« PreviousContinue »
(19.) MINUTES OF METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH without heat. This new process of engraving has South.—We are obliged to the publishers for this cost Mr. Pitman four years of constant experimentdocument. It makes an 8vo pamphlet of 190 pages. | ing. The labor which heretofore has been expended The total membership is, white, 511,601; colored, in drawing a design on wood previous to cutting, suf197,348; Indians, 4,236; local preachers, 5,177; trav fices by this process to complete it in imperishable eling preachers, 2,661. Total membership, 721,023; copper. increase, 21,852. The South Carolina conference numbers 38,294 white and 48,583 colored members,
(22.) BLACKWOOD.—This venerable magazine has making a total of 87,276. The Georgia and the Ala- reached No. three of Vol. eighty-seven. The noticeabama conferences follow close upon the South Caro
ble articles in this number are, The Diffusion of lina, the former numbering 79,659 and the latter Taste among all Classes a National Necessity, Rob72,162.
ert Burns, and France and Central Italy. $3 per
annum. Blackwood and the four British Reviews (20.) CATALOGUES.–1. Amenia Seminary, Duchess are republished by L. Scott & Co. for $10 per annum. county, New York. Rev. Denison Gage, A. M., Principal, assisted by eight teachers. 2. Jonesville (23.) CASSELL'S ILLUSTRATED FAMILY BIBLE bids Academy, Saratoga county, New York. Hiram A. fair to surpass all other editions of the Bible in the Wilson, A. M., Principal, assisted by eight teachers. | abundance and finish of its illustrations. Issued in
parts at fifteen cents each. (21.) Pitman's MANUAL OF PHONOGRAPHY. 16mo. 136 pp.-Phonography is at once the science and the (24.) The Dial is a monthly magazine professedly art of the reporter. We are not an adept either in devoted to literature, philosophy, and religion. Pubthe science or its applications, nor have we time to lished at $2 a year. The leading article in this, third, make it a study. Others have the time, also a number is “ The Christianity of Christ.” Its scope desire for the knowledge and a use for it. To all may be judged from a single sentence_ex uno disce such this little manual will be useful. It presents omnes—“The more closely we examine the Gospel the system in an orderly sequence of explanations of John the more evident it becomes that the author, and exercises, and we are certain that attention to its in accordance with his view of the nature and misinstructions and practical exercises under its rules sion of Jesus, not only omits and inserts at pleasure, will make the student master of the art. For choosing the materials best suited to his purpose, but mechanical execution the work can hardly be ex takes the liberty of working over his materials, thus celled. Another noticeable feature of this work is compelling facts to acquiesce in theories—a proceedthat all the phonographic exercises, title-page, etc., ing wholly inadmissible in biography.” The Dial is are produced by a new process—another application of edited by M. D. Conway, and is devoted to the unelectrotyping, that wonderful art of molding metals I christianizing of Christ and Christianity.
N e w pork Literary Correspondence.
Our Correspondent, versus Our Compositor-Correspondent ' reader, who has sometimes corrected my syntax-of
gives Rules for Typos and Philosophizes thereupon-Self- orthography I make no account-and occasionally Correcting Tendencies-Manifested in Woman-A Case in Hand-Woman's Rights Movement-Taming Refractory
supplied the omitted word, the want of which made Spirits-A Couple Tained --Letter from a Brother Minis
nonsense of my wisdom. A thousand good offices ter-Cheap Salaries and Cheap Preachers—Eleemosynary
have been rendered by these worthies, and were I a Characteristic of Ministers' Pay-Pernicious Effects-Do- poet I would celebrate their good deeds in immortal nations and Surprises--Ministers should be an Example of rhymes. The world will never know how large a Liberality-Emancipation of the Clergy.
share of the brightest scintillations of genius are When I received your March number, after I had struck out at the “case" and the “ desk" of the looked at the pictures, I, of course, turned to the printing-office. “Sic vos non robis.” But O, the letter of your “New York Literary Correspondent," bitterness of my spirit when I fell upon the blunders not to read it, certainly, but to see that all was of that piece! Have you got a green hand at the right. Now, you will do me the justice to confess case? or was your proof-reader sick or out of town? that I have uniformly maintained a good temper as Certainly something was out of joint among the to those—to all writers for the press—very useful printers when that paper was making its apotheosis. persons, the compositor and the proof-reader. I, How else could the types have made me talk of givindeed, owe them very much-a double entendre--and ing a year to the "eye” of certain persons instead only wish for an opportunity to pay them all—which, of adding it to their age! or dared to change the I fear, I shall never obtain. I have sometimes name of the author of Utopia-once Lord Chancellor thought that your typo must be an especially-clever of England-into the comparative adjective “ more ;** fellow, for he has deciphered my chirographs better But the case is a hopeless one, it admits of no than I could have done it a week after writing them, remedy. I abominate errata, and I pray you not to which, indeed, he ought to do, for while it is my busi tell your readers any thing about it. I will bear my ness to write it is his to read what is written. And misfortunes with stoical fortitude. then I have been often greatly obliged to your proof But for the benefit of all future type-setters and
proof-readers, and with a benevolent respect for the ignorance or perverseners, Nature quietly abides her sensibilities of those of my own fraternity-the deni time as if in certain expectation that the true and zens of Grub-street-I will here lay down a few rules the right must speedily prevail. for their benefit not found in Parker or Quackenbos. These self-correcting tendencies are more strongly All this the reader will understand is for the print manifested in women than in men, for in them the ers, and, like Hamlet's instructions to the players, it affections are more controlling, and they are also is aside, but still in sight. The fundamental rule for more readily led off by interrupting influences. the printer is to "follow copy though it should lead Woman's distinctive characteristic is not less in. him out of the window"-seldom less than three tellect but more heart, and that heart, though somestories high-and were it sometimes carried literally times the sport of the fiercest and most demoniac to the end perhaps no great harm would be done. passions, nearly always retains the gentle element at But this rule is defective, since sometimes there is no the bottom. Medea, to avenge herself against her copy to follow, and more frequently what purports to faithless husband, could destroy her own children, be such is not copy-able. But to be a really-compe- but first the mother's heart must vent itself in tent compositor one must be able to read more in a caresses upon the appointed victims of her fury. manuscript than is written, and from the legible Lady Macbeth, the acknowledged type of the fury in parts of a sentence to make out what the whole human form, could urge on her husband to slay the ought to be. But these higher qualities are more sleeping king, a deed she would have done herself, especially needed for the proof-reader, on whose skill
“ Had he not resembled and good judgment we, the knights of the pen, chiefly
My father as he slept." depend for the minutiæ of our compositions as they appear in print. He should possess a highly-mag A case in point is just now presented. The movenetic nature, by which to come into some sort of ments of our “strong-minded women" sympathy with the mind of the writer, so as to be of notoriety, and many have wondered to what this able to spell out the words that have no letters, and thing would grow, as the contagion has extended, to complete the sentences that inay lack either a sub and new champions of “women's rights" bave risen ject, or predicate, or copula. He should have some up on all sides. Are we indeed, it begins to be asked, notion of both ancient and modern lore, that he on the verge of a great social revolution, whose next may not mar our delicate allusions by misplacing or turn is to place women in a state of political identity exchanging a few letters, as when one of the tribe with men, as is demanded by a notable few on the inade the “mother of Cicero—Sisera-look out at one hand, and advocated by some on the other? the window," and recognized Plato–Pluto—as prince And so the nerves of some super-conservative people of Infernus. But above all should he possess the have been sorely shaken, but without any proper right kind of instincts. Instincts are often safer cause for fear. I confess a sort of reverence for those guides than inductions, and he who has taught him Ainazonian heroines who have dared to confront self to follow them does it with assurance; and of all what they hold to be a false and oppressive public men the proof-reader for a periodical has need of the gentiment, and to practically assert the injured rights aid of this faculty. These are a few of the many of the sex. qualifications which I might name as required in To tame refractory spirits has always been esthose whose business it is to pass the products of the teemed honorable and heroic. Van Amburg among golden pen over leaden forms without dimming their bis lions, and Rarey with his wild horses, and even luster or debasing their metal.
the Indian juggler with his serpents command our A wonderful scheme of wisdom pervades the whole admiration against the protests of our better judgsocial system. One of its manifestations is seen in ments. And in proportion as the achievement seems the law of compensation, which appears to be univer difficult do we attach to it the greater honor; and sally operative, keeping up the balance of affairs because a certain character is declared by high auwhich seein of themselves to be tending to disorder. thority to be untamable, great honor has been acBut this conservative element is more than paralleled corded to him who is celebrated for “ Taming a by the equally-necessary redemptive one, by which Shrew," an honor now in danger of passing to the actual lesions of the social body are healed, and another. Of the many recent advocates of “wothe public well-being secured. Every body knows men's rights," two especially have commanded pubthat material nature is a great medicatrix, and a lic attention, and awakened unwilling sympathy and little close observation will show that men's affec- respect. Unlike and yet alike they have stood forth tional and social characters possess a similar power the acknowledged championesses (?) of their cause; of self-emendation. Evil in many of its forms is and whatever else may have been thought of them, self-limited, and a large portion of our natural their ability and sincerity have admitted of no quesfoibles move upon orbits which return into them- tioning. The one defiantly confronted the tyrant, selves, or else ney pass within the range of other public opinion, and with saucy sneers as well as influences which restore them to their appropriate grave arguments, asserted her cause, while in her places. It is almost impossible for any man to be “ Bloomer” she trod the rostrum, waving her pretty thoroughly and consistently false; and when a false hands, and pouring out burning words with a strange exterior is assumed the concealed truth is perpetually mixture of the two genders in her oratory. The thrusting itself into sight, and demanding to be other, more sedate but equally earnest, asserted in the recognized; and whenever people become false to name of God and Christianity the rights of longtheir own characters or positions, whether through defrauded womanhood, and, regardless of ecclesias
tical prescription, laid hold of the sacred office in been treated ad nauseam. They have a whining and spiveling behalf of her injured sex. But, unluckily for their
manner that I do not fancy, and seem to imply that the
highest voice from the parsonage is a cry for bread. cause, these fair Amazons possessed those exterior
But of the compensation of the clergy, and whether or not seharms which so powerfully influence the rougher
it is sufficient, I do not now design to write-the manner of sex, and worst of all they carried woman's hearts in
the thing especially concerns me. I find quite too little of their bosoms. Whether the brothers Blackwell-a the proper business character in the secularities of our name deserving a greater renown than that of the Churches, and the whole thing too often assumes a kind of Gracchi-undertook their enterprise as public bene
eleemosynary character. There seems to be still deep seated factors, ambitious of the fame of Hercules and
in the public mind some remains of the old notion of the
mendicancy of the clergy, that there is an odor of sanctity Samson, or as in the affair of St. George and the
in religious beggary, and that it is more meritorious to give dragon, the greatness of the work was its chief at
alms than to pay just debts. This seems to me to unfavoratraction, or whether indeed they were themselves in bly affect both parties; the payers fail to appreciate their own snared by the blooming “Bloomers," is an unsolved obligations, and claim especial merit for doing less than mystery. The matrimonial yoke sits easy upon the
sheer duty, and the receivers accept their dues as alms; and necks of the fair champions, who still preach their
never knowing when they have received all they may expect,
live on in a state of beggarly expectancy. I apprehend this crusade, but in, 0, what softened tones! The burn
evil in its influence to depress the character of ministers and ing invectives of the “Reverend” Antoinette have deprive them of their manliness as most of all to be depregiven place to the gentler pleadings of the wife in cated. There prevails, too, a kind of pecuniary “benefit of behalf of sorrowing wives and widows, and the ring clergy" in mercantile matters. In many cases this is only a ing sarcasms of the sprightly Miss Lucy are ex
trick of the trade, by which venders of quack medicines, new
inventions, and other clap-trap affairs seek to dispose of their changed for mild expostulations, uttered with a
wares. But even in legitimate trade there is a notion that trembling voice and suffused countenance. Here
the minister must be allowed some little abatement from the after let the advocates of “woman's rights” be
usual rates, and by this he is often debarred certain not in. chosen from among those who are not disqualified by considerable privileges in trading, and is put into the posifemale charms, and let the vow of celibacy be taken tion of a beneficiary-without the benefit. by all aspirants to the perilous honors of the crusade,
Ministers' families are frequently greatly embarrassed by
their anomalous positions among their associates. Nearly and, mindful of the past, let their motto be, “Re
always they are comparatively poor-as are those of most member Lot's wife."
salaried men and yet they may enter freely among the The following I find among my papers. It was wealthiest of their circle-for the demon of fashion gives free written by one who, however much in error you may tickets to all artistes, and especially to the clergy, fiddlers, and think him, is unquestionably sincere in what he dancing-masters—and thus money become a necessity to them, utters. And as he seems to be both in earnest and
if it is not a prerequisite to their respectability. Making and
receiving gifts is a pleasing form of kindly recognition among yet in good temper, I propose that you give his musings the benefit (?) of your types:
friends, but in such cases the gifts are all on one side, and so
the relations of patrons and dependents spring up and beMy Dear Friend, -A long-endured burden presses heavily come established. If the backneyed notion as to the worthupon my spirits and asks for utterance. Will you be my lessness of ministers' children had not been proved incorrect, father confessor and listen to my sorrows, for which office, one might suspect that these things were among the causes very probably, your own experience has prepared you. The of the deplored results. As things stand it may be suspected great world has little sympathy with such complainings, and that but for such evil influences the sons and daughters of ovon kindly-disposed ones would fail to appreciate my feel clergymen would still more than they do exceed the average ings, while some would attribute my dissatisfaction to un in intelligence and good character. worthy motives. You will hear me at least kindly, and to But to come directly to things of immediate concernmentyou, therefore, I will open all my heart's griefs.
the pecuniary relations of our ordinary Churches with their You know me as a minister of the Gospel, in which public pastor-what is the case? Take only the pleasant side of position I have spent the bloom and thus far the strength of things when kindness and liberality prevail, and all must my manhood, and of which calling I have pow the highest presently culminate in a donation or surprise. As these things appreciation. Let no one, therefore, suspect that I am at all are usually conducted, in what a humiliating position is the disgusted with my lot in life. It is quite possible, however, ininister and his family placed! My ideal of such a scene that I am a little too sensitive for the rough world we live in, would be a Newfoundland or St. Bernard dog in wig and and lay to heart too seriously its slight annoyances. If so, bands, mounted upon his haunches, with fore paws pendent, I hope to learn better, and by a discreet self-discipline to and a contribution plate in his mouth. All this may seem to bring myself to a better state of mind. My troubles are the be a morbid sensitiveness, but is it not safest to err on that more embarrassing because they arise from causes of which side? I do not wholly disapprove of all expressions of regard others have not complained, while matters of very general for a faithful minister, even in a pecuniary form, though in complaint do not occasion me so much dissatisfaction. But all such cases great delicacy is necessary, but I protest let me state my case, and then do you judge of my positions. | against making these substitutes for just dues, as well as to I have never very heartily sympathized with what has often a systes by which ministers' families are trained up to habits been said of the inadequacy of the pecuniary compensation of privileged beggary. made to ministers of the Gospel. Doubtless in most cases it Nor can I see any good reason why ministers should be is too meager, and in a few instances it is too large, and in excused from contributing of their incomes to public benefimany particulars things have adjusted themselves according cences. Generally they do not so excuse themselves, but to a general law, and cheap salaries have called into requisi. rather seem to err toward the opposite extreme, but not all. tion a corresponding supply of cheap preachers. All this Their incomes are commonly above those of the average of would be well enough if this were all, but it is not, for on their people—so they should be-and there seems to be no one side the whole ministerial body is depressed in character good reason why they should not give in like proportion, by this process, and on the other carnest men who are minis. both as an example and as a personal duty. These, dear sir, ters from conscientious motives are thus subjected to unnec aro some of the thoughts that have burdened me; bad I your essary privations. Still I confess to a settled dislike to the i ear and heart into which to rent my sorrows, I would do it whole tone and spirit of the modern "sunny sides," and more effectively. Can there not be formed a society for the "shady sides," and all other "sides” with which we have emancipation of the clergy?
Mission of the Repository. This magazine from portant modern improvements in this indispensable the outset was charged with a general as well as implement of agriculture. It will be a glorious day special mission. Its special mission had reference to for the denizens upon our broad prairies when the “the sex,” its general to the family. Let not the latter comes into common use. reader imagine that there is any antagonism here. But this is rather a long introduction to the plow, If he will for a moment consider the relation of the that is, the primitive plow with its youthful team “ lady -as sister, wife, and mother to the family, seen in our engraving Grace Greenwood, in her nay, more, as the center of moral, social, and “Haps and Mishaps," speaks of seeing in one of the religious influence in the family-he will at once rural districts of France a woman and a mule harrecognize the fact that a ladies' magazine, instead of nessed to a plow. Out upon the civilization of such being a mere chronicler of the changes of fashion, or a country! The little girl in our picture is evidently a guide to the toilet table, should combine the ele a volunteer. She is not unwillingly matched. Bements of moral and intellectual nurture of the fam sides that, the sturdy fellow that has hold of the ily. So much for the general principle.
rope beside her is determined to make her labor Since the discontinuance of the National Maga- light. See how he pulls! Every muscle speaks of zine, the Repository has been the only monthly will, purpose, power. Well, plow away, little felmagazine published under the sanction of the Church. lows. You may not be able to gather much of a While this has not in the least lessened its special harvest of grain from your plowing, but you are mission, it has, as all will at once see, exalted its sowing the seeds of sound health, of powerful musgeneral mission. Its true mission of usefulness-in cle, and of vigorous, active intellect. its highest and broadest sense—is found in this combination. Here is opened to us a wide range.
ARTICLES DECLINED.-Original articles have accuapproach the whole family—the son as well as the
mulated beyond all precedent upon our hands. But daughter, the husband as well as the wife, the father
for this some of the following articles would have as well as the mother, those tottering in age as well
found place in our columns. Their number preas those yet in childhood. On no other ground could
cludes special comments: we meet the want or secure so largely the patronage
Poetry.--" To a Friend on Her Birthday,” “Have of the Church.
Faith in God,” “ To a Friend in Heaven," “My
First Sorrow,” “Wants," “The Drunkard's ChilWhat wonder, then, if we have articles of peculiar adaptation to the thoughts, studies, and profession dren,” “The Green Old Wood,” “ The Adventists,” of the minister! What if we have an article on
“Sympathy," “ The Uses of Adversity,” “Rain
Drops,” “My Mother's Grave," “ Prepare to Die," “manliness," or a chapter with special fitness to instruct young men, or a sketch or a portrait of general Time," “ King David's Struggle,” “The Almighty's
“ The Christian's Prayer,” “Down the Stream of interest to the Church and public! You will see at
Works," “ From Earth to Heaven," "Little Eddie,” once that it is not apart from the mission of the
" " A Scattered Household,” “The | Repository. What mother would not like to have her sons as well as her daughters love the Repository, Reef," " Bahr-al-Kolsum,” “We Lored Her and
Box of Treasures,” “Discouraged,” “The Coral and feel that they have an interest in it? What sister
She Died," “Prayer," “ The Birth of Jesus," “ Truth but would be proud to know that her magazine is
the Reformer," " A Summer Night,” “God is Here," ! prized by her brother, cultivated and intellectual as
,” “Winter," “ To Aunt Mary,” “The he may be? Nay, it is a mistaken view of the real mission of this eminently home periodical of the
Dead Babe,” “Light,” “Man not Made to Mourn," Church that would narrow its sphere and minify its
“Morning, Noon, and Night," Morning,” and
“ Our Holy Lord.” power. So long as it meets this family want of the
Prose.-“ Church Music,” “Life,” “Memory's Church, it will receive a large and liberal support.
Pictures, "A Mother's Influence,” “Faith and So long, also, the Church, we predict with confidence, Reason,"; « The Burtons," « The Fountain of Youth,” will neither need nor establish any separate monthly Purity and Poetry,” “It was the Will of Provi. having special reference to the family.
dence," " The Darkest Hour Just Before Day," The Plow.-The invention of the plow was, per
“Nobleness of Character," “ Education for Heaven,"
“Our Mother is Dead," “ A Preacher's wife," The haps, nearly coeval with the cultivation of the soil itself. It was know to the ancient Egyptians, also
Sign of the Serpent,” “Safe Enough,” “Hope,” “A to the Greeks and Romans. Indeed, without it the
Word on Tobacco,'
," “Gipsies of Literature,” “Sercultivation of the soil must be very restricted and
mons in Stones,” and “Macaulay.” barren of results. The structure of the plow and DR. Nast's COMMENTARY.—We cheerfully give place the science of plowing have occupied the attention to the following note from Dr. Nast. A note someand challenged the genius of scientific agricultur what to the same purpose was crowded out last ists in all ages. The side-hill, the sub-soil, and the month to make room for some corrections that had steam-plows are to be ranked among the most im- ' been overlooked by our proof-reader. From what
we have seen of this Commentary we are satisfied & scene, Six pairs of eyes trying to see the pictures at once. that it will be not only an exegetical and philosoph
In an instant there were voices exclaiming, “O mother,
mother, here is the editor of the Repository!" “We've got ical, but also a practical work of surpassing value.
the editor's portrait," etc. Apother said, “How pleasant he It bids fair to be the crowning work of a long and
looks; I should n't be afraid to speak to bim." But soon laborious life:
there began to be a little dissent. One thought the editor of Dear Doctor, -Will you permit me to make a brief explana- the Repository was not so old, and another did not believe he tory remark with regard to the article on our Lord's tempta- wore a beard. The reading of the name at the bottom at tion which you kindly honored with a place in the April length dispelled the illusion. But the temporary disappointnumber of the Repository? The apprehension has arisen in ment was relieved and we all felt satisfied when, around the my mind that some of your readers, taking that exposition hearth-stone in the evening, my oldest son read aloud to the as a general specimen of the Commentary I am preparing, family the biographical sketch of Eliphalet Clark, M. D. might draw an unfavorable conclusion with regard to its The reading of that sketch, as well as of the others of men practical character. Let me, therefore, say that the exposi- of distinction in the Church, has had an excellent effect upon tion given in that article appears in the Commentary under my family, especially upon my sons. I really believe they the head of “ Introductory Remarks," which are separate from think more of our loved Church from knowing that there the proper exegetical notes, as well as from the practical are such men in it. My hope and prayer is, that the noble application of the text. Besides, I beg the reader to bear in lessons taught by the lives of such men may not be lost upon mind that few subjects will be likely to give occasion to so them. On the whole, Mr. Editor, I do n't know but we shall metaphysical a treatment as the temptation of our Lord. get along pretty well, even if we fail to get your portrait. Those who feel an interest in the highly-responsible work that has been committed to me, to prepare a Commentary
BAYARD TAYLOR.-One or two pointed allusions for the German people, I can assure that the peculiar ar
made in a former number to Mr. Taylor's lecture on rangement by which all the expounding material is distribu- Humboldt seem to have attracted considerable attented under four distinct rubrics will leave the practical char. tion. We have no qualification, no abatement of acter of the work unaffected by the more critical and philo- those remarks to make. We have a high appreciasophical disquisitions.
tion of Mr. Taylor as a bold and observing traveler, THE POETS AND POETRY OF THE WEST is the title of and also as a writer of travels; also of his literary a volume now in course of publication. It has been talents and his ability as a lecturer. But when he prepared with great labor and research by the inde- † goes out of his way to pander to the tastes of the fatigable librarian of the state of Ohio, William T. baser portion of his audience by making thrusts at Coggesball, Esq. It will contain biographical and the ministerial profession, as reckless as they are critical notices, together with choice selections, and false; when he exalts the religion of reason above will present a complete survey of the literature of that of revelation, and thus makes covert attacks upon the west. The volume will be an octavo of some 500 Christianity, he merits rebuke. Mr. Taylor receives pages, and is to be published by Follett, Foster & Co., more money yearly from the repetitions of a single of Columbus.
lecture than most ministers receive as compensation PRAYER AND CLASS MEETING HYMNS AND Tunes is
for preparing and preaching a hundred different serthe title of a work now in progress of publication at
mons, besides performing heavy and constant pasthe Western Book Concern. It is to be a small 18mo
toral duties. Nay, most of them, make a positive book of about 160 pages, with flexible covers, and
and large pecuniary sacrifice by entering the minisexactly adapted in size and form for the pocket. try. Yet Mr. Taylor speers at them as being actuaBut it has a still better adaptation to its purposes in
ted by sordid motives and shielded only by the garb its contents. The object has been to select the
of pretended sanctity. Mr. Taylor evidently knows
little about the profound problems of revealed relighymns and tunes best adapted to social meetings. Here the lover of sacred music will find the old
ion; yet, with all the flippancy of the most self-aghymns and the old tunes, whose melodies have been
sured egotist, he scoffs at the very idea of any written
revelation or mediator as being essential to access to ringing in bis ears from childhood.
the Father. At least he regards Church, Bible, and Got The Editor's Portrait.-Our correspondents, ministry as quite superfluous for such men as himself perhaps we should say our partial friends, now and and his intimate friend, Humboldt. The thoughtful then call for the editor's portrait. To all these ap- study of the Eclipse of Faith might well lessen the plications we could have no other response than a arrogance of this class of men. At all events, if they, simple negative. But, dear reader, unless you should under the guise of lecturers, choose to sow the seeds give us too much credit for modesty or self-abnega- of skepticism, it is the stern duty of religious jourtion in this matter, we will in the most private and nalists to expose and rebuke them. confidential manner intimate that even personal
Our TINTED Plates are, so far as we know, the vanity may bare had something to do in the case. Somehow our readers have got the notion 'that we
first produced by the same process in the country. are “ decidedly good looking.” Now, if a man has
Usually impressions from steel plates are tinted with this reputation, why should he wish to expose him
the brush. By the new process, adopted if not in
vented by our artist, Mr. Jones, the tints are all self in a manner that might break the charm! All
printed. By this means greater accuracy and more this, however, is only by way of introducing an extract from one who “got the editor's portrait:”
delicate finish are secured. The plates of this de
scription, heretofore issued by us, have been receired Our children have long been inquiring, “Why do n't we
with marked favor. We trust that the picture in the have the editor's portrait?" They want to see the man whu gets up the fine pictures and the interesting reading for
present number will be equally acceptable. It is a them. The other evening, when our ever-welcome visitor | subject that appeals to the feelings of all who have a [the number for February? came, you might have witnessed love for the beautiful in nature or in human life.