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afflicted, oppressed, and despised, in order Words of Wisdom for the Sons of Toil, to impart to them, with the most sym- By GEORGE WILLIAM CONDER.
Elliot pathetic tenderness, the consolations of Stock, Paternoster Row, These are Scrip. the gospel. It is due to him, to the tural and earnest addresses, and well cal. editor who has brought his character culated to gain the attention of those for before us, and much more to ourselves, designed. The Logic of Life and Death.
whose highest interests they are specially to endeavour to imbibe his spirit, and, By B. HARRIS COWPER. Elliot Stock. Few as far as circumstances allow, to follow his example.
men are better able to cope with the infidel of modern times than the author of this
treatise, of which this is one evidence Daily Reflections. By G. WYARD, amongst many. -Character, and its Exter
Vol. III. J. Briscoe, Banner nal Signs. By J. C. J. James Blackwood, Street, Finsbury,
Paternoster Row. The subject of this book
is one which might repel rather than attract Books of this kind are always valuable, most of our readers. The external signs of even when they possess little more than character, here alluded to, are not words or ordinary merit. "If they are but scrip- actions; they lie nearer to the internal tural, with much gospel truth, agreeably signs than even these ; the head must be diversified, and deeply experimental, uncovered in reverence as they beam forth ; they can hardly fail to be extensively within which the whole work of the mind serviceable to the Church of Christ. is carried on. We are not alarmists on the Amidst the great variety of morning and subject of phrenology, nor are we disposed evening portions, as tastes and senți- to ridicule inquiries into the why and ments differ, and the best human works wherefore of any part of the works of God, by repetition may lose their interest, There may be something in it, but the there is ample room for Mr. Wyard's great difficulty, as yet, has been to get that “Daily Reflections," which need one something out of it. We may welcome volume more only to complete the series this work as an honest attempt of this They are doctrinal, experimental, and kind. - Burrow's Protestant Dissenter's practical, and in their proper relative Court, Fleet Street. This
Manual. Caryl Book Society, 4, Crane
a valuable proportions. We can safely
recommend the work as a closet-companion, faithful Auence, and claims of Protestant Dissent
summary of the history, character, inand true.
in this country. It is just the kind of
manual to put into the hands of those who, The Sunday Scholar's Annual. First merely for the want of knowing better, Series. Elliot Stock, 62, Pater- speak and act as if there were little or no
real difference between Episcopacy and noster Row, E.C.
Dissent.--Unobtrusive Piety. A Memoir of TALES are best suited to children ; they Mrs. Mary Oliver, By her HUSBAND. 2, arrest their attention, they remain long biography and self-recorded experience of
Chatham Place, Walworth Road. The in their minds, and they contribute much this Christian lady are well worth preservtowards the formation of their characters. ing. By her own immediate connections, They are a powerful means therefore in both social and religious, they will be the education of youth for good or for greatly prized. Mrs. Oliver was a daughter evil
. Those before us are highly com- of the Rev. John Chin, who laid the founmendable both in their tendency and dation of the prosperity of the Church now design. How different from the nursery worshipping in Walworth Road Chapel, tales of olden times! In Sunday-schools of whom, and his partner, interesting this annual series will, we doubt not, memoirs are given in the latter part of this
volume. obtain a wide circulation,
Yotices. N Wednesday evening, December | which was very numerously attended. connection with the College took place, I the whole proceeds might go to the College funds. At the Public Meeting complained of, addressed to the Rev. in the Tabernacle, after prayer was Clement Bailhache, Convener of Comoffered by Mr. William Olney, Mr. mittee of Privileges. Spurgeon gave an account of the recent Winslow, Bucks. Services in conprogress of the College. Upwards of nection with the ordination of Mr. Robert thirty students had left for spheres of Sole, student of the Metropolitan Taberusefulness during the year. The funds nacle College, were held at the above had occasionally declined, but had always place on Friday, December 1st. The in a short time been replenished, so that afternoon service was presided over by there had not been much anxiety on that Rev. George Rogers, Theological Tutor account. Addresses were given by three of the College. Rev. G. Walker, of of the students ; Mr. Page, Mr. Cuff
, Fenny-Stratford (fellow student of Mr. and Mr. Spurrier. Mr. Spurgeon then Sole), read 2 Cor. iv, and offered prayer, gave a rapid and graphic sketch of the The Rev. W. Allen, of Oxford, gave an work and character of Mr. William excellent address on “The Constitution Knibb. This was followed by an address of a Christian Church as set forth in the from Dr. Underhill upon the present New Testament." Rev, Robert Shindler, state of Jamaica. The attendance was of Tring, proposed the usual questions to quite equal to any former occasion, and the Church and pastor. Rev. W. Piggott, the attention was kept up with increasing of Aylesbury (Wesleyan), offered the interest to a late hour. It was one of ordination prayer, after which the charge the most encouraging meetings on was given to Mr. Sole by the Rev. George behalf of the College that we have ever Rogers. A social tea-meeting followed, witnessed.
at which about a hundred were present. Bilston, Salem Chapel. On Tuesday, A public meeting was held in the evenDecember 5th, a large tea-meeting was ing, at which John Neale, Esq., of Lonheld at this place to celebrate its freedom don, presided. Addresses were given from debt. "The chair was occupied by by the Rev. J. Mountford, of LeightonStephen Thompson, Esq. It appeared Buzzard (Baptist), on "The Duties of from the report of the secretary, that Church Members to their Pastor.” The nearly £1,000 had been raised for build- Rev. Robert Shindler, of Tring (Baping purposes since the settlement of Mr. tist), on “ The Duties of Church ŅemJackson six years ago, and that the bers to each other.” Rev. T. D. Marbazaar alone had produced £297 58. 7 d., shall
, of London (Baptist), on “The inclusive of expenses, so that the rebuild- Duties of Church Members to the ing of the Chapel, the erection of a lec- World.” Revs. J. Minett, Stantonbury, ture-room, and the repairs and enlarge- and Rae (Independent), of Winslow, ment of the minister's house had not also took part in the services. only been paid for, but a balance of On Tuesday evening, December 19th, £1515s. 4}d. left in hand towards defray- Mr. J. B. Warren, of the Metropolitan ing the cost of a first-class warming Tabernacle College, was recognized as apparatus which had just been intro- Pastor the Church assembling at duced for the comfort of the congre- Unicorn Yard, Tooley-street. A sermon gation. The meeting was addressed by was preached' in the afternoon by Mr. Dr. Evans, of Scarborough, J. Watson, A. G. Brown, of Bromley. A tea-meeting B. Baker, and W. Jackson, of Bilston, was held, after which there was a public D. Evans and T. W. Tozer, of Dudley, meeting, at which W. Olney, Esq., preT.Hanson, of West Bromwich, J.Turner, sided. The speakers on the occasion of Wednesbury, and J. D. Rodway, of were Mr. Evans, of Upton Chapel, Mr. Caseley.
Rogers, Tutor of the College, Mr. A. G. A Committee of Privileges has been Brown, Mr. G. Hearson, of Vauxhall, appointed by the Baptist Union to take Mr. Burton, of Kingsgate Chapel, J. cognizance of all cases of oppression or Brown, Esq., and the newly-appointed persecution affecting the members of Pastor, Mr. J. B. Warren. Mr. Gracey Baptist congregations. Applications for offered prayer. Upwards of £20 were redress should be sent to the Baptist collected, which extinguished the only Library, 2, John-street, Bedford-row, remaining debt upon the Chapel. with full particulars of the grievance
The Buzuar. .
pouring in from friends innumerable, and with the parcels kind earnest words of sympathy as welcome as the gifts. The Parcels Delivery, Railway, and Carrier's Carts are coming and going every hour from the gate of the Tabernacle, their burdens proving that whatever may be wanting to the success of the Bazaar, certainly generosity on the part of our friends will not be lacking. Should any Contributors fail to receive an acknowledgment will they kindly excuse the oversight? for although all diligence is being used, as far as possible, to thank every one by letter, the number is very great, and some may possibly escape notice. Personally, as the Lord's servant, do we from the depth of our soul thank our many bountiful friends for helping us in the Lord's work; and pray that an abundant return may be given them from the Master whom they serve with us. Several gifts of money have been sent and privately acknowledged; but we judge that it would not be agreeable to the donors that we should publish their names, and indeed several are so entirely. anonymous as to be even without initials, so that we could not publicly acknowledge them we would. Will these also receive very grateful thanks ?
Te go to press too early to be able to say a word as to the amount likely to be realized; but we joyfully trust that it will be so considerable as to enable us to aid in erecting several places of worship during the year.
Notice.-Several Correspondents urge us to give more of the Commentary upon the Psalms every month. We can scarcely promise this, for our time does not allow us to proceed very fast with this most laborious exposition ; but next month we will endeavour to give two Psalms, and as large a quantity in future as we are able to write. We make a point of studying every work within our reach, and this makes the expounding of each Psalın a work requiring considerable time,
Pastor's College, Metropolitan Tabernacle.
PRESIDENT—C. H. SPURGEON.-NUMBER OF STUDENTS, 93. Amount required for Students during the year, about £5,000; the rest will be devoted to
building Places of Worship.
£ S. d. A Christian Brother 0 5 0 Mr. Penston
5 5 0 Mr. Dodwell
5 0 0 Mrs.
1 0 0 Mr. J. Calander 5 5 0 Mr. Verrell
1 0 Amy
1 0 Mrs. Jephs Mrs. Brewer 0 0 A Friend, Kingston
6 0 Mrs. Baker 5 0 0 Faith.
0 10 0 Mr. J. Bate 0 6 0 Redruth
2 6 Mr. Davenport 0 6 0 Mr. Joynson
0 Dr. Jabez Burns 1 1 0 Mr. H. Olney
10 0 0 Collection at Baptist Chapel, Chelsea,
Collection at Southampton, by Mr. by F. H. White.. 5 10 0 Collins
3 3 0 Mr. H. B. Frearson 5 0 0 Mr. S. Cameron
0 Mr. D. Parritt 07 0 Mr. Websdale
0 10 0 A Friend, by Mr. G. Moore
1 0 0
2 0 Noiety of Collection at Woolwich, after
0 Sermons by C. H. Spurgeon 10 0 0 Mr. J. Rossiter
5 0 Mrs. Galloway
0 5 0
Weekly Offeringsat Tabernacle, Nov. 27 28 7 8 Collection at Baptist Chapel, Wands
Dec. 4 23 0 worth, by J. W. Genders 9 2 0
36 9 0 R. W... 0 10 0
18 20 3 11 Mr. A. Sinclair
2 0 0 Mrs. Colonel Smith 1 0 0
£201 16 1 Subscriptions will be thankfully received by C. H. Spurgeon, Metropolitan
“Plough with an ox which will not miss a furrow.”
TT is the desire
I ofevery rightminded believer in the Lord Jesus, not only to be useful, but to be more useful than ever. There is a six in the date of this year instead of a five, and therefore we should all make an advance in our work for our blessed Master. There are a few of us who could scarcely do more than we are doing of our own regular order of work, but there may yet be spare moments for little extra effortsofano. ther sort which in the aggregate, in the run of a year, might produce a great total of real
practical result. We must, like goldsmiths, carefully sweep our shops, and gather up the filings of the gold which God has given us in the shape of time. Select
a large box and place in it as many cannon-balls as it will hold, it is after a fashion full, but it will hold more if smaller matters be found. Bring a quantity of marbles, very many of these may be packed in the spaces between the larger globes; the box is full now, but only full in a sense, it will contain more yet. There are interstices in abundance into which you may shake a considerable quantity of small shot, and now the chest is filled beyond all question, but yet there is room. You cannot put in another shot or marble, much less another cannon-ball, but you will find that several pounds of sand will slide down between the larger materials, and even then between the granules of sand, if you empty yonderjug there will be space for all the water, and for the same quantity several times repeated. When there is no space for the great there may be room for the little; where the little cannot enter the less can make its way; and where the less is shut out, the least of all may find ample room and verge enough. Now the diligent preacher may not be able to preach more sermons; his engagement book is crowded. He may not be able to offer more public prayers, or to search the Word of God more constantly; there is as much time Occupied with these things as could well be given to them. Still there must be stray moments, occasional intervals and snatches, which might hold a vast amount of little usefulnesses in the course of months and years. What a wealth of minor good, as we may think it to be, might be shaken down into the interstices of ten years' work, which might prove to be as precious in result, by the grace of God, as the greater works of the same period. Little fishes are sweet, and these little works might possess in blessing what they lacked in bulk.
In Switzerland, where land is very precious because rock abounds and the rugged soil is chary in its yieldings, you see the husbandman looking after a little tuft of grass growing on one of the edges of a lofty cliff. From the valley he had caught a sight of it and thought of clambering up to where it grew, but the rock was all too steep. From a ledge nearer the top of the precipitous wall he looked down, but could see no pathway to the coveted morsel of green. That armfull of grass would feed his goat, or help to fill the cottage loft with winter fodder for the cow. Every armful is an item, and he cannot forego that tempting clump. He looks, and looks, and looks again, but looks in vain. By-and-bye, he fetches his bold boy who can follow wherever a chamois can climb, but the boy after a hard scramble comes back with the tidings, “Father, it cannot be done." Father's answer is, “Boy, it must be done." It is only an armfull, and would not be worth a farthing to us, but to the poor mountaineer even a farthing or a farthing's worth is precious. The grass waves its flowers in the breeze and scorns the daring climbers from below; but where there is a will, there is a way; and what cannot be reached from below may be gained from above. With a rope slung round him, or firmly grasped in his accustomed hand, with a stout stake or tree to hold it up above, the Switzer is let down till he gets to the jutting crag, there he stands with his sickle, reaps the grass, ties it into a bundle, puts it under his arm, and climbing back again, joyfully returns with his little harvest. Poor pay, you think, for such dangerous toil; but, fellow-worker for Jesus, I wish we were as venturesome for souls, and as careful of them, as these poor peasants