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Meditation. (Frontispiece.) Daguerreotyped by WHPPLE.

Engraved by H. W. SMITH.
Vignette Title. Painted by WARREN. Engraved by PELTON.
St. John in the Desert. Painted by CARACCE. Engraved by

H. W. SMITH,.............. ............................... 66 Landscape, with Abraham and Isaac. Painted by Poussin,

Engraved by H. W. SMITH, ............. .................... 145 The Grecian Maiden. Daguerreotyped by WHIPPLE. Engraved by H. W. SMITH,...

............ 194 Toby's Supper. Painted by JONES. Engraved by H. W SMITH,

.......... 227 Tell me Who! Painted by JULES LAURE. Engraved by H.

W. SMITH,..

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OUR WAY AND GOD'S WAY.

BY REV. A. D. MAYO. The Psalmist, describing the fate of the Israelites who rebelled against God in the wilderness, uses these remarkable words :-" He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.” Their wicked desire wrought its own compensation according to the inevitable laws of Divine justice; for with the satisfaction of their wish came their greatest misery.

This event teaches us a very important truth. It is :— that God's way is better than our way; that our desires should be conformed to what we know of his will: and that if we obstinately oppose our individual opinions to his eternal purpose, we may, like the old Israelites, receive a bitter retribution in the very permission given us to obtain our request.

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