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SAVINGS' BANKS.

425 You knew me in my little years, and I was at your house for teaching; but some of my schoolfellows did not see you before, but they sign to me that they are grateful, as I am, to you. Can you see our faces thoughtful to you, Madam? But you cannot see our hearts. I read in the Bible, (1 Sam. xvi. 17.) “Man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh at the hearts.” Madam, you look at our outform of gratitude, and you smile to us, and you are kind to us, and we are cheerful to see you,

but if you are no more kind to us, we must love you

for ever. God looks at our minds, He sees we love you, and He approves of our love to you, because He loves, and makes you do much good for Him. Madam, my schoolfellows wish to ask-Are you happy your

existence? We hope you are happy, we hope you shall have long existence in the world, and we hope you will have no pain, or calamities, or grief, or sorrow. I read in books, that sickness and pain are good for men, but I cannot wish pain to you. Pain may come to me. I would bear it for you, because I do not like pain or sorrow to you, and I pray they will not go to you. Madam, we pray much for you. Do you like us to pray for you? Please Madam, to love us all more and more. Farewell. We are, dearest Madam, Your affectionate Friends,

JOHN Wilton,

And all my Schoolfellows.

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TO REMOVE FROST FROM VEGETABLES. VEGETABLES intended for the use of the table should be placed in cold water for several hours before they are dressed, and allowed to thaw gradually. By observing this plan you may get the frost out of turnips or carrots intended for immediate use. Place a tub of cold water in a warm kitchen.

SAVINGS' BANKS. The deposits in these excellent institutions last year, 1837, amounted to twenty millions, five hundred thousand pounds; being an increase of nine hundred thousand pounds over the deposits of 1836.

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EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS, &c. CIGAR SMOKING.—Two persons of very moderate age have died within a short period of each other, at Cheltenham, of internal ulcers, brought on, in the opinion of an eminent medical practitioner, by the excessive use of cigars.- Morning Herald.

TRAVELLING.-" If a traveller has many articles to take on a full coach, it is a good plan to tie to each packet a piece of riband of the same colour, by which he will be able to point out his luggage in a moment, without the trouble of getting up to show it to the porter.'

A malignant fever of an alarming kind prevails at Ashted, in the neighbourhood of Birmingham, occasioned, it is said, by the numerous stagnant pools and ditches in that vicinity. Surely it should be the business of the surveyors of highways to mitigate, if not remove, this very prevalent cause of illness wherever it exists.-Morning Herald.

The White CARROT.—This root, which is a new variety of our common garden carrot, is not yet much known. In colour it is something whiter than the parsnep ; in favour much more delicate than the orange carrot.

PRIZE FIGHTS.—One of those disgusting exhibitions, alike disgraceful and demoralizing, a prize fight, lately took place on Hedley-common, near Newcastle. The match was for 201. a-side, between Robert Forbister and John Brown, natives of Newcastle. The fight lasted an hour and twenty-five minutes, during which time thirty-seven rounds were fought. In the last round Brown received a blow from his antagonist on the jugular and instantly fell. He was borne from the “ field of blood” by the brutal rabble, and conveyed to a public-house, where he expired the same evening. An inquest was held on the body, and the jury, without retiring, returned a verdict of Manslaughter against Robert Forbister.

THE BEER SHOPs.-Without ascribing every increase of crime and misery to the beer shops, we cannot doubt, from the all but concurrent testimony of the magistrates, clergy of all denominations, manufacturers, tradespeople-all persons, in short, who have made observations on the effects of these placesthat these effects have been very mischievous on the popular morals and well-being. We cannot believe such a mass of evidence wholly unfounded, and it is such as to outweigh, in our minds, even the authority of the gentlemen who have addressed the house on the other side. In every civilized country, places of public entertainment have been deemed objects of public control.

They come within the province of law and police in quite a peculiar manner; and we must add, whatever may be said of the poor man's “pleasures,” the comfort of the poor man's family is little consulted, by everywhere thrusting haunts of sotttishness across his path homewards. Globe.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received the communications of G. B.; a Layman; E.; Y.; M. S.; J. S.; Prin.; A. M.; L. S. R.; F.; a Second from a Layman.

We hope to find room in our next number, for the interesting article sent by A Clergyman of the Church of England. We knew the lamented subject of it well.

Several articles sent by the Editor to the Printers, have been omitted for want of room.

L. S. R. did not arrive till this number was printed. Our valued Correspondent is referred to page 235.

INDEX.

Page

101

A.

Page Carelessness about heavenly
Accident from gunpowder

388
things

226
Advantages of good education., 256 Catechism on the New Testament 370
Advice to a young person going Cattle, fattening of ...... 179, 229
abroad

114 Cautions against lightning 249
Agriculture, improvement in 286 Charcoal

84
Agriculturists, hints to.
315 Charity

245
Alehouse
416 Cheese made from potatoes....

162
- keeping servants from 414 Chester new bridge..

391
Anecdote of a parrot
394 Children

103
Dr. Johnson

78
hymns for

250
King George III.. 18

on training

347
Antigua, friendly societies in .. 310

treatment of

205
Arch of Titus
97 | Chorister, the

366
Christians, the God of the
B.

Christianity, effects of.. 222

“ Christian's sweet home" 282
Bartholomew fair.......

415
Christinas, stanzas for .

8
Beer bill ....

348 Church going, neglect of..... 136
Beer, wholesome, palatable, and

Church service, reflections on.. 37
cheap

284

Clerk at Bitton, letter from.... 188
Bees

53
Clothing club for females

13
Beet root

284
Coffee, substitute for

96
Be ye ready

304
Colds and coughs

39]
Birds, music of.
373 Coliseum at Rome

319
Birthday

405
Come unto Christ

361
Bitton clothing club

118

Comfort promised toGod's people 345
Blunt, Rev. H., sermon by.... 293 Confidence, religious

335
Bolton church missionary asso-

Conscience, visitings of

11
ciation

141
Convict, letter from

190
Bone manure

211

Cottage allotments . 107, 113, 193
Boy and the feathers

79
Cottage gardens

235
Brotherly love
48

321
Bruise, receipt for

59

Cough, receipt for 55, 324, 391
Building cottages

386
Courtship and marriage

89
Burials

358
Cruelty to a dog

228
Cruelty to animals .. 286, 306, 411
C.

prevention of 18, 266
Caoutchouc rick cloths
92 | Cuckoo, the

287

Couch grass

D.

Page
Page Good bringing up, advantages of 256
Deaf and dumb, instruction of Good example

359
337, 424 Gospel invitation

361
Dealings of God with men

331
peace

296
Delicacies

203

silent progress of the.. 158
Delirium tremens

230

Gunpowder, accident from .... 388
Dialogue on religious feelings.. 120
District visiting society

202
Doctrine and practice

197

H.
Dogs, cruelty to

228, 267
Drunkenness

413
fatal effects of.... 212 Harvest time, reflections for
Happy new year

1

331
Health, maxims for 158, 395

Heber, Bishop, letter from 265
E.
Hints on surgery..

21
Earnestness about earthly things 226 Honest independence

to housekeepers.. 139, 322

251
Economy, hints on . 15, 410
Education

Honesty

23
104, 375
industrial
Honey, how to take

303
12
Horticultural societies.

259
Electricity

221
"Elijah, the Tishbite,” extract

Housekeepers, hints to 139, 322
from

93
Epistle for 16th Sunday after
Trinity...

181

I.
17th Sunday

235
Epitaph at Wrington
115 Indian corn ....

268
on a child
33 Indolence, miseries of.

95
on a faithful servant 101 Industry, benefit of .... 61
“ Examine thyself”.
224 | Infants' schools

11
hymn for

187
hymn

81
F.
Intemperance

209, 376

effects of..32, 104, 161
Family Bible, extract from.... 66 Invited guest, an unwelcome
Family readings
152, 242 visitor

109
Fire establishment of London ... 62
Flies, use of

303
Flowers, love of Mr. Wilberforce

J.
for

270
Frugality

33

Jenner, extract from the life of 372
Jeremy Taylor, extracts from.. 158

Johnson, Dr., anecdote of 78
G.

advice to Mr. Wynd-
ham

57
Gambling ..

55

Juggernaut, temple of........ 133
Gaming, fruits of

20
Gardening,59, 199, 231, 235, 285, 409
Gardens for schools

310
George the Third, anecdote of 18

K.
Gin

....56, 418
Gin drinking,a Syrian's remarks Kensington national infant

295
schools

11

on

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14

49

L.

Page
Page Number of living beings 314
Labourer, an industrious 313
Labourers' friendly societies, 105, 245

0.
hints to
noon-day hymn 92 Obedient son

33
the two
149 Orange Peel, &c.

403
Lamb feeding

212 | Ordinances of the church, duty
Land, allotment of, to children 51 of Christians concerning .... 263
Leeches

210
Letter, from a constant reader.. 375

P.
from Hounslow, &c. ib.

to my neighbours .... 351 | Parent,reflections on the death of 340
Life, a journey
46 Parent, anecdote of ..

394
Lightning, cautions against 249 Parents, selections for..
Lion, escape from
27 | Parthenon

241
Lives of the Saints,

Pawnbroker

58
St. Bartholomew ..
73 Pickling

239
St. Matthew.....
145 Pigs, how to keep

170
St. Michael and all angels 217 Plate glass

94
St. Luke
253 Plough boy

33
St. Simon and St. Jude 289 Polycarp, death of

293
All Saints' day

325 Potatoe, cultivation of 203, 210
Loan funds

17 Prayer, at the close of school .. 266
Lord's supper, neglect of the 231

for a child

313
for children.

401
M.

for others

81
for the Queen.

273
Manure

221, 232
subjects for .

272
404
from scripture..

237
Martha and Mary

42 Preston, Rev. M. M., sermon of 84
Maxims for health
158, 395 Prizes to labourers

408
Mildew, cause of ..
358 Psalm 71st, reflections on

9
Milking

94
95th

ib.
Morning thoughts
10 119th

77, 52
Monuments in Llangollen church 25 Psalms, the book of..

274
Public worship

221, 231, 316

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N.

Q.
Nankin, Porcelain tower at.... 277
Natural history,
Buffaloe

248

Question from child to tutor 137
Fox

421
Hedgehog .
169, 200

R.
Mole

170
Monkeys
168 Rabbit skins, how to prepare ,

323
Parrot

60 Reading, Berks, letter from 418
Porcupine

247 Readings, scriptural 152, 242
Swallow

283 Receipts for cough .. 55, 324, 391
Thrush

68 Referring blessings to God.... 389
Wolf

420 | Reflections 344, 201, 270, 166, 397
New poor laws....

176 on church service, 37, 99, 173
Northampton Herald, extracts

on the death of a parent.. 340
from...
129, 214 Religion, blessings of

97

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