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THE

ANNUAL MONITOR

FOR 1892,

OR

OBITUARY

OF THE

MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS

In Great Britain and #reland,

FOR THE YEAR 1891.

LONDON:
SOLD BY EDWARD HICKS, Jun., 14, BISHOPSGATE WITHOUT;

AND BY
MARY SESSIONS, 15, Low OUSEGATE, YORK ;

ALSO BY
John GOUGH, 10, MARKET BUILDINGS, DUBLIN ;

AND BY THE EDITOR,
WILLIAM ROBINSON, WEST BANK, SCARBOROUGH.

1891.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF
HAVERFORD COLLEGE LIBRARY

JUL 9 1935

LONDON:

BARRETT, SONS AND CO., PRINTERS,

GT. TOWER STREET, E.C.

PREFACE.

It is an interesting and encouraging circumstance that, although the Society of Friends is numerically a very small body, and though its death-rate is much lower than that of the community at large, yet year by year material is found for supplying the pages of the Annual Monitor with records rich in interest and instruction. The statistical table at the beginning of the volume this year shows that an unusually large number of those in the early decades of life have been called away. Amongst these

were some whose short lives have left behind

blessed testimony to the power of the religion of Jesus of Nazareth to bring the wanderer back to the “ Shepherd and Bishop of souls." Amid the much speculation and great diversity of

opinion as to the foundation and nature of true religion, which marks the present day, few of our readers will hesitate to acknowledge that nothing can rightly claim the name which fails to effect what the word religion itself implies—to bring back the sinner to the Father from whom in self-will he has wandered, and, as a forgiven and reconciled child, to bind him, by the bond of a new love that overpowers everything in self that is evil, to the Father who has forgiven and redeemed him in His dear Son Jesus. For truly

“ 'Tis His love His people raises

Over self to reign as kings.”

The experiences of both young and old in our pages bear witness to the power of this vital religion, and that it can truly be said of it

“ 'Tis religion that can give

Truest pleasure while we live ; 'Tis religion can supply

Solid comfort when we die.”

Should the reading of this little volume

year by year be a means of leading some to a more earnest pressing after the “faith that overcometh the world,” the end of its yearly preparation will be richly answered.

W. ROBINSON.

West Bank, Scarborough,

Twelfth month, 1891.

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