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might tell where they lived by their miserable cottages, and broken windows, and ragged thatch, and their roughheaded, half-starved, dirty children at the door.

One evening Mr. Daker was sitting with three or four of the farmers talking on some parish matters. After the business was over they got into a little conversation together, and the curate asked one of the farmers, “ How is it, Mr. Claypole, that your village is so free from drunkenness, when so many places are so disorderly, and the poor people so miserable, by wasting their money in drink, instead of bringing it home, and spending it in the comforts of the family ?”

Mr. C.-"Well, Sir, I don't know, but whatever other people may do, I say that I will have none of the drunken fellows working on my farm; and when I hire a man I say to him, “You may spend your money according to your own fancy, and I have nothing to do with that ; only remember that if you are a drunkard you don't work with me.

Mr. Shepton said, “I have done so for a long time, and I think nobody has a better set of workmen than I have. And here is my neighbour, Nockton, my lord's steward, he commonly hires the men; and I look upon it that he does pretty much as we do."

Mr. N.-" Why, I have done this ever since I have acted for his lordship; and it would not do for me to disgrace his lordship's farms, or to hinder his good wishes, by sending a set of loose, shabby-looking drunkards on to his estate ; and I think there is not a more steady, hard-working set of men in any gentleman's estate in this county,—though I say it."

Curate.-“I can only say that this conversation has shown me a few things that I was desirous of knowing; and I see how it is that the parish is in that state of comfort and content, in which it is so great a pleasure to me to have found it."


NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received the communications of A Layman ; F. A.; S. B.; M. B.; X. Y. 2.; M. D.; A Constant Reader; H.; and S. M.



Cholera, precaution against, 396.
All Saints' Day, 420.

the, 420.
Anecdote of Elizabeth, the queen of Christianity,

important truths and
Henry VII., 406.

duties of, 272.
Anecdotes of South American In- Church in the Mauritius, 384.
dians, 349.

“ Church is so far off," 92.
Australia, letter from, 376.

release from, 113.
present state of the colony

- service, common difficulties
of, 312.

in, 392.

Churchyard, minister's visit to, 154,


Colonial bishoprics, 108.
Baptism of a Brahmin, 57.

Comment on 1 Cor. xi. 31, 32. 81.
Beginning at the wrong end, 379.

Conscience, force of, 72.
Benevolence, noble act of, 105.

Conversation of an Indian Christian,
Birds, cruelty to, 356.

Blessedness of God's people, 109. Correction of children, 240..
B. L., memoir of, 264.

Cottage economy and cookery, 61,
Brother's letter, 254.

103, 145, 211, 251, 287, 323.
Buddhism, 78.

Cough, remedy for, 62.
Burns and scalds, remedy for, 207. Cranmer's address to the people, 50.

Cruelty to birds, 356.
Calcutta cathedral, consecration of,

Caleb, character of, 37.

Debt, 54, 177, 325.
Canada, a clergyman's letter from, Deceit, 347.

Despondency producing careless
Carefulness about worldly things habits, 234.
forbidden by Christ, 44.

Dialogue on forms of prayer, 289.
Care of children, 344.

Different sorts of Christians, 100.
Charity, 279.

Difficulties in the Church Service,
Chartism, 174, 180.

Chilblain liniment, 69.

Division of property, 214.
Children, 362.

Dregs of the cup, 243.
a warning about, 357. Drunkenness, 243.
care of, 344.

and discontent, 212.
correction of, 246.

crimes committed in,
hildren's prayers, 300, 338.


Fact, a,


Insanity caused by opium eating, 65.
Early piety, blessedness of, 130.
Education of the young, 253.

Elizabeth, queen of Henry VII., Jerusalem, bishop of, letter from, 94.
anecdote of, 406.

Judging ourselves, we shall not be
Emigrant's letter, 164, 210, 376. judged, 81.
Emigration to Australia, 207. Judgment day, a terror to the un-
Esquimaux, 144.

godly, I.
Eternal life, 390.
Excuses for neglecting morning ser-

vice, 4.
Extracts from authors, 33, 70. 106, Lead, how to turn into gold, 56.

Laudanum and opium, 64.
141, 172, 215, 237, 321, 389.

Letter from a brother, 254.

clergyman in Lower

Canada, 378.

an emigrant, 164, 210.
Faith and practice, 73.

an Indian convert, 318.
Family Bible, extracts from, 10, 60,

Australia, 376.
98, 139, 166, 182, 231, 267, 294, Lot's escape from Sodom, 85.

330, 363, 397.
Family worship, 13.

Farmers, short epistle to, 380.
First French revolution, 415.

Manchester, state of trade in, 138.

“ Man of God, the,” 407.
Forms of prayer, 289.

Meditations in sickness, 416.
Fortune-telling, 104.

Memoir of B. L., 264.

H. C., 305,

old John S., 224.
Good Friday, thoughts for, 111.

Sarah M., 326.
Good thoughts in the midst of busi-

W. B., 303.

Minister's visits to his churchyard,
Gospel feast, the, 148, 183.

154, 353.
Missionary intelligence, 28, 281.

Morning service, excuses for neglect-

ing, 4.
Happiness produced by the love of Moses ascending Mount Nebo, 168.

Mundanus, a man “ wise in this
God, 110.
Hasten home, 8.

world,” character of, 140.
H. C., short account of, 365.

Holy living, rules for, 87, 124, 196.
Honouring God, 181.

Oatmeal, 251.
History of D. C., 399.

“ Old John S.," 224.

Opium and laudanum, 64.

Icebergs, 27.
Illness and accident, rules to be ob- Parables, short reflections on the, 19,
served in, 315, 338, 385.

89, 381, 418.
Important duties of Christianity, Parental authority, 102.

Parents, 361.
Indian Christian's account of his Paris, letters from, 116.
conversion, 320.

Protestant deaconesses in, 269.
Indians, anecdotes of, 349.

revolution in, 116.
Indians of South America, 309. People's charter, 174.

ness, 404.

Practical faith, 73,

Sunday visiting, 170.
Prayer, 263.
for a child, 338.

proper position for, 381.
Prayers of children, 300.

Temper, 228.
Prince Albert and the Labourers' “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,"
Friend Society, 198.

Procrastination, 306.

“ Treasure of gladness," 189.
Punctuality, 374


Quietness in building, noise in pull-

ing down, 217.

Receipts for cheap cookery, 61, 103,

143, 211, 251, 287, 323.
Release from church, 113.
Riches, use and abuse of, 145.
Rook, usefulness of the, 68.
Ross's, Sir J., voyage towards the

South Pole, 21.
Rules for holy living, 87, 124, 196.

to be observed in case of ill-
ness or accident, 315, 338, 385.


Barren fig-tree, 7.
Birthday hymn, 214.
Child's grace before and after

meals, 98.
Death of an infant, 49.
Given with a Bible, 169.
Hymn for children, 337,

for the million in these
perilous times, 342.
Morning, 374.

discipline, 323.
Paraphrase on Job iv. 13. 148.
Prayer for divine light, 228.
Saturday evening, 250.
School children, hymn for, 18.
Sinner's welcome, 223.
Speak gently, 383.
The midnight cry, 303.
The request, 36.
The young prodigal, 115.

Thy will be done,” 36.
Wife's appeal to her husband, 9.

Sabbath, better observance of the,

Sarah M., 326.
Scald or burn, remedy for, 207.
Scripture characters. Caleb, 37.
Seditious disturbances hurtful to the

poor, 162.

Sermons, extracts from, 183, 148, Visiting on Sunday, 170.

218, 257, 296, 332, 369, 410.
Short account of H. C., 365.

Sleep of the soul, 157.
Sober village, a, 425.

W. B., memoir of, 303.
Sober youth, a, 19.

Wedding garment, the, 218, 257.
South American Indians, anecdotes “ Where shall I go last of all ?" 424
of, 309, 349.

“Where there's a will there's a way,"
South Pole, Sir J. Ross's voyage to,

43, 84.

" Who has nothing to lose?” 201.
Suffering as a Christian, 101. Working classes, address to, 245.
Sunday travellers, a hint for, 103. Workman's best interest, 135.


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