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place in my character; my con- able to call God, Abba, Father. I duct was shameful. I do not know suffered much persecution from how you could have born with my friends; but, blessed be God, me with so much patience. he helped me through it. I knew
'At the end of two years, my what a sinner I had been, thereparents were obliged to return to fore could pity and pray for them. Ireland. Oh! my dear friend, never I had once nearly lost my Bible. shall I forget that night, when I The priest having learned that I to!d you I was not coming again. had one, came and demanded it; How affectionately you talked to I said I would part with my life
If I had been one of the first. He said it would be worse most attentive scholars in your for me if I did not give it to him. class, you could not have been | At last I thought I would bury it. more kind to me. You marked One night, after all were safe in some chapters in my Bible, and bed, I got up, took my Bible, went begged of me to read them when down the yard, dug a hole, after I could not come to school; and committing my best companion when you bade me farewell, it was to the Lord, laid it in the grave, the first time in my life that I felt and covered it up, so that no one any real sorrow for my past sin. could find it. For three weeks, I I thought I would give all the went every night, for two hours, world, if I might but stop one to read it, being the only time month longer with you. In the that I dared look at it. At length course of the week we left London. I heard that a lady wanted a serI could get no rest day or night : vant. I went to see her. She I could think of no one else but told me I might come as soon as you. One day I thought I would I liked. I got my Bible, and went make away with myself. Hell at once. She was a member of a appeared open to receive me! Just Christian church.
This was a as I was going to take some poison mercy, indeed, for me. Three that I had prepared, I thought I months after, I became a member heard you call me, and say, 'Where of the church to which she beis your Bible ?' I laid down the longed. I am still in the same poison and got my Bible; and the place; and a good place it is. I first place that I opened, where must also tell you that my father you marked, was John iii. 16, and mother have joined the same
God so loved the world that he chapel, nine months ago; their gave his only begotten Son, that home, that used to be like a little whosoever believeth in him should hell, is now like heaven. It would not perish, but have everlasting do you good to see my father life.' Although I had so often surrounded with fifty or sixty poor heard of that passage before, it men and women, holding a prayer now appeared as if it were the first meeting on Sunday evening, some time. I turned to some other coming four or five miles, and place that was marked, and I saw some six miles, never forgetting before me, 'This is a faithful say- to pour out their prayers for a ing, and worthy of all acceptation, blessing on Jurston-street school. that Christ Jesus came into the |A few days ago, a friend said to world to save sinners; of whom I my father, “You will never forget am chief.' This appeared just my that school ?” “Forget? Oh, no, case. I kneeled down and prayed never, till my God forgets to be to God, for the first time in my gracious.” life. I was much comforted. I * Please to give this 2s. 6d. to threw the poison away, and from the Bible Society, as a small, but that time I found mercy, and was sincere token of my love to my Bible, which is as dear to me as
The Library. my life is. Pray remember me, with many thanks, to Mr. Clark and Mr. Williams, and all the Teachers' Offering, 1846: Ward. friends of Jurston-street school. Here is again our old friend and You will wonder how I should favourite, quite as pictorial, musiknow where to send to you. My cal, evangelical, and varied as ever. brother has been living in London It needs no commendation from till a few weeks since. I begged us, and this is its highest praise. of him to go to the school, and find you out. He went, and The Stars and the Earth: Bailwatched you home, and then took lière. The man who wrote this the direction down, and brought book, has evidently some talent, it with him; and I determined to but it is such a hodge podge of write as soon as I had opportunity. nonsense, that, for publishing it, Mrs.- has come to London he ought to stand before all Chrison her way to America ; she will tendom, in the white sheet of tell you anything about me that penitence. you wish to know; she is a friend of my mistress. Now, my The Union Mugazine, 1846 : beloved friend, I must bid you Davies. We are glad to see this farewell. God bless you, for ever useful Magazine going on its way and for ever, is the prayer of rejoicing. It greatly improves, yours sincerely.
M. Ki and it is destined to exert a good
influence, and especially on the One of our Correspondents teachers and managers of Sunday writes, - It is an interesting cir- schools. It makes quite a portly cumstance for us to state that our volume, and so far as our comschool room once, a den of mendations can go, we wish for it thieves,' has now become a house a sale rapidly enlarging. of prayer,' it being formerly occupied as a penny theatre, where The Teachers' Diary; Davies. girls and boys of the lowest grade This, and the Teachers' Class Reassociated, and with this order we gister, are both very useful manuals are now trying, by the help of prepared by the London Union. God, to have the room filled. And But we must advise the committee we have not been disappointed. to have them out sometime before Often have the teachers heard the the new year commences. Instead lads describing the scenes they of receiving them far in January, bad witnessed or something con- we ought to get them early in nected with the place. Two of November, so that in the Decemthe lads were one evening holding ber periodicals they may be urged a discussion relative to the former on the attention of the Sunday occupation of their school room. | school public. They were overheard by their teacher in the following conver
The Karen Apostle : Philosophy sation.- 1st Boy. 'Oh, this used of Salvation : The Arab : Life of to be a penny gaff' (a slang word Christ: Tract Society. Four more for play.) 2nd Boy. 'No, it did'nt, of the admirable issues of the it was a prayer meeting. ist. 'It Tract Society are before us. The was’nt, 'twas a penny gaff,' 2nd. first gives an account of a people
No, 'twas a prayer meeting.' Ist. remarkable for their simple piety, 'No such thing, 'twas a penny but of whom, till lately, the Chrisgaff.' 2nd. “Was'nt it the Devil's tian would know nothing; the prayer meeting?
second is a reprint of a work popu
lar in America, and which will do London. Three volumes have real good to any one who will reached us: one on Romans, one study it; the third, corresponding on Thessalonians Titus and Phito the Jew and to the Egyptian, is lemon, and one, having various most beautifully illustrated and is engravings, on Hebrews. WE sure to be a favourite; the fourth is understand that the entire of another of a series of small books, Barnes' works on the Bible are full of engravings, and like 'the to follow. If so, it will be a Manners and Customs,' and the most invaluable addition to the 'Journies of the children of Israel,' | library of any teacher, school, or tends to illustrate and to endear minister. We shall cheerfully the Bible. The publications of the report progress in this series Tract Society, so frequent, so hereafter. varied, so pleasing, so instructive, should be a source of rejoicing to Life of Williams ; Snow. A the whole religious community. reprint of the Memoirs of the
Martyr of Erromanga, cheaper Introduction to Ancient Geo. / and better than ever, Now for a graphy and History ; Gibbs. An fresh and a mighty impulse to examination of this book has the circulation. given us a high opinion of its merits. It contains explanations Books on the Editor's Table: of all the terms used—it breaks Ebenezer, a Pastoral Letter, by the information into small por- the Rev. Wm. Roaf, sold by tions, and thus facilitates the Partridge and Oakey: Cyclopælearner's progress-it appends to dia of Peace, Gilpin : Obligations each chapter a series of useful of the world to the Bible, Vital questions on the contents-it Christianity, Discourse and Esgives biographical notices of the says, three of Collins' cheap series chief characters introduced-it of religious works : Sermons on illustrates its subjects by twenty- Self by Campbell and Richardson, three maps and engravings, and Snow : Burder's Mental Discithus as by a rapid and powerful pline, Pulpit Studies, Precious wing, carries us over all the Seed, Theodore, Triumph of Simancient kingdoms, and through ple Gospel, Martin's Discourses, long centuries of time. We do second series, Ward. not speak of it as a Sunday Book, but where historical and geo.
Intelligence. graphical history is wanted, especially in its combination with religion, we can speak of this one with all authority and confidence. It is advertised in our My dear Sir,-) am dreadfully last month's cover, and as speci- pressed at this moment, as the mens of its engravings and maps, steumer leaves for America on we refer to pages 25 and 33 of Monday. Inclosed is a scrap or the present number.
I hope to communicate more
at length with you soon. Barnes' Notes; Tegg. We hope
Faithfully yours, it is known to our readers that a
ELIHU BURRITT. series of Biblical Notes, under the able superintendence of the Rev. We have recently attended several Ingram Cobbin, orginally prepared meetings of Sunday school teachers by Barnes of America, is now in and contemplated with them the course of publication by Tegg of loveliness and beauty of a grand
SUNDAY SCHOOL BROTHERHOOD.
ELIUU BURRITT TO THE EDITOR.
Union of all the Sunday schools ham, will reach us without delay, in England and America, in the wherever we may be. bonds of fraternal concord. The Peace BOOKS POR SUNDAY substance of the position is, to SCHOOLS. We would deferenput every Sunday school in Eng. tially suggest to superintendents, land, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, teachers, and all interested in in communication with some Sunday school instruction, the Sunday school in America, for the following plan for infusing into purpose of interchanging friendly the religious education of the letters, upon subjects connected young in England and America, with their mutual experience, of more the spirit and principles welfare and the evangelisation of of peace.
Let there be seventy the heathen world. Two meetings ladies, of cultivated minds, and have been held in Manchester to thoroughly evangelized hearts, consider this subject, and measures selected and solicited to write each have been taken to carry the plan a sınall volume on the beauty and into effect. We have written to loveliness of peace, and the power America for a list of the sabbath nf love; illustrated by examples, schools throughout the country, translated from the history of and by the middle of February we communities and individuals. We expect to be able to furnish any say seventy, not only for a coinEnglish school with a correspon- cidence in number with the trans. dent. We have thought it would lators of the Bible, but to supply be a peculiarly pleasant feature in as many books of this spirit as this social movement, to put first in should be sifted into the Sunday communication towns bearing the school libraries of the English same names in the two countries, race. Half of these female writers of which there are more than a might be solicited in America and bundred. Although the English half in England, each to write one towns may be much larger than small volume every year, or every their namesakes in America, yet alternate year; in which case, many of them have a dozen name. they might be relieved every other sakes, and all of which would year by another seventy. We number as many schools as the would venture to pledge thirtyfatherland whose name they bear. five ladies in America to this For instance, Dover has more enterprize, and doubtless the same than 20 namesakes in America; number might be found in EngYork not less than a dozen. Man- | land, who would joyfully enter a chester one in almost every State work so blessed in its inception in the Union. We have, therefore, and issue. made arrangements to procure, first the lists of sabbath schools in Chelsea: Ranelagh Chapel.-On these American duplicates, of all the 21st of December, a highly denominations, hoping they will interesting tea party was held in all be quickly meeted with corre- this place. About 120 young spondents in England. We should women who were formerly in the be happy to receive and answer school, and are now chiefly in communications on this subject servitude, assembled, took tea from Sunday school teachers and together, and were addressed by superintendents, whose co-opera- the venerable pastor, the Rev. R. tion we earnestly solicit to make H. Shepherd and other friends. this social movement one of great For twelve years has the daughter compass and beneficence. Letters of the minister thus convened all addressed to the Editor, of the the females in the neighbourhood, Bond of Brotherhood, Birming- who have been in former years connected with that school, and immoral kind, and swallowing much good has resulted.
liquid fire. These sinks of iniquity
are thronged with old Sunday Luton: Beds.--At an annual scholars, especially on sabbach tea party, held laiely in the lode- evenings, and not unfrequently pendent school room, it was an- rill twelve o'clock. One of the nounced that sixteen persons had, landlords lately appeared before during the year been admitted to the magistrates, and sneeringly the church from the sabbath stailed to the gentlemen on the schools.
bench, that his saloon was open Liverpool.-The library of the
till twelve o'clock, and that, they Baptist Sunday school, St. Anne
were appropriately closing the street, lately needed replenishing.
sabbath by singing The friends of literature in the
• Praise God from whom all blessing
flow,' congregation held a tea-party, and by giving the proceeds, effec- to ihe tune of the old hundredth.' tually accomplished the desired Jn 1840, an interesting lad was a
member of a Bible clase in one of object.
the schools, but commenced to freManchester : Gould-street.-In quent a public house, and shortly this school there is a very fine aïier left the school, and in conclass of girls or young women.
sequence of irregular habits was Special attention has been given turned out of employment. He to it by Mrs. Swallow. She has continued to plunge deeper into just entered the state which is wickedness until, one day he went honourable to all,' and the class lome intoxicated, and demanded under her care took the oppor
ball-a-crown from his widowed tunity of testifying their love and mother, I have no half-crown gratitude. They accordingly in
to give thee, my lad,' she said; vited about sixty friends to a
'I must have it,' he replied ; and wedding tea party, and after the seizing a large kvife, threaiened table had been cleared, presented
to take his mother's life. The her wich a very handsome ebony
neighbours became alarmed, and work-box, bearing a suitable in called in the police, and on his scription. They obtained the ser
way to the prison, one of his pot vices of several gentlemen to be companions whispered that a pint
of ale would be handed in to him their mouth-pieces for the occa
about nine o'clock. At that hour sion, and thus was spent an evening of happiness and honour to all the youth inquired for the beer, concerned.
but it was not forthcoming, and
at ten the prison was locked up Rochdule. It is only a few for the night. The turnkey ascermonths since a member of the tained early next morning that Rochdale Total Abstinence So. the lad had taken off his stockings, ciety, visited one of the singing then fastened the ends of them saloons in Rochdale, and observed together, put them round his sixteen boys and girls seated at a neck, and fixed them on a large table in the front of the stage, nail in the prison wall; and there several of the lads with long pipes, the turnkey found the SUNDAY each with intoxicating liquor, and SCHOLAR, hanging dead by the no less than fourteen of the num. neck. When inquiring of the ber were members of bible classes keeper of the prison how he left in Sunday schools. There they the lad on the previous evening, sat, listening to obscene songs, he replied, '• Why, sir, he was witnessing scenes of the most raging for that pint of ale.' It