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Markyate Street
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572
Melton Mowbray

571 A Letter to the Rev. J. Baldwin
Milnbridge

571

Brown on the Sacrificial Subg.
Milton ...

93

titution of the Lord Jesus Christ 572
Newcastle
571 Angel's Song

429
Norbiton
334 Animal Life...

130
Old Kent-road
478 Ante-Nicene Library

44, 381
Oxford ...

93 Antidote against the Unscriptural
Peckham

46, 190

and Unscientific Tendency of
Portskade

46, 190
Modern Geology

529
Prahran

583 Aphorisms from the Poets... 529
Primrose Hill

140
Ashcliffe Hall

237
Rye

430

Atonement, The
South Shields
430 Augustine's City of God

477
St. John's

334
Baptist Handbook

285
Syston

140
-History

43
Toronto

571
Baptists in Error

572
Ulverstone

190 Beeton's Bible Dictionary... 131
Vauxhall
46 Bible Lore

43
Wandsworth Road
382 Bible Student

187
Wimbledon ...
287 Biblical Treasury

237
Wirksworth....

533
Blanche Gamona...

130
Worthing

334
Breaking the Rules

531
Mercies, Great
323 Brooklet

189
Miller, Hugh

261, 312

Buying and selling, and Getting
Ministry, The, Needed by the Churches 215

Gain ...

573

Byepaths of Baptist History 531
Nature, Teaching of
322 Child and the Book

187
New Year's Address

Child's Companion

90
Christian Age

572
Open-Air Preaching

552
Economy

476
Orsman, Mr., Work described by “One

Psalmist

430
of the Society of Friends'

375
Stewardship

478

Circular Letter, Eternal Punish-
Paris Baptist Chapel ...

568
ment...

476
Parsons, John, of Laventon

36 Clarke's Foreign Theological
Parson's Note, A...

189
Library

92
Pastor's Wife, The

385, 433, 489 Come to Jesus
Pastors, Christian, Brotherly Word to 280 Commentary on the Romans 378
Pea Soup and Bread

256 Counsels to Sunday-school Teachers 332
Pen, Use the...

355 Cousin Mabel's Experiences 237
Pernicious Literature ,

521

Crisis of the Church of the World 332
Philanthropist, An American
58 Crown and the Cross

132
Phrenology

546

Dan Taylor ...
Pike, G. Holden-

Day of Bereavement

428
Calvin and Servatus as Religious

Delitzsch on the Psalms

378
Reforiners

109, 154 Digging a Grave with a Wine
Calvin, Last Days of

348
Glass

531
Matthew Henry and Hackney 77 Divine Leadings

573
Nonconformist Worthies of Old

Dogs and their Doings

185
Southwark

306 Dr. T. Goodwin's Divinity 235
Primitive Church of Ireland 454 Duncan Matheson

286
Ploughman, John-

Eternal Life set forth

379
On Clever People

39

Suffering of the Wicked 332
Stick to it and Succeed

212 Eva and Bertie ; a Tale for Little
Poetry

153, 424
Children

573
Pope and England
86 Evangelist's Hymn Book

380
Prayer
453 Evidences of Christianity

44
Preaching, Want of Naturalness in 398 Ezekiel, and other Poems ... 237
Prison, A Day in ..

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Fables, Grave and Gay

427
Faith or Fancy

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Revelation, Bcok of the
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Father Hyacinthe
285 Max Kromer

332
- Flints, Fancies, and Facts... 673 Measure of Faith

237
For Conscience Sake
43 Melodia Divina

45
For Ever
529 Memoir of Jane Walker

476
Fuel for Our Fires

235 Memorial of Albert Barnes 380
Gems and Pearls

186

Dr. Mackintosh 186
German Drummer Boy

131
Monthly Diaries

90
Gleams from the Lamp of Life... 186 Morning and Evening Sacrifice 185
-Gospel Church Delineated... 429 My Summer in a Garden

429
Gospel Hall Hymn Book
572 Nannette Dampier

90
Gospel Poems

235
New World

133
- Granny's Groans
381 Old Jonathan

90
-Grey House on the Hill
90 Old Merry's Annual

45, 573
Groom's Dictation and Ortho-

Travels

186
graphical Exercises

531 One Thousand Gems from H.
Happy Hours

332
Ward Beecher

131
Heart and its Inmates
92 Oriental History...

91
Heart to Heart

574

Origin and History of the New
Heart Whispers

284
Testament

573
Henry's Outlines of Scripture His-

Original Fables

46
tory ...

430
Sin

236
Heroes & Worthies, with Portraits 574

Quiet Hours

379
Hints and Helps for Parents and

Pearl of Story Books

379
Teachers ...

Pentecost

531
History of Cockermouth-Congre-

Philip Phillips' Singing Annual
gational Church

186
for Sunday Schools

572
Hive, The

91 Physical Cause of Christ's Death 284
Home Chat

130 Picture Gallery of the Nations... 44
Homo v. Darwin

531 Pictures and Stories of Natural
How Bessie Kept the Wolf from

History

91
the Door
331 Pilgrim's Progress

285
Hymns for the Blind ...

532

Poems, Essays, and Sketches 529
Illustrated Primer
130 Power in Weakness

132
Isabella Macfarlane

381 Practical Moral Lesson-book 236
· Isoult Barry of Wynscote, her

Prayer for a Month

575
Diurnal Book
574 Priestcraft

429
Jewish Temple
379 Problem of Evil .

379
John Ploughman's Sheet Al-

Rain Upon the Mown Grass 91
manack
571 Rare Jewels

284
John Wesley
380 Reflections for the Times

477
Kidnapping in the South Seas . 476 Rills from the Fountain of Life 380
- Kind Questions ; or Speaking

Rome and the Council

44
the Truth in Love
573 Royal Wedding, The...

188
Law of Husband and Wife 572 Scriptural Baptism

285
Leading Christian Evidences 46

Scripture Object Lessons

529
Lessons from Jesus

185 Secular Annotations on Scripture
Life in the Desert and Scenes in

Texts

43
Jerusalem ..
573 Scots Worthies

185
Life Labours in South Africa 188 Sermons by Rev. A. Wolfe 133
Life of Sir Walter Scott

188 Shall we know one another ? 286
Life Problems

43 Short Tales for Young Readers... 331
Lights and Shadows in the Life

Sketches in Water Colours

234
of David ...
188 Social Evil ..

380
Lost Blessing
284 Soul and its difficulties

430
Luey, the Light Bearer
529 Sources of Joy

92
M'Combie's Sermons and Lectures 378 Spanish Brothers

91
Mad War Planet

235 Spiritualism Tried hy the Word 572
Man's Future in God's World 429

the Work of Demons 572
Manual for Young Christians 187 Spurgeon's Almanack

571
Marriage with a Deceased Wife's

St. Paul

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Sister
532 Stolen Child, The

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Stories of Old England

530 World of Religious Anecdote 42
-of the Olden Time

189 Young Man in the Battle of Life 131
Story of a Working Man's Life 285 | Rogers, George--
Story of Our Doll

130

Are Buildings Churches ? 229
Subjects of Baptism

378
Does Sin Wear Out ?

393
Sunday Magazine
332 Mr. Spurgeon's Illness

282
Sunday School Teacher's Diary... 575 Phrenology

546
Sunday School World

98
The Two Babylons

251
Sunday Schools of the Future 189 Sabbath Meditations

199, 319
Supplementary Psalmns and Hymns 132 Sermonising. On Variety in,

241
Symbols of Christ

132 Sewell, Father, and the Collection 331
Tales of the Northern Seas 578 Shivering Jemmy

330
Temperance Alphabet
476 Short, Be,

408
Temperance Manual ...
380 | Sin - Does it Wear Out?

393
The Celebrated Coalheaver 530 Smithfield, the Rookeries of,

442
The Children's London Hymn Soldier's, A Christian, Letter

161
Book ...

572 Southwark, Nonconformist Worthies
The Child's Own Magazine

573
of Old

306
The City Temple...

575 Special Services at the Tabernacle, 135, 179
The Claims of China

.. 572 Spiritual Worship and Holy Places 64
The Creation

381 Spurgeon, C. H.-
The Epistle to the Hebrews 575 A Discourse upon Matt. xiv. 16 49
“The Gates Ajar,” Examined 428

John xvi. 31 32
The Lord my Portion

185

Gen, i. 7 399
The Lost Fonnd

187
Advanced Thinkers ...

495
The Name above every Name 572

Pilly Bray, the Bible Christian 537
The Scripture Pocket Book 573 Exposition of the Psalms, 28,
The Sunday School Teacher's

123, 371, 421
Pocket Book

.. 573
Great Mercies

323
The Wood Carvers

573

Happy Beggar, The,
The Watchman Tracts

572 Ministry needed by the Churches,
The Year before the Battle 573

The

215
The Young People's Pocket Book 573 St. Brelade's Bay

310
Theology of the New Testament 43

To You

1
Things New and Old ...

380
Use the Pen

355
Things to Come...

427 Visit to Christ's Hospital 462
Till the Doctor Comes

188

Want of Naturalness in Preach-
Title-Deeds of the Church of

ing...
England
381 St. Giles, The Poor of,

415
Toy Books
130 Sunday School Teaching

104, 359
Truth ?. Shadows

528 Sunday Schools, Our, .
Victory of the Vanquished . 236 Tales about Mr. Spurgeon

46
Voice of Time
45 Tappan, Arthur

58
Watching at the Gates
571 | Teach, Apt to

359
Wesleyan Missions
133 To You...

1
What shall we say about the Waiting for the Verdict, the Acquittal 471
Gates Ajar ?
572 | Waste

165
Wilds of Africa

130 Whitecross Street Dealers, The 193
Will a Man Rob God!
572 Work among the Lost...

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Within the Gates
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THE

SWORD AND THE TROWEL.

JANUARY 1, 1871.

To you.

VERY little boy was taken to the Tabernacle the other Sabbath, for the first time in his life. There he went through the experience which Mr. Millais has so well depicted in his well-known painting, "My First Sermon."

Turning to his nurse he enquired in childish accents, “Is Mr. Spurgeon talking to me?” Bless the young heart, our prayer is that very speedily the Lord may speak to him through the preacher; and meanwhile we only wish that all our hearers and readers would ask themselves the same weighty question. When a passenger arrives at the Great Western terminus, at Paddington, he hastens to the long counter divided into portions of the alphabet from A to Z, he looks for his own initial, and beneath that sign he watches for his own personal luggage. What matters it to K whether Q has a huge tin box, or B a horsehair trunk, or W a warranted solid leather portmanteau ? The first concern of K is to search out the treasures which he can claim as his own. In common life there is no need to urge this : Number One usually secures its just share of attention, and a little more. Is it not strange that when we enter upon higher realms, where weightier matters are concerned, we find men avoiding the personal application of truth, as if they thought it to be a shell which would blow them to atoms by its bursting, or a boa constrictor which would crush them in its folds? We have heard of a writer who was so egotistical, that when he wrote his own life the pronoun “I” occurred so often in it, that the printer was obliged to borrow I's from his brother printer, as his “I's” had run out. The vice is very contemptible, but might it not prove the basis of a virtue? Might we not inculcate the exchange of the nominative for the

accusative, and urge persons to be ego-istical (would that word do?) so far as to take home to themselves every practical lesson in book, sermon, or providence ?

The proud conviction that we are above needing instruction, is one principal reason why we profit so little from the abundant means provided for our spiritual benefit. There is no teaching those who are

being out of a situation, made application to a friend to recommend him to a place, and remarked, that he would prefer a somewhat superior position, - for you know, Tomkins," said he, “I am not a fool, and I ain't ignorant.” We would not insinuate that the brother was mistaken in his own estimate, but the remark might possibly excite suspicion, for the case is similar to that of a timid pedestrian at night alone, hurrying along a lonesome lane, when a gentleman comes out of the hedge just at the turning by Deadman's Corner, and accosts him in the following re-assuring language, “I ain't a garrotter, and I never crack a fellow's head with this here life-preserver.” The outspoken self-assertion of the brother quoted above, is but the expression of the thought of most, if not all of us. “I am not a fool, and I ain't ignorant," is the almost universal self-compliment, which is never out of season; and this is the great barrier to our benefiting by good advice, which we suppose to be directed to the foolish and ignorant world in general, but not to our

men think all men faulty but themselves.” It would be a great gain to us all, if we had those elegant quizzing glasses of ours silvered at the back, so that the next time we stick them in our eyes, in all the foppery of our conceit, we may be edified, and, let us hope, humbled, by seeing ourselves.

Gentle reader, during the year of grace, 1871, we shall hope to make our magazine the vehicle of address to persons unconverted and unbelieving. If you are in such a case, do not shelve the subject, but consider that we are writing especially to you. We were in a sick room the other day, and the surgeon, with carefully soft whisper, told us something painful in reference to the case. We caught the glance of the •patient, and translated it in a moment, that keen eye said, “You are whispering about me, and my case is a very bad one, pray tell me what will come of it !” It would be well for you, reader, if you were equally sensitive; there are threatenings of fearful import in the word of God; do you never in your heart remember that these speak of you ? Bare your bosom to the arrows of the gospel, for those whom these shafts shall kill shall graciously be made alive again. Invite the operation of searching truths, which divide the joints and marrow, for their keen edge will destroy nothing but that which would destroy you.

Christian reader, we shall continue by God's help to stir you up both by examples and precepts to holy diligence in your Lord's service. Be so good as to accept each monthly magazine as a letter under our hand and seal directed to yourself, reminding you of the claims of Jesus upon your personal effort. It is said that charity nowadays may be described thus: A sees B in want, and is so very kind as to try to get C to help him. We have daily abundant proof that this is true. Half the world comes to the Tabernacle minister for help, and three-fourths of

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