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'ANDOVER - HARVARD
THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME VIII.
716 v, 8-9

- 1857-1858

A Psalm of Life..

· 3 1 Final Destruction of the Earth by

A Plan for Reading the Scriptures 62 Fire........

1.367

A Mammoth Clock. ...........

95 | Games.............

April .........

104 Going on Still......

A Chapter for the Ladies.......117 Grandpapa and his Grandchild...317

A Beautiful Poem...

136 Good Wives ....

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A Dirge..................

144 Gift Book Sales..

A Letter from Rome.... .147 Housebold Treasures............ 9

A Spirit Dream .....

.203 Home and Country......

Angry Words...

.230 Humble Merit and Rea! Worth.. 77

A Plea for Red Heads.

.233 Hope ........

.........175

At the Coffin...

... 245 He is not Lost, though Gone.....195

A Beautiful Gem......... ..264 I Remember, I remember ........
A Quaint Poem.....

..266 : I want Mother .........
A Plain Man's Philosophy.... .275 Infiuences...........
A Fine Young Man ..... ..343 I see Thee Still....
A Word from the Editor .......360 Intermarriages......
Bad Thoughts ........

.114 January.........
Benevolence ...........
.240 “ Judge Not" ....

56
Bewail Me Not.......

.241 Life in Death ....
Bingen on the Rhine... .295 Lines (Poetry)........ 89, 222
Be Gentle and Kind .... ...316 Last Words of the Great..... 94
Book Notices ...........

..320 Life in the Coal Regions....

Charity................

.... 31 Lindley Murray............ ..159

Clocks ........7

37 Longings after the Infinite.......205

Christian Family Life .......65, 126 Little Graves ............... .223

Casper Olevianus............... 97 Laborers and Loungers ...... 258

Can I bring Him Back Again....158 Light or Darkness..... .278, 298

Cling to the Mighty One........167 Live for Death ....

Cheering Words ..

...232 My Pigrim's Pouchl1, 38, 69, 109, 177

Censuring a Class..

256 March ......

Christian Burial........

.. 20 Moral Songs ..................

.. 92

Cheerfulnes............

.286 May ..........................134

Church Orgads.............347, 374 Mount Calvary.................246
Death of the Children......

....285

Death-Bed Repentance.......... 61 My Spelling Book......289, 328, 375

" Don't Care".......

... 79/ Notes on Literature...96, 32,160, 224

Dare and Do......

.125 Never Jest with Scripture....... 58

Daniel Webster and the Morning..297 Neander's Dying Words .........108

Destroying Good.... ........319 No other Resort for Young Men.150

Deal Gently with the Little Ones. 245 Newspaper Influences...........193

Departed Friends....... ...204 Nature and Power of Comets.....237

Extravagance .................. 93 One by One....................140 .

Evil Times.....................242 Our Sister.....................285.
February.............

64 October ...............
“For Mother's Sake"...

75 Poets Graves ......

Faith ..

.. 80 Praise Your Wife..............249

Family Unity ......

..270 Pursuit of Knowledge under diffi-

Farm Life a True School of Man- culties.....

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..........365 ' Paganism and the Infant World..250

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Prescott the Historian ..........272 | The Old Village Green..........128

Polite Children......... .....366 The Garret.....................129

Ruinous Faults................. 81 Theology a

..... 81 Theology and Natural Science ....141

Remember Thee................107 Temporal Blessings.............142

Remarkable Works of Human La. Thoughts Taken on the Wing....143

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....151 The Solemn Changes of Life.....145

Robert Emmet and His Love....154 The Angel of Patience..........146

Rainy Days at the Farm House. .190 The Lord's Prayer (Poetry).....152

Relation to Christ.............

.192 The Crown of Industry..........153

Rev. Henry Antes ..............197 The Seed Must Die..............16

Remembrance..............

212 The Old Home....

...168

Rules for Growing Old.... .292 The Theater..........

Sabbath School Teachers

63 To Blossoms ..................

Scatter Ye Seeds.....

.134 The Glory of the Mind ..........209

Spare the Birds ....

...157 The Poetry of the New Testa-

Speak Gently......

.202 ment ....

..........213

Stick to your Business. ... .231 The Original of Bunyan's Pilgrim's

Smiles .............

.237 Progress ................

Statistics of Country Life. .274 | The Retaliations of Sin....... ..225

Silence of the Bible.

350 | The Country Church...

Sin and Sorrow...

.317 The Field of the World..... 236

Servant Plague.............

.303 The Golden Day.........

The Editor's New-Year Wish 2 The March of Empire..... 265

The First Christmas........

4 The Fading One...............269

The Old and the New....... 7 Travelling and its Lessons.......283

The Visit of St. Nicholas..... ... 8 Thomas Dick and Eugene Sue...293

To-Day and To-Morrow......... 17 The Merciful Ministry of Woman. 307

The Follies and the Fashions.... 18 Training ......................319

The Cradle and the Old Arm The Apostolic Greetings........321

Chair ........

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19 | The Voice of Autumn..........327

This Year thou shalt Die........ 23 The Song of the Autumn Rain. . 342

The Wife of Calvin ............. 29 The Song of the Autumn Wind. .346

The Good Church Member...... 33 The Turn of Life....... .352

The Dying Wife to her Husband. 37 The Teachings of the Dead......353

The Husbandman ...............

.... 47 The Angel.........

363

The Snow ! The Snow!.......... 51 Ungodly Marriages......... 135

The Sabbath. ...............58, 239 Value of Obedience.....

The Origin of True Friendship... 60 Whipping the Ugly Chair....... 22

The Misspent Money ........... 76 William Wordsworth.......
The Prairie in Spring ........... 82 Washington's Respect for Minis-
The Mystic Weaver ............ 83 ters..........
The Evils of Vain Amusement 88 Working Women...

240

The Parting Hour.............. 95 Waste and Want.............

The Bells ! The Bells ............105 | Young Men............... 57

The Young of this Generation....115 Young Men-Perseverance....

To An Unknown Beauty ........121 Zacharias Ursinus........ ...161

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THE GUARDIAN:

, Magazine Devoted to tge Interests of Young Men and Ladies.

VOL. VIII.

JANUARY, 1857.

No. 1.

JA NU A RY.

BY THE EDITOR.

This is the name of the month that opens the year. We have received the name of this month from the heathen. The Romans, who worshipped many gods, had one among them whom they named JANUS. This god they believed ruled the year, presided over the fortunes of men, declared war and made peace. To him they devoted in great festivity the first day of each year, and the first hour of each day. This was a better service than many, who call themselves Christians, give to Jesus Christ, who is the True God and Eternal Life.

Janus was represented, in their painting and sculpture, as a man with two faces-one looking backward and the other forward-a very signi. ficant symbol of the New Year. It is a period of time when we ought to look back into the Past, and forth into the Future-back, in the spirit of humble penitence for our errors, and of lively gratitude for our mercies --forward, in faith on God's guidance, and in hope on His promises.

Janus held in his hands a key and a cane. Neither is this symbol without its solemn teachings. With the key would he forever close up what is past. Its treasures, whether of evil or of good, of weal or of wo, are now beyond reach. “Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed among my treasures." In eternity alone will open the treasures of the Past. The cane is a confession, even of heathenism, that man needs a support as he travels into the Future.

The Guardian would begin the New Year thus. Looking back, it would say: O bless the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever. Looking forward, it would say: Uphold me in my goings, that my feet slide not, and lead me in the way everlasting. Whether the period of time on which we now enter shall bear us on to another New Year, or bear us on to eternity, a wiser and better Being than we are shall decide.

“Sweet to lie passive in His hands,
And know no will but His."

THE EDITOR'S NEW-YEAR WISH.

We greet our readers with “A Happy New Year." True, this is a castom of heathen origin. On this day, in heathen Rome, the votaries of the double-faced Janus, after having brought to the god round cakes, incense, and wine, presented to one another the simplest articles to remind each other of the earliest and simplest ages, and no doubt also thus to keep fresh in their memories the danger of falling into habits of luxury and extravagance—such as dates, dry figs, still to be gathered from the wintry trees, honey, and old coins. With these gifts they connected the wish for a happy New Year.

There is, however, after all, some good sense in this pagan custom. There is great propriety in reminding one another, at the opening of the year, that there is safety and peace in simplicity, and danger and

a happy New Year, would seek to make it happy by a simple and temperate life the wish wouid be oftener fulfilled.

At the risk of being regarded behind the “glorious nineteenth century," we do not wish our readers French candies to rot their teeth and spoil their stomachs—no canvass-back ducks and all the rare birds on which epicureans glut-not oysters every night at ten o'clock to make them writhe with the night-mare-not the choicest liquors to eat their brains and bloat their bodies-no! no! These things and a happy New Year cannot go together. Hear! hear!-we wish them good bread from a German farm-house bake-oven; yellow butter from the farmer's cows, fowls from the barn-yard, sausages from the smoke-house, milk from the cellar, and water from the fountain. If they have this, and even much less than this, and use it with regularity and reason, it will pot be necessary to wish them pure blood, red cheeks, and a fine flow of good spirits.

In dress we do not wish the ladies five hundred dollar shawls, two hundred dollar dress-patterns, one hundred dollar bonnets, or fifty dollar capes. Nor do we desire that the young men shall have twenty dollar beavers, and ten dollar cloths, hundred dollar watches, fifty dollar chains, and rings to suit. Something less will do for the outside. We are more concerned about the "hidden man;" for it is the old philosophy

- and we adhere to it—that neither wisdom, nor purity, nor peace, dwells in hats, bonnets, boots or shawls, and not often under the most costly of these. We would rather include in our wish a full head, a good heart and a modest covering of moderate cost.

As to money matters, we are not anxious to wish that they may make great and sudden speculations, as these are very frequently upset, and thus upset those who are engaged in them. Trees of gradual, regular growth, are the most useful, the prettiest, and least likely to break in the storms. We wish our readers a regular business, a steady, honest advance in their worldly condition, the fruit of their own industry and sober habits. These things, with godliness, bring great gain, with peace, and a Happy New Year.

All such as we have designated, east and west, north and south, far

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