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“Mothers, above all other human agents, hold in their hands the momentous trust of moulding the
intellect and the heart of all successive generations,

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If all women were the Christians they ought to be, how quickly would the world be filled with the
knowledge of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ! The coming generation might live in a new earth
and celebrate the final triumphs of the Cross."'--James G. Hamner, D.D., in the Mother's Maga-
zine and Family Journal, vol. xviii. p. 302.

VOL. XVIII.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY MYRON FINCH,

116 Nassau street.

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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by

MYRON FINCH, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of New York.

E. O. JENKLYS, PRINT. AND STER.

No. 114 Nassau street

Gift
Prof. F. M. Taylor

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INDEX TO VOLUME XVIII.

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A.

PAGE.

I.

PAGE.

“ I am"

27

A Subject of Prayer for Maternal As-

sociations

12 Infant Education

104

A Mother's Grave

40 Interior of the Earth

167

A Letter to the Children

86

J.

A Mother's Trials

133

A Sabbath Talk with Little Susy 144 Jesus Obeyed his Mother

81

A Visit to the Upper Farm

214 Jesus Walking on the Sea

319

American Scenery

261

K.

A Family Record

266

A Home Scene

314 Kindness and Love Due to Parents 359

Answer to Prayer

319

L.

A Mother's Prayers

323

Little Magdalena

337

30, 50
A Sister's Influence

Little Children to be Employed 84
A Hundred Years ago

339

Letter to a Son at Sea
365

257
A Hint to Mothers

Lost in the Church

259
366
A True Story with a Moral

Logic

269

B.

Letter from Dr. Scudder

281

Beran? Bad Books

99 Little Clara ; or, an Unkind Temper 309
Betulet...

152

M.
Be Firn;

216
263 Making the Most of Life

34

Beautiful Sentiment

57

Boys in Small Villages

273 My Mother never Tells a Lie

My Little Girl

64

C.

Moses Receiving the Commandments 78

Christ the Fountain of Life

83 Maternal Concerts

296

Contentment

184 Management of Children

304

Christ and Riches

185 Martha and Mary

348

D.

N.

Discontented Children
252 Non-Interference

8
New Publications

100, 228, 291

E.

Nurture and Admonition

181

Evening Conversations 23, 60, 91, 127, 159 Novel Reading

332

176, 220, 215, 231, 315, 351, 375

35

P.

Extract of a Letter from England

Editorial Jottings

36 Prayer

29

Effect of the Bible upon Nations 93 Punctuality

85

Elijah Fed by Ravens

251 Parental Admonitions

197

Evils of Indecision

264 Promise Keeping

275

Eterniiy of God

383 Portraits of Children

303

F.

Q.

Farewell to Dong-Yahn

58 Questions for Discussion

14

Family Bereavements

92

R.

Feeling for the Pillars

271

Report of N. Adams, Mass. Mat. Asso. 48

G.

Rizpah

109

George and his Teacher

169 Religious Music in Christian Families 110

Gems of Poetry
249 Reverence for Old Age

180
Report of Bloomfield, Me. Mat. Asso: 237

H.

Report of Putnam, O. Mat. Asso. 272

Hints to Sabbath School Teachers

42 Report of S. Boston Baptist Mat Asso. 299

How Soon shall we Begin ?

148

How to Sermonize

S.

Home for the Friendless

236 Spared, but not Saved

119

Home Influence

212 | Strength of Body and Mind

127

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195

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Submission to the Divine Will 193 The White Mountains of New Hamp-
Self-Control
253 shire

209
Signs of True Grace
280 The Missionary Mother

217
Sliding Down Hill

373 To My Eldest Daughter on her First
T.
Birthday

224
The Fishermen

225

The New Year

5 The Pool of Bethesda

229

The Advent of the Puritans

16 The Grotesque-its Influence on the

The Past and the Future

20

Young

231

The London Religious Tract Society 21 The Influence of Youth upon the Fam-

To my Mother

22 ily Circle

2.10

The Atmosphere

28 The Fisherman's Sons and the Thief 250

The Bible adapted to Man

35 The Father's Purchase-a Daughter's

The Children of the Covenant

37

Blessing

253

The Unwary

Young Man

39 The Prisoned Bird--a Fable

270

Theory and Practice

46 The Way of a Happy Life

274

The Bible and Mothers

56 True Affection

290

The Bereaved Husband

59 The Oldest

293

The Prayerless Home

65 Tho Mother's Early Influence 302

The Family-its different Aspects 69 Triumph in Death

307
The Power of a Mother's Faith 73 The Praying Mother

325

The Family Above

76 The Shoes and the Two Dollars 330

The Mother to her First-Born

82 To Remove the Smell of Paint

333

The Birth of the Saviour

87 The Sabbath and the Family 334, 361

The Spring under the Chestnut Tree 91 | The Bottle Titmouse and its Nest 310
The Responsibilities of the Young 105 The Filial Relation

311

Third Annual Report South Dennis The Magic of a Sunday School 344

Maternal Association

113 The Seamstress

345

The Bonfire ; or My First Disobedience 115 The Prayer of Cornelius

355
The Family Altar and its Influences 121 Triumph of Faith

356
The Presentation of the Babe in the The City of Gaza

357

Temple

128 The Effect of a Mother's Prayer 369

The Children of the City and Country 136 The Child's Lament

373

Traits of Childhood

139

The First Prayer recorded in the Bible 150

V:

The Pride of Ancestry

153

The Child Jesus Questioning the Doc-

Various Aspects of the Family 101

tors

155

W.

Tribute to the Memory of Mrs. Allen 158

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness 165

Which is Best ?

15

The Relation of Brothers and Sisters 169 What an Influence !

86

Two ways of Correcting a Fault

173

What Have I Done ?

231

The First Great Missionary

175

WhatxChange in My Family! 239

Two Things to Avoid

179

What the Little Eyes Saw

323

The Temptation of Christ

190

Where is Heaven ?

333

The Hours of Childhood

200

Z.
The Christian Mourner

201
The Fraternal Duties
205 | Zaccheus

288

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PRINCIPAL EMBELLISHMENTS.

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January.-STEEL ENGRAVING. Landing of the Pilgrims in 1620.
February.-Music. 6 Rich are the Treasures.
March.-STEEL ENGRAVING. Moses Receiving the Commandments.
April.Music. · Shady Rill.”
May.-STEEL ENGRAVING. Bethlehemi
June.- MUSIC. Amity Place.
July.-STEEL ENGRAVING. Notch House in the White Mountains.
August.-Music. Canzonet.
September. ---STEEL ENGRAVING. Lockport on the Erie Canal.
October. Music. Jubilee Hymn.
November. -STEEL ENGRAVING. The Seamstress.
December.- Music. Manepy.

THE MOTHER'S

JOURNAL.

Editorial.

THE NEW YEAR.

Many and thrilling are the emotions which agitate the mind when we enter upon a new year. The recollections of the past, our present horizon, the hidden vista of the future, may either light up our path with the halo of hope, or throw around us the shadows of coming evil.

Time, rapid and unwearied in its course, urging us onward in the journey of life, warns us with increased earnestness of the necessity of present action, while the various changes, mercies, and judgments of heaven, during the past year, have been so many way-marks, in the language of God's providence, reminding us of the necessity of having our loins girded, that we may be prepared, when the cry shall be heard, “BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH."

The commencement of a new year is a season of mutual greetings and kind salutations. Many a long absent one will again, for a time, be housed under the paternal roof; and the reunited family circle will overflow with fresh, rational, and holy emotions. May we not be unmindful of that kind Providence which has preserved us and ours ; and while, like God's favored prophet, we erect another Ebenezer, and dedicate it with tears of gratitude, let us humbly enjoy the consolation our present highly favored circumstances warrant. Let us strengthen our confidence in the wisdom and goodness of Him who has conducted us thus far toward that house not made with hands.

If we have experienced the chastening of heaven, and during the past year have buried some of those we loved most tenderly; and if, instead of having had our hopes fulfilled, we have drank the cup of sorrow; and, while mourning our disappointments, have uttered the language of Jacob, “ All these things are against me,” now is the season for humble and filial submission under

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