Rev. William Lawrence preached in Appleton Chapel at the vesper service yesterday afternoon on a passage in the seventh Chapter of Luke, where Jesus meets the widow and a train of people carrying her son to burial. In all life there are these two opposite processions, the one bearing death and the other life. If it is our fortune to be in the happier of the two, it is a wickedness to turn aside from the gloomy and death-bearing company. Compassion was shown by Christ to the widow and he raised her son from death. Compassion is what the rich and happy should show to the wretched. The temptation is always strong to pass by any sight of misery and do one's best to forget it, but one has only to read this chapter of Luke to see how a member of the life-bearing train should act, and that if one wishes to copy Christ he should give his energy toward relieving, if only in a small degree, some suffering.
The choir, and Mr. Heinrich Meyer as soloist, sang the following anthems: The sun shall be no more thy light by day-Woodward; Come now, let us reason-Wareing; O God have mercy-from Mendelssohn's St. Paul.