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E. W.---The church would be well enough, I tion for her members ; but suppose I am placed allow, if all the clergy really preached as it directs; in a parish where an unfaithful clergyman bat many of them do not. I do not believe there is preaches, can I be wrong in such a case to sepaone in a hundred of them that preaches the pure rate from the church, and unite myself with some gospel.
dissenting body. J. D.-If such is your belief, Edward, it is J. D.- Even this would not justify your sepaplain that you are ready to believe any thing, how- ration. The unity of the church ought not to deever ridiculous or monstrous, which your new as, pend on the worthiness, or to be broken by the sociates choose to tell you. Not one in a hundred unfitness of individual ministers, The bond of the established clergy preaches the pure gospel! which connects its members together is their beThink, for a moment, Edward; and you will lief that the things which our church has stated to surely feel ashamed at having uttered so rash, and be necessary to salvation have the warrant of holy uncharitable, and slanderous an accusation. Con- scripture. These essential things cannot be sider what it would be necessary for you to do, be changed by the want of faithfulness in some of her fore you could with any show of justice or reason ministers, but are continually proclaimed as the use such language as this. You must have heard principles which her members should embrace all the ministers of our church preach : you must and ever hold fact, although false teachers, or he fully competent to decide what is and what is even an an angel from heaven, should teach any not agreeable to God's word: you must be infal- other doctrine. Believing, then, that there is nolibly certain that your opinion is right, and that thing in the prayer-book, the articles, and homilies ninety-nine out of every hundred clergymen are of the church of England, which is contrary to wrong; that is, that out of twelve thousand, or the word of God, and that her rites and ceremonies more, well-educated men, who have solemnly de- not only promote decency and order, but also voted their time and talents to the service of their conduce to spiritual edification, by stirring up God, and have bound themselves by the most “the dull mind of man to the remembrance of awful sanctions, to preach nothing but what is his duty to God,” her consistent members reagreeable to the gospel of Christ, only one hundred gard it no less a duty than a privilege to continue and twenty are faithful to their pledges ! All the in her bosom. No institution, however excellent, rest are either too ignorant to understand, or too could long endure, if it were to be judged, not acwicked to preach, the doctrines of the gospel ! cording to its own intrinsic value, but according
E. W.-Why, really, James, I allow I went too to the conduct of a few of its servants. In the far in what I said just now; though it is no more common affairs of life you would pursue a very than I have heard some of the people, with different course from the one which you are now whom I have lately associated, say over and over following. For instance : you are a member of a again. But don't you think there may be some club, or benefit-society, from which you receive, clergymen who do not preach the gospel?
during sickness, a certain weekly allowance. J.D.-Very possibly. As there was a Judas Now, suppose the manager of the affairs of the among the apostles of our blessed Saviour, we society should be found very unfit for his office, need not be surprised if some unfaithful persons would you think that a sufficient reason for creep into the portals of our holy and apostolic withdrawing from 80 useful an institution ? church. But this affords no ground for separation Would you and the other members separate from, from the church. Her doctrines are still pure and and thus dissolve, a confessedly beneficial soscriptural, although some of her unworthy ininigas ciety, because you found an individual, or even ters may strive to conceal or to pervert them. And, several individuals, not trustworthy ? whatever such faithless servants may preach in the E. W.-No, indeed; that would be very fool.. pulpit, they are not able to adulterate the evan-ish. We should turn the unfit person out of his gelical purity of the liturgy, or to alter the lan- office, and procure a suitable one in his place. guage of the scriptures, which are publicly read in
J. D.-Then why not act in the same way all our churches. So that, even under the un. with respect to the church? The church is a sohappy circumstances which you have imagined, ciety of professing Christians. If in that society the members of our church have still a faithful any persons be found whose conduct is very reguide in the bible, and also in the liturgy, to prehensible, would it not be far better to seek the direct them into the way of salvation. This is an reformation, or, if that were unattainable, the readvantage which you cannot have at the meeting- moval of such unfit persons from the office which house. "If a dissenting teacher be ignorant, or they beld in the society, than that you, by withunscriptural in his religious views, he may go on drawing from communion and fellowship with for years teaching false doctrines, and can read the other members, should deprive yourself of the just as much or as little of the bible as may suit benefits and privileges of this venerable instituhis purpose. He may thus lead his followers, as tion ? Now you will find, on looking at the too many have done, to "deny the Lord that twenty-sixth article of our church, that provision bought them"'*.
is made for suspending or removing wicked minisÉ. W.-It would be unfair not to allow that the ters: “It appertaineth to the discipline of the church of England provides the very best instruc-church that inquiry be made of evil ministers, and
that they be accused by those who have know* It is a well-established fact, that more than two hundred ledge of their offences, and finally, being found meeting-houses, which were fonnded by persons who firmly guilty by just judgment, be deposed." believed in the divinity of Christ, and held the doctrine of tbe atonement by his blood as the only ground of salvation,
E. W.-That may be done in very bad cases. are now in the possession of Socinians or unitarians, as they | But there are some ministers who are not indeed all themselves. “See the " Eelectic Review," Feb., 1832. immoral characters, and yet their lives are alto
gether unsuited to their holy calling. In the a lion : “Sampson doth not disdain these sweets, church perhaps they discharge their office de- because he finds them uncleanly laid. His diet was cently and orderly, and do not preach false doc- strict, and forbad him any thing that savoured of trines ; but out of it they live as if the world and legal'impurity; yet he eats the honey-comb out its pleasures were their chief object. What good of the belly of a dead beast. Good may not be recan I expect from sitting under such a minister ? fused, because the means are accidentally evil.
J. D.-It is far from my intention to defend Honey is honey still, though in a dead lion. those ministers whose life and conversation are at Those are less wise and more scrupulous than variance with their sacred profession. Nothing Sampson which abhor the graces of God because so much tends to bring religion itself into disre- they find them in ill vessels. One cares not for pute as indifference or worldly-mindedness in the preacher's doctrine, because his life is evil. those who are appointed to minister in holy Another will not take a good recipe from the things. It occasions the deepest sorrow to every hand of a physician, because he is given to unreal Christian. It discourages the weak and lawful studies. A third will not receive a dewavering, who cannot distinguish between the served contribution from the hands of a usurer. unworthiness of the messenger and the value of It is a weak neglect not to take the honey, behis message; and it confirms the infidel and the cause we hate the lion. God's children have a scoffer in their fatal prejudices against the truth. right to their Father's blessings, wheresoever they Few ministers, however, it is to be hoped, are so find them.". very forgetful of the solemn vows which they made E. W.--Why, really, James, this puts the at their ordination. And there is every reason to matter in a very different light to any in which I believe that the number of such faithless servants had ever viewed it. This thought never entered of the sanctuary is fast diminishing. For such my mind about the great truths which we are conduct is universally discountenanced. Even taught in the prayers, psalms, epistle and gospel, those persons, who are not very scrupulous as to and the two lessons from the holy scriptures. their own conduct, often plainly express their dis- How often have I heard these read without conapprobation and contempt of such inconsistent sidering what they were teaching me! I am afraid ministers. But, I repeat, the unworthiness of a that the most important part of the service was minister is no just cause of separation from the generally neglected by me, because I was thinkchurch. It is a mistake to suppose that no good ing chiefly of the sermon which was to follow. can be received from the ministrations of clergy- J. D.-And by this negligent and sinful conman whom we may consider insincere or incon- duct you deprived yourself of all benefit from sistent. God can, and often does, produce good either the liturgy or the sermon. But I was enout of evil. He may, therefore, even by very deavouring to show you that, if a clergy man's unlikely instruments, promote his own work, and preaching in the pulpit should not be so clear and advance the best interests of men. The evil con- scriptural as is desirable, the flock would not be left duct of unworthy ministers brings a heavy load of without suitable instruction. The people would still guilt upon themselves; but their fock, who hear the gospel ; would have “line upon line, precome to the house of God with a hearty desire to cept upon precept, here a little and there a little,” serve him truly, will not be involved in the of divine truth, during the reading of the appunishment of the unfaithful shepherd.
pointed service. At the beginning of the morning E. W.-And yet it is said, “ If the blind lead and evening services of our church, we are told the blind, both will fall into the ditch."
that the scriptures admonish us“ to acknowledge J. D.-That is true. And were the clergy of and confess our manifold sins." We are exhorted the church of England left entirely to their own to “confess them with an humble, lowly, peniresources and discretion, as all dissenting teachers tent, and obedient heart;" and, after beseechare, the flock, in some cases, might be in danger ing the congregation to join in his supplications of perishing for want of wholesome food. But at the throne of grace, not only with their lips, the case is far different in our church. The way but with a pure and sincere heart, the minister of salvation is so plainly pointed out in our repeats a confession well suited to every class of liturgy alone, that he that runneth may read and persons. In this confession the minister and peounderstand. I trust that this may, without irre- ple declare that they have committed many sins, verence, be said of it, since it is composed almost and left undone many duties. They confess that entirely of scriptural language and expressions. there is no health”-that is, spiritual health However inconsistent, then, a clergyman may be in them; and they beg for mercy in the name of in other respects, he must be consistent during the Jesus Christ, through whom the promise of par. greater part of his public ministrations. He is don and salvation was declared to penitent and obliged to proclaim to all his hearers the vital believing sinners. truths of religion. He must tell them of their E. W.-How little have I thought of the meancorrupt nature, their helplessness, their need of ing of this confession when I have heard it refaith and repentance. He must repeatedly direct peated by the minister ! Instead of kneeling their attention to Jesus Christ, as the “only name down, as the church directs, and joining
in this given among men by which they can be saved." confession both with my lips and with my heart, I We should bear this in mind when we are dis- used to sit down, and sometimes repeated carelessly posed to think about the unworthiness of the the words, and sometimes neither opened my minister. We should endeavour to forget the lips, nor thought about the matter, as if this humearthen vessel, and to look at the treasure of ble acknowledgment were no concern of mine. which it is made the bearer. As the eminent and J. D.-Alas! multitudes act in the same holy bishop Hall observes, in allusion to the thoughtless and offensive manner, as is too plain honey-comb that Sampson found in the carcass of to be seen from their irreverent habit of sitting
down, and looking quite unconcerned during the honour him either with their bodies or their minds, reading of this solemn prayer. If a converted and therefore they are “sent empty away :” they heathen were to come into one of our churches, ask, and receive not, because they ask amiss. and to see the minister and only a small part of E. W.-I am afraid, James, that a feeling of the congregation kneeling and repeating this con- shame or pride may have kept me from either fession, while the rest were sitting down in kneeling down during prayers, or using those silence, what could he think of them? He could prayers, as we are directed, " in an humble voice." only suppose that the greatest part of the congre- J. D.-It is a sad proof of man's fallen condigation did not consider themselves sinners, and in tion, that he should ever be ashamed of doing need of mercy, and therefore would not humble homage, even in the lowest attitude, to his themselves before God, and supplicate for pardon. Creator; and it would be well if men would bear It might be thought that the plain direction of in mind, that they, who are ashamed to seek the our church, respecting the mode in which this pardon of their sins through Jesus Christ, by an confession is to be used, would prevent any per- humble confession, must not expect to be acknowsons from falling into this unbecoming and irre- ledged as his servants at the great day of account. verent habit. Observe what is put at the head of If pride be the cause why any persons will not this part of the liturgy: “A general confession kneel down and join in this solemn confession, let to be said of the whole congregation, after the them remember that the time is fast approacliing minister, all kneeling.” This direction is agreeable “when the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, to reason and scripture. We come before God as and the haughtiness of man shall be made low; transgressors of his holy law, and, consequently, for the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon should humble ourselves both in heart and body every one that is proud and lofty, and upon For do not reason and common sense lead offend- every one that is lifted up; and he shall be ers, when seeking pardon and favour from a Sove brought low” (Isa. ii. 11, 12). But, in order reign against whom they have rebelled, to use to shew you how strictly scriptural is the dithe humblest posture? There are, indeed, various rection of our church respecting the posture modes in which prayers are offered to God, differ- in which prayer should be made, I will read ing according to the customs of different nations; to you a few verses from the bible: “O come, but it will be found that all sincere and intelligent let us worship and bow down: let us kneel worshippers never use a posture of body, during before the Lord our Maker” (Ps. xcv. 6). When prayer, which is not becoming in an inferior who Solomon prayed at the consecration of the temple is deprecating the anger or imploring the favour which had just been completed, he “kneeled of a superior. In eastern countries the worship-down upon his knees before all the congregation pers of God generally prostrate themselves on the of Israel, and spread forth his hands towards heaground. The Jews sometimes stood, at other ven” (2 Chron. vi. 13). This was also the posture times knelt, while performing this solemn duty. used by Daniel. He was neither afraid nor Some were in the habit of bowing the head to the ashamed of openly paying homage to his God, ground, and smiting their breasts, in token of and praying to him in the lowliest attitude ; for it sorrow and humiliation. Others would stand, is stated that, “his window being open in his and spread out their hands towards heaven ; a chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his practice alluded to by St. Paul: “Wherefore lift knees three times a day, and prayed and gave up holy hands without wrath or doubting” (1 thanks before his God, as he did aforetime” (Dan. Tim. ii. 8). But, among the various postures that vi. 10). “I fell upon my knees," says Ezru, were used in prayer, we never once read of that of "and spread out my hands unto the Lord my sitting down. Kneeling was most commonly used God, and said, O my God, I am ashamed and by Christ's apostles, by the Saviour himself, and by blush to lift up my face to thee, my, God; for the early Christians. The custom of siting down our iniquities are increased over our head, and during prayer is really so unseemly and irreve- our trespass is grown up unto the heavens” rent that it is astonishing how any persons, who (Ezra ix. 5, 6). Even our blessed Saviour, profess to serve and honour God, can ever adopt though God as well as man, used the same humsuch a practice. It is utterly inexcusable, except ble posture when he prayed: he kneeled down, in the case of those who are afflicted with some and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, bodily disease or infirmity, which renders them remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my unable either to kneel or stand. There is no will, but thine, be done” (Luke xxii. 41, 42). doubt that many, who follow this unseemly prac. Stephen, when praying with his dying breath on tice, do not mean to offer irreverence to God, but behalf of his murderers, fell upon his knees before that it proceeds from want of consideration. God: “ He kneeled down, and cried with a loud This, however, will not excuse them in the sight voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge” of God. They ought not to enter into his pre- (Acts vii. 60). St. Paul used the same humble sence, and still less to worship him, without consi- and reverential posture during prayer: “When dering what they are doing. He requires all per. he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and sons to worship him with reverence and godly fear. prayed with them all”. And in another place “Keep thy feet,” says Solomon, “when thou it is recorded : “ We kneeled down on the goest to the house of God, and be more ready to shore, and prayed” (Acts xx. 36; xxi. 5). hear than to give the sacrifice of fools; for they These quotations are sufficient to show what consider that they do evil” (Eccles. v. 1). For was the posture used by the servants of God duwant of considering where they are, whom they ring prayer from the earliest times; and, unless are professing to serve, and what they are doing, we endeavour to tread in their steps, and to wortoo many persons offer rather an`abomination ship God in a lowly and reverential manner, let than an acceptable sacrifice to God. They do not us not expect that we shall “obtain anything of
the Lord.” The state of the heart is, indeed, the wait until I have another opportunity of seeing chief thing to be regarded ; but external reverence you. Good night, James, and many thanks for ought by no means to be neglected. And he, who the information which you have afforded me. refuses to follow the example of the patriarchs and prophets, and apostles, and even of the Lord himself, under the plea that this is a matter of no consequence, has reason to fear lest his heart be not
Biography. right before God. Sitting down during prayer bas certainly an appearance of familiarity and
JOHN KYRLE, ESQ., THE MAN OF ROSS." irreverence; and we are commanded to abstain from every appearance of evil.
E. W.-I am quite convinced, James, that this A BENEVOLENT mind cannot find a more agreeis a most unbecoming habit, and highly offensive able object of contemplation than the character to God. Had I tried more to correct my own
of a man whose life is spent in acts of public and fault with regard to this very thing, as well as private good, done without
any view to worldly my, many deficiencies in other respects, instead of advantage or to fame. Foreigners, who visit seeking blemishes in the church, I should have our country to study the character of its inhabibecome a more consistent character. I will not tants, are struck with nothing so much as with plead ignorance in this matter; for ignorance the vast quantity of money, labour, and time, which arises from inattention or indifference can which are voluntarily bestowed on works of pubhardly be excusable. Had I paid due attention lic charity and utility, by persons who reup no to the directions given in the prayer-book respect other advantage from thus contributiog to the ing this point, I could hardly have been guilty of good of others than the consciousness of dischargso unseemly a practice; and I trust that the con- ing a high Christian, or moral, or social duty. versation I have had with you this evening will It may be a question, whether the frequency of be a means of curing me ot so irreverent a habit. such examples has not led to their being overBefore I wish you good night, James, I should looked amongst ourselves, and to their real like to hear your opinion of the absolution which merit not being duly estimated. Be that as it is pronounced by the minister immediately after may, we feel no hesitation in asserting that there the general confession. Do you not think that have been, and are in every county, and in a!most there is something popish and unscriptural in this every parish of this our 'noble country, persons absolution, as it seems to teach that the clergyman freely devoting the leisure, the substance, and the can forgive sins?
talents with which their Creator has blessed them, J. D. - If you examine this part of the liturgy, to the good of others, who can make no return for and carefully compare it with the bible, you will the advantages so imparted to them. find that it is quite agreeable to the word of God ;
The “Man of Ross” has been immortalized by and therefore it is of no consequence to us what our great poet, Pope ; but the lines which record the adversaries of the church say concerning it. his praise do not communicate enough. They It is merely a declaration that God—not the mi- are a sort of a riddle, enumerating works great nister—"pardoneth and absolveth all them that and expensive, which they conclude by informing truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy us were all executed with an income of five hungospel.” The clergy of our church do not claim dred pounds a-year. A reader, who should seek the power of forgiving sins: that power they to understand the merits of the Man of Ross by know and acknowledge belongs to God alone'; Pope's praise, would be apt, when he arrived at but, as ambassadors of Christ, they are authorized the end, to "give it up.". We propose, therefore, to declare, in the name of their divine Master, to present a solution of the puzzle.
If more that all who truly repent are absolved from their ample information be desired, it may be found in sins. This is quite in accordance with scripture: Mr. Fosbrooke's elegant and entertaining volume, “Repent, and be converted, that your sins may
“autħority for be blotted out” (Acts iii. 19). “To him give ait many of the following details. the prophets witness, that through his name who
John Kyrle was descended from a highlysoever believeth in him shall receive remission of respectable family, and was born in the parish of sins” (Acts x. 43). “The blood of Jesus Christ, Dymock, in Gloucestershire, on his father's estate. his Son, cleanseth us from all sin....If we con
His grand father married a sister of Waller, the fess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us poet, whose mother was sister of John Hampden. our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteous- Oxford, to which he presented a handsome silver ness” (1 John i. 7-9).
E. W.-What a pity it is that people do not seek tankard on his admission. His father had pur. for some explanation of any part of the liturgy chased a house and a few pieces of land at Ross ; to which they object before they condemn it! "I and here Mr. Kyrle chose to reside, adding to his have heard dissenters speak so often against this property, by repeated purchases, made after his form of absolution, that I began to think it must fallages in Dymock Wood. be a remnant of popery; but I am now satisfied
The title of “The Man of Ross” was given that it is quite agreeable to the word of God. I to him by a country friend, in his life-time; and now also see how careful the church is to guard Mr. Kyrle was highly-pleased with the appellaher children against erroneous notions respecting tion, because it conveyed a notion of plain remission of sins, by declaring that pardon is ex honest dealing, and unaffected hospitality." The tended only to those who truly repent and un- principal addition to his landed property was an seignedly believe the gospel.” l’have a few other estate, called the Cleve, consisting of fields that questions to ask; but as it is getting late I will • Extracted from " Chronicles of the Seasons."
extend along the left bank of the river, but ornamenting, the “Man of Ross" was wont to go raised considerably above its lovel. Along the forth, with his spade on his shoulder, and a skirts of these fields, Mr. Kyrle made a public wooden bottle of liquor in his hand, assisted by walk, which still bears his name: he planted it two or three, or sometimes more workmen, acwith 'elms, and continued the plantation down the cording to the task to be performed. The bottle steep sides of the bank, which overhang the served his fellow-labourers as well as himself. On graceful ever-winding Wye. It is to this plan- one occasion, his companion so thoroughly enjoyed tation that Pope alludes in the line
the draught, that he did not part with the bottle “Who hung with woods the mountain'a sultry brow;"
from his head till the last drop was drained. In
vain did the Man of Ross call aloud to him to but the poet indulged in a bold licence when he stop his draught: the workman's thirst was too gave the title of mountain” to the Cleveland intense to listen. When he had done, Mr. Kyrle bank, or conceived that the well-wooded hill of saiá: "John, why did not you stop when I called Penyard, which forms a remarkable back-ground to you?” “Why, sir," said the man, don't to the landscape, was part of Mr. Kyrle's property, you know that people can never hear when they which it never was.
are drinking ?” The next time Mr. Kyrle applied Mr. Kyrle's income has been pretty accurately the bottle to his head, the man placed himself stated at 500l. a-year. His favourite occupations opposite to him, and opened his mouth as if bawl. were building and planting, in which his skill ing aloud, tiil Kyrle had finished. The draught and taste were as freely exerted for the benefit ended, Kyrle asked, “Well, John, what did you of his friends as on his own improvements : he say?" • Ab, you see, sir," said the man, “I frequently planned and superintended architec. was right: nobody can hear when he is drinking. .' tural works for persons who gladly availed The passage which relates to the church of themselves of his skill and taste.
Ross is calculated to convey an erroneous notion While improving his own property, he added of what was actually done by Mr. Kyrle. The to the beauties of his favourite spot, and freely line imparted to his townsmen the advantages which
"Who taught that heaven-directed spire to rise," he had provided for the enjoyment of the lovely scenery upon him,
coupled with another, The churchyard was planted with elms by " Who builds a church to God, and not to fame," Kyrle; and a gate was erected by him leading to has led many to suppose that the church of Roas a field, called "The Prospect," from its com
was built by Kyrle. The facts are as follows; manding a noble view of the rich scenery of the The elegant spire which ornaments the land, Wye.
In times when the art of conveying scape, from whatever point it be viewed, was at water by pipes, for the accommodation of all the
one time in a dangerous state, which Mr. Kyrle's dwellers in a town, was yet in its infancy, a knowledge of architecture led him to discover, great benefit was conferred on the inhabitants of A parish meeting was convened at his special Ross by the skill and enterprise of Mr. Kyrle, motion, and about forty-seven fect of the spire who made in this field an oval basin of consider taken down and rebuilt, himself daily inspecting able extent, lined it with brick, and paved it with the work, and contributing, over and above the stone, and caused the water to be forced into it by assessment, towards its speedy conclasion. The an engine from the river, and conveyed by under- great bell was given by Kyrle, who attended when ground pipes to the public cocks in the streets, it was cast at Gloucester, and threw into the melt
Then a more effectual mode of supply was ing-pot his own large silver tankard, having first introduced, the use of the fountain was aban- drunk his own favourite toast of “church and doned, and the basin was filled up.
king." This public work is recorded by the poet in the lines
“Behold the market-house, with poor o'erspread;
The Man of Ross divides the weekly bread." "From the dry rock who bade the waters flow Not to the skies, in useless columns tost;
The distribution of the “weekly bread" at the Or in proud falls magnificently lost;
market-house is a circumstance of peculiar inteBut clear and artless, pouring through the plain rest in the life of Kyrle. The donation of bread Health to the sick, and solace to the swain."
was furnished by a grant, renewed by successive The next work noticed by Pope is a cause lords of the manor, of certain tolls on all corn way, which was constructed through the exertions brought to market. The Man of Ross acted as of Mr. Kyrle, and paid for by a subscription, to the lord's almoner, Tradition reports, in homely which he largely contributed. It crossed the low language, that "it would have done one's heart ground between the town and the bridge, on the good to see how cheerful the old gentleman looked bigh road to Hereford and Monmouth. This while engaged in the distribution.”. At length causeway has been since extended, and rendered the toll, thus voluntarily transferred to the poor permanent by the commissioners' of turnpikes, at the will of each succeeding lord, was claimed who bave converted it into a spacious driving way, by the townsmen as their's of right. The question better adapted to the more frequent and rapid was referred to the Man of Ross by consent of journeyings of modern times.
both parties ; and he, preferring truth and justice The walk in the Cleve-fields above alluded to before popularity, and self-gratification, deterwas not only beautified with the elm, his favour-mined, as the evidence compelled him to do, that ite tree, but seats were placed at intervals, where the toll belonged to the lord. So are pride and the "weary traveller” might:“ repose," or the covetousness found in communities as well as inlover of fine scenery contemplate at his ease the dividuals. Unwilling to acknowledge an oblibeauties before him. To his work of planting or gation, lest they should be compelled to own a