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The Training of Young Children on , The Everlasting Righteousness; or, How

Christian and Natural Principles. I shall man be just with God! By By Geo. MOORE, M.D., of Hastings. HORATIUS Bonar, D.D. Nisbet. Longmans.

A RICH book, suggestive, gracious, WISE and weighty counsels, which full of holy unction. Unlike many young mothers will do well to read. writers of the Evangelical school Dr. When a physician is a Christian his

Bonar is not content with baling out words upon such a theme are doubly milk for babes, but gives us real thought valuable; in the present instance, it

and teaching. There never was any would be difficult to recommend the

need that orthodoxy and platitudes advice too highly.

should go together, but they often have The Story of a Child's Companion. By done so; no one can bring that charge

G. SARGENT. Religious Tract Society. in reference to this work. We say to Of all the little story-books of the

all our friends, read and be refreshed. season this is our favourite. We think Whence does the Monarch get his Right it only costs ninepence, and it is pretty to Rule. By the Rev. F. H. LAING, in appearance, and contains most profit D.D. Washbourne, 184, Paternoster able reading. The“Child's Companion" Row. is her conscience, and very sweetly it

We have read the book, and if we were reproves her when she is in fault, and

of the Roman Catholic faith, like the encourages when doing well. It is our

author, we should deem ourselves to pet little book. We hope many a Lucy

have performed penance enough to sufwill have it for a present.

fice for many grievous sins. We have the Farewell Services of the Rev. W, satisfaction of differing from the writer

Brock, D.D. Nisbet and Co., 21. in toto, and can most heartily deny his Berners Street.

assertions and challenge his statements. Well done Dr. Brock, is our verdict He thinks a ruler gets his right and after reading this interesting account of authority from God: we believe they our excellent friend's farewell services. come from the people, and should be We have no intention of reviewing our

| held, under God, for the good of the Brother's labours, there is time enough commonwealth, and not for any dynasty for that in the years to come. Here or family. are no signs of faltering judgment or Mr. Faversham's New Year's Guest. mental weakness, though our beloved By the author of “Ellen Clinton." and revered friend has endured the strain

James Clarke and Co. of mingled sorrows such as might have

| We have not the patience, nor the time tested any man, and would have crushed

needed, for reading works of fiction, but most of us. We have taken courage

a judicious friend tells us that this story through perusing this little book. It

is interesting but most improbable. It is enough to make any minister rejoice

has an excellent religious tone about it, to hear a veteran, doffing his harness

and is meant to illustrate the power of after a well-fought campaign, declare

godliness when it is pleaded for and that if he had to pass through it again

exhibited in little children. he would use the same weapons with a firmer confidence of victory. There is

The Secret of a Happy Life. By the many a field-day yet before our bro

| Rev. G. W. Carder. Religious ther we trust. The church militant

Tract Society. cannot afford to miss him from her A VERY thoughtful and right-spirited midst as yet. Gladly do we rejoice overbook. Refreshing in its tender scripall the practical kindness recorded in the tural teachings. Though but a small book, alike honourable to the author volume it contains the secret of a happy and to his many friends.


The Argument of the Epistle of Hebrews. The Baptist Handbook for 1873. Yates

By GEORGE STEWARD. T. and T. and Alexander.
Clark, Edinburgh.

INDISPENSABLE for every Baptist minisA WORK not to be lightly treated, but ter, and useful to all Baptists who wish read over again and again to extract its to know the men, the churches, and deep and thoughtful teaching. It is an the work of the denomination. It is a unfinished sketch by a master mind, and great shilling's worth of names and will well repay the student and general figures. reader for a careful perusal. We like his | Lectures and Sermons by the late Rev. clear annunciation of the substitutionary J. B. Owen, of Chelsea, together with nature of the Atonement of Christ, and, a brief Memoir. Wm. Macintosh. say what our opponents may please, Mr. J. B. OWEN was well known as a nothing but a substitutionary sacrifice

capital lecturer, and a genial-hearted will ever satisfy the judgment, the con

clergyman. He was the successor of Mr. science, and the heart of a Christian. Noel, at St. John's, Bedford-row, and Charley Hope's Testament. Faithful was dislodged from his incumbency by

but not Famous. Rambles and Adven the collapse of that edifice. We do not tures in the Wilds of the West. Our agree with his politics or his ecclesiasForest Home. Religious Tract So tical views, but we lament his death, ciety.

for evangelic truth lost in him a sincere All capital books for youngsters, and

advocate. The specimens of his utterDot without interest to their seniors.

ances which are here preserved are They will all do well for the Sunday

uncommonly racy and make up an School Library.

entertaining volume. Memorials of Howard Johnston, a Ser

The Women of Methodism. By ABEL dant of Jesus Christ. By the Editor

SETvens, LL.D. Wm. Macintosh. of the Latter Rain. Shaw and Co.

No section of the church has been more Howard Johnston was our own son in

enriched and adorned by female piety the faith, and it has greatly cheered us

than Methodism; the devout women

of its heroic age were “elect ladies" to read the story of his consecrated life. He preached the gospel fully and fear

indeed. The author has done well to lessly, traversing the whole land to tell

include the Calvinistic section funder of his Master's love. Our invitation to

the head of Methodisın, for the Counhim to enter the College appeared to

tess of Huntingdon was second to none him to be a temptation, and he declined

of the devout sisters. We trust the read

ing of this attractive book will fire the it, and became one of the better order of Plymouth Brethren. He was never

heart of many a sister in the Lord. bitter or censorious, but always upright The Pathway of Peace; or, Counsels in following out his convictions, for and Encouragements for the Earnest which we admire the grace of God in

Inquirer. By W. M. WHITTEMORE, him; at the same time we do not believe

D.D. Wm. Macintosh. that his course would have been one jot

An excellent work for attendants upon less useful if he had seen fit to follow

Episcopalian worship. It is thoroughly the same course as others of our spiritual evangelical, earnest, and clear, and will, sons. Whatever he did, we rejoice that we trust, do much good among those he was faithful to the end. The bio for whom it is designed. graphy contains far too much of that Sunshine for 1872. By Dr. W. WHITPlymouthist spirit which militates against TEMORE. Wm. Macintosh. the settled ministry, to be to our taste. | A PRETTY volume of a very pleasing We always fight for the irregulars, but | penny magazine for children. We are we cannot agree with those who think glad that in the Church of England them any better than those who patiently there are some literary men who use labour on in their spheres. Put out the their pens for the gospel, though we candles which burn from year to year in deeply mourn that so many of the abler their candlesticks, and trust altogether minds are bewitched by sacramentarianto the hand-lanterns, and our country ism. Mr. Whittemore caters well for would be dark indeed.

| the young folks of his denomination.

Among magazines we have not | The Methodist Pulpit. Vol. I. Osborne, bitherto spoken of the Christian Family | Farringdon-street. (Hodder and Stoughton.) We have read TWELVE sermons by Messrs. Luke through the last year's volume with Wiseman, Wm. Arthur, Samuel Coley, much interest. The magazine is a and other distinguished Methodists. very able pennyworth. The Christian Those who would bave a correct idea Armour, (Shaw and Co.), is a solid mag of the Wesleyan ministry should purzine; weighty, perhaps heavy, but still chase this small collection of discourses. worthy of commendation. Like our

We sincerely hope that the preachers venerable brother, The Baptist Maga are better looking than the portraits zine, it fixes its price at fourpence, and here presented to the reader, or else we has, we hope, a remunerative con had sooner sit at the back of the pulpit stituency. The Baptist Magazine was

than in front of them. Many woodnever better ; our friend Mr. Lewis

en gravers resemble death in their busibattles manfully for the old ship, but

ness, for they are constantly taking we question whether there will be much

people off. prizemoney to share at the reduced rate. We should not have recommended our

Our Seamen; an Appeal, By SAMUEL venerable cotemporary to attempt to

PLIMSOLL, M.P. Virtue and Co. live on groats. The Baptist Messenger A Book, and yet more than a book, for is an old friend, and remains a very good it contains a great number of photopennyworth. The same may be said of graphs of all kinds. It is written with The Church.

the humane desire of saving the lives of Words of Mercy and Peace. By G. S.

our sailors, who appear to be the victims Wm. Macintosh.

of wholesale manslaugbter through pre

ventible causes. Mr. Plimsoll's inforSix excellent tracts in large type. “I

mation upon the tricks of ship-builders will give you rest” is a new year's tract

is appalling. The system of underby the same author, suitable for distri

writing is also accountable for hundreds bution.

of lives, for owners send ships to sea The City which hath Foundations.” By which would never venture there if they

A. M. JAMES. Wm. Macintosh. were not insured. Mr. Plimsoll also MORE about the Gates Ajar, and its

shows that under-manning, bad stowage, imaginings. Miss Phelps is doubtless

deck lading, and overloading, are the more than satisfied with the sensation

real cause of a large proportion of our she has made. The lady who has

wreckage. We hope the members of penned the present little book writes

the legislature will study this collection well and graciously.

of facts, and see what can be done to

preserve the brave sons of Albion from Canonbury Holt; A Life's Problem being wilfully murdered by rascally Solved. By EMMA JANE W ARBOISE.

speculators (the compositor put it pecJames Clarke and Co.

ulators in the first proof, and was very ANOTHER religious novel, by a lady near the truth), to wbom a sailor's life eminently gifted in that direction. is not an item of consideration.


The Church at the Tabernacle held its to become its nucleus. There had been Annual Meeting, February 12, when re- ! added to the church 571 members during ports of the past twelve months were given || the year, and there had been removed by in. By every single point of detail grati- || death, emigration, and change of residence, tude was excited. The Lord has been in 263, so that the clear increase for the the midst of the church indeed, and of a year stood at 308. The church has not truth. The membership now stands at gained by robbing other churches, for 4,417. During the year one new church while receiving 143, it has dismissed to had been formed, and members dismissed / other communities, 169. It is thus making

is real increase from the world by con- | town where he lives. This was a token 'ersion. All the funds were in a better for good. Five others, three of them lads ondition than at any previous anniversary; in situations, have come forward to connore money being raised in every depart fess Christ, and will be in fellowship with Rent of Christian work. The Pastor's the Lord's people ere this magazine is Iness had not operated injuriously in any issued. Many in the orphanage are we zanifest degree. Connected with the believe converted children, but we prefer hurch are Alms-rooms for aged women, to leave the confession of their faith to members of the church; these are not their own earnest desire. It is, thereroperly endowed, and therefore the in fore, a most welcome fact that it is the hates are a somewhat heavy charge upon boys who have left the Institution who he poor-funds of the church. Mr. T. are now coming forward to confess Ilney, the treasurer, therefore suggested their faith in the Lord Jesus. Good he raising of a sufficient sum to make situations have been found for all who hem self-supporting, and generously have gone out from us, and nearly every leaded the list with £200. The pastor boy has sent a part of his first earnings to xpressed his confidence that with so good. us, as a token of loving gratitude. The

beginning, the matter would soon be health of the orphans has been excellent arried through.

for some time,-in fact the infirmary was The Pastor's College ended its financial empty for weeks. As soon as the rear with a balance of £161. Through spring comes on, the new buildings will out the year study has been diligently be commenced. As everything becomes pursued. The present students are men of dearer our expenditure increases, but we good promise, earnest and devout. There believe this will always be met by inhas been no difficulty in finding suitable creased donations. Our dear brother, sphere for the men who have left during Mr. Charlesworth, fills the place of Master the year, but rather a lack of men to fill the to our great joy, and to the evident beneplaces offering, many of the churches raising fit of all the boys. We thank God for too small a sum to be sufficient for the all his goodness; and we also thank our maintenance of married brethren. Minis dear friends, both rich and poor, for their ters educated in the College are, many of abounding generosity, and for all their them, now occupying leading positions in gifts, both in money and goods for bazaar, the denomination, and many others have clothing, and provisions. created for themselves, by the Lord's good On Monday, February 24th, five of the hand, positions which are so much ground youths educated at the Orphanage were gained from the enemy. The College has baptised at the Tabernacle, together with been a home mission, and prayer is con our friend Mr. V. J. Charlesworth, the stantly offered that it may do more for the Master, who gave an address explaining Deathen ;-the prayer is already answered his reasons for being baptised as a bein a measure. The great want is a building liever. Mr. Charlesworth was formerly suitable for its purposes. The President an Independent. has in hand about half the money needed, We intended to have given some acbut requires from £5000 to £7000, more. count of Mr. Orsman's work this month, May God, our eternal helper, raise us up but from extreme pressure upon our time riends who will provide us this amount. No have not been able to manage it. He sa needless expenditure will be incurred, the | noble worker, and deserves the gratitude buildings are absolutely necessary if the l of us all for doing work which few men work is to go on. The Lord has need of would attempt, and fewer still could perthis larger house for tạe school of the form. We honour him in our heart of prophets, and we prayfully cry to him to hearts. incline his stewards to help us in its We are glad to see that our friend, Mr. erection. The buildings will, in some Birch of Manchester, is printing his sermeasure be used on the Sabbath for mons weekly. They are full of life, love, Sanday Schools and other purposes; our and power. He is not only a philanthro

and power. He is not on en has not its due proportion of pist but a genius.

pist but a genius. He needs a larger

O sabath School Scholars, and we hope house to preach

house to preach in, and we hope the

in, a see the number greatly increased North, with its stupendous woalth, will

North, with its stupenuous When rooms are built. Where the funds not keep back, but put him up a peeting

I come from we cannot tell, but we house at once. Would to God that more pe that spontaneous gifts will do the merchants would serve the Lord as Mr.

Birch is doing. The Orphanage is bringing in fruit. We have good tidings from our late

eard of one of the lads, who is out | student, Mr.Groombridge, from Aden; at busi

business, joining the church in the ' he is on his way to China.


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Will our friends pray very specially for our two brethren in Spain, and for all the saints in that countiy. Political changes cause us deep anxiety for their welfare.

The church at Redruth, Cornwall, is moving on under the care of our admirable friend, Mr. E. J. Edwards. They wish to build a chapel, and it is important that they should do so. We ought to look well to Cornwall, and maintain all our posts there, for they are few and feeble. We recommend the case of Redruth very strongly.

The friends at the Iron Chapel, Eastbourne, deserve the aid of all visitors to that delightful watering place. They have a heavy debt, and are trying to pay off some of it by a bazaar; they need help.

Baptist Union Arbitration Committee.This Committee is now prepared to enter on operations. Dr. Angus is chairman for the year. Applications for the services of the Committee are to be made to the Secretary of the Union, J. H. Millard, B.A., Huntingdon.

We are glad to hear of peace and prosperity at Penge Tabernacle. More than fifty have joined the church during the

first year of Mr. Collins' pastorate, and prospects are bright for the future. The friends have lately made a presentation to the Pastor's wife, and mutual love and esteem are the order of the day; in all this we greatly rejoice. Mr. Collins is in all ways an excellent brother.

The Sabbath School Teachers of the South of London, of all denominations, met at the Tabernacle on Monday evening, February 17th, for prayer and the communion. It was our great privilege to address them upon their work. It was a very happy meeting. The collection was given to the Orphanage by the wish of the teachers.

If any brief notices are omitted our brethren must not feel hurt. We are only able to insert a few, and those must be sent to us; we have no time to hunt them up.

The Annual Conference of Ministers 1 connected with the Pastors' College, will

be hell (D. V.) during the week comm #t**

ing Jonday, March 24th. Prayer 1: | asked that this may be a special scam of refreshing.

Baptisms at the Metropolitan Tabernacle by Mr. J. A. Spurgeon :-January 23, nineteen ; 30, fourteen.

Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle. Statement of Receipts from January 20th, 1672, to February 19th, 1873.


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