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“ IP GOD REVEAL ANY THING TO YOU BY ANY OTHER INSTRUMEXT OP HIS, BE AS READY TO
RECEIVE IT AS EVER YOU WERE TO RECEIVE ANY TRUTI BY YY MINISTRY; FOR I AM VERILY
PERSUADED-AM YERY CONFIDENT THE LORD HATH MORE TRUTH YET TO BREAK FORTH OUT
OF HIS HOLY WORD, POR MY PART I CANNOT SUFFICIENTLY BEWAIL THE CONDITION OF THE
REPORMED CHURCHES, WHO ARE COME TO A PERIOD IN RELIGION, AND WILL GO AT PRESENT
NO FURTHER THAN THE INSTRUMENTS OP THEIR FIRST REFORMATION THE LUTHERANS CANNOT
BE DRAWN TO GO BEYOND WHAT LUTHER SAW; WHATEVER PART OF HIS WILL OUR GOOD GOD
HAS IMPARTED AND REVEALED UNTO CALVIN, THEY WILL RATHER DIE THAN EMBRACE IT.

AND
THE CALVINISTS YOU SEE STICK PAST WHERE THEY WERE LEFT BY THAT GREAT MAN OP GOD;
WHO YET SAW NOT ALL THINGS! THIS IS A MISERY MUCH TO BE LAMENTED." - Robinson's
Advice to the Pilgrim Fathers.

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

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

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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,

Gosse, Mr., and his Guesses, 34.

779.

Government Education, the results of,

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,

Students and Colleges, 587.
Sunday Mornings' Musings, a, 399.
True Method, the,of Christian Progress,

598.

Real, the, and the Ideal, 328.

Revision of the English Bible, 698.

Revival, the American, 283.

Responsibility for the Moral Condition

of others, 772.

Retrospect, Monthly, 123, 188, 315, 503,

670, 633, 693, 790.

Robertson's Sermons, 445.

Russian Church, the Old Believers of

the, 643, 755.

Sermons on Public Worship, 470.

Sinlessness of Jesus, the, 726.
Sermons in Trees, 349.
Spiritual Songs of Novalis, 367, 413.
Spurgeon, Mr., 156.
Spurgeon, Mr., anent, 321.

Warrington, George ; or, Where shall

he go to? 1, 69, 135, 208.

Wanted, an Independent Minister! 477.

Weekly Penny Literature, 678.

Wichern and the Inner Mission of

Germany, 748.

Woman's, a, Thoughts about Women,

81.

Xavier and Domenech, Priests of the

Past and Present, 628.

THE MONTHLY

CHRISTIAN SPECTATOR. .

JANUARY, 1858.

George Starrington ; or, Where shall be go to ? ?

IN FOUR CHAPTERS.

I.

a

CHAPTER 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

VOL. VIII.

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