groups, as some immortal friend might return and look in among us here, with unabated love, but with saintly insight into meanings hid from us. Lifted then into the full power of the Spirit, with the forces of evil already shrinking before him, whither, as least uncongenial, does he take his heavenly point of view ? To the village synagogue, on the stated day of rest : nothing newer, nothing higher ; but just the place and time which had been sacred to the fathers. The first. thing which he did, under freshest inspiration, was to resume the dear old ways, to fall in with the well- known season, to unroll the same venerable page ; only to find a new moaning in' words that had long carried B 2 jUJb ***JtMUtf> * <*"*A~ CJLv*!, *"-i^xjL^.^ <T their rhythm to his heart. What ? had he not risen aljove that ? could the dull preachings and the drawling prayers say anything to him ? What charm could he longer feel in these childish Sabbath usages, the decent dress, the restful hours, the flowing together of families aud walking to the house of God in company ? Did not he, above all, live in a constant air of divine communion, and mingle with the eternity where all is consecrate alike ? Do what he might, go wliere he would, walk- ing early on the beach, sitting by the well at noon, or kneeling by night upon the mountain grass, jostled by the city multitudes or borne upon the sea alone, was- he not always with the Father, himself a better sanc- tuary than he could ever find ? What could a nature at that height have to do with any sacred enclosure of space or time ? Yet, " at azareth, where he had been brought up, he went, as his custom was, into the syna- gogue on the Sabbath day."