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delicate females and helpless infants, who, if driven the husband of the lady, whom they stripped of his from their native country, must be reduced to the property. Not satisfied with this, they amerced in greatest distress: but whatever resolution might be a large sum two meinbers of the Reformed Church come to respecting this request, they entreated that who had refused to have their children baptized after & rigorous investigation should be made into the the Popish forms. But the severest punishment fell crimes, affecting their honour and the credit of their on a poor tradesman, named Nicolas. He had been religion, with which they had been charged; and informed against some time before, for using, in a that, if any of them were found guilty, they should conversation with some of his neighbours, certain be punished, according to their demerit, with the expressions derogatory to the Virgin Mary, who had utmost severity. With hearts as rigid and haughty a celebrated chapel in the vicinity, called Madonna as the Alps which they had lately passed, the de- del Sasso; and the prefect Reuchlin, with the vicw puties replied to this touching and magnanimous of silencing the clamours of the priests, had punished appeal: “We are not come here to listen to your his imprudence by condemning him to an imprisonfaith. The lords of the seven cantons have, by the ment of sixteen weeks. The poor man was now deed now made known to you, declared what their brought a second time to trial for that offence, and, religion is, and they will not suffer it to be called in after being put to the torture, had sentence of death question or disputed. Say, in one word, are you passed upon him, which was unrelentingly executed ready to quit your faith, or are you not ?" To this by order of the deputies, notwithstanding the inthe Protestants, with one voice, replied: “We will tercession of the Roman Catholic citizens in his live in it-we will die in it;" while the exclamations: behalf. * We will never renounce it --- it is the only true The Protestants had fixed on the 3d of March faith—it is the only holy faith--it is the only saving 1555, for setting out on their journey; and so bitter faith,” continued for a considerable time to resound had their life been for some time, that, attached as from different parts of the assembly, like the mur they were to their native place, they looked forward murs which succeed the principal peal in a thunder- to the day of their departure with joy. But before storm. Before leaving the room, they were required it arrived, the government of Milan, yielding to the individually to give their names to the clerk, when instigations of the priesthood, published an edict, two hundred persons immediately came forward with prohibiting the Locarnese exiles from remaining the greatest alacrity, and with mutual congratu- above three days within the Milanese territory, under lations.

the pain of death; and imposing a fine on those who Perceiving that they could look for no favour from should afford them any assistance, or enter into conthe deputies, who sternly refused them permission versation with them, especially on any matter conto remain till the rigour of winter was over, the Pro nected with religion. Being thus precluded from testants made preparations for their departure, and taking the road which led to the easiest passage sent Taddeo de Dunis before them to request an across the Alps, they set out early on the morning asylum from the magistrates of Zurich.

of the day fixed, and, after sailing to the northern Riverda, the Papal nuncio, and the other priests point of the Lake Maggiore, passed the Helvetian he brought along with him, laboured hard to con- balliages, by the way of Bellinzone, and reached Rovince them of their errors, but did not succeed in goreto, a town subject to the Grison league. Here making a single convert. Having heard of three the Alps, covered with snow and ice, presented an ladies of great respectability, Catarina Rosalina, impassable barrier, and obliged them to take up their Lucia di Orello, and Barbara di Montalto, who were winter quarters, amidst the inconveniences neceszealous Protestants, the nuncio felt a strong inclina sarily attending the residence of such a number of tion to enter the lists of controversy with them; but persons among strangers. After two months, the they parried his attacks with so much dexterity, and thaw having opened a passage for them, they proexposed the idolatry and abuses of the Romish ceeded to the Grisons, where they were welcomed Church with such boldness and severity, as at once by their brethren of the same faith. Being offered to mortify and irritate his eminence. Barbara di a permanent residence, with admission to the priviMontalto, the wife of the first physician of the place, leges of citizenship, nearly the half of their number having incurred his greatest resentment, he pre- took up their abode in that country; the remainder, vailed on the deputies to issue an order to apprehend amounting to a hundred and fourteen persons, went her for blasphemies which she had uttered against forward to Zurich, the inhabitants of which came the sacrifice of the mass. Her husband's house, out to meet them at their approach, and, by the which had been constructed as a place of defence kind and fraternal reception which they gave them, during the violent feuds between the Guelphs and consoled and revived the hearts of the sad and weary Ghibellines, was built on the Lake Maggiore, anå extiles. had a concealed door, requiring the strength of six men to move it, which opened upon the water, where a boat was kept in waiting, to carry off the inmates

DEPENDENCE ON GOD. upon any sudden alarm. This door he had caused his servants to open that night, in consequence of an EVEN as the needle that directs the hour alarming dream, which led him to apprehend danger, Touch'd with the loadstone, by the secret power not to his wife indeed, but to himself. Early next morning the officers of justice entered the house, of hidden nature points upon the Pole; and bursting into the apartment where the lady was

Even so the wavering powers of my soul, in the act of dressing herself, presented a warrant Touch'd by the virtue of thy Spirit, flee from the deputies to convey her to prison. Rising From what is earth, and point alone to thee. up with great presence of mind, she begged them, When I have faith to hold thee by the hand, with an air of feminine delicacy, to permit her to retire to an adjoining apartment,' for the purpose of I walk securely, and methinks I stand putting on some article of apparel. This being More firm than Atlas; but when I forsake granted, she descended the stairs, and, leaping into | The safe protection of thine arm, I quake the boat, was rowed off in safety, before the eyes of Lik:e wind-shaked reeds, and have no strength at all, her enemies, who were assembled in the court-room But like a vine, the prop cut down, I fall. to receive her! Provoked at this disappointment, the nuncio and deputies wreaked their vengeance upon

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SABBATH HUSGER.

6. No is the hungry hearer quarrelsome about the 1. The hunger I now notice induces a thankful rei varietia of the truth served up for him. Some hearers cognition of the Sabbath sone time before it arrives

mint all bones, as if they vere byenas; it must be all It is well to be on the look out for such a frieni as doctrines, or they have my ears for it. Others will the Sablath, and a hungry hearer will discern the not touch a bone; it must be all meat. And milkbeauty of it through the mists of the week. Hon my others at have that, sad they will have nothing perple have taught of their dinner har before it else. Each must have lès own savoury dish, or all : overtakes thera; and it is nothing stranze that one,

the fat is in the fire. Zat a keen relish for truth hungry for the Word, should have pleasing anticipa will make all sorts go vell; bones, meat, milk, law, tions of the feast day.

gospel. promise, tiresienia:—it is all good. Hunger 1 2. And he is not going to be late to public worship. does not stop for the aroury dishes, and turn the | Hunger for fool, especially when it pinches, drives nose up at all the rest. A good appetite is a most

one up. You will not have to ring for that man often; excellent thing to bring to the sanctuary. You will nor will the dinner be likely to cool by delaying for not see him disappoin'ed that brings it. He is going him. So the hungry hearer will hasten to his repast. to get something to ex, come what may. If there Ile has an excellent appetite, and will lose no part of is any truth in the Lori's house, he is going to find the feast; hence the untimely

uproar of the church ; it and be fed. and pew door will not give notice of his arrival at the

7. Nor is the hungey hearer easily frightened about sanctuary.

the weather. Those that have poor appetites for the 3. And you will not catch the hungry hearer Word are easily pu: into consternation. If a cload drowry. Hunger and Drowsiness are not often in

or two happen to sovul for an hour or two about the each other's company. When one is present, the sky, it does them up for the day. If it should actually other is generally missing. A hungry hearer sleepy! drizzle, mercy on them, how could they venture out? Not he. He does not go to church to sleep. He And the wind has got to keep all the weather-cocks in goes to satisfy a craving appetite. That appetite i a particular trim, if it would not alarm them into a makes divine truth sweeter than honey and the exile from the sanctuary. But the hungry hearer honey-comb. It would not look well to see a man

broke caste with all that tribe some time ago. His drowsy at his dinner. It does not look even as well hunger for the Word has tossed all his fears about as that to see one so at the spiritual banquet.

the weather overboard. Boreas must steam it up 4. And the hungry hearer will not be over nice i well to shut him up in his house, and the sky most about the kind of dish in which the food is served. be a watering pot on a pretty large scale to give him There are hearers who will not accept of anything any other home on the Sabbath than the house of much short of an angel to feed them, and it must be prayer. He is hungry—that is the great fact, and from a “ lordly dish;” and the food itself must be

the elements must be terribly by the ears to cut him prepared in the very nicest style of cookery, else they off from public worship and house him up at home. will not eat. Well, they are not hungry; that is the American Periodical. reason. They have been surfeited, or they are sick; something or other has carried off their appetite.

FIELD PREACHING. Not so with the hungry hearer. He has such a keen “I WONDER at those," says Wesley, “who talk of the relish for his food, that he would be thankful for it ! indecency of field preaching. The highest inderenry if even ravens brought it. He is after the message, is in St Paul's Church, where a considerable part of not the man. He cannot tell whether the preicher the congregation are asleep, or talking, or looking be in plain or splendid apparel. The dish-what about, not minding a word the preacher says. On does he care for that? The food is what he wants. the other hand, there is the highest decency in a He was asked if the preacher was a fine speaker-if behave and look as if they saw the Judge of all, and

church-yard or field, where the whole congregation he made graceful gestures—if he wore a white or a heard him speaking from heaven.” Sometimes, when black cravat - if his hair was properly trimmed. he had finished the discourse and pronounced the Poor man! he was so hungry he could not tell. Tie blessing, not a person offered to move-the charm feast was so refreshing that he forgot all about tie

vas upon them still; and every man, woman, and cook.

child remained where they were, till he set the ex5. The hungry hearer's attention is not easily «Li-hearers were seated upon a long wall, built, as is com

ample of leaving the ground. One day many of his verted. As for other hearers, they can prick up inon in the northern counties, of loose stones. In their ears at any other sound sooner than those from the middle of the serinon it fell with them. “I the pulpit, and send their eyes in all other directions never saw, heard, nor read of such a thing before, ** more easily than in the right one.

he If a romping dog

says. "" The whole wall, and the persons sitting trots through the aisles, he must be looked up at. If ing out, and very few altering their posture, and not

upon it, sunk down together, none of them screamthere be a sound of a wheel of the passing Sabbe th

one was hurt at all; but they appeared sitting at the breaker, he must be peeped at. Each of the mem bottom, just as they sat at the top. Nor was there bers of Squire Loiterer's family must have a glance, any interruption either of my speaking or of the as they severally make their untimely entrance. But attention of the hearers." the hungry hearer/his ear is fixed, his eye is fi: ced,

The situations in which he preached sometimes and all because his heart is fixed. He wants to be ceived that natural influences operated upon the

contributed to the impression; and he himself perfed. He came for the purpose. And he is not y sing multitude, like the pomp and circumstance of Romish to lose his errand. There must be high times in the worship. Sometimes in a hot and cloudless summer sanctuary before his attention shall be diverted. day, he and his congregation were under cover of the

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sycamores, which afford so deep a shade to some of children sat under the opposite wall, all quiet and the old farm-horises in Westmoreland and Cumber-still. The whole congregation drank in every word, land. In such a scene, near Brough, he observes, with such earnestness in their looks that I could not that a bird perc hed on one of the trees, and sung but hope that God will make this wilderness sing for without intermission from the beginning of the ser- joy." At Gaw ksham he preached "on the side oi vice till the end. No instrumental concert could an enormous mountain. The congregation," he says, have accorded with the place and feeling of the hour “stood and sat, row above row, in the sylvan theatre. so well,

Sometimes when his discourse was not con I believe nothing in the postdiluvian earth can be cluded till twilight, he saw that the calmness of the more pleasant than the road from hence, between | evening agreect with the seriousness of the people, huge steep mountains, clothed with wood to the top, and that "they seemed to drink in the word of God, and watered at the bottom by a clear winding stream." us a thirsty land the refreshing showers.” One of Heptenstall Bank, to which he went from hence, his preaching places in Cornwall was in what had was one of his favourite field stations.

The place once been the court-yard of a rich and honourable in which I preached was an oval spot of ground, surman; but he and all his family were in the dust, rounded with spreading trees, scooped out, as it were, and his memory had almost perished. “At Gwenap, in the side of a hill, which rose round like a theatre.” in the same country,” he says, " I stood on the wall, The congregation was as large as he could then colin the calm still evening, with the setting sun behind lect at Leeds; but he says : “ Such serious and earme—an almost innumerable multitude before, behind, nest attention! I lifted up my hands, so that I and on either hand. Many likewise sat on the little preached as I scarce ever did in my life.” Once he hills, at some distance from the bulk of the congre- had the ground measured, and found that he was gation; but they could all hear distinctly while I heard distinctly at a distance of seven score yards. read, The disciple is not above his Master, and the In the seventieth year of his age, he preached at rest of those comfortable words which are day by day Gwenap to the largest assembly that had ever colfulfilled in our ears.” This amphitheatre was one of lected to hear him; from the ground which they his favourite stations. He says of it in his old age: covered, he computed them to be not fewer than two“I think this is one of the most magnificent specta-and-thirty thousand; and it was found, upon inquiry, cles which is to be seen on this side heaven. And no that all could hear, even to the skirts of the congremusic is to be heard upon earth comparable to the gation.-Southey's Life of Wesley. sound of many thousand voices, when they are all harmoniously joined together, singing praises to God and the Lamb." At St Ives, when a high wind prevented him standing where he had intended, he found

Miscellaneous. 1 little enclosure near, one end of which was native

rock, rising ten or twelve feet perpendicular, from li which the ground fell with an easy descent. “A

PREACHING SERMONS OVER AGAIN.-Dean Colet (the jutting out of the rock, about four feet from the

founder of St Paul's School) gave, as a reason for ground, gave me a very convenient pulpit. Here

the repetition of his Theological Lectures, that it well-nigh the whole town, high and low, rich and

was better to set wholesome cold meat before his

hearers than that which was raw. poor, assembled together. Nor was there a word to be heard, nor a smile seen, from one end of the con PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT.—My great controversy gregation to the other. It was just the same the is with myself; and I am resolved to have none three following evenings. Indeed I was afraid on with others till I have put things upon a better

Saturday, that the roaring of the sea, raised by the footing at home. -Adam. 11 north wind, would have prevented their hearing; INDWELLING CORRUPTION.-It is with our sins ; but God gave me so clear and strong a voice, that

after regeneration, as it was with the beast men'ı believe scarce one word was lost.” On the next day tioned in Daniel, which, though it was wounded with

the storm had ceased, and the clear sky, the setting a deadly wound, yet had its life prolonged for a | sun, and the smooth, still ocean, all agreed with the season.-Flavel. state of the audience. There is a beautiful garden at Exeter, under the

THE DANGER OF BEING IN THE Right.-It will rains of the castle and of the old city wall, in what sometimes be found, in struggling with superiors, was formerly the moat : it was made under the direc- that, although they will readily pardon your being tion of Jackson, the musician, a man of rare genius in the wrong, they will never forgive your being in in his own art, and eminently gifted in many ways.

the right. Before the ground was thus happily appropriated, READING BOOKS THROUGH.-When I read, I wish Wesley preached there to a large assembly, and felt to read to good purpose; and there are some books the impressiveness of the situation. He says: " It which contradict, on the very face of them, what was an awful sight! So vast a congregation in that appear to me to be first principles. You surely will solemn amphitheatre, and all silent and still, while I not say that I am bound to read such books. If a explained at large, and enforced that glorious truth : man tells me he has a very elaborate argument to

Happy are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and prove that two and two make five, I have something whose sins are covered!'" In another place he says : else to do than to attend to this argument. If I find “I rode to Blanchland, about twenty miles from the first mouthful of meat which I taste from a fineNewcastle The rough mountains round about were looking joint on my table is tainted, I need not eat still white with snow. In the midst of them is a through it to be convinced I ought to send it away, small winding valley, through which the Darwent --Cecil. On the edge of this the little town stands,

ILL-CONSIDERED OPINIONS.- When men first take which is indeed little more than a heap of ruins. up an opinion, and then afterwards seek for reasons There seems to have been a large cathedral church, for it

, they must be contented with such as the abby the vast walls which still remain. I stood in the surdity of it will afford. --South. | church-yard, under one side of the building, upon a large tomb-stone, round which, while I was at prayers,

REPROOF OF A FRIEND.—Considering how many all the congregation kneeled down on the grass.

difficulties a friend has to surmount before he can They were gathered out of the

lead mines, from all bring himself to reprove me, I ought to be very inuch parts-many from Allandale, six miles off. 'A row of obliged to him.- Foster,

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runs.

suffering hour. Christ says: “ Be thou faithful to Daily Bread

the death;" the flesh says: “Spare thyself and secure

the comforts of life.” A dog followij two men while FRIDAY,

they both walk one way, and you know not which of " Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake.”—Ps.cxliii. II.

the two is his master; stay but a little, till their path If so poor a worm as I

separates, and then you will quickly see who is the May to thy great glory live,

master.Flavel,
All my actions sanctify,
All my words and thoughts receive ;

TUESDAY
Claim me for thy service, claim
All I have, and all I am,

" God in Christ."-2 COR. V. 19. Our best pleas in prayer are those that are fetched

My heart is fix'd, O God, my heart from the glory of God's own name. Lord, do it, that

Is fix'd to triumph in thy grace : thy mercy may be magnified, thy promise fulfilled,

(Awake, my tongue, and bear a part!) and thine interest in the world kept up; we have

My glory is to sing thy praise,

Till ali thy nature I partake, nothing to plead in ourselves, but everything in thee.

And bright in all thine image wake. -Henry.

Would we know God's love and grace? would

we admire his wisdom and holiness? Let us labour SATURDAY.

to come to an intimate and near acquaintance with “ Set your affections on things above, not on things on the his Son Jesus Christ, in whom all these things dwell

earth."-COL. iii. 2. Prince of universal peace,

in their fulness, and by whom they are exhibited, Destroy the enmity;

revealed, unfolded to us. Seck the Father in the Bid our jars and discords cease

Son, out of whom not one property of the divine naUnite us all in thee,

ture can be savingly apprehended, or rightly underIf once, like Hezekiah, we call in spectators to see stood, and in whom they are all exposed

to our faith our treasure, and grow proud of our gifts and com and spiritual contemplation. This is our wisdom to forts, then is it high time for God, if he loves us in- abide in Christ, to abide with him, to learn him; and deed, to send messengers to carry these away from in him we shall learn, eee, and know the Father also. us, which carry our hearts away from him.-Gurnall.

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SABBATH.

WEDNESDAY. “ Satan would sist thee as wheat."-Lcke xxii. 31.

“I go to my Father."-JOHN Xvi. 10.
Unto God, my help, my hope,

From earth we shall quickly remove,
My safeguard, and my tower,

And mount to our native abode
Confident I still look up,

The house of our Father above-
And still receive his power :

The palace of angels and God.
All the alien's hosts I chase,
Blast and scatter with mine eyes ;

How sweet for a dying believer to 'reflect that,
Satan comes ; I turn my face,

though he is yet a stranger in the world of spirits, And, lo! the tempter flies !

still the world of spirits are no strangers to him! Satan knows that an arrow out of God's quiver God, his Father, is there; Christ, his Saviour, is there; wounds the believer deep; and, therefore, when he angels, his elect brethren, are there; saints, who got accuses, he sometimes comes in God's name. He home before him, are there, and more shall arrive forges a letter; he, as it were, counterfeits God's every day. He has the blood and righteousness of hand, and then gives the writing to a poor disconso Christ for his letters of recommendation, and the late child of God, threatening him with banishment Holy Spirit for his introducer. He also goes upon from his Father's house, and loss of his inheritance. express invitation from the King of the country.The Christian, conscious of his unworthiness, weak- | Toplady. ness, and many miscarriages, takes it all for Gospel, sets himself down for an alien and an outcast, and

THURSDAY. builds to himself a prison of real distress upon false, “ What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to. imaginary grounds. Endeavour to deal with Satan's

• wards me ?"-Ps. cxvi. 12. base suggestions as you use to serve the rogues and

I'll praise my Maker while I've breath; vagrants that come about the country-though you

And when my voice is lost in death, cannot keep them from passing through the town,

Praise shall employ my nobler powers; yet you can take care not to let them settle there.

My days of praise shall ne'er be past, When you find your sins so represented and aggra

While life, and thought, and being last,

Or immortality endures. vated to you, as exceeding either the mercy of God's nature, or the grace of his covenant, or the merit of I have nothing to give him but his own: I bare Christ's blood, or the power of his Spirit, you may be nothing worth giving him or worth the taking. But assured this comes from hell, and not from heaven; know, he desires nothing beyond what thou art able you may know where it was invented—'tis one of the to give, and he accepts according to that we have, devil's own lies.-Gurnall.

and not according to that we have not. For free

favours, he expecteth but free thanks; free duties, MONDAY

fast affections. He hath given us the choicest and “No man can serve two masters."-MATT, VI. 24.

best things we have; and we, in the way of thank

fulness, must return and offer the best things we have Be it my only wisdom here,

unto him.-Lev. ii. 1. The cakes for the meat-offer.
To serve the Lord with filial fear-
With loving gratitude;

ing must be made of the finest flour.— Taylor.
And such a course may I display,
By shunning every evil way,

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published, price 2d. each Number. A man may serve many masters, if they all command the same things, or things subordinate to each Edinburgh: Printed by JOAN JOHNSTONE, residing at 2, other; but he cannot serve two masters, if their com

Windsor Street, and Published by him at 2, Honter

Square, London: R. GROOMBRIDGE & Sans. Glasgow : mands clash and interfere with each other. And J. R. M.Nair & Co.; and to be had of auy Brokseller such are the commands of Christ and the flesh in a throughout the Kingdom.

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| We have seen the obligation that lies upon which they are engaged in the true, divine-spirit | all Christians to be active in the missionary of it. It is not sufficient that societies be formed work.

for missionary work, but far rather that their II. Let us now consult the Word of God, to operations be directed under the true influence understand how it is in our power to be active in of the spirit of the Gospel. It is not sufficient this work. If participation in this work con that missionaries be sent to Jews and Heathens, sisted merely in uttering the wish that Chris but still more, that these witnesses of the Lord tianity might soon spread over all nations of show in all things that they are actuated by his the earth, this were indeed little; or if the acti-Spirit. Brethren! how much is there here to vity required consisted merely in belonging to pray for! Pray, then, without ceasing. Pray some one missionary society, undertaking some for all who engage in the missionary work, that of the ordinary duties devolving on all members the Spirit of the Lord may accompany and bless in its management, or contributing so much all their labours. It is the Lord himself alone yearly to its funds, even this were but little; who can prepare labourers for his vineyard. that man alone knows what is implied in this Ile who makes the winds his servants, and work, who has fully understood the import of faming fire his ministers, he it is alone who the saying of Clorist : “Pray the Lord of the can make his servants as winds, that purify the barvest that he would send labourers into his moral atmosphere of the worid, and his minisvineyerd."

ters as flame, that gives heat to what is beIf any one supposes this, too, to be little, he numbid, and quickels the dead. understands not the meaning of the Lord's 2. A second signification of the holy precept words. There is a good old proverb -- Pray is --Pray the Lord that he would in he you, indiand labour; they who first used it understood riiually, labourers in his work. It may be, that the problem of Christian life. For true it for those of you who liave long since engaged is that man can do nothing without prayer, in special pursuits here, it would be impossibile worthy of his high calling. What he attempts to go into the uttermust ends of the earth. You to do without prayer is of no service to him; have the cares of your families to occupy you. what he does against prayer, that must injure But, although this be impossible, still that conhin, whatever be the character of the work he secration for the missionary work is all the

is engaged in. The activity of the missionary more assuredly possible, and, in so far as you are | spirit cannot be realized, apart from the con Christians, is it demanded of you. One requires

tinued devotedness of the spiritual power of not to go from place to place in order to engage man to the interests and progress of the divine in the proper labours of the missionary fieldkingdom; indeed, it is nothing more than the in spreading the dominions of the kingdom of entering on, and perseverance in, this direction Christ. If this kingdom, and what appertains —that is, in the spirit of continued prayer. lle to it, be that thing to which all other things who has not liis whole disposition and character are subordinated and directed; if your duties, in conformity thereto, as he wants the character and relations, and your whole transactions in of the true follower of Christ, so he is unfit to life, are regulated by its spirit and laws; if to be a labourer in the work of missions.

this kingdoin you dedicate your home and heart, Four things are contained in the words, “ Pray and employ your body and life; thus, if a statesthe Lord of the harvest that he would send inan, serving your king to advance this higher labourers into his vineyard.”.

kingdom; if a soldier, using your arms for its 1. The most immediate signification of the defence; if a farmer, cultivating your fields words is–Pray the Lord that he would prepare for it; if a citizen, employing your business or lalourers for his work. If the missionary work trade, be it great or small, only for it. In all

is to be conducted efficiently, much is required. this you are acting the part of missionaries-you ! There are necessary-heads to derise-lands are labouring for the harvest of heaven; there

to work-money to supply wants-ships io plant is no part of your life or labours so unimportant the Church of Europe in the furthest ends of or insignificant, as not now to become invested the earth. But the most indispensable thing with the highest of all relationships, namely, of all is, that true spirit of missions, which will those that relate to the kingdom of God. See, direct the judgment, and assist the labours, then, that no day pass in which all, rich and and bless the contributions, and fill the sails, poor, high and low, young and old, do not reBrethren! here there is much to pray for. It peat and urge the prayer: Lord, thy work is is not enough that societies meet for the mis so blessed, and the necessity is so pressing; and sionary work; but more especially is it required the harvest is so great, and the labourers are so tbat these societies should realize the work in | few indeed, I pray thou wouldst make me, even No. 13.

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