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who are admitted to the confidence of friends A GREAT WRONG.
and families, who are made parties to their seWe cut the following from an article in the
crets, and before whom many things are said Philadelphia “ Inquirer,” and endorse its senti
notintended for the general ear of the world—is ments with our whole heart. We know persons
it not a duty on the part of all such, to avoid the who have taken the conversation of private in
repetition, even of harsh remarks, or the betray. tercourse and used it for mean purposes, and we
al of any single circumstance that was evidenthave the same feeling towards them that we
ly made known in a spirit of confidence? Is it have towards the cholera-distance is better
not a heartless and treacherous occupation, to than nearness.
repeat language that was meant only for the
private ear, especially if the repetition be calcu“ To steal into the confidence of a fellow-be
lated to injure the reputation of the original uting, of a friend or neighbor, to win upon his terer, or to wound the feelings of another? All feelings, and worm out his secrets - all under
have errors and infirmities, and all, therefore, the mask of friendship-and then to betray those are liable to mistakes. It is impossible to keep secrets to the world -nay, to exaggerate and watch and guard upon ourselves at all moments, pervert them, is a species of social delinquency while there are many, moreover, who are quick, and deliberate wickedness, from which all who impulsive, and thoughtless, and who, indeed, are truly high-minded and virtuous, must shrink often say things which they do not really mean. with horror. It involves the double guilt of It is cruel, therefore, to take advantage of such, treachery and hypocrisy. It perverts the holy to gain their confidence and enjoy their friendprivilege of friendship to the basest purpose, and ship, and yet abuse both to their disadvantage. stabs at the victim, when he not only least sus- The dearest ties, the most sacred attachments, pects, but when he leans and relies upon the the holiest bonds, have been sundered by this base and guilty hand, as that of an adviser and species of wanton hypocrisy and heartless a companion. But, there is another description treachery. The little things of life are often of social treachery, which is far more common. pregnant with mighty consequences. A remark We allude to the disposition which prevails so made in confidence, and repeated in a vicious, generally, to listen to the frank and unpremedi- jealous, or malignant spirit-nay, if repeated at tated remarks of another-remarks made in his
all, will often open the door for misconstruction, own family circle, and thus on privileged, if not and lead to misunderstandings, that years of afhallowed ground, and then go forth into society ter effort will not fully reconcile. Nothing and repeat them. The repetition, too, is often
wounds so deeply as the slight, or usmerited made in an unkind spirit. The manner is chan
censure of a friend. Nothing rankles so keenly ged or misrepresented, and thus what was meant
in the human heart, as a belief or impression in jest or playfulness, is converted into a serious
that one to whom we have been in the babit of matter, and is made the cause of irritation or
turning with confidence for a long period, and ill-will. The idle tattlers of the hour, who are of whose faith, good-will, and sincerity we never ever on the watch for some hasty remark, and entertained a doubt, has said or done something, who eagerly catch it up, and bear it from ear to either calculated to destroy the kindly feeling at ear, are not only common nuisances, but they a blow, or to throw a suspicion upon his conduct are worse. They are the disturbers of quiet and
for ever after. And yet this is the bitter fruit of happy homes-they are the fomenters of discord social treachery. A word or hirt, a suggestion and disunion among friends, they are either the attributed to a friend, and calculated to annoy thoughtless or the malignant causes of scandal, or to wound, will often disturb an intiinacy, and calumny, bitterness and feud. Alas, how many rupture bonds that have existed closely and of these are to be found, not only in every great kindly for years. The spirit that would delibmetropolis, but in every little village. They erately engage in this foul work, and with the hasten from door to door, as if bent on mischief.
malevolent purpose of exciting suspicion, or deThe slightest whisper of slander is magnified stroying confidence and good will, is at once into something serious, and thus by nods and despicable and demoniac. Its trophies are sershrugs, and strange surmises, reputations are ered bonds-its triumphs are broken hearts." trifled with, characters are assailed, and household circles are rendered miserable. Should it
The soul of the high minded and honorable is not be regarded as a duty on the part of those like the sun's rays, full of warmth and beauty.
FEMALE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF
prepare for prejudice, misrepresentation and misPENNSYLVANIA.
construction, and to be all the more cautious and prudent because of their peculiar position ; to withdraw from arrogance; to be ever ready to
make reparation for a wrong done, but to submit The First Commencement of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, for conferring fully, faithfully, gratuitously, but to demand of
to no wrong offered ; to wait upon the poor cheerdegrees, took place in this city, Dec. 30, 1851.
others a full and fair payment, and to send in The occasion drew together a very large audi
their bills at least twice a year. These last two The exercises were introduced with mu.
itens seemed to please the audience mightily. sic and by prayer, after which the President of
A similar commotion was caused by the remark, the College, William J. Mullen, conferred the
“In your prescriptions, give no alcoholic drinks.” degree of “ Doctor of Medicine" on eight ladies
This was enforced by good reasonings and facts, in the following manner:
and the position was taken by the orator, that “ Ladies, after a careful and thorough exami
the physician ought to unite with the moralist nation, on the part of our Board, you have been
and divine, in all places, in efforts to arrest the found fully qualified to become practitioners in
evils of intemperance. the healing art of Medicine and Surgery. In
The address expressed the solicitude with the name, and on behalf of the Corporators of
which the Faculty had followed the ladies in the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, I
their studies, and the high gratification in view present you a Diploma, signed by the President
of their success, proving that their sex are not and Faculty, conferring upon you the degree of only good students, able to pursue all the studies Doctor of Medicine, with all the honors, rights
of a regular course of medical instruction, but and privileges appertaining thereunto.”
also to think, reason, analyze, compare, and deThe following are the names of the graduates,
duce for themselves. The Faculty was confiwith the subject of the thesis chosen by each
dent that these graduates would exert a good one :-Phebe M. Way, of Pennsylvania, on
influence in behalf of the College. “Wounds”; Hannah E. Longshore, Pennsylva
Many hopes are connected with the success of nia, "Neuralgia"; Anna M. Longshore, Penn
this institution. We learn that two wea thy lasylvania, "Electricity;” Martha A. Sawin, Mas
dies have promised to build a handsome and subsachusetts, "Anania”; Ann Preston, Pennsyl
stantial edifice for the College. A large number vania, “Diagnosis”; Annette A. Hunt, New
of influential ladies of Philadelphia are much York, “True Physician"; Frances G. Mitchell,
interested in its success, among whom Mrs. England, “Chlorosis”; Susanna H. Ellis, Penn
Sarah J. Hale is prominent, and of whose kindsylvania, "Influence of the Nervous System on
ness the students make honorable mention. We the Functions of Respiration and Nutrition.”
see no reason why this new avenue to honorable An address was then delivered by Prof. J. S.
distinction and emolument should not be trodden Longshore, which was very interesting, giving a
by noble minded women; and certain we are history of the origin of the institution, the first
that if nature teaches any thing, she teaches Female medical college in the world. By its
that woman is as well entitled to the office of chartered rights and privileges, its acts are equal
Doctor as man. Some persons sum up the whole to those of any other medical institution where
of their aversion in the reinark, “How queer to the "M. D.” is conferred ; and those on whom
see a woman doctor for a man !" We presume it had then been conferred were counselled to
the intention is, for the “woman doctor" to conclaim equality with other physicians, but to do
fine her practice to her own sex; but pushed to it with that delicacy and with attention to those properties which command respect. They were
the extreme, let the question be asked, What is
there wrong in having a woman doctor, while it urged not to consent to perform secondary offi
seems all right to have a woman nurse, for the ces in the sick room, except in cases of necessi
sick man? A hundred good arguments could be ty; to require compliance with their prescrip
written in favor of the doings of the Female tions; to never visit for the purpose of merely
Medical College of Pennsylvania. giving an opinion where another physician was
Philadelphia, Pa. attending a patient; and never, in any other way, interfere in the least with the practice of “ Death, to the wise man, is the desired port others. They were warned to expect and to where he moors his bark gladly, as in some quiet Vol. X X.
haven of the Fortunate Isles.”
UNIVERSALISM IN DEATII.
countervail all the consoling effects of faith."
And here is the great evil with which the belier. Death is an inevitable event. We cannot
er in a limited redemption must struggle. The turn from the path in which it lies. No vision possibility of being lost has more force to depress can be deemed more real than that of the open many souls, than all the hopes they can foster grave as ready to receive us. Sad is our lot if have power to console. And this will be in prowe see nothing beyond it, and have no heavenly portion as believers in a limited salvation are vision unto which we may be obedient, and which
humble and cherish but little pride for what they can give us“strong consolation and good hope,
have done for the cause of Christ. When they through grace.” The Universalist realizes this, recall the past, and with it contrast what they and therefore his gratitude is devout and earnest
should have been and done, the soul is over towards Almighty God for the “sure and stead- whelmed, and they are prostrated in view of sinfast” hope given in the Gospel, that brought life"
fulness. And not seeing the absolute infinite and immortality to light." No disciple of Jesus grace of God-his interest in every child of his has stronger reasons for the exercise of calm creation, and his unalterable purpose to redeem submission and serene hope at the approach of all, they have died in darkness--their sun went death, than he has, and more triumphant con
down in clouds. Take Andrew Fuller for an 1, quests over the darkening power of the great
example. He was a great divine and esteemed enemy have never been witnessed than among as truly "orthodox.” His life is spoken of in the the true believers in the unlimited grace of God.
most exalted terms. When he lay on the bed But yet the opposing voice is continually heard of death, he was desponding, and his friends atagainst the sufficiency of Universalism for sup
tempted to cheer him by detailing what he had port in Death. With a singular contradiction,
done for the cause of the Redeemer. But no; we are told, " It will do to live by, but not to die
conscience recalled more omissions of duty than by.” I call this a contradiction, because the re
performances, and he said,-"I have been a great ligion which will do to live by, must do to die
sinner; and if I am saved at all, it must be by by, for what is the best preparation for death, if great and sovereign grace.” The brother who it be not religious living ? If, however, they preached his funeral sermon touched upon this mean by this remark, that if there were no fu- matter, asserting that “it is not the voice of conture life, our faith would do well enough to live
gratulation on a well spent life, however just, by, we say it is a remark unworthy of the seri
that is most acceptable in those awful moments, ous subject with which it is connected, for while
to pious minds; that is often heard with tremwe all adınit the absolute certainty of a future
bling diffidence and conscious apprehension of and immortal life, and controvert only the ques
contaminating motives and counteracting detion, “ What is to be the character of that life ?"
sects. The sweetest music in the ears of expirthere is no use in descending to the employment ing piety, must be struck from another string: of sneers and squibs.
“ This is the record, that God hath given us But why is the common objection made that
eternal life, and that life is in the Son." Universalism will fail the soul in Death ? Not wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is because facts certify the truth of it. No. Facts
eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.” are altogether in the opposite scale-numerous,
Now, whatever lessons the certainty of God's weighty, definite and beautiful. A long cata- grace being extended to all, must weaken indilogue has been published under the title of “The
vidual hope, and give room for every heart to Christian's Triumph, or Happy Death Scenes.”
tremble in fear and doubt. This is common No man can question in the least the truth of
sense, and no subtleties of the schools can corer them, and they stand out in bold relief in con
its simplicity or alter its truth. Unirersalism trast with the death scenes so commonly wil
allows the full evidence of the Resurrection of nessed where there is more of fear than of hope.
Jesus, and the immortality of all mankind. It Dr. Thomas Scott, the author of a very popular
has, therefore, as much influence to support the Commentary on the Bible, was often distressed
soul in death, as any other form of Christianity, with fears and anxieties respecting his eternal
so far as belief in a future and immortal life is state, and when he was earnestly desired to take
concerned. And as it asserts the continuance comfort from the remembrance of his labors for
of God's universal love over the myriads of the the church and his faith, he said, -"Even one
immortals, it has a most powerful support for fear, where infinity is at stake, is sufficient to
the dying which no other religion can impart.
On the Infinite Mercy of God, on the eternal in- | On the day previous to her death (Saturday) terest of the great Father in the spiritual well I visited her, and found her somewhat more easy being of mankind, we repose our hope. Jesus than on the preceding evening. She expressed Christ is the ordained “ Savior of the World," to me her longings to die, saying, “I never as “the Image of God and the Brightness of his wanted any thing in my life so much as I want glory."
to die.” And then in a moment she added, "To 1 We will give an example of the support which die is pleasant, I think.” I remarked, that it is, Universalism has afforded in the trying hour of if we look rightly on all things connected with death. I refer to Mrs. S—, of Haverhill, Ms., it. She said it was thus that death was made who was beautiful in life as in death.
pleasant to her. “I feel," said she, “that I Of her I can truly and earnestly say, that she
could lie still and die without uttering one word. was one of the most exeniplary women I ever I long to die--it seems as if I could not wait my knew. Her mind was arly convinced of the time.” Desiring me to pray, I asked her if she truth of the Gospel, and she walked in its holy had any thing in particular for which she wishinfluence. Her trials in sickness were many
ed me to pray? Never shall I forget the sweet and severe-unutterably so-attended with cir- placidness of her countenance as she summoned cunstances too painful for narration. Could I | all her strength to command her trembling command the most eloquent language, it would nerves, and uttered these words--“ Pray that my be impossible to convey an adequate idea of the aged father and mother may be strengthened in reality, awakening as it did the most sorrowful the doctrine that sustains me; that my husband, emotions in those who were but attendants whom I must leave behind, may take good care where they could not aid. Her sufferings were of the children ; that I may have strength given protracted in a degree astonishing to aged expe- me to bear all that I must bear.” After prayer, rience and profound medical skill; but were she spoke of the joy she had derived from sitting borne with a fortitude and patience that well at her chamber window, when she could not go accorded with the Christian harmony of her life. out, and listening to the services of the sanctu. Never was a being more resigned; though re- ary-her house being but a short distance from peated instances of severest trial called anew for the church of her choice and love. The tones the exercise of every feeling of fortitude and pa- of the hymns of praise, the utterance of prayer, tience. When she first supposed herself dying, and the voice of the preacher, coining to her ear she said to a sister friend, "If I die, tell them softened by the distance, had a peculiar charm, (her husband, relatives, and friends) I die per- and delicious was her enjoyment. fectly happy.” This I have reason to believe She remarked that she had deeply desired, all she said, because some of her relatives who dis- through her sickness, to hear singing. She wishlike our faith, had many times assured her that ed to renew those holy and happy hours. I inshe would renounce her faith when death was vited several of her friends to visit her, for the near; and also to give a thought of pleasantness purpose of gratifying this desire. They wentto her friends, as she expected she should expire and standing at the foot of the stairs that led to without being able to converse, and would have her room, sang, them understand the emotions of her soul. Her severest sickness continued for about a
“ How cheering the thought that the spirits in
bliss week. She was then told by her physician that he thought she could not live through the day.
Will bow their bright wings to a world such as Myself and wife were sent for ; but my wife on
this, ly was able to obey the call. To her she confi
Will leave the bright mansions of glory above,
To breathe o'er our spirits some message of ded a most tender message to the children, ex
love ;'' pressive of her anxiety for their welfare, and a kind remembrance to a social society in which together with several others. Her soul was deshe was an officer, adding, in her conversation, lighted and elevated, and she expressed her deep her contentment and hope in the Gospel. About pleasure with the service of song. When the this time she told one of her friends to inform a friends were retiring, she desired they would Calvinistic relative that she never felt more con- come again and “bring more." "I want," she fidence in the doctrine she had long believed than said, “ to hear more such appropriate tunes and then, and to assure her that her prophecies of hymns.” Her soul desired many voices and her apostacy were vain.
much of song to express its satisfaction in the
hopes of the Gospel. But she was not able again | Casting it withered to the ground, pierced with to hear earthly songs. She was soon to be en
his icy dart, raptured with the harps of seraphim. She died And a pale snow-wreath covers now,
the white without a struggle, her spirit reposing in the rose of my heart. love of hearen. I could give as eloquent recitals of others, over
Thou wert that rose, oh fair young friend ! 80 whom I have listed the prayer, giving them to
pure and brief thy life, God, and who died as hopefully. But I have
With loveliness and grace adorned, with flower
like fragrance rife ; recorded enough, and no more let the slander be heard that Universalism will not support the
And watchful love thy pathway smoothed, and
led with tender hand, soul in death. It alone is the true Comforter, for it can alone permit the dying to say to all
Thy steps mid scenes of pleasantness, in youth's
unclouded land. weeping friends-“We meet again-in heaven!"
Thou hadst not known the grief that kills, with
slow consuming pain, The inward wounds whose sting to heal all earth
ly balm is vain ; OBITUARY.
Corroding cares had never dimmed the brightness
of thy mind, The following lines were writen in memory
Nor chilled the heart where love and truth, and of a loved and lovely young cousin, Lucy JANE
purity were shrined. HANMER, who died in New York on the 12th of January, at the age of 19; another victim of Ere clouds had darkened o'er thy head, or temconsumption. Her beautiful and happy life was pests gathered near, like that of a flower, fostered by affection, and While in the sun thy life's fair stream flowed on, guarded from every ill that love could avert; and serene and clear, like a flower, with blight at its heart, she faded An angel whispered, come away," thy boundfrom the eyes that watched over her; but though ing pulse grew slow, her form lies buried beneath the winter snow,
Love's cheek was blanched, love's heart was which is scarce more stainless than was her
faint, thine early doom to know. sweet spirit, even while it dwelt on earth, that
But to the Father's high behest thy heart was spirit, like the fragrance of a Rower, has exhaled
meekly bowed, to its native Heaven.
While thou didst fade from earth away like a
bright evening cloud.
Thou sleepest now, nor love nor grief can bid FLOWERS have been worn upon my breast, fair that sleep depart, flowers in bud and bloom,
Nor raise thee from thy snow-wreathed bed, oh Rejoicing with their gracefulness, their beauty
white rose of my heart ! and perfume ; But one was valued most of all, a treasure held
apart, The purest and the loveliest, the white rose of
ADVICE TO A MOURNER.- Dr. Johnson once gave advice to a mourner in few words: “ Be
not solitary—be not idle.” Of course, he would And love would fain have shielded well that fair
not carry his idea so far as to deny all retire. and fragile form,
ment, for his thought undoubtedly took hold on
the common indulgence of grief where solitude Nor suffered it to feel the breath of blighting cold is sought to ponder on grief and the iron eats or storm ;
into the heart, more and more corrodingly. The Nor summer sins too fervently its beauty to em- common round of duties, the ordinary ways of brace,
usefulness, furnish the best means of finding the Nor winds of heaven too roughly breathe upon
remedial blessing which the delighted heart
needs. its lovely face.
“No one deserves the name of man who But care and tenderness were vain to ward the makes a greater fuss about the wounds of por. stroke of fate,
erty than a girl makes about those of her ears, The frost-king marked its pride of bloom, defied
since equally in both cases, hooks, whereby to its guarded state,
suspend jewels, are inserted into the wounds."
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