25 NOVEMBER 1905, Page 16

" Nature is usually, for Martineau, the realm in which

God has pledged Himself to those fixed ways which we sum up under the term Law. In the mechanism of the human frame he acts, as he acts in the scene around, along pre-ordained lines of invariable constancy. Not such are his dealings with human souls. There is a scene where Living Mind can speak with living minds, in tones of encouragement or of rebuke, of kindling suggestion or supporting love. At times, indeed, this is confined to the moral life, where 'in the inmost room of conscience, God seeks you all the while."