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with joy. Guide me with thy counsel, O my gracious, Col. i. 15, 16; Heb. i. 1-5; ii, 14–16; Rev. v. God and Father, while I sojourn in this world; and | 11-14). afterwards bring me to thy eternal glory, through Scholar. I will be sure to read all these texts Jesus Christ my Lord !

SENEX. attentively. But I have often wondered that men

should be saved only for believing on Christ; is not that too easy a way of salvation for wicked men ?

Teacher. You seem to mistake altogether the GUIDE TO THE BIBLE CLASS.

means of salvation for it is not said so in the ScripBY THE AUTHOR OF THE “ COMPANION TO THE Bible.” |

tures : those holy writings declare that believers only

are saved; this is not for their believing, but only Continued from page 413.

for the sake of Jesus Christ, “ who was delivered

for our offences, and was raised again for our justifiCHAPTER XIII.--Religion of the Bible. Christian

cation." Therefore, being justified by faith, we have Dispensation,

peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ : by Teacher. You have well considered, I hope, all whom also we have access into this grace wherein the passages of Scripture which were read in our we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God" last conversation, relating to the nature of Christia (Rom. iv. 25, v. 1, 2). Thus Jesus became our Renity.

deemer, and thus we become interested in the blessScholar. Yes; I have thought much about them; | ings of salvation. and I hope that I now understand more clearly thé Scholar. I think I now understand the way of nature and design of Christianity. But what cere salvation by Christ. monies are there in the religion of Christ ?

Teacher. You should always bear in mind, that Teacher. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the it is never said that sinners are saved for believing only ceremonial ordinances of Christianity.

the Gospel ; but men, being lost and ruined by their Scholar. What is the design of the ordinance of sins, unable to save themselves from misery, by be. Baptism?

lieving the doctrine of Christ with their hearts, reTeacher. Baptism with water, “in the name of ceive the blessings of his salvation, to be crowned at the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" length with eternal glory in heaven. Read the words (Matt. xxviii. 19), is designed to teach the necessity | of our Saviour to Nicodemus; as that passage will of personal dedication to God, and especially of the clearly explain this doctrine: purifying influences of the Holy Spirit, to qualify Scholar “God so loved the world, that he gave believers in Christ for a life of holiness glorifying his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth God.

in him should not perish, but have everlasting life' Scholar. What is the design of the Lord's Supper (John iii. 16).

Teacher. The Lord's Supper is designed to be T'eacher. Those who are Christians, receive these observed as a holy feast, to teach us that we should glad tidings of the gift of the Son of God to mankind rejoice in the perfection of our eternal redemption as their Redeemer, with real joyfulness of soul, and by Jesus Christ; and that, while thus publicly pro thus become wise unto salvation. Because this faith, fessing our faith and hope, we may with our minds as the apostle declares, is not a lifeless acknowledgfeed on him continnally, as our only and everlasting ment of Christ to be the Redeemer ; “ for with the Saviour.

heart man believeth unto righteousness" (Rom. x. Scholar. It seems wonderful that Jesus Christ 10). Believing thus in Christ, as the only Saviour can be the only Saviour of all men !

of sinners, every true disciple walks in holiness of Teacher. Wonderful indeed it is, that Jesus should life, to the praise and glory of God. be the Saviour of all men : but his ability to save Scholar. Now I perceive my mistake, and hope sinners arises from his office as Mediator, and from to remember the true doctrine of salvation through his being God as well as man. Our Saviour lived in Christ. glory from all eternity, as the Son of God; and, in Teacher. I hope you well understand the Gospel the appointed time he came to our world in the ap for your daily peace and consolation, pearance of a man, born as an infant, lived on earth Scholar, Christianity teaches us to believe the a life of holiness, performing perfect obedience to resurrection of the dead. the laws of God, and at last, “ gave himself a ran Teacher. Pious men through all ages have besom for all."

lieved in a future life and the resurrection of the Scholar. I do not understand how Jesus Christ dead; though those grand and delightful truths could be God and man at the same time: I wish you were denied by the Jewish Sadducees, but they would explain this.

have been revealed to mankind with far greater Teacher. You now ask for what exceeds my i clearness and fulness in the New Testament. The power. I cannot fully explain how every one of us | apostle Paul very beautifully says, that in this the is at the same time both spirit and flesh : but this grace of God has been made « manifest by the fact is not doubted by any rational person: much appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ who hath less am I able to explain the mystery of the incarna abolished death, and hath brought life and immorta. tion of our Redeemer. Even the apostles could not lity to light through the Gospel" (2 Tim. ii. 9, 10). give an explanation of this mysterious fact. Paul, Scholar. I think the resurrection is a very won. you will remember, says, “ Without controversy," derful doctrine : but what further is remarkable in or undoubtedly, “ great is the mystery of godliness, Christianity ? God was manifested in the flesh" (1 Tim. iii, 16).

Teacher. Christianity is truly remarkable, as Scholar. It must be wonderful if the apostle could being intended to be the religion of all the world. not explain the incarnation of Christ.

While the Levitical dispensation was suited only to Teacher, I wish you to read seriously at your | the nation of Israel, and limited only to that people, leisure, the following texts in confirmation of this the Gospel, with its two most simple ceremonies, is mysterious but glorious doctrine of Christ our Saviour | graciously designed, as it is wisely adapted, for the (Isai. is, 6; Mic. v. 2; Matt. i. 23; John i. 1-3; | reception and eternal benefit of all nations. vi. 6–9; Rom. ix. 5; 2 Cor. viii. 9; Phil. ii. 6--10; Scholar. From your instructions I now perceiv

more clearly the reason of our missionaries being sent into all parts of the world.

Teacher. While you see reason for the employment of missionaries among all nations, you should remember that it is the design of God, according to the declaration of the prophet Isaiah, that “ the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isai. xi. 9).

Scholar. I perceive also why the Bible Society prints and sends into all countries so many Bibles and Testaments; and why the Religious Tract Society circulates so many tracts in all languages, that people in every nation may be instructed in the knowledge of the Scriptures, and so become Christians.

Teacher. From what I have already stated respecting Christianity, you may see sufficient reason for the increasing labours of all those great institutions, which so remarkably distinguish Great Britain and America. But while you are thinking about all the nations of the world, and I sincerely rejoice that you do think of the heathen, let me intreat and charge you to remember, that you do not forget the necessity of being yourself a true believer on the Son of God and a real Christian. You must be born again of the Holy Spirit, your sins must be par. doned through Jesus Christ, you must be sanctified in heart to live in holiness, to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour, and you must embrace the Gospel by heartfelt faith in Christ, or you cannot on earth clearly understand the religion of heaven nor see the kingdom of God.

To be continued.

while he lived. And given, as I believe it is, under a truly pious feeling, I unite with him in the desire that a blessing may attend its distribution.

“There is rather a curious and interesting anec. | dote connected with this gift. In the course of conversation, the donor told me he had never pros. pered till he began to be benevolent; and the first object of his generosity was a very poor Int pious relative, to whom, after much hesitation and reason. ing, he determined to allow ten pounds a year, After this had gone on a year or two (to use his own words), the devil tried to persuade him, that it was no longer necessary that he could not spare it —that he might live to want it himself, &c. He soon saw this was a delusion, and felt vexed with himself for having entertained such a thought, and thus to have distrusted the bounty of Providence. He then immediately resolved he would be a match for the deceiver; and for the future determined, to allow his poor relative twenty pounds a year, instead of ten. From this time his circumstances improved ; and although not now a rich man, yet such, he said, had been the mercy and goodness of God towards him, even as to his outward substance, that it had continued to increase, comparatively, he knew not how. And now his desire was, to apportion a part to His glory by whom it had been dispensed."

HOW TO PROSPER IN THIS WORLD.

1 Cor. xvi. 2, ILLUSTRATED. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come." PROSPERITY in the present world is the gift of God. Moses, in taking his dying farewell of the people of Israel admonished them to this effec:-“Thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant." Deut. viii, 18.

Nothing is more evident to an intelligent and pious mind that the design of God in giving property and influence to his servants—"to establish bis covenant" of mercy and salvation among the children of men. How far this design has been perceived and acknowledged, may be in part seen in the vast and beneficial operations of the Missionary, Bible, and other great societies which seek the evangelization of the world. And the following extract from a paper of the Bible Society, will beautifully illustrate the passage of scripture which I have quoted from the Apostle, while it may possibly lead others to go and do likewise" for the glory of God.

OBSERVER. From the Secretary of an Auxiliary Society in

Kent. “I have the pleasure to remit my acceptance for One hundred pounds, as a free contribution to the British and Foreign Bible Society, from Mr. – of , through the medium of the Cinque-Ports Auxiliary Bible Society. The donor is a selfeducated man, hardly arrived at the middle rank of life, who has contributed five pounds a year, for several years, with the hope, whilst he was doing good, he might provoke others to go and do like. wise: being now in a declining state of health, he had concluded to beqneath it to the Society, but afterwards thought it would be better to give it

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS.

Canto III.
Concluded from page 416.
Instead of ent'ring the city, driving,
Like fierce Jehu, to seize his prey,- helpless
As an infant, they led him by the hand,
And brought him to Damascus! How unlike
Saul the Pharisee! Now a penitent;
Humble, devout, a disciple of Christ!

Silent, sleepless, retird, and without food,
Three days, thus Saul continued overwhelm'd
With grief, and shame, and self-reproach, seeking
Renewing grace from him, whom but lately
He blasphemed, - his spirit to fortify,
And confirm his mind to serve his lov'd Lord,
Most merciful, defending his rightful
Honours as Messiah, King of Israel.

His pray'r sincere was heard, receiv'd, answerd: Faithful Ananias the Saviour sends, Saul of Tarsus to seek, and bless with words Of sympathy kind, and consolation, For now “ Behold he prayeth" from the heart!

But Ananias fears to meet the man, Whose very name strikes terror through the souls Of the disciples confessing Jesus, Except when realizing grace divine, Above the common measure of the saints. He, therefore, thus, with humble speech, replies, Lord! by many, of this man, I have heard “ Declar'd, his evil doings to thy saints, “ At Jerusalem; and a commission “ Here, he bears, to bind with chains in prison “ Every one who calls on thy bless'd name."

With condescension gracious, Jesus spake; “ Go thy way :-hasten :-he is a vessel “ Chosen by me, and sent to bear my name “Before the Gentiles, and kings, and Israel's “ Sons, learned and in high authority “For I will show him, that from their hatred “ Against my name, his sufferings will be great,"

Objections silenc'd, Ananias went, And thus saluted him, whom late he fear'd“My brother Saul:-Jesus, the Lord, who met

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421

" Thee in the way, has sent, that I may give
“ Thee cordial welcome to his church belov'd-
“ This token sure ; thy sight is now restor'd
“ By Jesus' mighty pow'r; and let thy soul
“ Receive the Holy Ghost, in the fulness
“ Of all his marvellous gifts and graces."

Scales from his darkened eyes, at once, fell down:
His sight return'd: he rose; he was baptiz'd;
And, meat receiving, strengthen'd, and straightway,
In the synagogues, he preached Jesus,
The Christ, the only Son of God, our Saviour !

All were amazed to hear him preaching Christ:
They fully knew his dreadful commission :
But Saul, increasing in strength of body
And mind, confounded the opposing Jews,
By testimonies from their sacred books,
Proving that Jesus is the very Christ.

Their wicked minds, inflam'd with bigotry,
Like his, before Almighty grace transformed
His soul in holy conversion to God,
Took crafty counsel, their blind and horrid
Zeal to satisfy, watching day and night,
The city gates, seeking means to kill him.

Their plots how vain! Invulnerable he,
From all the darts of evil men and fiends,
Until his comprehensive commission
Had been finishd, in gathering sinners
To Jesus Christ, forming them for churches,
In Gentile lands, training their souls for heaven.

THE BIRTH OF THE REDEEMER.

LUKE 11. 8–20.
BEGIN, my muse, the song,

The pleasing strains prolong
Sing of a wond'rous Saviour's birth :

He, full of love to man.

Form'd the amazing plan
And gladly came from heaven to earth.

On Judah's hallow'd ground,

Watching their flocks around, Prostrate the faithful shepherds lie;

While angels of the Lord,

Obedient to his word,
Approach with awful grandeur nigh.

Sudden the glory came,

Strange tremblings seiz'd their frame Amaz'd—they wist not what to do ;

With faltering voice they said,

To those who near them laid, “ Brethren, what scenes are these we view ?

“ What means this wond'rous light,

Which fills us with affright, Awful presage of vengeance near ?

() God! in mercy save,

On us compassion have,
And far remove the wrath we fear !"

“ To whom the angel said,

(While glory round him play'd) “ O bid this trembling horror fly!

I come not to destroy,

My errand is of joy;
Hear it, and praise the Lord most high!

“ From yonder radiant throne,

On swiftest wing I've flown,
An herald from our gracious King !

No longer be ye sad,

I bring you tidings glad,
Tidings at which each heart shall sing !

“ Well pleas'd I publish news

For Gentiles and for Jews,
For men of every age and state;

News of redeeming grace

For all the ruin'd race:
Redemption—who can tell how great ?

“ No more are ye forlorn,

For unto you is born
This day, a Saviour, Christ the LORD.

This day doth God fulfil

His oft discovered will,
And faithful prove to his own word.

“ Haste ye with eager feet

To Bethlehem, and greet
The mighty LORD of heaven and earth.

And there ye all shall own

The truth I now make known,
And loud rejoice at Jesu's birth.

“ Seek not among the great,

Midst pomp and regal state,
For him whom heaven cannot contain ;

Of all his glory shorn,

He as a babe is born,
And in a manger he is lain !"

Well pleas'd the shepherds heard;

They credited his word,
And bade each trembling fear depart:

With souls devoid of care,

For Bethlehem they prepare,
To see this joy of every heart.

When-suddenly burst forth,

Pleas'd and astonishid both-
Of heaven's host a numerous throng:

And on the azure plains

They join'd, in choral strains,
And loudly sang Redemption's song.

“ Glory to God on high !

Who brings salvation nigh,
And peace and love proclaims to man.

No grace so rich as this!

No news so full of bliss
Was ere reveald since time began!

Mortals, to heaven's King,

Your highest praises bring,
To Him the loudest strains belong ;

Give to your joy no bounds,

But with sublimest sounds
Triumphant swell your grateful song.

“ And soon shall every tribe

To him their names subscribe,
To him their firm allegiance vow;

From him no longer stray,

But cast their sins away,
And joyful to his sceptre bow.”

'Twas thus the angels came,

And publish'd JESU's name.
And we have heard the joyful sound :

Let us our anthems raise,

And join in loudest praise,
Till heaven's high arches shall resound!

Jesus! all glory take,

With power the kingdoms shake,
And by all people be ador'd!

Supreme in majesty!

Let all acknowledge thee,
King of all kings, of lords the LORD!
Edmonton, Dec. 1835.

J. W. GREEN.

INDE X.

132

" ABRAHAM's bosom,'' 124

| Chelmsford church and Sui re Christian Lady's Friend continued Christianity, the corruptions of, 71
Accomplishment of the divine pur. Hall, account of, 377

More's, Mrs. Hannah, opinion of Christmas day. meditations for, 417
poser, on the connexion between Chester, historical notices of, 393 sending a boy to college, 38 Church of the Holy Trinity, Clou.
appointed means, and the, 46 Cheshire, statistics of, 401

--- Christian desley Square, Islington, 25
Actire benevolence and Christian Chichester, notices of, 409

experience in death, 158

Church, the oldest in Great Britain,
enjoyinent, 148
China, the great wall of, called

, on open-

76
Acts is 32, reflections on, 212

Van Lee. Tching, or wall of ten inglier Sunday-school at Ched. Churchi.going sleepers in the reign
Adam's peak, 189
thousand lee, 17

dar, 366

of Queen Elizabeth, 150
Adimonition, a dying father's, im- Christian's Penny Magazine, in.

grandıno. Choicu-yard monuments at Leg
proved, 317
creased circulation of, 362

ther, 366

born, reflections on the, 342
Admiral lord Nelson and his coffin,

cir.

benero.

Clare church, Suffolk, 417
culation of, 376

lence, 230

Coast guard in Ireland, religious
Aggrandisement of Russia, divine Christian Lady's Friend,

-- Mrs. Martha, care for me destitution of the, 107
providence illustrated in the, 63 Abney, Lady, her daughter, lady lancholy. 71

Cologne, ac ty of Prussia, 66
American missionary's thoughts at Huntingdon, and Dr. Watts, 38 Mother's guide, the, No. I - Di Company in which a nobleman
sea, an, 28
Abney's, Miss Sarah, piety and nity of motbers, 13

would live and die, 127
America, temperance in, 55

Geath, 245
-- - No. II.-Maternal

Conscience, tenderness of, 135
America, slave emancipation in, 75 | American mother's lyrins, 238

responsibility, 37

Conversjon, reinarkable, 246
American Christian liberality, il Benzeville, Miss Marianne, pious Mother's hour of anguish, a, 126 Conversion of a family, 216
Instration of, 85
resignation and confidence of, Mother's prayers answered, a 157

Couverted Christian sailor, infuence
Amphitheatre of ancient Rome, under a surgical operation, 141 Mother's hymns for children, Sab-

of, 219
redections on the, 254
Berry, Mrs., domestic piety of,

bath morning, 198

Coral insects, ocean wonders of
Ancestors, 39

278
Mother's, a dying, address to her

the, 239
Anecdote of Sully, 150
Bosanquet, Miss, and the theatre,

child, 231

Couriesy and engaging manners.
Atonement, on the, 204

278
Mother's tale, a, 261, 293

198
Burford's, the countess of, letter Murray Hannah an excellent 1 Creation of man, modern Hindoo
Bath, bistorical notices of, 249

to her daughter, 246

wise of tifty-nine years, 157

notions of the, 3
Berlin, his:orical notices of, 29 Child's, Mrs., history of women, Prayers, the, of a poor woman

Cross of Christ, the, 359
Berridge, A.M. Rev. J., conversion review of, 142

answered in the conversion of

“Cup of cold water, a," rewarded,
of the late, 190
Christian lady's, the, pattern for her husband, 325

127
Bereridge's, Bishop, resolution in visiting, 213

Princess Cbarlotte's, the, inquiry
his choice of a wife, 69
Clarke, Dr.. converted by a wo. for the way of salvation, 262

Definitions, illustrations, &c. 77
Bible Class, guide to the, Chap. I. man's loan of books, 222

Princess Mary's intelligent Pro.

Devout Meditation on Rer, v. 9, 10,
Introduction, 284
Conversation, on, 229

testantism, 5

135
- Clap. II. Country curate, piety of the wi. Richmond's, Rev. Legh, mother

Devonshire snperstition among the
History of the Bible, 285

dow of a, 221

on the death of a child by acci.

villagers, 176
Chap III. Cowper's address to Mrs. Unwin, dent, 293

Diamond, the Sancy, 38
Inspiration of the Scriptures, 301 198

Rowe's, Mrs.. and lier rounger

Disputanis, cause of error in, 59
Chap IV. Dame Cross," the school mis. sister's piety and affection, 365

Dissenters, number of, in England
Original language of the Bible, Tress of Warertree Green, Sabbath-school mode of instruc.

and Wales, 127
309

277

tion, a la ly's, 245

Divine Influence, on, 10
Chap. V.

Delaney, Mrs., verses by, 278 Sarah, biography of, Part I., 69 - Providence and grace, 246
Translation of the Bible, 316 Epitaph on a roung lady, 262

-
Part II., 93

and new nature, the, 260
Cup. VI. Epitaph on Miss G , aged 18,

-- Part III., 125

- wrath illustrated, 343
Translation of the Bible con. 159

Scott, Sir Walter, and his mo-

Dublin lying in-bospital, and the
tinued, 333
Eve, biography of, the mother of ther, 222

rotanda, 129
Chap. VII. all mankind, Part 1, 21

Servant, a pious, in the palace of
Religion of the Bible. Para.

Part II. 53
Geo. III., 261

Ebenezer, 247
disaical Dispensation, 350

Example of a pious maid servant, Solitary musings, a lady's, 222
Chap. VIII. Do. 374 influence of the, 325

151

Stephen's, Mr, character of his
Chap. IX. Do. 381 Extraordmary women, 142

wile, 159

Eclipse, the annular, of May 15,
Chap. X. Religiou Female education, advantages of, To my wife more than twenty

1836, 161
of the Bible. Levitical Dispen. 22

years after marriage, 293

Ely cathedral, description of 369
sation, 382
Feinale education, on the culpa. Wesley's, Mrs , care of lier sons,

English ladies on the continent,
C. XI. Do, 405 ble neglect of, 229

education of, 259

John and Charles, 323
Ch. XII. Reli. Female academies in America,

qualifications for

English language in India, exten-
gion of the Bible. Christian Dis 141

sion of, 52

a clergyman's wife, 198
pensation, 411
Good man embalming the me.

-- active piety, 213

Epistolary correspondence, 335
Ch. XIII. Do.419 mory of his wife, a, 325

Wife, lines addressed by a gentle.

Epitaphs, adınonition to writers of,
Bible, literary excellency of the, Good wise, a, 221

loan to his. 94
336
Gray's, Miss, piety and charity Wife, a lady's judgment respect.

-

135
- witbont comment, first at. 197

ing the policy of, 222

Europe, Christian survey of, 256
tempt to distribute the, in Ame Hamilton's, Lady C., noble con Wife, effectual and happy in

--- public libranes of, 292
rica, 338

session of Christ, 71

ence of a pious, 365

Evangelical repentance, 160
Bible, the, the christian's standard. Hartford, lady, and Dr. Dod. Woodd's, Rev. Basil, testimony

Example, 74
378, 387
dridge's rise and progress of concerning bis mother, 237

Extraordinary woman, 39
Bible, hints for the more profitable religion in the soul, 246

Woodd's, Mrs., dying solicitude
reading of the, 223
Heywood's, Rev. Oliver, testi.

Faith, aspirations of, 157

for her son, Rev. Basil Woodd,
Birmingham Fre. Grammar School, I
mony to the piety of his mother, 294

Farre's (Dr.) account of a British
description of, 281

326
Woman, the province of, 294

captajn, an Algerine slase, 199
Birmingham, historical notices and | Houseman's, Mrs., preparation

Field of Waterloo, visit of an Aine.

Young lady's, a, question an.
general description of, 265

for the Lord's sapier, 231

swered by ber father, 197

rican gentleman to the, 315
Blark Hole, Calcutta, narrative of Houseman's, Mrs., reflections on Young mother, the, 23

Filty, the right side of 77
the sufferings of the English in, the close of a Sabbath, 238 Christ, union with, 220

France, hospitals in, 55
233
Houseman's, Mrs., method of Christ Church, Spitalfields,

French clerky, 100
Boromeo, Cardinal, and his Sun.lay closing the week, and preparing |

I scription of, 177

French capitai, supplies of prori.
schools at Milan, 114
for the Sabbath, 214

sion in the, 190

Christian, a, wrongfully reproved,
Brighton and its royal pavilion, How chillren should pray, 198

French sugar, illustrating the
statistical notices of, 153
linportance of the female charac-Christian ministers, recent sudden

bounty of Providence, 190
Bristol, historical and descriptive ter, 5

deaths of metropolitan, 30

Frielid, the best means of gaining
notices of, 297
Instructress of children, necessary Christian religion, the best works

and securing, 258
British einigrants require the sum. accomplishments in an), 239 on the doctrines of the, 78

Funerals of the ancient Hebrews,
pathy of christians at home, 270 Kennicott's, Mis., character, Christian diligence, 151
Buckingham-palare, St. James's, drawn by Mys, H. More, 325 Christian catholicism, example of,
description of, 211
Lady's confession, a, 222

196

Genins not religion, 51
Buffalo, statistics of, 85
Lady's inquiry answered, a, 142 Christian worship, intolerance of

Genoa, historical and ecclesiastical
Byron's (Lord) acknowledgment of Mamina, wou't God be your tie Chinese towards, in Canton,

notices of, 257
the advantage of the real chris. unsband?" 222

202

German universities, 291
cian, 339
Martha, the faithfal servant of Christians, caution to, 219

Glasgow, statistics of, and an ac-
the Rev. Oliver Heywood, 230 Christian masters and sirvants pat

count of its charitable jus itu.
Cardinal Wolsey, luxury of, 155 Matrimony and single life, 6

tern, the, 269

tions, unirersities, &c. 89
Ceylon, riches and superstitions of, Morp's, Mrs. Hannah, view of Christian warfare, the, 326

God, confidence in, illustrated, 36
• 326

Christianity in her 751h year Christianitv, liberty rendered sa. ---, Scripture views of, 198
Chaliners, Dr., on repentance, 124 14

cred by, 134

God's care for bis people, 94
Charles Wharton mission ship, the,

and the Christianity, the difficulties of. No. 1 Good conscience, a, 151
163

Turkish ambassador, 23
1., 295

Goldeu sentences, 103

195

12

307

127

269

Goose on Michaelmas-dar, origin Messiah's kingdom, facilities of Reviews continued

Reriews continued
of eating, 342
conveyance essential to the uni Anecdotes, admonitions, 96

Rites and worship of the Jews,
Gospel, success of the, 207

versal extension of, 390

Anecdotes of books and authors, 72
Great Britain, the oldest church Milan, cathedral at, 114

Romaire's twelve discourses on
in, 76

-- , cardinal Boromeo and his Berridge's Christian world un the law and the gospel, 15
" Great storm, the," in 1703, 404 Sunday schools at, 114

masked, 144

Sacred poetry of the 17th century,
Gurney's (Joseph John) judgment Miracles, inefficacy of, to produce a Bible collectors, the, 64

23
concerning the Scriptures, 87 change of beart, 59, 99, 115, 139 Boardman's Christian biography Sheet almanac for 1837, 384
Missionary farewell meeting, 163 367

Skeyne's chronology of the old
Hall's (Bp.) mother's piety, and his More's. Mrs. Hannahı, recollections Booth's pasto: al cautions, 64

Testament, 118
religious instruction, 51
of Dr. Johnson, 20

Carpenter's scripture natural his. Smith and Dwight's missionary
Hasting, actices of, 410
Morals of the Prussians, 103

tory, 303

researches in America, 55
Horne's (Bp.) character and death Moral evil, perplexity from the ex. Cathechism, a, on the personality Smith's elysium of animals, 752
of Abel, 182
istence of, 130

of the Father, of the Son, and Style's ministerial solicitude and
Morality and religion identical, 149 of the Holy Ghost, 104

fidelity, 31
Illustration of Matt. v. 21-26 ; Morality is not piety, 150

Cephas, or an account of a ship Sunday-school devotional assist-
Rom. iv. 8: Matt. xxi. 44; 1 Mount of Olives, thoughts of a wrecked and converted sailor, ant, the, 311
Thess. iv 13, 77 : Prov. xxvi. traveller on the, 244

144

Sutcliffe's Emily Rowland, 104
4, 5; Eccles. xi 1; 2 Cor. ix. 7: Mount Vesuvius, description of, Christian almanack, 7

Tale bearer, tbe, detected, &c.,
Rev. xxi. 27 and xxii 15.
271
Christian melodies, 112

248
Immortal ty of the soul, on the 243 | My mother told me this, 151

Christian's companion, the, 136 Teacher's gift to his pupils, the, 8
India, extension of English lan.

Christian discretion, 343

Teacher's offering, the, 31
guage in, 52
Napoleon's sympathy with the Christian almanac for 1837, 384

Temple's last Sabbath. 248
-e , railways in, 72

widowy of adiniral Brness, 199 Cobbin's child's commentary on Temple's Christian daily treasury,
Intidelity in London, 27
New Year, on the, 4

the Holy Scriptures, 103

247
----, on the duty of Christians New York, dreadful conflagration Copley's history of slavery, 152 The little scholar learning to talk,
to check, 62
at, 41

Scripture biography, 160

120
Infidel, the, and Christian in the Newton (Rev. J.) biographical Copley, Esther, on covetousness,

Thoughtfulness, 360
circumstances of death, 76
sketch of, 193

-Pike on Christian liberalitr, Tourlin's, Rosina Maria, solar
--- prediction, American, 135 Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, -Treffrey on covetousness, 263 eclipse, 200
reproved, an, 191
statistics of, 57

Cox and Hoby's. Dre., Baptists Tract Society penny almanac,
Irregular pleasures, bad effects of,

in America, 216, 288

for 1837, 384
184
Old age, reflections on, 269

Daris's salvation and faith of the Valpy's book of common prayer,
Isis Omnia, an Egyptian divinity, I Orange - street chapel, Leicester. Christian, 367

240
the Isa of India, and Grecian square, account of, 73

Dickinson's familiar letters, 30 Watson's art of divine content.
Ceres, 49
- historical Dress, hints to girls on, 303

ment, 96
Isle of Wight, historical notices of notices of the school-house of, Dunn's Christian theology, 375

Wilson's historical inquiry con-
the, 337
once the residence of Sir Isaac Ecclesiastical knowledge, li.

cerning the English Presby.
Islington, statistics of, 26
Newton, 74

brary of, 208

terians, 31
Is this the glory of war ? 20

Edwards' 'Treatise concerning Word, a, in season, 104
Paris, poor in, 39

Religious affection, 414

Yate's account of New Zealand.
Jerusalem, liistorical notices of, | statistics and morality of, 134 Ellis's Christian keepsake and 79
329
Parents, the religious obligations missionary annual for 1837, 391

Young servant, the, or, aunt Su.
Jesus, the example of, 355
of, 348, 356
Evangelical almanack, 7

san and her nieces, 224
Judea, the wilderness of, 134
Parallel misdeeds compared, 365 Faith, the return to, 255

Young's life and voyages of
Patriotism, illustration of, 260
Faithful Servant, the, adorning

captain James Cook. 327
Kepler, the astronomer's, prayer, Penitent son and pious father, the, the Christian Character, 415 Rich oppressors, awful warning to,
107
102

Felix Neff, life of, 256
Kilburn priory, bistorical notices | Peru, longevity in, 39

Fisher's juvenile scrap-hook for River Jordan, Josephus's account
of, 105
Places of honour, high raised seats, 1887, 391

of the, 63
King Henry VIII. and his rosary, 76

Flavel's fountain of life opened Thames, notices of the, 169
20
Plagues of former times, 124

up, 128

Romish rosary, the, 187
and cardinalWol. Pleasures resulting from a prudent! Fletcher's, Dr., Is all well? or a Royalty in poverty, 86
sey, 101
use of our faculties, the, 199

pastoral inquiry concerning
Knox, (John), biographical notice | Poetry and the fine arts, on the spiritual health, 360

Sabbathelay in France, the, 196
of, 109
cultivation ol, 183

Foster's strong consolation, 104 Sabbath-schools institutions in Bir.
Pope Pius VII, in Paris, 83

Freeman's hearen unveiled, 39 mingham, influence of, 239
Lady, origin of the word, 95
Prayer meeting, the seaman's, in Freeman's heaven anticipated, 223

teachers reward,
Lawyer's, a, inquiry-" where did

the port of London, 410

Girl's week.day book, the, 128 the, 36
he get that law?"19

Present from a lady to a minister, Gurney's Essay on the Habitual | Sabbath-day, sanctity of the, 148
Leave your little self” at home, acknowledgment of a, 302

Exercise of Love to God, 399 Sailors, conversion of, 302
Priests of Naples the, 189
Hall's modern infidelity consi.

, Christian courage in a, 270
Liberty rendered sacred by Chris. Prosane swearing, ingenious re-

dered, 352

Sailor, a, converted by a cbill. 86
tianity, 134
proof of, 277

Harris's mammon, or covetous.

Sandwich islands, progress of Chris.
Liberality, American, 212

Professors, censorious towards.359 ness the sin of the Christian tianity in the, 103
Life, induence of inarriage on the Promiscuous definitions, &c., 102 church, 367

Scrap Book, My, and Death-Bed
duration of, 51
Prussians, morals of the, 103

Hinton's Christian Sympathy, 39 Testimonies.
Linnæus, serious piety of, 123
Psalm cxix. 94, meditation on, 183 Hodgkin's lectures on the means

Addison on the immorality of
Lincoloshire, bistorical notices of, Purity of heart, on, 390

of promoting and preserving

English tragedy, 254
225

health, 311

A father's dying chamber, 1 7
Liverpool, historical notices of, Quakers controversy, the, 86

Holy bible, the, with original Ancient records of the Baptist
353, 361
Queen Eleanor, character of, and notes, &c., 167

church in Broadmead, Bristol,
London, public meetings in, 16!

state of religion in her time, 10 Holy bible, the condensed com. 187, 308
- profligacy in, 211

--- Caroline and a self-deuying mentary, and family exposition Bees, extraordinary instance of
- infidelity in, 27
young lady, 303
of the, 319

their sagacity, 132
Lord's prayer, parapbrase of the, Question proposed and answered, a Howell's records of religious Black hole, Calcutta, dreadful
406
great, 363

persecution in Scotland, 240 sufferings of the English in it,

Introduction to the study of birds,
Mackintosh (Sir J.), religious opi- Railways in India, 72

87

Bridges, Rev. Charles, extracts
nions and last moments of. 189 Refined taste apart from piety, 103 Islanders of Ireland, the, 382

from, 15, 45, 101
Mahometan imposture, corruption Regeneration, disputes about, 123 Jerusalem and its environs, a Buining an Englishman at Rome,
of Christianity occasioned the, 97 Religion, 72

map. 15
Mahometanism, on, No. 1.-Lite of

the rationality of our, 270 Knapp's life of Thomas Eddy,192 Cromwell, Oliver, curious letter
Mahomet, 108

-

its origin and corruption Krummacher's Elijah the Tisb of, 203
- No. II.-Rise and -Indian inythologies, 1

bite, 199

Dialogue, extraordinary, between
progress of Mahometanisin, 122
of the Tibetians, notice of Martin's Christian Lacon, 383

an author and the manager of
--- No. III. - Causes the, 18

Missionary Records, 39.

a theatre, 268
of the progress and success of Religions advantages, a lady's re. Monitory mother, the, 375

Elucidation of 1 Cor. 15—29, 61
Mahometanism, 146
flection on improved and abused,

W
Mother's offering to her children,
ho
. children

Excellent original letter from a
No. IV. - Pre. 52

the, 375

dying young minister, 203
dicted terminat on of the Mabo.

-- coachman, 117
Madie's " the heavens," 95

Execution, extraordinary, in Glou-
metan imposture, 164
--- Woman, a, 126
-- the earth, 135

cestershire, 14
No V.-Christian Republican pride, 118

Notes and reflections for family Hall, Rev. Robert, and his pulpit
reflections on Mahometanism, 195 Reviews of

use, 320

cushion, 149
Manchester, statistics of, 33

Abbott's Rollo learning to read, Pocket Book, The Young Chris- | Hardcastle's. Rev. Thomas, let.
--, lost children in, 194
256
tian's, 407

ters froin prison, 372, 380, 388,
Manoah's wife, reasoning of, 272 Abbott's China and the English, Preston's golden sceptre, 343

396
Man-of war, scene on board a, 399 375

Protestant memorial, the young

Hawkins, Sir John, striking il
Marringe, its divine institution, 67 Alexander's sermons to explain Christian's, 31

lustration of the dreadful ef.
Martyr Ignatius, fortitude of the and recommend the Gospel of Providence, the mysteries of, and fects of theatres, 295

Jesus Christ, 39

the triumphs of grace, 232 1 Hill, Rev. Rowland, curious ori
Meditation, hints, maxiins, &c. ma Alexander's Sermons to explain Questions for Bible classes, 15

gina! anecdote of, 253
terials for, 215, 228, 246, 255, 279, and to recoinmend the Gospel Reed and Matheson's narratire How to write a letter, 133
287, 303, 343, 351

of Jesus Christ to Individuals, of the visit to the American Judge Bulstrode's striking re-
Mercy, grace, love, 351

400

churches, 351

mark on playhouses, 295

95

233

45

227

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