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CHAPTER XIII.-Religion of the Bible. Christian Dispensation,

Teacher. You have well considered, I hope, all the passages of Scripture which were read in our last conversation, relating to the nature of Christianity.

Scholar. Yes; I have thought much about them; and I hope that I now understand more clearly the nature and design of Christianity. But what ceremonies are there in the religion of Christ?

Teacher. Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the only ceremonial ordinances of Christianity. Scholar. What is the design of the ordinance of Baptism?

Teacher. Baptism with water, "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matt. xxviii. 19), is designed to teach the necessity of personal dedication to God, and especially of the purifying influences of the Holy Spirit, to qualify believers in Christ for a life of holiness glorifying God.

Scholar. What is the design of the Lord's Supper? Teacher. The Lord's Supper is designed to be observed as a holy feast, to teach us that we should rejoice in the perfection of our eternal redemption by Jesus Christ; and that, while thus publicly professing our faith and hope, we may with our minds feed on him continually, as our only and everlasting Saviour.

Scholar. It seems wonderful that Jesus Christ can be the only Saviour of all men!

Teacher. Wonderful indeed it is, that Jesus should be the Saviour of all men: but his ability to save sinners arises from his office as Mediator, and from his being God as well as man. Our Saviour lived in glory from all eternity, as the Son of God; and, in the appointed time he came to our world in the appearance of a man, born as an infant, lived on earth a life of holiness, performing perfect obedience to the laws of God, and at last, gave himself a ransom for all."


Scholar. I do not understand how Jesus Christ could be God and man at the same time: I wish you would explain this.

Teacher. You now ask for what exceeds my power. I cannot fully explain how every one of us is at the same time both spirit and flesh but this fact is not doubted by any rational person: much less am I able to explain the mystery of the incarnation of our Redeemer. Even the apostles could not give an explanation of this mysterious fact. Paul, you will remember, says, Without controversy," or undoubtedly, "great is the mystery of godliness, God was manifested in the flesh" (1 Tim. iii, 16).

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Scholar. It must be wonderful if the apostle could not explain the incarnation of Christ.

Teacher. I wish you to read seriously at your leisure, the following texts in confirmation of this mysterious but glorious doctrine of Christ our Saviour (Isai. ix. 6; Mic. v. 2; Matt. i. 23; John i. 1-3; vi. 6–9; Rom. ix. 5; 2 Cor. viii. 9; Phil. ii. 6—10;

Col. i. 15, 16; Heb. i. 1-5; ii. 14–16; Rev. v. 11-14).

Scholar. I will be sure to read all these texts attentively. But I have often wondered that men should be saved only for believing on Christ; is not that too easy a way of salvation for wicked men ?

Teacher. You seem to mistake altogether the means of salvation for it is not said so in the Scriptures: those holy writings declare that believers only are saved; this is not for their believing, but only for the sake of Jesus Christ, "who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification." Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God" (Rom. iv. 25, v. 1, 2). Thus Jesus became our Redeemer, and thus we become interested in the blessings of salvation.

Scholar. I think I now understand the way of salvation by Christ.

Teacher. You should always bear in mind, that it is never said that sinners are saved for believing the Gospel; but men, being lost and ruined by their sins, unable to save themselves from misery, by believing the doctrine of Christ with their hearts, receive the blessings of his salvation, to be crowned at length with eternal glory in heaven. Read the words of our Saviour to Nicodemus; as that passage will clearly explain this doctrine :


Scholar. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John iii. 16).

Teacher. Those who are Christians, receive these glad tidings of the gift of the Son of God to mankind as their Redeemer, with real joyfulness of soul, and thus become wise unto salvation. Because this faith, as the apostle declares, is not a lifeless acknowledg ment of Christ to be the Redeemer; "for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness" (Rom. x. 10). Believing thus in Christ, as the only Saviour of sinners, every true disciple walks in holiness of life, to the praise and glory of God.

Scholar. Now I perceive my mistake, and hope to remember the true doctrine of salvation through Christ.

Teacher. I hope you well understand the Gospel for your daily peace and consolation.

Scholar. Christianity teaches us to believe the

resurrection of the dead.


Teacher. Pious men through all ages have believed in a future life and the resurrection of the dead; though those grand and delightful truths were denied by the Jewish Sadducees, but they have been revealed to mankind with far greater clearness and fulness in the New Testament. apostle Paul very beautifully says, that in this the grace of God has been made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immorta. lity to light through the Gospel" (2 Tim. ii. 9, 10).

Scholar. I think the resurrection is a very won derful doctrine: but what further is remarkable in Christianity?

Teacher. Christianity is truly remarkable, as being intended to be the religion of all the world. While the Levitical dispensation was suited only to the nation of Israel, and limited only to that people, the Gospel, with its two most simple ceremonies, is graciously designed, as it is wisely adapted, for the reception and eternal benefit of all nations. Scholar. From your instructions I now perceiv

more clearly the reason of our missionaries being sent into all parts of the world.

Teacher. While you see reason for the employment of missionaries among all nations, you should remember that it is the design of God, according to the declaration of the prophet Isaiah, that "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea" (Isai. xi. 9).

Scholar. I perceive also why the Bible Society prints and sends into all countries so many Bibles and Testaments; and why the Religious Tract Society circulates so many tracts in all languages, that people in every nation may be instructed in the knowledge of the Scriptures, and so become Christians.

Teacher. From what I have already stated respecting Christianity, you may see sufficient reason for the increasing labours of all those great institutions, which so remarkably distinguish Great Britain and America. But while you are thinking about all the nations of the world, and I sincerely rejoice that you do think of the heathen, let me intreat and charge you to remember, that you do not forget the necessity of being yourself a true believer on the Son of God and a real Christian. You must be born again of the Holy Spirit, your sins must be pardoned through Jesus Christ, you must be sanctified in heart to live in holiness, to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour, and you must embrace the Gospel by heartfelt faith in Christ, or you cannot on earth clearly understand the religion of heaven nor see the kingdom of God.

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To be continued.

1 Cor. xvi. 2, ILLUSTRATED.

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come." PROSPERITY in the present world is the gift of God. Moses, in taking his dying farewell of the people of Israel admonished them to this effec:-"Thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant." Deut. viii. 18.

Nothing is more evident to an intelligent and pious mind that the design of God in giving property and influence to his servants-"to establish his covenant" of mercy and salvation among the children of men. How far this design has been perceived and acknowledged, may be in part seen in the vast and beneficial operations of the Missionary, Bible, and other great societies which seek the evangelization of the world. And the following extract from a paper of the Bible Society, will beautifully illustrate the passage of scripture which I have quoted from the Apostle, while it may possibly lead others to "go and do likewise" for the glory of God. OBSERVER.

From the Secretary of an Auxiliary Society in

"I have the pleasure to remit my acceptance for One hundred pounds, as a free contribution to the British and Foreign Bible Society, from Mr.


—, through the medium of the Cinque-Ports' Auxiliary Bible Society. The donor is a selfeducated man, hardly arrived at the middle rank of life, who has contributed five pounds a year, for several years, with the hope, whilst he was doing good, he might provoke others to go and do likewise: being now in a declining state of health, he had concluded to bequeath it to the Society, but afterwards thought it would be better to give it

while he lived. And given, as I believe it is, under a truly pious feeling, I unite with him in the desire that a blessing may attend its distribution.

"There is rather a curious and interesting anec dote connected with this gift. In the course of conversation, the donor told me he had never prospered till he began to be benevolent; and the first object of his generosity was a very poor but pious relative, to whom, after much hesitation and reasoning, he determined to allow ten pounds a year. After this had gone on a year or two (to use his own words), the devil tried to persuade him, that it was no longer necessary-that he could not spare it -that he might live to want it himself, &c. He soon saw this was a delusion, and felt vexed with himself for having entertained such a thought, and thus to have distrusted the bounty of Providence. He then immediately resolved he would be a match for the deceiver; and for the future determined, to allow his poor relative twenty pounds a year, instead of ten. From this time his circumstances improved; and although not now a rich man, yet such, he said, had been the mercy and goodness of God towards him, even as to his outward substance, that it had continued to increase, comparatively, he knew not how. And now his desire was, to apportion a part to His glory by whom it had been dispensed."


Concluded from page 416.

Instead of ent'ring the city, driving,
Like fierce Jehu, to seize his prey,- helpless
As an infant, they led him by the hand,
And brought him to Damascus! How unlike
Saul the Pharisee! Now a penitent;
Humble, devout, a disciple of Christ!

Silent, sleepless, retir'd, and without food,
Three days, thus Saul continued overwhelm'd
With grief, and shame, and self-reproach, seeking
Renewing grace from him, whom but lately
He blasphemed,-his spirit to fortify,
And confirm his mind to serve his lov'd Lord,
Most merciful, defending his rightful
Honours as Messiah, King of Israel.

His pray'r sincere was heard, receiv'd, answer'd:
Faithful Ananias the Saviour sends,
Saul of Tarsus to seek, and bless with words
Of sympathy kind, and consolation,

For now "Behold he prayeth" from the heart!
But Ananias fears to meet the man,
Whose very name strikes terror through the souls
Of the disciples confessing Jesus,

Except when realizing grace divine,
Above the common measure of the saints.


He, therefore, thus, with humble speech, replies, Lord! by many, of this man, I have heard "Declar'd, his evil doings to thy saints, "At Jerusalem; and a commission

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Here, he bears, to bind with chains in prison Every one who calls on thy bless'd name." With condescension gracious, Jesus spake; "Go thy way :-hasten:-he is a vessel "Chosen by me, and sent to bear my name "Before the Gentiles, and kings, and Israel's Sons, learned and in high authority

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"For I will show him, that from their hatred Against my name, his sufferings will be great." Objections silenc'd, Ananias went,

And thus saluted him, whom late he fear'd


My brother Saul:-Jesus, the Lord, who met

"Thee in the way, has sent, that I may give "Thee cordial welcome to his church belov'd"This token sure; thy sight is now restor❜d By Jesus' mighty pow'r; and let thy soul "Receive the Holy Ghost, in the fulness "Of all his marvellous gifts and graces."

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Scales from his darkened eyes, at once, fell down: His sight return'd: he rose; he was baptiz'd; And, meat receiving, strengthen'd, and straightway, In the synagogues, he preached Jesus, The Christ, the only Son of God, our Saviour!

All were amazed to hear him preaching Christ: They fully knew his dreadful commission: But Saul, increasing in strength of body And mind, confounded the opposing Jews, By testimonies from their sacred books, Proving that Jesus is the very Christ.

Their wicked minds, inflam'd with bigotry,
Like his, before Almighty grace transformed
His soul in holy conversion to God,

Took crafty counsel, their blind and horrid
Zeal to satisfy, watching day and night,
The city gates, seeking means to kill him.

Their plots how vain! Invulnerable he,
From all the darts of evil men and fiends,
Until his comprehensive commission
Had been finish'd, in gathering sinners
To Jesus Christ, forming them for churches,
In Gentile lands, training their souls for heaven.

LUKE II. 8-20.

BEGIN, my muse, the song,
The pleasing strains prolong
Sing of a wond'rous SAVIOUR's birth:
He, full of love to man.
Form'd the amazing plan

And gladly came from heaven to earth.

On Judah's hallow'd ground,
Watching their flocks around,
Prostrate the faithful shepherds lie;
While angels of the Lord,
Obedient to his word,
Approach with awful grandeur nigh.

Sudden the glory came,

Strange tremblings seiz'd their frame Amaz'd-they wist not what to do; With faltering voice they said, To those who near them laid,

“Brethren, what scenes are these we view?

"What means this wond'rous light,
Which fills us with affright,

Awful presage of vengeance near?

O God! in mercy save,

On us compassion have,

And far remove the wrath we fear!"

"To whom the angel said, (While glory round him play'd) "O bid this trembling horror fly! I come not to destroy,

My errand is of joy;

Hear it, and praise the Lord most high!

"From yonder radiant throne,

On swiftest wing I've flown,

An herald from our gracious King!
No longer be ye sad,

I bring you tidings glad,

Tidings at which each heart shall sing!

"Well pleas'd I publish news For Gentiles and for Jews, For men of every age and state; News of redeeming grace For all the ruin'd race: Redemption-who can tell how great? "No more are ye forlorn, For unto you is born

This day, a Saviour, CHRIST the LORD. This day doth God fulfil

His oft discovered will,

And faithful prove to his own word.
"Haste ye with eager feet
To Bethlehem, and greet

The mighty LORD of heaven and earth.
And there ye all shall own

The truth I now make known, And loud rejoice at Jesu's birth.

"Seek not among the great, Midst pomp and regal state, For him whom heaven cannot contain Of all his glory shorn, He as a babe is born,

And in a manger he is lain!"

Well pleas'd the shepherds heard; They credited his word, And bade each trembling fear depart : With souls devoid of care, For Bethlehem they prepare, To see this joy of every heart.

When suddenly burst forth, Pleas'd and astonish'd bothOf heaven's host a numerous throng: And on the azure plains

They join'd, in choral strains,
And loudly sang Redemption's song.
"GLORY to GOD on high!
Who brings salvation nigh,
And peace and love proclaims to man.
No grace so rich as this!

No news so full of bliss
Was ere reveal'd since time began!

Mortals, to heaven's King,
Your highest praises bring,
To Him the loudest strains belong;
Give to your joy no bounds,
But with sublimest sounds
Triumphant swell your grateful song.

"And soon shall every tribe
To him their names subscribe,
To him their firm allegiance vow;
From him no longer stray,
But cast their sins away,
And joyful to his sceptre bow."

'Twas thus the angels came,
And publish'd JESU's name.

And we have heard the joyful sound:
Let us our anthems raise,
And join in loudest praise,

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Till heaven's high arches shall resound!

JESUS! all glory take,

With power the kingdoms shake,

And by all people be ador'd!

Supreme in majesty !

Let all acknowledge thee,

KING of all kings, of lords the LORD!

Edmonton, Dec. 1835.



"ABRAHAM's bosom," 124
Accomplishment of the divine pur
poses, on the connexion between
appointed means, and the, 46
Active benevolence and Christian
enjoyment, 148

Acts iv 32, reflections on, 212
Adam's peak, 189

Admonition, a dying father's, im-
proved, 317

Admiral lord Nelson and his coffin,

Aggrandisement of Russia, divine
providence illustrated in the, 63
American missionary's thoughts at
sea, an, 28

America, temperance in, 55

America, slave emancipation in, 75
American Christian liberality, il
Instration of, 85

Amphitheatre of ancient Rome,
reflections on the, 254
Ancestors, 39

Anecdote of Sully, 150
Atonement, on the, 204

Bath, historical notices of, 249
Berlin, historical notices of, 219
Berridge, A.M. Rev. J., conversion
of the late, 190
Beveridge's, Bishop, resolution in
his choice of a wife, 69
Bible Class, guide to the, Chap. I.
Introduction, 284
Chap. II.
History of the Bible, 285
Chap III.
Inspiration of the Scriptures, 301
Chap IV.
Original languages of the Bible,
Chap. V.
Translation of the Bible, 316
Chap. VI.
Translation of the Bible con-
tinued, 333
Chap. VII.
Religion of the Bible. Para
disaical Dispensation, 350


of the Bible.
sation, 382

Chap. VIII. Do. 374
Chap. IX. Do. 381
Chap. X. Religion
Levitical Dispen-

gion of the Bible.
pensation, 411

Ch. XI. Do. 405
Ch. XII. Reli-
Christian Dis

Ch. XIII. Do.419

Bible, literary exceliency of the,

without comment, first at-
tempt to distribute the, in Ame-
rica, 338

Bible, the, the christian's standard,
378, 387

Bible, hints for the more profitable

reading of the, 223

Birmingham Free Grammar School,
description of, 281

Birmingham, historical notices and
general description of, 265
Black Hole, Calcutta, narrative of
the sufferings of the English in,


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Chelmsford church, and Shire

Hall, account of, 377
Chester, historical notices of, 393
Cheshire, statistics of, 401
Chichester, notices of, 409
China, the great wall of, called
Van Lee Tching, or wall of ten
thousand lee, 17
Christian's Penny Magazine, in-
creased circulation of, 362


culation of, 376
Christian Lady's Friend.
Abney, Lady, her daughter, lady
Huntingdon, and Dr. Watts, 38
Abney's, Miss Sarah, piety and
Geath, 245

American mother's hymns, 238
Benzeville, Miss Marianne, pious
resignation and confidence of,

under a surgical operation, 141
Berry, Mrs., domestic piety of,

Bosanquet, Miss, and the theatre,

Burford's, the countess of, letter
to her daughter, 246
Child's, Mrs., history of women,
review of, 142

Christian lady's, the, pattern for
visiting, 213

Clarke, Dr. converted by a wo-
man's loan of books, 222
Conversation, on, 229
Country curate, piety of the wi-
dow of a, 221

Cowper's address to Mrs. Unwin,

"Dame Cross," the school mis-
tress of Wavertree Green,

Delaney, Mrs., verses by, 278
Epitaph on a young lady, 262
Epitaph on Miss G-, aged 18,

Eve, biography of, the mother of
all mankind, Part I, 21
Part II. 53
Example of a pious maid servant,
influence of the, 325
Extraordmary women, 142
Female education, advantages of,


Female education, on the culpa.
ble neglect of, 229
Female academies in America,

Good man embalming the me.
mory of his wife, a, 325
Good wife, a, 221
Gray's, Miss, piety and charity


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Christianity, the corruptions of, 77
Christmas day, meditations for, 417
Church of the Holy Trinity, Clou-
desley Square, Islington, 25
Church, the oldest in Great Britain,
, on open-

Christian Lady's Friend continued
More's, Mrs. Hannah, opinion of
sending a boy to college, 38
experience in death, 158
ing her Sunday-school at Ched-
dar, 366

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Mrs. Martha, cure for me
lancholy, 71
Mother's guide, the, No. I-Dig
nity of mothers, 13

No. II.-Maternal
responsibility, 37
Mother's hour of anguish, a, 126
Mother's prayers answered, a 157
Mother's hymns for children, Sab-
bath morning, 198
Mother's, a dying, address to her
child, 231

Mother's tale, a, 261, 293
Murray, Hannah, an excellent
wife of fifty-nine years, 157
Prayers, the, of a poor woman
answered in the conversion of
her husband, 325
Princess Charlotte's, the, inquiry
for the way of salvation, 252
Princess Mary's intelligent Pro-

testantism, 5

Richmond's, Rev. Legh, mother
on the death of a child by acci
dent, 293
Rowe's, Mrs.. and her younger
sister's piety and affection, 365
Sabbath-school mode of instruc-
tion, a la ly's, 245
Sarah, biography of, Part I., 69
Part II., 93
Part III., 125
Scott, Sir Walter, and his mo-
ther, 222

Servant, a pious, in the palace of
Geo. III., 261
Solitary musings, a lady's, 222
Stephen's, Mr. character of his
wife, 159

To my wife more than twenty

years after marriage, 293
Wesley's, Mrs, care of her sons,
John and Charles, 325

qualifications for

a clergyman's wife, 198

active piety, 213
Wife, lines addressed by a gentle.

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Woman, the province of, 294
Young lady's, a, question an-
swered by her father, 197
Young mother, the, 23
Christ, union with, 220
Christ Church, Spitalfields, de-
scription of, 177
Christian, a, wrongfully reproved,


Christian ministers, recent sudden
deaths of metropolitan, 30
Christian religion, the best works
on the doctrines of the, 78
Christian diligence, 151
Christian catholicism, example of,


Christian worship, intolerance of

the Chinese towards, in Canton,

Christians, caution to, 219
Christian masters and servants pat
tern, the, 269
Christian warfare, the, 326
Christianity, liberty rendered sa-
ered by, 134
Christianity, the difficulties of, No.
I., 295

Church-going sleepers in the reign
of Queen Elizabeth, 150
Church-yard monuments at Leg-
born, reflections on the, 342
Clare church, Suffolk, 417
Coast guard in Ireland, religious
destitution of the, 107
Cologne, a city of Prussia, 66
Company in which a

would live and die, 127
Conscience, tenderness of, 135
Conversions, remarkable, 246
Conversion of a family, 216
Converted Christian sailor, influence
of, 219

Coral insects, ocean wonders of
the, 239

Courtesy and engaging manners.

Creation of man, modern Hindoo
notions of the, 3

Cross of Christ, the, 359

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Europe, Christian survey of, 256
public libraries of, 292
Evangelical repentance, 160
Example, 74
Extraordinary woman, 39

Farre's (Dr.) account of a British
Faith, aspirations of, 157
captain, an Algerine slave, 199
Field of Waterloo, visit of an Ame-
rican gentleman to the, 315
Filty, the right side of, 77
France, hospitals in, 55
French clergy, 100
French capital, supplies of provi-
sion in the, 190

French sugar, illustrating the
Friend, the best means of gaining
bounty of Providence, 190
Funerals of the ancient Hebrews,
and securing, 258


Genius not religion, 51
Genoa, historical and ecclesiastical

notices of, 257
German universities, 290
Glasgow, statistics of, and an ac-
count of its charitable ius.ita-
tions, universities, &c. 89
God, confidence in, illustrated, 36
Scripture views of, 198
God's care for his people, 94
Good conscience, a, 157
Golden sentences, 103

Goose on Michaelmas-day, origin | Messiah's kingdom, facilities of Reviews continued

of eating, 342

Gospel, success of the, 207
Great Britain, the oldest church
in, 76

"Great storm, the," in 1703, 404
Gurney's (Joseph John) judgment
concerning the Scriptures, 87

Hall's (Bp.) mother's piety, and his
religious instruction, 51
Hastings, nctices of, 410

conveyance essential to the uni-
versal extension of, 390
Milan, cathedral at, 114

cardinal Boromeo and his
Sunday-schools at, 114
Miracles, inefficacy of, to produce a
change of heart, 59, 99, 115, 139
Missionary farewell meeting, 163
More's. Mrs. Hannah, recollections
of Dr. Johnson, 20
Morals of the Prussians, 103

Horne's (Bp.) character and death Moral evil, perplexity from the ex-
of Abel, 182

Illustration of Matt. v. 21-26;
Rom. iv. 8; Matt. xxi. 44; 1
Thess. iv 13, 77; Prov, xxvi.
4, 5; Eccles. xi 1; 2 Cor. ix. 7:
Rev. xxi. 27 and xxii. 15,
Immortal ty of the soul, on the, 243
India, extension of English lan-
guage in, 52

railways in, 72
Infidelity in London, 27

-, on the duty of Christians

to check, 62
Infidel, the, and Christian in the
circumstances of death, 76

prediction, American, 135
reproved, an, 191
Irregular pleasures, bad effects of,


Isis Omnia, an Egyptian divinity,
the Isa of India, and Grecian
Ceres, 49

Isle of Wight, historical notices of
the, 337

Islington, statistics of, 26

Is this the glory of war? 20

Jerusalem, historical notices of,

Jesus, the example of, 355
Judea, the wilderness of, 134

Kepler, the astronomer's, prayer,

Kilburn priory, bistorical notices
of, 105

King Henry VIII. and his rosary,


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istence of, 130

Morality and religion identical, 148
Morality is not piety, 150
Mount of Olives, thoughts of a
traveller on the, 244
Mount Vesuvius, description

My mother told me this, 151


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Peru, longevity in, 39
Places of honour, high raised seats,

Plagues of former times, 124
Pleasures resulting from a prudent
use of our faculties, the, 199
Poetry and the fine arts, on the
cultivation of, 183
Pope Pius VII. in Paris, 83
Prayer-meeting, the seaman's, in
the port of London, 410
Present from a lady to a minister,
acknowledgment of a, 302
Priests of Naples the, 189
Profane swearing, ingenious re-
proof of, 277
Professors, censorious towards,359
Promiscuous definitions, &c., 102
Prussians, morals of the, 103
Psalm cxix. 94, meditation on, 183
Purity of heart, on, 390

Quakers controversy, the, 86
Queen Eleanor, character of, and
state of religion in her time, 10
--Caroline and a self-denying
young lady, 303

Lord's prayer, paraphrase of the, Question proposed and answered, a


Mackintosh (Sir J.), religious opi-
nions and last moments of. 189
Mahometan imposture, corruption
of Christianity occasioned the, 97
Mahometanism, on, No. 1.-Lite of
Mahomet, 108
No. II.-Rise and
progress of Mahometanism, 122
No. III.-Causes
of the progress and success of
Mahometanism, 146

No. IV. - Pre-
dicted termination of the Maho-
metan imposture, 164

No V.-Christian
reflections on Mahometanism, 195
Manchester, statistics of, 33

-, lost children in, 194
Manoah's wife, reasoning of, 272
Man-of war, scene on board a, 399
Marriage, its divine institution, 67
Martyr Ignatius, fortitude of the.


Meditation, hints, maxims, &c. ma-
terials for, 215, 228, 246, 255, 279,
287, 303, 343, 351
Mercy, grace, love, 351

great, 363

Railways in India, 72
Refined taste apart from piety, 103
Regeneration, disputes about, 123
Religion, 72

, the rationality of our, 270
its origin and corruption
-Indian mythologies, 1
of the Tibetians, notice of
the, 18
Religious advantages, a lady's re-
flection on improved and abused,

coachman, 117
woman, a, 126
Republican pride, 118
Reviews of

Abbott's Rollo learning to read,


Abbott's China and the English,
Alexander's sermons to explain
and recommend the Gospel of
Jesus Christ, 39
Alexander's Sermons to explain
and to recommend the Gospel
of Jesus Christ to Individuals,

Anecdotes, admonitions, 96
Anecdotes of books and authors,

Berridge's Christian world un-
masked, 144

Bible collectors, the, 64
Boardman's Christian biography

Booth's pastoral cautions, 64
Carpenter's scripture natural his.
tory, 303

Cathechism, a, on the personality
of the Father, of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost, 104
Cephas, or an account of a ship-
wrecked and converted sailor,


Christian almanack, 7
Christian melodies, 112
Christian's companion, the, 136
Christian discretion, 343
Christian almanac for 1837, 384
Cobbin's child's commentary on
the Holy Scriptures, 103
Copley's history of slavery, 152

Scripture biography, 160
Copley, Esther, on covetousness.
-Pike on Christian liberality.
-Treffrey on covetousness, 263
Cox and Hoby's. Drs., Baptists
in America, 216, 288
Daris's salvation and faith of the
Christian, 367

Dickinsou's familiar letters, 30
Dress, hints to girls on, 303
Dunn's Christian theology, 375
Ecclesiastical knowledge, li-
brary of, 208

Edwards' Treatise concerning
Religious affection, 414
Ellis's Christian keepsake and
missionary annual for 1837, 391
Evangelical almanack, 7
Faith, the return to, 255
Faithful Servant, the, adorning

the Christian Character, 415
Felix Neff, life of, 256
Fisher's juvenile scrap-book for
1887, 391
Flavel's fountain of life opened
up, 128
Fletcher's, Dr., Is all well? or a
pastoral inquiry concerning
spiritual health, 360
Foster's strong consolation, 104
Freeman's heaven unveiled, 39
Freeman's heaven anticipated,223
Girl's week-day book, the, 128
Gurney's Essay on the Habitual
Exercise of Love to God, 399
Hall's modern infidelity consi-
dered, 352
Harris's mammon, or covetous.
ness the sin of the Christian
church, 367

Hinton's Christian Sympathy, 39
Hodgkin's lectures on the means

of promoting and preserving
health, 311

Holy bible, the, with original
notes, &c., 167

Holy bible, the condensed com-
mentary, and family exposition
of the, 319

Howell' records of religious
persecution in Scotland, 240
Introduction to the study of birds,


Islanders of Ireland, the, 382
Jerusalem and its environs, a
map. 15

Knapp's life of Thomas Eddy, 192
Krummacher's Elijah the Tisb-
bite, 199

Martin's Christian Lacon, 383
Missionary Records, 39.
Monitory mother, the, 375
Mother's offering to her children,
the, 375

Mudie's the heavens," 95
the earth," 135
Notes and reflections for family
use, 320

Pocket Book, The Young Chris-
tian's, 407
Preston's golden sceptre, 343
Protestant memorial, the young
Christian's, 31
Providence, the mysteries of, and
the triumphs of grace, 232
Questions for Bible classes, 15
Reed and Matheson's narrative
of the visit to the American
churches, 351

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River Jordan, Josephus's account
of the, 63

Thames, notices of the, 169
Romish rosary, the, 187
Royalty in poverty, 86

Sabbath day in France, the, 196
Sabbath-schools institutions in Bir-
mingham, influence of, 239
teachers reward,

the, 36
Sabbath-day, sanctity of the, 148
Sailors, conversion of, 302

, Christian courage in a, 270
Sailor, a, converted by a child, 86
Sandwich islands, progress of Chris-
tianity in the, 103

Scrap Book, My, and Death-Bed
Addison on the immorality of
English tragedy, 254

A father's dying chamber, 17
Ancient records of the Baptist
church in Broadmead, Bristol,
187, 308

Bees, extraordinary instance of
their sagacity, 132

Black hole, Calcutta, dreadful
sufferings of the English in it,


Bridges, Rev. Charles, extracts
from, 15, 45, 101

Burning an Englishman at Rome,


Cromwell, Oliver, curious letter
of, 203
Dialogue, extraordinary, between
an author and the manager of
a theatre, 268
Elucidation of 1 Cor. 15-29, 61
Excellent original letter from a
dying young minister, 203
Execution, extraordinary,in Glou-
cestershire, 14

Hall, Rev. Robert, and his pulpit
cushion, 149

Hardcastle's. Rev. Thomas, let-
ters from prison, 372, 380, 388,

Hawkins, Sir John, striking il-
lustration of the dreadful ef-
fects of theatres, 295
Hill, Rev. Rowland, curious ori
gina! anecdote of, 253
How to write a letter, 133
Judge Bulstrode's striking re-
mark on playhouses, 295

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