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savage people altogether in vain. I may also add, that there are more instances than one of the daughters of Chiefs, considering it no degradation to become servants in some of the mission families, who in their own tribes have ranked too high to allow of their approaching a fire for culinary purposes, and who, on their first coming to our settlements, were attended by servants or slaves of their own. These women now do every description of household work, and have attained considerable proficiency in reading and needlework. I need not add that their residence in the settlement, like that of all the other servants and work people, is altogether gratuitous; nor would they esteem any thing a greater punishment or disgrace than to be turned away. (To be Continued.)
"For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God's," 1 Cor. vi. 20.
WHAT higher motive can the Christian have to glorify God than this, "Ye are bought with a price." The Apostle had been directing the attention of the Corinthian Church, in the preceding verse to their exalted state: "What, know ye not, (says he,) that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you," &c. Is it then possible that whe can so far forget the high and privileged condition to which we are predestinated, as to live below this our holy calling,
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we are not our own," to whom then do we owe ou outr talents, health, influence, and the time given us to redeem? The days lent us are few, neither can we, consistently with the character of disciples, hide the talents committed to our charge. To each servant there is a talent (or talents) given, fering according to different abilities. the charge, "Occupy till I come!" our constant prayer, Lord, what talent hast thou committed to my charge, that I may glorify thee in the willing discharge of it; and at thy coming thou mayest receive thine own with usury.
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The inestimable price which our redemption cost claims our most grateful praise; and should assuredly be followed by a life of holy devotedness to the service of him, who though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor. We know the branch separated from the vine is dead, and consequently, incapable of bearing fruit, neither can any who are not united to the true vine, bring forth fruit unto God, as is admirably set forth in the thirteenth article of our Church, wherein it is stated, that Works done before the grace of Christ, and the inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ.' We cannot therefore expect the fruits of faith from one who is dead in trespasses and sins: but as soon as the sinner receives the adoption of children, his constant desire and prayer should be how God may be glorified in him.
The Lord will not be satisfied with a divided heart, but the reasonable service of body and spirit must be presented through the one offering unto God, that it may be holy and without blame before him in love, and
that he may walk as a child obeying his heavenly Father, from the pure source of filial love, and not the slavish fear of a servant. Although we are unprofitable servants, our gracious Redeemer has condescendingly given us the familiar appellation of friends; the Saviour says, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."
May the great end of our salvation stir us up to vigilant watchfulness, daily crucifying the flesh, and earnestly desiring above all things the prosperity of the Saviour's kingdom, that we may bring forth the fruits of righteousness to the praise and glory of God.
The Religious Tract Society.
Wrexham Meeting, August 20th, in the Town Hall. J. Griffith, Esq., in the chair. Speakers, the Rev. Messrs. W. Bolland, Pearce, Baily of Sheffield, etc. The deputation having given a full detail of the Society's operations, called the attention of the meeting to the active efforts of the Socialists, in the diffusion of their destructive principles, and on that ground urged Christians to increased activity in the Lord's work. Mr. Bolland having mentioned the names of some of the tracts which were circulated by the Socialists; namely, the lives of Paine, Voltaire, and ⚫thers; the Rev. Mr. Bailey remarked, 'I wish, sir, you would tell the Committe of the Religious Tract Society to publish the deaths of these men, as an antidode to the poison circulated in their lives;' and then
stated the awful death of a Socialist lately at Sheffield. A local missionary had made some attempts to see the poor man in his illness, but they had proved ineffectual; but hearing he was drawing near his latter end, he was determined to make one more effort. He accordingly entered the house without any ceremony, and made his way into the chamber of the unhappy man. As soon as he saw the missionary he rose up in his bed, and lifting up his hands, with mingled feelings of rage, terror, and desperation, he exclaimed, Are you come here to torment me? No, my dear sir, I am come, if possible, to make you happy. Happy! that is impossible, I am truly miserable. I am a ruined man -I am damned! Would to God that Robert Owen had never lived!' In this awful state this wretched man expired a few days after.
North Shields Meeting, Sep. 4. William Bramwell, Esq., in the chair. The place of meeting was well filled. Collection, 5l. 178. ed. Several affecting facts were stated. The Rev. Mr. Fisher detailed the particulars of the awful death of an infidel at Manchester. He was visited by a devoted clergyman, residing in that town. When the minister called, he began to speak to him about the Saviour, and the necessity of looking to him for pardon and peace. With agonizing feelings he exclaimed, I cannot, for I have burned my Bible.' 'But,' said the Minister, 'there is mercy for the chief of sinners, who looks with a penitent heart to the Saviour.' Again the dying youth howled out, I have burned my Bible!' At this moment three of his companions came in. The dying man fixed his eyes upon them, and exclaimed, May God Almighty curse-curse-curse you!' He
then fell back and expired! Surely "the way of transgressors is hard!" The young man had been brought up in different principles, but had been contaminated by his wretched companions, who, on one occasion, had met and agreed to burn their Bibles! Oh! that such men would remember, that they may burn the holy book, but they cannot burn the truth. "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word (says Jehovah) shall not pass away."-From Christian Spectator.'