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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,
And all my Schoolfellows.
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.
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.
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114 Cautions against lightning 249
Christianity, effects of.. 222
“ Christian's sweet home" 282
348 Church going, neglect of..... 136
Church service, reflections on.. 37
Clerk at Bitton, letter from.... 188
Comfort promised toGod's people 345
Conscience, visitings of
Cottage allotments . 107, 113, 193
Cough, receipt for 55, 324, 391
prevention of 18, 266
silent progress of the.. 158
Gunpowder, accident from .... 388
Heber, Bishop, letter from 265
to housekeepers.. 139, 322
Housekeepers, hints to 139, 322
effects of..32, 104, 161
Jenner, extract from the life of 372
Johnson, Dr., anecdote of 78
advice to Mr. Wynd-
Juggernaut, temple of........ 133
212 | Ordinances of the church, duty
to my neighbours .... 351 | Parent,reflections on the death of 340
325 Potatoe, cultivation of 203, 210
17 Prayer, at the close of school .. 266
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42 Preston, Rev. M. M., sermon of 84
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Question from child to tutor 137
60 Reading, Berks, letter from 418
247 Readings, scriptural 152, 242
283 Receipts for cough .. 55, 324, 391
68 Referring blessings to God.... 389
420 | Reflections 344, 201, 270, 166, 397
176 on church service, 37, 99, 173
on the death of a parent.. 340