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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."Poor thing! in the morning it had gone out behind its father in the field; and while he was there engaged in his labour it had patted around among the meadow flowers, and stuck its bosom full, and all its burnished tresses, with carmine and lily-tinted things; and returning tired to its father's side, he had lifted it upon the loaded cart; but a stone in the road had shaken it from its seat, and the ponderous iron-rimmed wheels had ground it down into the very cart-path, and the little crushed creature was dying. We had all gathered up closely to its bedside, and were hanging over the poor bruised thing, to see if it yet breathed, when a slight movement came over its lips, and its eyes partly opened. There was no voice, but there was something beneath its eyelids which a mother alone could interpret. Its lips trembled again, and we all held our breath-its eyes opened a little farther, and

then we heard the departing spirit whisper in that ear which touched its ashy lips-"Mother! mother! don't let them carry me away down to the dark, cold graveyard, but bury me in the garden-in the garden, mother."

THE CHILDREN'S FRIEND.
THOU Guardian of our youthful days,
To thee our prayers ascend;
To thee we tune our song of praise,
Jesus the Children's Friend.

From thee our daily mercies flow-
Our life and health descend;
Oh, save our souls from sin and woe-

Thou art the Children's Friend.

Teach us to prize thy holy word,
And to its truths attend;

Thus shall we learn to fear the Lord,
And love the Children's Friend.

Oh may we feel a Saviour's love;

To him our souls commend,
Who left his glorious throne above,
To be the Children's Friend.

Lord, draw our youthful hearts to thee,
And when this life shall end,
Raise us to live above the sky

With thee-the Children's Friend.

J. F. WINKS, PRINTER, LEICESTER.

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LEICESTER:

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A Call to the Careless

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The Saint's Dismissal

The Gospel Way.

The Vanity of Earthly Ambition
The Brevity of Life
On Observing the Words "Re-
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ANECDOTES.

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The Pilgrim's Rest
Let me go
Sabbath Morning
The Home of Jesus

To the thoughtless wanderer..
"Scatter Thou the people that

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The Dying Duke
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Life and Death

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The way to keep at peace
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The Dollar and the Bible

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Two Neighbours and the Hens
The Black Cook and the Mate
The whole Bible wanted

Prayer answered..

A Dying Christian

The Quaker's Watch

The Poor Man's Funeral
King James

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Pious Fortitude

Influence of a Smile

Denominations-their Mutual

Treatment

Blessed Alms-houses
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The Golden Promise

Paying for a Pun
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Love to Christ....
Small Beginnings

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Faith, Hope, Charity.
The Path to Heaven
A Pious Peasantry
Evil Thoughts

Bear Another's Burden
Love, Joy, Hope, Faith
The Religion of Jesus
The World versus the Church 115
We must see our sins
Metamorphoses
Small Sins

The Rich Man

Lie not-Be true....

POETIC SELECTIONS.

The Bible

The Love of God

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The Cross

On Afflictions

Life Uncertain
Critical Hearers

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The Sabbath-breaker arrested 104 The Pious Mother and her Children

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104 "Swearing on Sundays" and
Almsgiving.

115 A Plain Epistle, by a Plain Man,
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127 Epistle to a Young Married
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Thoughts on my Bible
Christian Privileges

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My Birth-day-Forty-five 80 United States.. 80"Green Branches at Christmas" 70 80 A Word to Working Women 82 80 A Receipt for Happiness A Greedy Parson Crime and Criminals...

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Errors at Home in England.. 119
Clerical Intolerance
A Mocker Punished
Stoppage of our Postman
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The Wonderful Sixpence

The Blind Child
Sarah Clemerson

The Cow-boy

The Dying LittleGirl
The Old Arm Chair

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