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No workmen shall make more holy shall be punished as one that leaves ye days in ye year besides ye Sunday, then work for a whole day. ye Lords of ye mines shall allow them, or He that turned ye hour glasse in a
wrong way shall loose one shilling.
CHINESE PHILOSOPHY. - In ancient times his long visits an entire exemption from court there lived a man Shien. During a travelling etiquette. He had a room to himself in every tour he had occasion to rest the night at a one of the palaces at London, Windsor, and road-house. The weather was insufferably hot, i Osborne, and thither, whenever they wanted and within the room musquitos swarmed by his society, Prince Albert and the Royal chil. thousands. Shien fortunately had provided dren used to come. Stockmar took court life himself with curtains, but unfortunately the very easily. His greatest exertion in this curtains were insufficient to resist the enemy. respect consisted in joining the Royal dinner. His efforts to keep them out were in vain, table when the Queen dined, and even on these sounds of buzzing in unpleasant proximity occasions he, being chilly from bad health, was still continued, and writhing under the intoler- privileged to wear trousers instead of the able torment of their stings, his thoughts official “shorts," which were ill-suited to his transplanted themselves to his own peaceful thin legs. When the Queen had risen from home. He reflected on the spacious halls, table, and after holding a circle had sat down cool couches, and the crowd of handmaids to again to tea, Stockmar would generally be fan and wait on their lord; and, continued he seen walking straight through the drawingto himself, how is it that I should have suf- room and retiring to his apartment, there to fered one moment of ennui in such a paradise ? study his own comfort. That he should sacriWhy leave to seek pleasure and find misery fice the latter to etiquette was not expected of abroad? During these meditations he ob- him, as for months together he was a guest in served the keeper of the post, who had no the house, and his exceptional position was so curtains, pacing the room with the musquitos well recognized, that these deviations from swarming around him. But what seemed to courtly usage did not give offence, even in him inexplicable was that the man still ap- public. When the spring came, Stockmar peared to be in perfect good humour. Shien, suddenly disappeared. He hated taking leave, still writhing in misery, exclaimed: "My good and his room would some fine morning be fellow, you are one hundred times worse off found empty. Then letters would follow him than myself, but how is it that while I am in to Coburg, complaining of his faithlessness, torment of mind you on the contrary seem and the summer generally brought requests
The keeper replied : “Sir, I have that he would soon return. just been recalling to mind the position I was once placed in; when prisoner, bound hand and foot, I was a helpless prey to these murderous insects, unable to move a muscle, they preyed on me with impunity and the agony DIVINE BLESSING. — A good man fearing was unbearable. It was the contrast of that God shall find his blessing upon him. It is horrible period with my present condition that true, that the portion of men fearing God is produced that feeling of contentedness within not in this life; oftentimes he meets with me." Shien was startled by the mine of phi- crosses, afflictions, and troubles in it; his losophy herein unfolded. Would, he thought, portion is of a higher and more excellent state that the world in ordinary life would but daily and condition than this life; yet a man that kecp in mind, and carry out such a principle fears God hath also his blessing in this life, of analogy llow vast then would be the even in relation to his very temporal condition. result to man!
North China Herald. For, either his honest and just intentions and
endeavours are blessed with success and comfort, or if they be not, yet even his crosses and disappointments are turned into a bless
ing; for they make him more humble and less BARON STOCKMAR At Court. — Stockmar cstceming in this present world, and setting had a wife and children in Coburg, but if he his heart upon a better. For it is an ever. spent six months in the year with them it was lasting truth, that all things shall work to. the utmost that he could expect, and some-gether for the best, to them that love and fear times years passed in unbroken separation Almighty God, and therefore, certainly such a from them. But he claimed as a return for ! man is the wisest man. Sir Matthew Hale.
131 II. THE PARISIANS. By Lord Lytton, author of
"The Last Days of Pompeii,” My Novel,”
154 III. THE DEATH OF Mr. Mill. By John Morley, Fortnightly Review,
159 IV. INNOCENT: A Tale of Modern Life. By Mrs.
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164 V. JEREMIAH HORROX,
178 VI. LUTHER AND THE Two STUDENTS,
182 VII. BARON REUTER'S BARGAIN,
185 VIII. THE PERSIAN LANGUAGE,
187 IX. THE SERMONS ON HOSPITAL SUNDAY, . Spectator,
190 POETRY. AT THE GATE, 130 | PERSEVERANCE. By Geo. Herbert,
130 SUMMER AND 'Love,
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AT THE GATE.
Now is the season OUTSIDE the open gate a spirit stood.
Now ye great combat of our flesh and reason : One called : “Come in." Then he : "Ah, if
O help my God
See, they break in
Disbanded humours, sorrows, troops of Sinn But here all cold and darkness dwell with us."
Each wth his rodd. “ Then," said the other, come. The gate is wide."
Lord make Thy Blood But he : "I wait two angels who must guide.
Convert and colour all the other flood I cannot come unto Thee without these;
And streams of grief Repentance first, and Faith Thy face that sees.
That they may bee I weep and call : they do not hear
Julips and cordials when wee call on Thee I never shall within the gate rejoice.”
Ffor some relief. “O heart unwise!" the Voice did answer him,
GEO HERBERT. “I reign o'er all the hosts of Seraphim. Are not these Angels also in My Hand? If they come not to thee 'tis my command. The darkness chills thee, tumult vexes thee,
Or rather as Thou mouedst mee. And fell down, crying, "Lord, I come alone.” "And it was thee I called," the Voice replied, But what shall issue, whether these my words “ Be welcome.” Then Love rose, a mighty tide Shal help another, but my judgment bee; That swept all else away. Speech found no As a burst fouling-peece doth saue ye birds place
But kill the man, is seald wth Thee. But Silence, rapt, gazed up unto that Face; Nor saw two Angels from the radiance glide,
Ffor who can tell, though Thou hast dyde to And take their place forever at his side.
And wedd my soule in glorious paradise;
[bans. SUMMER AND LOVE. When to my heart the air seems full of song, Onely my soule hangs on Thy promises And all the earth is gay with bright-hued Wth face and hands clinging vnto Thy brest : flowers
Clinging and crying, crying wthout cease And sweet with perfumes — in those bounte- Thou art my rock, Thou art my rest. ous hours
Ere with clear eyes and mind I can discern
He that is one
Is none. sight
Two reacheth Thee I see one joy which gone all joys would miss
In some degree :
Nature and Grace
Steele and a flint strike fire,
Witt and desire
Never to Thee aspire,
That wch beleefe
Did not confess in ye first Theefe
His fall can tell,
Ffrom Heaven, through Earth, to Hell.
Lett two of those alone
To them that fall,
Who God and Saints and Angels loose at last :
Hee that has one
From The Quarterly Review. Peter a Farnese or a Borgia, a Gregory, CHARLES, COMTE DE MONTALEMBERT.
a Sixtus, or a Leo, whose crimes and When the Count and Countess of vices, grasping ambition, scepticism, and Montalembert were in England in 1839 immorality, were the scandal of their - when she was in the bloom of her contemporaries. It was still the true, beauty and he in the fulness of his fame the blessed and blessing, the allein - they breakfasted one morning with seligmachende (alone bliss-bestowing) Rogers, who, on their leaving the room, Church, whether labouring for evil or for turned to one of the remaining guests good; whether paving the way for the and said, “ I envy that young man, not Reformation or laying the ground for a for his youth, nor for his fame, nor even reactionary movement against the herefor his handsome wife, but for his faith. tics. In his eyes, to elevate the Church He seems to believe in something, and was to diffuse Christianity, and to aggranthat makes a man really happy.” This dise the Papacy was to elevate the remark was addressed to Rio, the author Church. He could not, or would not, see of “Christian Art,” and the conversation that the Pope who placed his sapdalled having just before turned on a fine speci- foot upon the neck of an Emperor was men of the pre-Raphaelite school deeply | actuated by the self-same ambition and imbued with the religious feeling, there arrogant lust of power as the Emperor can be no doubt as to the description of (Napoleon) who inflicted a series of · faith which struck Rogers. It was a degrading indignities on a Pope. His faint reflection of that deep impulsive whole heart and soul are with St. Copassionate feeling that animated Monta- lumba and the other monks of the West, lembert through life : faith, uncompromis- who first carried the glad tidings of the ing, unhesitating faith in Christianity as Gospel to the rugged isles of which this embodied in the Church, the Holy Cath- empire is made up. Nor was his glowing olic Church, which sat enthroned on the imagination less excited by the great seven hills and (as he thought) was as- deeds and heroic sa of Loyola and serting no more than a rightful claim in his disciples, to whom human happiness eternally parodying the language of and genuine religion were as nought Rienzi, when, unsheathing his maiden compared with the prosperity of that sword, he thrice brandished it to the famous and (pace Prince Bismarck and three parts of the world, and thrice Mr. Arthur Kinnaird) irrepressible Society repeated the extravagant declaration, of Jesus, so aptly compared to a sword “And this, too, is mine." +
with the handle at Rome and the point Montalembert believed equally and everywhere.* implicitly in her divine origin and her
It is a moral problem which we shail beneficial influences, in her purity, vital- not attempt to solve, how he kept the ity, durability, and impeccability. She dark side of the picture out of sight; was the same to him in her triumphs and how he palliated or disguised to himself her trials, in her victories and her defeats, the crying and manifold abuses of the in the noonday splendour and the lurid spiritual power with which ecclesiastical eclipses of her sun. Like the cavalier history is blotted over : how he escaped who was ready to do homage to the crown the strictly logical consequences of his hanging upon a bush, his reverence for convictions: why, in a word, he did not the tiara was in no respect diminished by become a bigot like so many others with its falling on an unworthy head — by finding amongst the successors of St.
The precise words of M. Dupin in 1825 were,
“Une épée dont' la poignée est à Rome et la pointe Memoir of Count de Montalembert, Peer of France, partout.” But the originality of the phrase, like that Depruty for the Department of Doubs. A chapter of of Lord Macaulay's New Zealander, has been imRecent French History. By Mrs. Oliphant, Author pugned, and there is a printed letter of J. B. Rousseau, of "The Life of Edward Irving,” “S. Francis of As- dated March 25, 1716, in which he says, “I have seen sisi," &c. In 2 Volumes. Edinburgh and London, in a little book," "L'Anti-Coton,' that the Society of 1872.
Jesus is a sword, the blade of which is in France and 1 Gibbon, vol. viii. p. 239 Dr. W. Smith's edition. the handle at Rome.”
heads as clear, hearts as warm, and mo- contributed by his friends.* Mrs. Olitives as disinterested as his own. There phant, the author of the work named at is Sir Thomas More, for one, who pre- the head of this article, was personally sided at the torture of a heretic, if he did acquainted with him : she translated two not lend a hand to tighten the rack; and volumes of his “Monks of the West :" the Comte Joseph de Maistre, for another, she wrote with the aid and under the a man of the kindliest and most loving na- sanction of the surviving members of his ture, who, besides proclaiming the hang- family: she had access to the best man the keystone of the social edifice, sources of information, and she has made declared the “Novum Organum to an excellent use of her opportunities. be simply worthy of Bedlam, and the She treads firmly upon difficult ground:
Essay on the Human Understanding” she exercises her own right of judgment to be “all that the absolute want of genius with praiseworthy independence ; and and style can produce most wearisome.” her language is free, clear, and spirited, Montalembert was the very personification although rather rhetorical and diffuse. of candour. He had not a shadow of She has consequently produced a very bigotry: he hated intolerance : he shud- valuable and most interesting Memoir, dered at persecution : he had none of the to which there is only one marked objecarrogance or unbending hardness of the tion : the almost inevitable result of her dogmatist : he was singularly indulgent to own formed habits, her modes of thinkwhat he deemed error: the utmost he would ing, and her sex. She is the author of accept from the temporal power, from the some thirteen or fourteen popular novels, State, was a fair field and no favour : the besides the two “ Lives” mentioned in Church, he uniformly maintained, far her title-page ; and the woman, the novfrom having any natural affinity with des- elist, the religious biographer, may simulpotism, could only blossom and bear taneously be traced in her treatment of fruit in an atmosphere of freedom ; Montalembert : giving an undue preponwhilst liberty, rational liberty, was never derance to the romantic, sentimental and safer than under the protecting shadow sensational elements or aspects of charof her branches
acter, and placing the clerical enthusiast
in broad relief. In the following sketch Nusquam Libertas gratior exstat
our limits forbid it to be more — Quam sub rege pio.
shall endeavour to redress the balance If he waved the consecrated banner of by giving the orator, statesman, author, St. Peter with the one hand, he carried and accomplished man of the world, his La Charte, the emblem and guarantee of due. constitutional government, in the other ; A noble French and a noble Scotch and his life and character would be well race met in the person of Charles Forbes worth studying, if no higher or more use-René de Montalembert, who was born in ful moral could be drawn from them than London on the 15th of May, 1810. The that it is possible to reconcile a dogmatic, Montalemberts can be traced back to the damnatory, exclusive system of belief Crusades, the proudest boast of an with generosity, liberality, Christian ancient family in France. It was one of charity, patriotism, and philanthrophy.
The materials for his life are, fortu- * The best is by M. Fossier in the “Correspondant," nately, ample. Indeed, a memoir might in four parts. See the Numbers for May, June, Sep
tember, and November 1872. be compiled from his journals, letters, The Duke d'Aumale's Eloge on Montalembert, read speeches, introductions to his principal in the Academy on the 4th of this month, did not reach works and other self-revealings, which us till this article was in the press, or we should gladly
have availed ourselves of some of the valuable critical would present most of the essential qual- observations and illustrative traits of character with ities of an autobiography. There are which this remarkable production abounds. numerous incidental allusions in contem
The catalogue raisonné of Montalembert's published
writings, including his pamphlets and contributions to porary publications; and graceful sketch- Reviews, in the "Revue Bibliographique Universelle." es of his career and character have been fills five closely printed pages of small type.