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which will amount to 20,000 copies, besides four new ones put into circulation for revision, with the view of being printed; also four of your small publications of four pages, 32mo, so well adapted to the children: these, of course, are translated into Malayalim.

“Thus far the Lord has led us on; and, though we cannot reckon on many direct conversions by the tracts within the range of our knowledge, we have reason to conclude that the distribution of them, in connexion with portions of the sacred Scriptures, has been productive of extensive good: the minds of the natives, both heathen and (nominally) Christian, in various directions, have been so influenced as to solicit the means of grace to be established among them, and which I hope will be the case before long. Our congregations in Alleppie,- for now we have two-have during the year considerably increased, by the reception of several heathen and Romanists; and we have the prospect of more joining us soon. What I thus observe of the Alleppie mission, may be noticed of all our stations. Indeed, a general knowledge of the leading feature of Christianity, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour of men, and that it is through him, as Mediator, that they are to worship God, pervades all castes to a great extent, which we cannot but hope is preparing the way, and will have its influence ere long, by the operations of the Holy Spirit, in bringing vast numbers into the church of Christ. Friends and foes of Divine truth appear to be aware of this; hence, the latter, of all castes, are on the alert, endeavouring to meet and to obstruct our efforts in every way. The Musselmans most vigilantly look out, and take the alarm on the slightest symptoms of any one of their class being inclined to embrace the Christian religion. The Nairs, although mere Shoodrans, in this country assume a vast deal of consequence, and many of them fill the offices of takshilders, etc., are exceedingly jealous of our proceedings, and betray the greatest fears of our approach to the neighbourhood in which any of them may be. They openly avow, that if we and our religion be near them, they shall not be able to carry on their intrigues; and exert themselves to the utmost to prevent us obtaining a site for a place of worship. In this the Syrians, as a body, with their catanars, and the Romanists with their priests, unite, and frequently are the instigators, of which I could detail facts: it is sufficient here to observe, that such is the position of things. Like the sun and rain, the truth kas its effects on the individuals with whom it comes into contact, according to the cast of mind they may be of, and the circumstances they may be in; which calls for our

pressing onward in the use of every scriptural means for the dissemination of the truth as it is in Jesus, and of which that of distributing tracts ihat accord with the Divine oracles we consider not the least; and in doing this we feel the assurance, that your Committee will, as they have hitherto done, render us the required aid, together with uniting in earnest prayer for those influences from on high which are necessary to give those means the desired effect.”

THE LITTLE MOHAMMEDAN TRACT DISTRIBUTOR. It was in 1827, that a poor little Mohammedan girl, about five years old, was pointed out to Mrs. Wilson, of the Female Orphan Refuge near Calcutta, as a little creature suffering hunger almost to starvation, and pining under an aged father's cruelty, who, having nothing to give her, beat her whenever she, asked him for food. After much persuasion, the old man was induced to make over the child, by writing, to Mrs. Wilson, in order that when he was gone she might claim her from the hands of an unkind brother. A native Christian was instantly sent to draw up the necessary paper, but the old man had just expired when this person reached his dwelling. The poor little girl was standing by the corpse eating a piece of biscuit, which fell from the father's hand as he expired. The brother, after giving much trouble, at length allowed the child to be removed. She was baptized by the name of Anna: she is tall and thin, and of a very interesting countenance.

Having been three years in the institution, this girl, with an elder orphan, accompanied Mrs. Wilson on a tour to the upper provinces.

“ Dear little Anna was of great use," says Mrs. W., " as the villagers, to whom we wished to give tracts, were too timid to wait our approach, but would always admit the child amongst them; so we sent her forward, and by the time we reached the spot she was engaged, perhaps on tiptoe, assisting a poor man to read the tract. If they were backward in taking them, she would encourage them to do so with, “ Take it brother, take it; it is God's book; it will teach you about Jesus Christ.”” Other interesting conversations are also recorded between this child and the natives. At length she returned to the institution, and was for some years a valuable assistant, in teaching the younger children. She is now married to a catechist of the Church Missionary Society, and both she and her husband have eminently enjoyed the regard of the missionaries, with whom they have been placed.-Missionary Gleaner.

LAST HOURS OF THE EARL OF BUCHAN. A FEW days before his death, Lady Huntingdon went to see him, at his particular request. The interview was particularly affecting. As soon as he could speak, he said, “I have no foundation of hope whatever but in the sacrifice of the Son of God; I have nowhere else to look, nothing else to depend upon for eternal life and salvation, and my confidence in him is as firm as a rock.”

In his last moments Lord Buchan bore witness of a hope and confidence of eternal life, built on the Divine propitiation and righteousness. As his end approached, he evinced the same firm reliance on the hopes of the gospel, and was filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory. He behaved like the patriarch Jacob, when, by faith, leaning upon his staff, he blessed his children. The Earl added, “Yea, and they shall be blessed.” At another time he said, “Had I strength of body, I would not be ashamed, before men and angels, to tell what the Lord Jesus hath done for my soul. Come, Holy Ghost! Come, Holy Ghost !-Happy, happy, happy!” Thus,

“On his lips, his dying lips,

The sound of glory quiver'd ;" and in this triumphant manner his lordship burst the fetters of mortality, and entered that “land of pure delight,”.

“Where congregations ne'er break up,

And sabbaths never end." “His lordship's departure,” says Lady Huntingdon, "was not only happy and glorious. Though arrived at the very summit of assurance, and experiencing much of those rapturous communications which are often made at the last moments to the souls of departing saints, he felt abased in the dust on account of his own vileness and utter wretchedness, and his continual cry was, ‘God be merciful to me a sinner! I have witnessed the dismissal of many from the burden of mortality, but I have seldom seen an end more satisfactory, more solidly happy, or more triumphant. Thanks, unceasing thanks to Him who hath, in his infinite goodness, blessed the preaching of his word in the house which he hath enabled me to build, to record the glories of his name, and the wonders of his redemption, and attended the labours of his vile and unprofitable servant with the benediction of his Spirit! Not unto me, not unto me, O my God, but unto thee, and to thy free and sovereign grace, be all the praise and glory!"

His lordship departed this life December 1st, 1767, in the fifty-eighth year of his age; thus bearing testimony to the truth of the profession he had made.

LOVE TO THE BRETHREN. HE that ranketh as a member of the church of Christ, and reckons himself a child of God; if he be a child indeed, all the children of God are his brethren and sisters, both by nature and grace. If God be his father, the children of God are his brethren and sisters : but if he doth not love them as brethren, it shows that he abideth in death, and deceiveth himself: he is not born of God, nor passed from death unto life.

W. GEARING,

BE STILL.
BE still-remember your own God,

Look up to him in faith;
And smiling view each earthly rod,

For thus the Almighty saith,
“The lot of those that righteous are

Shall not be moved away.
Then trembling yield not to despair

Since Christ can be your stay.
Be still-commune with your own heart,

Examine well each grace.
Be not deceived, has Christ a part

In this thy earthly race ?
Oh yes, by faith I Jesus love,

I feel my soul in prayer,
Rises from man to God above

Enjoys sweet foretastes there.
Be still—and know Jehovah's power

Will quite from sin release,
By him in copious streams to shower

On you his Spirit's peace.
Be still—your God is true and just.

Review what he has done;
His honour is engaged, he must

Fulfil what is begun.
Then oh be still_wait each event,

With patience tread the road,
Let your whole life in praise be spent

That leads to God's abode.

I. K.

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LO here the true pattern of bounty; what clear crystal streams are here, and how liberally do they gush forth and hasten dowri, with a pleasing murmur, into the valley! yet you see neither man nor beast that takes part of that wholesome and pure water; it is enough that those may dip who will; the refusal of others doth no whit abate of this proffered plenty. Thus bountiful housekeepers hold on their set ordinary provision, whether they have guests or no: thus conscionable preachers pour out the living waters of wholesome doctrine, whether their hearers partake of those blessed means of salvation, or neglect their holy endeavours. Let it be our comfort that we have been no niggards of these celestial streams; let the world give an account of the improvement.

UPON THE SIGHT OF BOYS PLAYING.

Every age hath some peculiar contentment ; thus we TRACT MAG., THIRD SERIES, NO. 79, JULY, 1840.

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