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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 Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister (English 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. 6d., in a frame, 48. 6d. Yours, &c., A. B.
PICTURE OF THE RESURRECTION.
THE GUILD OF S. JOHN IN AID OF THE
MISSION AT POONA.
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.
SIR,—Will you do me the kindness to make known to your readers that persons who are willing to help in the evangel
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS.
SIR,-Kindly insert the following reply to Hilda's query in the August number of the Churchman's Companion.
Extract from “Walker's Ritual Reason Why:" The right hand is to be placed first to the forehead in the Name of the Father, Who is God over all; then to the bottom of the breast, and of the Son; and, lastly, from the left to the right side, and of the Holy Ghost, Who proceedeth both from the FATHER and the Son. Or, as the “Myrroure” explains it: by the sign of the Cross we express our belief that our LORD JESUS CHRIST came down from the head, that is the FATHER, unto earth by His Holy Incarnation; and from the earth unto the left side, that is hell, by His bitter Passion; and from thence to His FATHER's right side by His glorious Ascension. The sign of the Cross is a short creed in action : a. It represents our belief in the Crucified, and our trust in His Passion. b. It declares our faith in the Holy TRINITY, to whom we have access by the Cross of CHRIST.-Yours, &c., F. B.
“LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT.' SIR,-I shall be happy to send a copy of a new and original tune to the above hymn to any of your readers, who will send me an addressed newspaper wrapper.-Yours, &c., W. H. GARRINGTON, 10, Southville Place, Bristol.
ization of India, will be gladly welcomed as Associates of S. John's Guild? The work of the Guild is concentrated upon Poona, as that is the head-quarters of missionary enterprise in the Bishop of Bombay's diocese. The chief object of the Guild is, that the Mission may be helped by regular and united prayer, as well as by a small annual subscription to aid the various works, such as schools, orphanages, Zenana works, &c.
There is a branch of the Guild which children under the age of sixteen may join, and their subscription of 1s. a year is to help support one or more of the native orphans, and they have a few simple rules to keep, and are requested to offer a prayer on behalf of the child they help to maintain. I shall be glad to give all particulars to any one who will kindly write to me.-Yours, &c., HARRIETT MARY WYLDE, Treasurer, S. John's Guild, Dawlish, Devon.
"PRACTICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE HOLY
GOSPELS." SIR,—May I by means of the Churchman's Companion draw attention to the merits of a book, the second edition of which has been lately published with a preface by the Rev. Dr. Liddon, “Practical Reflections on the Holy Gospels ?” The plain, reliable, deep-searching words of the Reflections are comprised in a moderate sized volume, and they have also the great advantage of being based on the Authorized Version of the New Testament. The reader is led on, without divergence of mind or eyes to notes or criticisms, to the serious question, (using Dr. Liddon's words in the Preface,) “What do these words say to me?" In
my poor judgment the book seems to leave nothing to be desired, but that a third edition might be printed in larger type, and in two smaller volumes, to the great advantage of the aged, and of those who suffer from weak health or eyesight.-Yours, &c., L. K. S.
P.S. The book is published by Rivington.
TRAINING FOR CHURCH WORK.
SIR,—Will any of your correspondents inform me how a lady could be trained to do church work? She does not desire to be a Sister, but to do organised work in London under a clergyman, to fit her for working in a country parish. What expenses would be incurred? Yours, &c., BEATRIX.
GIFTS OF THE MAGI. SIR,—May I ask whether any reader of the Churchman's Companion has ever seen any account, legendary or other
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
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.
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 misled, 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 & 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."
THE WYNNES ; OR MANY MEN, MANY MINDS,” “PHIL'S
"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
I, as Wooer, perhaps might come
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.