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weakness, last week. She has been following dear Mr. W.'s advice; her state is one of calm submission and patience desiring more patience. I do think it a privilege to give my humble services to one of Christ's little ones. What a marked simplicity and sincerity of character there is in her; and a desire to shew much love and gratitude is also apparent. Mr. W. came this afternoon with his two nieces and nephew. He bade the little boy repeat the 23rd Psalm. The little girls brought her some barley sugar. After they were gone, G. said, “They all brought me something; but which was the best? Oh, J.'s Psalm ; the 'green' Psalm." Ever yours affectionately,
M . T.
Casterton, July 25th, 1843. MY DEAR Miss H.,- I write a few lines to inform you that dear G. is going on very well ; her chest is again free, and she gains a little strength. The weather has brightened up since Sunday, and that has a sensible effect. Mr. Wh. has again told me she must not go to Silverdale at all, and said, he believed both lungs are diseased. He again remarked it was a pity she could not go to the south. When I told this to Mr. W., he again asked Mr. Wh.'s opinion as to whether she was able to bear the journey. He replied, “No." She seems to have a lingering desire to see her family; but all is in the Lord's hands, and he alone can order aright. It seems, to the eye of sense, unlikely that so frail a blossom should bear the blast of another winter. Mrs. S. called on Saturday, and left with her this seasonable thought : “ All things fulfilling his word.” On Sunday morning, G. did not feel strong enough to read; but lay on her
uch, watching the trees bending before the wind, and told me afterwards that thought had occupied her mind : “ All nature was fulfilling God's word: we, the creatures of his hand, alone fail to do so." G. bids me tell you she is very happy. I am yours affectionately,
M. T. Towards the close of the holidays, it being necessary that the house should be thoroughly cleaned, and prepared for the reception of the pupils, Mr. and Mrs. W. kindly invited the dear patient and her nurse to the Hall. Here, every thing that Christian kindness could devise was provided for her comfort, as will appear from the following letters, addressed by Miss T. to Miss H. and another friend. And a few lines, written by dear G., shew how fully she appreciated the kind attentions of her benefactor and his family.
Casterton Hall, August 7, 1843. DEAR Miss D.,-Peep into the bow room, and look at your sweet G. lying comfortably on her pillow, her Book of books open at Matthew 17th, and hear her saying, “O! it is so sweet.” Then read the 14th verse, and hear her saying: “Healed their sick : sick in soul, as well as sick in body.” Look again at her, reposing in peace in the green pastures of God's word, under the care of the Good Shepherd, who has promised: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Mr. W. has told us we must stay till Wednesday or Thursday: is it not kind ? We are so thankful! G. enjoys the quiet very much; she is half dozing on the sofa. When Mr. W. spoke to her of the Lord being her Shepherd, and that, though deprived of earthly comforts, He would be her portion, she told him she had every earthly comfort, and the Lord was her portion too! G. writes her own message to-day. Yours affectionately,
MY VERY DEAR Miss D.,-I am sure you have not enjoyed your holidays much-you have been too anxious about me--but the Lord has brought me safely all the way, and, I may truly say, has kept me peaceably and comfortably, although he has been keeping me in the valley of deep, yes, deep humiliation. Both in a spiritual and temporal view, I have been made to feel my utter weakness. Sometimes I cannot stand alone, without feeling faint; and you know I am very fond of being quite independent, but this is not now to be the case. This morning, I had a very nice letter from dear papa; he still writes in a very sweet way. He seems pleased with the little note I wrote him, in which I assured him of my happiness, and the great kindness I receive from dear Mr. and Mrs. W. I am enjoying my stay here so much! no company, only Mr. and Mrs. W., Miss A. and her brothers. I have had the use of dear Mrs. S.'s chair all the holidays. I am so fond of dear Miss A.; she comes and sits on my bed, and talks to me so sweetly, and gives me a text to go to sleep on. Then dear Mrs. W. comes to wish me “good night.” She will not let us think of going away; and both she and Miss A. say they are so glad to have us here. Yesterday was Sacrament Sunday. Dear Mrs. W. stayed at home with me. It was a very happy day, and a precious one too, though I suffered much from
back and chest. I feel rather tired, so I know you will excuse more from Your fondly attached
Casterton Hall, August 11. MY DEAR Miss H.,--We came here last Thursday, to stay till Saturday. Monday and Tuesday, were fixed upon successively for our removal; and now Mr. W. wishes us to remain till next Monday. The dear patient continues much the same; but I shall leave it to her to tell you how happy she has been. Last night was a very painful one. During an interval of ease, she talked of what she had read in the life of Mrs. West, who, in seasons of pain, said, “Oh, there is more dross to be taken away yet. She remarked, that Mrs. West had no fear of the grave, and added, "but I smell the clay." The night before, she had expressed herself similarly, but then added, "I shall not be there the body cannot feel.” She remarked, that the Lord had answered her prayers, in bringing her down: she had prayed that her naturally proud heart might be humbled. There are short seasons of dejection from weakness; but she soon recovers, and her usual state is a sweet calm. Nothing can exceed the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. W., and Miss A. The former came up to see her yesterday, and spoke to her of her afflictions, as appointed by a God of love, and that all were busy workers in her service all things would work together for our good.” Oh that the leaven of such an example as we see in dear G. might spread among all in the schools. Her tenderness of conscience, simplicity, and sincerity are beautiful, yet she distrusts all, and sees sin in all. She feels the uncertainty of life; and, I do believe, has more of hope than of fear in the contemplation of the approach of death. She has often spoken of the passage, and finds comfort in the view, that it is only a shadow Christ has taken away the substance. Never say you are obliged to me for my care of this dear girl ; I am richly repaid in the daily privilege of witnessing the power of divine grace, and never passed a more delightful season. Very affectionately yours,
M. T. (To be concluded in our next.)
DIVINITY OF CHRIST.
To the Editor of the Teacher's Visitor. Rev. SIR,-I have found it very beneficial, not only to the children in my class, but to their parents, and sometimes their friends, to give each child something to do at home through the week; my method is to write out a dozen questions-biographical, geographical, or doctrinal-on a strip of paper for each child, and they bring the answers, with references, on the following Sunday. The questions may be formed from the following on this plan; and I think it incumbent on every teacher to imbue the minds of their pupils thoroughly with Scriptural proofs of the Divinity of Christ, for Unitarianism is spreading far and wide, though silently.
A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER.
TESTIMONIES TO THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST. To Him give all the prophets witness. Acts X. 43. Luke xxiv. 27, 44. John v. 39, 46. John i. 45. Acts ü. 22, 24. xiii. 27,30. xvi. 2, 3.
xxvi. 22. xxviii. 23. 1 Peter i. 10. Of Christ himself. John viii. 58. xiv. 9. Rev. i. 8. xxii. 13. Mark
X. 2. Matt. xxvi. 64. xxviü. 18. Of Mark. Mark i. 1.
Of man cured. John ix. 35, 37. Of Peter. Matt. xvi. 16.
Of Elizabeth. Luke i. 43. Of John. John i. 2,5.
Of Martha. John xi. 27. Of Thomas. John xx. 28. Testimony of crew preserved. Of John Baptist. John 1. 33, 34. Matt. xiv. 33. Of Stephen.
Acts vii. 56. Testimony of Centurion. Of Paul. I Cor. viii. 6. Phil. ii. Matt. xxvii. 54. 4, 6. Col. i. 13, 17. Col. ii. 9. Testimony of devils. Matt. viü. 29.
1 Tim. iii. 16. Heb. i. 3. Testimony of angels. Lukei. 35. Of the Eunuch. Acts viïi. 37. Testimony of God. Matt. ii. 17. Of Nathanael. John i. 49.
Matt. xvii.5. John xi. 23-28.
PROOFS ON THE DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST.
Christ raises the dead. John xi. The mighty God. Is. ix. 6. 43. Luke viii. 12.
His blood called the blood of God. He sends the Spirit. John xv. 26. Acts xx. 28. He forgives síns. Luke v. 20. God is said to lay down his life for Matt. ix. 6.
us. I John iii. 16. He inspires the prophets. 1 Pet. Christ is called the true God. I i. 10, 11.
John v. 20. Rom. ix. 5. He knows the thoughts. John i. The great God. Titus ii. 13. 25. 1 Cor. ii. 11.
The Lord of glory. James ii. 1. He created the world. John. i. 3. King of kings, &c. Rev. xix. 16. Heb.
i. 2, 10. Heb. iii. 4. 1 Cor. The only wise God, our Saviour. vii. 6. Eph. ii. 9. Col. i. 16. Jude 20. He will raise the dead, and judge 1 John iv. 14. the world. John vi. 39.
1 John v. 13. He is called God. Rom. ix. 5.
An improvement in the character of Teachers lies at the root, under God's blessing, of all efficiency in our educational changes and movements. We hail, therefore, with much hope and thankfulness, the establishment of Colleges in many of our Dioceses for the purpose of training efficient Schoolmasters.
We have visited that at Chester, with great satisfaction. It con. sists of ample and suitable accommodation for the Reverend the Principal, a Vice-Principal, and Under-masters, with separate sleeping apartments for fifty training pupils, and a large and spacious dormitory for commercial scholars, with commodious offices and rooms for the house-steward and servants. There are under the same roof two spacious school-rooms, with large and commodious class rooms for training and commercial pupils; and a very conve. nient room now used as a Model School for poor children, wherein the pupil-teachers are trained in the art of teaching. The site on which the building is erected, and for which the Diocese is indebted to the liberality of the Dean and Chapter of Chester, is in every respect eligible; and the structure, which is remarkable for its simple and handsome style of architecture, comprises every convenience for the several purposes which it is intended to serve. A spacious garden, play-ground, and field afford ample occupation and amusement for the scholars in their leisure hours.
There are residing in the College twenty-seven training pupils, and one hundred and seven pupils in the Commercial and National Model Schools.
We cannot but expect great and blessed results throughout the Diocese, when we find the following sentiments avowed in the first Report, just published:
* It hopes to send out into many districts such sound and spiri.
tual-minded teachers, as shall exhibit and inculcate not only the form of godliness, but the power; men who shall be as the salt of the earth, to correct and stay the prevailing mass of ungodliness, and teach the rising generation at least to live soberly, righteously, and godly, 'in that state of life unto which it has pleased God to call them.'”
Most cordially do we join in the prayer of the Rev. Canon Slade, in his sermon at the opening of the College :
“We commend our cause to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build us up:' beseeching him to pour upon it the dew of his heavenly benediction, and desiring on its behalf the daily prayers of the faithful. May the Holy Spirit descend upon all who are engaged in this mighty undertaking: upon the Right Rev. the Bishop, our Spiritual Head, that he may have light to guide and strength to govern: upon the Reverend the Principal, that he may be endued with the spirit of wisdom and understanding; the spirit of counsel and ghostly strength; the spirit of knowledge and true godliness;' that so he may be deeply sensible of the fearful responsibility of his charge, in teaching the teachers of God's children; that he may fulfil, as a minister and steward of the divine mysteries, the great duties of his high and honourable office; may be singly intent upon magnifying the Lord's name, and spreading the glories of his everlasting kingdom : and in the minds and hearts of the students committed to his training we pray that grace may abound;' that they may feel their accountableness to God and man; may gird themselves for their noble enterprise; may go forth with the lamp of truth in their hand and the Saviour in their heart, and be the hallowed instruments, under the diocesan clergy, of turning many to righteousness.'
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF THE POOR IN THE
PRINCIPLES OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH. (Conclusion of an Address from His Grace the Archbishop of
“The experience of thirty years has produced in this Committee a deliberate and growing conviction, that the effect of educating the children of the poor has already been in a high degree beneficial, and is likely to be still more so. We do not refer merely to the acknow. ledged fact, that the preservation of our political institutions depends, under God, upon the stability of our Church Establishment; what we especially advert to is an important truth, too frequently overlooked, and yet universally granted by the most competent authorities, that to build churches and establish ministers is not enough, unless Church Schools be added. Hence it is that so many parochial Clergy are such liberal contributors towards building and maintaining schools; for, to their power, we bear record, yea, and veyond their power, they are willing of themselves to sacrifice their private means for the advancement of this great object. In some cases it has been found necessary to remonstrate with curates and