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LONDON : PUBLISHED BY WARD AND CO., 27, PATERNOSTER ROW:

T. M. ALLGOOD, PRINTER, BROAD STREET, WORCESTER.

PREFACE.

In presenting to our readers another volume of our Magazine, custom allows us the privilege of saying a few words respecting the labours of another year. It has been a year of great importance to us as a nation, and to the christian church. War has filled our land with horror and weeping; and a fierce panic has stricken down our commerce, and let loose avarice and her sister vices. Many hopeful signs have appeared in the church to indicate the onward progress of the gospel. We have endeavoured to reflect the shadow of passing events, as far as they relate to spiritual things, and to point out what seems most demanded by the spirit of the times.

Much useful information has been given respecting the state of our Connexion. Its present position is of a most encouraging nature ; and we trust the long years of strife have passed, and a new spirit is animating all. Our home efforts have been extended, especially in Wales; and fresh fields are constantly inviting our labours. Africa has heartily received our brother TROTTER, and rejoices in hope. Let us all be earnest and united ; alive to the wants of our age ; and prepared to occupy the posts which Providence assigns to us.

Again we invite attention to the claims of our periodical. The circulation does not yet meet the expenses of its production, and must be increased. Will our readers try to increase its circulation in their own spheres, and to aid us during the coming year by their contributions to its pages ? Death has robbed us of some of our valued co-adjutors. The venerable BRIDGMAN, whose pen often enriched the columns of the Harbinger, has gone to his home; and many old friends have bidden us farewell here. Their departing voices call upon each to "work while it is day, for the night cometh in which no man can work."

Africa 15, 29, 35, 46, 81, 83, 119, 148, 160, 168, 182 Missions, our

62 Bequest 63 (199 Missionary Society account

128 Cheshunt College

14, 64, 81, 88, 117, 130 Monthly Review, 9, 24, 25, 42, 56, 74, 102, 111, 144, Christ's Whip of Small Cords

71 162, 178, 196. Christian Portraiture, 7,21, 39, 53 Mormonism, Rise of

137 Congregational Union,

175 Notices to Correspondents 15, 31, 46, 48, 63, 64, Contributions, 16, 32, 47, 64, 84, 104, 120, 134, 136, 83, 104, 136, 152, 168, 184. 152, 168, 184, 200

Notes and Queries

9, 26, 41, 55, 109, 143 Countess of Huntingdon 120.--Relict of, 80 | Old Store

9, 25, 73, 109, 161, 193 CONNEXION INTELLIGENCE-

POETRY Ashford, 91, 103, 164; Avebury, 115; Bath, 93 ;

God bless Sion

31 Bearfield, 93 ; Basingstoke, 93 ; Birmingham, Italy

80 164; Bristol, 44, 94; Bodmin, 94; Brighton, 80, Pray without ceasing

84 94; Canterbury, 94, 115; Conference, si, 102, Peasant's Reply

109 123; Canada, 11 ; Clare, 13; Cheltenham, 58, Sorrowing Saints

200 94, 147 ; Cradley, 77; East Grinstead, 115 ; | Prayer for the Progress of the Gospel 168 Ebley, 14, 95, 179; Ely, 96; Frome, 147; Ford- | Positive Theology

41 ham, 90 ; Goring, 27, 133; Gloucester, 45, 77, Progress of Puseyism

11 96, 103; Hereford, 97; Kidderminster 27, 97; spnrgeon, his Preaching and Power

185 Leamington, 101, 103 ; Leigh Sinton 181 ;

REVIEWSLondon District, 81 ; Mold, 164, 180 ; Maidstone

Memoir of the Rev. J. Finley

57 11, 20, 62, 77, 102, 134, 197; Malvern, 15, 28, 61; Butler's Sermons

57 98; Margate, 98; Middleton, 99; Petworth, 26 :

Hours with Mystics Rochdale, 28, 45, 165; Ruthin, 103, 134, 148, 197;

Fatal Step

76 St. Ives, 62, 99 ; Sion Chapel, London, 10, 46, Christ and his Church

76 79, 98 ; Southstoke, 27, 96; Spa Fields, 14, 78, Rev. J. Bridgeman's Address

199 181; Swansea, 99; Sandown, 27, 78, 181 : Tur

Wages of Sin

111 ner's Hill, 95; Trustee' Accounts, 100, 101, 129;

Coronet and Cross ditto Report, 91 ; Tyldesley, 116 ; Tunbridge Common-place Book of Thoughts

143 Wells, 99, 147; Wivelscombe, 46, 115; Western

Life of Charlotte Bronte

143 District, 81, 116, 163, 181 ; Weston, 114, 198; Boy's Picture Gallery

144 Worcester, 27, 103, 198; Walworth, 14, 46, 116; Come Home

162 Yarmouth 100,

Memoir of the Rev. W. H, Hew itson

195 Departure of Rev. J. Trotter to Africa, 148, 165 The Indian Munity

196 Editor, to the

10,58, 112, 113, 162, 181 Education Society

100, 128, 136

Sherman, Rev. J. Foreign Department

29, 198

Special Appeal,

THEM THAT SLEEP Guthrie, Dr., on “I will sprinkle clean water

Dr. Harris, upon you,"

49
T. Wilks, Esq.

28 Human Weakness

38 India,

43 189 Mr. B. Smith

58 India, cries and claims

169 Rev. J. Howes Lost Books of the Bible.

58 141

Mr. Flanders Millenarianism

76 165, 173 Mrs. Willcocks MEMOIRS

Rev. B. Woodward

104 Rev. A. Elliott

120 1 Rev. J. Dryden Rev. Dr. Harris

17, 33 Rev. J. Bridgeman Rev. J. Howes

65 Things New and Old, 22, 40, 54, 73, 108, 141 159, Mrs. E. Willcocks

85 190 Mrs. Phillips

105 Turkey, Rev. W. Aldridge

117 | Youths' Department Rev. J. Bridgeman 153 Whitfield's Tomb

60

120, 176

165 121, 145

148

30 23, 192

THE HARBINGER.

JANUARY, 1857.

MEMOIR OF THE LATE REV. ANTHONY ELLIOTT,

SIERRA LEONE. “ The fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever ?" Familiar to our readers has been the name of Anthony Elliott, for many years; and although, from his advanced age, we could scarcely have expected his long continuance in the body, his death somewhat surprized us. He is gone to enjoy the rest which remains for the people of God.

“There's rest in heaven. The pilgrim's feet
Here reach their last, their sure retreat;
The lowering storm, the wintry blast

That beat his weary head, are past.' Although he was not a great man, we have no hesitation in saying he was a good man ; if not eloquent, useful ; of no great learning, for his knowledge of reading was acquired only in leisure hours ; but he had learned the way of salvation. He loved his Bible, and understood its precepts ; lived a life of faith upon the Son of God; was desirous of promoting His glory, and the good of his fellow men ; and by his integrity, perseverance, and prudence, he acquired considerable influence among his associates ; and having used his “talentwell, died full of years and honors ; and has, doubtless, ere this received the approval of his Master and the “well done good and faithful servant.” Although probably not much heard of beyond his own circle, he might with propriety say of himself and his congregations, “Doubtless thou art our Father, though A braham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not." Yet our departed friend occupied an important position among a useful body of christians, who, for upwards of sixty years, unaided by European counsel and support, have been banded together in the gospel in the colony of Sierra Leone. Little or no mention is made of them in the missionary reports of other Societies, hence an allusion to their early history and progress will not be deemed out of place, especially as the subject of this memoir was so immediately identified with their history, and as it affords proof of the comparatively insignificant means sometimes employed to extend the Redeemer's kingdom.

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