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quired of others about Dr. Hodge, they be the better for enduring. And the would say “ How is Charlie ?”
church and the world would benefit by At the semi centennial of his connec- the experience. Such training the song tion with the Princeton Seminary a of the church in Scotland get. Would great crowd assembled to do him honor. to God that every one of His ministers By that time three thousand ministers had it ! had sat at his feet, and regarded him as their spiritual father. He was too in- In the article of the last number of firm to sit up during the whole of the the GUARDIAN entitled “The Funeral festive services. On a sofa in the pul- in Nain," on page 361, we erroneously pit he was lying down. When Presi- credited Henry Kirk White with a few dent Woolsey, of Yale College, told bow lines of poetry, which the reader will he had loved this friend of his youth find in Wordsworth's Excursion. We during fifty years, Dr. Hodge rose confess that in this case we have been up and kissed him. “How do you caught napping, and hasten to make stand all that ?” asked one, when elo- the proper correction. And we furtherquent eulogies were spoken ; he said : more thank a worthy clerical reader, "Why, it seems to me they are talking who has kindly called our attention to about some other man. Fearing that it. He adds: "I fully agree
you the excitement might overtax his feeble that the sentiment of the verse is not in powers, he was asked towards the close harmony with the teaching of God's of the services how he felt. Laughing, Word. It is, however, in harmony be said: “I never felt so mean in all my with the teachings of not a few sermons life.”
preached at the funerals of infants." Conflicts and hindrances manfully What the GUARDIAN says of Kirk met and overcome help to give the hard. White's talents and character, and of ness of a brave soldier to individual the heresy of the poetry in question, is character. The history of Church and true, only he is not the author of it. State show that a large portion of the brightest, best, and most useful men in prominent and obscure places fought
Over Land and Sea, their way out of poverty up into grand characters. Many a youth performed
BY EDWIN A. GERNANT. day labor, taught school, or toiled at the mechanic's bench in order to pro
XV. Am Genfer See. cure the needed money to obtain an education. Many have walked hundreds To the thousand and one attractions of miles in going to and returning from of a country like Switzerland, a country college and boarded themselves, the which never grows old, and of which no enduring of which trials forned not the pen can ever hope to make a description least important part of their education. in all respects faithful and satisfactory, Such, too, Charles Hodge endured. distance serves only to contribute an His father died when he was six ever-increasing enchantment.
Like a months old, leaving bim and his brother, beautiful panorama ber lakes and mouneighteen months older, to the care of tains passed in succession before us, leatheir mother, with scanty means of ving impressions that can never be support. That lone mother, by her own wbolly lost. Since our return we have exertions, gave those two sons their experienced but one regret concerning academic, collegiate, and professional our visit to this historic Alp-guarded reeducation. The older son became a public, namely, that time did not permit great Doctor of Medicine; the younger a more intimate and continued acquaintbecame a great Doctor of Divinity- ance with her matchless wonders. Up Charles Hodge. The struggles of child to the last she maintained that same rare hood and youth through which, without fascination with which her crags and help from church or friends, he was peaks from the very beginning enborne into the ministry weregood for him. chained us. Still, we cannot but acknowWhat she did for him, every mother may ledge that the five days spent in Geneva, do: what he endured, every student would with its quieter beauty and warmer
clime, prepared us in great measure for blue color, reminding one of the Medithe Italian excursion immediately suc- terranean. Sir Humphrey Davy supceeding. The city of the great Reformer posed this to be owing to the presence is neither Swiss, nor French,nor Italian, of large quantities of iodine, a theory, but combines, in greater or less degree, however, not universally endorsed by some of the peculiar characteristics of Swiss scientists. The great size of the these three nationalities.
lake, as compared with similar bodies It was nearly noon when we left Lau- in Switzerland, has induced more genesappe. After a three hours' run across ral navigation. Now and then one may the most extensive, and in some respects discover the graceful lateen sails of the the most charming of all the Swiss lakes Archipelago, commonly known our little steamer lay moored near “goose-wings." Along the banks, fer
tile and vine-clad, towns and villages "— the blue rushing of the arrowy Rhone.” enliven the scene.
The mountains ap
pear less rugged and threatening, notDirectly in front of us rises the National withstanding the nearness of Mont Blanc Monument erected in memory of the and other celebrated peaks. union in 1814 of the little state of Ge
The Rhone is spanned by numerous neva with the other cantons of the Con- bridges, beneath which the river rushes federation. A moment later, and from violently as though eager to be at rest. the beautiful grounds of the adjoining Here and there, alongside of the boiling Jardin du Lac we look out upon the blue waters, washerwomen in crowds of lovely expanse of Lake Leman's placid ten or twenty are to be seen, busy at waters now silvering in the western sun. work, rubbing, wringing, and rinsing;
There has been no limit to the en- the muscles of their sturdy arms swellthusiasm of this celebrated inland sea's ing like whip.cords as they lean over the distinguished votaries. "Geneva," says low wooden balustrade which edges the Alexander Dumas," sleeps like an East- stream. These bridges, of which there ern queen above the banks of the lake, are six, connect the old and new portions her head reposing on the base of Mount of the city and form one of its most atSaleve, her feet kissed by each advan- tractive features. The Pont du Mont civg wave.' With boasting pride Vol. Blanc is the highest and handsomest of taire exclaims—"Mon Lac est le pre- them all. From the Quai of the same mier." Byron indulges in some of his name one may obtain a more or less purest flights when descanting on its complete view of that group of the Alps beauties. In the third canto of Childe of which Mont Blanc is most famous. Harold's Pilgrimage he sings as follows: Indeed many travelers content them
selves with this glimpse of the monarch “Clear placid Leman! thy contrasted lake
of snow-clad peaks, and we did not feel With the wild world I dwell in is a thing
disposed to furnish in ourselves an Which warns me with its stillness, to forsake Earth's troubled water for a purer spring."
ception to the general rule. Only once
or twice, however, were we certain that And again, when be tells of “sweet Cla- it was really the mountain which we berens, birthplace of deep love,” who does held, and every day our landlady pronot recall the passionate lines with mised us a clearer and fuller view on which he celebrates Rousseau's kiss- ze morrow." Still, at least one of the rewarded retreat:
peaks of the Mont Blanc chain was
nearly always visible, and since many “He who hath loved not, here would learn that of these are by no means inconsiderable lore,
in size, (the Aiguilles du Midi for And make his heart a spirit; he who knows example) our searching eyes were seldom That tender mystery, will love the more, disappointed. For this is love's recess;
Commercially, Geneva is celebrated
for its watches and music boxes. It has Here the Rhone Hath spread himself a couch, the Alps have been estimated that the city produces no reared a throne."
less tban one hundred thousand of each
of these annually. Many of our readers The waters of the lake are of a deep will remember the time when to have a
Swiss watch was to bave a treasure inval. Switzerland. His sermon is blasphedable. Latterly, American watches have mous from beginning to end, and as he come to be generally regarded as the very scoffs at the Bible and ridicules the creed best in the market, and even fashion, for of the church his face grows dark with once has yielded to fact. Geneva watches the fierceness of his hatred for the estaare, however, still highly esteemed. Their blished order. In bold and ringing size makes them the especial favorite, tones he exalts poor human reason and among ladies, and they are certainly one prophesies the speedy downfall of orthoof the most de-irable memorials of a visit doxy. The days of the Christian myth to Geneva. In the manufacture of mu- are numbered and faith in the Incarnate sical boxes, on the contrary, the city Sou of God, faith in that which science acknowledges no such overshadowiog has proved an impossibility, will soon rivalry. She continues to enjoy the take its place among the follies of the deserved monopoly of the trade, and pro- past. A very Mephistopheles he seems, duces iustruments of every grade of defiling the sanctuary of the most High excellence, varying in price from five and offering strange fires upon the altar francs to seven thousand francs. As of that God whom he affects to despise. might be expected the most expensive Alas ! scepticism preys upon the very boxes very elaborate in style vitals of this otherwise blessed people. and workmanship. A fourteen hun. | Rousseau has indeed become the tutelary dred dollar instrument will play deity of beautiful Geneva, and a tidal about furty - five tunes, with volume wave of infidelity threatens to swamp sufficient to fill a large hall. Besides the institutions of Switzerland. True, the regular" box,” if such it may always there are many who still adhere to the he called (for some of them are in size good old faith, but the rationalistic party and shape not unlike a square-grand have proved themselves wiser than the piano,) there are all sorts of fanciful children of light. Here in the glorious music-making surprises and curiosi- fastnesses of nature the devil wars most ties. “ There are musical chairs, which successfully against nature's God. play when you sit down upon them, mu- Such a state of spiritual night among sical decanters, which strike up a merry many of our own church people, was air, such as “The Flowing Bowl," when truly distressing, but through all the you pour anything out of them, musical gloom the rising star of a triumphing snuff boxes, musical Aower-pots, and church can already be discerned. Since musical toys of every description." our return Geneva has, indeed, largely re
Our second day in Geneva was to us deemed herself. Across the seas comes the of unusual though painful interest. It most cheering news. During several years is Sunday morning. Crossing the Rbone past a compromise between the opposing and ascending the Cour St. Pierre let us factions in the ecclesiastical board of the enter the Cathedral. Surely here in the canton had prevailed, in virtue of which very church where John Calvin once the rationalists held services alternately proclaimed the gospel of Christ, and in with the orthodox .party whenever a the city where he realized his dream of congregatiou was thus unfortunately dia church-state we may hope to hear the vided. Lately, however, at the instance faith of the fathers preached in its purity. of the former who counted without their The Reformed is the established church host, the general subject was submitted of Switzerland, the pastors being appoint to the suffrages of the people. A large ted by the officers of the state delegated vote was polled. The peasantry Alocked to such spiritual supervision. A black- in on all sides. The whole canton was robed figure ascends the pulpit and, look- thoroughly alive to the importance of ing nervously about him, siis down in the trial, and the result showed a comthe very same chair once used by the plete rout of the sceptics. A majority great Reformer. Pastor and congregation of twenty thousand has vindicated the unite in the prescribed liturgical service. fair fame of the canton of Geneva. Not until the former rises to preach do The afternoon service in the cathedral we discover the awful visitation which was in French-that of the morning. had calls such a man the minister of God, re- been in German-avd this we were told vealing the present, crying curse of was conducted by another minister, and for the benefit of those of he congrega- in culture, refinement, consistency and tion who adhered to the faith of the moral self-control. Both were headchurch. On our way back to the Place strong and will-strong, but Calvin was des Alpes we turned aside into the Rue more open to argument and less obstide Chauvines and took a peep at No. Date. He had po children to write to 11, the house of Calvin, in which he and to play with around the Christmas lived from 1543 until bis death in 1564. tree, like Luther, but he appears to An unpretentious stone building, long better advantage in his relations with since practically forgotten by the Gepe- men and women He treated them, even vese, it bad evidently been neglected and the much younger Beza, Ås equals, overmuch changed. We were not a little looked minor differences, and in correctdisappointed to find the home of the ing their faults expected manly frankgreat Reformer thus indifferent to the dess from them in return; while Luther memory of him who, wore than any growing more irritable and overbearing other, had given it a claim to undring with advancing years, made even Mefame as the Protestant Rome of the XVI. lanchthon tremble and fear.” A vear century. But men are not to be judged before Luther's death, in 1545, Calvin by such narrow considerations of time sent him a letter in which we find these and place. Calvin belongs not to Genoble and touching words : “ If I could neva but to the world. The principles only fly to you and enjoy your society, for which he contended will live forever, even for a few hours! But since this and are to-day the birthright of hundreds privilege is not granted to me on earth, of thousands of pious souls. Though we I hope I may soon enjoy it m the kingmay not be willing to endorse many of dom above. Farewell, most illustrious his peculiar views, though in some man, most excellent minister of Christ, respects we may even regret that his and father forever venerable to me. disposition was so uncompromising and May the Lord continue to guide you by firm, still no fair mind can ever refuse His Spirit to the end für ihe common to render bim just praise for the good good of His Church.” One cannot but which he accomplished, for the great work love the man who could write thus to his which he performed. Theologically his avowed and violent opponent, por yet services to Christanity can hardly be fail to regret that such was the fierce overestimated. He has frequently and hatred of the latter that, as the historian deservedly been called “the Aristotle of relates, even Melanchthon was afraid to Protestantism, the peer of Augustine and hand this letter to the old lion on account Thomas Aquinas." Lord Lytton refers of his excited state of feeling against the to him as the loftiest of reformers, one Swiss. Calvin died in the very prime whose influence has been the most wide of a useful and vigorous manhood, beand lasting. Wherever property is se- loved and mourned by all who had cure, wherever thought is free, you trace known him. Though known to have the inflexible, inquisitive, unconquerable been buried in the little cemetery on soul of Calvin.” The greatest minds of Plainpalnis, his grave remains uuidentihis own generation as well as of more re-fied, for he had forbidden the erection of cent times, have borne testimony to his any monument to his memory. But his transcendent ability, even his most bitter work lives on. To the above brief referantagonists recognizing " his prominence ence to his life and labor we may yet be among the systematic divipes and exe- permitted to add in conclusinna quotation getes of all ages." Melanchthon did not from the Roman Catholic bistorian, hesitate to call him the Theologian, rank- Kampschulte's admirable eulogy ou his ing him with Gregory of Nazianzen. His world-celebrated INSTITUTES. · Sein personal character challenges the most Lehrbuch der christlichen Religion searching inquiry. Renan feels bimself bringt die kirchliche Revolution in ein constrained to acknowledge him as “the System, das durch logische Schaerfe, most Christian man of bis generation.” Klarheit des Gedankens, ruecksichtslose Says Dr. Schaff: “He lacked the good Consequenz, die vor nichts zurueck bebt, vature, the genial humor, the German doch heute unser Staunen und unsere Gemuethlichkeit, the overflowing hu- Bewunderung erregt. Es ist ohne Frage manity of Luther, but he surpassed him das hervorragendste und bedeutendste Erzeugniss, welches die reformatorische an eye for the humorous side of life and Literatur des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts a tender sympathizing heart for the auf dem Gebiete der Dogmatik aufzu- lowly and unfortunate. He always gets weisen hat."
over the rough places in his path with a light and a hopeful heart. In this
respect he remindi one of Stephens. No Room for Jesus.
At Canton he bought a few “birds’
pests,” at fifty cents apiece, of which Oplodding life ! crowded so full
the Chinese make a rare kind of soup. Of earthly toil and care! The body's daily need receives
They were not composed of sticks and The first and last concern and leaves straws, but of “ a whitish sort of gelaNo room for Jesus there.
tine, brittle to the touch, insipid in the
taste, and about the size and shape of O busy brain! by night and day Working, with patience rare,
an ordinary clam-shell." These nests Problems of worldly loss or gain,
are found attached to the most inaccesThinking till thought becomes a pain; sible cliffs and rocks amoug the islands No room for Jesus there.
of the South Chinese Sea, and are ob
tained with great difficulty by suspending O throbbing heart! so quick to feel, In other's woes to share,
men and boys by ropes over the cliffs. Yet human love each power inthrall,
The feathers and other rubbish are And sordid treasures fill it all;
picked out, and the gelatine is made No room for Jesus there.
into a soup, costing about $5 a dish.
Among other delicacies offered at O sinful soul! thus to debase The being God doth spare !
Chinese restaurants, he mentions joints Blood-bought, thou art no more thine own:
of roast doy and roast rats freshly Heart, brain, life, are His alone;
caught, and snakes "nicely browned. Make room for Jesus there
Chinese students reach their honors
through severer tests than those of the Lest soon the bitter day shall come When vain will be thy prayer,
United States. Triennial examinations To find in Jesus' heart a place;
are held in the city of Canton. Often Forever closed the door of grace,
as many as 10,000 students present Thou'lt gain no entrance there,
themselves from different parts of the Empire. They are of all ages, young
and old. They have passed the first Life in China.*
test in their own province, and received
the first degree. This examination is to We have introduced the author of get the second degree. “Each applithis work to our readers through an ear
cant is stripped, searched, and placed in lier volume on Life and Adventures
brick stall scarcely four feet square; in Japan.” That volume was written two plain boards serve as a table and after a residence of four years among
seat. Pen, ink and paper are furnished the people whom he describes. This him, and a subject, or series of queswork'describes the result of an extended tions in Chinese classics assigned, upon journey, from Hong Kong to the Hima- which an e:say must be prepared. One layas, 'illustrated with more than 30 day and night are allowed for writing. pictures. If not in all respects equal During this time no communication is to the prece ling volume, we must bear permitted with the outside world, and in mind that in this book he writes as a the diet is just sufficient to keep the cantourist, whilst in the other he wrote as a
didate from starving. There are three resident among the natives, and an sessions, with three days' interval beeducator of their youth. Prof. Clark tween.”, The stalls are kept closely is a clear, graphic, sprightly writer, with guarded. A mistake in a single char
acter condemns the whole. Out of 10,000 * Froni Hong Kong to the Himalayas ; | students only seventy-five are able to Or, Three Thousand Miles through India. Illustrated from original photographs. By E. Their names are publicly announced,
. American Tract Society. 1512 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. pp. 368. with great marks of honor. They are Price, 150.
then sent to Pekin to pass another test