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The Conductors of this Periodical have much pleasure in presenting another Volume to the great Sunday School community. And may the condescending grace of God render it useful in advancing the intelligence and piety of all

its readers.

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A praying boy in peril, 69 A Neck-
lace, 72 Answer to Enigma in March,
119 A Child's Conversion, 142 A Rosy
Child, 144 A Little Girl's Prayer, 167
A Swarm of Bees, 234 A Child in-
vited to Jesus, 234 A Word in Season,
281 Carriage Full, 283 Confession,
283 Chinese Children, 70 Deacon
Todd, 166 Deaf and Dumb Boy, 167
Enigma, 72 Earth and Heaven, 192
Faith in God, 72 Facts about Alfred,
165 Filial Love, 191 Fifteen minutes
to pray, 234 Good Manners, 72 Good-
ness like the dew, 240 Grandmama, I
want to Die, 235 Holy Child Jesus, 92,
140, 234, 275 He used to take the ladder
up after him, 234 Heaven, 239 Illus-
trations for Children, 70 If I were a
Child, 70 'I only said it in fun,' 239 I
don't want to be good, 262 Invitation
to Liberty, 120 John Williams Mis-
sionary Ship, 238 Little Jane, 48 Lit-
tle sins, 96 Little Emma, 166 Life's
First Morn, 167 Lawrence Green, 238
Leading Children to God, 282
moirs of a Little Boy, 46 Memoirs
a Girl, 68 Memoir of C. Pickering, 115
Memoir of Jane Southern, 213 Memoir
of Mary Ann Clay, 278 Praying Chil-
dren, 262 Robert and his Mother, 24
Running away from Temptation, 283
Sunday Anecdotes, 23, 47, 71, 95, 118,
143, 168, 191, 215, 239, 264, 283 Sacred
Songs, 120 Story for Girls, 263 Two
Eyes, 24 The Dream of the future, 48
The way, truth, and life, 96
Teacher's Pulpit, 117, 211 The Blind
Girl's Lament, 119
Freedom, 120 The Two Springs, 143
The Rights of
Touching Story, 191 Two Lines, 191
The Brave Boy, 216 The Sewing So-
ciety, 216 To a Child, 216 Things
about Children, 234, 261 The Farthing
Foundation, 237 The Sunday school,
240, 263 They were melted into tears,
262 The Invitation, 264 Uncle Har-
ry's Letters, 20, 44, 66, 90, 113, 188
Uncle Harry's Sayings, 279 Wheat, 73
Washing Days, 239 What I live for, 263




Chelsea, 41 Edinburgh, 40 Harrold,
103 Kidderminster, 244 Liverpool, 42
London, 245 Luton, 42 Manchester, 42
Morton, 103 Rochdale, 42 Stockport, 175
Warminster, 43 Wheathampstead, 245
Wigan, 245 York, 43.


Another opened, 64 A London Court,
184 An Unruly Spirit 184 A visit to
Westminster, 254 A visit to Scotch

Ragged schools, 259 Birmingham, 84

Brief notices of some of the London

Ragged schools, 207 Chelsea, 111 Facts
and evidences, 184 Forged tickets, 184
'I takes the tenor,' 184 London, 273
Origin, Necessity, Úbjects, &c 37 Rag-
ged school Facts, 258 Ragged schools
and Robert Raikes, 272 Ragged school
Union, 158 Something done. 184 The
Ragged school Teacher, 260 Their
Founder, Origin, &c. 229 The awful
Crisis, 184 The Ragged Clothed, 184
York Ragged school 260.


Anecdotes of the Church of Rome,
182 Abbott's Way to do Good, 210 A
Catechism on Theology, 233 A word
to Sunday school Teachers, 233 Am I
a Christian ? 274 Books on the
Editor's table, 83, 39, 182, 274 Barnes'
Notes, 39 Bible Circulation, 182, 210
Bible not of Man, 233 Book of Bible
Characters, 253 Christ our Example,
233 Christian Discrimination, 253
Cobbin's Bible Remembrancer, 182
Cobbin's Barnes, 182 Christian Privi-
leges, 135 Comprehensive Tune Book,
110 Confirmation, 233 Collins' Series,
83 Christian Almanack, 274 Caves of
the Earth, 274 Catholic Theology, 274
Child's Scripture Text Book, 274
Daily Companion & Daily Monitor, 274
Dunn's Biography and Geography, 110
Emily Grey, 274 Foster's Memoirs,
274 French Revolution, 274 Govern-
ment scheme of Education, 233 His-
tory of Independency, 253 Henry's
Shorter Catechism, 253 Introduction
to Ancient Geography, 39 Important

249 Eddystone Lighthouse, 44 Egyp-Truths, in simple verse, 253 Juvenile.

tian Armour, 241



Madagascar, 73 Form and Furniture
First Martyr of
of the Tabernacle, 153 Grecian Races,
145 Haman impeached, 1 Jerusalem,
Jewish washings, 193
working school, 97 Proclamation of
Ahasuerus, 121 Phoenicians trading,
139 Penn's Treaty, 169
Horns, 13 St. Paul's Cross, 105 The
Striped Hyena, 19 The Ethiopian Eu-
nuch, 57 Tomb of Doddridge, 49 The
Scape Goat, 85 Tiberias, 202
Leather Bottle, 211 Tabernacle in the
Wilderness, 217 Tower of London, 234
Windsor Castle, 187 Withered Hand,270


Ancient Britons, 275
Eneas carrying his
Belshazzar's Feast, 25

Christ's Entry, 90

Alfred, 165
Asia Minor, 33
Father, 261
Chameleon, 65
Croesus burnt, 113 Demoniac healed,

Home and Colonial Infant and Juve-
nile Society, 137 Sunday school Union,
136 The Church of England Sunday
school Institute, 137 The Editor's
Tower and Trumpet, 89.

Speaker, 110 Life of Williams, 39 Les-
sons of Life, 110 Life of Cyrus, 110
Life of Sarah Martin, 253 Louthian's
Visit, 135 Mental Discipline, 83 Mar-
tin's Discourses, 83 Memoirs of Mc.
Kean, 182 Manchester Children's
Tracts, 274 Nursery Guide, 83 Pam-
phlets, 233 Philip on Sacramental Ex-
perience, 253 Portrait of Dr. Chal-
mers, 253 Pinnock's Scripture History,
223 Pinnock's Geography made easy,
83 Pinnock's History of England made
easy, 135 Pulpit Studies, 83 Philoso-
phy of Salvation, 39 Parting Precepts,
182 Picture Room, 182 Pocket Com-


mentary, 182 Paragraph Bible, 274
Reward Books, 110 Rough Rhymes,
135 Robinson's Harmony of Gospels,
274 Sermons on Self, 83 Scripture
Selections, 83 Sanctification of the
Sabbath, 233 Scripture Pocket Book,
274 Sabbath Tracts for the Times, 274
Sunday school Illustrated Almanack,
274 The Kingdom Cursed at Cold-
stream, 18 The Youth's Poetical In-
structor, 83 Theodore, 83 Teachers'
Offering, 39 The Stars and the Earth,
გე The Teachers' Diary, 39
Union Magazine, 39 The Karen Apos-
tle, 39 The Arab Life of Christ, 39
The Young Botanist, 135 Simpson's
Ecclesiastical History, 135 The Oath
of God, 182 The Footsteps of the Mes-
siah, 182 The Family Memorial, 182
The Pilgrimage, 210 The English
Child's Introduction to Geography, 233
The Christian Eucharist, 233 The Ma-
cauly Election, 233 The Province of
Government in reference to Education,
233 The Candidate for Heaven, 274
The Sunday school, 274 Union Tune
Book, 182 Works of Puritan Divines,


And what next? 12 Be Active, 12
Bad Habits, 88 Cap of Liberty, 200
Character for the Young, 227 Dangers
of Young Men, 227 Evenings, 248 Geo.
Wilson, 205 London Gin Shops, 112
Napoleon's value of Time, 12 Noble
Sentiments, 206 Only five minutes to
live, 206 Perils of Young Men 112 Per-
severance, 248 Solemn Warning, 11
Sunday school Infidel, 36 Self-made
men, 88 Temptations of Young Men,
247 The Sunny Hours of Youth, 248
Vice Progressive, 11


A word on new Year's day, 1847, 2
A hundred years ago, 10 Another man,
9 A Fragment, 32 A kind word, 81
Ancient American Law, 149 An Angel
of the Church, 152 A great Truth, 195
A Prayer, 223 Beautiful Incident, 5
Brief Memoir of Mr. Hall, 54, 77 Be-
ware of Fiction, 195 Brief Memoir of
Mr. T. Holmes, 196 Conversations on
British Church History, No XI, The
Establishment of Protestantism, 26 XII
Translation of the Scriptures, 51 XIII,
State of Britain before the Revival of
last century, 74 XIV, Revival of Re-
ligion in the last century, 98 XV, Con-
cluding conversation, 146 Coughing
in school, 10 Children praising God,
149 Cheer up, 152 Curious Fact, 195
Dying Peasant Girl, 6, 28 Deaf and
Dumb schools, 80 Flowers, 130 Fears
of Unbelievers, 195 Grand Stand, 6
God save mankind, 10 Gentle words,
32 General arrangements of a school,
122 Happy Life, 56 Happy Land, 130
Holy Land, 223 Internal Evidence, 32
Iron School Rooms, 223 It benefits me
ten dollars a year,' 199 Lessons for those
who like them, 222 Maria Stephenson,
267 Moral Influence, 32 Mother,
you lie,' 82 National Anthem, 81 Na-
ture and Science, 201 Novel Advertise-

ment, 130 Power of the Press, 130 Pa-
pist Relic, 195 Puseyism, 195 Popular
Education, 221 Popery, 222 Punctu
ality in a Horse, 245 Poety for Teach-
ers, 271
Questions on the Old and New
Testament, 126, 150, 171, 242. Sunday.
school Brotherhood, 4 Sunday schools
and Anarchy, 6 Sunday schools and
Atheism, 6 Sunday schools and Infi-
delity, 6 Spare Minutes, 30 Special No-
tice, 271 Sketch of a Class of Boys, 269
Sunday school Sermons, 50 Sunday
schools in Palaces, 50 Spring, 81 Sun-
day school Conferences, 101 Sunday
school Festivals, 102 Sunday school
Churches, 104 Sunday school Influ-
ences, 104 Sunday school Visitors, 129
Sunday school Weddings, 129 Sunday
school Brotherhood at Stockport, 175
Sunday school Teachers' Temperance
Demonstration, 152 Something more
wonderful than the magnetic telegraph,
220 Sunday school Doings,-Kidder-
minster, London, Wheathampstead,
Wigan, 244 Sunday school processions,
8 Teachers and Scholars, 2 The Soul,
10 The Old Lady and her Friends, 31
The Spirit's home, 32 Tremendous
Fact, 50 The love of God, 130 To-
morrow, 130 The Pastor and Sunday
school, 194 The Teacher's Prayer, 271
Temperance and Sunday schools, 198
The Street Boys, 199 The mad intoxi-
cation of Dancing, 200 The Pastor, 201
The Superintendent, in his school, 218
The Bible the word of God, 222 Time
Lost, 223 The Celestial Sabbath, 223
The Effects of Union, 270 Virtue and
Vice, 245 What Faith is, 216


A Teacher Lost! 15 A prayer once
offered by a Teacher, 62 A Hint, 204
A Trifle, 226 Better wear out than
rust out,' 107 Cheap Ornaments, 109
Care for the Young, 134 Consecration
of the Cross, 177 Eastern Meals, 131
Form good habits, 252 Gt. Britain and
America, 134 How to shake off trouble,
62 Heathen Language, 134 In due sea-
son, 57 Increase of the reading Public,
134 Influence Deathless, 202 Know-
ledge, its influencies and tendencies, 58
Kind words for ever, 109 Memoir of
Martha Newport, 105 Never Despond,
62 None liveth to himself, 134 Not
love Jesus, 121 Power of Illustration,
35 Praying always, 85 Practical Truth,
134 Precept and example, 226 Sabbath
Days, 61 Sunday school Institutes, 154
Sunday school errors, 177 Sabbath
school Teachers like Jesus, 226 Seven
Cautions for Sunday school teachers, 251
Seven Qualifications, 251 The Sunday
school Portrait Painter, 13 Twelve
Maxims for Sunday school Teachers, 33
The moral dignity of Sabbath school
tuition, 86 Twelve Temptations of
Teachers, 131 The People, 134 There's
beauty everywhere, 181 The Missionary
Spirit, 204 The Soul, a Diamond, 204
Teacher in the Country, 225 The value
of your Class, 249 Varieties of Teach-
ers, 16 Wants, 16 Worth knowing, 109.



JANUARY, 1847.



No part of history is more beautiful and instructive than that of Esther. Though only a Jewess orphan, she became, by awonderfulprovidence, the favorite of an eastern monarch, by whom her kindred were held in fearful subjection. Haman was that monarch's chief minister of state, and he required a homage, bordering on divine! worship to be paid him by all the king's subjects. But Mordecai refused to do it, doubtless, because it violated his conscience-Ex. xx. 5,

and because Haman was an Agagite, against whom the Lord had ordered his people to maintain righteous opposition. Ex. xvii. 14; 1 Sam. xv. 1, 2. To remove him, Haman plotted the massacre of all the Jews, but Esther divulging it to the king, the wickedness of Haman rebounded on his own head, and he was hanged on the very gallows he had erected for Mordecai. Our engraving represents Esther, on the eve of a royal banquet, impeaching Haman of the bloody intention to exterminate myriads of Israelites. The trial was very great to Esther. For thirty days the King had seemed alienated from her, and her going to him was at the risk of her life. But her duty was obvious. The command of her God was supreme, and the law of Persia must be disregarded. She went to the king doubtless armed by prayer, and that God who always honors those who honor him, gave her success, and, through the king, caused the disgrace and overthrow of the wicked Haman.

He treads the oppressor in the dust,
With power he vindicates the just,
His justice shall avenge the poor,
And pride and rage prevail no more.

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offence, according to the laws of the camp, is deserving of death. If you are found cold, drowsy, and insensible, when children are dying, and youth are passing by thousands, into the world beyond the grave, what do you not merit? Brace yourselves then, teachers ! Gird up the loins of the mind. Buckle on the armour. Have 'the shield of faith' on the arm. See that 'the breast-plate of righteousness' is covering the heart. Put on 'the helmet of salvation.' Have 'the feet shodden with the preparation of the gospel of peace.' Let the sword of the Spirit' be drawn from its scabbard, and vigorously wielded; then, go forth against the votaries of the world, the adherents of error, the powers of darkness, the emissaries of hell. Go forth even against Satan himself, and endeavour, in reliance on the omnipotence of your great Captain, to rescue many dear children from the snares of the seducer, from the cruelty of the destroyer.

Come, let us anew, Our journey pursue, Roll round with the year, And never stand still Till the Master appear." TEACHERS! valued and honoured teachers! Here is New Year's Day come again. Life is advancing! eternity, with all its tremendous and overpowering revelations is at hand; multitudes are perishing; thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of children, demand your instant attention, your tender sympathies, your fervid and unceasing prayers: up, then, and be labouring for God ! Shake off your lethargy! Be full of zeal and animation! Let every holy energy be awakened, and concentrated, for the honour of Christ-for the diffusion of the knowledge of the truth-for the extension of the Redeemer's empire!

There never was a period, when the development of holy energy in connexion with the Sunday school cause, was more requisite than at the present hour. The vast increase of the population; the spirit of inquiry which is awakened; the efforts now made to educate the people; the moral dangers to which the young are exposed, and the increasing necessity that they should be educated on purely Christian principles, and be trained effectually for eternity -combine in showing how desirable-how important-how requisite is the full development of the intelligent and holy activities of a Christian teacher's mind and heart in these eventful and spiritstirring times.

Teachers, all are awake now, and you must not be slumbering. If the sentinel be found asleep at his post in the time of war, his

You never had, teachers, finer opportunities of labouring for Christ, and of doing good, than at the present period. Every facility seems to be presented. Every door seems to he opening. Ministers invite you. Members of churches make their appeals to you. Parents earnestly intreat you. The growing intelligence of the age fervently addresses you: while crowds on crowds of dear children say to you, most distinctly and impressively, 'Show to us, teachers, the way of salvation, that we perish not!' Can you, then, decline the request ? Can you close your ears against the appeal? Can you be insensible to the claims urged? Impossible! Impossible! You will, you must, come forward! The intelligence of the mind, the energy of the body, the opportunities of the life, the tenderest emotions of your nature, the most intense

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