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looked at her face she knew the mat abaht that. Who sud ah see at errand on which she had come. muther's bud † Ministher 'at chirst
"I'se beean to Pudseh to see my ened Emma, an' he talked to meh as muther,' she said, 'an', nus, l'se fleared kind and as free as he'd ha talked to 'at ab'll hev to leeave my plaace, an' Miss Furniss: si varrah plain as ah l'se cum to ax ye, if ah does, to help culdn't help understand.' t' mester ti choose a servant, wun 'at
Here Miss Emma giving sundry knaw 'll luik weel efter t little un, signs of impatience and over-fatigue, for ye knaw he'd be a seeght easier Matty said, 'Good-bye,' and was soon taken in nor ye wad. He hired me at Vicar's Croft. wi'aht knawin' ony moor abaht meh The master welcomed her in a very nor 'at ah wanted a plaace.'
ordinary manner. It was not till the 'He didn't make a great mistake child was in bed that, taking a chair there, Matty. Your face was enough. by her side, he said, “Weel, Matty, But now I know all about it. I've ha is't be?' been to my cousin's this afternoon. "O, mester, I'se sore fleared 'at Your mother won't give her consent ?' ye'll be offended,' said the poor girl,
"Noa, shoo can't trust him because bursting into tears ; ' l’se noan what he's no religion. Ah moant go agean I owt to be mesen, bud ah can't go God, shoo says. Bud, O, it is hard ! so agean the Lord as to hev a man Mester's beean that kind and eeasy- ’at doesn't believe in Him.' ful; an' it's a sooar thing ti giv' up Bellaby turned from her with a t' little un'
fierce gesture of scorn and impatience. • I'm sure it is; and we'll do our My muther said 'at ah mun best for her, Matty; don't you be speeak ť truth to ye, tho' it was a afraid of that. But what about your seeght too good o'ye to think o' meh, self, my girl? Do you mean to leave an ah was tempted t be yere wife, at once ?'
if it was nobbut for t saake o'ť little I'se fleared soa. Mester 'll be gell. Bud shoo saaid, "Tell him 'at angered at a poor lass like meh ; an' ah saaid a man wi'aht religion weant l'se gotten a message for him from my do.", muther 'at shoo wadn't let meh off * Just like t' weakness an' ignerance givin' him. Ah think ah mun goa ti of an owd woman,' he exclaimed. my uncle's till ab leeghts on a plaace. • What does shoo knaw o' t world ?' He'll bea noan too weel pleeased Shoo knows ommost nowt but what nauther to see meh ; an', happen, nus, 't Bible teiches, mester, an' if nowt if you hear of out ye'll speeak a else 'ud mak meh believe i' religion, woord for us.'
my muther would. It's carried her *I hope it may not be wanted. If thruff iverything.' my cousin tells you to stay, you may Well, Matty, I niver stood i' ť make yourself quite easy.'
waah o’yere religion, if ah did mak "Ah sudn't mind. It is si hard to leeght on't sumtimes ; an' bein' my leeave bairn, an'ah doan't knaw where wife ye wadn't hev less o' yere aun ah mud goa next.
waah, ye may be suer. Wives allus Don't be afraid about that. Some hes t upper han'.' day I'll tell you things that have Ay, but ah can't surve two happened to me in my lifetime : the mesters; an' theer's the end to think Lord always opens a way. You're a O, mester, ah do wish ye'd congood girl, Matty, and just as you've sither on't! An' when ye can suit taken care of this poor little child, yeresen ah'll go awaay, tho' it fair the Lord 'll take care of you.' breeaks my heart to leeave t’ bairn.'
Ay! ab've beean leearning sum- Bellaby made no reply, but the
bang of the door as he went out he could not help a feeling of dissatisshowed his perturbation. The man's faction with himself and with his self-esteem had received a
Atheism. For a few days he said stab. To be rejected by a humble nothing to Matty, but his feelings girl like Matty! He couldn't get towards her softened, and when she over it, and for hours he continued ventured to ask him if he had heard in a sullen fume of resentment, of any one, as she must know, he said, He had no objection to the piety of "Naha, stay wheer ye are, Matty, if women, if it helped to make them ye can feeal comfortable. Ah was a kind and unselfish and sweet-tem- foil to go unsettlin' ye wi'
thowts pered, but a man's merits did not o marryin'. Things are best let require in his opinion any such sup- aloan.' port. Notwithstanding his resentment Matty consented readily enough.
NOTES ON CURRENT SCIENCE :
BY THE REV. W. H. DALLINGER, F.R.M.S. A VERY interesting résumé of views quietly through the stages of planewhich he has for some time enter- tary life. Of Mars we know a great tained was given recently by Mr.
He is smaller than the Proctor on the old age of a planet.' earth and further from the sun, and, He showed that, all things being therefore, probably of earlier origin ; equal, the duration of the various and, consequently, may be expected phases of a planet's existence depends to have reached a later stage of on its dimensions; and in illustration development; and this inference is of this, the planets in our system fully sustained by the facts which smaller than the earth, as represent- are presented to us by the telescope. ing the various stages of planetary Our moon is a still smaller planet
, age, were referred to.
Venus being and is certainly, as a fully formed nearer the sun than the earth, was, planet, older than the earth. It conin all probability, of later birth than sequently gives us good opportunity our world, is also smaller ; conse- for studying its condition from its quentiy, it is either in the same stage comparative nearness, and can, better as the earth or in a still earlier one. than any other, give us indications of And this view is sustained by the the results of old age in a planet. It evidence of the telescope. It has appears, then, to all intents, dead ; recently been noticed that in certain without air, or if it have any, it must phases we catch the illumination of be in a most attenuated condition
, what are regarded as the oceans of and without seas. There can be but Venus, though some have, as Mr. little doubt that many of the features Proctor thinks, most injudiciously it presents are the result of extinct interpreted the phenomena as indi- volcanic craters, although cating that Venus has a metallic sur- the smaller circular markings are face enclosed in a glossy envelope ! thought by Mr. Proctor to have been Of Mercury, the next planet to the caused by the falling into the moon's sun, we know too little to express mass of meteoric bodies at a period any confident opinion; but being so previous to her having near the sun, and being, in all proba- rigidity. Though we see some planets bility, the last-born of the planets, his that have attained the death-like smail body would probably pass stage, and others that are slowly
tending towards it, yet when we spherules of magnetic iron are very take a far wider scope we see some minute, and are known to be the of our own solar system, and some débris of meteorites constantly falling members of other systems, passing on the earth in a dissipated condition. through the stages that are leading The almost inevitable inference, then, up to the yet unreached condition in is, that at those remote dates, when which life is possible. Finally, the the geological formations in question heat and light apparently spent in were in progress, the same minute dead worlds and systems is not lost, meteor-rain fell upon the earth, and but
passes on to keep up the eternal is now embedded in the rocks. interchanges of cosmical vitality. Some very
delicate researches Few subjects are more fraught with were made at Harvard College, U.S., wonder, and in many senses with mysby Prof. Pickering upon the newly- tery, than that of parasites, as sources discovered satellites of Mars. They of pain, disease and destruction to had for their end the measurement of other and far higher animal and the diameters of these minute bodies. It vegetable forms. Recently it has is impossible to epitomize the method been shown, as we stated at the time, in which this was done, but it was that a fungus-representing disease — based upon an accurate comparative was discovered microscopically in situ estimate of the light-intensity of the in a plant from the carboniferous two moons. The observations, in epoch. Another, with very defined fact, were what are known as photo characteristics, has just been brought metric; they are not yet wholly re- to light. But a still more remarkable duced, and only approximate results internal parasite has recently been can be given ; but they are believed discovered as infesting under some to be very near.
If the satellites conditions the human blood. All reflect light in the same proportion kinds of entozoa or internal parasites as the planet, the light of the outer are unhappily known to science. satellite, as compared with that of the They have as perfect adaptations to inner one, by this method gives their the needs and circumstances of their ratio to each other in size as nine to ten. lives as the swallow or the eagle have As, however, the darker colour of the to theirs. The complex history of onter satellite somewhat diminishes the tape-worm, for example, is tolerits light, Prof. Pickering considers it ably well known; but there is safe to reckon the diameter of the another form of entozoa that is outer satellite as about six miles, and microscopic in size and is painfully that of the inner one seven. This known to exist in some parts of confirms the suppositions expressed Europe and elsewhere. It is the in this Journal at the time of the dis- Trichina spiralis, and belongs to covery of the moons.
what are known as the nematode Microscopical researches by MM.
It gives rise to often fatal Meunier and Tissandier have proved symptoms,
somewhat resembling that certain very ancient rocks,-cre- rheumatic fever, and known as Trichtaceous, liassic, triassic, carboni- iniasis. In an immature condition this ferous, Devonian, etc.,-contain mag- parasite—an extremely minute one, netic spherules which are absolutely quite invisible to the naked eye-inidentical with those that are now habits usually the muscles of the pig. known to be in the air, and are Hence badly-cooked pork is always a often found in some quantity on the danger, and hence also the consumpsnows of high latitudes where the tion by the German peasants of unsurface
is undisturbed. These cooked cured ham makes the disease
so prevalent in that country. The prevention possible : carelessness is parasite exists in vast numbers coiled usually the cause ; but a human enup in a little capsule; but it is inca- tozoa has just recently been found pable of further development in these against which, under some circumcircumstances, and may remain thus, stances, there appears to be no possiproducing no injurious results, for an bility of guarding. It belongs to the indefinite time. If, however, man, or same group of forms as the trichina, other warm-blooded vertebrate, eat a but is far smaller. Dr. P. Manson portion of this muscle from the pig, has demonstrated that there is an there is an immediate development of entozoön, known as Filaria Bancrofti, vast numbers of young trichina in the which takes up its abode in the alimentary canal. The immature human blood, and is the source of worms break out of their cysts, grow marked diseases, and that the larvæ larger and give birth to an immense pro- of this minute form may be sucked geny, which are produced alive. These up out of the human blood by the young ones commence to perforate the mosquito, be carried by it as a 'nurse,' walls of the alimentary canal, and and then deposited in another human work their way into the muscles, being. The matter has been most where they eventually become 'en- thoroughly investigated, and the concysted' or encased in a delicate sac. clusion of the leading physicians If the man or animal has strength skilled on the subject was, when the enough to bear all this, he is now paper was read, that the matter was comparatively safe, for the parasite absolutely demonstrated. This is to can do no more unless, and until, again some extent a new phase of what has transferred as before. But the suffer- always been, for philosopher and phying is often extreme and ends in death. sician alike, a difficult subject. In this instance, however, there is a
SELECT LITERARY NOTICES. An Enquiry into the Scripture Doc- alternative theories of Restoration and trine concerning the Duration of Future Annihilation are accurately weighed. Punishment. By Matthew Horbery, B.D. Reprinted from the Edition of firm, reverent, irresistible step, forgetting
Everywhere the writer advances with a 1744. London : Wesleyan Conference nothing, yet never unduly pressing an Office.-The thanks of the churches are due argument. If we say that the criticism of to Dr. Osborn for recalling attention to this texts is specially commendable, it is not of late strangely neglected book. The de- because we have formed a low estimate of bate on the subject of eternal punishment the rest of the volume, but because all has always been carried on upon the same doctrines drawn from the Bible must rest lines ; very few, if any, new arguments can be adduced on either side of the question.
upon a fair and exact exegesis of particular The present prominence of the subject where nothing is needed
bat praise. While
passages. A review may well be brief might lead men to suppose that Mr. White Matthew Horbery's does not supersede and Mr. Jukes and their coadjutors were more recent volumes, it is a most welcome publication of Horbery's treatise shows ments of Ministers and other professed that orthodoxy has sustained and survived students of the Scriptures. Annihilationism as formidable attacks as theirs. But the had not assumed the importance in Mi
, book has a high intrinsic value altogether Horbery's time that it has in our own, and apart from the date of its first publication. Conditional Immortality could hardly be It contains, first, a careful examination of every text in the New Testament that remarks on these subjects are just, incisive
called then a formulated theory : but his the philosophic and moral objections 'less penalty are discussed ; and the
is read the better for the faith of Christendom.
Stories and Songs of the Children's llome. London: The Children's Home, Donner-Road, and the Wesleyan Conference Office.-Though the Children's Home is happily now a well-known and deservedly popular institution, its friends have felt the need of a complete and com. pact statement of the rise, progress and present position of the work, such as is given in the attractive little volume before us. Except a visit to the Home itself and the eloquent sight of the happy faces of the little ones, no appeal can be more powerful than these true and pathetic stories, and this plain statement of the vast network of Christian effort which centres in the Children's Home. We would urge our readers not only to study this little book, but also to act upon the application which conscience and right sentiment will make, and by all means to help this good work.
The Bible Record of Creation, True for Every Age. By P. W. Grant. London : Hodder and Stoughton.
The Origin of the World According to Rerelation and Science. By J. W. Dawson, LL.D., etc. London: Hodder and Stoughton.—These very able books of course, to a great extent, go over the same ground, the aim of both being a conciliation of Revelation and Science, without violence to the text of the one or disregard of the established facts of the other. Both will be hailed and prized by earnest students of the Scriptures, although Mr. Grant's style of interpretation will not always satisfy a strict and sensitive exegesis. Both reject the old Chalmerian expedient of detaching the first from the following verses of the first chapter of Genesis, and supposing an indefinite period of chaos immediately succeeding the creative fiat. Mr. Grant also abandons successive periods of creation indicated by the days of the Mosaic cosmogony ; not without, as we think, an unwarrantable and unnecessary strain on sound, straightforward exegesis. His short-work policy (that is the descriptive word) is to minimize to the utmost the teaching of the first chapter of Genesis, in order to leave the field clear for scientific speculation and hypothesis : in our view, an undignified, thankless and bootless concession to the arrogant and wanton encroachments of sceptical scientists. Dr. Dawson shows rightly that there is nothing in the verified and fairly-handled findings of science to frighten exegesis out of its propriety. As to the Mosaic days, we cannot see how single-eyed exposition can view them in any other light than as marking successive eras and stages of creation ; probably over
lapping at some points, but still in the main distinct. Mr. Grant rightly regards the first three chapters of Genesis as 'the inspired introduction to the inspired history of redemption, and the Bible as 'an organic whole ;' but this does not necessitate the denial of any revelation of the temporal order of creation. His illustration about a builder's bringing in a bill for mason-work one day, joiner-work a second day, etc.,' is most unfortunate, though the general working out of his hypothesis is ingenious when not convincing ; but it is too elaborate for reproduction here. In one part he seems to make way even for the anthropologists, but on a subsequent page he shows that the words of the Book cannot but import a distinct creation of man and a direct communication of the Divine life and likeness. The tone and temper of the book are fine, from first to last ; and he is far happier in his exposition of the second and third chapters than in that of the first; indeed, on both he casts a strong and beautiful light. This constitutes the chief value of the work, and will well repay the study of the theologian, the expositor and the Preacher. His remarks on constructive intelligence as displayed in creation, are also very fine.
Dr. Dawson, Principal of the McGill University, Moutreal, is an old hand,' and an expert. This volume is, in fact, an expansion, completion and adjustment to the present state of thought, of his Archaia, a work published in 1860. As he states in his preface, his principles of interpretation are those of Dr. McCaul in his able defence of the Mosaic re. cord of creation in the “ Aids to Faith.”' No one can complain of any want of either lucidity or candoar in Dr. Dawson's book. He charts out with effect the strong breakwater which sober science is raising against the surging spume of heady, vague hypothesis : a breakwater built up of the grand recent discoveries as to the constitution of the material universe and the probable process of its formation, the more recent calculations as to the age of the earth, the conservation of force and the correlation of forces, the explosion of the theory of spontaneous generation, the high cerebral type of the most ancient known men, the original unity of language as proved by comparative philology, etc., etc. Amongst the most valuable parts of the book are the concluding chapters on the Unity and Antiquity of Man, and Comparisons and Conclusions, and the Appendices on True and False Evolution, Evolation and Creation by Law, Modes of Creation, Present Condition of Theories of Life, Bearing of Glacial Periods on the Interpretation of Genesis, The Chemistry