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ing to do all without the first afflicted, and you may supcaptain.

pose bis kind mother was very Trust to your captain, my much frightened lest he should little sailors ; steer wbere he die while his mind was so full of bids you ; avoid the evils and play and playthings, instead of dangers wbich the Bible and repentance for this thoughtlessyour teachers warn you against. ness. Well, she used to talk to

Avoid them--pass not by tbem; him and pray with him. He turn from them and pass away.' | listened, but kept crying out, Then, wherever or however you I want to get better,' which of die, whether in a storm on the course only made his kind mother mighty ocean, or in a calm and more sorry than ever. Well, peaceful home on land, you shall what could she do? She did enter into heaven, the harbour not know, till at last she thought, of eternal joy.

while she was sitting up with To Jesus look, howe'er distress'd, him one nigbt, that she would

Till he, thy captain, bring thee home tell ber son bow great a sinner To the fair port of endless rest, [come. she had been once, but God in Where storms and tempests never Your affectionate

His mercy bad pointed it out to

her, and that now, through the Uncle HARRY.

blessed Jesus Christ, who died

for all sinvers that believe in Memoir OF A Little Boy.- Him, she herself was saved. Just Once there was a nice little boy, as sbe was talking to him and who was the son of a very pious explaining these things, her dear and good mother, who always little Thompson was touched to wished him to do wbat was the heart, and be saw that he right; but he spent the few was a sinner too, and soon aftershort years of his life in a care- ward he prayed and told his less, dull, and thoughtless man- mother that God had made bim

Would you like to know happy; from that time he was a bis name? Well, I will tell new creature in Jesus. He was you : it was Thompson Lang. willing either to die or to live, staff ; and although he never the fear of death being taken went to bed at night, nor got up away. He often said, 'What a in the morning, without saying mercy it is that I have had a his prayers, yet he only repeated praying mother. If no one had them without thinking of what told me the way to heaven, I he was about ; so you see he should have been lost. Well, was only pretending to do wbat little Thompson died; for Christ he really ouglat to have done. called bim to Himself. But Now this pretence is very dis- just before he expired, one of his pleasing to God, who knew this blood-vessels burst; and while little boy's heart, and who knows the red fuid was pouring from our hearts too. Well, it bap- bis mouth in streams, be joyfully pened that Thompson Langstaff cried out, “Oh! Father, I am was one day taken very ill, he going to heaven! Oh, mother! consequently could not play with oh, Nancy! ob, Betty! I am gobis top or whip, neither could he ing to heaven, for God bas saved relish his sweetmeats or enjoy me.' Having requested his father his half holiday that the school to pray, he quietly fell asleep at inaster gave.

He was about twenty-five minutes past twelve eight years old when he was o'clock : January 16:h, 1846.

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mother ;

SUNDAY ANECDOTES. wealth, and tbe great estates he

bad in possession, which geneEXOD. xvi. 23. — This is that which the rally feed i be pride of young

rest of the holy Sabbath unto the people of high rank, Socrates Lord.

carried bim to a geograpbical Feb. 7.-A girl nine years of map, aud asked bim to find Attica. age seemed much impressed with It could scarcely be perceived wbat she beard at school. One upon the draught; be found it, morning the teacher bad been bowever, though with much speaking against the evil of sabe difficulty; but upon being debath profanation, and little M., sired to point out his own estate deeply affecied, rehearsed the ibere- It is too small,' said he, matter to her mother. In order to be distinguished in so little 10 ascertain if she still recol. a space.' 'See, then,' replied lected this subject, her mother the philosopher, how much you requested ber one sabbaib morn- are affected about an imperceping, a short time afterwards, to tible point of land l' go to the well and fetch some

If our best treasure be above, water. She looked her mother Thither our hearts will mount in love, in the face, and replied with

And while our thoughts shall upward

rise, tears, ‘But God will see me, We shall behold the hearenly prize.

for he sees and knows all tỏat we do. Have you for

DANIEL iv. 37.-Those that walk in

pride He (the King of heaven) is able gotten what we heard in school

to abase. about the evil of breaking the Feb. 28.- A young lady, about sabbath? I will rise early to-twenty, had been born to a rich morrow morning, and bring you inberitance, and was the only as much water as you please.'

child of parents who were exFrom needless works we must refrain, ceedingly fond of her. Nothing Lest we offend a gracious God; Al labour for our wordly gain

was spared to make ber education Incurs the vengeance of His rod. as a lady of fashion coinplete ;

but dress was the idol of the 2 Caron. xxxiv. 3.-'For in the eighth mother's heart. The daughter year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God was gay, and answered all the of David his father.'

mother's hopes in making a disFeb. 14. — Amongst other play in the fashionable world. things which the illustrious Beza But the hour of sickness came. gave thanks for to God in his It was a dreadful bour, for it was last will and testament was this, tbe termination of all her hopes. -tha: be became a real Christian The minister was called in. He at the age of sixteen, by which talked of death, judgment, and he was prevented from the com- eternity. She had never heard mission of many sins which would such language addressed to her, otherwise bave overtaken him and she trembled. In the dying and rendered his life less bappy. bour she called for some of her O let me, then, without delay

fine clothes. When they were Begin to seek the Lord, and pray brought sbe looked up to her That heavenly wisdom, grace, and truth May guide my heart in early youth.

mot ber and said, “These have

ruined me. You never told me Matt. vi. 21,-'Where your treasure I must die. You taught me is, there will your heart be also.

that my errand into this world Feb. 21. – One day when was to be gay and dressy, and to Alcibiades was boasting of his enjoy the vanities of life.' What

go to

could you mean? You knew I all day.' Her mother pressed her must die and go to judgment. no longer, but bade her go and You never told me to read the implore God's blessing to rest bible, or go to church, unless to upon her. This dutiful child did make a display of some new so, and was happy and cheerful finery. Mother, you have ruined the remainder of the day. May me ! Take them away, and her example lead others to seek keep them as a remembrance of the Lord and trust in him. your sin, and my sad end.' She died in a few moments after.

THE DREAM OF THE FUTURE. The proud God will despise

I Dream of the future, Whatever they assume;

In fancy I roam They trust in vanities and lies,

Adown its long vista, And fearful is their doom.

The future's my home;

Its domes are of crystal, If Christ, the Lord of all,

With rainbows illum'd, Himself for sinners gave:

Its groves are of amaranth, May my proud heart before him fall,

Ever perfum'd; And feel his power to save.

Its birds are of Paradise

Fairy like things-
And sun-light is tipping

Their glittering wings;
LITTLE Jane.-A little girl

My throne is among them, who had always been remarkable While Fancy, let free, for her obedience to her parents,

Is weaving her dream

Of the future for me.' sed one morning school. Her mother expressed

*I like not the past, much surprise, and said. My

For it tells me of nought

But duties neglected dear, why do you not wish to go? And follies dear bought; It is high time; the bell has

If ever a glimmer

Of joy I would trace, rung, so put on your bonnet and

It turns on my vision get ready, or I fear you will be A sorrowful face. too late, and you know if you

I like not the present,

'Tis meagre and cold, are, it will displease Mrs. West

A dwelling too real, very much; for she, like all other My wishes to hold;

I fly from its dull teachers, dislikes to have her

And monotonous din, scholars late.' 'I cannot go yet.' To welcome my dream What is the matter, Jane ?

Of the future again.' don't you feel well ?' said her

Stay, stay little trifler, mother. 'Yes, mother, but I The future may be have this morning neglected to

A black, bitter potion,

Eternal for thee. go by myself. I have not thanked

The past may have power my heavenly Father for the kind To follow thee there,

And haunt thee with visions care he has taken of me the past

Of duties that were. night, neither have I asked him Improve then the present, to keep me from sin during the

Ask Jesus to fill

Thy heart with submission, day,- I am sure I cannot think

To follow his will ; of going to school until I do.' And grasp not at phantoms 'Why, my child,' replied the

That glitter from earth,

Bright bubbles, that sparkle mother, as it is getting late, And die with their birth; perhaps you had better defer it For many shall find,

When the last trumpet rolls, until you come home and when

That dream of the future you are going along, you can Has ruin'd their souls. raise your thoughts to God, and

Е. Н. Т. he will listen to you." *No, Printed and published by JOSEPH GILLETT, mother,' said little Jane, 'this

of No. 3, Clarence Street, Chorlton-upon.

Medlock, in the parish of Manchester, at will not do, for I once tried it, the Office of GILLETT and MOORR, No. 2,

Brown Street, Manchester, in the County of and nothing went right with me

Lancaster.- FEBRUARY 1st, 1847.

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TOMB OF DODDRIDGE. Being enabled through the kind settled at Northampton. He died ness of a lady who has visited the in peace at Lisbon, where he went tomb of Dr. Doddridge, at Lisbon, for health, October 26th, 1751, to present our readers with an aged fifty, and was buried in the accurate drawing of it, the occa- cemetery belonging to the British sion seems a fit one to call atten- Factory in that city. tion to that eminent scholar and But-rightly to estimate this divine.

illustrious servant of God; to The particulars of Dr. Dod-conceive of his ardent zea) as a dridge's history lie in a small believer in Christ; to comprehend compass. He was born in London, the glowing piety and devotion by June 26th, 1702: he preached his which his noble spirit was anifirst sermon at Hinckley, in Lei-mated; to become acquainted with cestershire, July 22nd, 1722: he his industry, his benevolence, his settled at Kilworth and Market candour, his cheerfulness, his Harborough in 1723 : he com- courteous politeness, his meekmenced his academy at Midsum- ness, and his moderation, the mer, 1729; and on the 24th of Memoirs of his Life, Character, December the same year he finally and Writings' by Job Orton, one

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of the most precious pieces of tures as children, or even young biography ever written, must be persons, exist. We may listen studied,

and see children listening, sab The 'writings' need no eulogi. bath after sabbath to discourses um, and we fondly hope that not beautiful it may be, to older peo a few of our readers know them : ple, and useful too, but quite unin especially the Sermons to the telligible to children. Young; the Discourses on Re- In general, it has always struc generation, and the Power and me, that our clergy shoot too hig! Grace of Christ; the Life of Colo- quite over the heads of the age nel Gardiner ; and that Treatise poor of the flock, as well as ove on the 'Rise and Progress of Reli- the heads of the children. Nov gion in the Soul,' which has been as the latter form a portion of th blessed to the conversion and edi- auditory, I think it but fair the fication of thousands.

they should have their share Dr. Doddridge's lines, written sermon. If they form a sixth under the motto of his family the listeners, they would seer arms-Dum vivimus vivamus-entitled to, at least, five minute though well known, can hardly of a half-hour's sermon. I do no be too often brought to remem- wish the whole of the sermo brance. Dr. Johnson regarded brought down to the capacity a them as constituting one of the children, as there must be th finest epigrams in the English strong meat for the fathers, a language. Do they not furnish a well as the milk for babes ir nice exercise for the youthful Christ. But, how easy would i memory?

be for the preacher to turn to the ‘Live, while you live, the epicure would young, ere he closes, and in sim say,

[day: ple, very simple language, gi And seize the pleasures of the present through his discourse briefly Live, while you live, the sacred preacher cries,

and impress it on them. I de And give to God each moment as it flies. hope some will be induced to de Lord, in my views let both united be; I live in pleasure when I live to Thee.'

this, and I am sure a blessing

will attend it. The Hall, Wem.

J. B. W,

I am, sir, yours, obediently,

A FRIEND TO CHILDREN, SUNDAY SC

SERMONS, Sir, I have felt much plea- TREMENDOUS FACT.-In a resure in reading your magazine, port lately read at a meeting of and pray God it may become the Total Abstinence Society, in what it seems well suited to be, a the Independent Sabbath School, great blessing to the rising gene- at Pilkington near Manchester, it ration.

was stated that one of the comAs it seems particularly adapted mittee,anxious to know how far to the young, I hope you will do intemperance had already gone in me the favour to insert two or the school, selected eight scripture three remarks that I now wish to classes containing eighty.one boys, make, in regard to the sermons when he found that every third generally preached in ourchurches, boy had been drunk! as they bear upon the Lambs of the Flock,

SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN PALACES. Though some of our pastors do --The Bishop of Ripon has lately take great pains to make the Sun- set apart a portion of his episcopal day school efficient, yet, hardly palace to be used as a Sunday any of them seem to remember, School for the children of the when they preach, that such crea- | neighbourhood.

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