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event of such a character and many of the hearers will cry magnitude as has taken place out as if he had touched the to come upon the Churches apple of their eye or pricked except for some great purpose; them in the heart. and it would seem to be in In the General Assembly, a the line of a great purpose year or two ago, I took occathat the Churches should all sion to say that I hoped the be awakened to look not only time was not distant when on their own things, but on
all the Churches together the things of others also, and the nation-would go to Parto attempt something which liament for a great, patriotic, would raise the whole of them,
statesmanlike measure. and Christianity itself, in the of that mind more than ever esteem of all men, and would be now. But that will take to the glory of their Master. longer time to prepare than
Bodies generally, and, above the Churches dare continue in all, Churches, when they have their present relations. We long held some principle in a can, however, meantime with framework or setting of their very little delay have at least own, come to regard its very combination, and ought to have existence as bound up with it. I believe that opportunity that particular setting, and to and a loud call have been preimagine that, if the setting be sented to us, and that we all removed, the principle must go are face to face with a great with it. We must all get rid responsibility; and that if it is of this most obstructive mis- neglected we all must suffer, conception. The thought has and this along with the cause long hung about my mind,—I we ought to live for. expressed it from the chair in By combination I mean that 1897, Does our great Head which shall be as real and Himself attach to such things practical and one - aimed as as keep us apart and form the that which in the commercial subject of clamour and the world is called a "combine ” cause of anger - does He at -an active, forceful, conjoint tach to them the same im- propelling power in the King's portance as is attached to business, "hastened and pressed them by the Churches ? I do on by the King's commandnot believe it. If I could, I ment.” should have to reconsider, if I shall mention but not to discard, my views of specimen of what a real Godreligion-as so many from sim- fearing combination would do. ilar causes are driven by the Here is a country parish havChurches to do. It is pitiful ing a population of 425 and to find that when a speaker two fully equipped churches suggests that something pecu- within 300 yards of each other, liar to his own Church might and another of 779 inhabitants, be dropped, for the sake of with three churches within fifty something greater and better, yards of each other. There are
hundreds of such cases. Com- which most people now see bination would set to work to the matter. The recent disremove such flagrant exhi- aster might well be thought bitions of opposition or di- of as giving a lesson specially vision, and
and on this point.
And if commoney for work that is im- bination would accomplish the perative. The Churches would desired end with
with churches speak to their congregations, already in existence, much as before their Lord, of the more would it prevent the high spiritual motives by erection of new rival churches, which we must all be con- Divinity Halls, and the like. strained. We make no re- No language can express the flection those at whose sinking of heart with which instance churches were multi- good men regard the very plied. They did what they possibility of such erections. believed to be their duty in We but instance these things. their day. It is for us to Combination would do many learn and to do what is our and great things besides. Of duty at the present day. To course, even combination has have built those churches might its difficulties, as every enterbe praiseworthy, while to con- prise of any worth has, but tinue them all now may be none that may not be overunjustifiable and even come by capable and good men dalous. This is the light in and the powers that be.
INDEX TO VOL. CLXXVI.
219 et seq.
“ ABOLISUED, Is
REMAINS : Bears, shooting of, in Ladakh, 552 ct
BENEFACTORS BLASPHEMERS ? A
HIGHER CRITICISM INQUIRY, 536.
BEXTINCK, LORD GEORGE, 108.
Reconstruction,' by John Buchan, career of, 108, 11l et seq.-sway of,
on the turf, 109—sells his racehorses,
Bishop, Isabella (Isabella Bird), early
MR life of, 698—first journeys of, 699 et
seq.-marriage of, 701-Persian jour-
ney of, ib. et seq. -London home of,
Bismarck, lengthy diplomatic relations
of the Sea, 313–Tory and its People,
a literary critic,
THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL.,
British Association, Mr Balfour's address
Brownc, General Sir James, anecdotes
TIIE, AXD THE “ CORONATION
SIIIBBOLETH ; OR,
NATURAL PAILOSOPHY AT HIGUBURY,
university career of, 99—friendship homo of, 535.
of the British Association, 206 et CENTENARIES, Two, 255.
Chamberlain, Mr, speech of, on agri-
his agricultural tariff, 420 et seq.,
CHILCOTE, JOHN, M.P., Chaps. XXIII. - Triumvirate, 410— The Seeker after
xxv., 7—XXVI., XXVII., 205—XXVIII. Truth : An Allegory, 412—A Visit to
Path in the East is Strange, 717.
Champions, 734–The Outpost, 737.
EMPIRE, FREE-FOODERS AND THE, 705.
Eton, advantages of, as a Public School,
Fishing-boats, rules of the British navy
FLEET, WITH THE, 175.
ants of, ib.—early settlers in, 160—
cession of, by China to Japan, 161–
of, by the Church of Scotland, 842 et material resources of, 164—the cam-
tea trade of, 167_internal communi.
FORMOSA, TIE JAPANESE IN, 159.
SPORT IN THE MIDDLE AGES, IN hunting-field, 671.
Free Church case, judgment of the
et seq.-persecution of the, 451 et seq. FREE-FOODERS AND THE EMPIRE, 705.
FROM TORY TO ARAN : The Harvest of
the Sea, 313–Tory and its People,
Drifting for Salmon, 321-A Failure
of the Board's and its Causes, 322-
AND ITS SCOTTISH HOSPITAL, 775. Fyne, the river, sca-trout of, 238.
775—the Straight Street of, 777—the Harnack, Dr, on the divinity of Christ,
Victoria Hospital of, 779 et seq. Public School, 766.
Chaps. I., II., 579—111., IV., 739.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, early obscurity
Hazlitt and Lamb, qualitics of, as liter-
Higier CRITICISM INQTIRY, A: BENE-
FACTORS OR BLASPHEMERS? 536.
ing the divinity of Christ, 537 et seq.
Highland crofter, improved condition
History of Criticism and Literary
Blocking of Port Arthur, 129 — A Texts to the Present Day, a,' by
822 et seq.
214 et ser
565 et seq.
Invasion, a,' by Andrew Lang, vol. People,' M. Jusserand's, notice of,
491 et seq.
by Sir Spencer Walpole, notice of, press in the early nineteenth century,
LORDS OF THE Marx, 819.
MacGregor, Sir Charles, anecdotes of,
“ MADAM”: A LADY OF THE MOOR-
MAIX, LORDS OF THE, 819.
M Queen, Major-General Sir John, anec-
MUTINY, A: I., Before the Émeute,
OF, AND TUE “CORONATION" OF HIS Montrose, Marquis of, character of the,
415_campaigns of the, 446 et seq.
STUDY OF THE: I. Before the Émeute, MUSINOS WITHOUT METHOD :-
184-II. The Emeute, and After, 195. July: Lord Dundonald's Warning,
119 — The Military Position
- Algernon Charles
Swinburne, 123 - The Dawn of
August : The Degeneracy of the
ATEER VERSUS VOLUNTEER FLEETS, done for us, 274–The Remedy pro-
posed by the Doctors, 275 — The
Training in Warfare and Statecraft,
ib.-A Puppet of England's Enemies,
September : The Chantrey Bequest,
English People' by, notice of, 491 et ib.—The Lords' Suggestions, 401–
The Danger of Academies, 402—The
Expedition to Thibet, 403 — The
ib. — The Secret City of the Lamas,
401–Our Policy in Thibet, 405—The
Need of Energy, 406—Mr Balfour
and the British Association, ib.
LAAR'S : I., Unto the Third Genera Her Immemorial Seclusion, i6.-Will
666. V., Vasco's Sweetheart, 811. and Japan, 573–The Sensitiveness of
Correspondent, ib. – Mr Tree and
“The Tempest,” 576.
the Opposition on the, 293 et seq. 679—The Ideal of Socialism, 680–