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THE

LOCAL PREACHERS' MAGAZINE

AND

CHRISTIAN FAMILY RECORD

FOR THE YEAR 1869.

THE AUTHORISED ORGAN OF THE

Wesleyan Methodist Local Preachers' Mutual-Aid Association.

ESTABLISHED MDCCCXLIX,

“ Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

VOLUME THE NINETEENTH.

LONDON:

PHILIP PARKER, 8, EXETER HALL, STRAND.
KENT & CO., SIMPKIN & CO., AND STEVENSON

PATERNOSTER ROW.

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NELSON AND CO.

PRINTERS, OXFORD ARMS PASSAGE, ST. PAUL'S,

LONDON.

cation, 293; Paper IV.; John the Bap-
tist, 356.

BIOGRAPHY. John Turner, 69; Hon. Jos.

A. Wright, 71; S. Skevington, 105,

118; Thomas Mitchener, 167, 197.

CHOICE SELECTIONS. A German Emigrant

Service, 54; Thackeray on Convents, 55;

Capernaum, 56; African Crocodiles, 56;

Force and Motion, 57; Be wary as Ser-

pents, 58; Mr. Ryland and an Innkeeper,

88; Early Methodism, 89; Parables, 89;

Sensational Works, 90; Conference of Lay

Preachers, 90; The Unbeliever refuted, 90;

Health of Body, 90; A wise Reproof, 91;

Science and the Bible, 91; God working

in Nature, 91; A converted Atheist, 91;

The unwise Mother, 91; A Woman's

Smile, 91; Rev. J. A. James, 124; Fru-

gality and Liberality, 124; Short Sen-

tences, 124; Dr. J. Kant and the Robbers,

151; Faith increased Obedience, 152;

Christian Conversation, 153; Presence of

God, 153; The Grouping of the Apostles,

Clouds of Insects, 154; Fact in Orni.

thology, 154; Shilloch Country, 155;

Life, 155; Cheerful People, 155; People

we do not like, 155; Mrs. Fry's Advice

to her Sons, 155; Business a Means of

Grace, 156; Eat your brown Bread first,

156; Haste is not wisdom, 156; Last

Hours of John Knox, 185; An interesting

Fact, 185; The faithful Minister, 185;

Be not deceived, 186; Despondency, 186;

Great Men, 186; Selah, 203; Scribes and

Pharisees, 204; Alpine Rocks, 246;

Pulpit Preparation, 250; The Adamić

Creation, 281; A buried Church re-

covered, 282; Popery as it now is, 282;

An obedient Child, 315; Sunshine in

Parlours, 315; Family Prayer, 315;

Love Children, 315; Old Sermons, 340;

Remarkable Dam on the Nile, 341; God's

Presence, 342; Property in relation to

Conscience, 343; Style of Preaching, 344;

The Benediction, 344;. Good Idea of

Death, 344.

CORRESPONDENCE. Autobiography of a

Local Preacher, 23; Our Magazine, 86;

The Pulpit Analyist, 317; A Word from

the West, 344; The Adamic Creation,

346.

LEAVES FROM A NOTE BOOK ON THE

CHARACTER OF MEN AND THINGS.
Egotism, 101, 117; Tom the Cobbler, 184;
Sin and the Sinner, 260; Thoughts on the

Decrees, 314; Prejudice, 329.
LILLEY, W.O. The Self-indulgent Chris-

tian, 103; Do justly, a practical Homily,
164; A Study of the Life and Character
of Christ-Paper I. Introductory, 233;
Paper II. The Birth of Christ, 262;
Paper III. Christ's Childhood and Edu-

LITERARY NOTICES. Mills's Sure of Heaven,

18; Heywood's Book for the Sorrowful,
19; Gardener's Magazine, 21; Old Jona-
than, 21; Old Jonathan's Almanac, 21;
Mission of Jesus, 21; Like Jesus, 21;
The Church in relation to the State, 21;
Morison's Commentary on the New
Testament, 51; Goode's Rome's Tactics,
52; Clayton's Orthodoxy vindicated, 54;
Morison's Commentary 81; Hibberd's
Garden Oracle, 82; Morison's Commen-
tary, 117; Lyth’s Homiletical Treasury,
118; Primitive Wesleyan Methodist
Magazine, 119; Church's History of the
Primitive Methodists, 120; Gardener's
Magazine, 121; Old Jonathan, 121;
Morison's Commentary, 179; Morison's
Commentary, 277; Gardener's Magazine,
278; Old Jonathan, 279; Biblical Notes
and Queries, 279; Booth's Memorial of
Miss M. Sharpley, 311; Kirsop's Why
am I a Total Abstainer, 312; Dunn's
What I have written, 313; Room's Bible
Celebrities, No. I., 313; Mrs. Shadwell's
Bible Exercises, 314; Heun's Pulpit
Earnestness, 314; The Great Lovefeast
in Heaven, 338; Room's Bible Celebrities,
No. II., 338; Gardener's Magazine, 364;
Old Jonathan, 364; Old Jonathan's Al.
manack, 364.

154;

Sheet, 210; Discussions, 210-221; Public
Meeting, 212; Summary of Receipts and
Expenditure, 216; General Committee,
223; Deaths, 223; Subscriptions, 223;
How to clothe Local Preachers, 254;
General Committee, 255; Deaths, 255;
Subscriptions, 255; Northampton Branch,
285; Our last Aggregate Meeting, 273;
General Committee, 286; Deaths, 286;
Subscriptions, 286; Our Public Meeting,
307; Birmingham, 319; General Com-
mittee, 319; Subscriptions, 320; General
Committee, 351 ; Deaths, 351; Subscrip-
tions, 352; Twenty Thousand Pounds
wanted: Letter from the President, 375;
Letter from R. Durley, 377 ; General Com-
mittee, 378 ; Deaths, 378; Subscriptions,
379.

NARRATIVE. American Sketches - The

Cradle of American Methodism, 15; An
OLD Man's CONTINENTAL TOUR IN
1868-No. I., 45; No. II., 74; No. III.,
110; No. IV., 125; No. V., 171; No.
VI. 237; No. VII., 266 ; No. VIII., 302,
332.

POETRY. Not in vain, 58; The mourning

Christian, 87; The yellow Crocus, 88;
Welcome to the Old World Sparrow, 124;
Baby is King, 156 ; Tom the Cobbler, 184;
Visit to a Mother's Grave, 205 ; Thoughts
on the Decrees, 314; The crowded Street,

349; On the Close of the Year, 373.
PULPIT, THE. Outlines ef Wesley's Ser-

mons, 361;. Sermon I. Salvation by Faith,

362.
SIMS, GEORGE. Mental Improvement, 146,

177; Parabolic Teaching, 229; The Com-

mission of Christ to His Disciples, 298.
SUNDAY SCHOOL COLUMN. Not in vain,

58; Philip the Donkey Boy, 83; Hints
for Sabbath School Teachers, 121; Per-
sonal Punctuality, 149; A Letter from a

Vest Sunday School Teacher, 179 ; 'Tis
Sixty Years since, 244, 280; Doing Good,
281; Sunday School Facts and Anecdotes,
338 ; " Illustrating,” 364.
TEMPERANCE. Why I signed the Pledge-

No. I., 26; What, never taste again? 27;
Why I signed the Pledge-No. II., 59;
No. III., 86; No. IV., 123; The Secrets
of the Trade, 150; Heywood's Lecture,
182; Newman on Moderate Drinking,
245; The dying Child to her drunken
Father, 245; Dr. Thomas Trotter on

Drunkenness, 339, 365.
THEOLOGY, NATURAL AND BIBLICAL.

Chap. I. God: His Being and Attributes,
1; Chap. II. The Scriptures, 33; Chap.
III. The Trinity, 65; Chap. IV. Man,
97; Chap. V. Jesus Christ, 129; Chap.
VI. The Holy Spirit, 161; Chap. VII.
The Atonement, 193; Chap. VIII.
Repentance and Faith, 225; Chap. IX.
Justification, 257; Chap. X. Regenera-
tion, Adoption, Witness of the Spirit,
289; Chap. XI. Sanctification, 321;
Chap. XII, Death, Resurrection, Future
State, 353.

OBITUARY. Samuel Skevington, Mrs. Crow-

ther, Mary Ann Phillipson, Phæbe Sims--
31; John Homstead, William Wilson,
Benjamin Cluer, Richard Price, James
Blenkhorn-63; John Turner, George
Wilson, John James, John Elworthy,
Jobn Hall, Martha Keightley-94; Ed-
ward Arnold, Thomas Mitchener, George
Studholme, Thomas Firth, David Gill,
Eliza Adams, Emma Wass, Susanna
Banner--127; Daniel Sumner, Charles
Smith-158; Thomas Cooper, Mrs. J.
Stanyer, Thomas Fisher, James Simpson-
159; John Varley, William Hateley,
John Thurston- 189; Josiah Kilner, John
Carter, Harriet Elliott- 223; Thomas Al-
derson, 255; Jobn Crook, William Yeates,
Letitia Gayford, Mrs. Garrett-286;
Mary Gibbitass, Jane Allen, Catherine
Smith, George Sykes, Thomas Breakwell-
320; Susanna Springall, Hannah Lloyd,
William Bircham, Rain Harker, Henry
Hurrell -351; Mark Wade, William
Loomes—352; Ann Edkins, Mary Bain-
ton, Richard Parker, John Derry, John B.

Hall, John Dudley-378.
PASSING EVENTS. January, 27 ; February,

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SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Free

Benefit
Total for Page. Subscriptions. Memberg.
January 32 186 16 9 30 6 8
February. 64 .51 12 7 101 7 0
March 96 97 15 8 137 15 1
April . 128 63 13 2 78 19 9
May. 160 109 9 7 84 11 0
June.

107 10 9 156 6 2
July

224

63 11 9 43 7 0
August . . 256 165 6 7 49 14 9
September 288 82 10 2 138 12 0
October. 320 28 6 11 43 3 6
November 352 36 11 6 54 10 3
December. 384 63 5 0 157 3 11

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61; March, 92; April, 125; May, 157 ;
June, 187; August, 253; September,
285; October, 316; November, 350; De-
cember, 374.

PHENOMENA OF THE MONTHS. January,

27 ; February, 60; March, 92; April,
125; May, 157 ; June, 186; July, 205;
August, 252 ; September, 283; October,
315; November, 349; December, 374.

Total for 1869 €1061 10

5 1075 17

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