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Should any of our young friends, who may happen to read this, be disobedient to their parents, who care and provide for their wants, let them remember that God hath said, “Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother." Deut xxvii. 16. Love of truth was another excellent feature in her character ; her parents cannot call to mind a single instance in which a falsehood escaped her lips.
She was remarkable for her cleanly and tidy habits; for her good behaviour and diligence at the week-day school, as her teachers bear witness. She was ever prompt in the performance of her school duties, and quite remarkable for the neatness and despatch with which she accomplished her work.
The Sabbath-school was her delight. When her strength had comparatively failed, and it was obvious to all that her frail bark was hastening to decay, it was with considerable difficulty she could be induced to remain at home when Sabbath morning arrived. She was, however, soon obliged to give up this privilege, to enjoy other and greater privileges in a world where "pure enjoyment reigns.” To one of her teachers, who visited her in the early part of her affliction, she said, “I think I shall never come to the Sunday-school again.” On observing her mother weeping, she said, “Don't weep, mother, I am going to heaven; don't fret when I am gone; I shall meet brothers John and Thomas in heaven,” referring to two brothers that were gone before. She said to her only brother, who sat beside her, “ George will you meet me in heaven ?" "I hope so," was George's reply. Then she emphatically said, “ You must pray." We hope he will not forget his little sister's dying advice.
It was now becoming evident that the time of her departure was at hand. For several weeks previous to her death, she was deprived of her sight; and while she could not see those around her whom she loved, she repeatedly assured them that she was going to Jesus. All prudent means were resorted to in order to effect her recovery ; but all was in vain ! The great Disposer of events had other
wise decreed. Elizabeth said, “ Sarah, I cannot see you now ; but I am going to heaven.” Soon after this her spirit left its house of clay, and is now in that better country, where the weary are at rest. Her remains were interred in the village churchyard.
“ She's gone ; her conflict's past;
Her suff'rings now are o'er ;
And gain'd the peaceful shore.” She is now far beyond our praise or blame. We write for the benefit of the living, not for the dead; and we hope our young readers will imitate Elizabeth in the above particulars, and remember they are not too young to die. "A flower may fade before 'tis noon.” To her brother and sisters she said, “ Meet me in heaven.” May they remember this her dying request.
To the Sabbath Scholars of the TV'esleyan Asethodist
Association. DEAR YOUNG FRIENDS,—The Juvenile Companion contains every month, some pleasing and interesting subjects, calculated to make you wiser and better ; but there is one thing in particular to which I want to call your attention. If you have attentively read, month after month, the Juvenile Companion, you will remember, that you have frequently been invited and requested, to engage in a very pleasing and important work. “ O yes,” some are ready to answer; “it is to become Missionary collectors, in order that ministers may be sent to preach the Gospel.” Yes, this is what you
have been asked to do; and I was thinking-when looking over the Missionary report, to see what had been collected by our Sabbath scholars during the year—that thanks are due to those who have so nobly responded to the call ; for the amount raised in some of our schools prove that great efforts and perseverance must have been put forth. I hope you will not cease your exertions nor grow
weary in well doing ; for though in the last year you have done well, strive the next to do even still better. The services of all the Sabbath scholars in our Connexion are required ; and I should like to seu every school imbued with a Missionary spirit; and then I am sure our forty thousand scholars will raise yearly a much larger sum than is at present obtained.
I am sorry to find, that in a great many schools nothing whatever is done in the way of collecting for Missions. Why is this? Would not you all like to become useful boys and girls, and be the means of increasing the happiness of others, and to extend the privileges you enjoy to those who are not so highly favoured? Only think what an honour to work for God; and perhaps to be the means of doing good to thousands.
I hope your teachers will soon bring this matter before you, and that you will be all activity and zeal; for I know you can render much help, if you try. With such an army of collectors we may hope to see a large increase in our Missionary funds, enabling the society to extend the sphere of its usefulness; and the last day alone will reveal the good resulting from your efforts. O what happiness it will be to know that many have thus been induced to forsake the worship of idols, and serve the only true God, who hath said,-—“His glory will he not give to another, nor his praise to graven images.” Chelsea.
A SUNDAY-SCHOOL TEACHER.
SABBATH SCHOOL MISSIONARY EFFORT,
LEEDS. During last Christmas, the scholars of Lady Lane and Cross Mill-Street Schools, have been busily engaged in collecting for our Home and Foreign Missions. Some time previous, a Missionary Basket had been provided by the female scholars, and the result of their perseverance is very gratifying, proving what may be done by untiring effort. Our Juvenile Missionary Sermons and Annual Meeting, was held on the 11th of January, 1852. The Rev. M. Baxter gave us two highly intellectual and spiritual sermons. The meeting in the afternoon was of a very gratifying character. Rev. T. A. Bailey took the chair, and the addresses were delivered by the Revs. Mr. Baxter; T. Hocking ; Messrs. Pawson;
Whitaker ; S. Johnson ; B. Porter; B. Thomas; R. K. Smith ; W. H. Rinder, &c. All seemed pleased with the result of their labours. The amount raised by the two schools is about thirty pounds.
W. H. R.
A DAY AT WINDSOR CASTLE.
By Old Winsford.
(Continued from page 9.) From the Vandyke Room we are ushered into the State Ante-room. This is a beautiful room. The ceiling, like the Queen's Audience Chamber, is painted by the artist Verrio. It exhibits a banquet of the gods. Over the chimney-piece is a portrait on glass of George III., in his coronation robes, after Sir Joshua Reynolds. Here too are some fine specimens of tapestry from the heathen mythology, and some exquisite specimens in carving, by Grinling Gibbons, of fish, fruit, and game. Of the above carver, Lord Oxford truly, as well as elegantly expressed, “ that he gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements, with the free disorder natural to each."
We now enter the Grand Staircase, distinguished most by an erect statue in marble, of George IV., by the celebrated sculptor Chantrey. This magnificent approach communicates with the hall below, opening under the portico into the quadrangle. We now reach the Grand Vestibule. This is a lofty apartment, being forty-five feet in height. It is lighted from above by an octagonal lantern of very elegant design. The room is decorated with military trophies and suits of armour ; six of the latter, of the times of Elizabeth and Charles 1. Here 100 are some candelabra, decorated with the dragon and shield of St. George ; several fine specimens of sculpture, and a curiously trained Chinese root.
There is also a curious piece of mechanism, which at stated times, as regulated by the clock in the upper part, plays some of Handel's pieces on an organ, contained in the centre of the case.
In the Small Vestibule are five paintings, by West ; viz. Edward III. embracing his son after the battle of Cressy, 13.8 : Edward the Black Prince receiving king John of France as prisoner, after the battle of Puictiers, 1356: Philippa, queen of Edward III. at the battle of Neville's Cross, 1346 : Queen Philippa suing for the pardon of the six burghers of Calais, 1347 : Edward III. entertaining his prisoners after the surrender of Calais.
We now enter what many would probably regard as the most interesting in the whole suite, namely the IPaterloo Chamber, so named from that celebrated battle fought at Waterloo, in the year 1815, between the English under the Duke of Wellington, and the French under Napoleon Buonaparte, and because the portraits which adorn it, consist of many of the then reigning sovereigns of Europe, as well as some of the eminent statesmen and warriors conspicuous in the stirring events of the years 1813, 1814, and 1815. The portraits are mostly by sir Thomas Lawrence, and were painted for king George IV. They are as follows: the duke of York; lord Castlereagh; George IV.; George III. ; lord Hill; William IV.; earl of Liverpool; duke of Cambridge; the duke d'Angouleme; general sir Thomas Picton, killed at Waterloo ; the archduke Charles of Austria; prince Schwartzenburg; Charles X. of France; major-gen. sir George Adam Wood; duke of Brunswick, killed at Quatre Bras; major-gen. Czernicheff; the duke de Richelieu ; prioce Metternich ; the count Capo d'Istria; pope Pius VII.; count Nesselrode; Alexander I. emperor of Russia ; Francis II. emperor of Austria ; Frederick William III. king of Prussia ; prince Hardenberg; cardinal Gonzalvi ; Leopold, king of Belgium, when prince Leopold; count Alten; Field-marshal prince Blucher; Arthur, duke of Wellington; count Platoff; lieutenant-gen. sir James Kemp; marquis of Anglesca; Ernest Frederick, count Munster, of Hanover; carl Bathurst; general Overoff'; taron Wilhelm von Humbolt. Thus it will be seen that