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cut off, to be sent to the little girl, that she might see how God had heard her prayers. I hope you, too, will soon learn to love to pray for others, and that, if any of your friends are in trouble, you will be ready at once to help them, by praying for them; and, when you hear of the poor heathen, your heart will be full of pity, and you will pray

to God to teach them.


mercy, the seat of glory a seat of grace; so that with boldness we may come and appear before God, to ask and find grace in time convenient! Again, what a verity and constant truth in God is this, that he would, according to his promise made first unto Adam, and so to Abraham and others, in his time accomplish it by sending his Son so graciously! would doubt hereafter of anything that he hath promised? And as for Christ's love, O whose heart can be able to think of it anything as it deserveth? He being God would become man: he being rich would become poor: he being Lord of the world became a servant to us all: he being immortal would become mortal, miserable, and taste of all God's curses, yea, even of hell itself for us! confess His blood was nothing too dear, his life he nothing considered, to bring us from Ideath to life. But this his love needeth more hearty

Now I have explained to you these four parts of prayer, I must say a few words about how you ought to pray. 1st. You must pray humbly and seriously: God is very, very great: it is an awful thing for a child to offend him by light and thoughtless prayers. 2nd. When you your sins, you must be sorry for them: you are sorry when your dear parents are angry, and you ought to be much more sorry when you have made the great God angry. 3rd. When you ask God for any mercy, you should heartily desire it. It will not do to ask God to make you a good child, and take you to heaven, if in your heart you do not care how you behave. You do not ask your parents for any thing unless you really wish for it; this is what you should feel about those things you ask of God. 4th. You must feel quite sure that God is willing to hear your prayers, and often think of those gracious words," Ask, and it shall be given you." 5th. Since you cannot pray aright of yourself, you must ask for the Holy Spirit to teach you to pray.

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THE LOVE OF GOD EVIDENCED IN GIVING HIS SON. In hearing that this which we take and eat is Christ's body broken for our sins and his blood shed for our iniquities, we are occasioned to call to mind the infinite greatness of God's mercy and truth, and of Christ's love towards us. For what a mercy is this-that God would, for man being lost through his wilful sins, be content, yea, desirous to give his own only Son," the image of his substance, the brightness of his glory," "being in his own bosom," to be made man for us, that we men by him might be, as it were, made gods! What a mercy is this-that God the Father so should tender us, that he would make this his Son, being co-equal with him in divinity, a mortal man for us, that we might be made immortal by him! What a kindness is this-that the Almighty Lord should send to us his enemies his dear darling to be made poor, that we by him might be made rich! What bowels of compassion is this-that the omnipotent Creator of heaven and earth would deliver his own only beloved Son for his creatures, to be not only "flesh of our flesh and bone of our boncs," that we might by him through the Holy Ghost be made one with him, and so with the Father, by communicating the merits of his flesh, that is, righteousness, holiness, innocency, and immortality, but also to be a slain sacrifice for our sins, to satisfy his justice, to convert and turn death into life, to make sin unto us grace, hell to us heaven, misery felicity! What a mercy is this-that God will raise up this his Son Christ, not only to justify and regenerate us, but also in his person to demonstrate unto us our state which we have; for in his coming we shall be like unto him! O wonderful mercy of God, which would assume this his Christ, even in human body, into the heavens, to take and keep there possession for us, to lead our captivity captive, to appear before him always praying for us, to make the throne of justice a throne of

weighing than many words speaking; and, therefore, the receipt of this supper, as I would you would I omit and leave it to your consideration. So that, in tremble at God's wrath for sin, so would I have you to couple to that terror and fear true faith, by which ye might be assuredly persuaded of God's mercy towards you, and Christ's love, though all things else preached the contrary.-Bradford's Sermon on the Lord's Supper.


in God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the covenants and appointments made between God and us, is our salvation. Wherefore I have ever noted the covenants in the margins, and also

the promises. Moreover, where thou findest a pro

mise, and no covenant expressed therewith, there must thou understand a covenant; that we, when we be received to grace, know it to be our duty to keep the law. As for an example, when the scripture saith, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Matt. vii.), it is to be understood, if that, when thy neighbour asketh, seeketh, or knocketh unto thee, thou then show him the same mercy which thou desirest of God, then hath God bound himself to help thee again, and else not.-Tyndale.



No. XV.

How rare a spectacle didst thou present,
O London, on that memorable day,
When multitudes combined in grim array
To menace and coerce the parliament!
Thy loyal citizens, with one consent,

Stood ready to defeat the wild assay,
Till, like a thunder-cloud, did pass away
The peril that seem'd once so imminent.
Soldiers were there in thousands; but not one

Was seen, nor was there heard the sound of riot:
From morning till the setting of the sun
Thy streets display'd almost a sabbath's quiet.
Sublime event! whose influence for weal
The universal human world will feel!

J. D. H.

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ST. MARGARET'S, IPSWICH. IPSWICH is a town in Suffolk, about 25 miles E.S.E. from Bury St. Edmunds, and 69 N.E. from London. It is seated on an acclivity, bounded on the west and south by the river Orwell, and sheltered by hills on the north and northeast. It appears to have derived its name from the Gyppen, or Gypping, a small stream which flows into the Orwell. The following is the account given of this town by Camden :

find in the Survey-book of England, out of this town queen Edeva had two parts, and earl Guert a third part; and burgesses there were eight hundred, paying custom to the king. But, after the Normans had possessed themselves of England, they erected a pile or castle here, which Hugh Bigod defended for a good while against Stephen, the usurping king of England, but surrendered it in the end. This fort is now quite gone, so as there remain not so much as the ruins thereof. Some say it was in the parish of Westfield hard by, where is "Near unto the mouth of this river we saw to be seen the rubbish of a castle, and where old Ipswich, in times past Gippwich, a fair town re- Gipwic, as men say, stood in times past. I think sembling a city, situate in a ground somewhat verily it was then demolished when king Henry low, which is the eye, as it were, of this shire, II. laid Waleton castle near unto it even with the as having a haven commodious enough, fenced in ground. For it was a place of refuge for rebels; times past with a trench and rampire, of good and here landed those 3,000 Flemings whom the trade, and stored with wares, well peopled and nobles of England had called in against him, full of inhabitants, adorned with fourteen churches, what time as he unadvisedly had made prince and with goodly, large, and stately edifices. I say Henry his son king, and of equal power with himnothing of four religious houses now overturned, self; and the young man, knowing no mean, and that sumptuous and magnificent college, would be in the highest place or none, set upon a which cardinal Wolsey, a butcher's son of this furious desire of the kingdom, most unnaturally place, here began to build, whose vast mind waged war against his own father. Albeit, these reached always at things too high.....As touch-castles are now clean decayed and gone, yet this ing the antiquity thereof, so far as ever I could observe, the name of it was not heard of before the Danish invasion, whereof it smarted. For, in the year of salvation 991, the Danes sacked and spoiled it and all the sea-coast with so great cruelty, that Siritius, archbishop of Canterbury, and the nobles of England thought it the safest and best course they could take to redeem and buy their peace of them for the sum of ten thousand pounds. Nevertheless, within nine years they made spoil of this town again; and presently thereupon the Englishmen valiantly encountered them in the field; but through the cowardly running away of one man alone, named Turkill, as writeth Henry of Huntingdon (for, in matter of war, things of small weight otherwise are of right great moment and sway very much), our men were put to flight, and let the victory slip out of their hands. In the reign of St. Edward, as we


shore is [defended sufficiently with a huge bankthey call it Langerston-that for two miles or thereabout in length lieth forth into the main sea, not without great danger and terror of such as sail that way: howbeit the same serveth very well for fishermen to dry their fishes, and after a sort is a defence unto that spacious and wide haven of Orwell."

Of the fourteen churches mentioned by Camden, twelve remain. St. Margaret's is a spacious edifice, with a plain tower at the east end. The nave is of a more enriched character, in the later style of architecture, and is lighted by a row of ten windows on a side, each of three lights. This church suffered much and was seriously defaced in the great rebellion. The parliamentary visitors stripped it of most of its decorations, destroyed the paintings, and removed the statues of the twelve apostles. It is well that the building itself was


not demolished. The principal entrance is by the were tinged with a warm gleam; and the vane of south porch, over the doorway of which are three a solitary church spire shone like a star, though niches. its towers and grey walls were yet in shade. At Ipswich is celebrated as the birth-place of car-length the smiling landscape stood forth in all its dinal Wolsey, the son, it is said, of a butcher, who beauty; and sounds of busy life told that the afterwards reached almost the highest pinnacle of day's labour was begun. Fogs had lingered in power, and whose fall may add another testimony the valley; but they, too, melted rapidly in the to the unstable nature of earthly distinctions. The sunbeams, till every glen and glade, prattling college that he founded in his native town did not streamlet and green meadow, was rendered survive the founder's prosperity. visible.

At Ipswich several, in the days of popish persecution, yielded their lives at the stake for the gospel sake. Among them may be mentioned a clergyman, Robert Samuel, who was burnt here in 1555; also Alexander Gooch and Alice Driver, who confessed the faith with the utmost boldness. An account of these martyrs may be found in Fox's Acts and Monuments. The words of Driver at her condemnation may fitly be transcribed here: they are worthy of everlasting remembrance: "Have you no more to say?" cried the courageous woman. "God be honoured: you be not able to resist the Spirit of God in me poor woman. I was an honest poor man's daughter, never brought up in the university, as you have been; but I have driven the plough before my father many a time (I thank God); yet, notwithstanding, in the defence of God's truth and in the cause of my Master Christ, by his grace I will set my foot against the foot of any of you all in the maintenance and defence of the same; and, if I had a thousand lives, they should go for payment thereof."

The population of Ipswich at the last census was 23,875.



List to soft winds, sporting the woods among ;
Or 'mid the corn, causing those rustling sounds
Which seem as if the ears themselves had life,
And would form words expressive of that praise
The psalmist calls upon inanimate things
To body forth.-M. R.

WHAT more beautiful than a field of corn, when the morning sun sheds a golden tint on the ripening ears, gently rustling in the breeze, and glistening like innumerable little mirrors! Walking a few days since in one such field, screened towards the north with an extensive apple-orchard, and commanding a fine panoramic view of hill and dale, I could not help thinking how many objects of deep interest and heartfelt pleasure are within our reach, if cheerfully accepted and sought for with grateful minds.

Silvery mists obscured the valley, serene as the unruffled waters of a lake, from which uprose a gently-sloping hill, varied with corn-fields and apple-orchards loaded with ripe fruit, But, when the sun advanced some way in the heavens, it was beautiful to observe the wandering of his beams among the nooks and shady hollows of that rounded hill; how they seemed to visit one recess, then another, chasing the shades that brooded thickly, till cottage windows were seen to glitter where heretofore no dwelling had been visible. Presently the topmost boughs of a row of elms

The field in which I stood was visited in its turn; and the glossy stems of the ripe corn appeared like burnished shafts. Not a cloud had wandered across the clear blue heavens; but, now uprising above the distant hills, they travelled swiftly; and the sunbeams came and went; while cloud shadows fled over the undulating surface of that ample field, beauteous in their alternations of light and shade.

Homer, whose descriptions of nature are equally correct and beautiful, characterized different countries by their natural productions. One he celebrated for the laurel, another for the palm, a third for the olive, a fourth for the grape; but to maternal earth he gave the epithet of corn-bearing; and most appropriate is the appellation. Corn is the produce of almost every soil and climate: its long and ramified roots serve to fix the plant firmly in the ground, and to extract nourishment from the earth in arid places. The cylindrical stem, undulating when the wind is high, is so admirably constructed as to be rarely broken; and each ear is surmounted with long awns, evidently designed to throw off the rain without excluding the beneficial influences of air and light. Hence it happens that corn is found in countries the most dissimilar; extending from the plains of Egypt to the sixty-fifth degree of north latitude; a citizen of the vegetable world, growing as luxuriantly amid the rugged rocks of Finland as on the fields of Britain.

Flowers of all hues diversify a corn-field at this season of the year. The small bindweed (convolvulus arvensis) twines gracefully around some friendly stalk, like a green thyrsis lifting itself into air and sunshine, and holding forth its tiny lilac-coloured trumpet, in company with the corn-cockle (agrostemma githago), of which the purplish red or white tubular blossoms are seen above the ears of corn. The heart's-ease, or pansy (viola tricolor), on the contrary, hides beneath the over-arching grain, contented in its obscurity; and there, too, grows the shepherd's-needle (coriandum scandix), with its graceful tubes and small white petals-sister flowers, loving, it would seem, their lowly birth-place, and rejoicing in concealment. Their lot is low; but some humble wayfaring creature, wingless, and unable to climb the tall stems or plants that grow around, find in each a shelter. Botanists relate that the pansy, when improved by garden culture, attains extraordinary beauty; poets, that it was early dedicated to St. Valentine, because of its brilliant colours and sweet names, and growing equally in the humblest and richest soils, striking deep its roots, and, like true love, impossible to eradicate; moralists, that the heart's-ease is emblematic of the gradual development of all lovely qualities, by religious and intellectual culture; that, further, as if conscious of the source from which

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