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INDEX TO THE SIGNATURES.

J. H.,

A, B., 94.

Huntington, 25, 28, 70, 89, 156, 166,
Abbott (W.) 217, 304.

218, 251, 320, 335, 340.
A Believer, 88.

I. K., 47.
A. B. T., 246.

Jabez, 273.
A Constant Reader, 244, 282. Jelliman (N. and M.), 118.
A Few Poor Sinners, 243.

277.
Á Pilgrim, 147, 240.

J. S., 272.
A Reader, 343.

Keyt (John), 115, 213.
A Servant of the Church, 167. L. L., 285.
A Voice from the Wilderness, 26. Love (Christopher), 117. [350.
Beta, Delta, 154.

Luther, 101., 134, 185, 262, 268, 303,
Boston (T.), 82, 180, 181.

M. A. B., 186.
Broadbridge (G.), 149.

Marston (C. H.), 284.
Brown (John), 16, 51, 68, 133, 165, Minimus, 341.
187, 242, 293, 325, 344.

Moore (W.), 176.
Bunyan, 30, 53, 58, 68, 70, 113, 146, Morton (Elizabeth), 80.
207, 245, 278, 293, 303.

Moses, 114.
C. A. S., 174.

Nathaniel, 72, 103, 135.
Charles, 269.

Newton (John), 90.
Churcher (James), 315, 345.

0., 39, 120, 359.
Coles (Elisha), 44, 46, 87, 113, 185, Omicron, 90.

119, 150, 251, 284, 314, 325, 350. One who has been in the Furnace, 171.
Davidson (H.), 82, 179, 180. Owen, 19, 70, 79, 82, 119, 165, 197,
Doddridge, 89, 134, 152, 170, 251, 242, 278.
271, 320, 358.

Offer (Stephen), 43, 206, 334.
Dredge (Robert), 310.

Panting (Mrs.), 306.
E. B., 381.

Payton (G.), 333.
E. C., 285.

Priestley (Timothy), 111, 117, 125,
Editor, 8, 59, 71, 81, 93, 95, 126, 175, 212, 245, 260, 293, 303, 305,

153, 154, 156, 157, 181, 188, 219, 358.
243, 244, 252, 284, 282, 288, 321, R. K., 208.
331, 333, 351, 308, 341, 343, 383, Rusk (John), 199, 231, 263, 295.
385.

Rutherford, 25, 30, 44, 46, 70, 125,
E. R., 338.

145, 214, 262, 268, 282, 326, 335.
E. W. W., 17.

T. B., 20.
F. B., 31.

T. C., 24, 151.
Fowler (H.), 327.

T. G., 52, 112, 274.
Gadsby (W.), 50.

Toplady, 19, 68, 101, 124, 150, 212,
G. H., 153,

245, 281, 294, 326, 358.
G. T. C., 364.

Turner (S.), 45, 125.
Goulding (Christopher), 54, 83. W. C., 283, 314.
Hancock (E.), 308.

W. D., 215.
H. C., 305.

W. G., 369.
Herbert (Daniel), 279.

W.J., 29.
Harrison (Isaac), 182.

W. M., 280.
Hawker, 81, 124, 165, 207, 276, 294, W. S., 28.
326, 340, 344.

W. T., 50, 281, 325, 340, 358.

SIGNATURES TO THE POETRY.
A Constant Reader, 198.

J. C., 102.
B. B., 37.

Louisa, 166.
B. M., 392.

R. B., 326.
Clark (Augustus), 198.

Toplady, 261.
E. J., 198.

W. P., 70, 134.
G. T. C., 230.

W. P., 294.
I. H., 69.

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ADDRESS TO THE READERS OF THE

6. GOSPEL STANDARD.”

from our pen.

What shall be the subject of our Annual Address necessarily demands with each recurring year a larger amount of anxious thought. Our main aim and desire still are, as indeed they ever have been, to edify our readers—at least, as many of them as are willing to receive in a spirit of affection what flows, we trust, in the same spirit

Our next desire is to be favored with such a variety in subject, thought, and expression, that each successive Address may not be the mere echo of the preceding. To combine these two desirable requisites is difficult, not only, or rather not so much from the limited nature of our subjects, as from our own limited abilities and attainments. Yet as the Fountain of all wisdom and truth is anexhausted and inexhaustible, may we not hope that He may

still in this, as in other instances, graciously “supply all our need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus?”

One subject, however, this year has so forced itself on our attention, that, as we could not totally pass it by, we have felt induced to give it a prominent place-indeed, to make it the chief topic of our Address. That subject, we need hardly add, is one which is in everybody's mind and mouth,—the fearful war in which we as a nation are now engaged.

It has, therefore, struck our mind, that it might not be wholly out of place to present our readers with some thoughts which may help them to a Christian view of the subject. Should some of our preliminary remarks wear too much of a political aspect, let it be borne in mind first, that such a view of the matter is almost inseparable from the subject itself; and, secondly, that we have purposely dwelt upon this point in order to relieve difficulties which may have presented themselves to and perplexed some of our readers.

The opening year finds us engaged in deadly strife with a foe alike gigantic in resources and unscrupulous in their use.

After a

Peace of almost unexampled duration, during which, amidst alternations of suffering, the Giver of all good has largely showered down prosperity' on our native land, war has broken out with all its attendant horrors; and though its present seat is happily removed from our favored shores, yet it bas already exacted a fearful amount of victims from English homes and hearths. It is scarcely possible, were it even consistent with Christian feeling, to be unconcerned, unsympathising spectators of such important events as are now so deeply agitating the mighty heart of England; nor does it seem as if we could or should shut up our ears and minds in a kind of apathetic, monkish seclusion from all interest in public affairs, when English blood is flowing in torrents, and English homes in almost every class of society are saddened with lamentation and woe. · Ours has been for many years, and still is, a highly-favored land. Civil and religious freedom, with all their attendant blessings, we have so long inherited from our ancestors as now to claim them as our very birthright, and to hand down to our children this legacy unimpaired is a fixed determination with every true. Englishman. No one, therefore, in whose breast an English heart beats could view Russia spreading her net. of crushing slavery over the fairesti part of Europe, and eventually over our own country, with tame, passive indifference. Into political matters it is not our office or inclination to enter. If, therefore, we seem to touch upon them, it is, as above hinted, chiefly with the view of relieving a difficulty which has probably presented itself to some of our readers. Afflicted and disa tressed with the scenes of horror and bloodshed which the war has already brought, anticipating greater, and doubting perhaps the eventual issue, they may feel induced to ask, “Can war. under any circumstances be justifiablet Is not peace preferable at any price?" To answer this question we propose the following considerations. As Christians, we must ever deeply lament the existence of war under any circumstances, and loathe and detest its attendant cruelties and bloodshed; and as believers in the precepts of the gospel, we should, in our own individual capacity, not take up the sword at all. But what we should do as followers of Christ, and what England should do as a great and mighty nation, at the head of European liberty, are very different matters. We should not, therefore, view the war as if England were a gospel church, and the Queen's ministers partakers of the grace and power of the gospel. But cast as our lot is on English ground, and bound up as we are in our time-state with England's weal and woe, we must view the matter as free citizens of a free country: And'our own firmi conviction is, that whether justifiable or not, the presentiwar was inevitable either now or at no

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