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CHRISTIAN SPECTATOR .

M DCCC LVIII.

JANUARY-DECEMBER.

IP GOD REVEAL ANY THING TO YOU BY ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT OF HIS, BE AS READY TO
RECEIVE IT AS EVER YOU WERE TO RECEIVE ANY TRUTH BY MY MINISTRY; FOR I AM VERILY
PERSUADEDI AM VERY CONFIDENT THE LORD HATH MORE TRUTH YET TO BREAK FORTH OUT
OP HIS HOLY WORD. POR MY PART I CANNOT SUFFICIENTLY BEWAIL THE CONDITION OF THE
REFORMED CHURCHES, WHO ARE COME TO A PERIOD IN RELIGION, AND WILL GO AT PRESENT
NO FURTHER THAN THE INSTRUMENTS OF THEIR FIRST REFORMATION. THX LUTHERANS CANNOT
BE DRAWN TO GO BEYOND WHAT LUTHER SAW; WHATEVER PART OP HIS WILL OUR GOOD GOD
HAS IMPARTED AND REVEALED UXTO CALVIN, THEY WILL RATHER DIE THAN EMBRACE IT. AND
THE CALVINISTS YOU SEE STICK PAST WHERE THEY WERE LEFT BY THAT GREAT MAN OF GOD;
WHO YET BAW NOT ALL THINGS! THIS IS A MISERY MUCH TO BE LAMENTED." - Robinson's
Advice to the Pilgrim Fathers.

VOL. VIII.

LONDON:
HOULSTON & WRIGHT, 65, PATERNOSTER ROW.
EDINBURGH: ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK,

LONDON : COCKSHAW, TATES, AND ALEXANDER, PRINTERS, LUDGATE-HILL.

ANALYTICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Bailey's, Mr., New Work, 536.

Indian Question, on the study of, 104.

Blue-Book, the, on Spiritual Destitu-

tion, 509.

Jesuits, the Present Tactics of the, 95,

169,

Canon of the New Testament-how it

was formed, 23.

Kingsley's and Helps's Poems, 266.

Castle of Saint Angelo, the, 659, 715. Landor, Walter Savage, 670.
Christian Common-place Book, the, 50, Life in the German Universities, 580.
117, 180, 249, 308, 372, 439, 496,

Life, on the Method of, 129.
566, 688.

London Missionary Society, a word
Christian Doctrine and Controversy- concerning the, 418.

Judas Iscariot, 453.
Constitution of the Apostolic Churches,

Means of Life, the, 15.

the, 734.

Millennium, the Doctrine of the, 356.

Crystallization of Character, the, 651.

Milton's History of England, 41.

Missions, Record of Christian, 63, 119,

Difficulties and Encouragements of 182, 251, 310, 375, 441, 498, 626, 689.

Sabbath School Work, 620.

Modern Congrega:ional Literature; its

Lights and Shadows, 301.

Early Fathers, the right use of the, 53,

My Congregation and I; Passages from

Fables of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,

a Young Minister's Diary, 573, 637,

707.

364, 435.
Family Unity and Responsibillty-a

Natural History, a Chapter in, 338.
Homily, 549.

Fine Arts, do the, morally instruct One of the Forgotten Dead, 148, 201.

mankind? 421.

Paine, Thomas, 484.

Fiji and the Fijians, 764.

Pastor and Deacon, 276.

Flies, a Chapter on, 592.

Pew Rents—another Testimony, 113
German Pulpit, the, 242.

Politics of Dissenters, the, 257.

POETRY-
German Theologians-Hengstenberg,
402.

A Prayer for the Troubled, 114.
Twesten and

Jacob's Dream, 178.
Nitzsch, 519.

Peace, 249.

Tholuck, 462

The Benefactions of Little Christel,

779,

Gosse, Mr., and his Guesses, 34.

Government Education, the results ot,

Poverty and the Pulpit, 220.

1857, 229.

Prayer, an encouragement to, 167.

Preaching to the Poor, 194.
Hive of Drones, the, a Dream, 112 Psalter, the, 347, 431,

THE MONTHLY

CHRISTIAN SPECTATOR.

JANUARY, 1858.

George Adarrington; or, &dgere shall be go to ?

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It was the afternoon before Christmas-day, in a year which must not be more nearly designated than by saying it was in the present century, and among the forties or fifties. The curtains were drawn; there was a cheerful fire burning in the grate, and burning so briskly, and with so blue a flame, as to indicate the clear frosty weather which,

when we were boys,' we always looked for at Christmas. The evening lamp, however, remained unlit, and so the room was in that delicious parlour-twilight, or domestic gloaming, so favourable to peaceful and tender musings, and home-feelings of every kind, while a sense of vagueness and mystery steals over one as the shadows flickering on the walls seem to intimate the nearness of the spiritworld.

Mr. Spencer was sitting in a low easy chair, almost afraid to move, lest he should waken his youngest child, who, after romping with him, as a four-year old darling may, and taking liberties with Papa which men in the outside world would have looked at with amazement, was now fast asleep in the deepest rosiest sleep imaginable, little dreaming of the eyes that were fixed on her, much less of the paternal feelings which, all alive in that evening hour, were vainly trying to picture the possible future of the dear one that lay in his arms. Mrs. Spencer sat watching her husband and child, and, as a mother lives in a world or sanctuary of her own, into only the forecourt of which it would be possible for even the tenderest of husbands to enter, she, too, had thoughts which cannot be put into words. From her youngest

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