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only distributed hand bills, but also personally visited every house in the village. Praying that the blessing of God may rest not only upon this cir

cuit, but throughout the length and
breadth of our beloved Connexion,
I am yours sincerely,

J. ROTHWELL.

POETRY. “Who covereth the Heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the Earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains,"-Psalm cxlvii. 8. Is there a God? Tell me ye woods and The breeze that gently wafts from dying lips streams,

Odours like lingering precepts ; nor the wave That bathed in many a flood of golden light, That foaming breaks against the unyielding Seem surfeited in glory; so calm and still,

rock, While sea and sky are vieing to extol

Or dies upon the shore. The lingering rays of an autumnal sun.

They point to man as their interpreter ; Is there a God? Tell me ye beauteous flowers- The chief high priest within this mighty fane : Children of earth, yet looking up to leaven, And, 'midst a host of worshippers, he dwells, With brows uncovered, and with gentle face; The image of his Maker ; upon whose brow That gem this world like stars the realms The impress of the Deity is seen; above,

And in whose eye the kindlings of his spirit. And dying teach a nobler lesson far.

I turn to him, Is there a God ? I ask the evening breeze, The “last and noblest of the works of That passes by so softly, that it scarce

Heaven;" A wakes earth's sleeping beauties; that stoops And from the deep recesses of the heart, to kiss

Like treasure hidden till the time of need, The honied breath from many a ruby lip; Comes forth the calm reply, There is a God ! And scattering perfume as it rolls away, Glides swiftly past with “healing on its wings” There is a God! a central glorious sun, To fan some fevered brow.

Filling creation with his gorgeous light; I watch the billows dash the iron bound coast

The source from which a thousand orbs

drink in Like raving maniacs struggling to be free ; I see the lightning's flash, and hear the roll

The glory that's flung o'er them, reflecting

back Of murmuring thunders o'er the troubled deep;

'Like placid lakes the brightness mirror'd And’midst the roar of elements, the clash

there,' Of surges, and the roaring winds, I ask

To vast unnumbered worlds remoter still. Is there a God ?

There is a God! An omnipresent power, I look above at yonder glittering spheres, Whose voice alone the winds and waves obey: Dwelling so closely to the verge of beaven, Who rules the storm, and calms the lightLike beacon lights to guide man's spirit home: ning's wrath, Ye sentinels that guard the gates of bliss, And lights the lamps that gild the universe ; Upon whose brows reflected glory talls,

High as the thunder-cloud the hills he rears, That fills this world with wonder! Can ye And paints with rainbow hues ten thousand solve

flowers. This mystery of mysteries?

There is a God! And everything around The woods and streams reply not; nor the Bears marks of his divinity and skill; flowers

From yonder oak that rears its lofty headThat droop their heads, and weep when night To the wild heath upon the barren crag appears ;

That blooms unnoticed and unseen expires. Rochdale, 1855.

J. H. THE PENITENT MADE HAPPY.

Tune : Fır, Far, away.Jesus, if contrite I come unto Thee,

Tbee I avouch as my Master and King; Wilt Thou forgive? Wilt Thou forgive ?

Thee will I serve; thee I'll obey ; If from the footsteps of folly I flee,

To thee my off'rings I'll cheerfully bring, 0, may I live? May I live?

And to Thee pray, to Thee pray: Thou art a Saviour, mighty to save!

For Thee the cross will I gladly sustain : Thou hast redeemed me from hell and the Thee will I follow, in pleasure, or pain; grave;

Hoping the bliss of Thy presence to gain, Jesus ! Thy mercy I earnestly crave,

In endless day-endless day. 0, let me live! Let me live!

Sing! O ye saints, and ye angels above, Thou cans't speak peace to my soul with a Praise to his name! Praise to his name!

Jesus now gives me a pledge of his love ; O, speak it now! O, speak it now!

Pardon'd I am! Saved I am! Thou can'st declare the lost wand'rer res- I am a child of my Father on high ; tored ;

I have a mansion prepared in the sky; Here Lord, I bow; here I bow :

The stream of my pleasures shall never be Ah! Do I hear Thee pronounce me forgiven? Is what I feel a sweet foretaste of heaven ?

Praise to the Lamb! Praise the Lamb! Shall I no more from Thy presence be driven?

London,

EMANUEL PEARSON, flear, then my vow, hear my vow.

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INDEX.

Page
Table-turning, &c. 166, 215, 274
The Disguised Foe

225
Taking hold of God

268
The Various Branches of Methodism 273
The Right kind of Preaching.. 369
The Prophet of the Law

538
The Evil of Sin..

540
The Righteous in Heaven

542
The Sacrament a Commemorative
Institution

546
The Mysterious Nature of Spiritual
Vitality

493
The Dying Soldier

412
The More Bishops Question
The Greater Conquest

559
Union in the Christian Church .... 141
Youthful Zeal and Diligence in the
Cause of Christ

67

446

THE CASKET.

A False and Foolish Notion
A Hint to Desponding Ministers
A Spring Lesson
A Family with Short Memories
A Wise and Pious Mother
All Creatures serving God
A Sight of a Great Man
A Wit in the Witness-box
A Fool
An Arabian Tradition
Absence of Mind
A Jewish Wedding
A Blind Rabbi
A Short Lecture to Young Men
A Contrast..
A Christian Tradesman
Anecdote of Rowland Hill
An awakened Conscience
A Mother's Prayers
Business
Christian Courtesy
Christ's Universal Reign
Chant of the Sober
Carey's High Enterprize..
Christ is All
Can Little Children do Good ?
Children in the Temple
Conversational Powers of Dr.

238
287
320
322
385
386
387
387
389
391
439
440
442
444
447
488
586
587
588

389

THEOLOGY, &c.

Page
À Contrast

214
An Evening on the Banks of the
Nile

537
Biblical Illustrations

459
Crucifixion. The..

1
Criticism

416
Cauldron. The Ecclesiastical

446
Counsels for Preachers

458
Chief characteristic of Jay

579
Christ, the Living Model of the
Believer's Life

494
Christian Union

305
Christian Education

49
Christians, Temples of God

89
Determined Zeal and Vigorous Ac-
tion, &c.

365
Difficulties

581
God is Love

539
God's Boundless Love

539
Greatness. True ...

509
Hints on Revivals.

122, 211
Individual Influence.

361
Internal and External Holiness of
the Church and its Officers .

90
Indifference to Religion

24
I am going to Sleep

222
Letter on Union

326
Man's Moral and Intellectual
Powers

77
Money in Connexion with God's
Cause

92
My Mother

311
Progress of Truth in Turkey

3
Paul, the Imprisoned Apostle

79
Religious Condition of England 118
Religion Reviewed from a Philoso-
pher's Standing Point

62
Religious Biography

370
Resolutions on Union

370
Sabbath-schools in France

367
The Age we Live in 105, 201, 257,

409, 505, 553
The Working-classes in relation to
the Gospel.

63, 111, 162
The Church

88
The Work of the Church

89
The Great Moral Revolution in the
Chinese Empire

6
The Downfall of Wicked Rulers 153

Johnson
Children
Determination
Dryden's Genius

239
287
440
484
485
321
322

323
388

488
288

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Friendship

238
Friends

239
Fenelon and Richelieu

488
Forward ! Onward ! Upward ! 588
Glasgow; a Monument of the In-

domitable Energy of the Scottish
People

536
Governing Children

443
Good Advice of an Old Lady

385
Hogarth's “ Tail-piece

387
How to Move the World

285
How to Excel

286
Heavenly Knowledge

322
How Broad-cloth is abused

240
Humility

240
Heart Study

533
Infidel Inconsistencies

585
Kossuth's Opinion of Slavery 323
Kossuth, as an Example of Genius 239
Love your Enemies

444
Medicine-taking Habits of the Age 535
Motley Assemblages

441
Mirabeau

237
Mutability of all Things

240
Mixed Metaphor

388
Mozart's Opinion of Haydn

391
Matrimony

385
Night's Adaptedness

487
Nehemiah, &c.

534
Not at Home

589
One of Christ's Lambs..

589
Public Opinion, a Nation's best
Defence

238
Perseverance

339
Professor Wilson

390
Repentance..

385
Recipe for Matrimonial Happiness 442
Sebastopol ..

288
Reverence in Children

587
Sir W. Scott and late Dr. Jones 444
Singular Conversion...

440
The Husband's Welcome

289
The Dawn of the Reformation

289
The Fruits of a Half Century in
America

535
The Mechanism of the Human Body 236
The Battle of Life

236
The Resurrection of the Body

237
The Robin

237
Think for Yourself

238
Temperance

238
The Haunted House

445
The Bible Dissected.

445
Temptation

323
The Patch of Sunlight

321
Talking and Doing

324
The Philosopher and the Child

324
The Church's Strength

484
The Minister, a Man of no Rank 486
The Power of Truth

486
The Gem

384

36

The Power of Love

13
Heroes of the Fireside

14
The People's Palace

16
African Discovery

20
An Adventure in the Sahara

21
Genealogical Questions disposed of 23
Necessity of Moral Qualifications
in the Christian Ministry

25
Importance of Intellectual ditto 25
A Singular Instance of God's Pro-
vidence and Grace

29
The most Ferocious Man in History 31
The most Unprincipled and Profli.
gate of Women

31
The Masterpiece of Duplicity and
Meanness

33
Prospects of the Church of Rome
in England.

35
Child of many Prayers
Address to the Young

37
Mormonism Examined

529
The Cloud

465
Extent of the Works of God

127
Infidel Objection to Christianity,

based on the extent of God's
Works

128
The chief Element in Heavenly Bliss 129
Sittings of the Annual Assembly 428
Stations of Ministers, &c.

431
Poisons we Indulge in

421
A Man of Courage and Decision

423
Step-mother

381
Seed Thoughts and Seedlings

572
Never Despair in any Good Cause 382
A Contemptible and Ridiculous Po.
sition

324
The Ivory Trade

345
Economy of Coal Dust

346
Christian Correspondence

346
Joseph's Waggons

347
Last Moments of Copernicus

348
Light in the Infant's Grave

349
Fruit for God

350
350

Page
Watching unto Prayer
In what are the Children of God
Manifest?

351
Snake in a Fix

351
Early Use of Tin

351
More Bishops ...

351
Anecdote of Dr. Newton

477
Spurgeon's Visit to the North 426
The Red-coat Preacher

317
The Works and Genius of Goldsmith 44
Aristocracy of Genius versus the

Aristocracy by Royal Patent .... 46
How Rome Persecutes the Dead 47
Association and Reformers

59
Wanderer Recovered

69
Greek Church in Russia

92
Schubart

92
No God Action ever Lost

92
Peace at Home ...

93
Secret of Usefulness

93
Christian Fidelity

93
Bells

94
How Men Die without the Bible 94
Immortality of Truth

94
A Great Man's Preference

94
My Mother in her Closet

95
Jehovah Sending forth His Light-
nings

95
Oratory Analysed
Milton's Literary History

133
Eliezer in search of a Wife for Isaac 139
A Page of Auto-biography

149
Too Good to be True

150
The Domestic Hearth

150
Matter for Solemn Reflection

151
Ardour in the Cause of China

152
lpstance of Devotion to the Cause
of Christ

152
Milton's Genius as a Poet

176
Irving engaged in Prayer

195
The Glorious Consummation

195
Moral Calendar of Human Life 196
Goethe's Worship of the God of
Nature

197
The Cedars of Lebanon

198
The Sultan not a follower of the
Prophet

198
Fifteen Minutes before Time

199

96

Page
REVIEW AND CRITICISM.
Autobiography of W. Jay........ 578
Biblical Literature

293
Brougham's Speech on Religious
Liberty

44
Brown's Evenings with the Pro-
phets"

537
Browne's “ Life and Labours"

399
Boardman's “The Great Question" 547
Blenham

584
Christian Advice to the Young. 292
Celatus' “ The Public Pearl”

327
Caughey's “Revival Miscellanie;" 80
Caleb Webb's “Religion, its sources,
character, and supports".

82
Corner's. Miss. “ Familiar Fables” 141
Clarkeson's “Scenes of the Bible”

497
Evangelieal Pulpit

518
Evans' “ Modern Popery" 399, 489

“The Jubilee Memorial of
Hoxton College”

25
Fleming's “Daniel's Dismissal from
his Work"

233
Follen's. Mrs. “ Married Life' 397
Harland's “The Hidden Path" 548
Headley's “ Women of the Bible" 138
How to Succeed in Life

581
Leifchild's " Memorial of Jesus"

546
Leifchild's, D.D., “ Christian Ex.
perience'

495
" Memoir of Old Humphrey

184
“ Milton's Poetic Works." Edited
by Gilfillan

133, 173
Morris's “ Glimpses of Great Men” 499

Religion and Business” 498
Maitland's “ The Watchman" 548
“ Missionary Wife. The'

548
Publications Received'.... 28, 500, 584
“Pretty Story-books "

293
Procrastination

584
Rippon's “ Laws of Ordinary Fair
Play

140
Scenes from the Life and Labours
of the Apostle Paul......

293
Signs of the Times ..

293
Soyer's Shilling Cookery..

548
Sharpe's “ Fountain of Love".

539
Smith's “Lights and Shadows of
Spiritual Life"

541
Suffer Little Children to come
unto me

292
Sunday-school Class Register

82
Scripture Lessons. Notes on

27
Sunday Queries, with Key

27
Scripture Lessons for Elementary
Classes

27
Tweedie. Dr. “The Early Choice" 547
“ The Liberator"

445
" The Ecclesiastical Principles and

Polity of Wesleyan Methodists” 140

POETRY.

Is there an Unbeliever ?
The Harp of Pitcairn
Work! Work !
Scenes of my Childhood
Flora of Summers of Old
Be in Earnest
Doddridge's Death Song
A Home in Heaven
Lines to Niagara
The Christian's Sorrows,

&c.
Death of Abijah
Missionary Hymn
In Memoriam
Who covereth the Heavens, &c.
The Penitent made Happy

47
48
96
152
200
200
248
408
408
304
319
352
552
693
693

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PORTRAIT GALLERY.

Burns and Byron compared

394
Character of Christ, by Binney 576
Character of the Ancient Greeks
æsthetically considered

316
Character of Sir F. Browne

424
Leibnitz

393
Leibnitz and Newton
contrasted

393
Full-length Portrait of Sandwich.. 425
Foster, John, the Essayist

472
Great Men who have Risen from
Humble Life ..................

282
Howard, John, the Philanthropist 474
Irving in his Best Days

280
Luther and Melancthon

423
Luther, Intellectually Viewed

315
Milton's Critics

396
Model Preacher

677
Puritans described by an Impartial
Hand

475

BIOGRAPHY.

Page
The Morning of Life”.

141
« The Falthful Minister"

141
«« The Wesleyan Pulpit
Temperance Chronicle

82
The Child's Own Magazine

27
The Bible Class Magazine

27
The Grand Prize for Christian Ef-
fort

76
The Census and Sunday-schools

27
The Family Economist

233
The Daughters who excel

583
Olive Leaves from Richard
Watson-
Civilization, Science, and Poli.
tical Enfranchisement

72
Christian Beneficence as a Moral
Power

73
Christianity, God's Provision for
Man's Happiness

73
Man's Intellectual Dignity

172
Moral and Intellectual Dignity

Combined in the Constitution
of the Human Soul

173
Man's Importance in the Universe,

and the Object of Divine
Regard

175
Moral Test of Manhood

29
Negro not incapable of Culture 28
Power of the Gospel in the Eleva-

tion of Converted Negroes 29
Infidelity-
Side Views of Voltaire

8
Origin of the word Deist

116
Voltaire's Scholarship

117
Infidelity won't bear Testing 117
Darkness of Unbelief, &c.

527
Man-degrading Character of Un-
belief

12
Lessons from the late W. Jay

418, 521
Glimpses of Newton, by ditto 188, 226
Rowland Hill, by ditto

569
Domestic Lessons

523
Home Lessons

290,
Home Associations .. 376, 461,
Home Duties

229,
Striking Contrasts—

'Tis all Dark ! No, 'tis all Light 131
Christian Philosopher versus the
Sceptic

132
Glimpses of the Character, &c., of
J. Abernethy

124
Scenes froin the Rev. M. Young's
Account of his Visit to Australia-
The Voyage

373
At the Diggings

374
Results of Missionary Enterprise
in New Zealand

375
Power of Conscience

376
Sir W. Herschel's Great Teleseope-
Its Construction

235
Its Space-penetrating Power 234

Amelia. Miss, of South Australia.. 480
Briercliffe. Robert, Burnley.

573
Craig. Mr. Joseph

83
Ellick. Hannah

399
Goodson. Benjamin..

403
Heywood. John.

243
Marshall. Mr. James

293
Mills. Mary.

246
Moffatt. Miss Anne, of South Shields 39
Mowbray. Henry

331
Price. Mr. John, of Northwich .. 432
Retley. John...

241
Robinson. Mrs. Sarah, Scarborough 191
Smith. John, of York

143
Storey. Mrs. Isabella, of Seabam.. 243
Thomas. Agnes, of Mullion .. 478
Thompson, Mr. John Deleon, of
Jamaica

531

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