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Whatever parents may teach their children, let them attend particularly to religion. Let children seek to follow the example of good parents.

Never omit the important duty of morning and evening prayer; for if you forget to pray to God in private, you will soon forget to go to Church: and if you forget to go to Church, you will soon forget the Sabbath; and then your cup of iniquity will.shortly be filled. B.

Parents are bound by every consideration to do what they can that the lives of their children may be a blessing to them.—Berens.

Much of the forgetfulness of God, and open wickedness, which we see in the world, is to be attributed to neglect of public worship^ and of the ministry of the word.— The Same. ,. ,

_ The conclusion of the exhortation (to godfathers and godmothers, at the end of the Baptismal Service), ought to be impressed upon the hearts and minds, not only of the sponsors to whom it is imme'' diately addressed, but of all the congregation. All of us, my friends, shall do well to remember, that ^baptism doth represent unto us our profession, which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and to.be made like unto him; that,,as he died, and rose again for us, so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue, and godliness of living."— The Same.

LXTRACT&EB^QM^IF, PUBLIC NEWSRAPEBS, &c.

Saving Banfis.—A person named Taylor was lately robbed of forty-livte pounds in bank notes, the savings of many years, n hich he always kept in his breeches pocket, and put under bis pillow at night. It he had put his money into a Saving Bank, it would have been about ninety pounds instead of forty-five, and it would, moreover, have been safe.

Melancholy Conflagration.—Lately the premises of Mr. Bennett, landlord of the George inn, in Batcliffe, were by the watchman discovered to be on fire; he immediately gave an alarm, audit was, with the greatest difficulty Mrs. Bennett and four infant children were rescued from their perilous situation. 'Sir. Bennett was dreadfully burnt in the face and right arm.' - Henry-Dernsey, who was sleeping in the second floor of Mr. Bennett's house, fell a victim to the flames, and all that remains of this unfortunate sufferer is a mere skeleton. Mr. Bennett was not insured, and his loss is estimated, at upwards b'r 7wl. The conflagration was first discovered in Mr. Ben'neftf* sleeping-room, in which, on account of the illhealth of Mrs. B., a candle had been left burning, and being placed on a dressing table, communicated to the window curtains.—S(,.Jatffef's Chronicle. , >..,.>

Swallowiiig "Needles.—Last week a needle, an inch and a quarter long, was extracted from the arm of a Miss Fisher, of Whitehaven, after having been swallowed more than two years. This is another instance besides the thousands alreadygiven of the injurious practice, common among females, of putting pins and needles into the mouth.

A distressing accident lately happened to a charming little girl about six years'of age, named Eliza Hall, of Everton, Liverpool, eW-merbhant. She was travelling in a coach, and leaning against the doc*, which was shut, but not fastened; and her weight forced the door open. She fell under the hind wheel of the coach, which passed over her head, and literacy crushed it to pieces.—It would be well, if there' were a spring fastening to the doors of all carriages, to prevent an accident so very likely to happen. Travellers cannot be too careful against leaning upon Ihe doors of carriages; and children..should always be cautioned against it, unless it is certain that the door is perfectly secure.

Cure for Stings.—Take a'leaf or two of the broad-leaved plantain ; bruise it, and rub it on the part stung, and in ten minutes rubbing, or less, all the pain and inflammation will cease. At least, so says a correspondent in a periodical work. He adds, "a daughter of mine was one aftermoon stung in the fleshy part of the arm; and, before I could get the plantain-leaf, the part had swelled to the size and length of my finger; but I had not applied the leaf above half a minute, before I perceived the swelling to abate, and in two minutes she was well, except a little itching on the part stung. I have used and recommended it for twenty years, and never knew it to fail in a single instance either for a wasp, a bee, a gnat, or a bug. Of course, the sooner it is applied the better. This plant is well known; it grows in most foot paths in the fields, its leaves, for the most part, lying flat on the ground. The seed grows on one stem, and is that which is so generally used for feeding birds.

Discovery of the Jesuits' Bark.—An Indian, reduced to a state of great weakness by a fever, was left by his companions on the bank of a river as incurable. In order to quench his thirst, he naturally drank plentifully of the water of the river, which, having long imbibed the virtues of the bark, which abundantly iloated upon the stream, quickly restored him. He returned perfectly well to his friends. The reason of this cure was soon discovered, and numbers received the benefit of the healing stream. In 1640, the lady of the viceroy of Peru was cured of a dangerous fever by its use.— In 1049 Cardinal de Lugo, and other Jesuits, spread the reputation of this medicine through Spain, Italy, and Rome, and henco it obtained the name of the Jesuits' Bark.

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f On the 17th Chapter of Genesis.

V. I.—:"and when Abram was ninety years old and nine," &c—Abram was only eighty-six yeara old, when Ishmael was born( Gen. xyi. 16.), therefore the appearance of the Lord to him, recorded in this Chapter, must have been at least 13 years later than that mentioned in the 15th, which was before the birth of Ishmael. .

"I am the Almighty God"—able "to make all grace abound towards thee;" to supply thy every need. I reveal myself to thee as Almighty, that thou mayest know that there is no extremity so great, no temptation so strong, but I am able to succour and deliver. "I am able to keep thee from falling;" to do exceeding abundantly above all that thou canst ask or think. With these assurances, therefore, and having received \he Spirit of Adoption, whereby you cry, Abba, Father— "Walk before me." ," I will uphold thee, and keep thee in the way in which thou shouldest go; I wdl guide thee with mine eye." Let the recollection of my presence animate, encourage, and strengthen thee, for with the name, I have the heart of a Father.

No. 40.—Vol. >v. H

The pity of the Lord
Toward them that fear his name,
Is such as tender parents feel;
He knows their feeble frame.

"Like as a father pitieth his own children, so the Lord pities them that fear him;" and how that is,the heart of a parent will readily teach. "The foolish, simple child is pitied and instructed. The sick child pitied and comforted. The froward child pitied and borne with. The fallen child pitied and helped up again. The punished child pitied and spared. The penitent child pitied and pardoned. The weaned chihl pitied and fed. The weary child pitied and carried. The wanting child pitied and supplied. The wronged child pitied and righted. The weak child pitied and assisted. The willing child pitied and accepted." May we ever recollect that we walk before God, and may we feel the pleasure of his presence animating us to an earnest desire to think and act as unto him.— "And be thou perfect." "Be ye holy, for I the Lord your God am holy." Whom should children copy after, but their father? His own holiness, is the lovely image to which God would have his children aspire: his own holiness, as laid down in the precepts, and exhibited in the character of Christ. No lower standard could have been given, or it would have been an imperfect one, for any thing less than perfect, is imperfect. And no lower standard do his children desire: their grief is not that his law is so holy; but that they fall so short of it. Having those blessed promises, that if they seek to do the will of God, "God will receive them, and be a Father to them, and that they shall be his sons and daughters, they labour to cleanse themselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

V. 3.—" Abram fell on his face." "God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to

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