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of sin in England present any instances of similar wickedness :one mother, a year ago, who poisoned her four children in succession, for the sake of their burial money ; another, within these few days, who held her own daughter alive over the fire until the wretched infant was roasted to death !

“ To what, Mr. Speaker, will all this grow, if no remedy be applied, or even attempted ? If we will not, as a nation, undertake the migbty task, let us not, by a continuance of the present system, render it impossible to private enterprise. Within the last few years, the means of education, though still inadequate, have been greatly diffused ; schools are multiplied ; and zealous and qualified persons, within and without the Established Church, are ready to devote their energies to this service ; but the entire absorption of the children by almost unceasing toil in so many departments of industry, defeats their efforts and breaks all their hopes. Does this state of things afford us any security? Far from it. Time was, when men believed, or rather maintained, that utter ignorance and excessive labour were the best guarantees for the tranquillity of the people—a sad delusion; for the most hardly worked, and the most brutally ignorant, can ever find time and intellect for mischief. Hundreds throng to the beer-shops and pot-houses to listen to seductive compositions in prose and verse, in which vice and violence are dignified into heroism ; compositions written with fancy and power, and embellished with all the excellence of modern art. What a monstrous perversion of the noblest faculties, of talents bestowed to refine and elevate mankind! But their guilt is our guilt; we incur it by conniving at it- certainly, by not repressing it.

"Oh gracious God ! how far have we
Profaned thy heavenly gift of Poesy ;
Made prostitute and profligate the Muse,
Debased to each obscene and impious use,
Whose harmony was first ordained above,

For tongues of angels, and for hymns of love !' “Sir, I much fear that I shall appear dogmatic, if I again presume to impress upon this House, the hollowness and danger of our actual position. We may obtain a surplus and reduce taxes, increase our fleets and extend our commerce-excellent things in their way, but all unavailing, if they rest not on the moral and physical prosperity of the great mass of our people : it may flourish for a while, and we may exchange congratulations; but an hour of difficulty will soon disclose that we have done nothing what. ever to assure our external dignity, or internal peace.

• But while there is life there is hope ; we have little to fear but from indifference or delay: and facilities for mischief, now so rife, are, in the order of a merciful Providence, alike facilities for good. The march of intellect, the restless activity, the railroads and steam-boats, the stimulated energies of mind and body, the very congregating of our people into masses and large towns, may be converted into influences of mighty benefit. Let the state but accomplish her frequent boast ; let her show herself a faithful and a pious parent; such efforts, be assured, will not be lost in the sight of God: and her children will speedily,“ arise up, and call her blessed."

God Almighty open the hearts of statesmen, and our members of Parliament to establish such righteous and merciful

measures.

INDEX.

Abused Truth, 111.

Churchman's Review, 288.
Achill Missions, 325.

Claims of Labour, 391.
African Slave Trade, 325.

Colonies, 397.
Agricultural Labourers, 338. Coming of Christ, 168, 302, 349.
Alexander, Bishop, Appendix. Communication of Blessings, 374.
Alison's History, 80.

Communion of Holy Ghost, 372.
Ambition, Warlike, 323.

Compassion of God, 224.
American Indians, 329.

Confession of truth, 196, 319.
Antichrist, 266.

Confirmation, 256.
Armageddon, 38.

Conscience fresh light, 350.
Arnold's Life, Preface, 287. Conservatism, 81.

on Prophecy, Preface. Consumption, Hospital for, 335.
Ashley, Lord, 343, Appendix. Continent, 157, 401.
Assurance, 252.

Continuance to the end, 254, 384.
Augustine quoted, 366.

Convocation, Oxford, Preface.

Coronation Service, 312.
Bajazet, Preface.

Created in Christ, 383.
Bible Class, 258.

Creator, 226.
Bibliolatry, 289.

Crosthwaite's Sermon, 313.
Birks' Elements, 9.
Boastfulness, 101.

Dangers of Christians, 69.
Bodily wants, 337.

Daniel the Prophet, Preface.
British Critic, 262.

Defrauding poor, 335.
Brown, Charles, Sermon, 307. Dewar, 157.
British Nation, 394.

Diffusion of Truth. 319.
Bunsen, Chevalier, Appendix. Dingle Mission, 398.
Business, 412.

Distress temporal, 395.

District Visiting, 257.
Camden Society, Preface.

Divisions, 122.
Canning, 156.

Doctrine of Christ, 246.
Canterbury, Abp., Appendix, 129. Drummond, 422.
Catlin's Indians, 329.

Drunkenness, 135.
Chandler, Bp., Preface.

Dublin Review, Preface.
Dr. Sam., Preface. Duties, 175.
Character of Trumpets, 1.

Duties of Ministers, 243.
China, 327.

towards God, 308.
Christian Divines, Testimony, Pref. toward men, 323.
Church Education Society, 398.
Church Extension, 145.

East's Western Africa, 325.

Eclectic Review, 10.
Education, 281, 406
Elliott's Horæ, 17,
Esperance, 164.
Euphrates, 27.
Events to take place, 35.
Executions in Turkey, 24.
Exeter, Bishop of, 98.

Jewish Tithe, 236.

Nation, 402.
Jews, 305, 32, 166, 299.
Judgment, 172.

of dead, 40.
Judgments, 7, 151.
Kingdom, everlasting, 46.

of Christ, 302. 46.
Kingdoms of the world, 41.
Knowledge, 177.
Koran, 12.

Faith in Christ, 250, 377.
Fear, appeal to, 351.
Fisth Trumpet, 9.
Flattery, 347.
Flock of Christ, 395.
Forbearance, 230, 171.
Foreign Aid Society, 161.
Frazer's Magazine, 339.
French Revolution, 17.

Lardner's Testimony, Preface.
Lawlessness, 79.
Laws, righteous, 317.
Lewis, Hebr. Ant. 237.
Liberalism, 76.
London, Bishop of, 143.

City Mission, 155, 202.

-, Dangers of, 132.
Love of God, 367.

spirit of, 293.

to all, 184,
Luther, 106.

Gaussen, 283.
Geneva, 158–160.
Gibbon, 260.
God, duties to, 308.
Grace, 172.

of Christ, 362.
Graces Ministerial, 286.
Guizot, 81.

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Hamburgh, 157.
Harrowing of seed, 409.
Hatti Sheriff, Preface.
Heathen Nations, 402.
Hegira, 28.
Help Divine, 274.

human, 263,
Hill's Fifty Days, 325.
Holding fast truth, 179.
Home Duties, 390.
Hope of Divine favour, 219.
Hope of Glory, 62.
Hopes, unfounded, 112.
Humility, 182.
Hymn, 363.

Maberly, 84
Mahomet the Second, Preface.
Martineau, 108
Mason's Apology, 392
Mauritius, 94
Maynooth Grant, 404
Men, Duties to, 323
Mercy to poor, 331
Millennium, 45
Millerites, 67
Milton, 323.
Minister's duties, 243.
Ministry of Gospel, 176, 376.
Miracles, 108.
Missions Roman, 404.
Monarch's duty, 320.
Mystery of God, 36.
National duties, 308.
National religion, 312.
Naturalists, 73.
Nebuchadnezzar, 310.
Neglected Truth, 109.
Neologian school, 11.

Independence, 411.
Infidelity, 72, 136.
Inspiration, 283.
Ireland, 398.
Issue, 154.
Jericho, siege of, 6, 200.
Jerome, Preface.
Jerusalem, Bishopric, Appendix.

Opium Trade, 327.
Oppressive Labour, 333.

Owen's Address, 213.

Secularity, 80.

Seed-time, 382
Parker Society, 272.

Self-denial, 407.
Peace, cry of, 115.

Self-sacrifice, 207.
Periodical Literature, 149.

Seventh Trumpet, 12.
Persia, 22.

Sidow, quoted, 73.
Poole, Mrs., Preface.

Sixth Trumpet, 12.
Poor, mercy to, 331.

Slumber, spiritual, 120.
Pope's Letter, 281.

Socinians, 76–78, 136.
Popery. 89, 138.

Sound mind, 294.
Popish Prayer, 92.

Spirit promised, 232.
Post Office robbery, 84.

Spiritual necessity, 341.
Power, abused, 345.

privileges, 359.
spirit of, 291.

Spital Fields, 140.
Prayer, 191, 275.

Squire, Rev. E, B., 327.
Preaching of Gospel, 33.

Standard of truth, 268.
Preparation, 60.

Suppression of vice, 134.
Providence, 233.

Surplice principle, 244.
Providing for family, 405.
Prussia, king of, Appendix. Tahiti Protectorate, 404.
Public Press, 148.

Talents, human, 286.
Pusey's Sermon, 249.

Tate's St. Paul, 265.

Testimonies on 6th Trumpet, Pref.
Railways, 393.

Third Woe, 28.
Rationalists, 73.

Time improved, 65.
Record, 288.

precious, 352.
Recorder, 263.

Times, peculiarity of, 296.
Redeemer, 226.

Tract, No. Ninety, 249, 365.
Reformation, 17.

Tractarianism, 95.
Refuge, 220.

Tradition, 264.
Regeneration, 365.

Tribulation, great, 163.
Religious Societies, 258.

Tributo Quotid. 273.
Requisites of Ministers, 243. Truck system, 336,
Restoration of Jews, 67.

Trumpets, seven, 1-8.
Resurrection, First, 50.

Turkey and Persia, 22.
Reward, Future, 49.

Turkish woe, passing, 24.
Righteous Laws, 317.

Turks in the Sixth Trumpet, Pref.
Robinson, 178.
Roman Missions, 404.

Union of Christians, 123–126.
Roman Catholic Bill, 298.
Royal Exchange, 313.

Van Buren, 102.
Russia, 163.

Vials, 29.

Vinet, 196.
Sabbath-breaking, 142.

Voltaire, 107.
Sacrifice of Christ, 231.
Saracens, 9.

Waiting spirit, 357.
Scotch Church, 103.

Warburton, Mr., Preface.
Scotch Episcopal Church, 422. Ward s Ideal, 249.
Scotch Free Church, 307.

Wardlaw, 170.
Scotland, poor in, 340.

War, 330.
Scriptures, sufficiency, 278. Warlike ambition, 323.
forbidden by Pope, 281 Watchfulness, 180.

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