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Crown Him Loril of All.-Putience, Teachers !

175 not help. They fled to á lofty tree, ( are we willing to obey, and whom do but still the whelming waves rose we wish to be our King ?" The higher. At first they washed over children answered, “Jesus Christ !" their feet - then came up to their " Then can you put a crown of gold on ankles—and then to their knees-still His head ? How can you crown the rising higher and higher. Now the Lord Jesus Christ ?" “ Crown Him water has reached their breast; now- with our hearts." "Yes, dear chilnow—they gasp for breath'—the children, crown Him with your heart's dren uttered an involuntary shudder, love, for He well deserves it all. I as if theinselves struggling with the hope He is your Lord. But is He water ("Ah! aha!')— they, too, were Lord of all?" "No, sir!" “Oh, then, swept away!' continued the teacher. ask your friends to crown Him. Let

“Dear children, we, like us pray that every one we know may them, are sinners; we, like them, must crown our blessed Jesus with their be swept away, if we do not seek the hearts-Crown Him Lord of all.'” love of Jesus. Jesus can forgive ! Jesus can save! Jesus is our Ark!' Not the youngest child in all that school will ever forget the story of the

Deluge, and its lesson."

HENRY OBOOKIAH was an interesting
Indian youth, who had been converted

to Christianity. When his teacher CROWN HIM LORD OF ALL. (Mr. D.) was making him speak words

of two syllables, the little boy could A YOUNG man was asked to explain never pronounce the letters, but to a class of children the lines, “ Crown always gave it the liquid sound; a Him Lord of all." So he took the room he would call a loom, and a race thought to pieces. The crown, what a lace. At every different reading an the act of crowning means, the person attempt was made to correct the deto be crowned, the people that are to fects. Mr. D- used to pronounce crown him.

When he reached the the letter, and then urge him to imiclass he began by Probing thus :- tate by saying, “Try, Obookiah, try. “ Have you ever

crown ?" It is very easy." This was often " What was it made of?” “Who repeated; and the little pupil was wears a crown?" What is the use of sometimes observed to turn his face it?” This introduced, “Who crowned away and smile. It was not long, Queen Victoria ?" “What did they however, before the difficulty was mean by crowning her?” “Wanted overcome, and the unaccountable smile her to be Queen." "Yes, they meant forgotten. Some months after, when that they would like her to be Queen, Obookiah could speak a little English, and that they were willing to obey he and his teacher were spending a her laws." "I was travelling through pleasant evening together. Obookiah the country that day, and saw in was describing the manner in which every town and village flags and ban- his countrymen drank from a spring, ners, and flowers, and bands of music, when out on their hunting excursions. and long tables spread to feast the The drinking-cup was formed by holdSunday school children. Every face ing the hands together in a peculiar looked glad. Was it only the grand way. The teacher tried to imitate it, people that crowned the Queen that but he could do nothing but spill the day?" Every child replied, "No; the water in lifting it to his lips. ReSunday school children too!" "Do peated failure made him quite disyou mean that the Sunday school chil- couraged. Obookiah, who was not a dren put a crown of gold upon the little amused, looked up to him with a Queen with their hands ?” “No, sir.” very expressive countenance, and said, "Then how did they crown her ?” “ Try, Mr. Dtry. “Crowned ber with their hearts !” easy!" If we wish to be patient in This introduced, "When we say, teaching, we must learn to sympathise “Crown Him Lord of all,' whose laws with our scholars.



It is very

Christian Work.

STEPHANO, THE SARDINIAN tion, he found that he had become the MINSTREL.

guest of-a Protestant! FAVALE is a Sardinian village, twenty

His curiosity now could fully be miles from Genoa. The inhabitants satisfied.

Much to his surprise he are, with only a few exceptions, a poor

found that there was nothing absurd, people. During the summer their or wicked, or blasphemonis, in all the grassy hills yield just enough to keep woman said to him.

On the other them and their cattle living from one

hand, she put questions to him which day to another. In winter there come never were put to him before, that bard days. One or two cotton and went home to his heart, and set him linen factories may employ a bandful seriously thinking about the salvation of young people, but the greater part of his soul. The thought occurred to of the lads have nothing to do. They him that God perhaps bad led him to may sit down in their parents' cottages this place to make him discover a and play the flute or the fiddle, their great treasure. At his request he was faithful companions during the long introduced to the ministers of the town. summer days, when feeding their They gladly gave him any information filocks on the tops of the hills; but they deemed desirable for him. A music, however melodious, soon be- Bible was given to him, and some comes an annoyance, when the stomach tracts, and Stephano began searching is empty and the hearth cold. Had the Scriptures. With every page, the they better not walk out, flute or fiddle light shone clearer and clearer upon in hand, into the country and towns,

him. to try to earn a few soldi by playing a

“I have found the Bible!” he wrote mountain tune to the farmer and the to his parents. “I have found the citizen? Well, so they do.

word of God. Oh, you must read it! One of these wandering Sardinian I will bring it home, and when we are minstrels was young Stephano, a lad together again, we must read it every of seventeen, son of the respectable day.” but poor operative Cereghini. One

But this intelligence fell like a thunday he took leave of his parents and derpeal into the parental house at relatives, and, with his fiddle under Favale. Horror-struck, the father bis arm, wandered away to the thriv- communicated to the priests the great ing districts of Piedmont. He went calamity the devil had brought upon as far as Pignerol, at the entrance of his house, by decoying his son into the the Waldensian valleys. He learnt lions' den, and poisoning bis soul by that they were inhabited by heretics, the contents of the conjuring book. by Protestants ! Was it possible ! The whole C. family, from the old He never knew that these were living grandfather down to the little boy 80 near to his own country. His

who was learning his A B C behind the curiosity began to be excited.

big stove, three times a day offered up The next day he took his fiddle and a pater noster for poor Stephano's soul. walked off to La Tour. He arrived at Who can describe our young mina cottage. A kind-looking woman strel's astonishment when, on his was standing in the doorway. Ste- return home, he found he was looked plano tuned his fiddle, and soon the upon as a lunatic, and shunned by street of La Tour echoed his melo- everybody as if he were carrying the dious voice, accompanied by the well- plague in his pocket? played instrument. The woman ap- He perceived that silence for the peared delighted, and so were the present was wisdom. He showed his people that assembled round the young friends by his conduct that he was minstrel. She invited him to step in neither a madman nor an atheist. and partake of a meal. Nothing could Then gradually he began telling them be more welcome to Stephano. He some stories from the Bible. They entered the cheerful-looking parlour, were exceedingly pleased with them. and to his horror ? no, to his satisfac- They wondered where he got all those

General Buptist Incidents.

177 nice tales about our good Lord and This was a glorious victory of light his saints." Stephano told them they over the darkness of superstition and were written in a book which some- the arrogance of priestcraft. The body had given him in Piedmont, and, Bible reading now was continued not if they desired it, he would be happy merely in secret, but with open doors. to read a page or two to them. An The whole numerous connection of the hour was appointed that evening, and Cereghini became Stephano's regular thus the first Scripture reading took audience. The more the blessed Gosplace at Favale. The effect of it was pel was read and discussed, the more such, that the next meeting was the idolatry and apostacy of the Roeagerly looked for. Thus the reading mish Church becaine unquestionable. of the Bible became a regular habit in Disgusted with the frivolity and abthe cottage of his father Cereghini. surdity of the Roman worship, the Nor was Stephano's audience limited little flock longed for a regular worto the number of his parents, brothers, ship of their own, based on the pure and sisters. From time to time an principles of the Gospel. It was known uncle, and an aunt, and a cousin, to that there was a Waldensian evanwhom the secret was communicated in gelist at Genoa, who conducted service confidence, would steal into the cot- according to the Protestant system. tage in the dark of the evening. A He gladly accepted the invitation to little assembly of hungry souls thus favour the Favale Christians with a gathered round the Bread of Life, and pastoral visit. In concert with his the effect which this heavenly food assistant evangelist, he arranged for a produced in them was such, that their regular service every month. Meanhearts became filled with peace and while, Stephano was sent to La Tour, joy in God their Saviour.

to be trained at the Waldensian colBut, however cautiously the meet- lege. After having spent there three ings were kept in secret, the news years, he returned as a teacher, with soon leaked out. The priests sum- licence to keep a school, and to preach moned the father and the other male the Gospel as an assistant evangelist. members of the secret conventicle to Means were obtained for building a their tribunal, and ordered them im- small chapel, a school, and a teacher's mediately to stop those "scandalous house. The connection of the Ceregproceedings,” and to give up the cursed hinis, numbering about forty commuheretical book called the Bible, to be nicants, became an organised Protesburnt to ashes. Neither the one nor tant church, and while young and old the other order was complied with. every Sunday hear the Gospel from The meetings were continued, and the the lips of their beloved and able Bible read as usual. The priests then teacher, Stephano, the evangelists of had recourse to the strong arm of the Genoa cheer them at least every month police, and two or three masters of with a visit, to give them pastoral families were put into prison. But counsel, to administer the Lord's Suphere they spoiled their own cause. per. Thus the Lord has in his wonderful The priests were compelled imme- providence gathered to himself a flock diately to give up their prey, after an in that hidden corner of the world. imprisonment of two months.

General Baptist Incidents.

HOW THE BARTON PREACHERS | They quickly discovered that the BECAME BAPTISTS.

scripture mode of baptism was immerThe Barton preachers had early con- sion, and resolved to practise it. For ceived some doubts on the subject of this purpose a large tub was placed in baptism, which led them to appeal to their meeting-house, in which the their infallible directory, But their ministers dipped the infants. This prejudices were not easily removed. Icustom they seem to have maintained




for twelve years. At length they by reading and studying the word of were compelled to acknowledge that God.* the New Testament

They were now Baptists in sentithorized the baptism of infants than it ment; but in reducing their creed to did sprinkling. They had flattered practice a considerable difficulty oc. themselves that the example of the curred. None of their ministers had blessed Saviour (Mark x. 16) gave been baptized by immersion on a prosome countenance to their practice, session of faith, and, therefore, accordbut a more impartial examination con- ing to their new views, they were all vinced them that there was not the in an unbaptized state, and unqualified least allusion to baptism in the whole to administer the ordinance to others. transaction. They discovered that If they had any acquaintance at that " Jesus himself baptized not," but time with other Baptists, either “took children in his arms, put his General or Particular, it was very hands on them, and blessed them." slight, and they felt no inclination to Determined to "follow the Lamb solicit their assistance. Indeed, had whithersoever he went,” they removed they applied to any of the regular their vessels for immersion, and brought ministers of that day, when discipline their infants, in the time of public ser- was more rigorously exercised than at vice, to the minister, who, taking them present, it is probable that, considerin bis arms, pronounced an affectionate ing their obscure state and imperfect benediction on them, using on this organization, they would have been occasion the words in which Aaron refused. After much consideration, and his sons were instructed to bless they had recourse to the expedient the children of Israel -—"The Lord usual in such cases. It was agreed bless thee, and keep thee. The Lord that Mr. Donisthorpe should first bapmake his face to shine upon thee, and tize Mr. Kendrick, and then Mr. Kenbe gracious unto thee. The Lord lift drick should baptize him, after which up his countenance upon thee, and they should unite in administering the give thee peace. (Num. vi. 22–27.) ordinance to their associates. This Suitable admonitions to the parents, was accordingly performed about the and earnest and affectionate prayer for middle of November, 1755, when bethem and their offspring, concluded tween sixty and seventy of these prothe solemn and interesting transaction. fessors thus solemnly devoted them. We have no account how long this selves to the service of their Saviour. practice continued, but as it was no The adoption of believers' baptiem ways inconsistent with the principles involved these young professors in perof believers' baptism, it was probably plexities of a different nature. As they retained for some time after they were all independents, and claimed the adopted that practice.

privilege of thinking and acting for In proportion as the grounds of in- themselves, it was not to be expected fant sprinkling vanished, the argu

that all would, at one time, arrive at ments for believers' baptism appeared the same conclusion. Several, in fact, the more conclusive. They found that who were members of their society and the New Testament not only required sat down with them at the Lord's table, repentance and faith, as indispensable disapproved the opinion of the majority, prerequisites to baptism, but also made and continued unbaptized. This did not it the duty of every one who professed not, however, exclude them from comto repent and believe to be baptized. munion; but they were permitted still Yielding, therefore, to the authority of to enjoy all their former privileges. It Scripture and the dictates of con- does not indeed appear that, for some science, they determined, after serious time, baptism was made a term of comexamination for several years, to obey inunion, or considered as giving a title the command of their Saviour, and to the fellowship of the church. personally to devote themselves to his

* Mr. Josiah Thompson observes, “In 1735 they service, in this sacred ordinance. They adopted the sentiments of the Baptists, both with were led to this conclusion neither respect to the subject and the mule of baptism.

This change of sentiment aroge neither from redug by reading the writings of the advo- any books on the subject, nor from conversatusta cates of believer's baptism, nor by with any persons of that persuasion, but merely free conversation with Baptists, but simply persuaded that so had the Lord commanded."

Science and Art. .

One or

New MINERAL.-A new mineral has The OPHTHALMOSCOPE.-Dr. Rosebeen discovered in the neighbourhood burgh has recently given a descriptior. of the Upper Yarra, Australia. It of the mode of using a new instrument resembles that well-known as sapphi- of his invention, by which the eye may rine, and is harder than topaz. It will be examined, and the deep structures be principally valuable to the lapidary of the living eye may be photographed. in polishing other stones.

This will be a welcome addition to POTATOE DISEASE.- Professor Lie- ophthalmic surgery. big says that the cause of this disease BRONZE MEDAL OF GARIBALDI.-A is not to be found in the atmosphere, well-executed bronze medal, an inch but in exhaustion and want of vigour and a half in diameter, has been struck in the soil, which may be remedied by to commemorate the visit of Garibaldi the use of bone powder and ashes. to England. The artist, Mr. T. R. M. Pousard has also given his opinion, Pinches, has produced a very faithful the result of successful experiments, likeness of the Italian patriot. that it is owing to the impoverishing Mr. E. M. WARD has just comof the root by alternate frost and heat, pleted another of the series of pictures and by planting his potatoes after 1st to decorate the corridors of the House of June they escape the frosts of April, of Commons. It is executed in the and the withering of the leaf in July. stereochrome or water-glass material.

GERANIUM LEAVES. - It is not It is one of Mr. Ward's most successgenerally known that geranium leaves ful pictures. The subject is, the landare an excellent application for cuts, ing of Charles II. at Dover at the where the skin is rubbed off, and for Restoration, other wounds of that kind.

Mr. Lucy, an English artist resitwo leaves must be bruised, and ap- dent at Fontainbleau, has painted a plied on linen to the part, and the large picture of Hampton Court on a wound will become cicatrized in a Sunday evening in the time of Cromvery short time.

well, in which are introduced the Lord A Great Comet is predicted by Protector, his daughter Mrs. Claypole, Professor Newmager. He thinks that Milton, Andrew Marvel, Thurloe, it will come so close as to endanger Richard Cromwell and others. The our earth; and should it not attach picture will be exhibited in London itself to us, as one globule of quick- during the season. silver to another, nor annihilate 118, PAUL FLANDRIN, a French painter, during three nights we shall have no died recently. His chief works are pight, but be bathed in the brilliant his paintings in the church of St. Gerlight of the blazing train. The Pro- main des Près, which he left unfinished, fessor is now on his road to Bavaria and his portrait of Louis Napoleon. from Australia. We may, therefore, AN EXTRAORDINARY METHOD of expect to hear more of this presently. restoring old paintings, which is per

ANOTHER PLANET. - Mr. Pogson, fectly simple, involving no chemical the government astronomer at Madras, preparation, and which can be applied has discovered another minor planet, so as to act in half an hour, is said to which he has named Sappho. The have been discovered by Pettenkofer, minor planets now reach the number the famous Bavarian chemist. of fourscore.

A MEDALLION portrait of the Prince Novel USE OF ELECTRICITY.—Mr. of Wales by Mr. Wyon has just been Barker is already known as the in- completed. The likeness is good, and ventor of the pneumatic lever, by the execution of the work satisfactory. which the touch of the key-board of SIR EDWARD LANDSEER has comthe organ is lightened. He is now pleted the model for one of the lions proposing by the aid of electricity to destined for the base of the Nelson simplify the present cumbrous and column. It is at present in the studio complicated means by which the keys of Baron Marochetti, previous to being cominunicate with the organ pipes. cast into bronze.

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