** Oh ! that it would please God, that my own and every other teacher's comments were set aside,

and that every Christian would read the Word of God for himself! Thou seest, how infinitely superior the words of God are to the words of man; how that no man is able to improve a single word of God, or explain it by his own vocabulary. If we could obtain the Scriptures without gloss and compent, then mine and all other comments would not be needed : therefore, dear Christians, let mine own and every other man's comment be but a scaffold to the true building; take only the pure Word of God, taste and rest there, and there alone. God resides in Zion."






Alexander, the late Dr. Archibald of
- 238,276,309
China and the Opium Trude, 97
Christ of History, the, 271
Desert of Sinai, the, 65
Educational Blue-Book for 1856-7, 368
Eli and his Sons, 71
Evening Questions, 75
Hallelujah, 44, 68
Industrial Classes,
Mothers, 1
Land of Promise, the, 171
Lorimer's Memoirs of Patrick Hamilton, 38
Miller, Hugh, 34
Milman's Latin Christianity, 9
Ministerial Support, 363
Ministerial Mendicancy, 111
Minister's Holiday, and Tractarianism out
of Town, the, 333
Old World, the, 208
Opium Trade, notes on the, 6
-> and the Indian Tragedy,
the, 305
Our Cause on the Continent, 241, 287
Religion and Business, 236
, and Oratorios, No. I., 267
-> -> II., 299
Sinai and Jerusalem, Stanley's, 102
Stray Thoughts on Church Matters, 129
Tongue of Fire, the, 203
Trees, their Nature, Growth and Longevity,
University Essays, 331
Waterer Watered, the, 307

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Gospel in Stones, the, 220
Havre, and its Seamen's Chapel, 46
Home Mission, What is it? 119
Hour with my Heart, an, 177
How Men are made Calvinists, 179
Indian Summer of Life, 83
I Wish Ihad Prayed more, 133
Keep the Sabbath, Young Man, 178
Lecture by Dr. Munro, in Liverpool, 134
Light, 17
Livingstone's, Dr., Early Days, 370
Love which survives the Tomb, 218
London, Life in, 180
Luther at Home, 174
Mason, Dr. John, 245
Men and Books of the Day, 11
Missions and their Maligners, 344
Multitude of Books, the, 316
Mutiny in India and its Lessons, the, 373
Mysteries of Providence—often none, 344
One Word, 379
Negro Eloquence, 242 -
Parting Services to the 42nd High-
landers, 279
Religious Fasting, 339
Satanic Agency on Ministers, 14
“Seating,” the Meeting-houses, 179
Secret Place, the, 281, 314, 241
Spurgeon, Pen Portrait of Mr., 15
There is another Man, 316
They that seek the Lord shall not
want, 78
To the Moles and to the Bats, 219
Unitarian, Letter to a, 79, 115
University of Paris, the Gospelin the, 132
Uzzah, by Rev. W. C. Burns, 12
War, the Money wasted in, 319
Warfare, the, 319
Warning, a, 81
Watts, Isaac, 317
What a Sinner needs, 49
Wine Bottle, the, 220
Words of the Wise, 19, 83, 118, 181,
246, 290, 362,378

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Spare, Warriors, Spare! 342

Veni Sancto Spiritus, Paraphrase of the
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Wictor, the, 217

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Church Extension, 233
College, the, 138
Home Missions, Our, 21, 220
Hymn-book, the, 247, 291, 321,354, 380
Irish Presbyterian Church, 247
Oratorios, 120, 225
Psalmody, 87, 119
Self-Denial, 51
Sermons and Lectures, 51, 88
Shorter Catechism, the, 51
Synod, the Coming, 119
1, the Late, 214 -
Well-known Facts and Good Councils,
Africa, Civilisation of 32
Chatteris, Letter from Mr., 350
China, another Missionary for, 345
a Burns, Arrest of Rev. W. C., 20,
a Burns, Letters from Rev. W. C.
52, 86, 194, 225, 346, 380
= Douglas, Journal of a Short Tour
by Rev. Carstairs, 253
, Douglas, Letters from Rev. C.,
84,226,251,292, 321, 347.
, Flight and Narrow Escape of
Missionaries near Canton, 159
a Sandeman, Arrival of Rev. D., 83
, Sandeman, Letters from Rev. D.,
226, 348
Civilisation and Christian Missions, 351
Corfu, 137, 349
Glasgow, Meeting in, 53
Indian Missions and Bengal Meeting, 321
Karens, God's Work among the, 323
Mission Progress, 217
Mission Losses by the Mutiny, 381
Nellore Mission, Letter from S. Ettera-
gooloo, 228
Waledictory Services, 251
Victoria, Proposed Union of the Presby-
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ings, 329
America, South, New School, Presby-
terians,’ 360
Birmingham, Broad-street Church, 63,
Bishop of London and Knightsbridge
Case, the, 234
Blyth, 61
Brampton, 60
Branton, 388
Canada, Synod of Presbyterian Church
in, 295
Chalmers's Presbyterian Church, Presen-
tation to R. Barbour, Esq., 29
Chelsea, 94
Chelsea Presbyterian Church Young
Men's Society, 62
Cheltenham Chapel, Presbyterianism,388
Chester, 198, 387

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THE INDUSTRIAL CLASSES : WIVES AND MOTHERS.* It is now some three or four years since we brought under the notice of our readers a volume by Mr. Marshall, in which were blended “ Lays and Lectures," of much pith and point, addressed to “Scotia's Daughters of Industry." That volume bas been reprinted in a new form, and is made to stand as part second of the intended series in which this fresh volume now figures as part the first. Some good family reason appears to have prompted this transfer of the rights of primogeniture from the elder to the younger volume.

We are fortunate to live in times like the present. Not only does the legislature sit year after year carving out good educational intentions in behalf of the people; not only do royal commissioners assemble in council to direct through the empire the grand sanitary sweep of besom and broom, or walk forth through towns and villages, nimble as conjurers, to exorcise from close and alley the evil spirits of typhus and typhoid; not only are there springing up, on all sides, parks, museums, institutes, and free libraries for the industrial classes, such as philosophers might covet; but we see princes constructing model cottages for working men's families, and countesses awarding prizes to their wives for the cleanest hearthstones. Benevolence is descending from the aërial regions of romance; and, folding up her wings, she puts on her apron to do certain definite pieces of practical work. Philanthropy is fashionable. We rejoice in this movement. It is certainly in the right direction. Thirty years ago, politicians, noblemen, with others of rank and wealth, cared for none of these things. But now sounder and more enlarged notions of their own interests, as bound up in the interests of the ranks beneath them, have effected an entrance into their minds. Wiser men than themselves have forced on their attention the principles and the duties which pertain to civic economy and national well-being; and, as a consequence, the shrewd policy of the worldlings is now enlisting itself, as an auxiliary, to carry into effect all sorts of beneficent plans. Whoever they be that, at the present time, are, from whatever motives, coming forward as benefactors of the working man, they have all been set in

! * "Homely Words and Songs for Working Men and Women.” By the Rev. Charles Marshall, Dunfermline. Part I. Wives and Mothers. No. 109.- New Series.


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