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The Ark in Battle [Engraving] 226
The Holy Sepulchre (Eng.) 238
Christian in the Arbour (Eng.)

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The Holy Sepulchre (Eng.) 266

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PAGR. Tip's Sunday School

59 “ In Honour Preferring One Another."

71 The Old Herb Woman

76 The Best Scholar

78 The Bible

87 Bessie's Motto.

115 The Poor Dressmaker

122 Tom Bent's Revenge

128 A Preacher Eating his Horse 136 Kitty's Bed Quilt

143 Faithful in Few Things

148 The Stone that Rebounded 150 " Let Him that Loves Me Follow"

152 Boy's Bargain

158 Love Win's Love

162 The Children's Party

171 Somebody's Grandpa

180 The Sixpenny Calico

199 Bread and Butter

203 Just Going to

215 A Wonderful Deliverance

229 Two sides of a Little Girl 232 The Prisoner and Lina 240, 255 Hettie and the Peach

246 Italy and Her Chicken

275 The Black Spectacles

285, 314 The Old Castle.

296 Gertie's Party

303 The Long Tongue

319 What Mamma said to Papa 327

PAGE. Pa, will You Meet me in Heaven ?"

110 A Sanctified Affliction

137 Honest Confession is Good 137 Could not Trust Himself

164 Rescue of a Duck

164 A Child's Faith

165 Perseverance

193 Which way are you

going 192 How to Help the Minister 194 What a Trifle May Hide 218 Pray on

249 The Little Lesson

249 Counting Ten

249 The Fruit of Care

250 That is a Boy I can Trust 277 A Snake in a Fix

278 Angels and Boys

300 The Deer: a Fable

305 Do it in Time

305 The Hand that Never Struck 306 A Fable

306 How a Spider Spins

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MEMOIRS. Walter Wilkinson My Quiet Scholar John Rogers Recent Deaths

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VARIETIES. Our Father Stick to One Thing “ Upsetting Sins A Gentleman What Happened at the Town

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MUSIC.
Jesus Loves Me
I Want to be an angel:
I will Sing for Jesus
Winter's Days of Gloom are

Past
Early Seeking
Keep to the Right
Thy Will be Done
Heaven
Let your Light so

Shine
Foxes have Holes
The Broaking Day

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They Never speak Roughly
Sound
Good Advice
How He Looked
Up in a Baloon
“Is God Dead ?"
Not Alone
Insects “ Fiddling"

PORTRY.
The Hands of the Timepiece.
In Memory of a Beloved One
The Little White Lio
Alpha and Omega
A Child's Thought of God
By the River
Buttercaps and Daisies
Fair Rose
Sabbath Day
Starved to Death
Way-Marks
Obildren's Festival
Jirmie and Jockie
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Lady Burdett Coutts's Fountain.

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the principal ornaments of the Victoria Park, in the East of London. It is wellworthy of universal admiration. It is of great height, and is artistically composed of different kinds of marble, granite and other stones. It has three jets of water flowing from fancy figures or sculptures. Towards its summit is a

beautiful clock. The fountain is reached by three flights of steps, and around it are tastefully arranged beds and vases of flowers, both native and foreign. It is surrounded by a pretty lake, over which are bridges. This lake, or sheet of water, is inhabited by several varieties of fish and aquatic birds, including swans. For this valuable contribution to the park, the public is mainly indebted to the Baroness Burdett Coutts. Its entire cost amounted to nearly 9,000 pounds. Her ladyship, for many years, has been distinguished for her acts of kindness and benevolence. She seems never to forget that our Divine Master said, “The poor ye have always with you,” and that she possesses her wealth as one of the Lord's Stewards. Her delight has been to use her wealth to the glory of God, and for the benefit of her fellow-creatures.

Let us, however, not forget that the Master noticed and honoured the poor woman who cast two mites into the treasury, being all her living. “ The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.” - T.J. B.

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Tậe Months and Remarkable Days.

BY THE REV. W. L. ROBERTS, HOLMFIRTH.

I. JANUARY

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E purpose in these papers to give the read

ers of the “ Hive brief account of the months of the year, and the most remarkable days in them. By the time they receive this number, the month of January will either have commenced, or will be very near.

January is so named from Janus an

old Roman god, supposed to be sometimes called Dianus, which probably meant the sun. He was a two-faced god, one face old, looking backward, the other young, looking forward. January was not always the first month in the year. Until the year 1752, the year commenced on the 25th of March. There had been an error in reckoning the length of the year in former times, and it had been discovered that the error now amounted to eleven days; so Parliament passed a decree that in September, 1752, eleven days should be omitted, and that the day after the 2nd of September should be called the 14th. The year was made to begin on the ist of January.

New Year's Day is a very interesting and solemn day. Wherever we go, when we meet with friends and neighbours, the salutation is “ A Happy New Year to you ! ” and the reply is The same to

This constant interchange of salutations, gives a very lively, cheerful aspect to New Year's Day; and still it is a solemn day to many people, who look back over the year that is gone, and remember the lost time, the lost opportunities of getting or of doing good, as well as the many actually wrong

you!

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