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would soon provoke her. You have plenty for your supper; but you may depend upon a present from me.”

Having prayed for Peter Peachey, Betty was peacefully sleeping on her pillow that night ere he had scarcely paused in his praises of her patience, her practical piety. He spoke of her to his respectable employer, who, without parade, supplied many of old Betty's temporal wants in the spring, when, as had been predicted, the depression of trade, and the high price of provisions, plunged even opulent persons into the deepest poverty. Peter Peachey kept his promise, and by depriving himself of pastry, &c., provided the good woman with many a plentiful repast.

It is not in my power to say for what space of time old Betty had been paid the sixpence per week when Mrs. Pontine was seized with apoplexy, and though partially restored, she expired without expressing a wish to see her poor, pious pensioner; nor did she depute her housekeeper, or any other person, to present the poor soul with another gold piece. But she did not despond; placing implicit trust in the precious promises which had been the portion of Patriarchs, Prophets, and Apostles. When Mrs. Pontine's will was opened by the person, appointed to superintend the disposal of her property, how were all parties present surprised at the perusal of this bequest, -" To old Betty, ONE

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CORIANDER. There are only two places in Scripture in which the word coriander occurs; the one Exod. xvi. 31, the other, Num. xi. 7. The manna which fell in the desert, and on which the Israelites were fed during their sojourn there, is usually described as white and round,“ like coriander-seed.”

It is known throughout Arabia, Persia, and India, where it is cultivated, and universally employed as a grateful spice, and as one of the ingredients of the Indian currie-powder. It is also common in Egypt, and the south of Europe.

In our own country, especially in Essex, it is grown in large quantities, being valuable on account of its seeds, which are required by confectioners, druggists, and distillers: in gardens it is reared for the sake of its leaves, which are used for soups and salads.

The coriander is an umbelliferous plant. The fruit, commonly called seeds, is globular, greyishcoloured, about the size of a pepper-corn, having its surface marked with fine lines or striæ. Both its taste and smell are agreeable, depending on the presence of a volatile oil, which is separated by distillation.

EXERCISE XLIX.- December 13th.

Mark xv. 33–39.

JESUS CHRIST. VERSE 33. How long was the darkness over all the land? At what hour did the darkness commence? When did it end? What time of the day was this? Over what land was this darkness? Why was it sent?

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Ver. 34. At the ninth hour, what did Jesus do? What is the meaning of these words ? Psal. xxii. 1. Why had God forsaken him? Had he deserved to be forsaken by God? 1 Peter ji. 22. For whom did he submit to be forsaken by God?

Ver. 35. When some that stood there heard the cry of Jesus, what did they say ?

Ver. 36. What did one of them do? What did he give him to drink in this way? Psal. lxix. 21.

Ver. 37. What did Jesus do again? What words did he use, as you read in Luke xxiii. 46 ? What in John xix. 30 ? What is meant bygave up the ghost ?” Ought not we to be ready to give up our spirits into the hands of God, as the Lord Jesus did? What do we read of Stephen in Acts vii. 59 ?

Ver. 38. What was done to the “veil of the temple?”. Exod. xxvi. 31–33. What is the meaning of "rent in twain ?"

Ver. 39. Who was standing over against Jesus? What did the Centurion do? What is a Centurion ?

EXPLANATIONS.-Ver. 33. Sixth hour. Twelve o'clock, at noon. Ninth hour. Three in the afternoon. Darkness. Not an eclipse of the sun, because it was then full moon.-Ver. 37. Gave up the ghost. Died.-Ver. 38. Rent. Torn. Twain. Two. Centurion. Captain of a hundred soldiers.

Lesson. Let us contemplate with grief and humiliation the agony and sufferings of the Son of God, while we remember they were endured on account of our sins. Ver. 34.


Luke xxiv. 1-8.

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS. Ver. 1. Who came early on the first day of the week to the sepulchre? Mark xvi. 1. What is the “ first day?” Why did Mary come to the sepulchre ? Mark xvi. 1. Why did not she and the other women anoint the body of Jesus before? Luke xxiii. 56.

Ver. 2. What did she see when she came to the sepulchre ? Who had rolled away the stone ? Matt. xxviii. 2-4. What had become of the watch? Matt. xxviii. 11-15.

Ver. 3. Finding the stone rolled away, what did they do? What did they not find ?

Ver. 4. What was the state of their mind when they found the body gone? Who appeared to them? How did they appear to be clothed ? How are the spirits of the redeemed represented as being dressed in Rev. iii. 4, and vii. 13, 14?

Ver. 5. How did the women feel? What did they do? What did the angels say to them? What is implied in the angels' question ?

Ver. 6. What did the angels affirm? What were they commanded to remember? See Matt. xvi. 21 ; xvii. 23; John ii. 22.

Ver. 7. What was to be done with “ the Son of Man?What was to take place on the third day! Why was the resurrection of Jesus Christ of great importance to the church? Can we derive any consolation from it?

EXPLANATIONS.— Ver. 1. Sepulchre. The tomb in

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