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“Mothers, above all other human agents, hold in their hands the momentous trust of moulding the
If all women were the Christians they ought to be, how quickly would the world be filled with the
116 Nassau street.
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by
MYRON FINCH, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern
District of New York.
E. O. JENKLYS, PRINT. AND STER.
No. 114 Nassau street
INDEX TO VOLUME XVIII.
Little Children to be Employed 84
Letter to a Son at Sea
Lost in the Church
Beran? Bad Books
99 Little Clara ; or, an Unkind Temper 309
100, 228, 291
Feeling for the Pillars
Report of N. Adams, Mass. Mat. Asso. 48
Gems of Poetry
Hints to Sabbath School Teachers
42 Report of S. Boston Baptist Mat Asso. 299
Submission to the Divine Will 193 The White Mountains of New Hamp-
373 To My Eldest Daughter on her First
The Family-its different Aspects 69 Triumph in Death
The Spring under the Chestnut Tree 91 | The Bottle Titmouse and its Nest 310
The Bonfire ; or My First Disobedience 115 The Prayer of Cornelius
The Children of the City and Country 136 The Child's Lament
The Relation of Brothers and Sisters 169 What an Influence !
The Hours of Childhood
January.-STEEL ENGRAVING. Landing of the Pilgrims in 1620.
THE NEW YEAR.
Many and thrilling are the emotions which agitate the mind when we enter upon a new year. The recollections of the past, our present horizon, the hidden vista of the future, may either light up our path with the halo of hope, or throw around us the shadows of coming evil.
Time, rapid and unwearied in its course, urging us onward in the journey of life, warns us with increased earnestness of the necessity of present action, while the various changes, mercies, and judgments of heaven, during the past year, have been so many way-marks, in the language of God's providence, reminding us of the necessity of having our loins girded, that we may be prepared, when the cry shall be heard, “BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH."
The commencement of a new year is a season of mutual greetings and kind salutations. Many a long absent one will again, for a time, be housed under the paternal roof; and the reunited family circle will overflow with fresh, rational, and holy emotions. May we not be unmindful of that kind Providence which has preserved us and ours ; and while, like God's favored prophet, we erect another Ebenezer, and dedicate it with tears of gratitude, let us humbly enjoy the consolation our present highly favored circumstances warrant. Let us strengthen our confidence in the wisdom and goodness of Him who has conducted us thus far toward that house not made with hands.
If we have experienced the chastening of heaven, and during the past year have buried some of those we loved most tenderly; and if, instead of having had our hopes fulfilled, we have drank the cup of sorrow; and, while mourning our disappointments, have uttered the language of Jacob, “ All these things are against me,” now is the season for humble and filial submission under