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same prayers and hymns, as you are, has now entered an everlasting rest, which is also prepared for you, if you will accept a Saviour's love, and come to him for his grace. As an example to you, a few facts shall be added, to teach you that however young, you may yet do good to your fellow-creatures, and prove that you have not received the grace of God in vain.
A neighbour having broken her arm, and being also near her confinement, was of course not able to do anything in her house. Jane would often ask her mother to let her clean Mary T's house, or wash her plates ; as she could not do them herself. On leave being given, she was quite delighted; and would often sit down and mend the children's frocks, or anything that wanted mending. Her greatest pleasure was to assist the distressed. Her dinner, even if not more than a morsel of dry bread, was never received without returning God thanks; and if she saw a poor child that was hungry, she always gave a part of it away.
Dear children, “go ye, and do likewise.” Remember that you are " created in Christ Jesus to good works ;” and “blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.”.
Lines supposed to be addressed by Jane to
Thy child has left that world of woe,
To realms of bliss my spirit fled,
My God and Saviour now I see,
Tby loss, dear mother, is my gain;
The following letter was left on a desk in a Sunday School, along with a Hymn Book, directed to the visitors.
DEAR SUPERIORS,--I now take the li. berty of writing to you, being convinced of a crime which a few months since I deemed none. As I was one day considering these words, “ Render to all their due,” I was led to take a view of my past life; to see if 1 had ever taken any thing which was not my own; when I remembered I had, about four years ago, taken out of the school a hymn-book. This made me unhappy ; but the carnal mind would have persuaded me that it was not wrong ; but conscience, which is a faithful monitor, convinced me that it was hateful in the sight of God. I then knew not what to do; at first I thought I would mention it to one of you. Here shame arose ; then I thought I would pur. chase a book, and send with it a letter, which I have done. When I took the book it was not with a view to steal it, but to learn a hymn, and then return it: but I from time to time forgot it;so I thoughtas no one would ever know, I would never mind it. But alas ! I little thought that the great God, who made heaven and earth, observed my every action, and I must at the great day of judgment give an account of the deeds done in the body: but blessed be God, who hath now opened the dark eyes of my understanding, and hath inclined my heart to serve him. If it was in my power, I would, with Zaccheus, restore four-fold; but as it is not I hope God will, through the merits of his Son, accept my repentance, and you will accept this book.
Pardon my freedom, excuse my name, and may the blessing of God rest upon you ; may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the holy and ever blessed Spirit rest upon you now and ever! Amen.
EURYING PLACE OF MISSIONARIES.
Before we left Karass, in Asia, we paid a visit to the burying ground of the colony of Scotch Missionaries; where lie not fewer than four of them, and several females, who left Britain, to assist in converting the Ma. hometans. It was with no common feelings, that I was shown the grave of Douglas Cousin; with whom in early youth I had taken sweet counsel about the things of God, and joined in the prayers, offered up by a num.. ber of Christian friends, for the spread of divine truth, and the extension of the king. dom of God, among men. At that tiine neither of the Societies, by which we were sent into Russia, had sprung up; nor had we the least idea that either of us, would ever visit these parts. Yet, by the provi. dence of God, he was brought here to this place as a missionary; where after spending about a year with his brethren, he died in 1804 ; while after seventeen years, I was spared to visit his grave, and to drop a tear over his remains. He died as his brethren
observed, like a true Christian. Being ask. ed a little before his death, if he wished any thing to be written about him to an old Christian friend in Scotland, whom he greatly loved; he said, after thinking a little, with a peculiar and expressive tone: "Yes. tell him I died in the faith-FULL IN THE FAITH !- Henderson's Travels.
EASTERN WELLS. · Mr. Henderson tells us, that in passing through some towns in the East, he was much struck with the number of wells on both sides of the street. Over each of them is built a windlass, with a handle, which is turned round by the hand. By this means, the bucket is let down into the well, and drawn up again. And he remarks, “It appears that it was a machine of this kind, that Solomon refers to in his picture of old age: “ Or the pitcher be broken at the foun. tain, or the wheel broken at the cistern."