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that I could have thrown myself into the engagement with all my onergy, but I have not strength of body this evening. God sparing me, I shall be happy on some futuro occasion to say something on this great matter, in which my sympathies have beon enlisted for some years, and which I love with a stronger affection now than I did when I entered, as a little boy, into the sabbath school, thirty-nine years ago. I beg, most cordially, to second the resolution.
The motion was submitted to the meeting by Mr. Watson, and cordially adopted.
The CHAIRMAN acknowledged the vote. He said, I beg most sincerely to thank you for the kind manner in which you have received this resolution. But I will not say one word to weakon the effect of the last address by our friend from Jamaica. I trust that the solemn words of advice that he has addressed to us will remain in our memories and influence our hearts. I am quite sure that you will allow mo, as the organ and mouth-piece of this meeting, to convey your thanks to the gentlemen who hare so ably addressed us this evening, to express your sympathy with Mr. Robinson in his indisposition, and your hope that next year he will be able to take a more active part in our proceedings. I very cordially thank you for the way in which you have received my services.
The third hymn having been sung, the Rev. WILLIAM BROCK pronounced the benediction, and the proceedings terminated.
Whit-Monday, June 13th, 1859.
'Tis past, 'tis past, the yoar is gono, Time on its wings hath hurried on; And many hearts have ceased to beat, And we may ne'er again thus meet.
How many voices sweet and young,
in wisdom planned ;
“God is Love."-Clayton.
Is it far away, in some region old,
“Not there, not there, my child !"
“Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy !
JOURNAL OF EDUCATION.
VOLUME THE FOURTEENTH.
1 8 6 3.
SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION, 56, OLD BAILEY, E.C.
OUR readers have now before them the first volume of another
fifty years' series. It has been a pleasing labour to gather together the well-considered thoughts of about thirty kind contributors, who have never permitted the Editor to feel any anxiety as to his pages being filled with interesting and useful articles. The thanks of the readers of the Magazine are due, and no doubt are frequently rendered to them, for the pleasure and instruction which have been thus received. It is, perhaps, due to our contributors, that this opportunity should be taken for stating that the influence of their labours is not limited to the immediate readers of the Magazine. Sunday school and other periodicals reach us from our own and foreign lands, in which we find numerous extracts from our pages, and that to an extent which often both surprises and gratifies us.
A pleasing instance of the extent of this influence has recently occurred. In our number for April we narrated a touching incident in connexion with the distress in Lancashire during the last winter, under the title of "The Honest Sunday Scholar." That narrative was read in Australia, and moved the hearts of the teachers and scholars of the Surrey Hills Wesleyan school, Sydney, who have remitted the sum of Five Pounds for the use of the lad, who, in circumstances of almost irresistible temptation, was enabled, under the influence of the truths learnt in the Sunday school, to say, “Yes, we are very bad off, but I go to Sunday school, and I love Jesus, and I couldn't be dishonest.”
Our career would present a great contrast to the actual events of human life, if there were no causes for regret mingled with these reasons for thankfulness. The most painful circumstance which has