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Blown by the breath of heav'n away.

“ There let thy woes and fears be spread,
A broken altar, Lord, thy servant rears,

There with thy large requests attend ;
Made of a heart, and cemented with tears;

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Whose parts are as thy hand did frame,

Thy song shall rise, thy sorrows end ;
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A heart alone

Peace flowing through a Saviour's blood,
Is such a stone,

Shall make obedience free and sweet,
As nothing but

Shall keep thy heart reclin'd on God!”
Thy power doth cut;
Wherefore each part
Of my hard heart
Meets in this frame

Conscience is a certain middle thing between God
To praise thy name;
That if I chance to hold my peace,

A good conscience, is one that speaks peace with
These stones to praise thee may not ceasc.

God's allowance.
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NO 82.


TECEMBER 28, 1833.



MIRACLES have always been the means of demonstrat. ing the divine mission of the inspired servants of God. Moses, the founder of the ceremoniul dispensation of mercy to the nation of Israel, and Christ and his apostles, the founders of the evangelicul economy for all the nations of mankind, wrought miracles in proof of their heavenly cominission. Familiarity with the inspired records renders it unnecessary to enumerate for the readers of the Christian's Penny Magazine the wonderful works of God, by his inspired inessengers; the present observations, therefore, are livnited to the apostolic visit to Lystra, in Lycaonia of Asia Minor, as recorded Acts xiv.

Idolatry of the most absurd, ridiculous, and demoralizing character, was practised by the refined Greeks and Romans. Jupiter was regarded as the supreme divinity, or father of the gods, among both those refined divisions of the ancient world. Mercury was esteemed the god of eloquence, and the messenger of the other deities; and it was a common notion, that all the divi. nities were confined to some particular place or country; but that on some occasions they condescended to visit mortals, and converse with them on great affairs. According to this theology, they believed that Mercury usually accoinpanied Jupiter on these expeditions; and, agreeably to these notions, when the people of Lystra beheld the miracle performed on the helpless cripple, ther immediately expressed their astonishinent. Luke

says, “And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of inen. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker."

Instantly Paul and Barnabas were metamorphosed, in the imagination of these superstitious citizens, into Jupiter and Mercury, whom they supposed to be inseparable companions. Barnabas seeins to have been the tallest and most elegant figure ; and they concluded therefore, that he must be the father of the gods, whom they were accustomed to represent as an old man, of robust make and of majestic aspect. Paul, whose “ bodily presence was weak,” according to his own testimony, yet being but a young inan, of sprightly manners, whose public talents and rhetoric were most distinguished, they were persuaded could be no other than Mercury, the eloquent interpreter of the gods. This persuasiou might the more casily prevail in the minds of the people of Lystra, from the well-known fable of Jupiter and Mercury having descended from heaven in human shape, and being entertained by Lycaon, from whom the people of this province were called Lycaonians.

Honoured as they thus imagined themselves to be by a visit froin Jupiter and Mercury, having witnessed the miracle of benevolence in the healing of the cripple, the citizens of Lystra, to render due honour to these

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illustrious personages for their condescension, determined on celebrating a public and solemn sacrifice, and MINON ROBINSON, THE AGED GREENWICH decked themselves and the victims designed for the

PENSIONER. offering. “Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates,

British sailors are entitled to the respect of the nation: and would have done sacrifice with the people.”

for their self-denying labours bave preserved our shores, Jupiter, it seems, they worshipped as the chosen and kept us in the secure possession of our peaceful guardian of their city; and a temple erected to his

homes. Many of them, it is true, exhibit a character honour stood a little way out of the town. The super

and habits, in which truly devout Christians cannot by titious or crafty priest immediately entered into the any means delight: but probably the churches of enthusiasm of the people, and brought victims and

Christ and individual believers are in a high degree culchaplets of Aowers, according to the rites of their pable, in having neglected to seek and promote their worship. With this preparation they proceeded towards spiritual welfare, by affording them more abundantly the lodgings of these holy men of God, to offer the the means of grace, and calling their attention to the sumptuous sacrifice, all wearing garlands, both the

gospel of their salvation. people and the victiins. Such proceedings shocked the

British sailors, however, are not all reprobates ; holy minds of these devoted servants of Christ; and, as

much has been effected for this class of our worthy the sacred historian remarks, “ When the apostles,

countryinen, in making provision for their spiritual Barnabas and Paul, heard these things, they rent their

edification ; under the Divine blessing, many have been clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, and

made new creatures in Christ Jesus," and they have saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men

becoine “ living epistles of Christ, known and read of all of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye

nen.” should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all

of benevolence, has been not the least means of their things that are therein : who in times past suffered all

eternal good : for besides their personal comforts, nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless he

which are so amply secured, and the religious instrucleft not himself without witness, in that be did good,

tion imparted by the chaplains in that noble instituand gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons,

tion, there are several chapels in the town, in which filling our hearts with food and gladness. And with

the gospel is faithfully preached by the Baptist, Indethese sayings scarce restrained they the people, that

pendent, and Wesleyan ministers, and many of the they had not done sacrifice unto thein.”

pensioners” attend those places of worship on the Every reader will observe the wise adaptation of the

Lord's day evenings, not a few of thein being meinbers address of these messengers froin God to the deluded

of the several chapels. and superstitious pagans. They derive their arguments

Among these devout men, one of the most distin. from no higher source thau natural religion, and insist

guished was MINON ROBINSON, who died Dec. 4, 1833, only upon the plain and obvious topics of creation and aged 92 years, after an illness of only a few days. He providence: for the works of creation are a certain was a member of the Independent church, under the dernonstration of the being of God - the living God,

pastoral care of the Rev. H. B. Jeula, Greenwich, and who made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things

highly esteemed by his minister and Christian friends. that are therein. In times past he suffered all nations,

Temperance and godliness might be seen beaming in except the house of Israel, to walk in their own ways,

his cheerful countenance; and his regularity at the without having given to thein any particular revelation

house of God, and devotional appearance when enof himself and of his holy will, like that which he had gaged in the service of the sanctuary, have been wit, made to his chosen people. Still his general providence

nessed with pleasure by the writer of this notice; and afforded to all ample proofs of his power and goodness;

they commanded the respect and love of all that knew as they declared, he left not himself without witness, in

him. Though so far advanced in life, his faculties that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven and

seemed unimpaired and vigorous, even to the last; his fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with foud and gladness. bodily activity indicated little more than half the years These arguinents are plain to the meanest capacity. He

which had passed over his head ; and in many respects who is the Creator and Preserver of us and all things,

he appeared the most remarkable man in the avhole the author and giver of all the good we enjoy, must be

establishment, which includes 2,700 pensioners. the only proper and the most worthy ubject of our Sir Jahleel Brenton, the excellent and pious Lieu. worship. Superstition however had so inflamed and

tenant Governor of Greenwich Hospital, took great transported the minds of the heathen, that with these

notice of Minon Robinson; and sometiines, we undersaying's scarce restrained they the people, that they had

stand, sent for him to enjoy his religious conversation. Sir not done sacrifice unto them.

Jahleel, we are informed, visited the venerable mariner, Paul and Barnabas would not, however, be satisfied

when he heard of his illness, desiring that every'thing pos, to reason with the people on the grounds of natural

sible might be done for his comfort, and was delighted religion: they preached to them the gospel of Christ

to witness his holy resignation to the will of his covefor their salvation. Disciples were found at Lystra :

nant God, and his triumph in hope of eternal glory by and though malignant Jews succeeded in prevailing on

Christ Jesus. His character was held in deserved rethe fickle multitude to stone their chief benefactor, and spect by his fellow-pensioners; and it is trusted that brutally drag him out of the city for dead, the Holy

his death has served to lead some of them to seek an Spirit bad blessed the good seed of the gospel already

interest in God our Saviour! sown, and we read that Paul and Barnabas returned again to Lystra, confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorling them to continue in the faith. The engraving at the bead of ihis article, represent

“There is no adversity, no disappointinent in life, that ing the intended sacrifice to Paul and Barnabas, is froin

does not leave behind it some serious, useful moral." one of the celebrated cartoons of Raffaelle, purchased “There is no idea which so directly tends to cirilize by King Charles I, and deposited in the palace at the human mind, making all men act towards each Hampton Court, of which they are esteemed the richest other as brothers, as any belief, however uncertain, ia treasures.

a state of future existence."

pp. 228.


of the patriarchal life was seen in its most genuine

colours. As the customs of the East do not perinit Among the Hottentots and other Tribes, in the Years strangers to sleep under the same roof with the women,

1812, 1813, and 1814, by John Campbell, Minister visitors are always lodged under the porch, or in apart. of Kingsland Chapel, London. Abridged by the ments which have no communication with the principal Author. London. Tract Society. 18mo. Cloth. part of the house. At my desire, my bed was laid in a

raised corner under the porch, and my host reposed at MR. CAMPBELL's details, on his return from his mis- iny side ; for, according to the manners of the moun sionary travels, afforded the most lively delight to

taineers, the master of a family is both the keeper and crowded congregations in every part of Great Britain.

the guardian of his guests, a rule of hospitality which His volume, containing the journal of his travels, was I always fouvd most religiously observed. As soon as read also with deep interest, as it exhibits the triumphs

it was day, I attended iny host to the celebration of of Christianity among some of the most degraded of

mass, and resumed my journey, notwithstanding the human beings — the native tribes of southern Africa.

most pressing invitations to prolong iny visit. This abridgınent we regard as a most valuable and in

De Page's Trarels. teresting volume; which will form an admirable present for the young, peculiarly so for those who are collectors for missionary societies, or contributors to

True piety is lovely wherever seen: it irresistibly promote their evangelical operations.

throws interest and dignity around the most humble and There are few little volumes better calculated to pro

obscure; and when it beams brightly in the noble and mote the genuine improvement of the young pro

the brave, it imparts a double lustre to all their honours moting an enlarged benevolence of heart towards the

and their faine.” miserable heathen, and gratitude for our civilized British and Christian mercies - than this of Mr. Camp


A fleeting year with all its circling months,

Once more is lost in the expansive rush

Of that vast flood, Eternity, whose tide 18mo. Cloth. pp. 208. Religious Tract Society. Has onward roll'd its full, resistless stream, “ EXAMPLE is more powerful than precept,”, is a

Since the first morning of creation dawn'd;

And still will forward haste, till time shall cease, maxim which is finely illustrated in this valuable volume. Many bright examples, exhibiting the Christian

And this mortality shall be no more.

So speaks the inandate of th' Eternal God! graces, we have constantly before us in our favoured country: but in this choice collection of Anecdotes,

'Tis past! and seemeth now its realty but a dreain,

And its truest semblance is the invon ray, we behold a must instructive mirror, reflecting the excellences of many of the saints of God, in a most

Fitfully beaming through th' umbrageous grove, i striking manner. We give an example, illustrative of

Or streaming lucid on the peaceful lake. Luke xiv, 26:-“If any man come to me, and hate

'Tis gone! gone as the tropic whirlwind's blast,

When furious in wrath it sweeps the plain;
not his father, and inother, and wife, and children,”

Or rending from its base some towering cray,
A martyr was asked, whether he did not love his

Adown the steep it falls precipitate, wife and children, who stood weeping by him ?

And distant groves re-echo back the peal.

"Tis fled! Hled as the vision of a summer dream, Love them !' said he: Yes, if all the world were gold, and at my disposal, I would give it all for the

When solar languor steals upon the soul, satisfaction of living with them, though it were in a

And Ait the fairy forins in graceful dance; prison: yet, in comparison with Christ, I love them

The eager mind dispels the fantasy,

And wakes to prove the shadow of the bliss. not !'"

'Tis past ! and in its travellings have fallen

The great, the miglity, potentates and crowns,

And never shall oblivion veil its fame,

Or meinory forget its bright renown, The chief at Jelton having given me a letter to the mi- While Tiine shall spare the chronicles of earth, nister of Masra, a small village in the neighbourhood of Or hold its records sacred from its spoil: Mount Lebanon, I alighted at his door. He was not at For great has been the lustre of its scenes, home, but his wife received me in the kindezt manner, And glorious the annals of its deeds : and pressed me to wait her husband's return, and rest And while each year revolving to the view myself after my fatigue. She was a fine woman, in the Opens fate's dark predestination, flower of her youth, and conducted the detail of ber Scenes of to-iporrow dawn at inorning's break, family affairs in the midst of three or four little children,

And evening's shades proclaim the present past. whom she endeavoured to quiet by turns. Meanwhile The misty future, veil'd from mortal eye, the good man arrived from his farm, and seemed to vie Ere long shall beam upon the anxious view, with his wife in attentions to his guest. In compliance, And memory retrace prophetic thought. however, with the restraints which oriental manners Thus as successive years shall onward fleet, impose on women, she soon withdrew, and gave up her And Time shall haste it to its destined end, whole attention to the concerns of her family. At the Our frames must swell the inyriad hosts of dead, hour for evening respers, the people assembled in the And the heart's throbbing at the painful truth, open air, where prayers were offered up as much in the Counts its pulsations but that throb the less. spirit of true piety, and consequently in a inanner equally acceptable to the Deity, as if we had been seated under the gilded ceiling of the most sumptuous temple.

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Deity, to the, 368: interest in the per- Ingenuity, pious, 12.

Panctuality, 40.
Accountableness, on our future, 318. fections of, 368.

Inquisition, history of, 96), 170, 178. Railways promote religion, 192.
Acrostics, 64.

Detached thoughts, 224, 298. Insects, proofs of mind in, 116. Reasoning, human, vanity of, 289.
Acts vii, 59, illustrated, 78.

Diary, Christian's, 328, 334, 357. Intemperance, effects of, 335. Reconciliation, on, 244.
Adversity, friend in, 96.

Discovery, awfully instructive, 336. Ireland, voice of peace froin, 54; es- Rees, Rev. John, death of, 263.
Africa, infant schools in, 92; justice Diseuse, causes of, 107.

tablished church in, 184.

Reform, hints for promoting, 37.
in, 136; prospects of Britaiu in, 350. Divine attributes, on the, 30, 38, 6, Irish Sunday school society, 240. Religion, efficacy of, 344.
Alexander, lines on 303; anecd.of, 404. 91, 157, 163, 173, 194, 204, 275, Isaiah 1x, 5, illustrated, 262. Removal of good men, 323.
Almanack impositions, 327.

285, 864, 372, 390, 398.
" Is it well," 394.

Reproof of profaneness, 199.
Almighty, reflections on the, 62. Divine mercy, false confidence in, 334. Israel, dying camp of, 313.

Resignation and prayer, 170.
Altar, the, 408.
Early rising, benefits of, 214. "It is finished," 28.

Resolution, a good one, 192.
Arrerica, religious statistics of, 118; Easter, 108.

"I will never leave thee," 328. Revelation of Jesas Christ, 21.
British missionaries in, 342. East India Company, 361.

Jamaica, three months in, 147. Reverie, the, 48.
American Ludians, account of, 281. Ecclesiastical History, British, 18, 46, Jessaminc Cottage, reviewed, 256. Ridley, martyrdom of, 81.
Ananias, denth of, 232.

60, 67, 126, 167, 209, 227.

Jesuits, revival of their order, 357. Romaine, ker. Wm. death of, 399.
Anecdotes, Bible, 90.

Education, on Christian, 31), 319. Jewish arguments for the Bible, 52; Roman grandeur, monuments of, 16.
“Anecdotes," reviewed, 200. Education, letters on, 13, 21, 29, 45, festivals, 257.

Romans ix, a, criticism on, 14; xii,
Anniversaries, 149, 168, 166, 175,211. 53, 61, 60, 77, 85, 92, 99, 109, 123, Jew, the, 200.

3-5, explained, 325.
Apprentice, the Birmingham, 19, 35, 132, 129, 156, 164, 172, 179, 189,197, Jews, preservatiou of, 78; modern, Sabbath, the, 224; importance of, 34.
44, 58, 68, 83.

205, 213, 220, 230, 236, 245, 252, 261, their day of atonement, 312, 317. Sacrifice of bread and wine, 196.
Arabs, notices of, 111, 225.
269, 277, 284, 293, 341, 365, 373,381, Job ix, 33, i lastrated, 198.

Sailor's and Soldier's Pocket Com-
Areopagus, court of, 169.

389, 397, 405.
Jones, Rev. Thos, death of, 303.

panion, 128,
Arnold, Rev. Wm. death of, 294. Education, scriptural, hint on, 72. Judgment, cultivation of a sound, 343. Sailor-lad and his Bible, 56,
Atheist, appeal to, 168.

Elders, reverence for, in Africa, 301. King George III, anecdote of, 248. Sailors, British, abroad, 357.
Babylon, account of, 129, 138. Elephant, white, of Siam, 240. ! Rings xviii, 44, illustrated, 120. Saitors and soldiers, British, 54.
Bailey, Rev. John, death of, 303. Eli, character of, 250.

Kingston, earl of, his motto, 164. Salration, meditation on, 108; the way
Bank of England, 321.
Enoch, lines on, 280.

Kneeling child, on the portrait of, 360. of, 183.
Baptist Irish Society and Abp. of Ephesus and its temple, 217. Knowledge, on, 277; the love of, 310. Samaritan, the good, 80.
Tuam, 224.
Epigram, Italian, 39.

Krishna, the Hindoo idol, 193. Saturday evening prayer meeting, 288,
Barker, Rev. Mr., funeral of, 123. Epitaph at Welwyn, 8; in St. Bar. Lady-day, 96.

Saxons, religion of, 65.
Barrow, Dr.on riches, 116.

tholomew's church, 392.
Landscape, 160.

Schools in Israel, 233.
Becket, Thomas d, 49.

Escape for thy life," 360.
Latimer, martyrdom of, 8).

Sciences, progress of, 111; the Chris.
Behaviour during worship, 181. Essays, plain, on religious subj., 384. Leeds, duke of, his conversion, 174. tian's seven, 384.
Benevolence, Christian, 102. Eternity, anecdote on, 28.

Legacy, prodigious, 344.

Scorner silenced, 93.
Bethlehem of Judah, 249.
Euphrates navigable, 120.

Leighton, abp. anecdote of, 238, Scrap-book, 104.
Beza's epitaph for Luther, 287. Evangelical synopsis, 88.

Liberality, clerical, 206.

Scrap-book, my, 47,63,71,79,87, 103,
Bible, on presenting a, 100; on sup. Example, a worthy, 336.

Libraries, pablic, of Europe, 3-42. 144,191,199,246,271, 279,351,359,407
plyiug, 135; classes, 308; neglect Explanation of I Cor. xi, 10, 246. Library of ecclesiastical knowledge, 40. Scripture Teacher's Assistant, 248.
of, 343; commentary on, 344.
Faith in a storm at sea, 88.

Life, genius of, 120; path of, 200, like Scriptures, on the dissemination of
Biography, Scripture, 212, 220, 229, Fanshawe, lady, her advice, 350, a river, 208; soliloquy on, 368.
235, 243, 253, 259, 268, 331, 339, Father, lines from a, tu his son, 381.

the,!; excellency of the, 223; die

Lines in memory of H. W. 248. rections for studying, 301.
347, 353,362,374,379, 388, 394,406. First day of the Grst month, 8. Linnæus, piety of, 327.

Sea, reflection at, 60,
Biography, ecclesiastical, 21, 218, 292. Fishes, iame, 112; longevity of, 185. Literature, ancient, on, 32.

Seals and mortos, 375, 382.
Biography, evangelical, 360.

France, scate of religion in, 377, 387, “Lo I am with you always,"-320. Servants, maxims for, 9a.
Birth-day verses, 216.

395, 403.
London in May, 137.

Severus's arch, &c. 145.
Bishop and poor man, 184.

French church, reform of, 166. Longevity, ancient and modern, 95 ) Shipwrecks, reflections on, 296.
Blasphemer, awful fute of, 72. Friars, juvenile, 194.

instances of, 283.

Sierra Leone, notices of, 9.
Borderers, appeal to, 375.
Friendship, love, and truth, 88. Luxor, account of, 105.

Silence iu heaven, 118.
British Empire, statistics of, 254. Fruit in old age, 56.

Madagascar, prospects at, 100. Sin, on reproving, 101.
Buddhist temple, 104.

Fuller, Rev. A. letter of, 262, Marshall, Dr. anecdote of, 304. Sister, my dying, 104.
Bullion, gold and silver, 322. Gambier, lord, death of, 140. Martyr, first female, in England, 406. Slaveholders, iinmorality of, 10.
Caleb, character of, 37.
Gardens, reflections on, 151.
Martyr's crest, 83.

Slave trade, illustrations of, 100.
Calvary, poem on, 352.
Gardening, Sunday, 127.
Maundy Thursday, 101.

Slavery, Godwin's lectures on, 16;
Cambridge University, 38; King's Gazetteer, Scripture, 70, 94, 110, 176, Mechanics, lectures to, 311.

historical notices of, 22; legal docu.
College Chapel, 97.

207, 222, 238, 302, 326, 358. Melancholy, not caused by religion, 128. ments on, 26; sinfulness of, 125;
Canou of Scripture, ascertained, 32. Geology, on the study of, 300. Mercy, a Divine attribute, 255.

expense of, 159 : Brit. and Rom. 173.
Cape of Good Hope, statistics, 349. Germany, popular hymns in, 336. Metropolis, its importance, 135; de Society, on the improvement of, 376.
Caractacus, historical notices of, 17. Gethsemane, Christ in, 224.

pravity of, 324.

Soldiers, mortality of in W. Iud., 134.
Ceylon, scriptural knowledge in, 112. Gipsies, reformed, 62.

Mexico, ancient, 289.

Songs of a pilgrim, 409.
Chapel of Henry VII, 369.
God, on worshipping, 258.

Minister, Christian, on death of, 111. Soul, Indians' notion of, 214.
Character, Christian, formation of,310. Golden sentences, 294.

Minou Robinson, 410.

Spencer, Dr. hisdying commands, 102.
Character and geutleness, on, 120). Good Friday, 101.

Missionary, lines on a, 24 ; reform, Sphinx, Egyptian, 41.
Characters, different, 278.

Goodwiu, Dr. Thos. death of, 223. 64; institution at Basie, 73; re- Spiritual operations, diversified, 119.
Charge, our Lord's, to Peter, 16. Gospel, enmity of planters to, 94. cords, 224.

Spring morning, 152.
Charms, Arabian, 343.

Graham, Miss, memoir of, 328. Missions, Eastern, of the Catholics, Stars, sonnet to, 125.
Cheap cottons, 28.
Greek prescription for the soul, 88. 265; to the Chinese, 330.

State, intermediate, poem on, Gl.
Chelsen, statistics of, 177.
Greenwich hospital, 121.
Morals of London, 43.

Stepney meeting-house, 353.
China, notices of, 57, 329.
Guildhall, London, 401.

More, Mrs. H., death and legacies of, Stevenson, Kev. T. 90.
Chinese antiquity disproved, 331. Gya, Hindoo temple at, 118,

301, 318.

Storms and calms, 216.
Christ, love to the cause of, 120; an' Hale, Sir M., his journal, 51; his in- Mortification of sin, 207.
offering for sin, 136; consolation of, tegrity, 208, on the Sabbath, 391.

Study, proper course of, 155.
Mother, my, poein on, 7.

Sunday Trading Society, 392.
136 ; expounding the law, 216. Hali, Rev. R. denth of, 367.

Mother's influence, 61.

Sunday school system, 150.
Christian's Anaval Directory, 8. Hampton Court Palace, 393.

Mourner, lines to a, 328.

Sunday school lectores, 221, 231, 287,
Christian breathing, 280.
Heuven, anticipated, 98, and earth, 128. Musings, Christian, 802.

244, 250, 278, 286, 306,309, 324, 31%,
Christian, pilgrim, poem on, 8; survey Henry, Ker. Matt, death of, 295. My Faiber God, 24.

340, 3-18.
of the world, Il; confidence, 35; Herberi, Rev. Geo. death of, 15). Nantz, edict of, 187, 203,

Sunset at sea, 276.
Lady's Friend, 104; not alone, 112; Hervey, Rev. Jas. death of, 95. Neff, Felix, 288.

Synagogue, historie notices of, 201.
melodies, 216, 304.

Highwaymen, deliverance from, 112. Negro slavery, abolition of, 94; in Syrian Christians, account of, 685,32%.
Christianity promoted by commerce, Hill, Rev. Rowland, death of. 128; America, 117; thoughts on, 182. Tars, our long neglected British, čl.
131 ; evidences of, 240.

funeral of, 134; biography of, 142; Negro woman, inscription on, 72. Taste, the religiou or, 45.
Christianity, beauties of, 260, 267, 276, will of, 215; anecdotes of, 215, 237: Negro liberty, 184.

Thirst, dearly quenched, 88.
283, 291, 299, 307, 316; disinte- lines on, 328.

Negrues, Christian, 88.

" Thy will be done,” 368.
restedness of, 333.

Hints on the portable evidences of New Testament, Bogue's Essayon,352. Tower of London, 3-15.
Christians, immorality of, injurious, 2. Christianity, 280.

New Year's counsel, 8.

Trusmigration of souls, 5.
Clerkenwell, moral statistics of, 4. History, sacred, design of, 231. Night and day, 264.

Traveller, reflectious of a, 209.
Cole, Rev. Thomas, death of, 223. Holy sepulchre, church of, 185, 186. Nile, account of tbe, 320.

Tyrant reprored, 176.
Collet, Rev. Jos. death of, 39. Holy land, best geography of, 292. Nineveh, account of, 89.

Venice, notices of, 25.
Communion, catholic, in America, 118. Home Missionary Society, 141. “ Observations,” Bradshaw's, 6. View of Christianity, Wilberforce's,368
Companion for season of materual N0- Hope, blessedness of, 213.

Official glory of Christ, 232.

Visit to au American pastor, 411,
licitude, 200.
Hyınn of a Freuch church, 208. Olives, mount of, 297.

War, expenses of, 13.
Conscience, case of, 246; lines on,203; Hymn, 312.

Orang Outang, 135.

Warfare, the Christian, 176.
case of, angvered, 264, 287. “I am fearfully and wonderfully Palmi Sunday, 101.

Watch and pray, 107.
Coustantinople, mosque of Sl. Sophia made," 883.

Past, present, future, 320.

Welsh eloquence, 237.
at, 273.
“I cannot die," 28.

Paul preaching at Athens, 156. Whitfield," Rev. G. death of, 119;
Conversation, uses of, 325.
"I die daily," 208.

Paul and Barnabas at lystra, 409. anecdote, 260.
Conversion of Paul, 223.
Illustration of I Cor. xiii,8-12, 295. Peking, city of, 329,

Whitsunday, 167.
Conyers, Dr. death of, 31.

Illustrations of Scripture, 152. Peru,scenery of, 198,281; ancient, 306. Wilberforce, Mr., death of, 248; ine.
Corinth, ancient and modern, 337. I immortality,on, 152; our hope of,852. Pharos of Egypt, 153.

moir of, 270, character of, 333; tri
Cottager, the American, 408. Imprecations, folly of, 206.

Philosopher, op sacred history, 239. bute to,335; lines to his inemory 336.
Craven, lord, anecdote of, 212. Incredulity of Thomas, 192.

Pleasure, substantial, 248.

Winter, Dr. death of, 272.
Creation, thoughts on the, u5, 124. Iudia, population of, 114; British Popery, spirit of, 152.

Wise taken in their own craft, 75.
133, 141, 146, 154, 165, 170, 180,190. trade to, 131; British account of, Potosi, silver mountain in, 151, Wid, pious, 103.
Creed, the Jesuits, 118.

136 ; ecclesiastical establishment, in Prayer, on, 12; enmity to, 136; guide Wolsey, cardinal, memoir of, 402.
Crown of gold, King David's, 15. 241; Christiau prospects in, 312 to, 256 ; power of, 286, incitements Woman, poem on, 312.
('rown of thorns, 3.

British, description of, 354.

to, 287.

Woodlark, 168.
Darracot, Rev. Rixdon, death of, 35. Indian, American, letter of, 96. Pride, judgment on, 104.

Worm that never dies, 32.
Daughter, on the birth of a, 1.40. Indics, E. and W. produce of, 254. Prince of Peace, 80.
Death, different views of; 62 ; moment Infant schools, observations on, 5; Printing, Fox 01, 360; confusion oc. Year, lines on the end of the, 4il.

Worship, 2-0.
of, 72; genius of, 96; lines on, 394. reply to, 27.

casioned by its invention, 384.
Death-bed testiinonies, 31, 39, 55, 95, Infant slavery, prolongation of, 149.

You shall be my Cod," 3-16.

Providence, engaged for Christinns,76; Young, Dr. dying testimony oi, 327.
119, 151, 223, 294, 303, 367, 399. Infant Teacher's Assistant, 48.

illustrated, 319; record of, 336.
Deists, ignorance of, 76,
Infidel, Christian's appeal to, 306,

Young mer's societies, 40s.
Psalm lxxxvii 7, 79; xxxl 23, 304,

Zealanders', New, ideas of death, 12.

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