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Gleanings.
To delight in good is the temper and disposition of angels.

REV. J. CLOWES. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. .

AVEREL BEAUMONT. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.

TENNYSON. There is nothing kills faith sooner than pride.

GEORGE MACDONALD. Let discretion make thy teeth a dungeon for thy tongue.

PIERCE EGAN. Every fresh ray of light is a positive gain; the fullest sunlight is only made up of many such.-CHARLES KINGSLEY.

It is a good thing to pray for anything. It is a grand thing to begin to pray.—GEORGE MACDONALD.

I feel certain from experience that single sentences contain the faith of a man's opinions more than pages of talk.

CHARLES KINGSLEY. Evil perishes; it has done its work as a purifying and chastening agent; it dies according to its natural tendency, which is to die. But good is from its very nature and origin immortal.—Miss MULOCH.

Thinkest thou that any human being can say, I have a right to be happy? But the right to make others happy is bestowed upon all, and is the highest privilege awarded by the Creator to His children.

M. BETHAM EDWARDS. I believe with all my heart that the true is the beautiful, and that nothing evil can be other than ugly. If it seems not so, it is in virtue of some good mingled with the evil, and not in the smallest degree in virtue of the evil.-GEORGE MACDONALD.

No man ever prayed heartily without a loving answer-not always what he asked, for the Father knows best what the child needs. Prayer is the spirit's best refreshment; it is the highest conceivable form of poetry; it is converse with God. May I never know a man who never prays, or a woman who never weeps. Prayer is the spirit's sunlight; tears its tender dew.—MORTIMER COLLINS.

The tombs of the Sultans and their families are in the gardens of the mosques which they have constructed under kiosks of marble, overshadowed by trees and perfumed with flowers. Water murmurs in jets near or in the kiosk; and the obligation of remembrance is so immortal amongst the Mussulmans, that I have never passed before one of these tombs without finding nosegays of flowers, freshly plucked, deposited on the door or on the windows of these numerous monuments. -Travels in the East.

Thus, like the light, faith should ever be direct and inflexible; but love, like the heat, should radiate on all sides and meekly adapt itself to the wants of all.-MRS. CHARLES.

Those who gain no experience are those who shirk the King's highway, for fear of encountering Duty seated by the roadside.

GEORGE MACDONALD. Always let an angry man talk on without opposition. Angry men have to be played like large fish; they must be given plenty of room. To interrupt an angry man is only to add fuel to his flame. Let him put on his own coal, and he'll soon burn out. A man soon gets tired of being his own stoker.-Rev. P. B. POWER.

If I Him but have,

If He be but mine,
If my heart hence to the grave

Ne'er forget His love divine

Know I nought of sadness,
Feel I nought but worship, love, and gladness.

If I Him but have,

Glad with all I part,
Follow on my pilgrim staff

My Lord only with true heart,

Leave them, nothing saying,
On bright, broad, and crowded highway straying.

If I Him but have,

Glad I fall asleep;
Aye the flood that His heart gave,

Strength within my heart shall keep;

And with soft compelling
Make it tender, through and through it swelling.

If I Him but have,

Mine the world I hail ;
Glad as cherub smiling grave

Holding back the virgin's veil.

Sunk and lost in seeing
Earthly fears have died from all my being.

Where I have but Him

Is my Fatherland;
And all gifts and graces come

Heritage into my hand;

Brothers long deplored
I in His disciples find restored.

FREIDRICH VON HARDENBERG,

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AUGMENTATION FUND. --The follow. to recommend all the London Socieing report, presented to the last session ties to have collections on Sunday of the General Conference, has been sent the 10th of August, the Sunday to us by the secretary for publication in immediately preceding the assembling our pages :

of Conference, in aid of the Augmenta“In submitting an account of the Fund and the Students' and Ministers' measures taken during the past year Aid Fund. The proportion of such colto promote the interests of the Aug- lections to be given to each fund was mentation Fund, the Council would left to the consideration of each Society. urge the necessity of sustaining as far The London friends recommend that as possible the enthusiasm with which some such plan as this should be the fund was established in 1876. adopted at every session of the General

The importance of this fund can Conference. scarcely be over-estimated.

It is cer- “In the Milland district the prevailtain that the Church cannot prosper ing depression has had the effect of preunless it follow the laws of Divine order. venting any further development of the When the Lord was in the world rais- efforts of the friends in behalf of the ing up a New Church, one of the first fund. The utmost that they have been things He did was to ordain apostles able to do has been to hold the ground and send them forth to preach the truths already gained, and to keep the object of His kingdom. The Lord always in view before the Societies, pending works according to the same laws; and more prosperous times. It is satisfacwhen the New Church sends forth her tory to know that the subscribers in apostles to preach the truths of the this district have so far, in all cases, New Dispensation, she places herself kept up the support which they had within the operation of those laws, and previously given to the cause. The the Lord can then bless her efforts with Birmingham Society had a collection in

We shall then be beginning June in aid of the branch for immediate the work at the right end. To do this use, and the sum of £14, 10s. 4d. was work efficiently, however, the Church re- realized. The Derby Society had a colquires thoroughly capable and educated lection in July in aid of the same branch, men, and such men cannot be obtained which produced the sum of £4, 1s. 6d. if the talented young men of the Church “This committee suggests that a report are unable to see any prospect of reason- should be drawn up and copies of the able support in their work. Charity, same distributed ainong the donors and moreover, manifestly requires that the subscribers, setting forth the whole of stronger and richer Societies should the amounts promised and those paid help those which are as yet in their since the commencement of the moveinfancy.

ment; also showing the amount of aid “The London District Committee re- already given, together with the names ports that at a meeting held in Decem- of the Societies assisted. Such a report, ber last the advisableness of asking for clearly yet concisely given, preceded by collections in the London churches was an address recording the general facts duly considered ; but it was decided that as to the condition of ministers and no steps should be taken until the fin- leaders in small Societies which were ances of the Students' and Ministers' elicited at the preliminary inquiry, Aid Fund, which at that time showed would, it is believed, go far to arouse a a considerable deficit, had been placed more general interest in the cause. in a sound condition.

Donors may be led to become also sub“A special committee, composed of scribers by having the work brought members of all the Societies in Lon- forcibly and tangibly before them ; don, having been appointed to super- while many worthy members of the intend the arrangements for the meet. New Church well able to assist, but ing of Conference at Kensington, it who at present are uncertain as was unanimously resolved at a meet- whether the mode of applying the funds ing of this committee held in July is really effective towards remedying

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the evils complained of, may thus be Mr. Briercliffe

£20 0 encouraged to take their part in the The Misses Greenwood 50 0 effort. This seems the more desirable Mr. T. Gee

5 0 now, as we may fairly hope that the Mr. J. Tiplady

5 0 0 returning tide of material prosperity Mr. W. Howe

2 10 0 will soon be setting in, and therefore Next to Kearsley the largest interest that a more general response may has been manifested at Radcliffe, where shortly be expected to the appeals made £22, 17s. 9d. has been contributed. in this behalf.

“The committee regret that this ear. “In the Western district the Bath nest action should be thus far confined Society has had the subject under con. to a few. The principle of an Augmen. sideration, and has forwarded a contri. tation Fund is that of a general support. bution of £1 to the fund.

Its aim is to enlist the sympathies and “In Yorkshire the committee has ap- to unite the endeavours of all the pealed to the various Societies for help churches in one great effort to provide in this work, and the Bradford Society for the preaching of the Word and the has responded with a contribution of orderly administration of the sacra£6, 2s. 104d. taken at a collection in ments in the churches which are not May last, and the Society at York has yet able to make suitable provision for also contributed the sum of £1. It has their ministers. The limiting of this not been found possible to hold any effort makes the movement feeble and public meetings in reference to the ineffective, and is also discouraging to fund.

those who are forward to help. The “From Scotland the committee re- Council trust, therefore, that in the ports that no public meetings have been future the contributions to the fund will held, but that collectors have been ap- be more general than in the past. pointed in the various Societies. Glas

RICHARD STORRY, Chairman. gow has sent in reply the sum of £23,

E. WHITEHEAD, Secretary." 3s., and Edinburgh has contributed £1.

"The work of interesting the Church As showing the need of a more in the Lancashire district in this fund thoughtful consideration of the labours has fallen mainly to the Rev. R. Storry. of ministers, and a more liberal conThe District Committee held a meeting tribution towards their proper support, in the church in Peter Street, Manches- we give the following from the Christer, and adopted a resolution appoint- tian World:ing the several members of the com- "In an address on "The Minister's mittee collectors of the fund in the Home,' delivered before the London Societies they represented. No marked Congregational Board of Ministers, the results seem to have followed this action. Rev. Henry Simon referred to some of The principal effort has been made at the troubles arising to the minister from Kearsley, where from the first the fund a too limited income. The following has been heartily supported. At the pointed remarks are worthy of note : request of the committee of this Society In a large church I know,' said Mr. Mr. Storry visited the Society, preaching Simon, one fairly rich member of an two sermons on the Sunday, when col- inquisitive turn of mind thought one lections were made, and attending a day that he should like to look into meeting on the Monday evening, which his own givings to his pastor ; and he was also addressed by the treasurer of hit upon the interesting discovery that Conference, by the Revs. Messrs. Mac, 23d. for each service on Sunday, and kereth and Tansley, and by several nothing for any other service during members of the Society. The collec. the week, was the precious, very pretions on the Sunday, aided by two dona- cious, amount of his contributions. "At tions of £25 each, amounted to £60. the lowest computation it would cost The donations were for the support of him 7d. a week to have his boots an additional student, and the addi- blacked—a single pair. I must say, tional £10 was divided between these however, that he forthwith increased eminent uses. In addition to these the the amount. This is the rate of payfollowing private subscriptions were ment which some ople—I do not say made for the Augmentation Fund :- all—who live in the greatest luxury

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teries of the kingdom of God. Some however, have been strained to the utfew of our brethren have enough and most in order to enable them to secure to spare ; and silver teapots, busts of the best legal help for the prosecution themselves, easy chairs, study tables, of their claims before the Government trips to the Mediterranean, Egypt, Jeru. tribunals, they are very much in need salem, and Jericho, and sundry other of help from their brethren abroad. The things, are not unfrequently added to Committee on Foreign and Colonial their ample store by their admiring and Missions therefore express their earnest admirable congregations. "To him that wish that the brethren in Great Britain, hath shall be given.' But the majority by their liberal contributions, will enof our brethren are simply, miserably, able them to comply with the instrucand shamefully paid ; and this not tions of Conference, and send to Vienna always because the church is poor, but a tangible proof of the love and esteem because the conscience of the church is in which we hold our brethren there. not awake to its duty and privilege, or As to the Rev. A. Boyesen, he conelse because it is officered by men with tinues to labour in his own indefatigable no liberality in their bones.

way for the spread of the doctrines of

the New Church in Sweden, Norway, COLONIAL AND FOREIGN MISSIONS.- and Denmark. In addition to his pas. The following circular has been issued toral duties at Stockholm and his misto the various New Church Societies, sionary tours through Sweden, where and we commend it to the consideration he meets with great success, he has of our readers :

finished his translation of the “ True "DEAR SIR, -The undersigned desires Christian Religion” into the Danish to direct your attention to the following language, and is now engaged in transminutes passed by Conference at its last lating the “ Apocalypse Revealed” into session in London :

the same language. He has also written “Minute 60. — Resolved, That the and published a liturgy and hymn-book Conference desires to express its heart- and a doctrinal manual for the use of felt congratulations to the brethren in the brethren in Sweden, thus giving a Vienna on the manifestation of Divine strong evidence of his indomitable enProvidence in their having regained ergy in the spread of the Lord's New their freedom of worship, and the pro- Church. As he has a large family to perty of which they had been deprived provide for in the expensive town of by the authorities ; and also that their Stockholm, and as the support which proceedings have resulted in the same the friends in Stockholm are able to freedom which they have obtained for give to him is inadequate for his daily themselves being extended to other wants, the Committee of Foreign and Christian bodies. The Conference in- Colonial Missions earnestly hope that structs the Committee on Foreign and you will help them to raise the sum of Colonial Missions to raise, if possible, £30, which they resolved to endeavour the sum of £30 during the ensuing year to raise for Mr. Boyesen. for the purpose of assisting the Rev. At the last meeting of the committee Herman Peisker in the exercise of his a letter was read from the Rev. A. ministerial functions.

Schiwek, who has collected the first “Minute 62. Resolved, That the Polish New Church Society in MoveConference has heard with great plea. then, East Prussia, and who is also minsure of the continued prosperity of the istering to a German Society in the same cause of the New Church in Sweden in place. His German Society numbers general, and in Stockholm in particular, thirty-one, and his Polish Society eleven and it instructs the Committee on communicants. The Rev. A. Schiwek Foreign and Colonial Missions to con- has been ordained by the German New tinue their support of the Rev. A. Church Conference, and receives from Boyesen.”

them assistance to the amount of £15. From the first of these resolutions you He received the doctrines of the New will see that our friends in Vienna are Church thirty years ago when the work able again, under the leadership of their on "Heaven and Hell” came into his devoted minister, Mr. Peisker, to labour hands. This he read over many times, in the establishment of the Lord's New believing every word which he read; Church in Austria. As their resources, but as he lived in a far out-of-the-way

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