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THE NEW YU:.
PUBLIC LIBRAR,

74917

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN' FOUNDATIONS
R 1905

PUDNEY & RUSSELL, Printers, 79 John-street

CONTENTS.

8

EMBELLISHMENTS.

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS

TALES.

Halt above the Dead Sea....

1

24

Going to School.....

The Orphan's Friend.....
33
The Vision of Mirza....

88
The Mount of Olives. ...

65
The Last Sacrament..

90
Garden of Gethsemane..

97
The Death Bed.....

112
Soffer Little Children to come unto Me..

129
The Penitent Son...

148
Bishop Ravenscroft..

161

Letters from Adina......
Bishop Bowen....

.242, 307, 334, 354
193
The Hero of the Coliseum.....

269
The Young Gleaner....

225
Ephesus....

281
A Scene among the Green Mountains.
257

296
Christ and the Doctors...

Legend of St. Cuthbert.....
289

Sketches from the Diary of a Parish Clergyman,
Moses commanding the water out of the rock.... 321

I. The One Sin.....

367
Village of St. Regis....

353
II. The Afflicted Widow..

370

HISTORY.

BIOGRAPHY.

The Plague of Milan.......

136 Life of Polycarp...

47

Life of Justin Martyr.....

The Early Persecutions of Chris-ians.

131, 172, 205,

227, 262, 334 | Life and Martyrdom of John Hooper...

75

The City of Ephesus.......

257 Bishop Ravenscroft...

161

The Plague of Constantinople..

278 | Bishop Bowen.....

193

POETRY.

ESSAYS,

The winds and the sea controlled.....

42

Jephthah's Daughter.......

8 Sunday Schools...

78

Mountain Avalancbe at Goldan...

15 The Burning Bush ...

80

The Aged Penitent.

84

The Evergreen.

35

The Church, the proper agent for religious and

The Blind Girl.....

42

moral good...

117

Lines by John Q. Adams.

46

Reverence.

120

The Dying Boy....

52

The Year....

153

Mantel Frames, a false substitute for Holy Faith. 74The Necessity of Atonement proved from the

The Happy Home,

77

History of Human Sacrifices.....

214

Life

86

The Two Books......

267

Love and Study.

105 The Children of Vanity....

274

The Little Graves..

106 What shall I do to be saved...

348

God is good....

147

Christ at Jacob's Well..

183

MISCELLANEOUS.

Lines on Confirmation.

187

Narrative of a Conversion to the Holy Catholic

To C. C. Hoffman....

188

Church.....

.1, 35, 67

The Garden of Gethsemane.

204

A Dream....

15

The Man of Sorrows.

213

A Fable, and its application..

21

To a daughter on her eighth birth day...... 232 Content.....

28

Lines on the death of Gen. Z. Taylor..

237 Going to School....

33

This shall also pass away.

247

A Summer's Dream..

53

The Baptisın.....

248 Faith, Hope, and Humility..

58

To the Cock...

275 The Mount of Olives and Jerusalemn.

65

The Christian Warrior's Panoply.

278 Family Devotion....

Recognition in a better world....

333

Easter Even.....

101

The Angel's Farewell to the Beatified Soul.. 347

The Change at the Resurrection...

107

A reply to a request for a signature..

351 Death and Judgment.....

123

The Sacramental Invitation...

395 Christ Blessing the Children...

131

The Harvest Home....

316 A High Churchman's account of his principles, 143, 177

To my Mother..

366 Christ before Pilate

155

87

The Book of Life.....

163 | The Devotions of Bishop Andrews...

63

Recognition in a future state...

217 Harry and Archie......

63

The Young Gleaner .....

225 | The Testament in the Little Coffin..

63

The Hidden Manna, and the White Stone...... 233 The Dove.....

63

The Contentions of Brothers.......

238 ) History of Alfred the Great..

63

The Benefits of the Sacrifice of Christ...... 249 Dark Scenes of History...

63

Friendship and Consanguinity..

275 The Whale and its Captors.....

64

The Scotch Communion Office....

282 The Life and Correspondence of Robert 64, 94,

Moses commanding the water out of the Rock... 321 Southey....

? 192, 255

The African Mission...

324

James Mountjoy.

64

Christ in the Temple...

289 The Early Conflicts of Christianity............ 64

The Child Samuel.....

291

A History of the Prot. Epis. Church in America 64, 92

Mythology and Superstitions of the People of In-

History of William the Conqueror.......

92

dia.

298 Revolutionary Incidents of Suffolk and Kings

The Future Life...

304

Counties....

93

The Power of the Keys.......

311 Recollections of Departed Friends......

93

Postures for the Baptismal Service..

314 The Revellers, the Midnight Sea, and the Wan-

St. Regis........

253

derer.......

93

From Diocese of New York to the House of

The Christian Year.....

94

Bishops.......

374

Churchman's Heavenly Hours..

94

The Dew of Heaven.....

94

EXTRACTS.

The Modern House Wise.

94

The Sponsor's Gift......

95

29, 34, 41, 66, 100, 119, 156, 188, 226, 241, 248, 277, Women in America..

125

303, 306, 313, 323, 346.

The History of England... 125, 160, 192, 255

The Life of John Calvin..

125

MUSIC.

Latter Day Pamphlets .....

126, 160, 192

The Doctrine of the Church of England... 126

Aurora, L. M.........

32

The Three Reformations.....

126

Tichorah, III., 3,......

95

Morton Montague......

158

Ellis, III., 3..........

128

The Gospel its own Advocate...

191

Interludes, Nos. 1, 2, 3.....

128

The Village Notary.....

192

EDITOR'S TABLE.

192

The Diary of a Physician in California.....

A Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury. 224

Notice of New Volume.....

The Gallery of illustrious Americans....

224

29

Church in California...

Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution....

61

255, 287

Hawkstone

255

Romanizing Clique....

61

Earnestness...

255

Notice to Subscribers....

91

Mothers of the Wise and Good..

256

Organization of the American Church..

157

Norman Leslie.....

256

Young Disciple's death bed.......

158

The Vale of Cedars..

256

Bishop Wilberforce's History....

188, 218

Heloise .....

236

An Incident in the Life of a Presbyterian. 190

The Prelude..

287

Maryland Affairs......

222, 254

The Deserted Wife

288

Death of Gen. Z. Taylor...

250

History of the Confessional.

288

Virginia Convention...

The Earl's Daughter.....

288

Pennsylvania Convention.

254

Select Orations of M. Tullius Cicero.... 351

Nortb Carolina Affairs.....

319

History of Darius the Great......

352

A few words to our readers...

379

History of the Reformation...

Life and Letters of Thomas Campbell..

320

BOOK TABLE.

The Conspirator......

379

Elements of Moral Science....

Life of John Randolph..

30

379

Cousin Bertha's Stories...

Little Annie and her Nurse.

30

379

Always Happy.

30 Agnes and Eliza...

379

Cecil, the Orphan.....

30 William Norton...

379

History of the African Mission..

30 | My Mother's Jewel....

380

The Christian Year for Children...

31 Our Saviour and His Apostles...

380

Kaloolah....

31

Doctrine of the Cross......

380

Hearts and Homes....

History and Geography of the Middle Ages. 380

The Whole Duty of Man..

62 Pronouncing Gerinan Reader.....

380

31

THE

E V ER GREEN.

Vol. VII.

JANUARY, 1850.

No. 1.

NARRATIVE OF A CONVERSION TO THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH.

BY LAICUS IN RURE.

CHAP. I.

and sparse.

ed in cities and villages for social intercourse,

and for acquiring a smattering knowledge Introductory.

upon almost every subject by means of popular lectures, they are, on the other hand, less

liable to vice and immorality, which in their t is well known that in many very nature are contagious, and, like pestiparts of New-England the lential diseases, prevail most in thickly inpopulation, though pretty habited districts. Nor are they deprived of evenly scattered over the the means of acquiring solid information ; for country, is yet quite thin there is scarcely a neighborhood which is

The country is too unsupplied with a library of valuable books uneven and rough to admit of such upon many branches of human knowledge; easy tillage as to render the raising and their long winters, in which they are in of grain very profitable, and there- a measure relieved from their cares, enable

fore to admit of a very dense popu-them to make improvement of their advanlation, except in the numerous villages where tages. I think I do not err in saying that

water-power has induced numbers to collect there is not a more intelligent or virtuous for manufacturing purposes. The people, people on the face of the globe. Were they therefore, confine their attention principally only brought to feel the influence of the docto the management of cattle, to the grazing trines of the Holy Catholic Church, instead of of which their farms are peculiarly adapted, being subjected to the miserable influence of and to the making of butter and cheese; and sectarianism, none would be more united and to the raising of such fruits, grains, and veg- happy. And I am happy to add that the former etables as will not interfere with the other, influence is, in some small measure, beginning as being their main occupation. A reflective to be exerted, and that the leaven is now mind cannot but infer at once that such em- working which is to leaven the whole lump. ployments are in their nature calculated to Instances of conversion to the true faith are render a people contented, virtuous, and now becoming numerous, and the record of happy. Such is in reality the case. If the them cannot but interest those who are peasantry of these rural districts do not pos- expressly looking for the extension of the sess the advantages of those who are collect-Redeemer's Kingdom. If the following nar

TOL. VII.NO. I.

rative, which is strictly true, does not possess i Christian man to give a reason for the hope the enchantment of fiction, I trust it will that is in him, and I know that there are serve at least to cheer the hearts of some times when the layman can inculcate truth who in like manner have been led out of as effectually as a clergyman, without usurpdarkness into marvelous light.

ing any of the functions of the latter. In Living in a region, such as I have described, this sense, every Christian is a missionary, many miles distant from any church, and in and has a duty to perform to those who come a neighborhood where the crudest and most within the sphere of his influence, the responabsurd notions were entertained of our belief, sibility of which he can in no way shake off. business led me one cold winter day to the In the present instance, I endeavored to exhouse of a neighbor at the distance of half a plain, as clearly as I was able, the views mile. The weather being so severe that l which the Church entertains of her constitudid not wish to resume my walk homewardtion. The point to which I endeavored parimmediately after accomplishing my purpose, ticularly to direct the attention, was the orI readily accepted an invitation to seat my- ganization of the ministry in its three-fold self by the blazing fire upon the hearth, and form, deriving its authority from Christ have a little visit with the family. Mean- } through an unbroken succession of Apostles while, I had been introduced to a lady who or Bishops. I made this the principal subject, was present, a friend as I learned of the because I have ever found it to make more family, who was spending a few days with j impression upon the minds of dissenters than them on a visit. She was affable and grace- any points of doctrine could do. Once conful in her manners, and, though by no means vince them that their ministry is unauthorwhat would be termed talkative, was fluent ized and invalid, and the work is done. in language, and I soon found myself deeply They have no place of refuge but in the engaged with her in conversation. The in- \ Holy Catholic Church, with her line of telligence she manifested upon whatever topic Bishops reaching even to the Apostles of our we talked of surprised me, and I was not long Lord. Convince them that they are the auin discovering that her mind, besides being : thorised teachers, and they will not be slow highly cultivated, was in itself of a superior in learning doctrines from their lips. stamp. By degrees, we came to talk upon It is not my purpose to give the details, or religious subjects, when I was still further even to recapitulate the substance of the long surprised to find that she had, during a brief conversation which we had. It could not be stay in one of our cities, become some expected that she should find full satisfaction what acquainted with the Church, and the from it upon so important a subject; but it fact could not escape my observation that she gave direction to her thoughts, and suggested felt deeply interested in it. I could hardly , to her mind the proper topics of inquiry when restrain my feelings at this discovery; for in she had the means of making it, and ended all my intercourse with mankind I have in a promise from me of a loan of books—a found that though ever ready and anxious to promise which I was not slow to fulfil. obtain information upon other questions, that I subsequently learned, partly from herself, of the constitution of the Christian Church and partly from her friends, some particulars has rarely been able to excite in them any of her history, which shall be given in the honest spirit of inquiry. Now, however, I following chapter. found one ready to listen with absorbing interest to whatever I had to say upon this mighty theme; and if her mind suggested difficul-. ties in regard to the great truths which are Early Education and Subsequent Religious most firmly believed among us, I was

History. happy to perceive that it was in no cavilling or uncandid spirit. Mere layman as I am, I. The individual with whom I had thus have ever felt it to be the duty of every become acquainted, was a native of Vermont,

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CHAP. II.

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