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that is heavy: but his people are still too far HILL-TOP.-On the 11th instant, one was from him-sin separates the mind—the heart baptized into the name of Jesus for the remisof the Lord cannot enter his people. How, sion of sins, and united to the church in this then, can we plead for him mightily? Earth, place. earth! the heart is too full of the cares, the riches, the joys of earth. Let us cast away its
NOTTINGHAM.-During the last month two cords, and break its bands asunder; then shall have been baptized, and added to the congregathe freed spirit sympathize with that which is tion of the Lord. spiritual. As “one” people in the Father and MOREE, (IRELAND) FEB. 2. - In the last the Son, speak his words no longer in the pride HARBINGER there is a trifling error in the of the power of the flesh, but of the Spirit. paragraph which appears respecting the church And will they not then break like a hammer? | here. The number of members, which is stated will they not burn like a fire? Let us not cease to as being 17, should have been 19; but having serve the beloved with words and songs of faith one added last Lord's day, we now number 20. and love, and yield the melody of those God
J. M. glorifying works of which he so solemnly spake. Let us, though it cost us much, become living illustrations of the true gospel's efficiency LETTER OF CONDOLENCE. verify the dignity we laud, by reflecting the
(FROM THE MILLENNIAL HARBINGER.) image of the Father, thus gaining a favorable hearing for His testimony; and if, with all our [Amongst the kind letters of sympathy and conscious imperfections of character and ser- condolence received during our late afflictions, vices--(and, alas ! how much must there be of we give to our readers the following, because of which we are not conscious)—the work of the its likelihood to be a comfort to others in similar Lord still progresses, how much more, then, circumstances. It was written by my eldest (see Phil. ii. 14-15) it would be realized gene- sister, and without the slightest idea that it rally? Would it be enthusiasm, then, confi- should ever be in print.-A. C.] dently to anticipate the joyful exclamation ring
DEARLY BELOVED BROTHER AND ing through all quarters, “ Lo! who are these that fly as a cloud, and as doves to their win
SISTER. - Many thanks to you and dows ?" Your brother in hope and service for your son Alexander for your
ing promptness in communicating to
us the peaceful release of your lovely HUDDERSFIELD, 16TH FEBRUARY.— Dear Brother : I have much pleasure in informing Margaret from her long protracted you that the state of things in the congregation sorrows and suffering—“Blessed are hereindicates considerable improvement. Since the dead that die in the Lord,” and the meeting held at Glasgow, we have immersed blessed be the God and Father of our into Christ twelve persons, upon a confession Lord and Saviour— the Father of of their faith in him: they are worthy young tender mercies, for all the resignation and interesting persons, who bid fair for being very useful in the vineyard of the Lord. We and patient submission to His holy are truly grateful to God, our Father, for his will He has given you. great mercy thus manifested to us; and our confidence is, that by his blessing many more
“The parting struggle all was yours, will be added to our number in a short time.
'Tis the survivor dies! Brother Greenwell is much encouraged in his
For she is freed, and gone to join
The anthems in the skies." labors, and is likely to become increasingly useful. Our meetings assume a very cheerful The living demand our sympathy appearance; the brethren assemble in good
-the dead in Jesus require it not. numbers; and of friends and strangers we have a good attendance to hear the word of life, and Methinks there is more consolation observe the public ordinances. Yours, imparted to us through two words in
EVAN JENKINS. the memoirs of Jesus of Nazareth, at
the tomb of Lazarus, (Jesus wept) LOUGHBOROUGH.-It often occurs in the than in all the kindred tears that providence of God, that when death has re
earth affords. His was divine symmoved some from our number as a church, others are raised up to fill their places. On pathy, and endures for ever. the 4th of January, two persons (a man and his Though there are no tears in the wife) made the good confession that Jesus is paradise of God, our merciful and the Christ, the son of the living God, and were faithful High Priest still sympathises immersed into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
, and added to the congregation with our weaknesses. Glory to God of the Lord.
and to the Lamb, for the rich provivisions of love and mercy to our ruin- nestness and sincerity. Kind and ed race; and that through the divine benevolent to all, she delighted in compassion we are most abundantly good works, and the Lord blessed her made partakers of them. Let us not, with a friend, faithful and true, in her then, beloved, like the ungrateful of husband and companion through the this world, when one favor is with days of her affliction, who loved and drawn, cease to rejoice in the munifi- feared Him. May He graciously cence of the great Benefactor, for His support and sustain him in this most countless blessings still continued. grievous bereavement! I sympathize Remember the Master saith, “ Your with him with my whole heart. You daughter is not dead, but fallen will, I doubt not, yet derive joy, asleep.” “Whosoever liveth and be- dearly beloved, from these consideralieveth on me, shall never die.” tions, knowing that your loss is her
I know by experience the mingled gain. emotions of sorrow and of joy accom- Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal. panying such bereavement. When we
Dont give up to immediate sorrow, reflect on the character of the depart
I earnestly entreat you ; take care of ed, and without the most distant idea to flatter, I do think the dear depart- gift of heaven. You have many
health, it is the best temporal ed one was as amiable and interesting duties to perform for the few precious a person of her years as I ever was acquainted with. I believe I never
ones who are still yours, besides those heard any one speak evil of her: she church of Christ, and for the world.
you have assumed for others, for the was beloved by her sisters and by all who knew her. Very few, indeed, May your lives and your health be in her circumstances, have spent a
precious in the sight of the Lord, and short life better, or been less devoted may He support and sustain you, to the follies and vanities which oc
granting you the fulness of the blessсиру the minds and time of the youth ing of the gospel of Christ, is the
of of the present generation in favored
your ever affection circumstances. Devoted to the Sa- ate, and sympathizing sister, viour in her childhood, she read and
DOROTHEA C. BRYANT. memorized the Living Oracles with interest and delight, and was peculiarly fond of singing sacred songs
FAMILY CIRCLE. with her companions in the holy faith, 1. CEASE TO DO EVIL-2. LEARN some of whom have joined the ever- TO DO WELL.—The nearest approach lasting song before her. Most of her that a man can make to the performyouth was spent in acquiring useful ance of good is to cease to do evil. knowledge, which enlarged her capa- The discipline of restraint is the first city for enjoyment.
morality. We pray God therefore, They that seek me early shall reader, that you do no evil. Let vice find me,” is not a vain promise. I of every kind be recorded in your have long thought that there is a pe- diary among extinct practices. Avoid culiar blessedness in giving our hearts the very appearance of evil. To the to the Lord before they are contami- negative of every bad thought, word nated with the love of the world, its and way, place the authority of your follies and its vices, which those who signature. Mortify your lusts, and grow up in them do not experience, sanctify them not. Nail the old man unless their conversion be very signal with his deeds to the cross. He that and impressive. This peculiar bless- is dead is freed from sin. Be dead ing I have no doubt she experienced, then, reader, to sin. Arm yourself as she gave good evidence of her ear- to suffer in the flesh. Say, thank
Is it a
God, I am freed from this deadly body THY BROTHER.
Though poor, through Jesus Christ my Lord. Con- ragged and degraded, the outcast is fide not in attentions merely dramatic, thy brother still! Why shun and and the words of such as praise you despise him ? In years past a kind for effect. Thus dead to sin you will admonition, a pleasant word, might be alive to God—the servant of right- have saved him ! Yet you refused to eousness and the inheriter of ever- counsel him, and passed by scornfully. lasting life. Meditation is the source Now he is but a wreck of his former of voluntary character. If you would self! His ambition is destroyed in know yourself, you must meditate upon vice. There was a time, it may be, yourself. Self-examination will put when his eye was placed on virtue, and you in possession of self-knowledge ; his feet were turned from destruction. self-knowledge of self-control, and That moment, a look from you decided self-control of all virtue. In the dis- his fate. The lip of scorn was curled ; cipline of doing good, with peace in contempt was expressed, and away he your soul and heaven in your eye, go urged his steps to ruin ! and visit the widow ; cheer her lone- pleasant reflection—"I might have liness, and cause her desolate heart to saved a soul from vice and infamy, sing for joy. Go see the fatherless, but I refused !” and to the cause both of the widow
THE ELDEST DAUGHTER. - The and the fatherless. Having adorned your profession of the faith by good the family, is of great importance to
deportment of the elder children of deeds and happy benefactions, come the younger. Their obedience and now and offer your gift at the altar
insubordination operates throughout lay thereon the sacrifice of prayer
the whole circle. Especially is the praise the fruit of your lips. Say station of the eldest daughter, one of “my mouth shall praise thee with
eminence. She drank the first draught joyful lips.” He shall come down of the mother's love. She usually upon you as the rain
enjoys much of her counsel and comgrass, as the small rain
the herb of the field, and you shall be refreshed, the natural viceroy.
panionship. In her absence she is
Let the mother reconciled, reformed, and dwell with take double pains to form her on the Christ for ever. Remember your correct model ; to make her amiable, Redeemer is the Son of God.
diligent, domestic, pious ; trusting
that the image of all her virtues may AN EXCELLENT SAYING.--" It is only imperfection that complains of hearts of the younger ones, to whom
leave impressions on the soft, waxen, what is imperfect.” It would be well she may in the Providence of God be for those who aim at Christian per; called to fill the place of a maternal fection to remember this. Surrounded
guide. by those who constantly exhibit defects of character and conduct, if we The TIMES, a few days ago, stated, yield to a complaining and impatient the total number of persons emigraspirit, we shall mar our own peace, ting from all the British ports, for the without having the satisfaction of first eleven months of the year 1847, benefitting others. When the mind was 244,251 ; and for the first eleven of a man is in a right position, ab- months of 1848, 220,053. But these sorbed in God, and truly dead to the figures do not represent the whole world, it will not be troubled by these truth of the case, some thousands of things ; or, if it be otherwise, and we the better classes of emigrants not are in fact afflicted, it will not be for being included in the number. In for ourselves, but others, whom we two years, more than half a million shall pity rather than complain. natives have fled from these islands.
CULTIVATION OF THE MIND. your boyhood, or going to college in Cultivate the power to fix the mind your youth ; but it means the power on any subject you please. Fix in to take your mind and make it an inthe mind the elementary principles of strument of conveying knowledge and all that pertains to life, such as the good impressions upon other minds, principles of science, of business, of as well as being itself made happy. politics, of government, of laws, and To cultivate the mind, then, does not religion. Obtain the power of using mean to read much or little, to converse language, and defining what you mean and to observe ; but to discipline it in by such terms as are in common use all ways in your power.
You must when we speak or think. Fill the not have narrow views on this subject, mind with the materials of thought, or else I lose my labor. I do not exsuch as the facts which we read, ob- pect that every one will discipline his serve, and hear. Teach the mind mind so that he can observe and think where to go for information ; that is, as well as Franklin ; but what then ? from what source to draw. Teach Is this a reason why you should not the mind how to take up a subject, do what you can ? Neither could investigate it, and draw conclusions Franklin reason like Sir Isaac Newton, on which you may rely. Cultivate and bring the universe at his feet. the judgment as to what facts are What then? Was this a reason why worth preserving, and what are ap- he should not do all he could ?— Todd. plicable in proving or illustrating a
CIRCULATION OF THE BIBLE.-In particular subject. Cultivate the memory, so that the materials which 1804, there was not one society in
existence whose only object was the you gather may not be disseminated and lost as fast as gathered. You distribution of the Bible throughout
the world. In 1847 there were about will think, perhaps, that I have laid 900. In 1804, according to the best out the work of a life here, and so I have intended to do ; but if you will
estimates that can be obtained, there read these objects over again, I believe million copies of the Bible ; now there
were in existence only about four you will say
that no one of these can be omitted in cultivating the mind in are more than thirty millions. In
1804 it was accessible in languages a proper manner. You will not, of course, have all these objects specially in 1847 it exists in tongues spoken
spoken by about 200,000,000 of men before the mind whenever you exercise it ; but they are to be the points by 600,000,000. During the last to which you are to bring the mind in year 1,412,283 copies were issued by all its wanderings, and in a cultivated the British and Foreign Bible
Society, mind these several points will uncon
being 400,000 more than any previous
The amount resciously receive attention. Perhaps year, except 1845. this is not the place, but it cannot be
ceived was larger than any previous greatly out of place, to say that, in year, being £117,440 9s. 3d. my estimation, all this only looks to a In Mr. H. Seymour's work, “ Pilfar higher and nobler object--which grimage to Rome," he says I soon is to prepare that mind to be the re- ascertained the address of every bookceptacle of light and knowledge, the selling establishment in Rome, and image of God, and the unseen glories commenced my tour of search. I of an eternal state. In all contempla- visited in person every shop, and in tions of the mind, I look upon it as an every shop was informed that they immortal existence, and that it is for had not a copy of the Holy Scriptures that state of immortality, it is now to in the language of the people. I askbe disciplined and prepared. Educa- ed why they did not possess one, and tion does not mean going to school in the reply was, “ It is not permitted.”
WONDERS OF SCIENCE. The late
Widow and orphan, helpless left
Go thou and shelter them. Dr. Chalmers, remarks-“While the telescope enables us to see a system
Thy neighbour? Yonder toiling slave,
Fettered in thought and limb: in every star, the microscope un
Whose hopes are all beyond the grave folds to us the world in every atom. Go thou and ransom him. The one shows us the insignifi
Whene'er thou meet'st a human form cance-presenting us a universe in Less favored than thine own, the compass of a point where the Remember, 'tis thy neighbour worm, Almighty Ruler of all things finds Thy brother, or thy son. room for the exercise of its attributes. Oh, pass not, pass not heedless by, Recent discoveries in Geology have
Perhaps thou canst redeem
The breaking heart from miserybrought to view a great multitude of
Go, share thy lot with him. facts, truly wonderful-especially respecting the state of animate creation many centuries past. While on the
SPEAK GENTLY. one hand it is found, by the remains “A GEM OF PUREST RAY SERENE." of some ancient animals, that they
[We think it will do no one any harm to were larger than any now living upon read the following verses until they are embothe earth, on the other hand, micro- died in the heart. A good man wrote them, scopic animals, almost inconceivably and self-government must be possessed by alí small, yet possessing mouths, teeth, who put them into practice.] stomach, muscles, wings, glands, eyes,
SPEAK gently--it is better far
To rule by love than fear. and other organs, are not only found
Speak gently: let no harsh words mar in a fossil state, but forming rocks and
The good we might do here. soil for miles in extent. Chalk, and
Speak gently-love doth whisper low even flint, and some of the gems, are The vows that true hearts bind; found to a great extent, to be com- And gently friendship’s accents flow, posed of animalculæ. A cubit inch Affection's voice is kind. of iron ore is said to contain the re- Speak gently to the little child, mains of one billion of living repro
Its love be sure to gain ;
Teach it in accents soft and mildducing beings. The silicious marl
It may not long remain. found under peat swamps in New
Speak gently to the young, for they England, appears to be made up almost
Will have enough to bear; entirely of the skeletons of animals.
Pass through this life as best they may, It is also said that a thousand millions 'Tis full of anxious care. of these animals would, together, form Speak gently to the aged one, a mass no larger than a grain of Grieve not the care worn heart; sand,
The sands of life are nearly run,
Let such in peace depart.
Speak gently, kindly to the poor,
Let no harsh tone be heard ;
Without an unkind word.
Speak gently to the erring—know
They must have toiled in vain;
Perchance unkindness made them so,
Oh! win them back again.
Speak gently! He who gave his life
To bend man's stubborn will,
When elements were fierce with strife, Whose years are at their brim,
Said to them, “Peace, be still.”
Speak gently ’tis a litte thing
Dropped into the heart's deep well; Thy neighbour ? 'Tis the heart bereft The good, the joy which it may bring Of every earthly gem ;
Eternity may tell.