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HERALD OF PEACE:
A Monthly Journal,
PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PEACE SOCIETY.
“Put up thy sword into his place : for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”—Matt. xxvi. 52.
“They shall beat their swords into plough-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”—Isaian ii. 4.
OFFICE OF THE PEACE SOCIETY, 19, NEW BROAD STREET, CITY
Address letters plainly, 59.
Freeman, Rev. J. J. on Kaflir Treat- Wm. Ewart, Esq., M.P., R. Bar-
clay Fox, 11 ; A Peaceman, 72 ;
French Deficits, 116.
James Inglis, 72 ; Mr. Jos. T. Price,
Conference of the friends of Peace, 80. Friendly appeal to intelligent and can- 93; Dr. Bodenstedt, 97 ; M. Viss.
did Christians, 1.
chers, 98; J. S. Hemmings, 101 ;
Mr. F. Tuckett, 106; Rev. Dr.
in, 110, 192, 198; Suppression of 119; a Peace-Totaler, 199; W. C.,
Cost of the Mexican war,
the Peace Society there, 152; Dr. 129; L. A. Chamerovzow, 131.
Spiess on the formation of Peace, Liberty not to be advanced by the
sword, 90, 102.
London, the great Peace Congress
signs from abroad, 92.
at, 125, 150 ; American address and
delegates, 196 ; bingraphical sketch
Debate on Lord Palmerston's l'oreign Great Exhibition, 154 ; Royal speeches of the President, Sir David Brews-
at its inauguration, 155 ; Wellington ter, 161 ; sittings of, 163 ; French
Greek question, origin, and vast ex- opening address, 163 ; corporate
pense of the, 4.
addresses of Shefield and Dunferm-
Carlyle to, 165; speech of Rev.
J. A. James, 166 ; Rev. A. Coquerel,
Nagy Enyed, 104, 105.
Hall of Commerce, Lectures at, 81,95 ; 167 ; M. l'isschers, 169 ; Rev. John
Lurnet, 171; Mr. Cobden, 173;
Halle, letter from, by the Rev. I. Mr. Ewart, 175 ; Mr. Macgregor,
Gilpin, 178 ; Mr. Niall, 178 ; Samuel
Herald of Peace, 153; Circulation Gurney, 179; M. De Cormenin,
181 ; Elihu Burritt, 181 ; Soiree,
Hodgkin, Mr. John, Speech of, at the 183 ; comments of the press, 185 ;
Spectator and Economist, 185;
Athæneum, Nonconformist, Standard
tian Times, Weekly Dispatch, and
Horace Say, letter from, 39.
Punch, 187; the Leeds Mercury,
Horrors of modern warfare, 104, 215. Manchester Examiner, Hull Adver-
Elihu Burritt, letter from, on the mis- How England teaches the nations, tiser, and Huddersfield Chronicle,
sion to Denmark, &c., 44.
188; the Sheffield Independent,
Western Times, and Birmingham
How to conquer a highwayman, 56, 81. nicle, 190.
Humboldt, Baron Von, Letter from, 38. London Tavern, Meeting at the, 227.
Lord Palmersten on opinions, 221.
Important and unexpected move of
Mackintosh, Sir James, extract from,
Great Exhibition of 1851, 7. Indian convert, sensible remark of 102.
Meeting on the Kaffir War, 227.
and Makomo, 131.
Mexican war, cost of, 62.
John Foster and the ancient poets, Military logic, 76 ; morality, 115.
Military Glory, obverse side of, 224.
Mission of Messrs. Sturge, Burritt, and
Kaffir grievances, 114, 130, 131. Wheeler to Schleswig-Holstein and
Denmark, 43, 49.
on the, 87.
Kossuth and the Peace party,
221. Model Peace Society, 95.
Molesworth, Sir William, on the
Mr. Cobden's motion, debate on, 150;
speeches at the Frankfort
Route to, and expense of attending, Lectures, by Mr. Samuel Bowly, 81 ; Congress, 29, 31 ; Wrexham, 71.
reply to Sir Thomas
journey, 37 ; Additional particulars Letters, from influential public cha- M. De Girardin on non-intervention,
Mr. R. S. Bendall, an earnest friend, 52,
Howe on war,
Mr. Stokes's labours in the western | Peace Society's form of bequest, 220 ; W. Jay, 19 ; Royal Society's Prize Spirit of the warrior contrasted with
meeting of members and officers, Model Cottages, by H. Goddard, the spirit of Christ, 13.
Esq., 22; A Word to the Working. Standing armies considered illegal and
operations of, 79, 96, Classes, by J. Russom, 46; Pleasant inconsistent with freedomn, 32.
· governments afraid of
of Dr Pye Smith, 117.
tracts and publications for the British Controversialist, 48, 59; States, how their resources are em-
The Morals of War, 57; Royalty
Talleyrand's plan of, 56. and Republicanism in Italy, by Maz- St. Paul's Church, Frankfort, 27.
zini, 93 ; The Soldier's Progress, by Subscription list, 12, 24, 72, 84, 108,
Sarah Symonds, 94; The Gospel in 120, 135, 147, 160, 220.
Borneo Facts, tersus Borneo Palla- Talleyrand's plan of Peace, 56.
cies, by L. A. Chamervozow, 108 ; The contemporary press, 74.
The Arsenal at Springfield, 60. the hangman, by A. Midlaine, 108; The scoffers, 199.
Universal Peace Anthem, 77. Compendium of English Literature, “ The Times”on diplomacy, 19; In-
by C. D. Cleveland ; Priceless Pearls; fluence of, on the continent, 43 ; On
Dissertation on Church Polity, by European armaments, 62 ; Our
graphy, by A. M. Sargent ; Silver 130 ; Letter on the results of con-
A World at Peace, 135.
Blossoms, &c. ; Health made Easy, ciliation among the wild tribes of
by Joseph Bentley, 119; The In- India, 132 ; On Mr. Cobden's mo-
dustrial Exhibition of 1851, by L. A.
Chamerovzow, 160 ; The Cape and Thomas Carlyle's letter to the London
The battle field, 217.
the Kaffirs, by Harriet Ward, 207 ; Congress, 165.
Memoir of the Rev. H. Möwes, by
Rev.J.Davis, B.D., 207 ; Voices from Uncivilized tribes, how to treat, 132.
the Crowd, &c., by Dr. Mackay ; Uniformity of weights and measures,
Dr. Beard, 219.
Utopia, Sir Thomas More's, 2.
London Tavern, 228.
Victor Hugo, letter from, 39.
Prince Albert, His Royal Highness, Ruinous costliness of the war system,
War, Alison's remarks on, considered,
a mark of the Apostacy, 113.
cost of, to the people of Exeter,
Sir Francis Head on the national de. 128.
covert exhortations to, 198.
at the Cape, 142.
Kaffir, 114, 130, 131, 212, 228.
mode of extending prospect of, and its effects, 93
the British Empire, 130, 131.
· ravages of, 21.
Returns relative to the Greek affair, - James Mackintosh, extract from, revolting brutality of, at Badajos
and China, 215.
- Thomas Hastings challenge to Mr. Warriors and murderers, just discrimi-
nation between, 91.
by Jacob Post, 10; War with Mexico William Molesworth on the Kaffir Wild tribes of India, 132.
Wrexham, great Peace meeting at, 70.
THE HERALD OF PEACE .
“Put up thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”—MAT. xxvi. 52.
neither shall they learn war any more."—ISAIAH ii. 4.
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be gradually abolished by resolute and united exertion, is
surely one which Christian men cannot ignore or contemn, We are about to commence a New Series of the HERALD
as undeserving their attention. And yet we submit, that OF PEACE, which we hope will overleap the limited circle this has been hitherto the case to a large extent. The within which Peace literature has for the most part been ludicrously crude nature of the objections usually started confined, and find its way extensively to the homes and in conversation, by even sensible persons, on this subject, hearts of a large class of intelligent and benevolent men, is proof enough how little it has been seriously examined. who have hitherto been scarcely touched with anything like All that we ask of those friends, among whom are many living and active sympathy for our cause. We would fain, with whom we are in close sympathy on most other points, by a few words of kindly greeting, propitiate the feelings is, that they do not condemn before they inquire. We ask of those of our readers to whom the subject of Peace is them only, not to put aside with an impatient gesture of comparatively new. We have a firm and sanguine convic- contempt, as extreme, visionary, and impracticable, printion, that could we only gain the ear of the Christian public ciples and opinions respecting which they have at least this -could we induce them to examine the question delibe- presumptive evidence, that they are held, with profound rately and devoutly, it would not fail in time to arrest their
religious convictions, by many Christian men, whom they attention and commend itself to their judgment, as one of will readily admit, are not contemptible either in sense, or the most important, and even one of the most practicable, piety, or practical wisdom. We propose to lay before them ideas of the age. At present, we fear multitudes are either in this periodical, with as much clearness as we can comtotally ignorant of its true character, or look upon it under mand, the various aspects of the argument on which the the influence of "a foregone conclusion," or through the Friends of Peace ground their cause; and to examine, dense and distorting haze of hereditary prejudices.
calmly and candidly, the objections that are wont to be “ The Peace Movement” can hardly now be regarded adduced against it. Is it too much to expect, that before as obscure and unnoticed. Its sound is gone forth through they summarily dismiss its claims, they will respectfully all the earth, and its words to the end of the world. And listen to what may be said on its behalf? “We speak as yet how many are there still, to whom it is nothing more unto wise men, judge ye what we say." than a sound--vague, confused, inarticulate! They are aware, indeed, of great stir and activity on the part of a considerable class, not usually regarded as either the least
THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES. intelligent or the least virtuous portion of the community. But they hardly know what to think of their object; Under this general title, we propose to give from time to whether to deride it altogether as an absurd fantasy of time extracts from eminent writers, ancient and modern, Pagan dreaming and impracticable enthusiasts, or to hail it as the and Christian, in prose and in verse, illustrating the wickeddawning of a more auspicious era in the destinies of hu- ness, folly, and misery of war, and the beauty and blessedmanity. In this state of incertitude, “wondering where
It will be thus found what an enormous unto this thing would grow," the great majority even of weight of testimony, from the wise and good of all ages, Christian men have hitherto been content to remain. If may be brought against the practice. Theologians, philothey do not openly join with the mockers, they hold aloof sophers, statesmen, poets, and even warriors, shall contribute from all hearty recognition of the movement, and when it their quota to this pyramid of opinion. We shall endeavour comes across their path, greet it only with very equivocal to add to the interest of this section of our periodical, by and ceremonious respect. But is it right that intelligent giving brief biographical sketches, and characteristic and earnest-minded men, who ought to have a genuine
anecdotes of the authors whose sentiments we cite. We sympathy with truth, in all its manifestations, should allow shall also take the liberty occasionally to intersperse remarks themselves to remain in this condition of unmeaning neu- of our own, calling the attention of our readers to what trality? No one can pretend that the question is one of
may seem to us most note-worthy in the observations of our trivial importance, on which it may be allowable and safe
witnesses. for a Christian to have no distinct or decided opinion. The We begin with a remarkable extract from a sermon of War-system is at least one of appalling significance and mag
Dr. Chalmers. We call it remarkable for this reason. The nitude, and standing in most disastrously intimate relation Peace Society was formed in the year 1816.
Like most to all the highest interests--religious, moral, political, and other great and good enterprises, it “came not with obcommercial-of man and society. The inquiry whether servation.” Its beginning was very humble and unostenthis system is not, in its whole essence and spirit, an utter tatious, consisting of the association of some dozen gentlemen,