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In presenting to the Public the First Volume of the Scottish Christian Herald, the Condutors cannot refrain from stating the high satisfaction which they feel in contemplating the success with which their labours have, thus far, been crowned. The Periodical was originally projected with the avowed design of “ Illustrating and enforcing the doctrines of the Bible,—the great essential principles of Evangelical Grace and Truth ;” and how far this design has been fulfilled may be readily seen by a reference to its pages. The most strenuous efforts have been exerted to combine solid Scriptural instruction with interesting and varied information, and it must certainly afford sincere pleasure to every well constituted mind, that a periodical exclusively devoted to topics connected with the spiritual and eternal concerns of mankind, should be so widely diffused, in the course of a few months, as to cover the length and breadth of the land, and be welcomed weekly, with ever increasing interest, by all classes of the community. Such a result is in the highest degree encouraging, and calls for the liveliest gratitude to Almighty God, the promotion of whose cause,—the wisest, the noblest, and the best,—the Scottish CHRISTIAN HERALD is humbly destined to subserve.

In the present Volume are contained Original Articles by upwards of One Hundred Authors, clerical and lay. In point of literary merit, the contributions speak for themselves; and it is impossible, we conceive, to find, within the same limited space, in any other publication whatever, so great a quantity of varied and valuable information, bearing the authority of the names of the Authors.

That a Publication of this nature is calculated, under the Divine blessing, to produce the most salutary effects can scarcely, for a moment, be doubted, communicating, as it does, a varied combination of truths, both useful and entertaining, and that too, compressed within such narrow limits as to be readily perused by multitudes who have neither leisure nor opportunity to avail themselves of works of larger dimensions. And, accordingly, it appears from the accounts received from all parts of the country, that even in districts the most remote, and hitherto excluded from the range of periodical literature, whether secular or religious, the SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN Herald has been uniformly received as a boon, and has led, in numerous instances, to the most gratifying change in the character and conduct not of individuals merely, but of whole families. There is reason to hope, indeed, that the weekly distribution of Forty Thousand Copies of a Publication so completely adapted for instructive perusal, both on Sabbath and week-days, will ultimately be productive of incalculable good to the country at large. In these encouraging circumstances, the Conductors pledge themselves to proceed with redoubled alacrity and vigour in the Christian cause in which they have embarked, trusting in the strength of Him to whom they are desirous that all the glory of their success should be ascribed.

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Bunyan, John, Biographical Sketch of, 290.

Sanctified, 31.

The Benctit of, 367.
Necessary to Successful Preach-

On the Efficacy of, 335.
Leci South, Moravian Settlement in, 583.
Afra Prince, An, 320.

2. Norinal Christians in, 224.
Area South, Stray Leaves from a Jour-

Plin. By the Rev. David Waddell, 256,

615, 679.
Anuecents, Frivolous, 543.

Lawfulness of, 79.
Angs, Ite Ministry of, 96.
Anglina a Greenland Convert, 123.
Aune, Princess, 24.
Apok gue, Aa ON, 623.
Apprentice, An American, 148.
Ararat, Mount, An Ascent to the Top of,


Arzucent, An Ingenious, 544.

Arananisn, 447.

Arran, the Isle of, Narrative of a Revival of

Religion in, 56.

As, The. By the Rev. David Mitchell, 651.
Asszal, An intended, arrested, 640.
Asienly, General, Pastoral Address on Fa-
mis Worship, 513.

Essays read at their
Sehol, in Calcutta, 381.

Assistance. Make the attempt while you pray

fur, 5.7.

Assured Christian, Character of the, 639.
As ans, Lunatic, The linportance of Reli-
cis lastruction in, 237.

The Beneficial Effects of
Religious Instruction in. By James Glass-

burd, E54., 347.
Atha, On, 382.

cist, an, The Conversion of, 560.
Abcement, 239.
4an, On. By the late Rev. William
Gillespie, 208.

Evening, The, 560.


Caffraria, A Missionary Scene in, 246.

Calvary, A Walk to. By the Rev. Marcus

Dods, 90, 103.

Calvin, John, Biographical Sketch of, 499.
Camels. By the Rev. Robert Jamieson, 268.
Canticles Il. 1-5, Paraphrase of. By the

Rev. Archibald M'Conechy, 272.

Catechism, The Assembly's Shorter, On the

Arrangement observed in. By the Rev.

Duncan Macfarlan, 14.

Histo of the Shorter. By the

Rev. Duncan Macfarlan, 109.

Catechumens, Form of admitting, to the

Lord's Supper. By the Rev. Henry

Duncan, D.D., 573.

Change, An Important, 496.

Charity, 431.

Chatterton the Poet, A Sketch of the Career

of, 491.

Child, The, to her Mother, 400.

On the Death of a, 464.

Playing, To a, 112.

Chira. A Picture of, in its Religious and

Moral Aspect. By the Rev. A. Bonar, 44.

Christ, The Love of, 79.

The Condescension of, 111.

The roadiness of, to receive Sinners.

A Discourse, by the Rev. James Buch-

anan, 120.

Faith in, 160.

The Second Coming of. A Discourse,

by the Rev. Robert Menzies, 184.

The necessity of Founding our Hopes

upon. A Discourse, by the Rev. John

Bruce, A.M., 200.

The Followers of, 256.

On Fellowship with, 271.

Think of, 287.

is All, 287.

The Example of. A Discourse, by

the late Rev. William Gillespie, 328.,

Safety lies in, 351.

Forgiveness through, 367.

Bc Active in Secking and in Serving,


Put on, 431.

a Helper, 463.

Coming to, 495.

The Necessity of Looking to, 559.

The Death, Burial, and Resurrection

of. A Discourse, by the late Rev. Sir

Henry Moncreiff Wellwood, Bart. D.D.,


is Willing to Save, 575.

is All-Powerful, 639.

A View of the Character of. By the

Rev. George Burns, D.D., Minister of

Tweedsmuir, 641.

the Passion of, 687.

the Effects of Putting on, 687.

Christian Love, 46.

Light, 62.

Lukewarmness, 46.

The, a Stranger and Pilgrim up-

on Earth A Discourse, by the Rev.

Robert Lee, 472,

Duty and Privilege, 399.

Difference between the, and the

Man of the World, 575.

The, Death of, a Sleep. A Dis-

course, by the Rev. Hugh Ralph, LL.D.,

Minister of the Scotch Church, Oldham

Street, Liverpool, 664.

The Dying. By the Rev. David

Landsborough, Minister of Stevenston,

Principle and Consistency, The In-
fluence of, 428.

Christian's, The Dying. Anticipations of

Death and Glory. By Richard Huie,

Esq., M.D., 608.

Progress towards the Perfection

of Heaven. A Discourse, by the Rev.
David Strong, 40.

Great Work. A Discourse, by the
Rev. Jannes Somerville, 392.

Motive in bis Great Work. A Dis.
course, by the Rev. James Somerville,


Christians, the Support of the World, 16.

Ancient, 32.

Ditference among, 479,

Christians, A Hint to, 192.

All, are not alike, Section I

By the Rev. Duncan Macfarlan, 605.

II., 636.

Christianity, 367.

Why are Christians averse to

recognize their own. By the Rev. James
Sicveright, 81.

The Testimony of Infidels to

the Value of. 213.

Contrasted with Paganism, 239.

Colliers, The Kingswood, 299.

Collins, the Poet, 48.

Comfort in the Work of Christ, 192.

Christian, 223.

Coming, The Second, 239.

Companions, On the Choice of. By the Rev.

Alexander L. R. Foote, 337.

Confidence, Christian, 351.

Conscience, 95.


Compounding with, 447.

A Guilty, The Horrors of, Exem.

plified. By Thomas Brown, Esq., 647.

Consistency, The Necessity of Christian, 06.

Consistent, Be. 351.

Contentment, 416.

Continent, The, 64.

Contrast between Christ and Mahomet, 351.

Cottager, A Female, 656.

Covenant, The Solemn League and, 61.
Conversions, Sudden. By the Rev. Robert

M.Cheyne, 203.
Covenanters, The. By John Galt, Esq., 480.
Counsels, Salutary, 415.
Cowper, Rev. J., A.M. Last Hours of, 578.
Curiosity, On the Evil of Vain. By the Rev.

James Foote, A.M., 581, 621, 652.

Craig, John, Some striking passages in the

Life of, 141.

Cranmer, Archbishop, The Martyrdom of,


Creation, On the Wisdom of God as Dis.

played in the Works of. By the Rev.

David William Gordon, 257.

Crellius the Socinian, 31.

Cripple, A Poor, 512.

Cruden, The Benevolent, Author of the

Concordance, 608.


Damascus, A Description of, 653.

"Day, As thy, so shall thy Strength be," 16.

Dead Sea, The, 541.

Dead, The Burial of the. By the Rev.

William Malcolm, 684.

Death - Bed Scenes. By the Rev. Alexander

Moody, A.M., 45, 92, 156, 451.

Death, Preparation for, 47.


of the Righteous, 64.

Thoughts on the.

By the Rev. John A. Wallace, 65.

The Ruling Passion in, 208.

Certainty of, 319.

A Mother's. By the Rev. Stevenson

M'Gill, D.D., 336.

Winter an Emblem of, 685.

Deluge, The Traditions of, 373.
Desert, On Mungo Park's finding a Tuft of

Green Moss in the African, 80.

Destruction, The Broad road leadeth to, 319.

Devotee, The Indian, 464.

Dew, 560.
Diligence, 223.
Discontent, The Sinfulness and Unprofit.

ableness of, 287.
Discovery of Unsuspected Sin, one of the re-

sults of Sanctified Amiction, 223.

Disease, Man's, and the Gospel Remedy, 63.

Disinterestednes3 Rewarded, 464.

Divine Love, The Believer's Soliloquy on, 432.

Will, Submission to, 480.

Truth, Providence Exemplified in

connection with the Power of. By Alex.

Tough, Esq., 542.

Doddridge, Dr Philip, Biographical Sketch

of, 131.

Dogs in Eastern Cities. By the Rev. Robert

Jamieson, 71.

Drew, Samuel, A.M., Biographical Sketch

of, 531.

Drunkard; The Family of the, a Sketch.

By the Rev. Thomas Dimma, A. M.,

Minister of Queensferry, 694.

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