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Charles Dickens, that“ Some people cannot read; some will not; especially the Bible in verse-form. Set forth,” says he, “its stories for them in narrative. Sunday-preachers ! Do not address ideal paupers and infidels, any longer. What are they to wretched me peeping in out of the mud of the streets and of my life? Have you not the widow's son to tell me about? The ruler's daughter ? The other figure at the door when the brother of the two sisters was dead, and one of the two ran to the other saying, the Master is come and calleth for thee.' Let the speaker who will thoroughly forget himself and remember no individuality but one, stand up before 4,000 men and women at the Britannia Theatre any Sunday night, and tell those narratives to them as fellow-creatures, and he shall see a sight.”

Well! the churches of God in England do seem afresh awakening to their work. Oh! that it

may

be more and BIBLE-WORK, and that He “who is able,” may cast out of our national character all that is inconsistent with our being the messengers of His Word to other nations ! We have been kept in peace, while abroad there has been “distress of nations with perplexity;" famine and pestilence in India and China ; the eyes of all Europe turned to Turkey and its fields of blood; we have heard of those woes in words, but some have gone forth from us to see them, and missionaries witness to "the ravaged lands, the crushed and smitten families, the men destroyed, the women lost in a whirlpool of cruelty and violence, the tramp of hostile armies, the rush of fierce men like wild beasts over numberless homes of earth's fairest regions; all business rendered impossible, and now poverty piled mountains high.”

How must the angels have looked down on this " vintage of wrath ” this year, saying, “Oh Lord, how long, ere thou shalt take to Thyself Thy great power and reign ? " But till that hour strikes, we must still appeal to the same Lord to send forth fresh labourers into Ilis harvest and to maintain those already in the field. He knows our need, and perceives our shortened funds, and will guide us in going forward, or retrenching accordingly. In His HANDS WE LEAVE IT IN FAITH

AND PRAYER.

The following classification will show that the Editor continues to keep in view

as usual FIVE distinct spheres of observation.

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III.—THE COUNTRIES WHERE THE BIBLE HAS BEEN HIDDEN.
The Bible-woman in Madrid

145 The Work of the Bible among the

Appeal for a Second Ditto

246 Communists in Paris

176

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337

34, 231

V.-THE FIELD OF PROTESTANT EFFORT TO DISSEMINATE THE SCRIPTURES.
Our Council of Friends for 1878... 1 Good News from Sweden ............ 18
Penny Subscriptions....

An Appeal on Behalf of Super-

The Demon of Strong Drink

3 annuated Bible-women

33, 65

A Voice from a Watery Grave 6 Falstaff Yard..

Witness of a Superintendent...... 6 Our Mothers' Meeting............... 38

The Work of a Bible-woman

8 The Torn Leaf of a Testament...... 45

Notes from a Mothers' Meeting 10 Bunhill Fields

41

A Case of Rescue

11 Dinners for the Bread-winnor 43, 74, 107

Help to Help Themselves..

12

Text Rolls ......

Always in the Dark

13 Report of the Deptford Bible-nurse 46
Sickness and Want
14 A Minister's Witness

48
Work in the Black Country
16 Sixpence a Day.

65

46

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A Mother's Prayer

65

The Spanish Mother's Legacy to

Her Children

A Limehouse Bible Mission

68

Good Tidings from Kılburn

69

Lights in a Dark Place

71

Nurse Band Her Cases

76

Å Bible-woman's Report of Nurse

Work in Her District

79

: How can we help to Educate cur

Poor Neighbours ?

85

Turning over a New Leaf

97

Financial Report ..... 97, 129, 161, 193

Work in Bedfordbury

100

The Prayers of Days Gone By 102

London Hospital

101

The Way into a Closed Court...... 105

Whitecross Street No. 2

108

Set up for the Winter

109

Forsaken by Everybody

110

The Hidden Rills

112

Home for Deserted Mothers

113

The Privilege of Prayer

115

The Heavens Shall be Rolled Toge-

ther as a Scroll

123

Through George Yard with a Bible

Pioneer

129

Gems for His Crown from Old St.

Giles's

132

The Comfort of Mothers' Meetings 137

Good Temperance Missionaries 138

Workwomen at Stratford............ 110

Poorly Paid Workers

141

Jottings of Visits, Nurse Pioneers 142

Sorrowful Houses

144

I Shall be in Heaven in the Morn-

ing

143

Oiledonian Road

161

Bow Common

162

Bible-work in Bermondsey

166

Our Jewish Bible-Woman

167

House to House Visitation

168

Progress at Haverstock Hill...171, 198

Mothers' Witness to Answered

Prayer

172

The Wanderer Brought Back 175

Jottings from Hackney Wick 193

Facts from Oakley Street.

196

Haverstock Bill

198

Verulam Street.

199

No Bonus on the Clothing Club... 2u1

The Bible and Tale Books at

Mothers' Meetings

204

Report Concerning a Bible-Nurse 205

Does the Lord Require Overwork ? 207

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Bible-work in the German Empire 205

Wait on the Lord .........

222

Penny Subscriptions.

223

Westminster Fruits

226

Jottings from Stepney District 232, 381

King Edward Street District 234

The Pilgrims of the Book

236

James Owen “ Gone Home'

238

Appeal for Our Bible Nurses 257

An East-end Chapter

258

A Fresh Canvass with an Old Bible-

261

The Duties of Oversight

262

Visits in Notting Dale

261

Fruits in Cow Cross.....

266

Report of a Nurse from the Wife

of a Medical Man ...

269

Our Nurse Mission at Kingston 271

Red-Letter Day in Epping Forest 289

Bible Report from Camden Town 292

The Cast-off Son

295

Whitecross Street, No. 1

296

St. George's, No. 2

297

Stratford

298

Kennington District..

299

Long Standing Nurse Cases... 299

Bible-Nurse in a Country Village 301

The Month of Accidents

304

The Past and the Coming Year 321

The Good of a Kind Word

323

The Widow's Mite-"Only Three-

halfpence in the World

325

Changes through Mothers' Meetings 326

Where the Sun never Shines

328

The Large Print Bible .........

329

A Faithful Wife-a Good Daughter 330

Life Pictures in Low London

331

Lost in the Princess Alice" 33+

The Text Quilt.

336

The Twenty-one Years' Story of

Our Home Missions

353

Summary of Donations

361

Highest Numbers of Bibles Sold... 363

Tables of Balance Sheets

Foreign and Specific Funds... 373

Difficulties...

373

More Ladies Might Do Likewise .. 375

Our Mothers Lost and Saved 377

The Text-Roil

379

Do not Take Her Away

380

Report from Bethnal Green 382

Our Nurse Work ....

383, 390

Our Dormitory House.

390

Donation Lists at the End of Each

Month

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX.

Demon of Strong Drink, The, 3

Deptford, Bible-Nurse, Report of the, 46

Difficulties, 373

Dinner for the Bread-winner, 43, 74, 107

Disabled Workers, Sixpence a day for,

65

Does the Lord Require Overwork! 207
Do not Take her Away, 380
Dormitory House, Our, 390
Duties of Oversight, The, 262

Bedfordbury, Work in, 100

Bermondsey, Bible-work in, 166
Bible-work in German Empire, 209
Bible-work in Bethnal Green, 382
Bible and Tale Books at Mothers'

Meetings, The, 204
Bible as an Educating Power among

the Nations, The, 80
Bible-Nurse in Country Village, 301
Bible-Nurse Work, 382
Bible Sales, 362
Bible-woman, The Work of a, 8
Bible-woman's Report of Nurse-work in

her District, A, 79

Biblical Archæology, Society of, 92

Black Country, Work in the, 16

Bow Common, 162

Bunhill Fields, 41

Burmah, Bible Links with, 18, 50

gress, 401

Jaffa, A Bible-woman for, 182
James Owen “Gone Home,” 238
Japan and its Native Teacher, Joseph

Neisima, 248
Jewish Bible-woman, Our, 169
Jottings from Visits of Nurse Pioneers,

142

Madagascar, 90, 346
Madras, The Bible-woman in, 150
Madrid, The Bible-woman in, 145, 246
Mohammedan Women's Sunday Bible

Class, The, 86
Midian, The Land of, 217
Minister's

Witness, A, 48
Monthly Receipts, 31, 62, 93, 126, 158,

191, 228, 254, 286, 319, 350, 408

Month of Accidents, Thre, 304

Mothers Witness of Answers

Prayer, 172

Mothers' Meeting, Notes from

a,

10

Our, 38

The Comfort of, 137

Mothers' Prayer, A, 65

Oakley Street, Facts from, 196

Past and the Coming Year, The, 321
Penny Subscriptions, 3, 225
Peter Die in Rome? Did, 349
Pilgrims of the Book, The, 236
Prayers of Days Gone By, The, 102
Princess Alice, Lost in the, 334, 377
Privilege of Prayer, The, 115
Red Letter Day in Epping Forest, 289

Report Concerning a Bible-woman

Nurse from her Superintend-

ing Lady, 205

Report of Bible Pioneer, 167

Reports of Indian Bible-women, 394

Komance of Missions, The, 318

Russia and Jerusalem, 89

Saviour's Bible, The, 337

“Set Up for the Winter," 109

Sick Poor in their Own Homes, 110

Sickness and Want, 14

Sorrowful Houses, 144

Sorrow Turned into Joy, 18

Stanley at the Cape, Mr., 29

Stepney District, Jottings from, 232, 381

Stratford, 298

Workwomen at, 140

Spanish Mother's

Legacy to her

Children, The, 66

Suicide Prevented, 227
Summary of Donations, 361
Superannuated Bible-women, An Ar-

peal on Behalf of, 33, 65

Sweden, Good News from, 18

Syria, Strange News from, 15

Tables of Balance Sheets, 363—72

Text Quilt, The, 336

Text Rolls, 46, 379

Torn Leaf of a Testament, The, 40

Turning over a New Leaf, 97

Twenty-one Years' Story, &c., 353

Tyre, The Teachers of the Book at, 188

Ur of the Chaldees, 27

Verulam-street, 199

Voice from a Watery Grave, A, 6

Voices of God in this Century, The, 53

“ Wait on the Lord,” 222

Wanderer brought back, The, 175

Watching for Souls, 113

Way into a Closed Court, The, 105

Westminster Fruits, 226

What ?—and Who Does It ? 276, 283

What ?—and who says it ? 306

Where the Sun Never Shines, 328

Whitecross-street, No. 1, 296

Whitecross-street, No. 2, 108

Why Allow the 1000 Years ? 405
Widow's Mite, The, 325
Work of the Bible among the Com-

munists of Paris, 176

Young Mothers, 138

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