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Some of our readers, like ourselves, of rural life and industry; and the will remember the time when this pub- latter is a collection of Christmas lication was a little, wizened, feeble and New Year's Cards, as far supeaffair. It has now grown into becoming rior in their artistic merit as they the foremost of the combinations of are in the consecrated language they art, colour, and literary skill, spe- contain to the ordinary missives cially addressed to the young.
The which modern usage has adopted.volume for 1877 is fit for any THE COTTAGER AND ARTIZAN. 1877. drawing-room in the country, and London: Religious Tract Society. almost makes us envy the children Price ls. 6d. Full of profitable the joy they will experience at its reading and pleasant pictures. Would reception. No uncle or aunt could that all the cottages in the land make a better investment of a half- could be supplied with such wholecrown at Christmas than in its pur- some spiritual fare. CHRISTMAS chase.—SKETCHES OF COUNTRY LIFE CAROLS. Music and Words. Staff AFTER BIRKET FOSTER. Price 1s. 4d. Notation and Tonic Sol-fa. ld. each. CHRISTMAS WISHES AND PROMISES London: Religious Tract Society. FOR THE NEW YEAR. Price 1s. Reli- Twenty-one carols, in the old and gious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster- new modes of notation. Old and row. The former of these two packets young will rejoice in these approcontains a dozen chromo-lithographs priate songs for Christmastide.
News of the Churches.
NEW CHAPELS OPENED.
P.S.-Our readers will be glad to learn that Mr. Birrell's Memoir of Dr. Brock will be published in a few days by Messrs. Nisbet ; price six shillings. We hope this book will be among the many Christmas presents' which we trust all our ministers will receive.
INDEX OF CONTENTS, 1877.
In Memoriam J. C. Marshman 337
The Rey. Thos.
Last Words of Notable Men, 5, 74, 125
Locusts of Joel, The ..
Members of Council of Nice 219
Mosaic Account of Creation 499
Notes on Job xix. 25, 26, 27 81
Recent School Board Election .. 21
Remarks on Sermon on the
Mount. By Rov. F. Trestrail 167
371 Reminiscences of Birmingham.. 106,
153, 201, 261, 313
Reminiscences of Bristol 369, 394,
443, 492, 540
1 Rightly Dividing the Word of
34 Truth. By Rev. G. Gould 466
.. 228, 282, 330, 470, 516
47, 94, 143, 192, 236, 480
41, 90, 134, 186, 230, 284, 332, 377, 425, 475, 519, 562
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