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a very few exceptions, I have seen very got a sovereign from a lady in Kinrosslittle melting conviction. I fear there is shire, to lay out for the comforts of the great hypocrisy in many cases. One soldiers ;-with this I purchase oranges, poor man who professed piety to me, was for which they are most grateful. in the babit, in my absence, of cursing “I manage now to see all my men in aod swearing, even on his deathbed. To the General hospital every second day attempt to pour the balm of Christian -the cases of dangerous illness, daily ; consolation into the wounds of such hypo- and those in the other hospitals once in crites, is altogether a hopeless task. I three days. have been speaking more plainly of late “I wish I had time to tell you of some to the hearts and consciences; and I am cases of deep interest. One man called encouraged to hope that some wounds me from his bed as I passed byếtold are being made by the sword of the Spirit. me he was a Wesleyan, but would be It is lamentable to see men who have been thankful for my instruction. He said he raised from sickbeds returning to their was very ill, and feared he was dying, former habits. Though a meeting for and wished me to write to his wife. I public worship, according to the form of talked with him some time. He was the Church of Scotland, has been inti- | deeply moved ; told me he trusted in the mated in the Barrack hospital for nearly Lord, and that he was able to say: two months, no convalescents have yet. The will of the Lord be done. I read come out to it, and no meeting has been to him from the book you gave meheld. I intimated a meeting on the after- The Sheltering Vine - that beautiful noon of the first Sabbath after my arrival, bymn: Thy will be done. As I went but none came. I afterwards learned, on, he raised his streaming eyes to however, that several came to the bottom heaven, exclaiming : ' Praised be the of the stair, but were told by the sentry Lord! Glory be to God!' &c. I saw that they were too late, (the English him frequently afterwards. He died. service being immediately before ours;) “Another man who, when I first spoke they went away disappointed. Last Sab- to him, was very distant and indifferent bath I had an audience of from twelve to to my inquiries. I spoke to him suitably fifteen, and to-day I bad about twenty-called again on another day, and found hearers. I baptized a child publicly. His him asleep, but very ill-did not like to mother presented him. His father is at disturb him. I called again. He now Balaklava with his regiment, the 93d. | received me gladly, melted into tears
“For the sake of those who feel inclined, when I told him of the necessity of givI think we ought to dispense the Com- ing immediate attention to the concerns munion here, monthly or thereby. There of his soul. I offered to pray with him ; are several who, I am sure, would consider but he was not prepared to confess Christ this a higb privilege..... There before others, and declined indirectlyis always a loud cry for books; and there this shewed me that his convictions were is a supply to be had at the chaplain's sincere, a hypocrite would not have quarters in the Barrack hospital, of tracts refused. Next time I called he was and little books of various kinds, some of better in body, and, I hope, better also which are excellent, but many indifferent, in mind. He had been reading the New and, to a Presbyterian, somewhat objec Testament, every line of wbich now had tionable.
a meaning, which he never saw in it be" The books you have sent will be fore. He reached out his thin arm for very acceptable when they come. . . his little Testament, and opened the As to sending clothes, I see not how you second parapbrase, saying: 'How beauticould in this way help me. I got from ful it is?' He began to repeat it, while I Mrs. W- of- , Edinburgb, twelve held the book ; but his emotions choked jars of jam, which I distribute in small him. I read it to him, and he exclaimed: quantities to such as might specially be *Oh! what the Lord' bath done for my benefited by it. Two men told me the soul! If it please the Lord to raise me other day, that they had revived exceed-up, I shall rise a new man.' The last ingly from the time I gave them the
time I called, he had been reading the jam-it gave them a little appetite. The psalms; and he said : Oh! what a blessnurses are the parties to distribute these ed thing it is to have learned these in things. I believe they are the means of one's youth!' When I asked for his saving many a man's life. The medical health,' he said he was not much better, superintendent of the Hulk hospital and added : I trust in God: told me yesterday, that be observed, when a man had a comrade to attend to • Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear none ill: his little wants, he generally did much
For thou art with me, and thy rod better than when he bad none. I also And staff me comfort still."
“Another was so weak as to be almost to write with care. In the hope of hear. unable to speak. I spoke to him of ing from you soon, I remain, &c. pardoning mercy and redeeming love. "P.S.- Another Presbyterian missionHe burst into tears, and said: “It is too ary here would be a great help; but late now!' I told him yet the door is none are allowed to enter the hospital open; and the text which occurred was: / unless appointed by Government.” • Behold, now is the accepted time,' &c. He cried out in the most bitter agony: ' That is what my father used to tell me.' He was quite given up; and as I
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE SCUTARI
MISSION, called daily I expected to see bim gone. But he still lingers on, and there is now
(In addition to those already acknowledged.) hope of his recovery. To-night, as I came down from the
Per Rev. Dr. Craik
Mrs Donald, 133 Regent Street LL 00 service, the nurse told me that a man in Miss Scott and Mrs Kennedy, 227 ward No. 5 wished to see me. He is an
Miss Dixon, 28 India Street Irish Presbyterian, whom I had not seen
P Robertson, 421 St. Vincent Street Olo 0 before in consequence of the stupidity Miss Meek, 58 West Regent Street of the orderlies. He told me he was
0 2 6 John Stewart, 8 Montague Place
10 dying, and would be thankful if I would
Andrew Johnston, 3 Montague Placo 10 come and see him as often as convenient, James Miller, North Albion Street as long as he lived. The open simplicity
Mrs Tennent, 178 Wellington Street 05
Misses Tennent, do. of his mind enabled me to speak to him Miss Spears, 14 St George's Road
0 10 freely at once. He was afraid there was
Mrs Haldane, Renfrew Street
0 5 0
Mrs Fleming. Claremont Terrace not pardon for him. I endeavoured to
Misses Fleming, do. hold up to him the Lamb of God. He Mrs Campbell, 56 Dundas Street 0 5 0 told me he had led a religious life before
Mrs William Thomson, 105 Douglas St. 0 5
Miss Grant, 3 Gloucester Place. he listed; but since, he had been a great
Miss Watson, 117 West Regent Street 0 5 drunkard; and though his other sins Thomas Watson, do.
07 might, in comparison, be called little,
Thomas Watson, 71 West Nile Street 0 they were all damning, and he had no
Andrew Wingate, 166 St. Vincent St. 0 hope in himself. I prayed with him, and Mrs Powell, North Frederick Street
05 for bim, as a dying man. He said: “If
Mrs Brodie, 5 Woodside Place,
Misses Stevenson, 141 Wellington St. it were the Lord's will I would willingly Robert Craig, 4 Montague Place 100 go this night; but if it pleased Him to J. Robertson Reid, Gallowflat . 1 0 0
0 5 0 give three days more, I should be thank
016 ful. I asked him what he wanted three William Robertson, 136 Renfrew St. days' more life for—to work out a righte Dr. A D. Anderson, 159 St. Vincent
0 0 0 ousness for hiinself? His reply was :
A. M'George, Mansfield Place . 0 7 6 • That I might get more fervency in love.' Mrs A. Bannatyne, 11 Woodside Ter. 1 0 0 I had then to teach him not to make Mrs. Pirrie, 201 St. Vincent Stret 0 10 0
Thomas Maxwell, 23 Woodside Placo 3 feelings his Saviour. He said he should
James Ritchie, 9 Woodland Terrace 100 like me to be near him when he died-I Miss Proudfoot, 36 Windsor Place 0 5 0
Miss Blackburn, Lyndoch Street
0 10 would do him .a world of good,' for my
A. MEwan, 19 Newton Place . 100 words came to his heart, laying his
John Buchanan, 158 St. Vincent St. 100 hand upon his breast. I had then to Hor, Bláir, Greenbank, Govan . 05 0 teach him not to trust in man. I took
W. S. Stirling Crawford, 227 Brandon
T0 0 his wife's address, to write her; and I James Taylor, Montrose Street . 0 5 0 asked him what he had to say to her. Miss Young, Blythswood Square
0 2 He said: “Tell her I die as a Christian
Per D. Y. Stewart, Barony Church
deaconthat I have hope of heaven. Tell her Charles Thomas, 32 John Street 0 10 6 to bebave herself, and to take care of my James Milne, Canal Office
0 10 6
D. Y. Stewart, 2 Provan Place two children; to live a godly life; and
100 Ebenezer Steel, 5 Hill Street
0 10 6 that I hope to meet her again at the John Jamie, Montrose.
0 10 6 great day, on the right hand.”
James Findlay, do.
Thomas Cruickshanks, “I shall not be surprised though I do ?
A Friend, not see him again. I might tell you of M.. M. B. several other equally interesting cases
Two Friends of the Church of Scot.
land-Mission to Scutari time will not permit.
A Friend, Kilmarnock
0 3 6 “The parents of the child I baptized M.C, Edinburgh
040 are from St. Andrews--can the birth be
R. T. .
150 registered in Scotland! I enjoy excel For sonding Chaplains to the East 0 5 0 lent health. Mr. Drennan has had fever, Charles Fraser, Solicitor, Inverness 0 50
Per Rev. Mr Dykes, Ayr but he is convalescent.
100 . . . . . . Collected by Mrs Finlay.
0 10 0 “I have no time to re-write, or even Mrs M'Nabb
0 5 0
MEMORIAL LINES. Miss T. Graham, Penpont
0 12 0 Mrs Walker, Green Street
I know thy God hath given thee sweet releasing Per Rev. Dr. Barr
5 8 6 Per S. Young, Barony Church elder
From the great woe thy gentle spirit bore, Mrs Hannah, Columbia Place
010 0 Yet in the heart still throbs the thought un. Edward Calvert,
0 6 0
ceasingWalter Murray, do.
0 1 0
Beloved! thou wilt come to us no more. John Murray .
0 1 0 John Horn, Gairbraid
No more! although we feel thy sainted vision Robert Cormie
The wbiles we speak of thee is lingering near, Archibald Mackie
And know, that in the bliss of thy transition, James Macfarlane, North Woodside
Thou still rememberest us who mourn thee
We loved, and still we love thee. What can T. Dunlop and Shopmen, Cowcaddens 0 12
Sweet is thy memory in the soul for ever,
And fondly guarded as a sacred trust.
Dear was thy living image, when before us
It stood in all thy youthful beauty's glow,
Yet still more dear thy spirit hovering o'er us, Per Robert Black, Barony Church
With the bright crown of glory on its brow. elderDavid Turnbull, High Street . 05 Per John S. Jack, Barony Church
How oft the weary heart, its grief dissembling, elder
Sees the calm sinile upon thy features still ; William Miller, Provan Mill J. S. Jack, Gormiston Mains
0 5 0
And bears along its chords, like music trembling. William Anderson, Provan Mill
The low clear tones to which it once would Thomas D. Anderson, do
thrill! Mrs Paterson, Plantation Cottage
The vision fades-we feel we are forsaken,
The gloom returns, the anguish and the John MʻLaren, Barnhill
care, Per Rev. Mr. Wilson, Paisley
And tender longings in the heart awaken, Misses Brown, Crossflat
100 Do, Donation
Which wish thee here, though thou art hap
0 Per Robert Cross, deacon, Barony
Ülo Alas! how far the past outweighs the presentRobert Cross, Glasgow
0 1 0 The forms that come no more the friends we Hugh Nisbet, Auchinearn
0 1 0
see! Norman Beatson, Springvale
How the lone spirit feels 'tis far less pleasant Robert Faulds, deacon, Barony Church 0 5 John R. Irvine, 54 Renfrew Street 0 5 0
To smile with others than to weep for thee! Per Res. Mr. Cumming
| Yet, in the struggle of its silent sorrow, East Church, Perth
The pining heart can sometimes break its
And from the Saviour's word this hope may “To the word "alms' there is no sin
borrow, gular, in order to teach us that a solitary Beloved! we shall see thee yet again. act of charity scarcely deserves that
J. D. Borns. name."
"God intends every accident should
A REMEMBRANCE. minister to virtue; and every virtue is the mother and the nurse of joy, and
Though I must surely know where thou art both of them daughters of the divine
Now thou art vanished from our mortal sight, goodness; and, therefore, if our sorrows
And that thou hast thy dwelling in the light do not pass into comforts, it is beside
Which no unpurged eye may look upon, God's intention,-it is because we will
Still thy sweet image, as it once was known not comply with the act of that mercy
And loved in sorrow; and thy gentle face which would save us by all means, and
With its mild suffering aspect, keeps its place all varieties, by health and by sickness, Unchanged, unchangeable on memory's throne. by the life and by the death of our I seem to see thee, near and yet apart dearest friends, by what we choose and Prom the great congregation of the blest, by what we fear; that, as God's provid- Entranced in speechless wonder that thou art 1 epce rules over all chances of things, l With Him for ever whom thou lovest best, and all designs of inen, so His mercy may | With a great weight of gladness on thy heart, rule over all His providence.” -Miracles! And in immortal consciousness of rest. of the Divine Mercy, (Jeremy T wylor.)
J. D. BURXS.
| love, they are not thus born as heirs of “Repentance is not demanded, but be- death and unquickened dust, but to an cause immortality is revealed, and a day immortality of honour in the faithful of judgment appointed for the world, the exercises of those endowments bestowed certainty of which is known to all who by Him, and by Him sustained in motive have received the hostages of God and and power for evermore, and by the poslooked into the evidence-Christ is risen. session of which they know themselves as If indeed there be any virtue, it cannot sons of God. Anything short of an eterbe without results; it must give a war- nal inheritance in God and His universe, rant of future bliss, from the assurance reason itself, when roused up to its vocáwhich a mind rightly engaged cannot tion, convinces us must be thoroughly but feel, that it is walking in the way incompatible with the idea of divine that wisdom appoints, and hence in a existence as related to man, and manipath that, though it may not be natur- fested in man; and if the Deity were not ally pleasant in itself, is yet evidently thus related and thus manifested, man conducive to a perpetuity of peace and would have had no capacity to believe in joy, because God has ordained it as a the existence of God; but he does so way to an end. There is, however, no believe as soon as he is capable of thinkvirtue in merely pleasing one's self,—the ing religiously or consecutively, therefore word means nothing unless it signifies a he must act and expect accordingly, with state of mind with regard to heaven-a the consciousness of being either at one state that is blessed because that it is with the Almighty, or else in will opposed obedience to a law felt to be good; for to Him. Now, if a man feel assured both the motive and the joy of virtue that the Omnipotent owns and loves consist in conscious fulfilment of duty. Him eternally, he cannot faint under His But duty depends on relationship between hand. He must have seen the Saviour. the mind that yields obedience in love, God, and therefore be capable of incesand the mind that commands in love. santly acquiring strength, from the touch Without love there is neither authority of the Divinity by which he lives, to bear nor duty. There is always reason in all things well, because his heroism is moral law; and every man who can religion. Hence he sees that trial is but apprehend it must submit to it, or suffer the path of glory-he sees the end in his conscience, because he sees it to already. The Spirit that moves him to be perfectly good; and he could not be obedience and to hope, is the Spirit that required, as a rational being, to obey, confers perfection and eternal freedom, except in the faith and affiance of a soul and therefore he looks forward undauntsatisfied that righteousness in God is only edly, expecting, without doubt, to be with benevolence. But where the right-mighty in thought and in action, but eousness, where the benevolence in the incapable of suffering when he shall Omnipotent, if He grant only a short enter into that world and state of life lease of life and enjoyment to His reason where there can be nothing to oppose ing and confiding creatures that, in love, a will submissive to Heaven.”—George desire to do His will? Does not the Moore, M.D. Almighty himself, in man's brief earthly life, inspire him with gratitude only "We are all too prone to fall into the because he is also inspired with a hope error of the Assyrian leper. We are that his present happiness, in the emo- ready to do some great thing, while we tions awakened by God, is but a foretaste despise the apparently trifling tasks and an earnest of an unending abundance which are actually imposed upon us.”— from the same source? There are con- Thoughts on Self-Culture. tradictions and inconsistencies enough in the short-lease philosophy, but none in “Some hearts are like certain fruits, the Christian Testament. Here Jehovah the better for having been wounded.”— is seen as the constant rewarder of those Southey. that diligently seek Him; and those who thus seek feel that, because they come to “St. Paul saith : 'Let not the sun go God as the everlasting Father, in Him down on your wrath,' to carry news to they possess, not merely a quiet life for as the antipodes in another world of thy few years, while obedience may be pos- revengeful nature; but let us not undersible, and then death; but rather an eter- stand the Apostle's words so literally that nal inheritance of active and happy we may take leave to be angry till sunset, service. Within them stirs a sublime then might our wrath lengthen with the spirit, witnessing to their consciousness days; and men in Greenland, where days that, as they have a right to call God last above a quarter of a-year, have plena Father, because they love Him for His | tiful scope of revenge." _Old Fuller,
Notices of Books.
Millie Howard ; or, Trust in God. By | son, and corresponding questions are MES. HENRY Lynch. Edinburgh : added. A story is also given, along Johnstone and Hunter.
with each lesson, to illustrate some This is a well-meant attempt to illus
moral or religious principle. We are trate, by the aid of fiction, some of the
glad to welcome every such attempt to distinguishing features of the Christian
| make the Sabbath school both useful and character. The literature of our day is
attractive. It is plain that the Sabbath deluged with religious novels, which, in
school must now be regarded as an essenmost cases, exhibit the religious feelings
tial element in the organization of the in false or morbid action, or are directly
Christian Church; but, from its recent intended to promote some sectarian object.
origin, its position is not sufficiently We have, therefore, greater pleasure in
defined, and the exact mode of teaching noticing a work, in regard to the sound
required, not sufficiently understood. ness of which there can be no question,
At a time when it is attempted to secuThe chief defect of the book is, that
larize our week-day schools, too much Christian feelings and principles are illus.
thought cannot be directed to the proper trated more by Scripture quotations than
idea and function of the Sabbath school. by life and action. The Gospel is not interwoven with the texture of the char
The Flower of the Family. Edinburgh: acters portrayed, but hangs loosely and
T. Nelson and Sons. apart. The most familiar Scripture pas
This volume indicates a hand of no sages are thickly strewn through the
ordinary skill in portraying character, pages of the work; but a much better
especially the characteristics of childhood effect would be produced were they em- |
and youth. In this department of fiction bodied in actual life and character.
the female authors of America possess
an unrivalled skill. In the present case, Thoughts on the Freedom of the Will: with the author, who is an American, succeeds Remarks on the Rev. James Morison's
in investing the story with no ordinary Lecture on this Subject in the City Hall, charm, although she does not resort to Glasgow. By the Author of "Mori
the usual aids of an intricate love-plot. sonianism Refuted.” Paisley. 1854.
Religion, in her hands, is employed not
to check, but develope the affections of If Mr. Morison has the genius of a
the home circle; and she has certainly heresiarch,--and his success would indi
succeeded in giving a delightful picture cate as much,-it certainly does not lie in
of a religious home. If we must have his logic. But in this age of Mormonism
religious tales and novels, the present is and spirit-rapping, it requires but a
as good a specimen as we would desire small capital of logic and knowledge to
to see. start as the founder of an heretical sect. He has not succeeded in giving anything
The National Restoration and Conversion like a fresh aspect to the old Arminian
of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. By WALcontroversy. He uses the old threadbare
TER CHAMBERLAIN, M.A., Perpetual arguments, and handles them very indif.
Curate of St. John's, Little Bolton, ferently. The pamphlet before us is a
Lancashire. London: Wertheim and reply to some of these arguments. The
Macintosh. reply, like the arguments, has nothing
In this volume Mr. Chamberlain comnovel; but it has a good many apt and
bats, and we think somewhat successhomely illustrations, which may help to
fully, the opinions of those who doubt bring down the subject to the level of the
the literal restoration of God's chosen classes for whom it is intended.
people to the land of their fathers, by
shewing that the prophecies regarding a Mornings with my Class : Questions on
restoration of this kind have never been Passages of Scripture to assist in Bible
| adequately fulfilled in past time, unless, Teaching. By the Author of "Chap
indeed, we are to be contented with a ters on the Shorter Catechism.” Edin
most meagre and far-fetched interpretaburgh: Moodie and Lothian.
tion, such as we would not apply to This little volume is not intended to human writings, or to any other portion serve as a text-book, but only as a model of the divine. for Sabbath school teaching. Passages Under this head there are scattered up of Scripture are indicated for each les. I and down the work some most valuable