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To assert that the Lord is powerful, righteous, pure, and merciful, means that He is so to an inconceivable extent:-in other words, the Lord is powerful, but, in a manner, we cannot define ;-He is just, but His equity is unlike that of men ;-He is a pure Spirit, but, to a degree, surpassing our ideas of immaculate purity ;—while His inexhaustible goodness is above all His works.

In fact, if previous attributes seem more calculated to excite that “ fear which is the beginning of wisdom,” the Lord's infinite mercy should produce in our hearts, that Love Divine, which is the first commandment,--the law's fulfilment,--and the bond of perfection.

Verily, in terrestrial creation, is there an object, that does not, more or less, indicate benevolence of design on the part of its Maker? And beyond this visible sphere,

eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, what the Most High hath prepared for them that love Him." Wherefore, in the possession of Himself—the Good Supreme-

“Let our souls, like pens, and let our tears,

Like ink, inscribe the love, the indulgent care,
Of our Creator; that, Himself may find,
Within the unblotted volume of our mind,
Himself indelibly recorded."

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With the aforesaid sublime, and ineffable reward in view, like Israel's prophet-king, let the faithful Christian exclaim: “ What have I in heaven; and, besides thee, what do I desire upon earth ? Thou art the God of my heart, and the God, that is my portion for ever!” (Ps.lxxii)

In conclusion, “ To the King of kings, and Lord of Lords, the First, and the Last, the Beginning, and the

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End, Who is, Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty;" (Apoc.)—to the Omnipotent Arbiter of all things;—to the only God and Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory and magnificence, empire and power, praise and benediction, for all

ages Amen.” (Jude.)

of ages.

The sweetest theme must have an end ;
The dearest friends must part, we know;
The longest day will wear away ;
Then, we must say, farewell, and pray.
The eye may tell when hearts are full ;
For words cannot speak all we wish :
They're feeble, faltering and few,
While the last greeting is—A DIEU !

FINIS.

ALPHABETICAL INDEX.

Achab, 7.
Ambrose (St.), 37.
Adolph, 154 (New Theory).
Alvernia, 54.
Angelic (Hierarchies), 179.
Ammon, 7.
Animalcules, 119.
Anubis, 9.
Antiochus, 5.
Apiary, 125.
Ararat, 50.
Asiatic (Idols), 18.
Atoms, 19.
Augustus, 10.
Augustine (St.), 129.
Areopagus, 2, 11.
Ark of the Covenant, 95.
Aspen Tree, 94.

Calf-worshippers, 7.
Chinese Superstitions, 18.
Chaucer, 88.
Cedar, 95.
Caterpillars, 116.
Constellations, 168.
Christianity (in Britain), 14.
Cross (Southern), 169.
Constantine (the Great), 12.
Cuvier, 65.
Cupid, 60.
David, 57.
Daisy, 92.
Demon Worship, 15, 19.
Diana, 9.
Dog, 105.
Dove, 111.
Druids, 13.
Dragon-fly, 128.

Baal, 7, 8.
Bacchus, 10.
Bacon (Lord), 28.
Basil (St.), 132 ; Basil Hall, 170.
Balaam, 51.
Bees, 125.
Beelphegor, 5.
Bengal, 17,
Bernard (St.), 28.
Beobab Tree, 97.
Blosius, 194.
Bossuet, 15.
Bibery, 131.
Buffon, 90.
Butterflies, 28.
Beetles, 124.
Birds, 105.

Egypt (fabled gods), 16.
Eden, 71.
Enoch, 37.
Erin (false deities), 12.
Ehrenberg, 117.
Empyrean, 176.
Everest (Mount), 56.
Firmament (Sidereal), 160.
Faber, 22.
Fishes, 107.
Flowers, 84.
Fontanelle, 156.
Flood, 13.
Francis, St. of Assisi, 111.

Carmel, 50.

Ganges, 17.

Geology, 26, 31, 68.
God's Trinal Unity and Spiritu-

ality, 1, 2.
Greece (its Polytheism), 16.
Hawthorn, 94.
Не 50.
Heathen Idols, 16.
Haddock, 109.
Hermon, 52.
Horeb, 50.
Herschel, 163.
Hindoo Superstitions, 17.
Holly, 70.
Horses, 106.
Human Soul, 194.
Humboldt, 172.
Infusoria, 119,
Insect Evidence, 122.
Ivy Plant, 100.
Indian Ocean, 190.
Icthyosaurus, 65.
Iguanadon, 65.
Jehovah, 37, 48.
Job, 30.
Jordan, 141.
John, St. (Vision), 203; (the

Baptist), 52.
Jeroboam, 7.
Juggernaut, 18.
Jupiter, 12.

Microscope (Wonders of), 115.
Moab, 5.
Moloch, 7.
Moses, 5, 80.
Maury, 173.
Mont Blanc, 56.
Nature's Cathedral, 37.
Neptune (Museum), 148 ; Planet,

165.
Nile, 16.
Night in the Tropics, 173.
Nightingale, 121.
Oaks of Basan, 97.
Ocean (Atlantic), 133.
Origin of Idolatry, 3.
Ornithology, 113.
Patrick (St.), 12.
Palæontologists, 65.
Pacific Ocean, 133.
Pharan, (Mountain), 59.
Palm Tree, 94.
Passion Flower, 101.
Plants, 85.
Poetry (in Preface).
Pharoah, 140.
Pitcher Plant, 99.
Planets, 152.
Procession (Corpus Christi).
Plesiosaurus, 65.
Polypes, 120.
Quadrupeds, 104-5.
Rome (its Polytheism), 9.
Raven, 111.
Redbreast.
Rhinoceros, 109.
Rook, 112.
Rorqual, 109.
Rose, 89.

Lantern-fly, 129.
Lactean Way, 16.
Lebanon, 96.
Linnæus, 32, 198.
Lilies, 84.
Lepanto, 141.
Leviathan, 141.
Locusts, 123.
Lowenhock, 117.
Lamb, 107.
Lion, 107.

Mammon, 25.
Mammoth Pine, 198.
Man's Creation-(Faculties), 189.
Marygold, 87.
Medusæ, 149.
Messiah, 48.

Samson, 125.
Seasons, 75.
Salt (Marine), 91.
Sea, 144; (Weeds), 102; (Storm),

138.
Seth, 72.
Shakspeare, 156.
Shark, 108.

Vishnu, 18.

Whale, 109.
Waterton, 112.
Wood (of the Cross), 94.
Worms (silk).
Wren's Nest.
Worshippers (Alpine), 60.
Xenophon, 143

Yew (tree), 98.

Shamrock, 100.
Solomon (Temple), 96.
Sinai (Mountain), 50.
Snow, 81.
Spider's Web, 127.
Sponge, 120.
Stars, 155, 161; (of Bethlehem),

171.

Thabor, 52.
Termites (Ants), 124.
Terni (Cascade), 57.
Tree (Bread), 89.
Tree of Knowledge, 93.
Violet, 91 ; Vine, 94.

Zabulon, 53.
Zacheus, 97.
Zoophytes, 148.

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