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THE CHILDREN'S CORNER.

school was instituted-and then commenced the usual modes for getting the children from the dissenters school to their school. In addition to which the worthy rector was in the habit of carrying a beautiful bound book, with gilt edges, in his pocket, and when he met with a child of the village, he would ask, “Do you go to the dissenters Sunday school ?" If answered in the affirmative, he would take the book out of his pocket, and display it before the glistening eyes of the child, with, “ If you will leave, and come to our church school, you shall have a book like this,” which promise, though often made, was, I understand, never kept. A short time since one of these dissenters lost a child by death, and this clergyman waited on the afflicted mother, and asked if the child had been christened at church, when, on being answered in the negative, be said, " Then your child is gone to hell ; I wont bury it," and walked out of the house. And this man is a successor of the apostles ! What working man, in shop or field, with his New Testament in his hand, will believe that he is ?

J. S. W.

The Children's Corner.

“ BURY ME IN THE GARDEN.". then we heard the departing spirit Poor thing! in the morning it had whisper in that ear which touched gone out bebind its father in the its ashy lips—“Mother! mother! field; and while he was there en- don't let them carry me away down gaged in his labour it had patted to the dark, cold graveyard, but bury around among the meadow flowers, me in the garden- in the garden, and stuck its bosom full, and all its mother." burnished tresses, with carmine and lily-tinted things; and returning THE CHILDREN'S FRIEND. tired to its father's side, he had

Thou Guardian of our youthful days, lifted it upon the loaded cart; but To thee our prayers ascend; a stone in the road had shaken it To thee we tune our song of praise, from its seat, and the ponderous

Jesus the Children's Friend. iron-rimmed wheels had ground it From thee our daily mercies flowdown into the very cart.path, and

Our life and health descend; the little crusbed creature was dying.

Oh, save our souls from sin and woe

Thou art the Children's Friend. We had all gathered up closely to its bedside, and were hanging over

Teach us to prize thy holy word,

And to its truths attend; the poor bruised thing, to see if it Thus shall we learn to fear the Lord, yet breathed, when a slight move- And love the Children's Friend. ment came over its lips, and its eyes Oh may we feel a Saviour's love; partly opened. There was no voice, To him our souls commend, but there was something beneath its

Who left his glorious throne above,

To be the Children's Friend. eyelids which a mother alone could interpret. Its lips trembled again,

Lord, draw our youthful hearts to thee, and we all held our breath-its

And when this life shall end,

Raise us to live above the sky eyes opened a little farther, and With thee--the Children's Friend.

J. F. WINKS, PRINTER, LEICESTER.

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LEICESTER:

PRINTED BY J. F. WINKS.

CONTENTS.

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MISCELLANEOUS.
Short allowance

7 Luke Heywood, or the swearing

The way to keep at peaco soldier converted 1

19 A Hindoo Parable

29 My Birth-day's Visit

13 | The Dollar and the Bible .... Poetical Letter

15 Two Neighbours and the Hens 43 A Ship on Fire

25

The Black Cook and the Mate 43
The whole Bible wanted

51 Shipwreck of a Steamer on the Snags

55 37 Prayer answered.... Returning Home 39

55

A Dying Christian The Sabbath-breakers 49 The Quaker's Watch

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67 The Sea Captain and his Son 61 The Poor Man's Funeral

63 The Blacksmith's Daughter.. 64 King James

78 The Penitent Prisoner.... 73, 85 Pious Fortitude Testimonies against War 97 Influence of a Smile .

79 The Talking Town Pump....

109

Denominations-their Mutual
God is Good

121
Treatment

79 Singular Circumstance 123

79 Blessed Alms-houses John Bunyan

90 Napoleon – before and after Waterloo

133
The Golden Promise

91 Paying for a Pun

91 POETRY. Look up!......

91 “ This year thou shalt die" 5 Blessings of Peace...

103 Russian Epigram 11 The Indian Chief

114 The Saint's Dismissal

18 An Indian's Gift to Christ 114 The Gospel Way.. 29 Trying to do Good ...

126 The Vanity of Earthly Ambition 41 Overcome Evil With Good.. 136 The Brevity of Life

42 A Hundred Guineas for a Bible 137 On Observing the Words “ Re

SELECTIONS. quiescat in pace" inscribed on a Tomb.stone..

52 Encouragement to Penitents.. 7 The Pilgrim's Rest

66 Seek all in God
66 Leave all to God..

8 Sabbath Morping

77 | Come to Christ The Home of Jesus 78 Be not afraid

8 To the thoughtless wanderer.. 90 Temptation

8 "Scatter Thou the people that

Sensibility of Danger

8 delight in War" 102 Getting on

8 A Call to the Careless 113 The Bible

20 The Great Deluge

125 Infidelity and the Gospel 20 The End of the Wicked 135 Dont Quarrel

32 ANECDOTES, SELECTIONS, &c.

I should grow in grace

33
The Christian in Heaven
ANECDOTES.
Eternity

45 Lieut. Gov. Phillips

6 Sin an Evil and a Bitter Thing The Dying Duke 6. its Remedy

55 The Scoffer Silenced 6“ Prove me now"

56 Life and Death 6 “Shew Piety at Home"

56 Use of Faith and Prayer 7 | The Two Sons

56

Let me go

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CONTENTS.

Love to Christ....!
68 A Christian Mother

118 Small Beginnings 68 A Disturber......

130 The History of the Human Race 69 Home Training

139 Faith, Hope, Charity .

69

PENNY POST. The Path to Heaven

92 A Pious Peasantry

92
Troubles of the Poor

11 Evil Thoughts

92

The Sabbath-breaker arrested 23 Bear Another's Burden

104 The Pious Mother and her
104

Children
Love, Joy, Hope, Faith

23 The Religion of Jesus 104 "Swearing on Sundays" and The World versus the Church 115 Almsgiving ....

23 We must see our sins

115 A Plain Epistle, by a Plain Man, Metamorphoses

127
to Plain Readers...

35 Small Sins

127 Epistle to a Young Married The Rich Man 136 Couple

47 Lie not-Be true... 137 Thoughts on my Bible

58 Christian Privileges

59 POETIC SELECTIONS.

My Birth-day-Forty-five 59 The Cross 80 | United States

70 On Afflictions

80 | “Green Branches at Christmas" 70 Life Uncertain

80 A Word to Working Women 82 Critical Hearers 80 A Receipt for Happiness

94 Charles Wesley to George White

A Greedy Parson

95 field.

80 Crime and Criminals.. 107 The Bible

81 Errors at Home in England.. 119 The Love of God 81 Clerical Intolerance

119 GEM8.--Page 9, 21, 33, 45, 57, A Mocker Punished

119 69, 93, 105, 116, 128 138 Stoppage of our Postman 131 FACTS & HINTS.-Page 9, 21, 33, The Last Farewell .

131 45,57,70,81,93, 105, 117,129,139

THE CHILDREN'S CORNER.
THE FIRESIDE.
The Saviour of Children

12 Little Johnny; or the peaceful The Little Graves

12 contest 10 The Child's Choice

24 Household Words

22 | A Loving Epistle to Young Water as a Beverage 22 Children

24 A Fireside Fable 22 The Farmer's Lad

36 Domestic Happiness

34 A Mother and Her Dying Child 36 Solitude

34 A Father to his Dying Child.. 36 Rules for Preserving Health and The Little Robin

48 Avoiding Disease

46 To a Robin Red-breast that Good and Bad Luck

58 Lodged in my Chamber... 48 Religion at Home 71 The Dying Child .....

60 Our Home and Friends around The Two Brothers ...

72 71 The Daisy

72 The Quiet Voice of Kindness 71 A. Pleasing Sight

84 Cleanliness 82 Hymn of Praise ...

84 To-day or To.morrow.... 94 The Wonderful Sixpence

96 Household habits of Young The Blind Child

108 Children 106 Sarah Clemerson

120 Hoine 106 The Cow-boy

132 A Cheerful, Patient, Smiling, The Dying Little Girl

132 Pious Wife 106 | The Old Arm Chair

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