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SUNDAY SCHOOL

TEACHERS' MAGAZINE,

AND

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION.

Fourth Series.

VOLUME THE FOURTEENTH.

1 8 6 3.

LONDON:

SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION, 56, OLD BAILEY, E.C.

PRE FACE.

OUR readers have now before them the first volume of another fifty years' series. It has been a pleasing labour to gather together the well-considered thoughts of about thirty kind contributors, who have never permitted the Editor to feel any anxiety as to his pages being filled with interesting and useful articles. The thanks of the readers of the Magazine are due, and no doubt are frequently rendered to them, for the pleasure and instruction which have been thus received. It is, perhaps, due to our contributors, that this opportunity should be taken for stating that the influence of their labours is not limited to the immediate readers of the Magazine. Sunday school and other periodicals reach us from our own and foreign lands, in which we find numerous extracts from our pages, and that to an extent which often both surprises and gratifies us.

A pleasing instance of the extent of this influence has recently occurred. In our number for April we narrated a touching incident in connexion with the distress in Lancashire during the last winter, under the title of "The Honest Sunday Scholar." That narrative was read in Australia, and moved the hearts of the teachers and scholars of the Surrey Hills Wesleyan school, Sydney, who have remitted the sum of Five Pounds for the use of the lad, who, in circumstances of almost irresistible temptation, was enabled, under the influence of the truths learnt in the Sunday school, to say, “ Yes, we are very bad off, but I go to Sunday school, and I love Jesus, and I couldn't be dishonest."

Our career would present a great contrast to the actual events of human life, if there were no causes for regret mingled with these reasons for thankfulness. The most painful circumstance which has occurred to us, has been the receipt of the following letter from our highly esteemed contributor "Ion,” accompanying an article appearing in the December number, entitled “ Give an account of thy Stewardship."

“ SEPTEMBER 28th, 1863. “ Dear Sir.—Through the kindness of a friend, who lent her hand and pen to aid my inability, I am permitted to send a last contribution to the Magazine, which I have long loved, as affording room to speak for Jesus. I cannot without pain close even so small a door of usefulness, but linger with my hand still upon its hinge, that I may look and speak a loving, ' farewell' to my brothers and sisters, who yet remain in the field of Sunday school labour. There is no need of my feeble testimony to the faithfulness of a prayer-hearing God; but so sweet is it to tell of, that I must beg your indulgence yet one last time. Dear Mr. Editor, my dying couch (or what seems, to all human judgment, likely to be so) has, within the space of one fortnight, been cheered by the avowal of four individuals, who had been the subjects of anxious waiting and supplication for several years, that they have been led to see and believe in Jesus crucified. Shall I own that in one case I had not faith enough to expect that this side of eternity would make known to me the answer of peace ?' Thus are my days of silent waiting made vocal with thanksgiving-He is faithful that promised !! If you think this incident might encourage some one who has already waited years for a soul's new birth, you are welcome to communicate it, not naming me.

dear Sir, will you accept my Christian regards and thanks for the uniform kindness with which you have received my little papers, and believe me,

“ Yours in Jesus." " l'inished Sept. 30."

We have one other cause for regret, and which it is in the power of our readers to remove. The benefit to be derived from the Magazine is much limited by the mode adopted for its circulation amongst teachers. It is necessary, in order to preserve an interest in it, that each teacher should have an opportunity of reading it during the current month; and, in order to this, we earnestly urge that one copy should be taken in for every four teachers: so that one week during the month may be allowed to each.

And now,

It will be perceived that several pictorial illustrations have been inserted: and we expect that during the ensuing year, the number of such embellishments will be increased.

We ask the prayers of our readers, that the Holy Spirit may so guide the minds of the Editor and contributors, that the Magazine may be rendered still more useful in promoting, in various ways, the great work of Christian education throughout the world.

December, 1363.

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BIBLICAL LITERATURE.
Page GENERAL EDUCATION,

Page
Adaptation of the Bible

705
Bible in Indian Schools

739
Authority of the Pentateuch
63 British Orphan Asylum

566
Bible Thoughts

341, 407, 719

British and Foreign School Society .. 435
Christ's Testimony to Moses

355

Chronometrical Chart of the History
Considerations on the Pentateuch 726

of England

298
Demas

162
Education at Birmingham...

638
Destruction of Sennacherib's Army 743

Education in Iceland

153
Does it tell about Jesus? ...

42
Education in Russia

236, 280
Expository Notes on Scripture Les- Geography Point

278
sons 24, 91, 164, 226, 286, 346, 410,

How to Learn

35
487, 550, 615, 667, 729
Influence of Education

465
Historic Character of the Books of

Mr, D'Israeli on Education

121
Moses
147 Malagasy Scholars

273
Internal Evidences of Christianity. 454 Philosophy of Questioning Children. 342
Jewish National History

266

Progress of Native Education in
Joseph in Egypt ...
418

317
Mode of Interpreting Scripture 674

Pure Literature Society

445, 633
Mosaic Record of the Creation... 40 Ragged School Union

437
Nazareth

...577, 646

Schools in Egypt
Stick to the Text
737

60

School Fees...
Study of Scripture

30

Sir John Pakington on Education 117
Teaching Scripture

100
The Good Fight...

354
Vindication of Bishop Colenso ... 641 MISCELLANIES.
BIOGRAPHY.

Alto-relievo Plan of Europe

758

American Commercial Honour 760
Bennett, Rev. Jas., D.D. ...
64 Amusements

86
Boaz, Rev. Thomas, LL.D., 65, 154, 193 Basis of Political Prosperity

556
Child-Preacher
99 Bishop Colenso

572
D'Aubigné, Dr. Merle
285 Books

219
Eardley, Sir Culling Eardley, Bart... 446 Bridal Presents of the Prince and
Gaussen, Professor, of Geneva 637 Princess of Wales ...

384, 390
Hebbron, Mrs. Elizabeth
520 Californian Life Illustrated

702
Hidden Gem
82 Christian Workers

234
Jackson, General “Stonewall" 511 Christian Morality

666
Little Mollie

Day of Rest...

36
Loving Sister
84 Destruction of Pompeii

576
Luther at Worms

663 Distress in the Cotton Manufacturing
Lyndhurst, Lord...

704 Districts ... 63, 124, 188, 317, 384, 448
“Men who have risen,'
216 Does it Tell about Jesus?

42
Paine, Thomas, Death of
519 Earnestness ...

482
Prince Consort

123 Emancipation of American Slaves 189
Rise and Progress of Talent

Emperor of the French

191
Sieveking, Amelia Wilhelmina 449 Excursion Trains on the Lord's-day 126

Fixed Principles...

204
CORRESPONDENCE.

Forgiveness...

35
Freedom

644
Anniversary Services 182, 311, 432, 565 Great Exhibition at Bloomsbury 137
Catechisms and Scripture ...
183 Greenwich Mean Time

512
Luddenden Foot School

508 Heathen's Estimate of the Bible 59
Mimpriss's System

... 433, 631, 698
Hebrew Poetry ...

661
Separate Services
116, 185 Hints to Workers

540
Sunday School Addresses...
57 Honesty is the best Policy

710
Sunday Schools for Italy
608 Influence of Love

527
Sunday School Treats
57, 250 Intercessory Prayer

528
The Unpreached Gospel
629 Letter from a Turkish Cadi

90
To the Officers and Teachers of Martin Van Buren's Will ...

128
Sunday Schools

364. Marriage of the Prince of Wales 252

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