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Susannah Heap, of Burnley 180 An Emperor's Pocket Money 137 Elizabeth Beringer, of Helston.. 148 Ssivation......

137 Elizabeth Jane Rogers 262 A Welcome Surprise

137 POETRY. Jay and the Angel

189 The Bible, the Lamp of Life 28 The Beautiful

138 May Flowers 96 Mental Indolence.

138 The Fallen Leaves

End of Scepticism

138 Poetry 167 Courtesy

139 The Orphan's Prayer. 168 Man of Money

139 Verses addressed to a beloved Genius.

189 Sister 177 Books

139 The Boy who could not tell a Lie 181 Detraction

140 “I want to be an Angel". 184 The Three Callers

140 On seeing the Moon sink at Telling Mother

161 Midnight 191 A Striking Confirmation

162 Sonnet- On arriving at the age

Incentives to Reading,

162 of Twenty

196 Admiration and Aspiration 163 A Glance at the Atheist's Creed 123 The Pavement of London

163 The Sufferer cheered.. 279 The Great Pyramid

163 Don't tell me of To-morrow...... 308 Continuous Study Necessary 144 VARIETIBS. The Fireside

164 A Seed Well Planted

The Only Way

164 Time the Spring-Eternity the

The Great Multitude

165 Harvest 23 Retirement

166 Godliness 23 Be ye also Ready...

185 Mount of Olives 24 The solemn Alternative

188 Temptation 24 The Celestial Empire

190 Neglect of the Sabbath 24 Kneeling at Work

109 Imagination 25 The Lock

191 Hints from Baxter

Not Doing

191 The Name of God 26 A true and striking Fact

194 How do you Pray? 26 Pulpit Inefficiency

222 The Lord's-day.... 26 The Bible

223 The Philosophy of Rain.

27 Celebration of American IndeThe Three Boys 48 pendence...

250 Another little Boy 49 Cuba

251 Immensity 50 How to be Loved..

251 Always Ready 51 Home

252 Patience 51 The Separation..

252 Songs in Suffering

51 * Wanted more Missionaries." 296 Grace and Peace

52 On the Death of a Little Sister 273 David and his Psalms 52 A Brave Boy

273 No man can serve two Masters. 52 The Bereaved

275 Humility 53 A Forgiving Spirit

275 Fitness for Heaven necessary

53 The Kingdom of God cometh War against Vice..

54 not with Observation Present and Future 55 Promising Females.

278 A Pastoral Letter

55 Supposed Ruins of the Tower of Escape for thy Life..


299 Eusebius..

56 A Newspaper in Hebrew 300 Moral Courage.

82 Interpretation of some Scripture How to Read the Bible 83 Names.

300 Fine Preaching 83 The Blood of Jesus

300 Now

84 Give me thy Heart Recognition in Heaven

84 “ We should Live as we would “ Weep with those that Weep." 107


303 A Dreadful thing to Die...

Not Justice, but Pardon

305 Voices of Nature

Garden of Gethsemane

306 Edward VI., King of England Self-Government

307 and the Bible.. 111 Safe to mind Mother

323 Motives to Holiness 112 A Child's Example

329 True Courage 112 Sudden Death

330 How Men Die

135 I would rather be scolded than The Praying Preachsr 135 tell a Lie..

331 Out-door Preaching and Sunday

He will cast none out ..........

301 Bands 136 Look to Jesus

332 The Day of Rest







Far in the sea, against a foaming shore
There stands a rock: the ragiog billows
Above his head in storms; but when 'tis

Uncurl their ridgy backs, and at his foot

appear In peace below the gentle waters run, The cormorants above lie basking in the

VIRGIL. Rocks and headlands are interesting both as natura objects and as historical monuments. From the earliest ages of Biblical antiquity, to the latest events of these raüroad times, the rocky ramparts and summits of the hills have been associated with human passions and emotions, and have been the scenes of great conflicts and stirring vicissitudes. On the rocky heights of Sinai, amid the awful tumult of the elements, Moses received the tables of stone from the hands of the Lord; at Horeb, while the hurricane whirled along, and the lightning shivered the mountain, and blasted the st, the voice of peace and love broke forth upon the ear of the prophet,

and God proclaimed himself at hand ; and in the hour of privation, while Israel wandered in pain from the land of bondage, the patriarch sms te the rock, and produced a gushing fountain in the wilderness. Egypt, India, Arabia, have their wonderful rocks, their wonderful passes, and their deep hewn caves, where tradition still sits babbling of the past, and the religion of antiquity still finds votaries to solemnise its fearful rights; while, in our own land, this sea-girt isle, this white-cliffed Albion, the rocky heights are full of meaning to the lover of the picturesque, and the student of our country's geology.

Erratic Blocks are sprinkled over nearly every country in Europe, and in many parts of America are the chief features of the scenery for many miles. These boulders belong to the diluvian period, and sometimes have their own origin in the rocks near to the spots where they are found, and sometimes bave been transported to their present sites from localities many miles distant. The mode in which such enormous blocks of stone could be i borne along, has caused considerable difference of opinion amongst geologists, but it is pretty well agreed that glaciers bave been the chief instruments in such a work; though great and rapidly moving floods may, in many instances, have accomplished it. At Gloucester, Massachusetts, there is an extensive plain covered for miles with huge stones, some of them weighing many tons each, which appear as if scattered by sportive Titans, who had fang them at each other, in an exhibition of muscular energy, and had then left them to astonish wondering mortals.

The beds of gravel so frequent in this country along the eastern coast from the Thames to the Tweed, are instances of the same age of great floods by which these erratic blocks were produced; and in these gravel districts, blocks of stone are very frequent, not merely in low situations, where we could imazine them to roll during a watery convulsion, but frequently poised on high lands, and evin on the summits of hills, in such a manner as to prove that a glacier, or immense mass of ice, must have borne them, and left them, as it melted, poised in these delicate

positions. In the gravel deposits of Derbyshire, there are fragments of almost all the English formations, from granite to chalk, and it would not be difficult to collect specimens of all the English rocks from these gravel heds. A fine specimen in this district is Robin Hood's Stride, a curious cluster of rocks at Burchoven, in Youlgrave, Derbyshire. It is, sometimes, called Mock Beggar's Hall, and is said to have been the scene of many of Robin Hood's exploits, in those days

When Robin Hood and little John,
In Sherwood's haunts held royal courts,

And all the greenwood owned their sway. This is a series of rocky masses curiously piled one on the other, apparently in the most artificial manner, and surrounded by huge clefts of riven blocks, all bearing traces of having suffered in many conflicts with the elements. Similar in structure to Robin Hood's Stride, are the High Rocks at Tunbridge, in the midst of the romantic scenery of Tunbridge and Tunbridge Wells. These rocks present many features of geological interest, and are, in the highest sense picturesque.

Near the road, which is delightfully situated, may be seen the High Rocks. Sixpence is paid for each person to Mr. Jacob, who keeps the little Inn called the “Cape of Good Hope,” opposite the gate, and who rents the site of these picturesque masses from the Earl of Abergavenny, on whom it devolves to keep the road to them in repair.

The High Rocks form a semicircular range, according with the prevailing ingredient of the soil, which is, indeed, the characteristic feature of the surrounding country: it is a sandstone of considerable hardness. Where this lies near the surface, as the light soil is washed away, considerable prominences are presented to the eye ; and, when blended with the verdure of trees and shrubs, cannot fail to be highly gratifying to the observer. In some places, where the inequality of the ground has favoured more extensive failures of the adjacent soil, these protuberances are of considerable magnitude, of which the High Rocks are a remarkable instance. One of them, the Bell Rock,

is so called from its being sonorous when struck with a stick, which is generally lying against it for that purpose. At a considerable depth below the surface the sand becomes white, and of a delicate fineness.

In some instances, in the vicinity, the excavations made in consequence appear as if they were caverns.

Numerous plants were growing freely about the High Rocks at the time just alluded to, among which in surprising abundance, was the oxalis acetocellu, with its three heart-shaped pendulous leaflets, its flower exquisitely

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veined with purple ; and the beautiful whortleberry, with its singular heath-like flowers and its bright green leaves, so often used by the rustic matron in place of veritable tea. Hollies, pines, and firs are also plentiful. Visitors acquainted with botany will find here ample means of instruction and amusement : heaths of great variety and beauty ; forest shrubs and rock plants shoot forth, indeed, with marvellous abundance.

We may pass from one surface to another, richly over

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