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members will not be affected in the slightest degree by a failure to forward written replies to the questions.

In the report of the Round-Table meeting printed in the January number of THE CHAUTAUQUAN, page 229, an attempt is made to give Pope's paraphrase of Hadrian's address to his soul. The substitution of the word "see'st” for "seem'st," however, spoils the sense of the latter part of the

The correct reading will be found in a foot note on page 409 of Quackenbos' Ancient Literature, one of the required books in the course for January and February.

Another member writes: “I live with an uncle who has not been able to see to read for a great many years on account of weak eyes, and I have to read to him. I became so tired of reading the secular papers that when I heard of your course of reading I said to myself, “That is what I want.' I commenced reading aloud to my uncle. I have read the course so far to him, and we have both enjoyed it more than you can tell. I find there is a great deal in the daily papers one can skip, if they have other reading that is interesting. My uncle is nearly eighty, and it is wonderful how much he has enjoyed it."


A member of the class of 1883 writes: “I am happy to

LOCAL CIRCLES.* state that the difficulty I first experienced in fixing my attention satisfactorily upon the required reading has, in Burlington, Iowa, has a flourishing local circle of fortya great measure, been overcome, and that I can now enjoy five members, with the prospect of additional numbers. the C. L. S. C., notwithstanding the long years of careless The officers are, President, Mrs. E. S. Huston; Secretary, reading for amusement only. Since I commenced this Mr. W. J. Samson; Corresponding Secretary, Miss L. V. course of reading the hand of our Father has been laid Ray; Programme Committee, Mrs. E. S. Huston, Mrs. heavily upon me by taking away from our home our only Downs, Miss Acres. The exercises at the meetings consist little daughter, but we can say, 'Thy will be done,' and of papers on subjects connected with the course of study thank him for sparing to us our little son. If I had not and discussions. pledged myself to the C. L. S. C. I should have given up the reading in my deep sorrow and despair, but I feel now

On the 19th of November last a local circle was organized that it was better for me not to do so; consequently I have

at Kansas City, Mo., with the following named officers : nearly made up all lost time.”

President, J. W. Adams; Vice President, Anna C. Web

ster; Secretary, W. A. Harnsberger. At a subsequent That the after-school idea of the C. L. S. C. is a practical / meeting the name “Excelsior C. L. S. C., of Kansas City, feature, has already been frequently illustrated by the let

Mo.,'' was chosen. Although organized a month after the ters printed from the members. Several before us are so

commencement of the reading year the members have been directly to this point that we quote from them. One writes: enabled to catch up with the current reading, and an inter“I left school before I ought, and was married, and although esting winter's work is anticipated. I have been too happy in my married life to regret it, still I bave felt more and more as the time passed that I should

For the month of February the required reading is the have been a better wife, a better mother, a better member of latter half of Quackenbos' History of Ancient Literature, society, and better company for myself, if I had been well from History in the Golden Age of Grecian Literature, page enough educated to know how to study alone.” A lady 221 to the end of the volume; and in THE CHAUTAUQUAN, member of the class of 1882, says: “I can never tell you

Mosaics of History, Christianity in Art, readings about how much brightness you have thrown into my life by the

Mental Science, and Health at Home. One hundred quesorganization of the C. L. S. C. From my earliest childhood tions and answers are elsewhere printed in THE CHAUI have thirsted for knowledge. Though the privilege of TAUQUAN, based on the required reading in History of Anattending a high school has been mine, yet I was obliged to

cient Literature. As heretofore, we make a suggestive distop far short of graduation. For three years I tried to do

vision of the work for the month into four parts, one for home duties cheerfully, though tears would often fall, and

each week: I fear I became envious of my more fortunate friends. Then

FIRST WEEK.-1. Ancient Literature, from page 221 to I read of the C. L. S.C., and resolved to become a member

page 262—History, Philosophy, and Oratory in the golden of the Circle." Another member writes: " I find the C.

age of Grecian Literature. L. S. C. studies just what I need and desire. I was obliged

2. Questions and Answers on History of Ancient Literato leave school at the age of sixteen on account of home

ture, from No. 1 to No. 25, inclusive. duties, consequently my education was never finished. I

3. Mosaics of History, in THE CHAUTAUQUAN. have been unable to settle myself down to a course of study

SECOND WEEK.-1. Ancient Literature, from page 262 to of my own choosing, but now, when I think there are hun

302—the Alexandrian Period, and later Greek Literature. dreds and thousands of others going over the same ground

2. Questions and Answers on History of Ancient Literawith myself, it gives me fresh cheer and courage to work on

ture, from No. 26 to No. 50, inclusive. and · never be discouraged,' knowing that with hope and

3. Christianity in Art, in THE CHAUTAUQUAN. life I shall succeed."

4. Art of Conversation, in THE CHAUTAUQUAN.

THIRD WEEK.-1. Ancient Literature, from page 303 to Persons who undertake the C. L. S. C. course for the pur- page 35+Latin and its Oldest Monuments, Dawn of Ropose of benefiting others find a double profit to themselves.

man Literature, and the Ciceronian Period of the golden They not only receive the reward that follows the doing of

age of Roman Literature. good to others, but likewise the compensation that flows

2. Questions and Answers on History of Ancient Literafrom an advantageous use of their own powers. Says a

ture, from No. 51 to No. 75, inclusive. member of the class of 1883: “I am pursuing my studies

3. Readings about Mental Science, in THE CHAUTAUthis year with greater interest and enthusiasm than ever,

QUAN. and have succeeded in interesting several of my friends in

FOURTH WEEK.--1. Ancient Literature, from page 354 to it. My oldest boy, aged five, is greatly pleased with the

end of volume—the Augustan Age, and the silver age of illustrations in the History of Art, and also such portions of Roman Literature. our studies as are adapted to his understanding. It is for

* All communications from local circles intended for THE CHA Uhis sake and his brother's that I have undertaken this

TAUQUAN should be addressed to Albert M. Martin, General Secrecourse, hoping it will be a benefit to them in the future." tary of the C. L. S. C., Pittsburgh, Pa.


2. Questions and Answers on History of Ancient Litera tects sliced up the old Romanesque wall, took away whole ture, from No. 76 to No. 100, inclusive.

sections of it, but by the use of the buttress gained equal 3. Readings about Health at Home, in The CHAUTAU- strength with less material. The average Gothic cathedral QUAN.

has only one-tenth of its area occupied by solid walls, while

churches or temples belonging to other recognized orders A local circle organized at St. Louis, Mo., numbers about have from one-half to one-fourth. fifty members. The officers are: President, Miss Helen E. Peabody; Vice President, D. W. Haydock; Secretary, Miss The Carlinville, Ill., local circle was organized last year, Jessie Brownell; Treasurer, Herbert Wright. The meetings and at present numbers sixteen names-eight married are held on Monday evenings, once in two weeks. The pro women and eight single. The secretary makes the followgram is planned by a committee of two. "Nearly every ing report: "All take THE CHAUTAUQUAN, and we read in member has something to do each night,” so writes the turn in the circle all the required reading, and more, in it. president. "Papers are read on the various subjects in the Some member asks the questions for the week, and special course, and then discussed by the members. The number / questions, and each answers in turn as though a class in is increasing, and a great deal of interest is taken. Private school. Those not having the books of the course read up parlors failing to accommodate our growing numbers, Dr. as best they can, and all furnish such information as they Goodell, who is very enthusiastic in the work, has offered are able to obtain. We have a critic for each month, who us the pleasant parlors of his church free of expense." An- consults Webster, and corrects mispronunciation, etc. We other member of the circle writes: “Quite a number of us meet at the houses of the members, one month at each hope to enjoy the privileges of Chautauqua itself next sum place. At each meeting two members of the class furnish

The name and the face of Dr. Vincent are to many papers on the subjects suggested in THE CHAUTAUQUAN. of us as those of a personal friend, and we feel very grate-On Bryant's Memorial Day we read the selections in turn, ful to him and his able counselors who have provided for answered the questions, and one young lady read a paper us this source of pleasure and, we trust, great profit." on Bryant as an author. All seem enthusiastic in praise of

the course. The attendance is regular, no one liking to be The West Side C. L. S. C., of Cleveland, Ohio, is one of absent for a single day if it is possible to avoid it. Our the most successful organizations of the kind in that city. meetings are held every Monday afternoon. We were all The winter session of the circle was inaugurated by a•recep so sorry to miss the special questions in the November tion tendered to the members at the residence of Mr. and number, and hope we will have them again. We are much Mrs. W. A. Ingham. The guests were received by Dr. J. C. pleased with the division into week's lessons, as when a White, president, and Mr. A. J. Marvin, vice president of member is absent she knows just where the class is, and it the circle, and the host and hostess. The evening was devoted is a great convenience every way.” to those social amenities that precede a season of hard, earnest work. An excellent musical programme was rendered, In the January number of THE CHAUTAUQUAN reference at the conclusion of which all were invited to supper. At was made to the course of free lectures, under the auspices the close of the supper hour the guests repaired to the parlor of the C. L. S. C., given at Cincinnati, Ohio, this winter. and library, where the evening was spent amidst the The second lecture of the course was delivered on the evencharms of books and the delights of conversation. One of ing of December 13th, at St. Paul's M. E. Church, by Prof. the city newspapers speaks of this local circle as follows: G. W. Harper, principal of the Woodward High School, “Founded upon a broad intellectual basis, it has attracted his subject being Geology. We are indebted to Miss Eleanor its members as much by its literature and art life as the C. O'Connell for the following synopsis: In opening, the elevating influence of the association, and has inspired all speaker called attention to the fact that a few years ago with the new wine of a free creative thought, vital, flexible such a thing as lectures in churches, on scientific subjects, and expressive. The association this winter will renew was almost unheard of; and that now these subjects, espewith increased vigor those efforts which are having such a cially Geology, are being studied by Christian people, marked influence upon the social and intellectual status of proves that scientific research and Bible study can go hand the people of the West Side."

in hand, each helping the other to get nearer the Creator.

The Mosaic account of the creation was considered, and the At one of the recent weekly meetings of the Ladies' Art agreement of the latest geological discoveries with it. He Class at Milwaukee, Wis., College, they were favored with commended the articles on Geology in THE CHAUTAUQUAN an object lesson on Architecture, by Prof. Farrar. By skil as presenting a very fair idea of the subject as a whole. fully manipulating a few pine sticks he explained several The various geological periods were reviewed, and the principles in construction essential to an understanding of changes that have taken place in the earth's crust. Attenthe Gothic style. A flat lintel from pillar to pillar is tion was called to the geological movements now in proGrecian, a round arch Norman or Romanesque, and a gress; among them the gradual receding of the water from pointed arch Gothic. There is no architectural contrast the northern to the southern hemisphere, where it is slowly more striking than that between a Romanesque and a but surely forming a continent of ice. The waters are gradGothic building. In the former we see thick, solid walls of ually leaving New York harbor, and some future year will stone; in the latter, walls that appear to be of stained glass find New York an inland city. The reason for this and divided by slender mullions. To use a homely illustration: other changes was explained by means of black-board diaTake a barrel with the staves in the usual position; then grams. He dwelt for some time on the geology of North hang the staves on pivots and turn them so they will radiate America, referring especially to that of Ohio, using an from the center-the first stave of the barrel would repre elaborate geological map of the State. The old silurian sent the Romanesque, the last the Gothic style. Or a blind, island, near the center of which the Queen City is situated, with the slats closed, would represent the Romanesque wall, was interestingly discussed. The lecturer showed clearly but with the slats open, the Gothic. This wonderful change, that he who does not see God in the rocks as well as in the by which for the first time in the history of architecture stars, is studying blindly this open book, every page of light could stream freely and abundantly into a building, which points to a great designer who during the ages was was accomplished by the use of the pointed arch, and par- preparing a habitation for the noblest of his creaturesticularly by the system of buttressing. The Gothic archi man.

Dr. Vincent made his first visit to the C. L. S. C. of Mil may be made. We must not depend too exclusively upon waukee, Wis., a few weeks since, and the reception ten books and music, or lectures. There is in the silent mesdered him at the Summerfield church is an event long to sage of the painting or the engraving, if it be pure and be remembered in the history of the local circle of that city. clean and sweet, a subtle influence that will glide into our The Republican and News devotes over a column to an ac musings before we are aware of it. It is just this kind of count of the reception, and the lecture of Dr. Vincent. We influence that youth needs and will accept. God has given condense from it the following: “A very large company as this artistic faculty, this shaping of glory and beauty. He sembled in the parlors of the church to extend a hearty greet means it to be used for his glory and the good of man. ing and welcome. The supper tables, under the auspices of the members of the local circle of the C. L. S. C., were prepared On Friday evening, December 30th, the Pittsburgh, Pa., for some seventy-five or eighty, in the rooms of the parson branch of the C. L. S. C. held an “Art Meeting" in the age, which were all thrown open for the reception and com chapel of the First Presbyterian church of that city. It was fort of the numerous guests. Upon the arrival of Dr. Vin a treat altogether unique in its character, and of unusual cent he was formally introduced to the entire company by interest to art lovers. Rev. S. F. Scovel gave an interesting Rev. J. E. Gilbert, and was received with the Chautauqua and instructive address on “Art in Religion.” Numerous salute, the waving of handkerchiefs. The assembly then sat historical illustrations were used, drawn from Hebrew art, down to the supper, which was prepared under the es early Christian art, classic art, and art in the Reformation. pecial superintendence of the lady members of the Chau The speaker endeavored to show that religion is the friend tauqua Circle, and served by a bevy of beautiful young of art. It is religion's duty not to abandon art to evil imgirls belonging to the Sunday-school. Among those who pulses, but to change it and use it. Religion befriends art, were present and ably assisted toward rendering the festival because it gives heed to the fact of beauty and to the sense so conspicuously successful, the following may be men of beauty. Religion alone gives the true definition to the tioned: Mrs. William Millard, President; W. T. Simmons, mission of the artist. Religion would make of art a force to Vice President; S. H. Hooley, Secretary and Treasurer, elevate and edify men, as well as to amuse or gratify, or and others. After the supper Dr. Vincent lectured in the simply to refine them. Religion must be the friend of art, audience room of the church. At the conclusion of his ad because it believes that every exact fact is a thought of dress an informal reception was held in the parsonage God, and that therefore the faithful reproduction of the rooms adjoining the church, many of the audience wishing fleeting beauty which God has so lavishly strown around to say good-bye before his departure.

us is a desirable and admirable thing. Religion befriends

art by encouraging both realism and idealism in it. ReRev. Dr. Bacon, of the Central Congregational Church of ligion is evidently the friend of art, as it relies upon it to Toledo, Ohio, recently delivered an exceedingly interesting translate its deepest truths and teach its grandest facts sermon to the members of the C. L. S. C. of that city, on through that quickest of our senses, sight. Religion enthe subject of Jewish art. He took for his text Exod. courages in art a thorough conscientiousness. Religion bexxvii. 2: “And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron, | friends art by dignifying its themes. Religion helps art by thy brother, for glory and for beauty.” He commenced his restraining it. It follows, as a corollary, that religion sermon by quoting from the October CHAUTAUQUAN the must not be either hostile to or indifferent to the ennobling question and answer: "Q. What is said of painting and function of art. Art's great mission can not be accomsculpture among the Jews ? A. It was forbidden.” They plished without religion, nor can religion's mission be were not forbidden by Moses or Jehovah. What was pro- wholly accomplished without art. Mr. John Beatty, one hibited was the making of any likeness of the Creator, or of Pittsburgh's artists, at the close of the address, briefly exany image whatsoever to bow down to or worship. Natur- plained the classification of the one hundred and fifty phoally those who came after Moses extended the prohibition tographs and autotypes of works of celebrated masters to painting and culpture in general. The idolatry by which which covered the walls and tables of the room.

The printhey were entirely surrounded was fascinating and seduc- cipal contributors to the art display were Messrs. Linford, tive to the last degree to their warm, sensuous nature, and | Beatty, Woodwell, Hetzel, and Mellor, Pittsburgh artists, they would naturally feel they could only escape this dan and Rev. Dr. Scovel, who has a large collection. Prof. O. ger by total abstinence from the chisel and the brush. But M. Tucker, chairman of the executive committee, who there have been historical compensations-more than poetic superintended the arrangement of the meeting, not only justice to the Jew—in that he became the religious teacher displayed great energy in arranging the details, but admirof the world. The Jews were allowed free scope in poetry able artistic taste in the selection of pictures. and music, and are not these the finest of the fine arts ? Musical genius of the highest order has been common C. L. S. C. CLASS OF 1882 VIGIL.* among the Jews. In poetry Hebrew is unmatched and unapproachable. The field of effort in architecture lay entirely

The proceedings were commenced by the singing of the open to the Hebrew. It seems probable that the tabernacle

night song of the class of 1882, “All the Earth is Wrapped erected in the wilderness was the lightest, most graceful in Shadow,” led by Prof. Sherwin and choir. structure for religious use upon which the sun then shone.

Prayer was next offered by Dr. Vincent, followed by the It was resplendent and beautiful. At the present time the

singing of the night song, “Son of My Soul." danger of falling into superstition and idolatry seems well

Dr. Vincent then spoke as follows: The Chautauqua nigh past. Science has demonstrated the divine unity. Literary and Scientific Circle is an attempt to bring youth Superstition has been hunted out of every nook and corner.

into old age, to turn back the current of our lives, and to The imagination is that much more free to roam the uni

put us again among the joys and fellowships and hopes, and verse. The history of art remains not only a pleasant but a

worthier purposes of other years. One of the greatest hereprofitable study. Though we may not hope to be artists, sies that prevails in the world to-day is that which shuts off we can admire and love those who are able to minister to

all hope in the intellectual, the physical, the social, and the the sense of the beautiful, as also the glory and beauty they produce. The speaker expressed his surprise that in what

Meeting of the members of the C. L. S. C. Class of 1882, at the we do for young men more is not made of pictures and stat Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua, Friday, August 12th, 1881, at 9:30 uary. The enemy of souls knows how corrupting these o'clock p. m., Dr. J. H. Vincent presiding.

spiritual life after one has reached what is called "matur sung, and which our friend, Miss Leavitt, wrote for this ity." Many of the failures in life are because of the con night's service, is expressive of the weariness and discourviction that failure is inevitable. A man who has strong agement which come to us once in a while in our lives. hope and a strong will, but observes the laws of health, may have, as you know, heavy work here at Chautauqua. After retain the possibilities of life longer than most people sup the second or third day of the summer meeting, I go to my pose. There are too many people who are writing bitter rest tired out; I go to my bed tired out; and I often think things against themselves spiritually because of past fail. to myself as I lie down, I really care very little whether the ures and lost opportunity, who are thereby only weakening meeting to-morrow be a success or not; but when I awake themselves for the work of to-morrow. One of the sweetest at the music of the six o'clock bell, I am as fresh and strong hopes I have indulged in connection with our Chautauqua for the work as though I had never felt a touch of weariness. movement is this: that we may be able to impress people Now I want the Circle, in starting out for the year's work, that life is worth living for new and far-reaching enterprises to do so with strong purposes and high courage. as long as soul and body can be held together. The Chau We have in this hall indications of the time coming when tauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, without calling itself it must decay, when the columns and the roof and the floor a university, is a university for the old, where the joys of will all be gone. In this place, I trust, a more commodious youth may be put into the heart again, and the purposes building will stand. And when you and I are very old, I which strengthened the school-boy be brought back again. | hope that members of the C. L. 8. C. will tread through the

I suppose the real trouble with old people is the sense of halls that shall then stand here, and that we who remain guilt, and the feeling that the wrong has been done so long shall tell them about the early circles, and the early sesthat the heart delights in it, and that character has become sions of the Round-Table, and the meetings of the classes, fixed by habit; but to-night I bring you here, among these and of the night service when the first fourth year's elass: shadows and flickering lights in our dear old hall, to call your organized. That good time must come. attention to the way by which the simplicity and innocency Let us have true faith in the Father as little children be. of youth may be brought back to us; by which the past fore him; and true courage to do royal work this year acmay be blotted out; by which the sense of Divine ac cording to our opportunity. ceptance may be secured; by which one may look into the Let me say to you first of all, do not look ahead too much face of God, and say, as the child says, “My Father.” over the prescribed reading of the course for the year. It is

Let us as members of the Circle learn not to grow old, not a bad thing when one is nervous to look over in advance a to give up hope; but use what strength remains for the pile of work. It is a discouraging thing, when one has a acquirement of knowledge and the attainment of character. thousand pages to read, to turn over each page and see how If, amidst the shadows that gather about us this hour, we much a thousand pages are.

Do the work of to-day during we may be reminded of these possibilities in our lives, I to-day, and let the remaining three hundred and sixty-four shall be grateful to our Heavenly Father who brings us days take care of themselves. You will always have more together.

heart if you never entertain but the work of the present at The first three years of the C. L. S. C. have been years of the . experiment. It would have been a very easy thing to sit down in the tent, as Dr. Warren, Prof. Bowne and myself column and the light upon it. I intend one of these days did, and draw out a four years' course of reading and study, to have erected here such a pillar for symmetry and beauty, which the president of the best university in America that as the members of the class look upon it, they will might look at and pronounce "admirable and thorough;" gather from it inspiration. And when my marble column it would have been an easy thing to draw up a course of stands a symbol of symmetry and strength and purity in reading and study which, while it might not have elicited culture, crowned with a light that shall not easily go out, such high praise, would at least have commanded the re but that shall burn before we come into the hall, and burn spect of leaders in education, and led them to say that it is after we leave the hall, we shall read in it the mission of a very thorough and comprehensive course; but, in doing our Circle, and the lesson of our symbol: A foundation this, we should have defeated our own purposes.

strong and sure and pure and beautiful; crowned with fadeNow, I confess that, as a believer in thorough work, I less light, to bless the world, or that portion of it in which have sometimes felt a little ashamed to write as I have we have been placed. Carry away with you in your done to members of the class about details of work: "Never thoughts the column that is strong, and the light that mind this, or never mind that, or we will accept this or that fadeth never, and may God give to you and to me, to the as equivalent, only keep at it." “If the work be not done counselors and the secretaries, to the leaders of local cirthoroughly, still keep at it, and do the best you can.” It cles throughout our widely extended territory, and to all would have been much more pleasant to me to write: our members, strength, patience, courage, fidelity, purity, "Stand firm to the letter of our arrangement, and read and above all that love of usefulness which will make us every line, and be able to pass a rigid examination before a ask continually: “How may we be helps to others ?” high board of examiners, and thou shalt have thy reward." In starting out in the new year's course, begin the first But I should thereby have sent away from our Circle many day of October. If that day should come on Sunday, read who have steadily gone on, and are to-day grateful for the something out of the Word, or out of religious books asencouragement and the concessions of the earlier years. signed. If the first of October comes on a week day, begin

I have always desired to draw the lines a little more on that day to read as much as you can of the required closely for the fourth year, to put into the work a little course. As you move on, doing more at the beginping than more will, a little more emphasis, a little more faith, a little after a while, you will in the cool weather of October and more economy of time, a little more system, a little more November, and throughout the winter; have accomplished courage; and after a while we shall be able to carry on our so much that when the time comes for rest—the hot summer work, through the first, second, and third years with the months of June, July, and August-you will not be resame spirit.

quired to work so hard. To you who are members of the fourth year, a few words: I know your discouragements. Some of you say: I am I wish that you could, by some silent consecration, each too old to learn now. I know how tempted I am, when with himself before God, commit himself to a little more duty presses in the morning, to neglect the reading of the thorough work for this last year. The song which has been Scripture and to kneel in prayer before Godi I know when

it we have before us to-night a symbol; the symbol is a

the resolve has been formed to read ten pages a day how | ing of the Look Up Legion at Chautauqua, more than easy it is to put it off until afternoon, and then after a while twenty heads of clubs met and agreed to exchange notes say: I will read twenty pages to-night. And then to-mor with each other, as to the management of clubs connected row it is the day after that, when forty pages are demanded, with the Look Up Legion or with the Wadsworth Club. and when one gets so much behind he is disheartened. It is proposed that each chief of a club shall, once a year

Do not be troubled about your quarterly report cards. I at least, and oftener if possible, send to me a note in the think we shall not send them out at all the coming year. If way of a report, explaining the methods of carrying on the you have quarterly cards on hand, return them. Send back club, and asking such questions of other clubs as may help the cards and memoranda. Fill out the statement that you forward the general purpose. have read the required books, sign your name as requested. I have agreed to print as much as possible of these letNever mind the details.

ters, to be sent from this center to the other clubs for their If you have difficulties, organize local circles. If you can information. not have thirty, perhaps you may have twenty or ten or Finding your name on one of the records, I take this seven or two. Resolve to get over the difficulty, and you method of asking you if you will not liket n receive these will get over it. Remember the power of the will. Say "I circulars—which we propose to print monthly. nd whether will," and you will.

you will not write to us questions or experiences which you Sometimes your head will ache. Wait until the headache think may serve the common purpose. is over. When your body lashes you, wait. Do not work I have supposed that in general it will be better to print in physical pain unless the work be a relief. Try to find the notes of different correspondents without their names, a time when your work tells most, and consecrate that time or the names of the places to which they refer. I should to the work.

hope, therefore, for the freest possible statement both of I received from a friend yesterday a little poem. She is failure and of successes. the author of the poem I read you the other day, “It is So far as I know there are more than one hundred and dead." Her life has been singularly sorrowful. In the fol fifty Look Up Legion Clubs or Wadsworth Clubs, under lowing poem she expresses the longing of the mature life different names, in different parts of the world. As it is that she might still rest in the arms of the dear Father. I quite out of my power to keep up a personal correspondence said, when I received this, I will read these words to the with the heads of these clubs, however pleasant such a corCircle that each member may be was a little child."

respondence would be, the AS A LITTLE CHILD.

WELCOME AND CORRESPONDENCE CLUB " Except ye become as a little chilll ye can not enter the kingdom of Hearen.

has kindly undertaken the duty of forwarding the printed "As a little child, as a little child!

circulars and receiving the letters from correspondents. Then how can I enter in?

We suppose that each monthly circular sent out by us I am scarred, and hardened, and soul-defiled

will be eight printed pages. To meet our expenses in printWith traces of sorrow and sin.

ing, we ask for a subscription of fifty cents a year from each Can I turn backward the tide of years And wake my dead youth at my will?”


Please address all letters to “Welcome and Correspondence "Nay, but thou canst, with thy grief and thy fears, Creep into my arnis and be still."

Club,'' 39 Highland Street, Roxbury, Mass.

For the W. & C. Club,
"I know that the lambs in the heavenly fold

Are sheltered and kept in thy heart;
But I-I am old, and the gray from the gold
Has bidden all brightness depart.

The gladness of youth, the faith and the truth,

Lie withered or shrouded in dust."
“Thou’rt emptied at length of thy treacherous strength; C. S. L. (Chautauqua School of Languages), begins
Creep into my arms now-and trust."

Saturday, July 8, and closes Thursday, "Is it true? can I share with the little ones there

August 17, 1882.
A child's happy rest on thy breast?”

C. T. R. (Chautauqua Teachers' Retreat), begins "Ay, the tenderest care will answer thy prayer,

Saturday, July 8, and closes Friday,
My love is for thee as the rest.

July 28, 1882.
It will quiet thy fears, will wipe away tears-
Thy murmurs shall soften to psalms,

C.F. M. I. (Chautauqua Foreign Missionary In-
Thy sorrow shall seem but a feverish dream,

stitute, begins Saturday, July 29, In the rest-in the rest in my arms.

and closes Thursday, August 3, 1882.
"Thus tenderly held, the heart that rebelled

Shall cling to my hand, though it smite,
Shall find in my rod the love of its God,
My statutes its songs in the night.

bly), begins Tuesday, August 1, and And whiter than show shall the stained life grow,

closes Monday, August 21, 1882.
Neath the touch of a love undetiled,
And the throngs of forgiven at the portals of heaven

C. L. S. C. For information concerning the c.

L. S. C. (Chautauqua Literary and
Shall welcome one more little child."

Scientific Circle), a college for home study;

C. S. T. For information concerning the C. S. T.

(Chautauqua School of Theology), a Mr. Hale has issued the following circular to the chiefs of

most helpful fraternity for young ministers; clubs. It proposes to them the plan agreed upon at Chautauqua last April: Look up and not down;

Chautauqua Young Folks'
Look forward and not back;

Reading Union, a beautiful plan for promoting useful read-
Look out and not in;
Lend a hand.

ing among little folks and growing youth, address,
BOSTON, December 7, 1881.

DR. J. H. VINCENT, DEAR SIR, OR DEAR MADAM:-At the anniversary meet

Plainfield, N. J. E

C. S. S. A. (Chautauqua Sunday School Assem

C. Y. F. R. U. For information concerning the

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