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Abney House, Dr. Isaac Watts, Prost Fair on the River Thames 29

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Address to Young Christians.... 286 Jews carrying the First-fruits to

Advice. Important

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Appeal. The Prison Child's 72 Isaac Watts and Abbey House.Dr. 1

Australia. Remarkable Disco- Kirkstall Abbey

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51 " Licking the Dust.” Illustra.

Australia. The Orange and the tion of.......

Peach in......

23 Martyrdom of Bishops Latimer

Avoid Evil Companions, How to 148

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Bartholomew's Day. Protestants

Temple of Isambel and the
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Beginning to be dishonest........ 34

Better use for his Money. A..

Emily's Wish ......

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Better Choice, The.....

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Escape. Hair-breadth

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Pirds, Beasts, and Insects. 165

Evil Companions. How to avoid 148
Trades of ....

Evil Company.........

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Blind'Copaul.Conversion of poor 220
Blind Girl and her Bible. The .. 313 Farmer's Carpet. The

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Boy that was killed, because he

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Brottreaux. The Silent Tower of 16 Foliage of Trees. The.......... 223
Bradford, Yorkshire. Juvenile Frost Fair on the River Thames 29
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Burial Rites and Ornamental
Gift to a Highwayman

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Graves

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Cabin Boy. The

God. Omnipresence of.............. 105

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Carpet. The Farmer's.............. 273 Gratitude to Parents ..........

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Child-Colporteur. The...... 228
Child to an Infidel. Reply of a 224 Hair-breadth Escape..

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Choice. The Better

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we go to Heaven

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Companions. How to avoid Evil 148 Hero. A True...

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Constantius. A Tale of .. 61 How to avoid Evil Companions.. 148

Contentment. Lowliness and .... 299 How to be Loved

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| Conversion of Poor Blind Copaul 220 Hyæna and Providential Deli-

Converted Sailor Boy. The......... 257 verance. The................. 270
Cornish Church-yard. A......... 285

Cottage Children in a Grave. “ I Don't Care," Old................ 11

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Death of a Brother and Two
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Deformed Body and Distorted

Infidel, Reply of a Child to an..

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Dishonest. Beginning to be ......

Ingratitude of the Proud.. 250

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Inquiry Office. Our ..........53, 81, 154

Dying Hindoo

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Italian Boy. The Poor....

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ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS.

Jerusalem. Letter from............ 175

Birthplace of William Wil- Jesus. I will rely on

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Burial Rites and Ornamental

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Latimer and Ridley. Martyrdom

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Letter from Jerusalem
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Letter from the Rev. Joseph Taking God's name in vain. On 280
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Little May's Prayer. Poor..... 318 We miss her

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Liverpool, Sunday School Anni-

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Lowliness and Contentment..... 299 Peach in Australia. The Orange

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Poor Italian Boy. The............ 130

Andrews. Mary

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Poor Little May's Prayer...... 318

Power. Gentleness and its........ 43

Blears. Elizabeth

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Proud. Ingratitude of the........

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Griffiths of Hulme, Manchester.

Providential Deliverance. The

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Punished. Sick of being

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Johnson of Sandbach. Mary 266

Lewins. Anne.....

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Remarkable discoveryof Murder
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Walton. George

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“ Mamma is asleep".

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Russia. Cronstadt and the War

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Martin's Rose....

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Martyrdom of John Brown .... 283

Mary. The Infidel and Little .... 26

Sailor Loy. The Converted
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Scotch Sheep.dog. The
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Method of obtaining the Sponge. Sick of being Punished..........

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Mind. The Deformed Body, and

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Stolen Penny. The...................

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Missionary Meeting, Bradford

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Mischief its own punishment

Spare Moments. The.............

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Swift to Hear. Slow to Speak .. 278

Yorkshire

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Moments. Spare..

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Temple of Isambel. and the

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River Nile

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Murder in Australia. Remark-

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Things. Little.....

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Insects

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Orange and the Peach in Aus-

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True Hero. A......

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Ornamental Graves.Burial Rites

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Birth of the Messiah, The 332 Wish Emily's......
Child's inquiry about Death. A 168
Crown of Thörns. The........ 308 Young Christians, An Address to 286

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DR. ISAAC WATTS AND ABNEY HOUSE. EMINENT men, who have by their labours contributed largely to the instruction and happiness of mankind, ought to be kept in memory. Their virtues ought to be recorded, that they may be regarded as examples which we may strive to imitate; and we ought to be thankful to God for the benefits we have received, and may continue to receive, from the good books which have been written for our instruction.

Dr. Isaac Watts was a very good and learned man, and he wrote many very excellent books on various subjects, which have afforded much valuable information to multitudes of persons of all ages. He was born at Southampton, on the 17th of July, 1674. His father was a dissenter, and kept a boarding-school in that town. At that time dissenters were greatly persecuted by the adherents to the established church. Dr. Watts was the eldest child of a family of eight children. His father and his grandfather suffered for their non-conformity; his father was more than once put into prison because he refused to conform to the established church; and when Dr. Watts was an infant, his mother sometimes suckled him sitting on a stone near the jail where her husband was imprisoned.

At a very early age, Dr. Watts gave evidence of the possession of superior talents. He began to learn Latin when he was only four years old. In the year 1690, he was sent to an academy in the neighbourhood of London; and when in his nineteenth year, he became a member of the church of which his tutor, the Rev. Mr. Rowe, was the pastor. From the ardour with which he pursued his studies, his health became impaired ; and when he was about twenty years old, he returned home to his father's house, where, for the benefit of his health, he had to remain for about two years. Here he spent his time in reading, meditation, and prayer; and preparing himself for the work of the ministry. He was then engaged to be tutor to the son of Sir John Hartopp, and went to reside in his house, at Stoke Newington. Here he continued for five years; and wbile he instructed his pupil, Mr. Watts was not negligent of his own improvement, and diligently applied himself to the study of the Holy Scriptures.

When Dr. Watts was twenty-four years old, he, on his birth-day, began to preach ; and shortly after, became assistant to Dr. Isaac Chauncy, pastor of a church in Mark-lane, London. His preaching was well received ; but soon his labours were interrupted by a severe illness, which lasted five months. In March 1702, he succeeded Dr. Chauncy, and became the sole pastor of the church. But soon after he was again dangerously afflicted, and he was for a long time in a state of great weakness. His

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