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that never loved, being sated with the presence of the victim of his brutal passion, to whom promises were voluminously and solemnly made, now devises scheme after scheme, that he may escape from those fangs with which the strong affection of the lost girl still holds him. He tries many methods but he fails; at last he forms the resolution of abandoning her to her fate. He returns no more to the apartment where they have been sheltered; and the discovery is at last made by the deluded victim that she is ALONE, without money, deserted by the villain into whose arms she had thrown herself, and her father's door closed and barred against her. Already oppressed with guilt, and having no means of subsistence, she goes and offers herself to the keeper of a house of ill-fame that she may have food and shelter. In the company of those hardened in iniquity, she rushes forth, dressed in the hired garments of infamy, having tried to restore by art the ruddy but faded bloom of health and happiness. Her tongue, yet unused to utter foul and blasphemous language, prepares to employ it. She now becomes the seducer of others; and whether her life be for one year or seven, (the average amount of life when such a career is commenced,) she has no other prospect than to spend it in sin; to be the sport of the rudest and vilest of both sexes; the companion by day and by night of the most abandoned; and, when she fails of answering the purpose of her employer, or is broken down by disease, she is sent to perish in a workhouse or an hospital, unless she is snatched, before such a period of life, by the hand of some benevolent and pious being, and reclaimed from her miserable course. This is a literal description of thousands who at this moment are prowling the streets of this great city.”
The accompanying packet is submitted to the notice of the editor of “The Females' Advocate,” by one who has been honoured to labour in efforts for the benefit of the outcast and degraded. Some months ago the “ Advocate,” was sent to her with an intimation that some papers would be acceptable—these are now sent, and if judged eligible, it will afford her pleasure to see them inserted, inasmuch as some Christian may feel the importance of individual effort for the rescue of the fallen, and be disposed to make trial of the plan suggested—It might be well perhaps for these papers to be inserted in the following order :-" The letter to a Christian friend,"'* first-then the envelope of the Tract, “ Are you happy ?"+-to be followed by the “ Life of Elizabeth Kenney, &c. &c.
FIDELIA. AN ADDRESS TO AN UNHAPPY OUTCAST,
With the Tract, “ Are you happy ?” enclosed. Dear Fellow SINNER,
The enclosed Tract with the enquiry “ Are you happy," comes with the deepest solicitude of a real friend,-of one who feels deeply for your welfare, and who is assured, that with all that is showy and mirthful, you are neither contented nor happy. Ah! do think on the end of your course ; what will you do, when death comes to you ? and death may come suddenly to you, as it has to many who have lived as you live. Do think of eternal misery, for miserable you must be for ever, if you die in your present
* This appeared in our last.
condition. Fly then from the pit of destruction, and look at once to the Lord Jesus “to give you repentance and remission of sins :” do take the advice of a friend and turn while mercy calls, while the blood of Jesus Christ is offered to cleanse you, and the Holy Spirit is graciously promised to change the heart, and make you a new creature.
Dear fellow sinner, let not Satan and your wicked companions detain you in the bondage of iniquity ; do not let your sinful heart make you any longer a willing captive to destruction; you have served sin and Satan too long, you have been seduced by the world, and have become the seducer of others, and dreadful will be the end if you do not quit your present course of sin and transgression. -Oh ! escape for your life, stay not another moment, think of the wrath to come, of “the worm that never dieth," of the fire that cannot be quenched, of the increase of your torments, from the accusations of others, who may now be held in sin by your continuing in it, and then say, “why, why is it, that you risk all hope and happiness, by delay! Dear fellow sinner, do not trifle any longer, fly from evil, as Lot fled out of Sodom ; like him you linger though told of the coming storm ; but as the Angel hastened him with the merciful exhortation, so would the wri. ter of this address urge you to escape from the storm of divine wrath ; stay not another day; stay not another hour ; stay not to hear another word from the wicked, but escape for your life,—to Jesus fly. He is the friend of sinners, He is the only refuge, yes, fly to him who has often called you before, and now by this address calls you again, to look unto him and live-forget not that it may be the last call ; the writer knows of more than one, who having been EXERCISES FOR THE YOUNG.–No. 1.
SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. 1. Why was Moses not allowed to enter the promised land ?
2. Which are the only two instances related of birth-days being kept ?
3. What heathen king offered up his eldest son as a burnt offering?
4. What things in Scripture are called precious ?
5. Make a list of persons mentioned in the Bible as being stoned to death.
6. Find the peculiar laws of the Nazarites.
7. Who is the only woman whose age at her death is recorded in Scripture ?
8. When are the Israelites first called Jews ?
9. Prove from Scripture, that “we are accounted righteous before God only through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
HINTS ON DOMESTIC ECONOMY.—No. 2. Summer and Winter Clothing. If several pieces of cloth, of the same size and quality, but of different colours; viz. black, blue, green, yellow, and white, be thrown on the surface of snow in clear day-light, but especially in sunshine, it will be found that the black cloth will quickly melt the snow beneath it, and sink downwards. The blue will do the same, but less rapidly; the green still less so; the yellow slightly; and the white not at all. We see, therefore, that the warmth or coolness of clothing depends as well on its colour as its quality. A white dress, or one of a light colour, will always be cooler than one of the same quality of a dark colour, and especially so in clear weather, when there is much sunshine. A white and light colour reflects heat copiously, and absorbs little ; while a black and dark colour absorbs copiously, and reflects little. From this we see that experience has supplied the place of science in directing the choice of clothing. The use of light colours always prevails in summer, and that of dark colours in winter.
THE FEMALES ADVOCATE.
ON THE RELIEF OF THE PIOUS POOR. The number of Public Charities in the kingdom, is such as must fill the benevolent mind with pleasure. Human misery is, in a general way, provided for ; and, to a considerable extent, alleviated ;-but the intention of this communication is to lead to the private exercise of charity; and particularly in reference to the necessities of pious poverty.
I beg here to notice an erroneous sentiment, which some wealthy professors seem to hold, viz., that all charity to the poor is optional : or if they do not go to this length, yet they conceive that the objects of their regard may be as select as they please ; that, the extent of their relief is an act of self-moved goodness, independent of all foreign control or motive whatever. But if such persons were individually to enquire, What have I, that I have not received ? Why are talents given, but for their improvement ? Why am I a steward, but to be found faithful ? What are the commands of Scripture on this subject? What immense obligations are due to Him who went about doing good, to set me an example of benevolence? How can I