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appear to be ninety degrees west of the Sun; therefore, rising about midnight, southing at sunrise, and setting at noon, if the spectator be near the equator of Venus. Our planet must then appear to our neighbours as a bluish morningstar of surpassing loveliness. With optical resources such as we possess, the form would be that of the Moon in her fourth quarter, and the diameter almost exactly the same as that of Venus seen by us.

Mars is barely visible after sunset in the early part of the month.

Jupiter is some ninety degrees eastward of Venus, and therefore near the meridian; about fifty degrees altitude, when Venus is low in the west. The planets will be easily recognised; for no fixed star then visible can compete with them in brightness. Jupiter will be near the Moon on the morning of the 15th. The groupings of the satellites are beautifully diversified throughout this month. As specimens, it may be mentioned that, at ten o'clock on the evening of the 2d, the first, second, and third will be close together on the west of the planet, the other farther away on the east; on the 4th, at the same hour, the second, third, and fourth will be on the east, the first on the west; 5th, the first, fourth, and third on the east, the second on the disc of the primary ; 7th, the third and fourth on the west, the second on the east, the first on the disc; 9th, all on the west, in the order of actual distance; 13th, the third on the east, the first near the planet, and the second and fourth close together and farther removed on the west ; 14th, the fourth very

close on the east, the third on the west, the second hidden behind the planet, and the first on the disc;

15th, second and fourth on the east, third on the west, first hidden; 19th, all on the east, in the order, second, first, third, fourth ; 23d, all on the west, in the order first, second, fourth, third; 28th, first on the east, second and third close to the planet, and fourth at some distance on the west, and 30th, three on the west, in the order second, fourth, 1hird, reckoning, as in all the other cases, from the planet, the first on the disc. The reappearances of the first satellite, after being eclipsed, is the only part of the pbenomenon which can be witnessed by us: they take place on the 1st, at 6h. llm. 54s. afternoon; 7th, at lh. 38m. 368. morning ; 8th, at 8h. 7m. 28s. afternoon; 14th, at 3h. 34m. 158. morning; 15th, at 10h. 3m. 98. afternoon; 22d, at 1lh, 58m. 568. afternoon; 24th, at 6h. 27m. 56s. afternoon; 30th, at lh. 54m. 478. morning; and 31st, at 8h. 23m. 498. afternoon. In like man. ner the reappearances of the second will only be visible : they occur on the 7th, at 7h. 48m. 178. afternoon; 14th, at 10h. 23m. 58s. afternoon; and 22d, at Oh. 59m. 418. morning. The disappearance of the third may be observed on the 3d, at Sh. 55m. 128. ; reappearance at 10h. 42m. 28s, afternoon: and on the 11th, disappearance at Oh. 57m. 40s.; reappearance at 2h. 44m. 52s. morning.

Uranus will be on the meridian on the morning of the 14th, at two o'clock, and on the 27th, at one o'clock; altitude sixty-one degrees. It will be very near the Moon on the 20th, at seven o'clock in the afternoon.

Neptune crosses the meridian on the 7th, at eight o'clock, and on the 24th at seven o'clock in the afternoon, at an altitude of forty-four degrees.

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A dialogue on the death of "lit- Hints on prayer: Of prayer in MEMORIALS OF THE DEPARTED,
tle Lizzie,” 200

general, 165; of private prayer, continued :
A Hindu book: The stupid, 166 ; of family-prayer, 167 ;
149; the learned, 150; daring, of social prayer, 168

Johnson, Mr. David, 29
150; wealth, 151; the bad, Homeward, 309

Layzell, Mr. George, 380
188; the good, 245; benefi-

Laverick, Henry Thomas, 253
cence, 245; courage, 246; fate, ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES ;

“Old Ann," 350
280 ; works. 281

"Old Nelly," 62
A message from heaven, 197 A woodland ramble, 208

Simons, Mr. William, 221
A righteous re-arrangement, 279 Acre, 48

Williams, Captain James
A Sabbath in Norway, 238
All Saint's Church, Hastings:

Stevens, 317
Alexander and Paul compared, the burial - place of “old Methodism in the metropolis, 14;
297

Humphrey,"112

Mischievous
An escape from a French prison,

mouths bridled,
Bethesda, 3

295
361

Dr. Donne, 176
An unanswered question, 79

Mistress and maid, 263

Dr. Johnson and Mr. Robert Montgomery, James, on "the
ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES ; 31, 63,

Levet, 161

doxology, 215
95, 127, 159, 191, 223, 255, 287,

Edom, 353
319, 351, 381

Elizabeth Castle, Jersey, 16
Glasgow Cathedral, 225

Natural History : Disguises of
Beauty of the Arctic regions, 244

Izaak Walton and Dovedale, insects, 23 _ The study of
“Be zealous, therefore," 103

368

Natural History as a recrea-
Bible, the, 271

New-Zealand, 304

tion, 87-The interest taken
Brazil, 26, 85

Providential deliverances of in it by great poets: Gold-

Wesleyan Ministers in Aus- emith's spider, and Campbell's
Characteristic letters from the tralasia, 257, 289

parrot, 120- Sagacity of the
late William Dawson to & Royal National Life Boat

beetle, 185-The Peccary; or,
young lady, 19, 83; to W. Association, 56

hog of South America, 215-
Gilyard Scarth, Esq., of Sorrento, Italy, 240

The South - American Tapir,

346
Leeds, on the death of his Sticklebacks' nests, 144
son, 153 — from Rev. Robert The city beneath the waves, 80

“Now is the accepted time,” 282
Pilter, 214–from Rev. Alex- The descendants of Ishmael,
ander Mather, 281-and from 193

OCCASIONAL NOTES FOR READERS:
Rev. Joseph Entwisle, to the The English Reformation, 272

A Handmaid of the Lord, 95
Rev, Isaac Clayton, 372
The Isle of Man, 336, 376

Brown's
Civic prosperity, 283
The parable of the sower, 33,

“ Babylonianism,"
Commercial integrity, 203

95—" Jesuitism," 158

65, 97, 129
Common objects of the fields,

Tyre, 321

Campbell's "Apostle of Kerry:

a Memoir of the Rev. Charles
155

Graham,” 30
Common objects of the wood - "In time for the sermon,” 37,

72
lands, 275

Douglas, Walter, the “life"
Complimentary prayers, 240

of, 95
Laying hold of the promise, 157

Exercises on the Scripture
Decoys, 180
Life abridged or prolonged, 232

Lessons, 31
Distress inflicted by loiterers, 168 Life among recruits, 51

Gosse's “Revelation, How is
Divine service for the deaf and Lives of great men, 75, 109

it to be Interpreted?95

Hints and Directions to Wes-
dumb, 218

Long - suffering with joyful-
ness,” 751

leyan - Methodist Ministers
Eastern Proverbs, 45, 106

Stationed in Garrisons and
“Lord, what wilt Thou have me
to do?" 360

Circuits in which Troops are
*. Faint, yet pursuing,” 137

Quartered, and in Naval
Low neighbourhoods: the mint,
Family-religion, 186, 217

Ports, 93
From Taplow to Taunton, 58

Uymns for Methodist Cottage

Services, and for Prayer-
6. God dealeth familiarly with “ Meet us at the crystal foun-

Meetings, 222
man, 153
tain,” 325

“Peace with God," 222
Hints on experimental godliness: MEMORIALS OF THE DEPARTED :

Spurgeon's “ John Plough-
Faith staggered at its own

man's Talk," 222
success, 28- Religious declen- Asquith, Mr John, 92

Tyack's “Miner of Perran.
sion, 29—The safety of a sin- Cook, Mr. Edward, 190

Zabuloe; or, Simple Records
cere profession of religion, 91 Gowthorp, Mr. Thomas, 286 of a Good Man's Life," 158

Hayden, Mr. Henry, 125
-God's message to Baruch,

Weir's
"Satan's

Devices
124
Jenkins, Mrs. Mary, 157

Exposed,” 31

69, 105

One hundred years ago, 358 Providential deliverances of TABULARRECORD OF MORTALITY:
Our
poor relations, 21

Wesleyan Ministers in Aus- 64, 128, 160, 224, 288, 382

tralasia, 257, 289
Photography, 143
Punctual' attendance at public Talk on the rail, 234

Taking stock, 25
POETRY:

worship, 350

The associations and the scenery
A Christian's death, 183

of the Sermon on the Mount,
Quaint wisdom from old writers,
A dying Christian's address

230
184
to his Bible, by Henry

The benefits of frequent self-
Vaughan, 304

examination, 46
A prayer, by J. H. Morgan, 22 / Readiness for death true wis- The botany of the Bible : The
After knowledge, by J. Schol-
dom, 79

juniper, 152 – The almond-
Remarkable conversions : Con-
field, 54

tree, 152-The box tree, 152
version of the late Earl of The cause and cure of torment-
Angels' visits, 176
Covenant - service, by T. H.

Aberdeen, narrated by himself, ing fears, 207, 267
Gill, 16

14-Incidents in the life of the The children's home, 334

Rev. Thomas Collins, 43 —
Elijah at Horeb, 47

The class-meeting not a confes-
Faith and comfort, by B.

“ The finger of God,79-A sional, 143

terrible dream, 79 - Conversion
Dixon, 244

The conscript, 341, 371
Harvest, 240

of John Preston, the popular The course of time : a meditation
“I am the Way,” (answer

Yorkshire local-preacher, 172 for the closing year, 356
to “Make my way plain,")

Converted convicts, 205 — The English Reformation: The

Conversion of a prize-fighter,
by 8. Joll, 155

Marian persecution, 212– The
"In a moment,” by M, A.

269—A converted persecutor, martyrs under Mary, 272
Hall, 144

299—The prince and princess The Marian Reformation, 348
“It is 1.” 272
of Conti, 373

- Elizabeth, 378
Jesus the Pilgrim's Friend, 208
Revival incidents, 296

The first last, and the last first,
Lines written for the Daniel Revival-scene in Western Africa, “The fulness of the time :.
Revivals, 183

237
J. Draper" life - boat, by

252
Mary F. Tupper, 58

glance at the state of society
Loud, unlearned prayer: an

at the time of Christ's first
Eastern legend, 278

Scripture illustration : right of advent, 9, 41
Make my way plain, 80

common in the East, 282 “ The gain of giving food :&
The ark, by M. Parker, 212

Scripture imagery: The rock, Tamil fable, 117
The choice, 340

89-The lamp, 115

The lesson of Abraham's lie, 189
The desert-bells, 112

Selections from Dr. South: Sub- The Man of Sorrows," 134
The fuiness of Christ, by Giles

mission to God, 330-Covet- The new Jerusalem, 189
Fletcher, 91

ousness, 331- The power of The opening year, 8
The parrot, by Campbell, 121 the Pope, 334—Popish mira- The raising of Lazarus, 169
The rainbow, 308

cles, 365 — The penances of The seven stars and the seven
The seasons, 221

Popery, 366-Flattering pro- candlesticks, 301, 328
The spiritual timepiece, by

mises, 367–False religion and The two class-mates, 312
Quarles, 91
hope, 367

“ Too much talking." 142
The swellings of Jordan, 368 Simpson, Dr., triumphant death Transient or abiding success, 247
To be with Christ,” 87
of, 271

Two kinds of hands, 55
True prayer, 144

Sketches from the Note-Book of
Twilight, 176

a Wesleyan Chaplain: 1X. Unwise suretyship, 329
Withered leaves, 336

The forgotten tract, 26-X.

Our Army and Navy work, Value of wise counsel, 307
Prayer answered : I. “Thy will 122

be done.” 266–II.“Ebenezer- Solomon's temple spiritualized,
House," 267

347

Wayside-seed, 291
Presentiments, 248
Spring-time, 139

Why I give, what I give, and
Progress of evangelical religion Star-dust, 220 — Thoughts on

how I give it, 12
in France, 259, 326

affliction and death, 285, 349

Willow-trees, 314
Providence of God, 236
Stepping-stones, un

Womanly honour retained, 339

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