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who had, the teacher passed over; those said her mother : "you did as you who had not, he gladly supplied. So ought to have done, and I am better far well—but mark the consequences. pleased with your conduct than if you

“Mamma,” said a little girl, when brought home twenty catechisms won she went home that evening, “if I had by a lie. The reason you got no book told a lie to-day, I would have got a was, not because you told the truth, catechism.”

but because your teacher thought that “I think that strange, Eliza,” said you had no need of a second. His reaher mother; “ surely the Sabbath- son for giving Jane and Sarah their school is no place for lies; and if you catechisms was, because he believed could be so wicked, I know your teacher they had none. So you see your is too good to reward you for it.” teacher is not to blame. However,

“Indeed I am telling nothing but you will not suffer by telling the truth, the truth; and if I had told a lie in for the next time I go to town I will the school, I would have had a nice buy you a new catechism, and a new new catechism home with me to-day.” Bible besides. And now, do you re

“Let us hear the whole story,” said member reading anything about liars her mother.

in the word of God?” “You know, dear mamma, I went to “Not at present,” said Eliza, “but the school this morning with neigh- as I was reading something lately I bours Jane and Sarah. They told me think I could find it. O yes! Here it along the way how their mother had is : Rev. xxi. 8, “All liars shall have bought each of them a new cate- their part in the lake that burneth with chism on last market-day; and they fire and brimstone.” said, if I once saw how pretty their “Remember that, dear Eliza, and books were, I would not look at my never be a liar." own old one any more. Our teacher This conversation came to the knowasked us all when we went in, if we ledge of the teacher; and although he ! had any catechisms, and each of those had acted with the purest motives, and who said they had not, received one as many judicious teachers would have from him as a present. Jane, after all done under the same circumstances, he she told me, by the way, denied that felt that in this expression of his kind. she had any, and got a new one. Sarah ness there was a temptation to commit did the same. When it came to my sin, and determined that in future he turn to be asked, I told the truth, that would run the risk of giving a present I had one at home. So you see, mam- to one who would not need it, rather ma, I must be doing with this old than give what might appear to his catechism ; but, had I told a lie, I would scholars a reward for a lie. We would have got a new one."

have all sabbath-school teachers to “Do not repent of what you did,” make the same determination.

Reviews.

That is the Pope? By ANGELO TAC- The Mother's Friend. A Monthly MagaCHELLA, T. C. 8vo. 32 pp. Partridge

zine. B. L. Green. and Oakey.

SUNDAY-SCHOOL teachers would someIFRAGMENT of a volume announced for times find a Magazine suitable for the ublication, entitled, “A Farewell to parents of children a great acquisition ; come,” and brought out at this juncture and the little thing before us, for cheapi warn Englishmen and their rulers not ness and liveliness, may meet the want. I admit the policy which would lead the We do not altogether like the style of ition to a recognition of the Pope, whose some of the articles; poor people appreener, temporally, is viewed as but a ciate good taste, and we like the idea of hadow, while his ecclesiastical authority writing up rather than down. that which he seeks to assert in the part of Queen Victoria.

Lectures on the Bible. By John EADIE,

L.L.D. Oliphant and Sons. ke History of Independency. Vol. III. A BOOK quite to our taste.

Snow.
Most instructive volume, evincing

BOOKS RECEIVED. uch diligence and discrimination. We ok with much interest for the next vo- Magic: Pretended Miracles and Natural

Phenomena. Monthly Volume. Reli

gious Tract Society. rotestantism in France, from the Ear- The Listless Friend. Religious Tract liest Ages, to the reign of Charles IX. Monthly Series.

Society. Religious Tract So- Look Up; or, Girls and Flowers. Reliciety.

gious Tract Society. site equal to any of its forerunners in Come to Jesus. By NEWMAN HALL. terest and real solid worth.

Snow, Paternoster-row.

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Intelligence. THE ISLE OF WIGHT SUNDAY-SCHOOL the public meeting, in the Baptist KON.—(From a Correspondent.)-At chapel, the Rev. W. Vernon presiding.

request of the Committee of this Reports were presented from Ryde, nion, Mr. Wm. Groser and Mr. Chas. Brading, East Cowes, Ventnor, West leed

, of London were deputed by the Cowes, Langbridge, Bonchurch, Wick, Parent Committee, to visit the schools, Shanklin, Carisbrook, and other places. nd attend a conference of teachers,

The numbers were, ield at Newport, on Sunday the 16th,

1664 scholars ind Tuesday the 18th of April. Mr. Groser visited five schools in Newport,

1848, containing 742 scholars, 158 teachers; showing a decrease.

Fifteen young and one evening-school at Carisbrook persons had become members of the of 80 scholars. The Rev. G. W. Conder church of Christ, during the year. presided at the Conference, and the The meeting was addressed by the meeting was well attended, although Chairman, and several ministers and the weather was very wet. Many ques- other gentlemen, and also by Mr. Reed, tions came under discussion, and the to whose practical and important reproceedings were characterised by great marks the meeting listened with unearnestness, and an evident desire for broken attention, and at the close of information. Mr. Reed, in a most clear his speech steps were taken to give and forcible manner, replied to all the more effect to the Union here. A comquestions proposed by delegates from mittee was proposed, to adopt such various towns and villages in the steps as might be thought necessary to island. A tea-meeting was held in extend and improve the present organithe Queen's-rooms, and subsequently zation.

WEIGHHOUSE SUNDAY-SCHOOL.--A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOL very interesting meeting of the chil. MARYLEBONE.—The first annual tea. dren of the above school took place on meeting of the children attending this Wednesday, the 17th ult., when the school, was held in the school-room of Rev. Thomas Binney kindly presided ; | the church, George-street, Bryanstoneand, with his usual adaptation, admir- square. A large number of the children ably conducted the proceedings of the were in attendance. When they were evening. There were about 200 pre- all seated, they sung, sent, who sat down to a bountiful

“ Be present at our table Lord," &c. supply of cake and tea; after which a

Tea being over, they sang together the pleasing feature of the meeting was in

well-known hymn, troduced, that of the distribution of the annual rewards to those who from their

Around the throne of God in heaven,

Ten thousand children stand," &c. good conduct and early attendance during the past year merited them. Suit After which, Mr. Bilby entertained them able addresses were afterwards deli- | by some suitable magic lantern views. vered by the Rev. Adam Lillie, of On the conclusion of the exhibition Toronto, and Messrs. Jennings, Bristed, of the magic lantern, a verse of the Langford, and Livens; at the close of national anthem was sung; and prior which (the doxology having been sung to the dismission of the children, one and prayers offered,) the liappy group of those in the senior class returned dispersed.

thanks for himself and his fellowscholars, to Mr. Banks, the superin

tendent of the school, and the Rev. W. HULL.- On Easter Monday, April Chalmers, pastor of the church, for the 24, the Twenty-ninth Anniversary of kindness they had manifested; which the Hull Sunday-school Union was cele- having been briefly responded to by brated. There are in Union, 147 those gentlemen, a collection was made schools; 3316 teachers ; 13,685 scholars, by the senior scholars on behalf of the and 68 adults.

Chinese mission, and the children were The following statistical returns had dismissed highly gratified by the evenalso been received from the majority of ing's entertainment. the schools, viz. :- Teachers, who were formerly scholars, +342 male, and 391 female. Teachers, members of Chris- SHEPTON MALLET. On Sunday, tian churches, 1961.— The number of April 9th, two sermons were preached scholars able to read the Scriptures, in the Ebenezer Chapel, on behalf of 7351.- The number of volumes in li- | the Wesleyan Sunday-school, by the braries, 9951. — The average attend- Rev. J. Wood, of Bristol. The school ance of scholars during the year 1847, is well conducted, and many who were was 10,041.

formerly scholars, are now consistent Resolutions were proposed and se- members of Society. May it more conded by the Rev. Thomas Stratten, fully prove a blessing to the town and Wm. M:Conkey, Ebenezer Morley, neighbourhood. W. J: Stuart, C. J. Donald, J. Brown, and others.

CHESTER.–Visited by Messrs. Groser

and Burge. 18 Sunday-schools, 15 viCHARLTON.-On Easter Monday, the sited, containing 255 teachers, 2172 Wesleyan Society held their annual scholars, many infant-classes, good Sabbath-school tea-meeting. Mr. T. libraries; but a minority of teachers Moody, superintendent of the school, only in church-fellowship. The Rev. R. presided ; and after tea it was resolved Knill took the chair at the meeting, i that the superintendent should form a and Messrs. Groser, Burge, Roberts, catechumen-class, consisting of the Oncle, J. E. Evans, and W. H. Evans, teachers, elder scholars, and junior spoke. The Union reformed and ex. members of the Society.

tended.

POULTRY CHAPEL, LONDON. Old two sermons were preached in the Scholars' Meeting ; Rev. J. B. Bergne Wesleyan chapel, in behalf of the Sunpresided over a numerous company, 15 day-school, by the Rev. C. Howe. A being at present teachers, and 21 church tea-meeting was held on Monday, when members.

Mr. J. Clark, of the Society of Friends,

presided, and the whole proceedings GLASTONBURY.-On Easter Sunday, excited a lively interest.

now.

The Sunday School Union. The usual monthly meeting of the notice at the monthly meeting, was an Parent Committee was occupied prin- application from the Weigh House cipally in nominating the various sub- schools, to be admitted into the Union, committees for the coming year. which was most cheerfully acceeded to.

The only business of importance Great advantages have, and we doubt was a resolution which will be trans- not will continue to result from joining mitted to the four auxiliaries, request the Union, while the supposed interfering them to raise 1001. each to liquidate ence with self-management and entire the deficiency of the last year, that the independency of action, is altogether Committee may not be under the un-chimerical. pleasant necessity of withholding grants The next Conference will take place to schools during the forthcoming year. on Friday evening, June 23rd The

We have no doubt whatever about subject for discussion is to be, “Is there these sums being raised. On former any scriptural authority for employing occasions the auxiliaries have nobly as teachers, those who have not made done their duty, and they will do so a public profession of faith in Christ ?”

But we should suggest that The topic is one of great interest at the while the Auxiliaries are thus called present time, and it is to be hoped that upon to make a special effort, the Parent it will excite corresponding attention. Committee should itself take the initia- -[We hope to be able to give an outline tive, and make such an appeal to their of this discussion —ED. S. S. MAG.] friends as will show not only that they The Report for 1847, gives the followwant money, but that they cannot do ing interesting statistics : 3083 scholars; without immediate help. The Sunday- 1344 attendance in the morning, 1913 school is the hope and pledge of every afternoon : 302 teachers ; 192 atiendreligious and philanthropic effort ; and ance in the morning, 249 in the afterwhile the wondrous organizations, sup- noon :

226 church-members. The ported by the men and women it trains, schools will hold 3150. move on in all their mighty, affluent, and national importance, it must not be that the Sunday-school shall be neg

EAST LONDON AUXILIARY. The appeal should go forth THE annual meeting was held this year through the length and breadth of the in the Eastern Institution: George land, and by visitation and public meet- Thompson, Esq, M.P., presided ;-124 ings, if necessary, or in some special schools, 2572 teachers, 25,055 scholars way; contributions must be obtained

were reported. The formation of every town, and especially in those teachers' mutual improvement classes, where Unions exist.

and the establishment of separate services for the young, were strenuously

advocated. Messrs. Watson and Gover NORTH LONDON AUXILIARY.

attended, as a deputation from the The only business worthy of special Parent Union.

lected.

Poetry.

[THE following lines will have an additional interest to our readers, from the

fact of their being the production of a young female servant, one of the com petitors for the “Prize Essays on the Sabbath.” As these were to be writte by “working men,” her essay was ineligible, but we understand it will shorthy be published as a little volume. Honour to the perseverance that pursue knowledge under such disadvantages, and greater honour to the humility that can be content so serve God in so humble a condition !]

RECOLLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD.

YE'RE gone, ye hours of childish glee,

When all around was bright and fair ;
When life's young sun shone warm on me,

And nought could cloud my brow with care.

How sweetly bloom'd the daisies then,

And cowslips scatter'd o'er each brae !
How gaily through the fields we roved,

Nor tired the live-long summer day.

Oh! still methinks 'twere sweet to roam

Through those loved fields, and walks, and braes;
And plucking wild-flowers, bring them home,

As in those bright and happy days.

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