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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.
Grimsby, November 6th.
Llanidloes, October 23rd.

INVITATIONS ACCEPTED.
Bird, Rav. A. (Oxford), Penzance.
Cruickshank, Rev. J. (Prescot, Deyon), Crewkerne.
Davies, Rev. D. (Cardiff), Weston-super-Mare.
Edwards, Rev. J. (Pontypool), Blaenavon.
Palmer, Rev. L. (Woodstock), Taunton.
Sones, Rev. E. G. (Croak, Durham), Haddenham.
Stephens, Rev. J. M. (Sheffield), Newcastle-on-Tyne.

RECOGNITION SERVICES.
Bexley Heath, Roy. G. Smith, October 16th.
Cothill, Abingdon, Rev. S. Case, October 24th.
Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, Rev. R. Speed, November 8th.
New Malden, Rev. G. Simmons, October 16th.

RESIGNATIONS.
Hosken, Roy. C. H., Cossey, Norfolk.
Rodway, Rev. E. J., Weston-super-Mare.

DEATHS.
Barnett, Rov. J., Blaby, Leicestershire, November 7th, aged 80.
Hockin, Rev. J., Niton, Isle of Wight, Ootober 21st, aged 71.

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.

ESSAYS, &c.

.. 271

Page

Page
An Ecclesiastical Oddity .. 56 Faith Stimulating to Duty 224
Are Baptists increasing numeri. Fellowship one with another 120
cally ..

183

Holiness Everywbere..
Beaconsfield and Hughenden
Manor

511, 550

In Memoriam J. C. Marshman 337
Bible Natural Philosophy..

25, 132

The Rey. Thos.

Horton.. 556
Christian Doctrine.

By the
Intercessory Prayer ..

177
Rev. T. R. Stevenson

419

Last Words of Notable Men, 5, 74, 125
CONTEMPORARY PREACHERS :

Locusts of Joel, The ..

215
Roy. Alex. Maclaren, D.D. 11
Hugh Stowell Brown

49

Members of Council of Nice 219
C. J. Vaughan, D.D.

97 Missionary

Oonference at
J. Caird, D.D.
145 Shanghai ..

462
W. Landels, D.D... 193

Mosaic Account of Creation 499
R. W. Dale, M.A. .. 241
F. W. Farrar, D.D. 289

Notes on Job xix. 25, 26, 27 81
W. M. Punshon, LL.D.. 341
H. Allon, D.D.
305 Philippians, The ..

277
H. P. Liddon, D.D. 433
C. Stanford

481

Recent School Board Election .. 21
C. H. Spurgeon

529
Remarks on Psalm cx.

457
Concerning a Good Delivery, 406, 449

Remarks on Sermon on the

Mount. By Rov. F. Trestrail 167

371 Reminiscences of Birmingham.. 106,
Effective Preaching

325

153, 201, 261, 313

Reminiscences of Bristol 369, 394,
Face of Jesus Christ. By Dr.

443, 492, 540
Calross

1 Rightly Dividing the Word of
Faith's Reviews of the Past

34 Truth. By Rev. G. Gould 466

Easter ..

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CORRESPONDENCE

143
EXTRACTS

.. 228, 282, 330, 470, 516
INTELLIGENCE

47, 94, 143, 192, 236, 480
NEWS OF THE CHURCHES 48, 96, 144, 192, 240, 296, 336, 384, 432, 480, 528, 570
REVIEWS

41, 90, 134, 186, 230, 284, 332, 377, 425, 475, 519, 562
SHORT NOTES
TEXTS AND THOUGHTS

374

28, 83

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