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ANDOVER - HARVARD
THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
CAMEZDCE, BAAS.

Jenod,

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A Christ-bearer........

54 | Four Impossible Things.........

A Poet's Greeting. ......................... 83 Forgive us our Debts as we Forgive our

Allegory-The Parson's Dream .........

Debtors...............

............ 312

Aacient Punishments of Drunkenness....

About a Wife..........................

German Hymn Writers of the Reformed

A Home for his Mother........

Church.......................... 16, 40, 74, 172

A Slight Difficulty.....

George Eliot..................................... 79

A Lady's Letter from Home................

Grecian Beauty ................................
A Beautiful Incident.........

Go Home, Boys.....................
A Happy Illustration.....
An Ex-President Among his Neighbors..

How they Treat Babies...........
Abont Dull Sermons....

274

How to Grow ............

A Cheerful Giver........

How Nicholas Became a Great Musician. 88

A Deserved Tribute...

Husbands and Wives..........................

A Parting Greeting..........

How Russian Exiles Live....................
An Honorable Finder.......

372

Initials on Fruits.......... ....................

Baptizing the Baby............

55 | Inconsistencies of Christians................ 252

Birds' Nests...................

149

Impressions of Bagdad........................

Bermuda Females....................

In Memory of President Garfield........

Bartholomaus Zugenbalg .............. 205

Be They Few or Many ....................... 303

John Milton..............

Jerusalem........

228

Christmas in Ancient Times........... ..... 24

Christmas Day Two Hundred Years Ago 27

Keep Straight Ahead........... .........

Christ's Last Journey...

105

Cause of Separation..........

158 Life in China ........

Comfort..............................

180 Little Carl's Christmas Eve...............

Comfort.. ......... ..............

242

Lafayette at Bunker Hill...

Children's Prayers..........

Little Morris' Prayer................ ...........

Children Doing Good...............

Lord Beaconsfield............. .......... 240

Lyman Beecher............... ...... 330, 360

Dick Whittington ................... 181

Dr. Samuel R. Fisher................. 197 Men’s Names ...........

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Daniel Webster as a Poet............. ..... 276 Mary Magdalene....

.. 136

Mountains and their Morals................

• 236
Editorial Notes...5, 37, 69, 101, 133, 165, 197, Modes of Salutation ..................... 274

229, 261, 293, 325 Mr. Longfellow's First Poem................ 280

Easter Observances............ ..... 115 Mr. Bancroft in his Workshop..............

Easter in Germany............................. 118

Education in the Home...............

No Room for Jesus........... ...........

Easter Eggs..........................

120 Not Worth Coveting..........

Every House has its Cross.................... 126| Newspapers and Bull-fights.................. 158

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Over Land and Sea................7, 77, 107, 233 The Pronunciation of “U”.................. 161 Our Children..............

....... 92 The Little White-haired Mother........... Our Book Table............................ 170, 242 The Courtship of John Knox................ 176 “ Only Trifles"..........

....... 244 | The Voices of the Flowers............. ...... 183

The Bobolink's Song........................... 184 Persevering Patience..........

Titus and the Jews ............................. Perseverance Under Discouragements.....

The Ministry of the IIymns................. Planting Fruit Trees for Others ............ 187

The Robins.............................

.......... “ Remind me of the King "...........

The Soldier's Prayer.....

The Synagogue ..........." Receive Thy Sight..

The Wren's Nest................ ............. St. Luke....... ...... ......

The Absent Teacher ........... Sunday-school Lessons...... 25, 36, 57, 90, 121, | The Village Pastor............. .............

.. 256 150, 164, 185, 209, 245, 277, 304, 340, 369 The Falls of Niagara............ Serpents in Literature......

" The Aunties ".

........ Story of a French Doll...........

148 True Faith......................... ........... 288 Single Blessedness...............

The Story of an Old Trunk ............. Speaking to Jesus............................... “ This is why I Know it? ......

307 Sarah B. Judson and Napoleon Bona

The Queen at Home.................. parte...............

The Nobility of Life............. Safe Little Effie................

The Sapling and the Oak .................. 38 “ Statuary Christians "...................

The Rival Painters............. ......... Smells and Jingles..............

356

The Cider Mill................

Three Wishes................................ The Sunday-school Department.....22, 54, 88,

119, 148, 184, 243, 275, 303 Useful Information .......... ............ The Relation of the Æsthetic to the Divine Worship.........

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19 | Victor Hugo....... ........ Tourists up the Valley ............. The Sabbath-school.................... 65 Wonderful Women....................... 56 The Elm and the Vine ..................... Waiting...............

......... 147 The Other Train that is Coming............ 97 Women of Russia in the Seventeenth The Invitation...........

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273 Thomas Carlyle.................................

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Editorial Notes.

the parade and pomp of the great !

How beautiful this scene at Bethlehem THE GUARDIAN herewith presents its

as contrasted with the frivolity and hearty greetiog3 to all its readers. It is fashion, the vain and empty show of its thirty-second Christmas greeting, for

the children of this world! Thus the with this number it enters upon its tbir

great Saviour casts in His buman lot ty-second volume. The life of a maga

among the lowly. This peculiar side of zine, like human life, passes through

His infancy touches the hearts of the good and evil days. Of this the GUAR

millions. From this time to the end of DIAN has had its little share. In its

His earthly life He walks and works earlier years it was kept alive mainly

ainlalong the quiet paths of those who toil through the personal exertions of its

for their bread. His mission was “ to founder. Several times a little cloud

preach the gospel to the poor, to heal hung over it. But it was only of short

the broken-hearted, to proclain deliverduration, and was never permitted to

ance to those in bonds and to give sight cast its shade on its pages. So far as

to the blind.” And this He still carpossible these were kept cheerful and

ries forward through the ministry of sunny. It is smaller than many of the

His church. May the inspiration of so-called popular magazines, and has

the new-born child kindle His gracious not as large a circulation as they have. /

life afresh in our hearts. It does not command nor make as much money, but seeks to fulfill its mission

on!

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FORGET not that Christmas is the with a cheerful, hopeful heart. It has ch

"children's day. Adapt your gifts, words never suffered from want. nor has it and prayers to their peculiar child nabeen tempted by wealth. With Acur, tures. Forget not the poor children. the son of Jakeh, it prays for neither

who have no parents, or having them poverty por riches, but for food conveni

receive no cheering presents. Often ent. It has always been blessed with kind bas our heart been touch d with the friends, who loved it with the warmth sight of poor, ragged ch!idren standing of a personal affection. It has many before the show windows of some toy shops such now. They judge its defects with as we passed along the street on Christcharity, and accept its ministrations

mas week. Their scanty clothing, and

as with grateful pleasure. We thank sallow, gaunt faces contrasted strangely them for tbeir help in the past, and

with the gay, attractive articles inside ask them to continue it in the future, the window. With a suppressed, timid The GUARDIAN has, during the past to

tone of voice they admiringly called year, added over three hundred sub

b each other's attention to this and that scribers to its subscription list. We art

We article in the window. The passing fondly hope that it will gain more

throng took no potice of the poor little than this number during this year.

creatures. Surely if Christ were passing along, as He passed through the

streets of Jerusalem and Capernaum in That the everlasting God was born the days of His flesh, He would go out by a human mother, as a helpless, ten- of His way to take such poor children der child, is the miracle of miracles. by the hand and put something nice Of a meek and lowly virgin, without into it.

WHEN we close a year and step out child surrounded with perils, yet wonof the old into a new one, we feel derfully preserved; a child which sets the like sbaking hands with a friend at stars of heaven, the city of Jerusalem, a last parting. For many days we have the shepherds of Judea, and the Wise walked together. Our life has poured Men of the East in motion. A child itself into its bours and days beyond re- which repels the worst elements of the call. And now in partiog with the world and attracts the best.” What a year we part with as much of our life wonderful child! “The mighty God, the as we put into it. There is always everlasting Father, the Prince of peace.” something sad and saddening in looking at a familiar object for the last time.

Our Christmas merry-makings and In going out the door of a room in

| pious rejoicings will avail little for us if which you bave slept but for a night

we do not give the new-born Saviour you look back into it with a certain feel

a place in our hearts. Our hearts must ing of seriousness. In leaving a grand

become His manger, His abode for ever, painting, statue or the top of the Rbigi

if we would be saved by Him. On for the last time, the thought that you

Christmas eve, 1540, Luther wrote a shall never look upon it, or its like,

sweet Christmas hymn for his little son again, gives you a melancholy feeling.

Haps. It suits older folk no less than And looking back over the year past,

ar past, the children. How beautiful and Christrecalling iis pains and pleasures, its

like the spirit of this hymn contrasted acts of penitence. prayer and praise,

with the burlesque, clowoish, Santa and thinking that all these in them

Claus parodies at some Christmas festiselves are things of the past, we turn

vals—which excite shouts of laughter infrom the old to the new year with

stead of anthems of prayer and praise mingled feelings of sadness and plea

around the manger of Bethlehem. Here Bure. God be praised for His mercies

are the three last stanzas of this bymn, in the past, and for His promised help

to this day well suited to be prayed and in the future.

sung on Christmas day by young and old:

“Ah, dearest Jesus, Holy Child, From the beginning of our Saviour's

Make Thee a bed soft, unde filed, divine-buman lite He combines in His

Within my heart that I may be person seemingly opposite characters. A quiet chamber kept for Thee. How divine and yet bow human is He ; how lofty and yet how lowly. He ap

My heart for very joy doth leap, pears as a child, a poor child of a poor

My lips no more can silence keep;

I too must sing with joyful tongue mother, in one of the obscurest and

The sweetest ancient cradle-songsmallest towns of Judah, in an out of the way place of the town, in a stable ; Glory to God in highest Heaven,

a belpless fugitive from the cruel pur Who unto man His Son hath given ; · suit of a heartless tyrant. All these While angels sing with pious mirth are features in which the reputed Mes.

A glad New Year to all on earth." siab was a stone of stumbling to the Jews. On the other hand we have the The late Dr. Charles Hodge of the angel heralds, sent first to Mary, then to Presbyterian Church was for a period the Shepherds; the inspired anthems of of more than fifty years an honored Zacharias and Mary, the holy rejoicing teacher iu the Theological Seminary of of Elizabeth, Simeon avd Anna; the Princeton, N. J. He was a leader of star of Betblehem, and the Wise Men thought in his church, a prince in Is. following it from the East. Dr. rael. A man of meek and gentle spirit Schaff says: “Heaven and earth seem he drew to his heart men of kindred to move around the child as a centre. minds from all churches. Men like What seeming opposites ! A child in Bishop McIlvaine and Bishop Johns the manger, yet the Saviour of the loved him and he them with the tenderworld;' a child hated and feared, yet dess of little children. In his old age longed for and loved ; a child poor and they addressed him in their letters as despieed, yet honored and adored ; a “Dear Charles." And when they in

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