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permit them to purchase one of the larger periodicals. For such this publication was originally started ; and they are not only those to whom we naturally look for aid, but their position in society among those of their own class enables them to do for us what individuals in superior circumstances could not, or might not be disposed, to accomplish.

“The times" just now are unfavourable, and hence we would urge all our present subscribers to put forth a little extra energy among their friends and companions to gain additional subscribers for the coming year. Indeed every year, through deaths, removals, .and other causes, we calculate on some decrease, which can only be replenished by the kind efforts of our present subscribers to find a few new subscribers in their respective localities. But we do not recollect a year when an effort of this kind was more necessary than for that which is approaching. We would, therefore, earnestly press upon every one of our present readers to set about this work during the early part of the month of December. Dont indulge the mere wish that it may be done, which would be useless, but set about it at once, and it will be done.

We have thus, in plain terms, stated our case, and set our present position in full view of our friends. We are not skilled in “the art of puffing," and if we were we have no faith in it for ultimate and permanent prosperity. Very often it is a mere sham—an attempt to foist the spurious in the place of the genuine article. We would rather appeal to our doings. If we have upon the whole done something to the glory of God and the honour of Christ -if we have in any degree promoted a better feeling towards each other among the various sections of Evangelical Baptists—if we have done much to vindicate the despised doctrine of believers baptism, if we have aided Sabbath School, Tract, and Open-air Preaching operations—if we have maintained, against all comers, the spirituality of the Redeemer's kingdom and the erroneous folly of state churches--if we have been fearless in exposing the evils which curse the world, especially Slavery, War, and Drunkennessthen, we think, we may, without presumption, claim a continuance and an increase of support from all those who hold these matters as of importance to the great cause of Religion, Morality, and Civilization.

And let not our humble services be despised. Ponderous “Quarterlies" may have their admirers, and larger “Monthlies” may have their supporters. We envy

them not. Let them not look down on us with proud scorn. We have our readers as well as they. Yes : the time has come when not only richer but poorer men have a literature of their own, adapted to their pockets and their tastes, and we rejoice that we have had a hand in introducing it. Woe to Britain, should it ever be again suppressed, or be conducted only by the agents of infidelity or superstition !

But we have done. We cheerfully leave ourselves and our publication in the hands of Him, whose we are and whom we serve, to whom, with the Lamb that was slain and hath redeemed us to God by his blood, and the Holy Spirit the Comforter, be all glory and praise through endless ages. Amen!

Leicester, December 1, 1855.

137

138

ESSAYS.
“Watch and pray”

330

Pretence for this Great War

1

Our one life

359

Autobiography of Rev. W. Jay

5

The departing year

360

The South-east of Europe

33 Via crucis, via lucis ..

360

A Whisper for Peace

38 Waiting ..

360

The Philosopby, Evils, and Expenses

REVIEWS

of War

65

97

Nicholas, the late Czar..

Confessions of faith..

9

Minature History of the Baptists

129 Records of the churcbes

9

Impediments to Evangelical Missions 193 Sunday school union publications .. 10

“ The World's Future"

259 Eclectic Review

10

True Translations of the Bible

289 Soepes of village labour

10

Wbat made England what it is

293 True stories for chiidren

10

Contest for “the Holy Places" . 321, 353 Things new and old..

10

Fall of Jerusalem and the Dispersion 357

The tree of life

10

Bible Translation society

4:2

BAPTIST ANNIVERSARIES. Does Christianity sanction war

73

Bible translation society

162, 225 A great mystery

73

Baptist union

163

Memoir of Old Humphrey

106

Home missionary society

164, 222 Jewish drama

107

Irish society

164, 259 Temptations of Christ ..

107

Foreign missionary society .. 165, 232 Prophetic subjects

137

General baptist annual association 265 Scripture lessons

137

Pilot of the Galilean lake..

SPIRITUAL CABINET.

Christian thought on life

137

Christ offered

41 What is a christian ?

Grandest operations ..

41 Christianity as it is

170

World beyond the grave

70

Modern Popery ..

170

Ligbt beyond the grave

70 Prayer and the var

201

But after death?

71

Death of Mr. Henry Althans

201

What after death?

72

Memoir of ditto

201

An important question..

105 Evangelical missions

201

Faith, the medium of vision

105

Character and its conquests

201

Value tbis Redeemer

105

Memoir of Rev. J. G. Pike

Christ died, rose,

and revived ..

135

Baptist manual, 1855

237

Lord of dead and living

135
Growth in grace

238

Growth of the soul

168

Religious Tract Society

238

Spiritual growth ...

168

Gunn's scripture lessons

298

Goodness and greatness

168

Publications of book society

298

One year in heaven

296

May I go to the ball ?

Pastoral solicitude

329

The starting in life

298,

The happy life

298

POETRY.

Poor letter H

298

Zion all beautiful..

9 Hard words made easy..

298

Sonnet

41 Captain Helley Viccars

330

“Only Waiting"

41 History of Russian war

330

Beyond the river

72 Almanacks for 1856..

361

National hymn

105

Rabboni

137

CORRESPONDENCE.

Christ precious

137 Sanday school teaching

11

Heaven

169 Union of baptists

12, 269, 333

Slavery and war

169 Neglect of week-night services

42

“Qur joy and crown"

169 Ministerial perplexities

Thy kingdom come"..

200 Rev. C. H. Spurgeon

108, 138, 202

The waters of life

200 A Sabbath morning in Exeter Hall 171

Death of the righteous ..

200 Sermon at Maze Pond ..

173

“Dark places of the earth"

236 Upited States

265

Labour for Christ..

236 Trip to Crystal Palace .

299, 331

“Kyrie Eleeison"

264

Homeward bound..

264

CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY.

The suffering Saviour

297 Preacbing to emigrants

13

The triumph of faith

297 One hundred years ago..

A paraphrase

330 Spiritual labours of laymen

.. 298

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Sergeant Major of Waterloo

76 Dacca, 81, 145, 242, 274--Dinagepoor, 51 –

Whitfield preaching in Moorfields 109 Haurah, 274–Jessore, 273–Maulmain, 51

Importance of humblest individual 142-Narsigdarchoke, 51, 274–Rangoon, 51-

A word in season ..

143 Orissa, Berhampore, 51.

Recovery of waste places ..

175 JAMAICA.-Savannah-la-Mar, 81-Spanish
Congregational worship in Paris 202 Town, 113-Salter's Hill, 113, 206.
Open-air services ..

203, 302 UNITED STATE8.--Interestiug Scene, 17
The extraordinary efforts of 1855 269 -Baptismal Scene, 49.
The London Jew

303 Nova Scotia, 177.
Lecture to working classes ..

334
335

DOMESTIC.
Wanted in Great Britain
Helping others to help themselves 361 Abeerdeen, 18--Abersychan, 19, 178

Aberdare, 52, 339—Astley Bridge, 147, 308

NARRATIVES AND ANECDOTES.

Andover, 147 – Arosby, 180 — Ashburton,

John Newton

15210-Audlem, 211, 307 -Abingdon, 244–

John Ryland ..

16 Apglesea, 366.

Iminacalate conception

45 Birmingham, 20, 52, 147, 180, 210, 274,

Visit to the Japanese

46 | 275, 365-Burnham, 20--Brandon, 53-

Curious sect of Jews..

47 Bedford, 82, 148, 341-Bath, 82, 148, 306 —

Robert Hall

47 Bugbrook, 82 – Bow, 19, 114- Bwylchy-

Sidney Smith and Dr. Carey

48 samey, 116 - Beverley, 145—Broseley, 147,

Rare old coin

48 208, 307, 310 — Bridgend, 147, 2018, 242-

The Mississippi by night

48 Bishops Stortford, 148, 307 --Breachwood

Starting children in the world

49 Green, 178, 339-Brabourne, 172—Bristol,

Present state of Italy

78 180-Boroughbridge, 180-Burwell, 181–

Wallachia thirty years ago

79 Brough, 208-Braunstone, 208—Bircbcliffe,

Greek and Latin churches

79 210 - Banbury, 210, 270, 340— Black water,

Cave of Adullam

80 211, 307— Burslem, 213, 340-Burnley,

Hundred years ago

80 275, 311 - Beulah, 276 – Bideford, 365.

Popish Canonization

110 Crayford, 18, 177-Cardiff, 51, 339-

Recollections of Wilberforce

112 Clevedon, 52 --Cradley, 114-Chalford, 115,

Papal quoting

112 208-Cowbridge, 145-Chipping Sodbury,

D. D. diplomas

112180 Chelsea, 181 - Cottenham, 207–

Queen Charlotte on War

143 Castle Donington, 211 – Crowle, 242

Emperor of Austria

144 Caerwent, 306.

Destruction by insects

14+ Dublin, 82—Derby, 178–Diss, 210.

Bishops and sypods

144 Earby, 19, 115, 211, 367 - Exeter, 82–

Immortality of authors

175 East Parley, 276 - Evesham, 367.

Railway carriages predicted..

176 Folkestone, 20, 116, 179, 338-Ford, 208.

Sidney Smith and John Foster

176

Greenwich, 19, 242, 310 - Gladestry, 52,

A martyr's prayer

176 114, 243, 275–Grimsby, 21), 275, 365-

Richard Harris, Esq., M.P.,

203 | Gambleside, 306.

Rev. J. G. Pike

238 Haddenham, 18, 210-Hull, 51, 179, 211

Palestine

270 Hammersmith, 51 Holyhead, 52

Political Persecutions

271 Haverfordwest, 81-Halifax, 20, 82, 145,

Affecting Facts of the War

272 180, 211, 242, 243, 367 – Horeb, 115 – Har.

Russian Superstition

273 | borne, 147-Hitchin, 210, 308–Hatch, 210

The Field after the Fight

303 -Hadlow, 277-Hemvock, 307—Highgate,

Decreased sale of spirits

304 337—Heywood, 365-Helmdon, 366.

Strange if true ..

304 Ipswich, 20, 148, 276 - Irvine, 115 -

Babylon..

305 Inskip, 146 – Isle Abbots, 181.

Assyrian antiquities ..

336

Kilmington, 20-Kilham, 147-Kerry,

A rare bishop

337 | 181 -Kingsbridge, 211.

A noble voluntary

337 London, Salter's Hall, 116–Commercial

Persecution of Protestants in France .. 362 Road, 114-East Street, Walworth, 19, 243

Protestant superstition

363 - Moorfields, Welsh Baptists, 19, 146, 179,

Archdeacon Sinclair on preaching 364 | 209-Spencer Place, Goewell Road, 179—

Lord John Russell

361 John Street, 146- Providence Chapel, Shore-

ditch, 19--New Park Street, 19, 82, 115,

BAPTISMS.

243, 305, 340.

Leieester, 20, 178 - Louth, 180—Liver-

pool, 20, 116, 146, 181, 209, 241,338, 365-

INDIA.—Sibsagor, Assam, 51–Nowgong, Leamington, 19 - Llandilloes, 52– Land.

Assom, 145–Agra, 51, 274- Barisal, 51, beach, 209 --Luton, 146—Llanhilleth, 276

273-Beerbhoom, 81–Calcutta, 51, 274–– Llanelly, 148, 181, 211, 366 - Leigh.

Comillah, 145, 241 - Dum Dum, 145— 1 ton, 366.

FOREIGN

343

Wen

Manorbear, 81, 276—Milford, 148—Mon- Separate services

182 213

Nouth, 244 -- Maidstone, 308 – Montrose, Ragged school anecdotes

218

339 - March, 365.

Young women's class

245

Newcastle, 18, 81, 116, 178, 277, 3074 | Sabbath school system

278
Nottingbam, 53, 179—North Curry, 211– Conversion of scholars

278
Newcastle Emlyn, 307, 339 - Necton, 310. Canvass at Birmingham

809

Oakbam, 177, 310–Old Basford, 181. Excursion

310

Preston, 18-Peterborough, 20 – Pres. To teachers

310

teign, 52-Paultou, 146 - Pattisball and Visiting scholars at home

342

Eastcote, 187-Parley, 207-Poulner, 208 Sabbath schools versus horse races.. 368

-Pope Hill, 243-Paisley, 207, 277, 340

RELIGIOUS TRACTS.

Pen-y-pont, 308—Pembroke, 367.

Ramsbottom, 148– Riddings, 209–Rother Special notice

23

ham, 210—Rowley and Shotley, 276–Rye- Applications

119, 279

ford, 276 - Ringstead, 277,367 - Retford, 365 Donations

23, ii9, 215, 246, 311

Sheffield, 17, 145, 340—Sardis, 18– Summary of donations

23

Sutton-in-Ashfield, 53, 178, 308—Sutton- Scene in an Italian village .

55

on-Trent, 148-Salford, 148-Saffron Wal- Protestant Placards

55

den, 179 – Sabden, 181– Swansea, 211– A few facts

86
Sunnyside, 275 — Sutton-in-Elms, 275- Good book writing

151
Saundersfoot, 277, 308-Sutton St. James, Another instance

152
307 - Sandhurst, 308.

Precious seed

152
Tunbridge Wells, 52—Trowbridge, 180, Essex

183
367-- Twerton, 208, 367—Tarporley, 338– Somersetshire

183

Tredegar, 366

France

215

Velinvoel, 207.

New arrangements

215, 247

Wrotham, 115 - Wakefield, 116, 147 -

The fool's pence

Waterfoot, 148 — Wigan,148, 179

INTELLIGENCE.

dover, 179— Wirksworth, 181, 209 - Whee-
lock Heath, 209 — Witton Park, 210-

BAPTIST--FOREIGN
Wyken, 243 - Wokingham, 277 — White. Affecting incident
brook, 341-Woodside, 3-10.

Burmah ..

216
France

152

BAPTISM FACTS AND ANECDOTES.

Jamaica .

120

Records of the churches

21 83 New Zealand

216, 343

Sponsors and sprinkling ..

53 Prussia

343, 812

Sprinkling before matrimony

53 Sweden

24

A baptismal sermon..

83 United States

56

Baptisms (?) extraordinary .

117 Canada

280, 311

Bigotry and ignorauce,

149

Another instance

149

DOMESTIC.

Infant sprinkling in New Engluud.. 182 Aberdare

25

Four facts

.. 182 A veteran baptist

88

The baptismal controversy

182 A baptist baronet

89

Clerical refusals to bury

211 Aldis, Kev. J.

89

A man baptizing himself ..

212 Accrington

280

Baptismal fees

.. 213 | Associations, London

88

The church wardens of Worksop

213

Shropshire

121

Modern State-churchism

244

Midland

217

A Martyr's testimony

277

East Kent

217

Baptism of Christmas Evans

308

Southern

217

Preaching, believing, and baptizing 341

Baptist

285

On baptism

341

East and West Riding,

Funeral of an uuchristened child 368

Yorkshire

818

Many baptisms

368

Midland baptist

848

Blackheath

24

SABBATH SCHOOLS & EDUCATION.

Biggleswade

25

Lectures to the lads

22 Barrowden and Morcott

57

The bible a safeguard
54 Brentford

21, 918

Popery, infidelity, and crime

54 Barnsley

121

Festivals and annual meetings
54 Brighton

121
Sabbath schools in America
84 Birchcliffe

158
Popular education
85 | Baptist Theological institution

216

Advantages of books

86 Bulwick Lodges...

217

The census and sunday schools 117 | Bradford college

281

Our elder seholars

150 Broseley

281
Burton-on-Trent

312, 345 | Statistics of baptists

281

Boroughbridge
345 Tal-y-Wern

281
Chelsea
60 | Twerton ..

281
Dorchester ..
57 Tunbridge Wells

281
Devenport
89 Tarporley

312
Dartford
281 Winchester

153
Dr. Maclay
285 Wakefield

153
Epworth
89 Intelligence for December

370

Forest row

25

LIST OF PLATES.

Gurney, W. B.

185

Halifax

25, 57, 249 Library at Baptist Mission House 26

Hortou college
121 Byamville, C'eylon

58

Hull

153 Calcutta

90

Husband's Bosworth
217 | Preaching in Northern India

122
Hook Norton ..
217 | Agra-East Indies

154

Isle Abbotts

57 | Colombo, Ceylon

186

Inskip

60 | Arrival at Madras

218

London, Salter's Hall

88 Clarence, Fernando Po..

250

Regent's Park..
153, 183 | The Dove Mission Ship

282

Baptist chapels

184, 248 Tooth of Budha

314

New Park Street

216 Djbu, Djhu house

316

Metropolitan building society 247

MISSIONARY.

Building fund ..

241
New chapel, Commercial street 249 American missions
Hackney
281 A new field

59
Eagle street
281 African superstition .

347
Rev. C. H. Spurgeon
281 Baptist missionary society

59, 315

Ebenezer tabernacle

121 Southern India ..

251

Holloway

345 Bengal baptist association

155

Langley ..

25 China..

59

Liverpool, Johd street

57 African researches

348

Stavhope street

57 Farewell to missionaries ..

123

Lyon

57 | General baptist missionary society 59, 315

Leeds

121 India ..

92

Landbeach..

153 Hindoo munificence

315

Liverpool and Birkenhead

153 Jamaica

123

Louth
217 Lectures on India..

29
Langham
248 Maulmain

347
Lancashire and Yorkshire Itinerant Central Africa

59

society

344 | The Crimea

28

Lyme Regis

345 Missions in Turkey

Lee

348 Siam

316

Lyme

57 | The Lyons Propaganda

Leicester, General Baptist college 313 Turkish missions

187

Newcastle-on-Tyne

25 United States

91

Nottingham, Derby road
60 | Young men's association..

283
Stoney street

345

Oxford

153

RELIGIOUR.

Padiham

20 Pages, 29, 60, 92, 124, 156, 189, 220,

Presteign

00

252, 285, 316, 349, 373

Pike, Rev. J. G.

89

GENERAL

Phillips, Rev. T.

121

Preston

249 Pages, 31, 62, 94, 125, 157, 189, 221,

Pontypool

313

253, 286, 318, 351, 374

Removals 20, 60, 185, 249, 281, 348

Retford

57, 153

REVIEW OF THE PAST MONTH.

Roade

60 Pages, 31, 62, 95, 127, 159, 191. 223,

Rhyll

313

255, 287, 319, 351, 375

Stratford Grove

25

Sheridan Knowles

MARRIAGES.

25, 60

Sabden

60 Pages, 32, 63, 95, 127, 159, 191, 224,

St. Dagnells

60

255, 288, 320, 352, 376

Stepney college

60, 345

Salford

88

DEATHS.

St. Peter's

121 Pages, 32, 63, 95, 128, 160, 192, 224,

Salisbury

121

256, 288, 320, 352, 376

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