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LONDON:

PRINTED BY JOHN KENNEDY, PORTMAN PLACE, MAIDA HILL.

TO OUR AGENTS AND READERS.

THE exhilarating success which has crowned our editoral labours

during the past year, demands an earnest expression of gratitude to our Agents and Subscribers for their smiling and hearty co-operation. It stimulates the desire to make the Magazine still more a favourite means of instruction, and more worthy of their continued and renewed help. We rejoice to find the novelty of an original piece of music has proved so acceptable to a numerous class of our readers as we are assured it has, and the promised help of our gifted friend will enable us at intervals to continue this gratification ;

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which, with the aid of new and talented contributors, will fill believe most agreeably to the profit and pleasure of all. Our aim will be, as it has been, to furnish a religious serial, free from sectarian bias for general reading, suitable for the little ones, the youthful, the more matured, and the aged; for parents, sabbath school teachers, and the friends of real progress; by the attractiveness of its style, the variety of its contents, and the uniform bearing of the whole on the welfare of the soul. Relying on the sympathy and renewed exertions of our zealous Agents, we resume our editorial

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pen for 1851, with bright hopes of spending the year in still more agreeable and useful intercourse with our kind friends of the past year, and hope many additional faces will smile a welcome upon SOUL'S WELFARE,” as the herald of sobriety, peace, and virtue; as the monthly visitor, that would fain diffuse the waters of life into wider channels, so that all who are thirsty may, by partaking, begin to live anew; and by humility, love, and zeal in the Saviour's cause, prepare to enjoy him on earth, and to reign with Him in

Heaven.

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CHRISTIAN CHURCHES.

FRIENDLY MONITIONS TO

PARENTS.

Portrait of a Bible Christian

105
Rules for promoting Love and Har- An affectionate Spirit

25
mony amongst Members
104 An Exhortation to Parents

103
A Husband

41

CHRISTIAN TREASURY. A Thought for a prayerless Mother 9

A Word fitly spoken

Dangerous Predicaments

151
A Word to Mothers .

152

Difference between the gift and the

Docility of the Infant Mind

75

grace of Prayer

167
Duty of Praise

186
Sanctified Affliction

151
Effects of Kindness

104

Self-dependence renounced

167

Family Worship

26

The manner in which Christians

Formation of Character

57

should receive the unexpected trials

Good Advice

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of the present life .

167 Government and Education of Chil-
The scripture character of the Divine

dren

185
150
Here a little, and there a little

187
We look for the Saviour

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Home a Sacred Place

103

How to make Home happy

40

Descriptive Fragment

166 I am afraid I didn't bring him up

Droppings of the Sanctuary 7, 22, 38, 52, Juvenile Preaching

right

174

76

69, 85, 101, 120, 136.

Life beyond the Grave

88

DYING HOURS.

Maxims-Moral Training

25

Moral Influence of the Wife on the

A little Child

46

Husband

153

Dr. Doddridge

168 Mother, I will go

57

Dr. Oliver

61 Parental fidelity rewarded

88

Dr. Young

62 Queen Victoria

75

Martyrs at their Execution

78 Reminescences of a Faithful Mother 24

Mrs. Lavington

94 Tease her, and she'll let you go

123

President Edwards

137 The influence of Kind Words

55

Rev. John Fletcher, M.a :
13 The real character at Home

103

Rev. John Wesley, M.A

1:2 Twelve Golden Maxims for Families 143

Rev. John Venn, M.A

151 Vanity in Children

76

Rev. Samuel Lavington

94 When it may be considered well with

Sir Matthew Hale

30

a Family

87

Sir John Mason

61
Thistlewood

46

HOLY DARING.

Wesley's last Words

137

Wilberforce Richmond

152 Whitefield in Moorfields

51

EVENING TALK.

HOPE FOR THE PERISHING.

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Pearl of Pearls

Speculation in Trade

159 Remarkable Cure

176 Soliloquy

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107 The last Question

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