BISHOP COLENSO'S COMPROMISE.
" To pray to Christ, as well as through Him, jostles With Scripture and the usage of the Apostles ; But I'm prepared to do so just for unity And concord in this Anglican community, So long as, like our Prayer Book, you'll be thrifty In such-like forms, and use but one in fifty.
Don't multiply thrm, like some hymns unwise."
So seems the Bishop of Natal to advise,— A precious peace-maker, who might no doubt From sad dissensions elsewhere help us out ; For when with Roman Catholics we meet, Why should we not the Virgin Mary greet And other saints with just a prayer or two, Amid the quota which• to God is due, If Christian doctrine have not strictly shown Whom we should pray to and whom let alone?
C. B. C.