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FACTS, HINTS, AND GEMS.

The Fireside.

The Fireside is the place for wives and mothers. Here woman reigns, and from her gentle hand

“Strews with fresh flowers the rugged path of life.” Our firesides are the pure fountains from whence all the virtues and graces of humanity spring; and never will they be muddled by either infidelity or popery so long as they are sanctified by the word of God and by prayer. Let mothers see to this. To aid them in this great national and christian work we usually devote this page of our contents; and we wish now to say, that next year we hope to be favoured with some written papers from christian mothers on this subject. We know that they often think on these things, and we wish they would venture to commit their thoughts to writing and send them to us. We will make them ready for print, and never abuse their confidence.

The Penny Post Box.

Taus, we again remind our readers, is open at all tinues to receive whatever papers any of them may think proper to send, post paid, to the Editor, who will carefully prepare them for the press, providing they are suitable. One page is also devoted to these every month.

Facts, Hints, and Gems.

Facts.

cabins fixed on floating bamboos LONDON BRIDGE.-About 13,000 and fastened together by chains. carriages of all descriptions pass The population is 350,000. over this great thoroughfare in

UNITED STATES. - In ten years twelve hours every day. THE POPULATION OF LONDON is

1840 to 1850 the territory had in

creased from 2,055,163, to 3,221,595 now about two million two bundred and fifty thousand souls. When

square miles, and there had been

an increase of above six millions in will it cease to extend ? ENGLAND'S FIRST COLONY. was in 1830 they numbered 23,240,201,

the population in the same period. founded in 1347. It was Calais, in France, and the vicinity; which

of whom 3,198,298 were slaves! for some time sent two members to NEW YORK is now the most popu. the English Parliament.

lous of the states of the Great keTHE CITY OF BANG-KÓR, the public. It now numbers 3,097,349 capital of Siam, is built of wooder inhabitants.

THE CHILDREN'S CORNER.

Poetic Selections.

DEVOTION TO CHRIST.
Hast ihou a lamb in all ihy flock

I would disdain to feed ?
Hast thou a foe before whose face

I fear thy cause to plead ?
Would not my heart pour forth its blood

In honour of thy name ? And challenge the cold hand of death

To damp the immortal flaine ?

Gems. JESUS CHRIST was God manifest in the flesh. He was the living Word of the Father. He mbo saw him saw the Father. He who heard him heard the Father. If you would koow the Father study the Sou.

THE HOLY SPIRIT is given to enlighten our ignorance of vurselves, and then, having conviucro us of our sin, to shew us low Jesiis Christ is just the Saviour we needed, assuring our hearts of our interest iv his salvation.

WILL A MAN ROB God? asked the prophet. Yes, there are men who rob him of his day, bis word, uis glory, and more than the devil ever did yet, would rob him of his very existence too. Shun such men.

HE WHO GIVES GOD AIS DUE en. joys his sabbaths, delights in his word, promotes his glory, and makes communion with him throngh Christ the great end of his own exister.ce. Keep company with such.

SAFE IN Heaven.--To have a child or pareot safe in heaven is a great mercy- & golden chain to biud us to follow them to ibal happy home where families

never broken up.

SUPREME LOVE TO CHRIST. My blessed Saviour, is thy love

So great, so full, so free? O let me give my love, my heart,

My life, my all to thee! I love ihee for that glorious wortb

In thy great self I see : I love thee for that shameful cross

Thou hasi endured for me.

DIVINE LOVE DESIRED, Nor shining wit, nor manly sense,

Could make me truly good :
Not zeal itself could recompense

The want of love to God.
O grant me, then, this one request,

And I'll be satisfied, -
That love divine may rule my breast,
And all iny actions guide.

THE LOVE OF JESUS, JESUS, who on his glorious llirone

Rules heaven, and earth, and sea, Is pleased to claiın me for his own,

And give himself to me.
For lim I count as gain each loss,

Disgrace for him renown;
Well may I glory in his cross,

While he prepares my crown!

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CHRISTIAN PIONEER;

A

MONTHLY MAGAZINE,

ISSUED IN NUMBERS, ONE HALFPENNY EACH.

EDITED BY JOSEPH FOULKES WINKS.

VOLUME VII.

1853.

LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & Co.

LEICESTER:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. F. WINKS.

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CONTENTS.

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Visit..

MISCELLANEOUS. Nothing Lost by Keeping the
Sabbath

18 A Valuable Testimony

1 Was this Providence or Chance? 13 The Late Pope and Gaslight 19

Temperance in a King Anxiety about Immortality 25

Thoughts on Eternity..... 19 Popish Shams

37

What is Your Soul Worth? 19 The Queen and the Slave-Mis.

The Mad Captain and the Major 29 sionary

49

Light in the Dwelling...... 30 Australia—the Arrival and first

Intemperance and Education.. 31 61 Popish Idolatry

31 The Two Bakers and the Barber 73 The Destruction of Jerusalem 85 Ethelwold, Bishop of Winchester 31

What Faith Does...

32 What is the Chief Evil of War? 97

The Tutor's Trick

42 The Great Revolution in China 109

“ The Three Taverns"

43 A Man Carried over the Falls

The Christian's Crown

43 of Niagara

121 The Frozen Ship

The Temptations of Idleness 43 133 The Sabbath of Life

44 POETRY. True Expediency

44 Use of Conscience

44 Penitents Pleading

7
The Rusty Old Lock

54 The Bible the Best Book

17
A Bold Preacher ...

54 The Great Maker of All 29 The Scold Converted

55 On the Preservation of Britain

A Deserved Reproof

55 from Popery

42
Saying and Doing

55 Onward! 53 To-day and To-morrow

55 Glory!

53.

The Devil and the Brahmin 67 Hail to the Sabbath

77
A Negro Sermon...

67 Jerusalem 89 The Old Coal Higgler.

67 The Royal Repast; or, the A True Testimony

77 Eastern Question

101

Popery always Persecuting. 78 Final Triumph of Christianity 113 The Faithful Preacher

78 The Indian Boatman at Niagara 124 A Hint to Young Men.... 78 What will come ?

135 Sabbath-day Observance 79 ANECDOTES & SELECTIONS.

Heaven begun on Earth

79

Holiness and Happiness 79 The Drunkard's Will. 7 Sin Harden's the Heart

79 Working and Wages on the Short Memories

90 Sabbath 8 Prayers and Praying

90 The Day of Death

8 An Eminent Ship Builder.. 90 A Happy Knack 8 An Antinomian Minister

90 Christ is an Unsearchable Mercy 8 The Bell without its Clapper 91 Christ is an Everlasting Mercy 8 Jobn Newton

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