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The Meeting Place.

About One's Self.
BY HORATIUS BONAR,

The object in brushing the teeth is Where the faded flowers shall freshen

to remove the destructive particles of Freshen never more to fade: Where the shaded sky shall brighten,

food which by their decomposition geneBrighten never more to shade:

rate decay. To neutralize the acid reWhere the sun blaze never scorches, sulting from this chemical change is

Where the star-beams cease to chill; the object of dentifrice. A stiff brush Where no tempest stirs the echoes

should be used after every meal and a of the wood, or wave, or hill: Where the morn shall wake in gladness,

thread of silk floss or india-rubber passed And the moon the joy prolong,

through between the teeth to remove Where the daylight dies in fragrance particles of food. Rinsing the mouth Mid the burst of holy song:

in lime water neutralizes the acid. Brother, we shall meet and rest,

Living and sleeping in a room in Mid the holy and the blest !

which the sun never enters is a slow Where no shadow shall bewilder,

form of suicide. A sun bath is the Where life's vain parade is o'er,

most refreshing and life giving bath that Where the sleep of sin is broken, And the dreamer dreams no more :

can possibly be taken. Where the bond is never severed ;

Always keep the feet warm, and thus Partings, claspings, sob and moan, avoid colds. To this end, never sit in Midnight waking, twilight weeping, damp shoes, or wear foot coverings fitHeavy noontide—all are done:

ting and pressing closely. Where the child has found its mother,

The best time to eat fruit is half an Where the mother finds the child, Where dear families are gathered,

hour before breakfast. That were scattered on the wild:

A full bath should not be taken less Brother, we shall meet and rest

than three hours after a meal. Never 'Mid the holy and the blest!

drink cold water before bathing. Do Where the hidden wound is healed,

not take a cold bath when tired. Where the blighted light re-blooms,

Keep a box of powdered starch on Where the smitten heart the freshness the wash-stand, and after washing, rub Of its buoyant youth resumes :

a pinch over the hands. It will preWhere the love that here we lavish

vent chapping. On the withering leaves of time, Shall have fadeless flowers to fix on

If feeling cold before going to bed In an ever spring bright clime :

exercise; do not roast over a fire. Where we find the joy of loving,

As we never loved before,
Loving on, unchilled, unhindered,
Loving once and evermore :

A Queer Sermon.
Brother, we shall meet and rest,
'Mid the holy and the blest.

While shaking bands with an old
Where a blasted world shall brighten
Underneath a bluer sphere,

man the other day, we noticed that And a softer, gentler sunshine

some of his fingers were quite bent inSheds its healing splendor here :

ward, and he had not the power of Where earth's barren vales shall blossom, straightening them. Alluding to this Putting on their robe of green,

fact, he said : And a purer, fairer Eden Be where only wastes have been

“In those crooked fingers there is a Where a King in kingly glory,

good text for a talk to children. For Such as earth hath never known,

over fifty years I used to drive a stage, Shall assume the righteous sceptre

and these bent fingers show the effects Claim and wear the holy crown:

of holding the reins for so many years." Brother, we shall meet and rest,

This is the text. 'Mid the holy and the blest.

Is it not a sugges. tive one? Does it not teach us how oft

repeated acts become a habit, and once Sir Joshua REYNOLDS never began acquired it remains generally through a picture without a determination to life. The old man's crooked fingers, make it his best. So resolve that your dear children, are but an emblem of the teaching of every coming lesson shall crooked tem pers, words and actions of be your best.

men and women.

THE

GUARDIAN:

MONTHLY MAGAZINE

FOR

YOUNG MEN AND LADIES,

REV. B. BAUSMAN, D.D., Editor.

VOL. XXVII., 1876.

PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY THE REFORMED CHURCH PUBLICATION BOARD.

907 ARCH STREET,

1876.

INDEX TO VOL. XXVI.

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A Chinaman's Queue..............
............ 340 Deacon Lee......

....... 142
A Correction.

... .......... 363 Dedication Ode. By T. S. Johnston, D. D... 246
Advice and a Caution.
146 Disagreeable Habits ............

273
Advice upon a Library Question ....

216 Dr. John Todd's Early Career.................... 113
A Good Church Member. By the Editor....

... 261 Ease in Society.......... ..... ............... 372
A Good Confession. By the Editor ............

16
Easter. By the Editor.......

102
A Good Example.............
................ 249 Eight to Sixteen ................

50
A Good Reply .................. ......................... 156

Encouragement for Apprentices................. 292
A Highland Sacrament.........

Ernst William Hengstenberg. By the Editor. 133
Alas the Years (!) By Rev. I. E. G.

168 Euodias and Syntyche. By the Editor........ 266
A Lesson from a Lad.......
114 European Libraries..........

.. 292
A Little Child Shall Lead Them....... 183 Extracts from the Hymn of the Nativity.......
All for Jesus..
1S.. ..........................

341 Facetiæ....
A Man without an Enemy,...... .......... .. 216 Farragut at Ten......

132
Amen. By the Editor ........................... .. 12 Filial Piety ........
A Mother's Counsel.......................... .. 217

First Sunday in Advent................
A Mother's Love,

For Charlie's Sake........

337
An Accommodating King......................... 212 Fun as a Profession ......

277
An American among the Bedouins.............. 117 Funeral among the Hebrews.............. 337
Ancestry of a Pen............

Funeral of an Egyptian Princess....................
.................. 217

336
Ancient and Modern Libraries.................... 110 Garibaldi and the Lost Lamb ........... 312
Ancient Devotion ...........

...... 54
Gems..........

356
Ancient Population of Eastern Cities............ 276 George Fox's Hat...

........ 175
A New England Church in the Olden Time.. 46 Getting and Giving..........

343
An Example for Girls......

........... 338
Giving ............

344
Anno Domini........................
............. 148 Gold Dust.... ............

280
Another Precious Hymn ......

............ 371

Good Advice
A Page of Sunday School History ............... 55 Good Friday. By the Editor ..................... 101
A Perfect Creed. ..................

... 372

Good Wives .......................................... 306
A Royal Catechumen...

177 Gospel Lessons, 26, 60, 90, 122, 154, 184, 219,
A Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Peter Swei-

252, 283, 310, 345, 374
gert. By the Editor ............................

Grains of Spice.....

180
Asking a Blessing.......

Grammar in Rhymes............
A Sterling Old Poem.....

... 305

Grandma and Jo...........
A Storm at Sea.--The Rescue..........

Hannah Arnett's Faith...........

201
A System for a Sunday-School Secretary ..... 289 Hans the Cripple..........
A Verse in Proverbs.........

... 353 Happiness and Health ........
A Word to Young Men. By the Editor......

Health Maxims..........
A Youthful Martyr......

370

He Could not Pray...........
Bayard Taylor's Sketch of the Icelandic Home 149 He Knoweth His Sheep by Name ..............

.. 35
Becoming as Little Children......

53

He Wanted the Heathen to have them too....
Behaviour in Church................................. 115 Hints for the Hopeful................................
Better than Gold.............
244 Hints to Superintendents ........

....... 121
Beware of the Wolf. Poetry ............

52 Historical Tradition of the Death of the
Bibles in Revolutionary Days.....

... 245
Apostles........

....................... 152
Budding Child Life. Poetry ............. .....

Honest Hans Sachs. By the Editor ... 51
Burns' Highland Mary...............

... 275

How Much was he
Centennial Greetings ......

307 How the Old Horse Won the Bet. By Oliver
Cheer Your Minister......

213

Wendell Holmes.............
Childhood the Teacher of Things Spiritual. How to Read........................................... 50

By Rev. J. H. Twitchell ...................... 146 How to Select Teachers............................. 321
Children at Church ........

182 I Feel it Pull......................................... 53
Children's Hymns.................... ......... .........

89 Influence of Missionaries............................ 369
Chinese Children.....

281 Influence of the Bible.............................. 309
Chinese Maxims ......

278 Inherited Sin........

.............. 75
Chinese Proverbs.....

Interesting Bible Class ............ ....

182
Chinese Women .........

It Never Dries Up...........

• 51
Christian Gentleness...........

"Jesus Sinners doth Receive." Ancient hymn 331
Church-Going One Hundred Years Ago ......

John Peter Lange. By the Edit

... 357
Christian Work .............

July 4th, 1776..........

...... 208
Christmas Joys. By the Editor ...............

Keep Your Troubles Sacred ................. ...... 217
Christ Stilling the Tempest. Poetry. By Kite Strings .................
Rev. C. Cort...........................

145 Labor is Honorable..............
Comfort at the Grave........

Latimer and Henry VIII.........................
Corn Song. By J. G. Whittier

297 Latimer's Candle................
Counsel to Church Members. By the Editor 363 Learn a Trade .........
Cowper's Mother.......

............ 181

Liberality of Hindoo Converts.................
Cure for Covetousness............ .......... 151 Look Aloft. Poetry. By Clinton............
David and Homer ................

.......... 249 Lord Chatham's Advice..............
Days and Years...............

.......... 149 | Lost by Leakage...........

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PAGE. Luther's Youth..........

................ 344 Lying and Honesty in India....... ............... 179 Madame MacMahon... .....

..... 53
Manly Bearing and Manners. By the Editor 332
Marks of a Good Scholar......
Marriage and Literature..............
Milton's Daily Life..............
Mr. Spurgeon's An

eon's Ancestors..........................
Mr. Spurgeon's Cow ........
“My Sheep Hear My Voice.".
Need of a Sabbath...........
Newspapers in 1776.................... ..................
New Year's Eve.........
New Year's Gifts on New Year's Day...........
No Cards.....
Non-Doing......

... 271 No Room for Jesus..........

.. 132 Not Remembered, Yet Not Lost......

250 Old New England......... One Hundred Years Opposition to Great Inventions ............. 68 Our Book Table.....

363 Our Daily Habits .................................... Our Resurrection.... Out-Door Pleasures in Spring. By the Editor 165 Passing By. Poetry.......

114 Personal Sacrifice to obtain a Bibi ... 243 Petting and Loving ..........

303 Philosophy of Toil. Poetry. By I. E. G...... 206 Pleasant Words........ Prayers for the Table.............. BR............ 132 President Washington's Levee ...................

276 Quintus Quarles' Proverbs............................ Remarkable Sunday-School............. .......... Respect Everybody..... .............................. Search the Scriptures................................

342 Secrets......................" Seeing Jesus..............

.. 344 Self-Culture. By Rev. I. E. G........... 103 Service the Road to Honor...

31 Show Kindly Attentions to the New-Comers. 151 Simplicity in Preaching..............................

.. 213
Singing by Rule.........................................
Slipping Away Poetry............................
Smile Whene'er You Can. Poetry ..............
St. Ambrose and the Emperor. By Sarah

Gould.................................********
St. Nicholas ....
Stout English Girls...........
Street-Life in Europe. By Wendell Phillips.
Sunday Observances......... ..............
Sunday School Library Books....................
Sunday-School Superintendency. By Rev. J.
W. Love.....................

119 Sympathy Between Parents and Children.....

.. 339 Systematic Giving ...................................... 343 The Ancient Synagogue................................ 143 The Baby...

342 The Best Teacher...................

292 The Bible....

268
The Bible an Index to Life..........
The Bible as God's Messenger..................... 49
The Boyhood of a Vice President.............
The Birth of Christ. By H. Harbaugh, D.D.
The Building of the Nest. Poetry ................
The Burial of the Sultans ............................
The Christmas Gift.....................................
The Christmas Tree ........
The Christian Politician. By Lewis H.

Steiner, M. D...
The Christian's Possessions....................
The Cossacks ............
The End of the Year.............
The Ephrata Saturday-School of 1740-1777 ..
The Face of Our Saviour......
The Farmer King. Poetry.......

II4 The Fate of Christ's Foes. By the Editor..... 166 The Fifth Commandment....

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PAGE. The First Gospel Sermon. By the Editor ...... 169 The First Prayer in Congress............ ....... 274 The First Robin. By Ray Palmer, D. D...... 172 The First Snow-Fall............

......... 45 The Former Times and These.

....... 242 The Fruits of Palestine........

........ 107 The Good Shepherd ...... The Guide Post. Poetry.................... The Happy Children............ The Hessians in America. By the Editor.... 197 The Holy Acts of a Mother.............. ........ 17 The Lady who Refused Washington ............ 304 The Largest City in the World ................... 145 The Last Made First.................................. 315 The Last Word..

275 The Little Prisoners ..... The Lord's Prayer ..............

334 The Little Clock. Poetry..... The Mother and her Child. Rev. J.H. Dubbs 279 The Name of God........

................. 217 “ The Night is Coming on and I am a Stranger"...............................

................. 46 The Old Camping Ground. By the Editor... 293 The Oldest Bible Manuscripts ........ ........... 222 The Old Log-House................................... The Old Man...

251 The Pastor and the Sunday-School ... ......... 152 The Pastor's Relation to the Sunday School. By D. B. Shuey........

........ 23 The Pennsylvania Germans. By the Editor.. 204 The Prodigals of the Church. By the Editor. 47 The Reformed Clergy in the Revolution. By

the Editor......................................... 229 The Signers of the Declaration................... The Silent Youth of Jesus............................. 72 The Simplicity of Greatness..

216 The Song of the Cherry Tree. By Rev. J.H.

Dubbs ................
The Spirit of 1776........
The Strayed Lamb......
The Sunday-School Lessons for 1877...........
The Sunday School Superintendent ......
The Sunday-Schools at Reading, Pa............
The Three Drivers.....................
The Way is Long and Dreary. Poetry........
The Weather and Piety......

.... 343 The World in a Nut-Shell. By the Editor...

233, 297, 325
The Year of Jubilee ..........
Throw Your Heart into it...............
To Get Out of Debt...... .......
Tom Jefferson at College.............
Training Children .......
Train Them Early to Labor and to Give. By

the Editor.........................................
Travel in Ancient Times ............
Trials of Life. By Rev. I. E. Graeff............
Trust in God. Poetry .................

........... 260 Trust in the Mines ......

... 80 Useful Sermon.....

... 289 Washington a Marshall of France........... Washington at Haverhill.... .................. 249 Washington at the Valley Forge. By the Ed. itor......

105 Washington's Head Quarters at Newburgh... 273 Washington's Marriage.................................. 241 We All have Faults.................................... 274 What are Degrees in Arts ............................ 305 What Charlie Did.......

280 What shall be the Topics for our Sunday

School Lessons ? By Lewis H. Steiner,

M, D........ Whit-Sunday ........

......... 178 Why Will Ye Die? By Rev. D. W. Gerhard. 139 Women in India....

... III Wonderful Memories......

... 116 Young Men in Sunday-Schools................... 321 Youthful Modes

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