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THE HOLY GHOST.

279 Apostle, as in his defence before Agrippa, , who stood in his stockings six feet two so readily suggest. Scarcely less ex. inches, and had never heard of baptism pressive are the representations of St. by sprinkling, was much perplexed when John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, and the custodian of the church told him that in whose beautiful face artists delight to the shell was used as a baptismal font. reflect as much of the divine light as He observed that it was not large, enough possible; of St. James, St. Matthew and to baptize one of his feet, much less of the pensive Thomas. The latter is al. sufficient proportions “to fulfil all rightways made to express incredulity, and in

eousness.”

De Vallibus. this particular statue his face at once recalls to memory the doubting apostle's saying: “Except I shall see in His hands

I'SEFUL EMPLOYMENT. the print of the nails, and put my finger Live for something; be not idle; into the print of the nails, and thrust my

Look about thee for employ; hand in to his side, I will not believe."

Sit not down to useless dreaming. In addition to these grand statues is one

Labor is the sweetest joy. of a kneeling angel of striking beauty, Folded hands are ever weary, holding a shell, which is used for the

Selfsh hearts are never gay; baptism of converts and infants. It is Life for thee hath many duties; related that a young elder from Utah,

Active be, then, while you inay.

THE TIOLY GHOST. That the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him.” is essential to salvation, is evident from Luke, xi. 11-13. Further, "Ask, and the Savior's reply to Nicodemus: “Ex- it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall cept a man be born of water and of the find; knock, and it shall be opened unto Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom you.

For every

who asketh, of God." John, iii. 5. The faith of the receiveth; and he who seeketh, findeth; Saints always has been and always will and to him who knocketh, it shall be be perfected by the Holy Spirit. It opened.” Luke, xi. 9, 10. Then the Holy could not be perfected otherwise, and Spirit is promised to all who ask for it

, without a perfect faith there is not eternal life. That all people have the

but it must be asked for sin faith, noth

ing wavering; for he who wavereth is promise of the Holy Ghost is evident

like a wave of the sea driven with the from the words of Peter: "Ye shall re

wind and tossed.” James, 1. 6. ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost, for the

Eternal life is to know "the only true promise is unto you, and to your children, God and Jesus Christ” whom He has and to all that are afar off, even as many

sent. John, xvii. 3. We obtain this as the Lord our God shall call;" Acts, ii. knowledge by the revelation of the Holy 38,39, or, in other words, hear the sound of the Gospel, which

as many as shall Ghost. “But when the Comforter is

come, whom I will send unto you from Gospel is being preached in these latter

the 'ather, even the Spirit of Truth, day's with the

promise. Jesus which proceedeth from the Father, he said, “If a son shall askbread of any of shall testify of me.”

Jolin, xii. 26.

“Wherefore, I give you to understand, stone? or if he ask'a fish, will you for a that no man speaking by the Spirit of fish give him a ask an egg, will you offer him a scorpion?

or if he shall God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no If

man can say [know] that Jesus is the ve then, being evil , know how to give Lord but by the Holy Ghost.” I Cor. xii

, good gifts to your children, how much

3. That the Holy Ghost is a medium more shall your Heavenly Father give loi revelation is further evident from the

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words of Jesus to His disciples, “But the | ise is to all unto whom this Gospel shall Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,

Hear what the good Shepherd whom the Father will send in my name, says: “Come unto me, all ye that labor He shall teach you all things.” John, and are heavy laden, and I will give you xiv. 26. Again, “Howbeit when He, the rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, you into all truth; for He shall not speak and ye shall find rest unto your souls, for of himself; but whatsoever He shail : my yoke is easy and my burden is light." hear that shall he speak; and He will Matt., xi. 28–30. Then, “The Spirit show you things to come." John, xvi, and the bride say, Come. And let him 13.

that heareth say, Come. And let hini So we learn from God's sacred word that is athirst come.

And whosoever that the Holy Ghost testifies of Christ, will, let him take of the water of life guides into all truth, teaches all things, freely." Rev., xxii. 17. "Seek je the opens up the future, and reveals God to Lord while He may be found, cal ye fallen man whom to know is life eternal. ! upon Him while He is near.” Isaiah, What a glorious blessing it is to have lv. 6. Work “while it is day, the night the Holy Spirit. Through it the mind is cometh when no man can work." John, enlightened and the heart is given under- | ix. 4. By all means do not put off the standing; mortal man is listed above the work which God requires at your hands, groveling things of this world and within "for what is a man profited if he shall him is awakened an immortal hope; he | gain the whole world and lose his own is taken back to the beginning, and soul?"

C. II. Bliss. carried forward to the end; things new are brought out of old, and he is shown things to come; he is enabled to dream To act upon a determination made in dreams, see visions, converse with angels,

anger is like embarking in a vessel durspeak with new tongues, perform mira

ing a storm. cles, obtain a knowledge of heavenly Shall I thank God for the green sumthings and lay hold upon eternal life, the mer, and the mild air, and the flowers, richest boon of heaven.

and the stars, and all that makes the Reader, are you in possession of this world so beautiful, and not for the good gift? If not, seek to learn God and His and beautiful beings I have known in it? will—then do it. Repent of every sin, Has not their presence been sweeter to seek a minister who has authority from me than flowers ? Are they not higher God to baptize you for the remission of and holier than the stars? Are they not your sins, and you shall receive the gift more to me than all things eiseof which we have spoken, for the prom Longfellow.

REMINISCENCES.

Memory, like music, steals upon the car,

And wraps us in the visions of the past. Silence oft is cloquence! and while the

Are daily counted well-remembered Lip moves not, the heart and soul are bowed Scenes and forms, gestures, actions, words and In worship at a consecrated shrine,

looks, Composed of admiration and respect,

Making palpable one who is not dead, Memory holding still her mystic reign,

But passed behind the Veil o'ershadowing And gathering the l'ast into her store;

Mortal Vision, mortal touch, or hearing! Till, culminating at a point, the door

June! Yes June, the glorious, regal month, Of language is unsealed, and tries to tell

When carth was strewn with flowers, and the The garnered thoughts, long there as relics lain; Its rosary too is sacred held, on which

Shone forth in full effulgence, bright and warm

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And Spring put on her crown and courtly, And One above endorsed Liis handmaid's robe

word's, A robe in all the varieıl colors gay:

And sealed them with Jehovah's signet ring!
With wreaths of beauteous flowers on her head,
And gems of morning dew studding cach one; And forth he went upon the earth, and met
In all the rich profusion June displays!

A spirit even mightier than his own!
And in her grand and queenly step went forth, They looked into each other's eyes and

saw, And stretching out her beauteous arms received They clasped each other's hand and knew, Within their circling fold a baby boy!

That God to them a mission on this earth
Just struggling into life! She caught him up, Had pre-ordained, and given them to bear
And printed on his cheek a zephyr kiss;

To every nation, every land and clime!
And said her presence never should depart And hence, they laid the rudimental plan,
From out the atmosphere surrounding him! And carried out the angel's words to thenı !
Even that the June should be infused

And organized Christ's Church on earth,
Within his infant soul in coming life!

No more-no, nevermore to be thrown down ! She'd throw her genial influence around

This history all have read-hy practice know, His earthly path, and smile on him for aye!

Time rushes on with almost noiseless stream, His name should indicate immortal youth,

And hears 119 on the bosom of its wave: And tho' on earth his years should many he,

Long years have passed--that treasured one is He still, through all, should be forever YOUXG!

gone! That

age should beautify, and not destroy, The June has come and gone, and come again, That Time should have the power to renovate, And Memory rises from her thousand cells, His eye should not be dim, nor hair turn grey, And in phantasma brings the past once more His mind illum'd and clear should ever be; Like "Banquo's Ghost" before the peering That wives, and children should from him re

mind. ceive

And we in thought live o'er the times of old, The patent brand that made them ever YOUNG! And after that, the future rises up! And that his name should far and wide be great, And REVELATION slightly draws the veil, Around the circumnavigated globe;

And Faith, and Hope, and Love we do behold! That friends in truth and love should round him Come forth to bless, and comfort, and sustain cling,

Those left on earth, oft dreaming on the past; And even foes should feel the mystic charm,

Waiting reunion in the heaven above, As serpents, dumb, before the charmer lie! With all those lost on earth--and gone before !

Hannah T. King.

Are folded away in silence

In their last and dreamless rest.

AT REST. The mother lifted up her voice and wept, saying, "Four litie hands, four little feet, four litle black eyes, all cold in death!"

And they answered her and said, "Be comforted, your greatest sorrow here, will be your greatest joy hereafter," Oh Father! Four little fluttering hancis

Not all! O parents, with grief-stricken hearts, That clasped and fondled iny breast,

But raise your eyes to the sky;
And gaze on the beauteous beings

Who are winging their way on high.
Four little pattering feet that have left

Behold the glory! Then attune your cars
Their footprints on floor and hearth,

To the rapturous welcoming song-
Two souls have finished their mission,

And joined the celestial throng.
Pour lovely black eyes with their starry gleam

Be comforted! God will soften the wound,

And sooth thee with wondrous Love,
So, reaching your Heavenly Home,
Your woes will your happiness prove.

Homespan.

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Are taking their way with angels

Their music is lost on earth.

Are closed in a marble sleep! And all that is left for us to do

Is to sit alone and weep.

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THE CONTRIBUTOR. the origin of many races etc., our knowl

TERMS:

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edge of those matters as contained in the A MONTHLY JAGAZLIE. Book of Mormon and the revelations of

the Lord in these latter times prevent us JUNIÚS F. WELLS,

from accepting. However, the work is EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. an extremely interesting ore, prepared

with manifest skill and containing very

many most valuable facts that should be Two Dollars a l'ear, In Adiance.

understood by the people, who wish to Single Copy, Twenty Cents.

keep pace with the progress of thought

and the evolution of ideas, which so reSALT LAKE CITY, JUXE, 1882.

markably characterize the preseni generation. Mr. Donnelly feels justified after

producing the testimony of ancient tradiATLANTIS.

tion, the evidences of science, ScripMANY and singular are the theories of tural and profane history and well conmen respecting the history of the crea nected arguments based thereon, in retions of God. The changes that have constructing the ancient continent on a transpired upon the face of the Earth

very grand and picturesque scale. His since its organization affords one of the work concludes as follows: most prolific themes for scientist and “The Atlanteans possessed an estabantiquarian to delve in, ponder upon and lished order of priests; their religious write about. As knowledge extends of worship was pure and simple. They what is to-day, analogy and imagination lived under a kingly government; they create wonders for the past. The writ bad their courts, their judges, their reings of other ages, long considered fabu- cords, their monuments covered with inlous, are being proved by modern scien- scriptions, their mines, their foundries, tific developments to have been the utter- their workshops, their looms, their gristances of inspiration or well understood mills, their boats and sailing vessels, descriptions of things as they have ex their highways, aqueducts, wharves, isted in fact.

docks and canals. They had processions, Thus we have through the researches banners and triumphal arches for their of an able writer, Ignatius Donnelly, kings and heroes; they built pyramids, the fable of Plato, respecting an ancient temples, round-towers and obelisks; continent that occupied a large area of they practiced religious ablutions; they and gave its name to the Atlantic Ocean, I knew the use of the magnet and of gunsubstantiated in nearly every detail and powder. In short, they were in the enreconstructed so adroitly, from the vari- joyment of a civilization nearly as high ous phenomena related by the author as as our own, lacking only the printing. evidence, as to rival the known conti press and those inventions in which nents of the present day in natural re steam, electricity and magnetism are sources and productions of every des used. We are told that Dera-Nahusha cription, from plants and insects to civil visited his colonies in Farther India. An ized and educated races of men. That empire which reached from the Andes to an ancient island at the mouth of the Hindostan, if not to China, must have Mediterranean existed and is sunk in been magnificent indeed. In its markets the sea, appears to be proved by the must have met the maize of the Missisdeep sea soundings of late years, that it sippi Valley, the copper of Lake Supewas Atlantis as described by Plato and rior, the gold and silver of Peru and was inhabited by a superior race of peo- Mexico, the spices of India, the tin of ple may be true, but that all the conclusions Wales and Cornwall, the bronze of Ibeof the author are fair and correct, in re ria, the amber of the Baltic, the wheat lation to the location of the Garden of and barley of Greece, Italy and SwitzerEden, the home of our primitive parents, 1 land.

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outlive the memory of a thousand lesser of reconstructing the past and rehabilitating the ancient peoples, and surely this drowned nation, the true antedilu

the imagination than that of vians. They were the founders of nearly first civilizers, the first navigators, the

and sciences; they were the first merchants, the first colonizers of the earth; their civilization was old when Egypt was young, and they had passed away thousands of years before Babylon, Rome or London were dreamed of. This use every day were heard, in their primitive form, in their cities, courts and temof blood and belief, leads back to them.

"Nor is it impossible that the nations of the earth may yet employ their idle navies in bringing to the light of day some of the relics of this buried people. Portions of the island lie but a few hunexpeditions have been sent out from EDITORIAL.

283 It is not surprising that when this from the depths of the ocean sunken mighty nation sank beneath the waves,

treasure-ships with a few thousand doubin the midst of terrible convulsions, with loons hidden in their cabins, why should all its millions of people, the event left

not an attempt be made to reach the an everlasting impression upon the imag- buried wonders of Atlantis ? A single ination of mankind. Let us suppose that engraved tablet dredged up from Plato's Great Britain should to-morrow meet

island would be worth more to science, with a similar fate.

What a wild con would more strike the imagination of sternation would fall upon her colonies mankind, than all the gold of Peru, all and upon the whole human family! The

the monuments of Egypt, and all the world might relapse into barbarism, deep

terra-cotta fragments gathered from the and almost universal. William the Con

great libraries of Chaldea. queror, Richard Ceur de Lion, Alfred the Great, Cromwell and Victoria might

“May not the so-called Ph«znician

coins' found on Corvo, one of the Azores, survive only as the gods or demons of

be of Atlantean origin? Is it probable later races; but the memory of the cataclysm in which the centre of a universal

that that great race, pre-eminent as

founder of colonies, could have visited empire instantaneously went down to death would never be forgotten; it would

those islands within the Historical Pe

riod, and have left them unpeopled, as survive in fragments, more or less com. plete, in every land on earth; it would

they were when discovered by the Portu

guese? convulsions of nature; it would survive

“We are but beginning to understand

one hundred years ago the dynasties, nations, creeds and languages; world knew nothing of Pompeii or Herit would never be forgotten while man continued to inhabit the face of the globe.

culaneum; nothing of the lingual tie “Science has but commenced its work

that binds together the Indo-European nations; nothing of the significance of the vast volume of inscriptions upon the tombs and temples of Egypt; nothing of the meaning of the arrow-headed in

; marvellous civilizations revealed in the remains of Yucatan, Mexico and Peru. We are on the threshold. Scientific investigation is advancing with giant strides. Who shall say that one hundred years from now the great museums of the world may not be adorned with gems, statues, and implements

from Atlantis, while the libraries of the Were our ancestors, their world shall contain translations of its our veins; the words we inscriptions, throwing new light upon all

the past history of the human race, and all the great problems which now perplex the thinkers of our day?"

We do not of course, endorse all that is here so eloquently portrayed, but among the undiscovered wonders of the past it appears but reasonable to believe that the story of Atlantis may have a good

foundation in fact. The book is published beneath the sea; and if by Harper and Brothers, Price Two dol

lars. We coinmend it to the librarians in the past, to resurrect of the Y. M. M. I. A.

there is no study which appeals more strongly to

all our arts

arms

lost people blood flows

in

ples. Every line of race and thought,

dred fathoms

time to time

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