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T. C. JOHNS, PRINTER,
WINE OFFICE COL ILT, FLEET STILET.

Wonderful Rocks & Headlands

The Stones for the Heavenly

No. I.

1 Temple

217

No. II.

29 The Father beheld through

Wickliffe' and his Colporteurs 5 the medium of the Son .... 217

A Letter to the Young-from The proof of effectual calling. 218

Uncle Joseph..

7 Man's tendency to abuse what

Procrastination

9 he possesses

218

I have no influence"

15

Trials necessary to test the

Letter from Australia,

13 true meekness

218

Disobedience

15

The main design overlooked-

Curious pastime of a Sea Bear... 19 subordinates chiefly regard-

The Blind Girl & the Sunbeam 20

ed

219

Sunshine...

31 The Monument.

225

How long Halt ye?...

37 My Life

227

"The Sabbath breaker and the Missionary Reminiscences-

Ice"

11 A Brown Man Sketched. 284

Was it by chance ?

48 Ilis Wife..

235

An example of Perseverance &

An Old African.

236

Ingenuity

45 Ethics and Religion

236

The special aid of Children en- The Turning point

238
listed in behalf of Christian Little Emma

240

missions

47 “Entertaining Angels unwares." 243

The Submarine Electric Tele- Little Bright-eyed Tommy, the

graph

57 Sunday-school Boy ...

244

Letters to the Young XIX. A Lesson for the Prince of Wales 247

William Cowper

65 The Pyramids of Mexico

253

To Teachers and Scholars.

76

An example that ye should Fol-

A W ord to the Sorrowful

80 low

258

The Maelstrom...

85 My Clothes are not good enough 266
A Good Example-An Italian Here and There

267
Narrative
90 The Child and the Infidel

270
Here we are."-(Job xxxviii. The Royal Palace at Amsterdam 291
39.)
97 ** Left!" Why?....

282
Thoughts to think about
99 The Reclaimed Waste,

282
To the Scholars of the Wesleyan Death of a Little Girl.

296
Association Sunday schools 100 The Shoemaker and the Bible.., 294
The Youth's Bible Class..

102 Celebrated Colliers and Miners 296

Peter Botte Mountain

113 Pompeii ..

309

The Samaritan Woman's Ques- Letter from Australia,

313

tion

117 Sarah Fox

320

Fanny and Amy

122

ILLUSTRATIONS.

Letter to the Editor

125

Kitt's Cotty House

1

The Palm-House in Kew Gar- The Toad Rock.

4
dens

141 The Rocking Stone, Fall River . 29

The Little Cloud

144 Block in Pembrokeshire

32

The Samaritan Woman's Ques- The Submarine Electric Tele-

tion

152 graph

57

The Sister's Prize..

158 The Maelstrom.

85

Are you Sure..

150 Peter Botte Mountain

113

The Chamber of Skulls at Fun-

The Palm-House Kew Gardens 141

chall

169 The Little Cloud

141

Sketch of a devoted Sunday. The Chamber of Skulls at Fun-

school-Man

171, 213 chall..

169

I can't tell a Lie, Father

179 The Crocodile

197

The Planet Saturn

182 The Monument

225

Little George..

184 The Pyramid of Chopula

253

The Crocodile

197 Nazareth

258

“ The Beggar"

202 | Pompeii

309

Knocking at the Door

209

BIOGRAPHY.

Gleanings from Leighton 216 Sarah Barlow, of Lancashire 17
The Power of the Spirit's still Elizabeth Martin..

61

small Voice

216 Martha Walley

74

Near the Kingdom of God, but Theophilus Horrocks

93

not in it

217 R. Thompson of Patricroft 126

188

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Susannah Heap, of Burnley 180 Elizabeth Beringer, of Helston.. 148 Elizabeth Jane Rogers

262 POETRY. The Bible, the Lamp of Life 28 May Flowers

96 The Fallen Leaves

116 Poetry

167 The Orphan's Prayer

168 Verses addressed to a beloved Sister

177 The Boy who could not tell a Lie 181 "I want to be an Angel". 184 On seeing the Moon sink at Midnight

191 Sonnet

On arriving at the age of Twenty

196 A Glance at the Atheist's Creed 123 The Sufferer cheered............... 279 Don't tell me of To-morrow...... 308

VARIETIES. A Seed Well Planted

22 Time the Spring-Eternity the Harvest

23 Godliness

23 Mount of Olives

24 Temptation

24 Neglect of the Sabbath

24 Imagination

25 Hints froin Baxter

25 The Name of God

26 How do you Pray?

26 The Lord's-day.... The Philosophy of Rain.

27 The Three Boys

48 Another little Boy

49 Immensity

50 Always Ready

51 Patience

51 Songs in Suffering

51 Grace and Peace

52 David and his Psalms

52 No man can serve two Masters 52 Humility

53 Fitness for Heaven necessary

53 War against Vice.

54 Present and Future

55 A Pastoral Letter

55 Escape for thy Life.

55 Eusebius...

56 Moral Courage.

82 How to Read the Bible

83 Fine Preaching

83 Now...

84 Recognition in Heaven

81 “ Weep with those that Weep." 107 A Dreadful thing to Die.. 108 Voices of Nature

111 Edward VI., King of England and the Bible..

111 Motives to Holiness

112 True Courage

112 How Men Die

135 The aying Preachsr

135 Out-door Preaching and Sunday Bands

136 The Day of Rest

136

An Emperor's Pocket Money 137 Ssivation...

137 A Welcome Surprise

137 Jay and the Angel

189 The Beautiful

138 Mental Indolence.

138 End of Scepticism

138 Courtesy

139 Man of Money

139 Genius...

129 Books

139 Detraction

140 The Three Callers

140 Telling Mother

161 A Striking Confirmation

162 Incentives to Reading

162 Admiration and Aspiration 163 The Pavement of London

163 The Great Pyramid

163 Continuous Study Necessary

144 The Fireside

164 The Only Way

164 The Great Multitude

165 Retirement

166 Be ye also Ready..

185 The solemn Alternative The Celestial Empire

190 Kneeling at Work

109 The Lock

191 Not Doing

191 A true and striking Fact

19+ Pulpit Inefficiency

222 The Bible

923 Celebration of American Independence.

250 Cuba

251 How to be Loved..

251 Home

252 The Separation.

252 * Wanted more Missionaries." 296 On the Death of a Little Sister 273 A Brave Boy

273 The Bereaved

275 A Forgiving Spirit

275 The Kingdom of God cometh

not with Observation Promising Females.....

278 Supposed Ruins of the Tower of Babel

299 "A Newspaper in Hebrew 300 Interpretation of some Scripture Names.

800 The Blood of Jesus

300 Give me thy Heart

301 ** We should Live as we would Die".

303 Not Justice, but Pardon

S05 Garden of Gethsemane

806 Self-Government

307 Safe to mind Mother

323 A Child's Example

329 Sudden Death

330 I would rather be scolded than tell a Lie.

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

301 Look to Jesus

332

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

clear,
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 railroad 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,

blasted forest, the voice of peace and love broke forth upon the ear of the prophet,

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and God proclaimed himself at hand; and in the hour of privation, while Israel wandered in pain from the land of bondage, the patriarch smote 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 borne along, has caused considerable difference of opinion amongst geologists, but it is pretty well agreed that glaciers have 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 finng 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 instanars! of the same age of great floods by which thes erratic blocks were produced; and in these gravel distries, 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 lsnds, and erin on the summits of hills, in such a manner as to prove that a glacier. or immense mass of ice, must have borde them, and left them, as it melted, poised in these delicate

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