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giving ; intercession. We will say a little about to do anything, and you find it too hard, you ask each.

him to help you. Dear child, it is too hard a 1. Confession.—You know, if you have be- thing for you to serve God by yourself: you haved ill, and your parents are angry with you, must ask his belp, as your catechism teaches you you cannot be happy till you have confessed your to say: “Yes, verily, and; by. God's help, so I fault, and asked them to forgive you. It is the will.” God promises to give his Holy Spirit: he same with your heavenly Father : every day you reminds us how fathers give their children good offend him by some wrong thought, or word, or things, and then says: “If ye, being evil, know

Sometimes when others may even bave how to give good things to your children, how praised you for good conduct, it you think of it much more shall your heavenly Father give the with reference to what God's good law requires, Holy Spirit to them that ask him.” As I advised you will be sensible you have not in God's sight you to try and remember each night what sin you done what you should. Perhaps you have had had to confess to God, so I advise you to notice unkind, proud, or self-willed thoughts hidden in what it is you find it most difficult to do, that you your heart. God has seen them all; and they may specially pray for strength to fulfil that duty. offend him. You must every day confess to God Some children are idle : the hardest thing to them is how sinful you are, and ask him to forgive you to be diligent at their work. Some children are pasfor Jesus sake. All that you do wrong is written sionate: they find it the hardest thing to overcome down in God's book, and nothing but the blood their evil tempers. Some children are obstinate : of Jesus can blot it out. When you have done to them the hardest thing is to be obedient. Try anything wrong in the day, try and remember it at and find out what is the hardest thing to you, night, and ask God not only to forgive all your that you may watch and pray most about this. sins, but the special sin you reinember having 3. Thanksgiving. - This is a joyful part of committed that day. Some children before they prayer. When your parents give you anything, pray at night take two or three minutes to think how happy it makes you to thank them for it, over the past day, that they may recollect what and to think what a dear kind father and mother sins they have to confess, and pray for strength to you have. This is the happy teeling you should resist them on the morrow : this is a good plan, have when you thank God for all the good things wbich you would do well to follow.

he has given you. How many they are! When 2. Petition.--This means asking God for all you wake in the morning, you may think how you want. How many things little children God has watched over you while you were asleep, want! Food and clothes and a home to shelter and could not take care of yourself, how he has them, friends to take care of them and teach them. made the sun to shine once more to give you light, Your parents supply you with these things, but how he has provided you food and clothing, and they could not do so, unless God first gave them all that you need. At night how many mercies these things to give you. And there are a great you may count up that you have received during many things which your parents cannot give you; the day. If anything has given you special pleathey cannot give you health, they cannot pre- sure, you must not forget to thank God for that, serve you from many dangers, they cannot make because every good thing comes from him. you improve by all the good lessons you are 4. Intercession. This means prayer for others. taught, and, above all, they cannot give you The bible tells us we must never be selfish, and newy hearts, and make you love and serve God. seek good things for ourselves only; therefore we You see there are many things for you to ask of must not pray selfishly; but we must pray for God. We may ask God to give us anything that others as well as ourselves. You must first pray we wish for, only, if it is something merely for for those nearest to you, your parents, your our pleasure in this world, we are not sure that it brothers and sisters; then you may pray for your will be good for us ; therefore we must only ask neighbours and friends, and your country; and for it, if it is God's will. Thus, if a little child is you may pray for all Christians, and for the Jews, ill, it may pray to God to be made quite well and also for the heathen, that God would teach again; but perhaps God may see that that dear them his truth, and turn them from dumb idols to child will learn to think more about him, and love serve him. A little child cannot do much himself him mure, when it lies alone on a sick bed, than to help others; but God hears the prayers even of at play with its companions; and so he may not little children; and therefore he may ask God to make it well at once; and "God's will is always bless them. I will tell you a little history to exbest; therefore we say in such prayers, “ If it be plain this. A missionary was leaving England, to thy will.” There is one thing which it is always preach to the Indians in North America : before God's will to give, and which every child should he went away he talked to a little girl whom he pray for very earnestly, that is, the Holy Spirit. knew about the country he was going to live in, You have promised to renounce the devil and all and he told her there were many bears in that his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked country, which killed men ; and he said, My dear world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh : you child, you can do this for me, you can pray to bave promised to keep God's holy will and com- God to deliver me from the bears. The child did mandments; but you have no power to do this. not forget what he had said, but, every day, when Your evil heart, which you promised to resist, is she said her prayers, she added :

Pray, God, always getting the better of you; and you listen deliver Mr. from the bears." The misto Satan or to bad companions, when they tempt sionary went into North America, and it so hapyou to do wrong. You cannot keep your promise pened one day, when he was with others, a bear by yourself; but, if the Holy Spirit dwells in your attacked them; but God watched over them : they heart, he will make you strong to resist evil, and were not hurt, but were able to kill the fierce to do good. You know if your father tells you beast. The missionary had the paw of the bear

and you

cut off, to be sent to the little girl, that she might mercy, the seat of glory a seat of grace; so that with see how God had heard her prayers. I hope you, boldness we may come and appear before God, to ask too, will soon learn to love to pray for others, and and find grace in time convenient! Again, what a that, if any of your friends are in trouble, you will verity and constant truth in God is this, that he be ready at once to help them, by praying for would, according to his promise made first unto Adam,

and so to Abraham and others, in his time accomthem ; and, when you hear of the poor heathen,

plish it by sending his Son so graciously! Who your heart will be full of pity, and you will pray would doubt hereafter of anything that he hath proto God to teach them.

mised ? And as for Christ's love, O whose heart can Now I have explained to you these four parts be able to think of it anything as it deserveth? He of prayer, I must say a few words about how you being God would become man: he being rich would ought to pray.. lst. You must pray humbly and become poor: he being Lord of the world became a seriously : God is very, very great: it is an awful servant to us all: he being immortal would become thing for a child to offend him by light and mortal, miserable, and taste of all God's curses, yea,

even of hell itself for us! thoughtless prayers. 2nd. When you confess

His blood was nothing too your sins, you must be sorry for them : you are

dear, his life he nothing considered, to bring us from sorry when your dear parents are angry,

death to life. But this his love needeth more hearty ought to be much more sorry when you have weighing than many words speaking

; and, therefore,

I omit and leave it to your consideration. So that, in made the great God angry: 3rd. When you ask the receipt of this supper, as I would you would God for any mercy, you should heartily desire it, tremble at God's wrath for sin, so would í have you It will noť do to ask God to make you a good to couple to that terror and fear true faith, by which child, and take you to heaven, if in your heart ye might be assuredly persuaded of God's mercy you do not care how you behave. You do not ask towards you, and Christ's love, though all things else your parents for anything unless you really wish preached the contrary.-- Bradford's Sermon on the for it; this is what you should feel about those Lord's Supper. things you ask of God. 4th. You must feel quite WHAT FAITI IT IS THAT SAVETI.--Faith now sure that God is willing to hear your prayers, and in God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, often think of those gracious words, “ Ásk, and according to the covenants and appointments made

between God and us, is our salvation. Wherefore I it shall be given yon.” 5th. Since you cannot pray aright of yourself , you must ask for the Holy the promises. Moreover, where thou findest a pro

have ever noted the covenants in the margins, and also Spirit to teach you to pray.

mise, and no covenant expressed therewith, there must thou understand a covenant; that we, when we be received to grace, know it to be our duty to keep the

law. As for an example, when the scripture saith, The Cabinet.

“ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall

find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" The Love of GOD EVIDENCED IN GIVING HIS (Matt. vii.), it is to be understood, if that, when thy Son.-In hearing that this which we take and eat is neighbour asketh, seeketh, or knocketh unto thee, Christ's body broken for our sins and his blood shed thou then show him the same mercy which thou defor our iniquities, we are occasioned to call to mind sirest of God, then hath God bound himself to help the infinite greatness of God's mercy and truth, and thee again, and else not.— Tyndale. of Christ's love towards us. For what a mercy is this— that God would, for man being lost through his wilful sins, be content, yea, desirous to give his own only Son," the image of his substance, the brightness of his glory,” “ being in his own bosom,” to be made

Poetry. man for us, that we men by him might be, as it were, made gods! What a mercy is this — that God the

SONNETS. Father so should tender us, that he would make this his Son, being co-equal with him in divinity, a mortal

No. XV. man for us, that we might be made immortal by him! What a kindness is this that the Almighty

How rare a spectacle didst thou present, Lord should send to us his enemies his dear darling O London, on that memorable day, to be made poor, that we by bim might be made rich !

When multitudes combined in grinu array What bowels of compassion is this—that the omni

To menace and coerce the parliament! potent Creator of heaven and earth would deliver his Thy loyal citizens, with one consent, own only beloved Son for his creatures, to be not only

Stood ready to defeat the wild assay, “ flesh of our flesh and bone of our boncs,” that we

Till, like a thunder-cloud, did pass away might by him through the Holy Ghost be made one The peril that seem'd once so imminent. with him, and so with the Father, by communicating

Soldiers were there in thousands; but rot one the merits of his flesh, that is, righteousness, holiness, Was seen, nor was there heard the sound of riot : innocency, and immortality, but also to be a slain From morning till the setting of the sun sacrifice for our sins, to satisfy his justice, to convert Thy streets display'd almost a sabbath's quiet. and turn death into life, to make sin unto us grace,

Sublime event! whose influence for weal hell to us heaven, misery felicity! What a mercy is

The universal human world will feel ! this-that God will raise up this his Son Christ, not

J. D. H. only to justify and regenerate us, but also in his person to demonstrate unto us our state which we bave; for in his coming we shall be like unto him ! O London: Published for the Proprietors by EDWARDS wonderful mercy of God, which would assume this and HUGHES, 12, Ave-Maria Lane, St. Paul's ; and to be his Christ, even in human body, into the heavens, to procured, by order, of all Booksellers in Town and Country, take and keep there possession for us, to lead our captivity captive, to appear before him always praying

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town queen Edeva had two parts, and earl Guert IPswich is a town in Suffolk, about 25 miles a third part; and burgesses there were eight hunE.S.E. from Bury St. Edmnnds, and 69 N.E. dred, paying custom to the king. But, after the from London. It is seated on an acclivity, Normans had possessed themselves of England, they bounded on the west and south by the river Or- erected a pile or castle here, which Hugh Bigod well, and sheltered by hills on the north and north- defended for a good while against Stephen, the east. It appears to have derived its name from the usurping king of England, but surrendered it in the Gyppen, or Gypping, a small stream which flows end. This fort is now quite gone, so as there remain into the Orwell. The following is the account not so much as the ruins thereof. Some say it given of this town by Camden :

was in the parish of Westfield hard by, where is “Near unto the mouth of this river we saw to be seen the rubbish of a castle, and where old Ipswich, in times past Gippwich, a fair town re- Gipwic, as men say, stood in times past. I think sembling a city, situate in a ground somewhat verily it was then demolished when king Henry low, which is the eye, as it were, of this shire, II. laid Waleton castle near unto it even with the as having a baven commodious enough, fenced in ground. For it was a place of refuge for rebels ; times past with a trench and rampire, of good and here landed those 3,000 Flemings whom the trade, and stored with wares, well peopled and nobles of England had called in against him, fall of inhabitants, adorned with fourteen churches, what time as he unadvisedly had made prince and with goodly, large, and stately edificès. I say Henry his son king, and of equal power with himnothing of four religious houses now overturned, self; and the young man, knowing no mean, and that sumptuous and magnificent college, would be in the highest place or none, set upon a which cardinal Wolsey, a butcher's son of this furious desire of the kingdom, most unnaturally place, here began to build, whose vast mind waged war against his own father. Albeit, these reached always

at things too high..... As touch- castles are now clean decayed and gone, yet this iag the antiquity thereof, so far as ever I could shore is (defended sufficiently with a huge bank observe, the name of it was not heard of before the they call it Langerston—that for two miles or Danish invasion, whereof it smarted. For, in the thereabout in length lieth forth into the main sea; year of salvation 991, the Danes sacked and spoiled not without

great danger and terror of such as sail it and all the sea-coast with so great cruelty, that that way: howbeit the same serveth very well Siritius, archbishop of Canterbury, and the for fishermen to dry their fishes, and after a sort is nobles of England thought it the safest and best a defence unto that spacious and wide haven of course they could take to redeem and buy their Orwell.” peace of them for the sum of ten thousand Of the fourteen churches mentioned by Campounds. Nevertheless, within nine years they den, twelve remain. St. Margarets is a spacious made spoil of this town again ; and presently edifice, with a plain tower at the east end. The thereupon the Englishmen valiantly encountered nave is of a more enriched character, in the later them in the field ; but through the cowardly run- style of architecture, and is lighted by a row of ning away of one man alone, named Turkill, as ten windows on a side, each of three lights. This writeth Henry of Huntingdon (for, in matter of church suffered much and was seriously defaced war, things of small weight otherwise are of right in the great rebellion. The parliamentary visitors great moment and sway very much), our men stripped it of most of its decorations, destroyed the were put to Aight, and let the victory slip out of paintings, and removed the statues of the twelve their hands. In the reign of St. Edward, as we apostles. It is well that the building itself was

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