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among you ; and yet he will not desert, of lectures from Mr. Arthur Mursell, and you, but will come down and share the Dr. Landels. It is most remarkable that, suet-pudding, or the porridge, or whatever while the Westminster Review was anhappens to be served up that day; and if nouncing there brethren as our opponents, we cannot feast, at least we will not fret. they were actually of their own free will Do you think the friends will forget the serving us as friends. Mr. Mursell's lecture orphans ! “Well," says old Father contained uch scathing sarcasm upon the Doubtful, “perhaps they may." There's modern schools of thought, and such a dethat rocking-horse for the sick boys in the fence of the old orthodox faith, as we have infirmary, we asked for it publicly, and we seldom, if ever, heard. None who heard half thought we should have received it will ever forget it ; nor, so long as they enough horses by this time to make up a love the truth, will they wish to do so. sort of Croydun fair ; but, alas! not one From Dr. Landels' lectures on Baptist horse, bay or grey, black or chestnut, Heroes the students are sure to derive great has
the Orphanage door. stimulus. If it be possible, we will give Wonder whether it will come at Christmas our readers some account of them, and we with a load of Christmas-tree ornaments hope Dr. Landels will, in due time, issue on its back; perhaps it has been waiting them from the press. to have the pack packed and strapped on. Our Gaelic-speaking brother, Mr. Mc. But, suppose our friends forget the orphans Dougall, is happily settled at Blair Athole. at Christmas. No, it cannot be. We Mr. Young, formerly colporteur, and now shall have the headache if we dwell on the student at our College, has accepted an inpossibility of such a catastrophe. Our vitation to Cranford, Middlesex. notion is, that when we come home from We are pleased to see that Mr. Taylor Nice, we shall be met by Mr. Charlesworth and the Markyate Street friends are moving with the pleasing intimation that our friends for a new chapel. They need it badly have been more generous this year than enough, and deserve to be assisted liberally. ever, and that we shall not have to eat Mr. Tansley, from our College, follows short-cake, or bread-and-pull-it, or roast Mr. Irving at Melton Mowbray, while Mr. nothing and no turnips for our Christmas Irving will endeavour to build up the cause dinner. You young ravens are always at Maidenhead, so zealously commenced by opening your insatiable mouths, and it our student, Mr. Glanville. takes a great many worms, or rather very We are glad to see that Mr. Malins bas much grub, to keep you going; but do not accepted an invitation to Marlbro' Crescent, be afraid, there are happy homes where Newcastle. the orphan child has many advocates, and In Toronto, our friend, Mr. Dyke, is workyou will not be forgotten. Our hopes are ing away most happily. reviving, and our head does not ache any Mr. H. Dunn, of Pudsey, has removed longer; the sun of hope is shining, and our to Milnbridge. prospects have brightened. Father Christmas Baptisms at Metropolitan Tabernacle, by may come as speedily as he pleases, for gen- Mr. J. A. Spurgeon : Oct. 26th, Twenty ; erous hands will make his coming pleasant. Nov. 2nd, Eighteen.
Our College has enjoyed the great treat
Our Penny Almanack is, we think, I is a weariness of the Aleslı." Finding more highly spoken of this year than our table to be in distress through overever before. John Ploughman's Sheet loading, we will fish up a little lot of Almanuck will, we trust, become a fa- publications, and finish them off in the vourite, and be a help to the Orphanage. most rapid style we can, consistent with Both are published by Passmore & justice; premising, bowever, that a Alabaster. We are pushing on with short notice is by no means an evidence Vol. III. of the Treasury of David, and that the reviewer has been hasty or we hope to have it ready in March. careless. Friends who have not procured the for
Here are three or four things about mer volumes will, we hope, do so.
that very troublesome“ Gates Ajar;" Well, said Solomon, “ Of making many it has made jar and jarring enough. books there is no end ;" and we will Watching at the Gates (Partridge & amend him and add, “ Much reviewing Co.) replies to the “ Gates Ajar;" What shall we say About the Gates , ditch, has done bis work well, and proAjar (Elliot Stock) vindicates it against duced a very useful collection for the “Antidote;" and Faith or Fancy, children. There will soon be enough by E. S. JOHNSON (Elliot Stock), ex
hymn books we should think.
The amines it and condemns it. 'The Watchman Tracts (Yapp & Hawkins). game is not worth the candle. It is Soundly evangelical, and somewhat hard to reason against dreams; as a catching ; they are better than most fancy the book is pleasing, but when tracts, but there is room for improvetried and tested by orthodox doctrine it ment in this class of literature. In is nowhere. Pamphleteers had bettergive general, tracts appear to be dipped over breaking this butterfly on the wheel. in a strong solution of opium. Philip Mr. Dickinson, of 59, Old Bailey, Schools, Vol. 11. (Sunday School
Phillips' Singing Annual for Sabbulk issues a new penny weekly newspaper, Union). As a specimen of self-praise entitled the Christian Age. It is mainly this tune book bears on its face the made up of sermons by popular Ameri- modest statement, “ Every song a gem, cans, and will be very useful to preachers and never before published.” It may and teachers. We wish him every success, but are fearful that it will not pay judge for themselves. We are glad to
be so; our singing readers had better unless it obtains a very large circula
see such a book issued; it is fairly extion. [Since writing the above, we have Been other numbers of the Christian cellent, but neither as to the words nor Age, and cannot speak too highly of it. blast from its own trumpet, which is
the music could we quite endorse the It has now become more generally interesting. We hope all Christian parents
given at the outset.
Spiritualism the Work of Demons, will become subscribers. This paper by Rev. John Jones, Liverpool (Simpmay be safely introduced into Christian kin & Co.); and Spiritualism Tried by families.]
the Word of God, by J. B. McCURE Come to Jesus, by Newman Hall (Robert Banks), are two denunciations (Nisbet & Co.), we are glad to see issued of Spiritualism as the work of Demons. in a penny edition. It needs no other It may be so, but we think the Devil review but the mention of the fact that bimself would be tired of such nonit has reached one million, five hundred sense ; we fancy the agencies employed and fifty-four thousand. Will a Man are more earthly and silly. What devils Rob God! by F. Barker (Sutton : can hope to achieve by making tables W. R. Church), is a short appeal for dance the polka, and fiddles scrape weekly storing ; an admirable practice, themselves, we cannot imagine. Bapand we think also an incumbent duty. tists in Error; by Rev. J. T. LEE, of A Christian Woman (Elliot Stock). In Luton. Weak; not even strong enough verse ; pious. The Claims of China : to be watery. Law of Husband and by the Rev. A. WILLIAMSON, LL.D. Wife; by Philo-FAMILIAS (Hatton & (Olipbant & Co.). The writer has re- Son). A humane defence of poor, turned to his self-denying labours in oppressed husbands. This pamphlet China, but he did well to leave this might be issued by a Men's Rights Asstimulating publication behind him. It sociation ; who will commence one ? ought to be worth many men and much Does not somebody want a berth? money to the Chinese Missions. It de- He might vote himself into the secreserves a thoughtful perusal. Young taryship of this new society. A Letter men, here is a field of glory open to you. to the Rev. J. Baldwin Brown on the Gospel Hall Hymn Book (Elliot, White Sacrificial Substitution of the Lord Jesus Hart Street, Strand). A popular col- Christ; by Joshua WILSON (Hodder lection, but hardly to our taste. We & Stoughton). Very kindly said, and dare say it is adapted for assemblies of very needful to be said. Mr. Wilson the rougher classes; and, therefore, belongs to the despised minority who cannot but wish it success, though we have not yet given up the fundamentals shall never be likely to use it ourselves. of the gospel. The Name above Every The Children's London Hymn Book Name ; by Mrs. CHARLES SARIMPTON (Shaw & Co.). Our friend, Mr. Hur- | (Book Society). The various titles of our
Lord, in verse, in a pamphlet for two- | The Child's Own Magazine. Sunday pence. The Years Before the Battle ; School Union. by a Wayside Observer (Elliot Stock). The yearly volume is a very pleasant The nonsensical “ Battle of Dorking, book for the little ones;
out of 80 which was sent abroad to foment the
many pretty volumes
we are almost war-spirit among us, has produced as embarrassed as the ladies among quite a literature. This is one of the the silk dresses at the drapers; we best of such pamphlets, and well and do not know which to choose. seasonably rebukes the errors of the times-social, political, and religious. this month.]
[Here our juvenile list must close for It is as much calculated to do good as the “ Battle of Dorking" to do harm.
Divine Leadings. Nisbet and Co. A The Sunday School Teachers' Pocket
memoir and fragments. Most interbook. Sunday School Union.
esting to the immediate family circle. INVALUABLE, indispensable. Well Origin and History of the New Testaplanned, well arranged, well got up. ment. By James MARTIN, B.A. The Religious Tract Society issues
Hodder and Stoughton. two very excellent pocket-books, fit for A most useful book, and one which has presents, and very useful. For adults, been long needed. It deserves to be a The Scripture Pocket Book; and for the class-book in colleges, and to be earjuveniles, The Young People's Pocket nestly studied by all who wish to know Book. Christians should patronize these the eventful history of the New Testain preference to the trashy productions
ment. As the author well says, “ The of fashion.
researches of a Tregelles are as full of
interest as those of a Darwin, and the [We have put together a selection of history of Tischendorf is as full of adseasonable juvenile books, which now
venture as that of Sir Samuel Baker follow on.]
himself." Our learned brother, Mr. Old Merry's Annual. Ilodder and Martin, late of Nottingham, is now Stoughton.
labouring in Melbourne, Australia; he is As bouncing in size, and gorgeous in an honour to the Baptist denomination. array, as ever. It is a prime favourite Flints, Fancies, and Facts ; a Review of with the boys.
Sir C. Lyell's “ Antiquity of Man," The Wood Carvers. By the Author of
and similar works. By WillIAM “Geoffrey and His Prize Marrow.” Robinson, of Cambridge. LongReligious Tract Society.
mans, Green and Co. A book for the young, and for the cot- Mr. Robinson wields a ponderous bamtager. The gospel runs through it like mer, and smashes flints and fancies with a silver thread.
a right good will. His lithograph of a Tales of the Northern Seas. Religious is sufficient to convince most men that
collection of supposed flint implements Tract Society. An exceedingly well-written book upon of such fragments, the result of natural
to argue from them is folly. “Pecks a most attractive subject. Just the
fracture, may be picked up in any flinty sort of present for nephew Frank.
region." This pamphlet is a reprint Life in the Desert, and Scenes in Jeru- from the London Quarterly.
salem. Two beautiful Panoramic series of pic- Buying and Selling, and Getting Gain, tures in colours, for sixpence each
a pastoral for the times. By J. BaldEvery child should have a copy. Thanks
win Brown. Hodder and Stoughton. to the Tract Society for such publica- solemn warning to rich men; but the
This pastoral contains a faithful and tions.
preacher goes a long way round about Eva and Bertie ; a Tale for Little before he gets at it. When we reached
Children. Religious Tract Society. the central point of the sermon, we were Nice type, short words, plain sentences, glad that such monitions had been ada simple story, and excellent moral les- | dressed to an age which so much needs Bons for the six-year-olds.
Kind Questions ; or, Speaking the Truth his faith in God was so simple and strong,
in Love. By Rev. A. M. STALKER, that, if the world had really then come of Houghton Street Chapel, South- to an end, it would not have disturbed port. Elliot Stock.
his composure." These are most excellent discourses. Isoult Barry of Wynscote, her Diurnal To us they appear to be among the Book. A tale of the Tudor times. most convincing we have ever read. By Emily Sarah Hour. Shaw and We would not for ever be controverting Co. upon Baptism, at the same time, woe unto the man who is silent, for our Lord A most deserving volume, full of inwinks not at those who neglect the struction as to the Reformation period, least of his commands, and teach men
written with the attractiveness of a novel so. The spirit and the reasoning of and the fidelity of history. Whenever these sermons is all that could be wished. a fictitious person is introduced, a foot Would to God our Pædobaptist friends note informs the reader of the fact,would reconsider the subject, purely in most happy and honest practice. It is the light of Scripture, and the contro- emphatically a good book ; our readers versy would soon come to an end. The who purchase it will thank us for directe tracts can be had of Mr. Stock, at a
ing their attention to it. We cannot moderate price, and ought to be largely do less than commend it heartily. The distributed.
State-paper office has existed to good
purpose, since it has enabled the fair Heroes and Worthies : with Portraits. authoress to disinter such useful maReligious Tract Society.
terial from its loaded shelves, A DRAWING-ROOM-TABLE book. It brings
Heart to Heart. Hymns by the Author the National Portrait Exhibition, or at
of the “Old, Old Story." William
Macintosh. least, a part of it, to every one's door. Here we have well-executed portraits Hymns, some of which are worthy to of a score of the great ones of past live in the psalmody of the church. ages, whose lives will exert a powerful The author's verses have the true poetic influence upon all succeeding time. ring, and gracious tone. Take the Wycliffe and Hugh Latimer lead the following example. way ; while good men, down to the date of Ken and Sir Matthew Hale,
"DRAW ME." bring up the rear. Brief but compre
"O thou whom my soul loveth, hensive biographies accompany each
With true, though feeble, love, engraving. We had not met before with I want to commune with Thee : the story of Sir Matthew Hale's peace
O draw my heart above! under exciting circumstances :-“In Thou knowest that I cannot, the year 1666 the notion prevailed that
So much as wish for Thee, the world would come to an end. At
Unless Thy Holy Spirit that time the Chief Baron was on the
Work mightily in me. Western Circuit; and one day, when pre
The voice of prayer within me, siding upon the Bench, a storm arose,
Is paralysed and dumh,
The hand of faith is withered, accompanied with thunder so loud and
Until Thy Spirit come.
But now, my heart is thirsting,
And crying out for Thre!
O surely, Thine own Spirit
Has wrought this change in me. suspended. Most of those present, regardless of every secular concern,
Thou art the thing I long for!
My heart has fled above; betook themselves to praying. Amidst For Thou Thyself hast drawn mo this general confusion, the judge alone With everlasting love. remained calm, and attended to the
O Thou whom my soul loveth, duties before him; thus making it
Pecause Thon lovest me; evident, either that bis knowledge placed Thou drawest me so sweetly, him above the prevailing belief, or that
I must run after Thee!"
Prayers for a Month. New series. By | able to compose 80 profound a matter. The Religious Tract Society.
And that for this reason included in the
Scripture, because the fear of God tied Very good helps to a very bad prac- them to pray as they ought.” tice. The best forms of prayer are only clean shrouds for dead souls; three The City Temple : Sermons preached words of living prayer are worth a tou
in the Poultry Chapel. 1871. By weight of paper-prayer.
Here we may
Joseph PARKER, D.D. New Series. fitly introduce John Bunyan's estimate
Partridge & Co. of written prayers in general, and of the It would be quite out of place for us to Prayer Book in particular, for we heartily criticise our well-known neighbour. unite in his testimony. “ The Apostles, His great abilities are evident to all, as when they were at the best, yea, when also his independence of mind. We the Holy Ghost assisted them, yet tnen know right well the mental effort rethey were fain to come off with sighs quired to publish a sermon weekly, and and groans, falling short of expressing should not generally recommend the their mind, but with sighs and groans attempt. Dr. Parker is one of the very which cannot be uttered. But here, now, few who can sustain the strain. the wise men of our days are so well Sunday School Teachers' Diary. Sunskilled, as that they have both the man
day School Union, Old Bailey. ner and matter of their prayers at their No better diary and class register can fingers' ends ; setting such a prayer be found. for such a day, and that twenty years before it comes.
One for Christmas, The Epistle to the Hebrews. By Rev. another for Easter, and six days after
JOSEPH B. McCaul.
Longmans, that. They have also bounded how Green and Co., Paternoster Row. many syllables must be said in every | A most learned and scholarly work on one of them. For each Saint's Day, also, the Hebrews. It is quite out of our they have them ready for the generations power, for lack of time, to peruse the yet unborn to say. They can tell you whole book, with its many quotaalso, when you shall kneel, when you tions; but we have tested it at many shall stand, when you should abide in points, and always with fullest satisyour seats, when you should go up into faction. We mean to use it in our Colthe chancel, and what you should do lege work, for which it is well adapted. when you come there. All which the Emphatically a book for advanced stuApostles came short of, as not being dents.
Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Statement of Receipts from October 20th, to November 13th, 1871.
£ s. d. I saiah xlii. 16. 0 10 0 Mr. & Mrs. Conder
3 3 0 N. 0 10 0 Miss Miller
0 10 0 Mr. Greer 04 0 Mr. H. B, Frearson
5 0 0 Helensburgh 1 0 0 Mr. C. W. Pidduck
02 9 Mr. J. P. Tulloch 1 0 0 Mrs. Harris
0 5 0 A. Thank Offering, Mr. Cockrell 300 Melbourne, Australia
1 0 0 Mr. J. Hosie 07 6 Miss Jones
1 0 Mr. Macdonald
22 Oi C.C. 0 1 0 Rev C. Welton
o 5 0 Per Editör, " Christian World"
0 10 0 The late Mrs. Wenden, per Mr. J. Burls 200 0 0 Miss Burls
5 0 0 Collection at North Shields, per Rev. T. Mr. A. Ashworth 0 10 0
1 2 6 Mr. Fern
0 5 0
Cornwall Road, Sunday Mr. J. Seirwright 0 7 6 School, Brixton
1 10 6 Miss Pringle, per Rev. W. C. Bunning 1 0 0 Weekly Offerings at Tabernacle, Oct 22
6 J. L. 1 0 0
29 39 S 11 Mr. H. 6. Fisher 0 10 0
Nov 5 34 1 5 Miss F. B. Hall 0 0 0
25 14 6 Rev. S. Bridge
0 10 0 E A. Y. 0 5 0
£372 2 1 Mr. & Mrs. Silverton
1 0 0