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Apples of Gold....

..8, 22, Frank's Dream...

56, 77, 140, 183, 217, 233, 264, 364 Faint Not...


An Axe to Grind...

43 Fertility of the Holy Land.. ..153

A Perfect Wife..

43 | Fitfulness of Spring..


A German Hermit..

69 Faith....


An Old Time Itinerant.
73 Fortune Telling..

A Lecture...
86 Father's Growing Old.

A few words for the Sorrowful...110 Flowers for the Bier..

A Prayer...
.159 Fashioos for Sunday.


A Mother's Love..

..197 Grandmother Lois.



...293 Golden Parables...

.81, 101

Adrice to Young Men. .295 138, 168. 200. 236, 267, 294, 326, 373

A Pleasant Talk on Old Age and Good Manners at Church.. 97


..312 Gray Hairs...


A Blind Man's Reproof. ..332 Growing Distaste of Farming.... 242

A Boy's Triumph in Death... .333 Gleanings on a Western Tour...257

A Beautful Letter....

.346 Gieat Effects from Little Causes.293

Book Notices-



32, 96, 128, 288, 319, 351 Hidden Toil..


Black Maria...


Home. .


Be Gentle and Obliging. .144 Hymn for Passion Season. 131

Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings How Coffee came to be Used. ..134

of Great Joy....

..353 He is a fine Young Man.. 193

Christmas Customs

10 How to Live...


Christian Musings.

51 Hospitality..


Cradle Long....:

61 | Hymn, from the German. .281

C:n Mother Forget ?..

192 Heaven.


Cold Distance. ...

..270 Hervey James..


Ciosing Words by the Editor...380 Injury of Defilement.

Dare and Do...
42 Immensity of Creation

Dreams of the Bible-

I Quite Forgot It..

72, 120, 132, 187, 195, 273 | In Love He Came....

Death of Prescott...
83 Infapt Salvation...


Dedication for an Album. ..134 Joy Over the Returning. .190



Learning to Walk..


Description of our Saviour.. .171 Lord Rochester,.

Death of the Pastor's Wife......202 Life through Death.

Deeds of Kindness.

.235 Longings for Dreamland... 68

Death in Battle...

..289 Literary Notices....


Dies Irae, Dies Illa, or Judgment Love's Ministrations.



.344, 379 Lights and Shades.


Examples of Dying Infidels 65 Life is Fading...


Empire of Woman..

82 Lines on the Folly of Jesting with

82 Sin....


Early German Hermits....


Little Seth..


Evening before a Wedding. ..231 Metastasia..

. 80

Evening Hour.....
.318 Merit and Place.




Mildly Judge Ye of Each Other.164 | True..


Mother Made It......

.181 The Jewesses.


My Mother Knows Best. .199 The Infinite..


More Truth than Poetry. ..207 The Old Time Itinerants. ..107

My Child..

248 The Greek and Latin Languages.113

Mount Olivet..

.337 The Venal Press.


My Familiar— The Bore.. ..366 | The Two Angels..


Memory Bells....

.363 The Silent Week.


Mental Labor...

374 Time for Sleep.


New Year Thoughts.

1 The Minstrel...


New Year's Night..

19 The Circus.


Never to Late to Learn. .102 The Hope of the Nations. .142

New York in 1748..

.104 The Name Cut on the Rock, .157

Names of Days—Their Origin...175 The Mount of Ascension.


Nothing is Lost....

..203 Toleration in Japan..


Notes on New Books. ..376 The Single Friend.


Old Times......

20 There are Two Ways to Live on

One Hour..

..109 Earth...

Old Men...

.129 The Deatb Bed.


Our Native Land..

.300 The True Lady.


Pious Friends.....

45 The Study.


Poetry by Telegraph.

71 The Rigit Training of Women...198

Pleasant Words..

85 The Wile's Experiment.. ..208

Precept without Pratice. 145 The Power Behind the Throne.. 225


171 The Rainbow.....


Philadelphia in 1748.

.172 The Song of the Trees..


Prison Thoughts..

246 The Sigbings and Seekings of Hu-


.253 manity..


Passing Away..

...269 The Departed...



309 The Power of Love..



40 | The Two Witnesses.


Responsibility of Editors. ..154 The Deacon's Dinner Party. 284

Remember the Little Ones.. 189 The Custom of Opening Congress

Reading Aloud....

.345 with Prayer...


Song of the Silent Land,

55 The Memory of a Christian Home.299


.127 The Blessedness of Giving......301

Structure and Growth of Plants. 146 The Compass Plant.


Saturday Night....

169 The Summer of God.


Solemn thoughts for Young Church The Susquehanna.


Members... .204, 255, 282 The Dead Mother.


Sins of Ignorance.

.305 The Two Villages..


Thy Kingdom Come.

11 The Privilege of Prayer. ..335

The Bride...

25 Twenty Years Ago...


The New Year.

29 The Father of Waters and Young,

The Better Land....

31 America...


The Holy Ghost.

33 Vanity of Earth.


Trodden Flowers.

36 Welcome to my Redeemer. 3


43 Washington in Tears..


The Sabbath.

46 Winter..


The Door...

49 Where there is a Will there is a

The Beard.




The Peacock..

58 What is Heaven.


The Ancient Church and Pagan Watch, Mother.

62 Work and Rest..


The Double Plot..

76 Winter Evenings and Young Men371

The Spirit's Eventide...

80 | Youth and Age...


The Blue Bird....

94 | Your Pastor..


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We have sometimes found beautiful flowers in what seemed to be rocky, barren and uninviting regions. We have drawn valuable instruction from the dry columns of statistical tables. A very shallow and bony discourse has often proved very suggestive, causing the many things that were not said only to rise more richly and clearly to view. Let it not be regarded strange, therefore, that we have just reviewed the old Subscription List of the Guardian, with a view of edifying ourselves from its pages. Indeed we have found the practical suggestion which it silently makes of sufficient value to be presented to our readers, as appropriate thoughts with which to begin the New Year. Some are very pleasant—some are sad—some are painful—but all profitable to be called up and made the subject of reflection.

It is pleasant to find many names that were entered when the Guardian first made its appearance in January, 1850. The thought that we have succeeded during so long a time in interesting, and we hope profiting, these faithful and persevering friends, affords us vast encouragement. It is pleasant in this view to look back over the labors and cares of the years which have intervened ; and to regard these standing witnesses as an endorsement of the spirit of our Magazine. We hope they are not a whit poorer for the dollar which, from year to year, stands credited opposite their names,

We find some names that have been frequently changed from one post office address to another, thus indicating that though their pleasure and calling required them to move about in the land, they did not wish to lose sight of the Guardian. This we take as an incidental and delicate compliment to our Magazine. Indeed we have many letters from such, which prove that they regarded their old friend as a very agreeable companion among strangers in their new homes.

We find some pencil notes of the clerk on the books, which are less pleasant. Here and there, and not seldom, we find entries of this kind : The abbreviation “Dis," which means discontinued, written before ine name, and after it words like these : “J— H-- paid $1, owes $2; postmaster says, he has left the place w thout giving notice, and that the money cannot be collected.” This is painful; not altogether on account of the pecuniary loss, but on account of the moral character which it exhibits as belonging to the delinquent. We are not so much injured by the fraud as he is himself. It is easier for us to lose the $2, than it is for him to bear the recollection of the graceless deed through life. The effect on our pocket is not so deep as the wound in his conscience. His moral nature has suffered by the act He may forget it, as the wound given to a tender tree may be overgrown, but the mark is there. If his spiritual nature is ever renewed by the grace and spirit of God, it will be apt to come up before him and give him trouble; and if he remains hardened, it will be found more difficult to settle even a small bill of $2 at the day of judgment, than it would be by remitting the amount to those who have earned it by patient labor On this account, records like this pain tis. We review them not in anger, but in pity, and sincerely pray that such “

may have repentance and better minds." For we greatly fear that any one who can pass over his conscience the dishonesty involved in the withholding of so small a sum, has not sufficient moral principle ever to become useful and successful in an honorable calling. Where will he end who thus begins ? and who will ever commit an important trust to one who proves so unreliable in that which is least !

There is one class of records on our books, which always awakens may reflections.

The clerk has been directed to change the name of Miss A-C- to Mrs. A- H-! What does that mean? Is the direction changed to another person? So an inexperienced reader would suppose;

but we know better. It is the same person, only some change of name has taken place which is to be corrected. The A-- remains the same, but C— having been changed into II, requires the prefix Miss to be changed into Mrs. ! In one word our lady subscriber has been married. We hope the change of state, which has required the change of name, may prove a happy one. Indeed we are rather favorabiy impressed with the spirit of the husband; for he is not willing to deprire her of her old friend the Guardian. He has himself written and requested the change, at the same time enclosing the cash for another year. There-that is something like what might be expected from a good husband. Indeed we had no reason to fear anything else ; for our larly friend has profited by reading the many sound suggestions on the subject of marriage in our Magazine, so that she has been judicious in making her choice. She has not united herself with one of those miserly and upliterary spirits, who thinks that if only he has his cigars to smoke, she may do without her Guardian. If he must have his cigars, let him bave them ; and if she wants her Magazine, let her have it. Besides it will not injure him in the least to read it from month to month, and profit by its lessons. Sometimes he also has been a subscriber. This is a loss to us; but it is a benefit to her, for then we are sure that she has married a sensible young man. Many happy New Years to the happy couple.

Not so frequently, but still not seldom, do we find entered after the name, the short but solemn word “died !" The subscriber began the year with us, but did not live to see it end. The silver cord has been loosed, the golden bowl is broken! The dust has returned to the earth as it was, and the spirit to God who gave it. The place is desolatehearts have been bereaved—and the mourners go about the streets. Such is life! As for man, bis days are as grass ; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

We wish our readers a happy New Year, and ask their kind aid anew in favor of the circulation of the Guardian. The general financial depression of the country has of course also affected our subscription list. On this account the more earnestly would we ask all who desire the continued prosperity of our Magazine to cheer us, by procuring and sending in new lists of subscribers. Young men--young ladies, may we have the pleasure of hearing from you?

The new pumber will show, we hope, that no pains are spared by either Editor or Publisher. We therefore confidently entrust our Guardian—which it has been our joy to nurse and nourish for nearly ten years -to the kindness of its well-tried frinds, whose sympathy, aid and good wishes it has thus far so constantly enjoyed.

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Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer,

Welcome to this heart of mine; Be my life, my light and glory, Let thy light within me shine

Light of heaven,

Kindly given, Shine within my bosom, shine! Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer,

Welcome to this heart of mine; Take, O take me, Lord for ever, Thine I am and only thine

None shall ever,

'Tween us sever,
I am thine, and thou art mine!

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