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SQUARE ROOT. We copy the following curious article from the Morning Herald, which may perhaps amuse some of our readers, and afford some practice to the young people, who have been educated at national schools

SIR, The following is in reply to the question of one of your Correspondents, who wishes to be informed, what is the square root of 12345678987654321.

Ansr. 111111111, Probably the following disposition of the figures may amuse your Correspondents, and not be deemed unworthy of a place in your valuable Journal.

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REMARKS
On the Collect and Epistle for Whitsunday.

COLLECT.
Q. Why is this called Whit-Sunday?

Å. Because this was one of the seasons set apart by the ancient Church for administring the sacra

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ment of Baptism; when it was the custom for the persons baptized to wear white garments, as a token of their being cleansed from all past sins, and as an emblem of that purity and holiness which they then bound themselves to preserve.

Q. Why was this une of the days especially set apart for Baptism?

A. Because it was on this day that the Apostles were baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Matt. iii. 11, Acts ii. 3.

Q. What did God particularly teach them at this time?

A. He taught them languages which they had never learnt.

Q. How was this done? A. By the extraordinary operation of the Holy Spirit, which, whilst he sanctified their hearts, illaminated their minds, and enabled them to turn others, as they had themselves been turned, from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. Acts xxvi. 18.

Q. Have we in these days any reason to expect the same extraordinary assistance ?

A. No. The extraordinary gifts of the spirit, such as healing the sick, raising the dead and other such miracles were necessary at the first preaching of the Gospel in order to convince men of its truth; but those ordinary gifts' wbich God has promised to give to all who ask them are sufficient to enable us to follow it

...! Q. Does not the collect intimate another office of the Holy Ghost besides that of being our Helper?

A. That He is also our "Comforter," and that therefore we ought to "rejoice" as St. Paul exhorts us in not only being so enabled to "work out our salvation," but also in having such a firm support in all ? the trials and troubles of the world. Q. Wby'is this day called the day of Pentecost? i

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SQUARE ROOT. We copy the following curious article from the Morning Herald, which may perhaps amuse some of our readers, and afford some practice to the young people, who have been educated at national schools

Sir, The following is in reply to the question of one of your Correspondents, who wishes to be informed, what is the square root of 12345678987654321.

Ansr. 111111111, Probably the following disposition of the figures may amuse your Correspondents, and not be deemed unworthy of a place in your valuable Journal.

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REMARKS

On the Collect and Epistle for Whitsunday.

COLLECT.
Q. Why is this called Whit-Sunday?

X. Because this was one of the seasons set apart by the ancient Church for administring the sacra

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ment of Baptism; when it was the custom for the persons baptized to wear white garments, as a token of their being cleansed from all past sins, and as an emblem of that purity and holiness which they then bound themselves to preserve.

Q. Why was this une of the days especially set apart for Baptism?

A. Because it was on this day that the Apostles were baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Matt. iii. 11, Acts ii. 3.

Q: What did God particularly teach them at this time?'jest

A. He taught them languages which they had never learnt.

Q. How was this done?

A. By the extraordinary operation of the Holy Spirit, which, whilst he sanctified their hearts, illuminated their minds, and enabled them to turn others, as they had themselves been turped, from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. Acts xxvi. 18.

Q. Have we in these days any reason to expect the same extraordinary assistance ?

A: No. The extraordinary gifts of the spirit, such as healing the sick, raising the dead and other such miracles were necessary at the first preaching of the Gospel in order to convince men of its truth; but those ordinary gifts which God has promised to give to all who ask them are sufficient to enable us to follow it.

Q. Does not the collect intimate another office of the Holy Ghost besides that of being our Helper?

A. That He is also our “Comforter," and that therefore we ought to “rejoice" as St. Paul exhorts us in not only being so enabled to “work out our salvation," but also in having such a firm support in all the trials and troubles of the world. Q. Why'is this day called the day of Pentecost?

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A. From a Greek word signifying fifty, White sunday being that number of days alter Easter."

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THE EPISTLE.

Acts ii. 1--12. In this interesting portion of scripture, we may admire the almighty power, and goodness of God, in enabling the Apostles, by the wonderful gift of Tongues, to preach the glad tidings of the gospel to all the nations of the world. The miraculous manner in which this gist was conferred must have had an astonishing effect upon all who were witnesses of it. The apostles were known to be unlearned men ; most of them, before their call to the apostleship, pursued the humble occupation of fishermen. But no sooner did the Holy Ghost fall them, than they instantly addressed themselves to the vast maltitudes assembled, and wbich consisted of persons frop almost every pation of the world, who heard thom speak in their own tongues the wonderful works of God.”. And we accordingly find that this event, together with the admirable discourse of Peter, upon it, wrought so effectually upon their minds, that the same day, about three thousand souls became disciples to the faith of Christ; of Him who, not two months before, had been rejected and put to an ignominious death. And not less power. ful, uow, for its needful purposes, is the spirit of God, when received into the heart by the ordinary means. With this helps the most hardened, sinper may be converted, 10the belief and practice of that Gospel which he before trampled under foot; the most inveterate habits may be subdued, and the strongest, temptations be successfully resisted. Whilst this, therefore, is an urgent motive and a great encouragement for him to forsake his sins and be saved, it is no less a consolation to many a sincere and humble Christian who mayyet be compassed about

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