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PREFACE.

Our readers have now before them the first volume of another fifty years' series. It has been a pleasing labour to gather together the well-considered thoughts of about thirty kind contributors, who have never permitted the Editor to feel any anxiety as to his pages being filled with interesting and useful articles. The thanks of the readers of the Magazine are due, and no doubt are frequently rendered to them, for the pleasure and instruction which have been thus received. It is, perhaps, due to our contributors, that this opportunity should be taken for stating that the influence of their labours is not limited to the immediate readers of the Magazine. Sunday school and other periodicals reach us from our own and foreign lands, in which we find numerous extracts from our pages, and that to an extent which often both surprises and gratifies us.

A pleasing instance of the extent of this influence has recently occurred. In our number for April wo narrated a touching incident in connexion with the distress in Lancashire during the last winter, under the title of "The Honest Sunday Scholar.” That narrative was read in Australia, and moved the hearts of the teachers and scholars of the Surrey Hills Wesleyan school, Sydney, who have remitted the sum of Five Pounds for the use of the lad, who, in circumstances of almost irresistible temptation, was enabled, under the influence of the truths learnt in the Sunday school, to say, “ Yes, we are very bad off, but I go to Sunday school, and I love Jesus, and I couldn't be dishonest."

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Our career would present a great contrast to the actual events of human life, if there were no causes for regret mingled with these reasons for thankfulness. The most painful circumstance which has occurred to us, has been the receipt of the following letter from our highly esteemed contributor "Ion,” accompanying an article appearing in the December number, entitled “ Give an account of thy Stewardship."

“ SEPTEMBER 28th, 1863. “Dear Sir.-Through the kindness of a friend, who lent bier haud and pen to aid my inability, I am permitted to send a last contribution to the Magazine, which I have long loved, as affording room to speak for Jesus. I cannot without pain close even so small a door of usefulness, but linger with my hand still upon its hinge, that I may look and speak a loving, ‘farewell' to my brothers and sisters, who yet remain in the field of Sunday school labour. There is no need of my feeble testimony to the faithfulness of a prayer-hearing God; but so sweet is it to tell of, that I must beg your indulgence yet one last time. Dear Mr. Editor, my dying couch (or what seems, to all human judgment, likely to be so) has, within the space of one fortnight, been cheered by the avowal of four individuals, who had been the subjects of anxious waiting and supplication for several years, that they have been led to see and believe in Jesus crucified. Shall I own that in one casc I had not faith enough to expect that this side of eternity would make known to me the answer of peace ?: Thus are my days of silent waiting made vocal with thanksgiving-He is faithful that promised! If you think this incident might encourage some one who has already waited years for a soul's new birth, you are welcome to communicate it, not naming me. And now, dear Sir, will you accept my Christian regards and thanks for the uniform kindness with which you have received my little papers, and believe me,

“ Yours in Jesus." " Finished Sept. 30."

We have one other cause for regret, and which it is in the power of our readers to remove. The benefit to be derived from the Magazine is much limited by the mode adopted for its circulation amongst teachers. It is necessary, in order to preserve an interest in it, that each teacher should have an opportunity of reading it during the current month; and, in order to this, we earnestly urge that one copy should be taken in for every four teachers: so that one week during the month may be allowed to each.

It will be perceived that several pictorial illustrations have been inserted: and we expect that during the ensuing year, the number of such embellishments will be increased.

We ask the prayers of our readers, that the Holy Spirit may so guide the minds of the Editor and contributors, that the Magazine may be rendered still more useful in promoting, in various ways, the great work of Christian education throughout the world.

December, 1363.

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BIBLICAL LITERATURE.
Page | GENERAL EDUCATION,

Page
Adaptation of the Bible

705
Bible in Indian Schools

739
Authority of the Pentateuch
63 British Orphan Asylum

566
Bible Thoughts

341, 407,,

719 British and Foreign School Society .. 435
Christ's Testimony to Moses

355 Chronometrical Chart of the History
Considerations on the Pentateuch 726 of England

298
Demas ...

162
Education at Birmingham...

638
Destruction of Sennacherib's Army 743

Education in Iceland

153
Does it tell about Jesus?

42
Education in Russia

. 236, 280
Expository Notes on Scripture Les- Geography Point

278
sons 24, 91, 164, 226, 286, 346, 410,

How to Learn

35
487, 550, 615, 667, 729
Influence of Education

465
Historic Character of the Books of

Mr. D'Israeli on Education

121
Moses
147 Malagasy Scholars

273
Internal Evidences of Christianity. 454 Philosophy of Questioning Children. 342
Jewish National History

266 Progress of Native Education in
Joseph in Egypt..
418

317
Mode of Interpreting Scripture

674
Pure Literature Society

445, 633
Mosaic Record of the Creation...

40 Ragged School Union
Nazareth

...577, 616
Schools in Egypt

368
Stick to the Text

737
School Fees...

60
Study of Scripture

30 Sir John Pakington on Education 117
Teaching Scripture

100
The Good Fight...

351
Vindication of Bishop Colenso 641 MISCELLANIES.
BIOGRAPHY.

Alto-relievo Plan of Europe

758

American Commercial Honour 760
Bennett, Rev. Jas., D.D. ...
64 Amusements

86
Boaz, Rev. Thomas, LL.D., 65, 154, 193

Basis of Political Prosperity

556
Child-Preacher
99 Bishop Colenso

572
D'Aubigné, Dr. Merle
285 Books

219
Eardley, Sir Culling Eardley, Bart... 446

Bridal Presents of the Prince and
Gaussen, Professor, of Geneva 637 Princess of Wales ...

384, 390
Hebbron, Mrs. Elizabeth
520 Californian Life Illustrated

702
Hidden Gem
82 Christian Workers

234
Jackson, General “ Stonewall" 511 Christian Morality

666
Little Mollie
34 Day of Rest...

36
Loving Sister

84
Destruction of Pompeii

576
Luther at Worms

663

Distress in the Cotton Manufacturing
Lyndhurst, Lord...

704 Districts 63, 124, 188, 317, 384, 448
Men who have risen."
216 Does it Tell about Jesus ?

42
Paine, Thomas, Death of
519 Earnestness

482
Prince Consort

123 Emancipation of American Slaves 189
Rise and Progress of Talent
485 Emperor of the French

191
Sieveking, Amelia Wilhelmina 449 Excursion Trains on the Lord's-day 126

Fixed Principles...

204
CORRESPONDENCE,

Forgiveness...

35
Freedom

644
Anniversary Services 182, 311, 432, 565
Catechisms and Scripture..

Great Exhibition at Bloomsbury 137

183 Greenwich Mean Time
Luddenden Foot School

512
508 Heathen's Estimate of the Bible 59
Mimpriss's System ,433, 631, 698

Hebrew Poetry
Separate Services

661
116, 185 Hints to Workers

540
Sunday School Addresses...

57
Sunday Schools
for Italy
Honesty is the best Policy

710
508 Influence of Love
Sunday School Treats

57, 250
The Unpreached Gospel

Intercessory Prayer

528
629 Letter from a Turkish Cadi
To the Officers and Teachers of

90
Martin Van Buren's Will ...

128
Sunday Schools

364 Marriage of the Prince of Wales 252

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Page Make your Home Pleasant 329 “ I am going there"

395 Matamoros, the Spanish Exile... 636 Jesus Crucified

275 Metropolitan Railway

187 Lines Written in the Album of an Model of Lincoln Cathedral

754
Old Scholar

225 New Lord Rector of Glasgow Uni- Little May's Lesson Book...

654 versity 318 Many shall Come

613 Parliament of Great Britain 192 Midnight Music

16 Passover Supper in the Holy City ... 541 Midnight Cry

146 Patience

544 Melody Sung by the Children of Point where Infidelity breaks down 33 Queenborough...

313 Praying and Working 471 Mothers of Salem

459 President Lincoln on Negro Eman

Our Work

481 cipation 61 Our Sunday School

720 Presents to the Queen of Portugal... 58 Plea for Ragged "Little Ones" 480 Privileges of the Christian 145 Spring Flowers

205 Revision of the Liturgy

The Cross

39 Richard Hooker's Marriage

58
The Good Fight

351 Rise and Progress of Talent

326, 495
There was a Great Calm

143 Saints 725 The Little Bird

645 Scriptural Rules of Morality 683 The World's Joy and Glory

724 Seek in the Right Placo 104 Twilighi on Sabbath Eve...

327 Sources of the Nile 567 Unknown what we shall be

81 Stonehenge and Abury 129 Village Sabbath School

136 Subscription to the Articles and Work

173 Liturgy

571 Workmen who Receive no Present Subscription for Erecting New

Pay ...

235 Churches 572 “ Ye know not what ye ask"

601 Teaching the Gospel

452 Telegraph to India

754 REVIEWS. Testimony to the Scriptures

234 The Archbishop of Dublin

" Able to Save"... 699

500 The Daisy

15

A Chat with the Boys on New Year's " The Earth is füll of the goodness

Eve of the Lord "

725
Adviser...

.. 363 The Increase of the Revenue

704
A Trap to Catch a Sunbeam

431 The Lively Hope

Allen White 622

249 The People's Park, Dundee

699
American War

300 The Pope

192

Answer to J. Morison's Questions on Thought

the Shorter Catechism 98

301 Travels in Palestine

An Old Glass for New Faces 257

502 Tyrant Reproved by his Slave... 421 A Chrono-genealogical Chart of Bible United Prayer

457
History

.. 504 War in America, 62, 127, 191, 382,

Ask and Receive...

507 Bertie Bristol 447, 573, 639, 702, 760

506 Working Men's Sabbath

127

Bear ye one another's Burdens... 507 Young Men's Christian Association 274

Better days for Working People

751 Yankee Cuteness

Bible in the Collects 575

113 Bird Murder

180 MISSIONS.

Bishop Colenso Honestly Answered.. 358
Biblical Cyclopædia or Dictionary

504 Bishop of Carlisle on the Missionary Boys' Packet

248 Cause

634
Book of Bible Prayers

505 Missionary Collectors

749

Brief Observations on the Proper
Names of Scripture...

505 POETRY.

Burden Bearing ...

693

Cause and probable results of the Civil Anniversary Prayer

War in America

300 An Epistle ...

530, 586
Children's Friend

303 Better Things

268 Christian Advocate and Review 110 Cause of Unbelief 74 Christian Mother

363 Children's National Anthem 313 Christian Treasury

499 Death of Moses 17 Common-Life Sermons

179 Going Home

453 Chrono-Genealogical Chart of Bible “Give an account of thy Steward

History

504 709 Considerations on the Pentateuch

358 Ilymns Sung at * Parents' Meet

California Life Illustrated

563 ing." of Kingsland Congregational Daily Bible Illustrations

246 School 367 Daily Gleam

363 Here and There

409
Daniel in Babylon

248 Ich Dien

353 Daniel's Vision of the Four Beasts ... 305

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