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a particular bone by itself, articulated to the skull. , and that all is passing from this changing scene, We thus see the hand of the all-wise Creator that “all is vanity and vexation of spirit” here fitting the animals he has formed in construction below; then let us remember that we have the to the habits they are to have. As many of these book, ihe book of books, which is able to sustain birds feed upon hard fruits or roots, the strong us, and which only can sustain us, through God's prolonged upper mandible is most necessary for grace, and through his Spirit acting upon our enabling them to procure their food. A singular hearts. When all things fail—when time fails, case has been recorded illustrative of this. A and we are entering upon eternity-then let us parrot, whose natural nutriment was hard fruits, remember that it is this book which God has vouch. had, while in captivity, been kept on soft food safed to us for our comfort, our consolation, our Its bill, not being exercised as ordinarily it would stay, and our joy ; and then I am sure that not have been, was found in the course of time to one of us will repent of having been the privileged have grown to such a length as to penetrate its instrument, under God's blessing, of having put a throat.

single page of that book into the hands of some It may be added that several species of these one of our poor and miserable and sinning fellowbirds from Africa and India were known to and creatures. My lord, if we could only carry that highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans. text, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thout Heliogabalus, among his other excesses, is said to shalt be saved”; if we could but put that one bave had hundreds procured for his luxurious text into the hearts of every individual in the table.

county of York, to which we are now about to send one of our agents, we should do that which, none of the conquerors of this earth could boast

of having done-of having saved a soul alive. MISSIONS AT HOME.

My lord, I feel highly honoured in having been

permitted again to participate in the rejoicing in No. XXV.

cumstances connected with the anniversary of the

British and Foreign Bible Society. I rejoice in it " There can be po true love which is not grounded in God, because, in looking back to the history of this and for his sake; for where God only is sought for, there is love and truth itself; wheresoever he is not, there is neither society, I can see no society where the hand truth nor true love."-BISHOP PILKINGTON.

God can be so distinctly traced, in having conducted it through days of conflict and of danger

, ROME.-BIBLIOLATRY.- The following forms and placed it upon a pinnacle of usefulness; but, part of the address with which the bishop of at the same time, let me add, upon a pinnacle Winchester moved the first resolution, at the responsibility, which it may well quail the boldest forty-eighth anniversary of the Bible Society, on heart to look at, and the duties belonging to which the 5th of May last : “We expect opposition we can only hope to compass in the strength of the from Rome. We expect edicts from Rome, to book itself. • Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, prevent the circulation of what Rome calls a but unto thy name be the glory.'” I may bad book.' My lord, I would not venture upon add that the total issues of the society, from its first the use of that expression, if it were not one which institution up to the 31st March last, have reached I find in the edicts of Rome herself. We expect the extraordinary amount of 25,402,309 copies of this; but we must expect more than this. I was the whole bible or New Testament. reminded, at that meeting to which I have already SCRIPTURE READERS' SOCIETY.-It is oballuded, that we meet with opposition from other served by the committee of this valuable society quarters, where we might not have expected it. in their last report, viz., for 1851-52: “Ther I was reminded that a word has been coined, in have to tell, and they must tell, that a deeper and contempt, as it were, of our desire to circulate the more solemn conviction has been fastened on their word of God. I was reminded of the word bibli- own minds during the past year, that theit olatry. Now, my lord, I believe there is not one utmost exertions are almost as nothing when cos here who is not proud of the title of bibliolater. pared with the spiritual destitution of the field in I trust that no member of the Bible Society will which they have to labour ; and that, if the masser ever refuse to hang about his neck that honour- of our poorer fellow-countrymen are to be rescuel able badge. And then let me add that, if he bang from the appalling dangers which surround then that badge about his neck, he is bound above all on every side, if they are to be prepared by any things to remember that he is not to be a bibliolater adequate measure of instruction to resist with the exteroally only, but with his heart. He must power of revealed truth the assaults of the infidel, wear the badge in his heart; he must have the the Mormonite, and the Romanist, the efforts of name of Christ inscribed upon bis forehead ; he Christian men must be increased to an extent fur must show that he is a bibliolater indeed—a bibli- beyond any thing which_has yet been accomolater for eternity, as well as for time. My lord, plished or contemplated. To prove this assertio, I have been young, but now am old; and there and to make this necessity at once apparent, the are some younger bere, to whom I may venture to committee need only invite serious attention to the say this word, the result of my own experience: number of parishes and districts to which their When creature comforts are crumbling away ; grants have been made.” The result of the engwhen we get more and more impressed, as we meration given by the committee is that they have advance in the vale of years, with the vanity and made in the two dioceses of London and Winnothingness of all earthly things ; when we find chester 116 grants to 86 parishes, the population these truths in that book, of which we are the of which amounts to no fewer than 1,042,349 bibliolaters, that the things of this world pass souls. The number of persons actually visited away, that the flower fades and the leaf withers, by the readers during the year was 311,645 ; of

whom 78,030 did not belong to any religious Jews since the chapel has been a place of bapcommunion whatever, and 103,884 never attended tism. “ The Hebrew schools on the same spot any divine worship. A general estimate may be are an object of growing interest both to Jews and formed of the value of the scripture-readers' work Christians, and more especially to that increasing by selecting for example a new district, formed on body of Hebrew Christians who received their the outskirts of a large parish, densely populated early education in them. Many of them by the extreme poor ; a district situated at a con- need assistance and sympathy; but a very gratisiderable distance from the mother church, and fying proportion of them are occupying an importwhich bad known almost nothing of ministerial ant and respectable position in Christian society, labours, until the opening of what is now the duly and affording an increasing testimony to the good constituted district church. Under these circum- ness of God to their nation. 16 boys and 11 girls stances, how is the church to be filled ? A Sunday- were admitted into the schools during the past school requires to be formed, as well as a day. year; and the total number of children admitted school for boys, girls, and infants; but how are into them since their first opening has been 630." the children to be obtained ? The people, estranged With regard to the mission of the society among from the church, know little or nothing of the the London Jews, the rev. F. C. Ewald says, “i minister's claims upon them, nor of their claims commenced here (nine months ago) comparaupon him. In this case the reader has tended to tively a stranger to the Jewish residents in this strengthen the hands of the clergyman by re- great metropolis; and yet the Lord has been moving prejudices, and pointing out to the people pleased to open to me a wide door of usefulness. the true principles upon which the church of Eng-To many Jews I was permitted to preach the gosland, as a national church, is based. Romanism, pel at their own houses ; and large numbers have and other kinds of error, had previously a strong visited me; and the spirit of inquiry, which hold upon the district. The reader was often at existed among the Jews here before my visiting first repulsed, simply because he was a churchman, them, has been kept up, and I trust augmented. But, with the word of God in his hands and the That'there is a stir in the Jewish population is love of God in his heart, he persevered. Taunts very evident." And Mrs. Hiscock also, who un. and insults did not stop him. By quiet and per- dertakes the mission to Jewish females, reports severing efforts he gained an audience, and, with an unprecedented desire among the Jewesses she it, in course of time, a hold upon the confidence has met with, to obtain the word of God. She and affections of the people. He has thus suc- states, that among those who have come under her ceeded in taking off the keen edge of prejudice, observation, the Talmud is falling into daily conand in softening down asperities. The minister tempt, and they are generally

becoming convinced and people, no longer estranged, are now united of the folly of rabbinism. "The society's receipts together in bonds of Christian love; and it may for the year 1851-52 amounted in all to £30,495, be traly said of a happily increasing number, that and the expenditure to £29,951. The contributhey are "edified, and walking in the fear of the tions to the temporal relief fund” were £473, Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost are and the payments £563. The committee earnestly multiplied.” By the annual statement of ac- implore the friends of Israel in behalf of the maincounts we learn that the income of the society for tenance and increase of this important fund. the past year amounted to £7,514, while the ex- LONDON COLONIAL TRAINING INSTITUTION penditure was not less than £8,145. Well, under AND RAGGED DORMITORY.-The fundamental such discouraging circumstances, may the com- principle of this nationally valuable institution is mittee plead earnestly for a larger, much larger, that the criminal is reclaimable,” and that such measure of support than the society has hithertó a training establishment is indispensably necessary received. “And such pleading will not, they con. at a tive when prisons are crowded, and convicfidently hope, be urged in vain. It 'must come tions in courts of justice have woefully increased. home to the hearts of all those who desire to say During the brief interval which has elapsed since in sincerity and truth, "Lord, thou knowest all the good work of this institution was begun, 156 things; thou knowest that I love thee.' A desire young men of the worst description have been reto glorify their Master, to carry forward the work claimed and provided for in England and the for which Christ died, and to be instruments in his colonies, all of whom are conducting themhands of promoting the salvation of men, will have selves with the utmost propriety. The number prepared their hearts to adopt the question of the of inmates in May was 61; and upwards of 70 psalmist, and say, “ What shall I render unto per week were, I grieve to record, refused adthe Lord for all his benefits towards me?' and to mittance for want of funds. The receipts had return the answer before God, in lives of perse- been £1,938, and the payments £1,603. vering, prayerfal, and self-denying efforts for his IRISH CHURCH MISSIONS TO ROMANISTS.glory."

The blessing of the Divine Head of the church THE JEWS.-The rev. F. C. Ewald, in his late has richly and unmistakably attended the work of report to the Society for Promoting Christianity these missions during the past year; in fact so among the Jews, states that he has a list con- wide has become the diffusion of scriptural truth, taining the names of upwards of fifty clergymen and the advance of social improvement among the of the church of England, who are of the house thousands whom the great Shepherd has recalled of Israel. Nine of this number are engaged in to his flock, that the great gathering of the friends the service of the society at various stations." of these missions, which

met to celebrate their third During the year 1851-52, 36 Israelites have been anniversary on the 13th of May, felt called upon baptized at the episcopal Jews' chapel, in Palestine to express “their earnest thankfulness to Alplace, Hackney, of whom 14 were adults, and mighty God, through

whose continued blessing 22 children ; making a total of 662 baptisms of alone the labours of the society have proved so successful ;" while they were enabled to congra- | all holy? Holy are the angels, holy are the tulate themselves and the protestant world " that spirits of just men made perfect. So likewise is the enlarged spirit of inquiry among the Roman- the Person of the most high God holiness altoists generally in Ireland, no less than the special gether : hence the apostle adjures his beloved, evidence of the progress of conversions in particu Follow peace with all men and boliness, without lar districts, affords grounds of much encourage- which no man shall see the Lord;" a plain warn. ment to a continuation of the course hitherto pur- ing to every soul living that this is the condition sued by the society.” The receipts of the year upon which alone the gates of heaven can be unbad been £12,688, and the expenditure £11,769. barred, and the “holiest of holies” receive the

NAVAL AND MILITARY BIBLE SOCIETY.- ransomed. Behold too the types : when the high During the year 1851-52, the society distributed priest performed solemn sacrifice to the Lord, he 20,238 bibles ard testaments; of which for the dared not to enter upon the office without having army 243 for bargemen 4,966, and for mer on the breastplate, bearing “Holiness to the Lord”, chant seaman 13,317. This distribution, added as his warrant. Nothing can be sanctified or set to those of former years, has increased the total apart for the service of this “high and lofty distributed to 555,446 copies. The receipts of the One” but what is or can be accounted “ holy." society were £2,278, and the expenditure £2,274. Even when he set apart, to his own glory and for

HOME AND COLONIAL SCHOOL Society.-In man's sanctification, the seventh day," he hal. the course of the year 1851-52, 206 teachers have lowed it.” And the very lamb or ox íhat should been trained, and 77 returned for further training. be sacrificed to him must be free from spot or In March last there were 156 teachers under blemish. So holy indeed is the Lord Jehovah, training. The income of the society was £4,093, that “there is none holy as the Lord :" the very and the expenditure £4,088. Among the resolu- stars are not clean in his sight. tions passed at the sixteenth anniversary, on the Alas! when God searches our spirits, what does 3rd May last, was the foilowing : “At a time he find there ? Infirmity, uncleanness, sin. In when the great question of national education is his sight what are we, his creatures, but a nest of before parliament, it appears to this meeting a unclean things? The leper of old, when he apsolemn duty to deprecate in the strongest manner peared before a fellow-creature who was clean the enactment of any special rate for educational from that foul discase, was constrained to cry purposes, and to express its firm conviction that a out, 6. Unclean! unclean !” even so must we liberal and energetic working-out of the admirable when we come into the presence of the Lord. plan now for some years adopted by her majesty's How awful the thought! God is holy; and we government for giving pecuniary and other aid to are vile. When Isaiah bebeld the glory ot God, schools, is far more likely to promote the Christian how overwhelming his confusion and terror! education of the people than any which has yet “Woe is me! for I am undone, because I am a been devised.”

H. S. man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a

people of unclean lips ; for mine eyes have seen the king, the Lord of hosts.” He felt and con

fessed that he had not in his heart that wbich the HOLINESS*.

high priest bore on his breastpleast : “Holiness to

the Lord” was not inscribed there : he felt that " There is none holy as the Lord."-1 Sam. ii. 2. for a man to approach the most pure was as the the Lord of hosts.” Such was the seraphims' hidden worker of deeds of darkness drawing close Tas Lord is holy: “Holy! holy! holy is hideousuess of sin drawing near to be fearfully

contrasted with “the beauty of holiness"; as the song, when the glory of the Lord was re. vealed to Isaiah (ch. vi.). “Holy! holy !

to the light, that his deeds should be reproved; holy!” thrice repeated is the salutation; be reach of a consuming fire. He felt, "Our God

as the brand ready for the burning, brought within cause each Person in the blessed Trinity is holy is a consuming fire, to burn up the ungodly es the Father "holy,” the Son “holy, and the tow.” Nay, unto Moses--and who among bis Holy Ghost “holy.” And was not the " loly servants was more faithful ?- said God, “No mas One of Israel,” one of the glorious names of God? sball see me, and live.” And such was Isaiah's Yea, so holý is he that “ holy and reverend is dread : he felt that he could not endure the bright

9). And, when Isaiah delivereth a message, it is in these

But God hath mercies which endure for ever, words: “Thus saith the high and lofty One, that and his compassious fail not. O, if they did fail inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy.”. So holy is our God, that all near him, all hold his own peculiar people, the Jews—as a na

how could man fail to be consumed quickly? Bearound him must be holy. Even the place where tiou how wonderfully preserved from destruction

, he is becomes holy. When the Eternal reveals though outcasts over the whole face of the earth, himself to Moses in flames of fire from out of the though their hands crucified Jesus, the Lord of burning bush, he is warned that the ground is glory! Even to such as they, when speaking of boly: "Come not nigh hither : take off thy shoes their future state, God saith by his servant Jerefrom off thy feet; for the place whereon thou miah (Lam. iii. 22), “It is of the Lord's mercies standest is holy ground.” The heaven of heavens that we are pot consumed, because his compassions in which he dwells is a holy place ; and the place fail not: they are new every morning;" whence he hears prayer from on earth, truly is it called “ a sanctuary”-a holy place. And those tiles? O no: they have found out an offering

And do his compassions fail towards us Geswho worship around him in heaven, are they not of a sweet-smelling savour, to take away our id;

* From a M.8. discourse by the late rev. F. W. Smith. quity, and purge our sin. His mercy has willed

a means for restoring his sinful creature to holi.. Such are their general characteristics ; and yet ness. God made Adam in his own image-a per- individually many of them are endowed with fafect image, one of the fairest beauties of which is culties capable of appreciating and enjoying forms " the beauty of boliness ;" but this Adam blotted of truth, of beauty, and of goodness, possessing out the image. Yet, although he lost it, the com- the same faculties and susceptibilities as ourselves; passion of God has compassed the design of re- responsibilities also, of which they are in general creating man anew after the same image of his fearfully ignorant. holiness. And note how he has compassed this. Few, unfortunately, can read ; and parents care We read (Isa. vi. 6) that a seraph brought a live little for having their children taught; yet they coal from the altar, and touched the prophet's like to be read to, and listen very attentively to lips? But what did this import?. On that altar any exciting tale. Au accurate informant states there was, as it were, a sacrifice in the presence that a man often reads the Sunday paper at some of the Eternal-a victim slain and lying there, beer-shop, and that in a fine summer evening a and offered as a burnt-offering. Now, whom does costermonger or apy neighbour, who has the this victim represent? This victim, the true advantage of being a “schollard” reads aloud Lamb of God, wbo is it? Who is he that bas en- to them in the courts wbich they inhabit. Untered into the holy place-the holiest, even the happily, Reynolds's periodicals please them best : presence of God? Who? even be that offered we say unhappily, because those periodicals are himself on the holy mount, the mount of Calvary. too often revelations of crimes and misery. This Verily, he bath entered in heaven, to present his love of hearing night dowbtless be turned to good blood unto his father as a full, perfect, and suffi- advantage; yet such publications as are called cient sacrifice, atonement, and satisfaction for the tracts they will rarely listen to, although " if any sins of the whole world. And there he ever liveth | persevering man will read tracts, and state that he to make intercession for us, to plead not only for does it for their advantage, they listen without our forgiveness by reason of what be bath done, rudeness, though often with apparent unwilling. but to inediate irresistibly with the Father for á ness." All this goes far to prove that, if tracts of supply of the good things we need; yes, wbatever a nature calculated to interest them could be put these may be, and however sore our need, to send into the hands of persons who have their good at them down to us in full sufficiency. Just as the heart, great advantages might accrue by the di. seraph flew to Isaiah with a coal of fire from vine blessing. Take, for example, the history of the altar of purificatiou, so Jesus taketh of the the miraculous draught of fishes (John xxi. 1-14): good gifts he receiveth of the Father from the make no remark on the narrative itself, because it altar of his own sacrifice. Now of these good is sufficiently interesting, but dilate somewhat at gifts, there is not one more sorely required by us large on the natural bistory of fish; a subject in than that holiness which cannot be wrought in us itself equally curious and amusing. Many costerbat by the gift of his Holy Spirit.

mongers deal in fish of various kind; and certainly no branch of natural history is so likely to please them or to excite attention. We are told that

works relating to courts and crowned heads and SIGHTS WHICH I HAVE SREN.

nobles are highly appreciated by these rude peo

ple; that one of them, having seen a picture of BY MARY ROBERTS.

Catherine of Russia, earnestly desired to be told No. III.

all about her. Why should not this inclination

be turned to a good account? Many a romantic Why, you perhaps will ask me, should tracts be and spirit-stirring fact might be related concerning written expressly for the London street folk ? the excellent of the earth, who have filled exalted Simply because it would be difficult, perhaps even stations, and important conclusions drawn from impossible for them to understand those which are theni. Nay, more ; the consequences of evil-doing in general circulation. Persons who live in the might in other cases be shown forth, with the incountry, and pay attention to their poor neigh- finite importance of right conduct, either in the bours, well know with what avidity instructive heads of nations or of families. and interesting tracts are read, when adapted to Such tracts might undoubtedly be written with agricultural labourers and artizans, and that it great advantage; tracts also having reference to would be useless to tell them concerning the habits the animal creation, with anecdotes illustrative of and modes of thinking that prevailin far off their fidelity to man, and the services which they lands. So it is with the people of whom we speak. render. For, sad to say, cruelty to defenceless They are in many respects a peculiar race ; trained birds and animals is among the vices of costerfrom early youth to sell nuts, oranges, and fruits : mongers. Moreover, why should not the minds the education which they receive in childhood of men, who deal in the productions of the sea, is such only as the streets afford, acuteness with and who watch the rising and falling of river regard to all that concerns their immediate wants, tides, be enlightened on the subject, and be made their business or gratifications; but nothing more acquainted with the invaluable benefits conferred Hence it is that children scarcely seven or eight on mankind by the ebbing and flowing of the years of age will patiently endure both cold and tide? But, instead of knowing aught on the subhunger, in order to obtain money without the ject, the ignorance of costermongers is most detrouble of working for it; that, when earning for jorable in too many instances. themselves, they indulge their ardent desires for One man, who boasted that he had served the amusements of the most exciting character, and king of Naples, most probably the prince of Capua grow up with an utter repugnance“ to in-door in- when in England, on being asked if he knew dustry."

where Naples was to be found, replied, “I

us.

can't say ; but, if you was to ask at Euston- prayers; but, after that, mother was too busy square, they'll tell you the fare there, and the time getting a living to mind about my praying. Yes

, to go it in. It may be in France for anything I I knows-in the Lord's prayer they says, “ For know, or in Ireland. Why don't you ask at the give us our trespasses as we forgive them as tressquare? I went to Croydon once by rail, and passes against us.' It's a very good thing of slept all the way without stirring; and so you course; but no costers can't do it." may to Naples for any thing I know.” When We learn, further, from the author of “ London speaking of his mode of life, he said, “ My crabs Labour and London Poor” that, according to the is caught in the sea, in course. I gets them at testimony of an intelligent and trustworthy man, Billingsgate. I never saw the sea; but its salt until lately engaged in costermongering, that not water I know; but I can't say whereabout it lays. three in one bundred costermongers had ever been I believe it's in the hands of the Billingsgate within the doors of a church, or any place of wor. salesmen--all of it. I've worked the streets and ship, or knew indeed what was meant by Cbriscourts at all times: I've worked them by moon- tianity. “They have,” said he, “taken in the light; but you could'nt see the moonlight where aggregate, no religion at all, and very little idea of it was busy. I can't say how far the moon's off a future state of all things they hate tracts

It's nothing to me; but I've scen it a good simply for this reason : because not one in forty deal higher than St. Paul's.”

can read ; and they are vexed to be bothered with “What is St. Paul's ?" inquired the narrator, people's calling, who do them no good, just run

“A church, sir, so I've beard. I never was in ning from door to door, and making them feel a church ; but I've heard of God: he made heaven their ignorance. Now, with respect to the city and earth : I never heard of his making the sea; missionaries, they like them, because they read that's another thing, and you can best learn about aloud something that is interesting, and because that at Billingsgate."

they visit the sick, and sometimes give oranges and A tall, stout boy, about sixteen years of age, such like to them and the children. I've known with an utterly vacant countenance, replied as a city missionary buy a shilling's worth of oranges follows to questions that were asked him : of a coster, and give them away to sick folks and

My father was a waggouer, and worked the children down the court ; and that makes him recountry roads. There was two of us at home spected. I think these men have done good. But with mother; and we used to play along with the I'm satisfied that if the costers were obliged to boys of our court in Golden-lane, at buttons and profess themselves of some religion to-morrow, marbles : big boys used to cheat, and thump us if they would all turn Roman catholics, every one we grumbled: that's all I recollects of my infancy, of them. This is the reason : London costers live as you calls it. Father died when I was three, very often in the same courts and streets as the and brother only a year old, worse luck. Mother poor Irish ; and, if the Irish are sick, be sure was so easy with us, we did as we liked : she there comes to them the priest, the sisters used to be up and out very early washing for of charity, or some other ladies. Many a families—any thing for a living. She was a good man that's not a papist has died without mother to us. Afore she got to work, and it was any good person near him. Why, I lived a goodish long time, we were shocking hard up, a good while in Lambeth, and there wasn't one and she pawned nigh every thing. Sometimes, in a hundred that knew so much as the rector's when we bad'nt no grub (food) at all, the other name, though he was a very good gentleman. lads would give us, now and then, some of their I'm no papist ; for I believe every word in the bible. bread and butter ; but often our stomachs ached Religion is a regular puzzle to the costers. They with hunger, and we would cry when we were see people come out of church and chapel ; and, as very far gone. When mother got work, she was they are mostly well dressed, and there's very few at it from six in the morning till ten at night, of their own sort among the church-goers

, the which was a long time for a child to hold out; costers somehow mix up being religious with being and when it was dark we would go and lie on the respectable; and so they have a queer sort of bed, and try to sleep till she came home with the feeling about it. It's a mystery to them : it's food. I was eight years old then. A man as shocking when you come to think of it, and yet know'd mother said to her, “Your boys got no- they'll listen to any, preacher who goes among thing to do: let him come along with me, and them. There's another thing that makes the yarn a few baʼpence; so I became a coster.' He costers think well of the catholics ; that is, if a cagave me 4d. a morning, and my breakfast. Itholic coster-there's only a few of them-is pen. worked with him about three years, until I learnt niless, he's often started again. Strange it is that the markets: then I and brother got baskets of the regular costermongers, who are nearly all our own, and used to keep mother. I never heard | Londoners, should have such respect for the Roabout Christianity, as you call it. No, I never man catholics, when they have such a dislike to heard tell about this here creation you speaks the Irish, whom they look upon as intruders and about. In course God Almighty made the world, underminers.” and the poor bricklayers' labourers built the houses This simple statement is nevertheless a most afterwards--that's my opinion ; but I can't say, important one. Self-sacrifice uniformly comnot knowing. I have heard a little about our mands respect: every sensible person, whether Saviour: they seem to say he was a goodish kind man woman, whether utterly ignorant or wellof man ; but, if he says as how a man ought to informed, must be aware that for persons accus• forgive a fellow as hits him, I should say he tomed to the refinements of life, nay, even ordi. know'd nothing about it. I'd precious soon see nary comforts, to enter close and ill-ventilated an enemy of mine shot afore I'd forgive him. roonis, to breathe impure air, and to run the risk Before father died, I used sometimes to say my of infection, must require no small sacrifice. Cos

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