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Student Volunteer work of the College. On But the Phillips Brooks House and these the second floor are the general committee. funds to carry on its work are not the only room, two society rooms, and a library, while memorials at Harvard. In St. John's Chapel on the top floor is the assembly-hall. An of the Episcopal Divinity School is a memorial oak-paneled finish and deep window-seats bust by William Ordway Partridge, bearing carry out the chaste colonial treatment and this inscriptional tribute : “ To the memory of give a comfortable look to the interior of Phillips Brooks, by the Alumni. Did not our Harvard's religious workshop, reared in mem- hearts burn within us when he talked with us ory of Harvard's great religious worker, in by the way?! Although himself a graduate order that the broad activities of which he of the Theological School at Alexandria, Va., was the inspiring leader might be the better Bishop Brooks always took the deepest carried forward. To this good end, it should interest in the School at Cambridge, and so be stated, considerable money has already strongly impressed his views on its students been made available in two memorial be- and its teaching that both have stood for the quests, one, a sum of $20,000, being a portion broadest churchmanship, and the School's of the John and Belinda Randall legacy, and head, Dean Lawrence, became his natural the other, a fund of $5,000, given in connection successor as Bishop of Massachusetts, with the name of Ralph Hamilton Shepard. From St. John's, Cambridge, to St. Mar
garet's, London, may be as far as the ship
sails, but it is not so far as to take one beyond AMI VS AM
ces VM-DE the metes within which the work and life of THE SPIRIT
Phillips Brooks have been given lasting comSH
memoration. Archdeacon Farrar, when a canon at Westminster, in charge of St. Margaret's Church, became acquainted with Phillips Brooks, then rector of Trinity, Boston, and during all the years till the latter's death they were fast friends. When abroad Phillips Brooks often preached in St. Margaret's and in the Abbey, and Archdeacon Farrar, in his recent book, “Some Men I Have Known," tells of these luminous sermons and of his own deep attachment to their author. When his American friend died, the Archdeacon gathered funds, among English admirers of the Bishop, for a memo rial window in St. Margaret's, and The Outlook is enabled to reproduce it through a picture kindly loaned by Bishop Brooks's brother, the Rev. John Cotton Brooks, rector of Christ Church, Springfield, Mass.
The window has three large panels; the central one represents Jesus with a shepherd's crook in the act of speaking to Peter, and below is the inscription, “ Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep;" to the right of our Lord are Paul and Timothy; and to the left is David as a shepherd-boy.
In his book Archdeacon Farrar reproduces the lines Phillips Brooks wrote, while his election as Bishop of Massachusetts was
pending, on seeing a caricature of himself in PHILDES-BROOKS
a certain journal. In the light of the fulfillPH Sherzel HASAN
ment the promise hidden below their humor
has had, they are in themselves a memorial : MEMORIAL IN THE CHURCH OF THE INCAR And is this, then, the way he looks, NATION, NEW YORK
This tiresome creature, Phillips Brooks?
THE PHILLIPS BROOKS HOUSE AT HARVARD
By special permission, from the design of the architect, Mr. A. W. Longfellow, Jr. No wonder, if 'tis thus he looks,
heat, and in the Diocesan Convention they The Church has doubts of Phillips Brooks! elected the rector of Trinity by a large maWell, if he knows himself, he'll try To give these doubtful looks the lie.
jority, even with the opposition centering on He dares not promise, but will seek
so strong a man as Bishop Hare, of South Even as a bishop to be meek ;
Dakota. Both before and after the ConvenTo walk the way he shall be shown,
tion there was an impressive demonstration To trust a strength that's not his own,
of the power of public opinion. It gathered To fill the years with honest work, To serve his day and not to shirk ;
inside and out the Church that was most in To quite forget what folks have said,
interest. Bishop Perry issued a circular-letTo keep his heart and keep his head,
ter to the public confirming his interview and Until men, laying him to rest, Shall say, “ At least he did his best.” Amen.
seeking to justify his opposition. But the
voice of the people who believed, in truth, And so indeed men have said, even those that they uttered the voice of God, there was who hurled the sharpest philippics in the no withstanding, and the election of Phillips stress of that memorable contest over his Brooks was ratified. election as Bishop. In the early days of that From this personal memorial from a transcontest the writer of this article had a news. Mississippi Bishop, who was a theological paper interview with the late Bishop Perry, opponent, it is interesting to turn to a fine of Iowa, in which the statement was made bronze, expressive of intimate and loving rethat, even though the Diocesan Convention of gard, which was placed in the Church of the Massachusetts should choose Phillips Brooks, Incarnation, New York, by friends, under the the House of Bishops would not confirm the eye of a devoted brother, Arthur Brooks. choice, if Bishop Perry and others who This bronze shows a full-length portrait of agreed with him could prevent it, as they Phillips Brooks in relief, and was executed believed they could. The threat in this in- by the sculptor, W. Clark Noble. It is set terview, which was at once sent broadcast in a side wall of the church's interior, surover the wires to many influential daily rounded by an architectural framework of papers, proved a firebrand. It had some- stone. The money for this memorial was thing to do, doubtless, in bringing the ardor contributed largely by warm personal friends, of Phillips Brooks's supporters to a white many of them Boston people living in New
to have a pulpit that would be in harmony with the splendid interior, and to his gathering pictures of famous pulpits, during his travels, from all over the world. But, protested others, that would mean the replacing of the pulpit from which Phillips Brooks had preached for so many years, and which, because of its associations, ought ever to remain a most sacred memorial. So it has happened that, with the money available for it during several years, the Trinity memorial has been waiting on agreement as to its form.
While the Trinity porch, recently finished, is not strictly a memorial, save in that large sense in which the whole church will always be associated with its great rector, the money for it-over $80,000—was contributed after his death, and it completed the church in accordance with the design Phillips Brooks
had wished to see carried out. The young JBL
Scotch sculptor, Hugh Cairns, who executed the figures on the porch, has done a bust in plaster and will show it at the Paris Exposi
tion in 1900. It has been suggested for PART OF THE MEMORIAL WINDOW IN various memorial uses, but its final disposiST. MARGARET'S CHURCH, LONDON
tion has not as yet been determined. York, and it was very fittingly placed in the As a memorial of a most devoted friendchurch that, through the long rectorship of ship, and because the likeness of Phillips Arthur Brooks and the oft-repeated visits of Phillips Brooks, had felt, more fully than any other in New York, the uplifting influence of these two great preachers.
As a companion memorial to the one of Phillips Brooks there has recently been unveiled in this same Church of the Incarnation one of Arthur Brooks. It is of interest to mention it in connection with this article, for the sculptor, Daniel Chester French, has the commission for the memorial of Phillips Brooks that is to be placed in Trinity Church, Boston. In speaking of the form this Trinity memorial would take, Mr. French told the writer it would be a bust in marble, of heroic size, to be placed on a pedestal. For some time there was not a little difference of opinion in Trinity, all of it sincere and friendly, as to the most appropriate memorial in which to express the love and de votion of the parish. Some said a pulpit would be best, pointing to
MEMORIAL BUST IN THE EPISCOPAL DIVINITY SCHOOL Phillips Brooks's known desire
Brooks is satisfying to an unusual degreements. But there is a consensus of belief among many unsatisfying pictures, the ac- that, in the execution of this most important companying photograph is reproduced of the of all the memorials of Phillips Brooks, a Bishop and Dr. McVickar, now Bishop Coad- great sculptor has been given a great subject, jutor of Rhode Island, who succeeded Phillips and that he will make the most of it. To Brooks in the rectorship of Holy Trinity, those who have watched the growth of Saint Philadelphia, and who embodies to a strik- Gaudens's marvelous power in giving to his ing extent the broad spirit of his friend figures the very breath of life, the dominating
There is yet another memorial, the first for vital spirit—to his Farragut the masterful which the funds came rolling in, the last to reserve controlling the alertness, to his Deaassume definite shape, and, in the hope and con Chapin the unbending and militant force expectation of Phillips Brooks's friends, it of the Puritan, to Logan the dash and will be the best, in its impressiveness, its swing of martial valor, to the Shaw meappropriateness, and its artistic beauty. The morial the high spirit of complete consecramoney to provide it has grown to the large tion to duty—to those who have followed the total of nearly a hundred thousand dollars. unfolding of this many-sided artist-soul the The commission for its execution has been belief is general that Saint Gaudens's megiven to Augustus Saint Gaudens, while the morial of Phillips Brooks will be his chef. architectural part of the memorial will be d'æuvre. designed by Stanford White, of McKim, “But isn't this memorial long in being Mead & White. The site chosen is close to completed ?" I asked of Mr. Robert Treat Trinity, in Copley Square. Only in a very Paine, of the committee in charge of its general way is Saint Gaudens's conception execution. for the work known, even to the committee “ Ah," he replied, " you should remember having the erection of the memorial in charge, what President Eliot said of Saint Gaudens and as his present conception may be modi- in conferring upon him the master's degree fied, there is no intention of handicapping the at Harvard, He counts not the lapse of sculptor's freedom by premature announce. mortal years in creating an immortal work,!!!