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daughter come in. He turned round He hastened away from the Rectory sharply, and there on the floor of the and down the village street, taking the room, curtseying to the ladies, stood the road home mechanically, but otherwise ex-barmaid of the Choughs. His first im- wholly unconscious of roads and men. pulse was to hurry away—she was look- David, who was very anxious to speak to ing down, and he might not be recog- him about Harry, stood at his door nised ; his next, to stand his ground, making signs to him to stop in vain, and take whatever might come. Mary and then gave chase, calling out after went up to her and took her hand, say- him, till he saw that all attempts to ing that she could not go away without attract his notice were useless, and so coming to see her. Patty looked up to ambled back to his shop-board much answer, and, glancing round the room, troubled in mind. caught sight of him.

The first object which recalled Tom He stepped forward, and then stopped at all to himself was the little white and tried to speak, but no words would cottage looking out of Englebourn copse

Patty looked at him, dropped towards the village, in which he had Mary's hand, blushed up to the roots of sat by poor Betty's death-bed. The her hair as she looked timidly round at garden was already getting wild and the wondering spectators, and, putting tangled, and the house seemed to be unher hands to her face, ran out of the inhabited. He stopped for a moment back door again.

and looked at it with bitter searchings of “ Lawk a massy! what ever can ha’ heart. Here was the place where he cum to our Patty ?” said Mrs. Gib- had taken such a good turn, as he had bons, following her out.

fondly hoped—in connexion with the “I think we had better go,” said then inmates of which he had made the Mr. Porter, giving his arm to his daugh- strongest good resolutions he had ever ter, and leading her to the door. “Good made in his life perhaps. What was bye, Katie ; shall we see you again at the good of his trying to befriend anyBarton ?”

body? His friendship turned to a blight; “I don't know, uncle," Katie an- whatever he had as yet tried to do for swered, following with Mrs. Porter in a Harry had only injured him, and now state of sad bewilderment.

how did they stand ? Could they ever Tom, with his brain swimming, got be friends again after that day's disout a few stammering farewell words, covery? To do him justice, the probable which Mr. and Mrs. Porter received ruin of all his own prospects, the sudden with marked coldness as they stepped coldness of Mr. and Mrs. Porter's looks, into their carriage. Mary's face was and Mary's averted face, were not the flushed and uneasy, but at he things he thought on first, and did not scarcely dared to steal a look, and to her trouble him most. He thought of Harry, was quite unable to speak a word. and shuddered at the wrong he had done

Then the carriage drove off, and he him as he looked at his deserted home. turned, and found Katie standing at his The door opened and a figure appeared. side, her eyes full of serious wonder. It was Mr. Wurley's agent, the lawyer His fell before them.

who had been employed by farmer My dear Tom,” she said, “What is Tester in his contest with Harry and his all this? I thought you had never seen mates about the pound. The man of Martha ?

law saluted him with a smirk of scarcely “So I thought-I didn't know-I concealed triumph, and then turned into can't talk now-I'll explain all to you the house again and shut the door, as if -don't think very badly of me, Katie he did not consider further communica-God bless you !" with which words he tion necessary or safe. Tom turned with strode away, while she looked after him a muttered imprecation on him and his with increasing wonder and then turned master, and hurried away along the

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Lynch lay above him, and he climbed out bravely towards Barton, and began the side mechanically and sat himself to consider what was to be done. again on the old spot.

eyes rested on the rectory. That was He sat for some time looking over the the first place to begin with. He must landscape, graven on his mind as it was set himself right with Katie-let her by his former visit, and bitterly, oh, how know the whole story. Through her he bitterly ! did the remembrance of that could reach all the rest, and do whatever visit, and of the exultation and triumph must be done to clear the ground and which then filled him, and carried him start fresh again. away over the heath with a shout to- At first he thought of returning to her wards his home, come back on him. He at once, and rose to go down to Englecould look out from his watch-tower no bourn. But anything like retracing his longer, and lay down with his face steps was utterly distasteful to him just between his hands on the turf, and then. Before him he saw light, dim groaned as he lay.

enough as yet, but still a dawning; But his good angel seemed to haunt towards that he would press, leaving the place, and soon the cold fit began to everything behind him to take care of pass away, and better and more hopeful itself. So he turned northwards, and thoughts to return. After all, what had struck across the heath at his best pace. he done since his last visit to that place The violent exercise almost finished his to be ashamed of? Nothing His

cure, and his thoughts became clearer attempts to do Harry service, unlucky and more hopeful as he neared home. as they had proved, had been honest. He arrived there as the household were Had he become less worthy of the love going to bed, and found a letter waiting which had first consciously mastered for him. It was from Hardy, saying him there some four weeks ago? No; that Blake had left him, and he was he felt, on the contrary, that it had now thinking of returning to Oxford, already raised him, and purified him, and would come for his long-talked-of and made a man of him. But this last visit to Berkshire, if Tom was still at discovery, how could he ever get over home and in the mind to receive him. that? Well, after all, the facts were Never was a letter more opportune. just the same before ; only now they had Here was the tried friend on whom he come out. It was right that they should could rely for help and advice and symhave come out ; better for him and for pathy — who knew all the facts too every one that they should be known from beginning to end! His father and and faced. He was ready to face them, mother were delighted to hear that they to abide any consequences that they should now see the friend of whom he might now bring in their train. His had spoken so much ; so he went up heart was right towards Mary, towards stairs, and wrote an answer, which set Patty, towards Harry--that he felt sure Hardy to work packing his portmanteau of. And, if so, why should he despair of in the far west, and brought him speedily either his love or his friendship coming to the side of his friend under the lee to a bad end ?

of the Berkshire hills. And so he sat up again, and looked

To be continued.

THE LOST EXPEDITION.

BY THOMAS HOOD.

LIFT-lift, ye mists, from off the silent coast,

Folded in endless winter's chill embraces;
Unshroud for us awhile our brave ones lost !

Let us behold their faces !

In vain—the North has hid them from our sight;

The snow their winding sheet,-their only dirges
The groan of ice-bergs in the polar night

Racked by the savage surges.
No Funeral Torches with a smoky glare

Shone a farewell upon their shrouded faces ;-
No monumental pillar tall and fair

Towers o'er their resting places.
But Northern Streamers flare the long night through

Over the cliffs stupendous, fraught with peril,
Of ice-bergs, tinted with a ghostly hue

Of amethyst and beryl.
No human tears upon their graves are shed-

Tears of Domestic Love, or Pity Holy ;
But snow-flakes from the gloomy sky o'erhead,

Down-shuddering, settle slowly.
Yet History shrines them with her mighty dead,

The hero-seamen of this isle of Britain,
And, when the brighter scroll of Heaven is read,

There will their names be written !

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The Rev. Dr. Pears, a well-known cler- they collectively assume

they collectively assume towards the gyman of the Evangelical school, in

rest of the Church ; and what are the a visitation sermon preached last June, prospects of the party which is under and lately published, expresses himself their direction. It is in the existence as follows: “ Of all misfortunes which of a healthy republic of intellect that

may happen to the Church, none surely much of the freedom of a nation lies; “ is more disastrous than that the clergy and that it contributes to this, by ap“should be behind their age; that, pealing to the judgment of the laity, is “ while the laity, led by a few eager and the benefit, and the only benefit, which “ active intellects, are pushing on into the polemic warfare of the clergy can new fields of inquiry, every day

bestow. widening the range of speculation, and For, in regard of its original princi

venturing on ground before thought ples, those which gave it power and “ dangerous or untenable, the appointed success, the Evangelical party seems at

guides and teachers of the people first sight to have outlived its work. It “ should be found toiling far in the rear,

started with certain ideas, proposed certreading the old worn path of defini- tain springs of action, of which it would “tions and dogmas, or aiming pointless not be entirely true to say that it is not “shafts at positions which have been still in possession, but of which it is “ long since abandoned.” Bearing this undeniable that it has no longer a undoubted truth in view, it may be monopoly.

monopoly. The impulse has spread ; ; worth while to examine in an impartial the waves have widened till their centre spirit what the present position of the has faded from view. If now an artifiEvangelical clergy is ; how far they have cial attempt be made to retain the infludeveloped, how far mistaken, the prin- ence which was then so beneficial, and ciples upon which the great religious which, having served its legitimate use, movement of the end of last century has to some extent decayed, the attempt was based ; what is the attitude which must fail, as will fail all other attempts

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to procure or keep power on false pre- of neglect and hatred Cecil and Newton tences; nor will the case be better, if made men young again with visions of any new principles are set up as sub- great aims and destinies, and Wilberstitutes for the old, and props for a fall- force spoke bravely and calmly of the ing party. The principles of which the strange experiences of the new life. Evangelical school was at first the ex- How has this spirit prevailed? How positor were chiefly two: it gave promi- far has it altered ? How far has it been nence to the intimate individual relation supplanted by forms, and its motives of of each person to the unseen world; and action petrified into prejudices? It is a it insisted strongly on the distinction sad and strange law which makes the between membership of the visible second generation invariably seize on the Church and the inner and mysterious accidents, instead of the substance, of communion within and independent of the things which ennoblel the first. It it. It was with these two subjects that is true, indeed, that the one principle of all sermons were then filled, all social individual religious life did assert itself unions coloured, all missions inspired ; so thoroughly that, while no party has and it was by them that men's hearts lost it, all have gained much of its inwere excited to a new and wonderful fluence : beyond this, what has the life. There were then no tests of ortho- present Evangelical party to show which doxy, no signing of articles, no appeal will distinctively exhibit its character, to the sentence of the multitude ; even and give it a right to perpetuate itself on the most serious topics, as whenever to the disunion of the Church? The a great cause is being promoted, there party is remarkable at present chietly was not unanimity of thought. They for three things ;-its social theories, its had then no journals of sectarian war- polemic organization, and its philanfare, no shibboleths of personal adhe- thropic activity. Besides this, it takes rence ; it was the spirit, and not the a very marked line on intellectual subletter, that made alive. The memoirs jects, and pretends to a severity of conof Wesley, Grimshaw, and Wilberforce servatism on points of doctrine. In are full indeed of questions of doctrine; each of these topics it may be interestbut it was on those greater realities that ing to trace, where it is still traceable, all the questions hung. Venn, of Hud- the results of the original motive power, dersfield, says, in a letter dated August especially with regard to the attitude of 12, 1778 : “ But never, on any account, the clergy, before offering a judgment on

dispute. Debate is the work of the the position of the party collectively. “ flesh. No one is ever found disputing Perhaps that fatal law of the petri“ about such external matters" (the faction of a principle into a canon is question was one of baptism)

nowhere more evident than in the social “sorrow for sin, till love for Christ, and theories of the Evangelical party. With communion with Him,

them separation from “ the world” was parted from the heart entirely, or very at first recommended, as it was to the “ much enfeebled.” Even Simeon, in early Christians, not as a valuable rule 1829, writes, “I have neither taste nor of life, but as almost a necessity of their “ talent for controversy ; nor do I on being. It was not asceticism ; it was “the whole envy those by whom such not Puritanism ; it was not a code of • taste and talent are possessed.” It is behaviour binding clergy chietiy, laity important to observe this feature of the partially. Macaulay's keen remark on new sect, which worked its way by the the objection of the Puritans to bullinnate strength of its principles, not by baiting is well known: they objected, the force of its associations, the nobility not because it gave pain to the bull, but of its chairmen of meetings, or the cir- because it yave pleasure to the spectator. culation of its Thersitean prints. There But it was a ditlerent principle from this are many now who remember its later which animated Romaine, and Berridge, years; who could tell how in the midst and Talbot. They had no difficulties as

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to where to draw the line between “person of spiritual religion ; indeed carnal and lawful amusements, - be- “ the father had no scruple about a tween “worldly vanity" and necessary game at cards, and the mother,” &c. intercourse with men. They simply All Evangelical people may drink wine; felt that they were a peculiar people, but clergymen, at all events, must not and their life was a sanctified one. Such smoke. Works of fiction are to some a principle as this must, at the first extent countenanced, though under attempt to reduce it to a code, result in protest. With respect to music, opinion utter failure. Wesley could well say, is not accurately formed. The oratorio and without affectation, to his followers, is the debated ground; and a dignitary You have no more business to be of the Church was loudly attacked a few gentlemen than to be dancing-masters." years since for having attended Exeter Cecil writes, “ It is a snare to a minister Hall in the evening. The chief reli“ when in company to be drawn cut to gious organ of the party is constantly “ converse largely on the state of the engaged in publishing the names of “ funds and the news of the day ;” and clergymen,—and even the families of urges that such conversation gives a clergymen,—who have lately been preconsequence to these nursuits which

sent at balls, a practice in which it is “ does not belong to them.” This is not pleasant to be obliged to confess the very spirit of the apostles ; in our that some leading Evangelical ministers own day it appears only in a setting of are little behind it. “Do you find there external ordinances, and such advice as the godly ?” says one, alluding to balls; that of Mr. Ryle,—“ A minister ought “I think not.” (Sermon on Gal. vi. 15.) “not to spend a whole evening in speak- Now it would clearly be of no use here “ing merely of politics. ... I do not to argue that to create an artificial sepa

mean to say we ought to be preaching ration between one part of the Church “ in every room we enter; but,” &c. and the rest is a system totally opposed What now remains of that old spirit is to the constitution of man and the idea simply a set of practical rules directed of Christianity; that it is directly against some of the most popular amuse- contrary to the custom of the early ments of the day, and enforced with an Church, and the precepts of the apostles; arbitrary severity of which the rest of that it creates vast ill-feeling, and still the community is little aware. It is vaster jealousy and censoriousness. It thought wrong, for example, for those would be of still less use to prove that who profess a religious life to cultivate it is entirely repugnant to the principles the drama in any form, except that of of the Church service, and inconsistent reading Shakspeare ; to attend horse- with the very words of the Liturgy. races-regattas are allowed—or evening But, in looking at the present position of parties where there is dancing, there the body which professes these views, it being no objection to “at homes." is impossible not to see that it is in this Some out of door games are lawful : code of ordinances, more than in any clergymen, however, must not play other point, that they exhibit a falling cricket or follow game. One of Lord off from their original moving force ; Palmerston's bishops, it is stated in a that they conciliate least respect, and weekly journal, not long ago refused secure most enemies; that they do least to admit a candidate to orders until he good to others, and produce most disgave a distinct pledge to give up shoot- loyalty amongst those of their own ing. In the evening, all may play chess, number who obey in practice the laws or minor games of chance ; but the more against which in their hearts they rebel. intellectual rubber is strictly forbidden. The creed of social intercourse of The Rev. W. Mackenzie, in his sketch which we have been speaking is susof Bickersteth's life, expresses this curi- tained partly by the inherent vitality ously enough : “ It could not be said which seems to attach most signally to " that either father or mother was all formal legislation when the spirit

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