ob- an age now dying off. Even the inserved, according to the now established crease in our scholars is to be attri. custom of several religious bodies, as buted, not to any desire that the a week of prayer. Every evening the children should be instructed in a attendance has been good; and one or purer faith, but to sheer religious two of the new converts have for the indifference. “I believe in but one first time publicly given utterance to religion," has been the remark of more their own wants, and to those of their than one of the parents in consigning brethren, at the throne of grace.
his child to our care, “ that of the In removing to Padua we transported honest man; for the rest, Jew, Chriswith us our Young Ladies' Boarding tian, or Pagan, it is all one !” Between School. Last year we had but two the horror with which all contact with additional pupils from the town of us is regarded by the bigoted Catholics, Padua itself. The examinations, how- and the utter indifference of the more ever, at the end of the year, to which liberal-minded to all spiritual interests, we gave some degree of publicity, pro- it must not be wondered if we number cured us one or two zealous advocates, our converts by units, or at most by amongst whom I may especially men- tens, and get into the habit of speaking tion Dr. De Leva, the present rector of of a room full of auditors, in a population the University. The principal journal of tens of thousands, as a prosperous of the town, moreover, opened its and hopeful work. columns to a long and eulogistic notice One or two extracts from letters of the event, written and signed by a which have reached me, in the course gentleman of some standing in the of the last month, from some of our Town Counsel. The result has been an evangelists in other parts of Italy, may encouraging accession to the number of not be without interest to the readers the pupils ; but, more than from the of this letter,
Signor Bosio writes me, from Cre. then, the godly words and example of mona, the 7th of the present month: the pious family who had sent for the -"Here the work continues to go on preacher, other visits of the colporteur, well, and glad I am that you are coming and the diffusion of tracts and Testato visit us,
ments, aided somewhat, no doubt, by Signor Ferretti, writing from Flo- the vigour displayed by the authorities rence, in date of the 8th, says :—“A lad in bringing to justice the authors of the of the school has died lately. Though the tumult, have produced 80 entire a son of Roman Catholic parents, he refused change in the sentiments of these poor to see the priest on his death-bed, and rustics, that, towards the close of the fell asleep in the Lord, singing, 'I have year, Signor Patucelli did not hesitate a kind Father, who calls me to heaven!' to accept a second invitation to the (The first line of one of our school same place, for the immediate purpose hymns.) 0, if we wish to do good of administering baptism to a child of in Italy, let us multiply evangelical his pious hosts. In a letter dated the 31st schools !
of December he writes me thus of his From Spezia, Signor Lissoli writes :- reception, and of the way in which the "On the evening of Christmas Day we. service passed off :celebrated the Lord's Supper : the num. “The baptism at Remodello was atber of the communicants was twenty- tended by the blessing of the Lord. fre. Seren of our brethren were absent; The house was crowded with people; sone through illness, and some because as was also that same court-yard, where the family gatherings of this festive last time I had almost lost my life. reason had called them away from the After explaining the original sinfulness town. The Lord was with us during of our nature and the redemptive work the solemnity, and we all felt the of Christ, I administered the rite in the gracious influences of His presence. midst of a most touching silence. Then The last night of the year I hope to arose a loud cry, "To the yard ! to the hold & Fateh-night in our own house. yard!' and nothing would do but I Some of our good people have been must preach in the very place from already invited, and have accepted the which I had been before so roughly invitation with pleasure. In our con- driven away. What theme could be gregation are now found several young more opportune than the infinite love men, who manifest a most sincere desire of Christ? I selected it, and took occato become disciples of Christ."
sion during the discourse to express the Some months ago, a poor family in deep sorrow which myself and my comthe village of Remodello, in the province panions felt for the poor fellows who of Mantua, to whom the truth had been were lying in prison. I assured my brought by the agency of one of our auditors that in that very day of peril zealous eolporteurs, invited Signor Patu- we had fully pardoned them, as we celli, the evangelist of Parma, to preach hoped for pardon ourselves, and proto them and their neighbours. He mised our best offices on bebalf of the went; but the visit nearly cost both delinquents. Otonelli writes me to-day, him and the people who had sent that my word was made a blessing, and for him their lives. An immense and that the people beg me to call on my furious mob, stirred up by the priests, way to Castiglione, where the trial assailed the house, drove Patucelli and is to come off. It will be in part his companions from the place, pur- doubtless to recommend the accused sued the conveyance in which they once more to our merciful consideraescaped along the road, took possession tion; but what of that, if, in the of the bridge by which the road crosses mean time, the light of God penetrates the river Oglio, compelled the fugitives their souls ?" to drive into the water; and it was by These extracts may serve to give nothing less than a miracle of Divine some idea of the perils, trials, encouprovidence, that the evangelist and his ragements, and discouragements of a friends were able, after wading down work, which loudly calls for the prayers the stream, to scramble out at a dis- of all who have interest at the throne tance from their persecutors, and escape of grace.- Rev. H. J. Piggott, B.A., by by-paths across the fields. Since Padua, January 11th, 1868.