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MONTHLY NUMBERS,

DURING THE YEAR

1846.

BY

WILLIAM CARUS WILSON, M. A.

RECTOR OF WHITTINGTON,
AND PERPETUAL CURATE OF OASTERTON

VOL. XXVIII.

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PAGE

Advice to the Labouring Farmer..

198

" Ah, Massa, you no understand it”

11

" And went and told Jesus"

131

Arracan, in Western Asia..

123

Awful Warning to Sabbath-breakers .

173

Bible Society

30

Bird-keeping

151

Burning Prayers.

155

Challenge to the Papists

140

Choice Gatherings from the Mount of Olives

154

Closing Year

177

Clothing Club

105

Colliers' Anniversary, and a Pitman's Speech.

26

Colporteurs in France

46

Cruelty killed by Kindness

30

Day of Rest..

121

Distress in Ireland

196

Earth's Changes .

22

Extract from the Missionary Report from Longkloof, South Africa .. 139

Extracts from Manton's Commentary on Jude

6
Extracts from Moffat's Missionary Labours in South Africa”

45
Failure of Potatoes.

148
Faithful Sketch

181

Family Prayers

140

Few Words on the Lord's Supper (A)

133
France

13
Given for thee

58
Glad Tidings

1

Gleanings..

62-78-94-110-126-142-157-174-203

Gold-piece

76

Harvest Gratitude in Germany

153

Heb. ii. 3....

25
History of Robert Leslie

113
Hour with God

23
Italian Funeral

19
Jeremiah viji. 6.

102
" Jesus wept”

117-197
John Fraron, the Fruit-seller

106

John xii. 35..

17

Kuruman

74

Letter from Abroad

165

Let your Requests be made known unto God

10

Life compared..

192

Long Eternity

195

“Love your Enemies'

171
Martyr's Love...

76
Mary G-

97

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PAGE Meditations for March

48 April..

64 May

80 June.

96 July

112 August.

128 September

144 October

160 November

176 December

201 Memoir of Old Crook

65 Missionary Legacy

186 Molly Gay.

33—49 Mother's Faith and Love.

43 Parents of Sunday-schools (To)

41 Persecutions at Dingle

14 Poor Cottager's Death

161 Poor may do good

12 Praying Mother

145 Prospects of a Convert

14 Prosperity..

59 Rainy Sundays

71 Remarkable Conversion of a Sailor

76 Responsibility of Parents

84 Rona Lighthouse..

92 Sabbath Morning Meditation

69 Sinner's Condition.

11 Spade Husbandry

200 Support in Death

168 Suttee in the Upper Provinces.

108 “Take with you words, and turn unto the Lord”. Temperance..

63—79—95-111—127—143—158—175 That Time will come

193 “ The Devil helped me'

43 Thomas Murray

129 Thoughts on Faith

163 True Account of a Dying Scene

2 True Happiness

81 Various Members of a Family may be useful

15 Warning to the Young

86 Watermen employed on the River Severn and the Worcester and Bir. mingham Canal

27 Widow's Mite..

31 Word to the Weary

73 Wreck of the “Great Liverpool

90 POETRY: Hymn

15 | Intended Visit to a Parishioner 93 Consolations 16 | Eternity

108 " It is I, be not afraid” 32 Praise

109 Christian Union

60 | Thoughts on the Sabbath Chimes 124 Where is Rest ?

61 The Wonderful Axe, (from the The Poor Man to the Discon

Olney Hymns)

141 tented Rich..

77 | The End of the World Jacob

77 The Contrast .. Ezekiel vi. 16.. 92 | The Song of Simeon

202

141 150

FRIENDLY VISITOR.

No. 328,

JANUARY, 1846.

Vol. 28.

GLAD TIDINGS.

Come with me to the garden of Eden. Look back to the hour which succeeded man's apostacy.

See the golden chain which bound man to God, and God to man, sundered, apparently forever, and this wretched world, groaning under the weight of human guilt, and its Maker's curse, sinking down, far down into a bottomless abyss of misery and despair. See that awful Being who is a consuming fire, encircling it on every side, and wrapping it, as it were, in an atmosphere of flame. Hear from his lips the tremendous sentence, “ Man has sinned, and man must die." See the king of terrors advancing with gigantic strides to execute the awful sentence, the grave expanding her jaws to receive whatever might fall before his wide wasting scythe, and hell beneath, yawning dreadful to engulf forever its guilty, helpless, despairing victims. Such was the situation of our ruined race after the apostacy. Endeavour, if you can, to realize its horrors. Endeavour to forget, for a moment, that you ever heard of Christ or his Gospel. View yourselves as immortal beings hastening to eternity, with the curse of God's broken law, like a flaming sword pursuing you; death, with his dart dipped in mortal poison, awaiting you; a dark cloud, fraught with the lightnings of divine vengeance rolling over your heads; your feet standing in slippery places, in darkness; and the bottomless pit beneath expecting your fall. Then, when not only all hope, but all possibility of escape seemed taken away, suppose the flaming sword suddenly quenched, the sting of death extracted, the sun of righteousness bursting forth and painting a rainbow on the before threatening cloud, a golden ladder let down from the opening gates of heaven, while a choir of angels, swiftly descending, exclaim, “Behold we bring

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