Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

meritorious worth obtains—a gratifying instance of which occurred on the evening of Wednesday, October 22nd, when a numerous body of friends assembled at Bedford Road Chapel, to testify the high sense they entertained of the character and labours of Mr. Charles Austin, previous to his departure for New Zealand. Mr. A. for many years has laboured zealously and indefatigably as a leader and Local preacher, in fact, he might be deemed the father of the cause there; and by his counsels, the stern, uncompromising independence of his spirit, and the excellence of his moral worth, have endeared him to all who had the pleasure of his friendship. After partaking of the "Cup that cheers, but not inebriates," liberally provided by one of his most attached friends, Mr. Cropp was called to the chair; and after the devotional services were concluded, a handsome writing desk, furnished complete in every particular, including the entire proceeds of the tea, wa?, at the request of the chairman, presented to him by Mr. J. C. Keen, who expressed the pleasure it afforded him in being the medium of conveying such a practical expression of the kindness of the friends, as the handsome testimonial then before them so feelingly conveyed; and begged his acceptance of it, as a just though small appreciation of his labours amongst them, as well as a memento of their attachment.

Mr. Austin replied in most affectionate terms for the kindness displayed, rejoicing that his humble though earnest endeavours had received the stamp of their approbation, and trusting they would be sealed by the Spirit to their everlasting salvation — devoutly praying that their prosperity as a church might be uninterrupted, that they might increase in the best gifts, possessing "the fulness of Him that filleth all in all; " and though they should never meet on earth again, that they might one day meet at the Eternal throne, where as his crown of rejoicing, he should be enabled to say, "Here am I, and the children thou has given me."

Several other friends testified their deep respect for Mr. Austin, wishing him a prosperous voyage. And thus passed an evening of plea

[blocks in formation]

RAWTENSTALL.

On Sunday, the 9th of November, two sermons were preached at the above-named place, by our respected minister, the Rev. Edwin Wright The sermons were very impressive and appropriate, the congregations moderate.

On Monday night following, we held our Annual' Missionary meeting, David Whitehead, Esq., of Holly Mount, took the chair. After the meeting had been opened by singing and prayer, the chairman called on the Secretary to read the report, which was of a very encouraging nature s then followed Mr. Wright, who in a very lucid and graphic speech, advocated the claims of Christian missions on the support and sympathy of the public and Christians m particular.

Mr. Howe, Baptist, then addressed the meeting on the obstacles in the way of Christian missions.

The Rev. John Guttridge, of Preston, gave us a thrilling and stirring address on the certainty of the universality of the.Redeemer's kingdom.

After a few pithy observations from the chairman, on the duty of supporting the cause of God, the collection was made, which amounted to 12l. Os. 4±rf.

On Tuesday night, the 11th instant, a Missionary meeting was held at Water, Mr. Henry Green, of Bacup, in the chair. Messrs. E. Wright, J, Howarth, A. Brunskill, and J.

[blocks in formation]

Hast thou ever found a friend—
One faith tul, constant, kind;

"Whose spirit with thine own doth blend,
As music with the wind 1

Whose con verse never leaves

The artlessness of truth,
And every varied accent breathes

The earnestness of youth?

Whose sympathy can quell
The gath'ring storm of grief;—

The gloomy clouds of fear dispel,
Which hide Hope's sweet relief.

Whose gay smiles grow less gay,
As sickness pales thy cheek:

Who proves thy strongest earthly stay
When pain hath made thee weak?

Who leads thee out from home,
When Spring displays her wealth;

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

THE END.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

THEOLOGY, &c.

Page
Page | The End of the Mediatorial King-
Shadows of the Past and Dawnings

dom ................

497
of the Future...................
1 Character of Christ ..............

501
True Worship .....
11 Thoughts on Prejudice ..........

503
The English Reformation ........

Singing in the Tempest

st........

525
The Power of Conscience ........ 38 Happy Little Dinah .......

525
Character of Apostolic Preaching..

Seeing Jesus ......
Biography and Autobiography ....

Little Boy's Tract .....

526
The Earth, as the theatre where God

The Royal Bible Scholars ........ 527
displays the Glories of his Charac-

The Lost Lamb.............

527
ter .......................... Heavenly Amusements best ...... 527
Influence of Character on Destiny..

Do not be Unforgiving .......... 528
Usefulness of the Scripture Idea of Conscience and the Watch ........ 528
Retribution ..

The Praying Slave ....

529

rayu Dave..............
Man's Immortal Destiny .........

Christian Influence ...............

545
Moral Argument for the Eternity of The Providence and Immutability of
Future Punishment....

God .....................

562
Scripturality of a distinct order of
Salaried Teachers ..

HOME ASSOCIATIONS.
The Perpetuity of the Ministerial
Office ...........

It was My Child
Pastoral Rule in the Church .....

A Mother's Peaceful Death........

The Death-bed ...................
The Pulpit, &c. .. 105, 153, 249, 297, 353

27
Popish Idolatry in the Metropolis..

The Widow and her Sons

133
The Difficulties of a Religious Life

124
134

The Dying Child ....
The Scriptural Idea of Religion, &c. 135

Jpfluence of a Mother's Tears .... 125

The Mother of a Devil.. ........ 126
Supreme Importance of Religion .. 135
The Adaptation of Revelation, &c.

Home Duty and Social Duty...... 209

136
The Divine Rest reserved for Saints 137

Hints to Promote Harmony in a
Family....................

210
The Blessed Dead.........

163
Your Child is Immortal ..........

277
“ There is a Spirit in Man," ...... 167
The “ To-morrow" of the Dying..

278
Woman's Mission......
168

279
Human Discovery.................

Inspiration of the Heart. ... ...
172

279

The Mother's Gift.
Home ................

175
The Great Day ..................

Words of Comfort for Bereaved Pa.
201
rents ..... ..................

408
Popery in the Metropolis ........

204
The Mother ....

506
A Group of Orators ......

226
Advice to a Mother ..............

506
The Modern Platform ..

228
A Mother's Prayers..............

506
Contrast between the Platform and
the Pulpit ........

507
Little Charlie...

229
Pray on .....................

PORTRAIT GALLERY.
Kind Words ...................

232
Ministerial Success .......

257 Wellington and Napoleon ........
Work and Workers ..

259

S. T. Coleridge's Gepius..........
This is a Glorious Work..

268

Sketch of Schamyl, tre Warrior ..
Beaumont's Genius ....

274 Character of Charles XII......... 70
His End........

274 An Illustrious Female Character ... 116
Difficulties, &c. ............ro
304 Character of Swartz.................

118
Efforts to do Good ...
386 Dr. Kane............

120
Poetry of the Bible ..........
313 Prince Albert..........

169
Mount Sinai ...............

314 Hazlitt, by De Quincey .......... 170
Deborah ......
315 Robert Nicholl ...

177
The Mutability, &c...............
315 Jobp B. Go

222
The Primary Advantage, &c....... 357 St. Bernard ...

223
The Obligations of the Young... 390 Stephen Charnock........................

308
Hints on Public Worship...
393 George Gilfillan....

312
Rochdale Preachers.
396 Leighton ............

424
A Time of War ...
401 Howe .....................

425
Example of the Wicked .
411 Boston.....

425
Grain of Mustard ......
419 The Lord and Tinker ....

508
How we shall Improve....... 449 John Bunyan..............

309
The Bible Alone ...
472 Robert Burns..............

452
Freshness of the Bible....
473 John Foster ............

453
An Over-educated Ministry .... 473 The Archbishop and the Essayist.
The Jesuits ......

474 Cranmer Impartially sketched ...
State Educators

475 Addison, and his Age ............ 568
Poor yet Rich ......

| The Character of the Duke of Wel.
The Power of Conscience ........ 476 I lington ................ ....

551

230

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

241

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

ROWLAND HILL.

Page
Page | Amiction without God .............. 241
R. Hill's Benevolence ............

Missions ....................
Curious Incidents.....
28 The Moon .........

241
On Vaccination ...

Lowly Labour ........

241
Method of Awakening Sleepy Hear-

The one cherished Sin ........... 241
ers .....

29 Honour to whom honour is due..... 285
Not a Strict Independent ............ 29 A Great Sermon..........................

285
Rowland Hill still

England and the War ..................

286
“ Blow on my Garden" ........

287
READINGS FROM THE LATE BENJAMIN Prayer of Faith answered

..........

288
PARSONS.

The Darkness of the Crucifixion ... 288
The Raspberry ............

483

Old Friends ........ .............. 289
The Wheelbarrow .......................

484
There is but one Book ....

289
The Dandelion ...............

485

Tender Mercies of Rome............... 337
The Nerves............

513
The French Pedlar.......

338
A Word about Chance.....
514 Danger of Delay ..............

339
Self-evident Truths

340
.. 514

Too Late............
A Talk under a Tree........

340
THE CASKET.

Ignorance and Knowledge ............ 341
A Startling Picture ...................

Side Winds........

341
Sayings of Romaine .......

The Unchanging Friend ............... 341
Flowers have their times, &c. ...... 42 The Silent Building of Solomon's
Prayer.........
42 Temple .................

394
On Etern

43 The Mount of Olives ................. 395
Transubstantiation .....
43 Faith and its Fruits ........

395
Decay of Heathepism ..........

Brothers .....................

396
The Caucasus............................ 94 The Dulness of Great Men..........
A Step from the Altar to the Grave 95 The Puritans, their Dress ........ 397
The Chapel Clock .

95 Heroism of a Slave Mother .... 438
Not an Enthusiast ....
95 Love thinketh no Evil ........

439
Fight the Good Fight ...................

The raw Material of Scandal .........
A Philosopher's Idea, &c. .............

Sick-bed Reflections..........

439
A “Caucasian's" Advice................

Hear the Word of the Lord I ......... 440
The Den of an Highland Chieftain 97 A Word in Season ".......

440
The Triumph of Faith .....
143 “My own Work".

440
Hearing Sermons .......... .... 143 An Ear for Truth ..............

440
Not a Minute to Spare....... .. 144 How St. Petersburgh was Built ... 442
Appeals to Conscience ......
145 Conquest.....

443
We must Fight Fire with Fire...... 145 Hindoo Wit ...................

443
The Circassians.........

146
Fault-finding ........

443
Lost at the Door ..........................

Men's Duties ....

444
Prayer's Message .....
193 Brotherhood ...

444
The Death Chamber.

194 Patriotism ..................... 444
The Setting Sun ....

The Punishment of the Wheel... 478
The Crown of Thorns ......
194 Neglect of Truth ..........

478
Ruth and Amy ..........................

194 He led him about ............... 478
Strongest when Helpless............ 195 Poppies .......

478
The Fellowship of the Departed ... Paternal Duties.....

478
Solitude not Isolation ...........
236 The dying Mozart....

479
Godly Jealousy ............
236 How to put off the Old Man ....

479
" I'm Old To-day" ....
237 Sir Joshua Reynolds.....

481
A Candid Mind .............
237 The Growth of the Soul ...

482
Men ought to Pray................... 238 Humility..........

...........

529
The Glass Chair ......
238 Hymn of the Vaudois .......

530
Learning Hymns ....
.... 238 Causes of Infidelity.......

530
A Religion of mere taste ............... 239 Useful and Beautiful .....

531
Secrets...
240 1 Builders.......................

531
God's Love and the World ..........

240

Everlasting .................... 532
Conscience ........................... 240 Word to Preachers .......

533
Gifts .....
240 Power of Kindness ........

533
Love.............................
240 Substantial Dreams ......

533
Truth ..............

240 A bateful horrible Thing.......... 534
The World's Bloom .........
240 Converted Indian ........

534
Suffering.....

240 The Indestructibility of God's Truth 581
Privation.......

240 The one great Idea iu the Bible.... 583
Our Calling .............
240 Hints to Preachers ......

583
Friendship ............

240 Fragments ........................ 583
Trials .........

240 Near the Goal ................. 684

146

194

S

...

..

......

..

....

..

.

...

195

Pater

J

A

I

[blocks in formation]

Page
What is be Worth? ............... 685
Fine Preaching ............ordere

586
Questions for a New Year ........ 686
To Save a Soul ..........

587
Every thing but the Cross ........ 587
Quietness the Heart's true Power 588
The True and Living Faith which
Saves the Soul .................

588
On Isolation .....

588

Page
Richard Williams, Liskeard ...... 218
Mr. J. Nevison, South Shields ..... 282
Christopher Wilson, Darlington i. 320
Mary B. Gubbin and Sophia Veale 322
Thomas Norinan, Ipswich ......... 323
Mrs. E. B. Thompson.............

376
Mr. Burton, Leeds .............

434
Mr. W. Stephenson, Worksop .... 437
Mr. G. Plant, Worksop ..........

459
Mrs. E. Bolshaw, Crewe.... ......

461
Mr. Robert Plant, Worksop ......

515
Mrs. M. Hall, Bradway ........

517
Mrs. S. Fisher, Oldham ..........

518
Miss A. Whitaker, Stockport...... 519
Mr. J. Stead, Lower Wortley .... 522
Mrs. Hannah Holt, Over Darwen 570

...........

..........

48
104
152
200
200
247
248
248
248
248

RECENT DEATHS.

[ocr errors]

........

POETRY
Lines written in Harphurhey Ceme.

tery ..........
What is Life .........
“Come unto ine, all ye that labour"
The Family in Heaven........
A Hymn, by the Rev. -- Lythe....
A Hymn.............
Lines on a Missionary Meeting....
Stanzas to Memory .........
Things I love.. ....
The Value of the Soul............
A Hymn for Sunday-school Anni.

versary .....
Sonnet to Peace................
Benefits of Affiction .....
Lines on Mrs. M. Hacking ....
“Ask and ye shall receive"..
Prepare to meet thy God........
How I would die .......
Ode to Jamaica.
Long, Long ago..................
Thoughts suggested by Romans vii.

19
Friendship .....................
Consolation under Bereavement ..
Stanzas ..

[ocr errors]

Ann Peak .......................
E. B. Thompson .......
G. Rippon, South Shields ........
Ann Knight, Scarborough ........
Joseph Holmes, Sheffield
George Upham, London ....
Mr. W. Wilson .................
Mrs. T. Sellars .................
Robert Howarth .............
Mary Ann Nelson ......
Harriet Thompson, Jamaica ...........
Susanna Gledhill, Leeds ...............
John Ellis, ditto ...............
Miss M. Scott ...
Mrs. H. Holt.............................
William Boodle ...
James Ashton......

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors]

King's Lynn ............."

[ocr errors]

MISCELLANEA.
Seed Thoughts........ 40, 133, 224, 333
Dark Scene .......

207
Choirs and Bands of Singers ...... 210
Ecclesiastical Affairs ............

212
The Military Oath.... .......... 221
The Lust of Empire ..........

274
Influence of a Death-bed

336
Paul in the Areopagus........ciro

485
Scripture Explained...

487
Religious Bodies in the United States
of America ........

579
The Temple in the time of Christ .. 579

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Cheltenham ............................ 44, 243
Camelford .......... 45, 149, 199, 294, 590
Salford.

............. 46

46
Liverpool...........
Northwich...................... 102, 242, 246
Bury...................

104
Todmorden ..................................

147
Hull.
U ...........

147
Manchester-Lever Street ...... 148, 592
Wadebridge and Bodmin ................ 149
Woolwich

.... 150
Clitheroe .................................... 150
Scarborough ................... 151, 447, 543
Launceston ........................... 152, 542
Swansea

.......... 196, 342
Bradford Chapel, Grosvenor Street
Circuit:

197
Oldham

........................ 198, 504, 547
Carlisle .....
Bolton .................

........ 198
South Shields ......................... 199, 504
York.............................. 244, 294, 591
Penzance.............

......... 244
Seaham, Sunderland ............... 292, 400
Calstock, Tavistock ............

...... 294
Burnley.......

.................... 296, 543
Tavistock .....

.......... 342, 503
W orle ...................... .............. 343

[ocr errors][ocr errors]

........... 197, 244

[ocr errors]

BIOGRAPHY.
A. Robinson, Liverpool
Mrs. Arthur, Polruan ............
F. Williams, Norley..............
J. Shorrocks, Mellor ...........
Sarah Hoyle, Newchurch
Jane Cavenab, Salford ..........
Elizabeth Ainsworth, Blackburn ..
Mr. W. Lord, Burnley.. ......
.. Amos Mitchell, Cornholme ....
.. Amos Slater, Northwich ......
William Rose, Barnsley ..........
Mary Gray, Hull .................

126
129
131

182
185

213
216
218

« AnteriorContinuar »