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out him. When Christ is near, my joy is full, and I can lie down and sleep sweetly in the midst of danger. My hope of glory is Christ formed within. ELI W. NATHAX.

prelude to the eternal song than the voice of praise here? And the question that should come to each one of us is-Am I in a state of preparation to pass from my occupations here to the song and the rapture above?

BENEVOLENCE OF THE REV.

J. FLETCHER. The Rev. John Fletcher, of Madeley, and his wife, were once earnestly requested to visit Dublin for a few weeks. After his last sermon, he was pressed to accept a sum of money as an acknowledgment for his important services. He firmly refused it, but his friend continued to urge it upon him. He at length took the purse in his hand, and said, “ Well, do you really force it upon me? Must I accept of it?

Is it entirely mine? And may I do with it as I please?” “Yes, yes,” was the reply. "God be praised, then, God be praised,” said he, casting his brimful eyes to heaven; “behold what a mercy is here! Your poor's fund was just out: I heard some of you complaining that it never was so low before. Take this purse-God has sent it you, raised it among yourselves—and bestow it upon your poor. It is sacred to them. God be praised! I thank you, I heartily thank you, my dear kind brethren.”

PARENTS, MAKE HOME

PLEASANT. SOME one writes, both gracefully and forcibly: “I would be glad to see more parents understand that when they spend money judiciously to improve and adorn the house and grounds around it, they are in effect paying their children a premium to stay at home as much as possible and enjoy it; but when they spend money unnecessarily in fine clothing and jewellery for their children they are paying them a premium to spend their time away from home-that is, in those places where they can attract the most attention and make the most display."

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A PRAYER MEETING IN

THE SEA. It is stated that after the steamer Melville, which foundered at sea on Sabbath, January 8, had sunk, the passengers, being provided with lifepreservers, remained floating for some time near the scene of disaster. While in this terrible situation, just on the brink of eternity, they held a prayer-meeting there in the sea. From the bosom of that wintry sea, praise and prayer ascended to God, till one by one the lips became hushed in death, and the bodies went down to the unknown depths. May we not trust that the unfinished strain was completed amid the chorus of the angels ?

How could those lingering moments have been better spent ?

Death was certain. How better prepare for it? And how coull there be a better

CHOICE SAYINGS. No man can avoid his own company, so he had best make it as good as possible.

It is not the varnish upon a carriage that gives it motion or strength.

A silver chain around a dog's neck will not prevent his barking or biting.

Let no one overload you with favours ; you will find it an unsufferable burden.

The intelligence and education of a people are the passports of a country to eminence and prosperity.

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Christianity can now point to wbat it does, as well as to what it is in itself, and say, Behold the fruits which I produce in the hearts and lives of mankind.

If study without prayer be atheism, prayer without study is presumption. -Dr. Watts.

Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.–Jerome.

Faith is an active principle; it seizes and appropriates the truth, and lodges it as a living element in the soul.-Turnbull.

poetry.

THE MYSTERY OF NATURE.

BY THEODORE TILTON.

The works of God are fair for naught,

Unless our eyes, in seeing,
See hidden in the thing the thought

That animates its being.
The outward form is not the whole,

But every part is moulded
To image forth an inward soul,

That dimly is unfolded.
The shadow, pictured in the lake

By every tree that trembles,
Is cast for more than just the sake

Of that which it resembles.
The dew falls nightly not alone

Because the meadows need it, But on an errand of his own

To human souls that heed it. The stars are lighted in the skies

Not merely for their shining, But, like the looks of loving eyes,

Have meanings worth divining. The waves that moan along the shore,

The winds that sigh in blowing, Are sent to teach a mystic lore

Which men are wise in knowing. The clouds around the mountain-peak,

The rivers in their winding,
Have secrets which, to all who seek,

Are precious in the finding.
Thus Nature dwells within our reach,

But, though we stand so near her, We still interpret half her speech

With ears too dull to hear her. Whoever at the coarsest sound,

Still listens for the finest, Shall hear the noisy world go

round To music the divinest. Whoever yearns to see aright

Because his heart is tender, Shall catch a glimpse of heavenly light

In every earthly splendour.
So, since the universe began,

And till it shall be ended,
The soul of nature, soul of man,

And soul of God are blended !

INDEX:

BIOGRAPHY, MEMOIRS, &c.

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669
132
466
460
664
311
313
1.99
136
337
525

527

Atkinson, Rev. Christopher
Barker, John
Biggs, Jane
Bingham, George
Birks, Julia
Blair, William Barker
Bourdall, John
Bolton, Joseph
Bottomly, Sammy
Brook, Mary Ann
Bunting, Rev. W. M.
Calvert, John
Campbell, Owen
Chadwick, Betty
Clarke, Joseph
Colclough, Joseph
Cooke, Mrs. Martha
Cope, William
Crookes, Jonathan
Cunningham, Jane
Dalby, Miriam
Elks, Edward
Fancourt, Joseph
Ferris, Robert
Fox, Mary
Gibson, Jane
Godwin, Mary
Goodyear, John
Gothard, Mary
Greenaway, John
Griffiths, Thomas
Hallam, Mrs.
Hancher, Mary Ann
Hartshorn, Samuel ...
Heathcote, Mary Ann
Henshaw, Mrs.
Hingeley, Mrs.
Hirst, John
Horner, Mr. John
Houston, Mrs.
Hudston, Mr. James
Hudston, Mr. James, of Beeston
Hughes, Samuel, of Longton
Hall, William
Illingworth, Ellen
Ithell, William
Jackson, Thomas
Jarratt, Charlotte
Jobnson, William
Kelsall, John
Kemp, Hannah

Lane, Mr. Thomas
Lawson, Mr. William
Leeming, Mr. John
Limb, Emma...
Linley, Mrs.
Livesley, Nancy
Marsden, Amelia
Marsden, Edward
M'Cubrey, Arthur
Mills, Mrs.
Mitchell, Ellen
Moss, Isaac
Newton, Thomas
Noton, Ann
Nuttall, Mrs.
Oldham, Mrs.
Oliver, Mrs. Maria
Osborn, Mr. John James
Packer, John Widdowson
Parker, Mary Jane
Potts, Mrs.
Pritchard, Mrs. Sarah
Read, John
Ridgway, Mr. Josiah
Robinson, Simon
Scattergood, Rev. Thomas
Schofield, James
Scott, Rev. Benjamin Murray
Shrubsall, Mrs.
Slater, Ann Hope
Silverdale, John Harper
Sims, Mr. John
Southall, Mr.
Smith, John, of Sheffield
Smith, John, of Silverdale
Southyman, Mr. E.
Steel, Mrs. Jane
Sunderland, James ...
Taylor, Mrs. Ann
Thompson, Mrs.
Thorpe, Joseph
Tongue, Samuel
Wagstaff, Ann
Watts, Rev. Henry.
Welch, George
Wilcox, George
Wild, Isaac, of Townfield
Wilshan, George
Wynne, Mrs.
Young, Miss Lucy

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526
797
134
267
804
203
314
608
468
346
751
264
465
527
595
749
520
799
183
671
661
674
315
454
750
470
528
137
598
193
412
603
136
457
463
666
672
274
605
606
604
522
607

73
201
802
523
462
400
675

...

593
414
313
468
273
468
608
196
596
469
409
201
203
351
466
271
187
416
676
469
602
752
804
752
600

136
260, 333

421
415
531
269
470
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THEOLOGY AND GENERAL LITERATURE.

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Fulfilled Prophecy ;-
Tyre

303
The Ishmaelites

706
Guizot's Meditations on the Actual
State of the Christian Religion ...

83
Infallibles, A Group of

753
Jericho : Its Siege and its Fall

150
Life, The, of God

699
Novel-reading

217
Philosophy of Conscience

167
Popery :-

Viewed in the Light of History 7
An Enemy of Light

112
Its Degrading Superstitions, &c. 353
Revelation, Writter, Great Advan.
tage of

430
Ritualism and Priesthood 315, 377, 424
Science, Modern, and Infidelity
Tempted High Priest, The

761

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MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES, ANECDOTES, &c.

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Allen, Rev. T., Reminiscence of ... 648
Bird's-Eye View of Passing Events

38, iii, 176, 247, 322, 387, 443, 534,
569, 639, 730, 778
Celestial Scenery of the Months 42,

116, 172, 243, 319, 383, 440, 540, 576,

645, 726, 773
Change belongs to all Things 680
China for Christ
Christ in Everything

182
Chrysostom, Account of

677
Class-meetings, Rev. A. Barrett on 180
Concerts, Musical

804
Confession, The Bishop of Ripon on 252
Devotedness, Christian

806
Epitaph on a Child

274
Fact, A most Wonderful

726
Fashionable Life, “Not at Home" 183
Faith of Bishop Butler when Dying 328
Faith, Simple, Illustration of 255
Fletcher, Rev. J., Benevolence of
the

807
Geysers of Nevada ...

614
Graces, The Evidences of

448
Happiness, Recipe for

679
Haste to the Rescue

179
Human Pursuits, The Vanity of 805
Kings and Princes “On the Retired
List"

581
Lamb, in the Midst of the Throne 182
Light, The, of the World

715
Love of God, Boundless

680
Loving and Chastening

108
Luther's Prayer for Melancthon 582
Man Derived from Inferior Ani.
mals an Absurdity

636
Methodism, Progress of in America 49
Ministers, The Saturday Night 648
Mirrors, The Two

254
Motive, Christian

437

Music of Solomon's Temple

376
Obligation, Moral

450
Occupation, a Good Thing

679
Parents should Pray for their Chil-

dren, and Children for their
Parents

579
Parents, make Home Pleasant 807
Passover, The Christian

2.36
Pleasures of the World

361
Popery in Britain

580
Popery Endowed in America 580
Prayed—“I wish I had Prayed
More!”

449
Prayer : Its Relation to Religious
Life and Progress

46
Prayer : Its Efficacy

119
Prayer in the Closet

613
Prayer.meeting in the Sea

807
Prayer, On, by Dr. Hamilton 614
Prayer, Week of

777
Reply, A, Generous

647
Rule, Golden, for Sunday-School
Teachers

327
Sabbath, The Pleasures of ...

615
Sailor and Wife: Their Conversion 452
Sayings, Choice

807
Secret Sin

382
Seed, Self-sowing : The Infidel Con-
verted

723
Sin, The Evil of

392
Stock-taking...

50
Suffering has its Usefulness

255
Symbols of Spiritual Truth, Out-
ward Objects

578
Sympathy: Its Power

257
Tap-root, The, must be Cut Away,

449
Time and Eternity ...

429
Work and Wait

678
Zeal, Illustrated in Rev. J. Eliot... 679

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CONNEXIONAL DEPARTMENT.
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Adelaide Mission
590 Lindley New Chapel

58
Allin, Rev. T., Tablet

204 London First, King Street Chapel, 61, 746
Blackburn Home Mission

279

Second, Britannia Fields
Blyth Case, The

784
Chapel

745
Bolton Circuit

63
Third Circuit

479
Bradford, Reduction of Debt on Loss of Property at Sea

204
Ebenezer Chapel
787 Macclesfield Circuit...

794
Brighouse, Halifax South ...

Tract Society... 212
Burslem Missions

64
Bazaar

398
Corner - Stone of New

Manchester South Mission Services 747
Chapel
587 Mapplewell New Chapel

515
Bury, Re-opening Chapel ...
60 Melbourne Mission

126
Canadian Mission

515
Missionary Chronicle

681
China, Wonderful Work of God 51 Missions, Our : Their Progress and
Letter from Rev. B. Hodge 203 Claims

650
Our Chinese Mission

Moseley Street Chapel, Birmingham
Gift to the Mission ...

745
Circuit

131
Comparative Amounts raised by Mount Pleasant Tract Society 795
the Juvenile Missionary Societies 393 Name of the Connexion

275
Conference, The Approaching

Newark

793
Conference, The Seventy-first 498 Newcastle-on-Tyne

476
Dalehall, Burslem Circuit

296 Nottingham, Chapel Anniversary 796
Dawley, Public Meeting

207 Oaken Gates Memorial Stone 130
Bazaar
591 Oldbury Circuit

129
Dewsbury Circuit

793
Missionary Services

660
Dudley Circuit

128 Oldham, Union Street Chapel 590
Wesley Chapel
278 Oldhill New School

517
Circuit Progress
659 Otley, Bradford Circuit

789
Dudley Port, St. Paul's Chapel 518 Otley, Reduction of Debt

478
Bazaar

789 Presentation at Yarmouth... 332
Durham Mission Services

795

to a Missionary's Mo-
Eccles, Manchester South, New

ther

131
Chapel

589

to Mr. Smith, Whit.
Elland, New School ...

211

field

131
Bazaar

599

to Rev. A. Hallam 592
Epworth, Chapel and Schools 279

to the Queen of our
Error, An, Corrected

330

Hymn and Tune
Fenton, Longton Circuit

207

Book

680
Forest Hill Anniversary

394 Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, New
Grave Thoughts
124 Chapel

50
Grateful Contribution to God's

Ripon Zion Chapel

75
Cause

591

Missionary Anniversary 749
Guernsey Bazaar

Roberts, Mr. R.; Death of ...

203
Hanley Circuit

589 Salem Chapel, Manchester North 397
Re-opening of Silver-
Sheffield South Circuit

518
dale Chapel

790
Franklin Street

748
Huddersfield, Opening High Street

North Circuit, Attercliffe
Chapel

205

New Chapel and Schools 791
Hull, "Resolutions of Quarterly

West Circuit

59
Meeting

130 South Shields Christmas Tree 130
Good Doings at Osborne Stockton-on-Tees

593
Street

332 Thorne Circuit, Missionary Meeting 64
Circuit

747
Jubilee

280
Is your Chapel Insured ?
786 Tipton”Chapel

330
Jottings from Chapel Committee. Truro Missionary Services ... 331
655 Wolstanton New Chapel

474
Leeds, Circuits, School Association 519 Wolverhampton Circuit

398
Second Circuit

129

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REVIEWS OF BOOKS.
Acrostics, Eight, on the Bible ... 258 Allin, Rev. T., Funeral Service 259
Advice to Youths on Entering a Annual, The Sunday-Scholar's 123
Commercial Career

533 Ante-Nicene Christian Library 120, 533

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