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ADDRESSED TO ***** AND HIS WIFE, ON THEIR INTENDED DEPARTURE

FROM ENGLAND, TO RETURN TO THEIR MISSIONARY STATION IN THE SOUTH SEAS.

WHENE’ER from Christian friends you part,
Still may their love your steps attend,
And while you bear them in your heart,
The Lord be with you to the end.

Friends part; they die and pass away;
The dearest only leaves a name ;
But Jesus Christ is yesterday,
To-day and evermore the same.

Friendship on earth is heavenly sweet;
For one in Him, in Him we meet,
Here, when we seek the throne of grace,
There, when we see Him face to face.

J. MONTGOMERY.

THE ASS;

OR,

DAPPLE AND HER FRIENDS.

OLD Mr. Early, the schoolmaster, used to advise his scholars always to keep their eyes open when they went abroad; by which he meant that they should pay attention to every thing which fell in their way, during their walks and plays. He also told them to take special notice of those things in the natural world which could remind them of things in the spiritual world. “If you have the Bible in your head and heart,” he would say, “ you can scarcely walk five steps without finding something which may be connected with what you have read.”

If the sun rose while they were walking upon the hill, he would tell them how that sight should remind them of the Sun of Righteousness. The

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