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CONGREGATIONAL BOARD OF EDUCATION.

THE NORMAL AND THE MODEL BCHOOL.

UNDER this title, a most interesting little volume has been published by Mr. Snow, which has been, by mere accident, sadly neglected by us. It consists of “ an Inaugural Discourse, delivered at the opening of the Congregational Board of Education Normal School, Liverpool-street, Finsbury, August 23d, 1848, by Algernon Wells;" and an “Inaugural Discourse, delivered at the opening of the Congregational Board of Education Model Schools, Jewin-street, London, January 14th, 1849, by William J. Unwin, M.A., Principal of the Normal School ; with Notes, Illustrations, Views, and Plans."

It would be difficult to speak too highly of these lectures. They are replete with the best suggestions, and the best information on the subject of education, considered in its popular aspects. Mr. Wells's lecture is in his

own sensible, glowing, and convincing style, full of thoughts which Congregationalists need to ponder. And Mr. Unwin's, which proves his fitness for the post he occupies, is an invaluable treasure to all who are either devoted to the work of tuition, or who are looking forward to it. It is, moreover, fitted to be extensively useful wherever the churches are engaged in originating or perfecting educational plans. Mr. Unwin is master of his subject; and, in his Appendix, has furnished a vast amount of information on all topics connected with the efficient conduct of the schools, now so generally springing up in the Congregational Denomination.

We cannot but express a strong desire that wherever there is a Congregational School this volume may find a place.

PRIZE ESSAY ON POPERY. We have now to announce that the ad- The first Prize will have an award of judicators of this Prize are the Rev. John Twenty Pounds,-the second, of Ten, -and the Stoughton, of Kensington ; the Rev. William third, of Five. Campbell, A.M., late of Stockton; and the The Essays, with the words “Prize Essays" Rev. John Morison, D.D., LL.D.

written upon them, must be sent to Messrs. N.B.—The Essays may be sent in till the Ward and Co., Booksellers, Paternoster Row. 1st of April, 1850.

THE CALLS ARE SO MANY. This is one of the most common complaints she was perfectly ashamed to find that she of those who are called upon to contribute to had spent so much and given so little. She charitable objects: “The calls are so many," found that the calls were not

so very they say.

Now, let us inquire into this many." matter.

2. If the calls are so many,yet do not make 1. Are they really so many? Reckon that a reason for refusing them all. I fear them up. Perhaps they are not, after all, so that some do. But surely, that the calls are many as you imagine. Anything which an- so many, is no reason that you should not noys us at intervals, is apt to be considered comply with some of them. It is only a as coming oftener than it really does. When reason why you should not comply with all. a man has rent to pay, how frequently quar- Meet one-half of them generously, if you ter-day seems to come round! But it is not cannot meet them all. You acknowledge 60 with him who is the receiver. The calls that there ought to be some calls, when you are not, in fact, so many as yon imagine. I complain that they are so many: asked a wealthy lady once, who thought she 3. If the calls are many, are they more than gave a great deal away in charity, to keep an the wants ? Ought they not to be as many? accurate account for one year, of all she gave Would you have the calls fewer than the away, particularly to the religious charities; wants? That would never do;-then some (which are those that are most complained wants would never be supplied. Besides, of;) and I predicted that she would find, at you should consider who makes or permits the close of the year, that her donations had the wants--and therefore the calls-to be so been less than she imagined. She did so, and many, lest your complaint cast a reflection at the end of the year came to me, and said on God. If the calls are so many—too many,

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and we must dispense with some, which shall they be?

Widows and orphans, and the poor generally, you dare not, as you fear God, except from your charities. Will you refuse the call of the Bible agent, or the Tract agent ? Will you withhold from Foreign Missions, or from Home Missions, or from both? Or will you say, “ We will contribute to send out and support missionaries both at home and abroad; but we will not aid in their education Let them get that as they can. Let them make their way through the academy, the college, and the theological seminary as they can. And let Sunday schools establish and support themselves; and temperance agents see, since they are so much in favour of abstinence, if they cannot get along without the staff of life.” For my part, I do not know what calls to except, and therefore I judge the safer way to be to receive none.

4. If the calls are many, the expenditures are more; and we not only spend, but waste, in more ways than we give.

5. If the calls you receive are so many, suppose, in order to avoid them, that you make some. Turn agent for some society, and you shall see how much more pleasant it is to make calls than to receive them. We will excuse you from contributing, if you will solicit. But that you would not like at all. * You cannot bear begging. It is the most unpleasant thing in the world to apply to people for money." Very well; if you decline this branch of the alternative, then do not complain of the other. If you will not turn out and make the calls, you must sit still and

receive them. It is the easier part; and you ought to be good-natured when you receive one of these calls—ay, and even grateful to the man who comes to you, that he affords you another opportunity of offering one of the sacrifices with which God is well pleased, without going out of your way to do it. Others must go about to do good, but you can sit still and do good.

6. If the calls are so many, this importunity will not last long. Not more than seventy or eighty years does it ever continue. If it is an annoyance, you can bear it a few years.

In eternity you will never receive these or any other calls. I know several richi men whose last calls were made on them in 1833.

Do these calls pester you? Ther bless others. Yonder is a poor woman reading the Bible which your money paid for. And there is another weeping over a tract which she owes to your donation. And there is a third blessing the good people that support domestic missions: and there is a heathen mother, bo, perhaps, would have immolated her child, if your contribution had not helped to send her the gospel. Do you hear that young man? How well he preaches! You assisted to educate him. Dear friend, do not complain, but welcome every call; treat all the agents with civility, and do as much as you any way can for the various benevolent objects; for " the time is short," and all the regret which your liberality will occasion you I will sent to suffer.--Dr. Nerins.

HYMN FOR CHRISTMAS.

ADAPTED TO THE SPANISH CHANT.

FAR, far from realms of light
Slowly descending;
Clothed in fair robes of light,

Angels are bending.
Hark, hark, the words they say,
Jesus is born to-day;
Send all your fears away,

Come and adore him.
Low lies his infant head,
Peacefully slumbering,
While round his manger-bed

Angels attend him.
Good-will and peace on earth
Came at the Saviour's birth;
Shout it with rapturous mirth-

Come and adore him,

Sinners, he left for you
Mansions of glory;
Sinners, he died for you,

Marvellous story!
Come, come, he waits to bless,
If you your sins confess,
He will your woes redress

Come and adore him.
Saints, join the wide-spread song,
Bring anthems loud and long,
To him our thanks belong-

Sing hallelujah.
All hail, thou glorious King,
We will our tribute bring,
We will thy praises sing,

And all adore thee.
Torquay.

M. B.

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MEMOIRS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
Rev. J. Churchill

589
H. J. Cruinp

225
J. Griffiths

77
John Hill

157
James Jackson

617
George Jones

169, 230
W. Jones

197
W. Madgwick

30
E. Newton

642
Mrs. Prout

281
Rev. Andrew Ritchie

561
Smith, Rev. D.

364
Thomas Starks
Thos. Stenner

. 505
John Styles, D.D.

393
W. Warlow

673
John Wilson, Esq.

337
Rev. George Young, D.D.

113
ESSAYS AND LETTERS.

Bible, the best Book for the Closet 513
Character and Letters of Cornelius
Winter

622
Christianity: No. 1. Not Ritualism

347
No. 2. Not Rationalism. 403

No. 3. The Wisdom and
Power of God

455
College Recollections of Dr. Payne 182
Conscience-a Preacher

572
Continuance of Children on the Chris-
tian Ministry

14
Letter to the Editor on the
Subject

15
Editor's Notes and Criticisms 20
Contributions towards “ Materials for

Thought" . 72, 187, 295, 353, 465,577
Do you ask for the Holy Spirit 680
Do you Pray in Secret?

633
in your Family? .

635
Duke of Argyll on Tractarian Notions 73
God's Presence-a Nonconformist Me-
morial

171
Extract from Rev. W. H. Storell's
Work on the Spirit

511

Page
ESSAYS AND LETTERS.
Evangelical Clergy, and Baptismal
Regeneration

461
Execution of J. B. Rush

296
Hints on Social Prayer and Preaching 129

to Ministers on Economising their
Strength

186
How to interest Children in Sermons . 75
I have done Giving .

684
Itinerancy Extraordinary

129
Judgments of God.

574
Letter on the Memoir of the late Mrs.
Sherman

463
rom the Rev. J. Newton to
Mr. T. Raban, of Olney

464
Letters, The, of Cowper illustrative of
his Character

123
Millennium, The, How will it be
brought about?

627
Ministers and Missions. No. i. The
Missionary Spirit.

. 117
No. 2. The Pulpit

173
No. 3. The Missionary
Prayer Meeting

234
No. 4. The Young 287

No. 5. The Missionary An-
niversary

342
No. 6. On Organisation 397
Nine Days from Home

518
Noel, The Hon. and Rev. Baptist, and
the Established Church

61
Observations on National Judgments. 522
Professor Tholuck's Hours of Devo-
tion

681
Progress of Romanism in the United
kingdom

11
Protestant Apathy

6
Religious Conversation

683
Rev. E. Craig's Appeal for Rev. J.
Shore.

292
Thoughts on Inspiration against cur.
rent Speculations .

365
on Sabbath Sanctification

242
for Retired Moments

408

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Essays AND LETTERS.
Thoughts on Charity

526
Tractarian Novels.

64
Twelve Reasons against Separate Ser-
vioes for Children

74
Unions, To Country

128
Youthful Reading—Richard Baxter 517
Warning to the Young

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Advent Hymn.

23
Be kind to each other

297
Beloved Brother, To Memory of a 467
Chorus—from Rev.S. Spinks's Pharaoli 189
Christian Friendship

686
Christian Union

579
Christian Warfare

244
Cloud or Sun

432
Death. Rom. vi. 23.

686
Death of a Child three years old 467
Devastations of Cholera

527
Doomed Man, The

579
Freedom of the Mind

356
Hope of Israel.

579
Hymn for Christinas

706
Language, The English

410
“Lord, belp, or we perish”

466
May, The Festal Month

243
Milton on his loss of Sight

357
New Year's Day

77
Pestilence

527
“ Prove all Things"

410
Ragged Schools

23
Sacramental Hymn

685
Sketch, A

131
Song for the Sea

467
Sunday School

ib.
The Lord doth all things well

686
“ Verily there is a God".

579
Year, The coming

22

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REVIEW OF Books.

Page
Buchanan's Description of Church of
Scotland

411
Burder's Notes on Prophecies of Apo-
calypse

132
Chalmers' Prelections on Butler, &c.
Champneys' Floating Lights

139
Index to Scripture Readings 474
Cheever's Hill Difficulty

420
Clarke's Foreign Theological Library 360
Couder's Harmony of History with
Prophecy

28

134
Corner's (Miss) Scripture Stories for
Children

139
Cumming's Communion Table :

. 474
D'Aubigné's Protector

26
Davidson's Introduction to the New
Testament

637
Davis's (J.) American Scenes and
Christian Slavery

196
Davis's (w.) Difficulties of Education 27
Duke of Argyll's Presbytery Examined 138
Eadie's Biblical Cyclopædia

25
Inspiration

334
Education Pocket Book

642
Edwards's Parental Comfort

363
Egypt, A Popular Description of 419
Etheridge's Apostolical Acts and Epis-
tles

137
Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book : 691
Foote's Lectures on Luke

197
Funeral Sermons for Rev. J. Stark
Gilbert Wardlaw's Experimental Evi-
dence.

585
Gray's Earth's Antiquity

194
Green's Biblical and Theological Dic.
tionary

363
Hamilton's Memoir of Lady Colquhoun 534
Harris's Man Primeval

190
Illustrations of a State Church

82
Ingram Cobbin's Domestic Bible • 586
Isaac Taylor's Loyola

361
James's Tribute to the Founders of

the London Missionary Society 362
Jubilee Memorial of Scottish Congre-

gational Churches
Jukes's History of Bunyan's Church . 251
Juvenile Missionary Magazine . 420
King's Messiah's Advent .

27
Returning Prodigal

i.
Kitto's Journal of Sacred Literature 690
Lateinos.

473
Layard's Nineveh

. 192
Leifchild's Christian Emigrant

535
Macaulay's Essays, Critical and His-
torical

533
History of England 80

134
McFarlane's Mountains of the Bible . 138
Matthew Henry's Commentary. New
Edition

26
Middleton's Astronomy, and Use of

the Globes

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REVIEW OF BOOKs.

304

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Alexander's “Spirits of Just Men made
perfect "

196
Allom's, Elizabeth-Death Scenes 27
Bagster's Polyglot Bible, English Ver-
sion

588
Bible of every Land. 641
Baptism-Confessions of a Convert 419
Barrett's Christ in the Storm

363
Binney's Service of Song .

81
the Closet and the Church ib.
Blackburn's Mountain Monarchies
British Quarterly Review .

137
473

690
Brown's (Baldwin) Study of First
Principles

474
Brown's (D.) Christ's Second Coming 686
Brown's (M.) Wreath around the Cross 420
Brook's Consolation for the Afflicted. 28

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REVIEW OF BOOKS.

Page
Moore's Man and his Motives

252
Morell's Philosophy of Religion . 244

297
Morison's Voice to the Churches 641
Moses Stuart's Old Testament Canon 361
National Cyclopædia of Useful Know-

642

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528
Newman Hall's “ It is I”

363
Christian Philosopher
Triumphing over Death

586
Noel's Union of Church and State 78
Christian Baptism

580
North British Review

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Ollerenshaw's Seventh-day Slavery , 587
Original Tales

26
Panton Ham's Life and Death

468
Passover Feasts, by a Lady

362
Protestant Dissenter's Almanack 691
Dissenter's Penny Almanack

ib.
Sargent's, A. M., Familiar Lessons 534
Seymour's Mornings among the Jesuits 588
Sheppard's Communion with God in
private

ib.
Sherman's Pastor's Wife

23
Smith's Christian matured for Heaven 417
Spinks's Pharaoh

195
Spring Flowers and Summer Blossoms 139
Sympathy of Jesus, a Sermon for Capt.
Paton

252
Stebbing's Life and Times of Calvin

136
Stowell's Work on the Holy Spirit 357
Teacher's Offering for 1848

27
The People's Dictionary of the Bible . 136
The Two Sufferers contrasted

81
Thomas Wilson's Memoir

305
Thomas's Crisis of Being

588
Toller's Discourses on Ruth

193
Viney's Past and Future

689
Vaughan's History, Philosophy, and
Theology

253
Age and Christianity 360
Williamson's Memoir of Rev.C. Simeon 139
Winslow's Grace and Truth

363
Works recently published .

83
306
363
536

Albion Chapel, Southampton

543
American Bible Society

. 481
Board

180
Anecdote of Cowper

426
Anecdotes, Striking

. 576
Arbitration instead of War

145
Are we better than our Fathers? 648
Asylum for Idiots

255
Baptist Irish Society

. 313
Missionary Society

312
Bathside, Harwich Jubilee Services 260
Bethnal Green New Chapel

. 542
Bermondsey Murder

· 692
Bible Society

310
Translation Society

313
Bishop of London, and the London
Missionary Society

309
Bishop of Exeter and Mr. Shore 253
Bishopsgate Street Chapel, Rev. H.
Townley

596
Bolton

. 599
Boys' Mission Schooi

145
Bowden Downs, Manchester

318
British and Foreign Sailors' Society 316
Missions

ib.
Society for the Jews

316
Bulford, Wilts

318
Burwash, Sussex

ib.
Cambridge

149
Case of Rev. J. Blackburn

692
Dr. Campbell's Remarks

693
Castlegate Street Chapel, Shrewsbury 597
Charmouth, Dorset

319
Chester-le-street, Durham

479
Chiswick, Middlesex

148
Cholera, considered Psychologically 651
Christchurch, Hants

544
Christian Instruction Society

314

543
Church of Scotland Missionary Asso-
ciation

310
Church Missionary Society Jubilee 87

Annual
Meeting

314
City Road Congregational Chapel

420
Claims of Evangelical Magazine 597
Cockermouth

479
Congregational Board of Education . 705
Congregational Lecture for 1849 145
School, Lewisham 147

- 478
Union

309
Autumnal Meet-
ing

592
Coverdale Chapel, Limehouse

84, 695
Cross Street Chapel, Barnstaple

429
Distribution of Profits

89
425

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