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where there were ministers to preach to us; but now we live in the wild pine woods of Florida, at a small settlement, where only once in a long while a minister comes to preach to us.

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"Our kind uncle sent us your Rills from the Fountain of Life.' Mother has read them to us over and over again, till we almost know them by heart; and we thought, if you only knew how much we loved them, and how much they have helped us to keep the Sabbath-day holy, you would, if you could spare the time, publish another volume for many little children who have no good, kind pastor to tell them of these good and holy things.

“We have often inquired of friends who visit us if you have made a new book of sermons for children.

"Please remember your little unknown friends,

WILLIAM, CLARA,

HENRIETTA, and MARY.”

Encouraged by these considerations, this little offering is laid upon the altar of that Saviour whose prerogative it is "out of weakness to perfect strength." May He graciously accept and bless the offering, and make it the means of directing the feet of some youthful pilgrim through the vale of tears into the way of peace and salvation.

Philadelphia.

R. N.

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The mist and spray which it makes are beautiful. The way in which the falling drops glitter and sparkle in the sunbeams is beautiful. The clear, liquid sounds, made by the streams thrown into the air, when they fall into the water beneath, are pleasant to the ear as sweetest music. Everybody loves to look at a fountain; and when, on a midsummer's day, we see one playing in some green, shady grotto, how pleasant it is to sit down on a soft, mossy bank, and listen to the music of the falling water, and feel the cool, refreshing influence which the fountain imparts to all the air about it!

The most remarkable fountains in the world are those in the gardens of the palace at Versailles, near ParisThese fountains are very large. When in full play they throw up several hundred jets, or streams of water, at once. They are thrown into a great variety of forms. It cost more than a million sterling to make these fountains; and every time they play they cost £500. They only play, however, on particular occasions; and when they are in full play, they form one of the most beautiful sights that can be imagined.

But after all, the fountain spoken of in our text is the best fountain. There is no other fountain in the world. that can be compared to this. Now I suppose some of you are ready to ask, What is meant by this fountain? It means the blood which Jesus, shed when He hung upon the cross. It is in consequence of what Jesus then suffered the blood He shed, and the death He died-that God pardons the sins of men, and saves their souls. That blood is here compared to a fountain. When the cruel nails were driven through His tender hands, and the

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