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ed ;-it may encourage him to remain stedfast in the faith of the Redeemer, to abound in all the duties obligatory upon him as a subject of the Prince of Peace ;-it may tend to cherish sentiments of devotedness to his celestial Sovereign, and of attachment to those who are heirs with bim of the heavenly kingdom ;-and it may brighten his hope of that land of which it is the emblem, where evil cannot exist, and where peace and joy are experienced without the possibility of interruption. • Wherever the Olive Branch appears, may such be the result !-may the interests of Scriptural and of cheer. ful piety be increased! and may the knowledge, and the love, and the glory of God be promoted !
H. S. B.
Edinburgh, 16th Nov. 1830.
A LIST OF THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE
Rev. John Brown, D.D.
| John Malcolm, Esq.
Sandford Earle, Esg.
By an unfortunate incident, a number of papers sent for insertion have been for the present lost. They will most probably be recovered ; in which case they will be reserved for the next publication.
It is respectfully suggested, that all Papers intended for the ensuing Volume of the OLIVE BRANCH, should be transmitted to the Publisher's not later than the end of July. Unsolicited Communications will be highly acceptable.
Stanzas. By JOHN MALCOLM,