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generally, we should quite agree with his criticisms on Medieval Art, we are surprised to find that in the sphere of Painting he would only allow to English Churchmen a very limited use of it, for the decoration of their ecclesiastical fabrics,-not even sanctioning figure-painting in windows, which we should have thought that the veriest Puritan at this day approved. But in the region of Greek Art, where no such prejudices intervene, we know of no writer who has so thoroughly entered into the works of Pheidias and other Athenian sculptors as has Mr. Tyrwhitt, crediting them, as they undoubtedly deserve, with the very highest motives, not only of purity of conception, but also of religious feeling. The century inaugurated by Pericles did certainly witness the very highest development of human intellect, apart from direct revelation, that the world has known, and amongst the greatest minds, Pheidias, as interpreted by Mr. Tyrwhitt, is entitled to a very high place. To any one conversant with the history of ancient Greece this part of the volume will be a real intellectual treat.
The Rev. Frederick Hockin has published a Tract on the subject of the
arriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Church Union Office), which we strongly recommend. The title only professes to show that it is “for. bidden by the law of God," but really it shows the terrible social evils which follow from such unholy unions.
We are glad to see that Mr. Rodwell in his withdrawal from S. Ethelburga's is pursuing those Biblical studies for which he is so well equipped. His translation of The Prophecies of Isaiah (London, Norgate,) strikes us as quite the best that has been published. The complete absence of Notes, however, unfits it for common 'use. Thus on the very first page we have Jahveh for JEHOVAH. The ordinary reader will naturally ask the reason why.
Miss Mary Frances Drew has published what she calls “the complete text of the Passion Play, translated for the first time from the German," (Burns and Oates.) This of course gives it a special interest.
Correspondence. [The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of the Correspondents.]
To the Editor of the Churchman's Companion.
by 17, ls. 60.; mounted on canvas and varnished, 2s. 60., in a frame, 4s. 60.Yours, &c., A. B.
PICTURE OF THE RESURRECTION.
THE GUILD OF S. JOHN IN AID OF THE
SIR,- In answer to E.C. who asks for a picture of the Resurrection for a hospital, I may mention some good oleographs published by the S. P. C. K., of Scripture subjects, amongst others the Resurrection, mounted on stiff paper, 21 in.
MISSION AT POONA. SIR,-Will you do me the kindness to make known to your readers that persons who are willing to help in the evangel
ization of India, will be gladly welcomed
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS. as Associates of S. John's Guild ? The
SIR,-Kindly insert the following rework of the Guild is concentrated upon
ply to Hilda's query in the August Poona, as that is the head-quarters of number of the Churchman's Companion. missionary enterprise in the Bishop of
Extract from “Walker's Ritual ReaBombay's diocese. The chief object of
son Why:" The right hand is to be the Guild is, that the Mission may be
placed first to the forehead in the Name helped by regular and united prayer, as
of the Father, Who is God over all; well as by a small annual subscription
then to the bottom of the breast, and to aid the various works, such as schools,
of the Son; and, lastly, from the left to orphanages, Zenana works, &c.
the right side, and of the Holy Ghost, There is a branch of the Guild which
Who proceedeth both from the FATHER children under the age of sixteen may
and the Son. Or, as the “Myrroure'' join, and their subscription of ls. a year
explains it: by the sign of the Cross is to help support one or more of the
we express our belief that our LORD JEnative orphans, and they have a few
SUS CHRIST came down from the head, simple rules to keep, and are requested
that is the FATHER, unto earth by His to offer a prayer on behalf of the child
Holy Incarnation; and from the earth they help to maintain. I shall be glad
unto the left side, that is hell, by His to give all particulars to any one who
bitter Passion; and from thence to His will kindly write to me.-Yours, &c.,
FATHER's right side by His glorious HARRIETT MARY WYLDE, Treasurer,
Ascension. The sign of the Cross is a S. John's Guild, Dawlish, Devon.
short creed in action : a. It represents
our belief in the Crucified, and our trust "PRACTICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE HOLY
in His Passion. b. It declares our faith GOSPELS.”
in the Holy TRINITY, to whom we have SIR, -May I by means of the Church
access by the Cross of CHRIST.-Yours, inan's Companion draw attention to the
&c., F. B. merits of a book, the second edition of which has been lately published with a
“LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT.” preface by the Rev. Dr. Liddon, “Prac- SIR,-I shall be happy to send a copy tical Reflections on the Holy Gospels ?” of a new and original tune to the above The plain, reliable, deep-searching hymn to any of your readers, who will words of the Reflections are comprised send me an addressed newspaper wrapin a moderate sized volume, and they per.—Yours, &c., W. H. GARRINGTON, have also the great advantage of being 10, Southville Place, Bristol. based on the Authorized Version of the New Testament. The reader is led on,
Queries. without divergence of mind or eyes to TRAINING FOR CHURCH WORK. notes or criticisms, to the serious question, (using Dr. Liddon's words in the
SIR,—Will any of your correspondents Preface,) “What do these words say to
inform me how a lady could be trained
do church work? She does not desire me?"
to be a Sister, but to do organised work In my poor judgment the book seems
in London under a clergyman, to fit her to leave nothing to be desired, but that a third edition might be printed in larger
for working in a country parish. What type, and in two smaller volumes, to the
expenses would be incurred? Yours,
&c., BEATRIX. great advantage of the aged, and of those who suffer from weak health or
GIFTS OF THE MAGI. eyesight.-Yours, &c., L. K. S.
SIR,-May I ask whether any reader P.S. The book is published by Ri- of the Churchman's Companion has ever vington.
seen any account, legendary or other
wise, giving the after history of the presents brought by the Magi? In some good pictures, e.g., “The Shadow of the Cross," we see several of the gifts supposed to have been kept for many years. As some of them would be imperishable, may we not suppose they are still in existence ?-Yours, &c., HETTA.
cause.) We are sadly in want of seats, having only a few rough ones at present. My rector (Rev. A. L. Ford, one of those whose lives have been threatened) or myself will be thankful for any donation, or help which your readers may feel inclined to give. I close in the words of our blessed LORD: “Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of CHRIST."-Yours, &c., C. L. T., The Rectory, Bessbrook, Ireland.
P.S. I forgot to mention that I am an Associate of the C. B. S., and also of the E. C. U.
CHURCH BOOKS FOR FACTORY GIRLS.
SIR,-Can any one give me the name of a book suitable to give to factory girls who are wavering between Church and Wesleyanism, and see no difference, that would simply and plainly show them the errors of schism ?-Yours, &c., BEATRIX.
CHURCH WORK IN IRELAND.
SIR,–Will you kindly allow me to appeal through the medium of your much valued Churchman's Companion, to those of your readers who may be interested in Church work in Ireland, for some help towards carrying on a Mission in an outlying district in the parish of Camlough, Bessbrook, co, Armagh. The work is as follows: Mission services on Sundays with Sunday school, and on Fridays cottage services for those who are poor and aged and cannot attend our parish Church or Sunday school. A gentleman has let us have the use of a room, &c., your humble servant acts as lay deacon, without a stipend of any kind. I am sure if some of your readers could bave seen with what earnestness my little band attended both the Sunday and cottage services all last winter, through the snow, they would no doubt help us (by some act of self-denial in this most blessed
G. F. S. HOME OF REST, GREAT MALVERN.
SIR,—When you so kindly inserted my note last month the particulars were omitted, and several persons have been
led, supposing the Home to be a free one. May I state that it is a place of rest for members of the Girls' Friendly Society, at 78. a week; for Lady Associates of that Society at 16s., and for other Ladies (room permitting) at £1 a week. Several such are there now and are much pleased with the comforts of the place. The advantages of Malvern for such a Home need no enumeration. -Yours, &c., A. MERCIER, Kemerton Rectory, Tewkesbury.
INTRODUCTION OF CHANTING, SIR, -Can any of your readers inform me by whom chanting was introduced into the English Church ?-Yours, &c., WINNIE.
NAME OF JESUS. SIR,-Can any of your readers tell me why in the calendar of the Prayer Book “Name of Jesus” is put to the 7th of August ?-Yours, &c., WINNIE.
Notices to Correspondents. E. E. The papers entitled “Beneath the Shadow of the Pierced Hand," and “ A Sketch of my Religious Opinions,” which appeared in 1873 and 1876 in the “ Churchman's Companion,” have not been published separately as yet.
Accepted : “Baldwin the Third ;" “ All Souls ;" “ Christmas Eve."
BY THE AUTHOR OF
THE WYNNES ; OR MANY MEN, MANY MINDS,"
" " PHIL'S MOTHER,” ETC.
“Lady, very fair are you,
You have pouting piquante lips, And your eyes are very blue, You can doubtless an eclipse And your hose;
Calculate; And your brow is like the snow, But for your cerulean hue And the various things you know I had certainly from you Goodness knows!
Met my fate.
I were Adams mixed with Whewell,
Then some day
To so sweet an Artium
fresh from her Cambridge Examination. MEANWHILE the four home daughters had gone their several ways. Freda and Isa, with anything but successors to the mild, improving novelettes that had been Dulcibella's, Amy's, and Diana's Saturday half-holiday fare,—and how hungrily longed for and thoroughly digested and enjoyed when obtained, -had sauntered out in their cool cambric gowns and large Swiss hats to the hay field, and there were reclining cosily against the remaining sweet hay-cocks, sometimes watching old Andrew busy superintending the men and horses carrying off one load after another, sometimes reading, sometimes chatting, sometimes halfasleep, whilst the two elder sisters had, as soon as the heat slackened, walked leisurely up to the Great House to call on Lady Agneta.
On their way across the park they met Francis Wollaston and VOL. II.
his young friend, who lifted their caps and passed on with a pleasant word or two, but did not think it needful to say that they were once more en route to the Rectory. Lady Agneta was at home, sitting with her mother-in-law and children under the cedar tree at the back, her husband lounging on a tiger-skin mat beside them, sometimes reading to them, sometimes playing with his bonnie boy, and at times starting up with polite alacrity to fetch a sunshade for his step-mother, or pick up his wife's ball of wool.
Happy wife! happy husband ! in their tender, ennobling, and forbearing love and honour for each other. It was a charming picture of high-bred, happy English domestic life; neither blind to the little foibles of the other, for after all each was but human, each had grown up in a slightly different world of thought, and habits, and speech, even code of minor right and wrong, though each in a highly-principled and happy home.
“It is good for us to be here,” thought Dulcibella, and more than once, very good; the wife see that she reverence her husband, the husband that he love and cherish his wife, as CHRIST His Bride the Church.”
So both sisters were tempted to stay on, Dulcibella soon drawn into discussion with Sir Thomas on the volume of Edwin Arnold's poems in his hand, Amabel holding Lady Wollaston's wool, playing ball with the little Thomas, listening to Lady Agneta's account of the beauties of Belem. Sweet, happy English country life! even Dulcibella forgot her own now perpetual heartaches about her father's health, Arthur's vagaries, and certainly little pictured his occupation that mid-June afternoon, so delightful in well-timbered fragrant Herefordshire, so overpoweringly close and hot in the front rooms of the eastern side of Bromley Street, on which his own house was situated, and where he had now taken his wife's place beside his suffering younger stepdaughter, poor little Gwendoline, who lay panting for cool air, in spite of the well-wetted sheet he and her mother had placed across that western window. Alas! what could they do to the low slate roof but just above her, on which the fierce rays of the high June sun had long blazed and still burnt so directly ? their patient little patient ex. hausted with thirst, in spite of Arthur's unwearying attempts to keep the parched throat moist and dry lips cool with all the appliances his wife's experience, or Mr. Potticary's medical books, or Dr. Bell's advice could give him.