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CERTIFICATES are awarded to the following, in order of merit :ERNEST DUSAND (Orphan Working School), JAMES HOWELL

SCRIPTURE PUZZLES. (Cardiff), UNA MURIEL HAIGH (Walmer-hill), WALTER J. PAYNE Brighton), F. G. HEATH (Lordship-park), A. O. FRY (Walton),

(Selected from the Senior Prize Paper.)
ADA M. BATT (Portsea), ERNEST GEESON" (St. Ives), HUBERT Ć.
WILDE (Shepherd's Bush), ARTHUR CLARKE (Crouch End), HER-

I.
BERT T. COLE (Dunmow), HENRY T. NEWMAN (Dalston).
We HONOURABLY MENTION EVELINE M. RUTHERFORD, HARRY

SEXAGONAL PUZZLE.
W. DURHAM, HENRY POND, Eva SARGENT, HERBERT SARGENT,

Proem.
H.F. BELL, FREDERICK W. AUSTEN, CYRIL BENBOW, HARRY T. To those who stray without the heavenly fold;
GREY, BERTHA PEACHEY, LILIAN STOREY, OSWALD TIPPING, LILY

To those whose hearts are chill, whose love is cold ; BRADLEY, STEPHEN P. LUDBROOK, FRANK ROBERTS, FRANK E.

Thus doth the Saviour speak, with longiug deep, SAYERS (aged.6), ARTHUR DUTTON, ALBERT SCOTT, ARTHUR W.

And calleth to Himself His wand'ring sheep.
Fitz-SIMMONS, EMILY C. Fitz-SIMMONS, ANY SILVERS, EDWARD
H. CAMPBELL, WALTER E. CHARDIN, JANE CLEMENT.

Lights.

1. A symbol this of Him who reigns above,
BAND OF HOPE RECITATION.

Who breathes on us His mercy and His love.
I Thos. H.
KNIGHT (195), North-street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

2. The heathen king his edict grim here made ; CERTIFICATES are gained by Mary J. BROWN (Salisbury),

If disregarded, death ; life, if obeyed.
ADELINE KELSEY (Brockley), CHARLES S. HERD (Guildford), 3. The “vale of giants," where the Jewish king
Emily C. RUNDLE (Moseley).

O'erthrew his enemies, twice triumphing.
We HONOURABLY MENTION CHARLES WHEELER, ELEANOR E.
ARCHER, Tom H. CLARKE, H. W. WRENCH, BLANCHE DEANE.

4. A bringer of glad tidings, words of joy, In the INTERMEDIATE DIVISION the PRIZE is gained by

Which tell of pleasures free from earth's alloy. AUGUSTUS H. SCALES (16), Brompton Cemetery, S.W.

5. To Him who reigns lift high your sounding lays ; We HONOURABLY MENTION JAMES E. ARCHIBALD, J. W.

Repeat with glad acclaim this word of praise. VERRIER. In the JUNIOR DIVISION we HONOURABLY MENTION ISABELLA

6. To fight with thee the shepherd took the field, M. MEEHAN (Amble, Northumberland).

With faith his weapon, and with hope his shield.

7. Before the stars uplit the spreading dome, ANSWERS TO PUZZLEDOM IN PART 17.

Thou wert, and art, for ages yet to come.
I. Timon of Athens (Time on 0-Fat Hens).

8. The name (reversed) of one whose language bright II. PLAN III. P-aid-Piano-and-0

Foretold of Edom's fall, and Jacob's might.
LANE
Piano.

9. Here did the Lord His chosen ones forsake,
ANTS

When Israel did its graven idols make.
NEST
IV. 1. BOWL

10. A Roman numeral, which doth begin
2. WHOLE

A tribal name, and penalty for sin. V. Robin.

3. KNEW 4. SHAG

Finals read down, and initials read upwards, give a text VI. “I am the true vine."-John xv. 1.

containing one of Christ's adopted titles. VII. IRON VIII. A-sa, 1 Kings xv. 9

II.
ROME
N-un, Joshua 1.1.

CIRCULAR PUZZLE.
OMER

N-oon
NERO
A-ra, 1, Chronicles vii. 33.

Beginning of hope, yet no part of desire,
Anna, Luke ii. 36, 37.

To heaven thy votaries often aspire ;
In charity shining, in earth's choicest bliss,

Whose breathings both honour and honesty miss.
Within thy wide borders the “city of might,”

Her battlements lifted to heaven's dizzy height;

Bat now o'er thy marshes the wild bitteru flies, HIS column is always open to receive the names of those of

And breaks the dark silence which over thee lies.

Lights. circulation of our magazine, either by distributing our illus

1. The deep rolled o'er them like a veil, trated leaflets among their friends or by personally recom

When rose King Pharaoh's dying wail. mending them to become readers and subscribers. We have

2. Before the Lord she knelt in prayer, still a supply of these leaflets, which we will forward post. free

And rose, her heart relieved from care. to those readers who will send us their names and addresses.

3. A prophet of the olden days, Since we started this scheme, no less than 219 young people

Who sought a “house of God” to raise. of both sex 3s have come forward as volunteers. The following

4. A patriarchal dwelling place, are the latest additions to the list.

The sepulchre of Abram's race.
MARCH.

5. The conqueror of Canaan's land, M. E. Billingsley, Grosvenor Emily Bristow, Oakham, Rut

By aid of God's almighty hand. Square land

6. This sacrificial beast was slain Frederick Simmonds, Wood- Mary J. Brown, Salisbury

To wash the unclean from his stain. berry Down Harry Hewitt, Mountsorrel

III. J. P. Pierpoint, Cheltenham George Palmer, Bristol

(PARAPHRASE) QUOTATION PUZZLE. George Sumpter, Fakenham Thos. A. Fawkes, Crockherb

Give ear, 0 people, to my law,
Alfred C. Osborne, Bristol town, Cardiff

Towards my words thine ear incline ;
E. P. Garrett, Newport, Mon- P. R. Weaver, Walsall
mouth
Duncan Burgess, Pudsey

And hear my sayiugs dark of old,

My sayings of the Lord divine.
F. 8. Paynter, Guildford John G. Robson, Middlesbro'
H. J. Clarke, Colchester William Sparrow,Halesworth,

1, F. G. Matthews, Welling- Suffolk

Ye wives be subject to your lords,
borough
Walter Croome, Highworth,

That if the word they disobey ;
Alfred Wright, Salisbury
Wilts

They by their spouses may be brought
Emma and Harry Walkerdine, T. W. Phillips, Abercarn

To tread again the narrow way. Upper Holloway George B. Balderson, Shep

2. Helen Brewer, Ladywell herd's Bush

Awake, O north wind, come thou south, Ernest L. Holloway, Tol- S. Greenwood, Camberwell

Upon my verdant garden blow; lington Park A. B. Frye, Chelsea

And forth upon the balmy, air Alfred H. Tingey, Chelsea William Morris, Westminster

Its sweet and fragrant spices throw.

OUR PIONEER COLUMN.

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We offer BOOKS TO THE VALUE OF HALF A GUINEA to Com

petitors under Twenty-two; a SECOND PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF My heart rejoiceth in the Lord,

Seven SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE to those under Seventeen; and My horn He hath exalted high ;

a THIRD PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF FIVE SHILLINGS to those under In his salvation I rejoice;

Fourteen, for the best
Before His face His foes shall fly.
Thos. H. KNIGHT.

DEFINITION OF EARNESTNESS.
Brevity, conciseness, and, above all, originality will he the
chief qualifications. Short essays and dissertations serere!
lines in length are not wanted. A few words will be ample in
conveying the meaning. Each competitor may, if he please,

send in more than one definition. LIBRARIES FOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS, PRIZE

We offer Books TO THE VALUE OF HALF A GUINEA to Com. COMPETITIONS.

petitors under Twenty-two; a Second PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF SEVEN SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE to those under Seventeen ; and a THIRD PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF FIVE SHILLINGS to those under

Fourteen, for the best paper on THE six months during which the Competitios for the £10 SUMMER AND WINTER AMUSEMENTSAND £5 LIBRARIES has been continued, will close at the

WHICH ARE PREFERABLE ? end of this month. Competitors are requested to send their coupons to the Trade Manager, 56, Old Bailey, without delay. MSS. must not contain more than 1,500 words. Competitors

So much interest has been excited by this Competition that must count and affix the number to the end of the last page. we are induced to offer

General conditions applicable to the abore Competitions :

All papers must have name, age, and address at the top of LIBRARY PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF

the first page.

Must be guaranteed as original by parent, guardian, TWENTY-ONE POUNDS,

minister, or teacher.

All papers must be sent in not later than 19th March. apportioned thus. We offer a

All papers must be fastened together, but different com

petitions must be kept separate. LIBRARY TO THE VALUE OF SIX POUNDS to the School which, throughout the year, subscribes for the greatest number (relative to its certified average attendance of copies of Young ENGLAND ; and PRIZES OF FOUR POUND AND THREE POUND DECLINED WITH THANKS.--"The Pleasures of Memory," and

“The Memory of Childhood," by P. R. W. (Walsall); LIBRARIES

Sympathy and other verses by J. B. (Eðinburgh); “ The Boy's

Resolve," by W. S. to the two next highest, on the following conditions :-(1) Winners of the £io and £5 Prizes are excluded. (2) The BIANCA.— (1) Superfluous hair on the hands or face should not

be tampered with. Consult a surgeon. (2) The second pecarumbers of copies already subscribed for will be carried forward

liarity you mention is a sign of want of exercise. (3) Deciuntil Septeinber, when the year ends. (3! The First Prize

phering character by handwriting is a mythical accomplishment. will be open to only such Schools as have an average attend.

Many profess to have the power, but correctness is usually ance of 100 and upwards. The Second and Third will be attained more by guess-work than anything else. open to all Schools.

WANTED. – Volumes of The Family Friend for 1872, 1874, and These three prizes are offered to those which have been 1879. Must be clean and cheap. Please state price, including already competing and have been unsuccessful.

carriage, which must come by the cheapest train. -Address, For Schools which have not yet competed, we offer

Emma M. Scott, St. Oswin's, Tynemouth.
I AM wishful to form a small lending library for my Surday

School class, and ask gifts of suitable books, nāt new ones, TWO PRIZE LIBRARIES, VALUE FIVE POUNDS

from any friends who would kindly help me. --Apply for AND THREE POUNDS,

address to Miss Archer, Westfields, Harbury, near Leaming.

ton. for the Schools which shall subscribe for the greatest number G. W. E. (Gawthorpel. - Read the description again. of copies of Young ENGLAND relative to certified average HOWARD M.—The dried condition of the coral sent renders it

difficult to make out; but we believe it to be one of the Gor. attendance), during the six months from April to September

gonias or sea fans, of which four species are native to these inclusive.

islands. They are coral-like animals, but form a horny skeleton Conditions: The First Prize is open only to Schools having

instead of a stony one. an average attendance of 100 and upwards. 2) The Second A LEADER OF “ Young ExGLAND” (Banbury). --Inquire of a Prize is open to all Schools.

good second-hand bookseller.

CORRESPONDENCE.

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In February we were again invested by the CHAPTER XV.- Promotion.

malignants. The Royalists were concentrated at the ENEWED fighting began by the Cavaliers neighbouring town of Modbury, and the Parliament's

at Plympton and Buckland falling upon some forces in Devonshire made their rendezvous at Kingsof our scattered parties; but our Major Halsey, with bridge, for the purpose of attacking them. The Cavahis horse, pursued and attacked the enemy at the liers, under Sir Ralph Hopton—who, I hear is one of village of Tamerton.

their bravest generals, and a man of a chivalrous No. 19.-A PRIL, 1889.

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