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TrumO!] vtipnsbris, papino :!1W 0.12719 hej het ons ?;orf $$176 Abs 19:13 P 1"1164773 "infot of 3 -2.5" Tool 'si' le SIFONE OF OUR POET8. Yo borbitants

dium oft T pole We liave before us a neat volume entitled Hillocks' Thoughts in Rhymes with an Introductory Sketch by the Rev. George GilAllans" o Like many of our best Temperance publications,

Job it comes to us through Mr. W. Tweedie, and will form a valuable contribution to the poetry of our movement. The Life of Mr. Hillocks is so admirably written by the Rev. George Gilfillan, that we purpose enriching our pages with it-_a freedom, for whitch (if necessary) we will humbly crave the pardon of that Con 911 911784, in strije 11.3.1.'

2'! great writer Shoe stiw zboOwn Aroko oni 120ms in the win! 3a1cer Our friend,"


born at Dundee in the very humblest

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a man-of-war's man, who, owing to some injuries inflicted on him by his 'co-mates or captain, deserted, and had the R. standing against his name, and serving as a pretext for not granting him a pension, although he had returned and paid the penalty previous to peace.

His mother was an excellent and beautiful person, who odjed when James was twenty-one days. - The oy was born on the


of April, bor, in these non-registering days, the marked,

under e care of a wet nurse, who treated Irim very ill, stunting his stature, and enfeebling his constitution by improper diet, pernicious drugs, and cruel inattention. Some time after, the father of the mitherless bairn,' married again. The poor child vás' early set to work, so early, he says, that the feet of the pirn-wheel had to be clit that he might be able to drivé sit, and he was often thus employed from føur in the morning to eleven fat night, his father being engaged the white' in the thankless work of Weaving in behalf of his family. By-and-bye he was sent to school. He wenerin joy and hope, but found his master a tyrant, one ou whose face che saygısal

smile would have added to the wonders of the world! Under his reign of terror ? he spent three months, and then, chiefly from inability do purchase the necessary books, was sent to the loomo. He enjoyed, however, opportunities of attending Sabbath-Schools, and justly, regards them as having materially benefited him in this early days.5754 ng «He gives in a MS. Autobiography, which

s-before us, a very distressing, But, we believe, too miserable wages, * sinking by shillings during times of depression, and

e picture of a weaverosi family, with their tising By threepences when trade is brisk," and of his overiwrought and heart-broken children. All the sad picture given by Burns of his

father's household at Lochlea is, we realised even now in thousands of poor compounded of the gloom of hermits and the cheerless moil of galley slaves. Often the

whole oft health, or to want of

a lhisee family owing to the father's without a penny

coming in save the piétance which the young lad received for his work, and he sometimes wrought for twenty-fourthouts btt ends on tw6% of threes spoonfuls of pease brose,' the house the while filled with a melancholy chorus of the Efathersgroaning with painlein reply to the children crying for food.!;

From Dundee the removed to Loched-aa' village iwo miles offwhere he got a copy of Walker's Dictionary, and a «Collection,' and

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learned to writé, cipher a little, and to study English Grammar. He read in the night, wrote during the meal-hours, and had the rules of Arithmetic and of Grammar fastened to the breast yeam of the loom as he wrought. Then he went to an evening class, where he studied Geography,

by a brought on by excessive toil,

difficulty JP "Åfter his restoration to healthy trade failed, and he was in imminent Seeinetry, and Camposite and to checked severe inflammaered. danger of starvatiou:19 (le hecame soyred for a & season into an extreme Charistmas, we do not wonder that many Alsortenty years ago


creed, in the Five Points gaye 1? he became without a salary; and at length, in Autumn 1845, in sheeridesperation he deftihe neighourhood of Dundee for another part of t the country, lo seek

2993., TO Vioita 0709y el told to go to His brother of the earth to give him leave to toil."

SHu mandliwe (0229751) Odz His destination was Luthermuir, a weaving village nine miles 'north of Montrose, situated amidst thick dark firwoods, with some beautiful spots such as Festereairn, Fásque, and the Burn in the neighbourhood, but itself then a dixiy dinile place, and inhabited by a A very poor

population. When the “ Young Veaver' arrived, there was not a web in the village, but that night, he tells us, there came two cart-loads Tone for every inhabitants and the poor people said that he stranger bad brought God's blessing along with him! After residing three mouths in this strange place, where, he says, the majority of the people were

re, tramps, and the victims of intemperance, he returned to Lochee, and commenced teacher at a place at the top of the Lilltown, Dundee, called Smithfield. Here, beginning with only ten scholars, and amidst a good deal of obloquy and opposition on account of his youth and imperfect education, he soon anade himself an excellent dominie. We had the pleasure in the year 1848, of witnessing the examination of his school, acid were

much delighted with his affectionate treatment of the

the children, and with their proficiency aud obvious attachment to their master. is uult to 119 79 MeHillocks has since taught schools ini; various parts of the country-in the neighbourhood of Alyth, where Sir James Ramsay of Bamf highly appreciated, his labours, and gave him a glowing certificate, which he preserves with just pride; in Dundee, and in his old howff,' Luthermuit, and in all these places he enjoyed the uniform esteem of the parents, and in a peculiar manner was the favourite of the ebildren. He ihat winneth souls is wise,' says a great authority, and we venture to parody the expression thusa He that winneth children must himsell be a child,' partaking of many of the finer qualities which make childhood a thing so wonderful, so unique, and almost so divme. It is easy to terrify children--not difficult to crain them with knowledge--but to win them at once 10 yourself and to the love of learning, is a rare and peculiar, although a simple seeming gift

. It was to use at least, always truly delightful to see our · Young Weaver presiding in what was sometimes called The Laddie's School' a child amongst children leading them, even as Una led by a line her milk-white lamb, þy the yinseen cord of love, to the green pastures and the still waters of knowledge, and by those ways of spiritual wisdom which are peasantpess and peace. In November, 1851, we had the pleasure of linking Mr. Willocks; destiny to that of his excellent wise, who still continues to be hiş affectionate and attentive belpmeet, & both of them,' he says, “ continuing to bless the day that

. made then one wallision

dü gimiv 311 3810 “ (úr friend has diversified his teaching tasks by various literary/productions. In these she has had to contend with many disadvantages, springing from his early want of thorough-Iculture, but that he has issued


so many books on such various subjects is highly creditable alike to his

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much commended by the press, as an useful and

. His Passages from the Life of a Young Weaver' is an exceedingly interesting little book~a record of his own experiences in early life-and has gone through several editions. His Viola, Sophia,' &c., are earnest efforts to elucidate the social questions of the day, and display very considerable faculties of thinking, observing, and writing. And his Poems, now published, partake of much of that naivete, sweet simplicity and child-heartedness which we have attributed to his teaching.

Mr, Hillocks was sometime connected with a Dundee newspaper, but left it owing to the scurrilous character which, in spite of his remonstrançes, it attained. His own writings are all distinguished by a pure and high tone of morality, and his opinions on religious subjects are those of a liberal, but thoroughly orthodox, Christian 11

We append to this interesting Memoir, two of Mr. Hillocks? Rhymes =


Since alcohol, a poisonous draught, wenn 3,1, By rich and poor is keenly sought, 301? 100. And quaf?d by many, young and old, dutti, 2 r, ** ei set so--- Preducing grief and woe untold, Hinov Both for my own and brother's by to -*1101W 13 The cause of God, the good of all, and I, IR MÍ tento Of those who

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Says, 6. Think and work, and work in love." 1:33 vas dos

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To work.

with zeal, with heart and hand,

To pave the way for Gospel truth, YOVA" Reclaim the sire and save the youth iij Boldva b. Enlist them in the glorious cause tomu say? : 1900 mit WOTidae Of sober joy and Christian laws.

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Pot GITLE certain man drew a bow at a, venture.”—1 Kings xxii


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an arrow can yout. The lect The

child the acornThe oak. The result. The lighthouse

A little , Ship and lives lost." Resuit. Great fires in the forest. Little boy playing with fire: The spark caught. The mother of Mohammed. The consequence. How is it with these children. What the subject teaches, 7CThe child did noutell a tied | The congue. Company. Every day. The little stream. The last thing taught by this subject.

7 This chapter gives an account of a war

ar between two kingdoms. They were the kingdoms of Israel and of Syria. They fought hard, and shed much blood. C Ahab was king of Israel. When going out on the battle field, he put off his kingly dress, and put on such clothes as other men wear, odest they should know him, and should kill him. During the battle, a man—but what his name was, or what his history was, we know not—a man held his bow and arrow in bis hand. Herthought he would shoot towards the army of Israel. He saw no man at whom he especially desired to aim. Perhaps he paused a moment, and doubted whether he should shoot or not. But the arrow was in his hand, and he put it to the string of his bow. Now, is it any matter whether he shoots or not? He raises the bow to shoot; is it any matter whether he shoots one way or another? Yes; much depends upon his shooting, and which

shoots--the arrow flies way he takes aim with his arrow. He -the wind does not turn it aside out of the way-it goes towards a chariot. The person in it wears armour, he is covered all over with plates of iron ; at that moment his armour just opens a little at the joints. There, now! the arrow goes in at that little opening. Hark! there is a groan. It has hit the king; it has killed the king yvAhab, the great king, who built great cities, and built an ivory house, and who carried on great wars, is killed, and the war is by that little arrow, which any one of these children probably could have broken with the fingers in al moment. On, how much sometimes hangs op little

19yoi things!

Toreby a thit, And this is just what I am wishing to show that great results do often hang, or de pend, on little things.

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They were hewing a stiek of timber to put into a ship. It was a small stick, and not worth much. As they cut off the chips, they found a worm a little worm, about half an inch long. sont 01" This stick is wormy," said one; "shall we put it in?'?Eno odTI đo noti iknow 5 yes, I think it may go-inct - It will never be seen, of course,? sunt si o bude busti sai oenoltrigi! El Yes, but there may be other jworms in it, and ithese may increases and injure the ship.61941 fi 998 V -iymat tosít na gos LO“No, I think not. To be sure, it is not worth much, [yet I do not wish to loseritIT Büt come, i never mind the worm, we have seen but one; put it in. w odt u91 9197 poutal to bs The stick was accordingly put in. The ship was finished, and as she was launched off into the waters, all ready for the séas, she looked beautiful as the swan when the breeze ruffles bis white-feathered bosomy as he sits onethe waters. 1. She went toisea; and fon a number of years did well. But it was found, on la distantt voyage, that iske grew weak and rotten. Her timbers were found much eaten by the worms. But the captain thought he would try to get her home. He had a great costly load of goods in the ship, such as silks, crapes, and the like, and a great many people. On their way home, a storm gathered. The ship for a while climbed upothe high waves, and then plunged down, creaking and rolling very much. But she then sprang a leakb: iThey had two pumps, and the men worked at sthem day and night; but the water came in faster than they could pump it outdı She filled with water, and she went down under the darkıcblue waters of the ocean, with all the goods and all the people on board. «« Every tonë perished. Oh, howomany.wives - and mothers, and children, mourned over husbands oando sons, and fathers, for whose return they were waiting, and who never returned !o And this, all this, probably, because that little stick of timber with the worm in it was put in when the ship was built! How much property, and how many.Olives, may be destroyed by a little worm, And how much evil may a man do, when he does a small wrong,

, as that man did, who put the wormy timber into the ship!!! - al

I wish to have you see thigo so clearly that you cannot forget it, because it will be of great use to you, all the way through life, if remembered. viurt hus udaril pre ells escol pub ss1:

Inca dark night there was onde a ship coming into one of our harbours.linshe had been to Indiaon at llong voyage, and had been gone al year or two. 9 She had a very costly cargo, or load, on board. The captain and all in her were hoping and

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