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HOW TO MAKE A LITTLE MONEY Christians he belonged. With some GO A LONG WAY.

little hesitancy he replied, that he A good breakfast, dinner, or sup. was an Unitarian. A cloud of grief per.-Put llb of rice and itb of passed over the face of the pious hisScotch barley into two gallons of wa- torian, but again all was as before. ter, and boil them gently for 4 hours The hour passed pleasantly, and the over a slow fire, then add 4 oz. of moment of parting came. D'Aubigné treacle and 1 oz. of salt, and

took the hand of the Unitarian, and whole simmer for half an hour. It fixing a look of great earnestness will produce 16lbs of good food. upon him, said, “I am sorry for A savoury dish.-Put Itb of rice

your error. Go to your Bible-study into 5 pints of cold water, boil it it--pray over it-and light will be gently for 2 hours, by which time it

given you. God was manifest in will be a thick paste, then add 2 pints the flesh.of skim milk, and 2 oz. of strong

THE FABLED PURGATORY. cheese, grated fine, a little pepper and salt, and boil the whole very Is aught dishon’ring to the Lord gently for another hour. It will Taught us in his most Holy Word? produce 9lbs. of macaroni rice. Can fabled Romish flames efface

Sweet rice.--Put llb of rice into Sins unremoved by Jesu's grace? into 5 pints of cold water, and boil

O! no: that Saviour's name we bless it gently for 2 hours, till it is a thick

Whom God has made “our Rightepaste, then add 2 pints of skim milk

ousness;" and 4 oz. of treacle, and boil all very

We trust his blood, so freely spilt, gently for another hour. It will

Which cleanses us from ALL our produce 9 lbs of sweet rice.

guilt. Rice pudding:

Tie lið of rice in a pudding bag, so loose as to be ca- PRAYER.-O God the Father, for pable of holding 5lbs. Let it boil Jesus Christ's sake, grant me the gently till it swells enough quite to Holy Spirit; that I may rightly unfill the bag. Turn it out, and pour derstand and fully profit by the read2 oz. of treacle over it.

ing and hearing of thy Holy ScripThe expense of any of these dishes tures. --- Amen. is less than one penny a lb.

THE BIBLE.—The Bible is the Pea soup without meat.-Take a only book in the world which we pint of whole peas, and let them soak read with a feeling sense of its reall night. Next day put them into ality. We are certain that there is 3 quarts of boiling water, and let no mistake. The rock upon which them boil till tender, then mash them we stand never becomes slippery. together so as to form a paste, and How firmly does the mind rest, how put them back into the water along securely investigate truths which with a quantity of turnips and car- seem inscribed in perpetual marble rots, all cut into dice, with some by the finger of Omnipotence. The sliced onions. Let the soup simmer discoveries of modern science in gently for 2 hours, then thicken with many ways elucidate and confirm, oatmeal, season with pepper and but never disprove Scripture. Even salt.

geology, the favourite handmaid of Dr. D'AUBIGNE.—Dr. Sewall, in infidelity, hangs her blushing head, his late tour in Europe, in company

when detected in a futile attempt to with an Unitarian clergyman from contradict truth itself, the truth of New England, paid a visit to the the living God. justly celebrated writer of the “His- RAILING.–There is no kind of tory of the Reformation,” Merle revenge so poor and pitiful as railing; D'Aubigné. Soon after their intro- for every dog can bark: and he that duction, D’Aubigné inquired of the rails, makes another noise indeed, clergyman to what denomination of but not a better.

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CONFESSIONS OF A RETIRED DOMESTIC ECONOMY. -Two PUBLICAN. -- Meeting a few days glasses of gin per day, at 1d. per since with a retired publican, who in glass, cost in the year £4 11 3 his time kept some of the best houses A man's hat

£0 6 0 in London, the following conversa- Neckkerchief

0 1 4 tion ensued.

Pair of stockings 0 1 9 “With what material do you adul- Pair of shoes

8 6 terate porter ?”

Cotton shirt

0 4 0 “You mean second brewing, I Quilting waistcoat suppose ?"

Fustian coat

0 16 0 "I don't know what you call it; Ditto trousers, lined 0 7 6 I only know that you mix some stuff Pair woman's stockings 0 1 6

Printed cotton gown

( 5 6 “Well, we call that second brew- Chemise and muslin cap 0 3 8 ing. We can make a barrel and a Pair woman's shoes 0 4 0 half out of one barrel which we have Flannel petticoat

0 2 6 from the brewers. We put in about Coarse cloth cloak 0 70 two quarts of water to six of porter; Pair large blankets 0 12 0 then, of course, it looks very weak, Pair large cotton sheets 06 0 so we get some of the coarsest sugar, or treacle, and mix with it, then it Equivalent to the gin £4 11 3 looks very strong, and tastes very SELF-TAXATION.--Notwithstandsweet. I have known people to put ing poverty, there is expended annuin a piece of horse's flesh, and that ally about £80,000,000 in strong gives it a strong flavour.”

drink. Was it not for this, we “How is it that after persons have should be a flourishing nation. Our drank a little, they want more? It population is 27,000,000; out of seems to create a thirst."

this take 8,000,000 total abstainers, "Why, when they put in the sugar and 8,000,000 children, we have and things, they take care to put in remaining 11,000,000, who spend plenty of salt; so the more they £80,000,000 in strong drink, which drink, the more they want."

averages more than £7 per head for “What do they put in ale?” drinks which neither satisfy hunger

“We cannot put so much in ale, nor quench thirst. because it will not bear it; it is not Duty in 1843 on Hops £ 266,895 so thick, and if they put much in

Malt . 4,971,777 that they would be found out."

Spirits 5,161,616 “What do they put in gin ?".

Wine . 1,500,600 They used to put in vitriol; but the people don't like it so hot as they

£11,900,888 did, so they are obliged to put in Total abstainers pay no part of this something more mild.” He said tax, nor of the £80,000,000 which that he had asked Mr. H.'s foreman these liquors cost. what he could put in gin to improve IRISH TEMPERANCE.--The folit, and the answer was,

“ We put in lowing table shews that the conall that it will bear, and if you at- sumption of spirits in Ireland has tempt to put anything more in to been reduced one-half in four years: improve it, you will only spoil it." --1837, 11,235,635 gallons ; 1838, “How do they make the crust on 12,296,342 gallons; 1839, 10,815,799

gallons; 1840, 7,401,051 gallons ; “That comes on by being kept a 1841, 6,485,443 gallons. It is said long time; but many persons get the that the number of early improviold dirty bottles and put some fresh dent marriages has much decreased in, and sell it for best old port.” in those parts where Father Mathew

WILLIAM HORLEY. has the greatest number of disciples. 2, Cow Walk, Peckham.

-Poor Law Gazette.

port?"

MEDITATIONS FOR APRIL. " And the Lord turned and looked leased on this day; and many have upon Peter."-LUKE xxii. 61. been gratified. But if they do not

leave on the earthly Sabbath, they Jesus, let thy pitying eye

enter on the heavenly one. For Call back a wandering sheep!

there remaineth a rest to the people False to thee, like Peter, I

of God.—Jay. Would fain, like Peter, weep : O for such a look as would bring

“Come unto me, all ye that labour me presently down, like Zaccheus,

and are heavy laden, and I will from the sycamore of my self-conceit

give you rest.”—MATT. xi. 28. and self-righteousness, and from my best beloved sins and idols, and cause

Does the Gospel word proclaim me to receive Christ joyfully into my

Rest for those who weary be? heart, and go with cheerfulness to

Then, my soul, put in thy claimhis house, and receive the seal of his

Sure that promise speaks to thee: covenant, saying : “My Lord and

Marks of grace I cannot shew, my God!”- Willison.

All polluted is my best;
Yet I weary am, I know,

And the weary long for rest.
“Rejoice in the Lord alway."-
Phil. iv. 4.

Resolve to take no rest till you be

in the element and place of soulRejoice, believer in the Lord,

rest, where solid rest indeed is. Who makes your cause his own; Rest not till you be with Christ. The hope that's built upon his Word

Though all the world should offer Can ne'er be overthrown.

their best, turn them by with disThe true comforter in all distress dain ; if they will not be turned by, is only God, through his Son Jesus

throw them down, and go over Christ; and whosoever hath him, them, and trample upon them. Say, hath company enough, although he

You have no rest to give me, nor were in a wilderness all alone; and

will I take any at your hands, nor he that hath twenty thousand in his from any creature. There is no rest company, if God be absent, is in a for me till I be under His shadow, miserable wilderness and desolation.

who endured so much trouble to In him is all comfort, and without purchase my rest, and whom having him is none.-Cranmer.

found, I may sit down quiet and

satisfied; and when the men of the “Call the Sabbath a delight.”

world may boast of the highest conIs. lyiii. 3.

tent, I will outvie all with this one

word: "My beloved is mine, and I Thanks to thy name, O Lord, that we

am his.”Leighton.
One glorious Sabbath more behold;
Our Shepherd, let us meet with thee
Among thy sheep, within thy fold.

“Faith which worketh by love."

GAL. v. 6. Philip Henry would often say,

at the close of his Sabbath devotions,

O might we, through thy grace, at“Well, if this be not heaven, it must

tain be the way to it.” Yes, it is then

The faith thou never wilt reprove! Christians often feel themselves, like

The faith that purges every stainJacob in his vision, at the gate. They

The faith that always works by love! have earnests and foretastes of the Love attempts much for God, glory to be revealed. Perhaps they looking to the command; and Faith are never so willing as then to go. expects much from God, looking to Many of them have wished to be re- the promise.--Anon.

FOSTER, PRINTER, KIRKBY LONSDALE.

FRIENDLY VISITOR.

No. 332,

MAY, 1846.

Vol. 28.

MEMOIR OF OLD CROOK.

I visited this dear interesting old man (aged 90 or 91,) with my sister, in August, 1840. He was living with his married grandson, who had several children, and being very poor, had not much time or inclination to attend to his poor old grandfather, who, from age and infirmity, was unable to move, except to creep out when fine, and sit in the little garden belonging to the cottage.

I left my sister's house in August; and in her letters to me afterwards she often mentioned old Crook, as she knew I was much interested about him. This poor old man seemed to be inder God's care, blessing, and teaching. “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him ;' and he seemed to be encamped round about this dear old man, so happy and content did he appear in the midst of poverty and neglect.

I read to him a few verses of Scripture on the first day I saw him. He was sitting in the sun under a vine which covered one side of his cottage. He was very deaf, but very anxious to catch every word out of the Scriptures.

Soon after I left that sweet rural part of Hants; my sister thus mentions him in a letter:

August, 1841.–To day after dinner we walked up to see old Crook, and to take him something to eat. He was delighted and grateful. He asked me who that dear lady was who had been to read to him? when I told him, he said with great emphasis, "God bless her dear heart;" and then he went on recounting God's mercies to him in sending so many dear friends to him; saying, “1 bless God for making me know so much of his word, but I should dearly love to read it, for I can't remember a great deal. My Saviour is a precious Saviour to me. I

pray to him all day long to save me and make me know more, and he hears me he hears me, blessed be his

He is a blessed Saviour.” Isabel read to him the 27th and 23rd Psalms, which he seemed quite to feast upon; and when she had done, he said, God bless her dear little heartGod will bless her.".

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In another letter my sister writes

October 27th, 1841.-I have not much news. Our life is SQ still and regular, that the days, roll over our heads like the waves of the sea, sometimes without a ripple, sometimes more swollen, when like the disciples on the lake, while Jesus was sleeping, my heart begins to sink, for want of a stronger faith; but his kind voice always seems to say so gently, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” What can we fear if Jesus be in the ship with us? and “he knoweth our frames he remembereth that we are but dust." Poor old Crook said to-methe other day," Mr. B.,” the clergyman of the parish, has read to me such a Psalm, the 118th. Such comfortable words, they are enough to make a man beside himself. I have had much difficulty in thinking who the Holy Ghost is; but after praying to God to teach me, it is all made plain to me; and since that my mind has been so opened to understand the Scriptures-every day I seem to see more in them. Once I used to take great pleasure in having a parcel of foolish books read to me, and I liked to hear them better than the Bible; but now I can't bear them—I don't know how I feel when any one reads them. I feel terrible.. I hate the things I used to like so much. I laid awake last night, but I felt comfortable. I was praying to God, and thinking of all my dear friends." Yesterday, in our walk to a village near this, I ran into bis cottage to leave him a piece of meat. I told him I could not stay to read to him, as we were going to walk, but that I wished God might be with him to comfort him. He said, "Well, thank you! you will come another day, and I hope you will have a very happy walk.” - November 9.-On my last visit to him he said, “ We have all great duties to do.. I hope God will help us to do them all before die.”. I said to him, “I hope you do not think that our salvation will depend upon our doing our duties?”. Oh, no!” he answered, “I know that very well; we can do nothing of ourselves; it is God who must work in all of us.” He told me that he had been seeking God for twenty years, and that he was first brought to God by attending a chapel where there was a preacher who explained the Bible to him in very plain language, and then he said, "I have been afflicted with illness more or less these twenty years, so that I have had all that time to be thinking of God: and I do think of him. . When I was young and well, I did not think of these things."

Jan. 1, 1842.-If you could see how poor old Crook is

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