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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, was, 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

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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; 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 in 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 12/. 0*. 4\d.

On Tuesday night, the llth 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.

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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;

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Shadows of the Put and Dawnings

of the Future 1

True Worship 11

The KDglish Reformation 36

The Pouer of Conscience 86

Character of Apostolic Preaching.. 67
Biography and Autobiography .... 66
The karth, as the theatre where God
displays the Glories of his Charac-
ter 78

Influence of Character on Destiny.. 80
Usefulness of the Scripture Idea of

Retribution 81

Man's Immortal Destiny 81

Moral Argument for the Eternity of

Future Punishment 82

Scripturality of a distinct order of

Salaried Teachers 85

The Perpetuity of the Ministerial

Office 86

Pastoral Rule in the Church 86

The Pulpit, &c. .. 105, 153,249, 297, 353

Popish Idolatry in the Metropolis.. 123

The Difficulties of a Religious Life 134

The Scriptural Idea of Religion, &c. 135

Supreme Importance of Religion .. 135

The Adaptation of Revelation, &c. 136

The Divine Rest reserved for Saints 137

The Blessed Dead 163

"There is a Spirit in Man," 167

The " To-morrow" of the Dying.. 168

Human Discovery 172

Home 175

The Great Day 291

Popery in the Metropolis 204

A Group of Orators , 226

The Modern Platform 228

Contrast between the Platform and

the Pulpit 229

Pray on 230

Kind Words 232

Ministerial Success 257

"Work and Workers .. 259

This is a Glorious Work 268

Beaumont's Genius 274

IlisEnd 274

Difficulties, &c 304

Efforts to do Good 366

Poetry of the Bible 313

Mount Sinai 314

Deborah 315

The Mutability, &.c 315

The Primary Advantage, &c 357

The Obligations of the Young.... 390

Hints on Public Worship 393

Rochdale Preachers 396

A Time of War 401

Example of the Wicked 411

Grain of Mustard 419

How we shall Improve 449

The Bible Alone 472

Freshness of the Bible 473

An Over-educated Ministry 473

The Jesuits 474

State Educators 475

Poor yet Rich 475

The Power of Conscience 476

The End of the Mediatorial King-
dom 497

Character of Christ 601

Thoughts on Prejudice 503

Singing in the Tempest 525

Happy Little Dinah 625

Seeing Jesus 626

Little Boy's Tract 626

The Royal Hible Scholars 527

The Lost Lamb 527

Heavenly Amusements best 527

Do not be Unforgiving 528

Conscience and the Watch 528

The Praying Slave 629

Christian Influence 545

The Providence and Immutability of

God 662


ItwasMyChild 26

A Mother's Peaceful Death 26

The Death-bed 27

The Widow and her Sons 27

The Dying Child 124

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

The Mother of a Devil 126

Home Duty and Social Duty 209

Hints to Promote Harmony in a

Family 2T0

Your Child is Immortal 277

Woman's Mission 278

Inspiration of the Heart 279

The Mother's Gift 279

Words of Comfort for Bereaved Pa-
rents 408

The Mother 606

Advice to a Mother 606

A Mother's Prayers 606

Little Charlie 507


Wellington and Napoleon 14

S. T. Coleridge's Genius 16

Sketch of Schamyl, the Warrior .. 67

Character of Charles XII 70

An Illustrious Female Character ... 116

Character of Swartz 118

Dr. Kane 120

Prince Albert 169

Hnzlitt, by De Quincey 170

Robert Nicholl 177

John B. Gough 222

St. Bernard 223

Stephen Charnock 308

George Gilflllan 312

Leighton 424

Howe , 425

Boston 425

The Lord and Tinker , 608

John Bunyan 509

Robert Burns 452

John Foster 453

The Archbishop and the Essayist.—

Cranmer Impartially sketched .. 567

Addison, and his Age 568

The Character of the Duke of Wel-
lington 561



R. Hill's Benevolence 28

Curious Incidents 28

On Vaccination 29

Method of Awakening Sleepy Hear-
ers 29

Not a Strict Independent 26

Rowland Hill still 30



The Raspberry 483

The Wheelbarrow „ 484

The Dandelion 485

The Nerves 613

A Word about Chance S14

Self-evident Truths 614


A Startling Picture - 41

Sayings of Romaine 42

Flowers have their times, &c 42

Prayer 42

On Eternity 43

Transubstnntiation 43

Decay of Heathenism 44

The Caucasus , 94

A Step from the Altar to the Grave 96

The Chapel Clock 85

Not an Enthusiast 95

Fight the Good Fight 96

A Philosopher's Idea, &c 96

A " Caucasian's" Advice 96

The Den of an Highland Chieftain 97

The Triumph of Faith 143

Hearing Sermons 143

Not a Minute to Spare 144

Appeals to Conscience 145

We must Fight Fire with Fire 145

The Circassians 146

Lost at the Door 146

Prayer's Message 193

The" Death Chamber 194

The Setting Sun 194

The Crown of Thorns 194

Ruth and Amy 194

Strongest when Helpless 195

The Fellowship of the Departed ... 195

Solitude not Isolation 236

Godly Jealousy 236

"I'm Old To-day" 237

A Candid Mind 237

Men ought to Pray 238

The Glass Chair 238

Learning Hymns 238

A Religion of mere taste 239

Secrets 240

God's Love and the World 240

Conscience 240

Gifts 240

Love 240

Truth 240

The World's Bloom 240

Suffering 240

Privation.. 240

Our Calling 240

Friendship 240

Trials 240


Affliction without God ...' 241

Missions 241

The Moon 241

Lowly Labour 241

The one cherished Sin 241

Honour to whom honour is due 285

A Great Sermon 285

England and the War 286

"Blow on my Garden" 287

Prayer of Faith answered 288

The Darkness of the Crucifixion ... 288

Old Friends 289

There is but one Book 289

Tender Mercies of Rome 337

The French Pedlar , 338

Danger of Delay 339

Too Late 340

A Talk under aTree 340

Ignorance and Knowledge 341

Side Winds 341

The Unchanging Friend 341

The Silent Building of Solomon's

Temple - (...... 394

The Mount of Olives 393

Faith and its Fruits 395

Brothers.... , 396

The Dulness of Great Men 397

The Puritans, their Dress 3u7

Heroism of a Slave Mother 438

Love thinketh no Evil 1 439

The raw Material of Scandal 439

Sick-bed Reflections. 439

Hear the Word of the Lord I 440

"A Word in Season" 440

"My own Work" 440

An Ear for Truth 440

How St, Petersburgh was Built... 442

Conquest 443

Hindoo Wit 443

Fault-finding 443

Men's Duties 444

Brotherhood 444

Patriotism 444

The Punishment of the Wheel.... 478

Neglect of Truth , 478

He led him about 478

Poppies 47a

Paternal Duties 478

The dying Mozart 479

How to put off the Old Man 479

Sir Joshua Reynolds 481

The Growth of the Soul 482

Humility »... 629

Hymn of the Vaudols 530

Causes of Infidelity ,. 630

Useful and Beautiful 531

Builders 631

Everlasting 632

Word to Preachers 632

Power of Kindness 633

Substantial Dreams 533

A hateful horrible Thing 534

Converted Indian A34

The I ndestructibility of God's Truth 581

The one great Idea iu the Bible 683

Hints to Preachers 683

Fragments 683

Near the Goal 684

What is lie Worth? 685

Fine Preaching 686

Questions for a New Year 686

To Save a Soul 687

Every thing but the Cross 687

Quietness the Heart's true Power 688
The True and Living Faith which

Saves the Soul S88

On Isolation 688


Lines written in Harphurhey Ceme-
tery 48

What is Life 104

"Come unto me, all ye that labour" 158

The Family in Heaven 200

A Hymn, by the Rev. — Lythe.... 200

A Hymn 247

Lines on a Missionary Meeting.... 248

Stanzas to Memory 248

Things I love 248

The Value of the Soul 248

A Hymn for Sunday-school Anni-
versary 296

Sonnet to Pence 344

Benefits of Affliction 344

Lines on Mrs. M. Hacking 448

'' Ask and ye shall receive' 448

Prepare to meet thy God 448

How I would die 448

Ode to Jamaica 496

Long, Long ago • • 544

Thoughts suggested by Romans vii.

19 644

Friendship 544

Consolation nnder Bereavement.. 694

Stanza 594


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 485

Scripture Explained 487

Religious Bodies in the United States

of America 579

The Temple in the time of Christ .. 679


A. Robinson, Liverpool 31

Mrs. Arthur, Polruan 32

F. Williams, Norley. 71

J. Shorrocks, Mellor 73

Sarah Hoyle, Newchurch 126

Jane Cavenah, Salford 129

Elizabeth Ainsworth, Blackburn .. 131

Mr. W. Lord, Burnley 182

,. Amos Mitchell, Cornholme .... 185

.. Amos Slater, Northwich 213

William Rose, Barnsley 216

Mary Gray, Hull 218


Richard Williams, Liskeard 218

Mr. J. Nevison, South Shields .... 282

Christopher Wilson, Darlington .. 320

Mary B. Gubbin and Sophia Veale 322

Thomas Norman, 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 618

Miss A. Whitaker, Stockport 519

Mr. J. Stead, Lower Wortley .... 522

Mrs. Hannah Holt, Over Darwen 670


Ann Peak 33

E.B.Thompson 34

G. Rippon, South Shields 76

Ann Knight, Scarborough ........ 132

Joseph Holmes, Sheffield 133

George Upham, London 133

Mr. W.Wilson 285

Mrs. T. Sellars 285

Robert Howarth 327

Mary Ann Nelson 328

Harriet Thompson, Jamaica 329

Susanna Gledhill, Leeds 329

John Ellis, ditto 329

Miss M. Scott 385

Mrs. H. Holt 386

William Boodle 67S

James Ashton 576


Cheltenham 44, 243

Camelforci 45, 149, 199, 294, 590

Salford 46

King's Lynn 46

Liverpool. 98

Northwich. 102, 242, 246

Bury 104

Todmorden . 147

Hull 147

Manchester—LeverStreet 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 197, 244

Bolton 198

South Shields 199, 504

York 244, 294, 691

Penzance 244

Seaham, Sunderland 292, 400

Calstock, Tavistock 294

Burnley 296, 643

Tavistock 342, 503

Worle 343

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