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not necessarily given to every sentiment contained in that useful and entertaining department of the work.

He further proposes, without much enlarging the part devoted to Missionary Intelligence, to give more frequent sketches of the operations of other and larger societies than our own. His habitual correspondence with the missionaries, and his personal friendship with every one of them, give him facilities as to the obtaining from them, not their journals which belong to the Society, but sketches of their toils, travels, the scenes they witness, their reverses and successes, &c., which are most pleasing to the general reader.

These additions and alterations will render it necessary to husband well the space devoted to news from the churches. He hopes this will be increased rather than otherwise. He therefore requests from all our Churches notices of all Baptisms, Opening or Enlargement of Chapels, brief and characteristic Obituaries of excellent deceased Christians, and notices of every occurrence which has a public character, or is of interest ; but as to the first of these, the number of those added, and the date, and the preacher will be sufficient, except there be circumstances of special interest deserving of mention.

It would be a good arrangement if the minister, or the secretary, or some friend in every church were requested by his friends to attend to these communications. They would then arrive in due course, and not, ás now, sometimes by duplicates, and sometimes not at all.

These suggestions, if received in the spirit in which they are given, will tend to the improvement of the work, both as to its claims on the general reader, and its value as a Denominational Organ, and very greatly encourage the Editor in the conducting of this periodical.

He now commends the work and his labours to the kindness of the churches, and commits them all to the blessing of God.

A valued friend writes : “ To yourself, your situation may be attended with hazard; I therefore regard you as claiming our warmest support and consideration.” Many others have freely congratulated us on improvements already manifest, and on the promise of the future.

As a printer and publisher has been obtained who will devote considerable energy and attention to the getting-up and circulation of the Magazine, we may hope that, with the help of our friends, our enterprise will not be a failure.

November, 1858.

CONTENTS TO VOLUME XX.

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Essays, &c.

Thompson, William and James 262
Too Fast

264

Academy, Our

11 United States, Revival of Religion

Accountability, On Human 334, 380

in the

182

Apocrypha and the Scriptures 374 Watch

104

Association, The Annual

289

Autumn Thoughts

417

MEMOIRS OF

China, Interior of

145

Christian Ministry and the People 253,300 Collier, Mr. Isaac

9

Christian Principle...

96 Brown, Mr. Thomas

170

Christian's Victory, The
305 North, Nicholas, Esq.

219
Claude Clifton's Story &c. 350, 385, 429 | Ward, Mr. Thomas...

409

Close Communion practically con-

sidered

344

REVIEW.

Come! Come!! Come!!!...

261

Cottage, Our Old (a reverie)

15 Church of Great Britain

467

Denominational Activity

49 Christian Almanack

31

Electricity the Union of Nations 370) Christian Greatness

105

Feudal Times, in England 52, 92, 137 Dalton's Key to the Adulteration

178, 215

of Our Daily Food

152

Finances, Our Sunday School 142 Deluge, The...

106

God Omniscient

336 Elizabeth Guthrie

467

Gospel in Germany, Triumphs of... 19 | Halifax Lectures

466

Government of India and the Tem-

Home Islands, Our ...

71

ple at Pooree

458 Japan Opened

185

Gower's Dream

56 Livingstone's Travels in South Africa 25

Havelock, Sir Henry

129 Memoir of the Rev, S. Marsden 389

Holy Spirit in Regeneration, Work Poole's New Series of Tracts

432

of the

453 Pre-millenial Thoughts

106

India, Past and Present

212 Shorthouse's Theology in Verse 189

India, The New Government of 329 | Vindication and Rejoinder, A

469

Liberality versus Bigotry

223 | Wallace's Christian Baptism

388

Light of Other Days

462 | Wayland's Elements of Moral

Luther

60, 97

Science

149

Magazine, Our

291 White's Eighteen Christian Centu-

Moses's Choice

249 ries

265

Nonconformity and Vital Religion 464 Wild Flowers : how to see and how
421 to gather them

465

Personal Religion and Ministerial

Usefulness

449

CORRESPONDENCE.

Prayer, Assistance in, from the

Spirit

89 | Admission of Ministers into the

Prayer Meetings

256 Connexion

193

Questions on Baptism

347 British Christians on Indian Affairs 32

Religious Life, To Those Com- Calvanistic Theology

108, 225
mencing
260 | Chapel Debts

75
Reverence for the Sanctuary 295, 339 Circulation of the Magazine

225

Ruth, a Sketch

420 College Library, The

152, 272

Selections
25, 67, 306, 382, 426 College, The

312
Shipwrecked Sailor, The
175 Commercial Panic

34
Speech and Prayer ...

220 Dissenter's Marriages a Century Ago 35

Sprinkling, The Blood of

377 | General Baptists in Australia 194

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Imputed Righteousn

152 | Halifax

473

Magazines and Ministers, The 433 Hathern

399
Publication of the Works of the Heptonstall Slack

277
Rev. Dan Taylor
394 Heywood

278

Query

110, 469 Hinckley

318

Questions for Annual Association 194 | Holbeach

473

Recreations for Sabbath Scholars... 190 Ilkeston

438

Revival of Religion in America 226 Isleham

357

Spirit Rapping, On ...

394 | Kirton

277

Strict and Free Communion 395 Kirkby

231

Sunday Schools

468 | Lenton

357

Visit to Yarmouth

354 Loughborough

399, 437

Louth, North-gate

231, 276

OBITUARIES OF

Louth, Walker-gate

276

Macclesfield

159, 473

Attersley, Mr, Robert

316 Maltby

277

Barsby, Watkin

110 Melbourne

391, 473

Cooke, Thomas

113 Nazebottom

77

Dawson, Jesse

434 Norfolk

231

Ellis, Fanny...

112 Northallerton

277

Freer, Mrs. Sarah

110 Nottingham, Broad-street

77

Gaunt, Mr. W.

396 Overseal

230

Green, Mrs. Sarah

226 Peterborough

231

Hodgson, Elizabeth
157 Portsea

199

Illingworth, John

111 Rothley

357

Keighley, Joseph

111 | Sawley

319

Lee, Smith

154 Sheffield

277, 278

Leigh, Hannah

157 Sileby

357

Leutchford, Thomas

313 Staleybridge...

158, 398, 438

Milson, Mr. Samuel

315 Sutterton

159

Roberts, Alice
396 Tarporley

473
Smith, Rev. Henry
313 | Thornton

358

Staddon, Mrs.

228 Todmorden

77, 438

Stenson, Joseph

227 | Whittlesea

231

Sutcliffe, Miss Mary

112

Taylor, Mr. Robert ...

74

Baptisms at

Temple, Mary

469

Terry, Mary...

469 Ashby and Packington

197

Ward, Mrs. Ann

470 Barton

114, 198, 275, 357, 436

White, Mrs. W.

155 Basford, Old...

357

Wright, Sarah

314 Beeston

198

Belper

471

INTELLIGENCE.

Berkhampstead

198

Billesdon

316, 398

Anniversaries at

Birchcliffe

198, 436

Birmingham...

39, 158, 231

Alford

277 | Bradford

77, 158, 471

Ashby

399 Broughton

114

Bagworth and Thornton

358 Burnley

40, 316, 436

Barrowden

277 Castle Donnington

77

Barton

277, 357, 438 Coalville

158

Beeston

199, 398 Crowle

316

Belper

358, 472 | Forncett

316

Billesdon

398 Gosberton

77

Birchcliffe

199 Grantham

159, 356

Birmingham...

113 Heptonstall Slack

316

Bradford
438 Holbeach

40

Broadstone

77 Ilkeston

158, 436

Burnley

318 Isleham

193, 357

Castleacre
231 | Killingholme

158

Chatteris

38 Kirkby Woodhouse

40, 232

Coningsby

231 | Lenton

357

Forncett

277, 399 Loughborough

77, 316, 275

Gosberton

38, 199 | Louth, North-gate

39, 232, 275

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Bazaar, Wisbeach

232

Castle Donnington ...

78

436 Dreams, Lecture on

474

113, 355 Grantham

78, 159

Heptonstall Slack

78, 439

Jubilee Services, Austrey

399
Macclesfield Sunday School

474
196 Meeting, Sunday School, Loughbo-
355 rough

358
New Fletton

159

Practical Exhibition of Christian

Union

400

436 Rev. W. Bailey, Present to the 200

197 Second Session of the G. B. College,

274 Nottingham

400

38 Sheffield

401
Spalding Testimonial

232

Sunday School Jubilee, Sntterton 472

Sutterton

159

396 Tarporley

438
272 Wellington

440
76 Wisbech Missionary Bazaar

78
195 | Working People's Tea Meeting 79

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Nature

311

107

240

311

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