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LONDON:
E. MARLBOROUGH & Co., AVE MARIA LANE.

LEICESTER: WINKS & SON.

PREFACE.

The Preface to a new book—the production of a single author-may be necessary to explain why the work was written, and what are the purposes it is intended to subserve. But the annual Preface to an old Magazine, which has had numerous contributors, is in danger of sinking into a literary formality, vr of swelling into a mere editorial puff.

In our case authorship and editorship have been closely intermingled ; and while modesty forbids the mention of our own contributions by name, gratitude demands that we cordially thank the writers who have helped us by their more substantial papers, and the correspondents who have furnished us with our monthly information. Nor would we forget our obligation to the agents who have exerted themselves to sell a publication so low in price, and affording them so little pecuniary profit. In respect to remuneration, all parties, editors, publishers, and salesmen, are nearly on an equality. Great gain, in the shape of money, is not possible to any of them. The public good of the Denomination must be our united aim. The subscribers have certainly as much for the price as is supplied by the average of denominational magazines; and while the quantity is ample, we will not be so untrue to ourselves as to admit that, in regard to its quality, they have just grounds of complaint. Still, if encouraged in our labours, we hope to provide something better in the future.

W. UNDERWOOD.

N.B.—The “ Missionary Observer” has been conducted by the Rev. J. C. Pike, the Missionary Secretary.

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ESSAYS, &c.

PAGE.

No Fuel, No Fire

1

Concerning Visiting

8

Down among the Water Weeds

10

The late Dr. James Hamilton ...

13

Theories of Creation

33

Religious Character: the Means and Hin-

drances of its Growth...

40

Milk for Political Babes

47

On a Becoming Posture in Public Worship 65

Memoir of Mr. J. Bailey, Woodhouse Eaves,

Leicestershire

69

A Biblical Paper: Miscellaneous

72

The Sabbath School and the Church

75

Houseless by Night

76

Denominationalism

77

The Present State of the General Baptist

Denomination

97

“Man made in the Image of God”...

102

A Story of Long Ago

107

A word to Young Men on State-Churches 108

The Progress of Opinion on Ecclesiastical

Questions

129

A Bunch of Keys...

135

The Best Use of the Best Day...

136

Bible Exegesis

137

Walter Scott and Marjorie Flemming 138

The Kingdom of Christ, its Nature and
Claims

161
“Why are we, as a Denomination, not
making greater Progress

165
The Religious Anniversaries

172
Faith, and one of its Foes...

193
The best means of Promoting the Spiritual

Prosperity and Extension of our De-
nomination

196
The Secret of Constancy in Christian Work,

despite its manifold Discouragements ... 225
Our Baptist Brethren in America

236
The Dissenting Colleges

239
The Talmud-its Legends and Lessons 257
An Enraged Hearer

263
Old Age

266
Leisure Hours

267
The Hall Lamp and the Front Door Mat 268
Memoir of John Garrett, Esq., Chesham 289
The Duty of Protestant Nonconformists in
Relation to the Irish Church

292
Our New Chapel, Coventry

297
A Good Man

321
Church and State ...

324
The Baptismal Pattern

331
The Persevering Boy

332
Fair Questions to Baptists

334
On Prayers to Christ

334
National Education

353
An Invitation to Jerusalem

359
The General Conference of the Free-wili
Baptists in America

363

PAGE.
The Preciousness of Christ to the Christian
Believer

16
The Christian Mother at Home

17
Magazines, &c.

17, 244, 337
The Divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus

Christ
Retrospect and Forecast
Brief Notices ...

46, 112, 142, 367
Things New and old ..

78
A Candid Examination of the Rite of Con-

firmation as Practised in the English
Episcopal Church ...

79
Sermon Thoughts : Analysing and Illustra-
ting Bible Texts

79
My First White Hair

80
Congregational Anthems, &c.

80
The Children's Saviour

80
Apologetic Lectures on the Saving Truths of
Christianity

109
God's Purposes and Man's Accountability... 111
Choosing, Learning, Loving, Doubting...

111

Sunday Verses

139

Notes Critical, Explanatory, and Practical,

on the Book of Psalms

140

Aids to the Spiritual Life

141

Conversations on Church Establishments 141

What is the Talmud?..

141

John Wesley: or, the Theology of Conscience 175

The True Theory of the Christian Ministry 175

The Curate in the Crucible

175

Good Works

175

The Presbyterian.

George Fox, the Friends, and the Early

Baptists

202

Government, Cônduct, and Example

204

A Glimpse at the Great Secret Society.. 204

The 'l emperance Bible Commentary

204

Sinful and Righteous Heresy

205

Images in the Windows of Churches

205

Ireland and her Agitators...

205

The Patristic Testimony against Prelacy

Insubvertible ...

205

The Writings of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage 242

The Fixed Character of God's Dealings in

Nature and Grace, in this Life and the

Life to come

244

The Theology of the Commisslon on the

Subject of Christian Baptism

269

Baptist History

270

Publications Received...

272

Evening by Evening; or Readings at Even-

tide

301

Scenes among which we labour

301

Can it be true? Life and Death

302

The Proceedings of the General Assembly of

General Baptist Churches...

302

The Church in its Relation to the State

335

The Church of Christ. What is it?

337

Will Christ return to Reign upon the Earth? 337

The Hiding Place, &c....

337

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POETRY.

Principium Anni

My Winter Fire

Orphans

The Banner over me is Love

To the Students at Chilwell College

Lessons from Ancient Rhymesters

An Easter Hymn ...

Vernal Thoughts about Giving".

The World, or the World's Saviour

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112
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142

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