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furtherance of Sabbath school instruc tion. address on the subject, “How may our The speaker then particularized various Sunday schools be rendered more efficient?” schools which had been so improved or The various schools were well represented, built. No schoolroom was now considered and great interest was evinced in Mr. complete without their class-rooms. He Brain's address, considerable discussion, attributed those improvements to the fact ensuing at its close. Rev. Dr. Stock, Rev. of their being connected with the Parent Messrs. Vaughan, Bourne, and Currie, Society. Sabbath school teachers took with others took part, and a vote of their part in the religious education of the thanks was given to the deputation. poorest classes in the country. Several advantages were derived from the connection with the London Sunday Schooi Union,

Testimonials. many of which the speaker ennmerated. BEDFORD.-A testimonial consisting of

The secretary (Mr. W. R. Brown) read a complete Tea service was presented, on the report, stating that there were twenty- the 28th October, by the teachers of two schools in the union, thirteen in the Bunyan Meeting Sunday School, to Mr. town and nine in the country. The town JOHN ASHTON (who has been secretary of schools had 390 teachers and 3,800 scholars, the school for nearly eighteen years), on the country schools 74 teachers and 665 the occasion of his marriage. scholars, making a total of 464 teachers LONDONIslington Green. On 10th and 4,465 scholars.

October, the members of the Bible classes Mr. Brain, deputation from the London at Wheatsheaf Yard Sunday School pre. Sunday School Union, gave an earnest ex- sented to Mr. F. BLANKLEY, Superintendhortation to increased diligence in the ent, an Album containing a portrait Sunday school work, and its extension in of each member of the classes. destitute suburbs of large towns. Other Bayswater.-On October 29th the mem. resolutions were subsequently passed, after bers of the young women's Bible class coninteresting and brief speeches by Mr. nected with Craven Hill Congregational Vivian, who urged the importance of Church presented to their teacher, Mrs. punctuality; Mr. James, who described MORANT, a silver Teapot, as a token of the organization of the Friends' adult their affectionate regard, on the completion schools in Plymouth; and others.

of her seventh year of faithful care over

the class. DEVON PORT AND STONEHOUSE.

Bethnal Green.On 27th October the On Sunday, the 1st November, Mr. officers, teachers, and senior scholars of Brain, deputation from the Parent Society, Park Chapel Sunday Sehool presented to visited the whole of the town schools, and their late superintendent Mr. JOIN GILin the evening attended a united teachers' BURT a writing-desk, on his retirement prayer meeting, at which upwards of 200 from Sunday school work, after thirty-nine teachers and friends were present, presided years' active service. over by the Rev. Dr. Stock.

Mile End Road.On 22nd October the On Monday evening, 2nd November, teachers of Salem Chapel School presented the annual meeting was held at the Tem. a Timepiece to Mr. WITNEY, their late perance Hall, Fore Street, Devonport, superintendent, in token of their great about 250 being present. Mr. P. C. respect and high esteem. Clarke presided. Mr. Brain delivered an

FAREWELL TO MR. PHILLIPS.

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The Committee of the Sunday School pleasant, cheerful, obliging manner, with Union, with many of their friends, met in real talent and a loving heart. Good the Lecture Hall on Wednesday evening, must result from what he had done. He October 28,to take farewellof Philip Phillips, (Mr. Hartley) was persuaded we had not Esq., previously to his return to America. accomplished half enough in the direction

The proceedings commenced by singing in which Mr. Phillips laboured, and he the piece Bright Home.”

wished Mr. Curwen had been at the side of After prayer by Rev. J. Curwen, Mr. the Committee that they might have had Benham, who presided, explained the the benefit of his counsel. It seemed object of the assembly, and in a few words new to us to have spiritual results from referred to the great help that good sing. "singing the gospel,” but there was no ing was to the progress of a Sunday doubt that spiritual good had resulted school. Mr. Phillips's progress had been from Mr. Phillips's singing. In it there an eminently successful one, and his ser- was the power of music coinbined with vices had been highly appreciated tle power of evangelical truth. wherever he had travelled. His was not Mr. Hartley then, on behalf of the by any means a mercantile speculation. Committee, presented Mr. Phillips with a He had been singing for the Master, and bandsome Stationery Case with fittings, as it was fitting that on the eve of his de- a token of remembrance and sincere parture we should meet to give expres- friendship. The Committee, Mr. Hartley sion to our good wishes for him, bidding said, loved Mr. Phillips for his work's him God-speed, desiring for him a safe sake and for his own sake, and he (Mr. voyage and continued health and vigour. Hartley) trusted he would return to his It was matter of regret that Mrs. Phillips native land with this conviction. was unable to be present this evening, in Mr. Phillips, in rising to return thanks, consequence of the illness of her little son. said it was an agreeable'surprise, the more

Mr. Hartley said they met under a so because he could not see a reason for shadow in consequence of the death of Mr. it. While in London he had enjoyed Watson. It was at first thought it might happy, pleasant days of Christian love and be desirable to forego the present meeting, friendship. He hoped that America but second thoughts brought the Com- would some day have to welcome a depu. mittee to the conviction that this occasion tation from the London Sunday Schoo was not incongruous with the feelings Union, which have been occasioned by their great Mr. Phillips then sang " I will sing for loss. He felt that it would not be fitting Jesus." to flatter Mr. Phillips, who had been doing Rev. John Curwen congratulated the the Master's work. It was but three Committee on this pleasant gathering. months

ago

that their friend arrived, He said he had been asked if it were posthough the time appeared much longer sible to teach children to sing expresbecause so much had been accomplished. sively. Some time ago, when Dr. Lowell Thanks were due to America for sending Mason was in England, he (Mr. Curwen) such a representative man. Mr. Phillips went with him to the Home and Colonial came over a stranger, but will go back Infant School Society, and he never heard having some 20,000 friends in this

any persons give such expression in sing. country. He has attended eighteen ing as the children there did under the places in London, and six in the country, guidance of Doctor Mason ; loud and soft, while six more will be visited before he full and staccato notes, were rendered ad. sails from Liverpool. He hud shown a mirably. Children soon see the connec.

tion between the expressions needed and professing Christians did not attain to the words sung. If Mr. Phillips has that advancement. Mr. Phillips had not shown how this can be carried out, he has invented music, but had taken Sunday done a grand thing. In England, it was school music, and had put it on a higher because singing was not expressively level. Honour should be done to him as done that it was done to so little an ex. to the man who had put to practical use tent. He was thankful that the Sunday the embryo telescope, or to him who had School Union had begun this good work, diverted the camera obscura from being a and it will be a shame to them if they mere toy. We were now holding a double look back. The Committee must go on farewell meeting, bidding farewell to an with it, and when Mr. Phillips comes old friend on whose grave we lay the triagain to England he must see that the bute of our respect and affection, and Sunday schools here have been busy. taking farewell of a new friend; the one

Mr. Phillips then sang “ He leads us on.” has “crossed the river,” the other was

Col. Griffin said he felt proud to stand about to traverse the ocean. We bid them on the platform with his dear brother adieu, but only for a while; ere long we Phillips, who was beloved on the other side shall meet them again. of the Atlantic. He loved Sunday school The friends present joined Mr. Phillips friends all the more now for loving Phillips. in singing “Nearer Home.” He (Col. G.) had often wished much that Mr. Clements said, the idea of “singing a suitable person might come over from for Jesus” was a delightful thought; such the United States to give in England would be the engagements of heaven. practical examples of Sunday school Though Mr. Phillips was going away, his music prevailing in America, and now books would bring him to remembrance, that desire had been fulfilled. As Mr. and his idea must be carried out by the Phillips is now returning, he hoped that Committee here. He was sure they would though they might possibly “forget the look back on Mr. Phillips's visit with singer” they would never “forget the great gratification. He thought we should song.” It was delightful in America to be obliged to send a deputation to America. hear such songs, and he agreed with Mr. Mr. Phillips sang “Shall we meet you Curwen that such music was adapted to there?” children.

Mr. Shrimpton said he was anxious to Mr. Phillips sang

“ Both Sides of the reiterate the expressions of obligation to River” and “The Christian's Mission.” Mr. Phillips. What were to be the prac

Mr. W. H. Groser, after expressing the tical results of his visit? A new sphere of regret felt by his father at not being able labour must be entered on; classes must to be present, in consequence of absence be formed. In our Sunday schools at prefrom town, said that several American sent we have plenty of gusto, but no brethren had visited us of late years, men pathos. He trusted that the light of God's of individuality, who had left their mark, countenance might shine on the friend to such as Mr. Woodruff, Mr. Vincent, Mr. whom we now say farewell. Moodie, Col. Griffin, and Mr. Phillips. Mr. Phillips then sang “The Home of It might, perhaps, have been said that the Soul.” Mr. Phillips was

a man of one idea.” The chairman made a few remarks, the He (Mr. G.) thought it no light honour to hymn “Sun of my soul” was sung, and be so called; it was a shame that so many

Mr. G. J, Stevenson closed with prayer.

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END OF VOLUME I.

INDEX.

on

.403, 443

PAGE
Addresses (see Outline).
Aim high

106
Best Means of promoting the Regular and

Punctual Attendanec of Teachers and
Scholars.

420, 467
Bible (The) and Science

28
BIOGRAPHY:
Hedgcock, Mr. Charles ........

433
Hunt, Mr. Joseph

183
Lock, Mr.

474
Packard, Mr. Frederick A...

54
Bishop of Oxford

“Our Sunday
Schools”

227
Bread cast upon the Waters

502
Bristol Introductory Class

137
Charity Bibles..

235
Charm of Poetry, The

478
Christ in the Heart

7
CORRESPONDENCE :---
1 Formation of Classes,

.414, 487
Illustrated Lessons

243
Present Organization of our Sunday

Schools
David and Goliath.

377
Do our Scholars search the Scriptures ? 174
Do the Children join in our Prayers ? 48
Earnestness in Teaching

12
Educational Notes ...18, 101, 184, 304, 387, 461
Exodus, The..

85
Extension of Sunday Schools.

321
Faithful Arab, The....

60
First Periodical (The) for Sunday School
Teachers

6
For Eternity

96
Fulness of Christ

149
Gem of Thought, A

475
GENERAL READER:-
Christian Heroism...

112
Churchmen and Dissenters

71
How our Young People learn History... 72
How the Norwegian Rats catch their
Shell-fish

31
Inspection of Schools
Intelligence of Animals

31
Kirk, The

111
Physical Strength
“ Please, Ma'am, who is Jesus?". 71
Rule (A) for Talkers...

31
Visits to the Old Women.

111
Why are the Jews in their Present Con-
dition ?

72
GLEANINGS FOR MY CLASS :-
Absalom's Conspiracy

429
Absalom's Overthrow

432
Acceptable Prayer.

311
Acham's Sin and Punishment.

226
Balak and Balaam

182
Birth and Preservation of Moses

16
Blind Beggars (The) near Jericho.. 362
Bondage in Egypt, l'he.....

63
Brazen Serpent, The..

180

PAGE
GLEANINGS FOR MY Class (continued)-
Call of Gideon, The

309
Cavillers answered and bafilled

428
Cavils at Christ's Teaching

397
Childhood of Samuel..

311
Christ and the Young

312
Christ journeys to Jerusalem.

223
Christ reproves Unbelief

146
Christ's entry into Jerusalem.

395
Christ's Last Passover

486
Christ's Lesson of Humility

515
Christ teaches how to pray

148
Christ teaches Watchfulness

433
Christ the True Messiah

64
David and Goliath.

363
David anointed

363
David at Saul's Court

395
David's Charge to Solomon,

483
David's Foes and Friends

431
David's Generosity

397
David's Grateful Devotion

428
David's Numbering the People..

483
David's Peril and Deliverance

396
Death and Burial of Moses..

224
Death of Lazarus, The..

181
Demoniac Boy, The

64
Dishonest Steward, The

309
Excellence of the Law

146
Feast of Tabernacles

99
Final Judgment

485
Five Thousand fed...

17
Food given in the Wilderness.

98
Forbearance and Forgiveness...

97
Gideon's Victory

320
Gifts for the Tabernacle

147
Good Shepherd, The.

179
Great Gift, The

516
Great Promise, The

515
Greeks (The) desire to see Jesus

431
Israel at Rephidim....

98
Israel delivered from Egypt

97
Israel exhorted to Faithfulness.

223
Jesus foretells His Death

361
Jesus in Solomon's Porch

180
Jesus in the Pharisee's House

224
Jesus leaves Galilee

98
Jesug the Bread of Life

17
Jesus walks upon the Sea

17
Joshua's Last Appeal

308
Judgment on Jerusalem, The.

430
Labourers in the Vineyard

360
Law (The) given on Sinai

99
Lazarus raised.

182
Life a Short Pilgrimage

517
Life made Noble

516
Lost Sheep and the Prodigal

226
Man born Blind, The
Mission and Return of the Seventy

98
Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh

64
Moses' Commission

17
Murmurers punished

179
New Year's Counsels

16
Parable of the Good Samaritan

147
Parable of the Great Supper

225

30

30

178

483

145

333

43
164

40, 525

PAGE
GLEANINGS FOR MY Class (continued)
Parable of the Husbandmen....

398
Parable of the Talents

481
Parable of the Ten Pounds

361
Parable of the Ten Virgins
Pharaoh's Overthrow

97
Plagues of Egypt

6+
Proofs of Christ's Resurrection

115
Regard Due to God's Law.

223
Report of the Spies.

179
Return of Moses to Egypt.

17
Rich Man and the Beggar

310
Samuel's Integrity

360
Saul and Jonathan slain.

399
Saul made King

360
Saul rejected

361
Seventh Year (The) and Jubilee

178
Solomon's Prayer answered

486
Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom

484
Solomon's Prosperity

515
Syrophenician Woman, The

63
Tabernacle reared, The

148
Teaching of Christ's Resurrections
Temple dedicated, The

485
Ten Lepers, The

99
Thoughts for the New Year

16
Transfiguration, The

61
Treachery of Judas, The

485
Wedding Garment, The

399
Zaccheus the Publican

363
Going Home--hemmed in by Lore" 62
Grave Thoughts from a Gay City

380
Helmsvale Sunday School, The......... 93, 139
Hints for Sunday School Addresses...354, 400
Hints on using Objects in Sunday School
Teaching..

14
Illustrative Gatherings
Increase of Light

92
Indirect Advantages of Sunday Schools 15
Instinct of Birds

427
Instruction wasted
INTELLIGENCE:
Bedford

161, 330
Beult

207
Bicester

207
Birmingham

205
Blaby

204
Bolton

41
Bourton-on-the-Water

210
Bradford

39, 159
Brighton.

160
Burnley

162
Burton-on-Trent

410
Bury......

121, 208
Cambridge

410
Chelmsford.

330
Cheltenham

210
Chorley

121
Clitheroe

41
Coalville

492
Continent of Europe, The, 82, 123, 333,

375, 411, 452
Coventry

164
Crewe

208
Deal....

410
Devonport

526
Dewsbury

212
Edinburgh

331
Exploration of Palestine

.81, 198
Friends' First-Day Schools

496
Frome

.163, 370
Gainsborough

42
Geelong

.42,
Glossop

33

INTELLIGENCE (continued) -

PAGE
Halifax...

212
Hanley..

162
Harlow

409
Hastings

405
Hexbam.

119
High Wycombe

120
Hollinswood and Failsworth

39
Huddersfield

206
Hull

120
Ilkeston.

207
Ipswich

163
Kettering

450
Kidderminster.

205
Leeds

42
Lewes..

40
Lincoln

122
Liverpool

332
Maidstone

39
Meetings of Senior Scholars... 118, 158, 493
Metropolitan Auxiliaries, 36, 77, 79,
157, 197, 296, 329, 369, 373, 409, 419,

455, 490, 523
Monmouth

122
Morning School

117
Newcastle...

621
New Panorama

495
North Middlesex

214
Obituary

.215, 456
Oswestry
Our Observatory
Over Darwen
Penzance

524
Philadelphia

42
Plymouth
Preston'.

371
Sacred Song..

495
Salford

123
Saxmundham

333
Silver Street Sunday School Society

122
South Bucks and East Berks

211
South Wales

490
Stafford

205
Stalybridge

158
Stanningley and District

492
Staplehurst

330
St. Helen's
Stockton

450
Sunday School Exhibition, A...

76
Sunday School Singing..

416
Sunday School Union, 36, 77, 157, 197, 296, 329

369, 409, 449, 489, 523
Sunday School Work in Ireland

411
Superintendents' Association .........
Sunderland

214
Taunton

370
Testimonials, 43, 78, 123, 164, 215, 373, 451,

493
Thame

331
Thornbury

525
Training Class

80
Walsall

213
Ware

79
Western Kent

208
Whitstable

333
Wincanton

524
Windsor

491
Wolverhampton

78
Yorkshire

211
Israel in the Desert

... 125
Israel in Egypt ..

1
Is the Present Organization of our Sun-

day Schools, and the System of Teach-
ing in them, Satisfactory ?

316
“I used to like Singing when at the Sunday
School"

50

...

37,330

336, 453

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