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which we were, under the awning, the lady, one of our party and seven carried us off our moorings, the an. ral of our crew remained on board chor giving way, and left us to float to keep guard. down the stream in the dark. The sailors of both boats made a dread.

CORRESPONDENCE ful clamour, and nobody seemed

To the Editor. to know where we were going. There were some fearful rocks be.

THE ROYAL SUPREMACY. low, and it seemed not impossible that they might terminate our ad- SIR, venture. We were carried down at

There is one important question & great pace as both the wind and on this subject which I do not observe to

have been yet answered in the able papers stream propelled us. The lights of

of R. P., and to which I beg to call his our own boat (which, having been attention. Is not the Queen Supreme better anchored, had remained firm) equally over all classes of her subjects ? were gradually diminishing from

Is it not the law, that she is “over all our sight, and here we were, sitting poral, ecclesiastical, or spiritual,) in these

persons and in all causes, (whether temat dinner on our friends' boat, await- her dominions Supreme?” That is to say, ing, in no very pleasant mood, some whatever her subjects may choose to contermination or other. Our host was

sider or to call themselves, whether Roman & married man with a child.

The

Catholics, Presbyterians, or Independents,

or Dissenters of any denomination they lady was naturally alarmed for her

cannot thereby escape the lawful authochild, but, otherwise, behaved he- rity of the Crown. If this is the case, as roically: "Our sensations (whatever badge and disgrace, as some choose to

I believe it, what becomes of the peculiar they might be) tended to diminish

consider it, of the Church of England! our appetites, and the dinner of our It amounts simply to this, that her memfriends French cuisinier was not so

bers offer a ready and cheerful obedience

to the law of the land they live in, while fully appreciated as it deserved, that

others vainly attempt to evade it. If day.

this view is correct, I think it should be But all things have an end, and

brought forward more prominently than

it has been, as it tends to remove much presently we grated and bumped, misconception on all sides. and, at last, were stopped, and finally

Your obedient Servant, anchored against the beach on the

A CHURCEMAN. eastern side of the river, about a mile or so below our former moorings. Signals, by means of fire

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. arms, were exchanged with our own Received.-W. J. EM; D. C-; B. E. boat, and after a considerable inter- M-; Miss W-; Rev. A. G-; ***;

A Subscriber at Canterbury; E. A. P-; val our Dragoman, Achmet, arrived

L.M. T-; H. D. P-; V. H. Mwith three or four of our crew in Replies.-V. H. M-, thanks for your the fellooka (or small boat). He suggestions. It is proposed to complete

a volume at the end of the year. gave us no hope of bringing the two

If "a Subscriber at Canterbury” will boats together that night, and told be good enough to tell us where to address us that we must, of necessity, return a letter, we will write privately. in the fellooka. He fancied that there was considerable danger for We regret that, owing to the unavoidour friends, on the coast where their

able delay in sending our last number to boat had halted, without a guard, as

press, some errors escaped notice. By

some accident, a corrected proof of the it is inhabited by a tribe of Beda-vin, Poetry did not reach the Printer's hands. and is not a usual anchorage. In

In the Article on the Supremacy, page

35, for "and after this had come to be the consequence of this information,

case, read "and after this had ceased to which was naturally alarming to be the case.”

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MESSAGES FOR THE CHILDREN.

THE PILGRIMS.

passion on them? How, too, can (From the German.) they be certain, before they reach “Show me the ways of men, my

the end, which is the right way.” brethren, upon earth !" Thus spake

The Angel answered: “It is, Adoniah, who, removed from the indeed, that very multitude who world in tender childhood, now

are in the wrong Path, for pride walked under the guidance of his and self-confidence are ever the guardian Angel amid the homes of companions of error. Now, howHeaven.

ever, turn from these, and behold The Angel smiled, and led the again.”. boy to an eminence. Below lay a

Adoniah saw some, exhausted, lie dark valley, full of steep paths and

down by the way side. precipices.

" Alas !" cried he, “but some one "Behold,” said he, "a picture will surely come and restore them." of the Earth ! Seest thou the And, in truth, there approached some Wanderers ?"

Pilgrims laden with fruits and “What do they seek ?” asked tempting food. Adoniah. “They seem full of eager himself, “This is well! they will

Then the boy thought within haste." They are all aiming at that one

refresh and revive the wearied ones, end," answered the Angel," which

and together go on their way reshines dimly in the distance before joicing.” He gazed with anxious them. They trust there to find, expectation, but lo! they who bore that which they have vainly sought, the fruits passed by, and heeded

not inward Peace and Happiness. But

the others. the way is rugged and toilsome, and

“Is it possible !" cried Adoniah, the right one the steepest, and not

"so hard-hearted and yet Brothers!

“ Such are men !" replied the "Love overcomes all thing's,” | Angel. “ Behold again !" said Adoniah. “ This must lighten

He gazed once more. One of the the way to them, and will surely Pilgrims stumbled, for he was walklead them to the end at last.” ing heedlessly, and fell near the edge

“Look !” said the Angel, and of a precipice. Adoniah beheld. One of the Wan- “ Alas! cried the Child," would derers turned aside into another that some hand were stretched forth path, saying: “ To me, this path to raise him up." seems the best.” And some followed Another now approached, who him. Then. a band of the others jested over the fallen one; a second fell upon them, insulting them with pushed him nearer to the precipice; rage and bitterness."

à third cast him scornfully into the “How is this?” asked Adoniah, deep abyss. full of astonishment.

Adoniah shuddered, and The Angel said, “Because these claimed, “Is this the Earth ?” depart from the high road, and follow Then the Angel pointed to some a separate path."

who had gained the Height. They “How strange,” exclaimed the journeyed peacefully, with a steadchild, “for they have all one object fast, onward gaze; and the glow in view; and if these go astray, from their no longer distant Home why have not the rest rather com- already shone upon their brow.

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When Adoniah saw this, he em- by a miniature apparition of himbraced his heavenly Guide, and said, self, -very like, but with misshapen joyfully, "Now I know that I am head, and distorted features, and a blessed, so early to have ended my hideous look about the eyes. He Pilgrimage.”

went on working more briskly with his brush and leather, and tried to

throw the fancy off: but the little THE EXPEDITIOUS FROG. imp mimicked all his actions, grinA Fox came one day at full speed and broadening its dwarfish head,

ning and grimacing, lengthening to a pond to drink. A frog who

and every now and then turning was sitting there, began to croak at him—“Be off with you, or I'II topsy-turvy, and fairly standing on

its crown.

He uttered all the swallow you,” said the fox. The

charms he could think of for scaring frog, however, replied; give yourself such airs, I am

cruel sprites, but it only mocked him,

and mummed at him all the more. swifter than you !” At this the

Some of the maids came in prefox laughed; but, as the frog per- sently, and of course set up a scream. sisted in boasting of his swiftness, Then followed the hubbub which the fox said at length, “Now, then, had reached his master's ears. we will both run to the next town, and we shall see which can go the

• We must send for a holy faster.” Then the fox turned round, preacher, to lay the evil beast," and as he did so, the frog leapt up

said the worthy master. into his bushy tail. Off went the

The good man came, and thus fox, and when he reached the gate addressed the gaping guests :-"My of the city he turned round again to friends, prithee be still, and listen see if he could spy the frog coming to my words. Our silly John here, after him. The fox after looking the butler, has truly seen an image all about without being able to see of himself. There are sundry in the frog, turned round once more to the world, who witness an everyenter the city. Then the frog called day sight, and straightway conjure out to him, “So! you are come at up a ghost. The grim monster last? I am just going back again, moves before them, turning him for I really thought you meant not

upside down, and inside out, a disto come at all!”-Fairy Tales from 1 torted shadow of the truth. They all Nations.-A. R. Montalba.

first grow pale, and then red, and utter idle charms against it; or

scream, and faint away. Yes, truly THE HOLLOW SPOON. he was looking on an image of himTHERE was some terrible distur

self; he was looking on a hollow

SPOON! bance in the butler's pantry, which filled the whole household with alarm. The master, who was still entertaining his guests in the draw

BE CONTENTED. ing-room after dinner, sharply rang the bell, and inquired what all the Our happiest, fittest state, my dear, uproar was about. The butler made

Be sure is that we're given here, his appearance, ashy pale and trem

And boy, or girl, we're better far, bling. He said, that while busily Just where we're set, and as we are. engaged in cleaning up his plate below, he had been suddenly startled

Moral Songs for Children.

THOUGHTS, HINTS, AND BOOKS FOR YOU.

MEDITATIONS ON THE LORD'S PRAYER.

MONDAY MORNING.

Thy Kingdom come:” O SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD! As | Thy Name's sake Thou wilt still ever I hope to see Thy KINGDOM defend, by the support of the Cross, COME, do Thou bring Thine inward all whom Thou makest to rejoice in KINGDOM to bear more on my heart its honour-yea, that with this and life! Reign in me, I would strength for our staff

, our perfection, beseech Thee, by Thy grace here, our soul's health, the preventer os as hereafter 'I would that Thou evil, the procurer of good, Thou shouldst reign by glory! SUN OF shouldst give us all grace and help, BIGHTEOUNESS ! shine forth, and to make it the renewed choice of make my heart Thy dwelling. whole hearts and holy purposes, place—Thyself its glory. That that the Lord Jesus reign over every energy preserved by Thy every wayward will and affection, good Providence unto this morn- from this time forth and for evering may be devoted to the fur. more !—and that every corruption therance of a KINGDOM of unity and evil imagination that would and love !-yea, even a reign of rise up to darken our complaints grace and charity!! My days on and interrupt our vows, should be earth are few at most, short at subdued into obedience to Him ! longest, unsure at surest. Would Lord, wilt Thou not build up and that whilst it is called to-day Thou perfect such desires ? wilt Thou not wouldst disperse and clear with Thy plead Thine Own cause, with our strong beams all_that interposes hearts, by making us witnesses of betwixt me and Thee--for truly constraining love and that blessed distempered souls, cold hearts, and hope which purifies—even His slow desires witness against our glorious appearing again to judge the daily prayer Thy KINGDOM COME, world in righteousness? Oh! that and should bring us to great con- looking for and longing for His fusion of face!—The daily reckoning coming should not more overturn of our dead affections and bondage delight in this hollow world and all to the things of sense, stand in fear- its empty joys! that, – that one ful judgment of our words !--and great and filling thought should not what shall we answer Thee Lord more displace and overthrow all God of our salvation, our trust is expectations from the creature: in Thee-in “reckoning ourselves Surely, if darkened eyes and veiled dead unto sin, and alive again unto hearts could catch one glimpse, or righteousness” through Thy great think one thought of perfect day, and mighty grace in Christ Jesus— they would thirst after it, even as in the power of His resurrection- the hart panteth for the water in mingling our polluted prayers brook-watch for it as they that in with His intercessions—in sheltering darkness watch for morning light! ourselves under the shadow of His As a Nation, too, we would be cross we dare to approach Thee (most seech of Thee to take our cause in Holy One, of purer Eyes than to hand, and let our cry, our bitter behold iniquity), and plead, that for cry, reach unto the Heavens. We are brought very low, and the glory, and Thou alone our satisfy. waters have well nigh overflowed ing, filling portion through all us, and we would pray of Thee to eternity!! remember Thy covenant of life and For Thine is the KINGDOM, the peace with Thy Church, and "shew Power and the Glory, for ever and us some token for good; that they ever! Amen. which hate us may see it and be ashamed, because Thou, Lord, hast DO RIGHT, AND LET PEOPLE holpen us and comforted us"

TALK. “Wherefore should they now say Such was the advice of that good among the people, Where is now and practical man St. Francis de their God?" Oh! spare Thy people Sales,-advice at all tiraes valuable, good Lord-spare Thy people, and and especially applicable to the give not Thine heritage to reproach ! present time, when each individual redress our wrongs and avenge thinks himself entitled to interfere Thine Own, and let not Thy Throne with matters which do not concem of glory be disgraced !! For Thine | him. Own Name's sake wilt Thou not re- I was going, says his friend the pair the desolations of Thy Church, Bishop of Bellay, to preach one year and turn the hearts of our rulers, during Lent at Paris, and he taught and all that are put in authority me by the following anecdote to over us, to Thy fear? Lord God make small account of the judginent Almighty ! if Thou wouldst guard of the world :-The Superior of a us against all of deeper speech and College, said he, had given a poor more subtil dealing than ourselves old man the care of the clock, in —that take counsel, but not of order to provide him with some Thee—that strengthen themselves employment, which might occupy in the strength of Pharaoh, and him without being laborious. Havtrust in the shadow of Egypt and ing discharged this office for some be our arm every morning, so that time, he came to the Superior, and none of their weapons prosper to declared, that in no situation during our hurt,-fighting against them in the whole course of his life had he Thire Own behalf, and letting Thine experienced so much difficulty and enemies be their enemies—then, vexation. “How can this be?" though an host of men were en- said the Superior, “why, you have camped against us,-yet need not nly to pull up the weights twice our hearts be afraid !! Oh, teach us in the day !" 'Oh, it is not that," what to pray for as we ought, replied he, “but I am tormented on and then hear Thou our prayer and

all sides.

“ How so ?” asked the supplication in Heaven, Thy dwell. Superior. “Because," resumed the ing-place, and maintain our cause ! old

6 when the clock loses, the Let us not be faithless but believing! students' in the College complain, Oh! Father, Which art in Heaven, and to satisfy them, I put it on a may Tay KINGDOM COME! Hasten little. The townspeople then fly at the time when Thy Church shall be me, saying that the clock goes too all one in Thee, as Thou and Thy | fast ; and if I put it back to please Son are together ONE that time, them, the others immediately renew when the work and effect of righte- their complaints ; so that my head ousness shall be peace, quietness, and is quite bewildered among them all.” assurance for ever! the days of our The Superior, to console him, said mourning over-our heart's bitter- to him, “ I will give you a piece of nesses in this world swallowed up in good advice, which will re-establish

man,

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