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deliverance of the youth : he had not the courage of his youthful gladness, and longed to be deliboldly to remonstrate against the wickedness in- vered from his present bondage. tended : he thought that he could come afterwards There were two officers of the court who were when none was by, take up Joseph secretly from placed in that prison, whose dreams Joseph was the pit, and restore him, unobserved, to his father. supernaturally enabled to interpret. One was to His plan shared the fate so general with deceitful be restored to his office; and him Joseph intreated propositions; for, when he was out of the way, a to represent his hard case to the king. But the company of' Ishmaelites passed by; and Judah, unthankful butler, when delivered, forgot him ; who had no mind to shed blood if gain could be and it was not till two years after, ibat, on otherwise got, proposed to sell Joseph to these Pharaoh's dreaming two remarkable dreams, migratory merchants. They might make a profit- Joseph was thought of, and brought to stand able bargain, and with equal certainty, it seemed, before the king. frustrate Joseph's prognostications. To this proposal all agreed.

Their brother was lifted from the pit, and sold for twenty pieces of THOUGHTS ON THE OMNIPRESENCE OF silver. Again we see in Joseph a type of Christ:

THE DEITY, ADDRESSED TO PROFESSING Christ was sold, and at the instigation of a Judas

CHRISTIANS. -sold into the hands of strangers ; his nearest kinsman, according to the flesh, abetting the

BY THE Rev. BEAVER H. BLACKER, M.A. deed.

When Reuben returned and found Joseph gone, “Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I his grief was bitter. “ He returned unto his breth- fee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art ren, and said: The child is not; and I, whither there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. II shall I go?” But his character was unstable take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost

parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy as water; and he weakly vielded to the purpose right hand shall hold me.”—Ps. cxxxix. 7-10. of the rest to deceive their father. He had not the moral courage to tell the truth ; else search might It is evident that this psalm was composed at a have been made, and Joseph ransomed and restored time when David was greatly persecuted and to his home. A long tissue of evil consequences calumniated by his enemies. For, if you are acthus resulted to himself and to his father's house. quainted with its contents, or if you read it Let us learn that honest frankness and bold deter- through, you will at once perceive that his distress mination in the straight path is the course which of mind was unusually severe. Yet observe, his alone befits the professing servant of God. sorrows did not assume the character of despair.

When Jacob's sons returned to him, they exhi-On what, then, did he found his hope? Where bited Joseph's garment of many colours steeped did he repose his grief? Whence did he draw in blood, and pretended that they had found it. comfort to his soul in this season of deep affliction ? This seemed convincing proof that his beloved It was on the fixed belief that the God whom he child was devoured by some evil beast; and the loved and served was everywhere, was omniaffectionate parent grieved deeply for his lose. present, “ beholding the evil and the good;" Perhaps he yielded too much to the affliction that in vain will man seek a spot in the whole which oppressed him; for he refused, we are told, creation, where the divine protection is not felt, or all comfort, and seemed to “sorrow as those that whither the divine anger does not follow; that have no hope.” Religion does not forbid our heaven is the seat of God's glory; that this world, tears to flow ; but it will check an exuberant griet: in all its wide extent, is the scene of his provii must testify that God, even when he smites, is dence; and that even hell (i.e., the grave) must very merciful : it will teach us to lay our griefs at his command give up its dead, and, consehefore his throne, and humbly submit to his chas- quently, is the theatre of his power, and under tening hand.

his absolute control. Meanwhile Joseph had been carried into Egypt, Thus did the psalmist declare his belief in God's where he was sold again to Potiphar, the omnipresence. And this doctrine is as clearly taught captain of Pharaoh's guard. He entered that in other parts of scriptore. For example, we read land a captive, which he was afterwards to rule. in the Proverbs of Solomon, “Hell and destrucGod had humbled him, but intended to exalt him tion are before the Lord; how much more then the in due time.

hearts of the children of men ?" (xv. 11). The His conduct in his new situation was so praise- prophet Jeremiah likewise asked whether any worthy that his master distinguished him with man can hide himself in secret places that God special favour, and placed him over his household. shall not see him; adding, “Do not I fill heaven There, too, his behaviour was unexceptionable. and earth ? saith the Lord” (xxiii. 24). And He had learned in the school of affliction, and St. Paul declares that “ neither is there any was profited thereby. But his trials were not at an creature that is not mauifest in his sight; but all ond: a sore one still awaited bin. Pleasure spread things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him her snares for him; and sin allured him by sensual with whom we have to do” (Heb. iv.). Conenjoyment. But Joseph was sustained by divine ceiving it unnecessary to multiply, passages of grace: “How can I do this great wickedness, similar import, I shall merely remind my readers and sin against God?” His refusal exposed him to of that encouraging promise given to the faithful of calumnious accusation; and his master, too easily every age and nation, that “ where two or three believing the charge, cast him into prison. Here, , are gathered together” to worslip the Lord in the too, he found favour with the keeper, and was beauty of holiness, there in the midst of them is entrusted with a kind of authority. But his soul the Saviour of the world, to hear and answer, their yearned for freedom : he thought of the days supplications.

In addition to these most convincing proofs , on, and observing what they did.” In his ignofrom the word of God, our own unassisted reason rance of the divine nature, he gave this precept, tells us that the Ruler of the universe, whatever hoping to encourage his followers in the pursuit other attributes he may possess, sees all things, of what was honourable, and to deter them from and is in every place; for, as David did, I may what was mean and wicked. And the advice he appeal to his works, I may appeal to nature as a gave, no doubt, was founded on an accurate testimony that the Author of nature is omnipresent knowledge of human nature; for he knew that (Ps. xciv. 8-10). Yes, the wonders and har. the presence of one who is superior in rank, wismony of creation, from the meanest insect to man, dom, or piety, has always a strong influence on God's noblest work, even were there no revelation our life and manners; that we stand in awe, and upon the subject, prove, beyond all controversy, are fearful to offend; and that we are careful to the universal presence, as well as the power and observe at least the outward appearance of wisdom, of our Creator. His watchful care also, virtue, and to avoid any thing that might render which supplies our various wants, and preserves us contemptible or disagreeable. His precept, us in the midst of danger, and which suffers not therefore, we must admire; but, how different are a sparrow to fall to the ground without bis per- our own circumstances! If the supposed presence mission, shows that he, in whom “ we live, and of a good man, who himself is necessarily prone move, and have our being,” is not far from any to err, could be expected to have influence over one of us. And, further, the inward conscious- human condact, how much greater and superior ness of a future trial, which even the most bar. must be the influence of the real presence of a dened mind at times is forced to feel, is an un- perfect, all-wise God; of that holy Being, who deniable proof of the creature's knowledge that bis not only views every action in its proper light, Creator is ever close at hand.

but is intimately acquainted with the motives But perhaps some may wonder why I strive so from which they spring! earnestly to prove what all, most probably, are But there is another, and a very useful conready and willing to admit. Are any disposed to sideration, which should be ever keep in view ask why I seek to establish what they never dared that he who overlooks us, and witnesses all that to deny; wbat no member of Christ's church pre- passes here below, is no idle or unconcerned specsumes to doubt? Alas! I know too well the tator. If he was, it might be held of little moment dark deceitfulness of the human heart; and, whether we believed or disbelieved his continual wishing to guard you against its dangers, my fears presence. But, from revelation we learn that, as have urged me, at the risk of being tedious, to our watchful Guardian, who “neither slumbers establish, fully and beyond all reasonable contra- nor sleeps," is acquainted with every thought, diction, the doctrine of the omnipresence of the word, and deed of his countless creatures, so he Deity. I judge of others by myself. I cannot, in- preserves of them all an imperishable record. A deed, recollect the time when I seriously ques- fellow-creature may observe our conduct; bat he tioned or disbelieved the truth which I would now may be too weak either to recompense what he enforce upon the minds of others; but I can well approves or to panish what he condemns. The remember when it had no more influence on my life case, however, is far different with Almighty God : and feelings than if I never had been taught it. he observes minutely; he regards deeply; he will Now, ask yourselves wbether it bas been so, or is reward or punish abundantly; and he “ will still so with you. Ask this question seriously, and bring every work into judgment, with every examine into the state of your hearts as in the secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be presence of him whose eye is ever fixed upon you; evil.” Convinced, then, of this, there is surely før, be assured, if your hearts do not feel the con- no consideration more likely to excite our revetinual presence of your Maker, you have had from rence, or to restrain us from sin. I appeal to my Be no proof that was not absolutely required. readers whether one can be charged with taking You may indeed confess with your lips, as Elihu unnecessary pains if he endeavour again and again confessed to Job, that “God's eyes are upon the to urge upon your consciences what, as each man's ways of man; and be seeth all his goings (Job experience mūst show, too easily escapes the recolxxxiv. 21); but such verbal acknowledgements will lection. A serious and realizing belief that the be of no avail. Satan, in his craftiness, can spare eye of God is ever fixed upon us is, therefore, this empty tribute of respect to the holy Being most important, not only because an upright witwhom he opposes, since well be knows that if your ness to our actions, even were he merely a fellowrespect proceeds no further, and if your minds are being, would have considerable effect in restrainnot practically convinced, you are still in dark- ing our conduct, but because to him, who never ness, still " in the gall of bitterness," and are leaves us, even our hearts are open ; because he, not“ renewed in the Spirit,” or converted to the knowing all our iniquities, can and will reward ways of God. O let it then be the burden of your us as he thinks proper. O, how the certainty prayers to heaven, that you may be enabled not and accuracy of this future judgment, when many merely to understand, but powerfully, effectually, who enjoyed this world's applause shall stand and continually to feel in your hearts, the omni- trembling and condemned before Jehovah's throne, presence of the Deity. And may the Holy Spirit should force as to consider our ways! It appels be with me whilst I endeavour to point out the the mind even to think upon that day; for all importance and beneficial effects of rightly en- past events will then be present to our Almighty tertaining this awakening truth!

Judge; present to him who now is here, either First, with respect to its importance. It was grieving over our impenitence or rejoicing at our the advice of a celebrated heathen philosopher, faith. Truly it is an awful consideration, cheernamed Seneca, that - men ought always to act ing to the righteous, but terrifying to the ungodly, as it an eminent and virtuous person was looking that a day will come when there can be no deception, and when he shall judge us who well knows are light; and, if we receive them patiently, and our state. If, therefore, you expect to enjoy his use them properly, they shall “work for us a protecting favour then, keep in mind that he is far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" now collecting facts which can never be forgotten, (2 Cor. iv. 17). and which will either save or condemn you: keep Above all, what an inducement have we, in the in mind that not a faithful service is overlooked, omnipresence of God, to resist temptation, and to that all sins are noted in the book of judgment, be “ zealous of good works”! We all know that and that every omitted duty and all impure desires it is a great encouragement to virtue to perceive are likewise most carefully recorded in it.

that those whom we admire and esteem are specI shall now endeavour to point out the bene- tators of our actions. But how infinitely superior ficial effects. First of all (for there are several), is the inspection of God! A fellow-mortal may it gives great and unspeakable comfort to the be- for many reasons withhold his approbation : liever, who through the mercy of God has de- sometimes success is not in proportion to merit; lightful evidence that he is a member of Christ and sometimes virtue is the object, not of reward, Jesus by adoption and grace. The Christian (I but of envy. This is the state of things below; mean one who is really a Christian) considers him- but above it is far different. There God reself poor, ignorant, weak, and insignificant. members what we are, and makes due allowance When he views himself, as it were, in the mirror for our weakness and imperfections. He looks of truth, and beholds in the pages of the gospel well to the motives, he examines minutely the the image of the holy Being, whom he is required principles, and perceiving the full guilt of disto imitate in purity, he at once exclaims, in the obedience. How cogent, then, should be the language of the psalmist: “I am a worm, and í reflection that we are running our appointed no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the race in his presence, who shall one day people” (Ps. xxii. 6). When he reflects upon himself award the crown; and that our daily what perhaps he once considered to be holy ser- contest with ourselves, the world, and the devil is vices, he pronounces them too worthless to be re- maintained in his immediate view, who, calling membered by God, who “perceives iniquity even himself the Captain of our salvation, bears witness in our holy things; " and, when he thinks upon his to our faithful struggles, takes notice of every sins, both of omission and commission, the thought honest effort, successful or unfortunate, and will necessarily arises that they are too many and too proclaim and repay them publicly before the great to be forgiven. But what consolation does assembled universe! “Wherefore,” as the apostle he now derive from the reflection that God is, says, “ seeing we also are compassed about with and always has been, present? It gives comfort so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside to his soul to think that he, who graciously ac- every weight, and the sin which doth so easily cepted the widow's mite, and was pleased to say beset us, and let us run with patience the race that that even a cup of cold water given in his name is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author shall have a full reward, knows every prayer and finisher of our faith ; who, for the joy that that was sincerely offered, remembers every was set before him, endured the cross, despising temptation that was resisted, has marked them the shame, and is set down at the right hand of with delight, and will openly acknowledge them the throne of God” (Heb. xii. 1, 2). at the final day of judgment.

This ought to be a most awakening consisupport does this knowledge impart to the deration; and would to God we could each true believer in the season of sorrow, sickness, one of us realize to our minds that his eye is ever bereavement, or desertion! When death has sepa- fixed upon us! What increased and indefatigable rated us from those we love, when former friends vigilance would our lives display! Were Imand companions forsake us, when the world seems manuel now visible to our eyes, as the object of a desert, and life becomes a burden, O_is not adoration, how different would be the scene God, our omnipresent God, our everlasting Friend, from what we so often witness! Every knee better to the believer than even

sons and

would be bent in humble prayer; every ear daughters ? His promises can raise the drooping would be open, and eager to listen to his graspirit, and enable the broken-hearted to exclaim : cious message of glad tidings ; and every “Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why tongue would loudly proclaim his praises, conart thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God; fessing him to be the Lord. Why is it not always for I shall yet praise him for the help of his so? Why is not his holy worship conducted countenance” (Ps. xlii. 5).

always in this solemn manner? for Immanuel King David declared that it was his chief de- is, and has been present, visible to the eye of light to think that God was with him; and this faith, which, as it has been so well defined, is mighty privilege to have the Lord as our com- " the substance of things hoped for, the evidence panion-was vouchsafed by our Saviour to all of things not seen." Yes Immanuel is pretrue believers, when he said to his bereaved dis- sent, when wandering thoughts, disrespectciples: “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto ful attitudes, and silent tongues pretend to offer the end of the world” (Matt. xxviii. 20). When, the only sacrifice he will accept-the sacrifice therefore, we are deserted by mankind, when of contrite, faithful, and obedient hearts. God human friendship proves fallacious, and when our may not bé mocked. You cannot elude his allfaith is persecuted and our rights invaded, let us searching eye; for, be assured, if he is present ever remember that God is always near, behold to see and approve your faithful yet imperfect ing our sufferings, permitting our trials, ordering service, he is also present to mark and register all our goings, and guarding

us against destroying every wicked action, every impure thought, evils. Our afflictions, though apparently heavy, every wilful slight, and every omitted duty. are of short continuance, and therefore in reality I wish that I could deeply impress this fearful

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truth upon your minds; because it is the want of you weep bitterly for your sins, and seek by it which causes so much wickedness, so much God's grace to amend your lives, you shall be coldness in religion to prevail. Ye, who indulge cast into outer darkness, and your portion shall in secret sins ; ye, who cherish impure and unholy be hereafter with the devil and his angels. thoughts; ye, who habitually and wilfully break Dear readers, consider seriously what I have any of God's commands, how would you tremble said: it affects your eternal welfare. May God, at the sure and certain consequences, if you did but who sees us now, forgive our past neglect, for the pause a little, and seriously consider that in every sake of Jesus Christ. O may the Spirit, “ without corner of the earth, in darkness and in light, God whom nothing is strong, nothing holy,” carry us marks every thought, word, and deed, in order to through all temptation, and guide us into the bring them into judgment, and to impose an awful ways of truth ! retribution! Is there, I would ask you, one human being, who could behold the countenance of bis almighty Judge turned towards him in

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. anger, and not shrink back with fear and

(From a Correspondent.) trembling?

Sach being the uses, the important uses, of truly “The objects of Sunday-school teaching-what and continually believing in the omnipresence of are they? In laying your hands on these intelour God, can I state too strongly or too fully the ligent, these immortal beings, what is your purnecessity of cherishing an abiding sense of the pose and aim concerning them ?” (the lecturer is divine continual watchfulness? You must per- addressing the members of the Church of England ceive that a doctrine so well calculated to influence Sunday-School Institute). “Is it less than this, the temper, to cheer the desponding, to encourage to form in them such a character as that God may the virtuous, and to restrain the wicked, deserves be glorified in them while they are here, and that ample consideration; and happy should I feel they may be glorified with God hereafter and for were I convinced that my efforts to establish it ever ?

If we teach human beings at all, have not been made in vain.

we must remember the claim which God their Let me add, in conclusion, that there are means Maker asserts concerning them : 'All souls are by which a belief in this respect may be in- mine.'.

And does not this consideration cast a creased and made perfect; and these means you special lustre round your work? Think what it must diligently employ. I would suggest that a

is to have for the end of that work the honour of habit of prayer-private, domestic, and public-be God in the present holiness and everlasting glory acquired ; because every act of worship virtually of the creatures whom he has made. Surely you implies our belief in the presence of God; and, it cannot deem too loftily of your occupation. In our devotion be sincere, we feel the truth of this very truth are you not workers together with conviction. I would, in the next place, recom

God'? But then the means to be employed in mend—what indeed will follow as a thing in course, your work. These two are of the poblest and if you are diligent in prayer—that you be also most sacred kind: they are provided for you by diligent in the stady of the word of God. The the inspiration of God himself, in his own records whole volume involves the doctrine of the divine of eternal truth. Your bibles are the instruments, omnipresence, and is therefore especially well the divinely-appointed and prepared instruments fitted to impress us with an abiding sense of this of the work wherein you are engaged. All other important truth. It will also assist much to books, all other helps in the carrying on of that cultivate the habit of acknowledging the hand of work are suitable and useful solely as they exGod in all the occurrences of life. Frequently hibit and proclaim what the bible reveals; for the God's <

way is in the sea, and his path in the bible is the only book which can tell with augreat waters; and his footsteps are not known" thority how a human being is to be sanctified and (Ps. lxxvii. 19). But, if you learn to feel and saved. Need we say more to invest the acknowledge that every thing is of the Lord, work of Sunday-school teaching in our eyes with whether it be good or evil, you have within you a peculiar solemnity and distinction ? What a peace which the unbeliever cannot understand, objects' of a higher kind can you have to opeand which this world can neither give nor také rate upon than the minds and wills of God's own

And, lastly, I would say, that a regular intelligent and undying creatures? what objects and devout attendance at the Lord's table, while of nobler ambition can you have before you

than it proves your fixed belief in his mercy, is also a the bringing those creatures of God to serve him most potent means of keeping alive and increasing now, to be blest in him for ever? What means' within

you the feeling which (as stated in Ps. of more exalted character can you have to use than cxxxix. 7-10) supported David amidst all his an instrument which God's own wisdom has spesorrows. In this sacred ordinance our crucified cially contrived for the purpose of acting upon Redeemer is more immediately present to illu- human beings to his glory in their sanctity and minate the faithful, and to refresh the weary. happiness, present and eternal ?” (rev. "John All, therefore, who unfeignedly believe, never Harding). In an address from the greatly-needed can omit to join the feast whenever it is prepared. Institute, in behalf of which the lecture was deWhile to such as dare to neglect this solemn ser- livered, the committee remark: "Let church vice, or who presume to come without a wedding- Sunday-school teachers become members of the garment, I would simply say (and may my Institute, assist its funds (of which assistance it words sink deep into the heart of every reader) stands at present greatly in need), attend its lecyour faith is weak: you are infidels in disguise : tures and meetings, and avail themselves of its you deny the presence of your Saviour. Like library. Let associations be formed in the counÞeter, you disown him ; and, unless, like Peter, try, entering into connexion with us, and so

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working in unison to our mutual benefit. And, the free communication with his fellow-men cause lastly, let all the friends of true religious educa- association to be less desired. The advantages of cation strengthen our hands, and through us the his seclusion will be thankfully borne in mind, and hands of thousands upon thousands of Sunday- occasional secrecy therefore chosen. But converse school teachers, whose only aim, as such, is to will have increased charms: the deprivation will spread that best of all knowledge, without which have made it a privilege ; company therefore, but nations as well as individuals must perish.” The that of a better character than before, will be objects of the Institute are, to promote union sought, and will prove a source of more profitable among the schools, to collect and diffuse informa- | enjoyment. tion for their management, to record their statis- But, if the bonds of social intercourse are tics, to assist in their establishment and extension, strengthened by this temporary severance, still and to aid with grants and cheap publications more are the ties of relationship, of attachment to their various needs. Of the latter many useful home, and the endearments of family, confirmed. manuals, &c., have already been issued.

Men, indeed, who before seemed to be without natural affection, giving sad proofs of this by spending not only lawful earnings, but whatever

was obtained by fraud or violence, in base selfPRISON DISCIPLINE*.

indulgences, treating with worse than brutal Since the design of imprisonment is not merely bound to love and support;

even such often, after

indifference the distress of those whom they were to punish, but by correction to prepare the offender short separation and suitable instruction, express for more profitable intercourse with his fellow much pity towards the innocent sufferers through men, the feelings which are produced by his con- their crimes, and deprecate their past conduct finement towards mankind in general must be most with the most bitter self-reproach. important.

So favourably does separate imprisonment opeNone can doubt but that regard for others

will rate in exciting the love of kindred, and in strengthdepend greatly upon the persons with whom intercourse is held, and upon the treatment experienced " have less of earth in them than heaven,” that in

ening those feelings which have been well said to from them. Subject a man to the companionship dealing with the more hardened culprit it is my of none but the morose and malignant, and no kindly feelings will be created, nor will the ill. subduing the most obdurate, as preparatory to that

constant practice to refer to subjects so effectual in usage of such cause society to be desired. But corrective instruction whereby the character may how different the effect upon a prisoner when he be in other respects improved*. is secluded from the reach or sight of malevolence, is visited only by those who supply his wants, this improved discipline, inasmuch as the very

How great too is the advantage resulting from advise him for bis welfare, or console him in his affections themselves assume a different character ! distress! Intercourse of this kind with his super whilst encouraged and increased, they are also riors, and with such alone, will have the effect of

corrected. Their foundation is laid on better strengthening, instead of destroying, the social principle so wisely implanted in ali men, and principles

, and they are directed to a better purtherefore worthy of being cultivated with watch. Criminal tend to change the blind instinctive fond

pose. The reasoning and reflection of the secluded ful care. Perhaps, indeed, condemnation to a long, con- productive of evil rather than good, into an enlight

ness felt by some, and which had been heretofore tinuance of entire solitude might tend to eradicate ered affection, which seeks the real welfare of its that principle we desire to cherish ; inasmuch as

objects by means of which the reformed offender the sufferer, with a view to the lessening of that has himself experienced the good effect. Often punishment, might endeavour to overcome the do prisoners express themselves most satisfactorily natural inclination towards social intercourse, and

on this subject. With much feeling, and many might foster a spirit of selfish indifference. But tears, one said to me not long since : “I often scarcely is a temptation to do this presented, when think what a blessing it will be for my poor chil. the term of separation is short, and when motives dren that I have been brought here, if I should and actions, the very opposite to those which form the heartless recluse, are continually urged. * I find with satisfaction that the opinions I have expressed Seclusion, under such circumstances, renders so- on this point are confirmed by the chaplain of the Pentonville ciety more inviting, whilst its corrective tendency prison, who observes in his last report: “ The natural affecprepares the subject of it for the increased plea- tions and love of kindred appeared to me to gain new strength sure which more virtuous companionship shall in solitude, and formed an element in efforts to promote the afford. I know of no condition or state of moral reformation of the men. Rebellious children mouming orer discipline which so well admits the strict literal painful retrospect upon their once neglected families, medi

their past disobedience ; husbands and parents looking with application of Milton's lines :

tating and asking advice how to do better for the future, and “ Solitude sometimes is best society,

looking forward with some hope to future efforts to retrieve

their efforts, and to become the comfort of those to whom And short retirement urges sweet return."

they had caused sorrow, furnished subjects of conversation Nor will the lasting remembrance that it was

between the prisoners and their ministers continually. There for a punishment the offender was debarred from being time and opportunity for reflection, the mind of the

poor wanderer from home and virtue turns back, with amazing * From “Prison Discipline, and the Advantages of the interest, to the scenes of childhood and comparative innocence. Separate System of Imprisonment;" by the rev. J. Field, Such feelings appear to have been as effectually dissipated in M.A. London: Longmans. Reading : Welch. 1848. 2 the company of lewd and wicked fellow-prisoners in common vols. Much important matter is contained in this work, gaols as they had previously been in the company of the alewhich deserves a careful perusal by all who are interested in house or dancing-room.”—Third Report of the Commissioners the reformation of offenders.--Ed.

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