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CONGREGATIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION.
THE NORMAL AND THE MODEL BCHOOL. UNDER this title, a most interesting little | own sensible, glowing, and convincing style, volume has been published by Mr. Snow, | full of thoughts which Congregationalists which has been, by mere accident, sadly need to ponder. And Mr. Unwin's, which neglected by us. It consists of “an Inau proves his fitness for the post he occupies, is gural Discourse, delivered at the opening of an invaluable treasure to all who are either the Congregational Board of Education Nor devoted to the work of tuition, or who are mal School, Liverpool-street, Finsbury, August looking forward to it. It is, moreover, fitted 23d, 1848, by Algernon Wells;" and an “ In to be extensively useful wherever the churches augural Discourse, delivered at the opening are engaged in originating or perfecting eduof the Congregational Board of Education cational plans. Mr. Unwin is master of his Model Schools, Jewin-street, London, January subject; and, in his Appendix, has furnished 14th, 1849, by William J. Unwin, M.A., a vast amount of information on all topics Principal of the Normal School ; with Notes, connected with the efficient conduct of the Illustrations, Views, and Plans.”
schools, now so generally springing up in the It would be difficult to speak too highly Congregational Denomination. of these lectures. They are replete with the We cannot but express a strong desire that best suggestions, and the best information on | wherever there is a Congregational School the subject of education, considered in its this volume may find a place. popular aspects. Mr. Wells's lecture is in his
PRIZE ESSAY ON POPERY. We have now to announce that the ad-1 The first Prize will have an award of judicators of this Prize are the Rev. John Twenty Pounds,-the second, of Ten, -and the Stoughton, of Kensington ; the Rev. William third, of Five. Campbell, A.M., late of Stockton ; and the The Essays, with the words “Prize Essays" Rev. John Morison, D.D., LL.D.
written upon them, must be sent to Messrs. N.B.— The Essays may be sent in till the Ward and Co., Booksellers, Paternoster Row. 1st of April, 1850.
THE CALLS ARE SO MANY. This is one of the most common complaints | she was perfectly ashamed to find that she of those who are called upon to contribute to had spent so much and given so little. She charitable objects: “ The calls are so many," found that the calls were not “ so very they say. Now, let us inquire into this many." matter.
2. If the calls are so many, yet do not make 1. Are they really so many? Reckon that a reason for refusing them all. I fear them up. Perhaps they are not, after all, so that some do. But surely, that the calls are many as you imagine. Anything which an so many, is no reason that you should not noys us at intervals, is apt to be considered comply with some of them. It is only a as coming oftener than it really does. When reason why you should not comply with all. a man has rent to pay, how frequently quar Meet one-half of them generously, if you ter-day seems to come round! But it is not cannot meet them all. You acknowledge 60 with him who is the receiver. The calls that there ought to be some calls, when you are not, in fact, so many as you imagine. I complain that they are so many asked a wealthy lady once, who thought she 3. If the calls are many, are they more than gave a great deal away in charity, to keep an the wants Ought they not to be as many? accurate account for one year, of all she gave Would you have the calls fewer than the away, particularly to the religious charities; wants? That would never do;-then some (which are those that are most complained wants would never be supplied. Besides, of;) and I predicted that she would find, at you should consider who makes or permits the close of the year, that her donations had the wants--and therefore the calls-to be so been less than she imagined. She did so, and many, lest your complaint cast a reflection at the end of the year came to me, and said I on God. If the calls are so many—too many, VOL. XXVII.
and we must dispense with some, which shall receive them. It is the easier part; and you they be? Widows and orphans, and the poor ought to be good-natured when you receive generally, you dare not, as you fear God, one of these calls-ay, and even grateful to except from your charities. Will you refuse | the man who comes to you, that he affords the call of the Bible agent, or the Tract you another opportunity of offering one of the agent? Will you withhold from Foreign sacrifices with which God is well pleased, Missions, or from Home Missions, or from without going out of your way to do it both? Or will you say, “ We will contribute Others must go about to do good, but you to send out and support missionaries both at can sit still and do good. home and abroad; but we will not aid in their 6. If the calls are so many, this impos education Let them get that as they can. tunity will not last long. Not more than Let them make their way through the aca- seventy or eighty years does it ever continne. demy, the college, and the theological semi If it is an annoyance, you can bear it a few pary as they can. And let Sunday schools | years. In eternity you will never receive establish and support themselves; and tem these or any other calls. I knew sereral rich perance agents see, since they are so much in men whose last calls were made on their in favour of abstinence, if they cannot get along 1833. without the staff of life.” For my part, I do Do these calls pester you? Thes bless not know what calls to except, and therefore others. Yonder is a poor woman reading the I judge the safer way to be to receive none. Bible which your money paid for. And there
4. If the calls are many, the expenditures is another weeping over a tract which she are more; and we not only spend, but waste, owes to your donation. And there is a thin! in more ways than we give.
blessing the good people that support domestie 5. If the calls you receive are so many, missions: and there is a heathen mother, wa, suppose, in order to avoid them, that you perhaps, would have immolnted her child, if make some. Turn agent for some society, your contribution had not helped to send ter and you shall see how much more pleasant it the gospel. Do you hear that young man? is to make calls than to receive them. We How well he preaches! You assi-ted ta will excuse you from contributing, if you will | educate him. Dear friend, do not complain. solicit. But that you would not like at all. but welcome every call; treat all the gents * You cannot bear begging. It is the most with civility, and do as much as you any way unpleasant thing in the world to apply to can for the various benevolent objects; fa people for money." Very well; if you decline " the time is short," and all the regret which this branch of the alternative, then do not your liberality will occasion you I will coi.cat complain of the other. If you will not turn to suffer.- Dr. Nerins. out and make the calls, you must sit still and
HYMN FOR CHRISTMAS.
ADAPTED TO THE SPANISH CHANT. Far, far from realms of light
Sinners, he left for you Slowly descending;
Mansions of glory;
Sinners, he died for you-
Come, come, he waits to bless,
If you your sins confess,
He will your woes redress-
Come and adore him.
Saints, join the wide-spread song, Low lies his infant head,
Bring anthems loud and long, Peacefully slumbering,
To him our thanks belong-
All hail, thou glorious King,
We will our tribute bring, Came at the Saviour's birth;
We will thy praises sing,
And all adore thee.
MEMOIRS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
. : 77
. 169, 230
Bible, the best Book for the Closet. 513
. . . 622
No. 2. Not Rationalism. 403
- Letter to the Editor on the
- Editor's Notes and Criticisms 20
Thought" . 72, 187, 295, 353, 465,577
-- in your Family? . .635
. . . 171
Work on the Spirit , , . 511
· · · 461
to Ministers on Economising their
. . . 186
Mr. T. Raban, of Olney . 464
.... . 123
brought about? . . . . 627
- No. 2. The Pulpit. . 173
- No. 3. The Missionary
- No. 4. The Young . . 287
- No. 5. The Missionary An-
the Established Church . . 61
tion . .
Kingdom . . . . .
for Retired Moments . . 408
Page | REVIEW OF Books.
Buchanan's Description of Church of
calypse . . . . . 132
. 74 Chalmers' Prelections on Butler, &c.
. 128 Champneys' Floating Lights . . 139
- Index to Scripture Readings 474
Clarke's Foreign Theological Library 360
Conder's Harmony of History with
Prophecy . . . . .
D'Aubigné's Protector :
• 579 Davidson's Introduction to the New
432 Davis's (J.) American Scenes and
686 Christian Slavery · · · 196
Davis's (W.) Difficulties of Education 27
527 Duke of Argyll's Presbytery Examined 138
. 579 Eadie's Biblical Cyclopædia . . 25
Inspiration . . . . 534
. 579 Education Pocket Book . . . 642
Egypt, A Popular Description of .419
: 77 Foote's Lectures on Lake . . 197
. 527 Funeral Sermons for Rev. J. Stark . 474
. 410 Gilbert Wardlaw's Experimental Evi-
dence . . . . . . 585
. 685 Gray's Earth's Antiquity . . .194
, 131 Green's Biblical and Theological Dic.
. 467 tionary . . . .
. ib. Hamilton's Memoir of Lady Colquhoun 534
Isaac Taylor's Loyola . . . 361
James's Tribute to the Founders of
the London Missionary Society . 362
Jubilee Memorial of Scottish Congre-
gational Churches . . . 304
Juvenile Missionary Magazine . . 420
. 588 King's Messiah's Advent . . . 27
History of England : : 80
Principles . . . . . 474 Matthew Henry's Commentary. New
REVIEW OF BOOKS.
Albion Chapel, Southampton . . 543
American Bible Society .
-- Board . .
Anecdote of Cowper .
Arbitration instead of War . . 145
- Missionary Society . . 312
. 690 Bethnal Green New Chapel . . 542
Bishop of London, and the London
. . . 596
. . . 599
Boys' Mission School . . . 145
Bowden Downs, Manchester . 318
- Missions . .
. . . 544
Christian Instruction Society . .314
363 Church Missionary Society Jubilee 87
Meeting . . . . .314
Congregational Board of Education. 705
Congregational Lecture for 1849 .145
- School, Lewisham • 147
- Union . . . 309
- Autumnal Meet
· · · 592
. 306 Coverdale Chapel, Limehouse. 84, 695
Cross Street Chapel, Barnstaple 429
Distribution of Profits . .
. . . 425